35 Burst results for "Billion Dollar"

Here's why there are so many billion-dollar lottery jackpots

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | Last month

Here's why there are so many billion-dollar lottery jackpots

"Still no winner in the mega millions lottery now the jackpot is an estimated $1.1 billion. No one had all 6 numbers Friday night, which were three 20, 46, 59, 63, and the mega ball 13. The next drawing Tuesday night with an estimated $1.1 billion if the winner chooses an annuity paid annually. But most want the one time cash payout, in this case, about $569 million. The prize now the third largest in U.S. history, there have been 24 drawings without a jackpot when they're stretching back for more than two months. The winless streak largely due to the game's long odds,

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Omnibus Bill Includes $2.6B Attorney Fees for Jan. 6 Prosecutions

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:18 min | Last month

Omnibus Bill Includes $2.6B Attorney Fees for Jan. 6 Prosecutions

"Funding for the January 6th attack prosecutions is in the Bill. The bill would provide 2.6 billion for a U.S. attorney's which would include funding efforts to further support prosecutions related to the January 6th attack on the capitol. Let me ask you guys a question. You guys are smarter than me out there. I'd like to hear from you. 806 5 5 Mike. 2.6 billion dollars. Worth of attorney fees. That's essentially what they're just telling me in that little blurb I just shared with you. 2.6 billion for U.S. attorneys to prosecute the January 6th attack. Do you understand how much money 2.6 billion is? For years, billion was this number that nobody really wanted to come close to. I can remember Ronald Reagan talking about the deficit being low billions. I got to get it in front of me, but, you know, four or 5, 6 billion, we're talking trillions of dollars now of debt, of course. But Billy and obviously doesn't have the same impact that it once did, but still $2.6 billion in attorney fees is a ridiculous amount of money. So that's in this.

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Mary Walter: Republicans Don't Have the Spine to Hold Out for 13 Days

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:46 min | Last month

Mary Walter: Republicans Don't Have the Spine to Hold Out for 13 Days

"Again, Mary, it's to your point. This spending bill was due in September. Here we are just days before Christmas. They're shoving it down our throats in the dark of night, 4155 pages, and I'm concerned that this is going to impact future elections because Republicans are fed up right now. Well, the Republican bases, like those of us out here paying for all this stuff, those of us who are having our guns taken away from us while Congress increases their security bill by over a billion dollars to keep them safe, those are the people that you're talking about, because those are the only Republicans I see concerned with this. And like Rand Paul and a couple of others who are in Congress. But the vast majority of them are going to vote for this stuff. When Republicans are going to hold the house in 13 days, you can't hold out Republicans don't have the spine to hold out for 13 days seriously. And again, if the government shuts down and they're afraid that Republicans are going to be blamed. Well, they're going to be blamed for everything. And by the way, the next election is two years away. Nobody's going to remember if the government was shut down over Christmas break in 2022. Well, it's not that you know what? I don't buy that they're worried that they're going to get blamed for it. It's what you heard Donald Trump say in that clip. Mitch McConnell and the rest of the establishment in Washington D.C. are all on the same team. They parade around with the dean and R after their name and they say the right things, they read from the script. Let's just put it that way. Mitch McConnell is about as much of a conservative as Nancy Pelosi is. That's the problem. No, you're absolutely right, Mary. And the question is, all right, well, how do we fix this problem?

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OneCoin CoFounder Karl Greenwood Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Finance Magnates

04:14 min | Last month

OneCoin CoFounder Karl Greenwood Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

"9 p.m. Friday December 16th, 2022. One coin cofounder Carl Greenwood pleads guilty to wire fraud. LTP class Latinos Carl Greenwood, the cofounder of one coin, the multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency pyramid scheme, has pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering in connection with his role in the fraudulent crypto project. The counts before him carry a maximum potential sentence of 20 years each. The Department of Justice DoJ said on Friday dot LTP GT LTP class Guatemala normal caught one coin cofounder Carl Greenwood arrested, convicted of class Guatemala normal textile looking just of wag Greenwood, who was arrested in Thailand in July 2018 and extradited to the United States, confessed to the offenses in a Manhattan federal court before judge at gardo Ramos, who accepted the guilty plea. He is to be sentenced by judge Ramos on April 5th, 2023, DoJ Sid dot GT LTP class Guatemalan guilty plea by the cofounder of Voltaire finance magnates dot com to go on a quick what target quad blank white grill quad follow on one corner caps a week at the southern district of New York SDNY that sends a clear message that we are coming after all those who seek to exploit the cryptocurrency ecosystem through fraud, no matter how big or sophisticated you are, Damian Williams, the United States. Attorney for SDNY sit in the DoJ statement dot LTP GT LTP class Guatemala normal Quattro apple's cryptocurrencies ignored over remains at large in one coin class Guatemala normal quite according to DoJ, ruja ignatova, who cofounded one coin alongside Greenwood, remains at large. The declaration comes 8 months after ignatova, also known as the crypto queen of that finance magnates dot com cryptocurrency and founder of a named manjar pessimist 20th Courtois included in the list of Europe's most wanted fugitives by europol. The runaway cofounder was also added to the federal bureau of investigations FBI top ten most wanted list earlier in June. LTP GT LTP class Guatemala, October 12th, 2017, the United States charged dignity with fraud and money laundering at the U.S. district court for the SDNY. It also issued a federal warrant for her arrest. In addition, the FBI has offered to pay 100,000 to anyone with information that leads to her arrest. LTP GT LTP class Guatemala normal quad, however, since ignatova traveled on a commercial flight from Sofia, Bulgaria, to Athens, Greece, on October 25th, 2017, she has not been seen publicly. Doubt finance magnates dot com to department office to seek what target quad blank white real quad follow quad DO tagged noted LTP GT LTP class Guatemala normal quad one coin backstory class Guatemala normal quad Greenwood and ignite over founded one coin in 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria from where they marketed and sold the. Fraudulent scheme through global multi level marketing MLM. DoJ noted that as a result of misrepresentations, the cofounders and others made about altcoin, victims across the globe invested over $4 billion in the scheme dot LTP GT LTP class Guatemalan MLM structure influenced the rapid growth of the one coin member network. Indeed, according to one coin's promotional materials, over 3 million people invested in fraudulent cryptocurrency packages. One coin records show that, between the fourth quarter of 2014 and the fourth quarter of 2016 alone, one coin generated 4.037 billion in sales revenue and earned profit sappho's of 2.735 billion DoJ explained dot LTP GT. This article was written by Solomon Aleppo at WWW dot finance magnates dot com.

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The Delusions of Democratic Golden Boy, Sam Bankman-Fried

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:00 min | Last month

The Delusions of Democratic Golden Boy, Sam Bankman-Fried

"You've probably been reading or seeing this drama unfold about this guy's Sam bankman freed and his company, now bankrupt, that is called FTX. And you might be wondering, what is this all about? What's really going on here? I want to try to cast some light on this by unfurling the story of sandbank and freed, but also getting to a kind of mystery surrounding this arrest of sandbank man free. Now this guy freed. There's a really young guy. I don't know if you've seen pictures of him. He's got this sort of, I put my hand in the electric socket type of hair. And yet he was the subject of one after another adoring lionizing profiles. Why? Basically because he was a massive bank roller of the Democratic Party. In fact, apparently the second largest donor to the Democratic Party in the whole country. And I've seen different estimates, but a guy who's given tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars to the Democratic Party, not a whole lot of money for him because he was at one point said to have been worth 20 billion dollars. Now, this guy Sam bankman fried was a big talker and apparently saw himself as some kind of a visionary. In fact, modeled himself to some degree on Bill Gates. There's an interesting article which talks about how he had, he saw himself not just as a successful entrepreneur, not just as a kind of cryptocurrency guy or a hedge fund investment guy, but he saw himself as a problem solver of the future. He, in fact, was setting up an outfit that he called the center for the future. Think of the grandiose now. So this is the center for the future. We're going to be basically making the future happen.

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FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried: 'I Didn’t Knowingly Commingle Funds'

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:00 min | 2 months ago

FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried: 'I Didn’t Knowingly Commingle Funds'

"49, Sam bankman freed, talking to The New York Times, saying he didn't knowingly commingle any funds. Play cut 49. That there is a view that this is about co mingling of funds. I didn't knowingly commingle funds. I was frankly surprised by how big Alameda's position was, which points to another failure of oversight on my part. But I wasn't trying to commingle funds. So he claims he wasn't trying to commingle funds. So all of this word gamesmanship and maneuvering worked perfectly. As long as the crypto market was going up. But as soon as the market cooled off and people got a little bit crypto wary, SPF started to take massive losses, which then he had to increasingly take desperate measures to cover up. When you start to engage in a cycle of fraud and treachery and deception and send requires more fraud treachery and deception to cover it up. Said differently in a biblical context, sin does not operate in a silo. If you lie about something, you likely are going to have to lie about the lie to cover up the line. You're probably lying about something that you did that you shouldn't have been doing in the first place. And instead of not doing that thing, then you have to lie about that thing then you have to lie about it and you go deeper and deeper and deeper into a place where you are no longer free. This is Sam bankman freed. One of SPF's tactics was that he took $8 billion that Alameda owed to FDX and he hid it in an ordinary customer's account. He called the weird Korean account. By doing this, he was able to hide the huge hole that he opened in his balance sheet. Overall, the amount secretly moved between FTX and Alameda appears to be in the range of ten billion dollars.

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New FTX CEO says lax oversight, bad decisions caused failure

AP News Radio

00:59 sec | 2 months ago

New FTX CEO says lax oversight, bad decisions caused failure

"The new CEO of bankrupt cryptocurrency group FTX testifies before the House financial services committee as the government charged former CEO and founder, Sam bankman fried with a host of crimes, the one time poster boy for cryptocurrency, Sam beckman freed, was supposed to testify before he was arrested in The Bahamas, the Justice Department and the SEC say he deceived investors to enrich himself, bankrupting the company. New CEO John ray told lawmakers it's an old crime embezzlement applied to a new asset. This is really old fashioned and embezzlement. This is just taking money from customers and using it for your own purpose. At its peak, FTX is market value top $30 billion, ray says in excess of 7 billion was lost, and that there was no real record keeping. They used QuickBooks, multi-billion dollar company using QuickBooks. In interviews, bankman free denied any fraud. I'm Julie Walker.

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Why Is the Biden Regime So Silent on China? Boris Epshteyn Explains

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:02 min | 2 months ago

Why Is the Biden Regime So Silent on China? Boris Epshteyn Explains

"China. I think he's been speaking at my notes. Let's listen to president Trump's son, who had this interesting explanation as to why this administration is eating 200 lobsters at the state dinner last night in The White House and seeing nothing about the events in China. Almost shocked that the level of silence. And then I remembered, you know what? China's $1 billion investment into Hunter Biden when he flew over there on air force two and walked away. You know, China invested in a lot of crackheads folks. It's what they do. They definitely don't do other diligence than that. They get every crackhead and they give them a billion dollars into their fund, right? No, no, no. That investment is paying off in spades right now, folks. Yeah, very wise investment on behalf of Beijing when vice President Biden flew to China with his son on air force two. We played multiple times or played it again with our next buddy Jim carafano. The clips from Kirby from The White House saying no, we're not going to comment on the events occurring in China, which are utterly historic as somebody born in a former communist dictatorship whose family got out of there. Did you ever expect to see this from? I don't care political parties. Any political administration in America now? No. This is not America. And let's be honest, if you look at the history of America in the fight against the Soviet Union, Soviet communism, the same that Nixon was a Cold War warrior, Carter became a Cold War warrior. And Reagan was a call. It was bipartisan. JFK, LBJ. It was bipartisan. Right. Bill Clinton was strong, right? The events in the former Yugoslavia, right? Lack of leadership. The lack of presence. The lack of hegemonic from this administration isn't just troubling. It's treasonous. That's what it is. They are selling our country down the river,

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California Panel Estimates $569B in Reparations to Black Residents

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:51 min | 2 months ago

California Panel Estimates $569B in Reparations to Black Residents

"They are recommending slavery reparations for black Californians. Now, this task force to 9 member task force called reparations task force, it was, of course, formed by goofy Gavin Newsom. Who very well might be the Democrat nominee for president in 2024. He's who I think is going to be the Democrat nominee. It's not going to be Joe Biden. Joe Biden, we're lucky he didn't fall down the steps and defecating. I mean, you see video of him walking around at the state dinner. I mean, this guy, he is not a youthful 80, okay? Me wheeling him around any day now. So it's going to be Gavin Newsom. The focus, one focus of the California task force has been housing discrimination. So somehow there are millions of Californians who had housing setbacks between 1990 three and 1977. According to The New York Times. Well, California wants to give, are you ready for this? Sit down if you're standing. Because you might fall down the steps and poop your pants. Listen to this. 569 billion dollars. Billion with a B to compensate the 2.5 million black Californians who suffered setbacks from 1933 to 1977.

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New CEO Calls FTX 'Unprecedented' Mess in Filing

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 months ago

New CEO Calls FTX 'Unprecedented' Mess in Filing

"The executive who cleaned up enron says FTX is even worse John ray the third has experienced dealing with corporate meltdowns He had to sort out the mess at enron when it failed Ray was named the new CEO at FTX following the dramatic collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange earlier this month In the filing he describes a complete failure of a multi-billion dollar business with compromise integrity with control concentrated quote in the hands of a very small group of inexperienced unsophisticated and potentially compromised individuals Ray says after the company's short billions of dollars was hit with the digital equivalent of a bank run only $740 million in cryptocurrency has

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Binance Signs LOI to Acquire FTX.com

Ethereum Daily

01:35 min | 3 months ago

Binance Signs LOI to Acquire FTX.com

"Binance signed a non binding letter of intent to acquire its rival FTX dot com. The deal does not include FTX U.S., which operates as a separate entity. Binance CEO CZ said FTX CEO Sam bankman fried reached out for help amid a liquidity crunch. FTX dot com has seen over $6 billion in user withdrawal requests over the last 72 hours. The move comes after binance announced plans to liquidate its position in FTX and declined and offered to have its position purchased from Alameda research, which is also owned by SPF. According to Reuters SPF approached other cryptocurrency exchanges, including oks before reaching a deal with binance, semaphore also reported the FTX was looking to raise more than a $1 billion from investors by midday on November 8th, the exchange is suspected of having a multi-billion dollar hole on its balance sheet after reportedly landing assets to Alameda research. The acquisition is currently pending due diligence from binance before a decision is made. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong assured users that the exchange has no material exposure to FTX or FTT and no exposure to Alameda research. Coinbase also published a blog post disclosing it holds $15 million worth of operational deposits on FTX, coinbase claims it never repurposes customer assets and holds user funds one to one. The statement comes as FT axis liquidity crisis ripples through the market akin to the collapse of Luna three arrows capital and Celsius,

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Some Perspective on the 'Friends' Cast's Wealth

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

02:11 min | 3 months ago

Some Perspective on the 'Friends' Cast's Wealth

"The Friends reunion has been delayed because of the coronavirus. It's not going to be available until late May. So let me take you on a quick class on perspective, okay? Aniston Cox kudrow Leblanc Perry and schwimmer are each teach going to receive between two and a half 1 million 3 $1 million to appear in this special. All they got to do is sit on their ass and answer questions. And they could receive up to 4 million for this brief reunion. That's four times what Jennifer Aniston already receives for each episode of her Apple streaming drama the morning show. She's got one of the highest salaries in the industry. So, you make a million a week on one show. You sit down on the other show to tell some fucking stories. Maybe you wear a white top so you nipples can pop out like they always used to. They better for that kind of fucking money. You better show some nip Aniston. All 6 of these cock suckers. All 6 of them are gonna be, you have no idea the kind of money they're making is astronomical. All 6 of these people receive 2% of the syndication income. That's about $20 million per person. Per year. In other words, every year since Friends has been off the air, all of them have made $20 million apiece. Now Matt LeBlanc has worked on two different sitcoms, which have been funny and great and he makes a lot of money. Shrimp has been a successful director. Matthew Perry's out some troubles, but he's had some TV shows that have fared pretty well. Kudrow does very well in movies and TV, Courtney Cox, of course, had cougar town, Aniston, high and away, far and away the biggest of all of them with what she's commanding now. The shell brings in one billion dollars a year for Warner Brothers.

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Tudor Dixon: Gretchen Whitmer Is Watching Businesses Leave

The Dan Bongino Show

01:52 min | 4 months ago

Tudor Dixon: Gretchen Whitmer Is Watching Businesses Leave

"Because in tutor when you think about the history of Michigan I mean the American industrial revolution is tied glove to hand with the state of Michigan and to see high quality Potentially 6 figure blue collar jobs Evacuate the state I love Florida I mean you're welcome down here We'd love to have you But I don't wish any ill will on Michigan either I wish people like you where you would win the election I think you got a good shot And say you know what Stay here We can do it here too It's not just a Florida Texas thing No that's exactly what we're going to do We're going to save this state and you're right We've seen the automotive industry leaving the state of Michigan You see Ford putting 11 and a half $1 billion into Kentucky and Tennessee and think about how bizarre this is When the governor was asked about it she said I think we didn't know Ford was leaving and she didn't know Because Ford is tired of dealing with her shutdowns with her regulations with the inability to open a new business in the state of Michigan because the regulations are so strict So Ford is leaving We see Ford choosing to go to other states and open up We see groundbreaking and Louisville We see groundbreaking in Ohio but we're not seeing those companies come here except for one now she's using our Michigan taxpayer dollars to recruit a business a Chinese corporation to come to the state of Michigan Listen this is insane We have projects on the lakeshore that are on the whole billion dollar as a per policies that would be bringing thousands of jobs to the state of Michigan but she's going to take our taxpayer dollars and instead of helping existing corporations or American companies she's going to give it to a Chinese corporation to come into the state of Michigan It's unheard of

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McDonald’s to Face $10B Race Discrimination Suit From Byron Allen

The Officer Tatum Show

01:57 min | 4 months ago

McDonald’s to Face $10B Race Discrimination Suit From Byron Allen

"It says McDonald's will face a $10 billion lawsuit against them for not advertising enough on black owned media. Now, let me just explain who this helps in who this hurts. The fact that the plaintiff are the fact that and I believe it was a black man that did the suing. The fact that we're suing people because you're not advertising junk food enough on black networks. It's asinine to me. Now the people who are making money from advertisement who wants to sell out the black community because they don't care nothing about your health, you know, one of the leading cause of deaths for black people in America is heart disease and diabetes, hypertension, I mean, literally obesity is rampant amongst the black community. However, you get people who want to sue McDonald's because they don't spend enough advertising to black people. That's like saying, why don't you sell us more stuff to kill us? How dare you, not sell things that's going to destroy our community on our network. Why won't you sell destructive things in our community on our network? Why you just sell it on a white people network where black people ain't listening to? But no, it's about money. Says the federal courts this week ruled that McDonald's will have to face a $10 billion lawsuit allegation that is discrimination or discriminates against black owned media channels by refusing to advertise on them. It says media tycoon, Bryant Byron Allen, a company Alan media group, we're bringing the suit against the fast food retailer with the U.S. district judge for Nando, outgoing, all going, I think it's how you say his name. Clearing the way for Allen to attempt to prove his claim in court. So they're

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Video Captures Juveniles Ransacking Gas Station in Philadelphia

The Officer Tatum Show

01:58 min | 4 months ago

Video Captures Juveniles Ransacking Gas Station in Philadelphia

"Y'all all stupid. Ugly, stupid. Bro. Now, for the people on the radio, this is the KFC business they are tearing up the store. It's a whole bunch of kids that have gone inside the store and they're literally turn it up. They're taking their turn down racks that still in stuff, they're damaging stuff and it's a goddess a clerk. I think he's behind the portion, you know, the store where they cook breakfast brio's and stuff and some of these convenience stores. He's there, he's recording. And just keep listening because some arrogant young lady is gonna ask him to dumb his question on Planet Earth continue to roll the clip. All right, let's take it too long. Let me go ahead and she was probably about to ask question. I'm gonna do it for 'cause I don't have time to wait for her to do that. So she goes up to this guy he's recording her. They turn up the story. You can hear the chaos in the background. She comes up to him and say, hey, y'all gonna make some food back here? Are you gonna just keep recording? And he told her, it may take a while. They're tearing up the entire store, ladies and gentlemen. They're throwing, you can see bags of chips flying in the background. They tearing up the store. Let me say this because people always get upset with me because I said at the beginning of my clip in the video I said, guess if you close your eyes, read the headlines, you can almost imagine who's in the store doing that.

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Kari Lake: The Best Gift Received by Liz Cheney

The Officer Tatum Show

01:11 min | 4 months ago

Kari Lake: The Best Gift Received by Liz Cheney

"Cheney came out vowed that she would campaign against Kerry Lake, even if she's campaigning for Democrats. And so Carrie Lake was on Fox and gave this response road clip 8. I want to point out what Liz Cheney has said about you when speaking at this Texas tribune conference yesterday. She says, I'm going to do everything I can to make sure Carrie Lake is not elected. Your reaction. That might be the biggest best gift I've ever received. I mean, the people of Wyoming can't stand her. I'm pretty much sure that the people of Arizona don't like Liz Cheney. You know, here's the deal, Maria, the Republican Party, the new Republican Party, is the party of we the people. It is no longer the party of warmongers. And so Liz Cheney probably should change her voter registration. Turns out she really is a Democrat, after all. That's why I love Carrie. They mess with the wrong woman there. They miss with a woman that already know how to talk 'cause she's been on television and she has these one liners that are literally career ending campaign ending. Liz Cheney is a trash bag of a candidate

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Brandon Tatum: I Could Not Be Prouder to Support Kari Lake

The Officer Tatum Show

01:51 min | 4 months ago

Brandon Tatum: I Could Not Be Prouder to Support Kari Lake

"Carrie Lake is a close second. With the amount of places that I've seen her in the state of Arizona, I mean, they got a fundraiser coming up. I think on Thursday, they asked me was I able to go and I have to go right from the radio show right there if I want to be involved. But she's literally in schools and people's houses and fundraisers at events, Steven Crowder came down here and had a tremendous comedy event she was there. ASU football, even though they trash. Sorry, Nick, they're trash. And Arizona is trash too. But she was at an Arizona state football game. I mean, the crowd was going crazy. Students would carry. I mean, all of those things are such an encouraging measure, at least for me being in the state of Arizona that I could not be prouder to vote for and support someone like Carrie Lake. Now, let's give the, what do we call it? The devil's advocate of Carrie Lake, the complete opposite of Carrie Lake, will be Liz Cheney. Now I don't know if it's a Liz Cheney fans out there watching this to listen to this, but Liz Cheney has to be the trash is Republican candidate that I have seen in a while. She is she is on par with Hillary Clinton. Liz Cheney is the Hillary Clinton of the Republican Party. And I'm telling you what, I have never met Liz Cheney. But I will bet my career that she is as dusty and as ridiculous as Hillary Clinton. They're like cut from the same cloth. I would have more respect for Liz Cheney if she wasn't trying to throw Donald Trump under the bus for her own political gain. For her own family legacy. And that's just my opinion. I believe it's her family legacy. The bushes, the Chinese, all of they can't stand that Donald Trump has interrupted their legacy in this country. And he's literally poo pooed on their legacy.

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Democrats Are Losing Support From Black People in Georgia

The Officer Tatum Show

01:50 min | 4 months ago

Democrats Are Losing Support From Black People in Georgia

"So when we look at what's going on in Atlanta joy, we look at what's going on in Georgia. I want to say Atlanta Georgia but in the state of Georgia, they are lewd the Democrats are losing support from black people. And I can't pinpoint exactly why this is happening. I can make an assumption to say that when a Republican is leading, people are satisfied with what they're getting at in the state of Georgia, they feel confident in the direction of the state and these Democrats are aligning themselves with the most asinine positions that I've ever seen in my life. When you go out on a limb and you continue to preach this idea of victimhood to black folks, I want you to understand in Atlanta, there's a lot of successful black people. It's a pretty big hub for black people in general, but it's a lot of successful black people that live in and around the Atlanta, Georgia area, there's also half of the police department is black. So when you are pitching this message of victimhood to black folks that know better and you just keep pitching and pitching and pitching it, you are going to find yourself running away black people with common sense. Black people who know better than the Democrats or no better than what the Democrats are trying to push. Also, when you look at what's going on in the state of affairs with a Democrat president, people are also waking up and saying, well, wait a minute. My cost to live in was better, more conducive for family growth and for my family and our well-being, than it is under a Democrat. I think a lot of these people remember the mask mandates and all this other stuff and they were watching very closely how Stacey Abrams came out and spoke and how Kemp handled the state.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley

Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley

"Oh so yeah so. It's not in the same. My podcast but i just wanted to bring it up. Because it's something that i think is just It's amazing thing. You know. When i was dancing with amy purdy on the asking the stars it was one of my favorite seasons of all time Mainly because she just introduced me to this world of paralympian in the paralympics And actually went to sochi russia. Spend time with her train her right before she went and did olympic competition like it was it was crazy. I'm like you cooler in this chat before you're about to go like train for rbm dogo compete for the paralympics are you. Are you search and wish she was she you know she medaled which is incredible and As as in snowboarder but she introduced me to that world in right now. We're gearing up for the tokyo tokyo. Twenty paralympics right now. And there's this beautiful podcast a six part series And it's called equal to and it's It's hosted by sophie. Morgan and basically it's about six years exports biggest challenges faced by disability community and It just brings up a conversation about. What's new dr equality and it's it's really cool because the creators of this stay actually the Call harder than you think. And they've produced this movie. That's called rising phoenix on netflix. And got one always awards. It's amazing amazing. But yeah it's it's a really really great. Ben go check it out. It's called equal to find on iheart. You know all the different platforms. Listen to podcasts. it's It's really cool but yeah apr people always ask me like. What is my favorite season desk cards. And i'm all always right up there. I isla yeah. She's became yeah. She's incredible yeah. She was on our podcast and i remember and then even just the last few years she's been through a it's her strength mentally and her physical strength is beyond anything that i can even understand. She is yeah absolutely incredible. It's amazing because you know people like look at the physical disabilities right. Perhaps you know they're like oh. She has two prosthetic legs but be emotional fitness in the mental fitness. That is that they acquire during always difficult. Times is unbelievable. You know so you. So you and right now i feel like one of the strongest currencies to have in. The world is is emotional and mental fitness. Honestly i think especially with someone's going on. I think we all get sucked into certain things. And we all get sort of hijacked mentally And that's i would say that we live in a time now where i feel like that bad. is as important if not more important than just physical fitness and. I think that somebody like her. Who's been through so much Is a huge inspiration. Yeah so i have a question for you regarding the season dancing with the stars because they announced the joe c was going to be dancing with the same sex partner for the first time. And it's awesome..

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

05:18 min | 1 year ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

"Man when jack up back to new york landed and interview with narrow president at the time a man who had fittingly left the island and set up shop on another one that also had plenty of illicit cash flowing within it manhattan. I get this phone call from. I think the pr agent for the country of narrow. They have one. She says that. I can meet bernard do yoga. The president of nauru in his hotel at the you know such and such on you know midtown for an hour. The have breakfast with him. Sounds like crate. So i grabbed my reporters and run up there. Check asked him. what's the next. Move your country. Now that these get rich quick schemes. Have all fizzled out. And he explained that some geologists had come to the island and had noted that those strange pinnacles that formed in the in topside channels created these pinnacles of coral. And that if you cut these down with these very special sauce because it's rock is the hardest rock on the planet could cut it flat and then polish it and make it into coffee tables and he was saying that you know. We're thinking that that might be.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

05:05 min | 1 year ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

"Five dollars or something or fifty bucks. And so of course that allowed for all kinds of people that create identities. That were very handy. If you were an international man of mystery or say a mad bomber any of those job descriptions would require a second identity and narrow ha. You could do that on the on. The internet to you could apply for a passport sentence and pictures and all of a sudden poof. You had a narrow passport.

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"billion dollar" 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.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

"Research you'll find a lot of other shows. That have lost an awful lot more money every day every night every joe however try out the mind.

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

07:56 min | 1 year ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

"I hate ads dream. Podcasts i bet you do too. That's why i've decided not to have any the season and it's possible to do that. Because i make power corrupts independently and i do it for fun rather than to make money but it does cost money to produce each episode so if you want to support my work. There are two ways that you can help out. The first is a bit unconventional here. Goes preorder my new book. Corruptible who gets power and how it changes us. Which comes out on november ninth from ceos and criminals to cult leaders and homeowners association tyrants. I explored the bizarre relationship between humans and power. And it's the most fun thing that i've ever written so i hope you'll enjoy it second. You can become a subscriber on patron where you'll get access to bonus content including uncut interviews the chance to win having beers or coffee with me over zoom depending on your preferences and time zone of course and even a full bonus episode of the season on the history of corruption good a patriot dot com slash power corrupts for more details. And thank you for listening and for your support now. Back to duke minks and too narrow. So jake makes back in the sixties was a rhody for a band. I think the bamboo cooled unit to plus full or unit. Four plus two a. Checked by the way it's unit four plus two. They had one hit wonder in the nineteen sixties. He spends a few years as a rhody in the sixty s in the music scene and then he eventually moves into the finance sector. I guess and at some point in his career he eventually becomes one of nauru's financial advisers. And so he's in conversation with neru advising them on different investments can make and he's still in touch with the lead singer of this band that he was a rhody fall back in the sixties and one day they're chatting and the singer of the band guy called tummy mola. He puts his idea to mix and he says oh you know. Wouldn't it be wonderful to write the next big musical and maybe new neru could invest in it. So it's actually disguise idea and he puts it to jeer and then she takes it to the president of noor and somewhat unexpectedly. The president accepts and agrees that noor will financially back this musical that this musician from the uk is writing for the low low price of just seven million dollars. Duke minks promised the powerbrokers in the rule that he would deliver a west. End and broadway bonanza because as everyone knows musicals are the surest way to make big money. I lived in new york most of my life and that was kind of a running joke. Was that anyone who invest in a theater production a theater angel with someone who had to do it for love and for no other reason because almost certainly you. We're gonna lose your shirt of course. If you've got an amazing idea for a musical you might just get lucky. And the rue decided to hang its financial fate. Partly on well. I wouldn't say it's an amazing idea but certainly it was a unique one. The show was to be about leonardo davinci falling in love with the mona lisa. There were only two problems with that idea but to be fair they were reasonably big ones. We can perhaps discuss what was the flow of having a musical based on leonardo davinci's love life. It's a pretty sloppy concept because my understanding is that it's pretty widely accepted that leonardo davinci was probably gay. And there's no historical evidence to support that he ever had any relationship. That was romantic with the mona lisa. But the musical is about their love and it's full of love songs between them and serenading and him agonizing over not being able to painter. Maybe someone should have rethought that attacks haven musical partly funded by seagulls and partly funded by russian oligarchs and bob stors. I was hooked tracked down an old playbill for leonardo the musical. A portrait of love. I started googling the names of actors and actresses who had appeared in major roles hoping to track one of them down to ask them about the production finally got hit. I believed i'd found lisa. Hollander an actress who had top billing in the show for playing one of the main roles. I found what i thought was her phone number and texted her out of the blue in. What must have been the most insane message. She'd received in some time asking her. Whether i could speak to her about musicals. Money seabirds corruption. An island called narrow. She responded almost immediately with one line. Sorry you've got the wrong lisa so i just made an assumption. I went no. You've obviously got the wrong person. Because they didn't read it properly. What i read was leonardo da vinci museum. I didn't read musical so hence my sort of all know not definitely not me thankfully persisted insisting that i was pretty sure she was the right lisa when she reread my message. She was a bit taken aback as she hadn't thought about leonardo da vinci the musical for a few decades and she knew next to nothing about where it came from. Who paid for it or why it would be of interest to someone for a podcast more than a quarter century later and so i told her the whole story much to her bewilderment and amusement and then i asked her how she ended up in the seemingly doomed to fail production. Yes it's quite funny. Actually i was in a production at the new reward mill theater. Which if i had a little over here. I couldn't even find out what it was called on approval on approval at the water mill thatcher. Newbury the days before mobile phones. Which might children think is hysterical. We would get the payphone there with rings and i remember i was standing there. I got to call from my agent saying okay lisa. We've got an audition for you say tomorrow or next day for the musical. Leonardo and immediately i said. But that's the one that's gonna close isn't it which is an extraordinary at reaction and my agent said. Oh yeah but works work so sure enough. I auditioned for it. And i got the part of catherine which now i look back is hardly even mentioned you to the character doesn't exist as far as i can google but it was in the days before the internet so but i was definitely in it. The reason lisa had that extraordinary reaction knowing it was likely to close before it even opened is because the reviews for the musicals. Preliminary run in oxford were in and they were awful. One critic even called it quote utter bilge. Lisa wasn't naive so she knew that reviews like that meant that this musical wasn't going to be the next cats and that its days were numbered certainly. In those days the press had a huge influence on what was going to succeed and what was going to fail before it even been written virtually. And that's very much much. What happened very much. What happened with this story. Lisa's mom who attended the show remembers things a bit differently than the reviewers did. I was asking my mom. I said you know what your memories of the show. And she said it wasn't as bad as they said and she got very upset because she was standing outside on the first night. Listening to these dare. I say slightly pumpers reviewers going blah blah about this dreadful production blah. She was sitting there you know. Have they been watching the same show. It isn't bad yes. There are bits of it. That are a bit willow but as a story. And i think i saw somewhere it said it was the biggest flop in london and i thought i think so. I'm sure if you do the.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

"To find.

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

08:22 min | 1 year ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

"Power imbalances and bad people taking advantage of the weak links in the global system. It's a tale of greed corruption environmental destruction. And how and why. The david's of the globe can become goliaths of illicit finance. I think the country was worth at one point close to a billion dollars. And what do you do if you have money. But no island easy you buy another ireland unexpectedly the president excess and will financially back this musical. Probably they're failing was they. Were very naive and they had no idea. They were being laughed at. We all know that offshore areas financial secrecy exist today. We're going to take a look at the origin story of one of them. It's a story that will make you question the caricature that you probably have in your head about why shadowy offshore economies develop and it's a story that involves quite improbably. Seabirds that made people rich a failed musical about leonardo da vinci and a shack worth a billion dollars Many of you will never have heard of this country. Be you can rest assured russian mobsters terrorists on the run and kingpins of the criminal. Underworld know all about it. I'm talking about the islands. The united nations administration is exercised by australia on behalf of the administering authority australia zealand and the united kingdom it is the home of about two thousand five hundred ruins louis I am hammurabi h. E. of pinero and people are island this far out in the pacific. We have basically polynesian people by beginnings and much of our history. I lost in the pot okay. I'm recording jacket. And i'm a writer for the new york times magazine and sometimes for this american life for public radio program here in the united states. If you look at a map of the pacific there's hundreds of islands scattered throughout. But if you look at the very center of the belly of the pacific kind of mostly empty but right there in the center like a little belly button. Little follows of the globe is narrow and it is the one piece of land that you can be on the farthest away from any other piece of land on the plant. I think twelve hundred miles to the nearest spit of land from narrow all ocean in every direction. So it's the most isolated or certainly among the most isolated places on the earth in seventeen ninety eight a british trading captain named john. Fern became the first westerner to spot. Neru this little blip of land. He named it pleasant island because it was such an idyllic little place but the name nero later replaced it a word. That means fittingly. I go to the beach. It was paradise earth. The island itself is like a perfect pacific at tall. If you google it right now you'll see that it's pretty much a circle. Coral atolls are formed by an eruption from an underwater volcano that lava eventually hardens and comes close to the surface or to the surface and then essentially bird droppings and other things that have gathered onto the atoll and fill it in and it becomes an island and over a huge stretch of time. The birds that helped form the island kept coming. Selena shannon a senior producer for audio craft and a journalist who reported on narrow for abc. Australia explains those birds. Use the island as a layover though. They'd always leave some of their unnecessary baggage behind. So basically this tiny pacific nation in the middle of the ocean was a great stopover. The seagulls that were flying over and they would land on november and basically they waste all over it and then after many millennia topsoil formed trees arrived through bird droppings of course and then you had a kind of island paradise the kind we all picture in our heads when we think of an island in the pacific. When you say that. We're tahiti or samoa to the eyes of european sailing around the pacific. This beautiful tiny island seem like decent prize to add to an empire so neru which had mostly kept to itself for quite a long time. Entered the world geopolitics. So new rule was colonized. I think about one hundred years ago and in the first few decades after being colonized it was passed around. Different countries was originally a german colony. And while the germans were there a little fluke of history played out a bit unexpectedly when one of the german colonizers happened to take a closer look at the rock that he'd been using to keep his office store. Propped open some engineer. Was there and he said man. What is this rocket. Looked like they thought it was petrified. Wood or something and it turns out. It was just the densest phosphate. I e compacted. Composted bird droppings that this engineer had ever seen and so that awakened in. Everyone's imagination. The idea that now rue might be this gold mine of what was then a much sought after element or chemical ingredient in farming. Seabirds had given a roo unexpected riches some of the best phosphates in the world. The change began when european explorers moved into the pacific and was accelerated when prostate was discovered. Yeah at the end of the century frost. Fate is the only economic resources of the island and from it stem the improved living standards health education and other services enjoyed by the narrow in community today. And it's actually a really valuable fertilizer particularly in australia. Because australian soil is really lacking in phosphates. There's a huge need for it over here. But the nineteen sixties neru began to forge its own destiny paid for by the seagull gold that formed the interior of the island so they became independent in the late. Sixty s and so. They very suddenly came into this. Huge amount of money from the phosphate trade. It was millions and millions of dollars per person on this really tiny island. That didn't really have much else going on. The country was worth at one point close to a billion dollars for the next few decades just with spending really big buying 'cause even though the island only had one outbuilding golf courses all this kind of stuff narrow would have been the richest country on the planet per capita since the everyone on the island shared in the wealth. And what you had. Was these cinder block. Houses went up. Cars were purchased. All the food was flown in from australia and a life of luxury really for one of these islands. The problem of course was that the richest were being produced by a decidedly finite resource. Birds kept stopping over on the rue but is huge quantities of phosphates. Were being shipped off the island. You would have taken millennia for the phosphates to be replenished. The boom time quickly turned to bust a cbs news. Report from the island in the nineteen eighty s happens when the fuss. That's a good question. I don't know ruins. Don't seem terribly worried about it. Island is don't see much point in worrying. And besides there's the phosphate trust fund. The island will be worth at least one billion dollars from the island has gone. Nauru may have sold it soil to the devil but has gotten a good price. And what do you do if you have money but no island easy. You buy another ireland. We need our own island weekend bother island to have our own right but easy.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

04:17 min | 1 year ago

"billion dollar" 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.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"billion dollar" 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..

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

05:05 min | 1 year ago

"billion dollar" 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..

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"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

SpyHards Podcast

04:23 min | 2 years ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"Own biggest fan. Yes if it was coming to the conclusion is there any final thoughts You guys have on the film. Shane referred to. I know It's it's when i would watch again with some large glasses of scotch late on a saturday night. you know. maybe. I wouldn't turn it over on tv but it no aena. It doesn't have the pedigree of funeral in berlin. Or if chris filed for me and apparently the next two that came out in the eighties atrocious. I've never watched them. They are on my list to pick up a party just dreadful so shame radi the character and i just think it's a missed opportunity. They worry where where tackling them all look forward to that. I have no idea what we subs into. But yeah the the nineties. Tv movies We'll be revisiting. Harry palmer again. What about you cami final Tidbits this is a movie. That reminds me because i don't have a huge background with harry palmer but i do have a big background with batman movies and growing up. I absolutely loved the first two timber and batmans. And i remember watching batman forever and just being like what the hell was that after. Those first two. I feel like billion dollar. Brain is kind of the batman forever. It's better than batman forever to be fair. I don't want to get people to rankled up but more the sense that just totally. It feels like a whole other beast and when you try to watch it in connection to those first two. It's just kind of frustrating. And so like. It's a movie that i can totally recommended people in the sense that if you've watched the first to just kind of see though the bizarro realms that the sequels go in the franchise goes but it's also a movie that it's just i don't know you know it's just something that exists that i'm glad i watched. I felt a certain amount of you know. I felt like it was when i could walk away from an actually have a bit of reward from say men in black two but it just kind of frustrated me a lot and i just want to say well eat kelloggs cornflakes. They're good for you. They great vitamins to you. Where i will say though is that. I think the three of us are pretty much agreement about the movie but what i will say is if if our listeners if i can share this on your show if you google double o section billion dollar brain there's a gentleman called matthew bradford who you absolutely need to have on an episode of spy hans. He is a film expert and he loves this movie and he's written a very glowing review of this movie. And i would urge spy haden's needs to go listen to this and then go checkout matthew bradford's review as well just to get the pro sight of this for sure and there's a lot of actually critical reappraisals of this movie. Some of them that will tackle it from the point of view of being somewhat of a satire on the sixties five movement. There's a lot of good writing out there on this movie so definitely check it out. It's not like we're going to tackle on this podcast sequels that maybe even the next two harry palmer sequels. That are just like you know. There's nothing really to say about the. Maybe but this will be..

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"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

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05:34 min | 2 years ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"I heard about this being edited out. And i wondered where fell in film. Do either of you not yet sis. Thirty two seconds were cut from the movie. As there was a scene in which a beatles song was playing in the background in finland was it. The scene where harry palmer goes into latvia and meets up with that basically ragtag crew. That are the you know the secret You know spy agency or whatever that he's trying to track down. It's kind of all a ruse but there's a reference to the beatles in that scene but the beatles are hurt and i was wondering if that's where it was placed. I don't know i can find out for you and you can add it to your show notes. Cetera assures scholars will tell you exactly when that was because apparently. It is on the vhs vision right because it goes. Hey english by a beatles record and you'd like yeah. Is that what you ask. Lingers people often metoo by record well. It was the sixties. What do i mean at least onto the topic. What did you think of the soundtrack. I actually really dug it. I wasn't as impressed with the score for funeral in berlin. But i really dug the score for april. And this one. By richard rodney bennett. It's very distinct. It feels you know you can totally feel some of the score as being similar to something you would hear one of ken..

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"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

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04:15 min | 2 years ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"That wraps up basically what i've got on Billion dollar brain. So i think we move on crack well. Shane guest of. You've come back to this film. He wasn't a big family sort originally. Has you'll revisit changed your opinion. I'm afraid it hasn't. I still very much see this as movie of to hobbs What i will say is i've been pretty negative on this A couple of positives really I love the the selection of helsinki as a location and if finland was used for most of the european seed so the scenes in latvia were filmed in in finland having been to fit on. It's a very quirky place. Bright standard looking european cities. So i think helsinki was a good choice for a lot of the filming. I liked the camera shots. I think it was beautifully. Shot how you how you see finland. It looked pretty desolate parts but nonetheless beautifully shot so that they were elements of the movie. That i liked i also liked. I did laugh at some of the humor. Particularly the scene. And i think every brit will laugh at this when he's in the zone with you know the hot woman and column walden meows. Invited me wants a brandy or vodka. His cup let's be good. I thoroughly agree with him up to being out in the snow for that long i could. I could actually imagine me saying. I thought you were as you say about the soreness in just being awkward. Because we do that well. I lived in sweden for two years from that being awkward out. He kidding No you're right. I mean just complete awkward are and actually i. I remember when i was seventeen. I was in strasbourg at a conference and being very naive i went into the sole owner of this conference and they were actually three naked. Scandinavian women in there. And i did not know where to look so i i under mr cain. In this regard. I remember when i was in australia. I was at this hostel. And my friend. And i were like. We're the showers. No oh the communal showers there just right around the corner and we were like oh.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

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05:39 min | 2 years ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"So i feel like ken russell's not the best to keeping track of history in terms of what he to do but either way he wanted to do one of those projects and harry saltzman said. No no no no dude dude. That's not what you wanna do. You wanna break into the mainstream and then make those movies. You should really do this. Third harry palmer story billion dollar brain and you know ken. Russell had a relationship with michael cain. Because they'd worked together in the past and michael. Cain was very much in favor of bringing ken russell onboard so ken russell signed on but there was a funny anecdotally said ken. Russell was the world's worst businessman because he received no guarantee from harry saltzman whatsoever that he would get to do the movies he wanted. Do in in you know It basically in trade for doing billion dollar brain they classic hollywood one for them one for me. He forgot to sign off on. Actually getting the one for project right. How did that work out for. His career was fine but You know short term. I'm sure it was a little frustrating. They brought on the writer. John mcgrath. Who is mostly known for tv. At that point he was a writer. Director of tv project called diary of young man and him in russell had worked together on an episode of the bbc series six from nineteen sixty four as writers and mcgrath it also with kane on one hundred nine sixty one tv special called the compartment and so it was three guys who had you know common ground in terms of their experiences in relationships. I and it seems like basically what happened was russell and mcgrath read. The novel didn't understand it and decide to just focus on what appealed to them and that's what they have been quoted as saying. I don't know that that's true. Because i have read that. They've said that the novel is fairly close to the film. Is that true shane. Yeah absolutely it's unfair to. I think it's one of the closest to the actual novel and some of the others. So i'm wondering if it's more like they got the notes but not the music where they understood all the plotting but ken russell if you've seen his other movies. He's not a narrative fixated guy like he doesn't really care about narratives on that scott..

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"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

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05:21 min | 2 years ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"I feel that billion dollar brain really moved move so far away from the original two movies in this trilogy. Yeah that's really interesting. What you say there about action the action stories versus the spy stories. I kind of feel the same way where you know when i was a kid. I was I texted scott the other day. My top ten. No sorry my top bond rankings for the for the movies that i wrote when i was thirteen and all the ones that are near the top are the ones that involve sharks scenes nowadays if i write that list. I'm looking a lot closer at honor majesty's secret service. Or you know the casino. Royale with daniel craig the ones that take it a little more seriously and yet the chris file for me watching that movie was a real revelation because it was a spy story. I never knew. I want it. I would. I would agree with that. And i think at different ages like different things or different moods i mean i still enjoy the euro spy movies. I love bond movie. Because i know what i'm getting i think with billion dollar brain. It was such a departure from the first two. That i that i was in shock. Full to be honest with you. I think that the billion dollar brain is as we say in football or soccer back home. A game of to. Hobbs where you had the finland and latvia scenes and then when it moved to the states when it moved to texas it was so jarring for me and it went from that gritty kind of spy movie to a bombastic bond movie many ways and i just find it too jarring. I found that a interesting about what you said that. Shane is found funeral in berlin to be your the perfect balance. Unlike the goldilocks effect. Almost because i found it. Chris royal personally to be fall to a realistic gritty. I'd like funeral in berlin more because it had a little bit more of that bonfield tour but it sounds like you wouldn't say that about it. Yeah no i think it did. But it wasn't bombastic. Bond of you talked about the the fight scene. Outside was at the albert hall and chris file and how much you loved the scar much. I'm looking forward to the youtube video. You creating that with campos kobe. If it will happen it will happen. I any excuse to push him downstairs. Exacting there is obviously a bit more action funeral berlin. But i just think first of all. I'm a huge fan of building a city. I'm a huge fan of cold war history. I have another podcast which is all about the history of east germany so that has a law in its favor but there are so many iconic landmarks and sights. I've often gone to berlin and how to how to scotch and looked at the mercedes benz building and taking myself back to the funeral in berlin. Era So the the movie does have a lot of emotional attachment for me. I'm guess i'm glad you didn't invite me on to to do that. Show with you. Because i think i would have been emotional attachment to it might have gotten in the way. No i totally understand. I think we all have those movies to just speak to us in a way that maybe other people just don't get.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

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03:30 min | 2 years ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"Also this is not politics or football which is so tribal. Now you can have different opinions as you guys have done on your show particularly with the chris file and we see in the spy re community as well. There's no right or wrong. Other than roger moore is the best james bond. But we'll leave that for another day. So is he your james bond. Yeah he's everyone's james bond. Yeah i i think you're redesign. Listeners will probably come off even more. If i say who my favorite blonde this. So let's just move on to david niven folks david wright well that leases beautifully into wick tackling today so cam. What is the movie of the week. We are tying off the harry palmer theatrical trilogy with the nineteen sixty seven film billion dollar brain directed by ken russell now before we delve into What we know of the film background. Let me. just get out that letterbox dot com synopsis. Any votes on how long it is phil like if Tries to explain this movie. It's about an hour long to read get ready for. It may surprise you to be fair. And billion dollar brain pow power brainpower a former british spy stumbles into a plot to overthrow communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom. Wow that's so concise that's a. That's a on the cam. Scale of grading letterbox synopsys. That's that's effective. To the point. I literally full. And i really want to. I can fault other things but not the synopsis. I'll just say to clear. I hadn't seen or heard of this film before we started this. Podcast call so. I have no previous experience with it at shane. You said you had seen it before. We start recording. What were your initial thoughts before you went to revisit this bill so i love harry palmer as a character and in fact. I'm a huge fan of one of my favorite spy. Movies funeral in berlin in my in my spybey here home. I have eight foot poster original cinema poster for funeral in berlin huge fan. So you can then imagine that. I get onto billion dollar brain expecting expecting it to be like a return of the jedi moment in the style was tripping you goes. It's going to be great and sorely disappointed.

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