31 Burst results for "Cronyism"
Rampant Affirmative Action Is an Invitation to Cronyism and Corruption
"When you have ramp affirmative action. This is so obvious. It is an invitation to cronyism and corruption. All these racial quota laws to try to hire blacks and south. Africa is the heaviest on small businesses. Where large mega corporations. They have no problem complying to this. Now we talk a lot of in the free market space of which you know turning point is part of and we spend a lot of time in about burdensome regulation and remember we love markets as a means to an end not as an end to a means meaning. We're not trying to get to a place of free markets. We're trying to use free markets. When you spoke to expand human flourishing protect private property rebuild the american family and if we have to insert ourselves into a market when there's not a desirable outcome like families getting obliterated because of some corporation. I did something that we should be happy to do that. We should be reluctant to do it at times but market should work for us. We should not work for market. This puritanical view of free markets is a libertarian idea. That's fine i agree with libertarians. On guns and lockdowns and against mandatory vaccines do not agree with them on a quasi religious view of markets. Can that's a different podcasts. For a different time. We talk a lot about regulation. Red tape is what we call it. What about the red tape of racial quotas. Do you want to crush the small business in tampa florida. Do you want to crush the laundromat in spokane washington. Do you want to crush the cobbler in riverside california then all of a sudden. Tell them that they have to comply with this top down racial demographic edicts that's going to raise the cost of doing business and that is precisely what has happened in south africa.
"cronyism" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"The corporation which is really a product of the system. We've created we've created a system where there's a lot of power up for grabs if you spend money and you go lobby and you give donations to politicians. You're gonna get a lot of proceeds from that and they're just playing the game so i don't think they're absolve from it but i also can't say i always blame them for for operating within the system that we've crafted going. The case in point of this was parlor right when parlor kinda rose up to challenge twitter and their free speech rules parlor was around for a little while. And you know they're kind of like the free marketeers at a moment like there's competition see the market is working and then they dumped by amazon web services their offline and then you know the conservatives and all the people who wanna institute government regulation and more power over social media companies go. There is no competition. Harlem can't even exist without being woken. Pc and then parlor comes back and then we don't have like the next chapter of that debate where we go see. Nobody's stopping you from being on the internet. There's nobody stopping you app or website but it kind of depends on whether or you're able to be viewed and like there's this thing going on right now in california with the app store fighting the apple address fighting against epic games. You know if you are not allowed to be listed on apple store do you even exist. I can't say you do. Well come on. I'd say you to use twitter in not even in its app. I sometimes use the app. But i often use it in google chrome and which you can still do. Lots of places have websites. I off so i think it's the moral panic. I mean i always go back to south park when they're singing by albert down the walmart and then this other store and they're like oh. This is the moral one and then they have to burn it down like. It's a moral panic. We had a moral panic over bicycles in the social dilemma. They said that never happened. But like it did. And there's evidence and even watching a lot of the tech hearings like it. Sounds just like the video game hearings of the ninety s which we know were ridiculous like we gotta stop the moral panicking and stuff and also look at the facts and definer markets because to say..
"cronyism" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"That means it was before you know I mean i have to say. I probably a bit of a bubble. I think people around me tend to be more. Wholehearted capitalists and to really understand problem addict. So i don't know that by anecdotal evidence as best that yeah. I have seen a lot of people commenting on it in that way and saying this is really shocking to see them. Admit this and maybe we shouldn't have been taking this money ever in the first place like the real problem is that you were ever taking it. You need to pull backwards. While there. I do. I do think that especially among younger generations. The issue of corporate welfare is one that the right and left early. Libertarian right and left can agree on. I don't know where the nationalist right really falls. But as far as those two camps we really do that. This is a huge problem. This is something that many of the things that we're seeing commodity Companies that people in the right don't like it's their only able to do that because they're so big they've gotten so much corporate welfare they don't have any competitors so when people want to complain about facebook's policies or twitter i can agree with them and also we need to agree. That government created this monster right. They wouldn't have gotten this big without competitors without government assistance and help and we need to quit this in the first place. We don't want companies to have such a. How do we how do we. How do we actually diminish the power of like these big tech companies who republicans are are rightly. I think worried about having too much of a say in how we discuss and relate to each other online. Let's break them up. Let's break up big tech. Let's initiate antitrust. What say you. I think the only principled answer on this is deregulation. We need to get regulations at sector. We need to make it easier for people to enter the market to create new concepts to actually come in and compete and succeed. That's not been happening on either side. We're not seeing any sort of movement towards that kind of policy that actually would provide more options for us. Since i do think ultimately we probably are on a pathway. Were we're heading towards some kind of antitrust Work that will end up breaking them up in extent. I can't say that. I endorse that. But i do understand why. They've gotten themselves in this situation. I think that they have acted unethically. I think that the government has acted unethically and giving them so much power and authority in letting them become so big by off our tax dollars by the way so. I think that these are the natural repercussions that come from these situations. When you start violating basic principles of capitalism early on you think of these really bad a results in it. Just start snowballing than you get. Worse and worse government intervention into the market and corporations stan necessarily where deregulation comes into breaking up the power of big tech. What regulations are protecting their ability to keep other players out of the market. I mean like we're talking.
"cronyism" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Your next great to have you. Hi. Thank you. Rush and God bless you. God bless you. Great to have you here. Thank you so much. I know you've moved on from the subject, but I just wanted to make a quick comment on generate a minute way that we never move on from anything. If you want to talk about mad dog, man, I've not moved on from it. I just set the table if you got a comment on mad dog, Mattis, by all means. I wonder if don't get my thought is that you know people like Mattis. They don't realize that believing in American exceptionalism putting America first have put us right where we are now. On the cusp of distributing back scenes for Covad. Uh, that's not how they look at the world. You're absolutely right. That's not how they look at the world. I know, but it's a shame, but it's more than a shame. It's a clear and present danger if you ask me. People like Mattis believing cronyism. Cronyism is the way of the world. Cronyism is how you advance cronyism is how you had your income. How you have an income cronyism is How you have membership in what we call the deep state, the establishment or what have you and the whole concept of American exceptionalism to them is that that was for hay seed Hicks. That that's so old fashion is a global world out there. Now that's interconnected and interdependent and the idea that the United States is some standalone places simply because how they look at it. Shame it is. I mean, we are Nation blessed by God, It's beautiful, and we really you are and so much to it not way really are a nation blessed by God, I firmly believe that I believe that after having Studied the Elements of American history. The true story of the first Thanksgiving so many Absolutely unique. Wonderful things had to happen. There's a book. Um Catherine Drinker Stone can forget the name of the woman that wrote it. That's close, Called Miracle in Philadelphia. It's about the Writing of the Constitution. How it Came together. It is a miracle. It's it. No other time in human history has anything like The United States ever been attempted. The United States Constitution never been attempted anywhere. But here And it works and it worked, and it continues to work despite efforts to undermine it that air coming from from within. And Thanksgiving is you know what Thanksgiving is? I wonder how many people really know what The official Holiday of Thanksgiving signifies It has nothing to do with the Indians and eating and thanking them for saving us that Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims Well, it does, but that's not the reason for George Washington's first Thanksgiving proclamation. The creation of the actual Thanksgiving holiday. George Washington. Was largely about thanking God. For the newly ratified Constitution. Everybody Who participate in the constitutional convention to realized How unique it was, how special it was how privileged they were to be part of it lives fortune sacred honor. People lost everything. To create this nation 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, many of them lost everything. Including sons who were taken prisoner and tortured. Catherine Drinker, Bowen Miracle in Philadelphia. Sons were taken prisoner and tortured. They were Hold their sons would be released if they would renounce. The declaration of Independence they didn't renounce. Anyway, I got take another brief time out. Time is rolling on table decided here that the top of the next hour we'll get started on the real Story of Thanksgiving in the United States back after they.
Where do the Cowboys go from here? To the trade deadline — but as sellers instead of buyers
"The Cowboys easier to write about when they win or when they lose? Uh, they're easy to write about what they lose. When they win. People feel good. You sell more newspapers when they win. That's a proven thing. So there's that. But, man what you know now, sometimes when they're bad, they're just not interested. And they just kind of go away. Like I don't know what it's like to right about when the Detroit Lions are bad. They probably just people are waiting for the Red Wings to drop the puck. But when the Cowboys are bad, there's usually nine different things in Iraq, And this year there, there might be that might be multiplied. So there's you can just pick out of a hat. And and and go from there. What is Jerry? June Jones do now? You know, one of the really disappointments with serious disappointments, obviously of code. But one of the rial lighter disappointments of this year is that he doesn't do press conferences after every game, because I can't imagine. What level he would have reached yesterday. Um, you know, it's Tze one thing to get beat up by Seattle or airy Arizona's offense. They can't stop the run. With anybody, not the Washington football team. They run for over 200 yards. And if you want to pick one area of the Cowboys that does not beat up my injuries. Their front seven They've got Jalen Smith. They got banned arrest. They've got the Marcus Lords they've got. They've got elegance. They got Everson Griffen. They got Tyrone Crawford. They got guys were supposed to be there, and they can't tackle anybody. And then you have the hit on Andy Dalton and that nobody seems to concern about the chief shot by Jon Bostic. That wasn't it took the announcers of minutes to kind of recognize, but they did eventually, So okay, that's that's a brutal Yep. Be Amari Cooper is standing there and there's others around there had to be a number of players see it. I would think the entire offensive line and to see it. On nothing. Nothing at all. I mean, I can't imagine. If that was Dad getting hit like that that they wouldn't have done something but that that just pointed to the the give up factor of this team they looked like in the first quarter. They're out there to see when it's going to go badly, and you know how much it's going to feel like a ground hog day. They got nothing on either side of the ball, but quitting is worse than losing to him. Yeah. And of course, coaches will always and players will fight. You didn't quit. Everybody has a great attitude by when you see something like that, and when you see it That And when you see a team that just gets gassed in the run and announcers every week, whether it's the money, night crew or yesterday was was Moose. Ah lot of destroyed job back and they get very quickly. The out of position on these place. They really get outflanked quickly without defense. I mean, they're they're talking around the fact that team looks very poorly prepared and has no idea what to do in the players. Never respond if Jerry had to do over coaching. Well, I mean, that's what What was it about Mike McCarthy flying in and spending one night at the Jones house and all they were just so wowed by this guy. They couldn't believe it. Now, what have you seen in any game that he brings? You didn't call the plays so anytime the offense was playing well earlier in the year, That's Kellen Moore is offense. So what is he doing over there that he brings Emily brought in all these coaches? Guys he had in Green Bay 10 years ago. Mike Nolan, who hired him 20 years ago. It's just this. This cronyism tied coaching staff. And you wonder, and you wonder how much Jerry thought about like a mat rule. He mentioned Matt Rule one time last December, just after Baylor played in the Big 12 championship game. What a great young coach to thought. Matt Rhule wass. And you're Matt Rhule took over a team that was just God awful and got ready Cam Newton, and they released whatever they are three and four. They compete. Uh, yeah. I mean, I don't know. I don't know that he wouldn't like to rethink this lot. Now it's the first year so I think both the pandemic the DAC injury, the offensive line being completely wiped out. Those going allow the coaches to skate for year. But he has to be thinking this. This may have been a Terrible higher. The Cowboys buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. You know, I don't think they have a lot to sell. I heard somebody saying trade one of their wide receivers. They don't need that many hundreds of it. That's the one thing they have is good wide receivers. You want to trade one of those go You know, Draft Ah, linebacker with a neck injury. That's what that's what excites you about rebuilding the team. I don't think they will do much. There's certainly not Myers, they get by. I mean, I don't know why in the world you would add. Do it to a terrible collection of talent as this many injuries, but I don't expect him to do a lot, actually.
"cronyism" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"Up for the year, the greatest devastation economic devastation. In American history and it's up for the year. Now can go up. You think well, I think it's inflation. They know that when they double. So all that debt that fortunately dollars of debt is basically ensuring that being monetize, the Fed is just making that money. So they're increasing I think like the basic money supply by four trillion, and then they reduced the bank's loan requirement to zero. So the banks have four trillion dollars and instead of being able to lend ten times that amount which they normally are, which would be forty trillion dollars should be like doubling or whatever of MTV it'd be like many times that we have. They can multiply that forty trillion by INFINITI. I did see in the DNC, there's been a lot of themes of this vaccine will be out by the end of the year. The Sfaxien will flood the market by the end of the year I wonder if that's impacting it. Oh definitely expectations of vaccinations and the reopen has been having the major impact on that. But the Fed came out and said that they are no longer targeting a two percent cap on inflation, a two percent average. So they're actually expecting inflation inflation is just a rise in prices do more money. So if they're doubling the money supply and the Dow's at thirty, thousand today it, it's really the equivalent of fifteen thousand before they double the money supply and it makes it impossible to. To as as somebody who wants to retire someday and use that as a way to access capitalism, the fruits of capital in addition to the fruits of my own labor, it makes it impossible because it disconnects the fundamentals you can't look at it and say I think razors razor or good basic investment that I should get like a few bucks back on public Blah you can't you have no idea I can't even I can't navigate it myself because you just there's no way allies it it's just it's really truly all about the Fed. Well, in the patient fifteen, I am going to tell you about what Ilan Musk is going to be apparently doing tomorrow demonstrating for us tomorrow. And The Way? Can I just interject this? Somebody thanks me telling them what a Thong wise on the air and I was wrong I said when two letters make a single sound, it has to be two vowels. Dip Dong not the first thing that comes to mind when I hear it's a great. It's a great word tip Thong. Spring break his. Long. Yeah it's just it's great. All around word I'm I'm not sorry I. brought it into the conversation. Literary Word. It certainly has literary implications despite anyway, it doesn't matter because we use dip thongs whether we know it or not. I A good change into my depth on for I go out to the beach. You know nobody needed that nobody needed that but if you do that stop by the Wax Kiosk, I and. I'm going to tell you about it Katy.
"cronyism" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"Our top story, the Republican National Convention continues and I to be incapable of watching anything like that. Democrat or Republican. But when I do catch the occasional snippet on my serious Fox Headline News, I'm usually pretty. Cringe over it. Today I heard pants and his absolute monotone leased charismatic person in politics in my opinion Cotton Hill would actually be an improvement. He said, all I heard was something like in this battle against socialism or if the Democrats win, we'll have socialism and they just could I can't I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry when I hear nonsense like that because. The battle for a just and free ideology in this country is so far gone. We have socialism. Fascism, we have financial capitalism. We have cronyism where we do not have is liberty and free market entrepreneurship. When he said he said his last time we spoke you said were freedom and free markets are on the ballot. No, they're not. They are not on the pallet that's not what's happening. Trump signed over he is. He has presided over the. largest deficit in history fortunately, dollars for this fiscal year and I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same next fiscal year. That is socialism it is redistributing wealth. That's what it is, and maybe the taxes aren't up right now and trump has said. Oh don't like Democrats they'll raise your taxes and then everything just falls pieces as Ron Paul e says the taxes are the spending. The only difference is that you're putting off on people who are not voting on it. It's you're just pushing it to taxation without representation you're spending the money. And the future is paying the taxes your Chil- children are paying the taxes. It's it's intergenerational wealth transfer. It's so many things so many things but one thing it isn't is saving us from socialism while I think that's eventually going to become communism. Socialism and communism it's going to merge together with China threat. We're GONNA connect it all to the NBA. Real. Hockey of. China's what they're called. Fascist I wanna tell you what the what I'm, what the actual ideology that it's not even ideologists situation. The differences with Communism would actually declare the ownership at the government level, and if you want to get insanely rich by siphoning money off the top, you have to hide it. You have to hide that money and it's and you could get in trouble but what they have this corporate governmental continuum this fascism on a scale it's the same in. China as it is here from what I can observe that. You're really talking about is. People getting fantastically wealthy by government contracts by bribing by having lobbyists sent regulatory standards that that's why big tech lobbyists for these visas high skilled worker visas because they don't WanNa pay us who have to pay for our own schooling. It's if if twitter and facebook and Google, and all those guys got seed money from the Department of Justice and those puppets, those lifetime actors get fantastically wealthy for doing their bidding. That's what I'm talking about. I don't actually to be honest communism would be an improvement in my opinion over this insidious cor poke mental deep state from left to right continuum. I don't think anybody who actually seeks communism the from the organizers, the people seeking power from their standpoint ever intend to actually implement communism I think it's a vehicle that used to concentrate their power because the Marxist appeals the oppressor versus the oppressed is is is universally worked to mobilize people for hundreds of years and I think that's one of the it's purely the propaganda side of the equation. Yeah I. Think. So I I think maybe there's true believers. There's people who are involved in the movement they believe it but they're getting bamboozled by the people who are organizing. Power source. who were we talking about yesterday where? They were there were the idea of Marxism. Oh. It was that chick who was uninvited from the RNC who sent that tweet out. That said Oh. What really this threat if? This antisemitic screed seventy, five tweets long of every possible conspiracy theory ever, and one of them was the Marxism Communism Obama. Valerie. Jarrett. Protest riot thing going on right now as if Obama and Valerie Jarrett and a bunch of Marxists, which they are self declared are behind the scenes creating all the stuff. So that part of the dialectic is actually what? Pence is feeding off of so it is all a piece I'm with you there. I will disagree that pence is charismatic I think Oh, really eerie charismatic when he's in his element or when he I think that when he speaks on behalf of the President I think he knows his role plays his role as the boring vice president I don't think he doesn't on purpose I've seen him speak in other capacities that haven't been as well publicized and he is a different speaker altogether. Abrahams yeah. He's a good storyteller but yeah, he was droning on and it was boring last night. I wanted to Bang my head against my desk. It was very hard to watch. He's been. And do it until speed later. Really that's not enough. There's no Smith is not. W. Pants on double speed him to do. Double Double Spe-. He spent the first ten minutes, fifteen minutes really of the speech thanking his family members mom, his daughter his daughter's fiance is other daughter's fiance. Is that a family reunion everybody was socially distance this speech if anything shows what an impact a live audience has, there was over one hundred people in the audience they were socially distance, but you could hear them cheering reacting to the pause moments the clap moments that you didn't have in the other speeches that really is such a different feel to his speech but pets. I thought his speech was pretty much cookie cutter and boring. He did make he did say the line about if you're tearing down statues that's not free speech and those who do it will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and we warned people about that they are watching and they're going to arrest people who did that and they have been doing that and. He did make that comparison that Biden says law enforcement is systematically racist while pence says you don't have to choose between supporting cops and supporting the African American community. You can do both which I completely agree with that point and. He had the great line which I know you'll disagree with. Their agendas based on control are is based on free. That is how he talks. Yeah, it's totally not. It's completely not although they act like I. Mean they're they're acting everybody on both sides is acting like trump is the one who's kind of against masks says, he doesn't wear a mask, but he's facilitating asks patriotic wear masks. Now, there were few other speakers caught my attention one said something that. You're going to like I believe. Jack Brewer. He's a former NFL player and a professor is a black guy. He was promoting trump. He was defending trump's actions that he's done things done for the African American community and one thing he said was we are not as divided as our politics suggest at some point for the sake of our children, the policies must take priority over the personalities..
Whistleblower Rick Bright testifies before House panel
"Rick Bryant alleges that the White House would not listen to him today he testifies before a house committee that says it will ride used to run a top federal health agency he says he warned about the pandemic early to no effect he says he warned against unproven drugs that the president was promoting and he says that's why the administration transferred him to a different job NPR health policy reporter Selena Simmons Duffin is covering this story Selena good morning morning Steve once bright already set well he filed a whistleblower complaint with the US office of special counsel last week and that details how as director of Bardot which is part of the federal health agency he warned the trump administration about the seriousness of the corona virus any claims he pushed back against the white house's promotion of unproven cove in nineteen treatments like hydroxyl Clark win and that the administration put what he called cronyism over science he was transferred he says against his will to the national institutes of health last month now president trump has dismissed the allegations and painted bright as a disgruntled employee but late last week breaks lawyers said the office of special counsel said there seem to be reasonable grounds to believe he was retaliated against and that it recommended he be reinstated while his complaint is investigated okay so there's a complaint now that that involves both bright and this other person a man named Bowen who is testifying today as well right right so the other witness today is Mike but when he's a businessman with a Texas based face mask company called prestige Ameritech and both witnesses submitted written testimony to lawmakers Boeing statement outlines how for years he tried to get the federal government to engage with his company and other domestic mask makers arguing it was a national security issue and in a pandemic like we are in now it would be hard to get the needed supplies he told NPR last month at no one took his warning seriously everybody ignored reporters ignored it some kind of experts ignored our government ignored at hospitals in order but ignored it I don't want to say I told you so just wanna help everybody although it is an opportunity for both born and bred to say told you so anyway okay so that's bone one is bright likely to say Rick Brady also submitted written testimony to lawmakers and he emphasizes he's a scientist and civil servant and that pandemic preparedness is his expertise and the fact that his warnings went unheeded clearly pains him here he is on CBS's sixty minutes last week we see too many doctors and nurses now dying I was thinking that we could have done more to get this masking the supplies to them sooner and if we had would they still be alive today for today's appearance so great rates that he wants to be forward looking so he talks about the need for a clear voice from the federal government that is consistent and truthful even when that truth is difficult and he says the truth is really difficult he writes the corona virus pandemic could be worse than the nineteen eighteen flu which claimed over fifty million lives and he says the window is closing to prevent things from being worse in the fall writing quote without clear planning and implementation of the steps that I and other experts have outlined to twenty twenty will be the darkest winter in modern history well very briefly what's the agenda of the lawmakers will question him well anytime a whistleblower comes to testify before Congress is going to be political right as a witness democratic lawmakers want to hear from and they hold the majority in the house one thing to watch for is how Republicans on the committee engage with bright and whether or not they use this as a platform to defend the
Whistleblower complaint alleges virus warnings were ignored
"Remember Dr Rick Bright. He was the guy who would be in charge of the government's efforts to find a corona virus vaccine and two weeks ago. He was removed from this extremely important job with zero explanation. Then Dr Bright claimed he was fired for pushing back on President. Trump. President trump push for an unproven malaria drug to be essentially distributed on demand. Today he filed a really revealing and shocking whistleblower complaint charging among other things and abusive authority or gross mismanagement. He elaborated on a conference call reporters this afternoon two years however had been beyond challenging time. After time I was pressured to ignore or dismiss expert and scientific recommendations and instead to award lucrative contracts based on political connections in other words I was pressured to let politics and cronyism dry decisions over the opinions of the best scientists. We have in government Dr. Brian also described his concerns about the lack of government response to the growing outbreak. As far back as January after bright relayed concerns from domestic surgical mass produced that quote the mask supplies at imminent risk. Nothing happened for Week. Leading the mask producer. Email bright quote rick. I think we're in deep shit joining me now. Sam Stein politics editor of the daily beast reporter. Dr Rick Complaint today and Sam. It's it's a long and detailed document and it is quite revealing. What jumped out to you? Well two things. One is the stuff that happened prior to the corona virus outbreak. Which is he details. The systematically corrupt HHS process in which Huge contracts being awarded to people who are very close to top officials at the Agency. The more pressing thing obviously many detailed an administration that was basically had their heads in the sand. I with respect to the corner virus outbreak in China for weeks. Not Months you touched on a bunch of stuff early on but just warning for seeing that a shortage of n ninety five masks was going to be a huge problem and being unable to convince anyone up the chain that this is something they had to deal with also a or lack thereof around getting a vaccine in the developmental process which we now see the administration. The president has but he was talking with officials. January early February about the need to prioritize the stuff and of course got nowhere. But I think the larger thing I was it was interesting to hear. Kathleen civilians. Talk about this is that there's sort of a bigger picture here. Which is that. The careerist and the scientists in the administration were more or less ignored or pushed aside and have been since the onset of the administration's not just the disbanding of the pandemic units. But its people like Dr Bright who are dismissed as alarmist even though the scientist nistration and this is sort of common pattern that you see with his presidency where he goes more with his political guts and how he's thinking than actually doing any long term strategic planning and it's more than guts and there's an allegation of essentially corruption. Here right that that that you have career. Scientists and civil servants were making determinations based on the science and there's pressure from above from the trump administration to steer things in the direction of people that have a a monitor interest because they're buddies of the president like that. And that's one thing if you're talking about know a contract for buying pencils for a federal agency it's another we're talking about vaccines and lifesaving drugs right now. There's so there was this story which detailed the president's push for hydroxy chloroquine as therapy drug To be stockpiled against all sort of prevailing scientific evidence or lack thereof that it was effective in Dr Bright raise. Those concerns admitted that he brought to the attention or confirmed an inquiry from a journalist which ultimately led to his dismissal from his post. So that this is a case of someone saying this is really crazy. What we're doing is borderline not completely unethical. I mean stop and he took provocative steps to stop it. There was another story today. Involving a jared Kushner is Coronavirus tasks in which one of the complaints made against that was that Fox News personalities were able to jump to the front of the line in terms of getting people to hospitals that they deemed helpful. Or you know emotionally close to. So you're absolutely right. There's a horrific way to do this. In the trump administration is basically hitting every which is cronyism favoritism and dismissal. The science I want I want play. What a bride had to say about H- dismissal the of high hydrochloric being the kind of breaking point in terms of Administration take a listen. Americans need to have all the fax they need to know the truth about this pandemic need to be able to trust their government
Health official says he was forced out for refusing to push Trump-touted COVID-19 drug
"Dr Richard Wright says he was removed from his post this week because he claims he insisted on rigorous science based verdict of a hydroxyl required the malaria drug that's been embraced by president trump the brightly colored science not politics or cronyism has to lead the fight against the
"cronyism" Discussed on AP News
"Rick bright says he was removed from his job leading the biomedical advanced research and development authority this week right says he limited the broad use of hydroxy chloride wind which the president repeatedly pushed as a game changer with no proof the drug actually works against the virus asked about bright yesterday Q. just mention the name I never heard of rights lawyer since since his removal was retaliation plain and simple the guy says he was pushed out of a job maybe was maybe was and I do have to have the other side I don't know who he is right says he's speaking out because science has to lead the fight against the virus not politics or cronyism Sager mag ani Washington
Expert claims reprisal for opposing virus drug Trump touted
"Rick bright says he was removed from his job leading the biomedical advanced research and development authority this week right says he limited the broad use of hydroxy chloride wind which the president repeatedly pushed as a game changer with no proof the drug actually works against the virus asked about bright yesterday Q. just mention the name I never heard of rights lawyer since since his removal was retaliation plain and simple the guy says he was pushed out of a job maybe was maybe was and I do have to have the other side I don't know who he is right says he's speaking out because science has to lead the fight against the virus not politics or cronyism Sager mag ani Washington
Expert claims reprisal for opposing virus drug Trump touted
"The head of a government agency fighting the corona virus pandemic says he's been pushed out for opposing the malaria drug president trump promoted as a virus remedy Rick bright says he was removed from his job leading the biomedical advanced research and development authority this week right says he limited the broad use of hydroxy chloride wind which the president repeatedly pushed as a game changer with no proof the drug actually works against the virus asked about bright yesterday Q. just mention the name I never heard of rights lawyer since since his removal was retaliation plain and simple the guy says he was pushed out of a job maybe was maybe was and I do have to have the other side I don't know who he is right says he's speaking out because science has to lead the fight against the virus not politics or cronyism Sager mag ani Washington
"cronyism" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"At Van And consumers do not give folks the second chance if your product isn't on day one. I want your yeah. I kind of wish that were more industries. Well Hey I appreciate you guys. Thanks thanks for the call Dunkin. I appreciate hearing from you. Thanks for the inside scoop. They're into your business and as he was pointing out there you know. He put a tremendous amount of effort into jumping through all these regulatory hoops and God knows how much money in order to jump through those hoops to get his cheese. Or whatever business yogurt business it was off off the ground and then after you've then thrown in a ton of money and time into all these regulatory compliance issues then you've got to actually do the business right then you've got to put the product out then you've got to come compete with competitors and you're already behind the ball by one hundred two hundred three hundred thousand dollars. Whatever the you know the various as different costs were and as he's pointing out then you know if you're not ready to go and have the best product available right out the gate then? It's it's tough competition. Yes Oh that sucks. And it's because the government that made it so that he couldn't spend it again. I'm just picking a number out of thin air. Let's say it was three hundred thousand dollars. Just in regulatory compliance costs. That's money that he couldn't spend end on his actual business on doing things that would make his product better or service better and more competitive sad. It is what it is said but his uh again his initial statement prior to the break was that the free market needed rules and regulations and that is false that is not a free market correct but then he was on one side of the ball. He was arguing. Are you in favor of those yet. When they were going to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in and working for his competitors and on the other side of his mouth arguing against them because it was preventing him from from moving on with his business justice? Yeah that is if you're gonNA advocate for take the good with the bad man. Yeah that's a Great Point Ritchie and it deserves further. Study here the idea that Americans are incredibly unprincipled when it comes to freedom they they can understand how if they're in business how regulations hurt their business. They can see it because they're experiencing it. They're feeling it. They know how deleterious those things can be time-wasting they are time consuming money resource I consuming And they can see that. That's that's money in time they could spend elsewhere but they can't because there's men with guns who will show up and you know threaten their lives if they don't jump through the hoops but at the same time they also want those regulations to exist for all their competition and for everybody else in every other business. It's like so they want to be free from the regulations themselves. But they don't want the regulations to go away because they are convinced that there's somehow benefiting from them and that's when the cronyism comes in when you get big enough as an organization to be able to rare regulation you write the regulations that burdens your competitors even more. Yeah it's sick. It's a sickness and people need to do you let it go. I mean they need to realize that it's not helping people just want the consistency. Yeah either for it or you're against it by some principles of the matter. So yeah if you if you're against regulations for yourself and you should be go ahead and just be against regulations for everyone else including your competition against against regulations and be against taxes across the board because we'll all benefit from that and of course the fearmongers will come but but people will do bad things but but dangerous products dangerous services. We need regulations to protect the consumers. That's what they say that's what they say but the reality of it is is that regulations actually protect the people who've been in business the longest the people who have the most political connections in the world of politics. And that's usually not you toll free numbers eight fifty five four fifty free. That's eight five five four five zero three seven three three. You can take control of the airwaves and as far as protecting consumers. I say leave that to the marketplace. The fact is businesses. Do not have an incentive tip to hurt their customers and with.
"cronyism" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Profiles and cronyism I'll be right back Hey it's Larry o'connor you know we all have memorable days in life for me I'll never forget the day each of my four kids was born the day I proposed America today I said I do to Meredith all happy memories if you have sleep apnea you won't forget the first night you use C. pap especially if you struggled with it but you don't have to keep struggling make today a day you'll never forget by checking out inspire inspire is a sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body with just a click of a remote that's right a button it's a small device placed it during a same day outpatient procedure simply click the button on the inspiring mode before you fall asleep as you sleep inspire keeps you breathing normally and sleeping peacefully no mask no hose just sleep if you struggle with C. pap make today a day you'll never forget by visiting inspires sleep dot com that's inspire sleep dot com inspire sleep apnea innovation no mask no hose just sleep conspires not for everyone talk to your doctor to see if it's right for you and review important safety information and inspire sleep dot com restrictions may apply plans may very coffee hills in these hard economic times you've got to do whatever you can to save money one of our biggest expenses can be our cars especially when unexpected repair bills it not anymore if you do own a car truck or SUV made from nineteen ninety nine or higher you could stop paying for car repairs that's right you might not have to pay a penny to have it repaired just dial star star two four four on your mobile phone now to see if you qualify you must have an automobile made from nineteen ninety nine or higher and all repairs for your engine transmission and much more can become a thing of the past dial star star two four four on your mobile phone today and get your car projected before your next repair bill hits that's right total protection for your car and no more repair bills just dial star star two four four on your mobile phone now to see if your car call five is that star star two four four never pay for car repairs again just dial star star two four four on your mobile phone now dial star star two four four hi I'm a bad issue founder of.
Japan's shredding scandal
"Now as everyone settles in to the Christmas party season a different type of potty in Japan has embroiled the government in a political scandal. Japan's Cherry Cherry Blossom. Viewing parties are famous but one hosted by the prime minister. Shinzo Abe is now mired in cronies scandal making things worse just Allah's after the opposition sought more information on the event K.. Documents were shredded. It's highlighted the government's love of the industrial scale shredder as is our north North Asia correspondent Jake's termer reports from Tokyo each year paypal. He anxiously a white the Sakura or cherry blossom forecasts. Oh costs that predict when and wave pink flowers will reveal themselves across the country between the end of March and first few weeks of April. The blooms of the Cherry blossom make for spectacular sight across Japan and many people come out to celebrate the cold Hanami parties it's like a giant picnic underneath the dazzling blossoms with family friends or colleagues with food and drink combi every year since one thousand nine hundred fifty. Two Japanese government has hosted a state funded honey party but the cost of this is party was around seven hundred. Fifty Dow's Australian Dollars Double The cost from twenty four tain normally around ten thousand people attend that one but this use guest list stretched to eighteen thousand. And it's just who received an invite that's led to accusations of cronyism and favoritism from the opposition these parties a prime minister. Shinzo Abe's own benefit because he invites his own supporters. His Prime Minister Obey initially denied any direct involvement in making arrangements for those invited but about one thousand guests at the potty. AUTY wouldn't nominated to attend by the prime minister and his wife Aca. So who was he this year. Most I don't know her because the guest list was shredded. And so what's thought to be the Nakabayashi. NSA seven five one. Zero Mach three just one hour after the opposition requested a copy of the guest list. It was mulched in the industrial sized document. Destroy the machine can clear one thousand pages in a single
Another Scandal Perpetrated By prime minister Shinzō Abe
"Shindo Ave became Japan's longest serving prime minister last month he's also embroiled by the latest in a series of scandals involving allegations of cronyism cover ups and mis use of state funds as in Pierce Anthony Kuen reports from Tokyo the scandals have marred is likely to be a base final term in office the past fifty plus years the government is hosted a party where guests income owners in suits gather to raise cups of socket rub elbows with politicians and enjoy the fleeting beauty of Tokyo's cherry blossoms but opposition lawmakers allege that prime minister Ave his use these events to reward his own political supporters last month opposition Communist Party lawmaker Tomoko Tom mora grilled on a at a parliamentary hearing I don't but I don't know I don't know Mister prime minister please answer the question only you can answer this she said waving her hand at him forcefully in an interview in her office tumblr explains why she held on base feet to the fire so would you want to know and I was asking about invitations sent by his office but he tried to get some other official to answer I thought this was wrong so I pressed him hard the cherry blossom parties of ballooned in size and this year the government spent more than half a million dollars on some fifteen thousand guests so they do you think yeah I found it was because the prime minister was inviting his own election supporters as many as you please the cherry blossom party is funded by taxpayers money this means that he was virtually buying votes an opposition lawmaker asked for the guest list with the same day bureaucrats fed the list into a gigantic shredder which lawmakers later visited on the claim that it was just a coincidence that he had done nothing wrong this is the third major scandal involving allegations of cronyism and cover ups to engulf the RB administration in as many years Sofia university political scientist Koichi Nakano says that while most Japanese don't trust Arby's explanations about the scandals many of become too numb to care these a growing sense of I knew normal being creative you know I base of five one scandal after another and so some people think that you know what's the point
"cronyism" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Telephone number is eight hundred nine four one Shawn you want to be part of the program I'm looking at the media apparently the now in a breathless hysteria of meltdown break down you know in typical mold because of some stupid comment that Mick Mulvaney apparently made I just talked to a couple people that said not only men this not only meant that I I'm going I'm going because the way that the media is pointing at my veiny confirmed Ukraine aid held with held in part over request to investigate Democrats despite trump's denial of quid pro quo well even the Ukrainian president said there was nothing like that our and everyone else said it and we have the transcript they didn't ship say it so I mean the fact that he this guy can't put two sentences together like anyone else is nothing you got to remember something here I I and this is where the mob is so corrupt in the media you have got Joe Biden on tape it got him on tape literally saying you got six hours in other words he's shaking down Ukraine threatening to withhold the billion taxpayer dollars yeah you got six hours fire the guy or you're not getting the money nobody in the media mob cares nobody in the media mob at all pays any attention to that yesterday whatever those earlier in the week then you got hunter Biden genius that he is I mean it is so bad I can't even believe they allow him to do it any goes on and on business but this way saying okay well tell us about your experience what was once on a board and Amtrak I'm like well how do you know that bore by one's got all aboard Amtrak but I don't know how you doing what did he think you were doing what he read the press reports that I joined the board of reason which was a Ukrainian national gas company and there's been a U. L. a lot of misinformation about me not about my dad nobody buys that but the vices idea that I was on qualified to be on the board what were your qualifications to be on the board of very small well I was vice chair of the board of Amtrak for five years I was the chairman of the board of that you and the world food program I was a lawyer for boys Schiller Flexner one of the most prestigious law firms in the world you didn't have any extensive knowledge about natural gas or Ukraine itself so no but I think that I had as much now as anybody else was on the board I if not more no experience with Ukraine no experience in energy oil gas the father demands the firing of the prosecutor told The Washington Post and ABC news that he was fired for one reason and one reason only and that's because Joe Biden demanded it now you think about this for just a second here is this is important so the media ignores it they defend it and then they justify it these guys are on tape basically saying yeah this total cronyism here complete cronyism at the highest level why do you think in the same with China there is nothing no experience in China except for the flow with his dad to trying to ten days prior to a billion dollar which became a billion five dollar private equity deal all I ever received a penny we start by you in those photos getting off of airforce two with your daughter with your father with my dad and I went there because my daughter was on the trip to did you talk about China or your deal with China a twelve hour flight over open of course that never came out your father did shake hands with Mr Lee the correct in the lobby of the hotel I don't remember but probably yeah I hope so I will be did is my friend got a family yeah for for almost thirteen years use your enterprise yeah I understand totally Amy whether I'm in New York or whether I'm in Washington DC a friend and business associate is in the hotel and my dad saying there is it inappropriate for me to have coffee with them so that I mean anything was not a mistake it was not on our however is it now it did ten days later this guy gets the exact I mean this is the amazing thing he gets something that he again he's not qualified in no experiences now what is that then why is this important it's important because the media is that abusively biased and if it was vice president trump and Donald Trump junior they would not relent on this corruption one bit not even a little bit and it would be impeachment envision a main event and and they want to be told every second of every hour of every minute of every day that it is I a conspiracy theory that's unproven but let me ask anyway because everyone will get mad if you know what I don't say that so you got the phone call with the transcript of the president and you know you go back to the transcript now keep in mind a president's constitutional duty is what to faithfully execute the laws of the land we also have with Ukraine by the way also with Italy and also with Great Britain what we have we have cooperation agreements and in criminal matters wow so the president says what do you say in the transcript forget the non whistle blower whistle blower I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it what is the president talking about there obviously the election interference that we have described in detail that even political wrote about January eleventh twenty seventeen the country just spent nearly three years everybody seem to care about Russian interference in our elections now the president who has a sworn constitutional oath and duty to faithfully execute the laws of the land is he saying your country knows a lot about it because they were already on record admitting it and what did they do they interfere in our elections and they did it to benefit Hillary Clinton but the double standard is if it's not for trump who cares who cares anyway and he said I'd like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine they say crowd strike I guess you have one of your wealthy people or whatever the server that they say Ukraine has it a lot of things that went on the whole situation is talking about Alexian interference the mob and the media's said they cared about election in appearance but only trump pressure interference four separate investigations nothing zero and then he says I guess yeah but you know your people the server Ukraine has it there a lot of things that one on the whole situation and I think you surround yourself with some of the same people meaning you just governments corrupt that you have here and then he said I'd like to have the the Attorney General call you or your people quite what do you think the attorney general's been doing in Italy and Great Britain lately the battle action in appearance that's right whether or not out sourcing of intelligence gathering and spying on our campaign a team it cetera etcetera and a and a president and I'd like to think your Attorney General call your people and I like to get to the bottom of it I thought the media wanted to get to the bottom of it as you saw yesterday the the whole nonsense ended with a very poor performance by a man named Robert Muller incompetent performance but they say a lot of it started with Ukraine whatever you can do he said it's very important that you do it if that's possible why because he's faithfully executing the laws of the land there is nothing there about a quid pro quo now I have no idea what Mick Mulvaney was talking about and here's what he said today that the media say this is that we got a we got on the make Mullaney and I hate to tell you this Mick Mulvaney these comments as any evidence to back this up great but you know he goes well I think what it is it knowledge meant that they've you know yeah I mean it's what what do we suppose that they do you play the tape of the venue they also mentioned to me in past the the the the the corruption of related to the DNC server absolutely no question about that but that's it that's why we held up the money now there was a report from social the demand.
"cronyism" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"That is their website I was talking to a lady today and she was interested in she's been amassing bit coin back on cash and dash coincidentally those. she is in her husband's a very nice guy but her her point was you know I I wouldn't mind you know stick in my toe into the crypto water just a little bit more. but I don't know how to do it and she's sitting here thing you know we're talking about exchanges and stuff like that and right and she doesn't have you know it's not big holdings and I'm like you might wanna try edge because you can have that sort of built into the wall again you don't have to go to some exchange and the supports right there you don't the load another wall and I think it'd be a really good fit for my repression is that that's going to be more expensive if you trade a lot yeah do you know if you're a frequent traders there's probably no substitute for like the tracks or something like that but you're right but while it is good when you want it just it just change something over one Sir when you occasionally ballad writer holdings right that is for the average user yeah and and and that's the thing to remember trades cost money just like they do on Wall Street but in this case you actually own it. you never know eight fifty five four fifty free we're talking about Argentina albums right and condoms and their economy all at once. eight fifty five four fifty free this is three talk. eighty five. nine burning one is the restaurant at liberty mutual insurance we understand your. talk to your independent agent to learn more. the regional publican movement in twenty eleven to twenty twelve comprise liberals independence between the Republican Party specifically to support rumble in his message of civil liberties peace and the end of cronyism we were the biggest coalition in support of the post presidential candidacy we now a movement of non the medically but he carries a merit.
Venezuela in crisis
"Venezuela is a country in freefall as economic mismanagement an international sanctions. Combine to create desperately difficult times for its citizens as global debate centers, on who's to blame successive, socialist governments or countries like the US, who are putting the squeeze on the government of nNcholas Maduro, people are struggling for basics like food and medicine. US correspondent Zoe Daniel has recently returned from Venezuela as gentlest Venezuela is not an easy country to work in media vases, difficult to get and even with them in hand report is closely monitored by the authorities and government backed armed groups called collective owes rooms need to be checked for bugs sensitive interviews must be discussed in hushed tons movements should not be telegraphed and should never happen after dark time spent in each location needs to be limited violent crime is also close to the w-. I in the world and much of the story that needs to be told is in the slums, or barrios, where poverty hunger and disparition exacerbates that risk. There are also the gangs who trade in drugs, and ruled the roost in recent months, escalating political tensions have added the risk of protest rallies, turning violent clashes between opposition activists and government troops and proxies, all of this means that the stories of ordinary Venezuelans are infrequently told but when you give them the chance this sentiments a clear. Something by women and men young and old have to realize the critical situation, the country, is going through these days, hunger, misery, repression and unemployment. We spent a week in the slums of Caracas and surrounds talking to people about life and politics. Well, I. Research says that nine out of ten people in Venezuela, count afford enough food, because of hyperinflation, which is rented the local currency almost valueless government food parcels that handed out monthly a dwindling. Sometimes now, they come only every second or third month, and they're often missing case applies like milk. There's widespread frustration and people are starting to voice it. Even with the risk of recriminations, Ropeway sediment Settimio, nothing seems to improve it all gets worse. So I think they should be change to give the opportunity for someone else to rule the situation has created a window of opportunity for opposition later. One guy who was backed by the US, and ustralia among dozens of other countries when he declared himself president after twenty eighteen elections that are widely condemned as flawed, although you get the sense that it's a case of right place. Right. Time rather than one guy DOE, having specifically captured the public imagination ROY Innis weather. It's not just a problem for Venezuela, what the international community has done so far is very important. The recognition of our constitution and of me as interim president Australia did that to what's important. Now is to keep the pressure up the dictatorship won't voluntarily leave. And fortunately them enduro government wouldn't respond to the concerns raised by those who can't get enough food or medicine at a time when political division globally runs deep Venezuela's, plied attracts, at a response almost all of the Venezuelans that I've encountered blame the economic collapse, on mismanagement by successive governments who've nationalized, assets, subsidized goods and services failed to manage the country's oil revenues and allowed endemic, cronyism and corruption. They don't always mention soc. Realism specifically many still harked back formerly to the days of logistics, under, former president Hugo Chavez. But for many observers Venezuela's become a symbol of the broader failure of the socialist model, that's gained particular traction as lift and right retreat to their corners, the world over. However, defenders of socialism, attack outside nations for interfering in Venezuela, particularly the United States, which is imposed harsh sanctions and an embargo on oil Russia, China and Cuba continue to back the Madero administration. And that's a K driver of US involvement. The big picture issues, but for ordinary Venezuelans who've seen they country go from the richest in Latin America to a basket case they just want something to change, so they can feed their families, but from Caracas that's North American correspondent, Zoe Daniel.
Interview: Who remembers 3Com?
"What if you had your own personal recruiter to help you find a better job now? Ziprecruiter's technology can help do that for you. When you download the ZipRecruiter job. Search apple it puts your profile in front of the right employers for you. If an employer likes your profile ZipRecruiter, let's, you know, so you can apply. Download the free ZipRecruiter app today. Remember the company three com they were an internet pioneer and largely forgotten today. John's zilbert decided to co author a book about three com and bring them back into the public consciousness. The book is called three com. The unsung saga of the Silicon Valley startup that helped give birth to the internet. We've got John Silber here on today's episode talking tech. Stay tuned, and let's have a listen. Okay. So the book is the first history of three com, the hugely successful and widely influential company that nobody today remembers. So, you know, if I ask you, do you know who Chester Arthur is almost nobody's gonna know that name, but he was the twenty first president of the United States, kind of a big deal. Right. He was influential in fighting segregation and trying to end political cronyism. But. Wikipedia pays is only about half a page long. So three com is kind of the Chester Arthur of tech companies. You know, they were enormously successful, but nobody remembers them, but they do know the technology that three come made possible things like the inter the Ethernet internet Email WI fi. They even own palm, which basically paved the way for the iphone and they didn't just create all this amazing technology. But they also invented a lot of what became the standard business model for tech startups, they acquired and partnered with overseas companies long before that was a common practice. In fact, their final partnership was a joint venture with Weiwei the Chinese tech powerhouse that's making headlines even today. So in, in a lotta ways, they became a role model for the fast growing startups. Like facebook. And Google that dominate the tech world today. You might even call three come the first unicorn of Silicon Valley growing from an idea. Sketched on a napkin to becoming a captain of industry, practically overnight. So our book wanted to capture that story and, basically, you know, remind people who this who this company was, and what they brought to the world hard. So, so you wanted to do it to give them their Mark in, in, in history. What happened to three com company was started about forty years, forty years ago and kind of trailed out about a decade ago when the company basically was a joint venture with wow away and had some products that were of interest to HP so HP acquired, what was left of the company and actually got a lot of value out of the products that they acquire. They fill the very necessary piece of the puzzle for H P, and those products evolved in continue to be on the market today. Like, what particular pieces of enterprise server products? Okay. So hardcore stuff. All right. So the name of the book, it's basically, if you go on Amazon, and search for three com you'll find the book there, but the full name of the book, which kind of tells the short version of the story is three com. The unsung saga of the Silicon Valley startup that helps give birth to the internet. And then fumbled the ball already. Thanks for filling us in today and be sure to look for the book on Amazon. Thanks. Thanks again. John. Finding a job can feel like an actual job. It's tough to find a position that really suits you. But what if you had your own personal recruiter to help you find a better job? Ziprecruiter's technology can do that for you. Just download the ZipRecruiter job. Search up, let it know what kind of jobs, you're interested in and its technology starts doing the work. The ZipRecruiter app finds jobs you'll like and puts your profile in front of the employers who may be looking for someone like you, if an employer likes your profile ZipRecruiter, let's, you know, so if you're interested in the job, you can apply. Download the free ZipRecruiter job, search apt today and let the power of technology work for you. Don't wait. The sooner you download the free, ZipRecruiter job search app, the sooner it can help you find a better job.
"cronyism" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"A lot of it's I I see it as cronyism pilots voices decent. It's pretty good. Isn't it? Time the air folks from the cockpit now we're going to go out and take you over to traffic Tracy Taylor. She'll give you a frying traffic report. Get you home real safe right now, Tracy Taylor. We're looking at seventy five minutes from Everett heading into the downtown corridor. Just to see hearing about a crash in the center lane on southbound I five at fiftieth in the U district. We've cleared our wreck onto oh to as you approach, five twenty according to Redmond pedia was an earlier rollover crash. There were no injuries involved in this one, but it was enough to cause some pretty big problems, especially for those of you trying to get around that area. As a matter of fact, I'm looking at some ugly lineups onto, too, for that matter drivers are running into sunshine, slowdowns, and a lot of heavy traffic both directions of I ninety on and off of Mercer island. The valley freeway tied up between valley medical center, heading into parts of Kent. Are you ready for the longest slow crawl on southbound I five not only from Northgate through the downtown corridor, but again, as you leave south and continuing into parts of Tacoma, I wanted to take a look at some of your real time travel times through Tacoma, right now DOT reporting a little over an hour from. Olympia, Tacoma article to Olympia drive is right at an hour. Traffic brought to you by emerald Queen casino. See Pat better. Tar Neil Dorado the McQueen, July twenty six the fortieth anniversary tour. Pat Benetton, only at the Queen casino, the entertainment capital of the northwest. Kiro radio realtime traffic, I'm Tracy Taylor. But details illuminating everything on the day's top stories on the candy. Mike in Todd show could eliminate hold the.
"cronyism" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Higher America's regulated corporate empires before and we can do it again. Unprecedented. Hit surprising link it often value these companies long run Federal Trade Commission can force Facebook to unwind its acquisitions of what's happening instrument. Then we'll see real competition around social media and digital messaging breaking up Facebook isn't a punishment for its economic success. It's a way to guarantee that other companies can compete, which I absolutely understand what he's saying. There. Look, I'm not monopolies are are one thing. Right. But would you have cronyism monopolies like you have here? Which is what we've got now. Where for all intents and purposes. It's tough to get in. Because the the lobbying they are doing our for certain things to make it tougher for other companies. To evolve and move forward. And the other thing is the only monopoly. I see that's really dangerous is Silicon Valley itself because of its mindset because of its group think because it's also very closed off from the rest of the real world that to me. Is a scarier thing. He wants more regulation. He wants the government to come in and say, hey, let's let let's get some. Let's get some real rules here when it comes to things like free speech. So you just don't have an algorithm out there saying this is this is risen. And I think that's kind of point towards, you know, that's where the we're we're we're the right gets upset is because there doesn't seem to be, you know, you've got left-leaning people program algorithms that are going to be left leaning algorithms saying that this is hate speech and lo and behold what you get. You get people over here on the right upset because they're like, hey, these people over here aren't held to the same standards. Everybody just wants transparency when it comes to that. And what are the rules? So I know what they are. He also went on to say this. I.
"cronyism" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Facebook entire broken up America's regulated corporate empires before and we can do it again. Isn't unprecedented. And surprisingly if Bruce the value these companies in the long run Federal Trade Commission can force Facebook to unwind attack, visions of what's happening instrument. Then we'll see real competition around social media and digital messaging breaking up Facebook isn't punishment for its economic success? It's a way to guarantee that other companies can compete, which I absolutely understand what he's saying. There. Look, I'm monopolies are are one thing. Right. But would you have cronyism monopolies like you have here? Which is what we've got now. Where for all intents and purposes. It's so tough to get in. Because the the lobbying they are doing our for certain things to make it tougher for other companies. To evolve and move forward. And the other thing is the only monopoly. I see that's really dangerous is Silicon Valley itself because of its mindset because of its group think because it's also very closed off from the rest of the real world that to me. Is the scarier thing. He wants more regulation. He wants the government to come in and say, hey, let's let let's get some. Let's get some real rules here when it comes to things like free speech. So you just don't have an algorithm out there saying, this is this is, and I think that's kind of point towards, you know, that's where the we're we're we're the right gets upset is because there doesn't seem to be, you know, you've got left-leaning people program algorithms that are going to be left leaning algorithm. Saying that this is hate speech and lo and behold what you get. You get people over here on the right upset because they're like, hey, these people over here aren't held to the same standards. Everybody just wants transparency when it comes to that. And what are the rules? So I know what they are. He also went on to say this. I don't think marks.
"cronyism" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"I gotta tell you guys. My Email about candy city Baca is fascinating fascinating. Some of you keyed right in on some of her more. You know, crazy progressive suggestions. But many of you are saying dang. She would say something that was super conservative and then veer off to the left, but she's very likable. I told her I want to have dinner with her. So we can just sit and have policy discussions. Very smart. Very smart. So we'll see how she does it. Yeah. Yeah. This is this is a perfect example of the Email. I'm getting I was thinking it was going to be like that crazy lady from Alaska today you interviewed but found myself agreeing with her a lot more than I thought mostly the small government and accountability stuff, of course. And as a proud capitalist. I think she really means cronyism, but overall very interesting at I'm telling you, that's and here's the thing as we see the next generation of people step up for politics because she's not that old. I mean, I didn't ask her how old she was. But she's got to be at most like early thirties at most she may still be in her twenty s I don't know, but they're less ideological party politicians then old school. I I will tell you my millennial kids they have no desire to be part of a political party. Not grant. Are you a registered anything? Nope. You're are you you're registered to vote are. Oh, yes. Yeah. I I'm dependent on affiliated. I believe we call it voter. Yes, I've got my ballot waiting till the six to fill out for the Senate. Why are you waiting? We're having Rosen on next week and Rosen is coming on next Wednesday because I got multiple inquiries saying are you going to do a voter guide for Denver. And frankly, I don't have the time or energy. And I don't love that stuff. And Mike Rosen does love that stuff. Like that. I think Mike probably got off the phone with Dave when we call to ask and probably did a happy dance. He's probably already done the damn voter guide for no reason just for his own edification. You know, so Mike is coming on next Wednesday at one o'clock, and we're going to go through the whole ballot for Denver the Denver metro. And and we'll talk about what his thoughts are and kind of go from there. So stay tuned for that three zero three seven one three eighty five eighty five that's three zero three seven one three eighty five eighty five. Let me go to artists. What's up lady? Well, it is Kurds me now. Stephan. In the meantime, has written a note on one of the means that gentleman is through Cuba that was driving the truck..
"cronyism" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Verbal defense or example, a person can use to explain how a large corporation pays little or no taxes at the end of the year. Do the do they pay taxes in product and sales throughout the year. Or is there another way that they pay taxes? Also does a company's charitable donation amount to have a lot channel donation amounts. How lot to do with their taxes? Always listening and always shields. High much love from Washington Casey of the United States Marine corps. Casey. Thank you for your service and. You know, I think it's wrong that corporations don't pay taxes. And if you're asking me, what the argument is the argument is that they have an army of accountants and lawyers who know how to use loopholes. The reason the tax code seventy thousand pages is so there's a lot of social engineering and cronyism and payoffs essentially contained the tax code and no one ever figures out or go to the trouble of knowing what they are except the people that benefit from them. That's why the tax code to seventy thousand pages that is the reason the tax code in this country is corrupt. It is not fair. It is not right. We should not just say, oh, well, that's the way it is. So that's the way it should be. I think the tax code should be a page long massive simplification of the tax code would bring about tremendous benefits. I had to take a an extension this year. My tax returns so much crap. I had to deal with it's just ridiculous. United send a big check to the government on tax day hate it hate it. I wanna go full Ron Swanson and just get off the grid entirely. But then I can't do my radio show. And if I do my radio show, then the tax man could find me have tax man can find me, and I haven't paid my taxes. I get into trouble. So it's a vicious circle. Adam. Hey, buck..
"cronyism" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Want to thank you for listening. My name is Shawn tops and in for the one the only a man who I believe in the promo had threatened other Republicans signing debt G shock, Republicans spend more money than Democrats in case, you're not watching Democrats spend it in a more stupid fashion. Republicans really like to spend it any way I'm filling in for Joe Walsh, our favorite congressman. Although it was short-lived. Now, he is dominating in his time slot here in Chicago. And I believe throughout the country. I'm not sure I don't have the ratings, but we're going to see we can do to either destroy him or build them up. I don't want anything in the middle people either going away or not listening emphatically go. All right. So last segment we were talking about the corruption of politicians in the cronyism and all of that as we call it, Chicago or Chicago speaking of you know, we were also speaking about Virginia earlier. Well, there's a story ties them both together. So we. We have the Virginia. Governor who has you know. Admitted that he was wearing black face. Now. He's saying he wasn't wearing black phase. I personally think he's not going anywhere. But he just signed a Senate Bill was it Senate Bill twelve fifty five which creates a new major headquarters workforce grant fund boy that sounds expensive. I'm not sure what it is. But when it's got that kind of title, maybe five hundred and fifty million dollars in grants to Amazon headquarters in Virginia this Amazon guy. I love him. Yeah. I I was I always watch a movie, and when it's got like the guy that's planning to rob the Bank or the guy that's trying to save his home back on the farm, and he goes out and he robs the guy. I'm always kind of rooting for a guy to get away. I don't know what it is. I root for the bad guy. I remember I watched it thing Escobar and rather than focus on the fact that the CIA simply took over the drug operation. I was thinking to myself does he get away? I know how it is on the roof. But I'm like really Powell got the eighties shirts. So I root for the bad guy, which makes me love Bethel's because this son of a gun. He is right out of a JAMES BOND villain movie. And he is playing the system really hardcore. And here's what's funny. It's like got an ex wife. I really wanna meet my wife understand. She could buy me. Like Honey listens. Basil's ex-wife. It's like billions just shut up. Well, according to this memorandum concludes the promise of two hundred ninety five million in state infrastructure investments Virginia could afford it flush with cash in and around the Amazon's new headquarters three billion in government incentives offered to Amazon to set up another twenty five thousand person headquarters in New York City. I'm sorry. Did you say billion billion three billion government? And if you see, ladies and gentlemen, most of us who are worried about paying a mortgage or a car payment. How easily we accept billion because you know, what it shows you that America has no character. Sorry. I know we all like to pretend we're the bus generation never made. But I remember in the sixties I was I was a kid of late sixties. But I remember the I got involved in politics because my grandfather was a lunatic when it came to money and debt, and I remember how he loved Barry Goldwater, and they were going to set the country on fire for like two hundred billion dollar debt. We now spend it on Basil's for God's sakes. Yes insane. What's happened to his own inflation-adjusted, your derrieres inflation-adjusted because I'll tell you what happened paralegal is was in the seventies. What forty five dollars? You know, what a paralegal is is now if you go to a Levi outlet forty five dollars. There's your inflation. The inflation happened because we let these scoundrels destroy the value of the dollar. We put the least among us in charge of the spending and debt, and I'm not specifically talking about or Cossio Cortez as cute as a button and as dumb as a doorknob. Sorry. It's just the way she is not just using the example of her one attempted retail where she failed like the Hindenburg I'm talking about everything in her so-called intellect, which is outrageous to me, it's an economic degree. Sure. She does who doesn't I got a guy sitting at my cigar store calls himself, a doctor of psychology know, what he does he drives for lift. There's your doctor your doctor of underachievement the house. I mean, are you nuts? We give anybody a w all your old man pays or the government writes, a check your a psychologist that you're an economist in another kid thing about living in the real world. It you'll have to laugh because you can't cry all the time. Another kid does it. No didn't know where if I took the ball. By the exit sign he couldn't have gotten out of the store. He said, what are you doing? I'm an economist. Oh, are you an Austrian or do you do trifle more in the Keynesianism? It was as if I asked him about Dell mation versus a puck. He had no idea what I was talking about. But he's he's got a degree in 'economics. Apparently. They're just giving those out in crackerjack boxes. It's insanity. It is not an economist was when I was a kid this guy who started out cut the one who ended up driving a Cadillac, there's your economists the guy who actually did something with his own life. Now, we get a bunch of do. Nothing's who get in charge. They know the right guy in next to you know, they're arguing trade policy. But.
"cronyism" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"We do have is impacting economic development. Our lack of an ethics commission over the years. Has hurt us economically. Plo is sponsored by the committee for economic development. A nonprofit nonpartisan think tank based in Washington DC. Albuquerque. Brian Sandra often research and polling survey two hundred and fifty two individuals between December January. Research. And polling also conducted polls for the Albuquerque journal in an interview CAD that is the committee for economic development CEO president Mike petro said that though the results speak to some of the challenges in Mexico has faced in the past. He believes the numbers are somehow a positive sign for New Mexico. He says that the business community in New Mexico is making the connection between corruption cronyism and economic development doesn't happen in every state and in New Mexico. You see the changes are starting to occur. And there are a number of takeaway from the poll if we have time we'll get back to this. Because it's really interesting stuff in speaks to the need for necessary. Absolutely essential. Do have a really well. Written clear. Concise believable trustworthy, legislation enabling legislation for the ethics.
What's holding back Russia's economy?
"Put that into perspective that is slightly smaller than the economy of the state of Texas and about the size of New York state's economy. California's economy more than fifty percent bigger than the Russian economy. And in a lot of ways, it seems like Russia's economy should be a lot bigger than this, especially given some of its natural resources. Russia is one of the. Top three producers of oil in the world. It's one of the biggest producers of natural gas and it has huge reserves of nickel, aluminum, palladium, yes, rush again, be Biegel. Russia should be Sergei Alica Shanka is an economist with the Brookings Institution. He also served as the deputy chair of Russia's central Bank in the nineties and circuses to understand where Russia's economy is now, you're actually have to go back to the nineties Cold War had distended. It was a new chapter for Russia's economy. The transition from plan centralized socialist economy to a more open economy was wrenching in chaotic and full of cronyism and corruption. But eventually companies from all over the world did start coming into Russia, like Pepsi Dannon, BP, McDonald's, and starting row nineteen ninety nine. The Russian economy also started benefiting from oil prices which started going up and up and up and Russia's economy followed. This was just as a young ambitious official name. Vladimir Putin became the prime minister. The beginning of the twentieth century was maybe the best of the most successful period old Soviet Russia, economic history between nineteen ninety and two thousand eight Russia's economy tripled in size, and then the global financial crash happened Russia's economy tanked, and it's bounced around a lot since then. Now the Russian economy though is about the same size as it was a decade ago, did that's may be the most painful side of the story that Russian economy lost momentum. This momentum. Meanwhile countries like the US, Germany and China have recovered and grown since then. So what happened to Russia? Sergei says there are three major obstacles that have held Russia back from the global economic party. Of course, the major problem for the Russian economy was they declined oil. Prices. Oil is Russia's biggest industry by a mile. It's the government's biggest source of revenue. So when oil prices fell during the financial crash from a high of more than one hundred, four. Eighty seven dollars a barrel to about thirty dollars a barrel. It devastated Russia's economy. An oil prices have fluctuated a lot in the time since and they are pretty high right now, but selling oil has gotten more complicated for Russia which brings us to the second reason that Sergei says that Russia's economy has stalled, wisdom, sanctions below, can access to financial markets and imposing something on foreign direct investment going to Russia western sanctions. These were put in place in two thousand fourteen after Russia invaded Ukraine. The US and other western nations tried to get Russia to pull out of Ukraine by blocking it from doing business with many foreign companies. Putin refused to negotiate the sanction state in place for the last four years. Russia has been cut off from a lot of foreign trade and investment investment. These, like if you'll for your car, if you have fuel, you may dry. Your engine will walk. If you have no investment, economic will grow. But circa says the biggest thing holding back. Russia's economy is not oil prices or even sanctions. It's something a lot closer to home elect of pro property right protection, a lack of proper property right protections. Sergei says this makes doing business in Russia, very uncertain. Even for Russians, you might have thriving business doing really well and making lots of sales, and the state could just take it or someone with connections could just take it and there's not that much you can do. So it's it's worries about corruption that it's actually these corruption is only
Remembering Nelson Mandela
"Today marks one hundred years since the birth of nelson mandela who went from lawyer to nc freedomfighter from political prisoner for twenty seven years to president of south africa events celebrating his legacy being held all of the world this week yesterday afternoon former us president barack obama addressed the crowd in johannesburg as he delivered the two thousand eighteen nelson mandela annual lecture that's what we need right now don't just move one leader we don't just need one inspiration what we need right now is that collective spirit and i know that those young people those hope terriers are gathering around the world because this shows that whenever progresses threaten and the things we care about most in question we should heed the words of kennedy who spoke here in south africa he said iran sir is the world's hope it is eliah inspiring words from bomb and been echoed around the world as we commemorate the life of a great leader there's also a new book out mandela his essential life it's more than just a biography the authors pizza hain the south african british politician who was not only a leading antiapartheid campaigner but also a close friend of madisha i else mandela has left us what his legacy is illiteracy of leadership based on integrity commitment to social justice equality human rights and a selflessly ship in which he's not seeking to promote himself as too many leaders in the will today do we will think of them the very highest level scroll men of the will today who don't have his principles and his selflessness and his common humanity but are out to pursue their in sectional interests i think that leadership and that courage in that willingness to sacrifice for something that you believe in as well as importantly continued connection with people because often when people get to the top of that particular area of life with their rockstars will sports people politicians or will leaders they get remote from their it's nelson mandela nick evident that i'm serves i think as an example to anybody else at the top of life with its politics government anything else not something that continued within the south african political leadership though no it's not one of his successes president zuma betrayed nelson linda and everything that monday stood full through his corruption cronyism and his shameless looting of the country thankfully into that chapter but it's still hangs over the system it's deeply embedded in the whole society it difficulty radically that kind of cancer but understood aroma poses leadership is the president's who replace president zuma earlier this year i think the country's back on the monday at track but i think the centene results and opportunity to reflect on his extraordinary life and that life of the prime of is existence spent in risen for his beliefs and yet coming out in a way the united the nation bitterly divided on the brink of civil war between black and white the economy on the brink of kale says it was in nineteen when he walked famously to freedom and to commemorate that since in ria we've got an exhibition in the queen elizabeth hole of the southbank centre in london yesterday by the duchess of sussex harry and meghan and it's an opportunity to remember to understand in a marvellous exhibition also school trail for young visits is what his life was about an tells his whole life in exhibit form says reflect on the values that he stood for and the campaign in a struggle that you yourself were intimately involved in he led a lot of the antiapartheid campaigning from here in britain ati were forced into exile as a teenager yes particularly on the sports front by stopping all what springbok rugby and crickets and other sports teams from touring the will by physically stopping them as we did in nineteen sixty nine seventy propelling what's africa into sporting isolation because they all given i made at the time very unpopular with most rugby fans and cricket fans at the time i was bitterly opposed at the time not just by the opponents state but here in britain especially in the sports community was that normally sports teams like the england's in that's done so well in the world cup is selected on merit not selected on the color of your skin so i'll have it was the only country to practice that institutionalized form of upon slate that was rooted in its sports system it's club system school system right the way through to its.
Japan PM, finance minister under fire over suspected cover-up of cronyism
"And thirty cents announced juliet japan's government says names were removed from documents pertaining to a land scandal investigation last year ed baxter is covering all the glaciers global news in our bloomberg nine sixty san francisco newsroom ed right your juliet this threatens distract from programs of prime minister obeys promoting now this is finance minister tara also admits that a member or members of his staff deleted his name long without a prime minister abi and his wife ave telling reporters had an investigation will continue to try to get to the bottom of south semitic says i think finance minister also should be taking the responsibility for this bloomberg tokyo bureau chief brian fowler says the overriding issue question is though if this scandal continues and deepens does it start to four says ignatius from the ave cabinet and does that then undermine ave nam and that's that's what we're waiting to to see l e p is standing firmly behind prime minister ave also also signed today will cooperate with investigating the documents and that his responsibility to get the bottom of what happened house panel investigating russian meddling in the two thousand sixteen us election found it did interfere but there was no evidence of collusion with the trump campaign over the objections of democrats it is shut the investigation down democrats say was canceled because the republicans didn't want to call high profile trump confidence complaints is that they're they have not exhausted all the potential witness mrs to this as well as the fact that several who has been brought before the committee have refused to answer questions some total of four the republicans for the trump administration he can say that the house has said no collusion correct that's correct and democrats will have a chance to respond britain's prime minister theresa may demanding russia explain itself and the chemical murder of former spy living in the uk federation must immediately provide full and complete disclosure as the nafi chuck program to the organization for the prosecution of chemical weapons and it has requested the russian government's response by the end of tomorrow she says if not it'd be considered illegal use of forest by russia within the uk in the realm of porn star stormy daniels real names stephanie clifford.