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"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.
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Cuban officials say this is the latest in a series of attacks against Cuban diplomatic missions in recent years. The attack came as international pressure continues to mount demanding the nation from a list of state sponsors of terrorism. Cuban President Miguel Diaz -Canel addressed the UN General Assembly in New York last week, where he stressed the urgency of a new and fairer global contract. The G -77 was founded six decades ago to repair centuries of injustice and abandonment. in And today's convulsive world they are entangled in a host of world crises where poverty is on the rise and hunger is even greater. ...by the need to change which has not been resolved and by the condition of being the main victims of the current global multidimensional crisis, abusive unequal exchange, scientific and technological gaps and the degradation of the environment. But we are also united and have been for more than half a century now by the inescapable challenge and determination the to transform the current international order which as well as being exclusionary and irrational is unsustainable for the planet and is not viable for the well -being of all. ...just ahead of the United Nations General Assembly Cuba hosted the G77 summit in Alabama where leaders of low and middle income countries echoed calls for a change to the international order. The meeting which was also attended by China came at a time of growing frustration against Western powers and divisions over the war in Ukraine. Also the fight against the climate crisis the in global economic system as many global south nations face unprecedented debt rising living costs and worsening economic crises. Cuban President Diaz -Canel also spoke about the debt global at the UN General Assembly last week. Most of the G77 nations are forced to allocate more resources to servicing debt than to investments in health or education. What sustainable development can be achieved with that noose around their necks? Well, for more, we're joined in New York by Carlos Fernández de Ocasio, Cuba's Deputy Foreign Minister. Welcome back to Democracy Now! It's good to have you with us. If you could start off by talking about the attack on the Cuban embassy in Washington, D .C. Cuba's just released the video footage of Molotov Thank you for having me. As you have explained, this is throwing two Molotov cocktails over the fence and against the building of the embassy. This is in the middle of the Capitol of the United States on 16th Street, by standard any in most capitals of the world that would be considered a terrorist act. Imagine if it have would happened to a U .S. embassy or a NATO member embassy anywhere in the world. It would immediately be called a terrorist act. It hasn't happened to this moment. Now, there's a history of aggression against Cuban embassies and of terrorism against Cuba. And the majority of that terrorism has been financed, organized, or perpetrated from the territory of the United States by people who live there. There's a long history for that. And there are many victims in Cuba of terrorism organized, perpetrated, and carried out want to see happen right now. We would expect a thorough investigation, a speedy investigation, and for the perpetrators to be prosecuted and treated as what they are, as criminals that committed a terrorist act against a diplomatic mission in the center of the U .S. Capitol. more I want to go to a clip of Democratic Massachusetts Congress member Jim McGovern talking about Current U .S. policy towards Cuba is best described as continuing the sanctions and policies of Donald Trump. Every day our policies hurt the Cuban people. One thing the United States can do to provide relief is to remove Cuba from the state sponsor of terrorism list. There is absolutely no reason for Cuba to be on that list none and its impact affects nearly every global financial and economic institution. Many European nations and U .S. allies want to help relieve the suffering of the Cuban people especially in the areas of health and basic needs but their hands are tied because of the SST list and its onerous financial restrictions and punishments. Our policy is a relic from the Cold War and quite frankly it's cruel. So that's what we need. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. If you can respond to what the Congress member is saying, describe the effects of the sanctions on Cuba and if you can relate to it the increasing number of migrants. We're seeing the same thing with Venezuela where the U .S. has imposed major sanctions against the government. The increase in number of migrants that coming into the United States. The last phrase that the Congressman used was that it's a cruel policy. And that's the aim of what's being done. There's no rationale, there's no reasonable argument by any US politician or a member of the government to explain why Cuba should be in that list. Cuba's relationship with terrorism is as a victim. Over 3 ,400 deaths caused by terrorism in Cuba, not as a perpetrator. Now the reason it's there is because of its economic effect. It's a tool reinforce to the economic blockade. A country that is in that list suffers the consequences of financial transactions and commercial transactions being cut or being in the world. A few weeks after Cuba was put in that list in 2021, dozens of financial institutions that had a long relationship with Cuba severe that relationship and cut it simply because they fear punishment by the United States or they think that they will be in some way they will see their interest damaged in doing business with the United States because of the influence, territorial influence of the United States. I'll give you another example. Tourists from Europe are threatened by the United States if they travel to Cuba, that they will have problems if they wish to travel to the United States. They will lose the exemption that they have or the waiver that they have as Europeans to travel to the US and they would have to request visa a with the possibility of it being denied. So it's an extraterritorial threat from the US to European tourists. Now, tourism is a main source of income for Cuba. It's one of our main industries. So it has an impact on the financial resources that we need to stabilize and to develop the economy. So it has an influence in Cuba's everyday life in doing business, in trying to sell and trying to buy, trying to make payments, trying to obtain credits from any country. I'm not speaking about the United I'm States, speaking any country around the world, including countries that have a good political relationship with Cuba, friendly which with are which we have cooperation, which we have a long lasting relationship. But the effect and the impact of US policy has a threatening effect on them. So can you explain your understanding of why the Biden administration is doing this, continuing this, given that when Biden was vice president under President Obama, they changed the relationship with Cuba, talking about normalizing that relationship? It's a very important question, one that we normally ask Americans for them to explain to us why the president that during the electoral campaign committed to voters, to electors, that he will change swiftly the policy, he hasn't done it. And the excuses change. And reasons and the pretexts change to the two elections, to political considerations, to the presence of powerful members in Congress that put obstacles to the president to act. But, truly, the reason is not very clear to us beyond the wish of trying to make life as unbearable as possible for the people of Cuba as a way of trying to extract from Cuba political political concessions. Talk about the climate crisis. I mean, it's an issue the Cuban president raised addressing world leaders at the UN General Assembly, as well as other G7 are dealing with this. I suspect you're speaking about the world crisis and the economic crisis or the economic crisis. The climate crisis. The climate crisis is one of the largest challenge for humankind. And we're all in it together. is in many ways the result of unsustainable patterns of production and consumption that continued have to exist in spite of the conventions, in spite of agreements.
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"That's pretty much it. That's three hours of programming. Well, I'm not going to set up everything. You're going to have to tune in and listen. Well, we're very much looking forward to that. Hey, Jess Metten, I really appreciate you filling in for Carol this afternoon. Always a pleasure. It's been fantastic, and more from you a little later this week as well. That does do it for Bloomberg Businessweek. I'm Tim Stanovec with Jess Metten. Bloomberg Daybreak Asia starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Daybreak Asia for this Tuesday, September 12th in Hong Kong. Monday, September 11th in New York. Coming up today... Apple renews its deal with Qualcomm and assign in -house iPhone chips may not be ready. Disney and Charter Communications agree to end the blackout of ESPN and ABC for millions of customers. And China's economy showing signs of stability as credit growth rises. U .S. and NATO say Russia must be desperate to accept munitions from North Korea. FDA approves new COVID vaccine. Remembering 9 -11. I'm Ed Baxter with Global News. A Juventus star is facing as much as a four -year suspension. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have that story and more coming up in Bloomberg Sports. And if you're joining from the Asia Pacific...
Fresh update on "nato" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Marshall Dulles 67 Airport 67 and dropping to the upper 50s overnight 1031 this is WTOP news everything you need every time you listen the TLP producers desk is wired by IBEW Local 26 where electrical to grow good evening I'm Demetri some Alicia Abelson is our producer stories were following for you tonight it could be a first sign of progress in the effort to avoid a government shutdown in the next 24 hours according to the hill House Speaker Kevin McCarthy this evening floated passing a mean continuing resolution a continuing resolution is a measure that keeps the government funded while something more permanently is crafted and now this CR continuing resolution would be without Ukraine aid however however the speaker did not commit to placing such a measure up for a vote tomorrow other republicans said they're still exploring GOP only possibilities to vote on tomorrow shutting out any talk of bipartisanship at this point there there are few options left for congress to avoid the shutdown and today the house has voted to reject a republicans top cap spending bill it was thought to be one of the last and best efforts to get this done and keep the government running let's hear more tonight from WTO piece mitchell miller today on the hill the house vote on the GOP short term spending fell bill well short losing one ninety eight to two thirty two with twenty one republicans voting against their parties legislation it's a bruising defeat for house speaker kevin mccarthy who was unable to deliver the votes needed to get it to the senate this is the reaction from the house's top democrat hakeem jeffries we're in the middle of a republican civil war that has been ongoing for months and now threatens a catastrophic government shutdown that will hurt everyday americans the senate meanwhile continues to press ahead with its short term measure which even if it passes won't be approved before saturday's midnight deadline also in the senate high praise from both sides of the aisle for for a long time democratic senator diane feinstein alaska republican senator lisa murkowski says she counted as her a friend diane feinstein was generous she was gracious she was she was kind senate majority leader chuck schumer says feinstein had a special quality her integrity was a diamond her integrity shone like a beacon across the senate and across the country feinstein was the longest serving woman ever in the senate and her last vote came on thursday on the short term spending bill crafted to keep the government up and running on capitol hill mitchell miller wtop news it is time going to take for some the government to open up again after any shutdown this weekend or beyond jason miller from federal news network explains ramp back up from a shutdown it's not just a one for one okay we were shut down a week will take a week to catch up it's four more like to one four weeks for every week you're shut down because again like the contractors invoices that grows backlog it's not like oh we're going to bring in ten more people to work the backlog it's still just jeffrey and jason there working the backlog and we can only sign things and get them through the process as quickly as possible last government shutdown lasted thirty five days you can go to wtop .com tonight for frequently asked questions about the pending shutdown news other tonight another big news story after hours of deliberations a jury comes to a decision on the fate of a former loudon county public school superintendent on trial for two misdemeanor charges here's wtop scott kelman who was at court today a jury here at loudon county circuit court found former superintendent scott ziegler guilty retaliating of against former special education teacher erin brooks brooks said she had been sexually assaulted by a student and argued her contract wasn't renewed because she spoke out about it i think it's important that you know this message resonates certainly with the new administration lcps that they're gonna have to do business differently going forward that's ian prior executive director of the fight group for schools who hugged brooks in court after the verdict was read but the jury found ziegler not guilty of an employee for attending court prosecutors argued brooks was punished for testifying before a special grand jury investigating how the county handled sexual assaults in 2021 ziegler could face up to a year in jail and or a dollar 2500 fine his attorney declined to comment and sentencing is scheduled for january fourth outside of the courthouse in faceburg scott gellman wtop news a 16 year old is found guilty of second degree murder in a juneteenth music festival last year the shooting claimed the life of a 15 year old and injured three other people including a police officer the washington post reports a dc superior court judge agreed with prosecutors that the defendant brought a to gun the outdoor festival and opened fire when he saw concert goer chase pool the team will be sentenced in person convicted in juvenile court may not be imprisoned beyond their 21st birthday coming up here on wtop a big toy store in new york opens a store around here the uaw strike got bigger today expanding to plants in lansing in chicago as well look at the details of the new camden yards deal that maryland struck with the oriel's even as that team is headed to the postseason stay with us here's john air vp and gm of software ventures at arc field encouraging agencies to keep focused and patient when employing a zero trust strategy the journey to the cloud exactly that is a journey right so is they're planning and designing their zero trust architectures they're also leaning forward and saying do we do this in the cloud do still we stay on prem maybe we push most of this to the cloud uh so it's it's a journey and especially for those Organizations just keeping up to date right i mean last week, we had july was july 10th or microsoft came out the nato summit over in lithuania and said hey there's a word doc and it has a uh a vulnerability in it right it can take over your systems those are going to evolve happened so staying on their guard for what they currently have to do while they're migrating to their future position Right is is really important. That's john meyer vp and gm of software ventures at arc field for Or go to federal newsnetwork .com search arc field 10 37 more more more. little Hi bob here from bob's discount furniture here to let you know that we're opening a brand new store in manassas located at the suddenly town plaza bringing even more of bob's discount to
A highlight from WIN Home Inspection with Jeff Starr
"Episode number 500 is up next on the veteran on the move podcast Ten years of podcasting 500 interviews with the veteran community great military veteran military spouse entrepreneurs out there Holy cow, I can't believe it's ten years in 500 episodes. Thank you for listening. Thank you for all your support Looking forward to another 500 episodes another 10 years Jeff star with win home inspection is up next on veteran on the move Welcome Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition an entrepreneur wannabe or someone still stuck in that J -o -b trying to escape this podcast is dedicated to your success And now your host Joe crane Whether you're taking a trip to relax or see somewhere new You deserve a travel card that does the work for you for more on Navy Federal's flagship rewards visit Navy federal org Coastguard veteran Jeff star from win home inspection Jeff 30 -plus years in the Coast Guard. That's awesome Looking forward to talking about business and entrepreneurship what you're doing these days. So take us back Tell us what you did in the Coast Guard Hey Joe, thanks for having me on your show. Well, it actually started in high school I joined the Missouri National Guard when I was 17 went to boot camp in Portland win, Missouri Graduated from that went back to high school and did my senior year and then moved on to AIT which is the training for the army and I was a tactical radio communicator So basically I carried a backpack radio and worked on their radios got a chance to go to Germany For a large NATO US exercise and kind of opened up my world view and my eyes a little bit You know as an 18 year old coming out of Missouri central, Missouri There's a you know, I lived in farmland. So I got to see what was going on there now I'm in another country traveling around with people that are a lot older than me that been around so Got a got a good view into a little bit about what the world was going what was going on in the world So fast forward I decided to go to college I'm in college pursuing a degree in aviation and Too much college activities and not enough good enough grades and they they gave me the invitation not to return You gotta see MSU Yes, yeah, right there in Lawrenceburg. Yep Yep, so great program great school Just it wasn't a good time for me at that time too. I wasn't ready So now I'm deciding what am I gonna do am I gonna join the army and Start seeing some commercials about the Coast Guard on TV. I'm like in Missouri You don't see a lot of Coast Guard, you know, because we're in the center of the country. We're landlocked There's there is a Coast Guard there. I found out later on but not to my knowledge at the time So I get in my car. I live in Colombia and I drive to st. Louis to see a recruiter I get the recruiters office goes. Hey, thank you for your interest But I can't recruit you you live on the wrong side of the Missouri River you need to go to Kansas City So now back in the car driving to Kansas City and Get all the stuff done and there's an eight -month wait list to get in so I go ahead and sign the paperwork and delay entry finally getting the Coast Guard and After graduating boot camp, I end up going to Tillamook Bay, Oregon So basically they've got a motor lifeboats that are like the tanks in the water They're meant to take 30 40 foot waves you get there the windows are made of bulletproof glass 300 bulletproof glass you get into the boat and You strap in with a helmet your dry suit and the seat belts and buckle in And you go out there and take waves and try not to take waves But sometimes you have to for the fishing boat to fleet that's coming in So what an exciting job, you know at 21 years old you're out there charging these giant waves Get in beat up by the waves and pulling people out of water and rescuing them It could have ended right there. I could have stayed in that job forever. It was it was amazing. It was an adrenaline rush But I wanted to do aviation still So I put my name on the school list to go to aviation the Coast Guard and I went to Elizabeth City, North Carolina for and Electronics avionics Had to wait a year for that school, so I got to play around in Oregon for a while the school 38 weeks Learn how to do all the component repair of all the electronics on the plane Graduated from there and get my first units in Traverse City, Michigan like where's Traverse City, Michigan and it's all the way up north and As far it's in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan So and at the time they were flying Of course each series or what the army would have or other services BC Kings or or Jolly Green Giants So I get there and I learned that after going to school all this time. I really don't know anything So it's time. It's time to start learning. You're an apprentice. So, you know, you start learning everything about the plane and the organization And Soon as I learned everything about the HCI thought I needed to know we transitioned to 60s So then we get the Seahawks the Coast Guard version of the Seahawk so got to do that and so spend eight to ten years Learning, you know my craft and trade and and just enjoying the Coast Guard You know the camaraderie the people in the organization the mission And then took a took my next tour to Alaska So I got to go to Kodiak, Alaska and help them transition because nobody was qualified to fly the 60s yet only the first units so I got to go up there and help stand up the program and Start, you know training everybody and flying that mission with the 60 But they didn't have the 60s yet. So I had to go back to the X trees and fly that again So it's kind of flying in both at the same time. So it was nice I mean I was getting you know, three and four hundred hours a year flight time and You know, it was Alaska some of the most beautiful flying you can imagine we do stuff that you know, I couldn't pay for So got to do that And then after leaving Traverse City or after leaving Kodiak my transition again to another helicopter I moved in Detroit and we moved to the Eurocopter 65 Which is a smaller business corporate helicopter that the Coast Guard uses for its ship based operations so I got to do that and then I'm starting to roll up on my my my 20 20 years it's gonna be coming up here pretty soon. I'm at 15. I'm starting to think what am I gonna do? So I started doing, you know different college programs. So they give my associate degree Well, I got my associate degree knocked out while I still in Detroit and then we go back to Alaska where? I'm within a two -year window now so planning on Transitioning out at 20. I go ahead and get my my Microsoft engineering degree And then that takes a year to do that so the tour in Alaska is only three years so back to Traverse City and I'm looking at getting out at that point in time and that's where I start my first business up there I started business in 2002 building computer repair computers and servicing Computers for large corporations. Yeah, where did the where the desire to where the desire to search your own business come from? Um, well, I knew I needed to get out and I didn't really want to it was gonna be hard to replace an organization I'm already in I didn't necessarily want to work for a company Yeah, and so doing my own thing in my own, you know not have to rely on somebody else To get the job done because I know I can do the job and I wanted to do it myself So there was a desire. I did that job for about four years and then Lo and behold I promoted myself out of my position. I was in in Traverse City So it was either I was in you seven at the time and I was gonna make a yay So like okay, where can I go and you know make that kind of money? I'm not I'm not generating that kind of income at this point in time So kind of put that in the back burner and shelved it for a while also, I was seeing I'd get my Microsoft degree and I saw that everything was getting outsourced and Working on hands -on technology You're always chasing the certification because everything's changing so quickly within the computer industry I wasn't sure how how much I wanted to stay continually chasing that certification So decide to go back to school we transfer to Miami at that point and That was a Big culture shift going from Alaska to Traverse City down to Miami because the missions are different. Yeah cold to hot Right. So I went more from more of a search and rescue law enforcement to more of a law enforcement search and rescue So the emphasis was more on law enforcement down in Florida with the international treaties and border protection type mission So I started going back to school again get my bachelor's degree and Finished up that and then again, so I wasn't looking at getting out at that point. We're at year 24 at that point Promoted again made Master Chief for E9 and was waiting and Wanted to go back to Detroit fortunately, nobody else wanted to go back to Detroit and I was able to pick up that job as The command enlisted advisor working for the CEO in Detroit What great job great experience wonderful people I worked with and then at that point I started working on my master's degree and business with Masters in health care administration some kind of shotgunning, you know the different things I'm planning on doing when I get out I want to make sure I could cover all the bases. I had done troop the teacher signed up for it Got a degree in history got a degree and business and then what got an MBA and then an MHA and Didn't do any of that when I got out So, what was your transition like you end up getting the JOB and was it smooth on the way out because I mean you're you're prepared educational wise but What was the twist in turn? Yeah, it's interesting because you know and it's not from the organization you don't hear but I think ourselves we underestimate our Capabilities when we're in we're thinking hey, we're in this job We've been doing the same job on the military side But when I get out I'm gonna I don't I can't how do I deal with and how do I work in that? Organization, you know, how do I fit in and how do I provide value? Yeah, and hey Jeff before before we get too far? let's take a quick break and Re -attack this on the way back Getting a new car is exciting and you deserve a hassle -free buying experience You can get a decision in seconds and enjoy great rates with everything You need in one place Navy Federalist Car Buying Center is your one -stop shop for researching Financing buying protecting and enjoying your next car you can search for new and used cars access vehicle history reports enjoy discounts on auto insurance and more and you can make the most of your time on the road wherever you go with our flagship credit card whether you're taking a trip to relax or see somewhere new You deserve a travel card does the work for you in my 33 years as a Navy Federal member I've had the flagship credit card since it first came out and we use our travel points all the time flagship credit card will earn you three times points on travel plus up to $100 in statement credits towards TSA pre -check or global entry and a free year of Amazon Prime With two times the points on all purchases outside of travel the rewards don't have to end where your vacation does For more on Navy Federalist Car Buying experience and flagship rewards visit navyfederal .org Open armed forces DoD veterans and their families credit and collateral subject to approval Navy Federalist insured by NCUA Visa is a registered service mark of Visa used by Navy Federal under license All right back talking with Coast Guard veteran Jeff Starr from Wynn Home Inspection so Jeff anyways failed to mention We talked about this for you at the record button your episode number 500 Which is a major milestone for any podcast or any podcaster So I wish I had a door prize for you or something, but I just didn't acknowledge Yeah, you're one of the few coasties I've had on the show.
Fresh update on "nato" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Now police believe that Davis is the shot caller the person who organized the plan to kill the rapper. He's the uncle the of suspected shooter. He's long been linked to the case. Back in 2019 he wrote in a tell -all memoir that that he was in the Cadillac when the shooting started. Turning to Ukraine tonight Ukraine and Russia are both firing drones Ukraine appears to be winning that phase of the war but Russia may be on the brink of a huge victory in the information war. Listen but verify. Radovan Novorski is Slovakia's ambassador to U .S. the and he's warning Russian operatives including the Russian Embassy in Slovakia are aggressively using disinformation. Using big media companies tools to force their narrative in in Slovak public. That big media is Facebook and they've been so successful that Robert Ficho the former prime minister of Slovakia who says Ukraine should not get report any from Slovakia may win this election. That will be quite a significant breach in quite unified position of NATO allies. And it's absolutely critical because Slovakia shares a border with Ukraine. WTOP's national security correspondent JJ Green. What resources are for available federal workers facing the loss of a paycheck in this expected government shutdown? We've got that in a couple minutes on here WTOP. Hi I'm Patricia Ferrick president of FBC Bank. With me today is CEO Richard Zarek and CFO Nadine Shwery of Mission First and their new acquisition Ardent. Richard, Nadine, as a valued customer of FBC Bank, would you please tell us about your
A highlight from 1381: Bitcoin Will Touch $100 Million By This Date - Fidelity
"In today's episode, I'll be breaking down the latest technical analysis, as well as breaking news. This just in, BRICs to officially abandon the US dollar for trade settlements, quitting Max Kaiser. This is what happens. The BRICs following up on Russia's big win in the Ukraine will launch a gold -backed currency. The reaction from NATO countries will be fatally panic print fiat money. Also in today's show, analysts issues a dire warning for Bitcoin and says Bitcoin price can plunge below the 2022 lows. I'll be breaking down these targets. As well as Glassnode founders predict Bitcoin will soar to new highs sooner than expected. And I'll be giving you a hint, it's a six -figure target. Send it and let's go. As well as ex -Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal predicts crypto hits $10 trillion valuation after family offices and institutions arrive. We'll also be discussing breaking news the Bitcoin halving can take the Bitcoin price action to $148 ,000 per coin by July 2025. According Petterra to Capital, we'll also be discussing our main story of the day and that's Fidelity, one of the largest asset managers in the world. They're predicting the Bitcoin price to touch $100 million. I'll be sharing their date as well as their latest analysis. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again that's cryptonewsalerts .net. Welcome everyone. Just tuning in. This is pod episode number 1381. I'm your host JV and today is August 24th, 2023. Checking out our market watch, which you can see here on the screen. Unfortunately, we didn't hit 27 ,000 though. We got quite close yesterday. Today we corrected back in the red with Bitcoin barely holding on to 26 ,000 as support down two and a half percent for the day. We also have Ether down two and a half percent trading at roughly $1 ,650 and checking out coinmarketcap .com, the current crypto market cap sit just above that trillion dollar milestone with roughly 30 billion in volume in the past 24 hours with a Bitcoin dominance at 48 .3 % and the Ether dominance at 18 .9%. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers in the past 24 hours, we have Bone leading the pack, no pun intended, up 12 and a half percent trading at $1 .43, followed by Render up two and a half percent trading at $1 .46, followed by Immutable up just 1 % trading at 58 cents as virtually all the major alts are currently correcting and in the red as we can see here on Crypto Bubbles. And checking out the Crypto Greed in Fear Index, one of my favorite indicators, shows we're currently rated a 41 in fear. Yesterday was a 37, last week a 50 and last month a 50 in neutral. So there you have it. Welcome to everyone just joining us for our live stream today. I appreciate all the live support as we receive here each and every day. Without further ado, let's now break down our Bitcoin technical analysis and check out the charts and what's popping with the King Crypto in the markets after last week's massacre that brought Bitcoin from about that $29 ,000 level to $25 ,300, which is a new two month low within a single day. The asset started to show enhanced signs of stagnation. Now the next several days, including the typically less volatile weekend, were quite boring with the Bitcoin price standing at around $26 ,000, which is precisely where we're at at the time of this recording. Now the only more notable move came yesterday when Bitcoin fell by over $500 ,000, but recovered those losses almost immediately. And as such, it had calmed at around $26 ,000 before the bulls stepped in on the gas pedal and pushed it north $800, which resulted in a six day high, which sits at $26 ,800. So as of right now, Bitcoin has lost some steam, but it's still practically broke even for the day. We're down 2 .5 % at this time. And also we can see the altcoins obviously getting wrecked as well. So the altcoins suffered just as badly and even worse than Bitcoin plummeting last week, and they failed to produce any substantial gains for the following days. And I'm actually curious, which altcoins are you currently bullish on, if any? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments right down below. And now let's actually check out this tweet from Watcher Guru, who points out just then the BRICS to officially abandon the US dollar for trade settlements. And Max Keiser wrote, this is what happens. The BRICS following up on Russia's big win in the Ukraine will launch a goldback currency. The reaction from NATO countries will be fatally panic print fiat money as that money printer continue to go. He also said that this is announcement number one, abandon the US dollar. Next they'll announce a common gold backed currency. And he quoting himself here from Najee Bokele, Nax is always right. So preach and shout out to Max Keiser and Stacey Herbert of the Kaiser report. Now how many of you have been following BRICS? We have been covering this story here on the show. Now, many nations all united together for the de -dollarization of the US dollar and introducing a new currency, which is allegedly going to be gold back. So it'll be interesting to see how all this plays out. All I know is this only keep in fiat what you're willing to lose. Take that to the bank, pun intended. Now let's break down our next story of the day and discuss new lows, which could be incoming as per crypto analysts. I'm going to be sharing some of these targets and then we'll get into some of our bullish price predictions. So I like to cover the lows as well as the highs. Here we go. Bennett tells his 111 ,000 followers on X that Bitcoin can plunge by nearly 50 % from the current price. Holy moly. Wouldn't that take us like, what, south of 13 ,000? Using a chart showing Bitcoin had fallen out of the ascending channel that it has been stuck in for about a decade, Bennett says Bitcoin could plunge to slightly below that support level of $14 ,000, acting as a strong resistance zone between 2018 and 2020. Now, I'd like to point out, as you all should know, the current low for this cycle is 15 ,700 we hit in the fourth quarter of last year. So this analyst is ultimately saying we could potentially expect a new low of $14 ,000. Let me know if you agree or disagree with the analyst, quoting him here. I posted this Bitcoin chart showing macro resistance at 29 ,000 to 33 ,000 back in March. 31 ,800 was the recent swing high. That's right. It's the annual high for this year's 31 ,800. And he goes on to share, guess what comes next? Well, according to Bennett, a Bitcoin plunge could be set off by the S &P 500 falling by double digit figures, quoting him here. What could trigger it? The SPX doing this, correcting by over a quarter of its value. It'll be interesting to see if August finishes as a bearish engulfing month. Now earlier in the month, it's also worth noting, Bennett predicted that the S &P 500 stock index would plummet if it failed to go above 4610 points reached in July. Now the 4610 level is SPX lowest relative high to the 4820 points recorded back in January of last year. Quoting the analyst again, a 27 % dump from the SPX is more than possible if this confirms as a lower high. We have already seen significant breakdowns from other indices and big names like Apple. So don't rule it out. Imagine the carnage in the crypto market if this materializes. So there you have it. Let me know if you agree or disagree with the analyst. I like to keep all scenarios open for a possibility or probability. I think it is less probable to happen than to happen. But even if there is a 10 or 15 or 20 % chance of that playing out, you should be prepared. Now with Bitcoin, it's great because when the market drops, you seize the moment. Keep stacking them stats, BTFD, DCA, dollar cost average. And when the price goes up, you just count your blessings and you're grateful that you were stacking stats during the bear market. So either way, whatever comes ahead, we're going to capitalize and continue winning because that's what we do here on Crypto News Alerts. Now let's discuss this $144 ,000 price prediction by Glassnode founder in 2024, which is right around the corner. We also have the Bitcoin halving right around the corner. So let's break this down, shall we? The co -founders of the crypto analytics firm Glassnode think Bitcoin can soar towards a new all -time high faster than many analysts and traders expect full send it. Let's go. Glassnode co -founders who share the Nijentropic Trop, whatever you pronounce that word, handle on X, predict that the US dollar index will peak at 106. The US dollar index is a measure of the value of the US dollar against a basket of six major currencies valued at 103 at this time, according to MarketWatch. Now the founders of Glassnode predict that the US dollar index hitting its peak will set the stage for the prime Bitcoin environment. Send it. A peaking US dollar index suggests that investors are starting to make their capital work and risk assets such as cryptocurrency, quoting them here. Up next, Bitcoin aiming for $37 ,000 before soaring higher in the autumn as outlined right here in this chart. I sure do hope they're right. Now the Glassnode co -founders also share a chart that projects Bitcoin will surge more than $144 ,000 per coin by early 2024. As outlined right here in this chart, you can see that top peak is hitting $144 ,000. Wouldn't you love to see that? They also go on to share that oversold indicators hint at potential short -term gains. However, keep an eye out for the risk signal plateauing at 100, suggesting a consolidation phase until the demand dynamic shift, which is outlined again here in this chart. Now with Bitcoin currently trading at 26 thou, the top ranked crypto asset is roughly 62 % down from its all -time high of more than 69 ,000, which it achieved back in November of 2021. That's right. So great time to be stacking stats at a 60 % discount, I'd say. Wouldn't you agree? Let me know. And how many of you have been doing just that and buying the dips? Holla at your boy in the live chat. Like I said, at the end of the show, we'll be reading everyone's comments out loud. Now let's talk about the latest from the ex Goldman Sachs executive, the one and only Raoul Pal. He's predicting a $10 trillion market cap. As you know, the current crypto market cap sits just above $1 trillion. So he's ultimately saying the entire crypto market is to 10x. Then we'll break down Pantera Capital's latest $148 ,000 price prediction and followed by Fidelity, one of the largest asset managers in the world, predicting the Bitcoin price to hit $100 million per coin. Then we'll dive into our live Q &A. Former Goldman Sachs exec Raoul Pal predicts that the total market cap for cryptos will soon soar to $10 trillion as institutions pour into the digital asset space. In a new interview with Binance's sales manager, the macro expert says financial institutions are likely to follow family offices, which typically take on higher than average risks into crypto investing. Quitting the analysts here, I think in this next phase, the next bull market or the next business cycle, we'll see a mass onboarding of institutions. I have seen this space before. Usually it's the family offices that are first to take the risk. And we have all seen that in this space. Many family offices were the first to invest because they are freer to do what they wanted with their own capital. As I have said, most of the institutions have done work, including the investment banks. And so now they just need price confirmation and then they'll be in. So I think we'll see a lot of that. Paul believes that institutional investment in crypto will be large enough to drive the total market cap of digital assets to more than $10 trillion. More than triple its $3 trillion market cap peak, which was hit back in 2021. Quitting him again here, the asset class at peak was $3 trillion in 2021, the same year we hit the all time high of $69 ,000, just FYI. It's almost impossible for the retail investors to continue this pace of adoption. It needs institutional capital as well, which drives out the ongoing adoption curve. So my view is still by the end of this cycle, this space is probably $10 trillion plus. And that happens because of the institutions coming into the space, offering more products to their clients. And he continues. So institutions coming into the space tends to mean that BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, offers a product to their network of advisors. So it allows more money to come into the space via different mechanisms. An example, aggregated mechanisms of funds as opposed to individual accounts being open on Binance, for example. So there you have it. Let me know if you agree or disagree with the macro guru that were likely to see a $10 trillion crypto market cap, more than 3X the peak that we reached in 2021. Let me know in the comments below. And to watch this video he did entitled Binance VIP Voices, episode one with Raoul Pal from Real Vision. Check the show notes below the video in the description. And now for our next story of the day. And that's Pantera Capital predicting the Bitcoin price to soar above $140 ,000 in the coming times ahead. Let's break down this outlook and then we'll cover the latest from Fidelity. And their $100 million Bitcoin price prediction. Here we go. And if you'd love to see a $150 ,000 Bitcoin price for the cycle peak, let me know. In its latest blockchain letter released on August 22nd, executives at the crypto asset manager doubled down on their Bitcoin bullish price forecast for 2024 and beyond. Now the Bitcoin price performance depends heavily on its halving cycles. Pantera Capital argues with the next due within the coming 12 months. In fact, the next halving is scheduled to be in April of 2024, less than nine months. Take that. The firm is betting that historical trends shall continue. Bitcoin, it notes, tends to put in a cycle bottom and top roughly equal lengths of time from each block subsidy halving. Facts, which cuts the number of Bitcoin paid to miners per block by 50%, quoting the firm here. Bitcoin has historically bottomed 477 days prior to the halving climb leading into it and then exploded to the upside. Afterward, the post halving rallies have averaged 480 days from the halving to the peak of that next bull cycle. That same theory suggests that the 2022 bear market bottom marked the current Bitcoin price cycle bottom, quoting them here. If history were to repeat itself, the price of Bitcoin should have trough December 30th, 2022. And looking forward by the halving date in April of 2024, Bitcoin could be trading at around 35 ,000, something that is still on track to accomplish. I'd say that's quite conservative considering that's just a few more thousand from where we're currently at. However, what happens in the 480 days afterward involves not only a new all time high, but so much more. Quitting Pantera here, the 2016 halving decreased the supply of new Bitcoins, only one third as much as the first. But interestingly, it had exactly one third the price impact. The 2020 halving reduced the supply of new Bitcoins by 43 % relative to the previous halving. It had a 23 % as a big impact on price, Pantera stated. The next halving is expected to occur April 20th, 2024, roughly, what is that, eight months out. Since most Bitcoiners are now in circulation or Bitcoins, each halving will be almost exactly half as a big reduction in the new supply. If history were to repeat, the next halving would see Bitcoin rising to 35 ,000 per coin before the halving and 148 ,000 after the halving. Now, 480 days from the April 2024 halving makes Bitcoin scheduled to hit its next all time high by July of 2025. Let me know if you agree or disagree with Pantera. Now, Pantera is far from alone in predicting a six figure Bitcoin price high beyond next year. We also have optimistic forecasts, including those based on Bitcoin's so -called lowest price forward metric, which this month showed Bitcoin passing the $100 ,000 mark by 2026. And naturally, there are a lot of bullish metrics predicting six figures plus, including the stock, the flow. Others also believe that $100 ,000 is possible not before the next year's halving, but some analysts are saying we can hit $100 ,000 before the halving. So I'd love to know your thoughts. Let me know in the comments right down below. Welcome, everyone, just tuning in to the live show. Now let's break down our final breaking story of the day. And that's a $100 million price prediction per coin for Bitcoin as per Fidelity, one of the world's largest asset management companies. They control currently over $4 trillion in assets under management. The other year, they were maybe as high as $8 trillion. So you know, it fluctuates. But again, one of the largest asset managers in the world. Let's break this down, shall we? While several retail analysts have been given some crazy targets for Bitcoin, this time investment giant Fidelity has made some mind blowing predictions in its recently held very special webinar. Just FYI, this prediction was made back in September of 2021 on $100 million by the year 2035. And a few months later, he ultimately said, I think we're a little bearish. Let's raise it 10x to $1 billion per coin by the year 2038. So I'm going to be breaking both of these predictions down for you here in just a moment. Now Fidelity has been in the crypto space for a while. The financial giant has its own crypto subsidiary offering enterprise grade Bitcoin custodial services to institutions, drawing inferences through the stock to flow model by Plan B. Fidelity has put forward a $100 million price target for Bitcoin by the year 2035. And furthermore, it sees Bitcoin touching a $1 million price target in a decade's time. Bitcoin's exchange guide was the first to report about it. Shout out to the Bitcoin exchange guide. Now Jarian Timmer, director of Global Macro, was the host of the webinar, and he shared several charts helping the audience understand Bitcoin. Now, is it even a realistic expectation for Bitcoin to touch that $100 million mark? Although we have 15 years of the time horizon to touch these targets, it seems unrealistic at this point, one of the crypto analysts on Reddit noted. And furthermore, Timmer also shared charts showing the Bitcoin adoption curve based on its active address count. He also showed an interesting comparison with internet users, broadband subscriptions, as well as mobile phone users. And interestingly, the webinar put some light on the purchasing power of different asset classes. Stocks were the clear winner, followed by bonds and cash. The purchasing power of the US dollar stood the least. The yellow metal, aka physical gold, isn't even doing better at $94, whereas the inflation index has skyrocketed to $65. And after staying under pressure for the past two days, Bitcoin ends on another attempt for $50 ,000. And again, this was going all the way back to 2021. So a few months later, Jarian Timmer, head of Global Macro at Fidelity, makes another very prediction interesting that the Bitcoin price is not going to $100 million no more. It's going to a billion dollars per coin by the year 2038. So let's talk about how realistic this could be. To support his forecast, Timmer employed a combination of models and charts with a particular focus of the stock to flow model and his own demand model. These analytical tools form the foundation for his primary prediction. And you could actually see in this chart brought to you by Fidelity, the above demand model employs Metcalfe's law. And according to this, the number of its users grows linearly, a network's value or by inference, the Bitcoin price grows geometrically. This means that the utility and the adoption of Bitcoin are expected to grow more rapidly compared to its network of users, exchanges, ATMs and participating retailers. Therefore, this model predicted the Bitcoin price to reach $1 million by 2030. And let's talk about that really quick, because we also have other major, major influencers in the space, including ARK Invest's Cathy Wood, also predicting a $1 million Bitcoin price. We have Michael Saylor, we have Max Kaiser, we have Plan B of the stock to flow model, and the list goes on and on. But anyways, back to this prediction. In contrast, Timmer stock to flow supply model noted the event of significant price surges during each halving event. Consequently, when considering this model in conjunction to other factors, it foresees a price range of $1 million to $10 million for Bitcoin by the year 2030, virtually the same prediction as the stock to flow model. Timmer's demand model is more inclined towards reflecting the bottom of the Bitcoin price. But on the other hand, the stock to flow model seems to provide a better approximation for the peak of the king coin. However, it's worth noting that the disparity between these two models widened significantly beyond the year 2030. The reason behind the gap is expected to be the changing value of the dollar. Can anyone say hyperinflation coming to the USD? Timmer proposes that the value of the dollar undergoes fluctuations over time when compared to other assets. For instance, if $1 was invested in stocks during the 18th century, its present day value would be about $4 billion. That's crazy, right? And similarly, Timmer implied that if $1 million is invested today, it can grow to $1 billion in a span of 20 years. So he's virtually saying, want to become a billionaire? Just invest $1 million into Bitcoin and HODL be thy name. This further revealed that the purchasing power of the dollar has significantly reduced due to the factors like inflation as well as depreciation. Thus Timmer's statement implied that keeping a fixed amount of dollars for many years may lead to a reduced purchasing power due to the assets changing value. And I think he makes a great point as Michael Saylor called it. It's like a melting ice cube keeping fiat currency in the bank. It just makes no sense whatsoever. Now check it, over the last few years, an increasing number of companies are taking over the $1 trillion market cap mark. As a result, it is foreseeable that in the next two decades, 20 years, the concept of a trillion dollar valuation will become more common so much that individuals themselves could be worth a trillion dollars or even more. The scale of numbers may even reach the quadrillion range. I already know for a fact people like Michael Saylor and CZ, the Binance CEO, will become trillionaires. Mark my words. And despite Bitcoin's historical growth, it has recently faced a significant setback. Bitcoin's network activity had diminished. Well again, this is tracing that back. Higher network activity likely increased transaction volume. Well something I have to point out, yesterday as I covered in the show, we just reached a new difficulty adjustment, the highest it's ever been. The hash rate continues to go up and as Max Keiser commonly says, the Bitcoin price follows the hash rate. So we'll likely see how the Bitcoin price will likely play out, you know, by the time of the next halving, which again is what, eight, nine months away in 2024. And then of course, by 2030, will the Bitcoin price be a million dollars or $10 million? Will the US dollar be hyperinflated by that time? And could this be a realistic scenario by the year 2038? One bit, oh shit, one Bitcoin, but we can literally hit an insane $1 billion price value for the king crypto. So, let me know your honest thoughts in the comments right down below. And don't forget to check out cryptonewsalerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode, HODL. Actually at the end of the day, in today's show, we'll be breaking down the latest technical analysis as well as breaking news, BRICs to officially abandon the US dollar for trade settlements, Max Keiser's response. This is what happens. The BRICs following up on Russia's big win in the Ukraine will launch a gold -backed currency. The reaction from NATO countries will be to fatally panic print fiat money. We'll also be discussing analysts issuing a dire warning for Bitcoin, says Bitcoin can plunge to new 2022 lows. I'll be sharing all of his targets as well as Glassnode founders predict Bitcoin to soar to new highs. And I'll give you a hint, it's in the six -figure range. We'll also be discussing ex -Goldman Sachs executive Raul Powell predicts the crypto market to hit a $10 trillion valuation after family offices and institutions arrive. We'll also be discussing breaking news the Bitcoin halving can take the Bitcoin price action to $148 ,000 by July of 2025, according to Pantera Capital. We'll also be discussing our breaking story of the day, Fidelity expects the Bitcoin price to soar to $100 million per coin by the year 2035. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show.
Fresh update on "nato" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Mark Levin: Ukrainians Have Prevented WWIII
"Prevented world war three forget about biden and his it is they have prevented world war three everybody has it backwards and upside down and inside out they stand between pewton and nato they do they stand between pewton and poland between between pewton and the balkan states between pewton and moldavia and beyond and anyway circling back thank so apparently this private jet the wagner group boss had several he wasn't all that far from moscow he was apparently in between moscow and st petersburg was shot out of the sky with a missile you shot out of the sky including three pilots now now there's some people out there well we don't know if he's dead maybe they killed him earlier no no he killed him this is the way he killed there's him no there's need no to
A highlight from Former V.P. Mike Pence on Putin's threat to Poland and Biden's interference in Israeli politics
"Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, to listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at hughforhillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt, joined by former Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Vice President, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show. Hey, good to be with you, Hugh. Thanks for having me on. Well, I want everyone to go to mikepence2024 .com if they want to support you, if they want to learn about the campaign. We'll come back to the campaign in a second. But I'm not mistaken, Mr. Vice President, you and the former president are the only two people running for office who have ever received the daily brief, who understand, had all the clearances you could. So I want to ask you three national security questions this morning, beginning with the threat that Vladimir Putin made in the company of Lukashenko, the dictator of Belarus, that any attack on Belarus would be an attack on Russia. And then the Belarusian leader made the claim that the Wagner people in Belarus are wanting to go to Warsaw. What would be the obligation of the United States in the event that Wagner, Belarus, or Russian troops attacked Poland? Well, there's no question what the obligation would be under Article 5 of the NATO treaty. And that would be required to support Poland, we'd be required to be involved militarily. It's one of the reasons why I've said many times, I mean, Joe Biden has done a terrible job explaining what our interest is in Ukraine. He keeps giving these gauzy speeches about democracy. And for all the world, it sounds like another campaign speech and our interest there. And the reason why we should continue on an increasing basis to give the Ukrainian military what they need to repel the Russian invasion is because we never want to see the day that the Russian military, whether it's a Wagner group in Belarus or otherwise, crosses the border of a NATO country where our troops would be required to fight. I mean, that's how you get peace through strength, is by living out the Reagan doctrine, which always said, if you're willing to fight the communists on your grounds with your soldiers, we'll give you what you need to fight them there. So we don't have to fight them. And yet there are too many voices in our party that are sounding the retreat. They're willing to let Putin keep the land grab that he's made in Eastern Ukraine, willing to make promises. I heard my former running mate has announced over the weekend that he's willing to promise that Ukraine will never be in NATO. Look, in my opinion, the only thing Putin will understand is strength and providing those courageous fighters in Ukraine what they need to to repel the Russian invasion is the fastest way to security and preventing the day that American forces are actually required to go into battle in Europe again. What do you think Lukashenko and Putin are doing here? The Telegraph calls it a setup for a false flag operation or is it just mind games? Yeah, look, I would hardly ever counsel Hugh Hewitt on foreign policy, but you and I both know the only thing you can know for sure about anything coming out of Russia is you don't know for sure. Okay, well said. Nothing is as it seems. When you find out that after Ferguson does this supposed coup against Putin, now we found out in the last week that they apparently met a couple days later and had a conversation and the whole thing could have just been a put -up job for Putin to flush out his enemies in his own government. I wouldn't have put it past him. I do like what was once said by another presidential candidate. He said he looked into Putin's eyes and he didn't see his soul. He saw KGB. That's who you're dealing with and so nothing is as it seems in the acolyte state of Belarus that I just wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him and that's why we just need to stay strong in this effort and continue to demand that the Biden administration stop dragging their feet on providing arms in Ukraine, which they've been doing for the last year and a half. Give those people what they need. They can win this war and secure the peace of Europe and the security of our country. Now Vivek Ramaswamy, who you'll be sharing a stage with on Friday at the Iowa GOP Lincoln and with all the other candidates are going to have their speeches in Iowa, Vivek was throwing shade on NATO this weekend on Fox News Sunday. Meanwhile, the US and 13 allies were holding a record -setting military exercise in Australia. It seems to me that this might be a time for us to expand our alliances, Mr. Vice President, not sever them. Well, we'll be strengthening our alliances. The last thing that we ought to do is try and secure peace in Ukraine by rewarding Vladimir Putin's naked and brutal invasion into that country by giving him the land and giving him promises never to have Ukraine be a part of NATO. Look, and this has everything to do with the wider world, Hugh. I mean, there's no question in my mind that if we end up capitulating to Putin's aggression, that will only embolden President Xi in his military ambitions in the Asia Pacific. And I just think this is one of those moments where we learned hard lessons in the first half of the 20th century where America, we thought we could hang back. We thought we could hang back within our borders and watch as the world became more unstable and unfurled. And we learned hard lessons than having to come into the fight, both in World War I and especially in World War II. And we won those fights for freedom, but we've secured the peace now for three quarters of because a century we've been willing to stand strong. We've been willing to be the arsenal of democracy. And if I'm president of the United States, I promise you we're going to live out that commitment of being leaders of the free world. And let me also say, I had a sporting debate on stage about a week or so with a former Fox News host that got some play on the Internet. I just don't think we have to choose between solving problems here at home, which is the economy that's failing, the border crisis, the crisis in energy, the crime wave in our cities. I don't think we have to choose between solving problems here at home and being the leader of the free world. We can do both. And anybody who says we can't has a pretty small view of the greatest nation on Earth. Now, Mr. Vice President, third, I'm playing rapid fire national security, but a lot happened this weekend. Right now they are voting in the Israeli Knesset on the reform of the Israeli Supreme Court. Got nothing to do with America. It's an internal Israeli domestic issue. Yesterday, President Biden told Israel to stop, slow down and not do that. And Tom Friedman, one of the most extraordinary columns ever in The New York Times, telling the president to address the dear President Biden that the October 1973 intervention by Richard Nixon to save Israel is what he's facing right now. He has to save Israel by getting by involved speaking the truth. What do you make of the intervention of an American president into the internal domestic politics and policy and judiciary of an ally? Look, I said many times and I was at Christians United for Israel a week ago, Hugh, and I was honored to receive some recognition there, Defender of Israel Award. I was humbled by that. Look, I was a part of the most pro -Israel administration in American history, I always would say. And I will tell you, if I'm president of the United States, if the world knows nothing else, the world will know this. America stands with Israel. And this preoccupation of Democrats, which literally goes back decades of trying to micromanage what's happening in the domestic politics in Israel, is wrongheaded. And it undermines a clear message to one of the most dangerous parts of the world of our commitment to our most cherished ally. I reject it categorically. I'm a great admirer of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He's absolutely determined to see this this court reform through. And I think we ought to let Israel be Israel, let them sort these things out domestically. And our position should just be to always give them what they need to defend themselves, by themselves, and to make it clear in the region, in the world, that America stands with Israel. Period paragraph.
Parrans AKA Crossings: What Are They?
"What are they? They represent when two lines cross in the astrogotography map right and you know one may think okay there's a couple of things that you know questions people may have. Are they just like the major planetary lines that cross or the minor major planetary crosses or the minor? I can't talk today. Let's try this one more time. Okay is it only does it only count when it's the major planetary lines crossing or does it count for minor planetary lines crossing right and I'll say this right. First of all let's define you know major planetary lines versus minor planetary lines. This is a phrase that I use um I don't know if other people use it but I had to kind of show the the difference between the two lines. A major planetary line is a line that most of y 'all know so when you say oh my mars line my sun line right and what you're typically saying is that like my mars ascendant line my sun descended line my venus ic line my jupiter descended line you know you're saying basically those lines and it's when the planet is actually conjoined um or make it a conjunction to the relocated angular point the relocated cardinal point right and that's ascended descended icmc so you know of course with the whole premise of astrophotography you know your experience in different places are being represented um because your birth chart stays the same but the houses are shifting everywhere you go and this is not your new chart you know your nato chart's always your chart but this is actually explaining the experience of the place that you
"nato" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"People were in the streets waving to me. I met with 20 leaders. I sat down with them and explained to them why we needed to release the Albanian, ethnic Albanian Kosovo police officers that had been taken. And then I had lunch. And, you know, of course, there's hard feelings. And you've got to you've got to do a lot of listening and you've got to do a lot of giving context. This is why it's not good to grab three police officers, because honestly, the world was absolutely criticizing and pressuring the disastrous leader of Kosovo, Alvin Kirti. NATO has condemned him. Even the State Department under Anthony Blinken has condemned him as the guy who is starting this violence, who is really pushing unilaterally on these issues. And so, you know, the Europeans are not cutting it. They're just not interested in doing the tough diplomacy of being there and listening and then pushing on these issues. And so the situation is out of control. It's a tinderbox. It's not getting better. After we got the Albanian police officers released, there should have been international condemnation and a call for an elections immediately. And there wasn't. And I got to say, if I were a Serb living in North Mitrovica, I would say to the world, we did what you said we should do. We de-escalated the situation and you didn't do your part. You didn't come in here and talk about elections. And so you are creating instability when you lie to us, when you tell us that if we do something, then you will see pressure for the other side to do something. And I think it's terrible. I think the House and Senate, US House and Senate, the oversight committees are not doing their job. They're not holding the Biden administration to account. Where are these tough hearings? You know, I'm hearing that you're too young to remember 1979 the way I do, but I got that feeling. I got that 1979 feeling again where the Cubans are all over Africa and the Soviets are lining up to go into Afghanistan. Is that the feeling you have about I mean, we don't have a White House. We got no president, in essence, just like 1979. Is that how you feel right now about the world? I feel like there's not a single place in the world that is better off under Joe Biden. You tell me where, and I would be able to argue that the situation is worse. I mean, if I would have been sitting here with you a couple of years ago to say that the Biden administration is going to remove the Houthis from the terrorist watch list and that then from Yemen, they're going to launch missiles into the UAE at Abu Dhabi and Dubai, you would call me crazy. But that actually happened under the Biden administration and our collective political response in Washington, DC was don't look at this. We've got a media that are completely disinterested in the failures. I was watching the coverage and it was atrocious. Nobody was bringing up the fact that eight out of 31 members pay their two percent eight out of 31. And we want to talk about another country to the American people's budget to to watch over no new members of NATO when the current ones aren't paying their bills. Well put, well put. Rick Grenell, it is great to see you, Mr. Ambassador. Thank you for getting up early. I really do appreciate it. He's way out on the West Coast, but he is always a stalwart for freedom. Rick Grenell, listen to him. I'll be back tomorrow America on the next Hugh Hewitt show. When you're drinking a frozen beverage from McDonald's, your brain may not like how refreshingly cold it is, but the rest of your body, oh yes, it's going to relish every moment of it because there are drinks, then there are drinks from McDonald's. Get all the chill you need for just a dollar sixty-nine from any size frozen drink like a frozen Fanta blue raspberry to a new ice cold lemonade. Prices and participation may vary, cannot be combined with any other offer.
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"And but there are lots of colonels and captains as well. And then below them, if a captain doesn't move up in the Navy to become an admiral, a lieutenant commander doesn't become a captain. It's just a slinky. And I guess he doesn't understand. I guess he does not understand. And I don't know if anyone sat him down and said, you are a menace to the national security of the United States, Senator Tuberville. You are not being patriotic. You're being the opposite of patriotic with this mule headed move. All right. Enough said. I'll be right back, America. Don't go anywhere. You're listening to The Hugh Hewitt Show. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. So pleased to welcome back an old friend of the show, end of mind, Ambassador Rick Grenell, our former ambassador to Germany and our former acting director of national intelligence. Good morning, Mr. Ambassador. Welcome back. Thank you for getting up early. Thanks for having me, Hugh. I want to begin by asking you, did you ever go to any of these NATO summits when you were the ambassador of the DNI? I did. I did. During the Trump administration, obviously, we were all about trying to convince the members of NATO to actually pay their fair share. Obligations was a big deal. And as ambassador to Germany, the largest economy in Europe, they were not paying their fair share and they still aren't after telling us all sorts of excuses. And so, yeah, I did. I did attend because that was a priority issue for so many ambassadors. So my first question is, President Biden skipped out on the big dinner last night, citing a big speech that he asked to give today. In fact, you and I know he's 80 year old and he tired. What do you think message that sends to NATO? Look, I travel the world now and I can tell you that everywhere I go, people say to me, government officials, world leaders say to me that Joe Biden is old and he is not very good when they interact with him. He's distracted. He doesn't know who people are. They know he's not sharp. And I think the message that it sends is the United States is not sharp. Ambassador Grinnell, when you sit down with someone across the desk and they don't think you speak for your president or they don't think your president knows what he's doing or is clueless, how does that impact your ability to negotiate? Well, first of all, I would say if someone on the other side of the table doesn't believe that you speak for the president, doesn't think that you can walk into the Oval Office and actually get something done, then they're very dismissive of you. It's not a good negotiation tactic. And could get into the Balkans because that right there to me is the reason why there's so many problems in the Balkans. You can't have a State Department person in a crisis negotiating when everyone knows in that room that that person doesn't even know the president. So I think that's a real problem. But the larger issue I think that you're getting at here is when our NATO allies look at somebody like Joe Biden and they're trying to ascertain whether or not he's up to speed on all of these issues. What the message is that's sent is that you can take advantage of us and you should ask for a lot or you should dismiss us or you should go to, God forbid, China to try to get some sort of leadership or help. And I think that's what we're seeing around the world is that countries like Saudi Arabia are going to China. Countries in Eastern Europe are going to China. I mean, look at Germany, they still are selling cars at massive numbers into China and are completely afraid of standing up to China because the German economy is so dependent upon cars and selling cars in China. We need to have people who are pressuring the German government, pressuring NATO allies to do more, turn away from China, turn away from Huawei. Look at some of these issues right now. You have countries that are going backwards and cutting deals with Huawei and openly doing it because they know there's no consequences. And so all of the progress I think that we made with NATO countries is going backwards. I'll finish with this too. Germany gets a lot of hits for not paying their fair share. But what about Canada? Canada is a member of NATO and absolutely not paying their fair share. And no one will ever be able to convince me that the Canadians can't pay. You're right. I haven't even thought about that. I guess Poland is supposed to pick up the tab for everyone these days. Mr. Ambassador, the reason I asked you on is because there's a complicated dance going on. You know him as Secretary General Stoltenberg. I'm sure you know him pretty well. He is the NATO secretary general. He's been very good at it. He's tired. He wants out. I think he's had two, maybe three terms. And so the Brits offered up Ben Wallace, their wonderful minister of defense, whom you probably know as well. And Joe Biden said nine, vetoed him. So Joe Biden came up with Ursula von Leyen and I thought, oh, that's screwy. And you told me, no, she's good. So would you unpack the whole issue for us? Well, first of all, I think you're right that Stoltenberg is really tired. And remember, he wanted to leave in the Trump administration. We really convinced him to stay because he's so good. And because it's hard to find a leader of NATO that understands all of the different issues. I've been wildly disappointed in NATO leadership lately because paying a priority message is certainly no longer a priority message for our ambassadors and certainly not a priority message for Joe Biden. So that's too bad. But when it comes to Ursula von Leyen, I know her quite well. She was the minister of defense in Germany when I was there for a short time. She and Chancellor Merkel do not agree and do not get along very well. That's why Merkel put her at defense is because you put your German rival at defense because you know they're going to fail. They're not going to be able to get the 2%. They're not going to be able to build the military. They've got all sorts of problems. So put them over there. But interesting enough is that Ursula is very close to Macron. And it was Macron's idea to move her into the EU job. And as soon as that happened, then you saw Chancellor Merkel pick Christine Lagarde, who Macron doesn't get along with, another French person, to run the banks in Europe. So there was this rivalry between Macron and Merkel that really played out and who they picked. They picked the rival from opposite countries. I like Ursula. I think she's very serious. She has American kids. I think she has five or six kids and some of them are Americans. She was very good with Trump. She's very good with Biden. She is an incredible listener. She's articulate. I think she understands military issues and there's no better diplomat. However, I think rewarding a German with the head of NATO is troubling to me. And Ursula aside, because I really do like her, I don't think it sends a really good message to pick somebody from a country that literally has ignored paying their obligations. Remember the Wales pledge in 2014 was a pledge that every member of NATO said, we're going to give ourselves 10 years, think about that, Hugh, 10 years from 2014, that by 2024, you'll slide into 2% of your GDP being spent on military issues. And 20% of that portion will go for high technology issues. And it's just not happening in Germany. And that also means to me that we should not reward them with one of the most important jobs running NATO. All right. So a personal affirmation of Van Leeuwen, and I don't know how to say her name, but a reservation. I just share your reservation on Germany because they continue to score. Meanwhile, given your ambassadorial chops on all things German, what is going on in the politics of that country? I read something in the Ellis News items yesterday that the far, far, far right in Germany is advancing. Is that correct? Look, it is correct, but I think it's a tiny bit overblown, but it is definitely growing. Look, the problem that you have is with the CDU, which is Merkel's party. She really strangled the party because she became so moderate. And so many conservatives in Germany looked for alternative choices. And so they've become part of the AFD. It's also the reason why the Green Party in Germany has risen. The Green Party controls the Ministry of Defense right now. And the Green Party, we've got to think in America, you've got to think differently about what the Green Party in Germany means. It's really Frankfurt soccer moms. It's wealthy women. I didn't know that. It's not just environmentalists is what we would think, but it's very suburban women largely and they care about suburban type issues. And so the Frankfurt soccer moms have really taken over and really grown this Green Party and now they're part of the coalition government. It's a story though that's not being told in America because it's the damage that Merkel did to the party for her 16 years. She really ruined the conservative brand. I mean, you look at Brexit, the EU got smaller under Merkel and I would largely blame her for not understanding the rules of immigration. Everybody wants to be generous, but if you don't have rules, you don't have borders. And that scared the British enough to leave the EU over Merkel's failure. You look at Nord Stream too. How many times did Merkel look at me and say, you don't understand the German-Russian relationship. We can control the Russians and this is about energy for us and don't tell us what to do. Now, our position in the Trump administration was let's put America first and say no and put sanctions on that Putin pipeline. Don't forget you, the Democrats, Senate Democrats came in with Joe Biden and dropped those sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. And if you look at some of the floor speeches from Democratic senators, they said, this is going to poke the Russians in the eye. This pipeline is inevitable. Let's not do it. Let's have consensus with our European friends. The opposite of America first is consensus with the Europeans. We saw that with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. And I can argue that dropping the sanctions on Putin's pipeline led to the Ukraine war. It's the reason why we're there is because Putin said, well, if Joe Biden is going to drop these sanctions on my pipeline, he's obviously weak and I should go finish the job in Ukraine. And I think that's troubling. And there's not enough people in the media pointing to when that weak moment happened to create this incredible war in Europe. Think about it. Europe is enthralled, engulfed in a war. And I believe that it's largely because we showed weakness and the Democrats dropped the sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. If you combine that with the exit from Afghanistan, I agree with you 100 percent. I'll be right back with Rick Grenell. Ambassador Grenell is now going to take us on a tour of the Balkans, which has become a powder keg underneath Joe Biden's non-tenure absentee presidency. Don't go anywhere, Ambassador Grenell. We'll be right back on The Hugh Hewitt Show. Welcome back, America. Ambassador Rick Grenell, former ambassador to Germany, former acting director of the National Intelligence Department, is joining me. And it's good to have you back, Mr. Ambassador, because one of your unsung accomplishments is bringing peace to the Balkans for a period of time. I mean, aesthetically, I'm glad you put Ronald Reagan on top of the the embassy in Germany, but your substantive accomplishment was bringing Serbia and Kosovo into some kind of relationship that's falling apart. What is happening? Look, the Biden administration's position, their policy is to let the Europeans lead. This is once again trying to get consensus with the Europeans rather than push our own ideas and look no further than the Balkans. You can add it to the list of failed accomplishments around the world. And it directly goes to the fact that the White House, Joe Biden's White House, is really not paying attention. And so when I was leading these negotiations, we had four economic agreements, which, by the way, all four of those economic agreements are embraced by the Biden White House. They say it's a good idea and let's implement these, but nothing is being done to implement those because it falls into the European hands. When we were there, we were talking about cutting NATO troops. Remember that there are NATO troops in Kosovo, roughly about 650, I think. We were talking about bringing that down because we were making so much progress. And by the way, if you've got NATO troops in your country, it's really difficult to attract outside investment because there's a perceived conflict. Nobody wants to grow a business in a country where you need peacekeepers. And so I thought that part of the economic agreement would be let's get rid of some of these NATO troops, get it down to almost zero. And both sides were super supportive of that. But now, Hugh, we are adding NATO troops in Kosovo. The situation is so bad. We've had no EU or US official go into the northern part of Kosovo where there's a served majority when there was conflict. At the height of the conflict, no one would go in and they all were telling me that it was too dangerous. You shouldn't go in. Well, I thought that was a bunch of bunk. So I went in a couple of weeks ago. I went in without security. I was greeted.
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"I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created. Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. I want to start with a news article that will not be the number one story in America and I think it's an example of something that every parent out there, every grandparent out there, you need to be constantly reminded of this because in the society we grew up in there were certain areas where you felt a level of trust or comfort. I could turn on the tv and my kid could watch Disney and I don't have to worry about what they might be consuming and send my kid to school and don't think that they're going to be groomed by members of the gay mafia. In several parts of the country especially the northeast but also apparently in Washington state there is a tradition in American Jewish culture to send kids to summer camp. It's not only Jewish families that do this but in particularly Jewish families will send their kids for overnight camp June, July, August without parental supervision. Kind of like hey here's the kids we'll see in September type thing and there's a lot of backstory of how that came to be and it's well known. Now there's one Jewish summer camp that deserves to be highlighted today. It's called Camp Solomon Schechter in the state of Washington and it's just another example of a broader theme of what the secular totalitarians seek to accomplish. Now this is a Jewish summer camp you think of all the different institutions out there this one would understand the fifth commandment on your mother and father so that you may live long in the land of which you are in. It is the only one of the commandments that involves your nation and involves a promise. So Solomon and Schechter has schools throughout the country and at this summer camp they are now boasting that if you send your kids to our summer camp we will hide and conceal your kids transition to a different gender from parents. Quote if a camper or staff chooses to identify differently from how they do at home whether that be using a different name or pronoun if they decide to transition at camp or if they choose to disclose their identity to a member or of staff this does not authorize Camp Solomon Schechter to share this information with their parents or guardians. It added that all campers deserve the right to discuss their gender identity openly.
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"And with a Democrat, I'd say the same thing. This is the dumbest thing I've seen a Republican Senator ever do. And they've done a lot of dumb things. A lot of dumb Democrats, too. But this is the most stupid thing I've seen a Republican Senator do. And if you if you got time on your hands, they call Senator Tuberville. I like to beat up on Republicans. I really don't. But occasionally, you just got to say this is unacceptable. The Marine Corps does not have a commandant. There has not been a single general officer promotion. No colonel became a general. And that means billets. That means he's actually endangering our national defense because he's dumb as a brick on this. No one has sat him down and said, do you know what you're doing to people's lives, to children and military spouses and all the people who have to move here and there and everywhere that can't do it? You realize that you're costing them money, that they can't pay for college. They can't pay for. I mean, it's just remarkable to me that a senator would do this. And, you know, that was a you saw Senator Lankford there doing the Republican cover, which is, oh, well, Senator Schumer could bring this up. No, not going to fly. This is not on Senator Schumer. This is on the Republicans, not on Mitch McConnell, not on Jim Lankford. It's on Tommy Tuberville, because nobody else thinks this is a good idea. There are forty nine Republicans, forty eight of them think this is stupid. But one of them I mean, we've had dummies in the Senate before and people who were never going to win the spelling bee. But someone cooked this up and I'm sure he's pro-life. Glad to hear it. I hate the Department of Defense policy. It's illegal in my view. They have the NDAA. They can ban it in the appropriations process. They can refuse to do a bunch of different things, but they ought not to be punished. There are only like 600 general officers in the Army. I don't know how many are in the Navy and the Air Force and the Marine Corps.
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"The unanimous consent is the rule in the Senate. This is a disastrous policy for the Republicans and it will remain a disastrous policy for the Republicans. Indeed, it will cost us the ability to get back to the Senate. And your colleague from Alabama ought to know that. I mean, I'm really over the top about this and I think I'm not alone. And so take them aside and say you are screwing up the party. Let's talk about NATO, Senator Lankford, because I know you sent the president a letter before he went off. He went to bed last night rather than attend the summit dinner. What do you think of his ability to lead the NATO alliance? I think what does everyone in the country think of this at this point? Every time the president travels overseas, everyone takes a deep breath thinking, what's he going to say? What's he going to do? What's this going to look like on the world stage? So I understand everyone gets this. At this point, President Biden doing something awkward with a foreign official or avoiding schedule or saying something weird is a kind of a dog bites man story that is not a real news story anymore because it just has become so common. The biggest issue that we've got to have is what's going to happen with Ukraine? How is this alliance going to come together to be able to make sure that we're continuing to have stable relationships across the entire region and everyone's pulling their fair share? That was my letter to Biden in advance is to make sure that he's reinforcing everyone. OK, learn the lesson of what Russia is doing in aggression. Everyone needs to pony up for this alliance. I have a new column in the Post this morning on what would happen if Putin won. I mean, what if he actually won, toppled Zelensky, executed him, took over all of Ukraine to its four corners? What do you think would happen to the people of Ukraine if that happened, Senator? Yeah, they would continue to be able to push back for decades on it. Ukrainian people fought for their independence in 1991 from Russia. They gained their independence the first time. Now they're trying to push the Russians out again at this point. So I think that'd be an ongoing long protracted terrorist activity with the Ukrainians fighting against occupying Russians on it. At the end of the day, it is better for the world if Putin is not sitting inside of Ukraine, that he is isolated as a as a rogue leader in Russia. And he certainly, as we know, from the beginning of the war, Putin wanted to be able to roll in not only to Ukraine, but announced that he wanted to be able to go into Poland as well, announcing that Poland used to be part of Russia as well before this war even started. So the world needs to see this and to know what Putin's real ambitions are. Well, I also think that if he were to succeed, he would enslave the Ukrainian people. And I don't rule out Holocaust. I really don't. I think he is angry and bizarrely paranoid about what's going on there. And boy, the Russians are vengeful people when they occupy a country with which they have gone to war, as we learned in the aftermath of World War Two. Americans have to put on their foresight. It is reasonably foreseeable that he would execute tens of thousands of people. Do you think that's true? It is very possible. It is not beyond where Putin is at this point. Clearly, human life doesn't matter to him. He's pulling people out of jails and throwing them to the front lines to be able to fight Ukrainians at this point. Human life matters nothing to Putin. And that's very clear. And Russian moms need to continue to be able to make their voices heard in Russia to say our lives of our sons and husbands do matter. Let me talk to you a little bit about whether or not the appropriation for full funding of Ukraine gets through. There is within our party an isolationist wing. Are they going to hold up funding for Ukraine? I doubt it because there's such strong support in so many ways to say we don't want to have American soldiers there, but we do want to stand with the Ukrainians as they push back against the Russians. So that involves full funding. Listen, I'm one of those many people that says I don't want to spend money there, but I also don't want Russia to be able to win. And so to be able to block Russia from winning, we've got to be able to step in and do this. Lots of other countries have done this. It is very frustrating to me to hear the number of people in my own party say the Europeans are doing nothing when they're housing millions of Ukrainian refugees right now. They're doing all kinds of support financially. They're stepping up militarily to be able to share military equipment with the Ukrainians as well. The British have been way in on this battle to be able to help the Ukrainians. So there's a lot of nations that are helping Ukraine to be able to protect itself. We need to be in the middle of that as well because it's important the United States continues to be able to help people stand for freedom. That's who we are. We help other nations stand for freedom. We ignore the Ukrainians as they stand for freedom. Who are we anymore? Well said, Senator. And I know you got to run. Please take the Senator Tuberville, my continued invitation to appear on the show. If he's going to screw up the lives of every uniformed military member out there, he at least ought to come on a show like this and defend a stupid and terrible policy. Senator, thank you. I know you got to run. Thank you very much for joining me this morning. You folks out there may understand I am really angry with Senator Tuberville.
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"What are pronouns? It's time to grow up and get back to work. Introducing the number one woke free job board in America, red balloon dot work. It sucks all the data out of your phone. I learned that too late. Don't do it. I'll be right back, America. Thank you, Olivia. Yeah, Threads is bad news in America. I hope you know that. I knew you would stay tuned. Our number three coming up in studio North. Please welcome back Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma. Good morning, Senator. How are you? Good morning, doing very well. You need to add Howdy from Oklahoma to your Bonjour from Canada. You know that we do have to translate it into Oklahoma folks, don't we? Senator, I want to start with a hard question. And I know senators don't like to rag on their colleagues, but what Senator Tuberville is doing in the uniformed military is disgraceful. Have you spoken with him about it? I actually have not spoken to him about it. This is two bulls all hitting heads here. Senator Schumer could have brought up these nominees one at a time and it takes two hours of floor time. They keep talking about takes days and days. It takes two hours of floor time to be able to do it. And right now we have literally seven days between now and the second week of September that we're going to be in session. Schumer is so focused on getting people out all over the country, campaigning on his side that we're literally not in session doing our task. And he wants to move some of these folks. He can move them. Senator Tuberville is not blocking them on the floor. He's just saying you can't do unanimous consent because President Biden has created this new abortion policy out of whole cloth in the military. And so this is a moment where Schumer is just trying to embarrass Senator Tuberville and Senator Tuberville is strong and passionate about the value of children and sees this as important. I am as pro-life as anyone, and I have been as pro-life as you are. But it is wrong to inflict this on the uniformed military. The Marine Corps doesn't have a commandant. No one's been promoted from captain to admiral. No one's been promoted from colonel to general. None of the generals have moved up. All the billets are screwed up. It's a fiasco for the military. Does the senator understand that the people paying the price here are military families with children, not the Biden administration? Well, I don't think he was trying to be able to take the Biden administration nor these individual families. He was just trying to say to the Biden administration, you created a new abortion policy in the military where literally you can get five days off and pay travel to go have an abortion. But if you have a funeral in your family, you can't get that time off and you can't certainly get paid travel. And so he was, Senator Tuberville was trying to say, bring it to Congress. Let's actually have that debate. In the meantime, don't just create something there because you want to promote abortion. But again, Senator Schumer could bring any of these up. The commandant of the Marine Corps could be in place right now, but Senator Schumer is trying to make a point about all this to say, no, if it can't go unanimously, I'm not going to bring it to the floor at all. I won't take two hours of time in a day to be able to move nominees. By the way, we have six votes on nominees today. None of them are flag officers. Senator Schumer is not bringing any of those up. Senator, we're going to have to disagree on this. This has never happened before.
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"Congressman Mike Gallagher, though you come from a state indifferent to winning and don't forget those two questions. Freelon Musk tonight, is there a losing in sports and will he come on the Hugh Hewitt Show? Thank you, Congressman Gallagher. I have a good Twitter space to say hello to Ro Khanna for me. Go Guardians, first place Guardians, and you keep trying, Brewers. I'll be right back, America. It's the Hugh Hewitt Show. There's no failure in sports. Welcome back, America. Olivia Beavers is our weekly update on what's going on inside of Congress. She is with Politico. Good morning, Olivia. How are you? Hi, Hugh. Good morning. Fill us in, if you will, on the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA is probably the most important bit of authorizing legislation that Congress does every year. It is in the middle of negotiations, I believe, in the House right now. What's going on? Yeah, so this is a must-pass Pentagon policy bill. And essentially, we're finding that conservatives and GOP leadership are sort of clashing over the amendments that are coming forward. There's about 1,500 amendments, and conservatives want to be deciding what gets votes on where. And a huge important thing to watch is the Rules Committee, because you have Ralph Norman, you have Chip Roy, and you have Thomas Massey. And Roy is saying, essentially, if he doesn't feel like the process is fair in terms of what amendments get to have votes, then he might not support it even making it to the House floor. So yesterday, the Rules Committee broke around 11 o'clock at night, and I had surprisingly finished a dinner, and I caught some of the members outside. But they had come up with this bifurcated plan. So they were going to pass a rule for basically the parts of the bill that everyone agrees on. And then they're going to get back together today and try to figure out a way forward on the amendments that are more debated and more controversial. And so some of those are things that I think you've talked about on your show. They're about abortion. They're about other things that serve as a way to basically expunge from this bill. And they're going to see if they can work forward and find an agreement, because they risk alienating some Democrats if those amendments are actually included. Well, they can't do 1,500 amendments. Obviously, they can't. The abortion amendment, I hope, gets through. But that brings me to Senator Tuberville, who is making an ass out of himself, because he's screwing up the lives of every general officer and every colonel and captain in the military services, and probably lieutenant colonels and commanders as well. Does he have any idea? Have you talked to him about the havoc he is wreaking on military families? Well, so my colleague actually did a story on him today. It was actually about how President Biden has been actually treating a junior senator as a foil and going after him, saying he made a better football coach than he does a senator, because of how he's been treating the Pentagon, the Pentagon hold that he's had on not approving military leaders. And so basically he's saying, I want to keep blocking, confirming these military officials until you remove this provision that the Pentagon will pay for abortions, travel to go get abortions.
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"And so right now, that's kind of the biggest gap in our participation. We do have some great people coming, like Pastor Bob Roberts, who's the president for the Institute for Global Engagement and co-founder of the Multifaith Networks. We have other people like David Curry, who's the commissioner for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a variety of people represented, but I regret to say no high-level official from the Catholic Church right now. It's not too late to come. To the Cardinal Gregory Decline, he is the Cardinal of D.C. and the guy who ought to be there. I reached out personally. I did not hear back. Again, I don't want to ascribe any malicious intent. It could just be that it fell through the cracks in terms of the invitation, but we certainly would love to have him if he can make it. You know, maybe you can get Archbishop Chuck Pugh out of retirement to come down. The trouble is, and I want to be very candid with the audience, Pope Francis has entered into a terrible deal for the Catholic Church in China that has effectively defenestrated the Catholic Church in China. They extended it. China has violated it, and everybody's embarrassed, but they're also afraid of Francis, so they won't speak up. And he doesn't really know what he's doing there, and it's a disaster for the Catholic Church. But let's focus on the people who are coming. Are there any house churches left? I know the Falun Gong, which is, you know, something of a cult, but it's been completely persecuted. And you have to be a cult in the United States, even unless you're hurting people, but not in China, right? They've completely shut those people down. Absolutely. And I think the important thing for your listeners to understand is that when we talk about religious persecution in China, traditionally we talk about the Uyghurs because that's, of course, the most sort of prominent and in some ways grotesque example of the lengths to which the CCP will go to stamp out a particular faith, and in that case, an ethnic minority as well. But it's happening across the board, from the Falun Gong to Christians. I mentioned the Tibetans before. And we're just hoping to get a wide range of voices to discuss this phenomenon that I think is underappreciated. So for example, we're going to welcome Pastor Pan Yong Gan to Washington, D.C., alongside a bunch of American religious leaders. This is Pastor Pan's first public facing event in D.C. following his church members' escape from government persecution in China and asylum that he subsequently received in the United States. And again, I think the core point here is for people to understand the extent to which the CCP views various religious sects as a threat to their dictatorial rule and all the more reason why the United States needs to be a strong voice for religious freedom and speak out on behalf of those that are constantly persecuted by the increasingly paranoid Chinese Communist Party. You know, your friend of mine, Senator Cotton, was on with Bret Baier the other day saying that artificial intelligence is a race, an arms race, that we cannot lose. We have to win that. One of the things I can see the Chinese comms, Jesus and the party, and they'll use AI to do that. And they are absolutely in the race to rewrite history and to rewrite everything. Does everyone understand how absolutely Orwellian it is what they're doing? I think there's a tendency among the business community and the financial community to either ignore this or wish it away or think that our investments in key technology in China are innocuous when, of course, they're being used to perfect this surveillance state that I think would make Orwell blush. On the issue of AI, Hugh, I'm also excited to be doing a Twitter Spaces discussion with Representative Ro Khanna and Elon Musk later today, where we're going to discuss both the promise and as well as the risk of AI. Elon is one of the most prominent voices out there saying we need to pause. And we want to have a robust discussion of whether a pause would be practical, whether a pause would actually advantage the Chinese Communist Party. It's important that we win this competition, just given the implications of AI, not only for our military, but for humanity itself. But I'm absolutely concerned about the way in which the Chinese Communist Party would wield this technology to further their purpose of perfecting a surveillance state, which would not, in my opinion, stay confined to the borders of China, but would be a model that they would export around the world. You know, that pause thing gives me great pause. If we had paused on the Manhattan Project, we would not have gotten there in time and hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Americans would have died going ashore in Tokyo and in the islands of Japan. So I don't want to pause. I want visibility into what they're doing. What time is your Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk? It is tonight at seven Eastern. Okay, I have two requests for that. Can you put in two requests for me? Mm-hmm. You got a pen handy? I got it in my ear right here. All right, number one, is there losing in sports? Would you ask Elon Musk that? Is that possible? Yes.
"nato" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"All right. I'm glad to know that because I was a little bit afraid that even though he votes for you and he's a good Republican and all that stuff, that Schroeder was going to be banned by calling the Senator. Senator Marsha Blackburn, always a pleasure. Keep coming back. Thank you for joining me this morning, Senator. I want to, I just want to make sure Dwayne's in Tennessee. I want to make sure he gets an exit visa because he's running around with Schroeder wearing a Roll Tide deal. Welcome back America. I'm Hugh Hewitt in Studio North. So pleased to welcome back Chairman Mike. There's no failure in sports. Gallagher, who comes from Wisconsin, where as we all know, there is no, there's no failure in sports. And that's, that's really a comfort because Congressman, the Brewers aren't in first place. The Guardians are. So at the All-Star break, I want you to know that's spreading throughout Wisconsin. It's impacting all of your franchises. Well, good. Good thing there's no failure in sports Hugh. We can all comfort ourselves with that fact. Now you are going to have a hearing, the Select Committee on Engagement with the Chinese Communist Party is going to have a hearing. And I'm very much looking forward to this because they are pursuing dissidents in the United States. Tell us about this. Well, we are having a round table today on the CCP's War on Religious Freedom. They are not only pursuing members of the dissident community in the United States within China, they're doing things like rewriting the Bible. For example, in the Gospel of John, when Jesus famously defends a woman caught committing adultery against her accusers, he says, the famous words, He among you without sin cast a first stone. This is a beautiful story of forgiveness and mercy. But in the CCP approved version of the Bible, you can call it a Bible with socialist characteristics. They rewrite the story to say that Jesus does not defend the woman and Jesus himself stones the adulterous woman to death because they view this as a story of someone challenging earthly authority, which is a threat to the regime itself. And it goes just to show you the lengths they will go in order to stamp out anything that they view as a threat to the regime. Christians are being persecuted. Obviously, there's an ongoing genocide of Uyghur Muslims, the Tibetan community faces in some ways an existential threat as they seek to stamp out their culture and their religion. So we're getting a variety of religious leaders together from many different faiths in order to discuss the CCP's ongoing war against religion today. Well, as a Roman Catholic, and we share our denominational affiliation, is there anyone showing up from the Catholic Church because Pope Francis did the worst deal of his tenure with Chai Comms? I regret to say I reached out to no fewer than three cardinals and members of the Catholic Church and none responded. I don't know if that's just you know, they didn't get my message or there's something bigger going on. I've been concerned about that deal that was made. And I hope to have more Catholic voices in the future, speaking out about what the Chinese Communist Party is doing.
"nato" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Well, that is accurate. And I think Mayor Cooper is going to be missed when he leaves office. He chose not to run for reelection. I was walking down the street with him, urging him to do that. And he said, Hugh, I have done my service. And so we thank him and good luck to whoever comes in. Senator, I want to talk to you about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden in that order. First of all, the lead headline in the Telegraph this morning is that Joe Biden skipped the dinner last night and went to bed. And I understand that for an 80-year-old guy. But do you think the president demonstrates the ability to go two more years, much less six more years as president? Oh, not at all. You can look at the frailties that he exhibits every single day, the physical frailties, his inability to focus. You look at the video from his visit there in London with King Charles. And, you know, he just looks like an old guy that is not able to get his act together. And I think this is why you're seeing the conversation change. And Democrats, in growing numbers, are encouraging him to not run, to end his public service and to step out of the way and open the door. Of course, they would love to have Gavin Newsom their nominee. And they're trying to make the way for Gavin Newsom to become that nominee. That's what I think, too. And I don't know how they're going to do it. Maybe they want to just close the door to Jared Polis and everyone else who wants to run, especially Vice President Harris. And they're going to wait so late that only Gavin's got the money. Is that what you think is going on, that it's really it's all set up? You know, it's hard to tell right now, but I find it so interesting that people are beginning to talk about his age, his frailties, his lack of recognizing the granddaughter that is there in Arkansas, saying he has six grandchildren, not seven. There are just there are too many on the left in the media that are beginning to hold him to account. I think that adding to this, Hugh, is the fact that all of a sudden the Secret Service can't figure out who brought cocaine into the White House, into the West Wing. And of course, you know, you go through an exterior screening before you ever get inside the gate to go into the building. And there are cameras everywhere. There are agents everywhere. You know that they know exactly who brought that in and why. I do believe that because I know the cubby they're talking about where you put your electronics because you can't bring electronics into the West Wing. Yeah. And so they have a picture of whoever did that. They know whoever put stuff in whatever cubby the coke was found in. Senator, I want to turn to Judge Mary Ellen Norieka. She is the federal district court judge in Delaware who will be reviewing the plea deal, the sweetheart plea deal that Hunter Biden entered into with the U.S. attorney up there, David Weiss. You're on the Judiciary Committee. Do you want David Weiss in front of your committee? And do you want Merrick Garland and the deputy attorney general to answer for this? Because it's a it is shock and outraging more and more people every day. Yes. And, you know, I do telephone town halls with Tennesseans and every county in the state is invited into a telephone town hall at some point during the year. And I did one last night with several of our Tennessee counties. And the fact that the Bidens are not being held to account, it came up over and over and over in just nearly every question. People would say and something's got to be done about this two tiers of justice. And why is it that we can't find out why are they not held to violate IRS law? They can violate the foreign lobbying laws and nothing happens. And I find it so interesting that that two tiers of justice, people want equal treatment, equal access, equal justice. And they they are looking at this and they looked at the Durham report and they said nobody's doing anything to Hillary Clinton. And you've got John Durham who says she made the whole thing up. And then she found somebody that her campaign could pay to go put together the dossier to hire fusion GPS, to market the dossier, to get the media working with them. It was all Hillary. She and her campaign and nothing has happened to her. And people are going, wait a minute, if I pay my taxes two weeks late, I get fined. And why doesn't something happen to them? If I do something wrong, I get, I have to be held to account, but nothing happens to them. And it is just something that people, unfortunately, they respect the rule of law. They want the rule of law to be abided by and they want everyone to be held to account. Senator Blackburn, you're on judiciary. People don't know that you're not a lawyer, but you're on judiciary. Is there any way for you to bring this plea deal before the committee? I know you don't get the gavel. You don't get to set the agenda, but if they have a hearing, can you just bring up this plea deal and make a speech about it? Cause it really does assault every good. Yeah. I can assure you that the next time we have Christopher Ray and Merrick Garland, anyone from DOJ, these are issues that are going to come up because yes, indeed, there are good people that are at DOJ and the FBI and this political cabal that has risen up in the FBI and the DOJ. The fact that people who are sworn to protect and enforce the law are the ones who are breaking the law. This is something that is completely unacceptable. These people, their paycheck comes from the US taxpayer, hardworking taxpayers who are working every single day, every single day to pay their taxes and abide by the law. And they find this conduct to be outrageous. Senator, I got one question that's off topic. My friend, John Schroeder is now a constituent of yours. He moved to Knoxville with his wife, his wonderful wife, and my senior producer is visiting him. And it turns out that Schroeder is a Roll Tide fan. He reads, you know, he's a University of Alabama guy. How does that work in Knoxville? Will your office even take calls from an Alabama fan who's a Tennessee voter? You know, we have individuals on our team, both in the state and in DC, who are Vol fans through and through, who are Vandy fans, who are Roll Tide fans, Mississippi State, we've got the entire SEC. We have a lot of fun during the different seasons, whether it's football, basketball, baseball.
"nato" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Yeah, I mean, I think he takes the allegations very seriously and wants the program to be clean, obviously. That's one of his main concerns. So I think it's something to worry about. The question is, how much did the coach know, and how much should he know, and should he be sort of omniscient about this? By the way, I was reading up on Georgia football's program yesterday, and the athletic department has sent a sort of devastating, thorough nine-page request for a retraction to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for a story that alleges that the program's quote-unquote rallies behind players that have been accused of abusing women, which the program says, no, sir, much of this story is inaccurate and or fabricated. And I read the entire letter. The AJC has some things to answer for here. I may have to get getting hammered this week, because I'm sure you think Mattis is going to be telling you about Georgia football. You want to have Guy Benson as a guest on this week, just so you can all talk about college football on getting hammered. Mary Kaplan, thanks for joining me. I'll be right back, America. Stay tuned. Morning glory, America. Bonjour, hi, Canada. Reminding all of you, head over to hughstropole.com and tell us who you want to be the presidential nominee for the Republicans. Everyone, every single individual in the Salem media universe is asking anyone to join the town. The straw poll, mine is Hugh Stropole. So pleased to welcome back now, United States Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. She is the first United States Senator who is a woman from Tennessee. Hello, Senator Blackburn, welcome back. Good morning to you. You know, I was with my friend John, who is the mayor of Nashville. You know John Cooper. And we were talking about you. And John said, we're in different parties, but she's a great senator for our state. And she is the first woman elected to our state, to the Senate from Tennessee, which I did not know. For some reason, I didn't know that, Senator.
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"I mean, that would be interesting and I would love to see it. I'm sort of past the idea, the somewhat naive idea that people pay for things or see consequences or things are done in a fair and nonpolitical way with the DOJ. But I can hope. I thank you for this hope today, Hugh. Alright, I've given you a little bit of hope. Now I want to give you a little bit of rain. You are a Georgia Bulldog. Let's just make that clear. We have a new affiliate in Montgomery County, New York, who's never heard of Georgia. And so I want to let him know that you are a Bulldog through and through and you've been misled on college football for a long time. You have a coach named Kirby Smart, who I think is an excellent man. But the program's had some problems, including one of their players dying in an automobile accident in a drag race, run by the assistant coach, who I think got fired. But that's the program. Kirby Smart didn't get fired up at Northwestern. Pat Fitzgerald has been there 17 years and his beloved got fired because of one allegation that the investigator said he knew nothing about. Has that come across your radar screen yet? Yes. Well, inevitably, because of Guy Vincent, I was going to say that that was a dumb question. Guy's probably been on the 24-7 helpline to Mary Catherine. What do you think? Here was my thought, because I read the executive summary of the investigation. The investigation is confidential, which makes it a little bit hard to judge because there's a wide range of hazing incidents that can happen. And there's sort of a vague description of them here, but I'm not sure what we're dealing with. And like you said, in the investigation, it's determined that he didn't know Kirby Smart, which he has taken responsibility for and said these players' behavior is on me, to some extent, and that's how I want to run my program. But I'm not sure if we don't know the extent, and if he didn't know what was going on, that firing immediately was the right call. It's very unclear to me how major this was. I do not believe either of them should get fired. It's very hard to build a program, and you can only assess a program by looking at everyone who comes through a program. And I'm sorry one kid got very badly hazed, and there's no doubt that he did. I don't think anyone doubts his account, but there's no doubt that a player in Georgia is dead too. But the fact of the matter is, universities are complicated things. I mean, how despairing is Guy Benson? I haven't talked to him. I'm afraid to call him.
"nato" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. If you read the New York Post, you will read Andrew McCarthy's column. Andrew McCarthy, frequent guest on this show over its 24 year run and former federal prosecutor. He was lead prosecutor in the blind shake case. He really knows what he's doing. Andrew has a new column about Hunter Biden in the New York Post today, which I want to read to you. The Justice Department's deceitfulness regarding Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea deal gets more audacious by the day. Thanks to the media Democrat complex's partisanship, it also gets tougher to peers, which of course is the point. Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss is a vice of the DOJ's own making. Credible IRS investigators, including supervisorial agent Gary Shapley, have reported that he told several law enforcement officials connected to the Biden investigation that he was not the ultimate decision maker regarding whether Biden would be charged, that he was being thwarted by other Biden appointed U.S. attorneys in Washington, D.C. and California to the two districts with venue over tax charges, and that the Biden Justice Department, led by Attorney General Merrick Garland, had refused his request to be appointed as a special counsel. On the other hand, Garland, who is Weiss's boss, has insisted preposterously that Weiss has always been the ultimate decision maker, and that all he needed to do was ask Garland for any extra authority he needed to file charges where he thought appropriate. Garland claims he was never asked by Weiss. On Monday, Weiss tried to squirm his way out of his vice in a terse, disingenuous letter to In a nutshell, Weiss is straining to back up Garland while hoping no one notices that he does not deny the whistleblower allegations. Mary Catherine Ham, who co-hosts Getting Hammered with Vic Mattis, joins me. Good morning, Mary Catherine. How are you? Hey, how's it going, Hugh? I'm all right. I'm great. Do you think the Hunter Biden judge, whose name is Mary Ellen Norieka, is going to accept this plea deal? I mean, isn't this all sort of locked in already? I don't know the law as well as you do, Hugh, but isn't that how that works? No, what they're going to do is they've got to take the plea deal into the judge, a district court judge in Delaware, whose name is Norieka, and say, Judge, will you approve this? And if you remember when Michael Flynn's plea was revoked by Bill Barr, Judge Emmett Sullivan hired a former retired judge and the former retired judge blasted DOJ. I think that was bad. But I do think this judge's eyebrows might go up and she might ask for Merrick Garland, the head of the criminal division, to come in next to Mr. Weiss and answer some questions.
A highlight from President Biden's trip to NATO Summit 2023
"Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, to listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at hughforhillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Morning, glory America, Bonjour, hi Canada. Good Wednesday to you. I'm Hugh Hewitt in the Studio North. President Biden went to bed. That's my lead story. And you say, why is that a lead story? There's a lot of news going on. Former President Trump is picking a fight with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. We got a lot of John Kerry audio for those of you who want to go back to sleep. We've got questions about the Hunter Biden plea deal and whether or not Judge Mary Ellen Norika is going to do right. Well, Joe Biden went to bed. That's the lead story in the Telegraph. Biden skips NATO leaders dinner to, quote, prepare for a big speech. So, presidents tuckered out. All right. He's got to go to bed at five o 'clock because he's up at 6 a .m., which is not true. I go to bed early. You know, I got to get up early. If I sleep in, it's 5 15 when I get up. If I get up at the normal time, it's 4 30. But either way, I'm always on the air somewhere at 6 a .m. in the morning. 9 a .m. other places, 10 a .m. other places, 1 a .m., 1 p .m. other place. But I have to get up early. So I understand going to bed early. But the president flies all the way to England, which is like a three hour flight, right? It's not like he's gone around the world as Japan. He's got jet lag. You went to England from Washington, D .C. It's actually less of a change to go from Washington, D .C. to Denver. So he goes over to England and he gets completely lost with the prince. He's wandering around. And then the reports Telegraph Joe Biden skipped a dinner with NATO leaders last night to head back to his hotel in Vilnius. I'm sorry, not in England. He went on from England over to Vilnius. He went to dinner back to his hotel in Vilnius to prepare for a, quote, big speech. U .S. official blamed the 80 year old president's busy schedule on his absence at the gathering of the NATO alliance's leaders. Mr. Biden has spent the weekend at the beach before arriving in Sunday Europe on night, had Anthony Blinken, the U .S. secretary of state, attend in his place. That's going to be thrilling to everyone. I like Tony Blinken. I mean, I'd love to go to dinner with Tony Blinken. Very got a lot of good stories. You got every head of state there. There's a war in the middle of Europe. It's like going to the Tehran summit with Churchill, FDR and Stalin and FDR saying, let me send over Henry Wallace. I actually, Cordell Hall, I don't know who it was. And the idea that the president of the United States cannot stay up for a NATO summit isn't about time we had a talk with the president about just showing your cards. You're not running for reelection. There's just no way. You're 80 years old and you're feeling it. But let's give a listen to what he had to say yesterday. Cut number one. President Biden has arrived in Lithuania for the NATO summit. And he doesn't know where he's going. He's looking around. And if you're watching on the Salem news channel, you can see it. Whoever is the president of Lithuania is taller. Now he's turning around and wants to go back on the plane. Then he shakes hand and he moves forward. OK, cut number two. President Biden, Jan Stoltenberg, who is the leader of NATO and has been since I was seven. Keep going. Cut number two. Mr. President, it's great to have you here at the NATO summit. It's good to be here and thank you for continuing to deliver. I am, as I've made no mistake, not at all surprised. I've been telling the fact that I think it's really important at this critical moment in the whole NATO issue that you continue to lead NATO. You're trusted. No one knows the situation that we're facing better than you do. And this historic moment, the adding of Finland and Sweden to NATO is consequential. And your leadership really matters. And we agree on the language that we've proposed. OK, he's really sold on this Finland and Sweden deal. He's got that committed to memory. Finland and Sweden are coming in. Cut number three. This is consequential. And your leadership really matters. And we agree on the language that you proposed relative to the future of Ukraine being able to join NATO. And we're looking forward to continuing to unite NATO. They've heard me say, my American president heard me say many times, I still think that President Putin thinks the way he succeeds is to break NATO. Not going to do that, especially when you listen to us. So thank you for the moment. I am reminded of A .T., my beloved grandfather lived 101 years old on his own wheels in his own house. And I love the guy so much, Gramps. And he was a fireman, so of course I looked up to him like a giant when I was three or four. But A .T., as he got older, was always a go get him kind of guy. Didn't really, not very good on the details. Where are you? Are you at Yale? Are you at Columbus? You go to Ohio State? Not real long on the details, but great on the love, right? That's what grandparents after A .T. do. Not long on the details. They're at the baseball game. They're not sure if you're supposed to steal second or not. They're not even sure if it's a baseball game, but they're there and they're cheering for you. And Grandpa Joe is just great. He's there for Jan Stoltenberg. But it gets a little bit worrisome when he tells the Lithuanian president cut number four. Our pledge to to be with you has not waited. It didn't take us long to get thousands of troops here to want Russia invaded the second time. So we'll be able to be assured that you're going to have all that you need. If you have sector defenses today, you can send him along. It's all kidding aside. All kidding aside, that's after he jokes about Russia invading Lithuania.
RFK Criticizes Lindsey Graham Over War With Russia
"F. Kennedy Jr. has been tweeting out about Lindsey Graham. Lindsey Graham, who was just soundly booed at President Trump's rally last week in South Carolina, largely, I guess, because of Lindsey's position, Senator Graham's position on Ukraine. That's what a lot of people told me was the reason they look at him as a warmonger. Here's RFK Jr. tweeting Lindsey Graham is basically calling for World War III. RFK says, do you understand what he is actually proposing here? NATO is a mutual defense treaty. An attack on any member is an attack on all. Lindsey Graham wants to work with Republicans and Democrats to go to war with Russia. And I keep asking this question over and over again. How absurd it is that the Lindsey Grahams of the world seem to be all on board with, I guess, potentially a nuclear war with Russia.
Make Sure to Do Your Own Research on Nattokinase
"The Dan Bongino Show. Wow, was that a lot of feedback on that interview with Dr. McCulloch. I mean a shocking amount of feedback. Even for this is a big show. I mean we get a lot of emails during the break. You know I read them. A couple of folks they said Dan I only missed this. I missed that. We'll repost it. Unfortunately it's going to be a couple weeks because we already did this weekend's interview show. But a lot of people wanted to know the supplement that appears in the Japanese dish that he was talking about that there may be some indicators or some benefit. I take that you have to do your own research. I am not a doctor. I'm not recommending anything. He was very clear on the caveats of that as well. But it's called nato kinase. There's also another kinase called lumbro kinase which some people take as a supplement. I actually take it as well. It is not prescription. It OTC. is You can get it on any site or wherever you want, wherever you do shopping. But lumbro and nato kinase. But don't take anything until you look it up and do your homework. I'm not here to recommend anything. I'm just telling you that's what I take because I had some clotting issues and I can't take any chances. And someone asked me what was his answer on the HRV score. And the answer is yes, you should be watching this stuff. Go get an order ring or a watch and yeah, you should be monitoring yourself, especially after
Western efforts to defuse Kosovo crisis mount as ethnic Serbs in Kosovo rally anew after clashes
"The U.S. and EU are ramping up efforts to diffuse a crisis in Kosovo. Ethnic Serbs are continuing to protest in northern Kosovo, where clashes with NATO peacekeepers recently left dozens injured. Over fears of renewed conflict in the troubled region, EU officials are now in talks with Serbia and Kosovo top officials in NATO ascending 700 more troops. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is urging all parties to deescalate tension and his EU counterpart to separation calls the situation dangerous and unsustainable. Ethnic Serbs are in minority and Kosovo, but in majority in the country's north, with many rejecting the Albanian majority territories claim of independence from Serbia. I'm Mimi Montgomery
30 international peacekeepers injured in fierce clashes with ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo
"The NATO led peacekeeping force and Kosovo has raised the number of its troops injured in fierce clashes with ethnic Serbs to 30, the Serbs were trying to block newly elected ethnic Albanian officials from entering municipal buildings in northern Kosovo after taking up their posts last week. A statement says 11 Italian and 19 Hungarian soldiers have sustained multiple injuries including fractures and burns from improvised explosive incendiary devices. It adds three Hungarian soldiers were wounded by the use of firearms, but their injuries are not life threatening. Kosovo police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd as they tried to let new officials into the offices. Serbia put the country's military on high alert and sent more troops to the border with Kosovo, the two countries have been foes for decades with Belgrade refusing to recognize Kosovo's 2008 sovereignty. I'm Lawrence Brooks
As Erdogan's votes dip, Turkey appears headed to a runoff presidential race
"Turkey's presidential elections appear to be heading towards a second round runoff. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is leading his chief challenger, but is short of the votes needed for an outright reelection with the votes of Turkish citizens living abroad still to be counted on Monday, Erdoğan has just over 49% of the vote, with his main rival Kamal courage serum collecting 45% Erdoğan has told supporters he could still win, but would respect the nation's decision if the race went to a runoff on May 28th, the votes being closely watched to see if the key NATO country remains under the control of the increasingly authoritarian president, or can embark on a more democratic course. I'm Charles De Ledesma.
US busts Russian cyber operation in dozens of countries
"The Justice Department says it's busted a long running Russian cyber operation that stole information from dozens of countries. The targets included the U.S. and NATO allies from governments to an unidentified journalist for an American news organization, federal prosecutors linked the operation to a Russian federal security service unit, alleging the FSB wage the cyber spying campaign for two decades by tweaking so called snake malware several times to avoid being shut down. The Justice Department this week launched an operation that made them malware, effectively, self destruct. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Is College Really Necessary for Success?
"Before I take your word for it on NATO, I'd like to know, you have any background where did you where did you go to college? No one, for all they know, I didn't go to college. Fascinating. You're right. Isn't that interesting? You never heard of that. I know that. You think that interesting? I never thought that when I was listening to you for the first time. That's right, where did I go? Right, well, thank you. But putting the compliment aside, that's that's the point. Right. You earn their respect. You're either intelligent or not that intelligent. You're even make sense, or you don't make sense. So I try to tell this also to young people like you try and I don't think it registers, but you're not judged by that the day you leave college. You better be damn good at what you do or bye bye. Yes. No, I totally agree with you. I do think there are certain environments like Goldman Sachs. That's right. In the beginning. The pecking order matters. In the beginning. Totally, yes. After ten years certainly it doesn't.
Zelenskyy on weapons delivery talks with Macron
"The Ukrainian president Vladimir zelensky said he spoken with his French counterpart about the delivery of more supplies ahead of a possible counter offensive against Russian forces. In his daily address, zelensky claimed Emmanuel Macron had confirmed the supply of requested support without going into specifics. Zelensky then expressed his gratitude to France the president and other Western Allies for their continued support of Ukraine and its people. The president's praise comes just days after NATO said its allies and partner countries had sent 98% of promise combat vehicles as well as other equipment to Ukraine. The added artillery is expected to give key of a bigger punch as a contemplates launching its counter offensive. I'm Lawrence Brooks
"nato" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"But there has been no political contact after the war broke out, and this is not possible under the umbrella of the Arctic consul either. But there are some limited contact because of we have a border to Russia. On certain rescue, fishery management. And also nuclear safety and that would be continued. Under the umbrella of the Arctic council, we have a need some orderly transition. So we can take over the championship later on. With the avoiding unintended consequences, especially is the risk of those accelerated by that lack of political contact you were discussing. I understand the reasons why nobody really wants to speak to Russia directly or overtly at the moment. But can you imagine circumstances in which that might change? You know, we conducted the largest military exercise in NATO last year. 30,000 soldiers took part in that. And we invited Russia as an observer, but they refused to come. So I think it's very important that we act predictably. And we will continue to do so. They know who we are, and that's NATO has never constituted a threat towards Russia. We still have a direct line between the Norwegian military headquarters and the headquarters of the northern fleet. And this is still working. There has been obviously a lot of concern over the last year, especially as Europe headed into the most recent winter about whether that unity and cohesion would hold together and that people's resolve would stand the test of that winter combined with a lack of Russian gas. But the impression I'm getting at least from talking to people this weekend is that the resolve actually seems to be hardening, if anything else against Russia is that your impression as well. Yeah. When I was at Kyiv in May, I was pretty concerned about if whether or not the solidarity would be maintained. But the opposite happened. So when I was at Kyiv again, in November, we've seen that because of the braveness of the Ukrainian people and the brutality we have seen from Russia. We have maintained this solidarity within Europe. So no way this week presented a package in order to help Ukraine over years. This will be a 5 year packet of solidarity, €7 billion will provide it for assisting Ukrainian over time. So the package next year will be based on 50% support for military equipment. And the rest will be humanitarian assistance and also budgetary assistance, so they can buy gas and other equipment. And also an extraordinary package to mitigate the food insecurity that very many countries in the global south know are facing. Also then going back to that commitment you were talking about that Norway is making lasting for the next 5 years, which I think puts a lot of this in perspective. You've managed to figure out how not to make this an election issue. How difficult was it to get almost everybody behind this? I think that was very easy actually because we think that this is also part of the Norwegian security. To support Ukraine and we have to stay committed our years.
"nato" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Unlike its neighbors, Sweden and Finland is not merely a member of NATO, but was a founding member of NATO back in 1949, and the only one of the original 12 to have a land border with the Soviet Union. Also, at the Munich security conference, I spoke to Anakin wittfeld, Norway's minister for foreign affairs. I began by asking the minister where the she perceives the potential threat of Russia to Norway as different to the threat Russia poses to Europe generally. Well, Russia has their largest nuclear arsenal only hundred kilometers away from the Norwegian border. And their conventional forces have been moved to Ukraine. So we need to be really careful to avoid unintended consequences. And there still have their capacities in the air and at sea. And we have to be prepared for that. So we will increase our military presence in our own waters. And this will be even strengthened when Finland and Sweden will be joining NATO. Does that represent or will it involve a major adjustment to how Norway operates within NATO because just looking at the geography it seems likely that Norway would become the obvious conduit for supplying reinforcing Sweden and Finland. So is there an element of this increasing Norway's load as well as sharing it within NATO? Yeah, that would be a very much for the better for Norway. We had this discussion. I didn't take part in the discussion. Those stay, but in 1948, Norway wanted three to be a member of NATO. Because that will increase our security. But that wasn't possible then. And due to geography, they will be closer to us in difficult situation. And especially in the air force, they have a lot of capabilities. That added to the Norwegian will increase the security in our region. Do you think there is still a thing now and this is something that has struck us while we've been making this program over the last year that attitudes towards Russia seem to get harder the closer you get to Russia going eastwards, especially in for understandable reasons and I think it does often get somewhat forgotten that Norway does share that board with Russia. Do you think that Norway sees Russia akin to the way that the Baltic states and Eastern Europe have always seen it? I think we look up on Russia more and more similar, I think, especially after the war broke out. But the fact that Norwegian security are based on two principles, deterrence and reassurance will still be maintained because of this nuclear capability very close to the border. We need to avoid unintended consequences. And therefore, this reassurance part will still be important for a country like Norway. I wanted to ask specifically about Arctic security, which is obviously a perennial concern of Norway's. You take over the chair of the Arctic council in May, but within that framework, at least, is there any contact with Russia at all or can you imagine there being any contact with Russia at all as long as this continues in Ukraine? There is no political contact right now. When I was appointed as foreign minister, I met with my colleague, Lavrov after only ten days.
"nato" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"For example, asking how systematically we could support Ukraine without risks, then to be ourselves somehow a target peanut has such delivered a package to 12th military package to Ukraine worth of €400 million, and we are looking for the 13th military package. So when we are doing that, of course, it will be much more safe that we will be part of the military alliance. When you think about Finland's security position now in this sort of waiting room outside NATO, do you feel at all as a country or do you feel like the country is in any way vulnerable or are you that close that an article 5 adjacent status is sort of assumed on both sides. They'll of course we have more than 1300 kilometer border with Russia and we are saying to NATO that we want to bring a peaceful border. But of course, when we are living vulnerable days in the European security, be very, very happy that security assurances were given to us when we decided to apply NATO membership first by U.S. UK and key. NATO countries and key European Union countries and actually we are also quite happy that some of the European countries were reacting. Why do you even ask? We have the article 42.7 at place and we said, well, we and France probably have been in those countries to have been advocating the 42.7, but it's very nice that you now remind us about that. But actually when our people are asking this question also are we safe? I'm saying always that look, look what we are doing together as European Union through our peace facility towards Ukraine and Ukraine is not a member of European Union. How much more would we do when a European Union member is attacked? And I think this is quite convincing what your opinion has been doing. Notwithstanding Finland's application to NATO. And I think we can assume that it will happen at some point. Do you think Finland still does, though, think differently about Russia to the rest of Europe. That's always been the things since the end of World War II, Finland had a very different approach to managing its relations with Russia. Is Finland joining NATO and admission that that's just not going to work anymore? But I think when looking a little bit back, I'm actually referring to some of the Ukrainian French words that how can you negotiate with the party that towards you have a zero trust? And I said, well, that's a good question, but when we look at the Second World War and what
"nato" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Now the latest news from New York City and around the world here's Michael Barr Tom Lisa John as we've been talking about all morning Lithuania now has declared a state of emergency as Russia attacks Ukraine Lithuania's president told the country's army to deploy a long its borders in response to what he called possible disturbances and provocations due to large military forces massed in Russia and Belarus Earlier the Baltics and Poland triggered NATO's article four which states the parties will consult together whenever the territorial integrity political independence or security of any of the parties is threatened Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky Today Russia started an invasion in Ukraine Putin started a war with Ukraine with the democratic world He wants to destroy my country and our state Everything that we have built everything we live for Ukrainian president zelensky is urging global leaders to provide defense assistance to Ukraine and help protect its airspace from Russia NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg called Russia's invasion of brutal act of war and says he's called for virtual summit of NATO leaders tomorrow to address the crisis The secretary general said any spillover into a NATO member state would be met with a strong response We will defend and protect every ally against any attack and every initial NATO territory And that's the reason also we have increased our presence in the eastern part of the alliance with thousands of more troops ships and planes over the last weeks NATO is Stoltenberg spoke at a news conference said NATO headquarters in Brussels today British prime minister Boris Johnson delivered a televised address to the nation pledging to UK support for Ukraine as well as issuing a stark warning that Putin has unleashed war on the continent Our mission.
"nato" Discussed on The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
"To where he said. You know i've given you so much grace. Now what will you do with it. And because i had been given so much grace it was a little bit easier to extend that much grace. If you don't recognize that you need help in that you are just as awful as a person who sinned against you very very difficult to to forgive someone Wholeheartedly one hundred percent. Like god asks us you because that has to be a supernatural work. Yeah guy has to say. Here's your dark dark heart which differ me he said. Hey look at your husband docu You wore after approval Perfection pride said. Yes you who are after. Sell many things every minute of your day and i say i two zero and so because that was the painful part of the whole thing. God is dealing with me on my entitlement. My reputation my idols. I am pleading for forgiveness. And then after he deals with me kindly in that way gently in that way says now how now what would you do with this husband of yours and i had no. I had nothing except i. I was compelled to forgive him even in his sin even when he was still lying to me there was a time i mean he had been caught and he still was continuing and his sin a little bit and which is totally normal that you you just got ripped out of your sin and then everyone expects you to be completely changed but you didn't wanna repent brampton got caught which is like aka. Let's look at our parenting exactly. We expect our kids like out now. You got caught dots like the. Let's flip the switch when really are we should plead with our children like the. I know it's so hard the only way you can change that god would change your heart. Go up to your room and ask that god would change you. I mean instead we say be patient and then that's our. That's that's what we give our kids and that's what we give our spouses and that's we give them commands that they cannot bill aside from god doing a work in their heart. And so that's what i had to work. Forgive someone who doesn't even want it Out they didn't even ask for it. And god psych. What will you do. How did i forgive you. A while. I was still sitting a may and so. That's what i did. It was like a fulltime job. I mean anytime. Anything came to my mind. Islas working through that i again. As a visual person. I looked at god handing me a big giant hand from the sky and he would hand me something and it could be awful. Timing like i'd be in the middle of the grocery store and something comes to my mind or you wanna have a pretend conversation with someone and that never happened or maybe that did happen. And here's what you wish you would have said we all have those conversations but you know in the tar and the target i'll and godlike here's the thing i want you to work on right now. I looked at it as an intentional. It was permissive. It was permitted romy right in that moment. And god says here's what i want you to work on so instead of slapping his hand away or trying to fix. It eyelid say lord. That really hurts. That's awful and that makes me feel like completely invaluable. And so i would just name how it made me felt and then i would usually sat loud even in the target on yelling to akanbi. Say i forgive you for you know getting naked with someone else like sometimes something would just haunt me like a visual. Whatever it would just haunt me. And finally i would get mad that nah and now i'm just gonna i'm forgiving and his. I would say. I forgive my husband for that moment that he did that was intimate with someone else in called our marriage stupid and And then when would come back up again in the next aisle i would say the same thing over and over and over again until it left me alone and i mean that was just my fulltime job. That was my full time job per month. Working through tiny tiny moments and they just didn't have power over me anymore Until when my husband finally did come home. I didn't need to work through every single hurt with him not to say he didn't deserve a for sure. Deserved all that and we did lots of work. But you know it just wasn't i had already worked through those things with god so i didn't need husband to pay. I'm telling you. This is like the gospel i mean and this is so anti the world because the world saying jamie. You don't owe him anything no he has hurt you. He has looked at your marriage and said this doesn't matter You can forgive him but you don't have to love him or pursue any of this and then you're like but actually this is the gospel and my favorite thing you've said so far today. Is that even. If i did. Not get my marriage back. That i was near to god right and i I have not in my marriage. I have not personally been affected by an affair but in relationships very close to me i have and it has hurt me and it didn't even happen to me. Okay so but so. The ripples of affairs go very wide Which no one realizes when they're in the midst of it right. They just think it is going to affect themselves but early on in our marriage and i'm telling you this show you how much god has changed me. As a wife early on in our marriage. I looked at aaron and i said if you ever cheat on me. I'll never forgive you. And i'll never i'll never stay with you absolutely yes and here. I am pastor's wife. And i'm looking at my husband and saying this is the thing this is it right and he literally like it comment if upsets me now. Because he looked at me with the most like like. I had hurt him so deeply he was like. That's the meanest thing you've ever said to me. And i'm thinking are you freaking kidding me like if you cheat on me. You don't deserve this forgiveness. Right so god has been working in my life for years and just literally in the past six months. Did i come to this like awareness. Because i think i have seen my marriage that i want to be the perfect wife and i wanna love aaron so well so that he'll never cheat on me all right so i'm serving him loving him. Not for god not our marriage but just so like he. He doesn't need to find a.