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"berlin wall" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"And he said, well, let's see what we really want to do. I should fight yet. So we did. I decided we'd parachute in and so he furnished most of the guys. And I furnished the leaders. We jumped into boop Frank. Did special forces have different rules of engagement? I really don't think so. I think we did everything as we saw fit to save our guys and do a good job at the same time. I don't remember any special rules or anything to do things you know what I mean. So especially in my core where we were strictly mountain yard infantry and my teams we had 12 camps and my 18 were 12 and they ran the whole show. Colonel, we're going to pause one more time when we come back. We'll talk about your time in Germany. The second time, not World War II, but when you were there in special forces, we'll be right back. Our guest is retired U.S. Army colonel Ludwig faced in hammer, I'm Greg corumba. This is veterans chronicles. This is veterans chronicles. I'm Greg. Our guest in this edition is retired U.S. Army colonel Ludwig faced in hammer. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, also special forces for some two decades. And sir, in the 1960s, you also spent some time in Germany with special forces. This is after the Berlin Wall went up and you were sent to a place called bad tolls, what was your assignment there? When I first came to bed tools, I was became a team leader in other words, I had 12 enlisted men working for me. It was a team starting weapons man intelligence, certain radio communication and right on down the line. And the other guys were just regular infantry weapons, but they learned all the jobs we had. Oh, our medic, our medical was very important. The thing that was good about me being in Germany is the mayor of bed tolls, new my grandfather, who owned a big dairy farm intake and see. And so when I got there and first met the who was the mayor of bad talks, well, it was like meeting your father. Your uncle and it was great. It was great. Well, from that time on, we had a heck of a nice operation because when I came back as a colonel then took over the place where I had no problem and not only that, being able to speak to the language a 100%, I didn't have any problems with my people or their people or anything. And we had a lot of soldiers and special forces who were allowed to go people. Those were the people that after World War II were offered to come as long as they spent time in the service, they would get their citizenship and so forth.
The Exponential Trend Line on the Gold Price
"So here we are with our gold price curve. Again, we've looked at this so much. Don't think I need to go over the history of the last 50 years. You have the timeline there. You can check prior videos. If you're interested, but here we have the interest rates going up to 22% during the Volcker years kind of pricking the gold bubble in the United States and gold being priced here in dollars and floating freely for the first time since bretton Woods collapsed ten years prior. Gold actually peaked at about $850 an ounce for about two seconds and then in 1980 and then in December of 1980. Paul Volcker took interest rates to 22%. And then from here we had a falling interest rate period all during this period, the great moderation it was called some people called it the end of history at certain times. We had the Soviet Union ended the Berlin Wall fell. All sorts of great things for freedom, but this also happened during a falling interest rate environment, which is quite different from now. And then of course we have the global financial crisis and then gold popping back up in price. First and 2011. And again, in recent years, during COVID. So the current price as of a few days ago, December 31st, 2022, $1812 per Troy, ounce. And again, remember way back in August 1971, when many economists thought that gold would go to zero, gold was a deep pegging, the brenton Woods agreement was falling apart, the Nixon shock, the Smithsonian agreement ended. Even though they still statutorily have a value for gold on the books in the United States, there is nothing tying the dollar to gold. On the books of the United States, nor anywhere else in the world for that matter. And that all ended in the early 1970s. And then we had gold pretty much for the first time floating freely in the market. In the last 50 years.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
The Latest News About Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips
"I want to give you an update on Catherine engelbrecht and Greg Phillips of true the vote. It appears that they are still day two in jail. And they have been thrown in jail by a Texas judge because they have they are unwilling to provide the name of a confidential informant that put them on the trail of the election software company conic. a Chinese American named Eugene U now, if you go on truth social and I hope all of you have accounts at truth social, it's important for us to help build up alternative platforms. I realized that Twitter is the Berlin Wall is coming down on Twitter, which is a very good thing, but we want insurance. We want to make sure we have safe platforms where we can speak our mind and now on truth social Catherine and Greg have accounts through the vote has an account there. Follow them. And Catherine has a recorded message, which I listen to this morning. It's a very poignant and strong message. Basically saying, number one, we're okay. Number two, don't take your eye off the ball, don't worry about us right now. We're gonna be fine. Really focus on getting the word out before the election. So kind of a last minute appeal to be involved and to spread the message and to vote. Don't miss out on this critical opportunity to change the direction of the country. And then through the vote also sent out a kind of an email to its friends and supporters of obviously were included Debbie's on the list. And I want to go through that briefly. It says number one that true the vote became aware that 2 million election workers had their private data and by piper data, we mean poll worker names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, bank account numbers, all of this is in a database. And that Eugene knew and conic were allegedly storing this on Chinese servers. For 15 months, Catherine and Gregg worked with FBI field agents in Texas on this kind of operation. And then one of their FBI informants told them listen the FBI office in Washington D.C. AKA the whole corrupt shebang in Washington knows about this now and they're turning the operation against you.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"berlin wall" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Dot com. Coming up, I'm going to try to make sense of the weird Paul Pelosi incident. To try to provide a plausible explanation for something that's being blamed on the maga movement. Twitter has become fun again. It almost feels to me like how eastern Europeans felt when the Berlin Wall came down. I'll talk about that. I'll review a judge's order that Catherine engelbrecht and Greg Phillips should go to jail today. Until they reveal the name of a confidential source in the conic case and movie producer Kathy aylin joins me, we're going to talk about her film roe V wade. This is the dinesh just who's a show. America needs this voice. The times are crazy, and a time of confusion, division, and lies. We need a brave voice of recent understanding and truth. This is the dinesh d'souza podcast. The incident involving Paul Pelosi gets weirder and weirder and it's also an incident in which the facts appear to change, or at least the reporting of facts, both from the police and from the media. Seem to alter based upon whether or not the facts fit a kind of given narrative. Now, let's start with the facts as initially presented. You have a guy who shows up to attack Paul Pelosi. Evidently, in his underwear. So not only is Paul Pelosi in his underwear, no surprise, it's his own house. It's two in the morning, but the assailant is reportedly in his underwear. Wow. Then when the police show up supposedly, the two men both have a hammer. Not one hammer, but two hammers. And the assailant attacks Paul Pelosi, not before he's not lying on the floor, but while the police are there. That's odd. How did the police know to get there? Paul Pelosi made a phone call and the phone call was, he said, from his bathroom. So according to Paul Pelosi, he went to the bathroom, he took a quote bathroom break from the assailant. He's under assault. He goes, hold on, I gotta go to the bathroom. The guy led some evidently. Paul Pelosi says his phone was charging in the bathroom, and in the bathroom he's able to make a phone call. Now that makes no sense. But granted that maybe this happened that way, Paul Pelosi then tells the police and we can hear this on the police recording the police a summarizing what Paul Pelosi told him and what he said is the guy's name is David. He names him. And then he says he is, quote, a friend, a friend. Now this is on the recording. You can go listen to it.
The Charlie Kirk Show
Elon Musk Officially Owns Twitter
"Elon Musk now owns Twitter. The head of Twitter is gone. Their entire sensorship regime is gone. It is like the liberation of France from the national socialist Workers Party. It's like the fall of the Berlin Wall. The censorship Stasi, the Gestapo that excommunicated the Babylon bee and doctor Malone and Donald Trump and the restriction on speech. It is gone. Because of who, a man that the entire uni party can't control. Now, the story of Elon Musk is such an interesting one. And I am by no means a Musk apologist. There's plenty of things he says and does that I don't like his business in China, neurolink. There's all sorts of stuff. However, Musk is doing something that we have been hitting on this program for quite some time. We believe in hierarchies because we believe in reality. In nature, you are going to have hierarchies. There'll be some people that are richer than others, some people that are smarter than others. Some people that are better at sports, some people that are better at making music. Some people are performing drama or acting. A law of nature is the pareto principle. There will be a small amount of people that owns and produces a lot of stuff. By definition, you're going to have elites. The Marxist egalitarian promise of utopian future is nonsense. You're never going to have that. That's why Marxism always results in smaller and smaller groups of people controlling a lot more and more.
Stuff You Should Know
"berlin wall" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Too. Yeah, well, not only that, but it's been corrupt over the years. The management of these ruins, a lot of the structures of collapsed over time completely and gone away. And then finally, in 2012, the EU and the Italian government finally got together and said, listen, we need to really reinvest in this find here. And it's called the great Pompeii project, and they invested about a hundred €105 million to try and repair and preserve what they have left. I'm surprised they haven't closed down more parts of it. Because like you said, you can still go everywhere, but what they have done is restored a lot of these frescoes and mosaics like you were saying. A lot of the best work has been done in the last 5 years. Yeah, easily to try and get this thing preserved as much as they can at this point. Yeah, and one of the things that got him going was the gladiator school, which is a pretty big structure that housed the gladiators where they trained in town. And it crumbled. It fell. It turned into ruins. Because it had gotten eroded, I think, by drainage. And one of the things they were figuring out now is that there was a pretty decent sewer system underneath these towns, but that pyroclastic flow covered it all up. So the water has nowhere to go, but over the ruins and over the last 150 years, it's eroded some of these buildings. That's another thing they're dealing with too. Yeah. And I don't know if you set it up at the herculaneum conservation project. Did you mention that? The great pompei or the herculaneum. The herculaneum. No. So there's like a model for dealing with these sites to preserve these sites and it's in herculaneum. It was apparently worse off than Pompeii for a long time. And the public private partnership took control of the thing. And now it's like the model of how to rescue sites like this. So it's possible that Pompeii project will be successful. And in like 20 years, there will probably be walkways everywhere that are raised above ground and you won't be able to touch anything. I would guess if you want to be able to touch Pompeii, you should go in the next few years because I don't think they're going to keep allowing that for much longer if you want to touch Pompeii. If you want to touch it, you got anything else? Nope. Well, this Pompeii man we did it finally. That's right. Okay, well, if you want to touch Pompeii, you should go to Pompeii. And in the meantime, while you're waiting to do that, you should type Pompeii into the search bar how stuff works dot com, which will bring up this great article by the graph store and since I said grapes there's time for listener mail. I'm going to call this artifacts and monuments from Germany. Hey guys, just finished the episode on public monument removal. And it was fantastic as usual. It made me think of the monument removal and other parts of the world. In particular, in Germany, it comes to mind because I studied German all through high school and college did a study abroad there for a summer. The way Germans treat their Nazi history is different. And by no means an expert, but as I understand it, they do everything in their power to prevent their citizens from idolizing or idealizing Nazi Germany. You can't buy mein kampf, which I think that's true, isn't it? I think so. There are no statues or monuments of any kind. They're not sanitizing their history or pretending it didn't happen, but they don't want to commemorate it either. Anyway, in honor of today being the day, the Berlin Wall has been gone. Longer than it was up, I'd like to recommend that you see the movie goodbye, Lenin, if you haven't never seen it, it's great, it takes place when the Berlin Wall comes down in the first year or so after during German reunification, funny and thoughtful and sad and just really, really good. It's one of my favorite movies and no spoilers, but it has my favorite scene ever of a monument being removed. And I looked it up, it was, I think it was nominated for Golden Globe for best foreign film and a host of other baftas and European awards. So it looks pretty good. Look forward to the new episodes, and that is from Ellie. Nice. Thanks a lot, Ellie. Appreciate that email. Very thoughtful. I don't think Germany was even allowed to have a flag for a while. Yeah. All right, well that's it. If you want to get in touch with us, you can tweet to us that that's why SK podcasts. You can send us an email to stuff podcast. How stuff works dot com. And as always, join us at our home on the web. Stuff you should know dot com. Stuff you should know is a production of iHeartRadio. For more podcasts, my heart radio, visit the iHeartRadio app. Apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. What's up, everybody? It's Xavier from the tramp nerds podcast. 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The Eric Metaxas Show
How Author Kay Rubacek Came to Study Communism in China
"Heard me over the months and years. Express my concern for what people suffer in communist countries like China, specifically and how some of those Marxist ideas have infiltrated America and I thought it would be good for all of us if I could get as my guest. Who is an author, a filmmaker, a journalist who's written on these subjects and has a book out called who are I'm sorry, who are China's Walking Dead, a personal journey into the strange world of communist culture and officialdom, K rubic. Am I saying that correctly? You are saying that correctly. And it's not America's Walking Dead yet, but it's where we would be if that was a let it go too far. Freudian slip. Who are China's Walking Dead? Well, what is your story? How do you come to be writing about the horrors of communist China? You grew up, I can tell from your accent in Australia. Yeah, correct? I did. Born and raised in what was at the time a wonderful free land. And but my family actually escaped communism from three countries over three generations. First in the 1920s in Russia, under the Soviet communism and then my father was born and raised in China, communism took over there and he had to escape during the so called great famine that killed 45 million people. And my husband here escaped former Czechoslovakia under the Eastern European bloc before the Berlin Wall fell. So but the thing is I was never taught about communism. We're not really taught about the crimes of communism in school. So even growing up onto this with this history, I didn't have access to that information. So it was really only when I became a human bit of a human rights activist and I went to China and stood up for persecution over there and I spent a day in a Chinese prison that I really came face to face with the regime and
AP News Radio
Russian media: Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev dead at 91
"Russian media reports Mikhail Gorbachev the last leader of the Soviet Union has died He was 91 He was in power less than 7 years but Gorbachev unleashed a breathtaking series of changes Mister Gorbachev tear down this wall It included the freeing of Eastern European nations from Russian domination and the toppling of the Berlin Wall years later Gorbachev said the end of the Cold War was a moment in history for global cooperation and problem solving but it didn't happen The west and particularly the United States declared victory in the Cold War Euphoria and triumphalism went to the heads of western leaders Gorbachev resigned in 1991 the Soviet Union later collapsed News organizations quoted a statement saying Gorbachev died after a long illness I'm Ed Donahue
The Book Review
"berlin wall" Discussed on The Book Review
"Is there MO. That's a great great description. It's funny because canals guard is on certain levels of the perfect comparison and I had mentioned Jeff dyer earlier. He's sort of a, it's almost like Jeff dyer with the humor bleached out, but and I know the humor is very important to you Dwight, but career is more funny and I don't know if Molly will agree with this and she has a great sense of humor, but like a Werner Herzog sort of unintentional funny where he just takes things so seriously and gets so irritated by things. I guess it's like a European Larry David or something. Yes, yes. He is both intentionally and unintentionally funny, which is a rare combination in people. That is also very well said, okay, so getting back to yoga, the book, there is one wrinkle of it that's really interesting because he's obviously, you know, he has a cult in the U.S. for sure, but he's a giant, I think writer celebrity in France. And this book was published there a couple years ago. And it was published to not just raves and analysis, but to controversy in a way that involves speaking of canal scar that involved him and his ex-wife, what was that all about? So his ex-wife is herself a journalist and it came out that they divorced before the book was published in France. And around the time of the book's publishing, his ex-wife published an article in the French edition of Vanity Fair, excoriating him for what she said was a failure to adhere to a contract that they had signed and this is such an interesting kind of unprecedented contract, but in apparently one of the terms of their divorce was that he signed a piece of paper agreeing to run past her any appearances that she would make in his writing. So this is a woman who had appeared many, many times in his writing intimately, but when they divorced, she didn't want to leave him with the ability to feature her as a character using her name in his works. And they signed a contract which stipulated that I think she would be able to review manuscripts and if she had objections to the way that she was presented or her presence at all, then he would edit them out or change them. And so it sounded like from her article, she was alleging that he had put up a resistance or significant resistance to this when she came back to him with requests to be removed from yoga and there was an outcry in France where some people were saying this is appalling infringement on artistic freedom and other people saying, well, it makes perfect sense that she wouldn't want her full name and intimate details to be used in a book which many people would read as nonfiction even if it was labeled as fiction. Is there a sense that have things been edited out of this book from the French version to more adhere to that contract or it's unclear? I haven't read the French version. So I can't do a paragraph by paragraph assessment, but there are omissions and it does have the quality of something that's been censored or that things have been lifted out of, and he Emmanuel queer alludes to that. He'll say something like then a crisis happened and I can't tell you what it was. Moving on. And you can piece together that probably the crisis was marriage related. So you're a career head. This is squarely a win for fans. Yes, it might not be his one or two best for you, but this is you pushing it into the hands of career fans? Yeah. It's to the 80th power. I feel like when people encounter him they either totally love him or they absolutely hate him and it's almost like a lactose intolerance where that's just an involuntary response and I would say that the people who love him will welcome this book with open arms and the people who can't tolerate him don't even need to pick it up. You call him I think at some point the opposite of an acquired taste. You're either going to get it immediately or you're just going to hate him forever. You also, I just want to quote another sentence from your review, which is really great. You said his conversational prose style, which can impart the treacherous delusion that you reader might also become a famous novelist if you simply typed up 100% of your internal monologue and hit spell check. And that's exactly the experience you get reading and just that he must have this brilliant internal thing going all the time that he just spools out onto the page. So let's have listeners again what you reviewed this week. I review memoirs by Robert Lowell. And I reviewed yoga by Emmanuel carrere. Remember, there's more at NY times dot com slash books. And you can always write to us at books at NY times dot com. The book review podcast is produced by the great Pedro rosado from head stepper media. Thanks for listening. For The New York Times, I'm John Williams.
The Book Review
"berlin wall" Discussed on The Book Review
"No grace, no forget us. There are a lot of ways that different kids and their temperaments might react to both the desolation of the place the serve remoteness of it, the loneliness of it, and some of the abuser witnessing, you became pretty quickly a pretty tough kid and guy. I mean, if I'm reading the book correctly, you're smoking cigarettes at 8 or 9, is that right? Smuggling them in the forest walks. Very quickly, it became apparent to me that I could steal cigarettes at the country store and that lets me smoking at a very young age and then by 12 I am drinking and I've realized that I can trade those cigarettes for different things and eventually I'm doing mushrooms, smoking weed. There's not a lot of kids out there so there's a regional school that four towns pour into and it's literally middle graders all through seniors. So very quickly once I was in that situation, I was befriending 18 year olds because I knew I wanted to get away from my house. They would usually have trucks so that led to me growing up very quickly. And breaking into houses and you're stealing from stores, you're drinking, you and your friends start a Fight Club at one point, so you're getting knocked around. What are your teenage years like into sort of the late teens, early 20s? What is your young adulthood start to look like? That is another pivotal moment for me almost in the same way that 8 was a pivotal moment and that move was a pivotal moment. Because I want to be clear, eventually my father does make his way out of the city. We do come back together as a family. I think my mother and I's relationship, although incredibly difficult, also brought us almost incredibly close and slowly but surely, I mean, after some very difficult moments her attempting suicide multiple times, violence in the home. They do start to get better. I think they start to realize that they can figure out a way to leave their life. But around that time is around the time that I'm 12. And that's when I start to get worse. It's this realization that I had, I slowly understood that the childhood I had just had was not a normal one and not in the way that was fun, like it was a Boston, but truly in a way that I realized I was very angry about. So I immediately started acting out. But I also, again, I always knew and my parents had instilled in me this love of writing, this love of books, this love of education, from a very early age. Anytime we moved to none of the furniture came, but their milk creates a milk crates of milk creative books came. And I want to give them credit for that because the other thing I knew was that if I got good grades in school, I was less likely to get in trouble. But again, with the ways that I was acting out, eventually that did protect me. I got into a fight right there in the middle of the hallway. And I get an in school suspension because they knew, at that point, other adults in my life were starting to figure out that maybe things weren't so hot at home. So they knew they didn't want to send me home for that week. So they gave me an in school suspension. And it was during that time period that I actually befriended secretaries at the school librarians, and those women came together in such a meaningful way. And understood that I could maybe potentially go to college would be a great example. I wasn't planning on going to college, but maybe there was a world in which in a better system, I would be flourishing and not floundering. And so there was a local boarding school. It offered scholarships, full scholarships to local kids that showed potential, especially even local kids who showed potential, but maybe were a little rough around the edges. They helped me apply for it, and that's that pivotal moment. All of a sudden I go from this very desolate situation to the privilege of a New England boarding school. But as you get older, you work at a bar you befriend other tough customers. It's funny to me because as someone who knows you, we haven't met before this moment, but I've watched your career and I know you as part of the literary community and you radiate a positive energy let's put it that way and you frequently talk about the importance of community and the bonds between people and how important that is. I'm wondering what that balance was like between you almost seem like someone who had been a Fight Club but kind of smiling through it. Did you always have an effervescence beneath or coexisting with the anger or did you go through a phase where you were just completely bitter and angry and you kind of came out of it and your personality changed? I think I learned at a very young age to stay in touch with what quote unquote and this is my therapist, which I start therapy three years ago and that's really in this book and really helped me with so much of this. But I can almost see her nodding her head now because there's no such thing as positive and negative emotions. But at the time I really thought there was. So I was really tuned in to what I would consider positive emotions because in a way I knew that was a way again to keep me out of trouble. I knew that if I was walking around just like incredibly upset all the time people would immediately know that there was something wrong at home and that's something I felt shame about. I wanted to hide that. And then especially going into a boarding school setting, I learned how to act a certain way and I would start acting that way at boarding school because there were all these opportunities for me. I barely been out of the state. I had never been on a plane. And all of a sudden, kids who liked me would take me on trips with them. I was going to all these incredible places. And I knew that if I acted a certain way, you know, again, not overly thankful, but definitely not ungrateful. That could get me further in life. And so I did have general positivity, and I want to be clear that positivity is real. But what I didn't have was any connection to these other real and most emotions, which as an adult, I am realizing are just as important. I would lock my anger away. And then it would come out in very weird ways. I would lock my sadness away. And then it would come out in all these different weird ways. And to get to what you're saying about the bar, it was my therapist who once told me first really pointed it out to me. That basically the Catholic Church, my home, where places people would usually think of as safe were not. But I did then find safety and community. And this biker bar, the armory essay, which is a place that maybe people wouldn't assume. Someone so young would feel safe. But that became such a clear thing for me. Was I effervescent and smiling? Yes, I'll tell you right now. At zeitgeist, the bar, there's a guy taught who said, stop smiling so much. You're messing with our tips. Don't get me wrong. I was always that. I wish I could paint some picture of me dark and brooding, but no, I was smiling, but what it really was me trying to hide so much of what had happened. My last question is about the title because the word dirtbag when I was a kid on Long Island that word got tossed around a lot. It is not the most, there are worse, but that's not the most PC word. And so there's something to me that feels like you're reclaiming it in a way in the title. What does that word mean to you and also what does this book maybe on the most general broad levels have to say about people who might be called that or macho men or men in America in general? It is absolutely that a reclaiming, but I want to give a quick shout out to Jason diamond, who's a wonderful writer and author, because he's the one that came up with this title, which is a fantastic title. I was joking. I lived in a town called the athol, Massachusetts, which everyone
The Book Review
"berlin wall" Discussed on The Book Review
"Got a hold of a directory with home phone numbers of some of these Stasi far and intelligence people. And they started cold calling them, like salesmen. What happened to the world of espionage after the fall of the Berlin Wall? Dan fesperman is here to talk about his latest thriller, winter work. You see my life on paper, do you think, oh, something that's growing up in a soup kitchen and in an unhoused shelter, those must have been a tough years. But those were actually the best years of my life. Isaac Fitzgerald discusses his new memoir, dirtbag, Massachusetts. Plus, Liz Harris has news from the publishing world, and Dwight Garner and male young will talk about books they've recently reviewed. This is the book review podcast. It's July 29th. I'm John Williams. Dan fesperman is the author of many acclaimed thrillers set all around the world. His latest his 13th is winter work, and he started to talk about it. Dan, nice to have you here. Thanks, great to be here. So this is a thriller. And so we will not dampen any of the thrills by giving away too much. But let's talk about the basic setup of the story. Where do we start the book? We begin just a few months after the Berlin Wall has come down. It's early 1990. Everything in the former East Germany is in chaos and we're zeroing in on Amal Grimm, who was high up in the Stasi's foreign intelligence service. And he's already been locked out of his office. He's about to get his last paycheck. He's has a wife who's disabled and he's fled to a Dutch up in the Woods of a small village just north of Berlin to kind of collect himself and wonder what he does next because he might even be facing prosecution from the West German government. And so in the first scene, he's strolling in a forest near this dacha this small home that he lives in. And what happens in that scene? He comes across the body of a colleague who also has a dacha and has moved up to the Woods and a colleague from foreign intelligence. Someone who he's had a closer working relationship with anyway, maybe a little distant personally at times. But to his dismay, it is already marked off as a murder scene and instead of finding the police there, he finds other members of the Stasi from a special branch that deal with politically sensitive crimes, even though they should be just as out of business as he is. So he's upset. He's puzzled by what's going on, and he's trying to figure out what this means for his own future. Is it particularly tricky or time consuming to decide how to open novels like the ones you write, I assume that there's some pressure to really grab people and to give them a sense of the things that are at stake in the kind of world we're inhabiting. Yeah, there really is because you feel more and more of that pressure to kind of open, not literally with a bang, but with something that will grab people's attention because you feel like attention spans are a little shorter than they used to be. I think my training as a foreign correspondent and a journalist when you were always taught that the lead was all important. And I think that does help and also the nut graph and things like that. You find yourself applying some of those principles, but in a much broader way and I hope in a much more leisurely and enticing way. Do you find yourself experimenting in your head not necessarily writing a bunch of different scenes, but do you find yourself thinking about different ways you could open and it takes you a bit to land on the right one or does it tend to come to you fairly quickly? It's different with everyone, but with all of them, there tends to be this epiphany or this moment where you a certain not so much a scenario occurs to you, but a sentence, a phrase, a description and it can happen while you're eating lunch, it can happen at two in the morning when you wake up and you have to scramble in the dark for a notebook and write it down. And then in the morning you might love it in the morning, you might say, wow, as I think, but it usually revolves around for me at least one phrase that kind of opens up the possibilities for me. Oh, interesting, rather than a scene or a visual, it's a phrase. So the Stasi the very large and brutal security service in East Germany is obviously thrown into pretty tumultuous moment when the wall comes down. This wasn't something that was a planned de acceleration or anything. So what happens to the Stasi than the immediate aftermath of the Berlin Wall coming down? What's the state of it? The first thing they do is they start shredding documents as fast as they can. Destroying other documents in other ways, shipping off copies of some sensitive material that they think that they're sort of brother agency and the KGB might want a copy of. And then their second reflex is becomes more personalized depending on who did what. They start thinking, all right, what am I going to do to save my own skin here? And Grimm is thinking about that himself, paint a little bit of a portrait of him in terms of his, you know, is he a very loyal person? Does he feel disillusioned by the Stasi as he sort of ready to tell the secrets because he's putting himself first? He began as a very loyal employee, but became disillusioned over the years for a reason that a fair number of them, including his old boss, Marcus Wolfe. He's become disillusioned with what he has seen as the failure to deliver on all of the promises of the regime. The emptiness of the slogans of the regime and frankly the degree to which the Stasi on its domestic side was interfering in snooping into everyone's lives in this population of 17 million people. You may be had about at the top, maybe 1 million people informing on fellow citizens and he tries to hold himself above that as a foreign intelligence operative, but he realizes he's a part of it as well. And a certain sense of shame has developed over the years as well. So from about 30,000 feet, what are the mechanics of the plot as the book moves forward, he comes into contact with Americans at some point, what does that relationship like and what's the drama at the center of the book? The drama at the center of the book is amyl trying to survive, but also this American who comes into this scene, most closely to him, Claire sailor who has been called in by the CIA because the CIA at this time, there was a moment in The White House where the president at the time, George H. W. Bush, who was a former CIA director. Was watching protesters in East Germany throw documents out the window of a Stasi office. And kind of said in an offhand way, I hope we're getting some of that. And there's no such thing really as an offhand remark by a president who used to run the CIA. So the CIA scrambled they sent a top official over to Berlin to say basically what are we doing about this? Are we getting their secrets before they disappear or before their shelf life is over? And so Claire is part of that mission to try to win this Cold War endgame of getting these secrets and finding out where all of East Germany's foreign agents were and who they were and what they were up to. And amel has connections with including with his recently killed colleague, lothar Fisher. Who he has access to possibly some of these deeper secrets. And so it becomes this cat and mouse between Clare sailor and able to try to negotiate some sort of deal, but in the meantime, there are other competitors, including some KGB people who also have access to some of those same secrets. And that's where it gets sticky and even dangerous for amyl and trying to negotiate his way forward. So was that comment by the first president Bush, the spark that set you on this book or was there a larger factor true story that you learned about
John Ondrasik: It's Simple on Why We Support Ukraine
"You Gary Sinise a handful of others What is it that draws you to this In other words you and I are on the same side of this thing I hear the Putin defenders in this country and it drives me crazy They're slaughtering these Ukrainians unprovoked and they're trying to fight for their lives It's good versus evil Isn't that what draws you to this To me it's pretty simple I think we have a lot of issues in this country that we can argue about But as you said sometimes it's just good versus bad And I talked to this guy sea spray the guy who saved Ben's from hall's life and I asked him the question like why do you do this And he just kind of looks at me and smirks because we know the answer It's the same reason we try to rescue the allies we abandoned in Afghanistan They're losing their freedom They're suffering under tyranny Ukraine of course Putin is trying to reconstitute the Soviet Union How could you not try to support them That's who we are We're Normandy right We're the Berlin Wall It's in our blood So one blessing for me being around these heroes is that it inspires me to be a better version of myself And I agree with you There's really there's no moral equivalency in Ukraine These people are being attacked destroyed atrocities And if we're not there supporting them I think the consequences move very far beyond Ukraine I don't want to be writing songs in Taiwan in two years And I don't want our soldiers on the Polish border fighting this war in two years So as you said to me it's not hard
The Eric Metaxas Show
We Must Thank Donald Trump for This Epic Moment in History
"Roe V wade, ladies and gentlemen, I want to tell you, roe V wade, I want to say this very clearly and strongly, we know that we thank God for everything that's good. But God also wants to give thanks to people who do the right thing. And if you voted for Donald Trump in 2016, you did the right thing. Because Donald Trump, people said he's not going to follow through. They were very cynical. And I understand that. But it turns out that he followed through on his commitment to appoint justices who treat the constitution as it ought to be treated as originalists. And because of Donald Trump and because of his three Supreme Court appointees, we had a 6 to three ruling overturning row V wade. This is utterly historic. The only thing that it can be compared to is the heroism of Ronald Reagan, which resulted in 89 the Berlin Wall coming down in 91, the Soviet Union being disbanded. In other words, in our lifetimes, there are just a few things. Every number of decades, perhaps you will see something that is epochal, EPO, this is epochal.
The Charlie Kirk Show
A Brief History of the English-American Experiment With Bill Federer
"Being the Americans, we kind of go into the private property direction, right? Yeah, so England tried a 15 year American experiment called the English Commonwealth. So the King Charles the first got defeated and 16 40 or so and got his head chopped off. In the glorious revolution. This is prior to that, but that is a key revolution in 1688. But this was like 1649 to 1660. It's called the English Commonwealth. It was an American experiment of a Commonwealth of covenant. They had no king. Oliver Cromwell refused to take the title of the king, he called himself lord protector. He did an okay job. He dies, his son, Richard, can't keep it together. And so William Penn's dad, sales he's an admiral. Sales over to Europe puts Charles the second on the throne brings him back and re Institutes the monarchy. And in exchange he gets in a state in Ireland and then he's a famous admiral and then of course his son found Pennsylvania. But so they had an American experiment for 15 years, but they brought the king back. America, because of a 3000 mile ocean, because Europe was the chessboard in America was sort of an afterthought. I mean, we lost money. It wasn't like Spanish gold anywhere. It was a loser. And because of that, the king said, look, just don't cost me any money and stay out of my hair. And so for almost a century and a half, the Americans got to practice self government, like training wheels. And that's the dilemma. We go into these countries, we get rid of Saddam Hussein. We give them a constitution identical to ours almost. And then one election cycle they vote in Sharia law. And we scratch our heads thinking gee, why didn't our farmer government work? It's like duh, they have an Islamic soil that you planted the seed in, where an America you had a predominantly judeo Christian soil. The Berlin Wall comes down. Help them set up governments almost identical to ours. It gets taken over the bly that black market, the mafia, the organized crime, we scratch our heads, thinking, why didn't it turn out like America? Well, you planted the seed in an atheistic soil. They had 70 years of atheism, right? And so it worked in America. You have seed and soil or form of governments like a genetically engineered seed, but you plant seeds in soil and the soil is a predominantly judeo Christian populace. Right. So that's why it worked in
Just Getting Started with Rich Eisen
"berlin wall" Discussed on Just Getting Started with Rich Eisen
"It? Oh, I don't think I ever had that moment. My most profound was CBS Ted shaker sent me to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and that was just, you know, one of the stories of the century and as I mentioned, my dad had grown up in the Netherlands and they were under the Nazi boot for 5 years, Rotterdam was bombed in 40 liberated in 45. So for me to be at the fall of the Berlin Wall and see people come through that Brandenburg gate from East Germany, I just can't tell you it was just so profound for me. Yeah, I would say that, you know, I mean, being on the field for some pretty major super bowls, you know, we're great. I have one funny story that I worked for a little while. You did too for real sports, and they sent me to Shanghai for a week. It was the first interview Yao did before he came before he entered the NBA draft. And as you know, when you do a story in a communist country, it's very involved. You have the government minder. You have the interpreter. You have somebody else watching over you. Of course, I would have somebody like you, there's a producer. So there's just all these people. So every question has to go through all these people, right? Would you ask, yeah, and then it goes to three other people, and the translator, and then it goes back and you get the answer. The very last day, the last question I asked Yao Ming was, he made a $20,000 for the Shanghai sharks. And so my last question was, yeah, you're about to enter the NBA. You know, you're going to go from making $20,000 to and he cuts me off, looks at me and says, I'll get used to it. So I guess the whole week was like a joke. How do you remember everything so well? I do. You know why? I'll give you the secret to that. What if I switch these?.
Axios Producing Four Part Series on Vladimir Putin
"Axios has done a four part series one Putin who he is how it came to power I just want to read you a little bit of this The KGB to the Kremlin Pugh was a mid level KGB officer in Dresden East Germany when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 Weeks later in the tumult that preceded the collapse of the USSR crowd stormed the local secret police headquarters and Putin spent a tense night waiting for orders from Moscow that never came He returned to Russia and became a close aide first to sobchak and St. Petersburg and later to yeltsin in Moscow It was little noticed in Russia or brought until yeltsin appointed him director of the KGB successor The FSB in 1998 The year later he was prime minister four months after that on New Year's Eve 1999 yeltsin resigned in Putin's rise was complete Michael mcfaul who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia under Obama crossed paths with Putin and St. Petersburg in the 90s Behind the scenes former defense secretary Ash Carter was in several meetings with the top Russian official in the 90s He was an assistant Secretary of Defense Even Putin's critics acknowledged that he has accomplished three central objectives budding a strong Russian state reestablishing Russia as a global power and maintaining his own grip on power Nonetheless and then a couple of months of his appointment as prime minister became the figure on whom the last hopes of so many Russians were pinned
"berlin wall" Discussed on WTOP
"Story we're following for you today new Russian air strikes in Ukraine targeting civilian areas CBS News special report Explosions overnight in Ukraine's capital as Russia air strikes target apartment buildings Again in Kyiv in the southern city of Mario Russian bombs hit a theater where hundreds of displaced civilians were sheltering CBS is Steve futterman has details from the Polish border Reports emerging from mariupol this morning indicate that most of the people the vast majority in fact did survive the Russian attack a member of parliament says the main theater building was destroyed but the basement of the theater were more than a thousand people mostly women and children were staying the basement apparently withstood the attack And his speech to German lawmakers today president Vladimir zelensky invoked the image of the Berlin Wall He called on German Chancellor Schultz to tear down what he called a wall between a free and an unfree Europe CBS News special report I'm Deborah Rodriguez Now members of Congress say they're ready to provide Ukraine's president all the military assistance he needs We get that from WTO peace Mitchell Miller now today on the hill There's overwhelming bipartisan support for getting Ukraine more land based missile launchers and other military equipment to help fight the Russians and many lawmakers continue to call on the Biden administration to get MiG fighter jets through Poland to Ukraine South Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham The control of the skies is the missing link is the big advantage the Russians have Virginia democratic senator Tim kaine remains open to getting planes.
WNYC 93.9 FM
"berlin wall" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In select theaters and on Netflix awards eligible The national economy is looking a lot like a fat Joe track All the way up inflation up Worker resignations Up Debt ceiling raised Taking stock of our economy in the midst of another pandemic winter I'm Melissa Harris Perry and that's next time on the takeaway we dare afternoon to three on 93.9 FM It's 7 51 later on morning edition of federal judges overturned a settlement between Purdue pharma the maker of the opioid OxyContin and the Sackler family that had previously protected the family from litigation And then on story court we'll hear from a couple who adopted 6 kids after opioid addiction took hold of their parents All that and more coming up next hour It's morning edition from NPR news I mean Martinez and I'm Steven skate let's remember an Italian journalist who is famous for asking a question that's shaped history A question that helped lead to communist Germany opening up the Berlin Wall Ricardo Hermann has died at the age of 92 Back in 1989 as communist rule was being chipped away all over the Eastern Bloc demonstrators took to the streets of East Germany in unprecedented numbers to demand reform And the communist government came under intense pressure to let its citizens travel freely At a chaotic press conference on November 9th airmen pushed the government's spokesperson gun tosh a on a new set of travel regulations So far In that clip you can hear Ricardo airman in the background pushing Chaka ski on when the new policy comes into effect The spokesperson responds by saying it comes into effect immediately without delay And both west and east Germans immediately rushed to the Berlin Wall.
WNYC 93.9 FM
"berlin wall" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Sociologist Sigmund bauman wrote a book in 1999 called liquid modernity In it he argued that technology was advancing faster than culture could adapt to it He said this cultural shakiness was causing people a ton of mental stress Amid that shakiness radio had created their album kid a and its companion album amnesiac They in many ways are the band of the turn of the millennium Because they captured what that moment represented and what it felt like It's a little bit like looking through an old photograph album that you've forgotten you had This is Stanley donwood who created all the artwork for the band since 1994 including the album art for kidde But as soon as you look at it it becomes incredibly familiar and you can remember all of the surrounding Around that let's go this morning album But painting once again our top story Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev has been removed from power And there are tanks now The way the children of the end of the Cold War when there was no longer an enemy this is Tom York the lead singer and a songwriter for the band When there was no longer someone on the other side of that wall that wall comes down The Berlin Wall doesn't mean anything anymore The wall of the east Germans put up in 1961 that keep its people in will now be breached by anyone who wants to leave Then You're still left with this fear I think about this And what about this Internet thing Do you know anything about that Sure What the hell is that exactly Well it's become a place where people are publishing.
The Eric Metaxas Show
Chris Reed Discusses His Prophetic Dream Showing the End Times Resurgence of the Taliban and Radical Islam
"Chris you just shared a dream. You had on the twenty third of july long before. Anybody's talking about the resurgence of the taliban in afghanistan And it's a remarkably specific dream. You're talking about god clarifying for you. As you see star fall he clarifies the end municipal. The berlin wall falls As you see the blood moon Crescent fall You see trump giving the speech about the fall of isis. And then you see these things together. Communism and radical islam emerging together and. Then you see this beast merging before you go. How is this not and time stuff. I mean it seems clearly to be anti stuff the beast on convinced of it. You know the bible in the book revelation talks about a two beats one that rises up from the sea in one that rises from the earth. And and i think that the one rising from the earth is a picture of communism or even mild form that we're experiencing here in america marxism. Communism is just the end result of of course of marxism. So i began to think after i had the dream. What have been the two most primary enemies of the united states in the last six or seven years and sure enough. The two biggest threats have been communism or radical islam. You think in terms of nine eleven Which is you know. The twentieth anniversary is right around this time. And so in this dream i realized that lord was showing me then that there would be resurgence a resurrection so to speak of the mortar wound of the beast and i think the book revelation also speaks about how the beast system. Now this is really key. There's a political and religious element in it talks about how the false prophet would give power or honor unto the beast so the religious system would give power to the political system
Germany Commemorates 60 Years Since Building of Berlin Wall
"Marking 60 years since the day East, German authorities started building the Berlin Wall where at least 140 people were killed over three decades trying to flee to the West. German President Frank Walter Steinmeier calls its construction the beginning of the end for the communist regime, which claimed at the time at the wall was designed to protect the country from fascism. Berlin Wall stretch 96 miles encircling West Berlin until 1989 when East German authorities reluctantly agreed to open some crossings.
860AM The Answer
"berlin wall" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"It's the Peter principle. You know you you rise the highest level of your own incompetence. And and that's you know, Anthony Fauci and the media plays a role in this. I mean, you get a Fauci when you when the media puts blind face and then UN elected celebrity scientist That the media elevates too reverential status. On and you know you get out you the fraud as I call him, You know, other people seem to hang on his every word. Well, that's a difficult hang Because he keeps changing his words and his standards and his recommendation. I mean, you get whiplash trying to keep track of where he is on any given day, and you know, it's bud, too. A lot of misunderstanding and confusion and frustration on the part of the American people. And this is a guy you know, I wouldn't trust recommend anything in a dime store, much less How the nation should behave in a pandemic. So there was. I've used this quote frequently on my show, Greg, There was ah, political scientist, philosopher and hungry who, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, who, when he saw none of the criminals of the past regime being punished, he said, Have we become the land of no consequences? Given what you focused on in your books, Given what you've just said about Fauci. Is America becoming a land of no consequences? Yeah, I think it is true. You know, far too many people have lied to Congress. James Clapper, most notably. On gesso, many others who appear before Congress and you know and get away with deceptions and misstatements and misleading statements. False statements, all of which are Quite often intentional. On. Do you know it's up to the Department of Justice to pursue these things, But there's no will there. I mean, the only time in recent history they've actually gone after somebody. When they get a false in this leading statement before Congress is Michael Collins, and that was only because he was connected to Donald Trump. But you look at the long list of great many other people who have no qualms about misleading Congress in their testimony, and you know the Department of Justice is to blame for that. A lot of weak kneed people at the DOJ, and they always have been Either weak kneed.
Ron Paul Liberty Report
"berlin wall" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"The person deserves a lot of scorn for what he did. But let's look at this next clip. Send it to you this morning. Dr paul greg abbott. We picked on him a lot over the year because he did not show a lot of courage for a long time but he has in march when he open texas up. But here's what he said. He tweeted today. Texas reported zero cove related deaths. The only time that's happened since data was tracked in march twenty twenty the fewest covid cases and thirteen months the lowest seventy covert positivity rate ever the lowest covert hospitalization in eleven months. Thanks texans yeah okay. But that's the point. The point is that that when texas opened. It wasn't supposed to be that way. If you remember it was going to be a bloodbath. It was going to be a nightmare. And it wasn't. And i think that's where the house started to crumble. The house on sand started to crumble. And that's when the narrative fell apart and he is released was very short and factual and got the information out. That was very positive but my first thought. Sometimes i sorta liked to write down my first thought then. I have second thoughts. I probably should say that my first thoughts on this. And then i'll tell you later on whether i should say my thoughts. Were you know his put put with. The announcement is all clear false alarm. Sorry we did it to demand your liberty back in the and that's what he does not quite exactly what he's saying but he's setting the stage for the. It's the last part of people think is a little bit too aggressive. You know demand your liberty. Well you're entitled to. It's yours you don't you. Don't let people walk in your house and take take your furniture out and steal your car Development demand that protected. Whatever you have to do but to people don't quite look at their liberties that way a matter of fact people so often in these this these crises there so lackadaisical about it because And i saw yesterday in some article that explained it and put the word in there. The purpose of government is to make us safe. And can you imagine that. How many people use that as a justification. That's the justification for the whole lockdown now and even if the virus was a lot worse than that is still doesn't justify You know A tyrannical approach it. you know. Most things are much improved of doing things voluntarily and You might be able to sort out and get to the truth of the matter and a science which is correct a little bit faster this way when you have the government dictating Science and Enforce all rules on based on their interpretation of science Makes all the difference in world takes a long time to get rid of the false notion about. Oh with the science. We had to do this. And that's why we had to do at which is just garbage. Well the real problem. I'm going to close out if you think we're about done thing do it afterwards. Okay just the real problem is the the propaganda in fear of the media being hand in hand with the government to propagandize population nowhere. Is this better encapsulate. This made his way around twitter a few days ago. I was put on this next clip on. This is a perfect example of the media and the state hand in hand back in april. Twenty twenty one foul in the. We're saying don't wear a mask. Here's the washington post on the left. Everyone or master in the nineteen. Eighteen flu pandemic. They were useless then..
Ron Paul Liberty Report
"berlin wall" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"The mask who they should hate. I didn't have. I didn't have time to find the clip and put it up there david. Hogg who's a left wing activist. He did something. He tweeted right away. After that got a lot of attention he said. I feel the need to continue wearing my mask outside even though i'm fully vaccinated because the inconvenience of having to wear a mask is more than worth it to have people not think i'm a conservative as a mentor louis. That's so bizarre. But he has to in his mind He's dealing with good and evil and his put them in two neat package. Anything that is limited government personal liberty constitution antiwar are some type of evil people you know and and therefore he says he doesn't know how they do this so it'll be too confusing for him if we can't get them labelled the protection of their cult and i think that's what's going on there. The other people. Who are the people have been telling us for a year that we must immediately accept everything the cdc says if you dare question anything you should be cancelled. And i'm going to queue up that clip if we can. This is this. Is the mayor of chicago lori. Lightfoot she was caught off guard. She's a woman who's been yapping for an entire year about the need to praise the cdc as the fault of wisdom and saudi as the font of wisdom. If we could get that cued up and watch the third. I i think six. Listen to her doctor paul. Go ahead and hit. This is good news. You say you will follow the guidance. What does that mean showed people in chicago who wear masks or not. Well i think we've got to get some clarification from the. Cdc they roll out. Obviously as the reporting is fan was a bit abrupt. And i think they've got a lot of clarification that they need to do I know for me personally. I'm gonna continue to wear a mask in public and encourage others to do so. We've gotta make sure that people are continuing to follow the public outcome and you can almost see the fear in her eyes. Dr paul she says. Well the cdc did this kind of quickly. We have to. We have to look to this guidance. we have. We don't understand it. They're going to lose their enemy. You know truth is their enemy. But they can't see but it is still pretty amazing that And i don't know what her status is politically. But it's amazing that you can take a city like chicago and she. She may well be able to get reelected today. All you know but fortunately there has been some ship shifting around when when you think of what's happening in california new york so there's still hope that some some the progressive liberal authoritarians maybe. Some of them could be saved. Well i think there's going to be a rush to open now because you don't wanna be the guy trader joe's now were they were empty before you don't wanna be that but looking another person who deserves credit in in a different kind of way probably unintentional..
Ron Paul Liberty Report
"berlin wall" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"You know in that they can do it but is there's a convenience there and they're also can be easily intimidated through assist to Benefits from the federal reserve or regulations. You know Big tech companies have a lot of sake. They gotta get along with along with a bureaucracy. But the reason why. I'm concerned about this. We have taught about this Has been the passport issue. You know because sometimes they You know the the business people liked to have You know the security thing and then they they can devise it all. But i think when the movement toward a freer society is strong enough. And that's why it's what the grass roots really want the government. We get usually as the dentist with it. But i just warn people to be alert to this to not be able to say. Well you know to go to the baseball game They say i can't go. Yeah no laws laws it yesterday. The congress's okay. She says it's okay. God lives says it's okay so things are going pretty well but then then for some social reason they start saying well. we're going to accommodate You know the wall the woke relation and they go along with us and they And then you need your passport to go see the ballgame Or star call each. And that's what has to be remembered. We have to get rid of all that. This has to be private property. The big problem is there's not much private property left. You know there's so much Property you know when it comes to university you we have a board of trustees how many truly what are there by six truly private universities in the country. The big ones are all government operated. So i'll keep warning people about that. But i wanna keep encouraging you to point those positive things about you. There are examples of time when things common. I've used the the The collapse of the berlin wall all the time. Because i was you know very much aware of what was going on at that time with With haven't been in the military and And this was this was sensational because it was it wasn't predicted and all i can think is it. Looks like we don't have to have a nuclear exchange..
Ron Paul Liberty Report
"berlin wall" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"To because he was he was sort of a saintly person was the physical philanthropists of the world knew all about vaccines and he was saving the world. but anyway so the it's been broken their Their their tyranny has broken and we need to do whatever we can to encourage people to express themselves and You know read declared their independence and their freedoms. Because that's that's what this to me was all about. It was the undermining of liberty and a one reason why hated his whole thing was something that people pay a lot of lip service a lot. You hear it even sincere insincerely in Is you know we don't get our liberties you know from the government you know. It's sad but sometimes they're the same people who are taking away people's liberal liberties but in this case this this emphasizes the fact even with this return and it is not an absolute return although liberties were taken before but it. It looks like i the government. The government should be punished or taking our liberties. Now they're in a piecemeal fashion their divvying up liberty. They said. Well you can do this here. You can do this. You don't have to do it here so that people have to understand that You know the government shouldn't be involved in permitting. Some people have more liberty then others and And become but that goes on all the time you know even when the system is working even better like before Before covid There was a lot of encroachments on liberties and some people were punished. More than others Both our civil liberties and our economic liberties Were punished. that's that's an ongoing but To reach a better goal on a free society people have to remember. Yeah you're you're you're right to your life truly does not come and should be negotiable with the government if you're not Robbing stealing and killing people. And you as you say. There will be hold outs like new jersey. But don't forget. In the fall of the soviet union there was the nineteen ninety one hardline coup where they tried to prevent what was inevitable but the state had already lost the ability to center could no longer hold and i think we are seeing that and i hate to. I don't want to overemphasize you. Mentioned that gates has been destroyed. His saint hood has been destroyed from a philanthropist. He's exposed as a philanderer. Can i use that word on this show but someone else's also destroyed and i think The country owes a great debt of gratitude to this person for doing the deed. And that's ouchi has been destroyed. And i think senator rand paul more than anyone else in. The country has destroyed the myth of the mid the foudy east greatness and you know the interview last week where he asked him about the gain of function and south she out and out lied about it and ran proved that he lied and showed it. I think that had a huge huge effect on the country. And i want to go through a couple of clips just to catch up with where we are listening to the first because this is a real question mark. This is the first question mark we had and of course over zero hedge. They had it as well. Here is Rochelle alinsky the cdc director just a couple of weeks ago. She was talking about impending doom. She was crying on tv Saying right now. I'm scared and now all of a sudden a couple of weeks later two three or four weeks later your free no problem..
Ron Paul Liberty Report
"berlin wall" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"Hello everybody and thank you for turning into the liberty report with us. Today is down an atom are co host daniel. Good to see happy monday. Dr paul how are you doing..
"berlin wall" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"And we will continue it will monitor the situation will listen to Curtis Lee with today. It should be great radio. But right now we're gonna play said the song Survive it. Said song some on on 77 W A. B C on Jim. Good morning to you, Sergeant from Ledge with New Jersey. How are you, Jim? I'm okay. How are you guys? It could be a lot where it's always gonna Friday Eve, you're not made. I hear you. I hear you, Diamond. Jim, listen, your sound like a very nice guy. I'm gonna give you three events, Jim, and then it's a place song. And you pick the year that all these things went down, okay? We'll give it a go. All right. President Reagan's famous Berlin Wall speech occurred during this year, Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love Album was released and NFL players strike for 22 days in this particular year. The song was this. Hold. It just reminds me of Casey's in, I believe was West Hampton. So Jim from alleged would New Jersey. Jim, what was here? Oh, I'm going to take a stab at it 1980 to you when I get back events and activities is now I'm very, very sorry, Jim. You got it wrong, but we'll see if signature right, Jim, What do you do out there in Jersey? I run a quiet run a quarry? A. In other words, you tractors you take dig up. Um minerals and stuff like that. Exactly Wow. Interesting. I like it. So you you've been working this whole pandemic? No doubt. Yes, we have our differences. Would you think about both the Charles Payne and Fernando Matteo this last hour? Okay. I like both of those guys. Good. Okay, hooker. I would I would You know you're coming out. It's a horrible, horrible connection here. Gym, So I'm gonna have to stop you right there. We're gonna bring sit in right now. He's going to play said the song savant on He'll probably get it. I mean, you have the NFL players that the sports clue, by the way. Yeah, you know it's trending. Oh, yeah, I think, uh, Liddy is actually going to get into this just put in Google. What to put in a hashtag on Google and you'll find out what's trending on Twitter. I won't tell you what it is, but it's funny. It's hilarious, and we'll talk about it with Lydia coming up in letting reports in the next segment, but cities back Welcome back. Sydney. Hi, Bernard. All right, So here we go. We'll play, said the song Survive, I'll give you the three events that occurred in this year that will play this song You picked the year President Reagan's famous Berlin Wall speech was that year. Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love album was released that year. All right, that was too good clothes. Now the NFL players that also struck for 22 days this particular year and the song was this. Yeah, yeah. It feels so good. Really? I don't know any good. Yeah. Tunnel of love I knew was sometime in the mid to late eighties. I couldn't tell you about Reagan. But the strike is talking about was in the middle of the 87 season and in that year by the way, Doug Williams became the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl when his Redskins pounded John Elway and the Denver Broncos. That was here after Phil Simms and the Giants beat John Elway and the Denver Broncos, and the year was 1987 active. Very good. It's blank. Get Boom! Way to go, Sydney 90 97 eighties You win. Sorry, Jimbo. You don't win the Bernie and said with what he said he said 1982. There wasn't strike them too. So it wasn't completely crazy. Alright, So, yeah, not a terrible job out of gym. Okay? We got a lot more to come. Lady reports is next. And Bill O'Reilly keep it right here on red smoking hot. Eight o'clock hour. Yeah, Yeah, Bill. Well, dear, sometimes serious, always come telling this'll. He's talk Radio 77 w A. B. C Folks this winter warm. Welcome away to you with the Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. Now, more than ever, the Breakers has committed to making your stay even better, with exceptional experiences, Gracious service and unparalleled seaside glamour. Sink your toes.
Tesla stock rally accelerates
"Tessa says on the move this morning at pairing gains up to the company Equity Distribution Agreement to sell up to five billion dollars of sheds. Joins us with more on that Phil Not enough to put it into negative territory though this morning pre market. No. Because I think when you look at this Agreem- in, what did Tesla has essentially done is it has formed an agreement with a series of bank and I haven't counted how many exactly I think there are seven or eight where from time to time at Tesla's direction, they will sell test shares to raise up to potentially overtime five billion dollars. Now, we don't know exactly what the schedule is going to be how frequently these sexless stock sales will take place the money is going to. Be, used according to the eight K. that they announced this with to sure up the balance sheet and provide a liquidity for the company which raises the question. HOW IS TESLA'S LIQUIDITY? It ended the second quarter with about five billion dollars in liquidity. But remember they've got some strong capital commitments that are coming. They're still building the gigafactory outside of Berlin they've made the commitment to build a gigafactory outside of Austin Texas they're constantly investing in the GIGAFACTORY which is expanding and adding more battery production outside of Reno Nevada. So I think when you look at this TESCO investors will look at this and they'll say look. We don't know exactly what they're going to be using this money for in the future but we do realize that they're going to have these big capital commitments and so now they have said with this series of banks look from time to time we will ask you to take advantage of the market and sell our shares at our direction and Phil we was saying. It's a sign of. The progress of this company that they can re raise five billion. So easily, it's a percent or so just just over a percentage of the market cap today the shares on even flinching and eighteen months ago, two years ago. This would have been nylon impossible correct and remember the reaction that we've seen over the last couple of years whenever Tesla has raised capital, it's been more muted with each capital raise there was. A big reaction. I remember to a capital rate what are they? Two or three years ago and the big question is oh. My goodness what are they doing? Is this an indication that these guys will never be able to make money for just always going to be spending money we have seen less and less of a reaction from the market with each subsequent capital raise or an indication that they will be selling shares. And the share price gains again, not just to mention the eighteen percent since August eleventh announcement of the stocks yesterday up double digit percents off the first of the stock split Phillips thanks much
Classics for Kids
"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin Fransius of Haydn is known as the father of the symphony because he took that form of orchestra music and perfected it. But no one changed the symphony more than Ludvig Fund Beethoven. The First Symphony Beethoven wrote definitely sounds like it was influenced by Haydn's music. By the time Beethoven wrote his second symphony tragedy had struck, but you'd never know it from the music. The Summer Beethoven wrote his Second Symphony was the summer he realized he was going death. Instead of letting his misery out in his music Beethoven put it all into a letter at the end of which he said he wasn't going to let deafness stop him from being a musician. When Napoleon Bonaparte started conquering Europe Van was a huge fan because he thought Napoleon was going to help ordinary people. Beethoven planned to dedicate his third symphony to Napoleon. But then Napoleon. Crowned himself emperor proving that he was more interested in power than people. Beethoven was furious and changed the name of his symphony number three to ero- Ika the heroic symphony. Beethoven's Fourth Symphony has some very dancing music. Sometimes. The fourth kind of gets lost in the shuffle between the Aurora and the even more famous symphony that came next Beethoven's fifth. Avenue. The man who wrote the first biography of Beethoven claimed that the composer meant the opening at the to be knocking at the door. But a student of Beethoven's thought his teacher had nothing more faithfully mind than a bird call from a kind of sparrow a yellowhammer. Whether or not Beethoven included a bird in his fifth. He certainly put birds and a lot more nature into his six, which even has a nature nickname, the pastoral or pastorale symphony. No birds at all in Beethoven's symphony number seven just rousing music. In Beethoven's Eighth Symphony something is clearly ticking. More about that next week, which brings us to Beethoven's ninth a piece that completely changed how people thought of symphonies. No one had ever used singers in a symphony before, but Beethoven put plenty of them into the last movement of the peace in his famous. Ode to Joy, with words by German playwright. Friedrich Schiller. I one person seems it. And eventually a whole chorus joins in. People all over the world know and love Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. When the Berlin Wall came down, they celebrated with a huge concert featuring Beethoven's ninth. I've been sung it in China where audiences went crazy next week the mechanical object in Beethoven's symphony number eight and a lot more pieces of music describe inanimate objects
Classics for Kids
"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin Fransius of Haydn is known as the father of the symphony because he took that form of orchestra music and perfected it. But no one changed the symphony more than Ludvig Fund Beethoven. The First Symphony Beethoven wrote definitely sounds like it was influenced by Haydn's music. By the time Beethoven wrote his second symphony tragedy had struck, but you'd never know it from the music. The Summer Beethoven wrote his Second Symphony was the summer he realized he was going death. Instead of letting his misery out in his music Beethoven put it all into a letter at the end of which he said he wasn't going to let deafness stop him from being a musician. When Napoleon Bonaparte started conquering Europe Van was a huge fan because he thought Napoleon was going to help ordinary people. Beethoven planned to dedicate his third symphony to Napoleon. But then Napoleon. Crowned himself emperor proving that he was more interested in power than people. Beethoven was furious and changed the name of his symphony number three to ero- Ika the heroic symphony. Beethoven's Fourth Symphony has some very dancing music. Sometimes. The fourth kind of gets lost in the shuffle between the Aurora and the even more famous symphony that came next Beethoven's fifth. Avenue. The man who wrote the first biography of Beethoven claimed that the composer meant the opening at the to be knocking at the door. But a student of Beethoven's thought his teacher had nothing more faithfully mind than a bird call from a kind of sparrow a yellowhammer. Whether or not Beethoven included a bird in his fifth. He certainly put birds and a lot more nature into his six, which even has a nature nickname, the pastoral or pastorale symphony. No birds at all in Beethoven's symphony number seven just rousing music. In Beethoven's Eighth Symphony something is clearly ticking. More about that next week, which brings us to Beethoven's ninth a piece that completely changed how people thought of symphonies. No one had ever used singers in a symphony before, but Beethoven put plenty of them into the last movement of the peace in his famous. Ode to Joy, with words by German playwright. Friedrich Schiller. I one person seems it. And eventually a whole chorus joins in. People all over the world know and love Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. When the Berlin Wall came down, they celebrated with a huge concert featuring Beethoven's ninth. I've been sung it in China where audiences went crazy
The Economist: The Intelligence
Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong
"The squeeze on political freedoms in Hong Kong is ramping up and fast. On Friday, the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced September's planned elections would be postponed for a year and poss- sediments. I've always had to make difficult decisions but then the announcement I have to make today is the most difficult decision that I have to make in the. Insisted, the delay was only to avoid the spread of COPA, nineteen. The decision to postpone them the training train t electrical election has nothing to do with politics has nothing to do with a likely outcome of this round of. PRO-DEMOCRACY PARTIES, AD HOC for success in the poll riding a wave of discontent at Beijing's recent imposition of sweeping national security law. The legislation broadly defines and harshly punishes subversion sedition collusion with foreigners. Nathan law one of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists recently spoke with our sister podcast economists asks why? Phones. Movement is still really strong though there have been protests against the new law. The millions of people who wants surged onto the streets have largely stayed home is police have cracked down harder just try to imagine if you live. In a country place that that is no freedom of expression freedom of them fraiche ethan freedom of thoughts. Then definitely, like protests does not exist or will be lushly quashed earlier last week, twelve pro-democracy candidates were banned from running whenever the elections happened. On Saturday, on Kong's police issued arrest warrants for six political activists living in exile in the West. Since the promulgation of the national security nor on July the first of the scope for political expression has been very much. Dominic Ziegler writes Banyan, our call him on Asian affairs. And because of that, there haven't been any street protests. of any size since July the first because of the consequences. For those taking part. But nevertheless, there has been widespread concern about postponing the election by a year, the Bar Association, representing senior barristers and other lawyers in the territory has expressed what it called grave concern and it said that a decision to postpone September's elections for the Legislative Council, which is known as Mexico was undermining a vital constitutional rights and so what does that mean in practice? What happens with the sitting lawmakers? There are all sorts of implications about what it. Means in practice because hitherto Hong Nor has been very clear you have to hold elections for this quasi-democratic legislature every four years. So the government of Kerry lamb, the chief executive is in a bit of a pickle about how it justifies this. Although she said, it was for reasons of the pandemic several other jurisdictions have been able to carry out elections, and that includes recently elections. In Singapore, there are certainly suspicions that the decision was taken not because of. The pandemic, but because Democrats had a good chance in fact. Gaining for the first time a majority in this rather gerrymandered council and indeed even obstructing a government policy or criticizing the government has it has been suggested by the authorities the risk of falling foul of the new. National Security Law. So this decision is absolutely shot through with politics, but nevertheless to take some finessing by the government. To show that the move is legitimate, the chances are that how it will manage that is to get a ruling from on high from Beijing saying that this is the appropriate course and it's worth bearing in mind that Beijing has always since Hong Kong's return to China. Has Always had the authority to intervene in Hong Kong's has the understanding would be that this would happen only rarely. But in the last few weeks, we've seen it happening time and time again, I think this is going to be the practice for the future. But what about the the the candidates who were banned from running here is, is there a risk that that Beijing will start to essentially stack the LegCo with with loyalists there in this interim year? This certainly is a risk Jason the bear in mind that all the moves around legend. have been made in order to ensure that the pro democratic camp does not secure a majority in the legislature. Now early last week, the authorities did this by disqualifying a dozen also candidates caming that even for criticizing the National Security Law that gave the government grounds for not allowing them to run. Now, a few dozen candidates actually sit in the current Legislative Council. So one big question that the authorities have to find an answer to is whether those four legislators continue to sit in a council session is is now being extended by a year. The chances are that the government will find means to disqualify. Those four and Beijing's moves go further than that. Recently, they're speaking of arresting pro-democracy activists outside of the territory, which is also unusual. That's right has happened in the past week on July the twenty ninth four students were detained for supposedly inciting secession. This seems to have had something to do with facebook page and shortly after became clear that the police had put on a wanted list, a number of activists who are currently in exile. So, there is an example for instance of how China intends for this new national security in order have jurisdiction beyond the borders of the country itself. These people were in the United States, the UK and elsewhere. One of them was not even a Hong Kong citizen better taken up US citizenship and so as as Beijing's hands gets heavier in Hong Kong Antoine Indeed all over the world. How are people coping normal life goes on so far as both the virus and the new political restrictions allow what is certainly happened is that the street protests that so colored and royal the territory last year are now very much a thing of the past. So the act the concerned the worry that. Has. Taken hold in the territory is one that is not always voiced publicly but in private conversations and the concerns really are about Hong Kong's long-term future. One of the possibility is certainly that many people discussing is immigration and a number of countries have. Roots towards long term permanent residency or even citizenship. Those countries include the United Kingdom Australia Canada, the United States. But many people are not in a position to leave immediately. But what happens now with all of the momentum that was behind the protesters but this whole movement now that protests themselves have died down to the protesters are moving abroad. What happens now it looks like well, over half of Hong Kong's population is in favor of democratic change but the possibilities for that through politics and through the ballot box have been very sharply restricted in in recent weeks. So there's a conversation emerging. About what form opposition should take? So people are starting to draw parallels with the Eastern European bloc during the Soviet era too many people here the national security nor is starting to look like the Ray quick building of the Berlin Wall in the early nineteen sixties and people are drawing comparisons with opposition in the decades following that in eastern Europe and that opposition took perform of underground dissident, it took the form of dissident writers and The church played a big role in eastern. Europe. Some hope that it may do here in Hong Kong one positive sign has been taken from last year's protests is an extraordinary. Creativity in in the form of protest art in the form of. Video making. So the hope is that maybe these avenues might at least allow a civil society not only to to hang on by its fingertips but also to grow. Don Thank you very much for your time fact Jason. For. Inciteful pair of interviews about Hong Kong's politics. Look for our sister show the economy asks my colleague and mckelway spoke to activist Nathan Law and to Regina Yip a Pro Beijing member of Hong. Kong's cabinet who said it's the activists themselves who bear responsibility for the mainland's latest moves. It's their choice they had. A goal on the provost part to self-destruction you. Choice. To want to commodes a separatism. From China I. Feel sorry for that. All the problems that they face now are of their own way. No. In fact, they are true young they are too young to commit judgments on these fundamental issues. Why should they be involved in promoting separation from China? Why should be that look for the Economist asks wherever you find your podcasts. Today more than ever. 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There is a scene that played out almost every day for weeks for months outside of the Ethiopian embassy here in Beirut he would see cars pull up and drop off their passengers if the OB and women who were carrying their possessions and suitcases are in bags. Great girls from is our Middle East correspondent based in Lebanon these weren't women catching plane or catching a train. They had nowhere to go actually word maids, domestic workers whose employers. Could no longer afford to pay them because of the economic crisis here in Lebanon also couldn't send them home because the airport was largely closed because of covid one, thousand, nine, hundred, and so they dump them off outside the embassy they simply left them there to be someone else's problem. You would meet women who said they'd been sitting there on the curb for days on end using their bags as pillows simply left the fend for themselves. And isn't that kind of a general comment on how Lebanon treats migrant domestic workers? It is even before cove in nineteen. Before the economic crisis, there was widespread racism and harsh treatment of migrant workers here there are a number of cases where Lebanese have advertised their maids on facebook as if they were property, there was a post back in April that offered a Nigerian made who was described as being very active and very clean and she. was being sold for one and a half million Lebanese pounds, which is worth about a thousand dollars at the official exchange rates. There was also a clip that was circulated widely here in Lebanon in June it was from a television channel in Ghana that covered the return of two hundred or so Ghanaian citizens from Lebanon most of them. One, hundred, eighty of them were women working as domestic workers here, and they described horrendous conditions and treatments. Fit. After that sexual harassment. They bit s like animals. I have videos of this. I went through in that country and they also warned other people not to follow them to Lebanon not to come here to work. No. Doubt Music and go back to Lebanon is not a country that we should be. How does this situation come about? Where for instance, an people find themselves trapped with arguably abusive employers often starts with unscrupulous recruiters are agents migrants who come here to other countries in the middle. East. Are often promised good salaries, respectful working conditions and they arrive and find out that it's anything. But but then they find themselves trapped for two reasons. One is they often have to take out loans to pay fees to these recruiters and the loans can run thousand dollars two. Thousand dollars which when you're making only a few hundred dollars a month and you're trying to send much of that to your families back home it can take many months if not years to pay off those loans. So they find themselves trapped by debt. They also find themselves trapped by something called the Catholic system, which again exists here in Lebanon and many other countries in the Middle East whereby migrant workers are bound to their field or their sponsor, and so they can't simply. Changed jobs because their residency in their work permit is connected to their sponsor, and if they leave that job, they have to leave the country. So you meet migrants who say despite the awful conditions they're making more money here than they would make back home, and so they're willing to they're forced to continue to put up with US conditions because they're blocked from finding another job, and so all of this is a function of how the Lebanese feel about migrants or is this. Strictly a racial thing. It's hard to separate the two because almost all of the migrants here are either from east and South Asia or from Africa. So it's often connected to race as well as their status being migrant workers but the racism here it cuts across socio-economic lines I spoke with a black diplomat too says been pursued through upscale shopping malls Lebanon by security guards thought she was a housekeeper and they wanted to know why she was shopping without her madame without her employer. So Racist, certainly a problem here and in other countries around the Middle East and not only when it comes to migrants states across the Arab world have black minorities. You have Egypt for example, the Nubians who have been there for thousands of years you have in the Levant and the Gulf states black communities that are often the descendants of slaves taken by Islamic empires or the descendents of African Muslims who made pilgrimages to places like Saudi Arabia and decided to stay again, those communities face various kinds of commission as well. Would you mean by that? Will you hear some of it? Simply in the language that people use darker skinned people referred to with terms like opt, which means slave Anwar Sadat was president of Egypt darker skin than his predecessor was sometimes referred to as his predecessors black poodle you turn on the television in the Middle East and black face is fairly common sight on Arabic language television and no doubt that kind of racism manifests in in everyday life in lots of ways, it does you see it in areas of life. March choice of partner you have families that will see skin color as a marker for Associate Comic Status Lighter skinned people seen as being wealthier and more educated. You see it in the workplace as well in Iraq, for example, where there's a black community that has been there for at least a thousand years they to this day struggle to obtain government jobs and they're often relegated to doing menial work and living on the outskirts of society. You see it as well in the Gulf states where there's almost a racial hierarchy to employment. If you walk into a Nice Hotel and the Gulf you might see black migrants from Africa working as security guards or as porters. You will see them far less often in jobs that require interaction with customers. Waiters hairdressers, things like that those jobs which are better paid than less taxing often go to lighter skinned workers from Asia or from Arab countries I mean racism has been very much on the agenda over the past few months because of the the killing of George Floyd protests that erupted across the world did that wave of protests hit the Arab world as well? The protests themselves. Didn't reach the Arab world. This is a region fortunately protest often a criminal offence of we didn't see much in the way in street demonstrations either in solidarity or around the region's own issues with racism but it has certainly escalated the conversation that's taking place both online and offline. There was a video that circulated quite widely earlier this summer was shot by a Palestinian actress condit's. Who recounted some of the just casual bigotry that she's heard and day-today Life Semis Ben Aston Headache. Mariam. People often argue that it's harmless. It's just words. And allow. Them. One of the points that she was trying to make in this video is that it does hurt people and that it does have an influence not only on the targets of it but on societies broader attitude towards Black Arabs, and do you think having these kinds of discussions on social media and the like will make much of a difference? Is it enough having a conversation about these? Things is certainly better than nothing. But one thing that we've seen certainly in America through years and years and years of protests against racism and police brutality is that just having a conversation doesn't actually bring political change or social change. That's something that takes a long time and it also takes concerted effort in politics and education, and unfortunately one of the problems in countries across this region. Is that there are few avenues to do that, and so it's good to have a conversation about these things but. The ways that you actually go about making concrete change. Unfortunately, those ways are often blocked in the middle. East. Thanks very much for joining US greg.
Weekend Edition Sunday
Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying?
"24 hours after Beijing had passed its controversial security legislation. Authorities the Hong Kong had already charged 10 people with violating the sweeping new law. A new measure put severe restrictions on free expression. Beijing says the law is crucial to safeguarding Hong Kong's economic development and political stability and allows China to investigate and punish those accused of dissent. Penalties include life sentences. Los effect was immediate Twitter accounts were deleted. Pro democracy activists resigned their posts and several left the country. Li Chun Cheon is a former legislator and prominent opposition leader. He joins me now from Hong Kong, Mr Lee, Thanks for speaking with us. Hello. So, as I mentioned, several activists have disappeared from social media have ceased their pro democracy activities, and they certainly aren't talking to the press with Beijing threatening life sentences. For those that so called collude with foreign powers. I feel like I should begin this interview asking why you're taking the time to speak with us. I think it's very important to tell you well, what is happening to Hong Kong and the wording off the law is so vague that don't really know what it means. One employs collusion with a foreign power. And causing hatred to the central government. I'm not going to preach hate. I'm going to preach love only for the people of Hong Kong. How have you seen this law go into effect in terms of the way authorities are cracking down or in terms of the way that people just conduct themselves differently. They are trying to cleanse all free speech, putting fear among the people and and after you put fear, then the people began to start self censorship. So there's lots of people who tried to Cleanse or their faithful off any mentioning off the stroking that we have. During the past protest movement were now not under the Hong Kong government will have directly confronting The Chinese Communist Party because one off the provisional law is that the police has sweeping power. That is not what they used to have a new power to be operation like the secret Police. Britain has offered some Hong Kong residents safe haven. Many people have gone to Taiwan. You recently urged Congress here in the U. S to Ah pass. A bill making it easier for people in Hong Kong to seek asylum in the United States. How many people do you think we'll be looking for avenues like that over the next few months? And is that something you're thinking about? No, of course I would continue to stay in Hong Kong and continue speaking out for two people. But with the refugee proposal from any country, off course is useful that you know, people who worry about the future can go toe off other country to seek a safe harbour. But I have to remind the woe that actually They're already 9000 people arrested and 1600 already prosecuted and this is very difficult for those who are prosecuted to find a safe harbor. I think the important thing is for people to stay on in Hong Kong to continue demon and one country, two systems that are promised. We are only 23 year we still should have 27 years off, no change and also democracy. So you think there's still some hope then that the protests Khun B successful and that they can push back this this tide that has really picked up steam in recent months from China, seizing more control of Hong Kong, cracking down on on expression in Hong Kong. Of course, the situation is very difficult, you know, But when you look at is the European experience they have suffered for many years. But finally there's the Berlin Wall fell down. And so the hope is that also people in China one also democracy and freedom and joy hand together to seek for that, But off course, this regime ists now. Very powerful in terms of surveillance in terms ofthe, you know, suppression, and they're using law against people, but with the world's standing to get a Hong Kong I think we will continue our fight. We do not know when we can be. Ah, Victoria's but still I think the spirit had to be there. And we want Hong Kong to make it through the difficult time in the in the future.
The World and Everything In It
Iran protests: Who are the opposition in the country?
"The latest protests in Iran over the Iranian military's unintentional downing of Ukrainian jetliner are different from past ask protests over rigged elections rising gas prices and what Americans liked to call voter suppression this time. The protests cover a much wider area of the country this this time protesters did not chant death to America or death to Israel. This anger was directed at the theocratic regimes handling of the missile strike. This time a president president of the United States tweeted his support for the protesters at English and Farsi and warned the world is watching Democrats. Were nearly silent about the protests even though Oh they once boldly voiced opposition to totalitarian regimes interviewed Sunday on. ABC's This Week House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi appeared to minimize the significance insult demonstrations host George Stephanopoulos asked her if she supported the demonstrations and whether it would be good for the regime to collapse. The protesters are are. I pro testing as I understand this brand of protesters about the fact that plane went down and many students were on that plane and these are largely students in the street. Come again the far left which increasingly dominates the Democratic Party predictably took a rand side against their own country. Actress rose McGowan tweeted. Dear Iran the USA has disrespected your country or flag. People fifty two percent of US humbly apologize is we want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us. And then she ended with a Hashtag Solo Money Aig. SHUTT- responded to McGowan and many others on the far left in National Review magazine. He wrote quote while it may be tempting to dismiss McGowan's attempts attempts at whit her line of reasoning however faulty is echoed by nearly all the Democrats on the campaign trail and by virtually every Middle East specialist in the media and in academia unquote. Now why aren't the Democratic presidential candidates asked if they share such views. Perhaps it's because those asking the questions don't want to do anything thing that would harm the chances of one of the Democrat presidential candidates beating president trump in the November election. Does that sound too harsh. We'll consider that ninety. Two percent set of media coverage of the president has been negative. According to a study by the media research center could the protests in Iran. Follow the pattern of other freedom movements like solidarity in in Poland or demonstrations that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union or could they end a stalemate with increasingly brutal repression as as in Venezuela. It's too early to say but we should at least expect people who enjoy the blessings of liberty including the right to say very foolish things to support the efforts of others who want to free themselves from totalitarian oppression
The left Is Imploding Over Events With Iran
"So what happened the president kills a well known terrorist who was responsible for the dance hundreds of Americans including uniform military personnel left no stone the left has a break down if everybody is puzzled by this all you have to do is go back to when trump came down the escalator on June fifteenth two thousand sixteen and announces slogan make America great again member how controversial that once you make America great again what's controversial about that what in the world is controversial about America first but it is to the American left and they're really why is the explanation for all of this of course I'm gonna break it down into many many details for your great to be back folks happy to have you with us the telephone number eight hundred two eight two two eight eight two if you want to be on the on the program Twitter in my mind has become useful I was never going in the gang on the other side of the glass are looking perplexed didn't puzzled because it is well known that I think I'm sure and Twitter is inseparable what Twitter is highly useful right now on Twitter is allowing the laugh and today's Democrats and the media to show normal people how freaking insane they are Twitter has become words while it is incredible I wonder how many as I watch this this this why as I watch the left melt down over the death of a genuine one enemy of the people of this country and signed with an enemy nation over their own country in present I wonder how many Americans independence what have you for I am the fantasy this and are shocked and surprised by and I do because you know you never know the the depth that the mainstream media succeeds in achieving in terms of persuading people and I have found over the course you might find it hard to believe folks but I have found over the course of my stellar big broadcast career yeah I've said things about just take your pick I've said something and I've pounded it for ten fifteen years and people have heard it ten fifteen years when they hear it from somebody else what god did you see rush must be right the words everybody needs verification or a lot of people need verification what we've been one of the missions of this program since its inception has been the attempt and the objective to inform everybody ideologically who the left is who liberals are what liberalism here's how it becomes indistinguishable from socialism yeah yeah yeah yeah and now I mean it's unmistakable who these people are and they are the ones making it well known nobody has to tell anybody what the American left is or what the modern day Democrat party is because they are out there informing everybody you see where Iran has announced it will no longer abide by the terms of the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement with a mama the guy like Bill Clinton announcing is no longer going to abide by his marriage vows I mean big deal everybody's shocked whether you're right they never about what in fact they may have a buy because the terms of the deal free them to go ahead and develop nuclear weapons nuclear power and all of this look let me take a stab I'm late to this this issue and stories been around since late last week let me take a stab at explaining this and by the way fox I need to tell you I am so I have some kind of a it's a weird thing I never have this little respiratory called and it has I don't have stuffed nose or throat or any of that I was calling Azam I had as well when I was a kid shortness of breath so if I if I speak a little slower that's why don't be distracted by the trying not to make it distracting why is the left being so blatant in their support for an enemy nation why is the left why is the Democrat party going out of its way to tell everybody that they actually preferred the models in Iran and this dead terrorist awesome so much by the way this guy and I have the inside track on how they did it which I will share with you is the program unfolds I mean the military operation I have the inside track how this was done it is amazing and yet as ironic as it is it's how we may have to really really praise the intelligence community for pulling this off I mean the deep state I you see but this this guy in the revolutionary guard general Qassams stole the money his body is being flown back to Tehran in a cardboard box with his picture on it across three coach seats on a rainy in Ireland the New York Post has the picture he's in a cardboard box course there's not much of a left just his finger with the ring on that that's how he was identified soul but still and they've got his picture on the cardboard box but it was a bad dude folks now why why is the left beside themselves I think and their many reasons for this by the way I am all of them I've discussed before but in in terms of what may be guiding this in a specific sense I think as much is the case with the modern day Democrats it's about protecting the legacy of the Obama administration and Obama himself and the Obama foreign policy to many conservatives and many Republicans Reagan is the president of all time the president president said no matter what kind of assaults are attacks on and they're going to be answered and defend and I think to the left there used to be Clinton I actually now think it's Obama that must be protected above all things must be shielded against all the terms it was the mom administration that ran the crew on trump and it went all the way to the oval office there's no doubt in anybody's mind posted by the way still hasn't sent the articles of impeachment over Josh Paul a senator from Missouri so he's gonna offer a resolution to just dismiss the charges because she won't sandy the articles over and nobody knows when she's going to send them over she's trying to again persuading people to re open the case in the Senate for more witnesses but I think she may be waiting for Durham she may be waiting for the dorm report even if that six months from now and you was the articles being sent to the Senate to blunt whatever bad news might be coming down the pike for the Democrats during could be one thing protectable could be something we don't know about but let me explain this Obama business as as a way of explaining how the left is is imploding on this it is very fashionable actually it's not it's not been fashionable to call them anti American but the reason I asked the question what the world is so controversial about make America great again you realize that phrase sent them into apoplexy make America great again or America first sends them into a nose dive into a tizzy what in the world to do normal decent common citizen Americans what in the world is controversial about that make America great again the answer is very simple there are a lot of people in the Democratic Party don't think America ever has been great do not think America can be great because of our founding don't believe America deserves to be great and in fact thanks America's guilty and they have now become the mainstream of the Democrat party Madeleine Albright Madeleine Albright teaching at Georgetown University one of the things that she teaches students is that the United States is nothing but an accident of timing and events that there's nothing special about the United States that there certainly is nothing exceptional about the United States that it was just an accident they were just happened the confluence of events people fleeing the dictatorship of the king in Great Britain it up any number of other things for forces beyond anybody's control brought these events together in a nation was created by it's just an accident and therefore there's nothing really you think about it there's nothing special about it there's nothing noteworthy about it now Madeleine Albright might you might also remember that when the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union imploded that Madeleine Albright was very alarmed that that left the United States is the only superpower in the world and that was not good because you see the concept of America as the good guys does not exist in today's Democrat party in the world wide left do not doubt me on this there is no concept of America as the good guys and that's why make America great again is so offensive to the Americas not the good guys America needs to be cut down in size American needs to be limited America needs to be guarded against so Madeleine Albright's out there teaching young sculls full of March there's nothing special about America it's just a coincidence just an accident and that the United States as a singular super power is a destabilizing element in the world okay that brings us farmers she was secretary state among other things for Bill Clinton she has videos which are common in the modern day laughed and they are common in the American government their common in the American assembly flint that view that America alone as a super powers destabilizing is a view widely held in the civil service throughout the state department it's not an obscure review it's not it's not a minority view took me a long time to learn this long time to believe it long time to understand long time to accept tough thing to accept can't give me you grew up in your own country it takes seven to go to school when you're a young kid you're talking about the founding of the country your aware of how unique and exceptional America's then you then you discovered that people in your own government non biased don't believe it don't think it fact I think just the exact opposite tough thing to believe lot of people don't want to believe it lot of people don't want to accept that our own government there are people who do not believe in the goodness of the United States the concept of America as the good guys but you're looking at it in every bit of this opposition to what trump is non you're seeing it don't if you don't want to believe me do not then I what you're saying did not deny what you're reading they hate the trump did this for a host of reasons they hate the trump succeeded at it in a political sense thank you that trump has done damage to the Obama foreign policy the reason I mention mall mantled right is because Obama was of the same view you know what Obama's policy in Iran was aside from giving them notes but what was the motivation for all bomb I had the same view of the Middle East that he and Madeline Albright and all the rest of them have of the United States the Middle East was destabilized when only Israel was an economic and military power one of the reasons the and there are many it one of the reasons the Obama administration entered into the Iran deal one of the reasons that they engaged Iran one of the reasons that Obama dropped off a hundred and fifty billion dollars in cash on the tarmac in Tehran and don't think that some of it didn't get the Qassams only money a lot of it did by they know who the guy what is the Obama people know who the guy was they were making deals with this guy they know exactly who he was Obama believe that empowering Iran would stabilize the Middle East provide a counterbalance to Israel because once again the Israelis are not seen as the good guys even though they are United States ally and by the way there are many reasons why people like Obama's Susan rice madam Albright all the rest would not see Israel as the good guys there are religious reasons there are geo political reasons strategic reasons racial resent is all kinds of reasons for it but regardless Israel is the problem in the Middle East the United States is the problem in the world at large SO policies must be developed and implemented to blunt the bad guy nature of the United States and the bad guy nature of Israel and so there's Obama