35 Burst results for "Eastern Europe"
UK to supply tanks to Ukraine as Russian missiles hit Kyiv
"Britain's prime minister has promised to provide tanks and artillery systems to Ukraine, prime minister Rishi sunak made the pledge amid renewed missile attacks from Moscow targeting the Ukrainian capital and other cities in the near yearlong war, danning streets had seen access assurance came after he spoke to Ukrainian president Vladimir zelensky, British media have reported that for British Army challenger two main battle tanks will be sent to Eastern Europe immediately with 8 more to follow shortly after. Zelensky tweeted his thanks to sunac, saying the decisions will not only strengthen Ukraine on the battlefield, but also send the right signal to other partners. Karen Chammas London
DHS's Department of Dirty Tricks With Mike Benz
"So here I want to get some pay dirt from you, Mike. I need you to back up is only you can. The truth, the evidence for the rotation of the turrets, the gun turrets were moved from foreign enemies who are populists to domestic enemies like Trump and maga and America first. How do we know this happened after 1617 and 18? Sure, and we could spend 5 hours on this alone. But just to try to tell it is linearly as possible. And let me just preface by saying, I do not apply on substantive foreign policy issues other than, you know, my mission is censorship and digital freedom. And so when I talk about things is I'm going to hear about the events in Ukraine or dynamics around Russia or whatnot. This is not to make an opinion one way or the other about that. I leave that to other folks. I'm simply going to explain essentially what happened and how this was turned inward. So you had the events in Ukraine in 2014, where I got to jump in because this is going to be a mad. I would say America is not an empire, or at least if it is, it's a very unusual one, because other empires control the territory they invade. We allow the Iraqis the Afghans to pick their own leaders and then we leave. So if it's an empire it's a very, very different kind of empire. But I just wanted to make that footnote. Okay, so talk about talk about the events in Ukraine, Mike. Yeah. So you had this Crimea referendum in 2014 that created response from the U.S. and NATO folks around this threat of what was initially called the de Rossi mop doctrine term essentially coined by a frequent NATO sort of thought leader Mark galeotti. The gerasimov doctrine was this idea that Russia was using information warfare in order to influence the hearts and minds of folks in central and Eastern Europe. And was sort of using Internet propaganda and what not to do that. And this Internet propaganda was propping up right wing populist parties in central and Eastern Europe that were, say, you know, Russia sent sympathizers. So
We Chat With Paul Sztorc of Layer 2 Labs
"We're joined here by our special guest today. Bitcoin independent economists think our programmer developer Paul storz has been on the show a couple of times before. And fresh off some interesting news from his entity layer to labs, raising $3 million very interesting, glad we can catch you. Paul, welcome. Thanks a lot for joining. Hey, thanks for having me. Yeah, so we last spoke and it was good to meet you in person in Riga at honey badger 2022 coming to my neck of the Woods in Eastern Europe. Yeah, it was great. I promise you, we'd spare the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth discussion for later for different pod. But this one I think I want to talk more about, everything that you've been doing for many, many years. And I'm interested in keen to hear some updates. I'm always up to something exactly. So what was the story with layer two labs? Is that a secret project that you had brewing for a while? Well, yeah, I was kind of like, you didn't really know what people would think of it, but yeah, actually a lot of it is sort of still secret, but I have put together some good ideas. We've got some opportunity and we've got an interesting business model, and so basically the other thing is, you know, there are all these people out there, you know, this year, especially last year, but January this year, like those ridiculous projects would raise like $250 million that won, that Facebook project, this name, I can't even I'm happy to say I can't even remember. And then Solana, they would give themselves a huge just racist enormous amount of money. was kind of like, you know, if you can't do it with like a little bit. But this is only the seed round. So I think we'll raise a second round, but that will probably be the only two rounds, but really $3 million is kind of a lot. If you're ready to think about it, I was thinking about how I don't know what you want to call it like just spending a ton of money, these other crypto companies are, it's just a scheme.
"eastern europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Thanks, Mike. Great to get your perspective on this morning after zelensky's trip to Washington D.C.. That's Michael Winfrey, economics and politics editor for central and Eastern Europe for Bloomberg news. Looking ahead to the market open, futures are little changed, but in the red, got S&P futures right now down a point down futures down 16 and NASDAQ futures are lower by 5 points. The ten year treasury is now up 5 30 seconds. Yield on the benchmark 3.64 percent. You're listening to Bloomberg daybreak. I'm Stacey Marie Ishmael, managing editor of crypto for Bloomberg news, and your host for Bloomberg crypto, a daily Bloomberg I heart podcast. Join me weekdays for a deep dive into how digital financial assets affect our lives. The ecosystem that's being built around crypto, nothing short of amazing. We examine who the players are and what's at stake in this financial upheaval. Listen to Bloomberg crypto on the iHeartRadio app, Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Burden LLP accountants and advisers presents tax chat with Richard Goldstein, senior principal and co leader of burden state and local tax practice. The increase in remote working may cause state and local tax traps for employees and employers. For example, an employee working remotely with a primary office in one state and a home office in another may be subject to taxation in both states. This can also cause withholding compliance issues for
Apple Possess More Power Than the Federal Government
"Must take a step back and be honest about what Apple is currently doing, not just what Apple is doing in China. But also at Apple is threatening to do to Elon Musk. Now, Apple has successfully diversified. Their business model from controlling the App Store to making hardware laptops, and obviously they're very successful iPhone. To being really controlling the vast majority of podcast market, there's so many different sectors that Apple has been able to successfully get into. And because of this, there are multi $1 trillion companies, right? Multi $1 trillion company. Apple is more valuable. Than several countries in Eastern Europe. It's just hard to even wrap your head around. In fact, apple is more valuable than I think you could combine 5 or 6 African countries. Just a single private company. Apple has now threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store, effectively ending the company. If Elon Musk continues on his free speech crusade. All the while Apple has just limited and restricted. AirDrop, which is an ability in the midst of protests to share information, share videos, share location, in the midst of all of the anti CCP protests. Right now, Apple, and I say this with a lot of thought, Apple possesses more power than several parts of the federal government. Apple is more powerful in many different ways than the Department of Justice. The Federal Trade Commission. Apple has the ability to involve themselves in an anti CCP movement. And then all the while say that we are going to act like the CCP in America and prevent Elon Musk from continuing to liberate Twitter.
How Modern Russia Is Mimicking Post WW2 Tensions
"What we're dealing with is the speech by west and Churchill, what is known as the iron curtain speech it was actually the title sinews of peace, but it's known for the iron curtain and by the very famous words that Winston Churchill used as showing the iron curtain had fallen across Eastern Europe, and that was under Russian control. One of the things that is said in the speech and I want to bring it up because if you fast forward from when the speech was given 1946 in Fulton, Missouri, to now, one of the things that he mentioned in his speech is that Russia would be very concerned about his western border at the time because of Germany and others, but that is very the same thing that Putin and many of the Russian leaders have been mimicking for years about NATO, Putin has decided to invade Ukraine. He's decided to annex Crimea. There's so many things. And he did so with the very much of the effect of saying we do not want to see NATO expanded because for lack of a better term, we view NATO as a threat to our country. And so what was happening now was very much mimicked right after the World War II when we heard this speech to begin with.
Inside Iran With Dr. Walid Phares
"Let's go back to what's happening inside Iran in that case. So if you look at revolutions, if you look at regime changes from the ground up, there's a pivotal moment where the dictatorship, it's that moment in Christmas Day 1989, where ceausescu is on the balcony, giving his speech, and the people say no, the secret police open fire, but then when he tries in escapes in the military helicopter, the pilot says he fakes an engine problem, lands the helicopter in the middle of nowhere. The local barracks arrests ceausescu and his wife, and does a military tribunal. There has to be that moment where the organs of state power say we will no longer persecute our fellow citizens. As in Hungary, for example, units of the police or the military handed over their weapons to the students, is that I know this is very hard because Iran, along with North Korea is a very hard target in terms of intelligence and open-source material. Are there any indications of fishes of factions of fractures inside the regime? Could we imagine some units somewhere of the pasta run or somebody saying very legitimate questions have actually. Because that's the key. And I haven't been asked this question before. Let me tell you my experience. I've been following this since 79. I was a kid at the time. And what these units inside the guard or mostly inside the regular army would be waiting for. And let me jump to example or Eastern Europe. They did it because in Washington there was a strong leadership of Reagan Bush Reagan tear down that wall, bush was pushing forward. There is a difference between demonstrators, young people, demonstrating and people who are in the units and the military they need guarantees what will happen to us. They want to feel safe. Voila. So as long as we have this demonstration as long as we have Biden supporting the regime. Yes, they need a voice. Now, if the Congress acts with the strong voice that will go with this, they will buy this. But without the administration or Congress or the Europeans, it's going to be difficult,
Rep. Chip Roy: The Consequences of the Biden Admin Will Be Felt
"We can go down so many different paths on what you just talked about that I do think it's really important for people to know the consequences of this administration are going to be felt for a long time And we've got to obviously have a rebound Congress is going to have to check in and use the power of the purse and then hopefully we get a new president in two years But the consequences are pretty significant and you just rattled them off You didn't even get into the woke up that is going on in the military Which might be the worst of all of it because our recruiting levels are so low because these guys go in there and they don't want to be preached at They don't want to be told that America's evil or apologizing for their race or say that they don't can't talk about a mom and a dad or whatever the air force economy It's all crazy but yet they're doing it in massive ways in terms of creating all these diversity positions that DoD and all of these programs But the situation with Ukraine is a perfect example right Where we don't stop and say what is our national security interest Make a decision All of us would agree we want to provide some lethal aid to Ukraine to be able to hold a lot against Putin and to be able to stand alongside our Eastern European friends Eastern Europe understands freedom better than anybody in the world including Americans There are some of the best freedom lovers in the world So of course I want to help them But $70 billion blank check in dumping out our arsenal is now putting us at a detriment And risking our national security just when China is rattling just as Russia's rattling just as the Middle East is rattling So we're going to face the consequences of this for a while The next presidential election they're going to have to have a real serious position on what it means to re strength in America for the 21st century
"eastern europe" Discussed on WTOP
"Wearing gray across the sky 65 at fort belvoir 64° in foggy bottom, hello Silver Spring, you are at 64°. Three 41 now on WTO now to the latest from Ukraine, which today is marking 9 months since the Russian invasion began. The U.S. and two of its allies are accusing Russia's defense minister of making false allegations after he claimed in a series of phone calls that Ukraine was planning to use the so called dirty bomb on its own soil. In the meantime, security experts from around the world are trying to figure out what Russian president Vladimir Putin is planning. WTO national security correspondent JJ green caught up with one Eastern Europe one leader in European and Eastern Europe over the weekend. JJ. Yes, Sean, right now, Russians and Russian president Vladimir Putin is really concerned about the high level of U.S. support for Ukraine. I suspect in Putin's calculus. He is actually wondering whether he has to wait out. The Biden administration. Mick Redman is editor in chief and director of analysis at Oxford Analytica. So why is he saying that? It's because of winter. He's aware that winter will be a great test to Europe. It as a result, some in Europe might want to pause the war. Then go say calculate however that even if west Europeans were to ask for a pause, Poland would remain in the fight, others would remain in the fight, crucially the United States would. Redmond and other experts gathered in Riga for the last four days and Latvia seemed to agree the outcome of this war which could still take years might depend on what happens this winter. And what happens in the U.S. elections. Sean and Hillary. Hey, JJ, many Republicans have been soft on Russia by wanting the U.S. to pull support for Ukraine. Does the apparent disinformation from Russia about a Ukrainian dirty bomb threatened to further hurt U.S. efforts to fund this war? Well, the fact that most of us know that this Russian allegation that Ukraine is going to use a dirty bomb on its own territory is absolute disinformation and even nonsensical. I'm pretty sure that U.S. officials that are getting classified briefings about this know that as well and that includes U.S. legislators. They know that this is and will probably be used as a political tool. Russia is going to try to do that anyway. They can. But it's not clear that that would be an advantage to them. What does bear worrying about though is what happens between now and the midterm elections. Russia is watching very closely very carefully. The U.S. political scene and they're trying to find anything at all any way they can to chip away at the U.S. resolve to help Ukraine. So yeah, I mean, they're going to be some that are going to think about this this dirty bum business. But it probably won't be useful as a political tool. JJ, thanks. You're welcome. It's a WTO national security correspondent JJ green. Three 43. Republican congressman Denver
James Carafano and Sebastian Discuss the Wisdom of Margaret Thatcher
"We were the first country. To attempt and to succeed in rolling back the frontiers of socialism, which is the first cousin to come in. No one else tried it. We were the first to do it. I remember some politicians saying, well, what's your very careful misses Thatcher? To see if you're succeed, we did. I just played that because my guests looked at that clip. We had in the show them and just said, can we have some more of that DNA? The iron lady. The woman who took the UK from literal piles of trash, you know, winter of discontent with the refuge piled up with the coal miners on strike. The defeating, the Argentinian junta in the Falklands, and along with Ronald Reagan and bless his St. John, Paul the second defeating the communist threat in Eastern Europe. And I think it's appetite to play it because I do believe, is there not a Thatcher center at the heritage foundation. No, it's not 8th acid center. It's the only Thatcher center that she would allow. To be named after her so it's the Margaret Thatcher center for freedom. That's the only one in the world. And she actually provided the initial endowment. But being a conservative, she said, I will give you X amount if you raise ten X
Not Defeat, Not Victory, But a Third Scenario...
"Right, Jim, so here's the third scenario. And I look at not just the patterns of life for Vladimir Putin and his background as a KGB colonel and not a very good one because you don't get posted to East German if you're good. You get posted to London or Paris or Washington. I look at the region. I look at the Eastern Europe and I see a pattern I see many, I see multiple so called frozen conflicts. So there doesn't have to be, hey, we won, or you lost, he could just play for the mess with the Ukrainians long enough until it gets into some quasi status, a stasis of a no man's land, whether it's Moldova, the mysteria, South Ossetia. That could be another scenario. Well, I mean, that's been the strategy all along is to have these conflicts. So it's literally a button he can push any time. Whether it's in the Balkans or in Moldova or in Georgia, or in Ukraine. Having said that, he has said he wanted to conquer Ukraine. And that's failing. And not only is it failing is he's losing ground. And when you get down to the core of this strategic core, which is Crimea, right? The one thing he literally can not afford to lose. That would be a complete number. But geographically, it's much easier to hold on to Crimea. Yes, it's very, very difficult for the Ukrainians to take that. So the question is, yeah, he can fight another day, right? And you would say, well, the sensible guy would do that. But I have to be honest with you, I don't know if he's being sensible or not, right?
Who REALLY Benefits From a $12.3 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine?
"Defense news dot com, Congress to vote on $12.3 billion aid package for Ukraine. Another one, which would bring the total well over 70 to 80 $1 billion with us as colonel Douglas macgregor, colonel. Where is all this money going? Well, most of it does not leave the United States, Charlie, most of it is transferred to DoD. Which is compensated for the equipment and we pull out of stocks and ship overseas to Ukraine. And that cash in turn then finds its way back into the defense industries. And significant cuts, obviously, go to their representatives on the hill. People in Congress in the Senate and so forth, who are enabling this enormous cash transfer. I mean, and so yet the uni party in Washington D.C. continues to approve it and never received a full audit of where all this money goes, only further escalating the conflict, and so I guess the question we asked yesterday is who stands to benefit from bombing this pipeline. The best answer I have is the military industrial complex, isn't that right? The further escalation of this conflict. Well, I suppose so. I mean, it's hard for me to believe that escalating this conflict to the strategic level with Russia is somehow another going to benefit the United States or Europe. In fact, I'm concerned at about a direct confrontation with the Russians. And the Russians are very different from Americans. Most Americans right now are not paying any attention to what's happening in Eastern Europe. They're paying attention to the hurricane and the damage inflicted on Naples and Tampa and other towns and Florida. As a result, nobody's asking any hard questions and the people on the hill are just sort of bloviating and repeating and AD nauseam, things that aren't true, which they're being told by their handlers. This is what you need to say.
The Significance of Giorgia Meloni’s Big Win in Italy
"Italy has had a free and fair election and the result is a big win for the right-wing or Conservative Party. And it's actually a coalition party. But the leading member of that coalition is a group called Friends of the fraternal order of Italy or Friends of Italy. And fraternal brothers of Italy and its leader is Georgia maloney, who will become the next Italian prime minister. Now, there might have been some leftists in this country. I mean, they were, they were warning against this result, and they might have been hoping that it just as here in 2020 you'd get like later results that would pivot away from maloney and give the election to the left. But unfortunately for these leftists here in America, Italy has voter ID. And also the only mules that you find in Italy are four legged ones. They eat grass. So this wasn't honest election. And now the left is dismayed at the outcome, and there's also a lot of screaming about the outcome at the EU. Why? Because at the European Union, they can see that this is a trend that is beginning to sweep across Europe. In the beginning, the trend was only in Eastern Europe and you may say at the periphery of Europe. So Hungary, for example, pivoted in a right wing direction Victor Orban, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia. And so the EU said, well, the mainstream countries in Europe aren't going that way. France is okay. Even though we've got le pen, Germany is okay. England is okay. And Italy is okay in Spain is okay, but now Italy, one of one of the countries, in fact, sometimes described as the beating heart of Europe. Italy has decided to also pivot sharply to the right.
"eastern europe" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"It didn't feel like I was unwelcome or I was crashing the party. Not at all. The more the merrier. This is traveled Rick Steves, we're talking with Cameron Hewitt, and he's the author of the temporary European, and we're talking about intimate little glimpses to celebrate the diversity of cultures that you'll experience when you travel through Eastern Europe. Cameron, when we think about Eastern Europe, I really, when I drive through Croatia, and there's like four or 5 substantial countries that came out of Yugoslavia when it fell apart at generation ago. When I drive through Croatia, it's always lambs on spits. You drive around the road trip in the United States and it's hamburger joints. I think they've got their lambs on spits roadside to show off that we've got a lamb that it's talked about hot off the bone or whatever. It just sloughs off the bone and it's so tender. It's so local. It's so cheap. It's just a beautiful thing. And I love lamb sun spits and that's part of my Croatia experience. What's a Croatian experience for you? You know, I love going to Dubrovnik, which is sort of the touristic darling of Croatia and I love all the great sites and the viewpoints and everything there. But what I really love to do is every morning I like to go sit down on the main drag and there's a little cafe where locals gather to just do some people watching and it's nice to be out because the revenue can be extremely crowded in the middle of the day. I love to be there 8 in the morning, not ten in the morning. The Main Street is pretty empty. There's people bringing in deliveries and stuff. And you just kind of have a nice, quiet moment before the crowds descend and just take it all in. Quiet moments before the crowds. When you're talking about that, I was thinking of we were in Venice for 12 days shooting two shows in a row. And I was separated from the crew because of hotel accommodation in the limits. And every morning I walked ten, 15 minutes across town to meet the crew for breakfast, and it gave me that walkthrough Venice before any of the tourist rep. Tourists have bankers hours. Yes, that's right, yeah. If you don't have bankers, I was going to have some bonuses. We are continuing our blitz through Eastern Europe to celebrate little cultural differences when I was in Romania. There's something very crude about their communist heritage. They had the most miserable dictator. And he built the most insanely big palace. In some measures, it's the biggest building in Europe. I think I've heard that, yeah, the biggest building in your palace. And at the same time, they were the poorest people in Europe. And to this day they chose long gone communism's long gone, but they're stuck with this giant building and they're trying to figure out how do we fill it with something that can be a poetic ending like can we do something to have a little entrepreneurial and cultural festival within this building that could house a whole city? And I remember the chaos and the frustration of trying to get permission to film there because the whole society is riddled with corruption and ridiculous bureaucracy. And that was part of my Romanian experience. What is part of your Romanian experience? Yeah, mine's a little more romantic. In Transylvania, I was traveling with my dad actually. The first time everyone to remain and he was curious to tag along. And Romania has a very complicated cultural history, but there were a lot of German settlers who lived in in Romania. So there's still these villages all over Transylvania in the middle of Romania, where they have these old village churches, and the churches had to be fortified because they were basically had to double his castles. So from the outside, it looks like a castle. And then you walk inside and not only is it a church inside, but it feels like a time capsule to 16th or 17th century Germany because everything is still in German. A lot of the Germans left Transylvania historically, but they've kind of kept these little time capsules alive. And so my dad and I both speak German and my dad lived in Switzerland and Germany for a while. And so to step here in the middle of the wilds of Romania and you walk up to this castle and you step inside and you're in this little German church. It's a Lutheran Church. Yes, exactly. It's got to be a Lutheran Church. When I first went to Romania, I was 19 years old. And this would have been well back in the 70s. And I was blown away because there was more traditional German culture in Romania. Because of these little genetic enclaves and they had to fight to keep their culture alive and it's just why they probably more lutefisk in Minnesota than they do in Norway these days. No, that's a good point. So they fought to keep their heritage alive. And I went into one of those fortified churches. And at my church, you know, we have to badger people to be on the volunteer lifts to serve coffee after church. And the service that those lutherans did was they had to sign up to live in the fortified wall, and they would defend that Flank, when they were under attack by the Slavs that surrounded them. They were literally fortified churches. You're right about it being an enclave. I remember there was even a hymnal in the pew, and we opened the hymnal and it was in Germany. It's in German. And it's just old German. Yeah, it's like a time capsule. Yeah. We're almost out of time, but we got one last stop, tech republic, and when I go to the Czech Republic, I just remember on my first visits before I knew how strong the beer was. It's the best beer. And when you sit down at a table for lunch, you get served water in the United States. There, you could serve beer. And if you drink half of it, they'll fill it up. And they'll keep bringing you more beer unless you put your coaster on top of the beer, saying enough, I've had it and the beer is so strong. And for a couple of visits, I found myself worthless in the afternoon. I invented a term, it was called Czech knees. There you go. I was traveling uncheck knees, which means after a couple of beers. You know, and for me, in Prague, something like 90% of people who visit the entire country of Czech Republic only go to Prague. And I had a wonderful road trip once where I drove south and in the southern part of Bohemia, which is the western half of Czech Republic. There's all these beautiful small towns that are very historic. They have these gorgeous main squares with really colorful townhouses. There's one called, there's one called trebon. There's one called slavonic. These are places that most American travelers even frankly, a lot of European travelers have never heard of, but each one, it just was fun to explore these places. And each one kind of had their claims to fame and the things they were proud of, but you really felt like you were in small town. Czech Republic with no tourists. I love that challenge. I've gone to a country that's dominated by its big popular city, Amsterdam, you know? In the Netherlands or Edinburgh in Scotland or Prague in Czech Republic and making yourself do a big part of your trip without going into that city or beyond that city. Absolutely. Cameron, that's a pretty good swing through Eastern Europe. I'm sure there's a few countries we missed, but it's a good way to celebrate the diversity that we can find and the challenge that we should all have in our own travels and our own travel planning is to sleuth out these examples where we can celebrate the distinct cultures of Europe and of course you do that quite vividly quite inspirationally in your book the temporary European. Cameron Hewitt thanks so much for joining us. Thanks, Rick after this. I'm ready to get going. That's on the plane. Let's go to Eastern Europe for sure. Thanks, Cameron. Thank you. Hi. Sometimes the rough edges in a developing country just provide us with more to write home about. Here is an Eastern European memory I included in my book for the love of Europe. It's from the time I stayed at a newly opened resort hotel on the scenic bay of kotor in the challenging Balkan country of Montenegro. After leaving mostar, I drove south to yet another new nation that emerged newly independent from the ashes of Yugoslavia. Montenegro. During my travels through this region, I punch drunk passport has been stamped and stamped and stamped again. While the unification of Europe is made most border crossings feel, archaic, here the breakup of Yugoslavia has
"eastern europe" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Central Park at that point in Manhattan. So time wise, things were rather different. He was able to plan, work with cities in New York, Boston, buffalo, Louisville, and elsewhere to get ahead of urban development. He actually worked in particular buffalo as one of the perhaps most noted examples where he's often pointed to as one of America's first urban planners. Again, before that term existed, by the way. Right. He worked with a city elected officials and a business leaders in Buffalo to really plan the future growth of buffalo around this masterful integrated park system that he designed there. That was in fact buffalo is distinct because it's the first integrated park system in America, all connected by parkways. And traffic circles in that model became the model for the rest of the nation after that accomplishment in Buffalo including, by the way, his own son John Charles doing much the same thing in Seattle. You know, it's so interesting that you have a window of time as for a growing city where you can grab that opportunity and establish land as public land. Green spaces, and if you're asleep at the wheel, that gets developed, you can never really get it back. And then you look at it a hundred years later and you go, weren't we fortunate. Weren't we pressing or whatever to see that opportunity and take it because it makes our city much more livable. Absolutely. And here's the thing, olmsted did have that kind of vision. There's a famous quote where he would consider any of his projects coming to anywhere near fruition until a minimum of 40 years into the future and I'm paraphrasing that quote of his, but it doesn't take too much of experiencing his masterful parks or reading his voluminous writings to realize the Rick that he in fact did have vision 100 or 200 years into the future he did have that kind of vision, and he shared that with the powers that be in these great cities, the, again, the elected officials, the civic leaders and philanthropic leaders, and he convinced them to plan that way and to create these magnificent parks, which he knew would serve well into the future when these cities would see huge exponential growth into the future as was the case. You know, that's almost to me, integral to leadership is to be able to rise above the common masses need to get it done now or to have a short vision and to see that something that's going to be enjoyed by future generations. We can do right now and it's a slam dunk good investment. You'll get a kick out of this. I often say that he was the one of the earliest proponents of forest bathing. Which is much in the Vogue now. The modern version of which comes to us from Japan, but I would put it to you that people like Henry David Thoreau, who was an acquaintance of olmsted, and olmsted were early proponents of forest bathing. I was reading his quote. I mean, let me just read the quote. We want to ground to which people may easily go after their day's work is done and where they may stroll for an hour, seeing hearing and feeling nothing of the bustle and jar of the streets, where they shall be close to nature and in effect, find the city put far away from them. That's forced bathing in 1870. Absolutely. And if I can actually even add to that an additional quote which gets into what I would call nature Rx, which is now also a growing movement in America and Canada and elsewhere, I'm going to quote this is the shorter version of a longer quote from olmsted. The enjoyment of natural scenery employs the mind without fatigue, and yet exercises it, tranquilizes it, and yet enlivens it, and thus, through the influence of the mind over the body gives the effect of refreshing rest and the reinvigoration to the whole system. You know, learns it's so interesting because my girlfriend and I are planning our second one weeklong hike in the Alps and we're still marveling at being just in nature for a week exercising, giving our brains something a total break from all of the stress and pressure that comes with our daily work. It's good for our health and we just really value it that nature Rx thing is something that you don't need to get in a plane to enjoy. I was just up in Bellingham here in Washington state where they brag that they've got more green space than otherwise within their city limits. It's something the city really values and it's recognized now as something that's good for public health. And Rick, let's think about what we've come through during these last couple of years if I can add a couple of other elements. We've had this terrible pandemic we're still coming out of the end of it you yourself have had to deal with it so much in your own professional life. And in your industry, we've had social and environmental justice movements coming to the fore at the same time, just prior to and during the pandemic, and public parks and public green space and civic infrastructure where there is some green space where people can gather either in isolates for solace with nature or in groups. These are not amenities. Their essential essential aspects of our civil and civic infrastructure, and it's become ever more so apparent during the last couple of years. It's so important that we recognize that and it does come with that dynamic of people who want to develop stuff and make money right now. That's one great thing about getting together and raising awareness of the value of the futuristic wisdom and the work of Frederick law olmsted. This is travel with Rick Steves were joined by landscape historian and filmmaker Lawrence cotton right now. Lawrence has taken us through some of America's most iconic parks, all designed by the father of American landscape architecture Frederick, law, olmsted. 2022 marks olmsted's 200th birthday. So I want to talk about some specifics on his parks here in a moment Lawrence, but before we do, can you just review the philosophy of the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick law olmsted? What was his philosophy that was the bedrock of the things that he designed? Well, there are several ways to slice that. One would be his aesthetic and design philosophy when it comes to actually designing public spaces and public parks which has to do. And you yourself already hinted at it and your wonderful introduction, he was influenced by the English naturalistic garden design movement profoundly, but also by writers in England and in America and we could mention some of those designers in England such as capability Brown and Humphrey repton and writers like John ruskin and other individuals William gilpin, who vividly price, but here in America, Andrew Jackson downing, as well, who was so instrumental. He was also influenced by the transcendentalists in particular Ralph Waldo Emerson's on nature. And he had a friendship with individuals such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. I daresay they influenced homestead more than he influenced them. All that writing about naturalistic garden design refers to the sublime, the pastoral and the picturesque, as well as the Hudson River school movement of a painting here in America. All of those elements, those aesthetic elements are always combined. In my public programs, I often say, well, it's kind of hard to recreate the sublime in the middle of an urban, dance urban environment. You mentioned you're going off to hike in the Alps. Of course, that is the sublime in Europe. The English Lake country would be the sublime as well. But here in America, the sublime of course is Niagara Falls and back in the 19th century was the catskills and the adirondacks. You can't do that, but you can certainly through some artful movement of earth and plantings of trees. You can certainly recreate a pastoral or a meadow like environment and a picturesque environment, a picturesque is tipped the ramble in Central Park is more often than not pointed to. The birding hotspot of Central Park, densely wooded, open meandering curvilinear paths typically a burbling watercourse nearby either real or semi real, at least. It's great. And the whole idea is there as you go in a transition zone in these masterful parks from the pastoral to the sunlit open expanse meadow to these meandering wooded glens, for sort of inspiration with nature, one on one, if you will, it's a many Walden pond experience. In an urban environment and you have always have these combinations in all
Who Was Mikhail Gorbachev?
"Yesterday, Mikhail Gorbachev passed away. Now for many young people out there, they have no idea who Gorbachev is. In fact, I was talking to some young people recently. I said, oh, you know, tell me about the Soviet Union never heard of the Soviet Union. In high school, never heard of the Soviet Union. They don't learn that stuff in school anymore. Now Gorbachev was a very special leader. Gorbachev by all estimates was ethical and full of integrity. In a country that was basically run by thugs and criminals and was nothing more than a massive cartel enterprise. Now Gorbachev was met with a fair amount of anti Soviet Union protests and he was one of the first people not to crack down on the anti communist anti totalitarian protest with force. Now, Gorbachev is not totally beloved in Eastern Europe. He's not. In fact, Vladimir Putin has said many times that one of the greatest mistakes that Russia ever made was the dissolution of the Soviet Union, brokered by Gorbachev. Gorbachev ended the Cold War. And yes, Gorbachev was outmaneuvered and out strategized by Reagan, but he was always inclined towards peace. Gorbachev was probably too good of a person to run the Soviet Union. And he did bring a lot of he brought a movement of sovereignty of in Estonia and Lithuania and Latvia in the Balkan Peninsula. The Soviet union was a far reaching totalitarian communist blanket over the eastern part of Europe and a lot of that has broken up and Russia is doing their best job to try to recreate that. Albeit very difficult and clumsily and at a very, very high cost.
Biden's Policies Is to Blame for High Oil Prices, Not Putin
"I mean we used to import about 5% of Putin's oil big deal But we became energy independent And so Biden says as long as the war is going on with Russia and Ukraine the price of gas will be high No as long as he has his foot on the throat of the oil industry the price will be high The oil industry is saying that it's Biden's policies the policies of his commie radicals at the EPA At the interior department at the energy department and everywhere else that is preventing them from doing what they need to do expanding Expanding refineries expanding drilling locations And so the Putin the butanoic then say effectively Ukraine's fault So Biden's blaming Putin and the pute noids are blaming the Ukrainians Why are we helping them Why are we giving them money Why are we supporting Because they're under attack They're an ally They're being destroyed Morons and on top of that Putin has said he has said in writing last year Intends to go through Ukraine and then what Eastern Europe The rest of Eastern Europe Good chunk of it anyway Duh
Sebastian Is Joined In-Studio by the Love of His Life Katie Gorka
"This is a very special interview. Why? Because I get to share with you my love of my life and to talk about the incredible work she's been doing, not only in the administration as a presidential point to the problem of Homeland Security, then the press secretary for customs and border protection where you worked with Mark Morgan, who's a huge supporter of the show. And then now, as senior fellow at the heritage foundation for civil society, but let's begin at the beginning. I've known you for quite some time. Yes, you have. And we met in Eastern Europe in Romania. I was working for the Hungarian government defense ministry after the fall of communism. You were working for a New York think tank helping in the democratization process in Central Europe. Share a little bit about your journey because when I met you, allegedly, there were only two charities you gave to. And 8 charity and a gun control chat. And gay men's health crisis. Gay men's health crisis and gun control ink. And I think your life has changed somewhat in the last 26 years. Yes, it has. Why? Talk to us your journey and how you look at this nation we live in now. Well, I think the important thing is that so many young people who got a terrible education overall, I did not understand this country at all. I did not love this country. I would not say I was a patriot. I remember growing up in a part of Long Island. I remember maybe when I was about 6, a 4th of July parade with the streamers woven through my bike spokes and the good humor ice cream and that's kind of the last act of patriotism. I remember, because you go to school, I mean granted, this was a while ago, but let's say this would have been, you know, I was growing up in the 70s. It was not a great time to be an American.
Ukrainian Troops Locked in Combat Along the East, Waiting for Weapons
"Washington compost Kyiv Ukraine Ukraine forces locked in a grinding battle for control of the country's east struggled to hold off Russian troops and buy themselves some time Yesterday while they await the arrival of the advanced rockets and anti aircraft weapons promised by the west Now I want to thank the Brits who have been really at the front of this I want to thank many of the once captured nations in Eastern Europe our closest allies in Europe actually like the polls and so forth I want to thank the tiny little Balkan states Finland I want to thank even these formerly neutral states They see what's taking place And now finally we've said hey you know what And the problem is you get these medium range rockets now with the pinpoint precision And the good artillery It takes weeks to get them in the field and get them where they need to be and train these guys to do this Weeks So when they wait this is what happens
#37 Holy Week, part 2 - burst 2
"So Jesus continues. In the fair cycle tradition of being picky about the law, they were also picky about their ties to the temple. These religious leaders were careful to tie even the smallest of their herb garden harvests, but they ignored the board important parts of the law, justice, mercy, faith, all of these are important, but you strain your water so you don't drink a gnat, but you swallow a camel. Now that's the saying, maybe you've heard before. Let me see if I can explain it to you. Part of its literal, and part of it is figurative. Both Nats and camels are forbidden food to the Jewish people. And yes, the religious leaders would strain their water to keep from accidentally swallowing an at, Jesus says yes, you would do this, but it being so picky or ignoring the more important things thus you swallow a camel. Jesus
Have We Overestimated Russia's Capabilities? Lee Smith Explains
"You a question here. And there's been a lot of chatter about this. Do you think that the Russian military very well might have been overrated, overestimated just from a pure analysis? Have you as an international affairs expert been underwhelmed by their ability to take land or have you actually been impressed? What's your analysis of that? Because there's a lot of intrigue amongst the American people of did we just get a window into how Russia really isn't as strong as they say they are or are they holding back? What's your insight into that? Well, look, I mean, the nature, the nature of the conflict has changed. No, I don't think, again, talking about the way that this is described through Washington, right? You look at the papers, you look at The New York Times this morning, and they're talking again about Vladimir being crazy. Vladimir Putin being isolated, right? Vladimir Putin is not isolated. Vladimir Vladimir Putin right now is supported by the People's Republic of China, right? This is the new block rising in east we're seeing rising in Eastern Europe with China, Russia, as well as Iran. Here's something else about this new block rising. And what I talk about information being choked off by our own national security establishment, right? Joe Biden, the Biden administration is imposing sanctions on Vladimir Putin, Ukraine related sanctions. At the same time, Vladimir Putin's foreign diplomats are negotiating with the Iranians on behalf of the Joe Biden White House to legalize Iran's nuclear weapons program. What that will do is it will flood Vladimir Putin's war chest with at least $10 billion more than enough to offset the sanctions that Biden has imposed on Putin and his regime, right?
Viktor Orbán: Hungary's Authoritarian PM Secures Another Term
"I'd like to say a few words about the election result in Hungary. The party of Viktor Orban, one decisively, and one after a massive campaign. That was conducted against him, a campaign in part financed by, well, George Soros. Let's remember George Soros is Hungarian. And a source has spent money all over the world to promote leftist causes. He has David says essentially bought off big chunks of South America. And he has been very active in Eastern Europe. He's been very active in Asia, manipulating currency, of course, as he's been one of the primary funders of leftist groups in the United States, including some of them with a, with a dubious and a violent history. And this is Soros. He's essentially a thuggish operator who has thuggish operations all over the world. And I think he was desperate in his own country of his birth to defeat Victor Orban. Now why? What is so bad about this guy Orban? Well, what's really distinctive about Orban in Europe is that he stands as an unabashed defender, not only of nationalistic sentiment, which is to say hungry first he's a Hungary first guy. If we're America first, we should understand why people are going to be India for a store hungry first, and that's what he is. But the other thing is he is an unapologetic defender of traditional values. And much of Europe today has become kind of embarrassed to stand up for traditional western values and specifically Christian values, but there are some notable exceptions to that rule Poland is one of them hungry is another. So Victor Orban is kind of a symbol of someone who doesn't play the globalist game.
"eastern europe" Discussed on Real Estate Coaching Radio
"With new construction as high as 500,000 based on the same payment if the builder has buy downs and incentives in place, especially now, so let's say that you're going interest rate is 3.8. The builder does their incentives and qualify somebody at 2.0. Yes, it may be adjustable in 5 years, but most people don't care. But even without incentives, joy, because really builders aren't that incentivized to offer incentives right now because this stuff is selling themselves. So you're not going to find a lot of builder incentives out there in this market. Not in we have coaching clients. Julia's referring to our clients in Arizona and other markets where there are builders inside of some place. But the reality of it is, is that with interest rates still so damn low. And we think this war that's happening in Eastern Europe is going to be the excuse for interest rates not to go up anymore, mark our word on that one. But you're going to see most owners most perspective buyers are going to prefer to buy new construction, even if it is a hundred or a 150,000 more or even 200,000 example in July's example. Because of the fact the house is new. If you have to replace furnaces windows air conditioners and things for some reason, I don't know why. Don't last nearly as long as they used to. You know, you used to be able to buy a house in the furnace with the last 20 years. You used to be able to buy a house in the roof of the last 20 years. Nothing lasts 20 years anymore. Appliances are wearing out less than 12 years. Roofs furnaces, all those types of things. And owners will know that, or they'll know that after they have the house inspected. So most people are going to be more than willing to pay up for new construction homes. And because the interest rates are so low, the expense to them of spending more money on a house that's a couple hundred grand more. It's basically nothing. It's not nearly what the disparity is with a higher interest rate. And most buyers, I'd say probably 8 out of ten buyers if they're looking at resale versus new construction. They're almost always going to go after the new construction. For sure. They walk in. It's beautiful. It's decorated. It's clean. It's new. They get to choose their carpet color. So what Julia was saying with point number 5 is if you're resale homes competing with new construction, even if the new construction is a seemingly next price drawing up, your resale home better be really, really nice..
"eastern europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And fuel cell systems and sells them to the likes of Walmart Amazon Home Depot and a lot more companies It also sources many key input materials from Eastern Europe a region as you know currently in the throes of war My Bloomberg quick take colleague kitty gravel and I spoke with president and CEO Andy marsh after the company posted a wider than expected fourth quarter loss yet reaffirmed its 2022 revenue forecast When you look at the hydrogen market is scheduled to be $10 trillion market if you look at analysts like gold at Goldman Sachs and with that kind of market you're going to have rapid growth and plug is expected to double its revenue a lot will come from the generation of hydrogen or electrolyzer business which we expect to grow by more than 70 80% over the coming years as well as other opportunities to grow the business in new markets like on road vehicles without JV with Renault And Andy if you look at the balance of risks of the year ahead I feel like we have to talk about the situation in Russia and Ukraine because Russia I mean it's one of the world's biggest suppliers of platinum and Iridium and your fuel cells in your electrolyzers obviously use both of those materials are those supplies at risk right now Do you get platinum and Iridium from Russia or Ukraine Really good question And we have established supply chains with some of our partners We have a close partnership with Johnson matthey which have access to titanium Iridium all over the world This past weekend we opened a joint venture facility broke ground at joint venture facility with Fortis Q one of the largest mining companies in Australia Spent a lot of time actually today making sure those supply chains were sound We do not believe that will impact our delivery this year So do you get do you get platinum and Iridium from Russia or Ukraine They're global markets So we're not specifically buying it from Ukraine or Russia but as you know all these commodities are global How do you control for that Well I think what's important is we have relationships with some of the largest largest suppliers of raw raw materials People like Ford is skew in Australia which is one of the largest mining companies in Australia So do you anticipate any hiccups given that it's a global market and given that Russia is one of the world's biggest suppliers Do you anticipate any trouble actually acquiring those commodities platinum and Iridium I believe that we you know I think what we're able to do during the pandemic being able to double our revenue during the pandemic over the past two years I think when you look at what's going on in Ukraine the harbor events there it also really helps the business like plug power because plug will be able to the energy transition will happen faster We provide green hydrogen We provide fuel cells I've been spending a lot of time with natural gas producers producers and natural grid gas pipeline companies in Europe about how they can transition to hydrogen and fuel cells more rapidly Well Andy that's something I've been thinking about this week I mean it's well known by now that Russia it's such a key supplier for energy for natural gas for oil to Europe and that's really emerged as sort of a crisis when it comes to European energy security So you see this situation that's unfolding is helping to accelerate some of the adoption when it comes to things like green hydrogen When I look at it we have been promoting green hydrogen to help reduce the carbon footprint so that folks to meet the 1.5° goal Now it's pretty clear the work we're doing in green hydrogen is in national security issue for both the United States and Europe and plug power is probably as large as fuel cell and hydrogen company in the world is in a better position than anyone else to take advantage of this turbo This opportunity in this terrible situation So can you talk a little bit about how you're moving beyond your core market right now You do according to the Bloomberg terminal get a large portion of your revenue from just a couple of different companies those companies include Walmart Amazon Home Depot Procter gamble and more I talked about the transformation that you're doing at plug power to try to diversify those sources of revenue Sure great question I'm going to give you two examples One is with Ford excuse medals in Australia We have an opportunity over the next 18 months to deliver $200 million worth of revenue to that worth of products to Ford askew for generation of green pneumonia in Australia In Egypt we're actually working with them to build electrolyze your plant A hundred megawatt electric cars which will generate hundreds of millions of dollars So this market opportunities are with global players around the world And obviously.
"eastern europe" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Like a piece of Eastern Europe was just dropped in Father volodymyr celiac in long white vestments swings the sensor of incense as he walks down the church aisle The sanctuary is ornate with sky blue walls Sunday service is almost entirely in Ukrainian Is 25 and she sings in the choir My mom my dad and my sister we all love this church and we love the sense of community that it gives to the people who live in this area Her mom is in the Ukrainian diplomatic corps about four months ago both her parents who were living here in the D.C. area went back to Ukraine Marina stayed Her parents don't have plans to leave Kyiv They are very much preparing themselves mentally for whatever is going to happen but there's a lot of very patriotic sentiments within the country 64 year old John kosov was at services yesterday too His parents immigrated to Chicago from Ukraine in the 1950s Three and a half years ago he met a Ukrainian woman online She lives in the western part of the country Last summer they got married Her Visa to come to the U.S. as processing and Kazakh is trying to get the process expedited So far no lock So he's making regular trips to Ukraine to see her In fact he's planning to go this Thursday I guess I've never run from a fight You know and it's my family there When I married her I made a commitment and there were no contingencies within that commitment I love my family here My family here is safe My family there is not safe His adult children are asking him not to go this week But because of his steadfast I do believe that everything is in the lord's hands and everyone has a time And if that's my time then that's my time 26 year old Christina protesta drives almost an hour across state lines to be here She hasn't seen her parents in Ukraine in more than two years but she talks to them on the phone every day I'm just trying to pray to be honest This is the only thing that can calm me down and I can find a piece You know like in my habit everything will be all right.
"eastern europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"News update the first wave of new U.S. troops being deployed to Eastern Europe has arrived in Poland and Germany Matt Bradley has the latest Class is in session American soldiers training Ukrainian troops in case they have to fight the 130,000 Russian troops thought to be marshaling on Ukraine's vote more Americans are on the way part of a 3000 strong troop deployment to Eastern Europe President Biden ordered the move in response to the threat of a Russian incursion into Ukraine There are a rival comes amid reports Russia now has enough troops tanks and military hardware poised along Ukraine's borders to launch a full scale invasion Moscow has repeatedly said it has no such plans and blames the west for stoking international tensions And the coronavirus has now claimed more than 900,000 American lives According to Johns Hopkins University over 902,000 people in the U.S. have died with the virus since the pandemic began I'm Jim Forbes You're listening to balance of power with David Weston on Bloomberg radio When he took over the SEC Gary gensler promised a range of new regulations to clarify the rules of the road for Wall Street I talked exclusively to the SEC chair about when we will see them We do have a broad agenda and crypto is part of that agenda But it's an agenda really to make the capital work It's markets work better for the investing public and for the companies or the other side It drive more efficiency in these markets And for crypto the agency is really just looking at for investors And many of these tokens not trying to prejudge anyone but many of these tokens have the attributes of securities They're raising money from the public and the public is anticipating profits based upon the efforts of others And so we've brought a number of actions We're trying to work with the various crypto platforms the exchanges the lending platforms to come in get registered find where we can to adjust our rule set to get the investor protection for the public As you say you've encouraged the exchanges to come in and get registered At the same time a lot of them have not as far as I can tell Well no and it's because look if you're a platform and you have 75 or a hundred or sometimes 5000 tokens on that platform probabilities are that a number of them and maybe many of them are what's called a security And it's Congress painted with a broad brush and it comes down to this Are you raising money from the public and the public's anticipating profits based on the efforts of others And my predecessor chair Clayton the agency that I'm honored to share at this point in time is going to try to pursue investor protection and if that means bringing greater enforcement actions we'll do that but it would be better to have these platforms come in work with us and come under the securities laws Do you think you've done everything you can under the statutes as they exist now Do you need legislation in order to really go after and really get registration from those exchanges I think that the laws are pretty clear as laid out in the 1930s And we have an ability to work with these exchanges using various authorities to basically tailor some of these because these crypto exchanges and lending platforms have operated differently than the traditional New York Stock Exchange But would it be helpful to work with Congress on some things I've said this in the past around some details around transfer agents and others Yes but unless Congress says otherwise we have to ensure there's investor protection in this space And we're going to work with the commodity futures trading commission where there's some that are commodity tokens because while many of these are securities some may be under their remit and we work together as two federal agencies Let me turn Gary if I could to a second item on the agenda and no particular order here And that is payment for order flow Something that you've come out against You said you were considering actually banning it all together Where does that regulation stand at this point Do you still think that's possible to ban all together.
"eastern europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Troops being deployed to Eastern Europe has arrived in Poland and Germany Their arrival comes amid reports Russia now has enough troops takes and military hardware poised along Ukraine's borders to launch a full scale invasion Moscow has repeatedly said it has no such plans and blames the west for stoking international tensions The coronavirus death toll in the U.S. stands at about 900,000 That's according to Johns Hopkins University The number of cases stands at about 76 million However there is some good news on the vaccine front the CDC says 212 million Americans are fully vaccinated meantime 89 million have gotten their booster dose Three people have reportedly been shot at an apartment complex north of Milwaukee Fox 6 Milwaukee is reporting the county medical examiner has been called to the scene Brown deer police are not giving all the details of the shooting but do report being fired upon when they arrived The suspected gun man had barricaded himself inside an apartment in the complex That's the latest I'm Julie Ryan And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg news room Morell is said to be very low at this point among New York City police We get more about that from Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini Joe Petro is the director of papa or police organization providing peer assistance and he says job pressures have multiplied for the NYPD New York one reports papa's staff of volunteers all of whom are current tour retired NYPD officers fields confidential calls for help from cops and petrola says those calls have become more critical recently And the ranks are following according to the NYPD retirements have spiked and police benevolent association president pat lynch says morale is at an all time low Denise Pellegrini Bloomberg radio A new memo issued yesterday by Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg staked out clearer positions on guns in the city Bragg says most gun cases in the city will be prosecuted as felonies including instances where a gun or other weapon such as a knife is used to rob a business It's a walk back on policy cited in Bragg's day one memo He's been accused of being soft on crime According to a securities filing American Dream the struggling $5 billion super mall in New Jersey's Meadowlands saw sales decline in the crucial fourth quarter of last year compared with the third The story from Bloomberg's Charlie pellet The new mall which has suffered during the pandemic reported fourth quarter sales of $82.4 million down 7 tenths of 1% from the three months ending September 30th according to that filing Now for the year American Dream had sales of about $305 million or 15% of the $2 billion that a 2017 forecast projected it would bring in during its first year of operations.
"eastern europe" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"Therapy, cured of cancer. It's Thursday February 3. I'm Anthony Davis. President Joe Biden will send nearly 3000 extra troops to Poland and Romania to shield Eastern Europe from a potential spillover from the crisis over the massing of Russian troops near Ukraine. Russia has denied plans to invade Ukraine, but signaled it was in no mood for compromise on Wednesday by mocking Britain, calling prime minister Boris Johnson utterly confused and accusing British politicians of stupidity and ignorance after one politician confused the Baltic Sea with the Black Sea. Moscow has deployed more than a 100,000 troops near Ukraine's borders and said it could take unspecified military measures if its demands are not met, including a promise by NATO never to admit Kyiv. A striker squadron of about a thousand U.S. service members based in Wilson, Germany will be sent to Romania The Pentagon said, while around 1700 service members, mainly from the 82nd airborne division, were deployed from fort Bragg, North Carolina to Poland. 300 other service members will move from fort Bragg to Germany. Biden said the deployment was consistent with what he had told Russian president Vladimir Putin, as long as he is acting aggressively, we're going to make sure we can reassure our NATO allies and Eastern Europe that we're there, he said. The objective Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said, was to send a strong signal to Putin and frankly to the world that NATO matters to the United States, and it matters to our allies. Soldiers in the U.S. Military who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine will be immediately discharged the army said on Wednesday, saying the move was critical to maintain combat readiness. The army's order applies to regular army soldiers, active duty army reservists and cadets, unless they have approved or pending exemptions, it said in a statement. The discharge order is the latest from a U.S. Military branch removing unvaccinated service members amid the pandemic after The Pentagon made the vaccine mandatory for all service members in August last year. The vast majority of all active service troops have received at least one dose, roughly 79 uniform military personnel across the different services have died from the novel coronavirus. Army readiness depends on soldiers who are prepared to train deploy fight and win our nation's wars, army secretary Christine warmoth said. Unvaccinated soldiers present a risk to the force and jeopardize readiness. Other branches of the U.S. Military, including the air force have already begun to remove those who've chosen not to receive a COVID vaccine, which will first authorized for emergency use in December 2020 and have now been administered to billions of people around the world without significant side effects. Two cancer patients are the first to be treated with a revolutionary therapy that engineers immune cells to target specific types of cancer that still possess cancer killing cells a decade later with no sign of their illness returning. The findings suggests car T cell therapy constitutes a cure for certain blood cancers, although adapting it to treat solid tumors is proving more challenging. Antigen receptor T cell therapy works by genetically engineering and individuals T cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells. T cells are a type of white blood cell that can recognize and destroy foreign cells, including cancer cells, but because cancer is very good at evading immune detection, they often miss their Mark. Car T cells are engineered to make them better at detecting cancer cells. In trials, CAR-T therapy has been extraordinarily successful, putting patients into remission who had just months to live, but the long term effects had not been extensively studied. Now, professor Carl June at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and colleagues report in nature, how cells from the first two patients to be treated are faring ten years on, both patients were suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia when they had CAR-T therapy in 2010, and achieved complete remission within months of treatment, meaning all signs and symptoms of their leukemia disappeared. One of the patients dug Olsen said he had taken up running half marathons after his treatment. When the researchers examined the patient's blood, they could still identify car T cells that were capable of proliferating and killing cancer cells, as well as others that helped to shape immune responses. Second generation T cells, engineered to recognize the tumor and resist the microenvironment are being tested in clinical trials, including one in leukemia patients at university college London. During a speech yesterday, relaunching the cancer moonshot program, president Joe Biden pledge that ending cancer is a White House priority, promising to bring a sense of urgency to the fight against cancer. Biden gave an emphatic speech about the impact of.
"eastern europe" Discussed on WTOP
"Teens and 20s I'm starting to inform me they're all just Michelle Grossman 37 in Arlington 32 in lanham in 42 in Chevy Chase as we get to near 50 today It's 1141 CBS News special report American troops are on the move in Eastern Europe The current situation demands that we reinforce the deterrent and defensive posture on NATO's eastern Flank Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says 2000 U.S. based troops will go to Poland in Germany and a thousand in Germany now will be sent to Romania 8500 in the U.S. will be on a higher alert President Biden has been clear that the United States will respond to the growing threat to Europe's security and stability It all comes amid fears Russia could invade Ukraine and Moscow's insistence that that country never become part of NATO Military analyst Jeff McCollum The 3000 troops being deployed to Eastern Europe will include 2000 paratroopers from the 82nd airborne division It will likely be augmented by additional attack helos air defense artillery and intelligence President Biden has said Americans will not fight in Ukraine but U.S. weapons have been sent into the region to help CBS News special report I'm Steve Ken Let's go a little deeper on this with W TOP national security correspondent JJ green JJ what other specifics have you learned about the troops being sent to Europe A thousand troops that are going from Germany to Romania are from a striker brigade and it's their job to be ready for pretty intense activity on the ground if there is such a thing in a place like Romania they're very concerned in Romania about the possibility of some activity or spillover if something takes place in Ukraine there and in terms of the 2000 that are going to Europe from the U.S. from the 82nd airborne in 18th airborne no combats intended for any of them They're just there to do essentially some make sure that the folks in these countries are feeling protected feeling secure and have their allies with them But admiral Kirby John Kirby the spokesman for The Pentagon said that their postures will be adjusted as needed and that is a very big and open situation right now Are we hearing any response from Russia to these moves today Russia is moving troops of its own And this is interestingly enough came shortly before this announcement they're moving more troops in the Belarus region And this is also a part of what we've been reporting about today and that is that they brought troops from 11 time zones away to move them into Belarus so they didn't just go through all that expense just to bring them there for exercises that they could have taken or undertaken where they were There is a very real belief that something is going to happen in the region Belarus may be a place Romania and Poland need to be secure and sure that they're essentially not picked on as well and that's why these troops have been moved from the U.S. either from Germany to Romania or from the U.S. to Poland as well All right our national security correspondent JJ green It's 1144 70% of the fortune 100.
"eastern europe" Discussed on WTOP
"For the first time in a while He addressed the crisis in Ukraine at a news conference he complained that the U.S. and its allies have ignored Russia's top security demands The three key Russian demands are guaranteed that NATO won't let Ukraine join the alliance that it won't deploy weapons near the Russian border and that it will roll back its existing forces from Eastern Europe Nonetheless Putin did say he is open to more talks with the west on the crisis The beauty of national security correspondent JJ green joined our Sean and GG earlier to analyze what Putin said He is not a film similar to that I was Putin speaking after a meeting with Viktor Orban Hungary's president and Putin said in those remarks you just heard that the west is ignoring his chief security demand and that demand is that Ukraine be excluded from NATO And he's adopted the stance that the west is doing some type of injustice to Russia so he's parading his friends in there trying to get them essentially on a stage a global stage where he can say with them in attendance We're being beaten up on and by restating this refrain it looks as though over and over again he's trying to find a different outcome but there doesn't appear to be one that's available to him now except pulling his troops out But what he was trying to do it looks as though what he was trying to do was to make a case for war You've been talking to Russians Ukrainians and Americans today about this What's the consensus on where all this is going Well a couple of sources have told me that Putin is really scrambling here He's looking desperately for a way out but surprisingly one source told me the U.S. is not letting him out They say he's looking for a way to save face but the U.S. and the allies are not giving him that life raft that he needs and a part of it has to do with his behavior and Russia's behavior in the past meddling in elections assassinations abroad cyberattacks all of the bad behavior that Russia's engaged in and one particular source of Russian who is very familiar with Vladimir Putin and what he does says that Putin is bitten off more than he can chew and he's struggling to find a way out of it now Of course everyone is on edge if there is a war How would it impact Europe as a whole Well all eyes are going to be on Ukraine and a lot of international troops It seems will be there as well Hungary is pledging its support to Russia Belarus as well Alexander Lukashenko said that they will send troops there other Russian allies in the region may do the same We know that thousands of NATO troops are already on the move there So there's going to be if there is a war there It's going to be an ugly scene The thing that's most important I'm told right now is to take a look at what Vladimir Putin says and does in the next few days because during the course of the Olympics he's going to have some time to figure out whether he wants to move forward with this and he may soften his tone they say National security correspondent JJ green in conversation with Sean and Gigi A D.C. council member is demanding changes in oversight of the Duke Ellington school of the arts just days after our news partners at NBC four raced questions about how the school the school district and police handled sex abuse claims against the same teacher years apart war two council member Brooke Pinto whose district is home to the school sent a letter to the office of the state superintendent of education and the Chancellor of D.C. public schools calling the handling of this ex.
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"20 where facts matter NBC News radio I'm Jim Forbes Thousands of flights are canceled as much as the northeast braces for a powerful winter storm Flight aware said so far over 4100 flights are canceled in the U.S. on Saturday Blizzard warnings have been issued from Maine to Washington D.C. The northeaster is also impacting mass transit in the New York City area on Saturday Jennifer paulsoni has more The Long Island railroad is suspending service Saturday morning metro north will operate hourly service on all its lines New Jersey transit temporarily suspending all bus river line and access link services to start with the hopes of getting it running later in the day the MTA runs regular subway service in up to 7 inches of snow but often reduces it when it gets between 8 to 12 inches and Amtrak will be canceling much of its service along the northeast corridor on Saturday President Joe Biden is planning to deploy some U.S. troops to Eastern Europe Biden made that announcement Friday while speaking to reporters at joint base Andrews noting it will happen quote in the near term This comes as Russian forces have surrounded Ukraine's border for a possible invasion A California man has been indicted on charges for allegedly trying to kill President Biden Brian schuch has the latest The man faces a 5 county indictment for his plot to travel to Washington D.C. to allegedly try and kill Biden vice president Kamala Harris and doctor Anthony Fauci He had an AR-15 body armor ammunition and magazines when he was stopped in Iowa for speeding last December His lawyers have claimed he plans to use an insanity defense I'm Brian schuck And the vast majority of COVID-19 cases across the nation are classic auton That's what doctor Anthony Fauci said noting the new amaron variant or BA two doesn't appear to be any more severe He added he's cautiously optimistic the overall COVID trend is starting to come down I'm Jim Forbes This is Chicago's progressive talk a 20 a.m. willow springs an online at 8 20 dot com where facts matter You've asked for her Now we got her comedian and Tasha host patty basketball Live Every weeknight from 5 to 6 p.m. And as you would imagine that would mean that folks want to call in and join the conversation Driving it all with patty masks We want to be out we want to gather and have a good time A 20 The Santino Jackson show Too few people have garnered too many of the resources Too many of us have too little My pastor reverend clay Evans said I've never seen God make a mouth he could not feed And yet you have all these unfed miles out here It's.
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"Be next. Coming up next on squawk pod a year after the GameStop short squeeze, what's changed and what hasn't. With Spencer Jacob, journalist, and author of the revolution that wasn't. It's a little bit like one of those doomsday cults, put your meager savings into these stocks. Don't sell whatever you do, no matter what happens, don't believe the lies. Don't believe what you read in The Wall Street Journal. And then the squeeze doesn't happen, just like the end of the world doesn't happen. Welcome back to squawk pod. One year ago, this week, the GameStop short squeeze, shook Wall Street. It officially merged social media and the markets, the Reddit rebellion, you know, the story by now, the little guys, the retail investors, the traders who found community on Reddit instead of Wall Street proper, stuck it to the biggest players in the markets by rallying around shares of GameStop. Together, millions of everyday investors triggered a short squeeze, driving the brick and mortar retailers stock up over 400% in just a week, but more than that, they claimed a space in the market narrative, not long after the GameStop move, those same traders, the redditors, started to buy up shares of ANC, another meme stock this time shares of the movie chain surged over 2000%. In this market momentum, redditors weren't simply extras. They remain characters. Alongside hedge funds and big market movers and everything they needed to claim their spot on the stage from AMC CEO Adam Aaron to the trading platform Robinhood, will they all got a bit of the limelight as well. So who exactly were the redditors sticking it to? Well, one of the big fish on Wall Street, the so called LeBron James of short selling is Jim chanos. He's the founder of kinase associates nicknamed Wall Street's catastrophe capitalist, and he spoke about the Reddit rebellion just yesterday on CNBC. I do think that a lot of the advent of retail trading in vehicles like Robin Hood, whatever that made it very easy to buy stocks or buy options, we're going to see the flip side of that coin going forward. I think a lot of people have lost a lot of money. And that's before we even get into crypto. And I think that is going to be and it is very reminiscent of what I saw in 99 and 2000 with the advent of day trading and the first time we saw online brokerage. And those investors by and large never came back. Here's Andrew with more on this meme stock anniversary. Joining us right now to talk more about the meme stock mania on the adversary of the GameStop mania is Spencer Jacob is the editor at The Wall Street Journal's heard on the street column and author of the book, the revolution that wasn't. GameStop Reddit and the fleecing of small investors. And that's where I want to start Spencer because that second part of the headline there, the title of the book, the fleecing of small investors is not the story that we were told a year ago. No, and the first part of the title is the revolution that was. You know, a year ago, you had a group that thought it was getting a twofer, right? They thought that they were making a lot of money and giving Wall Street a huge black eye that they had turned the tables and things would never be the same. And everyone's headline said the same thing. I was amazed and everybody else was amazed. And it's a great, great story. I tell parts of it that haven't been told before. And I tell it in terms of going back before the story and showing how it all came together. It's a fantastic case study as Jim chain knows just said in behavioral finance, but it wasn't a revolution. And to some extent, investors always have been fleeced by Wall Street because Wall Street always winds up, getting rich when you usually don't. They keep way too much of your money. And this generation, you can see that. Explain this to me though. I see a lot of retail investors who have lost a lot of money being quote toddlers or holders, not necessarily crypto that that too. But when it comes to AMC or GameStop or some of these stocks, and yet you go on and spend any time on Reddit or any of these places and there is still a community that is not just holding but telling others to buy. It's weird, so this has continued to be a story. Much to my surprise, it's a little bit like one of those those doomsday cults. And I don't want to insult the intelligence of the people on these boards. But they're saying that there's going to be the mother of all short squeezes that there are phantom shorts and stuff like that. And that you're going to see and just hold on and put your meager savings into these stocks. Don't sell whatever you do. No matter what happens, don't believe the lies don't believe what you read in The Wall Street Journal or hear from us on CNBC and just keep on holding. And then the squeeze doesn't happen, just like the end of the world doesn't happen to one of these cults, but people still pretty much believe. And it's kind of sad because as Jim alluded to, I think that this generation is just going to be turned off of investing. And that's going to be much more costly to them than any money they lost plowing into the meme stocks in the first place. If they don't invest their young people, they don't invest over the next 40 years. That's that's bad for them. Do you believe this has had a meaningful shift in terms of how hedge funds manage their book in terms of short short selling at all? Meaning has this has this made some step back and say, maybe I don't want to get in here because there could be a social media enabled mob, if you will, that's going to move against me. And do you think it's changed the way CEOs think about communicating with their shareholders? Okay, let me give you a three part quick answer to that. One, yes, absolutely. The hedge funds are armed to the teeth now against social media uprising. So they pay companies or they have people themselves who go through these boards. They have computers that can read these boards quicker than a person can read them and they're armed against this happening in the future. The second thing is that I think that this is given short sellers just generally pause. And that's bad for retail investors if I can just put that out there. You know, short sellers are seen as this evil group, but they're the ones that find the enron's and the valiants and they're the ones that make sure that prices are more approximately correct. So when short sellers really take it on the chin, it makes it a more dangerous environment for less informed retail investors to come in and buy a stock. And third, you mentioned CEOs, Adam Erin comes to mind because he's really embraced the ape movement. And I see those people, unfortunately, it's really cynical because they have sold hundreds of millions or in the case of AMC over a $1 billion of stock, the executives of AMC have cashed out of over $90 million of their own shares at the same time. So here, buy my shares. No, I'm just selling these for tax planning purposes. Don't mind that. And they've kind of wrote them in. And that's really the whole story of my book is that rich people got richer and ordinary people thought that they were going to get rich. Of course, some did. People are going to say, hey, I made a lot of money on GameStop. Don't say that. But as a group, they didn't. And so it wasn't a positive financial experience for the bulk of these people, which is why it's the revolution that wasn't. Spencer, the book, as you just mentioned, is called the revolution that wasn't. It's a great read, and we appreciate you being here this morning. Thanks. Thanks. And that squawk pod for today. Thanks for listening. Squawk box is hosted by Joe kernan, Becky quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Tune in weekday mornings on CNBC at 6 eastern to get the smartest conversation analysis and best interviews with our guests. Matt Damon Matt Damon, okay? Matt Damon. Right into your ears, follow squawk pod, wherever you download podcasts. We'll meet you back here tomorrow. We are clear thanks guys..
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"Down as much as 4.9% NASDAQ ended the day with a gain of 6 tenths of 1% up by 86 points So again massive reversal it was a stock sell off that at one point rivaled any of the last two years all of that wiped out Ten year yield 1.77% down three 30 seconds spot gold at 1843 the ounce West Texas intermediate crew down 2.1% 83 31 a barrel on WTI so again recapping equities advanced 12 point gain when it was all said and done up three tenths I'm Charlie pallet that show Matthew wild days of Bloomberg business flash Amazing stuff Charlie palette but who will be the first to write the dead cat bounce column tomorrow That's what I'm looking for when I wake up Now we turn to the situation involving Russia and Ukraine with tensions Seeming to grow more intense over the weekend On balance of power earlier today I heard people's opinions changing from Friday to today And President Biden held a video call last hour with our European allies As the U.S. moves to evacuate the family members of diplomats in Ukraine we told you that was coming And as the U.S. prepares to possibly send up to 5000 or more troops to Eastern Europe and the Baltics it sounds like more if needed here's Pentagon press secretary John Kirby Secretary Austin has placed a range of units in the United States on a heightened preparedness to deploy which increases our readiness to provide forces if NATO should activate the NRF or if other situations develop All told the number of forces that the secretary has placed on heightened alert comes up to about 8500 personnel So we're talking more than 8000 possible And the comments also followed a meeting between the Secretary of State Anthony blinken and European foreign ministers this morning A lot of talk and going on here people need to stay in touch as he tries to keep everyone on the same page On the other side of the ocean not always on the same page in Europe when it comes to this and well that's where we begin with David to fury former Obama campaign foreign policy adviser it's great to have you back David the president spent the weekend with his national security team at Camp David Then the fire hose of headlines as I described it followed Are we entering a new phase in this standoff Well I think we're entering a phase where President Biden and his team recognize that they need to do more to deter Putin as the president mentioned last week He does seem to think that Putin is going to mount an increased invasion or present in Ukraine So they've announced the readiness of these troops to go into Eastern Europe But notably they're not going to be going to Ukraine yet just to other countries in Eastern Europe that we also want to defend But a lot of people also probably yeah the team is looking for other ways to deter Putin Sanctions may not be enough I think who knows sanctions are coming if he does this So also the team is trying to get more support from our European allies I can't seem to find anybody who thinks though that there is going to be an invasion that Vladimir Putin does want to go to war or test our resolve in this case do you believe that I don't think anyone knows what Putin is going to do And anyone who seems to think he's ready to go for it Biden thinks he's ready to go for it There's certainly some senators who are receiving intelligence reports who also think he is going to go for it And he very well may I mean he's testing what the response will be And he wants some concessions from the U.S. Obviously we're going backward for what he wants to accomplish that we could troops into other Eastern European countries because this whole goal is to get us to back away and have less of the military presence in Eastern Europe So are we doing the right thing by moving in I mean we're kind of calling his bluff here a little bit My personal view is that we should be doing more to deter him from doing this Ukraine is a sovereign country and the Russia has no right to be engaged in what is already been engaged in which is interference in Ukraine's government A presence in eastern Ukraine engaging in supporting separatists in Eastern Europe Ukraine and stirring up fighting inside Ukraine And that's all done in order to stymie the democracy in Ukraine and that's really what Putin wants I mean this is about democracy Putin does not want democracies on his border He feels those are a threat So if the U.S. still stands for supporting democracies around the world supporting the spread of democracy then we have to do more As we spend some time with David to fury trying to figure out the way forward here what do you make of the evacuation order This is something that Bloomberg first reported late last week It did come true Some have thought it was posturing though others thought it was maybe your response to what happened on the way out of Afghanistan This is a White House that does not want to be caught in a situation like that again with Americans stuck behind I won't say enemy lines but in a war zone I think that's right There's a lot of sensitivity around our embassies and rightfully so our State Department and secretary blinken want to protect our diplomats.
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"Latest in world news Good morning Good morning Carolina and thank you President Joe Biden underscored U.S. support for Ukraine in its standoff with Russia He told Ukrainian president Vladimir zelensky the U.S. won't hold talks about the country's future without its representatives at the table Speaking out a White House democracy summit earlier yesterday Biden said democracy needs new champions The data we're seeing is largely pointing in the wrong direction These trends are being exacerbated by global challenges that are more complex than ever and which requires shared efforts to address these concerns Biden also spoke with NATO allies in Eastern Europe later Thursday as leaders in those countries expressed concern about potential concessions to Russia Here Boris Johnson is still under pressure over the Christmas party scandal There are reports the prime minister's press chief gave out awards at a Downing Street gathering The BBC says Jack Doyle gave a speech to about 30 people at the party on the 18th of December last year It's one of three government get staff gatherings now being investigated by the UK's top civil servant French president Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Schultz will have lunch together today in schulz's first trip abroad after being sworn in It comes after Macron outlined his priorities for France's presidency of the European Union Bloomberg's Caroline cannon reports The French president always goes to Berlin first after being elected so it's no surprise that Olaf shores is making his first trip a road to Paris On paper Macron and the new shores coalition seem quite compatible According to the French European affairs minister they have some convergence on the economic front divergence on the energy front and are somewhere in between on the defense front The French will try to push their agenda as France takes over the EU presidency in January In Paris county cannon Bloomberg direct Europe And the U.S. Senate has passed legislation creating a fast track to raising the nation's debt ceiling The bill gives the democratic majority one time authority to raise the country's borrowing limit without the threat of Republicans blocking it It paves the way for Congress to vote next week to hike the limit which will eliminate the risk of the U.S. defaulting on its debt Global news 24 hours a day on air and Don Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries I'm Hannah George This is Bloomberg Caroline Thank you so much Hannah with all the latest in global news I'll be back daybreak Europe delivering for Christmas We're going to go live to the UK's largest automated warehouse for the latest on the supply chain crunch Do you know where it is I wonder how good your geography of the UK is Look.
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"Former USSR in Eastern Europe as well It's take Ukraine It's just 18% fully vaccinated And what's curious here is Ukraine has access to western vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna and as to why they're not taking it again it's disinformation It's distrust Ukrainian president Vladimir zelensky recently pleaded with Ukrainians to quote turn on their brains and ignore conspiracies surrounding vaccinations Some of those are coming out of Russia But there's an additional problem here of those who are getting vaccinated most are younger healthier Ukrainians so the government has really failed to convince older at risk Ukrainians to get the shot and they're the ones filling up hospitals It's a similar story really in a way in the Baltic states also ones part of the USSR but have now course EU member states They're reporting the highest COVID infection numbers in the EU as well as lower rates of infection So you take a Latvia now back in lockdown over half of adults there have been fully vaccinated and that's well below the EU average of 74% And again it's older unvaccinated people pushing healthcare systems to the limit You can add in here at an ethnic component to the country's sizable Russian minority really tuning into Russian media has been slow as to get the shot but it's not just Russia or Russians There does seem to be a kind of Soviet shadow of distrust towards government healthcare throughout the former Soviet space And so what are authorities doing in that region and in Russia to flatten the curve Well if we talk about Russia we're midway through what the Kremlin is calling a non working week It's not a lockdown It's more like a national holiday while regional authorities are tasked with getting COVID numbers under control Ukraine is also imposed additional restrictions and QR code proof of vaccination But the picture here in Russia is very confusing Moscow's mayor says businesses have been closed all week We'll now reopen Monday that the situation is stabilized Other governors are saying the opposite There's really no way to know yet whether these decisions are driven by politics or science or some combination thereof but we're about to find out Okay thanks Charles Thank you NPR's Charles means in Moscow This is NPR news.