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A highlight from Growing Unease: Current Administrations Approach to Security and Travel with David Bellavia
"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.
A highlight from 1239. Bitcoin ETF Approved By October? Bloomberg Intelligence INTERVIEW
"All right, so today we're going to dive into some interesting stuff. I think you guys are going to like it. It'll be breaking down some of the ETF news that, of course, we heard last week and, of course, some of the interesting aspects around what was going on with BlackRock. We'll break all that down today. I think you guys are going to love it. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. Joining me today is Eric Balshunis, who is a senior ETF analyst over at Bloomberg Intelligence. Great to have you on the show. Great to be here. Thank you. Hey, Eric. So a couple of things I wanted to kind of touch on. Obviously, some of the things that everybody was looking at last week was, of course, the delays. The letters started coming in on Friday. We saw all that happening. There was a little bit of a slowness of the BlackRock news. Just your opinion. Why do you feel like that was happening in the way that it was happening? Yeah. I don't understand because BlackRock was up after some other people, or before them, rather. And so it didn't appear as though the delays were chronologically rate -based. It didn't appear as though the delays were based on size. There was no rhyme or reason. It seemed random. And BlackRock came a little later. And the weird thing is, on the site where they consolidate all of them, BlackRock was never added. Yet, on a different place, they did delay BlackRock. So I've long equated what I'm doing here to Jim Garrison, played by Kevin Costner in the movie JFK. There's all these things that could be something, like did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone? And in the movie, he uncovers all this, some legit, some not legit, circumstantial evidence that there was multiple shooters and a conspiracy. So this reminds me of one of those things that probably means nothing in terms of that. That said, just the fact that BlackRock filed is big, and that does mean something. And obviously we can get into that, but certainly BlackRock getting delayed and Fidelity, it shows that they just delayed them all. For a minute there, there was a thought that would delay some of the smaller ones and just approve BlackRock and or Fidelity. But again, we had thought all along this was going to be delayed, because this lawsuit happened like two days before. So it was not a surprise. If they're going to put them out, I think they need more time to work with the issuers and develop some kind of a game plan and make sure all of the T's are crossed and the I's are dotted. So that would not happen in two days. So no biggie. All right. So you mentioned, obviously, the fact that BlackRock is filing in the first place. That's really the huge news here. When you look at BlackRock's position of filing, along with other major proponents, we'll just use there Fidelity as well. And you look at the likelihood with this, obviously, they have a very low ratio of losses when it comes to our non -confirmed ETFs that they've filed. What would make, first of all, what would make BlackRock to have this much confidence to go ahead in this market, the way that this market has been evolving with Chair Gensler and everything that's been happening with the SEC, it's not, it doesn't feel like it's a slam dunk. Why would BlackRock go out on a limb? Yeah. So we have a couple of theories. The best, I mean, BlackRock is a publicly traded company. They're looking to make money. Larry Fink has to appeal to his board that he's doing new things. And it does feel like BlackRock was full on into ESG. That kind of has died a bit. And it seems like this might be taking its place in terms of something BlackRock can do to grow its business, because you cannot make money battling Vanguard in terms of selling like cheap beta ETFs, because even at three basis points on $100 billion, it's not a ton of money and it's not a high growth area. It's growth for assets, but not necessarily for revenue. So we think they're obviously motivated by having a new area they can launch in. Vanguard will probably never launch a Bitcoin ETF, so they're worried about Vanguard there. They could charge a decent fee and they can make it have a new revenue stream. So I think that's largely their motivation. I also think Larry Fink, in my opinion, has heard some back channel that he thinks the U .S. is losing the sort of global battle to be a leader in the crypto space. And I think that frustrates him to a degree. So I think those are two reasons. Back to the revenue, though, think about this gold ETF GLD was launched in 2004, I believe. To this day, it's still the third highest revenue generating ETF, even though there's many cheaper ones. And the reason is, if you could be the big one that has all the liquidity or a lot of it, that gives you pricing power. You don't ever really need to lower your fee because there's just so many investors who just prize liquidity above all else. So we think BlackRock thinks they have a shot to be the one, the GLD of Bitcoin, and that that's going to be a nice little business for them. And we were talking, if it had the same assets as GLD, it would be, again, top five revenue generating ETF. GBTC, by the way, which isn't even an ETF, if it were, it would make the same money as GLD. So like two, GLD and GBTC are in the top five if you ranked all ETFs by revenue. And so I just think that's their primary motivation. I think they also like, what they tell you publicly is they're in the business of sort of democratizing investing and bringing down frictional costs. And I do believe they believe that and they would do that in this case. That said, I think revenue is definitely a motivator. Yeah, for sure. OK, so a couple of things you mentioned there. One, of course, is Larry Fink's position around ESG. He has been a very strong proponent of sustainable governance throughout the last few years. You know, in his letter to his investors over the past couple of years, that's been a big part of it. Now you move into Bitcoin. Bitcoin often accused as one of the most non -friendly carbon neutral tokens and projects out there. But yet at the same time, you have BlackRock potentially on the lead position here for an ETF. How do they balance that out? I get it that they've kind of backed off the ESG message. But how do you balance that out to the investors? Look, I mean, I'm just going to be frank. A lot of ESG, if you get too moralizing when it comes to ESG, it's tough because guaranteed you do something that makes you a hypocrite. It's just the way it is. So I think they backed off a little. And ESG ETFs haven't really sold that great. Even BlackRock took money out of its own ESG ETF from its models. Let's just face it. All this evidence is pretty strong that the term ESG is under pressure and ESG investing, I think, is also going to face some headwinds for like, what are we really doing here? How does it actually impact anything? It just, you know, I've seen this happen. This trend gets a little ahead of its skis. The media love this story. They really hyped up ESG. It's going to save the world. The millennials are into it. And then, boom, it started underperforming and it got political. And so reality set in and it's now going to be probably relegated to a very niche status in the ETF world. One to two percent market cap of the total. I mean, I look at it just in the sense of, hey, it's a capitalist market. Capitalists are going to do things that capitalists do, and that is find where the market flows. And this is obviously what's happening right now. A couple of things you had mentioned around the potential of this ETF going through. I know your percentage right now with you and James has been climbing. Have you changed your position since last Friday before the holiday in terms of percentage of approval? No. Seventy -five percent factored in the delay on Friday. We assumed that. We'd be shocked if they approved them. That said, we went from 65 percent to 75 after Grayscale. And the reason for that is in our 65 percent, we had a 70 percent chance likelihood that Grayscale would win based on our senior legal analyst. So the fact that they won gave us a little extra juice. The other thing is it was three to oh in terms of how that lawsuit was, the ruling came down. Two of the judges came from Democrats. That's really important because there are political workings here. Gensler has a Democratic boss. He is a Democrat. And if enough Democrats start to just move over on this issue and shift to the middle or to the crypto side, it makes Gensler's position more politically untenable by the minute. And so he could keep moving the goalposts legally, I think, as long as he wants. But it's going to begin to look more and more desperate and he's going to face more backlash. And this is a big deal for us. So we thought it was the decisiveness of the ruling, the language, like everything you said has to go out the window. Your whole reason for denial is vacated. And the fact that two Democrats signed on to that, huge. Then the second part was the media attention. Once every six or seven years, do I see ABC News or CNN have an ETF in the headline? I know this because ETFs are in their own little underground. Every now and then, though, something big happens. And ETFs were all over mainstream news. New York Times, ABC, Washington Post. This also matters because the headlines were like, SEC loses, paves way for spot Bitcoin ETFs. Well, now people are just sort of thinking this is going to happen because the New York Times said it and people on Capitol Hill read this. They don't necessarily read crypto trade publications. mainstreamness So the of the media attention and how they were presenting it also made us think that the pressure would increase. And our senior litigation analyst looked at the legal side and determined the SEC has very little wiggle room. That was his words. So when you add the PR aspect to the legal aspect, that's where we upped it a little bit to 75%. That still leaves 25 % for this theory, which is that Gensler being potentially a stubborn guy and or just truly, truly not feeling this should ever happen, even though, again, the stuff that's come out is way more dangerous, 2x Bitcoin futures, come on. Anyway, what he might do is he might lock into some other reason, like custody. I don't know what the custody is safe, then he might start to look at how custody could delay these further. And he may make that the next denial. Like I said, it's going to look more and more desperate every time they latch on to a new issue, but it's possible. And that's why we leave the 25 % opening for that. I want to jump over and onto the Grayscale side of things. From an analyst position, and you look at Grayscale's current scenario playing out, obviously there's a little bit of lead time here. Maybe they do some changes in the way they submit a spot ETF. What is in the future of Grayscale's potential of getting into the ETF game? So Grayscale is going to be tricky. We have this phrase that Grayscale may win the case and lose the race. I'll make some of those things rhyme if you're a headline writer. But anyway, Grayscale is a private placement trust that was just for accredited investors. We've never seen anything like that just, boom, become an ETF. We've seen mutual funds convert to ETFs. I think one closed -end fund converted to ETF, separate accounts, but I guess it's possible. It's just unprecedented. And given you just embarrassed the SEC, it's possible the SEC says, let's make you refile and get in the back of the line, and we'll prove all the other ones first. So this has been somewhat of our theory all along in why BlackRock filed. BlackRock saw a scenario where, I doubt the SEC told them this. That would be a little, I think that's illegal, but let's just say BlackRock thought of this whole scenario, which is, you could see this is a pretty viable thesis. Hey, let's file, because if the SEC loses to Grayscale, you know they're going to be pissed off at Grayscale pursuing them and embarrassing them. And maybe if we're sitting there waiting, just, oh, hey, by the way, SEC, if you want to use us and our new surveillance sharing agreement that we put in here, which is kind of novel, as an excuse as to like why you never approved Grayscale, and you can make them wait, and you can leave this whole thing with the adults in the room of BlackRock, right, you know we're not going to mess this up. I could see that appealing to the SEC, and I could see BlackRock seeing how that would appeal to the SEC. So you get to save face and kind of enact a little revenge on Grayscale in the process. Now, possibly Grayscale could sue them again for that, I don't know. But I see how that would possibly be one of the reasons BlackRock thought they had a route to approval first. Interesting. Well, I think in that kind of scenario, I mean, it makes sense in the essence of this being such a political landscape as it is right now, because you're right, it's all really kind of a card game right now, especially around the issue of ETFs. I want to get into the potential of the impact on the market. And I remember in a podcast you had mentioned potential here around $20 billion in the first couple of months, $150 billion in the first year or two. When you look at that market, do you feel like that is where this, this I'm assuming with BlackRock leading the way as kind of the premier ETF? Yeah, if you have a BlackRock ETF, okay, that's prime time. I mean, we have a saying on the team that BlackRock and Vanguard ETFs are the new IBM. And what I mean by that is if you're a 65 year old financial advisor and you were a broker 30 years ago, it used to be said, you could never get fired for buying IBM. It's just, it's just too good. It's like all American company. No, none of your clients are going to be like, what did you get me into? Now it's, you can't get fired for buying a BlackRock or Vanguard ETF. It's just, it's too good a deal. It's just too bulletproof. Whereas if you went into some crazy hedge fund and stuff, they make it mad, right? But BlackRock and Vanguard ETFs, solid. So once you put it into a BlackRock ETF, it sort of goes into this, it elevates it, I think, for the financial advisors who are like maybe willing to use as a hedge or an alternative, or they have younger, you know, their, their clients' kids are into it. And they're like, ah, now, now I feel comfortable, safe and willing to do this because I use ETFs in the rest of my portfolio. I trust BlackRock. I certainly don't want to custody it myself. They're going to do it. I feel safe with them. The fee's not that bad. It costs one basis point to trade, to trade. I think that's very powerful. And so when I come up with the 150 billion, here's the math, right? One is that's about how much gold ETFs have. Two is if you take advisors and wealth managers, they have $30 trillion that they run for the rich boomers of America, basically. If only 0 .5 % of that comes over, that is 150 billion. So that's, I think, pretty fair because I think you have some advisors who might allocate 2%, but then some that just find it to be repelling and do nothing. So I think 0 .5 to me seems like a pretty fair number. Even it could be low. That's how I get to the 150 billion over time. And gold is about there. So GBTC has 20 billion. So I think you could, let's just say that moves over instantly. That's where I get to the 28 billion pretty soon because either the people move or it just converts over. And then you get BlackRock Fidelity, you're adding to that. And I think also they'll steal some business from the exchanges, frankly. I think if you're in a crypto exchange and you're charging 30 to 150 basis points per trade, this ETF trading on NYSE at one basis point is going to be appealing. So I also think institutions could get into it, especially the one that becomes very liquid because I wrote a book called The Institutional ETF Toolbox. And institutions don't need ETFs generally. They can get everything on their own in separate accounts for almost cheaper than ETF. And they like it private. They feel like ETF is kind of like the dirty public pool down the street. That said, what the ETF does have is even an institution can't resist this liquidity. And it's also anonymity. So if an institution wants to get short or long crypto quickly, it would use this most liquid Bitcoin ETF as a way to put that trade on. We see that happen with GLD all the time. If you look at GLD or SPY, these are things that institutions can get. But the liquidity in them is great because they can go in there with no contracts, anonymous. They don't move the market and they can just get that into their portfolio quickly. So the most liquid spot Bitcoin ETF, I think, will even draw big fish in. So you add a lot of that together and I think you're looking at that much money. Now, let's say there's another FTX that could delay some of this. But I was pretty impressed at how quickly Bitcoin, how resilient Bitcoin was to FTX. It was in the gutter both PR and price wise for a little bit, but not that long. Like I said, Bitcoin, even though I don't understand every aspect of it, I respect its resiliency. It just keeps coming back. Yeah, it's one of those that has made its way finally into the mainstream. Now, I think a lot of this has been legitimized with companies like BlackRock obviously getting involved. But to your point, before we go on to other ideas around this, because there are other components key here that might make sense for how successful BlackRock might be. I wanted to go to James Saffert's post here, one of your colleagues there. Some of the key dates that, let me zoom in on that, you're going to look at a couple of dates here. You've got iShares coming in on 10 .17. There's quite a few coming up right here in the middle of October and even early October with GlobalX. They've got a refiling, I think, coming in. Anyway, when do you think the next potential timing would be for a lot of these potential ETFs to maybe get a green light, if there was a window here? Yeah, so I've got to be honest, I like October because, I don't know, first of all, it gives the SEC two months to work this out, roughly. October is when the Bitcoin futures ETF launched. We're also going to have a whole slew of Ether futures ETFs in October. As you get closer to Christmas, I think maybe the odds go down a little because the holidays hit. October is just a very vibrant month in general, and you've got a slew of deadlines coming up in October. But I sometimes put the deadlines aside and I think that, because if we're going strictly on deadlines, and they want to punt, punt, punt, the first deadline is ARK in January, final deadline where they have to approve or deny. And I don't know if they want to put ARK out first, and that'd be two months ahead of anybody else. They'd be playing Kingmaker. And I think after Bitto, they let Bitto out first like a week before Valkyrie, and Bitto has 95 % of all the volume assets. So I don't think they want to play Kingmaker here. So my guess is they're going to scrap the timeline and we're going to wake up one day and hear probably going to be a scoop or from Coindesk Wall Street Journal or something, or Bloomberg hopefully, that the SEC has decided to say okay to these and they're going to work it out. They'll launch in two weeks. That's my gut. I just don't know if they punt in October and they keep punting and they get to January and they actually deny ARK. I don't know. That makes it feel like just every other denial that's ever existed. So I don't know. I'm leaning towards we're just going to wake up one morning and we're good. I could be wrong. How does this play out, Eric? If that were the case, let's go the absolute negative side of this and they do punt and they finally go to the deadline. They don't push out ARK. They basically do a denial. What does that look like on BlackRock's record? Does BlackRock even worry about that at all or are they like, hey, this is getting out of hand here? You mean if BlackRock's denied in October again? No. I mean, look, what can they do? There's not a ton they can do. Well, if they approve others and let BlackRock, that would upset them, I think. But as long as they're in the group, their main goal is to be outburst. I think their goal is to be one of the ones launched on day one. So as long as that happens, whether it's in October or frankly next year, I'm sure they're fine with that. Now, I think the longer you wait, the longer you get into the situation of what I think also bothers Larry Fink, which is the US is behind the rest of the world in this big time. They've got spot Bitcoin ETFs all over the world and they work fine and they have less liquidity from big time market makers like we have here. So if they can work well during overseas a period like FTX and the percent premiums are pretty tight, they're going to work here. And this is why ETFs are so good. They allow arbitrage. And so I think by releasing the ETF in the US sooner rather than later, it just makes a lot of sense in terms of that race with the rest of the world. But again, Genzer clearly is tough. But the last SEC guy is Jay Clayton. And he said on CNBC after the Grayscale ruling that they have to approve them. It's inevitable. JP Morgan, my colleagues in the sell side, who I'll just say this. I feel we stick our necks out a little more and we're trying to be progressive. JP Morgan now finally after Grayscale says, yeah, they're probably going to approve them like, well, OK, well, welcome to the club. We've been here for a little while. Yeah. Very conservative position. Yeah. And Bernstein said the same thing. But again, as you get these bigger banks actually coming out, again, the narrative then becomes the SEC is approving them. And so, again, it's almost like a self -fulfilling prophecy at some point, especially, again, as you see headlines in The New York Times, it paves way, paves way.
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We understand that the Democrats now win elections by stealing elections. It is ugly. It's hard to face that in America we've come to this place. But if you don't face it, you're a fool. So we face it. We deal with it. We do what needs to be done. And assuming that Trump were to get into office, the idea would be, you were just saying this, we have to have major, utterly unprecedented in our lifetime government reform. We have seen the horror. It's like you buy a house and now you know the termites are eating this beam. And this is happening and that's happening. We need to rip this stuff out. The deep state, as we now know because of what happened to you, has taken over the government that belongs to we the people. In order to get our government back in the most fundamental sense, how do we get rid of those forces in the deep state? They are at war with freedom. They're at war with we the people that are militarized politically against what Trump represents. Because it's not Trump. It's what he represents. It is we the people. It is the founders' vision. They're at war with that. They're in bed with the globalist elites who don't give a tinker's damn about America on the founders' vision. So what would we need to do and how would we do it? What they're at war with is our Constitution. These people want to get rid of our Constitution. A couple of things. There are people in government who just need to be told, thank you for your service. When you go into your office tomorrow, I want you to clean your desk out and turn your badge in and go home and go find a job someplace else. Thank them. Because there's a lot of secretaries. There's a lot of bureaucrats at the lower levels who are just sort of following along and doing the thing. But there are entire departments that we need to be, in some cases, shut down. Like Department of Education. Goodbye. Goodbye to the Department of Education. Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter is the one that created the Department of Education. It's a complete disaster. That would be one of the first places. I thought actually it was Richard Nixon who did that. You might be right. But it was a naive time in American politics. That's one of those places you close the door on. The second thing is, and all these things that I'm talking about are simultaneous. And these are not that difficult to do. The other couple of places are the federal component, so Washington, D .C. component of the Department of Justice. I the know complete makeup of that organization. It doesn't mean that we shut down the attorneys generals around the country. But the way the structure inside of Washington, D .C., there are some parts of that organization that just need to be shut down and go away. The Department of Defense. The Department of Defense, inside the Department of Defense, the numbers are staggering. I won't get into all the numbers. But the mission of the Department of Defense is to prepare for, fight, and win our nation's wars. And the key word there is win. Not participate in these endless wars that these rhinos and these, you know, there's neo -liberals and there's neo -cons. On both sides, they love these wars. And that's what Eisenhower warned about when he talked about the military industrial complex. So those are three big departments. And there are some other components of departments. We also have agencies, activities, and commissions, as well as the intelligence community. Because when I talk about the FBI as an example, the FBI is a component of the Department of Justice. It's a subordinate organization. I mean, the FBI is another organization that could be completely shut down. It is not in our Constitution. We have 900 ,000 law enforcement professionals around this country. We still have them in the federal level. I mean, Secret Service, the Marshall Service. But we have states and local and city police forces that do wonderful work. And they absolutely can't stand having the FBI show up and say, you know, we're the FBI and we're in charge. So the FBI is another component within the Department of Justice, particularly in Washington, D .C., that needs to be completely shut down. I mean, that's a big thing. That's a big thing. Before you go on, I just want to say, ladies and gentlemen, that is a big thing that will be hard to do. But I have been calling on Twitter for over a year. Defund the FBI. Don't defund the police. Defund the FBI. They are a rogue organization. They're out of control. They were in many ways bad news under Hoover, who was a power monger, unelected. But they did a lot of good work. A lot of the guys, you know, the main guys who were doing the work did good work. But we have seen what has become of the FBI, and we need to take radical action. I mean, the FBI, to be simplistic, the FBI used to have really good cops. Now they've become known as thugs, and that's not a good place to be. So those are a couple of bins within the federal government. And I think that the other big piece is the intel community, right, the intel community, which I have a lot of knowledge of. And inside of the intel community, we have got to break this marble up, okay, this big marble up. And the main, what they used to call agates, right, the agates, the big, big agate marbles. The big one is the CIA. And the CIA is culturally, is so corrupt, and intellectually, frankly, it's not that good. They have not been right about anything that we have been fighting in for probably the last 30 years. And in fact, many cases, they have caused some of these wars, these endless wars that we were involved in. And it really does go back to a guy like JFK, who rose up. And JFK, I was listening to some videos of him this morning. And I'm thinking to myself, God, this man would be a diehard Republican today, be a diehard conservative today, thinking what we now know the CIA has done. And this is principally the CIA, because there's other elements of our intel agencies that do fine work, but they've also grown too big. So again, what we're going to need, and frankly, it doesn't really require Congress to say, well, we're not going to give you this money or that money. No, the executive authority of the President of the United States, with executive power granted to him or her by the Constitution of the United States of America, gives the full authority for the President of the United States to make any decisions that they want about the executive branch of the United States government. So all these things that I'm talking about are all doable. What it's going to take is it's going to take courage, it's going to take, you know what, I mean, it's going to take a bold group of people, like the founders were, early on in an administration, and you just start to say, again, you start to close the doors, you literally lock the doors, and you tell people, thank you for your service. We're going to give you a 30 -day stipend or a 60 -day stipend. I mean, we can do these things. But this is why—we have a final segment coming up with General Flynn right after the break, but I want to say, General Flynn, this is why they needed to take you out and they needed to take out Trump, because they knew that it was game over. You know where the bodies are buried. You know what needs to be done. They will not let this happen. They will do everything and anything. They will steal elections. They will lie. They have done these things. They will do these things worse, because the level of desperation on their part, they see when you say stuff like this, they know it is absolutely anything goes. They will do anything, including put a bullet in the head of anybody they don't like, as they did with JFK. We are in a war. It's ultimately a spiritual war, folks. We need to pray for this nation. Stand strong. We'll be right back. Final segment with General Flynn.
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"Hey, everybody. Today on The Charlie Kirk Show, who runs the country? Is it the administrative state or is it the people? We ask that question. Matt Gaetz joins us to help explore this civilization -altering question. Email us freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast. Open up your podcast app and type in charliekirkshow. As always, you can support our program charliekirk .com slash support. You can email me freedom at charliekirk .com and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Who runs the country? Do the people run the government or do the government largely run the people? The American founders established a system. They established a form of government. There should be three branches. They should check and balance one another. The complaints laid out in the Declaration of Independence that we celebrated on July 4th were largely addressed and solved at the ratification of the Constitution. The Constitution did not come ex nihilo. It did not come out of nothing. It came through an English constitutional republic tradition. It came from Roman Republican influences. Came through the study of the classics. Came through an understanding of what is a human being. How are we able to interact with one another? Biblical principles. The Constitution understood that your rights do not come from government. Your rights are given to you by God or your creator. It says very clearly in the Declaration the laws of nature and nature is God. God is mentioned four times in the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution understood that there must be first and foremost rules for government, not rules for people. In fact, it said a government shall not be able to shut you up, shall not be able to take weapons, shall not put soldiers in your home, shall not be able to spy on you, shall not be able to detain you indefinitely without a speedy trial. The United States Constitution and the following bill of rights that was ratified in 1791 was the great leap forward in self -government. That all changed with Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson, one of America's worst presidents, an evil maniacal man who actually his wife was largely running the White House towards the end of his presidency, former college professor and former president of Princeton University and governor of New Jersey, basically the accidental president who became president in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt decided to run the Bull Moose party and primary William Howard Taft running three parties and Woodrow Wilson won with a plurality not a majority of votes. Woodrow Wilson threw away the Constitution and the promise of the founders. He said, we're more advanced than this. Blake, can you find that exact quote from Woodrow Wilson? He was more eloquent than that but I'm summarizing it rather bluntly. Woodrow Wilson basically said, we know what we want. Why do we need all these checks and balances? That government should work like a machine. It should work administratively and with that he birthed the bureaucracies, the desk workers, the administrative state. Now America was a very free country back then. You can make a lot of arguments, well we needed a department of labor and we need department of this and department of that and the entrepreneurs, the creators, the soon risk takers became outnumbered by the desk workers. The administrative state, the deep state, was exploded under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Woodrow Wilson said, quote, the Constitution was founded on the law of gravitation. The government was to exist and move by virtue of efficacy of checks and balances. The trouble with the theory is that government is not a machine but a living thing. No living thing can have its organs offset against each other as checks and live. Woodrow Wilson made the argument, this idea of checks and balances, the tension, the slow arduous process of government, we need no more of that, we need the harmony of government and thus a fourth branch was born in defiance, a middle finger to Madison, John Jay and Hamilton. Woodrow Wilson expanded the administrative state and the administrative state was involved in displacing presidents. According to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the administrative state killed JFK. The administrative state took out Richard Nixon. The administrative state controlled Reagan in some sense, controlled H .W. Bush. H .W. Bush was actually a product of the administrative state. He ran the CIA before he became vice president then president. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush did whatever the administrative state wanted. Barack Obama quickly learned a lesson, you know, he ran a very populist campaign, we're going to reform government, we're going to restore power to the people. And made Obama a very quick realization, I'm not going to war with this, I want to last all eight years and I want a Netflix deal and I don't want to get shot in a convertible and I don't want to be removed from office like Richard Nixon. What do you want admin state? And I will do as you wish. The one president who decided to wage war in the administrative state was Donald Trump. He ran against it, he said he's going to drain the swamp, he wasn't going to put up with it. Donald Trump built things in his life for 40 years in New York City, big buildings, saved Central Park, saved Wollman Rink, the New York Convention Center. And so the administrative state for him it didn't make sense, he said where is this in the Constitution, it's getting in the way of self -government. And then of course Chuck Schumer, the clip that we've played many times on this program that we might play again, comes out and he said, for a very shrewd businessman, he's being really dumb because the CIA has six ways from Sunday to get back at you. Now the administrative state, you can call it the deep state, you can call it the shadow government, they outnumber the people's representation. Congress is supposed to be the people's representation in D .C. and we don't do a very good job of it, but we're doing better. We gave the House Republicans a majority, we have some great fighters there, we have Thomas Massie who does a good job against the administrative state, Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz who's terrific, who's going to join us in a little bit. If an unelected bureaucracy has any power at all to take out actual elected and appointed members of government, they are too powerful and it's against the promise of representative government. Yesterday Christopher Wray testified and something quite rare happened. In real time, you saw representative government versus administrative government collide and it was so clear who actually runs this country. It is clear that we are no longer a country of the sovereign of the people. The new sovereign are the unelected, arrogant, smug members of the plutocracy of the Kingdom of Washington D .C. Christopher Wray believes he's better than you, he's untouchable, he runs the secret police, he is the head of the Stasi, he can spy on you, warn you, get you arrested, he flies on Gulf Streams at his liking, he's going to outlast any politician, he is a permanent installation of the bureaucracy. Here's Cut 85, Christopher Wray forgetting information, unaware of information, unable to talk about information. Does this strike you as someone who is afraid of congressional oversight? Play Cut 85. I can't remember the dates. Again, I just can't speak to that here. I'm not an expert. I'm not sure yet. I would really have to see more closely. I'm not sure that I can give you that number. I can't get into. I'm not aware of any such evidence. Not going to speak to that. I'll decline to comment further. I will work with the department to make sure we can figure out what information we can provide. Again, I'm not going to get into that here. Well, again, I don't want to speculate. I can't speak to the specifics. I can't speak to the specifics. The founders intent was never to have this fourth branch of government. It's totally unnecessary, but it fits a trend, a trend of humanity that you might have liberty and self -government. But over time, the failure to pass down those values to one generation to the other, the people slip and they slip and they slip and they clamor and they clamor. It's the same trajectory the Hebrews went on in the Old Testament. Congress's job is oversight and accountability. Wray wants nothing to do with it, but you could just tell. He's just like, I'm in charge. He's probably thinking to himself, I have dirt on all of you, Gates. He believes he is supreme, better than, above, superior. Remember, J. Edgar Hoover luxuriated in that exact same power and hubris. I'm going to play more from the hearing in a second. It's noteworthy because some of our superstars did very well, but Christopher Wray sits atop the throne. The American people don't any longer. So what is on the ballot in 2024? What is at stake in this next election? This won't necessarily resonate with, you know, non -political voters, but this is important with repeating. It is a philosophical election of what form of government do you want? If you vote for the American Democrat Party and Joe Biden, you do not believe in self -government. You believe in a permanent oligarchy. You believe in dozens of Christopher Wray's philosopher kings that have outright authority over you. Donald Trump is the only candidate in the race, maybe Vivek Ramaswamy and others. DeSantis has talked a good game on this, to his credit, but there's a reason why he's indicting him. And I'll show you contrast because the traditional Republican view is to cozy up to these intel agencies. They're doing good work. They're keeping us safe. How? Are you guys going after child sex traffickers or are you going after political dissidents? Like before you, I don't know, indict Rudy Giuliani or raid James O 'Keeffe's home or go after Steve Bannon, why don't you go after the human smugglers that are highlighted in Sound of Freedom? Chris Christie goes on television to defend Christopher Wray. This is the unit party position. This is the orthodoxy. The FBI is necessary. This is showmanship. Play cut 79. I want to respond to something that Chris Christie said on Fox News earlier today. He said that Christopher Wray had delivered extraordinary results. The problem is they're just extraordinarily awful. And like Chris Christie criticized us for engaging in fundraising theater during this committee. And I'm not going to take my notes on fundraising from a guy who was a lobbyist and was snout down in the lobbyist financial money laundering situation when he was raising money from them as governor of New Jersey. So I'm more likely to take like Chris Christie's exercise plan than I am his fundraising strategy. I think that's Gates on Fox News. That wasn't a clip. I could tell immediately person's way too skinny to be Chris Christie's. I could see it right on there. OK, I think it's 78. I don't know what's going on here. Play cut 78. What you saw today, I think, was an animated and combative FBI director who's defending the men and women who work for him every day and do a great job and protect us from domestic terrorism, from international terrorism and from these drug cartels and are helping state and local law enforcement every day with their things. So, yeah, I think Chris Ray has done a very good job. And I think, Luke, a lot of the stuff you see today, John, is theater. The people trying to raise money for campaigns doesn't mean there are problems at the FBI. There are. But I believe Chris is a guy who can get it fixed and he's fixed a lot of them already. Chris Christie represents a Republican vision. Again, he has no political support, but it's there. Donors love this. Some donors love Chris Christie. He's going to raise a ton of money, already has, which is we should make friends with the regime. We should cozy up to the UN party. Eat me last. I want to get invited to the parties. The administrative state can help me help me get contracts, help protect me. What form of government do you want? Mike Pence, remember, defended the Department of Justice. Chris Christie defends the Department of Justice and the FBI because they just don't want to get indicted and they want a comfortable life. They want a life that they can feel good. Oh, I'm on the right side of history. So who is sovereign in this country? Founders and the promise of 1776 and 1787 and 1791 is the people are sovereign. That country no longer exists. And you could see it, by the way, we're going to play more and more tape. We have Matt Gaetz coming up next. Just the smugness, the smugness, the lack of wanting to answer questions. Let me just give you another here. Christopher Wright asked by pick pick your pick your fighter ISA. How many people were there on January 6? He doesn't need to answer. He doesn't care. He's not afraid of Congress, but Congress is afraid of him. Makes you think how much blackmail Christopher and the FBI has on these members of Congress. Play cut 67. How many individuals were either FBI employees or people that the FBI had made contact with were in the January 6th entry of the Capitol and surrounding area? So I really need to be careful here talking about where we have or have not used confidential human sources. Was there one or more? Was there one or more individuals that would fit that description on January 6th that were in or around the Capitol? I can't again, I just can't speak to that here. You can't speak to it because I don't work for you, Darryl ISA. I don't work for the people. I'm the king. I run the secret police. Do you know who you're talking to? I'm the guy that gets to put you in jail. I am the law. Silly Congress person that's to deal with elections.
"jfk" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"Well, Lee Harvey Oswald also had family that worked for mafia. Including college who was welcome connected. And then of course he ends up killing Jack Ruby ends up killing Oswald Jack Ruby was one of the most connected guys exactly as well. So the idea that if anyone to tell me that it wasn't, is ridiculous, do you need to stop? We solved it here tonight. Unfortunately for JFK, who I think had a good heart, I think he wanted to do well. And his brother, I knew he wanted to do well. Unfortunately, when you cut into profits, that heavy, it doesn't matter who you are. And it's like Joe Pesci said in the Irish man to Frank Sheeran. He said, you know, he said about Jimmy Hoffa. They said, you know, he says to Frank Sharon, you know, played by Robert De Niro. You know, the guys upstairs, you know, are not happy with Jimmy Hoffa, you know? And then Frank is like, he's like, yeah, but you know Jimmy's pretty up there too, you know? And he's like, not like this. And then he was like, he goes, and he goes, Frank. If they can whack a president, they can whack a president of a union. And they got rid of hoffa as well. And for the same reasons. For the same reasons. He wanted his union back and he had a lot of charisma, a lot of control. And there you have it, folks. Another conspiracy solved here on counterparts. We just keep knocking them out. Solved mysteries. We never went to the moon. That one, that one kills me. I had a friend all day with David gouzon message. Because I watched the show, he goes, I watched it, I enjoyed it, and I was very frustrated through all of it.
"jfk" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"When I think about my grandpa, who's third or fourth career, was folding towels and sheets in a hotel and for 20 years in Manhattan, and I think about my situation, I'm like, I'm not a victim. You know what I mean? Perspective is also a big thing. Exactly. So John, can you solve the JFK assassination police for all of us? Of course, of course. Of course, I'm sorry, it's taking so long everyone. I thank you for hanging tight. All right, so here it is. I have it in my notes here. And it's basically what we kind of talked about already. So JFK became president, they wanted him to become president because they wanted to get into Cuba. That's known. That's pretty well known, actually. Now, the CIA get being involved was not involved. The CIA knows about things. But the CIA doesn't get involved in things. They can't get involved in everything. You know what I mean? They have a lot going on. Remember, it's just Central Intelligence Agency, right? So they have to go not the intelligence of just what's happening here. They have the intelligence of what's happening in the whole world. Everywhere, you know, that's a major, major thing. So they can't get involved with everything for everything. Did they know about stuff that's going on? Absolutely. Absolutely, there are people that know through all of them know no, it's not a memo. It wasn't posted up on their board. It's not on the kitchenette refrigerator. It's not there. I would say probably 99% of them don't know. But they are individuals that I'm sure they know. He got, they needed to get him to be president. He was not really winning. I think we all remember that he was not winning in a lot of the polls.
"jfk" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"The funny thing is now the issue with the control piece is now more than ever before they are losing control because now there are so many other avenues, independent news now is becoming a huge thing. There's such a segment of society now that doesn't even go to mainstream news anymore. Like a guy with a cell phone. And mainstream news is tanking. It's an archaic thing, it's going, it's literally dying because people are starting to be aware of someone saying three men murdered a young girl today and misled. They got caught. So what's the weather tomorrow? That one hour of insanity and sanity insanity. Oh, the weather, all the sports. It should tell people that this is an insane planet, and this is an insane system that they've been feeding you. And what's happening is you're right. Those independent news organizations, those the guy on the street, the girl on the street that literally just videoing what's happening, what's actually happening, and then quickly uploading it to a platform that can not be controlled, you know, all these things are where they're losing the battle. And it wouldn't surprise me if they, if they're even if a lot of people start actually getting arrested, you know, big names that we know for obstructing some of the actual truth and for lying under oath and for doing all the things that have already been proven. We've already seen it. It's already been proven. If you go on to first of all, I'm on telegram and telegram, the things that are on there are like unbelievable facts that you're actually looking at. Videos that are doctored, they're actually a video. Their actual interviews with real people that you can actually look up and are on Wikipedia and that they have all this amazing back. I'm not defending any one side.
"jfk" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"And to this day, that area has been raised to not trust the government because they tried to poison us on purpose to see what the effects were. And they thought, again, if we can really find out if this is actually a viable thing, we can then really protect ourselves. So you lose a couple of people, a few people die, you can save millions of people, right? So that was the, that was their intent, their goals. Same thing happened with the apology that Bill Clinton made. Remember the apology that he made about what occurred. It's hard to talk about that too. But if you go online, you can anybody can Bill Clinton's apology to the American people. And it's pretty shocking what they got caught doing. And they just said it and they came out and they said, yeah, it was not okay. We apologize that it happened. There was a lot of things that were not taken into account. And when you are when you have a society that you've basically poisoned, not just through a narrative of the media, but also through a narrative of what's good to eat and what's not good to eat and what should you watch on television and what you should consume. Think about it for a second, right? The government controls what you eat, right? They control the medicine. They control what you watch on television. They control what you see on the Internet. They censor what they don't like, whatever the organizations are. Overall, whatever it is, it is a full out control, and it's conditioning people to just go like this. Oh, there they go again. Oh well. Let me get my Starbucks and let me I don't want to miss tonight's episode of blah, blah, blah. Because this is the mentality because our educational system does not really teach civics, so we don't know the power that the individual has. To make a difference, they don't know what the declaration. We just talked about that before we started the show, right? The Declaration of Independence is not taught in school because within that document states that if your government is acting up in a certain way, you have the right to fight and uprise. You know, you have the right to protect your property. Why would you want to take everyone's gun away? You know, because you can have an educated society with guns. You know, you have to stop. So this goes this JFK situation goes into the fact that they did it, they basically got away with it, all those involved are either dead or a hundred, there's nobody ever going to go to jail about that. And all we can do is do episodes and shows and talk about, oh, look at what they did. Somebody did this, you know? And read all these books and stuff that basically states, this is how it occurred. Now, I agree. Now the only difference is to me, and I think there's still a difference, even at this juncture, like that
"jfk" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"Most of those guys are dead. Most of those guys have made those decisions back then are dead. And in their minds, they got away with it. They did it. They the president, they oft his brother, they got control of stuff. They didn't get control of Cuba because Fidel Castro was a little tougher than they thought. And they could not get Cuba. So they didn't really get what they wanted, but they got Atlantic City. Atlantic City was built with my money. Was built, of course. They got they built what did I say Atlantic City? Really was a desert in the middle of nowhere. Where they just set up shop, you know what I mean? And that to me is where you have to look when you look at something like the JFK situation and the Robert Kennedy, you know, you have to look at who is in control and who had the most to lose by him becoming remaining president and Robert Kennedy going after the mafia. But I still think because of the mafia did not really control that much, George, think about it. If they didn't control that much, nobody would give a give a crap. Nobody would. Nobody would care. True. I still think part of it is what continues to this day. Well, it's more prevalent today. But there's this perception involved. And like we talked about in the last couple of shows, you know, why they don't, why they suppress something, why they don't want something. Because if you think about politics in general and there's still existed even back in the 60s and 50s, they're still perception, right? They're still in politics. You're judged on how the public perceives you, therefore they're willing to put their vote behind you to put you into accomplish a certain thing. If the public perceives you. What?
"jfk" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"And I have a lot of views on this because I'm into the mafia. I'm not in the market. I'm into the mafia. So there's been so much information that's been put out. You know, it's hard to it's hard to say the word reputable when you talk about some of these some of these characters. But you know, they have no reason to lie about certain things. And some of the information apparently has been, it's pretty out there. So there is that. But anyway, let's talk a little bit about JFK and there were, I think it was 13,000 files released, right? Whenever it was not long ago, and it kind of showed now there were some other stuff that was not released. So there's always something that they go back to like, you could take those over there, but not this one, not this one. So there is some stuff that some more stuff that has to be released. But the 13 thousand files were put out. And there was a lot of information in there. I mean, you know, Lee Harvey, Oswald, and the ruby guy, those guys have a hell of a background. They are extremely connected to a lot of other things. They are not just, you know, Lee wasn't just some crazed actor or just feeling like he wanted to do something. It was a lot more involved to that. Yes. Agreed. So yeah, I mean, just a few things on JFK just on the man himself. Obviously he was the youngest elected U.S. president in history at the age of 43. He, and I think it's pretty easy to say that him being elected was a result of many people who helped him, including Joe. Kennedy, another gentleman who helped him was Frank Sinatra.
Montage: Lefties Saying Government Axing Gas Stoves Was a 'Conspiracy'
"New York banned gas stove hookups in certain locations the other day And again we were told by leftist lunatics and this was a conspiracy theory And I just want to be sure we conclusively check this one off our list of a number of conspiracy theories that later turned out to be true So here's just a quick update on all the lefties who told us it was a conspiracy theory Check this out You might think that the U.S. government is coming for your gas stove That is a new and absolutely ridiculous one Turns out Fox News and Republicans are up in arms because they say the government is coming to take your stoves What Republicans are saying is damn it they're going to take your gas stove GOP have been stoking a ridiculous new freak out about gas stoves No one is taking your gas stove The right wing freakout over the use of gas stoves is merely the latest in a long series and made up culture war battles designed to enrage and rile up their right wing and paranoid base Public ends are prone to conspiracy theories whether it's you know the kooky JFK junior's coming back from the dead to run with Trump or the sort of duplicitous like this administration's coming to take away your gas stoves Republicans have turned a government warning about your health into a lie about Democrats Trying to take your stoves He gets some bureaucrats saying something that has no power and then suddenly you have Ron DeSantis I'm going to protect your guests Everybody can be talking about gas stoves it's so stupid So stupid except for the fact that it happened Again we're at the point now where you know it's a true story when the left calls it a conspiracy theory Now it's definitely true
CNN Sacks Don Lemon Minutes After Tucker Carlson Exits Fox
"Write a lot of articles for stream dot org. Has streamed on org fired Tucker Carlson. I'm just curious. No, they fired Don lemon. Okay. Yesterday by CNN, I guess this already works. And it's kind of funny that that happened on the same day a little bit like Aldous Huxley and C. S. Lewis dying on the same day as JFK, almost exactly like that. Almost exactly. It strikes me more as like a totalitarian regime arresting the right wing dissonance and the left wing dissonance of the same time. I bet there's some guys some veal pale Gil graduates who is probably in the whiff and poofs. Now working at the State Department who's in charge of coordinating disinformation management. And he decided that if we want to get rid of Tucker Carlson and obviously we do, we're going to have to throw a bone. So let's get rid of Don lemon too. The ministry of truth has coordinating both wings of the disinformation machine that you call the mainstream media. And so oh, we want to get rid of extremes on both sides. So it's okay that we got rid of Tucker Carlson because we got rid of Don lemon. It's okay that I'm beating you with a rubber trench and 'cause I'm playing classical music in the background. Don. Don lemon was increasingly an embarrassment to CNN, which is kind of saying a lot.
Should Trump Fear for His Life? Dick Morris Shares His Thoughts
"Mentioned Kennedy a few times. You mentioned RFK junior who's running on the Democrat side. It seems to me that JFK was onto the same forces that we are now again onto he understood the wickedness. The power of the FBI, the weaponized FBI and the CIA. And he was aiming to do something about it. And it seems to me that that is why they killed him because he was that kind of a threat. Do you not fear that there would be an attempt on Donald Trump's life? I'm surprised there hasn't been. Well, I worked for Clinton and I worked for Trump. He got to trust the Secret Service. They do a hell of a job. And they're very efficient, very effective. So I don't want to speculate about that. I will tell you something about the Kennedy assassination JFK. Robert Caro in his biographies of Johnson takes it right up to this point, but then leaves it off. Apparently John Kennedy had decided to dump Lyndon Johnson from the ticket in 1964 and had told his secretary Evelyn Lincoln that he did. And the front page article on Life magazine, the week of the assassination, was to have been a bad Lyndon Johnson being indicted. In the early celestial and in the Harrison Williams investigation, senator from New Jersey and those investigations were going to lead to an indictment that Johnson and Kennedy was killed right before he could act on that.
Darren Beattie Responds to Ron Paul's Recent JFK Statements
"Joining us now is Darren Beatty Darren welcomes the program Darren runs revolver dot news and does an excellent job. Darren, I want to talk about what Ron Paul was riffing on regarding the deep state, so can I play the tape and then get your reaction, Darren? If so, slowly. Let's do that. Let's play cut 83. There's been a coup. The we don't have any resemblance to a government that believes in a republic. We don't have honest money. We don't have integrity. We don't even have people in Washington that even pretends that you're supposed to tell the truth. And if I want to, if I can, I want to just put the date in my mind and anybody could pick probably any date and I last hundred a year. But I have picked I have picked November 22nd, 1963. What happened on that day? That was the day, Kennedy was murdered by our government. Wow. You know, by the CIA, Darren B to your thoughts. Well, it's remarkable. And of course, it's really a classic coming from Ron Paul. A man who has been speaking the truth for so long. He's kind of become a meme in his own right. We should have listened to Ron Paul. And it's incredible to see him still going at it after all of these years. And he's best known for being one of the most brave and articulate critics of government abuse. From the Federal Reserve and which ties into some of what you were saying about gold, critic of the Federal Reserve, critic of the national security state and saying kind of things that now thankfully have become somewhat commonplace somewhat accepted in the right. There's still a long ways to go. But he's been saying it for a long time. And
General Mike Flynn Describes Where We Are Domestically
"Talking to general, Michael Flynn. All right, you said you wanted to talk about where we are domestically, go ahead. Yeah, so domestically, you know, there is a so for people to understand that critical components of the U.S. government and we think about the House of Representatives in the Senate and all these other things. There's actually other institutions of the bureaucracy that control much of the levers of real power. One of them, you know, Eisenhower warned about the military industrial complex. JFK only a few years later started to really warn us about this intelligent system that was that was rearing its ugly head and of course we know what happened to JFK. But what has happened? We're not joking. This is the deep what we call the deep state today deeply nefarious. Which is to say the president said, warned us, that's right. So I mean, I have such deep knowledge of the history of some of this. So let's fast forward to the last couple of years. When we talk about the deep state and what's happening domestically, what we have the entirety of the intelligence community, which has really grown in such an extraordinary way. Frankly, since 9 11, and there's a lot there, but it's grown and it's over it's overreaching now into the lives of everyday citizens. And I want to be clear. And a lot of stupid conservatives, like Eric metaxas, cheered this on, utterly oblivious
Anti-vaccine activist RFK Jr. challenging Biden in 2024
"Anti vaccine activist RFK junior is challenging Joe Biden in 2024. Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who's an anti vaccine activist and member of one of the country's most famous political families, has announced he will run for president. Kennedy has filed a statement of candidacy with the federal election commission. The 69 year old's campaign to challenge incumbent president Joe Biden for the democratic nomination is considered a long shot. Kennedy is a nephew of president John F. Kennedy, and the son of JFK slain brother Robert F. Kennedy. More than 15 years ago the younger Kennedy became fixated on a belief that vaccines were not safe. He emerged as one of the leading voices in the anti vaccine movement. His work has been described by public health experts and even members of his own family as dangerous and misleading. I'm Lisa dwyer
Donald Trump Prepares to Surrender in the City He Largely Built
"Just a couple hours Donald Trump will be arraigned he was indicted last week. We're going to finally hopefully get some specifics of the indictment. Donald Trump will be surrendering in front of the Manhattan courthouse. And I just want you to take a pause here and I don't think anyone's making this argument. I want you to imagine Donald Trump's mindset as he landed yesterday on Trump force one. Landed, I think he landed Laguardia or JFK. It's irrelevant where he landed. But as you had a motorcade coming in New York City, you could imagine the emotion that Donald Trump was feeling. As he was looking at a skyline that he largely developed. He was looking at a city that he largely built. Looking at a city saved. Looking at the convention center deal that was his first deal in Manhattan. Looking at what was once called the hotel Commodore, now the grand Hyatt right near Grand Central station. Looking at the woman rink in Central Park that he did the deal quicker than anybody else. Looking at Trump Tower. Looking at the Plaza hotel that he was an owner of. Looking at the real estate portfolio that he built, but not just his own personal portfolio, the streets that he helped cleaned up. The charities he supported. So the same city that he was heavily involved in. He was considered to be mister New York. In fact, when I was growing up, and I first visited New York City, if you would have said, hey, who is the first billionaire that comes to mind here? It wouldn't be a hedge fund guy. It wouldn't be a celebrity to be Donald Trump. It'd be the man who built things. It'd be the man who wrote the art of the deal. And make no mistake. That is part of this entire thing. They want to publicly humiliate him in the city that he largely built.
What Happened to the Democrats? Professor Paul Kengor Explains
"A historian by training Paul. What happened to the Democrat party? You know, I think back to the likes of scoop Jackson and JFK. They never would have called for violence against somebody they politically disagreed with. And also they were Ardent anti communists. Have you, have you an explanation for what's happened? Yeah, you know, going back to JFK. I mean, they were, they reached across the aisle. In fact, speaking of anti communism, JFK ran against Richard Nixon for president in 1960. And years before that, the Kennedy family and Richard Nixon, they were all tight. They were all close. In fact, JFK's father Joseph Kennedy wrote a check to Nixon the Nixon Senate campaign when he was running against Helen gahagan Douglas, who was called the pink lady. And they said, defeat her dick, right? They cross party lines. Joe McCarthy, Joe McCarthy, who was a Republican, was very tight with the Kennedy family. Dated one of the Kennedy daughters used to hang out at hyannis port with at the Kennedy compound. Robert F. Kennedy worked for Joe McCarthy. In fact, Robert F. Kennedy's daughter, I think it's Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Her godfather is Joe McCarthy. And then fast forwarding to Ronald Reagan in another Massachusetts, famous politician, tip O'Neill. How they got along so well.
Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz: No 'Operational Control' of the Border
"Here's the weird thing about the border This is why it drives Biden Biden and his team crazy You can see it You just have to go down to the place we call the border It's an actual place And stick a drone camera up and you're like wow that's a lot of people I thought we had a border And Americans would get really ticked off But because useful idiot liberals want to believe the government because they suckle on it Every day doesn't even bother them if they got to sit in a line coming back through Miami or JFK through customs to get questioned by someone that you travel overseas What did you do overseas Well what are you doing Judy you didn't do the Hunter Biden or hooker thing did you Can't bring back any disease They're like why am I getting asked these questions I can just walk into the Mexico U.S. border and get a flight home for free Matter of fact 5 feet of Mexico I'm not even going to check in customs here So liberals were told yeah yeah border Shakira man That's awesome Fantastic Spectacular Really Here's a board of chief yesterday at the hearing Kind of saying something a little different Check this out G four T's does DHS have operational control of our entire border No sir Come on Jim Stop screwing with the audio My play the real one where he says no President Biden's telling the truth we have control everything's great Oh hey dad that's so weird That is the rear That is the right one But Biden Biden told you the border secure So did Mallorca the DHS secretary Yeah they're liars They're sociopath
FAA to investigate runway wrong turn at DC-area airport
"The federal aviation administration holds a safety summit today a day after it announced an investigation of another close call between two commercial planes, taxing on a runway at Reagan airport. The FAA safety summit is addressing a series of near misses and examining additional actions the aviation community needs to take to maintain its safety record. On March 7th, the republic airways plane taxing at Reagan Washington airport took a wrong turn and crossed a runway where a united plane was preparing to take off. In January an American Airlines flight taxing at JFK almost hit a Delta plane, I'm Julie Walker
New Photo of JFK on Day of Assassination Found Inside CD
"Aside from the point of CDs, which we took a long trip down this road, this guy found in Texas, he was an upon shop about this Batman Turner overdrive CD, and in the CD was an original photo from November of 63 of Kennedy leaving love field. What? Yes. The motorcade Jackie Kennedy president Kennedy, the right there, a picture that was in and out had not yet had November 23 on the back of it. It was taking the morning at love field. What's crazier? The fact that that photo was in the CD or that someone was buying a bachman Turner overdrive seating. Now that's a whole different philosophical argument at that point. And I have to imagine that somebody put it in there and then was like, this is going to be the craziest story in like 6 years when somebody actually buys this CV. The crazy. Yeah, and the crazy part about it, you know, of course you got BTO. I mean, taking care of business, baby. I mean, you got the music there. But you think about that in terms of putting a picture they went and let the FBI look at it and they could confirm the originality of it is one that had never been published. It was a photo out of all those pictures and the amazing photos in my show. It had never been it's a photo that had never been. Did anyone come forward saying that's my photo or anything like that? No, I read part of the article in the guy said it was just, you know, it was in there. That's unbelievable.
"jfk" Discussed on History Unplugged Podcast
"Budget the biggest theaters company outside of New York City at this moment. But in a big year, we'll sell 250,000 tickets, right? I mean, more people see a Padres game in a week in San Diego than come to see theater at the old globe in a year. So one recognizes where the theater exists in our culture. But because of its localness, those of us who run these theaters can make steps to actually try and share the culture more broadly and more democratically. And that's the project, which is recognizing that Shakespeare has become this elite property. What can we do to get it to regular folks? Folks who never even thought that theater might have anything for them. So just now we just yesterday we finished a project where we took a Shakespeare play out on tour to homeless shelters refugee centers, veteran centers, branch libraries of senior centers where we look at these populations around San Diego and we say, you know, you're not buying tickets to the old globe because for whatever reason, maybe you're in an institutional setting where you can't or maybe you can't afford it or maybe culturally it seems alien to you. And of course, most of these communities are lower income communities, many of these communities are communities of color. And so this big institution has an obligation to say you're part of it too. All of that's a long way of coming around to your question about what we're doing in prison. So the most marginalized population in American culture are men and women who are incarcerated. So the old globe is one of a number. So all of this brings us to what we're doing with Shakespeare with incarcerated populations because incarcerated men and women are the single most marginalized population that we've got in this country. And the globe is not the only theater that does this. There are a lot of theaters and other organizations that do work with incarcerated populations, but we have this program where we go into prisons in San Diego county, one of them is called sentinel estate prison. It's actually an imperial county. It's part of the California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation. Maximum security prison isolated way out in the desert. And we send teaching artists in there to work on Shakespeare with the men who are there. And these are guys who've done really, they wouldn't be there unless they had been convicted of really, really violent crimes. And they spend 18 weeks and they learn some Shakespeare. They study Shakespeare. There's a big culminating presentation where they will perform scenes from Shakespeare for other guys in the prison and for the staff and pre COVID for their families who could come in. But the most amazing piece of this is that our program asks them to write their own reflective material based on the themes and Shakespeare. So, you know, you work on a play like Othello and you talk about jealousy, you work on a play like Henry the fourth and you talk about change and redemption. And these guys write this stuff that is so revealing and so vulnerable. And so surprising in the context and Shakespeare is kind of this Trojan horse who they've let in and they understand who Shakespeare is and why Shakespeare is important. But then Shakespeare's belly opens up and out comes this whole other thing that gives them an emotional language that they didn't have before that gives them tools to express themselves that they didn't have before. And it's just stunningly powerful and really, really, really moving. One follow-up with that when you've seen productions of it in these different locations like you said and locations in front of audiences that typically wouldn't be able to see Shakespeare in theater setting. Were their reactions that stood out to you that you saw that this or that play or this or that performance really resonated with someone that let's say somebody who had a more comfortable middle class life, maybe the themes in stick out too much and they're seeing Shakespeare more as a cultural experience or an outing or date night or whatnot, but then when you perform in front of someone who maybe lived a life that a Shakespeare character really would have lived and there's something that clicks and they really get it. Are there any moments like that that have stood out to you? There are thousands of moments like that. The thing I love so much about doing this work is that the kind of responses that come from guys who have never been taught that you have to have a degree in English literature in order to have an opinion about this material, right? They haven't been told that. They haven't been told that there is a price to admission. They're just responding to the material on its own face. And so when you understand sort of questions of loyalty, I remember working on Hamlet in one of our prison programs. And the moment where Hamlet apologizes for two laertes for all that he's done, right? Laertes, sister is dead, lay our tea's father is dead because of this guy. And this guy comes in and apologizes and Leonard Jesus has to decide whether or not to accept it. You know, the conversation that ensued, the insights that ensued from these guys about how do we feel about people that have done violence to us? What does it mean to forgive, are we capable of forgiving? Should we seek some sort of, I don't know, apology from those that we have wronged was just remarkable. I don't even have adjectives superlative enough to really capture how powerful that stuff is. And so different from essays about Hamlet that you'd see written by some incredibly famous critic, right? There's just an immediacy to it. There's an automatic contact to it. There is a lack of prejudgment about it. It isn't burdened by centuries of previous opinion. It's just this incredibly direct connection. And you know, it's amazing. And the globe has had incredible success stories. On my episode about the work we're doing in prison. I talked to a guy who met Shakespeare through our program in sentinel estate prison, got released, and is now working as a teaching artist with the old globe going back into the very place where he was incarcerated to try and share with other men the kind of insights and transformation that he had thanks to Shakespeare. You know, and okay, it's one guy, but the power of that one human transformation is extraordinary and I think makes a better case for why Shakespeare matters than 700 productions at the National Theater in London. Scott here, one more break for a word from our sponsors. When I was prepping for this interview, I was going to ask you about adaptations and retellings of Shakespeare, so I was looking online and there's some pretty well-known ones. There's the many Kenneth Branagh adaptations or the baz luhrmann Romeo and Juliet Leonardo DiCaprio. But they're just dozens and dozens and dozens, if not hundreds of retellings. As a quick aside, I'm curious, are there any really strange ones that stick out to you whether on film or on stage of adaptations of Shakespeare? Well, I just found out that there's this cartoon series called the Transformers. I think it's kind of old now. But there was this like Hamlet like plot involving one of the robots in the Transformers. And you go, really? Wow. You know, one of my personal favorites is Star Trek, you know, if you're a Star Trek fan at all, Shakespeare's laced through that series. They're always quoting Shakespeare, there are weird little bits of Hamlet or Macbeth that show up in the plots of Star Trek episodes. Shatner was a Shakespearean actor before he joined the federation. So yeah, I absolutely love all that stuff. What Kenneth Branagh is doing brilliantly is he's basically filming the plays. And he does it extraordinarily well. And so that's one end of it,
Who Is the Greatest Black American in History?
"Warren black history month and so I thought I would focus today on the question who is the greatest black American of our history. In fact, not just who is the greatest, but whose number one, whose number two, whose number three. Now, if you went to black studies departments or progressive scholars and asked them to give you their ranking, I think that their ranking would go like this. They would put Martin Luther King as number one. And they would have Frederick Douglass, the runaway slave as number two, and they would probably have WEB Dubois as number three. And you can see that this is a ranking that is somewhat weighted in the progressive favor. And by that, I mean Martin Luther King was not really, I wouldn't say clearly a Republican or a Democrat. He tended to avoid a clear identification with either party. Now I've seen some people on social media go Martin Luther King was a Republican. I'm actually not aware of any evidence that he specifically called himself that. Now his father, I believe, was a Republican. Martin Luther King, I think, was sort of nothing, neither party. But he did more openly identify with Kennedy, JFK, and then certainly with LBJ with the signing of the Civil Rights Act. I think it's probably fair to say that Martin Luther King was clearly in the democratic camp by 1964, and if anything he moved further left after that. So you can see the progresses of picking king as he's like, he's one of ours. We don't like his color blind thing all that much today, but nevertheless he was on our side.
Whoopi Goldberg: Nikki Haley Is Not a 'New Generation'
"Now I want you to hear from Karen Goldberg That's right Whoopi Goldberg's first name leased her birth name was Karen Pretty hilarious don't you think mister producer She's the original Karen In a current supposed to be sort of this white yuppie suburban woman that's how they use that term and I apologize to all you Karen's out there but this is their way of promoting a racist attitude So Whoopi Goldberg is caring Goldberg And she's on the view today And she regurgitates what Sarah Lennon said on the constipated news network Kind of 11 go The Washington establishment has failed us over and over and over again It's time for a new generation of leadership You're not a new generation You're 51 What are you talking about Clapping seals It's a D.C. that's a new generation But it's not a new generation She may be she may be younger than most of those people but her rhetoric is the same She said the same BSN I love the young kid but you know what The only way you're going to get younger people to run dude is if you're out there talking to people and saying don't shoot me Slow down Got to deal with the genius here Dude There's a woman a dude mister producer Do that right I'm so behind the curve it's unbelievable When you're 51 years old and you're running for president that's a new generation The youngest president we had was Theodore Roosevelt who took office on the assassination McKinley Second youngest president we had with JFK
"jfk" Discussed on The BOB & TOM Show Free Podcast
"Fitting tribute yeah really brings a tear in my eye. So that means that you could be the Kennedy. Well, it's a joke, but now. I don't know. You got the bad back. What are you doing? You don't have that Kennedy hair, though. No. Maybe it's skipped a generation. His dad didn't have the kind of hair his dad had thin hair, so. Okay, yeah, it does skip a generation. There we go. Speaking of JFK, an air New Zealand flight bound for New York spent 16 hours in the air only the land back in Auckland. The airline said that after terminal one at JFK airport closed due to an electrical fire, the flight was forced to divert back to Auckland after it had flown two thirds of the way across the Pacific. When I saw this, I thought, well, couldn't they land? I don't know, Baltimore. Austin so that's true. Anywhere. An airline spokeswoman explained quote, diverting to another U.S. port would have meant the aircraft would remain on the ground for several days, impacting a number of other scheduled services and customers. She said, passengers would be rebooked on the next available service. What a pain, I'd be so furious. Oh, I know. Right? $60. 16 hours ago nowhere. Well, this is your captain speaking. By the way, I just had you looking out the right side of the plane. If you look out the left side of the plane, you'll see what used to be on the right side of the plane. A few minutes ago because we just turned around. By the way, you can have the rest of your can of Coke. We saved half of it for the sky of emergency. When they landed, the people know or did they just oh, I'm sure they told them. What a sheep here in New York. I went. Just one would have thought they could have dropped them off almost anywhere halfway there. I guess that would be the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but at least get them to LA. I mean, then you're closer. Are they just supposed to give them a free ride?
"jfk" Discussed on WTOP
"Home hospice care. The Carter center tweeted Saturday that the 98 year old decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention. The Democrat from Georgia served one term in The White House marked by the Iran hostage crisis and energy crisis and rampant domestic inflation. Since leaving office in 1981, Carter has been active in habitat for humanity and several humanitarian efforts worldwide. One woman is dead, 19 others hurt in a Saturday morning fire and an apartment building in Silver Spring over 400 people displaced by the blaze after 6 o'clock, Saturday morning, one of them Stephen Wilkes talks with our news partners at NBC four. There were two times when the firemen came by. They told us the first time to stay where we were that was the best place to be until we could get air and then the second time they safely evacuated everybody to the far stairwell Montgomery county fire investigators still trying to determine a cause for that blaze. Secretary of State Anthony blinken has met with China's top diplomat. Saturday's meeting was the first high level discussion since the U.S. shot down to suspected Chinese spy balloon two weeks ago. Blinken had won Yi held sideline talks as the two attended the Munich international security conference, Lincoln canceled a trip to Beijing earlier this month as a result of that balloon incident. At that same conference, vice president Kamala Harris leveled serious charges against Russia. If Putin thinks he can wait us out, he is badly mistaken. Speaking in Germany at the Munich security conference, vice president Kamala Harris said, if Russia is allowed to succeed in Ukraine, other nations could follow its bloody, brutal example. Usher has committed crimes against humanity. Next week will mark one year since Russia's invasion. Ukrainian forces are bracing for a spring assault from Moscow, already the Russians have ramped up their artillery strikes at strategic points in the east. That is CBS's Christina rafini at The White House. It's one 34 North Korea said to have launched another intercontinental ballistic missile on Saturday. This one landing in Japanese waters. During a panel at that Munich security conference, South Korea's foreign minister park Jin said that most of the world's focus on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has allowed North Korea to continue its nuclear ambitions unchecked. If North Korea conducts the 7th nuclear test, which could happen at any time, it will be a game changer. In a sense that North Korea could develop and deploy tactical nuclear missiles. North Korea has detonated 6 nuclear explosions since 2006, the defense minister for Japan says Pyongyang's most recent projectile traveled for 66 minutes had the capability of traveling about 8700 miles. It's one 35. The power is back on at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, a terminal one that outage impacted flights for days. A small fire caused by an electrical panel malfunction in a utility room Thursday morning resulted in a lot of chaos for people expecting to travel since then port authority has been working with the operators at terminal one, and according to airport officials, only 5% of schedule flights go in and out of terminal one while the closures caused some confusion, things seem a bit more under control Saturday. That is WCBS TV reporter Alicia Reed at JFK. The man who allegedly shot two Jewish men outside synagogues in Los Angeles has been indicted on federal charges. 28 year old Jamie tran played a non guilty to the hate crime charges. Law enforcement, the state, local and federal, is taking every possible step to prevent these incidents and to react in the strongest possible way when hate crimes occur. Martin Estrada with the U.S. attorney's office
"jfk" Discussed on WTOP
"With about two dozen kids to a squale a key elementary in Boston, but there can be some challenges my son and his friends all play trombone. And so there have definitely been some days where there's been like 5 trombones in our cargo bunch. She's seen kids daunted by a hill or unsteady near other bikes, grow throughout the year, participating in the bike bus. When you give kids the age appropriate independence, they become more confident they become less anxious. They realize that they actually have the power to deal with problems that come up and move forward. Meghan cloher, WTO news. 17s ranging from 14 to 17 are charged with stealing cars from Montgomery county. It happened around 7 30 Wednesday morning. County police age detectives spotted a red Hyundai sonata speeding along Livingston street in gathersburg, the car then crashed in the suspects ran off, but officers later caught up with the teenagers and arrested them on auto theft charges, police say the car they were driving was stolen in D.C.. Montgomery county detectives have been on alert in response to a rash of thefts of Hyundai's and Kyiv's older models have been the targets of thieves nationwide because of a TikTok challenge that's gone viral. For the second day in a row flights out of one of the terminals at JFK in New York were disrupted because of a power outage. A power disruption at JFK's terminal one is still impacting travel more than 24 hours later, an electrical panel malfunction cost of fire is shutting the terminal down. Airport officials are waiting for a part to arrive to complete full repairs. The outage is impacting dozens of flights and of course is frustrating travelers. We had our vacation planned and we have hotels that are booked and they're not giving us our money back. This is the busiest city in the world. How do they not have a backup plan for this? Good question. The port
"jfk" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Accept the students to learn not to bully and to be better when they're learning it from their educators? The acting superintendent says the district is working with police and state officials and connection with the death of Adriana kush, who had been cyberbullied. Senator John fetterman of Pennsylvania's hospitalized for treatment of severe depression. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are sending him well wishes. Problems continued today at JFK airport terminal one remains closed because of a power outage yesterday the terminal was shut down, causing flight cancellations and delays for passengers like this woman. I feel like it's a movie. It's not real. I'm still waiting for them to be like, it's a joke. The poor authority says an electrical panel failure caused fire that knocked out power. The Fulton county, Georgia grand jury investigating efforts by former president Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election, released excerpts of their report. It recommended indictments against witnesses who they believe may have lied during testimony. The grand jury also found by unanimous vote that no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 presidential election. Georgia's Secretary of State Brad raffensperger. We've been shown that we've been factually correct from day one. Raffensperger show spoke to ABC affiliate WSB in Atlanta. Global news 24 hours a day powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts and over a 120 countries, I'm Michael Barr, this is Bloomberg. Thanks, Michael. 6 33 on Wall Street time for the Bloomberg sports update, brought to you by tri state Audi, here's John Stan shower. All right, Nathan, this was to be a big weekend for one of the NBA's biggest stars Giannis onto the Campo not only in Sunday's All-Star Game in Utah. He and LeBron James are the captains who will pick the squads just before tip off and Giannis was also to play with his brothers in tomorrow's skills competition and coach tonight's celebrity game but last night in Chicago as the bucks won their 12th in a row Yana's sprained his wrist, x-rays negative, but his status of the weekend is not known the mix will be represented by Julius Randle and Jericho Sims in tomorrow's slam dunk competition it was one last year by the Knicks will be topping. Kevin Durant is in Phoenix, the newest son asked about his time with the nets. Everybody there
"jfk" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"Money? It's fucking call your guy. You call every week. Insider trading. Stop fucking sending me emails. That's right. Up sending me fucking tests. He's so rare. For the language. I'll tell you what, he sums up about both parties. 80% of all of us in both parties. But at least so fed up. All right, well, with the Democrats that he seen people that are telling you, they're going to help the poor. They're going to help the poor. They're going to help the poor. And yet they're worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Hundreds of millions of dollars. They're going to increase taxes on the rich. No, you're not. If you wanted to increase taxes on the rich, what you would do is you would have a wealth tax. They're not proposing. Nancy Pelosi is not going to propose a wealth tax. Hey, just, you know, anybody over 80 million is going to pay this extra tax. Uh uh, what they're doing is they're converting their assets to capital assets, then they're not paying income taxes. That's right. They're just not. So it won't matter. Let's wrap up with this. We're back to the FBI. I know we're jumping around, but this is so important because this guy does such a good job. This is the JFK report. So at the JFK report, which is on Twitter, this guy was just a citizen reporter. He's doing a great job, but I want to play a couple of pieces of this just to see how corrupt the FBI is. Now, what he's talking to, okay? Well, I set this up. This guy went and they tracked down one of the other guys that was with ray app. So everybody knows Rey apps, right? The guys go, come on, get away with the capital tomorrow and everybody knows, no fad, fat, fat, fat rails or jet and fat. Everybody knows raps is a fed, right? They confront them in his Arizona House, right? Oh, I don't know about. This guy is the guy who was wearing the orange hat guy, right? Interestingly enough, there was a number of people that had orange hats on. Identifying themselves as orange has. They all look very military or very FBI, okay? This guy in particular was the guy that ray apps and we can play the videos for either on our Twitter feed. Grabs them by their shoulder, whispers something in his ear, and then this guy turns around and begins to tear down the offenses. This guy had an earpiece in. He was carrying a firearm. He was 343 on the FBI's most wanted list. Probably that he has now been completely taken off and Scott free. Right. If anybody should have been prosecuted, maybe him, right? Ripping down a fence. This is just going to be audio. This is a shut up
"jfk" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A spin in Queens at JFK airports roller Rama at the runway rig weekends through November Young and old are invited to skate their stuff to retro tunes on the tarmac next to a 1958 Lockheed constellation airplane which is now a cocktail lounge I'm Lisa Taylor And I'm Scott Cox from the Bloomberg newsroom a former trader at Bank of America's Merrill Lynch unit is admitting to manipulating treasury prices through a spoofing scheme 27 year old Tyler Forbes pleaded guilty in federal court today to working to rig the prices of treasuries traded on the secondary market in 2019 Consisting mostly of two and three year notes prosecutors said he placed large electronic orders on one side of the market without intending to execute them while at the same time entering smaller orders on the other side in order to raise or lower prices in his favor and increase profits With billionaire Elon Musk's offer of a hostile takeover the board at Twitter is considering adopting a so called poison pill defense strategy allowing shareholders the right to buy additional shares at a discount effectively diluting Musk's share of ownership saying it was his best and final offer The Tesla CEO this week offered $54 20 cents per share in cash to buy the social media platform People familiar with the matter who have asked not to be identified say another scenario under consideration is just saying that Musk's offer is too low While Bloomberg's Charlie peller tells us that Saudi Arabia's prince ala weed bin talal has rejected Musk's bid to acquire Twitter He says the deal doesn't quote come close to the intrinsic value of the popular social media platform it's not known how large the billionaires investment is in Twitter but a 2015 regulatory filing showed that Al Walid along with his kingdom holding company owned a 5.2% stake in the social media platform American and European markets are closed for the holiday the DK index is slightly lower by less than a tenth of a percent At its close the hang seng index was lower by .78% China's CSI 300 also closing lower by .23% Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake Powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Scott Carr This is.
"jfk" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"Roundtable. Trump cats mckee's here sunday morning. Well collateral damage dorothy kilgallen. You author walk shore. He's got a new book and he wants to update his good morning. Mock show. how are you good morning john. Thanks for having me yes Collateral damage is Is the result of almost fifteen years of of research on my part. You know about the fact that i this'll be the fifth book that touches on the jfk. Assassination and. I'll probably be a pretty controversial ones because there are those people out there and i think some john even in the mainstream and the liberal media who still wanna protect the he wrote like You know image of robert kennedy. And i think they'll be shocked to learn that based on my research these secret documents Got documents books and articles eyewitness accounts and so on so forth that i really believe i've resolved three true crime murder mysteries that proving by proving that you know. Rfk was responsible for the murder of marilyn monroe in nineteen sixty two and then indirectly through his abuse of power as attorney general In the murder You know Caused the murder of jfk and sixty three and the death of dorothy. Dorothy kilgallen in sixty five so the conclusion that people will find in the book that i think will surprise them. But hopefully they'll take their time and we through my research. Journey is that if Bobby kennedy would have been prosecuted for the for the murder of marilyn monroe and nineteen sixty two based on a strong evidence that i've been able to produce. That's never been released before if that would have happened john then He would have been powerless. He would have to have resigned as attorney. General and therefore the enemies of bobby kennedy who i believe and dorothy kilgallen believed Were those who orchestrated his brother's death the president's death they would not have had to have kill. Jfk to render. Bobby pal powerless. Because he would already have been powerless and turn then kill. Gal would have not been killed in nineteen sixty five because there would have been no jfk. Assassination for her to have investigated..
"jfk" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"This third day of May. 34 minutes past the hour and from JFK to Reagan to President Trump. American presidents have taken aim at corporate America's tax avoidance schemes before and mostly missed. Now President Biden's that taking his shot at it. Training the government sites on the loophole, shelters and international havens that have long allowed multinational companies to dodge taxes in ways that ordinary Americans can't The idea to fold first to help pay for the president's trillions and proposed spending everything from roads and bridges and green energy. The Internet access job training, preschool and sick, leave second to shift more of the federal tax load onto companies and narrow America's vast income inequality. Now, data shows that Trump tax cuts benefited the wealthy and Corporations more than they did the working in middle class. So why not put the burden back on corporations with the tax increase Republican Senator Bill Cassidy and painting a picture where Democratic special interest would somehow hold on to the money if it were to trickle down? Meanwhile, Republican Senator John John Barroso told ABC News he thinks the two sides can come together on infrastructure, but he does not like the majority of the Democrats spending plan. Well, uh, yes, we are working closely with the administration. We had four of us that presented this plan of the other day, it is focused on core infrastructure. Roads, bridges, ports, airports, waterways, things that people think of when you think of infrastructure things that will get our economy firing on all cylinders. The problem is, of course, the President Biden's proposal only 6% of the money actually goes for roads and bridges, and they have more money for electric cars than they do for all of those other things, Senator Senator I gotta stop you there. There. The 6% for roads and bridges figures you another GOP leaders subsided has been fact check multiple times the total amount for what you have called traditional infrastructure, roads, bridges, rails, airports, waterways, public transit is more than 25%. Of the Biden plan. So do you want more? Well, what we're working within those Shelley talk to President Biden Thursday. I've been working regularly with with the other Joe and powerful Joe in Washington, Joe Mansion and worth fuck focusing on core infrastructure. President Biden calls it Hard infrastructure as opposed to soft infrastructure. So I actually believe there's a deal to be had if we leave out things like the green new deal and recyclable cafeteria trays and climate justice. But the tax increase, too. That's something Republicans of stuck on as well. US. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says the bind administration's proposals toe raise the capital gains tax rates and end some corporate tax breaks won't discourage investment. As some Republicans have claimed. When you talk about the taxes, you you want to be competitive. You don't want to be so far out there that is anti competitive. And these his proposals are competitive, but more important than all of this, David The investments that the president is calling for in infrastructure in broadband in job training in basic research. Absolutely vital for American businesses to remain competitive and necessary and been delayed for far too long, So I think it's very good for business. Big business and small businesses. What about the claim? And you would know this particular because you had to raise funds is a venture capitalist The claim that if you really eliminate the preferential treatment capital gains, it'll be much more difficult to really get the capital put together. People will not invest long term. Yeah, so first of all, I don't believe that to be true. Second of all, there isn't really great evidence. You back up the claim that it increasing capital gains taxes will result in a decrease in innovation capital also having been in the business and having spoken over the past week and a half too many Folks in the business in one on one conversations, I'll tell you the same thing..
"jfk" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"That's a totally different situation. So earlier this month a twenty six year old from guyana also busted jfk with twenty nine live finches stuffed inside pink and orange plastic rollers to really the trying to bring finches into the stage Live finches all taped up to him now. Obviously they can get through the airport in guyana. Then they get here. Jfk and they're probably you know chirpin as they're walking down the whatever and then they get caught. I mean craziness and who to help pay ten thousand dollars for singing finch the a competition. Was this a thing who started this. How is it a thing. And how can we stop it. Where people paying millions for like little digital whatever that it's going to blow up that thing that's not gonna work. I'm telling you right now. Is that there's going to be few those. Nf an nba top shots. It'll be worse off than arrested. It's not the hell does a fencing. But.
"jfk" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
"No brands on the show going to be talking about AFK, of course, but really expanding this conversation wider that ongoing push of a sports organizations into hubs of digital influence that rise to the gaming impulse or why they're unique in the world foods are marketing and how companies like JFK help navigate twitch and YouTube for their clients. So Mario's first take us behind the Inception of the AFK brand. What did you see missing as a twitch streamer and consecrated that you wanted to create for others?.