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Green Light with Chris Long
Beach Trip. Adrian Peterson vs Le'Veon Bell. Kyrie. Mailbag: Chris & Fax's Office Jobs & KMF - De Niro Characters.

Green Light with Chris Long

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 106:14


(2:06) - Thoughts on the Repeal of Roe vs Wade. (9:38) - Juuls outlawed, Chris' First Cig and Nate's First Dip. (30:00) - Beach Review: Best Waters, ‘Middle' of the Dinner Table and Which Song Would You Play on the Aux in a Family Setting? (44:30) - Kyrie Returns to the Brooklyn Nets and Spurns the Lakers & Knicks. (54:30) - Adrian Peterson vs Le'Veon Bell and Celebrity Fights. (1:03:30) - What We're Watching, Podcast Edition: Dumb and Dumber, Ozark Season 4, Elvis, Alone Season 9 and Hustle. (1:31:30) - Mailbag: KMF: De Niro in Meet the Parents, Raging Bull or Casino, Office Jobs for Chris and Dr. Fax and Coach Code Breaks. Green Light Spotify Music: https://open.spotify.com/user/951jyryv2nu6l4iqz9p81him9?si=17c560d10ff04a9b Spotify Layup Line: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1olmCMKGMEyWwOKaT1Aah3?si=675d445ddb824c42 Green Light Tube YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/GreenLightTube1 Green Light with Chris Long: Subscribe and enjoy weekly content including podcasts, documentaries, live chats, celebrity interviews and more including hot news items, trending discussions from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA are just a small part of what we will be sharing with you. https://www.greenlightpodcast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Holmberg's Morning Sickness
06-27-22 - Weekend Saw Abortion Rights Protests And Tear Gassing In Phx - What Celebs Would We Like To See Leave The Country Like Billy Joe Armstrong Over Abortion Repeal - John Loves Aussie 'Love On The Spectrum' Show

Holmberg's Morning Sickness

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 27:19


Delicious Tears
Roe v. Wade Repeal

Delicious Tears

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 27:17


The SCOTUS voted to repeal the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling set off a wave of needed and just protests from women and men across the country. States can enact laws to ban or continue to support the repeal or ruling. However, it does appear many states will support the ruling. This will lead to many social and more importantly women's health issues for years to come. Track: "I'll Take Care of You" Artist: Native Sunz --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesolution68/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesolution68/support

Hardball with Chris Matthews
The battle against the Roe v. Wade repeal

Hardball with Chris Matthews

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 43:06


Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut as, across the country, protests continue on Friday after the extreme-right justices on the Supreme Court stripped away a half-century of abortion rights. Justice Clarence Thomas is also making it clear that he wants other rights to be revoked as well. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Cori Bush join The ReidOut to discuss the push by Democrats to battle these developments. Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, joins us on the grassroots action front. Plus, Jim Obergefell, the lead plantiff in the landmark Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, shares how this decision could reverberate through many levels of society. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

Bearing Arms' Cam & Co
Gun store owner and congressman wants to repeal all taxes on arms and ammo

Bearing Arms' Cam & Co

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 20:29


Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia joins Cam to talk about his new RETURN (Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now) our Constitutional Rights Act, which would remove ALL federal taxes on firearms and ammunition, including the $200 tax stamp for NFA items.

Business News Leaders
SA's tourism sector welcomes repeal of Covid-19 rules

Business News Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 9:03


South Africa has repealed COVID-19 regulations governing the use of face masks and which imposed entry requirements at its borders. The country's tourism sector has welcomed the move, saying it bodes well for the sector and will give the local economy a boost. Business Day TV caught up with Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa for more insight.

The John Perlman Show
Unmasked: Phaahla, Presidency unpack repeal of Covid-19 regulations

The John Perlman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 6:57


Guest: Dr Nicholas Crisp - Deputy Director-General in the National Dept of Health  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Democracy Forum
Democracy Forum 6/17/22: The Supreme Court and Democracy

Democracy Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 58:24


Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine Democracy Forum: Participatory Democracy, encouraging citizens to take an active role in government and politics Issue: Participatory Democracy, encouraging citizens to take an active role in government and politics Key Discussion Points: The courts as protectors of democracy Judicial philosophy and constitutional interpretation The authority and power of the court The peril of the court being political or even perceived as such Guests: Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law Maron Sorenson, Assistant Professor of Government, Dept. Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College To learn more about this topic: Decade-long study shows Supreme Court is now further to the ideological right than most Americans | Ash Center, June, 2022 The Supreme Court Is on the Verge of Expanding Second Amendment Gun Rights | Brennan Center for Justice May, 2022 5 justices, all confirmed by senators representing a minority of voters, appear willing to overturn Roe v. Wade | The Conversation, May 2022 The Court and Its Procedures – Supreme Court of the United States The Supreme Court (2020) : Throughline : NPR, September, 2021 The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics, Stephen Breyer, 2021 Nine Reasons that “Originalism” Isn't Really a Thing for Supreme Court Justices, October, 2020 The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process. Samuel Issacharoff, Pamela S. Karlan, Richard H. Pildes, Nathaniel Persily. ” 5th Edition, 2016. Is the Supreme Court a ‘Majoritarian’ Institution?, Richard Pildes, December, 2010 The mostly volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes: Martha Dickinson, Laurie Fogleman, Starr Gilmartin, Maggie Harling, Ann Luther, Judith Lyles, Wendilee O'Brien, Maryann Ogonowski, Pam Person, Lane Sturtevant, Leah Taylor, Linda Washburn About the host: Ann currently serves as Treasurer of the League of Women Voters of Maine and leads the LWVME Advocacy Team. She served as President of LWVME from 2003 to 2007 and as co-president from 2007-2009. In her work for the League, Ann has worked for greater public understanding of public policy issues and for the League's priority issues in Clean Elections & Campaign Finance Reform, Voting Rights, Ethics in Government, Ranked Choice Voting, and Repeal of Term Limits. Representing LWVME at Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, she served that coalition as co-president from 2006 to 2011. She remains on the board of MCCE and serves as Treasurer. She is active in the LWV-Downeast and hosts their monthly radio show, The Democracy Forum, on WERU FM Community Radio -which started out in 2004 as an recurring special, and became a regular monthly program in 2012. She was the 2013 recipient of the Baldwin Award from the ACLU of Maine for her work on voting rights and elections. She joined the League in 1998 when she retired as Senior Vice President at SEI Investments. Ann was a founder of the MDI Restorative Justice Program, 1999 – 2000, and served on its Executive Board. The post Democracy Forum 6/17/22: The Supreme Court and Democracy first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Democracy Forum 6/17/22: The Supreme Court and Democracy

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 58:24


Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine Democracy Forum: Participatory Democracy, encouraging citizens to take an active role in government and politics Issue: Participatory Democracy, encouraging citizens to take an active role in government and politics Key Discussion Points: The courts as protectors of democracy Judicial philosophy and constitutional interpretation The authority and power of the court The peril of the court being political or even perceived as such Guests: Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law Maron Sorenson, Assistant Professor of Government, Dept. Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College To learn more about this topic: Decade-long study shows Supreme Court is now further to the ideological right than most Americans | Ash Center, June, 2022 The Supreme Court Is on the Verge of Expanding Second Amendment Gun Rights | Brennan Center for Justice May, 2022 5 justices, all confirmed by senators representing a minority of voters, appear willing to overturn Roe v. Wade | The Conversation, May 2022 The Court and Its Procedures – Supreme Court of the United States The Supreme Court (2020) : Throughline : NPR, September, 2021 The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics, Stephen Breyer, 2021 Nine Reasons that “Originalism” Isn't Really a Thing for Supreme Court Justices, October, 2020 The Law of Democracy: Legal Structure of the Political Process. Samuel Issacharoff, Pamela S. Karlan, Richard H. Pildes, Nathaniel Persily. ” 5th Edition, 2016. Is the Supreme Court a ‘Majoritarian’ Institution?, Richard Pildes, December, 2010 The mostly volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes: Martha Dickinson, Laurie Fogleman, Starr Gilmartin, Maggie Harling, Ann Luther, Judith Lyles, Wendilee O'Brien, Maryann Ogonowski, Pam Person, Lane Sturtevant, Leah Taylor, Linda Washburn About the host: Ann currently serves as Treasurer of the League of Women Voters of Maine and leads the LWVME Advocacy Team. She served as President of LWVME from 2003 to 2007 and as co-president from 2007-2009. In her work for the League, Ann has worked for greater public understanding of public policy issues and for the League's priority issues in Clean Elections & Campaign Finance Reform, Voting Rights, Ethics in Government, Ranked Choice Voting, and Repeal of Term Limits. Representing LWVME at Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, she served that coalition as co-president from 2006 to 2011. She remains on the board of MCCE and serves as Treasurer. She is active in the LWV-Downeast and hosts their monthly radio show, The Democracy Forum, on WERU FM Community Radio -which started out in 2004 as an recurring special, and became a regular monthly program in 2012. She was the 2013 recipient of the Baldwin Award from the ACLU of Maine for her work on voting rights and elections. She joined the League in 1998 when she retired as Senior Vice President at SEI Investments. Ann was a founder of the MDI Restorative Justice Program, 1999 – 2000, and served on its Executive Board. The post Democracy Forum 6/17/22: The Supreme Court and Democracy first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

First Person Plural podcast
The True Centre Podcast 010 - "Beware The Thirty Odd Percent"

First Person Plural podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 12:35


The Marriage Equality and Repeal the 8th referenda results were great, but if we're not careful the losing minority could be organised and well-funded enough to fight back, just look what's happening in the USA. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thetruecentre/message

StudioTulsa
Unmute Oklahoma is a newly launched campaign aiming to repeal closed primaries in our state

StudioTulsa

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 28:59


Per unmuteok.org: "94% of Oklahoma elections are decided in the primary, not the general election. But Oklahoma has closed primaries. It's a bad system that shuts out 1 out of 5 voters who are Independent and limits the choices of Republicans and Democrats. We pay millions of dollars for these elections with our taxes. Oklahomans deserve an open system that lets all voters vote for who they want."

Classy Chicks
16. Keeping JUNE Classy: Repeal of Parental Notice, Pride Month, etc.

Classy Chicks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 54:50


It's only the beginning of June and already we are being bombarded with propaganda promoting "Pride Month." Not only this, the repeal of Parental Notice went into effect in our state June 1st leaving girls vulnerable for abortion and sex trafficking. How do we as young women navigate this? Listen to our podcast to find out! Follow our socials! @classychicks pod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/classy-chicks/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/classy-chicks/support

Gun Lawyer
Episode 85-The No Holds Barred Call for the Repeal of the Second Amendment is Just Beginning

Gun Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 30:07


Episode 85- The No Holds Barred Call for the Repeal of the Second Amendment is Just Beginning Also Available On Podcast Transcript Gun Lawyer Episode 85 SUMMARY KEYWORDS gun, second amendment, firearm, government, anti, rights, lawyer, fight, guns, red flag, law, gun

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
Ep. 244: Repeal the Second Amendment

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 25:37


The night of the Uvalde massacre, Michael gave his first televised response to a mass shooting in over a decade. And what he said was so powerful, and so truthful, it frightened Democrats who are afraid to go all the way to stop this madness. It frightened Republicans so much, one their craziest, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), took to the House floor this week to denounce Michael by name during the debate on possible new gun laws. What did he say? Just the same thing over a hundred million Americans were already thinking but nobody on TV was saying. So, he decided somebody had to speak the unspeakable, that which no red-blooded American is supposed to say. On this episode of RUMBLE, he goes ahead and says it again. And then he begs you to say it, too. ************* Podcast Underwriters: 1) Anchor.fm can help you start your own podcast. Go to anchor.fm to learn more. 2) Go to BuyRaycon.com/rumble for $20 off Raycon's Fitness Earbuds, plus an extra 15% off with the code: rumble. 3) Get a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale for Stamps.com with the promo code MOORE. ************* Check out The Moore Store – and a portion of proceeds will go to progressive groups and organizations fighting to teach the arts and civics in public schools. https://store.michaelmoore.com/ ************* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message

Unsafe Space
[Episode 0795] [Rebel Civics] Repeal the 2nd Amendment?

Unsafe Space

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 35:33


Keith talks about the May 2022 mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which immediately triggered demands for more gun control and a repeal of the 2nd Amendment. He discusses why restrictions on the inherent right to keep and bear arms is immoral, unconstitutional, and foolish. He also provides a definition of "assault rifle" for use by the gun-grabber politicians, who have always been unable to define the product they demand making illegal. The video version of this episode is available here: https://unsafespace.com/ep0795 About Rebel Civics Hosted by Keith Bessette, Rebel Civics covers the principles of society and government, the ideas upon which America was founded, the history of the development of these principles, and current events in relation to them. Rebel (n): A person who is disobedient to unjust authority and stands up for fundamental principles, despite conventions and the opinions of others. Thanks for Watching! The best way to follow Unsafe Space, no matter which platforms ban us, is to visit: https://unsafespace.com While we're still allowed on YouTube, please don't forget to verify that you're subscribed, and to like and share this episode. You can find us there at: https://unsafespace.com/channel For episode clips, visit: https://unsafespace.com/clips Other video platforms on which our content can be found include: LBRY: https://lbry.tv/@unsafe BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/unsafespace/ Also, come join our community of dangerous thinkers at the following social media sites...at least until we get banned: Censorship-averse platforms: Gab: @unsafe Minds: @unsafe Locals: unsafespace.locals.com Parler: @unsafespace Telegram Chat: https://t.me/joinchat/H4OUclXTz4xwF9EapZekPg Censorship-happy platforms: Twitter: @_unsafespace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unsafepage Instagram: @_unsafespace MeWe: https://mewe.com/p/unsafespace Support the content that you consume by visiting: https://unsafespace.com/donate Finally, don't forget to announce your status as a wrong-thinker with some Unsafe Space merch, available at: https://unsafespace.com/shop

WUWM News
Evers calls on Legislature to repeal 1849 state abortion ban, which could go into effect if Roe is overturned

WUWM News

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 2:32


Gov. Tony Evers is bringing the Legislature into a special session June 22 to consider a repeal of Wisconsin's 1849 criminal abortion ban. However, one Republican legislative leader already rejected Evers' call to take action.

Mike Church Presents-The Red Pill Diaries Podcast
Friday Red Pill Diaries-If Biden Can Sue Smith And Wesson Then We Can Sue Pfizer And ModeRNA

Mike Church Presents-The Red Pill Diaries Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 12:20


Joe Biden Gun Control Speech  HEADLINE: Biden Calls for National Red Flag Laws, ‘Assault Weapons' Ban, Gun Storage Laws, Ability to Sue Gun Makers… by  Here are a list of Biden's proposed gun controls: Ban “Assault Weapons” Ban ‘high capacity” magazines. If banning is not possible, then raise purchase age for AR-15s and similar rifles to 21 “Strengthen background checks” “Enact [a] safe storage law” “red flag law” “Repeal the immunity of gun manufacturers from liability.”  Address the mental health crisis The Uvalde shooter passed a background check. TKD failed his background check b/c of Marijuana charge from high school. The ATF agent hunted me down and confiscated the gun from me. HEADLINE: President Franklin Pierce's Veto of the 1854 Version of ObamaCare by Mike Church  FROM the Biden article: The VERDICT: Biden's claim is false. PLCAA simply shields gun makers in instances where the guns in view were lawfully made and lawfully sold. Cerebral App for mental health - Simone Biles

The Robert Scott Bell Show
The RSB Show 6-2-22 - Jonathan Emord, Repeal 2nd Amendment, DOJ mask appeal, Dr. Tau Braun, COVID

The Robert Scott Bell Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 137:58


The RSB Show 6-2-22 - Jonathan Emord, Biden cannon fodder, Repeal 2nd Amendment, Kathy Hochul gun ban, DOJ mask appeal, Dr. Tau Braun, “COVID” Bioweapon Exposed, Globalist food tak

WBAP Morning News Podcast
WBAP Morning News: Repeal the Second Amendment?

WBAP Morning News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 5:11


The WBAP Morning News discusses something that could affect our right to bear arms. A Supreme Court justice's solution to gun violence: Repeal Second Amendment. Do you agree or disagree? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Coffee w/#The Freight Coach
#TheFreightCoach Morning Show - What Memorial Day Means To Me, Cargo Theft, TL Volumes Retreat, AB5 NIGHTMARE (REPEAL!)

Coffee w/#The Freight Coach

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 32:04


#TheFreightCoach Morning Show is The TOP Transportation Morning Show is LIVE every weekday at 10:30 AM CST to breakdown THREE transportation industry headlines! Mark your calendars! https://www.ttnews.com/articles/cargo-theft-trends-shift-amid-emboldened-criminals https://www.fleetowner.com/operations/article/21242797/more-data-sees-tl-volumes-in-retreat-spot-market-in-freefall https://www.truckinginfo.com/10173229/will-supreme-court-rule-on-californias-controversial-ab5-law  Check out my YouTube Channel for further industry insights!  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjrL70IEnCfDkNaiYMar3jw Make sure to subscribe and share! Thank you to my sponsor: https://www.vhubapp.com/ They are the new wave for freight brokers and freight brokerages to separate themselves from the competition! To learn how to Maximize your carrier network, Drive more carrier sales and get better load coverage with seamless onboarding, TMS integration, and smart load coverage, visit: https://brokercarrier.com/

Sermons @ Grace Church of Tallahassee

Pastor Rod Bunton reflects on the Christian perspective on abortion in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s expected repeal of the landmark case that made the procedure legal in the United States. The video referenced during the lesson can be viewed here. The post Repeal of Roe vs. Wade? appeared first on Grace Church of Tallahassee.

Lock N Load with Bill Frady podcast
Lock N Load with Bill Frady Ep 2414 Hr 1

Lock N Load with Bill Frady podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 54:03


Leftists Are About to Kill Millions of People Right Before Our Eyes, Be Honest, Dems, You Want to Repeal the Second Amendment, Followed by Dr John Lott from Crime Prevention Research.  Lock N Load is presented by; Guns.com https://www.guns.com/ And by; 2nd Hour Aero Precision https://aeroprecisionusa.com     And by; Modern Gun School https://mgs.edu  Ace Firearms http://www.acefirearms.com DeSantis Holsters https://www.desantisholster.com Staccato http://staccato2011.com Spikes Tactical https://www.spikestactical.com Chambers Custom https://chamberscustom.com XS Sights https://www.xssights.com C&H Precision  

Highlights from The Pat Kenny Show
Four years on from Repeal the 8th

Highlights from The Pat Kenny Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 13:23


Amy Dunne, AKA Miss D, gives her thoughts on the access to abortion services here four years on from Repeal the 8th. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.      Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Ben Ferguson Morning Update
DEMS forget the victims and kids as they ATTACK OUR 2A RIGHTS, saying "It Is Time to Repeal the Second Amendment!"

Ben Ferguson Morning Update

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 38:36


The Roundtable
"Repeal the Second Amendment" by Allan Lichtman

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 6:24


There's an average of one mass shooting per day in the United States. In 2020, Distinguished Professor of History at American University Allan Lichtman wrote the book: "Repeal the Second Amendment" - the first book that uses history, legal theory and up-to-the-minute data to make a compelling case for the amendment's repeal in order to create a clear road to sensible gun control in the US."Repeal the Second Amendment" explores both the true history and current interpretation of the Second Amendment to expose the NRA's blatant historical manipulations and irresponsible fake news releases. Lichtman looks at the history of firearms and gun regulations from colonial times to the present to explain how a historically forgotten sentence in the Constitution has become a flash point of recent politics that benefits only the gun industry, their lobbyists, and the politicians on their payroll. He probes court decisions and the effective lobbying and public relations strategies of the gun lobby as well as the ineffectiveness of the gun control movement for lessons in doing better.What emerges is a clear and cogent plan--repeal and replace the Second Amendment without taking guns away from anyone who has them now--to make the US a safer place.

Canadian Prepper Podcast
Fire Safety With The Safety Nerd

Canadian Prepper Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 100:34


  News - https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/nine-new-wildfires-ignited-in-the-northeast-region-on-may-14-5369887 9 new wildfires discovered in Ontario today. This is caused by lightning, careless fires, electrical contact and a few other common causes Finland Joining NATO https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/finlands-president-informs-putin-application-join-nato SWEDEN joining NATO.  WTF?  https://youtu.be/39DLJUj65cc   Gas prices in BC  https://bc.ctvnews.ca/gas-prices-hit-record-2-279-per-litre-in-b-c-s-lower-mainland-1.5903461   Bug out bag on sale at Varusteleka  https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/dutch-lowe-alpine-sting-rucksack-dpm-surplus/9804 Cheaper version https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/dutch-lowe-alpine-sting-rucksack-w-o-side-pouches-dpm-surplus/65394 PODCAST CHALLENGE ALan - Do one thing to amp up your personal fire plans.  (ie fire extinguisher purchase, etc)    Petition E-4010, Open until August. Repeal the coming into force of Gun Transfers. https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-4010   Mapleseed events https://mapleseedrifleman.com/events   RESUL May 26-29 https://resulfourdaymarch.fi/#/ Annual Preppers Meet - Desboro Ontario Jul 7 - 10 www.annualpreppersmeet.com   Deal of the Week Ian - 4 pack of lifestraws 69 bucks at costco Item 2022085.  https://www.costco.ca/lifestraw-personal-water-filter-4-pack.product.100815464.html Survival PDF collection. https://www.worldstudybible.com/moreonline.htm Discord Link - https://discord.gg/3Z9DNABn

Deconstructing American Conservatism
Episode 10: The Second Amendment to the Constitution - Repeal?

Deconstructing American Conservatism

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 24:54


In all honesty, I'm not done deconstructing my views on the second amendment. It's a topic I genuinely go back and forth on, which means it's a gray area. If you believe it is one hundred percent either way, either unfettered access or destroy all guns, you're probably not helpful in this discussion, so let's just get that out of the way now. I want to help the discussion, not hurt it. There are few issues in America that can spark a debate more heated than the second amendment, it's as much a part of our culture as the first amendment. To Americans in the 21st century its central premise is to protect the American public from tyranny, oppression, invasion, and unlawful seizure. But should we repeal the second amendment? Is the second amendment outdated or can it be saved while reducing the number of mass shootings and unnecessary firearm deaths in the United States? Stick around to the end of this episode, I look forward to your feed back on my answer to these questions! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deconamericon/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deconamericon/support

The Steve Gruber Show
Kurt O'Keefe, Kurt O'Keefe will Lead Efforts to Oppose Term Limit REPEAL AND Replacement Put on the Ballot with Zero Notice to Citizens and No Debate

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 11:00


Kurt O'Keefe is the Michigan Term Limits Defense Fund  Executive Director. He is also a solo attorney in private practice in Michigan who has been a volunteer activist for term limits on behalf of the people since the term limits movement started. Kurt O'Keefe will Lead Efforts to Oppose Term Limit REPEAL AND Replacement Put on the Ballot with Zero Notice to Citizens and No Debate

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Democracy Forum 5/20/22: The Demise of Local News: What Are We Losing?

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 57:02


Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine Democracy Forum: Participatory Democracy, encouraging citizens to take an active role in government and politics Key Discussion Points: Local news and local democracy. What is a “news desert”? Does Maine have them? What happens in towns that have no institutional news coverage? Does it affect self-governance at the local level? Can citizen or grass-roots journalism fill the gap? Even if we have plenty of citizen journalists, do we lose cohesion without an institutional resource that provides a collective understanding? Guests: Penelope Abernathy, visiting professor at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University Dan MacLeod, Managing Editor, Bangor Daily News Lincoln Millstein, blogs local news at The Quietside Journal To learn more about this topic: Survival of the Fittest: Can Independent News Media Endure in These Times? | Global Engagement at Georgetown University, April, 2022 New Report On The State Of Our Democracy | League of Women Voters 2021 Local news deserts are expanding: Here’s what we’ll lose | Washington Post, November, 2021 Exploiting the local news desert | Editor and Publisher, November 2021 Islander celebrates 20 years of community journalism – Mount Desert Islander, Faith D'Ambroise, November, 2021 Trends and Facts on Newspapers | State of the News Media | Pew Research Center. June, 2021 The mostly volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes: Martha Dickinson, Laurie Fogleman, Starr Gilmartin, Maggie Harling, Ann Luther, Judith Lyles, Wendilee O'Brien, Maryann Ogonowski, Pam Person, Lane Sturtevant, Leah Taylor, Linda Washburn FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: www.lwvme.org About the host: Ann currently serves as Treasurer of the League of Women Voters of Maine and leads the LWVME Advocacy Team. She served as President of LWVME from 2003 to 2007 and as co-president from 2007-2009. In her work for the League, Ann has worked for greater public understanding of public policy issues and for the League's priority issues in Clean Elections & Campaign Finance Reform, Voting Rights, Ethics in Government, Ranked Choice Voting, and Repeal of Term Limits. Representing LWVME at Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, she served that coalition as co-president from 2006 to 2011. She remains on the board of MCCE and serves as Treasurer. She is active in the LWV-Downeast and hosts their monthly radio show, The Democracy Forum, on WERU FM Community Radio -which started out in 2004 as an recurring special, and became a regular monthly program in 2012. She was the 2013 recipient of the Baldwin Award from the ACLU of Maine for her work on voting rights and elections. She joined the League in 1998 when she retired as Senior Vice President at SEI Investments. Ann was a founder of the MDI Restorative Justice Program, 1999 – 2000, and served on its Executive Board. The post Democracy Forum 5/20/22: The Demise of Local News: What Are We Losing? first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

Own The Future
The-Not-So-Secret-Conspiracy - 45 Communist/Marxist Goals [E283]

Own The Future

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 51:11


Time StampsThere is no conspiracy 00:00Adopting bad ideas led to 100 Million deaths 00:05:1145 Communist Goals 00:11:051. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 00:11:552. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. 00:13:083. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 00:14:524. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. 00:15:265. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites. 00:16:176. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. 00:17:017. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N. 00:17:268. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N. 00:17:509. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress. 00:18:2910. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N. 00:20:0611. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.) 00:20:2112. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. 00:20:5513. Do away with all loyalty oaths. 00:21:5914. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office. 00:22:2115. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. 00:23:0716. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. 00:23:1817. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks. 00:23:5418. Gain control of all student newspapers. 00:24:4219. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack. 00:24:4920. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions. 00:25:1621. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. 00:25:4622. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms." 00:26:0723. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art." 00:27:0424. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press. 00:27:1625. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. 00:28:1226. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy." 00:29:0327. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch." 00:29:2628. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state." 00:30:0629. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis. 00:30:4830. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man." 00:31:2431. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. 00:31:4232. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. 00:32:0133. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus. 00:33:1134. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities. 00:34:0235. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. 00:34:3736. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. 00:34:5237. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. 00:35:2538. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat]. 00:35:5839. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals. 00:37:3640. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. 00:38:4241. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. 00:38:5542. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems. 00:43:0043. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government. 00:43:2644. Internationalize the Panama Canal. 00:44:3145. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike. 00:44:39Conclusion 00:46:02Why do we discuss marxist and postmodern ideologies so much on the show? 00:47:59Value for Value 00:49:52Outro 00:50:45For more detailed show notes visit: https://283.lucasskrobot.comVALUE FOR VALUE- If you get value out of this show— support the show in the value that you've received.You can do that by visiting the website and giving Fiat currency thereORYou can stream bitcoin by listening Podcasting 2.0 Certified apps: Podfriend - Breez - Sphinx – PodstationTo find one visit http://newpodcastapps.com and find a player with the “VALUE” tag. I personally listen on Breez.If you want to get MORE value out of the show, talk about it with a colleague or co worker, or friend. You will begin to build (hopefully) stronger relationship and culture through texting this to a friend and then talking about the concepts discussed here. Remember, as leaders our first job is to define reality and define culture and that is done brick by brick.Until next time… uncover your purpose, discern the Truth, and own the future.To take more steps to live a focus life to achieve your dreams and fulfill your destiny–get my book Anchored the Discipline to Stop Drifting.  https://amzn.to/2Vwb22nThank you for listening, and as always you can find me at:WhatsApp: +1-202-922-0220http://www.LucasSkrobot.comTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucasskrobotLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucasskrobotInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucasskrobot★ Support this podcast ★

UBC News World
Corpus Christi Health Insurance See Senate Back Off From Their Fight For Repeal

UBC News World

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 2:38


Rick Thornton, a Corpus Christi health insurance agent, says comments recently made by red-state lawmaker suggest that long-time advocates for repealing the Affordable Care Act may be softening their stance.

City Cast Denver
The Unvarnished Truth Behind 10 Years of Sweeping Homelessness Under the Rug

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 37:52


Ten years ago this week, Denver leaders signed an urban camping ban into law. Since then, folks across the city have experienced displacement, skyrocketing housing costs, and fewer and fewer sheltering options for those living on the margins. Today on the show, Bree sits down with Denver Homeless Out Loud cofounder Benjamin Dunning and Westword reporter Conor McCormick-Cavanaugh for a wide-ranging conversation on how Denver got here and what the future looks like for a city that desperately needs more affordable housing options. For a thorough breakdown of Denver's recent history dealing with our housing crisis, do yourself a favor and spend some time with McCormick-Cavanagh's terrific feature story from last December: https://www.westword.com/news/denver-homelessness-decades-hancock-hickenlooper-pena-12975252 Interested in the work advocates and the unhoused community are doing? Denver Homeless Out Loud offers resources and information, like this “Seven Myths of Homelessness” list. Also, events commemorating the “Decade of Doom” culminate this weekend. More info here.  Wanna have a kickass weekend? Peyton's got a rundown of cool events and other stuff to do in today's CCD newsletter: https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/ If you were running for mayor in 2023, what would be your stance on the urban camping ban? Repeal it or extend it? Tell us why on Twitter @citycastdenver or leave us a voicemail with your name and neighborhood and we might play it on the show: (720) 500-5418‬ Looking to advertise on City Cast Denver? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Right Side with Doug Billings
The Supreme Court will Repeal Roe v Wade

The Right Side with Doug Billings

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 62:14


Doug discusses the likely Supreme Court repeal of Roe v Wade Plus, he discusses his two meetings with President Trump.

Blind Politics with Dr. A.J. Nolte
Revisiting the Impact of a Potential Repeal of Roe v. Wade: 5/11/22

Blind Politics with Dr. A.J. Nolte

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 24:43


In this episode, Dr. Nolte highlights three points about the potential impact of repealing Roe v. Wade: Repealing Roe is a good thing for our country. It will likely not have an impact as decisive as some expect. It will not save Democrat politicians in the midterm elections.

Beef Buzz with Ron Hays on RON (Radio Oklahoma Network)
Six Years After Repeal, Senator John Thune Still Wants Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling

Beef Buzz with Ron Hays on RON (Radio Oklahoma Network)

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022


Farm broadcasters, including Farm Director KC Sheperd had the chance to listen to various speakers such as Senator John Thune of South Dakota during The National Association of Broadcasters Washington Watch.

Crusade4Freedom
How Roe's Repeal will unmask the left's altar to abortion - Ep192

Crusade4Freedom

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 44:26


The Confluence
Perspective from a Pennsylvania abortion provider in light of the potential repeal of Roe v. Wade

The Confluence

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 22:30


On today's episode of The Confluence: The medical director of Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania discusses what's it's like offering abortions in the region, including to patients traveling from states where these services are restricted; after an immigration court in Pittsburgh closed, Casa San Jose joins us to discuss what's next for those with immigration hearings; and our Good Question! series looks into how the Mexican War Streets got its name.

The Daily Zeitgeist
It's As Bad As You Thought 05.04.22

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 66:02


In episode 1240, Jack and Miles are joined by host of Secretly Incredibly Fascinating, Alex Schmidt to discuss… It's As Bad As You Thought, Mutual Aid Resources and National organizations (if you're not sure which state you want to donate in), Do Oscar Winners Really Live Longer Than Losers? And more! Mutual Aid and National Organizations (if you're not sure which state you want to donate in): - Sister Song: SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective was formed in 1997 by 16 organizations of women of color from four mini-communities (Native American, African American, Latina, and Asian American) who recognized that we have the right and responsibility to represent ourselves and our communities, and the equally compelling need to advance the perspectives and needs of women of color.This is great to donate to because many of the women affected by the abortion bans will be women of color, and this organization is led by women of color who aim to keep this reality centered in their work. - Reproductive Health Access Project: This spring, the Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is asking you to join us in developing clinician activists who will fight to ensure that comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care – including abortion – is available to everyone, no matter who or where you are. - Several organizations offer medication abortions by mail for those who aren't able to travel or take off work. Home abortions are very safe and also save people who need abortions the stigma of going to a clinic, facing protestors, etc. especially now that it is especially contentious after the recent news: Plan C Hey Jane Abortion on Demand Local organizations: This link has a list of funds in each of the 26 states that are most likely to enact a ban on abortions Mutual aid funds in states where access to abortion is most at risk: Missouri: Missouri Abortion Fund Florida: Women's Emergency Network Texas: Texas Equal Access Fund Mississippi: Mississippi Abortion Freedom Fund Utah: Utah Abortion Fund Louisiana: New Orleans Abortion Fund Georgia: ARC Southeast Kentucky: Kentucky Health Justice Network Arkansas: Arkansas Abortion Support Network If you can't donate right now: Attend a protest. They are being organized at the Supreme Court, Foley Square in Manhattan, the Texas Capitol, U.S. Courthouse in LA, and many other towns and cities. Look up what is happening near you and show your support with your presence. Learn more about the women who have had abortions through organizations like We Testify or Shout Your Abortion Learn about crisis pregnancy centers, institutions that stigmatize and prevent safe abortion and are run by unlicensed medical practitioners, and the efforts to shut them down. Mutual Aid Resources:  DONATE:  Crowd sourced google doc for abortion funds in every state (LINK) AAF's “Adopt-A-Clinic Program - Abortion Access Front works with clinics across the country to keep track of urgently needed items like underwear, snacks, and gift cards for patients traveling for care. (LINK) Great Twitter thread also crowdsourcing abortion funds (LINK) National Network of Abortion Funds - important to look locally and not donate to PP, a company that gets billions of dollars in funding and do not solely focus on abortions, whereas abortion funds often operate on shoestring budgets (LINK) ACTION: Volunteer with your region's practical support collective - Practical support is the umbrella term for the non-medical side of getting a patient the care they need. While it varies widely by individual organization, most practical support collectives will drive patients to and from an abortion clinic.  Buy Plan B Online - Do not hoard product available in your local area, if you have the ability to buy a few online for emergencies do that so those who are unable to get it otherwise can still go to the local drugstore. If your local drug store does not carry Plan B call and request it as a product they carry in store.  Call your representatives Call your member of Congress and demand they pass the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA) Call your state legislator and demand they protect abortion at any time, for any reason in your state Share on Social Liberate Abortion Campaign Repro Legal Defense Fund on IG and Repro Legal Defense Fund on Twitter Liberal Jane on IG and Liberal Jane on Twitter We Testify IG and We Testify Twitter Abortion Care Network IG and Abortion Care Network Twitter Dr.ghazal_moayedi IG and Dr. Moayedi on Twitter - abortion provider in TX and OK Jamila Perritt MD MPH on Twitter Renee Bracey Sherman on Twitter If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice on IG Yellowhammer Fund Fund Abortion Not Police on IG Janes Due Process on IG Protest  NATIONWIDE: Tuesday, May 3rd - folks are mobilizing across the country, they're rallying in town squares, in front of federal courthouses, and the Supreme Court steps in DC to declare #BansOffOurBodies, #AbortionIsEssential, and abortion is health care. WASHINGTON DC: On Tuesday, May 3 in D.C., folks will be occupying the steps outside of SCOTUS from 8 AM to 8 PM NEW YORK CITY: Here is a media advisory (with social assets) about an action taking place today ASHEVILLE NC: Pritchard Park, 6:30pm  RALEIGH NC: 1377 S Wilmington St Hargett and Wilmington St corners, 3-6pm  IF YOU NEED HELP: Vet out your abortion clinic - there are resources on the Abortion Access Front's website for those who need help getting an abortion and figuriong out how to vet if your clinic is a real clinic. There are many clinics in the South that front as planned parenthood types but will arrest you for seeking out help or force you to keep the pregnancy/won't give you proper care until it's too late to terminate.  Head to abortionpillinfo.org Plan C is also an incredible resource If/When/How Repro Legal Helpline Abortion On Our Own Terms It's As Bad As You Thought Do Oscar Winners Really Live Longer Than Losers? OSCAR WINNERS CURSED WITH ADDITIONAL LIFE VITAL SIGNS: LONGEVITY; When Oscar Losers Become Winners LISTEN: Lindo by Wanderlea See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Conservative Review with Daniel Horowitz
Following Repeal of Roe, Pharma Is the New Planned Parenthood | 5/3/22

Conservative Review with Daniel Horowitz

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 66:50


You are about to hear a very unique take on the impending reversal of Roe from a pro-life conservative who has a different opinion from others. There are a lot of opportunities from this opinion, but also a lot of pitfalls. We can't allow the same phony statist Republicans to use the abortion issue to shield themselves from primary challenges and continue to screw us on other issues. I offer a blueprint for how to actualize the benefits of repeal of Roe without suffering the liabilities. The biggest outcome of this decision is it allows us a chance to make state legislatures great again, eschew judicial supremacism, and work toward the national divorce we need. It also allows us to build the case for "whole life" – from conception to NATURAL death – as part of a medical freedom movement. But that requires a different crop of Republicans from the ones we have today.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Life Chat
Sex Trafficking, The Repeal of Parental Notice, and Kelly Dore's Story

Life Chat

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 53:44


Listen to this Life Chat episode with Kelly Dore to learn more about how Illinois will be effected once the repeal of Parental Notice goes into effect on June 1st.

Call It Like I See It
Streaming Between the Lines - Prohibition

Call It Like I See It

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 51:31


“Prohibition”, the 2011 documentary miniseries, gives a pretty extensive look at America's experiment with the prohibition of alcohol, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what stood out most in this Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary as well as the lessons we can and should take away from America's failed prohibition experiment.Prohibition: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (PBS)Prohibition: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (Amazon Prime Video)

Bearing Arms' Cam & Co
Anti-gunners still dreaming of Second Amendment's repeal

Bearing Arms' Cam & Co

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 22:11


There's a better chance of Will Smith and Chris Rock co-hosting the Oscars than the Second Amendment being repealed and replaced by anti-gun language, but the dreams of gun control activists die hard, especially when they're losing ground across the country.

The Daily Zeitgeist
Disney's Literal Kingdom, Surviving The Unmasked Skies 4.25.22

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 63:34


In episode 1233, Jack and Miles are joined by producer and comedian Jackie Keliiaa to discuss… Shit might get difficult for Kevin McCarthy?, Reducing Risk In a Mask Optional World, Florida Wants To Repeal Disney World's (Creepy) Self-Governance and more! Reduce Risk In a Mask Optional World Florida Wants To Repeal Disney World's (Creepy) Self-Governance Disney vows to help repeal ‘Don't Say Gay' law, says Florida Gov. DeSantis shouldn't have signed it Right-Wing Writer Says Cancel Disney for Dollywood—Park Owned by LGBTQ Icon TED CRUZ WARNS DISNEY PROGRAMMING WILL SOON DEPICT MICKEY AND PLUTO F--KING Why Disney World Has Its Own Government Hidden Kingdom: Disney's Political Blueprint Union Says Reedy Creek Fire Department is Critically Understaffed, Fears Increased Risk for Walt Disney World Guests Reedy Creek firefighters say they need help responding to Disney World incidents Disney Chief Raps Orlando's Officials, Then Apologizes FOLLOW: @jackiecomedy Check Out: Good Medicine Native Comedy Show LISTEN: Mouth by Ghost Culture See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ron Paul Liberty Report
Repeal 1913: End The Income Tax & The Federal Reserve

Ron Paul Liberty Report

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 30:08


1913 was a fateful year for freedom in America. Both the Income Tax & Federal Reserve were created. The dreaded Income Tax made everyone's hard-earned money the property of the federal government first. The earnings that government allowed people to keep would then be persistently stolen by The Fed's inflation. Freedom was put in a vice in 1913, and after 100 years, there's almost nothing left to be squeezed.

Daybreak Insider Podcast
April 21, 2022 - Appealing the Repeal: CDC Asks President Biden to Do an About Face on Masks

Daybreak Insider Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 17:57


The DOJ Files an Appeal to Reverse the Decision on Travel Masking. The Department of Education Didn't Record Some Student Loan Payments. New Mexico Workplace Safety Regulators Fine the Movie ‘Rust'.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Bone Beat
#29 Consolidation Part III: Impact of Consolidation on Musculoskeletal Care

The Bone Beat

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 16:34


In this episode, Dr. Lundy interviews three AAOS members who have different perspectives on the role of consolidation in the advancement of musculoskeletal care. Listeners will hear from them on the pros and cons of consolidation and learn more about how consolidation will influence future trends in the practice of orthopaedic surgery.  Additional links and resources: Podcast episode on "Repeal of Antitrust Exemption for Health Insurers": https://www.aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/the-bone-beat-advocacy-podcast/episode-15/ FAQ on consolidation: https://www.aaos.org/globalassets/advocacy/issues/faqs-on-hospital-consolidation.pdf AAOS Advocacy Action Center: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/advocacy-action-center/ Guests: James W. Barber, M.D., Southeastern Orthopaedics; Frederic E. Liss, M.D., Rothman Orthopaedic Institute; Ronald A. Navarro, M.D., Kaiser Permanente  Host: Douglas Lundy, M.D., MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair

Hacks & Wonks
Week In Review: April 15, 2022

Hacks & Wonks

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 47:31


On this Hacks & Wonks week-in-review, Crystal is joined by journalist from The Seattle Times, Heidi Groover. They begin the show by discussing a zoning change in Shoreline that would allow for more duplexes and triplexes, and the broader issue of housing affordability in Washington and across the country. Crystal and Heidi then dive into pushback from corporations and one city councilor on protections for app-based workers, a standstill getting concrete workers back on the job, and two Seattle Starbucks locations on strike this weekend. They conclude by reviewing predictable results from the Seattle Chamber poll, a proposed law that would impact ballot initiatives and a continued push for SPD hiring bonuses without compelling evidence to support the use of funds. As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Find the host, Crystal Fincher on Twitter at @finchfrii and find today's co-host, Heidi Groover at @HeidiGroover.  More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com.   Resources “Shoreline may decide to allow duplexes and triplexes in all residential neighborhoods” by Daniel Beekman from The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/shoreline-may-decide-to-allow-duplexes-and-triplexes-in-all-residential-neighborhoods/   “Across 26 Metro Areas, Residents Largely Support Allowing Missing Middle Homes in Residential Neighborhoods” by Manny Garcia from Zillow: https://www.zillow.com/research/modest-densification-zhar-30934/    “Millions of Americans are resorting to risky ways to buy an affordable home” by Jennifer Ludden from KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/stories/millions-of-americans-are-resorting-to-risky-ways-to-buy-an-affordable-home    “Corporations Push Back As Details Emerge on Seattle's Pay Up Legislation for App-Based Workers” by Natalie Bicknell Argerious from The Urbanist: https://www.theurbanist.org/2022/04/13/corporations-push-back-on-seattles-pay-up-legislation    “Gig Economy Giants Worry Paying Minimum Wage Will Hurt Business” by Hannah Krieg from The Stranger: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2022/04/13/70697302/gig-economy-giants-worry-paying-minimum-wage-will-hurt-business    “‘Going to take some time to ramp up,' concrete suppliers say of deliveries after strike ends” by KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk from MyNorthwest: https://mynorthwest.com/3433283/seattle-area-concrete-strike-ends-suppliers-not-ready-resume-deliveries/    “This Week in Worker Conquests: Biden Calls Out Amazon, Starbucks Claims to Be “Assaulted” by Unions, and NLRB Petitions Are Up 57%” by Conor Kelley from The Stranger: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2022/04/08/70306986/this-week-in-worker-conquests-biden-calls-out-amazon-starbucks-claims-to-be-assaulted-by-unions-and-nlrb-petitions-are-up-57    “Workers at two Seattle Starbucks take to picket lines on Friday over claims of union busting” by Nick Bowman from MyNorthwest: https://mynorthwest.com/3436753/seattle-starbucks-strike-friday-april-2022/   Nick Bowman Twitter Thread: https://twitter.com/nicknorthwest/status/1513885223553019914?s=21&t=XCkU4ETYl2IoU0MT6HgfMw    “Chamber Poll Asks Leading Questions, Gets Predictable Answers” by Erica C. Barnett from PubliCola: https://publicola.com/2022/04/12/chamber-poll-asks-leading-questions-gets-predictable-answers/    “New law could affect the way voters in WA decide on ballot initiatives” by Shauna Sowersby from The Olympian: https://www.theolympian.com/news/politics-government/article260388562.html    “Nelson Continues to Piss Off People with Her Push for SPD Hiring Bonuses” by Hannah Krieg from The Stranger: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2022/04/13/70609336/nelson-continues-to-piss-off-people-with-her-push-for-spd-hiring-bonuses    “The Police Hiring Incentives Conversation Continues” by Amy Sundberg from Notes from the Emerald City: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/amysundberg/issues/the-police-hiring-incentives-conversation-continues-1124878?utm_campaign=Issue&utm_content=view_in_browser&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Notes+from+the+Emerald+City    Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com. Today we're continuing our Friday almost-live shows where we review the news of the week. Welcome to the program for the first time, today's co-host: reporter for The Seattle Times, Heidi Groover. [00:00:50] Heidi Groover: Thank you so much for having me. [00:00:51] Crystal Fincher: Thanks for being on - a lot to cover, just starting out with - Shoreline might decide to allow duplexes and triplexes in all of their residential neighborhoods, which is a big deal - a lot has been talked about on this topic lately. What is Shoreline considering? [00:01:11] Heidi Groover: Yeah, they're very early in the process. My colleague, Dan Beekman, covered this this week - the City Council is essentially directing its planning department to study this idea and to do public outreach. And this is part of their planning update in 2024, so they're going to look at different options, they're going to look at environmental effects, and then of course they'll do some level of public meetings and that kind of thing to hear where their residents are at. Today, around 70% of Shoreline is zoned for low density development. [00:01:49] Crystal Fincher: So this would be a major expansion of zoning and density possibilities in the city then. [00:01:58] Heidi Groover: It would, yeah. And as you mentioned, this is part of this kind of broader discussion that's been happening all over the state and obviously in Seattle for a while, but by one estimate - we need something like 40,000 more units of housing right now, 80,000 more by 2050. People are continuing to move here, prices are up basically everywhere - tons of people want to buy houses in this market or rent, and there just aren't enough of them. And I think sometimes people think this is a Seattle issue or a King County issue, but it's really statewide and it is affecting suburbs like Shoreline. King County home prices last year were up 14%, but that was actually nothing compared to Pierce County, 20%, Snohomish County, 24%, Spokane County, 23%. So you're really going to see this conversation happening all over the state, I think. [00:03:05] Crystal Fincher: And it is a big deal - it is a statewide problem, as we covered in the conversation that was had during the legislative session that ended about a month ago, where a middle housing bill that would have helped in this area was considered and almost passed, but wasn't able to get past some of the torpedoing by some legislators - in Seattle, go figure. But one of the important things is that it really is affecting suburbs and they need to accept density. They're also relying on the City of Seattle to do a better job of accommodating the people who are moving into the City - because as rents in Seattle skyrocket and people get priced out of Seattle, they then move to the suburbs and are pushed out there, but are also a lot of times bringing their higher incomes and really gentrifying those areas too. So this pressure is felt not just in our major metropolitan areas, but in suburbs and rural areas. And we're seeing the impacts of that with increased rents, kind of across the board. Now, Zillow also ran a recent poll. What happened with that? [00:04:26] Heidi Groover: Yeah, they polled in various cities across the country, including Seattle and Spokane, and they asked people about the idea of allowing more density in single family neighborhoods or lower density neighborhoods. And the reason I think this is interesting is that in Seattle, for example, 71% of people said that they think allowing more apartments increases affordability, but when they were asked, "Would you support an apartment building in your neighborhood?" only 53% said yes. And so - that's still more than half - but you see the difference between what people think hypothetically or universally, and then what they're willing to accept in their own neighborhood. And I think this is really the core of why changing this is so hard - because the state bill that you mentioned, met really fierce pushback from cities and local governments. And I think that's because they know that the people who live there are sensitive to this kind of change and are not always going to welcome it, despite what they say in polls, and they wanted to retain what they view as local control. And so I think that if you don't think about the fact that people fear or are resistant about upzoning - it gets worse and worse the closer it is to them - you're not really prepared to make the changes at the scale. And so that's what's driving, I think, this gentle density thing where we're looking at duplexes and triplexes, because it's a little easier for people to accept. I don't know that that's really going to meet the scale of the housing crisis. [00:06:24] Crystal Fincher: Well, we're certainly going to have to address a larger percentage of the land that is currently zoned for low density. I do - I think you hit the nail on the head in that support for increasing density and doing things that are proven to help affordability - erodes and people's inner NIMBYs come out. But I also think, to your point, in that, Hey, even when people are asked, well, do you want it in your neighborhood? Still a majority of residents support that. And I do think, from listening to legislators and lots of people in cities - the Association of Washington Cities, which kind of is a lobbying arm for municipalities as a whole - they're used to hearing from a frankly small, relatively small - a minority that's a subset of people who currently own land, their houses have been appreciating and not wanting anything to interfere with that. But as prices have skyrocketed and it's become harder to buy a home and harder to afford to rent, especially in the same areas that people are used to being able to afford, a larger percentage of people are kind of on the outside looking in. And I think that's been driving the increase in support that we've seen to now where even if we ask people, Hey, what if it's in your neighborhood? We're still getting a majority of people who support that. And so I give credit to people like Chris Roberts - Councilmember Chris Roberts in Shoreline - who, even though they're used to hearing from some of the same traditional voices that we hear in these conversations that a lot of times are NIMBYs, are people who don't want development in their neighborhoods. And they aren't used to having people show up - because it's inconvenient and hard and people aren't familiar with the way the system works and how accessible or not local government is - that they haven't heard as much from people who do want increasing density. But those people are increasingly making their voices heard, and the recognition that there is a significant portion of people's constituencies, of cities' residents, that are demanding solutions to help keep their cities places where they can afford to live and work - that those voices are getting louder and we're seeing leaders step up and respond to that. And I think that should be applauded and supported, but we will continue to see how this progresses over time - as you said, this is early in the process. Any ideas as to how this will progress in terms of timeline? [00:09:12] Heidi Groover: I don't know exactly what the next step is, but I would expect that over the coming year, you would start to see more discussion in Shoreline, and more public meetings, more possible policies being laid out as the decision-makers there try to decide - Is it going to be a wholesale upzone? Is it only going to be in certain single family zones? - things like that. [00:09:40] Crystal Fincher: Makes sense - we will keep an eye on that. Another story came out this week from KUOW talking about - as buying a home is becoming tougher for more people, lots of people are looking towards riskier ways of buying a home. What was in that article? [00:10:00] Heidi Groover: Yeah, this was a national story from NPR, actually. So they were talking to legal aid advocates all over the country, and they basically found that people are turning to these "alternative financing options" which is basically like an off-the-books, under-the-table deal to buy a house. And it's not recorded by a bank, it's not regulated, it's something like a handwritten note or a handshake agreement. And this means that - if you're in this kind of agreement, you may be able to buy a house when you can't otherwise, because of bad credit or structural factors that make it hard for you to buy - obviously the legacy of racist practices in housing. But you're also not covered by a lot, or any, of the government protection that would usually act to prevent the seller of the house from ripping you off and simply not giving you the house when the time comes. And so, this has been a hard thing to track because it's off the books. And so Pew did a survey and they found that 20% of borrowers said that they had used something like this at some point, which is significant - and they're largely people with lower income, people who live in rural areas, disproportionately Black and Hispanic people. And so, it's really - it's not the norm, by far, but it is something that is worth paying attention to because this is the kind of situation that people are driven into when they can't get a typical mortgage. [00:11:56] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, it's complicated, and with so much - in terms - certainly in America, so much wealth is generated from people's homes. And the way our society is structured that there's - people feel a lot of pressure and urgency to make the move towards buying a home. And with it being more expensive, less accessible, all of these alternatives schemes popping up that are hard to parse for a lot of people - the fine print, the details of those are not necessarily obvious to a layman, or even someone who may have had a traditional mortgage before. This is just different, so it's a challenge. [00:12:45] Heidi Groover: Yeah, it's not the only risk people are taking - I talk to home buyers all the time in this current market in Washington state who are doing things like waiving their right to an inspection before they buy a house, or waiving their financing contingency - which means that if their loan falls through, they could be out their entire down payment or more. And so, with this extreme - as you said, with this extreme pressure because homeownership is the primary way of building wealth, sometimes of having retirement, or having something to give to your kids - people feel this extreme pressure and they're willing to do almost anything to buy a house. And even real estate agents and people in the industry acknowledge that this kind of stuff is really risky, but they also are like, well, everyone else is willing to do it. And so if you want to buy, this is what you basically have to do. I think it really underscores what a housing shortage - and housing as a commodity that you have to buy - does in a market like this. [00:13:57] Crystal Fincher: I completely agree. I think we're seeing signs from every corner that we are in an absolute crisis. It would have been great if more was done before this to prevent us from being here, but now that we're here, we need immediate and impactful action to get out of this. 'Cause people are desperate and it's putting people at risk, it's pushing people out of their communities, and we can do better so we need to do better. Also this week - we have talked about Seattle's Pay Up legislation for app based workers before - this week, we saw a lot of pushback on that. What is that legislation and what is the pushback that we're seeing? [00:14:41] Heidi Groover: This legislation would ensure that the gig workers who are picking up your food delivery for apps like DoorDash and Instacart are paid the equivalent of Seattle's minimum wage - and that's done through a complicated formula, but that's ultimately the result of the proposal. And it comes amid these two years of this growing recognition of the risks that these workers faced during the pandemic, how heavily so many people relied on them, and in turn small businesses who survived because of the possibility of delivery. And also these ongoing efforts to try to confront this independent contractor model that these companies use in which their workers are not employees and therefore are not guaranteed things like the minimum wage. So Seattle has done a ton of legislation around this, and this is basically the latest in that. And I think the pushback that we saw this week was that the companies alleging what they often do, which is that there wasn't enough process to engage them, that this kind of thing could increase prices for the consumer, which would result in less business for the drivers, and a kind of overall complaint that it's one-size-fits-all, or they weren't consulted enough by the City. [00:16:16] Crystal Fincher: Which is interesting because it was reported that DoorDash, TaskRabbit, Uber, Rover, instacart, and GoPuff had been invited to participate in stakeholder meetings and also attended them. So did they give any specific feedback on how to make this legislation better, or were they mainly opposed to the entire idea? [00:16:38] Heidi Groover: As far as I can tell, they're mainly opposed to the entire idea. I'm not actively covering this - so with that caveat, there could be something I'm missing - but based on the coverage I saw this week, they are against the idea and also using this talking point that they don't feel they were consulted enough. [00:16:59] Crystal Fincher: Yeah - as far as councilmembers, how are they lining up in support or opposition to this? [00:17:05] Heidi Groover: So the proposal was introduced by Councilmembers Lisa Herbold and Andrew Lewis. The primary opposition or concern I've seen so far is from Councilmember Sara Nelson, who had some of the same concerns that the companies expressed and we'll see how the vote goes. I think we can kind of guess, based on previous votes about gig work, how other councilmembers might line up. But I think it shows the dynamic, which is that most of the Council is, generally speaking, labor friendly. And then several members, including Sara Nelson, have said that there needs to be more focus on small businesses or the business owners' perspective. [00:17:53] Crystal Fincher: Right, and I have certainly seen Sara Nelson's comments, which have largely, largely agreed with the app companies' comments. We will see how this proceeds - what's next in the conversation about this legislation, and when might it move forward for a vote? [00:18:14] Heidi Groover: I don't know exactly when it will get a vote. I know that it's just continuing to move through the Council process, and obviously the advocates working in support are continuing to organize. And I imagine the companies are continuing to work on their talking points as well. [00:18:29] Crystal Fincher: Makes sense. Well, we will continue to follow that. It will certainly be interesting to see further comments from councilmembers, and from Mayor Harrell - to hear how he decides to weigh in on this. It would be very useful - I don't - I have not seen any comment from him so far. Have you? [00:18:49] Heidi Groover: I have not, no. [00:18:51] Crystal Fincher: Okay, well, we'd certainly be curious to see what his input is on that, and his administration. Also this week, there were more developments in the concrete workers strike. Last week, we talked about a judge rebuking the concrete companies for intentionally assaulting, striking workers with vehicles. They have since come to an agreement to largely go back to work, it appears. What's happening there? [00:19:24] Heidi Groover: Well, as you said, this strike has been going on for months. It's about 330, mostly mixer drivers, who have been on strike for that time - and it started in November, it expanded in December. And so the most reason development, as you said, is that they - the union offered to send all of its workers back unconditionally without a deal. So, that's not something that we see happen all the time in strikes - it's controversial. And it, from the outside, it is unclear whether any real movement has been made in the negotiations. One of the core issues for the union, which is this retiree healthcare plan - basically drivers - they work all their career, they come to the time they decide to retire, perhaps they are not yet eligible for Medicare and they have access to a healthcare plan that will cover them for that gap between when they retire and when they can go on Medicare. And that plan currently exists, but the drivers want to improve it so that it costs the retirees less. And they say that they are willing, the current employees are willing, to cover that cost and that the companies are refusing. And that that's one of their core issues that they've been trying to get in negotiation. Now, the companies haven't really addressed this as a substantive issue - they've said that their offer is fair, that it includes a pay increase and generous benefits, so it's a little bit of a black box as to what exactly they're thinking on this particular issue. But that's one of the core issues for the union, and as far as I can tell, basically no movement has happened over the course of this strike. And so now they've offered to go back to work. They're saying that that's a good faith gesture and they are waiting for the companies to call them all back to work. [00:21:26] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, and very interesting - lots has been discussed about how many projects in the region are reliant on concrete from these companies and workers on strike - in that timelines for bridge repair projects, other projects are in jeopardy and in danger of being delayed because of the strike. So the workers offering to go back to work would seemingly be a big relief, except the companies are saying, well, yeah, they've offered to come back, but we're not quite ready yet and it's gonna take a lot of time to get them back. Which is kind of reminiscent of what we saw when a smaller subsection of workers offered to go back. What is the complication with getting the drivers back to work? [00:22:20] Heidi Groover: Well, the companies have - the way they describe it - they have these complex systems for how they dispatch the trucks to different projects and how they plan that out. And during the strikes, they - some of them leased out their trucks to non-union companies, some of them struck these other deals to try to keep concrete flowing with non-union drivers. And so now they're in a position of needing to unwind all of that and return to dispatching the union drivers. And so they say they're working on it as fast as they can, they want the drivers back to work, they want the projects back on track. I've seen some people in the industry speculate that there's a fear that maybe the union will call another one-day work stoppage or something - the strike could return. But I do think that pretty much everyone involved is served by getting the drivers back to work, so I think we'll see it at some point, but they say that it's going to take a little time. [00:23:28] Crystal Fincher: Well, as we have been, we will continue to follow the developments of that and update you with anything else that might appear there. This week, there's been a lot of labor news. What has been happening, starting with Amazon and President Biden weighing in? [00:23:46] Heidi Groover: Well, after this really unprecedented vote in Staten Island, where Amazon warehouse workers voted to create and join a union, President Biden said that he supported the effort, essentially. He said, this is what unions are about in my view - providing dignity. He said, Amazon, here we come. So he certainly seemed to be implying that he supports the effort, he wants to see more of it, and that his administration supports unionizing in general. [00:24:19] Crystal Fincher: Which is a big deal - to have the president of the country weigh in in favor of your unionization, especially when we've seen such ferocious pushback and union-busting activity from Amazon. Also, news this week that Amazon is developing an internal chat to help workers connect with each other. The challenge is that chat blocks a ton of words, including "union," "terminated," "compensation," "living wage," "unfair," "favoritism," "freedom," "restrooms," "trash," "coalition." Basically it seems like, hey, we're giving you this tool that we are acting like it's supposed to help you and connect you, but really we are going to great lengths to prevent you from being able to talk about anything related to organizing, unionizing, or working conditions - which just seems like it was really short-sighted. They were broadly mocked for that. What do you see in general, in terms of the stance that Amazon is taking and even Starbucks, and versus what their workers are doing and how they're organizing? [00:25:32] Heidi Groover: Well, I think that what's been really interesting is to read about the organizers of this Staten Island warehouse and basically how they did it, despite all of this behavior from Amazon, which has been happening since they started, and of course happening in Bessemer also - the other warehouse where employees voted on whether to unionize. And if you read about what they did, it's a lot of very grassroots, on-the-ground stuff - they camped out in the break room, gave out free food, and talked to people about the union. They were basically every day at a bus stop out in front of the warehouse talking to people about the union, answering questions about the company talking points, and again, giving out food and other supplies. And they were showing that - we are Amazon workers, we're not an outside third party. We are working here at this warehouse just like you. And we are the union, and here's what that means. And I think that that's a huge reason why they were so successful despite this kind of bizarre stuff from Amazon, like we saw with this internal chat app. So I think that if this is going to move forward in other warehouses, that's probably only going to happen with that same kind of grassroots effort that we saw in Staten Island. [00:26:59] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, it seems to make a big difference. And here locally, we have some news - lots of Starbucks workers have been organizing - there is a wave afoot and a strike coming up this weekend. What's on tap? [00:27:14] Heidi Groover: Yeah, so nationally it's something like 180, definitely more than 150, Starbucks locations have said that they want to unionize. And here in Seattle, there are a handful - we've had one of them vote so far and they were unanimous in joining the union. And so a couple of the other Seattle stores that are trying to unionize - Fifth and Pike and one on Eastlake - are doing some temporary strike actions this weekend. So Eastlake workers are on strike today, Friday, for one day. And at Fifth and Pike, they're planning to go on strike for three days. And they're raising concerns about - in general their unionizing effort and the company's response - which they view as union busting. The company has repeatedly denied any allegations of union busting. The workers also say they're dealing with things like understaffing and not getting enough hours to stay on their health insurance - things like that - so they're trying to draw attention to their working conditions broadly and their concerns, and why they view unionizing as a way to have a voice in these types of policies at Starbucks. [00:28:29] Crystal Fincher: Well, we will certainly be continuing to pay attention to that - a lot going on - Howard Schultz is feeling some heat based on some appearances we saw that he made over the past week or two. They are on a roll - they have a lot of momentum - they're asking for what most people consider to be very reasonable accommodations and pay and benefits and protections. And so, personally, I can definitely say I am excited to see how they're making progress and we will continue to follow what's going on there. We'll also include links to help you follow what's going on there in the Starbucks union, Amazon unionization efforts. So check the episode notes for that. This week, we also saw some polling come out - one of them from the Seattle Chamber. What did this poll say? What did it show? [00:29:34] Heidi Groover: Well, this was one of these wide-ranging, sort of like how-are-you-feeling vibe track polls, asking people about how they feel about the direction the City's going in, what their biggest concerns are, right track wrong track, things like that. And they also included some questions about housing and homelessness and policing - the big issues facing the City. And I think that the big takeaways were - the thing that made a lot of headlines was - 67% of people said they had considered leaving the City. And I think when you see that, you can kind of quickly slot that into your politics or your priors, and you can assume why people might be saying that. If we actually look at the poll, 35% of people said it was because of cost of living and housing, 29% of people said public safety, crime, drugs, 12% of people said homelessness, 9% of people said City government and leadership. So that gives you a sense of the issues that are making people supposedly consider moving. Again, that doesn't mean they actually left the City - we're just talking about how people are feeling about the state of things. [00:30:57] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, and really interesting - was looking at just analysis by Nick Bowman, who is currently at MyNorthwest, a reporter at MyNorthwest - a Twitter thread analyzing this. And to your point, it's real easy to look at a number like that and then to assume that the reasons why are the reasons why you personally might consider that on either side. I think - we've talked about this a little bit on this program before, and as he points out, this is pretty consistent with eight years of surveys from various pollsters and groups. Looking at polling between 2011 and 2019, a lot of similar sentiments were identified and so it's really interesting that the current conclusion drawn by some over these surveys has been that - well, it's because things are getting more progressive and real Seattle residents don't like that. And we need to get back to the good old days and the way things used to be - which is always really interesting when we think about how Seattle actually really did used to be - but it's really not consistent with how Seattle has voted and elected leaders. A lot of that time - Bruce Harrell was on the Council for all of that eight-year period of declining satisfaction, Tim Burgess was on the Council for about half that time, Scott Lindsay was the public safety advisor for the mayor's office. The Council's shift to have a significant, progressive arm has been a relatively recent thing. And when we look at polling, the dissatisfaction doesn't track with that shift. And so it just seems premature to make a conclusion that, well, this is dissatisfaction with things moving in a progressive direction. It just looks like dissatisfaction for reasons that have yet to be uncovered, or that are a little bit deeper. Because looking at the history of this, it really does not track with, well, people were more unhappy as things moved in a more progressive direction. Just really interesting, so I hope we see more publicly available polling to do this. There's lots of internal polling that is examining this around the area and the state right now - that'll certainly influence the shape of races and initiatives and the public discourse to come. But, really interesting and PubliCola also had an article just mocking a couple of the real leading questions that weren't exactly constructed very well or that seemed like they were constructed to get a specific response. But even accounting for that, there's a lot to pull out of this that doesn't seem like it has a simple, well, we just need to do this simple policy or just go back to the way that we used to be doing things. 'Cause that way wasn't popular either. How did you see that? [00:34:07] Heidi Groover: Well, the other thing that Nick pointed out in that thread was just kind of this question of what it would take to turn those numbers around. So obviously, in the last City elections, we saw a rightward shift toward more moderates - and we now have Mayor Bruce Harrell and City Attorney Ann Davison. And so the question is sort of - if the people with concern about things like public safety successfully elected politicians who said that they were going to crack down on that or make that their primary focus, then when will they begin telling pollsters that they feel better about the City, or will they ever? [00:34:59] Crystal Fincher: Very relevant question - we anticipate that we'll be seeing more publicly available polling in the future, and we'll certainly be looking to see that, and hope that pollsters probe that - this hopefully is pointing those people in the direction of what they need to explore and uncover in terms of public opinion. Also this week, we saw some coverage of the new initiative that is going to be on the ballot - Initiative 1929 - to repeal the capital gains tax and other taxes. It would also take out the JumpStart Tax in Seattle. And some - I would assume for supporters of that initiative - really alarming polling. We usually don't see initiatives land on the ballot that have this level of polling. What were the results? [00:35:53] Heidi Groover: So the results of that polling showed that - in an initial poll, only 40% of voters would vote for that initiative. 39% said No, and 20% were not sure. And then there was a second survey that included a statement about what the initiative would decrease funding for - so this is a new state law that will require that kind of language on any state initiative that would repeal or modify a tax. And so, after including a line about how it would decrease funding for education and other programs, the results were that Yes votes went down a bit to 37%, 49% said No, and then 14% were unsure. So it seems to indicate that that kind of statement on the ballot would erode support for rolling back taxes. [00:36:54] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, it is really rare to see an initiative move forward on the ballot statewide - that has significant funding to back it up - that is starting - we generally don't see initiatives that start underwater. I mean, their high watermark was 40% when the ballot title is read. The ballot title is "Repeal the Capital Gains Income Tax." And at 40%, it just does not - that's before any negative messaging has occurred, that's before anyone has given voters or the people who were polled a reason to vote against it, just on its face - "Repeal the Capital Gains Income Tax" is a very unpopular thought and proposal. And only 40% of people approve that, which actually tracks with prior polling that we saw in support of the capital gains tax - that was receiving 65-ish% approval for the tax - which is part of the reason why it passed and was so popular. So just in the face of that, it's a bit odd. And then when given detail - and in the poll it was said this measure - once respondents were told this measure will decrease funding for education, early learning, childcare, and school construction, support dipped even further down to 37%. So, starting from that point, before anyone else has had a chance to mount a campaign to educate people about why this is problematic for many people - it is really unpopular. So they certainly have their work cut out for them. Lots of people - it's not controversial to support education, early learning, childcare, and school construction. Most voters and polling that we've seen repeatedly and in support for school levies and bonds across the state - this is something that they certainly have been willing to dig deep in their pockets to fund because they place such a high priority on it. And they seem to be saying, man, we've been paying for these in terms of levies and bonds forever. It would be great if the ultra wealthy also paid their fair share to help this. And so it's going to be really interesting to see how this unfolds - Republicans, the state Republican Party, and Republican legislators seem really excited about this. They are notoriously anti-tax and have opposed this from the beginning, but it just seems like a challenging place to be when we saw - in the mid-60s - support to herald its passage and to help get it across the finish line. And now trying to repeal it - you're trying to take away things that people care about deeply and need, and that are beneficial to the community. So, I am curious to see what they saw internally and what they thought internally - that gave them the confidence to proceed with this. I don't know what that would be in the face of results like this. I can't imagine their internal polling would be much better. It doesn't look like they have responded to this polling with anything that substantively or in any way contradicts it. So just kind of odd to see it on the ballot with such low support starting out. [00:40:28] Heidi Groover: Yeah, and I wonder how this would play out for other initiatives - if it was required that, on the ballot, it said what it would cut funding for. We've seen so many Tim Eyman initiatives be successful, for example, and then a huge battle plays out about - most recently transportation funding. And I do wonder if it would have changed anything if it said what the hit to the state budget was going to be on the ballot. [00:40:56] Crystal Fincher: Also this week, we'll wrap up talking about the Seattle City Council's conversations around SPD hiring bonuses that seemed to lack any data or suggestion that there's a reason to believe that they'll work. What is happening with that? [00:41:17] Heidi Groover: This conversation has been going on at the Council for a while, and really as part of the larger conversation about the police department. And it seems that the most recent development is this debate about whether hiring incentives actually work to draw more officers to SPD. And there's a debate going on about - should there also be hiring bonuses for other City departments - what other City departments are facing difficulties hiring people, could hiring bonuses make existing employees feel undervalued, are there other reasons that it's hard to recruit people rather than just money? And so you've got some councilmembers really wanting to focus broadly on all the City departments and the work that the City's HR department has been doing to review hiring bonuses. And then Councilmember Sara Nelson is pretty focused on SPD and really believes that hiring incentives would help to hire more officers for SPD. And so you're seeing some friction between the councilmembers about whether to focus on that, or whether to have this broader conversation. And ultimately it seems to me like a proxy battle for just how the councilmembers view the police department and its role, and how it should be funded, and whether it should be privileged over other City departments. And so it seems like you're going to continue to see that divide play out. [00:42:53] Crystal Fincher: Well, and I think part of it is that conversation, but part of it is looking at the data that they've received that shows that that did not seem to be an effective tool, so far, for keeping the hiring bonuses on. And the data shows so far that in SPD, the hiring incentive doesn't have any relation seemingly to people wanting to stay. And so there seemed to be more City councilmembers who are - who feel that they do need to do more to fill available spots and open spots, and to retain the officers that they have there. And some of the question seems to be around what is the best way to do that. And so it looks like largely Sara Nelson is saying, well, these hiring incentives work because they work in other cities - and so we don't need any more data or to study anything more here. Councilmember Herbold cited a study in 2019 on SPD hiring incentives in which only 1 in 5 applicants said the bonus affected their decision to stay. And so maybe - she suggested offering relocation assistance for people who are lateral hires might be a better idea, but it doesn't seem like the bonuses were effective in getting people to come here and that the amount of the retention bonuses in comparison to their salaries is enough to impact their decision. And then also weighing this against - there are staffing shortages in several areas of the City. Does it make sense to also explore retention bonuses in other areas, particularly those where it represents a higher percentage of their salaries and might be more convincing or impactful in a decision to stay. So, I think there's a lot to do with this. I do think they need to continue to look to see if this is a useful and valid method of accomplishing what they want to accomplish. Whether that's a good goal in and of itself - of retention - there is disagreement in the community. But if this is their stated goal of retaining officers, this retention bonus that has been discussed so far and the amount that has been discussed does not appear to be effective in retaining a higher percentage of officers, which is really important overall because the City is still facing $150 million budget deficit. And so these dollars and how they're spent are impactful, given the size of the force and the total amount of expenditures that we're looking at. So we'll continue to follow this conversation also, and see how that proceeds. But I think the more information that we get on how effective the things that we're doing in achieving the goals that are articulated - that that's a useful thing. [00:46:03] Heidi Groover: I think just that question of the other City departments - I think is going to continue to play out, because even if the Council starts to solve this issue for SPD, I've seen truck drivers, cashiers, other City jobs cited as places where they have trouble retaining people. And you can deal with this problem with SPD and you're still gonna have it in other departments. [00:46:31] Crystal Fincher: Well with that, we will close the show for today. We thank you for listening to Hacks & Wonks on this Friday, April 15th, 2022. The producer of Hacks & Wonks is Lisl Stadler, with assistance from excellent producer Dr. Shannon Cheng and Emma Mudd. Our wonderful co-host today was reporter for The Seattle Times, Heidi Groover. You can find Heidi on Twitter at H-E-I-D-I-G-R-O-O-V-E-R. And you can find me on Twitter @finchfrii. Now you can follow Hacks & Wonks on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts - just type "Hacks and Wonks" into the search bar. Be sure to subscribe to get our Friday almost-live shows and our midweek show delivered to your podcast feed. While you're there, leave a review - it really helps us out. You can also get a full transcript of this episode and links to the resources referenced in the show at officialhacksandwonks.com and in the episode notes. Thanks for tuning in and we'll talk to you next time.

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Life on Planet Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 25:19


Personhood NY, founded and led by Dawn Eskew, organizes the Annual International Gift of Life Walk in New York City. The affiliated Personhood Education NY (PENY) is a 501c(3) not for profit organization, tax exempt, and registered with New York State Charities Bureau. Personhood Education New York, Inc. is faith based and Christ centered, but is open to working with all people for the cause of life. We hold that a human being is that which is created in the image of God, which we affirm to be permanently present at the moment of conception. This implies that all human beings from the moment of conception to natural death maintain certain rights inherent to personhood which no human authorities, in the case of all innocent persons, are permitted to revoke. We hold that in Christ laying claim on all power and authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18) He alone has authority over life and death, and so it is not only a crime against humanity but an assault against the supremacy of Christ for any person or institution to claim rights over the life and death of persons. website: www.personhoodeducationny.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/john-aidan-byrne0/support

The Kuhner Report
The Biden Admin throws the border open wide with the repeal of title 42

The Kuhner Report

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 43:08


The WDW News Today Podcast - Standard
Legislators May Repeal Reedy Creek, Grand Floridian Getting “Modern” Remodel, Character Hugs Return

The WDW News Today Podcast - Standard

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 18:32


Join Tom Corless for a news recap focused on Disney parks and resorts around the world. WDW News Today is released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on our YouTube channel. Join Tom Corless for the latest news from Disney parks around the world. All this and more Disney Parks information and fun await you this...