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Subang Parade Celebrates CNY with Persatuan Rumah K.I.D.S and Rumah Charis
"6 p.m. Saturday, February 4th, 2023. Subban parade celebrates CNY with persecutory dot I dot D dot S and from a caris. Kuala Lumpur, February 4th, 2023 ACN newswire subban parade, the popular neighborhood mall located in the heart of subang Jaya since 1988 and a core property owned by Hector REIT today celebrated the lunar new year with children and representatives from Persephone McKay dot I dot D dot S and from aris with a fun filled program, including a movie and special treats perce when Roma K dot I dot D dot S and from a terrace with MBS J counselor and MPP zone one chairman and she, you can, senior general manager of subban parade in doubly Zayn who have been amber Tang and Hector REIT officials, the program, which was held at the West End concourse of the mall, was graced by the attendance of majlis bandaraya, subang Jaya MBS J counselor and madge less per wakil and pendu duke MPP zone one chairman and Ken hosted by subang parade management, the event was led by senior general manager in amber Tang and attended by officials from Hector REIT TO kickstart the event. The children were entertained by mascots, and were then treated to lunch at McDonald's, where the festive cheer really took off as invited guests, employees of Hector REIT, and children bonded together over their favorite meals. Ang pals were given to the children much to their delight, while a box of blessings and checks were presented to representatives from Persephone K dot I dot D dot S and from a caris after lunch, the children were surprised with a screening of copus in but squat movie at golden screen cinemas GSC located on the first floor in the shopping center the unique thematic hall for children was reserved especially for the kids by GSE, senior general manager of subban parade N nubble Zayn have been amber Tang, who wished everyone a healthy and happy year of the rabbit, said quote as we all busy ourselves in this festive season meeting up with family and friends, let us not forget those who are in need of a little love and kindness from all of us. We are happy, although it was just for a few hours, to be able to put a smile on the children of us faces, and hopefully give them a day to remember day counselor and MPP zone one chairman and she you can said, quote every little bit counts, including giving the kids a safe and healthy environment to grow and mature to be well adjusted adults. It is extremely important that children are raised in an atmosphere, which is family based, as this helps in ensuring their well-being. This is what Persephone and Roma K dot I dot DS and Roma caras strives to do what dot in. She also noted that according to orphan care and NGO, there were an estimated 64,000 children living in registered and unregistered child care institutions in both government and private orphanages. Dot com dot M like copyright 2023 ACN newswire. All rights reserved. WWW dot ACN newswire dot com.
The Charlie Kirk Show
Jack Posobiec Describes the 'Saudi Shuffle'
"What's going on with Saudi Arabia? Outside of silly soccer stuff. Let's go on with the pump and dump. We call it the Saudi shuffle a massive pump and dump that took place yesterday. Single source reporting, similar to the international distribution James laporta, who was summarily fired from Associated Press. I don't know why they were dumpster diving into the bargain bin of The Daily Beast of higher reporters. I hope they never do that again. After they had to fire him for lying about the Poland missile strike that turns out actually was a cream missile, not a Russian missile. It was a stray missile, by the way zelensky still yet to apologize for that, or at least offer condolences. But in Saudi Arabia, there was a single sourced anonymous report to The Wall Street Journal yesterday that said that Saudi Arabia would be ramping up oil production. Now, remember, this has been a huge strategic goal for the Biden administration to ramp up OPEC's oil production because they've put the lock and chain on all American domestic production. And so for a second there, it looked as though the oil would be flooding the pumps would be going from Saudi Arabia and all because the Biden administration had given immunity to MBS himself The Crown prince essentially the ruler of Saudi Arabia in these lawsuits regarding the death of Khashoggi. This guy Khashoggi was in a very shady, very sinister character, wrote for The Washington Post, so already someone that we should definitely have an asterisk next to. But again, you tied to some very, very bad people in the Middle East. But here's what happened. The Saudis came out and completely denied the reports of the price of oil Charlie. For a couple hours there on the markets, the oil futures just spell. They were suddenly lying down. They said, oh, there's this huge deal because the Biden White House was taking incoming all day over this Khashoggi's widow comes out and is like, oh, how about you've killed him again? So she said, you've killed him again. Well, the dirty little secret is, it looks as though this entire thing was fake, and it was either cooked up by somebody on the street who had some nice puts maybe in the oil market and conducted a literal pump and dump with oil futures or or where they working potentially in conjunction with somebody in The White House. The Biden administration that was looking for a little bit of cover fire for the fact that they had given immunity to MBS and
Bloomberg Radio New York
"mbs" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This is Bloomberg intelligence. We're really getting into now the streaming arms race. This is looking at that and saying we can really build a nice inch drive ourselves. In the research and data on 2000 companies and 130 industry. The dollar is the dominant content in the planet. I think the opposition is an alternative progression of what Microsoft can do with this technology going forward. Bloomberg intelligence with Alex Steele and Paul Sweeney on Bloomberg radio. Over the next hour, we'll dig inside the big business stories impacting Wall Street and the global market. Each and every week, we provide enough research and data on some of the 2000 companies and 130 industries our analysts cover worldwide. Today we look at the return potential for alphabet as it trades at a steep discount plus. We'll find out why recent booster data doesn't bode well for Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna. But first, all right, let's talk about the mortgage backed securities business. We know we've got rising interest rates, the fed is intent on raising rates. What does that mean for the MBS market for more network joined by Bloomberg intelligence and be a strategist, Erica eidelberg. So Erica, talk to us about what's going on in the mortgage backed securities market. Well, I think it's probably almost every potential homeowner knows the rising rates in the rates market has pushed up mortgage primary rates as well as mortgage backed security yields, dramatically this year. This is for a couple of different reasons and to track mortgage general treasury rates, but also because the Federal Reserve has stopped adding mortgage backed securities to their portfolio. They had been supporting that market. And as a result, spreads of wine bottle up versus treasuries on top of which as interest rates have risen and uncertainty is written. There's been a widening of spreads in general and mortgage backed securities in relation to uncertainty about the direction of rates as well as hedging these for those mortgage backed securities. So where do you think the next move might be? I mean, is the sense that they've spreads have gotten too wide and maybe the smart call to correct a little bit. We'll see the spreads come in. Yeah, there's two things. Both rates seem to be experiencing a bit of a correction. We had gotten all the way out to about four 30 on the ten year and we're now actually back below 4% and that is taking mortgage yields down a little bit with it, which is probably a good thing for people looking to lock in mortgage rates. But also, we are seeing spreads tightened a little bit. We came in very wide versus what we would consider fundamentals given what our models would expect when you look at housing and economic fundamentals. And we've already tightened quite a bit since then. We've gotten out to about a 180 basis points spread to treasuries. And I think we're inside of one 70 now. I think we're on one 65 right now. So there's some reassurance going on in the mortgage market. It seems. And some buyers are willing to come back in. We learned a lot about the mortgage market. The great financial crisis 2007 through 2009. Can you give us a sense of the credit quality of the market these days or the typical issue? Because that was just a driving issue back in the crisis. Right. There are two strong positives for the sector right now from a credit perspective. One is that credit standards have been much higher, but also the type of instruments the type of mortgages that are being left out are a lot better from a structural standpoint. Most mortgages now are 30 year fixed. There's a growing increase in interest in adjustable rate mortgages, but even those have a 5 year fixed period as opposed to a teaser rate that you could decide whether to pay your mortgage down or not those payoffs and arms, the pre financial prices. So both structurally as well as credit wise, I think the market is a much better shape. And then, of course, most people who do currently have homes have a huge amount of housing price appreciation in the bank. So they have probably only about 60% loan to value ratios right now, which means that it makes it much less likely that I'll say walk away from their loan than they did when they were actually underwater when housing prices fell pretty significantly and say 2007, 2008. So I'm looking at the IN go function that's a Bloomberg index browser and just shows me kind of some year to date returns for a lot of the various fixed income categories, mortgage backed securities have not been able to escape any of the carnage in fixed income so far in 2022. Is the expectation that when we do come out of the other side of this when we start to see the market improve that MBS typically outperform or underperform other parts of the fixed income space. I mean, you're exactly correct, actually, as of October, mortgages took the reign as the worst performing of the Bloomberg aggregate bonded indices sectors. Again, that's a lot of the reason is because they are so interest rate sensitive. I think an answer to your question, the real question will be, what is your outlook for credit for corporate bonds going forward? Are we going into a deep recession even there? Most people that I've talked to if we are going to a recession, which is not that unlikely at this point, it's going to be relatively shallow and most companies will probably be fine. But I could see the corporate credit related markets having a harder time in that environment. And at the same time, there could be some flight to quality and mortgages. We do also expect mortgage supplies to already come down dramatically to about a third of what it was when the refi is going, we finances were going on in 2020 21. And on a net supply basis, also, especially if home price depreciation does moderate, we would expect net supply for mortgages to be lower. So that could be a bit of a tailwind. We think, going into 2023, the flip side for that is just there's also lower liquidity in the sector as there is less new issue flow at so many of the more seasoned bonds are tied up in the fed. So lower supplies are positive in the long term in the short run, it could create some liquidity issues and spread volatility is always something that is difficult for investors to want to get involved in. All right, good stuff. Our thanks to Bloomberg intelligence, MBS strategist, Erica eidelberg, coming up on the program. We talk alphabet and it's 100% return potential on its bonds. Despite the plummet in the longest duration bonds, you're listening to Bloomberg intelligence on Bloomberg radio, providing in depth research and data on 2000 companies and 130 industries you can access Bloomberg intelligence via BI go on the terminal. I'm Paul Sweeney. It's 13 minutes past the hour, and
The Charlie Kirk Show
Quid Pro Joe Threatens the Saudis With Jack Posobiec
"Gears here, Jack, I want to talk about OPEC and quid pro Joe. What is the story here? It's a little confusing to most people. Walk us through it with your foreign policy expertise. So the timeline on this is important, right? So over the summer, when gas prices were getting really bad, Joe Biden and his crack team at The White House decided to go over to something called the strategic oil reserve. There are these giant caverns down in Louisiana bio, they're underneath the Louisiana Bayou, these actually salt caverns, limestone, one of them used to be owned by Morton salt, really interesting story. And we, in the 1970s, our country started filling these up as a reserve in case OPEC ever conducted another embargo against the United States or ever looked to cut production. Pay attention to that because that's going to come up later. So Biden decided that he didn't like where his approval numbers were. So what did he do? He started releasing oil from the strategic oil reserve into the markets and prices dipped for a little bit, but now they're back on the upswing again. So last week, Biden calls for OPEC to increase their production. And of course, we remember it was. He goes over there. He has the fist bump with MBS, The Crown prince that's basically in charge of how do you right now. Saudi Arabia's government is basically run my game, like Game of Thrones. It's Game of Thrones rules over there. So the king is pretty much he's down, but he's not out yet completely, but MBS is the prince is really running the government. Yeah, the prince is running down. So if you've seen Game of Thrones, that's basically how they run Saudi Arabia. And so OPEC plus last week comes out and says, you know what? We're actually not going to increase production. We're going to decrease production. Joe, we're very sorry about that. We don't like the things that you've been doing. We've decided that we're going to push off. And Charlie, you had Steve Bannon on here yesterday for that incredible discussion about the collapse of the Anglo American financial system worldwide. This is part and parcel of that because of course everyone knows that system. And maybe we should do some more episodes explaining this for people. It's backed by the petrodollar. It's backed by the fact that all oil transactions petroleum LNG must be conducted around the world in U.S. currency, even if
The Business of Esports
"mbs" Discussed on The Business of Esports
"And it was my interview at next world forum with his royal highness, prince Faisal, who is the president of the Saudi eSports federation, and it was a really fun interview that I did with him on his view of Saudi Arabia and eSports and Saudi, and all those kinds of good things. But I figured, as a consequence, we should start with, let's start with something relevant or related in the news, which is this week, it was supposed to, in fact, it was supposed to be announced at next world forum. It got delayed, but Saudi basically announced their giant sort of countries, vision or plan for gaming and eSports in the region. And basically, this came directly from The Crown prince from MBS, announced a plan to develop the country's gaming and eSports industry. It says aiming to create 39,000 jobs and boost GDP by 13.3 billion by 2030. So they're calling this the national gaming and eSports strategy. I'm not going to open the PDF for there's like a PDF attached to it that sort of outlined the strategy. I will say in this may be totally coincidence, a lot of stuff borrowed by seemingly borrowed from my own work for them. Maybe a total coincidence. That's the highest form of flattery poll. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. I am flattered by the level of imitation. Both of this show and of many of the ideas I brought the kingdom. Anyway, so 20 government entities are going to be involved here, 86 new initiatives, which is a lot, and what they're saying is one of the targets they've set is they want studios in the kingdom to produce more than 30 games by 2030. And in fact, it says plans to develop 30 competitive games by 2030. This is an additional article that I brought up just because it supports the other one. So they want to have 30 competitive games essentially developed in the country by 2030, which is 8 years from now, not even 7 years, 7 and change. That's a lot. And they talk about how they'll be different areas of focus, including tech, hardware development, game production, eSports competition,
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Economic Strategist Rebecca Walser Weighs in on Our Economic Nose-Dive
"I thought it'd be really helpful to get your take. We seem to be in a rocky place with this economy. So let me start by just asking you, are you apprehensive about the direction in which we've come under Biden and the direction in which we seem to be going? Yes, so danesh, this is a lot of information and the viewers of the audience might find it a little bit overwhelming. So I'll try to go through it as methodically and as possible. But I do think that a lot of people need to wake up and realize what is actually happening because I feel like most people don't know and they're certainly not hearing it from Wall Street for a very obvious reasons. So the first thing I'll say is that starting at the end of last year, when we were making our assessments for 2022, I really saw it as a macro chains year to start with. And really the reason for that dinesh is if you go back and you look at the M1 money supply, which is put out by the Federal Reserve, the St. Louis fed every year. It's discontinued, but we still have an emulation. But if you look at 2020, it was still being tracked directly. And you will look and you'll see from February of 2020. We went about from like about 1497 to over 62 O 5. That is a trillions of dollars, by the way. And we almost 5 X star money supply in circulation. We increased it by over $5 trillion in 5 months between February and August of 2020. Now, the Federal Reserve was very successful last year of framing that as transitory and therefore they didn't have to be accountable for it. When it started to become what we call entrenched in the economic world or when it started to continue to persist. The persistency became an issue, they could know longer just disregard and say, transitory transitory. So that is when you saw the fed gets serious this year and start saying, not only are we going to begin to increase rates, which everyone talks about, and that makes the front page of the news. But they also went from moving from accommodation or what we call quantitative easing QE, and they reverse course and starting this beyond march. We started moving to a QT or quantitative tight knee where they're actually selling off MBS or mortgage backed securities off of the fed's $8.5 trillion balance sheet.
Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
The Trump Bombshells Keep Dropping With Glenn Kirschner
"Let me just talk to you about this latest reporting this morning. National security experts are also shocked that signals intelligence was recovered, so it's not even just the nuclear stuff, former senior intelligence officials said during the Trump administration highly classified intelligence about sensitive topics, including about intelligence gathering in Iran, was routinely mishandled one former official said the most highly classified information often ended up in the hands of personnel who didn't appear to have the need to possess it weren't authorized to read it. Former official also said signals intelligence intercepted electronic communications like emails and phone calls of foreign leaders was among the type of information that often ended up with unauthorized personnel, such intercepts were among the most closely guarded secrets because of what they can reveal about how the U.S. has penetrated foreign governments. One person with familiar with the inventory of the 15 boxes taken from Mar-a-Lago indicated signals intelligence material was in them. I mean, Michael Hayden just tweeted Jesus Christ. That's what intelligence professionals are saying. They said Bill crystal said people ask why would Trump keep documents plenty of possible reasons EG this is pure speculation. Signals Intel on MBS and Jamal Khashoggi or on Saudi nukes are the kind of docs you'd want in case you had to remind the Saudis to keep the money coming, one historian said if it was you or I and not Trump or were in possession of top secret documents about nuclear weapons or signals Intel will you and I would be handcuffs in a very bright room with glam rock playing in our ears yet he plays the victim. Again, every time you think we're at the end of a bombshell, right? And I didn't even know what signals intelligence was until this morning, but that's another layer, right? It is. And you know what this proves Steph, it proves the folly of having a policy that says you can't indict a sitting criminal president because people knew he was misusing mishandling classified documents all day every day. That closes the danger to our national security and by all accounts we did nothing about it. Why? Because a sitting president gets to commit as many crimes as he wants while in the Oval Office with impunity. That's insanity. That's banana republic approach to government. And this highlights the danger of that, which is now come home to roost. I hope we learn this lesson based on this episode.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Biden Weakness Revives MBS on the World Stage
"And Jim, I asked you to stay for two segments today because we got a list to go through. Let me tell you what we got to cover. Sort of like knowing what's on the president's physical fitness test when you're in 6th grade. We got to figure out how low can Joe Biden go because he's an all time new low for economic competency at 30%. Will we get another Thatcher out of the British parliamentary change? Are the children of COVID rather like the children of the corn? And then the media numbers in Gallup yesterday have touched all time lows. So I got four things. Let's start with Joe. Because you wrote about it at length yesterday was kind of kind of awful to read. I felt bad for Joe Biden after you were done dismembering him. I was mostly using the trip to Saudi Arabia as the jumping off point. And it's interesting use that term because look, you and I, that's terrible. You know, you and I and lots of listeners to this podcast or this program probably always have this sense of Biden, what's he doing now? But watching him just get absolutely pantsed by the Saudis. Basically get a handful of magic beans and promises in exchange for genuine concessions of the fist bump. And the restoration of MBS is image on the world stage. He really looks like the bully getting the sand kicked in his face. And as an American, I don't like that. I want the American president to be respected on the world stage. And this is one step away from MBS saying, dance monkey dance, you're going to dance and I'm going to give you maybe I'll give you a little bit of oil next month. I will see how I feel about it. It was really one of the rare moments of watching Biden, and then of course he says, oh, I stood up to him behind closed doors. Now, maybe he did maybe he didn't. I hope he did.
The Trish Regan Show
Optics Matter and Dems Are Going to Have a Hard Time Explaining This
"Optics are sort of everything. I'll give you an example. When I was a kid and my mom would wrap presents for family members, she spent a lot of time and a lot of care on that present and how it looked and what ribbons she was using and it really, I mean, she's a beautiful job wrapping these gifts. What a talent. And her feeling was that it was that much better if it looked good. She also used to do the same thing, you know, when she put out dinner when we'd have people over for dinner, everything always looked nice. She'd do a gorgeous cheese and fruit play all that good stuff because to her, she said, it tasted better. It seemed better. If it looked good, getting back to this point of how optics are kind of everything in a lot of different ways, including in politics. Well, Joe Biden was just over in Saudi Arabia doing a fist bump with MBS who, by the way, he just tore up one side and down the other, you know, for years. Let's not forget some of the previous things that Democrats and specifically Joe Biden have said about Saudi Arabia and they were so highly critical of Donald Trump because he maintained a relationship with Saudi Arabia. Well, the reason he maintained that is because let's be very clear in the interest of real politics in the interest of putting America first in the interest of standing by allies that you built up granted. Look, I get it. The Saudis have the issues that they have and we have issues with them and yet we still need their oil until we don't. Which is why it's so critical and so important that we are energy independent any moron ought to be able to figure that one out. And yet you want to go and say all these things about Saudi Arabia and then you get on a plane because oil prices are soaring and you realize it's going to cost you and your party the seats that you need in Congress and likely The White House and then you get on the plane and go over there and do the fist bump. I mean, I'm sorry, again, optics are everything.
AP News Radio
Highly-anticipated meeting between President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince
"President Biden is meeting with Saudi leaders including crown prince Mohammed bin Salman The kingdom's heir apparent greeted the president at a royal palace with a fist bump until now the president had refused to meet with the man known as MBS whom U.S. intelligence agencies assess likely ordered journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing while the president had pledged during his campaign to treat Saudi Arabia as a pariah state due to human rights abuses other concerns like Iran and rising gas prices have taken center stage
AP News Radio
Pressed on upcoming Saudi meeting, Biden says he "always brings up human rights"
"President Biden's first Mideast trip will end in Saudi Arabia and his meetings there may determine whether the whole journey was a success or a failure While running for office he vowed to treat the Saudis as a pariah for their human rights record and as president signed off on a U.S. intelligence community finding that crown prince Mohammed bin Salman likely approved journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing Today the president will meet with among others the man known as MBS Khashoggi's fiance tells the AP in the process the president will lose his moral authority It's a heartbreaking and disappointing The president has not committed to bringing up Khashoggi's death and talks with MBS and while he says human rights are always a topic with every leader this visit is much broader To promote U.S.
"mbs" Discussed on Today, Explained
"These relations between Saudi Arabia and the U.S., they go back to FDR. In cordial conversation with colonel Eddie as interpreter, the Saudi Arabian king and American president discuss mutual problems of trade and relations with Saudi Arabia. This is a really long-standing partnership and it's been a cornerstone of U.S. policy. The difference here, though, is MBS himself. I mean, he is a pariah, no Saudi leader, has ever been willing to target his own cousins, his own royal family and send them to jail, the former crown prince, we haven't heard from him since there was a coup several years ago in which MBS came to power, media reports suggest at least 20 princes officials and army officers have been arrested in the kingdom's latest purge. They include former crown prince Muhammad bin nayef. I mean, this is really unprecedented stuff. And what's so surprising to me is, look, the U.S., we sanction Russian oligarchs. We sanction all sorts of people that cross U.S. policy, but we have yet to directly sanction MBS, even though we know all this is happening. And quite the opposite, you know, President Biden is off to go meet with him. I really feel like the question is, what's best for U.S. interests? What's best for human rights? What's best for global security? And it's not clear that doubling down on a relationship with a leader like MBS is good for the short medium or long-term goals of this country. It may be good, for example, for Israel's security and there's a lot of prioritization on the U.S. side of bringing Israel and Saudi Arabia closer. I think countering Iran is a huge priority. And as I said, Russia is now this global boogeyman, China is the Cold War of the future or maybe the present. And all of this requires partnerships with countries that are somewhat unsavory like Saudi Arabia. But by bringing Biden closer to the personage of MBS, it's not the about face that's so bad, it's MBS himself that really poses a
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"mbs" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Some more about it. I led the world. He finally led the world. The world is listening. What is Biden saying? We're going to follow. Okay. The coordinate the largest release from global oil reserves in history. This is a false statement right here. Biden is making a trip. Actually had him hand to the Middle Eastern countries. To try to persuade them. Now he's been annoying them and antagonizing them and treating Saudi Arabia as a pariah state. So all those guys hate them. In fact, they think he's a fraud. And some of them think he stole the election. So they're all going to be, so here you have Muhammad bin sultan MBS. He's a very powerful people. And Biden is going to go there and basically say, I'm not going to back down from my comments about you, but I want you to release some oil reserves. I think they have been telling him to take a hike so far and they're likely to continue with that message. So here you have this pathetic bumbling fool who somehow thinks he's leading the world. The world is laughing at him. And so all he's doing is trying to deflect blame, it's a Putin price hike. This is actually their MO. They're always blaming someone, always. They blame they blame Putin. Remember the Russia collusion that wasn't? I mean, they blame Russia, right? And it was fake. You don't have to listen to this. I'm working to get 20 million tons of grain out of Ukraine to help bring down prices. First of all, think of it. You're growing stuff in the Ukraine. Ukraine desperately needs money. We've been actually just filtering money over to the Ukraine. So first of all, we're giving away all this money, right? Then what we do is we buy probably at minibar prices, this Ukrainian food. Then we have to ship it all the way from Ukraine. This is not stuff that's coming right across the border for Mexico. We're bringing stuff by ship from Ukraine. How is that going to lower the prices of food? In fact, if anything, it's going to drive up the price of food. So here's Biden acting like he's deftly, you know, killing two birds with one stone. He's helping the Ukrainians lowering food prices. You know, you have to be, I think it was Putin himself and I don't like to quote Putin, but he's like, he's talking about Biden and he goes, he's listening to Biden and he goes, is this intended for Americans who don't know how to read or write? And this is Putin being sarcastic, but what he's saying is that how stupid do you have to be? Yeah, well, I mean, whoever voted for him for Biden. Yeah. And ironically, the people have voted for Biden weren't just dummies. They were also members of the American elite who do know how to read and write. But who have lost all sense of balance who have lost their intellectual ability to assess a situation who say nonsensical things like printing money is nothing to do with inflation. Or blocking gas leases has nothing to do with rising gas prices. And so you have it's not just Biden. There's a deranged group around Biden that is producing vitalism. That and their absolute blind hatred of Trump, you know, that drove them to do this. Yeah, if Trump does X, they do the opposite. And yes. So Biden signed a bunch of executive orders, and frankly, if he wants to lower gas prices, rescind all those executive orders and you'll see how that happens pretty quickly. Yeah, but he won't because he listens to the other loonies who claim that all of the oil is ruined in our country. Hey, let's talk about Andrew gillum. This is the guy who almost became the governor of Florida. Think about it. You almost had gillum and not desantis running Florida. He's just been indicted 21 felonies for watch. Basically for stealing. What he's done is he took money from his own campaign and he set up all these bogus entities, and he partnered with another guy, and he would essentially funnel the money to that guy. He's apparently he's been robbing from Soros because Soros put money to his campaign. And this guy said, I'll spend it on myself. He's robbing from liberal nonprofits. Isn't awesome. Isn't he also a drug.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"mbs" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Stage following the Khashoggi murder New York Times now following Bloomberg's reporting we told you it was likely going to happen Peter baker now reports that the president will in fact travel to Riyadh this month to rebuild relations With the oil rich kingdom at a time when he's seeking to lower gas prices at home and isolate Russia abroad we reassemble the panel for more on this Rick Davis and Jeannie are Bloomberg politics contributors This is a good idea Rick to show up in Riyadh is that better than say going to Venezuela Yes it's better than going to invasive law because the Saudis can actually impact the price of gas if they increase their production And Venezuela can't So I think they've at least picked the right outcome if they're looking for change But this has been a confused process As you point out reached out early and got rebuked Not only rebuke but there's some indications that MBS wouldn't take Biden's call but he would take Vladimir Putin's call So not to get on the wrong side of history it sounds like they're getting it back to where it needs to be Well how do you not get on the wrong side of history with this move Genie How do you handle the optics here We're not going to get an apology from MBS No he's not And you know we started this week with the op-ed on inflation the op-ed on Ukraine and this announcement today finally as you talked about earlier this week that he was going to go Biden is going to go meet with MBS is very much tied into those two things He is getting killed on inflation There's not much he can do about that This Warren Ukraine looks like it's going to go on and on for a long period of time Both of those things terribly impacting oil So this I think is really a recognition by The White House that they are in a very precarious domestic political and geopolitical state at this point so they are now forced to go do something they did not want to do Saudi Arabia is in a power position And speaking of Venezuela we did try to go pressure you know go release those sanctions or ease them up get their oil We've tried to push OPEC the announcement from OPEC plus today It's not going to impact consumer prices at the pump that much That's the reality that Biden is dealing with so he's going to have to swallow what he said about the pariah state and go over there and it's going to be fascinating to see how they try to sell this because it's their own constituents particularly reporters frustrated rightly so by the horrific murder who are pressuring him not to do this and they're going to do it now and this is going to be big news for this trip It will great line from Peter baker Rick The visit represents the triumph of real politic over moral outrage And it really does come down to that right So if we've decided that MBS is someone we need to deal with because we don't like $5 a gallon gas What are the optics of this trip Does he just does he do a photo op with him I mean is this going to happen behind the scenes How would you handle it Yeah first of all it's going to play out publicly because there's just no way to avoid it That plane's going to land So you get the big arrival ceremony going to come out right And Peter baker is right in the sense that it is a debate of realpolitik which is void of those values But it's about our values and our values are our interests And so to compromise on those in order to try and solve an economic problem at home is nothing but an elixir for failure in the future I mean MBS the leader of Saudi Arabia is going to be in The Crown position for the next 50 years and we are going to have to deal with that as a key strategic player in this region but when you then start saying one of those things that's valuable to us is the price of gasoline and we're willing to kowtow to him because of that I think you've put it on a very uneven keel and our values are at risk here and it never works well for president who sets his values aside for real politics During his stop and Riyadh Jeannie we understand the president will meet as well after MBS with the leaders of other Arab nations including Egypt Jordan Iraq and the UAE Do we try to make this look more like a regional summit than a sit down with a bad guy That's what they're going to try to do in early on this was couched as a preparation for a visit to Israel That has now changed very much And let's look at what's happening The president has pressed Venezuela has pressed OPEC plus Now he's turning to Saudi Arabia These are some of the worst regimes in the world for human rights but he's turning to them but what he's not doing is something that Rick talked about I think it was earlier this week or last week pushing for more domestic production So you know it really really shows you what he is willing to do and what he's not willing to do And I think a real question that has to be asked at this point is was it possible Was it a mistake for them to conflate the issue of the murder and the need for oil quite frankly Could they have not dealt with these as two separate issues but they did that several years ago before he was in office and they haven't been willing to step back from it and now he finds himself in a really really difficult position but he won't go against the green folks on his party and push for more domestic production at this point at least not yet So he's going to get killed for this though By a human rights activist by progressive Democrats in Washington does he not care anymore It's more important to get gas prices down I was going to say also I would love to hear from both of you Yeah Yeah just really quickly You know he is going to get killed on it And let's remember for a president This is the worst case scenario This is not just members of his progressive wing or his own party These are reporters who have been lobbying against a visit like this because of course it was a horrible gruesome murder and he is going to have to stand up to that kind of pressure but he's made the decision that as president he has to relieve the pressure at the pump for Americans but again you go back several years on this it's the United States It's Europe's policies towards Saudi Arabia that got us into this position in the first place He's not going to make his own party happy here is he Rick No he's not going to make his own party happy and he's not going to make the oil patch happy I mean here's an interesting unification of liberal Democrats and oil executives All of whom basically are opposed to this one solution And I would just remind everybody that for the 1980s and 1990s we basically the Republican Party used the fact that we were buying all this oil from despotic regimes as a national security threat and it allowed us to then open up the taps for fracking and the oil patch that led us to one of the greatest economic revivals of our time We need to find new sources of energy that are not hydrocarbons but in the meantime if he wants a solution and he's not looking domestically he's making a huge mistake You know to think a Genie mentioned this we started this week With an op-ed from President Biden on inflation This was supposed to be the troops are out here all hands on deck We spoke earlier this week with gene sperling Brian deese has been out Members of the economic council the president himself Trying to get ahead of that story has been very difficult for this administration here Jeannie every time they want to pivot to the economy a Ukraine happens or in this case you have Aldi happens Yeah and we've heard a number of reports you know NBC had won The Washington Post about frustration not unusual in any White House but in this White House with aids who are you know a lot of infighting as to what they can do because his numbers are not moving at all So their effort you know we're still early in June.
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"Facebook is building tools to enhance safety and security. Over 40 million people are using Facebook's privacy checkup each month that's nearly 60 times the population of Washington D.C.. Learn more about the work ahead at Facebook dot com forward slash action. Good morning, playbook, and Rogue One of all in its third day. Today's show, a potential meeting between President Biden and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. This is your Politico playbook daily briefing. When Joe Biden was a presidential candidate, he had this to say about Saudi Arabia. And I would make it very clear. We were not going to in fact sell more weapons to them. We were going to, in fact, make them pay the price and make them, in fact, the pariah that they are. There's very little social redeeming value of the president government in Saudi Arabia. Now that he's president, he's encountered the same reality that hemmed in his predecessors. It's much easier to say you'll be tough on Saudi Arabia than to actually do so. David ignatius from The Washington Post reported this week that Biden will sit down with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman during a trip to the region later in June. When White House press secretary queen Jean Pierre was asked about this on Wednesday, she was careful to neither confirm nor deny the report. Quote, there's really no discussion to have because I don't have a visit to even talk throughout this time. The White House is thinking here is pretty straightforward. The president has a gargantuan domestic political liability. I gas prices that Saudi Arabia is in a position to help with, combine that with the international political realities and BS is young, and will likely lead the kingdom for decades, the west needs new sources of oil, given Russia's invasion of Ukraine and Saudi Arabia's role as a regional power, and you have the makings of abrupt. But even as the calculation is easy to understand, there are obvious moral costs to wooing MBS. There's the matter of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, which came at The Crown prince's behest, and for which is avoided any real responsibility. There's also a litany of other human rights abuses, ranging from torture to jailing dissidents, to laws permitting the execution of people for the crime of being gay, and then there's the role that Saudi nationals played in planning and executing the 9 11 attacks. In the letter obtained exclusively by Politico and being sent to Biden today, 9 11 families united is demanding Biden bring up quote accountability for 9 11 in any conversations he has with MBS. If Biden doesn't, the family members write quote, it would signal to the world that you are willing to indulge years more of Saudi obfuscation and obstruction and that American prioritizes the interests of foreign powers and economics more than the lives of its citizenry. Terry strada, the group's national chair, whose husband Tom was in the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th, praised Biden for declassifying a trove of 9 11 related documents, but said that it would be a quote betrayal to the families if Biden allowed strategic decisions to keep him from being stern with MBS. Strata told playbook on Wednesday night, quote you don't just release the documents and then say we do nothing. This is the second half. Now you have to help facilitate the kingdom coming to grips with what they did and admitting it and stop stop lying about it. It has to be part of resetting the relationship. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. You can catch the full letter from 9 11 families united in today's playbook. A couple of stories when it comes to the fallout of shootings around the country and gun policy. In Texas, per the Texas tribune, governor Greg Abbott asked the state legislature on Wednesday to quote form special committees to make legislative recommendations in response to the ivaldi school shooting. In New York, Aaron the second from the buffalo news reports that quote, the white supremacist accused in the top's market's mass shooting that killed ten people faces a 25 count indictment in Erie county court, including a charge of domestic terrorism. Politico's Mary French and Anna grown award report today that quote New York is set to become one of the first states in the nation to pass a package of new gun restrictions and direct response to the shootings in Buffalo and Texas, including raising the age from 18 to 21 for the purchase of semi-automatic rifles like those used in the recent shootings. In Tulsa, ASUS Minas from The New York Times reports that quote, a man carrying a rifle and a handgun opened fire in a medical office building in Tulsa Oklahoma on Wednesday afternoon, killing four people and injuring several others before apparently taking his own life in the latest mass shooting to shock the country. And in Washington D.C., Kevin freaking from The Associated Press has a story on today's gun control markup in the lower chamber. Quote, Dao judiciary committee will hold a hearing Thursday to advance a legislation that would raise the age limit for purchasing a semi-automatic center file rifle from 18 to 21. The bill would make it a federal offense to import manufacture or possess large capacity magazines and would create a grant program to buy back such magazines. It also builds on the executive branch's ban on bump stock devices and so called ghost guns that are privately made without serial numbers. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a rally in San Francisco on Wednesday night that quote next week she'll bring forward legislation to ban military style assault weapons. According to Kristen Wilson from CNN, and today, in a letter signed by bipartisan group of more than 250 mayors, the U.S. conference of mayors will call on the Senate to pass to gun safety bills already approved by the House, HR 8, and HR 1446. Among the signatories, Republican mayors, Francis Suarez and Miami, David holt of Oklahoma City, and Maddie Parker forth worth and democratic mayors, Eric Adams of New York City, air crusade of Los Angeles, and Byron W Brown of buffalo. Here's the schedule in D.C. today at 1115 a.m., president Joe Biden will join a meeting with NATO secretary general Jan Stoltenberg and national security adviser Jake Sullivan to discuss preparations for the NATO summit in Madrid at the end of June at 5 30, Biden will depart The White House to head to Rehoboth beach Delaware where his scheduled to arrive at 6 30. Here's what's on the vice president's calendar at one 20 p.m. eastern, vice president Kamala Harris will announce the education department's plan to cancel all remaining federal student loans for borrowers who attended Corinthian colleges. White House press secretary Clinton Pierre and COVID coordinator's job will brief up 3 p.m.. The house is out today. The judiciary committee will mark up a big package of gun restriction legislation at 10 a.m. the Senate is out today. All right, for more news, what's breaking in D.C. right now, subscribe to the playbook newsletter. That said Politico dot com slash playbook or music is composed by the mysterious breakmaster cylinder. I'm rogue monopoly, have a good Thursday. We'll see you first thing tomorrow morning. Facebook is taking action to keep its platform safe. Their safety and security teams are over 40,000 strong. More than the size of the FBI, in the last 6 years, Facebook spent over $16 billion, enough to build 7 pro stadiums, all to help create safer connections. And more than 40 million people are using Facebook's privacy checkup each month that's nearly 60 times the population of Washington, D.C., and they're doing all of this to keep their platform safe. Learn more about the work ahead at Facebook dot com forward slash action..
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"I said let me take that initial step and open some doors for other individuals Because she and McCoy says it was difficult finding a job after getting out That was basically getting shut down It was like you apply for a job And then they push you back test that But then she says weinstock brought her onto the clean streets team and I'm a supervisor So some places you'll never think you can be but I am Mike Murillo WTO P news It's four 12 a civil court case connected to the murder of UVA student yardley love goes to trial on Monday George hugley V a former boyfriend of loves is convicted of second degree murder in its sensational criminal trial in February 10 years ago He's serving a 23 year sentence Sharon love yardley's mom filed the suit seeking $29.5 million in compensatory damages The deer population in our region is growing and having an effect on trees and plants in our area Noninvasive plants and trees are disappearing as the deer population grows Shall mcginty with the National Park Service says the rapid growth is also impacting the animals themselves There begins to be disease from living on right on top of one another Some suggestions he's heard introducing natural predators like wolves and bears There's not enough wilderness for a black bear to live a happy healthy life out here It would be cruel and unusual MBS says lethal population control is the safest and most logical plan They're now working on when to begin and how to make sure there isn't any waste We'll be working with the same kitchens to ensure that this meat is available to individuals in need Melissa Howell WTO penis Justin had the Nats drop another one of the Giants Frank handra hammered details next for 13.
"mbs" Discussed on ESPN FC
"MBS is chairman of the public investment fund, even though he has a ramayan, the governor of pith is also the chairman of Aramco, the state oil company of Saudi Arabia. Even though the pith is the vehicle of choice for the Saudi states vision 2030 plan to revolutionize the countries all outside Premier League is so the deal goes through. Premier League clubs are up in arms. And again, this is out of self interest. No one being any doubt. This isn't about human rights or anything like that as far as these clubs are concerned. You know, the venality of modern football in a way. There is a new competitor in town and you potential risk to the table, the top 6 Champions League places or even every place is worth a few million. So they a group of the teams, 18 of them this week. Agreed voted out of the 20 to tell the Premier League, we need a moratorium on so called related party transactions. And that means no sponsorships from any organization or brand or company connected to the ownership of the teams. They didn't specifically say Newcastle, but this is completely with Newcastle in mind, because everybody knows and remembers what happened with Manchester City. 2008, a different vehicle was created fronted by the brother of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheik Mansour, bizarre, Al nian. And suddenly a slew of Abu Dhabi UAE companies led by Etihad the airlines is now sponsoring majesty for a huge amount of money. That cash enable city to start the journey that has seen it reach where it is today, perennial Premier League champions, aspirin, Champions League winner, one of the most powerful football teams in the world. Eventually, the idea is you throw enough money at a project, you probably be successful. So for now, put this moratorium on funny enough, Manchester City was the only other team, not supporting this temporary ban. They had stained, didn't they? They abstained. They abstained apparently on legal advice related to this being illegal and cartel like behavior, whatever. Now, three, there's three weeks until the next Premier League shareholders meeting where this ban will be in place where they're asking for something. Perhaps more concrete to come into fools. I personally can't see how it can be policed to be honest with you. Well, especially once the Premier League has decided the piff is not a part of Saudi Arabia. So then how are you going to do the related party transactions? I think it's a misnomer. I think maybe and correctly, they may come up with a rule that says every sponsorship must be analyzed for fair value. And then take it from there. But the horse, I think the horse is bolted a long time ago. I don't think the Premier League is a particularly effective governing its own rules. There is a case involving Manchester City related to alleged financial fair play abuses linked to the leaks in those football league documents..
"mbs" Discussed on The Falcoholic
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"mbs" Discussed on The Falcoholic
"His his accuracy is hit or miss You know one moment. He'll hit a guy in the members. the next. He'll miss him by three feet over his head So that is sort of the story. Where franks now. Aj mccarron. i think you know. His his afternoon was decent With the twos he got the ball out you know saul a few times where he was scrambling in ultimately would have been sacked so again. Because i couldn't take them down. It's it's hard you know you see guys threw the ball oh he made a great scrambling play but now he he probably would have been dead in the pocket. So this'll be something to watch. I personally felt like franks has more upside we know. aj mccarron. Is you know he can be a marginal starter. If matt ryan goes down but with francs a ton of talent in more athletic than mccarron But the downfield accuracy. I think is going to be what holds him back One other thing in you know with the recent injury season ending injury to jason gram tight end depth which most of us believed that. There's going to be four tight ends on this roster. That tight end. Depth is is something that right now. they're looking at guys who can step into that fourth time enrolled potentially and the name that kept coming up. We're seeing a practices granted. He was with the threes was philippi. Franks was throwing consistently to john rain. He was someone that he's he can lineup both fullback and tied in so. That's something he was doing again today. he looks like he's a pretty comfortable receiver. And that is something to pay attention to not for this season just to be clear. I don't think john rain is gonna make the fifty three man roster this year. But he's someone that they can put him on the practice squad and with the tight end room changing next year with hayden hers. Probably leaving Unless something really dramatic happens there He's a guy that could potentially in a year or two twenty twenty two twenty twenty three bhagat it comes in sorta like jane graham in carb's role both on special teams and as you know that fourth tight on the roster So that is something to keep in. Mind the name to look at through this. Preseason some final notes the they did have some special teams stuff going on so the punchers the backup backup punter at this point the backup to the backup of sterling. Hof richter seemed to be doing a fairly good job but more importantly young way q. Came on. He made six of his six field field goal attempts including two that were fifty. Plus there was one that fifty yards one of the fifty three yards with plenty of leg to go so Young way looks like he is already in in game midseason form nailing all of his field goals. So all in all the the the practice itself. I don't think we can glean too much about what it means. For the falcons season. I do think we can see what directionally they wanna do. On offense we can get my idea of the guys who may be leading some of the competitions and we can get you know a little bit of a sneak preview of what the athleticism of some of these young guys looks based on that. There's a lot to be optimistic about matt ryan. Looks like he's ready to go call. Pits looks like the real deal. Calvin really russell gauge picking up where they left off from last year and mike davis looks like You know him the running back so they have a ton of potential and we'll see how they played preseason how that shakes out right now. I'd say the defense we're going to have to see them in games to really get a good field..
"mbs" Discussed on The Falcoholic
"Initially the did close it but way midway through some dark clouds. We're starting to come over. And i think they wanted to make sure that they get their practice interrupted so fans got to see. The stadium initially opened up in the closed right in the middle of practice so it was actually a pretty cool thing in the first half we talked about the offense offense looking pretty good again. Vanilla plays don't read too much into it especially with the running backs But i think this is something where right now you know if i were based on that the the offense looks like they're ready to go with the notable exception that the offensive line was not getting pressured wasn't a lot of heavy contact so that that is something that remains to be seen as for the defense. Some of the things that stood out earlier at earlier. We mentioned that willie. Beavers was getting those snaps at right. Tackle the other player who Coach smith pointed out that earned quote unquote earn their first team. Reps today was eighty deja the the rookie pass rusher draft. I believe in the fifth round this year and he has slowly been moving up the depth chart getting more and more opportunities in the defensive line. Podcasts i did with aaron freeman. Aaron and i both felt like ogundipe edgy was likely to maybe not even play much. This year He would be someone that would primarily ride the bench Someone that would be inactive on game days right now. He's getting first team reps. Now jacob to iota mariner was out he did not practice today so that could be part of it but know when coach smith is pointing out. A guy like ogundipe edgy. This early is probably for good reason. And they like what they've seen. This is a name to pay attention to through the rest of training camp and through the preseason again when it comes to the games that could be what resets expectations that could be. What puts reshuffles the depth chart again so take all of this with massive grain of salt but right now ogan digi on the defensive line is a guy that looks like he's moving up and getting more and more opportunities with the ones So definitely keep your eye on him as someone that could carve out a significant role his rookie year as a fifth rounder. Which would be a little bit surprising to those of us who have followed this team for wall now The linebackers nothing really to report there again. Because of the fact that they weren't allowed to bring guys to the ground It's really hard to see what these guys are doing. A will say they were consistently imposition to make plays on the running backs Which is good to see. I didn't see a lot of instances where guys the running backs were getting to the second level and there wasn't a linebacker nearby so it looks like right now. They're they're reading their assignments. They're they are whether where they need to be But again take all this with grain of salt. I think that is a conclusive statement. That all we really need to see how it plays out into the preseason games But this is a unit that i think. A lot of fans should have some optimism about dion jones. Obviously in the past has been an incredible linebacker back there. You know with michael walker the rookie season he had last year. Feel like he is ready to build on that. This is a unit that could be pretty core to the defense being even just slightly respectable this year. We even with all the concerns. We have on the defensive line now. The one player in the defense who absolutely stood out. And you know this may or may not be surprised you guys. Aj terrell he was consistently matched up with calvin bradley during the day. He broke up several passes. He nearly intercepted matt ryan on one of them. He really is beginning to stand out repeatedly in camp Not just today. But if you've read the reports from michael ross gene of espn And tori mcelhinney of the athletic. They have both repeatedly talked about. Aj sort of jumping out in the practices and being a guy who is constantly around the ball being a guy who was making plays repeatedly against one of the better wide receivers and league. And calvin ridley. Now calvin did catch a touchdown on the slant during the practice against terrell But for the most part he has really been showing up in I think mike rothstein said it. Best in his notes for the practice After the game he said that this is a guy who could be in in line for a massive jump forward in year. Two and even matt ryan Pointed out that terrell has been making a big leap saying that his pattern recognition is a particular strength. And for those of you who understand football vernacular. That's pretty important. That's something that usually corners needs several years to develop at the nfl level. If matt ryan is pointing that out right now at this point with aj trail that could be really promising. Sign for what this corner could be In just his second year and again corner is a very difficult position and with his rookie year. Being as good as it was without the training camp without the traditional rookie training camp without the preseason This could be a year where he really sort of shows. You know what he's capable of by having all of those installs and having that time with the coaches and having that time to train and transition immediately from college life teen. nfl So he is definitely a name to watch and honestly you know past him. It's the the defense today. It was real again really really difficult to get a feel for where they're going to be simply because even though they're wearing pads it couldn't take us to the ground So you know if you hear any reports about the defense You know keep in mind that that they were very limited in what they can do now. One other thing. I wanna point out is For the backup quarterback. I mentioned this earlier Aj mccarron Would you may see me. Refer to him as macaroni n- Aj macaroni mccarron. Got all the second team reps flea bay. Frank's got the thirteen reps of the two right now. Mccarron looks like you know the one. That's more ready to take on that position. Which is no surprise. He's a veteran. he's been here before Philippi has he demonstrated a few times. He's got the talent his downfield throws however are sort of spotty..
"mbs" Discussed on The Falcoholic
"Where rookie tight ends tend to struggle their first year. It looks like arthur. Smith is going to try to overcome that and just give him as many opportunities in as many different places as possible I think this guy is going to be a special player. He didn't drop any more passes the rest of the day so for those nervous by that to think it was funny that you know sort of one of the very first passes at the practice went to pits and bounced off his hands. So what you want to see from your first rounder. Hayden hearst got targeted Several times by matt ryan He looks again like someone that i think could be an underrated part of this offense going in the twenty twenty one win. The falcons were using motion. pre snap motion. it was quite often hayden hearst and now granted he would be in line he would motion to the other side of the line and come back which is usually just a way where they're trying to see if the defenses in zone are playing man but he was often the guy who was in motion in the sets and not necessarily call pits. I don't know if that's going to translate obviously again. These were very vanilla play concepts. We're seeing arthur. Smith is not gonna throw the entire playbook out there at a very very public event like this with twenty seven thousand fans in attendance. So please keep that in mind. This is not going to be you know sort of a complete evaluation of what the offense is right now. I think this is just scratching the surface at best but those guys stood out. The guys that you want to stand out are standing out the top tier players matt ryan calvin really russell gauge cow pits. Mike davis they all look like they're ready to take on the positions. I think the offensive line has some big question marks. We'll see how these competitions play out But now it's time to talk about the defense and what we saw there. This is going to be a little bit different Before we do that we're going to take a quick break. We'll be.
"mbs" Discussed on The Falcoholic
"Recap some of what. I saw in training camp. Today's saturday august seventh. This was the practice at mercedes. Benz stadium Where all the proceeds for five dollars tickets went to emory healthcare's research discovery program. Kudos arthur blank in the falcons organization for putting that together. This was a good bet for fans to be able to see the stadium. see the sights Get a feel for where. The falcons are tracking so far under new head coach. Arthur smith and new. Gm terry font though. So i want to start first with the offense. Because obviously arthur smith comes in with an incredible pedigree of to really really fantastic years in tennessee as offensive coordinator. So clearly that is where the falcons focus will be for fans. That's where the focus will be with. The falcons going into this season is what will this offense. Look like under. Arthur smith and they'll talk in some generalities before we talk about specific players Some of the things that immediately jump out in with this falcons offense and a quick note. Before i jump into this The falcons primarily this practice was Eleven on eleven. I was fully pad the practice. There were there was no tackling so it wasn't There was no tackling as part of this but they weren't pads and the majority of the hour and a half practice was eleven on eleven so It was actually really good opportunity to see you know. Obviously what's going to ultimately be some vanilla play calling from arthur smith. He's not going to show off everything. This offense is gonna do in practice. Where twenty seven thou- twenty seven thousand fans in attendance. So please keep that in mind. But i do think it gives us a glimpse into some of the things. He's going to do differently. Some of the things we anticipated. And some of the things that we were hoping we would see So first of all with this offense the one thing that immediately jumps out is motion pre snap motion almost single offensive snap. That i saw had a player going into motion and whether it was just going into motion and then resetting back into their original position or going into motion and changing their position within the lineup Starting with the running back with Four white outs running back. And all of a sudden you're in a five wide The other thing with going to motion it was almost always. I would say probably eighty maybe more than eighty percent of the time. It was one of the tight ends when the ones were on the field it was consistently Hayden hearst cal pits would occasionally go into motion. I'll talk about him in just a little bit But if you were wondering if the falcons we're gonna use pre snap motion a lot this year. The answer at least based on this practice is going to use it a lot. It's i'm telling you. There was maybe less than five snaps offensive snaps less all today where there was not a player in motion and this tracks with what we saw from arthur smith in tennessee he constantly had guys moving before the snap. And this is. It's an easy way for offensive coordinators to try to get the defense to show What what defense or playing with her zone or man It also gives the quarterback You know some options for Getting guys emotion right before the snap and creating some positive opportunities for them. So i would you know. The falcons were one of the worst teams in league. I think the jets were the only team that was worse than the falcons in twenty twenty for using pre snap motion. That is going to be a night and day. Difference going into twenty twenty one The other thing we saw a lot of again not a big surprise from what. Arthur smith did in tennessee. A tremendous amount of play action. The naked bootlegs that we used to see under call shanahan saw quite a bit of that As well now honestly. We saw more of that. I think in this practice from philippi franks and aj macaroni on mccarron but Arthur arthur smith is probably just using that initially as part of his installs. Obviously matt ryan has done a ton of that in the past under kyle shanahan and steve sarkisian in two thousand seventeen. The two thousand eighteen so i fully expect. This is something that we're going to see a lot more of again in Twenty twenty one. Hundred arthur smith so too big takeaways. Tons of pre snap motion A lot of play action as a part of this offense so let's talk about some of the specific players on the offensive side of the ball. One of the first things. I want to point z. Offensive line because there was a change in what we have been seeing camp up to this point With caleb gary still out Jalen mayfield the rookie drafted this year has been getting most of the first team reps at right tackle And you know that's somewhat to be expected. Matt gona would have been the guy but he is also out for an indefinite period of time Gentlemen mayfield had been getting all those first team snaps today. For the first time veteran willie beavers was taking all of the first team reps at right tackle. I will note from what Tori and tori mcelhinney and michael rothstein were saying afterwards that coach smith indicated that was because in his mind. Willie beavers have earned. Those reps wasn't necessarily an indictment of jalen but more about what willie had done. This will obviously be something. We watch ob- obviously when kayla mcgarry comes back. That will be something to really keep an eye on this to see what happens at this right. Tackle position. I had intimated in a previous podcast so i felt like right. Tackle may have more competition than people were thinking. A lot of people were pencilling in kayla. Mcgarry to be the starter. I don't know that we can say that with absolute certainty and now with Beavers getting some opportunities there. We'll see if mayfield can crack back in and they can exchange some of those reps but right now Willie beavers is a starting right tackle at least in camp and again. There's three preseason games to go. We'll see how this plays out but definitely a position to keep an eye on a week. From now when the falcons play their first preseason game next friday evening against the tennessee titans so definitely want to keep an eye on that The other thing to keep in mind as so far matt..
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"I was working on this book doing interviews in washington. There was a lot of frustration and people from other parts of the government. That said yeah. We don't really know what they talk about. I mean if a us diplomat goes and meets with the crown prince or meets with other senior. Saudi officials at diplomat is gonna come back and right cable and he or she is going to say well. Here's what we talked about. And here's what we came away with and this didn't always happen with the kushner meetings and so there was always this kind of question mark and the rest of government about what are these guys talking about and so the sort of flash point moment in saudi relationships with the entire world is the murder of washington post columnist. Jamal shoji what was could show. Jeez relationship with the kingdom and then what ended up happening to him. So jamal khashoggi you know. He became very known in the west after he showed up in washington and actually after he was killed but you know by then. He was in his late fifties and he had spent many many decades as part of the saudi establishment. I mean for almost all of his career. He had been a saudi journalist. Who was close to the powers that be. I mean this is somebody who worked for saudi newspapers. Somebody who edited saudi newspaper. Somebody who worked as an adviser both officially and unofficially for a number of saudi princes. You know he met with the kings. He and he was very much to somebody. You know. you can basically any diplomat or any researcher or any journalists that you meet who worked on saudi arabia over the last twenty years. They all knew jamal khashoggi. Because he was very he was cordial. He spoke english. He was accessible and he was willing to talk and a lot of us counted on him to sort of figure out. What the saudis were up to. Because you know as you said before it can be a very opaque place and when i started covering saudi arabian two thousand thirteen. Jamal was incredibly useful. You know something would happen. There would be an announcement from the saudi government. We don't understand what's going on. I would call him. He would answer his phone. He would say oh yes. I think that. They're worried about this. And i think the king wants to do this and it was very very useful. And that was the role that he played and played very successfully for many many years and the the breakdown between him and mohammed and son actually was a result of donald trump. The original sort of problem between them was because of donald trump when trump wins the election. This saudis sort of going. This process that i talked about. I'm trying to figure out how do we. How do we approach this administration. And how do we develop a relationship with them. Jim doesn't really go along with the program. He criticizes trump for saying a of nasty things about muslims. He's quite critical of trump style. On twitter he He writes quite a. He writes a column at the time. Basically addressing the saudis. And saying you know we shouldn't be scared of donald trump but we need to prepare for him because he could be a very different kind of american leader than we're used to. He speaks about donald trump in a number of public events and suddenly gets a call from from the royal court. Saying you know you're done you've got you've got shut up. They ban him from social media. They ban him from going on television talking to anybody. They banned him for publishing articles and so he goes into this period of hibernation where he's just silent and You know a number of people who are used to seeing jamal sort of out and talking about things wonder what's going on. He eventually gets a warning that you know. He could end being banned from leaving the kingdom or he could get arrested and so he packs up and leaves spend a little time in europe and then lands in washington dc where he had lived previously and start setting up a new life soon gets an offer to start in writing columns for the washington post and You know writes a number of columns that are very critical of nba. And that sort of takes us to the story. That i think your your listeners. Probably familiar with so. Just talk briefly about what what ended up happening to kashogi so once. Jamal starts writing. For the washington post he becomes of he becomes probably the most prominence saudi critic mohammed bin salman. He writes Quite positively about a number of the social reforms. These are things that even jamal himself had been calling for for quite a long time in his own writings but he's very critical of the authoritarian aspect of what. Mba is doing. He talks a lot about just plain freedom of expression and says you know we to be able to talk about government policy and if there were things that we didn't like we could criticize it and now we can't do that anymore. When the arrests campaigns begin that had some very hard because a number of his friends are arrested. A number of People that he was very close to end up in jail and so he writes about that and he's just kind of interacting from washington with what mba is doing and bs will announce some new initiative and jamal will kind of right a critique of it in the washington post and this makes the saudis very angry. Not just because he's a dissident. There are plenty of other saudi dissidents out there but i think it was much more the fact that jamal had been part of the establishment. He had been inside the house and now here he was sitting. You know not only abroad but in washington. Dc writing for the washington post. You know for a predominantly american audience and Criticizing the crown prince. And i think they just saw that as a profound trail. And so then you know. Jamal is trying to move on with his life. he meets a younger. Turkish woman falls in love decides. He wants to get married in order to get married and in turkey needs to have proof that he his last That he was divorced from his previous wife so he goes to the saudi consulate to get it. They're surprised to see him and they say welcome back in a few days and we'll have your paper ready and he does exactly that and he walks into the consulate and he never comes out And it comes out over the next few weeks through basically leaks from the turks that he had been confronted by a team of saudi agents who flew in specifically to meet him and they had killed him and then dismembered his body and packed him up and somehow made his body disappear into the stay. We don't know where it is. And how does how does the us respond to all this among other things included. You mentioned that. They're in constant communication with the saudis after us and there's some serious details about their handling of even the call transcripts with the saudis well specifically the white house. I mean the us. There's a lot of anger in many parts of the us government and this had been building. You know. I think that the the people in the cia had been angry about his treatment of the previous crown prince who was considered a very close ally of the cia and culture terrorism operations. A lot of people in the state department had been frustrated with a number of things that he had done. And i think the general authoritarianism of his of his rise a lot of people in the pentagon frustrated with the yemen war and felt that you know we gave them all these weapons. And we've got all these training programs and here they are killing all these civilians and it looks terrible for us and so you'd had a lot of frustration with him growing in parts of the us government but this is really when know the relationship that he had developed with kushner and stand with donald trump kicks in that they end up basically providing him with a firewall that you know they talk very frequently and donald trump speaks frequently about kashogi and i have a section in the book where he confronts them on the phone and basically you know speaking to mb s in the king and says you know. Did you guys know about this. Did you order this. What's the story with his bone..
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"And rescinded his resignation. Shortly after. So that's nbs on the foreign front domestically talk a little bit about the survey atmospheric change induced by mb s in saudi arabia. What was it like to be in saudi arabia before m b and. Then what's it what's it like. Now you find yourself in the book at harley davidson rally and their number of other examples. You mentioned american dance concerts wrestling events and stuff like that again. There's there's a very strong duality here. That's hard to really sum up. Because i think people tend to either want to see 'em bs as all bad or all good so let me let me talk about both of them It was very clear that nbs is. I mean he's very much a son of the next generation. I mean he's not one of the elderly monarch. She's somebody who grew up using facebook. Playing video games reading magazines and comic books american japanese comic books and this was the world that he wanted to live. And he didn't wanna live in this highdown kingdom with these very traditional strict rules about this and that and and he knew that other young saudis like him were kinda going crazy and so he wants to loathsome loosen up the social codes. And i think it's you know. And i think that he's made tremendous progress on this and there's many reasons to think that this is going to be you know that this is going to stick and so you know. What does he do one of the earliest things he does is he takes the power away from the religious pleased to arrest people. You had this this of religious police who were basically the on the ground enforcers of saudi arabia's very strict interpretation of islam and they would control public places and make sure that women were properly covered and make sure that men and women who are not related. Were not socializing with each other and you know if they ever got reports about people drinking they would break into their homes and you know arrest them and things like that and you know saudis who kinda wanted to be left alone used to really hate these people and one day we wake up and there's a in a royal announcement saying that. They no longer have the right to arrest people he just defending them right away and then you know they start the in this entertainment drive. He basically says you know. We're losing all this money because saudis who have money. Don't wanna be here. So when they have vacation they get out of town you know. They drive across the bridge to bahrain where they can go to a movie theater and they can have a beer they go to do by the people have more fun. You know more money. They go to geneva. They go to paris. They go to london and he basically realized this is a huge drain on our economy. And we need to find a way to keep some of this money at home so they start opening movie theaters and they really turbocharged this entire entertainment drive and so now you've got you know there's this all kinds of events it's almost hard to keep up with a naba you've got monster truck rallies in professional wrestling tournaments and you know dance contests. They had a outdoor electronic music festival. Not too long ago and and this stuff is happening. All the time in these are things that you just would have never imagined happening in saudi arabia. Before he came onto the scene. You know you also have sort of changes with women. They've made it very clear that you know. They've loosened up a lot of the restrictions on what women can wear in public places. They loosened the restrictions on the ability of men and women just mix socially in public places and then obviously two thousand eighteen. They lifted the ban on women driving. Which was you know something that for decades had sort of been the primary symbol of you know how strict saudi restrictions on women were. And just start you know. Basically how oppressed women were in the kingdom and they they got rid of it and so you know i think that. Mba does deserve a lot of credit for really pushing these things through. Because you used to always hear that you know if anybody were to try these things that clerics would push back on the conservatives would rise up and he managed to pull it off. And i think that in a life inside the kingdom will be a very different place for young people than it than it was before. So that's the first part of it. The second part of it is that the the the biggest thing that is missing from all of mba ss propose performs as any kind of political reform. I mean he's talked about social reform. He's talked about economic reform but political reform is just something that he's not interested in. He's never talked about democracy. He's never talked about trying to find ways for citizens to play a greater role in choosing. Who represents them or choosing how they're governed. This is not what he's interested in him. He's very much autocrat. He wants to have the power. He doesn't want there to be a lot of balancing what he does. He doesn't want people to criticize him. He wants to get credit for the things that happen. And so while we have this kind of dramatic social opening going on you also have a a a quite strict authoritarian crackdown. You have a number of waves of arrests of different sort of sectors of society. You know you have an intellectuals religious clerics of various stripes than you have you know whole round of women's rights activists both women and men who get arrested and You know there's just been this. Whole wave of people who end up in some of them are put on trial. Some of them are not some of them are released and sort of kept under either house arrest or banned from travelling abroad. You know making it very clear to everybody that you know you. You need to be onboard with this program. You need to keep your mouth shut and the same time. There's kind of electronic aspect to the authoritarianism. Boston in terms of manipulation of social media and in terms of hacking going after people's devices and figuring out you know getting into dissidence phone so you can figure out who they're talking to and so on that on that side. It sort of gets very nasty this. How long have you had that mattress. Because it's looking even lumpy than my lockdown..
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"The king He was made the defense minister. Put in charge of the military which you know that seemed okay. Because his father had been the defense minister for awhile and see. Mikey was following. And that way and then very soon. He launches a new military intervention in yemen. Making it very clear that he was going to use the saudi military in a way that previous leaders had not used it. He's put in charge of the board. That oversees saudi aramco the saudi oil monopoly. So basically giving him oversight of the the kingdom's economic crown jewel. He later you know. They sorta restructure the government and they create these two super committees one. That's in charge of economic development. He's put in charge of that. There's another that's in charge of security affairs. And sometime later he will put be put in charge of that as well. I mean the guy descends up with tremendous number of jobs that that really gradually put the main levers power in saudi arabia into his hands. Yeah and the big one. That attracted the attention of western observers. Maybe not at the time but at least later down the road is the the war in yemen talk a bit about what his role in initiating and managing saudi patient that worm. What do the what is the saudi role in the yemeni civil war. But i think the thing you know the one thing that's often overlooked in the west. Is that the saudis. Did not start the war. I mean originally. This was a yemeni civil war. I i won't go too far into the details but basically you had you know. After the arab spring you had basically put a political chaos in the country. You had a huge process to try to put the place together and move on after the dictator was toppled. there's a somewhat scrappy rebel group known as the who these who are based in the northern part of the country along the saudi border. They were unhappy with the share of power that they got under this new agreement and so they basically rose up you know with their arms and came down stormed into the capital took over the capital basically sees a huge chunk of the country. I mean not a huge landmass of the country but but a significant part of the country because it includes the capital city and some other population centres. this makes the saudis very nervous. Because you know they've known the who these for a long time they've been invested in the yemeni government which basically collapses and in a everybody flees abroad and ends up some of them in the south of the country. Some of them fleet saudi arabia. The who 'this make it pretty clear that they are in terms of their alignment in the region that they stand with the iranians. They opened up direct flights to tyron back and forth which makes the saudis very nervous. And as time goes on they're going to use a lot of belligerent rhetoric against saudi arabia and eventually gonna start launching missiles over the border into saudi arabia so from the saudi perspective. I think it's it does make sense why they felt the need to intervene in the situation. But i think that the the criticisms that are that are leveraged against the saudi against the saudis have to do with the nature of that intervention. You basically have you know. The saudis for decades and decades have spent huge amounts of money on military hardware predominantly from the united states but also from the united kingdom and other countries. And they buy really expensive kit they buy the fanciest fighter jets they can get they get bombs guidance kits in all sorts of things and the the understanding had always been basically that the saudis were never going to use these. This was sort of shopping. That the saudis did as a way to underline their relationship with the united states But they were never really going to do anything with it. While nbs you know becomes defence minister and says. Well what do you mean. We're not gonna do. We have all these fancy weapons. Let's put them to use. And so you know you have. Saudi pilots suddenly doing Tease over yemen dropping bombs and and it becomes very clear quite quickly that they don't. They're not very good at this. They don't they've never fought a war before certainly not on the scale and it starts going bad very quickly day in a declare the entire homeland of the huskies the entire province that they're from a military zone which people considered a potential for war crimes. Because you know it's also full of civilians who just happened to live there. They over time bomb a lot of civilian areas. They belonged bombed civilian infrastructure. They hit a few weddings. They hit one very prominent funeral and kill a bunch of people and so becomes very clear that even if you know even if you can understand the reason that saudi arabia felt the need to get involved in the yemen war there's lots of criticisms to be raised about the way that they prosecuted that war right and so one of the other things that i found interesting in the book is so mahama been summons. Father has lots and lots of sons and mvs is far from the oldest son. What are sort of the reasons why kings hormone has such an attachment toward. Nbs you mention that nbs unlike some of his siblings and like the other royals. He's a true saudi. He grew up in saudi arabia. Not sort of a source of pride between father and son but what are the other reasons. Yeah there's a huge difference when you look at sort of so so mb s.'s. He's a he's the first son of one of the later wives. King solomon has five sons from his first wife had two three two of them have passed away. But you know a lumber of these first sons have incredible incredibly impressive resumes. One has a phd from oxford. Another was the first arab and the first muslim astronaut flew on the space shuttle discovery You know these people who ran media companies who founded investment companies. They studied at foreign universities. Many of them spend a lot of time. In the united states in the united kingdom you know had very close relationships with some of saudis western allies and but when it comes time for you know when someone becomes king and it comes time to choose the son who is going to sort of be his close assistant at first and then later become the crown prince he goes for him yes and we. Don't you know we can't sort of look inside of his head. I mean at the end of the day you know. He's an absolute monarch and it's not like he's ever going to be held accountable for his decisions or journalists are not gonna sort of sit him down for an interview and have to explain his decision but in all the more i reported this it became very clear that he just had a very very close relationship with with hamad bin. Salman many of his older sons were sort of traveling the world and doing their berries things. Nba stuck very close to home. He never studied in a foreign university. Never spent significant time abroad And so while his father was running the capital riyadh which was his.
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"And to the trump administration and about the white house response to kashoggi's murder. It's the law fair podcast episode. Five hundred twenty. Eight ben hubbard on s. S- actually want to start in the same place that you start the book which is with two events that happened in the fall of twenty seventeen for the most part it plays in the same hotel and on the one hand there's mba his so called davos in the desert and on the other hand there's this roundup of prominent saudis talk a bit about both of these and what they what you feel like they represent about mohammed bin salman's dual in stinks. Yeah i mean this was a really great point to kind of start the book because we really see these two tendencies in his personality. That that i think drove him throughout his rise really come into fruition and really become very clear for people the first is he hoped he this. Investment conference called the future investment initiative. And this thing is sort of vaulted in its ambition. He invites business people. Heads of state Investors billionaires millionaires from all over the world to come to rod any basically goes out of his way to convince them listen. We we know that you guys have preconceptions about saudi arabia. You may think it's kind of a strange place. You may think that we're stuck in the past that we follow the steer form of islam. You're wrong we're going new places. We're going to do amazing new things. We want to shake up the kingdom. And do all you know. He gives his very dramatic declaration about how we don't want to have anything to do with extremism. We're gonna crush extremism today. He'd gets a standing ovation. He announces kind of the headline projects. That he announces are these three mega cities that he plans to build in saudi arabia. One is an entertainment city. This going to have amusement parks and movie theaters and things like that that he wants to develop some islands in the red sea. Into kind of a fancy eco resort. And then the the sort of capstone is this thing called. Neil which is this massive sprawling city that he wants to build in the far north west of the country's kind of in this isolated somewhat barren area on the red sea and he says they wanna spend five hundred billion dollars on it. They wanna make it this sort of hub for innovation technology for business. They want to have it run. On solar energy they want to have robots to all the servicing and an incredible incredible ambition. For what this guy wants to do and you know. I think a lot of people are pretty impressed. I mean definitely you know. A lot of people were skeptical. That some of these things were gonna come about. But i think there was also a lot of enthusiasm. People were pretty used to a certain kind of saudi arabia. I think i became clear to people who attended the conference that this was going to be a very different kind of saudi arabia at this Young prince wanted to develop and then so everybody goes home and you know people are sort of thinking. Wow do i wanna put my money here. Do i want to get do. I want to invest in this place. What do we think about this guy. Is he for real. And then november two thousand seventeen a few weeks after the conference ends you have officials from the royal court and from the secret police. Suddenly round up hundreds of the kingdom's richest and most powerful people and the way this works that people started getting phone calls and they would get a call and say oh the king would like to see you or they would get a call this at the crown prince would like to see you. People would show up. They would be relieved of their cell phones if they had guards their guards would be dismissed their personal belongings would-be taking as if as if they were going to prison. And then they were taken to the ritz carlton which is in very very fancy hotel. They were checked into rooms told to leave the doors open and basically kept there. And then you know. Roy court officials eventually would come around for quote unquote negotiations. The government build this as a massive crackdown on corruption. Basically saying the kingdom has long had a problem with corruption. We're going to end. We're gonna get to the bottom to it. The people who are locked in the ritz are people who are accused of corruption. And we're gonna recuperate any gotten gains in so they have these quote unquote negotiators these people and in the process there's a huge amount of coercion including some physical violence against some of the detainees. And you know they wrap it up. In a few months and government announces that they had recuperated about one hundred and six billion dollars from These people who'd been locked in the hotel so you know if the first the investment conference had really been assigned that l. b. is hugely ambitious. And he wants to do things differently. Any wants the world to come to saudi arabia and be excited about saudi arabia. The message of the ritz was very much. I'm in charge. Nobody else stands above me and even the capital. That was once considered private capital is gonna come to my service. I'm gonna marshall it for the things that i wanted to saudi arabia and i might do that in ways. That don't necessarily respect the rule of law and that might even imply employ violence right and so before we get into more details of what. Nbs does as de facto rule. I wanna zoom way out for a second and saudi. Arabia is the monarchy controlled by a huge single family. But it's famously opaque you describe the inner workings of the family as sort of a black box. How does the hierarchy the royal hierarchy work in saudi arabia. More to the various roles that s occupied in his quick ascension while so in two thousand beginning in two thousand fifteen king abdullah the the previous monarch passes away and and son man who is nbs. his father becomes the nobody's really paying attention to 'em yes at this point but it's the first time that many of us hurt his name this. This includes journalists including myself who had been reporting on saudi arabia. It also includes diplomats. You know people in intelligence services who are sort of charged with researching the royal family and trying to identify young princes who are on the way up and who could become a movers and shakers in various ways and many of them nbs came across their radar. because he'd never really done anything all that significant his background he didn't have sort of shining. That would you know. Point amount is being somebody who could it will likely rise to great power in the kingdom but we start hearing his name. I think the first job that he got if i remember correctly while he was put in charge of the royal court so he sort of becomes the gatekeeper for his father..
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"Covert deaths, a new declassified version of the U. S Intelligence report concluding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Solomon often referred to his NBS approved of the 2018 killing of journalists, Jamal Kashiwagi, the officials saying that the report by the office of the Director of National Intelligence, Deanna In coordination with the CIA, concluding that the crown prince approved in likely erred erred, ordered the murder of Kashiwagi, who's washing post column had criticized the crown Prince CNN, NBC and Reuters are among those news organizations reporting that the group which had assassinated and dismembered this Saudi dissident, then flew to Istanbul on private jets owned by a company previously seized by the Middle Eastern kingdoms, Controversial MBS. But at the White House today, this question to press secretary Jen Psaki said. When they Talk that the president won't hold back. Will he be following up this talk with actions are sanctions on the table. E think there are a range of actions that are on the table. But the first step is the next step. I should say it's for the president to speak with the king. We expect that to happen very soon. As you know, we've committed to the release of an unclassified report that would come out from Deanna and not from the White House on. Of course, our administration is focused on recalibrating the relationship as we've talked about in here previously, and certainly there are areas where we will express concerns on and leave open the option of accountability. There also areas where we will continue to work with Saudi Arabia. Given the threats they face in the region. Well, hold up to the phone call. Is the king avoiding your calls? I don't think that's the characterization. The president has a busy schedule. The king. Obviously, I can't speak to his schedule. I'm not his spokesperson, but we expect the call to happen very soon. I think there was an inaccurate reporting about being confirmed when it wasn't a confirmed call. Yet if you have made clear that the president's gonna be speaking with his counterpart with it came with the Crown prince. But given the Crown princess role in the future of the kingdom, and that he is expected to be implicated here, why not speak to the person I expect to be responsible? Well, I think the president's conversation will cover a range of topics with the king. There's obviously A lot to discuss with Saudi Arabian with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, And as I noted, a previously noted the conferences have been engaged with his appropriate counterparts. The president will be engaged with his appropriate counterparts, and we're engaged at many levels with leaders in Saudi Arabia. So will the conferences counterparts here, But often he's teaching him about this issue that he spoke with him last week. They did a readout. I don't think I have anything more about their call from today's White House briefing. We should Point out during a September 2019 interview with CBS is Norah O'Donnell for 60 Minutes. Piece, the Saudi Crown prince denying any knowledge of Jamal cash. Augie's death his answers through a translator. The world wants the answer to this question. How did you not know about this operation about that? Some think that I should know what three million people working for the Saudi government do daily. It's impossible that the three million would send their daily reports to the leader or the second highest person in the Saudi government. Two of your closest advisors, who are accused of orchestrating this plot were fired by the king removed. From your inner circle. The question is, How could you not know if this was carried out by people who are close to you? The only doctors today the investigations are being carried out and once charges are proven against someone, regardless of their rank, it will be taken to court. No exception made. I've read what the Saudi prosecutor has said about those that are charged in this murder. And it's gruesome the details when you heard that people close to you and in your government carried out such a grisly murder, and that the American government thinks that you ordered it. What did you think I could be the godmother of Lord Coffee, Mother, Cutie. I believe what you mentioned is not correct. There isn't an official statement announced by the American government in this rig. Heart. There isn't clear information or evidence that someone close to me did something to that effect their charges and they're being investigated. But again, you cannot imagine the pain that we suffered, especially as the Saudi government from a crime such as this one. That from September of 2019 the interview available at CBS news dot com, and you heard the Saudi Crown Prince to a translator. Again the headline today a new declassified version of the U. S Intelligence report, concluding that the Saudi Crown prince did approve of the 2018 killing of
Britt Lyle II on design
"Your host Maris cherry and this week. I'm talking with Britt Lyle the second a Motion Graphics designer here in Atlanta, Georgia. Let's start the show. All right. So tell us who you are and what you do. My name is Britt Lyle. I am a motion graphic designer. I'm a graphics assistant at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Now, I've been asking everyone, you know kind of starting off for these interviews how they're sort of holding up right now, you know, we're recording this right now in late September. It's pretty easy. I think well known that we're going to be in the states for a while. Now, how have you been holding up during this pandemic? Oh, wow, there have been like there been good days and bad days. I've been holding up generally well, but like there have been, you know good days and bad days. Like I said I tend to deal with anxiety sometimes so that has been kind of a struggle wage. Kind of cope with along with like just regular anxiety Then the election and covid-19. Like one of the things I learned in grad school is like you have to take time to for yourself, especially in stressful situations. And this entire year has just been one big stressful situation off. So it's very very important to like make yourself as comfortable as possible. Especially someone who like regularly deals with anxiety and off. Yeah, so I just basically just tried to make sure that if I feel like in some type of anxiety attack coming that I make sure to remove myself from the situation and ground myself before coming back to reality so to speak gotcha. Now let's talk about your work at sports and entertainment and can you kind of briefly describe what a MB sports and entertainment is and just sort of what is a regular day like for you right now since you're working from home, so am be Sports entertainment. We are sort of like a company within a company job. We do work for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United. My job specifically is Graphics assistant. So basically that means I help out anyone else you need help with any other big project whether it's coming up with Gameday Graphics video editing color correction or any other regular or irregular occurrence. I might occur to you today. How did you get started there on a whim a lot of a lot of the jobs that I've gotten in particularly designed jobs of Applied on a whim. So I was laid off at my previous job, which I was very very sad about and I was just applying applying everywhere that I can and I saw the post for graphics assistant at a MB. And again, it was one of those things for me. It's like I can't in good conscience past this up and say Thursday. I tried everything that I could so I apply thinking that like I wouldn't hear anything and they turned out to be one of the few people that actually gave me like like three rounds of interviews and hired me within like a month. Nice. Yeah, so you mentioned, you know kind of working on these, you know, not random projects, but you kind of work on an ad-hoc basis as an assistance. So are there any sort wage projects that you like take the lead on or you always kind of working in that second kind of capacity mostly in a secondary capacity because there are people who have been there since the building open since as soon as construction ended they hired a design team and those and some of those people have left but there are still some people have been there since its Inception and they kind of know they build out the process. They're the ones who really like all the assignments all of the the dimensions birth. All the renders all of these little details. They're the ones who built it from the ground up and I'm essentially follow the process. I'll give my two cents every now and then if I feel like it'll help but for the most part they have pretty much have like a game plan laid out for how certain things are done and how certain things are processed. And so, you know, just so folks name Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta is fairly new. I think it was opened and what 2018-2017 2017-2017? Okay, and then prior to that it not in the same space, but pretty close to it was the Georgia Dome that's where I used to work actually years and years and years and years ago. I worked for the Georgia Dome the the Georgia World Congress Center and since Olympic Park, so I'm familiar with that whole kind of campus area and I know back then I mean Georgia Dome all that is owned by the state, but Mercedes-Benz is privately owned. Do you know if off? Any of the the Congress Center staff works there also since it's so close not intimately like I think some people transferred but I mean as far as I know most people have been there since MBS was a thing. I'm not sure if any other people from Georgia Congress moved on to other projects, but I do know that they got a lot of different people from a lot of different places to kind of help build this team up. Yeah. I was just always curious about that cuz I still know a good number of people over there so long what's the best thing you would say about the work that you do? All of the work that I do is like kind of unconventional and well, I guess not unconventional like sort of a dimension sizes that I do that I work with like no one else in the world really works with these type of Dimensions cuz inside the stadium there's this song Halo board, and it's like six feet high, I think it's got like Fifty four thousand LED lights on it and the the file sizes and the dimensions that we work with are just pretty unorthodox and pretty wild to kind of like work with and when I first got started, you know someone I got trained in art school or just doesn't in designing was as the standard 1920 x 1080 and then suddenly I have to deal with sizes that are like fifty thousand nine fifty thousand five thousand or ten thousand sizes and it's kind of weird but it's also kind of cool cuz like you you kind of makes my portfolio stand out a little bit off and yeah, I guess that would be the best thing is that like I do I do the type of design that are very different than anyone else does and it may be kind of hard to put on social. Which is why I tend to put it on my website, but at the same time like not a lot of people can say they have designed the stuff that I designed and
America's First News
Global stocks lower on US job losses, pricier oil
"April A. F. and markets in Asian markets tumbled after soaring job losses here in the U. S. tempered enthusiasm over a possible deal to stabilize oil prices amid anxiety over the global slump caused by the corona virus pandemic of benchmarks in Shanghai Tokyo and Hong Kong all down Australia lost more than two percent U. S. crude lost four percent here is what happening here's what's happening with that Wall Street climbed into its first gain in three days after strengthening oil prices revived beaten energy stocks the S. and P. rose two point three percent benchmark oil jumping nearly twenty five percent that followed a tweet from president trump who said he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia to dial down their price war but the Kremlin later disputed part of his tweeting president trump was asked about that yesterday we did this morning about your call with the Saudi Arabia MBS we had some people say that the figures of you side with ten thousand ten million and fifteen million barrels per day it's not what they're agreeing to can you be more specific about what I
WBZ Morning News
Saudi Crown Prince's Top Royal Rivals Arrested in Apparent Power Consolidation
"Two senior Saudi Arabian princes have been arrested a U. S. official confirms to CBS news the dissensions happen in a moment of economic crisis in the kingdom and appeared to tighten the grip of power for crown prince Mohammed bin Salman also known as MBS he's acting as the de facto ruler of the kingdom due to his father's
Jeff Bezos Got A Shady WhatsApp Link From The Saudi Crown Prince And Was Hacked
"Reuters writes that the Saudi Foreign Ministry has again dismissed claims of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's involvement in hacking Amazon founder. Jeff bezos is phone as absurd. That is they didn't do it. And especially the the crown prince didn't do it but investigations are in progress and it certainly seems that something was done to Mr Basis device. Is it possible. The Crown Prince May Himself Elf have been hacked either his phone or WHATSAPP account as some have suggested. Well sure maybe. And it does seem odd that a crown prince would directly actually get his digital hands dirty on the other hand who better to hack the richest man in the world's device than a fellow billionaire who's met him at the places where billionaires go to meet in any case buzzfeed notes Saudi aligned. Twitter accounts have been doing a lot of anti bezos wolfing with accusations of insincerity concerning his expressions expressions of mourning for the late Jamal Kashogi a discreditable personal life. As evidenced by the intimate pictures someone provided to the national enquirer and so on buzzfeed thinks the accounts doing the tweeting are a part of a coordinated and inauthentic campaign presumably directed from beyond so does the United Nations in Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings. Agnes Alamar told buzzfeed quote the hacking and the campaign are two actions taking place place alongside each other both of which aim in my view at intimidating creating fear and ultimately controlling or silencing the people who are the object of both hacking and the campaign and quote. Mr Bezos has been the target of such campaigns before. NBC News reported that they began shortly after. Jamal Kashogi who had been a columnist columnist for the Bezos owned Washington Post was assassinated inside the Saudi embassy in taboo a murder which occurred on October second of twenty eighteen twitter at that that time took down a large number of the accounts involved. The platform has yet to take large-scale action in this latest round. Forbes wrote yesterday that graphic reported some eighty eighty five hundred tweets by fans of 'EM BS that is fans of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. A common theme was a threat to boycott Amazon.
BBC World Service
Saudi Arabia formally starts IPO of oil firm Saudi Aramco
"We start this off out with events in Saudi Arabia after several delays it now appears that the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has given the green light to the flotation of the country state oil company Aramco shares we offered in a portion of the company in what's expected to be one of the largest IPO initial public offerings ever the oil company is in its entirety thought to be worth more than one and a half trillion dollars and it's one of the world's most profitable firms Dr Alan wells is all through the book Saudi ink about Aramco she's president of transversal consulting that's a private consultation group on energy and geopolitics Ramco IPO it's going to be probably the largest IPO in history Aramco is as far as we know the largest company in the world right now by of market cap we haven't received the full financial yeah but what we do know is that two thousand and eighteen the company made a hundred and eleven billion dollars in profit which is more than any other company in the entire world and so that gives a sense to us you know to interested parties of just how profitable this oil company is and it's not particularly profitable when you look at it in comparison to the other oil companies that are out there today one is using the Saudi crown prince is doing this now well that that's a big question and the reason is that they're giving is that they would like to essentially monetize their shares in Aramco and then to use the money from the IPO not for the company typically when a company you know goes public if money is is reinvested into the company or at least some of that money is with us into the company in this case it will likely go to you the Saudi government date indicated that they're looking to put this money into their sovereign wealth fund and they use it to make other kinds of investments men's in the energy field goal beyond that well exactly there's they think that they're looking to make investments in technology for our and in sectors that are outside of the energy world even to diversify thirty really the company though it's questionable whether it hi the best and that the sovereign wealth fund has pursued so far are really doing anything to actually diversify the Saudi economy because there were attacks on the ramp facilities in September do you think they've had any influence on today's decision absolutely there's this attacks were a major major issue and have certainly called into question investors buying he it stability of a ram close oil infrastructure on the other hand very quick and effective response from the company in basically working around these issues and getting or production back up it's safe and effective ways really does show the incredible yeah of the company and its ability to respond to situations like this now the truth is that did it people who study the company who who does Saudi Arabia understood that this was a wreck at Aramco is clearly aware that these facilities were at risk and hide the tuition in our in play to work around Dr Ellen wolves the author and consultant speaking to me from do you bind of on a you had a thought just quickly first the MBS that the Saudi crown prince have a vision of twenty twenty to modernize the country on the east coast that they specify its resources so the official line is that this is going along with the vision and they don't want to rely on always completely full of that income so that sound great the only reason why now I can think about is that when Iran attacked old when allegedly Iran attacked the I'm closing at it was an attack against Saudi Arabia but once you open shares of arm cool two oz is on non sold the allegedly in city than Iran is not just attacking Saudi Arabia so it is a look at the patterns which can stop the Iranian from attacking the good the company
Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe
Saudi Arabia's MBS: War with Iran would collapse global economy
"Now Saudi Arabia's crown princes warning a war with Iran could bring down the global economy Mohammed bin Salman told CBS the price of oil would go on a match in a play height if the country's went to will but he urged the will to take firm action to the tower of Ron adding he prefers name electric pressure on Tehran. thirty to me until the region represents about thirty percent of the world's energy supplies Jedi about twenty percent of global trade passages for Kentucky but about four percent of the world's GDP. that's enough imagine all these three things stop hi this means a total collapse of the global
This Morning with Gordon Deal
Bob Corker: Zero question MBS ordered Khashoggi killing
"Fact, the NASDAQ is now in correction territory more than ten percent below its high in August after further review investigate investors, lack enthusiasm now apparently for the ninety day. Tariffs ceasefire struck over the weekend by China and the US stirring worries the disagreement between the world's two biggest economies could hurt US growth. Diane Swonk chief economist at grant Thornton. We also saw many farmers over the summer declared bankruptcy. So even if China were to turn around and dialogue farm products today. The surgery always highest resources twenty ten coming back. Also, many investors are shying away from risk due to building fears of an economic
Monocle 24: The Globalist
No doubt MbS behind Khashoggi murder: Republican senators
"Following a briefing by the director of the CIA, gene hospital. US senators said that there is no doubt that crown prince Mohammed bin Salman should be held accountable for the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamaica Shoghi kashogi was killed on October. The second after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents needed for his upcoming marriage hustle met with democrat and Republican senators yesterday and they've now vowed to take action against Saudi Arabia. Well, joining me in the studio is Bill Lou who's a Middle East analyst, and who was also a friend of Jamaica Shoghi. Elizabeth KENDALL Buhl also be joining us. She's a senior research fellow in our bec- at Pembroke college. Oxford Bill, let's just talk about Gina hospital. Now, she's the head of the CIA. The agency's been quite clear about who it thinks is responsible for this. But of course, she was kept away from the initial briefing. Tell us tell us what the CIA has said, well, essentially, they have confirmed what everyone has been saying really for quite some time that it's very clear abundantly clear from. The evidence that they have acquired, including these electronic messages that that the moments Amman was very much involved in the murder of Hashem Rosie in the in the consulate in Istanbul. What's what's interesting is the junior hospital was prevented from going to the Senate to just last week. Mr. pale, the sectors state engine, manufactured fence were the ones who went. And I think that was a blunder I think it was a serious blunder by by Trump because it damages both a pump Heo and Mattis as well as as President Trump. And I think to put this into context with tend to a look at all these statements that come out of the White House said about various actors and players on the world, San, but this is unprecedented. This is a very senior members of the of the ruling Republican party attacking an ally in no uncertain terms. Calling him crazy saying we will not do business with this, man. Speaking about really, a a mental aberration. And and being appalled at what he has been told. And what he's heard. So it's an unprecedented step that that is that is that is unrivalled. And I think it's going to be damaging for Trump. I think it's going to be damaging for the people that support him. And really, I you know, my home. Convince Oman obviously now is on very very thin ice as you say unprecedent to attack an ally like that, but also hugely problematic for the Senate to go. So against what the president to say. Yes. An and because it's leading Republicans supporters vocal supporters of of Trump that have carried this attack out. So it's not just an attack on Amman is an attack on the strategy that somehow we can maintain a relationship with my mind because we need Saudi Arabia now, what Lindsey Graham was saying. I'm making a distinction here. Saudi Arabia is not NBS an and really that's a road perhaps out of this mess. Don't trump. But when you look at Saudi Arabia right now, it is MBA because he controls everything the economy, the military security system. And and and now really the challenge is can there's some space be created. So those within the ruling found in Saudi Arabia can start the process of actually getting rid of. I'm on..