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On February 3rd, a train carrying 20 cars with poisonous, flammable chemicals derailed in East Palestine, OH. In this episode, we're going to get some answers. Using testimony from four Congressional hearings, community meeting footage, National Transportation Safety Board preliminary reports, and lots of articles from local and mainstream press, you will learn what Congress is being told as they write the Rail Safety Act, which both parts of Congress are working on in response to the East Palestine train derailment. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! View the show notes on our website at https://congressionaldish.com/cd274-norfolk-southern-train-derailment-in-east-palestine Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD247: BIF: The Growth of US Railroads East Palestine Derailment Overview “It's been more than a month since a freight train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in Ohio. Here's what's happened since.” Alisha Ebrahimji and Holly Yan. Mar 23, 2023. CNN. “Residents can return home after crews burned chemicals in derailed tanker cars.” Associated Press. Feb 8, 2023. NPR. “WATCH: Smoke billows over East Palestine after controlled burn at train derailment site.” Feb 8, 2023. Cleveland 19 News. Vinyl Chloride and Dioxins “East Palestine Train Derailment: What is vinyl chloride and what happens when it burns?” Associated Press. Feb 8, 2023. CBS News Pittsburgh. “Dioxins and their effects on human health.” Oct 4, 2016. World Health Organization. “Medical Management Guidelines for Vinyl Chloride.” Last reviewed Oct 21, 2014. Centers for Disease Control Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. National Transportation Safety Board Findings “Norfolk Southern Railway Train Derailment with Subsequent Hazardous Material Release and Fires: Investigation Details.” Last updated Mar 21, 2023. National Transportation Safety Board. “What appears to be an overheated wheel bearing seen moments before East Palestine train derailment, NTSB says.” Ian Cross. Feb 14, 2023. ABC News 5 Cleveland. “Vent and Burn” Decision “Ex-EPA Administrator Doubts Agency's East Palestine Claims: 'Hard to Believe They Were Silent' Before Norfolk Southern Detonated Toxic Vinyl Chloride Cars.” Jordan Chariton. May 25, 2023. Status Coup News. “East Palestine emails reveal insight into decision to vent and burn toxic rail cars.” Tara Morgan. May 15, 2023. ABC News 5 Cleveland. “EXCLUSIVE: 'I truly feel defeated and useless.' Emails and texts reveal anguish of East Palestine fire chief over lack of adequate health advice after he was told to treat chemical disaster 'like a normal house fire.'” Daniel Bates. May 15, 2023. The Daily Mail. EPA failures “East Palestine Bombshell: EPA Official Admits It May Be Missing Toxic Chemicals in Air Testing, Admits Some of Its Decision Making Has Been to Prevent Lawsuits.” Louis DeAngelis. Mar 29, 2023. Status Coup News. East Palestine Resident Health Problems “No one has accepted real responsibility for the East Palestine disaster.” Zsuzsa Gyenes. May 16, 2023. The Guardian. “East Palestine survey reveals residents experienced headaches and anxiety after train derailment.” Nicki Brown, Artemis Moshtaghian and Travis Caldwell. Mar 4, 2023. CNN. “People in East Palestine showing breakdown product of vinyl chloride in urine tests.” Tara Morgan. Apr 28, 2023. ABC News 5 Cleveland. Norfolk Southern “Making it Right.” Norfolk Southern. “Norfolk Southern unveils compensation plans for homeowners near derailment site.” Andrea Cambron, Jason Carroll and Chris Isidore. May 11, 2023. CNN Business. “‘32 Nasty:' Rail Workers Say They Knew the Train That Derailed in East Palestine Was Dangerous.” Aaron Gordon. Feb 15, 2023. Vice. “Wall Street says Norfolk Southern profits won't suffer from derailment.” Rachel Premack. Feb 14, 2023. Freight Waves. “US rail industry defends safety record amid staffing cuts.” Josh Funk. May 16, 2021. AP News. Lobbying Against Regulations “Rail Companies Blocked Safety Rules Before Ohio Derailment.” David Sirota et al. Feb 8, 2023. The Lever. ECP Brake Deregulation “USDOT repeals ECP brake rule.” William C. Vantuono. Dec 5, 2017. Railway Age. Railway Safety Act “Railway Safety Act passes committee, moves to Senate floor for full vote.” Abigail Bottar. May 10, 2023. Ideastream Public Media. Staffing Cuts “Railroads are slashing workers, cheered on by Wall Street to stay profitable amid Trump's trade war.” Heather Long. Jan 3, 2020. The Washington Post. Long Trains “The True Dangers of Long Trains.” Dan Schwartz and Topher Sanders. Apr 3, 2023. Propublica. Bills S.576: Railway Safety Act of 2023 Audio Sources Senate Executive Session May 10, 2023 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Clips 36:30 Sen. JD Vance (R-OH): This bill has changed a lot from what I introduced just a few short months ago. We've made a number of concessions to industry; a number of concessions to the rail industry, a number of concessions to various interest groups, which is why we have so much bipartisan support in this body but also why we have a lot of support from industry. East Palestine Community Meeting March 28, 2023 Status Coup News Government Response to East Palestine: Ensuring Safety and Transparency for the Community March 28, 2023 House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials Watch on YouTube Witnesses: Debra Shore, Regional Administrator, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 Wesley Vins, Health Commissioner, Columbiana County General Health District Anne M. Vogel, Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Clips 30:40 Debra Shore: Since the derailment, EPA has been leading robust, multi-layered air quality testing, using state of the art technology in and around East Palestine, and that extensive monitoring has continued daily at 23 stations throughout the community. Since the fire was extinguished on February 8, EPA monitors have not detected any volatile organic compounds above established levels of health concerns. EPA has also been assisting with indoor air screenings in homes through a voluntary program to keep residents informed. As of March 21, more than 600 homes have been screened, and no sustained or elevated detections of chemicals have been identified. 33:00 Debra Shore: Here's how EPA is holding Norfolk Southern accountable. On February 21, EPA issued a Unilateral Administrative Order to Norfolk Southern, including a number of directives to identify and clean up contaminated soil and water resources, to attend and participate in public meetings at EPA's request, and to post information online, and ordering the company to pay EPA's costs for work performed under the order. All Norfolk Southern work plans must be reviewed and approved by EPA. It must outline all steps necessary to address the environmental damage caused by the derailment. If the company fails to complete any of the EPAs ordered actions, the agency will immediately step in, conduct the necessary work, and then seek punitive damages at up to three times the cost. 46:30 Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH): In one case, trucks were actually turned around at the gate of a proper, certified disposal facility and sent back to East Palestine to sit practically in my constituents backyard. Why did the EPA believe that it needed to send those letters? Debra Shore: Chairman Johnson, the instance you cite occurred before EPA assumed responsibility under the Unilateral Administrative Order for the cleanup. We don't know who told those trucks to turn around, whether it was the disposal facility itself or someone else. 48:50 Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH): Why were they turned around? Debra Shore: This occurred during the transition period between Ohio EPA and US EPA assuming the lead for the emergency response. As such, under the Unilateral Administrative Order, all disposal facilities are required to be on the CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) approved off-site disposal list. So, we needed a few days to review what had occurred and ensure that those facilities that Norfolk Southern had contracts with were on that approved list. Once we determined which ones were on the approved list, it's up to Norfolk Southern to ship waste off the site. 1:03:30 Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO): Is the EPA intending to use the Unilateral Administrative Order to ensure that Norfolk Southern establishes a health and environmental screening program beyond this initial cleanup period? Debra Shore: Right now, the focus of the Unilateral Order and our work with Norfolk Southern is to make sure the site is cleaned up. I think the responsibility for that longer term health effort, I support what Dr. Vins recommended, and that may have to be negotiat[ed] with Norfolk Southern going forward. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO): Obviously, that hasn't started yet. Debra Shore: Not to my knowledge. 1:09:05 Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA): What will take place in the remediation phase, what happens then? Debra Shore: Then there'll be restoration of stream banks and the places where the soil was removed from along the railroad sites and I think a larger vision for the community that they're already beginning to work on, such as parks and streetscapes. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA): Right. Any idea of what kind of timeframe we're talking about here? I mean, are we talking like in my district, decades? Debra Shore: No. We believe the core of the removal of the contaminated site and the restoration of the tracks will be several months. 1:11:35 Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ): When did clean up responsibility shift from EPA to Norfolk Southern, and what protections were put in place to ensure the health and safety of the community during that shift? Debra Shore: Thank you, Congressman Pallone. The transition from the State agency, which has the delegated authority in every state, has an emergency response capability, and so Ohio was on the ground working with the local firemen and other agencies as EPA arrived shortly after the derailment. It is typical in these kinds of emergency responses for the state agency to take the lead in the early days and Norfolk Southern was complying with the directives from the state. They continued to comply, but we've found over time that it's important to have all the authority to hold the principal responsible party in this case Norfolk Southern accountable, which is why on February 21, several weeks after the derailment, EPA issued its Unilateral Administrative Order. 1:19:55 Debra Shore: In the subsequent soil sampling that's been conducted, we looked at the information about the direction of the plume from the vent and burn event and focused that primarily where there might have been aerial deposition of soot or particulate matter, and that those soil samples have been collected in Pennsylvania. Rep. John Joyce (R-PA): And today, what soil, air, and water tests are continuing to occur in Pennsylvania? Debra Shore: Additional soil samples will be collected in collaboration, principally, with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the local Farm Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. 1:28:36 Anne M. Vogel: The reason that we have been able to say that the municipal drinking water is safe is based on an Ohio EPA map that pre-exists the derailment. This is the source water protection map. So the municipal wellfield is right here, if folks can see that, that big well in the blue. So the derailment happened way over here, a mile and a half away from the wellfield. And we know how the water flows, down this way, down this way, down the creeks. So the derailment would not have affected the municipal water source and we knew that very quickly after the derailment. 1:49:05 Debra Shore: Norfolk Southern has encountered some difficulties in finding and establishing contracts with sites to accept both liquid and solid waste. And I think we could accelerate the cleanup if they were able to fulfill that obligation more expeditiously. 1:51:20 Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA): What are some of the long term health concerns that residents and your providers have? Wesley Vins: We've heard a whole wide range of concerns long term. Certainly, cancer is first and foremost, because of much of the information that the residents see online and here, as well as reproductive concerns, growth concerns, hormonal concerns Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA): Do you think there's a potential with the carcinogens or any of the toxins that it could lead to ailments for five years from now? Wesley Vins: Yeah, I understand your question. So the some of the constituents that we have related to this response, obviously are carcinogenic, however, we're seeing low levels, is really the initial response. So I think the long question is, we don't know. Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA): We don't know. 2:04:50 Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA): Administrator Shore, one concern my office has heard is that relocation costs are not being covered by Norfolk Southern for everyone in East Palestine. How is it determined whether a resident is eligible to have their relocation costs paid for? Debra Shore: I'm sorry to hear that. My understanding was that Norfolk Southern was covering temporary relocation costs for any resident who sought that, and I would direct you to Norfolk Southern to ask why they are being turned down. Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA): Can the EPA require that Norfolk Southern cover relocation costs for anyone in East Palestine? Debra Shore: I'll find out. 2:11:45 Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA): I guess my concern is, if the EPA is website says that the sampling data hasn't been quality assured, how did the EPA make the determination that the air is safe to breathe when it appears that the sampling data has not been quality assured? Debra Shore: Congresswoman, I'm going to ask our staff to get back to you with an answer for that. Executive Session and Improving Rail Safety in Response to the East Palestine Derailment March 22, 2023 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation View on Senate website Introduction Panel: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown U.S. Senator J.D. Vance Mike DeWine, Governor of Ohio Misti Allison, Resident of East Palestine Witnesses: Jennifer Homendy, Chair, National Transportation Safety Board David Comstock, Chief, Ohio Western Reserve Joint Fire District Clyde Whitaker, Legislative Director, Ohio State SMART-TD Alan Shaw, CEO, Norfolk Southern Ian Jefferies, CEO, Association of American Railroads Clips 1:35:00 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): Is there any relief being offered now to say, if you make the decision to move your home and move your family somewhere else, there is an avenue for you to sell your home and get a fair market price for it? Misti Allison: The short answer is, as of today, no. There is not a clear cut explanation or parameters of how you would do that. We've heard time and time again from Norfolk Southern that they're going to make it right and that they're looking into some long term health care monitoring and assistance and home value protection, but details of that plan have not been disclosed to residents as of today. 1:42:05 Jennifer Homendy: This derailment, as all accidents we investigate, was 100% preventable. 1:43:20 Jennifer Homendy: First, the definition of high hazard flammable train should be expanded to a broader array of hazmats and the definition's threshold of 20 loaded tank cars in a continuous block or 35 tank cars dispersed throughout a train should be eliminated. Second, DOT 111 should be phased out of all hazmat service. They're not as protected as DOT 117 tank cars. Third, people deserve to know what chemicals are moving through their communities and how to stay safe in an emergency. That includes responders who risk their lives for each of us every single day. They deserve to be prepared. That means access to real time information, obtaining the right training and gear, and having the right communications and planning tools. Fourth, light cockpit voice recorders in the aviation, audio and video recorders in the locomotive cab are essential for helping investigators determine the cause of an accident and make more precise safety recommendations. Recorders also help operators proactively improve their safety policies and practices. In the East Palestine derailment, the locomotive was equipped with an inward facing camera. However, since the locomotive was put immediately back into service following the accident, the data was overwritten. That means the recorder only provided about 15 minutes of data before the derailment, and five minutes after. The FAST Act, following terrible tragedies in Chatsworth and in Philadelphia, required Amtrak and commuter railroads to maintain crash and fire hardened inward and outward facing image recorders in all controlling locomotives that have a minimum of a 12 hour continuous recording capability. This was extremely helpful in our DuPont Washington investigation. Now is the time to expand that requirement to audio, and include the Class One freight railroads in that mandate. In fact, now is the time to address all of the NTSB's open rail safety recommendations, many of which are on our most wanted list. Fifth and finally, as the committee works on enhancing rail safety, I trust that you'll consider the resources that we desperately need to carry out our critical safety mission. Investments in the NTSB are investments in safety across all modes of transportation. 1:52:05 Clyde Whitaker: This derailment did not have to happen. And it makes it so much more frustrating for us to know that it was very predictable. And yet our warnings and cries for help over the last seven years have fallen on deaf ears and the outcome was exactly as we feared. Now the result is a town that doesn't feel safe in their own homes, businesses failing to survive and a railroad that prioritized its own movement of trains, before the people in the community, as well as its workers. It truly is a shame that operational changes in place prior to that incident are still in place today and the possibility for a similar disaster is just as possible. My entire railroad career I've listened to the railroads portray a message and image of safety first, but I have never witnessed or experienced that truth, one single day on the property. For years I've handled complaint after complaint regarding unsafe practices and unsafe environments, and for almost every single one I've been fought every step of the way. The truth is, ask any railroad worker and they will tell you, that their carriers are masters of checking the boxes and saying the right things, without ever doing anything meaningful toward improving safety. They're only focus is on the operating ratios and bottom lines, which is evidenced by the fact that their bonus structures are set up to reward timely movements of freight rather than reaching destinations safely, as they once were. Actions do speak louder than words. And I assure you that what you have heard, and will hear, from the railroads today are nothing more than words. Their actions are what's experienced by men and women I represent as well as what the people of East Palestine have been through. This is the reality of what happens when railroads are primarily left to govern and regulate themselves. 1:54:05 Clyde Whitaker: On July 11, 2022, I filed a complaint with the FRA (Freight Railroad Administration) regarding an unsafe practice that was occurring on Norfolk Southern (NS), despite existing operating rules to the contrary. NS was giving instructions to crews to disregard wayside detector failures and to keep the trains moving. This meant the trains were not being inspected as intended, and that the crews were not able to ascertain the integrity of such trains. This practice remained in place even after East Palestine. 1:54:40 Clyde Whitaker: It is a virus that has plagued the industry for some time, with the exception of precision scheduled railroading. Across America, inspections and maintenance is being deferred to expedite the movement of trains. No longer is identifying defects and unsafe conditions the goal of inspections, but rather minimiz[ing] the time it takes to perform them, or the elimination of them all together. 2:17:40 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): Why did Norfolk Southern not stop the train then and examine the bearing to make sure that it didn't melt the axle and that you didn't have a derailment? If you'd stop then it would have prevented the derailment. So my question is, why did the second hotbox reading not trigger action? Alan Shaw: Senator, my understanding is that that second reading was still below our alarm threshold, which is amongst the lowest in the industry. In response to this, the industry has agreed to work together to share best practices with respect to hotbox detectors, trending technology, and thresholds. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): So when you and I visited my office yesterday, you said your threshold is now 170 degrees above ambient temperature. As I understand it, at the time of the derailment, your threshold was 200 degrees above ambient temperature. 2:20:15 Clyde Whitaker: Make note that trending defect detector technology from being in the cab of a locomotive, when we pass a defect detector, it trends to an office like Norfolk Southern in Atlanta, Georgia. It doesn't convey to the railroad crews, which is a problem in this incident as well as many others that still continue to this day. What we need as a train crew -- which they say they listen, they haven't been listening for quite a while -- we need to be notified whenever these trending detectors are seeing this car trend hotter. That way we can keep a better eye on it. 2:22:35 Clyde Whitaker: It is feasible. The technology is there. Several days after East Palestine, we almost had a similar incident in the Cleveland area on Norfolk Southern. The defect detector said no defects to the crew. The train dispatcher came on and said, "Hey, we have a report of a trending defect detector on the train. We need you to stop and inspect it." Immediately after that the chief dispatcher, which is the person that controls the whole railroad, told them to keep going. If it were not for an eastbound train passing them and instructing them, "Hey, your train is on fire, stop your train." And we set that car out. They had to walking speed this car five miles. So the technology is there. They're just raising and lowering their thresholds to move freight. 2:25:15 Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): His testimony is loud and clear: it would have been worse if there was only one person as a crew on that train. Do you disagree with him? Alan Shaw: Senator, I believe that we have operations infrastructure on the ground to respond to derailments. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): I think you're not answering the question, okay? It's almost like the last hearing all over again. Because I think the evidence is very clear that these trains can be absolutely safer, but that technology is no replacement for human beings. For example, it can't provide the cognitive functions of a conductor and can't collect visual cues during an emergency. Two-person crews make our trains safer and I wish that you would commit to that today, because I think it's pretty obvious that is the correct answer. I just get sick of industry executives talking about supporting the principles of regulation, while they lobby against common sense regulations like this one behind the scenes. 2:38:50 Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT): I understand that the business plan of Norfolk Southern includes a $7.5 billion stock buyback that is ongoing. Do you believe it would be appropriate to suspend that buyback program until all of the assurances that you are making to this committee and also to the people of East Palestine, about "making this right," that that stock back buyback program should be suspended until you have accomplished what you've assured us and what you've assured that people of East Palestine that you would do? Alan Shaw: Senator, we think about safety every day. We spend a billion dollars a year in capital on safety. And we have ongoing expenses of about a billion dollars a year in safety and as a result over time, derailments are down, hazardous material releases are down and injuries are down. We can always get better. Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT): Right, so you won't answer my question about suspending the buyback program. Alan Shaw: Senator, stock buybacks never come at the expense of safety Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT): I take that is that you will continue with your plan on the buyback. 2:51:30 Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): I know that high hazardous flammable trains have more safety regulations. Why would this not have been characterized as a high hazard flammable train if it had th ese hazardous materials on it as part of the 149 car train? Alan Shaw: Senator, thank you for your question. I'm not familiar with the entire makeup of the train. I know that a highly hazardous train is defined by a certain number of highly hazardous cars in it or a certain number of cars in a block. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): Miss Homendy, maybe you can help me with that question. Jennifer Homendy: Yes, the definition of a high hazard flammable train involves class three flammable liquids only, 20 car loads in a continuous block, which would be a unit train, or 35 car loads of class three flammable liquids in a mixed freight train. That was not what was on this train. There were some that were class three defined flammable liquids, but this train was not a high hazard flammable train. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): Right. It wasn't a high hazard train, but it had high hazardous materials that are very flammable that just lit up the sky. So is that something that you would consider that should be looked at as a safety improvement? Jennifer Homendy: Yes, Senator. We think that the thresholds of the 20 and 35 should be eliminated and we think a broader array of hazmat should be in the definition of high hazard flammable train. Protecting Public Health and the Environment in the Wake of the Norfolk Southern Train Derailment and Chemical Release in East Palestine, Ohio March 9, 2023 Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works View on Senate website Witnesses: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Sen. JD Vance (R-OH) Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) Alan Shaw, President and CEO, Norfolk Southern Corporation Debra Shore, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V Anne Vogel, Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Richard Harrison, Executive Director and Chief Engineer, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission Eric Brewer, Director and Chief of Hazardous Materials Response, Beaver County Department of Emergency Services Clips 26:50 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH): The company followed the Wall Street business model: boost profits by cutting costs at all costs, the consequences for places like East Palestine be damned. In 10 years, Norfolk Southern eliminated 38% of its workforce. Think of that. In a decade they cut more than a third of their jobs. We see what the company did with their massive profits. Norfolk Southern spent $3.4 billion on stock buybacks last year and were planning to do even more this year. That's money that could have gone to hiring inspectors, to putting more hotbox detectors along its rail lines, to having more workers available to repair cars and repair tracks. Norfolk Southern's profits have gone up and up and up and look what happened. 33:35 Sen. JD Vance (R-OH): It is ridiculous that firefighters and local officials don't know that hazardous chemicals are in their community, coming through their community. In East Palestine you had a community of largely volunteer firefighters responding to a terrible crisis, toxic burning chemicals, without knowing what was on them. 34:50 Sen. JD Vance (R-OH): I've talked to a number of my Republican colleagues and nearly everybody has dealt in complete good faith, whether they like the bill or have some concerns about it, and these comments are not directed at them. Who they are directed at is a particular slice of people who seem to think that any public safety enhancements for the rail industry is somehow a violation of the free market. Well, if you look at this industry and what's happened in the last 30 years, that argument is a farce. This is an industry that enjoys special subsidies that almost no industry enjoys. This is an industry that is enjoys special legal carve outs that almost no industry enjoys. This is an industry that just three months ago had the federal government come in and save them from a labor dispute. It was effectively a bailout. And now they're claiming before the Senate and the House that our reasonable legislation is somehow a violation of the free market. Well, pot, meet the kettle, because that doesn't make an ounce of sense. You cannot claim special government privileges, you cannot ask the government to bail you out, and then resist basic public safety. 40:10 Alan Shaw: Air and water monitoring have been in place continuously since the accident and to date it consistently indicated that the air is safe to breathe and the water is safe to drink. 47:20 Debra Shore: Since the fire was extinguished on February 8, EPA monitors have not detected any volatile organic compounds above levels of health concerns. 47:45 Debra Shore: EPA has been assisting with indoor air screenings for homes through a voluntary program offered to residents to provide them with information and help restore their peace of mind. As of March 4, approximately 600 homes had been screened through this program and no detections of vinyl chloride or hydrogen chloride have been identified. 48:40 Debra Shore: On February 21, we issued a unilateral administrative order to Norfolk Southern which includes a number of directives to identify and clean up contaminated soil and water resources, to attend and participate in public meetings at EPA's request, and to post information online, to pay for EPA's costs for work performed under this order. EPA is overseeing Norfolk Southern's cleanup work to ensure it's done to EPA specifications. The work plans will outline all steps necessary to clean up the environmental damage caused by the derailment. And most importantly, if the company fails to complete any of the EPA ordered actions, the agency will immediately step in, conduct the necessary work, and then force Norfolk Southern to pay triple the cost. 1:04:30 Eric Brewer: Norfolk Southern hazmat personnel and contractors arrived on scene shortly after 11pm. At around midnight, after research of the contents, it was decided to shut down fire operations and move firefighters out of the immediate area and to let the tank cars burn. This is not an unusual decision. This decision was made primarily by Norfolk Southern's hazmat coordinator, as well as their contractor. 1:05:15 Eric Brewer: There was a possibility of explosion and we should consider a one mile evacuation. Ohio officials notified us that the one mile radius would now be from the leaked oil address. This would add additional residents from Beaver County in the one mile evacuation zone. Donington township officials went door to door, as well as using a mass notification system to advise the residents of the one mile recommended evacuation. It was stressed that this was a recommendation as we cannot force residents from their homes. Social media posts began to circulate stating that arrest would be made if people refused to leave during the evacuation. Let me be clear that was not the case in Pennsylvania, as this was not a mandatory evacuation. Monday morning, we assembled at the Emergency Operations Center in East Palestine. We learned Norfolk Southern wanted to do a controlled detonation of the tank car in question. We were assured this was the safest way to mitigate the problem. During one of those planning meetings, we learned from Norfolk Southern that they now wanted to do the controlled detonation on five of the tank cars rather than just the one. This changed the entire plan, as it would now impact a much larger area. 1:21:25 Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): Why did you wait a month before you started to order the dioxin testing when the community was asking for this? Was that a decision that you made early on that it wasn't critical? Or how was this decision made? Debra Shore: Senator Capito, our air monitoring was searching for primary indicators, such as phosgene and hydrogen chloride, immediately during and after the burn. We detected very low levels which very quickly went even down to non detectable. Without those primary indicators, it was a very low probability that dioxins would have been created. They are secondary byproducts of the burning of vinyl chloride. 1:25:40 Alan Shaw: As you saw just this week, a six point safety plan that included a number of issues which we're implementing immediately to improve safety, including installing more wayside detectors. The first one was installed yesterday outside of East Palestine. 1:30:20 Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK): Mr. Shaw, when the vent and burn process was being made, who who made those decisions? And what was other considerations other than just burning it and letting the material burn off? Alan Shaw: Thank you for that question. The only consideration, Senator, was the safety and health of the community. And that decision was made by Unified Command under the direction of the Incident Commander? Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK): Who's that? Alan Shaw: The Incident Commander was Fire Chief Drabick. Norfolk Southern was a part of Unified Command. 2:07:25 Alan Shaw: Senator, the NTSB report indicated that all of the hotbox detectors were working as designed. And earlier this week, we announced that we are adding approximately 200 hotbox detectors to our network. We already have amongst the lowest spacing between hotbox detectors in the industry. And we already have amongst the lowest thresholds. 2:15:35 Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): Will you commit to compensating affected homeowners for their diminished property values? Alan Shaw: Senator, I'm committing to do what's right. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): Well, what's right is a family that had a home worth $100,000 that is now worth $50,000 will probably never be able to sell that home for 100,000 again. Will you compensate that family for that loss? Alan Shaw: Senator, I'm committed to do what's right. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): That is the right thing to do. These are the people who are innocent victims, Mr. Shaw. These people were just there at home and all of a sudden their small businesses, their homes are forever going to have been diminished in value. Norfolk Southern owes these people. It's an accident that is basically under the responsibility of Norfolk Southern, not these families. When you say do the right thing, will you again, compensate these families for their diminished lost property value for homes and small businesses? Alan Shaw: Senator, we've already committed $21 million and that's a downpayment Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): That is a down payment. Will you commit to ensuring that these families, these innocent families, do not lose their life savings in their homes and small businesses? The right thing to do is to say, "Yes, we will." Alan Shaw: Senator, I'm committed to doing what's right for the community and we're going to be there as long -- Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): What's right for the community will then be balanced -- which is what we can see from your stock buybacks -- by what's right for Norfolk Southern. C-SPAN: Washington Post Live March 6, 2023 Speakers: Heather Long, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Washington Post Jennifer Homendy, Chair, National Transportation Safety Board Clips 5:14 Jennifer Homendy: Hazardous materials are transported on all modes of transportation. Our aviation system is the safest, but they're limited in what they can transport for dangerous materials. Pipelines can also be safe as well. They have a generally good safety record until one big rupture occurs. But then our railroads also have a good safety record. Train accidents in general, per million trains miles, are going up. So it's trending upwards, accidents. With that said, going on our nation's roads with these materials is not something we want to see. You know, we have 43,000 people that are dying on our nation's roads annually. We have a public health crisis on our roads. Millions of crashes are occurring, so transporting hazmat on our roads would be more dangerous than on our railways. 6:50 Jennifer Homendy: The numbers are trending upward on accidents overall and also for Norfolk Southern 8:20 Jennifer Homendy: That is a role that's very important for the NTSB and why we are independent of the Department of Transportation. We are not part of the Department of Transportation because we do conduct federal oversight to see if DoT's oversight of the freight railroads is adequate or inadequate and we may make recommendations on that. 10:20 Jennifer Homendy: Once it hit well over 250 degrees, it was time for the train crew to stop to inspect the axle, to inspect the wheel bearing and to possibly, in this case, set out the car. But it was too late because as they were slowing and stopping, the train derailed, the wheel bearing failed. And so there might need to be more conservative temperature thresholdss o that started earlier. Also, something the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has looked at is real time monitoring of temperatures and data trending from the control center so that they can see the temperatures increase over a period of time. In this derailment, or what we saw of this train and its operations, is the temperature of that wheel bearing was going up pretty significantly over the course of the three different wayside detectors, but you know, the crew doesn't see that. So that real time monitoring and data trending so that there's some communication with the crew to stop the train and take immediate action is definitely needed. We'll look at that as part of our investigation as well. 12:30 Jennifer Homendy: One thing I will mention is that these decisions about the placement of these hot bearing detectors and the thresholds really vary railroad by railroad and so there needs to be good decision making, some policies and practices put in place. 18:00 Jennifer Homendy: Electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes don't prevent a derailment. It could lessen damage. So let me explain that. So in this one, car 23 still would have derailed because a wheel bearing failed. So car 23 still would have derailed. Still would have been a derailment, still would have been a fire, and the responders, and Norfolk Southern, and the state and locals would have had to still make a decision on whether to vent and burn the five vinyl chloride tank cars. There could have been a possibility of less damage, meaning a few cars could have remained on the track later in the train. But as for most of the damage, that still would have occurred whether we had ECP brakes on this train or not. 19:50 Heather Long: There's a lot fewer people working on rail, especially freight rail. Does the number of people make any difference here? Jennifer Homendy: Well for this one, as you said, we had two crew members and a trainee. They all stay, as with every train, in the cab of the head locomotive. So I do not see where that would have made a difference in this particular train and this derailment. One thing we are going to look at is whether any changes in staffing lead to any differences in how these cars are maintained or how they're inspected. That is something we will look at. 21:05 Jennifer Homendy: Yeah, so the fire chief, upon arrival at the command center following the derailment, had electronic access to the train consist, which is the list of cars and the materials or liquids that the train is carrying, but none of the responders had the Ask Rail app. You could look up a UN number for a particular car and get the whole consist of the train. It's in an app that the railroads developed for helping emergency responders to get information following an accident. 25:05 Jennifer Homendy: And we have over 250 recommendations that we've issued on rail safety generally that have not been acted upon yet. Music Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio) Editing Pro Podcast Solutions Production Assistance Clare Kuntz Balcer
On April 20, 2023, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti announced that BuzzFeed would be closing down its newsroom and laying off 15 percent of its staff. The news came amidst a deluge of headlines about struggles in the media industry, including: layoffs at NBC, Vox, NPR, Spotify, Insider, News Corp, ABC, and Gannett; the closure of MTV news; bankruptcy at Vice. But the end of BuzzFeed News in particular symbolized the end of an era. BuzzFeed's rapid rise and success in the late aughts and 2010s helped define the style and format of digital media. In 2013, BuzzFeed was getting 130 million unique viewers a month. Disney made an offer to buy BuzzFeed for half a billion dollars that same year, which Peretti turned down. In 2016, BuzzFeed was valued at $1.7 billion. And then, last fiscal quarter, BuzzFeed reported $106 million in net losses. In this conversation, Brooke talks with Ben Smith, the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Semafor and author of the new book, Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral, about his goals in building a newsroom at BuzzFeed, the lessons he learned, and what he thinks about the future of of news.
Started this week with the unrelenting Canada wildfires, and then talked about the historic flooding in Italy. Plus election results from Turkey and Thailand, US DoS convoy ambushed in Niger, another marijuana execution in Singapore, Durham Russia election interference report, Vice media declares bankruptcy, and a guy in Brazil kills his boss after boss gives him a drink with ejaculate inside of it. Music: Masha Hima & Tokyo Tears/"Mom Let Me Go (veins slowed remix)"
Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.This week Mary Ann, Becca, and Alex gathered to chew through the biggest news of the week. Here's what the gang got into today:Vice goes bankrupt: Now is not a great time for media companies. The advertising market is in the toilet, layoffs are rampant, and the end of Vice is like a cherry atop a trash sundae. Mary Ann points out during the show that some operational difficulties were at play at the company. Here's a real unicorn death for us to stare at.Deal Dive: AI. AI coaching. AI human relationship coaching? It's a thing, and whether or not it is the future, we have questions.Freshly-Nestle: How often do you see a venture firm sue an acquirer? Not very often. We dig into the what and why of the Freshly suit.Why is Musk buying other companies? What do you do if you buy a company and fire most of its staff? You buy a tech jobs platform, it turns out.NewLimit and the limits of life: NewLimit is a company that Alex likes. Why? Because he doesn't want to die before he can go to space. Mary Ann and Becca noted that the company's setup is more than non-traditional. For NewLimit, the proof will be in the pudding.What's ahead for venture debt? Becca's work on the venture debt landscape has been critical reading since the SVB crisis unfolded earlier this year. Her latest venture survey helped us understand where founders will be hunting up capital in the back half of 2023 and beyond.
The Week Unwrapped - with Olly Mann
Is crypto-currency investment just another form of gambling? Why are the rich getting harder to spot? And what caused the downfall of Vice Media. Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. With Guy Anker, Sorcha Bradley and Mariana Vieira
Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper
Click here for the full interview with Ben Smith: https://open.substack.com/pub/usefulidiots/p/former-buzzfeed-chief-on-the-end?r=je5va&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web For $5 a month, become a Useful Idiot! Get extended interviews, Thursday Throwdowns, and chat live with Katie and Aaron in the Absurd Arena at http://usefulidiots.substack.com Or find us on Locals at http://usefulidiots.locals.com Join the Absurd Arena live chat with Katie and Aaron every Tuesday at 12pm est at https://usefulidiots.substack.com/chat Watch this week's Thursday Throwdown: BlueAnon Cracks under Russiagate Report https://open.substack.com/pub/usefulidiots/p/blueanon-cracks-under-russiagate?r=je5va&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web The era of corporate media is dying. The future is independent. Ben Smith, former Buzzfeed chief and New York Times media columnist, is the founder of Semafor, a news site which, unlike corporate rags who pretend otherwise, doesn't hide the author's opinion. Check it out here. Ben joins Useful Idiots to explain the beginnings of the internet age of media that led to Obama's election, the rise and demise of outlets like Buzzfeed News and Vice, and describes what he sees as the next era. And yes, it includes Useful Idiots. Watch the full episode where Ben debates Aaron on the Durham Report, which this week showed that the six-year story of collusion between Trump and Russia was a hoax led by corporate media. Buzzfeed, with Ben in charge, was the first outlet to publish the Steele Dossier in 2017. When Aaron challenges him on this, things get heated. Then, as an ex-Times writer, Ben exposes the biggest clusterf*ck from his years at the paper, a notorious example of choosing traffic over truth. Hear his report in the full interview. And speaking of Traffic, check out Ben Smith's new book on media genius, rivalry, and delusion in the billion-dollar race to go viral. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway
Andrew Ross Sorkin shares his thoughts on the second-order effects of the banking crisis, recent media events, and AI. We also learn how Andrew is balancing work and time with his family. Follow Andrew on Twitter, @andrewrsorkin. Scott opens by discussing Vice's bankruptcy, and what it means for buzzy news sites. Plus, he shares his thoughts on the writers' strike. Algebra of Happiness: just listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nicole gives her weekly roundup of headlines that affect you and your finances. On deck today: what do Twitter, Activation Blizzard and Vice have in common? We'll give you a hint: it's not most likely to succeed...
In this episode, Michael Saylor joins me to discuss the nature of energy, the history of human power projection, the source of anxiety in today's world, and the necessity for Bitcoin adoption in cyberspace.Michael Saylor is an American entrepreneur, executive, inventor, author, and philanthropist.// GUEST // Twitter: https://twitter.com/saylorWebsite: https://hope.com/Free Education: https://www.saylor.org/// SPONSORS // In Wolf's Clothing: https://wolfnyc.com/iCoin Hardware Wallet (use discount code BITCOIN23): https://www.icointechnology.com/Gold Investment Letter: https://www.goldinvestmentletter.com/CrowdHealth: https://www.joincrowdhealth.com/breedloveWasabi Wallet: https://wasabiwallet.io/Join Me At Bitcoin 2023 in Miami (use discount code BREEDLOVE): https://b.tc/conference/Casa (use discount code BREEDLOVE): https://keys.casa/Bitcoin Apparel (use discount code BREEDLOVE): https://thebitcoinclothingcompany.com/ Feel Free Tonics (use discount code BREEDLOVE): https://botanictonics.comCarnivore Bar (use discount code BREEDLOVE): https://carnivorebar.com/// OUTLINE // 00:00:00 - Coming up 00:01:24 - Intro 00:02:57 - Helping Lightning Startups with In Wolf's Clothing 00:03:44 - Introducing Michael Saylor 00:04:14 - What is the Nature of Energy? 00:08:53 - The Universal Source of Life 00:09:44 - Energy in the World of Engineering 00:14:24 - How Humans have been Projecting Power Throughout History 00:21:32 - Bitcoin Mining is Digital Power 00:22:59 - How to Generate 200 Mega Watts of Power Continuously 00:25:45 - The Most Powerful are the Most Energy Efficient 00:29:52 - Channeling the Energy Prior to the Revolutionary War 00:32:24 - The Importance of Nutritional Energy 00:36:14 - The Low Energy Culture vs. the High Energy Culture 00:38:27 - Manufacturing as a Way to Channel the Energy 00:39:09 - The Concentration of Power in Banking 00:42:05 - Constructing Centralized Political Authority 00:46:02 - "You May Not Be Interested in War, but the War is Interested in You" 00:47:26 - The Conundrum of Decentralized Vs. Centralized Societies 00:49:47 - Maximize Your Profits with Gold Investment Letter 00:50:43 - Secure Your Bitcoin Stash with the iCoin Hardware Wallet 00:51:41 - Take Control of Your Healthcare with CrowdHealth 00:52:42 - A Bitcoin Wallet with Privacy Built-In: Wasabi Wallet 00:53:34 - The Vectors of Vice 00:56:10 - The Monopoly on Bread, Hats, and the Hudson River 00:59:56 - The Tax on the Free Market 01:02:44- The Pendulum Swings of Power 01:07:20 - The Source of Anxiety and Instability in Today's World 01:10:07 - The Shift of Power during the 20th Century 01:11:49 - What Will Determine the Wars in the 21st Century 01:15:07 - The Swarm of Bionic Hornets 01:17:32 - What Could Change the Eternal Fight over Property? 01:18:50 - The Never-Ending Struggle 01:20:30 - The Swarm Cybernetic Warfare 01:23:06 - Who Controls Cyberspace? 01:24:35 - The Problem with Filtering Out the Truth 01:30:31 - How to Secure Cyberspace 01:32:26 - The Problem with Nostr 01:33:53 - The Orange Check 01:36:14 - The Fragility of the Current Cyberspace Verification Tools 01:39:35 - The Need for Real-World Consequences in Cyberspace 01:40:35 - The Most Powerful Cybernetwork 01:41:06 - What to Put Behind the Wall of Encrypted Energy 01:43:09 - The Anti-Counterfeit Technology 01:43:58 - The Infiltration of Cybersecurity Systems 01:45:12 - Who's Securing the Security Update? 01:47:28 - The Necessity for Bitcoin Adoption in the Cyberspace 01:51:57 - A Chance to Win Discounted Tickets to the Bitcoin 2023 Conference and 10M SATS 01:52:52 - Hold Bitcoin in the Most Secure Custody Model with Casa 01:53:40 - Will the Nation States Adopt Bitcoin? 01:54:21 - It Takes a While for the Military to Modernize 01:59:29 - The Need for an Open Standard of Digital Authentication 02:05:19 - Bitcoin is a Cyber Defense System 02:07:21 - The Superhero Theory 02:08:36 - The Biggest Strategic Advantage of the U.S. 02:10:10 - An Autoimmune Disease in the Cyberspace 02:10:56 - The Only Successful Cyber Security System 02:11:31 - You Don't Want a Cyber System Based Upon Human Virtue 02:15:49 - What it Takes to Attack Bitcoin 02:18:08 - Why Proof of Stake Doesn't Work 02:18:56 - "There is Only One Way to Play the Game" 02:21:57 - How the U.S. Could Make 100 Billion Dollars Overnight 02:24:00 - "If You Don't Have Power, There is No Hope for You" 02:25:58 - Bitcoin Solved the Problem of Truth and Integrity 02:27:24 - Are Ordinals Good or Bad for Bitcoin? 02:29:13 - The Public Key Cryptography in The Ancient World 02:31:52 - The World Needs Bitcoin 02:36:37 - Where to Find Saylor's Work // PODCAST //Podcast Website: https://whatismoneypodcast.com/Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/25LPvm8...RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/MLdpYXYI// SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL // Bitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7 Sats via Strike: https://strike.me/breedlove22Sats via Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@Breedlove22Dollars via Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/RBreedloveDollars via Venmo: https://account.venmo.com/u/Robert-Breedlove-2The "What is Money?" 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How do you build a healthy, loving relationship that lasts? Do you know the big differences between the mind, body and spirit? Why is it so hard to change?Learn the answers to these questions and many more (along with a Spirit Gym update) as Penny returns to moderate Paul's latest Q&A session on Living 4D. TimestampsPaul's favorite philosophers (living or dead). (1:30)Dealing with imposter syndrome. (3:18)The differences between mind, body and spirit. (8:42)A Spirit Gym update. (22:27)Handling seasonal affective disorder in colder climates. (27:16)Paul's vices. (You may be surprised!) (29:31)Steps a young man must take to build healthy relationships. (35:42)Anyone can do remote viewing. (45:29)Tips for beginners on learning how to meditate. (1:03:15)Why is it so hard to change? (1:16:57)Suggestions for recovering from childhood cancer. (1:30:58)Where did the first animal come from? (1:37:42)Psychogenetic and anthropogenic evolution. (1:54:53)How Paul's concept of Jesus Christ has evolved over time. (2:03:48)ResourcesThe Scientific and Medical NetworkThe Four-Fold Way: Walking The Paths of The Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary by Angeles ArrienPaul's blog/vlog on Releasing The Abdominal Wall With a Foam RollerHellerwork The Barral InstituteThe Kingdom of the Gods by Geoffrey HodsonChristianity Before Christ by John G JacksonThe World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors: Christianity Before Christ by Kersey GravesPaul's Living 4D conversation with Wayland MyersThe Matter With Things by Iain McGilchrestMetaphysical Bible Dictionary by Charles FillmoreNonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall RosenbergFind more resources for this episode on our website.Thanks to our awesome sponsors: CHEK Institute/Squat Assessment Paleovalley chek15 BiOptimizers PAUL10 Cymbiotika L4D15 Organifi CHEK20We may earn commissions from qualifying purchases using affiliate links.
Vice media declares bankruptcy after having a $5.7B valuation in 2017 - what happened?
Microsoft's plan to buy Activision Blizzard that had been blocked by the UK last month has now been approved by EU regulators. Will the US follow suit? We talk to experts about the consequences the deal could have. Also in the programme, we take a look at the rise and fall of Vice Media, which has just filed for bankruptcy. Once thought to be the future of journalism, firms like Vice and Buzzfeed are now fighting to survive. We find out why. And we listen to how Argentines do business in an economy where inflation stands at 109% and interest rates have been raised to 97%.
Vice Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Find out what's next for the media company that runs popular websites like Vice and Motherboard. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border have been down 50 percent since the lifting of Title 42. Others suggest it's all smoke and mirrors. Find out why. Hotels in New York City are being converted into shelters for illegal immigrants. And Texas continues busing migrants to Vice President Kamala Harris' neighborhood. We have the details. ⭕️ Watch in-depth videos based on Truth & Tradition at Epoch TV
The Washington Post goes inside one Texas border county where an initiative to crack down on human smuggling is creating controversy. Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones owes Sandy Hook plaintiffs millions of dollars and hasn’t yet paid a dime. Vice spoke to one who has been forced to crowdfund cancer treatment. The Atlantic explains why the era of free returns for online shopping is ending.
Start your free trial today: http://www.Squarespace.com/Phil & enter offer code “Phil” to get 10% off your first purchase! Watch the latest Freestyle the News: https://youtu.be/1AjaltY_rbU Catch Up on the last PDS: https://youtu.be/WzfxubCGSWE – 00:00 - Death of Jordan Neely Causes Swell of Conflicting Responses 03:12 - Mormon Whistleblower Expands on Church's Widespread “Clandestine” Money 05:13 - KSI's Joe Fournier Knockout Faces Backlash For Accidental Elbow Hit 07:14 - Sponsored by Sqaurespace 07:59 - VICE Media Files for Bankruptcy 09:27 - How AI is Affecting the Loneliness Crisis 10:38 - TSA Tests Facial Recognition in Airports 11:49 - Wagner Chief Offered Locations of Russian Troops to Ukraine, Leak Says 12:28 - Turkey Election to Head to Runoff – ✩ TODAY'S STORIES ✩ Death of Jordan Neely Causes Swell of Conflicting Responses: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/14/nyregion/daniel-penny-jordan-neely-conservative.html Mormon Whistleblower Expands on Church's Widespread “Clandestine” Money: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mormon-whistleblower-ensign-peak-church-investment-fund-allegations-60-minutes-transcript-2023-05-14/ KSI's Joe Fournier Knockout Faces Backlash For Accidental Elbow Hit: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/boxing/ksi-joe-fournier-knockout-reaction-elbow-b2339235.html VICE Media Files for Bankruptcy: https://www.wsj.com/articles/vice-media-to-sell-itself-as-it-files-for-bankruptcy-af3ca051?mod=hp_lead_pos7 How AI is Affecting the Loneliness Crisis: https://www.axios.com/2023/05/15/ai-loneliness-crisis-mental-health-pets TSA Tests Facial Recognition in Airports: https://apnews.com/article/facial-recognition-airport-screening-tsa-d8b6397c02afe16602c8d34409d1451f Wagner Chief Offered Locations of Russian Troops to Ukraine, Leak Says: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/05/14/prigozhin-wagner-ukraine-leaked-documents/ Turkey Election to Head to Runoff: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-65475445 —————————— Produced by: Cory Ray Edited by: James Girardier, Julie Goldberg, Maxx Enright, Christian Meeks Art Department: William Crespo Writing/Research: Philip DeFranco, Brian Espinoza, Lili Stenn, Maddie Crichton, Star Pralle, Chris Tolve ———————————— #DeFranco #KSI #HasanAbi ————————————
This week we talked about media, startup rounds and some Big Money Moves:Stocks are mostly up to start the week while crypto remains within the bounds of its recent trading range. Again.Vice has filed for bankruptcy, again highlighting how hard the media game can be. The company's eventual selling price looks like it will be a fraction's fraction of its once great worth.Foxconn is investing more in India, underscoring how critical it is for major electronics supply chain companies to diversify out of China — and the immense costs involved.Brex took a shot at buying part of SVB's portfolio, TechCrunch reports.Startup rounds: Smart raised $95 million at a slight discount to its 2021-era valuation and M-KOPA secured a pile of equity and debt fundraising.And we closed with the interesting sale of Forbes.Equity will be back on Wednesday and Friday! We'll see you then!For episode transcripts and more, head to Equity's Simplecast website.Equity drops at 7 a.m. PT every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the casts. TechCrunch also has a great show on crypto, a show that interviews founders, one that details how our stories come together and more!
It's no secret that nearly everything is getting outsourced today. From house cleaning to car maintenance to food delivery, the convenience and accessibility of hiring someone else to do a task you A) Don't know how to do or B) Have no interest in doing has become big business. This is particularly true in the world of home improvement and renovations; while a good percentage of the population still goes the DIY route, more and more are seeing the benefits of hiring a professional to do it right the first time, saving both time, money, headaches - and probably marriages. And since so many people are spending more time IN their homes thanks to remote work, they're much more eager to invest in outdoor living spaces, remodeling bathrooms, and upgrading their kitchens. But anyone who has hired (or attempted to hire) a handyman knows finding trustworthy and reliable contractors can be challenging. Vice versa, if you're a handyman or contractor, you know the difficulty of managing customer expectations, dealing with paperwork and contracts, and handling admin while doing the job itself. Far too often, neither side comes out ahead. This is an opportunity that Chris Lalomia has capitalized on. (Very successfully, we might add.) Leaving the “corporate zoo,” he ventured out on his own and started The Trusted Toolbox, a home repair and remodeling service. He employs a team of specialized technicians whose only responsibility is to do what they do best. By managing the communication, the paperwork, and the “busy work,” he has more control over the final outcome, making both customer and contractor happy. If you're in any type of service-based business, tune into this episode for some great advice on customer service, business planning, mistakes to avoid, and more. What You'll Learn: Lessons he learned from building a business plan Marketing mistakes he made first starting out What the number one priority should be today for advertising Why it's essential to show your client your work Why he puts a premium on customer service His exit strategy …and much more! Favorite Quote: “We can't be a master and expert of everything.” Connect with Chris: www.chrislalomia.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrislalomia/ Instagram: @customerservice.freak How To Get Involved: Matthew Meehan and Luigi Rosabianca use their combined experience to provide insight and strategic advice to help small and medium-sized businesses in America have the same opportunities as corporate 500 companies. If you're looking for tailor-made solutions to grow your small biz, learn more at www.shieldadvisorygroup.com. Stay Connected: Connect with Matt and Luigi on Instagram: @matthew.r.meehan @luigi_rosabianca @theLiquidLunchProject @ShieldAdvisoryGroup. Visit The Liquid Lunch Project website and subscribe to The Weekly, our Friday morning newsletter, for all the latest in the world of finance, tech, small business, and more. www.theliquidlunchproject.com Make sure you never miss an episode — check out The Liquid Lunch Project on Apple Podcasts, and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review.
ASHLEY'S SPECIAL IS OUT NOW! Watch “Ashley Gavin: Live in Chicago” here: https://youtu.be/Ay6jUYPH644 Chris Distefano is one of America's biggest stand-up comedians, featured on Netflix, Vice, MTV, and every other piece of media you've heard of, but today he's in the apartment to be America's biggest QUEER and dip his toes into the wild side! We discuss getting emotional during sex, feelings being perceived as gay, and whether or not you have a broken heart or just a broken batch of steroids. Ashley's gettin' tugged around. Maddie is “Cum Nose.” You can follow Chris on IG, TikTok, Twitter: @chrisdcomedy, And Chris is always touring, podcasting, and making shows on VICE! Check it all out below: ▶ https://chrisdcomedy.com/ ▶ https://www.vicetv.com/en_us/show/super-max-retro-show Support WHGS for bonus content, uncut podcasts, live streams, and more: ▶ https://www.patreon.com/WHGS Check out our merch: ▶ https://shop.merchcentral.com/collections/ashley-gavin ______________________________________________ – CONNECT WITH US! – Ashley Gavin's Tour Dates: https://www.ashleygavin.com/#dates Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/6de0153eb9c8/whgs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashgavs/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ashgavscomedy Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashgavs ——— Maddie Wiener's Newsletter and Tour Dates: https://www.maddiewiener.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maddietwiener/?hl=en TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@maddietwiener Twitter: https://twitter.com/maddietwiener ——— Produced & Edited by Alex “swetshop” Vrahas: https://www.instagram.com/swetshopz/?hl=en ——— Watch this on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cygyEhgGfHY ______________________________________________ – SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! – Helix: ▶ Helix is offering up to 20% off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to https://HelixSleep.com/GaySex Honey: ▶ Get PayPal Honey for free at https://JoinHoney.com/GAY Tushy: ▶ Go to https://HelloTushy.com/WHGS and use promo code WHGS to get 10% off plus FREE shipping on your first bidet order. BetterHelp: ▶ This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/whgs and get on your way to being your best self Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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In episode #2454, we talk about what BuzzFeed and Vice's declines tell you about media businesses. Once valued at nearly $6 billion, Vice is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy, becoming the latest in a string of media empires to collapse with dwindling interest and revenue. The decline of Vice follows shortly after BuzzFeed News announced its closure in April, a move that brings a pioneering era of digital journalism to a close. What happened? And what can you learn from it? Join us as we discuss why this is happening, what we think these companies could have done differently, and more! TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: [00:00] Today's topic: What BuzzFeed and Vice's Declines Tell You About Media Businesses. [00:55] Reasons that digital media companies are declining. [01:53] Why do we recommend monetizing a product or service, not media? [03:05] How Logan Paul's PRIME illustrates the value of leveraging your distribution. [04:29] Ways to increase profit margins using equity. [04:57] Why it's the size of your market, not your audience, that matters. [06:15] That's it for today! Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! Go to https://www.marketingschool.io to learn more! Links Mentioned in Today's Episode: Don't forget to help us grow by subscribing and liking on YouTube! Vice BuzzFeed News Leave Some Feedback: What should we talk about next? Please let us know in the comments below Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. Connect with Us: Single Grain
The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters
Pre-recorded Thursday 11/05/23. Josh and Connor discuss why Vice News failed and how George Soros is going to bring it back but worse.
Author, journalist, editor, and friend of the podcast, Chris Campion, who is known for his contributions to publications like The Guardian, The Times (UK), Rolling Stone, and Vice, discusses his powerful new book out on ZE Books, The War Is Here: Newark 1967. Chris delves into the gripping narrative surrounding the photographs captured by Bud Lee, who at the time was a young photographer for Life magazine, during the riots that unfolded in Newark in July 1967. If you are in the Newark area on June 13th, head over to the Newark Public Library to sit in on a panel discussion about the book, which will include the Mayor of Newark Ras Baraka.
The 2010s saw the rise of a number of digital media startups like BuzzFeed News, Gawker Media, Vice, Business Insider and others who were set to usher in a new era of news consumption, displacing legacy outlets like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Now, by and large, that dream seems to have died. Gawker is gone. BuzzFeed News is closed. Vice has filed for bankruptcy. Insider recently had layoffs. So how did it all fall apart and what is the future for upstart media? In this episode, we speak with Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of Semafor and the author of the new book Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral, to discuss his experience as the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News, and how times have changed so dramatically for online journalism. We also discussed what business models work today, the use of AI, and the future of news consumption.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 106 of the podcast features a conversation with Co-Founder and CEO of Unbound Merino,Dan Demsky. An intrepid business leader, and serial entrepreneur, Dan started Unbound Merino as a way to offer travelers freedom through simplicity. In just five years, Dan has transformed the company from a small crowdfunding campaign to an international brand worn by travelers, entrepreneurs, and minimalists across the globe. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the startup space, Dan has appeared on BNN Bloomberg and has been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Globe and Mail, VICE, and more. He is also a board member of Entrepreneurs' Organization Toronto and a regular contributor to Learn with Shopify. When he isn't traveling, Dan enjoys live music, good food, and spending time with his pug, Walter Highlights of this episode: Dan shares his first big trip to Japan which was a gift from his brother and had a drastic effect on him. 3:47-4:21 Dan shares a big tradition he and his best friends share when going to see their favorite band in the world Phish. No matter where they are in the world, when this happens, Dan is present to how good his life is in that moment. 9:37-12:12 Dan also shares travel advice 14:31-15:10 For more information on Dan and Unbound Merino visit ww.unboundmerino.com This episode was sponsored UnCruise, the leading small-ship adventure company. If you're looking for a memorable and meaningful adventure in pristine nature with unique activties, gourmet meals, and so much more, visitwww.uncruise.com
Ryan Sprague is the creator and host of the Somewhere in the Skies podcast and the author of the new book Stories from Somewhere in the Skies. He is a regular on Ancient Aliens (History Channel) and a lead investigator and co-host of Mysteries Decoded (CW Network). Sprague's research finds him interviewing witnesses, scientists, military personnel, and intelligence officials directly on UFOs, writing for The Debrief. Speaking on UFOs, he has been featured on ABC News and 7News Australia. He has consulted for Amblin Entertainment and been featured in Newsweek, The NY Post, and VICE.___________________________TRY BETTERHELPThis episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ RABBITHOLE and get on your way to being your best self.GET ZENCASTRUse my special link zen.ai/rabbit30 and use rabbit30 to save 30% off your first three months of Zencastr professional. #madeonzencastr.WONGO PUZZLESUse my special link [https://zen.ai/rabbit10] to save 10% at wongopuzzles.com. The discount will be applied at checkout!___________________________GET THE EPISODE BRIEFMORE FROM RYAN SPRAGUEBooks by Ryan Sprague:Stories from Somewhere In The SkiesSomewhere In The Skies: A Human Approach To The UFO Phenomenon WebsiteFollow Ryan on TwitterFollow Somewhere In The Skies on TwitterBECOME A PATRONFOR ALL INQUIRIES ABOUT THE OHIO UFO HERITAGE CONFERENCEPlease contact Jon Horvath at email@example.comGET THE BOOKGet a SIGNED COPYGet it on AmazonFOLLOWWebsiteTwitterFacebookMUSICTheme: Cabinet of Curiosities by Shaun Frearson
After more than 100 days of congressional investigations, earlier Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee dropped a new bombshell report detailing how President Joe Biden's family received over $10 million in payments, coming largely from foreign entities, and then furthermore, how the family used a giant network of shell companies to obfuscate the money. However, oddly enough, despite the fact that this report is based on hard evidence, including bank records and company documents, it appears that there is a complete media blackout because no matter which news outlet you went to today—be it The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, Newsweek, the Washington Post, Vice, the Huffington Post, BBC News—the story was nowhere to be seen. Kind of amazing to consider what “freedom of the press” actually means, when our supposedly “free press” here in America just seems to just run cover for the administration. Let's go through the actual findings of this report. ⭕️ Sign up for our NEWSLETTER and stay in touch
This season, we're getting into 1950s Hollywood, ground zero for a cultural transformation that would upend every aspect of Americans' lives. A movie theater in every city, a TV in every living room, and a Post-war America determined to be happy at any cost. Also during this period… a slew of untimely Hollywood deaths. The rules of the road for the next seventy years were being written in real-time, and not everyone would make it out alive. Hosted by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession), the first episode of DEATH ON THE LOT arrives June 1st. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On our final episode of Season 3, Elizabeth and Larissa discuss the ideas of plenty and enough--how do we know we've had enough? What does plenty feel like? Mentioned on this episode:Ripe Time SubstackThistlefoot by Gennarose NethercottLouis PennyDemon Copperhead by Barbara KingsloverAge of Vice by Deepti Kapoorhttps://virginiasolesmith.substack.com/p/jeans-science-part-1www.buynothingproject.orgTressie McMillan CottomMia BirdsongMusic by ZakharValaha from Pixabay Music by ZakharValaha from PixabayFollow us on Instagram @wonderminepodcast
Permanent Podcast: Real Talk About Private Equity and Buying, Selling, and Operating Small Businesses
Claire Hughes Johnson (Google, Stripe) discusses her new book Scaling People: Tactics for Management and Company Building. Claire talks about why she thinks vulnerability is so powerful, the pitfalls of transparency in leadership, how to build systems by building trust, and the difference between management and leadership. LINKS & MENTIONS FROM THIS EPISODE “Scaling People” by Claire Hughes Johnson https://press.stripe.com/scaling-people Read “The Messy Marketplace” by Brent Beshore https://www.amazon.com/Messy-Marketplace-Selling-Business-Imperfect/dp/0998030007/ref=sr_1_1?crid=188DH4FFMN8IX&keywords=messy+marketplace&qid=1682524629&sprefix=messy+mark%2Caps%2C134&sr=8-1 Listen to “The Messy Marketplace” (episode 1 of the Permanent Podcast feed) https://www.permanentequity.com/themessymarketplacepodcast/introduction-a-note-from-the-author Claire mentions “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B” by Stan Slap https://www.amazon.com/Bury-Heart-Conference-Room-Unbeatable/dp/1591843243/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1682524772&sr=8-1 David mentions “Raising Emotionally Strong Boys” by David Thomas https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Emotionally-Strong-David-Thomas/dp/0764240714/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1682524959&sr=8-1 Sign up for our weekly newsletter for operators, Permanent Playbook: https://www.permanentequity.com/newsletter CONNECT Claire on twitter https://twitter.com/chughesjohnson Claire on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-hughes-johnson-7058/ Brent on twitter https:/https://twitter.com/BrentBeshore Brent on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brentbeshore Visit https://www.permanentequity.com/ for more Sign up for our weekly newsletter for operators, Permanent Playbook: https://www.permanentequity.com/newsletter Sign up for a new daily newsletter from Tim Hanson, Unqualified Opinions: https://www.permanentequity.com/unqualified-opinions TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro & Who Is Claire? 2:08 “This One Scales to 11” 4:08 Why Write “Scaling People?” 13:08 One of Claire's Most Pivotal Moments as a Manager 22:12 Transparency: Virtue or Vice? 28:22 The Challenges of Managing PEOPLE 36:38 The Power of Being Vulnerable 46:42 Why Dachshunds Are the Funniest Dogs 51:26 How Have Your Motivations Changed Over Time? 55:36 The Difference Between a Strong Manager and a True Leader 57:55 Why a Business Stays Small 1:06:35 How to Build Kindness Into Company Culture 1:10:45 Who Would You Send This Podcast To? 1:11:52 Legal Disclaimer EPISODE CREDITS Produced by David Cover Additional editing & mastering by Ryan Lipman Intro music by David Cover, Andy Freeman, Rhett Johnson, & Andrew Luley Outro music by Jees Guy WE STEWARD COMPANIES THAT CARE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Visit https://www.permanentequity.com/ for more Sign up for Permanent Playbook, our newsletter for operators in the field: https://www.permanentequity.com/newsletter Sign up for Unqualified Opinions, a new daily newsletter from our very own Tim Hanson: https://www.permanentequity.com/unqualified-opinions Check out our other podcast episodes here: https://www.permanentequity.com/audio LEGAL DISCLAIMER This podcast is made available solely for educational purposes, and the information presented here does not constitute investment, legal, tax or other professional advice, and should not be construed as an offering of advisory services, or as a solicitation to buy, an offer to sell, or a recommendation of any securities or other financial instruments. The thoughts and opinions expressed by or through this podcast are those of the individual guests and speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Permanent Equity. The discussion on this podcast of any entity, product or service does not imply an endorsement thereof, and the guests may have a financial interest, whether through investment or otherwise, in one or more of any such entities, products or services. This podcast is presented by Permanent Equity and may not be copied, reproduced, republished or posted, in any form, without its express written consent.
Real Native Roots: Untold Stories Podcast
Real Native Roots: Untold Stories presents Simon Moya-Smith, an Oglala Lakota and Chicano writer and journalist. Raised to stand up for the rights of Indigenous peoples, to rage against the use of Indian mascots, and later against police brutality and oil and gas pipelines, Simon continues to fight the good fight with humor, wit, and truth. Hear how his Indigenous Chicana mother, grandmother, and grandfather nurtured him with love, food, wisdom, music, and connection to his Oglala Lakota roots. Join us as Simon shares personal stories about his passion for music, purple prose, tacos, and hopes for us to be kind to each other. Follow him on Twitter @simonmoyasmith. *** Simon's work appears on The Nation, NBC News, Insider, Vice, Fodor's Travel, and Lonely Planet. Moya-Smith has a Master of Arts in Political Journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado Denver. Along with writing, Moya-Smith teaches Indigenous Studies and Media at the University of Colorado. He is a frequent guest on NPR, CNN, and SiriusXM where he discusses Indigenous topics. His new book, “Your Spirit Animal is a Jackass –Natives, Food, and White F*ckery,” is forthcoming. Book contributions and other works from Simon Moya-Smith: Yolqui, a Warrior Summoned from the Spirit World: Testimonios on Violence Lonely Planet Epic Road Trips of the Americas "An American Prayer" Simon was featured in this movie "Rebel Music Native America Simon was the lead writer and story producer "Alien Newsdesk Simon was the scriptwriter for the first season Please follow and share our podcast with your ecosystem. We are on Spotify, Apple, Google, and Amazon and other podcast platforms. #simonmoyasmith #RealNativeRootsUntoldStories #RealNativeRootsPodcast
Austin Walker is the IP Director at the game studio Possibility Space. He has an extensive background in gaming journalism and criticism. He holds a Masters in Aesthetics and Politics from CalArts and also served as the Editor in Chief for Waypoint and Host of Waypoint Radio. Since 2014, Austin has hosted the popular tabletop roleplaying podcast Friends at the Table, and co-host the Star Wars podcast A More Civilized Age.We talked with Austin about his approach to criticism, his move to game development, and the absolute state of games journalism. This conversation was recorded before the announcement that Waypoint would be shut down. Hosted by Phillip Russell and Ben ThorpYou can follow Austin Walker here.Visit our website: Originstory.showFollow us on Twitter @originstory_Do you have feedback or questions for us? Email us firstname.lastname@example.orgCover art and website design by Melody HirschOrigin Story original score by Ryan Hopper
Truth Tastes Funny with Hersh Rephun
Victor Varnado and I hit if off right away. His mantra that "Nothing is sacred, because everything is stupid" speaks to the essence of my Truth Tastes Funny podcast. He's a comedian, producer, and filmmaker who has created and produced for Comedy Central, TruTV, VH1, and NERDIST. His writing has been published on VICE, Salon, and Marvel Comics. His cartoons are in The New Yorker and Mad Magazine. As a comedian, he has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. His new tome, The Anti-Racism Activity Book, is out now.And I would be remiss if I didn't alert you to an introductory campaign that is currently underway for Victor's new Magic Bookifier: Hit Maker, a service for podcasters, influencers, and content creators intrigued by the prospect of writing a captivating book to monetize your audio content, activate your following, or reach a wider audience, using a combination of AI and people smarts! Special pricing available this week at https://offer.magicbookifier.ai/magic-bookifier-hitmaker-h/Find Victor:IG- @robotosupremo Twitter: @varnado If you enjoyed listening to Truth Tastes Funny, please leave a 5-star rating and a 300-word review on Apple Podcasts (click Listen on Apple Podcasts to access review option)Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelCheck out Hersh's new podcast: YES, BRANDBoldly taking brands where they desperately wanna goFollow us on Instagram: @truthtastesfunnyFollow Hersh on Instagram: @Hersh4allon LinkedIn: HershRephunon YouTube: HershRephunon Twitter: @TruthTstsFunnyOur Website: TruthTastesFunnyContact Us
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On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Vince Dao, host of “The Vince Dao Show,” joins Federalist Staff Editor Sam Mangold-Lenett to discuss the ideological evolution of the left and what that means for Generation Z, review Dao’s viral Vice debate, and analyze the formula for human flourishing. You can find “The Vince Dao […]
On this episode of "The Federalist Radio Hour," Vince Dao, host of "The Vince Dao Show," joins Federalist Staff Editor Sam Mangold-Lenett to discuss the ideological evolution of the left and what that means for Generation Z, review Dao's viral Vice debate, and analyze the formula for human flourishing. You can find "The Vince Dao Show" here: https://www.youtube.com/@VinceDaoTV/featuredWatch Dao's Vice panel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FUue58GH8c
Paper Magazine, Gal-dem, and Buzzfeed news have all recently ceased publication, with rumours circulating that Vice and i-D are next on the chopping block. Once again, this has been a tumultuous year for digital publications. But how did we get here, and who is at fault? This week Ione and Eden are digging into why it feels like a new publication closes once a week, from the power hierarchies within media spaces, to selling out, and whether culture journalism is as powerful as it used to be. TW: Lots of bias due to our position as an indie magazine, lol. Support our work and become a Polyester member
Katherine and Naama discuss the phenomenon of Spreadsheet Dating: an optimized approach to love for the #girlboss of recent history. Read the piece in Vice: https://www.vice.com/en/article/4a3dew/optimisation-dating-hustle-culture-match-makingAnd take the love calculation based on the 37% rule: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/math/a30859888/calculate-love-valentines-day/Subscribe on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and follow on Twitter @wemetonlinepod.
In this episode, Patrick Bet-David and Tim Pool will discuss: The Downfall Of Vice If We Should Ban Gender-Affirming Care For Youths Joe Biden manipulating employment numbers If Trump Will Lose In a Debate With DeSantis Why Vivek Ramaswamy Will Be a Great President FaceTime or Ask Patrick any questions on https://minnect.com/ Want to get clear on your next 5 business moves? https://valuetainment.com/academy/ Join the channel to get exclusive access to perks: https://bit.ly/3Q9rSQL Download the podcasts on all your favorite platforms https://bit.ly/3sFAW4N --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pbdpodcast/support
The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway
This week on Prof G Markets, Scott shares his thoughts on Vice's imminent bankruptcy, Hindenburg's latest short position, and Chegg's battered stock. He then discusses raising the FDIC limit and the potential consolidation of the banking industry, and weighs in on a lawsuit accusing Coinbase insiders of dumping shares soon after its direct listing. Finally, he discusses the growing success of Formula 1 in the U.S., and tells a story of his time at the Miami race last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices