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"At some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick along with my partner, Mike Speraza. We are always excited to be here, Mike. Um, we are here after the second Bill's win. Yeah. Yeah. We will, we'll keep it at that. Every time we talk very little, things go well. So let's, let's keep it at a win and big game Sunday. Miami. What should be right. A massively popular game. I mean, when they put up 70 against Denver and we, we basically, did we shut out the three points? Three, three. Okay. We held, held Washington, the Washington commanders to only three. That should be a really, really dynamite game. So. Had to change their name due to political correctness. I know, I know. And we had some conversation about that. The people I was watching the game with were reflecting on, I guess the good old days when the, the nicknames of teams just didn't seem to matter as much, but it matters now. Now they want to take down statues. You're an Iroquois guy. They're taking that name away. The chiefs because apparently saying chiefs is very, uh, politically incorrect. I mean, a leader. You can't be called the leaders anymore. Maybe it'll be the Iroquois comrades because everyone's got to just hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Yeah. And, and you know, nobody gets a gender anymore. Nobody can dominate one or the other. Even if it's a sport, there really might not even ever be winners or losers. They might not even keep score anymore in sports. Like it's just going to be for the experience of it trophy for the trophy for the trophy. Line them all up. They're all going to look exactly the same. There'll be gender neutral trophies. When will we have a they, them team name? Like the, the Washington they, thems, like when, when, I mean, I know that sounds outrageous, but that's where we're headed. Yeah, it's true. It's going to be comrades. Friends. Yeah. The friends, the Iroquois friends, the Iroquois comrades. It literally is heading that way though. Something where you go, what is, what is this sport? Like we don't even know based on the name, what the sport is. We don't even, yeah. You won't know. Like usually you could derive some more information from things like that. Oh, no, no, not anymore. No, you're going to have to dig real deep. You're going to have to show up at these events and, uh, you know, maybe wear a nice hoodie and a pair of shorts at the events. Yeah, I agree with you. And, uh, you know, maybe right after you went through the Senate chambers to vote on something, you can head and do a game with your hoodie and shorts on. Anyway, the next one, the last thing I'll say is the next one will be the Patriots. They'll be getting their name taken because that represents Donald Trump and his movement. We got to take away the name Patriot, right? That'll be the next one. There you go. You know, I just, I can't with these people anymore. It's really getting to be absurd. Yep. Totally. So, uh, Mike, let's start with this one. A second Republican debate coming this Wednesday night, September 27th, and Dana Perino, who I've always enjoyed listening to. Um, she will be joining Stuart Varney and Ilia Calderon at the Ronald Reagan library. presidential Suitable place. I love it. Yeah. And, uh, I, we were just chatting a bit before the podcast, so let's just line this up. All right. I don't know the order, but we're going to have Pence, Christie, DeSantis, Rama, Swami, uh, Doug Burgum made it Dougie Dougie. Um, who is that? Who else? I'm I've got five Nikki Haley. Thank you. And then, uh, there should be one more. Um, I did pens from, let's write this down. One more time for everybody. Pence, Rama, Swami, right? DeSantis. How do I not remember? Tim Scott, Tim Scott. Thank you. So, so seven this time, um, not Asa Hutchinson, I think you said he, he didn't make it. Didn't qualify. So, um, of course the big elephant in the room is that Donald Trump again will not be there. Just tell me your thoughts, I guess, on this next upcoming debate. Are we going to hear anything different? Is there any going to be anything that really makes people go, Whoa, this guy's really racing to the front or female. Um, if it's Nikki Haley, anyone going to race to the front after this one? I really, I mean, I think we're kind of wasting our time here and I'm not saying it as a, as a Trump voter. I'm just saying it realistically. Right. I mean, at this point, the lead is 40 to 50 points. Nobody makes up that ground than a debate, right? Like Nikki Haley had a great debate last time. She's still polling single digits. Right. I don't agree with Nikki Haley stance on a lot of things, but she, she fared well in that debate and she really didn't grow or fall behind anymore. Right. So I think that's the tough part. When we look at these debates, the Donald Trump in the 2015, 2016 campaign years, that is your like unicorn, right? Where, where you just go up there and go bananas. And then you end up, you know, taking over the field. The difference was there was no Donald Trump in that election, right? Like you had a Jeb Bush, but he wasn't the guaranteed slam dunk candidate right now. You have Donald Trump, Mike, and he is the guaranteed slammed on Canada. The only one that we thought maybe had a chance was Ron DeSantis and he has crumbled mightily, whether you like him or hate him. It's just the facts. He's, he's in trouble. Right. I mean, so what, what are we accomplishing with these debates other than kind of a, I guess I'll say wasting our time. Yeah. And I, I just, I just think it's worth breaking this down a little bit. Like what is it that people like you and I think that these others are just inferior to a guy like a Donald Trump? Like, and I'll tell you my opinion first. Mine is I just don't think they'll win. And I just feel like more and more people need to, you got to vote and expect that the conservative Republican candidate in this case wins. And I don't think any of these other people could, could actually win. I don't think they have enough, you know, experience. They don't have the fortitude that a Donald Trump has. Well, I think that that to me is, is there's two reasons why I'm voting for Donald Trump, right? Number one was I thought he had a very good four year term other than the COVID 19 issue. And I, I'm telling you right now, I say this to people all the time. If it was Ron DeSantis, if it was Donald Trump, if it was Hillary Clinton, that, that, that whole debacle was, was a disaster and there was no way you were going to look good in that debacle. I'm just telling you. Yeah. Number one, but that was a Trump fault that I have. And if I ever talked to him, I would tell him that that I do not agree with what he did with COVID. It's easy for me to say that now, but, but at the end of the day, he had a great four year term other than that, in my personal opinion. Number two is every time they've tried to knock him down at the knees, Mike, that has made me want him back more, right? The, the every time they indict him, I want him back more, right? Every time they try and silence him with gag orders, I want him back more. This is how I think a lot of conservatives are feeling. And at this point, it's kind of like, okay, is Rhonda, here's what my other point, I don't mean to keep going on, but at the end of the day is whether it's Ron, DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, or Donald Trump, I'm going to use those three for a second. They will be treated the exact same way by the media, by the Democrat party. It doesn't matter who that candidate is. It doesn't matter. Right. People always say like, Oh, but, but Trump's hated. If DeSantis is a candidate, he's already taken crap from the leftist media, right? Like if he's the candidate, he's going to, it's going to be open up another can of worms. I don't think it matters. The reason why we got to go with Donald Trump is he's been there. He's been able to handle it. We know that whether you like him or not, he's handled the media and he's handled the Democrats well. And we need that experience. This is the election of our lifetime. And I will say that now, this is the election of our lifetime. We need to win. Dana Perino says, I believe the economy will feature prominently because we know that that is the biggest concern and preoccupation that is worrying Americans. And she says in many ways, in my opinion, the economy is the thread that runs through all of these other possible topics. For example, if you're concerned about crime, one of the issues is what kind of resources do you have and are you willing to use in order to help deal with that? I think she's spot on. I think when it comes to the economy, the economy sort of is the fuel and whether you then have a notion to, you know, actually shut down the border, improve childcare, improve education, then the, the economy obviously is the main thread that actually everything else seems to branch off of. If you have a lot of people working, for instance, you're going to have a thriving economy because supply and demand is going to balance out. You're going to have lots of products and services to offer and a lot of people can afford these things. Right. So, uh, I, I agree with her. Plus it is Fox business that's hosting the event. So might lean a little bit more toward economics. Yeah, I think it should. I agree with you. I mean, at some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas at some point, you know, and I say, I've said this to you, Mike before, going to get groceries now at times, like they ring all the stuff up and I'm like, Holy crap. I bought, I have a cat. I bought five cans of cat food. They're, they're the size of like a lacrosse ball, not even. And it's like $5 for five cans. I'm like this, this thing costs more than my kids at this point. This cat's going to be very thin. It's going to be out of crash diet. I mean, but seriously, how do people, Mike, that don't make money? And I say this in a sad way, like how do people that don't make money survive? Even going, you go to a local fast food restaurant for two people. My wife and I it's 30 bucks. I'm like, what the hell happened out here? I told that is what's going on. And that's scary. Yeah. When they have to make those kinds of hard choices. Right. Uh, all right. So, uh, let's move on. So speaking of Trump, we're talking about these other seven candidates that will be there Wednesday, this Wednesday night, nine to 11 PM in the second Republican debate, Donald Trump will not be there, but this came out like in a Washington post poll. Trump is now up 10%, uh, over a potential run against Biden, 10 % double digit. Now if you just pin Trump against Biden again, first your thoughts, and then we'll go a little deeper into this. Well, I'm not surprised. Um, I think, I think Americans are getting sick and tired of it. I think Americans are worried about our futures. I think the migrant crisis is hurting the Democrat party because you have liberal places like New York city that are waking up saying, Oh my God, we can't do this anymore. And there's like 10 ,000 migrants in New York city, not 10 million. Right. So like, like it's starting to click, I think with certain people, number one, number two, Mike, I think it's hard to hide Joe Biden's cognitive decline, right? The left can say whatever they want in the media. You just can't, when you fall over on things, when you do talk like that, I mean, they, it's a problem. It's a real problem and it's visible. Um, do I trust these polls? Yes and no. I think, if I think America is as smart as I think they would, the polls should be probably higher, like 30 % lead for Trump. Um, but I think the numbers that keep growing in Trump's favor, the margin of error is not that big, right? Michael, like you look at the Republican primary polls, the margin of error is not 40%, right? He's up 40%. So even if they're off by 20%, he's still up 20%. The same thing's starting to happen in these head to head polls with Biden. It started, you know, Trump down, then it was Trump even, then it was Trump three, five, now it's 10. I mean, that's a lot. Yeah. And so I want to read a little bit here. So the post ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle. This is, by the way, the Washington Post little write -up, uh, after the poll was done. Um, so this is, this is actually humorous. Although the sizable margin of Trump's lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls that show the general election contest to virtual dead heat, the difference between this poll and others as well as the unusual makeup of Trump's and Biden's coalitions in the survey. So Mike, the more words, the muddier this all gets, right? It sounds like excuses coming up, right? It sounds like Kamala Harris. It really is. It's like, yeah, total word salad. Um, I just said suggested is probably an outlier, right? So, so this, this I thought was interesting. Um, Byron Byron York of the Washington examiner said the post dumped on headline news in quotes from its own poll. So basically they do a poll. They say that their poll is likely an outlier and, and he, he goes on to then say Washington Post sub heads suggests its own poll may be an outlier. That may be true, but they put no such disclaimer in headline three years ago when they published a poll of Wisconsin, right before election day in 2020, showing Biden up 17 points on Trump, 10 points more than the average of other polls at the time. That was real clear politics, president Tom Bevin. So, so funny to me, so interesting, right? Even when they try to do something where they want to take part in the polling process and inform all of us as Americans, Ooh, that's not really where we wanted to see that. That's likely an outlier folks. Yeah. Oh, Donald Trump's winning. Shit. That doesn't count. Okay. What are we going to do? Next one. Okay. These were registered voters. What are we going to do? This is 10 points. Holy shit. What are we going to say? Let's just say it's an outlier. Oh damn. That was a fake poll. Oh, those stupid polls. Yeah. I mean, and it might, I'll say this before we get onto another topic on what's, what's, you're starting to see it all come together. It's like, it's like when they see, you know, hurricanes forming in the ocean, right? We're starting to see it now. The polls are shifting to Trump. Now we have Hillary Clinton coming out saying things like, Oh yeah, who's to say Putin won't medal in the election in 2024 again, right? You have others saying like, Ooh, we got to get Trump off the ballot or people saying, let's indict Trump again for this or that let's put gag orders on him. It's all coming together. Now the new thing too, Mike is, Hmm, let's indict the Bidens and let's see if we can get, we can get a Joe Biden off the ticket. We've used him, we've abused him. Now we're getting them out of here. It's all, it's that wave in the ocean. It's that hurricane forming in the ocean. That's what's happening. And I believe that because why, why would Hillary Clinton come out and say, if you're so confident right in the 2024 election, if you're so confident and Trump's an idiot, he's never going to make it again and get rid of them. Why are you now saying, Hmm, maybe Putin will medal in the elections again. Why would you say that? Right. Right. And by the way, this is the same guy that's richer than ever because his country has been able to sell oil at a high rate since Biden's been in office. This is the same country that has had its way with the Ukraine walking in there and taking over land since Biden's been in there. Why would, why would Putin medal in the election to get in and probably in his mind, the nut job of Donald Trump back in office, it may drop a nuke on him. Why would he want Trump back in office? Ask yourself that question. Don't have to, if you have any sense at all, then you don't even have to ask that. Um, so anyway, let's see what the next number of polls start to reveal. Let's see if, let's see if polls stop coming out, Mike, right? Because once you have one that's got Trump winning by double digit, maybe they just start to say, polls are stupid. Polls are for racists. You're homophobic. If you read polls, I mean, we'll see. Or they come out with some poll from the middle of nowhere. That's like Biden up 35 points on Donald Trump. Right, right. This was from registered voters in the white house. Yes. We interviewed seven people and it was six to one, six to one. And the other one we fired, we don't even know who that was. Yeah. So, so let's go to this now. Every once in a while, Mike, I have to do this CNN, right? I go to the cnn .com site. I just got to see what they're finding note newsworthy, noteworthy, whatever you want to say. And honestly, and I've often reported this, I'm often in disbelief at what they aren't reporting. In this example though, I was like, Oh, a few stories down. Here's a story, Mike, why more women are choosing not to have kids. So right away I'm thinking, Oh my gosh, these are the most unlikable people, the most anti traditional family structure people ever. They probably don't want to have a relationship at all. They don't want to ever have true, you know, intimacy with anybody cause they just can't do it. They're just nasty. They're mostly on, you know, just awful. These lots, so many of these people. So I go on to read a little bit of this and you know, this is, this is someone named Diana Volek who, who never, who was never someone who dreamed of becoming a mother, right? And these are just some of the reasons given. They don't want the responsibility of being a parent. They fear a lack of support. They like their life as it is. They're still judged for being child free. So so even when they don't choose to have children, right? So I'm like looking at this and then suddenly I go, wait a second. This was published at midnight, uh, basically Sunday or Monday, you know, September 25th. That's that's now as we record editor's note, this story was originally published in August, 2021. Some details such as the ages of those interviewed remain the same as they were when the story first published. So you're telling me right away, I thought, is the Hollywood writers strike? Is it bleeding into CNN now? Cause there aren't enough stories. There aren't enough people to write like modern stories. There's not enough news. They had to pull a story from two years ago to talk about why many women are deciding not to have kids. Like how pathetic is that? How pathetic. This new trend too, of like, it's cool to just say, screw it. I don't want to have a family is the weirdest thing ever. And then we wonder why these people are miserable, right? I mean, again, is parenting easy? I'm a new parent. Mike, you know that you, you parented two girls for, you know, they're what? 25, 22, right? So you've had, you've had 25 years of parenting experience. I've had, you know, almost a year. It's the most enjoyable thing ever. Right? I mean you're finally, it's good not to be selfish. It's good to take care of somebody else and love somebody else. Right. And I'm not saying you don't love your spouse, but your spouse is an adult relationship. You have to have a relationship with a baby, which turns into a toddler, which turns into an adolescent, a young adult like that. There's nothing more special than that. You should want that. Instead it's like, Oh, kids are stupid. I'm going to be so rich. Really weigh me down. Yeah, yeah, sure. Okay. They're going to weigh me down. I want my independence. I don't want to be responsible to another human being. I've got myself to worry about and treat and, and you know, I don't know, a door like I get like, that's fine. I want to see the next story though be why many women are deciding that having a child is rewarding. It can become a very loving, you know, yes, you have to be responsible. Like it just was so gross to me like that. And two years ago, this isn't even news. This is like, Oh my gosh, we got to fill these headlines. What do we get out? Pull that one again. We don't like kids. We don't want anyone, you know, raising children, my God for, you know, I'll say this though, Mike and all seriousness too. Like, yes. Is, is it fun being a college degenerate and booze and all the time and having a blast? Sure it is. We all did it right. I mean, yes, of course it's a fun thing. Is it fun to not care if you can go to bed at 2am or 5am or 5pm? Sure. That's great. But at some point you have to mature as an adult, take your job seriously, take your family seriously and care about things like I always say this, Mike, and this is something I've brought up a million times. Think about being, you know, if you want it, like if you didn't want to have kids, I'm not saying people that can't have kids cause I feel for them. But if you, if you didn't want children, cause you didn't want the responsibility, what do you do in your sixties and seventies with no family? Like that breaks my heart, honestly. Right? Like I, what my relationship with my parents, my wife's with her parents, like it's, it's fun, right? It's, you're a family. You get to do things together and you get to enjoy each other. Who doesn't want that? I just don't get it. Well, there's a lot of people in Washington that actually have spouses and children and grandchildren. And clearly there is not a lot of love and support going on between all of them. Because some of these people, I mean, we know who we're talking about, the Mitch McConnell's, the Joe Biden's, they would not be in front of microphones if people actually cared about them. They would not let those loved ones go through what they go through on a daily basis, unless they have no connection, no personal connection at all. Um, all right. AOC. She's almost the last story of our day, but there's one more after this. So we got a bonus. We do a bonus story here, breaking news. So AOC wins the hypocrisy award mic for this, uh, at least this week, maybe the year on this one decade, this is hilarious. And, um, I'll just set this up for a second. So here she was on CBS's face the nation. And, um, she was discussing president Biden's plan to visit the Michigan auto workers on Tuesday. So host of CBS's face, the nation, Margaret Brennan points out a couple of interesting facts about AOC and her selection of vehicles. So let's go ahead and play that. Yup.
Fresh update on "putin" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"He's no longer speaker of the house, but Kevin McCarthy says he still will have a role to He play in became Congress today the first speaker to be removed from the leadership role by his fellow House members. I do not regret negotiating. Our government is designed to find compromise. I don't regret My efforts to build coalitions and find solutions. I was raised to solve problems The most The most important trait that we find in the next speaker is trustworthiness and we have lacked that sorely. They are angry that McCarthy worked with Democrats to avert a government shutdown and claim that he negotiated aid to Ukraine for a later bill National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says McCarthy was right to do that a lapse in support for even a short period of time could make all the difference on the battlefield Just as critically such a lapse in support will make Putin believe that he can out he can wait us out a Mexican drug cartel has reportedly prohibited the sale and production of fentanyl in Mexico Banners began appearing in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa on Monday signed by a faction of the Sinaloa cartel run by the sons of the infamous drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman the banners are claiming the The cartel is now prohibiting the sale and production of fentanyl, the banners saying you have been warned. Fentanyl has become a top priority in talks between the US and Mexico because of thousands of overdose deaths The DEA is offering a 10 million dollar reward for the capture of El Chapo's sons. Alex Stone, EBC News. Arkansas state police say there are multiple casualties following a fiery multi -vehicle pilot on Highway 67 near Cache. Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Honolulu returned to Las Vegas Sunday after it was struck by lightning. You're listening to ABC News. Newsradio 1000 FM 97 .7. Stay connected, stay informed. Good evening 602. I'm Kim Sheppard, Bill O 'Neill at the doctor's desk and here's what's happening. As ABC News has been reporting the
A highlight from Operation Atlantic Resolve
"Well then, welcome to the Dennis Prager Show. Bob France sitting in and yeah, you hear the music, you know where I'm coming to you from. Cleveland, Ohio, the home base, therelieffactor .com studios if you will. Our WHK radio, AM1420, the answer here in Cleveland, Ohio. An honor to be sitting in for Dennis once again. And of course today being Yom Kippur, which is why Dennis is off today. As he has of course been celebrating the holy days and starting back with Rosh Hashanah. The Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. And it's a wonderful thing. It really is. I kind of have to familiarize myself not being Jewish myself. I have to familiarize myself with some of the days and some of the reasons and the explanations for the calendar. And Yom Kippur is one of the ones that to me is the most solemn. A Day of Atonement, a day of reflection and looking inside and asking for forgiveness for the shortcomings that perhaps we have and so forth. And so to Dennis and to everyone who is commemorating and or celebrating and or taking part in participating in the Yom Kippur day today. This very important Day of Atonement. God's blessings to you all. Seriously, really appreciate that. In the meantime, we've got work to do. We have a lot of very important things to talk about and I want you to be a part of the show. 8 Prager776, that's 877 -243 -7776. I want to know, is it acceptable for me to be concerned with the plight of others but being unwilling to do any more than I have already done? And yes, if you're wondering, I'm talking about Ukraine. Yes, if you're wondering, I'm talking about the 113 billion dollars we have already sent to Ukraine to help them ward off the invasion of the Soviet, well, the Russians. Who are trying to rebuild the Soviet empire, I suppose, if you think that they are going to not stop in Ukraine and then advance to other European nations and so forth. I don't think so. I don't think they have the ability to do that any longer. I don't think they are the fearsome foe they were when the Soviet bloc was, of course, raining havoc on Eastern Europe and raining havoc on the world. But I want to talk about the Ukrainian situation. Here's two reasons. Two reasons why. The first of which is the fact that in Canada, over the weekend in front of the Canadian Parliament, the Lord Mayor Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, who came to the United States for the second time, hat in hand, saying please drop all you can into the hat here so that we can go back and continue our war with Russia. They came looking for more money, asking for another 25 billion dollars. And again, I'll get to the point about how I feel about spending that money and how I feel about it going forward in a moment, but he came to the United States and then he went up to Canada. And he went up to Canada before the Canadian Parliament and he sat there and he asked for support and financial remunerations from the Canadians as well. And the Canadians, of course, listened happily. And, you know, we're all all for supporting this. But what they did after that is something that is quite simply incomprehensible to me. Canadian organizations Jewish are among those now slamming the Canadian Parliament for giving voice to and a standing ovation to a man who fought for the Nazis during World War II. All because he is Ukrainian. All because he's Ukrainian. Video and photos show the Canadian Parliament erupting into cheers on Friday after President Zelensky's visit to the capital of Ottawa, when Canadian lawmakers also honored Yaroslav Hunka, a 98 -year -old Ukrainian immigrant who fought for the 1st Ukrainian Division, according to the Toronto Star, the division also known as the Waffen -SS Galicia Division, which fought for the Nazis and its paramilitary arm. The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement, the fact that a veteran who served in a Nazi military unit was invited to... And by the way, this story that I'm starting with, this day, this first hour, this story is not because of today being the Jewish Day of Atonement. This is outrageous. This is when it happened is when it happened. Understand that. The fact that it is occurring, though that we're talking about this and it just happened during these holy days, is another point entirely. The fact that a veteran who served in a Nazi military unit was invited to and given a standing ovation in Parliament is shocking. At a time of rising anti -Semitism and Holocaust distortion, it's incredibly disturbing to see Canada's Parliament rise to applaud an individual who was a member of a unit in the Waffen -SS, a Nazi military branch responsible for the murder of Jews and others, and that was declared a criminal organization during the Nuremberg Trials. Some are calling for full -throated apologies from Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and from Ukrainian President Zelensky. This honor was given to a Ukrainian because everything now has to go Ukraine's way, because Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. We have to come up with untold, unlimited amounts of treasure and time for anything having to do with Ukraine. So they brought a Nazi military fighter, 98 -year -old Nazi fighter in World War II before the Canadian Parliament, and because he's Ukrainian, he got a standing ovation. That's how, beside ourselves, I think we've become with this, we have to do anything and everything we can to help Ukraine. So that's number one. The second reason, by the way, is we continue to try to make some sense out of the, you know, now that we have the actual official figures confirmed by the White House of $113 billion already spent in support of Ukraine. In addition to that, they say that our commitment to helping Ukraine has no end and there is no cost limit. They will do this no matter what the cost for however long it takes. The problem is, of course, there is no end game in sight. There's no end to the commitment that has been identified. When does it end? What standard would it be to say no matter how long it takes to finish the thought? Chuck Schumer? Joe Biden? Mitch McConnell? I don't care if you're Democrat or Republican. If you are giving an unended blank check, an unending blank check to Ukraine, what does that mean? What does that look like? You say for as long as it takes to... fill in the blank. What? Does every Russian in Ukraine have to retreat back across the border or is that not enough? Does every Russian have to leave Crimea, the peninsula that Russia took in 2014 when Obama was president? Or do they just have to stop bombing and stop the fighting? What exactly does it mean to say we're going to give this money until... or I'm sorry, no matter how long it takes to do what? Define the end game. There isn't one.
Fresh update on "putin" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"That's done. Now, January Yeah. 6th? Yes. Oh my They Yeah. God. played so many And politics. what they No, did to but do this I What they regret building the did was Democrats so to wrong. this Yeah. playing institution The idea that they put magnetometers there. The idea that they go would to any Republican member that they had been cosponsors of bills and they no longer could be a cosponsor. That they would find members $5 ,000 if the magnetometers went on, but when Nancy around went it or Clyburn was supposed to get fined, it all got waived. The idea that bills didn't have to through go committee. The idea is they created a select committee on January 6th and they wouldn't let the minority appoint who to do it. I'm trying to change all that and bring the body back so they can work together. But I think they did a lot of damage to us. Yes sir? The House is trying to pass the immigration bills one by one. Well that's always been my goal. You know, I just talked to Mitch yesterday and I had called in to Schumer and I talked to Hakeem last night. What I was going to do is, because we had passed, we had taken five up, we passed four of them. I was going to start individually pre -conferencing so we can get this work done. I'm concerned with the timeline now. Look, I truly believe at the end of the day we can get this all worked out. I do believe at the end of the day we can find common ground and do something about the border. I don't know if this has caused problems. Look, I was doing squawk on the other TV on MSNBC. The first time I saw MSNBC running a whole story about the border, people just walking across. Pritzker sent a letter yesterday about immigration. Massachusetts governor, state of emergency. Connecticut. Everybody is becoming the number one. They cannot ignore it. And I had told my members all before, I heard Gates say something on the floor that, oh my God, Kevin for asked a stopgap measure when he came back. The whole plan was because those eight and a few more had held up asking any of these probe bills all summer. I was going to do just what we did Saturday, a stopgap measure with disaster. I had gone out to Hawaii. We looked what happened in Florida. Those people shouldn't be held back. And we could finish doing it all individually, but somehow they think that's a dirty word. Oh, yeah, we checked. Oh, you know, my poor mom. Have you guys met my mom yet? My mom's fabulous. My mom's this Italian lady. And she calls me the other day. She said, oh, she gets worried. She reads what you guys write. And she says, I'm so nervous. I'm so nervous. I said, all right, Mom, it's all right. She said last night she went in the house, and she left her car running in the garage night all long. And my mom only fills her car up once a week at Costco on Wednesdays, then calls me because she says she still lives in California, the price of gas is so high. She asks me what I'm going to do about it. But look, I think this job is always harder on your loved ones than you yourself. So look, if you want to categorize this, let me just some say, people because think something is ideal. I did tell, when we were doing the the stopgap measure. There was a concern in there, does it have transferability on money? I believed and my staff believed it did. But what I did say to the White House, if it does not, if you think some way it doesn't do it the way I will fix that. I did say that and I did say I do. Look, I arming I support Ukraine. That doesn't mean sending them cash, but arming Ukraine. But I have been on the White House even before they sent this supplemental, I said you guys are doing it all wrong by just sending us a supplemental. think the president is failing here because he's not telling the American What is the mission? We have a lot of members who are Navy SEALs who've been in theater and F -18 pilots and they're frustrated. They want to support, but they don't want to support an ever ending war. They want to see what's going on here and I've really been on the White House. You've got to come down and talk to everybody, but you should listen to them and the prospects. I'm really concerned though long term. What's happening around looks a lot like the 1930s. A lot of actions that Putin is very similar to Hitler. If you are history buffs, you'll know Hitler served in the World War I army, right? He hated that his country collapsed and they signed the Treaty of Versailles. And what did he do? He ran and created a new party and ran in democracy again and again and again until he won. When he won, what did he do? He took the freedoms away. And then he rebuilt his and military even though it went against the Treaty of Versailles, the world power said nothing. And then what did he do? He took part of Czechoslovakia. He took Austria. And then he told the entire world that he was going to take the rest of it on a given day. So now the world power could sit not back. So in come Neville Chamberlain. But what had happened? Well Hitler Hitler loved it because he was equal now to the world power. But he saw weakness. Neville Chamberlain made him sign a piece of paper and told us peace for our time. And then he invaded Poland the next year and World War II began. If you study Putin, Putin didn't serve in the Soviet Union Army but he served the in KGB. He hated that his country collapsed to the west. He so hated it much when Gorbachev died he still didn't attend the funeral. What did he do? He rebuilt his military. But he learned something. A military makes you strong but dependency makes you weak. He rebuilt it by selling his natural gas to Europe. But when his pipeline went through Ukraine, when they changed power he didn't want to pay. So he proposed a new pipeline, Nord Stream 2. Everybody loved it. America at least sanctioned it. Merkel said great. But what did he do when he rebuilt his military? Invaded Georgia, took part of the Donbas, took Crimea. And the world powers really didn't say much. But then when he parked a hundred thousand troops on the border of Ukraine and after he watched Afghanistan collapse, that's going to give us challenges for the next two decades. He got his meeting with the world power. So in comes Biden. And what does Biden do? He lifts the sanctions off Nord Stream 2, but asked nothing for it. Putin misreads that and invades Ukraine thinking it would collapse in two weeks based upon Afghanistan. now But we have something even worse that's happened in the 1930s. Before Hitler moved, he created an axis of power, right? With Italy and Japan, countries all who want to expand their sphere of influence. Before Putin invaded Afghanistan, what did he do? He created an axis of power with China, North Korea, and Iran, all countries who to want expand their sphere of influence. So what we do here is very important. can't We sit there and just collapse it because it will look from Afghanistan. We can't just throw money at it if we provide the weapons to be successful. But why it's so much personal to me, in 2014 or 2015, when Putin invaded the first time, I went to Ukraine. And then I came back and I took a bipartisan group and we went to the White House and we sat in the Situation Room with then the Vice President, who was in charge of Ukraine, Joe Biden. And we advocated, let's sell them so they can stop tanks, so they wouldn't invade. He said no. He said Europeans wouldn't want it.
A highlight from All The Polls Spell Great News For Donald Trump
"What a wild weekend. You can't make this stuff up. The Washington Post produces a poll that shows that Trump crushes Biden head to head. And then the Washington Post itself says, now, don't believe the poll. It's probably an outlier. They trash their own poll. They're so worried about the momentum that this is giving to Donald Trump that they're trying to discredit their own work. You know, these aren't cheap. They spent considerable money on this poll, thousands of dollars, and their takeaway after the poll points towards Trump defeating Biden by 10 points nationally. The Washington Post says, oh, it's weighted in a polling. You should hear the never Trumpers. You ought to hear people trying to distance themselves. I mean, they're running around in Washington, D .C. with their hair on fire. Funny thing about polls. We should learn by now not to believe them or trust them. Polling showed that there was going to be a huge red wave in 2022. So we know by now that doesn't always work out. However, in this case, what it does do is provide a semblance of momentum for one Donald J. Trump. And in this case, the perception can become the reality. The momentum keeps going. He keeps building. He keeps growing in popularity. The numbers keep soaring. And again, it's more of a perception thing than it is reality. Here's a reality. can The Democrats scream about a rigged election all they want, and nobody bats an eye. If anybody on our side questions the outcome of an election, we're crazy election deniers who ought to be in jail. But when Hillary does it, it's A -OK. Check this out. Here's Hillary sitting down with circleback Psaki, who's got her own show now over on MSNBC. Listen to Hillary still squealing about election interference and Russian collusion. Vladimir Putin has obviously your friend, your friend and mine. He has intervened in our election in the past. It's not something, as you experienced firsthand, it's not something we talk about a lot. Do you fear that that is something that could be happening for 2024? And do you think we should be talking about it more? Well, I think we should be talking about it more because I don't think despite all of the, you know, deniers, there's any doubt that he interfered in our election or that he has interfered in many ways in the internal affairs of other countries, funding political parties, funding political candidates, buying off government officials in different places. So that is his opus, you know, his opus operandi in the sense that he hates democracy. He particularly hates the West and he especially hates us. Now, you know what I love about that? Her use of the word deniers. You talk about projection. So what she's trying to claim is if you say that Trump won legitimately in 2016, you're not a denier when the truth is they're the she's the election denier and she thinks it happened in 2016 and she thinks it's going to happen again.
Fresh update on "putin" discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"Nobody nobody trusts Beijing and the Chinese Communist Party around the world. Not even they're not even their so-called friends. Like, I don't even think Putin trusts Xi Jinping completely to the point that like Putin would put the entire fate of Russia in the hands of of Beijing. And there just isn't there just isn't a world where like China is going to be able to advance itself in that way. And that's that's that's I think the way you need to look at the world. You need to take a step back and consider there's all these different incentives that are going on. And I think a lot of Bitcoiners, they they do the homo economic this thing and it causes them to have a very distorted perception of how the world is. And it causes them to make a whole bunch of predictions of the things that they think are inevitably going to happen, which are almost certainly not going to happen because they're not factoring in other really important things. That's that's like kind of like my big point that I would make. This show is brought to you by our lead sponsor, Iris Energy. Now, Iris Energy is the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 percent renewable energy. And their strategy is to target markets with low cost, excess renewable energy. And they build their own highly efficient Bitcoin data centers and are led by a seasoned management team with a track record of success across renewables, infrastructure and digital assets. Danny and I met with the team in Canada and was super impressed with their values, which align with us. So they are a great fit for what Bitcoin did. We have now been working with Iris Energy for a number of months across the podcast, films and events, and they're even sponsoring my football team, Real Bedford. It's been really great to work with such a forward thinking and sustainable Bitcoin company. So if you want to find out more about them, please head over to IrisEnergy.co, which is I-R-I-S-E-N-E-R-G-Y.co. Next up today, we have the orange pill app, the Bitcoin only social network. Now, if you're like me, you like talking about Bitcoin all the time, you know how difficult it can be to find local Bitcoiners, to maybe grab a beer and talk about hyper Bitcoinization. So it was great to find the orange pill app because it makes it super easy to find nearby Bitcoiners to connect with. And it's also the largest repository of Bitcoin only events. And if you go into the orange pill app, you'll see all the Real Bedford matches listed there. Now, I've been using the app for when I travel and it's been a game changer, but it's also been pretty cool as random Bitcoiners reach out and get in touch and just talk about Bitcoin or let us know what they're up to if they're local. So head over to the orangepillapp.com or search for orange pill app in the Google or Apple app stores. And once you've downloaded, send me a DM, start building your local network of Bitcoiners. Also, today we have Ledger. Now, Ledger is the world leader in Bitcoin security and is the best way to own and secure your private keys. If you're still holding Bitcoin on an exchange or with a custodian, it might be time to take your security more seriously, because remember, not your keys, not your Bitcoin. The Ledger suite of hardware wallets paired with the Ledger Live app are the easiest and safest way to start managing your own private keys. You can send and sign your Bitcoin transactions with full transparency in the Ledger Live app. And honestly, it couldn't be easier. I have been a Ledger customer since 2017, and I absolutely love their products. Now, if you want to find out more or purchase a hardware wallet from Ledger, then please head over to shop.ledger.com, which is S-H-O-P dot L-E-D-G-E-R dot com.
Is Biden Working on an Israel-Saudi Arabia ‘Normalization’ Deal?
"Recognize Israel diplomatically now that would be a game -changer no question about it and the truth is had there been a second Trump administration on the heels the of first this would have happened already under the Abraham Accords that a whole bunch of concessions to the Palestinian terrorists and even to the Saudis but the Saudis have said over the last several months if years that they're very interested in pursuing nuclear power even though they have more oil than one can imagine and the Saudi prince told Brett Baer that if the Iranians develop nuclear they will have no choice so I'm sitting here thinking to myself I don't have all the facts I just know what's out there in the media and the fact that I don't have all facts the and you don't have all the facts and Congress doesn't have all the facts demonstrates that Joe Biden has no interest in being transparent about what he's doing you know we have a treaty clause we have all these other obligations ensure to Congress is involved and to ensure that the public knows what's going on it's not left to one man or a group of men who take it upon themselves to cut international deals that's a clear violation of the Constitution which Democrats do you know as often as they breathe I'm truth but thinking to myself isn't that the reason isn't that a motivation for taking out Iran's nuclear system Mr. producer there you have Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia wants to to pursue nukes there's nothing that can stop them they've talked about making deals with the Communist Chinese they've talked about making deals with the fascistic Vladimir Putin they've talked
Fresh update on "putin" discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"To Ukraine come hell or high water listen to this there is strong very strong coalition behind Ukraine and if Putin thinks he can outlast us he's wrong he's wrong and so we will have another package of aid for Ukraine soon to signal our continued support for the brave people of Ukraine and so that's our message if he thinks he cannot outlast us that is mr. Putin we believe he's wrong oh really maybe again today's show is not about the benefits or the downsides of staying involved in this Ukraine Russia war maybe we've talked about that we can talk about that another time I'm telling you all of the chaos right now in your government including the motion to vacate it is all over a foreign country not the United States it is all about Ukraine money everybody is getting rich off Ukraine from the Biden's on down and swampy Republicans and conservative Republicans who don't want us to continue funding this don't want us to continue funding it because the country has a history of corruption which I'm going to talk about the next break I got a lot more ahead this is all about Ukraine we'll be right back I was I afraid was scared everybody wanted me to have a abortion day after day young women scared young women who don't think they have options are choosing abortion preborns network of clinics have rescued over 200 ,000 babies the majority of the women who come to their clinics are being pressured to abort preborn seeks these women out before they make the ultimate choice and introduces them to the life growing inside of them through a free ultrasound and we are the fuel that allows preborn to offer these young women free ultrasounds once she hears that heartbeat and sees that precious light the majority of the time she will choose light twenty eight bucks that's what an ultrasound costs one hundred forty dollars provides five ultrasounds let's save some babies lives today and tomorrow and the next day and the next day after that because to donate our pound 250 and say baby that's pound 250 baby or go to on dot com slash bongino that's preborn dot and Dan Bontino. Dan Bontino on 890 WLS 890 AM is your home for fighting Illini football. Lob now with a reverse. Pitches it to Ryman. Back to Altmyer. Throwing deep. Oh man. Griffin
A highlight from Week in Review - Episode 24
"Cycling isn't just cycling. It can be cycling or cycling or even cycling. Peloton isn't just one thing. We have classes that will ease you in and classes that will make you sweat and a range of instructors so you can find your match. Whatever you're in the mood for, we can get you in the zone. See for yourself with a worry free 30 day home trial. Visit one Peloton dot com slash home dash trial terms apply. Welcome to the Mike Gallagher Show Week in Review podcast. It's just about everything that's happened this week. I'm Eric Hanson, and we begin with President Trump, who made some controversial statements about abortion this week and called Ron DeSantis's six week abortion ban a terrible mistake. We might as well get this out of the way. We got President Trump with an answer to Kristen Welker on NBC's Meet the Press and her debut as the new host, which gave a lot of ammunition to Trump haters who want to hurt him and try to wreck his chances of becoming the nominee in 2024. This is an interesting dilemma that Republicans have. Here's the dilemma. Pro -life fighting for the sanctity of those unborn babies, the sanctity of their lives, the sacredness of the innocent. That's a centerpiece that's foundational for the Republican Party. And whether we like it or not, this particular debate that we're having in America over abortion is crushing us at the ballot box. And Donald Trump, I believe, was trying to address that with Kristen Welker on Meet the Press. Let's get it out of the way. I've been dreading this all weekend. Well, it wasn't all weekend. I mean, this first broke, I think, Saturday. They gave a little preview of his answer. I don't love his answer, but I also don't love the way Trump critics are pouncing on him, claiming he's not pro -life. I got into a big knockdown drag out, as I expected I would with my friend Mark Davis in Dallas, because Mark is now hell bent on proclaiming that Donald Trump is not pro -life. And he's saying that because of this exchange with Kristen Welker yesterday on Meet the Press. If a federal ban landed on your desk, if you were re -elected, would you sign it at 15 weeks? Are you talking about a complete ban? A ban at 15 weeks? Well, people are starting to think of 15 weeks. That seems to be a number that people are talking about right now. Would you sign that? I would I would sit down with both sides and I negotiate something and we'll end up with peace on that issue for the first time in 52 years. I'm not going to say I would or I wouldn't. I mean, the sanctus would really design a five week and six week ban. Would you support that? I think what he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake. But we'll come up with a number. But at the same time, Democrats won't be able to go out in six months, seven months, eight months and allow an abortion. Now, there are people who took that answer and proclaimed that Donald Trump is not pro -life, like it's important to proclaim or make some kind of declaration that he is not pro -life. I believe it's ridiculous to claim that a guy who's the only president to ever attend the March for Life, the guy who promised to get Roe v. Wade overturned because that was terrible federal. That was a terrible federal ruling and appointed Supreme Court justices who did just that to claim that Donald Trump is not pro -life is preposterous. It's absurd. It's virtue signaling. And perhaps it's just. The opportunistic way you chalk up some points for Ron DeSantis, because clearly Team DeSantis is pouncing on Donald Trump over this remark. I believe two things can be true at the same time. You can be pro -life and you can acknowledge that this issue is killing us at the ballot box. And we're losing elections. So President Trump has some campaign trouble to manage. Meanwhile, our current president can barely navigate a simple speech. If you miss Joe Biden at the U .N. this week, well, buckle up. Remember when Trump went to the United Nations and gave a really good speech and the media freaked out and said how goofy and wild and unpresidential and unprecedented it was, they had a complete meltdown and he gave a really decent speech. Compare that to the appearance of Joe Biden yesterday at the U .N. Now, even as we have all our institutions and drive creative new partnerships. Let me be clear. Certain principles of our international system are sacrosanct. Both Biden and Kamala Harris do the same thing when they say, let me be clear, run for the hills, because when they say, let me be clear, you're going to see nothing but mud and gibberish. I mean, babbling incoherently in front of the United Nations. And if that wasn't wild enough, you've got the Ukrainian President Zelensky. He marches in with his entourage. You know, I used to say I was torn about Ukraine. People that I respect insist that we have got to continue to fund the Ukrainian battle with Russia, that the American people have to help Ukraine with its border. We dare not have a wall for our own border, but we better, by God, help Ukraine with theirs. We better fund them. We better give them the missiles they want. We got to give them the ammunition they need. We need to. We got to stop Vladimir Putin. And if you push back against that, you're a stooge for Vladimir Putin. You're a Putin puppet. Just ask Tucker Carlson. When Tucker dared to express the belief that the American people have bigger fish to fry than funding Ukraine, he was thoroughly denounced and renounced as a stooge of Vladimir Putin. So there goes Zelensky marching into the UN yesterday with his bodyguards and his entourage, and he gets up to that podium. And what he said was pretty stunning. I expected he would stand at that giant podium in front of that ugly green background at the UN and talk about the need to fund his military. Talk about Russia's aggression against the Ukrainian people. Talk about Ukraine's place in the whole worldview of things instead. We got this. Even though humanity is failing on its climate policy objectives, this means that extreme weather will still impact the normal global life and some evil state will also weaponize its outcomes. And then people in the streets of New York and other cities of the world went out on climate protest. We all have seen them and when people in Morocco and Libya and other countries die as a result of natural disasters and when islands and countries disappear underwater and when tornadoes and deserts are spreading into into new territories and when all of this is happening, one unnatural disaster in Moscow decided to launch a big war and killed the tens of thousands of people. No wonder loony leftists have the Ukrainian flag in their front yard. You would think the Ukrainian president had bigger problems than climate change. Meanwhile, the United Auto Workers hit the picket lines this week. They made a few modest demands like a 40 % pay raise in a four day work week. Speaking of the UAW strike, I watched Sean Fain, the president of the United Auto Workers Union on the Sunday morning news shows. And you know, I admit I'm not a real big fan of unions. In fact, quite the opposite. I kind of think that unions have helped destroy many aspects of our economic system. In fact, it's a commonly held view that pension plans that used to be in place contributed to the decline of the U S automakers. Well, now the UAW is demanding pensions come back. They want the old fashioned defined benefit plan. And as Bloomberg points out, pensions are not worth striking over. You know what I find interesting about the UAW dispute? I heard all the talking points about how the corporate executives at the big three automakers make too much money. That's a Bernie Sanders mantra. That's an Elizabeth Warren trope. The executives make too much. You know, a company can be producing billions of dollars of revenue, but the Bernie Sanders of the world want to cap what an executive at one of those companies earns, which I always find so fascinating. It's as if they want to equate the guy or gal on the assembly line with the big automakers. Well, they're not the same. I mean it'd be nice if everybody made the same amount of money in life hate to break it to your life doesn't work that way. Some people make more than others and admittedly a lot of it is luck. I don't deserve the living that I make, but I'm very blessed to make a good living. There are people make a lot more than I do and I don't begrudge them anything, but simply because somebody that might have a show on television might make 10 times what I make. I don't think I should make what they make simply because we do the same essentially same thing. I mean, and Democrats always have such hypocrisy on this issue. Like somebody just texted me, how many homes does Bernie Sanders have again? It's more than one. But here's something that I noticed when I heard Sean Fain, the president of the UAW talk about executives compensation and how we're not making enough and we're taking steps backwards. I mean, the fact of the matter is the union gave up the defined benefit pension plan in a previous negotiation. Now they want it back. When you give up a benefit like that, you're not going to get it back. That's not realistic. And here's what I'm interested in. You know what was missing from all the coverage of the UAW strike? They never talk about what auto make auto workers make. Now I kept hearing how somebody on the assembly line can't feed their family. Really? What do they make? I kept hearing that Sean Fain kept saying the auto workers have taken three steps backwards. Really? How much do they earn? I know what they want to make. They want a 40 % pay increase and they want to only work four days a week. Now that's a pretty good deal.
Fresh update on "putin" discussed on The Financial Guys
"The talking point that might be my favorite ever, though, this now Democrat talking point they're spewing everywhere is that because Trump misspoke about one thing in three years, he's now in cognitive decline. So they're playing what the right are doing with Joe Biden, which is actually accurate. I do believe we have a Weekend at Bernie situation in the White House right now, but now they're saying that, how can we trust Trump? He's in cognitive decline. The man can't remember things. He can't speak about things. This is the funniest thing in the world to me, though, because those are the same people still pushing Joe Biden as their president. How can you say that about Donald Trump, who, by the way, can go do a three-hour speech, no problem. You've seen it. I've seen it. You've been to them. How can they get away with that? And voters, how do voters not see right through that, Caroline, honestly? Well, voters do see right through that. They are smart enough to realize that the media is lying to them and the American public believes what they see with their own eyes. If you look at some of polling, more than 70 percent of Americans don't think that Joe Biden is cognitively or physically fit enough to serve for the next four years. That's not the case when it comes to President Trump. It's actually the inverse of those numbers. So people see what they see, right, which is that Donald Trump is hosting rallies with thousands of people every single week in multiple states. He's doing hard-hitting interviews with very hostile journalists, while Joe Biden is essentially campaigning from the White House basement again. He has not done any interviews with reporters that are actually real journalists asking hard questions about he and his family's corruption and their horrific policies that they're pushing from this White House. And every single time Joe Biden goes in public, he embarrasses not only himself, but our country, especially on the world stage. He was just overseas and he made numerous gaffes that were pathetic and cringe-worthy. And at that summit in India a few weeks ago, Russia and China didn't even attend because they realized Joe Biden is the weakest president this country has ever had. He's not fit to serve. He's not capable of leading our military or this great nation. And the American public recognizes that. And that's why Donald Trump right now is beating Joe Biden in general election polling by 10 points. He's winning with independence by more than 20 points in some polls. And he's leading the Republican primary in every single early state by 30 to 40 points because people, one, recognize that he's fit to serve, that he's capable of leading our military and reinvigorating our economy. And they miss the Trump era policies that were beneficial to them and their families and especially their wallets. I had the honor to be a guest of the Trump team at the CNN town hall. I saw him. I was 15 feet away from him. He was absolutely on fire and there was no cognitive issues there. I had not been to a rally, but I was there 15 feet away from him. And by the way, you mentioned a hostile environment. Caitlin Collins was not so friendly to President Trump. So she was all over him and he knew what he was doing and he got right after it. He pulled out the receipts on her. He bought the facts. He did. Everybody in that crowd loved that. I can tell you that much. You brought up polling, let's go there next. 2024 polling. We'll start with the Republican primary polling. You mentioned it. He's up 30, 40, even 50 points in some areas. There's a debate. This episode will air on Thursday, so it'll be after the debate, but I want to get your thoughts before the debate. I'll tell you real quick on my end, one thing that got me in the last debate with all eight of those contestants, I'll call them, contestants to be his vice president, I think is the way to do it. But those eight candidates, only two of them oppose sending hundreds of billions of dollars to Ukraine. Caroline, to me, if you're advocating for sending hundreds of billions of dollars to Ukraine, is that not a nonstarter? It definitely is. And I think the public is warming up to that, especially now as they're a harder and paychecks every single month are being robbed because of biodynamics and record high inflation. The average American families losing $700 a month, more than $7,000 a year. And so I think people are sick and tired of seeing their paychecks go over to a country very far away to protect their border, to support their law enforcement, when our law enforcement here in American cities is being attacked maliciously every day because of Democrat lawless policies. And President Trump is the only Republican in this race that is calling for peace, that's calling for an end to the war, that's not calling for more support, more aid so that this war can drag on. He's calling for peace on both sides. He says he wants to stop the killing of both Russians and Ukrainians. And he's the only one, the only candidate in, frankly, both sides of the aisle that can do that, that can call Putin and Zelensky, bring them to the table and negotiate a deal. Vladimir Putin answered Donald Trump's calls when Trump was in the White House. He doesn't answer Joe Biden's calls. This current president, Joe Biden, is incapable of really seeing an end to this war. And that's a solution that we all should want, an end to the war, an end to the killing. If we continue to send more and more and more aid over there, what's going to happen? It's going to be another 20 years, just like the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and thousands of Americans are going to be killed. So Donald Trump is really the only one, and he says it all the time, and he's right, that can literally prevent World War Three from happening. And if Joe Biden is in this office for another four years, you can almost guarantee that this world is going to be in a war and that our American soldiers are going to be boots on the ground in countries far away fighting for causes that don't impact the American public. Yeah, I mean, it's only a matter of time, we know it, that China may walk into Taiwan too, right? So you're going to have two issues. And, you know, I've said this, and this is another thing about our border that, you know, a topic of this debate, I'm sure will be brought up, but at some point, Caroline, don't we have to worry about our own stuff going on here? Record overdoses, record crime, wide open borders, you know, drug use, and everything is at record highs. You can't go any higher, it feels like, than we're going, literally, at this point. At what point, and it's not just Joe Biden, by the way, and it's not just liberals, it's a lot of conservatives too that keep making excuses for this or keep advocating for certain things like safe-shooting heroin zones. They're like, hey, let these people in, we'll give them identification, we'll let them get work visas, like AOC. We can't keep doing that. Both sides of the aisle have to come together and say that, do they not? Absolutely. And I'm so glad that you brought up the record number of overdoses. This is one of the few media interviews I've ever done where that topic has been brought up to me. And it is literally the number one leading cause of young Americans in this country today, aged 18 to 30. It's Chinese fentanyl that's pouring over our southern border in the hands of Mexican drug cartels who are running our nation's southern border, are being aided and abetted and enriched by the Biden administration's open border policies. And that fentanyl is flowing into every single community in America. Here in my home state of New Hampshire, our overdose death rate has increased to the highest level ever. And it was a record low level in 2018 when President Trump was in office. Why? Because we secured our borders and we were not allowing these drugs to come into our communities at the rates that they certainly are free-flowing now. This is a tragedy that every American should be aware of. Every American is aware of it because we all know people that have died at the hands of fentanyl and heroin. This administration never talks about it. The media in this country never talks about it. And it's the number one cause of death. And the Chinese and the Mexican drug cartels are getting rich off it. President Trump has the strongest plan of any candidate in this race to wage a war back onto the cartels and to ensure that these mass killings of Americans with the poisonous fentanyl end. He's pledged to use the military to go after the drug cartels. He's pledged to use our in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans to stop fentanyl from being trafficked through Latin America and into our United States. And he's also pledged to deploy the largest mass deportation operation in American history to get the millions of illegals who have evaded our laws, who have disrespected our country out. Sorry, when Donald Trump comes back into the White House, you're going back home where you belong. And you can come here, if you may, legally by abiding by the process, like so many great legal immigrants have done before you. But those that have broken our laws over the past couple of years will be gone if President Trump is president. And that should be welcome news to Republicans, Democrats, all Americans, especially in these Democrat-run cities where you see the sanctuary cities policies just aren't working. It's breaking New York. It's breaking San Francisco down to a point where even their Democrat mayors are admitting that Biden's illegal aliens. So I want to get into the border before we go into the 2024 race even further. The reason I bring that overdose topic up, Caroline, and the drug topic up is I actually lost two brothers, one in 2009 and one in 2013, to drug-related suicides because they were addicted. It wasn't fentanyl then because that wasn't really here yet. But the drug crisis, it affects, I'm in Buffalo, New York. That's where that happened. It's not the southern border that, of course, that's where it's coming from. But people look like Democrat leaders look at like the southern border, oh, that's something, you know, it's the southern border's problem. No, it's every state, every county, every city is a border county at this point. It just is, right? And sadly, it affects families like mine. And I wish they cared about that stuff. And they proved time in and time out that they don't. Safe-shooting heroin zones don't work. Crack pipe vending machines in New York City are the most idiotic idea I've ever heard, right? But they continue to support these policies. And you bring up the border with Kathy Hochul this week. She says, this is a problem. We can't do that. We need the National Guard. No kidding, Kathy. It's been a problem for three years. We all knew this. I could have told you that for free. Right. It's so true. And thank you for sharing that about your brothers. And it's such a shame that families like yours and so many families across this country have had to lose loved ones at the hands of this deadly drug when this is completely unavoidable, right? We can actually implement policies that work, that are based on law and order to prevent these drugs from coming in to our communities and taking the lives of innocent Americans. Yet Joe Biden is more focused on what? The threat of white supremacy or domestic terrorism. He actually has the audacity to claim that those are the number one issues in America today. White supremacy? No, it's Chinese fentanyl killing young Americans. President Trump is one of the only candidates running that's talking about it. He's also the only candidate that has a tangible, comprehensive plan to end it and to wage a war back on the drug cartels that are taking American lives. And I'd go one step further. Drug dealers in the United States, if you're dealing fentanyl, the death penalty is on the table. I believe that because you're killing people every day. Every time you hand a bag of heroin, anything laced with fentanyl, you are committing a murder or attempted murder every single day. Yes. And President Trump has also said that he will absolutely ensure the death penalty is stated for those that deal these deadly drugs and kill their fellow citizens. I love to hear that. Let's go to the primary first. Obviously, Trump is leading significantly right now. I know again, you had that debate with the Ron DeSantis campaign person.
A highlight from Growing Unease: Current Administrations Approach to Security and Travel with David Bellavia
"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.
Mark Levin: Countering the Character Assassination of Zelenskyy
"Clinton are taking. It has nothing to do with my views. It has nothing to do with the views of many honorable people. General Jack Keane. Keane. Others. So, that is another game that conservatives should not play. Should not they do? So, I don't know where this is coming from. I don't know what this affection for Putin is, and many of these, maybe not you folks, I'm not talking about you but the idea when they just keep defending Putin and defending Putin and trashing Zelensky, why don't you just say, I don't believe we should be spending our money on this war. I don't believe it's in in our national security interests. I'm concerned about fill in the world. Why isn't that good enough? So, lying about Putin in his defense and then saying, oh I'm not talking about Putin. I'm not defending Putin. Russia is Putin. All decisions made by Russia, particularly war decisions, are made by Putin. So you are talking about Putin. And then why is it that Zelensky is some kind of reprobate by begging the United States and the European partners and so forth for more money and more equipment? That's his job. He's the president of Ukraine. You expect him to roll over and get in a fetal position? They've lost 70 ,000 soldiers in Ukraine. You look at Afghanistan, the problem there was as soon as we left the whole thing collapsed. didn't It matter how many weapons they had. It didn't matter how much
Mark Levin: Reminder, Vladimir Putin Is the Criminal
"And that's a fair point. But why is it, why is it that if you have the view that the Ukrainian people and the country of Ukraine and the, the criminal here is Putin and his deletion of his army against the people of Ukraine and indiscriminately killing tens of thousands of and citizens kidnapping tens of thousands of children and bringing them into Russia to be taking them from their parents? You can understand, I think, why some people would say is that absolutely repulsive and unconscionable. So, what is this effort that constantly character assassinates Zelensky? First, to call him a neo -Nazi. He met with every rabbi, leading rabbi in the Chabad Orthodox Jewish from movement every community in Ukraine two weeks while the Jews are fleeing Russia, the rabbis are fleeing Russia. So, to call him a neo -Nazi when he lost, as well, family members in the church, it is just sickening. It is sickening. That is number one. Number two, if you stand with me, and if you don't, that is fine, but if you do, all then of a sudden, you are taking the same position
A highlight from S13 E10: City of London & Equal Opportunities Discussion
"Alright alright yeah they might join us well hopefully yes that'd be good yep so I'm ready when you are alright let's go okay so I've been looking at lighters and cigars lately oh yeah mainly the point lighters and yeah the point lighters st. the point the point later it's just been curious might be something I might want to do I might want to collect lighters for some weird reason I think it might be cool don't like the smoke I don't really have anything to celebrate so maybe not smoke them but it might be good to try one at least once yeah sweet I'm hoping that Faith be joins come on ask her what's her why she it's on your teeth yeah that'd be interesting I mean I on one hand I can understand where she's coming from with what's being said about him but on the other hand I think it's important to do research because you never know unless you understand the full context not not to say everyone doesn't understand but you never know if you'd be lied to what if what we see right now is just an illusion true make to believe what we want to believe then you can live in your own fantasy land yes and a matter how hard you tried to be red -pilled you're always gonna get blue pill out of nowhere yep you gotta have a sharp mind yes yes I don't get why she thinks that men thinks she was much who I don't get what she was talking about earlier well and get understand that she doesn't want men to take over but the country of the world was built by men it was built by it every major corporation was built by a man or the vast majority of them I'll give them that I'll give the there have been some very famous male sign to female scientists Madden Curry Mary not to mention I will give them the fact that they a woman did help create the atomic bomb well I did help Einstein create the atomic bomb basically finished the Manhattan Project so they did help build that I'm not saying they can't become the biggest richest man the richest person in the world but I don't think it's gonna happen anytime this century I could be wrong I think it takes determination for women to show that they could do whatever man can it's just that that little amount of determination that there is representation on their behalf they need they need they need there needs to be something that's shown that it is possible regardless of gender religion sexuality at most whatever people group whatever people group there is a chance that you can make it I am gonna say this not all women were Putin present not all women were given their position because they're a talent a vast majority of them and this is sad to say but it kind of means women success but which is true happenstance is the fact a vast majority of these women they were put in positions that they had no business being put into didn't have the skills enough talent they were just put in there because it what's fp they want to say oh we hired a first female VP yeah oh bug off this also experience was her background exactly they don't know it they do what they do it's just ridiculous I know there are people I'm not saying all women are all women were put in this position like this I'm sure there's some ones are very qualified for the jobs and they were put given this corrosion given these opportunities but you've got a quick question of a lot of them were they truly given this jokes of our talents or they just get promoted for worship for virtue like the GM CEO Mary Barra she's unqualified unfit and quite honestly I'm surprised she hasn't been sucked and she's gonna be one of the main reasons why General Motors probably goes under that's just one not to mention I think that will be there I personally believe the future of American companies are all being run by Indian India like so basically yeah Google Indian feel Microsoft Indian there's probably offers swells is there so uh have you heard the news what news up Obama might be gay well I already know that I'm talking about another thing what's over news okay you see no there's this new immigration rule for the UK what's the immigration law so basically in short even if you're a foreigner where you're allowed to enter the UK visa -free you still need something that's called an ETA so you need permission even if you're a foreigner in a country where you can answer enter the UK visa -free you'd certainly permission to come into the country to do whatever and you can stay no longer than six months with the exception of going there for work or even long or long -term study so even if you so they have to get they actually have to go for citizenship yes you need to ask permission to the government to enter the country apply for citizenship by it seems how's the vast majority taken that well what do you think well I shouldn't you should you should know that unless we don't have a fucking field day but let's be real here yes is a little bit concerning but something has to be done about immigration yeah but but not like this so what so what so what let's repeat what they're doing again so basically blocking anybody from coming into the country technical yes what they are promoting is they need to ask the government permission to enter the country even to foreigners in countries that are given free to free access into the UK you still need to ask the government hey can I come in and then if they say yes then you can go in I wonder how that I wonder if I'll stop the boats I don't think I don't think it's about the boats what do you think that that's a separate story what do you think it's about then what do you think it's about control or for it is well has soon that killed his opportunity of staying in in power or is he oh no he's killed his chances ages ago at this point people can people are safely saying then the next election labor majority as I'll never fucking happen that'll never fucking happen well the odds say otherwise I know you don't believe I don't believe everything here in the media I wouldn't trust I wouldn't trust stormer without ever could touch him with two pennies oh no I'm not I'm not painting this in the media the the book he's saying that well the bookies are always the bookies said but Trump would never win and he did win so he's still got his chances if he can fucking fix the economy cuz trust me it's not gonna get better under stormer storms a fucking idiot if you're under stormer Jamie you're gonna be getting rid of your oil and gas you'll be dependent on the thingy and we'll be literally sucking up will be sucking will be the LGBTQ will be plastered around every fucking set will be plastered all around England you've seen the state of Scotland don't let it come to that point I feel sorry for Scots we are gonna hit I hate the LGBTQ I think some a lot of nonsense called mentally ill people doesn't help fun to smoke the representative in my stay in my down the road representative in like one of my districts that is transgender I never happens it is very important to ask people why why are you feeling the way you are why are you doing the things that you're doing I think it's a lot of it I think it's mainly really for attention at least if what we need to do is stop giving these people attention stop giving these people stopping knowledge in their existence because we acknowledge your existence we're just encouraging their behavior it's like saying when you are when a baby when a cries baby cries you don't give it attention cuz it just it you're just rewarding it what we need to do is figure out a way to lower prices on properties what we need is cheap food we need the pricing on food to be as cheap as possible need the prices on property to be cheap so what I'm thinking to stop to solve that I'm thinking what if we were to create a bond what we were to create like a special thing right about basically help give give give everybody give people everyday people an opportunity to basically buy a house so basically cutting the prices in half right and give and give it it's only a certain type of thing that's only allowed for everyday people for the everyday people for the people and not and called big corporations can't use let use it what I'm suggesting we do is give like give massive loopholes for everyday people but bar and control property it's limit them at property but but like the likes of Blackrock the crop price Warhouse Cooper TSB and all these banks in Britain can buy so I've heard rumors that TSB is looking to get into the property market rental property markets which is quite interesting I so else's sir be bought into any new companies lately good strategy the changes in the stock market or the economy for that matter you got anything in pharmaceuticals besides John and Johnson and Johnson there's not much big father I'm investing in it till right now sure if things go away I think is you might be getting a shitload of money off Johnson Johnson soon because of the the sniff yes a district in California basically banned masks in backseat basically banned wearing on masks let's start yeah but it's a district that's always mainly Republican okay okay that makes sense you'd be surprised but there's a lot of Republicans in in California the only thing is so it's not enough to clear the state I do think that California is not big it should be split into two states I'm saying like it should be the north and the east of California one side we should do north of California and east of California and split it down the middle and basically one I personally think that should be it give more delicate seats but remember give more opportunities but not to mention it might be a thing that it might give over can I think all the all the side with Ellie I think everything to do with Ellie and Cupertino should be Cupertino LA California Cupertino all of that should be under one state and the rest of it should be the number let San Francisco I kind of like the north -south California divide yeah well I think in San Francisco part of California oh yeah it's a famous coastal city of California why can't we make that and why can't we make that and it surrounds areas its own state I don't think it's big I don't think it's big enough to be its own state I think it'll be as close as Rhode Island or Delaware it's it's the smallest area let's go but I'm saying the Bay Area maybe California big you know yeah I think I think San Francisco Bay and other neighboring neighborhoods that I think that should be enough to it for it to become its own stuff yeah it could be the next Washington DC what do you mean a shithole well yes but it's also like a district that's predominantly Democrats Washington DC ever since the u .s.
A highlight from 672:North Koreas Russian Crypto Strategy & Indias Dollar Rejection
"Why do tacos get their own day of the week? Is it because Mondays are so rough, we need a Tuesday filled with beefy tortillas shared with good friends? If so, why don't we have Wellington Wednesdays stroganoff Saturdays, and heck, beefball Mondays? Then Mondays would just be another reason to enjoy our favorite beef with our favorite people. Together, we bring more. Beef. It's what's for dinner. Funded by beef farmers and ranchers. Good evening, and welcome to the Crypto Overnighter. I'm Nick Ademus, and I will be your host as we take a look at the latest cryptocurrency news and analysis. So sit back, relax, and let's get started. And remember, none of this is financial advice. And it's 10pm Pacific on Sunday, September 17th, 2023. Welcome back to the Crypto Overnighter, where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas, and no BS. But we do have the news, so let's talk about that. Tonight we're diving into North Korea's cozy relationship with Russian crypto exchanges. Are they laundering money, or is it something far more sinister? We'll also look at India's ambitious plans to cut the dollar out of its trade equation. What does this mean for the future of fiat, and how might it impact the crypto landscape? Then we'll discuss the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's stern warning to crypto firms misusing the term bank. And don't think we're ignoring the bankruptcy saga of FTX and their reopened claims portal. Last but not least, some big names weigh in on the future of fiat and crypto. Fasten your seatbelts, it's gonna be a ride. Hacking groups linked to North Korea are increasingly using Russian exchanges to launder stolen cryptocurrency. Chainalysis noted this shift in strategy. The blockchain analysis firm also highlighted a recent transfer of $21 .9 million stolen from the Harmony Protocol to a Russian exchange known for illicit transactions. This move coincides with the summit between Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin. UN sanctions monitors are also noting North Korea's evolving cyber tactics aimed at funding its nuclear programs. Elliptic, another analytics firm, reported that North Korea's Lazarus Group is responsible for the theft of almost $240 million in crypto in just 104 days. The group has been linked to five major crypto hacks in the last three months, including a $54 million hack of the global cryptocurrency exchange CoinX. Chainalysis data shows that the value of stolen cryptocurrency associated with North Korean hacking groups exceeds $340 .4 million so far in 2023, compared to $1 .65 billion last year. Despite the decrease, North Korea remains a significant threat in the cybercrime landscape, accounting for 29 .7 % of the cryptocurrency stolen through hacks in 2023. The DPRK -Russia cryptolink is more than just a financial loophole. It's a geopolitical chess move. While the world focuses on sanctions and arms talks, North Korea and Russia are quietly building a financial alliance in the crypto underworld. This isn't just about money. It's about power, influence, and a shared disdain for Western sanctions. Chainalysis and Elliptic aren't just telling us about hacks. They're exposing a growing alliance that could reshape the crypto landscape. Russia's noncompliance with international efforts gives North Korea the perfect cover to continue its operations. It's a symbiotic relationship where both nations benefit at the expense of global financial security. The drop in the value of stolen assets this year could be a smokescreen. North Korea's share of crypto hacks may have decreased, but let's not forget they still account for nearly a third of all stolen crypto this year. In a world increasingly dependent on digital assets, the DPRK -Russia cryptolink is not just a financial concern, it's a security crisis. It's a glaring example of how decentralized finance can be weaponized. As long as Russia turns a blind eye, the crypto world will remain a battlefield where the DPRK can operate with impunity. We've just unraveled the shadowy links between North Korea and Russian crypto exchanges. From one geopolitical chessboard to another, let's pivot to India's audacious move to cut the U .S. dollar from its trade equations. How's that for a change in global power dynamics? But first, if you're enjoying this deep dive, hit the subscribe button.
The Axis of Evil Is Getting a Facelift and It Should Worry Us All
"A dangerous world, America. We've got to be standing back to back and not in each other's face. If you have not followed Kim Jong Un's visit to Russia, you ought to have. And they, the axis of evil is getting a facelift. Putin needs ammunition from whatever Korea makes, North Korea makes. And those two guys are about the evilest people in the world. I mean, there are other evil people in the world, but they're, they're the tie. They win the tie. And we've just got to realize, and if something drives it home, it's yesterday's attack by Ukraine on Sevastopol Navy base for the Russian Navy. Now, Sevastopol belongs to Ukraine. It was seized by Russia in 2014, when President Obama did nothing. And it's long been Russia's Black Sea port. And yesterday, Ukraine used some long -range missiles and some drones to blow up a submarine or another ship in dry dock. And it's one of Russia's diesel subs. It's a big deal. And what it ought to drive home is that we are seeing a glimpse of what the next war is going to look like. It's not going to be the invasion of Afghanistan. It's not going to be the invasion of Iraq. It's what's going on in Ukraine, which is from out of nowhere comes a missile. That's the future. And it's a very dangerous world. And the bad guys are getting worse. And the good guys cannot get it together. And Americans are divided. They'd much rather be in each other's faces than have each other's back. Very unfortunate.
Monitor Show 19:00 09-13-2023 19:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story. The story behind the global birth rate. Behind your EV batteries environmental impact. Behind sand. Yeah, sand. You get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. Customers in the US market. That's Mercedes -Benz head of North America, Dimitris Tsilakis, joining us, talking there to Matt Miller and John Ehrlichman. This is Bloomberg. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com. And the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Daybreak Asia for this Thursday, September 14th in Hong Kong. Wednesday, September 13th in New York. Coming up this hour. A Fed rate hike may be in play as core inflation in the US unexpectedly rises. Soft bank owned Arm Holdings is said to be pricing its IPO at the top end of its marketed range. And China raises concerns about security problems with Apple's iPhone. UAW sets auto industry deadline for potential strike. McCarthy says he would use subpoena power in Biden impeachment inquiry. Kim and Putin meet. I'm Ed Baxter with Global News. A Senate subcommittee subpoenas Saudi Arabia about their golf deal. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have that story and more coming up in Bloomberg Sports. We're less than.
Monitor Show 14:00 09-08-2023 14:00
"I honestly don't know what the, you know, why the response was that they need a place presence on a elementary school grounds, but as far as, you know, for recess, but it just shows you how extreme our politics has gotten, and we need to take the temperature down in so many respects, this being one of them. Cool it down, bring the temperature down, simmer down, Maura Gillespie, many thanks to you and Jeannie Shanzano, great conversation, a great panel. I'm Joe Matthew in Washington, hour two of Sound On starts. Sound On, politics, policy and perspective from DC's top names, federal spending combined with two lakhs monetary policy has produced this 40 year high on inflation, China policy is driven basically by domestic politics, American families are finding themselves further behind the eight ball, to get anything done in this Congress, it's going to have to be done in a bipartisan way, Bloomberg Sound On with Joe Matthew and Kaylee lines on Bloomberg radio. Joe Biden arrives at the G20 with a warning. Welcome to hour two of Sound On, as the president lands in India now for the big gathering that will not include presidents, Xi or Putin, to warn of cascading crises that could impact the US and global economies. We're going to look at the goals for the administration this weekend and the possible risks facing President Biden with John Sitalides at Trilogy Advisors, a diplomacy consultant for the State Department. His insights are straight ahead. The Georgia grand jury that first investigated Donald Trump.
Hugh and Trump Discuss the Stability of Xi Jinping in Office
"Go to Xi Jinping in China. There's a story today that he was rebuked by the elders of China at their annual summer gathering. Do you believe he's in any danger of losing his dictatorship? No, I know very well he's in no danger whatsoever. The people that suggested it will probably be executed within the next 24 hours. Right, Vivek likes to say he will get Putin to leave Xi behind. What do you make of Vivek saying that? It would have never happened. I'll tell you this, Ukraine is so sad every time I turn it on. That was a war that I knew it was the apple of Putin's eye. He would have never done it if the election weren't rigged, our election. It was rigged and stolen. If that election wasn't rigged, if I were president, you would right now have millions of people living that were dead. You would have cities that would be flourishing and they'd be up and they'd be in Ukraine. Those beautiful gold, everything else that have been reduced to rubble. Like, I mean, take a look at these cities. It was like demolition crews just went through. There's not a building standing. And then they say two people were injured. I'll tell you the biggest surprise. They tell you how many people were killed because the numbers are staggering. So, but when Vivek says he can talk Putin out of this and break the alliance between Putin and Xi, what does Donald Trump think about that? Well, I can do that very easily. And I did that for four years. They were not close with me. And I was close to both of them. And then when COVID came in, I said, that's a ship too far as far as Xi is concerned.
Monitor Show 19:00 08-29-2023 19:00
"More with Walmart. We expanded our hours and we'll be able to reach a lot more of the Dallas -Fort Worth area. All right, that was, of course, the wing CE, chief financial officer. This is, of course, Alphabet's wing unit. Shannon Nash, chief financial officer of Alphabet, wing unit there, speaking to our very own Caroline Hyde and Ed Lullo. The next hour of Bloomberg Daybreak Asia continues right after this. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Daybreak Asia for this Wednesday, August 30th in Hong Kong, Tuesday, August 29th in New York. Coming up this hour, bets on a US rate hike are being scaled back after disappointing economic numbers. A court ruling paves the way for the first Bitcoin ETF, and China's largest banks are preparing to cut interest rates on existing mortgages and deposits to help shore up the economy. Vladimir Putin will be heading to China. Hurricane Idalia continues to strengthen in the Gulf before hitting Florida tomorrow. The 10 drugs the government will negotiate prices for have now been named. While in sports, round one of the US Open continues in New York. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have news and sports coming up. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington DC, Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119, and around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business Act. Could be a risk on day for markets in the APAC. It's a little past eight in the morning in Tokyo. We'll have trading in Japanese stocks in about an hour from now. We'll also get the action underway in less than 60 minutes.
Monitor Show 18:00 08-29-2023 18:00
"The over concentration in a country like taiwan for example makes me wonder what's going on behind the scenes in life boardrooms and companies around the world like how much they're doing and doing it quietly yeah but it's hard i mean how are they thinking about india now how are they thinking about india now it's a big market that's how they're thinking about it. We talked about it with the EV story uh... sounds like you're going to have a lot to talk about. Doug, thank you. Appreciate it. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Daybreak Asia for this Wednesday August 30th in Hong Kong Tuesday August 29th in New York. Coming up today, disappointing economic numbers reduce bets on a U .S. rate hike. A U .S. court ruling paves the way for the first Bitcoin ETF. China's largest banks prepare to cut interest rates on existing mortgages and deposits to help shore up the economy. Vladimir Putin will be heading to China. Hurricane Idalia continues to strengthen in the Gulf before hitting Florida tomorrow. The ten drugs the government will negotiate prices for have now been named. While in sports, round one of the U .S. Open continues in New York. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have news and sports coming up. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington D .C., Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119, and around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business Act. It's the Wednesday edition of a Daybreak Asia and if you're joining from the Asia Pacific good morning here in New York. It's a minute past 6 p .m. on Wall Street. I'm Doug Krisner at the Bloomberg Interactive Broker Studio.
Monitor Show 15:00 08-24-2023 15:00
"In Russia, and you would think Vladimir Putin might be a bit mum on that, but we also heard from the Pentagon that the Wagner group, which of course was what Prigozhin led, is no longer a force in the fighting in Ukraine. Almost exactly two months to the day after he tried what was a failed mutiny against Vladimir Putin. Remarkable times we're living in, that's why we do this every day here on Bloomberg. I'm Joe Matthew with Caley Lines. Bloomberg Business Week starts right now. Carol and Masser Tim Stenebeck on Bloomberg Radio. Good afternoon everybody, live from the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studio on YouTube and Bloomberg Originals. It is Friday's Eve, can't come soon enough, oh actually it's your Friday, isn't it? It's my Friday this week, yeah, sorry, but it's okay, next week I'll have a real Friday Carol. Alright, you will. Don't you worry. Yes you will. We're going to have to be doing some cool things next week, next Thursday and Friday. Yeah, we'll be at the US Open. I cannot wait. That is a fun one. It is a fun one and it's a good feel about just lots of stuff, obviously tennis, but you'll just get a feel of what's going on with a kind of high -end consumer individual Yeah, I mean, you know, I'd say it's definitely high -end, like the cheapest tickets we could find to like a Tuesday night match were like 130 bucks, and we're here in the nosebleeds. Not for the financial faint of heart. No. Alright, so having said that, that's next week.
Monitor Show 06:00 08-24-2023 06:00
"Legal analytics, business insights, and workflow tools at BloombergLaw .com. With guidance from our experts, you'll grasp the latest trends in the legal industry, helping you achieve better results. For the practice of law, the business of law, the future of law, visit BloombergLaw .com. Up next, we'll get the latest on Nvidia's blowout earnings plus analysis of the first Republican presidential debate. It's coming up in our 6 a .m. news. This hour two of Bloomberg Daybreak starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. From the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studios, this is Bloomberg Daybreak for Thursday, August 24th. Coming up today, Nvidia surges after another earnings blowout fueled by artificial intelligence. Market attention now turns to Jackson Hole and a key speech from Jay Powell. The first Republican debate has the candidates targeting President Biden and each other. And the man who led a mutiny against Vladimir Putin is presumed dead. Rudy Giuliani surrenders to Georgia authorities and posts $150 ,000 bond and a hammer attack at Brooklyn leaves a mother and two children fighting for their lives. I'm John Tucker. Those stories straight ahead. And I'm Dan Schwartzman. The Yankees snapped their nine -game losing streak in a big way in the Bronx. I'll have that and more coming up in sports. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington, D .C., Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119 and around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business Act. Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager. And I'm Karen Moscow and NASDAQ futures are jumping this morning at 1 .1 percent or 163 points. S &P futures up four tenths.
"putin" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"And so we argue the only thing that can answer that question is closely focusing on the text of the Constitution as it was understood by those who ratified it and wrote it and so It's clear From the text of the 13th 14th and 15th amendments which were added right after the Civil War It's clear from the original understanding of the people who wrote those amendments that they wanted to end Segregation based on race that they wanted to end the ability the government to treat people differently because of their skin color That's what Civil War was all about. That was what ending slavery was all about. I Gay marriage where there's no text in the Constitution that directly addresses those issues there are vague phrases like due process and equal protection and It's those kind of clauses where the Warren Court and then the courts the justices after that So I drove a whole truck through to engineer a kind of their vision of the future of society Just because there were five votes out of nine on the Supreme Court and to toss aside the considered views of the majority of American people So I think actually even in the area of race as you said That is when it comes to racism today who wants to use race more Because Brown was a success. I think the left went too far and then they started to think well we can also engineer a Racial utopia, so we're going to allow the use of racing College of missions and we're going to use now the idea of diversity to allow Social engineering my hope is this week the Supreme Court will start to put an end to that the Supreme Court allowed it Case called Bakke which allowed colleges universities to use race and has kept Putting pushing aside efforts to get the court to overrule Bakke, but as you know this week I think the Supreme Court hopefully will announce that Harvard and the University of North Carolina Have been violating the Constitution by using race and emissions and that might start to end I hope this Racial diversity business where people are being treated differently today by the left because of their skin color You professor of law at Berkeley and Tell you These these are the series is magnificent You're really honored if you're asked to be an author and the politically incorrect guide series This one is to the Supreme Court it comes out tomorrow that is up at Dennis Prager calm So this is again the politically incorrect out of the Supreme Court That decision Roe v. Wade was seven to two So are you aware? I'm I suspect you are but if you're not you'll get a kick out of this apparently Dwight Eisenhower said that Putting Warren on the court was the worst decision he had made Yes You know, there was always this talk there was a we could talk a little bit about this in the book There was allegedly a secret deal That Dwight Eisenhower in order to get Earl Warren was very popular governor of California So allegedly there's no real proof of this but allegedly Dwight Eisenhower Might have offered Warren an appointment to the Supreme Court in order to get warned to drop out and not run against Eisenhower for the Republican believe that Warren was Republican to get war not to run against him for the presidential nomination Holy crow, I can't believe it Well, that doesn't speak well for Eisenhower To put a guy on the Supreme Court, so it's not to run against them, but I will leave that in the realm of the Donald Trump may be offering Ron DeSantis a new job..
"putin" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"I I never never really expected this to to happen It's gone viral that The woman in charge of the center at Arizona State University Invited Charlie Kirk and me Among others to appear at a health wealth and happiness seminar And Atkinson whom I had on the show last week, so she she wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal and that started the The process here 39 of the 47 professors of this particular college opposed My coming and Charlie Kirk coming I am going to do something with you Which I'm thinking of writing up and I'm Gonna go public with this It doesn't bother me that professors say I'm a hate monger, I'm a hater not hate monger hater It doesn't bother me because I expect so little from the left -wing professors They they lie because they're left -wing The truth is not a left -wing value. I will document for you What they're the charges are they all wrote an open letter Protesting the fact that Charlie and I were appearing so I for example They use the example that I said That it's a shame we can't use the n -word like I believe it's a good idea to use the n -word So they got a link from media matters media matters Is like the the 39 professors it's a lying organization What it does is take people's comments completely out of context distorts them And then the left uses those like the professor's the professor's never read one column. I wrote The every quote they cited that I saw was from media matters Which monitors all of my shows? Which by the way, I think about on occasion How does somebody watch this or listen to this on a deadly basis and still be proud to be a leftist? It shows you how weak the conscience is Another topic that I have talked about a number of times You at media matters you contribute to the the deterioration of the greatest country ever made All you do is bad That you delude yourself into doing good Makes you part of the very very large cohort of human beings Who have done evil and thought they were doing good You were in a long line of people from the communists to the fascists to media matters and the rest of the left But it does give you employment and it does enable you to sleep well at night so that was an example of Of I remember that actually So.
"putin" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"Things thrive in ultimate issues our these things emanate from cockamamie ideas I was reading to you about the Mayo Clinic one of the most prestigious Medical institutions in the country, but it has been taken over by the left and therefore It is it is a troubling place. They are actually they have dismissed suspended to be precise without pay a doctor who said that Men have a biological advantage over women in sports an anesthesiologist there What he said was Testosterone is the 800 pound gorilla that gives male an advantage over females starting in the womb but especially after poverty The metaphor remember when I first read this I didn't know what the hell they were talking about what metaphor 800 pound gorilla Offended Rochester pride chairperson you have to understand they're so little That is problematic There are so little that is problematic In what is being said in how gays are treated that The pride people like in fact the NAACP and the left generally they make up Reasons to be offended That's why they're called Microaggressions because there are so few real aggressions against blacks in America. They must make up microaggressions if you say that That the only race is the human race that is considered racist will return This story that I am reading to you about the Mayo Clinic is Very scary the deterioration of the Mayo Clinic one of the most prestigious medical institutions But I had said I was worried about the direction of the Mayo Clinic toward propaganda when it writes on its website Do you want to check if it still does? Mayo Clinic is cigar smoking dangerous and They say it's it's no different from cigarettes. That's a lie, my friends So I want you to know I'm saying that the Mayo Clinic lied If I don't know if it still has it on their on their website when it says it says dangerous as cigarettes How could it be as dangerous? They know it's not you don't inhale cigars So, how could it be as dangerous But they believe you're allowed to lie for what they perceive as the greater good But so that that's now this is this is truly this is actually incredible one of its doctors said that The 800 -pound gorilla on the issue of the transgender that's the term he used is that men have testosterone and It's the big issue gives them massive advantages and so on and They are attacking him for using the term 800 -pound gorilla the metaphor offended Rochester, Minnesota pride chairperson Jennifer winter You are intentionally were you intentionally trying to be transphobic? By invoking imagery of a giant gorilla when talking about trans women in sports These people are vile Yeah, just vile Anyway, well, I'll keep I'll keep you informed on that particular issue It's So there's it's really gone viral..
"putin" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"Four hundred forty million dollars for the masher from the National Institutes of Health Okay, I just thought I would note that in as a preface as the article does to the following The Rochester Minnesota -based Nonprofit academic Medical Center's concern is about a professor of anesthesiology Who studies exercise physiology and whose research lab has been quote? continuously funded by the NIH since 1993 Its College of Medicine and Science gave the professor Michael Joyner a one -week unpaid suspension Pre -entitling denied him future salary increases for talking to the media About a disfavored kovat 19 treatment and the inherent athletic advantage of males over females regardless of cross -sex hormones According to its March 5th disciplinary letter get that So he was let's see he's suspended without pay and He might be denied future salary increases for talking to the media About two things a disfavored kovat 19 treatment and saying that men Biological men have built -in advantages over women in sports Do you understand that it's the Mayo Clinic? Well just for the record For years, I have been telling you that the Mayo Clinic Has said that cigar smoking is as is as dangerous as cigarette smoking. It's from their website People used to call my show Well, they still do on occasion and say, you know Dennis I agree with you 99 % of the time And I used to try to guess the 1 % With which they disagreed and my first guess would always be Secondhand smoke and about half of the time. I was right From the beginning. I said that they were lying to us that 50 ,000 Americans died every year from secondhand smoke I think it's as big a lie as the effectiveness of school shutdowns and the like The the sciences are not dedicated to truth They're dedicated to to following their philosophy and their philosophy is that smoking is bad and Smoking is bad, especially if you smoke cigarettes but not necessarily if you smoke cigars or pipes and Not necessarily if you vape and not necessarily for secondhand smoke Which may be bad for some people in which case the smoker shouldn't smoke in front of them But for most people it is a non -issue Except aesthetically cigarette smoke stinks. I fully agree with that but that's not the same as saying 50 ,000 people die in other words, I Saw in that when a scientific body is prepared to lie for it in this for the sake of doctrine Then It will lie on bigger and bigger things than cigars inherent or alleged danger and So indeed if they have really suspended a doctor at Mayo Mayo for saying That men have an inherent biological disadvantage over women Then it is clear Mayo is no longer run by people devoted to science But they are devoted to being cowards and giving in to the woke especially probably among their young female employees Joyner will be fired if he does not quote discuss approved topics only and Stick to prescribed messaging. This is their language and eliminate use of idiomatic language Whoa, what is idiomatic language, you know that Has earned the organization's brand and reputation that has harmed it I Told you I didn't even you see I just got this I knew the gist of the column, but I didn't know the details and I was right. It's cowardice We don't want a bad name So you have to you have to tow the line doctor Do you understand the idea that doctors towing the line? Could be one of the most anti progress ideas in the history of science Galileo had to tow the line. What is the difference between Mayo and dr. Joyner and the church and Galileo? I'd like to know the difference. I would a wide range of academic Freedom groups have warned the private institution that it's violating its own academic freedom promises endangering the Mayo Clinic's reputation UK's Daily.
"putin" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"Again The banner on my website or send an email to Prager listeners at coastline travel .com Hi everybody There's so much there is so much to talk about including all the LGBT parades I'll talk about the course of the show I Some of them won't see what did I see Seattle Chicago, New York or Have a group of men naked Bicycling naked in front of little children any parent who took their little child there Deserved to have their child seen naked men. I I tell you I It Admit it has been a difficult emotional rollercoaster for me To realize how many fools there are in my beloved America Including and especially parents Doing spectacularly awful things to their children That's where you want to take your child Seeing naked men and worse than that as I will I will play for you later an audio about People chanting I think is the New York parade. Yeah. We're here to take your children. Was that what it is? Yeah, you know We're queer we're here and What's the rest we're queer we're here We're here to take your children The only thing I can say is it's honest What does it mean take your children we would like your children To be one of us in some way either L or G or B or T or Q or I? Or a or 2s. That's the new one to spirit Anyway, I'll get to that as I will much else The Mayo Clinic, I didn't know this. This is reported today in Just the news which is a good good site The Mayo Clinic receives.
"putin" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"Allow me one more You probably get a few more today Pretty much every segment, but I have an observation on this The ability of a handful of people to do staggering harm is one of the built -in tragedies of life If Putin were a decent human being he could have done so much good for Russia He's animated by Russia being great But there's a very big problem with his definition of great Great means big and powerful government a Powerful government It doesn't mean morally great That is not his aim for his country this country the United States was founded to be a shining light a beacon on a hill and To with all its bad Occurrences because it's composed of humans who are not basically good as all humans are not basically good There is no single more on more moronic idea than the human nature is basically good It is that it is the number one idiocy from which flows vast amount of evil Because if you don't acknowledge The nature of the human you can't make a good human and the people who believe people are basically good tend not to make good humans They tend to make big government because they trust people so much We Were found it to be morally great And then the left began to Shatter every dream upon which America was founded We were founded to be a beacon of light of liberty to the world We were a beacon of both that is why so many people on earth wanted to move to America more than to any other country That is why only a few years ago. They marched in Hong Kong with American flags and no other foreign flag America represented for all of our history until the left took over until now. It does not it represented freedom I wrote a very depressing piece in my column from Europe two weeks ago about how much in some ways more comfortable I felt in Europe An idea that I never imagined I would ever write my I don't know 20 trips to Europe I mean, I don't know some very large number I studied in Europe for a year This was the beacon of light And now we arrest the head of the opposition and the New York Times and the leading prestigious left -wing media like it defend this Every every government Whose press shilled for it? Defended the government arresting opposition leaders That's nothing new what is new is that it happened in the United States of America When America becomes less.
"putin" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"Dennis Prager here. Thanks for listening to the daily Dennis Prager podcast to hear the entire three hours of my radio show Commercial free every single day become a member of Prager topia You'll also get access to 15 years worth of archives as well as the daily show prep subscribe at Prager topia calm you everybody Hello and a good Monday to you and for approximately Thousandth time I hope you have a good weekend Not everybody does I do I'm very lucky. I pretty much walked around life thinking The opposite of the question, you know when tragedy occurs to people they go why me that's how I feel about all the good I have why me? People never ask that when good things happen. They only ask that when bad things happen and that's a subject for an ultimate issues hour or even a happiness hour they're very related ultimate issues and happiness Only God knows what will finally transpire in Russia There was a full -fledged revolt. The problem is that the people revolting against Putin are as evil as Putin It's hard to say more evil though the amount of sadism involved in This Wagner or Wagner group is noted much of these mercenaries and they do fight around the world much of them and the case of Ukraine were simply prisoners who were allowed out and to give you an idea of the moral level of at least some Significant part of Russia, certainly not every Russian these people were let out of prison and Told that if they survive was it six months, I think then they are released from prison However, a vast number of them get killed So that's your offer chances are you'll die and very possibly get of course terribly injured and You get out of prison and if you leave if you try to Leave before your six months. You'll be killed by the Russians. Did you know that that was the deal? So Among other things the the cruelest the Nazis did that they they let prisoners out Some of them were the ones who manned the death camps and they were known for their sadism As a rule prisons are not filled with good people There are there are good and even innocent people in prison but as a rule What is it that Alan Dershowitz said many years ago before he became controversial for defending a Republican president? And he who we didn't even vote for Said the fact is that was it 99 % or some extraordinarily high percent of the people we defend he's a criminal defense attorney or on occasion and 99 % of them are in fact guilty, but we have to give them a defense anyway, which everybody agrees to This is a However, it certainly shows the weakness of Putin Who gave an address to his people and compared this to the post? 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and the horrific civil war that took place in Russia and The reason for that is to appeal to the patriotism of the people he of course is the innocent regime Being attacked by people who want to undo The Russian Revolution or the Putin revolution as you will It is hard to know if he has done anything good for Russia while in power Since I am prone to observations about life..
"putin" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Quote we are not at war with the people of Ukraine. The people of Ukraine themselves are a hostage of the key regime. And its western masters who actually occupy the country in a political military and economic sense. So what he's saying is that the Ukrainian democracy is not a real democracy. It's a propped up democracy, by the way, it does suppress as sometimes happens in wartime. All kinds of suppresses the opposition, heavy regulation, heavy censorship going on in Ukraine, all of this is not reported, at least not reported widely in the western media. Then he goes on to say this. He talks about people in the west, western elites quote do not stop attacks on our culture. On the Russian Orthodox Church and other traditional religious organizations of our country. And then comes, I think, the key passage. Look at what they are doing to their own peoples, the destruction of the family, cultural and national identity, perversion, abuse of children, up to even pedophilia, which is declared the norm. The norm of their life and clergy, priests are forced to bless same sex marriages, and then Putin goes, well, God bless them, let them do what they want. What do you want to say here? Adults have the right to live as they want. We have treated this in Russia. We will always treat it this way. No one intrudes into private life. We're not going to do it. But I want to tell them, look, excuse me, the sacred scriptures, the main books of all the other world, religions, everything is said there, including that the family is the union of a man and a woman, but these sacred texts are now being attacked. The Anglican church, for example, has been reported to be planning, planning, though only just yet to explore the idea of a gender neutral God. What can you say? God forgive me. They don't know what they are doing. Millions of people in the west understand they are being led into a spiritual catastrophe. The elites frankly are just going crazy and it seems there is no cure. But these are their problems, as I said, and we are obliged to protect our children and we will do it. We will protect our children from degradation and degeneration. Well, touche right on, no disagreement whatsoever with what Putin just said. Old inertia playing into the hands of Putin. Who cares? We're assessing something as to whether it is true or whether it is false. Admittedly, bad guys can use true things in order to make their case as a form of propaganda, so to speak, but that doesn't make them less true. In fact, it makes the propaganda more believable. Why? Because it is ultimately built on a foundation of what I would have to call regrettable truth. Debbie and I are sleeping on our,
"putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Music and do it right. Yep. The full pomp and circumstance. As he addressed a nation at war. It actually made some news to our benefit here, halting the new start treaty, pull basically suspending Russia's involvement in the start nuclear treaty here with the U.S., which is in itself a very dangerous development. And while he was at it, Vladimir Putin reminded the world that it's America's fault that Ukraine is at war. Listen. Responsibility for fomenting the Ukrainian conflict for its escalation and for the increasing number of victims lies entirely with western elites. And of course, the current regime in key for which the Ukrainian people are essentially strangers. Okay, Kurt Volker, how much more dangerous is the world today now that Russia is not observing the treaty? Well, it's not. And we have to draw a distinction between what Putin says and what he means and why he's saying it. So Putin was not implementing fully the new star treaty as it is. They had already suspended inspections under that treaty. So we were not able to do the most important thing that we can do, which is go and make sure they're adhering to the limits. So the treaty was already in that situation. He's just now saying it publicly. Why is he saying it publicly? I think he's trying to get inside the heads of people in the Biden administration who are committed to nuclear arms control to make them worried that our support for Ukraine is damaging nuclear arms control. So that they would therefore mitigate against aid to Ukraine. But clearly what we heard from the president is he's not buying it. That he is committed to supporting Ukraine. And Putin going out of the street isn't going to change that. The other thing that we have to remember and we have to remember this ourselves is that it's not the treaty that keeps us safe. It's deterrence that keeps us safe. So we need to rely on making sure that we have a capable nuclear capability response capability so that Russia is never tempted actually to use a nuclear weapon against us. Well, to that end, listen to the Secretary of State Anthony blinken talking about this and I found his language fascinating Kurt listened to the secretary here. We'll be watching carefully
"putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Work done in the economy? Well, first, I think Xi Jinping to me is a reminder of that age old saying. Power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely. So after a decade in power, Xi Jinping has absolute power. So by the way, just Vladimir Putin and we've seen where that has led him. So here he now is sitting with absolute power. And he has been corrupted by it. Unfortunately, I think his country has been corrupted by it. And it's clear to your point. Yes, he is pursuing an ideology that is first and foremost about him staying in power. Second, it is about extending and bolstering all of the mechanisms that keep him in power. And maybe he'll get around to the economy. So I think it says we all ought to be counting on the Chinese economy continuing to falter for some time now. Because there seems to be no interest in rethinking zero COVID policy. There seems to be no interest in rethinking his bellicose behavior towards the rest of the world. All those things are going to continue to impinge on the Chinese economy. Just briefly here at the end, one has to wonder whether his power depends in part upon the prosperity he brings his people. And in fact, the economy doesn't grow. It may affect its power as well. Yes, absolutely. Because the deal that Chinese leaders have always made with the Chinese people is we will keep lifting you out of poverty. We will keep growing your economy and in return. You will give us power and control over most aspects of your life. And so you're correct as the economy, although his economic track record in the last decade has been stellar in many ways. Now he is facing a more difficult environment. However, sadly, I must say. I think that's a long time coming. I've always believed
"putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The message sent to Putin himself, how does all of this play into what seems to be the overall international attempt from the west to show Vladimir Putin that there's nothing to win in this invasion of Ukraine. How pivotal would this G 20 summit be in sending that message? Again, if Putin only he will get a meeting with the Indians because for good reason, the Indians have an existential struggle with China. Their arms merchant is Putin, so they need him. They're also much in debt to Putin's oil deliveries because India doesn't have much. So check that check Indonesia. A couple of other third world countries will meet with gluten. The crucial thing is that nobody as part of the American alliance system. That's Japan. That's Korea. That's the European states, has anything to do with Putin. That's enough. That's 60% of global GDP. That's most of the military muscle in the world. If they isolate Putin and make it clear that he is not dishonor grata in these meetings or with them, that'll send the message we need to send. Now, Ukrainian president Vladimir zelensky was asked to come, he was invited. That was in the news a while back. Would it stand to reason that he would come to this or how does the presence of Putin play into that? He absolutely sure. It is a distinct honor. To invite zelensky and what the indonesians, however, was behind this is doing is saying, look, we realize this is a very crucial moment in international relations. Russia, too big to ignore, but no real friend has violated all international norms. How do we signal that without burning our bridges to Putin answer? We invite zelensky. Boy, he's going to hate that. Are there then security concerns? I'm thinking of way back a few years ago when president Putin met with an American, one of the American presidents and blanking gave him a soccer ball, they had to search the soccer ball for threats. If they're both around each other Putin and zelensky, how do the logistics get managed of security at this? I've been inside the Secret Service bubble a lot with president Trump in less so with several other presidents, I have no doubt that there will be on their guide about anything from Putin. And secondly, the last thing Putin wants is to try to pull any stunts with President Biden. Is the Russian invasion of Ukraine stepping back a bit? Is the invasion a failure of the G 20 and other aspects of the international order? What does all of this say about the successes or failures of the G 20? That's the second great question. The G 20 is, as I said, a bit of a fast. The G 7, which used to be the G 8 with Russia. It is a lot more real things. The G 20 is simply a talk shop. Of all the important countries, but they can't agree on anything. But there is an international order. And it's been functioning more or less since the late 1940s as an answer to world wars one and two. And it has survived many things, including the Cold War. It is under direct threat by Putin and Ukraine. It's not just collective security. It's the entire trade system. It's finances. It's everything that makes the world go around and move 60 million barrels of oil a day all over the world sees. This is crucial, Putin has challenged it and therefore we have to stand together link arms and make sure that he doesn't gain out of this. With that in mind briefly, what do you think China has learned from the international response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine? That we are much more united in America, a much more effective leader than China had imagined. And that invading even a small country can lead to unanticipated very, very bad consequences. I think we're all safer today beginning with the Taiwanese than before Russia invaded Ukraine. Ambassador Jeffrey, thank you so much for joining us great insights by ambassador James Jeffrey served as an ambassador to Iraq, turkey, Albanian, a number of roles and is at the Wilson center. Now, we'll assemble the panel are all star panel of Bloomberg politics contributors Rick Davis and Jeannie shino coming up. We've got to talk about Liz Cheney and Mike
"putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Very very important that we do not get into we do not get lulled Because of the incredible errorism of the Ukrainians in pushing the Russians back from the gates of Kyiv Because of their amazing valor of president zelensky we should not believe that this problem has gone away on the contrary I'm afraid that Putin at great cost to himself and to Russian military is continuing to choose through ground in Donbass He's continuing to make gradual slow but I'm afraid palpable progress And that thought it is absolutely vital that we continue to support the Ukrainians military And indeed I think that what they need now is the type of rocketry a multiple launch rocket system that will enable them to defend themselves against these very brutal Russian artillery That's where the world needs to needs to go there Okay final question and this is about president zelensky Yes You've stood shoulder to shoulder with him but there's certain calls around Europe perhaps from France from Germany to maybe settled with Putin try and try and I would say to any such proponent of a deal with Putin How can you deal How can you deal with a crocodile when it's in the middle of eating your left leg What's.
"putin" Discussed on The Way (Audio Podcast)
"Well, and that is, and that is the whole thing of we as Christians, we try to use that. And I've seen non Christians use that too. It even Christians that, you know, they do something wrong and they're like, oh, don't judge lest you be judged, and we'll pull out the scriptures as a weapon against one another and to justify and to try to acquit ourselves of the evil that's in our heart. And in that sense, we're almost no different than Putin when but at the same time, it's like we all know what he's doing. In Ukraine is evil and he's really trying to really make heroes out of his army in a way by using scripture and that's just so it's so laughable to anybody who knows the heart of God and knows the scriptures and we need to be careful that we're not our own little Putin's by pulling out scripture to justify the wrongs we might do where the evil we might have in our heart and scripture is very clear that God has never respected her persons. That's right. And sin is sin, no matter who you are. And heaven and hell will be filled with people who made their own past and chose their own way, but either by the grace of God one way or by rejecting his grace and the other way. But there will be there will be kings and peasants in both places who have made their way there of their own free will. And this is one of those examples where you have to be humble about this kind of thing. Just because you are poor doesn't mean you get off and just because you're rich doesn't mean that you have special latitude. God has no favorites and he judges perfectly and very cautious. But the word of God is a double edged sword. But it was never meant to be self gratifying. It was never meant to be used in a way that gratifies us or leverages us against another. It was very meant for that and it never works that way. And if you use it that way, I guarantee you a Holy Spirit is going to give you a whopper. Absolutely. And you just mentioned something very interesting is that there's going to be a lot of people in hell that know the scriptures..
"putin" Discussed on The Way (Audio Podcast)
"I don't know if you saw here, but there was a rally in Russia where Vladimir Putin pulled like the oldest stunt in the book here recently. He had a big rally. We had, you know, they're saying about 95,000 people in the stadium a 100,000 outside now. A lot of the actual national news station there says that all that was just a big rally, but there's a lot of sources that are stating there. A lot of people that were made to show up. But I just kind of laughed. When I read the article here because Vladimir he actually ends up quoting John chapter 1513 where he says, you know, I remember the words from the Bible that there's no other love than if someone gives their soul for their friends and he's actually bragging about his soldiers being brothers and protecting one another with their lives in Ukraine almost like it's some sort of a biblical virtue or value and it's just really kind of interesting because,.
"putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Leaders like president Joe Biden have characterized the actions of Russian president Vladimir Putin as criminal Putin is inflicting appalling appalling devastation and horror on Ukraine Bombing apartment buildings maternity wards hospitals But Biden did not use the words war criminal to describe Putin until last Wednesday talking to reporters after a White House event At first The White House tried to walk back those words but then Secretary of State Antony Blinken doubled down Yesterday President Biden said that in his opinion war crimes have been committed in Ukraine Personally I agree Joining me is Kate mcintosh executive director of the promise institute for human rights at UCLA law school She's held many roles in international criminal tribunals The term war crimes is often used colloquially What does it mean legally speaking The legally a war crime is a serious violation of the laws of war So a serious violation of the rules that are set out in the Geneva conventions for example about how war should be fought and not every violation of those rules is a war crime It has to be a serious violation War criminal is a loaded label When President Biden first said it there was immediate backtracking by The White House It seems like now they're coming around to that label for Vladimir Putin How many people have actually been convicted of being a war criminal Well hundreds hundreds have been convicted of being a war criminal I mean as you can imagine the rules are violated during non conflict And as I said when that's really serious when we're talking about things like direct targeting is civilians That is a war crime and there have happily been quite a few prosecutions specifically around some recent conflicts in the 1990s for example So apart from the prosecutions after World War II the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals which was really when we saw the first major wave of prosecutions for war crimes It was in the 1990s with the tribunals that were set up to deal with the war in the former Yugoslavia and with the war and genocide in Rwanda that started to prosecute these international crimes And so since then we've actually seen hundreds of people will be prosecuted for these What has to be proven broadly to prosecute someone like Vladimir Putin Do you have to show that his actions were intentional What has to be shown And I think that is the reason for this slight hesitancy in declaring that he is a war criminal before any proper investigation has taken place and just based on reports of what we've seen occurring actually on the ground because intentionally directing military attacks against a civilian population or civilian targets like hospitals or the art school that we saw recently or a museum That would be a war crime But the fact that these targets are hit during a conflict does not necessarily mean they were intentionally targeted So it would be possible in frankly this seems unlikely in the kind of situation we're seeing reported in Ukraine It would be possible for a legitimate target to be targeted over there to be incidental or what we often hear of referred to as collateral damage which actually wouldn't be a war crime as long as it wasn't completely out of whack Completely disproportionate So I think that's the hesitancy So in order to find Vladimir Putin or anybody else guilty of a war crime it would have to be established that they intended directed or gave orders to the effect that something like civilians should be targeted hospitals should be targeted And Mario pole actually is another example because besieging a city or trying to inflict starvation on a civilian population is another war crime So where that can be tied back to specific orders and directions then a war crime is proved That sounds like you would need someone on the inside who Putin is giving orders to or who overheard what Putin was saying It could come down to that It could come down to that I mean I worked at the Yugoslavia wartime crime and also the Rwanda tribunal So I've seen these cases and in some cases it did rely on intercepts or inside a witnesses to establish a chain of command But the threshold is not necessarily that high There's also legally a possibility that intention can be inferred right If it's so obvious for the situation that there's no way anything else any other intention could be inferred than that that instruction had been given So for example if there is an attack on a hospital and there's nothing in the vicinity that could be a legitimate military objective there's no allegation that the hospital was being used as some kind of military headquarters then we can infer that there was a deliberate intention to attack that hospital Coming up next on the Bloomberg law show I'll continue this conversation with Kate mcintosh Executive director of the promise institute for human rights at UCLA law school We'll talk about how.
"putin" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Putin said that the greatest tragedy of the 20th century one of the greatest tragedies, the 20th century was the collapse of the Soviet Union, which he would like to see reconstituted to the extent that that's possible and he's looking to expand the empire, the Russian empire under Obama. Invaded Crimea and and, you know, Ukraine and issues and and all this stuff, And now that that didn't happen when Trump was in the White House because America was strong for a brief period of time, and now Biden the feckless, hapless Numbskull is in the White House and the Chinese air taking advantage. The Russians were taken vanish. They're saddling up with Iran again. They're against Israel again. They're saddling up with Hamas, Joe Biden. So I'm not dealing with Moss. I'm dealing with the Palestinian Authority, The P A. And Mahmoud Abbas, you know, West Bank rather than Gaza. Okay, that's fine. But that good cop bad cop No, that's and is. Well, we're going to go with good cup. You really can't separate the two Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. But Biden is Aziz, You know, not a very bright man. The news media will go along with all this. And with that, Jeff, let's get to some of the stuff that we're watching. Rich. Thank you very much for the call. I appreciate it, Um And, uh, let's go to some of the stuff that's going on in the United States. Now they're They're just some of the headlines from yesterday for, for example, um, pro Israel and pro Palestinian protesters Clash in New York City one burned by fireworks thrown from car One Jewish person burned. Fireworks. They're throwing explosive devices at Jews on the streets of New York while wearing Arab headdresses and waving Palestinian flags. See the protests in Washington, D. C. You see them in New York. You see them in Los Angeles and plenty of violence in all three places. Um Pro Israel and pro Palestinian protesters clashed in New York City on Thursday, Even as Israel and Hamas militants agreed to a cease fire. One video shows a device exploding after being thrown at a crowd of people in a midtown Manhattan sidewalk. The New York Police Department told Fox News that two commercial fireworks commercials fireworks are maybe an ash can eyes to do a lot of things that exploded when I was a job, and an M 80 is an eighth of a stick of dynamite and ash can is a quarter stick of dynamite. And these were big if to the extent that their fireworks there big commercial fireworks thrown at people from a car, One person suffered burns burn injuries injured by Burns. NYPD s arson investigation squad was probing the incident. Other videos posted by independent journalist Leroy Johnson. Show multiple fights breaking out in the middle of Times Square as police tried to dispel the scuffles. Strange use of the word dispel on the police there in the middle of it, Of course on, I don't know. I don't know where the police find it within themselves. I I just think that I might stand back and let a lot of stuff going on. But maybe I wouldn't. Maybe I'd maybe I'd be a better person like the police are out there. So let's go to this. Let's go to the New York Audio because this is really you know, this was on our streets now. New York City Jewish residents attacked by pro Palestinian protesters Speak out on viral video quote. They wanted blood is the headline on again. This is Fox News again because The New York Times The Washington Post aren't covering the story. To New York City residents are speaking out after being attacked by a pro Palestinian mob outside a local big bagel shop in a brawl that was caught on camera Amit Skornick and sneer. Diane served together a few years ago in the Israeli defense forces, but didn't expect to find themselves battling pro Palestinian aggressors. Outside a well known Upper East Side Manhattan bagel shop on their way to lunch. Uh, I had just gotten home from a two month road trip, said Amit on, I'm on. Amit came to visit me. We both know Each other from the military service, and we decided we're going to go eat something, Dylan told Fox News on Thursday. Dion is his name, and he recalled seeing a bunch of pro Palestinian protesters outside decided to attach a small Israeli flag he had to his apartment in his apartment to his motorcycle. As a quiet form of protest, he says. I just took it and I tied it to my motorcycle is my way of quietly protesting as we drove. When we got to our destination. I parked the bike and I understood that I left the flag on my motorcycle. There's a very good chance that I'd return and have no motorcycle, he said Beyond who owns a private security company based in New York, removed the flag and walked away. With Skornick. Toward ESA Bagel s a bagel on bond. They saw pro Palestinian protest with close to 500 demonstrators down the street. The moment we got there. They were attacking a news reporter and my friend told me. Listen, put the flag on in your helmet. Don't start anything, Dan recalled. That's exactly what I did. But when he told me this Hey, said it in Hebrew, someone with their backs to us. Heard him say it in Hebrew. He immediately looked at us and went into the crowd. I didn't put much thought to it, but around 10. Seconds later, he and another 10 people were charging toward us. I got first punched. Then we realized we're being attacked and we started to respond. The 2 27 year old men can be seen throwing punches as close to 20 demonstrators closed in them to call them demonstrators. It's a violent criminal mob of terrorists. On genocidal anti Semites attacking people because they're Jews. All right, that's going on, and he says it took 2030 seconds for the police to arrive Well, 20 or 30 seconds. But the protesters didn't really care. They push the police and went around them and tried to attack us. We responded to them by ourselves, the two of us around the whole protest, and every second more of them would join around 20 from each side. Now, let's go to let's go to this sound bite here. It is. What is it? Number six. I think number now It's number five. I apologize. Number five. This is, um Violence in New York City with violent mobs. You know whose support UH, Democrat members of the squad like receded to leave, and Elsie attacking people in New York City for being Jewish..
"putin" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"And i think this is the case they make all these charges against Trump on this and they were the ones that were very much involved in trying to rig the election and trying to stick it to trump. What's interesting about this. Assessment is that it starts out with a very assured way putin authorized and the organizations russia conducted an influence operation when you drew down a little bit into the substance of it and there's not a lot of substance there. Here's an interesting sense. That jumped out at me. Dr paul putin this is from the assessment putin and other senior russian officials were aware of and probably directed russian influence operations against twenty twenty election. That we're probably very curious. Because they started out by being very sure that he did this putin was aware of it and he probably directed it. Okay well did he or didn't he. But here's work. It's even more chilling and this is the part that literally was children. When i read it. Here's another quote russian. Russia used proxies linked to russian intelligence to push influence narratives including misleading or unsubstantiated allegations against president biden to us media organizations us officials and prominent us individuals including some close to the former president trump and his administration. I view this sentence as a declaration of war declaration of war against tucker carlson. Because he's the one that had the interview of this abobo linski who was a business partner. Who said hey i had dealings with biden's they're corrupt. This is a declaration of war against people that were in the trump administration. The question Hunter biden's activities and president binds activities. The questions the election The election process anyone who questions these and also prominent us individuals. I mean sorry. That could even be former congressman. Who have tv shows talk about problems with the election and problems with hundred i. This is the most chilling thing that i've read I think it's the misuse of the intelligence community. And targeting american citizens. And i think every american should read this and really reflect very deeply on what this means to us as so called free society and this will also be used to put more sanctions on russia. And that of course is a crime. As far as i'm concerned to do that That is an active war. People did to us what we do to them with sanctions and and blocking trade. And all these kinds of things here fearing election but no more sanctions are coming. And i think biden has said that. That's what he wants. But with this Information a restating. How bad those people are you know. Yes that's what they need or more sanctions. We don't want go to war. We don't want us any missiles over there so we'll just try to try to punish them. Otherwise which is Never works said if if if there if if there is an impact by sanctions where and we do so many of them you think of iran who who suffers the most You know the kids. It's it's the same. Problem is almost like a corona var who suffers the most one corona virus lockdown is. It's the kids the innocent kids that is the case. That is what's going on..