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CVS, Walmart and Walgreens are responsible for role in opioid crisis, jury finds

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | Last week

CVS, Walmart and Walgreens are responsible for role in opioid crisis, jury finds

"Hi Mike Rossi reporting a jury holds three pharmacy chains responsible for their role in the opioid crisis a federal jury has returned a verdict against CVS Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies saying the recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills fueling the opioid crisis into Ohio counties in the lawsuit lake and Trumbull county's blamed the three chain pharmacies for not cutting off the flood of pills that caused hundreds of overdose deaths and cost each of the county's about one billion dollars according to their attorney damages

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Landrieu back in spotlight tackling infrastructure, equity

AP News Radio

01:01 min | Last week

Landrieu back in spotlight tackling infrastructure, equity

"Mitch Landrieu will be heading the task force coordinating more than a trillion dollars in federal infrastructure spending as mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu oversaw billions of dollars in infrastructure repairs when he took over the recovery from hurricane Katrina he's been out of the national spotlight since twenty eighteen although he was sometimes mentioned as a possible candidate for the democratic presidential nomination particularly after a speech supporting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee now the former Louisiana state lawmaker and lieutenant governor has been tapped by president Biden as the head coordinator of his infrastructure plan during a visit to Ohio with the vice president labor secretary Marty Walsh another former mayor says he'll be serving alongside Landrieu going to make sure that all of this money gets spent in the right way on high quality projects with American made materials there's political risk to a role managing billion dollar transportation projects Andrew Coughlin and former deputy mayor under Landrieu said his skill with logistics will be a strength in his new role Walter Isaacson the New Orleans born historian says lead you loves the geeky details of infrastructure and bringing people together Jennifer king Washington

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Deere workers approve 3rd contract offer, will end strike

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | Last week

Deere workers approve 3rd contract offer, will end strike

"Striking workers approve a new contract with John Deere some ten thousand John Deere workers members of the United auto workers union approved a new six year contract that includes a ten percent raise and eighty five hundred dollar ratification bonuses the deal also calls for five percent raises in years three and five and three percent bonuses in years to four and six and preserves a pension option for new employees makes workers eligible for health insurance sooner and no premium health insurance coverage the vote ends a strike to begin October fourteenth dear has predicted it could see record annual profits as high as five point nine billion dollars when it releases its earnings report later this month unions in general are more inclined at this time to ask for more because of the ongoing worker shortages and long hours workers have been putting in during the pandemic I'm timid wire

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Judge blocks tax cut rule in American Rescue Plan

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 weeks ago

Judge blocks tax cut rule in American Rescue Plan

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a judge blocks the tax cut rule in the American rescue plan a federal judge in Alabama has sided with thirteen states that sued to contest the provision of the American rescue plan act that prohibited states from using pandemic relief funds to offset new tax cuts U. S. district judge L. Scott Coogler ruled Monday Congress exceeded its power in putting the so called tax mandate on states the American rescue plan steered one hundred ninety five billion dollars in flexible relief funds to states that specified the funds could not be used to offset tax cuts Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall called the restrictions an unconstitutional assault on states sovereignty by the federal government justice department lawyers argued the money should be used for its intended purpose pandemic recovery hi Mike Rossio

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Africa's 'Great Green Wall' shifts focus to hold off desert

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 weeks ago

Africa's 'Great Green Wall' shifts focus to hold off desert

"Africa's great green wall has shifted in focus to hold off in coaching does it sounds the idea was striking in its ambition African countries aim to plant trees in an eighty five thousand mile line creating a natural barrier to hold back the Sahara desert this climate change sweeps the sun's south them as temperatures rose and the rain full diminished millions of the planted trees died but efforts to rein in the deficit continue in the country Senegal on a smaller scale only four percent of the great green walls original goal though has been met and estimated forty three billion dollars would be needed to achieve the rest I'm Charles the last month

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 Study: US shoppers outspend Chinese to restore luxury market

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 2 weeks ago

Study: US shoppers outspend Chinese to restore luxury market

"There's another sign of the global recovery with the market for luxury goods snapping back to pre pandemic levels a study from the bane consultancy forecasts global consumer spending on personal luxury goods things like high end accessories leather goods and apparel will spike by twenty nine percent this year to some three hundred and twenty five billion dollars that's right where it was in twenty nineteen and a turnaround from the gloom of the twenty twenty pandemic lockdowns that shuttered stores and halted international travel US consumers have at least temporarily supplanted the Chinese is the biggest spenders accounting for one third of all sales this year Chinese shoppers account for about twenty three percent on par with the Europeans still the larger global luxury market which extends to high end travel dining fine art and furnishings continues to lack twenty nineteen levels I'm

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 US budget deficit eases to $165B in October, down 42%

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 weeks ago

US budget deficit eases to $165B in October, down 42%

"The United States monthly budget deficit fell in October I'm Ben Thomas with the numbers a much improved economy enabled the government to collect more taxes from individuals and corporations last month the treasury department reports the federal deficit came in at one hundred and sixty five billion dollars that's forty two percent lower than October of last year when it rang up a record two hundred and eighty four point one billion in twenty twenty revenues declined while spending to deal with the impact of the corona virus sort for the twenty twenty one budget year which ended September thirtieth the deficit totaled two point seven seven trillion dollars that was the second highest on record behind the year before twenty twenty Ben

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GE to break up into 3 companies focusing on aviation, health care and energy

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 3 weeks ago

GE to break up into 3 companies focusing on aviation, health care and energy

"General Electric is splitting into three public companies focused on aviation health care and energy the company which dates back to eighteen ninety two said on Tuesday that it plans a spin off of its health care business in early twenty twenty three and its energy segment in early twenty twenty four G. anticipates keeping an almost twenty percent stake in the health care unit the company expects one time separation transition and operational costs of approximately two billion dollars related to the actions shares

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Who Is Vivek Ramaswamy, Author of 'Woke, Inc.'?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:40 min | 3 weeks ago

Who Is Vivek Ramaswamy, Author of 'Woke, Inc.'?

"Show. I've been looking forward to this one for quite some time. One of the most important books that has been authored in recent memory and it's all about kind of woke ism and corporate America and what we can do about it and it's a very interesting very articulate guest. The vague Rama Swami did I get that right? You pretty darn close, Charlie. Good to see you. All right, I'm in the zip code. Honor to have you on our show. You're doing a wonderful job introduce yourself first to our audience and then talk a little bit about your book and we'll go from there. Yeah, sure, just a brief introduction. I grew up was born and raised in Ohio, where actually I live today. My parents were both immigrants from India. I often jokingly asked my dad why he came halfway around the world to Southwest Ohio. And he said that, actually, it was the only place in the world where he could get a job in the United States to be near his older sister who was in Fort Wayne Indiana. And that, of course, beg the question of why she came to Fort Wayne Indiana and we joke around it's the only U.S. state with the word India containing. That gets a bit of my family background on how they came here on a joking note. More seriously, I ended up going to Harvard for college. I studied molecular biology. I was a nerdy guy in the lab the whole time. Ended up getting into BioTech investing after I graduated. Did that for 7 years from 2007 to 2014, spent three of those years at the same time in law school at Yale where I met my wife, probably the most productive thing that came out of it. She was in med school and lived next door to me. And when I came back to New York City, after I finished law school and having a fund job on the side, now it was just a fun job. I ended up having a gap in my schedule, took up stand up comedy for 6 months before I decided that that wasn't my calling and left my job to start a BioTech company. I led the company as CEO for 7 years and during that time we got a number of medicines developed. The one I'm probably most proud of is a new drug to treat prostate cancer. But I stepped down from my job as CEO, this January. And you know, thankfully, the company runs well today. It's multi-billion dollar business, but I stepped down as CEO to work on what I thought was a different kind of cancer. Not a biological cancer. But a cultural cancer that I thought threatened to kill the dream that allowed me to achieve everything I ever had in my life as a first generation American. And that was the new orthodoxy. Well, I guess we could call the new woke orthodoxy that had really taken control of one elite institution after another. And though I wasn't born into a lead America, I had lived it for the last 15 years. And I felt compelled to not only tell my story, but to reveal the problem that I saw, which I viewed as a defining scam of our

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 US trade deficit hits record of $80.9 billion in September

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 3 weeks ago

US trade deficit hits record of $80.9 billion in September

"The US trade deficit has reached an all time high the trade deficit was just under eighty one billion dollars in September the highest it has ever been the previous high was seventy three billion in June the deficit is the gap between what the U. S. exports to the rest of the world in the imports it purchases from other countries the commerce department says exports dropped three percent in September while imports increased six tenths of one percent part of the export decline was due to a nearly sixteen percent drop in petroleum exports related to drilling rig an oil refinery shutdowns during hurricane Ivan in the Gulf of Mexico my camp in Washington

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Fed to begin slowing economic aid as inflation worries rise

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 3 weeks ago

Fed to begin slowing economic aid as inflation worries rise

"The federal reserve will begin dialing back the extraordinary economic aid it's provided since the pandemic erupted last year in a statement following its latest policy meeting the fed says it will start reducing its monthly bond purchases in the coming weeks the central bank plans to trim the amount by fifteen billion dollars a month from the current one hundred and twenty billion however that pace could change the move is a response to high inflation that now looks likely to persist longer than it did just a few months ago the bond purchases have been intended to hold down long term interest rates to encourage borrowing and spending but with the economy now recovering that's no longer needed Ben Thomas Washington

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At COP26, over 100 countries pledge to end deforestation

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | Last month

At COP26, over 100 countries pledge to end deforestation

"A coalition of governments and private funders personals plans to invest one point seven billion dollars to aid indigenous communities are protected by a diverse tropical forests in the next four years governments from the US the UK Norway Germany and the Netherlands and seventeen other private phone does say the money will support activities to secure will strengthen and protect indigenous peoples and local communities land and resource rights I'm provide other kinds of aid including the group activities a spokesperson for the Ford Foundation one of the founders who told the AP the governments are providing approximately one billion while the rest will come from the philanthropies I'm Charles de Ledesma

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Regulators Ask Congress to Create New Rules for Cryptocurrencies

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | Last month

Regulators Ask Congress to Create New Rules for Cryptocurrencies

"The bike mid ministrations asking Congress for legislation to strengthen the government regulation of stable coins a popular form of crypto currency the treasury department and other regulators want new oversight for stable coin issuers including a requirement that they become banks putting them under a regulatory umbrella subject to rules surrounding sufficient cash reserves and measures to prevent money laundering stable coins are a type of cryptocurrency peg to a specific value usually the dollar or another currency or gold that limits fluctuations in value like those of bit coin and is better suited for business transactions there are more than two hundred stable coins were nearly one hundred thirty billion dollars a

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G-20 opens with call for more vaccines for poor countries

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | Last month

G-20 opens with call for more vaccines for poor countries

"Its lease prime yeah Mario Draghi has called on the world's richest nations to pick up the pace and getting Kevin nineteen vaccines to poor countries Draghi his the host for the two day group of twenty summit to rhyme said that any three percent affects native in the poorest countries while seventy percent in rich countries have had at least one shot these differences are morally unacceptable and undermine the global recovery global health and the economy all themes running throughout the summit as world leaders will grapple with the same issues ranging from climate change vaccines economic recovery an international taxation for rich countries vaccines and stimulus spending have restarted economic activity unfortunately no income developing countries don't have the resources to jumpstart their economies as they struggle with vaccinations and financing French president Emmanuel McCall said he expects the G. twenty to come from an additional one hundred billion dollars to support Africa's economies I'm Karen Thomas

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Retail trade group: holiday sales could break new records

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | Last month

Retail trade group: holiday sales could break new records

"Retailers are sounding excited about the coming holiday season the head of the national retail federation says there's considerable momentum heading into the holiday shopping season the nation's largest retail group predicts sales for November and December will grow between eight and a half and ten and a half percent to as much as eight hundred and fifty nine billion dollars that would shatter last year's record breaking season when shoppers lockdown during the early part of the pandemic splurged mostly online twenty twenties holiday sales were up eight point two percent over twenty nineteen that compares with an average gain of four point four percent over the past five years the holiday sales numbers exclude auto dealers gas stations and restaurants I'm Ben Thomas

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GM Profit Sinks as Chip Shortage Takes Toll

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | Last month

GM Profit Sinks as Chip Shortage Takes Toll

"General Motors third quarter results saw profits slipping due to a pandemic shortage of computer chips and other parts GM still posted a two point four billion dollar profit in the third quarter held up in part by consumer willingness to pay high prices for scarce new trucks and SUVs but their profit was forty percent lower than the same period last year their revenue fell twenty five percent and was short of Wall Street estimates on a conference call with reporters CEO Mary Barra so the company was hit by a global shortage of semiconductors and cobit outbreaks at supplier factories she said they're seeing improvements but they'll see the impacts into next year Edmunds dot com reports that the chip shortage has been particularly harsh GM and the company lost three point eight percentage points of US market share I'm

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Twitter posts Q3 net loss due to lawsuit settlement

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | Last month

Twitter posts Q3 net loss due to lawsuit settlement

"There are mixed results from quarterly earnings from Google and Twitter digital ad spending a Google drove its parent company alphabet's profits up sixty eight percent in the third quarter Google is the world's dominant search engine it owns the biggest mobile operating system and android and runs YouTube according to eMarketer Google holds twenty nine percent of the global four hundred fifty five billion dollar digital ad market Twitter posted a net loss mainly because of a lawsuit settlement but its revenue rose sharply in the third quarter boosted by solid ad sales worldwide Twitter says it has two hundred eleven million daily active users on average in the third quarter up thirteen percent from a year earlier I'm a Donahue

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 Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

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00:47 sec | Last month

Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

"A federal jury in San Jose California weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes has heard audio evidence in her fraud trial federal prosecutors played a series of recordings of all of the calls boasting to investors about what she claimed was a breakthrough in blood testing technology buyer firm Theranos the government alleges that homes due to sophisticated investors and major retailers about a bogus device called Edison the machine was supposed to be able to use a few drops of blood to scan for hundreds of potential health problems the flurry of investments at one point totaled nine billion dollars with their nose while not being in only forty Walgreen's stores after it invested millions if convicted almost could face up to twenty years in prison I Norman hall

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"billion dollars" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley

Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley

03:14 min | 3 months ago

"billion dollars" 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 dollars" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

05:18 min | 3 months ago

"billion dollars" 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 dollars" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

05:05 min | 3 months ago

"billion dollars" 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 dollars" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

06:09 min | 3 months ago

"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.

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"billion dollars" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

01:41 min | 3 months ago

"billion dollars" 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 dollars" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

05:13 min | 3 months ago

"billion dollars" Discussed on Power Corrupts

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"billion dollars" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley

Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley

04:28 min | 3 months ago

"billion dollars" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley

"I'm the postal even more pictures of them together like but we had so much fun so we had dinner and then we went back to red stars house and we played this game where we all wrote down questions and we put them in this like bull right and you pick out the. What's so funny more. Are you shaking. I just play monopoly or something. Whatever they did this minds. Yeah make yes. I did talk and we all got our way which we'll get doing a little bit. Taboo becca back. Wanted to make a take talk. Redstar wanted to dislike. Chill and drink. And i wanted to play this game so we play the game and one of the questions in the fish bowl was if you were offered a billion dollars to break up with your significant other and never get to be with them again. Would you take the billion dollars. That was my question so red star answered it and he said no he would not he would stay. He would stay. He went he. Because he's like i want. He says something about like remember what he said. But he's like. I'll make a billion dollars and keep her or something like that. Yes it was very yeah. Good answer is good answer. And then i answered it and i said no. I'd rather be the how we are now and have him than a billion dollars without him. Like no chance. Becca answered you know. Go practical. I've.

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

Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

04:17 min | 5 months ago

"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.

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

Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

03:40 min | 5 months ago

"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.

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

02:17 min | 5 months ago

"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..

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

05:19 min | 5 months ago

"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..

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

05:05 min | 5 months ago

"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..

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

05:24 min | 5 months ago

"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.

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

04:37 min | 5 months ago

"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..

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SpyHards Podcast

04:23 min | 11 months ago

"billion dollars" 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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SpyHards Podcast

05:34 min | 11 months ago

"billion dollars" 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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SpyHards Podcast

04:15 min | 11 months ago

"billion dollars" 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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