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Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89
"A pioneering filmmaker who helped launch the blaxploitation Aaron movies is died some call Melvin van Peebles the godfather of modern black cinema and not just because he ushered in movies like shaft and Superfly his son Merrill says his dad knew that black images matter if a single black image is worth a thousand words how much more what a whole movie about blacks be worth novem people's answer that question when he released sweet Sweetback's badass song which he wrote produced directed starred in and scored in this two thousand and four interview he said that it did not only inspire black filmmakers you have women directing films in the one even begin to think about you have Latinos you have Asian you have blacks you have disenfranchised across the board being able to do things that made possible made on a budget of about a half billion dollars sweet sweet back or in fourteen million at the box office despite being an X. rated having limited distribution and few positive reviews by critics I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Why Would a US President Do What Joe Biden Did in Afghanistan?
"Have to get serious because what's going on in the middle east so many people and i'm included are dramatically puzzled like we've never been quite this puzzled at what just happened. I mean i've been on the record. That i don't believe biden was elected and i think this stuff is gonna come out but that's a side issue. Let's say he was elected. Let's say he is the president. Why would a. Us president do what he did in afghanistan. It is utterly unfathomable to me in other words as upset as i am about it. I'm even more mystified. Because i feel like we all must be missing something. Nobody could be this incompetent. There's gotta be more to the story. At least that's my theory will. Unfortunately my book enemies and allies didn't come out in time. And i say that because as you read this book you'll see is i described the transition from president trump to president biden or. I'll just say president biden. There there he is. He's making these days vice president biden. That's probably more accurate. If you don't mind. So so. But i i actually profile him towards the end of the book because i knew everybody would be asking. What should we expect. It's going to be a sharp contrast from trump to biden's but what do we know about by right. Well there are some good things. He's the most pro israel person in the entire democratic party and using eight which is saying almost nothing. No no look. Let's be fair israel. Bipartisan point of unity. For seventy five years it's becoming divided now because you've got the squad Now trying to strip a billion dollars worth of missile defense funding For israel From the latest budget but dome the iron dome system which is which is crazy because it protects palestinians israeli arab muslim and israeli jews and christians but the point is there are many pro israel people in the democrat party and biden is among them but even by some of the closest friends say that his judgment on on middle east issues is is horrific and that he's been wrong on almost every foreign policy issue in the middle east off the last forty
U.S. Spat With France Shows Challenge of Keeping Allies Unified
"I want you to put on the secretary of state hat. That many believe people believed you're going to wear. Should hillary clinton have won the two thousand sixteen election. And tell me what you would do if you were sitting on the seventh floor of the state department and this submarine controversy arose. And you might want to recap it for people who didn't listen to talk about it last week. You're on the air with me when the story broke. Yeah in in very short strokes. Australia signed up for france to build diesel electric submarines which are pretty good but over the last week or so they have done a one eighty and signed up with the united states in the united kingdom to build vastly better nuclear powered submarines. The french have lost a multi billion dollar contract. Their outrage what i would have done in retrospect was spend more time speaking with our allies. The french our oldest allies the first nation who came and fought alongside us in the revolutionary war. There are very fond of pointing that out as we subsequently fought a small war with them but such was the nineteenth century at the moment there still very strong allies within nato and so this came across to them as a very bad industrial policy. But also a real stab in the back to an ally. If i were sitting in tony blinken shoes right now and tony by the way. Interestingly is a franco phonic. He speaks beautiful. French lived in france for many years. I think he is and ought to be the point. Man on trying to rebuild this at the moment quite shaky set of relationships. And it's not just france hewitt's it's also with europe. Broadly we see particularly in the wake of brexit as the united kingdom pulls out. We now see france taking a lead in germany in working toward a much more independent eu policy. That'll bleed into our efforts to stand up to china. That's why this is important. I think secretary blinken that ought to be pretty much at the top of his chat list. Right now is working with his counterparts in paris.
Google to spend $2.1 billion on Manhattan campus acquisition
"Google is planning to expand its footprint in New York City Google had a presence in New York for over twenty years but now it's planning to buy New York St John's terminal for two point one billion dollars the company's been leasing the former freight facility at five fifty Washington Street and announced that it's making it the anchor of its Hudson square campus chief financial officer reports of the companies looking to invest more than two hundred fifty million dollars in New York this year New York mayor bill de Blasio called it one of the shots in the arms we need as part of our comeback the company forecast the investment lad another fourteen thousand employees in New York City I'm Jennifer king
Questions continue on $16B back bay flood plan in NJ
"One of the most ambitious and expensive flood control projects in any US state could eventually change the way the Jersey Shore looks and operates during a storm the back bays of the Jersey Shore hit hard by flooding during superstorm sandy but a proposed sixteen billion dollar plan to address flooding is raising concerns the proposal calls for construction of huge gates across the miles of three inlets in New Jersey that could be slam shot when a major storm approaches officials with the US army corps of engineers held an online hearing Monday night they said the plan could prevent one point six billion dollars with the storm damage every year when fully constructed but officials didn't have detailed answers on some concerns including where the water would go during storms and the impact it might have on the environment participants asked what would happen to the water levels near the structures there's no guarantee of funding for the massive project which would run from Neptune in Monmouth County all the way to the state southern tip in Cape May New Jersey I'm Jennifer king
According to the Taliban, They Defeated the United States
"Talk about afghanistan. God fa- sekine piece of real estate. it's never functioned. As a modern westphalian nation ever even under the monarchy the nation. That was home to bin laden and his al-qaeda training camps now twenty years after september eleventh is again under the control of our friends let of corrupt politicians that want to play nice with the west like qatar cy but under the control of people who want to kill you yes. The taliban quote unquote the students. The tally ban the students of islam fundamentalists. They don't hate isis. The same breed is. I says isis may want to be in control but they're all fundamentalists jihadis along with al qaeda. Now they have eighty three billion dollars worth of equipment and training that you pay for. And how are they sending that across the muslim world arab and non-arab. We defeated america. We didn't just defeat the ruthless murderous soviet union with its helicopter gunships and landmines shaped like toys to main children. We defeated the greatest station. I'm seth that's how they're selling it than jihadis are flooding back into this
Guterres Condemns Yemen Executions by Houthis
"U. n. secretary general antonio guiterrez on monday urged world leaders to take action to get sustainable development back on track before it's too late to change course at a meeting in new york on the sidelines of the un general assembly. He insisted that the road to recovery after kovic was mapped out clearly highlighting several challenges. The un chief said that corona virus vaccine production needed to double to reach seventy percent of the world's population by the middle of next year. Bold investment was also needed in education welfare protection healthcare and jobs. Mister guitarist continued at the digi moment. Event as he urged an end to tax evasion money laundering and illicit financial flows the third global challenges ensuring equal rights for women and girls including in education everywhere. The un top official maintained as leaders heard his call to put an end to the warming lead against a planet. The only way to do this by committing to zero net emissions by twenty fifty said mr perish by dedicating one hundred billion dollars a year to climate action and by saying no to more coal-fired power stations after twenty twenty one
Australia Says France Knew of 'Grave' Submarine Concerns
"Australia's prime minister has defended his government's actions the putting out of the deal with France for pizza submarines France accused Australia of hiding its intentions to back out of the ninety billion dollar contracts however Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said France was well aware of the issues before straight you have pulled out of the deal I have would have had every reason to know that we have date and grave concerns president Joe Biden revealed last week in New annoyance including Australia and Britain that would deliver an Australian pizza at least H. nuclear powered submarines the cancellation has caused a diplomatic crisis which has seen falls recorded some bath does to the United States and Australia president Biden French president Emmanuel macron will talk for the first time since the stock began in an attempt by the U. S. to mend relations with the European nation I'm Karen Thomas
Inspiration4 Crew Returns to Earth After Historic Flight
"Historic journey to spaces on the books tonight. The spacex dragon capsule the splashdown in the atlantic ocean. Off the coast of florida with the world's first all civilian four member crew give is in port canaveral candice. This adventure has been ground. Baking in so many ways it hasn't been groundbreaking and shows that the sky is really no limit for civilians. And i'll tell you. We heard this gigantic thud here in port. Canaveral as dragon capsule made its way through the atmosphere. And then that just beautiful landing in the atlantic ocean wrapping up this beautiful journey tonight. The return to earth the first all civilian space crew to orbit the earth wrapping their history-making three day mission. We're giving all of our time right now to you science research and some ukulele playing and trying to raise awareness for an important cause for us back on earth the inspiration for billionaire jared isaac men. Who's bankrolling the trip bone cancer survivor. Haley arsenault scien- proctor. The first black woman to pilot spacecraft and chris brown sqi who won his ticket through sweepstakes there last hours in space spent taking in the views snapping photos in the specially designed capsule dome even chatting with bano the blasted off from cape canaveral. Wednesday evening on a spacex rocket their capsule the dragon measuring thirteen feet wide. Their home as they whizzed around earth at seventeen thousand miles an hour. It's been really interesting to see how fluid shifts with my gravity environment mission part science to determine the effects of space on the human body and park charity more than one hundred fifty billion dollars raised for saint jude's children's hospital where arsenal works patients. They're getting a rare treat. Thursday
US Nears Plan for Widescale Expulsions of Haitian Migrants
"The Biden administration is working on plans this weekend to send many of the thousands of Haitian immigrants who have gathered in a Texas border city back to their homeland it's a swift response to a huge influx of patients across the border from Mexico and our camping out around a bridge in del Rio and bathing in the river some there for as long as a week details of the plan to fly them back to Haiti were yet to be finalized but would likely involves several flights per day starting as early as Sunday according to officials who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity meanwhile Republican Texas governor Greg Abbott signed legislation Friday committing nearly two billion dollars to secure the state's borders these phones are needed because the bonds of ministrations open border policies have opened the floodgates I'm Julie Walker
Anti-Republican Jimmy Kimmel Gives Larry Elder a Shout Out
"Even jimmy. Kimmel incidentally gave larry elder some credit. Here's cut twelve jimmy. Kimmel is an republican anti conservative anti-trump one of these late night comics. That has stopped being funny because all they want to do is rip us. And i'm sure he did plenty of attacking larry elder. There's been such a smear campaign against larry. It's kinda hard to believe but here was jimmy. Kimmel giving kudos to larry elder for his gracious speech the night that it was announced. The governor shen held onto his job yesterday. gavin newsom didn't not win. He didn't get fired. Not even close. He trounced the clown car full of candidates for running against him. The cost to our state was about three hundred billion dollars. Which i think is the third most expensive dinner at french laundry. Ever republican vote-getter radio host. Larry elder was surprisingly. Gracious in defeat accepted the results of the election. I forgot what it was. Like to see a republican. Do that but Every once a while you see a chicken fly and you're like oh yeah they're birds. Yeah we republicans. Were never gracious. Gracious is my middle name. I'm always gracious jerk.
With foreign funds frozen, Afghan aid groups stuck in limbo
"With the Afghan government severed from the international banking system aid groups both inside the country and abroad say they're struggling to get emergency relief basic services and funds to a population at risk of starvation among the groups struggling to function is a public health non profit the paid salaries on purchase food and fuel for hospitals the six hundred million dollars in funds which had been funneled through the Afghan health ministry that dried up overnight after the Taliban took over the capital done the countries have pledged to open the purse strings to the tune of one point two billion dollars in humanitarian aid but attempts by western governments and international finance institutions to deprive the Taliban controlled government the other funding sources until his intentions are clearer as Afghans most vulnerable citizens hurting I'm Charles Taylor that's not
Canadian Pacific Reaches $27 Billion Deal to Buy Kansas City Southern
"Major railway companies are coming together in a historic new deal canadian pacific railway but kansas city southern for more than twenty seven billion dollars. If the deal is approved it will be the first major merger in the industry in about two decades. It will create the first freight railroad that links canada. The us and mexico. Canadian pacific already plays a key role in north american trade beginning. Kansas city southern was big because it plays a big part in trade with mexico. The trains bring auto and other industrial products from mexico into the us and they bring american farm goods back to mexico. Once the railways are merged. The new company will be named canadian pacific kansas city and it plans to bring on another twenty thousand employees but regulators still have to give the okay and those reviews could last until the end of next
Federal Aid Saved Families During the Pandemic
"The money and other resources. The federal government brought to bear to keep people afloat during pandemic was in essence of vast anti-poverty program. We'll get a sense later. Today of how well the pandemic relief worked. When the us census releases twenty twenty data on poverty other indicators show the programs kept hunger at bay in many households and democrats are pushing to extend some of those programs which do have costs. Marketplace's amanda teacher has more the government provided billions of dollars in pandemic aid. Emergency unemployment benefits stimulus checks and increase supplemental nutrition assistance benefits or food stamps. Without all that care about dairy from. I focus on children's says things would have been much worse while dairy points to the advanced child tax credit deposits up to three hundred dollars a month per kid. They put cash directly in the hands of families cash. That's been going toward things like groceries or rent. Democrats want to continue the child tax benefit the treasury department says it would cost taxpayers about one hundred ten billion dollars a year. Eric york is with the tax foundation. It becomes just very expensive to make it permanent. She says that may be why. Lawmakers are only proposing to extend it through twenty twenty-five according to columbia university social policy center child poverty dropped by more than forty percent after the first child tax deposit in july. I'm amanda feature for
Donors Pledge $1.2 Billion in Emergency Funds for Afghans
"The United Nations announced on Monday it's drummed up more than one point two billion dollars in emergency pledges for helping eleven million Afghans ahead up the first high level conference on Afghanistan since the Taliban took power a month ago western governments big traditional donors and others announced pledges the wood beyond the six hundred six million dollars that the U. N. was seeking to cover costs through the end of the year Afghans face an escalating humanitarian crisis in the homeland and millions more elsewhere in the region as the U. N. human rights chief Martin Griffiths voiced concerns about the Taliban's first steps in establishing power I'm Charles de Ledesma
Biden Orders Sweeping Vaccine or Testing Requirements for Millions of Workers
"President biden unveiled a plan to combat the delta variant of cova nineteen. That will require employers with one hundred more workers those in the medical field and federal workers to be vaccinated or undergo at least weekly kovic nineteen testing. The president is also ordering vaccination for executive branch employees as well as federal contractors with no test alternative. The new mandates will cover about one hundred million workers or two thirds of all workers in the united states. The plan calls for using the defense production act to accelerate the production of rapid at home tests for covert nineteen. The administration is procuring about two billion dollars worth in the rapid point of care and over the counter at home. Kobe tests all of the almost three hundred thousand educators who work in the federal head start program that provides early childhood education and other services will have to be vaccinated under the plan. The labor department's occupational safety and health administration plans to issue an emergency temporary standard implementing the new requirements for businesses which will cover about eighty million private sector workers businesses. That don't comply can face fines of up to fourteen thousand dollars per violation. The employers will also have to give workers paid time off to get vaccinated or to recover from any side effects of getting vaccinated. The country is now averaging more than one hundred and fifty thousand new cases a day with about fifteen hundred deaths reported daily. That's according to a new york times tracker biden's moves come with just over. Fifty percent of the overall. Us population fully vaccinated. That's according to the centers for disease control and prevention tracker. The president's plan would also double fines for those airline passengers who refused to wear a mask.
The Ongoing Health Costs Associated With 9/11
"To federal funds established after the attacks of september eleven. Two thousand and one have paid around twelve billion dollars over the years. The money went to first responders. The families of those who died or people have gotten sick as a result of the terrorist carnage. Medical claims have been increasing in recent years. Many from people with cancer marketplace's samantha fields reports on the ongoing health costs connected to that day twenty years ago this weekend. Michael o'connell responded to the world trade center as a firefighter on nine eleven and spent the next few weeks working at ground zero five years later he got sick. I know the exact date. It was december thirty first. Two thousand six new year's eve. He went to bed that night filling healthy but when he woke up the next morning i literally had swollen limbs swollen ankles all my joints were inflamed by body kind of blew up to like twice the size. It was a pulmonologist figured out that he had a rare autoimmune disease called sarcoidosis that was attacking his skin and joints and told him he'd gotten it from breathing in toxins. The material that responders and survivors were exposed to when the towers collapsed was quite toxic. Dr michael crane treats a lot of nine eleven first responders through the world trade center health program clinic at mount sinai so huge huge burning buildings collapsing. Everything inside is burning and it collapses down into a pile and then an enormous. Dust cloud a lot of firefighters. Police officers and others at ground zero started getting sick almost immediately. I with what they called the world trade center cough then. Ptsd and depression. And eventually years later cancers this exposure has a really really long tail anyone who develops any kind of illness linked to nine eleven can get free healthcare through the world trade center health program but michael bearish a lawyer for nine eleven survivors says there are likely a lot of people dealing with nine eleven related health problems. Who don't know they're
Manchin Backs as Little as $1 Trillion of Biden's $3.5 Trillion Plan
"It started off with a six trillion dollar price. Tag ben is lower to three point five trillion. Now there's reporting suggesting that. Senator joe manchin wants the total for the democrats reconciliation bill to drop as low as one to one point five trillion dollars though for what it's worth. Some people close to him say that his comfort zone is something closer to around two trillion. But here's the question. What exactly will the democrats top line number. Be the process of crafting. The bill will kick off in earnest today as the house ways and means committee. The education comedian labor committee began marking up their proposals and already there are tensions over the issues being voted on for example. We're told that the seven hundred sixty two billion dollars vision for education which includes more than four hundred fifty billion dollars for childcare at universal pre-k and hundreds of billions more for school infrastructure and free community. College won't likely make it to the white house intact. Likewise a battlefield limited resources is driving the fight over which healthcare proposals include pit into house against the senate and the white house. Now the dollar totally dictated by how much democrats can generate puts tax hikes and other revenue raisers. Which by the way is a huge area of contention itself. Democrats could find themselves with about one to two trillion dollars in revenue depending on how much they scaled back. The trump tax cuts. they'll also net a large chunk of change from the prescription drug overhaul though their sparring over details of that plan as well after the real fight will commence how to spend the money at feel like we're in like fight inception. There's a fight within a fight but then a fight anyway house speaker. Nancy pelosi acknowledged the coming battles over limited dollars. Where would you cut childcare. family medical. Leave universal pre-k both care right now. Most negotiations are taking place between house and senate leadership and the white house. But the real veto power lights with senator joe manchin and kirstin cinema so the more they communicate about what they will or won't accept the better. That's according to two senior democratic
"billion dollars" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley
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"billion dollars" Discussed on Power Corrupts
"After the musical flopped and nauru's government lost seven million bucks. There was even more pressure to make the illicit finance machine hums to life and by the late nineteen ninety s it had some estimates even suggest that to seventy billion dollars was flowing through banks registered in their at the time banks that we're all operating out of a single billion dollars shack filled with computer equipment that hosted the servers so in one thousand nine hundred nine. Jack hit decided. Try and visit the shack. Well when i first tried to go there. They told me that didn't allow journalists. And so i just took rather semantic perspective and went there as a tourist and never had to misrepresent myself. Because when. I got to the customs in brisbane australia so that was the only city that had a flight on air narrow at the time to the island c. You had to fly to australia. I sydney and then after brisbane and then and then fly over to narrow. And when i was checking in their ad book the flight. That was not a problem but when i was checking with their customs they asked me what was my preferred description of my profession. And i said i was an essayist which is true. It also turns out that there was a about a dozen australian scientists who were all assay tests. As s. a. y. On the plane with me an assayas by the way is a person who analyzes rocks and metals to determine the quantity and quality of the oars hiding within and so we were all just assured onto the plan then i spelled correctly on my documentation and walked onto the plane and landed in their room after that they were. I was sort of like on the run the time i was there almost immediately. Jack got a sense of how parochial the island was and how badly the ruins had ruined their tropical paradise. This just a bit of a hike from the airport to the one motel but they had when i got there and it looked like any other hotel except that there was no really any running water and for the tire like i think it was there for about five days. I never had any water. Except one when i tried to shower and it came out for about a minute. There's no natural water left on the island so all water has to be either desalinated or flown in in these large plastic crates sitter fitted customized to fit into the chairs of a boeing seven thirty-seven. This is what. I the air narrow had one plane and the back half of it was filled with these customized crates which were filled with mostly water settled in but without having a shower. Jack set off to find the euphemistically named new agency corporation. The entity that was responsible for hosting all the shell banks. Those hubs of illicit finance. Anyone who wanted to open one of those banks just needed to visit. Www dot anti taxes dot com and fork over twenty five grand and voila. You've got yourself a bank. The websites pitch was that you could quote improve your image by owning your own bank or that. You could start a bank to hide money from a quote vindictive. Ex-spouse of course the so-called vindictive ex-spouse usually referred to tax collectors back in your home country which in the late nineteen ninety s for the clientele of nauru was most likely be russia. One estimate from the us treasury department around this time suggested that roughly four hundred of these banks were set up in this. Illicit bonanza so. You know i'm there. And i'm very upfront about what i'm doing. I want to see where the banks are. And they'll tell me. Oh yes well all of that. In this building down here and sure enough it was just a simple little like duplex structure to doors centered in the middle of this little building and i could see that out of every window was a an air conditioning unit because having obviously that many computers in a hot equatorial climate as dangerous for computers. So this is a little building was just this giant refrigerator. As jack stood there. He contemplated what that building represented. millions of. People were poor because of that building because of that shack robbed of their countries wealth by greedy oligarchs and criminals from russia's rapidly expanding underworld people thousands of miles away. Had almost certainly been murdered over. The vast sums squirrelled away in that shack. Jack was there to check it out not to ponder it And so i went up there and banged on the door and said i wanted to see if i could. I want to see if i could find somebody there who would give me a tour of inside this building and this middle aged woman with a broom answered the door and defied herself as the cleaning lady of this place and said that probably she would be the only person i'd be able to talk to so i did meet the cleaning lady of the emerging global economy. I never got any closer to anyone there. The strange thing about the whole operation was that new room wasn't even taking that big of a cut. They mostly made money from that. Twenty five thousand dollar bank startup fee. They weren't raking in big bucks from the billions that were digitally stored in that check so even as they started to face a lot of international pressure from western governments to crack down on their offshore banks the government of neuro kept trying out new schemes hoping to diversify their portfolio of offerings to people. Who didn't want to be traced another thing they did was You could basically get a narrow passport.
"billion dollars" Discussed on Power Corrupts
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"billion dollars" Discussed on Power Corrupts
"billion dollars" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!
"There but the first line of richard the third was now is the winter of our discontent in that play. Richard the last line is a horse. A horse my kingdom for a horse now in this scene mid-winter doesn't say anything. And i would love some line like that from midwinter. When he was going under the water to me it would have brought the whole movie home with a type of continuity based on this key phrase of now is the winter of our discontent instead. We just see midwinter slowly sinking into the water. That would have been a great idea for the movie tom here. We get another quick cut to stack. As he takes the marker from the map that represented bid windsors army and toss us aside with a wry smile on his face. Then back the harry on the ice the score has gone quiet. Harry is once again alone on the ice and needs to walk a long way to get outta there. The dead silence is broken by the sound of a helicopter. Well stock gets out of the helicopter and talked about patriotism and how some people like midwinter can be both a patriot and a very stupid man or brings that out in people. It's a great short speech by stock. Oh absolutely that actually was good. Yeah gary the eggs and leaves so once again harrys alone on his vast amount of ice. He's hitting lafayette now. And we see him walking. Just like when ross left him and finally finally we get a transition. The scene fades to trafalgar square to. Ross how so when. He's in his office to figure out what the picture on the wall. In ross office was it was kind of covered by by their heads. But if you remember the butterflies from funeral in berlin they're gone and there's a new picture hanging there but again i couldn't really tell what it was. I'd love to know because that's spot has held significance in the prior to movies. There's another surprise in this scene which we're not gonna give away but palmer will work for us. Again was a mission successful. Yes and no. He prevented the invasion by the nut. Midwinter but did he get the eggs back and who england produced these virus eggs anyway. Well there was the macguffin. It really doesn't matter. It's just like this movie for me now. I wanna i wanna close by talking about this being the third harry palmer movie. We've talked in the past. About how the third james bond movie with new actor tended to be a really good movie if not that actress. Best ya goldfinger. the spy. Who loved me. The world is not enough sky. Fall for bonn. I'd question sky fall over casino royale true but mission impossible three. The godfather come to mind is third movies. That didn't live up to the series godfather. Three better than a lot of the critics. But it still wasn't as good as the first two and this is another example. Michael caine god of his five movie deal after this movie yet another antibody tribute to billion dollar brain. It didn't follow the bond pattern of the third movie being so good. Yeah i liked it. But funeral in berlin is still my favorite harry palmer movie with michael. Cain and billion dollar brain is probably my least favorite of the three. So maybe it should have been million dollar brain. Well that's a wrap. You can tell that time then like this one as much as i did but let us know what you think. Thanks for listening. This has been dancing. Vestry in town a spy movie navigator dot com. We hope you enjoyed.
"billion dollars" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!
"And okay i'm done at this. Point is the time. Leave the theater yet. Leone harrier still in helsinki. We're done right. i quite wrong. No we still have the general deal with. Harry is supposed to bring the eggs back to england another direct cut to general midwinter in a window overlooking a platoon of henchman. All dressed in white coats. There is a very nazi hitler. Feel to this he again. Invokes god by saying with god on our side. How can we fail. Oh my god yes. so much. For an antibody. Appeal to the harry. Palmer moi's meglomaniac acting like he's above all a platoon of henchmen wearing common uniforms and trying to track him down. Let's see who's movies to this sort of thing james bond. Maybe i mean. I thought harry was supposed to be the anti bond and not fall into these tropes. This feels wrong. For a harry palmer. Movie to me yeah. This is spectacular in terms of Of the whole sort story set anyway. The general has this military hard hat on with four stars on it and his organization's logo Instead of the tight shots we saw them in texas. He's centered on the screen but doesn't take up. The whole screen is scene is reminiscent of the scene. We see six years later in the movie. Patent or patent is addressing his troops so very much like that while this goes on and midwinter is walking amongst his troops. We see harry and leo driving to meet up with the general we also see other. Parts of the uprising have started the troops. Get into oil tankers for a long drive to latvia. Wow and like how. They use the oil tankers to transport troops here. You wouldn't think you were looking at a military operation. It brings me back to licensed to kill where the tankers are used to remove the drugs. And i hadn't realized how some of that movie appears to have been inspired from this one. Yeah well actually. You could go back to the nineteen forty nine james cagney movie white heat. They criminals hiding in an oil tanker. Maybe they inspired this billion dollar brain. Seen could be. Yeah yeah so now heroine. Leo are too late when they get to wear. The general was and they leave to catch. Up with the tankers and again we have a quick cut with the advanced team setting down navigation lights on the ice and the trucks continue forward. This time we're back to the tight shots again and this is happening. We see stock military room with planes on a map being pushed around as you've seen in many war movies is counterattack has started the planes bombed the tankers and the ice cracking the ice we see mid winter's plans cracking along with the ice winters troops and tankers fall through the ice. Harry jumps out of his car which falls into the icy water again. This isn't a harry palmer movie. It looks like a bond movie here. He's the score is very good here too. Brassy military music. It's very good throughout the movie. But here it's especially good. We midwinter army fall into the cold water and drown. We see midwinter do the same bringing his diabolical plan to an end so much for god being on his side. Okay so if you remember at the beginning of this podcast if you can remember back that far. I said i thought they missed an opportunity when they used. Now is the winter of our discontent. I get that. The winter in helsinki and the general being midwinter the.
"billion dollars" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!
"He says we're going into the twenty first century. This is how wars are going to be fought and life is going to be lived. I'll tell harry of the computer center my brain. It costs me one billion dollars. This is where the title comes from. this is a honeywell computer facility and it looks great. Yes it stated by today's standard but it was absolutely state of the art. Nineteen sixty seven on. This movie was made and look it up prophetic. It was in terms of how wars are going to be fought. I mean this is exactly what goes on today so that was actually pretty prophetic. This is my favorite line is whole crazy. Seen it makes the pentagon look like a room. In the alamo and talking about the computer that's just terrific and of course i don't know if you've ever been to the alamo small. It is now at this point. I'm wondering why. The general is so trusting of harry. Harry was supposed to be killed. Brains orders yet. Here he is. I stopped trying to put logic in this movie. Longtime there's twist this where it's like. Why why would he be doing that. Yeah leo's in the computer center and there's constant motion going on general midwinter is raging on and on about communism the russians china. You name it. He's going to take it all down. What really cracks me up. But really i thought was funny. Was that during all of this. The general grabs a deck of about thirty to fifty computer cards and says this is the program for revolution when we feed them into this machine. Latvia is going to be in one big turmoil. These send out orders to all of our agents and latvia to begin the uprising. They take over the radio stations. The police the post office the airports and then the general shows them punched paper tape. This was another way. Computers could read programs so maybe that deck was just the instructions to the agents. Today they would do it by text message but there's no way that small little check in and of itself would have been enough of a program to take down latvia. They they came so close to getting this whole computer thing right here. This one just correct. I think the deck was more of a symbol of what the computer can do anyway..
"billion dollars" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!
"When harry gets there but there's a lot of art in this place and i don't know that much about art to comment directly put a guy named matthew bradford does and he has a blog called double section where he wrote about this movie what he said about the art. I just couldn't say this any better. I'm just going to quote him from this. Whether it's the juxtaposition of beautiful two-dimensional nudes cut in with quick shots of a grotesque brutally murdered body or the sudden appearance of painted finished deity serving as a stern reminder. That men in the world of espionage are but pawns of the larger unfathomable and disease the ever-present wall art plays a crucial role in russell storytelling. And there's a lot of it and we're going to see more of it in a little while to so hairy leaves dr karna. By way of being chloroform d- he wakes up the two big guys with the black bar. Yeah he wakes up in a limo with colonel. Ross who proceeds the blackmail. Harry into rejoining am i five. There's a briefing in the car. And harry takes oath to join them. I five again. east old. Getting the egg back to the british laboratory is his mission. All right now wait. Wait wait wait. I want to stop you before you go on because in this scene there is absolutely great. Callback the chris file as ross is trying to convince harry to come back. He says to them now. Listen to me. That was the key action phrase if you will in the brainwashing seats through and you have chris file. Yup it activated the brainwashing. Yes yeah now later in the in this movie billion dollar brain colonel stock says listen to me at multiple points. Yes but he doesn't say. Now listen to me. They crossed us here so. I'm almost wondering if that callback. Harry kind of agreed. Go along after ross. Has this conversation with now. listen to me. Maybe there wasn't an effect or even though he the files seemed like not to have been brainwashed. Whoa hey this. That's a good. That's a good call out. That's that was one that i'm like. Oh i love that. Yeah that's cool all right so now. We have more intrigued thrown at us here. The eggs are filled with nasty viruses. What will be done with these viruses and by who and to whom in two thousand and one. We're still very much worried about viruses so for nineteen sixty seven. This is a very intriguing disclosure for the viewer to learn. Yeah there's another thing that might have been an influence or in a future movie from this scene in the car. If we jump forward to the james bond movie tomorrow never dies in that movie. After they leave the admiral bond m robinson and moneypenny are whisked at high speed to the airport and they have a briefing in the car similar to briefing. That ross has with harry kind of telling them what's up the big difference here is that harry is the antibody so in this case colonel..
"billion dollars" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!
"That i think was one of the most clever things. That harry doesn't whole series. I mean this was really. You've got this thing can't open it up. How do i see what's in it. Oh i'll take an x ray of the shoe store brilliant. Yeah it was terrific and so okay. So he's got to bring these eggs to helsinki. That's his instructions. This is the basis of the plot. And the rest of the movie details harry palmer's efforts to deliver these eggs and what these eggs might mean and who is who and so on so to me. The fun of this movie is what happens as we move from piece to piece of the platte and who is doing what for who and why sounds confusing. Yeah i'm not even sure. I've watched movie ten times. I'm not sure. I one hundred percent get the whole plot of this movie. It is confusing. But eventually if you watch it a lot it makes and we're gonna make some sense of it here. Which is oh okay. We're gonna try right so we eventually do come to find out that these eggs are carrying a virus on nasty virus and as we're dealing with the covid thing right now. It's kind of apropos. We talk about this now. This virus theme something. We also see in mission impossible to where the camera virus is going to be unleashed in order to sell the antidote so a slightly different twist on it but the virus is getting released to do bad things so in either case with what we're doing what we're going through with the corona virus or what's happening with the virus in this movie the viruses are not going to be used in a nice way there all right so we're going to focus on a few key scenes. Here palmer has to helsinki. This is a great setting. I went to helsinki a few summers ago. It was a beautiful warm day. The swimming area next to the docks was opened was packed with the locals. The farmers market was alive. Lots of boats on the water. Lots of activity. We went out to the island. Were parts of this. Movie are filled. It looked like a vibrant city. Let's shift to the movie in this movie. It's winter remember. We said eglise role as general mid-winter their snow and ice. All around you get the feeling of relations. Most of the shots are wide shots with very few close ups in our podcast where we interviewed yohannes ekelund. He mentioned that. Helsinki was more right in the winter. It was made for the winter. This movie sure gives us that impression. We also just did a podcast on the two thousand twenty one movie cliff walkers that was sad and snow as well but at a very different feel. They're the snow was beautiful. And billion dollar brain snow and ice makes me think of desolation and harry is alone in this environment a few times throughout this movie and also the code phrase mentioned earlier now is the winter of our discontent this setting states. That perfectly yeah it really and you see him walking there. Sometimes you feel like oh my god you are really in the middle of nowhere on your own and you have no idea what's happening. Which is you know the whole thing in the movie. So we'd helsinki harry meets anya. Who brings him to asana the steam billows out of the room when the doors opened in the cold i thought that was so cool that affect me too. That's nice that makes you. It makes you cold and it kind of like a warm up. When i go in in case we forget it was gold there..
"billion dollars" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!
"Must not be harry. We see a toaster. A classic music album dirty dishes abroad under the bed. A shoe with a hole in it and the picture of a naked woman on the wall again. This is not looking like a bond movie at this point. Yeah you mentioned maybe from lower class. British movies are really about class and in the different class ranks. So here we see this. We assume the hp detective agency is harry palmer. But here we go. Yeah this is. This is about as far from bond in the way bind live as we can as we can imagine here much further away from the bond life then we saw the file and funeral berlin. We have to remember that at the end. The funeral in berlin. Harry quit so he was no longer in five so i guess things haven't gone so well for harry up to this point anyway. This is going on here. Walks into the room with his gun out and tells the flashlight guy. Hey raise your hands above your head and slowly turn around. We see its colonel. Ross who wants to rehire harry for a project as he turns around and stumps cornflakes out of the box. I love that part. just terrific. somehow they don't seem out of place there you pull it out of a file cabinet dumps. Fortunately here he's carrying a grocery bag with him as he's walking in and he's got his gun and he's got a brand new box of cornflakes in it. So it's like. Oh my god always be prepared with the cornflakes. Yeah ross always a bureaucrat. Tells palmer he can be in palmer's place because he has a d. seventy-two authorization in four hundred and ten and a search warrant from the metropolitan police. The usa form numbers again from the early movies continues here. It's funny. It cracks me up because in all of these movies. These form numbers keep coming up just showing the bureaucracy of five now. Ross wants to bring harry back to five and.
"billion dollars" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!
"Join us. As were cracking the code of the nine hundred sixty seven spy movie billion dollar brain. It's the third movie in the harry palmer series after hip chris. File and funeral in berlin. So let's dive into the movie billion dollar brain. They bring back. Ross guy. Doleman and colonel stock oscar homolka from the earlier movies. I was happy to see them again. Especially stock. I loved that character me to the other main characters are leo played. Perfectly by karl and anya. France was dorleac. She was catherine deneuve older sister. Either way they're not turned down the offer to play tracy and on her majesty's secret service. Hoops general mid-winter is enthusiastically. Played by ed. Begley and i worked is portrayed by vladeck shabelle. Okay so one thing. I wanted to say about this. Cast their three oscar winners in this one askar nominee in the movie coincidentally all three were four the best actor in supporting role. There was also an honorary oscar winner in this cast him as a great cast. So michael caine one supporting actor for hanner sisters nine hundred eighty six and again in one thousand ninety nine for the cider house rules. He had four other oscar nominations. Now karl malden one for his nineteen fifty two portrayal in the movie. Streetcar named desire and he was also nominated in nineteen fifty four for on the waterfront to great. It's terrific and then ed begley one thousand nine hundred sixty two movie. Sweet bird of youth beating. Out omar sherie for lawrence of arabia and a future blofeld. Telly savalas who was nominated for. Birdman of alcatraz oscar homolka was nominated for nineteen forty eight. I remember mama and we should add that donald sutherland. He had a brief role. Is the voice of the computer won an honorary in two thousand eighteen. So they definitely had some acting prowess in this cast. Yeah absolutely i. Just i just wish. They gave him a better script to work with i. Hey i'm not so bad on this one. I know you remember when we talked about the pre title sequence witnessed podcast on the pre title sequence. Two diamonds are forever. You really didn't like that. Pre title sequence. I kind of have similar feelings towards this movie compared to the other media it's grown on me. I like it the more. I watched it all right. The names the names are interesting. Kara moldan's name is new. Begin like there's a new beginning to his relationship with palmer brewing. Oh general mid-winter practically the whole movie takes place during a cold winter reflecting back to the cold war between the us and the soviet union. And even dr i wore. I wore all right..
"billion dollars" Discussed on Ripper Magoos with Bob Menery
"NAMEDROP can fucking Yuki High and funding. I believe in her all right there. We go out on this and I'm GonNa tell you we played a so a couple thanksgivings ago. Joel embiid from from the sixers was at at my house for Thanksgiving giving and we had to. All my daughter at this point was probably ten or eleven in Joel and my daughter played against five guys To on five. So you have one row basketball player. My daughter who that point you see value and we had the five five guys who were somewhere between green mediocre and good. We lost the game like fifty two like three. And that's when you learn that someone who's a professional athlete is always GonNa win. In these situations I agree with her. I'll I'll give it a shot. Though for the show we get one more wages tie so much. Camping has got one hundred bucks. Two five thousand twenty back shot. What's the bet here? I'm in between what the ten shots the ten the ten shots. I think that I'll I'll block three and I don't think you'd block house is always could happen as if she fucking Mississippi is have a few questions. Are you a professional soccer player. He says she's a medalist. Bronze medallist careless. She was a fucking elite. What talk about soccer but what position? I played center forward and centreback normally make goals. Yeah but the last couple years then mostly defender but doesn't matter okay so the under overrun Sanchez. Three I think that I can. Yeah I think I can start three okay so under. If it's if it's two or less you lose threes a push for okay. She might get rid of one hundred to five thousand two ages. I WanNa give you some good. That's totally I. I mean I'll say they dubbed. No no you're out. He's you know he can't we're doing it. He's a pressure of one hundred that I'm going to use that one hundred one then bet back on. You saw the total risk. Here's Roy five thousand basketball player though too. It's okay let's all we have to. We have to. We have to firm bats my side waiters. How Long I lost the fanatics party without being thrown out twenty five minutes? We have like a list of this one hundred people. They're allowed to get you know belligerently drunk. I am title list. We'll talk about well. He wants lear. Still I do get in. I love it Michael. Thank you so much for joining. Join us for the man a guy we all fuck to dream to be your very successful. Do fucking man billy style. Thank you So hoping better people to look up to fuck ever seventeen is over Michael Rubin. Thanks for stopping by this. PODCAST is brought to you by action park media..
"billion dollars" Discussed on Ripper Magoos with Bob Menery
"Was that selling Jersey Jersey team. Definitely Patrick mahomes today. Yeah he's number one. I'm pulling for big red meat. Tim Joe go anywhere. Stay okay with us. We just need a minute. You know. It's funny I have. I'M GONNA be honest with you. I'm Paul so I just looked at the number so I thought that the forty. I'll give you some really great amateur with anybody yet. So you'RE GONNA get it here. I unique aspartame clearly he's thinking about Cj Franko and making she's thinking about Lille cj and me doing all right so so my fucking outcome MARLA. I thought I had thought that the AWW are early math show that the forty niners was going to be Fifty percent better than the chiefs and Revenue and the chiefs at markets. Come out of nowhere so we thought the forty niners will be spectacular outcome and we thought the chiefs should be you. Don't call it a third smaller And the chiefs of believable chiefs are actually much better economic. So if you'd asked me two weeks ago I would've said forty niners who want to win for business the chiefs actually. How come January? Good Buddy of mine. I love the guy so I always root with my I always in my heart and I was GonNa make us the most money so I'm rooting for the forty niners rooting against fanatics. Right now. Because I don't care because Jed Had York's great guy and I want to see him when so it's GonNa be it's GonNa be interesting but you would have been a little bit. I haven't been there in fifty years and I got big business. I it's like. I think we're SANJIV JOHN chief t-shirt to everybody in In America right now. They're voting with their wallet. Let's let's be honest upset at the Tennessee. Titans are playing the San Francisco. Forty nine five so the rest of America versus Seattle. Actually she does really good for business. Really Tennessee Fran. Tennessee would have been a nightmare. Tennessee's very bad for business. I I can tell you the lead to two hundred thousand nine budget for Breaking Electron ix at Tennessee. No Shit no shit packers. How they sell packers are very good? But I'm tasting right now. The best hot market we've had in. The history of the company was Chicago cubs in two thousand sixteen. We did close to one hundred million dollars and cubs business number to ever was the eagles on when the Patriots and I was actually rooting against my home team. Because of how close I am with Robert and Jonathan Kraft. You sold John's. Were you in the box for the rest of the next round Robin John was right below you with Mike Trout. The this is a business and so people don't sometimes fans get mad at me and Philadelphia sixers fans who like me like how could you possibly root against the eagles. And you'll look jeffries a good friend of mine and how he's a good friend of mine. I'm friends with a bunch of guys who planned being planned the team. But you know Robin Jonathan Kraft. I mean they're family to me. They've done more than so many people in the eye. Talk to these guys every single day. So you gotta you gotTa root with people that are that. Are Your family for you anyway. Favorite team the The only positive thing was the only positive thing was that when I really want the Patriots to win when the Patriots lost at least we did like An extra fifty million dollars of business that made goes through for five hundred fifty yards in that game. which is in May we might need to five seventy five when he was fucking? It might be one of the best super bowls of all time. Maybe yeah it was crazy. Meek was imprisoned eagles a plane off meeks music Roberts really good friends with me trying to help me get out of prison and really Robert looks at me and like the third quarter Michael. I'm so sick meeks voice but I cannot hear his voice anymore man. You know. PHILLY's loyal staff. Is there or anything you real quick before we wrap up here you can with Timmy's nurturing got four guys. I'm going way back. This is twenty five twenty five years four legends of Norris town one of them had this quote with you. There's four these guys I think they were all with you in Vegas. This is this is way back before I get his point. So if you didn't tell you whether it's true or false all you have to do is if you can name the person that said this quote. I'll be shocked if you can't give you multiple choice. Okay how long is this GONNA fuck takes. So you're in Vegas. This guy's face before Right Mike with your looks and your billion dollars. We're definitely going to get some girls tonight. I have no idea okay. I'll start with was it Dan. Metzler don't say yes. That was it Christian Molnar was it. Judy Jud arena. Or was it Craig Salman. I'M GONNA say by process of limitation that it was not Craig Salman because he's not that witty geico thousand I`Ma say it's not jude arena juices study. I don't see that coming up. His mouth is Dan Metzler. It was Ju Ju it's not that funny stuggling good-looking normally take that jude. Rubens killing you. I love it Michael. Thank you for coming year. The man's fun hanging and we're GonNa have some fun and I got the invite to the fanatics party this year. I had to beg. Yeah we're GONNA MAKE YOU BA security. I call by Les Mike Anyway. We can get a couple of super tickets. I yeah plug fanatics a little bit of like. It's my go-to because I went to the party last year. I think it was last. What about family style? I mean we gotta support the Philly who you reading for. Who Do you the report forty niners? You should probably for the choose for fanatics. Whatever you want me to do and by we we we have the best ball? Game coming up Philly Boston no a one hundred to five thousand on the backward shut in twenty shots we will We'll find time to do this or that. We if we need to home. In Ruben. We have a bad one hundred dollars. I five thousand episode seventeen. Wrap this up Michael. Yes typically since we got Michael Rubin here WHO's a very strict professional soccer player. She played professional talk. Which is why now I understand? She's very happy that we don't have the N. W. L. S. F. O. S. L. deforming the goal goaltending gets ten penalty. Kicks against me. Yes how many think. I'm saving zero. God you for site unless she hits an Errand shot and Mrs one would ever think that's possible we'll save it for another fucking professional soccer player. He's not missing. Shot against an old out of shape played under keteric pick. It had some spectacular saying I mean. He's inside drop..
"billion dollars" Discussed on Ripper Magoos with Bob Menery
"Do you remember the first words when when you first meek as well because he's walking towards allegheny. Let's get the fuck Outta here. I mean we really I mean I just been with three three hours later. I mean he was the whole thing was crazy. He didn't even know he was like I was trying to call him on the phone he's on TV that he was being released from prison. And then the judge didn't want to let them out she wouldn't sign the paperwork and so we're like I basically said to ten lers you go down to the courthouse. You do not leave. Make they'll have to arrest you if they don't let him out today. You stand the courthouse and demand to get this paper sine so finally the judge signed the paper and just kind of gave up fucking amazing what I love. That's really special. You guys are doing is you. Just is something I think. In December with the kids that were affected. Yeah it it was. It was pretty cool. So one of the things that meek and I was talking about this. There's so many kids that have their parents that a currently car serrated or previous La Carte incarcerate for technical violation relation. And that's why we're we're trying to change people going to prison for not committing a crime. That's the thing that's so wrong you know to me. I always thought I don't know what you guys I thought if you go to prison you going because you committed a crime minded people and Kristen for not committing crimes. There's today twenty five percent of people go to prison. Each you go to prison for no communication for technical violations. That's what we need to eliminate that means that because they don't have enough money to the most common things by the way we're the country so smoked weed number one test positive for smoking weed. Number TWO IS MR probation appointment and number three. I couldn't afford to pay my fines number. Three's probably biggest one right. Those three or eighty percent. Yeah and in those cases you know by the way someone has a job. They don't WANNA lose their job so they don't go i. I lose my job and I can't afford to pay for my family or go to the public. So it's like the kind of stock and so this is what happens every day and so basically meek and I talked about this. He said we gotta do something special special for kids that currently parents currently for technical violation or have been incarcerated in the past for technical violations so we found fifty kids we actually bust them out of the NBA store store New York City. We game all shopping spree. They met The owner of the Brooklyn Nets. They met a couple players from the Brooklyn Nets. Dj Cowed Meek. We then Robert Kraft sent the Patriots team. The plan this the the same plane that the players fly on put all the kids in the plane. We took him to the Patriots game and It was an incredible experience. The kids had daily life that the they're never forget. I think these kids not only do they have an incredible day. They saw what was possible and we opened the rise to you. Know what you deserve better than this and you can get yourself out of the situation and it was you. Yeah for me. I actually left on vacation with my family. Took my mom and my sisters in the husband's at kids to The Caribbean the day before I actually trump my family up. I didn't I wanNA tell him. I had to go back to New York second. I drop them off. I dropped him off and then I went home. Barack came back to New York and Boston the next day for me. It was such a rewarding day to see these kids the smiles they had. And how how you know how much we really impact the lives. So is it safe to say that Make Mill is not sending you a bill when he has to perform a fanatics party is it was performed at one but now he would definitely here. You're not talking prison. Listen if I tried to pay would never take the money because I was curious. I one thing I always wanted to know is meek mill charges Ruben. He it last year he headlined with Cardi B. and actually because to me I always compartmentalized. What I did was all personal? Because he's he's like a brother to me person. I had nothing to do with. Phoenix actually tried to pay me. Look like Michael Michael. Don't ever ask to pay me. He was like he was mad at me from asking. I'm like it's the company. It's nothing like Michael of ever tried. Pay Me again. I'll kill you gamble by the way. I'm gamble a few hours of Taylor. I do remember. Actually the reason I I found out who you are obviously like I saw a clip on line of meek mill I think was meek mill and Michael Michael Rubin Bet I think he threw the ball. was that make the yes. So how was that so there was a basketball. Probably well. There's a little there's a little background Akwesasne Joel. EMBIID was at my house and he basically with with one hand did a backwards shot and I shot made a half court backwards with one hand and so I saw this on like like how did he like. If I if I did this a thousand times I would never make it literally. Half Court wanted hand backwards. I shot so I went out that night and I was with my girlfriend. I'm like you gotTa take this and I basically start trying to make the shot and literally after like twenty only shot. She made it. which was maybe a miracle for me? I think if you gave me the ex very athletic. I've senior dance. It's my best. Go says my athletic abilities. I mean I literally could be at least person actually not even the nights in the entire world I'm like I was not given coordination so actually made the shot up to twenty shots and he thought it was the Great Fluke. So Meek saw a AH I could make that shot a second. So I'm like okay. I'll bet what he wanted. I'll bet fifty grand and and of course we had twenty five shots. He made twenty two or twenty three so the battle is fifty thousand dollars. He's twenty five shots to make it back and he made like twenty two or twenty three by the way. We'll try as well. He'd never made it by hand and unpacking do that. I think he'd do half court back with shot we. How many shots would you like? Twenty would you like the best to be well. I don't have a lot of money but we put up one hundred dollars up and I think it's if she makes it she gets five grand done done all right five a half court shot all right. She gets twenty shots twenty backwards county bucks to five grand must have done deal. What was meeks bet? Makes his fifty straight up like yeah. That's fucking horrible. Bet The odds are extremely unlikely against to make well. He was much more confident. His athletic abilities workout right. I mean twenty five five. You'd think he'd have a feel for it now but still it doesn't make sense. You know like our flatbed for odds you know true or false the Brigada in Atlantic city. You won the most amount of money playing blackjack in the history of Atlantic City in one day does not currently we are fucking research pretty close so right there might Donovan Day. Back in the day had good win. That could have been beat since then. All right you out. Do you like to discuss numbers. What was the what was I? Don't know what's going.
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"So you what was he charged with initially so when he was nineteen he was charged for pointing a gun at multiple police officers and then he told me that I remember this like it. It was yesterday told me when we were sitting the basketball court. I would just ask them questions. He was asking me questions like. Yeah you know when I was nineteen years old. I was charged for pointing a gun a multiple police officers. He said but if you put multiple police officers that's called suicide jobs to shoot and kill you. That would be they wouldn't be doing their job. Didn't shoot and kill you and you know no shots were fired. I didn't put a gun. Police officers so the whole thing is a lie why I was like me. I don't care like this point. Twenty seven twenty six ten years ago like he's like Michael. I promise you identity told me that over the next three or four years. He probably told me that a hundred times but I never thought about it once it got sent to prison and myself Jason. Rock Nation Desert Fraz hired dozens of investigators gators We were first looking into the judge because he had you know well. The system is funnel had broken. He had this awful judge and we refresh. Look into the judge. And we're spending months looking at all these issues with her. She edged discharge. It sued thirty-three people individually not as a judge but individuals really the person we found all kinds problems. The judge makeup Saint Michael. I know because you sat in the courtroom obsessed with this judge. I never did what I charge for. You GotTa like you've got to look into the set of charges. The first police officer that the investigators meet with so yeah he never putting on the holdings ally. No one ever asked me with what anybody I'm at the Eagles Patriots Super Bowl. It's February basic two years ago. Exactly right now I call because I got great news. We just met this police officer. WHO said that that he was there? He was one of the two officers. Union point the gun the whole thing. He signed an affidavit. Your jail in a couple of days. It took US another three months to get him out of prison even though he didn't do what he was originally charged up and so he went to jail originally for for about ten months and then he got sent back to prison four different times from multiple years collectively for never committed a crime. One time he did a concert in Cherry Hill without the proper authorization relation to do the concert he got sent to jail for ninety days. One time use used a water pistol in a music video and he got sent to prison because they said was poor behavior but it was based off of the when he committed they just just because he was violating because he was still on probation. The judge basically put him in prison anytime she wanted. The judge Charles Life in the judge was like literally Kuku crazy and she basically wanted to run his life and when he didn't do exactly what she wanted to do with his professional career. She basically sent him impressed so she had it out for one hundred percents. I heard he was a troubled kid and he tried to turn turn it around but nobody ever gave him the benefit of the dots. Look I met him like I sent probably six years ago. He was when I met him. And I've met lots of people. Lots of people come through at the sixers games in in our business. You meet everybody you see you know great people okay. People Ban People from the day I met him he was Super Smart. well-spoken articulate thoughtful. If you ever put it start tapping a rapper. It wouldn't be what you would think this guy. was you know incredible from the day I met him. I never saw any trouble sign of him. He's always wrapping. Price saved his life giving an outlet. The crazy look. You certainly grew up in the most ruthless airing the planet but the thing that's crazy is the whole legal system today. America's got the worst most broken criminal justice system him in the planet. It essentially. We have five times. The rate of incarceration of the entire rest of the world. We have four and a half million people today on probation and parole. They should probably be a million people on Probation Karol so when when we got out of prison. Reform is raised over fifty million dollars myself Jay. Z. Robert Kraft Meek Dan Loeb Robert Smith. Mike like no regrets clarify Who just bought the Brooklyn Nets? Recently like Oscar species everybody we have a great crew. We put over fifty million dollars that is. We hired Van Jones to be the Sea of and we're focused on getting a million people out of the criminal justice system over the next five years and you mentioned desert Peres sharp she. She is a beast of all b-best. I met desert for the first time in this is crazy to desert was sitting next to it makes trial and when they put me in handcuffs. He's taking his watch often given as well to his mom. is basically start crying. Because I'd never seen anything like this before it makes tearing up and I looked at me and I said I'm not gonNA stop. I looked at him as mommy. Said I'M NOT GONNA stop until the prison and this woman looks she. She Goes Hi. I'm desiree I'm not gonNA stop until I got a prison she goes. Let's go. That was the first time that hurts them and desert I in the past two and a quarter years. There's probably there's been seven hundred days probably had two thousand phone calls you know. I talked to diarrhea every day. She's become you know an incredibly close friend of mine and I gotta tasting. There's nobody like a beast. She's a force nature superstar Super Smart Data. That you want to be with her you do not want to be. I'm scared of nobody. I would not want to be to fight with desert. What was the timeline from? When so he was put in prison to the day that he got out? You always put in prison November. Six two thousand seventeen okay. He Got April twenty. Four two thousand in eighteen. I remember that because that was the famous day where he told me this is. This is a funny story. He'd sending me so many times like Michael Keep Waking up with this dream aware. Because He'd flown with me on a helicopter so many times he kept saying you know a hundred times before you went to prison. So keep waking up where you're landing in the prison and picking me up in a helicopter and so in one of my strategies was to help get out of prison was kept taking really well known people in prison who then could come out and talk about the issue that that would help bring attention to it and by the way the last person we took the same before the storm until you was. Robert Kraft and Robert Kraft went in there we raw together On vacation and Turks and meek o'clock because I talked to me almost every day and Robert said you know I want to go see him and Robin saw him he was like he couldn't understand. I remember him looking at Miki's like how do you have such a good attitude like you've been imprisoned for five months you didn't commit mid crimes that I'd be so mad immediate. You know what I've been sent to prison three times before this forever community. This is my whole. I don't know any different you said but now everyone's fighting for me and so Robert went out and spoke and by the way it was incredibly impactful but so I went that day with Kevin Hart. WHO's a cabinet maker? You know grow up together. They're really good friends. And so Kevin I went to see make you. Kevin is trying to tell me this. Isn't that bad visit which trying to cheer him up. I'm like meek maybe get out of prison as like Michael like fuck you man like. I'm never getting out of this place on like you have a shitty attitude and tell them. Every week I get talking on the phone and the prisoner face to face to face an important craters for it or Montgomery it was Chester County prison got assume their cabinets Cavin Asleep one o'clock in the afternoon tonight. We're playing the heat. If we win the game we're GONNA win the series and go to the next you know level. The playoffs mix. Never getting out of here I leave one thirty Kevin. It goes out and speaks and gets a lot of good energy and literally. I mean my office at four o'clock and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered his release that day and so then you gotTa pick but the helicopter on the picket over the helicopter. He's an hour away so anyway everyone convinced me pick up with the helicopter. We picked it up in the helicopter in the parking lot. Right across the street from the prison. We flight at the sixers Chris Game. He goes into the stadium in his Gel close. No someone cuts. His hair. stylist comes in. He literally gets dressed. We got we won the game and beat the heat to go onto the next series and the the people just go crazy when they saw him at the game it was the most surreal by the number one. Most real thing I've ever lived through my entire life to go through the fight for five and a half months for you know one of your you. You know you're really close. Friends was imprisoned for no reason. Then they get out of prison and then they come to a close game of the playoffs and win the game rings the Bell. We win the Nice. Who is who was that more people get back to the land the helicopter? You don't see meek mill. WHO's in the helicopter with you? When you went my chief of staff has got sausage? It was one of meeks managers and one of his close. Got Kona and Actually Randomly Lester Holt. Team was doing a big story to help. Bring attention to this and so they were randomly in my office. Doing a story about meek in the situation and so they came with us as well. So you land on the roof or wherever you actually great. Quince Gegen shutouts my partner Josh Harrison. The sixers WHO's the manager of the sixers so we said to the prison prison. Hey we need to land helicopters this poison outland. Surely please feel like you're not landing the helicopter here and so somehow someone said. Oh Josh Hours owns the casino right across the street Like Flyer this deceitful. Literally Harass Casino. They said we call Josh Gal up for you to land and literally ten minutes later in the parking lot literally. It's one hundred feet from the prison to to their. There's thousands of people outside like you know fans going crazy. Don't go anywhere. Stay with us. We just need a minute okay. This is a thirty second commercial. And I'm going to throw a lot of.
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"Hopefully Gov your listeners do know what facts is the largest retail of licensed sports merchandise in the world we own the NFL shop NBA store will be store and H L store couple hundred individual collegiate sites if you go to buy license sports online we generally hope that is from us and we saw last sports. Today's the company I bought from Ebay in two thousand eleven. It was about two hundred fifty million dollars company. Any this year will be three point. Two billion dollars revenue and we're just getting started six hundred part. I have one thing to say. You're probably next t shirt by the way now. This isn't fanatics actually. It's not you're in trouble fanatics. I did not that I have with you. I have a bonus. You'll have one bone we don't well. We have there. There might be a killing. It got several you have mls but you do not have nwea selling their. Do you know what that is and you have the G Lash Women's league soccer. Yes letaba that the nurse town. It's coming through them and through my almost graduate high school is coming through. I figure that out myself. And you're working you're working for licensing or something but we can work and getting this for you. We're GONNA come through. I WanNa make you happy like I wanna make every fan everyone in the world happy and this brings you happiness. I'm coming through a few phillies. That was so philly style. Have you seen by the way Have you seen might not to boost fucking ego anymore. Needs it but have you seen Michael's new place as New York City. I was there once the chandelier right now. Wait was the perfect. It was awesome. Your place in New York City is the Larry we let you in there. Yeah Yeah you did. I came with Saquon. Never we walked in you. Send me I'm going to be honest. I don't remember a lot about that night. You're fucked up you drink but other than that. I don't remember a lot a lot about that night. So what is the place in New York where is it. I live in the West village in New York. Is it the most expensive Somewhere definitely not okay. Howard stern same buildings Howard Stern? I don't think it is by the way. No he's making it. I was like I'm like I'm like Actually Ryan seacrest lives underneath me close as we get to some interesting personalities are sometimes on the radio right so west village. Yeah you came to the Fashion Week Party. I can't we get a lot of fun. Unbelievable yeah they almost three behavior. Oh by the way I was so well behaved. I was just so intimidated. I'm walking. It's everybody who's who the party. I'm like what the fuck am I doing here. And I have a funny story. My biggest who I get star struck in front of more than ever whatever's Leonardo di Caprio so. I'm at Michael's Party. How many people you think they're well? We made the party from six thirty to ten thirty right. Sorry six hundred ten and we're GONNA I have about one hundred and fifty people who are very tight with we had and to fifteen in the morning there were two hundred fifty people. I Ruth I went to bed and let the party go on the party. Finished about four. Fifteen okay cool. Yeah because I've ever. It was Gucci. Mane Meek Mill craft. was there to Caprio. It was the first time I ever saw DiCaprio face to face. And this is a guy that I looked up to see anything happen to your body. Yeah he slide into my pro. It's got posters of capital Rolodex of recent. Sorry I'm on a good run but anyways I walk into into the fucking party talking whatever Blah and making my way to the bathroom right and I'm walking towards the bathroom. Also they did a take to the right. Look and it's Leonardo DiCaprio and I do a double take and I fuck and was like a little schoolgirl. I went up to him and I was just like. Oh my God biggest fan and there's nothing he could do. It was a WHO department. So it's like a WHO's who of the party but I'm saying you know he didn't know who the but he had be polite because when michaels a party it's kind of you know if you're there you're somebody crew significant or insignificant. Yeah I was. I was significant. He's all right Michael's your gods the same way. He looked at Lille. I believe he de Ladies. I hope not so you have had in the news Stuff going on with reform lately and all that stuff so I want to talk about real quickly. Your relationship with meek mill because you you guys every time I fucking Instagram I see you meek mill. Make an out or fuck and giving each other back door hand job. Because he's he's like one of my boys to collecting. Okay so meek in you. How did you guys meet we met? NBA All Star game probably Six years ago go ish. It's actually a great story because my daughter WHO's in the sports business. She is not moved by anything and the one person that she loves seven years ago. It was making me nauseous. So meek was engaged to Nikki and and they were sitting next to us at the All Star game. My Dad that that that's Nikki. I'm like okay like who I didn't even know who was at that point because I've just had no clue and she's like just kind of gravitated in Nikki. Akiem like in Nikki seem fine so nicky my daughter in a long conversation beacon I start talking and turned out he was from Philly he was big sixers fan and right away he started asking me like tons of questions about the business but kind of like when we met just very curious asking good questions street smart and and you that's how we met and we became You know over time really good friends. And then I had the You know what was really life changing experience of sitting in court with him. You know we'd been friends you know three or four years already and make said to me. Hey can you come to. This hero may want you to see what happens. He said to me like what happens. When a person goes to court in America we used to always fight about this? Because I say look your. Life's great what he complain about. Your you know your a big rapper. You're killing it. Everything's going away. He wanted me to come to court with him so I went to court and I basically watched one of my closest friends who didn't commit a crime get sent to prison for two who to four years by the way and even sent to prison three times before that for not committing a crime for technical probation violations so he popped wheel motorcycle and the judge each other bill to send him to prison for that prison for two to four years and when that happened I just had this like outer body experience. Here's one of my really good friends who's getting sent to prison. Who I didn't do anything you know? Fortunately you know for for for me. Unfortunately for me because it opened my eyes and you know he he had myself and and Jay Z and desert press from rock nation. And the two of us she said like look. We're not stopping to get this guy to prison and During that process my eyes got opened. I used to think the criminal just system worked really well and It does not in America. It's completely broken. And what happened to him happens to millions of people and that's where we start the reform alliance after he got out of prison plug it we have drinking problems. We got to support our bad habits. It's it's time for a commercial break. You deserve a website that has dynamic as you are business blog beekeeping. Whatever your thing is you can turn it into a unique.
"billion dollars" Discussed on Ripper Magoos with Bob Menery
"Right. Wow season two or calling it episode seventeen. Timmy Bausch back then Lawrence sessile moment she's back where does he not have been changing the world one soccer player time. We were worried about you. Tim You leave us in here and you see what happens. When Laura leaves the show falls apart yeah well I so you guys interviewed Charlotte mckinney? And I was like this question justice question. I had so many questions us where it is. I mean I know him frank around for five hundred TACO's at a TACO stand with her. I'm ready to work parading around like the Prince of Paradise. Now that's not true. Look at hey anyone wants her story. I'll tell you it's unbelievable regardless of anything though. Stop laughing at me Lauren. Regardless of anything it is good to have you guys back. It is super bowl coming up tim. You might be going the super bowl. Yeah I'm working. You're going to have to talk to our Guy Michael Rubin he might get your ticket these heavily style. Doodo put me right. We didn't do all right. Well it's the way it works in the northeast Super Bowl. I am going to Miami next week away. So we'll be there together all drinks and have fun and get wild timmy. By by the way has been a very proud of. You've been sober. Yeah I mean but you broke. I cracked a little bit. What is you crack at made? Twenty one days I think twenty numbers. Don't even fucking makes sense twenty one days. You're like nine nine days. twenty-one know maybe eighteen that's even twenty he went to Vegas he got fucking Zap. This regard Bob Stevenson. I think he got married to Bob. Stevenson in Vegas Larry who's desolate area on the at and T. commercial which is the weirdest fucking Combo U2 bobbling on your heads around and so yeah but look at it look it. We took some time off. I think we took a little break for two weeks. Now alarm was gone. Timmy was zapped yes I was fucking falling love and falling out of love left and right by my thing but all right so you guys ever heard point spat Lauren. Now I have not. Are you gambler. Learn I'm I'm not much of a Gambler Tim. Are you a gambler report. You came sucked today after fucking Kevin over biggest quite spats dot com. I loved what points bet is doing. You know why they're the fastest online sportsbook as Timmy's shows me the bucks. Hornets Game Live on his phone and obviously has some action on on it. Do you know where they're playing that game right now. Where Paris really winning Laura now is it Kinda phony number one in the east baby but back to point? Spent their live live in New Jersey in Iowa right now. They're obviously like we always say. They're coming to Indiana Illinois Michigan Colorado. Sky's the limit. They're giving by the way our listeners. Amazing offer to try out. Sign up with the code word. Bob On point sped dot com. You get.