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Hungary: Statue Honoring Mysterious Bitcoin Founder Unveiled
"A statue was unveiled in Budapest of the mysterious founder of bit coin we are all so does she Santoshi Nakamoto is the name with which in two thousand nine some one published in so called white paper the documentation of beats going hundreds G. or P. is a bit coin journalist and the initiator of the project he curated mixed with going he created the blockchain technology he is the god of our market corrected in a business park near the Danube river in Budapest the featureless space of the bust wrapped in a bronze hoodie emblazoned with the bitcoin logo is heavily Polish to make it reflective like a mirror so people can see themselves it does not matter who said that she was it doesn't matter if it's male female white black whatever the idea behind bitcoin is important not to motor was a pseudonym which could refer to a person or group of people of unknown gender age or national origin I'm a Donahue
Pope to Orban's Hungary: Open Your Arms to Everyone
"Hey Francis is started the first of a four day tour of central Europe by visiting Hungary the pontiff's visit to the capital Budapest was welcomed by knowledge crowds as he presided over massive over a hundred thousand people he had the mass promises us Hungary and then now owns towards everyone the need is seen as a veiled critique of prime minister Viktor Orban's anti migrant policies the two leaders did however need to be it for a short period of time organizers say the meeting was cordial even though opens anti migrant policy clashes with the pope's cool for welcome and integration of those seeking better lives in Europe at a meeting with Jewish and Christian I did it against a resurgence of anti semitism in Europe I think this is roughly about seven two little delighting in Europe and elsewhere this is a few not allowed to best band time Karen Thomas
What Can Conservatives Learn from Hungary?
"Cut ninety. Five tucker recounts how he witnessed on the hungarian border if someone crossed and came in there immediately process and released back. Here's the difference in hungary. They're not ruled by a corporate class. They're not ruled by self interested on very weak republicans like we have in our country cut ninety five while we're on the border. Say the serbian border. In hungary we saw two people who attempted to come in weekly. Both them turned out to be from syria and we watched what happened when they were apprehended was very straightforward process so straight-forward that was a little confusing to watch. They came over the border. They were immediately picked up by border patrol. They were brought to a detainment area. They're treated politely. Were there the whole time. They were photographed. They were searched for weapons on the outside of their clothing and then they were escorted through a door and we follow them. We are going to further processing to meet with their attorneys or some soros-funded ngo and then moved into southern part of hungary to stay there forever. At least a few years. But that's not what it was. That door was the border and as we followed them through. They were escorted back where they came from
Our Government Is Subsidizing Lawlessness With the Eviction Moratorium
"Government is subsidizing lawlessness intentionally staying in a home without paying rents or a condo or an apartment. Let me say that again intentionally. Not having some sort of unforeseen medical emergency but intentionally is no different than walking into a bank with a firearm and taking money you are stealing property from somebody else. You are stealing the ability to monetize that property. And what we've done is we have basically said to anyone who has paid rent in any capacity of. You're listening all across the country right now that you are a sucker and that all that money you paid as rents could have been used for something else. We just taxed the responsible people and we bailed out the irresponsible people wonder if that sounds like sounds like the two thousand eight financial crisis. Doesn't it where we tax the people that actually were responsible with their mortgages and we bailed out the banks and the people that were irresponsible with their mortgages.
Is Democrat-Led California Running Our Country?
"California's running our country. Nancy pelosi speaker of the house. Adam schiff is out of the house intel committee eric. Swale well is acting like the sultan of brunei shirtless and a foreign middle eastern country with slaves around him and some sort of country. That's awful for free speech protections. We have camera harris vice president. United states menlo park has google facebook and twitter all headquartered there. California runs the whole country. And you're trying to tell me that if republicans can't win back the governor's mansion in california that you can't take back the house of the senate.
IDF Paratroopers Head to Europe to Jump for Hannah Szenes's 100th Birthday
"We learned this week that next sunday as we recorded on july eighteenth another delegation of one hundred fifty or so idea of soldiers code-named the lightning of the heavens will leave israel on a mission marking. What would have been the hundredth birthday of hannah. Censh- mayor memory for blessing. Hana sanish the budapest born poet and soldier in these secret british special operations executive who on march fourteenth nineteen forty four. When she was just twenty two parachuted with others into yugoslavia where she joined a partisan group and was soon captured by nazi soldiers at the hungarian border and then tortured and murdered by firing squad on monday. To a f- hercules transport. Planes will fly over the forests of eastern slovenia. Where sanish made her last. Jump and one hundred soldiers mostly from the idea but also hungarian. Slovenian and croatian soldiers were reenact sandwiches. Jump the purpose of the reenactment. According to colonel yuval guys the commander of some hueneme the idea paratroopers brigade is to strengthen the ties between the idf and local countries and to try to recreate the heroism of the shoe paratroopers and quote the name of the mission. The lightning of the heavens is taken from his most famous poem. Highly colicky sorry. I walked the case. Aria which goes my god. My god may these never end the sand and the see the rush of the water the lightning of heaven. The prayer of man among the soldiers travelling to slovenia is one who was called up for reserve duty to serve as an educational officer for the mission tel aviv university professor of jewish history. Lieutenant colonel seem Golden husan lieutenant. Haddara golden may refer blessing was killed at twenty three in the two thousand and fourteen gaza war and whose body has been held by hamas for the seven years since and again like mariam said it would take hours months even dissect and elucidate the historical religious and political currents that converge in. This baffling act of symbolism
Budapest Orchestra Performs Live Concert From Moving Truck
"The Budapest Festival Orchestra wants its audience back. They're going on the road literally to try to get it. Five members of the orchestra performed classical music to drivers and passers. Buy from a truck and afternoon traffic. People on the streets stopped to enjoy the impromptu concert applauding at the end of pieces.
Dr. Francis Fukuyama on How Technology Is Shaping American Democracy
"Well. I thought we would begin. I'd love for it to to cover a number of topics as your. Your field of expertise is so expensive to cover both geopolitics as well as technology for some who knew me know your earlier works. They may not be quite as familiar to the extent to which you've dealt with so much further into technology which which as the conversation goes on. I'm sure he's going to make sense to those people listening and watching inasmuch as the those of becomes so enmeshed and would love to talk a bit about your own diagnosis as well as some of your own Recommendations for improvements in all of the above. But i wanted to begin Dr fukuyama with the rise of populism. This is certainly a trend that has been accelerating and we see everything from the election of donald trump in two thousand sixteen brexit the uk a number of countries that have either elected or Have one thinks of marine le pen in france candidates who arising within various countries. Who can be described as populist. Talk a bit about your own diagnosis. If you would as to some of the factors at play that have led to this sure. So i think we need to begin with the definition of populism They're actually different varieties. There's a left wing version. Which would be. Google says on a right wing version. Which would be donald trump They have some things in common. So populous argue that The world is actually being run by a ball leads. That are self interested. That are manipulating a politics for their own. Self interested purposes and cutting ordinary people out of that loop the difference. I think between the right and left wing versions. Is that the left wing. Populace wanna redistribute income and wealth. You know massively. To from rich to poor of the right wingers intent on issues like national identity where they oftentimes Associate national identity with a particular ethnic group so for example. Viktor orban and hungry us as that. Hungarian national identity is based on hungarian ethnishity. Which isn't so great. If you're not an ethnic hungarian living in budapest or somewhere else in the country
The Mystery Of Hudini
"Welcome to kids myths and mysteries from around the world strange and unexplained people places and events often forgotten by history or loss in the midst of time. I'm kit chrome today. Harry houdini to understand houdini magic. It's important to understand the man born eric. Weiss march twenty four th eighteen. Seventy four in budapest hungary. He moved with his family when he was four years. Old to new york. And eventually migrated appleton wisconsin in his youth. He was a natural athlete and had a fascination with magic and adopted the name. Houdini by adding an eye to the last name of his idol. French magician robert who din although there was a gimmick or special effect too many of his escapes. there were those at pressed him physically to the max one story a story mind. You is that of an underwater handcuff escape. Depending on who you talked to. He was in a box. A straightjacket or manacled hand and foot anyway. The story goes that he was in chicago in winter and had a hole cut in the frozen river that he stepped through not taking into factor that the river flowed under the ice easily escaped his manacles but was swept downriver. Above the shivering crowd eventually dispersed fearing that they had witnessed the drowning of the great magician under the ice. He moved from trapped air bubble bubble eventually finding his way out. There are dozens of versions of his story but whatever the case demonstrates his power of concentration. Above all harry. Houdini was a showman dangling from cranes. Skyscrapers upside down in a straitjacket. He would attrac- upwards of fifty thousand. Onlookers necks craned as they watched the dramatic escape. This would guarantee a pack theater that evening but he was always searching for a new effect. He's responsible for bringing the obscure thread the needle from india to the american stage. This is where he would placed dozens of needles in his mouth along with thread. Poss- drink a glass of water then amazingly extract needles threaded with enough threat to cross the stage later. He performed the same illusion with razor blades. Houdini was much more than a magician however he was a man with an insatiable curiosity and was fascinated with movies made several including one where he was to rescue the ever suffering female from iraq on the brink of niagara falls. She was harnessed to a safety line. Houdini would have none of the safety features offered and was nearly swept over the falls. He got out of the movie business because it didn't make money. He was also fascinated with airplanes and in nineteen ten. Was the first man to fly a plane in australia. Sailing for over three and a half miles. Houdini died at one twenty six. Pm tober thirty first. Nineteen twenty six. He was fifty two years old. He was a man who was driven. You might say by the slogan. The show must go on but also by his own physicality take a look at the old newspaper photos of him in various stages of escape remember. This is long before photoshop notice a developed biceps quadriceps and shoulders however by late forties he suffered from appendicitis attacks and on several occasions had to be helped off stage by age fifty despite more sophisticated special effects his performances required longer periods of recuperation is said that he was backstage reclining from a broken ankle from a previous show won a university student questioned. The magicians boasts of the stomach of oak remember. Houdini was fifty to the student. Delivered a series of blows stopped when. Houdini claimed he was not able to stand to prepare for the strikes. No one knows. If this cost the appendix to rupture hours of the event. Houdini went on to perform with a temperature of a hundred and four. Eventually he entered the hospital where he felt. Recovery was eminent but at the end he was heard to say. I'm tired of fighting. Harry had two loves in his. Life is wife bests and sell you steiner weiss. His mother when she died in nineteen thirteen. He visited select mediums in an attempt to make contact with her from the spirit. World appalled the frauds who claim to be able to make contact. He went on the warpath exposing psychics. Fortune tellers mediums and in the process and raging. The industry is most outspoken. Opponent was the blonde. Which of lime street strange seems her. Spirit guide walter in one thousand nine hundred thousand five said that. Houdini would be dead within a year but houdini had devised a code. That only best would know that if indeed there wasn't afterlife he would contact her using net code. The stories surround this aspect of his life and the code between he and his wife would take ten podcast to explain it to say that he did not connect with best using the code. Each halloween for at least four years after his death she would lie to candle. Hold a seance. She continued the sales which involved a candle said to have burned for ten years. It was a nineteen thirty six ten years after houdini. He's passing that. She handed off the candle. And say on tradition to walter. B gibson friend confidante ghostwriter for. Houdini gibson was also the original author of the shadow mysteries writing under the name maxwell grant late in his life. He passe on tradition to magician. Dorothy dietrich who now burns the candle. Every halloween while conducting a seance seems. Houdini is yet to
Hungarian Politician Resigns After Brussels Party Raided by Police
"I apologize to my family, My colleagues. My constituents, please evaluate my slip up in the light of 30. Years of persistent and dedicated work stumbles personal. Please do not extend it to my country or my political community. That's an apology from the Hungarian politician use if, say, Air your founding member of the ruling finished party it up until two days ago, vice chairman of the European People's Party in the European Parliament It's always known until yesterday about his sudden resignation in Brussels on Sunday. That's until Belgian media published details of his arrest at a party. The Belgian police raided for breaking coronavirus rules. They say he was detained after trying to run away from what is being described as an orgy attended by two dozen naked men. And the position is known for having drafted the Hungarian Constitution, which campaigners say is hostile to gay rights for houses or going down in Budapest. On the line from Hungarian capital is the freelance journalist Justin Spike. What are the headlines this morning? Then? This morning, Justin Good morning. Thanks for having me s O. The headlines in Hungarian state media and pro government media are pretty quiet about the story. They haven't really touched on it. Despite the fact that it's been quite explosive on the other side of the media, they really avoided the more lurid details of the story. If they've covered it all Hungarian State news just is the story was breaking yesterday, their main headline. Was the Hungarians had never in history been so satisfied with the prime minister as they are with Viktor Orban.
Paprika In Hungary
"Let's start today's travel. With rick steves with the role a little pepper from the new world plays in that tasty cuisine of hungary. Note that today's interviews on paprika galicia where recorded just prior to the global shutdowns pepperoni as the backbone of hungarian cooking as the crucial ingredient in chicken pepper. Cash and hardy hungarian stews from mild to hot. We'll find out why this spicy so central to hungarian identity. How to best buys and pepper on your trip and we're going to learn how you can spice up. Your own meals was well to get this education hungarian paprika. We're joined by to guide tonight studio from hungary. And leonard and george farkas anna and george. Thanks for being here. Thanks for having us thrill to be well. Thank you from coming all the way from budapest a long trip. And we're gonna talk about paprika. I mean when we think of hungary we don't know a lot about hungry sometimes. But we think of paprika. What's the connection actually public. A strong connection because it is actually from the american continent and it was The physician of christopher columbus or columbus who brought it to the old world to i not to hungary of course but to spain that through the commercials of the mediterranean sea it got to the ottoman empire and when the ottoman empire extended its political power to eastern century up. We glad to not only bad things that we also got things like the patrika. What are the coffee so paprika and cuffy came as your time in the ottoman empire in paprika actually from america via columbus actually us. So i like teasing are two members and americans who is. That's why to travel here. Righ- flying through the But i like my publisher hungary. There's something romantic about having paprika in hungary. And why does hungary embrace paprika. What does it mean to hungarian. I have great micro-climate lots of sunshine. And what is very important that when we got the paprika was a hot spice and it was the hungarians who grew the might version of it it is from the nineteen twenties when in a small. Get in sega. It was kind of discovered. And since then if you come to our covid market hall you can always buy tubers the mild paprika and the hot fabric honky now. George when i go to budapest i always go to the big market hall right. But it's the name of that. Hologhan bashar knocking hungarian big market or century. You can't miss it when you're a tornado in credits. The first one out of five actually that they built at the time. And what you're going to find is well everything that hungarian cook would want to find. But certainly find peppers. See when you look for the peppers in the market. Well actually. you're not looking for peppers you looking for paprika is already well there is. It is basically a huge difference because many people don't realize it in hungary. Everything is called paprika. Let it'd be around fat skinny red yellow sweet and hot so i'm a little confused. Then so because Is it a pepper or it is a but we call it paprika but we also called a powder paprika yes because when i think of peppers and my supermarket we've got yellow ones and green ones red ones and that all of that. We call paprika even if it's Any shape really And then you have. It already powdered. If you're looking for the paprika that you cook with powdered yes okay. So it's a very unique technique to powder because One of the things that you have to be extremely careful with how you approach paprika once you grind paprika after all the time you spent with it to become dry and ready to grind. You have to do it very slowly makers as soon as you pick up speed you burn the paprika and that remains throughout its lifetime because once you come to cook it again you have to be very careful with a not to burn it because then you just have to start over again tour guides from budapest anna leonard and george farkas are filling in on the importance of peppery cup in the cuisine of hungary right now on travel with rick steves. Okay so when we're talking about this have rica and i think it goes back the days when spaces were really important. I mean spice was big money in the early days of training today today at that time and originally now why was spaces in general very important economically for people well. It was a very important product. It was expensive at that time. It was not so easy to fly from one continent to other a trip two months of making food more interesting or is it a matter of preserving food actually spicy i got to the highest study stock chrissy those who had the opportunity to get products from far far away and paprika also i was introduced for the highest stock resi in hungary after people realised it is not poisonous because i it was considered a supposin and when they discovered that it has healing effect. You know it here the colorado and screw after it they started to make its production but it was a rarity and it was very expensive so at first who is just for the very wealthy and then you learn it. It helped as medicine against scurvy and cholera. Yes but also medication. Very often is a privilege of the wealthier class. Not available for everybody. Some
Hungarian Journalists Launch Independent News Site Amid Tightening Government Control
"Hungary's nationalist prime minister. Viktor Orban often does what president trump does. He calls factual reporting fake news or on and his allies now control more than eighty percent of the media outlets in Hungary. Here's Joanna Kakissis. Earlier this month that a small office in Budapest Tush Bobby and huddled with his colleagues around a computer and counted down. There proud funded new site telex was about to go live. The cheered and hugged is their stories hit the web. I couldn't believe we were able to launch daleks at all because just two months before disaster struck our previous workplace. We still feel like bursting into tears when we think about what happened there and how it all ended just a few months ago the staff of Telex, another outlet called index the most widely read news website in Hungary Szabo's dual. Then editor in chief says readers relied on index for definitive news reporting most recently on the pandemic as well as scoops that pro government media ignored Kim similar to. Like win a mayor from the ruling party got caught with a sex tape or when Hungary's ambassador to Peru was accused of paedophilia the government was annoyed. It could not suppress these stories ex prime. Minister Viktor Orban called us. News factory this spring one of the prime minister's allies spot a controlling stake in a company that's in charge of indexes revenue surgery on data quest. As. Consultants wanted to outsource work to outsiders of course posted then you've got fired. In July more than seventy index journalists quit in protest they flanked Managing Editor Veronica Moon at a press conference. Piston cast nick our editors firing was a red line for us. We are united and we would really like to stay together in some form. This off felt familiar to anders pet though who worked at a newspaper that also lost its editorial independence while run by the same pro or bond businessman re came under pressure from our own management. To drop certain stories to remove certain stories from the website and said, no than the editor in chief was forced out of his job, and then I resigned and many other people resigned
"budapest" Discussed on Cineflek
"What's it? What's the Saint Jude Law at the beginning is like as the saying goes like some thing and, Nebraska and, Georgia. On the edge of my seat. I need to memorize that I I've seen this movie like ten times and I haven't memorized that I need to get that spelled like Bush Banda burger or something like that. Oh, you're good. I'm always bad with quotes. So don't think I'm a big guy on quotes. I am big on quotes and you'd be ready for the end of the podcast. Yeah. Now that's suspenseful right there. Now it's shadowing. This is going to be it's going to be an action movie going to be an action movie and then like let me say it's my turn for a scene, isn't it odd? Yes it is there a favorite scene me think I made you the first train scene bright scene love that scene such a good scene. I think because she was eighty-five or something like that. Yeah. Yeah exactly. I I love a couple of things happen for the first time in that scene birth. For the first time you get to see Gustav stand up and put his life in danger poor is lobby boy, you get to see him it's a and but he also like home specifically puts his life in danger because he tells them that he's an immigrant. He's like, you can't arrest him because he's a bloody immigrant and then everyone stares at him and then the camera switches because the the score is like as like a big like and I was like a something playing in the background and it's like very suspenseful and it's like flashing between every single character and then they grabbed them and shoved them between the doors. Yeah. That's right. Yeah. It's so great. It's so great. And so the first so yeah, I mean he he clearly does something wrong and then after that point, he's like he's like if you're taking him he takes me too and he puts up this fight and whatever so so it's the first time you really see him stand up. Power his employees and then and then also the scene with Ed Norton..
"budapest" Discussed on Cineflek
"Take cuz of that Palm Coast off sort of respects him more and and they start to they sort of end up on equal equal playing fields in some ways if that makes sense. Yeah. Yeah, I think that dead Yeah, I think that that's a really good scene for you know showing that you know, they're not just you know, it's like I'm going to use a quote right here. But from my favorite show of all time, you'd need Ur, you'd stop being a study study group and you just became a community which is a scene which is a quote from community community. But that quote is like really it's like that in life and go to presto tell where you know, they stop becoming just you know, they don't work at the same hotel now they are now, you know, they they're now like friends and wage. Yeah exactly the same boat and they're trying to help solve everything. Yeah exactly. Yeah, and then they go through the sewer because the alarm sounds yeah, I love that. I love that. My my next favorite scene, which you did not pick up the mountain Chase. Oh why I'm that's.
Travel to Zagreb
"Let's start with a look at a European capital that's often overlooked by the beach crowd who enjoy Croatia's crystal clear coastline. But miss out on the scene in its capital city. It has a distinctively modern take on old world charm and it's just a few hours inland. To tell us about saga we're joined now by local guide Darya goateed. She's joined by Ben Curtis who writes about the Balkan regions elaborate history and thinks that Croatia's best period may be now Darya in Ben Welcome my pleasure. Same. Thank you for having. US Doria. You're from Zagreb your guide in Zagreb, a lot of Americans no Dubrovnik. Venice and a lot of Americans know the Anna Zagreb is right there in the middle. What should we know about Zagreb? Nanna. Saga is I would say the mix of. All these big capitals around and all these much better known cities around from historical perspective It was influenced by different cities and countries. So we have a little bit of all of that. What's an example? How is it a little bit of? How is it a little bit of Italy says it a little bit of the Slavic World So? obas part of the hops Burke monarchy later austro-hungary for few hundred. Years. And then architecture in town is very much what we would call out through nor Central European. So the mixture of Hungarian hungarian-austrian. We don't have much Dubrovnik textures that. Is Zog. Is completely different about the cuisine that scene is also very influenced by Austria but not only that we do eat struggles and. A lot of meat and potatoes and then on the other hand we also eat. A lot of Pasta beat some. We are very sensitive on coughing, and then we also have the Turkish influence because arguable also for few centuries, just about forty, five, fifty miles Sir north from the Ottoman Empire boarder okay. It's a crossroads release across through the s the Ben Curtis here in American who has a fascination and a deep interest in this part of Europe how would you say Zagreb is unique Zagreb is unique for being this gem of a central European capital. So everybody can measure saying they know Budapest, Vienna, they know Prague, but here's this. Gym of a historical city that hardly any American visits right and even though Zagreb stars rising on the Tourism Front these days but you can go there and it's not gonna be jammed with busloads of tourists from all over the place you're not gonNA hear a lot of other North American accents and you're going to be able to experience the city where the fabric of locals you're going to be sitting in a cafe with mostly other people from Zagreb, and that's great and it's hard to find that in Dubrovnik are in Vienna these days a year. Exactly. So if you had two nights in in one Danes, is there enough to keep you busy. Yeah. For sure I think, what would you do if you're gonNA show me around for a day the it's a great kind of one day stop if you're coming in and out for some of the coast. So Zagreb surprisingly has some of I think are the best museums of its kind in Europe now they're quirky right? You don't. Go desire grab for the Louvre or something like that. But you go to Zagreb for these unusual small museums like the Museum of naive art, which is great sort of not formally trained perhaps painters but really characteristic art with peasant themes. The famous one which is kind of made headlines around the world is a museum of broken relationships which is filled with these stories of couples who have broken up the objects that they have Meant something to them and they've given it this museum and so it's just a really interesting kind of poignant sometimes hilarious trip through people's relationships. So when we think of this naive art, I love this idea because you go to most art galleries in Europe Bennett, the opposite of naive arted this refined fully embraced high-society art but naive art is by definition just unschooled hasn't Sir Working People that just had a passion for painting. Exactly but are often very, very talented even if they didn't train at the academy or something like that but they're expressing the lives and cultures and artistic visions of people from the rural areas and it's genius really an undiscovered genius that happen to come out of the farm community or something absolutely. I love that museum by the way that that's really one of the unique things in Europe and it is in the capital of Croatia Zagreb.
4 Ways to Live Each Day With Intention by Shelley Levitt
"For ways to live each day with intention by. Shelley. Levitt with live. Happy Dot. com. I WANNA move through life energy and a sense of discovery achievement, joy and engagement. That is my intention. My hope is that living according to it would be the antidote. The uneasy feeling I often have at the end of the day when I flop into bed filled with self-reproach and wonder where my time went. My. Intent is to be guided by purpose instead of feeling that I'm spending my time haphazardly succumbing to whim or distraction according to expert Mallika Chopra creator of the website intense dot com and psychologist Eliot. Berkman. Head of the social ineffective neuroscience lab at the University of Oregon setting intentions. Confession is a kind of internal northstar lighting, the path to greater fulfillment and life satisfaction. These are the changes I've made in the few weeks since setting my intention. Number One, I meditate almost daily. Is taking me years to commit to a meditation habits but the ten or fifteen minutes I spent doing a guided meditation on the common APP has been transformative. The turning point was a workshop I took with so Kessedjian Norman Fisher, a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. When people say they don't have time to meditate. He said I asked them how do you have time to not meditate with a regular mindfulness practice he went on you'll have fewer accidents you lose things less frequently your focus will improve making decisions will become easier. Remarkably found all these things to be true and when I'm feeling stressed I summoned the image I visualized during my meditation I imagine my breath as a long string of pearls and it helps reconnect with that experience of stillness yet as good as meditation makes me feel I'll skip it unless I keep to a schedule. So make sure to meditate daily at eleven am with four PM has a backup. Number two, I've stopped binging on the news. More than ever I. Feel it's important to stay informed but watching new show afternoons show wasn't bringing greater insight into the issues. I care about is only fueling a sense of outrage and I'm happy to have added The Washington Post, my beloved New, York Times subscription reading either one in bed was only deepening my chronic insomnia. So of made some rules, no new shows or Newspapers after nine. PM. Instead I think about how? I WanNa feel inspired amused transported and lanes and I choose what I want to read watch listen to based on that this has led to fewer hours with CNN and more with globe netflix's comedy about a real life women's wrestling league from the eighties the on being with Krista Tippett podcast and Elena Ferrante as beautiful Neapolitan novels. Number three, I cook more. I'd like to lose five or ten pounds, but resolving to lose weight is usually both joyless an unsuccessful. So instead I think about nourishing myself in ways that will align with my intention to feel more energize. And that helps to your me away from takeout Chinese food and into my kitchen when I cook pots of Faro. Embrace Swiss chard practice poaching the perfect tag and dig into cookbooks like Paulo I of food of Morocco and what to eat for how you feel the new all your data kitchen by divvy alter. And try new dishes like Paulo's egg plans a luke or devious sprouted among solid also experienced that sense of discovery and achievement that I'm looking for. Number four, I do at least one new thing each weekend. I've been having all sorts of new experiences, a meeting interesting people volunteering to do kitchen prep at a food pantry hiking trail taking a class in brewing booja walking the Los Angeles River in a meet up led by long distance, swimming champion Diane, and yet attending a talk by no Levine author of Dharma police at the inaugural Budapest in La. Some outings have turned out to be less than inspired. The less said about the mass meditation held at a conscious life expo the better but I always feel like falling through on my intention to step outside my comfort zone. I'm far from living completely in line with my intentions. Three countless ways I stray from the path but feeling courage rather than defeated I've more clarity about the way in which small things Afar too messy desk and unmade bed can undermine your vision of how you want your life to unfold and I think it'll be able to put some new habits in place soon.
Hungary to unveil statue of late President George H.W. Bush
"And a statue of former U. S. President George H. W. Bush will be unveiled in Hungary next month to honor the first sitting US president to visit the country in 1989. The statue will be inaugurated October 23rd and Budapest Liberty Square, near a statue of former President Ronald Reagan, also honored for fighting the communist
The George Soros Saga: Antisemitism, Conspiracies, and Influence
"Billion-a-year Fillon therapist mega donor George Soros has long been the villain of conspiracy theories. He has also been a target of politicians and pundits on the right who resent his fierce opposition to George W Bush and Donald. Trump, they also object to his philanthropy support of liberal causes support most clearly defined by his mega donations. Earlier this month, the open society foundations, the ill philanthropic group founded by Mr Soros announced it would invest one hundred, fifty million dollars in grants for black lead, racial justice groups, and another seventy million toward local grants for criminal justice reform. The announcement came amid protests in the streets and calls for racial justice sparked by the murder of George. Floyd. Minneapolis those protests, some of which have turned violent have fuelled critics to view those donations as efforts to foment anarchy and back government corruption emily. Tamken. saw these critiques and conspiracy theories already building steam and two thousand sixteen which inspired her to research and write the influence. Of Soros, her latest Book Emily Welcome. Thank you so much for having me on the show so far listeners. Let's take a step back and start with WHO is George Soros not who the conspiracy theorists say he is but who is he really and what causes does he support and why? George. Is a Hungarian born American billionaire he is very influential in three realms the realm of finance, the rubber philanthropy, and the realm of politics in finance. He was a very famous and successful hedge fund manager. He's maybe the most famous and successful currency speculator in the history of finance, and then you know in the nineteen seventies after making a lot of money, he decides to start giving away some of that money to the cause of what he calls open society. The title comes the Name Open Society comes. From this book by Karl. Popper who was Soros's tutor at the London School of Economics and basically the premise of open society and its enemies is that this gross over simplification but basically, the premise is that you know neither you nor I can really know the truth. So what we're supposed to do is all of us together in a society come together and we discuss and debate, and we try to reach this perfect understanding and practice that's meant giving students scholarships. It's meant setting up a university in. It's meant you know after the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc in Suva Union paying for Internet for various government ministries and trying to connect people to information. He's also a big an influential figure in politics beginning in two thousand four. In the United States, he decided that he really wanted George W Bush out of office and became a major political donor. So I think you know I WANNA be careful to make clear that the political spending is separate from thirty but because he's this major philanthropic and also major political donor and because the political donations or not exclusively, but do tend to be four Democrats in liberal causes. I think that that colors the perception of some not just on the right but particularly, some people on the right in the United States. So source is a Hungarian. Jewish emigrant right tell us more about his upbringing and how it informed his philanthropy and political activism nineteen thirty Hungary is the Inter war period between World War One and World War Two prior to World War One Jews in the Hungarian part of the austro-hungarian Empire were more assimilated than many other Jews in Europe. They really saw themselves. Many of them saw themselves as Hungarian were part of the Hungarian national project report of this Lake Glittering Budapest life world we're one happens Hungary is on the losing side they lose a lot of their territory in the tree of and all, which is like the austro-hungarian version of the treaty of Versailles. And for a variety of reasons, the Jews are scapegoated for this. So you have these he's born into this world where you start having a Jewish quotas laws meant to persecute Jews, and this is. Even, before World War Two, his father has them changed their name from shorts to Soros to seem less obviously Jewish in this increasingly hostile environment his father had previously like escaped. Prison camp in Siberia during World War, one and made his way back to Hungary during the Russian civil war. So he knew something about survival. World to comes and there's there's not the occupation and there's the Arrow Cross which is like the Hungarian variant. He sees his father as this great protective figure who helped other people the father. was procured bull forged embargo documents of the Soros family and friends in front of friends could hide out is Christians during during the time, but he also he's persecuted for being Jewish he then after world, War Two is living under a certainly not the same kind of persecution but under a repressive oppressive socialist regime and I think that this is two things one, it makes this concept of society where we can all debate and discuss very attractive and I also think that for him because he was persecuted on the basis of his ethnicity religion. That inspired in him. The understanding that it was important to try to help whatever group was caught under the wheel at a given moment with this history and background in mind. IS IT ANTI Semitic to criticize Mr Soros and the causes he supports I'm not saying the criticizing Soros is. Anti Semitic I think he's done things that you can criticise part of the reason that I wrote this book is that it should be what he is actually done and the money that he's actually spent not money that he has never spent and thinks he has never going to do that to me is when it trips over into in antisemitic conspiratorial.
Why Was a Doctor Once Ridiculed for Recommending Hand Washing?
"Even, when there isn't a pandemic gone, we all know were supposed to wash our hands especially before we eat or after we've touched something gross, but that wasn't always the case. As recently as the eighteen hundreds, a doctor was mocked for even suggesting that physicians wash their hands before working with patients, and that dear listener is how we begin the strange and sad story of Nets, some of ice, a nineteenth century doctor sometimes called the father of infection control. them vice was born in Hungary in eighteen, eighteen and graduating medical school. He started a job at Vienna. General Hospital in Austria in eighteen forty six there there. He became a gas to the mortality rate of new mothers in one of the hospitals wards. In this ward up to eighteen percent of new mothers were dying from what was then called child, bed, fever or pure berle fever. We know today that this is a fever caused by infection of the reproductive or urinary tract in new mothers? Yet another of the hospital's wards where midwives instead of doctors delivered all of the babies, only about two percent of mothers died of this then mysterious fever. similize vice began reasoning his way to the root of the problem. He considered climate and crowding, but eventually ruled those factors out in the end. The midwives themselves seems to be the only real difference between the two wards. Then Zuma vice had an epiphany one of the hospitals doctors, a pathologist accidentally nicked himself the scalpel that hit used during an autopsy of one of these unfortunate mothers. The doctor was sick and with child bed fever and he died. Zamel vice made the connection that doctors were performing autopsies on patients who died of child, had fever, and then immediately afterward going to deliver babies without stopping to wash their hands. He suspected that this was the source of the deadly problem. We spoke by with Dana Towards e eski philosophy professor at Purdue University whose name I hope I'm pronouncing correctly. She explained, basically has hypothesis here was that it was cadaveric matter from scalpels, the entered the pathologists blood, and caused the infection and same material could be transferred to the women on the hands of the doctors, because the doctors do autopsies, and then go straight to examine the women who had given birth without washing their hands, changing their clothes, or basically taking any hygienic measures at all, he then tested this hypothesis by requiring people who had performed autopsies to wash their hands with chloride of lime, a disinfectant before attending the weapon and this, the mortality rate in the first clinic fell to that of the second. You'd think that some of fellow doctors would have lauded him for this discovery, but you'd be wrong. You see in the eighteen forties. Germ theory hadn't been conceived yet. That's the theory that diseases are caused by organisms, not visible to the naked eye and people still suspected the diseases transferred from one person to another via toxic. Not Bacteria or viruses, this was called miasma theory in washing their hands. They probably wanted to be rid of whatever was causing a bad. Not to kill germs that might wreak havoc on them or someone else. We also spoke by email, but Michael Melanson, an adjunct professor of medicine at. University he said physicians of Vices. Time simply did not understand or believe that something microscopic could be wreaking such havoc on their patients. They literally believed their own is less. We feel too smug. Consider how many people currently embrace a lack of COVID, nineteen deaths among people like me geographically racially economically or otherwise as evidence that scientists are overestimating the pandemics risk. Better hand washing regimens dramatically improved death rates at the maternity ward, but some vices colleagues were at best miffed at the implication that their ignorance was killing their own patients, and perhaps implication that midwives were better at delivering babies than they were. It didn't help that Zimmer Vice essentially laid the deaths of the wards mothers at the feet of his superiors. His own supervisor countered that the hospitals new ventilation system must be the reason for the decline in maternity deaths. Also, Zimbabwe's was a Hungarian in Austria A. Working in country in the throes of xenophobia. So those doctors rejected his theories and some of ice himself as being inferior, they opted to stick with their miasma theory, and for good measure in eighteen, forty nine did not renews vices appointment. As vice eventually got a medical position in Budapest where he according to the British Medical Journal quote publicly harangued doctors nurses about hand, washing and reduced maternal mortality. He eventually published a book on the subject some fourteen years later, but it was poorly written and poorly received. Possibly, experiencing mental disorder or extreme stress from his rejection by the medical establishment, Zim of ice ended up a patient in an asylum in eighteen sixty five weeks later, he was dead of an infection from a wound that he received in the facility. She was just forty seven years old. similize left behind monumental legacy, but the tragedy of his story has made it Garner a few minutes. One of those being that demo vice was the first suggested theory about doctors transmitting germs. Kaletsky said he wasn't really a pioneer. Other people before Zamel vice had hit upon the idea that child bed fever could be transmitted from doctor or midwife to patient for example Alexander Gordon of Aberdeen showed in Seventeen Ninety. Five child had fever was almost always transmitted by doctors or midwives, and also that it was connected to a kind of streptococcal skin rash. He also thought that the best treatment was copious bleeding.
Hungary 'broke EU law with foreign funding rules'
"The top court in the European Union has ruled that Hungary broke European law by restricting foreign funding of civil organizations the European Court of justice at the restrictions discriminated against both the NGOs involved arms the donors Nick Thorpe reports from Budapest the course of justice of the European Union ruled that the twenty seventeen Hungarian low on the funding of non governmental organizations from a broad formulated both fundamental rights and the free movement of capital Viktor Orban's Fidesz government argued that it was necessary to make the work of foreign funded NGOs more transparent the NGOs replied that they were far more transparent than government backed associations and that the law was designed to punish those in Hungary who stand up for human rights
"budapest" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Budapest, Hungary, your English is pretty good. Even though you came. Here's a little girl at the I would really really hard on getting rid of that. Because when you're younger, and you have an accent and you in school, it's not too good. Can you remember the accent? Can you do that? Now, probably not because some woods gone though. Isn't it? They also up and I have a dull sons, and they will point it out to me a little like a Russian accent. It's a real big different. And I'll tell you that this is funny. My mother didn't really lose accent that much though, she really did lose a lot of it. Because she was in the dull twin she came over. And we were talking about computers and my son's telling her what when you get on that you go on WWW. Right. She kept going. What will you will? Not what will you? How close is. Budapest from Transylvania. Treats that flood because Transylvania used to be part of Hungary. Then it became more for mania. Yeah. Even to this day still shifting, you know, so you can be born in a house in will mania and somebody can be born the next day. And it's hopefully Dracula was really was called Vlad the Impaler. Yes. And actually if you talk to people in that country, not the ones that are looking at toy right into the actually looked at him as somebody very positive because division. He went that extremist. He was protecting his village and his that's right. He would hang the heads of his enemies on sticks. The road. Yeah. I I would not want to go into that town. I wouldn't want to end up as a stick. Right. All right. Let's go to the phones. Again. Let's go to Denise and Kansas City, Missouri. Hi, Denise, welcome. Hi, how are you? Taking my call question. Yes. I do. I would like to ask your guest if she can say do a reading for me and tell me anything about what she sees going on in my marriage life. Marriage. Life is like Joseph early summer just wanted to know what direction it's going in. Yes. Okay. So this is the way it works. What is going to tell you is what is the best direction for you? So you can make a decision. Thank you. Because you have free will. It's not going to tell you this exactly what the knees where is he is right next to you. Or what? Now, he's not white Nate semi. There's the problem with go ahead. Okay. So this is what is what is best to. You is not to be there. What it saying is you've outgrown him. If not that he's negative. It's not that you should not have been with him now to change the answers because we always look for the positive and how to fix it. Change the answer your best way to change that to a positive and turn it around. It's to be aware that your biggest problem is communication. So if you can communicate what's not really you. So if you can get them to communicate better with you, and you improve on that level into relationship that would change the answer to you should today. But unless you can change that you bet direction, you know, for yourself is really to move on. I'm sorry. But that's what I'm saying. I don't want to get you to. Well, totally agreed with us. Denise. Very welcomed. Try changing.
"budapest" Discussed on PRI's The World
"I've come to Budapest and beat Norberto Cuban refugee who fled to Europe almost five years ago. He was seeking asylum one year after he arrived, hungry erected, a twelve foot high razor wire fence along its southern border. It also introduced Europe's strictest anti immigration laws. Everyday. I'm here. I see headlines about immigration. Billboards warn of the dangers of illegal immigrants and pro government TV channels regularly feature reports about migrant problems across Europe. New birth though. He doesn't want me to use his last name doesn't speak much Hong Aaron. So I wonder if he's noticed the reports you can see the whenever I was TV need an anguish understand what the ads say, how do you know, what they're saying don't come here and take jobs, and or do you wonder to the Hungarians like do you see the billboard like full of migrants, and then you wonder for our country. And then you're like, this is something Lydia. Gold has seen too. She's a researcher with Human Rights Watch. She's noticed attitudes towards immigrants change in Hungary over the last five years. I asked her how refugees she's mesh have settled into life here. It's become increasingly difficult for them. Because you know, they come from Middle Eastern, countries or or other countries where you can clearly see that they're not Hungarians, and that they do get comments on the streets. And I have seen it as well. I mean, I've been. Witnessing don't trams and buses when someone steps on the bus, and you will have random on Garin coming up to them and saying that, you know, we don't want your hair your migrant, and you came to devastate our country that type of rhetoric so I think that of course, this fair mongering in these hate propaganda is extremely dangerous. You wouldn't know it from the TV coverage, but NGOs estimate that today there are fewer than two hundred people in the migrant camps along Hungary's border and the country allows in only about five hundred asylum seekers per year, even Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban admits that Hungary is not the country most migrants want to live in mobile black to stay in Hungary..
"budapest" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"Cafe get. Yeah, desserts. Go with a group, if they're really fun area of Budapest really surprised me with you know, we've been to a lot of castles. And you know, sometimes I'm not like, okay, we're going to walk around and read all the stuff and like see a castle, but Budapest castle was very cool. Because it's so high above the city that you can see the rest of Budapest, and then you walk through this old neighborhood. So it was just a really great experience. And then you end with the pastries I mean, and it's definitely different than if you haven't been to Budapest, you can listen to our Budapest destiny destination. Diary, where we jump way more into this neighborhood, but castles on the Buda side, which is more residential hilly. The pest side is where like all the night life is and a lot of people stay so it was nice to be on the boot side be at the castle walked down these cobblestone streets in these tilles streets. Be at the cafe to see a different side a quieter side of the city over there on the Buda side. So that's my number three rows room creme at the Russ worm confectionary. Yeah. So good. My number two. We got to bring it back to donuts because they're my favorite, and we had just the best time in Nashville, and we went to couple breweries, and then my sister, Julie who lived in national at the time. It was like listen you've been in Nashville three times and you never been to four daughters donuts. Like, this is an institution in Nashville. We have to go, and we got there right before we got we right for the post like we gotta get here. And we'd had a couple of years. I mean, Julie was driving. So she was definitely saved drive. But traveling I had had a couple of years. Legal to draw to drink in a car in Tennessee, not the driver, you can have an open container which who knew we found out that day..
"budapest" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Travel story, the one that goes from Budapest to Serbia to Sarajevo share with you kind of thought I had just an important thought. And then I'll ask you about. Whether or not. This. If you're a Trump supporter if this wall. Like holding out for the full amount. Five point seven billion for the wall is still worth it. Maybe you're a person who was in favor of the wall. But now lost a paycheck is it's still worth it. The president does talk about get alone. He says everybody's on board. They're having to get along. Well, he doesn't say everyone's happy to get. A you suggest getting alone. To take care of your bills until this gets sorted out. I'm not asking you about that yet. I'm gonna finish the story. So we've arrived actually, we're leaving. Serbia Belgrade Serbia I've stayed in this hotel called the hotel Moscow. But I want to talk a little bit more about it. This is the hotel the hotel that anyone who's anyone stays in. When they wanna go there famous world leaders, scientists actors it's pretty cheap great luxury very cheap and on the. On the rooms. Near the door of the rooms that these people stayed and they have these oval sort of picture frame their picture and their name there in the near the room. And they stayed Rome is nine stated. And as the picture, and you can stay there. I don't know if it's more expensive to stay in the Einstein room or not. The wall is lined with pictures or leaders, we're generals. Robert deniro. Tesla. Gandhi, as I mentioned, I can't begin to name them all, but you just realize this is really quite a historical place. There's a there's a a area, but it doesn't seem to me probably seems touristy to them. This is little strip cobblestones trip with some cool restaurants. There's one called divine Yellen. I don't really know how to say it deviate J L too. Dear. And that's been there forever. And it has that really old field. You can go in there. Can an omelette or steak or whatever you want and you get a beer breakfast time. It feels like you're far far away. Not only geographically.
"budapest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"You answering that they were actually leaving the country and moving to Yana, which is a huge loss for this country. So or by new that see was really George Roche's legacy, and George Soros, regarded US a very important achievement of his life. And that also suggests the Serey that there is some personal disagreement. But also of George church is becoming a figure for right wing populists all across the world. So was the phrase fake news media was it used prior to Donna. Trump easing that phrase not in Hungary. Yes, it's interesting to see that Orban's and his people really started to use fake news media after Donald Trump became president and made this very popular. And you know, they don't even say in Hungarian, they use the English phrase Vert forever. They say fake news in English. So it is so powerful actually the election of Donald Trump varies me from Hungary's point of view because having Donald Trump in the White House signals Viktor Orban that he can do anything he wants. And he knows this and he does this week tour. Bam was able to kick out of out an American school from this country without really being punished for this. There are some statements from the amassador and the State Department, but the good relationship between Washington. In Budapest was not hurt by this. Actually, there is no statement from the White House. There is no acknowledgment. There was a State Department statement. And you know, everybody was very very story. But the. Explained that they were really really still friendly and a few days after that the US ambassador, David STAN, he gave an interview to weekly magazine and said that he's heartbroken, but he still has he stressed in Victorian. And on the night when thousands of protesters very marching on the TV headquarters protesting against propaganda media. The American BUSTER David cornerstone was watching a soccer match in the VIP section of stadium with Viktor Orban in a rural town, and I think that chose a lot about the American government's relationship to the Hungarian of NET win last question on January first you tweeted out this sounds like the Hungarian government. And it was a piece in the Washington Post about silence from tr. Representatives and reporters trying to get information out of the American White House. What did you think it's sounded like hungry because this is what happens to me every single day? I send questions as a reporter to Hungary ministries, government officials spokespeople. And they don't answer. They don't even say, no comment. They just very simply ignore my question. And in fact, that is illegal Eckerd, the hunger law every government agency needs to create a press department, and that press department is required to answer every single question by journalists and the very simply ignoring me. And then I was reading that story about the White House. I was I was really astonished because my experience in the United States was that it was much more transparent than open than Mike country. And now it's behaving. Just like the government simply not answering reporters questions. Are you hopeful about anything going into twenty nineteen? I am wo fault because the protests that started right before Christmas showed a new kind of enthusiasm and determination both from people and position politicians because one of the main problems here was that the opposition was really either afraid or unable to act and now they realized that they have to try different kind of politics, and that they have to work together, and they are doing so, and they are also pushing women into the front lines. This is a very very macho country, and the very very much government and the themselves out. You're stone used by women stepping up against them. And that makes me hopeful actually. Thank you so much for joining us today and telling us a bit about what it's like to work as attornal in Hungary right now. Hope you stand touch. Thank you so much. That's anita. Move an investigative journalists at lotto first person is produced by Dan Ephron and edited by rob Sachs. I'm Sarah wild Mun. And I'm your host..
"budapest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"And that is concerning and I'm concerned for my colleagues because lots and lots of independ-. Outlets for shutdown in the past two years. And I see very very good journalist colleagues losing their jobs and leaving the profession, and I feel it's a vicious cycle because Dave on be able to do their jobs. They won't be able to uncover the stories that need to be uncovered. And there are fewer, and fewer and media outlets that can survive in this climate. So journalists are leaving their jobs over they've lost their jobs, and they don't have anything to take. Yes. They lose their jobs, and then they it's very hard to find another because it's a very small media market, and it's getting smaller and smaller, especially the independent part of it. So after there will be no jobs for all the journalists because there are no outlets and in the news controlled entirely by the propaganda side. Yes. And it will be controlled entire my orbin after vile, and you know, we can order the feel that there aren't enough journalists in the country their stories that we know that somebody should pursue. But there is just like not enough manpower to do. So I myself have a very long list in my notebook. About possible stories I have to do and possible leads I need to track down. But I think I have enough for the next year and new leads come up every day. And this is something beyond my colleagues discuss a lot that we are not enough. We can't write fast enough. We cannot Virk fast enough because just stories just keep coming up, and they're not enough journalists to to cover everything. Or is popular in Hungary can use lend why he feels the need or you believe feels the need to control the press. He's bop yer, but he's not immensely popular in his popularity can fall very quickly, then something happens. So for example in two thousand fourteen after he was reelected and before the migration crisis. He was hit by a very bad corruption scandal, and his popularity was falling. And he could only get his popularity back by starting to press the migration shoe, very hard and by using his propaganda machine to practically scare an entire country. The propaganda media has been pushing anti migra messages twenty four seven and I'm not exaggerating. It's nothing else. But migrants are coming raping your wife and stealing your job, and destroying your culture. And it's very very consistent twenty four seven message which scared an entire country before the elections this year as a journalist I spoke to a lot of waters feed us voters who said they don't like Orman, they think he's Kerr upped. He's a dictator, but he's the only one who can protect them from migration and the very scared of migration, and when you say feet has voters you mean feed as his party is not. Yes, I'm I'm sorry. Yes. Feed us is is Orban's party. Fetus is the governing party of Hungary? He also rails against George Soros. A great deal. All sources, of course, originally from Hungary or accused of conspiring against him. But how does rose become this figure in Hungary and popular consciousness? That's very interesting question on the just like the anti migration propaganda. We got the anti shore propaganda. And it was very very interesting because I or ban and his propagandists. Didn't connect shore to migration at all. Which is very funny to think now, but I they said, here's this person George shore who is funding bad bad NGOs in this country who are working against the Orban government. So that's why we don't like your sheriff and nobody really cared. It really didn't work. And then they realized that they are already having the anti migration message out. So they decided to connect sure to migration instead of NGOs. So. So after six months there was George shore who wants migrants in this country. And Now, Dan it was kind of effective because people are already scared of migration the propaganda media had been working on that for a year Biden. So they came up with the idea of George shore wanting to bring migrants here. And the reason we really don't know. One of the guesses is that it's a personal disagreement between shore Shen Orban, and for some reason or bimonthly to get back at Truro. And that's the Sierra behind the attacks on central European university. Which was founded by George Soros, and it's an American equity school and Orban started attack against the u which ended with.
"budapest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"Nonprofit foundation 'cause central European press and media foundation. What does your lot about? This is that this media foundation did not pay for any of these media outlets. The owners the oligarchy freely offered them, and they just donated them. So that really does you that they were and real owners of these out that's even before. Because if you're a businessman building up media empire and spending a lot of money on it. You will never ever donated freely to state run foundation, Hungary is one of many countries around the world where illiberal democracy is on the rise. Liberal democracy is receding. Do you? See? Carols between your country's experience and others. Yes. Illegal bitterly them, that's interesting because. Ever since for dakario used that in his essay. Or Bunn was the first who proudly declared to be illegal. So I think that's very strange vertu to us here. I would rather say populism, and we can definitely see the spread of populism right now from the United States to Poland Italy populist parties in other countries where probably they are not in power yet. And we have Steve Bannon here in Europe right now organizing the populists and trying to have them and provide them with hard before the European elections. So this is definitely a trend here, and it affects my profession independent. Journalists are called fake news media by these populists and. Our credibility is undermined and honesty. My problem is that I don't know where this is leading at the moment and the direction is varying. What do you mean? Where do you think the bottom is, for example, in the case of Hungary? I don't know where this is leading. All I can say is that the state capture is more and more complete right now, the target of or money's judiciary courts are the last best Yuna freedom, really in Hungary, because judges are are independent and the vast majority of them make decisions based on their conscience, and professional knowledge, and obviously Victorian doesn't life. Anybody who is independent? So he's taking over every remaining part of independent media judiciary, NGOs and. The bigger contrel the harder it is to get out of it. So the more steps he's taking towards controlling the entire state and the country and everything the harder it feels to be able to push back against this. And that's what is wearing do you feel afraid as an investigative journalist in Hungary? I'm not the faith for my physical safety because for Orban's legimacy, especially in the European Union. He knows that he cannot attack us physically or threaten us with jail. Even the one journalist was threatened with jail recently. I feel constrained because I feel that it's very hard to do my job properly without being able to to reach out to government sources because they themselves are afraid so they wanna talk I'm concerned about being alleged demise. I do my job as best as I can according to the ethics of my profession and VR called fake news media, and our Trinity's undermined by five hundred propaganda outlets at the same time..
"budapest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"Had a business plan ready for a new website. And we practically went everywhere. I personally went to Washington DC because I had connections there and talk to a few people there. Some of my colleagues went burly and others to Brussels, even to every single person in Hungary, who has money, I think, and nobody gave us any money. It was very obvious that they were so afraid of Orban's that they realized that they would be the stupidest thing to invest in a media outlet that goes against organised founded by the team that was kicked out by him. So after three months v all realized that they just have to start looking for jobs because we are not going to be able to start something on our own, and I can save our team was still lucky because at the time there is still more jobs in the media, and the all found jobs in a few months, practically I I was working for a vehicle newsmagazine as foreign editor. But I've been planning to go to investigative journalism for years at the time and then athletes over was advertising position, they needed somebody data skills, and they took me. So I have to say I am. I'm very lucky. I can do my job that I feel is very important and I can work independently with. Out any advertiser ownership pressure because we are small and that guarantees our independence and lots out something like propublica. Yes, exactly. I think it's much smaller. But is the same idea more than half of our funding comes from readers in the form of micro donations, and we are very proud of that your website, it it has a number for how many media outlets that or von and his relations control compared to twenty fifteen. How many does he control currently or how many does he have a hand about five hundred which is an amazing number for such a small country and this five hundred media outlets. Most of them were owned and controlled by businessman, David or pro-government businessman. We can call them all York's actually, but they had this mask of independence. But in November four hundred seventy six of this five hundred outlets, very consolidated into a.
"budapest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"They also checked what kind of? Governments these stories were about and they figured out that half of them were about the left wing governments corruption and the other half was about the writing corruption. So they didn't even find any bias. And I am personally convinced at that was what angered or bond because he's regime is extremely corrupt. And he doesn't like that to be exposed. But it wasn't his hand directly that had a role in shutting down. It was sold in twenty fourteen. Tell me about that. Yes. It was sold to an Austrian businessman called haynick Patino along with a lot of other newspapers, it was being media portfolio. And the didn't really understand why an Australian businessman would buy hungrier media portfolio. It didn't make sense. So we had a hunch that he was only a front man for hung area businessmen and very scary. That it would be a pro-government businessmen. And we started to hear rumors about who they want as the new editor in chief who was actually a journalist who has for decades in loyal to Orman and very expecting a similar rate to lot of other newspapers and online magazines in Hungary that is having a new editor in chief. And then all the new strain lists leaving and then the whole newspaper being turned into propaganda before you go into what actually happened. What was your role at the time? What were you covering where were you? What was happening for you? I was at the foreign desk covering US politics. And I was also part of the investigative team. Just a year before the paper was shut down sometime in two thousand fifteen and then what ends up. Happening. So there was a little bit of trick there because in September just a month before it was closed down our sources from the government told us that Mr. Orban's or whoever made this decision decided that we would be able to continue working for two more years because they don't want any scandal near the elections Sobe calmed down a little bit and got down to working and the published. Lots of important scoops. The owners also said that we would be moving offices. So the date for the move was set to be Okhta nine so Friday night, we packed up everything into little boxes and put numbers on it. So that we will find them on our desks in the new office, and the editor in chief said goodbye Friday night and said everybody, please come early on Sunday we have to get used to new office. But I will get you pizza, and we will have a party. And we last late at night. And I remember snapping a photo on my phone and posting it on Instagram saying goodbye office where come new office something like that. And next morning. I woke up to a newsflash on my phone from from a news website saying that my newspaper shut down and the pretext for shutting down was that. It was unprofitable which might or might not be true. But it was the most popular newspaper that sold the most copies in the country. And then the V had a crisis meeting, we tried to come the owners to strike a deal allows to work, and maybe take some celery cots, or, you know, just try to find a compromise. But it turned out that they really didn't want to find a solution, and this was just a pretext. So they just wanted the paper to begun. Then that night some people regular people. We don't even know who they organized the protest in front of the parliament. So, you know, less than twenty four hours after we finished Virk. The last issue of the paper very in the middle of thousands of people protesting for us. And that was very surreal experience. The New York Times at the time when ABS about check was shut down reported that the week of the shutdown. There've been a number of. Stories of of corruption that there was a head of Orban's cabinet office had flown by helicopter to a wedding that there were you're sort of lavish expenses being used in that it self might have tweaked the government into leased annoyance if not frustration of some kind. Yes, you are right. Be have the suspicion that it speed things up. So they would have shut it down. Anyway, they decided to do it much faster and in much uglier vague because it angered them. After that. We started to go to businessmen media owners investors trying to get some money for a new media outlet. Possibly an online magazine. Viva writing business plans in vehicle.
"budapest" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"Seven journalists. Sensory data guys Atlanta means transparent as a small news agency. They are trying to shed a light on corruption and Hungary. But as I learned when I spoke to a need a few weeks ago, that's becoming increasingly difficult thing to do. Let's start with the election of Viktor on twenty ton. What was his relationship light to the press when he was first in office was actually the second time? He was first elected in nineteen ninety eight and v knew that in two thousand then when he came to power again, one of his main goals was to build up the right wing media empire. That was very clear goal that he was fed off the so-called left-wing media dominance, and one of the first things he started to do into dozen ten was attack the in the. Pendant media and start building right wing media. I he started with passing a new media law, and there was a huge international outcry because that was very that say scary media law that would have made him able to Kirti all press freedom, and because of the outcry they decided not to use it. It was too risky for them in the European context. So they came up with this, very, let's say smart idea of controlling the media through economic methods the main to afford this is advertising. So the biggest advertiser in this country is the state and also market based independent companies are are not beating to advertise in independent outlets because they are afraid of angering the government. So this means that independent outlets. Practically got. Zero advising money, vile. Pro-government outlets are you know, they they have so much money that they don't even know how to spend it really when you say the government is the primary advertiser eating they actually by the ads, and they promote what how does it work? Yes. That's a very interesting feature that actually you can see my corruption it self on TV or magazines. So first of all there are the so called information campaigns. They are called government information. And they the first such big information campaign was in two thousand fifteen against migration. So their billboards all across the country and advertising on TV radio newspapers against migrating saying things like migrants have to adopt to our culture and migrants. Want to take your job? And it serves two purposes first of all it is propaganda. It gives a message second it allows them to channel money too friendly media outlets because this advertising cost a lot of money and other veil of this is advertisement by state owned companies. So for example, in Hungary, electricity is a monopoly via von electric company that serves the entire country, and this has been so for decades and the advertising, the electric company, and it is quite obvious to see that. You don't really have to advertise something that has been providing electricity to every single citizen for decades. But they still do that. Because it allows them to channel the money to their friendly media owners tell me a little bit about nets about check that did pronuncia correctly. Yes, you. I worked on it. You worked for nips about Jag for eleven years. I thank until it was shut down and twenty sixteen and it had antagonized or tell me how. Maeve chug was the communist party newspaper, but it was privatized in nineteen ninety and after that it had private owners and the whole newspaper and the editor in line was obviously changed but the name remained. So it was transformed into a real independent newspaper in nineteen ninety. And then it became the most popular use paper of the country, and it did enter is or bamn by covering corruption aggressively. And I think that was the most important reason why they wanted to shut it down. So the newspaper was shut down in two thousand sixteen October eight one hunger NGO anticorruption NGO code k monitor. They said that knaves check published by far the most stories about corruption roughly one per day..
"budapest" Discussed on Monday Morning Podcast
"So it's not like the poison over here. So I woke up the next day. Like, how am I not fatter? Oh, that's right. I got out from under my own food supply. So I want to thank them to Prague. I gotta tell you Prague and Budapest a lot of American sleep on those cities. Absolutely gorgeous. Like, I would say even prog is like the Paris of the mid west of Europe as far as my little, you know, I didn't get to see too much of it. But just. You know, driving from the airport looking at it was like both of those cities were were breathtaking and. Stupid computer keeps shutting down here. Anyways. I watched the rest of pappy onto the original one. When I came back when I flew back man that was fucking incredible. And then I watched this two hour documentary, which I forget what it was called. About the cross fit championships in it, mainly focused on the women and stuff like that. And you know, what like I said earlier where I could be wrong about our. Our foreign policy. I think I was wrong about crusted. Watching what those people were able to do physically. But as an old man watching it. I'm just going like, I don't know how long these people's bodies are going to last doing that. All of those fucking squats and all of that shit with all all I was thinking knees and shoulders knees and shoulders, you need those for the rest of your life. However, I think stem cell research is going to get to the point where everyone's all the religious ship is going to go by the wayside to just have the fucking knees and shoulders of an eighteen year old when you're sixty I'm telling you right now, there is going to be some fucking jacked older people. In the future. I got a buddy money at a torn rotator Cup, and he got that shit injected in there, and he doesn't even have scar tissue. It's fucking crazy. Twice sound like a crazy person right now, I'm talking about foreign policy and fucking stem cell research. This is this is all jetlag, Billy. He's all over the fuck and map. All right. Let me do a couple of reads. And then I'm going to tell you what it was like take us on in Germany. All right. Okay. Put your box butcher blocks delivers healthy one percent grass-fed grass finished eighth free range, orange chicken and the the top shelf. Heritage bread, pork..
"budapest" Discussed on Commons
"So centrally. A small magnet Nacre makes it onto a stall. She didn't actually make any magnets. It was a front. It was like, what do you call a Potemkin village factory in Budapest that wasn't actually making a thing, but auditors and various investors in lawyers. We go there and they would do a whole song dance. They would show him this apparent factory which was doing nothing and managed to fool. A lot of people. But even with the song and dance, people had known about the connections between mogul Ahah vich and why be magnetics backed the company's founding us even registered as a shareholder, the board of directors, the Tia sex. They were all warmed repeatedly that something was wrong. But what was happening behind the scenes was regulators were being told by the RCMP in the FBI that this was a dirty company. The board hired investigators and set up a special committee to look into the allegations. Those investigators found there were red flags pointing to money laundering and connections to organize crime in eastern Europe. But the special committee wrote it off as hearsay, and they didn't tell shareholders about the full extent of what the investigators had discovered the OAS see listed them TSL's listed them OS's the Ontario securities commission. We'll get to that later and it ended up tracking one hundred million dollars worth of investors money and within about six months of his exposed and all that money was gone. And by the time the truth had come out mogul which had already sold his shares..
"budapest" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"I know because it was one of those you want to do it tonight now. Well, we'll though tomorrow and then all of a sudden we just left. My wish we had done. I guess I'm just being very basic here was I wish we had gone to more thermal baths. It makes sense. You can't miss the thermal baths. I wish we had done more thorough bass. I actually had it all planned out of which ones are going to go to win, and I was going to do like a three, thermal bath, bang, bang, bang, bang in one day. And again, we just ran out of time. So when we go back, I definitely want to check out at least three or four of the other thermal baths just to get a good feel for them. And I, I mean, you can't go wrong with their own bath. Really. It's fun in the summer. It's fun in the winter. It's it's not that expensive and it's a cool cultural experience for me, basically checks all boxes. So I wish we had done a few more of the thermal baths, and they're all they're all unique as well. Like they're all different summer smaller summer bigger. So I think that's pretty cool that they all have their own by. That's what I wish we had done, but. That being said, he's real into one, maybe one of the best ones one. And we also had a fantastic time in Budapest. There is almost nothing I would change. It was the city that both of us had been wanting to go to for a while and you put it on your top ten places you wanna go or your travel wishlist, you're for the last three years. I really glad that we win and indefinitely lived up to our expectations and maybe even better than I thought it would be because we just enjoyed it so much. And we did go to bury nice time of the year. It was the end of may, and it wasn't super crowded. But the weather was really awesome, just pleasant and it was kind of just in the seventies and eighties degree Fahrenheit every day. So I don't know. I would highly recommend going in may. And as we mentioned Budapest to me as one of those cities that the more time you get to spend in it, the more you're going to like it. We did eight days and we did a lot, but I feel like it's a place. That you could go and live. Not that not everyone. Listening is going to go live there, but you could spend it and extending time STAN. There's a lot to do. You can also hit it for three days and get get some of the field, but it's certainly a place that's manageable walkable by caboodle. But there's a lot underneath that still you can see if you have an extent walk everywhere. We took a taxi to and from the airport, that's it. And we took the train one time. And other than that, we just walked in walked and walked and it was really, really enjoy 'em. So one of our favorite cities in the world, I think I speak for both of us when we say that because it had good food, good coffee shops, good places, drink culture, great architecture. And again, like we said, manageable with a kid also manageable. It can be very, very cheap. Or if you want to do a little buji experience Budapest's it's still a third to half the price of a western city if you were to go to New York or Paris or London. So all of that combined really makes it in my mind, a pretty special and magical place that I think most people should put on there. I timber, especially if they're going to do one of those European vacations do a euro trip. So there you guys have it if you want to check out all the stuff. We mentioned remember everything and it's going to be a lot of stuff. This time is linked up in the show notes. You.
"budapest" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"It's just decorated very well and kind of unique spot. Yes. So check that out. Our food was not the best we'd had, which, but it was ten bucks for like gourmet foods. We were a little not. We weren't so impressed with the entrees, where's? But again, it changes every day, so it's worth going and checking out and just for the experience, the service and the atmosphere's phenomenal. And then when we talk about like other food, we did go to one place that was didn't fit in any of those categories. This place was in the past district. One of my favorite days of Budapest's was us walking around through the Palestinians, and we ended it with an early dinner at this place called patrol on which is actually Spanish top us. We were getting ready for the may orca part of our trip. It was delicious. It was a little bit expensive. I think we paid about fifty dollars for two people, but we got. A few glasses of wine and it's top style. So it's kind of like when you're not in Spain, tapas is expensive when you're in Spain, tapas is much cheaper outside of Spain. I don't love top restaurants because like you just charging extra for a smaller portion, but it was a great little place. The food was was very good, and if you're in the palace, tissue pop in, get a drink or two people really nice, family run restaurant, check it out, put your own, which is right in district date and the palace district. So that was kind of our our meals, right? Our big meals. But another thing that Budapest does very well is desserts and one of the places that we absolutely loved talking about being up by the castle. And this is in district one. Yeah, not to be confused. There's the palace district, and then there's the actual castle area. So it's two different areas and this place that we went to was next to the Catholic across the river. Yeah, it's the oldest or supposedly the oldest dessert place remaining. In the city. It's called rose worm confectionery and it is into confectionery confectionery I'm actually it is whatever you call it. It's to die for it was so good that we ate desserts there, and then we got more deserts to take away because it is. It was very far from our apartment and we didn't think we'd be coming back and I wanted to have more of those desserts. We got the road swarm Krems, creams creams is like a cream cake. Yeah, like a puff pastry with cream inside it was so delicious. The best desserts I've had shortness. It was really good. And how much was it? Everything is about two bucks like any slice of pie is somewhere between one fifty, two fifty. Also, I guess in Budapest, Hungary in particular, are known for their tart cherries, because a lot of places had tart cherry dishes and this confectionary had a tart, cherry tart toured. Yeah, we're like a fold like strudel Trudeau. It was all very good. So basically anything. Can you get there is going to be good. You're gonna go see the castle. When you go see the castle go to rush worm. They're open all the time. It might be packed with tourists. That's fine. It's really good, delicious. Delicious desserts, and it's right there near the castle. So it's a nice little stop after you've seen the castle. We went to a few gelato places. Of course they were pretty decent. Lavender has a few spots around the city, super creamy. I really, really liked the Cecilia peanut flavor. None of these were as good, of course is we get in Florence or Vigo or anything. We got Louganis Lavinia, but lavender pretty good if you're having enchilada craving. Then we also went to this other place called gelato Rosa, which was very cool but unique in that. It scoops the July toe into ice cream or into rose petals? Yes, like little small, tiny scoops are not even scoops. They're like little dolls. Yeah. So I actually didn't enjoy eating it that way. Even though it was pretty. But the July was very good. Yes. Well, my problem which a lot of Rosa was that they had great texture, great flavor. But because of those rows pedal scoops it was hard to eat and I couldn't really just wanted a regular scoop of ice cream or I'm John. So you should go and ask. I was too scared because you're in line..
"budapest" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"I went through a rave at a bath house in budapest and i was like i'm gonna go swimming this is great and i ended up getting clementi and my i was horrified would in verse there was no benefit to me someone was having fun in the pool and i had antibiotic antibiotic resistant cliamed emi i live in the ball to get rid of free years had put me on like a series of antibiotics hearing event you can see what you want to betsy book i went through a lot of debauchery there i never go anywhere and partying in you're making me nostalgic free college years so far the point is in our said and i became conservative because i didn't wanna see those thing in my daily life and then i went to ring employees and i was like you know in wonder two if it's especially among the beltway the young republican types viewer is an emphasis i think on i'm a fiscal conservatives social liberal mccann and it's really not social liberalism as much as like i i would love some premarital liberty which now who can blame them my mother in law may indeed be watching but you you don't do that you're living descent and you just hit a kid multitudes of thank you you just hit a kid onset of a highway i did not on purpose i tweeted actually on pure peers moran tweeted yesterday how he was hosting some british something or other i think it was i think it's as the title of showing and he's i i'm doing with three broken ribs and so i clocked back and i tweeted i had a baby i didn't i've how baby on the side of the highway tough guy i try to hold that car like i don't play it at every moment but i was like.