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A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/06/23
"So, we saluted the life of Jimmy Buffett yesterday, properly so, but boy did we miss a birthday yesterday. Freddie Mercury would have been 77, passed away back in 91, so I had to pick a Queen song, had to pick a Queen record. How about You're My Best Friend for the Mike and Mark segments? Not bad. There you go, buddy. We can sing We Are the Champions because we're the champion of all things mysterious. And topics that need to be explored. We go where few dare go. You shut me down yesterday when I told you about the Delta Airlines flight that was forced to land. But then, of course, you saw it all over Twitter and X and everything, right? Well, I know because everybody's 12 years old. Somebody had a, I don't even want to say it again, somebody had a horrible digestive event on a plane and they had to sandblast the plane for six hours. They had to replace the carpet. I mean, they had to replace the carpet on the plane. That's a true story. Can you imagine being on that plane and the poor pilot, and there's an audio recording of the pilot saying, five, seven, one, Delta heavy. We have a biohazard problem on the plane. The biohazard. Ladies and gentlemen, you may want to look over the left side of the aircraft because that's where we're going to be issuing the parachute so that you can get the hell off this thing before we all die. I'd never fly again. That'd be it. That'd be it. And speaking of flying, didn't you do it yet? Are you in New York yet? Today? No, after the show today, I'm headed to New York where it's going to be 110 degrees. You know, Texas heat is one thing. New York City heat is ghastly because there's no breeze. You're walking up and down. So we're going to see the Eagles in concert tomorrow night. I'm going to see a couple of shows. We've got some meetings. I'm going to go to Philly for a big event. Oh, cool. With Chris Stiegel. Is that our guy? Chris Stiegel and Dennis Prager and Pastor Robert Jeffers from your neck of the woods. That's right. That's so cool. I have a question for you. It's called, for a moment, welcome to Mike's Entertainment Options or Mike's Travel Habits. As we have noted, you are fresh back from the UK. I trust you had a magnificent time. So Mike's on the ground in England for 24 hours, sends me a picture off of his balcony. Was that a CG? Was that a green screen? Because from your balcony, it's like, oh, there's the London Eye, oh, there's Westminster Abbey. Where were you? Well, there's a story behind that. I'm a little reluctant to tell the story. Joey and Peg are my dear friends. Joey's a little more frugal than I am. And he found a hotel. And I'll go ahead and say it. It was a nice Marriott right on the River Thames, right outside that giant monstrosity eye thing. That Ferris wheel. It's a massive Ferris wheel. It's gross. I mean, I think about the River Thames and I think of Mary Poppins floating gently. Big Ben and all these beautiful, and then there's this monstrosity, and Brits don't like it either. Everybody kind of, it's a cool tourist thing and you go up and it's one of those giant Ferris wheels. Anyway, the hotel, this Marriott is right at the Ferris wheel. So not only is the infernal thing beeping every time it moves, and so you hear the beeping in your room, but like you saw, you're right there. I mean, the view is crazy, but not only that, but the deal breaker for me, the AC wasn't so good. Is England like Laguna Beach, California, where we stayed at a beautiful place and it happened to be 82 and they didn't have any AC? I thought I was going to die. Well, you know, again, the UK, they're not really like AC -oriented like we are. They have it, but I said, that's it, I'm out, King Tut needs some AC, I got to have air conditioning. And it wasn't even hot over there, but at night, I don't know, I mean, God forbid if the day ever comes where they yank the rug out from under me and I'm, you know, singing show tunes at a cheeseburger joint on the weekends and I can't afford an air conditioner because I got to have an air conditioner. Anyway, I knew of a place, a much nicer hotel, so we actually checked out. That was a one -day gig, but it was spectacular visuals. And speaking of show tunes, that leads me to my actual really quick question because there is stuff going on in the world. So you sent me, as you always do and I love it so much, it's like, hey, look where I am, hey, look where I am. And on at least a couple of occasions, you were in the front row, shocker, of this magnificent show. I guess it's called Tina or somebody is Tina Turner and wow, was she good. Wow, was she good. It's actually a Broadway show that also went to the West End and there was, I saw a woman named Adrian Warren who played the show, played the part, but yeah, it's a musical about the life of Tina Turner. And on another night you went and saw Les Mis. The best production of Les Mis I've ever seen in the history of going to the theater. I bet it was great. But here's my question and here's where you and I are a smidge different. Okay. You're in London and you go to Broadway for lunch like every day. So there's a whole country outside this theater as you sit in a seat and see something that is admittedly fantastic, but that you could see at some other time a hundred yards from where you're staying. But the West End is London's version of Broadway and they do theater a little bit differently. First of all, I mean, the ticket prices are even more affordable. You know, you sit in the stalls over there. They don't call them seats.
A highlight from The No Interruptions Podcast - Who will be the Democrat's 2024 Nominee?
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch anytime on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Welcome into this week's Mike Gallagher Show. No interruptions podcast. The only rule, no interrupting allowed. So if you get frustrated when you hear a bunch of people on TV talking over each other and yelling at each other, if you get mad at big mouth Mike Gallagher for interrupting callers, this is a great place for you to settle in and hear two sides of an issue from two smart people who are going to present an opposing point of view. As you know, I've been maintaining for a long time now that it seems inconceivable to me that Joe Biden can be the nominee in 2024. I went on vacation last week in London and what Brits are saying about President Biden was pretty astounding. So let me bring two people into this conversation. John D. O 'Connor is an experienced trial lawyer. He's been practicing law in San Francisco since 1972. This is a guy you want in your corner if you're ever in hot water. He's the author of the new book, The Mysteries of Watergate, What Really Happened. And I'm really looking forward to reading his book. And Mr. O 'Connor definitely believes that Gavin Newsom will be the Democrat 2024 presidential nominee, which is something that I've sort of leaned into. Now, Douglas McKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official. He was a writer in the White House for Presidents Reagan and George H .W. Bush. He writes for Town Hall, hundreds of columns in every major paper. And he's the author of the book, The Liberty 56 Lessons from Those Who Risked All to Sign the Declaration of Independence. So gentlemen, to both of you, I appreciate you taking time to join us today on the No Interruptions podcast. Mr. O 'Connor, let me start with you. You believe that Gavin Newsom will definitely be the nominee. I think a lot of signs point to that as well. To my vacation last week over in the UK, I started asking a bunch of Brits, Uber drivers and waitresses and waiters what they think about the American political scene. And it was astounding how many Brits would say to me, unsolicited, I can't believe you have a guy who's in the condition that Joe Biden is in as your commander in chief. They can't believe it across the pond. They cannot, and they certainly don't think it's sustainable. Is it your belief that based on Biden's infirm, you know, the feeble, you know, out of it physical condition he's in, is that what leads you to believe that Governor Newsom will be the Democrat nominee? Well, that's number one, Mike. The King has no clothes. Our media does not really publicize as infirmities as they should, but it's just obvious to anybody who's observing such as the Brits you're talking about. There's no mystery here. Now, think about it. It is a year and a half away from the next election. This guy can barely make it now. He can't complete a sentence, really can't carry a thought past a few seconds.
A highlight from Chairman Mike Gallagher (House Select Committee on China) and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin
"Cable news, noisy, boring, out of touch. That's why Salem News Channel is different. We keep you in the know. Streaming 24 -7 for free. Home to the greatest collection of conservative voices like Dennis Prager, Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at snc .tv and local now channel 525. I talked with Ro Khanna yesterday, your colleague, about a lot of things, but I did not cover your Washington Post article because I wasn't aware of it at the time I talked to Ro Khanna. Do the Democrats agree with you in the Washington Post article that we ought not to be funding with American dollars Chinese aircraft carriers? Some do. I mean, I think everyone can agree upon at least that aspect of it, that American dollars should not be funding the Chinese Communist Party's military buildup. Make no mistake, they're embarked on the largest sustained peacetime military buildup since World War II, potentially ever, depending on how you defined it. We shouldn't be investing our money in Chinese aircraft carriers, fighter jets, artillery shells, advanced nuclear technology, but that's what's happening. We launched a bipartisan investigation into BlackRock and MSCI. My ranking member, Raja Krishnamoorthi, has expressed a ton of concern about American dollars funding Chinese military buildup. In many cases, this money is going to companies that have already been flagged on various government blacklists for posing national security risks. What's crazy, Hugh, is that it's not illegal, but it's suicidal. We're subsidizing our own destruction. We're allowing pension funds, university endowments to invest in Chinese companies that are building things designed to kill Americans in a future conflict. No matter where you draw the line for decoupling, let's say you just want transparency measures, as some Republicans do. You want a broader set of restrictions on American money going into China, as I do. I think what's inarguable is that money shouldn't be funding military companies and technology companies like AI companies in China that are perfecting their genocidal surveillance state. Now, the Financial Times also ran a story this morning that Goldman Sachs has been taking Chinese money, laundering it in effect. It's not criminal, but they're hiding the origin of the money, and they're buying U .S. companies. It's the opposite of what BlackRock is doing, which is sending American money to Chinese companies. They're taking Chinese money and putting it into American companies. Do you want to stop that flow as well? Well, particularly if these are national security -related companies, I saw that some of the investments were in the cyber space and in the supply chain space. It all depends on what type of control comes with the investment, but potentially, that could give them access to information or effective control over companies. That would be bad for American national security. I think it's definitely worth looking into. The bottom line is, Congress, we need to step up and legislate a fix to some of this stuff, whether it's on outbound capital flows, which the Biden administration just released an executive order that's filled with loopholes. It's a step in the right direction, but it doesn't go far enough. We need to legislate that when it comes to Chinese money being invested in American companies. We tried to fix CFIUS to get at some of that issue, but clearly, it's not up to the task. We need to legislate a fix to that. Here's the other thing, Hugh, that I find interesting when it comes to American investments in China. In addition to being morally reprehensible, the Chinese funds have been terrible investments. Over the last five years, the S &P 500 has soared to about 78%. Meanwhile, things like BlackRock's FXI ETF, which invests in these Chinese large -cap companies, it's down 30 % in that same period, even as Chinese GDP supposedly doubled. That doesn't make sense. A lot of the funds we looked at in our investigation similarly underperformed drastically. Where did the money go? Is it going into corrupt Communist Party coffers? I don't know. My only point is that beyond the national security concerns, just as an investment proposition, China looks bad. There are systemic risks to a continued investment in China that range from having your assets seized in the event they try and take over Taiwan, or just the inherent risk involved in things like variable interest entities, for which there are no shareholder protections. Part of what we're trying to do on the committee in a bipartisan fashion is to engage Wall Street in a dialogue about this. It just seems insane to me that we would continue to send our money to China, where it's being used for nefarious purposes. Well, you know, Chairman, the investment bankers make their bonuses based upon the amount of money they move through. So they have every Adam Smith -driven incentive to just blow you off. Does your panel have subpoena power, by the way? We do. I would grab Larry Fink. I would grab Jamie Dimon. Separate hearings. And I would put them down and say, let's talk about this because it's a national crisis. Let me ask you, by the way, I think if I had a bell, I would have rung it when you said Sisyphus. I believe that violates the acronym rule, does it not? Oh, you got me, Hugh. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. I apologize. $10 to Food for the Poor, because that's it. It's $10 tip jar for Food for the Poor. When you use an acronym. I want to talk to you about increased applying unilaterally. I did because you're a repeat offender. Like, you know, that on the sentencing guidelines, people who do the same thing over and over again, they get fined more. Princeton people are particularly prone to this. And then when you pick up a Ph .D. from Georgetown, you really become. And then you go to Marine. Did you ever go to the command general staff college or the war college or anything like that? No, I got out as a captain before I had to do all that before my brain was corrupted. Well, they have many acronyms there. I'm listening to a bio of Eisenhower and I can't keep up. Let me ask you something, Chairman. Ro Khanna was on and we were talking about artificial intelligence. And he said they're sitting down with the speaker about what to do. I have no preconceived opinions, but I do think they might want to just add the Select Committee on Engagement with the Chinese Communist Party, and artificial intelligence regulation, because you've got a smart group of people. It's working. Would you be opposed to that if the speaker and the minority leader wanted to expand the jurisdiction of the committee to look at what we do about A .I.? Not at all. And we've actually, in our early investigation, had numerous conversations about A .I. and I would expect those to be part of future policy reports. We release, I would note Ro Khanna is my ranking member on the innovation subcommittee on armed services. And we see eye on a lot of things related to military innovation going forward and have a very good working relationship. And he's willing and I think him going on your show is a testament to this. One thing I really respect about Ro is he's willing to mix it up. Obviously, he's very progressive. We disagree on a lot of issues. I'm right. He's wrong. But I respect his intellect and his willingness to mix it up. Three quick ideas here on A .I. for small steps we can take in this Congress as we consider sort of the broader long -term implications. Well, related to what we were just talking about, American venture capitalists, American money in general shouldn't be allowed to invest in Chinese A .I. companies like Baidu. It just makes absolutely no sense. Again, we're subsidizing our own destruction. Two, when it comes to autonomous vehicle technology, which is going to be one of the most widespread deployments of A .I. in a way that really affects the American people over the next 10 years, right now of the 10 -ish companies that are allowed to test in America, at least three I believe are Chinese, but our companies are not allowed to test in China or expand really at all in China. And as a matter of reciprocity, that's wrong. We shouldn't allow Chinese A .V. companies here in America. And then finally, the ethical guidelines that the Pentagon has for the use of A .I. are a decent start. They're pretty good. I actually think we could build off those, expand those across the federal government with the goal of not innovation suppressing on A .I. or slowing down our efforts in this area, but also ensuring there are guardrails so that we don't have uncontrolled A .I. that does things that Americans are concerned about. And then you start to build out the concentric circle so we're on the same page with our allies. Start with our closest allies, the Brits and the Aussies, and then expand from there, and particularly focus on countries that have a unique technological capability in A .I. If we do that, if we get sort of the overall ethical framework right, I actually think we can turbocharge innovation in this space and make sure that we win the A .I. race and the CCP does not win the A .I. race. Well, it is a national security issue, but I've got three suggestions for you and your colleagues. First of all, a stand down order to every regulatory agency out there, the FTC and everybody else. They have no idea what they're doing. They just don't. A .I. is new. It's not meant for old regulatory structures like the Interstate Commerce Commission trying to regulate airplanes. Doesn't work. Number two, you've got to change the pay scale for technologists. Now, they used to have a special pay scale out at China Lake for the rocket scientists that we needed at China Lake and other advanced weaponry systems. We need a technologist pay scale that is just way better than we've got. We're going to lose every technologist that DARPA has. And then number three, and this is what I want to ask you about, we need visibility. I mean, walk in rights to every room in Silicon Valley and every A .I. company in the United States. By walk in rights, I mean, if a guy from DARPA shows up and they knock on the door at Metta and he says, show me to your A .I. lab, they don't get to lock the door. These are like nuclear science. We can't let this stuff be developed in private. Do you agree with me? I agree with that. I guess the flip side of that, though, Hugh, is enough research security such that, you know, an MSS operative, a Ministry of State Security think KGB in China couldn't just walk in to the same facility or United Front operative. And honestly, your reference to China Lake, I think, is a great instructive example here, because when it comes to the things we put in our weapons systems, we have a very old suite of things called energetics, which make our weapons go and go boom. We develop more advanced energetics at China Lake. It's called CL20. It stands for China Lake 20. The Chinese stole that technology. That's what they put in their weapons systems. And that's why their their rockets go farther than us and have greater destructive impact. So that's a lesson in how not to do things. And we remain too risk averse to use things like CL20, even though it's now old technology. It was developed in the 80s. So a lot of examples that we can use from there in order to apply to the A .I. competition today. I'm going to geek out. The Office of Personnel Management, AKA OPM, so I don't get fined. OPM had a separate schedule for scientists at China Lake that was policed by the deputy director I replaced, the deputy director at OPM. He was a scientist who had worked there. And he said, you know, no one's going to work for us unless we pay them. It was like double the highest number. Rowe said yesterday we got to pay him like we pay our doctors. No, no, no. We're not going to. This is the most lucrative field in the world. You got to give him a piece of the intellectual property. I mean, you really have to come to grips with the fact that technologists make the dollars. And I don't know that the American people really understand the difference between what the private sector pays a level one technologist and what the government will. We're going to lose everybody.
A highlight from 113: Part 2: Tye Holand is Saving Children with Operation Underground Railroad
"That's the devaluation of life. That's what's hurt us in so many different areas. Well, let's start setting the stage for a little bit because we want to talk about Operation Underground Railroad. So as you're going through this career, was it just time for you to retire? I mean, did you max out on what you get from retirement? Or did you say, I've had enough, I got to go do something else? What was your decision on pulling the pin? Well, I think we all got to a point or get to a point where you kind of know you're done policing, but I wasn't done serving. And so that's where I was kind of conflicted. And since 2006, I've been in kind of this human trafficking realm. I worked with a group, International Justice Mission, and I was a contractor with them. And so I did a lot of work in Southeast Asia, infiltrating organizations and bars and nightclubs and finding trafficked victims. So I did that for many years. And then in 2016, I got hooked up with Operation Underground Railroad. And so I was doing work with them on a contract basis. So I would go to any number of countries and do cases and stuff like that. So in late 2021, we started talking and they needed a director of special operations. And so it kind of worked out where I said, okay, it's time, I can go do this and still serve and be a part of a fantastic, fantastic organization. Hey, so let's set context for this. But just out of curiosity, you've been looking at this subject for a long time. What are the top five worst countries for this? You know, shoot, top five worst countries. Because everybody thinks about things like Thailand, you know. Kind of areas. I mean, there's, I would say more areas. I mean, you got Southeast Asia, you got Central America. You got a lot going on in the Caribbean. You have a lot going on in South America. I mean, name the spot. The sad thing is it's going on everywhere. Because human trafficking is, I think it's $150 billion a year industry. It's second only to narcotics, the drug trade. Human trafficking is, and it's true. The cartels. Well, it's becoming more lucrative for the cartels with less risk than trying to, you know, narcotics, you know, drug smuggling. Oh, absolutely. I mean, they're not, the cartels aren't stupid. And they know, they know that, you know, a kilo of cocaine can be sold one time. You've all heard this analogy. But, you know, you get a 14, 14, 15 year old girl, and you can sell her 10 times a day, 10, 12 times a day for umpteen years. And look how much money you made off of one person. Well, let me ask you, when you're talking about the worst areas of the world, is that where the kidnappings are taking place? Or is that the people who are partaking of these innocent victims? Well, the vast majority of, or a large majority of trafficked kids are from a known person to them. Whether it's their family, family, friend, clergy, any number of different things. But they're of a grabbing person in that, absolutely. But the majority of it, or a large, large section of it is by people that they know. And what do they get, and what are the folks that are doing it, getting out of it? Are they, this is the, it's a money transaction for them, right? They get something for this? Oh yeah, they get the money. No, I mean, but the person like you said, a clergy or a family member, like the girls introduce a girl into something, and she ends up being used. Is this a money transaction for the girls? It's a money transaction for the person that did it. The mom, the dad, the cousin, the uncle. Wow. And so, taking that just a little bit further, what are the worst countries or locations of people who subscribe to, you know, sex acts with underage children? I would say the United States is the number one purveyor of it. I would say, you know, you have United States, Britain, or, and then, you know, Australia, you have those. When I was in Southeast Asia, I mean, I can't tell you the amount of Americans and Brits and Australians that I saw over there. That's where they coined the term sex tourism from. You'd go over there. And now the one thing, the only thing that came out of that, I mean, they did finally end up passing some laws to make it a federal crime. It was tricky to establish jurisdiction, you know, how do you have jurisdiction over something that happens in Thailand, you know, or Australia or places like that. But have those laws been effective at all? You think it's slowing this down? Oh, there's been absolutely, there's been people held accountable that were caught in a foreign country doing.
A highlight from Short Stuff: History of English
"But I like the short version, and we want to thank EnglishClub .com, and in particular, TheConversation .com, and a professor of lit at the University of Bristol named Ad Putter. Go fighting Abby's. Is that what it is? You got me again. But anyway, Putter wrote a really good article that helped out with this one. But we're talking about the history of the English language briefly, because I was just kind of curious, like, who were the first people to speak English? And the first English is what you have to talk about first, which is, of course, Old English, which came about right after the Romans left Britain. This is a very long time ago. They colonized Britain, but they were like, things aren't going so great in the Roman Empire, so we're going to leave. Yeah. So, it's just interesting. The Romans spoke Latin, but the Brits spoke Celtic. And then after the Romans left, because their empire was crumbling around them, the Brits still kept speaking Celtic, but not for very long, because the Romans had basically been occupying Britain, but they had also been, in turn, protecting it. But as the Roman Empire crumbled, it left Britain totally vulnerable and open to invasion, and in very short order, that's exactly what happened. Three Germanic tribes, the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes, all basically came down from northern Germany, Denmark area, and said, we own this place now. You guys are going to start speaking like us. Yeah. They spoke what's called North Sea Germanic, and those Celtic speakers were kind of, they ended up where they ended up, which was north and west in what we now call Ireland and Scotland and Wales. So, the Angles, which was one of those Germanic tribes, like you've ever heard Anglo -Saxon, that was because they were the Angles and the Saxons and the Jutes. Two of the three of those tribes were the Angles and the Saxons. And once they got to Britain, their language was referred to as what we would call Old English or Anglo -Saxon. And it is the original form of English, and this was used in the early Middle Ages, but this is not anything that you would recognize as English as we know it today, except for just a few words here and there. Yeah. Like, his, he, some of these really, really old words. And remember, he, they think, is possibly as old as humanity as far as words go. That was already in use. But, yeah, it didn't bear much of a resemblance. And so, Old English, Chuck, was in use, I think, from about 450 to 1100 CE. Yeah. And, you know, the original thing that got me looking for this was if they could pinpoint, like, not necessarily the people, but who the first English speakers were. But our friend, Professor Putter here, actually does name a couple of people. And this is, you know, this is sort of as legend goes. But when these Germanic tribes came through, they asked a couple of those leaders, Hengist and Horsa, to come in and help protect the country. And showed they up. They, and of course, again, this is, this is, as the story goes, we really don't know if it's true or not, but they would have been the ones that brought in this Old English. So, technically, you could say that they were maybe the first English speakers as we know it as Old English. That's so fascinating. Like, if these guys aren't legendary, they are the first English speakers in England or Britain. So, Old English stuck around until the Normans came along. So, in 1066, William the Conqueror, the head of the Normans, he was the Duke of Normandy, which is in France today, showed up in England and said, Hengist, Horsa, you guys are a few hundred years old, it's time for you to hand over the reins to me, William the Conqueror. And it just so happened, since he was from what's today part of modern France, he spoke what you would kind of recognize as a type of French. And so, the Normans brought French to England. But rather than it becoming totally widespread, it actually became part of what Professor Putter calls a linguistic class division, where the royal court in the upper classes spoke the king's French, and then the lower classes continued to speak Old English. Yeah, and what's going to happen here, of course, and as we'll see, as England got to conquering for hundreds of years, you pick up on words as you move about the earth. And in this case, a lot of French words were added to what was now known as Middle English. Do you want to hear one that I guessed was right? Yeah. Sausage. Oh, yeah. Sausage. Sausage. Let's take a break. When we come back, we'll talk about a big change that happened to Middle English pronunciation that linguists are still trying to figure out right after this. Sausage. 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"brits" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The question the is does government actually tackle that with the risk of slowing the economy or do they let it get worse? If they tackle it I think you will get less inflation in Britain but it could be a miserable time. I would say disinflation will take hold in Britain eventually also. It's going to be a slower process in the US because they've got a very strong union movement in Britain and they're all on strike. There strikes are there far than in more the United States. But I think disinflation will take hold in Britain as the economy slows but it's not a particularly good outlook on getting there. Only an Irishman could say that CK. You know, the Brits, on they're just strike. all It's not just perfect, isn't it? David, how bad would the inflation problem be if we had union membership in line with, say, the 1970s here stateside? would the inflation How problem bad have been in the last 12 months? It would be significantly different because what we've seen is wage growth has been decelerating here since March of 2022. I can't imagine that if we had, you know, 25 -30 % of the private sector unionized, as we did back in the 1970s, that we'd have had anything like that deceleration wages. Unions would be at the strike saying, give us 5%, give us 10%, give us 15 % raises. So we'd have had chaos, but we'd also had much higher wage inflation, and that would stickier. keep inflation But, you know, back in the 1970s, we were having over 2 on the strikes per year. We had 23 strikes last year. We've had about 6 major strikes this year. So it's nothing like the 1970s, and this is why it's so bad for the Federal Reserve to say, well, let's talk about the lessons of history. The only lesson of history on high inflation in the United States is from the 1970s, and that is a very old playbook, it's really a and different labor market from the one that we had back then. David, thank you, sir. David Kelly there of JP Morgan asset get into inflation some 18 minutes away. His call on the job market linking it into inflation is extraordinary is one of the very, very first people I said that look, we are going to collapse. We're going to have this gift of 200 200 ,000 plus per month non -farm payrolls. It's going to evaporate at some point. We'll see what we get very lonely in just a moment. CPI just around the corner. You are just tuning into the program. Welcome the S &P 500 positive by Now 0 .25%. the latest news from New city York and around the world. Here's Michael Barr Tom Lisa, John Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky offered gratitude to his official remarks today as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg appeared with him. A guest at the summit in Lithuania, not a member of the Alliance. He thanked the Secretary General for the continued pledge of support as his country tries to oust the Russian invaders. Ukrainian The president through an interpreter says he was grateful for the help his country will now receive. And I believe that NATO needs us just as we need NATO and this I is believe absolutely fair. I am confident that after the war Ukraine will be in NATO. Zelensky will also meet with President Biden today. A new ban on almost all abortions in Iowa after roughly six weeks of pregnancy has been exclusively supported for the first time. Ordered by Kim GOP
"brits" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Dupri's still want the monarchy? What polls say, ahead of Charles's coronation. By yasmine sirhan. When it was reported over the weekend, that the British public would be called upon to swear on oath of allegiance to King Charles the third during his may 6th coronation, a fierce backlash ensued, British lawmakers, royal observers, and commentators alike, dubbed the idea half cocked. Odd and tone deaf. The British government later clarified that it was an invitation to participate rather than an expectation. What had been proposed as a way to give ordinary people a more formal role in the coronation, only appeared to further highlight for some just how seemingly strange and anachronistic the whole spectacle is. The controversy also underscored Britain's complex views toward the monarchy. Since the death of Queen Elizabeth II last year, the institution has continued to enjoy broad support. However, a recent survey by the British pollster YouGov shows that support has declined from 62% to 58%. Another survey by the national center for social research found that while 55% of the British public consider the monarchy to be important, those who say that its retention is very important, stood at just 29%. The lowest proportion on record. That suggests a degree of indifference from a considerable number of Brits when it comes to sticking with the royal family. Opponents of the monarchy believe that time is on their side. As they see it, Queen Elizabeth was the royal family's star player who was widely admired by royalists and anti royalists alike. Though Charles personal approval rating has improved recently to 62%, it scarcely rivals that of the late queen. There are plenty of criticisms made about Charles, but he just isn't the queen, says Graham smith, the chief executive of the anti monarchy group republic, and the author of the forthcoming book, abolished the monarchy. And that's his main problem. This problem stems from a number of key differences between the two monarchs, whereas the queen, largely kept her personal views on most matters to herself, Charles positions on everything from climate change and fox hunting to modern architecture and alternative medicine have long been in the public domain. It also hasn't helped that so much of Charles private life as heir apparent has been on display for so many decades from the revelations of infidelity during his marriage to Princess Diana, to his fraught relationship with his youngest son, prince Harry. The queen was this wonderful blank canvas, says longtime royals expert, Richard fitzwilliams, on which Britons could project their own views and perceptions. And Charles, Britain's have a more complex portrait, one that is widely seen as flawed, controversial, and even out of touch. Anti royalists such as Smith are seeking to take advantage. Republic is planning to stage a protest, with as many as 1000 participants expected along the coronation's procession route. While Smith concedes, it's a small fraction of the millions who will watch the event, and that a majority of Britain's still prefer the monarchy, he believes that this support is tepid. We are not a country of royalists, he says. We are a country that is largely indifferent. But is coming around to looking more critically at this issue. And as we see that happen more, I think we'll see polling continue to drop. Indeed, the cost of the monarchy has come under more intense scrutiny in recent years. As has the institution's history with colonialism and the slave trade. While the royal family under Charles has expressed a willingness to engage with a more sordid parts of the monarchy's past, it hasn't meaningfully waited into the debate over its modern day relevance. An a rare interview, Charles sister princess Anne, told the Canadian broadcaster CBC this week that while she has not personally engaged in conversations about the monarchy's relevance, it is perfectly true that there is a moment where you need to have that discussion, adding that the monarchy provides with the constitution, a degree of long-term stability that is actually hard to come by any other way. The dip in support for the monarchy isn't down to Charles Ascension alone. The new king inherited The Crown at a time when support for the monarchy was as low as it had ever been. A decline that has been accelerated in part by the downfall of Charles brother, Prince Andrew, over sexual assault allegations, stemming from his friendship with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, as well as by the damaging revelations made by prince Harry's unsparing memoir, spare. Nevertheless, the future of the institution may ultimately rest on Charles ability to persuade Britons and in particular the country's younger generations of the institution's value among 18 to 24 year olds just 32% believe that the monarchy should continue, according to YouGov, compared to 38% who believe it should be abolished altogether. Whether younger Britons perceptions change over the next couple of decades, could come to define Charles legacy. One that, unlike his mother, he won't have a lifetime to shape. Usually as people get older, they become more conservative. Fitzwilliam says, noting that support for the monarchy appears to correlate with age. But it doesn't guarantee.
"brits" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is Bloomberg daybreak Europe in the UK the framework sets out that interest rates should be the last tool of the last defense against financial stability risks. When we saw things like SVB UK, we were able to step in act decisively deliver a really good outcome. Inflation is going to fall back to 2%. The European economy is not going to go into recession. I'm afraid we are heading for a recession, but inflation will fall to. Bloomberg daybreak, Europe, on Bloomberg radio. And it is a 6 30 a.m. a very good morning. I'm Caroline Hepburn. And I'm Stephen Carroll, this is Bloomberg, daybreak, Europe. Let's look at the markets, then European stock futures are down 6 tenths of 1% FTSE 100 features or so in the red, but actually NASA futures have rebounded up by 1.3% surely powered higher by Microsoft and alphabet shares which climbed after their revenue beats. In terms of other markets then fairly mixed picture over in Asia, the dollar this morning is down on the Bloomberg dollar spot index. As for bond markets this morning, U.S. ten year yield at 3.4% so little change, their 3.9 heat for two year treasury yields, so that gap absolutely narrowed between twos and tens that is to look at the markets. Let's get to our top stories. Beleaguered U.S. lander first republic is exploring the sale of up to a $100 billion in assets. The move to shore up the bank's balance sheet comes after massive deposit outflows and a near halving of its market cap. Bloomberg's U.S. finance lead Sally bakewell says the bank likely faces a tough time without external investment. This is a bank that has targeted the wealthy and in its earnings yesterday. It unveiled some measures that would actually clip its wings in that business a little bit. So the bank is really facing a very bleak future and less it can get some sort of rescue deal. Sally bakewell says the asset sale will make the banks smaller and likely more appealing to an external investor, shares in first republic earned down by more than 90% this year. Hitting an all time low on Tuesday. In bank earnings, the standard chartered has reported adjusted pre-tax profit of $1.71 billion for the first quarter beating the average analyst estimate income this year is expected to grow around 10% the top end of the lender's range, the strong performance underlines the boost that China's reopening is having on Asia focused companies. Alphabet and Microsoft both reports earnings that beat expectations providing a promising start to the first quarter season for big tech. Google alphabet's dominant search business, whether the economic downturn with odd sales beating estimates while its cloud unit turned to profit for the first time, but that hasn't stopped the company slipping its jobs numbers. Here's CFO Ruth porat. In terms of the outlook for headcount for the year, as we shared last quarter, we are meaningfully slowing the pace of hiring in 2023 while still investing in priority areas, particularly for top engineering and technical talent. Not CFO with poor agnos shares and alphabet rose on those numbers. Microsoft also be set beat estimates for its third quarter revenue driven by growth in its cloud computing and office software. The other hot topic on both earnings calls, AI, Microsoft hoping it might be able to gain the edge on the competition after the success of chat GPT. Renewed fighting in Khartoum is testing a fourth attempt at a nationwide ceasefire in Sudan, smoke was seen rising from the presidential palace in the country's capital yesterday with violence also reported in nearby cities. The UK, meanwhile, has begun evacuation of British nationals amid mounting criticism that it's been slow to react to the unfolding conflict. The prime minister Rishi sunak says that UK forces are looking at other ways of getting British nationals out. We can't guarantee the long-term sustainability of the airfield that we're currently using. So we're also exploring and standing up other alternative routes for safe exit. That work is also underway. It potentially in port Sudan as one of those leading options. Meanwhile, an RAF plane has landed in Cyprus with UK nationals on board escaping violence in Saddam. The Bank of England's chief economist Hugh pill says British people need to accept that they are poorer instead of seeking to claw back a historic drop in living standards. He told the beyond unprecedented podcast that firms and workers are in a past the parcel game that's causing more persistent price pressures. So those are our top stories in the program this morning. Coming up next on Bloomberg daybreak Europe, we're going to bring you our interview with metas Nick Clegg. Now he's taken aim at rival TikTok's Chinese origins as the social media platform faces a national security review in the U.S.. This is the difficulty of having a China policy. Interesting to hear the former deputy prime minister here in the UK talk about the quite similar rhetoric being used by U.S. lawmakers when it comes to discussing
Mike Benz Unpacks the Global Growth in Populism
"Trump without Brexit that happened before Trump. So 17 and a half million Brits vote to leave this collectivist quasi socialist entity called the European reunion, the biggest vote in British history. Then you have autobahn, then you have Modi, then you have later meloni. So what's happening here, I mean, this is a real problem for that foreign policy elite because this isn't just a U.S. growth in populism, but this is a global one, correct? Totally, totally. No, you nailed it. That's exactly right. And that is what that really is actually how the censorship industry started. That is the censorship that Americans face today on YouTube on Facebook on TikTok on Reddit on anywhere on the Internet other than currently this enclave being protected by a deus ex Machina in the form of Elon Musk's $44 billion acquisition so that you can make memes. This was the higher up you go in the censorship industry. When you start looking at the firms who are doing the censoring, you will inevitably see that they are being funded by foreign policy establishment institutions. That is, you start to see that it is actually about control over not just the United States, but really the political ecosystems of all countries around the world in order to make sure that there is no resistance to what you may call a sort of transatlantic security states consensus of how to how to organize a society. And so one of the things I find so disturbing about this is this is not just a theory. This is empirically verifiable by simply going to the website at the national endowment for democracy
All Quiet on the Western Front: A Movie You'll Love and Hate
"Good morning, sunny. Thank you, how's it going? Good, I need to ask you about all quiet on the western front. Which I got from Netflix this week. And it's awfully good and I can't finish it. Instead I've been reading about World War I, you know, a 140,000 French man dead in four days in the first battle of the war, three years later, 20,000 Brits die in one day. They're antietam in their entire history. It's just so grim. What did you make of all quiet on the western front? All quiet on the western front is one of those movies that's very frustrating to me because it's very clearly a well made picture. I admire a lot of it. The shots were very, very well constructed. The editing was very well done. The acting is all very good. And yet I still didn't really like it very much. It really, it just insists upon itself in the sense that, you know, it's a movie about it's a movie with a very specific point. War is bad. And it wars pointless and wars meaningless and it really drives that home over and over and over again to the extent that I really think the most effective part of the film is the opening, I don't know, the first ten or 12 minutes or so, which is I agree. Like a little short story in and of itself, right? The naivete of youth concerning war. Right. So in the opening 12 minutes, there's the sequence in which a young man is basically convinced to go off to war and he goes against the wishes of the parents and he's only 17 and he dies pointlessly and tragically and the next batch of recruits gets his jacket. It's a really well done sequence, but that gets to the whole point of the movie and the rest of the movie is just that ten minutes over and over again.
Brit Hume: Not a Big Fan of Trump's Latest Attack on DeSantis
"Britt Hume doesn't think too highly of the nickname, Brit Hume, pretty level headed guy, usually great analysis out of Washington, D.C., here he was last night on Fox News. Not quite understanding the nickname penchant the president Trump has. Yeah, it's just kind of two guys in the ring sort of striking out at each other with very long distance jabs so far. I think it's likely to get much more intense. It's going to be very interesting to see how Ron DeSantis goes about trying to fend off Trump's attacks, which was so effective against Trump's rivals in 2016, remains to be seen with that strategy will be so far he's basically deflected them. I don't know how long he can keep that up, but it'll be interesting to watch. Yeah, Ron DeSantis. Do you think that's going to stick the sanctimonious? I don't think Ron desantis sounds much different to Sanders. I'm not sure what the point of it is. I don't think I don't think that hurts him in any way. What does it mean? Well, I think it's short for sanctimonious.
"brits" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Attracting disillusioned Brits, the UK's carbon capture power plants at risk of moving and salad imports are down by half. Now the paper review on Bluebird daybreak Europe. The news you need to know from today's papers and the and so is this morning for a look at the newspapers. Starting with the telegraph which has the headline, countries cut cost of citizenship to attract, disillusioned British taxpayers. Now that headline makes me a little bit wary Leon, but tell me about the story. Yes, I will indeed Caroline, and this is all about golden passports, which provide the wealthier ticket to low tax destinations. Now, the telegraph says wealthy families are being driven from Britain by high taxes and lured towards sunny, low tax nations which are caught now cutting the cost of obtaining a citizenship and the newspaper looks at a report by the real estate specialist Aston's, which has found the cost of golden passports has really dropped in many countries, Caroline, the drop was actually the steepest in Malta, where the cost of a citizenship has fallen by 40%, and that since 2020, Malta now requires a minimum investment of 619 pounds into the country in order to get one of these golden passports, Jordan, Saint Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean and Austria are also other countries attracting the wealthy away from Britain. Now speaking to the paper, nisham Shah of the tax specialist blick Rothenberg says the UK has really lost its way as a destination of wealth. However, he also made the argument that the UK still has good schooling a rich history and a strong rule of law, but there we are why golden passports are in the telegraph this morning. Yeah, it's interesting to track this because of course golden passports are controversial in other countries that issue them as well. I mean, the European Union is suing Malta over its golden passport scheme saying that essentially granting EU citizenship in return for prepayments or investments is not compatible with EU law. That's the commission's argument anyway, so even in the places that are offering them, they're often quite controversial. And also look, just even using that phrase, right? Golden passport is kind of controversial because, you know, there is a case to be made that if you want to attract wealthy entrepreneurs that you have to have a door for investor visas for people to be able to move country if that's what you decide to do. So even that terminology is kind of controversial, but a nice story Leanne. Yeah, and there's actually a great piece on the terminal if you want to look up recently from a friend of the show Charlie wells. Who's been talking about how European countries are grappling with this idea of golden visas and not the passport level, but the investment visas and the rules changing about that to do check out that piece by Charlie wells as well. All right, the times newspaper now says incentives could lure drax to the United States. Yes, indeed it Caroline now drax
The Idea of Sending Western Weaponry to Ukraine Is Insane
"Comes to supplying weapons, this is really, this is hugely important. Right at the beginning of the war, I wrote an analytic piece, I think it was for breitbart. And what I said back then, ten months ago, hasn't changed today. The idea that we should be sending that anybody, the Germans, the Brits, or the Americans, should be sending western weaponry to Ukraine and cash is insane. This is a former republic of the Soviet Union. What they need is Soviet era equipment, which is standing in stockpiles in former Warsaw Pact nations like Hungary, like Poland, the Baltic states and Romania. They need to this is the Polish deal. Remember the Polish deal, Poland said, we've got MiG 29s while given to Ukraine if America backfills. Biden says yes and then 48 hours later because he's a feckless senile old get changes his mind. So they should be supplied equipment they know how to use, not Abrams tanks that nobody in Ukraine has ever driven that have 19 different types of oil to run them and that need a resupply chain from America. No, give them Soviet air equipment that we don't want anyway. Give them ammunition and lastly, just because we have a dominance in ISR in intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance when it comes to military satellites give them the target packets to hit the Russians that are on their territory where it hurts.
Kevin McCullough Weighs In on Last Night's State of the Union Address
"I loved about last night was that from the top down. Kevin McCarthy sat behind Joe Biden shaking his head, no. And at times, it looked like the House of Commons, not the halls of Congress that we were in last night. Where the president lied most egregiously, he got called out on it. Give us an example. Well, he tried to say that Republicans were wanting to extend the deficit and ruin the economy and that they were going to try to sunset social security and Medicare. The house nearly came apart. The reaction to those statements was so strong, it was literally like watching the BBC and having one of the Brits bang his shoe on the podium or something. It was really and from that standpoint, I'm kind of glad. The American people need to see that the people that they've sent to Washington aren't just going to sit by and take the same old piles of pablum that they've been asked to swallow in the past.
The Fragility of Joe Biden's Power With Jim Carafano
"Can you cut through the noise and just get to the signal of the last two weeks when it comes to these classified documents? Or maybe most useful is you help us in terms of how other nations look at us when these issues like Afghanistan and withdrawal and everything else. When TSS CI documents are next to the paint cans in the garage. This doesn't look like a serious country, does it? Yeah, so we should let's talk about that person. We'll talk about what's actually going on here because you raise a really good point. Just a few weeks ago, Joe Biden was on top of the world. I mean, he didn't get trusted in the midterms. It was like he basically pushed through a ton of his leftist agenda, so he could turn to the left to say, look, I accomplish what you want. And he was so emboldened. And then to me, it's really careful. So emboldened that even went to the border, of course, had been criticized for not doing that for two years, and now he goes, why? Because you feel so strong and so powerful that it can go to reports lie his way through this and get away with it, right? I am impervious to this. And you have two weeks later, he is really under assault. And I think it shows the fragility of his power. And so I think very much world leaders are back to where they were. Before the midterms worrying about, does this guy really have what it takes? Is he really solid? Is he really the leader of this country? You go from such a seemingly powerful position to stumbling over talking points from his lawyers about the documents. Right. And he has a distracted. And because they don't really think he is a strong foreign policy president, even in Ukraine. We have to remember he was dragged into Ukraine. His national security adviser Sullivan, every day says, let's just cut a deal and get the hell out of there, right? So Brits were embarrassing us in terms of their forward leaning. You know, even look at Iran. I mean, the Europeans have been really tough on sanctioning the Iranians on their human rights abuses. And the administration is almost been adrift. So I think the world opinion is we're back to maybe this isn't the guy that's going to be around in two years and maybe isn't the strongest partner right now. So that's true.
As Prince Harry's book hits shelves, what do the Brits make of it?
"British royal prince Harry's memoir has finally hit the shelves. After weeks of hype and days of leaks, readers have the chance to judge Harry's book for themselves, spare went on sale around the world on Tuesday in Britain, a few stores opened early to sell spare to die hard royal divers and the merely curious Caroline linen, a 59 year old customer who'd waited at a London bookshop from 6 a.m., says she simply interested in all it contains. I want to be surprised by it. And nothing shocks me so far. I've had two I've watched the both of the interviews on TV. And I'm not shocked by anything. So I
"brits" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"More at IBKR dot com slash RIA crypto. Influential conversations from Bloomberg television. Here's Anna Edwards. Joining us now is Sonia Martin DZ bank chief FX strategist. What do you think is in the driving seat for the pound right now? Well, we obviously had massive volatility for the events in September and it's calmed down considerably I have to stay I'm a bit surprised how well the currency has been able to recover because while things have settled down a bit in Westminster, obviously there remain plenty of risks ahead. I mean, UK is heading into a major recession. You think that there's a severe recession in the UK. I mean, even the government technologies that we are probably in recession right now. And we heard that from the Chancellor speaking in the House of Commons, how bad does it get do you think Sonya? What gets quite bad? I mean, obviously the Bank of England was at the forefront of that forecast, which is very unusual. I mean, normally central banks tend not to be their pessimistic on their own economy and the Bank of England was a real exception there coming out with a very aggressive recession forecast early on in the game. So it's going to get bad. But the thing is, let's face it, it's going to be about everywhere else too. I mean, recession in the UK isn't exactly an outstanding factor. We have a recession in Europe. We have recession in the U.S.. So there are many countries that are going to be facing recessions over the winter. And then only very moderate recoveries after that, because inflation remains very high, consumers are suffering from high prices of consumption will remain subdued. So it's going to be a difficult year 2023, I think. Here, more conversations like this one on Bloomberg television, streaming live on Bloomberg dot com and on the Bloomberg mobile app. Or check your local cable listings. Markets, headlines, and breaking news, 24 hours a day. At Bloomberg dot com, the Bloomberg business app and at Bloomberg quick tape. This is a Bloomberg business flash. Nathan Hager futures are holding steady ahead of the latest fed minutes and ahead of a slew of economic data this day before Thanksgiving. We checked the markets every 15 minutes during the trading day on Bloomberg, S&P futures are up a single point right now, Dow futures up ten, NASDAQ futures are lower down by one point. Ten year treasuries down one 32nd, the yield 3.76%, yield on the two year 4.53%, nymex crude is down 2% now down to 64 $79 31 cents a barrel, comic scroll down two tenths percent or $2 60 cents at 1752 20 announced, the Euro 1.0316 against the dollar the yen one 41.43. Deer shares are something we're keeping an eye on now with profit expected to search to a record next year soaring farm profits continue to stoke tractor demand world's largest maker of agriculture machinery says net income for the fiscal year will be between 8 and 8 and a half $1 billion. That's after deer reported fourth quarter earnings that beat the average analyst estimate. That's the Bloomberg business flash, and now here's Michael Barr, with more on what's going on around the world, Michael. Nathan, thank you very much, 7 people, including the gunmen are dead and several injured in a shooting last night at a Walmart store in Chesapeake, Virginia, a statement from Walmart
Ukrainian Troops Locked in Combat Along the East, Waiting for Weapons
"Washington compost Kyiv Ukraine Ukraine forces locked in a grinding battle for control of the country's east struggled to hold off Russian troops and buy themselves some time Yesterday while they await the arrival of the advanced rockets and anti aircraft weapons promised by the west Now I want to thank the Brits who have been really at the front of this I want to thank many of the once captured nations in Eastern Europe our closest allies in Europe actually like the polls and so forth I want to thank the tiny little Balkan states Finland I want to thank even these formerly neutral states They see what's taking place And now finally we've said hey you know what And the problem is you get these medium range rockets now with the pinpoint precision And the good artillery It takes weeks to get them in the field and get them where they need to be and train these guys to do this Weeks So when they wait this is what happens
Brit Hume: We Can Only Hope Media Will Do More to Learn About Hunter
"And he dove into this last night, talking with Brett bair on Fox News channel. Well, it was something they said they couldn't touch. And they said they couldn't touch because it was not verified. Of course, news organizations pick up stories that some other news organizations have reported. They don't necessarily claim them as their own, but they report that the other news organization has said this. But when the New York Post reported a hundred Biden's laptop and its contents, everybody said, oh, we can't touch that. We can't touch that. Now The New York Times and The Washington Post have discovered there's a lot to this story and they're always was a lot to this story. I guess we should say better late than never to those news organizations and because they have big they have big staffs and they can delve into a story like this. So let's hope they do more. Well, I suspect they will do more because the investigation is evidently multifaceted. And I hope they get to the bottom of it, but then again, I always hope they'd get to the bottom of the corruption of the Clinton family. I always hope they'd get to the corruption of Nancy Pelosi and her wealthy wealthy husband. Their investing in stocks that you know there is so much insider garbage that goes on, how does somebody go into Congress a hundred years ago and come out a multi multi multi millionaire?
Sen. Ted Cruz: U.S. Has Limited Weapons to Ukraine Since Obama Admin
"And then you know I don't get the sense that we are providing the Ukrainians with the military equipment they're begging for or the incredibly courageous president of Ukraine wouldn't have to keep asking for it And I get the sense also that the Europeans are providing more weaponry than we are Do we know I don't know So we don't know the specifics We know several things We know number one going back to Barack Obama Barack Obama repeatedly refused to give Ukraine any lethal military aid even after Russia invaded Ukraine invaded Crimea in 2014 Obama was sending them blankets and teddy bears And I and others in the Senate were leading the fight to send lethal military aid and Obama blocked it Fast forward to Joe Biden Biden last year twice halted the shipments of military aid to Ukraine Once in April once in December Biden did both of those because he was trying to negotiate with Russia and he thought that by cutting Ukraine off from military assistance that Russia would be likely to make a deal He doesn't understand that Putin and all bullies in tyrants They don't respect weakness And I can tell you in January there was a bipartisan group of senators that went to Ukraine and when we got when they got there and there were cameras and toe that were filming everything They were unloading shipments of lethal military aid from the United Kingdom because the Brits had stepped forward and were providing military aid to Ukraine and they were so ashamed by the camera showing the UK stepping up and doing what the U.S. should do that Biden finally began providing some military aid but we need to do much much more We need to be providing them with stingers and javelins and significant numbers
What is Russia Trying to Achieve?
"The Biden administration seems to be getting ready to participate in a war over the Ukraine. Now, the Biden people have already sent over to Ukraine close to 200,000 pounds of lethal aid, ammunition, all kinds of stuff. This is for the kind of frontline Ukrainian troops to be able to block any Russian well incursion to use the word that Biden himself used. Now the Ukrainians are saying, look, war is not imminent. We're not saying that, but there's no question that there is a big Russian build up on the Ukraine border, a 100,000 troops, in fact, that's almost the exact number that the soul that the Russians used decades ago to invade in Afghanistan. But what is Russia's objective here? What are they trying to achieve? According to the intelligence agencies from Britain and Britain generally has better intelligence than the United States. That's partly because I guess they maybe aren't as woke as we are in the CIA, but another reason is that of course Britain is closer to the scene of the action and by and large, and this goes back decades, French intelligence, British intelligence tends to be a little bit more on the money than U.S. intelligence. Anyway, the Brits think that Russia is not trying to occupy Ukraine in a kind of conventional military style, but rather to replace the Ukrainian government with a party with a government that is entirely pro Russian. The party they have in mind is a small party called nashi, which is so small, it has no seats in the Ukrainian parliament, but those are the guys that the Russians want to install. I mean, think of the way that the Soviets installed, for example, Yara was kind of a puppet in Poland. This is evidently a Putin's playbook in a new situation.
"brits" Discussed on The Archive Project
"Alternative ashes chasing one. It's really fascinating to you. So catcher mike early combined hunter and what he was somebody who's originally a very minor character but once i go to sleep the i love writing in happening this perspective of this. You know bounty hunter which is probably as far away from who i am is the fictional character can be I share nothing in common with him. And i really loved his voice and be in his hands matching his role in the story. So you'll see characters like that will pop up and really grab you in those pictures that you do me. A lot of the writing process about recognizing that recognizing the difference between interests and And decided to go in the direction of what's really exciting. And i think. I am always more interested in writing about relationships than i am in writing about characters solves. Gem would a lot about the characters alone. Enjoy that but also i love relationships. I wanna see dynamic duos. I wanna see People who Bring out interesting things in each other people who make life difficult for each other. I think that's one of the things that i really liked about book is that you have these pairings of characters often. In in a way that generates it generates tension when these people are together in a room alone. you don't know twin happens reader but also reveals who they are and for me. It's about finding those types of dynamics and finding the sex of relationships in which characters are going to bounce off each other in interesting ways and prioritizing or spending time with those characters in alignment. So i just try to be open minded and i tried to divorce myself from any previous notion that i have what i planned from book and religious followed. Who's exciting to me in. Who kind of jump off. H so agree with brad. And not like i feel like in the vanishing affleck. Excitement is really palpable. In it draws you in as a reader and it really makes you want to spend time in that world on my end. I think my process similar in that. I'm really only interested in four or five things so the question of power you extra those things for her on writing the same over and over again like. How do i come up with a narrative. I live in that. I want to spend time in always on the forefront of my mind but i knew with memorial i think the three things off hand like i knew that there was an emotional pocket that i wanted narrative to end up in. Although i did not know how i would get there. I knew that meets go. Who is mike's mom. She would be the emotional center of a novel. A lot of ways. Because it is novel of arrivals and departures benson and mike who are sort of romantic douro at the center of it. They don't spend very much time in the same place over the course of the book and maximum is who ties them together in a lot of ways in many ways she sees more than they see of one another and i think the third thing that i know off hand was that i wanted to give as close to equal credence to mike and ben as i could in the current draft like the final one that people have in their hands than has about eleven hundred more words. More than mike in like. It was like the goal of mine to get as close to one to one as possible. But i wasn't good enough to do that but it was really important to me like to come up with a relationship through which we like the reader like the audience. Like you didn't walk away thinking like okay like this whole relationship. Israeli government to call bends fault or vice versa. It's all bikes fault or saved. It was solely solely due to balance and trying not to lean into that meant to me. I felt that. I couldn't illustrate their relationship from a prescriptive lens partly because be really productive partly because that wasn't the world that i wanted to occupy for the length of writing on the novel and i think that had to finish it to figure out where it would ultimately end up because i just didn't know that you know once i did end up there like that was the end of Took some time to get there. So as far as developing the characters. A lot of why impetus for writing. The book was to see who the characters were and where they would end up because they were just that interesting to me. You know so much of Drafting process is trying to build a world in trying to find characters. That are that interesting to me. That i'm willing to sit with them for three years or however long at you know because it's important to follow your obsessions. Follow your concerns. If everything's you feel as though you know you're you're that wedded to them perhaps Now that's the route to follow or at least it was for memorial tapping into romantic relationships with came up. I adore and i cannot say it enough door. Door reese and jud they're like the healthiest couple. I've read in a book by other because it was just a relief to re of and it's not as though vanishing half to me was dislike traumatizing book. I didn't ingested in that way. But i have to say when we got to those passages there was such a security there even though that they respectively had their own insecurities right but together. None of that seemed to really matter because the love was so deep for those two and then we have candy. Who's chasing something. And i'm curious about if you can speak to this and i say that a lot because i don't wanna like kinda put pressure on authors to answer things that may come off as hypotheticals but with reese and jud and then we have kennedy and what dude seems to be very aware of herself and it is again coming from negative space right of being raised in mallard where kennedy is so uncertain of self and she has such privilege. And i don't know like can you speak a little bit into that kind of creating bear kind of respective.
"brits" Discussed on The Archive Project
"Brian. But i'll tell it separately And i'm really curious about i mean generational. Novels are really might my jam. You know. that's my brother. Unlike it's telling us you know stories over one hundred years. I am soul. That is my book that end in the vanishing half when we have the twin sisters and they have the daughters and viewpoints that. We're getting a trying to understand one. Another and i'm curious how you kind of pursued that our new from the outset or and i sometimes feel like this is an unfair question for authors of like did you know throughout the whole process of writing it or did your characters direct you to these. Everyone's different but i am curious if you were able to speak to that of tapping into those perspectives of what those stellan kennedy and jud and desharnais. We're kind of thinking of and what what they were kind of moving towards for themselves in the vanishing. How yeah. I didn't know at all. I thought that the book would only be about the sisters. I thought it'd be half of the book would be deserted after would be style. That would be nice at me. of course it never Tout to be that symbol. Usually we are working on something. As i was working on res- i was really interested in their daughters jude desert. Jude is the child that you literally need. I page walks. I knew i was interested in her. Experience would be like growing up in this really toxic in violent environment of valley And then later became interested on the opposite side of bathrooms. Stella's daughter dr growing up in this white ritzy community in la with his hurt point. So i kind of discovered that hard to the process that i wanted it to be generation story. I wanted the story to kind of passing the baton from character to character. And you were just following these mostly women drop their wives. I love those types of stories. I think what you're saying is the idea that they're being. These missed conversations of between and among generations. I think people talking past each other failing to actually talk to each other can nationalize something. I've always been really fascinating by. So i love the idea of being able to explore it within family was a very fractured. Very complicated and brian. With benson and mike there's such a level of evasiveness that is somewhat triggering. Very relatable for me. Brian which is a compliment. That's a high. That's high praise but benson and mike there's this inability to talk to their parents are to actually be in the same room at some moments with their their parents to actually have those as brits said miss conversations. Can you speak a little bit to that of of like how you wanted. Or maybe how that just kind of organically came about in the processes. Were looking at benson. And mike's relationship in them as individuals. And how you might have wanted to talk about. Those generational divides i mean. I think the fruits description was just so lovely. You know like on my end. I usually have what i want to do. And then there's what actually happens. And there's a pretty significant rift between the two but at some point it made a sort of sounds that i wanted to write a narrative about communication in a lot of ways and the different ways the characters communicate with one another so been and mike and meets go. Who's mike's mom they. Oftentimes are reaching toward one another and oftentimes they in just short and not because of a lack of effort but any number of circumstances. Keep them from closing that gap whether it's a literal mistranslation whether to serve metaphorical mistranslation. So the question of how they fill that gap was one that stuck with me throughout writing book whether it was through texting with one. Another whether it's sending another photos whether it's through the language of cooking the act of cooking for someone giving them nourishment comfort and pleasure threw out and trying to see how characters connected with one another when there were barriers between them was a overarching concern for each of them. Because i wanted to have each character in a position that they have the capacity for connection and they had the capacity for love. I didn't want it to be a question of whether or not. They could so much as just how because that. How was the narrative that i wanted to read and i also didn't want to have a narrative that was operating in binary As far as what a relationship whether familial or romantic should look like one way or another or it was like a good or a bad one. You know Even if folks in each character's lasted in perhaps have the language to reach toward them. I didn't want them to be cast off by way of that. One of them constantly to be reaching toward one another so that the question of whether they're advances will be accepted whether they be able to bridge that gap or whether each party will have to make a reconciliation with one another rate when a queer son is trying to build a relationship with his father who doesn't have a language is mildly homophobic but is trying a narrative in which that father is just sort of castoff and esteemed as bad is not the one that i'm interested in reading and it certainly nothing what i'm interested in writing because there are layers at think within that relationships really parsing the layers between folks attempting to come together and whether they can or not was really important across generations and also just or local like within the same household so cases and both of you think very thoughtfully obviously about the work that you produce and what. You're gifting us in terms of the books. Bet you you publish and bring into the world. And i'm curious about how the evolution of character-building happens for each of you because if it is mired in a a lot i read just say as the kids. It's a lot of who these characters are and what their journey is really going to actually present for them in terms of what they're learning what they're seeing who they're engaging with as you both have said at and and what you really want to present in this story. What is the story about. And it can't be that simplistic it's just not possible. Maybe it's really big question to ask you in this forum. But can you speak to that case picked a little bit about the character development like brit. You mentioned that you thought this was just gonna be about the twin sisters and how like. How did it actually go for you. In terms of the writing process aunt or revision process of like implementing those additional people and also brian. I'm curious if mike section was always part of this book because it was a little bit surprising for me. I read it on on a kindle. So you know. I don't necessarily get the flip through in the same way at i was like. Oh we're hearing for mike now. This is interesting. And i actually. I love benson's voice so much because he just sounds he sounds like my best in all honesty. I'm like you you you tell them you're mad benson and then i'm hearing from mike actually really wanted to learn from and i think after us living with someone like benson you get used to it and because you believe and understand where he's coming from but we of do need.
"brits" Discussed on The Archive Project
"We feature a conversation. Brit bennett and brian. Washington moderate by jennifer baker took place as part of the portland book festival in november. Twenty twenty in the number one new york times bestselling novel the vanishing half brit bennett. Weaves together multiple strands and generations of a family from the south to california from the nineteen fifties to the nineteen nineties. It's a story that considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes her character's decisions desires and expectations in brian. Washington's novel memorial. Mike and vincent our young men whose world is turned inside out as they find themselves living apart and forced to discover their own truths are moderator jennifer baker and she guides the conversation both into questions of craft like how and why these writers critic novels with multiple narrators and just how much of their books they discovered in the writing and she also dives into the central themes. Both these books race love family inheritance choice consequence and how about an amex of relationships are shaped by them and a little later in our show. You'll also hear amanda bullock our director of public programs fielding audience questions here's our moderator jennifer baker. Thank you so much. I'm just want to emphasize how excited and happy. I am to share a virtual space with you too because your books are two of my favorite that come out this year so i feel very honored and humbled to be able to even join a discourse with you both so i wanna start at the beginning because i am fascinated with beginnings. And it's interesting. 'cause both your stories start with arrivals and departures even in the first lines of your respective books. That's just like it. Hits in the immediacy and i'm curious about how y'all settled onto that 'cause i don't want to presume that this was how it was from the outset or or anything about your writing methods and revision practices but was there something specific once you did settle on these respective beginnings that you wanted to kind of let us as readers know about these characters and the relationship that we're going to be seeing over the course of your respective books and brit. Would you like to start us off. Sure Yes usually with beginnings are usually kind of no high. Wanna start something. I never know humbling in anything. But i usually have a good idea. I won't start in this book. I really. I love books that are about women returning from someplace under mysterious circumstances. So i love mysterious return I love book where somebody has returned. Nobody really understands why they're back in what they've done. All of those texts questions so knew that. I wanted to start with one of the twin sisters returning to this hometown and now happened also returning with her daughter. Who's dark skin not causing a stir in the town now on my am. I think the. I'm really fascinated with the way that communities come together or particularly when their communities that one might first glance not immediately associate with one another so while a new that there would be an arrival at the beginning of the book. I think i had to write it. In order to see that there would be departure at the end also not only a departure but a sort of why they're leaving rate and under what circumstances in how the world has changed by way of their having spent time in that space It's romance between the two young men and one of their mothers comes to sort of help them along within that relationship. She's the one who is arriving at one point And she has to make this decision to stay or leave and each of the sons to varying degrees also make the decision so that of mute movement really fueled where the novel went or didn't and that was really interesting to me. Hey speaking of movement brian. I wonder about regions too because brit mallard is such a firm character and it really holds a firm place in how people operate especially jude. Who is the dark skin daughter of desharnais who returns in the very beginning and benson and mike. And the rival of mike's mother at the beginning of his book and also that you know culture differentiation. Right that benson doesn't know how to operate in this in this. At least that's how. I was reading and it seemed like that's how he was expressing like not. Okay don't know how to handle this and and is there something respectively about being stationary but also trying to find that level of movement. Where you're figuring out who you are for your characters. Did they have to leave to figure something out for themselves or do you feel like that was kind of critical to people's respective stories bryant switch. That's such a great question. I think the. I'm really concerned with this idea of home. In the ways that home can shift for a character. That's geographic place whether that's a family whether that's a history or whether home is feeling for a particular character and how that feeling can change as characters move from one context to another so. I think that they had to leave their respective contacts if not their respective geographic points Mike leaves One region goes to another incomes back. Ben doesn't really go anywhere as far as like a major geographic shift is concerned but they're both finding themselves in radically different contexts from the one that they begin with at the beginning of narrative. So this question of who a person is when they're no longer told who they're meant to be or whether no longer within the context Upon them are told them they have to be. A certain way was really important to me. So even if not a sort of physical displacement. I think that a shift needed to occur for everyone of the characters in order for them to have sort of foundation to look back on so they can see where they came from. Love that i think that idea of movement leading to these ships identity. It's not always necessary for it to find was saying. But i love stories that do that and ending in this look at these twin sisters do from the small hometown. It is very profitable ways. They both leave that town together. And then kind of scattered in their separate ways in one returns at the beginning of the book so that question of who they become back is equal separation. Not physical movement is an impetus to them changing into them entering onto their separate paths as while some of the other characters in the buck that separation from your family and from your community and the freedom Afford you in determining who you are free from a from those social pressures. That's really important for a lot of characters in the book. But i also was really interested in what does raise experiences like returning. She has kind of gone out into the world become a different person and then returned to her home. And what is the way in which that return something that also shapes her in a way that her sisters departure sheet a specific question for you brett in regards to the generational. Pov's that were granted in the vanishing half and how we're hearing from the mother daughter perspective and i have a kind of similar cut question for you in this regard.
"brits" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"You keep a secret? Bad, bad girl? It's confessions with Donna and Steve. My confession on my talk 171. Well, our confessional question has gone over like a bag of rocks on Facebook Question reads. Tell us about a time that you showed up overdressed or underdressed for an event on and Steve posted two hours. Is a go. Let me see if I can sift through all of the no responses we have. We have a few emails. It's okay. And an email from a friend. The subject says. Oh, this Steve. Donna, don't let him bother you. I can smell him through the radio. Yeah, You're welcome. Like car probably stinks like whale oil or something Funky. Wait a minute, will, uh, from the bring in Rhode do You know, we'd Intense man. I'm going to show you the bottle for club Dunaway, which we did find out. I think does have, like whale innards or something like that in it or something. Okay, He's going to get it right. We do have emails coming in for our Facebook question. Which is our confession today today. We want to know when you have you over or under dressed for an occasion. Okay. Felicia says hi. Not me. Sure, Felisha, but I had such second hand embarrassment. I felt horrible. I was in junior high. I was at its dance. Apparently one girl didn't get the memo that it wasn't a formal dance were all in cut off Jean shorts and she showed up in a limo and a bowl. She walked in, looked around and was mortified. Ran out crying. I still feel bad for her. Oh, that breaks my heart. Art. Oh, no. That's very sad. You know, Um Elizabeth and I have interviewed some people for producer positions on twin cities live over the years. And we're usually just dragging ourselves in. Well, usually interview them on the twin Cities Live set, you know, just like in our little fake living room. And then you know, Sure enough, they're just fully business Formal pantsuits situation. She's got tears in her jeans and a graphic T And, Yeah, I look like hobo chic or my hair's fuzzy and it's a loose sweatshirt. What do you do? I don't know. I think that means we're underdressed. They're dressed appropriately for professional job interview. It's an US problem Well We've got something from Rocco's buddy. Tony. Oh, yeah. This friend of mine from England, Um That she's talking about a friend of hers from England who went to her fancy banks Christmas party in New York City. And it said Fancy dress, which for the Brits means Costume party. And not a toxin gown. They came into tomato costumes. Mm uh, no longer with him. Oh, my gosh. Somebody has to say that. Fancy dress means costume party. Um, tomatoes? Uh,.
"brits" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"Our NATO allies are very angry with regard to what Joe Biden Did in Afghanistan with regard to the withdrawal of US troops. 21 minutes past the hour, six o'clock talk with Darryl would 809 239385. 809 23 double u D. T K Despite the fact that Mr Biden still trying to convince people that we are okay with our NATO allies. You should understand where things really stand. Nigel Farage is the former U. K Brexit leader who says that when it comes to where we stand with The Brits, and not so good. Biden came to the G seven here in the UK America is back, and they all said, Oh, isn't it marvelous? We've got rid of that nasty, Mr Trump. We've got Biden. It's all going to be great, Actually, what Biden has done. He's taking America back to total isolationism because not only As the offended us the British and we do have a very special relationship. He's called the whole future of NATO into doubt. Nobody. I mean, honestly, nobody could trust the Americans right now, in terms of getting involved in any military engagements, because clearly he's not a man of his word. He made promises, but the G seven that he broke with the unilateral withdrawal from Afghanistan and so America is isolated and friendless and America may well be a big, strong, powerful rich country. But everybody needs friends in the world. So I think the irony is that the so called internationalist Democrats, actually there the isolationists and it was Donald Trump, who was constantly reaching out coastal E on the telephone and traveling the world pursuing what was actually a very successful U S foreign policy. I know there's some people whose heads are exploding right now. To hear that kind of high praise for the trump foreign policy, But it was foreign policy that yielded the right kind of results. And then there is former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Many people as a result of what Anistan are going to have a deep down As to whether we can be relied upon. That is not a good thing. Your your friends should have confidence. And your foes should always be worried. And the trouble with this decision is that our friends are now Anxious. And those people opposed to us feel heartened by it, and that is not a good place to be agreement of February 2020 made by the previous American administration with the Taliban. It was conditional on changes of behavior by the Taliban, and they broke the terms of that agreement. I mean, literally, without any compunction. Whatever so I think it's important to realize this is not something we needed to do. But we've got to realize we were in a situation where our engagement was dramatically different from where it was 10 years ago. Never mind 20 years ago. And where we could have managed the situation and the problem with what what's happened now, this is this is my worry is it's not just about the Afghan people and our obligation to them. And obviously, you know you feel I mean, distressed when you see when you see people realizing what they're going to lose as a result of the Taliban coming back into power, But it's not just about the Afghan people. It's about us and our security. Because you've now got this group back in charge of Afghanistan. They will give Um, protection and soccer to Al Qaeda. You've got Isis already in the country trying to operate at the same time. You know, you look around the world. And the only people really cheering this decision of the people hostile to Western interests. I think that says it all. 809 239385 because anybody with any common sense inside this country can't be cheering. What has happened over the last 2.5 to 3.5 weeks with regard to U. S withdrawal from Afghanistan and the fact that we have Americans on the ground now being held hostage, which is why the mainstream news media are not talking about this situation. There are hostages on the ground in bizarre E Sharif right now, and it's Joe Biden's fault. 809 239385 809 to 3 double U D T K. Yeah, you've got at least six chartered airplanes ready to take off sitting on the tarmac. And they can't go, and if they can't go, that means that they're being held against their wills. Not that they don't have the fuel. It's not that they don't have what they need to get from point A to B. It's not like they don't have a place They can go and make it land. But the Taliban won't let them go. A word by any other name. A situation by any other name would still be called. Hostage. 809 239385 Johnson Chesterfield, John, Thanks for the call. Oh, I just want to say this administration is in moments from Afghanistan Southern border from Covid needles that are coming in here Now. Everywhere you turn. There are wrecking ball, and it's pretty soon that Joe's lackeys are not gonna be able supporting global because if you pay attention to the sports, the New York Mets New York Yankees they were having the you know they have built Biden things going on in the NFL. Hmm. They just They just want to get us back in the faster. They just want to show everybody up. They don't want to talking is what's going on because they're in over their heads, and they know we see it. And they don't know what to do now, so everything with them is just panic and wrecking ball approaches. Everything you're doing, That's all I got, John. Thank you. I think that was a brilliant statement, sir. A brilliant summation and you mentioned something there. We're going to talk about it in just a few moments, and that's there's I don't know this kind of push back that's going on around the country. Yeah, a Major league baseball game. You've got people. Chanting F. Joe Biden now started on college campuses last weekend at football games, and one wondered whether or not the trend would continue. And the answer that question folks is yes, because at the Auburn Tigers game of this weekend, this is what it sounded like hiding. You don't have to use your imagination.
First Civilian Flight Departs Afghanistan Following U.S. Withdrawal
"Not sure if we should have seen this coming. I certainly didn't see this coming but look this plane. We're going to see on your screen right here right here. This is a cutter. Airways boeing seventy seven. Excuse me boeing seven seven seven That is the first passenger flight to depart from the main airport in afghanistan kabul airport since. Us troops withdrew from afghanistan last month. The scene at kabul airport today was markedly different from what we saw. Just weeks ago Instead of us marines we had taliban fighters patrolling runways. The talibans white flags or surrounding the airport on those flagpoles the fact that. Us forces are in control. There and the taliban clearly are today. One hundred and thirteen people including americans canadians brits germans ukrainians all left on that cutter airways boeing seven. Seven flight flew out of kabul and landed in doha in cutter. More flights out flights out again have started. Maybe not just this one may be more to come in a statement today. Secretary of state anthony blinken said that today's flight quote was the result of the departments regular close engagement with our regional partners particularly with the cutlery authorities and taliban officials said today that another flight is expected to take off tomorrow that the taliban is expecting to let it go for its part. The biden news station says it won't divulge details about any upcoming flights due to what they called the ongoing terrorist threat to such operations. Clearly it is still a very fluid situation there. But by all appearances the evacuation flights from kabul appear to be back on as of today with the likelihood that more flights will continue at least tomorrow and maybe beyond that and that is something
Civilian Plane Departs Kabul With Over 20 Americans
"The first international passenger flights depart kabul since the us military withdrawal landed in cutter today again. This flight was non-military was an actual commercial airliner. Those on board included americans brits canadians germans italians ukrainians the qatari assistant foreign minister telling nbc news. Another flight from kabul may take off as early as
"brits" Discussed on The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Pubcast
"Beer wine. Hybrid co fermented beer. That is probably not gonna see on a lot of topless. But i've never seen it. It's fun it reminded me of a brewery that used to be in denver And they call them own beers yet. I can't remember the name of that brewery but they had horizontal tanks and their survey tanks horizontal. They had bags and they actually pushed the beer with air with compressed air and because there were bags that kept the air. You know what i mean. Yeah yeah but yeah but that was they. Were almost exclusively wine beer hybrids interesting. Yeah this is just like little side projects that we do. I mean i think we you know this is two barrel. So maybe maybe three barrels of beer at the end of the day three and a half barrels. So it's it's tiny but but they're fun and they're unique and they're kind of the people who like seem to like inquirer fiscal. So how do you serve those in in in these. Yeah coup glasses and it's bowel condition as well okay. So you know it's You know we'd like you have a you have a bordeaux blend symphony. Or if i remember rightly there's The border with a traditional bordeaux petite. are Merlot and cabernet. I think and then another one was zinfandel and karen carignan or so. The juice from so now. Yes when after that first year of trying like literally pulling grape skins out of a barrel at the end of the year for like two hours in the a cold rain outside. I said from now on. We're going to go over there and they're going to press. Press the grapes for me. We take that. Fresh juice added to our barrels top. It off at the food or refinance and then we we save some must or i guess you know it's called pomace. It's the skins of the grapes. Okay and then Freeze that and then at the end of the year. If we feel that the beer needs some more tannin's we can. We can kind of almost dry happen. Hannon's tannin's tenant the tannin that's the stuff that was supposed to give you a headache right in the stuff that makes your mafia-like had green tea. You know it's.
"brits" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The Brits have crowns, and the Crown is a popular television series produced by Brits. Their movie and TV industry, though, is going through some other kind of drama will explain next time on marketplace. And you can hear marketplace that's coming up at four o'clock this afternoon. It's 2 49 and the world continues on KQED Public radio. Marco, where manure with the world The civil war in northern Ethiopia has taken another turn to gray and rebels pushed into the neighboring Amhara region on Tuesday. Now the Ethiopian government says it's ending a ceasefire. And going on the offensive. It is a complex chessboard with quickly moving pieces. We turned to Michelle Gavin, a senior fellow for African studies at the Council on Foreign Relations to try and make sense of things. My colleague Carol Hill spoke with her earlier today. Michelle. The Ethiopian government says it's ending the ceasefire with two ground forces and going on the offensive. Why did they make that decision? Well, it's clear that the two grey enforces intend to try and recapture territory that used to be understood as part of Tigre and that since the fighting broke out last November, has been taken over by AM Hora Forces, another ethnic group in Ethiopia and Claimed as part of Amhara. So though there has been a unilateral ceasefire on the part of the government, the fighting has not actually stopped to grain. Defense forces have continued to try and reclaim territory, so this appears to be something of a red line or the federal government. Orient me on this. We hear about the Amhara to dry the Ethiopian forces kind of who are the players and where geographically, do they? They sit here. So you have the two grand forces. Then you had the federal forces of Ethiopia. You also had Eritrean military forces crossing the border and assisting those federal Ethiopian forces. And finally, you had and horror essentially militia forces. Local Forces from the Amhara region, which does border Tigre. And there's long been tension about whose land is whose, particularly in that Western part of what on a map you would see as teak, right? The Tigre enforces. Having you know, recaptured a great deal of their territory from the Ethiopian federal forces have pledged to sort of continue their campaign to reclaim territory and to push out All of these armed groups that were essentially aligned against them. That means the Eritreans and it also means those Amhara forces. So should we understand at this point that since Prime Minister a B Ahmed has has Ended the ceasefire that he's going to again sand Ethiopian federal forces in to try to kind of quell this mess well, it certainly looks that way. It's very clear that the Amhara are not interested in relinquishing the territory that they had gained control over without a fight. There are reports even that other forces perhaps some Romo armed forces, who are not typically part of the federal military might also be brought into the fight to push back on the two grands. So it's it remains to be seen exactly what Prime Minister Abby can muster in terms of a coalition to re engage this fight. But what is sort of painfully clear is that the violence is by no means over. Okay, let's look at the to grind rebel forces for a second, you know, after really being diminished by Ethiopian government forces and also those who came in from Eritrea, they then regained their capital medically. I mean, to be kind of blunt. Why weren't they satisfied with retaking the capital of the region and just being done with it? Well, I think there's a tremendous amount of resentment in Tigre about atrocities that have been committed during this campaign. I certainly am. I'm not suggesting that any of the parties to the conflict are completely innocent in terms of war crimes, But it is very clear that some truly horrific crimes have been committed against the tea green people against to grant civilians. Sexual violence, war crimes by any definition. And so I think perhaps there is also a sentiment integrate that is intolerable essentially to allow any of the forces associated with those crimes to continue operating on what, what they believed to be two grand soil. What are the chances for a peaceful resolution here in your mind? What has to happen to kind of stem this from growing into something really, really tragic. It's clear the air a trained forces have to get out of of Ethiopia. That's just a a toxic element to this equation. You know, Ethiopia just came out of federal election process that was not inclusive entirely of because obviously there was no voting in Tigre that wasn't voting in some other restive Parts of the country. It's going to be important to acknowledge that that electoral process was insufficient right to address this kind of underlying Political tensions, arguments about the autonomy of individual regions. These are incredibly important issues that at their heart are political, so there has to be some kind of political process, rule governed process to work through them, and that's particularly difficult right now when You still have a situation Where that the Tigre ins are considered terrorists by the federal Ethiopian state. It's very hard to engage in a rule governed process with a group you've totally delegitimized. So there are a lot of roadblocks to what ultimately, I is the only avenue out of this mess that I can see which really is about political dialogues. Michelle Gavin. Thanks so much. Thanks for having me. That was Michelle Gavin, senior fellow for Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, speaking with my colleague Carol Hill's about the conflict in northern Ethiopia. Finally today, a tale as old as time. That's how musician Marvin Brooks starts his latest track. One breath really saw this time myself is told so all the told itself more..
"brits" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"But you do quote Lincoln saying all honor to Jefferson to the man who in the concrete pressure of the struggle for national independence by single people, had the coolness forecast and capacity and introduced into a merely revolutionary document. An abstract truth applicable to all men in all times and so to embalm it there that today and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling block to very harming. Er is a reappearing tyranny and oppression all honor to Jefferson, despite the fact he's a hypocrite. Stabilize and I'm you know, people want me to something agreed to them that we should tear down the Jefferson Memorial because he he was a racist. He believed that black sport and how hand period and he was a hypocrite because he had a social relationship with monotonous slave Sally Hemings. We now know that's that's true beyond a reasonable doubt. And, um Uh, but I say to them Look, you don't want to tear down the jokes and the more you don't want to take his face off now Rushmore because she wrote the magic words of American history. And they are the words that underlies the entire civil rights movement and underlies the limit for gender equality and for sexual equality in for racial equality, and that that's That's where the best the mother lode back there, and it comes into existence at this time as part of the cause. And then, when Martin Luther King does eventually give this I have a dream speech, he says. I'm coming to collect on a promissory notes written by Thomas Jefferson beautifully argued in the cause. I think it will be of great use in this moment in America, where people are struggling to figure out how to square Because it can't be squared slavery with our founding. On the other hand, you write the cause can't be squared with itself. And I think of the Yang Yang designed. The cause is about freedom, and it's about nationalism. It's about the states and it's about the national I would have been a continental ist. I hope I'm in Ohio and in the notes that were probably deluding ourselves. Yes, I minority When the war ended. The United States was plural. Now that is the United States are, um and we have been in the minority. We were nationalists. Washington Hamilton. We're and John Marshall John Adams are nationalists. The lesson they learned from the war is we must get the revolution must produce a nation. And if they're in the minority in 17 83. When we come back our last segment I don't want the Brits to or the French or the Germans not to get there do so. I'm going to talk about Carlton, then Cornwallis. We're going to talk about Rochambeau, and we're going to talk about von Steuben because it's all about the immigrant says Hamilton pointed out Don't go anywhere. America Be right back with Professor Joseph Ellis. His new book is the Cars Don't go anywhere. America. I'm going to be back with more of Joseph Ellis. I do want you to, though on this fifth of July, Remember Job Creators Network President Biden is basically declared a new war on the small business owners of America's. He wants to do away with stepped up basis. And every small business owner out there has to be worried about this, because if you intend to leave your small business to your kids, that ain't gonna happen. Stepped up basis is built in the tax code. It's been there for decades. It's the promise on which home ownership in small business development are built, which is the value of the business is revalued when you and your spouse die, and your kids don't have to pay tax. On the stepped up basis basis. They pay it on the bait. If they sell it, it's worth more than when they inherited it. Yeah, they'll pay tax on that, but they're not going to have to sell the business or the house because you died. It stepped up bases stays in the tax cut and job Creators Network is working on that, In fact, We've just absolutely to win that. Joe Biden did not know what you're doing about that. But job creators network does and to.
"brits" Discussed on The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Pubcast
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"brits" Discussed on The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Pubcast
"Think it's like twenty twenty two or something like that or twenty twenty three. I don't know but we also created a new class of brewery class. Three brewers license that mimics abreu license and one differences. That you can distribute up to two hundred. You can self distribute up to two hundred barrels of your beer now so for and that's a huge thing i have been talking to a distributor and i'm putting him on hold. I don't need them now. I'm not going to distribute more than two hundred no It's it's a fantastic thing. I very different is just because you are slightly. Bigger around for is although evil. It's helpful for us. But i mean what helped us get through. Covid was are. We had a lot of distribution another state. And so when are tapper. Kinda died We had something else going on which really helped us Get to The tough times and now that Now that we're kind of through that we're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel now. The tap room's picking up again and we've got all the distribution in this picking up so But i think that helped us out a lot and I think anybody that was doing a lot of canning and just selling Some people were selling over the internet and using making good use of social media. Did better Anybody that was just pretty much. Taproom only was probably struggling a little more. But i mean as far as the distribution goes it's self distribution. It's great for us too. But it's not as big of a game changer. Big of a game changers would be probably for some other people because you've had a distributor anyway. Right yeah yeah. The distributors generally aren't interested in brewpubs. Because there's such a limited amount of production you know limited.
"brits" Discussed on The Archive Project
"brits" Discussed on The Archive Project
"There Jam anything for me. I never out of this place in. How many locations. Ultimately i thought it would be mostly just in this town But then it sort of sneakily became kind of a californian novel it became a novelty. Lots of different locations But i think this was the point. You finally have embraced the fact that he i am a california writer. This is what i Often mary interested in So i think that For me part of it was a biographical mom Louisiana matatus away so it was kind of actual ridging's bridging both sides of my family by exploring back. But i also just loved the writing into the myth of out for you of the myth of health for your place of reinvention california being a place of pretense all of the violence that comes around comes along with the myth of california exploration in the western colonization. All these things that are that are wrapped up in mythology at california much more complicated understanding of what california means that your child at gold rush day. Or whatever you to in our learning about California's a kid There is a so. Obviously they romanticize a conference exported as it is one of her greater greatest exporters of story in this country But i wanted to complicate batmans book in. Think about all of the ways in which the mythologies california's speak to them with all of these characters are operating within as far regards to race identity. Do you have. Do you have any like come favorite california books that you you know i was. I was asked that before. I don't know if my mind woodlake as soon as i was asked. I've never read anything about out. Sorta so yeah. It's hard to. I don't know off the top of my head But i think that like i think about those tensions within what it needs a permit with my family. I said my dad's mother was from and they end up in la. And i think often. I read so much about this. Great migration of black people from the south to chicago trait New york. you know. But i didn't read as much about people going west on. That's what a lot of people did. So i think that that notion of that migration those types of things You know that. That's what i think. Drew me into thinking about california now. Brian do you have any other late. Texas books are houston specifically kinda that you are there other people like exploring houston in ways that you think are interesting or movies or ardor anything really. Yes i think houston a narrative immediately. Think of the lodge also lexi's who is exploring the sonic possibilities. Houston the in you know was like as intended to that. I think that the houston is like a city of so many different. Cnn like you the black cowboy Like you have the massive lat next population that is created and like may economy in a lot of ways around which the rest of the city's residents are started revolving you have The vietnamese population which is just so vibrant right in like all of these narratives are like in confluence with one another and that makes it like a really nice to just be in. Perhaps a little bit less exciting because we should be in quarantine like we should not be interacting one like on the regular a nice to be a part of At the same time. I do think that american literary fiction is not over an undated with narratives that are set in. Its but. I'm really excited for publishers. To take the call to diversify the regions from which they are willing to accept their narratives. Yeah amen thank you for those answers. We have to rephrase this question just a little bit But i think what the person's asking about is when you have what is commonly referred to as writer's block or when you're feeling like you can't figure out what it is you want to say and i'm going to put this to all three of us will start with john lewis time And maybe if you wanna take that in a way to sort of start about talk about your writing process and if that's changed recently jen you do a lot of writing. So do you wanna do. You wanna talk about that a little bit. I mean theoretically before twenty twenty. I did but yeah i think it's. It's great because brian brit also touched on this in the conversation of dislike. Who do you want to spend time with. And i think that's so crucial in in what you delve into. Especially someone who receives pitches and essays evident when people don't want to live with that essay or that story because they wanted to get published. They want it to be brilliant. And it's such a time. You know investment trait you to disfigure that out and that can take months years weeks So for me my practices. I have an idea. I see if i know where it begins. And and how like who the characters are what voice works you know. They're per cent close their percent. First person do. I want to experiment with second person that did and then. I have a very A trusted chris critique group who eventually take some form of draft to and who usually helps me get it to a certain place. But i think inherently i've gotten to a place where i know if i love something enough to want to figure it out and struggled through it or not and i think that's just an individual journey Do you want to say anything. Yeah i mean. I i think you know. I think it's been a hardier for everybody for all of the obvious reasons but it's also been a hard year for people to focus on writing anything So i think for me a lot of it is just one recognizing that giving myself forgiveness if i cannot get done when when we get done binding also just like re evaluating what i consider progress. I don't sit down like i don't get myself word. Count goals. i don't tell myself. I'm going to revise this. I'm gonna fix all of the problems in it. I know that's not going back. So i sit down if i can. You know right up something that day. That makes me happy. That's win if that's a sentence. If that's like one idea if i recognize something was wrong. In the project that he didn't know previously been that successful So i i think a lot of that is by process. Particularly the sears. Just we evaluating what. I consider to be successful and not Some lionising idea productivity. I think a lot of having them dot renovation -tunities very overrated So trying to reorient myself. In a way that feels laura healthy for.