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Ilan Berman Assesses the Western Response to Ukraine

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:51 min | 1 d ago

Ilan Berman Assesses the Western Response to Ukraine

"Ilhan, we've talked about the danger of a landlocked Ukraine. Let's talk about our actions to date. I've said $40 billion worth of aid doesn't make a lot of sense in terms of cash to Kyiv, especially when it has line items for $7 billion for the State Department and undisclosed amount of money for the CIA. That doesn't look like a to Kyiv, having spoken to cramming knowledge with people who've worked in the Ukraine, what they need is what is zelensky's calling for, which is weapons, which is weaponry, ammunition, wheeled vehicles to move their troops and also training of their reserves in safe locales like the Baltics and Poland. Will you give us your assessment of the west on blocks response to this war in the last three months? Right. Well, I mean, there's a lot there to unpack. But listen, I think generally I'm positive on the western response. I do have some of the same misgivings as you, which is because our politics I may say charitably have become intolerably stupid. Not ours. America's not ours, America's politics. D.C.'s. There is this false equation that if you somehow question the line items in the $40 billion that you are not your put inside. Putin side or you're somehow not supportive enough of Ukraine. But the more nuanced argument is, I firmly believe sunlight is the best disinfectant. I want to see what's sort of what is allocated, whether it's actually going to be useful to Ukraine. And accountability. Absolutely. But can I just flip on that? That's stupid politics. There's also the flip side of that, that if you're pro as we are supporting what I see is Ukraine 1776. Suddenly you're an interventionist neocon. That's

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G7 foreign ministers meet to discuss Ukraine war, impacts

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | Last week

G7 foreign ministers meet to discuss Ukraine war, impacts

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Sec. Robert Wilkie on the Fleeting Neutrality of Finland and Sweden

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:03 min | Last month

Sec. Robert Wilkie on the Fleeting Neutrality of Finland and Sweden

"We are back with former secretary of veterans affairs in the Trump administration, Robert wilkie, senior national security contributor to newsmax. That's actually wilkie. You live breathe and sleep geopolitics. You love it as much as I do. For somebody who's followed European security matters for decades, you know, I thought I'd go to my deathbed with Sweden and Finland as forever neutral, like Switzerland, and the announcement that the likely to deposit the articles of accession to the alliance by the end of June. How historic is this and how much of a massive failure for Putin? Absolutely. Do you want to be the Russian leader whose gift to history is the rearmament of Germany. And the removal of neutrality status from Finland and Sweden. That's what is going to happen. I'll give you an example of what is what has taken place in Finland. Reuters did a survey a couple of years ago, two years ago. And Finns were asked if they were ready to kill Russians. 78% told Reuters, we are going to kill, we can kill them today. Explain why that isn't flash in the past. That is not the question. This is hundreds of years of history really going back to the days, even before Peter the great. When the Russians moved into the Baltics moved into what we now know as Scandinavia, Finland fought a very bloody war. Both against Lenin and also against Stalin. The Russians finally overcame the Finns in the 1940s just by sheer weight of numbers. But they lost the equivalent of an entire army in the snow. And usually this is individual snipers, more units. This isn't tank divisions of fins. But you have an incredibly sophisticated military in

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Joe Biden Befuddled by Putin's Actions in Ukraine

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:09 min | 2 months ago

Joe Biden Befuddled by Putin's Actions in Ukraine

"Joe Biden recently expressed consternation and surprise at what Russia has done in the Ukraine. In fact, listening to him, it kind of reminded me a little bit of Jimmy Carter's reaction when the Soviets first invaded Afghanistan in 1979. Carter was like, I didn't see that one coming, and you got very much the same thing from Biden's. I'm going to quote Biden here, quote, how did we get to the place where you know Putin decides who's going to just invade Russia? Now he actually means Ukraine, so let's correct him there. And he goes nothing like this has happened since World War II. So Biden is really befuddled about why Putin would do this. And it doesn't seem to occur to him that the reason might have something to do with the befuddled one himself. In other words, when you have a weak and senile bumbler, The White House, Putin goes, now's the time. Time for me to move. Trump's out of there. We got Biden, Biden's not really known. It doesn't even know what's going on in his own country, let alone far away near the Baltic Sea. So that I think is the at least partial answer to Biden's question.

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There's a Qualitative Difference Between America and Russia

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:48 min | 2 months ago

There's a Qualitative Difference Between America and Russia

"I keep hearing this. Well, the NATO was going to put missiles on Ukrainian soil and we wouldn't let the Russians or anybody else the Chinese put missiles in Mexico, would we? Hang on a second, that's the moral equivalency argument of the Cold War that all states are the same. There is a qualitative difference between America and Russia. There is a qualitative difference between Ukraine and Russia. Putin has peddled a lie for 23 years that NATO is on the march. We are being encircled by those dastardly Democrats. Those democracies with their free markets. We aren't an empire. There's no emperor of NATO, who uses force to expand up to the borders of Russia, NATO is a club. You can apply to join, and if you meet the requirements of collective defense, you can join. Nobody, when we opened up NATO to Hungary, where I served for 15 years, when we opened it up to the Baltic states who had been swallowed up by Stalin. We didn't invade the Baltic states when gobbled them up. They wanted to join NATO. They applied, they had to meet criteria. And then when they met them, they were let in. There's no moral equivalent. It's like saying the Warsaw Pact was the same as NATO. No, the Warsaw Pact was Russia, the Soviet Union controlling every other slave nation in the pact.

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Defending Ukraine: How Did We Get Here?

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:49 min | 3 months ago

Defending Ukraine: How Did We Get Here?

"You remember that Mitt Romney said that Russia was our number was the number one threat. Yes, enemy. You think he said what I mean? What could be more bizarre? I mean, I find it not just wrong, but bizarre. Well, there's money flowing around, okay? Defense contractors are the ones who paid people who like Mitt Romney and Brent's Fred scowcroft, I know for sure. To create the committee to expand to expand NATO up to the borders of Russia. And then you had a lot of well meaning Americans of Polish and Ukrainian and Lithuanian descent who said, that sounds good. You know, we don't want to be dominated by the Russians. Yeah, let's move NATO up there. So it was leftover Cold War sentiment. Hatred of Russians as Russians and greed, people in the military contractors throwing money around to Republican candidates to say things that sounded patriotic and hawkish and pro defense. Yes. Oh, yes, America will never step back. We will defend every square inch of free Europe. I mean, do you know in the Baltic states that we're going to lock all the citizens in their homes under COVID? That's freedom. I mean, the whole idea that we are defending freedom while political prisoners are rotting for January 6th in solitary confinement without charges. Rotting in jail is political prisoners in gitmo on the Potomac. We are hardly the poster boys for political freedom. John, isn't that the point that we have had such a drastic realignment? Because of Trump, the disruptor, everything has changed, and we can now see things, at least some of us can see things as they are more clearly, we can see that much of what we were persuaded was true is not true.

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Why the U.S. Is Reluctant to Kick Russia Off the SWIFT Banking System

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 3 months ago

Why the U.S. Is Reluctant to Kick Russia Off the SWIFT Banking System

"Not feels defense minister has criticised European nations for failing to cut Russia off from the global bank payments network all keys public's comments come off to the US and EU stopped short of blocking Russia's access to the swift payment system when they announced a new round of sanctions late on Thursday Publix also castigated fellow E. U. nations that have refused to provide lethal aid to Ukraine saying only the UK Greece Poland and the Baltic states had done so in an interview with the BBC public suggests many European leaders don't want to take these financial steps because they would cause economic hardship for their own countries I'm

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"baltic" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:49 min | 3 months ago

"baltic" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"And U.S. president Joe Biden says he's raising the number of military forces in the Baltic region It Baxter's got details Ed yeah exactly right President Biden Paul says he has no plans to fight Russian militarily in the Ukraine but will protect NATO countries I have authorized additional moments of U.S. forces and equipment Already stationed in Europe to strengthen our Baltic allies Estonia Latvia and Lithuania And reinforces what he's already said has happened He indirectly threatened territorial formerly held by Russia including nations that today are thriving democracies and members of NATO And reinforces what he's already said has happened To put it simply Russia suggests announced that it is carving out a big chunk of Ukraine And the U.S. has announced no talks with Russia at the foreign ministry level or at the presidential level For NATO's part general secretary Jan sultan the decision to ask permission to use force outside of Russian territory the request of the UN just adds to the request Russia has already made Which has led to the most dangerous moment for our security in decades He says NATO troops stand at the ready but have not yet been deployed Russian ambassador to the UN vasilian abrasion blames the U.S. for the entire situation We remain open to diplomacy For a diplomatic solution however allowing new bloodbath in the Donbass is something we do not intend to do So there's a U.S. keeps moving artillery and military hardware into Ukraine Hong Kong has announced its compulsory testing of the entire population of March will include three tests three times And now Michael ten national People's Congress Hong Kong deputy and member of LegCo exclusively with Bloomberg Stephen engel says he's proposing a total lockdown for 9 days in mid March to go along with those vaccines In China in the mainland we've blocked down for over a month So 9 days is very short If business has complained about the impact on the interest and if it's only 9 days He says to two just the testing without a lockdown is in his words crazy By the way Stephen will join us in about ten minutes here on Bloomberg to try to get his well debrief him on what the entire interview was A long interview And the region reporting out over 6200 cases day to day with over 9300 preliminary cases extending travel bans to April 20th and schools to go on early break And the U.S. moving in the right direction at least the report out is that COVID cases have slowed to pre omicron levels Less than back in November In San Francisco I met Baxter this is Bloomberg All right Doug thank you Ed Let's get to Dan Schwartzman as we look at global sports.

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Biden announces sanctions, says Russia has begun invasion of Ukraine

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 3 months ago

Biden announces sanctions, says Russia has begun invasion of Ukraine

"President Biden says the U. S. is taking strong action against Russia over its moves in eastern Ukraine the president says Vladimir Putin has flagrantly violated international law this is the beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine and the US is ordering heavy financial sanctions on Russian banks and Oleg arcs they share in the crowd gains the Kremlin policies should share the pain as well the president also moving more U. S. troops within Europe to protect Baltic states bordering Russia the European Union earlier agreed on its own sanctions against Moscow and Germany took a big step by moving to block a major gas pipeline from Russia Sager

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Western leaders allege Russia sending troops to east Ukraine

AP News Radio

00:59 min | 3 months ago

Western leaders allege Russia sending troops to east Ukraine

"Now that Russia's moved forces into rebel held areas of eastern Ukraine world leaders are weighing sanctions against this violation of Ukraine's sovereignty Germany made the first big move announcing steps to halt the process of certifying the Nord stream two gas pipeline from Russia the E. U. is pulling back from full scale sanctions saying this isn't a full scale invasion but Lithuania's deputy foreign minister Arnaldo sprints Cabot says there needs to be some penalties for Russia and support for Ukraine including physical presence of political and diplomatic leaders in K. F. as well as to rethink our defense posture in the Baltic region British prime minister Boris Johnson is condemning Vladimir Putin's moves he's repudiated the makes good agreement Britain is slapping sanctions on five Russian banks and three older darks already cut off by the United States hi Jackie Quinn

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 VP Harris heralds NATO unity as Ukraine crisis grows

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 3 months ago

VP Harris heralds NATO unity as Ukraine crisis grows

"Vice president Harris is heralding NATO unity amid the Ukraine stand off and hearing pleas from some former Soviet republics the by the administration's pushing the message that Russian aggression has only boosted NATO's resolve our greatest strength is our unity in Germany Heris met with leaders of Baltic nations where the US has boosted its troop presence we stand with you a small contingent of U. S. troops rotate in and out of with the way the president could harness Maceda once more stationed there permanently it is critically important for the security of our nation Estonian prime minister hi a call list says the Baltic states know better than most what's at stake now we have all lost our independence to Russia once I

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U.S. and NATO Don't Budge in Answering Russian Demands

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 4 months ago

U.S. and NATO Don't Budge in Answering Russian Demands

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US, Allies Build Support for Ukraine

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:01 min | 4 months ago

US, Allies Build Support for Ukraine

"EU, now let's turn to the big news. The U.S. and the EU are close to agreeing on Russian financial sanctions. That's not enough. Emmanuel Macron calls for a deescalation of tensions that he prepares to speak to Vladimir Putin. That's not enough. That's from the telegraph, and The New York Times. Where is Germany and the Ukraine standoff, it's allies wonder. The United States and its NATO allies are moving to bulk up their military commitments in the Baltics and Eastern Europe as the standoff with Russia over Ukraine deepens rights Katherine Bennett. Denmark is sending fighter jets to Lithuania. Frigate to the Baltic Sea, France was offered to send troops to Romania. Spain is sending a frigate to the Black Sea, President Biden is thousands of U.S. troops on high alert. And then there is Germany. In recent date, Germany, Europe's largest richest democracy, strategically situated at the crossroads between eastern yes. West has stood out more for what it will not do than what it is doing. Germany is out. They've just left NATO behind.

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Ukraine urges clam, saying Russian invasion not imminent

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 4 months ago

Ukraine urges clam, saying Russian invasion not imminent

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NATO Steps Up Readiness in Eastern Europe to Reassure Allies

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 4 months ago

NATO Steps Up Readiness in Eastern Europe to Reassure Allies

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Baltic nations to ship Washington-endorsed arms to Ukraine

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 4 months ago

Baltic nations to ship Washington-endorsed arms to Ukraine

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Dr. David Azerrad Defines Identity Politics AKA Oppression Politics

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:12 min | 7 months ago

Dr. David Azerrad Defines Identity Politics AKA Oppression Politics

"David, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Thanks for having me, Charlie, good to be with you. So there's a lot I want to unpack, but let's start with this idea of identity politics, which you correctly and very wisely frame more as oppression politics or kind of the elevation of certain groups that are deemed to be oppressed. Let's put it that way. Why do you put it that way? I thought that was really smart. Because identity politics is misleading because it would imply that everyone is entitled to have an identity of which they're proud and that they want a defense. So you would think, oh, we used to have class based politics. And now we're going to have identity politics. But it turns out that in the realm of identity, Baltics, not all identities are created equal. They basically come in two varieties. It's a mannequin framework. You have the people who claim to have been and to be oppressed, you know the roster, right? So called people of color with blacks always first and foremost hence the shift to bipoc, black and indigenous people of color to emphasize that black is the most depressed ahead of the so called white adjacent Asians. You know, they're having problems with the Asians because they do too well in America. Then, of course, LGBTQ, women, sometimes immigrants, Muslims, but the holy Trinity is really the first three. And then you have the bad identities, you know? I don't know if this is used to you, Charlie, but you seem to fit the bill of people who are a problem in America. Oh, I am. I mean, I don't know if you identify. Yes, I do identify as a male. I will not pronounce or whatever the traditional western heteronormative patriarchy would say they are, but I'm the worst. I'm also a wasp. So. Yeah, that's not good. And then you could do something about your sex and transition, but your race you're not allowed to change. That's right. You're part of the curse, the white race. So, you know, even oppression. I mean, I don't look, I don't exactly know what to call what to call the current dispensation in America. Identity politics isn't good, CRT is too abstract. What the hell is critical race theory? It's basically

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"baltic" Discussed on DCL Podcast

DCL Podcast

04:32 min | 9 months ago

"baltic" Discussed on DCL Podcast

"That's certainly but it is definitely one of the city's there's so much to do and see there that we would love to go back to stockholm this while at some point and we will. I can't wait. This is one of these cruises. That i can't wait to rebook again with our kids in hopefully on disney. Next time i guess. We talked about linda already. Another main port in the baltic Dizzy stops at some heads on some of the cruises oslo which is the capital of norway. Have you been there john. I have been there but it was more than twenty five years ago. So memories of it are a little hazy Artillery that we have booked twenty twenty two years of the way of due to visit. So i'll have to let you know about that next year. The actually get to spend four days in oslo in the summer. One time in the air force and it was amazing. It was a beautiful city. Went up to a. There's a a ski jump there. That is that they've kept up in. They still use. It was in the nineteen sixties something olympics. I believe which is kind of amazing to go. See this history behind ski jumping. Obviously pints birds are very big up in norway scandinavia Can ride all the way up to the very top and stared down. It and i cannot imagine anybody doing that now. You got to be brave a little bit crazy. I think would probably have to be like maybe eagle. I guess have his remember. I'm talking about your personality. In this country. He had zero talent. Bravery bravery looking confused. Like she has no idea what. It's definitely a lot of bravery well if anybody. I think there's a documentary about him but if not. I'm sure you can find some youtube videos for anybody who wants to look. Eddie eagle that. Yeah just a great city port city again you can do all kinds of like evening cruises. Lots of good seafood there in the royal family palaces. Right there in the middle of town which is kind of need to see. So there's one more city bat the baltic cruise that my clients are going on next year riga. Latvia capital have either because there now and then nothing. I did see. It was on the scheduled for next year. The to know nothing about it too steep. No we haven't been there either. Bit saying part of the baltic states. Estonia i it's the place that really intrigues me to go to it said on the baltic sea the mouth of the river who knows how to save that word doggie ball. Doug something that Mouth of a river is considered a cultural center at home to many museums and concert. Halls city is known for wooden buildings art nouveau architecture and the medieval old town and it's a pedestrian only town that has many shops and restaurants in a busy square with bars and nightclubs. So looks like that would be an easy town to walk around. Probably if it's part if disney has to park outside of the town then del busty win like they would the other ports. I would imagine good on disney for updates choosing someone new skudra so i guess before we wrap up. I can't remember who who said this..

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What is the Atvidaberg Sun Cannon?

The Atlas Obscura Podcast

02:25 min | 9 months ago

What is the Atvidaberg Sun Cannon?

"Some cannons have been around since the sixteen hundreds some of them were used on ships. The position of the sun triggered them to fire at almost exactly twelve. Pm so everyone on board would know what time it was in the seventeen hundreds. You might also have heard a son cannon in fancy park in england or france or even on a large estate where they were used to signal lunchtime in fact when son cannons were in style throughout the seventeen eighteen hundreds most of them were owned by european nobility and that how a son canon ended up in a small town in rural sweden the sun cannon in all to the body has its own tower. It's up on top of a hill and it looks like a fifteen foot tall version of a rook. That chess piece. that looks like a little castle. it's round made out of brick and there's a long narrow slot carved into the south facing side. It's been here since eighteen fifty three and it was built by the local barron and his family. The all those fats. These days it's cared for by a team of volunteers who call themselves the sun cannon club there a delightful gang of retired people who've taken responsibility for preserving the town's history but the whole organization is totally unpretentious and they're a little loosey-goosey when it comes to the foggy lor surrounding basan cannon but at least three different people including my grandmother told me this story back in the mid eighteen hundreds the barron and his wife took a trip to paris. Supposedly the baroness who was born. A commoner was terrified of boats so instead of making the relatively short trip across the baltic to mainland europe. They'd spent somewhere between two and three years. Travelling to france in a horse and carriage by finland latvia with wayne lia poland. You get the idea. I was able to verify almost none of the story. But i'm told somewhere between one and two kids were born on the way from sweden to france and when the family finally made it there and saw the sun cannon in a garden they thought would be kind of fun to have one of those to fire off parties back at home.

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"baltic" Discussed on Hysteria 51

Hysteria 51

04:11 min | 11 months ago

"baltic" Discussed on Hysteria 51

"It wouldn't naturally be there because there's no volcano around there. But we got a quote from bruce shirt here. He says because the whole northern baltic region is so heavily influenced by glacial thawing processes both features the rock samples are likely to have formed in connection with glacial and post glacial processes. Possibly these rocks were transported by the glaciers. Meaning just like the great lakes here. They're carved out of these glaciers that moved across the landscape. So you could find rocks from anywhere because it's just digging in moving that stuff around so unfortunately or fortunately There's nothing to see there as far as out of the ordinary or there is oh what are you talking about. Glaciers could brought it there. But it didn't have to know it didn't have to. It just does quite often so it wasn't too crazy it also could be a piece of the character glaciologist from killer instinct but he was ice. He's not volcanic rock. You don't know what's under the ice. Hopefully a about a mommy glacier and a daddy glacier we swedish geologist frederick klingberg and martin jacobsen say that the chemical composition of the samples provided resemble that of nachos that are not uncommon in the seabeds and that the materials found including limelight. And i can indeed before an by nature itself so we got lots of experts coming in. And saying hey. These findings samples nothing out of the ordinary other than they look weird on sonar at least the sonar. You got the problem with the experts is. You'll get them to say whatever you want. There were other experts that came out and said lima night and go. Fight are never found. Just out in the wild like that only in man made structures. So here's the funny thing..

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Denmark Suspends Baltic Gas Pipeline in Setback for Poland

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Denmark Suspends Baltic Gas Pipeline in Setback for Poland

"Denmark has withdrawn permission for a planned pipeline that was designed to bring Norwegian gas to Poland Denmark says officials need to assess if the project would harm the habitats of certain mice and bats species environmental and food appeals board has announced on Thursday that you took repealed alarm permit issued in twenty nineteen for the pipeline called Baltic pipe the decision represents a setback to Poland's energy security efforts Putin's been counting on Baltic pipe to help limit its dependence on Russian energy sources I'm Charles the last month

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"baltic" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

06:35 min | 1 year ago

"baltic" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"77 w. ABC presents one on one with me, Juliet Huddy, Coke or Pepsi The famous question that has been asked since the dawn of man and I'm going to say if I had to choose it would be Coke. I mean, I really don't have a preference because I haven't had any of that stuff in years. One of them has a really cool can. That just came out, But I think I'm gonna go for that would be the matte Black Pepsi can one On one talk radio 77 w A, B C and A 77 c. AP All across the nation, way are here for our communities. We're doing our part to get supplies where it's needed in order to fight over 19 together. You got to do what we gotta do, helping them people that are that lose their jobs and lost their income. And now they don't have money for the food. Feels good to be out there to assist our community. With what we're dealing with what you signed up for As a soldier. We will not rest until the mission. His complete each one of these soldiers. Once they received a call. They understood that all hands were on deck. This goes to the core of wood citizen soldiers. We are your army National guard. I will like our friends and family to know. That your National Guardsmen are always ready and always there always ready Always their visit. National guard dot com to find out more sponsored by the New York Army National Guard, aired by the New York State Broadcasters Association and this station. Ladies news behind the scenes videos. Get it all now, like 77 W. ABC on Facebook. I'm John Baxter. This is John Baxter Show. I welcome the ambassador of Estonia into the United States. Jonathan savvy off He is here to help us understand how critical Estonia the Baltic states are to the peace of the world to the peace of Europe. I begin, however, to ask the ambassador about a diplomatic initiative. That can link the Baltic Sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south. All the way to the Adriatic Sea in the Southeast is exciting. I didn't know it existed before I studied. To prepare my conversation with the ambassador. Mr Ambassador, A very good evening to you The three C's initiative. What is it? And what is its ambition? Good evening. Good evening and thank you for having me the three C's initiative is a big deal. We're talking about 12 you member states from as you said, the Adriatic to the black to the Baltic Sea. All 12 you member states four years now and yet all 12, relatively underdeveloped when it comes to strategic critical infrastructure, and especially North self Connections. So, yes, we have built up all connections to the West, Our European friends Germany, France, and so on so forth, less developed in the North South corridor, And yet we are a region that is the fastest growing economically within the European Union. We are a region of 100 million people so relatively significant, A number of investment opportunities that we need to draw people's attention to strategic infrastructure is truly a matter of strategic importance and in order to make sure that we are not only highlighting this is an important critical area but also attracting private sector investment. Into this critical area. We ah few years ago decided to initiate the three C's initiative we have over the past few months set up a three C's fund that is actually going to fund the projects. The government's themselves are putting money in, but the main gold Is to eventually attract private sector free, market based capital because we are democracies. We believe as much as we believe in strategic infrastructure involvement. We also believe in the free market. We believe that this model of always Democratic capitalism based model is not only competitive with the alternatives out there, but also eventually more successful than the alternates out there. We need to put our money where our mouth is, and that is what the three C's initially was about. And finally, by the way finally. Just to highlight the importance of this and this past if I'm not mistaken February at the Munich Security Conference, the main European battering golf off security policy leaders Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged American support for this initiative. We have also been in close contact with our friends in Germany, so we have Ah, certainly German political support support from the European Commission, but at the end of the day What the three C's in mission. It is is tall European Union member states from the Baltic to the black to the Adriatic Sea, working hard together in order to attract private sector investment globally into our region, region of 100 million people, so that we would be better connected. Be the infrastructure, energy or digital, which is obviously a big topic for Estonia that I'm sure will discuss later on. So it is a big deal. My memory is based upon my visits, too. Krakoff, Poland and one member of the three C's initiative and what I was struck by by the youth of the population. You also the demography of the three of these 12 states. Says that you're very young. Now You have a young population that's growing. And that means prosperity. Mr Ambassador, the younger the population, the more the Children. The more the prosperity is that what's happening in Estonia now? I think we'll certainly we're very proud of our young people were also very proud of our middle aged in our elderly. We think that the basis for success in Estonia Is not just the not just a particular group within our population, but the fact that we are extremely well educated. We are most of us fluent, not just in our own native Estonian language, but a few others, including English, of course, which now is the number one foreign language. We are extremely easy to do business with bureaucratically speaking on a bureaucracy, bureaucracy wise or taxes wise, extremely easy to do business with the business end..

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"baltic" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

06:16 min | 2 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Three two page swung on is a high drive in the left back in the Baltic delight building track to the opposite field in the the giants the banks no chance of rain one or two clouds in the sky a high of seventy five sounds like heaven but we call it spring training live from Scottsdale stadium here's Murfin back with funny jail on KNBR one oh four five eight six eight the sports leader man in a year that was not going the giants way the emergence of our next guest was something giants fans really embraced Mikey Stransky the voice you're going to hear right now on the only guess I Mike welcome back more from actual primer for public everybody's eleven I do it thanks for having me it's it's you know you guys hit those home runs and it must be different though when you hear the radio call like that because your kidney listen to based on the radio so does that give you a little extra thrill yes hearing it's a lot different than seeing it or going through it I guess there's a lot more excitement with it it just it we did it twenty one times man I mean you know what we're gonna talk about obviously twenty twenty the first we got to reflect on twenty nineteen because it was happening then two seventy two poly twenty one bomb fifty one region eight fifty two a P. R. L. last year yeah like they talk about that seize the day and manage to seize the day can use just to reflect on what it took for you mentally disco say this is my time I'm gonna grab it hello when you have twenty eight years to think about it makes it a little easier when you get there to kind of play with no fear no worries and I honestly think that's what it was you know for me it was just a a goal of playing in the big leagues for one day and then every day that I kept staying in the big leagues with bonus so as I played more days I started to appreciate it more yeah so it's just a lot more fun in the further you got into it well not everybody does and you did and and then when it came to to translating your power stroke to big league pitching how how much of a challenge was that or was it not immediate twenty one bombs in only a hundred seven games Hey indeed if you look at my career numbers like I've never done that before but I think it was just a matter of not trying to do it you know coming up in the minor leagues you try to figure out what kind of player you are and how you have to survive another day in baseball and to just kind of find a stroke that started to work and then rely on and I really have to try and do more than what he was capable of producing was was the way that I kind of got into a flow of things well sure worked in obviously giants fans looking forward to more in twenty twenty are you a product of it was your home run total a product of this new thought thought process and in the swing that jibes completely with the new hitting staff here that the Donny occurs in the Justin deals yeah you know I actually started making some changes about four years ago and it takes that long to really kind of hone in on things when you're doing it on your own and I didn't really have a whole lot of guys that I ever worked with played with that kind of thought the same way that I did and I have a few that would come in and come out that I still keep in contact with that I you know I had to go through like struggles in the minor leagues with and trying to figure out like okay I've rolled over eighteen straight balls but I know that this is how I'm supposed to swing is not working yet yeah having someone to just sail yeah just stick it out like it's going to work just kind of trust the process what and it was it was tough for a while but it ended up not sure yet it often no but you talk about the twenty eight years and it's hard looking here at your bio and you went to Vanderbilts big time baseball schools you obviously have the talent I mean this isn't like a surprise but you had guys like Dansby Swanson Walker Buehler Tony Kemp Sonny gray Brian rentals they're all there when you were there right and and then your roommate was Tyler Beatty right was it hard for you knowing that you were as good as those guys and they were playing on the show and they had made it you were thinking wise what what was it happened for me well it wasn't as good as those guys I appreciate that but they're all studs you know they there is a different process between college and pro ball with college there are a lot more variables that get taking in the play like being a good teammate and you know your your hustle and things like that and things that are going to inspire the guys to play to their potential pro ball ends up being more about production and helping a team when and where it is looked at differently so in college I think I ended up at advantage because I worked hard you know I got good grades I can help the team that way essentially and so I I was told when I went to college that I was gonna play to my junior year and myself okay I'm gonna go get a good education and enjoy my time in college for you and then just kind of got there in the mentality down there is you're you're spot is not only it's only rented and so I I took that to heart as like well I'm gonna take someone's job then and so that that that kind of help media develop in to where I am today and how I still view things is like I I don't ever see anything is guaranteed like your your spots always run it because this game is gonna keep going on after you're gone no matter what yeah so it's it's a by the way I like the great part it's always what we study and at at school actually created my own major Vandy is a very liberal school and it was a combination of sociology and psychology while that you're saying you gonna be doctor your Stransky absolutely not yeah do you study human behavior themselves like some your new manager be into sociology and psychology yeah I think through that I pick up on things pretty well I read I read people well yeah but look at Murphy really what you see is reading you know that's what you have written down what he has seen or known of these is a private yeah I'll put these in my note pad yes what I really need a walk and say that using these Jesus.

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"baltic" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

MYfm 104.3

03:57 min | 2 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

"Little celebration that's cute that's really cute I had a friend it's it's so funny he actually hit a girlfriend that moved here from I forget some Baltic state right and I don't know what the phrase breakfast in bed was never heard in the Baltic states or something like that right okay so they moved in together and he says I want to make me breakfast in bed one day she literally climbed in bed and was like me missing food and she didn't have this relation get it making the breakfast in bed it was crazy who's this friend is demanding breakfast in bed I'm not gonna tell you who's a dear friend dear friends Hey listen congratulations thanks for calling we appreciate it thank you so much have a good one you too Sir take your life eight six six five four four might them Texan three one four three few minutes left what's your happiness thanks Raymond thank you do you we do I just gave you right someone days those easy one of four three.

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"baltic" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Menu

Monocle 24: The Menu

11:54 min | 2 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Menu

"Up. Mix to Hong Cong. Feather and bone is a western style. Butch that started in two thousand fifteen sailing prime cuts of European and Aussie beef right in the hassle of Hong Kong Long Gate Street markets. Full years later it her seven locations across the city and ambitious plans to double in size and expunged broads monocle articles. James Chamber started out with Co phone too. Paul Daley and General Manager Mark John and started by asking about the evolution of fiddler on bone from a pure boots delicatessen and restaurant. I guess it's a lot. What was the strategy what you pitcher etc we not strategists? We didn't have a big picture. We don't have exit plan. We didn't really have an entry plan. We just kind of made it up as we went along. We we open gauge streets. That was is the right thing to do. We wanted equality which is in a local markets. You can have a glass of wine and a coffee then we added. Some begets in some croissants on people would sit there on the table to sit than we got off space in Happy Valley and we put in a retail section. We put thirty six in the back on. We said let's just you can of a steak won't pick it from the counter have cooked Burger and we'll cook it for you a very simple kitchen and people really liked it. Then we just hooked onto onto the team with all. This is very cool all day. Dining lists open at seven in the morning and close at eleven o'clock at night because we've got these great bacon and egg rolls that we wanted to sell with great great bacon so we open at seven o'clock in the morning. Now we sell two hundred and fifty three hundred bacon egg rolls in Happy Valley every Saturday and every Sunday morning on people queuing for them so we just not real strategist but we very good to react to what people want and then change undefined in saying Pun was the same thing again. It was very local area. can open at seven in the morning. Good foot traffic on. That was the stress you behind. Not You strategy in Hong Kong more or less determines by the site she gets. We could have a great strategy implant all day but we'd prefer to just wing it. We sat in your your newest butcher shop on on most street in the mid levels and your other locations are in what you describe. Typical kind of ex-pat locations in Hong Kong like saying Putin and Happy Valley is. Is it fair to say that the foreign community in Hong Kong is your core customer base. To be honest I think look at the of course. People are inclined to shop sort sort of products. Where the sort of remind them of home but the reality is that we kind of all kinds of people where that locals whether overseas educated locals whether that local who locals when when when you look at our restaurants and shop is the breakdown is really kind of in line with the demographics of Hong Kong and I oversee? We're opening in Shimon in West in January and that's going to be a really local market for us so we're confident. The business doesn't just work in an ex battle furnace minds. I think it's a it's a local business and I think one of the key things about what we do. You know one of the sort of the signature series that we offer is in restaurants people can come and they can pick the best I can make and have it cooked in front of them and a lot of why. That's just a reframing of a very local concept with the seafood and where people and they pick their fish oil they picked. They're they're always says or whatever ever it might be and then we have that opportunity. Cook it in front of them. And they say the provenance of products. And I think that's really important for you. Have experience of running online Deli and everybody in Hong Kong talks about how expensive it is to have a physical space but from your point of view. How important is it to have a physical shop in Hong Com in very much? So you see home delivery in in in Australia in the UK and it's massive in Hong Kong. Still still people really liked to shop. They don't live too far away from that local shops. This is kind of how we based business as well so I think thinking Hong Kong is is very important to have a physical shop. We do over an online presence. But the shops just Are the main focus on line is just a bucket really for delivery free of of waters and heavy goods and stuff like But people still like to shop they shop only for two three days. They don't nobody has is chess. Freezes here because this just no space. So they will shop for two three days maximum. And that's what we did. When we set the places we went into those high volume foot traffic areas? So going back to the point you were saying his is what's different. We never really intended to be different. We just wanted to beat in the local market hence gauge streets walls as local as we could gets on. It's just a success because we're right opposite the the wet markets and people will go to their full support in the wet market and then they'll come to us for whatever they want on the beef. The chicken on sets defy that. I've always thought that people in Hong Kong don't Cook at home but clearly that must be just me. Can you give us a little bit of insight into what your regular customers Ms. A buying and putting in basket are they shopping for the daily dinners daily meals or is it normally for a special occasion and it's a combination to be honest I think. Ah There's some there's some truth back. Hong Kong is probably cook less than the average people worldwide indefinitely from from wells England. But I think that Louis C. people coming in the visit up. which are they get that recommendation on cut and would those recommendation to Thailand for Hong Kong? Cajun's when all GonNa no one has the luxury of space that you might get to full roast something or whatever but we have some things that people can do in their kitchens. They are small and for those people who do have the luxury of space. So maybe they're going to palm full bland kitchen. We obviously have the things for their as well. I think that you know for example in this location you come in you see Steve. He offers recommendation offers that insight and then he gets the feedback as well. The great thing is for someone like Steve He gets. Pictures Appeals meals for dinner these on like Instagram Verda as easily people directly messaging and saying. Hey Steve this is fantastic. All this this thank you company fantastic taken and I think that's really important because it's so easy to forget how to cook in Hong Kong so he's forget the value of sitting around the table and I think that that's what we're trying to bring back if it ever left on when people ask me about Hong Kong and how affordable is to live here. I normally say when it comes to food. It's very cheap to eat out. But it's expensive to buy fresh produce. Would you say that's a fair assessment. It is you know everything you have to bury Mondays. Virtually no local produce. There's no local production it on on what there is is dying and and leaving those fuel palms up in in the New Territories but that sold spin pushed away with development. So then you have to bear in mind that every single product is imported. So that's costs Super Low. Cost money you go to the UK `tatoes just a quarter of the price with but we. We have to import those potatoes by they. Come all the way okay from the UK to Finland to Dubai onto Hong Kong. And then they go on the shelves and then the the the rents are very high for the retailers here as well so that should be reflected it into a into a price. People think it's expensive. It is what it is. Everybody's very very competitive when they tried to make the right margins but yet everything is going to have an audit cost because every single product is is imported. The local veg. I think from south China thought is very very reasonable everything else you're gonna pay a premium thus so it is in Hong Kong is wonder by them meats from places like Australia or the USO Franz because of the the trust issue or the or the lack of trust in in produce it's come from mainland China. How have you seen that change of people more willing to trust things that are being grown and raised in China or is it still the same? We don't have any products from China. There are some Australian Stralia suppliers now. But it's a long process on. Its is a scientific process on a cultural process. You need this culture of what were these. Farmers is a bit like scientific process. A bit like wine growing beef is very very complicated. And these guys in all's full for probably four or five generations of farmers going back you know over a hundred years same in the in France probably going buck even longer the UK as well they had the there's a whole science goes behind the cool chain the delivery the feed just the environment's so that will happen in China but it'll take a long time. It's it's like akin to a wine really honestly the way that's again these tastes with beef at Cetera. So it will happen but for the time being and then the end product is just superior in taste whether you know for whatever is disappearing from Australia from France Spain the UK so thing. I'll continue for quite a while. Tower is like a really banning around would a lot of people use it and a wine and whatnot but the reality is that you know. It's a process of China learning those methods polls talking about and Nino. It's like anything when you when you talk about Japanese whisky. You talk about twenty five years ago versus now the attitude towards wasn't even the actual quality of shifted so dramatically. And I think eventually you will see that. Same process happened for for produce in China and from from solo the more local areas. But at this moment yeah I think that the the trust is a stray Leeann and then Europeans of Pharma supplies. Because it should be and finally. You've you've you've self-funded your expansion. So far I know you have got a an investor deck out there. What big plans do you have for feather bone in the next decade? Well this is very interesting so we have been asked and in talks now to take this overseas predominantly finally as a start in three countries. We say we could probably double in Hong Kong to Roundabout fifteen stores. We've got five stores. which have very closely located cates to each other mid levels and gauge streets of belly hoffa kilometer apart and yet they complement each other which is very unusual for a brand or a a restaurant? Chain that you can have a few. You'll tend to have one or two of of of wanting on Congressman Jim so choice said we've got seven now and they don't compete with each other. They actually complement and teach other the plans. Honestly we again not real strategists but we are looking. We've been asked approach to opening Thailand which we think I think is fantastic opportunity. We know Bangkok is doing so well. And just come along leaps and bounds in the past ten years Vietnam is of similar story story on we've been approached to look at China as well. There is an inquiry from the Middle East. Also so yeah. That's very very very interesting. We're going to develop it. I think maybe it's just flattering arts. Nice to have all this attention but it doesn't deter us from what we do in Hong Kong. Well I think we want to get to fifteen shops. We WanNa have that footprint where anyone in each country's Ocala inside can also shop with us and get that experience and if if if things happen overseas and fantastic I think would as Paul says we're not really planners where reactors say bull daily and Mark John of Hong Kong's feather different boned therein discussion with Monaco's James Chambers.

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"baltic" Discussed on The Wonkhe Show - the higher education podcast

The Wonkhe Show - the higher education podcast

08:26 min | 2 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on The Wonkhe Show - the higher education podcast

"Welcome to the Wonky. Show your weekly into higher education policy people and politics. I'm Jim Nicholson just explain. This week has been the one ashes European study towards the Baltics Finland where we visited fifteen universities and student organizations across four countries by road and see and almost one hundred friends and partners from here in eastern and northern Europe. Safe Haven Helsinki to discuss this week's developments we have five big names from the St Movement. Different I stop Evil Caucus President Bath Students Union Eve your highlight of the week. Please probably the women in Latvia Let the National Union and the university that we visited his pretty fat us. Next up. Vicki say would reduce the education officer can union Vicky or highlight the week probably those at Jalan University. They really have their head screwed on straight. And you're exactly what they were doing. Soil passionate about their jobs is really nice to say excellent. And Katie Smith the president's at Newcastle University students in Katie. Your big highlight Navin not across the globe. We all face the same problems. Get lucky he's president bath SPA students. She'd jazz your big highlight being so welcomed by all of the universities and I was really impressed with the anguish and just being feeling really welcome to the list. We'll definitely come onto the English. Crested a minute and Gary Chief Executive Durham Students Union. Gary your highlight of the week. All you really loved hearing from everybody Massey. Focus on student mental health and the really exciting things. They're doing it we hadn't even thought of in UK brilliant so yes we start this week with the needs that the office for students has published a proposed set of expectations on how universities and colleges in England should deal with reports of harassment and all forms of sexual misconduct. It's a pretty comprehensive and far-reaching work that directly addresses an issue that students and their representative organizations have been campaigning on New Year's Eve doubtless. You've don lots of reading on this this afternoon. What kick us off so the the report is obviously welcome from the Office for students and contains a lot of things that certainly certainly students the student unions have been campaigning for a really long time something that was particularly interesting to me from the buffs perspective exposes about the the role of the Governing Body and the oversight that they should have over this issue throughout the question to me about the fact that so many of those governing bodies are still pale male and stale? And what does that mean for those governors asking the right questions when it comes to the strategic oversight of this issue and it was so occurred to me that we need to be increasing. Ah students knowledge of this piece of work because it should hopefully increase the confidence that they have to report today university when they experienced any form of harassment. So so Vicki. There's quite a bit in their helpfully. Think about kind of student Chiens with exist on student engagement more on student engagement than props. Just clunky and office commissioning. Yeah I think it goes beyond just having one officer as a representative for students especially with matter. That's this delicate. I think it's quite complex. Problem harassment in the higher education sector. Generally there's so many different forms of and I don't think it's necessarily just at the scene in union level that we need to deal with this separately. Why the conversation that I think more shouldn't get involved with an motions niece getting with with their institutions? Because guys like so much more beyond in it to us and see what we can do we bring to work collaboratively. I think I'll forward Tokyo. The season focused exclusively exclusively on initiations initiations type of harassment obviously had some significant problems Newcastle in. This space. This is this welcome. This intervention from the regulator definitely in Newcastle last year obviously did a lot with UK report. That came out and it was completely adopted into the university and in all directions at the start of the YEA. I think we've got a lot from it and I think it's good to have open space where we talk about it. I think a similar thing with this report is really important. And it's about time that we start talking about more freely and I think that in Newcastle as come from the students and I think that's great that is actually being followed through its bottom up and shoots needs have more of a say on not. Just sit on. These committees ought to drive the change and students change makers and I think this is evidence of that. I'm Debbie what's interesting isn't it because on the one hand this is one of the first moments where the office for the students appears to be actually working on something. That Stevens themselves might prioritize but I guess some universities will be concerned that this represents a kind of regulatory ovary. Yeah was Really Interested in reading the consultation document. How fast consider taking no action that was in the rationale that they published but just imagine? If I had another scandals that have happened Newcastle. I'm just speaking about but all across the sector. I think the average argument. It just doesn't hold any water with me. I don't think hold any water with students. They reputation this actually in. This area is so weak. Like every tom you open the paper. There's a story that suggests this is important and as I pointed out the inconsistencies the lack of action some instances I think I'm really really upsetting. Give institutions tried to hide away and say were autonomous. We shouldn't have to do this when they're so clearly a need for action and it would be a real shame if they tried to autonomy. As the reason the good answers we can develop the consultation but they expectations go faster. I seem entirely reasonable to me. Nothing they will do to the most student unions students and jazz in one of the things that the consultation touches. Oh she's on. Is the kind of quality. Often training of the sorts of people are involved in some of these processes and decisions and the governance of them. And you know I guess. There's an interesting question. Isn't there about an old fashioned culture that says three or four academics can handle you know a bit student graffiti something a lot more all complex going on this time I am. I completely agree with everyone said so far and and I do think that this issue isn't going away and I do think that universities need to Admit they probably can't face this alone and they probably need some external input to kind of understand. These shoes have further representation across the board not just from students but actually I'm getting professionals nationals in who can deal with these issues admitting that they kind of need that support for show. I'm Gary just before we move off. This is an interesting question. Directly for students unions means and to some extent you know departments of sport holes there are. It's pretty clear that if there are complaints about another it regards the university university responsible. But you know I can think of all sorts of universities which effectively delegate lots of student conduct and discipline shoes either to their students union. Or you know there are those cases. This is a case of the oxygen the other week you know there's all sorts of bits and I try that mark play on. Yeah as a student union manager that really interests me because the activities we will run we. Hey reports where things are just unacceptable. I wouldn't go so decide. I know any examples of the caliber. I bet that we've seen in the press guidance ridiculing trying to cover all sorts of ways in which students are harassed on campus. What was really clear to me? And the consultation was that we con- com not work on this even if this consultation wasn't here we should have been doing this anyway. They've exposed a real gap. I don't think we can be in situation where we tried to discipline. Students wouldn't in one pocket and leave it where we don't share data where we don't have slick prose essays. Student unions themselves have got a real call to action here to make sure we are are of ensuring that no space on some on campus heights. This issue about student coverage is really interesting. Isn't it because I guess you know. Lots of procedures is kind of a hidden assumption that it surprised full-time undergraduates but this is really clear about meaning all students. Yeah definitely it's something really really pleased as to the report especially somewhere like bath where sixty percent of our student body takes third year round on placement and so to see that sort of diverse range of students students experiences covered in the report so important especially as certainly from my experiences representative. It's far more difficult.

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"baltic" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

10:39 min | 3 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Welcome back America to America's dining and travel guide. This is a special edition of the program that's lasted for many, many years on these Airways as we pay tribute to my father, Pierre will through passed away last week. We're very, very lucky to have my mom online. But before we continue that super interesting conversation, I did want to mention peers restaurant career just a couple of names of the restaurants besides the patio that we've talked about the Normandy, French restaurant that restaurant started in nineteen fifty eight and lasted until two thousand shares core. Really the crown jewel of his restaurants. That's where he spent most of his time, entertained, anyone from Paul McCartney to Marlon Brando, nineteen sixty to nineteen ninety and we also very famous French country in restaurants. Similar the Normandy that Louise, these are all names. Where people in the Denver community went for birthdays, and for Christmas for holidays for hot dates what have you an amazing career? But let's circle back to the story that my mom was talking about, and we're just talking a little bit about honeymoon. And if you can think of one person in life, who's had a lot of good food and has visited go places on this planet of ours. It's gene Wolfe. Mrs Pierre will mom back over to you. Thank you so much. I wanted to continue with my honeymoon, so we are in France, and I am looking at the Eiffel tower I tell you, it is really spectacular and then to see Notre Dom to see all of the sites that were there. It was just I've seen them in picture books, but I'd never seen them in real life. I think my mouth was open then tire on tire honeymoon. We will gone for four weeks. We want all over Europe. But the most the tackler was brands because that's what we landed. And I just couldn't believe how impressed, I was with everything, one of the other types that we took we want to allow goes on in plannable v. Galapagos islands is right belongs to Ecuador Ecuador is on the equator. That's why it's called Ecuador and the island or about five or six hundred miles in the Pacific Ocean. You have the fly to get there. And the interesting thing is on all the island is only one that's inhabited show. That's where the landing field was and to see these islands some, the air was spectacular. We got down and landed and took a boat and we want started on going to the different island. And the interesting thing was there, the both that we were on was very small. It only had ten rooms. So it had a maximum of twenty people. We also had to tour guides and the tour guys would take us. On each and every day, we would go to a different island and then was a pass there. It was not paid. It was a dirt path. And then it'd be one guy at the front and one guide at the back and you were not allowed to get off the pack off the track. But the amazing thing was to see these animals that you never eat in your live close up. They were not afraid of you because they were not allowed to be hunted. And the burrage were incredible because you are on the quieter, you have to wear a hat because otherwise you're going to get sunstroke or something. I had, you know, very, very summary close, but I also had a hat on and one of the birds landed on my hat and what you believe pooped on my hat from. We actually have a photograph of that pretty incredible. But thank heavens. I had a hat on. That's amazing. Absolutely amazing story on whether some of the other favorite places, you know that, that you remember, I'm just looking in one of dad's books, you visited Alaska, this sales Marissa's in Hong Kong all over the world. Winter couple other favorites. I wanna talk about the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is pretty incredible. Because you're almost to the Arctic circle. And some of these are some of these countries Norway, not Denmark, Norway Sweden. Finland and we the first place that we started on that cruise we started in Denmark, and then we went to an island belongs to Sweden. It was called Gotland just a really charming twice. And then we went onto Finland and devoted Finland most of Finland is in the Arctic circle. So really very cold. But of course, this is summertime. And so it was okay then we went on to Russia and to an incredible place. It is now called Saint Petersburg, but during the war World War, Two, it was called living. Glad after Lennon the dictator that they had. But the, the Hermitage museum was the most fascinating place I'd ever seen in my life that actual museum. Is too long? And you cannot see the whole thing we were in Saint Petersburg, put two days, thank him. And we had a tour that started at eight o'clock in the morning and went all day until five oposite night. And then the same thing the next day, and we really saw let him go wrong. We saw Saint Petersburg, and it was is she Hermitage in person? We went to the gold room. Everything in the gold room was gold. They had all kinds of articles there. They had lambs they everything they do, but the big things they had just amazing things that you would put in your house. Yes. I cannot believe when a wonderful thing and coming back all them. Same Peters were we went along the. Other coast of Europe. And we went through places like Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. These are countries that people never even hear of what their exist. And that's where they are on the Baltic Sea. We've visited two of the three and then we went to Poland, which is another incredible place. Very, very interesting. And that's where a lot of amber is so after amber jewelry. That's the place to go and. Of course. Russia is, is the only part of Russia that we ever were at is Saint Petersburg. We never were anywhere else. And we also went applause to Iceland and ruined that was a different trip, but very interesting, Iceland, is absolutely fantastic. And I loved it. I wanna go back read one was a disappointment. We lend is not ready for tourists. I wasn't able to find a single on a Monday or a single pece irt sweatshirt that said, Greenland on, they're not quite ready for tourists yet. Maybe might be fun to go off the beaten path. And of course, Iceland from what I understand this. One of the hottest places to go visit mom, and that would just be an amazing amazing trip to have we're talking with gene Wolfe. Peers. Wife of fifty years, and some of the experiences, she had with peer over there, many, many decades of marriage and experience together. This is Ron woolfe broadcasting on the his talk radio for America's dining travel guide. As we pay tribute to Pierre wolf as the Denver post says conic restaurant tour here from the Denver area with decades of media, experience, a man who influenced lives of so many people here in the Colorado area on cruise ships on press tours on state sponsor, visit some countries all around the world were spending time with various family members. My mom my sister's coming up next. Karen, Michelle rules. Karen wolf Herman, Mary to Paul Herman with three great grandkids that we've already heard from one. Chris Herman as we all celebrate the life of peer in the many of amazing accomplishments in what a man was able to do without even a high school education. So I do like to refer to it as a great American story, and thin that someone can accomplish so much with a very, very troubled begin. Ginning having to fight in World War. Two haven't been injured in World War, Two the stories go on and on, as I mentioned before, Pierre did put out a novel that it was very proud of call the tall fellows. But here wolf, you can find these, I believe on Amazon. What's a little known fact this is not a autobiography? However, many of the stories that are recounted, in the tall fellows, are based on actual experience, that peer had his life received an injury took some shrapnel in World War Two recovered in Cyprus. And there's a section there's a section on Cyprus in this book. He had he stayed on a house boats on the river Nile during World War Two, there's a section in the book about that zoo. It's really great read. It's an easy. Rated hundred pages something that perhaps in my life. I might try to extend out with a little bit more.

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"baltic" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast

The World Nomads Podcast

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast

"This is going on sorry about that. But I'll really was interested in you know, because I feel funny writing things just. And great that you shared your experience looked. Let's the episode is on the Baltics. Did you feel like? Segue. So you did feel did. And I was I actually so I heard two things some people were like, oh, there's nothing to do there, which was super not true. And then and this is just for me via like, I'm not I don't know the whole region. Very well. But I went to lot specifically. I didn't find that. There's nothing to do. And then some of like, my older family members were little like, oh, I don't think it's safe. I feel like there's like the still like historical sort of like connotation that still with them or something that like my parents think of so they were like, oh is it safe of a blessing? When I arrived. I was a little like, maybe I'll say in tonight, and you know, just say around though tell and then like the next day. I actually went out and explored. I felt completely safe. Like, you know, one of the safest places I've ever felt and then I did tons of day trips out of the city is I based in Riga the whole time and. Yeah. And no points that I feel unsafe. I felt like the people were nice and friendly. It was very easy to get around. So it was kind of like the perfect decimation. I felt like I traveller will you parents live. It does have a dunk. Yeah. They think of it. Now, it's like, oh is that still happening? Well on your saw you've got so many articles, Latvia and wanting -cluded the KGB museum, speaking of dot bust. Did you like that see? So yeah, the museum is actually like pretty small and simple. And it's wild like to think about what happened here though. So it's actually I didn't really talk about it with them, and you locals, but I was told, you know, like, if you if you talk about it with some people that live there, I think they called it the corner house people still get kind of like chills for mitt because it has such a dark dark history. So the when you walk through the museum they have kind of a lot of them. I guess you would say giant signs, but not in a boring way. Like, the the history is so the ark. But fascinating. So you really like I read everything so you kinda like go through history in timeline walking through the museum, and you can see some portrait's of people that were kept there. According to what I read people were just taken and kept their in their families may have not been notified. So really, really? Scary history happened in this building that just seems like quiet and simple today. It's eerie to think about his there. Anyway, off the track outside of Riga that you can recommend you said you did a few trips. Oh, yes. So in Latvia, I did actually left. We ended up being one of the quirkier trip. So I if you tours and I did work with the tourism board a little bit. So I didn't know all of the logistics until the week before. And I said I love adventure travel. So they set me up with a they said it was a jungle high and Santa paddle boarding trip. Mike, okay. Go there. Find out the sin of power ending their their picking me up at three AM. What I've never gone to paddle boarding at three. And then the night hikes started. Met in the cities under nine pm to drive to the place that started at ten pm. So the Santa paddle boarding, really cool and like smoke is coming off the mirror lake. It's morning. It's quiet. That was incredible in the night hike with very challenging the people who lead it are very into nature. They tell you. I wore shoes, I'm not gonna lie. But they say, you know, you don't wear shoes. They don't wear shoes really becoming one with nature at nighttime. You can have a headlamp. But they kinda suggestion him you turn it off for most of the time. So you're really hiking in the complete darkness. You get to see like what's the movie with the glowing plants avatar? I think. Yes. Those are real apparently..

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"baltic" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast

The World Nomads Podcast

04:10 min | 3 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast

"Different hours. So I love the may heading to the airport on the b that you can have at seven o'clock in the morning without. Anticipation of getting on the on the plane, and you know, the excitement of peaking meal or what you might watch that. And then they distance for me that that's part of the fun. I really doing joy that. But on the return, it's as you said rope, you know, with the stylings we traveling phoning fifteen hours, it's Sawyer depressing. Just Amer's unless you left when you go on the plan, and you're sitting in one of those seats of the front renew stuck in the in the civic across with everyone else. And it's it's tough. A friend of mine took his wife to the United States for right significant anniversary number and split down on business class sites touring turning lift. And so his wife she settled in had a very nice time metro, she got some sleep for where they arrived, but for my friend. He said, this is probably only going to happen to me once so he stayed up all night. All the. That is the reason. But airlines don't upgrade economy people so often it, you know, they've got space aids in business pre Makoni. But I know if they have grade economy passenger, they will be Hardaway 'ring than any business gonna try everything and everything to be movie. And so you all times that I've got to travel businesses being quite interesting because the ticket on overnight flights you'll find the business people that will have dinner in the lounge beforehand. They get on a flight, but this is from New York to London a night asleep. So I the whole point is need to get five hours sleep. So that I can hit the ground running. I was the so light in business class triggers. One spotlight coming down when I was eating getting another Bailey's. Yes. They'll have the ice cream. Exactly that you you you've sold it life by the sounds of it, you do often strident. Hoffy Yucai in Europe. Yes. Oh sensually. I leave a stray Leah around may each year. And then I do about a month trouble in the US. And then. Then I do three months in Europe, another another month US instead of September, Tom, and I'll get back to Australia in October and part of that is actually issued. We talked about earlier, which is that. I'm a freelance trouble rights said to get flight supports difficult, it tickly from Australia. So if I want to trip in Europe, then someone's flying more straight is expensive, but to get from London with various, cheap, European airlines is much cheaper. And so it's it's better for me to be based in Europe for that time, and then I can be stories around there. And then put the US on some in the US, it's easy to get around seasonal disorder. Vietnamese. What are we going to travel return disorder? Yeah. That we we need to TI. Any any thin on recovering from what what are we calling to lie? Eli. Date any tips in from you. I mean, there isn't few one is the Tron apply that same I guess appreciation curiosity to your home as you do when you travel. I think the biggest thing sent he the the biggest strategy for me is just acceptance. You have to extent that that down that you hit that sit of coming back down the rollercoaster opt to your trip. It's just a very necessary part travel, and that is what gives you the comparison to get excited about again when you go and book, you'll get an extra Phil. What do you do not seen you seen? You haven't convinced me that you've got any tips. I just ride around swearing and smashing. I. My wife has has the take Nate Nampa, she she says yours has another trip that you must be looking forward to one of the things she does when we get back eight and sometimes you registered whilst still away. She books next. I like that wolf for me one thing that I liked today as to to think about the next trip, but to come home, and I'm a big fan of the snap fischel apple books. Putting you fight is into something that will arrive in the price..

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"baltic" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast

The World Nomads Podcast

04:46 min | 3 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast

"They finally enough I on you about. But I don't know why that one I told you. I'll tell you. Another fun fact about let which we found while we were there. Welcome transplants came from Latvia. Like what's the history behind that? In riga. This is really unusual museum there, and they have this stuffed dog on display at has another dog grafted onto the back of it. And that was the racist. The started own transplants. Exactly. Saw you throwing a bucket of water over. Hungry. We have to get really close curriculum. Kevin kate. What did you learn? What what's the connection thing to dogs helping position to transplant? Is that the dog on talk in have already? Drink. Because. So they have a look. The dog on tall is just like he's head miserable polls, and they connected to the neck of the other door. Yeah. Yeah. These these really young unusual things that have been happening in Latvia before any sort of thought about going there. And just gives a bit about the selection. So obviously that's a lot to do with, you know, the Soviet era. What I mean, I'm what what kind of a faked being isolated like that his head on the place. What's so good about that? Now. Think we've spent a lotta time in former communist countries if you like, and I think one thing we noticed about Riga, especially older ones, retain too. It seems to be a lot more progressive than a lot of the countries that have been closed off for many years. Didn't that it was a lot more. Perhaps. It's the the new generation coming through are really making a child in making a change to like. But that was one of the things we noticed this vicious soon. As we arrived was made just seem to be a lot more progressive, and they seem to have moved forward a lot quicker than some of the countries that were closed off compared to its tiny, which she both went the same thing. You know, I think it's. Wholesomely could be reaching the Kobe because they have got close they close to Scandinavia. So they created that influence with those northern European countries. But similar I think to some respect you'd have to put the three Baltic countries in one basket in that why wouldn't you from all of the countries that we've to that have you know, were essentially closed Gina communism. They seem to be the ones that have sort of moved forward a lot faster. All right. We've created a snapshot if someone was to ask you, hey, Kate, Mark. Why should I go to the the Baltics or to to let your what would you say? Going my go to the the effective. Okay. That'd be. You know, a kin the Octoberfest thing kind. Well, unim- smallest guile in look classy a-. That wouldn't be. We were lucky we walk up to Riga not even know where we are with wondering around in his I'm his effective to euro so off Wego and all it is is in a big par. It was a beautiful day. And as these big barbecues doing big skewers may eight and safe and next to the barbecue is so it went the Bob QB about via and at each would Baynes DJ. That day incredible selection of craft biz and things that which again, we kind of went expecting it was it was pretty cool. Isn't it? Vermes gardens, you know, the dining back to the nineteenth century as at some history. Doubting us setting..

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"baltic" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast

The World Nomads Podcast

03:25 min | 3 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast

"Continent who I was. Very. Sydney. She said, let's go to Nicaragua. And I said I've never been to Africa. We'd like to think we will leave it occasionally. We get it wrong. Say Kate what what five things did you wish me before? You're not. Well, hopefully, it was a pleasant surprise, right? Yeah. I tell you what one thing we were really really surprised about about Latvia was how beautiful it is. You know, we just I'm going to be on this. We knew nothing about it before we went. We were actually talking this loan have had it trying to work out. Why we went? Back out why we win the when we go there. We really really surprised. I mean, it was just one of those situations way driving from the airport new sorta go. Wow, this is beautiful the United and we went extinct now expecting more. Russian Soviet Union's. Drab also not like what you say. In some eastern European countries. You know, beautiful cities just stunning and the countryside. It's at all Birch trees and stuff like that. It's kinda of well, I suppose because it is close to Scandinavia, but it is really a lot like what we've seen in Scandinavia those beautiful wooded far as a lot like what we saw in Russia as well. You know, really dense forests just, you know, go to speeches forest when you see the greens and the forest though, that'd be oversaturated. It's that marine. Well, yeah. But through a filter almost gone, Instagram business. You talk about betas. You just mentioned beaches. Then I wasn't expecting United to be decent beaches in Latvia. And it's something that I mean, we found this in other places as well that you don't you just start thinking about that. You know, when you say, oh, we're going to go to the Baltics betas don't come to the forefront of your mind as so I that kind of thing is really surprising when you get there, and you still go again, the what is a little chilly, especially by us standards that pristine absolutely pristine. And I suppose you've got you've got a country or group of countries that essentially would close for such a long time that you know, they they still largely untapped. We mentioned that the the top of the podcast, we sort of asked ourselves a few questions. Why would why would annoy met wanna go to Latvia? And there were plenty of reasons, but there are some really weeds not statistics, but little fun facts. Like audio realize these elect Latvian linked to James leave is. Yeah. Let me invented by let in Tyler but funded by Levi Strauss. So let the let being Taylor. He's got nothing. Volpi wearing correctly Casses incentive. Of sorry. I have to confess crupnicoff. He's actually a lethal wanian drink. Oh, okay. It was any kind of Baltic sandy would that already. Thank you guys knew about the jeans..

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"baltic" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast

The World Nomads Podcast

04:33 min | 3 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast

"It's everything for the adventurous, independent trumpeter. He will come to the episode of the podcast where we have into the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, all the as I look I have to admit I knew Knicks to nothing about these places before I started research for these episodes, not even where they are geographically honesty aimed they were released in Europe along with those other former Soviet satellites spurts not so feel indeed. Now, they're in northern Europe below the Scandinavian nations with Russia to the east and Poland in the south, strictly, speaking, Germany, and Polander are also Baltic states because they have lodged, you know, borders with the Baltic, but historically Estonia in the north let in the middle, and when you in the south have been lumped together Estonia, Latvia became wealthy nations in the past because the ports in Talinn and Riga. Remained mostly ice free. Winter something kids try to exit across the Baltic. And in medieval times Luthuania had a huge empire that stretched as far as the Black Sea and out across to multi. But of course, we such strong neighbors around and they've been a punching bag in Roslyn full of impact is for the past couple of hundred years they've been largely closed the rest of the world because of occupation and oppression by the Russians is in the Cy Joseph Stalin, then Hitler's Nazis, and then just in again at the back for another guy. Yeah. Modern Europeans now a little bit. The must have because Lyndon radio became popular with stag parties back in the eighties. And it's nice things which have conspired to keep the Baltics off the travel writer. They did have a reputation for Soviet grimness grimness a shape drinking spot for bucks potties and women. Dancing in peasantry's, the traditional dresses, very popular. Yeah. That's all true. But as we're about to learn there's a lot about these three sip. Nations which make them an ideal. Keisha for the independent adventure traveler. Yeah. But we will touch on that dark side when we chat with Jesse about the KGB museum. Kate will share five things she wishes she knew before going to Latvia with her partner Mark award winning travel writer, rob McFarland joins us to chat about the holiday blues fifty seasons. I know you do, but let's kick off with Amy who had a date with the devil in with the wanian. So one thing I've learned about you is that wherever you travel you like to do it on a bike. So why did you have a date with the devil in Lithuania on a bike? I don't know. I mean. It just happened. Can I say doesn't that always go with dates he kind of just happens? I mean, I like bikes I think cycling's really good grades to she places. It's it's lower much lower than driving of MRI but a little bit faster than walking. And he can it's kind of midway me. And it just happens that the devil with this cipher is listening. Let's explain who the DVD's well, so in Lithuania, there is a place. The Karenni spits, which is essentially a little a little a massive sandbank that runs along the coast of this Wayne. Yeah. And on there. There's always thing legends of a giant giant lady who protected coast by foreign Shanta. And of course, we go these legends choice back people who this which is November forest in this way, Nanan as dot creatures sky devils, parenting the bus so what they've created is this forest of legends. You could say forest a focal where local artists have carved out wooden sculptures. And that tells the stories of as folklore, so it's not justify grow of this particular giants, but it's also, you know, older witches they're and all these other stories today with the lands surrounding end. They for some reason. Included Mussa who is a development, of course. And or the icy hid nine and also he skate to hell, so he's pretty much sitting in front of skates. And apparently, you could go and kiss me become you could potentially win the which is you see contests. So why not? The kiss Lucifer how to unite that you've won. I mean, this is folklore had he won the which is really it's I don't know still waiting for the pepperoni to counter and..

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"baltic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Who was this woman, even for art experts, this likely probable, founder of modern abstraction was a mystery. I saw many many exhibitions on modernism in that period. And I thought it's very unlikely I come across someone who is as important as him out of tin was and so it really struck me that this artist was completely unknown to me. Julia Voss is an art historian in Berlin. Who is now writing the first substantial biography on Helmuth Clint, she says HAMAs story begins in eighteen sixty two in Stockholm where she's born into a family of naval officers family were actually the makers of the big now chops and of the Baltic Sea. And what they what you've actually do you make something that is hidden because it's underwater you make it visible for other people. And I think that's very compatible to what? She's doing she also makes a world that is hidden to other people visible to them. She attended the Royal Academy during the early years of when they let women into the Royal Academy. Tracy bash Goff is the curator of the Helmuth Clint exhibition at the Guggenheim. She would have been trained as a traditional painter in done sort of classical drawing painting exercises making landscapes portraits. I mean when she studied at the academy, she got the gold medal for history painting, which is absolutely extraordinary for woman in the eighteen eighties. So I think that would have been a career pass there. But she wasn't interested in nineteen thousand six she starts completely new thing. So in one thousand nine hundred six Helmuth Clint begins a whole new artistic and professional venture one. That would be a total, right. Turn from her strict academic education. But what's interesting is that the timing isn't coincidental. There is a lot going on at this moment. The turn.

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"baltic" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE

Talk 650 KSTE

12:59 min | 3 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE

"Justin Wheeler is joining us. Justin is part of my research team. He watches the economy and kind of the overall global scope of technology, and the everything everything that we're talking about basically and tries to tie it all together. And I wanted to bring him in today and talked a little bit about what's just happened in China that no one is talking about. I mean, we can talk about Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump locking horns fine. Don't do the state of the union. I think America will cheer. That's not a punishment. Nancy? That's a present. But you're going to hear a lot of coverage on that. That's not important. This is listen. So. Yeah. Over the last several days just some really interesting kind of red flag signals coming out of the Asian markets to really important reports came out we've had significant drops in the Baltic dry index, which is one of the global indices that a lot of analysts will look at it. And certainly one that we track here. But it had its what what is the Baltic dry index in case be the no. So this is all of the shipping that comes out of the Baltic Sea in terms of industrial production grain, and you look at that index for what is happening in that sector of the world, the Eurasian sector of the world for everything that they're manufacturing and exporting to the world economies like Korea, Singapore, certainly some of the former Soviet states produced significant amounts of steel of other commodities grain and they export that to the world. And they're heavily reliant on those exports for their income, whereas we're consuming income. They're heavy expert incomes. So the Baltic says something that world economy's really need to pay attention to when there is a slowdown in that index. And it's reported every month that is a very strong sign that there is a slowdown in manufacturing globally. People. Don't need the iron ore and people don't need the other commodities other coming out of those markets. And then very specific economies like Korea, South Korea, and Singapore are two of the largest technology manufacturers in the world in terms of exporters and both of those countries reported a slowdown pretty significantly the Baltic dry index dropped by seventeen percent hold on one month, which was the largest Trump drop in one month since the financial crisis of two thousand nine so fairly significant warning sign in something that, you know, certainly if you are invested in stocks overseas and equity markets overseas, definitely something to be paying close attention to the thing that I found really disturbing is the amount of money that China has now just poured in to their economy. Now, we do this with the fed, and it's it's not healthy. But we did this with the fed with. I want say tarp it it's not tar pits. What is it? Not stimulus when we were pouring it in. Yes. Yes. Quantitative easing. Thank you quantitative easing. We did this for several years. And we were putting about eighty billion dollars a month, and basically printing money and throwing it into the economy to stimulate things. Or or buying bad assets. And putting them under an umbrella of of assets when they were bad they were failed crap. And that way, you could pump money into the system. Well, we thought it was dangerous to do eighty billion dollars a month. To the tune of about three to four trillion dollars, right and the end quantitative easing. That's where we've ended up. So the fed has been slowly unwinding its balance sheet is dumping now. Fifty billion dollars a month. To the market. So it's selling off the debt it had acquired, right? And it's selling those back into the market. So we we did we did anywhere between four and seven trillion dollars. And that was insane. In the last four days. China has pumped fifty trillion dollars into their market fifty five zero and it's effectively the same mechanism. So what China is doing is. They are the central Bank. The People's Bank of China is printing money to buy assets. Now, that's the way they refer to these things they are buying bonds corporate bonds, mostly in government backed companies, so, you know, very different from how we are in the United States, but mostly it is a central Bank buying bonds to own part of companies that are already owned by the government anyway. So you have a Bank that's owned by the government printing money to buy bonds in banks that are owned by the government and China's claim for the last several days is that they've done a one point one trillion dollars of direct Bank bond buying to pump liquidity into the market. So that Chinese citizens have. Money to pull out of banks to pay their taxes. This is the shell game. That literally is in there is in their report. So think fifty trillion dollars in four days so people can pay their taxes. Why not just say you don't have pay your taxes is here the same money? It's the same money. So if anyone wants to look this up, this is publicly available report, it is called the People's Bank of China financial stability report two thousand eighteen and it just came out a few days ago, though. So no, we usually don't trust. You don't take these things at face value because they don't have to tell the truth. And so they usually make a lot of this stuff. You know, when it comes to how their economy is doing it cetera et cetera. It we take it with a grain of salt. So they say it's always in their favor, though, was always in their favor. Stronger harassed. So when they're telling you, bad news. It's really bad. And so here's how they've done this. If you look at the first few pages of this report, you'll see tables where the Chinese government is claiming that the balance sheet of the People's Bank of China is six trillion dollars. That's what's on balance sheet. Very much like are fed does our central Bank says we have four trillion dollars of assets. Again, we printed money to buy bonds of assets on our balance sheet now, so you remember the sympathies in context in two thousand eight remember all those crappy loans all the CD Ozark orchids backed securities all the crap that was not worth anything that everybody was defaulting on those were the assets that we bought the troubled asset relief pro correct? So they bought all of those troubled assets and said, no, no, no, we're going to Chinese up. It's really not that bad, and we're going to count them as gold over here. So we've got these assets. That's what China's doing except to the tune of fifty trillion. But wait, there's more. So the the interesting thing is to find this this money, the fifty trillion dollars that they've just reported for the first time. It's the first time it's been in this report you actually have to dig to page sixty four. So again, anyone can go download this it's widely available but on page sixty four of the financial stability report of the peak of People's Bank of China or two thousand eighteen you can find this data in addition to the fifty trillion they've had added they already had forty two trillion and they record these as off balance sheet assets, not on balance sheet. So that everyone knows what they are. They are off balance sheet assets, totaling ninety two trillion going back all the way to the financial crisis. There's a second set of books. Now, if China is admitting this imagine how bad it actually is. What do you think is happening in China? And how much of this has to do with trade? And what does that mean to the average person here? So China is a very interesting market when you think about bankers who work for state owned banks, and when you think about. Companies the president's and and accountants for these companies that are also state owned. They know they're running bad loans. But if you run a bad loaning, China, you go to jail, if you do bad bad-loan here, you just get out of the market, and you know, no one trusts you with money anymore. China you and your family end up in prison if your loan defaults. So what China does is just continues to refinance old loans that were going bad and weren't performing and couldn't possibly raise new debt on the open market, and they just print new money to roll over these old loans. So it is not new financial assets that the central Bank is buying its loans from eight years ago, we're still bad and art performing and they just refinance that loan for another five years and just keep rolling and rolling and rolling it. The interesting thing of the ninety two trillion dollars of off balance sheet assets. And this will be familiar to us because of the the two thousand eight two thousand nine financial crisis about sixty four trillion of that ninety two trillion is mortgage backed securities. Oh my gosh. That is what the Chinese central Bank is continuing to refinance are all of these ghosts cities that they are just rolling over those loans over and over and over again. So what we did to the tune of a few trillion dollars. They've done to the tune of sixty four trillion. So what does that mean to the average person? What should that tell you? Right now, there's about twenty two trillion dollars of foreign investment money in China. So this is money that came from businesses private investors in the United States. It came from hedge funds. It comes from our central Bank and other large banks in the US investing in China. It comes from companies like apple that have significant investments in those markets, and when China begins to unravel those assets will not be allowed offshore the twenty trillion dollars of investment that sits in China from the outside half of it from the United States, China will just seize that they'll just say you can't take this money back that money has to stay here. So there is a significant risk profile for a lot of companies apple probably being at the top of that list. As far as I'm concerned of companies have invested massive amounts of their US-based capital or western based capital and have invested it in China for manufacturing purposes of China's starts to go unstable. I mean, what is the what do you have any idea yet on what you think the straw? That's going to break the camel's back. Is it going to be Brexit is going to be uprisings in Europe? Will it be Germany or Italy or China or Russia oil with Saudi Arabia? What what is these are great points? Any number of these could be that spark that really starts the fire. Certainly Italy is is in a serious banking crisis. Right now that that it's just seems like it's been ongoing. So no one's talking about. But it has gotten so much worse. Just in the last twelve months compared to where it was Saudi Arabia. Other great example, taking on billions of dollars of debt basically every month because they're they need oil to be seventy five to eighty dollars a barrel to be profitable with it. Saudi Arabia is in trouble. Saudi arabia. Saudi Arabia goes unstable God help anyone in the Middle East. They like them don't like them. They are stability. So this is them being stable. I understand. Imagine what it's like when they're not stable. They're like capturing other family members and holding them hostage at the four seasons. This is the time because they need money taking their money taking the money. So we are on the edge of something. And we just had who was it. That was on the show last week to that said we are looking at a category six storm, and I asked him where would you put the great depression, and he said the category five so he's he was predicting something much more significant than the great depression. I feel that is coming as well. But I am a catastrophe. I what to you with all of the research that you do and you're pretty optimistic guy. You're just a realist. What do you think is coming? Sure, we certainly could see something on the scale of the great depression over the next several years. It is certainly possible. What has been amazing even though? We're seeing a significant economic slowdown globally right now is how resilient the US markets have continued to be awesome. They've gained back. Fifty percent of what they lost from September October. As now been recovered. We are a key Fibonacci ratio as far as that recovery goes. So as long as you have assets invested in the United States, especially safe assets here, you're probably weather that storm as well. As anywhere you could in the world. Justin. Thank you very much..

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"baltic" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"baltic" Discussed on AP News

"The Baltic nation of Estonia is working on an ambitious plan to make its government completely digital is. Tony is national. Digital adviser says the goal is to reduce bureaucracy increase transparency and boost economic growth as more countries shift their services, online, Estonia's experiment. Physical limps of how interacting with the state might be full future. Generations is Tunisia has so far created one platform that supports electronic authentication and digital signatures to enable paperless communications across both the private and public sectors. There was still a few things you can't do electrically in Estonia, Mary do who will transfer property. And that's only because the government has decided it was important to turn up in person for some big life events where since domestic security agency says it's arrested a US citizen on espionage charges as AP correspondent serious. Shaklee reports the Russian foreign ministry's of the US embassy was duly notified about the arrest. The federal security service. The toll KGB successor agency said that the American man was detained in Moscow on Friday day, Jesse said in a statement that was caught doing an espionage operation, but they didn't give any details. The state pta's newsagency identify the detained man as Paul spying charges. Carry prison sentence of up to twenty years in Russia. The US embassy in Moscow had no immediate comment. I'm Zaria shaklee. Aquaman turns in another strong showing, but the AP's Ed Donahue reports some films also saw post Christmas bump, the protector of the aquaman. Brought in more than fifty one million dollars in ticket sales a drop from its debut on the seas..

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