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"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"So we chose August for PragerU at prager U dot com. Help us help this country. The Dennis prager show. Hey everybody. Speaking to Larry elder. Now nationally known as he should be. And I've known, I've known how much he should be known from the first minute I met him. When did we meet Larry in Cleveland when was that? What year? I want to say 19, maybe 90, 90 one, run in there. Yeah. It's a great story. I won't get into it now. Although it is my 40th anniversary on radio and I've been talking about that and Larry's played a big role as my comrade in arms, but I said something before which is touching and I want you to react and I said that there's a parallel in our lives when I came as a Jew to know all these American Christians and just sort of fell in love with them and you as a black came to know all these whites again conservative whites in particular and I can't speak for you, but I have a feeling that you had a similar response so it just feel free to react to this. Well then as you know you know my mom, my mom, adored you, my mom's favorite show was Christian on the line. Religion on the line. And she feels that was your best work. And my mom taught Sunday school. I went to church every Sunday. I had a very, very Christian oriented background. And when I ran for office, it was interesting, the evangelical community embraced me. My pastor is pastor Jack hibbs of the calvary church in Chino Hills, he embraced me, Joe headache, who has a cavalry church by Huntington Beach embraced me, rob McCoy, Thousand Oaks. The Christian community that did not embrace me was the black Christian community. I had a Zoom call maybe about 8 different black pastors. It was the most contentious of the 100 different events idea over the course of 8 weeks. And everything was going okay. Until I told him that the number one problem facing the black community was not systemic racism. It was a breakdown of the black family. And they went nuts. They all began telling me about individual instances in which they had encountered with the police that they thought were bad. They talked about Derek Chauvin. And I said, however, you feel about Derek Chauvin. And I believe the verdict was just. There is zero evidence that what Derek Chauvin did was because of George Floyd's race, even the lead prosecutor of black man never argued that what Derek Chauvin did was motivated by race. He was not charged with a hate crime, and Dennis, they went nuts. I said, here you guys are. Role models. You are leaders in the black community and you are ignoring the 800 pound elephant in the room, which is the absence of black fathers. How dare you, but I'm a bad guy. I'm an Uncle Tom, and it was really quite good attention. There were a handful of black pastors that embraced me, but for the most part, the black Christian community wanted nothing whatever to do with me. Think I'm gonna sell out. Think I'm an Uncle Tom while they're pursuing all these nonsensical kinds of issues and ignoring the big ones. So it's another parallel between us because I suspect that my most contentious sort of meetings, if you will, or with liberal Jews, because I'm a Jew, and I have the audacity to say that conservatism is closer to Judaism than progressivism that Christians in America are our best Friends, not our enemies. It's very sad that what we've both experienced in chunks of our community. But I believe that you can make an impact above the heads of so called black leaders to a lot of blacks. Is that your feeling? That's my feeling, Dennis. I mean, you look at the black community. Again, 70% of black kids into the world without a father married to the mother, a 50% dropout rate in the inner city, 25% of the young black boys living in the inner city of criminal records. What has the black leadership done? Other than made things worse. And the treatment that I got from the black media and LA times columnist who's an initials are Erica D Smith, referred to me as a black face of white supremacy, a Latina columnist, Jean Guerrero, a cold my views, white supremacists, have a smiley longtime radio broadcaster in PBS broadcaster called my views anti black. And I know tavis for about 20 years. I said tabitha, why am I views anti black? He said, well, you're opposed to reparations. I said, Obama was opposed to reparations until a year ago with the anti black until a year ago, he changed the subject. That's fascinating. I did not Obama has come out for reparations. Oh yeah. All right, listen, listen, Larry, let me tell everybody because I'm going to do a part two with you. Uncle Tom two was coming out at the end of the month. You can you can not pre order it at Salem now dot com where you could also see the first Uncle Tom for free. Definitely pre order it. We've got to make this a national event, Uncle Tom two. All right, Larry, it's always great. My pleasure, Dennis, thank you. God bless. He has blessed me. God bless you. That's what I always tell people when they say God bless you that he has. Dennis prager here, thanks for listening to the daily Dennis prager podcast to hear the entire three hours of my radio show, commercial free every single day, become a member of prager topia. You'll also get access to 15 years worth of archives, as well as The Daily Show prep, subscribe, at prager topia, dot com. To the 25 senators who just voted against U.S. veterans and their families, you flip flopped, voted no on the honoring our packed act. You know it provides medical help to vets, makes amends to veteran families who lost children to recklessness. You voted yes, just days ago. Why the flip flop? Don't put politics ahead of vets and their families to everyone listening. Contact your United States senators today demand they vote yes, make the honoring our pack dac law now, paid for it by SO.
"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"That's right. The other thing I wanted to mention is what you didn't say Dennis is the reason I ran for governor is that you and a few other people strongly encouraged me just as you were instrumental in my radio career, you've also been instrumental in my political career. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have run for governor. And I'm giving some thought to running for something even higher. But I'll leave that to your imagination. What that might be. Boy, my attempted to talk about that, but I know I know you want to unveil those thoughts on your own. And I will facilitate it to the best of my ability. I think there is no doubt in my mind. You should have a national stage for what you have to say. Because nobody says it better, very few say it as well. And you also, this was a great dry run for you in California. And if you think about it, I got 3.5 million votes. I know that my opponent got 7 million, but on the replacement side, then as California at 58 counties, I carry 57 of the 58 counties. The only one I didn't carry was San Francisco, and I lost that by wait for it, 149 votes. It's been one time one minute campaigning there. And the candidate that the Republicans wanted Kevin McCarthy wanted is a two term former mayor of San Diego's name is Kevin faulkner. I took San Diego county by 32 points. We raised $22 million in 7 and a half weeks. We got a 150,000 donors, individual donors, half of them were from outside of California. Then they were then to California, they weren't coming to California. They had no businesses here, but they just knew how California went. So goes the rest of the country. As you know, super majorities of Democrats in the state assembly and the state Senate and look what we got. We got our finances are a wreck, our schools are half third graders can't read a proficiency levels. We have a governor who believes in hiring DAs that believe in cashless bail. He just now set up a task action, a task force for reparations. He's banned gasoline powered cars by 2035. He's already banned gasoline power leaf blowers and lawn mowers. He's mandated that if you're a big toy toy store, you have to have a gender neutral aisle. He's just gone further and further and further to the left. And he's the alternative to Joe Biden, Joe Biden doesn't run in 2024. Are you kidding me? So I set up a path called elder for America. I'm asking people to throw a little something in the tip jar. We're trying to take back the house, take back the Senate, campaign for school choice, campaign to get rid of critical race theory and campaign for initiatives that strengthen the nuclear intact family. And he's coming out or he's already made it, of course, but his next edition of Uncle Tom his great documentary, Uncle Tom two is coming out at the end of this month and you can pre order it at Salem now dot com and if you've seen uncle time, you certainly want to see Uncle Tom too. If you haven't seen Uncle Tom one, you can see it for free at Uncle Tom dot com and I assume at Salem now as well. Can you see Uncle Tom? Great. So that way it's good for Salem and it's good for Larry. Larry, I want to bounce something big, big macro theme because that's how I think off you. We, there are parallels, there's I'm thinking of one parallel in our lives that you may have not thought of as long as you and I know each other and are quite close. So I underwent a fascinating realization early in my life, I was raised in a very Jewish world, orthodox Jew, Brooklyn, New York, whose pretty insular. And I heard a lot about Christian anti semitism. This was after all, not too long after the Holocaust. And Jews were preoccupied with anti semitism, understandably, and there was a lot of Christian anti semitism in Europe, historically. Then my life brought me into contact constantly with Christians, and all I met were wonderful people. And I have a feeling that there's a parallel in your life in that you are immersed with white people and they're not particularly racist just as these Christians were not particularly anti semitic. So comment on that when we get back because I have the chills when I talk about this. And I have a feeling Larry resonates. Uncle Tom two and of course, while you're at it, folks, this is fundraising month beginning today, August 1st, because tomorrow is my birthday..
"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"God, what a great monologue. Just great. I'm sorry you stopped. I was sitting on it. I stayed at that. By the way, the NAACP has their annual meeting. We just had it. And they're producing four separate things. First is reproductive rights. After the reversal of roe V wade, somehow access to abortion is now a civil right, even though probably about a third of all the abortion perform in America performed on black women. The second civil right is student debt forgiveness, even though most of it is held by white people who are middle class and upper middle class, many of whom attended the very expensive institutions and got the masters and PhD degrees. Masters and PhDs in worthless subjects. Of course. And then the next one is voting rights. I remember all this business about Georgia, passing laws to suppress the vote and what happened. They had the election in Georgia and a greater percentage of blacks voted than whites. And the final one is police brutality, even though study after the study after study shows the police kill twice as many white people as black people, they kill more unarmed whites and blacks. And if anything, the police are more hesitant, more reluctant to pull the trigger on a black person than a white person. But this lie has caused the police to pull back is called the Ferguson effect of the George Floyd effect, and the people that are killed excess deaths that would not have taken place are primarily the black and brown people that people on the left claim that they care about. So this is what the NWA didn't ACP is pursuing this year. Not one word about the breakdown of the family. That one word about the fact Dennis, 85% of black 8th graders, 85% can neither read nor do math at grade proficiency. I kid you not. 85%, that means 85% of black 8th graders are functionally illiterate. NAACP has not said one word about that. There are 13 public high schools in Baltimore dentists where 0% of the kids are math proficient. And another half a dozen were only one is. It's almost half of the public high schools in Baltimore. And these are in the inner city, 0% Mac efficient, and another half a dozen were only 1% is. What are we talking about? Critical race theory, reparations, are you kidding me? Are you smoking something? Great. That's just great. I know there's no objectively correct answer to this, but it's always interests me to think to the heads of the NAACP think that with those four subjects at their annual meeting there actually helping blacks. That's an excellent question. I would love to put that question to Barack Obama, who's probably the most influential black person right now. Has he said a word about any of this stuff? He said a word about the fact that Benny Thompson, the chair of the so called January 6th committee, referred to clarence Thomas as an Uncle Tom, when Obama got that same treatment when he ran against Bobby rush for Congress in Chicago. He would blind as a carpetbagger who had gone to Harvard, who taught at University of Chicago, didn't understand the streets. They maligned him as an Uncle Tom, but when this happened to other people, Obama says absolutely nothing. And Dennis, as you know, one of the reasons people voted for Obama is they said, okay, he may have some idea if we don't like, but at least he's going to bring around some degree of racial reconciliation. When he walked into the Oval Office, the third week of January 2009, Dennis, his popularity was at 70%, even though he's elected with a little more than 52% of the vote. Why? Because so many people who didn't vote for him said, okay, at least he'll do this. What did he do? Every single time he could have done something constructive, he picked up the race car at any plate, whether it was if I had a son, he looked like Trayvon, whether it was embracing the Black Lives Matter movement, whether he was talking about Ferguson, even though we know that was a lie, whether the time he said, racism is in America's DNA. Every single time he had a chance to say something sensible and calming, he went the other way..
"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"Is he interested in what he's saying? Crack me up. I mean, how could somebody be boring and not know it? And yet I would imagine that that could happen, I think it happened. What does happen? Certainly in talk radio, I can say this. There are totally different types. And where there's left wing talk radio, which is not common because they had the left owns everything else. They don't need to have talk shows. But even where there is a left wing talk show host on television. I promise you there is one thing every one of us has in common. We can hold people's interest. Or we get fired. Interesting is to talk TV or radio, what flying is to a pilot. You don't fly well. You don't get to be a pilot or you get fired. It's very very basic, but I realize it is basic in everything. You know, my love of classical music. Why do I prefer one pianist to another they're playing the exact same notes? It's always puzzled me why do I prefer one performance to another? And now I know the answer. I did not know the answer. So just a few years ago. They hold my interest, even if I don't agree with their interpretation, they held my interest. That's number one. Hello, my Friends, Dennis prager here. This is a complete coincidence, but it's so fitting because I've been talking to you this show about this week being the 40th anniversary of myself of being on radio. And this was scheduled before I even thought about talking about this. I literally thought about this last night flying home from Florida. Where I just spent 8 days, I'll tell you why again later. And it is perfect because the man who hired me was ultimately the man who hired a legend, and I say that with absolute seriousness. In radio and beyond radio, Larry elder, Larry and I know each other for much of the 40 years. I had the good, good fortune of meeting him in Cleveland. Bringing his name to George green at ABC in LA, and the rest as they say is history. And we had great time promoting each other's show because he would follow me. And the highlight of the day was the promo of his show when invariably we would insult each other. To the light of both of us. Larry elder ran for governor of California. Should have won. If people had understood their own interest, not even the interest of others just their own. And voted, but he made a tremendous impact on the nation in running with regard to the recall of Gavin Newsom. Who was as nothing a governor as any state has ever had. Larry has Larry made a tremendously successful documentary called Uncle Tom. And now Uncle Tom two is coming out, you can see it at the Salem news channel starting the end of this month. You could pre order it now. And you should, and you should watch it. You might as well get it as a gift for friends as well..
"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"And this there's a lot I want to talk to you about that's happening, but there's no urgent news item that I feel I needed to cover. And it's August 1st, so I'm reflecting on the fact that I believe it was the first week of August that I began broadcasting 40 years ago. So it's 40 years, and I thought I'd reflect. Talk radio and specifically my talk show. So I've offered you a number of insights. Here's another one that I learned through speaking and through non radio speaking and through radio. You know what the most important thing in communication is when you hear it, it will make sense immediately, but I'm not sure that most people would think about it. But you should think about it if you do any writing or speaking. It's pretty big. It's so big that it applies to all modes of communication. Including music. You have to be interesting. You could be brilliant, it could be wise, you could be everything. But if you don't hold people's interest, you will not you will not. Get your ideas across. Think about teachers you had in school, the interesting ones could make subjects you didn't even care about interesting. The most interesting teacher I had in graduate school taught me a subject that at the time I didn't care about international economics. It is certainly my. Gap in my mind that I wasn't interested. But I'm leveling with you. Charles issawi. ISS AWI Lebanese American. He was a fixture of Columbia University. There was a time when Columbia was going left, but had not yet. Ruined itself, committed suicide intellectual and moral suicide as it has. The interesting can make something you couldn't care less about interesting and the boring could make something you deeply care about completely uninteresting. The question is can people who are boring when they communicate or, well, can they? I'll leave it at that. Can they know it? Didn't you ever wonder when somebody droned on whether it was a teacher or a clergyman, I guess those are the two most obvious. I remember thinking this in high school, if the teacher was boring, does he or she know? But they're boring..
"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"Then it's you know the man that I'm speaking about. I'm sure because you grew up in the Big Apple. And you know, I grew up in mystic Connecticut. At the same time you were growing up in Brooklyn and I used to listen to a stations in Boston and of course New York and I couldn't wait till Saturday evening to listen to cousin brucey, a legend. Why? That's true. So he's on longer than I am. Well, I don't know for sure because I looked it up. When I saw your call, I looked it up. However, his was not a daily show. You're gonna get me that way. I didn't, I really, you cracked me up. I wasn't driving at you. And I'm not taking any credit. The guy's a legend and deservedly so. So I won't say I'm on longer than anyone. If that doesn't even matter to me, whether I'm on longer than anyone, what matters to me is that I'm on this long, the 40 anniversary this week, and I'm reflecting on what I've learned about life, massive stuff. Thank you for the call as a pleasure to hear you, sounds like a happy dude. I'll tell you an interesting and sad thing that I learned. And I literally mean learned. In other words, I did not know what I'm about to tell you prior to learning it from callers on the happiness hour specifically. How many people don't have a close friend? This was a revelatory thing to me. Because I speak about a personal or micro subjects, as I call them, almost as much as macro subjects. Personal as much or almost as much as social subjects, societal subjects. I have learned so much about people's lives. And if you are listening so of you, but that was one of them. People calling up and telling me what I learned as well is how many parents and children or alienated from one another. At speeches I will on occasion say, would you raise your hand, please? And don't be embarrassed because it doesn't mean it's your family. And then we don't be embarrassed in any case. It's probably not your fault. But raise your hand, I would say, if you know any family in which an adult child does not speak to a parent. And I don't know how many hands, but at least half the hands go up. And I'm generally speaking to conservative audiences. Well, maybe that's more common there because left wing children will more often than not stop speaking to a conservative parent. Personal integrity is not a big issue on the left. Social justice, equity, inclusion, they are. Anyway, I did learn that so many people are lonely. Meaning, they don't have a close friend by close friend. I give a definition..
"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"Thank you, Sean. On behalf of the multitudes listening. It's a very important thing to realize that everybody must truly an outlier. Everybody has a perfectly fine intellect. Our problem is entirely one of what the intellect is used for. Clarity of thought and common sense are rare. But not decent intellect. That's almost the norm. It is the norm. There are always exceptions to anything. Some people will spectacular intellect some people with inferior intellect. But the great majority of people have a fine intellect. So I adopted a motto that was not mine. It was actually what I had heard very early on in my career. Never underestimate people's intelligence and never overestimate their knowledge. Very, very good thing for anybody who talks publicly or rights. To understand, that's why I explain everything. I don't assume, if I mention the gulag archipelago, I don't assume tragically I wish I could. That everybody knows of it, especially younger people. So I will have to say the system of camps that killed tens of millions in Siberia, established by Stalin. I won't explain it every single time I mentioned the gulag. Or explain the Auschwitz. I haven't, I don't know if I've explained Auschwitz. I think I assumed I assume everybody of the baby boomer generation knows what it is, but the young generation I don't assume. I have no idea what the young generation knows. In Miami, I was signing some of my books to my fellow participants in the. In the seminars on exodus that I was doing for daily wire. And when I wrote it in the script or cursive, mentioned that he didn't think young people would be able to even read what I wrote. Do you know that when I sign my book or any of my books to a young person, I actually ask them, do you read cursive? Because it's useless for me to inscribe something to them that they can't read. They don't learn music. They don't learn art. They don't learn cursive. They don't learn grammar. But they do learn to question whether they're a boy or a girl. That's something..
"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"She's really terrific. How are you raised is your home secular religious, what was it religiously? Me and my parents are Christian and I was raised going to church quite a bit. Our church, I'd say either avoided politics or was more of a left leaning church. So that definitely I definitely did not get conservative values at that specific church, but like I said, once I looked into issues, both from a logical and political standpoint, but then also from a biblical standpoint than I did realize that, you know, yes, I do lean right and also I have a strong some of those values really do come from the Bible and I also have a strong backing not only logically but also biblically for many of those views. You have siblings yeah, actually, I have a sister, a half sister, she's actually 20 years older than me and she's still in Canada. She's an Alberta. She has two little daughters and they're a lot like sisters as well. So it's like I have three sisters. The sister who's in Alberta, which is the most conservative of the provinces, may be tied with Saskatchewan. How does she think about these issues? Left right center or doesn't think about them. If I'm going to be fully honest with you, we don't actually talk about it probably as much as we should, but I would say she's more moderate leans right on some stuff, some of the more common sense stuff and then some of the other stuff chalene chalene left on. I'm working on it with her. I'm going to come back to you in a moment and the obvious question, I think anybody listening to you would have or one obvious question is, how did you find PragerU? I don't know the answer. We'll hear it. The least McGowan is a member of prager force. And our family moved from Canada to Florida. I want to talk to her about that. Hey everybody, Dennis prager here, 40th anniversary of my radio show this week. This month, been reflecting on it. I have so much to say. Now this caller, bob and Pasadena, very interesting. Are you the bob that I know? Yes. OMG exclamation point, exclamation point, and emoji. Ladies and gentlemen, this man was one of the only regular callers on my first radio show in LA. Let's see you then were in your 20s, correct? Yes, I just turned 63. So 40 years, wow, fast. Don't rub it in. So this show after about, I don't know, his 5th call, I started identifying a very, very few people and I don't like regular calls, not because I don't like them, but I want to give people a chance to come in the first time. But when bob would call his questions were so intelligent that I looked forward to hearing from you, so were you, did you hear me the first show I did? I think so. Because I had just come back, I was expecting Carol Hemingway. I'd been out of Southern California for a couple of years. And I was curious, so I turned it on and it was you. And I don't know if it's your first show, but it might have been. It was certainly close. Now, were you at the time religious? Yes, yes, very much. Okay, because one of the fascinating things about the audience of religion on the line that priest minister rabbi and Dennis and of course different priests, different rabbis, different ministers each week. Was a very large percentage was atheist or agnostic and certainly secular. But of course we had religious listeners, but you just asked common sense questions in a very subdued tone, have you since married correct? I was already married. Well, actually, today is our 41st anniversary. Well, congratulations. Wow, you are married one year longer than I broadcasting. We basically have the same career. You made a living being married and I made a living doing a talk show. Do you have grandkids? No, no children. Oh, you didn't have children. Okay. Right, right. Kelly has the help situation. I understand. Yeah, yeah. What is your, what is your church? Well, actually, we've been going because of her health situation. We do it on the, what do they call it, the TV version, but in Jack hipster?.
"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"Hey everybody, Dennis prager and fundraising month because my birthday is tomorrow so we use August. To ask you to help prager you fight for this country and its values. We drive the people who want to destroy the west crazy. Because we're very sophisticated and we change a lot of minds mostly young people, we have a billion views a year, a billion. Most of them are under 35 years of age. We have an international young people's group called prager force and it is by delight during fundraising month to have a member of prager force on almost every day. At least McGowan is almost 16. I asked her right before, I wonder what age people stop saying I'm almost. Can't imagine somebody saying, how old are you? I'm almost 63. Elise is another one of these people who give you hope. The least welcome to my show. Welcome to the Dennis prager show. Thank you for having me on Dennis. And I didn't know it was your birthday, so happy, early birthday. In the thank you very much. I appreciate that. So let us hear your story for a moment. You are from Ontario, of course, Canada, correct? I am. What city? Guelph? And how far is that from Toronto? About an hour with good traffic. Okay. And your views of life prior to encountering a PragerU if indeed that's even a fair way of characterizing it will find out. With a left right indifferent apathetic, not involved. What would you say if I had spoken to you three years ago? Well, if I would sum it up briefly, I'd say that I was more left leaning but out of not knowing I was fairly young at that point, this was a couple years ago. So I would say I leaned left on a lot of issues just out of inertia. It sounds nice, you know, free healthcare. It sounds nice. You know, I didn't really know, but once I started really finding PragerU and some other sources and really digging into issues on an individual level, that's when I started to lean right on most issues. Well, folks, if that means something to you, change a bright young person's mind, this is the fundraising time. Please go to prager U dot com. And help us touch great people..
"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"When I was in high school, I wrote in my diary, which unfortunately I stopped keeping once I got to college. I wrote that I know what I want to do with my life, and I wrote the words, influence people, to the good. I had no idea how I would do it, let alone if I would make a living doing it. No idea. So why I remember being worried in my junior year in college, what am I going to do for a living? That's a pretty good question. What you want to do with your life is not be a is not be someone finance or law or medicine or blue collar work or any other white collar job? It's amazing that I didn't sort of panic. But something came along amazingly I was sent into the Soviet Union that year by junior year. By the government of Israel, which I had friends in Israel who told the foreign office there, which sent in young Jews to smuggle in a religious items and to smuggle out names, people to want it to leave. That I spoke that they found this kid who spoke Hebrew and Russian. From the school from the age of 5, I spoke Russian because I studied it for three years in college. So they sent me for a month. I came back and started lecturing, and that was how I began a public life. Lecturing on what I experienced in the Soviet Union. And then gradually, my name was brought and moved to LA to run an educational institute. So the influencing that I wanted to do began very, very early in my life. At 25, I wrote the most widely bought or maybe read as well. Introduction to Judaism with my co author and friend Joseph de luskin. And it was off to the races, started radio 30 34. I was a kid. It was on ABC radio in Los Angeles. And. I have wonderful memories of being there before Disney took it over and ruined it. It was an amazing switch from ABC to Disney. They didn't have the idea of woke then. Disney ruined it by cheapening it..
"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"I'll tell you one thing that is worth noting and I have talk radio can affect you much more than TV. And there's a reason for that. The ear is deeper than the eye. That's why it is much harder to fool the ear. Than it is to fool the eye. One 8th prager 7 7 6 take your calls and keep going here. I'm Dennis prager. The Dennis prager show. Even though rates are inching up, they're still historically low, so if you're tired of a high cost of renting, they're still time to buy a home, whether it's your first home or your dream home, Andrew del Rey and Todd avakian at Andrew and Todd dot com or the ones I recommend that you contact to get you financing and into your new home. They're not just mortgage brokers, they're lenders with Sierra mortgage. They've been through multiple up and down economic markets like the ones we are seeing today. They have years of experience to get you into your new home, just go to Andrew and Todd dot com, whether you're considering owning versus renting or seeking a safer haven for your family in a new state. Now is the time to get a pre approved loan to give you the edge over other buyers when it's time to make that offer. Go to Andrew and Todd dot com today. Don't wait, get your pre approved loan today while rates are still historically low, go to Andrew and Todd dot com. Hey, everybody. Then it's prager here. And reflecting on the 40th anniversary of my radio show this week. I'll be saddle a little corny. But I'm not going to not tell you just because it sounds corny..
"forty years" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"The other thing is, this is a milestone in my life. This week marks 40 years of talk radio. But I'd like to reflect on things that I have learned and take your calls on the matter. What it is like to have had a talk show for 40 years. 40 years ago, as you told me, I would be speaking national show, let alone speaking at all. I first of all, when you're young, 40 years seems like you will never happen. That's just the way the human mind is configured. But it's happened. And I have mentioned to you I've thought about the subject. I bounced it off people to see am I deluding myself, but so far I can't figure out what's incorrect about my statement that I have spoken with, not too, I always emphasize there's a big difference between with and to I've spoken with more people than probably any living human being. So somebody said, well, what about a therapist who sees 15 patients a day for 15 minutes or 30 minutes? Well, probably 15 minutes. I didn't know that there was such there are such therapists, but I presume that there are. But even I thought about that. And even such a therapist doesn't speak to as many people as I have. Because they have recurring patients. I have on occasion a recurring caller, but it's a rare thing. So it's really new people virtually every time. That is given me a laboratory of humanity. That is how I regard this show. And by the way, if you're a regular listener, you have the exact same well not the exact same you have a very similar experience. You're not talking with these people, but you're hearing humanity speak or a chunk of humanity. And I have learned a lot about humanity. Most mostly in the case of my callers, good stuff. But some troubling stuff as well..
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"Americans Americans Americans Americans continue continue continue continue to to to to ramp ramp ramp ramp up up up up spending spending spending spending last last last last month month month month even even even even as as as as inflation inflation inflation inflation persists persists persists persists at at at at a a a a nearly nearly nearly nearly forty forty forty forty year year year year hi hi hi hi I'm I'm I'm I'm Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas with with with with a a a a look look look look at at at at the the the the numbers numbers numbers numbers the the the the commerce commerce commerce commerce department department department department says says says says retail retail retail retail sales sales sales sales rose rose rose rose nine nine nine nine tenths tenths tenths tenths of of of of a a a a percent percent percent percent in in in in April April April April among among among among those those those those seeing seeing seeing seeing significant significant significant significant boosts boosts boosts boosts auto auto auto auto dealers dealers dealers dealers with with with with sales sales sales sales up up up up two two two two point point point point two two two two percent percent percent percent online online online online retailers retailers retailers retailers two two two two point point point point one one one one percent percent percent percent and and and and restaurants restaurants restaurants restaurants and and and and bars bars bars bars up up up up to to to to percent percent percent percent sales sales sales sales were were were were even even even even up up up up after after after after adjusting adjusting adjusting adjusting for for for for inflation inflation inflation inflation which which which which was was was was three three three three tenths tenths tenths tenths of of of of a a a a percent percent percent percent on on on on a a a a monthly monthly monthly monthly basis basis basis basis in in in in April April April April strong strong strong strong hiring hiring hiring hiring rapid rapid rapid rapid wage wage wage wage increases increases increases increases and and and and a a a a healthy healthy healthy healthy level level level level of of of of savings savings savings savings on on on on average average average average have have have have bolstered bolstered bolstered bolstered consumers consumers consumers consumers financial financial financial financial health health health health despite despite despite despite the the the the sharp sharp sharp sharp increase increase increase increase in in in in consumer consumer consumer consumer prices prices prices prices the the the the robust robust robust robust April April April April sales sales sales sales numbers numbers numbers numbers are are are are even even even even more more more more impressive impressive impressive impressive when when when when considering considering considering considering retail retail retail retail sales sales sales sales cover cover cover cover only only only only about about about about a a a a third third third third of of of of consumer consumer consumer consumer spending spending spending spending with with with with the the the the rest rest rest rest going going going going to to to to services services services services such such such such as as as as travel travel travel travel hair hair hair hair cuts cuts cuts cuts in in in in health health health health care care care care airlines airlines airlines airlines and and and and hotels hotels hotels hotels are are are are also also also also reporting reporting reporting reporting strong strong strong strong sales sales sales sales Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Washington Washington Washington Washington
Average long-term US mortgage rates edge up to 5.3%
"Mortgage mortgage mortgage mortgage rates rates rates rates edged edged edged edged up up up up again again again again this this this this week week week week as as as as the the the the fed fed fed fed works works works works on on on on dampening dampening dampening dampening inflation inflation inflation inflation getting getting getting getting a a a a thirty thirty thirty thirty year year year year home home home home loan loan loan loan is is is is becoming becoming becoming becoming more more more more expensive expensive expensive expensive mortgage mortgage mortgage mortgage buyer buyer buyer buyer Freddie Freddie Freddie Freddie Mac Mac Mac Mac reports reports reports reports that that that that the the the the average average average average thirty thirty thirty thirty year year year year mortgage mortgage mortgage mortgage rate rate rate rate rose rose rose rose to to to to five five five five point point point point three three three three percent percent percent percent this this this this week week week week that's that's that's that's up up up up slightly slightly slightly slightly from from from from a a a a week week week week ago ago ago ago and and and and the the the the highest highest highest highest rate rate rate rate since since since since two two two two thousand thousand thousand thousand nine nine nine nine this this this this time time time time last last last last year year year year the the the the average average average average is is is is only only only only two two two two point point point point nine nine nine nine four four four four percent percent percent percent fifteen fifteen fifteen fifteen year year year year fixed fixed fixed fixed rate rate rate rate mortgages mortgages mortgages mortgages popular popular popular popular with with with with owners owners owners owners or or or or refinancing refinancing refinancing refinancing get get get get down down down down to to to to four four four four point point point point four four four four eight eight eight eight percent percent percent percent the the the the federal federal federal federal reserve reserve reserve reserve raised raised raised raised its its its its benchmark benchmark benchmark benchmark interest interest interest interest rate rate rate rate last last last last week week week week by by by by half half half half a a a a percentage percentage percentage percentage and and and and has has has has signaled signaled signaled signaled more more more more rate rate rate rate hikes hikes hikes hikes are are are are likely likely likely likely as as as as it it it it works works works works to to to to reverse reverse reverse reverse the the the the highest highest highest highest inflation inflation inflation inflation in in in in forty forty forty forty years years years years I'm I'm I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer Jennifer Jennifer king king king king
Less immigrant labor in US contributing to prices hikes
"Less less less less immigrant immigrant immigrant immigrant labor labor labor labor in in in in the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. is is is is contributing contributing contributing contributing to to to to price price price price hikes hikes hikes hikes across across across across the the the the board board board board first first first first immigration immigration immigration immigration tapered tapered tapered tapered off off off off during during during during the the the the trump trump trump trump administration administration administration administration then then then then ground ground ground ground to to to to a a a a near near near near complete complete complete complete halt halt halt halt at at at at the the the the height height height height of of of of coded coded coded coded by by by by some some some some estimates estimates estimates estimates the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. now now now now has has has has two two two two million million million million fewer fewer fewer fewer immigrants immigrants immigrants immigrants than than than than it it it it would would would would have have have have if if if if the the the the pace pace pace pace had had had had stayed stayed stayed stayed the the the the same same same same that that that that helped helped helped helped lead lead lead lead to to to to a a a a desperate desperate desperate desperate scramble scramble scramble scramble in in in in Texas Texas Texas Texas my my my my cals cals cals cals farm farm farm farm has has has has replaced replaced replaced replaced acres acres acres acres of of of of greens greens greens greens with with with with crops crops crops crops that that that that can can can can be be be be harvested harvested harvested harvested by by by by machines machines machines machines while while while while increasing increasing increasing increasing pay pay pay pay for for for for his his his his workers workers workers workers almost almost almost almost all all all all immigrants immigrants immigrants immigrants out out out out floors floors floors floors had had had had to to to to hike hike hike hike the the the the price price price price of of of of a a a a brisket brisket brisket brisket plate plate plate plate at at at at his his his his restaurant restaurant restaurant restaurant with with with with the the the the meat meat meat meat packing packing packing packing plants plants plants plants in in in in ability ability ability ability to to to to fully fully fully fully staffed staffed staffed staffed production production production production lines lines lines lines labor labor labor labor issues issues issues issues are are are are among among among among several several several several contributors contributors contributors contributors to to to to the the the the US's US's US's US's highest highest highest highest inflation inflation inflation inflation in in in in forty forty forty forty years years years years I'm I'm I'm I'm Julie Julie Julie Julie Walker Walker Walker Walker
Fed to fight inflation with fastest rate hikes in decades
"The the the the federal federal federal federal reserve reserve reserve reserve is is is is expected expected expected expected to to to to raise raise raise raise interest interest interest interest rates rates rates rates today today today today in in in in a a a a bid bid bid bid to to to to fight fight fight fight inflation inflation inflation inflation with with with with inflation inflation inflation inflation surging surging surging surging to to to to a a a a forty forty forty forty year year year year high high high high the the the the fed fed fed fed is is is is under under under under pressure pressure pressure pressure to to to to act act act act aggressively aggressively aggressively aggressively to to to to slow slow slow slow spending spending spending spending and and and and curb curb curb curb the the the the price price price price spikes spikes spikes spikes pressuring pressuring pressuring pressuring households households households households and and and and companies companies companies companies economists economists economists economists agree agree agree agree after after after after today's today's today's today's meeting meeting meeting meeting the the the the federal federal federal federal almost almost almost almost certainly certainly certainly certainly announced announced announced announced it's it's it's it's raising raising raising raising its its its its benchmark benchmark benchmark benchmark short short short short term term term term interest interest interest interest rate rate rate rate by by by by a a a a half half half half percentage percentage percentage percentage point point point point the the the the sharpest sharpest sharpest sharpest rate rate rate rate hike hike hike hike since since since since two two two two thousand thousand thousand thousand and and and and then then then then another another another another half half half half point point point point rate rate rate rate hike hike hike hike at at at at its its its its next next next next meeting meeting meeting meeting in in in in June June June June and and and and possibly possibly possibly possibly up up up up to to to to July July July July one one one one economists economists economists economists were were were were C. C. C. C. still still still still further further further further rate rate rate rate hikes hikes hikes hikes in in in in the the the the months months months months to to to to follow follow follow follow I'm I'm I'm I'm Julie Julie Julie Julie Walker Walker Walker Walker
Powell reinforces expectations of sharp rate hike next month
"The the the the chair chair chair chair of of of of the the the the federal federal federal federal reserve reserve reserve reserve is is is is signaling signaling signaling signaling sharp sharp sharp sharp interest interest interest interest rate rate rate rate hikes hikes hikes hikes are are are are likely likely likely likely in in in in the the the the coming coming coming coming months months months months I'm I'm I'm I'm Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas with with with with the the the the story story story story in in in in an an an an IMF IMF IMF IMF World World World World Bank Bank Bank Bank panel panel panel panel discussion discussion discussion discussion fed fed fed fed chair chair chair chair Jerome Jerome Jerome Jerome Powell Powell Powell Powell said said said said taming taming taming taming inflation inflation inflation inflation is is is is essential essential essential essential economists economists economists economists don't don't don't don't work work work work without without without without price price price price stability stability stability stability we we we we need need need need that that that that to to to to have have have have a a a a strong strong strong strong labor labor labor labor market market market market for for for for an an an an extended extended extended extended period period period period of of of of time time time time we we we we need need need need for for for for financial financial financial financial stability stability stability stability so so so so we we we we must must must must do do do do that that that that I'll I'll I'll I'll noted noted noted noted the the the the fed's fed's fed's fed's last last last last cycle cycle cycle cycle of of of of interest interest interest interest rate rate rate rate hikes hikes hikes hikes from from from from two two two two thousand thousand thousand thousand forty forty forty forty two two two two thousand thousand thousand thousand six six six six we're we're we're we're quarter quarter quarter quarter point point point point increases increases increases increases inflation inflation inflation inflation was was was was a a a a little little little little over over over over three three three three percent percent percent percent is is is is inflation inflation inflation inflation is is is is much much much much higher higher higher higher now now now now and and and and our our our our policy policy policy policy rate rate rate rate is is is is is is is is still still still still more more more more accommodative accommodative accommodative accommodative that that that that was was was was that that that that and and and and with with with with inflation inflation inflation inflation at at at at its its its its highest highest highest highest in in in in more more more more than than than than forty forty forty forty years years years years it it it it is is is is appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate in in in in my my my my view view view view of of of of to to to to be be be be moving moving moving moving a a a a little little little little more more more more quickly quickly quickly quickly and and and and I I I I I I I I also also also also I I I I also also also also think think think think there's there's there's there's something something something something in in in in the the the the idea idea idea idea of of of of front front front front end end end end loading loading loading loading whatever whatever whatever whatever accommodation accommodation accommodation accommodation one one one one thinks thinks thinks thinks is is is is appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate the the the the fed's fed's fed's fed's next next next next policy policy policy policy meeting meeting meeting meeting comes comes comes comes in in in in early early early early may may may may analysts analysts analysts analysts are are are are expecting expecting expecting expecting a a a a half half half half point point point point increase increase increase increase in in in in the the the the federal federal federal federal funds funds funds funds rate rate rate rate Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Washington Washington Washington Washington
US inflation jumped 8.5% in past year, highest since 1981
"Inflation inflation inflation inflation keeps keeps keeps keeps soaring soaring soaring soaring now now now now at at at at its its its its fastest fastest fastest fastest pace pace pace pace in in in in more more more more than than than than forty forty forty forty years years years years the the the the labor labor labor labor department department department department says says says says its its its its consumer consumer consumer consumer price price price price index index index index jumped jumped jumped jumped eight eight eight eight and and and and a a a a half half half half percent percent percent percent last last last last month month month month from from from from a a a a year year year year earlier earlier earlier earlier the the the the biggest biggest biggest biggest year year year year over over over over year year year year increase increase increase increase since since since since late late late late nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen eighty eighty eighty eighty one one one one inflation inflation inflation inflation from from from from February February February February to to to to March March March March was was was was up up up up one one one one point point point point two two two two percent percent percent percent compared compared compared compared to to to to zero zero zero zero point point point point eight eight eight eight percent percent percent percent from from from from January January January January to to to to February February February February the the the the report report report report is is is is the the the the first first first first to to to to capture capture capture capture the the the the full full full full gas gas gas gas price price price price surge surge surge surge following following following following Russia's Russia's Russia's Russia's Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine invasion invasion invasion invasion that's that's that's that's led led led led to to to to higher higher higher higher transportation transportation transportation transportation costs costs costs costs for for for for goods goods goods goods which which which which in in in in turn turn turn turn are are are are now now now now more more more more expensive expensive expensive expensive for for for for consumers consumers consumers consumers though though though though inflation inflation inflation inflation had had had had already already already already hit hit hit hit its its its its highest highest highest highest level level level level in in in in four four four four decades decades decades decades before before before before the the the the war war war war everything everything everything everything from from from from food food food food to to to to gas gas gas gas to to to to housing housing housing housing costs costs costs costs more more more more wiping wiping wiping wiping out out out out pay pay pay pay raises raises raises raises many many many many people people people people have have have have received received received received Sager Sager Sager Sager made made made made Ghani Ghani Ghani Ghani Washington Washington Washington Washington
US: Man impersonated agent, claimed ties to Pakistani intel
"Federal federal federal federal prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors say say say say one one one one of of of of the the the the two two two two men men men men accused accused accused accused of of of of pretending pretending pretending pretending to to to to be be be be federal federal federal federal agents agents agents agents in in in in Washington Washington Washington Washington DC DC DC DC has has has has claimed claimed claimed claimed to to to to have have have have ties ties ties ties to to to to the the the the Pakistani Pakistani Pakistani Pakistani government government government government the the the the two two two two men men men men were were were were arrested arrested arrested arrested this this this this week week week week accused accused accused accused of of of of impersonating impersonating impersonating impersonating homeland homeland homeland homeland security security security security agents agents agents agents and and and and offering offering offering offering gifts gifts gifts gifts to to to to some some some some secret secret secret secret service service service service agents agents agents agents including including including including one one one one assigned assigned assigned assigned to to to to First First First First Lady Lady Lady Lady Joe Joe Joe Joe Biden Biden Biden Biden security security security security detail detail detail detail prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors say say say say hater hater hater hater a a a a lead lead lead lead told told told told witnesses witnesses witnesses witnesses he he he he was was was was affiliated affiliated affiliated affiliated with with with with the the the the inter inter inter inter services services services services intelligence intelligence intelligence intelligence agency agency agency agency in in in in Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan and and and and that that that that he he he he had had had had multiple multiple multiple multiple visas visas visas visas from from from from there there there there and and and and a a a a run run run run the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. is is is is still still still still trying trying trying trying to to to to verify verify verify verify or or or or refute refute refute refute those those those those claims claims claims claims a a a a lead lead lead lead did did did did travel travel travel travel repeatedly repeatedly repeatedly repeatedly to to to to the the the the Middle Middle Middle Middle East East East East the the the the thirty thirty thirty thirty five five five five year year year year old old old old a a a a lead lead lead lead and and and and forty forty forty forty year year year year old old old old Arian Arian Arian Arian Tom Tom Tom Tom hers hers hers hers ida ida ida ida had had had had surveillance surveillance surveillance surveillance equipment equipment equipment equipment body body body body armor armor armor armor zip zip zip zip ties ties ties ties and and and and police police police police training training training training manuals manuals manuals manuals stashed stashed stashed stashed in in in in a a a a luxury luxury luxury luxury apartment apartment apartment apartment building building building building that that that that houses houses houses houses law law law law enforcement enforcement enforcement enforcement officers officers officers officers defense defense defense defense officials officials officials officials and and and and congressional congressional congressional congressional staffers staffers staffers staffers I'm I'm I'm I'm Jackie Jackie Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn Quinn Quinn
US added 431,000 jobs in March in sign of economic health
"The the jobs jobs market market continues continues its its winning winning streak streak for for eleven eleven straight straight months months American American employers employers added added more more than than four four hundred hundred thousand thousand jobs jobs this this time time four four hundred hundred thirty thirty one one thousand thousand in in March March the the unemployment unemployment rate rate is is now now the the lowest lowest since since the the virus virus pandemic pandemic began began at at three three point point six six percent percent the the numbers numbers show show an an economy economy staying staying resilient resilient amid amid the the pandemic pandemic forty forty year year high high inflation inflation and and now now war war in in Europe Europe job job openings openings around around a a near near record record levels levels and and jobless jobless benefit benefit claims claims last last week week at at the the lowest lowest level level in in fifty fifty three three years years Sager Sager made made Donnie Donnie Washington Washington
A key inflation gauge sets 40-year high as gas and food soar
"A a key key gauge gauge on on inflation inflation is is hit hit a a forty forty year year high high with with prices prices on on food food and and gas gas still still soaring soaring the the commerce commerce department's department's reporting reporting the the personal personal consumption consumption expenditures expenditures price price index index has has jumped jumped six six point point four four percent percent in in February February compared compared to to a a year year ago ago the the largest largest spike spike in in four four decades decades strong strong consumer consumer demand demand and and shortages shortages of of many many goods goods helped helped drive drive the the increase increase intensified intensified by by Russia's Russia's invasion invasion of of Ukraine Ukraine which which has has disrupted disrupted global global oil oil markets markets and and xcelerated xcelerated prices prices for for wheat wheat nickel nickel and and other other key key commodities commodities excluding excluding volatile volatile prices prices for for food food and and energy energy the the core core inflation inflation number number increased increased five five point point four four percent percent in in February February compared compared to to the the previous previous year year some some economists economists are are now now predicting predicting the the federal federal reserve reserve could could raise raise its its key key lending lending rate rate by by an an aggressive aggressive half half point point in in both both may may and and June June hi hi Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn
House passes bill banning race-based hair discrimination
"The house passes a bill to prohibit discrimination based on hair the house voted to thirty five to one eighty nine to prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair texture and hairstyles like here that's tightly coiled curled warning corn rows twist braids or afros the bill now goes to the Senate where its fate is uncertain president Biden has already said that he would sign the bill Ohio congressman Jim Jordan during floor debate was surprised this bill was a priority bills not about increasing domestic production of energy so we don't have five dollar gas the bill is not about dealing with the inflation problem the forty year high inflation problem that this country faces other Republicans who voted against the measure said protections against discrimination already exist in several federal laws I'm
MoneyWatch: Consumer prices surge 7.9% over the past year as inflation hits 40-year high
"Consumer inflation has reached a forty year high it jumped seven point nine percent over the past year the sharpest spike since nineteen eighty two the labor department report covers the twelve months ending in February so it does not include the recent oil and gas price hikes following Russia's Ukraine invasion since then average gas prices are up about sixty two cents a gallon before then a combination of high consumer spending pay raises and supply shortages had already sent prices soaring for everything from food to housing and made inflation the top political threat to both president Biden and congressional Democrats before the mid term elections the federal reserve is set to raise interest rates starting next week in a bid to stem the search Sager
U.S. wins gold in first mixed snowboardcross
"The United States strikes gold in the first ever mixed team snowboardcross finals forty year old Nick Baumgardner of iron river Michigan earned his first career medal in his fourth trip to the Olympics thirty six year old Lindsey Jacobellis picked up her second gold medal at the Beijing games and her third career podium in five separate Olympic journeys her first was a silver metal all the way back at the two thousand six Torino games men's hockey preliminary round action the United States doubles up Canada forty two to improve to to win now team USA conclude group play with Germany on Sunday I'm Danny cap
Biden puts focus on drug prices in fight against inflation
"With inflation at a forty year high president Biden maintains his administration's policies would make life more affordable for families I'm Ben Thomas with the latest inflation is up president Biden in Culpeper Virginia discussing his proposal for limiting the cost of prescription drugs if we're able to do the things I'm talking about here it'll bring down the cost for average families but on the Senate floor Republican leader Mitch McConnell noted that consumer prices have jumped seven point five percent over a year ago and blamed the president and Democrats if you haven't personally gotten a pay raise of eight percent or more in the last year then Democrats policies have given you a pay cut Biden is pledging to work like the devil to bring down gasoline prices as well as the cost of prescription drugs which he says affects everyone this is what your insurance companies pay every all you have insurance you're paying a heck of a lot more even if you're not using the drugs I'm Ben Thomas
January consumer inflation expected to rise by 7.2%, the highest since 1982
"Ocana miss think that inflation in the U. S. may have risen again last month to a forty year high American consumers are still spending but supply chains are still snarled and they've combined to sharply raise prices in almost every category analysts are forecasting today's labor department report will show consumer prices spiked about seven point one percent over December's numbers the largest increase since the eighties the factset forecast also predicts the year over year comparison we'll be up seven point three percent reports are indicating consumer inflation may be decreasing and reports show that the end of the government stimulus checks and other pandemic relief measures has not slowed down shopping by American consumers I'm
Deadly Colorado blaze renews focus on underground coal fires
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Fed plans to raise rates as soon as March to cool inflation
"The the the the federal federal federal federal reserve reserve reserve reserve is is is is expected expected expected expected to to to to lift lift lift lift its its its its benchmark benchmark benchmark benchmark short short short short term term term term rate rate rate rate from from from from zero zero zero zero as as as as soon soon soon soon as as as as March March March March it's it's it's it's a a a a way way way way of of of of cooling cooling cooling cooling inflation inflation inflation inflation fed fed fed fed chairman chairman chairman chairman Jerome Jerome Jerome Jerome Powell Powell Powell Powell says says says says it it it it will will will will soon soon soon soon be be be be time time time time to to to to raise raise raise raise interest interest interest interest rates rates rates rates to to to to reverse reverse reverse reverse policies policies policies policies that that that that have have have have fueled fueled fueled fueled hiring hiring hiring hiring and and and and growth growth growth growth but but but but also also also also high high high high inflation inflation inflation inflation the the the the economy economy economy economy no no no no longer longer longer longer needs needs needs needs sustained sustained sustained sustained high high high high levels levels levels levels of of of of monetary monetary monetary monetary policy policy policy policy support support support support that that that is is is why why why we we we are are are phasing phasing phasing out out out our our our asset asset asset purchases purchases purchases in in in wag wag wag we we we expected expected expected will will will soon soon soon be be be appropriate appropriate appropriate to to to raise raise raise the the the target target target range range range for for for the the the federal federal federal funds funds funds rate rate rate the the the rate rate rate hikes hikes hikes will will will make make make it it it more more more expensive expensive expensive to to to borrow borrow borrow for for for a a a home home home car car car or or or business business business Powell Powell Powell says says says the the the central central central bank bank bank can can can manage manage manage the the the process process process in in in a a a way way way that that that prolongs prolongs prolongs economic economic economic growth growth growth and and and keeps keeps keeps unemployment unemployment unemployment low low low inflation inflation inflation is is is at at at a a a forty forty forty year year year high high high and and and is is is eating eating eating into into into Americans Americans Americans wage wage wage gains gains gains and and and household household household budgets budgets budgets my my my camp camp camp in in in Washington Washington Washington
To highlight economic growth, Biden goes shopping for gifts
"Hi hi hi hi Mike Mike Mike Mike Rossi Rossi Rossi Rossi a a a a reporting reporting reporting reporting after after after after going going going going shopping shopping shopping shopping Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday president president president president Biden Biden Biden Biden meets meets meets meets with with with with CEOs CEOs CEOs CEOs today today today today with with with inflation inflation inflation at at at a a a near near near forty forty forty year year year high high high and and and the the the stock stock stock market market market slipping slipping slipping president president president Joe Joe Joe Biden Biden Biden meets meets meets with with with some some some of of of the the the nation's nation's nation's top top top CEOs CEOs CEOs today today today to to to pitch pitch pitch the the the benefits benefits benefits of of of his his his economic economic economic agenda agenda agenda that that that stalled stalled stalled in in in the the the Senate Senate Senate among among among those those those meeting meeting meeting with with with the the the president president president will will will be be be the the the heads heads heads of of of General General General Motors Motors Motors Ford Ford Ford Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft sales sales sales force force force and and and at at at sea sea sea yesterday yesterday yesterday Biden Biden Biden visited visited visited the the the gift gift gift shop shop shop and and and ice ice ice cream cream cream store store store to to to Capitol Capitol Capitol Hill Hill Hill neighborhood neighborhood neighborhood the the the price price price the the the food food food too too too the the the president president president said said said last last last week week week he he he will will will be be be getting getting getting out out out more more more and and and meeting meeting meeting with with with everyday everyday everyday Americans Americans Americans the the the president president president plans plans plans to to to visit visit visit Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh on on on Friday Friday Friday Mike Mike Mike Rossi Rossi Rossi out out out Washington Washington Washington
The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record
"Two two U. U. S. S. science science agencies agencies say say twenty twenty twenty twenty one one was was the the sixth sixth hottest hottest year year on on record record globally globally and and it's it's part part of of a a long long term term warming warming trend trend I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas with with a a look look at at that that report report data data from from NASA NASA and and the the national national oceanic oceanic and and atmospheric atmospheric administration administration sure sure the the last last eight eight years years have have been been the the eight eight hottest hottest on on record record stating stating to to the the late late eighteen eighteen hundreds hundreds and and people people are are feeling feeling it it see see how how father father of of Berkeley Berkeley earth earth twenty twenty five five countries countries had had twenty twenty twenty twenty one one is is the the warmest warmest year year on on record record for for that that country country those those countries countries are are home home to to one one point point eight eight billion billion people people in in global global temperatures temperatures are are now now nearly nearly two two degrees degrees warmer warmer than than one one hundred hundred and and forty forty years years ago ago NASA NASA climate climate scientist scientist Gavin Gavin Schmidt Schmidt the the long long term term trend trend is is very very very very clear clear and and it's it's because because of of us us and and it's it's not not going going to to go go away away until until we we stop stop are are increasing increasing the the amount amount of of carbon carbon dioxide dioxide yeah yeah I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas
"forty years" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Mentioned the warlords before and of course a lot of those are many of those warlords were notoriously involved in the drug trade As was the taliban Which had imposed a ten percent tax on opium production in the country only shannon Writes in the washington post today now. The taliban controls a nation with roaring production opium hashish and crystal meth taliban leaders may well announce a crackdown on religious grounds. But don't be fooled. The world may soon face the richest best armed narco-state ever conceived issue right. Yes i think that as i. I can't really prebble with that. Because i think that. They will take the proceeds on her cottage processing but it is fair to say that the previous government had officials who were deeply up to their whatever narcotics processing but the taliban is going to sort of make the opposite of privatize. The whole thing is now going to become a state. Enterprise and the most of their drugs are going to russia and iran. And it's very possible that it will find its way here and they've managed by the way to find a way to grow et cetera which is christopher methamphetamines Rather than have to depend on chemicals. So what is that product that they're growing. What is the crop etcetera right. It's a plant and that's instead of poppies or in a sense. I mean it's all about this. It's all about the markets. One thing we haven't talked about yet is the reason that we got into this war in this effort in the first place. Which was september eleventh in the attacks perpetrated by al-qaeda on the us what is your sense of whether the taliban will be open to al qaeda coming back. i mean they're there in some form but coming back and large numbers reconstituting on their territory and potentially using afghanistan as a base for attacks against the united states or other allies. Well it's just speak to that last part. I don't think the taliban are interested in a kaieda. Having her national attack on the united states for its allies that that probably something we could discourage but in terms al qaeda coming back they never left and the taliban when they swept through these cities one of the first things they were doing this going to jails and letting people out so the al-qaeda prisoners who were there and in the the most secure jail that had been on. What was the us military base. They let them all out so not only were. There are kinda out before this juggernaut. Now there are more of that and the idea that they'll cut has been degraded. I think this is true. In its way that it doesn't take much and certainly a massive propaganda win by the taliban is all that is needed to make more people come to afghanistan with the aim of being part of this very successful hot so it seems like america essentially has a to ongoing kind of strategic goals. Now in afghanistan one is a more short-term one which is to deal with the humanitarian crisis that is ongoing there to to salvage as much of the situation as possible and then the longer term goal is to it seems as biden formulated to prevent afghanistan from becoming a epicenter for international terrorism or narcoterrorism. With a light sprinkling of concern for human rights issues. Seems if those are the two strategic goals and please disagree with me you know or add to them if you think but what tools what levers does the united states have at its disposal now to pursue those sure so we have more than a few strategic goals i would say We have a moral obligation to the people of afghanistan who are facing this grave threat an obligation in terms of evacuation but also in terms of those who will be left behind. It's really important that we not squander our leverage very very small amounts of it are left west before we try our best to help people eat protected and have their human rights respected. We have strategic goals. And i would have said that's those goals revolved our counterterrorism posture. In that was something we wanted to do. We have pretty much given upper ability to easily control terrorists. That comes out of afghanistan but we have a strategic goal in the rest of the world in making it making it less a possible for people to take our side of the our friend and ally right now. china is i. i heard from one person. Third hand at china's deploying these diplomatic talking points all over the place. Latin america taiwan. Which look what happens to america's french pick. Our strategic goal is that we have to fly in the face of that set of talking points and make it a positive. Act the our friend again and there is a great distance to cover before. That's going to be. The case in turns of leverage as i said is very little left. What we have we could say is political with respect recognition. The taliban led government. We don't have to recognize them but whether we do or not. It's actually going to mean less. If other countries do so again. Russia china iran. A lot of countries are probably at this moment. Cutting a deal of what it will take for them to recognize the taliban. I was going to pick up on that. Because we were talking before about glimmers of hope that the taliban might be changing might be more pragmatic more peaceful and this idea of taliban two point oh are there specific things that the united states government can or should be doing to try to push the taliban and in that direction and should there be a kind of engagement with taliban leaders that publicly would be difficult to do right now but might might be useful. Well i've states as incapable at this moment in time of getting the taliban move troops their forces away from airport road so let's not overstate our influence. We should be using the security council. There is almost nothing. I can think of needs to be done done by the acting. What should be done is a concerted effort to condition recognition of the taliban and eventually them getting a seat at the united nations on their commitment to abide by afghanistan's international human rights out the patients. We can't be thinking just about the people who leave and we can't think the solution is to get people out. Thirty five million people are still there. So what can the international community do you know i. I like to think about that. Incredible free press and the incredible afghan independent human rights to mission. I would put that at. The top of my list is what the international community is going to try best to protect because if they have their press and they had their human rights mission and the afghans can watch their own rights. I think it's time for us to all to get out of the business of thinking we can it be on day-to-day basis if protector. It have their own institutions. Now i think we did a good job in helping to nurture those as the real. So can we do something and we have recognition that we're working with and we have issues of money and at this point everyone knows the. Us isn't gonna put any force into its threats so we really don't have that many tools left just to wrap up. I mentioned you're with this group alliance and supported the afghan people. What specifically do you want to see done right now. You mentioned the international community but looking to congress. Do we need investigations into how this played out. Dewey are there other steps that need to be taken right away to prevent the kind of horrific scenarios.
"forty years" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Were part of the afghan government who helped us who served as translators who served with the with the military and that's a staggering number compared to what we get out like a couple thousand yesterday from the airport and you have thousands and thousands trying to get in so right and meanwhile biden seems to have essentially drawn a line at just get americans out right. He's gonna he's gonna stay in afghanistan with. Us troops protecting the airport. As long as it takes to get americans out every every everyone else that you're you're it seems like you're on your on your own. Yeah i just wanted to before we get to our guest that an excellent guest is andy. Four timers who actually served in afghanistan was deputy chief of mission couple points. You know biden did this to end the era of analysts wars. He might have done so for the united states. But it's not it's highly doubtful. He will have done so for afghanistan in today's washington post akkhmed. Masud the son of the rebel commander. Ahmed shah sued who was assassinated on the eve of nine eleven who had fought valiantly against the taliban and said in his op-ed today he's going north hooking up with afghan army soldiers who were quote disgusted by the surrender of their commanders and are now making their way to the hills of pudgier with their equipment former members of the afghan special forces have also joined our struggle. That is a struggle to fight the taliban so it appears that the war for the afghans will continue. And i do want to take a point of personal privilege by playing the introduction for an episode of the conspiracy land podcast. We did in june july on jamal kashogi. Because there's one episode that dealt with the war afghanistan. And as i said in the introduction all the coverage today does talked about the twenty year american involvement in afghanistan. That's not true. It's actually twice that forty years to the time when the soviets invaded afghanistan in nineteen seventy nine and. Jimmy carter responded. Let's listen to a few minutes of that. Afghan episode in the conspiracy land series afghanistan war in the hindu kush. A war fought by the soviet union to prevent the islamic fundamentalism in.
"forty years" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Investigative correspondent for yahoo news. I'm dan client editor in chief of yahoo news and i'm victory A fellow at the brennan center for justice. So we're all in this weird split-screen moment of on the one and we see the clips of the president defending his decision saying he had no choice but to do what he did. And there were no mistakes made on the other hand. The reality of what's going on in afghanistan including the taliban sort of public affairs public relations propaganda offensive saying that they are going to not engage in reprisals against The afghans who helped us and that women will have writes a lot of reasons to raise questions about that. No one example. That just came across. Just moved is a reuters report about a norwegian intelligence group. That released a report saying they've got evidence. The taliban are hunting individuals linked to the previous administration. Intensifying the hunt down of all individuals and collaborators with the former regime and one example that really grabbed me is a letter they got hold of that was sent to a former afghan counter-terror official who worked with the british and our nato allies. A letter that was sent to him. If you do not report to the commission this is taliban commission to explain your conduct. Your family members will be arrested instead. And you are responsible for this. You and your family members will be treated based on sharia law. That is the kind of message that i think. A lot of afghans are really terrified. About right now and perhaps undercuts what the taliban are saying publicly. I was just wondering if anyone actually seriously took anything that they said at face value in terms of their respect for women's rights or commitment to not retaliating against members of the former regime. Does anyone really believe they're gonna do that. It does strike me though that the stakes for biden and his administration are so high on this point because if the taliban you know do try to behave in a semi responsible way the horror of what we're watching on our tv screens right now will fade over time and You know our attention spans will turn elsewhere but if we started seeing mass reprisals and a bloodbath not to mention other possible consequences such as a reconstitute al qaeda gaining a another foothold in afghanistan. Then this isn't going to go away for biden and the administration. It's not obviously not gonna go for the afghan people either but the consequences. The political consequences are going to be enormous. Yeah i think. I think it all it all rests on that in some ways. What actually happens on the ground there. Whether there are reprisals executions women are treated in the terrible ways that they were treated when the taliban held power the last time around. And i think what will happen is all of the things we're hearing joe biden say about the rationale for doing what they and executing it. The way they did is gonna come under tremendous scrutiny already seeing democrats in the senate and the house call for for hearings to investigate lot of this. There's some troubling reporting notably in the washington post about some of the reasons biden may have delayed and engaged in some the foot-dragging on processing. These visas the white house denies this. We should say at the start but the post has reported. That biden was worried about the images on television of refugees. Coming into the united states and that that would spark a populist backlash from conservatives that would then merge with the immigration criticism in the border and that that would be a big problem and some have pointed out. You know. you're going to get that from tucker carlson no matter what he's already call this an said that the refugees from afghanistan coming in would would constitute an invasion. So you might as well do channeling. Steve miller their talks. The other night on laura ingram saying the same thing. Why should we be letting these afghans into our country. But i mean the difference between. It's so stunning. Because these are these are people who risk their lives for an american mission that a lot of americans in a lot of conservative republicans supported for a very long time in afghanistan. And by the way. You're already seeing multiple republican governors including big trump supporters like. Kevin stood in in oklahoma saying that they would welcome afghan refugees. So let's stipulate that we don't know for sure that this is true but but the poses has been reporting. This and i think there's going to be a lot more scrutiny on why this happened how it happened the way it did and that could be real trouble for biden his region. We do know it's true that the there was vowed right the fear that if large numbers of afghans were admitted into the united states it would be a source of attack and know so that is true whether or not that fear actually kind of motivated or drove the biden administration's policy to not planned for. This is another question. Look and it's also possible by the way she's just say that often when you look for the most interesting or sinister reasons that that you know government makes mistakes it's not that it's disorganization it's chaos. It's dealing with the crisis of government malevolence competence. Yeah exactly exactly does seem to be on full display. At the moment. I look i think you know. The first test obviously is how many people are going to be able to get out because the numbers. I just heard jason crowe. The congressman from colorado fought in afghanistan on democrat saying you know the numbers really are up to one hundred thousand who we need to get out..
"forty years" Discussed on Banking Transformed with Jim Marous
"Everybody's on the same page and you really find out that the the importance of leadership culture and employee album becomes really fundamental to the ability to move forward quickly because you don't have people in in many legacy financial institutions where the leadership had been there for forty years. They're surrounded by other leaders had been there for forty years. So the hearing the same vibe back and forth and employees are chilly feeling threatened by digital transformation because in their mind and no one's cured them this proven differently that their jobs are at risk and the reality is and it seems to me and talking you and it's always been the case since i've known you for over a decade in that when you're an innovation when your digital transformation and digital product area and and all that you you find that your organization while big really is quite nimble and flexible and has always taken on the culture being innovative doing the little things better than others and i think while many times i'm talking about these mid sized banks are in the the bad spot right now because they're to legacy and now we're seeing combination of two legacy organizations in many cases go does it. Just make a a bigger bank. And i don't mean that derogatory but it comes off that way in a culture and leadership. You had that in place already. That really helps. It helps lakisha. it helps to bbva. It helps you know number. Ve organizations obviously in china but you find this to be something that you'd almost taken for granted now or is it something. You're grateful for daily. Yeah gets taken for granted at all. I'm grateful for it daily. You know we started the innovation function twelve thirteen years ago and we were one of early ones right in the banking space to do that. And part of what we were doing at the time was recognizing that the world was changing around us when we needed to start to find our way towards hell could. We compete more like a fintech or a startup an early stage entity..
"forty years" Discussed on LensWork
"I suppose. It's not all that often that you'll hear podcast in it that he's been making a mistake for some forty years. But that's what i'm going to do is confess that i think i've made a critical mistake which i didn't even know i was making until i started this big downsizing project as i prepare to hit the road. I've been going through all my flat files artwork and my light impressions boxes realizing i have a tremendous amount of really wonderful artwork. Some of it's actually my own if that's not too braggadocious to say so but the vast majority of it are prince. That have come my way either. Because i've purchased them. Because i've traded for them because people have gifted artwork to me. I own drawer after drawer after drawer box after box after box of this really terrific stuff and the revelation in the mistake that i've made all these years is simply this. Why have i left it in drawers and boxes and closets and tucked away. It's preserved archival e stored is suppose for the future. That's a good thing. But i've missed forty years of enjoying this artwork because i was so concerned about it being carefully protected that i kept it stored away. Art work is not intended to be stored away. No artists. You me included. Make artwork with the idea that i hope someone puts it in a box somewhere in a closet but so many times. That's exactly what we do. The mistake i've obviously made is not bringing that artwork out from time to time. Partly i think for a legitimate reason that framing is so cumbersome and so expensive the to bring artwork out to display it can be both costly and a little bit of a hassle so we tend so many of us anyway tend to take a piece of work put it in a frame put it on the wall and it stays there for years and years and in the meantime in those boxes in the storage closet are all really terrific artwork. That never sees the light of day so now that i find myself in this down sizing project. i'm making some decisions about some artwork. Just can't go with me. A lot of artwork just can't go with me in the first place. The trailer is small enough. That i don't have any room for big prince. Maybe there's one place. I could put a sixteen by twenty and that is if covered up television screen with a big print. I could probably have one on display. But what i've discovered is that there are lots of areas in the trailer where i have room for. Small prints and by small prints. I'm talking about basically thirteen by nineteen or smaller. Certainly eleven by fourteen. Eight by tan's. I have plenty of room for those. I'll talk more about that in just a minute. The initial point is however. I think that it's worth it to think. Carefully about storing artwork versus living with artwork. I'm disposing of some work. Now that i just don't have room for. That's quite wonderful. That i missed the opportunity to live with it. Some of these pieces. I've owned since my very first days in photography and now that i'm disposing of them i'll never have the opportunity to live with them. And to some degree that breaks my heart a little bit. I feel badly for the photographers whose work didn't get to be a part of my life. Even though they were gracious enough to sell it to me or trade me for it or give it to me and yet i haven't done them the service that they deserved by taking a little bit of my life and living with their artwork. I think living with artwork is really the only way to appreciate it because we can't really understand a piece of artwork unless we see it in a variety of times of day in a variety of moods and a variety of weather under different lighting conditions. We can't just glance at a piece of artwork and say we really know it. We have to live with it and we certainly don't do that when it's locked up in a box tucked away and isn't enjoyed in all of the opportunities that we