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Trump Lawyer Dumped After Claiming Hugo Chavez Rigged U.S. Election
"Governor Chris Christie is telling President Trump the election is over, and it's time to concede thoroughly. Kessler reports. The content of the president's legal team has been a national embarrassment. Chris Christie telling ABC s this week It's clear. Joe Biden won fairly despite Trump's lawyers claims of massive improprieties the alleged fraud outside the courtroom, But when they go inside the courtroom, they don't plead fraud and they don't argue, fraud. One lawyer Sidney Powell, now out, also claimed that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dead since 2013 was responsible for Trump's election loss.
Fresh update on "hugo chavez" discussed on John Howell
"With charts in grass and characteristically calm demeanor, the vice president of the United States, Mike Pence. Let another press conference this one with the White House Coronavirus task Force. While that second press conference was underway, I believe Phil Wegmans phone went off. It was a text message. From inside the White House. The call's coming from inside and it's it red. Wow. Mike Pence looks very presidential know. And as Philip said that was a senior administration official. Phil, Welcome back to Double D l sir. Before we get into the meat of your piece. Can you please tell us here in Chicago on Double DS who? Inside the White House texted you? I can. But there are plenty of folks who are thinking it right now. Just to follow up, though That was somebody inside the White House kind of kind of touting how presidential Mike Pence looked. This is last week. That is correct. And as your old the clashing images kind of underscore The different themes and the Trump world right now and how they're colliding and haven't even up to today with the pardoning of Michael Flynn. Mike Pence looks better, each and every day to what's left of what might be called the mainstream Republican Party, doesn't he? Very much so and something that's interesting is to watch Pence navigate this current contested election. You have a lot of Republicans over in Congress who are looking to the vice president's example because they're trying to figure out when they can finally say this thing is finally over or when they need to tow the line. And as of right now, they see pence as the you know, steady hand on the wheel has this controversy continues, But he went through his entire news conference regarding the virus last week without once Mention any sort of Discrepancy in voting in any state didn't mentioned. I don't think you mentioned the president's name. I guess he did mention the president's name, but he certainly didn't even mention Rudy Giuliani's name. He's cutting a wide swath, isn't he? No, absolutely. And you see Pence staying loyal to the president, but sort of tiptoeing his way around this issue we reported in the weeks after You know the election You had the vice president, saying that all the votes needed to be counted. He actually went and spoke Tonto Conference by the end America's Foundation. Um, you know, giving the same message saying that conservatives needed to hold fast. But things are changing very quickly, for instance, have that press conference by Rudy Giuliani, one of the president's other lawyers, Sidney Powell, was there and she offered a theory about why the president had lost. That theory involved allegations that the voting machines were hacked and that they were hacked by an associate of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Sidney Powell is no longer in member of the president's legal team. It seems that some some accusations are just too far. And since then we've seen you know, President Trump, not alike dismissed. Lenny Powell, But he has given his go ahead to the General Services Administration to continue the transition. Still, Wegmann of real clear politics is the White House reporter joining us here on Double DS. One more follow up on Sidney Powell. Um, has any crack and been released yet? To your knowledge, someone remarks to me that it was less of a crack in and more of Ah cuttlefish. She makes very explosive allegations. But, um, a lot of folks have been willing to take her seriously up until the moment when she refused to Um, show evidence for her claims at this point. Some of these allegations without evidence certainly seem to be the inverse image of some of the allegations that were leveled against President Trump after 2016 when it came to questions of Russian collusion. I think that there are a lot of conservatives on the right who just want this to be over. Phil. Do you think that Pence has his own constituency without overt endorsement from Donald Trump? I mean, if he wanted to make a bid for 2024, assuming that Donald Trump's not going to stand for election again. It would take Donald Trump's I guess he would have to be the king maker for the Trumpian world to accept Mike Pence. Mike Pence is basically Nancy Reagan Light at this point, the ice of the mega world, isn't he Mike Pence is certainly a very ambitious guy. I I wouldn't count him out for 2024, but he is very much attached at the hip with Donald Trump. And while the Magda Bass Loves him for being loyal to the president, especially during you know, some of the more trying moments like impeachment or cove it Mike Pence doesn't light up a room the same way Donald Trump does. And it's gonna be interesting to see that's what I'm sure will be interesting to see if Republicans want to go with a new face in 2024. Perhaps they Uh, Senator Hawley or Rubio or come or if the Magda bass flocks to pence and reward him for his service. Don't see it happening. I think Mike Pence is a solid bureaucratic choice, but I think the party no longer looks to that. Set of skills as a potential candidate after Donald Trump. I think it has to be somebody Maurin his sort of vein or the man himself in 2024 Philip. Thank you very much for your time. Happy Thanksgiving and stay a safest possible. It's very odd year of 2020. Hey, you two I've tried 100 cases. I prosecuted some of the most dangerous criminals in the world. I know crimes. I can smell him. You don't have to smell this one. I can prove it to 18 different ways. A tale of two Trumpers. America has never been more prepared to combat this virus, then we are today. Are pledged to each and every American looking on today. Is we're gonna work around the clock to keep it that way. Rob, do you by chance? Could you send me your best green being casserole recipe? No, sir. I find green bean casserole. Incredibly repellent. Well, I admire you going. Right. You know, I was going to say this earlier and I decided not to visit. I want offend people, especially as a national holiday. But I'm not a big turkey guy myself. I find it. It's you know, someone slimy, You know, the day after. I know, I know. I'm sorry. I said it out loud but Never Turkey. Once years. Fine with me. That's that's plenty, but I'm looking for a good green bean casserole recipe with Campbell's mushroom soup. I think that personifies slime. My my grandmother made everything. I mean everything with Campbell's cream of mushroom soup. Every dish she ever made, which they were not very many to be honest with you. Was always made with Campbell's cream of mushroom soup that she poured over meatloaf over everything under over in between, just it was just Campbell's mushroom soup. And when I went to college, she was gracious enough. Give me her old copy of a Betty Crocker cookbook. And she wrote in the margins on how to make these recipes, which were very, very simplistic recipes, and they always includes like a Betty Crocker slash Campbell Soup Recipe book. Recipe book book and gave that to me, and I'm sure that I out of all the books that have come and gone from my library. I probably would have kept that one just as a momento. My grandmother who has been gone for many, many years, but not a great cook, but nonetheless a great great grandma. Anyway. Rob have a terrific holiday weekend, Sir John to you as well. Take care. Are you essentially off the hook? Or do you have to pull a lot of duty over these next four days back on Monday? All right, and show you enjoy your time off. 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"hugo chavez" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Is a complicated place. You need someone to expose the political fakers, fixers and takers and cut through the mindless chatter and misdirection to help you make sense of it. All That person is Dan. Croft. But this is the damn profit show. Welcome back to the show follows a damn prop showed calmly confined podcasting program as you can on Spotify, an iTunes at damn prop show and that damn problem Social media, including parlor in the recent entrance into parlor, the parlor arena, so enjoying that getting back toc, the election challenges and all of the detail that was laid out by Rudy Giuliani and Sydney Paolo yesterday, focusing on Sidney Powell. Cause. I think she has the tougher case to make out certainly tougher case to pull together the necessary evidence Toe, perhaps support the Inclusion of forensic software experts, Tonto get hold of source code from these election machine vendors and whatnot and I got to say I mean And I'm not ready Killings Powell here but just on the merits. Her opening statement at that press conference on Thursday afternoon was something out of a John le Carre spy novel. What we're really dealing with here and uncovering more by the day. Is the massive influence of communists money through Venezuela, Cuba and likely China in the interference with our elections here in the United States. The Dominion voting Systems, The Smartmatic technology software and the software that goes in other computerized voting systems here as well, Not just a million were created in billions in Venezuela. At the direction of Hugo Chavez to make sure he never lost an election after one constitutional referendum came out the way he did not want it to come out. We have one very strong witness who has explained how it all works. His affidavit is attached to the pleadings of Linwood. In the lawsuit he filed in Georgia. It is a stunning, detailed affidavit because he was with Hugo Chavez while he was being briefed on how it worked. He was with you guys Chavez when he saw it operate to make sure the election came out his way. That was the express purpose for creating this software. He has seen it operate. And as soon as he saw the multiple states shut down the voting at the On the night of the election, he knew the same thing was happening here that that was what had gone on. For more on this and reaction. We're pleased to be joined again by Scott McKay, publisher of the Hayride contributor to American Spectator, Scott, Thanks for being with us. Hey, Thanks for having me. She described the crack in. She didn't release it on Thursday afternoon. Yeah, I think that's right. I crack. It needs to be released in court, right? I mean, these air sort of evidentiary matters that have to be, uh, put out before a trier of fact, which the media in America is, You know, it's not if it ever has been Um, So you know, I think it Zook to preview it and I You know, one of the things that strikes me about that entire press conference yesterday is Overwhelming media reaction to the, uh, you know, to the point that well, you know, this is a lot of baseless allegations. And you know, you didn't say that about Jeffrey Goldberg. When he brought out this suckers and losers thing. With anonymously, you know, source that unsourced allegations You didn't say that about The New York Times is Quote unquote expose of Trump's tax records or the trump Russia thing, or any of these other things that were clearly baseless or, you know, shot only source. And yet, you know they're running around with affidavits. That you know, it's okay to call it hotly contested or controversial. There were around saying it's baseless and, you know, I think it was obvious by city Powell's tone. That she understood what she was saying was Massive and historic and that you know that the implications off Those allegations are, you know, massive and historic and you know, it's basically the end of her career if she can, at least Get people to discuss what she's saying. In serious terms, Um, ran that It's an uphill battle because the media is not gonna Give her the time of day on this. They're going to call her a kook. Yeah, no, I I think that's all right. And the the challenge he has is getting from and by the way, the idea that space is number one after David's not baseless that Rudy Giuliani is right to say that is evidence. It's evidence that could be contested but still evidence. These are still real people. Making statements under threat of perjury number to the sum of the history of these companies and question is really not in controversy. There are there have been controversies around them that are relevant. It doesn't mean that voter fraud occurred. It doesn't mean that they Where the purveyors of any said voter fraud, But you can't say that these air just baseless accusations. I mean, there's historical record here. But it seems to me that she's got to get over the hurdle of getting AH, handle on the back end of these systems toe, see if there are trails that can substantiate this story that she's telling it. Have you? No forensic computer software auditors on the systems T O make out her claiming it's gonna take more than affidavits, I guess is the upshot is going to take some physical evidence. Yeah, I think that's I think that's true. And you know you're going to need a large mountain of Eyewitness testimony, whether it's from whistleblowers inside those companies or election officials and you know, and another such things. Um you know which You know, it's Sidney Powell didn't build a reputation is one of the best lawyers in the country, You know, not being able to do these things. So you know, I mean, I think it xcar tingly, Valid. Tonto have watched that press conference and go. Wow, They're gonna need to prove all this stuff. But, you know, just having that reaction does not mean that you dismissed the entire thing as oh, You'll never prove that Assumedly. They recognized the difficulty of the task and are prepared for, you know, dealing with that. And if so, then obviously You know you're talking about from Ah, the the practice of law. I mean, you have shot the moon and you've made yourself a legend. If you're able to make this kind of stuff stick, so You know, we'll see. I mean, I think you're right in that. You know Rudy's presentation, which had to do with the old school voter fraud stuff. I mean, I think most almost everything that Rudy said. Um, Woz pretty unassailable. I mean, if you if you start talking about Pennsylvania and essentially the allegation as you run in one election and the Republican counties and another election in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh And that that's a classic equal protection case. Um, if you can prove all of these different things, which most of most of it in Pennsylvania is not all that hard to prove, right?.
Fresh update on "hugo chavez" discussed on Greater LA
"Right and center. You're listening to all the president's lawyers. The podcast about all of President Trump's legal issues, and Ken White is with me can is my co host, a criminal defense attorney and former federal prosecutor. He writes The Pope hat report which you can subscribe to on sub Stack. Hello, Ken. Hello, Josh. Welcome back. If anything's broken, it was like that when I found it. There has been some tension this week among the president's legal team, or at least among people who purport to be the president's legal team. The campaign, the Trump campaign put out a statement saying that Sydney pal who listeners to this show will recall as Michael Flynn's bombastic lawyer, saying she does not represent the campaign. Nor does she represent the president in his personal capacity. She is practicing law on her own, the campaign says. Now. Just days ago, Powell appeared at a press conference with Rudy Giuliani, where she alleged a wide conspiracy by Hugo Chavez, who I will note has been dead for seven years. Use voting machines to change votes away from Donald Trump toward Joe Biden. Later in the week, she alleged that Georgia Republican governor Brian Camp had been bribed by Communists to allow Joe Biden toe win his state. This allegation, along with the Trump teams, bruising loss in a Pennsylvania federal court seems to have been a bridge too far for the president who had his other lawyers cut this lawyer loose S O Ken this statement from the Trump campaign, saying Sidney Powell is quote practicing law on her own unquote. What does that even mean? It doesn't lawyer have to have a client. What would it is the idea that she's representing herself. Can you practice law in your own? Well, Josh under typical circumstances, whether or not you represent someone is not quite such a philosophical question. It's actually illegal one usually governed by things like retainer agreements and appearances on someone's behalf. In that type of thing. The Trump statement was vague and notably vague because you'd have to notice. It didn't say that. She was never there lawyer that she never was part of the legal team instead of just said she isn't now, And this was complicated when Powell Shortly before he recorded this released a statement of her own saying. That's right. There was never a retainer agreement. They never paid me. I am not their attorney. And then went on to a digression about communists from Serbia, Um undermining the vote and Serbia Serbia also hunk that's a new one, right? I think so. I think it's safe to say that his new Josh Ondo also something about a crack and being on steroids, and frankly, I was laughing too hard to keep reading at that point, But they are being very vague about whether she ever had any sort of legal role. But it's very clear that now they're saying she does not. S so it's not clear what standing she does have other than the sort of free floating crusader for truth, Justice and opposition to the service. I suppose, uh, this could create some interesting problems later, when people start asking Well, when was she a lawyer for them? And can we get a look at any of her communications with the Trump team? Because if she wasn't anyone's lawyer Then those communications are not attorney client privileged. Would that end up mattering and practice here? I mean, if you would have to have a subpoena or something for those communications. Is there any reason that there would be an investigation that would uncover the president's communications with Sidney Powell to the extent that she was not his attorney? I suppose only if there is some sort of inquiry into this whole hot mess of how this litigation unfolded, which hopefully there won't be because it would be ridiculous and counterproductive. But it's just not a good way to run a railroad, Josh to two Get up on the podium and present yourself. It's a part of the legal team and then later in a series of vague statements from both sides that you're not part of the legal team. It just invites trouble. Well, so among the other signs that Sidney Powell was maybe not ever. The president's lawyer, She never appeared on his behalf in court in the way that Rudy Giuliani did, which we will discuss in a moment on, so if your role as a lawyer is basically to be a glorified public relations person, we've seen a lot of that over the last few years. That doesn't does that carry any of the professional responsibilities associated with being a lawyer and being a member of the bar. I mean both Palin, Giuliani have made statements in these press conferences that are wild lies. Um, in some cases will discuss in a moment, I think defamatory toward a number of people in entities eyes that an ethical violation can you be disbarred for conduct That doesn't happen in court. But that happens at a press conference. Well, does a good question. I certainly um normally attorney client services relate to law and legal advice and not other types of advice. Like, um Business advice or public relations advice. But here I think it's likely that if there were ever any sort of bar inquiry that what Powell on Giuliani of doing is so intertwined with the legal things that the Trump campaign are doing that it would be very difficult for them. To argue that they're not acting in a legal capacity that said, it's very rare for the various state bars to really take action about this type of thing about what I'll call You know, General public dip a supposed to things being done specific in court s O. The state bar's remain up the poor Avenue, Tonto police, this particular type of bad behavior. They have their hands full, just with people ripping off. Client trust accounts and bad behavior, actually in court. So one thing that occurs to me in terms of reason that we could eventually have discovery of some of the communications among these people as if there were to be a defamation suit. Now, if you were Dominion voting systems. Which has been falsely accused of being at the center of some Venezuelan communist conspiracy to steal the election. It's quite conceivable that that is damaging to Dominions business interests as a vendor of voting machines to governments. They've been both accused of this serious criminal activity and placed the center of a political controversy. That might discourage procurement officers, an election offices around the country or maybe even around the world from buying their equipment. Couldn't they? Sewell these people for defamation and wouldn't they actually have a pretty strong claim compared to some of the other defamation claims that we've discussed here? Where you know, the statement is obviously in laughably false. The set of statements made about two million and quite obviously damaging to Dominions financial interests. I think they probably do have a good defamation case because these people Giuliani and Powell and all these people have been making Provably false statements of fact about them, Uh, despite very strong indications that they're false. This is kind of classic actual malice where you're ignoring huge big signs of what you're saying is absolutely not true. Under normal circumstances, you would say doesn't make sense to sue. Because then you're just giving the whole issue. Maura attention that you know, you don't get in a fight with a lunatic in a defamation case for Dominion, though they may have no choice. In fact, they have toe take some avenue to try to clear their name because I think right now, um they're going to be fairly radioactive. Not for any Rational reason. But just because of the crazies who believe anything sort of Cuban on contingent are going to be outraged if they're hired anyplace and, well, you know, primary any politician who agrees to using them in the States and For no good reason for no rational reason. I think it's going to be very difficult for them to get hired. Let's talk about some of the actual legal proceedings because it ongoing theme has been Trump representatives, making claims on television and other public forums that they're unwilling to actually make in court. Where would be perjury to make false claims on so Rudy Giuliani, who has been alleging this wide conspiracy also argued a case in a federal court in Pennsylvania. Making a much more narrow set of claims and not alleging some widespread fraud in the state of Pennsylvania, actually not alleging fraud..
Giuliani peddles election conspiracy theories and falsehoods.
"Georgia audit now. Complete the hand count of nearly five million votes reaffirming biden the winner. The first democratic presidential candidate to win the state in nearly thirty years. There was news today about michigan as well where the president lost by about one hundred and forty eight thousand votes. we've now learned. The president has called hit called republican officials in wayne county home to detroit and michigan an eleventh-hour attempt to invalidate votes president trump calling on state. Republicans sleep tonight on your side. History will be on your side. You're conscious side and more knows when you go to meet your maker. Your soul is going to be very very war that along with legal challenges playing out in several states and a public campaign. Alleging voter fraud without evidence here to break it down for us. Chief white house correspondent. Jonathan karl jonathan. It is hard to know where to begin with all of the legal challenges that seem to spin each day. Let's backtrack just a little bit in michigan. With the on again off again certification of votes by canvassers in wayne county and the president reaching out to state leaders. Where does all the stand well You know the the these two republican members of the canvassing board had. I said that they were not going to certify the election and they said they agreed to certify it and then we we learned that the president called them directly. You imagine that you are a local local official on a canvassing board In wayne county michigan and your phone rings and it's donald trump the president of the united states. So it's quite a bit of you know it's quite a bit of leverage with president has and he talked to them but the bottom line is they have certified. It's hard to see out. There are no kind of take back. So we accept the wayne county certification just as we accepted every one of our eighty three counties certification as it was properly made in public vote in public meeting And now moving forward and calling on the board of state canvassers to do the same now. The president is also going to be reaching out in meeting with the republican leaders of the state legislature in In michigan Bringing them to the white house for a meeting and this as his legal team is suggesting that maybe the direction they want to go is to go directly to state legislatures to essentially overrule. How their states voted And to send their own electors to the electoral college. American democracy cracked last night. But it didn't break michelle. I gotta say it's it's a it's a crazy idea. It's basically it's talk of nullifying in election. And i and i should point out that even though these republican leaders From michigan or to meet with the president They have both been on record saying that. That is not the way. It works in michigan state. Legislature doesn't simply you know. Look the other way and not do something on its own in the face of what happened On election day but yet here we are and in terms of all of this is any of its seen as any type of interference. We've got a president a sitting president as well as a candidate in an election. Making phone calls as well as meeting with people that are involved directly with the election. Well there's a lot of strange activity is ranging a lot of questions and we also had a One of i think probably the most bizarre press conference. I've ever seen tied to a president. Good afternoon and thank you. Very much for coming guiliani. And the president's legal team held a press conference at the republican national committee headquarters in washington that you know. Frankly i i. I really don't know how to describe it as the except to say it was unhinged and what emerged very quickly is because it's not a singular voter fraud in one state. This pattern repeats itself in a number. Isn't there was vast conspiracy talk. President trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it and there was a conspiracy that included a the clinton foundation. That could have been mickey mouse. That could have been a dead person even a mention of hugo chavez who died i don't know i think about seven years ago. These people were further away than my cousin. Vinny was from witnessed. They couldn't see a thing. It would vary very strange. Strange press conference the real thing you need to know though. Is that the legal cases that have been brought by the by. The trump team are going nowhere. They have lost over and over again and they've been forced to withdraw lawsuits while there quickly running out of time on this and so with where we're at with this giuliani and his briefing in the president. Set to meet with people today from those canvassers in that area where republicans at what's the endgame. Republicans for the most part are saying that the president should be allowed to pursue his legal challenges. A as far as they may go to be proof but they're also not for the most part repeating these crazy allegations and privately. They're saying that they know the president's laws have you seen that. I haven't seen proof yet. How many lives do you think are at risk here if this transition remained stalled. Well look. We've you've heard the projections projections. Are that if nothing fundamentally changes between now and beginning february we're like to lose up to four hundred total of four hundred thousand lives and other one hundred fifty thousand lives but of course we're in the middle of the national health crisis we're in the middle of a pandemic and the world doesn't stop. Stir president-elect what do you think the president is doing. What are americans witnessing here. We choose my words think. They're witnessing an incredible irresponsibility credibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions. And i think it is and because of the president's refusal to acknowledge What happened in the election. Well i don't know his motive. But i just think it's totally irresponsible. The team of president elect now biden is not getting the briefings. They're not coordinating with the warp speed team on the vaccine. All all the things that are going to have to be carried out by the biden administration They've been stonewalled by by the president's refusal to accept the election
Fresh "Hugo Chavez" from Chris Salcedo
"And every single year I have to go chasing my inflatables down the street because of high winds. I don't know why I don't learn But I just couldn't put out inflatables. So my my girlfriend, she comes down during the break and she comes down and she says, very deadpan. San is down the street and I just face palm. I knew exactly what that meant and it Zenit's funny. Just because it's so ridiculous that every single year I've got to go chase Santa Down the street. I believe that this will be the last year for the Santa inflatable in my home now onto some serious business, Don't you know? That the cracking they're supposed to be released today. Sidney Powell was on with Lou Dobbs last night, and it does sound ready as she does sound ready to release this document or the very least what she wants to do is filed this lawsuit. Against Dominion and Dominion voting machines, its origins in Venezuela. He asked her. Okay, So what exactly are you doing in Georgia? The software was created and used in Venezuela to control the elections and make sure that Hugo Chavez was always reelected. It's a zoo, the dictator of Venezuelan what appeared to be quote free and fair elections and quote But they were manipulated by the software used in the Dominion machines and used by other machines in the United States. Frankly, and we're just continuing to be inundated by evidence of all the frauds here in every manner and means of fraud. You could possibly think of All right. So the question is what exact evidence is there? And when will she be presenting it? As far as Dominion goes, the accusation he is that their machines can be hacked or used to turn trump ballots into Biden ballots. That is the accusation. There been so many claims of ballot harvesting, double voting dead people voting no access by GOP officials to oversee the county process. A massive ballot, dumb says Suddenly, the counting stopped and started again all of these accusations. There's affidavits that they say will prove each and every one of these allegations, but the Big Kahuna. If you will a fraud in this election, it's all going to focus on these Dominion voting machines because, according to Cindy, Sidney Powell, and some of these other folks within the Trump legal team, millions of votes were cast for Donald Trump. And were flipped to Joe Biden. Now the question is, it's one thing to make the accusation. It's another thing to have proof. Well, she says that she's ready to release the crackin on Georgia. When shall we expect your lawsuit? Well, I think another later than tomorrow. It's just gonna be it's. It's a massive document today, and it's gonna have a lot of exhibits. And on who will be the defendant or defendants. The defendants are going to be folks in Georgia who are responsible for supposedly making sure the elections and Georgia are done properly. And there are just countless incidents of voter fraud and election fraud writ large in Georgia. So George is right now going through a second recount and remember she has had City Palace had her sights on Georgia for weeks now recall what she said last weekend. Going after the secretary of state and governor camp, she said. This on Newsmax George is probably going to be the first state. I'm going to blow up and Mr Camp in the secretary of state need to go with it because they're in on the Dominion's scam. What their last minute purchases Reward of a contract. The Dominion of $100 Million. The State Bureau of Investigation for Georgia ought to be looking into financial benefits received by Mr Kemp and and the secretary of state. So so these air, very serious accusations. Because basically what she's accusing the governor and the secretary of state of is getting kickbacks from some of these different cos. Now I want you to listen carefully. To the follow up question on Newsmax. And this is where you know I can't win for losing is a talk show host because I once Sidney Powell I've been watching her for for months now. I want her to go beyond the generalities of an accusation and actually bring proof evidence. So that we can all move on one way or another. She's got to do it very quickly. But I want you to listen to how she frames the follow up question from the guys at Newsmax family about that time. Another benefit Dominion up it was created to award is what I would call election insurance just to clarify. You're saying the governor camp who's been a long time ally of the president? Is directly involved because of financial benefit in the conspiracy to defeat the president in Georgia. We have certainly been told that there is evidence of that and We have certainly been told there is evidence of that. Okay, So if I'm going on television, and I am laying down these accusations You shouldn't be doing it based on what you've been told, you should be doing it based on the actual evidence that you have in hand Now, Every time I go down this road I hear from Trump supporters who say that I'm not being supportive of Donald Trump. I am a supporter of the Constitution. I'm a supporter of free and fair elections. I'm a supporter of elections that have credibility and integrity. And so for Sidney Powell if she's going to make this accusation against governor camp in the secretary of state of Georgia Then there better be some teeth behind it, and I'll be honest with you. I believe that she knows better, So I'm sure that it's more than just somebody told us But But here's more his directly involved because of financial benefit in the conspiracy to defeat the president in Georgia. We have certainly been told that there is evidence of that and would warrant investigation. If anybody were actually going to do an honest investigation, or could you tell us about that alleged conspiracy? His the governor's Can't Yeah. I can't give you any more details on that now, but it would certainly warrant an investigation or could have been reported to me as a law enforcement officer. I would be investigating it steadfastly. Alright, so apparently we're going to get some sort of crack and related lawsuit at some point today in Georgia, according to Sidney Powell, and we'll have to see what happens. I know a lot of people. Are looking forward to this document. By the way, I've got a couple of more sound bites from Sidney Powell. And what is next for her coming up Next on New Starkey 20, WB ape. It's Rick Roberts. And this is Laura Trump on what went wrong with this election. We're working really hard every day to prove that and to show the fraud out there to make sure that this isn't just.
Judge lifts stay on sale of Venezuela's US refineries
"R. U. S. judge approved moving forward with the sale of Venezuela's prized U. S. based said coal refineries this takes the bankrupt Canadian mining company crystal X. one step closer to collecting one point four billion dollars it lost in a decade old takeover of its Venezuelan operation by the late socialist president Hugo Chavez Friday's ruling strikes a blow to Venezuela's opposition led by one by dole the opposition was banking on profits from Houston based citgo to finance the crisis torn nation's recovery if they were ever able to force president Nicolas Maduro from power citgo has three refineries in the U. S. and provides between five and ten percent of U. S. gasoline
Fresh update on "hugo chavez" discussed on The KFBK Morning News
"MV director, Steve Gordon, saying that they were denied permission to put their chosen messages on personalized license plates. D M V siding that those messages were offensive. Federal judge ruled that it violates freedom of speech granted in the first Amendment, However, the judge clarified that D M B could deny plates that are considered obscene, profane or contain hate speech because those fall outside of First Amendment protections Incinerator news 93.1 kfbk food banks around the country are reporting long lines and right here at home food insecurity is a growing problem. If the case Aubrey Aquino talks the local food banks to find out how they're providing meals for the community at River City, and L grow food banks. They're both reporting similar trends this year, Morita Kino says an Elk grove She's finding many first time families in need. And overall, the number of people being served is at an all time high. 30% of the people who need help with food right now, our first time. In their life that they've ever reached up to the food bank. So I think that's really unique. And we're seeing people from all walks of life. Very diverse community of need right now, both food banks say so far they've been able to meet the needs, but they can use more volunteers and also, monetary donations are preferred so they can purchase the items necessary to keep up with demand. Aubrey Aquino News 93.1 KFBK. Also in the news on this Wednesday morning, the country on track to distribute 40 million doses of covert 19 vaccine by the end of the year. KFBK Tom Roberts says more Operation warp Speed General Gustav Purna said an initial shipment of 6.8 months In doses could be delivered to states as early as December. 12th. However, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar says most Americans won't have access to a vaccine until sometime between April and June of next year. That's due to first responders and high risk patients taking priority. Tom Roberts News 93.1 kfbk President elect Joe Biden is previewing his agenda for the 1st 100 days in office. KFBK is Mark Mayfield reports. In an interview with NBC News. Biden said one of his biggest priorities is to take action on an immigration bill. I will send a immigration bill. For the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people America, The former VP would also eliminate executive orders that President Trump made concerning the environment. Mark Mayfield News 93.1 KFBK. There's word this morning that Meghan Markle is talking about a recent miscarriage cave because Nick um, a guy who says more on that the Duchess of Sussex has written an article for The New York Times about the miscarriage she had back in July while getting her son Archie out of his crib. Marchal writes that when it happened, she dropped to the floor with arching her arms humming a lullaby to keep them both calm, she says. I knew as I clutch my firstborn child that I was losing my second week in the girl. Hiss news 93.1 kfbk one Quicker entertainment note for you this morning in the Cinda, Trevor Noah, the word is is going to be hosting the 2020 Grammy Awards. It's going to be on January 31st on CBS. I bring that up because this morning in our entertainment, saying that we're gonna be talking a little bit about some of the artists who were nominated and some who are not too happy about either not being nominated or in some cases. Nominated in the category. They don't want to be nominated in so at any rate, that's kind of the issue, but we'll be hitting that in our entertainment report. It is time now at the 6054 are featured audio clip of this hour on this Wednesday morning, and it has to do with Attorney Sidney Powell. And boy have people got to know her. Over the last two weeks, she was a leading member of the Trump campaign legal team before she was pushed aside in recent days by the White House, and this morning, she is doubling down on her allegations of massive voter fraud in the election with corrupt voting machines and software. Not backing off doubling down. Here's what she told Fox News. It is our featured audio clip this hour. There's no doubt that the software was created and used in Venezuela. To control the elections and make sure that Hugo Chavez was always reelected. It's a zoo, the dictator of Venezuelan what appeared to be quote free and fair elections in quote But they were manipulated by the software used in the Dominion machines and used by other machines in the United States. Frankly, and we're just continuing to be inundated by evidence of all the frogs here and every manner and means of fraud. You could possibly think of. So she says. She's there still being inundated with evidence. But again, we get back to that same old line that where is the evidence? They have not produced it in court. Ah, Rudy Giuliani and the Trump campaign team legal team. They have separated themselves from her. But as you just heard, she's still out there banging the drum. On the same mantra that we have heard. I suspect going forward, no matter how this plays out in terms of, you know the smooth transition, and it seems now that the president Trump in his administration is on their way to transition. Whether or not he concedes or not, is still open, separate discussion, but I I suspect that she's going to continue investigating this. The other thing that we need to keep in mind is after Joe Biden very likely takes over. There is going to be a big debate in this country about mail in ballots and mail in voting. We haven't hit that yet. But that's coming. Because there are many people who are very concerned about just how secure this whole meal in Balad mail in voting system is and of course, ah, lot of places have been doing it for a long time. Yeah, but not on this scale. I mean, this is a massive scale, and and that was the problem. The problem was, you just couldn't control it. It's not. It's not about necessary longevity. That's not the issue here about history. I mean, California's headed for some time I've done it. Means how I I've done for many, many years. I had to do it when I was a reporter, because sometimes I'd be sent out of state. We're not always where we are right where we allegedly reside. Right. So you know it has going on, and it's worked fine in some circumstances, but it was not at this scale ever before, so And anyway, I don't know that Sydney Paul is necessarily going to leave the lexicon, you know? Well, I think at this point, she has to just stick to what she's been saying. She's not backing off here. Your top national stories from ABC News I'm.
Explainer 185: Bobi Wines red beret
"The current experiences of the United States should you would think they'd all nations for roll time from allowing celebrities usually entertainers or sports folk loose in the political sphere. It should of course be noted that the US is not not presently unique in succumbing to this fully Ukraine's. President is a comedian Liberia's of football Pakistan's. Prime Minister is a cricketer later. Dozens of lesser offices around the world are held by people who were helped into them buying name recognition acquired in other fields. Well let me tell you something. The answer is clear for the people to win. Politics as usual must lose so things considered it is not that all surprising that a popstar should fancy himself president Uganda Amazon Robert Trigger Alani Santana who performs under the name bobby wine was elected elected to Uganda's parliament in two thousand seventeen he stood as an independent in a by election in Dondo East and one big. I've come the parliament at a very sensitive time. I've just taken an oath to defend resolve and protect the constitution of the Republic Sleep of Uganda and that is going to be my major major goal right now since then wine has positioned himself for the next presidential election due in two thousand and twenty one among the symbols identifying his movement is the red beret worn by whine and his appearance it bears an emblem of of a clenched fist over a map of Uganda and the Motto People Power Our power but not for much longer if a new rule announced by Uganda's the government is observed a useful regulation has been discovered under which it is against the law for civilians to sport military clothing and some units of the Ganden People's defence force notably its military police wear red berries therefore the wearing of the red beret by non soldiers is henceforth punishable by up to five years in the clink. Bobi wine is among those skeptical that this decision is exclusively motivated by a desire to protect the integrity of the Ugandan army's insignia. It is wind said a sham. It is a blatant attempt to suffocate a successful threat to the autocratic status quo. This is pretty obviously correct. It also prompt the interesting question of exactly Walt Uganda's powers that be scared off at which point joint a recap of Uganda's powers that be or more accurately is this area peaceful full in spite of the nobody would start with a piece of Uganda Yoweri Musevenei now seventy five has been president of Uganda since one thousand nine hundred eighty six and plans to run again in two thousand and twenty one by the standards of Ugandan presidents most of any hasn't done a bad job but those standards were set by Idi Amin and Milton Obote both mad and terrible men Mussolini any to his credit played a considerable role in toppling both however as is invariably the case with overstaying and under challenged leaders. Musevenei has become complacent and his government corrupt Transparency International's global corruption index ranks Uganda slightly less bent than as a John which is basically owned by one family and slightly more so than the Central African Republic which is barely governed at all Uganda's population is young young more than three quarters of its people have been born during Musevini's rule and did he is restless certainly sufficiently so to take its chances with sorry pop singer. It's what they bring me. Wine can and claim reasonably that the leap from musician to politician is not in his case a long one. He has been keen campaigner on several issues and many the songs he has recorded in his studio in Cam. What you're a disheveled neighborhood of Kampala have addressed social injustice to the extent that in August he he was charged with intending to alarm annoy or ridicule President Musevini. Yeah this is not the only legal jeopardy presently hanging over wine he also faces charges of incitement to violence and treason and potentially a life sentence. If convicted wine claims that these charges are politically motivated and it would be very far from the first time that Musevini the people acting on his behalf have attempted to arrest opponents into submission invoking article twenty nine of the Constitution. We've got Dante's every citizen the right to assemble and demonstrate we are going to do this peacefully and take me on on the clube wine says he and his supporters. I will continue to wear the red beret. This is arguably a missed opportunity wine cooed by choosing something else. Just striking have have highlighted the silliness of Viennese edict and jettison the baggage associated with this particular item of Hillary in non-military circles. St Red Berry is an almost invariable choice of revolutionary posers and or populist scoundrels from Hugo Chavez in Venezuela to Julius Melena. Amo in South Africa wine would be within his rights admittedly to retort that it costs more of a dash than the disheveled floppy brimmed Bush hat long favored favored by Mussolini and also if it comes to a rap battle on the strength of Musevini's endeavors in this realm wine will up. I'm monocle twenty four amount.
Fresh update on "hugo chavez" discussed on Double Toasted
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Why did Venezuela become such a high priority under the Trump Administration?
"At the national national security council a position during which he played a key role in designing u._s. Policy toward venezuela one spent most of his career in various government assignments related to latin america. I had a chance to sit down with one to discuss the crisis that has unfolded in venezuela and what it means. We'll be right back with that discussion. After a quick break i'm michael morale and this is intelligence matters one welcome to intelligence matters. It is great to have you on the show and most importantly. It's great to see you again. Thank you michael good morning. I remember having the best mojto of my life with you in a bogota restaurant. I don't know probably six or seven years ago. It was served in a bowl is but i don't think we can talk about the rest of the story. No no it's <hes> yes <hes> andrei race d._c. I remember that place a large board yet lawrence gordon yes yes so on. You've retired from government sir. You spent the last part of your career at the the national security council in the early days of the trump administration. How did you end up at the <hes>. Fortuitously it was the front office. <hes> the state department was looking for somebody and as was the white house the predecessor in the position <hes> had parted after a very brief time they're less than a month and and i had been interviewed previously for the job general mcmaster at her to me. I thought it was going in for a for an interview and instead he pitched me and i ended up there i and in less than thirty days. He's a great guy. Isn't he. Yeah i i respect him. A lot. Gentlemen master didn't know me from adam gave me great opportunity in in his style. He recognizes ignites talent and brings it and let's flourish. Let's dig into venezuela. Which is the issue that i really wanna talk to you about. Wailer was not a high priority. I already for the obama administration. I was there i know but it became one for the trump administration. Why did that happen. How did that happen. How did it go from fairly low priority to high priority. You know it's an interesting question. I would say that we almost went almost two decades of uneven attention to venezuela even before the obama administration but i have no idea why president trump chose venezuela as an issue. It's authentic. It comes from him. It was not something that was briefed or coach to him by a member of his foreign policy staff. It's something he believed in. There are some issues like that. He's that he absolutely is high hi to and is authentic immigration drugs and venezuela. Is it the humanitarian peace. Do you think he was was struck. When during syrian president assad used serum gas in the president was so taken with the pictures of the dead children if it was humanitarian piece in venezuela or if somebody eighty had talked to him about it. It's just it's interesting to me. They don't want almost came out of nowhere. I don't wanna be trite but he did know venezuela from before through through is connections to the miss universe pageant tree and venezuela of course being a producer of miss universe's and takes pride in in the pageantry and so he had been there before and had a connection through that maybe he saw the slow deterioration of the conditions of venezuela so one. How would you describe u._s. Interests in venezuela. Why should americans care. Is this just a humanitarian issue you or is this a national security issue as well and i'll tell you i was at a dinner last night where we were talking about venezuela and one of the people they are said and i disagree with this. I'm interested to know what you're gonna say that. This is not a national security issue. This is only a humanitarian issue russian. What's your sense well. I'd say there's a what i call the trifecta of interest in in venezuela by the united states. I it very much a human rights rights issue. He goes to the heart of what we believe in and these issues of human rights violations or the violation of democracy is what drives a lot of the u._s. Interests and then finally it is security issues a national security issue from the point of view of stability in the region and the inviting those actors from outside of the region who have been involved all the issues of venezuela for a long time russia china ron come to mind and so it's very much of interest to us as a student of democracy. I'd point out that when i started in the region in the eighties most of the countries were dictatorships mostly right wing dictatorships except tellingly venezuela venezuela was a very stable democracy in a dedicated indicated self for a better part of a decade or two to help other countries reached democracy so to see venezuela a slip back into a dictatorship is particularly hurtful. Can you describe the situation inside venezuela today. Absolutely it's a failed state. That's that's the best way to put it. It's a place where nothing functions and what little functions does so through corruption. It's a place where almost everything you can point to his failing. That means means the banking system employment pollution. If you wanna talk about something that most people have a focused on but tremendous environmental effects of what's taking place in bend swell shortage of drinking water of course <hes> energy security public security almost everything you can point to them as well as an example of the collapse of that is you hear about it as a shortage of medicine and the impact that has as well what about refugees talk about refugees a little bit. I'm really paying to see the number <music> of swans and have leftover period of time that only the recent migration issuer <hes> of venezuelans but it actually predates predates that about four years back. We have a little over four million venezuelans living outside of as well as <hes> a result of that initial movement and in columbia in particular. We have almost one point eight million venezuelans invu- in columbia. If you wanna talk about what kind of stress at places on a neighboring country entry just think that's about three times the population of washington d._c. And that's not to speak of the populations of the venezuelans in panama on of course brazil and ecuador approve chile argentina primarily and those who departed earlier to places like italy and spain portugal it says refugees ages in the immediate neighborhood that creates risks does other countries right and then a stress on their ability to respond imagine if you're columbia's already a tough for you to provide <hes> education medical services to your own population just coming out of sixty year civil war than have to extend that even more to an an additional one point eight billion people so one. Let's keep the discussion going on current situation. Why do you think maduro has survived. You know when you have an economy cratered people fleeing the country by the millions as you noted and what seems like a vast majority the country actually despising him. Why is he been able to hang on. I think that's the definition of of a dictatorship there through an abusive power our and the use of might to stay in power and of course using the instruments that government to suppress democratic expression interestingly enough maduro enduro comes to power tapped by his predecessor hugo chavez to replace him handpicked successor. Here's an individual who did not have the grassroots support for a position like like that and and certainly not within the leadership chavez mo so it's a little bit of an aberration and his inner circle is quite small tight and so part of the reason he's remained ain't empowers because others permit him to remain in power. He's got a number of rivals and there is this very delicate balance that allows <hes> individual like madrid to stay in there and let's not forget of course it madero has a very close relationship to the cuban government that allows him of course instant area of support and legitimacy that substitutes the lack of support within his own party cuban support matter to him. How important is that. I think it's invaluable to him. It's not it's just not giving him advice. He takes advice from the cubans and a little bit of a security blanket and of course they're critical members of his security team bodyguard force in palo security. If it weren't for the cubans i think <hes> madero would be <hes> further weakened gained and it's not just him it's him and his inner circle have been born of cuban influence maduro studied in cuba ideological studies if you will and he does have a base of support curious because well. He is very tight with the cubans. He's not especially close arro- castro. I don't think that personally like each other but there's you you know there's a big splitting cuban right. He's more aligned with the further. Hardliners graduated school. What about the russians and what role did the russians play how important you know it's a curious role that the russians play in venezuela it there is no there are no historical ties between venezuela and russia this. This is a relatively recent phenomenon invited through chavez's desire to to have a counterbalance to the u._s. Influence so he bites the russians he invites the the use the purchase of russian military equipment communications equipment doctrine and something that is really a a foreign <hes> import into an sweater he he does that also as a way to provide some regional balance and the russians love it right the russians come in and they get to put their thumb in the eye of the united states a little bit of a counterbalance to the u._s. His interest and involvement in issues like the crimea for example or even syria one. I wanna ask you about <hes> one guido the the opposition leader what can you tell us about him and his movements and where that stands today. One wando is recent phenomenon in politics in venezuela in a welcome one. Here's an individual that's the opposite of a lot of other venezuelan and figures. He's not a tired figure. He represents a youthful outlook. He <hes> i would say that even a socio economically and culturally he reflects likes war of the venezuelan typical venezuelan and he's got a great story behind him so he he's selected to be the president of the national assembly early and he shows up and all of a sudden he takes all that energy youth enthusiasm and commitment and he turns it into something and be between that and the support of the other opposition parties. He's able to really change things around. We were in a in a low point and trying to encourage the regime change change its ways it's behavior and to move towards democracy and he he <hes> rather quickly moved in there got the support of the other parties became a tremendous this natural leader and galvanized the country and so what we have here is a surprise. I don't think anyone expected this sort of thing. He's come through strong and he's gotten the support of. I guess it's fifty four countries now and that's not an insignificant thing so one we we seem to be stuck at the moment. The kind of picture i have is that both madero in and guido hanging by their fingernails. How does this standoff end. And what role do you think the u._s. Should be playing well. They're they're few options and even fewer options after the failed. Let's call it coup attempt of thirty the april i think most everyone was a loser as a result of that event and now we have talks promoted by norway away taking place in barbados. I think that they're only a few ways out. It's got to be negotiated way out and i don't. I don't think conditions are are ready for something like that. The regime has become quite good at using talks and mediation negotiation to simply kick the can down the road to perpetuate themselves in power and and in the case of the opposition <hes> quite frankly. They've <hes> in these negotiations. They've gotten a short end of the stick time and time again so the regime is pretty practiced at eh abusing the issue of negotiation now. Thankfully norwegians have a long long experience in this but i don't think the conditions are there yet. You've got to provide the right confidence-building building measures so that you know that this time the re- regime really is serious and will abide by negotiations things they have proven to do in the past and <hes> at at the norwegians agents can nudge them in the right direction so one options negotiations a second of course is something that is unstated a largely which the international community probably would prefer a some sort of coup something like the failed thirty april event something that allows faction the military two in a bloodless suffered push away the toughest aspects of the regime and create a transitional government where everyone gets sit at the table and move the country back into democracy. The problem is at thirty april. The fact that it's a failed event probably makes that less likely and what makes it more likely as probably a palace coup the only winners on thirty april the military and they've probably now in a position to stage a coup or they could remain in power without inviting important members of the opposition or really only the ones that they would like to co op the thirdly something that's had a lot less talk lately and is a
Venezuela in crisis
"Venezuela is a country in freefall as economic mismanagement an international sanctions. Combine to create desperately difficult times for its citizens as global debate centers, on who's to blame successive, socialist governments or countries like the US, who are putting the squeeze on the government of nNcholas Maduro, people are struggling for basics like food and medicine. US correspondent Zoe Daniel has recently returned from Venezuela as gentlest Venezuela is not an easy country to work in media vases, difficult to get and even with them in hand report is closely monitored by the authorities and government backed armed groups called collective owes rooms need to be checked for bugs sensitive interviews must be discussed in hushed tons movements should not be telegraphed and should never happen after dark time spent in each location needs to be limited violent crime is also close to the w-. I in the world and much of the story that needs to be told is in the slums, or barrios, where poverty hunger and disparition exacerbates that risk. There are also the gangs who trade in drugs, and ruled the roost in recent months, escalating political tensions have added the risk of protest rallies, turning violent clashes between opposition activists and government troops and proxies, all of this means that the stories of ordinary Venezuelans are infrequently told but when you give them the chance this sentiments a clear. Something by women and men young and old have to realize the critical situation, the country, is going through these days, hunger, misery, repression and unemployment. We spent a week in the slums of Caracas and surrounds talking to people about life and politics. Well, I. Research says that nine out of ten people in Venezuela, count afford enough food, because of hyperinflation, which is rented the local currency almost valueless government food parcels that handed out monthly a dwindling. Sometimes now, they come only every second or third month, and they're often missing case applies like milk. There's widespread frustration and people are starting to voice it. Even with the risk of recriminations, Ropeway sediment Settimio, nothing seems to improve it all gets worse. So I think they should be change to give the opportunity for someone else to rule the situation has created a window of opportunity for opposition later. One guy who was backed by the US, and ustralia among dozens of other countries when he declared himself president after twenty eighteen elections that are widely condemned as flawed, although you get the sense that it's a case of right place. Right. Time rather than one guy DOE, having specifically captured the public imagination ROY Innis weather. It's not just a problem for Venezuela, what the international community has done so far is very important. The recognition of our constitution and of me as interim president Australia did that to what's important. Now is to keep the pressure up the dictatorship won't voluntarily leave. And fortunately them enduro government wouldn't respond to the concerns raised by those who can't get enough food or medicine at a time when political division globally runs deep Venezuela's, plied attracts, at a response almost all of the Venezuelans that I've encountered blame the economic collapse, on mismanagement by successive governments who've nationalized, assets, subsidized goods and services failed to manage the country's oil revenues and allowed endemic, cronyism and corruption. They don't always mention soc. Realism specifically many still harked back formerly to the days of logistics, under, former president Hugo Chavez. But for many observers Venezuela's become a symbol of the broader failure of the socialist model, that's gained particular traction as lift and right retreat to their corners, the world over. However, defenders of socialism, attack outside nations for interfering in Venezuela, particularly the United States, which is imposed harsh sanctions and an embargo on oil Russia, China and Cuba continue to back the Madero administration. And that's a K driver of US involvement. The big picture issues, but for ordinary Venezuelans who've seen they country go from the richest in Latin America to a basket case they just want something to change, so they can feed their families, but from Caracas that's North American correspondent, Zoe Daniel.
Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro And Caitlyn Yates discussed on PRI's The World
"Venezuela is still a big story an update to what's going on there. The opposition continues to question the legitimacy of President, Nicolas Maduro, and Maduro officials are still accusing the opposition of treason. But there's a twist, the government of Norway is now trying to mediate between the two sides event, as Waylon diplomat today confirm that talks have taken place. And also a couple of the issues that divide the two sides corruption and oil specifically, whether Maduro and before m Hugo Chavez, have used the profits from Venezuela's national oil company to create a global criminal enterprise, and proper Venezuela's collapsing economy that is the view of Caitlyn Yates. She's a co author of a new study for the National Defense University called Medeiros last stand. It argues at Venezuela's government is involved in illicit activities, like illegal gold mining and money laundering.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"So Hugo Chavez decided to nationalize companies and farms and factories now nationalize is a really fancy leftist term that means steel so his regime, stole whole companies whole farms from people full factories as a result of this, by the way, Exxon Mobil and Conoco Phillips left the country Venezuela. So now, you've got international capital is pulling out because they can't be in this unstable region where this thug government is just gonna steal your property. So they start pulling out the economy continues to falter. So what is shove is do does he pull back on socialism? Of course, not he seizes even more political power in two thousand twelve not long before he died. He outlawed private gun ownership all throughout Venezuela. Let me tell you something. If those people who are being crushed by tanks right now. Had private gun ownership. They would not be being crushed by tanks because they would be shooting the military and the cops and the thugs who are oppressing them, and who are attacking them and who were killing them extra judicially. Now, this brings us to twenty thirteen. Shabas dies Madero. His hand picked successor takes power at this point. I actually almost feel bad for Madero because the poison of socialism had run. Its course there was very little that he could do the Bill for all that free stuff that Hugo Chavez was giving out finally came due and at the same time, a drop in oil prices man that the government couldn't even keep up the pretense of solvency the jig was up. So the one thing Madero could have done is he could have gradually cut spending. He could have shown that he was gradually willing to respect property rights. He was eager for foreign investment. He was going to deal responsibly with his government. And then maybe more money would have come in is that what he did. No. Of course, not because he's a socialist. So instead what he did is. He just started printing money like I love when politicians think they can just print more money. They this has never worked in all of history. It's not even really short term solution because the minute you start doing it. Everybody begins to distrust, your government, distrust your economy and very very quickly. You get hyper inflation, which is exactly what happened. The hyper inflation triggered this revolution. Because the money was worthless. And that revolution triggered the violent crackdown that you see from the government that you see from tanks rolling over citizens in Venezuela. This is not the first time. This has happened to socialist government. This always happens and socialist governments. This always has happened in the Soviet Union had happened, obviously North Korea it happened in other Latin American socialist, governments happened in China happened in all of these places this is socialism. And here's the scary number. According to Gallup polling the majority of young Americans support socialism, they look favorably on socialism. And according to that same poll only forty five percent of young Americans look favorably on capitalism, which is to say private property, which is to say, the free exchange of goods and services. Young America is far more socialist than capitalist. The good news is a lot of polls show that young Americans can't define socialism. That's a good thing. But why do they identify socialist? Why do they look on it favorably? It's because politicians like Bernie Sanders in Alexandria, ocasio Cortez or openly peddling this poisonous ideology. And what they say is our idea of socialism, it's like Iceland, it's like Denmark, it's like Sweden. It's not like Venezuela. No, no, no, don't don't look at Venezuela. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. No, no, look over here at the Nordic countries that is simply a lie. We will explain why it's ally in a second but first lending club..
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Getting kind. Good Wednesday and welcome. We are at eight six three zero nine six two five. Everything seems to be going very well in Venezuela for NIA last my doorbell and frizz Powell lead v MIR Patine, I think we have we intercepted a phone call from Putin. I think we might have because there were reports yesterday that that Madeira was about to flee the country and go join us pals in Cuba, another slave ship where he could go live off the fed of somebody else's land and the ill-gotten gains of his corrupt political career having hitched his wagon, Hugo Chavez, the boulevard en- revolutionary. You know, things are going splendidly there in Venezuela. If you're looking to lose weight, it's probably the country for you everybody. There has lost if not half their body weight. They're working on it. It's there. It's a gulag. It's base turned into it was once the wealthiest country in Latin American that's a long ago really doesn't seem like long ago at all. I I think let me see George W Bush. Resident when it was the wealthiest country. Maybe Bill Clinton maybe have to go back to Bill Clinton when it was the wealthiest country in Latin America, and then in two thousand sixteen the average Venezuelan lost nineteen pounds. But it got better in two thousand seventeen the average Venezuelan lost twenty four pounds. So forget about that slimfast just by ticket Venezuela. Everything will work itself out there. Very nice provide that you don't mind eating flamingos and stuff out of the back of garbage trucks. It's the glory of socialism. And this is what's being proposed by the Democratic Party today at take a long time for us to be eating out of the back of garbage trucks here in America. And also make no mistake. Medeiros friends are not eating out of the back of garbage trucks and in every socialist country. There's the one percent there's the ruling class there's a late in the Soviet Union stolen Soviet Union. Not everybody was starving to death. Just the, you know, the the masses the the the plebeian or PLA bins if you prefer. And the working class the workers. It's the revolution has for them. And apparently they need to lose a lot of weight. It's up. These are some they were running citizens over with armored personnel carriers yesterday at a high rate of speed crushing them, real good. It's not clear whether those were Venezuelan troops. They might be Cuban troops because the commies the Cubans. They sent guys in there. And it's like Stalin used to send the Mongols in when you really wanted to rip up a city and kill everybody and destroy everything. And in Venezuela, send in the Cubans because the they got their training from the Soviets and the the Russians tradition that lives on generations later, and they love massacring their own people. They really like that this one of the things they're very good at seeing the twentieth century. In case you missed any part of it. It's full of lessons like this and stories like this. So venezuela. The yesterday apparently mud d'oro was preparing to leave the country. And there was a plane ready to take him to Cuba because they probably wouldn't be shot to death. There. And and he was ready to go. I'm sure he had as cash piled up. He's probably got Swiss Bank accounts and billions who's we read this years ago. Venezuelan media couple years ago, the wealthiest person in Venezuela is the daughter of Hugo Chavez. Billions I think three billion dollars was the number. And that's because she's just a hard work and woman came up with some clever, ideas credit a business did really, well, she's like the Kardashian of the Venezuela except not really she just stole all the stuff in her father stole all this stuff from everybody while they were starving to death. And it's a typical socialist story. Look at Bernie Sanders got three houses on rents four thousand at least two us to and a makes more than a million dollars a year. In a capitalist society by being a socialist, criticizing capitalism. It's good to be a socialist in America in Venezuela. It's not as good being a socialist. You know, it's it's a little this a little, but he was he was preparing to leave the country, and we have we have Mike Pompeo, actually, Mike Pompeo explaining that. And I think this is probably based on the way it's being couched from intelligence intercepts that as we're listening to flatter MIR puts phone calls, and and also to nNcholas Medeiros phone calls probably easier to listen to his phone calls. But Putin called him and said, what do you mean? You're. Vive there to have troops and any lectured Madero, you can't leave and go to Cuba, even though Cuba's our pal too. But see they want to the national. They wanna plunder Venezuela for everything that it's worth and the oil and the gold in the natural resources, and and they got that slave labor. They're living in squalor and poverty. So they'll work for next to nothing. This is for the Russians and the Chinese who are both in their up to their eyeballs. The Cubans are in there, the Iranians are in there have you seen the list of countries that support Madero? It's almost hilarious. It's like team America world police. It's like all the bad guys. Tim America world police. It's Russia China, North Korea Cambodia, Syria, Cuba, Iran. I was laughing. I was literally laughing out loud. I wrote them down here. I have listed my pocket right here. And I was laughing all the bad guy countries that that are still supporting this guy there fifty. Four at least maybe fifty six maybe more countries that are supporting the the replacement guy. One glide oh guide and and guide. Oh is he's a lefty make no mistake. He's he's basically, you know, he's very socialistic. He's about where Bernie Sanders is probably and Madero is to the left of him wherever you are on the left. You're destroying things where ever you go. But I was marveling. At this lists the rogues gallery of supporters Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, Syria, South Africa, that was kind of a wild card there. Iran Turkey there NATO member they got that thug. Their Bolivia Cambodia. Bellarusse Guay only Uruguay and Bolivia in South America. Supporting the the creek, that's destroying the new how what is supporting they got Daniel Ortega there, the Democrats love Daniel Ortega, and they killed. It's not clear how many citizens they killed yesterday because who's counting by the way CBS was taken excuse me CNN was taken off the air there yesterday. But nobody noticed because nobody watches them there either. So so it really didn't have much effect on anything, but CNN was pulled the plug on CNN in the whole country, which we saw that in tenement square. It's what the left does. They they murder is still plunder destroy all of that. Good stuff. But secretary state Mike Pompeo was asked about this last night about Madero preparing to flee the country and Putin gave them a call. And did the Boris Beden off thing. And told him he can't go or he tie his wife to some train tracks or something. And and it went like this as understanding that.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Kanus dot com. Welcome to the program. I wanna I wanna play a couple of pieces from Cossio Cortes here. She is on capitalism. Listen to this capitalism. Isn't to me is it's an ideology of capital. It means that we seek and prioritize prophet and the accumulation of money above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost and to me that ideology is not sustainable and cannot be redeemed. Okay. So there she is. It's very very clear yesterday. The guy who joined Bernie Sanders as his chief advisor and speechwriter is a guy who used to write for the Atlantic. And we're going to go into this a little bit later, but he used to write for the Atlantic and one of the articles. He wrote was the new socialist utopia of go shabas. And how great this this. The Hugo Chavez, socialism really was. So those are the people that you have coming at you. They're not looking at, you know, eating around the sides and changing this a little bit. It's a fundamental transformation. And what's frightening is if you listen to what a Cossio Cortez said in a hearing, and we'll get into this later. She said in a Senate hearing, recently, she was asking Wells Fargo. You know, why shouldn't you be held responsible for, you know, an oil spill because, you know, you'll ride alone to Exxon or to these pipeline companies like with we. We didn't design it we we don't run it. We loan the money. But shouldn't we hold you responsible as well? So you think better the second time.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Would you say the right courses to say that's his house? It's none of my business. That would be a perverse in a morally disturbing position to take the reason that the rest of the world is agitated is that you have a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. That is. Unmatched in the western hemisphere, and you would have to look for some of the worst examples out of Africa to come to any sort of parallel. That's right. And I think it's fair to say there was a survey sorted by the financial times said that one third of Venezuelans actually support external military intervention, but could use military intervention besotted as evidence that Washington Shays, Moscow's belief in gripe power sphere of influence. Well, look, I hope it doesn't come to military intervention. But the analogy is misplaced because if there is any intervention, ideally, Venezuelans will simply dispatch this this regime, they live under or do. So at most with the diplomatic and economic aid of their neighbors. But if they were to come to to US military intervention, I still think that's farfetched. It's very different to rescue a country from starvation and addicted toil regime than say what Russia is doing in Ukraine, which is simply seizing. Large swatches of land and declaring it Russian territory. So the suggestion is simply completely ill-conceived. If you just tuned in your Narin on Tom Switzer, my guest is Brits Stevens, he's a Pulitzer prize winning columnist with the New York Times, and we're talking about the crosses in socialist Venezuela, brick you've mentioned Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela from ninety nine to twenty third Hain, he championed twenty-first-century socialism. According to Jeremy Corbyn, the British live later, quote Chevy showed us there is a different and a bit away of doing things. It's called socialism. It's called social Justice. And it's something that Venezuela has made a big step towards in your New York Times. Call him Brit. You mentioned a nine Trump's key Niamey Kline. Why do you think I overlooked this regimes DACA sides mean I Well, think? I mean, I think in three cases that you mentioned you have people who I mean, take Corbin, I don't think Corbin has has alighted on a an anti-american despot whom he he does not like so there is a there's a certain kind of proclivity at the same as largely true of Noam Chomsky. So they were willing to overlook the human rights abuses of China's regime much in the way, by the way that a previous generation of left wing intellectuals was prepared to overlook the the Gulag Archipelago and the Soviet Union or the depredations of the cultural revolution in in Maoist China. So this is in fact, a very old story with western intellectuals who are for a variety of reasons attracted to totalitarian regimes and are prepared to close their eyes to the clear evidence of what the real affects of their policies. Are it is fellow traveling with with tyrants and may mall, given the failure of socialism? This clearly self evident here as you point out. Isn't it are running that so many American Democrats most notably Buni Sanders, but there are others such as this newly elected congresswoman from New York Alexandria, a court is they want socialism for the US rot. Well, look, let's be clear when they speak of socialism. What they really have in mind is something like what social scientists might call social democracy, which the model that pains in the Scandinavian economies. It's what what you and I would call mixed economy with a slightly larger role for the state than than the one that you have in the United States, and certainly in Australia, but the central point in what I think worries me is that the use of this word, socialism, really sort of neglect the real problem with the theory, which is that as soon as you start giving the economy or larger larger parts of the economy to politicians to control the opportunities for corruption for nepotism for miss. Management and for loss-making increase exponentially..
Collapse Of Health System Sends Venezuelans Fleeing To Brazil For Basic Meds
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Comcast business having the nation's largest gig speed network was just the start. Now, they're providing gig fueled apps and solutions that exceed expectations and help businesses perform Comcast business beyond fast. Here's one sign of how deep the crisis in Venezuela is it's healthcare system has collapsed. Regional officials say a measles outbreak that began. There was not controlled. It's now spreading throughout South America, and some basic medical supplies and medications, even surgical gloves are no longer available in clinics in Venezuela. And peers Jason Bogan has more by just about every measurement possible. Venezuela's once impressive medical system has fallen apart the Latin American nation with the largest oil reserves in the world is now dealing with an ongoing measles outbreak that last year sick and thousands of people and killed at least seventy four clinics have run out of basic surgical supply. Lies and anti-biotics routine. Vaccination campaigns have been suspended even patients dependent on saving HIV medications have seen supplies of their anti-aids drugs. Disappear. Dr Kathleen page recently visited camps in northern Brazil for some of the three million Venezuelans who fled the country that was not a doctor in the nineteen eighties. When the as make started. But I know what happened and I felt that in these wars I was going back to the nineteen eighties page in infectious disease specialist at Johns Hopkins Medical school says she was shocked to see aids. Patients from Venezuela dying of opportunistic, infections, honig diarrhea infections in their brain things that that we know are treatable and preventable page traveled to the Brazilian Venezuelan border late last year as part of a fact-finding trip for Human Rights Watch I interviewed over one hundred people crossing the border, and I would ask them. Why did you come ubiquitously? The answer was food or healthcare. Many people told her they'd been surviving for months on a diet. Only of Yuka a rugged shrub that has a potato like root in the late nineteen ninety s Hugo Chavez promised free universal healthcare in Venezuela and the country quickly met most of the US healthcare targets by twenty ten but since then the country's much fond in healthcare system has collapsed. Infant mortality the rate at which kids under the age of one or dying is widely viewed as a barometer of a nation's overall health. A recent study in Lancet global health found that the nation's infant mortality rate has risen all the way back to where it was in the nineteen ninety s Jimmy Garcia is one of the authors of that study choking. I mean, we have eighteen years of broiler study is choking and kids are suffering and dying from simple things at the Brazilian border. Dr page met a woman in her ten year old daughter who just come out of Venezuela. The girl was in a wheelchair and needed a catheter. They had been using the same catheter for a year. These theaters is supposed to be. Changed every time you use them. And now she had infection those affecting her kidney. And there was no antibiotics, so they actually pushed her, you know, two hundred miles across the border two hundred miles on foot for a catheter and some antibiotics page who's originally from Uruguay says the health conditions. She saw among the Venezuelans were startling, particularly given Venezuela's reputation as a relatively wealthy Latin American country and these refugees weren't fleeing a war zone, the devastation that you're seeing is not war. It's mismanagement is were economic decisions corruption there's a lot of complicated factors, but it's totally manmade. This is not an actual disaster or something that was inevitable, and that makes the Venezuelan health crisis. She says even more disturbing Jason Bobi, an NPR news.
Venezuela’s Opposition Gears Up for Major Protests
"To come. Now. The opposition Venezuela is gearing up for another day of demonstrations today against President Nicolas Maduro, they'd been cold by the country's opposition leader and self-declared. Interim president one Guido in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolas Maduro, Mr. guidos claims have been backed by more than twenty countries, including the United States. They've called on president Maduro to step down and call early elections. Request the president is flatly refused. Our correspondent all Garin is in Caracas the capital, and she told me more about these upcoming demonstrations build by one Guido as the biggest in the history of Venezuela. Well, he certainly made some very bishops predictions about what the turn is will be. We do expect it to be large. There is a real sense here that there is a head of steam building behind the opposition leader one Guido, the timing of the protest on Saturday is important a deadline was issued by major European countries. Four Saturday saying that if President Nicolas Maduro did not call fresh elections by then then this would trigger further recognition of fun does. So we are expecting Britain France Spain and Germany to recognize him on Saturday. If new elections are not called. There are pro government demonstrations planned as well. That sounds a little ominous in terms of the potential for violence. What Saturday is an important adversary Serie for supporters of the socialist government here. It's the twentieth. Anniversary of the coming to power of the late Hugo Chavez, so they were planning to Mark that day. It's possible. That the two groups will clash tomorrow, we had smaller demonstrations earlier this week a client of a lunchtime protests that was called by fond Guido, and we did see some supporters of the president. I was at that time as well on the streets. And certainly he does still have support. There are some very entrenched areas of support for him, for example, among the military leadership and many of whom are believed to have a vested interest in his survival and the protesters, what's your feeling are they all supportive of one guy Widodo are they simply anti president Madero. I think it's a bit of both. I think certainly people here among the activists community have been looking for a standard bearer, they see on quite was representing the possibility of change. I think there is a sense that will many that really what they want is the end of nNcholas Maduro they have had enough after all of the ruinous economic policies that have been introduced in the last few. Two years. We have been speaking to some of those this week who have been out taking part in the protests at one is a twenty five year old activist called Federica Romar. She's also the mother of a six month old baby girl, and I asked her why as a young mother it was so important for her to be part of this drive for a new Venezuela. It's important to me. Because even though with we've been through so much already. You know, it's it's important to me to grow up in Venezuela that I know it's there it's important from tool forgot to grow up in a Venezuela. Where people we used to be the happiest people on earth. You know? How do you feel that? There is a real prospect of change this time because there have been moments in the past there were protests in two thousand seventeen for example. But nothing really changed. How do you see things now? I think this year is definitely different. We definitely have hoped this time because everything is on our site right now, everything is on our side legally constitutionally time is perfect. So I am certainly
Venezuela arrests 6 over drone explosions during Maduro speech
"On, Saturday there were, two small explosions in Caracas the capital of. Venezuela they happened while the President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech to the country's national, guard to, commercially available drones reportedly carrying plastic, explosives blew up over a main boulevard Mhondoro. Was quickly rushed offstage and its military rushed off in panic local residents shot this video of soldiers running, through the streets NewsHour our producer PJ Toby has more on the attack why, many Venezuelans are running from their homeland and what they're leaving behind this is Venezuela's border with Brazil every day hundreds cross this frontier fleeing an economy. In freefall or, inflation, will. Sue hit one million percent We really don't have a future in Venezuela and the salary one earns is not enough at on the boulevard is worthless. The poorest make the crossing on foot some can't even feed their, children rely on this Catholic run shelter for a hot meal Venezuela is mired in crisis oil production the country's major, source of cash has plummeted armed guards stand century it's supermarket entrances where. Line snake down the block when shoppers are, allowed in it's a, desperate frenzy to get basic commodities so this admission is. What is really Because you. Have a country that is in the midst of an economic crisis. With hyperinflation Mariano day. Alba was born and studied law in Venezuela, he's now an analyst at the Atlantic Council there's also scarcity of food. And medicine in supermarkets so what happens is you have a. Country where the large majority of the population doesn't have this. Efficient means to leave the political situation, isn't much better with a fractured opposition under pressure from president Maduro who was reelected in. A controversial snap election this, past may. Despite the government's claims Alba isn't convinced that, last weekend's drone incident. Was an. Assassination attempt there are two possibilities one either the garment is telling, the truth and this was an assassination attempt. Or to the communists lying as usual And this was a play by the garment to try to strengthen, our hand within the country. And also to try to deviate the attention of the on going crisis on Sunday the government said that it had made arrests that Martha we've so far six terrorists and hit men detained various vehicles confiscated various. Rates have been executed in the capital of. Our country were important evidence has been collected of. Criminal activity Maduro has suggested that the US might have had some involvement in the attack a charge the US government denied. He also blamed one Manuel Santos the outgoing president of neighboring Colombia more than a million Venezuelans have fled their Alba says as. Long as the military sides with Maduro. He will retain power but in a country once ruled by Hugo. Chavez who came to. Power, in a coup that's not a sure, thing Gorman cannot cannot match the the speed of high frame flation towards Delta, salaries of the members of the military so I mean he's not only the members of, the military corps suffering this. But also their families so over last I would say six months We we have seen credible reports in the press about growing. Discontent within the, military for average Venezuelans that discontent is already acute and they're, voting with their feet. For the PBS news hour I'm BJ tovia.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Wrong side of everything and castro and cuba they love hugo chavez they love all the wrong people there the reds make no mistake about it but he was making america great again wearing a make america great again hat a blue one and honestly i think the democrats should be wearing that everywhere they go because that's that is their campaign theme hillary with the deplorables and the hatred and everybody's a nazi and a racist and you know you're you're i promise you you're much closer on the political spectrum to the national socialist german workers party than i ever will be no doubt about it so they gotta make everybody angry make everybody so he's wearing this john wilkes booth shirt to make america hit again hat and i walked up to him and i had my phone in my hand which has cameron and it's a very fancy telephone as a camera right there in the phone and i said hey i like your shirt and he turned around to pose for me and i held up my camera michael i'm holding up my camera michael peercy now it's an iphone and it's got a black case on it one of these cases and and then i've got a sticker on it because they all look alike so i took a picture of his i took two pictures of his shirt and has make america great again hat and as john now isn't that ironic that he's calling the other people haters well he's wearing a john wilkes booth shirt in front of the white house once again no sense of irony these people it's how you will know them you'll know them by their inability to understand irony had irony surgically removed from their brain case which does not actually possess a brain in so many cases so here's the guy with the hating hates and everybody else hates but they don't there's the and the f word all over the place and abolish is and the antiamerican chance and the and i might you know so i'm taking my picture and on the back of my phone have a large national rifle association sticker which is red with the eagle gripping couple of rifles in large letters around it the national rifle association so i'm holding my phone up and photographing him and he says oh you you like john wilkes booth i said yeah he's my favorite actor and and i'm shooting pictures seven and he said i like your sticker and i said yeah thanks and i was done taking my pictures so i walked away now is that he was it wasn't really a beta male he was kind of a shirley or a delta mail more of a delta male i think he's afraid of his own shadow this guy but he's very angry he hates and he wants to kill and then he calls other people haters and nazis the usual stuff the left restaurant manager fired after refusing to serve customer wearing mega hat i digress on that didn't i fox news the manager of a popular restaurant in vancouver canada was fired after he told a customer to remove his make america great again cap or he would refuse to serve him like nazis with jews democrats with black people and jews and catholics and you know democrats darren hodge the former manager of the teahouse in stanley park beautiful park big park and and vancouver i've been there driving through the park have all kinds of native american stuff it's a fun park.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Gang ridden venezuela or honduras i mean it's crazy what do they what do they what you know this is short term gain but very short term even in the mid mid term i don't mean midterm elections i mean in the in the midterm in terms of pine they they're not going to benefit from this no one is anyone better off for hugo chavez and his successor in venezuela is anyone other than a handful of the communist elite better off for the fidel castro fifty year misrule in cuba what do they think is going to be the result of a third world invasion what what happened in rome when the barbarians invaded the roman empire the dark ages ensued the dark ages the brent books written about this the the barbarians did not get along with the citizens the everything imploded societally even the cattle group were a fraction of what they were after the goths and the huns and the vandals had the and the allens and all the rest of the barbarian tribes had come in to the roman empire it you see it in california once the richest state in the union now per capita the poorest state in the union but golden state it's it's a joke just like new york the empire state it's not an empire anymore it's it's a disaster not just not just because of illegal immigration but that has something to do with it in california it's almost all illegal immigration that's destroyed the state eight four four or five hundred forty two forty two four one three says if you'll eagles voted republicans that'd be a fifty foot wall the entire length of the border i know i know exactly six one seven pelosi and schumer would would would turn your neighborhood into a disease infested cesspool if they could pick up another cedar two in the house i i agree it's all it is it's all for the vote and it's it's just crazy that's why i don't understand why the democrats are are doing so well in these special elections i mean people better wake up to to what's going on here what the democrats plan is and they woke up in two thousand sixteen you know they saw in the wikileaks that hillary clinton wanted open borders and open borders means means ms thirteen violence ever everywhere not just in chelsea.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The smugly trade can only work if if bluntforce wounds either inadequate or or you know compromised what happened because he he said this used to be a thriving fishing in for them and his way lindsay i mean the choon another extent of cuna that was caught in nice water was phenomenal what happened world words yet what are the tourist hugo chavez shove as government nationalized the in the interests of promoting a small fishermen and so the industrial fleets uh well literally they the this the state seized in many of the of the large are the large tuna ship tuna boats and those it weren't seized that reflects they were reflagging mmediately in other countries and the you know the system the system broke down the candy factoring uh i think it burned down the the shipyard started to fail the whole thing too slowly collaborative luminaries them yeah now this great deacon no longer can you could not can the tuna because there was no aluminum and so the canning plants tend to become the call the pouch because tuna was now presented in little baggies essentially right in the centre appealing one of the lines it stood out for me to is the fact that there are also fisherman fat right the problem is they even if they all fishing or apparently looking like that fishing they become the eyes and ears have really narcotics trade hasten the level of suspicion no one knows even who they can trust in these roy is either bull and and well no one answer one of the things that the ruling drills to the story was the was the premise that in some instances of fishermen if it was still trying to make a living of fishermen and you're out there in in in your approach by of rural by grappling moving bowed they bore do in a lot of instances the the victims of this piracy believe that they've been victimized by fellow fisher an or people who were formerly fishermen and you can imagine how that things right people shared their trade the trade the trade dried up at collapsed in these are people who again they have boats they have needs an all bets are off on the.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on KOIL
"Comey's but this is who they are and this is what they do sued they've always been and what they've always done so we got the cubans running the brains of our people we really should pull out of there and cancelled that stink can obama deal which socked and was just an embarrassment to western civilization and to create a i'm loving people everywhere but you know the community organizer got the nobel peace prize remember for for cruise missile attacks i think was to us the nobel prize for cruise most cruise missile attacks on unsuspecting american citizens overseas i think those mostly hellfire missiles technically but but never mind and now we have the 10 pot creep in venezuela threatening us as well now the inheritor of the hugo chavez thrown according to arjun time media excuse me venezuelan media the the richest person in venezuela is the daughter of hugo chavez who is worth more than three billion dollars three point two three billion two hundred million dollars i'd be happy with just the two hundred million myself even one hundred nine i'd probably scrape by on that but she 'cause they're comey's so they steal everything they say they're socialist bolivarian revolution all that bs it's all ally they're just kleptocrats oppressors authoritarians stay there what george orwell warned us about and and so as today as democrat party in the united states so from moscow to beijing to pyongyang to help vana two caught across to berkeley venezuela prepares for war with the us newsweek headline reads with rifles missiles and well oil tanks at the ready we're we're really we're quaking in our boots over here guys i gotta tell ya you should goes to the core with that one venezuela's president nicholaas muddle daughter pretend i'm a reporter for cnn a nicholaas of marlboro in caracas venezuela that they like to switch on the accent for certain where it's called on his nation's military leaders tuesday to prepare for war against the united states days after the trump administration banned venezuelan officials from entering the united states we have been shown loosely threatened by the most criminal empire that's ever existed sounds like he went to uc berkeley and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guaranteed peace this is their classic orwellian stuff you declare war while saying it's pace ignorance is knowledge all that good stuff said madero who wore.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WTMA
"Comey's but this is who they are and this is what they do ceu they've always been and what they've always done so we got the cubans frying the brands of our people and we really should pull out of there and cancelled that stinking obama deal which sucked and was just an embarrassment to western civilization and two free i'm loving people everywhere but in other community organizer got the nobel peace prize remember for for cruise missile attacks i think was ever to us the nobel prize for cruise most cruise missile attacks on unsuspecting american citizens overseas i think those are mostly hellfire missiles technically but but never mind that and now we have the 10 pot creep in venezuela threatening us as well now the inheritor of the hugo chavez thrown according to arjun thein media excuse me me venezuelan media the the richest person in venezuela is the daughter of hugo chavez who is worth more than three billion dollars i think three point two three billion two hundred million dollars i'd be happy with just the two hundred million myself even a hundred million other i'd probably scrape by on that but she because they're comey's so they steal everything they say they're socialist bolivarian revolution all that bs it's all ally they're just kleptocrats oppressors authoritarians they uh they're what george orwell warned us about and and so is today democrat party in the united states so from moscow to beijing to pyongyang to help vana two caught across to berkeley venezuela prepares for war with the us newsweek headline reads with rifles missiles and well oil tanks at the ready we're we're really weird quaking in our boots silverhaired guys i gotta tell ya you shook goes to the core with that one venezuela's president nicholaas muddle ought to pretend i'm a reporter for cnn ah nicholaas of maputo in contact us the venezuela they like.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"This remote venezuela before hugo chavez used to be we're fairly decent waste to live and it was a fairly decent up kicking economy and it was rooted in based in oil baron oil rich nation hello hugo chavez avowed socialist gets elected succeeded by his hand picked fellowsocialist nickelless maduro and now literal i'm this is not just a terming tossed around literal mass starvation do you know what madero is suggesting that venezuelan citizens do he is suggesting rabbits said rabbits are not pets rabbits are not killed rabbits are five pound chunks of protein and he is encouraging venezuelan citizens dick capture and cook rabbits as a way of dealing with mass starvation so anyway the venezuelan representative united nations shows up the responded trump's speech yesterday and he said unknowingly i mean i'm known for indication of out of step all these people on the left are what was that was that was ronald reagan brought back to life so what do we have to listen to run away give me damn right mr ambassador dim light that's what it was what he thought it was a grave insult to call trump reagan in a reagan was an avowed antisocialist an anticommunist and also didn't didn't care much for hugo chavez people like him so here's this ambassador ripping trump as being an incarnation of reagan not knowing what over half the country is hearing it applauding it so trump's approval numbers taking up and it is based on performance it is not based on buzz it's not based on p r it's not based on span it's not based on the media singing trumps praises because they're doing the exact opposite trump's approval number up from the mid thirty's not a forty three percent and it's based soul lee on performance to be.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on KOIL
"One one two three r a little a little bit a few antisocialist a few people at the u n o o o c but those laughing might be socialist too because they don't care they've got their hobnailed boot on the next the people that aren't that you know yeah sure it's faithfully implemented i'm rich you know hugo chavez's daughter the late not great hugo chavez has a daughter and she is according to venezuelan media the richest woman and probably the richest person in the country of venezuela she has accumulated a fortune of i believe three point two billion dollars billion dollars as his daughter which she got just doing honest work as a clerk at a government office i guess three point two billion dollars for the daughter of the dick taylor who pretends to be a democrat and you know what the democrats here pretend that they're democrats in venezuela to and really the way the democrat party is going here there is not a lot of daylight between them so i guess i can see where there might come to that conclusion president trump on socialism from the soviet union to cuba two venezuelan wherever to socialism or communism has been adopted it has delivered anguish and devastation and fair yet those who preach the tenants of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems s anguish and suffering and failure left out north korea but he'd already gotten to north korea at that point good stuff this is all really good stuff done the president took a wack at russia and china china and russia you know putin and g zhang beaten shea ribbit president trump yesterday we must reject threats to sovereignty from the praying to the south china sea it is time for north korea to realize that td nuclear his is only acceptable future and i want to thank china and russia for joining the vowed to impose sanctions along with all of the other members of the security council right right china russia and it went after him in the south china sea and.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on The Global Politico
"And when that price collapsed in 2014 it's kind of sent the whole economy spinning and since then it's just been spinning downwards at dawn learn what's so interesting uh though is that it it it seems like such an outlier uh you know there are plenty of authoritarian societies in the world there are plenty of oil dependent authoritarian societies look at russia we were talking about uh vladimir putin and hugo chavez and their friendship going back all the way to the very beginning of putin's tenure when i when actually saw crazily enough the two of them walking around together in red square not something i must say that is an everyday occurrence what's the gironde into uh vladimir putin but i this really did happen you know look at how differently those two societies have ended up both authoritarian and much more authoritarian now than they were in two thousand one both highly uh oil and natural resource dependent economies uh putin if anything has been azer more isolated politically then venezuela and yet he's avoided the collapse that has occurred in venezuela is maduro just uniquely in incompetent yeah i mean it makes total sense that use the saudis and putin together is how is in some ways is modelled himself after the same the same principles that hold putin and people in the slums in caracas these are the people who supported chavez's at supported maduro they also see those parallels and they look at places like russia and like cuba and.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WGTK
"Of course singing the song not paying attention to whatever was in front of me on or off of the bridge in on the side of the bridge but that's what was happening there and i talked to somebody afterwards about that and they said you know like other bridges like the golden gate bridge like the ben franklin bridge in philadelphia like the george washington bridge new york they're jumpers is that it's a jumper bridge and and i said wow i had no idea and they weren't saying that every day this was consistently happening but just that it had happened of a bunch how about that yeah in north korea there's probably some people who are so hara five by the treatment that they received that they wanted to be jumpers people sometimes paint this picture of kim jong wound which i can't believe anybody would paint a rosy picture of him however 'cause he beyond my deck of cards for ugly dictator list of just like hugo chavez the butcher and castro would it would be on that list for me he was on that list for me so the us military ops in north korea with this scenarios what would a war with north korea like would it be catastrophic in ah that's what's being said now that if if there is a would we have a preemptive strike lindsey graham made comments about that the senator from south carolina saying that there would be war with north korea if the missile threat continue so as an american i'm asking you would you like to see a war with north korea witnesses this there's it's nutty what's happening in all of a sudden there's this unusual submarine active eighty and we've detected it at on what what's being called unprecedented levels that's never kit and they said there was evidence of an ejection test following pyongyang's sent can't intercontinental ballistic missile launch this month so what does it ojection test mean it examines a missiles cold launch system what does that mean it uses high pressure steam to propel a missile out of a launch canister into the air before its engines ignite so it helps prevent flames and heat from the engine from doing damage to either the sob or a submersible barge any equipment used to launch the.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Pay sean penn what would you what would you expect sean penn of course he's in love with hugo chavez he said that hugo chavez was a fascinating guy who did incredible things for the eighty percent of the people that are very poor there he says after chavez die penn said the united states lost a friend never knew it had while poor people around the world lost a champion and now those poor people they don't have enough food to eat but maybe it's just as well because there's no toilet paper in the country either so i guess of all evens out in venezuela continuing with sean penn's the wet kiss venezuela and that's revolution will endure under the proven leadership of vice president nicolas maduro who is now up basically abolish to the legislature in caracas they threatened to arrest all the legislators next one oliver stone are we rounding up all the usual suspects are not here oliver stone i'm more in a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place hated by the entrench classes hugo chavez will live forever it history well soil hitler and stalin bright meaning there's other things other than living forever in history jesse jackson he went down to venezuela too the funeral of hugo chavez he offered a prayer hugo fed the hungry is he the water slavic the tiger the caracas o he'll lifted the poor he raised their hopes he helped them realise their dreams and so today we mourn because we've lost a lot but we have a lot left a stable government can orderly transition next come on down michael moore he eliminated seventy five percent of extreme poverty.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"That was dave ni the opposition in venezuela has postponed until friday and planned protest against the country's controversial new constituent assembly in a bid to make sure that the rally takes place during the inaugural meeting of the new party both the assembly's first session and the demonstration were originally planned for thursday a correspondent katie watson reports from caracas it feels like a game of pingpong between the two sides the opposition times demonstration to coincide with the government's plans the government delays them and so the opposition puts its plans back again to those who oppose the president a deflated but not defeated meanwhile despite the criticism heaped on him president maduro is defiant a former adviser to both hugo chavez a nicholas maduro timmy upon us has warned that dialogue is needed between the government and opposition to prevent political violence from becoming a norm in the country but he admits that his appeal could fall on deaf ears because neither side trust each other in this context rational arguments are inaudible because nobody as i would say a complete credibility the logic of polarisation may go this is a matter of faith i mean you believe you're all people you believe your own group you believe you're all leaders while divisions remain here in caracas condemnation of the new simply vote both inside venezuela and abroad is growing one of misdemeanor his biggest critics the country's attorney general louise ortega has opened an investigation into what she called scandalous electoral fraud.
"hugo chavez" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The that was the basis and the progressives gone to for the most part i'm working on nothing's 100 percent but for the most part they don't buy into that the is when in fact unaffected a wanna buy into that all at the end of the day when the shopping done in the dust settled uh every man and is given on alienable rights an every man as equal and will not be a subject or low warded over as they were during that time not not only by the church of england as the theology by the church of england as a general government they didn't want that and that's the obvious in in the constitution that's all of using the declaration of independence so i i don't think we're ever going to go back to that i think we're gonna i think the progressives would light for us to go forward to a hugo chavez style venezuela and by the way if you want to know what venezuela's like christ standing in line for two and a half hours to get a row what toy or like paper and they'll let you know the government that is not what you know when you can use your electrcity to wash clothes baker dinner or read by one table white i mean it's obvious socialism as great until you run out of somebody else's money and then you're spruyt it's just that simple it's jug you know i wasn't i wanted to say that saw russia wisdom to this talk show host carefully socialism is quite honestly nothing more than the rest stop on the highway to communism that's what it is socialism is just a pause before you go to full blown kick out the gms communism and how's that communism worked out for people thus far our worked out pretty good no i wouldn't say so i wooden safer all right uh we need to do were to do a little business in that we're going to come back and take your calls of course eight six six ninety red eye that's eight six six nine zero seven thirty three thirty nine and by either way again if you wanna find me and yell at me and say no i don't agree with you then you can do that the two two five in the afternoon some for bonn at wbap i do their afternoon drive uh but you know the last caller was correct.