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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

02:35 min | 8 months ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Visa has announced it is abandoning. Its five point. Three billion dollar planned acquisition of fintech firm plaid after the doj sued over antitrust concerns back in november. Now maybe visa plaid is a unique case. And i'm open to people's opinions about this. But i feel like this is the sort of acquisition that would have sailed through without anyone blinking an eye five or six years ago quoting the journal plaid. The government argued was a nascent but important competitive threat to visa and eliminating that threat would lead to higher prices less innovation and higher entry barriers for online debit services. Visa initially vowed to fight the government and a trial was scheduled for june in a california federal court. Visa and plaid mutually agreed to end of the deal. Plaid chief executive zach. Parrot said in an interview. That plan is in good shape to prosper independent company. Because consumers flocked to the digital finance plaid powers during the coronavirus pandemic the number of paying plaid customers has increased more than sixty percent since the visa deal was announced. Mr parrot added and quote. So what i've been hearing overnight is maybe plaid isn't all that broken up about this deal breaking up as it were because in a world where square is worth one hundred billion dollars pay pal is at two hundred and fifty billion five billion dollars for a key. Part of all of fintech was frankly looking like an absurdly low price like the steal of the century given the current markets. If somehow plaid could tomorrow how much you wanna bet. They'd hit at least a fifty billion dollar valuation. Or something crazy though. I would question what made them went to take the deal in the first place. What do we or do we not know about their underlying business. As alex ramble at a sixteen z tweeted quote plaid underpins virtually all offend tech. It is the strategic pillar that is allowing this industry to be built at unprecedented scale and speed. While i believe the doj decision to be misguided. I'm more excited for plaid. Anzac parents decision to remain independent. Plaid has been and will continue to be the most important piece of financial infrastructure. Powering the fintech services we use today and those we will use tomorrow. The opportunity for fintech has only accelerated and plaid's roadmap is even bigger better and more. Ambitious ludicrous speed. Go and quote and as ham hamster jogi tweeted your move. Patrick collison

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Visa abandons takeover of Plaid after DOJ raises antitrust concerns

Techmeme Ride Home

02:35 min | 8 months ago

Visa abandons takeover of Plaid after DOJ raises antitrust concerns

"Visa has announced it is abandoning. Its five point. Three billion dollar planned acquisition of fintech firm plaid after the doj sued over antitrust concerns back in november. Now maybe visa plaid is a unique case. And i'm open to people's opinions about this. But i feel like this is the sort of acquisition that would have sailed through without anyone blinking an eye five or six years ago quoting the journal plaid. The government argued was a nascent but important competitive threat to visa and eliminating that threat would lead to higher prices less innovation and higher entry barriers for online debit services. Visa initially vowed to fight the government and a trial was scheduled for june in a california federal court. Visa and plaid mutually agreed to end of the deal. Plaid chief executive zach. Parrot said in an interview. That plan is in good shape to prosper independent company. Because consumers flocked to the digital finance plaid powers during the coronavirus pandemic the number of paying plaid customers has increased more than sixty percent since the visa deal was announced. Mr parrot added and quote. So what i've been hearing overnight is maybe plaid isn't all that broken up about this deal breaking up as it were because in a world where square is worth one hundred billion dollars pay pal is at two hundred and fifty billion five billion dollars for a key. Part of all of fintech was frankly looking like an absurdly low price like the steal of the century given the current markets. If somehow plaid could tomorrow how much you wanna bet. They'd hit at least a fifty billion dollar valuation. Or something crazy though. I would question what made them went to take the deal in the first place. What do we or do we not know about their underlying business. As alex ramble at a sixteen z tweeted quote plaid underpins virtually all offend tech. It is the strategic pillar that is allowing this industry to be built at unprecedented scale and speed. While i believe the doj decision to be misguided. I'm more excited for plaid. Anzac parents decision to remain independent. Plaid has been and will continue to be the most important piece of financial infrastructure. Powering the fintech services we use today and those we will use tomorrow. The opportunity for fintech has only accelerated and plaid's roadmap is even bigger better and more. Ambitious ludicrous speed. Go and quote and as ham hamster jogi tweeted your move. Patrick collison

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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

03:11 min | 8 months ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"For wednesday january thirteenth. Twenty twenty one. I'm brian mukalla today. The plaid visa merger is called off. And i'll tell you why. I think this is a sign of the current situation for tech more tectonic shifts in the chip industry including qualcomm acquiring h startup and intel losing it. Ceo more smoke around the fire story of an apple car and facebook has noticed that you've started downloading alternatives to whatsapp. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. This has been a weird newsday. Where several threads that we've been discussing late have all converged and are sort of spilling all over each other. I when we vaguely talk about the new winds of antitrust in anti-competition regulation blowing and how that might have real world impact on the tech sector and tech markets. This is what we mean. Visa has announced it is abandoning. Its five point. Three billion dollar planned acquisition of fintech firm plaid after the doj sued over antitrust concerns back in november. Now maybe visa plaid is a unique case. And i'm open to people's opinions about this. But i feel like this is the sort of acquisition that would have sailed through without anyone blinking an eye five or six years ago quoting the journal plaid. The government argued was a nascent but important competitive threat to visa and eliminating that threat would lead to higher prices less innovation and higher entry barriers for online debit services. Visa initially vowed to fight the government and a trial was scheduled for june in a california federal court. Visa and plaid mutually agreed to end of the deal. Plaid chief executive zach. Parrot said in an interview. That plan is in good shape to prosper independent company. Because consumers flocked to the digital finance plaid powers during the coronavirus pandemic the number of paying plaid customers has increased more than sixty percent since the visa deal was announced. Mr parrot added and quote. So what i've been hearing overnight is maybe plaid isn't all that broken up about this deal breaking up as it were because in a world where square is worth one hundred billion dollars pay pal is at two hundred and fifty billion five billion dollars for a key. Part of all of fintech was frankly looking like an absurdly low price like the steal of the century given the current markets. If somehow plaid could tomorrow how much you wanna bet. They'd hit at least a fifty billion dollar valuation. Or something crazy though. I would question what made them went to take the deal in the first place. What do we or do we not know about their underlying business. As alex ramble at a sixteen z tweeted quote plaid underpins virtually all offend tech. It is the strategic pillar that is allowing this industry to be built at unprecedented scale and speed. While i believe the doj decision to be misguided. I'm more excited for plaid. Anzac parents decision to remain independent. Plaid has been and.

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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast

The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast

02:37 min | 10 months ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast

"Do. There is thirty thirty over thirty. Social thankful there over thirty social accept people can use ida cindy mc- man and you they mad over. A billion people are on facebook. Tell you something right now. For a bunch of hater okay. Back to what i was about to say. You don't get back to say okay now. Back on capitol hill. Where the babylonians rule right. You just said in your report just now two minutes ago. You said facebook. it's allergy. you did to you. One facebook hats goto to have to have congressional approval to purchase. Let me finish to purchase was set at nineteen billion dollars at a certain level of companies having to purchase each other. It goes to the to the babylonian capitol hill. Why does it go there. Because they ultimately control everything facebook. You're right this you can go on and as much as you want. You can do whatever you want with it. But it's still control by the babylonian heroes and on capitol hill. So when you get if you go present your case to the government wanting to buy a company for nineteen dollars you have to be approved for that so if you have to be approved through the government. The government has the right to go. Yo we don't like what's going on. We want this all to be broken up and that's the point. I'm trying to think right there put but at the same time just like the attorney said they wanna do flip flop and do all this. The government still had the babylonian heroes and capitol hill. They still have the power. Because you know why even though facebook is making seven ch two billion to billions of dollars and facebook needs to take five billion five billion dollars of that and give us some stimulus. Check the thing. Is they give. The government is allowing us. The word allow through the law facebook to make money in this country. Now all over the world is a whole different thing. Sitting to government could take a switch right now and faithful. Done gun power power to stop facebook today. A yeah but they're not going to up that's why they had these regulations in place so when companies get too big they go you too big now. Even.

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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

12:21 min | 2 years ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Beatles and there was a packed house did you go to that I know I I would like to go but I'm working on a Saturday as you know you're here well yes on the women's side or the witness and then the head Kreskin I had thought Chris can had passed away in the sixties this guy must be a hundred and fifty years old well he's the amazing growth I'm sorry he is the amazing Kreskin yes and really attracted a large crown large crowds at this Gordon said now the garden center is right up the road from us on an Reisterstown fantastic facility and we do have a number of nice facilities in Baltimore county we have the CQ center over Towson university and we now have a also a center in who is a Catonsville it's noted university of Maryland on the west side they have a large venue so they're not as large as the arena downtown with the arena downtown is getting very old and downtown is getting outside getting old but it's very dangerous so tonight we're going to take a look at crime in Baltimore county and the no response to this crime that you think that the Balmer city politicians are kind of useless in common I say that the slogan for Baltimore city should be you can't fix stupid and I really mean that the you know their response to crime has been useless ineffective although they are trying to do some things recently we will see how they work out of the politicians don't get in the way and mess them up they might work but in Baltimore county my god it is few tile what Johnny old Chesky and the chief of police have said about the tremendous growth of crime in Baltimore county and where did it come from hint hint where do you think he came from it didn't come from Baltimore county originally I will talk about what we believe to be some of the causes they're not gonna like it of course but will also as usual offer some solutions some ideas as to well in general what can we do about it we'll take a look at that and also this phony whistle blower we're learning more about this phony whistle blower and I mean really phony this person this guy does not qualify for the statute the law regarding whistle blowers give an example I mean usually a whistleblower let's say it's the department of housing or to the department of health and the environment or it's some state or federal department there is usually a person in that department who was a regular employee who is finding out that something is going wrong and I know about one of these cases with the state department now in Maryland and there is an individual who wants to come out and complain about it and obtain this the whistle blowers status to be protected and confidential but that's understandable if if merry Smith comes out at the department of aging and says that the department of aging is not doing certain things that they should do under the law and the director of the department of aging is violating the law well that's merry Smith and she's in that department okay now this knuckle head that accused the president of something and let's say merry Smith works in that department and she knows what is going on well this not go ahead that is supposed to be a whistleblower did not work in the president's office did not work in eight organization or an agency where he would technically be called a whistle blower that's number one number two he had no he had no direct access to what the president said someone else told him about it so and then it's basically his opinion that he thought that this saying that the president did which I think that's what a president is supposed to do protect the country and tell another nation that you've got something going going at the legal or some corruption and we want you to take care of our weather's Joe Biden or not this was back in July Joe Biden wasn't even a candidate they say always attacking his opponent he wasn't even a candidate when this was brought up but that's another story but let's take a look at this whistleblower and this guy actually worked for Biden at one time he was he he is an Obama person see the the mistake the president may was when he became president he did not white about this nest of vipers liberal left these that are in the different swamp agencies that belong to Obama and are always looking to impeach him from the day he descended down the escalator with a lovely malign yeah okay so they were out to get him from the very beginning so they they they Jan up this guy and he's associated with a law firm that has also done things against the president and they got this guy and they figured it out they said we're going to put you in a position to say something bad about the president that you believe but you're not you don't really know what it is you somebody else is going to tell you what it is so you're gonna be secondhand information but we're going to get you in as a whistle blower which is going to give you certain protections a set of just coming out and saying it in public to the newspapers we're going to put you in as lawyers throws this whistleblower program so you have certain protections you're gonna say the president did something bad when he didn't now the whole thing went up in smoke when the president himself put out what he said the transcript and then everybody in the country could see it and everyone do you notice that everyone who has been a witness against the president is from the swamp there from the state department or the CIA the people that are out to get him yeah and they all and everyone of them it's all opinion in my opinion what the president did was not proper it's on American well no our presidents do these kinds of things all the time with foreign countries they are supposed to protect us they're supposed to look out for our interests they have the power and authority to you wanna call it a threat or extortion it's not they tell these foreign countries if you don't stop doing this then you're not going to get that now you call that a quid pro quo but isn't the president supposed to protect our interests remember Harry Truman said the Buck stops here it stops on the resolute desk of the president he's the last guy that makes that decision so this is all a big phony thing and I'm gonna tell you more we know who the whistle blower is now and we're gonna tell you more about that during the course of the program and also there's there seems to be much ado about Mister what is his name again oh my goodness bloom what is it Bloomberg Blomberg Mr Bloomberg the billionaire is now threatening to get into the wacky crazy presidential race for the dams now this is quite interesting here we have of course crazy Elizabeth Warren who hates everyone that has made any money at any place and time if you make a million dollars although she is a millionaire which is wonderful you know she wants to hate the successful people which look there are some problems of course but free enterprise and free markets as well what America's all about not capitalism marks invented the word capitalism we are free enterprise and free markets and people have an opportunity to make money and hopefully they will do it in a legal way and then poor Bernie he's way ahead a Lizzie is the godfather of hating democracy and hating free markets and here is old Bloomberg getting into the race with a ton of money now trump was of worth about four billion five billion dollars I'm not sure what it was but this guy this guy is worth fifty two billion fifty two billion and he is the former mayor of New York and he's been a Democrat he's been a Republican and he's been an independent he goes back and forth so now he's a Democrat and he wants to get into the race now by noon is a little upset about this because Hey this Bloomberg is supposed to be a moderate he's not supposed to be crazy he's like Liz Warren and of course crazy Sanders so he's supposed to get into the corrupt but saying lane with mine and little PT now I'm sure little PT's upset but little PT's been raising a lot of money and he's doing well and where in Iowa the first of the early the elections the first of the primaries and very important so little PT's doing real well and mayor Bloomberg may upset the apple cart but mayor Bloomberg isn't exactly he's not really a moderate he is a I don't know how to describe him but he wants a good he's a control freak he he passed laws in New York as mayor but you can't drink soda all I remember that you can have plastic you can eat peanuts I mean everything what he wants to engineer you know we have social engineers on the left with the political correct nonsense this up you know this these various forms of discrimination and censorship which they call political correctness will he not only wants political correctness he wants to control your life want to control when you go to the restroom I mean how may so Bloomberg is is interesting and he also does not believe in the constitution he does not believe in second amendment rights and he's another one of these left the billionaires like George Soros who and I have given them credit before and people have so what Pat why do you give these left the fascist credit because they put their money where their mouth is this guy has put money into races all over the country that the Democrats are winning with his money like Virginia they just won the state Senate and the house of delegates in Virginia and for the first time in twenty five years Virginia is completely controlled by Democrats from governor all the way down and he did it on being anti second amendment and grab all the guns and he put money in the special legislative races where they took out the Republicans so Virginia is now like Maryland to some degree it's blue it's blue and but people like sorrows and people like Bloomberg they put their left the money in the causes they believe in where are the Republicans where are the you know they're supposed to be a lot of rich Republicans like where are they yeah yeah what what are they doing where's their money right they just they're just gonna ride it out I guess I don't know but Republicans are cheap let me tell you you haven't told you before Republicans are cheap in many cases not not the not the local Republicans not the the business owners who are home mom and pop and local businesses and things like that no they will invest in a because they will invest in the camp but the big which guys in the Republican side they're scaredy cats will we we can't do that we could you know what what we can preserve liberty it's like well you know we would want to do that we can preserve free arise I know we made money off of the boat well not now well you know what George Soros and Bloomberg data they have no fear they they go out there and put their money into it so those are a couple things we want to talk about we're going to take a break you can.

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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

The Adam Carolla Show

04:36 min | 2 years ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

"I'd be like we'll try this. Not What you expect. It's it's a different exactly right because there's a there's a certain and after taste that I think everybody experiences with Tequila. It's describe it as almost like a a a nuttiness to with Tequila that he don't get with this and some people don't like that Tequila after-taste and you're not getting it with this one one but so if you're not if you're not a normal Tequila drinker and you want to try something different. I say tried this one all right. We're GONNA work these cups booze in porn or the childhoods careers probably more back in the bottle glasses. We'll just do I. It's collected for you can do we can do it after during the prey later unless if people if you're listening right now now and you're planning on drinking poll over slowly on Pedal cruise control by the way I kind of get jaded the longer have been doing this but I was really excited. When you guys approached me about doing this one because these are these are just brands that I love and I really do love Tequila and it's an exciting thing and this one in particular is Fortaleza? Okay Price Point Fortaleza probably fifty bucks fifty bucks for this. I'm going to go and say if you were to ask me if I can only take one bottle of Tequila with me on the desert island. This is the one so four delays interesting story the guy the family is one of the oldest families. The guy's name is Guillermo Salvezza. We know that Fan Gear Mo- founded Fortaleza Tequila <hes> the south of family and the and the <hes>. What do you call it <hes> family Cuervo they? They feuded back in the mid. Twentieth Century Entry Hated Each Other and ended up being this through. Somebody's Tequila families feared like why challenge you to do all about to to do not at first and some got him lying dam sure I got such a headache but around one of the street. Do we have three lights. I wouldn't know Pat all right noon ish but let's say more like two PM at noon issue meet get your fate Amigo so I liked the patrol guy because he got into drag racing and all kinds of racing all sorry John Paul Juryo Yeah so he's Paul Mitchell. Wait what <music> who's lipstick is almost guys got started. The Guy who started patrol on John Paul de Janeiro started Paul Mitchell and so the guy was living in his car crazy and by the way everybody talks about Clooney and Casa migos. Do you know what they sold. Patrol picardy for five billion dollars billion five billion dollars Cam Billy guy does drag racing facing. He does funny car stuff he does. He does endurance stuff. He has cars at Loma like he was a guy who lived in his car. I mean I guess he lived in his car. Maybe he lived in jewels car with her back. In the day. The van Jim Carrey was the three of them shared a van and then he got into the Paul Mitchell haircare stuff that Paul Mitchell that guy too many patrol on and now with with a B. Five million any his daughter became like the top fuel national champion or whatever and on cars because in order to run a funny car team a year for like a season. It's one hundred fifty million boxes or something like a new engine every race and in the whole nine yards so he funded that whole thing and his daughter became this crazy champion and now he does all motoracing rare the female auto racing champion yeah well the thing about women and auto racing in the quarter mile in which is actually I think a thousand feet shorten it a little bit but in the quarter mile it's just about reaction time and they're you know the argument a little bit lighter than John Forces heavy around the haunches and it's pretty much about car. Prep you get pointed that straight line..

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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Muller report documents quotes sweeping and systematic interference in our. In the online world four hundred and seventy IRA that's internet. That's the troll farm control Facebook accounts, made eighty thousand posts postings, reaching one hundred and twenty six million people. That's just twelve billion short of the of the number of Americans who voted in the election on Twitter. Thirty eight hundred IRA controlled accounts reached an estimated one point four million people. Meanwhile, Russian military intelligence targeted the DNC and Hillary Clinton and stole seventy gigabytes of data from the DNC created a persona Gusa for and and a website DC leaks to dissemble it disseminate it which WikiLeaks did as well and five hours after Mr. Trump invited Russia to find MRs Clinton's emails, five hours later, Russian military intelligence hacked her. Her own files. Hardly. A just a couple of Facebook ads. Darlene super villas, we close out the hour. Three billion five billion dollars a lot of money to you. And me Facebook made I think it was fifteen billion dollars in profits. Last quarter. Is this a sign of the FTC and the the administration even Trump's administration getting teeth in regulation or is this even if a fairly record fine. Nonetheless, kind of window dressing to to kind of get us all the move on. I do think it can be interpreted that way, it's it's over privacy issues. Not some of the other issues that have been involving Facebook and Twitter in terms of news and misinformation on their site. So yeah, it can be interpreted that way you just been hearing from Darlene supervision. She's White House reporter for the Associated Press. Great to have you back, darling. Thank you. And Colleen McCain Nelson. She's McClatchy opinion editor vice-president aditorial paycheck as well. For the Kansas City star. Always a pleasure. Thanks for having me, many things also point so news analyst. Beatty. Great weekend, Jack. Thank you. We you can continue the conversation. Get the on point podcasts at our website on point radio dot org..

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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

02:56 min | 2 years ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"That's why I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States in the shockers. New polling data that puts the former VP eight points ahead of President Trump in a head to head matchup. Most polls put Biden had a front runner Bernie Sanders to now we're learning more about why Magic Johnson abruptly left the coaching staff of the Lakers his owner and GM had exchanged emails about Johnson's performance. It was poor and Johnson was blind copied. All of them announcement stunned the team made ninety minutes before the last game of the season. So today, I'm going to step down as president. I think that I have more fun when I was able to be the big brother. A Basler everybody. The Lakers issued their own statement during the game's halftime WalMart starting to use artificial intelligence to keep an eye on its stock. The company says it's testing the concept in the neighborhood stores are hoping to cut costs the company the cameras that you will see we'll tell the company with doc is running low and at which stores in the Florida Puerto Rican parade takes place in downtown Orlando Saturday power ninety three's T Martin will be alongside hosted George Estevez from W F TV channel nine here's ST right here. So the mayor buddy Dyer will be there. Also, this year's parade is dedicated to Orlando police chief Orlando for long he's the city's first Hispanic police chief he is also from Puerto Rico are esteemed host, Joe Kelley, actually gonna be in the prayed you can watch it live. It's going to be streamed on channel nine starting at noon. That is true. We have this story earlier this morning that Facebook is bracing for a penalty right member that billion five billion dollars there. So they're expecting a fine of five billion dollars. Do you guys ever see the movie the social network? There's a there's a scene in the movie, which is based upon one of the Facebook, founders wrote this based one book in which they detail part of this coming through a lawsuit and a Sean Parker the guy who started at that streaming business. What was the streaming apps stir Napster, right? So Sean Parker played by Justin Timberlake is having a discussion with Mark Zuckerberg and the other guy and they're talking about the value of Facebook. And what Facebook is worse, and they keep talking about how it would be really cool to have a million dollar company a million dollar company. Here's no time to ships down cool, cool. Billion dollars. Should everybody a billion dollars? So they sat there in the early days envisioning that Facebook would become a billion dollar competent. Now, they're facing a five billion dollar fine. I would have loved to been at that table at that time and say just say, you know. Yeah. You'll make a billion dollars. But you're also going to be facing Bellion 's in fines because of your inappropriate behavior with the Facebook. Eight fifty one on lands morning.

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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:04 min | 2 years ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Building high pressure along the west coast is bringing us gradual warming trend that'll be the case through Saturday along with mainly clear skies. The dry weather pattern is expected to last through the end of the month with a continuation of seasonably mild days and cool nights under sunny skies today, we'll have high temperatures ranging from the upper fifty s to the mid sixty s Windsor expected to be north westerly between five and ten miles per hour. From NPR and WBZ. You are I'm Jeremy Hobson. I'm Robin young. It's here now on day thirty three of the partial government shutdown. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has resurfaced and scheduled votes on two bills tomorrow that could reopen the government McConnell and other Republicans are backing one that includes the money the president has demanded for his border wall. Something the president has made a condition of reopening government, Senate Democrats back a Bill that funds the government through February eighth while negotiations continue Democrats have made opening the government a condition for negotiating NPR congressional. Correspondent Scott detro- is here. Hi, scott. Hey there, and I take up the return of Mitch McConnell off the radar for five weeks. What's the talk there about his absence? Well, you know, I think he and a lot of Senate Republicans felt pretty burned in December. They held a vote a unanimously approved Bill to fund the government without a border wall. Their understanding was that President Trump would sign it. He didn't sign. Sign it. He reversed course, the house changed the Bill to include a border wall. And here we are more than a month later. So at the time Mitch McConnell said, well, I'm just not going to hold a vote on anything until Democrats and President Trump agree on it. Of course, this is this is not that this is a Bill that the president would support the Democrats still disagree with it still the Senate is holding these two votes, and that some sort of progress, except of course, neither of them are likely to pass or end this shutdown. Exactly. Our by the way, given that that that's the thinking are this is doing anything to try to sweeten the pot. Not at the moment on the Senate side. At least we haven't seen any any sort of movement are real conversations. We're seeing a little bit of movement on the house side today from House Democrats, it looks like we're expecting some sort of letter or some sort of counter offer to come from democratic leaders to the president at some point later today. The general idea of what we're hearing is again, it's not too much different than what you were talking about before. Democrats are saying reopened the government first. And then we are willing to spend billions five billion dollars more on border security. It's just that house. Democrats don't want to spend it on a wall. They're in favor of spending on things like increasing security at ports of entry where they argue that the drugs are coming through the president is so focused on the Democrats would say it's a disagreement over what kind of border security while the president is saying his his people are saying that the Democrats don't want any security at all. Here's a four White House legislative director Mark short who was on NPR's morning edition. I think that the president is committed to getting porter security, and he feels that he's frustrated Congress's impasse. And this is the only way forward this being this demand for the wall. Look this comes as former west wing communication aid cliff SIMS who was very close with President Trump has a book coming out it's titled team of vipers. He describes a White House out of control, according to the Washington Post, which got a copy of the book, and he's Trump ally. And he is an ally of the president and right now, the White House is reportedly focusing on nothing else, but this border wall where where does that go unclear but I think I think there is a key factor in all of this. And that is Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill all feel repeatedly burned by the White House negotiations. You know, vice president Pence comes and float something to Democrats only. Did you see President Trump undercut that the next day things like that happen over and over again? And both parties feel like it's hard to negotiate with President Trump right now because they're not sure what is said one minute. Whether that applies ten minutes later, look, Ben mcadams who is one of the he is the only democratic lawmaker maker in the Utah delegation of the to the house of representatives. He was saying look we have to continue to stay at the table. But he's in a red state are our other Democrats feeling pressure from their constituents. Well, I think two parts there certainly a lot of Democrats are very mindful of how much so many of their constituents are suffering people directly who haven't been paid for more than a month now and people who rely on these services, they're very aware that this is getting worse and worse every day at the same time. They are aware that repeated Paul's including several ones that came out this morning show that the public is blaming President Trump show that the idea of a border wall is still not popular with the public and they feel like their stance of reopened the government. I is the right stance to be on right now. So there's no. Pressure to to change suddenly vote for a wall. NPR congressional correspondent, Scott detro-, Scott. Thank you. Sure. Thank talk soon. We'll at the core of this government shutdown is immigration, but many cities and counties have taken matters of immigration into their own hands. Several hundred of them deciding to limit local police from enforcing federal immigration policies. Miami Dade County in Florida used to be one of those communities, but then reversed course, and now the county is facing two federal lawsuits related to its cooperation with the federal government's immigration enforcement agency. Danny Rivera from member station. W L R N in Miami reports five years ago, the Miami Dade County commission voted unanimously to no longer cooperate with the Obama administration's request the whole undocumented immigrants and local jails, and that's after they had already served time for a local crime or paid bond to get released Commissioner Sally Heyman lead that vote. And this is her celebratory press conference, Miami Dade County up until recently. Held in custody inmates. Having an immigration detainers placed on them by ice, ice, immigration and customs enforcement, and sometimes that would be the sole reason for keeping men and women locked up at that time the county was in the budget crisis and Commissioner Heyman. Zeroed in on this issue when the county held undocumented immigrants for the feds and local jails it was not getting reimbursed and this was costing local taxpayers millions of dollars. Not only is it about saving money. It's about saving people and the cost and the consequence to art community of immigrants, and who they impact with substantial advocates, including Jonathan freed of the immigrant rights group. We count we're thrilled that the county would stop cooperating with ice. What it means is that hundreds and thousands of families won't be separated. But in two thousand seventeen Commissioner Haymond voted to. Reverse her own policy the driver behind this shift. Donald Trump ran for president block funding.

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"Exactly. At in our by the way, given that that that's the thinking are decides doing anything to try to sweeten the pot. Not at the moment on the Senate side. At least we haven't seen any any sort of movement or real conversations. We're seeing a little bit of movement on the house side today. From House Democrats. It looks like we're expecting some sort of letter or some sort of counter offer to come from democratic leaders to the president at some point later today. The general idea of what we're hearing is again, it's not too much different than what you were talking about before. Democrats are saying reopened the government first. And then we are willing to spend billions five billion dollars more on border security. It's just that house. Democrats don't wanna spend it on a wall. They're in favor of spending on things like increasing security at ports of entry where they argue. The the drugs are coming through the president is so focused on the democrat saints disagreement of kind of security while the president is saying, and and his his people are saying that the Democrats don't want any security at all. Here's a former White House legislative director Mark short who was on NPR's morning edition. I think that the president is committed to getting up were security, and he feels that he's frustrated with Congress's impasse. And this is the only way forward this being this demand. For the wall. Look this comes as former west wing communication aid cliff SIMS who's very close with President Trump has book coming out it's titled team of vipers. He describes a White House out of control, according to the Washington Post, which got a copy of the book, and he's a Trump Allah. And he is an ally of the president's and right now, the White House is reportedly focusing on nothing else, but this border wall. We're where does that go unclear but I think I think there is a key factor in all this, and that is Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill all feel repeatedly burned by the White House negotiations. Vice president Pence comes and float something to Democrats only to see President Trump undercut that the next day things like that happen over and over again and both parties feel like it's hard to negotiate with President Trump right now because they're not sure what is said one minute. Whether that applies ten minutes later, look, Ben mcadams who is one of. The he is the only democratic lawmaker maker in the Utah delegation of the to the house of representatives. He was saying look we have to continue to stay at the table. But he's in a red state are our other Democrats feeling pressure from their constituents. Well, I think two parts there certainly a lot of Democrats are very mindful of how much so many of their constituents are suffering people directly who haven't been paid for more than a month now and people who rely on these services, they're very aware that this is getting worse and worse every day at the same time. They are aware that repeated Paul's including several ones that came out this morning show that the public is blaming President Trump show that the idea of border wall is still not popular with the public and they feel like their stance of reopen. The government I is the right stance to be on right now. So there's no pressure to to change and suddenly vote for wall. NPR congressional correspondent, Scott detro-, Scott. Thank you. Sure. Thank talk soon. We'll at the core of this government shutdown is immigration, but many city..

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"Exactly. At in our by the way, given that that that's the thinking are decides doing anything to try to sweeten the pot. Not at the moment on the Senate side. At least we haven't seen any any sort of movement or real conversations. We're seeing a little bit of movement on the house side today. From House Democrats. It looks like we're expecting some sort of letter or some sort of counter offer to come from democratic leaders to the president at some point later today. The general idea of what we're hearing is again, it's not too much different than what you were talking about before. Democrats are saying reopened the government first. And then we are willing to spend billions five billion dollars more on border security. It's just that house. Democrats don't wanna spend it on a wall. They're in favor of spending on things like increasing security at ports of entry where they argue. The the drugs are coming through the president is so focused on the democrat saints disagreement of kind of security while the president is saying, and and his his people are saying that the Democrats don't want any security at all. Here's a former White House legislative director Mark short who was on NPR's morning edition. I think that the president is committed to getting up were security, and he feels that he's frustrated with Congress's impasse. And this is the only way forward this being this demand. For the wall. Look this comes as former west wing communication aid cliff SIMS who's very close with President Trump has book coming out it's titled team of vipers. He describes a White House out of control, according to the Washington Post, which got a copy of the book, and he's a Trump Allah. And he is an ally of the president's and right now, the White House is reportedly focusing on nothing else, but this border wall. We're where does that go unclear but I think I think there is a key factor in all this, and that is Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill all feel repeatedly burned by the White House negotiations. Vice president Pence comes and float something to Democrats only to see President Trump undercut that the next day things like that happen over and over again and both parties feel like it's hard to negotiate with President Trump right now because they're not sure what is said one minute. Whether that applies ten minutes later, look, Ben mcadams who is one of. The he is the only democratic lawmaker maker in the Utah delegation of the to the house of representatives. He was saying look we have to continue to stay at the table. But he's in a red state are our other Democrats feeling pressure from their constituents. Well, I think two parts there certainly a lot of Democrats are very mindful of how much so many of their constituents are suffering people directly who haven't been paid for more than a month now and people who rely on these services, they're very aware that this is getting worse and worse every day at the same time. They are aware that repeated Paul's including several ones that came out this morning show that the public is blaming President Trump show that the idea of border wall is still not popular with the public and they feel like their stance of reopen. The government I is the right stance to be on right now. So there's no pressure to to change and suddenly vote for wall. NPR congressional correspondent, Scott detro-, Scott. Thank you. Sure. Thank talk soon. We'll at the core of this government shutdown is immigration, but many city..

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"Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has resurfaced and scheduled votes on two bills tomorrow that could reopen the government McConnell and other Republicans are backing one that includes the money the president has demanded for his border wall. Something the president has made a condition of reopening government, Senate Democrats back a Bill that funds the government through February eighth while negotiations continue Democrats have made opening the government a condition for negotiating NPR congressional. Correspondent Scott detro- is here. Hi, scott. Hey there, and I take up the return of Mitch McConnell off the radar for five. Weeks. What's the talk there about his absence? Well, you know, I think he and a lot of Senate Republicans felt pretty burned in December. They held a vote a unanimously approved Bill to fund the government without a border wall. Their understanding was that President Trump would sign it. He didn't sign it. He reversed course, the house changed the Bill to include a border wall. And here we are more than a month later. So at the time Mitch McConnell said, well, I'm just not going to hold a vote on anything until Democrats and President Trump agree on it. Of course, this is this is not that this is a Bill that the president would support. But Democrats still disagree with it still the Senate is holding these two votes, and that some sort of progress, except of course, neither of them are likely to pass or end this shutdown at in our by the way, given that that that's the thinking are decides doing anything to try to sweeten the pot. Not at the moment on the Senate side. At least we haven't seen any any sort of movement or real conversations. We're seeing a little bit of movement on the house. Side today from House Democrats, it looks like we're expecting some sort of letter or some sort of counter offer to come from democratic leaders to the president at some point later today. The general idea of what we're hearing is again, it's not too much different than what you were talking about before. Democrats are saying reopened the government first. And then we are willing to spend billions five billion dollars more on border security. It's just that house. Democrats don't want to spend it on a wall. They're in favor of spending and on things like increasing security at ports of entry where they argue. The the drugs are coming through the president is so focused on the Democrats say it's disagreement of kind of border security while the president is saying, and and his his people are saying that the Democrats don't want any security at all. Here's a former White House legislative director Mark short who was on NPR's morning edition. I think that the president is committed to getting up poor security, and he feels that he's frustrated with Congress's impasse. And this is the the only way forward this being. This demand for the wall. Look this comes as former west wing communication aid cliff SIMS who's very close with President Trump has book coming out it's titled team of vipers. He describes a White House out of control, according to the Washington Post, which got a copy of the book, and he's a Trump Allah. And he is an ally of the president's and right now, the White House is reportedly focusing on nothing else, but this border wall. We're where does that go unclear but I think I think there is a key factor in all this. And that is Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill all feel repeatedly burned by the White House and negotiations. You know, vice president Pence comes and float something to Democrats only to see President Trump undercut that the next day things like that happen over and over again and both parties feel like it's hard to negotiate with President Trump right now because they're not sure what is said one minute. Whether that applies ten minutes later, look, Ben mcadams. Who is one of the he is the only democratic lawmaker maker in the Utah delegation of the to the house of representatives. He was saying look we have to continue to stay at the table. But he's in a red state are our other Democrats feeling pressure from their constituents. Well, I think two parts there certainly a lot of Democrats are very mindful of how much so many of their constituents are suffering people directly who haven't been paid for more than a month.

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"It on WNYC, the daily live show at the intersection of culture and culture on the next all of it a new documentary about mammoth hunters that is severe Ian and North Korean clone. Researchers who are on the hunt for the DNA of long extinct deploy mammoth in an effort to resurrect them. Plus the investigative reporters behind true crime podcast called murder. Don't miss all of it. Weekdays at noon on WNYC. This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Noel king. Good morning. The political landscape of Washington DC will look a little different starting today. A new congress will be sworn in Democrats will control the house one of the first things. They are expected to do is vote on a measure to end the partial government shutdown, but it may not go very far because President Trump is sticking by his demand for more than four billion five billion dollars of wall funding and democratic leaders have offered one point three billion for border security. That's it. So this morning. We're going to talk about what the president is asking for what he has promised and about how philosophical differences between the parties are keeping the shutdown going. I'm here with NPR. Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell in DC and NPR national correspondent John Burnett. Who's down in Austin, Texas? Good morning guys. Hi there the morning, so Kelsey let me start with you. The wall has been the issue for President Trump since day one of his presidential campaign here. He is. The day. He announced his candidacy, I would build a great wall. And nobody builds walls better than me believe me, and I'll build them, very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border. It seems worth trying to remember. What was the president originally calling for? Well, that seems that was it right there that was one of his very first campaign promises was that they would build a wall, and it became a chant, and it was this idea of a physical barrier ride. The had something to physically show that the United States was getting tough on border security. It's also kind of one of those things that he reliably returns to when he's under political pressure since he's taken office. It has kind of come up over and over again when he's facing pressure on major fronts, and that's certainly the case now when he's facing Democrats taking the house and the looming Muller investigation and all of this turmoil in his cabinet. This is a theme that we have heard all of the time. So I back then we're talking about an actual physical wall. But over time there have been. Some questions about is is this what we mean still a concrete wall. Right. So the wall is a political promise and a lot of ways, and what Trump's stuck to until just a few weeks ago was that political promise. But when he started to mention metal slats people started looking into an end as far back as two thousand seventeen the department of homeland security was asking for requests for proposals on two different options. One made of concrete and one that you could see through either way, it would be a physical barrier between eighteen and thirty feet tall. And it would be set up to prevent people from going over. And it also has to look pretty good from the US side of the border. They want it to be to be aesthetically pleasing pleasing. Okay. One of the other big promises was that Mexico would be footing the Bill. Yeah. That's another campaign promise, but one that started to kind of fade. But you know, it was really one of those major applause lines at rallies and at a press conference shortly before he was sworn into office. This is what he said about it. Waiting year a year and a half? Start Mexico form, and there are many different forms will reimburse us, and they will reimburse us. Well, Mexico wants nothing to do with that with building a wall of said that they aren't going to pay for a wall. And honestly, Trump has backed away from talking about Mexico paying for it. And that's how we got to where we are. Now, where congress is debating how they might pay for it and kills you just briefly what exactly is the democratic position on border security because the president regularly says they oppose adding security measures. They want open borders, which is false. What do Democrats want? They want border security in the form of sensors drones and technology and training border agents. And that's something they want to keep working out. And that's why they have proposed a piece of legislation to reopen. The government immediately for six of the seven portions of government that are close right now and keep negotiating on the department of homeland security which oversees border security for about a month. All right. Let's turn to NPR's. John Burnett in Texas, John the president wants a wall. What's there now? Well Noel when the president talks about the urgency of a wall. Remember that a third of the borders already covered by some sort of a barrier. You've got seven hundred miles down here covered with barrier. Their vehicle barriers in remote areas of the west desert and pedestrian fences, much of it these twelve to eighteen foot tall iron Bollard fences. You can see through them. They're very hard to get over. But this is the preferred construction style now not concrete walls and remember most of the big border cities are already walled off from Mexico like San Diego, and El Paso and Brownsville these used to be the most popular crossing-points because undocumented immigrants could blend in with the urban population. But you can't just talk about physical barriers customs and border protection has all this other technology. They've got video cameras mounted on poles, and they monitor them remotely sensors buried in the ground and embedded in the walls, spy blimps, attended it on the border of looking into Mexico. And then of course, some sixteen thousand agents stationed along the border watching and tracking. What is the most effective thing at deterring migration? Remember illegal immigration is. Down eighty percent from its peak in two thousand and there are fewer and fewer incidents of all chasing, single males through the brush, what we're seeing is an uptick of families and children arriving some in really large groups at the border from Central America asking for asylum in the thing is that most people who cross illegally are apprehended not try to devote her patrol. They're looking for the green suited agents to surrender to. So they can ask for protection in grand valley down on the tip of Texas. The wall is is not even right on the river. It can be a half mile to a mile inland. So they're already in the United States before they even see the wall. John. The president has also said that construction on a wall has started. And that there are construction crews working on parts of the border is that accurate and does he deserve credit for it. If it is partially accurate in new element under last year's appropriation. There is quite a bit of construction going on. But most of it is replacement for instance in San Diego, they replacing those old Vietnam era landing mats with the steel bollards in El Paso. I was there before Christmas you can see Cruz replacing miles and miles of chain link fencing again with these Bollard walls, and then they're building about thirty miles of new border walls down in the valley much of it on top of an existing levee. And as you've reported before, of course, one of the big problems of the ball is the landscape down there, which is very varied NPR's Kelsey Snell and John Burnett in Texas. Thanks, you guys take you. You bet. Before she became the director of the CIA Gina hospital spent much of her career overseas and undercover and two aunts more CIA officers doing the same in her one speech as head of the spy agency. She said a top priority is to steadily increase the number of officers stationed overseas. That's where our mission as a foreign intelligence agency lies and having a larger foreign footprint allows for a more robust posture. But in an age of universal surveillance. This is big challenge. Here's NPR's NPR's national security correspondent Greg Murray. Win a CIA officer goes abroad, it's important to well, not look to American. So we would be American is you that's what John Mendez did when she was chief of disguise at the CIA a job that went far beyond wigs and makeup. If for example, an American wants to appear European here are a few key tips. They wear their wedding rings on different. Fingers and in a restaurant they eat differently than we do. They they don't shuttle that fork back and forth. Eight orcas in the right hand knife. It's in the left fork never leaves the right hand. And on the street. They think that we are slouch e a little sloppy. And they think that they could almost see that in our demeanor on the street because they stand up straight. They don't lean on things. And of course, you need documents that hide your true identity. Retired CIA officer John cypher says it wasn't all that complicated. When he started out in the nineteen eighties. I could use we called pocket litter of driver's licenses in these kind of things that would be enough if I was ever questioned the hotel or even crossing borders, it's not that way anymore. There's no doubt it's much harder to build and protect cover nowadays than it was twenty thirty forty years ago. That's for sure many airports now scan faces and fingerprints that are matched against a vast database. Cypher says it could be tough today to enter the same country. Twice with different sets of documents. You know, with the flirtation of social media and a lot of these open source means of of looking into people's backgrounds. If you don't have a consistent background and a cover that makes sense. It's going to be much more difficult to hide your true affiliation. Most everyone leaves digital footprints from a young age that can easily be checked years later school records work history phone numbers addresses. It's a dilemma for spies who need online personas real or fictional that look plausible without giving away. Too much. Here's the CIA chief of recruiting Sharon. We're only allowed to use her first name people here do use social media and yes specific guidelines are provided which he won't talk about. And if nothing turns up in an online search, well that would certainly be suspicious. Here's Mary a CIA undercover officer who spent most of her career abroad, I think everybody has some sort of online presence. If you were to Google. Officer. I'm sure something would come up whether it was college degree or whatever. I don't know. So I don't think nothing would come up some in the world of intelligence say it may now make more sense for spies to use their real names in the real personal data rather than create a fictional past. Consider the two Russians accused of poisoning former Russian intelligence officer Sergei scrape hall in Britain this past spring Britain released security camera footage, documenting their visit to the country under assumed names notes. Jon cypher, the British were able to put together an incredible mosaic armed with the photos, a private research group. Belling cat, then used open source internet data to tease out the real identities of the men tracing them back to their hometowns in Russia. They were able to put together essentially, everything that they did to prove that it was a Russian intelligence operation. Intelligence work is often a combination of electronic surveillance and clandestine. Person to person contact as technology races ahead electronic or signals intelligence keeps getting better old fashioned spying between the CIA officer in a foreign source gets harder. But Jonah Mendez says you'll always need the human touch. It's a job of human beings. You have to find the people who have the access, and then you have to do what I think is one of the toughest jobs in the world. You have to convince them to give you that information. These are the people the CIA hopes to find Gregory NPR news,.

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"Predicting an excess essential crisis comparable to the civil war for the great depression. It is a beautiful country is an extraordinary country who might it have to burn again in order for us to find our way forward. That's Ben fountain on to the point where ever you get your podcast. Thomas three seven. This is KCRW. This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Noel king. Good morning. The political landscape of Washington DC will look a little different starting today. A new congress will be sworn in Democrats will control the house one of the first things. They're expected to do is vote on a measure to end the partial government shutdown, but it may not go very far because President Trump is sticking by his demand for more than four billion five billion dollars of wall funding and democratic leaders have offered one point three billion for border security. That's it. So this morning. We're going to talk about what the president is asking for what he has promised and about how philosophical differences between the parties are keeping this shutdown going. I'm here with NPR. Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell in DC and NPR national correspondent John Burnett. Who's down in Austin, Texas? Good morning guys. Hi there the morning, so Kelsey let me start with you. The wall has been the issue for President Trump. Since day one of his presidential campaign. Here's the day and he announced his candidacy, I would build a great wall. And nobody builds walls better than me believe me, and I'll build them, very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border. It seems worth trying to remember. What was the president originally calling for? Well, that seems that was it right there that was one of his very first campaign promises was that they would build a wall and became a chant, and it was up this idea of a physical barrier ride. The something to physically show that the United States was getting tough on border security. It's also kind of one of those things that he reliably returns to when he's under political pressure since he's taken office. It has kind of come up over and over again when he's facing pressure on major fronts, and that's certainly the case now when he's facing Democrats taking the house and the looming Muller investigation and all of this turmoil in his cabinet. This is a team that we have heard all of the time. So I back then we're talking about. An actual physical wall. But over time there have been some questions about is is this what we mean still a concrete wall. Right. So the wall is a political promise and a lot of ways, and what Trump's stuck to until just a few weeks ago was that political promise. But when he started to mention metal slats people started looking into an end as far back as two thousand seventeen the department of homeland security was asking requests for proposals on two different options. One made of concrete and one that you could see through either way, it would be a physical barrier between eighteen and thirty feet tall. And it would be set up to prevent people from going over. And it also has to look pretty good from the US side of the border. They want it to be phys dot to be aesthetically pleasing pleasing. Okay. One of the other big promises was that Mexico would be footing the Bill. Yeah. That's another campaign promise, but one that started to kind of fade. But you know, it was really one of those major applause lines at rallies and at a press conference shortly before he was sworn into office. This is what he said about it. Waiting a year year and a half. Mexico. And there are many different forms will reimburse us, and they will reimburse us. Well, Mexico wants nothing to do with that with building a wall. They have said that they aren't going to pay for a wall. And honestly, Trump has backed away from talking about Mexico paying for it. And that's how we got to where we are. Now, where congress is debating how they might pay for it and Kelsey just briefly what exactly is the democratic position on border security because the president regularly says they oppose adding security measures. They want open borders, which is false. What do Democrats want? They want border security in the form of sensors drones technology and training border agents. And that's something they want to keep working out. And that's why they have proposal of piece of legislation to reopen. The government immediately for six of the seven portions of government that are close right now and keep negotiating on the department of homeland security which oversees border security for about a month. All right. Let's turn to NPR's. John Burnett in Texas, John the president wants a wall. What's there? Now. Well, no when the president talks about the urgency of a wall remember that a third of the border is already covered by some sort of a barrier. You've got seven hundred miles down here covered with barrier. Their vehicle barriers in remote areas of the west desert and pedestrian fences, much of it these twelve to eighteen foot tall iron Bollard fences. You can see through them. They're very hard to get over. But this is the preferred construction style now not concrete walls and remember most of the big border cities are already walled off from Mexico like San Diego and El Paso Brownsville. These used to be the most popular crossing-points because undocumented immigrants could blend in with the urban population. But you can't just talk about physical barriers customs and border protection has all this other technology. They've got video cameras men on poles and they monitor and remotely sensors buried in the ground and embedded in the walls. A spy blimps attended it on the border looking into Mexico. And then of course, some sixteen thousand agents sation too long. The border watching and tracking. What is the most effective thing? At deterring migration. Will remember illegal immigration is down eighty percent from its peak in two thousand and there are fewer and fewer incidents of old chasing single males through the brush what we're seeing is an uptick of families and children riding some really large groups at the border from Central America asking for asylum in the thing is that most people who cross illegally are apprehended not try to evade the border patrol. They're looking for the green suited agents to surrender to. So they can ask for protection in the valley down on the tip of Texas. The wall is is not even right on the river. It can be a half mile to a mile inland. So they're already in the United States before they even see the wall, John the president has also said that construction on a wall has started. And that there are construction crews working on rights of the border is that accurate and does he deserve credit for it? If it is partially accurate, a new element under last year's appropriation. There is quite a bit of construction going on. But most of it is replacement for instance in San Diego, the replacing those old Vietnam era landing mats with the steel bollards in El Paso. I was there before Christmas you can see Cruz replacing a miles and miles of chain link fencing again with these Bollard walls, and then they're building about thirty miles of new border walls down in the valley much of it on top of existing levee. And as you've reported before, of course, one of the big problems of the ball is the landscape down there, which is very varied NPR's Kelsey Snell and John Burnett in Texas. Thanks, you guys. Thank you. You bet. Before she became the director of the Gina hospital spent much of her career overseas, and undercover and two aunts more CIA officers doing the same in her one speech as head of the spy agency. She said a top priority is to steadily increase the number of officers stationed overseas. That's where our mission as a foreign intelligence agency lies and having a larger foreign footprint allows for a more robust posture. But in an age of universal surveillance. This is big challenge. Here's NPR's NPR's national security correspondent Greg Murray. When a CIA officer goes abroad, it's important to well, not look to American. So we would de Americanize you. That's what Jonah Mendez did when she was chief of disguise at the CIA a job that went far beyond wigs and makeup. If for example, an American wants to appear European here are a few key tips. They wear their wedding rings on different fingers. And in a restaurant they eat differently than we do. They they don't shuttle that fork back and forth, eight orcas in the right hand. And I I in the left fork never leaves the right hand into on the street. They think that we are slouch e a little sloppy. And they think that they could almost see that in our demeanor on the street because they stand up straight. They don't lean on things. And of course, you need documents at hide your true identity. Retired CIA officer Jon cypher says it wasn't all that complicated. When he started out in the nineteen eighties. I could use we called the pocket litter of driver's licenses in these kinds of things that would be enough if I was ever questioned at a hotel or even crossing borders. It's not that way anymore. There's no doubt it's much harder to build and protect cover nowadays than it was twenty thirty forty years ago. That's for sure many airports now scan faces and fingerprints that are matched against a vast database. Cypher says it could be tough today to enter the same country twice. With different sets of documents with plantation of social media. And a lot of these open source means of of looking into people's backgrounds. If you don't have a consistent background and a cover that makes sense. It's going to be much more difficult to to hide your true affiliation. Most everyone leaves digital footprints from a young age that can easily be checked years later school records work history phone numbers addresses. It's a dilemma for spies who need online personas real or fictional that la- plausible without giving away. Too much. Here's the as chief of recruiting Sharon. We're only allowed to use her first name people here do use social media and yes specific guidelines are provided which he won't talk about. And if nothing turns up in an online search, well that would certainly be suspicious. Here's Mary a CIA undercover officer who spent most of her career abroad, I think everybody has some sort of online presence. If you were to Google an officer. I'm sure something would come up whether it was college degree or whatever. I don't. I don't know. So I don't think nothing would come up some in the world of intelligence say it may now make more sense for spies to use their real names and the real personal data rather than create a fictional past. Consider the two Russians accused of poisoning a former Russian intelligence officer. Sergei scree Paul in Britain this past spring Britain released security camera footage, documenting their visit to the country under assumed names notes. Jon cypher, the British were able to put together an incredible mosaic armed with the photos, a private research group. Belling cat, then used open source internet data to tease out the real identities of the men tracing them back to their hometowns in Russia. They're able to put together essentially everything that they did to prove that it was a Russian intelligence operation intelligence. Work is often a combination of electronic surveillance and clandestine person to person contacts as technology races ahead electronic or signals intelligence keeps getting better old fashioned spying between a CIA officer and a foreign source gets harder. But Jonah Mendez says you'll always need the human touch. It's a job of human beings. You have to find the people who have the access. And then you have to do what I think is one of the toughest jobs in the world. You have to convince them to give you that information. These are the people the CIA hopes to.

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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

11:35 min | 2 years ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on KQED Radio

"After becoming a mom then striving to be a perfect one. Lisa Abramson, seriously, considered jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. I really was just like no like I've heard of postpartum depression. I've never heard that. Like, there's post-partum crazy of I'm Brian watt. Her battle with postpartum psychosis. Doctors still don't know about it coming up on morning edition. This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Noel king. Good morning. The political landscape of Washington DC will look a little different starting today. A new congress will be sworn in Democrats will control the house one of the first things. They're expected to do is vote on a measure to end the partial government shutdown, but it may not go very far because President Trump is sticking by his demand for more than four billion five billion dollars of wall funding and democratic leaders have offered one point three billion for border security. That's it. So this morning. We're going to talk about what the president is asking for what he has promised and about how philosophical differences between the parties are keeping this shutdown going. I'm here with NPR. Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell in DC and NPR national correspondent John Burnett. Who's down in Austin, Texas? Good morning guys. Hi there. Good morning. So Kelsey, let me start with you. The wall has been the issue for President Trump since day one of his presidential campaign here. He is the he. He announced his candidacy, I would build a great wall. And nobody builds walls better than me believe me, and I'll build a very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border. It seems worth trying to remember. What was the president originally calling for? Well, that seems that was it right there that was one of his very first campaign promises was that they would build a wall, and it became a chant, and it was up this idea of a physical barrier ride. The something to physically show that the United States was getting tough on border security. It's also kind of one of those things that he reliably returns to when he's under political pressure since he's taken office. It has kind of come up over and over again when he's facing pressure on major fronts, and that's certainly the case now when he's facing Democrats taking the house and the looming Muller investigation and all of this turmoil in his cabinet. This is a theme that we've heard all of the time. So I back then we're talking about an actual physical wall. But over time there have been some questions about. Is is this what we mean still a concrete wall? Right. So the wall is a political promise and a lot of ways, and what Trump's stuck to until just a few weeks ago was that political promise. But when he started to mention metal slats people started looking into an end as far back as twenty seventeen the department of homeland security was asking for requests for proposals on two different options. One made of concrete and one that you could see through either way, it would be a physical barrier between eighteen and thirty feet tall. And it would be set up to prevent people from going over. And it also has to look pretty good from the US side of the border. They want it to be physically be aesthetically pleasing medically pleasing. Okay. One of the other big promises. Was that Mexico would be footing the Bill? Yeah. That's another campaign promise, but one that started to kind of fade. But you know, it was really one of those major applause lines at rallies and at a press conference shortly before he was sworn into office. This is what he said about it. Waiting a year year and a half. Mexico. And there may different forms will reimburse and they will reimburse us. Well, Mexico wants nothing to do with that with building a wall day of said that they aren't going to pay for a while. And honestly, Trump has backed away from talking about Mexico paying for it. And that's how we got to where we are. Now, where congress is debating how they might pay for it and kills you just briefly what exactly is the democratic position on border security because the president regularly says they oppose adding security measures. They want open borders, which is false. What do Democrats want? They want border security in the form of sensors drones and technology and training border agents. And that's something they want to keep working out. And that's why they have proposed a piece of legislation to reopen. The government immediately for six of the seven portions of government that are close right now and keep negotiating on the department of homeland security which oversees border security for about a month. All right. Let's turn to NPR's. John Burnett in Texas, John the president wants a wall. What's there now? Well Noel when the president talks about the urgency of a wall. Remember that a third of the border is already covered by some sort of a barrier. You've got seven hundred miles down here covered with barrier. Their vehicle barriers in remote areas of the west desert pedestrian fences, much of it, these twelve to eighteen foot tall iron Bollard fences. You can see through them. They're very hard to get over. But this is the preferred construction style now not concrete walls and remember most of the big border cities are already walled off from Mexico like San Diego and L Paso and Brownsville these used to be the most popular crossing-points because undocumented immigrants could blend in with the urban population. But you can't just talk about physical barriers customs and border protection has all this other technology. They've got video cameras mounted on poles, and they monitor them remotely sensors buried in the ground and embedded in the walls. A spy blimps attended on the border looking into Mexico. And then of course, some sixteen thousand agents stationed along the border watching and tracking what is the most effective thing at deterring migration. We'll remember illegal immigration is. Down eighty percent from its peak in two thousand and there are fewer and fewer incidents of old chasing single males through the brush what we're seeing is an uptick of families and children riding some really large groups at the border from Central America asking for asylum in the thing is that most people who cross illegally are apprehended not trying to avoid the border patrol. They're looking for the green suited agents to surrender to. So they can ask for protection in the valley down on the tip of Texas. The wall is is not even right on the river. It can be a half mile to a mile inland. So they're already in the United States before they even see the wall. John. The president has also said that construction on a wall has started. And that there are construction crews working on rights of the border is that accurate and does he deserve credit for it? If it's partially accurate new element under last year's appropriation. There is quite a bit of construction going on. But most of it is replacement for instance in San Diego, they replacing those old Vietnam era landing mats with the steel bollards in El Paso. I was there before Christmas you could see Cruz replacing a miles and miles of chain link fencing again with these Bollard walls, and then they're building about thirty miles of new border walls down in the valley much of it on top of an existing levee. And as you've reported before, of course, one of the big problems of the ball is the landscape down there, which is very varied NPR's Kelsey Snell and John Vernet in Texas. Thanks, guys. Thank you. You bet. Before she became the director of the CIA Gina hospital spent much of her career overseas and undercover and she wants more CIA officers doing the same in her one speech as head of the spy agency. She said a top priority is to steadily increase the number of officers stationed overseas. That's where our mission as a foreign intelligence agency lies and having a larger foreign footprint allows for a more robust posture. But in an age of universal surveillance. This is big challenge. Here's NPR's NPR's national security correspondent Greg Murray. Win a CIA officer goes abroad, it's important to well, not look to American. So we would Americanize you. That's what John Mendez did when she was chief of disguise at the CIA a job that went far beyond wigs and makeup. If for example, an American wants to appear European here are a few key tips. They wear their wedding rings on different. Fingers and in a restaurant they eat differently than we do. They they don't shuttle that fork back and forth. Eight orcas in the right hand knife. I in the left fork never leaves the right hand and on the street. They think that we are slouch e little sloppy. And they think that they could almost see that in our demeanor on the street because they stand up straight. They don't lean on things. And of course, you need documents at hide your true identity. Retired CIA officer Jon cypher says it wasn't all that complicated. When he started out in the nineteen eighty s I could use we call the pocket litter of driver's licenses in these kind of things that would be enough if I was ever questioned a hotel or even crossing borders. It's not that way any more. There's no doubt it's much harder to build and protect cover nowadays than it was twenty thirty forty years ago. That's for sure many airports now scan faces and fingerprints that are matched against a vast database. Cypher says it could be tough today to enter the same country. Twice with different sets of documents, you know, with periphery of social media and a lot of these open source means of looking into people's backgrounds. If you don't have a consistent background and a cover that makes sense. It's going to be much more difficult to to hide your true affiliation. Most everyone leaves digital footprints from a young age that can easily be checked years later school records work history phone numbers addresses. It's a dilemma for spies who need online personas real or fictional that la- plausible without giving away. Too much. Here's the as chief of recruiting Sharon. We're only allowed to use her first name people here do use social media and yes specific guidelines are provided which he won't talk about. And if nothing turns up in an online search, well that would certainly be suspicious. Here's Mary a CIA undercover officer who spent most of her career abroad, I think everybody has some sort of online presence. If you were to Google and officer, I'm sure something would come up, whether it was college degree, or whatever, I don't know. So I don't think nothing would come up some in the world of intelligence say it may now make more sense for spies to use their real names and the real personal data rather than create a fictional past. Consider the two Russians accused of poisoning a former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Scripps hall in Britain this past spring Britain released security camera footage, documenting their visit to the country under assumed names notes. Jon cypher, the British were able to put together an incredible mosaic armed with the photos, a private research group. Belling cat, then used open source internet data to tease out the real identities of the men tracing them back to their hometowns in Russia. They were able to put together essentially, everything that they did to prove that it was a Russian intelligence operation intelligence. Work is often a combination of electronic surveillance and clandestine person to person contacts as technology races ahead electron or signals intelligence keeps getting better old fashioned spying between the CIA officer and foreign source gets harder. But Jonah Mendez says you'll always need the human touch. It's job of human beings. You have to find the people who have the access, and then you have to do what I think is one of the toughest jobs in the world. You have to convince them to give you that information. These are the people the CIA hopes to find Greg.

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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:33 min | 2 years ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Great wall, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Going to have a wall the world's happening. Do you have any doubt that I will get them to pay for the wall shoes, you're standing there? One hundred percent who's gonna pay for the law. Who's not gonna pay for the wall? Vermont all it is is we'll be reimbursed. Mexican we'll be reimbursing. The United States will be reimbursed. I will build the greatest wall. What's it going to be made of hardened concrete at is going to be made out of rebar seal? I'm talking about a wall. See that ceiling up there higher fence to wall. Yes. The wall just got ten feet taller. Let's say the ball costs. Four billion five billion dollars is cost six or seven billion probably eight billion. It's going to cost ten billion to wall's going to cost ten billion dollars. Maybe putting down twenty five billion for the who's going gonna pay for the wall. Who's gonna pay for the wall? Who's gonna pay for the wall? Mexico's supposed to pay for the wall. So this whole harangue about where's the congress? Gonna find the money. We aren't supposed to be having that conversation Mexico's gonna pay for the wall. Well, he did say reimburse reimburse you have to pay and then get ready to roll off the tongue and who's gonna reimburse us for the wall. When we come out ahead with a better trade deal. And then essentially we'll get the money because now we'll have more money staying here instead of going over there. So that's how we're going to pay for it doesn't roll off the tongue. That's not a very good chance. Doc. So that's that's my observation for you today. And I see the Democrats being every bit. As stubborn is the president on this one. And I had no prediction for what's going to happen next. Irene you're on WGN radio. What did you want to say? Hi. Oh, I was just listening to all your comments about the wall and things and I'm saying we're getting to be like the rest of the communistic countries that were. We thought with them for years to knock down that wall. Was it or somebody that one of I think Reagan presidents would saying good knocked down that wall. And now, we're building the wall. Tweet can do. Thanks for the phone call. That's one of the comments. You can be part of the calling number. The texting number is three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred WGN. About.

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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on The Young Turks

"I dot com slash amplify. Obviously amplifier voice to students and to people in the media. Gabby Marito rights in the members section people who say they would committee shooting on Fifth Avenue or also crazy. Good point. Gabby. Benjamin writes in Sarah Sanders, these to be on the program really really needs one. That's an interesting thought you guys have given amplified a Hannity Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingram. So maybe maybe Sarah Sanders. So I didn't make it to the rundown today. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was being interviewed and she was asked. What do you want your legacy to be? And she was she said something about how she's hoping that she'll be known for her honesty and transparency Oko, not Not even even kidding. kidding. She said that that's hilarious. Okay. Alex writes, in didn't know hunter and terrorists were sneaking into France through Mexico to commit acts of terrorism. And Kim says shooting and Francis somehow he brings it back to the wall. He so desperately at a five million. It's actually five billion five billion dollar band-aid that will not work Pelosi Schommer sat with them told them. No. And now he was showdown the government. And now the rights are about are about him to can we all say narcissist? So yes, that's certainly true. You know, I read watch the Pelosi Schumer thing. And I think it was a little too hard on him yesterday. Pelosi Schumer did do a good job of provoking, Donald Trump. And at the end, basically got him to say, I did order the code red. It will be a Trump shut down. Which is what they wanted to accomplish. I don't like their body language. I would be more aggressive. But I hear you guys that not everybody needs to be that aggressive, and they did basically -ccomplish the mission. So maybe we're just like, maybe we're too aggressive. Maybe we do need to tone it down. Maybe it's maybe it's kind of. I don't know. Okay. Well, if you like aggressive progresses, what was show name that you should check that out in membership to TY T dot com. You know, what let's be fair.

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"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on Otters Talking Politics

Otters Talking Politics

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"billion five billion dollars" Discussed on Otters Talking Politics

"Lee certified as not sweatshops like it happened within five years it is so quick the accountability the feedback loop of a private company even when it's a huge company like that when it comes to like major public issues governments don't do that shit there's not that feedback you know it wouldn't it's not as easy to get the ball rolling in the government sector that it's in the private in the reason for that is because there's caused vigilance on the side of the feedback loop on the side of the consumer once you heard that nike was using sweatshops and you thought that was wrong you stop buying from like nike and so you the immediately heard that whereas with the president or with representative or with the sender you have to wait for years for them to get any feedback wearing nike is getting it constantly all the time with their their income cashflow yeah well here and here's the thing is that the feedback on the on the private sector it's it's more sensitive so for instance if everyone in state of california tomorrow cited that it was a really big fucking issue that california had the highest rate of poverty and also billion five billion dollar surplus five six billion dollar surplus and they started to throw fit and and demand difference the state of california has years years to address it they want to do jack fucking shit and if they don't do anything guess what money still comes in taxes still get paid people still have jobs nothing happens if everyone tomorrow decides that netflixing fucking ripping them off netflixing get to sit around and take years upon years terms upon terms to figure out what the fuck they're going to do because people will stop paying them tomorrow they don't get to say well let's just see what happens next year because the revenue will keep coming in and if you were to disperse the six billion dollars to the people you know of california and said look oh here's this by the way there's also this poverty issue some of them might take some of the money that they receive and give it back to that or give it to that solution to.

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