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What Prevents People From Getting to Know Christ? Eric Weighs In
"Think is maybe a barrier to people having that same journey that you had to understanding that scripture is strong and it speaks at conviction into all of these different facets of life. Well, there's a hundred answers to that question. It's human nature, which is to say sin, right? I want to, if I can have it both ways, if I can have my cake and eat it too, I don't have to stop doing this. I don't have to do that. And part of that has to do with the leadership of the church. If the leadership of the church of Christian pastors and leaders are not crystal clear on certain issues, people interpret that as, okay, I have an out. We need to know that they're true. And I think a lot of times we kind of act like, well, I hope these things are true. I hope Jesus rose from the dead bodily. I hope. If you hope you're lost. You need to know just the way you know one plus one equals two. You're not thinking about that. In the back of your mind, you don't think, well, we'll see. You know, these things are true. And I think that many in the American church, in particular, lack of a kind of boldness, because we interpret boldness and clarity sometimes as being intolerant or as being insensitive to people with whom we disagree. But you wouldn't say that to somebody who thinks one plus one equals three. You'd say, no, no, no, where did you get that from? No, no. You'd want to help them because you know that's not true. And I think that it's been part of the American character. Every culture has positives and negatives. We're people where groups of people and every culture has things that are really good at and things that they're bad at. And in America, we want to get along with everyone. There's something good about that. There's something wonderful about that that we care about other people who disagree with us that we respect their right to disagree with us. That's good up to a point. But at some point, we lack the nerve to say, no, no, no, no, no. We're talking about truth. This is true. The Bible is true. It's not a book of suggestions. This is the word of God designed to bless you. Let's talk about it. But
You're Not Translated Into Heaven the Minute You Get Saved
"Not translated into heaven the minute you get saved, you've just crossed the starting line and now you're supposed to do good works in not to earn Salvation because Jesus earned it 2000 years ago and by faith you've accepted it. So you're good. But now, because you're still here, you have an assignment. God has given you an assignment. And if you're not living into that assignment, you're missing it. What could be more sad than missing that God almighty has given you an heroic assignment to live this life to fight evil in the world to do all kinds of things and you didn't know. You didn't know. It's why you wrote your book a daring faith and cowardly world. So what else should we talk about? Let's make a controversy. We haven't said anything enough controversial enough yet, Eric. So, I mean, it wouldn't be a conversation between you and me if we didn't start, right? Okay. Some of our great dinners. We in America have taught that prudence is the greatest virtue. How do we examine who the best Christian is, right? It's the person who has the least amount of life. Don't drink, don't smoke, don't you don't pay girls who do, right? If it makes your grand, it's got to be a sin, right? That's how we've done so much of the Christian life. That's not what we see in scripture. What do we see in scriptures? God values courage and people who go after life. And so the entire Old Testament. I mean, look at the heroes. David and Abraham and Moses and all these different heroes. What do they do? They grab life with everything in them and they live for Christ and they screwed up. And
Gas Prices Rise & Will Continue to Rise Under Joe Biden
"We also have another problem and that's the economy and it's something that we should be talking about just how bad things are Remember the president of the United States of America wanted you to believe that everything was hunky Dory with gas prices right That you should give him praise for taking $5 a gallon gas and moving it back down Well it's temporary That's what the analysts now believe and there are shortages worldwide Why Because we refuse to be energy independent which is what we were under the Donald Trump and the new Biden regime has said no They want you to suffer in submit to their green religion That's what it is The national average gallon of gas is going back up and when I was in California earlier this week I saw it for the first time in my life in real life like with my own eyes not on a computer but in real life I looked at a sign and it was over $6 a gallon from let it gasoline in California right now Now the prices are going to go up even more after the election We know this because the strategic oil reserves have been artificially flooding the market with cheap gas to lower the price Or I should say cheap oil to lower the price
Rep. Kat Cammack: The White House Needs to Hire Mr. Clean
"Right One representative was talking with Harris faulkner today and mention that how bad this is how bad it looks for the Democrats Listen you and I have had many talks about fema and aid for people in need Last time it was about baby formula this time it's about hurricane Ian Your first thoughts when you heard the vice president of the United States make those comments Well good to see you Harris and honestly at this point I feel like The White House needs to hire mister clean for their spokesperson because clearly all that job entails is cleaning up the mess of the president and the vice president She needs to go back to the salad bar and rework her word salad as she has been known to do Because she is absolutely out of line to suggest that aid after this disastrous once in 5 year storm is going to be based on equity or race or socioeconomic status We are here for all Americans not just Republicans or Democrats all Americans So we're doing what good Americans do We're responding to our friends and neighbors in need And it's just disgusting that they would try to politicize this Just as they tried to do that last Friday when they sent $2 billion of fema money to the border that is ridiculous on the same day that hurricane Ian smacked my home state It's a real shame Harris Yeah She's right by the way I feel like The White House needs to hire mister clean for their spokesperson after she's saying well we should only help the people that look like me That's by the way racism I don't know why it's so hard for people to say it but it's true Clearly the vice president of the United States of America is a racist because when you look at a national disaster a tragedy and talk about the way that she talks about it right And then sits there and is like yeah we're totally fine Talking about this way This is not something that she's embarrassed by
Charlie Welcomes Dr. Scott Jenson, a Minnesota Gubernatorial Candidate
"Minnesota, great people. And I think I just don't think it gets the attention it deserves. It really, it's a beast of a state. It's a huge state. It's one of the nation's largest states and has really made a favorable phenomenal contribution, I should say, to America in more ways than one, some of America's great companies were founded by minnesotans, and it's just gone off the rails in recent years politically. Minnesota is very similar to other Midwest states where I believe it has been so just abused by corrupt politicians, Illinois is very similar, but I think that there's still a lot of opportunity and a lot of life left in Minnesota. The great state of Minnesota and joining us now is someone who's trying to turn the great state of Minnesota around, doctor Scott Jensen. You guys can check it out. Doctor Scott Jensen dot com running for governor in the great state of Minnesota, doctor Jensen, welcome to the program. Thank you, Charlie. It's good to be with you. Tell us about your campaign. You are 35 days out from election day. How are things going? Things are going well. I think that we've used the same polling company that Glenn youngkin had used. And I think we're even closer now than he was about a month away from the election. So we're very encouraged by that the last two polls have shown us about two and a half to three points down. We're within the margin of error RealClearPolitics has come out and said it's a toss up. Tim walz is involved in one of the largest COVID relief program frauds in the entire country. $250 million gone and the Tim walstein can't tell us when he learned about the fraud. They don't know if it was in the spring of 2020 this summer or November of 2020. Minnesotans are getting tired of his strategy. He seems to be following Joe Biden's playbook. He's hiding in the basement, denying the opportunity for a debate. Minnesota public radio came out yesterday and was disappointed. I think maybe perhaps those minister of public TV, but Tim walz has said, no, he won't do a debate with me on their program either. So we think that the momentum is definitely shipped that is coming our way and we're excited.
National debt surpasses $31 trillion
"The new fiscal year with record debt the nation's gross national debt has surpassed 31 trillion according to a newly released US Treasury report The debt is edging closer to the statutory selling of roughly 31.4 trillion President Joe Biden has touted his administration's deficit reduction efforts this year and has recently signed the so called inflation reduction act which attempts to tame 40 year high price increases caused by a variety of economic factors Economists say the latest debt numbers are a cause for concern The congressional budget office earlier this year released a report on America's debt load warning in its 30 year outlook that if unaddressed the debt will soon spiral upward to new highs that ultimately could imperil the U.S. economy
A Snapshot of the Right Today With Mark Meckler
"Mitch McConnell's and timorous beasties, the milquetoast likes of Kevin McCarthy, I see a leadership that isn't going to allow the party to reflect the desires of the people who elect these candidates. So we're kind of in a way half pregnant situation where it's kind of maga kind of America first, but the control switch, the rains are still, you know, get along go along to get along with the Democrats. Is that accurate? Well, what's missing? Yeah, I think that's dead accurate and putting that in historical context with the Tea Party since that's where we started. We had that situation with the Tea Party. The difference was the people who were up and coming had no idea what to do about it. And I would argue the folks coming in now that are citizen politicians, they're much more sophisticated. They've seen what happened with the Tea Party movement. And I also think that this movement is deeper and wider than the Tea Party movement is. I'd point specifically to what you see going on at school boards and you've got these parents rising up, getting elected to school boards and city councils. I think that ultimately makes it way up through the political landscape all the way up. And that means it has a much longer tail than the Tea Party did because the people who are coming in on those school boards, they're younger than the average Tea Party person. I think this is going to have very positive effects on American politics for decades to come. All
Mark Meckler Describes the Origins of the Tea Party Movement
"Ask you that kind of fill in some gaps for us? In terms of the last, what should we say? 7, 8 years. Because if you look at the Trump phenomena, if you look at America first, if you look at maga, either connections to Brexit, which are this rise of popular sentiment, representative government, many have said me included. That all of this was built on the ashes of the Tea Party movement. So will you wind the clock back for a mark and tell us what was the Tea Party movement? How was it born? What was the mission? And what happened to it? And then lastly, and I'll remind you of these if you can't keep them all in your head. What is the connective tissue? What's the overlap between today's America first and then your original Tea Party movement over to you? Yeah, so I think you bookended that perfectly. In other words, I do think that a maga movement America first is sort of the, it's the final act of the Tea Party movement. I don't think you get president Trump without the Tea Party movement. It's a long tail, so here's how it goes from my perspective. And in O 9, the Tea Party movement has launched. It's actually a response, not just to Obama, which it's partly to Obama, but it's the policies of the Bush administration beforehand. I know personally, one of the things that really turned me on politically to lit my fire is listening to George Bush say that he was abandoning free market principles to save the free market. And I thought, I'd never heard gibberish like that out of a president in the United States. You go into the Obama era, we get ObamaCare, and this is really where the Tea Party movement takes off. In 2010, you get the largest swing class in the history of Congress since 1938. I think there were 63 seats that changed hands. It was absolutely incredible. I thought personally everything would change at that point. I thought the message had been said and loud and clear to Washington. What we wanted was fiscal responsibility, a fidelity to the constitution and a preservation of free market economics. Those were the Tea Party hallmarks.
Why Aren't We Brokering Peace?
"Pathological obsession with trying to support the Ukrainian regime via zelensky is very similar to wear a mask. Get a vax, BLM, post your black square, and it seems to be reemerging recently. It went down. It was up and it went down. Now it's back up. I want to play some sound here. People are just so gullible, including Republicans. What a disappointment, some of these Republicans are. And it just saddens me. We're 35 days out from a midterm election. All Republicans had to do was take a moderate position, which is, I don't think it's a good idea for us to send money. No, no, no. How about this position? This is a great position. Why aren't we brokering peace? That could be a great talking point. In fact, I think that could turn into a political advantage for Republicans. All Republicans had to do on the campaign trails, why aren't we trying to broker peace? Why aren't we trying to use American strength to broker a ceasefire? Instead of let's go send more money to Ukraine. Where's that money going? Where are those arms going? Are we getting closer to the saccades? You can't tell me you can't define? How does that make America stronger? Does that is that going to make us into another foreign entangled conflict? Why is it that eastern Ukraine speaks Russian and wants to be part of Russia? Why are we trying to insert ourselves when they want to be part of Russia? Well, we know what's better for them, actually we don't. Every time we try to impose our values on these countries via Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, or Syria, it doesn't end well. Do I think western values are the best? Of course I think western values are the best. All people are created equal, but not all cultures are created equal. That's not the point. The point is if they don't want them, don't force feed them.
You Can Be Tough on Enemies Without Supporting a Proxy War
"Be very clear. You can be very tough on terror and tough on China and tough on our enemies while also thinking and believing that a proxy war against Russia and Ukraine is madness. That it is not in America's best interest that in fact we should be using Russia as a temporary ally in the fight against the Chinese Communist Party. Churchill understood the need and the significance of Russia. It was Churchill, who brokered Stalin to come together with FDR in America against the Nazis. Russia right now could be a trading partner could be an ally, this entire war in Ukraine could have been prevented. It wasn't for Lindsey Graham saying we're going to play offense against the Kremlin. All I should have been on Beijing, we could have used Russia as an energy partner understanding that they are thugs, but guess what? I'm going to say something very controversial here. Vladimir Putin is a lot more, let's just say he's a better person than Joseph Stalin. Vladimir Putin is not a good person, but he's a lot better than Joseph Stalin.
Brad Dacus: Americans Are Being Told to Believe One Way or Be Fired
"Brad, I'm wondering in your position at Pacific justice institute, are you guys seeing an uptick in the number of these kinds of incidents around the country? Unfortunately, yes we are. We have a case very similar to this. On the other side of the country and Grants Pass Oregon on behalf of two teachers who are expressing themselves online on their own time, off campus on their own website, communicating their opinion about policies for school districts in general. But because someone found out about it, they were fired. And we have had to file a lawsuit. We got their jobs back. Now we're suing for them to have lost wages restored, but this is becoming very, very commonplace. And it's a very frightening attitude that we haven't seen in decades in the modern developed world where in a free world where we have people being compelled to believe only one way or you lose your job. That may be fine for communist China or Russia's Putin, Putin's Russia, where you have to agree with the state or you lose your job, but this is the United States of America. And I think it's important to note that in their investigation, the county's HR department admitted that it did not find any evidence that any time that this gentleman was engaged in any harassment or discriminatory behavior, and that they had absolutely no workplace justification to fire him for whether he did or didn't do on the job. So this is a classic case of a violating a free speech rights free exercise rights and freedom of the press. And again,
Kash Patel: Either Russia or China Sabotaged the Nord Stream
"The brookings institution cash which is the pee pee hoax place They are freaking out that me and me personally they wrote a whole piece on it today because I've been honestly covering the explosion at the Nord stream pipeline I'm very careful I do not know who did it I chalk it up to its probably either Russia or the United States Russia would do it because I believe Putin may be looking for a reason to escalate So they could say look we were sitting in meanwhile sabotaging his own pipeline U.S. we would do it because one it appeals to the greens and second it kind of creates more of a crisis to get NATO involved If we were looking for it I don't know which one of those things is true But brookings seems really concerned with me talking about it Why do you think that is Well we should take everything the brookings Institutes for a 100% truth value Let's just rewind the clock a little bit Brookings institute the employer Fiona hill the lady in between Christopher Steele eager Dante COFF and the total russiagate hoax Both of whom broke the law and she hired those people at brookings Now that they're personally attacking you Dan is because you're doing the job of reporting the truth and burying their donor class And you've got it right Dan I don't know I don't have access to the classified Intel anymore but former deputy director of national intelligence I have an idea of what these guys do My money's on the Russians or the Chinese I think the Russians did it or the Chinese did it to make it look like America did it Either way circling back to our conversation about nuclear warhead talk Vladimir Putin now has the ultimate justification from his perspective he thought he had it by the growth of NATO on the iron curtain in the country in the 80s We said would never join I'm not saying he's right I'm just saying from his perspective Right Now he has the ultimate And we're never going to be able to prove it What are we going to go deep dive into North Sea to 2000 feet down Exactly It's the perfect crime It's perfect And unfortunately the tragic for our national security
Kash Patel: Political Races to Keep an Eye on This November
"A doer not a talker You're out there trying to actually change a country and get people elected Who's your sleeper Senate race A Senate race we're not paying a lot of attention to I know there's a few of them you got smiley up in Washington you got lax all who may not even be as black soul may be the favorite Nevada now Oz is creeping up What's your sleeper race you think the media is kind of thinking we're gonna lose it We may pull out Georgia Herschel Walker Because everything imploded in Georgia when it came to the last election cycle But you know who's imploding now Stacey Abrams They are seeing her for the fraudster that she is She has not put forth a single agenda item that will clean up Georgia And with Herschel Walker's name recognition and the fact that he's the only candidate in the Senate race down there putting the America first and talking about simple things border security taking on the opioid crisis and reducing the price of gasoline I mean those things are going to win down in Georgia and I think I agree with you Adam I think it's going to win I'm going to be out there campaigning for this weekend We're going to do great in Ohio and Pennsylvania and Arizona But I think the sleeper ones Georgia
What Is Happening to America?
"One more goddamn day and with that much closer to this country, opening up and being America again are or are we? I mean, what the fuck is going on? Pigs are being an aborted cattle's being euthanized, chickens are being killed, farmers are covering their crops. What the fuck countries this? There's even word we might be getting meat sent from Namibia? I don't want anything from fucking Namibia. Well, I think Madonna or Angelina Jolie trying to adopt a fucking kid. I don't want to pack it a chicken from any kind of processing plant and it fucking east of New Jersey. Sorry, I don't want it. Namibia. Oh, I just had some great Namibia steak. Get the fuck out of here. This is atrocious what's happening?
VP Harris Attaches Hurricane Ian to Racism
"Right, let's continue. Down this path. You know, it's funny because there was an article that I was looking at. Kamala Harris, listen, listen, y'all. I love doing what I do because I can be the voice of the people and speak the truth. Because they not telling y'all, they're not expressing the people was really going on. Kamala Harris should be shunned and removed as the vice president of the United States of America for her. Not only her word salads that she say almost every single day of her life. But also what she said in a parallel that she's trying to draw to racism, racial bias, in hurricane. I just can't believe this woman was these people are so dirty. To stoop this low, I think people are figuring them out. Anyway, I want y'all to roll clip one 'cause I want you to hear what Kamala Harris said about the devastation of the hurricane and racial bias. Wrote a clip. It is our lowest income communities in our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues that are not of their own making. And so absolutely. And so we have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity, understanding, not everyone starts out at the same place. And if we want people to be in an equal place, sometimes we have to take into account those disparities. And do that work. Dumbest dumbest woman on Planet Earth.
Stephen A. Smith: Being an Independent Thinker
"You know over the years Stephen a Smith what I've noticed about you're very independent thinker You know some Democrats think you're too moderate or conservative some conservatives they get to You just call them as you see them don't you Yeah I do And not only that I don't pretend to know to know everything I'm certainly not a political aficionado like yourself What I want to do is what I've always inspired to do is listen and learn Here's what I think I know Based on what I'm seeing reading hearing tell me I'm wrong And then what I do is I listen to folks whose knowledge is undeniable and whose soul I trust is going to be committed to giving me their truth And whether I agree with it or not I always walk away learning something I often joke so many many times you know where people are you know especially folks in the black community out of hell you get along with Sean Hannity and Mark Levin and I said hey they know what the hell they're talking about And B they mean what the hell did say in their souls in the right place Now you may not agree with them hell I don't agree with y'all from time to time But I'll be damned if that's going to stop me from listening and I'd be damned if it's going to make me feel like some negative thought about you as a man and as a character individual I don't play that game because as a black man growing up in the United States of America although obviously I'm sensitive to and agree with some democratic policies at the end of the day I get tired of folks race baiting all the time and constantly bringing up that divide to justify why we should vote for them instead of the other side No damn it Tell me what you're offering this country Let me hear what the other side is offering And I will make my decision as opposed to you trying to demonize somebody else
Bill O'Reilly Unloads on Democrats Ahead of Midterms
"Your opinion on how the current how the midterm landscape is shaping up? Well, I'm a simple man, as you know, Charlie, right? A simple man. Two years ago today, America had the most vibrant economy on earth. On earth. Now, our economy is a shambles. And people have to make a living, our paying much, much more for the basic necessities of life. One party did that. The Democratic Party. That's it. Now I'm not a party guy. I mean, registered independent. I follow everybody. I watch everybody. I can't imagine and I'm not being supercilious word of the day. Supercilious. I can't imagine any American pulling the lever for a Democrat. If you do that, you're voting for an even worse economy, an even worse border problem. Even more violent crime, you're voting for all of that. Is that what you really want? Is that help you? So I can't imagine the Democrats get any votes. No votes. This is these two years of President Biden. And I hope your viewers enlisted to go to Bill O'Reilly dot com because we fact based it out. We're not ideologues or emotion or anything. It's just fact based. Next to James, if you can, and the president before Abraham Lincoln, who basically stoked the Civil War. Biden's been a worst president's first two years in history.
Democrats Cannot Answer THIS Question
"Extent is man-made activity contributing to rising global temperatures. They can not give you that answer. They can't. Are there any other potential explanations for rising global temperatures? Over the past couple thousand years have global temperatures risen or fallen absent human activity? Have there been other environmental changes regionally from the Mediterranean climate to north England to sub Saharan Africa that might have changed not because of human activity, but because of other actions, when you have a hemisphere, when you have a planet that is so large and so massive, isn't it rational to believe that there could be other inputs or other potential, let's say, other potential explanations as to why the earth would be getting warmer? Is and here's the other question to what extent extent to what extent are other variables factored in. And here's the most important question. Let's pretend they're right about the alarmism. Let's pretend they're right about all this, even though none of their predictions come true. One prediction after the other is exaggerated is elaborated. Does that then mean this is the most important question does that then mean we put into jeopardy our ability to power our hospitals, transportation, our economic engine so then we then satisfy the slight increase in rising global temperatures? Is that right? And if so, why are you then making a widespread moral argument? Because that is a moral argument. Under what basis do you make that argument that poor people in America now have to pay 30 or 40% more to heat their homes this winter? That working class people have to pay 30 or 40% more to drive to work. Why? Because while she says, we own the science and the world should know it.
"americas" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Unfortunately we couldn't give them that trophy. We advanced in the last two playoffs as well. I think the team has been seen already manually shocked as a different club. But it will be fantastic for the fans and for the club that we came in real trophy and this opportunity will go and we're going to do everything in our hands to win it. There he is Oscar Barack a manager of Orlando city. Thanks so much for the time. Appreciate you being here with us on football Americas and continued success. Well, thank you so much. Thanks. Mark your calendar. September 7th. We gotta wait, but I have a feeling it's gonna be worth it. Orlando city and Sacramento republic for the U.S. open cup title. Perhaps a chance for a football America's road trip. We'll see. And then finally goldwood. To see Stephan's off his line really quickly. And saved by a combination of Stefan and the post. Alvarez with the shots. By a hugely exposed Zack Stefan. Our next guest
"americas" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"World. So this year it was a big drama because for the first time it was back in the United States, the United States was the host country and the host country has the prerogative to invite whoever it wants. And so the Biden administration made clear early on that they would not invite Cuba, Venezuela, or Nicaragua. And that then triggered a whole kerfuffle among some of the other countries, the first being Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the president, said, well, of Cuba is coming, I'm not going. And that's exactly what happened. Lopez Obrador is not showing up. And he said, quote, I think it's necessary to change the policy that has been imposed on us for centuries, exclusion. And that he says he's going to visit with President Biden in July to discuss immigration and investment. In fact, he said all three had to be invited as a supposed to be a summit of the Americas, not the Friends of America. That's really the main focus because of Mexico doesn't come to a conference where immigration is supposed to be an important topic. Then you really have to wonder what you can achieve without Mexico being present. And beyond Mexico, none of the leaders of El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras are scheduled to attend and this is the region Central America with high poverty and where the majority of recent migrants from the U.S. originate. Right. More, after the break. Pasadena playhouse presents uncle vanya, an exhilarating revival of Anton Chekhov's classic masterpiece. After years of caring for their families crumbling estate, vanya and his niece receive an unexpected visit from his brother in law and his alluring wife. When hidden passions and tumultuous frustrations come to a boil, their lives threaten to come undone. Running June 1st through June 26th, tickets to uncle vanya are on sale now at Pasadena playhouse dot org. 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But LifeLock by Norton makes it easy to help protect yourself. Save up to 25% off your first year by going to LifeLock dot com slash LA times. That's LifeLock dot com slash LA times for 25% off. Tracy, if democracy countries together for the first summit of the Americas, as you mentioned earlier with Nicaragua, it seems democracies on the backslide now and a lot of countries. Nicaragua Ortega, El Salvador has naive Caleb, Brazil is Hyde Bolsonaro, who seems to just want to stay in power forever. Argentina has had its own issues. Does democracy still drive to bring everyone together at the summit? Democracy is in dire trouble in the region. And I think anyone you talk to is going to say that democracy has been backsliding quite a bit. There are presidents and prime ministers who really don't care too much about democracy anymore. You mentioned El Salvador's bukele, obviously Nicaragua, to lesser extents, the president of Guatemala, Bolsonaro, and Brazil. These are leaders who don't really care about democracy and they don't want to be lectured about democracy and they don't want to hear about human rights. The one leg they have to stand on is that they look at the United States and they see that democracy in the United States is not doing so well either. And so there is still a hope, I think, among many leaders that there can be returned to some semblance of democracy in these countries, at least representation of the people, respect for rule of law, human rights, all of those things that the Biden administration certainly is talking about, but it's in short supply. Yeah, the United States has always wags its finger, clucked its tongue at the rest of the Americas, its government, but we exactly don't have the best track record with intervening in these countries, but we like their particular governance. To what extent does the United States still have the moral high ground in the rest of the Americas? To a lesser extent, you don't have to think back too far to the times that the United States is invaded, neighboring countries. Panama, Grenada, Haiti. Now, they would argue each time they had a good reason, but Putin is arguing. He has a good reason. To go into Ukraine. So not to put them on the same level, but still there were lots of issues where countries in Latin America looked upon the United States as expressing just a lot of hypocrisy in terms of demanding certain things from them and not really living up to those same criteria here in the United States. And then as this happens, here comes China and we've talked about China's role in Latin America on the times before. What's your quick recap about the inroads that China has made in Latin America? Yeah, China is perhaps the single biggest change between 1994, the first summit and today, in 94, China just wasn't even a factor. In fact, many of the countries in Latin America had diplomatic relations with Taiwan, not with Beijing. So China wasn't a factor, the United States was really the only game in town. If you wanted big investments or if you want to trade, you look to the United States from Latin America. But starting in, I guess, the mid 2000s, China started coming to the Latin America in China came with a lot of money to spend on mineral extraction, building poor highways, infrastructure, as it turned out those so called loans have a lot of strings attached and so a lot of these countries have gotten into a bit of trouble financially. But China has this built in road initiative, trillions of dollars it's spending all over the world to build infrastructure mostly for its own interests. So what's been China's diplomatic response to the U.S. telling all of Latin America, hey, don't trust China. China is sort of reacting with its money with its pocketbook. As long as it's doing that, at least in the short term, these countries in Latin America see that they gain that way. And so most at this point have ended diplomatic.
"americas" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"I'm Gustav ariano. You're listening to the times, daily news from the LA times. It's Wednesday, June 8th, 2022. Today, we get into the summit of the Americas, how it began, what usually happens. And whether the U.S., whose record of imperialism in the western hemisphere is kind of sketch, whether we can broker compromises over issues like climate change, migration, and the growing economic influence of China. Miley times colleague Tracy Wilkinson wrote about the summit's history. Tracy, welcome to the times. Thank you. So for us to understand why this summit is even going on, we have to go all the way back to 1994. I was a freshman in high school, and that was the first summit. Bill Clinton was president, the TV show Friends aired its first episode, which what I don't care about. Friends of Simpsons is where it's at. The Cold War was supposed to be over in the U.S. was the undisputed ruler of the free world. And as you wrote, the western world seemed full of promise. What was the geopolitical climate back then? So you were a freshman in high school, you said? Yeah. Way to rub it in, Gustavo. Because I was already a working journalist. Well, as you mentioned, the Cold War was in theory over the wars in Central America had ended. All of the former brutal military dictatorships, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, those had ended. All of the countries of the hemisphere except for Cuba had democratically elected governments. At the time of the last hemispheric summit in 1967, ten countries suffered under authoritarian rule, and there were fewer here. But today, 34 of the hemispheres leaders have won their post through ballots, not bullets. That was the ethos, you know, that there was democracy. All of the countries seemed really eager to kind of work together to extend and join on a lot of these issues, especially in sort of development and investment in the region. People have talked about free trade in this hemisphere for years. It's been talked about and talked about the difference is here in Miami, we have the chance to act and we're going to take it. And they had the United States attention. So it was a good opportunity. It went off really well. And I remember Clinton at the time called it a watershed moment. After the only full day of work at this summit came a full night of play. Part of the gala Americans will see on television December 14th as the Kennedy Center presents concert of the Americas. Stars range from salsa Queen city of crews to stage star lines of minnelli, crooner, Paul Anka and poet Maya Angelou. Didn't last very long, but for a few years, it was a very optimistic moment. So for that first one, where was it? What countries came and what came out of it? So all the countries of the hipster were there except for Cuba. And they came together with the free trade area of the Americas. A big plan that was going to reduce or eliminate trade barriers with the region make export import a lot easier throughout the region. And in theory, promote trade, promote investment, promote development, promote prosperity. But in the years that followed that, they couldn't agree on the terms and the whole thing fell apart. So I guess you could say not a whole lot team of it in the end. But for a couple of years there, things were going pretty well. We have a real opportunity here to build on the momentum of nafta and get. That's what this new partnership for prosperity is all about. Creating a free trade area that stretches from Alaska to Argentina. So Mexico and the United States had agreed on this very extensive trade agreement nafta, the North American Free Trade Agreement. And with Canada too, I should say, and it was quite a landmark agreement. And I think the feeling in Latin America was that if Mexico, you know, pretty proud sort of nationalistic country could agree on this kind of trade cooperation with the United States, then that was promising for the region. So I think that kind of encouraged everyone to sort of get on board. Yeah, nafta, of course, played a huge role in Mexican migration to the United States and just the economy of the region. And since that first one in 94, the summit of the Americas has been held like every three years, sometimes every four years always in different locations. So as you've seen it grow and continue what role has it played in the Americas and what are its accomplishments? Well, there's a certain amount of criticism that it hasn't really accomplished a whole lot. I mean, there's always a value in countries coming together and trying to talk. And that has been meaningful, but in the last, I don't know, four or 5 summits they've really not even been able to come up with an agreed declaration. There are some people that accuse it of being just kind of a photo op. But there are always on the sidelines, many other meetings, the people's conference, separate human rights groups and climate change groups and environmental groups and so it is a showcase for issues. At a soccer stadium protest rally, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said this summit's doomsday for the U.S. backed free trade area of the Americas. The fiery Chavez has also accused the administration of plotting to bump him off and seize Venezuela's oil. Bush was asked what will happen if he sees Chavez at the summit. Be polite. They did finally start inviting Cuba and Cuba came to the last two summits that were held. If you remember, there was one where raul Castro and president Obama shook hands and it was quite a big moment. We're already seeing more Americans traveling to Cuba, more cultural exchanges. More commerce, more potential investment, and most of all, it will mean more opportunity and resources for the Cuban people. That was when the thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States was finally happening after a half century of Cold War. I mean, I think there's always some value in trying to come together and talk. But increasingly, there are a lot of experts in foreign policy and in the region that say it has outlived its usefulness. So the summit is ostensibly supposed to involve all the countries, but like you mentioned, Cuba wasn't even in the first one. They weren't even allowed into these until 2015. What have been some of the other instances where countries didn't show up? Most countries have shown up, exceptions here and there, most notably the last summit, the U.S. president did not show up. His name was Trump. And it was the first time in the nearly 30 years that a U.S. president has not gone to the summit. The president was due to leave Friday for the 8th summit of the Americas in Peru before heading to Columbia, but spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says he's canceled those plans, opting to stay in the U.S. to oversee the American response to Syria and monitor developments.
"americas" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Do you think? A decent shot to make the semifinals. I mean, sporty Kansas City, not exactly a pulling up trees. Listen, sporting Kansas City struggled against Dallas. They had to come back when they struggled against Houston. Omaha's playing with some spirit, they're playing a good way, defensively well. They're getting transition and they're getting some very good goals. It could be done. All right, we hope so. Hopefully you'll get to where your union Omaha gear sends this year on football Americas. Our next guest here on football America is none other than Juan Carlos osorio a man who has managed up and down the Americas, although you probably know best from his time with the Mexican national team at and leading up to the 2018 World Cup and prophet joins us here on the show. Juan Carlos, great to have you with us. Well, thank you very much for the invitation and before we started, I would like to. All the people involved, including the those who are watching the program just to be a little bit patient with me. Perfect. Well, listen, if anyone knows about patience, it's me, I work with Hercules Gomez on a semi daily basis. So since you left the Mexican national team, you've been kind of off the radar for a lot of our audience. You spent a lot of the last few years in Colombia. It's a football that we don't see a lot of. I wonder kind of what your experience was like there and how does Colombian football in that league compare to the other stops on your career? Brave interesting question, I decided myself to stay in Colombia because my parents, both of my parents are alive, close to 90 years old. And I wanted to be near them and also my oldest son is in 6 semester medical school. And I want to be near him. Juan Carlos, you know, you've been to a lot of different places. Some of those thoughts, one of those stuffs I should say was Major League Soccer. Chicago 2007. I'm curious what your experience was like back then in 2007 in Major League Soccer. And maybe some of the changes you've seen from afar now that you've gotten a step away from Major League Soccer. Right. I am obviously biased above my opinion of the MLS because I am a very thankful to United States because that's what I went to school on a scholarship and play work and initiated my professional career. But I have always said that if there is one league that is a model to put everybody else is the MLS because obviously with some with things to improve, it's probably the league in the world that has more that has progressed the most. Because the top salary cap.
"americas" Discussed on The Larry Elder Show
"Rough. Go ahead, Gabe. I'll give you politics. I'll call it left and right, and while you divide yourselves, I will conquer both the sides and you see, I'm the system, my whole purpose is divide. What you choose will never matter because everything is mine. Man, divide and conquer. Oh my God. This guy nailed it, man. I love listening to this guy. He just nails it. It's divide and conquer. Again, we're gonna be fighting each other. While the Biden Obama administration come in, Biden Harris come in and save the day. They're going to take it all. They're going to take it on that's their aim. We never thought we'd live in this America. Well, we're here now. Go ahead, Gabe. Welcome to the system everyone's a victim doesn't matter if you're black or white it hates you all. He runs out the system violent is a symptom fighting for what's right but somehow everyone is wrong. Welcome to the system everyone's a victim doesn't matter if you're black or white and hate you all know it's all the system violence is a symptom fighting for what's right but somehow everyone is wrong welcome to the system everyone's a victim doesn't matter if you're black or white it hates you all here inside the system violence is a symptom fighting for what's right but somehow everyone is wrong. Fighting for the system but somehow everyone is wrong because we're in the system and the truth is, again, I reiterate, we're supposed to be, if you will, above the system, we the people we've lost that. We've given too much power to the federal government. And so now the system is controlling all of us. So we've got to fight like hell, HE double hockey sticks, excuse me, in order to gain our power back. Guys, I appreciate you tuning in to today's podcast. I know it's been a longer one, but I wanted to go through this. I think it's so important leading up to Memorial Day. What the left is trying to do is to create new heroes and what we have to do. Those of us that love freedom is reestablish heroes that are heroes that are real heroes, cops, firefighters, good moms, good dads, soldiers, obviously leading up to memorial day here everyday citizens that might do something extraordinary to run into say or stop a mass shooter or no stopper robbery or just every day heroes. We need to get back, we need to get back to that. Instead of allowing the left to say, you know what? You're a hero just because you're a dude that thinks you're a girl. No, that's not a hero. You're talking about sexuality. That has nothing to do with heroism. Do not let the left destroy the word hero, and the meaning of hero. We have a hero shortage. So it's time for all of us to step up and reestablish what it means to be a real hero in today's society. Until next time guys,.
"americas" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Americas, you have a free agent who is just waiting for any gear. We got the semifinal set for the NWC challenge cup. That's going to be may 4th next Wednesday. It's going to be all rain against the Washington spirit and the first of a double header and then Kansas City current against the North Carolina courage final on May 7th. All right, her time now to continue our road to Qatar up next. A former teammate of yours, Christian rodon so we know for sure for fact that he has some great stories. Let's see if our Sam Borden was able to get any of them out of Christian roll down. Here's their chat from earlier this year. And the shots. There it is. Christian roll down. Roll down. Lifting. Headers in. I'm a first generation Hispanic. My mom is from El Salvador. My dad is from Guatemala. Grew up idolizing. My older brother wanted to play soccer alongside him..
"americas" Discussed on NASCAR America
"Again, if you look at the way Suarez ran the first stage at circa the Americas, I mean, Justin marks just told us he thought Daniel Suarez had the fastest car. And so again, we're less than two months into the cup season, but if you're talking about which teams are the best right now in cup. I mean, it's Hendrick motor sports and track house racing, right? Hands down. Crazy that we're saying that. I agree. We're 6 traces in, but a conversation from the category of conversations and never thought we would have. Here we are having that conversation. Let's go real quick to Aaron on the line there and what's on your mind? Hey guys, how's it going? Good. What's happening? Well, just wanted to hear you guys. I appreciate all the comments that you're doing. And great insight. Just wondering, now that Ross Chastain has his first win out of the way. Number one, how many do you think he can, how many more wins do you think he can get? And number two, do you think we'll have a third first time winner this week at Richmond? Cool. Appreciate the questionnaire and so Jeff, I'll let you floodgate open. Sometimes the winds tend to follow. What I like about what Ross Chastain and track house with Daniel Suarez, and you said it in a minute ago, they've been a contender, Justin Marx has said, over the last month, he has an average finish of two. That's crazy. Yeah. That means that you're.
"americas" Discussed on The Book Review
"And then finally, the kelp highway hypothesis rests also upon the observation that marine resources would have been plentiful along the coast, providing people with a known set of resources to which they may have been already adapted. And it would have facilitated travel very quickly both southward and perhaps back northward as people were exploring and returning back to their families. Farther north, up and down the coastline. How do we get to these new theories? I mean, some of it, you mentioned genetics, but let's start with linguistics. What role does linguistics play in explaining how people got here? Linguistics is really important for revealing relationships between populations between cultural exchanges and it can be used as a tool to reconstruct the past, but only up to a certain point. At some point, in the distant past, languages and that sharing of languages become so complex and so muddled that as I understand it, not being a linguist myself, but there is somewhat of a barrier to using linguistics for the very, very distant past. But certainly when we look at linguistic diversity presence in indigenous peoples of the Americas, it's extremely high. There is an extraordinary amount of linguistic diversity in populations in North America and South America. And that suggests a very long period of time in which people have been living here. All right, you're not a linguist, but you are a geneticist. So what role has genetics played in updating these theories? In recent years, the ability to obtain complete genomes from ancient ancestors has really given us new insights extraordinary new insights into the histories, not only of individuals and populations, but also of our ancestors globally. So we know that anatomically modern homo sapiens, humans who look like us, interbred and had children with other kinds of humans like Neanderthals and denisovans..
"americas" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Us. There was a one point where when Daniel bus is out of him, you're saying 38 38 years old in a red card. Yeah. Yeah. All right, let's run it back. There was some great place from Americans, and a couple Mexicans across Europe over the weekend, lots to get to Brendan aaronson. Thirdly goal of season for Red Bull Salzburg in a two zero win over second place, Wolfsburg. Except this play happened for him at midfield. It's the 94th minute. Look at the motor on this kid. Look where he's at. Raise his hand. I'm over here, and then he finishes it up 94 minutes, yeah, you like that. Back to back games with goals for aaronson and the Austrian Bundesliga Jordan peacock. 15th goal of the season comes from the penalty spot. He had an assist in this game to her. Listen, I know I say Brendan aaronson is mister running back, but Jordan pea bucks give him a run for his money. What is that? 19 goals, three assists and 32 matches. Wow. My man's on fire, bigger and better are gonna come knocking. Young boys finishes the game in a two two draw. Against grasshopper there in the Swiss Super League elsewhere for the Americans, not just goals, assists to Tyler Adams coming on for the last ten minutes of Arby live 6, 6 one win overhead at the Berlin and yes, he did pick up a helper. Oh, nice little assist. Listen, my man was playing as a starting that is very much a football America's assist. Whatever. It's an assist. He's playing as a starting starting back. Starting center back, excuse me. Which was a disaster. I have no idea why they put them there. It gets yanked at half. It's good to see him coming on and being productive. Now this is a football America assist. Josh sergeant, his first Premier League, assists, he came on Saturday as Norse fell three one to Liverpool. Okay, it's an assistant quotations, but my man has got two goals and an assistant quotations in his last three starts. You know what that's called? A run a form? That's strength..
"americas" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Her for a second, straight game had a very, very quiet performance. What's up with the American number ten? I wish I knew. His form is not great. It's not for a lack of trying. He looks frustrated. He doesn't look happy on the field. He's trying too much. His set pieces are atrocious. This is a player that's got all the talent in the world. But we sit here and we ask, well, why is Tuco playing him as a right back at the right wing back? He should be playing here. He's been playing there. The truth is he's not really proven it lately that he deserves to play as one of those double tents. He's not really proven lately that he could be the guy. If you went far between the performances, Liverpool goal, Mexico moments. They are moments. They are not performances. It's not consistent. You have to wonder right now, whereas heads at where his body is at, this is a player that you expect a lot out of because he is the face of U.S. soccer, but you have to say he's not playing up the park. His body, that's what I'm thinking meant. Did you see how the Canadians mistreated him here? Cesaro's the Mexican referee in charge, but I thought he did no favors. And I'm not making excuses for the kid, but at some point her, Concacaf needs to do a better job protecting its stars because it was very clear that Canada was going to kick Christian Pulisic until they got a card. And Cesar Ramos God bless him, he wanted the old let him play, but I think that really damages a player like and what those skilled players can do, and I don't know that that's ultimately what's best for Concacaf. You don't want center backs kicking through your number tens all day. We just saw Damian logo through. We've seen Chucky losano be kicked to no wins. We've seen Alfonso Davies received some of the same excuse me. But this comes to no surprise. If you saw the U.S. men's national team versus Canada in Nashville, they did the same thing to Christian Pulisic. They kicked them until he was forced to go into different positions to try to find the game and frustrated even more. Then kicked them some more. And guess what? Then they'd be too in transition. It was no surprise to anybody, but this is what I don't understand. Your best player, your start player is getting kicked, and the only one I see getting up is Tyler Adams. I see Weston McKinney trying to get into the scuffle, but usually helping somebody up. I don't see anybody else besides Tyler Adams. They are too soft. They are too nice. They're young kids. That better presence may be missing. Those guys who have been here and done that, they may not have the same talent level. That is fine, but this team right now mentally, physically, they get abused in Concacaf. We saw versus Jamaica. They seem to have these problems with these physical teams. I got your thoughts on Matt Turner. I got your thoughts on Christian Pulisic. I want your thoughts on gius artists. But first, let's hear the thoughts of the national team manager. That was an easy one. And we knew what the game was going to look like. And we knew it's a very narrow field, small field. We knew it was going to be a very physical game. And we thought that Jesse would give us that physicality. And from looking at his performance, I think he did that. Again, I don't think we got him enough service in the box to get him dangerous. He's good on crosses. But he certainly gave them a hard time both on and off the ball. The words of the manager of the statistics from the game, one shot zero chances.
"americas" Discussed on Post Reports
"Probably been about twenty five years since you've heard that sound but that's how long it's been since. Lawmakers passed comprehensive internet regulations. That's why facebook supports updated regulations on the internet's most pressing challenges like passing a federal data privacy law and reforming section to thirty to set standards for the way larger tech companies enforce rules about content. Learn more about facebook's progress and see what's next at about dot fbi dot com slash regulations. Eventually he told us more his son also named daniel was born in nineteen eighty. Three and senior started working odd jobs short order cook postal worker. He kept dreaming of being a performer but he was singing and drinking at bars every night. I was where i felt like. I had an audience. Well you know you you you have. You have a couple of beers start talking about the music. Yes see a couple of songs and everybody starts clapping in they. Start buying your drinks and you don't you don't really think about where you're going what you're doing you just kind of trying to feel good trying to you. Know get get that feeling back like like an addiction you know. You're looking for that. That love of the crowd again. There were other addictions too. He drank a lot said he started using cocaine. The cycle went on for years. And then in the summer of nineteen eighty eight. he's in his mid twenties. Now he went on a three day bender and he told us this intense story about ended up in a crack house and here a baby. Cry was like a bell going off in my head and everything cleared up as almost as if you know. You're given like an anti-drug Pill and everything cleared up. I was like. I woke up with mike my doing here and i heard the baby cry again and i got up and went over. Nobody was paying any attention. And i looked at this. Little guys looked a little guy. And i said you know what i got a little guy like. I got a little guy at home you know. What do we hear. I picked up the baby. And i change the baby and i went into the kitchen and got warmed up a bottle and i fed the baby and all that time i felt like i was in a bubble everything that was going on around me was in another world. I was in a bubble. There's people in in in the rooms like in the bedrooms. They were just kind of sitting there. And and snorting coke and and smoking crack and and everybody's just it's everybody's just dead. And i was took care of this little guy and i put him in his little bassinet and i walked out. Of course. There's no way to corroborate this story. But when i heard it i realized something about daniel. Even in his darkest moments his instinct is to comfort other people. Dan said he got help after that but he had to live with what addiction had done to his family. He missed the son's fifth birthday because he was in rehab. He and his wife tried to make it work that a second child a daughter. But dangle said their marriage was unfixable soon he leave and moved to staten island then in the mid nineteen ninety s. He made a change. He wanted better pay and benefits and a job that came with some stature. He wasn't going to be a singing postman anymore. He wanted to be officer rodriguez..
"americas" Discussed on The World Next Week
"This. I think that's a remarkable question. That i i wonder about myself. What's the problem with. Bp is that we don't want the private sector involved or we don't want the governor government involved heidi so how we define what is public and private and infrastructure in the us is different how other than other countries So if you look at the uk and there and ownership with water water systems or airports if you look at a whole country's just have a different definition of of what should be public in. What should we be private. I mean we. We have freight and telecommunications and energy pipelines and it goes into one bucket and then we have you know we've had some real challenges with With with toll roads. And how you how we figure out how public and private works. It's the the p. Three model is not a panacea. And there's there's it needs to be looked at as a risk sharing mechanism and for the benefits that can bring but not all projects. I mean you obviously if you're going to bring the private capital and it needs to be for commercially. Viable project nuttal all projects of commercially viable nation. Andy and so it. it's really i think. Other countries are more comfortable with the concept because they have They have better. I think better mechanisms longer track records with working with those mechanisms to make sure that state and local governments who are actually on the frontlines of negotiating have the tools to actually cut a good deal. and understand what they're doing when they're dealing with counterparts in the other side who are looking for a profit and that's their but their ways to actually do it that work And we just need to learn how to do a better diane so i think heidi hit on a lot of good points So in a. dot's anna do t- environment a p. Three is very hard technique to execute because we don't have a revenue stream back in that we can count on to pay that availability availability payment back to the private sector to give them that. Return I also think that when we talk about p. threes if there is a part that is challenging is. It's a lot less about building a transportation structure than it is a financial deal and they're very complex Agreements that you have to reach and they take a very long time because there is a risk sharing Component that doesn't exist in a normal design bid build or even design build structure for construction so when we talk about p. threes. And then you look at some times the volatility in funding that we get or the discussions like we're having now where there's an inconsistency in funding You take a risk that you may not have the funding you anticipate if you do have to make an availability payment and you are a dot And that's on a project basis. If you look at an indiana model where you're selling your road that comes with a whole nother set of issues so you look at the new jersey turnpike in the number of times. They've talked about privatizing it tyler smiling because he remembers Back brings great fear to to our our customers. Because when you take when you take that kind of step what happens to your toll structure what happens to the price of travel for those individuals and so from the practical kind of boots on the ground sense. There are some really Really concerning elements of losing control of a major asset. And when you do a p. three you have to be willing to give up some level of control and governments aren't good at that And local government's probably don't have projects the that are are really of the magnitude to make a p three worth the investment time to negotiate it and they are complex negotiations With very very highly skilled financial folks. That probably would outmatch those on the local side because they don't do those kinds of deals with any frequency if at all and they do a quick to finger on that the municipal bond market which provides very cheap financing to state local government. And so that is always what's compared against when you're looking at what the you know. What the value for money is what the what the value proposition is bringing in a private holder and new jersey does have an infrastructure bank and it does work very well for the locals and it's an aggregated fund of money that ps interest rates. That are so low it it it it. It's i don't know why they would even think of a p three when they can go to the infrastructure bank to complain at a number of projects with very favorable terms. fred. I see your hand up. I don't know how. I don't know what the rules are around here. But since you've got your hand up and there's a tomato in your picture go ahead. Gets i think that was his last one our next question. Robertson hope sorry go ahead. What are they gonna do. This is crazy. This is great. This is the are has come unplugged. Robert go ahead well as someone who has spent thirty five years working in we'll phases of infrastructure both public and private sector. I really much heartened by the progress. That That we're making this point. Particularly since i worked so hard to to get prison biden elected but really disheartened by the fact that The the national infrastructure bank seems to be falling off the table. There is a desperate need to coordinate. These things i spent as part of my career Both running a private sector. Back at the asian development bank where i did numerous financing's across all of asia including china but also eight years at the department of energy. Let me say that there is an there are a number of Infrastructure investment banks In the federal government at this point that the problem is nobody is talking to each other. I kept reaching out to department of transportation. And i read swatted away. I reached out to the fcc. And we'd get swatted away. Everybody wants to live in Stovepipe and I don't a minimum. You've got to get these people in the same building working together and coordinating because that's the critical aspect of this is getting people to get the synergies as the chinese do So we can learn a lot from them And we can also learn you know from the experience that the That the banks like the of done in peace. They weren't gonna wrap up in a couple minutes. What am i. Toss us the panelists. Because i got a heart attack and i was gonna ask you know what the panelist about what we can do to put these various units together and get them to coordinate for once talent. Start with your career is correct. I mean look. I think we had to incentivize the coordination through again achievement of different performance outcomes. I think that you know you've got projects that don't need to be fully integrated so a lot of times. You were coordinating things you don't need to be coordinated but then you know at metropolitan area level you've got these systems that are extremely interconnected so my little company. We depend on fiber over five g. to diane's dig once or heidi's comment about that like we've got to have in order to have a spot road network the united states a fully integrated telecom in investment approach. So i think you know organizing around specific project opportunities like that ultimately coordination to me my experience iran iranian. You still present the federal government when you're just it. In the abstract people you see the interest level kind of waned quite quickly so let's pick projects at are transformational game changing. Use those projects as the rowling point as posted. Hey everybody wishes coordinated again. I don't have a silver bullet but it does seem to work better. Heidi a free so in terms of coordination coming up with better methods since tyler spent a good chunk of his time at mckinsey doing this exact thing for governments around the world. I think i'll leave it with his answer. Good all right. Final word to you day i would. I would agree with tyler. You're get more traction. When you have a project that everyone can focus on and take ownership and To make it move forward You know the national infrastructure bank question is is an important question. I think i i have to agree with heidi i. I really don't want to sacrifice the hard part of the interview. The heart infrastructure In the bill right now and muddy it was too much else. Or we're gonna lose it. So i think we keep working at those things over time But i do also agree that a lean on the state and local governments to deliver. Because that's really where the boots on the ground are. That's where the magic is made. Well we have leaned on you to deliver Today and what a fantastic group of panelists and those of you who brought your questions Thank you to all of you. I'm sorry for those of you. We weren't able to get in. Thank you for joining today's virtual meeting Please note that the audio transcript and the transcript of..
"americas" Discussed on The World Next Week
"This event is presented by the council on foreign relations. Saying thank you for this and thanks to all of you who are joining us for the really interesting and very timely conversation. I welcome to today's counseling. Bar relations renewing america series meeting. The topic is fixing america's infrastructure. My name is ali val she. I'm the host of vel she on msnbc. And i'm a business correspondent for nbc. And i'll be presiding over today's discussion. This meeting is part of. Cfr's renewing america's series with china spotlight on the domestic underpinnings of us competitiveness. To find ways to bolster us international strength and influence. We've got a number of members registered for this virtual meeting. We're gonna do our best to get to as many questions as possible during the question and answer period. I invite you please to participate in that because our panelists today really know a lot about this topic at hand I want to introduce heidi credo. Rediker she is an adjunct senior fellow at the council on foreign relations and the chief executive officer of international capital strategies. Heidi it's good to talk to you about this again tyler. Duval is the ceo and co founder of cav knew. He was a former us under undersecretary for policy and assistant secretary for transportation policy at the us department of transportation. Tyler it's great to have you with us and diane gutierrez cesca chetty is the commissioner of the new jersey department of transportation but was also someone. I had a chance to talk to last time. We had this conversation about infrastructure. Always an important discussion up. But it's it's so timely. Because this week we have something happening that we don't always see we're got to send it by the way working on the weekends and they are working on a bipartisan bill. Something we don't hear about all that much because infrastructure depending on how you look at it. And how broadly you look at it but even if you look at it fairly narrow narrowly in terms of physical infrastructure bridges roads buildings Tunnels ports broadband. Now that we think about it These things are are are shared priority for americans and heidi I want to start with you. Because i just saw a brand new polling today. That indicated two to one support for spending on infrastructure. Right now now we can get into and we should get into the differences in definition about infrastructure right now. Republicans and democrats are thinking about it as different things. The term itself has evolved in in america. The idea is we are going to spend public money on. This and americans are to one in favor of spending public money for what they think of our as our infra infrastructure improvements. What what are your thoughts on this. So i don't think it's i don't think it's news that there are so many americans that are supportive of investment in infrastructure particularly smart investments. And some often it would in the past take a bridge collapsing. Or you know in most recent chilling a case. It's really you know the power grid and transmission lines and sort of the challenges that were facing from fires from From heat and from storms in texas there are a lot of parts of of of the infrastructure continuum that that really touch everybody's lives particularly during covert. I think a lot of A lot of people thought long and hard about broadband access in ways that they hadn't before and so the definition expanding the definition of even what is considered heart or core infrastructure. I think happened But now we're also seeing Beyond the bipartisan infrastructure package. That's that's really. It's moving live as we speak the the extension of that definition to include the care economy Healthcare and i think you know y the the the the climate change Part of the of of the infrastructure challenge Looking at that that later. More partisan bill that is likely to come more towards on more towards the fall diane. Let's talk about that because you are you work as tyler did for transportation that is what we generally thought of infrastructure as being forbes transporting water as well and an electric transportation. It's roads and bridges and things like that. You've actually been really busy over the last year. And a half and i talked to probably a year ago about this. Obviously that transportation as a touch point in people's lives not just bridges not collapsing but Traffic and being able to get places in an efficient manner. That as heidi says shouldn't surprise us that people want better versions of that. But there's always pushing pool and there's always partisan japan there's always trouble in getting even basic hard infrastructure. Done so right. Now we're at this moment where At a federal level looks very promising. You're always busy at the state level. On this across america there's always infrastructure at the state level. Now that is absolutely true but we watch the spill carefully because it will give us an added opportunity to start to to continue with projects that we might not have been able to fund timely fashion. So i think the good thing about the bill. We're looking at now. Is we define the projects that would be considered eligible for this additional funds as shovel worthy. And i think that's a very important distinction that from shovel ready A lot of us don't keep large projects on the shelves they age. They cost additional money. So for us this this bill. The focus on infrastructure is critical to continuing to reduce the number of age bridges that we have. But i think what you said earlier alley really struck a note with me when you said it said domestic underpinnings of us. Competitiveness in infrastructure is absolutely that. But it's also not just us competitiveness. it's individual competitiveness. It's our own abilities to access good-paying jobs to look at how we pivoted in this time from not just being able to work by driving or using public transit public transit obeying being able to hybrid and work maybe from home a few days and in office a few days we're really at just a pivotal time in how we will do business in this country i think largely on the private and government side and transportation will always play a role weather its surface transportation roads.
"americas" Discussed on Gospel Today
"We are very glad. The part of the united states america and in this. And so i wanna share with you today. Sermon that in tile american identity crisis is always interesting as someone who lives out of the country for much of the time become back after a few years and see some of the changes and those changes are not always good changes. We live down. We live one block from homeless encampment and we lived at twenty years ago and we never saw this type of thing and now it's it's there and it's right in front of our eyes and almost right in front of our home. I'm talking about in the us out in ukraine and so america is in a in an identity crisis. People are searching for their identity. And they're going to all kinds of drastic measures to change their identity. And i believe that they're doing in a desperate hope that somehow that will relieve their depression. Their discontentment their frustrations their anger or their lack of self worth that. Somehow they will find this magical solution to the fulfillment that they're looking for in a new identity. And it's very very common in especially in america today to find people change their identity in one way or another one of the things that i like to do from time to time when i want to know what is influencing america. What are the great influencers on american thought. Today there's something that you can do. You can go to amazon and look at the top books that are being sold. And you'll find really how americans are thinking. And what is influencing them or go to new york times bestseller list. You'll also find the same thing. And what i found is something interesting. There is a book published. Last year called untamed it was published by a woman named glennon doyle and it has remained on the top five of the new york times bestsellers for the last sixty eight weeks. So over year and counting. It's still. I believe in the five maybe number. Three in religion and spirituality spirituality and what the book is a memoir that describes her life as a discontent wife and mother of three who one day falls in love with another woman and the process of getting a divorce and going after this other woman and becoming a lesbian and it has been hailed as this amazing book. That shows how you can find your true identity and happiness. In fact the tagline for the book says this is how you find yourself although i might give it a different tagline. This is how you destroy your family. Unfortunately her story represents millions of americans but what have we go back to our founding fathers. What would they think about something like this. Where did they find their identity..
"americas" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Tell the tale of two americas since we're talking to get honest and open here we're we're different ethnicities and different racial categories and different backgrounds. You came from south central la. I came from Upper middle class suburb in detroit. Here we're all the car executives lived. We could we and many ways. Exemplify the to america's here. And i don't think we talk to each other enough about those different experiences. We think everybody thinks just like us And i'll give you the perfect example that struck me very hard When obama was elected president many of us me in my tribe my side of the world here thought who ray we padded ourselves on the back We've finally gone over that racial barrier that we grew up with. We are a post racial society. We see people for who they are. And i really. I heard people saying this. I believed it. And then we saw the outpouring of all the incidences trayvon martin and the poor kid in the missouri. All you know here. I'll i'll i'll give you one better. He's doing a state every state of the union address and one of the elected representatives from south bend. You lie never happened in america. So what he was doing. He was disrespecting the person he wasn't looking at the office. No and he was seeing he was seeing about. Whatever factual obama spitting out those days about. We've done this and we've done this and we're going to do this the other man. I'll say this is angry as he was. I think he really believed that. That was a lie and and again that shows the depth of how two people can look at the same world and see one saying. I'm trying to help the world and the other saying no you're not you're evil year ally year. Everything you're about to. You're you're muslim your from another country. You're from another world. You know all this stuff could take home. Did believe leap even though it was a live what they did was they said that narrative and put it in stone like a record and it's just going round and round around it would be. They were being fed. All this fall. I late father but he believed used thing you brought up. Obama was matter of fact..
"americas" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Find an unusual pattern more people died in the Americas then the rest of the world what's not clear is why study originally started started to get final estimates of global deaths from a twenty one virus shows about two hundred thousand people died and confirms most of them were young adults and children just the opposite pattern of seasonal flu which tends to kill people sixty five and older but what was intriguing was the global pattern says loan Simonsson of George Washington University who led the study published in the public library of science journal P. L. O. S. medicine whatever that is what it was the whole of the Americas Simonsson said to NBC news all over the Americas we tend to measure a higher burden in Europe for example the death rate in South America was twenty times that seen in Uruguay some studies have suggested that people with diabetes were far more likely to die during the H. twenty one pandemic but silence and said the pattern doesn't support that a twenty one was first detected in Mexico two thousand nine it was a new version of the flu virus a very distant digested or decedent of U. twenty one flu that caused a deadly twenty or nineteen eighteen pandemic could be Americans have suffered because the virus started there in mutated into something mild or is it spread no systems because Bubba what is it about this country seasonal influenza is bad enough to kill between thirty six hundred forty nine thousand people United States in any year between twenty fifty thousand half a million people a year globally these are just estimates blah blah blah twenty countries what does it say about us a relative term dividends day two thousand nine god where yeah it says it here it is again millionaire kittens good is it to Texas sixty one million Americans during the pandemic killed around twelve thousand systems twelve thousand number we've got to send me this from our from Michigan was very helpful and I appreciate you doing that but probably did not see there was an S. on the Americas the thing twenty thousand of the Americas which would be north central and South America eight eight nine four one tags Joe pags dot com are you freaking out are you not freaking out what's bill our gates is new role at Microsoft if even any content plus what what about what I said earlier about manufacturing we're hearing that the new iPhone what would be the iPhone twelve I guess there's the wrong about this but you can also talk about making the nine six nine to go to ten and now forty understand they're they're looking at doing the twelve which of course the eleven is out right now but they're also looking at possibly doing the nine which is kind of interesting but all this might be set back because a lot of the parts in these phones are being made in China and it's just again brings me back to we've got Austin Texas just up the road here which is where the the what is it the I mac pro the I book by somebody's being built right there just a laptop in his laptop the sixty that version for apple's being built up the road start building them here what do you have to build them somewhere where you have no idea how bad this pandemic is so I think that's a that's a simple solution you start building a closer to home and realize that the facilities have been checked out by our government the CDC the whatever you teach us what we have to do and make sure it's cool thing building here we cannot know for sure that there is nobody who is infected in China that a better making that that they're making this product so make it here this could be the I guess the silver lining around the cloud for for employment here for your wages for manufacturing.
"americas" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Guys and that's why make America great again is so offensive to the Americas not the good guys America needs to be cut down in size American needs to be limited America needs to be guarded against so Madeleine Albright's out there teaching young sculls full of March there's nothing special about America it's just a coincidence just an accident and that the United States as a singular super power is a destabilizing element in the world okay that brings us farmers she was sexually state among other things for Bill Clinton she has videos which are common in the modern day laughed and they are common in the American government their common in the American assembly flint that view that America alone as a super powers destabilizing is a view widely held in the civil service throughout the state department it's not an obscure review it's not it's not a minority view took me a long time to learn this long time to believe it long time to understand long time to accept tough thing to accept can't give me you grew up in your own country and take civics and go to school when you're a young kid you're talking about the founding of the country your aware of how unique and exceptional America's then you then you discovered that people in your own government non biased don't believe it don't think it I think just the exact opposite tough thing to believe lot of people don't want to believe it lot of people don't want to accept that our own government there are people who do not believe in the goodness of the United States the concept of America as the good guys but you're looking at it in every bit of this opposition to what trump is non your seeing it don't if you don't want to believe me do not then I what you're saying did not deny what you're reading they hate the trump did this for a host of reasons they hate the trump succeeded at it in a political sense thank you that trump has done damage to the Obama foreign policy the reason I mention all metal Albright is because Obama was of the same view you know what Obama's policy in Iran was aside from giving them notes but what was the motivation for all bomb I had the same view of the Middle East that he and Madeline Albright and all the rest of them have of the United States the Middle East was destabilized when only Israel was an economic and military power one of the reasons the and there are many it one of the reasons the Obama administration entered into the Iran deal one of the reasons that they engaged around one of the reasons that Obama dropped off a hundred and fifty billion dollars in cash on the tarmac in Tehran and don't think that some of it didn't get the Qassams only money a lot of the dead all but they know who the guy what is the Obama people know who the guy was they were making deals with this guy they know exactly who he was Obama believe that empowering Iran when stabilize the Middle East provide a counterbalance to Israel because once again the Israelis are not seen as the good guys even though they are United States ally and by the way there are many reasons why people like Obama's Susan rice madam Albright all the rest would not see Israel as the good guys there are religious reasons there are geo political reasons strategic reasons racial resent is all kinds of reasons for it but regardless Israel is the problem in the Middle East the United States is the problem in the world at large SO policies must be developed and implemented to blunt the bad guy nature of the United States and the bad guy nature of Israel and so there's Obama and his administration funneling money to the mall is enabling them to modernize going through the motions of sanctions which were not really sanctions it wasn't until trump came along and all of that changed on the American left look to Donald Trump as many things but one of the things they see is an assault on Obama an assault on Obama's foreign policy and effort and in an attempt to on Ravel and on wind it and they're right trump is on winding unraveling all horrible middle eastern policy from the Obama administration I foretold this Amazon but I want to play for your from the summer of two thousand eight you have take a break here will be back and to continue right after your listening to Rush Limbaugh the soundtrack of your conservative wife from the kiosk network six hundred W. R. E. C. and ninety two point one FM it may be.