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    Abandoned Publix Railroad in Miami
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    Abandoned Publix Railroad in Miami

    August 17, 2019


    CSX Publix abandoned spur guys. This here is the Publix distribution center in North Miami right. It’s one of the main warehouses. This is gate 4. You got the military style barbed wire where anybody would slice themselves if they attempt to enter this place. But yeah, here is where I wanted to focus your attention. Anybody that sees this is like Wow! That’s a tremendous spur, tremendous railroad going into Publix right? But look, abandoned. If you don’t see that its abandoned I’m going to take you to where you can really see that its abandoned. Were going to walk toward where it met up with the mainline. Right now I’m walking East. toward the CSX mainline. Back there was Gate 4 where we were. A few moments ago. and walking West, sorry East. We were facing West, now were facing East. Oh you don’t see those of wood anymore. That is throwback right there. and We’re coming up to where it was cut. From the mainline, Right…. on the other side of the street. There it is, you can see some undesirable people decided to litter. I actually have a video on that abandoned spur over there too guys If you want to see it, I’ll include a link for it. See, make sure nobody’s coming ok. So yeah, somebody was nice enough to put a bathtub right where the spur used to be. See you got a dresser there. And this marks the end of the spur. yeah, that used to be the Publix spur guys, but I just discovered something as I was walking over here. Look at this, there’s an abandoned spur here also. That’s old. That wood wow. Thank you very much for viewing the video guys. Appreciate it and pleas subscribe, like, or share. Thanks and bye. bye.

    The National for July 26, 2019 — B.C. Floatplane Crash, Manhunt for Murder Suspects
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    The National for July 26, 2019 — B.C. Floatplane Crash, Manhunt for Murder Suspects

    August 15, 2019


    TONIGHT, WHERE ARE THE TWO MEN SUSPECTED IN THREE B.C. MURDERS?>>THE SUSPECTS MAY HAVE INADVERTENTLY RECEIVED ASSISTANCE IN LEAVING THE AREA.>>Ian: THE SEARCH CONTINUES IN NORTHERN MANITOBA, BUT THE LAST CONFIRMED SIGHTING WAS DAYS AGO.>>WITH ALL THAT IS GOING ON, PEOPLE DON’T FEEL SAFE.>>Ian: WE’LL TAKE YOU TO COMMUNITIES ON EDGE.>>Andrew: OLD TENSIONS FLARING AGAIN.>>HE MADE IT CLEAR THIS MORNING HE’S NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT HE SEES AS THE TRUTH.>>Andrew: A LAND TRANSFER SPARKS NEW ANGER IN OKA. WE’LL TAKE YOU TO THE HEART OF THE DISPUTE.>>>PLUS, A RECORD-BREAKING PRIZE POOL FOR SOME OF THE WORLD’S TOP GAMERS.>>I DON’T THINK ESPORTS IS GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON. THE SHOWMANSHIP IS A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME.>>Andrew: AFTER THIS WEEKEND, YOU WILL NOT LOOK AT E SPORTS THE SAME WAY AGAIN. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>Ian: WE BEGIN THIS EVENING IF THE STORY BREAKING HERE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. FOUR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A FLOAT PLANE CRASH OFF THE NORTHERN TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND. WE’RE TOLD FIVE OTHERS ON BOARD MANAGED TO SURVIVE, BUT THEIR CONDITIONS HAVEN’T YET BEEN DISCLOSED. THE CRASH HAPPENED JUST AFTER 11 A.M. PACIFIC TIME, ON ADDENBROKE ISLAND, 200 KILOMETRES NORTH OF PORT HARDY. MEGAN BATCHELOR IS HERE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH THE LATEST. WHAT DO WE KNOW NOW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED?>>Reporter: WELL, WE KNOW THIS IS STILL VERY MUCH AN ACTIVE SITUATION. WE KNOW THAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE AT ADDENBROKE ISLAND WORKING ON BRINGING THOSE SURVIVING PASSENGERS TO VANCOUVER ISLAND AND THEN AIR LIFTING THEM TO VANCOUVER FOR TREATMENT. SO AT THIS POINT, WE KNOW FOUR PEOPLE HAVE DIED, FIVE PEOPLE SURVIVED, THERE WERE NINE PEOPLE IN TOTAL ONBOARD THE PLANE WHEN IT CRASHED. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT KIND OF CONDITION THE SURVIVORS ARE IN. IT WAS A CESSNA 208 FLOAT PLANE ON ITS WAY TO A NEARBY ISLAND TO THE WEST WHEN IT CRASHED. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LEADING UP TO THAT CRASH, BUT THE JOINT RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRE SAYS AT THE TIME THE WEATHER WAS RAINY, THERE WAS LOW VISIBILITY. THAT IS A POSSIBILITY, BUT AGAIN, WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE WHAT HAS HAPPENED LEADING UP TO THE CRASH.>>Ian: STILL EARLY HOURS. THIS COMPANY HAD A FATAL CRASH TEN YEARS AGO?>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, BACK IN 2009, THE COMPANY, SEAIR, WHICH OWNS THIS PLANE IN QUESTION TODAY WAS INVOLVED IN A FATAL CRASH OVER THE COAST OF THE ISLAND IN B.C. IN THAT CASE, SIX PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THAT CRASH BACK IN 2009. IN TODAY’S CASE, SEAIR HAS ISSUED A STATEMENT, IT READS IN PART OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THOSE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH AND THEIR LOVED ONES AND ARE DEVASTATED BY THIS FATAL ACCIDENT.>>Reporter: SO THE COMPANY HAS DECIDED TO SUSPEND ITS FLIGHTS. WHILE THE INVESTIGATION IS UNDER WAY, WE’RE HOPING FOR A FEW MORE DETAILS, INCLUDING JUST HOW THOSE SURVIVING PASSENGERS ARE DOING AS THE NIGHT GOES ON.>>Ian: I KNOW YOU’LL STAY ON THE STORY. THANK YOU.>>>LET’S MOVE TO THE OTHER MAJOR DEVELOPING STORY HERE IN CANADA. A NEW POSSIBILITY IS BEING RAISED IN THE SEARCH FOR ALLEGED KILLERS BRYER SCHMEGELSKY AND KAM McLEOD. EVEN AS THE RCMP COMB THROUGH THE FOREST NEAR GILLAM, MANITOBA TODAY, THEY SAID THE PAIR MAY HAVE SLIPPED OUT.>>OUR INVESTIGATORS ARE ALSO EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE SUSPECTS MAY HAVE INADVERTENTLY RECEIVED ASSISTANCE IN LEAVING THE AREA. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AWARE OF WHO THEY WERE PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO AND MAY NOW BE HESITANT TO COME FORWARD.>>Ian: SO POLICE ARE WARNING PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO REMAIN VIGILANT. THEY ALSO RELEASED THIS VIDEO OF THE PAIR IN A SASKATCHEWAN STORE LAST SUNDAY, DAYS AFTER THREE PEOPLE IN B.C. WERE MURDERED. AND TONIGHT, WORD THE TEENS WERE IN COLD LAKE, ALBERTA THAT DAY. SOMEONE HELPED THEM GET THEIR VEHICLE UNSTUCK FROM A TRAIL. POLICE CALLING IT A SHORT, UNREMARKABLE INTERACTION. NO ONE IS SURE WHERE THE SUSPECTS ARE, BUT THE AREA AROUND GILLAM REMAINS THE EPICENTRE OF THE SEARCH. IT’S A REMOTE TOWN OF 1100 PEOPLE. THE FUGITIVES AND THE PUSH TO FIND THEM HAVE PEOPLE THERE ON EDGE.>>Reporter: AT THE TRAIN STATION IN GILLAM TODAY, OFFICERS BOARDED AN INCOMING VIA RAIL TRAIN. ON THE HUNT FOR ANYTHING OUT OF PLACE. WITH A HEAT SENSING DRONE IN THE SKY AND A LITTLE EXTRA HELP ON THE GROUND, THIS CONCERTED EFFORT TO TRACK DOWN THE TWO SUSPECTS WHO REMAIN ON THE RUN COMES ON A DAY WHEN THE ELEMENTS ARE NOT WORKING IN ANYONE’S FAVOUR.>>HELLO, GOOD AFTERNOON.>>Reporter: RCMP SAY IT’S POSSIBLE THE TWO AREN’T EVEN IN THIS AREA ANYMORE, BUT THEY’RE STILL DOUBLING DOWN HERE.>>OVER THE NEXT 72 HOURS, INVESTIGATORS WILL CONDUCT DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASS IN THE TOWN OF GILLAM AND FOX LAKE CREE NATION IN HOPES OF GENERATING NEW TIPS AND INFORMATION.>>Reporter: UNDER THE STRAIN OF THE ATTENTION AND THE MANHUNT, PEOPLE HERE ARE LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER AS WELL AS THE SUSPECTS. ALTHOUGH THE REALITY OF THIS ONGOING CASE IS ALWAYS PRESENT, THE MANAGER HERE SAYS SHE’S TAKING CARE TO MAKE SURE STAFF ARE NOT WORKING ALONE.>>IF SOMEBODY DOESN’T WANT TO COME TO WORK BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH ALL THAT IS GOING ON, PEOPLE DON’T FEEL SAFE LEAVING THEIR HOUSE, THAT’S THEIR PREROGATIVE AND THAT’S OKAY.>>Reporter: PEOPLE ARE ALSO BANNING TOGETHER IN FOX LAKE CREE NATION. THIS CREW IS BUILDING A SHELTER FOR A COMMUNITY BONFIRE. AFTER DAYS OF BEING HOLED UP, THEY’RE SHARING FOOD AND FEELINGS.>>THE ISOLATION IS JUST GETS TO BE TOO MUCH FOR PEOPLE AND THAT WAY THEY CAN SHARE, TALK ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON, INSTEAD OF STAYING HOME AND JUST BEING FRIGHTENED.>>Reporter: BUT ALWAYS TOP OF MIND IS THE QUESTION, WHEN WILL THIS ALL END? AND HOW?>>I’M JUST HOPING AND PRAYING THEY GET CAUGHT SOON BECAUSE IT’S CRAZY. I JUST HOPE IT ENDS PEACEFULLY AND NOBODY ELSE GETS HURT.>>Reporter: THIS SEARCH IS ABOUT TO GET A BOOST. CANADA’S PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER SAYS MILITARY AIR SUPPORT IS ON THE WAY. ANOTHER TOOL FOR INVESTIGATORS AS THIS SEARCH DRAGS ON. ANGELA JOHNSTON, CBC NEWS, GILLAM.>>Ian: IF McLEOD AND SCHMEGELSKY ARE STILL OUT IN THE WILDERNESS AS THE POLICE MOVES CLOSER, WE WONDERED WHAT THEIR STATE OF MIND WOULD BE.>>Reporter: WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING DOWN A THREAT, FEW HAVE AS MUCH EXPERIENCE AS TOM SHARKIE. IN HIS DECADE LONG CAREER, HE OVERSAW SOME OF TORONTO’S MOST TENSE MOMENTS. LIKE THIS 2004 HOSTAGE TAKING. HE SAYS THE FIRST THING POLICE NEED TO DO WHEN THEY FIND THE SUSPECT IS CONTAIN THEM.>>THEY HAVE TO SANITIZE THE AREA. NOBODY CAN GET IN. NOBODY CAN GET OUT. BRING IN THE UNITS, THE SNIPER UNITS AND OTHER THINGS TO ADD TO THE CONTAINMENT AREA. ONCE THAT IS ATTAINED, THEY’LL TRY TO NEGOTIATE.>>Reporter: HE SAYS RCMP LIKELY ALREADY HAVE PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILES OF THE MEN, BECAUSE HOW THAT CONVERSATION BEGINS IS CRITICAL.>>FIRST 30 MINUTES IS USUALLY THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME OF THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE PERSON. ADRENALINE PUMP.>>Reporter: BUT GETTING A READ ON FUGITIVE, ESPECIALLY THOSE SUSPECTED OF MULTIPLE HOMICIDES IS TOUGH.>>THEY FEEL A SENSE OF THRILL BECAUSE THEY’RE ON THE RUN. THEY’RE EVADING LAW. BUT THAT FEELING DISSIPATES AND CHANGES ONCE THEY REALIZE THEY’RE THE PRIME SUSPECTS IN THE NATIONAL MANHUNT.>>Reporter: LEE IS A SOCIOLOGIST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. HE SAYS THE SUSPECTS ARE LIKELY RUNNING ON ADRENALINE.>>PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE LAM REALIZE THEIR OPTIONS ARE RUNNING THIN, THEY GO INTO FIGHT OR FLIGHT MODE AND BECOME DESPERATE. THESE ARE TYPICALLY MOMENTS THAT ARE EXTRAORDINARILY VOLATILE.>>Reporter: THAT VOLATILITY COULD FRACTURE THE BONDS BETWEEN THE TWO SUSPECTS. SHARKIE SAYS HE’S SEEN IT MANY TIMES DURING HIS CAREER.>>MAYBE I’M JUST GOING ALONG FOR THE RIDE, THE ONE GUY, AND HEY, THIS IS MORE THAN I EXPECTED. I DIDN’T EXPECT WE’D KILL SOMEBODY. OR YOU GET A SUICIDE PACT. ONE OF THEM COMMITS SUICIDE AND THE OTHER SURRENDERS.>>Reporter: IF THE DESPERATION DOESN’T RIP THEM APART, IT COULD PRESENT A REAL DANGER TO OTHERS.>>WHAT IS TO STOP THEM FROM TAKING A HOSTAGE? WHAT IS TO STOP THEM FROM TAKING A VEHICLE? WHAT IS TO STOP THEM FROM JUMPING ON A TRAIN?>>Reporter: PRECISELY THE FEAR SPREADING THROUGH NORTHERN MANITOBA AND COMMANDING VIGILANCE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>Ian: ON THE FLIP-SIDE OF ALL OF THAT ARE WHAT THE POLICE ARE THINKING, THEY TRACK THE FUGITIVES. IN 20 MINUTES, MY CONVERSATION WITH THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE RCMP BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES BRANCH.>>>YOU’RE LOOKING INTO A CONFLICT IN QUÉBEC THAT IS RAISING MEMORIES OF A BITTER DIVIDE.>>Andrew: IT’S PITTING A FIRST NATION AGAINST A SMALL TOWN AND TODAY THE TWO LEADERS HAD A CHANCE TO WORK TOGETHER ON THE ISSUE, BUT INSTEAD AN EMOTIONAL IMPASSE. IT’S EASIER TO UNDERSTAND THE RIFLT WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT THE TOWN AT THE CENTRE OF THIS IS OKA. IN 1990, PROTESTERS FROM THE KANESATAKE FIRST NATION FORMED AN ARMS BARRICADE. THEY WANTED TO STOP A MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE FROM EXPANDING INTO AN AREA CALLED THE PINES. SO THE ENTIRE COUNTRY SAW IMAGES LIKE THIS. A MONTH LONG STANDOFF. AND IT’S THAT SAME PARCEL OF LAND AT THE HEART OF THESE NEW TENSIONS. ALL OF THIS, IS ABOUT AN HOUR WEST OF MONTREAL. HERE’S THE TOWN SITE. AND HERE’S THE NEARBY MOHAWK LAND. BUT THE DEVELOPER WANTS TO GIVE 60 HECTARES OF LAND TO THE KANESATAKE MOHAWKS THROUGH THE ECOLOGICAL GIFTS PROGRAMME. HE ALSO WANTS TO SELL THEM ANOTHER 150 HECTARES. BUT THE MAYOR OF OKA HATES THE IDEA, SAYING HIS TOWN WOULD BE “SURROUNDED BY MOHAWKS”. SO THE CHIEF AND THE MAYOR WERE INVITED TO MEET TODAY IN MONTREAL ALONG WITH FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL OFFICIALS, BUT AS SIMON NAKONECHNY EXPLAINS, IT DID NOT GO WELL.>>Reporter: THEY DIDN’T SHAKE HANDS. THEY DIDN’T TALK. AND AS FAR AS SERGE SIMON IS CONCERNED, HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MAYOR OF OKA IS AT A DEAD END.>>MY COUNCIL AND I DECIDED WE WERE NOT GOING TO GIVE THIS MAYOR ANY MORE IMPORTANCE THAN HE’S LOOKING FOR. SO HE MADE IT CLEAR HE’S NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT HE SEES AS THE TRUTH WHEN HE DESCRIBES MY COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: LAST WEEK, MAYOR PASCAL QUEVILLON TOLD A NEWSPAPER THAT THE LAND DEAL WOULD LEAVE HIS TOWN SURROUNDED BY MOHAWKS. SAY THE CHIEF CALLED THE COMMENTS RACIST AND DEMANDED AN APOLOGY, WHICH DIDN’T COME.>>Reporter: MAYOR QUEVILLON EVEN RAISED THE SPECTER OF THE 1990 ARMS STANDOFF AT OKA. A 78-DAY CRISIS THAT GRIPPED THE COUNTRY. BUT THIS TIME IT WOULD BE THE TOWNS PEOPLE RISING UP.>>I THINK THE ONLY ONE SPEAKING ABOUT ANOTHER CRISIS IS THE MAYOR OF OKA AND YOURSELVES AS MEDIA. WE HAVEN’T GIVEN THAT IMPRESSION OR THAT PERCEPTION.>>Reporter: CHIEF PICARD SAYS THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE MAYOR OF OKA TO BE AT THE TABLE ANYWAY. THAT THE MOHAWKS SHOULD DEAL NATION TO NATION. AND IF OTTAWA HAD RESOLVED THEIR LAND CLAIMS AFTER THE FIRST OKA CRISIS, HE SAYS THERE WOULD BE NO TALK NOW OF A SECOND.>>Andrew: POLICE ANNOUNCED A MAJOR BUST IN ONTARIO. YOU SEE TWO OF THOSE CHARGED WERE EMPLOYEES OF SUNWING AIRLINES. LISA XING TELLS US MORE.>>Reporter: POLICE WOULDN’T SAY MUCH MORE ABOUT THE TWO MEN CHARGED IN A COCAINE TRAFFICKING RING, JUST THAT THEY WORKED AT TORONTO’S PEARSON AIRPORT ACCORDING TO A SOURCE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE INVESTIGATION, BOTH WERE IN AIRPLANE MAINTENANCE.>>THROUGHOUT THE TERM OF OUR INVESTIGATION, WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY A YEAR AND A HALF, IT WAS ONGOING AND HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED PRIOR TO THAT.>>Reporter: THE UNDERCOVER OPERATION LED TO THE ARRESTS OF NINE OTHERS IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE SEIZURE OF $10 MILLION WORTH OF DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL.>>MILLIONS OF DOSES. THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO.>>Reporter: THE FENTANYL SEIZED CAME FROM MEXICO. POLICE SAY THE COCAINE THE SUNWING WORKERS SMUGGLED CAME FROM SOUTH AMERICA. ALL DESTINATIONS THE COMPANY SERVICES. THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF DRUG TRAFFICKING AT CANADIAN AIRPORTS. FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND AIRPORT WORKERS HAVE DONE JAIL TIME, INCLUDING THOSE FROM MONTREAL, WINNIPEG AND TORONTO. AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS ARE A TEMPTING TARGET FOR TRAFFICKERS AND THAT TROUBLES THIS NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT.>>WE HAVE SEEN ALSO PEOPLE WITHIN THE AIRPORT ECOSYSTEM WHO CONTRIBUTED TO ACTUAL TERROR EVENTS. SO IT’S A REAL ENVIRONMENT OF SOPHISTICATED AND BAD ACTORS.>>Reporter: HE SAID IT’S TOUGH TO MONITOR THE THREATS BECAUSE RUNNING AN AIRPORT REQUIRES COORDINATION.>>THEY’RE ALMOST LIKE MINI CITIES. THEY HAVE MULTIPLE LEVELS OF STAKEHOLDERS. SOMETIMES INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AGENCIES AND MULTIPLE PIECES OF LEGISLATION THAT GOVERN THEM.>>Reporter: SUNWING SAYS IT’S WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE RCMP. THE TWO EMPLOYEES ARE SUSPENDED. THEIR SECURITY CLEARANCE REVOKED AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. LISA XING, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: SCANNEDOUSLY DISAPPOINTED, THAT’S HOW HASSAN DIAB FEELS ABOUT THE FINDINGS OF AN INVESTIGATION. IT CONCLUDED CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ACTED PROPERLY. DAVID COCHRANE HAS MORE ON THE SEARCH FOR JUSTICE.>>Reporter: HE SPENT THREE YEARS IN A FRENCH PRISON FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT. HE’S JUST BEEN TOLD THE SYSTEM WORKED.>>WE BOYCOTTED THE REVIEW BECAUSE WE BELIEVED THAT IT WOULD AMOUNT TO A WHITE WASH EXERCISE. IT IS PROFOUNDLY UPSETTING TO SEE OUR CONCERNS AND FEARS MATERIALIZING.>>Reporter: FRANCE IMPRISONED DIAB WHILE IT TRIED TO LINK HIM TO THIS BOMBING OUTSIDE A PARIS SYNAGOGUE. BUT CANADA TURNED HIM OVER TO FRENCH JUSTICE, EVEN THOUGH THE EVIDENCE WAS WEAK AND DIAB HAD AN ALIBI. THE LAWYER SAYS THE REVIEW WAS RIGGED TO EXONERATE THE GOVERNMENT. WITH NO TRANSPARENCY IN THE PROCESS FOR CANADIANS.>>Reporter: THAT CAREER PROSECUTOR IS MURRAY SIEGEL, THE FORMER DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ONTARIO.>>I FOUND THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COUNSEL ACTED TOTALLY PROFESSIONALLY. HE REJECTED CLAIMS THAT THE CANADIAN PROSECUTORS WERE OVERZEALOUS. DIAB IS ANGRY THAT CANADA STEPPED IN AND DIRECTED FRANCE TO REPLACE DISCREDITED EVIDENCE. CANADIAN LAWYERS GOT COURT DELAYS TO ALLOW FRANCE TO DO THAT. BUT WHEN FINGERPRINT SAMPLES DIDN’T MATCH, THE REPORT WAS NEVER SHARED WITH THE FRENCH.>>THIS IS A REPORT THAT EXCUSES ALL THE CONDUCT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. IT ENDORSES ALL OF THE TROUBLING ASPECTS OF THE CURRENT EXTRADITION LAW AND SYSTEM IN CANADA.>>I HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF SYMPATHY FOR DR. DIAB AND HIS FAMILY.>>Reporter: THE JUSTICE MINISTER ACCEPTS THE FINDING THAT HIS DEPARTMENT DID NOTHING WRONG, BUT CAN IMPROVE.>>THERE ARE CERTAINLY RECOMMENDATIONS THERE THAT WILL HELP. YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE A PROCESS BETTER.>>Reporter: 14 RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING TO SHARE EVIDENCE WITH THE DEFENCE, EVEN WHEN THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO DO SO. AND TO SEEK ASSURANCES OF A SPEEDY TRIAL SO CANADIANS WON’T LANGUISH IN A FOREIGN CELL AS DIAB DID. NONE OF WHICH HELPS HIM OR RESTORES WHAT HE LOST.>>MY REPUTATION WAS TARNISHED. MY FINANCIAL SAVINGS WIPED OUT. MY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH DETERIORATED. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I MISSED THE BIRTH OF MY SON AND MORE THAN THREE YEARS OF MY CHILDREN’S LIVES.>>Reporter: HE’S BEEN TOLD THE SYSTEM WORKED FINE. HE SAYS, THE SYSTEM IS THE PROBLEM. DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: THE LONG MARCH TO THE 2020 ELECTION IS WELL UNDER WAY IN THE U.S. AND ON THE DAY THE CONGRESS BEGAN A SUMMER RECESS, TWO DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMEN LOOKED TO END THE PUBLIC SPAT. INFIGHTING WITHIN THE PARTY IS A GIFT FOR THE REPUBLICANS. SO NANCY PELOSI AND ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ MADE A SHOW OF PATCHING THE CRACKS IN CAUCUS. STILL, LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE SHOWS US WHAT REMAINS BELOW THE SURFACE.>>Reporter: AFTER WEEKS OF PUBLIC SPARRING, ALL SMILES. HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI TWEETED THIS PICTURE AND TOLD REPORTERS HER MEETING WITH ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ WAS POSITIVE.>>DO YOU THINK YOU WERE ABLE TO BURY THE HATCHET WITH CONGRESSWOMAN CORTEZ?>>I DON’T THINK THERE WAS A HATCHET.>>Reporter: MAYBE SO, BUT THIS FAMILY HAS BEEN FIGHTING AND ALL THE NEIGHBOURS KNOW ABOUT IT. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, OR A.O.C. IS AMONG THE MOST PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS. A WAITRESS TURNED POLITICIAN WHO KNOCKED OUT A PARTY LEADER IN HER PRIMARY. SHE’S JUST 29. SHE HAS CALLED FOR THE PRESIDENT’S IMPEACHMENT AND PUSHES BACK AGAINST MODERATE LEADERSHIP.>>WE ARE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND WE’RE A HOUSE MAJORITY AND WE NEED TO ACT LIKE IT.>>Reporter: ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ AND THREE OTHER CONGRESSWOMEN OF COLOUR WHO CALL THEMSELVES THE SQUAD, RECENTLY VOTED AGAINST THEIR PARTY OVER A BORDER BILL. NANCY PELOSI DISMISSED THE SOCIAL MEDIA STARS IN AN INTERVIEW SAYING THEY DON’T HAVE ANY FOLLOWING, THEY’RE FOUR PEOPLE AND THAT’S HOW MANY VOTES THEY GOT. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ COUNTERED IN AN INTERVIEW OF HER OWN, CALLING THE MOST POWERFUL DEMOCRAT IN THE COUNTRY, DISRESPECTFUL, ACCUSING PELOSI OF SINGLING OUT NEWLY ELECTED WOMEN OF COLOUR. THE INFIGHTING HAS GIVEN REPUBLICANS AN OPENING.>>President Donald Trump: I REALLY THINK THEY MUST HATE OUR COUNTRY.>>Reporter: DONALD TRUMP HAS ATTACKED THE SQUAD WITH LANGUAGE WIDELY CONDEMNED AS RACIST. AND ACCUSED A.O.C. OF PUSHING HER PARTY DANGEROUSLY TO THE LEFT.>>Reporter: DEMOCRATS APPEAR TO HAVE DECIDED THE BEST WAY TO RESPOND TO THE ATTACKS IS AS A TEAM.>>IT WAS A POSITIVE MEETING.>>Reporter: A UNIFIED MESSAGE. AT LEAST FOR NOW. LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, MORE ON THE MANHUNT IN NORTHERN MANITOBA. WE LOOK AT THE POLICE STRATEGY SO FAR. BUT FIRST… >>Andrew: A DIFFERENT KIND OF WORLD CUP.>>IT’S GOING TO BE INSANE. TO SEE WHO STEPS UP THE PLATE AND WHO DOESN’T.>>Andrew: HOW GAMERS LOOK TO [ * ]>>Andrew: THIS MAY LOOK LIKE A CARTOON THEME PARK, BUT IT’S ACTUALLY A TOP TIER ESPORTS EVENT. IF YOU HAVEN’T PLAYED OR WATCHED “FORTNITE”, YOU PROBABLY KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS. THE GAME BOSTS MORE THAN 250 MILLION REGISTERED USERS AND TONIGHT, THE BEST AMONG THEM BEGIN COMPETING FOR THEIR SHARE OF THE CASH HAUL. TOP PRIZE IN THIS TOURNAMENT NETS YOU A COOL $3.8 MILLION. STEVEN D’SOUZA TAKES US INTO THE BIG LEAGUES.>>Reporter: THEY CAN BARELY SHAVE. SOME AREN’T EVEN OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE. HERE IN THE WORLD OF “FORTNITE”, KIDS DON’T HAVE TO LOOK UP TO THEIR HEROES. IN >>A LITTLE BIT.>>Reporter: NOW, ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM, WHERE TENNIS GREATS, THE WILLIAMS SISTERS, ROGER FEDERER AND PETE SAMPRAS HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED. MORE THAN $40 MILLION CANADIAN. MILLIONS TRY TO QUALIFY. ONLY 100 MADE THE CUT. CANADIAN HAYDEN KRUEGER ARRIVED IN NEW YORK TWO WEEKS AGO, PLAYING 8-12 HOURS A DAY TO PREPARE.>>GOING OVER MY FILM. GOING OVER WHAT MISTAKES WE’VE MADE. OUR GOOD PLAYS. MAKING NEW STRATEGIES. APPLYING THOSE.>>Reporter: THE CALGARY BORN 17-YEAR-OLD IS BEST KNOWN AS ELEVATE. AS A PROFESSIONAL GAMER HE EXPECTS TO MAKE AROUND $150,000 JUST FROM TOURNAMENTS. THAT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING.>>LIKE MY SALARY AND SPONSORSHIP AND TWITCH AND STREAMING REVENUE, BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE TO WATCH ME PLAY. SO IT KIND OF ALL ADDS UP.>>Reporter: CASUALLY ROAMING “FORTNITE” WORLD AND PLAYING THE SHOOTER AGAINST FRIENDS IS FREE, BUT THERE ARE THINGS YOU HAVE TO BUY.>>DEFINITELY HUNDREDS, POSSIBLY, I DON’T WANT TO THINK IT’S THOUSANDS, BUT I REALLY DON’T WANT TO ADD IT UP BECAUSE IT WOULD PROBABLY SQUARE ME.>>Reporter: THAT LUCRATIVE MARKET IS FUELING THE BOOM. A NEW RECORD FOR PRIZE MONEY WILL BE SET NEXT MONTH.>>I THINK THE SHOWMANSHIP IS JUST A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME.>>Reporter: FOR NOW, THOUGH, THE EYES OF THE GAMING WORLD ON ARE CENTRE COURT AND ELEVATE WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY.>>IT’S GOING TO BE INSANE TO SEE REALLY HOW PEOPLE ADAPT AND WHO REALLY STEPS UP TO THE PLATE AND WHO DOESN’T.>>Reporter: FUELING DREAMS OF BIG PAYDAYS, THE GAME IS ANYTHING BUT CHILD’S PLAY. STEVEN D’SOUZA, CBC NEWS, NEW YORK.>>Andrew: THE $3.8 MILLION PRIZE FOR FIRST IS STUNNING EVEN COMPARED TO THE MORE TRADITIONAL SPORTS ON TV. COMPARISON, NOVAK DJOKOVIC AND HALEP, THEY TOOK TOP PRIZES OF $3.8 MILLION AT WIMBLEDON. SO “FORTNITE” MATCHES TENNIS AND BEATS GOLF. WHEN TIGER WOODS WON THIS APRIL AT THE MASTERS, HE WALKED AWAY WITH A PALTRY $2.7 MILLION.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, FROM MISSING PERSONS TO SUSPECTS, WITH EBREAK DOWN THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE NATIONWIDE MANHUNT.>>Andrew: AND BUILDING A LEGACY FOR BLACK COMMUNITIES IN NOVA SCOTIA. HOW ONE GRASSROOTS CAME TO BE.>>I GOT TIRED OF ATTENDING YOUNG MEN’S FUNERALS. IT WAS PAINFUL. CHALLENGED ME TO SAY,>>Ian: WE’RE LIVE ON “THE NATIONAL”. LARGE AREAS OF SIBERIA ARE EXPERIENCING UNPRECEDENTED WILDFIRES THIS YEAR, CAUSED BY HIGHER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND LIGHTNING. MORE THAN 2.3 MILLION HECTARES OF LAND ARE AFFECTED AND HEAVY SMOKE IS DRIFTING CAUSING BREATHING AND VISIBILITY ISSUES.>>>WILD ROAD BLOCK ALONG THE TOUR de FRANCE. THE ROADWAY WAS COVERED IN HAIL. IT MADE IT TOO DIFFICULT FOR CYCLISTS. DURING EARLIER STAGES OF THE RACE, RIDERS PUT UP WITH EXTREME HEAT AS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY SWELTERED UNDER A HEATWAVE.>>>LET’S RETURN TO THE QUESTIONS FROM ONE OF OUR TOP STORIES TONIGHT. IT HAS BEEN FOUR DAYS SINCE TWO YOUNG MEN SUSPECTED IN THREE HOMICIDES IN B.C. LEFT THEIR LAST CLUE. A BURNING VEHICLE PUT THEM NEAR GILLAM, MANITOBA, BUT SINCE THEN NOTHING, DESPITE A GROWING POLICE SEARCH. TODAY, THE RCMP RAISED THE POSSIBILITY THAT KAM McLEOD AND BRYER SCHMEGELSKY COULD HAVE LEFT THE AREA. MAYBE WITH THE HELP OF SOMEONE WHO DIDN’T RECOGNIZE THEM. IF SO, THIS WOULD BE JUST ANOTHER TWIST ON A TRAIL DOTTED WITH PAIN AND QUESTIONS.>>THEY’RE JUST KIDS ON AN ADVENTURE, LIKE, THEY’RE GOOD BOYS.>>Ian: EXACTLY TWO WEEKS AGO, BRYER SCHMEGELSKY LAST KNOWN CONTACT WITH HIS FAMILY, A TEXT TO HIS DAD, SAYING HE AND McLEOD WERE HEADING INTO ALBERTA. THREE DAYS LATER, LUCAS FOWLER AND CHYNNA DEESE ARE FOUND DEAD IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. THE ADVENTURING COUPLE MURDERED. THEIR FAMILIES GUTTED.>>IT’S A LOVE STORY THAT HAS ENDED TRAGICALLY. IT REALLY IS. IT’S THE WORST EVER LOVE STORY.>>Ian: THAT FRIDAY, McLEOD AND SCHMEGELSKY’S TRUCK IS FOUND IN FLAMES OFF ANOTHER B.C. HIGHWAY. NOT FAR AWAY, THE BODY OF U.B.C. LECTURER LEN DYCK, NOW A MURDER VICTIM.>>HE LOVED THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT SO HE FOCUSED ALL HIS ATTENTION ON THAT. HE ALSO WAS FOCUSED ON HIS FAMILY.>>Ian: THE TEENS ARE FIRST LABELLED AS MISSING. ON SUNDAY, THEY GO SHOPPING IN MEADOW LAKE, SASKATCHEWAN. THAT NIGHT, THEIR VEHICLE IS FOUND IN FLAMES. ON TUESDAY, THE RCMP CHANGES THEIR STATUS.>>CAM AND BRYER ARE NO LONGER CONSIDERED MISSING. THE RCMP ARE NOW CONSIDERING KAM McLEOD AND BRYER SCHMEGELSKY AS SUSPECTS.>>Ian: THEN THEY VANISH. AS POLICE SAID TODAY, NO NEW SIGHTINGS. BUT STILL TONIGHT, THE QUESTION IS, EVEN FOR THE RCMP, WHERE ARE THE SUSPECTS? LET’S GET A POLICING PERSPECTIVE FROM GLENN WOODS, FORMER RCMP SUPERINTENDENT AND FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE RCMP BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES BRANCH. HE’S IN OUR OTTAWA STUDIO. I WANT TO START WITH THE VIDEO RELEASED TODAY, FROM EARLIER IN THE WEEK, THE TWO TEENS, AT THAT POINT THEY HADN’T BEEN PUBLICLY IDENTIFIED AS SUSPECT, BUT AS YOU WATCHED THE VIDEO, WHAT DID YOU THINK?>>I WAS TAKEN A LITTLE BIT ABACK BY IT, SIMPLY, BECAUSE THEY DID NOT APPEAR TO BE PANICKED OR UPSET. THEY WERE WALKING THROUGH THE STORE VERY NONCHALANT AND I WAS QUITE SURPRISED THAT THEY WEREN’T SHOWING A LITTLE MORE PARANOIA, TRYING TO AVOID CAMERAS, AND SPENDING ANY LENGTH OF TIME IN A PUBLIC PLACE LIKE THAT.>>Ian: AND DRAWING ON THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES BACKGROUND, DOES THAT TELL YOU OR SUGGEST ANYTHING TO YOU ABOUT THEM?>>WELL, I THINK FIRSTLY, AS YOU SAID, THEY HADN’T BEEN IDENTIFIED AS SUSPECTS YET. THEY MAY HAVE THOUGHT THEMSELVES TO BE INVISIBLE AT THAT POINT. AND SECONDLY, I DON’T THINK WE’RE DEALING WITH HIGHLY EXPERIENCED LIFETIME CRIMINALS. I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE THAT FORENSIC AWARENESS AND ARE THOUGHTFUL LIKE CAREER CRIMINALS ARE. AND IT SHOWS TO ME THE LACK OF EXPERIENCE THAT WE WOULD NORMALLY SEE IN THE EVERYDAY CRIMINAL.>>Ian: I’VE NEVER SEEN A CASE LIKE THIS. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU. BUT I THINK ONE OF THE CHALLENGES FOR THE RCMP IS WHAT IS IN THEIR MIND, WHERE ARE THEY GOING NEXT? THE RCMP FINDS THE BURNED OUT CAR IN NORTHERN MANITOBA AND SO THEY DEPLOY A HUGE SEARCH IN THE WOODS, BUT TODAY THEY’RE SUGGESTING MAYBE THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THESE SUSPECTS AREN’T EVEN THERE. THIS SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY TOUGH INVESTIGATION TO MANAGE.>>WELL, IT IS BECAUSE IT’S GOT SEVERAL MOVING PARTS. EVERY TIME THERE IS A LOCATION WHERE THEY’RE SIGHTED, IT BECOMES ALMOST TREATED LIKE A CRIME SCENE. IF THEY BURN A VEHICLE, IT’S ANOTHER CRIME SCENE. DON’T FORGET, THEY’RE INVESTIGATING THREE HOMICIDES. THEY HAVE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS TO DO WITH RESPECT TO THE INDIVIDUALS TO TRY TO IDENTIFY HISTORY AND GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND INSIGHT INTO HOW THEY’RE THINKING. KEEPING IN MIND HERE, THE FIRST PRIORITY AT THIS POINT FOR THE RCMP IS TO ARREST THESE GUYS AND TO ARREST THEM AND AVOID ANY FURTHER VIOLENCE TO THE POLICE, OR THE SUSPECTS.>>Ian: WE HAVE JUST A FEW SECONDS LEFT. ONE OF THE INTRIGUING THINGS TODAY, THE RCMP SAYING, LOOK, IF SOMEONE HELPED THEM OUT AND DIDN’T REALIZE WHO THEY WERE, THOSE PEOPLE SHOULD COME FORWARD. YOU’VE BEEN IN THAT SITUATION BEFORE, YOU THINK THEY MAY BE ABLE TO COAX — THE RCMP — COAX WITNESSES OUT OF THE WOOD WORK HERE?>>I THINK SO. AND GENERALLY I THINK THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE OFFENCES COMMITTED BY THESE INDIVIDUALS, SO IF IT COULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE FOR THEM TO COME FORWARD REPORTING IT WITHOUT ANY FEELING OF BEING CHARGED, I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE A BIG HELP.>>Ian: THIS IS A TOUGH CASE LOOKING FOR THESE SUSPECTS AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR INSIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU, IAN.>>Ian: BESIDES KEEPING OUR EYE OUT FOR THE SUSPECTS, THERE IS ANOTHER REQUEST FROM THE RCMP TONIGHT. DON’T CREATE OR SHARE RUMOURS ABOUT THE CASE ONLINE. TODAY, THEY HAD TO TRACK DOWN A PHOTO THAT SOME THOUGHT IT WAS KAM McLEOD. IT WAS NOT.>>Andrew: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, BRINGING THE NBA TROPHY TO MONTREAL. THE CANADIAN RAPTOR INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION IN TONIGHT’S MOMENT.>>MAKE ME FEEL GREAT. WITH HIM HERE, I CAN KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. LIKE AN ORDINARY PICKUP GAME, BUT THIS TIP-OFF BETWEEN COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND POLICE WAS ABOUT BUILDING BRIDGES AND FRIENDSHIPS. IT WAS ORGANIZED BY A GROUP CALLED 902 MAN-UP. 902 BEING THE AREA CODE IN NOVA SCOTIA. IT’S A GRASSROOTS GROUP AIMED AT ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSES OF VIOLENCE. TONIGHT WE REVISIT HOW THAT MOVEMENT CAME TO BE.>>WE’VE GOT TO HAVE A LITTLE COMPETITION HERE FOR THE YOUNG UNS. WHO CAN DO THE BEST NAY, NAY.>>I THINK WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE IS THE FACT THAT IT’S A CLOSE-KNIT COMMUNITY. IT’S WELCOMING PLACE. IT’S HOME TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. IT’S A VERY SPECIAL PLACE. BUT THERE ARE ISSUES THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.>>MAN’S WORLD IS ABOUT NO GUIDANCE WITH MORE YOUNG BOYS LIKE ME LOST. NO ROLE MODEL. SO WHEN I SQUEEZE THAT TRIGGER ALL I COULD PICTURE WAS A SINGLE MOTHER TRYING HER BEST. RUNNING UP AND DOWN THAT BLOCK. BECAUSE MONEY WAS A WAY OUT. WE’RE MORE ALIKE THAN YOU KNOW. THERE ARE SIMILARITY IN OUR TRAITS. MAN-UP, BECAUSE WE’RE TIRED OF SEEING MEN DOWN. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>MY NAME IS MARCUS JAMES.>>I’M CO-FOUNDER OF 902 MAN-UP. 902 MAN-UP IS MEN BEING MEN. GIVING BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY. DOING WHAT THEY CAN. NO MATTER HOW BIG THAT LOOKS OR HOW SMALL IT IS. IT’S THEM GIVING BACK AND SHOWING THE COMPASSION AND GIVING BACK WHAT WAS ONCE GIVEN TO THEM.>>WHAT’S UP? HOW ARE YOU?>>I’VE BEEN WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY 27 YEARS. I LIVED IN THE COMMUNITY FOR — GOD, I CAN’T EVEN REMEMBER. MY KIDS ARE FROM THIS COMMUNITY. IT’S HOME.>>MAN-UP, WOO.>>EVERYBODY KNOWS HIM, THAT’S FOR SURE. WE ALL TRY TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER.>>WHAT MOTIVATES ME IS THE FACT THAT I GOT TIRED OF ATTENDING YOUNG MEN’S FUNERALS. THAT WAS VERY PAINFUL. AND TALKING ABOUT IT AND SEEING PEOPLE HURT, I THINK JUST CHALLENGED ME TO SAY, OKAY. WHAT CAN I DO? SO WE PUT A SOCIAL MEDIA CALL OUT AND THE RESPONSE WAS AMAZING. WE HAD OVER 100 BLACK MEN COME AND SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THIS. AND IT JUST STARTED TO DEVELOP FROM THERE. [ * ] IT WAS DIFFICULT. BECAUSE WE HAD TO HAVE THOSE HARD CONVERSATIONS. BECAUSE IT STARTED WITH US AS MATURE BLACK MEN, ASKING OURSELVES, WHERE DID WE DROP THE BALL AS FATHERS, UNCLES? WHERE DID WE DROP THE BALL WITH THESE YOUNG MEN? SO WE HAD TO START THAT HEALING PROCESS, RIGHT, BEFORE WE CAN MOVE ON AND START ENGAGING THE YOUNG MEN. [ * ]>>PEOPLE NEED SUPPORT. AND THAT’S WHAT 902 MAN-UP DOES.>>MY NAME IS CORY RICIN. I KNOW 902 MAN-UP MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE. BY GIVING ME EXTRA TOOLS, GIVING ME THE CONFIDENCE AND THE EXTRA TOOLS TO CARRY ON IN MY JOURNEY.>>OKAY, LOVE YA.>>I WAS INCARCERATED TWICE. AND THE FIRST ONE, I WASN’T READY TO CHANGE. BUT THE SECOND TIME, I WAS IN AND I’M LOOKING, I’M LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT, THINGS NEED TO CHANGE, BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO KEEP COMING IN AND OUT, IN AND OUT, IN AND OUT. I CAN’T DO THAT.>>ALWAYS. YEAH.>>NICE. * THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO BE [LAUGHTER] [LAUGHTER] * GIVE ME A MINUTE >>902 MAN-UP SPEAKS TO EVERYBODY INDIVIDUALLY. THERE IS NOT A CERTAIN CRITERIA THAT YOU HAVE TO FIT. THIS IS LIKE YOU COME IN, YOU ENGAGE. THEY ATTACK ISSUES THAT YOU HAVE. OKAY, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM HERE, HERE, HERE. LET’S ADDRESS THEM. LET’S FIX THEM. [ * ] WE HAVE TO BE WANTING AND WILLING TO CHANGE.>>WHAT’S UP, NEPHEW? WHAT YOU SAY?>>HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>NOT TOO BAD.>>YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THIS?>>THAT’S THE NEW BROCHURE. INFORMATION ON THE GROUP AND EVERYTHING. NICE PHOTO OF YOU.>>YEAH.>>SO THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO BE HANDING OUT TO THE PUBLIC WHEN IT COMES TO INFORMATION SESSIONS. THAT’S WHAT THEY’LL RECEIVE.>>MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS YOUNG MAN IS UNDESCRIBABLE. IT REALLY IS. RIGHT? BECAUSE TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, I THOUGHT I LOST HIM AT ONE POINT IN TIME. AND HE KNOWS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. I THOUGHT I FAILED AS WELL. BECAUSE I’M EXTREMELY CLOSE TO HIM. BUT TO SEE HIM TODAY, AND IT’S A LEARNING CURVE FOR ME. 902 MAN-UP HAS HELPED BOTH OF US TO EVOLVE, RIGHT, AND TO BE ABLE TO — BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO DO AS BLACK MEN IS BE ABLE TO EXPRESS OUR FEELINGS TO EACH OTHER. RIGHT. YOU KNOW, IT’S EASY TO PULL A TRIGGER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT IT’S DIFFICULT TO LOOK AT A BROTHER AND SAY –>>HAVE DIALOGUE WITH THEM.>>HAVE DIALOGUE, LOOK HIM IN HIS EYES AND SAY I LOVE YOU. THAT’S DIFFICULT FOR US. RIGHT? 902 MAN-UP HAS ALLOWED US TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.>>IT MEANS A LOT, THANK YOU.>>LOVE YOU. YOU KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW THAT.>>IT’S GOING TO BE A GOOD TIME.>>WE GOT TO –>>I GOT THAT. YOU GOT TO GO TO JOYCE –>>I DON’T THINK IT’S SO MUCH ISSUES WE’RE IDENTIFYING AS ISSUES THAT NEVER BEEN ADDRESSED. YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE DOING. WHETHER THAT’S JUSTICE, EDUCATION, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, LACK OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU KNOW OPPORTUNITY. WE’RE LOOKING AT ALL THOSE, RIGHT? AND SOME CASES, WE’RE ABLE. IN SOME CASES WE’RE ABLE TO ADDRESS IT. IN OTHER CASES, IT’S ABOUT FINDING THOSE RESOURCES AND MAKING THEM AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITY, IN THE COMMUNITY, BY COMMUNITY. AND THAT’S IT RIGHT THERE.>>THAT’S A GOOD MOVE, MAN.>>YOU GETTING YOUR GED.>>I’M GOING TO TRY.>>YOU’RE NOT GOING TO TRY, YOU’RE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. SHOWING UP EVERY DAY.>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT 902 MAN-UP, WHAT WE DO SO WELL. THAT IS WHAT MAKES OUR GROUP SUCCESSFUL. WE DON’T RELY ON GOVERNMENT RESOURCES. WE UNDERSTAND, WE RECOGNIZE A NEED AND WE ADDRESS IT. IT’S COMMUNITY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY.>>I CAN’T PUT IT TOGETHER.>>REMEMBER WHAT YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT. ONE DAY AT A TIME, ONE STEP AT A TIME. DON’T RUSH IT. DON’T RUSH IT. HAVE A GOOD DAY.>>LOVE YOU.>>LOVE YOU, MAN.>>YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY. [ * ] HOT DOGS IN THE CITY RIGHT HERE, BUDDY.>>LET ME KNOW. I’LL GRAB MORE.>>YOU HAVE YOUR HIGH POINTS, YOUR LOW POINTS, YOU DO, RIGHT?>>WE GOT MORE OVER HERE.>>BUT WHAT REALLY KEEPS YOU GOING IS WHEN YOU SEE A YOUNG MAN SUCH AS CORY.>>THE THREE-POINT COMPETITION, COME HERE, LET ME TAKE YOUR NAME DOWN.>>TURNING HIS LIFE COMPLETELY AROUND AND ACCOMPLISH AND OVERCOME BARRIERS THAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY, OKAY, HIS LIFE IS OVER. NO, IT’S NOT. NO, IT’S NOT. WHEN I SEE THAT AND I SEE HIM DOING SO WELL, THAT’S IT RIGHT THERE. THAT’S THE PAYOFF RIGHT THERE. [ * ]>>SEEING HIM GET TO THAT NEXT LEVEL AND THEN HIM TURN AROUND AND GIVE BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY AND PROVIDE THOSE SAME TYPE OF SUPPORTS TO YOUNGER MEN AND WOMEN COMING UP BEHIND HIM.>>WHEN YOU HAVE A COLLECTIVE SAYING THINGS TO YOU, IT JUST HITS HARDER. IT’S JUST LIKE, OKAY. AND THEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEM AND YOU KNOW THEM AND IT’S COMING FROM A GENUINE PLACE.>>COMMUNITY!>>MAN-UP.>>IT’S LIKE, WE’RE ALL FOR THE SAME STRUGGLE. WE’RE ALL FOR THE SAME GOALS. WE’RE ALL — YOU KNOW WHAT? WE’RE A TEAM HERE. LET’S GET IT, LET’S GET IT.>>PEACE, YEAH!>>Andrew: WE DO HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE STORY. CORY, WHO YOU MET IN THE PIECE, IS STILL COMMITTED TO HELPING HIS COMMUNITY. IN FACT, THROUGH 902 MAN-UP, HE’S NOW WORKING WITH CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES TO HELP INMATES TRANSITION SUCCESSFULLY BACK INTO SOCIETY.>>Ian: UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”, A HOME COMING CELEBRATION FOR A CANADIAN RAPT IN OUR “MOMENT”. BUT FIRST. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PLANET EARTH DODGED A COSMIC BULLET ON WEDNESDAY. AN ASTEROID WHIZZED BY. WAY CLOSER TO US THAN THE MOON.>>75,000 KILOMETRES IS ACTUALLY A REALLY, REALLY CLOSE SHAVE.>>Ian: WHAT MAKES THIS IS UNSETTLING IS NO ONE SAW IT COMING UNTIL DAYS BEFORE. IF IT HIT, IT COULD HAVE DONE WHAT WE SEE IN THE MOVIES.>>BASED ON THE SIZE AND VELOCITY COMING IN, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AKIN TO A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING. ENOUGH TO LEVEL A CITY.>>Ian: PLENTY OF SCIENTISTS WATCHED THE SKY. LARGE FACILITIES ARE DEVOTED TO IT.>>BUT THEY’RE ALL DOING THAT AT NIGHT. IN ORDER TO FIND ONES THAT ARE UP DURING THE DAY, WE NEED A WHOLE OTHER PLAN FOR THAT AND THAT IS SATELLITES IN SPACE DOING OBSERVATIONS OF THE SKY IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SUN AND THAT IS A LOT HARDER TO DO AND WE HAVE A LOT LESS TECH DOING THAT.>>Ian: WHAT HAPPENS IF THE NEXT SURPRISE VISITOR IS HEADED RIGHT FOR US?>>WHEN IT COMES TO DISCOVERING AN ASTEROID THAT IS GOING TO HIT EARTH IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO, THE BEST WE CAN DO IS CLEAR AREAS WE THINK IT MIGHT HIT.>>Andrew: YOU MIGHT REMEMBER CHRIS BOUCHER, THE TORONTO RAPTOR WHO WORE A GIANT CANADIAN FLAG AROUND THE SHOULDERS AFTER THE WIN. HE’S THE ONLY ACTUAL CANADIAN ON THE TEAM. ONE OF HIS GOALS IS TO PUT MONTREAL ON THE BASKETBALL MAP. TODAY, HE GOT CLOSER. BRINGING THE COVETED TROPHY TO THE CITY. PEOPLE PACKED PARKS SURROUNDING BOUCHER, MANY WHO WANT TO BE JUST LIKE HIM. AND THE MONTREALERS HE INSPIRED, THEY’RE OUR MOMENT.>>YOU WANT TO PLAY IN THE NBA ONE DAY?>>HE’S A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR THE REST OF THE KIDS LOOKING UP TO HIM. A LOT OF OUR PLAYERS HAVE NBA ASPIRATIONS, SO HE SHOWS THAT IT’S VERY POSSIBLE AND WITHIN THEIR POWER. TO SEE A GUY FROM MONTREAL BRING NBA TROPHY, IT’S UNBELIEVABLE FOR REAL.>>ALL HIS HARD WORK, HE BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER. BY BRINGING ALL THESE KIDS TOGETHER AND MAKING THEM SEE IT’S POSSIBLE, IT’S A WONDERFUL FEELING.>>WE ALWAYS SAY ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, BUT HE’S THE LIVING PROOF.>>Andrew: WHETHER IT’S MEETING A BASKETBALL PLAYER, MOVIE STAR, IT CAN BE SO PROFOUND TO MEET SOMEONE WHOM YOU IDOLIZE AND THAT IS SOMETHING YOU KNOW YOU DON’T FORGET IN YOUR LIFETIME. AND EVEN SOMEONE IN CHRIS BOUCHER’S POSITION MAY NOT REALIZE THE BIG IMPACT, BUT GOOD TO SEE THE FOLKS LOOKING UP TO HIM.>>Ian: HE’S PART OF THE NEW GENERATION OF CANADIAN NBA PLAYERS AND PROSPECTS. WE’VE HAD STEVE NASH, HE WON THE M.V.P. TWICE AND NOW HAD A NBA CHAMPION, THE RAPTORS. IMAGINE IF THOSE TWO THINGS CAME TOGETHER? THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR FRIDAY, JULY 26. GOOD NIGHT.>>Andrew: GOOD NIGHT. [ * ]

    Celebrating Chinese American’s contribution to the Golden Spike Railroad
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    Celebrating Chinese American’s contribution to the Golden Spike Railroad

    August 15, 2019


    68, 73, 78. IT DOES COOL DOWN A LITTLE BIT MONDAY. AND THERE WILL BE SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS NEXT WEEK. NOTHING LIKE WE SAW THE LAST TWO DAYS. IT DOES COOL BACK DOWN TO THE LOW 70s. SURAE, I LOVE THIS FORECAST FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. BACK TO YOU. Surae: I THINK YOU WON’T BE THE ONLY ONE. THANK YOU, DAN. Dan: YOU’RE WELCOME. Surae: WE ARE APPROACHING THE 150th GOLDEN SPIKE RAILROAD ANNIVERSARY. IT WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE CONTRIBUTION OF CHINESE RAILROAD WORKERS. THIS YEAR, THE CHINESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IS MAKING SURE THEIR ANCESTORS GET RECOGNIZED FOR THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS THEY HAD BUILDING THE RAILROAD. JOINING US WE HAVE MICHAEL AND MARGARET FROM THE CHINESE RAILROAD WORKERS DESCENDERS ASSOCIATION. WELCOME. Guest: THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. Surae: THE 150th ANNIVERSARY, LONG HISTORY. IT’S A TIME WE SHOULD NOT FORGET THE HISTORY OF BUILDING THIS COUNTRY. Guest: CERTAINLY. THE 150 YEARS HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS. WE’VE KNOWN THE ANNIVERSARY WAS COMING UP. AND WE WANTED TO CELEBRATE THIS. AND REALLY TELL THE STORY OF THE CHINESE RAILROAD WORKERS, WHICH HASN’T BEEN TOLD VERY WELL FOR THE LAST 150 YEARS. Surae: IN LARGE PART, IT’S BEEN IGNORED. NOT REALLY IN HISTORY BOOKS. SO THIS IS A PRIME TIME TO REALLY TELL PEOPLE AND BRING THIS TO LIGHT TO PEOPLE OF THE NEXT GENERATION. Guest: ABSOLUTELY. SO WE’RE PLANNING A CONFERENCE NEXT WEEK TO DO JUST THAT. WE WANT TO TELL PEOPLE OUR STORY. AND LET THEM UNDERSTAND THAT THE CHINESE AND REALLY THE ASIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAS BEEN IN THIS COUNTRY FOR MORE THAN 150 YEARS. WE’VE BEEN PART OF AMERICA. AND HE ARE AS AMERICAN AS ANYBODY ELSE. Surae: THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD, IT REALLY CONNECTED US FROM ALL THE STATES. TELL US THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS HUGE UNDERTAKING. Guest: YOU HAVE TO THINK AT THE TIME, WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A CIVIL WAR THAT DIVIDED THE COUNTRY. WHEN WE STARTED THE TR TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD, WE WERE STILL FIGHTING THE WAR. AFTER THE WAR, WE WERE ABLE TO REUNITE THE COUNTRY NORTH AND SOUTH AS WELL AS EAST AND WEST. PEOPLE FROM FREED SLAVES TO CIVIL WAR VETERANS, IRISH, ITALIAN, GREEK, AND MORMONS, ALL WORKED ON IT WITH THE CHINESE. IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO COME TOGETHER. Surae: OF COURSE, WE HAVE THAT RICH HISTORY HERE IN UTAH AS WELL. SO EVEN MORE SO TO CELEBRATE, RIGHT, MARGARET? Guest: YES. AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A CONFERENCE TO TELL THE STORY. OUR CONFERENCE IS AT THE MARRIOTT HOTEL. IT STARTS MAY 8th TO MAY 11th. HOPING THAT EVERYBODY WILL COME TO JOIN US TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE STORY. Surae: I MEAN, PEOPLE DIED BUILDING THIS. THERE’S SO MUCH. AND THEN, ALSO FOLLOWING THAT, SO MUCH DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE ASIAN COMMUNITY. SO IT IS THAT MUCH MORE IMPORTANT TO REALLY REMEMBER WHAT THE CHINESEAMERICANS DID. Guest: ABSOLUTELY. WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE RAILROAD, IS AS SIGNIFICANT AS THE BUILDING OF THE RAILROAD. AFTER WE HAVE THIS LARGE INFLUX OF CHINESE THAT COME TO THE UNITED STATES, WE SEE A GROWING ANIMUS AGAINST THAT COMMUNITY. THEY BELIEVED WE WERE TAKING JOBS. AND YOU HEAR THAT EVEN NOW WITH NEW IMMIGRANTS. THAT THEY TAKE JOBS. THEY DRIVE DOWN WAGES. AND THAT ACTUALLY LED TO THE FIRST TIME AMERICA EVER EXCLUDED A RACE FROM COMING TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1882. Surae: SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN AND CELEBRATE. AGAIN, IT IS MAY 8th THROUGH THE 11th AT THE SALT LAKE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN CITY CREEK. AND IF YOU WANT MORE

    Making My Anvil: Railroad Track to Frankanvil!
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    Making My Anvil: Railroad Track to Frankanvil!

    August 15, 2019


    So here’s my question how many times
    have you hit yourself in the face with a hammer? And there is a point to this
    question. By the way I have never hit myself in the face with a hammer… At
    least not that I can remember. Today we’re talking about anvils, this anvil,
    and what I’m about to do with it, as well as how it was made and all that.
    Let’s take a look at this real quick, just a quick overview. This was made out
    of two pieces of railroad track. Now this piece of railroad track here , you can see
    look there we go. That was my original chunk, mkay. That was about 45 pounds, I
    got it for about 50 bucks… I think that’s including the shipping,
    off of ebay. This front piece then is a second piece I got through my work for
    free which is the best price and I guess it was 20 pounds I think. I cut this
    section out right here with my torch. Welded them together is close to through
    welded as I could… And then there’s this. This is what really made this an anvil, for me. And what this is, is a piece of forklift tine. So probably 40140. I cut this piece off of this forklift tine that I found, again, for free
    very lucky, annealed it put a hardy hole in it and a pritchel hole… welded it on and
    then hardened the whole thing. We’re gonna jump back in time now and take a
    look at that whole process pretty quickly… Spend a little bit more time
    on the actual quench because it was really cool. So why did I ask that
    question about hitting yourself in the face with a hammer? Well really the point
    is we’re talking about rebound. Rebound is something that’s discussed a lot when
    you look at anvils and it has to do with how much work the anvil is doing for you.
    You can do plenty of work on a softer anvil that has very little rebound… but
    the most rebound you get is when you hit the anvil face directly! Don’t do
    that and don’t lean over your work, you won’t hit yourself in the face with a
    hammer. Here what I’m doing is just burning out
    what I couldn’t drill out for the hardy hole and then later on I file it though I didn’t actually show any of that here That took a long time it really did
    it would have been a lot easier if I’d done this step first, Annealing it to
    get it nice and soft. Did have to do that before I’d be able to weld it though. And
    then I cleaned up all the scale got it nice and smooth
    it’s another bonus of this particular piece which was already very flat and
    having a very nice flat reference surface on your anvil can make things
    like straightening knives much easier Now to get this all welded together I had
    to do a little editing to the geometry here. Had to make enough room for the
    nozzle of the welder to be able to reach all the way into the center and weld
    from the center out to get this as solid as possible and that groove I put in
    there made it so that I could sort of walk the cup as it’s called, tilting the the
    nozzle up-and-down got a really nice solid weld. I’ve got to preheat it next
    using my my torch and that’s just to get it hot enough to weld well and to stop
    it from cracking since it’s a carbon steel. Carbon steels are very likely
    to crack if you don’t preheat. Now after I had it welded on I noticed that the
    edge of it was way in the way for getting to the horn, so I cut in this table
    feature as well which is also useful geometry but mostly it was clearance so I
    wouldn’t smash my hand when using the horn. While I had it all prepped and
    ready I figured I’d add some more support to the heel here, both to
    reinforce it there so it wouldn’t bend or break off and also to add some
    surface area to the bottom of the anvil so that when you hit on the heel it
    doesn’t want to pivot. I tested it just with my hand and you know slamming
    down with my hand on the heel there before I extended the bottom of the
    anvil you would try and lift up the front that’s no good.
    I’m drilling out the Pritchel hole and I definitely cut out the part where I
    broke up drill bit and made it to ten times longer than it should have. Try not
    to do that. And now it’s just building up you know a box out of some of the soft
    fire brick and putting my two Forge burners in either side and then time for the cavalry to arrive. Thank you so much my
    friends Shawn and Blue and Celestia and Ray and my partner Sam. Without your help I would not have been able to do this at least not safely and
    when playing with a piece of steel that big that hot safety is important. We did
    a dry run of this first making sure everything would work. I made sure that
    the chain would fit and hold tight (oh it was a chain link slipping over the
    angle iron) yeah yeah it wasn’t the chain slipping keep your eye on the side of
    the anvil in this next clip you’ll see it. (it is not glass hard it is
    not as hard as a knife but it is a heck of a lot harder than when I started
    because when we started it would just cut in like butter. Now it hardly even
    makes a sound) There it is. Nice big crack. I was able to grind this out and weld it solidly from the center out and it’s not a problem but…. oooh boy. So now I have a hard face it doesn’t completely skate a file everywhere but
    files are pretty hard so whatever. The overall weight of this thing is now 85
    pounds and it does a good deal of work but it’s too flexible so to make this
    better I’m gonna add some steel to it. I went to
    the metal store to get some stuff for my next project…. Which is gonna be super
    cool …. and found in their little off-cut pile… six inch by half inch by… I think
    this is a foot long… pieces of steel it’s real real close to the size for fitting
    in there. like really close. But then let’s look down at what’s under that. Underneath here we have a
    custom fabricated stand pretty simple little tripod but as you can see it’s on
    a piece of wood and that wood was on some caulking and that’s to reduce the
    shock now that’s all well and good but that wood is not holding up well now
    what can I do to fix this to improve this situation I’m very excited about
    this can you come let me show you what I picked up this is a one-inch thick 10
    inch wide and 14 inch long of mild steel I’m not getting any work done I’m just
    talking to a camera I haven’t explained why I have this yet so what I’m going to
    use this for I’m not gonna add it onto the end oh no I understand I’m gonna
    replace that piece of wood I had 40 pounds to what’s probably the 20 pounds
    stand already at 36 pounds the side of the anvil and increase its rigidity fixing the stand making it more rigid
    like that and more massive will absolutely help me and will do more work
    and then after I do that adding steel to the sides will better support the face
    the end will that big mass of steel up there and stop it from flexing as much
    and even though it’s mild steel it’s going to be an inch thick on both sides
    that I’m adding in that absolutely no way am I actually getting 20 amps there
    you go some nice lumpy gross looking welds why so lumpy well same reason why
    I didn’t record doing the welding there’s a problem with my welder or the
    circuit here I’m not sure which and it blows the breaker about oh five seconds
    into welding just some quick tacks did not expect that to blow the record but
    now let’s see how long it does take to blow that breaker I mean it’s the first one that circuits
    called right now but that’s usually blown by now okay whatever and ten
    seconds later there is and now each time it gets shorter and shorter nice and
    solidly welded all the way around that took forever I got to make some
    brackets to bolt this down real quick and I decided to weld some bolts on and
    you know bracket it from the top rather than drilling through because that’s an
    inch of steel and since the engine doesn’t happen as well also with the
    size stock I had available is easy to just drift these holes out rather than
    drilling larger holes and more fun to two of these and then I gotta bend them
    I thought to myself I could do this hot sure sure
    but how would I hold in hit yeah this is quarter-inch mild steel I could probably
    just stick it in a vise and beat it into shape real quick and I was right I’m
    gonna take the weld down where I have to and leave all the rest of it there’s no
    point in grinding it that welds getting taken down just so I can weld those
    bolts directly on and then I’m just gonna pop the brackets on and let the
    remaining you know shape come from just tightening them down really hard which
    worked fine especially on the back one the shape of the bottom the end was very
    irregular there there it goes that’s really solid measuring this out
    now I’m gonna get one of these two plates to fit in under the edge of the
    railroad track because that way it’ll be flush with the side and the next one can
    get to go flat up against it touching all the way along the way of space these
    out as well I will only need to grind the top well and I don’t need to grind
    those welds on the inside part she’s really nice again preheating it
    it’s really fun doing that after you’ve been doing a bunch of grinding by the
    way cuz all the grinding dust like flares up all pretty but it’s not all
    smooth sailing so that was bad sound okay it it just
    broke attack on the far side hey my heart stopped that was real loud right
    next to my head geez there’s always a small chance that I’m
    gonna do this and the whole thing is just gonna crack all apart not really be
    awful this video it might end with me buying a new animal because I don’t know
    when to stop pushing my luck oh boy I’m gonna hit this with some heat see if
    I can’t stop it from cracking all those pieces oh and stop making noises oh well
    it up as best I can and you’ll notice I’m not having to stop nearly so often
    now and that’s because I did fix my breaker problem and got 30 amps to work
    with instead of definitely not 20 there we go welded nicely on the first one on
    the bottom and nice and solid on the top painting it over to stop it from
    cracking let’s just take it for granted that I did that grinding it’s pretty war
    but not warm enough and then that free heating this went much smoother it did
    take a long time but ooh shiny now this is one of those hidden costs of making
    your own anvil I used two ten pound spools of wire and two and a half tanks
    of gas in addition to the steel cost that is not a significant cost so it’s
    not pretty but it is done you know very strange look to it are you
    straight up and down and those welds I mean some of them are pretty so you can
    see I’m doing multiple passes to make sure I’m getting as good of a bond as I
    can and that leads to not the prettiest final look but the goal here is not to
    be pretty it’s just to be pretty solid just by letting the hammer drop onto the
    surface you can already tell it has much more rebound than it did before because
    it’s more supported watch the difference now pretty good now watch on the end
    here it’s a lot more energy returned to the Hammerhead to kick it back up
    and keep it going if I already use this anvil for 10 years I would expect the
    horn to fall off I would expect something in the inside to crack but I’m
    probably not going hopefully not going to be using it that long I’m happy with
    it I want to give it a test what he
    I’d say that’s a dramatic improvement thank you all so much as always for
    watching this far and please we can give it a like subscribe share it with some
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    If You’re Broke Or Struggling Financially, Follow These Steps To Change Your Financial Situation

    August 15, 2019


    – Hey, this is Stefan from projectlifemastery.com,
    and in this video I wanna talk to you about how to change your financial situation. So if you’re watchin’ this right now and you’re
    broke and you’re struggling financially, then this is probably one of the most important
    videos for you to watch. I really hope that you watch this to the end,
    you watch it again and again, and most importantly, that you actually apply what I’m gonna share
    with you, the advice, the recommendation, and the steps that I’m gonna advise for you
    to do, because a lot of what I’m gonna share with you are things that might be different
    that what you’re doing right now. And that’s a good thing, because if you’re
    broke and struggling financially then what you’re doing right now is not working, ’cause
    what you’ve been doing has gotten you into a financial situation where you can’t afford
    something or you can’t invest in yourself, or you can’t, you have to say no to certain
    opportunities that come up that can change or improve your life for the better. And so you should never be in that situation
    to begin with, because if you’re broke and struggling and you can’t afford things or
    you don’t have money, and I get a lot of people that send me messages and emails and they
    say, “Stefan, I’d love to invest in this course, I’d love to change my life, I’d love to do
    this or that”, but they can’t because they don’t have money. They can’t afford it. And that’s sad, because like I said, you’re
    missing out on a lot of opportunities that could then improve and change your life for
    the better. You’ve always gotta be prepared for that because
    there will be opportunities that arise that you’ve gotta have the financial means to be
    able to utilize and take advantage of, especially if you wanna maximize your potential, create
    financial abundance, build a business, create a certain lifestyle for yourself. So if you’re broke and you’re struggling,
    then it’s telling you a few things. Number one, maybe that you’re young, in which
    case it might be acceptable not to have money, because when you’re young you haven’t yet
    accumulated enough years of work to be able to save money and put money aside. You know, if you’re 16 years old and you’ve
    never had a job before, then yeah, it makes sense why you wouldn’t have any money. But if you’re in your 20s, if you’re in your
    30s, if you’re in your 40s or 50s or 60s and you’re still broke, you still don’t have money,
    you still can’t afford, you know, little things to invest in yourself, to improve your life
    or whatever it might be, then that’s tellin’ me you’re doin’ something wrong. You’re either making money, hopefully you
    are, right, I assume you are, if you actually have internet connection, you’re watchin’
    this video right now, you have a smartphone or if you have a computer, you know, you’re
    obviously making some amount of money to be able to support, you know, and survive and
    have a certain lifestyle. It might not be what’s ideal for you right
    now, but you’re either making money but you’re not managing it properly. You’re just livin’ month to month, paycheck
    to paycheck. You’re not actually havin’ a positive cash
    flow, and you’re not saving your money, you’re not putting it aside, you’re not making smart
    decisions with your money. And if that’s the case, we’ve gotta address
    that because giving you more money is not gonna then solve your money management issues. You have to first learn how to manage money,
    ’cause if you can’t manage a dime out of a dollar, you’re not gonna manage, you know,
    $100000 or $1 million if you don’t first start and learn how to manage with a small amount
    of money. Or it’s also telling me that you’ve made some
    poor decisions financially that have gotten you into a situation of not having money,
    of being broke or whatever it is. And maybe you made some poor investment decisions,
    maybe you’ve, you know, filed for bankruptcy, maybe you’ve gotten a lot of debt, right? And again, you should not be in those situations
    to begin with because you should never invest all of your money into something. You’ve gotta have the money management IQ
    and skills to know that you’ve gotta have savings, you gotta have an emergency fund,
    and you’ve gotta make sure that you’re educated on how to manage money. And I’m doing this video because, again, a
    lot of people send me messages and tell me, “I don’t have money, I don’t have money”. And, you know, this is a video that I’m gonna
    send people to whenever they say that to help ensure they get on their feet financially
    so they’re not in that situation again. So again, I really hope that you actually
    have an open mind because some of what I’m gonna share with you, you’re not gonna maybe
    like because it is gonna require a change in thinking, a change in behavior, a change
    in habits if you wanna get yourself out of the situation that you’re in right now. It’s gonna require you takin’ responsibility
    because, whether you like it or not, if you’re struggling, if you’re broke financially, there’s
    no one else to blame for that but yourself. And I hate to say that, but that’s the first
    step of anything. You’ve gotta take ownership and responsibility,
    ’cause as long as you’re blaming someone else, you’re not gonna have the power to change
    it. The moment that you take on the responsibility
    for whatever’s happened to you financially, and you take on that ownership, that responsibility
    for your life being the way that it is, whether, you know, maybe you’ve been in a marriage
    and you got divorced, you got screwed over, well you’re still responsible for that because
    you’re the one that chose that partner, that made the decisions that have gotten you to
    that point that you might be in right now. So taking responsibility, ownership, that’s
    what gets the power back in your hands to actually do something about your situation
    and make those changes. As long as you’re blaming others and it’s
    because of the economy or my boss or my former employer or my business partner or whatever
    it is, again, as long as you’re blaming, you have no power. You have no ownership or power to change your
    situation to be able to get yourself back on track. So accept the fact that whatever decisions
    that you’ve made, and maybe not even your conscious decisions, but whatever you’ve attracted
    in your life, and I’m not sure if you believe in the law of attraction, but you attract
    and you manifest things into your life based on who you are and how you show up, your mindset,
    your attitude. You know, oftentimes people attract negative
    people into their life, they attract scarcity, they attract problems and drama because that’s
    what they’re puttin’ out there. You know, you attract what you put out, and
    you get comin’ back to you. So takin’ that responsibility is really the
    first step, alright? Now, let’s talk about what you would do if
    you’re broke and struggling financially. And by the way, this is advice that I would
    give myself, because there was once a time in my life where I was broke and I was struggling
    financially, I was living on my friend’s couch. I had credit card debt, you know, I was barely
    survivin’, and I was able to get myself out of that situation to where I am today, at
    31 years old being a multi-millionaire. And it’s because of these steps that I went
    through, and I wish I knew them a lot earlier because I would’ve gotten myself out of that
    situation a lot faster, and the reason why I was in that situation was because of the
    decisions that I made. And it wasn’t ’til I took that ownership,
    that responsibility, I said, “You know what, I got no one else to blame but myself. You know, I’ve made these decisions, and now
    I’m the only person that’s gonna be able to change this and I can’t expect anyone else
    to pull me out of this”. So I created a plan for myself that would
    get myself out of that situation to be able to change my life for the better, and that’s
    what I wanna share with you guys. So I’m gonna write this out for you and give
    you guys a few different steps of what I would do and what I would recommend for you guys. So the first thing, the first thing you need,
    you need a vehicle for making money, ‘kay? A vehicle for making money. And a vehicle in the sense of a job, a business,
    or whatever that might be, for making immediate short-term money, okay? So for a lot of you that are watchin’ this
    right now, you’re broke, you’re strugglin’ financially, my number one answer to you would
    be get a job. Okay? Get some sort of vehicle that can immediately
    start making you some money. And I don’t care what that is, but it has
    to be something that can provide for you immediately. So a lot of people, you know, come to me and
    say, “Stefan, well I don’t have any money, so I’m gonna start a business”. And oftentimes, that’s the worst thing for
    you to do because a business is not like a job, where a job you get paid for the hours
    that you put in. A business is something that you’re putting
    in time, you’re putting in energy, you’re putting in money into something, but you’re
    not getting paid back immediately for it. Really what you’re getting is you’re investing
    into something that has the potential to pay you back in the future. So a business, for most people, is not the
    solution to this. Before you start a business, I actually recommend
    that you have a job and you learn how to manage some money so that you can actually start
    your business with some money that you can then invest in your business. You can invest in the right training, the
    right education, and really start it off the right way so that you can really succeed and
    prosper the best way possible. So the vehicle would be, you know, getting
    a job. It could be a business if you already have
    one, but again, that’s only something that’s already providing you money. Immediate cashflow is what you need, okay? You’re not gonna get rich quick, alright? If you think that, “Hey, you know, if I buy
    this course or if I start selling on Amazon, whatever, next month, the next 30 days, I’m
    gonna make all this money and solve my financial situation”. It’s not gonna work like that. It can take a long time before you really
    start makin’ money in a business, and especially to profit from it. So keep that in mind and understand that. Now, you might already have a job, you might
    already have a business. The business could even be like a freelance
    business where you’re getting paid, maybe you get some clients and you’re doin’ some
    freelance work and you’re gettin’ paid for every job that you do or every contract, great,
    okay. But that is something that you need, and if
    you don’t have a job, you gotta get one, okay? And beggars can’t be choosers, so I don’t
    care if it’s workin’ at McDonald’s, I don’t care if it’s, whatever that you can get for
    now, no matter what amount of money that it pays, take that as a way for you to make immediate
    money, okay? And especially if you’re in that situation
    where you’re, you know, broke and struggling, you’ve gotta get something going. And it might not be what’s ideal. That’s okay, but at least get a job. If it’s at McDonald’s, great. You’re makin’ minimum wage. Do that, but simultaneously, maybe you could
    be looking for a better job and a better opportunity that could make you some more money that is
    more ideal for, you know, being able to help yourself get on your feet financially. So that’s what I would do. I know for myself, I did physical labor, I
    did construction work when I was broke and I was struggling. And I hated every minute of it, you know,
    havin’ to go on job sites, and I was doin’ demolition work, I was doing insulation in
    buildings and drywall and painting and all those things that, you know, I’d have to get
    on the train and go an hour at six o’clock in the morning, and I’d get, you know, be
    covered in sawdust and dirt, and you know, I’d be all day working, physically exhausted,
    and then I’d come all the way back home on the train, and I’d repeat that same cycle
    every single day. And the benefit of doing physical labor was
    I was actually able to make a little bit more money. I think I was making about $20 an hour, because
    you can often get more for doing trade-type work like that. And that was perfect for me because it allowed
    me to have a vehicle to make money, it allowed me to put money aside, to save money and help
    myself get back on my feet financially. So when getting a job or a business, whatever
    it is, the main goal is to make money. It’s not doin’ your passion, it’s not doin’
    what you love or anything like that. It’s just primarily to get yourself out of
    the situation that you are right now, to get yourself back on your feet financially. I know a lot of people, what they do, a lot
    of friends, that they’d go out and they’d work on the oil rigs. You know, there’s oil rigs here in Canada,
    different parts of the world. They’d go out, it’s brutal, tiring, exhausting
    work, but they make a lot of money by doing it, and they’re doing it maybe for a few months
    so that they can make a lot of money and then be able to quit or they get some time off. They then take that money and they’re back
    on their feet financially, they can make some smart decisions and not have to go back to
    that. So understand, you are gonna have to make
    a sacrifice. And it’s a short term sacrifice, it’s small
    price to pay, but you know, this what you’re gonna have to do to get yourself out of the
    situation that you are in financially. Now, if you’ve already got a job and it’s
    still not enough for you, maybe you have to get a second job, maybe you’ve gotta get a
    third job. Maybe you’ve gotta start lookin’ for jobs
    that can pay you some more money, okay? And it’s not that hard to get a job. So I don’t wanna hear an excuse or a story
    or a reason about why you can’t do it. There are 16 year old kids getting jobs. There’s billions of people around the planet
    that have jobs. So if they can do it, you can too, okay? You have to learn how to be resourceful. You have to learn how to, you know, figure
    things out and have that persistence, have that drive, and say, “You know what, I’m gonna
    go out and get a job, I’m gonna add value to another business, another company, or I’m
    gonna improve myself so that I have more value that I could then provide to a business or
    a company to make more money”. Maybe you’ve gotta improve your skills, okay? Maybe you’ve gotta improve your value in order
    to get paid more money with it, okay? But whatever you can get for now, start there. You have to have an immediate source of income. That’s step number one. Nothing else I can share with you is gonna
    work for you unless you have that, okay? Step number one. Step number two, is you have to learn how
    to manage your finances. ‘Kay? You have to learn how to manage it, because
    here you’re making money, but what you do with that money is really the most important
    thing. Now, for a lot of people, they make money,
    again, if you’re watchin’ this right now, you probably have a job, you probably have
    some sort of stream of income in your life. But if you have that and you’re still not
    able to save money or invest in money, or you just don’t have money to put aside or
    do certain things with, then that’s telling me that number two’s your problem. You’re not managing your money properly. You don’t manage the money that you have. Well, you know, maybe you make $2000 a month
    but you’re spending all $2000 per month for your lifestyle in order to live, or maybe
    it’s $5000 or $10000, whatever the number might be. Maybe it’s $1000. Whatever that is, if you can’t afford to save
    money and put it aside and you’re livin’ month to month, paycheck to paycheck, then that’s
    tellin’ me, again, that you’re not managing your money and you’re not making sacrifices. You’re actually living above your means or
    on par with the amount of money that you make, and not below. So here’s the key when it comes to managing
    your finances. I’ll give you a few keys, actually. Number one, you’re gonna track, so number
    one, you’re gonna track your income and your expenses, ‘kay? You’ve gotta know this. I used to have a ritual where, every single
    week, so I’d pay everything through credit cards or my debit card, and then what I would
    do is, every single week, I would go through my bank accounts, I’d go through my credit
    card statements, and I would keep a spreadsheet. And in that spreadsheet, I would track my
    income for that week, for that month, I would track that in the spreadsheet, and then I’d
    also track all of my expenses. And I’d just go through my bank statements,
    my credit card statements, and I’d categorize it into different areas. So I would categorize and say, “Okay, this
    is what I’m paying for my expense of my rent every month, this is what I’m paying for my
    car payments or my bus pass or my gym membership or my cell phone or my internet or my utilities
    bill or entertainment or eating out or groceries or food”. All that stuff, I would track it. And by doing that every single week, it would
    help me learn to see where I’m spending my money and ensure that I’m actually spending
    less than what I’m making, less that what I earn. So you have to have the awareness, ’cause
    that’s really what tracking does for you. It gives you awareness, it gives you power. You feel empowered that you know where your
    money is going. And that changed my life, just by doin’ that. Because what I was doin’ before is I wasn’t
    tracking, and so I’d end up spending more than what I was making and I’d put that on
    credit cards, and then before you know it, I was in debt. And when you’re in debt, it can be harder
    to get yourself out of that situation, especially if it’s high-interest debt. So tracking is something you gotta do. And, you know, it should be pretty easy for
    you to do, you know, ’cause probably, right now you don’t have that many income streams
    or that many expenses. You know, for me, as my life has grown, now
    I’ve got thousands of income streams and expenses, ’cause I run multiple businesses, and I need
    a bookkeeper to help me with all of that. But this is something you can do yourself. Set up the spreadsheets for it. Track, know exactly where you’re money’s goin’. Now, once you know what your income is, what
    your expenses are, you’re gonna have to budget. You are gonna have to make sacrifices, as
    I said. That means you’re gonna have to cut out expenses,
    because if you’re livin’ month to month, you’re doin’ something wrong. That might mean, you know what, you’ve gotta
    downgrade. You’ve gotta downgrade your home, ’cause a
    lot of you might be living in homes that you can’t afford. One thing I had to do, like I said, is I moved
    in with my friend and I lived on his couch in his living room, on his futon. And I paid $300 a month for that as a way
    to save money, to make a sacrifice. Now, did I enjoy that? No. That was embarrassing for me. I was single, I was dating, I was embarrassed
    to bring, you know, a girl home and show her where I was staying. It was very humbling for me. You know, I had to admit to different people
    and stuff that I was struggling, because I couldn’t afford to live on my own. Another point, in my 20s I had to move back
    in with my mom, you know, and just try to save some money, or get myself back on my
    feet for a few months. Did I want to do that, no. Was that embarrassing, yes. But I was willing to pay that price. I was willing to make that short-term sacrifice
    because I was focused long-term on where I wanted to be, and that’s what I had to do
    to get myself out of that situation that I was in financially. You might have to sell your car. I had a beat-up Honda Civic for a number of,
    like 1989 Honda Civic that was like $1500, that I had it for. It actually had to sell that at a certain
    point and just take the bus, ’cause I can get a bus pass for like $70 a month. And I just took the bus everywhere. And did I want to do that, no. I’d much rather have a car. But I had to. I was, again, focused long-term on where I
    wanted to go, and I was willin’ to make those sacrifices. You know, I had to cut out my Netflix subscriptions,
    I had to cut out, you know, got rid of my TV and my video games and all those things
    because I learned that a TV is an electronic income reducing machine. The more time you spend just watching TV,
    you’re missing out on opportunities that could then make you money. So I got rid of my TV, I got rid of things
    that weren’t supporting or helping me create the life that I wanted and to get to where
    I wanted to go. And you might have to do that. You might have to sell stuff, too. I’m sure you have a lot of stuff that you
    could probably sell, whether that’s clothing, technology, gadgets, things that you’re not
    really utilizing in your life that could help you get yourself back on your feet financially. So sacrifices is key. Making a budget, sticking to that budget is
    very, very important. Now, I’m not sure if you watched a video that
    I did on my YouTube channel on money management. And inside my Life Mastery Accelerator program,
    I go more into money management, investing, I’ve got a really in-depth that video on that,
    on how to invest your money and whatnot. But one the things that I shared that I actually
    learned from T Harv Eker is how to allocate your money. And this is a good formula for you to start
    with. This is what I did for myself. And if you want to, you could even modify
    it based on your circumstances. But this is just a good template, a formula
    for you to follow. So when it comes to managing finances, whatever
    amount of money you make, again, you gotta track that, you gotta know what it is. Here’s how you’d wanna allocate it. You’d wanna put 55% of whatever you make to
    necessities, ‘kay, necessities. Necessities are your rent, your home, your
    utilities bill, your food, your groceries, your car, your transportation, all that sort
    of stuff. That’s your necessities. 55%. Now, a lot of people, they’re putting 100%
    of what they make to necessities. Huge mistake. You’re not gonna be able to get yourself out
    of the situation that you’re in financially if you’re doing that, because then you’re
    just month to month, not getting ahead. You’re just running the rat race, as they
    call it. So 55% to necessities. And then you wanna put 10% to long-term savings. ‘Kay, long-term savings. This has to be a priority. You have to save money, you have to put money
    aside. And ideally what you wanna do is you wanna
    build up a reserve, an emergency fund. That why you should never be in a bad situation
    financially because, you know, oftentimes people are in those situations because they
    didn’t put aside an emergency fund, they didn’t have savings. This is something that you don’t spend. It’s something that you reserve for financial
    crisis, for an emergency, a rainy day. You’ve gotta have that money you put aside
    for that. So 10% of what you make, you gotta put towards
    that. And ideally you wanna build it up to six months
    of whatever your expenses or income is. Have six months of your monthly income or
    whatever put aside and saved for an emergency, okay? So you gotta make sure you have that. That’s to avoid, you know, in times where
    you might lose your job, and in times where somethin’ might happen, you gotta make sure
    you got that money put aside for it. You gotta prepare for those things. Next, 10% you need to put aside for what is
    called financial freedom. ‘Kay, a financial freedom account. This is for opportunities to invest, to create
    financial freedom, financial abundance in your life. This could be investing in stocks or cryptocurrencies
    or in an online business. Some sort of vehicle that can then make you
    more money in the future and help ideally make you passive income, passive residual
    income that can then be on autopilot to continuously make you more money. So you gotta put money aside to that for your
    future, to invest in yourself. Another 10% you’ve gotta put towards education. You’ve gotta invest in yourself, because how
    are you gonna really change your life if you don’t have the financial means to invest in
    yourself, to learn from others, to invest in seminars, training, courses, coaches, and
    mentors. That’s really what’s gonna get you to financial
    prosperity. That’s what did it for me is when I realized,
    “Okay, you know what? If I just keep livin’ in the rat race, I’m
    not gonna get ahead. I’ve gotta educate myself and learn, and by
    putting money in here, you learn what to do with the money to create financial freedom”. You know? So I started learning about online business
    and selling on Amazon and all the different things to build my business to where it is
    today, and I still do. I put an excessive amount of money into this,
    and in doing so, it helps me create more financial freedom, and also improve my lifestyle in
    other parts of my life as well, ‘kay? So you gotta put money aside for education,
    for courses, for trainings, or whatever that might be. And then another 10% you’re gonna put towards
    fun. ‘Kay? So you gotta have some fun. You’ve gotta enjoy yourself. And oftentimes, you’re gonna get more fun
    out of your life by putting money aside and then being strategic about how you wanna use
    that money. You know, a lot of people just, month after
    month, they’re just spending their money goin’ to the bar, you know, goin’ to the club and
    drinking and alcohol. And they can’t afford that, that’s not an
    intelligent way of using that money for fun. Maybe there’s some other things you could
    do with that that are really more fun than just goin’ out and drinkin’ every weekend. So you gotta make sure that you put money
    aside for fun. This is actually something, for me personally,
    I decided, you know, when I started doin’ this, I actually sacrificed this area significantly
    because I realized that I could get myself out of this situation of being in debt a lot
    faster by instead putting some of this money more to paying off my debt or using some of
    this 10% to more financial freedom or education. So that’s what I personally did. You know, I was willin’ to sacrifice this,
    but fun is also good because it rewards yourself. It helps you have a bit of balance in your
    life, too. So that’s up to you how you wanna modify it. And then the last 5% is to give, to contribute
    beyond yourself. And even if you don’t have money, I found
    this is extremely important because it trains yourself to live in a state of abundance,
    it trains your brain that there’s more than enough. And maybe for you it’s more than 5% or maybe
    it’s less. But I have often said, if you watch a lot
    of my videos, when you give, it’s not necessarily the amount as it is the habit. It could just be givin’ $1 to a homeless person
    on the street. But what you do with that is it really opens
    up your mind and it makes you feel good about yourself, and sure enough what happens is
    you attract more money, more wealth into your life. You know, oftentimes, people are so attached
    to the money that they’ve got, they’re so afraid of losing it or parting ways with it
    or investing it or whatever it is. And if you’re tryin’ to hold onto what you
    got and you’re closed off, then you’re not gonna be open to receiving more. It’s not ’til you’re open and you’re willing
    to part that attachment, you live in abundance, that’s where more wealth, more money, more
    opportunities flow your way. So having a habit of giving and contributing
    is extremely important. Again, it’s not about the amount, it’s the
    habit of it to train yourself to live in an abundant state, ‘kay? So this is a good formula for you to follow,
    ‘kay? Again, you can modify it a bit if you’d like. But the most important ones are savings, financial
    freedom, education. Those are the most important ones that you
    have to prioritize that you’re not prioritizing right now if you’re in the situation that
    you’re in. And this is a mindset shift more than anything
    else. You gotta shift your mindset. You gotta be more future and long-term thinking
    than the short-term. And you’re gonna have to make those sacrifices
    to make sure that you’re living well below your means, ‘kay? Very important. So I’ve already talked about managing finances,
    sacrifices. You know, and I also wanna really emphasize
    sacrifices, because this actually was a huge change in my thinking for me, because, you
    know, when I was tryin’ to get myself out of this situation, part of it was I wasn’t
    willing to make sacrifices. And I thought, “You know, I can have it all. I can live this, you know, balanced lifestyle,
    whatnot”. And I actually decided to interview a lot
    of people that were more financially successful than myself. And one of the things that I found out that
    was common throughout them is they all had to make sacrifices to get to where they’re
    at today. I remember even talking to my brother about
    this, who was very successful financially, at the time. And you know, I was talkin’ to him, and he
    actually, he used to work for my dad in the family business doin’ bathtubs, acrylic bathtubs,
    sinks, and showers. Physical labor stuff. And he had to live in the warehouse for a
    few years. And he lived in, like, in one of the offices
    and turned it into a little suite. And he had to live there and make that sacrifice
    to get himself out of debt and get himself back on his feet financially. I have a cousin who is fairly successful now,
    and he owned a gas station, a Petro-Canada gas station here in Canada, and he actually
    lived in the gas station for, I think, a few months or even a few years. And that was a sacrifice he had to make to
    be able to save money, to be able to, you know, do what I’m sharing with you guys here,
    you know, do this stuff. You know, I’ve had to do that. And most people that are ahead financially
    had to make a sacrifice. So that was just the reality. The sooner I was able to accept that reality,
    then it really freed me and empowered me a lot because I believed that, you know, I was
    doin’ this just short-term, but just really was confident in the plan that I had of where
    it was gonna take me and where I was gonna go in my life. So be willin’ to make those sacrifices, because
    part of getting what you want is knowing what you have to give up in order to have it. ‘Kay? So sacrifices, guys. I’ll give you another key here, guys, is you
    have to invest in yourself. Invest in yourself. And really, doing this here is really what’s
    allowing you to do number three. And like I said, it’s gonna be very hard for
    you to really change your life if you’re not able to invest in yourself. Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in
    the world has said the best investment you can make is not in a stock or a mutual fund
    or real estate, it’s in yourself. Investing in yourself. And I really believe this has been the key,
    the secret to getting to where I’m at right now. You know, I remember that time when I was
    living in my friend’s living room, and I was just, I was in credit card debt, I was tryin’
    to find ways to get myself out of that debt and get myself back on my feet financially. You know, I remember at certain times, I had
    a little bit more money, and with that money, I had the choice, I had the choice of either
    I could take that money and I could go and live on my own and put some of that money
    more into my necessities and I could get my own place and my own car, and I could, you
    know, upgrade my lifestyle, or I could take that money and I could invest in myself. And when I weighed my two options with it,
    I realized that what would get me further in my life is takin’ that money to invest
    in myself. So when I was in that situation, I invested
    in a coach. I invested in the 100 Day Challenge program. That’s the first time I ever did that, when
    I was in that financial situation. I remember I invested in going to a seminar
    in New York. And I had to fly all the way there and I had
    to find a roommate to stay with at the hotel in order to go to a seminar, because I realized
    that my life was not gonna change unless I was willing to invest in myself and do things
    differently that what I was doin’ before. Because what I was doin’ before was not workin’
    for me. I had to make changes in what I was doin’
    with my money. And I believed that investing in myself, then
    it would help me get to a position where I would be able to create more financial wealth,
    more financial abundance, I’ll be able to grow a business, be able to make more money,
    be able to get more promotions in a job if I wanted to or be able to get a higher-paying
    job. I recognized the importance of this. Now, lookin’ back, you know, a lot of people
    would say that’s crazy. You know, here’s Stefan, you’re broke, you’re
    struggling, you have this money, you could, you know, get out on your feet, you know,
    go and live in your own place, but you decided to take that money and invest in yourself
    instead. That was the mindset shift that changed everything
    for me, guys, when I was willin’ to do that. And what I found is I actually got so much
    value out of doin’ that because when I invested money in myself, I didn’t have a lot of money
    to invest. You know, I just barely scraped by. I had to be resourceful to be able to find
    a way to get that money to invest in myself. But what I found is when I invested in the
    training or the seminar or whatever that was, I got so much more value than anyone else,
    because it took me so much, that money that I invested was so valuable to me that I got
    really good results because I took it seriously. Now, often they say the more that you pay,
    the more that you pay attention. So I took my training, my education even more
    seriously. I applied everything that they said at the
    seminar or through the course. I went back through it again and again. I took a million notes in my journals, which
    I still have to this day. And I cherish those times because I just appreciate
    it so much ’cause it took me so much to do that that I just got so much more value because
    of it. So invest in yourself. And I’ll give you guys another key. I’m just gonna give you guys this and I’ll
    break it down. It’s to create wealth. You gotta now create a new vehicle for not
    just makin’ money but really what it is is a vehicle for financial freedom. For financial abundance, guys, because this
    vehicle right here might not get you there, you know? A job isn’t gonna create you freedom. You know, ’cause you’re trading your time
    for money, in that case. And so now you’re in a position where you
    can really look at creating wealth, you can look at an online business, you can look at,
    you know, investing in an online business and trainings, and really takin’ it seriously,
    and really build it up to where you want it to go, to create passive income for yourself
    and a certain lifestyle. Or you can take that and maybe creating wealth
    through learning how to invest in stocks or real estate or some other vehicle like that
    that again, has the potential to create financial freedom, passive income, financial abundance. So that’s really what you need to be able
    to focus on in order to get to where you wanna go. And when you’re creating this, what happens
    is now you’ve built the habits of managing your money, ‘kay, so now you know how to manage
    and you know what to do with this new wealth that you’re now creating here. But also, more importantly, because you’ve
    already been through this, you’ve struggled financially, then I know for myself, what
    I did is I made a decision that I’ll never again be in that position again. And I actually let the pain of where I was
    before to motivate myself to really change and make sure that I made smart decisions
    with my money, I invested it in the right things, things that would bring me more opportunity,
    more potential, more freedom, more of what I want in my life. More assets than liabilities. And that was a key thing for me is I actually
    believe that struggling financially, being in debt, the situation that I was in was actually
    a blessing. And if you’re in that situation now, you might
    not be able to see that just yet, but once you get out of it you’ll realize that it was. ‘Cause I’m so grateful for those times that
    I went, the years that I spent struggling financially because it really taught me how
    to manage money, it taught me how to be resourceful, it taught me how to be strong, it taught me
    now to be attached to materialistic things. It taught me to still be able to, you know,
    to create drive and hunger and be motivated and do what it takes to really change the
    situation that I was in. It also taught me how to add value, because
    often people struggle ’cause they’re only focused on themselves. But in order to really create wealth, you’ve
    gotta be able to find ways to add value. Because you’re only gonna get paid based on
    the contributions that you make. You know, if you’re workin’ for a businesses,
    you’re getting paid for the value that you’re providing to that business. If you’re selling a product or a service,
    you’re only gettin’ paid based on the value that your product or service provides. So you have to shift your mindset to be a
    giver, to add value, to create value and become more valuable, ’cause the more that you do
    that, the more wealth and more financial abundance you’re gonna create in your life. So this is, again, where you really wanna
    focus on building a business, you know? This is where, you know, a lot of people,
    for example, they come to me, “Stefan, I can’t afford to start a business, I can’t afford
    this course or this training that you might have”. Well, then you gotta start here and you gotta
    start here, and then when you’re here and you’re ready to take some of this money from
    your education and some of this money, now you’re ready for a course. Now you’re ready to build your business. Now you’re ready to really create that wealth
    and be able to do it the right way and fast-track it, accelerate it and get to where you wanna
    go. And oftentimes, you wanna do this while you
    still have a job. You don’t just wanna quit your job and then
    start a business, right? You start your business on the side, and you
    build it up to a point where it’s making you a positive cashflow and profit, in which case
    that you can then depend that your business will then support you. And then you can quit your job and work at
    this full-time. Because now this is dependable for you, it’s
    a reliable stream of income that you can then depend upon. And that’s what I did for myself. That’s what most people that I know have done,
    as well. And I think this is really the plan to change
    your financial situation for the better, to get to where you wanna go. And of course, investing in yourself might
    be reading books, goin’ to seminars, learning about finances, about money. You know, I’ve shared a lot of videos and
    stuff on my channel that can also help you with your mindset around this, but, you know,
    find books, find coaches, find courses and training programs and resources that can really
    help you get to where you wanna go. You know, that’s the key. You know, to this day, I’m still investing
    more money than I’ve ever invested in my life into my own education, into my own future,
    ’cause I believe in this. This is what’s gotten me where I’m at today. Why would I stop investing in myself? Why would I stop hiring coaches? I do that even more than ever before, ’cause
    I wanna continue to grow, and I wanna be able to continue to learn and become more valuable
    so that I have more value to provide. And I hope by doing that, by adding more value,
    the more money that I’ll make in the process, too. So this video has been fairly long, but I
    wanted to go more in depth, I wanted to share the mindset and the strategies that the steps
    that I took and that I would take if was startin’ over again. And it can hopefully help ensure that you
    get yourself back on your feet financially. And you know, you’re gonna have to, again,
    make that sacrifice here, but once you get here, you know, and you get that point, it’s
    a small price to pay because you’re gonna be able to live the rest of your life free. You’re gonna be able to live the rest of your
    life financially abundant, and you’re really not gonna have to worry much about money again. So if you have to go through this phase for
    a few years, it’s worth it. You know? You gotta, again, think long-term in your
    decision-making. And it might suck for a year or two years
    or three years, but, you know, once you get yourself out of that situation, now you’re
    on the fast track. And the fast track, the fast lane is what’s
    gonna, you know, it’s amazing how much your life will change once you’re there. So understand that you’re gonna have to go
    through this, and this is the path that’s gonna help you lead to where you wanna go. So listen, I wanna thank you so much for watchin’
    this video. Hopefully you enjoyed it. My Life Mastery Accelerator program goes more
    into finances and also investing money, too, if you wanna learn more in-depth strategies
    for that. But I wanna thank you. I wish you the best of luck. I believe in you. I know for a fact that you can change your
    financial situation, you just gotta have the right mindset, the right attitude about goin’
    about it. You’re in the right place. Just follow this plan, guys, to get out of
    the situation that you’re in and to get to where you wanna be. Thank you so much. Make sure to subscribe for more videos. Like this video, leave a comment, and I’ll
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    August 15, 2019


    >>MAJOR FUNDING FOR NJTV NEWS IS PROVIDED IN PART BY THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW JERSEY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, MAKING PUBLIC SCHOOLS GREAT FOR EVERY CHILD. AND PSE&G, WE MAKE THINGS WORK FOR COMMUNITIES. AND HORIZON BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NEW JERSEY, AN INDEPENDENT LICENSEE OF THE BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD ASSOCIATION. >>>DESTRUCTIVE STORMS. SOME PEOPLE ARE ASKING, WHERE IS THE HELP.>>AT THE ARTIST — OFFICES THE — OF THE LARGEST STATE WORKING UNION IN TRENTON, THEY ARE PUSHING ON THE SWEENEY REPORT THAT CAUSE — CALLS FOR MORE CUTS. >>AND THE FOCUS FROM THE TRACKS TO THE ENGINEERS. THOSE STORIES AND MORE NEXT ON NJTV NEWS. >>>LIFE FROM THE STUDIO, THIS IS NJTV NEWS WITH MARY ALICE WILLIAMS .>>>HELLO AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. THE STATE WAS HAMMERED BY ANOTHER 5-8 INCHES OF RAIN IN JUST A FEW HOURS ON TOP OF THE WEEKEND DELUGE THAT FLOODED BUSINESSES AND TURNED PARKED CARS INTO A FLOTILLA. NOW NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS ARE CLEANING OUT AND CALLING IN THE CALVARY.>>THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD IS DESTROYED. BEAUTIFUL HOMES ARE BEING CONDEMNED AND PEOPLE DON’T HAVE A PLACE TO GO. SOMEONE NEEDS TO COME AND HELP THESE PEOPLE. >>Reporter: AFTER A WEEK OF TORRENTIAL RAIN AND FLASH FLOODS , THE CLEANUP WAS JUST BEGINNING WHEN HE BEGAN TO RAIN AGAIN. >>IT IS TERRIBLE AND VERY DEPRESSING. >>Reporter: AND LITTLE FALLS, MULTIPLE HOMES HAVE BEEN CONDEMNED BECAUSE THE FLOOD HAS WASHED OUT FOUNDATIONS. THE SIDEWALKS ARE LITTERED WITH DRESSERS, HAT — HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES, BOOKS AND GARBAGE BAGS. CARS WERE PUSHED OFF ON THE FRONT LAWNS AND FILLED WITH MUD . THE LUCKY ONES ESCAPE WAS JUST A MESS ON THEIR HANDS. SOME RESIDENTS SAY THERE HAS BEEN NO IMMEDIATE HELP FROM LOCAL OR STATE AGENCIES. >>I WAS JUST CLEANING OUT THE BASEMENT, THE WATER WAS UP TO HERE. I’M TRYING TO GET RID OF EVERYTHING.>>WE HAD LIKE TWO FEET ON THE FIRST FLOOR PLUS THE BASEMENT. >>Reporter: AND THE RESIDENTS OF THIS BLOCK AND LITTLE FALLS SAY THEY HAVE NOT SEEN THIS MUCH FLOODING SINCE HURRICANE FLOYD. THE OWNER OF THIS HOUSE SAYS THAT THE HURRICANE — THAT THE WATER REACHED THE BOTTOM OF HIS WINDOWS IN JUST MINUTES. THE HOME IS NOW UNINHABITABLE. >>I WAS SLEEPING AND I HEARD A HISSING NOISE AND I LOOKED AROUND THE HOUSE AND BASIC THE TO SEE WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM AND I WENT UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS AND THEN I WENT TO THE BASEMENT. I SAW SOME WATER COMING IN AND THEN I LOOKED AT THE WINDOWS OF THE BASEMENT AND THEY WERE ALL MUD WATER AND I RUSHED OUT OF THERE. I CAME TO SEE MY TRUCK FLOATING AND THE WATER WAS ABOUT SIX FEET HIGH. >>Reporter: ON SATURDAY, NEARLY 5 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN SEVERAL COUNTIES. >>IT IS OVERWHELMING AND THERE’S A LOT GOING ON WITH FLOODED HOMES. WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST TO MAKE EVERYBODY HAPPY. >>Reporter: AT AN AUTO DEALERSHIP NEAR WHERE THE RUINED HOMES ARE, CARS WERE SWEPT INTO THE RIVER. AND A BRIDE ON HER WEDDING DAY HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM THE TOP OF HER CAR. AND IN ONE TOWNSHIP THE ROADS WERE IMPASSABLE. >>THIS IS THE RESULT OF A MOISTURE RICH ATMOSPHERE WHICH IS A PATTERN THAT HAS BEEN WITH US THE LAST MONTH. ON OCCASION, YOU GET SOME VERY STRONG STORMS POP UP THAT DON’T MOVE TOO FAST. THEY SENT OVER AN AREA FOR A WHILE.>>Reporter: THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE SAYS HE WILL TOUR LITTLE FALLS TONIGHT AND THE MAYOR OF LITTLE FALLS AND OF WOODLAWN PARK PLAN TO BRIEF THE MEDIA LATER. AND ONE RESIDENT HAD THIS IDEA.>>– >>Reporter: THERE IS NO CONCERN ABOUT A SUMMER DROUGHT. NJTV NEWS. >>> AND A PRES’S TASK FORCE ON WAYS TO MAKE THE STATE MORE AFFORDABLE CALLS ON SWEEPING CHANGES AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT TO IMPACT HOW MUCH WE PAY FOR TOLLS, SCHOOLS AND HOW FAR THE STATE WILL GO IN UP ENDING WORKER’S BENEFITS — WORKERS’ BENEFITS.>> Reporter: A MAJOR RECOMMENDATION OF THE SWEENEY TASK FORCES TO CUT BACK ON PENSIONS AND THAT’S NOT GOING OVER SO WELL. >>I THINK IT IS INTERESTING THAT THEY HAVE MADE A SERIES OF RECOMMENDATIONS THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN. THE LIKE, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO PUT TOLL ROADS ALL OVER THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY AND THERE WILL NOT BE A MERGER OF 300 SCHOOL DISTRICTS. WHAT WE REALLY HAVE IS STEVE SWEENEY COMING TO THE SAME WELL THAT HE ALWAYS COMES TO. LET’S LOOK AT THE CIVILIAN PUBLIC WORKERS AND SEE HOW WE CAN TURN BARELY MIDDLE-CLASS JOBS INTO NOT MIDDLE-CLASS JOBS.>>Reporter: THE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDED THAT TEACHERS AND STATE WORKERS WITH LESS THAN FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE, AND ALL NEW WORKERS, BE SWITCHED FROM A DEFINED BENEFIT TO A DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN. THAT MEANS A 401(K) TYPE OF PLAN, OR A HYBRID OF THE TWO. TWO RUTGERS FACULTY MEMBERS WHO SIT ON THE TASK FORCE ENDORSED TO THE RECOMMENDATION . >>THERE IS NO WAY, WITHOUT SOME KIND OF MODIFICATION TO THE PENSION SYSTEM, THAT THE STATE WILL BE IN A POSITION TO FUND FUTURE LIABILITIES. IT’S THAT SIMPLE. THE NUMBERS ARE CLEAR. >>Reporter: IN 2011, CHRIS CHRISTIE SIGNED TO START LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE PUBLIC WORKERS TO PAY 7 1/2% OF SALARY INTO THE PENSION SYSTEM. IT ALSO RAISE THE RETIREMENT AGE TO 60 FIVE. SWEENEY WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN CASTING THE BILL. IN 2016, CHRIS CHRISTIE WENT FOR A SECOND ROUND OF REFORM AND APPOINTED A TASK FORCE HEADED BY TOM HEALY AND TOM BERMAN, BUT NOTHING CAME OUT OF IT. THE CHANGES MADE TO DATE HAVE NOT BEEN ENOUGH. >>WE ARE VERY RELIANT ON — ECONOMIC GROWTH THAT WOULD RAISE THE BUDGET ENABLING US TO MAKE MORE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SYSTEM AND HOPEFULLY FIX THE PROBLEM. THAT DID NOT WORK.>>THAT TEACHER PENSION FUND IN THE STATE PENSION FUNDS ARE DUE TO RUN OUT OF MONEY IN THE YEARS 2029 AND 2032 IF WE CONTINUE TO RUN THE WAY WE ARE. >>Reporter: THE LIABILITY OF THE PENSION FUNDS IS ENOUGH TO PAY THE CURRENT RETIREES AND IT DOES NOT CHANGE IF YOU KEEP NEW HIRES OUT. THE STATE HAS PAID IN ONLY HALF OF WHAT IT PROMISED IN 2011, SHE ADDS. NEW HIRES WOULD KEEP THE MONEY FLOWING IN, IF ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE SYSTEM. >>THERE IS NOTHING NEW OR INNOVATIVE HERE. THIS IS NOT GOING TO SAVE NEW JERSEY AND IT IS NOT GOING TO FIX NEW JERSEY. IT IS JUST GOING TO DESTROY THE PENSIONS FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.>>Reporter: SHE IS ALSO UNHAPPY WITH THE RED — RECOMMENDATION THAT EMPLOYEE HEALTHCARE BENEFITS BE SCALED BACK FROM PLATINUM QUALITY TO GOLD. SWEENEY PLANS TO TAKE THE TASK FORCE REPORT ON THE ROAD. NJTV NEWS. >>> AND RHONDA SCHAFFLER IS AWAY AND HERE WITH TODAY’S BUSINESS IS JOANNA. >>Reporter: THEY HAVE JUST NAMED A CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER. THEY WILL USE TECHNOLOGY TO STIMULATE THE STATE’S INNOVATION, IS PACIFICALLY STARTUPS. SHE WAS FORMALLY A CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE SENIOR ADVISOR FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT APPOINTED BY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON.>>>AND A LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION. THEY MAINTAIN THAT THEY VIOLATED THE NATURAL GAS ACT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT IN APPROVAL FOR THE PIPELINE. THEY’VE SAY THAT THEY FAILED TO DEMONSTRATE NEED — THEY SAY THAT THEY FAILED TO DEMONSTRATE NEED. THEY DENIED A HEARING REQUEST FOR THE PIPELINE. IF APPROVED, THE PENNIES PIPELINE WOULD CUT THROUGH TWO COUNTIES. >>>WORKERS CAN STILL RECEIVE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ACCORDING TO A LAW SIGNED BY GOVERNOR MURPHY. THIS IF THE GOVERNMENT VIOLATED LABOR LAWS OR EXISTING AGREEMENTS TO CAUSE THE WORKERS TO STRIKE. IT WOULD BE AFTER WAITING PERIOD. WORKERS WOULD BE ENTITLED TO BACK PAY IF THEIR POSITION WAS REPLACED WITH A PERMANENT WORKER DURING THE STRIKE. >>>NEW JERSEY’S REAL ESTATE MARKET IS MAKING A COMEBACK. HOUSE VALUES ROSE WITH THE MEDIAN HOME VALUE AT JUST OVER $318,000. IT HAS NOT REACHED THAT NUMBER SINCE JANUARY 2000 FIVE ACCORDING TO THE REAL ESTATE WEBSITE, ZILLOW. THAT PUTS THE STATE OVER THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF 8.3%. LIMITED INVENTORY AND RISING HOME COSTS MAKE IT A GREAT PLACE TO SELL A HOME, BUT NOT A GREAT MARKET FOR BUYERS. >>>ON WALL STREET, THE STOCKS CLOSED DOWN TODAY AND THOSE ARE YOUR TOP STORIES.>>>SUPPORT FOR THE BUSINESS REPORT IS PROVIDED BY SJ MAGAZINE. ONLINE IT SJ MAGAZINE.NET.>>>THE NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THERE IS NO DIRECT CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN THE ATLANTIC PROSECUTORS OFFICE THAT ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSERT — ASSAULT AT STOCKTON UNIVERSITY. FOUR STUDENTS WERE NAMED IN THE SUIT. THE UNRECOGNIZED FRATERNITY PI KAPPA PHI AND FORMER STUDENTS. BECAUSE THE PROSECUTOR’S WIFE WORKS AT STOCKTON AND IS THE DAUGHTER OF STOCKTON’S PRESIDENT . THE PROSECUTOR SENT A LETTER TO THE STATE REQUESTING REVIEW. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO TAKE OVER THE INVESTIGATIONS. >>>A KICKBACK SCHEME IN NEW JERSEY HAVE LED LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ADOPT AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO DETECTING HEALTH INSURANCE FRAUD AND ITS BYPRODUCTS, PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE.>>> DATA MINING, BRIANA VANNOZZI REPORTS. >>Reporter: FEDERAL AGENTS ARE DEPLOYING A NEW LEVEL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE REGIONAL MEDICARE STRIKE FORCE. A TEAM USING BIG DATA TO EN MASSE THE GROWING NUMBER OF HEALTHCARE CROOKS HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT.>>THE STRIKEFORCE WILL TACKLE INCREASED WASTE AND ABUSE IN THE HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS WHICH CAUSES THE COST OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID TO SKYROCKET. SECONDLY, AND PROBABLY MORE IMPORTANTLY, IS TO ADDRESS THE DRUG OVERDOSES AND OPIOID DEATHS. >>Reporter: THEY WILL USE ANALYSTS WITHIN THE CRIMINAL HEALTHCARE FRAUD UNITS, THE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, THE FBI, DEA, AND OTHERS. THEY WILL FOLLOW DATA TRAILS LEFT IN CLAIMS AND TRANSACTIONS. >>THEY DO NOTHING ELSE OTHER THAN LOOK AT THIS DATA AND IDENTIFY OUTLIERS AND THEY LEARN TO BUILD CASES QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY. THEY CUT THE HEAD OFF THE SNAKE WHICH, IN THIS SYSTEM, ARE THE DOCTORS WHO ARE PUSHING OPIOIDS ONTO THE STREETS. AND JUST GENERALLY BILKING THE PUBLIC. >>IF ALL OF THE PATIENTS THAT COME TO THESE PHARMACIES COME FROM 300-400 MILES AWAY, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG. EVERYONE HAS A PHARMACY JUST MILES FROM THEIR HOUSE. IF SOMEONE IS TRAVELING A LONG DISTANCE, THERE IS PROBABLY SOMETHING WRONG. IS THERE A DRUG THEY ARE AFTER, OR ARE THEY PAID TO GO THERE?>>Reporter: IT WILL ALLOW THE STRIKEFORCE TO GET OUT IN FRONT, INVESTIGATE, PROSECUTE AND ULTIMATELY STOP UNDULANT PRACTICES. A MODEL THAT’S BEEN USED IN OTHER CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY. >>SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 2007, THE MODEL HAS CHARGED OVER — HAS CHARGED PEOPLE NATIONWIDE. >>IT WILL BRING MORE PHYSICAL RESOURCES AND WE WILL HAVE MORE PRODUCT — PROSECUTORS AND IT FORMALIZES THE FRAUD SECTION AND WASHINGTON, D.C. AND IN NEW JERSEY.>>Reporter: AND TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. NEW JERSEY RANKS AMONG THE TOP ONE THIRD OF ALL STATES FOR OPIOID -RELATED DEATHS.>>THE OPIOID AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG THREAT AND THE FRAUD GOING ALONG WITH THAT IS A MULTIBILLION DOLLAR NATIONWIDE THREAT. WE WANT TO COMBINE EFFORTS AND FOCUS ON THAT AND MITIGATE IT TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY. >>Reporter: A NEW LEVEL OF OVERSIGHT IN A NEW ERA. BRIANA VANNOZZI , NJTV NEWS. >>>AND NEW PROPOSALS TO GET NEW JERSEY TRANSIT TRAINS BACK ON TRACK STARTING WITH THE ENGINEERS. >>Reporter: ROB ROSENBERG WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS TO BE THE SUMMER OF HELL. NOTIFYING — TWEETS NOTIFYING COMMUTERS ABOUT TRAINS. >>LAST YEAR THEY DID A BETTER JOB OF PREDICTING PROBLEM SO PEOPLE COULD MAKE PLANS. THEY KNEW WHAT TRAINS WOULD BE CANCELED BEFORE THE HOUR. NOW, IT SEEMS MORE RANDOM. >>Reporter: ANOTHER ISSUE IS LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS DUE TO TOO FEW ENGINEERS TO OPERATE THE TRAINS. ENGINEERS CAN TAKE AN UNSCHEDULED LEAVE WITH A MINIMUM FIVE HOUR NOTICE. A SHORTAGE OF NJ TRANSIT ENGINEER — ENGINEERS LEAVES THEM WITH NO ONE TO SUBSTITUTE. THEY ANTICIPATE A CLASS GRADUATING LATER THIS MONTH WILL ADD 9 ENGINEERS TO THE ROSTER. THEY CAN START OPERATING RIGHT AFTER THEY GRADUATE. IN ADDITION, THEY HAVE INCREASED THE NUMBER OF CURRENT CLASSES 24. THEY — TO 4. THE NEXT CLASS STARTS IN OCTOBER AND THEN ANOTHER CLASS IN DECEMBER/JANUARY. NJ TRANSIT SAYS IT IS SHORT ABOUT 50 ENGINEERS AND OFFICIALS SAY THAT IS INTOLERABLE. >>NOW WE HAVE AN ARTIFICIAL LIMITATION THAT SAYS THAT AT THIS JUNCTURE YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY IN ORDER TO APPLY. I THINK THAT WE SHOULD SAY, LIKE MOST OTHER TRANSIT SYSTEMS , LET’S HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO SERVICE THE RESIDENTS OF NEW JERSEY AND THEN ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE TO NEW JERSEY BECAUSE IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND RAISE A FAMILY. >>Reporter: SOME ENGINEERS HAVE LEFT TO TAKE HIGHER-PAYING JOBS AT OTHER TRANSIT AGENCIES. THE UNION REPRESENTATIVE — REPRESENTING THE ENGINEERS DID NOT COMMENT. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE LARGER FIX AND THE BIG PICTURE FIXES FOR NJ TRANSIT, BASED ON WHAT YOU KNOW? >>PROBABLY ADEQUATE PEOPLE AND JUST MAKING SURE THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE ACTUAL EQUIPMENT THAT THEY HAVE HAS THE RESOURCES TO MAINTAIN IT. >>Reporter: SENATOR McCAIN SAYS THAT FOR POLITICIANS THIS IS NO TIME FOR FINGER-POINTING AND THE TIME FOR BLAME HAS PASSED. >>RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO BE TOGETHER ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS. COMMUTERS, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND THE LIKE. CITIZEN SAYING, WE HAVE TO GET THIS ONE RIGHT.>> Reporter: MICHAEL HILL , NJTV NEWS. >>>AND ARRANGE STOKED RALLY TOPS TONIGHT’S EXPRESSED — EXPRESS. AND WET ROADS TO RIDE GLEAMING HARLEYS ONTO THE GROUNDS OF TRUMP NATIONAL FOR PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES OUT DOORS. THE STORM SENT THEM INDOORS WHERE BENEATH SHIMMERING CHANDELIERS, THE PRESIDENT SIGNED AUTOGRAPHS AND POSED FOR SELF THIEVES — SELFIES AND DESCRIBE THEIR RIDES THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ANYBODY HAS EVER SEEN . >>>AND NEXT WHERE THE BIG DRAW WAS THE FIGHT FOR LIFE REUNION WITH TIES TO THE UPTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD. AND OSCAR E McCLINTON PARK WITH FOOD, FESTIVITIES AND FUN. AND ALSO AN ORGANIZER, HE CALLED UPTOWN MICAH VILLAGE WITH EVERYBODY LOOKING AFTER EVERYBODY. >>>FINALLY, A FIRE CAPTAIN PULLING OFF A DARING DAYLIGHT RESCUE IN GREAT FALLS. A PITBULL MIX WAS TRAPPED ON A PRECIPICE PROMPTING THE FIRE CAMPED IN TO RAPPEL DOWN A ROCKY CLIFF TO RESCUE IT. WITH THE HELP OF RESCUE 2, THE CAPTAIN REACHED THE ANIMAL AND LOWERED IT WITH FOOD AND USED A NET TO LIFT HIM TO SAFETY. THE MAYOR SAYS THE DOG IS NOW NAMED PATTERSON AND WAS TAKEN TO ANIMAL REFUGE IN STABLE CONDITION. THE CAPTAIN SAID THAT HIS FATHER DID THE SAME TYPE OF RESCUE, IN THE SAME AREA, BACK IN 1975. >>>THAT IS THE GRAND STRAIGHT — STATE EXPRESS FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 13. TIP US OFF. >>>GOVERNOR MURPHY HAS ENACTED A SWEEPING OVERHAUL OF THE SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA, HIS FIRST IN A DECADE. HE IS ALSO PUSHED ACCESS TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FOR THE PRE-K SET AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY. FORMER GOVERNOR TOM KANE SPOKE ABOUT THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION WITH KENT MANAHAN.>>Reporter: GOVERNOR, YOU SPENT A GOOD PART OF YOUR CAREER AND EDUCATION. AS A PROFESSOR, YOU TAUGHT HISTORY AND YOU WERE THE PRESIDENT OF A UNIVERSITY. HELP US TO UNDERSTAND THE NEED AND THE VALUE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.>>OF ALL OF THE PROPOSALS THAT ARE MADE TO IMPROVE EDUCATION, AND THERE ARE ABOUT 50 OF THEM. THAT WOULD BE FROM CHOICE TO ALL OF THE OTHER STUFF TO IMPROVE TEACHING. NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT, AND NOTHING HAS BEEN TESTED MORE. WE KNOW THAT IT WORKS. THE AREAS OF NEW JERSEY THAT HAVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ARE DOING BETTER THAN THE SCHOOLS THAT HAVEN’T. IT IS TRUE NATIONWIDE. THERE ARE A LOT OF PROPOSALS TO IMPROVE AND REFORM EDUCATION AND IMPROVE SCHOOLS. PEOPLE ARE FOR CHOICE AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS MAY BE OKAY. BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE THAT EVERYBODY AGREES ON, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. ALL OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION RESEARCH FOR 20 YEARS HAS SHOWN IT CAN IMPROVE INCOME. NOBODY DISAGREES, SO SAME OR NOT , SHAME ON US FOR NOT DOING IT. >>Reporter: WHAT DOES IT TAKE? >>IT TAKES A COMMITMENT. THIS GOVERNOR WANTS TO DO IT, BUT IT’S NOT AS HIGH ON HIS PRIORITY SCALE AS I WOULD LIKE IT TO BE. HE WANTS TO DO IT, AND I THINK HE WILL. THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAT HE CAN DO FOR EDUCATION. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. AND, THERE IS NOBODY WHO DISAGREES. THAT’S THE SILLY THING. SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS, NOBODY DISAGREES. EVERYBODY IS IN FAVOR OF CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND EVERY RESEARCHER HAS SAID THAT IT WORKS. YOU KNOW, THAT’S THE FUTURE. IT USED TO BE WHEN I WAS YOUNGER THAT YOU HAD TO GET THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN THERE WAS A GOOD JOB WAITING. NOW, IT’S NOT HIGH SCHOOL ANYMORE. IT IS COLLEGE, OR AT LEAST SOME FORM OF HIGHER EDUCATION. AT LEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE THAT, EVERY STUDY SHOWS YOUR INCOME IS LOWER THAN YOUR NEIGHBOR’S. YOU CAN’T REALLY ESCAPE LOWER MIDDLE-CLASS WITHOUT HAVING THAT EDUCATION. WE KNOW THAT. >>Reporter: AS A LEGISLATOR, YOU LED THE WAY FOR THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FUND THE NEW JERSEY. >>YES, AND I AM PROUDER OF THAT THAN ANY OTHER BILL THAT I SPONSORED. THE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY FUND GIVES KIDS THE MONEY TO GO TO COLLEGE, IF THEY DON’T HAVE IT OTHERWISE. ALSO, ONCE THEY GET TO COLLEGE, IF THEY GET TO A GOOD SCHOOL, IT GIVES THEM TWO YEARS OF MENTORING. SO ANY PROBLEMS THEY HAVE WEATHERED HIS EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS OR EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS, THEY HAVE SOMEONE TO HELP THEM THROUGH THOSE THINGS. YOU WILL MEET DOCTORS, LAWYERS AND TEACHERS AND GOVERNMENT AFFORD — OFFICIALS. WONDERFUL PEOPLE CONTRIBUTING TO THIS COUNTRY WHO WOULD TELL YOU STRAIGHT OUT THAT THEY COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT THAT EDUCATION. I’M SO PROUD OF IT AND THOSE KIDS. THEY HAVE MADE A STATEMENT IN THE COUNTRY AND THAT’S IMPORTANT. THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS LEGISLATURE HAS TO FUND IT PROPERLY AND THEY HAVEN’T DONE IT. THEY NEED TO FUND IT PROPERLY BECAUSE IT WORKS. >>Reporter: WHAT SHOULD NEW JERSEY’S PRIORITY BE NOW? >>NEW JERSEY’S PRIORITY NOW AND ALWAYS SHOULD BE, CHILDREN. THE MAJORITY OF THINGS IN THE BUDGET SHOULD NOT BE FOR ALL PEOPLE LIKE ME, IT SHOULD BE FOR CHILDREN. HOW WELL THE STUD — THE STATE DOES IN THE NEXT YEARS, I WILL JUDGE BY WHAT THEY DO FOR CHILDREN. I THINK THAT IS A WAY TO JUDGE IT. >>Reporter: AND THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION IS WORTH INVESTING IN FOR THE FUTURE OF THE STATE? >>IT IS WORTHWHILE TO INVEST IN, MORE THAN ANY OTHER THING THAT WE COULD TALK ABOUT IN THE STATE. IT’S THE NUMBER ONE THING WE CAN TALK ABOUT. NOT JUST FOR SOME, BUT FOR EVERY CHILD. THOSE THAT TAKE MORE MONEY AND RESOURCES, WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT AND THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING. >>Reporter: GOVERNOR, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR VIEWS ON THIS IMPORTANT TOPIC. >>THANK YOU.>>>AND NOW SOME NOTE WORTHY FACTS TO HELP YOU KNOW NEW JERSEY. THE UNFUNDED PENSION LIABILITY AT $150 BILLION WHICH IS FOUR TIMES BIGGER THAN THE STATE BUDGET. NJ TRANSIT OPERATES 694 PASSENGER TRAINS ON WEEKS TO — WEEK DALES — AND WEEKDAYS. PATTERSON WAS ESTABLISHED AS THE FIRST PLANNED INDUSTRIAL CITY IN 1791. IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, JUST USE #KNOWJERSEY . TO SHARE ANY STORY YOU HAVE SEEN TONIGHT, GO TO NJTVONLINE.ORG. I AM MARY ALICE WILLIAMS. FOR ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN AT NJTV NEWS, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW. >>THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW JERSEY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION MAKING SCHOOLS GREAT FOR EVERY CHILD. AND WE MAKE THINGS WORK FOR COMMUNITIES. FUNDING FOR GOVERNOR’S PERSPECTIVES WITH KENT MANAHAN IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION HELPING AMERICANS DELETE HEALTHIER LIVES AND GET THE CARE THEY NEED. ADDITIONAL FUNDING IS PROVIDED BY SETON HALL UNIVERSITY AND THE NEW JERSEY MANUFACTURERS GROUP.>>M JM INSURANCE COMPANY HAS BEEN SERVING NEW JERSEY POLICYHOLDERS 100 YEARS. JUST WHO ARE THE POLICYHOLDERS? THEY ARE THE SOCIAL SERVICE AND NONPROFIT PIONEERS WHO LEND A HELPING HAND. THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO PROVIDE OUR SKILLED LABOR AND OUR HOMEGROWN CHAMPIONS. THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE OUR STATE A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME. IN JM — NJM, WE HAVE NEW JERSEY COVERED. >>I’M FIGHTING CANCER. >>I AM FIGHTING CANCER. >>EVERY HOUR, EVERY MINUTE, EVERY SECOND. TOGETHER WITH RUTGERS UNIVERSITY WE HAVE THE LATEST RESEARCH AND CLINICAL TRIALS CLOSE TO HOME. WE ARE FIGHTING CANCER. >>I AM NOT FIGHTING ALONE.>>RW — RW J BARNABAS HEALTH, LET’S FIGHT CANCER TOGETHER.

    Common Ground 117 – Ceramic artist, Northern Trackers Railroad Club, Grand View Lodge
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    Common Ground 117 – Ceramic artist, Northern Trackers Railroad Club, Grand View Lodge

    August 15, 2019


    >>>PRODUCTION FUNDING FOR COMMON GROUND IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE MINNESOTA ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND.>>>HI, AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF COMMON GROUND. I’M YOUR HOST ASHLEY HALL. COMMON GROUND IS A WEEKLY SERIES THAT HIGHLIGHTS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA CULTURE. EACH WEEK WE’LL EXPLORE THE UNIQUE PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS THAT ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR REGION. EACH WEEK COMMON GROUND VIDEOGRAPHERS, EDITORS AND MYSELF WILL TAKE VIEWERS ON A JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION INTO THE WORLDS OF ART, HISTORY AND CULTURE. THIS WEEK ON COMMON GROUND, MEET KYLE KRUCHTEN OF BRAINERD, A CERAMIC ARTIST AND SCULPTURE WHO SHARES HIS KNOWLEDGE OF STONEWARE POTTERY. TAKE A TOUR AROUND THE NORTHERN TRACKERS RAILROAD CLUB AND SEE WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO PRESERVE NORTHERN MINNESOTA’S RAILROAD HISTORY. AND FINALLY, YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT GRAND VIEW LODGE’S EARLIER >>>PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING THAT’S INVOLVED WITH ART I JUST LOVE TO LEARN ABOUT IT IT. WHETHER OR NOT I CAN DO IT OR NOT IS REALLY FASCINATING TO ME. A YEAR OR TWO AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL, I BOUGHT A KILN AND A WHEEL AND STARTED WORKING HERE IN A LITTLE ROOM IN BACK, AND THEN ONCE I GOT MY EQUIPMENT AND WORK AROUND, JUST SITTING AROUND, IT’S OBVIOUSLY LIKE UNFINISHED STUFF, I’VE GOT TO FINISH IT, SO THAT’S WHEN IT NEVER STOPPED. THERE WAS ALWAYS STUFF THERE FOR ME TO WORK ON. I REALLY ENJOY TEACHING PEOPLE, TOO, AND GETTING PEOPLE INTO IT, BECAUSE IT’S PRETTY HARD RIGHT NOW TO HAVE LIKE — GO TO A CRAFT SHOW OR ART SHOW, THE ECONOMY THE WAY IT IS, PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON ART RIGHT NOW, AND THAT’S UNDERSTANDABLE, BUT YOU CAN STILL ENJOY IT, AND YOU CAN STILL GO LOOK AT IT OR GO TO THE SHOWS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BUY IT IT. SO I ENJOY THAT. SO AS LONG AS PEOPLE ENJOY TO LOOK AT IT, I’LL KEEP MAKING IT. IT’S BEEN A PASSION TURNED INTO A HOBBY, AND THEN IT TURNED INTO A BUSINESS, SO IT’S KIND OF — I’M LEARNING A LOT AS FAR AS THE BUSINESS SIDE GOES OF IT. AND THEN ONCE THAT COMES ABOUT, THEN I THINK I’LL BE ABLE TO GET INTO SOME PRODUCTION AND START MAKING SOME STUFF THAT PEOPLE WANT, BUT I’M REALLY ENJOYING THESE CLASSES RIGHT NOW, WATCHING ALL OF MY STUDENTS EXCEL. THEY’LL HAVING A BLAST WITH IT. IT’S FUN FOR ME. SOME OF MY FAVORITE PIECES I SET AROUND AT MY SHOWS, AND PEOPLE WILL BE REACHING IN THE BACK TO GET THE STUFF THAT I REALLY DIDN’T CARE FOR. SOME OF MY FAVORITE STUFF ISN’T OTHER PEOPLE’S FAVORITE STUFF. FROM START TO FINISH ON A SERIES OF PIECES, AND THAT’S ENOUGH TO LOAD A KILN AND GLAZE AND REFIRE, YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL DONE IN A WEEK IF YOU’RE REALLY GOING. I JUST KIND OF MAKE A BOWL THAT’S A PRETTY SHAPE FOR PEOPLE TO SEE. KEEP A FLAT BASE THROUGHOUT THE BOTTOM. OPEN IT UP. RIGHT NOW PRESSURING THE BOTTOM. THAT PREVENTS CRACKS DURING FIRING AND DIFFERENT STAGES OF DRYING. THAT WAS A LONG LESSON LEARNED, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY MY STUFF WAS CRACKING. SO THEN AS I PULL THIS UP AND PULL IT IT OUT, I’LL JUST TBRADLY KIND OF LET THE CLAY DO IT’S THING. WHEN YOU MAKE A BOWL ON THE WHEEL, IT KIND OF MAKES ITSELF, BECAUSE AS THE CLAY SPINS, IT EXPANDS. AS THE CLAY ABSORBS MOISTURE, IT WILL SINK. ONCE YOU OPEN A PIECE OF CLAY, IT WILL START TO DO THAT. SO YOU PRETTY MUCH JUST GO WITH IT, AND THEN FINDING THAT BORDERLINE OF WHEN YOU NEED TO STOP IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS TO LEARN, BECAUSE THAT’S WHEN STUFF STARTS TO FALL OVER, AND YOU DON’T REALLY KNOW WHY. REALLY IT’S NOT CONSISTENT MOST OF THE TIME. I REALLY LIKE TO MAKE A BULK OF PIECES AND KIND OF PICK WHAT KIND OF FIRING I’M GOING TO DO WITH THEM. SOME OF THE PIECES I PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO I TRY AND FIND A GOOD KILN IT FIRE THEM IN. I REALLY LIKE FLAMES. TO ME, WHEN A FLAME IS ROLLING THROUGH A KILN, THAT’S A GOOD THING, AND IT CHANGES THE COLORS OF THE GLAZES A LOT MORE. I JUST MAKE STUFF, AND WHEN I GET IN A CHANCE TO GET IN A GOOD KILN, I’LL GLAZE A BUNCH OF STUFF. WHAT MAKES IT MAKES IT. WHAT DOESN’T MAKE IT IN THE KILN, I’LL HAVE TO FIRE IT IT A DIFFERENT WAY. VERY FEW THINGS THAT I MAKE, I’M LIKE, ALL RIGHT, I’M GOING TO FINISH IT LIKE THIS, AND THAT’S THE FREEDOM OF IT THAT I ENJOY ABOUT IT. IF I WAS DOING BIG ORDERS AND STUFF, PEOPLE WERE PICKING OUT COLORS, YOU START TURNING INTO A LITTLE MACHINE.>>AFTER THROWING THEM, THEY’RE REALLY WET BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN TAKING ON MOISTURE, ON YOU WANT TO ALLOW AT LEAST A DAY TO SET UP TO WHERE THEY’RE NOT REALLY BENDY ANYMORE, THEY’RE PRETTY FIRM SO YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH A LOT MORE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM REALLY FALLING OVER ANYMORE, YOU KNOW. THAT’S WHEN I COME BACK AND DO MY LINES AND TRIM, DO WHAT I NEED TO DO, ATTACHING TEXT TEXT YOU YOU TEXT — TEXTURES, ALL SORTS OF STUFF. THIS BOWL IS GOING TO SIT HERE, GET A SLAB OVER THE TOP SO IT’S GOING TO LOOK LIKE IT’S THIS THICK OR MORE, HOLLOW ON THE INSIDE. I’M GOING TO START MAKING SINKS IN THE FUTURE, SO I’M REALLY JUST TRYING TO GET MY GRIP ON THAT, MAKE SOME PRETTY COOL THINGS. SO THAT SCRATCHING, WHAT I’M DOING IS ALLOWING THESE TWO CLAY BODIES FUSE TOGETHER. IT’S KIND OF LIKE A WELD, IF YOU CALL IT THAT. I’LL JUST TRIM OFF THIS EXCESS AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE IT’S ONE PIECE. SO THEN ONCE I GET THE ROUGH SHAPE DONE, I LET THEM SETTLE AND SET UP, AND THEN I COME BACK AND CLEAN THEM ALL UP, MAKE ALL THE EDGES NICE AND SHARP. I’M ACTUALLY RELATIVELY SLOW. WHEN I TOLD YOU GUYS THAT YOU CAN MAKE STUFF IN A WEEK, YOU CAN, BUT I DON’T. I LET MY STUFF SIT SOMETIMES FOR A FEW DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE I’M DOING THE RIGHT THING WITH IT. SO I LET THAT DRY LIKE THAT FOR A WHILE. SO ALL OF THOSE PIECES I HAD THERE BEFORE, I HAD, LIKE, FIVE OF THEM, ACTUALLY SIX DIFFERENT THINGS I HAD MADE THAT ARE TURNING OUT TO BE JUST TWO PIECES. THE PIECE SHRINKS AS THEY DRY. THEN THE AIR WILL EXPAND AT THE SAME TIME. ANY ENCLOSED PIECE WILL BLOW UP IF IT DOESN’T GET A HOLE PUT IN IT’S NICE TO HAVE THE FREEDOM TO MAKE WHAT YOU WANT, AND I THINK >>>MY NAME IS LAVERNE SUMMERS. I AM THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE NORTHERN TRACKERS RAILROAD CLUB. MADE A NUMBER OF PHONE CALLS, PICKED UP A FEW PEOPLE, ENDED UP WITH SIX OF US MEETING IN DEERWOOD. AND WE HAD A MEETING AND DECIDED TO FORM A TRAIN CLUB, AND FROM THAT POINT ON, WE INCORPORATED AS A TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION. OUR CLUB WAS NAMED THE NORTHERN TRACKERS MONO RAILROAD CLUB, AND WE STARTED LOOKING TRYING TO FIND A PLACE, A BUILDING, TO BUILD TRAINS IN. AT THAT TIME, A BROTHER CAME UP WITH AN IDEA, HAD A BUILDING FOR US, WHICH IS THE BUILDING WE’RE CURRENTLY IN AT CROSS LAKE, AND WE’VE BEEN HERE SINCE 200. WE 2006. WE HAVE A COUPLE FROM BEMIDJI. I’M FROM HACKENSACK, PINE RIVER, BRAINERD, DOWN BY GARRISON, PIERCE. WE HAVE SUPPORTERS WHO ARE FROM VARIOUS PLACES IN THE COUNTRY, AS FAR SOUTH AS FLORIDA, TEXAS, OKLAHOMA. THEY STOP USUALLY UP IN THE SUMMER TO JOIN THE CLUB TO BE A FINANCIAL SUPPORTER FOR THE CLUB. WE STARTED OUT AS A BUNCH OF GUYS WHO KIND OF WANTED JUST A PLACE TO RUN TRAINS. WE’VE EXPANDED TO TRYING TO CREATE MUSEUM QUALITY STUFF. OUR HO LAYOUT IS A SIGNATURE LAYOUT FOR MINING AND LOGGING BETWEEN BRAINERD AND BEMIDJI FROM ABOUT 1900 TO 1919. AND FOR THE MOST PART, IT REPLICATES THAT TIME PERIOD. THAT WAS DESIGNED BY DARNEBURGER. HE’S A HIS — HISSER HISTORIAN. WE HAVE PICTURES DEPICTING WHAT WAS IN THAT AREA AT THAT TIME. AND THIS IS WHAT WE’VE TRIED TO REPLICATE. SO IT’S PRETTY ACCURATE. YOU KNOW, WE’VE GOT A SMALL SPACE. YOU CAN’T PUT EVERYTHING IN, BUT YOU TRY AND GET WHAT YOU CAN IN TO MAKE IT LOOK RIGHT. EVERYTHING BASICALLY ON THESE LAYOUTS, WE’VE MADE. WE BUY GIFT PACKAGES. THEY’RE CUT UP AND REMODELED TO FIT THE TIME PERIODS WE’RE RUNNING. WE HAVE A GENTLEMAN IN OUR CLUB THAT MAKES THE TREES FOR US. ALL THE TREES YOU SAW, HE MADE THOSE. I DO THE BRIDGEWORK. ANOTHER GENTLEMAN DOES THE BRIDGEWORK. WE HAVE ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL, A COUPLE OF US, THAT LIKE TO DO LANDSCAPING, TRACK LAYERS, ELECTRICIANS. SO OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, WE’VE MADE OUR MISTAKES AND LEARNED FROM THEM AND PROGRESSED. WE HAVE ONE GENTLEMAN IN OUR CLUB WHO IS A MASTER RAILROADER, AND THAT DURNEBERGER, A PROFESSOR IN TEXAS, AUSTIN TEXAS. HE’S HERE TWO OR THREE MONTHS EVERY SUMMER. SO WE’RE A PRETTY DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE HERE. WE SOCIALIZE AS A CLUB. WIVES ARE GETTING INVOLVED WITH US. WE HAVE A GOOD TIME, BUT WE’VE GOT AN AWFUL LOT OF TALENTED PEOPLE HERE, AND I SOMETIMES THINK YOU CAN SEE THE LOGGERS OUT IN THE WOODS P CHOPPING WOOD IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH. IF THEY WANTED TO MAKE IT MOVE, THEY PROBABLY FIGURED OUT A WAY OF DOING IT, AND THAT’S WHAT’S FUN WITH THIS, THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH HERE. THEY’RE DEDICATED TO THE RAILROAD AND THEY’RE NOT AFRAID TO PUT THE TIME IN TO DO THIS. THEY DO A GOOD JOB AT IT IT. WE HAVE TWO OR THREE GENTLEMEN IN OUR CLUB WHO ARE EXCELLENT TOUR GIVERS.>>MY NAME IS JOE, ONE OF THE TOUR GUIDES HERE AT NORTHERN TRACKERS RAILROAD CLUB. I’M ALSO THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZATION, WHICH MEANS I DON’T HAVE ANY REAL DUTIES. SO I ENJOY GIVING THE TOURS, OR ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT GIVES THE TOURS. WHILE I THINK WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE, AT LEAST IN MY OPINION, IS THAT WE DO HAVE THIS HISTORIC LAYOUT RATHER THAN JUST A TYPICAL RAILROAD, MODEL RAILROAD SETUP. THIS IS TRYING TO REPRESENT WHAT THINGS WERE LIKE THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, THE MINING INDUSTRY AND THE LOGGING INDUSTRY. YOU’LL SEE, PERHAPS, A FEW PASSENGER CARS, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, IT WAS SMALL LOCOMOTIVES, LOW SPEED SEPARATIONS HAULING LOGS AND ORE OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THIS SECTION REPRESENTS THE TOWN OF MARY PROBABLY THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, 1910, 1915. AT THAT TIME, I UBDZ THERE WERE PROBABLY 4 OR 5,000 PEOPLE LIVING IN NARY. HE STARTED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AREA, THINGS WE KNEW EXISTED AT THAT TIME. HE TOOK THE PHOTOGRAPHS HOME AND MADE THE INDIVIDUAL BUILDINGS, AND THEN ADDITIONAL ITEMS WERE PUT IN, FIGURES, VARIOUS PEOPLE, LOGGING OPERATIONS SO THAT PEOPLE CAN SEE WHAT THE NARY AREA LOOKED LIKE BACK THEN. ONE OF THE UNIQUE THINGS ABOUT THE NARY LAYOUT IS THE FACT THAT THERE IS NOT A ROAD BED, JUST TRACKS AND TIES LAID OUT ON THE GROUND, BUT A LOGGING CAMP WAS A VERY TEMPORARY THING. THEY DIDN’T WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO BUILD A FIRST CLASS RAILROAD TRACK. SO WE’VE DONE THE SAME THING HERE. WE’VE PUT THE TRACKS DOWN RIGHT ON THE GROUND AND IF THEY RUN OUT OF LOGS HERE, THEY CAN MOVE THE CAMP TO THE NEXT PLACE. THIS SECTION OF OUR LAYOUT, THE HISTORIC REPRESENTATION IS OF PINE RIVER, AND BECAUSE WE HAVE TO COMPRESS SPACE, FROM PINE RIVER WE MOVE RIGHT OVER HERE INTO A LOGGING CAMP THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN TYPICALLY IN THE AREA OF PINE RIVER. LOGGING WAS ONE OF THE TWO MAJOR INDUSTRIES TURN OF THE CENTURY ALONG WITH MINING. IF YOU CAN LOOK IN HERE, YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE OPERATIONS THAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IN THE WOODS AS THE LOGS ARE CUT, TRIMMED, HOISTED ON TO FLAT CARS, AND THEN EVENTUALLY HOOKED UP WITH A LOCOMOTIVE, AND THEY WOULD HAVE GONE EITHER TO A SAWMILL DIRECTLY, OR THEY WOULD HAVE GONE TO A RIVER WHERE THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN RAFTED TO THE NEXT SAWMILL. ONE OF THE THINGS I’D LIKE TO POINT OUT, IF YOU LOOK OVER HERE, A REPRESENTATION OF WALKER. YOU CAN SEE LOTS OF SCENERY, LOTS OF TREES, SCENERY ALONG THE TRACK. ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN MADE LOCALLY BY MEMBERS OF THE CLUB. ONE OF OUR MEMBERS HAS MADE ALL OF THESE TREES INDIVIDUALLY. HE KNOWS HOW MANY THERE ARE. HE ISN’T TELLING US, BUT THERE WILL BE A RAFFLE LATER THIS YEAR. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE GET IS HOW DID WE GET THE WATER, WHERE DOES IT GO, WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE. THE WATER IS PUT IN THE STREAMS AND LAKES. WE START WITH A CAVITY IN THE LAYOUT. WE PAINT IT. GENERALLY IF IT’S A LAKE, WE PAINT IT BLACK IN THE CENTER AND COME OUT WITH GREENS AND BROWNS AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE EDGE, POUR A LITTLE BIT OF SAND IN IT, SAME DEAL, COLOR IT, AND THEN WE POUR A LIQUID RESIN ON TO THAT SURFACE. IN A FEW HOURS, FEW MINUTES, THE THE RESIN DRIES, AND WE HAVE A HARD SURFACE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MAKES OUR CLUB UNIQUE, THIS TRACK LAYOUT DOESN’T JUST HAVE LOOPS GOING AROUND THE LAYOUT. AS YOU NOTICE HERE, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SIDINGS. THESE ARE IN PLACE REPRESENTING THE WAY THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY WORKED AND STILL WORKS. THE SIDINGS ALLOWS CARS TO BE DROPPED OFF AT VARIOUS INDUSTRIES, VARIOUS PLACES. CARS ARE THEN TYPICALLY FILLED UP WITH LOGS OR ORE, WHATEVER IS THE PRODUCT, AND THEN TRAINS COME BACK AND PICK THOSE UP. SO THEY NEEDED SIDINGS SO THAT A LOCOMOTIVE CAN DETACH ITSELF FROM ONE END OF THE STRING OF CARS, GET TO THE BACK, CUT IT LOOSE, MOVE THINGS AROUND. IT’S VERY COMPLICATED, BUT THIS LAYOUT ALLOWS ACTUAL TRAIN OPERATIONS TO BE CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS. THIS AREA REPRESENTS THE IRON MINING INTERESTS IN THE AREA. THE TRACK HIGH AND LOW HAS BEEN PUT TOGETHER. THE TRESTLE HAS BEEN BUILT STICK BY STICK BY ONE OF OUR MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE TRESTLE ON THIS SIDE AS WELL AS THE RETAINING WALL. IRON ORE CHUNKS, GRAVEL FROM THE PIT COLLECTED AND USED TO DEPICT THE IRON ORE IN THE SOIL AROUND THE AREA. WE’VE GOT A COUPLE OF TRAINS RUNNING. I DON’T KNOW WHEN AND WHERE THEY’RE GOING TO SHOW UP. HERE YOU’VE GOT ONE COMING AROUND, COMING OUT OF THE OVERPASS. THIS AREA ISN’T COMPLETED YET, BUT WE HAVE A WORKING TURNTABLE. SOME DAY THERE WILL BE A SAWMILL OVER THERE IN BRAINERD. HERE YOU CAN SEE THE LOGS BEING BROUGHT IN BY A RAILROAD CAR ROLLED INTO RICE LAKE. WELL, THE MODEL TRAIN EQUIPMENT, WHETHER YOU’RE TALKING OLD SCALE OR HO, TODAY THEY HAVE, WHILE THEY LOOK LIKE OLD TIME LOCOMOTIVES, THEY HAVE LOCK — ELECTRONIC CHIPS, THEY CARRY THEIR OWN SOUND WITH THEM SO THEY CAN REPLICATE THE SOUND THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MADE 100 YEARS AGO, THE SQUEAL OF THE BRAKES, THE CHUCK OF THE BOILER, THE PISTONS WORKING, BELLS. IN THE OLD DAYS, ONE TRAIN WOULD RUN, OR IF YOU TURNED THE TRACK ON, ALL TRAINS ON THE TRACK WOULD RUN AT THE SAME TIME. NOWADAYS, EACH TRAIN HAS ITS OWN ADDRESS. YOU SIGNAL THAT PARTICULAR ADDRESS, TELL THAT LOCOMOTIVE WHAT TO DO. THE OTHER LOCOMOTIVES ON THE TRACK CONTINUE DOING WHATEVER THEY WERE DOING, AND WE TALK TO THEM INDIVIDUALLY. ONE OF THE THINGS WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN BEING ABLE TO DO, IF PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN A NEIGHBORHOOD, WHAT WERE THINGS LIKE HERE 50 YEARS AGO, 100 YEARS AGO. THIS IS A PRETTY FAIR REPRESENTATION OF THAT. THERE ARE STILL REMNANTS OF SOME OF THESE BUILDINGS AND TRACK BEDS IN THE AREA. A NUMBER OF STATIONS, A STATION IN PINE RIVER. WE HAVE THAT REPRESENTED AT OUR SITE RIGHT HERE. IT’S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT SCALE, BUT THIS BUILDING CAN BE SEEN IN PINE RIVER. WE’VE TRIED TO USE QUALITY STUFF IN HERE IN OUR SHOWROOM. THE PICTURES ON OUR WALLS ARE FROM DIFFERENT HISTORICAL SOCIETIES THAT HAVE GRACIOUSLY MADE COPIES FOR US. WE RUN VARIOUS NUMBERS OF TRAINS, A SUBURBAN RAILROAD SETTING. WE HAVE A FUTURE N SCALE. WE HAVE A SMALL LAYOUT IN ANOTHER ROOM WHERE A LITTLE STORE IS WHERE CHILDREN WITH PLAY WITH THE TRAIN, AND THEY ENJOY THAT. WE WOULD LIKE TO GET MORE INVOLVED WITH ORGANIZATIONS. WE HAVE CUB SCOUTS, BOY SCOUTS, TROOPS HAVE COME THROUGH, RED HATTERS FROM FARGO WERE HERE ONE TIME, NORTH OF TOWN BRING THEIR PEOPLE THROUGH FOR TOURS, LIBRARY. SO WE’RE TRYING TO GET OUT INTO THE PUBLIC TO GET KNOWN, AND WE ARE GETTING KNOWN AS ONE OF THE FEW PLACES WHERE YOU CAN COME AND BRING YOUR KIDS AND SPEND A SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITHOUT PAYING TO GET IN. WE’RE OPEN FOR NO CHARGE. SO WE’RE GETTING KNOWN FOR THAT, AND WE ALWAYS WANT TO KEEP THAT. WE JUST WANT TO SHOW KIDS AND PEOPLE TRAINS. IT’S AMAZING WITH OUR LAYOUT OUT IN FRONT THAT THERE ARE THINGS ON THERE KIDS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE, AND WE HAVE A SCAVENGER HUNT SHEET. WHAT’S THIS? WE COULDN’T FIND IT. COAL IS A GOOD EXAMPLE, DIDN’T KNOW WHAT CALL IS. WE’RE HAVING A LOT OF FUN WITH THAT ONE, AND WE ENJOY IT IT, AND WE LIKE THE KIDS TO COME IN. WE LIKE THE ADULTS. WE LIKE TALKING ABOUT RAILROAD. I GET GREAT SATISFACTION OUT OF WATCHING THE KIDS. ANYBODY THAT COMES IN, I LIKE TRAINS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM INTERESTED IN TRAINS. WE DO HAVE SOME KIDS THAT ARE INTERESTED, BUT I THINK THE REAL FUN PART WOULD BE SOME DAY BEING ABLE TO TAKE SOME KIDS AND SET THEM DOWN AND HAVE THEM BUILD A BRIDGE, DO A DIAGRAM FOR LANDSCAPING. RIGHT NOW WE’VE SPENT THE LAST FEW YEARS BUILDING, GETTING EVERYTHING RUNNING, AND WE’RE STILL TRYING TO GET SOME THINGS RUNNING, BUT EVENTUALLY THIS WILL COME CLOSE TO AN END. THEN IT WILL BE TO MAINTAIN, CHANGE OR MOVE INTO ANOTHER AREA, AND THIS IS KIND OF WHAT OUR GOAL IS, TO KEEP IT HERE, KEEP YOUNG PEOPLE, OLD PEOPLE INVOLVED, PROVIDE TO THE PUBLIC AND THE PEOPLE A PLACE TO GO THAT THEY DON’T HAVE TO LOOK IN THE POCKETBOOK TO GO. WE WANT TO KEEP GOING AS A HISTORICAL SETTING. IT’S AMAZING THE KIDS AND ALLOT OF ADULTS COME THROUGH. THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT A STEAM ENGINE IS. THEY’VE NEVER SEEN ONE RUN. OUR BRIDGES AND TUNNELS COME OUT. THERE IS SOOT ON THEM. THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THAT BLACK STUFF IS. THEY’VE NEVER SEEN A STEAM ENGINE PUFFING SMOKE WHEN IT COMES DOWN THE TRACKS. SO THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS. WE HAVE HAND PUMPS OUT THERE. MOST OF THE KIDS DON’T KNOW WHAT A HAND PUMP IS. THERE’S A NUMBER OF THINGS, THINGS OUT THERE THAT THEY HAVEN’T SEEN. I KIND OF USE THE ADAGES THAT THE OLDER WE GET WE KIND OF REGRESS BACK TO OUR SECOND CHILDHOOD, AND MINE IS TRAINS. SO THIS IS WHERE I SPEND MY TIME, MY HOBBIES, AND YEAH, I’D LIKE TO SEE THIS PRESERVED FOR ANOTHER 20, 30 YEARS FROM NOW. NO ONE WILL EVEN KNOW WHAT A STEAM ENGINE IS OTHER THAN THE MUSEUM. HERE THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE MODELS RUN, WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE, AND ON THE OLD SCALE, NEW STUFF. THAT’S STEAM COMING OUT, SMOKE. YOU CAN SEE THE SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE FRONT OF THAT ENGINE. THERE IS JUST SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT A TEAM ENGINE. WHEN THAT BLOWS THAT WHISTLE ON A COLD WINTER’S NIGHT, THEY’VE NEVER HEARD THAT, BUT YOU CAN GET AN IDEA WHAT THESE TRAINS — THE WHISTLES ON THESE TRAINS ARE PRETTY ACCURATE NOW, PRETTY NEAT TO HEAR. SO THERE’S A HISTORY THAT GOES WITH THE RAILROAD, AND WE’VE GOT A LOT OF RAILROAD PEOPLE STOP IN THAT AT ONE TIME WORKED ON RAILROADS. WE’RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THAT KIND OF INFORMATION, ESPECIALLY IN THE LOCAL AREA HERE. THEY WORKED ON THE RAILROADS AROUND HERE. THE RAILROAD THAT WE MODEL AFTER IS THE MINNESOTA INTERNATIONAL THAT RAN, I BELIEVE, FROM BRAINERD TO INTERNATIONAL FALLS, AND THAT WOULD HAVE FOLLOWED THE OLD PAUL BUNYAN TRAIL. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE RAIL LIGHT. COME AND SEE US IF YOU WANT TO SEE TRAINS. BRING YOUR KIDS, BRING YOUR GRANDKIDS, TAKE A WALK BACK INTO >>>THE GRAND VIEW LODGE THAT WE KNOW TODAY STARTED OUT AS A REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT. 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    Microtubules: tentpoles & railroads
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    Microtubules: tentpoles & railroads

    August 15, 2019


    The cells in your body are like tiny floppy
    soap bubbles, and yet here you are: still all in one piece without
    going *pop* 100 trillion times. So why is that? It’s all down to your microtubules. Microtubules are the tent poles that give
    stability and rigidity to your cells. They’re made up of a protein called tubulin,
    which comes in two flavours: alpha and beta Alpha and beta tubulin bind together in what we call a dimer, and that dimer binds to other
    dimers until you get a spiral that goes all the way
    around. It takes 13 dimers, or 26 tubulin proteins,
    to make 1 cycle, so for a single microtubule you easily need
    more than 1000 individual tubulin proteins. So how are these microtubules made? Well,
    piece by piece. If one microtubule needs 1000s of proteins,
    that means that every cell must have many, many, many copies of both alpha and beta tubulin.
    Since alpha and beta tubulin only bind to one another in a very specific orientation,
    they automatically assemble in the right way to form a microtubule that can dynamically
    extend. Now you’d think these tent poles would get
    in the way every time a cell needs to change shape
    or move somewhere. Fortunately for us, microtubules are dynamic. This means that they are also
    a touch unstable. Microtubules can start to disassemble in what
    is known as a catastrophe. After having grown for a bit
    they are able to suddenly fall apart and peel off as individual filaments. But that’s only part of the microtubule story.
    Microtubules are also the railroads of a cell. The inside of your cells is made up of a thick,
    salty liquid called the cytosol. Inside it loads and loads of
    proteins float around until they happen to arrive where ever it is that they kinda wanted
    to go. So what happens when proteins have a very
    specific place that they want to go to, that they wouldn’t
    easily reach by floating around and randomly bouncing off of other proteins?
    This is where the microtubules come back in. Because they form a network that goes pretty
    much all anywhere in a cell, and because they are
    generally quite sturdy, microtubules are the train tracks that you can transport cargo
    down. Cellular cargo needs a molecular freight train
    to carry it along the microtubules, and that is a protein called kinesin. Kinesin
    is able to bind to tubulin with its two feet-like motor domains, and slowly work its
    way up the microtubule to deliver its protein cargo. So, microtubules: tentpoles, railroads and
    pretty much all-round amazing.

    The Ice Block Expedition and Chainsaw Licenses: Citation Needed LIVE, Part 2
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    The Ice Block Expedition and Chainsaw Licenses: Citation Needed LIVE, Part 2

    August 15, 2019


    This is the Technical Difficulties.
    We’re playing Citation Needed. Joining me today:
    He reads books, you know — it’s Chris Joel! Hiyo. Everybody’s favourite Gary Brannan — Gary Brannan! [To the tune of ‘Born Free’]
    ‘Porn free… as free as your mam blows…’ And the bounciest man on this stage — Matt Gray! Hello you… lot! In front of me I’ve got an article from Wikipedia
    and these folks can’t see it. Every fact they get right is a point and a ding [DING], And there’s a special prize for
    particularly good answers, which is… [Audience sings] ALL: Oh yeah. GARY: What have we done? And today, we are talking about
    the Ice Block Expedition of 1959. Is this like King Cnut holding back the tide? Trying to stop it melting by sheer force of will? MATT: Who’s Will? Well, this is the problem with the expedition. They couldn’t find enough people called
    Bill, Will and William or Willis to take along, which is why it’s failed,
    which is why the ice caps are still melting. MATT: Oh. Well, that’s called, they all have bread-making
    hands and they’re all too warm. You need them to be pastry hands to do that,
    they’re all cold, don’t you. TOM: What?! Oh, for the love of f***! Look… If you’ve got ‘bread-making hands’,
    you’ve got warm hands, because you need warm hands to activate the yeast. If you’ve got cold hands, you’ve got
    ‘pastry-making hands’, because that keeps the pastry cold
    and the butter doesn’t melt… …dickhead. [Laughter] So if you’ve got bread-making hands,
    you can melt dickheads? GARY: Yes. CHRIS: Is it like a superpower?
    GARY: Go! Yaargh! S***test superhero ever. Bread-Making Hand Man! Bellend Melter! Somebody’d pay for that, you know that, don’t you? This was a publicity stunt. In fact, it was called the biggest
    publicity stunt the world had ever seen. MATT: Was this a beverage company trying to serve
    their drinks with ‘Arctic Ice!’ or something like that? TOM: I’m going to give you a point for ‘arctic ice’…
    [DING] TOM: Because it was starting from — This is a ‘no’, isn’t it. But I’m getting a point somehow. That’s like a teacher at school… ‘Yes…? Has anyone else got any suggestions?’ You’re right about arctic ice.
    But it was not a beverage company. Was it one of these mad things, where they were
    going to, like, irrigate the Kalahari or something? [DING] Get in! It wasn’t irrigation, but it was an attempt to get an ice block
    from the Arctic Circle to the equator. MATT: For the lolz. For the publicity. Just get a cool box! CHRIS: How big’s your cool box?
    I mean, I know you eat a lot of pies, but… So what kind of company would
    want to do a publicity stunt by moving ice all that distance over land to the equator? CHRIS: Over land?! TOM: Over land.
    MATT: Over land? GARY: A fridge company. CHRIS: Haulage company.
    GARY: To show the beneficiary of… Or asbestos company, to show
    how good the asbestos is. [DING] It’s not asbestos, but it’s insulation. You keep giving us points and
    saying it’s not what we said! It’s a Norwegian insulation company. I’m going to give you a point, because if there
    wasn’t asbestos in that, I’ll be very surprised. And frankly, if there is asbestos in it,
    *they* will have been very surprised. [Laughter] Not until about 25 years later, I’ll guess. It was made from glass wool. Made from fibreglass. GARY: Glass wool. This was inspired by a radio station. In 1958, which radio station would
    have put up a challenge like that? [Posh voice] The BBC World Service. TOM: Very much the opposite. The ITV World Service. [Applause] Brought up in the ’80s! What would the ITV World Service be? Because that’s basically just Keith Lemon. It’s Ant & Dec. To be fair, that sounds like something ITV
    and Ant & Dec would do now, wouldn’t they. ‘We’re gonna transport a block of ice to the equator, live!’ Stripped over two weeks’ worth and
    you’d vote off which bit of ice you don’t like. Any ITV commissioners: 25 percent, yeah? Now, you say it’s a radio station… [Pirate voice]
    May it have been, yarrr, one that be on a boat? Well, it was certainly beyond our borders. It was Radio Luxembourg. ALL: Ohh. Who launched a challenge to transport three tons
    of ice from the Arctic Circle to the equator. MATT: ‘Let’s say this, and see if anyone does it!’ [DING] GARY: And then it’s one of those awful things, GARY: …where someone turns up on your doorstep
    with three tons of ice from the Arctic. [DING]
    [Laughter] MATT: [American radio voice]
    ‘Wacky Radio Challenge!’ [Idiotic laughter] TOM: What was the prize they were
    going to award for this? [Radio voice] A car! Someone who works in radio. A s***load of tonic. [Laughter] I mean, you could buy that with this… GARY: ‘Free drinks all round!’ *More* ice. [Laughter] One million dollars. Oh. [DING] One hundred thousand francs — GARY: You’re doing it again!
    [Laughter] No, no, I’m getting there… ‘No.’ Ding!
    What is this?! …per kilo that made it to the Arctic. CHRIS: Whoa.
    GARY: Ahhh. So theoretically, that was anything up to… three hundred million francs,
    if I’ve done my maths right… But if someone actually managed
    to get the three tons of ice there, and suddenly, oh, an insulation
    company’s got involved… They started being very worried. How did they get the ice out of the Arctic?
    Did it take a digger or something? MATT: You know when you’ve got an ice lolly,
    and you lick one bit and it goes in? MATT: They’re just licking it into squares. [Laughter] GARY: Tons of Norwegian men — hands and knees… [Laughter] Can you not do that while you’re sat next to me? [Wolf whistle from audience] [Laughter] Your mam’s in! They actually got it out from a glacier in 200-kilo blocks. What do you use to remove that much ice? MATT: Spoon!
    GARY: Big f***in’ hammers! Um, no… no… Chainsaw. [DING] [Applause] I knew you’d get that, because you
    have a chainsaw license, don’t you? Not since October. ALL: Awww. And you’re all slightly safer in your beds. [Laughter] But when we had that absinthe and chainsaw night
    last week, you told me you were fully qualified! CHRIS: Once you’re drunk, you don’t need to be qualified. It all becomes much more natural. To be fair, I don’t think Leatherface from the
    horror movies really had a license for that. It’s not a requirement. You see what happened?
    You see what happened?! That’s fair. That’s fair. Is that like Al Capone? Is that what they got him on? So yes. 200-kilo blocks, melted together to make a single
    block of ice weighing 3,050 kilos. Now, I’m setting this up specifically for Gary: What was the container they
    constructed for it made from? GARY: IRON.
    TOM: Correct! [DING] There’s two little squirrels in my head… One was saying, ‘Say iron!’
    The other was saying, ‘Say anything else!’ ‘Wool!’ They placed it on top of a truck that would carry it
    all the way to the equator, accompanied by what? Two of every animal! Gin! In a big tanker behind it. That’s fair…
    A film crew, sadly. Where did they go? They started — CHRIS: South.
    MATT: The equator. Well, yes, okay. GARY: Point! Point! I’m not giving you a point for that. They started near —
    well, they started in the Arctic Circle… MATT: Where? Norway Arctic? Norway, yes. Oh. Cheating bastards! How is that cheating? I don’t know. I had this thing that they’d gone
    all the way to the North Pole and done it… No, Arctic Circle to equator. Oh, of course, right. In my head I had an image of
    an iron tank with the North Pole sticking out at the top. CHRIS: I was going to say. You can just get a budget flight to the Arctic. Yeah! Yeah, but can you imagine the
    carry-on fees for three tons of ice? Slice it. One in each seat. Just have refrigerated pockets on
    a fishing vest and take it bit by bit. TOM: That’s how you get past Ryanair charges, isn’t it. Yeah, yeah. You just wear all the ice. So the first stop was Oslo,
    which seems a sensible place. What would be needed near the equator,
    at Libreville, where they finished? Food. Not quite. Certainly something that was
    needed for people who lived there. GARY: Fish.
    CHRIS: Jam. MATT: Vaccines and medicines. TOM: Matt gets the point. Absolutely right. [DING] 300 kilos of medicines. Obviously, they can keep them cold. They’ve got ice. Oh God! I didn’t think of using
    the ice to transport something. I just thought you meant something else
    that was along for the ride. No, medicines go off in the heat,
    so suddenly, they had a lot of ice… Within it, was there a horror from beyond time
    that had yet to be unfrozen as well? Half a flying saucer. Not even stopped, just carried on cutting with
    the chainsaw. ‘Ah, ****, there’s another one…’ I hate to set the joke up, but your mum’s in. GARY: Heyyy! Okay, right, no… Oh, she is in! All right then. What happened in Belgium? The customs! Yep. Absolutely right. [DING]
    What did they not have? Ice. CHRIS: Right.
    [Laughter] A license to carry ice. TOM: Yep. Absolutely right. [DING]
    GARY: What?! They didn’t have a customs declaration for it. [Applause] Concealed carry for an ice cube. [Old-fashioned bobby voice]
    ‘Sorry, sir, I can see you are dripping, there…’ Yeah. Absolutely right. There was no
    customs declaration for the ice. What? The… the… You can see it! It’s tons of ice! TOM: How do you solve something like that? MATT: Melt it! GARY: Disguise it as a circus. No, just a moustache and a stick-on nose. ‘And this is Steve.’ [Ice creaking noise] ‘Hurry up, Steve!’ GARY: ‘He don’t say much.’ No, a customs official just accompanied them
    all the way, so officially it never entered Belgium. To make sure they didn’t import illegal ice. Yes. Wait, wait, wait. What if a Belgian ran up and had a lick? [Laughter]
    What is it with me and licking?! You should see me in the freezer. You *shouldn’t* see me in the freezer.
    [Laughter] That’s why you’re banned from Iceland, isn’t it. Both the country and the supermarket. Can you imagine the recursive nature
    if they had a branch of Iceland in Iceland? TOM: Well, they’d just call it England, and it’s just… The freezers don’t work, and everything’s
    twice as expensive as it was a month ago. GARY: Heyyy! Satire. They got to Paris… The crew were invited to dine with…? [French accent] The president. TOM: Er, the mayor. I’ll give you a point, it’s close enough.
    [DING] No, it’s f***ing not! [Laughter] Gary… On the scale of civic dignitaries… TOM: Do you want the point? I don’t want bulls*** points. Down at the bottom you have mayor. Up here you have
    le Président. I was talking the cheese, by the way. Having dinner with, not of. Yeah. The mayor! The president! God’s sake! Never get *you*
    into international diplomacy. TOM: I think none of us should ever be
    in international diplomacy, Gary. Fair cop. Yeah. Yes. From Paris they continued to Marseilles, and
    it was lifted aboard a freighter that sailed to Algiers. How much water had melted
    by the point they got to the Sahara? Er… CHRIS: None. Ice melts into water. [Applause] [DING] Go for the Biscuit one over there. You’re not having Biscuits for that! How much ice had melted by
    the time they got it to the Sahara? Twenty percent. An Nth. Ah, that’s a good fraction. You can’t lose there. Can’t be wrong now. Er… well, Gary wins, so… Well, thing is, no, you were actually closer.
    It was only four litres. Out of all of that, less than one thousandth… I didn’t actually say anything. Did nobody notice that? You said zero, so you’re closer. Yeah, but I said an Nth! That’s undefinable. Have we got any mathematicians in? Of course we’ve got some mathematicians in.
    Who gets the point? AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Chris. Chris gets the point! Bastard. [Applause] What were the instructions they got
    as they went across the Sahara? ‘Go west.’ [Laughter] [Sings] Life is peaceful there… Matt, I know you’re not good at directions… If he was doing directions, he’d have said, ‘Go right.’ CHRIS: Or left. What was the main danger in the Sahara at that point? Being shot. Yet again, Chris… [DING] Absolutely right. GARY: Was there a war on? There was. There were ‘forces hiding in the mountains’. MATT: Did we start it? TOM: Huh?
    MATT: Did we start it? CHRIS: We weren’t even alive, Matt.
    I don’t think any of us could have started it. The advice was, ‘No stops, drive for your lives,
    even if you get a flat tire.’ Cool! You see, they don’t have that in the driving test, do they? Maybe if you go to Saharan Africa they do. To be fair, there was a wonderful question —
    because I did my theory test last year, and one of the questions is, ‘What do you do if you are driving through a tunnel, but your car is on fire…’ [Laughter] ‘…but your car is still drivable?’ MATT: Get the f*** out of the tunnel. TOM: Yes! You’re absolutely right. If your car is drivable, get out, because
    otherwise you’re going to kill other people. I’m going to be dead honest, and I don’t
    want that to happen to anybody ever… but s***, that’d look good. Just gunning out of a tunnel in flames,
    with you going, ‘Ha ha! I’m doing good!’ Yeah, but it’s when you’re listening to Matt Monro
    and there’s a bulldozer at the far end anyway. MATT: You’re going to have to… Wow. Five people here have seen The Italian Job. Okay. So you’ve driven your burning car out of the tunnel. Then you’ve got to somehow get out of it
    with the most panache you can. I wouldn’t be worried about panache at that point. As we all know, the driving test is rated on
    style, control, damage and aggression, so… [Laughter and applause] Okay, so just for the reference:
    Italian Job — no. Robot Wars — yes. That’s fine. GARY: We’ve found their level. MATT: Can I ask a question?
    TOM: Yes. What were we talking about? [Laughter] Because I can’t remember. TOM: They were crossing the Sahara
    on the Ice Block Expedition of 1959. They had taken a block of ice from the Arctic Circle, They’d made it to the Sahara.
    They met a tribe that lived there… TOM: And how did they greet them?
    What did they give them for, er… MATT: Hugs.
    GARY: Water pistol fight. Bit one-sided, but you know… TOM: You’re close… Water. Yes. Absolutely right. [DING]
    They gave the camels water from the container. Um, the commentary… Did a camel get his tongue stuck to the big
    block of ice while they were doing it? I believe they had a small spigot
    on the bottom that could drain the — Oh, good use of the word ‘spigot’, Tom. What would be in the water, given what it’s insulated in? Oh, fibreglass… Yes. [DING] But in the entire trip across the Arctic,
    they lost… how much water? GARY: Eight litres. MATT: Ten. A camel’s worth. Chris gets it. 96 litres. [DING] It’s about a camel’s worth. That feels about right. And who did they meet?
    We’re looking for a very famous physician. MATT: Doctor Jones? Doctor Jones? Aqua? Aqua! What I like is that you could hear the ripple
    of people getting that as it spread about. No… Albert Schweitzer. I have never heard that phrase. That rings a bell for some reason, but I don’t know why. TOM: ‘A French-German theologian,
    organist, philosopher, and physician.’ Is ‘organist’ a subcategory of physician? TOM: What did Norway send to Schweitzer’s hospital? [Arnold Schwarzenegger voice] Supplies. TOM: I mean… okay, I’ll need you
    to narrow that down a bit. Because the water melted… some fish to swim in it? TOM: Oh. You’re… [DING] No, piss off! Gary, you keep accidentally saying
    something that’s close enough. What would Norway send? Half a ton of fish. But what kind? What kind of…? Pickled herring. [Click]
    CHRIS: That didn’t go off. TOM: [DING] There we go. TOM: Close enough. Klippfisk. Oh no, that’s — TOM: That actually got an ‘Urrgh!’ from someone
    who has clearly eaten that, in the audience. Dried and salted cod. GARY: He’s in the middle of the Sahara.
    TOM: Yup. He’s got a doctor’s surgery in the middle of the Sahara. And Norway thinks it’s — TOM: Er, no, it’s Gabon.
    So they’re already a bit south of there. But Norway thinks it’s cool to send a load of
    very salty fish to a very dry part of the world. Yep. What utter bellends. [Laughter] I bet that’d smell nice in 50-degree heat. ‘But what’s in the box? We’ve been
    waiting for months for this!’ Clunk… ‘JESUS CHRIST!’ ‘What is wrong with them?!’ First of all, they made it.
    That’s the important thing. They got there… It was called ‘the greatest publicity stunt of all time’. They delivered 90 percent of that ice,
    without melting, to Libreville. A representative of the insulation company
    met them in Libreville. MATT: Didn’t he go with them? No, having taken the short route. GARY: Coward. He was a friend of someone.
    And we talked about him earlier, and you got a point despite the fact you shouldn’t have. The mayor of Paris? [Laughter and applause] TOM: That was… GARY: Squirrel One: ‘Say answer!’
    Squirrel Two… That was a half-court shot, and it sailed
    through the air, and it sailed through the air… and then it just bounced off the rim. Tom, never use the phrase ‘off the rim’ in my presence. TOM: Anyone else want to get the point for that? MATT: Ze president. [DING] Absolutely right. President Charles de Gaulle
    was a friend of that representative. Ahh, mais oui. Did he fly there? What…? CHRIS: Airport, mate.
    TOM: De Gaulle, oh my God… Just let it run. [Applause] TOM: Yes. He came with an offer. What did the representative of that
    company say to the expedition that had got all the way there, got that ice,
    got it there almost entirely intact? ‘What time d’you call this?’ ‘Could you just pop it back up to Paris for us?’ [DING] He said that if the crew were willing
    to drive it back to Paris, the president himself would receive them
    under the Arc de Triomphe. ‘Receive’ is not a euphemism in that particular case. Or so you think! What did they say to that offer? GARY: Nah. [DING] Absolutely right. They were exhausted. They said no.
    They said, that is it. They flew home, they left the ice there with the citizens. And it was called ‘the greatest publicity stunt of all time’. Did they then go around Radio Luxembourg’s
    front door, and rap on the door with a bill? TOM: Radio Luxembourg withdrew the offer. What?!
    Utter f***ers! Before the expedition set off. What utter f***ers! Imagine that! You’ve got there, ‘Radio Luxembourg? I believe I’m rich?’ To be fair, they did withdraw it before the
    expedition set off, when it was being planned. They said they were just joking,
    that wasn’t what they had in mind. A radio show has never done that before! And on that note…
    everyone here gets free Mystery Biscuits! [Cheering] Good luck. On that… congratulations Gary, you win this show! [Applause] GARY: Okay. I’m bracing… bracing. Go on. You win a tour round a giant underground laboratory, designed to accelerate flatulence
    close to the speed of light. GARY: No, no, no.
    No no no no no… TOM: It’s a farticle accelerator. With that, we say thank you to Chris Joel! To Gary Brannan! To Matt Gray! I’ve been Tom Scott, and we will see you after we walk off, pretend it’s
    the end of the show and walk back on again! [Applause]

    Union Pacific Railroad: Becoming a Project Engineer
    Articles, Blog

    Union Pacific Railroad: Becoming a Project Engineer

    August 15, 2019


    Well at Union Pacific I’m a Project
    Engineer so what that means is you know one of my managers will come to me with a problem so then I’d have to come up with a solution
    kind of figure out how I want to implement that
    solution, what kinda languages I wanna use what the user interface is going to be like,
    kinda attack the problem and figure out what the actual problem is,
    figure out the solution and then work with the user to see what would work best for them. So kind of the different systems we
    have on board is here’s kinda what the older one looks
    like so all the the military spec serial
    connectors obviously on the local motor you have a lot
    of vibration and heat issues and also dust and
    everything else, so you need very good connectors so that it doesn’t fall off so that it
    doesn’t vibrate off so that it doesn’t you know overheat. We’re moving to
    a new concept um so instead of going with an
    individual box for various things were going to go with the card cage. And this is one of our prototypes
    and pretty much you know, we have a backplane here. Michigan State is preparing me by giving me a good background in lot of
    different languages you know how computers operate and just
    kinda developing the critical thinking you need in the real world to kind of figure out you
    know, what can be applied to certain situations and certain problems and what
    would work and what wouldn’t work so it gave me a very broad knowledge
    on hardware and software which is very critical for the role that I play here. We’re kinda in
    a research and development type position so you know that really helps
    out so that I can use both software and
    hardware and the solutions I come up with. One of the things we also do here’s maintain
    our own network so we have people that know how to get
    onto the the world wide web interface for that we have our own on private IP network you know we have our own and you know we
    do all that works ourselves so here’s where they would figure a
    lot of that before sending it out to the field to get installed. We also want a lot of our own voice
    networks we have our own PBX’s and have
    a series of those connected so we do a lot of our own stuff here, a
    lot of our own communication a lot of our own maintenance you know there’s a lot of IT opportunities here We also do a lot of Java development
    interviewing viewing to that for the hardcore Comp Sci people. A lot of groups in there also use Agile development methods and they use quite a bit of the Agile development guidelines you know we have other people that
    can talk to you about that