Kanye West Is A Belligerent CryBully, US Sending Zelensky Drones, Russia, Ukraine, & Today's News
. There were estimates that were talking 6.7 million per minute. And now Evergreen the company that made that ship is seemingly celebrating by literally getting another ship stuck in another port., With port officials confirming that the 1095 foot Everford, which wow that name thats like. If I told my wife to call me 20 minute, DeFranco shed be like thats a thats, a lot of confidence before entry. You wan na, maybe change it to SS try my best, your choice., I dont want you clipping your chin on that bar you set., But The good news here is that the Everford, which was on its way to Norfolk Virginia from Baltimore it ran a ground on Sunday., But authorities have said that the ship is not blocking any navigation, nor were there any reports of injuries, pollution or damage to the vessel.. So luckily, the impact has been minimal. Thats, what she said. Okay. Thats. My quota for Dick jokes.. Welcome to the Philip DeFranco show you beautiful, bastard hit that like button and lets just jump into it., And then a lot of people have been requesting an update on this story.. I didnt think I would need to provide one after calling him a cruel abuser., But sure. Lets talk about the Kanye West stuff. And I wan na preface this by saying. I understand why some people see this as drama., Why some people see it as like entertainment. It involves some of the biggest people in the world, but its not entertainment.
. This is a cruel, manipulative abuser serial harassing his now ex wife on a scale weve just never seen before. A man who is time and time again shown that he is completely happy and comfortable with weaponizing his audience against whether it be his ex wife or anyone Around her to make that situation so toxic., Why would anyone want to go near her And I saw some people going Hey, but did you see the Pete Davidson text Right doesnt that change the situation now No.? Are you crazy Right? The text message is leaked.. He says yo its Skete. Take a second to calm, down., Its 800 AM. Kims, a great mom. Youre, so fucking lucky that shes, your kids mom., Adding Ive decided Im, not gon na. Let you treat us this way. Anymore. And Im done being quiet grow the fuck up., Which Kanye says: oh you using profanity.. Where are you right now To which Pete Davidson says in bed with your wife, with this photo. And great Im? Just repeating you know this already. And if not Im. So sorry were talking about this., But so many people were like look at this Pete Davidsons a scumbag., And I saw that – and I was like, but is he Like if nothing had happened before this and Kanye was like hey? Where are you at man? He was like in bed with your wife that would be insane level behavior., But then taking into the full context.
, Where one of the most famous people on the earth has weaponized his audience against you and your girlfriend. Who also happened to be this famous persons, ex wife and hes, been harassing you. And even through art, and also just regular ass words saying that he was going to hurt you.. This is Kanye stans, trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Im supposed to feel bad for Kanye West. After the guy hes been harassing and threatening for a month kind of said, something out of pocket. Go fuck yourself.. How dare one of the victims swing back., Not to mention in these messages, after his single shot back after a month of harassment and threats, Pete is also trying to reach out to Kanye and say hey, I struggle with mental health too, but there are options you Can get help. It doesnt have to be like this. And Kanye. That fucking cry bully then runs to the internet. Hes like see how Im the victim. Like yo. This is why I think its important that even more people have been speaking up like Trevor Noah recently., But I think he really hit on the note that this is not like this shouldnt be for everyones entertainment.. This is about harassment and how this is something that can happen to anyone with him warning like. I have also been warning that situations like this can escalate to violence. People getting hurt.. What we are seeing, though, is one of the most powerful one of the richest women in the world, unable to get her ex to stop texting her to stop chasing after her to stop harassing her.
. Just think about that, for a moment. With Trevor, adding that he himself actually grew up in an abusive household and saying that people would question his mother, saying she was overreacting, sort of turned the blame on her and adding And Ill never forget.. One day I got a call from my brother saying: hey mom has just been shot in the head. Shes in the hospital now shes just been shot. And Im, not saying it to make it about me. Im, just saying maybe thats. Why I look at the story. Differently., To be honest, with you. Trevor adding you know, he doesnt think Kanye is necessarily going to do something like this, but people shouldnt be watching this from the sidelines like its just tabloid fodder and going oh its nothing.. When you see exact situations like this, where this just happens. And it the only difference, is like theyre, not famous people.. If you look through the responses to the Trevor Noah pieces, where you know theyre scattered all over social media, you see a number of women going. I you know I thats true. Ive been that woman but yeah. I dont know what the end of this story. Is., Kanye West, is a cry bully. Who cries foul anytime. Anyone calls him out for his just ridiculous, dangerous harassment and behavior., And then are you tired of daylight savings right. The spring forward fall back bullshit. Well, youre, not alone.. It seems the entire Senate is also feeling very, very sleepy, because yesterday they unanimously passed a bill that would stop all this bullshit and make daylight savings time permanent.
. Yes, the same chamber that cant even agree on everyone getting basic human right was like we all agree on this: one thing. Ted Cruz and Chuck Schumer, giving each other teary eyed hugs, but seriously lets talk about it right.. So the bill was introduced by Marco Rubio and it was dramatically named the Sunshine Protection Act which sounds like its part of our war on darkness., And it would take effect in November of 2023, if approved by the House and signed by President Biden.. And so, if this is passed into law, it would apply to states that currently participate in DST, meaning the people who live in those states, which is most of them wouldnt, have to change their clocks. And thats, really notable because in the last four years, 18 states Have passed laws or ballot initiatives that would do just that., But the federal law must first be changed in order for those state laws to take effect right And as for the reasoning behind the Senate proposal, supporters have noted that there are numerous studies that show spending More hours in daylight saving time reduce the risks of seasonal depression, heart problems and strokes with other research, showing that the switch would also result in fewer car accidents and nighttime robberies, while also saving energy and benefit retailers by giving consumers more time to spend money.. And these arguments also seem to have the backing of the public with a November poll from The EconomistYouGov, showing that nearly two thirds of Americans want to end the twice a year, clock change.
But turns out. This is an not as simple of an issue, as I thought it was. Now on the other side of this. Some do think that it is a bad idea to make daylight savings time permanent instead of standard time with this, including sleep scientists at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, with some experts arguing that standard time lines up more closely with the suns progression, arguing that bright Mornings help people wake up while dark nights help trigger sleep., And so they believe that this change will have a negative long term impact on public health.. Others have also disputed the claim that this permanent change, the DST, would save. Energy., Noting that the last time Congress made the change permanent in 1974 as a way to save fuel during an oil crisis, the Department of Transportation found that the move was actually ineffective at saving fuel. With others, noting more recently, studies have been largely inconclusive about whether Or not, it actually saves energy or, if it does its pretty negligible with some going. Even as far to argue, this decision could increase gas usage, because people will be more likely to stay out and go driving.. Also, some of the other arguments against going to DST include that it would unsync clocks from Europe which uses standard time from October to March, potentially harming trade and travel.. We argue that religious rituals that are performed at sunrise would be more difficult or impossible to do before work, though, to that point, workplaces would likely have to make some kind of religious exemption under law.
, And then finally, you have this third group of people, the Hank Greens of the world, who really couldnt, give less of a shit. Tweeting the size of my indifference about whether daylight savings time forever or daylight savings time. Never is the correct path out of changing my clocks twice a year., But for now with all that said, we have to wait to see how the House and Biden feel about this.. Of course, Id love to know your thoughts on it. And for me I think about this on a very micro level., I dont I kind of dont care about the macro.. I know I should I dont. Im a little bit in the Hanks camp of I kind of just dont care, as long as I dont have to change, but Im for the switch to DST., But from that I wan na. Take a second to thank the fantastic sponsor. Today. Show Stamps.comPhil, whether youre in a small office sending out invoices or an online seller shipping orders, or even a giant warehouse sending thousands of packages. A day. stamps.com is great for any size. Business. Were all busy enough as it is. And personally I love how convenient and cost effective. This is for me and my business.. I can even get all the mailing and shipping done without even leaving my house. For more than 20 years. Stamps.Com has been indispensable for over a million businesses.. You can print official US postage from your computer 247, no special supplies or equipment needed.
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Its coming after several states moved to restrict abortion, including Texas, which banned The procedure after six weeks. And as weve talked about that has actually not stopped abortions as much as what previously was expected, because a lot of women are now traveling out of state to obtain theirs, though, of course, thats not an option for everyone, because not everyone Can afford that right. Thats? Why theres? The argument of you can try and ban abortions, but really youre only banning abortions to people that cant afford the resources., But hey, like I said Id love to know your thoughts on Citigroup making this move.. Then, of course, we Americans have been fighting over social policy like Texass, abortion, ban or Floridas dont, say gay bill, but now weve got some absolutely stunning news out of Guatemala, where activists just helped block what wouldve been one of the harshest bills on abortion, LGBTQ rights And sex ed in the Western hemisphere., So the countrys legislature actually passed this law on Tuesday of last week, ironically on International Womens Day. And it wouldve banned same sex. Marriage barred schools from discussing LGBTQ issues with children and prohibited teaching, students about sexual diversity or the gay or lesbian sexist quote normal., But one of the biggest things is it wouldve punished women who get abortions to up to 10 years in jail with even harsher penalties For doctors and others who assist the procedure., Though, before youre completely relieved, women already face up to three years for obtaining abortions in Guatemala, except when their lifes at risk and same sex.
Marriage isnt allowed anyway.. But in addition to being more strict in many ways, the bill also carried symbolic weight, especially for the presidents conservative, religious base., But some lawmakers. There are saying that the bill was necessary, because quote minority groups in society propose ways of thinking and practices that are incongruous with Christian morality. And the president Alejandro Giammattei, proclaiming that Guatemala is the pro life capital of Latin America.. But then I dont know how he didnt suffer from whiplash. Just a day later, he drastically pivoted saying that the law suffered from technical deficiencies and saying that it violates the constitution of the Republic., With the men threatening to outright veto the bill, and yesterday Congress shelled it indefinitely., And so that has raised the question of well. Why did he backpedal on this? Well, some speculate that demonstrations from women, LGBTQ activists and university students outside Congress, as well as political pressure, even from the United States, put his feet on fire right. The US government specifically expressed serious concerns about the legislation in back channel conversations with the Guatemalan government according to two American officials, speaking to the New York Times. Plus, this comes at a precarious moment where the president, who is deeply unpopular and has been reeling from scandal After scandal., Like last year, when prosecutors began, investigating allegations that he accepted bribes from Russian businessmen in exchange for access to a key port with his attorney general, also controversially, detaining former prosecutors and targeting a judge, handling sensitive corruption.
Cases.. And although Biden came to the oval office saying he was determined to root out corruption in Central America. That promise has conflicted with his desire to work with Guatemala on policing, northward migration., But ultimately, as far as where we are now, the new law is smothered. Supporters are, of course, disappointed those against it are hailing this as a victory., But given the drastic 180 here I would say: keep your eyes on this.. This might not be an its over, it might just be an its over for now. And then. Finally, today that brings us to what is going on in Ukraine., Where yesterday we discussed that Russia and Ukraine were in the middle of ongoing peace talks., And that still seems to be the case with there being seemingly reliable rumors that a proposed deal from Russia would Include a Russian ceasefire and withdrawals. Ukraine agreeing to be neutral in a model similar to what Sweden and Austria have alongside refusing to join NATO, no foreign bases in Ukraine. Russians get legal status in Ukraine likely similar to what they already have in Belarus., And while this is seen as progress, it likely will not go too far.. Ukraine has been adamant that it wants the Donbass and Crimea back., So its not surprising that were also now seeing reports that Zelenskyys office isnt thrilled with a deal rejecting parts of it flat, out. And so seemingly, with negotiations stalling. It looks like Ukraine is making some moves with reports showing that in many theaters across the country, theyve gone on.
The offensive and Zelenskyy himself has also been on offensive of sort.. Where hes been giving speeches to governments around the world through streams to try and put pressure on getting more help., And today Zelenskyy spoke to the US Congress during his address, he showed a montage of Russian attacks against civilian buildings and how much Ukrainian cities have changed. Amid the fighting. And the video also calling for the closure of Ukrainian skies with Zelenskyy, adding Today, Its not enough to be the leader of the nation today takes to be the leader of the world.. Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace. Now, will he get a no fly zone? More than likely not. Weve talked about this in the past, but a no fly zone would mean US missiles and planes shooting down Russian ones.. It is a major escalation that the US does not want.. However, Zelenskyy did give Congress an out saying if this is too much to ask, we offer an alternative. You know what kind of defense systems we need and missile defense systems, especially those with more range than the already provided stinger missiles, would be a massive deal for Ukraine because they can be used to bring down Russian cruise missiles.. So to that end, the Biden administration is looking to send another billion dollars in aid to Ukraine, alongside possibly sending them US made drones., And that could be the two birds, one stone kind of situation.
Theyre, not fighter jets, which you, Ukraine has repeatedly asked for, but They do fill a similar role in hitting ground targets. And on top of that, theyll allow Ukraine to fly more missions right, Cause theres. An ongoing debate on how effective sending jet fighters to Ukraine would actually be. On one hand more fighter planes in reserve mean they can sustain more losses and thus may be willing to fly more missions per day.. But, on the other hand, Ukraines limited missions are already seen as highly effective. And even if it does add more planes, it doesnt mean they can sustain losing pilots.. So its argued that using drones gives Ukraine an ability to strike positions almost as strongly as if a jet did the attack, while also giving them a much wider pool of pilots.. You dont just have to limit your training to people that have to be in the jet., And so far Ukraine has already made great use of what drones it currently has. But a sudden influx of American made ones could be a deciding factor in a war like this., And it could also be an indicator that in modern warfare, huge tanks and expensive planes are just not cost effective. When a drone can blow stuff up all the same.. But ultimately, that is where that story and todays show ends.. As always. Thank you for watching., Like and subscribe. Being a part of these daily dives into the news.. My names, Philip DeFranco youve, just been filled in.