21st Prime Minister of Canada
Guests: Scott Reid, advisor to former prime minister Paul Martin and political analyst with CTV, speaks with guest host Edward Keenan Exactly 21 years ago, Scott Reid's boss, then Finance Minister Paul Martin, delivered a speech on the need to give cities a new source of revenue. It was regarded as the new deal for cities, and a speech Reid recalls led to Martin's departure from Jean Chrétien's cabinet. Now all these years later, as Reid and guest host Edward Keenan agree, Toronto needs to demand a new deal that acknowledges Toronto is different than any other city in Canada. Reid, a “lifelong political hack,” talks through how mayoral candidates should approach it as a campaign issue to win a mandate and how it might work out in practice to create leverage if anyone won the election on that message. Audio source: CSPAN, Canadian Question Period, June 3, 2002
The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail and Uber Canada.We're bringing together 2 people — “The Interns” — who mean a helluva lot to me in both a professional and personal sense. As mentors, colleagues, advisors and friends.Elly Alboim and Bill Fox are here!Both Elly and Bill are now 2-time Herle Burly guests. An honorific I'm assuming will go right to the top of their CVs. But listen up to their bona fides: Elly was a journalist for the CBC for almost a quarter century, before becoming Parliamentary Bureau Chief for TV news and National Political Editor. He was a senior advisor to Paul Martin as well as Kathleen Wynne. Today he's an Associate Professor of Journalism at Carleton and a Principal at Earnscliffe Strategies. And he wrote a fantastic piece on today's topic, called “Eliminating the CBC”, which you can check out at Air Quotes Media. Bill began as working journalist and became Ottawa and Washington bureau chief for The Toronto Star. He then turned his eye toward politics as Director of Communications for Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Today, he's got about 18 academic degrees from small shops like Harvard and Carleton, and he's a leading analyst of media and communication. His latest book is “Trump, Trudeau, Tweets, Truth: A Conversation” which is a fantastic read.We're going dive into a topic that's become quite the political battleground over the last little while: The role and importance of CBC news … How the news division is performing … the case for dismantling … other legitimate journalistic alternatives … but first, media coverage of China election interference.Thank you for joining us on #TheHerleBurly podcast. Please take a moment to give us a rating and review on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or your favourite podcast app.Watch episodes of The Herle Burly via Air Quotes Media on YouTube.
Today, given the recent release of U2's 40 song album ‘Songs of Surrender' and their documentary on Disney plus, the guys discuss the band U2 (1:32) and give their top 5 U2 songs. Ali starts off by talking about the funny coincidence between his book and Bono's book ‘Surrender', as well the band ‘Inhaler'. They start off by discussing the early days of the band and their tremendous success over the years. They then discuss the new documentary on Disney Plus ‘Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman' and whether 40 songs is too much for a new album. They talk about a hilarious incident between former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin and Bono. Then they both list their top 5 U2 songs (17:15). U2's drummer has had some health problems as of late… we have no evidence that he has gout, but nevertheless, the guys discuss gout in the second half of the pod (36:34). Asif talks about the definition of gout and how it is caused by the deposition of uric acid in your joints in people who have difficulty eliminating uric acid from your body. He then describes the classic exquisitely painful gout attacks. Asif then goes over the major foods that can trigger gouty attacks. The guys then discuss whether Ali was actually diagnosed with gout or not. Asif then talks about how you treat gout and prevent gouty attacks. The opinions expressed are those of the hosts, and do not reflect those of any other organizations. This podcast and website represents the opinions of the hosts. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for entertainment and informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. Music courtesy of Wataboi and 8er41 from Pixabay Contact us at email@example.com Follow us on Social media: Twitter: @doctorvcomedian Instagram: doctorvcomedian Show Notes: Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman: https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/movie/bono-and-the-edge-a-sort-of-homecoming-with-dave-letterman The Ethics of a Deepfake Anthony Bourdain Voice: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-ethics-of-a-deepfake-anthony-bourdain-voice The Music of Strangers: https://www.silkroad.org/tmos Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story by Bono review – from Boy to Mandela: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/nov/06/surrender-40-songs-one-story-by-bono-review-from-boy-to-mandela U2 Revisits Its Past, in the Name of … What, Exactly?https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/17/arts/music/u2-songs-of-surrender.html Bono: 'Paul Martin, I'm calling you!': https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/bono-paul-martin-im-calling-you/article1117867/ Bloody Sunday: In Derry and in Amritsar: http://www.rebelnews.ie/2020/01/28/bloody-sunday-in-derry-as-in-amritsar/ Gout and Pseudogout: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/329958-overview
La grande histoire de Pomme d'Api
« Malo Barbe-de-Fer habite une cabane sur la plage. Depuis son plus jeune âge, il regarde les bateaux partir au large. Il rêve de devenir le plus célèbre pirate de toutes les mers ! » Drôle de pirate, une histoire lue par Emmanuel, écrite Paul Martin et publiée dans le magazine Pomme d'Api n°687. Le magazine Pomme d'Api propose chaque mois une histoire à écouter en famille. Un podcast plein de tendresse, d'humour et de douceur, dont vous pouvez retrouver le texte original dans le magazine du mois. La grande histoire, ce sont des histoires écrites par des auteurs jeunesse et des journalistes spécialistes de l'enfance. Elles sont lues par de vrais parents ou grands-parents, tontons et tatas, baby-sitters, grands-frères, grandes-sœurs, nounous, cousines, cousins... Ce podcast est préparé et animé par Bayard Jeunesse. Réalisation : Emmanuel Viau, Musique: E. Viau. Habillage sonore et mixage : Gabriel Fadavi. Création visuelle : France Rapp. Production : Hélène Devannes. Voix : Aude Loyer-Hascoet et Emmanuel. Un podcast de Bayard – Avril 2023
Welcome back to episode two of our special mini-series dedicated to going behind the scenes of Formula 1: Drive to Survive. In this episode, we'll learn how executive producers James Gay-Rees and Paul Martin assembled the incredible team behind the series. Plus, we'll hear from some of the trusted crew members who were invited into the homes, cars, and minds of the drivers and team principals of Formula 1.
Over the next three days, we'll be bringing you three special episodes of Skip Intro dedicated to going behind the scenes of Formula 1: Drive to Survive. In episode one, we'll learn how the series came to be from those who were there from the start – executive producers James Gay-Rees and Paul Martin, as well as Formula 1 journalist and Drive to Survive expert Will Buxton.
The Great Simplification with Nate Hagens
On this episode, chemical engineer Paul Martin joins The Great Simplification to talk about all things hydrogen. There are many ‘Fuels of the Future' about which the media likes to create hopeful and seamless narratives, one of the currently popular of these being hydrogen. Where does hydrogen come from and what do we already depend on hydrogen for - is it as ‘clean' as the media leads us to believe? How can we think about hydrogen from a systems perspective to determine if it is really an energy solution - or an energy problem? What does this mean for the design of global supply chains entering into a simplified material future? About Paul Martin: Paul Martin is a Canadian chemical engineer with decades of experience making and using hydrogen and syngas. As a chemical process development specialist, Paul offers services to an international clientele via his private consultancy Spitfire Research. He is also co-founder of the Hydrogen Science Coalition, a nonprofit organization providing science-based information about hydrogen from a position free from commercial interest. For Show Notes and More visit: https://www.thegreatsimplification.com/episode/63-paul-martin To watch this video episode on Youtube → https://youtu.be/YVjEK_PjvD0
Agile&Me: A physical therapy leadership podcast series
In this episode of Agile and Me, Richard Leaver shares a conversation with Paul Martin about the process of selling your practice, from the necessary steps to take before putting your practice on the market to potential pitfalls to watch out for during negotiations. Tune in to learn a few tips and tricks that could help your practice earn a little more money!To learn more about us, visit our website at https://www.allianceptp.com/
In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series “Full Swing" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews executive producer Paul Martin. Money! Fame! Legacy! All are constantly on the line for the professional golfers on the PGA tour. But navigating the personal and professional hazards off the course are just as challenging. “Full Swing” gives fans a chance to get to know the players through their wins and losses and witness what it takes to compete at the highest level in men's professional golf. SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Full Swing" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.
The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail. Welcome back to our semi-regular feature here on The Herle Burly, called “The Chiefs”. The Chiefs is a panel of 3 former Chiefs of Staffs to some of Canada's most accomplished heads of government:Ian Brodie – first Chief of Staff to Stephen Harper, and central to the founding of the CPC. Now … Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary.Tim Murphy – former Chief of Staff to Paul Martin … now CEO and Managing Partner at McMillan LLP.Brian Topp – former Chief of Staff to Rachel Notley in Alberta … Deputy Chief to Roy Romanow in Saskatchewan … and one of the architects of Jack Layton's Orange Wave, federally. Today, he's a founding partner at GT&co.Today's discussion is prompted by the upcoming federal budget. We're going to talk about how exactly a budget gets put together. Where do the ideas come from? What are the roles of the PMO? The PCO? Finance? Cabinet? Caucus? … in the budget process? What should the purpose of a budget be? And what does it represent, writ large? Then we'll switch gears and get The Chiefs' impressions of what the government should be thinking about as it prepares this budget.Thank you for joining us on #TheHerleBurly podcast. Please take a moment to give us a rating and review on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or your favourite podcast app.
Introducing gloveglu academy! gloveglu Academy combines one of the most innovative goalkeeper brands in the World, with World-Class Goalkeeper coaching & development. We give goalkeepers access to one of the best coaches in the game, as well as access to the latest goalkeeping products & innovation. In this episode of The Goalkeeping Podcast, Paul & Martin discuss their exciting joint venture which will shake up Goalkeeping. The Goalkeeping Podcast is changing. Martin will be taking over as a solo presenter, discussing goalkeeper tips, and insight into his life as a GK coach for Boreham Wood and gloveglu academy Director! Expect special guests from the World of Goalkeeping too. Are you interested in elite goalkeeper training camps, coaching, or online workshops? Or perhaps looking to find out more with the gloveglu academy Newsletter, with features goalkeeper specific recipes, tips from pro Keepers, and free workshops from Martin Brennan? FIND YOUR GLOVEGLU ACADEMY SESSION ► https://www.gloveglu.academy/ SIGN UP TO THE FREE GOALKEEPING NEWSLETTER ► https://gloveglu.com/pages/gloveglu-newsletter-page FOLLOW ON SOCIAL ► Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/gloveglu.academy/?hl=en TikTok ► https://firstname.lastname@example.org SHOP GLOVEGLU ► gloveglu Store ► https://www.gloveglu.com
For over three decades, Paul Martin Sr. served as a cabinet minister for three different prime ministers. While he tried to gain the post of prime minister, he was unfortunately never successful. Nonetheless, he had a massive impact on Canada and his son would achieve the dream of becoming prime minister. Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Merch: www.canadaehx.com/shop Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Donate) E-mail: email@example.com Twitter: twitter.com/craigbaird Mastadon: @firstname.lastname@example.org Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cdnhistoryehx YouTube: youtube.com/c/canadianhistoryehx Want to send me something? Craig Baird PO Box 2384 Stony Plain PO Main, Alberta T7Z1X8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rico Blasi, Paul Martin, Bob Kurtz & Brett McLean join Micheletti and Falness for Saturday's Beyond the Pond heard 10-noon each Saturday @KFAN1003
Marc previews the Australian Open with Nick McCarvel, and he also chats with producer Paul Martin about the upcoming Netflix docuseries "Break Point"
The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.We're debuting what's going to be semi-regular feature here on The Herle Burly, called “The Chiefs”. The Chiefs is a panel of 3 former Chiefs of Staffs to some of Canada's most accomplished heads of government. And by semi regular, I mean this, whenever there are important enough issues to dive into, and maybe more to the point, whenever we can get these 3 very smart, very busy people:Ian Brodie – first Chief of Staff to Stephen Harper, and central to the founding of the CPC. Now … Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary.Tim Murphy – former Chief of Staff to Paul Martin … now CEO and Managing Partner at McMillan LLP.Brian Topp – former Chief of Staff to Rachel Notley in Alberta … Deputy Chief to Roy Romanow in Saskatchewan … and one of the architects of Jack Layton's Orange Wave, federally. Today, he's a founding partner at GT&co.Here's what “The Chiefs” is going to be about: It's a discussion of the major issues of the day from the unique and shared perspective of people who think about them NOT as campaigners do … i.e., what might be IDEAL in a political sense … BUT in the realm of what's actually POSSIBLE to DELIVER in a governing sense.Today, for our first ever Chiefs discussion, 2 topics: The Government's reliance on the consultant class, and more specifically, McKinsey. And in the wake of Bill Morneau's book, Prime Ministers and their relationships, or non-relationships, with their Cabinet Ministers.Thank you for joining us on #TheHerleBurly podcast. Please take a moment to give us a rating and review on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or your favourite podcast app.
Paul Martin is a successful real estate investor from Milwaukee who has been in the business for over 20 years. Before becoming a full-time investor, Paul worked as a landscape contractor and a semi-truck driver. Seeking more security, he bought rental properties, flipped houses, and eventually moved into wholesaling. In today's #Replay episode, Paul discusses the factors that led him to pursue real estate and how he recovered from a debt of $350k. He also shares insights from a recent deal that resulted in a $50k net profit. Listen in for valuable tips, strategies, and advice on how to recognize the power of real estate and achieve success, just like Paul. Key Takeaways: Surround yourself with the right people or seek out a mentor to guide you and provide the correct information to get you on the right track Utilize multiple listing services (MLS), bandit signs, and text blasting to find deals Consider the benefits of "driving for dollars" to discover potential investment opportunities Build a list of reliable cash buyers to help you close deals efficiently Choose a mentor carefully to ensure you have the support and guidance you need to succeed in real estate. Resources Driving For Dollars Mastery Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Russ Whitney's website Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill DealMachine
Paul Martin is a former NHL Hockey & U of M Gophers defensemen. Paul co-founded Shine a Ligh7, a non-profit focusing on youth mental health organizing events, funds and programs to provide youth to express their musical outlets. Enjoy! Please donate and support our mental health fundraiser HERE - [https://crowdfund.umn.edu/campaign/Backpocket](https://crowdfund.umn.edu/campaign/Backpocket)
The Prepper Website Podcast: Audio for The Prepared Life! Podcast
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Paul & Martin discuss the phenomonen of the Goalkeeper that never plays. The 3rd, 4th, or even 5th choice keepers brought into the club even though everyone knows they probably won't make an appearance. So what's their role? Turns out it's a lot more than just being a back up!
The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail.Seasons greetings Herle Burly-ites! And dammit if we haven't reached our final, live podcast of 2022. Today's show is going to be a helluva lot of fun. We're going to look back on, and break down, some of the more notable political ads of the year.Back with me for this, are those smooth-pated practitioners of political advertising … those high-gloss heads of campaign creative … 2 brothers from different political mothers: Dennis Matthews and David Rosenberg. One raised in a Conservative milieu, able to wear the most luminescent, skin-tight biking gear and look damn fine doing it. The other, from the Liberal dysfunctional family, owner of 2 pair of jeans over 5 years old, both sporting holes in the crotch which, until this very moment, he managed to keep a secret.Dennis, our regular listeners will know, is a Partner at Enterprise Canada and the President of its ad agency and content studio, Creative Currency. Strategist and architect of Conservative Party Advertising for Stephen Harper, Tim Houston and Doug Ford, among many others.David is a Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Bensimon Byrne Advertising. Writer of Liberal ads provincially and federally since 2004, including Paul Martin, Kathleen Wynne and Justin Trudeau's 2015 majority winning effort. David is also a member of our Air Quotes Media team.Thank you for joining us on #TheHerleBurly podcast. Please take a moment to give us a rating and review on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts or your favourite podcast app.
Paul Martin sits in for Vaughan Roderick for this, the last programme of the year. Thanks to all our loyal listeners. Our first programme of 2023 will be on January 8 at the usual time 8am to 9am.
Paul & Martin discuss what measurable statistic is the best to use to asses a goalkeepers performance. From Clean Sheets to Expected Goals Conceded - What can and can't you measure? It might be safe to say Martin isn't a 'StatMan' What goals should Goalkeepers set themselves stats wise? FOLLOW ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gloveglu/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/gloveglu TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gloveglu?lang=en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gloveglu/?originalSubdomain=uk GOALKEEPER TIPS ► DGUK: https://www.tiktok.com/@dguk123 The Nationals: https://www.tiktok.com/@thenationalsgkcamps? SHOP ► https://gloveglu.com/
Information Morning Fredericton from CBC Radio New Brunswick (Highlights)
There are over a thousand sites across the province contaminated with oil, diesel and gasoline. Some of them have needed to be cleaned up since the 80s. New Brunswick's Auditor General says they pose a risk to our health, and the environment. Vanessa Vander Valk spoke to Paul Martin.
Paul Martin, better known as the rear admiral of The Royal Saskatchewan Navy has been a prominent member of the communications and business sector in Saskatchewan, and anyone here can agree that he last left a lasting impression. The impact that Paul has made in Saskatchewan communiites is endless. Paul is always challenging the status quo, breaking old patterns, and leaving them better than he found them. Paul believes that everyone has a right to express themselves, and to create a world that is fair. Thank you Paul, for everything that you do to Better the Pond.
As COP 27 kicks off in Egypt, The UN chief says we're not doing enough to prevent a climate catastrophe. On the bright side, France is mandating all parking lots have solar panels over them resulting in the power of 10 nuclear reactors. An analyst says Tesla may never achieve full self-driving. South Dakota produced more energy from wind than any other source. Why a switch in power in the United States Congress won't kill Biden's Inflation Reduction / Climate act. Brian's PTC cabin heater in his Tesla Model 3 had to be replaced and that meant driving in a parka for two and a half hours to the closes service center. Clip from the Energy Vs Climate podcast with guest Katherine Hamilton. Netflix has a documentary on Nissan head and current criminal Carlos Ghosn called 'Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn." He was accused of stealing millions from Nissan and escaping in a storage chest on a plane. The eight billionth human being is about to be born. We disguss the Energi Media YouTube channel where Markham Hislop talked to an analyst from Guidehouse Insights about what's taking level 4 autonomy so long. Porsche has made 100,000 EVs. Tesla (TSLA) is now earning eight times more per car than Toyota, and they are starting to notice back in Japan. Pakistan's utility knows going green means consumers pay less for their electricity bill. Electrek editor Fred Lambert on Elon Musk's feedback loop of constant praise. The "hydrogen-is-not-all-that" podcast suggested by one of our listeners can be found here. Thanks for listening to our show! Consider rating The Clean Energy Show on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to our show. Follow us on TikTok! @cleanenergypod Check out our YouTube Channel! @CleanEnergyShow Follow us on Twitter! @CleanEnergyPod Your hosts: James Whittingham https://twitter.com/jewhittingham Brian Stockton: https://twitter.com/brianstockton Email us at email@example.com Leave us an online voicemail at http://speakpipe.com/cleanenergyshow Tell your friends about us on social media! What should we do for Patreon perks coming in 2023? Let us know your ideas! Transcript Hello and welcome to Episode 138 of the Clean Energy Show. I'm Brian Stockton. I'm James Whittingham. This week, several companies are throwing to the towel and full selfdriving, but please keep your hands on the wheel and your attention on the road as you listen to this podcast. The state of South Dakota and now produces more electricity from wind than any other source. Must be the hot air coming from Mount Rushmore, am I right? No. UN Chief Antonio Gutierrez says we are on the highway to Climate Hill with our foot still on the accelerator. Again, please keep your hands on the wheel and your attention on the road as you listen to this podcast. In France, the government has ordered that all parking lots must be covered by solar panels, all because President Emmanuel Macron can't get the top back up on his convertible Renault. All that and so much more on this edition of the Clean Energy Show. And also this week, Brian, why a switch in power in the United States Congress, which is voting as we speak, as we record this won't kill Biden's inflation reduction act, but a change in government in Canada actually would be problem for us north of the border because well, I'll get to that later. And we also have a bit of an update live from Cop 27, sort of. And what's new with you? How was your trip to Saskatoon? Because last week you're heading north two and a half hours in the snowy Canadian winter to get your Tesla fixes. That's the closest Tesla service center to you. Yeah, that's right. So the heater has not been working right and didn't seem to be working quite right last winter, but kind of not enough to generate an error message. But now I had an error message, so they seemed to know what to do to fix it. So drove up Saskatoon, where the closest service center is, and yes, they replaced the whole heater. That's what they did. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. It's under warranty. Everything's fine, isn't it? Everything's fine. When does the warranty end? Let me ask you, because it has, as we pointed out a couple of weeks ago, two and a half years, a quarter decade, getting close to the point where this is going to start killing you in the wallet. I don't recall when it ends, but I think it might say specs of warrant. It says in the app somewhere. Yes, here in the app. The Tesla app, basic vehicle, limited warranty, expires in March 2024 or 80,000, battery 2028 or 160 and the drive unit 2028 or 160,000 km as well. So, yeah, a couple more years to go on the basic warranty. Okay, I see. This could be a different discussion in the future. OK, what was it? Was it the PTC heater, the resistive heater? Yeah. Or you don't have a heat pump, so that's what it was. No heat pump. So the resistive heater. Yeah, for some reason they were sure about that. They were pretty sure by the time I got there. Because they have all the data from the car, like everything, the car is digitized and they can see all the data from my car. So as I dropped it off, they said, yeah, it's probably the whole heater needs to be replaced. And they were prepared to do that. And at the same time, too, there's been a recall for the trunk lid harness or something. I think it's to do with the cables, the wire harness to the camera in the back. So they did that at the same time. And it took about like 4 hours for them to do it. Wasn't too bad. Is that right? You had an appointment at 08:00 a.m. And they went right at it and started working on it. Yes. Call me around 1130. And they had the part, which is good again, I assume because they had all the data, they could order the parts ahead of time that they would need. That's nice. Yeah. And they gave me a loaner car, which I drove around Saskatchewan for a while. And yes, I got back before there was another blizzard. What was that? A couple of days later, our second blizzard of the year. Which is not technically a blizzard environment. Canada doesn't call it a blizzard. Do not call it a blizzard. But boy, was it a blizzard. It was crazy. Another nasty, nasty one. And I think we were the epicenter this time. Last time it was Moose Jaw. Yes, really nasty. Tons of snow. Yes. Crazy out there. How was your trip back? Was it okay? And the heater was all hot. How was it there, though? It was below zero, so I put on my parka. So you didn't have heat? There was a little bit of heat, not enough. And the heated seat was still working, but with the parka on, it was fine. Here's what I'm thinking, and that is the newer cars have a heat pump. Yeah, that's right. Newer cars have a heat pump instead of a resistive heater. So they don't have both then? I don't think so, no. You'd think that they might need one as a backup. But maybe the car generates enough heat that it holds. It's taking heat from the motor, it's taking heat from the from the batteries or something. There's a loop of different things that heat up here. But we do know there has been problems with some of the heat pumps as well in extreme cold. Is it in the heat pump itself or something related to the heat pump? Anyway, that's interesting because you didn't get a price on what that would be. Didn't show the invoice of what that repair would cost. No, they didn't. Just said zero. I'd be interested. I guess you could look it up online. What somebody else did we'll talk more about this sort of thing in future months. So anything else? You went up? You managed, your feet didn't get cold? Yes. No. It was a little bit chilly, but it wasn't too bad. Was it the most unpleasant trip you've had because you work cold? Yeah, I guess so. Yeah. I've got a really warm parka, so it felt almost normal. With that on, the heat can radiate up from the heated seat and fill the market. There you go. And then the other thing that's going on with me is they started shooting a TV show across the street from me here in the neighborhood. Really? You know, that's happened before, hasn't it? What is it about across the street? Because there used to be somebody of relevant who lived there who was connected to the film industry. Yes. They're gone. Not anymore. And it's their house that's being rented for this shoot. That's a weird coincidence, though. Yeah. And our good friend Jay is working on the shoot, so I've run into him out there on the street. Wow. I bet he doesn't know we're talking about him. No, probably not. I assume he doesn't listen to the podcast. No, he wouldn't. He's an old man. I don't think he knows what a podcast oh, he's an angry old man, Brian. Angry, angry old man who is actually six months younger than me. So he's working in winter and there's a TV show shooting across the street from you. I think Jay would prefer to be shooting in a sound stage where there's a lot more room for everybody and it's a lot more comfortable because, of course, it's a blizzard, remember? Why couldn't it be a James Cameron green screen affair? That's what you want to work on. But yeah, no, there's a lot of traffic on the street, lots of cars parked on our streets. But it's fine. Back in the day when I was a kid, I did a couple shows outside. It's horrible. Even in the fall when it's warmer than this, to spend 14 hours outside is just not good. I mean, they're shooting really inside the house, but there's so many crew people that they got to have to spill out into the cars and into the yard and everything. Is there somebody blocking traffic? No, no one closing off the traffic so far. Okay, that'd be annoying. You're coming home, you got to pee. Some little film student has a stop sign and says, no, you can't. So it's really weird. Happened to be on Sunday. I was biting my own business watching TV. We were snowed in. It was a blizzard, as you say, right. I couldn't do anything. So my son's home from college, and he took a shower. And I got to thinking, what is that cable cam on football games called? What is the brand name for that? Because I started thinking about that, and so I googled it, and it's called a Sky Cam. And then that took me to the Wikipedia page of the sky camp. And then I found out that the Sky Cam company was bought by this company, then bought by that company, and then it was bought by the person my son hates most of the world, which is Stan Crockey, the owner of the Arsenal Football Club in the Denver Broncos, and a bunch of other things. He's a bad man, according to people who support the team. And then I was gravitated towards a section that said incidents, because of course, that's sexy. I'm going to go there. There were three incidents, Brian. One in, like, 1981, when they first invented, and by the way, it was invented by the same person who invented the steadicam. Yeah. So that person, I'm assuming, is rich now. Yeah. So this is a camera that's on a giant cable that runs across the stage, two cables. So it's a couple of cables so it can fly over the players during a football game with a camera, I believe it's like a big X of cable, so it can go in three dimensions, back and forth. And just above the helms of it, you see them, you may not notice them. I don't think anybody who's paying attention notices them. Anyway, there was one incident at a small college football game back in the 80s when it was first came out. There was an incident in like, 25 years ago, and the third incident was an hour before I read it. An hour before I read it. It was a game that we didn't have. Here was the New York Jets game, and apparently the game was delayed by an hour because the Sky Cam fell from the I just thought that was weird. You're reading three incidents in history and going, this was an hour ago. The third one was an hour ago. And somebody had updated the Wikipedia. And of course they did, Brian, because Wikipedia, it's all about updating quickly. When we die, our family won't know before Wikipedia knows. Like, it will be updated instantly. Well, you know, there's no entry about me on Wikipedia, so if anyone out there well, there will be by then to write one. Me, too. I keep begging people to write one for years. I keep writing it myself, and they rejected, even though I have many awards if you're not allowed to accolades. And yeah, last night my partner had a grocery store order far away, and we went to the east end of town to pick up groceries because she ordered it in advance before the blizzard without checking the weather. It was a herring affair. And we decided to use her coupons for Carl's Jr. Which she never go to, but we thought that would be exotic someplace. We have a bit, let's go there and try this coupon out. And we got there and ordered it all went smoothly. And we got to the drive through window and there was this car load of teenagers in front of us who had been stuck there for an hour. And no one at the drivethrough told us anything. But the car in front of us was stuck right at the window for an hour. So we had the card that my partner uses and many, many years ago we went to the grocery store chain Superstore and they had clearance, these pieces of rectangular plastic that are grippy that you put under your wheel. They're like a little tread of plastic that's really pointy. Yeah. So it's something you keep in the trunk and if you get stuck in the snow, you put them under your wheels. Never used them. Cost about $0.50, like they were discounted from like twelve bucks to fifty cents. Never used them. But she had them in the car, put one under the front wheel, cut them out of there in a second. Wow. And they threw $20 at me, which I refused, of course, but they were so thankful to get out, they ever would. And of course it's embarrassing because you're blocking a fat guy from getting his burger behind you and that's no good. So, yeah, we got them out instantly, which was funny as hell. Good deed of the week. Sure. Now let's get on to some discussions with past stories because I wanted to talk about the Energy Vis Climate podcast. Okay? This is my name's. Sake ed. Woodynham calls himself I call myself Whittingham. He calls himself Woodynham. He's from Alberta. It's 90% chance for cousins. Okay, I haven't worked it out yet, but two people, there's like six Whittingham in Canada and apparently two of them fell into clean energy somehow. But whose podcast is more popular, that's what I want to know. Well, he's a big deal. He's been in the news for working for governments as a consultant. So he would have a lot of like this is not the same kind of podcast that people necessarily listen to because it's in the weeds, it's in policy. There's a lot of policy for people who work in the industry. That's a huge news. Well, I do listen to it. And they had Kathryn Hamilton on, who used to host the Clean Energy or the Energy Gang podcast. Now she's gone off to other things and I think she worked for the US government for a while. She's from the States, of course, and she's a clean energy expert and got decades of clean tech and policy in DC. And she was talking about the US midterms. And I was worried, I've said before on the show that I'm worried about what's going to happen because it's probably going to change. Power is going to change in one way or another in Washington, whether it's now or later, it always changes. How safe is the clean? The big biden thing is not going to be reversed because they're evil, they reverse things. They don't believe climate change at all. They're a hoax. So I just thought she had a really interesting answer that I'll play for you now. So I don't think that shift will have a direct impact yet on the climate goals. It will certainly prevent anything additional from happening. And the US. Congress holds the purse strings for the federal government. So just on appropriating funds to keep the government going, that will have an impact. But the pieces that are in IRA are pretty strong. I mean, they are tax credit, unless they were to completely rewrite the tax code. And I'll give you a little secret. When you give somebody something, don't ever try to take it away. So you're going to have all of these people taking advantage of credits. And in fact, manufacturers are already moving into states that are heavily Republican states and the last thing they want is those tax credits to go away. In fact, during the Trump administration, they never put on the table rolling back solar and wind tax credits. They just didn't because they knew that was a losing proposition for them. Yeah, I didn't realize that even during Trump they didn't roll back very much, did they, as far as climate goes, because business people were investing and that's the thing. Now in Canada, it's a different story. What they call it, and they refer to it as a runway. In the states, solar and wind have a ten year runway that it's guaranteed that if you invest, you can keep investing and it will still work out. You're not wasting your investment. You need to give assurances and security to people to make these investments because that's what the clean energy transition is. It's largely investing, but in Canada we don't have that. So our government is a minority parliamentarian. Government that may switch to 2025 will probably I mean, the government don't last forever around here either. And that government hardly wants to get rid of carbon taxes and doesn't seem to legitimately believe in climate change either. They're not that far off in the Republicans. But yeah, apparently the Canadian government is working on making that so that it's a guaranteed thing because investors are already threatening. They might be grandstanding, but they're threatening the one is going to the states because that's where the guarantee is, I don't know. And there's even definitely companies worried about doing business in places like Alberta because of the sort of backwards looking energy policy that they have there. If you're a giant business, giant international business, you're going to think twice setting up a business in a place that is denying climate change. And we were talking about Carlos Gon last week, the former chairman of Nissan who oversaw the implementation of the Nissan Leaf, the first mass produced electric car, which I happen to own a ten year old version of that. And there's actually a Netflix documentary that just came out a week ago as we were talking about that. Oh, fantastic. Well, I don't know that it is fantastic. I'm not reviewing it. I'm not endorsing it. It's called fugitive. The Curious Case of Carloscone. And I watched a bit of a lot of talking heads. It's interesting because it's kind of like a heist movie, right? Because he's accused of stealing millions from the car company he led, he was arrested in Japan and smuggled out of the country by two Americans in a storage chest, who, coincidentally, were also just convicted this week. As soon as I brought it up, things started happening. Brian wow. Okay. Well, I think I'll check that out. It was an interesting story just because of that one detail that he had to escape the country in a storage chest. Yeah. Oh. We have some breaking news. The 8th billionth human being is about to be born in the world. We go now to Antonio Gutiris, the head of the United Nations. The 8th billionth member of our human family is born. How will we answer when baby 8 billion is old enough to ask, what did you do for our world and for our planet when you had the chance? After President Trump announced that America would withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Accord, elon Musk immediately announced he would quit presidential business councils. We are in the fight of our lives and we are losing. Greenhouse gas emissions keep growing, global temperatures keep rising, and our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible. Twitter owner Elon Musk has told his followers on the platform to vote for a Republican congress. Tuesday, Musk tweeted, quote to independentminded voters, shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties. Global warming, which a lot of people think is a hoax. The Earth will end only when God declares it's time to be over. We are on a highway to Climate Hill with our foot still on the accelerator. This is a clean energy show with Brian Thompson and James Whittingham. Okay, so a quick start here from South Dakota. Now, we often talk about North Dakota here on the show because we're just above North Dakota here. In many ways. In many ways, I love North Dakota. Home of the Fargo Film Festival. Home of the Fargo Theater. Anyway, South Dakota, which is just below North Dakota, it is now getting most of its electricity from wind they previously had. Hydroelectric was the biggest source, but now 52% is coming from wind turbines in the province there. So congratulations to South Dakota. And what I say to that initially is, why not us? Brian why not us? I wonder what led that to happen. Like, what was it? Private investment? Because we have a utility owned, government owned utility here. Was it the private sector that saw cheap electricity that drove the investment in? That what sparked that? Because South Dakota is not in the day and age of accusing everything green as being on one side of the political spectrum and therefore the enemy the other, then I'm surprised that a state like South Dakota was able to do something like that. Yeah, in South Dakota and North Dakota, both tend to be conservative leaning states. It is slightly surprising, but as we know, it's a great idea. So we have very similar wind profile here in our province and a little bit of wind power, but it really needs to be cranked up. You know, it's interesting politically when I was in Fargo with you, that I was asking, because that was just when Trump was becoming a thing and I was trying to get a Trump sign to bring over, was asking around for one. They were all lefty apologizing for their country. But it just goes to show that even in very right wing states, you have pockets of people who are, you know, not everybody is going to be one way or the other. There's always pockets, even in the most extreme leaning states. Yeah, fargo is a college town. They've got, like, I think, three universities in Fargo or Fargo morehead. And of course, people involved in the film festival, I guess, tend to be people in the arts, more left leaning, but as a whole, pretty conservative places. And my son always points out that Wyoming has Casper, which is also a small college town, because we've been through Wyoming a few times and I've been shaken by some of the images I've seen there. And there's lots of bad things to look at and signs and messages. But, yeah, Casper, which is a town we did go to, it was like a Fargo of Wyoming. It was kind of like a cool little college town with a nice Taco Bell, I may add. Nice. And, you know, I wanted to go there for the eclipse. The total eclipse of the sun that was the closest to us was Casper, Wyoming. Oh, interesting. I think we had just done a six week vacation in the mountains with our camper, and I couldn't convince my partner to do it. I regret that ever since, because it would have been a one day trip to see something remarkable. No. And I thought about driving to Calgary or Winnipeg to see Kate Beaton, author of the Duck's graphic novel, which I was plugging on the show. But these blizzards prevented these blizzards are bad. You never know this time of year whether we live in western Canada, where you're going to get bad weather, and certainly any mountain pass, even the Sierra Nevada mountains, are getting killed with a whole whack of snow. I've got a story I wanted to talk about. I guess a few companies, at least a couple in the last week or so, that have dropped plans, like, Ford has announced that it has dropped plans for a level three driver assistance, which would lead them to robotaxis. And they're going to focus on level two just for the consumer rather than as a business. So that's been a big shift. Mercedes is kind of doing the same. They say robotaxis are no longer a goal. We thought that in 2016 or 17, and that's kind of when the neural net sort of became a thing and they thought, well, everything is going to be solved quickly, but now they're backing off of that and they thought they could solve the robotaxi problem quite quickly. And so did certain CEOs who now social media magnets, but committing to both a ride hailing solution and a passenger driven assistant solution was expensive. So they thought they just concentrated on the one that make people because people are demanding it now. They're demanding basically the different versions of autopilot for different cars just to drive itself on the highway. How was your autopilot, by the way, in wintertime? How is it doing on actual highways? Yeah, generally really good. It can kind of sense generally through the snow. Okay, well, self driving taxis that operate all day, every day and all kinds of weather have been a dream for many for decades, including one of the Google people who started their autonomous program, Waymo. Yes. So now he's programming trucks to operate within the confines of industrial sites. Only one of these guys. And he says the foreseeable future, that's as much as the complexity as any driverless vehicle will be able to handle, in his opinion. He says, forget about the profits, the combined revenue of all the robotax the robotruck companies, it's not a lot right now. It's probably more like zero. So our friend of the show, Mark Hislamp, who is one province over from us or two provinces over, but from where we live, he's got a YouTube show called Energy Media, and he also has a podcast from time to time, and he has a guest on from Guidehouse Insights. He's an automotive engineer and EV analyst. His name is Dulce Meade and he's somebody that I go to for EV information and sort of market knowledge like that. And boy, he's got some cold water to throw on the robotaxi thing. I got some clips from him. This is him talking about that it's going to be a while before someone solves this to be at the point where you can really start to scale it up dramatically and get to a level of number of vehicles on the road where you can start to build a really viable business out of it. It's probably closer to eight to ten years, closer towards the end of this decade than where we are today. And again, this is Marks YouTube show energy Media. I'll have a link to it in the show notes, so we can borrow from him without guilt. And also he's talking about how AI sort of plateaued. What I was just talking about, the Neuron net development in early 2010s was something that people thought would move fast but apparently he sees a big plateau happening and slowing down. We had that big advancement in the middle part of the last decade, and that suddenly moved things forward very quickly. But then it plateaued and it's been climbing very slowly ever since it hit that plateau. And so that's why it's hard to predict when we'll get to that stage where these systems are at least consistently as good as or better than humans. Now, there's been a Department of justice investigation into Musk over full selfdriving claims. According to Reuters, prosecutors in Washington, San Francisco are examining whether Tesla misled customers. I hear when you look at sort of on stage discussions from people in this space, they're really bad mouthed Tesla. Now, you could take that with a grain of salt and say it's envy, or I don't believe in their approach, but Tesla is always proving people wrong. Anyway, this is his opinion, his contrary opinion on the Tesla approach, and he doesn't think much of it. There are some fundamental flaws in the Tesla approach relying on cameras only, and particularly because of the way they've configured the cameras, where you don't have any stereoscopic imaging, so you can do parallax imaging to get some accurate distance measurement. Tesla is relying entirely on AI inference to try to measure distance to objects, which is an inherently flawed approach. The system that they have devised is not really capable of robust automated driving, and probably never will be. Between the name and what Elon Musk has consistently said for the last six years, since October of 2016, when they launched autopilot version two. And he started his presentation with starting today, all vehicles rolling out of the Tesla factory have all the hardware they need to get to level five. Autonomy. Which was a lie then and it's a lie today. He's a pinch angry, I think, which is up to the sort of a toad that I hear of these things. But yeah, well, we'll see. But Tesla's future is highly reliant on that's one big aspect of it. It's not just selling cars. Yeah, well, I suspect that they probably wouldn't do the same thing now. So that's back in 2016, and Tesla was not in a profitable position back then, so they started selling full selfdriving, I think partly just as a way to get revenue into the company, a future promise of a future feature. Since then, they've become very profitable and very stable. So if they were starting this program now, I don't think they would be selling this feature for the future at ten, $20,000. But, yeah, I suspect back then they just wanted the cash flow. And another problem that I've seen come up is people like you who have the full self driving beta but aren't using it. So apparently that's a bit of an issue because it's kind of annoying. Right? It turns off and you think, Well, I'll just drive normally for now. Yeah, I've. Got better things to do. Sure. Even as you're retirement. But this has become an issue because they're getting less data and they need more data, which is maybe one of the reasons why they're trying to roll it out to even people with bad driving scores. Yeah, but could they possibly even crunch all the data that they're getting? Almost on the inside observer, I have a friend who owns a Tesla, but you I'm amazed at how the promises keep coming that it's later this year, end of the year, next year, and year after year it's always there. But watching the progress of Auto full self driving beta, it does seem to be a slow crawl. Something could happen where everything comes together. I don't know, everything about it to ComEd and maybe they'll solve something that puts everything together and suddenly it makes a giant leap forward. But right now and we'll see. We'll see. Because we're six months away from testing your car again on the same route, and we'll see how it does. And we had a rainy day last year, so it wasn't perfect, but yeah. Anyway, France is doing something quite unusual, even for France. Yeah. So there is new legislation that was approved this week that requires all parking lots in France with spaces for at least 80 vehicles. This is both existing and new parking lots be covered by solar panels. So this is great. You think that has an 80 vehicle parking lot? What would that be? A strip mall? A strip mall would have that. Yeah, I guess so. We have quite a few kind of small parking lots in our city. I think that wouldn't qualify. Or even a big hotel. Brian would have 80 spots, wouldn't it? I mean, if you have 80 rooms, you'd have 80 spots. Yeah, it just makes sense. Like, this is schools, maybe. Yeah, schools. This is space that it's just there. And if we put solar panels on it, it will keep the rain off the cars and produce electricity. It's a nice incentive. So you have to do this. Yeah, this is the law. So according to the government, the potential of the measure could reach up to eleven gigawatts, or the equivalent of the power of ten nuclear reactors at midday on a Sunday in the summer. So that's interesting. That's a lot of power just from parking lots. No, and we've had stories in the past about covering canals. Like in California, I might as well cover the canals. It's just all this space that we have that could have a double use. And parking lots is one of them. You know, though, I wonder what the business model is for this, what the payback is, because I don't know what France's tariff system is, or if they have any money for just putting out the panels or the feed in of the electricity to the grid, how they pay and what the payback period is. But let's say that it's reasonable. You would have customers that would be pretty happy to be parking under a structure, an outdoor structure that shaded you, perhaps shield you from precipitation. And you could sit and wait for your spousal unit to shop. And you wouldn't cook in the sun. He would be shaded and comfortable. No, we have a real problem here. We have very hot sun in the summertime, so always better to get a parking spot with shade. I thought this was interesting. So it's the bigger parking lots that are going to have to do this first. Car parks with 400 spaces or more have about three years to comply, and then the smaller parking lots get about five years to complete. So this isn't just new construction. This is existing construction. Existing parking lots. That is a big deal. My goodness. Yeah. No, and if you think of some of the like, think of I don't know if they have Walmart in France, but you think of Walmart, the Walmart, the giant parking lots that we have for places like Walmart or shopping malls. Man, that would be a lot of solar panels. Yeah. I've been thinking about what we'll use, because the grocery store that we went to last night of the blizzard actually has a bunch of stuff built on the outside of what used to be a parking lot. There's actually an office building there with yeah, they've been restaurants used to be a gigantic parking lot, but they keep adding businesses to it. And that confused me because it's hard to find now it's easy to find a store at the end of a giant parking lot that's 10 miles away. There are walmarts in China. Do they? Yeah, they do. Wow. There's no French walmart in France, so I just Google that. Of course, there's a French Disneyland, but there's no French Walmart. It's basically the same, right? Yeah. Disney. When we do go to a robot taxi future, we're going to need less parking spaces. Right. So the way I envision it is, say I've got a shopping mall close to me that's got lots of parking spaces. And I think that what they could say is, well, you know, part of this shopping mall can be designated for Robotaxis because, you know, robotaxis will go mostly at the peak of when people get on and off work and on and off school. It's just like rush hour. But for the rest of the day, they'll have to sit somewhere. They'll need somewhere to have they'll need to go somewhere where they can charge and where they can somewhere nearby, different areas of town. I don't know where that's going to be. Yeah. Plus, I imagine it will be like the movie Cars, and they'll want to hang around together at a party, have social issues and things like that. Of course it will be like that. But at the same time, I'm wondering if we'll need less. Well, I mean, that's what Tony Seba says. We'll need less parking lots. And there's a significant amount of Los Angeles that has nothing but parking lots. And that's also a heat gainer for it increases the urban island, t island of cities as parking lots. Yeah. Well, hopefully we can densify all of our cities and just start building more building and housing on all these parking lots we're not going to. Right? And that'll be an exciting future. Plus like a driven right to the door. And hopefully some sort of device will lift me up and put me on an automated cart that will drive me around. Because walking is just too much for sure in the future, I think. So Porsche has made 100,000 cars. What does it mean? 100,000 of Brian? This is the Porsche Taycan electric car. They've now produced 1000 of this car. So it's been a pretty big success for Porsche. These are in demand. They are selling more of these than the 911, which is kind of the marquee car for Porsche. What I didn't know is it's not a huge company. This is really a niche player. So they delivered just over 300,000 vehicles last year. So they're a small car company niche and of course, very expensive. Tesla deliver like, one and a half million. Yeah, and they're just getting going. This is with two new factories that just went up. This is just with one. Yeah. So they delivered just over 300,000 vehicles total, and 41,000 of them were the all electric Ticans. So they have plans to electrify more of their lineup. But like a lot of things, it's been a little bit delayed. The Macan was the next one that they were going to electrify, and so far they haven't managed to do that. They've been surprised by that, haven't they? I mean, I think they've been overwhelmed by demand, but they've also stepped up to meet that demand, which is great, too. Yeah, but it really does make sense if you're someone who's interested in a Porsche, you're interested in performance driving. And as we know, Electric makes for fantastic performance driving. And if you're wealthy, then you want to impress your wealthy green friends. Well, there's nothing more luxurious, though, than driving quiet, so I love that. I don't know. Would that impress your green friends to a Porsche can? Some of them seems a little excessive. I've impressed myself. Maybe that's really what counts in the car world. Yeah. I don't know. It's a lot of money and you could probably solve the world hunger in a small nation somewhere for the purchase of that car. But Electric says that Tesla is now earning eight times more per car than Toyota. And Toyota is basically one of the world's largest automakers, and they're starting to apparently notice. Back in Japan, according to Electric, for example, tesla reported $3.3 billion in net profit last quarter, compared to Toyota earning just roughly 3 billion. So. Yeah, Tesla. This is despite Toyota delivering eight times more cars than Tesla in the same time period, and Tesla beat them on profits. That's kind of wild. It is. So they made the same money, same profits. But wow, I mean, the demand for Tesla is high. There's this whole inflation thing going on. There's the supply problem, the chip shortages. So they have eat up their prices a little bit. Thousand here, thousand there, as a lot of people are. What do you think it is? It's like a third of profit per car or something like that. It's really high. It's higher than most people. Yeah, I don't know. But the traditional automakers make more money on things like service and part of stuff. So this milestone of Tesla beating Toyota and earnings during a quarter is especially impressive when you consider that just a decade ago, toyota owned 3% of Tesla with just a $50 million investment. Think of how they get rid of that. So now Tesla generates $50 million in free cash flow almost every day, which is why the CEO can do cookie things and do whatever they want. So it's now time for the Tweet of the Week. This is where I highlight a tweet that I like. There's a couple of good ones. Maybe I'll do two. This week from Jenny Chase, solar analyst with Bloomberg NEF New Energy Finance. It's a casual line from those hippies at Pakistan's National Electric Power Regulatory Authority. And this is basically what they said in their report. They said the existing average cost of supply electricity to consumers is high, way too high. And one way to reduce this high cost is to procure cheap electricity from indigenous resources like wind and solar. Now, if we heard that from our utility in Canada, that would be remarkable. But this is coming from Pakistan, a very conservative place, who is not known, especially in governmental terms, to talk like this. But they see the value of this. No utility talks this way, actually. But Pakistan is and because she lives in the solar space, she knows nobody else is saying that but Pakistan Solar, or pardon me, the electricity utility is saying that one way that we're going to lower prices is by buying wind and solar. So good for them. Yeah. As we've said before, the fuel costs for wind and solar are zero. And now a secondary Tweet of the week. Just because I wanted to do too, and I hate deciding, brian, it's a lot of work to decide. Why should I have to decide? Fred lambert lambert. Lambert. Lambert. Fred Lambert, editor in chief at Electric. He says his personal account he says when I talk about Elon's feedback loop being hijacked by superfans, this is what I mean. And he has a story from the Mercury News in San Jose, California. And before I go on, I just want to say that Fred owns like, five teslas has been the biggest fan of Tesla and he's a journalist, but he's been reporting on Tesla forever. He is an enthusiast. He's cheering them on in every way. But Elon Musk blocked him once a long time ago because he had something mildly critical to say and Elon couldn't just take that. So what Fred thinks is that Elon like Michael Jackson and other people, they have this feedback loop of everybody who's constantly praising them. And this is a story from the San Jose newspaper that says that this one guy who's like a dad was tweeting him like 19 times a day or something. And Elon was often responding to him because it's such praise. And the softspoken superfan dad praised him for being fit, ripped and healthy and asked, hey Elon Musk, what's your secret? It sounds like almost a joke, like a comedian might do that because it's the opposite of true. He's not fit, he's not ripped, he's not healthy. You look at him and you see a guy who doesn't he's like an It guy who never gets an hour of sleep. It looks like he hasn't had sleep in years. And certainly not the healthy lifestyle and certainly no son. And the world's richest man's response was how do I keep fit and healthy? Fasting and diabetic drug that promotes weight loss. So good for you. When you're rich, you get to have the diagnosis. Drugs that promote weight loss and fasting is not good. Sumo wrestlers fast. They don't eat until 01:00 p.m. In the afternoon. Yeah. Wow. Not to 01:00 p.m. In the afternoon. That is a CES fast fact for you. That's because they store more weight if they don't eat all day. They train their body to fast. See, in human history, back when we were in caves and such, ten years ago, if you didn't eat, your body would think it was a famine and it would store extra weight. It would just change. So like fat people like me would survive in a zombie apocalypse. So my nutritionist tells me because we would need 20% less calories because we're that more efficient. Anyway, so we get a little bit of feedback here from the Twitter says clean energy fraud. You guys are talking about the future of hydrogen. So check out this podcast and what was it? It says this guy's super anti hydrogen and has some great points. And this is from Nelson. The podcast was our friend Mark Mslop at Energy Talk Show. He has a podcast as well. Occasionally puts out a guest, Paul Martin, a chemical engineer with a 30 year history of working with hydrogen and a member of the Hydrogen Science Coalition. And I'll put a link to that in the show notes if you want to hear some smack talk on hydrogen. And coming up in the show is the lightning round zoom through the rest of the week's headlines in a fast fashion. We like to hear from you. It's really what we live on. Brian doesn't get up in the morning without the hope of somebody contacting us. Clean energy firstname.lastname@example.org. We're on TikTok and Instagram and everywhere else. Clean energy, pond. We're on mastodon. At Mastodon Energy. We're on YouTube. Clean energy show. Speak Pipe. You can leave us an online voicemail message. Speak pipe.com. Cleanenergyshow. That sound means it is time for the lightning round, where we'll end the show this way. A fast paced look of the week in clean energy and climate news. Canada is putting the break on China's $4 billion lithium acquisition free. China is here buying up all the lithium they can, and Canada has finally said no. So Chinese companies have been the biggest financers of overseas lithium projects globally in recent years, including purchases of Canadian listed assets. And that's a new development, Brian. Yeah. So this is new legislation that limits the foreign ownership of some of these critical minerals that we're going to need for the electric revolution. Call it the biden approach, saying no more China. The Charging Interface Initiative, a global industry association focused on the electrification of transportation, has launched its new megawatt charging system. MCs is going to be called. We have CCS, the non Tesla standard for charging connectors. This is going to be MCs. So memorize that term. Brian. MCs is the new megawatt charging system standard for North America. So this will be some specific kind of plug and protocol for how to charge at even higher speeds. Megawatt speeds for trucks, basically for trucks, big trucks. Not necessarily all semitransport trucks, but medium trucks as well. This is interesting. The 2023 Kia EV six base trim has been dropped. And the starting price that means has dropped to an unfortunate $50,000 US. That means brian, I can't afford it. Yes, that's too bad. I mean, we sometimes do get different trim levels here in Canada, so we'll see. But 50,000 is a lot. Another CS fast fact, the golden toad is the first species to go extinct to climate change. Put that in your toaster and smoke it. It's too warm for them. And I guess the towed has had enough. Panasonic has broken ground on their EV battery factory in Kansas. This is what we refer to early red states getting a lot of this EV manufacturing, green tech manufacturing and jobs. And they'll be making 2070 cylindrical cells. A Viking bus orders 31 Mercedes Benz E Cetera buses as long distance runners in the country known as Denmark. Hello, Denmark. The reason I bring that up is because we've mentioned this before. When will long distance city to city buses electrify? Well, the answer is, I guess it's starting. That's great. The market share of zero mission light duty vehicle registrations in Canada hit 9.4% in the third quarter of this year. And that's a new record. It's up from any previous record which shows that the EV adoption is accelerating in Canada. Yeah, we're definitely past some sort of a tipping point, which is often said to be around 5% of the market. So, yeah. Canada at 9.4% EVs. That's fantastic. How many Ford Mustang electrics do you see around? I see them almost every day now. Maybe it's the same neighborhood, I don't know, but I see them everywhere. The North End, one of 600 EV sold in Europe will be made by Chinese makers of EVs by 2025. Fitch solution says, according to the China EV Post, So that's interesting. Something we've been following since the early days of this podcast is when will Chinese EV makers start to make gains in Western markets? Yeah, and I guess you're at first, because it's always Europe first, isn't it? Because they need their EVs over there. It's physically closer and they have tougher regulations to kind of phase out combustion. A slight majority of California voters favor the recently announced ban on new sales of gasoline powered vehicles by 2035. Only 52% and 43% disapprove, but hopefully they'll come around when prices do. I don't think anyone's going to complain about the range and prices there and charging infrastructure. Another fast fact air conditioners and heating elements consume 50% of electricity in America. Did you know that? That's a lot. No, that's a lot. Analysis as seen by the BBC shows that the production and transport of LNG causes up to ten times the carbon emissions compared to pipeline gas. So build more pipeline. I'm kidding. This around here, liquid natural gas as opposed to actual gas that goes through pipes. The greater than 8% electricity from a solar club in Europe for 2021. Here's the countries that have 8% or more just from solar germany, Spain, Greece, Italy, Netherlands not bad. And there's a whole bunch of 5%. A whole whack at 5%. Good for you. Greece, by the way. I always think of Greece as a leader in clean energy, but these things, they sneak up on you. Amazon is meeting holiday demand this year with a fleet of over 1000 Livian electric vehicle delivery vans. So we are talking about those for a long time now. And I guess there's a thousand on the roads for Christmas this year. Yeah, that's not bad. But 10,000 next year and 50,000 a year after that or something. Yeah, they've definitely ordered more than that. Amazon is a big investor in Rivian and they're desperately trying to scale up their production of these vans and their pickup trucks. So hopefully things speed up nicely. And finally this week, Tony Sieve says in a post that speaking of Amazon, amazon created a vast information technology infrastructure, but the use of just five weeks of the year, the holiday shopping season, which is Christmas in November and December where we live, they overbuilt capacity for the rest of the year. And he says, well, let's call that super data center. And thus the Amazon AWS cloud was born, which you see advertised on TV. It's now a trillion dollar business because they overbuilt something. So the reason he mentions that, Brian, is why? Because this is what's going to happen to solar, wind and batteries. Because solar is intermittent. Wind is intermittent. We need to overbuild it. But because these technologies are so cheap and getting cheaper, we can easily overbuild it. So Amazon, of course, a large amount of shopping happens in November and December, the Christmas shopping season here in Canada and the US. So they had to really beef up their online system to handle all these transactions in December. And what did they end up with? Amazon Web Services, which is now a trillion dollar business, apparently. Yes, it's a lot of money just for overbuilding something, because that's what's going to happen with the energy markets, because we're going to have extra solar, extra wind around. That is our show for this week. You know what? Next year we're going to have a Patreon. If you have any ideas for the patreon, let us know what kind of perks you might be interested in. And by God, write us right now. Cleanenergytow@gmail.com or clean energy pond everywhere on social media. If you're new to the show, remember to subscribe to our show on your podcast app to get new shows, new episodes delivered every week. We'll see you next time. See you next week!
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Paul Martin is a chemical engineer, with 30 years of experience across the full breadth of the chemical process industry. Now heading up his own Spitfire Research Inc, he offers his expertise in chemical process development, the vetting of research, hydrogen, biofuels, electrification and decarbonization.
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@Paul Martin is one of the most vocal advocates for a fossil-fuel free future. He is a leading voice in the fight against #hopium often applied to the use of hydrogen. In today's episode, we discuss some of the myths surrounding the energy transition. We also explore the difficulties of hydrogen as an energy carrier, its applicable use cases in our fossil free future and why it gets so much attention in the energy transition despite the laws of thermodynamics. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/watt-pod/message
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It's being touted as fuel of the future. Paul Martin is a chemical engineer, and co-founder of the Hydrogen Science Coalition he answers our questions about hydrogen production.
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It's being touted as fuel of the future. Paul Martin is a chemical engineer, and co-founder of the Hydrogen Science Coalition he answers our questions about hydrogen production.
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It's being touted as fuel of the future. Paul Martin is a chemical engineer, and co-founder of the Hydrogen Science Coalition he answers our questions about hydrogen production.
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Paul Martin has been part of the Moody Radio Family for 20 years. Paul served faithfully at WMBW where his warm voice, heart for the Lord, and love of coffee became staples throughout the Tennessee Valley. Paul is now the Director of the Moody Radio Network and he shares about his current position, a few prayer requests, and gave us insight into the hearts of the students who are attending Moody Aviation in Spokane, Washington.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Paul Martin joins the show to talk about the Shine A Ligh7 foundation's Beauty Fest event next week, Tommy Olson talks hockey players legs and he asks a very important question!
Doug Pagitt sits down with Paul Martin to discuss how the biggest divide in America is between identities not policies: Liberals vs Conservatives. The Paul Martin Show Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon
James Hamilton, John Poljak, Paul Martin, and I explored the Hydrogen debate's dark side (00:40 min) and the fundamental point of why it does not make sense to use Hydrogen as a fuel (03:00). While we hear about Mega projects like the $21 billion Asian Renewable Energy Hub, the viable entry points (07:00) remain unclear. We explored the key numbers (10:20 min) and established why Hydrogen is a Win-Win bet for the fossil fuel industry (13:00 min). Green steel and Ammonia may be great products, but how to find consumers (30:00 min) and create a sense of urgency (55:00 min) for climate change. Please join in to understand this complex game of Hydrogen. Connect with Sohail Hasnie: Facebook @sohailhasnie Twitter @shasnie LinkedIn @shasnie ADB Blog Sohail Hasnie
Paul Martin is standing in for Vaughan Roderick this week. Guests include Brecon and Radnorshire Tory MP Fay Jones, Lichfield Conservative MP Michael Fabricant, Sian Jones, who was a former special advisor to Lord Hammond - she's now a political consultant at SEC Newgate - and Chris Wilkins who is a strategy and communications advisor but who was formerly Chief Speechwriter to ex Prime Minister Theresa May, the leader of Gwynedd Council Plaid Cymru's Dyfrig Siencyn, Rural Affairs minister in the Senedd - Labour MS Lesley Griffiths, the Western Mail's Martin Shipton and political commentator and feminist Helen Mary Jones.
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Ahead of World Bee day tomorrow, we talk to apiarist Paul Martin about the big increase in backyard beehive keepers around Aotearoa.
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In this episode I talk to Paul Martin from the band “Devilskin” about their Australian tour that starts on April 29th 2022. Paul lets us know what to expect from the tour and what is coming up after the tour. Hear more about the Red album here: Episode #100 with Paul Martin from March 2020 Tickets for the Australian Tour. YouTube Links: "Sweet Release" "Corrode" If you are enjoying the podcasts and would like to donate to the show where you will receive a thank you on the podcast please click the donate now button. Every little donation helps with keeping the podcast going to bring you great guests and interviews. DONATE NOW If you are interested in hearing my album Roach & Weyden Thank you to my sponsors: Arnaud krakowka Custom guitar picks Yousician To download my online guitar course and all other contacts visit my website: https://becomeaguitaristtoday.com
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Episode 65- BY & Motts are back to bring you a great interview with Motts' former teammate in New Jersey, Paul Martin! Before Paul joins the show the guys share their thoughts on the Frozen Four, the impacts the recent NCAA free agents have made on their new professional teams, and answer the My Hockey Rankings question of the week! Two time National Champion and long time NHL defenseman Paul Martin joins the boys (30:11) to discuss: Being a multi-sport athlete growing up and transitioning those skills to hockey Taking pride in playing H.S. & College hockey in his home state Winning back to back National titles in the NCAA Supporting mental health & much more! The fellas wrap up the show promoting the Battle of the Badges game that happens this weekend at Thayer Academy, getting pumped for the Winter Classic at Fenway Park next year, and Motts pays homage to some BC Alums and his former coach Jerry York! Thank you for listening! Please rate, review, and subscribe! If you're interested in sponsoring the show, please reach out to us by email or DM us on Instagram! Leave us a voicemail: 347-6-SHRINK Email: RinkShrinks@gmail.com Instagram: @TheRinkShrinks Twitter: @RinkShrinks Website: www.therinkshrinks.com Today's Episode Was Sponsored By: The Shift Group: Is your company looking to hire driven, competitive former athletes? Are you a former college or pro athlete in any sport and trying to figure out what's next? Consider a meaningful career in technology sales and let the Shift Group guide you every step of the way. The Shift Group is turning athletes into sales professionals. Reach out to us at www.shiftgroup.io or email them directly @ JR@shiftgroup.io. My Hockey Rankings: We are proud to be partnered with our friends at My Hockey Rankings! Check out their site at www.myhockeyrankings.com to see where your team ranks. Be sure to submit the My Hockey Rankings question of the week & see if we answer your question! Morgan Stanley: For over 28 years, The Kelliher Corbett Group has been a trusted advisor to individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations. They provide clients with the scope, scale and oversight of a global financial services firm coupled with the independence, objectivity and service capabilities of a boutique advisory and consulting group. Give them a call at 781-681-4949 or visit their website at morganstanley.com/the-kelliher-corbett-group Franklin Sports: Franklin Street Hockey –the Official Ball and Street Hockey Partner of the National Hockey League. Franklin has all your hockey needs covered from ice, to street, to NHL Gear! Head to FranklinSports.com for all your hockey essentials. TSR: The TSR Team and Corporate Sales Department can outfit your team with the top brands in sports apparel. Ensure that your team looks the best. Visit www.tsrhockey.com Skit Skot: Skit Skot is the new video based social media platform that allows you to use augmented reality filters, picture in picture, layered audio, and more that is only found in costly movie production rooms. Skit Skot does not share, trade, or sell the personal information of its users. This app is made in the USA. Cross Country Mortgage: If you own a home and you haven't looked into refinancing in a while, having a quick chat with our friend Chris Devin and see if it makes sense for you. Devo may be able to help you save on a monthly basis so you can put more money into savings or other projects. Check him out at ChrisDevin.com.
The Texarkana Moonlight Murders Were a series of murders in the spring of 1946 where 8 people were attacked, 5 of which murdered. Similar to the Zodiac and the Monster of Florence, the attacker focused on male/female couples. Also similar to those cases, the attacker has never been caught. OK, first off, what the hell is Texarkana? You're probably thinking “that's not a state I've ever heard of.” and you, passenger, would be correct. Texarkana began as a railroad and lumber center and is considered the two county area between Texarkana, Arkansas in Miller County and Texarkana, Texas in Bowie County and according to the US Office of Management and Budget, the Texarkana metropolitan statistical area (or MSA) has the area with around 137,000 people living in it, as of the 2020 census. The Red River Army Depot and Lone Star Ammunition Plant seemed to drive the jobs to the area, mainly due in part to that little skirmish called World War 2, in the 1940's. It was founded in 1873 and has three possibilities of how it acquired its name. First, there was a Red River steamboat that tugged around the area named “The Texarkana” and the settlers just liked the name. Second, a storekeeper named “Swindle” from Louisiana made up a drink called “Texarkana Bitters” and the settlers were a bunch of drunks who liked that name. My kinda folks! Third, it was named by railroad surveyor, Colonel Gus Knobel, who took one look out his front door and said: “Well, there's Texas over there, Arkansas over there and Louisina down there. Hmmm… I got it! “Arkanexasiana!” No… That won't do. Think, Colonel, think! “Louie's Assless Exes!” Dammit! No… Texarkana! Eureka! That's the stuff!” The area is also home to the Fouke Monster, which resides in Boggy Creek and seems to be their version of the one and only Moody, I MEAN SASQUATCH! The four violent attacks took place from February to May in 1946, which doesn't seem like spring but let's just go with it. The attacker had his sights on couples. Male/female couples to be exact. Although focusing on gay couples would have made the area and the attacker quite progressive for the time. Or much worse. The first attack was on Friday, February 22 of 1946, right around 11:45 at night. 25 year old Jimmy Hollis and his 19 year old girlfriend, Mary Jeanne Larey decided to head to lovers lane after seeing a movie together. I'm not sure what movie they saw but it was probably either Song of the South, The Stranger or Strangler of the Swamp. Regardless, after the movie they wanted to do some neckin' and proceed to park at lovers lane, which was about 300 ft past the last row of houses in that area. Ten minutes later, as they were sitting in the secluded and dark area, probably talking about how the moon was made of cheese, a flashlight suddenly shined through Jimmy's driver side window. As he looked up, all he could see was a figure resembling a man with a white cloth mask and eye holes cut out, standing outside his door. The mask was said to look like a pillowcase with eye holes. Which is frightening in and of itself. Jimmy, thinking it may be a joke, told the guy to fuck off and that he had the wrong car, to which the man said: “I don't want to kill you, fella, so do what I say.” The masked man then ordered Jimmy and his girlfriend, Mary Jeanne, out of the car, through the drivers door when the man yelled, “Take off your goddamn britches!” This order was directed at Jimmy and as he was doing what the terrifying man said to do, the attacker pulled out a pistol and cracked Jimmy in the head, twice. Later on, Mary Jeanne would say that the sound of him hitting Jimmy was so loud, she thought they were gunshots. Instead, those sounds were Jimmy's skull fracturing. Rightfully so, Mary Jeanne assumed the dude with the gun was trying to rob them. She grabbed Jimmy's wallet and showed the man that he was broke as a joke, when the man smacked her in the head with a blunt object, presumably the gun handle or the flashlight. The attacker told her to get on her feet and as she stood, he told her to run. She took off running toward a ditch but the man yelled at her and told her to run up the road. “Not toward the ditch, woman! There's snakes in there! I hate snakes! Head up the road like a civilized victim!” Mary Jeanne hightailed it up the road and spotted a car but there was no one inside. Then, as she turned around and like she was magically whisked away to an 80's slasher flick, the attacker was standing there, asking her why she was running. For some reason, that part freaks me out. Maybe because he's obviously toying with her or maybe because I was traumatized by Friday the 13th, as a child. Mary Jeanne responded to the man by telling him that he had told her to run. This set him off and he yelled “Liar!” He then knocked her to the ground and proceeded to sexually assault her… with the barrel of his pistol. YUCK! After the assault, Mary Jeanne gathered herself up and ran to a house nearby where she banged on the door, waking the residents, who then helped her call the police. During this time, or shortly after, Jimmy had regained consciousness and flagged down a passing car who ran and called the police, as well. Bowie County Sheriff Presley and three officers arrived on the scene, short of 30 minutes, but the attacker was nowhere to be found. Mary Jeanne spent the night in the hospital for her head wound and Jimmy was there for several days with multiple skull fractures. When asked to give detailed descriptions of their attacker, Jimmy and Mary Jeanne had slightly different details. Well, they both agreed that he was around 6 feet tall but Mary Jeanne claimed that she could see under the man's mask and that he was a light skinned black man. Jimmy, however, said the guy was a tanned white man, around 30 years old but couldn't really see more than that due to the flashlight being blared into his face. The police continuously questioned Mary Jeannes account of the attack and they believed that the couple knew their attacker and were just covering for him. Could it have been a jilted ex of Mary Jeanne's? Is that why Jimmy was pistol whipped and she had only a minor injury? Is this why she said it was a black man instead of giving up the perpetrators real identity? The morning of Sunday, March 24th, 1946, a passing motorist saw a parked car on lovers lane, just south of the highway and decided to check if they needed help or to just be nosey. What they first believed to be two people asleep in their vehicle, turned out to be the lifeless bodies of 29 year old Richard Griffin and his girlfriend, 17 year old Polly Ann More. Richard was found shot twice, on his knees between the front seats, hands crossed, his head laying on his hands and his pockets turned inside out. Polly Ann was lying face down in the back seat with evidence suggesting they had been murdered outside of the car and then placed there. A blood soaked patch of soil and congealed blood on one of the running boards, as it appeared to have flowed out from the bottom of the car door. They were both fully clothed and both had been shot in the back of the head and a .32 caliber shell was found and investigators believed it may have been fired from a pistol wrapped in a blanket. There were no pathologist examinations of the bodies, which seems odd, but 1946 Texarkana, I guess. This didn't stop the rumors from flying around saying that Polly Ann had been sexually assaulted. These rumors were put to rest with later reports. 17 year old Paul Martin picked up his 15 year old girlfriend, Betty Jo Booker from the local VFW (The VFW or veterans of foreign wars is an establishment set up for former military personnel who had fought in wars, and expeditions on foreign land, waters, or airspace.) after a musical performance on Sunday, April 14th right around 1:30 in the morning. Later, at approximately 6:30 that morning, Paul's lifeless body was found on the side of a nearby road, lying on its left side. His body had been riddled with bullet holes through his nose, through his ribs from the back, through his right hand and one through the back of his neck. Investigators found blood on the opposite side of the road, leading them to believe that he was allegedly alive when he crossed the road, after being shot four times. Paul's girlfriend, Betty Jo was found at approximately 11:30am by a search party. Her body was lying almost 2 miles away from Paul's, hidden behind a tree. She was fully clothed, laying on her back with her right hand inside the pocket of the buttoned up overcoat she was wearing. She had been shot twice, once in the face and the other shot went through her chest. According to investigators, the weapon used was a .32 caliber Colt pistol, the same pistol type used in the first set of murders. Paul's car wasn't found near his body but instead was found 3 miles away from where his body was found. The car was sitting parked, keys in the ignition, at Spring Lake Park. The investigators couldn't determine if Paul or Betty Jo had been shot first. According to the sheriff and Captain Manuel Gonzaullas of the Texas Rangers, their investigations determined that both of the victims put up a hell of a fight. Tom Albritton, a friend of Paul's, stated that he didn't believe there was an argument between the couple and that Paul didn't have any enemies. So on Friday, May 3rd in the same year, around 9 at night, 37 year old Virgil Starks and his wife Katie were in their home, set on a 500 acre farm. Now I'm pretty sure there's a few movies based on similar events such as this one. Their home was just off the local highway, 67 East, which was about ten miles northeast of Texarkana. Virgil was sitting quietly in his armchair in the living room. He was reading some quality information from his local newspaper when suddenly, he was shot TWICE in the back of the head from a closed double window. With all the ruckus and the sound of broken glass, Katie hurriedly ran into the living room to see her husband stand up then slowly slump back into the armchair he was sitting in. She went to check on her husband, only to realize he was dead. In a panic, she quickly went to the old school style, wall-crank phone to call the police. With two rings of the phone she too was shot twice from the same damn window. This time in the face. She fell to the floor, but to the shooter's dismay, she quickly regained her footing and rushed to grab a pistol from another room. Let's just say she was a badass, am I right? With the wounds she suffered, she was blinded by her own blood, and was not able to grab the pistol she was looking for. Hearing the sound of the killer quickly approaching from the back of the house, she burst out of the front door with only her nightgown on, and ran barefoot across the street to her brother and sister-in-law's house. After trying to get someone to come to the door and being unsuccessful, she took off down the street to her neighbors house, A. V. Prater, where she was only able to let out a gasp and say “Virgil's dead”, and then she fell over and passed out. Prater proceeded to fire his rifle into the air to alert another neighbor, Elmer Taylor. Prater had Taylor grab his car so they could all take Katie to the hospital. While at the hospital, Katie was questioned by sheriff Davis. The Sheriff questioned her again about 4 days later to verify his original statement. She, the sheriff, was then able to confirm that a rumor regarding Virgil was false. This rumor was that he believed he heard a car outside their home for several nights in a row and he feared being killed prior to his murder. Some good news, though! Katie Starks did, somehow, survive her wounds. Those shots, as crazy as it sounds, did not kill or severely injure her. One bullet went through the right cheek beside the nose, emerging behind the left ear. The other bullet went in her lower jaw below the lip; breaking her jaw and splintering several teeth, where the bullet was lodged right under her tongue. Holy shit, what a strong woman! Katie lived to the ripe old age of 84. She remarried and is currently buried between both of her husbands in Hillcrest cemetery. INVESTIGATIONS: As mentioned before, the police never believed Mary Jeanne Larey's story and that she and her boyfriend knew the perpetrator. I'm not entirely sure why they would cover up the attack, but Mary Jeanne came back to the area after the first set of murders. Supposedly, she wanted to help in the investigation and link the murderer to her and her boyfriend's attacker. However, the Texas Rangers insisted that she knew who it was. Was she there to throw them off the trail? Did she just want to see what they knew? Their attack wasn't even connected to the murders until the Texarkana Gazette published their interview with Mary Jeanne. This was only when the police asked the public to come forward if they had any knowledge of the murders or any unexplained absences when the murders occured. The first set of murders launched a huge, citywide investigation. The Texas Police, Arkansas Police, The Texas Rangers (headed by the Texas Department of Public Safety, both Miller and Cass county sheriff's offices and the FBI were all involved in questioning over 200 people. Unfortunately, almost all were false leads. There were three different people with bloody clothing found, but all three were cleared. The second double murder case had the police working in 24 hour shifts, questioning everyone and bringing in potential suspects from up to 100 miles away. At one point, law enforcement attempted to set up a sting operation by asking teenagers to act as decoys in parked cars with the police patiently waiting nearby. Some police would even act as decoys with their partners or even mannequins sitting in their cars next to them. There were even a few officers that would hide in trees in Spring Lake Park in the hopes of seeing and potentially catching some nutjob doing some dirty shit. After the 3rd set of attacks and the murder of Mr. Starks and the attempted murder of Mrs. Starks, blockades were set up. Anyone driving around in the area were stopped and questioned, including several men who were hanging around. 2 days after the Starks attacks, the investigation had 47 officers involved, trying to solve the case. They even brought in a mobile radio station and a teletype machine, along with twenty additional police from Arkansas to assist in their efforts. Unofficially, law enforcement believed they had a “sex maniac” on their hands because the attacker left large amounts of money and Mrs. Starks purse in the home. Robbery was obviously not the motive. At first, the police offered a $500 reward for any new information, but this only brought in over 100 crappy leads that went nowhere. It was then bumped up to $1700, then $7,025 after the Starks attack and within the ten days following, it was up to $10,000. The police debated on whether or not the Stark's attack was even related to the other crimes, due to the type of weapon that was used. The sheriff believed it was a .22 caliber rifle as opposed to a .32 caliber pistol. Eventually, law enforcement stated that the Stark's attack was NOT related to the other two double murders. Obviously, the public was scared shitless. Without even knowing about the first set of attacks, the fact that two teenagers that were involved with the church had been murdered, sent the town into a frenzy, calling the killer “The Phantom.” Where once there were unlocked homes, the townspeople began locking their doors, arming themselves, nailing sheets over their windows, nailing windows completely down and using makeshift window guards. They set up curfews for businesses to attempt to keep people from going out at night but as the news of Virgil Starks, being murdered, especially in his own home, attached itself to the horrific story, it was all over the news in and around the surrounding areas. Stores ran out of guns, ammo, locks, window shades and blinds and the search for guard dogs increased. News outlets even stated that “the killer might strike again at any moment, at any place, and at anyone.” With its heightened sense of alert and everyone toting guns, Texarkana, once easy going and peaceful, became an area of danger. It was so bad that when the police would answer calls or check on disturbances, they had to turn on their sirens, stand in front of the headlights and yell “HEY! IT'S THE FUZZ!” so they wouldn't be shot at by some scared, nervous homeowner. This was only exacerbated when Texas Ranger Gonzaullas told “oil up their guns and see if they are loaded” and to “not hesitate” if people were inclined to bust a cap in someone's suspicious ass. Gun sales and fear reached other cities, as well, including Oklahoma City, some 5 hours away. Luckily, the people's concern diminished after about 3 months, with no other attacks happening, in that time. Of course the rumors of the murderer being caught, being held in the county jail or sent off to another jail were flying around and the Texas Rangers had to hold a press conference to tell everyone to shut the fuck up because those rumors were making their investigation that much more difficult. Stating the rumors were “a hindrance to the investigation and harmful to innocent persons.”, the same press conference informed the folks around town that the murderer had NOT been caught, despite the rumors suggesting otherwise. Gonzaullas also said “Rumors only take the officers from the main route of the investigation. It is so important that we capture this man that we cannot afford to overlook any lead, no matter how fantastic it may seem.” This was mainly because a lot of innocent people were accused of being “The Phantom.” Then there were the vigilantes. Teenagers sitting in parked cars HOPING to catch the criminal. One instance had a couple of police officers walk up on a parked car with a couple inside and as the officers announced who they were, a girl inside said “It's a good thing you told me who you are,” as she showed them the .25 caliber pistol she had pointed at them. Texas Ranger Gonzaullas gave a statement to the Gazette, telling people that vigilantism was “a good way to get killed.” SUSPECTS The “Phantom”, as he was dubbed by the Texarkana Daily News and was continuously called by other news outlets at the time, was described as being around 6 feet tall, wearing a white mask with eye and mouth holes cut out. However, the first attack, where the police were weary of their conflicting statements, was the only time a description was able to be given of the perpetrator. He attacked late at night, on the weekends, focused on young couples, took a 3 week cooling off period and used a .32 caliber pistol. Even though they came out and officially said that the Stark's attack wasn't affiliated with the “Phantom Murders”, due to the type of gun used, a lot of law enforcement and citizens believed it was. Texas Ranger Gonzaullas believed the murderer was a “shrewd criminal who had left no stone unturned to conceal his identity and activities,” was a “cunning individual who would go to all lengths to avoid apprehension” and that his attacks were clever and baffling. Sheriff Presley stated, “This killer is the luckiest person I have ever known. No one sees him, hears him in time, or can identify him in any way." A psychologist at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Dr. Anthony Lapalla, believed that the one person committed all five murders and that he was planning on killing people the way he murdered Virgil Starks. In their homes with no one to stop him. He also believed he was motivated by a strong sex drive and sadism. His shift from the parked cars on the dark and desolate roads to the farmhouse of the Starks also leads Lapalla to believe that the killer was smart enough to know that he had to change his behavior. He also stated that there was evidence of “deep planning, that he worked alone, told no one of his crimes and could shift his crimes to a distant community or overcome the desire to assault and kill people.” However, this dickhead is the same person that said he didn't believe the murderer was a black man because… AND I QUOTE… “In general, negro criminals are not that clever.” What the fuck. Almost 400 suspects were arrested throughout this case. Of course there were a shit ton of false confessions. There were at least nine people who confessed to being the Phantom, but their shit didn't line up with the facts of the case. In the first attack case where no one was murdered, no suspects were ever apprehended. Remember, that's the one where law enforcement believed the victims were covering for someone. Ok, let's talk about Youell Swinney According to Wikipedia Youell Swinney was a 29-year-old car thief and counterfeiter. He was arrested in July by Tackett, who was investigating car thefts after realizing that on the night of the Griffin-Moore murders a car had been stolen in the area and a previously stolen car had been found abandoned. Tackett was able to locate the former car and arrested Swinney's wife Peggy when she came to retrieve it. Peggy confessed in great detail that Swinney was the Phantom Killer and had killed Booker and Martin. Her story changed in some details across several interviews, and police believed she was withholding information due to fear of Swinney or of incriminating herself. Police were able to independently verify some details of Peggy's confession, such as the location of a victim's possessions where she said Youell had discarded them. There was considerable circumstantial evidence against Swinney, but Peggy's confession was the most critical part of the case. However, Peggy recanted her confession, was considered an unreliable witness, and could not be compelled to testify against her husband. Law enforcement officers worked for six months trying to validate Peggy's confession and tie Swinney to the murders. They found that on the night of the Booker-Martin murders, the Swinneys were sleeping in their car under a bridge near San Antonio. Swinney was never charged with murder and was instead tried and imprisoned as a habitual offender for car theft. Presley reported in his 2014 book that investigators in the Swinney case later said that the sentence was effectively a plea bargain, though the case files indicated no formal agreement. Swinney was apparently concerned about being sentenced to death for the murders, so agreed to not contest the habitual offender charge and in fact tried to plead guilty despite the charge requiring a jury trial. H. B. "Doodie" Tennison Henry Booker "Doodie" Tennison was an 18-year-old university freshman who died by suicide on November 4, 1948, leaving behind cryptic instructions which directed investigators to a suicide note in which Tennison confessed to the Booker, Martin, and Starks murders. He had played trombone in the same high-school band as Booker, but they were not friends. Investigators were unable to find any other evidence linking Tennison to the murders. James Freeman, a friend of Tennison, provided an alibi for the night of the Starks murder, stating that they had been playing cards that evening when they heard the news of the attack. Ralph B. Baumann Ralph B. Baumann, a 21-year-old ex-Army Air Force (AAF) machine-gunner, claimed to have awoken from a fugue state of several weeks on the day of the Starks murder, with his rifle missing. He said that he heard about a suspect matching his description and hitchhiked to Los Angeles, feeling like he was running from murder. On May 23, he told Los Angeles police that he thought he might be the Phantom. "I'm my own suspect," he said. Police arrested him but Gonzaullas stated that several parts of the man's story had little basis in fact. Baumann said that he'd been discharged from the AAF for being a psychoneurotic, and he had previously confessed to killing three people in Texarkana in a period of three days (which did not match the timeline of killings). Saxophone peddler Investigators had hoped that Booker's saxophone, which she had played the night of her murder and which was missing, might lead them to a suspect. On April 27, a suspicious man was arrested in Corpus Christi, Texas, for trying to sell a saxophone to a music store. He had asked about selling the instrument to the store but became evasive and fled from the store manager." Although no saxophone was found in his possession, the police found a bag of bloody clothing in his hotel room. After several days of questioning,the man was cleared as a suspect. Booker's saxophone was located on October 24, six months after her murder, in underbrush near the place her body had been found. German prisoner of war On May 8, it was announced that an escaped German prisoner of war—who was already being hunted as "a matter of routine"—was considered a suspect. He was described as a stocky 24-year-old, weighing 187 pounds (85 kg), with brown hair and blue eyes. He had stolen a car in Mount Ida, Arkansas, and attempted to buy ammunition in several eastern Oklahoma towns. The police kept searching for the POW, but it was said that he had "vanished into thin air." Unknown hitchhiker On May 7, a hitchhiker armed with a pistol carjacked and robbed a man, threatening to kill him and stating that he had killed five people in Texarkana, naming Martin and Booker. The hitchhiker went on to say that he was not finished killing people. Gonzaullas said that police were doubtful that this man was the Phantom Killer, noting that the killer had gone to lengths to conceal his identity while the hitchhiker boasted to a living witness. Atoka County suspect On May 10, in Atoka, Oklahoma, a man assaulted a woman in her home, ranting that he might as well kill her because he had already killed three or four people, and that he was going to rape her. He then fled. A widespread search for the man included 20 officers and 160 residents. Two days later, police arrested a suspect but did not believe this man was the Phantom. According to the man's story, he could not have been in Texarkana at the time of the Starks murder. Sammie Sammie is a pseudonym given to a longtime Texarkana resident with a good reputation whom the police were reluctant to name as a suspect. His vehicle's tire tracks were found across the road from Martin's corpse. He failed a polygraph test so the police decided to have him hypnotized by psychiatrist Travis Elliott. Elliott concluded that Sammie had no criminal tendencies, that he had pulled his vehicle to the side of the road in order to urinate, and that he subsequently visited a married woman with whom he was having an affair—concealing this caused Sammie to fail the polygraph test. After police verified the details, they cleared Sammie as a suspect. Taxi driver A taxi driver became a major suspect in the Booker-Marin murders because his cab was seen in the vicinity of the crime scene that morning, but he was soon cleared. Earl McSpadden On May 7, at approximately 6 a.m., the body of Earl Cliff McSpadden was found on the Kansas City Southern Railway tracks 16 miles (26 km) north of Texarkana, near Ogden. The body's left arm and leg had been severed by a freight train a half-hour earlier. The coroner's jury's verdict stated, "death at the hands of persons unknown", and that "he was dead before being placed on the railroad tracks." Because the murder is unsolved, locals have speculated that McSpadden was the Phantom's sixth victim. A prominent rumor exists claiming that McSpadden was the Phantom, and had committed suicide by jumping in front of a train. The Texarkana Moonlight Murders are, to this day, still unsolved. https://screenrant.com/best-small-town-thrillers/ SUPPORT THE SHOW www.patreon.com/themidnighttrainpodcast
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