35 Burst results for "Defence Contractor"

Private Security Firm Exploited Afghan Crisis, Charging Thousands for Flight Tickets

Mark Levin

01:43 min | 3 months ago

Private Security Firm Exploited Afghan Crisis, Charging Thousands for Flight Tickets

"Mean, it's one thing If you're Joe Biden and you have no morals, you have no conscious Six stupid, nasty old man. But then then dragged the whole country into his world with the thanks of the Democrat Party in the media is really unbelievable. Unbelievable. Private security team with the former firm Blackwater and U. S. Army soldiers stood watch for Taliban fighters. As the crew called the Bagram Air Force. Oh, The air base. I should say for help. Oh, that's not our base anymore. Mohammed jumped in a Humvee along with a force from the 82nd airport division and drove hours into the mountains to rescue them. The three senators were driven back to the base with the convoy. Imagine if the Taliban have gotten those three. Hello, Mr President. Save me and my family, Mohammed said, according to the Wall Street Journal, Don't forget me here. I can't leave my house, he said on Tuesday. I'm very scared. Mohammed's visa application reportedly stalled when the defense contractor he worked for lost records needed for his visa application. As the Taliban seize control. On August, 15 Mohammed tried his luck at the Kabul airport Gates but was turned away by U. S forces. He told him he could go, but he'd have to leave his wife and Children behind. I guess that's what Biden means when he says. Some people just want to stay there. Ladies and Gen. They just want to stay there. Your blood should be boiling. Beyond belief right

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Fauci Is Begging for an Endless War Against the Coronavirus

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:26 min | 4 months ago

Fauci Is Begging for an Endless War Against the Coronavirus

"There is a street in southwest chicago. The cicero area where every couple weeks there would be a business or a home that would all of a sudden wake up and they would have a brick thrown through their window. No real explanation for this. They didn't steal anything but instead there would be a brick thrown through the window and so they would do what any sensible business personal or homeowner would do. They would call the window repair man and then all of a sudden this started to spread to other neighborhoods and people got curious so they launched a investigative task force of who is randomly throwing bricks through windows and after a man decided to wait up all night and he got lucky he caught the man in the act of throwing the brick through the window and it was the window repairman. You see. it's good business to try and create a problem only you can solve y endless war because there's an incentive structure for that whether it be endless foreign war defense contractors unfortunately benefit disproportionately if it's endless war against the war on poverty. Big business like walmart. Who take food. Stamps are able to benefit disproportionately. If it's an endless war against drugs you might say well. Who would possibly win the endless war against drugs again trust me. I'm all against domestic war on illegal drugs but when you turn a blind eye on the pharmaceutical companies but a heavy hand on the drugs being dealt on the street corners in the inner cities then maybe the biggest pharmaceutical companies benefit you see. Endless wars are great for big business. They can build it into their profit model. They can build it into their growth curve every year. We're going to need more drugs more missiles we're gonna need more buildings we're gonna need more section eight housing. We're gonna need more ability to provide for people with food stamps. There's an incentive structure behind endless war the same way that the window repair man goes around throwing bricks through people's windows. Fao she on. The pharmaceutical companies are begging for an endless war against the chinese corona virus.

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Ex-Airman Sentenced to 45 Months for Leaking Drone Info

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 4 months ago

Ex-Airman Sentenced to 45 Months for Leaking Drone Info

"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting an Exeter man has been sentenced to forty five months in prison for leaking drone information a former Air Force intelligence analyst and later defense contractor was sentenced to forty five months in prison Tuesday for leaking a dozen secret and top secret documents on U. S. drone strikes to a reporter in twenty fourteen and twenty fifteen thirty three year old Daniel Hale accepted responsibility for his actions but he told a federal judge he felt compelled to leak the information out of guilt over his own participation in the program that he believed indiscriminately killed civilians in Afghanistan prosecutors said documents leaked by Hale were founded in internet compilation of material designed to help Islamic state fighters avoid detection court papers did not specify the recipient of the leaked information but details about the case made it clear the documents were given to Jeremy Scahill a reporter at the intercept might cross CO Washington

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"defense contractor" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:38 min | 5 months ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Defense contractor there, based on the Massachusetts but they have Uh, they have branches here in, uh, in Maryland. I think in the Annapolis area if I'm not mistaken, but again, I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong, but workers there at Raytheon. They're calling on their white workers to reject racial equality in favor of equity. And participate in reparations. Internal documents from the defense contractors show a whistleblower contacting Christopher Ruffo. Who has now put these documents out. Workers there at Raytheon are encouraged to de colonize your bookshelf. Join a local white space and defund the police. Raytheon. As far as the company's critical race theory program, which is now infecting the nation's second largest defense contractor. The Massachusetts companies stronger together program. Introduced last summer and effort to get its 180,000 employees to help drive near and long term societal change. Raytheon Technologies chief Diversity Officer Marie So Dixon, and that's the first mistake companies make is hiring these so called diversity officers. Program based upon the framework of Intersectionality theory that ranks discrimination and privilege around people's social and racial identities. The documents. Which roof obtained through a corporate whistleblower. Get this ass quite Straight. Christian able bodied Ingles, English speaking employees. To deconstruct their identities. Identify their privilege and step aside in favor of other identity groups. The big question that I have, what would Barack Obama do? White mother, Black father. He's a half white oppressor and a half black victim. How does he deconstruct? His identity. Oh, I I get it. He kills the wipes it outside of himself. And fully embraces the the Black Barack side of The Obama clan. Just amazing, isn't it? Chairman Jo Out there salivating over the prospect of raising taxes. First up is he wants to tax fossil fuel companies, You know, like the gas companies, you know, already paying record amount of You know the prices of the gasoline pump that's going to get worse under Chairman Jo If we.

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"defense contractor" Discussed on The CyberWire

The CyberWire

02:20 min | 5 months ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on The CyberWire

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"defense contractor" Discussed on The CyberWire

The CyberWire

05:38 min | 5 months ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on The CyberWire

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"defense contractor" Discussed on The CyberWire

The CyberWire

06:00 min | 5 months ago

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Hacker 'Tried to Poison' Florida Water Treatment Plan

Cyber Security Headlines

01:41 min | 5 months ago

Hacker 'Tried to Poison' Florida Water Treatment Plan

"Data leak marketplace dials up the pressure. The marquette marketplace specializes in selling leak data and is using a new technique to pressure companies independent for it the marketplace has been e mailing competitors have impacted companies offering them sample packs of the stolen data hoping to entice them to buy the whole thing. The recently shuttered klopp ransomware gang also utilize a similar ploy bleed computer reports that marquette attempted to sell the data belonging to a defense contractor as well as other prominent large companies bay area water treatment plant targeted in cyber attack in february militias. Actor attempt to raise the level of li- allowed in oldsmar florida. Water treatment plant to toxic levels now. Nbc news reports that earlier in the year on january fifteenth. Another threat actor attempted to impact the water being processed at a san francisco bay area water treatment plant. The system was accessed through a former employees team viewer account credentials and used to the leader programme used in the treatment of drinking water. The access was detected the next day with the program stored no one reported being sick from the incident and according to the northern california regional intelligence center tampering with the program would not have resulted in poisoning. The water see selects info federal agencies security in a letter recently sent to senator ron. Wyden office ceases said it didn't know which federal agencies were following basic security procedures like segmenting traffic with firewalls. This comes after. Senator wyden agencies did not have properly configured firewalls since this would have prevented the saloons. Orion supply chain attack from being exploited in the letter said it did not plan to mandate the use of firewalls to federal agencies since they each have their own operational requirements

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Ukrainian Police Arrest Multiple Clop Ransomware Gang Suspects

Cyber Security Headlines

01:45 min | 6 months ago

Ukrainian Police Arrest Multiple Clop Ransomware Gang Suspects

"And south korean police raids color klopp ransomware gang suspects. Six alleged members of the notorious klopp ransomware gang were arrested in raids carried out by ukrainian and south korean law enforcement who seized cash cars in several computers. The gang is known for targeting high profile companies including the widely publicized hack into defense contractor bombarded where klopp was able to obtain blueprints for military jet radar equipment claps resume also includes reportedly swiping details related to two million credit cards from south korean retailer. Eland and an attempt earlier this year extort infosec firm qualis trend micro recently noted that of the most notorious ransomware gangs klopp led the way with five terabytes of stolen data published online over one billion records belonging to cvs health exposed online on thursday website planet in conjunction with researcher jeremiah. Fowler revealed that an online database belonging to cvs health had no form of authentication in place to prevent unauthorized entry. The database exposed more than one billion records including. Cvs website visitor id's session id's search details in email addresses and yet another example of miskin figured cloud services impacting security. The researchers noted that these details could prove useful to hackers wanting to craft targeted phishing attacks as well as competitors who may be interested in. Cvs system search query data website planet privately disclosed the issue to cvs health who confirmed the database belonged to them and was managed by an unnamed vendor on their behalf. Public access was restricted shortly. Following the disclosure

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NASA Picks SpaceX to Build New Lunar Lander

NPR News Now

00:57 sec | 8 months ago

NASA Picks SpaceX to Build New Lunar Lander

"Elon. Musk space x two point. Nine billion dollars to build a lunar landing system to fairy astronauts to the surface of the moon. Npr's matthew schwartz reports spacex was one of three companies chosen last year to develop technology for nasa human landing system program. On friday nasa announced spacex won the contract beating out the jeff bezos company blue origin and alabama defense contractor dianetics. It's the first time the space will use a human land or built by a private company. It's being built as part of the program which aims to bring americans back to the moon by twenty twenty four nasa plans to send four astronauts on a multi-day rocket journey to moon orbit. Two crew members will transfer to spacex his lander for their descent to the lunar surface. Nasa says that at least one of those astronauts will be the first woman to set foot on the moon matthew schwartz.

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Thousands of Microsoft Customers May Have Been Victims of Hack Tied to China

Start Here

01:45 min | 9 months ago

Thousands of Microsoft Customers May Have Been Victims of Hack Tied to China

"Over the last several months tens of thousands of computers have been hit by a series of acts in the last few days. The pace is escalating microsoft. Says that chinese hackers have been targeting. It's email server software using newly discovered bug that can on january sixth. The one most americans were paying attention to the insurrection at the capitol security experts. Say that's when the attacks began they were targeting holes in microsoft's exchange servers the service used by millions and millions of customers including huge important businesses. And at first those big groups appear to be the chief targets infectious disease researchers universities defense contractors law firms once microsoft figured it out they patch the bugs but this is where it gets even scarier. We are concerned that there are large number of victims and are working with our partners to understand the scope of this so companies with huge it departments obviously the immediately installed these patches but lots of other groups have been less attentive. They still haven't will in a final flurry. The hackers have quickly begun prodding thousands and thousands of clients on one of the most widely used email server systems in the world. This includes local governments. Police departments credit unions doctors offices school districts. Basically if your company did not update its servers last week. These hackers very well could have had the keys to your email. Everyone running these servers government private sector academia needs to act now to patch them the well-known group krebs on security says. The good news is this has nothing to do with that. Big solar winds. Hack a while back. That was by russians microsoft. This is the chinese. China denies this but the bad news is this is probably even more widespread at one point. This weekend wired reported that the victimless was growing by thousands every hour.

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Microsoft: China-based hackers found bug to target US firms

America's First News

00:28 sec | 9 months ago

Microsoft: China-based hackers found bug to target US firms

"Microsoft says China based government hackers have gotten their electronic mitts on a bug in the company's email server software, and they've exploited that bugged the target US organizations. The company says those involved are members of what it calls highly skilled and sophisticated, state sponsored group operating from China. And it says the hackers tried toe swipe data from targets like universities, defense contractors in law firms. Microsoft has released upgrades, toe plugged the holes and its exchange server software.

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Microsoft: China-based hackers found bug to target US firms

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:41 sec | 9 months ago

Microsoft: China-based hackers found bug to target US firms

"Have exploited a bug in Microsoft's email server software to target US organizations. Microsoft itself says what it calls the highly skilled and sophisticated state sponsored group operating from China has been trying to steal information from a number of American targets, including universities, defense contractors, law firms and infectious disease. Researchers. Microsoft says it's released security upgrades to fix the vulnerabilities to exchange server software. It's used for work, email and calendar services, mostly for larger organizations that have their own in person. Email servers. This does not affect your personal email account, or Microsoft's cloud based services. Calls tonight.

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Microsoft: China-based hackers found bug to target US firms

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 9 months ago

Microsoft: China-based hackers found bug to target US firms

"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting Microsoft says China based hackers have found a bug in email server software to target U. S. firms Microsoft says China based government hackers have found their way into its exchange server software and targeted U. S. organizations including defense contractors infectious disease researchers universities and law firms Microsoft says the hacking group it calls hafnium was able to gain access into exchange servers which were then controlled remotely Reston Virginia based cyber security firm Valek city helped spot the intrusions in late January Microsoft has released security upgrades for its exchange server software hi Mike Rossi out

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How TPA Is Leading The Alliance

Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast

04:59 min | 10 months ago

How TPA Is Leading The Alliance

"Morning. Good afternoon and good evening. Welcome to security rabbit hole to another edition of the down the security rabbit hole. Podcast this i have got the james back on the show james. Good good to have you back. Yeah welcome to the welcome to the new year man. It's yes we some twenty twenty thousand officially twenty twenty. Not you know ten minutes later. You made a you got through the new year. Okay no casualties. Yeah now say made it through You know chilly on the other side but hopefully in a month or so. It'll start warming up for us right. Yeah well it's it's january end of january ish so Middle of january. I think we're issue that center the middle of january so Yeah it's gonna hit you get back in the sixties any day. Now maya will entry outside. That has completely wilted because it's like what the heck it's been in the upper twenties at night but all right enough about the weather. And the post apocalyptic twenty twenty one year you guys know part of the skewed visor alliance otherwise known as the alliance if you're part of in your security leadership you absolutely should be. I'll look us up on length dan. It's we'll talk a little bit more about how to joining and get things done. But basically a community of seaso's insecurity leads that to make the world better and get to get a little get a little community income roderick process and to that end we have a new executive director boy. Wouldn't it be great if we had him on. The show and so here is gary. Welcome to the podcast. Thank you very much happy to be here calling in from sunny sunny southern california. It's absolutely beautiful. Yeah that's that's that's beautiful. I love that Are you guys What's your what's your temperatures there. You're the seventy six no no. I'm actually embarrassed to say that it's going to be eighty five degrees here today. L. man all right. Yeah yeah yeah. I apologize for that theft. Never apologize i kind of wish it was here all right so a little bit of your background and we'll kind of dive into the alliance of what you're going to be doing it. Sure so this has been a long path for me in the In the cybersecurity space. I actually started in in the Early nineteen eighties. Eight eight dating myself. That way. But i think i was in it before i even knew i was in it. If that makes sense. I was learning what it wasn't a thing But at the same time. I was still doing what other guys were doing. And that's you know. Hey there was some technology beginning to get implemented in places and And there was a general sense that you had to worry about how it got secured Working with a A defense contractor in the dc area and they brought in wang word processing systems. And now you're now you're really dating. Oh this is this is crazy for yet. Do you wanna stop here. I am i. Am i too old for the show great. I don't know how many of our listeners remember the way god a while well. Or how deep. The penetration of that product was across especially across government. It was used really well so anyway. I sort became Someone who one of the people who understood the the underpinnings of wang a little bit and and what have you. And i'm not saying i'm proud of that. I'm just saying i did it. And along the way the. Us state department decided to standardize on on wang systems. They had no No computing technology in embassies and consulates around the world Back in those days the only means of communicating if you were working in an embassy or consulate was by sending telegrams sending cables and those were all done very secure rooms. And you know you kinda typed out a telegram. Carry it up to the to the communication center it was re entered into a into a cable system and sent out to whatever. The destination was so word processing was a huge step up as you can imagine at that time and and they rightly got a little bit worried about what. What does it mean. If we start putting these things all over the world and And i had the good fortune to be recruited at that time and later mentored by By one of the people. I think is really one of the sort of unsung giants in the in the cybersecurity. Space guy name lynn mcnulty Who later became a significant player. Nist and variety of other places but but lynn was tasked with building a what they called the computer security team For the department state he

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US government agencies hacked, Russia suspected

WSJ Tech News Briefing

08:57 min | 1 year ago

US government agencies hacked, Russia suspected

"Russia is suspected of having multiple us government agencies including the department of homeland security and the commerce treasury departments. The heck is said to have gone undetected for months the investigation is still underway. And there's a lot we don't know yet but when the smoke clears matter say the breach could amount to one of the most significant national security failures in years or puerto dustin bolts cover cybersecurity and intelligence for the wall street journal and he joins us now to talk more about this destined. Thanks for joining me. Humanity could be here all right. So what do we know about who these hackers are and how they gained access so we are still learning a lot about this hack and how it came to be and who's behind it but what we are hearing so far from our sources in and outside the government is that this is believed to be russia's foreign intelligence service. This is an elite cyber espionage group that has engaged in successful cyber attacks against government agencies in the past most notably they preached the obama administration several years ago including the state department in the white house also in the lead up to the two thousand sixteen election. They were also implicated in hacking the democratic national committee. They are not the group that ultimately was responsible for leaking those emails and sort of interfering in the election. That was a separate russian group but this group had been actually in the dnc systems for a longer amount of time sort of quietly engaging and political espionage so this is a confirmed that it is these russians. These are very very capable. Hackers considered some of the best spies basically in the world when it comes to this type of behavior and what we know about how they gain access to all these agencies so the suspected russian operation involved basically hijacking a routine software update mechanism for this company called solar winds that does network management four tons of government agencies and more than four hundred of the fortune five hundred companies in the us essentially by hijacking this software upgrading mechanism The hackers were able to build a backdoor into the networks of targets that they wanted to pursue and over the course of several months. We actually think this dates back to march of this year. According to solar winds and other sources they were able to determine which ones they wanted to go after based on their intelligence directives and burrow into their systems and lie in wait for for weeks or months scanning emails spying on internal communications. And that sort of thing. This is sort of a cybersecurity. Professionals would call a supply chain attack where they're able to compromise something that is used widely by a lot of different customers and then by doing that they can sort of have free rein to go after the victims that are then compromised as a result of that attack. We should note here. That russia has denied responsibility for the attack destined. How big a deal is this breach in relation to what we've seen before. Can you just kind of put this into context for us. This is a very significant breach. The only question is sort of how significant it is and is it going to count eventually when all said and done as one of the worst cyber breaches on record. Someone i spoke to. He told me that on a scale of one to ten in terms of severity. This ranks as a tent and the expectation is that in the coming days and weeks. We're probably going to learn about a lot. More government agencies that were breached as well as potentially any number of private networks ranging from defense contractors to accounting firms to a major major companies and all sorts of industries that would be potentially relevant to the hackers. There's a lot remains to be seen about how significant this is. But this is certainly alarming folks inside the government and around the cyber security community. It is worth noting that by all accounts. This is cyber espionage campaign. This was not something that was destructive. This was not you know. This wasn't a ransomware attack. Where hospital now works. Were being frozen opera. Something and they were unable to access patient data. This wasn't it's like some of the major attacks we've seen in recent years that were attributed to north korea for example that did damage to hundreds of thousands of systems around the world. This does appear to be classic espionage but very very significant espionage that got it and this is the result of hackers exploiting of onery product by a private company that's commonly used by the government among other customers. You know it sounds like every link in the chain has to be secure in order to keep your systems safe. How does the government do that is even possible. That is a question and that is something that a lot of folks and government has spent years trying to focus on and they have not come up with a clear easy solution. The reality is that the federal government uses hundreds or thousands of vendors across all the agencies and it is very difficult to maintain the security across the entire supply chain. It's easy to forget that. Just a few years ago several agencies. We're using ski lab products. Despite widespread concerns that that russia antivirus company could potentially be a security risk. Because i of course you know denied all those allegations but the risks were very well known in the us government but they were still being used widely in several different agencies. And so when you sort of take a step back and you realize there's just tons and tons of vendors being used it is really really difficult to ensure the security of all of them and make sure that they're dealing with all the best practices and protecting their systems as much as they should be but this is the lawmakers in both parties have brought attention to that they've raised concern about. And and this is certainly going to add to the level of scrutiny. Another thing that i think is worth noting solar winds actually listed on its publicly available website. All of its many government clients and a lot of his high profile private sector clients. So if you are a hacker with a foreign government this is sort of a roadmap for you to know that. Hey if i can infiltrate these guys. I'll have the keys to the kingdom for all sorts of folks for example in the nsa nasa all branches of the military again more than four hundred the top five hundred fortune five hundred companies and they were all publicly listed on solar wins website as customers and so it would be very easy to identify them as a top target given the the huge range of customers that they had and you mentioned before that even figuring out the scope of this attack. Something that's gonna take days or weeks maybe months so what happens next. How does the government go about re securing. Its systems that remains to be seen as well there are lawmakers already who are saying that they are very concerned about this and that they hope that the outgoing trump administration takes seriously. But this is coming out. A uniquely vulnerable moment for the federal government given that we have a president elect joe biden set to take office and a little bit more than a month. And so it's not clear how. The trump administration plans to respond or mitigate these issues the department of homeland security's cyber wing did issue an emergency directive telling all civilian agencies to immediately uninstall the software from their systems. But that alone won't necessarily fix the problem because the hackers already and getting rid of that software doesn't necessarily in the fight certainly. This is something that folks are concerned about the administration and it's going to be a top concern for the incoming biden administration. I mean imagine a world which now seems that we're in where the administration is taking office shortly after. Several of the federal agencies have been ransacked by a hostile power. It looks like that's what's happening and it seems like that's going to be a serious issue that the biden administration is going to have to deal with wants to take office on january twentieth. And i just want to widen out for a second here. You cover cybersecurity intelligence forest and it has been a really busy year for your beat. It seems like every week practically. We're learning about new breaches. Why is that because twenty twenty has just been one heck of a year. I mean the reality is. There's a lot of added vulnerabilities given the pandemic right. So people are working from home meaning that they're relying more on technology than ever before that is allowed. Hackers to have added opportunities to mess with businesses. Hospitals have been obviously stressed under the pandemic meaning. That ransomware attacks on on their systems are more urgent than ever. And at the same time. You have a lot of foreign governments and others who are very interested in stealing vaccine research and so when you add all those things together. In addition to the fact that there was an election in which they're were heightened concerns about four interference. There was just sort of a lot of things happening in the world that made us more vulnerable and more at risk for cybersecurity episodes. And what you're seeing right now could have happened regardless of the pandemic but the reality is that i think twenty twenty showed us. Just how reliant. We are technology and how we need to be ever vigilant dealing with those threats.

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"defense contractor" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:01 min | 1 year ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"When Eric tells us a wealth success story. It's always a good lesson or a great example of how something worked out for the best with retirees and like I said, Eric, all ready for some good news now. So what do you have for us today? Yeah, that zoo story just about a client that he reached out to me and found me through it. Just one of the events that we're putting on, I think or something, but it was about 2 2.5 years out from retiring from Defense contractor and basically he's got a nice pension and stuff, but they wanted to retire down in Marina by Monterey s O. We looked at some of his options inside is for one K and here company stock, So we were able to save a ton of money on taxes by doing some special tax treatment on that. And then he found this house that was being built. But the problem was, you know, he wanted by now on, but he still had his house, but he didn't want to sell his house yet, Right? So, you know, we figured out a plan of how tow finance it where You know he could refinance his main house. Get a small mortgage on the second house that's being built. And then, basically once he just now finally sold his his main house now that he's retired. He was able to pay off that loan and then just have a tiny loan on his on his new house. So you know we were able to easily figure out a way to get all this stuff done to get it all planned out and You know, I mean, it worked out great for him because he was able to actually retire right on time. He actually moved about two months earlier than he planned on plenty of timeto slowly move into the house and you get out of the old house That wasn't brushed because he owned them both at the same time, and we had put enough money aside to make the payments on both. And then you have that one cell and get closed out and Yeah. So it's one of things were, you know that all worked out and then also his rest of his money. We already knew his income plan. Well, well before he retired. So you know that having that, you know, assurance and having that security going Hey, I know where that check is because Part of the funniest one Any clients ever told me was, you know that when he first retired, it felt like Wile E. Coyote when he was chasing the road runner and he runs off that cliff and he's running in the air and right before he falls, and somehow he's able to run in the air. You know, for way too long, and that's what kind of felt like because also, you have no paycheck. Right. You're trying to make a paycheck and stuff, So it's worked out great and he's loving life and enjoying it and worked out all according to plan, So, you know, get having that plans. The big thing. So if you if you want to set up a 15 30 minute phone call just to have us talk to you about what should we do should answer the questions. Should we be doing a plan or not? Um, you know, just give us that call instead of that time so you can either leave us a message at 804 54 11 84 again. 804 54 11 84 or book directly online at wealth creator radio dot com. That's all for this week's show of Wolf creator radio. You can always find us on Alexa are Go home or any of those things where you find podcasts..

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"defense contractor" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:10 min | 1 year ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"It's always a good lesson or a great example of how something worked out for the best with retirees. And like I said, Eric, all ready for some good news now, So what do you have for us today? Yeah, that's uh, story just about a client that he reached out to me and found me, um, through Vegas. One of the events that we're putting on, I think or something, but it was about 2 2.5 years out from retiring from Defense contractor and basically he's got a nice pension and stuff, but they wanted to retire down in Marina by Monterey s O. We looked at some of his options inside is following Kay and he had company stock. So we were able to save a ton of money on taxes by doing some special tax treatment on that. And then he found this house that was being built. But the problem was, you know, he wanted by now, but he still had his house, but he didn't wanna sell his house yet. Right? So, you know, we figured out a plan of how tow finance it where You know he could refinance his main house. Get a small mortgage on the second house that's being built. And then, basically once he just now finally sold his his main house now that he's retired. He was able to pay off that loan and then just have a tiny loan on his on his new house. So you know we were able to easily figure out a way to get all this stuff done to get it all planned out and You know, I mean, it worked out great for him because he was able to actually retire right on time. He actually moved about two months earlier than he planned on plenty of timeto slowly move into the house and you get out of the old house That wasn't brushed because he owned them both at the same time, and we had put enough money aside to make the payments on both. And then you know how that one cell and get closed out and you know, so it's one of the things we're You know that all worked out and then also his rest of his money. We already knew his income plan. Well, well before he retired. So you know that having that, you know, assurance and having that security going Hey, I know where that check is because Part of the funniest one that any clients ever told me was, you know when he first retired, it felt like Wile E. Coyote when he was chasing the road runner and he runs off that cliff and he's running in the air and right before he falls, and somehow he's able to run in the air. You know, for way too long, and that's what kind of felt like because also, you have no paycheck. Right. You're trying to make a paycheck and stuff. So it's worked out great needs, love and life and enjoying it and worked out all according to plan. So, you know, get having that plans. The big thing. So if you if you want to set up a 15 30 minute phone call just to have us talk to you about what should we do? Should answer the questions. Should we be doing a plan or not? Um, you know, just give us that call instead of that time, so you can either leave us a message at 804 54 11 84 again. 804 54 11 84 or book directly online at wealth creator radio dot com. That's all for this week's show of Wolf creator radio. You could always find us on Alexa are Go home or any of those things where you find podcasts. Thanks for listening, and we'll be back next week. You've been listening to wealth. Create a radio with Eric Heckman. For more information on this program, call 804.

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China to Sanction U.S. Weapons Makers Over Taiwan Sales

PM Tampa Bay with Ryan Gorman

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

China to Sanction U.S. Weapons Makers Over Taiwan Sales

"China has announced new sanctions against the United States. Correspondent Bills in for tells US More Sanctions announced Monday Air in response to the U. S sale of military equipment to Taiwan. Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday that the sanctions would target defense contractors bowing and Raytheon, although details of the sanctions were not revealed. Last week, the State Department approved the sale of three weapons systems to Taiwan, which China has called an attack on their national interests.

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"defense contractor" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

04:06 min | 1 year ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Muggy day today and tomorrow to tomorrow's very unsettled as we're expecting a cool front to swing through and snapped this sticky stuff for a nice stretch beginning on Friday. Cloudy today. McGee High 82 skies are starting to brighten up a little bit out there. Cloudy with showers and an isolated thunderstorm tomorrow continued monkey, but very unsettled. In fact, Tomorrow. We could be looking at some soakers in certain areas. It remains 66 cloudy degrees out. There's kind of thinking that maybe this cloud cover because it's starting to break a little bit. We might be warming up and know we're still in 66. So we started at 66. We stay there right now. For all the talk about a possible coveted vaccine this year, there are as many people saying that it might be a stunt as they're. They're saying that well, it's possible but not probable, no matter what Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar says safety And efficiency. Will be not compromised at all, he said. In the search for a vaccine and an apparent an appearance with Fox News, Cesar said that many officials, including the president, are committed to meeting the high standards set by the FDA. And it's with that in mind. A czar said that he says millions of doses will be available by the time 2020 is over. President Trump launched yesterday and unprecedented public attack against the leadership of the U. S military. Accusing them of waging wars to boost the profits of defense manufacturing companies Joining us now. Details on that story. Rachel Sutherland from Fox News in our nation's capital Morning, Rachel Hey, Good morning. Yeah, the president saying during a news conference that Ah, top people in the Pentagon wants to do nothing but fight wars to all those wonderful cos I guess she needs this contractors. Make bombs in their planes make everything else stay happy. There was some pushback bring the from the Army chief of staff who was at the event hosted by defense one thing You know, basically during the American people that senior leaders with only recommends an interest combat when required for national security, and as the last resort s O, not really addressing the president's comments directly, but this thing that you could get very seriously. When it comes to whenever they send people into combat and then chief of vast Meadows on business yesterday, saying that what the president really meant was taking aim at the quote defense industrial complex, which is All of the contractors. Everybody builds point bill part where the president actually crowded before saying we need for ships and tanks and submarines and this kind of thing. Now these this's an effort to by Trump to convince the public that he had not made a serious have reported disparaging remarks about the U. S. Military personnel and veterans. Any pushback from high ranking retired commanders. We haven't heard anything from Mattis. We haven't heard anything from Kelly. No, not that I'm aware of, and it's been speculated, anyway. Don't have any confirmation on this. Kelly may have been the source there. But for whatever reason, they're saying pretty quiet on that front, pretty inflammatory remarks and certainly The military and people who support the milk made up a large part of the president's face. Do you think his advisers to the thing you hold up? Not the alienate people. But there is an announcement for the pentagram this morning. I think it's important out of Iraq that troop size there's going to be produced this month. 5,203,000. So what? The leadership There are things that the Iraqi security forces are able to handle things a little better. Still there still have Afghanistan, but this is part of the president's promise to in what he called endless wars. Okay. Richard Sutherland from Fox News, Rachel, I appreciate the update. Thank you. It's 10 minutes before nine o'clock and much of the roads John Hamlets.

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Trump: Pentagon leaders want war to keep contractors 'happy'

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Trump: Pentagon leaders want war to keep contractors 'happy'

"President Donald Trump says top defense department leaders want to keep waging wars to keep defense contractors happy president trump during a White House news conference Monday said ordinary troops like him but not the Pentagon brass that saying the military is in love with me the soldiers are the top people in the Pentagon probably aren't because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else they happy presidents slamming the military leaders as part of his continued defense against allegations that he made offensive comments about fallen service members including calling World War one dead at a cemetery in France losers and suckers the Atlantic first reported on the anonymously sourced allegations AP and other media organizations verify those allegations with their own sources timid wire Washington

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U.S. considers blacklisting China's largest chipmaker as tech tensions escalate

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. considers blacklisting China's largest chipmaker as tech tensions escalate

"Manufacturer, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. Slid more than 20%. And that was on reports The Trump administration is considering black listing the company. We get more that from Libertes, Mark Mills, The Washington Post says. The Defense Department is working with other agencies to see whether SM I seize actions warrant adding it to Washington's entity list. That's the same list the Trump administration has used to punish China's waterway. It effectively blocks US companies from selling technology to companies on the list unless they get a license to do so. Last month, a Virginia defense contractor said Shanghai based SM I see as a number of ties to China's defense industry, including a relationship with C. E. TC, a state owned developer of military electronics. Says it's technology is not for military use. Mark Mills Bloomberg Radio.

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Live Missile Found at LAL

Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast

04:53 min | 1 year ago

Live Missile Found at LAL

"So what's the fun? An unexploded bomb at Lakeland airport influence is where son and finance look. That's what the news report says. Okay, exactly an unexploded bomb but live missile alive missile could be better or worse than an unexploded Bob depending on you know what they mean by live missile. Now, this story that we saw kind of goes out of its way to say it serious but not crazy dangerous. and. Right. So who would a jeb you? This story is yeah. First of all, this is from the Tampa Bay. Times. On August seventeen and There's in addition to, of course, Sunan Fund our other businesses and and concerns at Lakeland Linder Airport in where Senate, funding occurs each used to occur each year. So one of the businesses at that airport is a defense contractor. and. This defense contractor discovered invented had taken delivery of what is being called a live missile. Basically the quote from the company says in the process evaluating shipments to drake. International, Lakeland facility our team discovered an object with questionable markings. There's a quest, there's upset title for you. Indicated getting maybe explosive adhering to the explosive safety rule of exposing the minimum number of people for the minimum amount of time to potential explosive has it. We got the hell out. No, that's not what it says. It says we made the decision to evacuate the facility, inform our surrounding tenants and contact the appropriate authorities soon as possible. Apparently. This was a missile with an unexploded were alive warhead. It's unclear whether it was. You know solid fuel and ready to ready to be fired. There's all kinds of other questions that could be asked here there's a picture. Of. Understand what that picture is go ahead swept for there's a picture of some men wearing army fatigues, air force for something like that wrestling with this thing, it's about. the size of a small car or maybe a medium size car about that length, and it looks like could be about a meter in diameter. It's on cradle with with cash string wheels, and all this they're trying to me and handle it on the back of this flatbed truck Very interesting. So all kinds of things going on. At lakeland airport when it's not so infantile. Now, a couple of questions here first of all this jurors, what's the? It's Drake Drake Aka a K., and international. And where on the airport grounds is this located relative to the you know the the article the second graph of the article says that they evacuated the whole southeast side of the airport. doper chopper town. Yeah. Okay. Over there. All right. Yeah. Okay. And Jack and international is an aggressor. Squadron. Operation Right for training aired air pilots in combat I see. So it's an what a non-governmental training operation private private contractor and I haven't googled them but there's On old on say Oh, a not a current generation. Saab. Manufactured fighter called the draken. And many of them have found their ways into private hands I. See my say and I suspect that it's named after that type of airplane, right? Okay. And it's so. So. Many questions here. One would think if they were if anybody at draken was expecting alive munition to arrive keep going. They have been watching for it. You Know Sky Order I order A. Box of breakfast cereal from Amazon I put it on my calendar and I got reminders and. I know it's coming right Caution these rice krispies may exploded anytime snap crackle pop man but. So. How is so kind of the question whether or not did they get sent? This was this just sort of a special gift from some friend of drinking I suspect that they bought some surplus. Hardware. Okay from a vendor from maybe a directly from a foreign military. and. This was in the Tim. Yeah. Okay I guess.

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Miami - Live Air-To-Air Missile Found At Florida Airport

WTMJ Nights

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Miami - Live Air-To-Air Missile Found At Florida Airport

"At a small central Florida airport has been secured in a munitions storage facility at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. A defense contractor found the unarmed French s 5 30 disposal logistics are now being worked out. This is ABC News. Do you really know Joe Biden

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Senate GOP outlines relief bill as unemployment deadline looms

AP 24 Hour News

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Senate GOP outlines relief bill as unemployment deadline looms

"Congress for the delay in another virus relief package, warning that proposed cuts to the extra unemployment benefit could delay payments to families for months. Democrats are criticizing funding to renovate FBI headquarters in Washington sought by President Trump and some $8 billion in new military vehicles sought by the Pentagon to help defense contractors. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats put some pork in there virus relief bill to tax cut for high income earners and blue states. Or other non Germaine amendments in the House bill like marijuana studies or aid, illegal immigrants. President Trump held his daily

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"defense contractor" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on KTRH

"Defense contractor mmhm I love the the nineteen sixties and early seventies ads because they're so insulting is so over the top no no from press now if there's kids sitting around like I Bob what was that household products for many it was the TV remote control sh was it even better than the remote controlled had no cord was the early generation that had the cord in one you never had little tuning forks and then if you dropped a corner on the floor the channel would change just remember that but I remember I remember the only one that had a cord that was attached so the first turn the TV on you had to go to the TV and pull it and bring it back and when you you would change it up or down a gold cut don't cut though I guess we skip that iteration but that in in Murfreesboro arrived with the two that made for me yeah because before that there was the art to filling up the tray and then get in the ice out of there and then selling up the try again and put it back that was a messy process yeah you get slapped across the head winds spill water on the floor yes Millard number instead the warrant we have hamburger helper last night my wife still laughs because she asked me what I want to eat around the house it is never the gourmet meal she likes to make it is hamburger helper and collaborate with all or or or via phone news the stroganoff we have hamburger helper and cook cornbread the corn kids packet oh man that's yeah and I will I will announce when she says that that's what she's doing I will announce that I'm going to eat till I'm sick and she and my boys will grown because they know it's I'm gonna eat until the point that I am sick there's certain government labor yes I'm certain foods that when I eat I cannot eat a reasonable amount of pizza because as a kid we didn't go in order a pizza and everybody got a slice we waited till they had the two ninety nine buffet and you'd go in there and in our household and I bet a bunch you all to if you went there and it was about Faye in you had a piece or two you might get whipped because you do you just you because you cost the family money that was it use you shame the family if you're going for a buffet you better going there so hungry if they regret they regret you come on in there so that's one of them shrimp but because the Ramada inn on I. ten on the way is not remote in anymore but those of you who know no those of you who made that run the Louisiana know that just past MLK in orange before you get to sixteenth on the left there is a there's a there's now waffle house rat before that waffle house there's a kind of run down hotel I can't tell if it's open or not and it is used to be a Ramada inn in they would do a Saturday night buffet and it was I don't know what it was per person but if my dad would work a shutdown he'd come home Saturday morning when he gets home six seven eight o'clock whatever we sleepy and he hated us sleeping in aid he's with sleep in and then he'd take a nap and then get up and start to the day so he could be back on the regular schedule and because he'd worked at shut down with a little extra cash play with it so we could meet the whole day but that night we'd go and they'd have seafood buffet and we were not allowed to eat the cheap food you had to go to the trap because that was expensive stuff and man oh man so pizza shrimp because those were buffet foods and donuts and I don't know it's I don't know why I never learned to eat doughnuts lack a reasonable human being but if if I'm I haven't had donuts in a long time because they really tear me up but back in the day if I was going to eat one I'm eight eight and I'm gonna regret it and my wife will say if you know you're gonna act Rick go ahead early early to mid sixties strong back and Robel block or so this say that again strong backer and well Val slot car such one twenty fourth from one thirty second scale as I recall I don't that's not the one that you put the zip tie into and pull out is it no Sir days were had electric hand controllers the cars had brushes electrical brushes on on the tracks but when you read yes why would you rich I'm sorry he's rich he does it all I got David go ahead yeah if you would like to remind you it's ten past the hour time.

"defense contractor" Discussed on AP News

AP News

08:47 min | 2 years ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on AP News

"US forces conducted precision defensive strikes against 5 sites of Iran and Iraq Lucia according to a defense department statement the US blames the militia for a rocket barrage Friday that killed an American defense contractor at a military compound your cook cook in northern Iraq officials said attackers fired as many as 30 rockets in Friday's assault and that the strikes carried out by the U. S. will limit the group's ability to carry out future attacks on Americans and their allies I'm Julie Walker

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"defense contractor" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on 600 WREC

"In Hawaii I'm Chris the male fox news six bodies are recovered after helicopter on tour of a rugged and remote coastline in why he crashes the victims not yet identified as their families are being notified no other survivors are expected the Coast Guard saying steep terrain in low visibility complicated the search a US defense contractor was killed in Iraq in a rocket attack on Friday the US official says an American defense contractor was killed in a rocket attack in Iraq outside the city of Kirkuk about thirty rockets landed the base used by US and Iraqi forces several US troops were hurt he's not a milli clear how severe the injuries are there roughly five thousand U. S. troops deployed to Iraq earlier this month secretary of state Mike Pompeii blamed Iran for two rocket attacks in Iraq in a statement Pompeii warned of a decisive U. S. response if any Americans were harmed in the future at the Pentagon Lucas Tomlinson fox news a defunct Roman Catholic cardinal reportedly road big checks to powerful clergy some of whom were assessing claims of misconduct against him The Washington Post reports Theodore McCarrick the former archbishop of Washington sent more than six hundred thousand dollars to clergy members including two popes over nearly two decades the checks were drawn from an account called the arch bishop special fund which was primarily used for charitable causes allegations of inappropriate behavior with a teenager saw him removed from public ministry in twenty eighteen in February he was defrocked church official told the post that a report on the handling of accusations against McCarrick will be released in the coming months in Washington Rachel Sutherland fox is a Louisiana man who's charged with carjacking a pregnant woman hitting her with the car and then driving off with her two kids is now in custody eighteen year old Peter cursed facing aggravated assault and kidnapping charges the woman was hospitalized.

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"defense contractor" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Antonio's breaking news traffic and weather chopper goes down in Hawaii and Chris the male fox news six bodies are recovered after helicopter on tour of a rugged and remote coastline in why he crashes the victims not yet identified as their families are being notified no other survivors are expected the Coast Guard saying steep terrain in low visibility complicated this search a US defense contractor was killed in Iraq in a rocket attack on Friday the US official says an American defense contractor was killed in a rocket attack Iraq outside the city of Kirkuk about thirty rockets landed the base used by US and Iraqi forces several US troops were hurt he's not a milli clear how severe the injuries are there roughly five thousand U. S. troops deployed to Iraq earlier this month secretary of state Mike Pompeii blamed Iran for two rocket attacks in Iraq in a statement Pompeii warned of a decisive U. S. response if any Americans were harmed in the future at the Pentagon Lucas Tomlinson fox news a defunct Roman Catholic cardinal reportedly road big checks to powerful clergy some of whom were assessing claims of misconduct against him The Washington Post reports Theodore McCarrick the former archbishop of Washington sent more than six hundred thousand dollars to clergy members including two popes over nearly two decades the checks were drawn from an account called the arch bishop special fund which was primarily used for charitable causes allegations of inappropriate behavior with a teenager saw him removed from public ministry in twenty eighteen in February he was defrocked church official told the post that a report on the handling of accusations against McCarrick will be released in the coming months in Washington Rachel Sutherland fox is a Louisiana man who's charged with carjacking a pregnant woman hitting her with the car and then driving off with her two kids is now in custody eighteen year old Peter cursed facing aggravated assault and kidnapping charges the woman was hospitalized and released her children were not hurt listening to fox news I heart radio number one for podcast what.

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"defense contractor" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

08:26 min | 2 years ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"They look at the fact that the great unwashed the other side is going to be the turning fact if they did invite will be more attractive to they they want a radical leftist. and they wanted if they're gonna go down in flames they're gonna gonna flames that way they don't want to go down with people like. like bite that other people think is Michael's turn you know he's always something he was a loyal soldier for Obama he did great except for the Anita hill stuff when he was in the Senate so all you know let let's let him be this year's Walter F. Mondale let's let him run we know he's gonna lose but we always miss it isn't that. now the person that sent me the email says I think that what really bothers the Democrats on the media is that they may. are very very concerned about the extent to which Joe Biden you is his public office over the years as a senator and as vice president to in rich his family and foul up foreign relations. you play that fact off the Congress investigating again there's the did you see this they're investigating stormy Daniels the house of representatives the Democrats are going to be investigating trumps pay off the stormy Daniels. so the theory as if the Democrats are gonna be going after trump for things that they can't have a nominee that is basically sold his soul. two big businesses and other like defense contractors or what have you for the purposes of been reaching his family here's how it works and by the way I don't think by his alone I think it's almost a standard operating procedure now. let's say that that your senator on the Appropriations Committee or of the foreign affairs committee or what have you. and you have a say so over procurement. military things weapons defense systems you name it. and so your husband or your wife your spouse you missed a set up a foundation. all these such and such family foundation a purpose is to raise money they're going to charity then you set up a shell corporation off the foundation that you run. and. what happens is that you make a deal with a defense contractor. or an investment house or whatever. and. they pay you through your foundation think of the Clintons they if they pay you for your foundation for your shell corporation a percentage or you make sure they get what ever is in the next defense appropriations bill or what it could be anything besides defense to give the ending the government's doing you make sure that that the percentage of that deal goes your family foundation that your son. happens to run. or that it goes to a business is. that will hire your son if that business gaps the percentage of the deal. from the award of a contract to a defense manufacturer one has I think this stuff is common. I think it's one of the ways members of Congress and people living in Washington lobbyist case street get the way they get rich. the the key to what the foundation is all of this massive government spending. your taxes and then whatever the government can borrow. and it just gets spent and it's it's you is to to buy things and the people that get the contracts. then the site for the some of that off to the member of governments family or shell corporation part of the foundation or what have you. and in that sense you have full fledged corruption so you have a member of a government a senator could be a cabinet secretary never know makes deals on the premise that some of the money that government is going to war it is going to come back to the family member eight a son a daughter through a foundation or what have you this is what Biden did. for one of his sons where the chart com's when he was vice president a billion and a half dollars end up going to a company to run things that hunter Biden had never run had no experience doing and it was a web Vikings never made any more than what his government salary is. and speeches in this and that. but he was taking care of his kids this is the way it's done in Washington to people in Washington don't question this. it's it's just it's it's it's the way of the world there's so much money that nobody bats tonight it's the cost of doing business if you are an entity that gets your money from the government you sell the government things you make defense aircraft or tank whatever his ammunition or or get it and things beyond defense I don't mean to focus on defense because I think it's widespread part of the understanding is that if you are awarded the appropriation then they have there is that there's a a percentage cost about. that will be involving the benefit of a ranking members family that's not why aids brandy but it happens. and it probably happens more than we know it would not be widely reported because it's not considered scandalous by the people who live and work in Washington including the media unless they can never Republican. I mean we all know what happened with Biden and they're trying to cover it or ignore it not talk about it but it's there and in the heat of a campaign I think this is what they are afraid of with Viking he is really vulnerable on this stuff he basically in the Clintons I mean the whole Clinton family foundation was selling access to her upcoming presidency her administration on the calm before she had even been elected. she was selling access. they're quite a bit during the summer foundation for for you know most of the two thousands. so if you're going after trump on financial irregularities and all kinds of guilt cannot have your nominee who's actually done stuff that your trying to make up about trump. if that that that that has to be one of the things that really it really worries them and another thing about this I think it is commonplace enough that they don't want anybody finding that Biden's not worth this particular process being on earth for everybody it's yeah yet the hunter Biden billion and a half story and I think beau Biden over something else with him too Mike was down two or three things and they've all been reported but you haven't seen any anger in the media you haven't seen any shop you haven't seen any outrage it's it's just been reported some of them you know you okay daily mail's done some some stuff on it but there isn't any. shock wore out rage about it it's almost like it's perfunctory okay we after covered as we have to get it out there but we don't amplify it we don't put it on the front page we don't make it the lead at the seven o'clock news or what have you but they can they can say at the end of the yellow yeah we we talked about it we didn't cover it up but they they do cover it up by not amplifying it and I think this is a. frequently enough used technique that they don't want it being blown up. nobody. especially Joe Biden nobody is worth being elected president if it means getting rid of.

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"defense contractor" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

09:35 min | 2 years ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"I think they're still too much uncertainty Hey it just went from three forty seven up the three eighty something in two and a half weeks but it's back to three sixty one and there are no sales down thirty five percent and big loss and you know that story and we still don't know the real outcome of this just because Boeing sets a size five billion because of the issues they have doesn't mean it's not going to ten anyway so that was a story there but the bigger story SMP up fourteen nasdaq up seven the nasdaq one hundred fifty six but again the big story semiconductors up forty eight unbelievable now just again a little background Texas Instruments reports earnings yesterday they were terrible guidance was not good no not kidding imagine this your Texas Instruments your stock is come back to the holidays so you would think there is risk you reported nine percent drop in sales at eleven percent drop for this quarter in sales stock was up nine dollars twenty to one twenty nine Teradyne up almost ten to fifty eight box of junk corkage would move on the gap silicon labs start down on earnings finishes up seven now we may get a little change the marker's site links which was up five today is down six in the after market but I got news via probably opens down six and finishes up to anyway the best way I can explain the semi conductors damn that's all I can say now we also have a lot of earning so let me just ripped through a few chipotle gaps up finishes up thirty eight our discovery financial gaps up finishes up seven half snap ink the closer to seventeen sixty two and three quarters we mentioned Texas Instruments are you PS you ready for this magnificent numbers earnings up one revenues up three was up nine Bucks today to one forty go figure go figure all the names strength gaps all lithia motors LED now you have two names auto nation in lithia motors real great reactions earnings which were not very good earnings Northrup Grummond nineteen defense contractor because everybody likes a big war all my **** silicon looms now we'll leave it at that finance but just a lot of Jello movement on the plate here then the good news is in different sectors then I got news for you there's no chance for bear markets if the American doctors are strong and and and the financials have woken up this still not strong strong but they will come up a little bit visa opens up down a block and a half finishes up to on their earnings but of course there's a lot more to come so let's do a few from after the close today all pay pal down a Buck in the aftermarket that's been a good stock but the only parts of the aftermarket we'll see out finishes by the way this can change overnight Facebook a bad Kerry what's assume that simple just remember companies quietly guide the analysts on Wall Street companies now so that we could do to fifty a share we'll tell them we're gonna do two thirty a share will guide them to two thirty and then we do to fifteen say we beat by twenty cents that's what will happen apple was greeted at under Steve Jobs public Facebook numbers fourteen percent earnings growth so the last four quarters on Facebook earnings growth eleven eight twelve fourteen that's a pedestrian the desperate what's up to if the if the market was up six then it was flat now it's up to a fox and again we'll see what happens by tomorrow because I believe they're in conference call all that fun stuff other disasters today Norfolk southern but don't twelve Bucks today and that's in the transports not very good Tupperware down three and a half the fourteen and change no happy there I robot down fifteen to seventy four box Amphenol down six to ninety two dollars I admit to caterpillar down six that's a managed care company don't fourteen today that didn't help them and Florimo that's only down five would be to have but just a lot moving on the plate lots of gel the good news is I got one other one Manhattan associates M. eight and H. you ready for this thirteen today the eighty five and three quarters you ready worst earnings quarter out of the last four quarters down eleven percent Gary how can that be don't know remember ladies and gentlemen if not the news it's how markets react to the news we stop trying to figure out certain things every now and then when you see a bit coin do what it does to you yeah you know you your brains get scrambled our job is price not opinion when I say opinion I'm not talking about pundits opinion we're talking markets opinion Sharon Williams up like thirty in change yesterday on their numbers sales growth up to that's it was up another eleven today they have a good paint but again for whatever reason price is being built up would Williams all service now our new down seventeen Bucks in the after market the two eighty we'll see how that goes they have a conference call also little law that's been a strong name we'll see if it stays down overnight with that affects the rest of the software names in that group because that group has been tick tick tick tick tick tick to but no argument with today the Dow was meaningless it was two names doing the true well United health was down for also just so things remain the same and that includes the Boeing part so I got a lot of questions on Bali for people that have held that a long time and I don't tell them what to do feel held a long time that's a tough one but you gotta believe the closer they get to resolution the batter because this is a damn good company with a couple of pretty frickin big missteps people dying is a misstep ladies and gentlemen it's the best way I can put our bond market yields came down today two point oh five high the numbers out of Germany continue to be bad numbers out of a lot of areas in Europe continue to be bad but their stocks with their prices were up overnight because they're lowering rates again yeah you got a new prime minister and the U. K. and the media hates the guy you think of the mainstream media hates trump here times that by ten then the guys got some funky hair also like trump so they like spending a day making fun of his hair I I I see the guy sings Boris Johnson by the way a little dab will do you probably want to put a little bit pretty do in there and fix that stuff up and as we've told you for three years brexit don't matter over hyped over done and of course massive failure by the people running the joint the U. K. the people voted for brexit and it's now three years later an inmate happening yes good government tell I got a lot of questions about this now thank based on what I said yesterday names that are on their own on to love not known about boom gap up strong by the way stock was up on five times average volume snapping still loses money but in this market doesn't care right now I've gotta believe.

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"defense contractor" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Whether it was President Clinton or I guess, president Nixon never got there. He left. I don't leave the difference. Only Trump's they're speaking to reporters at the White House. Meanwhile, the house oversight committee says it still plans to vote Wednesday on whether to hold Torney general William bar. Also commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of congress for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena amid renewed calls for bans on gun silencers in the wake of the recent mass shooting. In Virginia Beach, the US supreme court today declined to hear a case that could have expanded constitutional protections for those devices axel from member station, Casey, you are has more in this case to Kansas men were convicted of violating the national firearms act an appeals court rejected their claim that the second amendment should apply to silencers. Eric Rubin is a fellow at New York University of law schools, Brennan center for Justice. He says it's still possible that this more conservative court will be more willing to hear second amendment cases. And that one shouldn't read too much into this decision as the court rejects most of the cases, it's asked to review. It doesn't mean the supreme core. Was unwilling to disrupt what the lower court had decided namely the silencers don't get second amendment protection, the high court will hear a gun related case next term for NPR news. I'm Chris Hassell, two of the country's biggest aerospace and defense firms Raytheon and United Technologies have agreed to merge. And here's Greg Meyer says, this is raising questions about reduced competition among military contractors, if they join forces, Raytheon and United Technologies will become the second largest company in the industry, trailing, only Boeing aerospace and defense companies have been consolidating for decades. The result is a small number of very large players. But Todd Harrison of the center for strategic and international studies says he doesn't see a problem in this case, I don't think that they have a lot of overlap where they have duplicate of capabilities. And so it's not really a matter of narrowing the number of companies that could compete for defense contracts in the future shareholder. Regulators still have to sign off on the deal. Gregory NPR news, Washington. Wall Street higher by the closing bell. The Dow up seventy eight points to end at twenty six thousand sixty two the NASDAQ up eighty one points, five hundred thirteen this is NPR news from Washington. And you're listening to WNYC in New York. I'm Jamie Floyd. The pilot of a helicopter that crashed onto the roof of a mid town, skyscraper has died, the F D, N Y saying it does not appear that anybody else was on board. When the crash occurred just before two pm this afternoon. Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters that a fire started when the aircraft hit the building. But then it was quickly brought under control Cuomo says the crash appears not to have been a deliberate event. The only indication.

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"defense contractor" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. A state judge has decided to sentence a man found guilty of. A queens jogger in two thousand sixteen despite allegations of juror misconduct WNYC's Danny Lewis was in the courtroom earlier this month, a jury found Chanel Louis guilty of killing and sexually assaulting Carina Veterano but wonder spoke out about potential misconduct and the defense called on the judge to dismiss the verdict at a hearing the jurors said he felt pressured to return a guilty verdict. But to others said there were no problems. The defense said that was enough to declare another mistrial the first trial ended in a hung jury last year. But prosecutors took issue with the jurors credibility and motives Justice. Michael Alois denied the motion for a mistrial without any explanation. Lewis sentencing is set for three thirty this afternoon. Mayor de Blasio is trying to ease concerns about a proposal to tear down to public housing buildings in Chelsea the plan was first reported by politico Lasi, oh says of the plan does go through. No tenants would be displaced. I don't even know who had the discussion and what they said. And then it's been related by someone else's just. Information's clearly garbled. There's not any part of our plans for Nigeria or a building will be demolished. Unless a replacement is already built the two nights buildings would be replaced by a mix of market rate and affordable housing. The plan is supposed to generate revenue to fix public housing. New York City's internal wireless network has cost taxpayers. Tens of millions more than -ticipant. It'd since two thousand six the cities pay defense contractor Northrop Grumman nearly nine hundred million dollars for building and running the network about fifty five million more than expected. The New York Post reports the cities continued to do business with the contractor, even after the former IT department had testified that the city should switch to another carrier earlier this month network crash for ten days affecting the city's traffic lights and cameras. Among other software sunny today. Highs seventy three degrees. This is WNYC. Hello. I'm raza. Yvonne..

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"defense contractor" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

02:46 min | 3 years ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on Post Reports

"They're highly paid defense contractors or janitors and security guards. There's no answer on whether they'll ultimately get reimbursed. These folks because they are not employed directly by the government. They did not get their check directly from the US treasury. They have no claim on back pay for thirty five days of the shutdown. They are beginning this year with a essentially almost a double digit pay-cut, and do we know generally, how many people this is the case for so we've heard a lot about this number maybe eight hundred thousand federal workers who will get their back payer thousand without work. But the federal contractors are not counted by the government, we believe that they probably number as many as the hundred thousand, but they may be many more some estimates are as high as four million the Washington Post was able to identify about ten thousand companies that had active contracts with the federal government shutdown it we're talking about a very large number of people who are in this boat six thousand of those are small business. And so that's that's less than seven million. Dollars in revenue year, that's many cases less than fifty employees year. So for this company. How were they affected by the shutdown? Right. So this this group Eunice spec enterprises that I talked to several employs last week they were impacted really on three different levels. They will not get back pay. Secondly, they will also get any pay very quickly. Now that the government is reopening because they get paid in a rears it'll be several weeks. In fact, there about halfway through their version of shutdown right now, unlike federal employees who will get back pay beginning on Thursday, these employees will have to go, but in their time their company will Bill the government the government will then pay the company, and then the company will pay them their next paycheck. They're full paycheck won't come until February twenty eighth. Wow. And then Thirdly this company like many others that I've heard from were really pushed almost the brink of bankruptcy because of the shutdown. One implies I spoke with. Fuss devastating news as a shutdown like this name was Janice Morgan as a contact that the US department of transportation and officer pipeline safety. I am also a care giver for my husband because he has MS she phoned out about her health insurance being turned off when she was at Georgetown University hospital. Discharging her husband who had just gotten out of the ICU, honest has called and just noted to me that my show us card had expired and was told we can't fill your prescriptions and to let me know what have to pay out of pocket for the medicine bequeathing one that's a very expensive seven thousand dollar month, drug devastated. I didn't even understand what was going on..

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"defense contractor" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

05:10 min | 3 years ago

"defense contractor" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Wise investor network. Welcome back to the Watson veteran show Simon Hamilton here portfolio manager at the Y investor groups has to have a few minutes left and wanted to comment briefly on a couple of our top holdings that took it on the chin like a lot of stocks in the fourth quarter. One is north or chrome Inc. Symbol n o sea trading. A little over two hundred and sixty dollars a share one of the largest and most well respected defense contractors in the United States this time last year, the defense stocks were one of the best places to have your money. They were high fliers, I think. Expectations for future defense budgets for a little over zealous. And as a result, the sector traded at its most expensive valuation in almost twenty years Northrop at that time had been arguably the most expensive major defense company, but with the sell off in the fourth quarter, again, the stock was over three hundred dollars a share for much of last year came all the way down to about two fifty now it's around two sixty. But at these current levels through traded a free cash flow yield that is basically in line with their peers. But if you include their pension and pension costs are often an issue for defense companies. It's actually one of the cheapest names in this space, and that doesn't make a lot of sense to us considering an arm that they have some of the most visible. Expectation of double digit earnings growth over the next few years. I particularly liked the fact that their product or contract profile is entitlements would national security strategy, and that's really important because it shields a lot of their portfolio from future budget downside, essentially, they have contracts they have focused in the areas that are most well supported by defense. Budgets, not to mention their acquisition of orbital sciences that closed last year, which by the way, the synergies of which are greater than than what a lot of people expected initially also gives them a foothold in in some of the major spending initiatives that we're likely to see over the course of the next few years. So at this point. I think Northrop is very attractive. They trade it again if you include the pension at over twenty percent discount to some their major competitors. I think it's a really good space to be and I don't want to sit here and tell you that there are defensive name. But the I will say that the the the defense budget cycle is different than the normal economic cycle. So even if the economy does slow down more than what people expect it's not necessarily going to be reflected in defense budgets, and again, maybe defenses in area that could be a source of diversification. If we do get that type of economic environment the other one I just wanted to comment on briefly that also had a very tough quarter was FedEx corporation symbol, F D X trading little over one hundred and seventy dollars a share. You may recall. I can't remember exactly what it was. But I think it was a note. I think it was in October. They came out and basically said that. That they're one point two to one point five billion dollar Federal Express operating improvement target that they'd talked about for several years wasn't going to happen. The basically said it's it's off the table for now. Wall Street did not like that stock took a big hit. But what's interesting is the fact that they took it off the table was almost exclusively exclusively to do with the macroeconomic environment. Not really anything that germane to the way fed ex is running their business. If you recall, they acquired TNT the major year in European carrier. That has been a bit of a disaster in the sense that TNT had a major cyberattack that they had to spend millions upon millions on to to to get that straight to make sure that they kept their their customers that will work out. It's just gonna take longer than expected. And of course, the European economy has been week. So that whole acquisition has hurt. Fedex is business. But again, I think we're close to to a trough with FedEx they're only trading right now at about ten times. Next year's earnings was the cheapest they've traded at a long long time, and their core business is very much on on track and very much intact. So I would expect that after this hiccup management is laser focused on that bottom line efficiency, and that bottom line margin improvement, and it FedEx this could be the time to buy it for the long haul or at least take a look at it. Hope that was helpful folks. I'm back I'm back hosting next Sunday. I'll have more earnings reports to share with you. And until then as always I wish you is investing. Fared makes the market in the shares of CitiGroup apple J, P Morgan. Goldman Sachs Sherwin Williams AT and T for Reisen Northrop Grumman and Federal Express the host of the show Simon Hamilton owns shares of AT and T and his personal accounts. Thank you. Listeners should consider the investment objectives risks charges and expenses of any mutual fund or ETF discussed.

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