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Wall Street Breakfast February 11: And Then There Were Three

Wall Street Breakfast

06:53 min | 1 year ago

Wall Street Breakfast February 11: And Then There Were Three

"Welcome to ski health as Wall Street breakfast. Your daily source of market news and analysis. Subscribe to this podcast on Apple. podcasts Gulag casts certified and Stitcher. Good morning today. Is Tuesday February eleventh. And I'm your host. Steve Brown Wall Street breakfast is brought to you. By seeking Alpha premium. Unlock unlock the power of seeking Alpha articles data and advanced tools. Try it today. At seeking out by DOT com slash premium. Our top stories today and then there were three Powell on the hill and stocks advance with virus InFocus leading. Today's Today's news sprint is up more than sixty percent in pre-market trading on reports that its long awaited merger with T. Mobile will finally approved by US District Judge Victor Marrero. That would shut down a challenge by state attorneys general who alleged the tie up would lead to higher cell phone bills despite approval from federal antitrust and telecom officials merging the third and fourth top wireless carriers would result in a company with more than ninety million customers. That would aim the snacks even more subscribers from. At and T. and Verizon T.. Mobile is up nine percent pre-market in other news fed terror Powell is likely to sound upbeat about the. US economic takeout look today when he begins his semiannual testimony before Congress even as he nods to the potential threat from the corona virus in China. The Central Bank lowered interest reeks three times in two thousand nineteen but earlier this month signal to pause and easing unless there was a clear threat of inflation. Moving away from its two percent target fed vice chair. RENDALL QUARRELS MINNEAPOLIS FED president meal cash. Carry and Saint Louis Fed president. James Bullard are all set to comet at separate events later in the session. The S&P five hundred and Nasdaq scored fresh record. Highs yesterday as Chinese workers in factories gradually returned to business while new corona virus statistics. CYSTIC showed signs that the disease was slowing. There were two thousand four hundred. Seventy eight new confirmed cases on the mainland as of Monday down from three thousand sixty two on the the previous day bringing the total of forty two thousand six hundred thirty eight stocks in Shanghai climbed point four percent on the news while. US equity futures suggest a solid open on Wall Street ahead of earnings from under armour Hasbro Hilton and lift more than three hundred. Chinese companies are thinking bank loans totaling totaling at least eight point two billion dollars to help. Soften the impact of the corona virus outbreak. Banks will have the final say on Linden decision sources told Reuters. The interest rates are likely to be on par with those offered to banks top clients among the prospective borrowers are may tongue Dan Paying Jami. DD Choke Shing mcvie technology and Q.. Three sixty seeking to revive sales after seating it smartphone crown to apple. Last quarter under Samsung is expected to launch three variants of Galaxy s today the regular the Plus and the ultra at its unpacked twenty twenty event and San Francisco. Oh the S twenty. Phones won't be Samsung's first five g phones but they're going to be the first five g phones that matter with all four major. US carriers now offering at least as some form of next generation networking. The twenty three. I will be unveiled alongside the Galaxy Z.. Flip a square shaped foldable. Phone rumored to be cheaper the bulky galaxy fold Google's head of human resources. Eileen Mountain will step down later this year amid rising tensions between the companies talk executives and rank and file employees. She's been in the role since two thousand sixteen and led the company through a period of growth at saw its global workforce expand by more more than sixty five percent to one hundred nineteen thousand among the tensions employees anger at handling of sexual harassment claims the firing of workers who organize tonight's protests against the company and the elimination of weakly. All hands meetings as well as staff complaints about secret projects and the lack of diversity U s district Judge Dully has rejected a request by Uber and posts mates to block California's gig worker law which will make it harder to classify workers as independent independent contractors while the companies had proven they could suffer a degree of irreparable harm as a result of the legislation. The potential risks to them were less important than in the public interest in setting a living wage and regulating employment. Investors had been watching the California dispute closely as the rule would require a higher pay and other other benefits like medical insurance. The United States has charged four Chinese military officers with hacking major credit reporting agency. The equifax in two thousand seventeen and making up with sensitive personal data on about one hundred and forty five million Americans the. US government doesn't normally bring criminal charges ages against members of another country's military or intelligence services outside of the US according to US attorney. General William Pibor but there are exceptions in cases of Indiscriminate theft of vast amounts of sensitive personal data of civilians it will take several quarters to return Boeing's worldwide. Seven thirty you. Seven Max Fleet to the skies following grounding that has left about seven hundred planes on the tarmac. We are not going to over Stress System Randy Tin Seth Boeing's Vice President President for marketing said at the Singapore Airshow. The company said last week it had discovered another software problem on the plane but still aims to get the jet flying again by mid two thousand twenty. A deadline previously set includes room for additional flaws as six twenty am today US futures and crude oil or all set to open in the green with gold slightly down on today's economic calendar. REDBOOK chain store. Sales are out at eight fifty five. Am Eastern time. mm-hmm Wall Street breakfast is brought to you. By seeking premium. Unlock the power of seeking Alpha at seeking alpha dot com slash premium. If you enjoyed today's podcast please be sure to rate and review it below. Your feedback is deeply appreciated. That concludes today's Wall Street purpose. Thank you for listening for the best investment analysis. The News on the WEB DOT COM. 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Mobile World Canceled? - DTNS 3716

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30:54 min | 1 year ago

Mobile World Canceled? - DTNS 3716

"Coming UP ON S. We break down the Samsung Galaxy Z. Flip Galaxy s twenty and galaxy Buds Galaxy Samsung announcements plus a US intelligence cryptography backdoor from the one thousand nine hundred eighty S. And should they cancel Mobile World Congress this year? This is the daily Tech News for Tuesday. February eleven twenty twenty Los Angeles. I'm Tom Merritt and from Studio Redwood. I'm Sarah Lane and from the dark forests of Finland. I'm very awake Patrick. Beija and I'm Roger Chang. The show's producer shutout to Joe who is also producing the show In assistance today and Also shout to us. We're at a great conversation about podcasting gear Before the show. If you WanNa hear that you got to be a good day Internet subscribers get it by becoming a member at Patriot. Dot Com slash. Dt Ns? Let's start with a few tech things. You should know a new. Nielsen study shows that in the last three months of two thousand nineteen in the US net flicks accounted for thirty one percent of streaming to televisions. Youtube was second with twenty one percent. Hulu came in third twelve percent. Amazon took eight percent other free and ad-supported options including new offerings from apple or Disney for example took a combined twenty percent chunk of viewership as well. Nielsen also reported that overall in the US video viewing on TV's that streaming now makes up nineteen percent. Those Christmas movies on that flicks very popular. Microsoft is reversing. Its plans to by default. Install a Microsoft search extension for office three sixty five pro plus customers using chrome which would have changed users. Default search engine to bang. The installation includes Microsoft's search in being Internet search capability a new plan for the extensions. Roll out will come in the next few weeks. That was the enterprise thing that could have worked around. But it sounds like Microsoft is GonNa do the right thing and make an option not something you have to opt out of. Us District Judge Victor Marrero favor of the sprint t mobile merger which still needs the California public utilities commission to weigh in before it can go forward but it's pretty close now. Attorneys general from a dozen states argued the merger would stifle competition and raise prices but the judge found that sprint and a quote does not have a sustainable long-term competitive strategy. Ouch and will in fact cease to be truly national double if the merger was not allowed he figured sprint would go away anyway. So you know it's not GonNa hurt competition of Sprint Dis The case may yet be appealed and the ATTORNEYS GENERAL ARE REVIEWING THEIR OPTIONS. So we may not be done with this part of it. Either Apple has joined the fuss fast identity online or FIDO alliance which makes a universal second factor or U2 f an open standard men to replace passwords other members include Amazon facebook Microsoft and Samsung Chrome Fire Fox edge and opera browsers natively support you t.f and in thirteen point three steph safari also supports. Fido to complaints physical security keys and Google's partnering with the nonprofit defending digital campaigns are distribue tightened security keys for free two political groups plus offer help setting up the second factor keys DDC already offers Reduced Price Yuba keys. Those are all useful if you WANNA do. Universal second factor. Like Patrick was just talking about all right. Let's go from Yuba keys to FTC's indeed the F. B. U. S. Ftc has requested information from alphabet. Amazon Apple facebook and Microsoft. Or as we like to call them in France the GFM because we use Google as a substitute for Alphabet About mergers that were too small to report to anti-trust agencies the companies are asked to provide turns soap structure and purpose for each transaction made between January first two thousand ten and January thirty first two thousand nineteen they will also be asked to provide details on post acquisition integration product development and pricing the. Ftc said the request was part of a study of the issue of companies buying potential competitors to reduce competition. The result of this study are intended to inform future policy. Yeah you accidentally January thirty first two thousand nine hundred December thirty first two thousand nineteen but essentially they want a decade's worth of information about small mergers that previously weren't required to be reported. And the idea. Is THEY WANNA look at that and say well? Should they have been? Do we need to change our policy and make companies report this. This isn't meant although they didn't say they wouldn't use it for that. But it's not meant to be a punitive investigation. Yeah I wonder how much you know. A A small a small purchase of a small company that a company does where they don't have to report it. Okay not doing anything wrong. How many of those cumulatively become a problem yeah if you're consistently putting out of business your competitors yeah maybe it seems like anything that could potentially be a competition issue would need to be reported so definitely something like Instagram. Bought up by facebook would need to be reported. I suppose been ethic qualified for the reporting anyway but it seems a L- well we don't have the data but it seems to me unlikely that's something that's so small it doesn't need to be reported would be an actual threat to competition. But who knows maybe cumulatively as you said it might well we talked about Mobile World Congress and it might be a strange event this year. facebook Vivo. An Intel joined Amazon Sony. Lg Ericsson McAfee and Tedo Komo and INVIDIA and cancelling plans to attend the event in Barcelona which is set to start on February twenty fourth. Google and Microsoft are still planning to go to 'em WC but more companies are still reviewing plans. Twenty eight hundred exhibitors are still planning to attend as of Tuesday morning however the GSA may has said that any intended from China must prove. They were quarantined for two weeks prior to attend in the show. Reuters sources say that the GSM. A board will meet Friday to discuss cancelling the conference altogether. The board contains twenty six liters of telecoms groups and has chaired by Stefan. Rashard the CEO of arrange. So it's starting a week from Monday so we've got Just just under two weeks before it starts. They're going to wait till Friday to make the decision which I suppose logistics required. I don't know it will. I also think like how many other companies might pull out by that. Well then maybe. They're waiting for companies to make their decisions. A lot of the May make the next couple of days and if not enough companies are coming. Maybe that helps them make the decision. Nobody's going to be here anyway. Let's pull it. But for small businesses that have spent a lot of money preparing for this and maybe future success hinges on it that that can be a problem and they need to take that into consideration too. There's also like a legitimate public health concern with the krona virus You know there's no doubt about it. It's hard to tell where the line is between overreacting and not being careful enough. Patrick what do you? What do you think they should do? I think that that kind of decision. Of course they can make it themselves but I it seems what I'm not hearing at all is people and organizations consulting health authorities to make those decisions and especially in the case of GSI. May I think deciding to cancel it? Of course if they want to be overly cautious but as you said when does it start bordering on paranoia? They can cancel it but it would seem to me that for all of those twenty eight hundred exempt exhibitors If the health authorities are saying look it's fine just do it. I would think that they should probably listen to that advice. Now it's what they have been doing up till now is saying look the health the health authorities say. We should do it people in Barcelona city. We should do it. And so what we're saying is we'll do temperature. Screening will make sure people coming directly from China have been quarantined for fourteen days Advise you not to shake hands but companies are pulling out anyway. At a certain point it may become a financial decision more than a public health decision because so many companies have pulled out. It may not be worth doing the show. Possibly I would suspect that the ones who pulled out so late Are either insured for these kinds of things or are still paying and out of the few that having pulling out. It's not like there's one hundred exhibitors. There's there's almost three thousand so I guess there's a lot of business that should be happening there even if Those big ones have pulled out. Maybe a lot of small's small ones have pulled out too. But I guess we'll right I guess. Switzerland's crypto AG is a company that started building code making devices for the Allies and the United States Army in World War. Two it still to this day provides encryption systems to more than one hundred twenty countries however the Washington Post and a German broadcaster. Zdf GOTTA look at some Central Intelligence Agency documents that show that throughout the Cold War Crypto AG was secretly owned by the US CIA and Germany's BND intelligence agencies the BND left the company in the mid nineties. But the CIA steak ended in two thousand sixteen so not that long ago. The advent of digital encryption reduced the usage and utility of the company for the agencies. We're talking about analog encryption here not digital but at a tight the intelligence agencies used their access to Crypto AG to access communications during the Iranian hostage crisis the Falklands war the Egypt. Israel peace negotiations Libya's bombing of West Berlin disco at nine hundred eighty six Iranian. Communications were allegedly ninety percent readable during the Iran Iraq war of the nineteen eighties according to documents seen by the post ZDF Swiss Info reports the Swiss government officially opened an investigation into crypto and the general export license for Crypto devices has now been suspended until open questions have been clarified. Well and a lot of what a lot of chatter about this today and so much of it as like countries were paying top dollar for something to get spied on And it's it's it. You hadn't gotten documents in the hands of Obviously publications who who WanNa make the situation public. No one would have known about it. What kind of information was gathered? How did it change the course of the variety of crises? Tom As you laid out You know I'm not totally sure about that. But Yeah I can. I can imagine Switzerland being like hold on a second. We were new. Yeah we that's that's that's not what we do. Let's let's hope this whole thing even though yes it sounds like the devices that were used at the time are are in decline because our technology has advanced so much but still pretty big deal that what Strikes me when I read this is in a company? Well IN INTELLIGENCE Organization that has had that kind of access for a very long time. I understand a little bit better. Why they are that livid and frightened and worried about Into ANY CHRISTIAN I it doesn't change I- judgment on end to end encryption but it might be Dolan small piece of evidence but it might actually be a bigger deal for them than previously imagined because back doors and digital are much harder than these kinds of analog backdoors. And you're you're right. Patrick have been used to like but we always get to have access to this information. I mean China and the Soviet Union never bought this stuff so they didn't have access there but you know large parts of the world that makes a difference to Microsoft News. The company launched a preview. Sdk for developers to adapt applications for dual screen devices running windows ten x among the tools or an emulator to see how opposite work since no windows. Ten X hardwares actually out yet. The includes patterns for three main kinds of APPs including expanding APPs across two screens. Put an APP on one screen and tools on another and running connected APP. Side-by-side for easier multitasking. Microsoft also added dual screen support for its tool kit on the camera cross platform development platform and is also making react native dual screen modules available. Microsoft is also proposing into the w three C. A new script. Api AND CSS Media Query that support dual screen devices big on your screens. Also out of Microsoft developer day windows ten x separates system drivers and APPs in a way that lets it reboots and apply an update in ninety seconds. Nice and snappy Microsoft uses container technology for win thirty two APPS meaning. They can't interfere with system files or data also if windows ten x runs on and into lake field processor. Developers can choose which core the APP runs on. That's Kinda Nice. Powerful APPS can run on the larger core for performance while lightweight ops can run on the smaller core and save battery. I mean the the ability to run on the different cars in the league. Field is pretty nifty and windows. Ten x taking advantage of that is pretty cool but nine reboots for a system. Update just sounds like heaven. Doesn't it. Yeah it's Christmas you know the Nintendo switch updates incredibly fast when I compare this to my playstation. Five four sorry. I don't have playstation five rumors by now. The truth finally comes up. Which takes you know as much as regular systems it is truly. It encourages people to update more and more quickly. So I think that actually does matter beyond the factor Yeah and beyond that. You know it's cool that we're getting Companies to take a serious look at how dual screen devices are going to work because this is going to Percolate to the entire industry as dual screens because become bigger and bigger part of that industry. So the windows duo Microsoft is expected to come out by the holidays and when it comes out they wanNA have APPs short. So that's why you put the K. Now out now at the Microsoft of three sixty five develop day hopefully get some people making some cool stuff by then and then get people excited about windows. Ten X with these innovations. Of course everybody's going to say well. Could you do that for windows? Ten regular the Ninety Second. Update a little more complicated. I think given what you have to do you have more limited hardware profile with windows ten x I'm assuming but if anybody's Windows engineering knows whether you could or why you couldn't do a ninety second. Update why you couldn't containerize things the way they have in ten. X on regular windows ten. I'm very curious to hear that feedback at daily Tech News. Show DOT com. Have you want to get all the tech headlines? Each day in about five minutes. Be SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO DAILY. Tech HEADLINES DOT COM. Let's talk about those Samsung Galaxy announcements Starting with the one that leaked out we knew the name and then they did an advertisement on the Oscars Monday before they even put out the name officially the Galaxy Z. Flip a six point seven inch screen when unfolded but it is a glass screen. Not a plastic one that folds up into a clam. Shell form factor. Just like the razor two hundred thousand folds they say we'll we'll see if it breaks like the razor did when seen it puts it in its little machine the cover displays just a little thin band when it's folded up though it can show notifications time and battery life and even showed it being used as a viewfinder. If you wanted to do a self without opening up the clam shell you could do that. Purple Black and in some countries gold. There's also a special Olympic gold version. That will be given to Olympic athletes in Tokyo. You get access to youtube premium as part of the plan. I'm not sure for how long I didn't see a term. Assume it's something like a year. Also they talked about the flex MoD where you can kind of have it as a laptop and do hands free things and sell fees and stuff and they'll be a Tom Brown addition with the Tom Brown Stripe on it. That'll be shown off at Fashion Week in New York starting tomorrow. It's accustomed case Galaxy Z. Flip available February fourteenth. Two thousand three hundred eighty dollars. It's a foldable. People are skeptical about foldable. Sarah Patrick did this. Do Anything to change your views. Now I good. Here's the thing it's it's and we talked about this Shirley Henry on the show yesterday the foldable model. It's not going anywhere. It's going to get better. Companies are going to figure it out but as soon as I hear something like two hundred thousand folds and you're good even if that's to Mike will after two hundred thousand folds now I gotta get a new phone. Even though I probably would way before that anyway there there are just there. Are some form factor. Things that I I will not be a first adopter of this but I am really curious to see how much people love them. Patrick well not quite changed my mind. But it's a confirmation that this is an interesting evolution for The devices that we use all the time. I think I'm still not convinced that it's for me but there are two things that I thought were interesting. I It is leaps and bounds. Better than what we had last year. This is I think much more of a product than a concept. It's also much more affordable to smaller screen. But it's still better technology and it's more affordable than the full they presented last year and the second thing is they presented it as a very premium device Of course it's expensive. But they have the shiny thing it feels like he thing you want to show off a party and accessory Almost and I think that there might be a market for this specific type of Devices that the Viewfinder Ish Little Band when the phone is closed is also a little bit more Functional than I expected to be so overall. It's still not for me but it's a. I'm pleasantly surprised I. It does feel like a fashion accessory and I don't mean that as a criticism You know it's got that mirror finish on it It would drop really nicely in a purse And and I think that's why brought Tom Brown into this to try to to try to sell that aspect of it rather than just a function because a lot of people who are just into function are like why do I need to fold but having it fold as a cute little fashion accessory in Charlotte said yesterday kind of like a compact. I think starts to make a lot of people. Think okay. Well that's interesting if they can afford it like you said. It is a premium device at one thousand three hundred dollars. Let's talk about the Galaxy s twenty which is available in three models the twenty nine hundred ninety nine dollars six point two inch screen four thousand mile an hour battery. There's also the twenty plus which is a six point seven inch screen forty five hundred million are battery and that's a thousand one hundred ninety nine and if you want to spend more money than you would on a Galaxy Z. Flip you can get the twenty ultra which is a six point nine inch screen five thousand amp hour battery a thousand three hundred ninety nine dollars. All three of these are five. G. Although the plus the ultra support millimeter wave which here in the US is. What variety does others have that and some other frequencies so if you're in an area that only has millimeter wave service? You won't be able to use the galaxy s twenty. You'd have to get the twenty. Plus or the s twenty ultra Samsung says that they're going to launch. S Twenty millimeter wave support in Q. Two That doesn't mean that you won't be able to use the twenty five. G. It just means you. Some carriers may not have it for instance Bryson's not going to twenty launch. It's going to sell the plus. The ultra This the phones also have one hundred twenty hertz refresh rates so buttery smooth A Vision on the display hole. Punch Camera Qualcomm Age. Sixty five snapdragon solid processor in their starts at twelve gigabytes of Ram Up to sixteen gigabytes of LP DDR five for the ultra and one hundred twenty eight gigabytes of storage to start. But that goes up to. They're putting Google duo in the dialer of your phone. And if YOU HAVE THE CONNECTION FOR IT AKA FIVE G. You can do. High DEF video over Google duo so good news for Google duo and also good news for Samsung users. Now video chat right there in their phone. There's also something called music share. Which let you share a Bluetooth connection to listen to songs together? Their Space Zoom which is using the folded lens meaning. There's no bump in this camera to do a hybrid of optical and digital zoom to offer an effective one hundred x zoom on the ultra and thirty x on the plus in the regular. They also kept until Patrick was about to Puke. Talk About Eight video recording at twenty four frames per second. You can take thirty two megapixel stills out of that you can edit a video on the phone. There's a deal with youtube. See Can upload your video to youtube or stream it to a Samsung Eight K. Q. ATV. They're super steady. Zoom nighttime hyperloop shooting. Something called single take we can use all the cameras at once and then pick which of the videos and out of the single take that you WANNA have Smart bidding is how they get that hundred eight mega pixels out of the twelve megapixel camera by combining nine pixels into one on the ultra and even have some gaming partnership Microsoft Forza Street coming to mobile for the first time in the galaxy store in the spring. They've got three other Microsoft titles as well preorder for all three models starts February twenty first with wide availability coming on March. Sixth Twenty. Patrick what do you think this is all about the camera? They spent the most time on the camera. And this confirms how little phones change Well most phones. I guess we have foldable Xlt now. But most phones changed very little from one model to the next And the camera is very impressive or seems to be very impressive. At least I don't think anyone is going to really be using eight K. Although you can do that for editing and do tricks with editing and cropping and stuff like that but The the one take thing is really cool. The zoom can be useful The camera looks very very impressive. And I think that's five and a lot of other features are kind of sticker features. That aren't super useful for most people for a long time but the camera is what Will convince a lot of us. I think I did want to add a clarification on the pixel binning. I think he had a reverse. So it's one hundred mega pick. Yes and then through pixel banking. Give you a really good twelve megapixel image on low light by taking advantage of the pixels to Which actually does bring does bring the eternal question of is the sensor large enough to take advantage of the hundred eight megapixel. Because that's always the issue you can add megabit souls but if the sensor is smaller than the pixels are tiny and don't get enough light. They say it works but we'll have to wait for tests because this is a common issue with a large numbers and mega pixels. Well I mean it's an issue with CA- cameras on smartphones in general. But a lot of them have been relying heavily on in camera or in phone processing to kind of give you the best optimal picture have the information at pulse and they work pretty well. I mean they're not I mean they're they're never gonNA replace like a five day or full frame format digital camera with a Telephoto Lens but considering this thing fits in. Your pocket does pretty well. No I think the question is more. Does the hundred eight megapixel 's really add a lot When compared to you know twelve megapixel is because if the pixels become so small yes the digital processing on the on. The phone can help but I wonder if it helps enough to justify hundred. Eight number eight K. Resolution and. I also think it's one of those features. You can put on a pamphlet or a look at this Few other things to mention one point five terabytes of storage with the card because it has a micro SD card slot. That's something a lot of its competitors. Don't have live captioning coming to these. Samsung phones in duo There's a global goals APP. Where you can make donations to? Un sustainable programs and Samsung will match donations and then real quickly. The Galaxy Buds plus are the new version of the galaxy buds basically with longer battery life. Eleven hour battery life and then you can get additional eleven out of the case. They say three minutes on. Usb In the case should give you an extra hour of listening time a little bit better audio dual dynamic drivers system. To Mike's on the outside now for noise cancellation but not active noise cancellation just for your phone calls. One hundred forty nine dollars coming February fourteenth. I don't know anybody need some new ear. Buds I the battery life stuff. Sounds Great. I'm not sure about the rest of it. You kind of have to try these things out before you decide if you know if it's right for you but the prices it that's it if they work well on the battery. Life is as good as advertised. The I think it's priced. Well I think if you're a Samsung Galaxy user. This is kind of a no brainer. It's you know the ecosystem thing that others do very well as well. Hey thanks everybody. Who PARTICIPATES IN OUR SUB REDDIT? Samsung stories and others show up there every day. You can submit stories that you care about and vote on others at daily Tech New Show. Dot READY DOT com. 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NYC Prosecutor Alleges 'Protracted Criminal Conduct' at Trump Organization

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03:08 min | 1 year ago

NYC Prosecutor Alleges 'Protracted Criminal Conduct' at Trump Organization

"NYC Prosecutor alleges protracted criminal conduct at trump organization inquest for president's personal tax returns by Larry Neumeister of the Associated Press in New York. A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them citing public reports of extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the trump organization trump's lawyers. Last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the President Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus. Vance junior seeks eight years of the Republican presidents, personal corporate tax records, but has disclosed little about what prompted him to request the records other than part of the investigation relates to payoffs to women to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with trump. In a court filing Monday though attorneys for Vance said, trump's arguments that the subpoena was too broad stemmed from the false premise that the probe was limited to. So called Hush money payments this court is already aware that the assertion is fatally undermined by undisputed information. In the Public Record Vance's lawyers wrote, they said that information confirms the validity of a subpoena seeking evidence related to potentially improper financial transactions by a variety of individuals and entities. Over a period of years they said public reporting demonstrates that at the time, the subpoena was issued their republic allegations of possible criminal activity at plaintiffs New York. County based trump organization dating back over a decade these reports described transactions involving individual and corporate actors based in New York, county, but whose conduct at times extended beyond New York's borders this possible criminal activity occurred within the applicable statute of limitations. Particularly, if the transactions involved a continuing pattern of conduct, the lawyer said the lawyers urged Judge Victor Marrero to swiftly reject trump's arguments saying the baseless claims were threatening the investigation moreau against trump last year has scheduled arguments to be fully submitted by mid August every day that goes by day plaintiff effectively achieves the temporary absolute immunity that was rejected by this. Court the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court vans lawyer said, every such day also increases the prospect of loss of evidence or the expiration of limitations periods. The precise concerns that the Supreme Court observed justified its rejection of plaintiffs immunity claim in the first place. The Supreme Court last month rejected claims by trump's lawyers that the president could not be criminally investigated while he was in office bans lawyers said trump was not entitled to know the scope and nature of the grand jury investigation but they said information already in the public domain about trump's business dealings provided satisfactory support for the subpoena of. Tax. They cited several newspaper articles including one in the Washington Post examining allegations that trump had a practice of sending out financial statements to potential business partners and banks that inflated the worth of his properties by claiming they were bigger or more potentially lucrative than they were trump's former personal lawyer. Michael Cohen describes such practices during Congressional. Testimony. Vance sought the tax records in part for a probe of how Cohen arranged. During the two thousand sixteen presidential race to keep the porn actress stormy Daniels Model Karen. McDougal from Aaron claims of extramarital affairs with trump trump has denied the affairs cona serving the last two years of a three year prison sentence in home confinement after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations and lying to Congress among other charges. He said he plans to publish a book critical of the President before the November election.

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Ep. 875 - Turkish Non-Delight

The Ben Shapiro Show

50:58 min | 1 year ago

Ep. 875 - Turkish Non-Delight

"The twenty two thousand eight Democratic race this is the Ben Shapiro show sponsored by Express VPN protect your online privacy today at express VPN dot com slash Ben President trump may be abandoned Syria to the Turks but not without a few parting twitter shots courts debate whether to force the release of President From Tax Returns and Elizabeth Warren Takes Command be responsible for all captured Isis fighters are currently being held by US backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria in other words they're fine with the Turks going in presumably funding games until it turns out that you're allowing the Turks and the Turkish government to slaughter the Kurds who have allied with the United States to take on a common foe in Isis the White House added the Turkey down in the United States did nearly nothing about any of that during the late nineteen ninety s during the Clinton administration the Clinton administration basically armed the Turks Turkey the green light to attack us-backed Kurdish forces which would make just the latest time that we have betrayed the Kurds obviously the United States has repeatedly told the be a dictator and an incredibly repressive dictator at that who was jailed hundreds of thousands of political opponents who has made clear his desire to act assist why they should remain in power the Iranians wanted isis there for the same reason as the Syrians only the Kurds really and freedom and freedom fighting Syrians and U. S. forces would not be involved in the operation Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long planned operation into northern Syria statement said the US Armed Forces will not support allowing the Curtis to defend themselves here in providing the resources to do so considering they have been our most consistent ally in that region of the world fighting against Isis fighting against Saddam Hussein could go ahead and kill a bunch of the Kurds on the Turkish border during the Iraq war in two thousand three the removes to help the Kurds and then the Kurds were basically left it fighting against the Iranian Shia militias not only that but helping out the Turks horrible idea because the Turkish government right now is run by Recep Tayyip Erdogan who happens to their own devices the Kurds are also more targeted by Isis so this is just the latest iteration of a common pattern which is that we all sound off when it's time to help the Kurds and then piping out Kurds or at least attacking the Kurds and then taking control of Isis prisoners but as we've been saying for years on this program there are very few forces in the region that actually the minute that it becomes not time to help everybody runs screaming for the exits and that's just horrible every way you slice it there's no rationale not only for not he pursued and there are some people who are on the right who tend to be in the more sort of Pat Buchanan isolationist camp who basically suggests the US has business in that part of the world well that's all in in northern Syria is at the very least deeply puzzling it is morally troubling it's pretty awful all the way through here's C. N. N. reporting in a remarkable announcement late on Sunday night involved in the operation and US forces having defeated the Isis territorial calvet will no longer be in the immediate area now this is exactly the sort of foreign policy there's some on the right who definitely they were our allies and that we're working with them only to put them in a situation where they were basically screwed that happens during the Gulf War in nineteen ninety-one when George H W Bush called for the the White House said that the United States forces in northern Syria would move aside in advance of a planned Turkish military offensive the move marks a major shift in US foreign policy effectively Iraqi military and Iraqi people to throw out Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi Kurds in northern Iraq than actually stood up and tried to do that at which point Saddam Hussein basically gas than the interest in seeing isis completely wiped out the Turks wanted Isis. There's that they could use it as an excuse to cross over into Syria. The Syrian government wanted Isis there so they could use it as an excuse sounded an air operation east of the Phrase River with the goal of establishing quote unquote piece by clearing the region of terrorists Turkeys operation is aimed at clearing us-backed Kurdish militia the People's protection units away from Turkey's border because presumably an attempted to an attempt to broaden Kurdistan would include some sort of inquiry brutally and violently toward the Kurds but president trump has been taken by Iran before he's had these sort of warm relations with with air to one in terms of phone calls at the armed on Monday according to CNN the US troops had begun withdrawing from northeastern Syria he announced on Saturday that Turkey had quote completed preparations and action plan was ready to launch a or at least according to CNN following a phone call between US President Donald Trump and Turkish president received Taber won the White House said that Turkey would soon begin military offensive and create a quote unquote buffer zone for Turkey the White House added that as of last month the US one thousand US troops are operating north eastern Syria so there's just the small trigger force and that was so we're going to let the cards come in and wipe you out now Turkey has been working with us to establish safe zones that run along the Turkey Syria border but Anadolu reports that while Turkey welcomes the joint venting all of this from happening presumably that is no longer going to be the case Sunday statement did not specify of this constituted a full withdrawal personnel from the country air turns into Turkish territory that have been longstanding territorial and border disputes between the Kurds and the Turks on Caro which is the capital Turkey regards the why PG as a terrorist group affiliated with the Anti Isis and yet now we are handing leadership role over to air. John is though he's a good faith actor all of this is not simply seeking to wipe out their efforts to dissuade Turkey from carrying out a military intervention a Pentagon spokesman Sean Robertson said quote any uncoordinated military operation by Turkey would be of grave concern to prevent a military incursion into the area that would target Syrian Kurdish groups so presumably the United States is saying okay we'll set up these safe zones but we don't have enough troops to prevent the Turks from actually going in and bunch of anti regime protesters in Washington DC created natural international incident the buffer zone the calls at a security mechanism would be part of a earn it would undermine our shared interest of secure northeast Syria and the enduring defeat of Isis on Monday a Pentagon spokesperson said the Department of Defense actually did not even in what is they see fit to do according to CNN trump's decision to allow air to want to move forward with the operation and to move US forces out of the area goes against US officials can workers party which is fought the Turkish more than three decades but the US backs the white PG credits the Kurds for helping to defeat isis in Syria so this one is thanks for all the help with Isis guys uh we've made clear this conflict should not be militarized but a US official familiar with operations in Syria told CNN it is very likely that Turkey will try something soon roles at has also said the US is not doing enough to set up the safe zone properly presumably these safe zones will be for Syrian refugees who have been swamping Turkey more than a million Syrian refugees surliness have moved into Turkey Erdo on expressed frustration with president trump and the military's failure to implement an agreement between the two I am deeply invested in safely safety net when I say I'm deeply invested I mean like we spend many many many dollars here at my company and at my home on my personal safety endorse the planned operation so trump is overruling his own Defense Department here that Department of Defense made clear to Turkey as the president we do not endorse a Turkish operation in northern Syria it's apparently world attention turns away from this issue then they will launch into trying to clean up meaning clean out and kill members of the K. K. and the second we'll get to the fact that is actually they said that Ankara the capital of Turkey will start with a limited incursion to establish Turkish patrol bases on the side of the border and then eventually when the the safety of my family unfortunately receive a Lotta threats stockers all sorts of wonderful people looking out for us and that is why we rely on ring to keep our neighborhoods safe ring's mission is to make his said he doesn't want it but what's GonNa stop the Turks really does anybody actually think the United States is GonNa do anything to prevent all of this on Saturday secretary of state by Pompeo told reporters neighborhoods safe as well you might already know about smart video doorbells and cameras that protect millions of people everywhere ring helps you stay connected to your home anywhere in the world so if there's a package delivery or a surprise terms may apply go check it out right now ring dot com slash man okay so senator Lindsey Graham has tweeted the decision to abandon our courtesy allies in turn Syria over to Russia blowback on the right side of the aisle as well it should because frankly it's terrible terrible horrible not moral policy we'll get to that in just a second first let's talk about neighborhood safety so assists in Syria and added that the US must always have the back of our allies if we expect them to have our back and obviously the Kurds are not exactly saying on and Turkey will put every radical Islamist on steroids it's a shot in the arm to the bad guys devastating for the good guys Brett mcgurk is the former goes to the Anti Isis coalition he win about all of this they are very upset because they are seeing the possibility of actual violence done to them by the Turks with the United States backing off of all of this this nonsense out Mitch McConnell sounded off your released a statement he said in January a super majority of the US Senate voted for an amendment that expressed bipartisan concern about the continue the Kurds of course are telling the Pentagon this is insanity that this just there's no rationale for it because and according to the whole released by the Turkish presidency and the two leaders agreed to meet in Washington next month at trump's invitation now you remember last time aired on showed up his thugs ended up beating up into exercise American leadership to keep together multinational coalition to defeat Isis and prevent significant conflicts between our NATO ally Turkey and our local Syrian counterterrorism partners major new conflict between Turkey and our partners in Syria would seriously risk damaging Turkey's ties to the US and causing greater isolation Turkey on the world stage Turkey is an Islamist the threat posed by ISIS and al Qaeda in Syria appreciation of the long-term American security interests in Syria and the region and support for continued military presence in northeastern Syria poses significant security and humanitarian risks a precipitous withdrawal of US forces from Syria would only benefit Russia Iran regime now I will note that all the members of the they've back terrorist groups they have attempted to wipe out allies of the United States the fact that president trump is is apparently caving before the whole thing over to the Russians with that said is it any better from his doing something similar of course not it would increase the risk that Isis and other terrorist groups regroup according to McConnell urged the the video doorbell to chime pro which is just what you need to start building a ring of security around your home today go to ring dot com slash Ben that is ring dot com slash Ben Addition Ryan coincidence there's been a lot of talk about president trump ramping up prayed with Turkey and friendliness between the United States and Turkey it can be running the prisons that are holding tens of thousands of Isis fighters the Turks how's that GonNa go well the answer is it probably will not Mitt Romney has sounded off on this as well he said the president's decision to abandon our Kurdish allies in the face of an assault by Turkey is a betrayal it says that America is an unreliable ally one is frankly pathetic McConnell says as we learned the hard way during the Obama Administration American interests are best served by American leadership not by with would not bite retreat Arken Westerners around the world well this has prompted Mitch McConnell to sound off again you know things are bad when the Republican Party starts to tell president trump that he needs to be love or he confronts a hard phone call Nikki Haley the former US ambassador to the UN under trump reiterated on Turkey on twitter that Kurdish fighters were instrumental in our successful fight again sizing him not to undermine his presidency but to point out when he is making a mistake because president trump does have the capacity shift policy we've seen him do it before when he steps over a one or withdrawal apparently concerns about an isis comeback are quite serious especially because one of the things that would happen if the Kurds were to withdraws who the conditions that produce this bipartisan votes still today while the physical caliphate has been removed Isis al Qaeda remains dangerous forces in Syria and the ongoing series of war concerns Syria claiming that the safe zone mechanism that was set up and was being executed was not meeting his needs and that he wanted to do a unilateral operation but apparently according to the states oh who's at the front gate when my kids are home with the nanny as subscriber you have a special offer on a ring welcome kit available right this moment at ring dot com slash Benton the kit includes there is no rationale for it other than the general `isolation EST rationale of the United States should not be involved anywhere around the world even to help people who helped us wipe out people who are trying to murder Asia he said we do not support this operation in any way shape or form by the timing of the Turks basically announcing an incursion and the timing of president trump announcing we're gonNA pull out is obviously not a awesome is to not sleep ever so I've had like three hours of sleep in the last forty which is one of the reasons why I really appreciate black rifle coffee there's nothing quite like it to president trump's move right here at the State Department of Senior official authorized to brief reporters on the condition of anonymity denied suggestions that trump had endorsed Turkish rifle coffee when it comes to giving you a kick directly in the pants with tons of different roast to choose from black rifle ships the best rose to order coffee directly to your door a portion of all black rifles as a sign of weakness by air one so that's obviously some bad bad PAOLINA president trump seems to be backing off the policies facilitates isis resurgence it pre-stages another humanitarian disaster so when you got McConnell and Romney on the same page it is fair to say that there is pretty solid opposition the ripping on trump over this and that and they seemed a lot more sanguine when Barack Obama was creating fake red lines about gassing Syrians and then he proceeded to pull out from Syria and force they have been unfortunately for fifteen to twenty years under one airline turned what was a secular state into an Islamist state or at least a state moving in Islamist direction they have backed Hamas the thing that I don't really understand about the perspective on president trump that suggests that criticizing president trump weekends president trump. I don't think that that is correct if you are Tom Slash ben a so many people on the right are very upset about this obviously you're starting to see some on the right defend present if you've been on the fence about joining black rifle coffee there's no better time than right now help them reach their goal of fitting one hundred thousand club members by the end of this month get access to discounts and offers not available to other according to a State Department official the original call between trump and air to one originated as a conversation about the air defense issue economic cooperation and then aired one raised going into unofficial there is no specific indication that would push the button we still don't know in the end what he's going to do okay but if you don't know what he's going to do and then we're going to pull out obviously that signal is going to be taken ah obliterate the economy of Turkey I've done before exclamation point they must with Europe and others watch over the captured Isis fighters and families into trumpy said he was quote not a commander in chief and what makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation he says he blessed her and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his emerged visit black rifle coffee dot com slash Ben get twenty percents off your first purchase that is black rifle coffee dot com slash Ben for twenty percents off that I purchase again black rifle coffee duck laissez is great all capital letters who checked that last part right there about how he expects Turkey to maintain get into that in just one second I say something I just took a very very long flights to Israel over here right now and then my kids decided you know be prevention is worth a pound of brutality on the other end and pulling out and signalling to the Turks that you're going to do so is obviously not good policy the Isis fighters in custody not saying a lot about the protection of the Kurds who helped us defeat isis right they're easy president trump and said this is all part of America first foreign policy let's go to supporting veteran law enforcement fire and first responder causes when you drink black rifle coffee you're supporting a company that serves coffee culture people who truly loved the country I know the due to run as I have stated strongly before and just to reiterate if Turkey does anything that I in my great and unmatched wisdom considered to be off limits I will totally destroy an ablation being a hot war between North Korea and South Korea draws in China and then forces the intervention of other powers including the United States see sometimes an ounce of is go fight word is to our benefit and only fight to win okay but there's also a point of American foreign policy and it's called deterrence and one of the reasons that we keep for example you have to love the snively whiplash sort of language right there from president trump in his great an unmatched wisdom like Jaffar in Aladdin his great and and if the right is willing to call him out and who steps back over the line on the right side of the line we'll get to that in one second president trump seeming to walk all of this back has done far more than anyone could have ever expected including the capture of one hundred percent of the Isis calvet it is time now for others in the region some of great wealth to protect their own territory the Turkey five minutes after telling Turkey that would like for them to enter that buffer zone and then we'll pull out or something like it's all confused it is all confusing and trump president trump then sent out a bizarre series of tweets walking this thing back and again this is just proof positive then trump does something wrong and you call them out on it he sir you will get an alert you'll be able to see hear speak to them all from your phone it does make me feel safer may feel a lot safer as well both of us are very safety conscious if we're both out of the house he wanted I totally destroyed an obliterated the economy of Turkey I've done it before I mean is true that he is obviously had significant impact on the economy of Ron and presumably his threatening sanctions krever coffee by the way awesome dude manly men military dudes these are people who not only can trust make great coffee but frankly you trust them to help protect the country they're awesome awesome fellas assistance and foreign policy actually matters now look when it comes to president trump and his sort of fly by the seat of his pants policy I've generally not been supremely critical the reason being ration- who allegedly signaled to this Hussein regime that if Hussein would walk into Kuwait the United States basically do nothing at which point Hussein said okay fine so I'll walk into Kuwait the reason it's not as torn it comes to foreign policy is because an impulse can sometimes create a similarly countervailing impulse on the other side a weakness can sometimes be taken only a few reasons why trump would do this one would be trying to kowtow to Russia one is that he's impulsive okay yeah it's funny how Paul Krugman didn't have all that much to say when Barack Obama was drawing fake red lines about the use of chemical weapons against he has taken Turkey from was a burgeoning western country back into in Islamist country run by a regime that does not care about human rights or freedom and as tackles everywhere and I would point out that when it comes to people on the left or suddenly finding their spine when it comes to criticizing American foreign policy in Syria welcome to the club and then the United States was at war and I'm glad the President Trump walked back within twenty four hours and this is why people should criticize him when he deserves the critique there's the is capable of hearing it and changing in the most bizarre possible way apparently so president trump tweeted this out and this is this is a classic from twitter and this is this is the full trump man here he is ends its neighbors it's it's really bad it's really bad so I'm glad the president from seems to be walking this thing back at least but that's sort of temporary boo boo it turns out that he predictable American foreign policy is useful in this Rena of the world and welcomed people like Thomas Friedman Paul Paul Krugman Paul Krugman tweeted out I am not in my bed at home and it's not just about being at home it's also about the fact that when I am at home I have one of the world's great mattresses I have a helix sleep mattress helixsleep has a quiz takes it's wonderful to see here I'm so glad he can finally make it after years of pretending the Barack Obama's foreign policy in Syria was a symptom of great genius that his fly by the seat of his pants foreign I don't think they necessarily have to have plan I think that the constitutional checks and boundaries prevent an impulsive president from doing too much damage that is not nearly as true when it comes to foreign policy government okay meanwhile the impeachment stuff continues to Burgeon the Democrats have a new angle because every thirty seconds or so they have to come up with a new angle because it seems like alsi handing over power in Syria Vladimir Putin and the Iranians that was actually a measure of his broad heartedness and genius glad is welcome to the club where as a measure that somebody should do something to you I take it as as an example the first Gulf War there were high ranking negotiating officials inside the H. W. Bush accuracy of left that apparently does not care about this stuff unless there's an our next to the name of the person who's running the executive branch of the United States the hope means Aereo and shortly thereafter the rise of Isis began a that's not a defense of Trumpian policy it is to point out can handle some people saying that his Turkish policies a bad idea especially when he is kowtowing to one of the worst dictators on the plan I mean Erta one really is terrible he really away trigger a trigger force in South Korea is to deter the North Koreans from invading South Korea why well some people will say well we should get out of there what what interests do we have in Korea will have an interest in the angles they've taken so far insufficient and now they're going after president trump's taxes we'll get to that in just one second I let me tell you something last night as I've been saying didn't sleep great risk-free they'll even pick it up for you if you don't love it but you are going to love it helix is offering up to one hundred and twenty five dollars off all natural orders for our listeners get to one hundred twenty five bucks off at Helix Sleep at get into this bizarre belief the can never criticize president trump that he can't take it the men's fairly tough you may notice he's taken an awful amount of beauce and crap over the last several years I think he the last night did not match up couples he looks can even split that mattress down the middle providing individuals support needs and preferences for each side and got a ten year warranty you get to try out for one hundred nights to shield his tax returns from Manhattan say prosecutors calling the president's argument that he was immune from criminal investigation quote repugnant to the nation's governmental structure and constitutional president trump's taxes are apparently now the subject of a massive legal dispute according to The New York Times yesterday a federal judge on Monday rejected president trump's efforts minutes to complete matches your body type sleep references to the perfect mattress for you no matter how you slowly side back hot sleeper whatever he looks can make what your body needs just go to helixsleep dot com selected that she had the trump organization and president trump in her site which is horrible prosecutorial behavior you're supposed to prosecute crime you're not supposed to prosecute and it's a fishing expedition yes it is a fishing expedition there's no question it is a fishing expedition the attorney general of the state of New York openly made clear the day that she hit somebody with his car could he be prosecuted in the state of New York he actually shot somebody on Fifth Avenue could he be prosecuted in the state of New York. It'd be sort of weird to argue that he couldn't be prosecuted on the DOT com slash men that's helixsleep dot com slash ben for up to one hundred twenty five bucks off your mattress that's helixsleep dot com slash bang okay meanwhile in other news you've militias for president trump to ask the Ukrainians to look into Joe Biden despite widespread allegations at least allegations whether they're verified or not his mom and I thought that we'd already litigated whether the president is immune from criminal proceedings President Clinton was or federal court while he's the president there was that famous DOJ office of Legal Counsel opinion that sort of suggested that you can't prosecute the president federally while he is sitting and of New York Vija shot somebody on the street the decision from Judge Victor Marrero a Federal District Court Manhattan was the first significant ruling in a case that could require trump to hand over it happens to have a name rhyming with Donald Trump the judge dismissed that lawsuit Manhattan District Attorney demanded the records in late August as part of an investigation uh Oh man there's a lot to get to today so let's just jump right in I. This situation of corruption by Joe Biden and Hunter Biden his son in Ukraine. The same people are saying let's targeted prosecution they are totally fine with targeted prosecution when the target of the Prosecution Fleischmann take their two minute sleep quiz. They'll match you to a customized mattress that will give you the best sleep of your life again when I'm on the road can't wait to get back on that helixsleep mattress you kind of bizarre if state governments could prosecute the president of the United States because then presumably they could they'd always have this sort of check on the presidential power but if the president Syrian citizens and then immediately went silent when that red line disappeared and Brooklyn's like a or if we just give us being over from lab some flexibility and brought up while he wasn't bribed criminally civilly I suppose he's not immune to civil suit it is a matter of controversy over whether the president is able to be prosecuted in state etched wisdom if you will not bow before Alton you will cow before a source or what is my great and unmatched wisdom hush money payments made in the run up to the twenty sixteen presidential elections now that of course has been the culmination of a year's long effort to get president trump's tax returns title you identify the crime you investigate the crime and then you prosecute the crime you don't say you know what I don't like that Trumpian fellow it's funny all the same people who are saying that it is his tax returns and ultimately test the limits of presidential power the judge dismissed a lawsuit that had been filed by trump he was seeking to block a subpoena for eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns now in the case Judge Muraro systematically dismantled the president's arguments that investigating a sitting president was unconstitutional according to the New York Times the judge said Mr Trump's for the moment his tax returns remain protected his quickly appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan they agreed to temporarily to delay enforcement of the subpoena while considering arguments so this is certainly not going to be the last word in the case look I think president trump should have revealed his tax return standards from Peach Mint is that it has to be clearly above and beyond other things that were not impeach before and the fact that Democrats seem to want to set a new standard that only applies imagine any other president ever even thinking about this could you imagine a president say appealing to Chinese donors in the one thousand nine surgeries for assistance in his political campaigns which he did in twenty sixteen and which he is doing again that goes walking around and hurled wedding dress a Hillary Clinton she was on the TV's yesterday and she suggested that calling on foreign adversaries for assistance in campaigns returns something that behoove prosecutorial authorities Bradley not probably not meanwhile and other impeachment news I just have to point out the irony of Hillary Clin on the opponent's campaign could you imagine like a presidential candidate coordinating with foreign resources including a former British spy who is apparently people who are not Democrats is pretty astonishing by the way when it comes to impeachment just to point out some of the media coverage Brian stelter over at CNN he has a reliable sources to Hillary Clinton who is still wandering the woods of of upstate New York sadly pretending that she is the president of the United States like Miss Hashem Andy six election and declassifying a bunch of nuclear secrets at the same time because you're married to that one could you imagine a presidential candidate may be coordinating with Ukrainian embassy to dig up dirt to the heart of our sovereignty it threatens our sovereignty here is the illustrious non President Hillary Clinton when you have a president calling on foreign newsletter and he points out the country's leading news outlets are laying the groundwork for long-term coverage of the impeachment inquiry and all the potential fallout it is amazing how the media have resonated way back during the two thousand sixteen campaign I have no real rationale as to why he didn't do that with that said is the insane focus on trump tax eight to the heart of our sovereignty as a nation to our national security in a way that is almost unimaginable getting there we're gonNA move into covering trump racism and other just moving straight onto impeachment now have Brian stelter pointing out that all of these newspapers and all these organizations are hiring a host of issues that have not been tested in the courts the Constitution does not actually say whether presidents can be charged with a crime while in office the Supreme Court has not in fact ruled on the issue into any anti-trump narrative they can find whether you're talking about team the cat of the New York Times openly acknowledging that the trump Russia thing was the focus of their last couple of years and then being fed Intel from Russian governmental sources about their political opponents and then you know funneling that's your old administration your buddies in the DOJ and the FBI could you imagine anything like that I seem to be able to imagine something like that because it happened in the gas lighting of this is what makes it so difficult as I said yesterday I talked about yesterday when it comes to impeachment one of the staffing up on the impeachment stuff so basically as soon as the Democrats throwing the narrative is time staff up on the reporting side to do all of their apple research for them one of the convenient things about being a democratic addition researcher is you never actually have to work and just read the front page of The New York Times which will dig up whether Mitt Romney cut a gay kids hair back in nineteen fifty two. It's really really exciting stuff I should exercise your Second Amendment Rights Your Second Amendment rights are protect your First Amendment Rights in all of your other rights that are guaranteed by the bill of rights every year in America guns are used apparently concealed carry association was founded in two thousand three in response to the growing threats to Americans rights freedom and ability to defend themselves they provide industry-leading self defense education for two million times in self defense according to certain studies the average self-defense legal case cost between fifty and seventy thousand dollars for the victim which can be shocking especially when you consider that these it will get to more of the new CNN higher CNN is hired some new people and it goes to show you exactly where CNN the most trusted name in news is coming from we'll get to that in just certain constitutional values this of course would be Bill Clinton appointed judge the dispute pits the Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance against the president and his DOJ and who's has pickens were just defending themselves and their loved ones like I would you think okay somebody comes to my house and I shoot them at the end of the story in many cases not that's why I'm excited to introduce our new partnership with us and training and legal protection to over three hundred thousand members and they are the fastest growing community of responsibly armed Americans in the country plus they have fantastic ablaze like for example one moment I let's talk about undershirts as you know I'm a big fan of gun ownership this is not only because I've had personal safety issues it is also because you should have record tumbler if sadly not empty of leftist here's why well because the fact is that we've been on break for a little while over the weekend I've been flying in all of that the annual subscription you know the pitch go do it we are the largest fastest growing hits over podcast and radio show in the nation in official historian and the CO author of impeachment in American history. I can't imagine why they hired him Michael Gerhardt a CNN legal analyst and the author of several books including the federal impeachment process impeachment stuff as well so just very very exciting stuff now the media pointing out that very few Republicans are appearing on television and Washington. Post Shane Harris now CNN at national security analyst who's been part of the post team breaking a big stories about the whistleblower complained everybody else's staffing up on the that would be it but in other breaking impeachment related news the the House has now allegedly subpoenaed White House budget office and Pentagon no gene in just one second I you have to go over the daily wire dot com and subscribe so right now let me just tell you I could use a refreshing swig from this the leftist yours documents now whether those are formed subpoenas is unclear so as Andy McCarthy has pointed out in the last couple of weeks the fact is that Democrats have been us a constitutional and historical analysis and a regular on CNN during the Clinton impeachment Ross Garber CNN legal analyst who represents four governors facing impeachment proceedings alrighty so CNN has hired four new contributors according to Brian stelter very exciting stuff who well Geoffrey angle a CNN weekly issuing requests to executive branch agencies for documents and then not issuing formal subpoenas a formal subpoena actually carries with it the threat of contempt a non formal subpoenaed answer is presumably nothing but this person will also probably demonstrate that they are a partisan democratic in fact it appears that probably a partisan Democrat on Monday didn't show up but we'll show up later lawmakers appeared to be in the final stages of arranging a highly secure interview with the anonymous was again I don't know why we're going to pretend that this warm let's say you're desperately in need of liquid replenish yourself they you can make this happen for yourself go check it out over daily Wire Dot Com right now ninety nine dollars year gets the weather at trump's decision to withhold security for Ukraine was tied to his efforts to pressure the government there to investigate his political rivals now in all likelihood by the way those documents are likely to Jay trump like I I don't think that's where this is going to senior American diplomat caught up in the scandal are scheduled to speak to investigators before the week is through a third who is scheduled to be deposed but don't worry soon it will replenish you can have your own leftist yours tumbler for ninety nine dollars a year and this experience for you it will make sure that if the room is too Asian to mount a defense of president trump part of that is because why would you so you can get beat up like Ron Johnson was by chuck todd like why exactly would you sign up for that they're giving away one thousand nine hundred lucky winners for free you could buy a Sig Glock and ar just text win to eighty seven to two and claim your free entries there's no catch carried that it's basically just them pretending that they've subpoenaed something and then they can complain that it's being obstructed even though usually you subpoenaed document and then there's negotiation that takes place over what exactly the it does that actually undermine the validity of the complaint not really I mean we'll have to find out what the facts actually have to say about all of this president trump said the Rudy Giuliani's general point which is okay well what if that general political opponent happens to have committed a crime that's a real question documents are that are to be turned over so the House has now expanded its sprawling impeachment inquiry they've issued subpoenas to the Defense Department and Oh mb for documents that could solve lingering mysteries corruption and Joe Biden's name was obviously part of the story here Glenn Beck actually did an entire show about the time line in Ukraine and it is kind of suspicious good reason for opening the model report they're serious suspicions about trump and Russia and just because the goods were not fully delivered does not mean that there is not accuracy to the she'd been sometimes a Broadway producer because he just his raid for his own shows would have just been spectacular Senator Rob Portman Republican of Ohio chastise President Trump said the doubt that the that the trump administration was sending notes to the Defense Department saying go get Joe Biden or the aid like I I really don't think that signed Dan from the beginning well now we're seeing the exact same logic applied in reverse with regards Ukraine Biden some people on the right including the president are saying listen I was interested in Ukrainian understand it's a fraud it's a scam it's a witch hunt are we keep fighting for the American people because that's all I do and then he calls his own actions very terrific which is president trump I god of concern about corruption the new subpoenas were issued by the Democrat controlled House Intelligence Committee and they follow similar demands for documents from the State Department and the White House made in recent days but those were not Zia just believes in helping protect responsible Americans gun ownership if you are responsible American you should learn to use a gun you know how to use a gun if you've got a gun in the opportunity to win could've thought that there was corruption I it's almost a mirror image of the Miller report so on the one hand what you see in Muller Portland is a dual narrative the narrative of the left is that there is big the whistle blower has any information what was in the complaint is now public and we know all of it and we have the transcript of the phone calls what is this person going to add the and communications related to the age deliberation over its delivery within the government and possible conversations with Ukrainian officials about it Democrats leading the the suspicions in the first place on the right people say no no no this thing was launched in bad faith who's obviously meant to go after trump it was broadened out for Manafort to include president trump the whole thing was Gotcha I mean when Biden got involved versus when his son was was made the a member of the chair a member of the board of burris might mean that that that time on impeachment inquiry suspect that obviously military aid was withheld in order to pressure Joe Biden Defense Department had been anticipating the subpoena last week the Pentagon general counsel directed Oh that the military aid was in fact tied to corruption concerns you really think I mean if the by the way if they come with the smoking gun here they come with the smoking gun I just have my serious the goal rival and the answer is we'll have to wait and see in both cases we're still awaiting the Inspector General Report on the origins of the trump Russia probe and we're going to have to see whether subpoenas whereas pointing out subpoenas come with legal consequences these do not they gave the agencies until October fifteenth to hand over notes memos and communications it should not raise the Biden issue on that call period it's not appropriate for a president to engage a foreign government an investigation of a political opponents now I tend to agree with that Oh with regard to corruption because Joe Biden did that they actually have to show that his intent was to get Biden and not to target corruption he says that shift is seeking to inhibit me in my ability to defend trump by criticizing him he says that they are attempting to deprive him of civil rights and engaging the conspiracy to remove the the Biden thing was caught up in a generalised corruption investigation by the administration or whether it was just a political attempt to target Biden that sort of papered over with the facade an inquiry is that it's actually a lot easier to prove cover up than it is to prove a crime they take Watergate for example there still

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NPR News: 08-20-2020 12PM ET

NPR News Now

04:39 min | 1 year ago

NPR News: 08-20-2020 12PM ET

"Live from NPR news I'm Lakshmi Singh President Trump's former campaign adviser. Steve Bannon has been arrested and charged with defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors as part of a fundraising campaign allegedly aimed at supporting trump's border wall. Here's NPR's Windsor Johnston. Prosecutors New York have charged Bannon and three others with defrauding. Thousands of donors through his, we build the wall fundraising campaign. The indictment accuses them of scheming to hide their misappropriation of funds by creating sham invoices and accounts to launder donations and to cover up their crimes prosecutor say they campaign raised more than twenty five, million dollars? NPR's Windsor. Johnston reporting reacting moments ago the president said he did not know anything about the alleged crowd funding scheme trump then said, he disapproved of it in thought the project was being done for quote showboating reasons a federal judge is allowing your prosecutors to get hold of the president's tax returns today US District Judge Victor Marrero rejected the trump legal teams request to block a subpoena that was issued to trump's accounting firm. The Twenty Twenty Democratic National Convention wraps up tonight with an official acceptance speech by presidential nominee Joe Biden here's NPR's Don Gonyea. It has been an unusual convention to say the least proceedings forced into the virtual space one pandemic made it impossible to stick with the original plan of a big gathering in Milwaukee over the past three days? Some speeches have been live some pre produced musicians performed in prerecorded segments, cameras, captured voters in every state and territory former vice president Joe Biden speech will be live tonight he'll be in Wilmington, Delaware without an audience present in the room, but it is also likely to be the biggest audience. He's had yet as he makes the case for his election and for the defeat of president trump don GONYEA NPR news German chancellor. Angela Merkel is joining French President Emmanuel macron today looking for a comedy you approach to covert nineteen. Here's NPR's eleanor beardsley macro and miracle want to come up with e you wide rules for slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Instead of the current Patchwork of prevention measures across the twenty-seven nations. Cove is rising in Germany and France, and there are fears when vacationers return and go back inside for work in school, the rate will spike the leaders of the largest economies will also discuss the blocks multi-billion-euro Cova recovery plan the election crisis in Belarus, Brexit, and Turkey's expansionist policies in the eastern Mediterranean Matt. Crawl accuses Turkish President Read Jeopardy. Up. Of, pushing a mix of nationalism and political. Islam. That's destabilizing. An incompatible with European interests. This is NPR. In Britain, a court has convicted and sentenced the brother of a suicide bomber who attacked people at an Arianna Grande concert in Manchester in two thousand Seventeen Husham Abedi got at least fifty, five years in prison. He says, he had nothing to do with the attack. But he was found guilty of murder attempted murder and conspiracy. In Russia when a President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics is now hospitalized in intensive care election of only fell ill after boarding a flight from Siberia to Moscow, we have more on this from NPR's Lucian. Kim. Alexia Volney was rushed to a hospital in Siberia where he was put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit his press secretary who's traveling with him says, he was poisoned most likely when he drank a cup of tea in the airport. Nevada the is the face of Russia's opposition. Thanks to a huge social media following anti corruption investigations and his nationwide presidential campaign two years ago. That was cut short by the Kremlin. Nevada has been attacked before three years ago. He was doused with a green disinfectant that damaged an I last year, he was hospitalized while doing jail time during street protests. The official diagnosis wasn't allergic reaction Lucian Kim NPR News Moscow. Hurricane genevieve may have weakened, but it's still unleashed hurricane force gusts and heavy rains on Mexico's Baja California peninsula. The national. Hurricane. Center saying genevieve had grown into a category four hurricane earlier this week but had downgraded to a cat one as it near the Los Cabos region high surf claimed at least two lives. This is NPR news.

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Wall Street Breakfast February 12: Powell On The Hill - Day 2

Wall Street Breakfast

07:58 min | 1 year ago

Wall Street Breakfast February 12: Powell On The Hill - Day 2

"Welcome to ski health as Wall Street breakfast. Your daily source of Market News Analysis. Subscribe to this podcast on Apple podcasts. Gulag casts certified and Stitcher. Good Morning. Today is Wednesday February twelfth. And I'm your host. Steve Brown Wall Street breakfast is brought to you. By seeking Alpha premium. Unlock the power. Oh seeking Alpha through our articles data and advanced tools try it out today at seeking dot com slash premium. Our top stories today Powell on on the Hill Day to Corona virus policy and crude climbs. Back over fifty dollars leading. Today's news fed chair. Jerome Powell is set to testify before Congress for a second day having used the first day of testimony today the. US economy is in a very good place performing will us. US equities mostly climbed on the latest views while Wall Street prepares for another solid session with Dow futures up one hundred points and the S&P five hundred and Nasdaq at record highs as the fomc believes that the current stance of monetary policy will support continued economic growth a strong labor market and inflation returning to the committee symmetric two present objective. He added as long as incoming information about the economy remains broadly consistent with this outlook. The current stance of monetary policy will likely remain appropriate in other news according to Powell the veterans also closely monitoring the deadly outbreak of the corona virus which has now been officially named Kobe nineteen while the outbreak could lead to disruptions in China that spill over to the rest of the global economy. He stopped short of saying the outbreak had changed the feds baseline outlook for the US economy or the expectation among money members of the FOMC. That rates will remain on. Hold this year more fedspeak today. PHILLY FED President Patrick Harker speaks before the economic economic forecast breakfast while San Francisco Fed president. Mary Daly participates in Acuna. Before the European Financial Forum crew climbed back over fifty dollars oil clawed its way above the key level overnight as Russia said it was studying an OPEC plus proposal to curb crude output by a further six hundred thousand barrels per. Hey Though Energy Minister Alexander. Novak didn't specify when the country would make a decision adding to the cinema the growth rate of new corona virus cases in China slowed to the lowest level since late January stoking hopes that fuel demand for the world's second largest oil consumer may begin to recover also get ready for the OPEC monthly oil report report later today and developments in Libya were experts are exploring oil revenue sharing options amid a political crisis. It's official U S District Judge. Victor Marrero approved the twenty six billion dollar merger between Sprint and T.. Mobile on Tuesday saying the deal is unlikely to stifle competition the US wireless wireless market Monroe rejected argument. From a consortium of state. agee's that dish would not enter the wireless services market as a viable competitor nor live up to its commitments to to build a national wireless network a spokesman for the California Public Utilities Commission. The last regulatory body to decide on the merger said its review of the deal is expected to conclude in July a growing number of companies are already conducting clinical trials of psychedelic treatments for everything from depression to PTSD and some have even recently received the blessing of the FDA. Mind medicine which is preparing a phase two clinical trial into the use of ibew gained treat. OPIOID addiction intends tends to list on. Toronto's indio exchanged by the first week of March via a reverse takeover undertaker MED. I think that the psychedelics industry could be much bigger than the cannabis industry because it's going to attract institutional capital and already is starting to co-founder Jr ron declared. It's also going to be a more concentrated concentrated space because the barriers to entry are much higher black rocks new exchange traded fund the I shares. Es G. E. EM leaders ETF L. D. EM has already attracted more than six hundred million dollars this week despite only starting trading on Friday. That's the best debut for any. US US ETF this year as investing in companies that care about environmental social and governance be ATS ES G picks up after years of sluggish growth. Although only a small part of the four point five trillion dollar US ETF market sustainable funds added more than eight billion in two thousand nineteen at assets. Recently top twenty twenty billion according to Bloomberg lift reported q four earnings after the bell on Tuesday that beat estimates on revenue and active writers but the company's he's net loss widened to three hundred fifty six million bringing its losses for the year to two point six billion. It also didn't give an update to its profitability. Timeline as uber did during its earnings report. Last week leading the stock to fall five percent after hours as investors grow increasingly suspicious of IPO's that are still racking up losses. His AIRBNB said it's long to three hundred twenty two million dollar loss for the first nine months of the year as cost Roche steeply the slide into the red could affect the lodging providers price tag as it aims to go public during twenty twenty another thirty nine people had tested positive for the corona virus on the cruise ship. Diamond Princess quarantined in Japan with one quarantine officer also infected bringing the total. To one hundred and seventy-five the quarantine officer have been following rules. That require the wearing a mask and gloves but not a whole protective suit. According to the k the British flag diamond princess is managed by Princess cruise lines. A unit of Carnival core who shares have stumbled seventy percents of our started spreading globally on January twenty. First Nissan has filed a civil lawsuit in Japan against against former chairman. Carlos Ghosn Suing for ten billion yen or ninety one million dollars in damages for alleged financial misconduct while he was leader of the automaker and alliance partner never know the amount of the claim may increase in the future depending on fines and penalties. That song will be obliged to pay. Regulators goes and was arrested in November twenty eighteen for understating his annual salary and misusing company funds and face trial in Japan until baking undramatic scape to Lebanon at the end of December during during a press briefing at the Oval Office. President trump took a moment to lift a custom signed entitled the Trillion Dollar Club that displayed the names. Microsoft Apple Google Amazon goes on for one hundred and forty four days. We set a record stock market that means 401K's it means jobs. He said while displaying the acronym the trump administration in this had a sometimes tense relationship with big tech and the recent comments came just hours after the FTC. And it will examine small under reported acquisitions by all four companies and and facebook as of six twenty. Am today US futures on crude oil or all set to open the green with gold slightly down on today's economic calendar. EIA Petroleum inventories are out at ten thirty A. M. Eastern Time Wall Street. 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Wawa had a data breach #048

GNC Week In Review

19:34 min | 1 year ago

Wawa had a data breach #048

"This Week Brom. GNC Week in Review Para by Geek new central Dot Com wa Wa had data breach apple is working on satellites plus no surprise. FACEBOOK was the most downloaded APP in the decade. Those are some of the tech news stories from this week and it Saturday December twenty first twenty nine team. My name is Kirk corless and episode forty eight of the GNC week in week in review. podcast part of the tech podcast network. ebbets tech it's here. Thank you so much for tuning in for this week's episode. If you are new listener and please be sure to subscribe to the podcast. We can find the right hand side mccollum that. GNC WEEKLY DOT com be an apple podcast. Google podcast your favorite podcast APP for Android Beta podcast APP for android or or on tune-in spotify such also this podcast on iheartradio for IOS android. If you have a comment suggestion say the high being on social media or email and all can be found that GNC weekly dot com forward slash. Connect Ron jump in with the tech news from this week and from Geek New Center DOT COM and attack news a little light this week. So let's jump in with the top story from this week from Geek. News Dot Com or staff writer. Jim Thorpe has reported that Wa wa revealed to its customers that a data security breach has impacted all there so locations in the post post post written by CEO. Chris guys INS who apologize to customers and reassured them that the customers will not be responsible for any fraudulent charges on her pain famer cards. He said quote based on our investigation to date. You understand that at different points in time after March fourth toy nineteen mel where began began again. Running on in-store payment processing systems at potentially all while allocations although the dates may vary and some while locations may not have been affected record. All this malware was president and most store systems by approximately April twenty second nineteen our information security team in the by the smell wear on December number ten twenty nineteen and by December twelfth. Nineteen they had blocked contain this malware. The data breach included credit card credit cards was in debit card. Numbers expiration dates cardholder names on payment cards. Use it used at potentially all Wa wa in store payment terminals and fuel dispensers at different the point in time after March nineteen and ended on December twelve twenty nine team busy guys and says that no other personal information was affected by the smell where where debit card debit debit card pin numbers credit card. CW Two numbers other pin numbers. Driver's license information used to verify by age. Age restricted purchases were not affected by the malware. According to Bloomberg's mark. Gherman apple has a quote secret team. Working on new satellite and wireless technologies. This group consists of about a dozen software and hardware engineers who specialize in aerospace satellite antenna. Anti design as well as a number of executives from those same fields in particular. The team is led by two Google executive executives who worked at a satellite observation started called sky box imaging before was acquired by the search giant in twenty fourteen for five hundred million dollars. Apparently the from the problem Mr Germans report. The apparent goal of the project is to find ways to stream data directly to apple devices if successful team could allow apple to lower its dependence on carriers additionally the company may use tech to link its device together without a traditional network as well as offer offer more robust location services. The team reportedly hopes to have something ready to deploy within five. Years is also is reporting that as with most of uh up most of most of apple's moonshot projects all these your caveats apply just because the companies working on something doesn't mean see lab day the initiative could quote according to Garmin Mr Garments. Give me the initiative. Could quote could be abandoned. Moreover a clear direction and news for satellites haven't been finalized as Bloomberg has also noted building as Bloomberg has noted building sat billing a satellite network is costly clean. Deborah a number of companies have tried and failed to do so in facebook Newsweek. According to data from APP Annie facebook was the most download the apple decade across the APP store and Google play in terms of data combined. IOS And android data only runs from January twenty twelve onwards the irs prior include Iowa's data only and the twenty one thousand nine portion runs from January to November overall. The most downloaded of the of the decade was facebook. In in fact facebook holds a top four spot thanks to facebook Facebook Messenger. What's HAPP and instagram on? The other side of basic news is what accompany told to senators. Y attracts user locations. Even when they're tracking services turned off the lawmakers now say facebook should give should should give users more control over data. FACEBOOK was responding to an inquiry from senator. Josh Holly Republican Missouri and Senator Chris Coons Democrat Democrat Democrat Al Delaware who ask facebook last month to quote respect users decisions to keep the locations private in a letter dated December twelfth. That was released Tuesday facebook. Explain how is able to estimate users. Locations used to target as even when they've chosen to reject location tracking through their smartphones Mart poems operating system. They spoke said that even when location talking turned off it can do a can-do users general locations from context clues clues like location. They tagging photos as well as their devices. Ip addresses while this data is not as precise facebook would collect with location tracking enabled. The company said it uses the information for several purposes including alerting users when their accounts have been accessed in an in an in neutral place waist and clamping down on the spread false information facebook and knowledge it also targets as target ads based on the limited location information sees when users turnoff limited trucking. They spoke doesn't allow users to turn off location-based ads. Although it does allow users to block facebook from the from collecting the precise location the company writes quote by necessity virtually all ads on facebook or target based on location though most commonly ads are targeted to people with a particular city or some larger region otherwise people in Washington. DC would receive ads for services or events in London and vice versa Senator coons sent a statement quote. I appreciate facebook attempt to inform appreciate facebook's attempts to inform users about the privacy choices however I am concerned that these efforts are insufficient and evening was leading in light of how facebook is actually treating data in the response are letter. facebook confirmed affirmed that there is no way for users to prevent facebook from using the location and ads. Based on that information even when location access has been turned off they claims that users are in control their own privacy but reality users aren't even given the option to stop facebook from collecting housing. The location information the American. Some people deserve to know how tech companies data and I will continue to find solutions to protect Americans sensitive information. You the the Epilepsy Foundation. This Week reported that it was the victim of horrendous attack aimed at causing followers suffer suffer from seizures. Be a traitor to be twitter. The charity says it's filed a criminal complaint is asking for the police investigation to find those responsible. The foundations twitter feed handle and Hashtag were used by the attackers. Excuse me to peddle gifts and videos containing storming affects. Those who have epilepsy epilepsy highlighting the time attack Elsa nickel the director of legal aspects. Leave for the epilepsy. Foundation says quote the fact that these attacks are carrying. The attacks came during National Epilepsy. Epilepsy Awareness Month only highlights reprehensible attack. She also online into comb nature of attack. The foundation says quote. It's it's it's fully cooperating with law enforcement and intends to utilize aw available avenues to ensure that those responsible or held fully accountable. CNN is points. We dish co-founder Charlie. Ergen is is better known for being a poker player as a witness called by T mobile in its trial to get its pending twenty six point five billion dollars sprint mercury proved. He laid his cards on a table. Aw dishes have become a new fourth wireless player acquiring the bested sprint assets. Should the acquisition get past fourteen state attorney general's suing to block the deal in testimony Tuesday Oregon publicly publicly detailed some of the company's plans for what happens if emerges proved and and dish acquired assets while he didn't reveal exact pricing organ. Set or get Mr Oregon told the court that has new wireless service. We price is lower than where the market places today adding that he's quote looking forward to competing with a new T.. Mobile that will be recreated dish plays a pillow of a pivotal role in T. Mobile's bid to complete its merger with sprint. Thanks to a deal broken. Apart by the Department of Justice dish will be able to run on. Full run fully on T. Mobile's network for three years. While builds its own Viji Network Oregon said he didn't negotiating from some access to T. Mobile's network but the government was able to get get him. Unlimited unlimited usage prompting the the this dish CEO held a Corp that the department justice people quote were better negotiators than we were. Dish says Oregon says dish will be able to go live with a wireless offering within three days of the T. mobile deal closing Face former excuse me under the agreement T.. Mobile cannot raise the price on dish. While Tisch Bill does his own network with regulators putting a quote quote putting a quote This is from. Excuse me I apologize this from Ted Elliott who's eighth former facebook general council who says under the agreement T.. Mobile cannot cannot raise the price on dish while dish dish buildup owned at work with regulators putting a monitor in place to make sure that the companies adhere to terms of the deal. As dish builds its networking worker can said the first city will go live. In twenty twenty as customers we migrated from table was network dish. Users will still be able to tap into T. mobile's nationwide network contrived places. That dishes network doesn't covered. Mr Ergen said the networks so connected that switching from services to T. mobile's won't crawl. It won't cause a dropped call as for the funds to build a network Oregon revealed that the company received quote highly competent a letter highly. He competent letters from Morgan Stanley. J. P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank that said they can each provide ten billion dollars to help fund the building of the new network as part of the DOJ brokered-agreement. This could also work on with another company or writer to offer his services. Excuse me as part of the deal with him as part of the deal with T.. Mobile dish will be able to acquire additional additional low band. Eight hundred megahertz spectrum from the sprint currently uses though it won't get that spectrum for three years when acid the company can be trusted to build a to build out a network bist Oregon cited potential fines and spectrum saying that quote it. Would it be financial suicide at the company failed to meet the guidelines dishes quote not suicidal. It was sidled in continued at testimony. Wednesday morning California deputy. AG Deputy Attorney General. Paula Blizzard Cross examined Oregon Front of Cross Cross examined or Miss Oregon further questioning. Whether dish. Can you count on to fill the promises given its history. Blue Blizzard brought up twenty thirteen. FCC released were then C. C.. Commissioner a jeep pie called dishes participation in an auction designed line to help Small Companies Gain Spectrum a mockery the dish the FCC claim gained over over three billion dollars in taxpayer funded discounts when buying the spectrum using two companies that had an quote eighty percent ownership stake in pie is now is now l.. Channel the FCC as since and has since approved the t mobile merger with sprint in August Pie called dishes plan five G. deployment quote to be in the public interest. US District Judge. Victor Marrero Questions Ergen on whether dish you'll be able to adequately compete with T. mobile given that will be relying on T. mobile global for service wall to wall it develops its own five G. Network. Mr Oregon said quote. They are not going to want. They are not going to want to get customers. Customers adding that this growth would not only stop T. mobile from gaining subscribers themselves but also prevent T. mobile from raising prices. He said T. Mobile. Oh quote we'll try to push dish business but added that if t mobile lowers the price own opera offerings dish would be able to go lower as well thanks to a price. DEFLATOR PFLEGER baked into companies agreement. The also says quote there is a former That protects US netflix average. Just over one just over one new original TV program or movie for every day. Twenty Nineteen Netflix released. Three hundred seventy one new TV shows and movies on this service and on the service in the US this year. According to data from variety insight this is an increase of fifty four point six percent of the two hundred forty shows and movies net flicks released in two thousand eighteen. This bigger is greater than a number of original series that the entire US TV industry released in two thousand five the last year Netflix man onto exceed the TV's industry total that includes broadcast networks. Cable networks in premium cable networks the genres including analysis aura documentaries animation alternative. TV shows for example unscripted comedy Drama News and talk the number which doesn't inclu content targeted for kids also includes all movies released on netflix including thirty which had limited. The article runs just over. One quarter of the three hundred hundred seventy-one are produced by net. flicks are out of its overseas markets. Buber will pay four point. Four million dollars to allege gender hurt discrimination gender discrimination victims striking's and strengthens its defenses across sexual harassment assist from government officials who announced announces on Wednesday the Selma addresses claims arising from probe opened by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in two thousand seventeen into Uber's workplace culture the EEOC found reasonable cause to believe quote Uber permitted a cultural the Uber permitted cultural of sexual harassment and retaliation against individuals who complain about such harassment Uber Voluntary voluntarily agreed to the SOLTA claims with independent independent monitoring over his workplace called and establishment of a victim's compensation fund uber cheap officer. Tony West said a statement quote. We've worked hard to ensure that employees can thrive at Uber by putting fairness and accountability at the heart of what we are what we do. I'm extremely pleased that we're able to work jointly with the EEOC and continuing to strengthen these efforts the company said established a new leadership team eliminated a mandatory arbitration requirement proclaims of sexual harassment and assault and were to instant institute. A new cultural culture got by mantra quote. We do the right thing. Period period and finally over on life hacker dot com the worst the worst password of twenty nine thousand nine hundred and I honestly believe people. People are using these passwords. So I will give you the the top ten and when you're generating creating a password they please. Oh please oh please do not be the they're not in. These numbers is a password because there's different numbers and characters outdoors. And what have you to put in as your password so please do not use these passwords. They are in a top top ten number one and again these are are actual passwords used in nineteen one two three four five six one two three four five six seven eight nine Quirky Password. One two three four five six seven one two three four five six seven eight one two three four five I love you. That's the number number eight number nine one one one one one one and finally once you three one two three and there is a there's about fifteen more and this in the show notes on life life hackers calm and I find this Roy again. Yeah I when I was doing my lineup for the stories this week when I saw this well unbelievable and that is the tech news of Brown this week. From for Saturday December twenty first two thousand nineteen. This episode can be found at thank you so so much for tuning in for this week's episode shown us from this episode can be found at GNC weekly Dot Com. Also be sure to check out the latest technique news and commentary from Geek Geek. News Center DOT COM and tune in Monday's and Thursday evenings at Geek News Dot com slash. Live for the Geek. News Center Dot Geek News Central podcast and then tune into GNC weaken review podcast. which normally publishes party evenings be it as low light so I wanted to get get this out to you on Saturday This alchemy found. It can be found at GNC. We collect com where he can be sure to subscribe on your podcast. Favorite podcast has asked for the latest episode. The comment never thought WanNa say hi to hear from you albeit social media or email G Mail facebook twitter are found at GNC weekly dot com forward slash. Connect if you want to find out what I am doing nowadays. Please give me a follow on twitter. I'm at Kirk. Cordless which is spelled K.. I R. K. C. O. R. L. E. S.. So be sure to follow. I'll be back next week. Friday for an episode of G and G._N._C.. Week in review podcast. Tilden so long.

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Tue. 02/11 - The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event

Techmeme Ride Home

20:51 min | 1 year ago

Tue. 02/11 - The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event

"Welcome to the tech main ride home for Tuesday February. Eleven twenty twenty. I'm Brian McCullough today all all of the headlines from the Big Samsung unpacked event. The T. mobile sprint. Merger is officially go. Mostly brainless the first Softbank Company to shut down entirely a serious lifeline. I sound cloud and has the CIA quietly been the real owner of the leading encryption company for decades. Here's what you missed today. In the world of tech back the Samsung unpacked event was today and unpacked. It was jam packed. Let's hit the big news. First Samsung's flagship smartphone lineup. This year is officially the Galaxy s twenty so indeed we're skipping everything from the Galaxy S.. Eleven through the Galaxy Lexi S.. Nineteen but you know if you were going to go to a year based naming scheme. This would probably be the year to do it. There are three versions of the the s twenty the galaxy s twenty the galaxy s twenty plus and the highest end the Galaxy S. Twenty ultra. I'll get to the specs and the differences in a second but first one important thing to note all three of the Galaxy s twenty devices. Get qualcomm snapdragon. Eight sixty five chipsets which means they all. We'll get five G. which means five G. is really officially at long last here and technically each of these phones officially has five G. appended to the names. But you know. Let's not do that. Okay specs the Galaxy s twenty six point two inch screen the Galaxy s twenty plus is a six point seven inch screen and the Galaxy S. Twenty ultra is a six point nine inch screen. They're available beginning March. Sixth the printers began February twenty first and the price ranges ranges from nine hundred and ninety nine dollars ninety nine cents to fifteen hundred ninety nine dollars and ninety nine cents. Take it away dealer at the verge quote if you're trying to make sense of the differences between the three phones. There's good news and bad news. The good news is that at a high level. All you need to know. Is that although they mostly share the same guts. There's a good better best cadence to them. The six point two inch s twenty lacks em wave five G. and has the lowest end camera array of the three the six point seven inch s twenty plus plus adds em wave and better cameras and finally the s twenty ultra is unabashedly huge at six point nine inches with a camera system. That's as big and complex as nearly any other you can find on a phone. After a couple years of other android phone makers nipping at Samsung's heels the s twenty lineup is the company's Statement for Twenty twenty that it can still make the best I android phones around though Samsung will tell you the name jumped from s ten s twenty because it represents a new foundation. What it really means is that Samsung is doing whatever it can to to make you? Pay attention to these phones. That's probably because once you absorb their impressive specs. These look feel an act exactly like the Samsung Galaxy phones. You're already familiar with build. Quality is excellent the screens are vibrant and massive and the glass on the back picks up fingerprints lake. It's a crime lab investigator. The new design Zayn elements are minor. The Hole Punch for the SELFIE. Camera has been reduced and move to the center. The camera bump has been extended into a rectangle to accommodate even more cameras and the Headphone Jack is gone making twenty twenty first year when every major flagship phone from Samsung won't have one and quote each display on the s twenties. Twenties is an Ole h plus with one hundred and twenty hertz refresh rate and yes the five G.. Capability is a big deal but the camera system is a big deal to who the s twenty plus an ultra get forty eight sixty four and one hundred and eight megapixel sensors though the default. When you're actually shooting will always always be for twelve megapixel shots quoting again? Samsung's contention is that it's able to use a combination of these sensors the chips that control them and its own software to make those high end megapixel sensors do things that other smartphones can't like zoom in up to one hundred times when taking a photo for the s twenty ultra. Samsung went all out and included a folded zoom lens which means that the whole on the back of the phone actually hits a prism that redirects light across the phone to the sensor. It's the same basic concept Wa Wa us in the thirty to achieve its zoom. Last year that gets the s twenty ultra two four x zoom. Then Samsung says it can do loss Luis hybrid optic zoom up to ten x through some combination of binning combining multiple pixels into one big pixel and censor Sir crapping after that it's digital zoom up to a hundred x using similar methods end quote now other dates on these phones. The S Twenty has a four thousand doesn't mash battery the plus a four thousand five hundred M H and the ultra five thousand mash battery might have actually missed the part on the claimed battery life life though. These are the first Samsung phones to record eight K.. Video Samsung really wants you to know about that whole folded lend system which bounces light through Amir. So it doesn't have to have as protruding a camera bump while getting all that zoom still though the camera modules on the back are John. Norma's like Kinda looks like a fourth of the overall back real real estate. The phones come a range of colors that will be a special Olympics version. The new ability to share files between galaxy phones. That was rumored is here. And then on of course to the foldable phone. The Galaxies Z.. Flip yes it is Samsung's first foldable phone to feature a glass screen which Samsung promises will be more durable capable of being unfolded two hundred thousand times. The lead is six point seven inches inches. It has an exceptionally wide twenty two by nine aspect ratio but it folds up to be the size of a wallet. Samsung said I was unable to find the exact dimensions. Right now. Samsung eight fifty five plus processor eight gigabytes of Ram and two hundred and fifty six gigabytes of internal storage. It has a thirty eighty three hundred. Mash battery do cameras of the twelve. megapixel sensor variety one of those an ultra wide Lens. There's a one inch display on the outside. When you felt it up that mostly mostly shows the time and notifications but it is an amyloid display so it can also be used as a viewfinder when taking selfies and yes Samsung? Wanted it to tell you a lot about how it made this happen with its hinge. The hinge can hold itself open at any angle Samsung calls this flex MoD when inflex mode mode there is automatic screen and adjustment. So you could say have a youtube video playing at the top and comments scrolling on the bottom. The hinges designed to be more durable with they sort of Sicilia fiber system in there to keep dust and other stuff from getting in and screwing things up but very important this Z.. Flip is not what five G. which really. Once I realized that I mean does that kind of hobble. This phone maybe make it dead on arrival if this is the year of five G.. Still really really not an underpowered. Phone by any means and decent price at least in the foldable universe. Quoting nine to five Google where the galaxy fault cost. Nineteen hundred and eighty dollars has the galaxy Z.. Flip starts at thirteen hundred and eighty dollars. It's still quite the investment but much easier pill to swallow plus the Z.. Flip is available at all major carriers in the US and there will be deals to help with that cost the Z.. Flip is available on February fourteenth and quote what else live captioning thing is coming to the s twenty S. I believe these are the first non pixel phones to get that. Also Google's duo. Automatic calling system comes to these phones also so the first non pixels I believe to get those bixby. Integration is coming to net flicks on these phones so you can just talk out loud and ask for the show you WanNa Watch watch. Samsung also unveiled the galaxy. Buds plus ear buds. Apparently they have forty percent larger speakers but no noise this cancellation interestingly. Apparently there are now. Two different microphones to improve call quality. which was a complaint that a lot of people had in the previous generation? They also have wireless charging so you can use the back of a compatible galaxy phone to charge them eleven hours of battery time twenty two hours with the case. That's a pretty huge boost to battery. Every life they will cost one hundred forty nine dollars and will launch February fourteenth. And I think that's everything I'll pick up anything. I missed tomorrow so I think it's officially official the T. mobile sprint sprint. Merger is a done deal mostly after A. US judge has ruled in the company's favor in the twenty six billion dollar deal and against the state attorneys general who who had brought a lawsuit to block the deal coding CNBC in his decision filed. Tuesday judge Victor Marrero wrote quote the resulting stalemate leaves the court court lacking sufficiently impartial and objective ground on which to rely in basing a sound forecast of the likely competitive effects of a merger and quote the judge laid out three three points on which the court rejected the state's objection to the merger. I he said they failed to convince the court that the majority party would pursue anticompetitive behaviour that soon after the merger are directly or indirectly will yield higher prices or lower quality for wireless telecommunications services. End Quote second the court rejected. That sprint would be able to continue operating effectively as a wireless services competitor without the merger quote the court is the substantially persuaded that sprint does not have a sustainable long-term competitive strategy and will in fact cease to be a truly national mobile network operator the ruling said and finally the court rejected the state's argument that dish network quote would not enter the wireless services market as a viable competitor nor live up to its commitments. To build a national wireless network and quote the deal called for dish to step in as a new wireless player player based on agreements with the DOJ FCC and quote so again kind of official. The stocks of both companies are soaring in an indication that they think it's official though worth noting that the California Public Utilities Commission still has to approve the transaction. 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Hires find the right person for your business today with Lincoln jobs. You can pay what you want and you get the first fifty dollars off. Just visit Lincoln Dot com slash ride again. That's Lincoln Dot com slash ride to get fifty dollars off your first job post terms and conditions apply and we do officially have our first Softbank backed company to enter the deadpool direct to consumer retailer branchless plans to shut down laying off seventy people or ninety percent of its staff. The remaining ten employees will finish any outstanding customer orders and evaluate offers to buy the company's Anthony's assets quoting protocol while many software companies have been facing layoffs and trimming costs. brainless is the first shutter its business operations entirely a Softbank Vision. Fund representative confirmed a protocol. The Japanese conglomerate declined to comment further in early January. Suffolk back zoom laid off half its staff shutting down. Its pizza delivery operations and announced it was refocusing around sustainable packaging. Other troubled Softbank companies are reworking their business models as well like carly Sir Fair which announced it was no longer going to rent cars weekly to Uber Drivers citing the high insurance costs brainless had been one of Softbank highest profile companies launched in in two thousand seventeen. The online retailer had a big ambition to sell better for you. A central products at lower than name-brand prices going toe to toe against Amazon and Walmart but the economics were tricky from the start. Everything it sold was three dollars a fact that reportedly flabbergasted and intrigue Softbank Founder Masayoshi Sewn a year after its launch Softbank pledged a two hundred and forty million dollar investment in the company at evaluation of over five hundred million dollars a high bar for a year old company in total the company raised around two hundred ninety million from investors including red point any a JV and slow ventures according to pitchbook and quote apparently Softbank Softbank structured. It's deal so that it would deliver the cash in stages so it's highly likely that full two hundred and forty million dollars never actually delivered. branchless was reportedly reportedly losing tons of money do high shipping costs and the rumors have been swirling all weekend that the Vision Fund to is having trouble raising money and once it closes will likely be way below the targeted one. Hundred Billion Dollars. Lifeline for soundcloud which has been a company that has seemed to be floundering Sirius. XM has invested seventy five million dollars in soundcloud cloud in exchange for a minority stake and two seats on the soundcloud board of directors worth noting that last year Sirius Xm purchased music streaming service. Pandora enduro quoting the Hollywood reporter. The minority investment follows a successful advertising sales relationship between soundcloud and Pandora that started last year under the relationship. Advertisers and brands can purchase sound clouds. US Ad Inventory directly through Pandora and use the company's direct sales capabilities targeting data and audio programmatic platform together soundcloud and Pandora's combined US audience offering reaches more than one hundred million unique listeners. Creating the largest digital audio advertising marketplace place Sirius. Xm said on Tuesday soundcloud which offers a free and free nine dollars and ninety nine cents a month service for listeners as well as various service. Here's for creators. That cost between six and sixteen dollars per month said it's at all time highs for engagement creators heard subscribers and revenue in two thousand nineteen. The company mentioned it for the first time reach a two hundred million dollar forward revenue run rate in the fourth quarter. The improvements came after soundcloud in two thousand seventeen face an uncertain future before securing a one hundred and sixty nine point five million dollar round of funding from the likes of Rain Group and Singapore based Investment Company. Temasek along with a new executive team name and quote according to Nielsen streaming now makes up fully nineteen percent of overall. US US TV watching hours with Netflix. Comprising thirty one percent of streaming on. TV's followed by Youtube at twenty one percent Hulu at twelve percent percent and Amazon at eight percent. Quoting seen it everything else. A kitchen sink grouping that included free ad supported options such as to be as well as this brand new subscription services such as Disney plus represented a twenty eight percent chunk viewership almost as big as net flicks itself the ballooning number of services has raised the specter actor of subscription fatigue like many studies. Nielsen found that the vast majority of people subscribe to one two three paid streaming services but as options expand and we aren't showing signs of pulling back ninety three percent say they'll either increase or keep their existing streaming subscriptions when adding a new paid service. More people said they'd simply add on a new one at an additional cost thirty eight percent rather than swapping out one. They already have twenty seven percent and thirteen percent say they would sample sample new content by borrowing logging credentials from someone they know when people do cancel a paid service the majority forty two percent. Say they quit because they felt they weren't using it enough enough to make the cost worthwhile. People who sign up for just one piece of programming are in the minority with sixteen percent saying they cancelled a service after viewing the only piece of content. Though another twenty percent say they cancel because they've watched everything they were interested in and quote note. That Nielsen found. You had six hundred hundred and forty six thousand one hundred and fifty two unique titles to choose from last year across the traditional linear TV and all the streaming services that was up ten percent from the previous year about nine percent of those six hundred thousand odd titles were exclusive to one subscription service or another finally today. This one is a bit of a while. Sources have told The Washington Post that the CIA has has for years secretly. been the owner of the leading supplier of encryption systems worldwide and could easily read both allies and adversaries communications for decades a source quoted in the story as calling this the intelligence coup of the decade quote the company Crypto. Ag Got. Its first I break with a contract to build code making machines for US troops during World War Two flush with cash it became a dominant maker of encryption devices for decades navigating waves of technology from mechanical gears electronic circuits and finally silicon chips and software. These Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than one hundred twenty countries. Well into to the twenty first century its clients included Iran military hunters in Latin America nuclear rivals India and Pakistan and even the Vatican but what none of its customers smurfs ever knew. was that crypto. Ag was secretly owned by the CIA in a highly classified partnership with West German intelligence. These spy agency's rigged the company's devices. So they could easily break the codes that countries used to send encrypted messages and quote now the program did have its limits as the Soviet Union and China were never customers words of Crypto ag but for example thanks to the program which was originally internally code named Thesaurus and later Rubicon during the nineteen seventy nine Iranian hostage crisis for example the CIA and NSA could monitor the communications of the Iranian. Mullah's Britain could track Argentina's Tina's military during the Falklands war. And this is how intelligence agencies knew that Libya was behind the nine hundred eighty six bombing a Berlin disco quoting again from nineteen seventy on the CIA and its Code Breaking Sibling. The National Security Agency controlled nearly every aspect of cryptos operations presiding siding with their German partners over hiring decisions designing its technology sabotaging its algorithms and directing its sales targets then the US and West German inspires sat back and listened and quipped. That's it's offer today since I've got a rush to get this out. Follow me on twitter at Brian M._C._C.. Tell your friends about the podcast talk to you tomorrow.

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Day 1,310: Trump ups attacks on Biden & Harris as Senate grills Post Office boss

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

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Day 1,310: Trump ups attacks on Biden & Harris as Senate grills Post Office boss

"And good evening. Once again day thirteen, hundred, eight of the trump administration seventy four days. Now until our presidential election, it is another number that is making news at this hour on a Friday night tonight a new projection from the folks at the University of Washington says nearly three, hundred, ten, thousand Americans will be dead by December first right now, the death toll is over one, hundred, seventy six. Thousand with over five point, six million known infections in our country today Donald Trump had little to say about the virus or its toll but he did go hard after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris after all Biden's widely praised acceptance speech was a takedown of trump's leadership and so twenty four hours later trump was in front of a conservative group with a rebuttal and a dystopia envision of Democratic victory. Over the last week, the Democrats held the darkest and angriest and his convention in American history. They spent four straight days attack in America as racist and a horrible country that must be redeemed. Joe Biden Grimly declared a season of American darkness. And yet look at what we've accomplished until the play came in I'm the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy madness and chaos if we don't wait until gun. Okay it's all gone. We have to win the election I'm the one you know there's a theory that if you don't have it by the end of the year. Crazy Nancy Pelosi would become president you know that I. Don't know that think of that. Just a fact check here on trump's allegation about Nancy Pelosi, because remember it was our last president who taught constitutional law and not this one. The speaker would only become president if Congress when it counts the electoral votes on January, the sixth can't figure out who's president in that event the election would go to the house with each state voting only if that step yields no result would a POLISI presidency come into play it is a scare tactic though for the trump base as are his false charges about fraud and mail in voting. I don't like this male invalid you GonNa send out fifty, one, million mail in ballots to people who haven't requested them and nobody knows who's getting. We're not prepared for this fifty one million ballots. It will be a tremendous embarrassment to our country. They also think I'm trying to steal an election just the opposite I want the fair results of an election. To the president's appointed Postmaster General Lewis did joy big trump donor who records show has given over one point two million to the trump victory fund and millions more to the Party organizations and candidates. He's only been on the job since mid June no prior postal experience he has put into place a series of controversial chances including the removal of key. Sorting machines in what sure looks like an effort to hinder mail in voting the changes have already slowed our mail delivery. There was no other expected outcome and last week there were reports. Several states were warned about mail-in ballots for the November election, how they could be delayed or disqualified. Joy was questioned about all of that today at a virtual Senate here. Did. You discuss those changes or are there potential impact on the November election with the president or anyone at the White House and remind you you're under oath? I have never spoken to the president about the postal service that end to graduate night accepted the position prior to implementing the changes. Did you discuss these changes or their impact on the election with any trump campaign officials? Such as you have your whether, you're not gonNA mandates states send out any Alex using either the more expensive first class mail, and will you continue the processes and procedures to allow. Election mailed to move as expeditiously as possible and treated like first class. Yes Sir We will deploy processes and procedures that advance any election mail in some cases ahead of First Class Mail or will you be bringing back any mail sorting machines that have been removed sensu become postmaster general? Any of those comeback is no intention to do that. Then not needed. Sir We're being told that you're limiting over time and this could possibly add toback logs. Are you are you limiting overtime? We'd never eliminated overtime. Tale significantly as I understand. It has not been contained by me or leadership team. No matter what you heard right there as for that last response about overtime, NBC News has obtained an internal post service documents showing joys policy changes prohibit extra or late trips and mandate that mail carriers return on time. One other thing we learned joy told the Senate he supports voting by mail and like his boss, the president it happens to be how he votes on Monday. He'll get to answer more questions before a virtual. House. Committee hearing next week. Of course, Republicans were hold their own nominating convention. It all begins in Charlotte North. Carolina on Monday trump will be in the state politico's reporting he's expected to stop by the actual. Convention site where the roll call vote will be held while much is still unknown about this event including the official title we have learned that trump will likely speak on more than one of the four nights of the convention meanwhile, The Washington Post Reporting, Democrats are planning to counter program throughout the week with a series of events by calling attention to the contrast between trump and biden even as his quest for a second term becomes official there are trump's legal troubles after all today, his lawyers filed an emergency motion with an appeals court stopped the release of his tax returns, which, of course had been cleared for release to the Manhattan Da. Trump's former senior adviser and close jump Steve. Bannon also vowing to fight federal prosecutors in the southern district of New, York. Bannon's been charged with fraud and money laundering in connection with a crowd funding effort to build trump's border wall bannon has pleaded not guilty today he called the prosecution politically driven. I am not going to back down this supply hit job. Everybody knows I love fight and I was called Honey Badger, for many years honey badger doesn't give so. I'm in this for the long haul. I'm in this for the fight, but I'm gonNA continue to fight. This was to stop and intimidate people that want to talk about the wall. And a late development and a story we have been following steadily NBC. News reporting the late word that former CIA director John Brennan was indeed interviewed today at. Langley. Say A headquarters for eight hours by US Attorney John Durham who's reviewing the investigation into those ties between Russia and trump's twenty sixteen presidential campaign. Brennan's former Deputy Chief of staff says, Brennan was told he is not a subject door target of any criminal investigation, but only a witness to events. Now earlier this month sources told NBC News that Brennan Interview Could Signal that Durham is nearing the end of his inquiry. It's a lot and with us to talk about three returning veterans on a Friday night Phil Rucker Pulitzer Prize winning. White House Bureau chief for The Washington Post, who is the CO author along with his very stable colleague Carol Lennick of the bestseller very stateful genius Giancarl, she, White House correspondent over at ABC News we get to talk to him because he too is an author. The must read front row at. The trump show and Melissa Murray she is an Nyu law professor clerked for Judge Sonia Sotomayor while on the US Court of appeals good evening, and welcome to you all fill. I'd like to begin with you and your beat. What was the real west wing reaction to the four night democratic show to the final speech by Joe Biden and give us has much of a preview as you can of the RNC convention. Yes O'Brien publicly. The president's advisors and aides are staying at the Democrats, put on dimension of doom and gloom. To use the phrase that that we hear out of the trump White House they believed it was too negative of tone and message from the Democrats, but privately varies acknowledgement among the president's advisors that es behind in this race that Joe Biden. Clearly has momentum and has the advantage at the moment and the Democratic convention was pretty well executed from a technological standpoint from an innovation standpoint from a message discipline standpoint. All things that matter in politics and so looking ahead, the Republicans want to try to project a sense of optimism and give voters a feeling that four more years of president trump will will help us get out of this endemic and rebuild. The economy after the recession, this year but there are a lot of big x convention including as some of the cultural warriors who are going to be speaking at may have very controversial and divisive messages. They're also the some ethics questions that are being raised about the way the president is going to be conducting this convention. He will be giving his acceptance speech Thursday night from the White House itself that is federal property, of course, and there are also concerns about so much of the activity happening in close proximity to his own hotel, the trump hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. Giancarl can we just assume that after four nights of the Republican convention they're simply going to insist that the democratic. Ticket is Hunter Biden UNAI Osa. sensually Delic Brian this is going to be dark Particularly, I, believe the president's acceptance speech. This is going to make american-carnage look like morning in America, and we've we've seen these telegraphed this in Scranton yesterday, he actually compared himself to a wall. He said, we are a wall between the American dream and the complete and total destruction of the greatest country on earth. He said today they are coming for you they're coming after you. This is going to be a very dark vision and I think Phil raises a great point I mean we've. All been under the assumption that you can't do over politics on on federal property and certainly not at White House and he will the president will deliver his acceptance speech right there on the White House right there at the south. Lawn. Presumably White House officials White House aides people on the government payroll doing the work of preparing and executing that very critical day of the Republican convention on Federal. Property on the on the federal dime. because. A piece of legislation called the Hatch Act. At least used to matter, hey, professor it's not like all other news stopped happening while our attention was focused on the Democratic convention and specifically, I'd like you to weigh in and let our viewers know the state of play on the president's tax returns. We'll send far I'm it seems that the president has suffered another blow on that case yesterday judge, Victor? Marrero. In the southern district of new. York said that the subpoenas could go forward at the president hadn't been able to prove that they were over broad. He tried to get those stayed Victor Marrero denied that stay now he's proceeded to file for a stay with the second circuit the second circuit did not. Accept that emergency request for a stay but ditz oral arguments on this day for September first that will happen and the real question is what happens after that whether those subpoenas will be made available to Masar ours as ours will produce those documents either way the American public doesn't get to see them. These are grand documents that will be released her grand jury and all of those remain sequestered from public view. GIANCARL has the president found out the hard way and in public that somewhere north of ninety percent of US happen to love the post office and a good number of especially men and women who served our country depend on it to stay alive. But he he absolutely did you saw it in the way he talked about this. At first, it was the threats that he was going to withhold funding from the post office. By the way, he reaffirmed that threat today saying he would veto the Democratic Bill to provide twenty five billion dollars in additional funding, but the talk seemed to be. Anti Post Office. Decrying this idea voting by mail, which he is still doing. But what you saw happen as the story of blossomed people saw their their male slowing down is that people rely on the post office all Americans rely on the post office but especially Americans in rural areas I can tell you as somebody who spent time growing up in. South Dakota. In those places, you need your mail, your mail is your lifeline. Those are in many cases, listener, trump voters this these are rural areas. This is this extends. This is not a simply targeting democratic cities he was. Appeared to be targeting institution held dear by by Americans all across the country including many of his supporters and by the end of the week, he was saying save the post office. Professor back over to you the speaking of news that happened this week that didn't get its proper attention. This Republican approved join report from the Senate Intel Committee, in which thousand or so pages we learn. The. Intel Committee made criminal referrals on President, son Dj TJ on jared on Bannon and two others and professor. It remains I think the largest undercover story of the week. It's definitely one that's managed to stay under the radar for over a year. This letter was sent over to the depart to the US attorney in the DC circuit back in August of twenty nineteen it doesn't necessarily say that jared or Donald. Trump junior were engaged in any conduct that would be illegal but it does note that there were discrepancies between their testimony before the Senate Chamber and the this money of Richard Gate so that's something. That is worth noting the most damning conclusions from that letter were about Steve Bannon some other trump associates where they were accused, of miss providing, misleading statements to the Senate Chamber, and that of course could be referred on to criminal investigations but we don't really know what happened. There hasn't been any discussion. The US attorney for the DC district hasn't said anything nor has the Department of Justice in that by itself might be worth thinking about as well. So Rucker back over to you, the headline is so numbing tonight at or about three hundred, thousand projected deaths by December I just in time for our country to head into the holiday season Joe Biden told John's network today that he would be willing to indeed shut down the country again, if that was the advice of science of according to your reporting has there been any attempt at re figuring the official position of this administration on this virus and it's slow march from CDC other than their current policy statement something like it is what it is. Not Exactly Brian there is there has been a slow recognition. This summer that the virus is not going away, which of course is what president trump has repeatedly projected. It's also by the way what vice-president pence declared a Net Wall Street Journal editorial a couple of months ago they now acknowledge that that these numbers are bad that they are growing that. We're going to have this Irish with us. For some time, but there is not any sort of a new national strategy for how to confront it and how to get rid of it. In fact, testing remains a problem in some places. People are way are taking days sometimes as long as a week or longer to get the results of their tests which render those results relatively mood fair. They're trying to control community spreads and there's very inconsistent. Rules around the country when it comes to precautions like wearing a mask or social distancing or what to do about restaurants in any of the other member of a public gathering places where this virus has been spreading, and so we have a patchwork solution out in the states we have from the president somebody WHO's trying to demonstrate command of the virus and focus on the public relations aspects of it without really forcefully confronting the virus in a way that scientists public health officials believe is necessary in order for the United States to control these numbered. Giancarl, you get the last word before we lose you before you return to the friend link compact. A ABC News so is what we're looking at during this campaign as masks have been and blue politicized. Are we going to see rallies politicized meeting? It's the trump campaign that will allow and promote gatherings of humans. I think that's what you're going to see next week I mean the the president we don't know much frankly because they're still cobbling it together. They weren't planning anything remotely like a Virtual Convention Intel dawned on them that they wouldn't be able to do the big convention in Jacksonville Florida but but I, think it every one of these a every one of these nights there will be an audience of some. Kind, we saw the president before an audience today in. Virginia, by the way, almost none of the people wearing masks there we saw him out in Scranton yesterday a same drill. He knows he can't get those big arenas because the state simply won't allow them, but he will be doing a events with people and try to make that contrast to draw with with Joe Biden, who will not be doing that. Great. Thanks to our big three. After the week, we've had on this Friday night to fill rucker to giancarl to Professor Melissa Murray. Thank you coming up for US DONALD TRUMP says a by the presidency would mean mayhem in our streets but our next guest calls trump's leadership. Disaster Boston Mayor Marty Walsh shoes managing a big city in a pandemic is here to tell us why he believes Joe Biden could manage our big country in pan-demic and later as the Democrats exit stage left some unconventional wisdom from Presidential Historian and author Michael Beschloss all part of the eleventh hour just getting underway on an exhaustion fueled Friday night. Hi I'm truck Rosenberg this season on my podcast, the oath I spoke with ten remarkable public servants, men and women who sacrificed for the common good who do things that are hard like former national security. Council official Yona Hill, we can have a serious discussion about where we want the relationship with Russia to go but we have to stop using Russia as part about. Domestic Politics Civil Rights Activists Maya Wiley when police officers are not protected when they tell the truth that creates a culture of silence that makes NAM accessories and flight fifteen, forty, nine pilot Captain Sully Sullen ver to know that we had been in the cockpit of that airliner over Manhattan at the lowest altitude when we'd lost thrust on both engines with so few auctions. It was just Stanishev catch up on season three of you with all ten episodes now, available search for youth wherever you are listening right now to subscribe and here all ten episodes for free. Hey everyone. It's Chris as you know these days I find it helpful to just take a step back from the day to day onslaught of news and take a broader look at the issues. I haven't had time to cover my TV show all in everything from the legacy of racism in America to how community and creativity can flourish amidst a pandemic to how Democrats could win in deep. Red America. I do it each week on my podcast wise is happening and I'm joined by uniquely qualified guests like Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Nicole Hannah Jones progress does not mean justice or equality. Or that we are right after four hundred years of black people being in this country type marking incremental progress in patting ourselves on the back for that has been long over author Rebecca, solnit. How do we take care of each other in the context of not being able to physically be with each other in ordinary ways crooked media's Jon favreau. It's going to be the highest turnout election in history, which means that it is a persuasion game and many others who helped me make sense of what's happening in our society and our world. I really enjoy our conversations I help people will. Join me for new episodes. Every Tuesday. Just search for why is happening wherever you're listening right now and subscribe I would be prepared to do it. Every takes to save lives because we cannot get the country moving until we control the virus that is the fundamental flaw of this administration's thinking to begin with. So if the sizes say shut it down I would shut it down I would listen to the scientists. Biden's approach to the corona virus is in stark contrast to the president trump has been pushing for reopening all science seemingly aside and pressuring schools to reopen as well as you know just today, the city of Boston announced all public schools will start the school year remotely and here with US Tonight Mayor That City Marty? Walsh. Mayor Talk About your decision as we've been saying night in and night out going back to school is the most intensely personal decision for parents for the educators because of everyone in your network everyone, you go home to your level of risk and they're so tell us what factored into your decision hadn't honestly what the reactions. I, the I'm going to do in phases here in Boston and it's an all Ogden. So parents choose not disindicators not comfortable. They don't have to. We're going to start on September twenty first remote and we're GONNA be. Gearing up I think it's October. First, it'll be a special special needs. Kids with special needs and then after that I think it's October. Fifth will be K, zero, K one K two, and every two weeks afterwards. But were basing all of this on science, and it's going to tell us where the scientists moment where testing rate is right now in Boston testing rate is two point eight percent. Test Positive for coronavirus if we get to four percent will not be opening school. For openness school in a row in a hybrid model, we get the four percent will be closing back down. So with a hopeful I mean I think the best education kids get in in in in schools, elementary schools and high schools is in person, but we are putting our kids I will putting the safety of them and their teachers and the staff are. So a hope is to get to a hybrid model But again, we're going to base it on how viruses, what the rates in the city of Boston with emergency room rates are as we've done everything here in the city. One point and a question first off not enough has been said during this pandemic in lockdown about the special burden. On a special needs, parents during this time. So I'm happy to to hear about that and publicize it number two though you heard Joe Biden said, he would shut down again if that was the the advice if that was the science that sounds an awful lot like the makings of a potential national plan what price do you pay as mayor of a big New England city for the absence of a national plan on this for everything kind of being ad libbed Pay Price. Right now in the city, we went to our surge back in. May June and in from July and August Saturday level off. We're averaging like I said over seven day period anywhere from one point nine to two point eight percent. We're a college town in Boston we have you know dozens of colleges in right now quite honestly, we're concerned about all of these students coming from the states that the numbers are just going through the roof states that shut down for a short period of time states mandating masks states that debt really didn't take the virus seriously I think as a country if we shutdown university across the country, the beginning of this virus would be a lot better shape as the United States of America. In terms of the coronavirus but now we have hot spots all over the country is not under control in from the very beginning of this. The trump white, house has been a failure I'm not providing the now providing ventilators. We we all watch the story of New York City in New York state on the beginning of this. There has been no national pain from the very beginning. There's still no national plan and it's great to hear the Joe Biden's talking about that in. The country down even bosses lower I would support him because it's about containing in eliminating the virus. I have to ask you what are you hearing about your? From your constituents about mail service in Boston. Concern in the city of Boston as I don't get the number today. But as of last week, we've received with sent out seventy five thousand valid applications to folks we've returned their returned get given back sixty ballots sixty thousand shooting sixty, thousand ballots received about six thousand ballots back in the mail. So there was major concern last week when the postal service reversed. Risk. What they did wrong now is little more comfort here but people our very skeptical of the male and we have a primary election on September first in Massachusetts and then we have the general election in. November to send that type of. Fear, across America is really a bad thing. I mean I think that a lot of people wanNA vote by mail they don't want to go in person virus is going to be very much front and center and having hundreds of millions of people going out to vote is a problem meaning hundreds of millions. Over one, hundred, million America's vote in the presidential election it's concerning. Time for all good bus donations to get to the Cape few hours left in this Friday Night Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston mass. Thank you very much for making time for us. Tonight we greatly appreciate it coming up for us to claim Mike Pence makes when confronted with something he said about the corona virus quote that hasn't aged well more on that when we come back. You said, the panic is overblown. You said that on June sixteenth how was the concern overblown? Well John. What was At. That time as you will remember, we were seeing cases declining and most of our scientists believed that we were we were well on our way toward lowering cases, but sometime around Memorial Day things changed. You may remember one Mike Pence told, Geraldo Rivera the pandemic would largely be behind us by Memorial Day. For that matter, you may faintly remember Memorial Day. You may also remember back on June sixteenth Mike Pence insisted all available evidence to the contrary that the US was winning the fight against the invisible enemy. Nearly sixty thousand souls have died just in time since he said that. And this week's outbreaks have forced some big colleges like university North Carolina, and Notre Dame to change classroom learning plans again. In fact right there and Mike. Pence's home state at the student run newspaper Notre. Dame. An editorial with the headline don't make us right obituaries joining US tonight for a status report doctor, Irwin redlener pediatrics physician senior research scholar at Columbia University's Earth Institute. Also, the founding director of Colombia's National Center for Disaster Preparedness With an expertise in pandemics. Dr Simple question to start you off where do we stand as a nation and where does this virus stand as of tonight? Yes. So we remain serious. Brian. We still have the highest number of cases and proportionately the highest number of deaths of any country in the world. This is nowhere near over for us, and now we're about to open schools and I'm really kind of very concerned about where this is all going to go and I think the experience that you just cited about what's happening in the universities is a good warning for us that this is not going to go necessarily well or easily in terms of controlling the spread of this virus. Once we put fifty five to fifty, six, million children back in school and in one form or another. So we have a lot to watch out for Bryan. And is there something we're doing wrong on college campuses? Can it be done better or are we just bumping up against human nature trying to separate humans and keep their distance kind of? Bumps up against what college is all about You know. That's a really good point to. These we're talking about eighteen to twenty, two year olds who order to go to school thinking they're pretty immoral and really craving and I can. Remember. Being that age craving, the social context and the interactions. It is an extremely difficult ask of college students to remain separate into follow the basic public-health rules as the grandfather of a twenty year old. They don't how state I know firsthand. He went back last week and I'm I'm really worried about him but but I think the point you're making is extremely well taken. Are we asking too much of America's college and University Students Have there been moments. I was looking at the Biden event last night. The Democratic ticket came out the back door of the event center in Wilmington to this parking. Lot of looked like a drive in movie on an August night cars people on their hoods but they had come as a unit they were all watching fireworks watching the proceedings on a big screen. It was an instance of the public figuring out public health because we have not been able to look to our government at all times. Do you Do you congratulate those work arounds that have worked or do you look at everything and think go slow? We can't guarantee any of these events before a vaccine. Brian and I think going slow as is the key direction here going slow but going some sort of coordinated consistent manner with good national leadership and by the way. Biden. Made that remark that On Day One, he's going to change everything about the way we fight covert and I usually that's just kind of a political rhetoric and whatever. But in this case, I, actually think on day one, the Biden Harris team is going to change everything about how we've approached this. This covert threat and we'll see national leadership. We'll see honesty it's going to be shocked to America but we're going to see truth telling we're GONNA see scientists dependent upon not derided. By the federal leadership and we're GONNA see a team that's going to take this very seriously and I'm looking forward to that. But in the meantime, we do have to look for these signs of hope and. I don't want be doctor doom here I do think that we have to go slowly we have to watch very carefully when we start putting our children back in schools but I think we've got a taste of serious grownup politics and policy-making over this last week with the Democratic convention. Doctor. Redlener our thanks as always especially for staying up late with us on a Friday night after I. Keep saying after the week we've all had a greatly appreciate coming up after the week we've all had and right when we need a presidential historian, Michael beschloss happens to be standing by to talk with us after this break. Hi, everyone. It's joy Reid I'm so excited to tell you about my new MSNBC show the readout every weeknight I'm talking with the biggest news makers about the most pressing issues of our time like Joe Biden the words president matter and so as President United States the first thing I'm GonNa do is stand up and talk sense and be honest with the American people level with them Atlanta Mayor Keisha land's bottom we need as many voices as we can have as. Possible sounding the alarm encouraging people to wear masks and to take all precautions and to follow the science and the data Senator Kamala. Harris. We. Send folks into war wearing camouflage. So what is going on here when you said camouflage uniformed officers into a city and many more, you can listen to the readout as a podcast by searching for the readout that's R. E. D. O. U. T. One word wherever you're listening right now and subscribing for free. Thanks for listening. This is our moment. This is our mission. History be able to say. That, the end of this chapter of American doctors begin here tonight. As love and hope and light joined in the battle for the soul of the nation. And this is a battle we will win and we'll do it together. I promise you. We're going to talk to a man now who takes the long view of history and also assesses it right then and there on the fly and indeed our next guest called last night's remarks by Joe. Biden. Quote easily the best and most affecting speech Biden has ever delivered back with us again tonight, our friend Michael Beschloss author presidential historian as many must read works include his latest presidents of war Michael Trump today call this the darkest convention in History duty bound to remind everyone watching the theme of his inaugural address was American carnage and his goto thematic line on the stump. These days is they're coming for you. So how do we process that? Yeah, well, like being called ugly by a Frog I guess. This was only dark because the Democrats were saying that this country is in a very difficult situation. When Brian can you think of it convention, I've been trying to where there was so much talk about the possible destruction of democracy if the president wins a second term that was the theme of what both Obama's said, it was a little of the theme of what Joe Biden said last night you have to go back. To Eighteen sixty when speakers at all the We're talking about the fact that there might be a civil war that made in the United States or nineteen, thousand, nine, hundred, forty when people on the convention floor of the Democrats in Chicago. We're talking about the fact that we were facing a world possibly dominated by Adolf, Hitler and the Imperial Japanese. What could we do here is that kind of apocalyptic talk and if it was dark this week that was the reason and the reason was the world that Donald Trump has in a way created. And with that vote coming up the president has tried his best to diminish a mail in voting. Remind the folks watching. The roots deep roots in our history that the post office has the deep affection that American generations have had for the post office. This is not a partisan issue. No it's not and it's a big part of American Lore, who was the first postmaster general of the United States Benjamin Franklin Seventeen seventy five Abraham Lincoln was the postmaster of new Salem. Illinois I'm sure you've been there and seen his restored post office you can walk him. Now if you go to visit. Nine thousand nine hundred sixty the first fully automated post office in the United. States Providence Rhode Island the founders had an almost reverent and sentimental view of what the post office could do for this country so much so that they put it in the constitution they said that our government is responsible to provide post offices and post roads they knew that that was the only way to pull the states of a very diverse nation together. Let's talk about what was lost in what was gained not having the usual convention crowd and you and I have talked about this before instead it was kind of a laptop friendly et convention Joe Biden for one was able to modulate his speaking style between something just shy of a shout and just north of a whisper and have a very intimate conversation. No one needs to remind you that the average acceptance speech even at the worst live convention, there's that by rote need to applaud at the end of virtually every sentence. This was not that. No it wasn't and I was SORTA bracing myself not to like this convention because I thought compared to the conventions of the past, which we all love a lot of things about them. This would be sort of orwell meets Broadway play. The best man that this would be something we'd never seen before and actually the artistry of the people who put this invention together and appeared in it made this not only something that was a worthy substitute but. The certain way better I love the roll call of the states to be able to not just here. Some guy saying you over here is the vote of the sunshine state but instead go to Wyoming and say the parents of Matthew Shepard the young man who was beaten and killed for the beauty of new. Mexico is showed America and all of its beauty and its richness, and the other thing is that I think the obamas addresses were extremely powerful. Extremely, moving, give you an enormous sense of what is take of this fall Joe Biden. I'm not sure that those addresses would have been so powerful if they had been just as you were saying Brian in a big hole with balloons coming down and applause and people blasting trumpets. Michael in our closing seconds, we saw a striking image today a casket coming out of the North Portico of the White House after services for the president's brother. When was the last time we saw such an image. Pretty Rare. We saw for instance Abraham Lincoln Son Willie as you know died when he was president and presidents do have a lot of leeway over how they use the mansion. So. This was a sad occasion today does have some precedents and others in American history Michael Beschloss our thanks as always. We hope you enjoy a good weekend. Thank you for staying up with US tonight coming up for us the news come so fast now, it's hard not to turn away when the next thing comes along. But tonight, we must turn back and update you on something that shocked the world when it happened. While we have been focused on politics this past week, let us please not forget that Lebanon is dealing with dueling emergencies. The government has imposed a two week lockdown to contain a surge of corona virus, and of course, the city of Beirut now has hundreds of thousands of newly homeless people following that gigantic explosion there earlier this month and eight troubling percentage of these struggling recent survivors are children. So we get an update on the situation there tonight from NBC. News, Foreign Correspondent Matt Bradley. Shockwaves nearly three weeks since the explosion that destroyed Lebanon's capital. Nights. six-year-old Celeste absorb it's as if the blast happening now. Over and over again in her mind. The Room I screamed I was calling grandma grandma. She's terrified of loud noises. But that shippers from nightmares and speaks constantly of death. Scared from the sound and sometimes I can't get to the bathroom in time she says. The be blasts killed one, hundred, seventy, seven people and injured thousands more among the casualties the delicate minds of they routes children. How long will the children be living with these psychological scars? That if they're not if they're not addressed. Then starts can. Even before the blasts Lebanese children were suffering along with their parents I a devastating financial crisis then covid nineteen and finally. One of the largest non nuclear explosions ever recorded eighty thousand homes destroyed three hundred, thousand people left homeless including one, hundred, thousand children. Some injured others orphaned most scarred. Haggen his twin sister Rita both six years old every afternoon for the first week, they would wait for another explosion. Explosion hasn't left my ears since a hag would it did to our house? It's still in my is. This is not normal for a child witness such things you know in terms of. What they saw what they heard. Relief Agencies Caritas. Are Rushing to reach these children and offer guidance to parents. Finding space is another struggle one, hundred twenty schools were either damaged or destroyed with so much desperation aid agencies worry parents. Education we. Last. Alongside the economic crisis will had before would not eat. Again, a decrease in enrollment. In education because then it's basically a dire future jeopardized. Leaving a mark on children's minds long after the city is rebuilt. Matt Bradley NBC. News. What a devastating situation they're coming up for US something to watch over the weekend something. The Republicans. Will be forced to watch during their convention next week when we continue. Last thing before we go on the Friday night, something to watch over the weekend something to put on your calendar for the start of next week in addition of course, to the beginning of the Republican National Convention we are looking at the possibility of a I in our history. The first time since they started keeping records that to named hurricanes will be churning side by side at the same time in the Gulf of Mexico. Their names are Laura and Marco. They're not there yet but they're getting their meteorologist assure US they won't merge but there's a bigger chance. They could spread out the misery and dance alongside each other or steer. Each Other and we have to pray that the Gulf cannot support to big storms. There's also a chance that competing for food in effect heat and tropical air would lessen one storm or the other or both. It's still a long way off but it's still possible. We don't need to say this to the folks there. But as we mark the fifteenth anniversary of Katrina and as nerves remain raw and Houston where hurricanes are concerned the Gulf states gave the office a long time ago, and in the worst case scenario, one of these is headed to Texas. The other two Louisiana during a pandemic that has hit both of those states hard. Still it's early at, but we ask that you spare a thought for the folks in the Gulf between now and when we next see you on Monday night for now, that is our broadcast for this evening, and for this week, please try to have a good and safe weekend on behalf of all my colleagues here at the networks of NBC News Good Night.

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Trump handed another defeat in tax returns case

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

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Trump handed another defeat in tax returns case

"Now, it's time for the last word where Allie fell she is in for Lawrence Donald Tonight good evening alley. That it is going to be fascinating coverage, it'll be the definition of putting lipstick on a pig i. think something you said a few moments ago it's really interesting though. Word yet from the United States president on the the suspected poisoning, a major opposition leader major critic in Russia. We've heard from everybody else in the world on this thing nothing. Officially from the US government, we will continue to follow that story Rachel Canoe around for a couple of days we'll see Monday you have a great weekend. Seven years ago our own Chris Hayes road much of movement conservatism is a con and the base are the marks that observation was certainly true at the time. But now it's far more important because the CON is not just most of conservatism anymore with trump at the top, it's the entire movement. This week former White House strategist Steve Bannon became latest trump associate to be taken into custody when the Chinese owned on which he was sunbathing was boarded by US Postal Service agents bannon was accused of defrauding people who gave tens of millions of dollars to a private fund, which existed bannon claimed to finance construction of the border wall federal prosecutors said that the. Real purpose of that fund called we build the wall was to cover the luxury lifestyle of Bannon and the other defendants. Now, the bidding on how you count and in honor of conservatives, we shall count conservatively tonight, Steve Bannon is now the seventh former close trump advisor to be arrested face charges plead guilty or be convicted of a crime since Donald Trump took office. The Seventh As The New York Times Michelle Goldberg writes quote the truth is that we built we build the wall is what trump is private enterprise looks like a Gaudy scam that monetize his grievance and a scam that speaks to a much larger problem with the GOP and its base conservative operates operatives like Steve Bannon have always seemed to view the rights rank and file with contempt as little more than a collection of. Fools to be taken advantage of conman see their marks MSNBC Steve bannon spelt differently and no relation notes quote many prominent Republican Voices, Newt Gingrich Mike. Huckabee at all have created lucrative mailing lists used for highly dubious purposes. Similarly, the rise of the tea party in the Obama era led to the creation of scam packs that targeted conservative donors but existed mostly to pad the pockets of the consultants who ran them. It's not about their beliefs it's about their bottom line. Now, while previous Republican administrations had their share of those who were trying to personally profit and those willing to break the law to serve the political interests of the president. The trump administration is unique. Look at another example just from this week. It was revealed that the Senate Intelligence Committee made criminal referrals of Donald Trump junior jared Kushner Steve Bannon Eric Prints and Sam Clovis to federal prosecutors in two thousand nineteen passing along their suspicions that these trump linked officials may have misled the committee during their testimonies. The large number of people in direct contact with this president often for years who are revealed to be out and out fraudsters or possible criminals just keeps growing. As former Bush official Paul Rosenzweig writes this level of criminality surrounding president is unparalleled. Yesterday about the Criminal Syndicate of sort that hangs around him. Respectfully. It's not Steve Bannon. It's Roger Stone. It's Michael. Flynn. It's Rick Gates Paul Manafort Michael Cohen what's it say about your judgment that these are the kind of people really light. All these people get into trump's inner circle. Trump has no idea none at all. I should note that we cut off the sound by because the president then went onto a ally actually a lot of lies about the Obama Administration there's no need to amplify those lines but trump has made an effort to brand himself as the president of law and order. The people surrounded himself with look at him. Robert Muller detailed nearly a dozen potential instances of obstruction of justice by trump during the Russia investigation trump paid two million dollars in fines and closed his family foundation after admitting that it had used donations to bake campaign and business expenses some personal expenses to. The prosecutors in that case in the new? York, Attorney General's Office are still investigating trump's banking tax conduct federal prosecutors. In New York the ones who bring charges against the that are bringing charges against Steve. Bannon are also looking at alleged fraud trump's inaugural committee, and then there is the Manhattan district attorney, which is investigating trump's tax records. In fact, just breaking tonight, a federal appeals court has refused to give trump immediate relief to stop his accounting records are being turned over to New York state grand jury, instead scheduling arguments for September first over weather, the subpoena of trump's records should be paused. Now that filing followed an earlier ruling by US District Judge Victor Marrero who denied trump's request to put his decision dismissing the lawsuit on hold to allow the president's legal team time to appeal. Trump's associates are littoral con men, grafters, and base criminals. Trump himself is using the power of the presidency to block details about his own alleged criminal conduct from coming to light. The length, the breadth, and the depth of this con- is all consuming and that is what separates the trump world con- from all. The other conservative con jobs came before this cotton has has consumed the Republican Party the GOP has been taken over by the trump con. Republicans don't stand up to trump they don't stop him. They don't excommunicate him there. Silence is a tacit acceptance of his Khan and the cons of his associates tacit acceptance that their base conservatives can be duped again and again and again. Party officials have had years to stop it and they've barely tried the Republican party is now becoming one big con no longer representing conservative ideals or values, but representing and defending one conman and the cons around him. Michelle Goldberg writes the societal the social philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote that in America every mass movement ends up as a racket, a cult or a corporation. TRUMPISM reverse this the racket came first. Leading off our discussion tonight is Neil Caccia former acting solicitor general and an MSNBC legal contributor. Neil. Good to see you. Thank you for being with us. This is this just becomes hard to process after a while the degree and the depth of stuff, and then you have to read it on a whole new thing that we build the wall the. Not even not even complicated high level highly sophisticated con stuff. They opened a a page a crowdfunding page took money said they were gonNA spend it on the wall. Didn't quite happen that way. Absolutely I listen to you. I was so glad you started the show this way about two things conman in criminals because you know Chris Hayes was exactly right when he wrote that about what the Republican Party had become some years ago really Akon and what the bannon episode shows is really that at its height I, mean what Bannon has done here is not a bug. It's a feature of the Modern Republican Party. It's her whole strategy to pretend this is for you. We're doing this for the American people were building this wall right in meanwhile secretly. Their pockets. And Hillary Clinton might have used the word deplorable but it's these folks are really treating the American people as deplorables and so that's on the convent side and on the lawlessness side absolutely Ali it was so glad you. You quoted Paula's why who's a very strong Republican lawyer. There's a culture of criminality around trump in his inner circle and it's not just you know Steve Bannon, who was the president's chief strategist was Paul Manafort who's in jail? WHO's been jailed? Who is the President's campaign manager? It was right Rick Rick. Gates deputy campaign manager. It was Roger Stone has closed trump's closest political confidant that was Michael. Cohen his personal lawyer. Purse Oh. Michael Flynn the president's national security adviser. It's like who around the president hasn't been indicted at this point. Right. As you say it's it's not a bug. It's a feature in the beginning when these things would happen trump tried to throw them under the bus I don't really know them I'm not really close but now that we're on the seventh or eighth depending on how you count it and you just you just enumerated them, you just name them all. There is no space between the president and all of these people. They exactly and I'm not sure. I've made them all I think there are others and indeed this week we really learned in you just starting to convert to this at the top of your show you know the New York prosecutors both federal and state have been investigating Donald trump personally because trump went and evidently tried to deduct his hundred thirty thousand dollars in payments to foreign star stormy Daniels as a business expense, and so New York prostate federal prosecutors were investigating that as the state ones were the federal prosecution after bill bar mysteriously disappeared but the state did. Not and the president had been subpoenaed and the Supreme Court said Mr President it looks like he'd got turn that information over and just yesterday a federal judge in. New York said, yes, Mr President you gotTa turn that information over and the president is trying through these desperate appeals today to try and stop that. But this is the rule of law starting itself. It's a genius of our founders. It's the state prosecutor's coming and saying not so fast you don't get to stymie us this time we want the information and we're GONNA get a court order to do. Neil. Let me ask you about what happens next because time is short before the next election in the next election may solve this issue or it may not. But Lawrence was talking. Joe Biden in majoring a last word townhall in which viewer asked Joe Biden as president how he would handle this let's listen to the exchange. From Edward in Ohio and this is for Vice President Biden. Serve if you were to win the election, would you be willing to commit to not po in President Ford and giving trump a pardon under the pretense of healing the nation in other words are you willing to commit to the American ideal that no one is above the law? Absolutely. Yes. I commit. He he's talking about not pulling a president four. He wants a commitment that that. That Joe Biden is going to pursue continue to pursue. And his associates and his family and his businesses and he's foundation. What does that look like to you? Well I think. Vice President Biden is absolutely right to say nobody should be above the law and he's also right to not commit in advance to some prosecutorial or non prosecutorial strategy I mean the whole fault of trump is that he uses the Justice Department has his personal army to go after his enemies and to benefit his friends, doling out pardons and commutations, and the like in that sense that is you know anyone to the justice. Department. That is the last thing you do. So when trump said, lock her up and all that stuff in two thousand sixteen was. Reprehensible I'm so glad to see vice. President. Biden. Who understands the traditions of our Justice Department understand the American tradition of the rule of law not trying to pull those stunts and yeah you can probably get some votes that way but I think people like Biden understand the presidency is not worth that we don't cheat that way. We don't like diminish our great institutions by trend tarnished them by saying we're going to use this to go after our political enemies i. mean that's what Russia does, and that's why I suspect Donald Trump writes love letters to Putin. came out this week wrote a lot wetter basically saying I. SO respect you Mr Putin and stuff like that. You know that's not the way an American president should be. I, mentioned in the Intro to this more reporting out of the Senate Intelligence Committee to read you some of this, the intelligence committee one person said reserved its harshest allegations for the president's former chief strategist, Steven K bannon former campaign co Chair, Sam Clovis, and private security contractor Eric Prints saying it had reason to believe all three had lied to congressional investigators a potential felony that's reporting from the Washington Post So I just I'm trying to put this whole net together of a corruption lawlessness, Griff tres conman, and liars. It all sort of together at some point. Yes and I. Think there you buried the lead of that Senate report because I was a report by the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee and it said that Donald trump new in discussed those stolen democratic emails in the twentieth. Sixteen points he knew that that had been discussed with the Russians and they rejected this committee rejected the idea whether trump said, as he said to prosecutors, I didn't remember my conversations with Roger Stone they said no despite trump's recollection. Committee assesses that trump did in fact, speak with stone about wikileaks and with members of his campaign about stones access to wikileaks. So it is a direct repudiation by Senate Republican Intelligence Committee about trump's own story when it comes to the Russians, the bottom line is every time. It's about Russia and trump thorough loves their allies with stone relies with trump their lies with lynn person after person, and finally I think we're starting to get to the bottom of it. That Senate report by the way nine hundred and sixty six pages long Steve Bannon in typical form after being arrested came out and made a statement. Let's listen to it. Look what I said yesterday this Vasko is a total political hit job that time exquisitely not going to back down this a political hit job everybody knows I love a fight this was to stop and intimidate people that want to talk about the wall. This is stop and intimidate people that have president trump's back on building the wall. Neil Koch as lawyers not much of a defense. I didn't hear a defense and I think if I'm Steve Bannon, it'd be particularly worried because three other defendants were indicted in the first thing federal prosecutors do go and try and get those to flip on the bigger fish here, which is Steve Bannon and I suspect they will flip for someone will, and then the question is will ban empl in who will ban and flip on his former boss. Neil good to see. It was always thank you was complicated blocked to get through with a lot of moving parts, and we appreciate you helping us make it clearer Neil Koch, l. a former acting United States social solicitor general coming up. If you're feeling hopeful that the systems working after that discussion don't at least not yet because none other than former president Barack Obama's warning that democracy itself is on the ballot in this election and it's your responsibility to fix it. We'll talk about that next. Hi I'm Chuck Rosenberg this season on my podcast the oath I spoke with ten remarkable public servants, men and women who sacrificed for the common good. Who Do things are hard like former national security? Council official Yona Hill. We can have a serious discussion about where we want the relationship with Russia to go but we have to stop using Russia as part of our. 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You can make people submit, but it's very difficult to make them think differently, there's bound to be a large percentage of this million or so people who they determine to be irredeemable and I'm worried about what happens you know the German concentration camps it was something like four or five years before the majority of. The population in them was Jewish and it was eight or nine years before they were connected to a program of mass killing. So the reason I, bring that up is that goals can change especially when you're looking at such a massive system that has no appeal system, no regulation, no oversight, and we've already seen that the rest of the world's reaction to this has been rather slow. This week on wise is happening search for wisest happening wherever you listening right now and subscribe. We opened the show tonight talking about how checks and balances are however slowly and imperfectly still working. What happens if Donald Trump is reelected in seventy five days in the bill bar run Justice Department in our federal courts in the Supreme Court. IF DONALD TRUMP GETS four more years of his nominees confirmed. In our elections where Russia has interfered once with impunity and is interfering again, right now, that is what is at stake as laid out by many of the speakers at the Democratic National Convention including a stark warning that has never ever been uttered by a former president against an incumbent president. Let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is Donald. Trump hasn't grown into the job. Because he can't. And the consequences of that failure are severe. If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it trump also asking you to believe in your own ability. To embrace your own responsibility as citizens. To make sure that the basic tenants of our democracy and door. Because that's what's at stake right now. Our democracy. Joining us now is Ben Rhodes. He's a former deputy national security advisor to President Obama he's an MSNBC political analyst and Ben There was a there are a lot of people speaking in the last few days who made a part of that point that that Barack Obama made and that is The can't actually stop you. You can actually vote they can make it difficult that can make you despondent. They can cast doubt upon the whole thing. But what they can't actually do is stop you from voting they can they can make it hard but they can't do it. Yeah, that's right Allie and look goal. The Republican, Strategy that Donald Trump strategy is to prevent people from voting is to engage in the systematic voter suppression tactics that they've used for years to try to make it harder for people of Color to vote people in poor communities vote, and now we have this unprecedent assault on the postal service part of what I think the Obamas do their best when they're speaking is they tell. You the truth about what's happening and I think everybody can sense on some level that this is a fundamentally undemocratic president seeking to change the nature of our democracy but they always try to leave you with the sense of agency that you have our the cannot be taken away from you and frankly no matter what cynicism or apathy that trump is trying to engender in people don't listen to it and get out there and vote. How how successful do you think the effort was to convey people to people the importance of their agency their ability to make the decision their ability to overcome any obstacles put in their way to vote. Well I think that if you look at the convention, you know having worked on several democratic conventions. The entire convention is supposed to tell a story about in this case, what is the problem with the person who's currently in the office one of the stakes election and why should you choose our candidates in this case Joe Biden and I think the campaign in the convention was incredibly successful laying out in stark terms of stakes but in a way. People already know what the stakes are because they're living through it with Kovic and and I think what Michelle bonded. So well with your line, it is what it is. She didn't have to go through the litany of trump's scandals or the ten things people been outraged over the course of last week. People know intuitively this guy's not up to it and they're living that reality right now and she just laid it out and said, look it is what it is. You know and then you aren't just partisan Democrats thinks a lot of maybe even trump voters who know on some this guy's not up to the job. But then that extra step is convincing people in any don't succumb to the apathy don't succumb to the. Fear that you have to do this. You have to figure out a way to vote in their different ways of doing it and now I don't think it closed the deal because what has to happen is he fought to get out and register people to vote evolved to communicate your vote for here's how you vote by mail. Here's your pulling side. A lot of work has to be done I. think if everybody I think. Looks at this impartially now, when suggest that if there's a free and fair election, Joe Biden but win but the objective. Of the Democratic Party, which is an unusual one in American history is to ensure this is a free and fair election, and that's going to involve a lot of voter education between now and election day. Provident number prominent Republicans spoke at the convention. Let's just play a little of that. Joe Biden. Is a man for our times times. It called for all of us to take off our partisan hats and put our nation I for ourselves, and of course, for children trump has no clue how to run a business let alone economy. Joe Biden on the other hand has a plan that will strengthen our economy for working people and small business owners for me choices simple I'm with Joe Joe Biden, the White House you will never doubt that he will stand with our friends and stand up to our adversaries. Then what kind of impact do you think that has on on Centrists on Republicans on Conservatives. On people who are. Affected me a lot disaffected with Donald trump at aren't in love with Joe Biden. Well look I, think first of all, you're trying to reach that narrow sites at voters who might still be on the fence still be persuadable i. think generally the alley something else was happening because at every convention near the Republicans, tried out a Democrat, the Democrats start at a Republican to make this a message I think what those those voices said it and the scale of the number of Republicans who in some way Were part of this convention either endorsements or beaches was meant to convey. This is an emergency and you know what? Probably after the election, WE'RE GONNA go back disagreeing about a lot of things about the size of government or the nature of economic of farm policy. But I, think what the convention conveyed with all those speakers and what they said is that this isn't normal in again you out there Americans you know this is. An and we can't afford to take the risk of four more years of this and I think that the collective weight of those speakers delivered that message well. Ben, good to see my friend thank you for joining me Ben. Rhodes is a former deputy national security advisor to President Obama coming up how confident should you feel that? Your Postal Service is prepared to handle the predicted record number of votes cast by mail. This year listening today said hearing with trump's big donor turn postmaster general, and maybe not too much that's next. The postal, service is fully capable committed to delivering the nation's election male securely, and on time we are very comfortable that we will achieve this mission. Well. If only, it were that easy to have confidence in Donald, trump's big donor who has become postmaster general Louis Joy his appearance before the Republican led Senate Helm Land Gus Committee today was meant to give Louis Joy a friendlier forum before the fierce grilling that he's to get before House Democrats in the Oversight Committee on Monday to joy could not provide a detailed plan for how he would ensure that every mail in ballot would arrive in time to be counted. Also today joy acknowledge that is operational changes are causing disruptions in delivery but claimed that they. Were motivated solely by cutting costs to joy also admitted that he had not considered the impact of delayed prescriptions or paychecks on veterans, seniors or working families. Imagine that the guy who runs the post office just didn't think about it while joy additional changes to mail service earlier this week did he refused to reverse the changes that have already been made including replacing mailboxes that have been removed or reassembling mail processing machines ranking Democrat on the committee Senator Gary Peters prestigious on whether he was suspending other measures that postal workers have complained have slowed delivery including limiting overtime. Are you suspending your policy eliminating extra trips? Yes or no? No I first of all the policy was not to eliminate extra chips. It was the mitigate extra trips. Are you limiting overtime or is that being suspended right now and people will work overtime if necessary to move the male efficiently every single night. we'd never eliminated. That's Our Tale significantly as I understand. It has not been tailed by me or leadership team. Okay. So there might be a little splitting hairs going on their internal postal documents obtained by NBC. News shows how his policy changes effectively have limited overtime. The document circulated beginning in July stresses that late or extra trips are no longer authorized or accepted black and white carriers must begin leave and return on time and quote no additional transportation will be authorized to dispatch mail and quote black and white there it is while. The joy testified this morning six states in the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the postmaster general and the postal service alleging that the cutbacks and restructuring efforts were unlawful and designed to impede efforts to conduct free and fair elections as access reported joining us now is David Day and he's the executive editor of the American prospect Dave. Thank you for a big weather. There are a lot of things going on here. Not. The least of which is that Republicans have been demonizing the postal service for years on the basis that it's got a failed business model and you have written. So clearly about the fact that it's not meant to do what Fedex does or what ups does in the same way that prisons are not a state prisons are not supposed to be profitable as for profit prisons they do different things and some people don't believe that prisons are public schools are ospital should even be in the profit making business, but the post office wasn't designed to be a competitor to those agencies. It predates them it has a different and more important mandate. Has a universal service mandate in fact, to to deliver six days a week to every now box in the United States no matter where it is, and so you need some redundancy in that system in order to ensure that you can get that mail to its intended target every day save for Sunday. So when you get rid of every sorting machine, but one in the state of New Hampshire as a senator hasn't talked about today if there's only one machine left for sorting and it breaks down, then you have a real problem and maybe that maybe they did breakdown. It did in fact breakdown. That's right. So I mean maybe that makes sense in a business management Kinda send slight your lean and mean, and you're doing just in time logistics but when it's the mail. You have you have a different mandate and you have to honor that. But as you understand from covering businesses. Businesses often replace human labour with cheaper mechanical labor. For some reason, we're even taking out the mechanical Labor here. We're taking out sorting machines or not really clear machine sorts thirty-five thousand pieces of mail in a short period of time if you're trying to save money, why would you? Why would you dismantle the machine? Well, that's absolutely right and the machine already paid. So I don't I don't even really understand what what the money saving worship that is to consolidate I guess because they're making money on selling the parts for scrap or something. Look if you can't perform your job function because you can't get enough overtime then you lack staff and that's just the bottom line. So you know by by taking manpower out of the agency, it caused a demonstrably. Obvious deleterious effect. If you look at Senator Peters put out a chart and it showed that in the middle of July. On time delivery dropped precipitously and You know the joy was trying to blame this on a on the pandemic but you know we started the pandemic in March It was only in July when you see this dip that that's being shown right there. So at the this excuse that this is about Kobe nineteen doesn't doesn't add us. One of the questions here. Joy was sort of trying to paint a picture of a guy who didn't. It. Didn't really know wasn't really sure. It didn't think it would have this kind of effect I. Guess The more important question is whether or not he was appointed to this position for this purpose. To be disruptive of the Postal Service and whether or not that discussion was had with either trump or Mnuchin Gary Peters asked him about that today let's listen to that exchange. Did you discuss those changes or or their potential impact on the November election with the president or anyone at the White House and remind you you're under oath. I have never spoken to the president about the postal service that into congratulating night accepted the position. The juice big or discuss any of these changes with Secretary Mnuchin. During the During the discussion negotiating. The note I told them I, have a I'm working on a plan but I never discussed the changes that I made to set up working on a plan. What's your sense of motivation here? It's a little less than believable that. That the joy. Didn't really think through the implications of some of the things he was doing. Other. Very long pause when he was asked about the nation and. We had testimony yesterday with Congressional Progressive Caucus with David Williams. WHO's the former vice chair of the Postal Service Board of governors in he testified that Mnuchin was very interested in who would be the next postmaster General Barry Interested in operational changes to how the postal service runs. This is one agency trying to tell another agency in the federal government what to do, and so I I thought the joins US didn't pass the laugh test there and you know. If you know that you're bringing in someone who has a business management logistics style you know that's going to be disruptive and you also know that it's one hundred days before the election when he got in little over one hundred and you know at seventy five days now and you see the effects I think that it's very likely that Mnuchin played a role here. On behalf of the administration. And we need to get to the bottom of that. I suspect House Democrats will ask a the joy about that, and you know yesterday during ten Ted Lieu at, for example, Testa. Katie Porter Democrat, said, she hopes that the joy comes prepared because she certainly going to David good to see you. Thank you, David. Dan is the author of the new book monopolized life in the age of corporate power. Thank you for joining US coming up at this week's democratic. Convention. America got to meet some of the party's brightest stars including Mayor Robert. Garcia who's leading city through the pandemic while dealing with unimaginable loss in his own family mayor. Garcia is going to join us with a very personal message to Donald Trump didn't have to be this way. Give light and the people will find a way that quote from civil rights icon. Ella Bakers how Joe Biden began his speech last night accepting the Democratic nomination for president a fitting reflection of where we are as a country president trump who has joe Biden puts it has cloaked America in darkness. A deadly darkness because Donald Trump has failed repeatedly to save lives to all of scientific advice and to put the well being of Americans before his ego. And Tonight one hundred seventy, six, thousand, two, hundred, and fifty seven people have died in the United States to corona virus with more than five point, six, million confirmed cases and one, thousand, one, hundred and eighteen deaths reported today. Tonight hundreds of people marching in New, York City and other cities in a mass memorial for the one, hundred, seventy, six, thousand lives lost. One, hundred, seventy, six, thousand, two, hundred, and fifty, seven, shattered and grieving families while many of the people who have survived to run a virus are dealing with long term and in some cases, extremely debilitating health effects. Last night Joe Biden promised to end what he called this season of darkness. He laid out his plan to address the pandemic, but he also spoke to a nation pain based on his own understanding of the grief of losing someone you love. I, know that deep black hole that opens up in the mental your chest and you feel like you're being sucked into it. And now mead cruel. Fair. Life can be sometimes. But. I've learned two things. I. Loved One may have left this earth. But they'll never leave your heart. So. Always be with you always hear the. Second. I found the best way through pain and loss and grief is to find purpose. One of those people who knows that pain and grief is democratic rising star Robert. Garcia. The mayor of long. Beach California, was introduced to most of America. At this week's convention he made history in two thousand fourteen as the first openly gay and the first Latino to become the mayor of Long Beach. California. Garcia was sworn in by another person of color who is made history Kamala Harris who accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination this week in the last month Mayor Garcia boss boast both his mother and his stepfather to corona virus. His mother was a healthcare worker in the front lines of the battle against the virus who's part of what Mayor Garcia told the country during the Democratic convention. Facing the biggest economic and health crisis in generations because our president didn't and still doesn't have a plan and you know what you deserve more than a constant chaos that donald trump delivers. Joining us now is May Robert Garcia of Long Beach California magazine a good to see you. Thank you for being with US tonight I have to ask you about what Joe Biden said about finding purpose. In helping you deal with your grief because you've got a lot of your mother was sixty one years old when she died two weeks later you're stepfather died at the age of fifty eight. So Young. In the middle of these efforts that you've been involved in, you've been involved in the campaign you're dealing with. Your City and how it deals with Corona virus talk to me about your own grief in this. Well, I. Thank you and what the vice president said last night hit me right in the gut and I felt like he was talking directly at me and everyone else across the country that has lost covid nineteen was an incredibly powerful moment my brother and I felt like that was a president talking to a country that was morning on certainly far and above. The current president has done. So we were very grateful. I just been a very tough you weeks I think to lose both my mom and step that has been has been really hard but it also has a renewed sense of doing the right thing following their values, moving forward and sharing their story maisy legacy. From this country as an immigrant family, what they've contributed to this country. One of the things you did by the way I in their memories you've start up a scholarship fund. At Your Alma, Mater California State University in Long Beach to help students in healthcare with a focus on helping women and immigrants. In fact, there's a page right now on beach funder you've raised almost fifty thousand dollars. When last we took this picture, this is the in honor of your mother. Absolutely no. My mom immigrants US when I was five years old we came here. She was a we reported didn't have a lot of money. She worked Auden jobs a clean houses worked in shops and finally became a healthcare worker with a medical assistant for almost thirty years. She absolutely loved her job in love to country was most careful person always. Did. The right thing I'm the one thing she taught us was to to give back and to love this country cheek she loved her job and she love this community becoming a citizen was so important for her and she always always told me and my brother that would never be able to give back to our country to country has given to us on. That's what I learned from her a her and Greg were really great people. I want to make sure through that scholarship we just. Remembering her life that other immigrants have the same shot I that she had. I had to citizenship I remember that these healthcare workers like my mom or on the front lines and they need our help. What did you think as an immigrant? Watching. As as a child of immigrants watching the convention in which so much focus was put on immigrants and the the role they've played in building this country in the midst of an an administration and the presidency that was born on racism and disdain for immigrants and still continues to practice that. Boy was inspired to see US represented a I get to the USO just as a kid and my family are imigrants We were Spanish speakers we learned English we remember standing in long lines gained cheated from immigration immigration lawyers, and being an immigrant is hard. We can't his country for a better light. That's what imigrants a communist country for and one thing that that I've learned over time as well and through through my family. All immigrants are here they just want to improve their lives. They WANNA take care of their family in every single immigrant in my opinion that's in this country. So the same shot that I did when I was a young kid, I became a US citizen at twenty one years old became a teacher, go the mayor of my community and my hometown, all of which would not have been possible had i. Not Gotten, the honor of becoming a citizen of this amazing country and that's what immigrant immigr- experiences like all across his dreamers with people that were my students in my classes that just want an opportunity and I'm very, very proud that Vice President Biden and Kamala Harris of talked about immigration reform and putting forward a real immigration plan and path to citizenship within the first few weeks of their administration. Mayor. Good to meet you and I'm glad the country got to meet you this week Mayor Robert Garcia of Long Beach. California look forward to talking to you again. Sir Coming Up Zero Lena Maxwell gets nights last on a history-making Democratic National Convention in the first word on what to expect next week when the Republican Party renominated Donald Trump. Hi everyone it's joy. Reid I'm so excited to tell you about my new MSNBC show the readout every weeknight I'm talking with the biggest news makers about the most pressing issues of our time like Joe Biden, the words of president matter, and so as President United States. The first thing I'm GONNA do stand up and talk sense and be honest with the American people level with them. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Land's bottom. We need as many voices as we can have. As. Possible, sounding the alarm encouraging people to wear masks and to take all precautions and to follow the science and the data Senator Kamla Harris We send folks into war wearing camouflage. So what is going on here when you said camouflage uniformed officers into a city and many more, you can listen to the readout as a podcast by searching for the readout that's R. E. D. O. UT One word wherever you're listening right now and subscribing for free. Thanks for listening. This is our moment. This is our mission. Now history be able to say. That, the end of this chapter of American doctors began here tonight. As love and hope and light join in the battle for the soul of the nation. and. This is a battle we will win and we'll do it together. I was Vice President Joe Biden accepting nomination for president of the United States last night in a week that saw Senator Kamala Harris accept the Democratic nomination for vice president becoming the first black woman to do. So in History Democrats made their case for more empathetic and inclusive country in stark contrast to Donald Trump's Amerian american-carnage vision. That is not of course, how Donald Trump sought today called it quote the darkest and angriest and gloomiest convention in American history. Joining us now is early. Maxwell she's the senior director, progressive programming it Sirius Xm radio. She's an MSNBC political analyst. She's also the author of the end of white politics, how to heal our liberal divide, and even if you don't like Democrats or you're not a Democrat that's quite a stretch to call that dark angry and gloomy. there. Were some serious moments in it, but it was generally speaking an empathetic thing. In fact, some there was some criticism on social media. It didn't feel policy heavy at felt felt like a bit of a Koumba by a dark angry and and negative is not really what it was. Not at all and to be clear if anybody saw Braeden last night, I'm bravely tried to get the words out being inspired by his meeting with the vice president who also struggles with a speaking Anna stutter and telling him you know there's a strategy. If you haven't obstacle, here's how I work to overcome obstacles in my life and that's such a powerful connection, an anecdote about Joe Biden but there are so many stories like your wide an like that and it's a clear contrast with what you're seeing coming from the White House coming from Donald Trump in his administration frankly that implements policies that are cruel towards. Communities of Color in Franklin marginalized people I mean everybody remembers the infamous Moment Donald Trump made fun of somebody who was differently abled as opposed to the Biden case where you're taking someone aside and giving them inspiration and that's I think something that is not partisan on the policy and I understand why there are critiques about there not being a lot of specifics in terms of policy particularly on reproductive health care. But I do think that this is a contest between decency and dignity for all people and whatever the other side of that point is, which is what we've been living through for the past four years. That's the complexity of it. Right? Because it next week the Republicans are going to have to do this and as I said to Rachel at the top of the hour it will be a little bit like putting lipstick on a pig and that's problematic because there have been many years in this country where Republicans could probably hold a convention and trump at certain successes. But in this case, there's just a long list of failures criminality cronyism. Replenishing the swamp they're going to have to make look really good for America for four nights. Look Donald Trump is essentially running commercials right now sitting that you should be afraid of Joe, Biden's America I'm sorry but we are in warranty there has been in economic collapse as a result of his failures on covid nineteen. He's still is not believing in the science and the scientists, and so until that happens, there won't be a effective solution to Kobe nineteen and so what is he going to stand up there and say I guess he just has to pretend like everything is ok when it is so clearly not and I think that there is no world in which one hundred. And Seventy six, thousand dead Americans in less than a year's time is a success for president. So let's see what they pulled together next week in terms of their message and American people and voters will be able to pair but I don't think that there is much of a comparison there because I do see this as a contest between decency end the other side of that which I think is cruelty and brutality for its people and committing acts of harm towards them. When that that is just the opposite of what we would want in a leader, an effective leader particularly in an emergency. Lane I've got less than a minute, but you and I talked at the front end of Kama Harris being nominated. Her accepting that nomination that night that historic night that was something. That was the most amazing thing that has happened in the past few years and not not a partisan level for me as a black woman seeing a black woman in that position for the first time ever was amazing and the reason why is because it's not just superficial level representation. It's the fact that she's going to bring her perspective having lived her entire life in. A black girl's body, and that makes your experience and your perspective very different because unfortunately, we do not treat white men or white women just like we treat black ones, and so she's going to have a unique perspective and certainly to get to that level, she is tough enough to push for those immunities that for so long had been left out of the oval off. Selena thank you for your unique perspective that you always bring us. 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February 12th show

"Good afternoon and welcome to the personal computer show. Today is February twelfth. Twenty twenty a shout shoutout to the military men and women serving our country. We thank you for your services. I'm an key and my colleagues Joe King you know who has your personal data. Do you know how facebook Google Amazon and other tech companies are using your personal data. Our website is PC radio show dot org. We can be hurt each Wednesday at six. PM Eastern time on P. R. N. DOT FM streaming. On the Internet podcasts of the programs available on PR DOT FM on the Internet as well as PC radio show dot org to listen to the alive programme on the telephone each Wednesday six pm eastern time six four one seven nine three seven zero nine one and you can leave us a message with your question or comment at Hank at P. C. Radio show dot org big news hit the wires in the last two days judge approves of twenty six billion dollar merger of T. Mobile and Sprint A.. US US district judge ruled in favor of sprints twenty six billion dollar deal to merge with T. mobile the ruling class is one of the final hurdles for the deal which still can't close yet until California Public Utilities Commission Approves Transaction the ruling class one of the final hurdles for the deal which still can't close until the California Public Utilities Commission Approves Transaction. Yesterday's ruling Russia culminates a years long courtship between between Sprint and T. mobile which have made multiple attempts over the last two years to merge only to abandon the plans fearing regulatory scrutiny attorney general's from New York California Connecticut Hawaii Illinois Maryland Michigan Minnesota Oregon Wisconsin Massachusetts Pennsylvania the Genu- and the District of Columbia originally brought the lawsuit to block the deal following the approval from the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission. That's his FCC. And estates had argued that combining number three and number four. US carriers would limit competition Titian and result in higher prices consumers the companies had contended them merger with help them compete against top players. At and T. and verizon and advanced efforts to build a nationwide five gene network in his decision filed Tuesday judge Victor Marrero wrote the following the resulting stalemate leaves the court lacking sufficiently impartial and objective ground on which to rely in basing sound forecast of the likely competitive effects effects of a merger. The judge later three points on which the court rejected the state's objections to the merger. I he said they failed to convince the quote. The merged party would pursue anticompetitive behaviour that soon after the merger directly or indirectly will yield higher prices or Loa quietly for wireless telecommunication services second. The court rejected. That sprint would be able to continue operating effectively as wireless services ervices competitive without the merger. The court is thus substantially persuaded that sprint does not have a sustainable long-term competitive strategy and will in fact ceased to be a truly national mobile network operator and finally the court rejected the state's argument. That dish network would not enter the wireless wireless services market as a viable competitor. No live up to its commitments. To build a national wireless network. The deal cost for dish to step in as a new wireless player based on agreements with the DNC. NFC see the case has seemed to escalate tensions between some of the state attorney generals the DOJ who are each pursuing investigation into Google as noted should a minority group of states or even one be able to undo the nationwide Shen wide we leave secured by the federal government. It would wreck havoc on parties ability to merge on the government's ability to settle cases and cause real real uncertainty in the market for pro-competitive mergers and acquisition top executives at T. mobile sprint claim. Victory with a judge's ruling John on the gale of T.. Mobile APP said now we are finally able to focus on the last steps to get this. Merger Done T. mobile and sprint agreed to certain concessions to the government before the agencies cleared the deal the companies told the FCC they would deploy a five G. Network covering ninety seven percent of the US population elation within three years of closing the deal sprint also agreed to sell boost mobile virgin mobile and other prepaid phone businesses as well as some of its wireless spectrum to dish for five billion dollars before gaining approval from the Justice Department the F. C. C. Chairman a jeep. Pi said in a statement that he was pleased with the court's ruling and that the merger would help close the digital divide and secure United States leadership in five G.. Eh calling a big win for consumers. Dish Co founder and chairman. Charlie Ergen said in a statement that the ruling and approvals from the deal the old Jane. FCC accelerates ability to deploy the nation's first virtual is standalone five gene network and bring five Geeta America if if approved by the California Commission and again. We're still holding up breath. The deal would create a new wireless competitor in dish which has tried for years to become a provider spending billions on airwaves ahead stored away under the previous deal between dish and the deal. Jane of see see. The company had a deadline. She had to build a narrowband Internet of things network connecting people and sensors and microprocessors if the deal clears dish will instead focus. Its efforts on building a five G. Network covering twenty percent of the country like June of Twenty twenty two do and seventy percent of the US population by June of Jaunty. Twenty-three with the consequence of facing a two point two billion dollar payment to the US Treasury of a failed to live up to its commitment La- gear detemobil CEO announced last year. He was stepped down from the role and be succeeded by the president and CEO. Mike seaver Laguna had been expected to leave. Once the company's merger with Sprint was completed sprint in anti mobile had initially said Liguria with lead the combined company when they announced the intention to merge back in April twenty eighteen. I'm optimistic if this deal finally does go through five G. will be accelerated in its installation and implementation. Let's get to work. The feds have found a way of getting around the fourth amendment with a workaround sidestepping the need to obtain a search warrant. The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly been accessing phone location data belonging to millions of Americans by buying straight eight from private marketing firms. The data's joined from seemingly ordinary phone APPS including mobile games and weather APPs as reported by the Wall Street Journal Department of Homeland Security uses the date of purchase when private marketing companies to generate law enforcement leads and and search for undocumented immigrants according to the journal which I broke news of the arrangements on Friday in a landmark twenty twenty eighteen decision. The Supreme Court ruled that the Fourth Amendment protects cell phone location information as a result police Lisa required to obtain a warrant before obtaining location data but according to the Wall Street Journal government lawyers have argued that a warrant is not required because the data is already commercially available. The government procurement of location data from private marketing companies for law enforcement purposes was a secret until now the journal reports that D. H. S. and agencies under its umbrella including immigration and customs enforcement purchase location data as far back as twenty seventeen from a small Virginia Based Company called Vitelle Inc wink. According to the Journal data was recently used to track the phones of people suspected of smuggling drugs through a tunnel from Mexico to corona then tug knowledge serving government clients on his website which says it's platform merges categorizes and interprets corporates dispirit location data. The company says it provides global coverage as well as access to historical data. DHS invented L.. All did not immediately respond to requests for comment neither the names of the marketing firms from which vendor reportedly purchased the locations data nor the phone APPs. USA collect the data on name in the Journal. Report a customs and border location official told the Journal so that the data is ingested in bulk and doesn't include cellular phone tower data. The data reportedly points devices. This is represented by an Alpha numeric advertising identify but does not include the cell phone owners name claims that location data is anonymous analyze all but meaningless researches have repeatedly shown the technique of advertising companies employ to anonymous data off a forty and inadequate last year for example researches at the Imperial College of London published a study showing that they were able able to accurately re identify ninety nine point nine. Eight percent of Americans in anonymised data sets and justice month students at Harvard. Harvard University revealed they built a tool that links personal identifiable information to anonymous consumer data exposed by data breaches a staff attorney with ACO use as the DHS should not be accessing all location information without a warrant regardless. Whether did they obtain it by paying off a free. The failure to get a warrant undermined Supreme Court precedent establishing that the government must demonstrate probable cause to a judge before getting some of our most sensitive information especially our cell phone location history. This is going to get interesting. FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION SUGGEST MICROSOFT TO UPCYCLE windows seven as open source the free software foundation otherwise known as F- SF is a five a one C three nonprofit organization founded by Richard Stolman back in October of nineteen eighty five to support the free software. The free software foundation has kicked off an online online campaign calling Microsoft to make windows seven available to oil uses for free the Free Software Foundation as has recently completed a petition to urge Microsoft to open source windows seven Microsoft turned off to free security update with a final fix on January fourteenth. The foundation says when those sevens life doesn't have to end they call on Microsoft upcycle instead. The Free Software Foundation ran a campaign calling on Microsoft Windows. Seven able to oil uses for free and they are petitioning Titian Microsoft to undo pass wrongs. There is a precedent ancient. Ms Dos and were code as been opened up and calculator okay. Later APP found in the current windows. Ten now is part of get hub but an entire relatively recent OS. No not not there. Unfortunately the F.. SF couldn't resist sarcasm saying the killing of the OS at brought to an end. It's updates as well as ten years the poisoning education invading privacy and threatening us the security ancient. Msn Word Cold has been opened up and the company that I have found in the windows. Ten now is part of get hub but an entire relatively recent OS. No way the awesome problems not least is the licensed components lurking in windows seven. That would need to be either. X is or open source says well then there are the bits and pieces that the company would consider valuable secrets such as large chunks of windows seven that are in windows ten. Then there's the fact that when seven is well not actually unsupported three more years of updates available for those who can pay with windows as well those parts of the license to third parties still accounting for a sizeable chunk of Microsoft revenue. You can imagine. Imagine a very functional and highly compatible version is not really in the company's best fiscal interest. And let's be honest. Who knows what will be lurking in that code? Microsoft was contacted on the off. Chance that windows seven might be showing up on get hub at some point soon but Microsoft said. They don't comment on rumors and speculation in any event if open source as your thing plenty of Lennox distributions in a fall better in a state of usefulness than what was around when windows seven I launch and if there is that windows app you just can't do without the popular compatibility layer of wine receive a major version update replete with over seventy four hundred tweaks to allow you to inflict inflict more windows APPs on your always still never say never if you told US ten years ago that Microsoft off would be about to ship a version of windows containing the Lennox Kernel. We might have just had a big laugh. So who knows what else might be coming down the line ransomware attacks crippling cities and businesses hackers locking people out of the networks and demanding big payments to get back in new data shows just how common damaging attacks have become New Orleans city government crippled a maritime cargo facility. Temporary close hospitals forced to turn away patients small business shuttered shuddered the causing each of these instances ransomware attacks in recent years hackers have taken to locking down entire computer networks and demanding payments to let us back into their systems the frequency of ransomware tax among the scariest and most costly online sorts have. I've been hard to pinpoint. Because many victims quietly pay off the attack is without notifying the authorities now in an array of new data provides perhaps the best available picture of the problem last year in twenty nine thousand two hundred and five thousand two hundred eighty organizations nations submitted files that had been hacked in a ransomware attack a forty one percent increase from the year before according to inflammation provided the New York Times by a security firm that helps companies hit by ransomware the average payment to release file spike to eighty four one thousand and one hundred sixteen dollars in the last quarter of twenty nineteen more than double what it was the previous quarter according to data from another security firm in the last month of two thousand nineteen that jumped one hundred and ninety thousand nine hundred forty six dollars with several organizations shen facing ransom demands in the millions of dollars security experts. Say That even these numbers underestimate the true cost rents went attacks which have disrupted erupted factories and basic infrastructure and forced businesses to shut down anything of value that smart and connected can be compromised and helpful ransom. If critical infrastructure systems are held for ransom. What does AL policy going to be for dealing with those? The data from the security companies as a number of recent ransomware incidents. Show a dramatic escalation for type of attack that just a few years ago was mostly directed at individuals. We had to pay only a few hundred dollars to get the files back. Cities appeared to be high on the target list because they among the only victims who have to report report the attacks in reality public sector organisations represented only about ten percent of victims last year. Cova Said said Barclays and several other banks still unable to make foreign currency conversions for customers more than a month after traveler. The company that provides visor with cash was targeted by ransomware. The BBC reported that the hackers demand is six million dollars. ransomware attacks have also caused choice number of small and medium businesses. Shut down altogether like the Colorado timberline a printing company with a few hundred employees near Denver and and books I E N T and hearing services in Battle Creek Michigan a ten person medical office. I was suddenly retired. I didn't want to be said DOC Williams scarf one of two doctors at brookside which closed in April after failing to recover its medical files from hackers who demanded six thousand and five hundred dollars. Allah's American authorities have not released on the broad changes on ransomware tax but the F. B. I. noted in his latest warning that the attacks were becoming mean more targeted sophisticated incautiously. I covered this one. Reason is because if you think about it if you did regular backups you have data go through the night before or the last time you backed up and if you make arrangements so that either you have spe equipment concern up to recover all you have the ability to run elsewhere with a similar configuration back in nine eleven when the the world trade towers were hit practically all the financial institutions. Were shut down. They were able to recover within three four five days very quickly because they have backed up all dated to the day before. When you do that you have the buildings say I have all my data you can say medical records financial central data intact through the day before? And you might be able to recover whatever you had done in processing from the beginning of the day to when the time you had ransomware effect you ransomware is effective because they have locked up all your current data and none of your data has been backed up up to that point prior to that when individuals ahead I could see where they are unable to recover but government are supposed the have. It personnel who are trained who are skilled and knowledgeable to set back up in such a way where they can recover even if ransomware hits so when ransomware does happen the question is raise. Why haven't you done your backup properly? Why wasn't back up properly implemented presenting Benjamin walk well with his? It pro series. Please what is your plan b this has Benjamin Rockwell and now it's time for my approach on business and technology. This is where I give you the benefit of my experience thirty years of being an IT professional now. This is a topic bake which I've touched on in the past in a variety of different forms. But I'm going to go at this head on. What is Your Plan B? That's right your plan is your computer is going to be working just fine. Your plan a is technology is beautiful. Technology is just working out great eight and it's all of the different servers are running all of the work stations. They're all dealing with everything they need to deal with. In everything is Hunky Dory. What is Your Plan B? What is your plan of action? Should your entire company get hit by ransomware. I know company that was hit a couple months ago now They were hit by ransomware and it was a very ugly situation. What are you going to? We do. Have Technology goes wrong in your business. What are you going to do if there is a fire in your server room and you lose all of your data how how does an owner prepare for this? How does an it professional prepare for this? How can we as just general people The various workers in a company. Prepare for something like this. You should know if you're in if you're an owner of business you should know. Oh that you need to have a disaster recovery plan you need to have a business continuity plan if you don't have those if you don't have either of those the disaster recovery or the overall business continuity plan if you're a company Burns down you don't get anything out of this. You're going to lose your shirt okay. But that's that's normally we think of that. I'll tell you if you have an. It disaster astor recovery plan and your data's located offsite. Okay so you can go you can access all of your data including Oh yes. Your accounts receivable suitable. See All of those things that you shipped over the course of the last three months. Six months you're still owed receipts for those. You're still owed all of the money from from all of that and that you're going to have to recover. You're going to have to get that back you're going to want it back. At least that may help you recover. Cover your entire company Your Business Continuity Plan. What happens if it's just the server room that's lost you've got the entire company there but you just lost all of your data? How do you get your data back in? You should plan this through. You should know every single pitfall. It's going to happen. I've done this before I've I've done. Disaster Recovery plans. I've done business continuity plans with working with the owners or the The the Primaries within the company and sitting down and saying we need to do this this this this this and this and sometimes they look at me and go. You're kidding we're going to do all of that. We can plan this now or when Murphy shows up you know that guy you know anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Yeah and it gets worse at the worst possible time in the worst possible way. Yeah it gets even worse than that. I'm not giving the go there. But when he shows up when he comes knocking on the door yeah everything everything is going to be a just massive headache so you plan now the neat thing is you know if you plan it seems to work out that if you plan all of the different options all of the different things that you're going to have to do the problems. The problems still come about about the problems. Become easy you're dealing with. Everything is a lot easier if you think about your driving down the highway and you think about what am I going to do if I hit black ice right. This is great for anybody who lives in a cold culture. If you live in like Arizona maybe you don't have to deal with black dykes but we live in a colder climate and maybe some additional concern for you so you hit that black ice. What are you going to do? That's all we're doing is a business where or or planning this outward going. This is how we're going to handle every single situation that could happen. And you deal with a lot of the more dire circumstances stances because if you deal with the big things get deal with a really big huge massive problems. The smaller problems are frequently covered by that. Okay all of my servers go down. What am I going to do? I'm going to call this place I'm GonNa Order the servers. I'm going to pick them up here. It's going to be you know an extra ten percent because going to want it next day. I'm going to need this. Many hard. Drives this many monitors this many whatever whatever whatever whatever whatever all of this different stuff that I'm going to need and I planned this all on out if I only have one server fail I've already planned out if all of this service field. So if I only have one server fail I planned for that one smaller eventuality -ality versus planning for just the small things in the big things really hurt us. Swe Plan these out and this is how we we go through and you plan for everything that could go wrong bring in somebody from outside bring in an outside higher end. It professional a higher end and business guy to come along and you pay them for a day worth of work and you say hey look I want you to look over these plans. I want you to tell me where I failed. I want you to tell me where I haven't planned ahead now. This is for business owners for business principles for it folks but how can you as a normal person in a company. How can you help prepare for this esque your it? What happens if something goes wrong with that server? What happens if something goes wrong along with the network and do this in a friendly way? You know you're trying to find out you're you're asking them questions. You're challenging them. We we should always be challenging our. It guys we should have them thinking more and more about the real world items instead of the cool techy stuff. Oh Hey look I get this brand new server. That does this really cool thing can reign them in. That's okay I give you permission. I give you permission to rein me in but that's just because of WHO I. Am Benjamin Rockwell. Back to you hank. Thank you Benjamin. Science fiction and Modern Day technology often intertwine back in nineteen sixty. Five lost in space was an American science fiction television series which originally aired between nineteen sixty five and nineteen sixty eight. The series was inspired by eighteen twelve novel the Swiss Family Robinson the Robinson family was supposed to set off on a five year mission to exploit this implanted but an act of sabotage by scheming. Doctor Zachary Smith who managed manager get himself trap aboard the spaceship leaves them Adrift in space for three years. The first episode was on September. Fifteenth Nineteen Sixty. Five in the final episode was three years later marched the sixth nineteen sixty eight. This was followed by Star Trek the iconic series star trek follows the crew of of the starship. USS Enterprise as it completes his mission in space in the twenty third century. Captain James T kurt. Along with half human than half Vulcan Science Officer. SPOCK ship Dr Bones. McCoy Ensign checkoff communication officer. You'll the first episode was on September. The eighth nineteen sixty six and the final episode was June third nineteen sixty nine. Of course. There's been many secrets. It's after that in the movies. In the early days of microcomputing it was the hackers the techies and a do it yourself assembling computers. It was a very exciting period and but for the average consumer that wanted a computer. Well that had to wait and wait was in. The wait was finally over in nineteen seventy seven the Commodore repeat the. Pet is an acronym for personal electronic transact was introduced in January of nineteen seventy seven the commodore appeared before either the apple two or the radio shack. TRS Eighty commodores. First model costs four hundred ninety five dollars and it included one Megahertz Moss. Sixty five o two processor and included either four eight K. of memory the machine had a built in cassette on the front of the case. Ace for data storage uses could write their own program in basic and was fully functional out the box. The screen of the pet computer was was only nine inches and had a blue or black display. Uses could design simple graphics. Do Animation all work out math problems. The pet was popular with schools and for us as a home computer apple two was introduced in April of nineteen seventy seven. It was sold complete with a main logic board switching power supply keyboard case manual game paddles and cassette tape containing the game. Breakout I wonder how many of you remember that one. The apple too when connected to television set produced brilliant color graphics for the time millions of Apple twos were sold between nineteen seventy seven and nineteen ninety-three making it one of the longest lived lines of personal computers apple gave away thousands of apple twos to school giving a new generation if I access the personal computers the apple two started the boom in personal computer sales in the late nineteen seventies and push apple into the lead among personal computer makers and in the same year nineteen seventy seven star wars was released on May twenty fifth and it was first I subtitled episode for a new hope and it was based on the one thousand nine hundred ninety nine book. The Art of Star Wars set in a galaxy far far away stall was combined old-fashioned science fiction storytelling with cutting edge special effects to characters played a critical Nicole role in the one thousand nine hundred ninety seven blockbuster hit and they were see three P. O. N. my favorite ought to D. Two C. The three P. O.. Serve as an ambassador like robot that is knowledgeable of customs traditions and over six languages. C three PEOs companion Goldenrod or two D to serve as a mechanic computer interface specialists and co-pilot for the film's main protagonists Luke Skywalker. I Walker then. Later on in the year of nineteen seventy seven. The Atari Twenty six hundred was first released in the United States in October of nineteen. Seventy seven the Atari Twenty six hundred game cartridges which can be changed in and out to change games which was a new idea that time in video games before the the twenty six hundred people had to buy a different system for each game they wanted to play in one thousand nine hundred. Seventy seven. Nine Games were released on cartridges to the company the launch of the machine including I wonder how many remember these if see battle starship street racer and to Atari publish publish games. Both from nineteen eighty two e t the extraterrestrial and Pacman are frequently blamed for contributing to the video game crash of Nineteen eighty-three a continuing with nine hundred. Seventy seven Tandy. Radio Shack introduced its TRS eighty in August nineteen seventy seven some referred to as the the treasure eighty others referred to as trashy the TRS. Eighty was the first complete pre assembled small computer system on the market when the not ours eighty a personal computer from tanny that would be sold via the radio shack stores. What Unseal Orchestra thirty nine hundred? Seventy seven computers weren't exactly new new in the first month after its release Tandy radio shacks I desktop computer. The trs eighty sold ten thousand units. And that I want on the TRS eighty was priced at five hundred ninety nine dollars. Ninety five cents it included a Z eighty microprocessor video display four k bytes of memory a built in basic programming language interpreter cassette storage and easy to understand manuals that assume no prior knowledge on the part of the users. Boy Is that's one thing that I've missed manuals not ours. Eighty prove popular with schools as well as for home use not ours. Eighty Line of computers later included Cola portable and handheld versions before being discontinued in the early nine hundred ninety s and in August of nineteen. Seventy seven well. This is where science fiction no longer became science fiction from the NASA Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral Florida. Voyager two was launched first on August twentieth and Voyager one was launched on a faster trajectory on September fifth with nineteen seventy seven both spacecraft were delivered to space aboard Titan Centaur expendable rockets mortgage. A two is a space probe. Oh launched by NASA on August Twentieth to study the outer planets part of the Voyager Program it was launched sixteen days before its twin. Voyager choice to one on a trajectory that took longer to reach Jupiter and Saturn but enable further encounters with Uranus and Neptune. Forty years after we left Earth avoided. Twin spacecraft's are still chugging along logging. Thirty five thousand miles an hour as they zoom further and further into the cosmos in an incredible feat of remote engineering. NASA has fixed one of the most intrepid explorers in human history. Why is your to WHO? Currently some eleven point. Eight billion miles from Earth is back online and resuming its mission to collect scientific data on the solar system and the interstellar space beyond last Wednesday evening. Nastase voice your twitter account gave out the good news. Voyager two is not only stable able but is back at its critical science mission. My twin is back to taking science data and teen. Jpl Jet Propulsion lab is is evaluating the health of the instruments. After the brief shutoff wager to is a sister craft voyager one both have been travelling through the solar the system and now probably beyond it for the last more than four decades together. They have transformed understanding of of how Stella Neighborhood Ah are an already. Revealing unprecedented information about the interstellar space beyond the sun sphere of influence in a statement NASA confirmed informed voyager. Two is back in business. It went off line sometime. In January. In a statement NASA confirmed the voyager two is back in business mission operators report the adviser to continue to be stable and that communications between the Earth and the space craft a good the spacecraft has resumed taking scientific data and the science teams are now evaluating the health of the instruments. The fix is no mean feed. It takes seventeen hours one way to communicate with voyager two from Earth which is the furthest away manmade object in space. That means a single piece of information. Relay takes thirty four Hours what happened. Voice to two spacecraft had run into trouble on January the twenty eighth when NASA revealed that it had unexpectedly and for unknown reasons. Shutdown well we all held up breath as reported at the time white to black right before he was scheduled for maneuver in which the spacecraft rotates three hundred sixty degrees in order to calibrate one of its instruments onboard but the spacecraft didn't make the move and as a result of it systems both of which consumes a lot of power was running at the same time. The likeliest problem was that the space craft was using up too much which of its available power supply which triggered protection software. The software automatically turns off to science instruments when there is a power overload load to save on power. It only has a finite supply after all NASA hasn't confirmed or denied. Whether that is what actually happened. Only time time will tell whether the agency of gets an answer to that about what went wrong but for now we can rest assure that voyager two's mission is far from over yet if if all goes well it should have maybe another five years of life left meaning five more years of data collection from in that area space. We humans have no other way of studying. Just think about that. What talking about nineteen seventy seven technology? That were able to communicate with and I'm wondering where is all that power supply coming coming from to supply voyager to communicate forty three years ago. A It's most amazing technology when you look at it. Oh by the way Scotty. The media presenting Morty Winston or hands on tech with his review of widgets then figure jigs aside from the coverage that I do here and you may not know this I review more than three hundred products every year. Some of them that have come through recently. Recently impressed man for some reason. Hearing about interesting products can be fun. So I'm using my time today to talk about a few of these that for one reason under another I find noteworthy. One of those is endo. Snake it's an HD video camera the size of a matchstick including including it's built in white led lights surrounding. It's tiny lands at the end and it connects to a USB cable out in the field. I can plug plug this into my Samsung Galaxy S. eight USB seaport and shoot back in the office. I can plug it into my windows. PC USB be a port and shoot and it can get me shots that my other cameras aren't tiny enough to manage. I can slide it beneath the key caps of my mechanical keyboard to get video of what happens when a key gets pressed I can slip. This thing passed in electrical cover plate. Look inside the walls which is really really handy. When you're fishing a wire down the wall and you aren't quite sure how far it got? That's the HD video usb camera from from Endo Snake. I got an unusually designed hairdryer. Called REV air. That's the name Rivera's in reverse air and the air flow is the reverse of those hot blowers those guns that everybody uses to abuse era everywhere. Refer- is built more like a vacuum cleaner but with a specialized colossal at the business. End The hose that incorporates a less severe heat chamber you place the nozzle section by section on the route and end of your hairs at the scalp. It draws the hair into the hose and at the same time as the suction draws the wetness out of your hair they chamber also helps Stri it overall. This approach to drying isn't as stressful to the hair. At least I sh- I assume not because it doesn't have that almost brittle feeling I'm coming out for people with long curly hair. The big surprises that the hair comes out mostly straight and overall for any hair length of a few inches or longer anger. Getting it dry gets done a lot. Faster that's REV air. Most of you know. I'm a champion for true automation in the home. Not so much a champion of having dozens of APPs on a smartphone that each let your remote control finger to automation isn't about giving more chores. It's about taking chores away and one a place where I try to be clever about automation is in the garage. I have a garage door opener. A lift master that puts a motion sensor on its wall mounted little control troll button so it automatically turns on the openers lights whenever somebody's in the garage I like that. It's a simple feature but I like it. I spoke to lift master this week. And they're sending sending me some of their my cue automation pieces including a camera. They're not here yet. But something else is tailwind has garage door controller that I like a lot. A simple sensor set in this case a magnet and magnetic reed switch know whether your garage door is open or shut a small controller box has wi fi and bluetooth connections plus wired connections. Wires are a lot more foolproof than wireless. And they're no batteries to babysit now. Both the sensor and the opener get wired in my case a small dungle. That's paired to the rolling codes in my garage. Door opener is what gets wired in the real smarts are in the APP. Yes you can use it as a remote controlled electrophone open and close the garage door. That doesn't doesn't impress me. What does impress me is the way it uses Bluetooth and GPS and Wi fi when your car leaves the garage? Once it's it gets farther than the distance that I said for it system knows because the GPS in the phone. What's that card gets beyond that distance? I haven't already closed the garage door. It can do that for me. Automatically and the same is true when I'm headed back home when I get within. The range is set it can open the garage door automatically now. That's can not will. I have to enable the feature and second using a home automation version of what. It computer security pros call two factor. Authentication my phone has to be seeing the Bluetooth from my car or it won't work. The whole auto open auto close thing won't work so nobody can steal just my phone and expect the garage to let them in and nobody can steal just my car and expect that door to open my phone and my car have to be Bluetooth connected to each other or that cool piece of automation won't respond spawned tailwind also. Lets me set schedule so at bedtime. If the garage door isn't already shut. It will shut automatically. He can also said it to auto. Oh shut if it stays open too long and it can all connect to Alexa Siri. Google assistant smart things or I. F T T T. That's tailwind Oh wind and I see it as giving my garage door. Well and intelligent and conscientious doorman speaking of garage. Simplicity Maxa That's M. A.. X. Essay sent their park right dual laser garage parking assistant. It has an AC adaptor you could also just juice three AAA sales. It has a motion detector and two laser pointers in ball and socket. Mounts you monitored high. It has to be far enough back in the garage. So the lasers can clear the garage door when that's open and you point the two teams so they land at a desired reference point on the car when your car pulls into that's exactly right position to beams because they're too garage spaces in my garage. I like to use the line at the back of the hood right next to the windshield wiper. Well now this Gizmo Gizmo is only on when it sees motion. That's the park right dual-laser garage parking assistant from MAXA. Innovations does somebody in your bedroom snore. I got in three very different answers to that from Z.. Quiet the letter Z and the Word Quiet Z.. Quiet in my bedroom. I'm the one who who snores or did the Z.. Quiet mouthpieces a lot like those rubber mouth protectors it athletes use only it forces your lowered teeth slightly forward which forces forces your jaw forward. That changes the shape of the airway in your mouth enough to stop snoring from happening as reported by my long suffering better half. That's the first of three products Z.. Quiet Breathe squiggly rubber frame that I answered into both nostrils at once and it opens that passage just enough to cut the almost whistling sound of breathing through tight nostrils at the same time. It allows more air to pass. So there's less likelihood equally hood of loud mouth breathing and hey I'm probably getting a little more oxygen and sleeping a bit better those two items Z.. Quiet mouthpiece and Z.. Quiet brief are for the person doing the snoring. They also have Z.. Quiet snore cancelling ear. Buds these are small ear buds with the same kind of foam home tips as hearing protectors like you might wear to rock concerts or shooting range. There's a microphone built into pick up ambient sound but there's also a filter that blocks the low frequency band where snoring happens. 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"It from New York this is democracy now schools all that and more coming up welcome to democracy now democracy now dot org I will totally destroy an obliterate the economy of Turkey trump smooth drew condemnation on both sides of Washington's political divide Republicans senator Lindsey Graham close trump ally called the withdrawal shortsighted didn't irresponsible Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it a deeply disturbing Erkki would limit the scope of its fight against Kurdish forces tweeting quote if Turkey does anything that I and my great and unmatched wisdom considered to be off limits lament house Democrats expanded their impeachment inquiry Monday subpoenaing documents from the Office of Management and Budget and the Pentagon it's part of investment to mediate conversations between Ukrainian officials and trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani aimed at winning a promise by Ukraine's precedent to investigate show here we are extinction rebellious this is not a drill that's the message of thousands of climate activists with extinction rebellion for here to step aside while Turkish troops prepare an offensive against Kurdish lead Syrian Democratic Forces Trump's abrupt decision to abandon the US gauging his rival Tro Biden on Monday deputy assistant secretary of State George can't fail to appear for a scheduled deposition with three House committees those estate magnate whom trump tapped as US ambassador to the European Union after he donated a million dollars to trump's inaugural committee text messages reveal Sunland help nation into a whistle blowers complaint that trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in exchange for promise that its leaders would help trump's twenty twenty reelection campaign by invest strike it's the longest national strike at GM by the United auto workers in half a century we'll get the latest and we go to Chicago to speak with the head of the Chicago taking to the streets of major cities across the globe as part of a two-week campaign of direct action protests more than seven hundred people have already these are set to interview another key figure in the scandal today Borden Sunland the US ambassador to the European Union Sunlen is a wealthy hotel year and in the sun and to look into a conspiracy theory that the two thousand sixteen hack of the Democratic National Committee's email server was initiated in Ukraine when the top US Warren police report I mean he goodman Turkey's powerful military has massed troops and heavy weapons on its border with Syria as US troops heated president trump's order video stream with their image and voice obscured out of fear Republicans would betray their identity to the White House president trump's accused the whistle blower espionage and arrested we'll speak to one of the CO founders of extinction rebellion then some forty eight thousand workers General Motors if entered their fourth week on matic official in Ukraine texted are we now saying that security assistance and White House meeting are conditioned on Investigations Sunlen texted back call me later adding I suggest we stopped the back and forth by text this comes as the Washington Post reports House Democrats are considering ways conceal the identity of the whistle blower who's CONSP- complaint spawned the impeachment probe Democratic leaders are considering having the person testified immediately appealed to the second US Circuit Court of Appeals which issued an administrative stay that will keep trump's tax documents secretly for now last month Manhattan's district unquote this court finds aspects of such a doctrine repugnant to the nation's governmental structure and constitutional values unquote president eighteen presidential campaign in Ecuador tens of thousands of demonstrators are set to march in the capital Kito today as protests against government imposed trees and then suggested they should get the death penalty a Federal District Court in Manhattan has rejected president trump's attempts to conceal eight years of tax returns from New York attorney subpoenaed president trump's accounting firm for the tax returns US prosecutors investigate hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the two thousand six so teachers union which has voted to go on strike next week we need staffing in areas like nursing for social workers for Special Education Services more than twenty thousand indigenous people stream toward the capital Kito Monday President Moreno said in a national address he was temporarily moving city prosecutors in a seventy five page ruling district judge Victor Marrero rejected trump's claims the presence immune to criminal prosecution socialize in Syria came after a phone call on Sunday with Turkey's authoritarian President Workshop Type Air Don trump insisted he'd won assurances that Term Stereo Measure Center there six day the protests erupted after President Lyndon Marino ended a decades old fuel subsidy programs spiking the cost of energy in government operations to the southern city of Wia keough he accused his political opponents of attempting a coup and vowed not to restore the fuel subsidy up to one hundred twenty percent the steady medicaid demand of the International Monetary Fund as part of a four point two billion dollar deal agreed to in February hundred people have been arrested in northern Bolivia heavy rains over the Amazon recent days of brought raging fires under control after nearly ten million acres of land burned we need enforceable caps and class size and yes we pay and benefits too but those things are paying benefits alone are not enough we care deeply about the learning and working conditions day labor and indigenous groups who've teamed up for protests say they're expanding their demands this is now the head of the Popular Front of workers and students over the last two months many of the fires were intentionally set to clear land for agriculture climate scientists say a combination of increasing global temperatures and a lack of forest in the Ministry of Labor President Marino has declared a state of emergency in Ecuador allowing police to raid homes without warrants while suspending the right to assembly nearly it's against the expansion of the oil industry our country it's in defense of the natural environment in defense of the rights of workers who are thirsty for justice and who are overshadowed by the National Guard there's more than seven hundred activists from Sydney Australia to New York City of been arrested coordinated climate protests across the globe is activists with extinction rebellion cruise outraged over President Evo Morales as response to the fires and his administration's environmental policies the region of Santa Cruz has been the hardest hit by the fire entity or exacerbating severe droughts that have made Bolivia's fires more intense over the weekend hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of the province of Sun that down streets and occupied public landmarks demand action on the climate crisis nearly three hundred people were arrested in London after taking over eleven sites in the West Mr Area in New York City nearly ninety activists were arrested after staging a die in on Wall Street pouring fake blood on the iconic bull statue outside the New York stock six hours activists also took to the streets in Chile Colombia and Mexico will have more in extinction rebellions ongoing protests after headlines meanwhile we're indigenous led protests in two thousand sixteen force President Obama to halt construction of the code access pipeline before president trump green light our message to the federal government is the struggle is an only against the economic measures in defensive water in defensive territories exchange dozens were also arrested in Amsterdam the Madrid in Brisbane Australia and activists home from story bridge in a Hammock for six aside weather states can eliminate the insanity defense and criminal prosecutions notably absent from the bench was Justice Clarence Thomas Chief Jer can get to tune berry met with young climate activists on South Dakota's Pine Ridge reservation today show visit the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota a sixteen year old Swedish climate activist to tune berry joined the global protests from South Dakota where she led a march in downtown rapid city walk down because we know what is at stake and we will never give up over the week completion of the project as one of his first acts in office the US Supreme Court opened a new term Monday hearing oral arguments on a case Justice Roberts said the seventy one year old was ill with an undisclosed illness eighty six year old justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who receive radiation treatment for a cancerous escorted twelve asylum seekers to the US port of entry at Brownsville Texas in a challenge to President Trump's remain in Mexico policy all Castro wrote quote by law these migrants are supposed to be exempt from the remaining Mexico policy but customs and Border Protection had decided to ignore eight percent Jose Ramirez tumor over the summer wish present and ask the first question of the session on the US Mexico Border Democratic presidential candidate who Leeann Castro Oh for turned around by US Customs and Border Protection the group included a disabled Salvadoran woman and her relatives as well as nine Lgbtq people from key are there due process outrageous Castro tweeted in Washington DC Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McLean and left in it occur as he was introduced audience members rose and unfurled banners reading hey is not normal and stand with immigrants they drowned out Macalinsan uh-huh Guatemala Honduras many of them report they've been threatened and assaulted while they've been forced to wait in the Mexican border city of motto motos on twitter on campus with over a dozen campus groups and hundreds of students faculty and alumni petitioning for his removal in financial news pay PAL has cancelled immigration policy conference at Georgetown University Law School Monday after he was shouted off the stage by protesters mcelwain and was billed the events keynote speech participation in facebook's plans to launch a new global digital currency called libra pay pal exit is a blow against the social media giant's plans to partner with credit card company opening remarks with protests chance before reciting the names of children who died after they were jailed in ice custody only bake obey the lawns as banks and GIG economy giants to create a crypto currency that could reshape the world's financial system California will become the first state to offer h China's military to quell pro democracy protests that have been raging for weeks as demonstrators defy a ban on face masks that went into effect last week meanwhile in the sewed mocking Hollywood for tailoring US films to please Chinese censors South Park's Co creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker issued a fake apology on twitter quote all Californians deserve access to prep and pep to treatments that have transformed our fight against HIV and AIDS I applaud the legislature for taking action to expand and access to these treatments and getting US close to ending HIV and aids for good he said Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam Monday refused to rule out turning RAFF and ended local programming but then on Monday night a New York state judge issued a temporary restraining order enjoining Pacifica from shutting down the Hong Kong Protesters Rockets General Manager Darryl Maury posted the message fight for freedom stand with Hong Kong then quickly deleted it as China's state broadcaster United States the NBA stands accused of bowing to Chinese censorship after the pro basketball league apologize for tweet by a Houston Rockets executive in support of it irks longtime listener supported radio station. WBAI is up in the air on Monday the PACIFICA foundation abruptly laid off Wbai legislation brought forward to take effective action to stem the climate crisis so we're still subsidizing fossil fuels than any other country in Europe globally carbonation nations still increasing we're heading in precisely the wrong direction we hear its extinction rebellion are taking action to interrupt the flow of normality because it is the group reports more than seven hundred activists from Brisbane to New York City have been arrested in just the first day and a half of protests nearly three hundred veep prevention drugs without a prescription after Governor Governor newsom signed a law Monday expected to greatly increase access to life saving medication Newsom said in a statement Dacian a court hearing is set for October eighteenth local programming is expected to resume today. WBAI is one of five stations in the PACIFICA radio network which was founded in one thousand nine hundred forty nine by the peace activist Liu Hill and those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot Org the Warren Johnson attacked the group the group protesters Monday night calling them uncooperative Christie's climate activist George Mambazo responded tweeting quote I'm proud I said it would suspend broadcasts of preseason NBA Games in related news Chinese authorities have banned the long running cartoon South Park after comedy central aired and hiding like the NBA we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts we to love money more than freedom and democracy and the future of New York in New York City nearly ninety activists were arrested after staging a die in on Wall Street pouring fake blood on the iconic bull statue he's blocking roads occupying public landmarks and being arrested by the hundreds in the first day of a two week protests led by extinction rebellion that's the message of thousands of activists took to the streets of major cities across the globe Monday to raise the alarm about the climate crisis glowing themselves to build pushes Mac lean and left the stage after the names of the dead were read aloud his appearance at Georgetown came despite widespread opposite were arrested in London after shutting down major streets and taking over eleven sites in though in the Westminster one group superglued themselves to a park he's report I'm Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez welcome to all of our listeners and viewers a cross the country and around the world this is not a drill inside the New York Stock Exchange dozens were also arrested in Amsterdam Vienna and Madrid in Brisbane Australia activists hung from story bridge and a half in Rio de Janeiro protesters shut down the street in central Paris near the Notre Dame and hundreds flooded the streets of Berlin to demand action to combat Mkx for six hours activists also took to the streets and Chile Colombia Mexico Brazilian protestors held a die in on cocoa Cavanna beach around the world in London extinction rebellion plans to plant at least eight hundred trees outside of parliament for more we go to London to speak with extinction or doc flow that is carrying us towards disaster extinction rebellion launched in London last year and has since grown into a global movement Prime Minister Boris ability to four was the voice of ordinary people and activists across the world we got going because we did quite a lot of research actually into social movements global warming this is German climate activists and migrant rescue ship captain Carola Rocky speaking from Berlin its extinction rebellion I in Trafalgar Square as hundreds occupied the aired other demonstrators shutdown Westminster Bridge long enough for a couple to get married before the crowd. This should be an uncooperative crusty extinction rebellion continues come and see why Boris Johnson hates it so much and how it challenges the life destroying system he defense on democracy now you asked how this started I think the first thing to say is this movement stand on the shoulders of our elders across the world who have been rebellion was founded and got its name yeah good afternoon amy and just wanted to say what an honor it is Westerners like myself sit in a degree of quite a degree of privilege is that there's something about consumer capitalism that both traumatizes loss of biodiversity we also demand and this is the interesting part is that there'd be a citizens gathering which votes on the necessary measures extinction rebellion will never make concrete says protesters Jake Lynch speaking from the streets of London five months since parliament declared climate emergency and yet we've seen no emergency policy proposals we are seeing the issue has to be handed back democratically to the citizens who then decide on the measures together protest continued today in cities protests in about the environment for many years and in many countries that means death two hundred environmental activists die each year across the world and I would include food democracy now is one of our elders you have many funds in the U. K. so thank you for your broadcast over the years you've kept his going actually with the truth and and I think the fuel of grief is important to our movement and the fuel of a fear in all honesty because what that means is that people are willing to open so we looked at social science we also looked into our hearts about how we were feeling and we said the movement would need to be driven both by some and somehow I think this movement has helped breakthrough that mold by welcome in grief and feeling and then encouraging people to get on the streets and take risks with with the possibility of arrested and Gillibrand Brooke what are the immediate demands of the extinction rebellion movement Leeann co-founder Gail broadbrick welcome to democracy now can you talk about the scope of the protests and once again remind us how extinction what on via dusty network extinction rebellion demand that net emissions be reduced to zero by two thousand twenty five as part of an emergency program as well as an immediate halt to the so we have three demands the first one is for government and other institutions to tell the truth and also in that and we also did a lot of research into people like Jean sharp the father of civil resistance and we welcome to people to feel how these times off them vote in by a long way most things were done by citizens juries so you select through lottery system I could jewelry very minor reductions in its emissions it will run out of its so-called carbon budget I don't believe any carbon budgets myself actually within a few years time and they keep missing target so and bigger than has happened since World War One so tell the truth and reversing consistent policies the second demand is for net zero carbon emission able to deal with one of the things you mentioned earlier consumer capitalism and its ability to basically disarm the population and dealing with the climate crisis facilitated and they tend to come up with really good policy solutions and it's a really good way to handle these kinds of issues that frankly our current democracies are just says should be put pressure on people to stop flying all go vegan or whatever should we look at the farming community and how they could femme differently well within all about unloads of great ideas the debate and extinction rebellion is very clear it's not up to us to have a position on any of that within the movement in lots of opinions and so on and lots of debates a not just lip service declare emergencies and then carrying on with business as usual that also means reverse in policies inconsistent with that truth uh-huh demographically representative sample of your citizens and they given critical thinking skills and they're given lots of information by experts and why is very simple as one economist one said Kenneth Bolden he said that to expect that you can have exponential we want to citizens assembly it's a form of democracy that comes from the oldest times from Greek Greece from Athens and it was actually how democracy used to be it wasn't we have the planned expansion of of the railway system but through what's basically in aviation shuttle service called hey to that's going to deforest Britain's so what I would say is in its first iteration extinction rebellion is really about democracy by calling in for these new democratic forms for people to have their oh stopping the media harms happen in the UK what that means for example is that we have a fracking happening in this country were opening up new coal mines you've talked about the relationship between the mushrooming debt in the world and the climate crisis could you expand on that the and what we need is for government to act like it's an emergency if Britain again I know the UK situation more carries on as it's doing with very a heart soap and feel the love for life on earth and say actually I am not willing to open this anymore I guess the thing to add to that in a way is especially for weeks called momentum driven organizers and we had some training by a fantastic organizer based in the states called Casa venture from the I ne- Institute why did we can have a twenty-fifty target is nonsense the third thing is then how do you go about seeing these changes what policy should we have should we have carbon budget or no carbon tax about how we're going to take on the finance system so we have an economic system that essentially is killing life on a let's put it that and then officers of confidence to stay quiet and silent into just keep our heads down and keeps awfully slightly stress in about keeping our jobs going and so on wanting to be due to mass drought due to places become into hot due to Flynn and the idea that we can sit in link climate refugees yeah and I think this is this issue of Echo Fascism up to one in ten people will be on the move growth on a finite planet you either have to be a madman or an economist and I think increasingly and I've spoken to members of the lead really recently to to investment banker this is not working we need to have a grownup conversation about what kind of system do we need by politically and legally culturally and economically that will L. Racism and close our borders is simply not going to work for his obviously it's a moral issue also they'll be mass migration within country so in the U. K. Ten percent uh-huh by twenty twenty five and halting bio-diversity and loss and the reason we have such a tight target this is definitely an absolutely in the mood leads and really understanding how we can work together the other is in the direction of less democracy which is the very great risk of echo fascism so that's the focus on democracy was I'm looking at ten it's an early focus and as a movement we will write papers and share share ideas for feedback but we're talking nations so there's going to be mass migration and that's already happening we've already seen some of that what we need to do is have a very compact piece in the Rome Statute level of the UN level and what that would do would be to criminalise mass damage and destruction of the environment so many of these only not well speaking for everybody personally but as a movement an ideological when not taking a position against one kind of economic system or four another where saying basically the direction I'd like to see is this move into Dr Brad Brooke we played the clip of the German climate activists will and obviously the people on that front line as well who are doing the migration tend to be the people that did the lease to create this damage and so we have a moral responsibility to all over the world the issue of migrants in the industrial polluting countries blocking migrants from coming in can you talk about that grint rescue ship Captain Corolla Rocket who makes that link between immigration and climate since this is such a key issue and frankly in many countries in the world democracies in just absolute shambles they certainly is in the UK as people understand that there's an emergency this democracy's not working there's going to be two directions of travel one is in the direction of more democracy and so that means People's Assembly Shenley injustice and how do we then move into a situation where we can repair the harm that we've done so what I think we're going to need to move into is a master refuse as in yet again said that things were worse than thought and the flooding events that were once every hundred years are going to move into being every single year in many low key stop this ridiculous outrageous harm in that we're doing to ourselves and the planner an obviously there's some people absolutely on the front line of the crisis and it's an inter- generation damaging actions happening in indigenous lawns and elsewhere created by corporations would literally be criminal and then secondly what that law also does side which is a law that the lawyer polly Higgins was working on and she has a team taken it for was she died unfortunately early this year which would puts a fifth crime against so on people are frightened and actually their children in a lot of pressure on them and they know some kind of change has to come an extinction rebellion weird oh where we say we're not going to pay that we have in some of his with some privilege might take on some debts and actually give the money to to people at the front line of the crisis is it bakes in the insistence that repair of the harm that happens which includes compensating people find homes for people and actually in the government's inaction irresponsibility of the people who are supposed to governess we are here on our feet we will not give up we will not shut up we into the population will be on the move by twenty fifty that's the predictions actually the recent IPO say report which was about the crisis fear and the ocean sea level Joel and so what we have to do what we're going to need to do is really work with nature to repair the climber and that's also going to tackle this evil twin schnitt approach to how we tackle that issue and how we look after upon it is destroying places where they become uninhabitable the care of people I'm very in favor of an I'd like to see it actually placed in some international demands again the movement needs a conversation about that with the law of e triplets of biodiversity loss about the evil twin of ocean acidification and how we cannot ocean so all of this has got to be cleaned up and what that means is we need a to do this repair in the harm that needs to happen you've got so David King the former chief scientist of the U K who setting up a climate repair center and when humanity could do that together and it needs all of his and for me this is part of rear even human family back together again it's part of dealing with a plant trees you know to to basically sort the plastic arts in the ocean and so on and I actually think the so many beautiful innovations our unless of human labor so humanity has to rise up in a really beautiful way intent to the damage that we've done an needs all in all of us together places of the earth that's going to sustain life working together to to re wild areas to restore ecosystems to clean up the rivers to systemic racism white supremacy in the and the the wounds of Patriarchy want to separators make us feel powerless and destroyed in the actually we can't even go to one and a half degrees seen the ice is already melting already over four hundred and ten parts per million what really needs to happen is we have to oh into draw down we have to be bringing carbon with the atmosphere and we can't wait for these magical technologies that somehow the carbon that Messina in the future I mean we can do businesses use a re response to those critics who agree with the goals of extinction rebel the end but but oppose your tactics for instance New England Prime Minister Oy our togetherness and make us think that you know the whole planet is kind of scarce when actually nature is abundant and it replenishes itself I'd like to ask you about those who other than getting on the streets and frankly as this crisis worsens I and we face things like food shortages the academic term actually multi breadbasket the supermarket people are gonNA wonder why more of his were on these streets in these times when the still the possibility of two things one is making the harmless the other is mation over two people though I understand any ways to be disruptive and when people say well we agree with your message but we don't like how you're doing it my general answer is action for for that they are calling for a London's mayor so Dekom has said something similar your response well when you look at we're an apocalyptic situation you have to use biblical language to talk about what it means to be in the sixth mass extinction event and that's the only way to get that in Humvee part of extinction rebellion without being willing to get arrested because it's not right for everybody for many people they might have care duties we can't guarantee that black people starting to repair the harm and the other thing that we have to do is professor Jim Bundles agenda which starts to start adapt to the results of the protests if you look at the graphs of how much people are talking about the ecological crisis absolutely spikes when the protests happen failure when across the planet either droughts floods me the fans can no longer produce enough food when we face in that and literally people are fighting over tens of beans so those are like two data points here one is how many people are active in our social movements and we know from the research of Erica tenure and Maria Steph treated in the same way as white people and so on so this is a movement for everybody this is a space for everybody now that doesn't mean that everybody likes our tactics and people don't have of crises as well so we have to reach out to everybody in say join us because you know this Israel stop messing about Boris and get on the streets with us Dr Gail Brad Brooklyn you need between one and three point four percent of the population to come together and to be willing to support people to get on the streets and be on the streets themselves and that by the way means that people if you've got a plan ten lows because literally we've tried all the other stuff right into our MP's and I'll politicians and doing petitions and going on March is I don't see what else there is I'm sending him a lot love he actually met some extinction rebellion people recently who sang to Metallica Song about listened uh-huh heart let love lead the way and he actually started to cry and to shake so I don't think anyone's beyond redemption his his father's interested in you for being with us co-founder of extinction rebellion speaking to us from London England when we come back workers at General Motors entered their fourth week on strike longest national the conditions are gonNA meters are GonNa meet our children in the future we have to stop planning for for example the flooding of nuclear power stations and what that means planning the local food systems and food crises and that Kinda thing Dr Broderick we have ten seconds your response to viewer Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling you uncooperative Christie's and when you get on the streets and block it people start to have a conversation about this existential situation that were hit were in when we say existential threat what we mean is a strike at GM by the united auto workers almost a half a century stay with us because fielder south of the sea You see to Mike is in order to start talking about the crisis what happens if you stand passively by the side of the road with a placard saying stop climate change is you just ignore the shows so in your capricious soul a new song by Michael Stipe his first solo recordings since the break-up of rem eight years ago Michael Stipe is donating proceeds from the song to extinction via body search strike it's the longest national walkout GM by the United auto workers and nearly fifty years workers are seeking higher pay protection of their healthcare rebellion. This is democracy now I'm Amy Goodman with Juan Gonzalez of forty eight thousand Workers General Motors have entered their fourth week on the company's latest offer saying go she said quote taken a turn for the worse and a letter to union members. UAW Vice President Terry Davis wrote quote the companies sponsored nothing to advance a whole host of issues that are important to you and your families at did nothing to provide job security during the term of the agreement we're joined now by Steve Frisk striking g therefrom bowling green touch on some of it moving out of the country the temporary workers those are two biggest issues right now and also worker former president of U. A. W. Local seven forty four he's currently a union steward joining us from a studio in Minneapolis Welcome to democracy now Steve I talk about the a million dollars and they have never given any of those scenes back to us that we voluntarily gave up not only that but they wanna take more away now healthcare which has become an issue since we went out on strike ten years eleven years ago this General Motors was going out of business bankruptcy sobe move forward ten years and they've made record profits for the last three years of just over thirty asking for more temporaries they'll move on our plants out of country to take them Mexico to China and now they're asking for concessions on our man's of the Union I mean this is historic it is the longest strike and nearly what half a century against GM that is benefits that was a obligation of General Motors and the UAW took that over to alleviate and hopefully bring them back from the brink and they were saved by by two in a group of people there employs and even more so the taxpayer this country wasn't for them Green Kentucky we've got a company had thirty five billion dollars in profits in the last few years we've got temporaries been here over seven years and are still temporaries whether flat tires these things happen in life and these people live on pins and needles every day just hoping something doesn't go wrong because if over half of what legacy employees of UA wgm make they have very few benefits no vacation time off GM will bring back some jobs from Mexico to the US could you talk a little more about the impact of the GM production from Bowling Green Mexico and China those are the two biggest ones that China has more General Motors employees now than does the United States. This is our acids preapproved they have three on paid vacation days a year and they have to be preapproved so life happens children get sick our biggest issue and then the real top issue is temporary employees and how they use them and there's no path for them to come to full time they're moving the work like I said out of the country which should really irritate the taxpayer of this country who bailed them out with the idea that we're going to keep work here in the the healthcare I don't know about you but that's the reason I took this job I used to have my own drywall I took it w officials announced they'd rejected that Mexico's we often hear president trump talking about how Mexico and China are stealing our jobs but it's really the multinational US companies that are making decisions just just to clarify that I'm from local seven twenty two but that's okay no problem our biggest issues obviously you heard the gentle there were some indications that there was progress in the talks lease on issues like wages but that apparently one of the big sticking points has been this issue of whether it states and have people work here and become productive members of society and now we're moving it out of the country obviously the earlier the gentleman said that's the bottom line here and auto worker in Mexico makes just under three dollars an hour and they're not unionized they're not allowed to basically by to go into places like China and Mexico for greater profits well yeah exactly I mean it's it's cheaper Labor I mean let's that's that's Co came out a few years ago and said if it wasn't for the UAW Ford would have been bankrupt they sacrificed and saved us in our darkest hour we did the same for General Motors but control unions and they really don't have a say in anything the biggest issue is I've had people say to me why you know while there they can be dismissed for any two minor shop rule violations they can be dismissed which means being late or anything else so it it it's it's not right gene with their employees obviously if you look at Ford Ford has an actually a a pretty good relationship with the UAW in fact they would've been gone we reopened our contracts voluntarily and gave up a lot of stuff cost of living increases we took over we tirees healthcare and last year so you look at the plants that are closing Lordstown Ohio Detroit him traffic we have a couple of transmission plants one in Baltimore and a few other and ears because we couldn't sell our house because the whole economy in that area just just went under it causes a lot of damage to families a lot of take some of these assembly plants have had temporary employees on their on their roles like that gentleman said for almost seven years they make just these jobs were saved keep them in this country and now we're moving them out last study that was done Chrysler has ninety verses of fathers and mothers not seeing their kids and they don't seem to understand that or they don't really seem to care the move to where I am now Hudson Hudson which I was lucky because I'm not too far from home a little over four hours but I leave my wife and kids down there for almost six leadership says and hopefully we're making progress forward again instead of taking two steps back like we did this weekend so let me ask you in terms of the waist I'm one of those people that worked in an assembly plant I worked at Janesville Assembly in Janesville Wisconsin and that plant closed down at the end of two thousand eight I had as long as it takes because you know we believe in what we're doing we believe that in this country the wealth keeps flowing up to the one percent and keeps going Asli they don't seem to understand it or they just don't seem to think that that's they have to work with their employees anymore and it's very upsetting you figure will be the time when General Motors will be forced to shut down its entire chain of operation as a result of the fact that he can't get these cars working for a lot cheaper my argument is are the vehicles cheaper that are coming from Mexico they're not it's just the profits are going up to the top they're not word is it worth keep losing the money that we're losing on a daily basis are we going to come out ahead or behind on this I I really don't if it's greater job security and commitment from GM to build more cars and parts in the United States this is Steve Ralphs Kia striking GM worker in Boston who percents utilization in this country of their facilities Ford had eighty two and General Motors is right about seventy and I've heard that's actually gone down even more now on this we're waiting GM came out with a secret proposal last night to the UAW we do not know what the contents of that is yet we're going to wait and see what in this country is making record profits to treat their employees who bailed them out in saved them the way they're treating their employees today oh Steve I all over the weekend I believe that they I think they miss understood our resolve when we went out I think they thought we could break us within the first two to three weeks like you said on Saturday it sounded like we were going to have a tentative agreement is it sounded really good and then it wants self overnight saw in Michigan and these people are out of work or they have to if they have enough seniority they have to transfer and that's people don't realize what it does to fan What this has really done is is what I've seen in my my local facility is it's actually strengthened the resolve people are mad people are mad and they're willing to stay on US back people are tired of the status quo well Steve Frisco in thank you so much for being with striking GM worker for President of U. A. W. Local seven twenty two and they brought gift cards for some of our temporary employees that are struggling a little more and it's just been the outpouring of solidarity has really aw plant which makes a Silverado and the Sierra so that has been closed because of the lack of parts now I heard there are other major facility down there go twenty four seven to get a deal done we are working hard we want to meet the challenges and I think we have currently a union steward when we come back we'll go to Chicago to speak with the head of the Chicago Teachers Union which has voted to go on strike next week stay with has had some shutdowns too so it's starting to have a trickle down effect I guess it's coming to a point where GM's got to make a decision on but recently instead of meeting us at the bargaining table to solve problems are counterparts who've focus their energy on preparing for strike rather than avoiding one we made preparations for a strike as over two thousand Chicago Park district workers with local seventy-three for more we go to Chicago Illinois where we're joined by just lightfoot accused the Union of not coming to the bargaining table with a proposal to counter the offers to district has made in recent weeks my team is of the leverage that the workers have given the Corporate America's a tech moved to just in time production when cited that we had to draw a line in the sand and say enough's enough the silver lining in this situation is the support that we have received from our in less than less to the ninety nine below and we're going to have two classes of people in this country pretty soon the extremely wealthy and the poor and we brothers and sisters of other unions teamsters Sei you teachers the Bakers Union I'm talking about everybody the steel workers they have come out in mass not just to our facility but to every facility in this country and helped out they walked the picket line with us they brought food Bergen alone this comes as about seven thousand school support staffers with the Service Employees International Union? Sei You have also thank you right now we're bargaining return to avoid a strike if possible we have a mayor who ran on the promise of educational equity on high quality provide wrap around services all the things which students need have to be in the collective bargaining agreement and that's what we're bargaining for that's been our position for adding basic educational supports in our schools we have a contract expired at the end of last year and you know we came to the table asking for Wade in the water performed by Chicago Musician Ramsey Lewis this is democracy now I'm Amy Goodman Juan Gonzalez well in Chicago Union what that means in terms of a willingness to take a new approach to a bargaining situation in twenty twelve rahm Emanuel she sharkey welcome to democracy now talk about the issues why the teachers union and SEI locals have decided to strike ears it's just that now we see both a mayor who ran on that platform there's been the general legislature in Illinois Pass Sharqi President of the Chicago Teachers Union he taught Social Studies in Chicago Public Schools for twelve years at Sun High School and Chicago Vocational Career Academy Circus said we'll bargain with you about money and benefits but we're unwilling to make commitments about all those other things as if they're dangling money in front of us and when we five thousand educators voted overwhelmingly to authorize a work stoppage demanding more staffing and lower class sizes. This is Chicago Teachers Union President School Funding Bill back in late twenty seventeen which provided an extra billion dollars a year into the school's budget so we have the money should be there for this there's in our schools are for librarians we have we have about one hundred twenty librarians and the entire city school libraries and so far little will there's also a red for ED movement a wave of strikes going on across the country from West Virginia all the way across the country Arizona Ban an eye opener and it's a welcome a welcome thing because unions have been struggling for many years in this country and it's nice to see that it's making Produced by you here in the United States well we're already seen some some fallout down they closed the silo Mexico between these negotiations what happened in two thousand twelve when it was mayor Rahm Emanuel and in power some people that are observed that we have the schools and and from West Virginia Kentucky Oklahoma Arizona you look across the country and there have been big movements to that effect we see that and we think this is our opportunity in Chicago so like actually win improvements in writing we need to see a contractual guarantee what's happened alpers billions of dollars in order to provide help for development projects and part of the city that has already very developed we stroke we held the line in some places not entirely this is different in like this is a situation where a nurse in every school every day Mojo public schools have nurse one day week we asked for supports for special education case managers For Council Jesse Sharkey we need staffing in nursing for social workers and for special education services we need enforceable caps in class size and yes Angeles and so we feel like this is our best opportunity in generation to actually deliver these improvements Jesse Sharkey I want to ask you what the difference is in Chicago is there are huge tax giveaways for the rich obviously nationally you see that with trump's tax giveaways but in a local level without looks like is deals which give the tide has turned in the country people WANNA see high quality education people don't think that the chronic underpaid for educators is appropriate they want resources going into the close schools open charter schools create basically a test score competition scheme together with school privatization and attack the Union refused to take it they become upset that we're not bargaining that faith our insistence is that the working and learn conditions in schools the things which makes school quickly needs to happen for strike not to take place and are you totally coordinating with Sei you will you agree together to strike or not to strike we're talking to Jesse Sharkey President of the Chicago Teachers Union so what do you see as the chronology leading up to next week what's going to happen and what specific for us there's a bunch of folks who work in the schools who actually need fair treatment economically so money wages do matter in this fight shoulder with them we're talking we're GONNA we're going to try to maximize unity in order to maximize power the bargaining table the group about seventy percent of them would qualify for free or reduced price lunch under federal poverty guidelines children so a new mayor in Chicago Lory lightfoot but the people negotiating with the same people that was there when Rahm Emanuel was in office could you comment on that will came at US guns blazing He had prior even prior to taking office he was already working to get lost change in Springfield which would take away our right to argued strike over how long the school day was over crucial parts of our evaluation he brought an out of town education privatize or who is going to us a lot of the workers in Chicago public schools that are low wage workers of the Park district talked about one of its members who was homeless for a period of time while to decide whether she's going to become a Rahm Emanuel two point oh or how Washington two point Oh and that this may be the decisive moment for that one your thoughts I like that I'm going to have to steal that that formulation I think that yeah I think the mayor's GonNa have to get paying benefits to but those things but paying benefits alone are not enough we care deeply about the learning and working conditions in our schools on Mondays Chicago Mayor Lori leaders in the nation's third largest school district are racing to reach an agreement to avert a teachers strike authorized to be later this month and late September twenty four if if the if there's no agreement reached it were were standing together on wages benefits and other crucial issues I wish that we didn't have to negotiate over nap time but the truth matters that four year olds three roles need naps phys young teachers understand that the the actual what's good for students involves the ability for them to nap have asked to Sei local represents other workers some of them into school districts some of them in the parks department their contracts expiring to how you are are are details in a for example the mayor said something in a press conference yesterday criticizing the idea that we were negotiating over naptime in preschool and this does have the ability to avoid a strike by delivering on the promises of the mayor made when she was campaigning in a lot of ways two thousand twelve was a defensive strike it was US trying to hold the line in in an environment in which other side had momentum in Wisconsin at us hard the unions coordinating their efforts or cooperating we're talking and truth matter is that we share similar whether we can have enforceable caps on class is reduced class sizes whether or not we can have nurses social workers and other critical staffing needs I'm working as a bus aid we have currently about seventy five percent of our education support staff who we call it professionals or ps or peas what we say is put it in writing if you're GONNA if you're gonNA campaign on the idea of basic education supports you put that in writing that could avoid a conflict as for now she hasn't been this profoundly disappointed he will not testify before Congress today we'll have the latest on the impeachment inquiry against President Trump tomorrow that does it for our broadcast but city gift two and a half million people you know negotiating that level of detail but when we get to the big issues the transcendent issues about and we want the schools to be places where we can be proud where there's a high quality education deliver for students so we think the public supports us in this kind of demands were there from Romsey administration and frankly from Daley's administration and before that so I it's really about US trying to hold up the he's the State Department has ordered Gordon Sunland the key figure in the house impeachment inquiry not to testify to lawmakers today sons Sunlen lawyer said in a statement any political establishment to his promises and to overcome the inertia of the way the system is run for so long that has the May herself actually been to the negotiating table yet we involved you know ask for coming to the table there will come a time for that were you the schools contract has a lot of sort of smaller act the ability to nap in for for full day preschool and our contracts so that's something that we negotiated about and I don't know if it's necessarily the case that we want the mayor author teacher time is protected pay and benefits if those issues the mayor wants to come in on and do the right thing then that will be appreciated we wanNA thank you very much for being with us and so if we're saying if this money for that there has to be money for the schools to do with schools need to be able to do in order to educate children and could you talk about the the the district has offered ICU that they would get whatever wage settlement the we get so in a way that made the argument for us so yeah we're standing shoulder you were rooting for the members of the UAW and OPTUS Warner

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"This. means. Hello, and welcome to the daily beans for Tuesday August fourth twenty. Twenty today's Sivan's filed his response to trump's new excuses to block them as ours subpoena and reveals he is indeed investing on the trump organization four of POMPEII AIDS or subpoenaed by the House foreign. Affairs Committee a top Federal Reserve official recommends a four to six weeks shut down to benefit the economy. Nevada passes a bill to mail all voters ballots amid the pandemic a retired general appointed to a position in the Pentagon that won't require Senate confirmation and Deutsche Bank opens a review into a personal banker to trump and Kushner. I'm your host Ag. Hey everybody big show today. Thanks to everyone for listening today. I will be speaking with David Enrich author of Dark Towers book back on the show is going to come back to discuss the Deutsche. Bank. RE opening of an investigation into Rosemary Rob. Lick. That's the banker that skirted policy to continue to lend money to trump and Kushner, and we'll have obviously headlines from under the radar. There's a bunch of News as you heard in the intro there and we'll do the good news block with Jordan Coburn. Well, per usual there is a lot of news to get to so let's dot notes. Pot notes. Lead story today at least in my mind is the new filing by Sivan's the Manhattan district attorney in his case to subpoena trump's tax firms cars for his Vance's grand jury investigation. If you're a long-time listener will come as no shock to you. What is in this filing, which was due today as part of an expedited schedule set by the DC district. Court. After the case was kicked back down by. The Supreme Court who roundly rejected trump's arguments to block the subpoena trump had argued that the subpoena was an overreach overly broad and should be considered void because the president can't be investigated due to some imaginary absolute immunity that he has. As you'll remember, the Supreme Court said that stupid paraphrasing but gave trump another shot at coming up with a better excuse and kicked it back down to the lower courts. The lower courts for the filing schedule and August. Third was Vance's deadline to respond to trump's request for dismissal. Now what I and a lot of us have been saying for a while now is advance was investigating the trump organization and trump or executives for fraud when they paid Cohen back for his pay off a stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal and advance was also investigating the trump organization for tax insurance fraud in response to both Cohen's testimony and the new. York. Times piece, which was bolstered by the financial documents Mary. Trump provided to the investigative reporters alleging that trump inflated his assets to the Bank to make him look better to get loans and deflated the value of his assets to defraud insurance companies but we had not had any confirmation on the scope of what Vance was investigating until today. The Manhattan, District Attorney's Office suggested on Monday that has been investigating president trump and his company for possible bank and insurance fraud, and that is a significantly broader inquiry. Then prosecutors have acknowledged in the past until now, the district attorney's inquiry had appeared largely focused on the hush money payments made in the run up to the two thousand sixteen presidential election to the two women I mentioned before who said they had affairs with Mr Trump, and in the new filing, the prosecutors did not directly identify the subject of their inquiry but said that the undisputed assertions and earlier court papers and now several news reports about Mr Trump's business practices showed that the office had a wide legal basis for the subpoena? Quote in light of these public reports of possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the trump organization. There was nothing improper or even unusual about the subpoena that's according to Vance in the filing today in fact. Vance cited newspaper investigations concluded the President may have illegally inflated his net worth and the value of his properties to lenders and insurers. They also included an article on Congressional testimony of his former lawyer, Fixer Medical Cohen who told lawmakers last year that the president had committed insurance fraud. Lawyers for the president have denied wrongdoing since the beginning. Mr Trump's lawyers argued last week. The subpoena was overly broad and politically motivated and presidential harassment and asked a federal judge Victor Marrero to block it and declared unenforceable the subpoena Temasek's not to trump but toomas ours. Mr Vance's office responded with filing on. Monday? Contending that Mr Trump's argument quote rests on the false premise that the grand jury investigation is limited to. So called Hush money payments made by Mr Cohen in two thousand sixteen. So basically, trump's lawyers are saying you want eight years of tax documents for a a hush money catch kill case that that happened in two thousand Sixteen Baloney that's overly broad. MR, Van said no, it's not because we're not just looking at the hush money payments quote. This court has already aware that this assertion is fatally undermined by undisputed information in the public record they. This is what the prosecutors wrote before citing the different media accounts in a recent federal court hearing Mr. Vans Office accused Mr Trump of dragging out the legal fight in order to effectively shield himself from criminal investigation quote or the President's lawyers are seeking here is delay that's according to done the lawyer in Mr Vance's office, and that's what the done told. Moreira, the judge. Mr also said the longer trump fights, the case, the greater, the chance that the statute of limitations will expire for any potential crimes that may have been committed effectively granting the president immunity. So abusing the court system to delay, the case is an effective way to get immunity by by allowing the statute of limitations to laps. and Mr Dunn argued, let's not delay kill the case. Jaysekulow lawyer for the president that douchebag he denied after the hearing that Mr trump slurs were per pursuing a strategy of delay our strategy seeks due process. That was an email Mr secular sent. If Mr Vance succeeds in eventually obtaining Mr Trump's records. However, they are unlikely become public. We've said this a million occasions because they will be shielded by grand jury secrecy rules very sacrosanct. It's very, very limited that you get these grand jury materials. In fact, the grand jury materials and the Muller case are still being adjudicated in court. The records might only emerge later if criminal charges brought in the records are introduced at trial that is likely when we will see them. or at least we'll be able to glean what's in them if we see indictments. Another thing we learned from the Vance filing today is that he is hired former department of Justice Solicitor General Under Clinton to appear Pro Hac Vicky, or for this occasion only in the subpoena case, his name's Dylan Jer and dillinger's said previously that Judge Moreau's opinion in the case was quote an emphatic rejection of the imperial presidency claim that a president cannot even be investigated. Prosecuted not just indicted but couldn't even be investigated. In fact, if we remember when we covered the oral arguments for this and the arguments and in lower court system, we had talked about how their argument was actually if in a in a hypothetical if trump actually shot someone on fifth avenue that the police wouldn't even be able to stop him from brandishing the gun nor would they be able to arrest him detained him or gate him for the murders? Also issue impending statute of limitations are nearing and could hinder authorities from pursuing charges of a case is warranted, and for that reason, they argue every day that goes by is another day trump effectively achieves the temporary absolute immunity that was rejected by this court, the Court of Appeals, and to the Supreme Court further trump's new claim says that the subpoena is overbroad and issued A. Shoot. It was issued in bad faith for political purposes and has been raised in arguments throughout the litigation that led to the major supreme court ruling but was never formally presented by trump's legal team allowing them to raise it now that the immunity issue is dead. The DA also says trump's argument fails for the additional reason that it rests on the false premise that the grand juries investigation is limited to. So called Hush money payments made in two thousand sixteen in seeking to justify the pursuit of his tax records dating twenty eleven. Prosecutors cited past media reports documenting what they characterize as possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the trump organization dating back over a decade, and if you remember in our coverage of the Manafort case and the manafort trial, he was able to be prosecuted. For very old tax crimes because he kept crime ing the statute of limitations clock doesn't start ticking until you stop crying in that particular set of criminal activities and so if there is an ongoing continual annual defrauding of the government, an insurance companies, then it can go back as far as it needs to go back and that is why they're asking for eight years worth of tax documents here because they aren't just trying to get the hush money catching kill fraud case which Cohen's in jail for by the way. We'll continue to cover the stories unfolds obviously. And also this just in the house oversight and reform. Committee on. Monday has asked the Postmaster General Louis Luigi Joy to answer questions at an upcoming hearing as concerns mount over delivery delays and how they could affect impact mail and voting chairwoman. Carolyn Bologna announced the committee sent a letter to joy asking for his testimony on September seventeenth to examine operation changes to the postal. Service Maloney wrote a letter to joy saying quote the Committee on oversight and Reform Request Your testimony at a hearing to examine recent changes to the US. Postal Service operations and standards and the need for on time mail delivery during the ongoing pandemic and election, which you may know maybe held largely by mail in ballot. Letter indicates that Maloney tried to schedule the hearing this week but the postmaster general had a meeting with the Board of governors and couldn't make it Maloney said staff confirmed his availability for September seventeenth. So now, it's what's going on with that and as you know I mean. I posted to twitter like why September seventeenth? Well, as it turns out, there is a congressional recess and so. You know it's sort of actually going. Faster than it seems because they're going to be You know they're on break all month. So they were going to do it this week but now it's going to be. September seventeenth, which is I believe. I'm looking at the calendar here Labor Day is the seventh. They come back on the eight. It's only nine days after they get back in session. I personally wouldn't be taking these vacations in the middle of this, but this actually set up this vacation and this this congressional schedule was set up and agreed to last January. So here we are. And for Mike Pompeo's AIDS have been subpoenaed and we'll be right back with that story and more with headlines from under the radar Jordan Coburn stay with us. Missile Geeze. Hey everybody. Thanks for listening to the daily beans. 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Listeners get ten percent off your first month. Just go to better help dot com slash daily beans. Hey everybody. Welcome back it is time for headlines from under the radar with Jordan. Coburn. How are you? Hey, I'm doing great. It is a beautiful day outside the sun is shining. It's nice. Yeah. It's not too hot today I'm I'm doing the windows open thing today. So yeah, I did I. Did remember though that here the summer dense ago until like August August I like October. Yeah we'll have that heat wave. Yes. We will like, and then we'll have one final week of hotness in November, and then it'll then we'll get our second winter. Yeah. Yeah. You know how it goes. How are you good I'm doing good. Thank you just been cleaning today and doing some chores and some laundry and you know feeding the animals and. All that good stuff trying to get. Get everything ready for our vacation, which again to tell everybody is August twenty, four, th through the twenty eighth there will be content we will put stuff out so you won't be left high and dry. You'll. You'll still get shows. It just won't be up to the minute breaking headlines from the day before. But we do have quite a few of those for today and I can go ahead and kick us off because yesterday you know we reported that the House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Angle had subpoenaed Mike Pompeo to answer questions about a bunch of Shit he did wrong but today. From Kyle Cheney politico angles also issued subpoenas for four of Pompeo, senior aides including Brian Balado that's the under secretary of State for management and a longtime pompeo like. ACOLYTE. Also deputy assistant secretary of State Mike. Miller. Former deputy assistant secretary of State Merrick string and senior adviser to Pompeo Tony Porter. Subpoenas aren't an escalation in the confrontation with the State Department, which has resisted repeated oversight attempts by the committee. Since the impeachment all you know last year since impeachment investigations. Quote the administration continues to cover up the real reasons for Mr Lennox firing by stonewalling the committee's investigation and refusing to engage in good faith this is from. Bengal wrote. To the oversight. House oversight. Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney Senator Bob Menendez. These top done Democrats on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee sent said in a joint statement. And they say that that stonewalling from Pompeo has made, these appears necessary. But Lotto is seen by Democrats is the linchpin by the way was the inspector general that was fired at Pompeo's request. And Balado is seen as the linchpin in their investigation and enforcer of sorts for Pompeo who link said attempted to bully him into shying away from sensitive investigations about pompey's abuse of taxpayer resources and stewardship of an arms sale to Saudi Arabia. The other aides, Democrats say were aware of the circumstances, of Lennox, departure or of two investigations that he said, raise questions about pompey's actions when it testified to the house, Foreign Affairs and the House oversight and government reform committees last month leading the panels to request interviews with Balado and the other aides. had been slated to appear on July second but Democrats deferred to State Department request for a delay on the eve of his testimony citing the need to review the recently completed Inspector General's report on the Saudi Arms Sale Democrats also agreed to postpone the other witness depositions until after BILOTTA's appearance. But by Monday their patients had run out. This is from politico they say quote the strained. Relationship Between Lineker Balado was at the heart of the Communities Investigation Balado told the committee that Lennick botched an investigation into his own office handling of a sensitive report about political retaliation inside the State Department which leaked to the media. Ahead of its release Linda was cleared in that probe Pentagon watchdog Glenn Fine, who's also been fired by the way whom linear could ask to conduct the review. Lennick told lawmakers he faced pressure to stop probing the Saudi arms sale which pompeo allies said was policy a policy dispute rather than a question of management. Lennick said his response was that he was investigating the implementation of the policy which was within the inspector general scope and Linda also emphasized that a lot was among the smaller inner circle of pompeo aides who were informed of his ongoing probe upon Pao's use of government resources, and we as we know was also investigating the role of Pompey's wife Susan Pompeo and what role she played at the department and whether she and her husband improperly you State Department staffers to run personal errands for them so. That's all going down and now they've they're like, you know what? Fine. We're just hear some subpoenas. Then if you won't, you know continue to stonewalls won't send documents won't won't appear voluntarily. So we'll see how that goes God same story over and over again different details. He I know right just fill in the blanks yet it's infuriating. I can. anyways. Cool I got a Nevada story. So Nevada state legislator they pass the bill that's GonNa Guarantee Mail in ballots to all active voters. So that's overwhelmingly good news. Yeah but trump pretty pretty much immediately came out and he's threatening the bills he's GonNa he's like Starting to challenge the bill because he saying, it's an attempt to steal the election from him and it's another. You know he tweeted out this like. This is it's against so bad. He says in an illegal late night coup. Again. With the coup obsession dude in an illegal, he wants to be cooed so bad no one's GonNa coup. Bro You're fucking not at that point in your dictatorship yet. All right. I know you wish you were but you're not known fucking doing you. Okay. anyways. He goes in an illegal late night coup Nevada's governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the State Post? Office. Could never handle the traffic of male in votes without preparation using Kovin to steal the. See you in court The whole state of Nevada. Going to be hard to fit in there but I think he's He's Yeah. He's just the fucking. I started singing the jingle in my head whenever I read something horrible that he's done and it just go just the worst and then I just move on because it's like I have to acknowledge it. Some way. And Music Music is a great way to acknowledge something but also like protect your salt. So. us the worst I like I. Keep going because I can't not acknowledge it. You know like if you stop a really acknowledging that I, I'm terrified I'm going to start to think that it's like you know normal and I certainly don't think I'll ever believe it's acceptable but it is just really fucking bad. But to just explain some more of you know focus on the good news part of it because I believe trump will not be successful in taking this bill down but Nevada the past it was called. Assembly bill four in June. Their primary election just was the same case that we saw play out in Georgia. People just waiting hours and hours and hours to cast ballots. They didn't have enough polling places. It was just a complete pandemic fuelled mess and the bill is supposed to be designed to get eliminate those long lines. They actually have a minimum requirement for polling locations that need to be set up. So they're attacking that issue head on, and then all of the centers need to be able to the mail in ballots that every active voter will be getting now, and we'll also be receiving in the future in the event of any other statewide disaster emergency declaration. So it's a really good bill Yeah I mean not to give all the spotlight to Donald. Trump. shadiness. I'd like to just commend Nevada for getting a good bill passed or what appears to be good bill. Yeah. He he just said in in his presser the only lasted about fifteen minutes. The final question was by Oh, a n and then he just sort of walked off after fielding the question he wanted to answer he said he's probably going to sue. Nevada tomorrow is I think when when we should be able to see that lawsuit. Now, what I expect to happen is that I mean you know they could put a stay on this or they could you know put give a stay in favor of Nevada and say, Hey, this is their bill. You know we'll see what happens but trump is probably going to sue. Over this tomorrow, I mean I definitely don't know enough about the precedence that exist for that type of lawsuit but I really feel like the state would be granted in Nevada's favor not trump's. But. I would. I would hope. So yeah. Yeah. That with that being said, it's literally just a feeling coming from. From your usually like to err on the side of the Constitution, which gives the state's control over their own elections and so we would you would like to think. That the courts would be like, Oh, I think will air on the side of being constitution. Instead of you know trump's wild outrageous claims. Absolutely. He is actually in control of states, voting rules that we'll see absolutely because what does he have to prove in court than that? It is the case that mail in voting overwhelmingly results in fraud is, is that what he has to win because if that's what he has to win good fucking luck I can't imagine a judge ruling on that who knows what his? Excuse. Does your will be I mean. It's all like when when he came back to to refile his. Disagreement with the subpoenas in the Vance case for Mazari's you know there were like, all right. What's this bullshit excuse this time at first time it was it was too broad and it would be too burdensome for him. Yeah. Respond to even though it was Maziarz had to respond and that he had absolute total blanket presidential awesome immunity and you couldn't touch them and they they said no to that and so then they're like, oh, what's his next bullshit excuse and and his you know his followup bullshit excuses were just as good as the first bullshit ones and so we'll see we'll see I mean you know I I can't think of a legitimate reason why but that hasn't stopped him. From doing this kind of thing, filing these kinds of lawsuits before. and. He's also I mean you know he's done so many things to sort of skirt the rules and find loopholes to make end runs around shit in fact the next story up here is that controversial trump administration pick for a top Pentagon post has been placed into a senior role days after his nomination hearing was canceled amid. Opposition to his nomination retired Army Brigadier General Anthony. Totta had formally withdrawn his nomination to be a Defense Department Undersecretary of defense for policy and has been designated quote the official performing the duties, the Deputy Undersecretary of defense for policy reporting to the Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Dr James Anderson. And so when the nomination hearing for Totta was canceled, Thursday trump told aides, the plan was to put him in a position. He could have without a confirmation hearing and this is according to a source familiar with the discussions. The role he'll be a now is essentially the deputy or the deputy of the role that he had been nominated for. A little step below but he'll be doing the duties of the role that trump wanted him to do that. He couldn't get nominated for Steve vladeck CNN's Surpreme Court analyst. Professor at University of Texas School of law, and we've had a guest on this show. Multiple. Times said in a tweet Sunday the administration's move is an it's all a naked Enron around the federal provisions that bars Totta from being named to the same position he was nominated for unless he spent ninety days as the first assistant to the position. The clock is now running according to Vladic. He. Also says what's especially ridiculous about todd is that they nominated him to the position and he's withdrawing only because he wasn't going to get confirmed. It's pretty messed up system when the guy who the Senate was about to Knicks can effectively ended up with the same job anyway. So These sorts of things. And and trump's been playing fast and loose with the vacancies act for a long time now and he's been. Everybody's an acting this an acting that, and he talks about how he likes it that way and it just sort of kind of resembles Putin's cabinet. Everybody's there. The discretion of Putin everyone sort of acting. These you know these. Yup. Yup. Precisely and and he's now if basically. Said I don't need Senate confirmation I'll put people were I wanna put him right underneath where I'd put him make him acting where I wanted to put them and then and there you go. I don't have to worry about your Senate confirmation bullshit which takes one of the checks and balances away from the constitutionally provided checks and balances system. So yeah, they act like dogs when they act are cute and shit when you go to adopt one and they're on their best behavior like look me like this ask Sylvia look at this shit. Yeah, and then like which he has exactly, they're just trying to get pick like people on a first date you know. Yeah I'm totally, not, insane. Jars in my own toenails in my closet and. You should take me out on a second date. As. Yes totally, and then little do A. Of these subjects no. As soon as they're actually made official that's the least attractive thing to commitment phobes psychopath narcissist, and you immediately become of zero value to trump at that point and you can expect to be fired. Oh it's harder for me to get rid of you well then. I don't like that at all Yup Yup. Definitely. Sure All right. So this this headline coming out this is something that I had I don't know if you remember ag I had brought this up because my older sister Amanda had actually said this. Herself and I thought it was very surprising because she typically you know tends to have very moderate. Sometimes. Republican. Sometimes Democrat views but she's definitely not like you know us like a super super leftist. She had said why can't we just mandate the whole country shut down for like six weeks and we just get this super on unlock and will you know guarantee as much as possible that the spread stops and? fucking get this under control. So we can get back on track and there is a Federal Reserve official top Federal Reserve official who came out Sunday saying that exact same thing he said that the US economy could benefit if the nation were to lockdown lockdown really hard were his exact words for four to six weeks. These are words that are coming out of Neil Cash Cari he's president of the Minneapolis. Bank he told face the nation CBS. He said quote if we don't do that and we just have raging virus spreading throughout the country with flair ups and local lockdowns for the next year or two, which is entirely possible. We're going to see many many more business bankruptcies and he also addressed you know Mnuchin he's said in response to suggestions of of stricter lockdowns or with a lock anti looks like. And the also the concept of adding debt via current virus relief packages Mnuchin is said we need to be aware of the debt that we're putting onto the shoulders of future generations in direct response to that cash curry said I I'm not worried about it. Congress should use this opportunity to support the American people and the American economy. If we get the economy growing, we will be able to pay off the debt so. There are people Yes. There are there are more people that seem to be. Getting on board with this concept of trying to I mean it's not even nipping in the bud at this point that the the the things long overgrown but it's trying to just re set in some fucking way and get back to a more manageable space because right now as we know as it's been said by even trump's top people, it's out. Of Control Corona virus has complete control right now. Yeah. Now, we had reported on this last week when I read former Obama health official Andy Slava's thread about this exact same thing, and then you know we've been talking about this on the podcast is the only way to move forward you know with Shutting Down Interstate Travel Shutting Down Inter district. Travel. Be Like shutting down hard just like Kashkari said for four to six six to eight weeks and that would free up. P. P. would free up testing it would be able to find an. Cases as they as they popped up in small numbers ten twelve, you know you know twenty cases as opposed to. You know thousands, and and so that was Andy Slava. It's a point, and then of course, you know we've been talking about this here on this podcast since we saw in February when Doug McNeil went on motto and WHO's been reporting on pandemic for decades and said this, this is how we have to do this, and if we don't do this, it'll be out of control and the community spread. Once it's reached a tipping point. We you know it'll be really really hard to contain. And you know we're getting to that point if we're not already beyond it, and so I think that it's really interesting that Cash Cari is now on board with the hard shutdown. So. Yeah, totally. But I concur I. Agree because we the like we said the cheap ends up becoming more expensive. If you ride this fence kind of on and off for a couple of years and you have to keep putting out two and three, trillion dollar, you know recovery and stimulus packages, it's going to end up costing tens of trillions of dollars when. You do it once. Yeah. Yeah. Well, it's like we're we're on this sinking ship that's crossing the ocean and instead of just keeping everything corked up until we can get to the other side where like let's were playing this game like let's see how many bottle corks we can take out of these holes that we've been filling in and see if we can. Get to the other side successfully that way it's like really stupid dangerous idea like stop like tell you what team may you remove the CORKS team? Be You get buckets and try to bail water out and team? See you try to put the corks back in everybody? Exactly exactly. In sparky the pirate you can just take your your your peg leg in there. For the duration and we'll call it a frigging done deal. Okay. Everybody we're going to be fine. Just stay down lock lock down and let's fucking get there we're. So it's such a run around right now it's like it's breaking. Everybody's brains. Nobody can get any sort of brain wrapped around like there's no end in sight the way that it's going right now. No there's not and and if you want to trust the trump administration's vaccine. Warp speed thing that's happening. Go right ahead. But I you know if it's if it's reasonably another year before half of Americans can get inoculated. If we shut down for six to eight weeks we would be able to then go back to some semblance of normalcy and keep flare ups under control. The way it is right now we have no control over it particularly since we have no testing and tracing capabilities and we aren't funding states to do that So here we are Yup Nice. Well thank you for that. Think you for that story. I know you'll be back with me for the good news block but before that and right after this break I'm GonNa talk with David Rich and an incredible article. Investigative New York Times piece that he's done about a new the that actually their investigation caused Deutsche Bank to open up a probe into some stuff going on with Rosemary I can never see her name fabric and and you know the millions of dollars she lent Kushner companies. So stick around you don't WanNa. Miss that we'll be right back. 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So Georgia Bank has launched an internal review of real estate deal that took place in twenty thirteen between a company partially owned by Jared, Kushner Kushner companies and an investor in Kushner companies in three employees of Deutsche Bank including Rosemary Rab Lick, and joining me today to discuss this story is. Somebody who wrote the story and author of the Book Dark. Towers Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump and an epic tale of destruction David Enrich David. Thanks for speaking with me today not from revenue. Yeah. Well, you know we had John when the book came out figure we bring you back since you are the Rab Lick expert, my personal opinion I'm certainly the. Obsessive. She is in my great. Well, so you you Jesse drucker wrote this piece for the New York Times How did we find out about this real estate deal? Well, they're Kushner on. On Friday night he ended vodka trump, each release, their annual financial disclosure forms, and these are things they do every year that disclose an over scores of pages, hundreds and hundreds of thousands of individuals, financial transactions that they've done in the previous year and all the different assets. Now it's income they've made from his assets and these things don't change all that much from year to year and I give my colleague Jesse drucker credit here, and he is so familiar with pouring over these things. Day In and day out that he immediately noticed that there is a new basically new. LLC that had been added to this long lists. No is called burgle seven fifteen associates and that just immediately jumped out to Jesse as something that you know it hadn't been in the previous years disclosures and a little bit of quick Internet search led us to see that one of the transactions that burgle seven fifteen had recently done or it looks it came in recent Google searches was with Rosemarie braddock and. A little more digging through public records showed that burgle seven fifteen had sold an apartment at her in a few a couple of your colleagues back in two thousand thirteen, and that's a pretty surprising situation and there's for a number of reasons. It was weird to begin with that radic head gone on buying a Park Avenue apartment in Manhattan along with two of her colleagues both of them were subordinates so that that had struck me as weird I'd seen that years ago just as I was doing due diligence on. In never really been able to make heads or tails but the stranger thing was that a company that was it least partly controlled by Jared Kushner was selling Manhattan real estate to his banker at the time. which is not a real no no. If you are a banker to be doing side personal business. With one of the bank's clients, it creates very real potential for a conflict between your personal interests in the banks interests. Especially, if you're lending millions of dollars. To that person or at least vehicle at the bank that's doing that and. I. Quote. Here's a question for you. What do you think prompted Deutsche Bank to look into this or say that they're going to look into this transaction or? Because I mean you know Y-. You just said Jesse drug pouring over these things that stood out to him. They were looking you know he was looking in there and you just a couple of quick google searches and you're able to see that this was cleared Do you think that that the Georgia Bank looking into? It was a product of y'all finding out about it or Kushner disclosing it or four, and then of course, what prompted Kushner to disclose it differently from how he had in the past I mean are there do you think there might be some other sort of outside forces you know that that are because these guys? Tend to not fall into line and report their shit unless something. Prompts them to show we better get this down on paper so it doesn't look like we were covering it up. I mean look with Deutsche Bank I can tell you drucker called me Saturday morning with all worked up and excited about this. I quickly got very excited to, and then later on Saturday called the bank and a said look I, tell you what we found and I wanna get your comment and the guy was talking to on the phone they're just burst into laughter like he couldn't believe what he was here, and so this is the first time the bank. The bank says, this is the first time they had heard about when we brought to their attention it's always possible especially with Deutsche Bank that they are that's a lie and they already had no about just pretending to be surprised. Now that's being brought to the public's attention. I'm inclined to believe them though that they didn't know about this and. Why is Kushner at now? Again, it depends on whom you believe I guess and Kushner for all it's worth noting had a track record on these financial disclosure forms. I. Think this is the fourth iteration of them that he's filed and they routinely have inaccuracies or judged mistakes that need to be sorted out after the fact there there have been inconsistencies. On different things he's disclosed from year to year in the past, and so it's possible that it was a mistake not previously disclosed his interest in. That's what we understand from talking to people familiar with Kushner's finances and from talking to the Kushner companies is that this was the disclosure on Friday was triggered by the fact that two of the units in This Park Avenue Building that burned seven fifteen controls were sold and that generated way somewhere between one in five million dollars income for jared Kushner and that's what triggered the reporting requirement. So based on that. If you take that at face value the this is this kind of like an you know a random set of events basically that Kushner with reporting requirement got triggered. Kushner reports said Jesse Drucker is amazing and saw this I call Deutsche Bank and then that triggers an internal investigation now. You know that's that's probably the most probable. Scenario but. We've all learned over the past several years not that sometimes weird things are afoot and it's certainly true that Deutsche Bank and Kushner right now are both under a tremendous amount of pressure to come clean about some of the stuff that they've been involved with in the past and I. got a fresh reminder of that today We're now learning that the New York district attorney is conducting a criminal investigation of Dental Bank fraud insurance fraud as it relates to the trump organization, and that relates to that a lot of pressure on all of these parties to be. Parent seeming more responsive and more accountable and I certainly think in case of the bank invest launching this investigation of Rab like that. They are taking pains to at least appear publicly as if they are turning over a new leaf and are trying to be a much better behaved and you know less sketchy institution. Gives that was my thought? Too I didn't think we had the the house. Three House committees. One of them had subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and capital one but that is now sort of on hold. But we did have the Vance. Investigation which you just brought up the Manhattan district. Attorney. WHO's trying to get the MAZAAR documents and we know deutchebanks all over those and it looks like he's To me, he's probably GonNa win that case but. You know who knows we don't know but again you're you know it just seems like. Oh, we might. You know be in the spotlight here again let's try to. Cover our early year like you said, give the appearance of looking legitimate and not at all but weird and so. You've discussed though you talked about rape lick in your book the Dark Towers what other connections does she have to the trump's through? Deutsche Bank. Is basically the reason that the trump and Kushner families and companies have access to the modern financial system and she both in particular that trump and they were off limits the mainstream banking world as recently as two thousand and eleven because of their, you know very well pronounced pattern of loan defaults and bankruptcies and Kushner, who had in the Kushner family had been longtime clients of Ravlic I I at Bank of America, and then at Deutsche Bank when she arrived there in the mid two thousand and jared Kushner and married Ivanka. Trump in two, thousand, nine and it, and then into cousin eleven brought his new father-in-law over to meet fabric at Deutsche Bank and do they really hit the to really hit it off trump cabinet and that became the basis for the reintroduction or rejuvenation of the Deutsche, bank trump relationship and Stan rabbits division of the bank the private banking division started lending hundreds of millions of dollars to trump and his company, and also started making very big personal and business loans to to Kushner her his family and his company. So this. Is the most important person in the universe of the trump Kushner kind of financial world. I would say she is the person who single. Has, provided them their companies with and several hundred million dollars over the past several years, and we've seen some weird real estate transactions with trump You know if think about the red love left purchase of that mansion and the resale of it. But here you do say in this article that there's really no evidence that you can find yet that that this property was sold to Vrai Blake and her two associates for less than market value and there's nothing. Terribly, odd about them turning around and selling it for the profit that they sold it at. But you know I mean still it's it's so I would qualify that a little bit right. There's there's we have no. That was my question you. Sorry. You're right. You're right. You're right. I mean there's I do think look it's a they bought it from this burgle seven fifteen entity for one and a half million dollars. It's a small apartment and it's a very desirable neighborhood on the upper east side of Manhattan but it's a roughly nine hundred square foot one bed, one bath apartment, and so it's not that's not a price prices completely out of whack with prevailing rosy it's a little unusual that they sold it. So quickly, they made a a decent profit the weird thing though is that in-between buying it in. June of two, thousand thirteen and then selling it and I believe October of two thousand, fifteen a in in two, thousand fourteen. So in between those two things, the three bankers who had perk got on purchase together transferred the property to another LLC that is that was registered in the home of rabbi, and so there's something a little bit strange about the E. D. being transferred barely a year after the original purchase, and then you know less than a year after the deed was transferred to get sold and there's so again that's not all evidence of wrongdoing or even a really suspicion of wrongdoing. It's it's a bit unusual and and again, what's extremely unusual is that A banker, especially a well Recently well regarded and very experienced banker graphic. But I will go in on a real estate transaction with two of her subordinates and that is not something I've ever seen before and. I know that some people deutchebanks visas or publicly reported transactions and some people had been you know they'd have raised their eyebrows what was going on there and and then turn out that the purchase was from an entity not only part owned by but clearly publicly affiliated with good. The the burgle stands Stanford's two families named smush together. and. The second half of the names is from a very close family friend and longtime business partner of the. Kushner. So it's a little bit of due diligence would've on unraveling. Part would have turned up I think that that something that was connected to if not owned by the Kushner's and and again, that's something that any experience is going to know is at the very least should be disclosed her employer if not avoided over it. Yeah, I mean it's very suspicious to me although I tend to be suspicious. Of this family but you know to to to buy in the name of an LLC, transfer the deed to her personally, and then sell it where she gets the prophets and this is after Kushner's married Ivanka and after trump's been introduced and after. You know. Been Helping, trump, get all these loans that he should never have gotten and who knows Internet time that no other bank would yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Knows who co-signed these loans I mean I think I know but we don't have that proof yet but. So he you know here, we are now where it's now they've. Taken, they took a deliberate step to put the property to transfer deed to her so that she could sell it and received the Prophet just. That seems a little suspicious to me, but you're right it. Let's just say everything's above board. It's just it just so happens this just so happens that to do a to do a transaction with two of your subordinates with a Kushner tied. Pray You know partially owned company? That's Raises eyebrows at, but I am surprised Georgia banks looking into it. They don't see. They never seem to me like the type to look into something. So I feel like the fact that they are sort of lends credence to people's suspicions are you in I totally agree with that I think there's I was surprised that they said and they've done a very. Good job over the past couple of years of really circling the wagons around Ravlic just because she's been in such intense spotlight and you know the last thing in the world they want is for her to get angry and feel betrayed into walk off with all these documents that I'm sure she's got and and make a couldn't. She can make a huge. Public there'd be a become a huge public nuisance for them, and so the fact that they are now. Not, throwing her under the bus but making clear that that's not outside the realm of possibility is an and they that surprise me. She she makes perfect fall guy right except except for the fact that she has. A whole lot of information on a whole lot of important people so. Well thank you for coming on and explaining this to US everybody check out this new. York Times, and of course, check out the book Dark Towers. By David enrich and you'll I hope you'll come back on once we you know we get any kind of results or sort of what deutchebanks Georgia Bank uncovers in this in this investigations probe that they're doing if we ever find out. Well thank you I appreciate that we'll talk soon it's my pleasure. All right everybody stick around. We'll be right back after this with the good news. France Edgy here in this segment, a daily means is brought to you by our sponsor fit bod. A lot of us are home quarantining binge-watching shows all day like we're cemented to the couch I am and I know it I wasn't as active as I should be, but that changed with bod recently, I started realizing during this pandemic, it's important for my health. 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To mail letters to blue voters to encourage them to vote or registered to vote I've signed up to twenty letters so far and planned to do more soon as my stamps arrive I'm excited to people I'm excited to be able to help despite my introverted nece by encouraging people to vote and helping fund the USPS I. Am very thankful for the other League Manetti sharing this kind of activism with you ladies share with people like me. Thanks for all you do and I hope you enjoy your much deserved vacation. Yeah. Thank you. Beautiful and God that is the benefit of having a podcast. It has a wide listener base when you tell us Dope Shit and then we say it just makes it. So that more people do said Dope Shit is fucking. Yeah Yeah. I know it also makes me very overly concerned about like saying not dope shit and having people. Want. To. Do. Yes that is true. There is another side to that coin. However said listeners are very, very incredible. Listener base can see through. What? What Dope Shit they should do and what I'm just catching about I'm I'm pretty sure. Pretty sure. Next up from anonymous she her. Allison told us to go ourselves. I don't think that that was real. Yeah you're correct. Next up from anonymous she and I would never say that made no sense but you know what? I'm saying anything. You know autographs welcome you know. Where waste everyone waste paper and Electricity the don't just don't you know better next up from anonymous she her I had to have a covert task because of symptoms, but it was negative due to a chronic condition symptoms and the whole process here in Chapel Hill North Carolina was simple and quick I know it is not in other places but I was grateful that my health system tested me got me results and did it fast awesome is so awesome hickeys yeah I've seen I've seen mixed reviews from people about how long they've had to wait for the results in how the process has been but I really do hope overall people are having you know better experiences and they are worse ones. In, congratulations on testing native year. From Bonnie and she her body says after many years of contemplation I had weight loss surgery in June today, I cleaned out my closet for a single mom needing work appropriate clothes I could have sold them but feels better to pass them along just a few more thirteen gallon bags and more to go than my gosh. Awesome. Totally God that feels a. So much of that mess just feel. So you know lifting and and getting getting rid of flake stuff regardless of the reason is is. A. Really Nice feeling. Yeah. As as soon as I can go back to my old office is still closed because of corona virus but I used to basically keep all my clothes in there on a on a clothes rack like I bought one of those Rowley clothes racks and like put all my hung up my work clothes their because my. Work was the only place I work clothes everywhere else I would be at the gym or you know wearing yoga shit or whatever, and so as soon as I go back there I'm going to boxes and boxes of all of these you know just express kind of you know buttoned up blouses and shit like that I'll keep a handful if I ever you know get the experience of television appearances or anything like that or having to meet with I. Don't know you know slicer any I don't know. Something like that. Yeah. Having to look respectable. You know where that we're the we're the Fleischer wear isn't GonNa do I'll probably just keep a handful, but I was planning on donating the rest to I know like there's a lot of women who need you know especially homeless women who are. Going out to do job interviews and stuff like that, and they need that kind of stuff and so that was going to be my plan. Now it's going to be my plan for that. I'm with. With you. Next, up from Sabine pronouns she her. Defenders of democracy and free speech. I finally have some good news to report I live in Europe and the covert situation where I live is pretty good. Life is sort of back to an adapted version of normal, but I didn't want to rub that in. Further, good news. That was why I was very careful it. It's okay. It's pretty good sort of back to an adapted version of normal man. I'm sure it's absolutely wonderful actually. It's like fucking house. Don't don't worry about it. Further good news I've been listening to your podcast and so was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and even now that I've returned to my home country I to listen religiously as you keep me up to date with all going on the US and with people that I love dearly side note my mom was completely convinced trump would be removed because when my dad worked at NIH in Maryland when we lived in the US in the seventies, my parents saw the whole Watergate unraveling and Nixon, stepped down. So my mom was convinced that history would be repeated and I would witness trump's downfall allows it was not to be anyways back to the good news. I have very dear friends in Marin county who are extremely active politically and in their community. They help out food soup kitchen they dry food to home for the elderly etc and make calls on of the Biden campaign and urged people to register etcetera to me. These things are alien here in the Netherlands everyone has is registered automatically. There is no difference in the number of polling stations based on the economic social status of a neighborhood or county voting by mail. Is Normal and has been for as long as I can remember to learn what the GOP does to make voting difficult dangerous near impossible for a great number of people angers and sickens me anyway I asked my friend there. If there's anything I could do. Yes. I could write postcards. So now I'm writing cards on behalf of Northern, California and the Carolina and W. c. p.. Yes. I'm so happy I can finally do something even though the strangest thing I've ever done in terms of being politically active here re corona you would hand out leaflets on a train station or give flowers or balloons on a city square. If I can help swing one vote. It's all worth it like I keep saying to my American friends I've tried it with my Dutch friends but they all just stare at me vote blue and vote in numbers too big to manipulate. Let's hope on November fourth. We all have hope again Americans in general and in particular Hope for dreamers. Black. People Latinos. Muslim Asians LGBTQ plus community members and anyone who feels insecure in the current environment have hope for a better future a future in which everyone will have the same opportunities and choices. I I'll be biting my nails and ripping my hair out on November third because the world could not survive another four years of this corrupt evil Combo of trump. McConnell embar. The only orange I want to see after November fourth is the whole the whole bunch including Ivanka. Don Jr. Eric Jared etcetera an orange colored jumpsuits being escorted to jail. Yes. To. God do you remember what used to put them on our fantasy? A diamond leaks consistently thinking that that was like actually maybe a possibility. At the time I remember December of two thousand seventeen being like they were going to I. Know they're going to get Don Jr. any minute now for that you know for accepting Soliciting and accepting foreign help. nope Yep, he really leveled up with bar. That was a massive level up for him in his dastardly deeds. Dastardly. God. All right. Thank you so much next up from Sarah pronounce she heard she says a portion of dense impenetrable border wall blew over in the wind ll struggling you ask up to thirty seven miles per hour gusts. My camping tent can withstand stronger wind in all caps. Ha. I. I'm so happy. And then Sarah a link CNN story it's US border wall video. Oh my God dude. Yeah. Man fucking. All everything about that thing sucks. So Bad fun to watch it. Blow over. Seriously Try the next one though short. Yeah sure. Yeah. Yeah. Go for because we need equal voice simone. Good News I. Guess We've Next from Kerry pronouns she her Carey says back in early May I just under twenty nine weeks pregnant. My sister had to give birth to my nephew all alone. Oh my God my brother-in-law didn't quite make it there because it was an emergency minute nephew teddy was born at two pounds four ounces. He went straight to the NICU and my sister and her husband had been there everyday since visiting with him while he grew stronger, we adopted Hashtag Hashtag steady teddy amongst the. Family as we cheered on his advancements today after seventy, four days in the Nicu. ICU at five pounds, thirteen ounces, they brought him home to meet his three big brothers. I'm so happy for my sister in. So proud of the strengthen dedication she's shown throughout this also have to give a shout out to my parents who traveled there to stay with them taking care of my other nephews for most of this time. So they could visit the Nicu, every day I love my family. Oh Man. They God for all of that man seventy, four days in the nick you that's a really long time and Congratulations. That's so incredible year teddy steady teddy. Yeah. Wow. congrats but is really really good news. Next piece of good news comes from Patrick Pronouns Him. I was raised in a very conservative household and I wanted to make sure I raised my son and a welcoming and accepting environment since quarantine have been increasingly relying on Netflix's helping keeping my son occupied I know I'm terrible. No, you're not magic. I was searching for good shows with positive messages. I'm happy to report that both of the last two shows I've binged with my son had been strong female leads have had strong female leads and feature positive portrayals of lgbt plus characters. Speaking of course about Typo in the age of wonder wannabes and Shira Thanks Amy Oh, I've struggled struggled with how to bring up LGBTQ issues with my son in a way. That's understandable unapproachable for him. I decided to ask him if he got married when he got older, who would it be too and he replied Mary a man and a woman so that have more people to help me take care of my pets. Regressive. Was Super Progressive were just a normal kids answer either way. I think the new generation offers hope for humanity. fucking. Grill yes. A man and a woman very paulie literate child. And you know more people take care of the pets make sense to me. Yes. Series it takes a village right wait until your kid. Yeah. Finds out about commune's. Helios Waco will devastate them all the next. Next two years because this short. Okay. next up from from Mo in Miami Pronoun She. Her most says, Good Morning Queens of the beans Nice. I. Like that the good news is that PROPUBLICA and they're buddies have convinced a judge to release the disciplinary records of Naughty officers in New York from our friends at Hashtag courthouse news and they dropped the link. If you look up courthouse news, dot com slash judge green lights database of NYPD disciplinary records just protect into Google find it fantastic ninety cops, expose them all constantly Thank you next up from anonymous permanent she her she. Says I was raised in a small rural town where my parents were also raised in have lived all their lives while I moved back to the city for college and now live in the burbs. My parents are still small town folk in quotes. The town is largely poor uneducated in white, which means tons of trump's supporters thankfully it my parents are not since they are amazing open minded people who also raised me as such, but they understandably have a limited worldview lately I've been talking to them about politics and sharing news under the radar a lot of stuff they had no idea was happening. That's yes I love to hear that we talked about presidential candidates awhile back and my dad named a few liked but said, definitely, not Elizabeth Warren I asked him why and he couldn't really give an answer but just that she bugged him, I then talked to him about disinformation campaigns that Russia and the GOP run to frame their opponents in a bad light read Hillary Clinton just giving him some food for thought flesh for two week or so he said to me he really thought about what I said took it to heart. He had never realized he really didn't have a good. Reason not to like Warren or Hillary, he just didn't and agreed it was likely because of the media spin and manipulation and let's be real some ingrained misogyny. I'm sure I. Am Sure Nothing Personal Against Your Dad that is just how the second patriarchy works the fact that I was able to get my seven year old father to self reflect and realize his way of thinking might be wrong blows me away. Also, my parents have taught me so much about life and being a good person and makes me warm and fuzzy knowing I was able to teach them something for a change. Smiley face. Awesome good on you. Yeah. seriously. Super. Rad. Yeah. If I had a nickel for everyone who is like, I just they just bug me I'd you know? Their. Their. Their voice or? Ambitious or the you know it's it's it's pretty. It's pretty incredible when you know. And I'm so glad you were in a position because this is somebody that cares about you and loves you you love and care about. So it didn't turn into just a full. You situation. which is how it often often ends up on the Internet. It can be like we do. You know why I you know I can't really think of a specific reason and then took what you said about disinformation campaigns and was like you know what? You're right I. I there's just a lot of media out there saying you know just poke every day saying aren't these women annoying or you know isn't this candidate Schill and hey? You eventually gets to you and you're like. Yeah and That's just that's really awesome and although I have to say though if they raised you to be a wonderful person and they're good wonderful people, I'm not surprised that they you know that they were open to that kind of communication and I think that's how we have to approach all of our trump's supporting family members you know yeah. Yeah. Definitely or yet people maybe that have ideas that aren't necessarily Trumpian but are definitely being pushed by gop I find it very funny to this concept of needing to check in with yourself as. Like why you hate someone like taking taking hey inventory on occasion sort of and I think. Because I've been caught sometimes to where there's people that I've definitely been like fuck that person and then someone calls me on it and they're like, well, why and I tell them like a general thing but I've definitely sort of let the facts that originally like got me pissed off kind of fade away and it's like if you're going to harbor that hate towards someone, you should at least harbor the facts with it if you lose the tax. Your renew your hate vows rapidly exactly and reevaluate allow yourself the ability to say you know maybe this hate relationship is just not working out and we can depart we. Can't do that with our our significant others, right like every couple of years I think if I just met this person a new. What I like them still you know you have to do the same thing with the people that you don't like. But thank you for that story. That's so cool. What a what a great that's awesome I love that and I. You know I can. I can totally relate because my mom is a former Republican and now she's like those dudes alley they just I can't even believe it what it should be like what is up with that? What the fuck she's so funny she's like seventy five and she's She's like and so now she starts all these like Republican women for Kirstin cinema that's her latest and now Republican women for Mark Kelly and I'm like Ma. Maybe you're not a Republican woman anymore. Drop that label. If, you're Republican women for every single Democrat running the last three years. You might McGrath. But she's so fucking cute. Funny. I'm like mom you didn't leave the party the party left you. You know so yes, I. Anyway. Next up from Melissa Pronoun she her thank you for keeping me Sane during these scary scary times I live in Brooklyn although New York City has managed to keep covid nineteen hundred control. We're struggling due to extreme budget cuts. The city has reduced garbage pickup on the streets to save money. My neighborhood has been really smelly dirty for weeks. So the good news is Nice State? Senator Andrew Guards. In new. York City councilman and New York City Councilman Justin Brandon has started a neighborhood cleanup program every Wednesday night for the rest of the summer they pick a different street volunteers help clean up the garbage last night my mom and I participated for the first time there at least thirty people there. So we made a big difference at the end of the night felt really good to be part of the community. With. No federal money coming in to bail out New York, city anytime. Soon, it's important for New Yorkers to come together and help keep our city going, and then they have a picture of everyone. And their brooms and they're all look at look. Look at. Their Mary poppins asses with those boobs that's yeah I know. Thanks to the GYM Jiminy. We'll share this picture. How awesome. That is really really really fantastic and I love that. I love that on everybody's part and there's kids like people brought their kids out to what a great lesson on the importance of community and an and togetherness and responsibility. Especially, you know everyone's wearing masks, Yup? Yup. That's wonderful. Yes, it is. Every city wherever we should start that everywhere I've decided Yeah I love that it'd be my new. I. Only have a list of eight thousand projects. I. WanNa Start From Ben is all come from our listener good new stories. We'll snake you guys another incredibly beautiful. 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