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Fresh update on "arabia" discussed on The Business of Esports
"Lindsay. Yeah, I mean, I think that this does make sense for Google. I think the pixel buds are a better product. So why not put that forward? Jimmy? Stadia is just such an embarrassment. I hate talking about it, honestly. I'm glad that they finally acknowledged that shamefully I have a friend, I think that just like ordered a stadia and I yelled at him in our group chat for a good 5 minutes. Why didn't you ask me? I just went off and I was like, you need to ask me before you do stupid things. For science, research. Yeah, look, the question I have and it's more of a question in the comment. Is this Google burying its gaming ambition altogether? By taking the gaming tab off the home off the homepage, is this them effectively saying we're done with gaming, we're out of gaming, right? That's it. We admit defeat. We messed up. You didn't use all your time. Go ahead. Well, to be fair, I think it's more so an excitement towards the pixel buds, which have been true. It's been a product that Google has been working on for a long time, and they're quite a good product. And so I don't know that it's necessarily against gaming so much as why not put the product for it that you believe in more right now. They might turn something around and do more research for stadia too. Who knows? All right, guys, let's get to our last story here. We're going to finish on this one. It's a fascinating one here. This is from Carnegie Mellon, in fact. And the headline here, VR's next gaming step may let you feel spiders crawling in your mouth. Sub headline, a group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon have created the next big thing in VR, gaming, mouth based haptics with spiders. So a group of researchers that says they created a new way to deliver haptic feedback to players mouths, the effect is achieved by a fixing a large board covered in ultrasonic transducers to the bottom of an Oculus quest position so that it points directly at the user's mouth. The transducers admits ultrasonic energy, creating a variety of sensations on the lips and teeth. So you guys can, if you're watching, you can see it here like these ultrasonic ultrasound array or ultrasonic transducers sitting right below the Oculus headset piece. So you can create it says in one simulation a user takes puffs from a cigarette in another wind flies across the user's face. Or having spiders in your mouth is one of the scary ways they mentioned. So it's not obviously not consumer ready. But it is very cool. And I'm curious what you think of this, Jeff. I mean, the spider's thing is just horrible. My first take is at first I was going to say what the use case we were just talking about about putting spider. Thanks spiders, people's mouth. But as we sort of read through the rest of the article, I mean, this kind of technology is going to need take place to really have the full immersion of the metaverse. So, you know, I think there's some value here if you can have people really feeling wind on their face or the fact that they're eating. These are experiences that you're going to need an immersive metaverse. Who knows? Lindsey? Yeah, this is my Alma mater. I saw a lot of super cool stuff at the human computer interaction institute. I did a lot of these studies myself when Oculus was in its early days in 2012, 2013, a lot of motion based stuff. So I'm always super excited to see what everyone's working on over there. I think it's awesome. I think Carnegie Mellon's still at the forefront of all the cool stuff that's happening in tech, and I just love it. Jimmy. I don't think all innovation is good innovation. I want to win in my face. I'll go outside. I never, ever want to feel what even simulated. Even a simulation thinks it feels like to have a spider in my mouth. I do think in the chat comments that Chris makes pretty funny connection and that's probably off. Chris says, there's an industry for this and it ain't gaming. Kris, I got to give you one of these. Yes, there is an industry for this. And some form of gaming, I guess. When she more accurately points it out, this feels like the adult industry is going to love this really enjoyed watching this live, by the way, much better than just the audio on the podcast. And apologies for the vast number of comments worth staying up late for when she thank you for the best number. I know. It's great. We love the comments. It's so much better when this comment. Guys, but let me just get back to this for a second. I've been saying this forever to get to that holodeck future, right? The future where this were virtual worlds are completely indistinguishable from the real world where all of our senses are satisfied, we need technology like this and what I've been telling people is we're closer than we think. This is not so far away. People are going to solve these problems. And we're starting to see it. I mean, I can't believe that this allows you to feel stuff in your mouth so cool. Chris says, when you were awesome, Chris, you're awesome, when's awesome, everyone here who commented Olivia and Antonio and Alonso and Matt and all of you guys, Johan, all of you guys, if you're still here, Adam. Han. Thank you all for coming. We love doing this because of you guys because of the comments because of the participation it makes it so much fun. I will say, definitely tune in for the podcast this week. It's going to be a lot of fun. Go subscribe to meta business and met a woman or two sister podcast, they're incredibly, I'm so proud of those two shows. I think we put out amazing content there every week. And go follow business of eSports on all our socials. So either business to eSports or busy sports everywhere on YouTube, on Instagram, on TikTok on LinkedIn on I don't even know. On every single platform, you could possibly imagine Twitter. We are going to be running a giveaway also this week, so stay tuned for that if you follow us on the socials. You guys can enter the giveaway. It's in partnership with the sentinels, the eSports org who are on the podcast a couple of weeks ago. So definitely tune in for that or join and follow to be a part of that. Olivia says hey Lindsay I'm loving your podcast. You keep getting better and better every week. I couldn't agree more Olivia. She's killing it with the show. And Johan says, great show guys, Joanne, thank you so much. Don't forget, guys. Please always remember the most important thing to remember. The future is fun guys. We'll see you next week..
Fresh update on "arabia" discussed on The Business of Esports
"Quickly and when it's my turn to go, I will try and read. I will try and use my time to read as much as possible. People's comments on each one. So I'm going to kick this off guys. We're going to start with a story on about boost mobile here. And the headline is boost mobile. We'll let you lower your phone bill by playing games and watching ads. You can exchange boost coins for a discount on your Bill. So basically, if you use their app, you play games and interact with the ads in the app, you earn boost coin, one boost coins equal to one cent. And you can convert or exchange those boost coins for a discount on your phone bill. So play to earn sort of, there's no mention of blockchain directly in this article or in this release. But you can now play to earn dollars off your cell phone bill, Jeff, let's start with you. I actually kind of like this. I mean, one of the things we always criticize about play to earn is that not everyone can take money out of the ecosystem, someone has to put money in. Well, in this case, actually someone is putting money in the advertisers who are paying to get in front of the eyeballs. So I actually like that, you know, rewarded ads have been a thing on mobile for a while and have actually really worked really well. So a lot of people do this, probably not, but it's not the craziest thing. I don't know how you prevent people from just putting on the ad and walking away and keep doing that, but Lindsay. I'm a big fan of this as someone who regularly plays mobile games and gets special bonuses for watching ads and has never spent a single dollar on an actual mobile game. So this is exactly of my alley. I know boost is known for having a lot of low income customers, so I think it's pretty cool that they're offering this program as a way to lower ads on the bills. It reminds me of a lot of things electric companies did with earn, there's days you can earn credits back too. So there's a good way of doing it. Jimmy. They're making advertising fun. It's awesome. You're playing you're playing and getting pitched to at the same time. I think it's brilliant. I think it'll be wildly successful. And I think you can expect to see this type of interactive ad model take into streaming apps where before with Hulu, you can choose the left or the right commercial depending on your preference, I think they're going to take it. I think it goes there next, honestly, this technology. But I think it's, I think we're all in agreement that it's pretty great. Olivia says, woohoo, BOE, you guys rock Olivia, you rock. Thank you for saying that. My very quick take on this. Good product market fit. Boost mobile discount carrier, right? Arguably lower income users saving any kind of money. If there's probably a good time versus dollars equation for that crowd that's on boost mobile. So I like this for them. All right. Let's move on here. Let's switch to the next story here, guys. Next story is about Saudi Arabia. We have Saudi Arabia and the news, Nintendo. So the headline here is Nintendo's the latest target of Saudi Arabia's gaming investment, countries investment fund by 5% stake for nearly $3 billion. So this was made by the public investment fund. This is the same fund that acquired stakes in Capcom next on that bought ESL. This is all the same money essentially. Saudi money government money essentially going to buy gaming companies 2.98 billion is the size of the investment in Nintendo, 5.01% ownership. We've spent so much time talking about Nintendo guys. Jimmy, what do you think about Saudi Arabia buying a very sizable portion of Nintendo here? And what do you think they'll do with it? I think what they'll do with it is the harder part to answer. This is awesome. I mean, this region is absolutely killing it in everything that they do. They're not just snatching up companies that make sense in companies that can collaborate, collaborator, work together, but now they're part of one of the biggest and oldest players in all of gaming history. What do they do with 5%? Hopefully they bring a Nintendo land to Dubai. In general. I mean, that would be that would be, I think, the first step. I think it's about crossing over these cultures and kind of bringing these influences and sharing in that mom done. Lindsay. I don't love this. It's okay. It's a solid investment in the space of the legacy company, which is great, but Nintendo is famously risk averse. The eSports scene is famously dry. I don't think you can do or affect much change with 5%, and it just doesn't scream like a lot of the other investments that Saudi Arabia has made has been very visionary very forward thinking. This will be like a stable long-term kind of investment, but it's not necessarily exciting and in line. I think with a lot of the other things that they're doing. So it's okay. Jeff? Yeah, I agree with Lindsey. I mean, this is probably purely a financial trade. Given 5%, you're not going to affect change. You really aren't. You have no operational rights at that point. Maybe you get some management meetings and whatnot. But yeah, so purely financial, I'm just waiting for the headline when Saudi Arabia invest in holodeck media. You know, 5% for 3 billion will do that. What did you do? Olivia says, why would Saudi eSports want anything to do with one of the least eSports driven gaming companies? I mean, one thought is maybe they can muscle some eSports out of Nintendo, right? Like they have ESL. Maybe we see more smash tournaments in Saudi Arabia. Maybe we see more eSports out of Nintendo as a consequence of them having some muscle there and owning ESL at the same time. I will say the reason I really like this is again called product market fit. Saudi Arabia, one of the youngest from a demographics perspective countries in the world, extremely young population, Nintendo's, as we've all said before, sort of the perfect product for that younger demographic. And I think what I'll be interested to see is what do they get out of Nintendo? What do they make Nintendo do? What favors do they get from Nintendo? As a consequence of this. So that's what I'm looking out for. Sorry, Olivia if that answers your question. All right. Let's move on here guys. Let's get to our next story. Oh yeah, this one's a good one. That's something good one. Talking about we usually do chair reviews. I've got two sort of chair related stories here for the lightning round, much to the Jeff's dismay here, but this one, good game, Fairmont Singapore, and Razer introduced luxury gaming suites. Three of Fairmont Singapore suites have been revamped into distinctive gaming rooms with equipment and gaming furniture from Razer. So this is the Razer gamer and streamer suite that you see if you're watching this, you're listening to this after the fact, sorry. You need to come to the live stream, but the razor gamer and streamer suite, one of three gaming experiences curated by Fairmont Singapore and Razer. You can see this photo, a lot of gaming setups in that room. Collaboration between Fairmont and Razer. And their goal, it says is to combine the sensational world of gaming with luxury hospitality. It's specifically designed with gamers in mind, there's sandwiches, miniature miniature, charcuterie, and cheese plates that guests can feast upon, and the sweets can be booked for two or four hour blocks. And it comes with discounts for overnight stays at the Fairmont, et cetera. So luxury gaming sweets guys, there's more pictures here. Sort of like your private land party, I guess, or private land cafe, is how I best describe this. Jeff, what do you think? So I don't, I mean, you brought up the term product market fit.
Fresh update on "arabia" discussed on The Business of Esports
"Ones kind of just saturated the market or if this is like this is the pattern that you just said where you take these massive franchises and bring them to mobile. I don't know if I have a take on it yet, but that's kind of what we're seeing. I think the PC players do have a halo effect. I think the rest of the player base looks and says, I want to be that someday and being able to play on your phone feels like you're a part of that in a small way, right? Same way, not everyone can afford a $20,000 Chanel handbag, but you can go buy a $200 pair of sunglasses, right? And a lot of people can afford that. And so. It's how I look at the interaction between these two and it's sort of proven out by these two games, which I think is interesting. And it remains to be seen how much of an increase apex legends mobile will give to that franchise, but I suspect it should follow about the pubg kind of curve in the same way. One last question on this. The CFO DA said a $1 billion a year for apex legends. How many years do we think these kinds of franchises will last? Do you think any of them will have CS go, wow, staying power? Anyone is anyone confident that the $1 billion a year isn't more than is more than just next year? I mean, it's still growing. It's a live service. So if anything, the game should get better. The more content the more heroes, as long as it stays balanced, you're updating graphics and stuff. In theory, it should continue to grow, obviously, nothing gross forever, but it will be harder, just like in general theory of network effects and compounding, almost like compounding a moat, it will be harder for some incumbent to knock off apex in two years or three years after more development time more iteration and polishing and building the lore and maybe they'll make a TV series. It should be harder to knock them off then than it was the first year. You know, nothing lasts forever, but I don't know. When she says, is it more that if your game is good on PC, it's probably already a good game, mechanics story experience, some more likely a hit. You're picking winners to transfer. There's a lot of mobile only games that have done incredibly well, but assume the success rate is low. Compared to PC ports. It could just be that the denominator in mobile only games is so high. There's just so much that gets put out there, such a volume that if we're looking at it as a success rate as a percentage, that it's low compared to PC ports wenji, but your point's a good one. Jimmy, you were going to say something. Oh, I mean, I'm just curious the difference in the expense in making a mobile game in a PC game. And then I was also thinking when Overwatch was struggling, we saw a lot of players go to Valorant. We saw a lot of players go to CS go. Even when pubg wasn't at the top anymore and when Fortnite kind of replaced it, I thought pubg did a great job retaining its loyal followers and still being relevant within its own community. So I think there's something to be said about the type of genre, the type of game that pubg created, I don't see them going away, but we don't know what that next game is out there is because there's only so many hours in the day and people are going to play the next best thing. Even when war zone was at the top, you know, I didn't see either of these two really struck. I mean, these are great numbers. They're putting up great numbers, and I think crafting, in particular, right? Like they need pubg to do well for them to do well. EA doesn't really need, I think, apex to do well for EA to do as well, like comparatively. But that doesn't mean that they want to lose all the growth. And a $1 billion a year, this is starting to have a pretty major impact on the company's bottom line, right? Yeah, so I think they're happy with that. I don't know if I don't know if they expect that. They're not that are not, I'm sure they always the goal is to succeed and do well. But yeah, it started to become significant, so they're going to do what they can and what they need to do to keep it. To keep it relevant. And so as an apex fan, I hope so. But I think both of these guys have unique games that aren't just your typical FPS, like a typical throwaway FPS. I don't get the same fix or feeling playing other FPSs as I do when I play apex, which is why I continue to play it versus like we were seeing with Overwatch. I think a lot of people found that going to CS go going to the Valorant. So I think it's also about just what is the game do or what can it continue to do with new seasons, new battle passes new releases and things of that nature to keep their audience because they've both done a good job. I think building this oil, this loyal following. Guys, I want to move on here. I have one more story before we get to our lightning round. Before I do that, I just want to say a quick word. This live stream this weekly news show very generously supported by YouGov YouGov produces the absolute best data on gamers, eSports fans, games, all around the world. If you're looking at the eSports industry looking at the gaming industry, trying to reach that gaming audience, you're a brand, you're a team, you're whoever you're trying to get after gamers, you need data to make really good decisions. You give data is absolutely the best. It's actionable. It's what they call living data, so it's changing all the time. It's updating all the time. It allows you to make incredibly incredibly powerful decisions. We've highlighted it many times on the podcast. I highly recommend going and checking out some of those you have insight segments. There's so much you guys can learn from the data that they produce. 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So the headline here, Hulu partners with Xbox to bring PC gamers, free games in a bundle deal. So Hulu and Xbox announced this partnership. If you're a U.S. Hulu subscriber, you're going to get three months of PC game pass as part of their Hulu Friends with benefits initiative, interesting. Interesting title. And it's that says, the move to target gamers follows Netflix's entry into the gaming market. So I just want to highlight the differences here, right? Netflix has gone and either acquired or created mobile games that are now part of the subscription. So if you're a Netflix subscriber, you get access to those mobile games ad free. Versus Hulu, which says, if you're a Hulu subscriber for a limited time for three months, you can get game PC game pass for free. I would love to go and I want to hear chat on this and I want to hear you guys, who's got the best approach between the two streaming networks here on gaming that's partnership versus sort of build buy include. I don't know however you want to characterize Netflix's strategy, but it's different and I'm curious where you guys are at on this one. You love one. You hate one. Lindsey?.
Fresh update on "arabia" discussed on The Business of Esports
"That they're kind of first for. Matt says, what about just the teams, not the players, that was the case with the old college football games mat I think Jeff touched on that that, you know, especially like country international stuff probably no issue. Johann says, I wonder what effect the FIFA partnership will have on Konami's PS in terms of new market share, that should give us the value of FIFA's partnership and I think right now that's hard to judge. I mean, because Johan, you think it'll steal market share. It will, like, is the thinking that assuming FIFA's not doing it with Konami, right? Which we don't know, it could be. That the bigger loser is PS or the bigger loser is EA. Yay, football, FC, whatever they're calling it. Because when was the last installment of PS? I think they made one might be a yearly title. The last one was terror apparently. It was like, yeah. Yeah, they did one last year. So the assumption here, Johann, you think PES will be a bigger loser in terms of market share versus an EA that will cannibalize. I mean, if Konami smart, this is they should be the partner, right? Because if they're not potentially there, the bigger loser than EA is. Right, because they fought the third. Yeah. Han says, FIFA feeds the player rating seasons by seasons, die hard club fans will be rooting for their player rating going up. Yeah. That answers the question on player ratings. Christa is fun fact when PS lost the licensing EA poached a lot of the Konami designers. Same thing can happen the other way. Konami definitely has a lot to gain. I just looked at the metacritic score for their last year's installment is 25 out of a hundred. So not a very good game. But maybe slapping FIFA branding on top of it fixes it. Guys, we've spent a lot of time on this. I know it's interesting. We'll see how it plays out. Is it a brand new developer that FIFA taps? Is it Konami? Is it someone else? Is it mobile? Is it the console? Maybe they'll start their own. It seems to be like the new thing, right? The new thing. Well, that's the perfect segue. I think to our next story here, which is a hundred thieves. Hundred thieves in the market to build their own game. So the headline here, hundred thieves developing video game with pros and streamers, under thieves announced the development of its own video game project X, which will be collaborative effort with pros and streamers, CEO Matthew Nate shot tag and hundred thieves president John Robinson revealed the orgs. Next big initiative on May 18th, adding another branch to its already ambitious list of business verticals. Concrete details of the tale are slim, but the hundred thieves execs are planning to shake up how game development looks by actively incorporating input from streamers pros and community members. Guys, where have we heard this before? Look, I always said these guys are mostly unoriginal, mostly pretty bad business people. These are mostly mismanaged companies. But come on, this is like ripping off the dock completely here. No, no one bothered by this. Jeff. I'm not bothered by this. I would say, I thought you were going to say ripping off the business of eSports. Because I have to give you and really actually William credit, I remember many, many podcasts ago, like two years ago, you guys were talking about this with several eSports orgs. Whether it made sense to eventually be vertically integrated and have eSports orgs actually create their own game. And at the time, I thought it was ridiculous. It turned out I was wrong. So yeah, kudos to you guys for calling that. In terms of this, you know, I'm not always on this, but the one thing I guess I would maybe play devil's advocate with myself a little bit is that right now there's a war for talent going on in terms of developers and the big video game companies are not really the greatest place to work, right? There's a lot of unrest that Activision ubisoft EA really everywhere. So maybe a big brand like hundred thieves that people really like and consumers identify gamers identify with. Maybe they have some sort of recruiting advantage where they can actually hire talent because of that. I could see that potentially being something on a pitch deck that would maybe get investors excited. In practice, I think you hit the nail on the head that these guys aren't that great of operator. We saw with faze clan like just the disaster that they've been in their brief period of time, you know, trying to get into the public markets, just overspending, not executing. So do I have confidence that an eSports org is going to be able to build a video game and hire talent and actually hit deadlines and not overspend on costs? No, I really don't. But yeah, those are sort of my takes. Jimmy Lindsey and if you guys have a different take on this, I just want to I feel bad I want to get a couple of comments on the last topic here. When says LEGO FIFA, that would be that would be interesting. Actually, I think that would do super well because that's totally on point in terms of the market there. Johan says, I think that remains to be seen if a FIFA partnership provides PES with a big new surge in market share than FIFA might be worth a 300 million they want. And EA would have made a blunder. It does not provide them with significant new market share, EA might have made a good decision. It's hard to judge that at this time since it's so unprecedented for soccer games as EA had this exclusive since the genre's pioneer basically. Yeah, I mean, Johan, I agree. We won't know until we see the actual game, right? It's kind of hard to just predict based on we just don't have enough information. Who's the developer and what is the game look like until we have that hard. That says a Super Smash game with major influencers and gamers from the industry would be cool. I mean, it's not just Super Smash. Chris says at what point do investors start to question what's being done with their money for a sports team? I mean, clearly no one's asking questions here, Chris. I'm pretty sure that's obvious. No one has ever really asked questions with most of these eSports teams? Can I just throw a hot take out there, guys? And let me I'm curious what you guys think. Is this basically an admission that eSports teams as a business and a business model have failed? We can sort of soundly say now that eSports teams can not be successful as eSports teams. You either become a media outlet or you become a game developer or you become something entirely else but no one it seems figured out how to make a successful eSports team and this is sort of an admission of that. Is that not fair to say? I think it's fair for the more media and content works. I think there's plenty of teams who are doing completely different things in the competitive.
How Did Rapper Zuby Get to Where He Is Today?
"We've had many, many guests on this show in the last three years. Some of them can be known by their initials like DJT, the former president, but I don't think we've had anybody who just has one name. And we're never going to have Madonna, but today we have zuby with us. He's an entrepreneur. He's a rapper. A man with a fascinating background. I saw him first on my buddy's podcast trigonometry fans foster and constantin Kissinger zuby. Welcome to America first one on one. Hey, how's it going? Happy to be here. It's going very well so far so good. We are 90 seconds into this interview. And it seems to be going all right, but we have a ways to go. Let's start where my buddies Francis and constantin begin there. Superb interviews. How did you get to be where you are today? Where did you grow up? What's your training? What's your background? And perhaps the greatest interest to all of our millions of listeners across the nation. How did you get to be the world heavyweight powerlifter in the female category? Okay, well, that's a lot of questions there. So my name is zuby. I'm an independent rapper, author, host of the real talk with zuby podcast, public speaker and coach. I was born in England, my family background is originally from Nigeria. I actually grew up in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia, lived there for almost two decades and went to school there up until 5th grade. I then went to boarding school in the UK and studied computer science at Oxford University, which is where I also started my music career. And over the course of time, I have released 6 independent albums and EPs, sold tens of thousands of albums, independently, and yeah, I've added a lot of strings to the bow, started my podcast and wrote and released my first book in 2019. And have become well known as well for, I guess what you could call social or cultural commentary. So different people around the world know me for a different things. But I'm someone who is always trying to seek the truth, speak the truth and help motivate and inspire other
Dr. Mehmet Oz: The Biggest Issues Across Pennsylvania
"You know people don't realize how big Pennsylvania is I mean 67 counties the western part isn't like the eastern part the southwestern parts not like the central part and they could go on and on and on It really is a diverse state in every respect What do you find are the biggest issues that people are raising as you campaign across the state Just to underline something you said it is actually a bellwether for the country because of that Because you see microcosms of the east coast the Midwest a rural areas Areas that have been deprived of support and areas that are incredibly affluent Issues with our questions start with inflation in part because Pennsylvania's know that energy prices are driving a lot of inflation and under our feet here is enough natural gas to power the entire country for hundreds of years There's two Saudi Arabia's beneath me So when people know they've got an answer and there's a problem in front of them as well they want to combine the two but they're frustrated that ideology has prevented the Biden administration for doing the simple basic things of creating an operation warp speed for energy policy to actually prioritize what we're doing with the domestic energy For that reason our communities are communities are impoverished We're not taking natural gas out of the ground We're not actually able to become energy dominant again and we can't help our allies overseas
Why Is the Biden Administration Soft on Iran?
"Well, Michael Doran, why? We're in the catbird seat. We have the military power. We have the economic power. We have the diplomatic power. We have the information power. We should be dictating to these mullahs. Who incidentally have already killed many hundreds of Americans in Iraq. And have not had payback. Why are we playing footsies with these guys at all? I don't understand it. There's two reasons. They have a foreign policy theory. And the foreign policy theory is that it's our allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia that are throwing us into conflict with Iran that in objective terms the United States and Iran don't have that much to quarrel about. And so if we can, if we can restrain the allies and then just start negotiating with the Iranians directly over the heads of the allies, that's the way to stabilize the Middle East.
Charlie Gasparino: Elon Musk May up His Bid for Twitter
"Now that doesn't mean it's the end of the story he may up his bid and then it becomes more difficult to say no They could also say no because I think the 52 week high was $73 Already prince Allen would lead of Saudi Arabia They sort of Arabian prince part of the royal family has come out and said it's too low His current bid of whatever was $58 I think it was Remember they got wiggle room to say no from a fiduciary standpoint right now Now he may come back and say hey I'm going to do $60 a share And this story is not over yet By the way it's 54 20 that must bid on it The high was 73
Biden Administration Revisits Failed Obama Middle East Policies
"Now, congressman, I got a new column up over at The Washington Post on the fact that we have a new axis. Russia, Khamenei and Iran and she and China. And being critical of Putin is being like critical of Mussolini in 1938. What about tojo and Hitler? And we've got these other two adversaries. You've recommended steps to help Taiwan. What about helping Israel and the other states in the Arab partnership with Israel threatened by Iran? Well, this is critical to you because what have we seen in the last few days? And something that is really unprecedented or at least in my lifetime I've never seen there was basically a Saturday Night Live sketch that came out of Saudi Arabia criticizing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. And I think that gives you a window into just how far the relationship between the United States and our traditional Arab allies in the Middle East has trade. And that is a function of the fact that the Biden administration has pursued a resurrection of the Obama Iran deal. And of course, by doing that, they are messing up all of the progress we made in the Trump administration with the Abraham accords.
Turkey suspends trial of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi killing
"A a a a Turkish Turkish Turkish Turkish court court court court has has has has suspended suspended suspended suspended the the the the trial trial trial trial in in in in absentia absentia absentia absentia of of of of twenty twenty twenty twenty six six six six Saudis Saudis Saudis Saudis accused accused accused accused in in in in the the the the gruesome gruesome gruesome gruesome killing killing killing killing of of of of Washington Washington Washington Washington post post post post columnist columnist columnist columnist Jamal Jamal Jamal Jamal Khashoggi Khashoggi Khashoggi Khashoggi ruling ruling ruling ruling that that that that the the the the case case case case be be be be transferred transferred transferred transferred to to to to Saudi Saudi Saudi Saudi Arabia Arabia Arabia Arabia the the the the decision decision decision decision comes comes comes comes despite despite despite despite warnings warnings warnings warnings from from from from human human human human rights rights rights rights groups groups groups groups the the the the turning turning turning turning the the the the case case case case over over over over to to to to the the the the kingdom kingdom kingdom kingdom would would would would lead lead lead lead to to to to a a a a cover cover cover cover up up up up of of of of the the the the killing killing killing killing which which which which is is is is because because because because the the the the suspicion suspicion suspicion suspicion on on on on Saudi Saudi Saudi Saudi crown crown crown crown prince prince prince prince Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed bin bin bin bin Salman Salman Salman Salman it it it it also also also also comes comes comes comes as as as as Turkey Turkey Turkey Turkey in in in in the the the the throes throes throes throes of of of of an an an an economic economic economic economic downturn downturn downturn downturn has has has has been been been been trying trying trying trying to to to to repair repair repair repair its its its its troubled troubled troubled troubled relationship relationship relationship relationship with with with with Saudi Saudi Saudi Saudi and and and and an an an an array array array array of of of of other other other other countries countries countries countries in in in in this this this this region region region region some some some some media media media media reports reports reports reports have have have have claimed claimed claimed claimed that that that that Riyadh Riyadh Riyadh Riyadh has has has has made made made made improved improved improved improved relations relations relations relations conditional conditional conditional conditional on on on on Turkey Turkey Turkey Turkey dropping dropping dropping dropping the the the the case case case case against against against against the the the the Saudis Saudis Saudis Saudis I'm I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles Charles Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor this this this this month month month month
What Should America's Foreign Policy Be Toward Russia and Ukraine?
"What should America is foreign policy be toward Russia and Ukraine? And here I think if you fare mindedly look at it, there's a little bit of pulled in two opposite directions. On the one hand you want to say, listen, Ukraine couldn't be more remote from America. It's really far away. And number two, what are our national interests in the Ukraine exactly? Will Ukraine can Ukraine be counted on to rush to our defense of America with somehow mortally threatened? No. Is Ukraine a country like Saudi Arabia that supplies vital oil that America depends on or has depended on for the past half century or more? No. So what are we undertaking these risks for exactly? Let's remember our democratically elected leaders are elected by us to look out for us to protect our interests and our welfare. So on the one hand, this is a case for keeping hands off staying out of it. But on the other hand, there is the sense that America is a country that stands for freedom. The Ukrainians are in fact writing for their freedom and their own survival. And so there is an element of our conscience and our values that say, let's do what we, what we can to help.
The New Iran Deal Is Sinister for Many Countries
"Now imagine what Israel would have to do if the Russian air force if they had to engage the Russian air force And that's why this deal with Iran is so sinister For not just Israel but Egypt Jordan Saudi Arabia all these countries It's because now Syria is going excuse me now Russia is going to have a special relationship with Iran because Iran is going to provide it with a financial backdoor to get around the sanctions And Iran is going to provide them apparently with under the deal that the Russians negotiated XS nuclear materials that they develop And so what are these Arab states in Israel going to do now So that's why I haven't focused on what it is we're doing about this Israel scared to death They're not sure what the hell to do about all this Because the Biden administration has put them in a horrific position As it has everybody so I don't take second place to anybody when it comes to Biden and this administration and the destruction they are doing overseas and here But I want to stay focused on this which is putting everything aside the Ukrainian people are being slaughtered They didn't provoke anything Vladimir Putin has explained why he's trying to take over Ukraine In a multi thousand word essay in July of this past summer And it has nothing to do with NATO and has nothing to do with anything else He wants that territory because he believes it's Russian territory It doesn't even have to do with the old Soviet Union He goes back to the 9 to the 900th century 1200 years ago That's what he writes I encourage you to read it And he's not done after Ukraine according to this essay He doesn't believe Poland He doesn't believe hungry are fairly considered sovereign nations and so forth he believes that they manipulated the map way back when and so this guy is serious about what he wants to do We ought to read what he says and listen to what he means
Pres. Trump: We Were Energy Independent Until Biden Came In
"They're going can you imagine they're talking to Venezuela They're talking Iran Energy Right We were energy independent a year and a half ago Think of it Energy independent and we were going to be double the size of Russia and Saudi Arabia combined in a very short period and they threw that out the window and now he's begging for oil He begging for energy because the Green New Deal stuff that doesn't have the power to fire our plans and our manufacturing Just as if the power And it's many many times more expensive Mister president I got a minute left last question for you but he ran on build back better but don't you find it odd that everything's gotten worse I mean literally he's not speaking figuratively Everything's gotten worse than two left and he took over Yeah just go build back worse and that's what's happening and there's no build back Now all of the things that you see everything happening Dan would not have happened And just one of those things that you're a great guy and you have a great show and I appreciate it
The Economy of China Is Suffering
"President Xi has put in a lot of economic reforms that have given the state more power in China. He has increasingly gotten away from the capitalist. Fundamentals that have allowed China to be the success it has been over the course of the last decade. The minute you veer away from that, and I would argue, by the way, that China has never been fully capitalist, right? Because you can't have real capitalism in real freedom without having democracy, but nonetheless, the more he's gotten, the state involved in all of these economic ventures, the more his economy, has suffered. And we've seen that just this week with new data points coming out of China, the economy of China is suffering. If it gets involved in this mess with Russia, it will suffer further. There's a big article that's making making the rounds where it's in The Wall Street Journal today where they're talking about how China and Saudi Arabia would like to see oil priced in yuan, which is the Chinese currency. I have some comments on that for even if they did do that, which they won't, but even if they did, it's never going to work because the U.S. dollar still reigns
Report: Iran suspends talks with Saudi after mass execution
"Iranian state linked media reports that country has decided to suspend talks aimed at defusing tensions with regional rival Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia reportedly put to death eighty one people the group that activists believe included over three dozen Shiites Iran is the largest Shiite Muslim country in the world Saudi Arabia's Shiites live primarily in the kingdom's oil rich east they have long complained of being treated as second class citizens Saudi Arabia's executions of Shiites have stirred regional unrest in the past I'm Walter Ratliff
Average US gas price rises 22% in two weeks to record $4.43
"The average price for a gallon of regular grade gasoline nationwide has shot up to a record high I'm Ben Thomas with a closer look the new average prices for forty three that's a twenty two percent increase over the past two weeks a whopping seventy nine cents the fuel price analyst trilby Lundberg says diesel is up even more the dollar eighteen per gallon and that diesel hike will further feed inflation the diesel fuel impact on consumers are so extreme the publisher of the Lundberg survey notes oil prices were already going up but Russia's invasion of Ukraine in the sanctions that's prompted especially with the combination of the banned by the US on imports from Russia are driving this price surge because Russia is the second biggest exporter of oil after Saudi Arabia and it follows a sustained period of curtailed global output or some OPEC members unable to keep up with production targets and the decline in US production Mr whether gas prices pause a little ago yet higher Lundberg says the only unlikely thing is for them to grow up right now I'm Ben Thomas
Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest mass execution
"Saudi Arabia has executed eighty one people in one day the largest nine mass execution carried out in the kingdom in its modern history the people executed were convicted of crimes ranging from killings to belonging to militant groups the number of executed is larger than the renowned mass execution of January nineteen eighty one sixty three militants were killed for seizing the grand mosque in Mecca in nineteen seventy nine although it's not clear why the kingdom chose this particular time to execute them it comes as the world's attention is focused on the war in Ukraine the move also came at a time when the US hope solo a record high gasoline prices as energy prices spike worldwide I'm Karen Thomas
Conservative Enterprise Institute's Myron Ebell on Biden's Oil Plans
"Well, let's start off here. The hot topic right now is the leadership from behind the Biden administration has finally made it to the fact that they say we're not going to take Russian oil. We're not going to buy Russian oil right now. We had already seen that happening from shale BP, Exxon and others. Tell our listeners what that really means and then we'll expand from there because I want them to understand really the effects of this right now and how the Biden administration is using that. I think there are pluses and minuses, the fact is that Russia is the world's largest exporter of oil and gas and it produces about 7, 7 and a half million barrels a day. Some of that goes by pipeline to China, but two and a half million barrels has been out on the market and shipped by tankers. So removing those two and a half million barrels from the market is that what's happening or is the U.S. just saying it's not going to buy oil from a tanker that has Russian oil in it, but we're going to buy oil that would otherwise be going someplace else, but is now being replaced by Russian oil. So there's questions about this band. If everybody bans Russian oil, then that will remove a lot of oil from the world market and it will have to be replaced or we're going to see even higher oil prices. So there are a lot of things to try to game out here about how this is going to work because there is some spare capacity in the world oil production system. Some of it's in the United States. Some of it is in Saudi Arabia, some of its United Arab Emirates. So President Biden instead of talking to the American oil industrial and saying, hey guys, I made some mistakes. Let's sit down and see what you can do to increase production. Instead he called Saudi Arabia who wouldn't take his call because they're angry about the cell up to in the Iran
Applying Supply & Demand to Our Domestic Oil Industry
"They're basic laws of supply and demand Some of you may have actually learned that in economics Laws of supply and demand reduce the supply while there's demand even flat demand the price goes up if you reduce the supply while there's increased demand The price goes up a whole lot more If you take American oil rigs or a significant percentage of them Out of the marketplace by regulation and by telling oil companies hey look we're moving to electricity So get the hell out of the way So they're not going to invest like they otherwise might Nobody is Because they look at the horizon and they look at what's coming And so they don't Perfect sense That's the way freedom works Using your noggin and making decisions But that also drives up the price of fuel If you're going to try and pressure Venezuela and Saudi Arabia and other countries to give us more oil that destroys your whole ideology Doesn't it Because it's no longer about carbon dioxide and climate change It's about who creates carbon dioxide and quote unquote climate change right So for this administration just to show you the full scale insanity This administration is turning to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela to create more quote unquote climate change through carbon dioxide But it dare not let our domestic producers do that Because this is part of the political movement that they have they've hooked on to
Why Are We Not Investing in Nuclear Energy?
"Struck at how many times we just simply say, you know, go out and drill drill baby drill, do those things. And I understand that. But also from a perspective of overall energy growth, we do see a growth in our electric vehicles. We do see a growth in hybrids. We do see a growth in things that are considered green energy. Now, we're not going to get into the fact of the batteries and some of the other stuff that go into that are very corrosive to the environment. That's a whole different issue. And the fact that the electricity that you get to actually power those vehicles are still coming in the United States predominantly from gas and oil. From the gas companies and also still to a limited extent coal. That's how you get most of you all. So my question is, why don't we have if the Biden administration is so adept at wanting to solve both is you invest in our oil and gas, you let them the market take care of what's going to happen is they go out and fulfill their leases. They import that we have our domestic production coming up while we still import from folks like Canada and Mexico decreasing our dependence on folks like Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela, which we're begging for more all from now. At the same time, open up our nuclear possibility. Right now, France, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, all get a predominance of their electricity from nuclear. The ones in Europe who don't are the ones who are struggling right now with the fact that the Nordstrom pipeline, the Nordstrom two pipeline going into Germany, you know, the places where they depend upon that resource that energy resource from Russia. But we see so much of Europe that is a predominance of their energy from nuclear and it could be ramped up, even in Europe. Our nuclear program is basically dead in the water. Georgia has the first nuclear facility going online and I believe it's over 30 something years. There was one ready for South Carolina and it seems to be going nowhere now. Why are we not investing in nuclear energy? If you look at it from a long-term perspective, again, it provides a stable, clean energy resource, and for the concerns about nuclear, there are, again, every day they work, they are safety mechanisms built in. Is there a possibility of problems in energy? Any of our energy? Yes. But this is something I believe that needs to be invested in. So number one,
Coach K returns, No. 9 Duke rolls past Florida State 88-70
"Ninth ranked Duke avenge last month's one point loss to Florida state by dropping the Seminoles eighty eight seventy retiring hall of fame coach Mike she chef ski was back after missing the second half of the blue devils previous game because he wasn't feeling well that day off on Wednesday Saudi Arabia to see basically exactly exhaustion you know here and nothing else freshman Paulo Barquero scored seventy points and backup forward Joey Baker scored twelve on four three pointers all in the first half Duke shot fifty two percent to close the first half on the twelve to run to take control freshman guard Matthew Cleveland scored sixteen points to lead the Seminoles I'm Dave Ferrie
U.S. Helps Intercept Houthi Ballistic Missiles by Iran Aimed Toward UAE
"The Iranians are now firing missiles into the UAE which is United States ally To tiny monarchy it's actually one of the freest countries in the Middle East And has built a remarkable relationship with the State of Israel as well as its gulf neighbors We had intervened there Yesterday to help protect that country from some of the missiles But some of them have landed They've also unleashed the hutus who you've probably never heard of before Which for another militia operation a bunch of gorillas had had the backing of the Iranians That had created incredible human suffering in Yemen Yemen witches on the border with Saudi Arabia Jordan these other monarchies Israel Egypt Morocco and others are well aware of what's taking place now in the Middle
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"arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"Could even dream of having. The sailing back home from Charleston houseman, how typical is all of this? Everything we've talked about today of the way, Gulf states used the media as a former soft power as Jim was saying. Well, as we're talking about the golf, I think we should broaden the scope, but this is not unique to Saudi Arabia. Qatar, the UAE are equally involved in investing and using the media and trying to project self power. A lot of money. They do. They do, indeed, and part of the reason behind the multiyear rift between Saudi Arabia and the UAE Qatar and Bahrain was Qatar's Al Jazeera. A media station, which was seen as an extension of the Qatari government. It didn't provide accurate or honest reporting on regional issues was not a reflective of regional trends in realities and one of the demands issued against Qatar in the 27 rift was that Al Jazeera be shut down. And so it's important to see how that sort of coverage of regional issues. And of neighboring GCC countries will change if at all, once now that the rift has been resolved as of January of this year. And so this is very much tied to deeper dynamics of regional competition where you have these small countries, particularly the UAE and Qatar trying to Project Power. Through sports, through investments in the media, through their own stations and channels, they're buying football teams. And it's directed to politics back home, regional tensions. And again, of course, to improve their image in Western countries. San and buckle, thank you. Thank you so much. You know, that's us talking about golf state franchises of British brands, but, you know, let's now turn to a massive U.S. brand that has arrived on British British shores and if that's not a massive handbrake turn, I don't know what is..
"arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"Service was offering the sports offering that be in sports was offering was complete in the Premier League. And beans windowed this. They realized that the kind of they did some digging themselves as well as the Premier League. And they discovered that the signal that was being used to add these games originated not from a Colombian and Cuban consulting which is what the Saudis were claiming, but from Saudi Arabia, from a company called Arabs, which is majority owned by who, the Saudi government. And then what happened after that, the qataris, they then took this case to the World Trade Organization for not to kind of get to the bottom of why this is happening. And he took Saudi Arabia to the WTO arbitration process. And the WTO then ruled in favor of Saudi Arabia. So not so it's not Saudi Arabia or Qatar. And accused Saudi Arabia of essentially not charging and prosecuting the people behind Q and this was a big deal for the Premier League. This was why Newcastle, that stalled that takeover. There's a massive deal for its massive deal for the Premier League because beings contract. For example, is worth roughly 500 million pounds. And that's a lot of money for the Premier League. And when the kind of Newcastle deal became public, one of the first people to condemn it and also lobby the Premier League and the UK government against this deal was being sports. But then what also happened was in early 2000 2021, we saw Saudi Arabia and its blockade on Qatar. And as a result of that, what we also saw only last week was being sports was then allowed to air its games and its programming inside Saudi Arabia. Right. So there we go. I mean, we should point out as well in this tit for tat between or more than tit for tat between Qatar and Saudi Arabia point out that the Saudi Arabia's previously blocked the website of your title, the Middle East and I, because of what they say, your papers links to Qatar. Yeah. Jim will just got any thoughts on all of this? BN B out, Newcastle. I think with all of it, it's so hard to follow if you're not entwined in the regional politics. And it's very, very difficult. I spend so long on this and even I struggle with it. But basically, you end up with a story where the thing blocking a takeover of a Premier League club appears to be more about who's paying for the television rights than about the human rights in the country that's connected to the purchases. So, you know, we have a fit and proper persons test. But I think with all of this, it comes back to. There is no better place in the world to come to than the UK if you want to buy an institution to improve your reputation. And whether it's football club or a media outlet, that's what we come back to..
"arabia" Discussed on The Media Show
"Which involves western media companies entertainment companies, and they appear to have turned the page. I'm from chatham House. Good point to bring you in. Are you surprised there isn't more pushback over what happened with Cassidy? I think that there was this two year lull where MBS and the kingdom receded. They tried to take a back seat, not be so public. And work on domestic issues. So that's what we have been witnessing over this two year period. And with the sale of Newcastle, I think this is a sort of signal that people are willing to turn the page. And as Vivian described with so many companies, still looking for markets, western companies have not been very successful or able to push back on human rights issues. Which in the kingdom, of course, go beyond the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi. And also, you know, worthwhile, elevating and mentioning that activists and women and journalists are detained also in the kingdom. But the market is a hugely appealing. There's a very young population that is looking to benefit from the social liberalization that was granted by Mohammed bin Salman. And so there is a domestic dynamic here to the sports wash shape or media washing that is taking place. And the soft power projection is very much tied to domestic drivers of reform in the kingdom. And of course, it has broader regional and international implications as well. Larry, let me bring you in because Salam mentioned the football that is has been the big story this past week. The Saudi led consortium, buying into Newcastle for United football club. Everybody from the Middle East and I because in all the excitable coverage about these new owners in football, there's actually been much less about something we've obviously noticed on the media show, because with the media show, which is, you know, in the end, this is really a media story in a sense. Tell us what are being and how that will plays into this. So Sabine sports is the katari back sports broadcaster that's got the commercial rights to air Premier League games and sporting events from around the world. For the Middle East and also a lot of the global south, for example, Indonesia is a big market for being sports. And what happened was, in 2017, when there was an air sea and land blockade imposed on Qatar, which owns being sports. We're also and this was imposed by Saudi Arabia. We're also in sports was then banned inside Saudi Arabia. Within a few weeks later, what you'd also see emerging is a new website could be our Q and this was being promoted by senior royal advisers on Twitter like Turkey and Sheik who's in charge of the whole kind of entertainment revamping in saddle, and also saddle katani, who has been his accused of helping orchestrate the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, mentioned earlier. And this.
"arabia" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"This charity where do you get all your money from the saudi royal family and then they're dispersing it as they see fit where you're getting money off from the ambassador's wife who how are you in the united states student visa even though i don't go to class it's like a very like there's like a buffer there's always a buffer like plausible deniability but this is more and more becoming like as more documents release in these. This latest round of releases. Was the sixteen page document released. Just you know right before the twentieth anniversary by joe biden against heavily redacted. But they're letting things start to trickle out the. Yeah maybe saudi arabia was on some level behind it. Maybe the kingdom no but people in his family certainly did. And that's been speculated since the beginning obviously like majority of them were from there. Yeah but but it was always denied because now it's like being released from the heart you're in it's taking taking these families a long time to get here like i said. They initially tried to the they were going to sue the saudi royal government and take them to court where they would be subject to discovery. And there're some law on the books as hey like we. Actually there's some. I can't remember the name law but you're just basically not allowed to sue governments k. So then there are well fuck that so. They went through this long process decade of trying to get the laci so they had to lobby to go to congress and called their cars. Raise money to all these things. They finally get the law changed. They bring it to obama's desk. Obama vetoes saying. Hey we don't want to go down this path. Saudi arabia saudi arabia's out there saying like we have seven hundred fifty billion dollars in holdings in the united states in different investments and holdings and that. We're going to pull all that out so we don't have that sees which would be a significant Impact on our economy in these different businesses..
"arabia" Discussed on Stand Up
"I was excited. You say it again. American and then i had the most surreal conversation i ever had with the person he looks at me and he says i want to thank you for everything i want to invite you and your friends to come to my palace so that i may entertain you look. Are you freaking kidding me. I am not getting invited to a palace by prince. Oh my god up until this point my only experience with royalty was a burger king drive through all of a sudden one of those. Suv's pulls up and a guy jumps out in a suit. And i guess. His favorite word was pleased. Because that's all he said. Please please please please please please. Are you kidding me. There's a man in a suit trying to give me in the back of a lincoln navigator and there's a prince invited was palace. I'm not gonna lie. I felt like a hot chick. God let her. We get to the front of his palace. You guys. i'm not gonna let it didn't look like a palace. The walls are really high. There's bob wire around the entire property. And there's two guys in the front with machine-guns. I'm looking at this and i'm like this doesn't look and i started thinking what up on some messed up. Episode of middle eastern punt bala as you put the prison and your fortune elite. The doors opened up and we drive in and then they closed and when we got outside you guys. What we saw was amazing outside. Desert inside palm trees. Bushes shrubs a pond and he had exotic pets. I know exotic pets over there. He's a frequent. Bala constrictor are you kidding me. Snakes monkeys zebras tiger. Oh my god that makes me kung fu panda started thinking what if he decides to keep me. It sounds messed up but let me explain as an american you cannot just purchase an airline tickets go to saudi arabia. You have to be invited by a person of power. When i left detroit to go over there. I had to fill out a form that says i understand that i'm going to saudi arabia and should something happen to me. One of those things on the list being kidnapping conveniently right above death. America is not responsible. The prince could have actually your mind two weeks later now. He's showing someone else around. It is my snake at ziba at this my mexican mcivor. You said some little boxes but it never happened. And we're walking around and actually pulled him aside for a second. I said listen. I gotta tell you something. Will you tell me. I need to apologize. What did you do. I didn't do anything. I just want to apologize for coming here with the wrong mentality. I says unfortunately. I bought the just you know because it is the middle east you guys. We're going to be rude and everybody's been nothing but nice. I know. I didn't think you guys we're going to speak english so well and understand you know so many references and you guys get everything i know. But you guys we're going to throw rocks but you're funny. Never mind what are three. So we're walking and he's showing me this and that and we're just kind of like looking around. I thought it was great. And then i saw something that freaked me out. We're walking in the direction of a giant cage. And when i saw the cage i stopped. What's the cage. Look great fly. Walk over towards the cage and look inside and i notice that there's birds in there okay. Cool it's a birdcage. And he got all birds. Those are falcons okay. Well you have a lot of falcons or use a falcons for hunting. You hunt falcons. No no no no. Each falcon is very expensive. One hundred thousand. us dollars. They are trained. We go out and shoot a little animal and we send a falcon three. Would you like to see on a little dogs. Before i know it here comes the other guy leaf and he goes inside the cage and he puts on this leather glove comes up to his elbow and he starts getting one of the falcons. I'm watching them. Do this and i noticed. All the falcons are on these purchase about this high. And there's about fifteen in a row and they all have hoods covering their eyes. And i asked them why do they have hoods of their is met. They look like little hostages shit. I'm sorry i meant no disrespect by that man seriously i. It was a slip and he was cool. I ended up middle east test. The so the other guy comes out. And he's got to go with him and he's got a glove and he hands me the glove and put it on any transfers his falcon arm and all of a sudden. He starts doing snapping things. And he's basically showing me. That the falcons trained and i thought that was great though. We're going to kill something. No but we're just playing with the falcon. And i started getting excited and the more excited i got the more. The prince started showing his age because then he got excited. Like this is great these great. This is so cool. So here's a look you to have somebody falcons. I am so lucky. Would you like falcon so matter-of-fact like would you like to cook eat. Would you like a falcon same way. Are you kidding me. Don't give me a falcon that can retrieve things shoe. You'd think i'm lazy. Hell no don't give me a. I wouldn't even leave the house. I'd be at the front door doughnuts. Who the hell is gonna watch my falcon. When i'm appear performing. I can't leave it with my buddy. Deane in the back you know he would abuse take to some nightclub trying to hook up every the red head stopped you. It was better because you can..
"arabia" Discussed on Blind History
"arabia" Discussed on Blind History
"The they formed a great partnership and faisal was was a very interesting man. I mean in some ways he was he was that prototypical stereotypical arab prince. Who was you know. Violent and temperamental and difficult to understand but he was also a tremendously thoughtful. Man was well read and understood instinctively military strategy and. I think that probably worked in lawrence's favor because from then on as you rightly pointed out the two of them had an incredibly successful campaign. I think the highlight of which was the the siege of akaba which a port on the. I think on the red sea which is in that triangle between sinai and the arabian peninsula very important strategic poets as well because equitas one of the most important entries into the red sea. And i think that this this raid this siege was immortalized in the movie by lawrence of arabia on his camel rushing down into akwa by and seizing it but there was an interesting story that he in order to get the arabs to stop just skirmishing on the outskirts of the battle. He actually told the leader of one of the tribes. Are you people. Hit to work or you just hit a watch chief. This shake decided. Screw you and he. He rounded up his men and before lawrence knew what was going on. They were hitting down into the valley to meet the ottomans. This is without any not one single battlefield training so lawrence a you had no training in terms of going to war because he was sitting in an office as you said in the beginning with In kara and he had auchan logical background and he'd obviously surveyed the region. So he's he's big strength. Was he knew the dizet backwards and he could speak the language so he was. He was brilliant linguist and archeologist for that matter but what came out in the in in is he started. Getting involved in the war was yes. He was adventurous differently adventurous but he was a genius. Tactician and a lot of people don't necessarily know that he was very technical and distinctive leader. I think in one of his first battles one of the leaders of the got to with another one of his sub lieutenants and he had to sort it out and what he did was the leader at that time killed of individual and so lawrence tech control and he ended up actually killing the person that started it and felt that that was the fairest thing to do. Say now think in the end what they said about him. Even winston churchill said that anyone of us airways would've given their law forty lawrence. Well it's interesting if we can go back to equity for second because it wasn't all heroism and romanticism. When the main tribe had descended into the valley to meet the turks lawrence took to his camel and he was writing down at great speed as you know is portrayed so beautifully in the movie the thing they leave out of the movies that he shut his camel in the head by mistake on his way down. He was flung into the air and landed and was was knocked unconscious and actually didn't participate in the battle at all when he woke up he realized that they'd won but it was. Some is after the battle had already been concluded another. That's that's that's crazy. Not the most sterling performance by him during the battle and another interesting thing about bringing the arab tribes together because really they weren't a distinct nation at that stage. He gathered the mole in the desert. Night will have their bedouin tents and after a couple of weeks of all of them discussing the various options and how they should you know amalgamated. Which chief would be the chief of all the chiefs and all the rest of it. He noticed that what had started off as twelve distinct fires around which people set eventually became three and his goal was eventually to make that one so that all the men were sitting around the same fire and then he knew he was he was in a position to suggest that they could be a nation and of course the saddest thing about this is that the british and the french betrayed them with the sykes pico deal which was all the way over in europe and this. This was really humiliating to him. Because he'd promised faisal. And all the other arabs that this was going to be that johnson independence and they were betrayed by the colonial powers. And you know that they knew that they were to portray so that just said what was needed at the tom to pull them together but lawrence really believed in him getting an independence and after his death. Fazl did in the end become king. A nice bradley became king of jordan for many many years so that did ultimately come out of such but under french and british rule. You know that there are so many things about this in a way. Perfect for movies and you can see why they've they've made this movie but there was the story of how he had to cross the desert after capturing quebec and he had to do it himself. There were no telephone lines. were no telegrams. And if he didn't go himself they wouldn't have believed that any of the stories are true if he'd sent an emissary and he went all the way from quebec across the most difficult parts of the sinai desert back to cairo to tell the british in cairo that this is what had happened and obviously he he then made significant in roads and they gave him armored tanks and all the rest of it and he was eventually able to take a lot more of the territory over four. These newly independent arabs also. He thought and he was dressed in their clothes. You know he used to wear silk arab traditional dress and this was most unlikely for an english soldier as you say he spoke arabic very very well and really got into the lives of these people in fact such so that there are soldiers in iraq and afghanistan and soldiers who have posted in jordan and saudi arabia. That are american. The read lawrence of arabia's original writing in order to to determine for themselves the best course of action to make peaceful meaningful and deliberate alliances with the people of that region so even now his work is useful in the in the us military and is prescribed reading in fact that was definitely the case with afghanistan and the wars in iraq etcetera. There was a lot that they're looked into that. Because what happened was he actually said that. One of the reasons why. The watt flying airplanes was. it was cool Closed way but also because then the ebbs could speak to. You know what he's character was about so that was definitely fundamental to him actually being part of them and he really felt he was part of them for those three or four years. Now the end of his life wasn't as glorious as the this part that we've just discussed and i think it's worth mentioning the way that he died and perhaps some of the aspects of his personal life which people might not know. You know how he died. He was killed in a motorcycle accident. Right i said he loved motorcycles and lixion seven. Different brow shapiro. I think they're cool that nf pronouncing That brand deb. The rolls royces of motorcycles and he may the thirteen th e. He was riding the motorcycle. Nineteen thirty five and speeding through the english countryside and he came across two boys on bicycles. I he swift miss them and he hit his head on the s fault. Any any dots excise lighters. So that's basically that's a sad end but prior to that. He was very reclusive if we can look at him. As an individual he would be brilliant and brave boisterous aggressive during the war but he could also be very private and reclusive and even hidden so.
"arabia" Discussed on Blind History
"Blind history where into season four. And i didn't even know how many episodes but i'm i've gone down the rabbit hole and so many of these and this person today is one of those people i knew absolutely nothing about except the movie and now i find myself reading stories about central asia and about arabia that i never thought i'd be interested in his name. Is t e lawrence. He is better known as lawrence of arabia and thanks to anthony metre my co host. Who is also the md of taylor. Blinds and shutters. Who are probably the people bring you. These fantastic history podcasts if we do say saw selves antony told me we've got to do an episode on this guy so it's thanks to you that i'm interested in what his life meant. And what his relevance in the modern era but also these incredible romantic stories of what happened in the arabian desert. You know must one hundred years ago. The quite something. It's extraordinary. so and what got you interested in thomas. Edward laurance saw the movie allocated extremely successful movie. I think it had quite a few oscars and it was a great story and they're not You know looked into it and much more. Actually laugh is more interesting than they have the movie to be honest. And just like you like you said that. Just more and more into it and it's really great figure. Well let's give you the quick executive summary on lawrence of arabia. And then you can. You can listen to some of the stories that anti i've discovered about him. He was a british archaeologist and army officer a diplomat map maker and a writer he was well known for his role in the arab revolt from nineteen sixteen to eighteen and he took part in the campaign against the ottoman empire during the first world war. And really this guy was Quite an amazing human being. He was eventually cold lawrence of arabia. Famously and pictured featured rather in nineteen sixty two film called lawrence of arabia with peter to based on his wartime activities but he was actually born out of wedlock in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight to his mother who was a governess who ran away with his father and his father obviously abandoned his family for the governor says she must been quite a looker or maybe she had the personality that he would inherit but he had some brothers and the beginning of his life was kind of ignominious right. There wasn't a whole lot going on. Not really but in those days this was seriously tabu head did. Yeah chuck that epa close. I mean because he was a land earner it was family wealth any gave all of that app. Obviously for for the governess. Sarah good name was and she was squad. Strict maman disciplinarian. So maybe he was. Maybe the dad was scared of in some way so he had these brothers and all of them ended up going into war and fighting on the front. And i think he felt a little bit left out he was. I think the youngest and he did go to university. He studied at oxford and he was. I think inoculant first of all and then. He volunteered for the british army and was sent to the arab bureau which is where his story really begins. Because everything before then wasn't terribly remarkable that what went before implant big role in what happened afterwards because he was seen at school that picked up that he was some sort of child prodigy. I saw that at. The school was going to in oxford but he didn't lock the way traditional education was and so he did his thing. He left archaeology. The museum up the road sorted seem more more of him but the problem was at home he was different to two brothers. That were very religious. The mom was very religious. I think she was trying to claw back some of her respectable respectability correct. Because i mean she calls the break-up of a marriage she had five children that out of wedlock etcetera etcetera. So and he didn't. He wasn't interested in religion. Says she tried to beat it into him and i think that played a big role. Lot of strange behavior traits. That came out of this. There was a lot of guilt when he found out about his what his dad really did. And so all of these things. Pave the way but archaeology was his true love. And i think prior to him actually joining the army. He used to go on bicycle trips to europe to look at all the costs of the crusaders. And that's what he wrote his thesis on yeah. He was obsessed with medieval knights and particularly the crusades and he would actually go round two cathedrals and chapels and make broths rubbings of the the tombs of famous nights from history so when he eventually got the chance to go to the holy land it was it was a dream come true for him and i think that's high evolved in that span prior to the war breaking out. He spent quite a bit of time in the middle east also very much. Looking at the crusades way journey was and all of that and it just came to love the area. I read an interesting thing about how he went to the castle of the famous enormous colossal and palestine in the levant cold the cactus chevalier which is the enormous colossal. It was used during the crusades you know even at that stage and it still is a very dangerous place to go. Syria especially now is not exactly open for tourists and this guy was traveling around there and taking it all in as a real a real fan of history and someone who i think we would get along with but in the end he was craving some real action. You know he wasn't the sort of person to just sit around and and admire old buildings and live in his imagination. The life of a later he wanted to actually take part in battle himself and he couldn't find a better place than in the middle east. At that time. It was such a miss. The ottoman empire was more or less in control and the ottoman empire had an army which was largely stopped by amazon but they were trained by the germans and of course the ultimate empire was in a in an alliance with the germans in the first world war and while approaching i will and the rest of of the middle east was sort of governed by these tribes the arabs were very distinctly different from the turks and from the persians and they were also a lot of sort of scattered bedouin tribes which consider themselves to not belong to any nation at that stage and learns had this dream because he had enmeshed himself with the arab people at that stage had the stream of helping them to achieve their independence. Unfortunately for him it came at just the right time. Because as the first world war broke out the ultimate turks declared a fatwa against a jihad in fact against the the british and this allowed him to undermine the the the turkish ottoman empire by turning the arabs against them promising them some kind of freedom that was overall political story but their stories at gone underneath this which may be more fascinating. The british wanted to stir the pot and create this revolt and he really was instrumental in doing that and he started getting to know the leaders of a small group. In the beginning. There wasn't a lot of arabs. That were against turkish rule. There was a minority that causing uprisings but it grew and grew and grew as they gained success but gareth very much guerrilla style tactics so blowing up railway tracks not blowing up all the checks just blowing up. Specific areas will bring it up to the extent that looked fine but recalls massive damage. Y- as you say re guerrilla tactics we might even call it. Terrorism if we were the ottomans at the time and there was one distinct line which ran from. I think from istanbul right down a spine into arabia and through medina which is obviously the place where the prophet muhammad is buried and this was a very important strategic line and the turks were caught completely unawares because what lawrence had done as he'd gone to meet a very important man in that part of the world sharif-hussain who was effectively the the bus the emea of mecca. Which is obviously another important holy site. And he had some sons alley abdulah and faizal and when lawrence mit faisal he reckoned. This is the guy who can help me lead a revolt against the ottomans and he classifies.
"arabia" Discussed on Brothers of the Serpent Podcast
"The Great African Rift. and that's this like anomalous enormous. Split that's that goes like one third around the Earth's circumference or whatever we talked about this in the. Earth in upheaval series Belakovsky goes through it and he just lists off every country that this rift goes through. It's thousands of miles long but then right up there at the northern point of that rift where where the the Red Sea, which has the rift right down the middle of it meets the Gulf of Akaka. Aqaba, Haka it turns into that Trans Transverse are transformed fault or whatever he was calling in. And all. In that Gulf right on the one side, the the the western side of it is where the fault is so that Gulf and then when you go further up north following that fault line the dead seas up there in another set of holes caused by that fault shift and that whole plate with Saudi Arabia and Lebanon Earth is rotating. Right. So you have known. I have known massive concentrations of hydrocarbons beneath the ground there the ground is very porous in a lot of places, its sand and sandstone and and sediments right now he said in other cases, there are pockets where it's trapped underneath volcanic stuff. And and shale but. There's plenty of places where the gas has just come out of the ground but because you have these faulting systems there. And then you look at the story. And yeah the geological explanation was really interesting like all you need is a like a some kind of major slippage of that. All the water pulls away out of the Gulf and suddenly you've got dry land in areas where there never was before and then it's GonNa come rolling back as Nami..
"arabia" Discussed on Science Magazine Podcast
"Now, we , have contributing correspondent and gibbons. . She wrote this week about the likely earliest human footprints on the Arabian Peninsula high an hi Sarah how old or how early are these footprints but that's a good question. . They threw a whole package of dating methods at them and came up with in the Ballpark of twenty, , one, , thousand, , two, , hundred, and , ten, , thousand years old. . Now the dates are not absolute. . There's some questions about them, , but that's a pretty good ballpark. . How does this age compare to previous hints or clues that humans modern humans early modern humans were on the Arabian Peninsula. . Here's the. . We know that early hominids members of human family have been migrating out of Africa for two million years because we find fossils of our ancestors in the public of Georgia we find them in. . Asia. . We find them in Eurasia place, , but we don't know how they got out and the most logical route is they had to walk through Rabia because they couldn't fly. . They couldn't paddleboats a at that point the one landmass in the way between Africa where humans arose originally, , our ancestors arose and Eurasia is through Arabia. . So we know they had to go through there, , but there's a huge gap there are. No . tools older than three hundred to five, , hundred, , thousand years, , and what is there is not definitive. . The only fossil have a member of the human family from Arabia is a finger bone that is about eighty eight, , thousand years old. . So the mystery is, , where's the evidence of members of the human family marching through Arabia, , and then the second part of that is modern humans specifically, , our ancestors Homo sapiens arose probably in Africa, , because we see fossils in the ballpark of one, , hundred, , eight, , thousand, , three, , hundred, , thousand years of Proto early Homo, , sapiens arising and Africa, , and then we find more of these sort. Of . Early Homo Sapiens in Greece dating possibly back to as early as two hundred and ten thousand. . So we know that they got out right now we're just trying to find evidence. . Is there something that going on in the Arabian Peninsula that either people didn't want to hang out there for very long or that erased a lot of evidence. . Reagan. . Peninsula, , has covered with desert's it's very dry today the food desert where they found these fossils is parched arid but there were periods in the past where the planet was cooler and wetter, , and during those times hundred, , twenty, five, , , thousand years ago it was. . One of them, , it was green radio was covered with tens of thousands of lakes. . They were grasslands between them. . If you think about these early human ancestors, , it's not a separate continent or a separate place for them to go to its Afro Arabia, , right? ? Yeah. . So it's an extension of Africa if the client is good and they're following large game, , how were they able to find these footprints? ? This is a very large area and it's a few remnants of human passing through. . Yes. . So this team will have by Michael, , Leah and it's an international team of Saudi Arabians in a number of people on. . Has Been doing a search of scouring the deserts of. . Arabia. . For the last decade, , they start with satellite imagery which helps them see parched ancient lake beds which have sort of characteristic white halio souls often these ancient sediments that stand out in the satellites and then go down to ground truth what they see on the satellites, , an airplane shots they go in on foot in jeeps, , and in this case they saw this ancient. . Lake better rolling out as white sediment. . It had just been recently exposed by Rosen and they found the footprints of the animals which was amazing <hes>, , and as I looked closer to one hundreds of footprints, , it was four hundred mostly animals but they did identify a small number. . It was seven that seemed to be human footprints. . So they knew right away they were very excited about that that this was something that was important how Can you tell that they're human footprints and not some other upright walking relative? ? There's not a whole science of studying human footprints ever since the first ones are found in la totally in Tanzania and Kenya there've been a number of footprints that have been studied people use three D morphometric <unk> dimensional analysis with computational imaging or can really look at the depth and they could model how much weight would have been needed to make. . That footprint, , the length of the foot, , the stride between the steps, , and then they've done studies living people in their footprints in Africa to sort of test out those ideas and Lo, , and behold when they do that to these footprints, , they seem to come up with somebody kind of humor that was taller and maybe a little lighter weight more like a modern human of Homo sapiens and say an Andrew Tall so based on that. . They say, , Oh, , these probably were made by Homo sapiens although we cannot rule out that nanotubes might have been there to is there anything else can tell about these people by looking at these marks I think if they get more, , they can start to tell about their social structure footprint studies in Africa. . I've got quite complicated where you could see the direction that they're going in the payson different members of social groups you can. . To see what they are the packs of humans look like you know, , what size are they how many are in these groups? ? What are they doing a lot of the way in this case, , they're not spending a lotta time. . They're just sort of walking through. . This is a bantering group. . What is really really cool. . Though is that footprint site these are a snapshot of a single moment in time a single day most of the. . Time when you have an archaeological site in a layer soil that you get the fossils of the tools and the dates, , all that took place. . This fan is usually hundreds of thousands, , tens of thousands of years. . So if you find an animal bone near a prominent human early Human Boehner tool, , you don't necessarily know fear there at the same time as parch with footprints like these these were lay down in the same day maybe. . A couple of days and they dried out and then got caught up in preserved. . So we know they were all there at the same time. . So you get this really cool day in the life look at the and of the animals they were with, , which is really cool in this case and lots of animals. . Yes. . Almost four hundred footprints of animals including very interesting. . A wild asses which I don't think we're carrying burdens but. . That's kind of neat and they were elephants and the thing that's interesting about the elephants as their popular disappeared for the Middle East, , just in Africa. . Thanks for three hundred years ago and here they are in hundred twenty, , thousand in Arabia and the camps they also Campbell's it's kind of interesting that such large animals with Aaron. . It begs the question were these humans following them where they attracted them. . Going back to the, , we talked about it being about one, hundred, , , twenty, , thousand years old. . There's some question about the date but if that were cracked, is , there anything particularly Gordon about this time human history about what we know about migrations that we could link these prince two? ? Yes. . So what is really interesting is that genetic evidence says that everybody outside of Africa. . Came from migrations that happened in the last fifty to eighty thousand years. . So this state predates that we happen to know that early Homo Sapiens were in the Middle East pretty quickly after this or at the same time they're fossils in caves. . At school and cough so that our early sort of product Homo sapiens. . So we know humans are at sorta suggests that because we don't have DNA that dates back this early these were failed migrations. . These were members of the human family that went out they weren't shelled migrations for them they lived, , but they did not contribute to the gene pool of letting people today that's one hypothesis but it also shows that there's more complex story of groups of humans migrating out of Africa constantly whenever the weather excitement is right that it's three to nothing that they can get water follow animals to meet and trek. . Africa. . They can cross the desert. . It looks like humans were doing that whenever they could and so how do they contribute tour ancestry today a really interesting question and how many different kinds of hominids out there. . Thank you so much an thank you. . Sir, ,
"arabia" Discussed on DV Radio
"And welcome back to the Marquis dirty thirty here on d radio dot net w Dvr yes me again Mark Davis so I want to discuss to you what would Iran due for an all out war doc quote unquote so Iran they recently purchased a a a whole mess slow of Scud B missiles to the a short-range ballistic missiles from Liberian government. do the Soviet army dash seventeen so they can shoot a Lotta missiles a hell of a lot of missiles. They got the chah-i-ab the shooting star Dash one which is based on the Scud B and and it's a nuclear threat type of long range missile liquid-fuel and it can hold about two thousand pounds of explosives so you know what a missile that can travel up to one hundred eighty six miles yeah. Iran can do some damage them to. I guess Afghanistan I mean one hundred and eighty six miles. Is that really gonNA reach the United States no so they have a No Dong missile as well which is called the heap three while which is the variant of North Korea's. There's no wrong one and this one can hit desire to hit the US oh no it can hit the US base in Korea so they they can do some damage what missiles it'd be a lot of missiles that issue a hell of a lot of missiles that issue so. Delo the threat to us here in the United States now not really but you know thinking of the troops you know think of the guy that's in Iraq and Afghanistan you know the ones wanted are in Japan the ones that are in Korea you know this'll be a whole regional type of war similar to what we have now in Iraq and Afghanistan where they're just like country type of we're but Arabia regional war you have Saudi Arabia and the war you would Jerusalem Israel. Yes they will definitely being a war and you have some African countries. Maybe e Egypt Syria series on Najib Africa but you know what I'm saying you know you have those those countries in this war's well so an all out war for would be an all out war in that region now this could get nasty of say Russia to the side and this Iran and Russia would try to attack the United States mainland staying with China. You know it's like this little biddy. Incident could cause a whole world war three for no reason because of Little Guy Syndrome. That's exactly kind of what it is. Iran wants to be the big dog in the region but they're not they're not and they want to be so bad but who cares about Iran. I mean let's be real here. Iran wants to be on on the world stage so bad that they are just randomly attacking Saudi Arabia for for no reason doesn't make sense it makes no sense at all makes no sense at all but to them it does to dim. It seems as though like they are now bolstering themselves. They're posturing for position. You know and it's like why why are you even doing this. full for what reason the secretive that you continue to try to make the world your little and you can't do it. You don't have the infrastructure structure you do not have the capabilities you do not have the technology is just ridiculous that you even think for a second that you have the manpower weaponry and technology to even face the United States yes you may have come up with a nuclear weapon will be Du Ooh DA. We have a nuke that could pretty much wipe out the entire region. Would one drop as leader of a country. That's the first thing we we think about my people okay. Let's figure out a way so that my people don't feel the devastating effects of what the enemy may do to us another article. I was reading says that the Iranians may have set drop over dime or phone. Call may just start at randomly the attacking buildings or shooting up you know stores or they may have bombs placed somewhere to blow up at the same as simultaneously really no no. I mean we see it in movies. All the time like you know look at face off only beginning of the movie he's planning a bomb out of the hospital and and then you know he it takes them on a chase faceoff. Fix My wife's favorite movies for some reason. I have no idea why she thinks Nicholas cage is a good actor but that's for one of the show we can talk about that all day because Nicholas Cage is not a good actor if you grew any comment in the section below if you don't agree with me comment in the section below hello all right Nicholas Cage. Oh my God only movie was as good as national treasure eight Nicholas Cage over active okay I digress. Iran is a threat but it's not a threat that is so serious that we need to stop focusing on American issues things that are pressing here in America we we shouldn't stop focusing on them because Iran wants to be Dick's in the region. I said it I went there. It looks like North Korea. We shouldn't stop doing doing because North Korea says oh now we have nukes and everybody claps in Kim John Van or whatever he is whatever his name is. He decided that all now. Let's kill my uncle. You know God I don't I don't I I watch a lot of fascinating documentaries on dictators haters over the years. You know Idi Amin hitler-stalin Mao Zedong Kim Jong Son. You know people like that. I watch a lot out of documentaries on it because I like to learn about the facet of that type of person I what drives you to become become such a face for evil. You know like if you if you look up the history of Joseph Stalin okay he had good intentions coming up through the ranks but his political ideology was just warped you know look at my house. Adang same thing coming up through the ranks to become the sole leader of China at the time a become the sole supreme leader of China. You know during that time he he he had great ideas that just didn't come into practice. They weren't practical you know and that's what happens opens with a lot of these dictators they they they are so you know they have such a great brass persona that they can it just changed the minds of the entire continent or country or wherever they are to follow behind him and then when they get to that level they stall they don't know what to do to make the country better you know look at. Hitler Hitler thought taking over the entire European peninsula that it would be wondrous for his people but instead it turned out to be a bad thing you know dragging Agan Italy into his war dragon Japan into his wars turned out to be a terrible thing for those countries because he lost sight of let me just be the old my country to the best that I can so that future generations can live prosperous without homelessness without poverty and like I said in the first segment contribute to the entire planet. It's warped ideologies based on religion or opinion. Whichever one you want to say you know that transforms a country into something that it should not be I was watching a show on. I think it was showtime of Senator. Whatever and it was based on if the Germans if the axis powers had one world war two what the world would be like in America was split in Hab between German side and Japanese hot as a very fascinating alternative history show you know making up stuff as they go but it's very fascinating to see even if you watch the shows like the handmaiden sailed how a you know religious cult took over the United States you know and transformed it into something and that just is Asinine. You know looking at stuff I even newest fictitious not real it gives you a good study on the human mind and how to human humans turn themselves into idiots now say it like that how humans turned themselves into idiots if you have anything to add man you can always email the show at marquee dot. Davis one at G..
"arabia" Discussed on DV Radio
"They may not have running water but it may have have a a a a pool of water that they can then use technology to clean filter and drink someone in Iran or someone in North Korea Korea may have the same idea or better idea but they can't get it out because we have idiots that are dictators and these countries who can't see the world for what the world is. We're not just nations of one people okay. We are world of a lot of people yes. I'm an isolationist. I believe that we should focus on America first but when we have that opportunity to make something that can affect the entire world and change it for the better we should I use it. That is my position. You know let's be reasonable here people. Let's be reasonable here right now. Iran is thinking about now themselves which could then turn into a global catastrophe because they do something stupid. We're going to destroy him. Bottom line bottom line. WHO's GONNA COME TO THEIR AID Russia. Maybe not North Korea will kill him to China. China hasn't been a global power until just recently all right. China was to the stomping ground for the British and the Russians and whoever else wanted to just come in and take it over and do whatever they wanted to do that was to stop and go to China and do whatever the hell you WanNa do all right. I know China is the second order probably the number one world old economy now whatever but still we as Americans have a gift that many in the world want some of us. Take that gift for granted. Let me say that again us here in America. We were giving giving a gift. We were given that gift of freedom of the right to choose what we want to do the right to say what we want to say the right to practice what religion we want to practice to right to marry who we want to marry the right to have sex with who we want to have sex with when they're of age okay all you pedal vows out there is when they're of age. Let's get that straight here but in in other countries you don't have that right. You don't have it you know and then when you look at the immigration stands and how we are turning people away that are coming here from countries that are civil civil war. I'm okay with that. Okay and let me tell you why I'm okay with that because first and foremost what our politicians should be doing is vetting these people okay. We don't know WHO's coming in and out of the country if we're just allowing everyone to come in and if we allow everyone to come into the country then we can have another nine eleven happened right under our nose. You know a major attack if we don't know who's coming in and out and in the next segment I wanNA talk about how Iran could wage total the war against the United States and our allies if it ever came to that but right now I just let's. Let's just you know reset here because when we allow people into the country that we do not know who's in here crazy stuff could potentially happen so you know I know we've been seeing images of the camps and the stuff that's going on down at the border but in the end is for degraded good. I mean I I hate to say it that way but in the end Gal it is for the greater good because when you like I said before allow just any one to just come into the country then they can do what they want to do. In that right there would be a travesty. Let's look at other countries around the world. let's look at Iran Iran for instance you know I'm I'm pretty sure people can't just come walking in and out of that country no and why because they are afraid that somebody might infiltrate Drayton attacking nine. That's the truth you know and US here in America. We've been through that in two thousand and one and we should understand. You're I understand that yeah. They came here. Fake visas and you know all this other stuff and but still we can't allow it to happen again now with the Iran and Saudi Arabia issue. We need to focus on how we can stop an all out war from occurring whether it be diplomatically a whether just be like we did Iraq and you start bombing the hell out of them because then they won't be able to do an all out war we'll be the one doing the war uh-huh oh man all right so after this commercial break we're GonNa talk about how Iran could actually you know causing all a lot war and how they could fight us all read an interesting article. I'm reading some snippets from that as.
"arabia" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Saudi Arabia is the world's largest exporter of oil and it plays a central role in world energy markets that reality Elodie was laid bare after a tax on the weekend knocked out about half of the country's total output and intern about five percent of global oil supply that may not sound don't like a lot but it's led to big swings oil prices this week joining me now to talk more about investor reaction his Wall Street Journal reporter Amorth Ram Kumar. Mr We knew to brace volatility after the disruptions in production this weekend but what we see such big swings and oil prices when it's it's in regards to production in Saudi Arabia. The main reason is that in terms of millions of barrels. This is the largest attack ever and like you said Ed Saudi Arabia is the world's largest crude exporter and even though other producers like the US have the capacity to supply several million barrels a day of Oil Oil Saudi Arabia is the only one that has meaningful spare capacity. That's production that can quickly be turned on in emergency and it also exports several million only in barrels a day so while the US could be okay with its heavy supply and strategic reserves and other countries also have plenty of stockpiles. Asian countries does that count on Saudi Arabian crude and against some of these types of oil have different grads are very specific to meet the needs of refiners so there are all these complex layers to to this issue and that's why we saw one of the biggest moves ever for oil on Monday the so tell us a little bit more about that spare capacity because as you mentioned we have been reporting on booming. US Shale production but it's not an issue so much of who can step in but how quickly that's exactly right and you have to remember that the US still has limited export capacity and ASTO imports a ton of oil so it's a completely different ballgame so the US can produce more oil but getting it out to the rest of the world is a big challenge. That's why some people I think the biggest countries impacted would be the Asian countries that again count on Saudi Arabia that'd be China Japan Taiwan Korea and in some cases. They don't have great auctions to fill that void. Amer does that because of the proximity of Asian markets to Saudi Arabia. There are a couple of reasons. Asian markets might be more effected. There's the proximity proximity issue and also the issue again of specific types of crude so one of the attack that one of the issues with the taxes that they hit ABC kicked the world's largest processing assessing facility and that process is about eight percent of the world's oil and one analyst I spoke to said that was the mothership of the Saudi energy system so if they can't process process different types of crude and really get the grades that some of these countries need analysts say it could be really hard for those countries to replace it easily. So what are we expecting in the days ahead as Saudi Arabia fixes. The damage caused to these facilities. Are we expecting more volatility and what actually is the extent of the damage there yeah investors and really consumers at the pump might. WanNa buckle up for a prolonged period of volatility here because one of the issues is that no one really knows right now the extent of the damage in Saudi Arabia and how long the facilities will be affected and when their exports will be back to normal so there are a wide range of impacts here and again we also have US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela Waila Saudi Arabia was one of the country's stepped in to fill the void to make up for that lost her on in production so people expect big swings in both directions to continue on on Tuesday we saw prices fall about five percent a day after their rose fifteen percent on a Reuters report that production could return to normal more quickly than expected but some people expect these conflicting signals to play out for a while so it's going to be an interesting ride for sure Wall Street Journal reporter Amorth Ram Kumar joining us in our studios in New York Mark. Thank you so much. I'm ruth. Thanks for having the Federal Reserve Bank of New York took a rare step on Tuesday adding fifty three billion dollars into banking systems through repurchase agreements. It's what's known as the REPO market. Basically companies companies that have a lot of securities trade those in just for the short term to get their hands on quick cash. They agreed to repurchase the securities at a later date for a higher price. The difference is the repo rate and that rate unexpectedly spiked on Monday and again on Tuesday which is when the Fed stepped in here now to explain what it all means and why it matters is Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Krueger Daniel because this is such a rare move. Can you explain what conditions led the New York. Fed to take the step well normally in the repo market roughly a trillion dollars worth of transactions happen every day where people who. WANNA borrow cash US government securities typically as a collateral for borrowing money and what we've had recently is a lot more collateral than we've. I've had money available to borrow so the Fed stepped in and provided more money into the repo market allowing more lending to take place is the fact that the the New York Fed had to step in here raising concerns elsewhere. Could this be more widespread while it's raising concerns because the Fed has been doing things in the last couple of years that that have taken cash out of the economy they've reduced the size of their balance sheet and that has lowered the amount of reserves available for people in the Repo Market to Oh land made people think and that has contributed to some the cash shortage and then there have been a few things that happened in the last week that don't don't always happen in terms of quarterly tax payments that corporations had to make in terms of a rollover in Treasury securities where there were a lot out of bond purchases that needed to be settled that day which drained a lot of cash out of the economy and so there were some particular events that that were very taxing terms of the availability you've cash so Daniel. It's gets pretty complicated here. Why should the average person care about these changes. What's the practical effect on our everyday lives so one practical ethical implication that is actually positive for investors. If you have a money market account one of the bigger lenders in the repo market is the money market account industry and so they've been able to to lend money to people with securities as collateral at very attractive rates more troubling is that this gums up the financial works a little little bit when financial markets plumbing becomes an issue. That's never really a good thing because it makes it uncertain for big banks about how they can raise money to trade bonds for instance and and in this case where there has been a reduction in the amount of reserves available in the Repo Repo market. It's raised questions about just how much reserves banks have to participate in these activities. We know the Central Bank is holding its two day policy meeting meeting this week. Is there any implications for the choices. They might make well. It's unlikely that this will affect the Fed's decision whether or not to lower interest rates but the Fed is definitely concerned about three pro-market because the repo market does tend to trade in close proximity to where the Fed sets its funds sounds rate and if the repo market is trading at a vastly higher rate that raises questions about whether the Fed is properly setting rates and the the central bank relies on investors and bankers to to be confident that a news what it's doing so questions like that are never they're not good. Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Kerr bigger joining us in our studio in New York. Thanks so much Daniel thank you and the Fed announced late Tuesday that it would conduct another repo.
"arabia" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Saudi Arabia right there's always been a judge did you see the judge goes I'm sorry say that again support under a different name with his picture with this right Saudi Arabia is his region where the bone saw apologist live yeah also it that is been unstable some murderer ambulance apologists right there's famously been sex trafficking yes yes and then the girls over there gas and doing things like this do you think that might be where some of this money came from with a select passport tell you right I just this is all is Donald Trump basically Donald Trump Frank money laundering no no money when you're doing your bank like white it's a dubious sources with mailing other peta files is he got his money from from money laundering yeah so after his girl to Saudi Arabia's one missing next to call give my passport go in another country yeah yeah yeah no he's not a flight risk at all he has settled bunch of diamonds and cash and a passport don't know what's in the home with another name sure his house into a private prison for himself yeah no that papers on security you'll pay for the guards yeah we'll pay them off and then went up it is not how the other sex in place now Zorro ranch that he owns in New Mexico metal which is yeah if I look down we're playing the Congress should pass that shows a lot yep yeah okay home okay so he okay it's just he is going to be the entire class about projection one a one in psychology school story I think you just like you can't even get through the first few words that's fine for us to right yeah if Democrats twenty right night around the fall language and racist hatred this is president all countries and right so other people he rides with the foul language right yeah okay spewed from the melting actions of these very unpopular and representative Congress women it for what ails elected if you're all popular yeah okay it will be interesting to see how it plays out when will the radical left Congress women apologize to our country the people of Israel the looks of the office of the apologize to the office of the president which is currently inhabited by an illegitimate racist money laundering probably probably twice instead of allegedly okay or football language the views of the terrible things like that so many people are angry at them they're horrible and disgusting and no no yeah I have to I I need sometime like unlikely in my sorbet anytime did you call the communists no there is no that was all in the ground yeah to tweet as well they said that they were coming he's a communist because he's a communist sympathizer you may have one's puppet yeah what yeah this is an individual ones as well under the cookies my question is what yeah I don't okay so I don't even this but this is designed to distract and to make us as arches window what okay hello the pot for you online to says you're black I was at recess time sorry what okay Jodi yes not only you're awfully quiet are you enjoying my never ending or is it not up to its normal standard I'm a careful observer it's part of being away for a week you're like what she describes right before I left I don't want to poke the bear for fear that it might this about me the general manager because anyway it's not that well first of all Jody in Charlie phone sex today Tuesday joy Reid coming up in just a few minutes and as you know our momma nominated for the radio hall of fame and by the way thank you the twenty first blew up with people's is voting for mama yeah right yeah we've got it's a whole campaign we've got ads we've got yes Stephanie.
"arabia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"What's which to Iran as a layperson on this issue? I understand Saudi Arabia Iran to have quite an intense rivalry Saudi Arabia represents the Sunni side. Iran represents the Shia side. Again, put very simply can you talk about the rule of religious power in Tehran's foreign policy and also touch on that SUNY Shia rivalry. So Iran has certainly incorporated its own versions of religious outreach into its foreign policy. Not least of all, of course, back in the early nineteen eighties. When everyone was talking about the idea of Iran, exporting its Slavic revolution, not just elsewhere in the Middle East, but to other countries in the Muslim world now, they never really succeeded in that. And I think part of it is that the appeal of the very specific ideological model that the Slavic Republican Iran was based on this idea that clerics should have direct political. Troll actually was a very atypical notion within she islam- it self and certainly didn't have broad appeal among Sunni publics around the world. So I don't think that there was ever much of a prospect of them exporting the revolution. But what they did do quite effectively back then and continue to do today is to translate some of the historical symbols of she Islam, right, which is a sect in this lamb. Who's historically experience has been very much one dispossession and oppression right at the core of its identity. The idea of religious minority oppressed by in this case sort of Sunni majority, and so what they've managed to do in a variety of contexts including non Muslim countries during the Cold War. And today around the Middle East is to translate that kind of history of Shia oppression into a kind of broader political discourse of resistance against imperialism, more, generally. And so they've been able to kind of build certain kinds of affinities in various parts of the Middle East. But also places like sub Saharan Africa southeast Asia among communities that are concerned about the impact of US and Soviet and again today US kneel imperialism around the world in other countries where there are she minorities or in the case of countries like Barin and Iraq. She image Ortiz. They have very much tried to kind of wage themselves into the political demography of those situations and activate those she communities in ways that have caused many headaches for local governments. So in contrast to the Saudi approach to this. I think it's fair to say that Iran's strategy with respect religion has been multifaceted indirect and in many ways more sophisticated because I think they do a better job than the Saudis. He's in understanding the world view and sensibilities of the local audiences that they're trying to influence and in a sense. They have been forced to be more sophisticated in their approach. And this is where I don't think we can really look at Saudi use of religious power and Iran's uses as being equivalent because of the demographic imbalances. Peter alluded to if you're only ten to fifteen percent of the overall Muslim population. Then you have to be very careful to not be explicitly or overtly anti-sindhi because Sunnis are a big part of your audience, and you can't afford to Elliott them and actually in the early years after the running revolution in seventy nine. We see Sunita slimmest groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and interestingly enough Russia, the new she of Tunisia's NADA was a big fan of Komeini and Iranian revolution in the early eighties before people started realizing that it was pretty authoritarian..
"arabia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"And so it's very destructive in that account on the other end of the extreme are people who say, well, no, you know, it's just conservative religion. But it hasn't really had any significant impact. Neither of these two things is quite correct. And the specifics of it the reality of it is actually very under studied. So we wanted to kind of find a balance in this whole debate the other issue around this discussion is the fact that people tend to when they talk about Saudi Arabia, exporting hub ISM. They tend to treat Saudi Arabia's kind of a monolithic black box to understand what's going on. There. You have to open it up, and you immediately see that there are a range of different actors arrayed variously across the political landscape within. Saudi Arabia that are part and parcel of this activity. You need to understand the politics between them, and the fact that their motivations differ. So some of this is certainly the Saudi government. But some of it is also what we turn parastatal organizations like the Muslim world league and the world assembly Muslim, youth international organizations that are not official agencies of the Saudi government, but are either heavily if not fully funded by Saudi Arabia and to varying degrees steered by the Saudi authorities but separate from it. And there's also a whole range of smaller private charities in the kingdom that are able to operate with varying levels of top cover from the Saudi Royal family to do what they do. And so an understanding this phenomenon you have to understand a sort of complex set of political factors within the kingdom. That mean that what we see on the external side the projection of Saudi religious influence in the world is often a product of jocking position in politics. Within the kingdom as various groups inside Saudi Arabia vie with each other for influence in power appear. Let me ask you to even a little more deeper into the practicalities of how Saudi Arabia shirt, would usual. The soft power say on the ground. I've read about lobbyists schools in Indonesia, or maybe other countries of the world. Now, they are they run by an arm of the diplomatic presence in that country. Or are they private organization? Our local children going into these schools and learning the Saudi interpretation of Islam, and what's like, you talk in the paper about the interplay between the local culture, and their expression of Islam, and whatever it is that Saudi Arabia is teaching what does that look like on the ground? You know, it's all of the above and more, right? If you look around the world and the various countries where the different countries that have been on the receiving end of Saudi Arabia's influence over the years UC widely varying equations, we see some countries where the impact seems to be very broad based and intense and others where there seems to be less impact from..