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Swipe Up 223: Unfiltered Opinions on the News and Entertainment World from the Ray Taylor Show
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Story 1 (00:00:58): Alec Baldwin is facing a criminal trial for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film "Rust" in New Mexico. Prosecutors will determine whether Baldwin is responsible for Hutchins' death by evaluating whether he "should have known of the danger involved" when he pointed a loaded gun at Hutchins or "acted with a willful disregard for the safety of others." Under New Mexico's involuntary manslaughter laws, Baldwin could face up to five years in prison if a jury finds criminal negligence in his accidental firing of a vintage Colt revolver. Baldwin's attorney, Luke Nikas, claims that the actor "relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds."
Story 2 (00:19:08): Netflix, the Silicon Valley DVD rental company, has come a long way since its start as an ambitious startup with grandiose dreams of being "a global entertainment distribution company that provides a unique channel for film producers and studios." Today, the company's founder and former CEO, Reed Hastings, stepped down from his role, leaving behind a company that has less than 2% of the $8 billion video rental market. Despite the competition from Walmart and Blockbuster, Netflix has managed to double its customer base to 750,000 this year and projects profitability and a million customers in 2003. With its steady revenue stream, low-tech video-on-demand alternative and flexible subscription plans, Netflix is changing the way we rent movies.
Story 3 (00:30:06): The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has released a report detailing official sightings of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs). The report states that UAP reporting is "increasing", and as of August 2022 there have been 510 UAP reports. The report mentions the establishment of the Department of Defense All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), which the US government hopes will aid in resolving UAP sightings. The report also detailed 144 UAP sightings that had been made by “reliable” sources, largely in the military, in the 17 years between 2004-2021, with a significant number of the phenomena in the report not being easily explained.
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