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greetings and sal you tasted. as the rolling stones famously saying you can't always get what you want hawk watchers but if you try some time you'll get what you need and you know what happens if you don't try it all well you get what you deserve and after tuesday night's state of the union speech i think we are definitely getting what we deserve this year is 78 minute long annual public relations speech by the president the united states to the u.s. congress and the country was definitely everything we've come to expect from our brand name in chief including 3 door prizes like the awarding of the presidential medal of freedom to conservative radio talk show host rush limbaugh. rosa parks will have it i'll leave mother teresa and now rush limbaugh adds his name to the
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list for i guess what helping create a train wreck of divisive partisan punditry that's called news commentary what else did rush dewey inspired a generation of hypocrites sexist racist and sells i got diagnosed with lung cancer i don't know who knows but the state of the union reality show the outworks were not just reserved for president trump no new no us house speaker nancy you know speak allows nancy pelosi got in on the game as well here she is at the end of the president's speech tearing up her paper copy of the donald speech tear it up nancy look at what amidst all of the democratic spokes person walkouts presidential promises of claiming mars now is a u.s. territory there was one moment that truly stood out there this evening so a very brave man. who carries with him the hopes dreams and aspirations of all venezuelans joining us in the gallery is the true and legitimate president of
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venezuela why. you see nothing cuts through the bi partisan gridlock and brings washington d.c. democrats republicans together quite like their mutual love of regime change or presume change wars and u.s. backed coup d'etat this is the political class or lack thereof the united states deserves because we the people my friends we have not been trying we haven't been watching the hawks. on the city streets. let's see the crisis joyce state. rice great city displays systemic deception. which would be so. welcome everybody watching the hawks. joining me today to discuss the state of the
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union is the one and only the sure cross thank you thanks for having me tara was a pleasure so i have to ask this is killing me 1st i want to get what was your take from the entire state of the union address from beginning to what did you walk away from feeling of the state of the union was the alphabet soup of all things that republicans want to hear right now i felt that the state of the union was this president's speech directly towards his base it wasn't a speech that or a declaration of sorts of american progress the moving into the next phase as much as it was really a campaign to get people out in november beyond that though there were so many discrepancies in his idea of what the facts were from the numbers that he threw out about employment to the to the steps that he threw. out about diversity in addition to watching him turn this whole thing into what i would consider the ellen show or kelly clarkson by just warning dip we saw him get out of scholarship we saw him
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bring back a folder to a family that didn't know that he was coming back and there was a lot going on that was. which is what we've known this president for his reality t.v. tricks but also the rapid within that a lot of me being just out live to the point where he started talking about how he's been fighting to defend and bring back the preexisting conditions which we know he and his administration have done the exact opposite a lot of that is being battled in the courts right now and he's standing on the opposite side of it there was a lot there that i think was completely blatantly untrue and i. caught a lot of that in his speech and i've seen that a lot throughout the years of that kind of president stand up and. kind of play to their base but this was this was a campaign stump speech at the end of the day for all to see ratings were down actually compared to last year which kind of surprised me given everything going on i got the ratings through the roof. one thing that always gets under my skin though
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is why yes we had a lot of democratic congressmen and women you know walking out not showing. nancy pelosi making great bases over the entire night tearing up the paper but to me that's all kind of. because when it comes to issues that truly count the budget for war giving the president the pay the patriot act. this we're to hand in hand democrat republican love affair with with backing and regime change efforts in syria. why the hash tag resistance democrats don't really want to stand up to the donald i. think that when we think about the resistance democrats they also have to play a little bit of ball they are seen as the far left of the democratic. they don't necessarily have a huge echo chamber of support within the party structure itself and they're kind of trying to be this upstart that runs came to them against a lot of the longstanding democrats across this country it's interesting that you
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bring up one by dell because people treated this the news media treated this like it was a new stance for this president president trump supported one weibo in january of 2019 this isn't something that's new for him the most interesting part to me is that he has come out and he's made these statements in support of him when president trump himself is guilty of a lot of things that why don't support it actually happens to be guilty and we're talking about election rigging if we're talking about all of the attacks against opponents and things like that we're seeing a president who right now was under the bill of impeachment because of election rigging and trying to make things work for himself in terms of his own self interest in the 2020 election so for him to come out and be in support of someone who he thinks is someone who we propped up as a country as leading democracy into the next great deal he's someone who himself is hampering democracy right here i think that was my biggest argument fresh ration with the support levels that he has yeah i mean to me it's like it's that thing where i look at it and it's always kind of like. it's always to me like smoke and
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mirrors coming from both sides of side we want we want to change a system we want to fight donald or we want to fight this person we don't like but the end of the day the system will never change we will still work american empire overseas we will still want to install people that we want in power in other countries and to me that's what gets at the very heart of the drives me nuts about watching you know the hypocrisy of we've got to stop fascist dictators but will install fascist dictators you know. we can't get around that part so i think that we as a nation have a habit of installing people and other and other regimes that we do probably in some cases long term effects are extremely negative in this case what we've seen is that people have been swallowed rise up against the murder regime and i think that that speaks a lot to the suffering that they feel like they've had under his regime but also to the fact that they don't feel like there was a free and fair election and for america to stand as a. we're supposed to stand as the nation that brings that about which we can argue back and forth on what that looks like today i think that it matters that a president whether that president is democrat or conservative step out in support
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of a free and fair election when that's something that is one of the core of the democrat of the democratic caucus and i think it's different the one where him and backing a specific leader if you want venezuela to take care of venezuela and find their own way let them find their own way that's my feelings on it at the end of the day that's venezuela's issues not ours nor should we be you know backing one leader down there are not what. will disagree on that obviously however you brought a very fascinating story to the table today that i want you to talk about but really good thanks so much that versity and inclusion are buzzwords in workplaces across the country with efforts to reduce racial and gender discrimination and bias at the forefront america's controversial and storied relationship with the versity bundles each of its institutions with devastating consequences with the workplace steadily becoming ground 0 and implicit bias taking center stage implicit bias is when racial stereotypes and assumptions creep into our minds and affect our actions . large corporations like starbucks papa johns google and more are investing
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trainings to reduce the problem and the training aren't cheap the lowest cost ones range from $2.00 to $6000.00 where the cadillac versions could cost 75 $1000.00 or more per day per training those trainings have the met with skepticism and buried results but rest assured the u.s. army research laboratory has a solution to northeastern professors recently received a 1500000 dollars grant to study how alexa like smart devices could help you better understand and mitigate your implicit bias and work together in teams with people who don't look like you but new device would use technology featuring a sensor equipped smart device designed to pick up on both verbal and nonverbal cues and eventually physiological signals shared among team members tracking these interactions over time and using the data collected to provide recommendations on improving productivity could this device actually bring an end to workplace violence or create bigger problems that is a fascinating question and it's hard to answer because like one half of my brain
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goes up there boy do we really need another layer of technology kind of in between solving problems. but the other of the brain is a workplace by is a very real that's a very devastating issue is it not across this country absolutely and we've seen major corporations we've also seen non-profits there isn't a place right now schools school systems government organizations there isn't a place in this country that has not looked towards doing something to eradicate implicit bias my issue and concern with this with this newly devised technology around it is that a lot of the things that it's better to go point for it are things that could be trigger points for things that have absolutely nothing to do with implicit bias we know that levels of depression and anxiety exist in the workplace those could be physiological changes that would be things that would sound off with this new system people have you know death in their family or they just had a bad work day that doesn't mean that there is something that should be reviewed by age. are you and i think that this is a very slippery slope in terms of how it relates to somebody as direct action which
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is what we should be focused on we're talking about implicit bias birth is someone's internalized emotion and because that could come from a myriad of it's a great point that you bring up because it's like somebody somebody give a bad morning before they get there and then they're sitting in that meeting and they might have a they might have a negative look on their face when you know their partner's over here talking about doesn't mean that they're upset with that person sitting next them at the same time that you know implicit bias does exist you see racism you see gender inequality in corporate and workplaces all around the country you know and so to me it's like i feel like we're getting too dependent on the idea that technology can fix all but you can't just put an algorithm in at the end of the day and hope that like oh well then that'll solve all the problems because i don't you know pinpoint what's happening right now historically speaking when we have developed algorithms that were supposed to eradicate all things racial bias they've done the exact opposite very does they're using remote justice every day and they steal it a been truly end up putting more black and brown people in prison what we know is that a lot of these systems do not affectionately work the issue with implicit bias and
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implicit bias training is that the other trainings that we're seeing out here aren't necessarily working either because they're not geared towards a behavior they're geared towards trying to change how somebody feels and we think that that is a much harder thing to do when you're talking about workplace behaviors those are things we can definitely mitigate just by creating new rules and regulations in the workplace it doesn't necessarily even require this level of training and once corporations and businesses get on board with that i think that we're going to see change you know i truly hope so because i'm really you know that's one of the things that i i want to see change in this country i'm tired of seeing and hearing those stories over and over again those stories that eventually lead to the harvey weinstein's of the world those stories eventually lead to you know racism in hiring and things like that and you know the only place we're going to have to get the mail in the head is that idea that you've got to change the culture and change a culture but changing the rules and how it operates is good you know then feelings will change over later right exactly the only thing that changes people's minds in this is something they. you can't do it through technology your through any rules and regulations is that for
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a lot of folks it means that you have to be closer to one learn more about these cultures or these individuals that you have separate yourself from and so once we have more minorities in schools of people who are now minorities once we have more people who are engaging in the cultural experiences of cultures that are not they are there will be a level of understanding that the ballots from that alexa type technology isn't something that's going to be all that you know it's not a major thank you so much always a pleasure having you on thanks so much awesome all right as we go to break card watchers do not forget to let us know what you think of the topics we've covered in our social media and be sure to watch and watch the podcast there one spotify apple music and everywhere you go there they were not so favorite projects you can also start watching the hawks on them and you do brand new portable t.v. available on smartphones from google play on the apple app store by searching horrible to see coming up. while fossil fuels have been getting all of the attention is there another form of pollution that the u.s. congress needs to rein in the pollution a line in the insert stay tuned and find out why people want you.
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one that having. people people. who give the needed nightly income what the how do we slow our d. as soon as our own in the north they need the whole corn to go before. adam and now let out a year or so and i think just. for money you could not get more quintessential american karma to take your trip through the wilderness and majesty of our national parks and public. lam's even us president franklin delano roosevelt agrees one stating that there is nothing so
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american as our national parks the fundamental idea behind the parks is that the country belongs to the people that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us but what happens when the country that belongs to the people starts getting abused by its people all the name of likes harks and click bait for example just last spring after tens of thousands of influencers and tourists invaded the hills and fields around walker canyon during a super bloom of flowers in new york near lake elsinore in california city officials were forced to close the area off to the public citing safety concerns as well as ecological ones people going off trail and trampling the flowers can cause serious damage to the soil and maybe even prevent this lovely natural phenomenon from happening again recently political consultant veterans advocate worry right riley topping wrote an op ed in the hill declaring that the time was right for the house and senate committees on natural resources to hold oversight hearings
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investigating the role of social media influencers on our public lands so interesting thought she joins me now to discuss all of the negative influence influencers have on the u.s. wilderness roy thank you always for coming on. thanks for having me roy i got to ask are you you're calling for congress to hold hearings is the instagram generation and its influencers really damaging our national parks so much that congress needs to get involved now. well i would argue yes in the example that you just cited with walker canyon i think is the most obvious example of that if it's gotten to the point where we have to close off particular areas of our public land so that nobody can use them including influencers to me that's indicative of a larger problem and i think that we've seen you know the fact that we have an entire congressional committee that's dedicated to looking into issues that relate to public. and the natural resources committee in the house has a subcommittee that is devoted solely towards oversight with regards to our public
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lands this seems to fall squarely within their jurisdiction and you know i am not a fan of over legislating and over regulating behavior so i want to make that clear however i do think it's an issue that requires some attention and some educational awareness and holding some public policy hearings and perhaps hearing from the national park service and other employees who are dealing with the effects of these influencers i think giving them the opportunity to discuss the situations that they're dealing with and to talk to the public about the behavior that they would like to see that i think could go a long way towards preserving public lands is you know you started by quoting franklin delano roosevelt when our legislation that authorized many federal parks was passed one of the main goals of such legislation was to preserve these lands for generations to come and if they're getting destroyed and they're getting close i think that that is the opposite of preserving them for future generations so i
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come down on yes i think we need to have congress look at those it's interesting because i could but i can't agree with you more because it to me it's like you know if you're going to go when you're going to take your picture at a place to you know you have to respect the place and don't take the picture and then leave it in ruins so no one else gets that picture or maybe that's the idea behind this why can't i'm curious why can't a national park service on the road why are they having such a hard time handling this you know it would you know because i mean look we have you know people out there that are supposed to do this is it underfunding is that what you what why can't they handle this that we need congress to look at. well i think the main thing you just hit the nail on the head when you talked about funding obviously our federal budget continues to increase then as you and i have talked about in various contexts before there's not a lot of accountability for where that money is being spent so one of the main things about bringing attention to this and hearing from the national park service is so that they can talk about what they would need funding for and. of him forstmann is that more park rangers is it more educational material i mean
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obviously national parks have websites when you go there in person they have pamphlets but people are paying attention to those things and like you just alluded to sometimes people just want that picture and they want it to be unique they don't want anybody else to be able to do the same thing that that they just did because the algorithm favors things that are that are unique in that are dramatic you know images that are i in however there's also a lot of people who just simply feel like they're above the law and in other contexts that behavior is just not acceptable so i don't know why in the realm of social media people seem to think that it's it's acceptable here that if i get more likes it's ok for me to break the law behaviors just baffling to me i don't understand it it is it is and you know and i've seen a lot of other aspects of society you know you see i've seen it with hunters and fishermen as well not just influencers you know where they'll just walk right through someone's private property just to go fishing on a lake or you know it without asking without doing anything like bedlam leave garbage one you know there's
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a weird culture out there in this country that kind of you know wherever i put my head down wherever i walk i can do what i want interestingly in your article you mention call out culture that has been there's been some pushback against those folks who are trampling the landscape just to sell themselves can call our culture how brazen this is or is that another slippery slope. well i think that's a really interesting topic and you know one of the benefits of call out culture is it gets people talking we see that not just with this specific issue but you know for anybody who's ever been on twitter we see you know there's a new thing being cancelled every day and when you are the subject of that call out you know shaming people doesn't always result in behavior and often causes people to in turn just hide their behavior and and double down and we get these polarizing situations where it's i'm right you're wrong i mean people getting self-righteous on either side of an issue. whether they are right or wrong isn't the most helpful thing for a conversation so even though gets people talking sometimes i worry that they're
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not necessarily talking about the right thing and one of the things that i mentioned specifically in the article is that call outs can very quickly spiral out of control the specific analogy that i used was there like a snowball rolling down the hill it starts out small but very quickly games momentum and gets out of control and this gets into the bigger point of if people could perhaps use call outs respectfully in an educational way and saying you know did you know that it's illegal to engage in x. behavior and y. location you know just wanted to give you a heads up that's not typically what we're seeing we see people that get very indignant about how dare you and when people feel backed into a corner they're more than likely not going to respond very favorably to that so i think part of the challenges with culture is yes it is effective but do the ends justify the means and you know i go back and forth on that because again these conversations are beneficial but on the other hand they quickly often descend into
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bullying harassment and i don't think that's something that anybody supports whether whether you care about our public lands or not i think pretty universally people are against bullying and harassment so that's where we draw the line and that's kind of why i was trying to propose an alternative solution if call outs are not the answer and then what and this is a problem we see all the time people are quick to point the finger and say this is a problem but they're not offering up solutions so by getting congress who again has a specific subcommittee devoted solely to the oversight of public lands this is their job you know all of that means you had one job congressional subcommittee you are one job is to look out for our public lands this seems like something that you should be paying attention to i could not agree with you more appeared to break the bill rory always a pleasure having you on thank you so much for bringing it to bruce. thank you. the united states has introduced what it calls a new less destructive. more survivable nuclear warhead to
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its submarine arsenal making a landmark development that some are warning could push is closer to nuclear war on a global scale or 2. story. the united states has deployed its 1st low yield nuclear weapon and while the pentagon claims it will keep americans safe by making the breakout of nuclear war less likely critics are warning it could actually do the opposite the new weapon has been deployed to an unknown location in the atlantic ocean on the u.s.s. tennessee the battleship typically carries multiple d. 5 submarine launched missiles such as the w 88 warhead which has an explosive yield of $455.00 tons and the w $76.00 which has an explosive guild of 90 then you w $7062.00 is a modified version that is believed to be around just 5 tons to compare their home a bomb the u.s. dropped on hiroshima japan in 1905 was just 16 tons yet it still devastated the
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city wiping out 90 percent of its population and killing more than 80000 people instantly and it has gone on to harm the health of countless others from radiation exposure but while the obama administration promoted the reduction of nuclear weapons the trumpet administration set aside $48500000.00 to develop what they call less destructive nuclear warheads in 20 scene the pentagon's top policy chief insisted that the new weapon will keep americans safe because it will deter other nations like russia from launching limited nuclear attacks the pentagon's top policy official insisted that the supplemental capability strengthens returns and provides the united states a prompt more survivable low yield strategic weapon while moscow has repeatedly said it does not want nuclear war and has offered to renew the last remaining nuclear agreement it has with washington the us hasn't. to that it remains on guard and ready to respond to any possible nuclear attacks but critics are warning of the
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long term consequences noting that by creating a tactical nuclear weapon u.s. political and military leaders now have a dangerous new option when confronting countries that go far beyond just russia now it remains to be seen how global powers will respond to the news of washington's latest nuclear deployment has many question how close the world is coming to the brink of nuclear war in washington rachel leavens r t. sometimes we are so plagued by apps algorithms and technology that it's refreshing refreshing to see when someone gets the better of it and that is exactly what happened in germany recently when arthur simon we couldn't hack to the traffic jam sensing algorithm of google maps using a very low tech child's red metal wagon and man and i'm smartphones but just walking up and down an empty street with a wegen load of these make a lot of these smart bombs all using google maps that once the artist was able to create traffic where there was none called an online magic trick if you will we are
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told motherboard that is motivation for the hack slash our piece was to inspire people to think about the space we give the cars and public life and the data we rely on every day that my friends is our show for you today remember everyone in this world we are not told that we are loved enough so that so you all i love you i am tyrone been watching those numbers great day and night everybody. i walked through the streets of moscow blood 100 people i was down he would have the changes of the like you don't. because in order for them to have the timi they need to do this they also need an environment that's really one of the biggest areas of growth that is in the future is the target. so the cancer. one.
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protests are across germany and the ruling centrist party breaks its own pledge and joins with the right wing alternative for germany and the regional tactical alliance. also this hour as the u.s. election primary start twitter follows you tube in changing policy on altered videos and images of the vague wording of the new rules sparks concerns the tech giants may use it to censor supporters of politicians they dislike. and in moscow a court gives custody to social services of a child left by parents and.


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