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Fresh update on "hungary" discussed on Investors Edge

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Fresh update on "hungary" discussed on Investors Edge

"Afghanistan. But what will happen to the Afghan interpreters who helped them and even saved their lives, will meet one Afghan man who was able to make it to the US in time. And after unleashing a wave of rainbow resentment this week, European football's governing body you UEFA has found yet another way to infuriate Fans of the beautiful game. I'm break off. It's good to have you with us. We begin at a summit of European Union leaders and the two questions creating headaches and division. What to do about Vladimir Putin's Russia and what to do about a new law in Hungary that critics said is homophobic. Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the European Union to start its own dialogue with the Kremlin and not to rely solely on Washington. But it is Hungary's new law that is taking most of the oxygen at the summit. More than half of EU leaders today condemned the legislation, calling it discrimination that runs against the EU values. Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, apparently unfazed, saying he has no intention of changing the law. 10th summit begins with a cold reception for Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Last week, his country passed a controversial legal amendment against content deemed by the government to promote homosexuality. Good. How are you? I'm.

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Turkish, US Officials Discuss Afghan Airport Security Plans

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00:38 sec | 18 hrs ago

Turkish, US Officials Discuss Afghan Airport Security Plans

"Turkish and U. S. military officials have met in Turkey's capital to discuss plans for Turkish troops to continue securing Campbell's at port after the withdrawal of the U. S. and other NATO troops from Afghanistan Turkey NATO's only majority Muslim member has offered to protect and run they have me because site international airport the main gateway into Afghanistan after the alliance pulls out of the country the country which is around five hundred non combat troops in Afghanistan is however seeking US and other allies support for the mission Tokyo's wants Pakistan and Hungary to be involved in the mission I'm sorry I shockingly

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Fresh update on "hungary" discussed on Worldly

Worldly

00:49 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "hungary" discussed on Worldly

"You're like hungary has a really strong soccer tradition. Like some of the best players in the world. They won the world cup in the fifties and olympics and one of the players. In the world bruce. Gosh like comes from there and the stadium it. Budapest is named after him. If i'm on. I'm trying to build a grand national project around soccer like he i think he's trying to like make hunger and soccer great again. Like i really think that's a big deal for developing domestic league and all that is part of it and i should say i don't know what the i'm not gonna comment on. How like the hungarian players themselves felt like they just wanted to win right. It's a competition and they were putting a really tough group with france. Portugal germany like there was zero chance to get out of the group but they played extremely well. You know. They tied france. They tied germany and they nearly tied Into like the last few minutes of the game i mean. They played about as well as any week team could ever play in a tournament like that so even though there are eliminated like as just a fan of the game i was really impressed with. They played but that's just me side note. Yeah hard to blame the team for this but So often happens right. Soccer just gets bound up in international disputes in europe praying. I think that i said the few minutes ago. Alex but when you mentioned that uefa was europe's real governing organization like. Yeah obviously it's not right. The eu is but in a way. A lot of european political grievances n linkages are articulated through the way that soccer is governed on the continent. Absolutely i mean. Look i think it will matter that uefa has decided that the rainbow pride flag is like a political statement. Right i mean. I i know the eu doesn't feel that way. But it's going to matter to a lot of people. Because i will guarantee you were. Europeans are what are caring about. What's happening in world soccer tournaments and like soccer leagues and they are the general politics at the continent. So like when the when you make a decision like that like reverberates will lead and or was able to use it. Right he was just kinda like look. I also don't believe this is a political thing like annual has ruled on it like this matters What these people say and like the way governs the way like countries play each other Play all that is interesting. I think sort of a side note is like israel plays against european let israel in because they everyone thought it would be a bad idea if israel played against like middle eastern countries fairness right so like but that's like sort of an interesting thing that like if you hadn't done that like soccer in israel would be probably like semi nonexistent or at least on the international stage so the like these sorts of side decisions that influence a lot of stuff and i mean i could go on about this forever Including like even just the politics of spanish soccer which which is like deeply embroiled with the cantons separatist movement. But like if you genuinely want to follow like european politics deep down you. I genuinely believe you need to understand the soccer dynamics. Because if you don't have a soccer. I know but you're going to miss a lot of nuance. George orwell. Who wants wrote that. Sport is war minus shooting a shooting in soccer. Okay so bad what. He's definitely right to nerdy here. But that's what i'm gonna do as what we do on the show right. I mean he was arguing against the idea of sport as being like a substitute or an outlet for nations instead of fighting ward. He was saying that no. It actually is more likely to to raise tensions to promote peace among nations. But you know that is that has been one of the kind of sociological arguments for international. Sports right is that you support your team and then you fight it out on the pitch or the field or whatever of her platform. You're playing on the don't really know but you know that it's a. It's a way for nations to kind of express aggression in nationalism in a in a more constructive outlet. And orwell's point was that okay but it just like reinforces nationalism. And it's going to end up making things more tense between nations and i think there's a point to both arguments but i think literally seeing now that it's actually you know it's a chicken and egg thing here right like is. The tension was at the soccer match that was raising the tension of the tensions that were just playing out in the soccer match. But i think you know it's not like weird or knew that politics between countries is playing out through. Sport is like the history you know. We've seen that with olympics boycotts in the past etc. So you know that's a fairly thing and in some ways it's kind of designed to be that way. I think it is more in this case. That soccer is a venue for the politics rather than the other way around. Yeah right because there's there's a whole. Eu layer politicking surrounding. The hungarian law. Right now that's entirely independent of what's going on with soccer. So there was a meeting in luxembourg on tuesday between the eu countries. And i'm gonna read. The washington post accounted ministers the twenty-seven countries who met tuesday luxembourg devoted much of their into hungarian law in an unusually raw debate according to officials who participated in the discussion. One minister said he was appalled. According to one senior diplomat familiar with the talks. This one is really going beyond what we can accept. The senior diplomat said this is so against the grain of everything. eu stands for and E- you commissioner has ursula underlay and has said she's going to be legal letter to hungary that's gonna detail concerns that the law violates you laws right into begin some kind of process if hungary doesn't back down on this law some process of litigation. I don't not familiar enough with us. Right law exactly how that would play out but it strikes me that this is right like the for a long time. Let hungary get away with a lot of stuff. In terms of cracking down and democratic rights minority rights lgbt rights etcetera but something about the the sense surreal and cruel nature of this particular. Bill seems to have triggered a really powerful you response or maybe it's just that. The europeans got really fed up with ignoring hungary. That all this stuff buildup built up over the course of a long period of time in some members recently have gotten really angry about the inaction from the central european authorities about hungarians. Authoritarian turned or. Maybe it was in part. The soccer dispute that raised the salience of this and made people More willing to go to bat on this. I don't think wrong sports metaphor. i am willing to spot. No the bathroom involved. No no look american. This is going to come out eventually over already calling him soccer so fair enough football involves throwing. Obviously it's in the name. I think you're right zach but i do find and i know i- looted earlier like i think the soccer match highlighted..

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"hungary" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

05:13 min | 1 d ago

"hungary" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"We're going to talk about. Maybe some of the differences between the united states at hungry. This is on point. This is on point. Meghna talk ra bardy and today. We are taking a close look at the european nation of hungary because he scholars of democracy and history. Say if you want to know what might happen. In the united states a little bit down the line regarding the strength or fragility of our democracy take a look at what's happening to hungary now as it marches very clearly toward authoritarian rule. I'm joined today by jack beatty on points news analyst. Kim shepard is also with us. She's a professor of sociology and international affairs at princeton university and author of the forthcoming book. The franken state how or bond undermine democracy and provided a model for the world. She worked on the hungarian constitutional court for several years. In the one thousand nine hundred ninety s lived in and visited hungary many for many years. And in fact kim before we get to exploring some of the differences between In the united states in terms of the depth and strength of their relevance their relative democracies. i actually just wanted to hear a little bit from you about your personal experiences with viktor. orban I if i have this right. You've you've spent some time with him. and what these days when you get off the plane in hungary you have what extra company when it comes to police following you and things like that. Can you tell us a little bit about. Yeah so first of all hungary's a small country and it's not as difficult as it is in a big country like the us to meet people in the political elite. and i i was As you said working at the constitutional court as a researcher on nsf. Grants from the united states From ninety four to ninety eight and during that time i taught a course in comparative constitutional law out in ukraine. The sangari garin part of ukraine. And while i was there or abandon. His entourage showed up from the parliament as they were trying to craft their new nationalist message. They were trying it out. I on gary ins in the neighboring states. And so i recognized or run from television. I walked up to him in the lobby of the hotel and and asked if i could tag along as his group from the parliament was trying out these messages and he kind of let me tag along for a few days so that was how i met him and i must admit this was a nineteen ninety five. Just as he's pivoting from being a libertarian. To being a nationalist. And i remember coming back from that trip and saying to my friends in budapest. I've just met the most dangerous person that i've ever seen in person And they all said. Oh it's victor lost an election like he's nothing and what i could see in him was set. His mind is like a tractor beam. you know. It's the kind of thing that people say about like bill clinton or to some extent. Barack obama were when you're talking to them like you feel like there's nothing else in the world right but you in them and it's a kind of it's kind of skill or talent that causes your brain to evaporate right so i can see how so. Many people fell into orban's orbit But now that i've become a critic ever since orban came to power. I mean i don't really. I'm not involved in hungarian politics from a don't belong to a party. I don't vote or anything like that. But when orban's started crashing the constitution. Which was the thing i cared about i worked at the constitutional court started paying attention and as i became a critic the full power of the hungarian state against kind of unleashed on your rathers. Marta gets worse because she's actually living in hungary most of the time. But you know i. It started with death threats and then it started with my being followed when i'd show up in the country. My hungarian phone was td and my last visit. I was literally met at the plane door by five uniform. Police who didn't say anything didn't touch me. But just made a little circle around me as i waited for my suitcase at the airport and walked to the door of the airport. Which was i think welcomed hungary and the government knows. You're here So it's a little unnerving to know that they paid that much attention to when i'm in the country into what i'm doing but it's not gonna stop me from saying what's happening there. Wow well. you mentioned marta. Povey who we heard from at the top of the show human rights lawyer based in budapest We want to hear from her again a little bit. Because previously you she was describing. How hungary has changed over the past twenty to thirty years Under an under the rule of viktor orban but we also wanted to know what she thought is similar between hungary and the united states from her vantage point in budapest and she said i c quite a lot of similarities between what is happening in hungary or many parts of europe. And what's happening in the us. When it comes to polarization. I also see similarities.

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Fresh update on "hungary" discussed on Worldly

Worldly

01:37 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "hungary" discussed on Worldly

"Have been talking about the new anti lgbt law in hungary during the break which unfortunately you did not get a chance to listen to. We talked about a very weird experience that i had on. The hungarian serbian border where i found a restaurant that some vegan restaurant and disturb and countryside are vegetarian. I can't remember exactly that. Has its entire menu out jewish stars and the other hosts thought. It was a trap for me that somehow someone set up something those places for. I just stumble upon the serbian hungarian border. Vive -tarian restaurant with slightly confused. Jewish motif yeah wasn't kosher i asked. It's not like it was run by jews. They somehow jewish stars everywhere. They just like the declaration. Because you know. That's what i think of when i think of eastern europe is liking and when they serve you they go go cowboys. It's trap somehow. Made it out alive but so we talked about the law. Now it's nell. Let's talk a little bit about the european backlash to the law. Maybe starting with soccer. Maybe yeah i think this is sort of like the interesting strike. Start just about hungary right. It's about the way soccer plays into broader european politics. So alex i'm not. I'm not even gonna t you up any more than that buddy. You can just start talking. I know you're very happy. So right now. The euro twenty twenty european championships are happening. I did not miss speak it. Is the twenty twenty championships. There happening this year because last year was covid so it is delayed by one year. But it's the olympics. Exactly what johnny tournament. And it's basically to find out who is the best european soccer team on the continent right now so i feel like this. This loss story would have been pretty big Still but it sort of as fate would have it. Germany like the e. u.'s. Leading country was playing hungary in a really important game on wednesday. Where i hear. They're sometimes called indeed on the pitch and hungary had they beaten. Germany would have eliminated germany. Like it would've been like a really big deal. And if germany tied or one would have eliminated hungary so like there was a lot on the line and there was just a controversy surrounding this game from the beginning because of course on the politics and there's usually always politics surrounding soccer games like when england play scotland which happened in the tournament or when an austrian player with serbian. Ancestry makes racist albanian. Chance albanian players. Like it's all kind of wacky in terrible stuff so anyway politics surrounding this game because of the law and how much of europe has felt about it. The game was played in munich of all places and the city of munich wanted to light up the island's arena which is The the big stadium where they played in they wanna light it up in the rainbow. Pride flag colors uefa. Which is europe's governing body uefa. Which is your soccer governing body not full governing bodies That was that was. That was a little bit of a freudian slip. What really runs europe. I mean it kind of does. That's for another episode. That i will happily listen to. I'm not sure it is actually going immediate story. So all the and uefa denied it because they thought oh well. The flag is due political. And so you know you can have the flag light up the stadium so a bunch of other stadiums throughout germany did the german fans brought the pride flag they like dressed up in rainbow colours and the captain of the team. The goalkeeper manuel neuer. Who had been wearing a rainbow are banned throughout the tournament and it was almost it was investigated because of it was still like. It's fine. you can wear it. He wore the game So interestingly enough hungary's like winning the game for most of it and then towards the end. Leon gerrad ska Scores the tying goal which sent germany through an illuminated hungary and his goal celebration. Put his hands into a heart shape towards the hungarian fans as he was running in celebration in. What was a pretty epic troll and he has been bit not shy about his like socio. Political views And so yeah. He scores the goal which is basically saying by hungary and giving them the heart sign which is like both heart you guys and also like acceptance and love and all that kind of stuff. So that is that's really funny. I didn't watch the end of the game. I saw a lot of it. I'm actually writing about this. Alex has written a piece about a two. And so i wanted to see what the situation is winning for for almost the game so i just missed the very end and apparently that's one that's on the good stuff happened. Yeah i mean it was. It was pretty exciting. And what's fascinating is actually at the same time. There's another game happening. This sort of interesting but i think it ties in. France was playing portugal in budapest and the stadium is completely full. Because hungary's lifted all covid restrictions. And i was shocked. Because you know how. Soccer-hungry has a really long great history. They used to be the best players in the world and like the nineteen fifties but had this phenomenal new modern stadium with thousands of people and it is because like or is using soccer to like promote some of his agenda and it's sort of like a bread and circus kind of thing and he's re re building new stadiums refurbishing others and he was planning to attend the hungry germany game. But because of all this hoopla around it. And because i think he doesn't like rainbow colors he decided to not go in. You didn't go to match but it is a double hit on or orbital away right like you had germany which is leading the charge against his law beating him at the sport he's like trying to promote the which he loves to also get through like a lot of issues through and politics through. Soccer is a very himself right semi professionally but yeah like he. He's just a big soccer fan. He sometimes wears the scarf of his team like on the parliament floor. So yeah it's just a fascinating thing. It's kinda hard to overstate how important that is actually for for him personally. When i was there. I went to his hometown where he built like across the street from his house. There he giant soccer stadium like it looks like it should be for a large scale club and like this is a small town like it's not. It's not a big place but it looks very professional. People got really mad about that because it seemed like a giant waste of money to support the building of this thing and it was right. It's just the guy loves soccer so much that he had to put a stadium across the street from is like longtime home. Didn't he didn't pass the regulation that instead of paying corporate tax you can get to the did the nation to fund the nation's soccer. You can you. Can you can send your taxes to soccer clubs. And so right. Hungarian sock hunger in soccer league in the clubs that make it up garnered roughly like three billion dollars in extra revenue because of this tax law. I mean he's trying to develop a soccer in the country one again because he loves it but to and i think it should be said and looted..

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Hungary’s Immunity Cards Allow Packed Stands, Raise Concerns

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Hungary’s Immunity Cards Allow Packed Stands, Raise Concerns

"Hungary's immunity cards process has allowed for packed so customs what is raised concerns Congress is the only one of ten the host countries to allow full crowds in this month's euro twenty twenty soccer stadiums it's just one of the privileges enjoyed by carriers of the government issued immunity cards the testing that they received at least one vaccine does or covered them because the nineteen other privileges include access to services on venues like hotels spas consoles theaters an indoor restaurant dining gets some worry that use of the calls introduced to further encourage inoculation could lead to discrimination on impact fundamental rights I'm Charles within that month

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Fresh update on "hungary" discussed on Worldly

Worldly

01:09 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "hungary" discussed on Worldly

"The new mayor and Pass to seems to be uniting people from the far right and the far left and who many people expect could be a challenger next year. You know the smart money is on orban's somehow pull off a victory right In in whatever way he can figure that out but like this is part of the reason to do this now and of course. It has received a immense backlash from From the european union inconvenient fact for hungary's than it is in the european union and or bond is trying to do anti e things and the eu as a block. All twenty seven nations are supposed to be welcoming towards the lgbtq community and towards silom seekers and a whole bunch of other things that he wants to do. An orban's is spinning in their face. Actively working against the sort of larger blocks interests and designs it's led to this just pretty open confrontation between the us top leaders and just you know leaders in those nations and auburn. Yeah the relationship between the authoritarian. Turn the you're describing. Alex and the politics surrounding gender and lgbt identity or or or feary complicated. It's worth stating at the outset that they're not the same thing right. It's not the case that because the government is socially conservative even a hardline aggressive kind of social conservatism. That you're seeing in hungary that it is authoritative on right there separate policy axes so to speak. But it is. The case that the social conservatism in hungary entrenches youth or -tarian ruled. They're in a number of different interesting ways. I you know. The public is more conservative in hungary than it is in western european countries rates of same sex marriage has under fifty percent support and the hungarian population whereas rates. That's an increase relative to some years ago but it is much lower than the rates that you see in the united states now or in most of western europe so for that point is just like this. You rally your base right. This is the kind of politics that you do and in the competitive authoritarian regime like hungary's. You need to do that. You still need people actually vote for you. Even if you've rigged the game in your favor it just got to get them to turn out in next year's election the two thousand twenty two election alex just talking about it's really important because the opposition all the opposition parties which are very internally diverse ranging from like a far right party to Socialist parties have agreed to run as like a united bloc to topple or bonn last ditch effort to go through the democratic systems. Trying to get rid of him so he's really pulling out all the stops to make sure that he can even in the game. He's constructed so when the second thing is this gives him more power over institutions he doesn't like arguably the the current wave of crackdowns on. Lgbt rights began in twenty eight t. It really intensified in twenty twenty but In two thousand eighteen was the year that the government banned the teaching of gender studies in universities. Only two universities in hungary had gender studies programs so it wasn't like this big thing in in one sense and another sense though it gave the government levers of power over universities which are place where dissent conform wear Students often organize to protest governments. That are authoritarian civil liberties and so now teaching an ideology that threatens the government's official ideology is is no longer legal. Universities can lose their accreditation for teaching it. So that's a way of creating policy lovers. They can be used to keep civil society in line or the third reason is it helps build international support for the hungarian regime. You see a lot of american conservatives. Praise hungary nowadays. They tried to downplay the authoritarian stuff. And they say it's just about the social conservatism. They see as a model for what an actual social conservative politics might look like beyond what they see as the wishy washiness of the american right the unwillingness to use power effectively in the way that hungary has and so this it helps them recruit defenders internationally that they would lose if they were just engaging in a purely authoritarian politics. You if you get people to align in your sign the culture award. They're willing to overlook a lot even blatant rigging if democratic game and so for hungary this kind of policy is extremely useful. Unit makes the european union and other european national soccer teams. Very mad at them. I think that's a really important point the head on at the very end there. Which is that authoritarian regime. Minded politicians will very often use culture. Wars as a purposeful distraction in many ways to push through changes to the judiciary changes to the rule of law to institute more serious controls over the levers of power and will use riling up the base for whatever culture war. shiny object at. The moment is salient. We've seen this in lots of places we've seen donald trump. Is this many times. I think there's also an additional kind of factor that touches on one of the other points you made. The rise of this could have anti lgbtq agenda also somewhat coincides with a decline of the refugee crisis being a salient point group. Grade point right so if you think of it as maybe the peak being twenty fifteen of the refugee crisis post arab spring posts the onset of syrian civil war etc mass migration to europe hungary was very much on the front lines of that orban's staking out an incredibly hard line position against accepting refugees and migrants and made that the rallying cry for his base despite the fact that jerry themselves thousands of them were political refugees for a long time in the fifties and in the end of the soviet union. But you know god forbid. They see similarities between you know hungarian refugees and other refugees. That of itself is a very controversial point to even bring up in hungary but that migrant crisis began to ebb although there's still significant migration to europe the massive huge crisis that we saw in twenty fifteen twenty sixteen has ebbed and so that salience of that rallying point for the base. The anti immigrant sentiment the nationalist raw. Sentiment has has waned and so you need something else right. You need something else to to the base you then start to see okay or picks this. Let's do this thing. Because this can also rallied the base. There's also i think the last point is the connection. Russia russia has passed very similar laws. Banning what they call the lgbtq propaganda very much similarly argued to be you know protection of children etcetera etcetera seeing. I think the effectiveness of that in russia again seeing authoritarians using culture war things to distract from trying to expand their grip on the layers of power. Putin is very very good at this. And i think oman probably didn't miss that and noticed and his his adopted that as well so i think that that's also kind of driving this. So there's a there's a really neat article that explores a lot of these points. Economic article by one polish hungarian scholar titled the gendered motorist operandi of the liberal transformation in hungary and poland. Now pulling you mad with that. Could you wrote down that title again. Gendered operandi the liberal transformation in hungary and poland to dibs on that band name. Now your bad name. The jargon e title asai spoil scholar in syrian scholar about academia bre ri regimes in their respective countries. The post governments very similar to the hungarian government ideologically though it has not been effective dismantling democracy. Not for want of trying how they have tried so. The article describes the gender the notion of gender in the hungarian and the polish government's services. What they call a symbolic glue it functions in the illiberal transformation as a symbol of everything that is wrong with the current state of politics or at the idea is that you use this catch-all notion of social decline as and i quote them here. An enemy figure that allowed illiberal actress to unite under one umbrella term various issues attributed to the liberal agenda. Right so the idea is that you can blame everything. On this creeping redefinition of the families society at cetera and argue this is the root cause of all sorts of different problems and urban dozen in a variety of different ways and it serves as kind of like a master concept for the government when it's talking to its own audience and appealing to its own base. So you say this stuff and over again and everybody starts to understand on your side and starts to understand politics through this lens. The government is defending. The family and hungarian nation against the european globalists' agenda that wants to replace all of us with muslim immigrants and gay people and that really. It's a very very powerful wave appealing to a country that has a long history of support nation by outside powers and is like relatively socially conservative judging by european baseline And so you know they do this because it works right. It's not it's not coming out of nowhere but at the same time it's also normative horrible in a variety of different ways. It's worth being clear on that so we're going to take a break now and when we come back we're going to let alex Talk about soccer for a really long time high. i'm..

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Voting Underway in Ethiopia

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01:22 min | 3 d ago

Voting Underway in Ethiopia

"When ethiopia's prime minister abe hamad first came to power. He framed himself as the leader of law and order. Who would clear the way for the country's first free and fair elections well today. Millions of ethiopians will last had the chance to vote in parliamentary poll. But the twice delayed election is taking place amid raging famine and a devastating civil war in the northern tigray region. Well i'm joined now by. Mary harper the bbc's africa editor. Mary thanks for coming on. Millions are indeed going to the polls today. but it's certainly not the whole country. Why isn't everyone voting. Yes about a fifth of the constituencies in ethiopia are not holding elections today including a as you mentioned the whole of the tigray region which has been in a state of civil war since november last year. But even though the tigray has got the main kind of media interest and international focus because the situation there is so gruesome and basically hungary's being used as a weapon of war. There are lots of other parts of ethiopia. Weather's been ethnic insecurity Really over the last few years. Since the prime minister abe met came to power so people have been unable to vote in those regions as well which stretch across many different parts of ethiopia

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Fresh update on "hungary" discussed on Worldly

Worldly

01:16 min | 11 hrs ago

Fresh update on "hungary" discussed on Worldly

"Soccer tournament with a little. Bit difference in germany's game against hungary on wednesday. The german captain was wearing a rainbow armbands. The fans on the germany side were wearing rainbow flags there so there's a whole rainbow motif going on german side. This wasn't just because it was pride month it was a specific protests. Not only a law recently passed by the hungarian governments. That would limit the ability of hungarians to talk about lgbt culture in a series of public spaces and education spheres but also protest of the european soccer federation which tried to stop the german stadium from lighting up and rainbow colors. So there's a lot going on here. We're going to impact. What the says both about european politics and about the nature of the government in hungary today on worldly part of the vox media podcast network. Zach beecham here with john williams and sadly for the last time as an official host. Alex ward so of course we show soccer. Well we had to write like special guest pretty much every week. Before the episode's alex lobbies us for some kind of soccer content. What it is. But it's always something from the bbc and the headline has football in it. And they're you know he's very excited about it and we never do it because john. I don't care very much but this as it turns out is very important and very interesting does not care much and not just about soccer and plus. I think alex we need to give you a little gift alone nice present. It's very kind. Yeah what soccer is to you. Guys is like what talking about middle east policy. Every week is to me. A fair enough outvoted. Oh i guess. I guess maybe we should start with the sort of less fun part of this and talk about the actual hungarian law so gen when you start talking a little bit about what. This new law does was passed earlier this month and has really met with quite a backlash on the continent yet so the legislation was originally just supposed to increase sentences for sex crimes against children. But there were a bunch of last minute changes to the bill. That made it about something very different. It includes restrictions against showing or popularizing homosexuality or any content that promotes gender that diverges from the one assigned at birth toward children toward anyone under eighteen. So it requires things like labeling content that might fall into the category of not recommended for those under eighteen years of age which that stuff would be restricted from the media like tv. And also you have to be registered organization or group to be able to teach sex education in schools. You can't teach anything to children that would suggest or promote homosexuality. It is conflicted on purpose. By the hungarian government as meant to protect children from pedophilia There is of course a very long and terrible history of it appropriate false conflation between pedophilia and homosexuality. But it's designed this law. It's framed as being about protecting kids from the gay agenda and the proponents of its say. Look it has nothing to do with adults being able to express themselves. We just don't want kids exposed to this. Obviously critics and i would agree with them. Say it is about stifling expression of lgbtq views and representation and so it is part of a kind of broader crackdown. A series of can anti lgbt laws. That have been passed in hungary. I mean the bills fundamentally rahm right from its from. Its premise. The idea that you could sneak in a series of provisions targeting the lgbt community into an anti. Pedophilia bill is jen. Said like a fundamentally discriminatory act but the way the bill is worded it. Specifics also leaves a lot of room for censorship right so it. The exact wording in in translation is that content that popularizes homosexuality or trans identity can't be aired on television except during the hours of between ten pm and five am so when most kids are sleep is the idea what qualifies as popularizing. These things is very unclear. Rate so rtl clue which is the largest television broadcaster in the country. Wrote a complaint being like. We don't think we can air harry potter during the day anymore because there are some gay characters. Now the government says it's not that broad or some of its defenders. Say that but no one actually knows. And that's part of the point right. The idea is that they don't want people talking about gay identities or trans identities or queer identities with kids. They just don't want them to be exposed to it. And there's like an interesting article on a pro-government intellectual journal that i read. That's very explicit about this right. Their view is that kids are susceptible to having their identity. Changed by queer propaganda or trans propaganda. And if you expose kids do that through television programming or through their sex education classes where the restrictions are even tighter right. Like you can't talk about gay sex or how to have. Sex is a same sex couple safely now in sex education courses hungary. They think that that could turn kids trans if you talk about transcendence classes the argument in the article and so you need to ban it because they say and i quote protecting children does not end with stopping sex offenders but should also include from potentially harmful influences until children are old enough to make the best decisions for themselves right. It's very clear there. The being trans is understood as harmful right. And that's that's that's what this bill is about is about if not outright criminalising identity walking very close up to the line and it's part of a longer term thing going on orban's yeah which has been. He's been in charge since two thousand ten. This effect is kind of like an add on in a way not minimize it but it's part of an ongoing series of legislation which is mental block same sex couples from adopting children. Or you know having your your your surgeries or whatever. It may may need as part of a longer term effort that oregon has been doing since he's been in charge since two thousand ten. I mean there's a ban on same sex couples from adopting children. There's now in the constitution. Provisioned bet like marriage is only between a man and a woman. This is something that his government is instituting on purpose in part for sort of in the broader sense. A viktor orban's vision of like a christian nation. You know with traditional values conserve traditional values. That's their their argument there and then the reason to do this now is he's trying to bolster his alter conservative. Bonafides ahead a big parliamentary election next year. Where even though he has written extensively in and well on this while he has a pretty firm grip over hungary at this point there are some challenges to his rule including from.

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EU Signs New Deal With Pfizer-BioNTech, Hungary Opts Out

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | Last month

EU Signs New Deal With Pfizer-BioNTech, Hungary Opts Out

"The European Union has signed a new deal with fines up by on tech but one block country hungry is opting out the bloc's executive arm this finalized a flood faxing contract with FISA biotech food twenty twenty three for an additional one point eight billion doses of that could be nineteen shots to share between the blocks countries except for hungry the European Commission says the contract which is agreed on behalf of all twenty seven EU countries early this month will allow the bond of nine hundred million doses of the current Schultz I'm over serum adopted to the viruses veterans with an option to purchase an extra nine hundred million of them I'm Charles de Ledesma

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French Reporter Kidnapped by Jihadi Rebels in Northern Mali

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | Last month

French Reporter Kidnapped by Jihadi Rebels in Northern Mali

"The video has been released showing a French journalist saying that he has been kidnapped by an al Qaida linked group in northern Mali the head of the Africa desk for Reporters Without Borders all know full game confirmed that journalist alleviate to what had been kidnapped on April the eighth while working a money's no the city of cal we have a reason to to to believe and the worst and I unfortunately and there is a fair chance is set to he was indeed kidnapped by December Hungary do Paul confirms in the video that he was kidnapped by the al Qaeda linked group Jay and I am for okay has appeal to French and Malian authorities to help police him well calling on the authorities to do everything they can the French foreign ministry confirmed his disappearance saying they're in touch with his family and Maddie and authorities I'm Karen Thomas

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Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Pause Is Another Hurdle for Europe

Here & Now

00:17 sec | 2 months ago

Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Pause Is Another Hurdle for Europe

"Countries in the European Union are taking different approaches to rare reports of blood clots and people who got the Johnson and Johnson Corona virus vaccine. Many nations are putting the vaccines use on hold, while others like France, Hungary and Poland plan to move forward with vaccinations.

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Lost in the Forests of Tennessee

Horror Fictional and True Stories

05:28 min | 3 months ago

Lost in the Forests of Tennessee

"You go out in the woods today you are show off or a big surprise. I'm always one for spending time out in nature and enjoying the wilderness. But you always have to be a little bit careful of where you go when you get up to. And that's the theme of tonight's fantastic story. Nowhere near as gruesome as the one. I told you on monday just the same now. My dear friends. I think you know what time it is. It's hump day so please sit back and relax with your favorite drink is. It's time to listen to down here. In the south riding horses is still a fairly popular amongst many. There are many different types of writing. But i've always been keen to trail ride myself. Shell writing is just what it says. It is riding your horse through trails in the woods. Mountains hills and hollows as anyone from around here. Tennessee would tell you it gets hotter than the devils not sack especially during the summer months that is to say when summertime trail riding takes place at night often we wait until full to begin writing because the weather makes it easier but during the summer we ride these rights are always time and a half as usually just a small group of us get together we all gather at the edge of the woods find the trail head from that we set out together for a long night of trout writing through some of the south's last uncivilized land. This particular story and ride took place in august three years. My father and i met up with our friends. Jr and h apm at a place known to the locals as galley hill. It has this name because the trail head is behind the galley hill. Church of christ and cemetry. Yeah i know it sounds bad already but this has been the only trail to this ride for as long as i can remember and it's never cost any sort of problems so like i said we set off for a long night of horseriding and for everyone but me a long night of drinking. I never drank when we rode. Because i wasn't of age and i was our designated driver. I'm aware this all may sound very dangerous. So even strange. But i assure you it's not at least not to us gilly hale is full of well-traveled trails during the winter but during the summer people don't write as much. The trials grow up making it easy to get lost or at least turned around halsey smarter than most folk given credit follow. They have a tremendous sense of direction and can see well at night. The only problem with horses being able to see at night is that in all for them to maintain their vision. It needs to remain. This leaves you without anything to improve your own vision while you ride a thousand pound animal and the duck who the middle of a wooded. No the only exception to this one may use a dim light with a red bulb and redlands for whatever reason which. I'm sure someone hit and explain. These lights won't make your night blind weakland aside from that and the only light we have come from the glow sticks. Everyone ties to the front and back of their saddles. So we can keep up each other easily anyway back to that. All night house came and went with nothing out of the ordinary happening as we wrote and covered a lot of ground constantly putting more distance between us and the whole trailers. I guess. It was around midnight when i made the comment that i was hungry and brought food to cook implying. I wanted to stop for more than just a few minutes to build a fire and eat unsurprisingly. I was not the only hungary one because we immediately stopped him. Within a few minutes had fire roaring and hotdogs roasting when we stop period of time we would always tie horses to trees in a circle and gathering the middle to do our thing. This was done especially at night for more than one reason. I because everyone to relax a little as we could all keep an eye on the horses together and made sure they didn't run all this had happened before and it's nearly impossible to catch a wild in the woods at night. The second reason is because host is a very large animals have superb hearing by having them form circle around us. It served as a natural to any unwanted visitors. Viewing are not after all. We were in the middle of nowhere in the woods at night. The horses formed a circle and inside the circle. We all sat by our fire eating drinking. When carrying i suddenly had the urge to piss so i stood up and walked. Had a few yards to the other side of my horse to go.

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Don't Forget To Feed The Found

The Uncommon Christian Podcast

01:44 min | 3 months ago

Don't Forget To Feed The Found

"What do you mean by feeding the found. Yes so quick disclaimer. I want us to be like fully aware of how we categorize people have a. We often do that in order to understand. People are even like understand their behavior right. So you know some people honestly just don't fit neatly into these categories because correct humanity as dynamic but for the most part Yeah i i like. I like talking about this Especially the feeding. The found part and often i think is like in our mission of trying to find the loss. We often neglect the most important task of taking care of those who are living you know in the kingdom And actually have found a sense of meaning and purpose in following. Jesus A you know it and the whole thing about categorizing and stuff like we're all some level of hungary right we're all some level of of hungary spiritually But it can sometimes difficult to distinguish between what we already. Have you know in what we need. And so Last episode. I talked about being available as kind of one of our takeaways And that's a good way of discovering where people You know are so when i say feed feeding the found basically I mean giving away to others what you've been given what you know whether that is your life. Wisdom experience lessons all the different stuff. It's it's giving to others what you've been given already.

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Business is booming for tech companies during the coronavirus pandemic

Real Time with Bill Maher

06:15 min | 3 months ago

Business is booming for tech companies during the coronavirus pandemic

"It is the corona bursary Was a year ago minus two days where we did our last show here and i am boy at ended quick biden set at me the whole thing i mean i thought i was gonna come back next week. We had a panel book May i able to get a shot. July fourth biden says independence day yet. It we're going to be kind of independent. So i've been leading reading you know the year everybody's running recaps of this kind of stuff this dot. I have to start with that. I thought was most amazing. Jeff bezos law lost thirty eight million his divorce thirty eight billion divorced and he made it all back in a month may thirty five billion in one month. What does this tell us about america. Gentlemen it's worse than that. We've had one individual. Gdp of hungary to his net worth since the first virus. You on mosques just in time for him to peace out and moved to taxes so he doesn't have to pay taxes. We've seen billionaires go from one point nine trillion and wealth of four trillion. The dirty secret of this pandemic is at the top ten percent much less top. One percent are living best lives virus and that some be minute we see a lot of the we actually see places that went out of business by myself. Some of my favorite restaurant. Hey i drive by. And i wanna cry. Because they've been there for a log gone forever but the people who did if you're in the sit on your ass. Look at a screen business. Amazon apple google facebook right. They made their now worth twenty one percent of the whole economy. There we used we talk about the s. and p. five hundred it's the s. and p. seven there's now seven companies that have percent of the market cap amazon's since march has added more market capitalization than all of european retail. We have effectively four companies. That are so dominant. There's more we've been overrun. There's more lobbyists fulltime lobbyist in washington working for amazon than there are. Us senators there's more people working in pr and calms at facebook. Manicuring in march and cheryl's image than there are journalists at the washington post. Yeah we are so beyond any sense of balance in our economy. The eco-systems out of control. We absolutely need to break these companies up. Yeah it's almost like we're going to step ahead. I'm old school that stepping on a. It's almost like the way that you said there bill. It sounded nefarious. Almost like they plan or something you know not that they did of course but they took advantage of it but they took advantage of there's almost like an inevitability of this kind of progress. Let's let's call it. You know where how all that money just starts flowing in these these same directions. No matter what happens to the economy. It all keeps flowing that way but can ask this one question. When i read this about the amazon apple. Google facebook twenty one percent. I mean it was written. I forget where i read it. Maybe you yeah. It was written like oh my god. Twenty one percent of the economy four companies. Yeah but i was like. That's so bad. I thought it was eighty quite frankly. I hadn't read that. I mean the biggest four companies. Who really i mean this is. What's propping up. America as the rest of his goes to shit Is that such a big thing that those the four biggest companies are one fifth of the economy pennzoil. Not that alarmed at do we want one company deciding ninety three percent of the time when we type in overthrow government whether you get Instructions on how to build a dirty bomb or voter registration. Should one company control those decisions. Ninety three percent of the time should one person control the algorithms to decide the content that the southern hemisphere place. india rec- should one company effectively control ninety seven percent of all increase in value of all retail. The third and learn. I know you think healthcare is next right. Don't you think that walmart and is it is on. We're going to be battling to of course. Why wouldn't they want that. they own everything else. Where's the all the money going sick people. That's what america does best makes people look the fastest. The largest business in the world is us healthcare. it's seventy percent of gdp its prices. Keep going up. it's nps keeps going down. That spells here comes amazon but not only is it bad or morally corrupted these companies have so much power it's dangerous. the equivalent of the nasdaq and israel is down. Not up there vaccinating. Seven times the rate when the most powerful wealthiest people in the world are living their best lives. We don't show this virus the full-throated capitalist response. We are capable of if amazon amazon. Start if amazon stock had declined seventy percent instead of risen seventy percent in the last ten months when a van with a smile shows up in my driveway tomorrow morning someone with a somewhat jumped out in a lab coat and vaccinated us. We are living our best lives. This virus has not seen what with the. Us is capable of because stop. Stop at hurt so good. If you're the shareholder class but the other the other point is the every time you wanna talk. This guy's as usual. I said everything i wanted to say. No but the other side of it is providing a service that people like you know. I mean during the pandemic you wanted things delivered to you know so the. That's what i mean the confluence of them being there at exactly the right time with exactly the right service is was very convenient so i know so. Many people have signed up for amazon prime over the last five years because the all of the things that they come with it and amazon is amazing. The type of company that amazon is and how they position themselves to literally pacman. Every every type of that is out there. it really is. I don't think we've seen anything like that type that's He remember he cornered the diaper market. Lost like one hundred million. Just but i i don't care i want diapers to write something wrong with that guy anyway but it's not as bank

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World Food Programme chief issues urgent plea for peace in Yemen’s ‘hell’

UN News

01:03 min | 3 months ago

World Food Programme chief issues urgent plea for peace in Yemen’s ‘hell’

"The worst famine the world has seen in modern history is looming in yemen. The u n world food program. Wfp said on wednesday at the end of a two-day visit agency. Chief david beasley issued an urgent plea for peace and called for funding to help hungary families describing the situation in the war-torn country as hell. He was speaking after visiting a hospital. Caring for malnourished children in the capital saana which is under the control of mainly hutu opposition forces according to wfp half of all children under five in yemen. two point three million are projected to face acute malnutrition. This year. Nearly four hundred thousand suffer from severe acute malnutrition and likely to die if they do not get urgent treatment. Wfp has prioritised monthly assistance to eleven districts with populations face famine like conditions. The more needs to be done for millions. Who could slip further into hunger. Amid ongoing conflict displacement fuel shortages and rising food prices fourteen vessels carrying urgently needed fuel. Lie of yemen's betsy coast unable to birth

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Hungary’s Ruling Party Breaks With Conservative E.U. Allies

Monocle 24: The Globalist

03:41 min | 3 months ago

Hungary’s Ruling Party Breaks With Conservative E.U. Allies

"Relationship with the european union is continuing to sour. The country's prime minister has drawn his party fitness from the eu's alliance of centre-right lawmakers the european people's party a change in the rules to allow the european parliament to expel members more easily and in addition to this hungry is forging ahead with its own coronavirus vaccination program using russia's sputnik v product yet to be given the green light by the e. Tell us more. I'm joined now by buyer. Who's a reporter at politico. Good morning lily. Morning thanks for having me a pleasure to tell us what has happened with fidesz viktor. Victorian suggestion is is that. they have jumped before they were pushed. That's right that's so or band. Sent a letter formally withdrawing his ruling fetus party from the european people's party which job as you said. Is this big the biggest group in the european parliament. It's it's a centre-right grouping but it's actually. I'm quite diverse internally. It has some members that lena bit more liberal at how members which are quite conservative and even though officials eat this move came after change to the groups Internal rules really. It's a culmination of years. And years of of debate and internal tension and ultimately i think some of the group's biggest members and in particular the german at christian democratic union That that's the party of chancellor. Angela merkel at perhaps have started feeling that does is more of a liability ford them and so or bond decided you to quit and look elsewhere and just explain to us how we have got to this point where fidesz is in such a dire situation with the european parliament and that it that oh viktor. Orban has decided to leave. I mean i'm writing thinking that That european parliament officials had already suspended fitness from The the center right group already and this is just a second step well. He's his aides a bit complicated. But basically has has party was suspended from the broader european people's party A few years back but they were allowed to stay in the european people's party group in the european parliament. And what happened this week. Is that the twelve members of the european parliament. Left this centre-right grouping within the parliament and are now sitting in parliament but simply as independent members without formal political affiliation and the big question now is what will come next so whoa joined one of the more conservative right-leaning groups one option is the european conservatives and reformists group where the polish a ruling lon justice party is a member Another option is the identity and democracy group where alternative for germany and marine le. Pen's a party are are our members. And then there's the third option of china to create something new which is tough but but possible So what what we saw. Yesterday is victoria on Wrote a small essay where he said that he wants to build What what he termed a In new democratic rights for citizens who don't want migrants don't fund multiculturalism and in his words have not descended into quotes. Lgbtq lunacy so he is putting out his his his platform he's making his views very very public and clear and saying that he's looking for some kind of New right-wing alliance. We just don't know exactly what form it will take

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Israel freezes plan to send vaccines to foreign allies

Unholy

03:42 min | 4 months ago

Israel freezes plan to send vaccines to foreign allies

"The story coming out of israel this week. was That israeli journalists. Kelly cohen reported that israel's going to send one hundred thousand vaccines to nineteen nations around the world. Some of these nations announced that they were moving are had already moved embassies or missions to jerusalem honduras guatemala czech republic. There was no debate at all In the security cabinet no authorization by the justice. Minister of foreign minister and benny was the defense minister. And by the way interim justice minister said that thinks he's a running running kingdom and not a state by this decision obviously. Israel's already criticized for not making it a priority to vaccinate. The palestinians may talk a little bit more about that. But it isn't making us look better right this these one hundred thousand. Vaccinations being sent abroad. No i didn't think it is. Because i mean vaccine diplomacy which is a new thing now in our will. But he's a real thing you know with china india jostling with each other to distribute vaccines to win influence and goodwill in asia etc. You know united arab emirates is is giving vaccine to egypt. Obviously this is a thing to be doing. Russia trying to boost its profile. But the problem here is. It's very transparent. The israelis basically rewarding friends. You know that hungry set up. A trade mission in jerusalem or the republicans promised to do something similar and therefore because of that recognition Be wants to reward those countries Vaccine i mean it goes down well for the reason you know. Which is the story. A big story around the world is that israel is not accenting Its nearest neighbors and therefore misses something. I think about vaccine diplomacy well. Why don't we just talk about that. Because of course that has reached a new audience that notion of what israel's doing not doing vaccine right and it reached a new audience in you're referring to the snl clip that How shall you say this. Caused a bit of a ruckus this week. So let's listen in and talk a little bit more about reporting that the vaccinated half of their population. And i'm gonna guess it's the jewish half. I mean obviously you mentioned this. Jonathan about how if I think you said this one of the previous episodes if this was new zealand. We wouldn't be hearing at the end of the vaccination thing but because it's israel and it's politically charged. There's there's added complexity to the story. Yeah i mean you know you states say. The snl clip went viral jojo. Avars use that word to me. That was a big moment. Really because it's mainstream american comedy. If that is now it seems to me. There's a judgment there. Such a night live making the among its audience. There will be a perception as a more left wing. Frankly view of israel than i think would have been true a generation ago And you can make a joke like that sort of edgy but the the among kinda millennial snl audience who. Let's say you know. Revere alexandria ocasio cortez. The idea that israel is basically a little bit racist is a joke that lands without audience. That's what i think. Snl thinking there and just on the point about vaccine diplomacy. It seems to me that is the piece that's missing. Which is okay. You think you get a little bit of goodwill in hungary czech republic or whatever but actually what is noticed around the world and we can get into the arguments for and against is. The palestinians are not being vaccinated by israeli vaccine. And that's the big picture to the point where it took butter than snl joke.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Scientist, and Renowned Polymath Jared Diamond Discusses the Derisive Term 'Finlandization'

Kickass News

03:22 min | 4 months ago

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Scientist, and Renowned Polymath Jared Diamond Discusses the Derisive Term 'Finlandization'

"Is the first country that you discuss in the book. Outsiders uses derisive term called finlandisation to describe the nation's relationship with the soviet union. Now russia you confess to being a little bit guilty of this yourself during. I think it was one of your earlier first visits to that country. Why defense take offense at the term finlandisation. And what is it. That non-finn seem to misunderstand. Sure finlandisation is a a nasty word. It's a blaming word that non-finns particularly germans and other europeans and americans applied to finland after world war tooth in world war. Two finland got attacked by the soviet union whose population is about forty times that of finland. The finns fought fiercely. Lots of them got killed. But finland managed to retain its independence but finns learned a lesson from the war against russia. Which is. let's make sure we're not going to get into that mess again. And what we'll do is. We'll talk constantly with the russians at every level from the president downwards so that the russians are not suspicious of us. will they'll know what we're thinking The russians will know that the anoc can be surprised by making an alliance with some other country attacking finland by the back door. Finland's learned learned and they were very careful not to offend the soviet union when the soviet union vade hungry. The finns kept their mouth shot. Okay germans and american set that is that's a lack of courage should speak out against the soviet invasion of hungary and finish. His response was if we speak out. That's gonna have no effect on the soviet union but we learned that we cannot offend the soviet union. Because hundred thousand dollars got killed from making that mistake. That's finlandisation namely a small country being very careful about large country when i first went to finland. I'm embarrassed to say that that one my my best friend in finland who was a veteran of the winter war. I told him so. Why being so careful about russia because if you get into trouble the united states and britain france will protect you. Oh god there's nothing worse i could say. Because the finns had been deserted by all their allies and the finns learned that awesome viable is going to depend upon ourselves. That's finlandisation it worked finland. It's not gonna work for the united states and so there was a sense that they couldn't afford to be brave and speak out against the soviet union as much as others would have liked because they were realistic and they knew that no one else may come to our aid. If we do. Why do we want to get one. Hundred thousand people killed again. Eighty thousand about children driven into exile. No big and be. We're not gonna be stupid again. We can be careful. We will talk constantly with the russians will remain a liberal. Democracy will remain a rich country investing heavily in education. All the we're going to do differently is we're going to talk constantly with the russians. So that they will trust arson and interestingly the united states after the fall of the soviet union sadly in the nineteen nineties while the soviet union was there in a big threat. The united states was talking constantly with the soviet union but with the fall of the soviet union we began to take russia less

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Demi Lovato to Star in NBC Comedy About Support Group for Food Issues

Z Morning Zoo

00:49 sec | 5 months ago

Demi Lovato to Star in NBC Comedy About Support Group for Food Issues

"Lovato's coming to your television in a comedy like a sitcom she will sign on to be a actress and producer of a new show called Hungry, The show will be about it. A food issues Support group, A group of friends you belong to a food issues group and help each other as they look for love success and that one thing in the refrigerator that will make it all better. And this is kind of a little bit of a personal thing for Demi. She had an eating. She did. Yes. Oh, good that she's having some fun. Yeah, you know s Oh, she's a producer. And by the way, Scooter Braun is a producer on this, so I don't know if that's going to make a big thing with her and Taylor. Probably not. If it goes to Syriza's, they're gonna shoot a pilot. If it goes the serious Hungary will be the first regular TV show for Demi Lovato since she was on Disney Channel's Sonny with a chance almost 10 years ago

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Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

ESPN Daily

05:19 min | 5 months ago

Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

"Meena. Hello pablo hello is an nfl analyst for espn and the host of the meantime show featuring lenny so i need to know where you are on the football excitement alerts scale right now because i for a true tape grinder like yourself conference championship. Sunday is in some ways. Maybe even better than the super bowl if the football excitement scale as you call. It was one through ten conference championships. Sunday's about fifteen for me. There's know maybe about whether or not it's more exciting than the super bowl. Pablo it absolutely is. This is my favorite sunday of the year and in part because by the time we get to the super bowl we've talked about same matchups over and over and it's usually like. How many times can we say what you guys rush brady with four. You know before and of course always been in the super bowl the last decade or so. That's a phrase. I've said a lot inventive. You say that. I was going to say you're the person i i would really make that a me. I mean it's true but it's also more fun when you get to talk about other things and this particular set of games. It's really the best possible combination of teams in my opinion. There's a reason why the lions in vegas are very close because it actually looks like a pretty well matched pair of games. I wanna start with buccaneers packers. Meena because this was not a close game when these two teams played back. In october roggio touchdown tampa bay fire the cannons the bucks and thirty seven rogers was abysmal. In that game through zero touchdowns he threw two. picks completed. Completed doesn't half passes in tampa bay when they played each other. The first time and tampa bay destroyed perhaps not coincidentally green bay. Thirty eight to ten. So how did that blowout happened. Well this is. It was such a strange game. Pablo because aaron rodgers has had this incredible season which. I'm sure we'll talk about this. Is the one real blemish on his staff third drops better pass picked off the other side. By two thousand fifteen touchdown touchdown booker. He stunk i. There's no really nice way to put it. Now he stunk in part because the offensive line in green bay which has been spectacular. One of the best football year got beat up. Front rodgers was sacked six times pressured twenty one times. I mean no most of the time this series look cool as a cucumber back there but this was not the case and as mentioned had these very surprising interceptions coming from him. I think he finished the game with a passer rating of like thirty five. Okay so really. It was all about the buccaneers. Pass rush beating green bay upfront and aaron rodgers being uncomfortable as a result and that was also reflected in the running game. aaron jones had just ten carries. He averaged like one point. Five yards per rush again. Very dissimilar from the rest of the season. But you saw what could or should i. If in the eyes of tampa bay be the formula for beating green bay which is if you can stop the running game and keep the packers from executing their play action passing attack which flows from that and get them into third down and get pressure on rogers and obvious passing situations. That's your best chance of beating now. All those things i just said barry. Few teams in the nfl been able to do that but tampa was able to do that the last time. These two teams that so many things obviously have changed since then as you alluded to. That was back in week. Six when that game happened. So in what you've seen since then who's been better this year. Aaron rodgers tom brady. Aaron rodgers is undeniably. Been the better quarterback this year and he is my pick by the way for. Mvp it's between him. And patrick mahomes. It's close but rodgers is that an unreal season. I mean just statistically he's been first and qbr brady was tenth. He ranks third in yards per temporary. He was eleventh forty eight touchdowns brady at forty. He only through five pigs brady threw twelve. You get the idea. So while tom brady is the most complex quarterback of all time i believe. Aaron rodgers is the most talented. Patrick mahomes is kind of them. A run for that. And when these two goats meat i don't know where goat's meat in a field a meadow anyway to meet makes me sort of hungary. Honestly that phrase oud took it there. I guess goats will be hurting in green bay this weekend but the goat whose homefield it is home meadow. It is has been the better one this weekend. That's metaphor really. Just got out of control.

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Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

ESPN Daily

05:19 min | 5 months ago

Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

"Meena. Hello pablo hello is an nfl analyst for espn and the host of the meantime show featuring lenny so i need to know where you are on the football excitement alerts scale right now because i for a true tape grinder like yourself conference championship. Sunday is in some ways. Maybe even better than the super bowl if the football excitement scale as you call. It was one through ten conference championships. Sunday's about fifteen for me. There's know maybe about whether or not it's more exciting than the super bowl. Pablo it absolutely is. This is my favorite sunday of the year and in part because by the time we get to the super bowl we've talked about same matchups over and over and it's usually like. How many times can we say what you guys rush brady with four. You know before and of course always been in the super bowl the last decade or so. That's a phrase. I've said a lot inventive. You say that. I was going to say you're the person i i would really make that a me. I mean it's true but it's also more fun when you get to talk about other things and this particular set of games. It's really the best possible combination of teams in my opinion. There's a reason why the lions in vegas are very close because it actually looks like a pretty well matched pair of games. I wanna start with buccaneers packers. Meena because this was not a close game when these two teams played back. In october roggio touchdown tampa bay fire the cannons the bucks and thirty seven rogers was abysmal. In that game through zero touchdowns he threw two. picks completed. Completed doesn't half passes in tampa bay when they played each other. The first time and tampa bay destroyed perhaps not coincidentally green bay. Thirty eight to ten. So how did that blowout happened. Well this is. It was such a strange game. Pablo because aaron rodgers has had this incredible season which. I'm sure we'll talk about this. Is the one real blemish on his staff third drops better pass picked off the other side. By two thousand fifteen touchdown touchdown booker. He stunk i. There's no really nice way to put it. Now he stunk in part because the offensive line in green bay which has been spectacular. One of the best football year got beat up. Front rodgers was sacked six times pressured twenty one times. I mean no most of the time this series look cool as a cucumber back there but this was not the case and as mentioned had these very surprising interceptions coming from him. I think he finished the game with a passer rating of like thirty five. Okay so really. It was all about the buccaneers. Pass rush beating green bay upfront and aaron rodgers being uncomfortable as a result and that was also reflected in the running game. aaron jones had just ten carries. He averaged like one point. Five yards per rush again. Very dissimilar from the rest of the season. But you saw what could or should i. If in the eyes of tampa bay be the formula for beating green bay which is if you can stop the running game and keep the packers from executing their play action passing attack which flows from that and get them into third down and get pressure on rogers and obvious passing situations. That's your best chance of beating now. All those things i just said barry. Few teams in the nfl been able to do that but tampa was able to do that the last time. These two teams that so many things obviously have changed since then as you alluded to. That was back in week. Six when that game happened. So in what you've seen since then who's been better this year. Aaron rodgers tom brady. Aaron rodgers is undeniably. Been the better quarterback this year and he is my pick by the way for. Mvp it's between him. And patrick mahomes. It's close but rodgers is that an unreal season. I mean just statistically he's been first and qbr brady was tenth. He ranks third in yards per temporary. He was eleventh forty eight touchdowns brady at forty. He only through five pigs brady threw twelve. You get the idea. So while tom brady is the most complex quarterback of all time i believe. Aaron rodgers is the most talented. Patrick mahomes is kind of them. A run for that. And when these two goats meat i don't know where goat's meat in a field a meadow anyway to meet makes me sort of hungary. Honestly that phrase oud took it there. I guess goats will be hurting in green bay this weekend but the goat whose homefield it is home meadow. It is has been the better one this weekend. That's metaphor really. Just got out of control.

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The Mystery Of Hudini

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

06:02 min | 5 months ago

The Mystery Of Hudini

"Welcome to kids myths and mysteries from around the world strange and unexplained people places and events often forgotten by history or loss in the midst of time. I'm kit chrome today. Harry houdini to understand houdini magic. It's important to understand the man born eric. Weiss march twenty four th eighteen. Seventy four in budapest hungary. He moved with his family when he was four years. Old to new york. And eventually migrated appleton wisconsin in his youth. He was a natural athlete and had a fascination with magic and adopted the name. Houdini by adding an eye to the last name of his idol. French magician robert who din although there was a gimmick or special effect too many of his escapes. there were those at pressed him physically to the max one story a story mind. You is that of an underwater handcuff escape. Depending on who you talked to. He was in a box. A straightjacket or manacled hand and foot anyway. The story goes that he was in chicago in winter and had a hole cut in the frozen river that he stepped through not taking into factor that the river flowed under the ice easily escaped his manacles but was swept downriver. Above the shivering crowd eventually dispersed fearing that they had witnessed the drowning of the great magician under the ice. He moved from trapped air bubble bubble eventually finding his way out. There are dozens of versions of his story but whatever the case demonstrates his power of concentration. Above all harry. Houdini was a showman dangling from cranes. Skyscrapers upside down in a straitjacket. He would attrac- upwards of fifty thousand. Onlookers necks craned as they watched the dramatic escape. This would guarantee a pack theater that evening but he was always searching for a new effect. He's responsible for bringing the obscure thread the needle from india to the american stage. This is where he would placed dozens of needles in his mouth along with thread. Poss- drink a glass of water then amazingly extract needles threaded with enough threat to cross the stage later. He performed the same illusion with razor blades. Houdini was much more than a magician however he was a man with an insatiable curiosity and was fascinated with movies made several including one where he was to rescue the ever suffering female from iraq on the brink of niagara falls. She was harnessed to a safety line. Houdini would have none of the safety features offered and was nearly swept over the falls. He got out of the movie business because it didn't make money. He was also fascinated with airplanes and in nineteen ten. Was the first man to fly a plane in australia. Sailing for over three and a half miles. Houdini died at one twenty six. Pm tober thirty first. Nineteen twenty six. He was fifty two years old. He was a man who was driven. You might say by the slogan. The show must go on but also by his own physicality take a look at the old newspaper photos of him in various stages of escape remember. This is long before photoshop notice a developed biceps quadriceps and shoulders however by late forties he suffered from appendicitis attacks and on several occasions had to be helped off stage by age fifty despite more sophisticated special effects his performances required longer periods of recuperation is said that he was backstage reclining from a broken ankle from a previous show won a university student questioned. The magicians boasts of the stomach of oak remember. Houdini was fifty to the student. Delivered a series of blows stopped when. Houdini claimed he was not able to stand to prepare for the strikes. No one knows. If this cost the appendix to rupture hours of the event. Houdini went on to perform with a temperature of a hundred and four. Eventually he entered the hospital where he felt. Recovery was eminent but at the end he was heard to say. I'm tired of fighting. Harry had two loves in his. Life is wife bests and sell you steiner weiss. His mother when she died in nineteen thirteen. He visited select mediums in an attempt to make contact with her from the spirit. World appalled the frauds who claim to be able to make contact. He went on the warpath exposing psychics. Fortune tellers mediums and in the process and raging. The industry is most outspoken. Opponent was the blonde. Which of lime street strange seems her. Spirit guide walter in one thousand nine hundred thousand five said that. Houdini would be dead within a year but houdini had devised a code. That only best would know that if indeed there wasn't afterlife he would contact her using net code. The stories surround this aspect of his life and the code between he and his wife would take ten podcast to explain it to say that he did not connect with best using the code. Each halloween for at least four years after his death she would lie to candle. Hold a seance. She continued the sales which involved a candle said to have burned for ten years. It was a nineteen thirty six ten years after houdini. He's passing that. She handed off the candle. And say on tradition to walter. B gibson friend confidante ghostwriter for. Houdini gibson was also the original author of the shadow mysteries writing under the name maxwell grant late in his life. He passe on tradition to magician. Dorothy dietrich who now burns the candle. Every halloween while conducting a seance seems. Houdini is yet to

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3 ways to upgrade democracy for the 21st century

TED Talks Daily

05:26 min | 5 months ago

3 ways to upgrade democracy for the 21st century

"I want to talk to you today about democracy about the struggles that it's experiencing and the fact that all of us together in this room might be the solution but before i get onto. That owns. Take a little detour into the past. Place called the penick's which is where about two and a half thousand years ago. The ancient greeks ancient athenians gathered to take all the major political decisions together. I say the ancient athenians that was only the men actually was only free resident property ending men but with all those failings it was still a revolutionary idea that ordinary people were capable of dealing with the biggest issues of the time and didn't need to rely on a single supposedly superior ruler. It was you know it was a way of doing things. It was a political system. Was you could say democratic technology appropriate to the time fast forward to the nineteen th century when democracy was having another flourishing moment and the democratic technology that though using then was representative democracy the idea that you have to elect a bunch of people to look after your best interests and if you think about the conditions of the time the fact that it was impossible together everybody together physically and of course it didn't have the means to gather everyone to give virtually it was again a kind of democratic technology appropriate to the time fast forward again to the twentieth century. And we're living through what's internationally known as the crisis of democracy what i would call the crisis of representative democracy. The sense that people falling out of love with this as a way of getting things done that. It's not fundamentally working and we see this crisis take many forms in many different countries so in the uk. You see a country that now at times looks almost ungovernable in places like hungary and turkey. You see very frighteningly authoritarian leaders being elected in places like new zealand. We see it in the. Nearly one million people could voted at the last general election but who chose not to now these kinds of struggles these sort of crises of democracy many roots of course but for me one of the biggest ones is that we haven't upgraded democratic technology. We still far too. Reliant on the systems that we inherited from the nineteenth and from the twentieth century and we know this because in survey after survey people tell us they say that we're getting fish year of decision making power decisions happen somewhere else. They say we don't think the current systems allow government to genuinely deliver on the common good the interests that we share as citizens they say. We're much less differential than ever before and we expect more than ever before and we want more than ever before to be engaged in the big political decisions that affect us and they know that awesome of democracy have just not kept pace with either the expectations all the potential of the twenty first century. And for me. What that suggests is that. We need a really significant upgrade of our systems of democracy. That doesn't mean we throw out everything this working out the current system because we always need representatives to carry out some of the complex work of running the modern world but it does mean a bit more athens and a list victorian england and it also means a big shift towards what's generally called everyday democracy and it gets us name because it's about finding ways of bringing democracy closer to people giving us more meaningful opportunities to be involved in it giving us a sense not just part of government on one day every few years when we vote. But we're proud of it every other day of the year now that everyday democracy has to key qualities that obscene seen proof. They with time and again in the research that i've done. The first is participation. Because it's only if we as citizens as much as possible get involved in the decisions that affect us. The will actually get the kind of politics that we need. The will actually get our common good served. The second important quality is deliberation. And that's just a fancy way of saying high quality public discussion because over well people participating but it's only when we come together and we listen to each other. We engage with the evidence and reflect on our own views that we genuinely bring to the surface. The wisdom and the idea is to what otherwise remain scattered an isolated amongst us as a group. It's only in the crowd really become smarter than the individual so if we ask what could this abstract idea this everyday democracy actually looked like in practice. The great thing is. We don't even have to use our imaginations because these things are already happening in pockets around the world.

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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

03:10 min | 7 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"Pi advising professor and co researchers for being so supportive and having me as part of their team it's such a surreal cool feeling to be published to be a published scientist tax. This is ali a bonus tax. Who's paco happily provided below. Ali is absolute. I'm becoming a cat person. This is really annoying and look at the ali with are there. he's like. Don't touch my beer. Basically look at the dog is a tiny little. Do with the millennium paco. Pakelle so that's wonderful. Thank you congratulations. On being published next up from lita pronouns. She and her after listening to the twelve to podcast. I have to thank anonymous for asking the pronoun question. I'm the typical middle aged upper middle class white suburban women with a degree identifying female a member of the democratic party and a strong supporter of the g community and civil rights. That being said. I don't know shit. I noticed the pronouns on twitter but don't follow all the trends therefore i was unsure of the specific or that of that but by doing that on my own profile. I didn't know i'd be showing support. I have included a few picks. Them fat cat squeezed into a little box in his princess. Caton idea staubach's really is tiny the second country box new and we will share these pictures with you on the newsletter for patrons to say no. I love the next one to you because this is also an addition. This one's from breanna pronoun her a beans crew a quick addition to your pronoun discussion sis gender people using their pronouns trans folk letting us know their pronouns so anyone can easily and comfortably use the right pronouns. In every conversation we are privileged to have which with each other very well said thank god put very i mean. It's so concise and it makes sense. Actually i post a lot from my trains. The trans community. And it's amazing. I've gotten some direct messages. That are like. I didn't know you were trans or asking. If i'm trans in it's just it's such a. It's such an unfortunate question because you should not be surprised if sis identify. People are posting support for our trans community in la. Is this if you are only fighting for people that look and sound like you do. You're doing it wrong. Yup that's it. Speak up and up for everyone else. That's anyway. She goes on to say things for having such a compassionate conversation about pronouns for all of your listeners to hear bonus photo including my happy pod chickens and yogurt beaks. They're eating yogurt. That's why at the beginning. I went is because i scroll down and i saw the picture of chickens. I love chicken. How how very dare. I love chickens are web designer. My very good friend. Twenty five years used to call me the chicken whisperer because we would go to the fair And go to the chicken tent there. They have chicken contests like beauty pageants chickens. Who fucking knew. And i go in there and be quiet and then i'd walk up to just i'd pick my chicken. I'd be like i'm gonna talk to that chicken. I'd go up to the chicken..

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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

03:50 min | 7 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"It's the best part. I don't know if we can top. I mean our listeners. Good news stories are incredible and hilarious. But i don't want to be top. The the hungarian orgy you said top carry an orange. I'm pretty sure that legislator was oh man. We needed seventeenth for squash. That's so good. All right i'm gonna kick this off. We have a. We have a story from lisa pronouns. She and her high ladies have been a big fan for about two years now. It's been cathartic to listen to you. Rage about the injustices in this administration and also break down the legal mumbo jumbo legal mumbo jumbo in a way that is interesting digestible. You've brought clarity to a murky time. I also love that. You love your animals and their sidekicks to your lives. You can tell their family and that is the only way it should be. Here's a picture of one that helps keep me sane. Her name is pepper and she is eighteen and still rock in it. She is love and the best cat. Thank you for doing what you do. And i think you would make a great lawyer. Also i have to include something. That's got me through this past year. For spontaneous field goods the hashtag tiny trump's i leave them on random things especially in places. I know people won't appreciate them. And even in some places that will bring a smile have a great day and thank you for all you do. Look at that beautiful gee nature oh eighteen. She's lovely she really is. She's got a sweet phase sickly surgeon like a like a silver foxy persian on. She's adorable and here's the tiny trump's hashtag tiny trump's and there's a cat hair on it look at that dc it. Oh my god i always. Whenever i see older cats i was thinking of a story. A couple of friends of mine. Lesbian couples shocking. I know But they when they got together one of them had a cat that was sh fourteen and it was an issue because the other one was allergic. And she's like. But i love you and you know she was like listen. The cat probably doesn't have much longer. Just stick with me through this. And she did and the cat lived to be twenty four years old so it turned like ten years this important. I'll have to be allergic to the cabinet that point. She was like look. I'm i agree to this. So yeah my best friend. who's dominatrix. Her cat peyote was twenty four when she died it just old af right. I'm so sorry. I was clearing my throat. Did you say your friend. Who's a dominatrix. Yes yes so nonchalantly not the name. Actually my friend who's dominate. I think he just wanted to tell the listeners. You have friends that are dominatrix dominate. Try dominatrix sees the listeners. Know about my best friend. It's like one of the things like throughout this like the last few years. I've been very supportive of sex work and very supportive of sex workers and antipasta And so they all know now you now. You know i love in check out hashtag tiny trump's and you can see what we're talking about these little cardboard trump's you just leave them places all right okay. We got more. We got good news this coming from rebecca pronouns. She and her. My first scientific study was published in a real academic journal. Congratulations rebecca i'm an ecologist and i spent my last year of undergrad on research team analyzing the social environmental risk of on site wastewater treatment systems in our country. Basically finding which septic systems are most likely to fail. And who is that likely to impact three guesses who hasn't worst. I don't think we've need three. My dear and our work was just a journal. Environmental science and technology. That's awesome shout out to my amazing..

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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

07:41 min | 7 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"And real life lawyer andrew torres hi andrew. Aj thanks for having me back. Yeah no problem. So i went over this crazy breaking news yesterday on the show for a bit and i promised i'd come back tomorrow and get in the weeds a little bit. And that's why. I have my favorite real life lawyer here to help me get in the weeds. Because you're very good at. We'd thanks. i think so. I think it is. I think it's important preliminarily to talk about sort of how little we know. And how strange this right. So what we have is a document that's been released because this case is It's twenty dash five but it's on the grand jury dock and grand jury proceedings are sealed. So i usually like as lawyer. Like the first thing i do is go log into pacer and get all the documents and share them with you. They're not otherwise made public. But you know that's how we got for example the text of Trump's pardon of michael. Flynn before anybody else had it right because having volume icus brief in that case i get a little notice that have popped up you know. As soon as sydney powell filed her motion to dismiss. So i can't access the stock. Nobody can access this docket other than the parties. That are the subject of the grand jury. Indictment that's come out and The did the doj lawyers who are pursuing this investigation. So that's kinda point. One point two is what we do not have. Here is an indictment what we have is a motion that was granted three months ago. Four that allows the government to review certain correspondents in connection with the grand jury proceedings and the correspondence that there. And so you know you might be thinking again Your listeners know this well from the excellent work. You did back when michael cohen's office was rain. April april two thousand eighteen. I remember because i was visiting the pentagon that day when the news came across my my inside the pentagon when i got the news That that cohen's office and hotel room. Because his house was being remodeled had been raided. Yeah and look like attorney client privilege super duper important to me as an attorney with clients right But there are two really important exceptions to climb privilege. There's the one that covered or failed to that applied in the instance of michael cohen Which is called the crime fraud exemption right. Which is you can seek legal advice from your lawyer but if the legal advice you're seeking is how to commit a crime that is no longer privileged great and there are good reasons for that And the other exception. The that comes into play in this case Is a third party exception. it's really really basic. So so here's the fence. Aj you engage me You know to a reputable for totally legitimate purposes. You wanna file a lawsuit against somebody. We need In my office or over the phone and and that's totally fine. That conversation So long as you were seeking legal advice and not committing by and not committing a crime is covered by attorney client. Also i can bring on My assistant i can bring on a paralegal can bring on an associate right. Doesn't even have to be a lawyer as long as they're an agent for me. That's the that's the key language acting as an agent for the attorney end similarly on on your side great lake if it's an agent for you if somebody acting on your behalf Then that maintains the privilege on your end but the minute if we're at a baseball game and there's somebody sitting next to us and i start talking to me. You know in in the good old days back when people went to sporting events in public Can tell how long. I've been using these examples but right like we're we're out in public And there's somebody air A third party if we start talking about your case that invalidates the privilege that breaks the privilege. 'cause the third party in the world right and and i think in this particular case what happened. Was these emails. These were forwarded to third party who is not an agent of the legal team of either party and is just considered a third party non lawyer and therefore waves. If from what i can tell through through all the red actions. They say this person's not an agent of the lawyer isn't on the defense team and therefore is a third party and therefore your client tourney privileges waived so you can put at the bottom of your email and they i think they retroactively from my understanding. Change the subject line of emails to say this is covered by attorney client privilege. You can say that all day but the minute you release that information to a third party you are Effectively waving your right to attorney client privilege to claim that as a reason for this stuff to not be entered into evidence right. Yes yes so. So so so so i ll be let me just say that is exactly right. Like that's footnote each where they renamed the documents to add in You know that these were attorney client privilege and you are a hundred percent correct. It's one of the first things you learn as a baby lawyer. Doing these kinds of privilege reviews is just because it says attorney client privilege doesn't mean that is yeah and and also consciousness of guilt here retroactively changing email subjects to include the tag the delta. The designation is is what determines of attorney client privilege. So the timeline of this. My understanding from the partial and ceiling order that barrel. How signed is it back on august. Twenty eighth the court said hey department of justice. You have ninety days. I'm going to release this. You send me your reductions and the ninety days was up. I believe November i think november twenty fifth or something like that and november twenty sixth on the day before the last day. I think that that was feasible. The the department of justice filed a motion submitted. A status report requesting can we. Can we please keep this under. Seal you guys. There's people in here who have not been charged by the grand jury and they did not suggest any redaction they just said we don't want to do it and judge how said sorry. Charlie now you have. Until november thirtieth by an order on november twenty fifth you have until november thirtieth. I'm doing this. You need to give me the reductions. We'll redact the people's names when you take people's names out of the mix. You are no longer revealing identities of individuals and conduct that has not been charged by the grand jury so redact all that shit sent back to me. And i'm releasing it because a lot of people were like ooh interesting. It was released the day after fluid you know the week..

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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

07:51 min | 7 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"For today. I love it. Listening for not get coachella. We better get pardoned palooza. That's all i'll say. Yeah though however this they're still corona virus news. This is actually more about the emergency funds. That are up. been a problem. Basically the story comes from the washington. Post some more than half of the money this is. We didn't know this before we thought the number was different more than half of the money from the treasury. Department's corona virus emergency fund for small businesses went to just five percent five percent of the recipients according to data on more than five million loans. That was released by the government. Tuesday evening in response to a freedom of information act request and lawsuit now according to this data the government's paycheck protection program. The ppp about six hundred of the largest companies including dozens of national chains. They received the maximum amount under the program. Ten million dollars six hundred mostly large companies got ten million dollars now officials from the treasury department and the small business administration. Sba have argued the program primarily benefited smaller businesses because of a vast majority of the loans in they're saying that was about eighty seven percent were for less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars. Well that was as of august however the new data shows more than half half of the five hundred twenty two billion same timeframe went to bigger businesses and only twenty eight percent of the money was actually distributed in amounts less than one hundred fifty thousand. You know it's funny because you've got pelosi talking about why it mitch mcconnell doing anything. We'll because his wife his millionaire wife already got her. Ep helps so really. What else does he have to do for. The american people infuriates me. Additionally in the story there's a blanket approval allowed allowed congress officials and their families. And this is where. I'm talking about mitch. There's a blanket approval allowing congress officials and their families to receive p funds without a required conflict of interest review. That's huge several members of congress. Mitch mcconnell including some who helped shape the programs. Rules benefited from funds according to news reports and financial report. So if you are a small business out there listening to this. And you somehow turned down for p. p. you have every right to be angry with is administration because we're seeing exactly where this money went to and we knew it. It was helping a lot of trump's buddies yep Yeah and there's even further reporting going into how many of the companies have benefited from the paycheck protection program are actually trump or kushner companies. Also in the news. President elect joe biden intends to keep fbi director christopher ray in place if he's still on board during the start of his administration that's according to new york times on wednesday but president trump has publicly and privately discussed firing reggae Before the election trump told advisers he planned on firing ray if he won a second term several news outlets reported in october. That you know that that's what was going to happen. It's unclear whether trump still wants to push ray out but it seems to view the fbi as insufficiently loyal baselessly implying. A suggesting the the agency may have helped rig. The reason against him an interview on sunday the doj and the fbi against trump trump administration is ousted at least a dozen other high level officials as we know since losing the election. We've gone over. All of the most notably secretary of defense mark esper- kind of talked about this too about how the fbi agents association actually wrote pen letters to biden and trump's and keep him on pleased. You just keep him on so biden has decided to keep him if he still there. It doesn't say if trump fired him if he'll rehire him or just put another person in charge of the fbi. That'll be interesting to see what they do. So i just want to thank you for this next story. And the reason it wasn't a teaser in the top of the show is because if we tell you there's a news article about twenty a thirty person orgy. You're not gonna listen to the rest of the news. Thank you a. g. for this all right to twenty nine year old doctoral student who hosted a brussels orgy made headlines around the world and this is why it led to the resignation of hungary's prominent anti lgbtq politician. Joseph i would say is here. You're going to help me with this name would would you say Has ager spell it for me s. z. a. j. e. r. the chair. Joseph suggests we're going to come. Joseph roger so this is an anti lgbtq politician in hungary now the reason this is so funny is that He tried to escape through a window onto the roof when the police busted through the door of course the host insisted that he followed all necessary safety precaution so the story goes on this guy named david. Kelly said that he only invited ten male guests to the party and he had nurses to administer rapid kobe nineteen tests at the door. So this was a safety precaution. Now this is. This is one of my favorite parts. Sadier was actually not even invited to this orgy. He went with a friend so this is an anti lgbt politician. In hungary that chose to just buddy up with someone to go to this party In the ho. Said i always invite my few friends to the party. Who turned who in turn brings some friends along and then we make it fun together. He continues to say we talk a little. We have a drink just like in a cafe. The only difference is that meantime we're also having sex with each other. I don't see what's wrong with the was not invited. He wasn't invited to the party about this year. Not allowed and eight. Oh god oh my god. He was not invited. Fuck watch was not invited not invited so the talk about where this room was set up. Apparently it's like covered in halloween decorations. But then it goes on to say that there's also pink hearts overstuffed. Sofas along the walls and mattresses thrown across the apartment this entire things like a black light nightmare to me like. I'm not going to the party. I'm not sitting on a couch it. Just i can't get over how much this is is. The reminds me of the patent. Oswald fox watch story where he was out looking for houses with his wife and actually okay keep going. He's politicians to cheer doesn't have identification on a g so at that point. That's when he tried to escape the party through an open window onto the roof but he was stopped by police who then took him to his apartment to confirm identity and diplomatic status as a member of the european parliament parliament. So this is. What's so infuriating to me just to have a serious note. I'm so tired of these. Fucking closeted politicians creating parties creating organizations passing legislation hurting that the one community that they refuse to acknowledge their part of look. I don't give a shit if lindsay graham is gay. I don't give a shit. If mike pence's gay i do give a shit if they're both gay and they have the power to create legislation that is hurting the communities they may or may not belong. That's my issue or falwell. Junior -actly i don't give a shit if you in the pool boy in your wife for doing some stuff. Fuck yeah i five. I also don't give a shit. If melania trump posed nude and was in porn hell. Yeah i support sex work. 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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

01:53 min | 7 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"It's a flurry if you've been listening to this show then this will come as no surprise because we've been talking about pardon palooza for a while now but nothing quite prepared for the corruption until it actually happens and this also comes after the new york times. Release a story. That trump is currently considering pardons for vodka. Jared rudy eric. And don jr. you know just in case While we understand that innocent people don't need pardons trump is spinning this as a response to the threat of a runaway deep state prosecutor. Who could come after them now. All of that already being said this has gone down in the last twenty four hours just coming across my desk right now breaking news about a vodka. Trump out of dc of uncle trump sat for a deposition tuesday with investigators from the washington. Dc attorney general's office as part of a lawsuit alleging misuse of inaugural funds gross misuse. And this is according to a new court filing in january the dc attorneys general office sued the trump organization and the presidential inaugural committee alleging. They abused more than a million dollars. Raised by the nonprofit by grossly overpaying for use of events space at the trump hotel in washington for free for the two thousand seventeen inauguration deposition of witnesses as part of the loss of underway over the past. Several weeks tom. Barrack chairman of the inaugural committee was also deposed. He was deposed november seventeenth. That's according to the court filing the attorney general's office also subpoenaed records from barack barrick. Iv ivanka and first lady. Melania trump and rick gates the former inaugural committee deputy chairman according to the lawsuit gates personally managed discussions with the trump hotel about the events base. And we kind of saw this coming. So that's the fucking crazy. Pardon palooza coup sedition treason. Ivanka inaugural committee. Tom barrack back on your fantasy indictment league news.

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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

03:52 min | 7 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"Hello and welcome to the daily beans for thursday december. Third two thousand twenty today. Flynn calls for martial law days after receiving his pardon from the outgoing president. Sources tell c. n. n. to expect a series of pardons as we learned trump has discuss pardons for his three large children. Kushner and rudy giuliani. Most of the paycheck protection program money went to large businesses. We'll talk about that biden. Plans to keep christopher ray on as fbi director provided he's not fired between now and then and a deep dive into the bribery. Pardon scheme unseal yesterday by judge barrel. How i'm your host. Jean and i'm dana goldberg. Oh my we have a big show today. We have breaking news just coming across my desk like i said i know like like i have paper here. Just someone just handed me do dude but big news about of trump. And this is really. I'm like jordan. If you're out there listening this is year day. So here's what here's what's going on and and you know let's just because there's so much here in this lead story and you have some incredible reporting to let's just go into it. Let's just hit the notes. I'm in hot notes. Dana you are going to die okay. Oh i can't wait. This is podcast porn. Started so first of all mike flynn today. A wednesday shared a message encouraging. President trump to temporarily suspend the constitution imposed martial law and silence the destructive media. This is really just sort of suspended. The constitution for the last four years more than temporary suspension under this administration. Right so true now brad. Heath reuters has written quote. The statement cheers lincoln for trying to arrest as a prime court justice who disagreed with him which many historians say never happened and it says violence by antifa black lives matter including haranguing people as they eat means. We are literally under attack from within. Now i've been expecting this. You know he's taken the qn on oath and there's been this whole sort of ball to have this three percent or uprising after the election will here. He's announcing it. This comes on the heels of a recent pardon of flynn by trump. You know the department of justice filed that motion. We went over yesterday to dismiss flynn case which is still active and judge. Sullivan has not yet dismissed the case. Maybe wait to commit treason and sedition until after the case was dismissed. I had posited that sullivan would likely dismiss the case based on the sweeping pardon but might have something to say about the case on the way out like you know he might write a twenty thirty page things saying. Here's why this sucks. But he dismisses because your pardon power is total now. Sullivan has this sedition. And let's be honest that's what it is. He has to consider this as well before he dismisses. The case sullivan's response should be interesting. Considering he had asked during flynn's first sentencing hearing he had a couple he had asked whether the prosecution had considered treason charges. So he's not. He's not tight lipped about this stuff. He's not a quiet person and it's also of note that this call for a coup which could be a crime came after the pardon so that's a crime that wouldn't be covered by the part because you can't pardon future crime. So what a tool. I just imagined like every week like trump being like okay now pardoned. Flynn like we've for it we for it. It's like the quiet game with toddlers. Okay it starts now. Okay now keep happening over and over again. And additionally sources are telling cnn to expect a flurry of pardons answering the question what is the collective noun for a group of pardons called..

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"hungary" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

Armstrong & Getty

07:26 min | 7 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

"The armstrong and getty show the story of jenn pisarski. Who's gonna be biden's press secretary wearing the soviet union are you have you been following story. Missed that so there's a picture of her. Where in one of those furry russian hats down pink and it's got the hammer and sickle on it so it's a soviet union hat and so obviously people were put in that picture around because luckily picked his his press secretary somebody wearing the hammer and sickle soviet union. At but i guess the back story is it was a photo op and a joke or something like that. But then the question is but y- ban yet your band this from twitter because it's misleading you. Didn't you know it's one of those things that the lax context so you're not allowing it to happen. But there are all kinds of other things that with similar contexts that you allow flagged by various social absolutely. Yeah heavily flagged. I briefly at twitter twice during vacation and it was great the not that the the rest of the time that i didn't and all that controversy and stuff if you follow if you if you just glance at the right people it's one of the best ways to get information that's ever existed but if you don't just glance at those people and then if you start reading the comments you will immediately you know. Get sucked into the the dumpster. Fire so one text. I wanna menu because we We mentioned the hungarian politician that has now resigning. He's an anti-gay rights politician high level in parliament Who got caught at an orgy with twenty-five dudes twenty-five naked dudes. He snuck out the back and got arrested in st. Well if you're going to have an orgy hope they'd be naked dudes and we got this text. I'm a gay man living in northern california. My whole i've never been invited to a gay orgy. This isn't a normal thing that you do as break. Its way out there. And you're like trying to roll back. And he gave rights whatsoever politician and rolling around with two dozen naked guys. That's so out there in a change in the name of that country to well hungary michael kids dead crowd here tonight. Come on all i pictures. Just a big ball sweaty hair. Do we have the sitcom laugh and the anymore. I didn't think it deserved it clearly. Didn't i think i'd be no longer hungry as what i would be. Ease oh are you done with your gross sex story. So i can get material. Human beings can use our listeners. For instance very briefly fringes texted. I will keep him anonymous but his contracting firm applied for and received an sba loan for twenty nine thousand dollars. That's the way it's supposed to work. The problem is i didn't apply for it. he writes. Sba fraud person said that thousands of fraudulent loans have been funded through this program. It's probably hundreds of thousands onto my deep thought. And it's i realized it's gonna seem overly simple and even a tad obvious. But i think it's worth remembering and i can't remember exactly what the circumstances were when i was thinking about it but i was communicating with my daughter my youngest who lives and works in the washington dc area. She's just completing her course of study in government and data and voting all sorts of stuff and And i was reading a little bit of the very little news. I took in about the changing of the guard in washington. Dc and and all the lobbying. That's going on zillions of dollars pouring into the georgia center. Just remember this. My friends very simple thing. Washington dc if you've been there recently you know. This is a very energetic city. People are on the move there on the go. There's lots of traffic there. Lots of young good looking folks go go going. What is the energy. That animates washington dc. It's not patriotism. It's not your best interests. The energy that animates washington. Dc is greed. Where the money is pure and simple. Same reason people came to california. It's where the gold was greed. Well put the gold. Rush is washington. Dc the programs that the buildings the lobbyists all of it. It's it's a pipeline for unthinkable amounts of money to flow through and like some mexican gas pipeline. There are people lined up little valves draining as much as they can from it. The energy that animates washington. Dc is greed shriver. Forget it three and a half trillion tax dollars flow in every year. And it's going somewhere right. You go there and you try to get your little chunk of it or you're listening chunk of it. Since that's like most most expensive counties in america. Hey brother i. I'm i have authority over. One hundred million dollars worth of grants. I'm going to steer it toward you and your company. It will fashion the rules in such a way that you'll have the inside track and then i'd really appreciate a job on your board when i'm done in a couple of years about two hundred and fifty k year would do. I'm going to be serving on a couple of other boards. That's all i ask. That is the energy washington. Dc stop spent sending more money there some voting for policies that imagine they'll build you a utopia cut it out. God you're being played for such suckers the grand eloquent speeches about how they're going to bring you equity and fairness and the rest of that crap money man so the world's are america's worst serial killer were knowing we're learning more about him. Have you been following this story. Yeah sarah term samuel little. Yeah oh my god. Maybe we'll delve into that. I there's there is a bit of a fascination with serial killers that people tend to have. Usually i get a little ways into it and i think why am i giving this guy any of my time. But there's some interesting nuggets to the story and on a lighter note because everything is one of the funniest bits of sarcastic chronicling of the social justice warriors and their travails. I love this thing. i just came across. We'll share with also the anti constitutionality of chas chump. From seattle armstrong and getty. My name is jamie loftus. And i'm here to tell you about my new show. Lalita podcast lolita. Vladimir nabokov is one of the most controversial works of all time and our culture is done. Its protagonist a huge disservice over the years. I've spent the last few months getting to the bottom of how america turn. This abused young girl into sex simple. And what that says about us new drop weekly on mondays listened to lolita podcast on the heart. Radio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to podcasts..

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"hungary" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

Armstrong & Getty

07:07 min | 7 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

"They really seem to let their guard down by the last day. If i could do this over and go back in time i would not do this event again. That's the organizer of swingers party in new orleans. That happened over the weekend. And which now forty one. People have tested positive for the corona virus. They had if that's all you test positive for after that. That's a win. it's a win. They had masks social distancing and i antibody tests in all kinds of stuff and they said people were pretty diligent friday and saturday but the by the time sunday rolled around. It seemed like all rules. Were forgotten and the swingers party got out of control now. Forty-one people have tested positive. Well at least we care a little bit about our debauchery as opposed to hungary where you've got a member of parliament who has resigned. This particular viktor. Orban was very hardcore. Anti-gay rights stuff of any kind of the or the president prime minister. Yeah a crackdown on. Lgbtq writes in hungary that has been going on since he was elected prime minister in two thousand ten. You have a whole bunch of people that were caught at this. Twenty-five man orgy man not person. These were all do. Hey guys when. When did the chick show up. I understand. I think they all attended to knowing full. Well that it was a sausage party. Need some people refer to these things so yeah that is something. The police found twenty five naked men at the gathering including a bunch of politicians. The the the newspaper quoted local police as saying we interrupted a gb won't put a finer point on that A great bash. The exactly the the organs. Hungarian government is curtailed. Lgbtq right since he was elected prime minister in two thousand ten and the announcement. Was i deeply regret violating the kobe restrictions responsible on my part. I'm ready to stand for the fine net occurs and that was orban himself. Now that's a different dude. Who is almost outspoken. Member of party icy okay. Anti lgbtq rights but his only regret is violating the covid restrictions. Your anti-gay everything and you got caught at. Not only you know gay activity but not normal activity. Most people get involved in the hetero. Normative man judd. Most people are disgusted by the idea of to seven naked random people having sex with each other. And that's what you think is a good way to spend your evening and your your your apology to Statue and says we should we should have socially distance and that's almost sounds like a gabby nominee to paraphrase the beastie. Boys' you gotta fight for your right to all g go hungry. I'm supposed to say this. I'm just gonna read it verbatim from executive producer. Mike hansen in the armstrong and getty started eight masks. You need masks. We got masks. Damn good masks. Get the air force massacre the classic ketchup and mustard logo mask. Now order your g gear now so that your loved one. We'll get it by christmas. Oh and we have upped the ante. We've spent a little money and there are now a enhanced shipping options. Okay so you can get them quicker. Get your stuff quicker and some of the some of the swags great and it helps keep everybody employed the mask adjustable straps on my hand shutdown before. That's a that that helps right. That's that's beautiful thing do dimension especially for the small headed their non-profitable i have or the gigantic. Hello yeah. They're they're adjustable. They're comfortable they're light. They don't get that weird chemical stank to him. I wore them cross country and back flying so anyway. Armstrong and getty dot com. Love this story. More than half of the emergency small business funds went to large businesses new data shows. That's your paycheck protection program. More than half more than half. That's about six hundred. Mostly larger companies including dozens of national chains received the maximum amount allowed under the program of ten million dollars. These names known are they're kind of like can cannot be figured out. Who was exactly. Yeah yeah yeah. That's the data this coming out and the company just for the government for allowing it to happen if they didn't violate laws if they merely looked at the letter of the law and their compliance guys said. Yeah you're in the clear because a paragraph three. I don't know. I suppose. I could fault them for being against the spirit of the thing and i want to get a little more into this because it's pretty interesting but how mad are you if you're running a small business. I as i've said before. I personally know more people who have closed their business than have covid. Yeah since this whole thing started you close your business and you got big businesses. That weren't supposed to get this money getting the money. How mad does that make you. How do you ever pay taxes again. Well and this is the problem with gigantic sweep government programs. They're impossible to implement properly. We were talking about. How medicaid is a hammer. One hundred billion dollars a year on purpose yesterday so the officials from the. Oh what i start to say. We cannot say enough that there ought to be good solid aid programs for small businesses and laid off employees. Going on right now. Okay maybe you disagree but if you agree with the premise. It ought to be happening right now. And the democrats in the house of representatives have so clearly rejected two-thirds of loaf saying nope we're not gonna take it. We're not going to give it to the waitresses and the the line workers and the and the blue collar americans. No we're not going to unless we everything we asked for which is primarily a bail out of era state and city. They have not gotten you that aid now. The the mainstream media is not telling you that. But i mean it's it's one of the it's one of the great political scandals i've ever seen and nobody's talking about it. How they intentionally stopped aid to you. The average american to score political points and we have we have a problem. We through the trump era because of all the all kinds of reasons that have been discussed to death. But we've lost our way in our ability to have a conversation about any issues. Yeah the media has has has lost its ability to do that And and we. The consumer of the media have lost the ability to scrutinize them on it. I guess it's we're out we're so far out of whack. I don't know how we get back in iraq. Can we get back into whack in any way that there can be anything close to reasonable coverage of giant legislation so that we can take it in as citizens and then kind of have a discussion about it. I'm not sure we can anymore. I'm.

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"hungary" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

Armstrong & Getty

03:38 min | 7 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

"Joe biden.

"hungary" Discussed on Hall of Shame

Hall of Shame

03:10 min | 8 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on Hall of Shame

"You'd probably do the turns maybe do like one turn just so that I can have that turn back to heal back to you'd retire he'll I'd retire he'll. Well. The Russians were eating it up hundreds of Hungarian ex patriots in the crowd were jeering them waving the flag of freedom adopted by the revolutionaries and urging their countrymen with cries, of Hajra Magai. Which means go Hungarians Oh. Wow. A Hungarian person is listening to this and being like, what are you saying? Like actually that means give me your cat quick question. And maybe you don't know the answer to this, and if somebody listening does I would honestly love to know with water polo. Isn't he physical contact sport because there are a lot of that. If there's a penalty box, I guess there must be there must be I feel like it's intense certainly this game was, but you could like Foley drown. Like. It's insane to me that this is. A contact sport. It's wild. Yeah. There's a lot like I said you and I could not hack it. Speak for that's for. Sure. So I am captivated by this water polo match from one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, six in a way I would not have guessed before my research had you told me team Hungary all the way baby I'm like so in I. o I am rooting for this team one, hundred percent. So much is on the line I wanna Hydra mcgeoch shirt literally anytime that Russia can lose. Sorry. For this. So you know, I'm here for it when Hungarian player. Gear Mahdi punches a Russian player on the chicken with a windmill motion while shooting to score the first goal. Wow. When did you one of those kind of things like Oh, you're in my way. Your face was in my follow through my dad. I love it minutes later, the USS are the. Sloth current away is, Hey, is sent to the penalty box for slugging then the Soviet. Union's Boris Marquardt off and Hungary's on boulevard also go at it. It's nuts but the Hungarian score three more goals it's four zero. Wow. Yes. Love it. You love to see it the Hungarian, taunting the Russians about the shutout the Russians according to their plan are becoming increasingly frustrated just like the Hungarians wanted to more, Russians are sent to the penalty box after his slugging Hungarian players. Wow. Things are getting nuts. Five players in total were ordered out of the pool by the free to Hungarians and three Russians. It was like open warfare out of the pool. Just seems like. Such a funny thing to yell but you're wondering what about the blood what of the name of this match? I can kind of put into together. Well, let me tell you though the. Event is wild. There's no. Irvine's the door who I've talked about a couple of times. The team's star player who was like I'm fucking never going home had scored two goals..

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"hungary" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on Worldly

"It was frustrating for him to have to put up with even the veneer of a democratic system even though it was cleverly designed to keep him not a foul of EU rules about democracy. You're supposed to still be a democracy if you're going to be in European Union and it is a big deal for Hungary to be in the EU reason being the EU gives them a tremendous amount of subsidies which the government has used to funnel money to their preferred businesses and private sector leaders and also just generally keep their economy afloat site poor management by the organ regime. So it's strings overreach. Not just because it's unnecessary for dealing with the coronavirus problem but because it is in fact likely to produce a backlash you already have people in the European Union talking about what kinds of punishments or not exactly sanctions in the sense of like what. America does the country that doesn't like but other kinds of internal rules that might maybe restrict the flow of money to Hungary a have hearings of some sort about its continued membership in the EU right if it gets cut off from EU funding and resources. There isn't an obvious way for the government to make up the gap moreover it strikes me. This is from talking to Hungarians again that it's really really important for the regime's legitimacy to be able to tell people that they still live in democracy. If you'll get pulling inside Hungary people still believe that they should have democracy. I think ordinary citizens believed at least as of two thousand eighteen that they were still living in one. That was part of the point of having a state bought media right. You can convince people their living democracy even though they're not but if they do this and then they Now recently a new push to try to take power away from mayors at the local level. It just so happens that some of the mayors in the country's largest cities including Budapest. Our opposition party mayors that they actually managed to despite the playing field being so tilted against them manage to win some local elections which is an extraordinary feat and a testament to the fact that maybe Hungarians are starting to get tired of the way that Bonn had been running the country. Now it's GonNa be much much much much more difficult to say. We respect the will of the People. We respect what they decided to do. And that could in theory there have been street. Protests against government policies that successfully forced them to back off. That could Engender a serious popular backlash against the regime. So that's kind of why I actually think that the timing right now is really smart on Orban's part not that again. Not that I support this idea but I think the timing actually makes a lot of sense because one just talking about popular protests and backlash. Well if everyone's scared of getting corona virus and it doesn't gather in large groups that makes protesting a lot harder just physically you know logistically. So there's that there's also the kind of broader idea a lot of strong men dictators. We've seen this in authoritarian regimes across the world. And over time they like to present themselves. Often is this benevolent father. Figure who is watching over the country in protecting you and keeping you safe and I can understand at a time of great fear overcurrent virus. Alex like you said they. They may only have a comparatively low number of cases but their neighbors and other countries in the EU have a lot more cases and and I can understand that presenting himself as this look. I'm just doing this to protect you. It reminds me a lot of how you see. Hooton trying to set himself up as a wise elder Russia. You've seen that obviously in the Kim family regimes throughout time in North Korea is like we are the ones protecting you from this threat so I think in that sense it makes sense the question which I think you've both gotten at is okay. That lasts for only so long right once. This threat goes away and it will. It may be months or a year but it will and at that point if he doesn't then rescinded which everything points to the fact that he probably won't then do you start to see popular protests. Then do you start to see the backlash capitalizing on on fear? A lot of people just want to make sure that the government's in control and doing something in a way that people who don't normally like government control you know might not otherwise. Have those kind of stronger feelings. Like I wanNA feel like somebody's in charge and taking control and keeping me safe so I will let him have these powers for now. The question again is what happens when the crisis is over. We're going to take a quick break. Because Jen helpfully brought up the fact that this is not just a Hungary problem but actually global problem. We're talking about a few other places where the current of. Irs Crisis has served as an opportunity for authoritarian leaders to or authoritarian minded leaders in democracies to try to expand their own powers or scope of control of the state. Hey It's Swisher you may know me as the only person who looks cool wearing sunglasses indoors but in my spare time. I hosted podcast called Rico decode every week. We talk about power changed the people you need to know. Around tech and beyond some of my recent guests include Edward Snowden Megan and the cast of the ellwood which was a huge thrill for me. If any of these sound interesting to you. Listen them now on Rico. Decode subscribe to the show for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP to be the first to hear new interviews every week. Hey it is as a host of Ezra Klein show podcast. We've been covering a huge amount of corona virus related questions over on the show and this week we sat.

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"hungary" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

13:15 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on Worldly

"Maybe there's a few leaves in there and it keeps like riding over Jen's face sometimes we just see a mouth in some disembodied tattoos talking to us it's like enjoy interacting with somebody So yeah as you. Listeners are aware of at this point we are recording from our home studios which is to say just places in our actual houses. We apologize for any errors in the quality of sound so we are talking about a common feature of crises of any sort. Which is that leaders. Who have authoritarian tendencies often tend to use them to expand their own power? And this is true. Both in the thornberry in states where it's to be expected but also in countries that are nominally democratic but have elected leaders who have consolidated their own power and used it to undermine the process of elections themselves. No country is more known for this phenomenon. Hungary where just in this past week? The parliament which is controlled by Prime Minister Viktor. Orban's government passed a bill that would essentially give him the ability to rule by dictate for as long as he wants not just the duration of the crisis but literally as as long as he sees fit to be in charge of the country and ruling it by his own orders Jenner. Alex is there any other order like that? You're aware of in any democracy around the world democracy. No we see these kinds of orders all the time in authoritarian countries the sweeping power here in Hungary is so pervasive. I mean we'll go into the details momentarily but I think just generally speaking. It's important to note that is effectively. Cut off any form of dissent especially from journalists that has given the authorities a lot of power to kind of jail people for staying outside of quarantines wherever may be antidote suspended a lot of the political processes whether it be elections whether it be actual having a parliament etc and so like this is unheard of in the democratic world? I mean democratic nations. Do take a lot of steps that trample on civil freedoms and whatnot. And we'll get into those but this is way beyond this is very much a centralizing the power in the executive and in Orban's specifically in Hungary and so this this is why it's it's stepped outside of the norm and broken through Outside of all the other cases that will soon talk about this is so much further and so much more authoritarian than we've seen and it's even leading calls. I mean it's gotten so bad that even some in the European Union are saying maybe it's time to kick Hungary out. Yeah Zach longtime worldly listeners. Probably know that you did a really awesome reporting trip. In Hungary in the not too distant past time has no meaning anymore. We are in the ninety third day of March. I think that's correct. Yes even though. It's April first one one recording this and since you know a lot about Hungary and have done some really great on the ground reporting there. I wonder if you could just walk us through in detail. What specifically or bonded what these orders are and how he pushed it through. Because I'm still you know I know the kind of general outline but I wonder if you could just walk us through the details here so it's important to understand the background here. That is to say what the Orban's government has been doing for the past ten years. Roughly that it's been in power or was prime minister of the country is not his first time in power. He was shortly after the end of the Cold War and his party lost an election an early one and he decided afterwards that the problem was not with anything that he had done. But with the voters and the media and so on that yet his his feet as faction or fee dash depending on how accurate. You WanNa be in terms of the Hungarian pronunciation. I'm not going to be accurate this time because my Hungarian is very very bad or bond after after taking power this time around systematically worked to undermine the free functioning of democracy. Now this is not being until right now a overtly authoritarian takeover of the state. That's a relatively new thing What he has done instead is very very. Subtly corrupt the system to rig the playing field of elections specifically parliamentary elections. The important ones and to make it difficult for anyone to fund or start off any meaningful opposition bloc so this involves things like redistributing economic and regulatory favors towards his friends and his political allies buying up media broadcasters and newspapers to the point where something like ninety percents of all media outlets and Hungary by one estimate are owned either by the government or by its associates that is to say business leaders or rich people who've been empowered by the state to work with them and to make it so that elections are functionally noncompetitive and by functionally non competitive. I don't mean that opposition can't run and they can say what they wanna say can do all of those things until recently you didn't go to jail in Hungary for expressing to send what they did was make it such that it was already difficult to begin with because they gerrymandered. The map pretty profoundly so that feed us would have structural advantages in the electorate. They also would not give equal time to opposition members. They would do tricks like stand up faked parties with similar names. This one is less proven but so plausible or voted. Ballet's Lee. Yeah. They tried this before. That's crazy I heard on the underground for people in Hungary but the point was to make it so that it still looks like a democratic political system. It talked like a democratic political system. But you know when you're you're actually paying attention close and very very detailed attention to the way the electoral system functioned. You'd realize that this is not an electoral system at all. It's a way of legitimising. One man rule They also amended the constitution of variety of different ways with a two-thirds majority which they've won repeatedly in these rigged elections. So when I was there in two thousand eighteen there so live debate as to whether Hungary was authoritarian or democratic state and I made the case in my piece to link to in the notes that it was not a democratic state that it was essentially making a mockery of the idea of democracy and there are still some people in the West even who have defended this as merely an expression of the populist. Right-wing will in Hungarian society when in fact or on his real popular support. I don't want to understate this. But in fact or buying You know in the last election. He won under fifty percent of the vote but over two thirds of the seats in Parliament. And that's even despite systematic rigging with the media. This isn't a guy who's winning on a wave of popular support even though he does have some in reality the current order. You know part of me wonders why the decided to issue this at all because it it strips away the subtle and clever veneer that the government had used claim that they were still democratic state as Alex said it indefinitely suspended democratic procedure most notably by giving ORB on the ability to issue authoritative dictates. So he just sort of says so literal dust. Yes exactly right. What's more is that? This order doesn't have an expiration date. It doesn't say until X. amount of Kovic cases are under control It it just as long as or bond himself decides that he wants to rule this way he can now it's possible for parliament's to vote and remove the powers from them. And maybe they will but if they do. It won't be in a way that provides meaningful constraints on Orban's power because again it is controlled two thirds by feed as the court also has oversight but Orban has systematically worked to pack the courts with his cronies and neuter the courts jurisdiction to make it difficult for them to overturn the ruling. And if you want to report critically on this if you're in the ten percent of media outlets that are not owned by the government or one of its allies you can be put in jail for five years under this legislation for spreading false information. Now this is supposed to be in theory about Corona virus of course when you have one strong man in charge guy who's again and again demonstrated his authoritarian instincts. There's no doubt that what this means is. He wants to power and he wants to jail people who threaten them. Just to play devil's advocate here and you know I don't actually you agree with this. But there is the corona virus crisis in Europe right. There's one here in the United States. There's pandemic going on first of all KINDA WANNA know. What is the current situation in Hungary? Like are they in the same kind of situation that like in Italy or Spain or even parts of the? Us like New York to be part of this. Bill basically is allowing like you said him to Orban's had basically issued dictates from the top down but it would seem to maybe make some sense as we're seeing potentially in the US of needing a strong federal government to handle things at a federal level rather than letting local and state or regional leaders making kind of add. Hawk Patrick Decision so one. What's the situation like to? Is there any possibility that this is actually a good move? Even if it doesn't end that itself is pretty scary. Yeah those are fair questions. And they're both wrong so the last amount of cases I've seen and I'm sure the situation changes all the time but last estimate I saw was about four hundred or so positive cases at hungry. That's incredibly small compared to what we've seen in Italy Spain the United States. I've seen in in South Korea and elsewhere the notion that Hungary's hastings such a crisis that requires A dictator literally from the top to solve. The crisis is mute It's never good to have four hundred seven people sick this way but it is not necessarily worse. It's not even close to one of the worst cases in the world. Plus we've also seen democracies handle these crises without needing dictates We've see south. Korea is a good example Heck I know the United States situations out of control but we've ramped up testing and a whole bunch of other measures without needing dictatorial rule. So I guess it's been proven as you do not need authoritarianism or as Zach also wrote eloquently before and we'll show like this notion of authoritarian envy if only we had these strongman rulers in charge. We would somehow be able to curb the scourge early enough to maybe try to answer. Questions is why Hungary doing this now. Y so blatantly and I can't say to have any special knowledge here but if I were a betting man I would say that Hungary is in the EU and so it had to abide by even a thin veneer of democratic practice at a time when everyone is focused on only one thing and especially when a lot of EU countries are facing a lot of this problem. France Spain Italy. Their attention turned elsewhere. And now that thin veneer doesn't need to be there anymore and what's helpful. I guess for someone like or bond is when you make these kinds of laws. When make these kinds of moves? They tend to stick. It's really hard to remove them. And so yeah. We're all criticizing and they'll be podcast episodes about Orban's doing a bad thing but this too shall pass and these laws will remain. And that's what I worry that. He's taken advantage of the small window to probably do something he's wanted to do. But had some constraint against and none of that constraint has gone he's gone full-throttle. Yeah it strikes me Alex to that point as a serious case of authoritarian overreach in some ways like like counterproductive. Move on the Orban's governments part so for one thing as you've pointed out and I it is simply incorrect. That authoritarian powers are necessary to combat the current virus. In fact if you look across cases I spoke to a number of different experts about this. There's no evidence that authoritarian states are performing better and some of the worst countries for example Iran and early on China failed due to the nature of their authoritarian systems. And that's part of why we have a global outbreak to begin with but contrast some democracies like South Korea. Taiwan had performed relatively. Well right. It's just. There's no systematic comparison argument for why you need authoritarian rule by one person or one political party powers in order to do the the the measures necessary to contain corona virus. Which are compatible with you. Know Still Standard Democratic functioning. The second point is I think Oregon and this is a little bit of speculation. But it's based in part on talking to people who know him personally used to work with him including one legislator who's in his party until she realized he was and quit Is that he. He is a guy who really wants and likes to have power right. He wants to rule as a one person states. That is what he's been building towards..

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"hungary" Discussed on GroundTruth

GroundTruth

10:43 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on GroundTruth

"Let's recap the playbook of victims. Ben I is. Allies are banned newspapers. We Sean now. Under the umbrella of Kashmir second is government spends millions of dollars each year to keep those propaganda media afloat regardless was acquitted of journalism and third orban ban any supporters. ACOUSTICALLY trying to clamp down on independent media as ability to do that job birds all band government. Defense cash mass position. In supporting Hungary's entrepreneurs and enterprises the formulation and establishment of cash was a market like private initiative and we helped the private initiative and the resort and Kovic is victor all vans international spokesman and he explained paint to me that Kashmir also plays an important role in Hungary's development for the past nine years. We've been building up those areas. which have relevance this? From the perspective of Hungary's National Future and that is a matter of national strategy or national security including critical infrastructure picture and so on small has approached the government with an initiative which was bringing together a Hungarian owned media. And we believe that in today's world at the beginning of the Twentieth Century Emmanuel respect the national ownership of media is part of the critical infrastructure. We have to face Kovac was not concerned about the lack of transparency of Kashmir. You says the government does not intervene in this private initiative of detail title. What about a state advertising money directed to cash my media companies? Does it create a bias and distorted media market. Well I believe not I I mean. Depression is wrong. What is important for us is how to reach those Hungarians actually to whom we are talking to and that's why we have concentrated revenues that instead instead of spending it in an efficient way we spend the money efficiently according to call that because cash so fast it only makes sense for the government amen to spend money advertising food or cash match? That is we have dogs. We want to reach And it doesn't matter who is providing US those targets if if the advertisement reaches the goal for that it is fine for the government to advertise because over countries do it but the problem is unlike other governments like France Austria all bands. Advertising campaigns MIA minorities migrants or any opponents of the government. Speaking of Austria Victor Albans Media Strategy became a source of inspiration to inference twenty eighteen national election campaign. Hey this is old your former video clip codes the AP's affair which was released by two German newspapers. Newspapers Video. Looks like it was. We've called it with a hidden camera. It shows the leader of the Austrian Korean Far-right Party and Russian investors plotting to win a twenty eighteen Austrian. Parliamentary elections part of the scheme was to buy Australia's has men tabloid and to motivate after the media takeover in Hungary. Lena your birth from we are back in. Brussels does Belgium after several weeks longer. It was time to go back to my routine of covering Europe but I could not forget. How all bands methods could could become a template for the rest of the continent like scheme? We just heard out in Austria. I am not the only one. Julie Marches Zach is from reporters thirds. Vote Baldur's while it is already the case I mean if the e U does nothing he will allow other member states is to follow the road. I mean Poland does what Hungary did before. Yeah it opened the doors for other member said to say Oh Anyway Eddie. You doesn't care about value so we are free weekend whatever we want. So what can Europe do. UPN lawmakers worries at Oban tight restrictions offers a free media but also immigrants and human rights groups will only weekend Democratic Dick Freedoms what was really surprising over. The past months is how European officials in diplomats are aware of what all band is doing the free repress but some countries like Poland Romania and Croatia. I totally agree with some of all bands. Policies overs like like France and the Netherlands. Believes that Hungary's democracy is in danger. It is always difficult for European countries to jugs in neighbors. Positional GNOMES. Oh sensitive national issues. So besides what they called could monitoring Zishu said do not wish to sanction allman and. This is another novel. Line of Alban's particular playbook playing within the limits of what is acceptable to European Union and finding grey areas and when any DAS- he knows he won't face any scrutiny or consequences beyond the European Union's broader concerns about all bench controls the media there is also a local crisis. I'm reminded of what Attila by Bose. The local editor in page told me he said that there is no freedom of suppressing the pricing Ongeri Anymore Shaw Kubota shoveling atom is going to hold your most of your. I'm pessimistic because a few years ago. We never thought we could could of ended up in this situation Viktor. Orban wants to preserve a tiny version of a democracy. People can protest and some newspapers can still write bad things about the prime minister. So this allows victor hormone to say see in Hungary. There's no threat to democracy named Josh Right Act and that is a shadow. In which Hungary finds itself today where some of the trappings of democracy remain intact but the country's democracy democracy is under threat so government controls a large percentage of the media and seems to be writing history of the nation Hungary are`maybe stumbling towards a new very ties. A what all bank owes his illiberal democracy in Quinton aureus various is ground truth global reporting fellow with our democracy undone project you can read his accompanying written piece in the Atlantic magazine on our website. We've created a graphic illustration `lustration authoritarians playboy for all seven countries featured. In the project. There are also interviews with each of our democracy on reporting fellows. You tell us what you think of this episode and give us a rating. Tell your friends they can subscribe on. NPR One apple podcasts. spotify or wherever they listen. This episode was reported and produced by Quentin Arias with editorial support from Tracey Tong and Rob Rosenthal special thanks to Ludovic the Peltier Kutaisi. Our senior producer is Mitch. Hanley the Ground Truth Project editorial team includes Selena Gomez Josh Co so todd. Ching Wilson Bano and Maria Somali ground truths executive editor is Kevin Grant. The Atlantic Magazine's global editor is per shot row. This podcast is in partnership with the Atlantic magazine and is supported by W H major funding for this season of the podcast comes from the loose foundation and the Macarthur Foundation. I'm Charles Senate. Executive producer of the podcast and founder of the Ground Truth Project which which supports emerging journalists to do on the ground reporting in undercover corners of the world our democracy democracy undone series continues as we turn to the next chapter in the authoritarians playbook exploiting religion in India Prime Minister Narendra commodious redrawing India's religious fault lines to consolidate power in the world's largest democracy in Kashmir the Indian government has stripped the only muslim-majority already state of its autonomy in Assam. hindu-nationalist mobs are lynching innocent Muslims in northern India. The state is constructing a Hindu temple on. What's what's left of a mosque? Desecrated by Hindu. Nationalist Mobs Modi is also redefining. What it means to be Indian who is a citizen listen who will become stateless? Dehumanizing indigenous people is violated illegal Bangladeshis. Because they didn't they're grabbing land. 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"hungary" Discussed on GroundTruth

GroundTruth

07:01 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on GroundTruth

"Minister Viktor. Orion the Victor Orban has been involved in politics for over thirty years during the one thousand nine hundred eighty S. He was a long head activist calling Owen to Ongeri Communist. The communist regime collapsed. I and in one thousand nine hundred ninety s country held free elections Viktor. Orban was elected to parliament leading his Fidesz party which had received saved barely nine percents of the seats. Eight years. Later or band became Hungary's Prime Minister and Bill to coalition government. We've over conservative conservative parties but oh bands. Opponents criticized each placement of allies in key wars the station and is polarizing politics. Fix all bands party lost. Its majority to fasten into any became the leader of your position. He supported the blames blames. The media for the loss in two thousand ten oban came back in a landslide so that TV on the part five this time he's feeders. Polity held the two thirds majority in parliament. This majority allowed Adam to disregard any objections forms the opposition parties and gave them the power to rewrite the constitution. They did this more than ten times since two thousand ten is tacked. The Constitutional Court is caught as a country. More conservative judges Zan Victoria all ban. Dan began to redraw the media landscape. He pushed four new regulatory bodies and media. Console stacked it with his allies the console whereas power to impose penalties on media outlets for any coverage government considers unbalance. That is anything critical of the government. We've all bands government controls in place is wealthy backers went on a buying spree from Dotan. It was the year run. The government came to power overlooked of ownership changes in the Hungarian media market or by is economist economist and member of Mythic a media watchdog. Several international investments left the Hungarian market or they just I simply saw the major of their portfolio especially in the only two car market at the same time the domestic investors bought up this media assets and this domestic to invest rs and that financial mess stars. They are political invest best starts. It means that they serve political interest of course not surprisingly program meant odaguard close to the prime minister I Began to build a media empire brought up newspapers and independent websites. The also shut down newspapers overnight like the left leaning liberty of the people more of what had been independent media suddenly became loyal promoters of government typically to Viktor Orban is looking forward to a third successive term as prime minister after e one another four year term in twenty eighteen. All Band was now how about to officially sanctions his media. Empire Kashmira now a year later. Kashmir's almost five hundred outlets. It's include political newspapers local newspapers. TV stations tabloids and news websites then the government quickly issued a decree declaring that the creation of Kashmir was a matter of his election or interest. This is key. This decree exempted cashmere from any other side from the country's competition authority and it has managed to evade any antitrust laws that could be enforced buys as European Union of which Hungary has been a member. Since two thousand four Kashmir's national dominance is built on a network of local news outlets many are in small cities across the country. So I went to one of those communities. I drove free hours to patch a CD in southwest southwest Hungary in twenty seventeen Attila. Babu's air win. Good launches a regional news website. Free pitch the explains local communities. Today have a hard time finding news about the local areas typically the Kashmir local newspapers have around sixteen pages but only a fraction is written by the local reporters that means fewer stories stories about local officials stories. We've looked going back to the issue of conducting a lot of people stopped breeding those newspapers for political reasons but but also because they weren't interesting anymore or they were badly written. Most local media owned by Kashmira and receives a content from public relations agencies. NC's told me why thinks Kashmir investors are buying small market news outlets and it's not unlike sinclair media the America which is used its chain of local TV stations to spread nationalist right-wing point of view. He yet uh-huh yeah clearly. They look for opportunities in rural areas. Where people only get information through the television or the local newspapers? It's a bigger electoral weapon than we think. Think according to a news regimen dominated by Kashmir's nationalist narrative helps keep Albans Party in power abic before launching their own. Line new site at till an air win wrote for the paper that today is owned by Kitiona but because independent and not pro government they are now running into problems of access. Zan Not invited to press conferences and officials do not answer questions. This is the easiest way to reason for that is to call us fake news so they don't communicate at all so we don't get any information on cashman not only towards information that on gas receive it plays a significant foale inside the ties moments. They see Hungary as less than ten million people about the same number as Indiana yet Indiana as it just over two hundred fifty media outlets compare that to Hungary's nearly five hundred pro government media outlets controlled.

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"hungary" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"The world's first twenty four hour our stereo video music channel you became flashier and more aggressive and began to rely much heavier on disco influences and heavier electronic sentence so for years. Yep Roc was seen as cool. It was consigned to wedding parties and dusty record collections. I'm came in to be seen as hit me of one thousand nine hundred eighty. S Small Seed Fund fool music but what you're seeing seeing. Is that the wind in its way back in the sales of y'all rock now yeah definitely now on spotify there's playlist that have hundreds of thousands of followers and and also if you look at things like Google searches for yacht rock they've steadily climbed since the twenty tens and you see this nice little spike in summer months when people try and seek the guy that distinctive west coast sound not summery breezy be your house and when people are seeking out. Are they looking back to these classics or are we or the new yachtsman. They're definitely looking back for these classics but I think a testament to the influence of this genre of music is the fact got so many modern day artists looked back to it and include traits in their music today and some examples include fragments of time by Daft punk and if you listen to vampire weekend money of their tracks have distinctive yacht qualities to them if you're looking for more latent tribute than I think you need look no no further than undercuts show you the way which actually features Michael McDonald.

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"hungary" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:31 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"Any hopes they have of stopping the west destroying the woolworth soon dashed as dozens of young men pulled on a rope and chains. The chunk went up our don with the wall after the fall of communism in one thousand nine hundred nine. Hungary turned to democracy. It's new political system would be held up as an example for other central and eastern European states. That's not the case today. The current democratically elected leader is Viktor Orban's. He's held office once before for four years from nineteen ninety eight. He was re elected in two thousand ten ten and there's little sign. He's going to lose his job anytime soon I sing. Migration is stoppable in many countries especially invest your politicians tried to convince people that it's not possible to stop by not through Mr Orban's anti immigrant rhetoric and the accompanying policies of his party Videsh mean he remains popular in a country that has little ethnic diversity but he's also taken worrying steps to ensure his job security steps that have catalyzed Hungary slide into autocracy Chrissy. What victor done has achieved over the past nine years in Hungary is to hollow out a European democracy so so that it's effectively a one party state. MATT STAINED GLASS IS OUR EUROPE CORRESPONDENT. It feels like any other middle income European. Stay Day like a functional liberal democracy but it's not it's controlled by one man and his political party and his friends all of this is a far cry from the prime minister's routes when as a young long haired liberal urged the Hungarian people to reject communism communism and embrace free elections gone off in one thousand nine hundred nine as the Soviet. Via Block was coming apart. Victor Orban was a talented young law student who was identified as one of the most liberal anti-communist voices in the Hungarian student movement up politically but over the course of time he he has shifted from a liberal centre-right stance to an increasingly nationalistic stance so by today the it wants young liberal reformer is now a hardline nationalist ruler who dominates his country's political Michael System with an iron hand well. What do you mean by that in. In what way is he is a dominant. How is Hungary different under Victorian as of the late two thousands Hungary was seen as the most successful possibly the most entrenched formerly communist country in Eastern Europe in terms of its transition to democracy people saw it as a stable capitalist democratic liberal country member of the European Union and over the course of the last nine years he has changed the constitution altered all of the institutions of the democratic state so that they can be controlled old by his political party by businessmen politicians businessmen and oligarchs were linked to him. He is extended domination over the media sphere. He's hollowed out the court system but how has he managed that how has sort of gotten away with it starting from a stable happy democracy so completely undermined. How do you do that well hungry. It wasn't really a tremendously happy democracy. When Orbin took over people were quite satisfied with the previous Socialist government which was fairly corrupt erupt as well but that has faction led them in two thousand ten to vote for Mister Orban's Fidesz they about fifty three percent of the vote and because of the Hungarian electoral system that fifty three percent of the vote meant that they had two thirds of the seats in parliament and with two thirds of the seats in parliament they could changed the constitution which they quickly did they change the constitutional court they revise the electoral system and gerrymandered district in which people are being elected and make sure they wouldn't leave and what you found was that by two thousand fourteen by the time the next elections they had effectively guaranteed themselves victory victory and the two thousand eighteen election's again. They want exactly two thirds of the seats in parliament at this stage. It looks like there's no power you're in the Hungarian system of governments that can stand up to dash and Viktor Orban and the separation of powers which you need for a liberal democratic state effectively no longer exists in Hungary but insofar as they actually have. Why have the Hungarian people gone along with this is is all of this just simply below the radar clever gerrymandering and keeping quiet about procedural changes that don't look so nefarious victory robot infidels are still very popular. They're very popular because Serb. Nationalist politics of the kind of their practice are very appealing. The Jawbone was the first national leader in Europe to build a fence to block out to to block doc migrants in the migrant crisis two thousand fifteen that was extremely popular and the economy is doing well. Growth has been about three point five percents for the last five years and and unemployment is below four percent but that's also true for much of Central Europe and they've cut the budget deficit but what are the troubling things about what's happened in Hungary is that it appears that people don't really care all that much about constitutional issues and that is an issue that may have echoes well beyond Hungary. What's still surprises me about. This story is how complete Mr Orban's transformation from fist shaking liberal to shoot this kind of like absolute autocrat does that transformation kind of tell you anything about the current state of right wing leadership spreading throughout Europe well so true Viktor Orban's transformation from nine hundred eighty nine to do this in one thousand nine is an incredible encapsulation of what has happened to to the ideas that we had about liberal democracy in nineteen eighty nine and what's really worrisome is that it seems like he appears to have decided that the type of Liberalism uh-huh that he championed at the time of the fall of the Soviet Union was naive and not actually a lasting foundation on which to build a successful political party or successful State Heat Al explicitly says that he wants to govern illiberal liberal democracy he doesn't believe in Berlin he wants to govern a state in which the majority rules and takes no account minority interests and there are a lot of similar politicians to whom you could point around the world not just people like regurgitate in Philippines but people like Donald Trump United States who seem to value the will of the majority rather than individual rights who are eager to find enemies to vilify and to run campaigns based John Phobia and one just hopes that these people are not in fact the future of democracy. Uh thank you very much for joining us. My pleasure.

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