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"We realized, all right, let's see if we can try to take some of this knowledge that we are now gaining and put it into bite -sized forms, because that was also a great way for us to learn more, because trying to explain something in 60 seconds requires you to really know that. Hello and welcome to the Coin Stories podcast, where we get to explore the future of money, business, technology, and Bitcoin's revolutionary promise to boost economic prosperity around the world. I'm Natalie Brunell, and I'm here to learn with you. This podcast is for educational and entertainment purposes only. None of the discussions should constitute as official investment advice, and you should always do your own research. Please make sure you're subscribed to the show and hit that notifications button so you never miss out on any new episodes. This show is made possible and the content is free thanks to partnerships with companies I trust, and I'm very picky about who I choose to partner with, so I hope you take the time to listen to the ad reads throughout the show. Thanks for joining me, and if you're watching this on YouTube and want to see more videos like it, make sure to hit that like button. All right, it's time for the show. Welcome back to another episode. I'm so excited because I have two of my friends on this episode. Really excited to share Carla and Walker, better known as The Crypto Couple. Thanks so much for joining me. Thanks for having us. Thanks for having us. Okay, I want to hear a little bit about where you guys are from and how you became two of the funniest people and the most well -known in the space with your amazing videos. We kind of share similar Midwest roots and a little bit of the Eastern European flair between me and Carla. So tell me both of you a little bit about where you're from and how you grew up. So me, I was originally born in Bucharest, Romania. My dad escaped communism in 86. My mom and I came over in 93, and I grew up in Chicago, a great immigrant community in Chicago, Romanian immigrant community in Chicago is very lucky, but I always had a lot of education around money and authoritarianism just because of my background. So that definitely shaped a lot of things in my life that I didn't know they would just yet. It's definitely come into fruition now in the last three years, but yeah. Yeah, I grew up in the middle of nowhere, Wisconsin in a very small town. I think my hometown has a smaller population than the high school Carla went to. No way. Yeah, I think now it's up to about 2 ,500 people. So it's growing a little bit, but it was a very, very small town. Looking back, when you're young, it's like you can't wait to get out of your small home town. Can't wait to move into a big city and try things out, and then you get a little bit older and you get a taste of a few big cities and you start to think, man, I can't wait to get back to a small town again. It's amazing how our preferences change a little bit, but in contrast to Carla, I really did not grow up with a lot of certainly no monetary education. My parents were gracious enough to homeschool my sister and I, which was wonderful. And that was a, I'm very grateful for that experience overall, but there wasn't a lot of talk about money, financial knowledge in my household growing up. My parents did well enough to support us, but we were not by no means wealthy. We had a nice little life in a small town, but as I got older, I certainly learned a lot from Carla's dad about authoritarianism and monetary history. So I'm grateful for my American dad and my Romanian dad. Well, I can certainly relate to both of you, probably Carla a little bit more because I had the Eastern European immigrant parents as well who also grew up under communism and made sure to tell me not to trust anything that I hear, especially from the government. They were both gold bugs and all of that. So you guys met in college, right? Tell me about where you met and then your early careers before Bitcoin shifted things. So we actually, he's from Wisconsin, I'm from Chicago. Last minute, I decided to go to University of Wisconsin. Yeah, UW Madison, we met about the first, it was like the first week. Yeah, we were like 18. Yeah. So we've known each other for quite a while. A very long time. I was, I majored in industrial and systems engineering. Carla was in the journalism school, so we had journalism and business, no crossover for classes except for one site while I was still trying to chase her. People still wooed people back then. Well, she was, she said, she mentioned offhandedly that she was going to take this French class. I just wanted an easy A. Yeah. And I was like, well, you know, I could, I could parlay a little Francais. Yeah, he literally joined my French class. I was like, what are you doing? Which, which was very perfect. It worked out well, clearly, because here we sit today. But early career wise, I worked for Accenture as a, what do they call it? A digital business architect, whatever that means. Basically writing pseudocode for developers and spent about four years there before, before transitioning into a role with the family business. Where I've been working for the last 10 years. Yes. So Carla's got a little bit more time with the family business, including her entire childhood. But that was, it was nice to move out of the, the very massive corporate role at Accenture where I think there are like 350 ,000 people at that company. Like it's a small country to work in a family business where, yeah, you're, there's different types of stresses, but you feel like you're actually doing something that's more than just being a cog in a very, very, very large wheel. And like, admittedly, I, I went to grad school too for business just because like, again, realizing things now that I've gone into Bitcoin in the past, like I really was sort of in the rat race thinking that I had to get all these degrees and become this career woman. Like that was my plan for the longest time. And now here I am like about to become a mom and like doing creative stuff that I actually love. It's like a complete 180 that I literally never saw myself doing growing up. And I'm so much happier. Like it's crazy. Well, you guys are so perfect for it. Carla, did you always know that you were going to somehow end up working for the family business? And, and how did you guys come to start these creative videos that, that really have made such an important impact on the community? Because sometimes people take themselves way too seriously and you guys make it easy, but also fun to learn about Bitcoin. So if I always knew kind of, you know, when you're around a family business your whole life, I also wanted to give back because I'm very grateful for everything my parents have provided me and, you know, there's a business enabled to provide me. It's not a glamorous industry. It's like two way radio and distribution and system integration. So it's like nothing. It's very sexy. It's not sexy at all, but you know, it pays the bills. It's a job. But another part of it was my dad was always very supportive of, he always knew I was kind of a creative soul at heart. So he appreciated that I came to work for the business, but he also was very supportive when I was like, Hey, I also want to try something else on the side. So actually during the pandemic Walker and I started our own company on the side, just like to see, explore, like incubate a little startup, which we did for over a year. It's called get busy. And we were producing these hardware sensors and that was right when like the supply chain issues started. The timing could not have been worse for trying to source parts. Like we were, we needed chips and we were competing with like Sony and Nissan for chips. And actually we're still like, finally they're getting delivered in May, 2024. Like we placed these component orders like years ago. Whoa. But because we were in the startup mode, I started making content, video content again, just for the startup, which was like in the bar and nightclub industry. And I was like, Oh my gosh, I like forgot. I liked video editing. Like, you know, I'd studied some documentary filmmaking back in school and whatnot. And then once we got the news that no more manufacturing would happen for us for years, we were both like really sad and kind of depressed and on the couch. And I looked at Walker, I'm like, well, we make videos now. Like, why don't we just make a Bitcoin video? We both like, we both been on Twitter for a while. I think we both joined in like 2010 or 2011 and then discovered Bitcoin Twitter. This wonderful little sub, you know, sub vibe of Twitter. You know, probably around the start of the pandemic. 19? Well, yeah, 2019, 2020. And I'd just been lurking on there. And as you know, like we started making videos, I think May of 2021. Yeah, it was still a year. Started making crypto couple videos, May, 2021. And we had just been like, the vibes were not very great at that time. It was right after we'd blown off the first top from the initial all time high. After we like smash bought at 63. Yeah. You know, after, you know, buying like all the way up to that top and then watching it drop down to, I think it got down to like, you know, 28 at one point. And that was like in June of 2021. And the vibes were pretty harsh on Twitter at that time. And as you correctly said, people were just taking themselves so very seriously. And Carla literally looked at me and was like, you know, We had nothing to lose either. No, yeah. Like we had no audience. We had no plans. We were literally just on the couch. We were like, crypto couple has two C's like alliteration. That's fun. Let's just make a video. Ha ha. And then like it went viral, the first one on TikTok. On TikTok. So we weren't even on Twitter yet as our Bitcoin promoting personalities. This was just purely on TikTok. Like first one just took off. Before TikTok, like then later kind of shadow banned us. And now we don't use that really at all anymore. But it was your first video. It was the types of Bitcoin haters. It was like, you know, any time that's the beautiful thing about this industry is that both within it and externally, there is so much fodder for content because either people we can we can laugh at ourselves internally. There's plenty to laugh at. Oh, yeah. But there is so much more to laugh at from people not understanding it from without. Bitcoin? Yeah, I looked into it a little bit, but my managing director says it's probably going to get regulated. So hey, Jimbo, what's the score? Bitcoin is used for a lot of illicit demands, and that's what the U .S. dollar is for. Tulip mania, Ponzi scheme, bubble. I think that sums it up. To me, it's like, why do you need privacy if you have nothing to hide? We actually recommend that our high net worth clients launder their money with us to eliminate the risk of jail time. I just think we need to conserve our natural resources for more important things like YouTube or Christmas lights. Look at the price of Bitcoin, then look at the price of gold. The price of gold stays steady. In other news, Bitcoin is dead again. Back to you, Tom. And so, you know, we made it was very easy to pick like eight or 10 different people that hate Bitcoin, personify them and put it out there. And it struck a chord. And we were like, whoa, people really like this. So many people were commenting like, we need more stuff like this. So we were like, OK, like, again, no plan, no, you know, we just started accumulating costumes as we went. We had no idea that years later we'd be emceeing events or going on podcasts. Like it all just happened. I mean, if I will say anything, it's consistency. Like, yeah, we just kept producing. In the beginning, we were making over a video a day, which was a lot of work. It is crazy to think about. I mean, I can relate to that as well. I had no plans for my podcast to become my job. And I came out right around the same time as you guys. And you're but you're both so it just comes so naturally to you. I think that's why so many people love the videos. They like it's just you're so naturally funny and you guys don't take yourselves too seriously. But yet you get across these very, very important smart messages. But how did you discover Bitcoin? Did you both learn about it around the same time? Like, what's that story? It's time for a quick break to hear these messages from my partners. First up, Bitcoin Conference 2024, the world's largest Bitcoin event is coming to Nashville next year. Come join us for three full days of keynotes, panels, networking events, workshops, concerts and more. My first ever Bitcoin conference was back in 2021. And that's where I dropped my first episodes of Coin Stories. Not expecting this to become my full time job. Just hoping to meet Bitcoiners and find more guests for the show. Anything can happen here, especially if you dream of working in the industry. 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And I had a buddy of mine that was utilizing the Silk Road. And he was like, dude, have you heard of this Bitcoin thing? Like I have to use it on the Silk Road. I'm like, dude, I don't care. I don't want to know what you're doing. We were young. You know, just whatever, man. And boy, it's like one of those things where you look back and you're like, wow, if only I would have not just dismissed it immediately. But like most people do dismiss it immediately. Right. Like more power to the people who heard about Bitcoin way back when and immediately were like, I get this. This is the most important thing that's ever going to exist in terms of money. That was not me. That was not most. That was. Yeah. And then next, your dad. So, yeah, for that, for me, like he didn't really none of us picked it anything up in college, like the next time we actually got exposure. My dad, because he follows things closely. He was like, oh, Carla, like, have you heard of this cryptocurrency? It's a very good imitation. Like I was like, no, what's that? But I'm like, OK, I'll look into it. And at the time, I obviously did not look into it much because I was like, oh, my gosh, like I can't spend that much on a Bitcoin. So I was like, well, I'll just buy Ethereum then because it's cheaper. This was like peak, though. This was like when Ethereum was like four hundred dollars. So I was like, yeah, I'm going to buy one ETH. Good for me. And I like start telling him because we were. What were we at the time? Are we engaged? I don't know. No, not not. I don't know. We were about to be engaged. But I was like, I bought this Ethereum. And he was like, well, I was like, man, I'm pretty short on cash right now. I can't even like I can't even afford a couple of ETH. I'll just get one of these lite coins because that's like that's like the third most expensive one. So like that'll probably maybe it'll get us, you know, be worth as much as Bitcoin sometime. And I'll make a bunch of money like no Bitcoin because I can't afford a full Bitcoin. It's like, yeah, again, did not go deep at all. And then it crashes down. And I was like, I'm never touching this again. This is stupid. I can't believe I did this. Like all of this is so dumb. And then you just tuck it away in the back of your brain for a few more years. And then the pandemic rolls around. And like it was, you know, March 2020, things start to get really weird. They start shutting things down. They start at this point. I was following kind of monetary news more carefully than I ever had before, because I was like, what is going on? Where is all this money coming from? How are they just sending stimulus checks to all these people? Like, you know, I got one. And like, why did I get one? Like, I don't really need this right now. But a lot of people are in this case. There's so much money and we had nothing better to do. I mean, so that's like 2020 is when I finally went down the rabbit hole, so to speak, or my journey into the never ending rabbit hole of Bitcoin and just started like slowly with whatever, you know, I had more spare cash because nobody was doing anything. We weren't going out. We'd moved to the middle of nowhere, Wisconsin. Our expenses dropped a lot. And so it was like, okay, let me just start buying a little bit of Bitcoin and learning more. And he brought it up to me and I was like, well, I got nothing better to do. And so that's honestly what happened. And at this point, again, that was when we kind of kicked up our start, our startup. So we, you know, we're not solely focused on Bitcoin. We were just DCA into it. We were learning more about it, you know, lurking on Twitter. And then after the startup kind of went on pause, still on pause, that was when we were both like, okay, now we've been, you know, we've stacked Bitcoin up to this recent, like, all time high. And now we're still stacking as it goes down to this little bottom. And that was when we decided, okay, let's start to share, like, let's bring a little bit of levity to the space, but let's also see, like, all the education that's out there is super long form, which is great. Like, it is wonderful once you've gone down the rabbit hole to listen to a four hour podcast between a couple of, you know, guys who are really going deep into monetary theory and all these things. But you know what, for like 99 % of people when they're just starting out, that is of no help or interest. Like, I'm in the space and I still, like, don't even always want to listen to that.
Fresh "Romania" from Mark Levin
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A highlight from The MOST Crypto Friendly Nation In Europe?
"This week's podcast features a number of interviews we conducted in Romania during the X -Day conference hosted by Multiverse X. In this podcast, we will hear from Benjamin Minku, the founder of Multiverse X, Bogdan Ivan, the Romanian Minister of Digitalization, Shiraz Ahmed, Managing Partner at Storm Partners, Sunny Agarwal, co -founder of Osmosis, Sergio Biris, Head of Product at Multiverse X, Grigori Rosu, founder of Runtime Verification, and Danilo Carlucci, founder and CEO of Morningstar Ventures. In this episode, we will discuss the current state of Multiverse X, the transition from Elrond, crypto adoption in Romania, universal ZK rollups and its benefits, upcoming trends and narratives, challenges laying ahead for Multiverse X, and much more. But first, Benjamin will introduce us to X -Day. X -Day is probably one of the largest web3 conferences in Europe, probably one of the largest conferences done at the intersection of web3 or blockchain, AI, and the metaverse. It's definitely one of the most interesting where super high quality people. It's not only focused on Multiverse X. There is a broad focus on the most ambitious builders that are building on our technology, but there are also some very, very important conversations that are meant to build bridges with some of the most important regulators, some of the most important and largest tech companies in the world, and partners for many, many ecosystems. So we want X -Day to be probably one of the most interesting and ambitious platforms in Europe to explore ideas and startups at this frontier. If we look at everything we've achieved, it is through technology that we've achieved it. Technology has enabled us to differentiate ourselves from other species on this planet. And we are at the point where we've achieved a lot of milestones, but there's a tremendous opportunity to improve a lot more. And especially if we look at blockchain, artificial intelligence, and spatial computing as technologies. These are technologies that are right now at almost a tipping point. You can see them taking roots, but the most important part becomes building these bridges. The bridges that take the technologies and put them in the hands of the users. The bridges that are essentially applications that we can use in our day -to -day lives. And so this has been the focus of the conversation where everything that we're doing during these three days is just different bridges. Whether it's applications, whether it's startups, whether it's conversations with three ministers of countries, whether it's conversations with Google, Amazon, Tencent, and telecom, and Axanar, or whether it's conversations with Alex Tabarrok, which is a famous economist from the US, or other builders that will be showcasing everything they've been building in the hackathon. They participate in that. So this is just a very, very exciting concentration of energy that is meant to accelerate whatever we're doing that will, I think, have a very significant impact on the world in a positive sense. Roughly a year ago, Elrond rebranded to Multiverse X. Can you tell us about this transition and how the past year has been since the rebrand? So it was not a rebrand, it was much more a repositioning or a kind of re -founding moment where we looked at what might some of the fundamental technologies be that will be extremely important during the next 10, 20, 30 years. Looking through that lens, we of course looked at blockchain, we looked at AI and spatial computing, and repositioned everything to the point where we said it's not the metaverse, it's the multiverse. So it's this idea of having several worlds and then being at the intersection of worlds where we will explore many ideas, but just one at a time in a way that brings the most value to the people around us. So my name is Danilo and I'm the founder and CEO of Morningstar Ventures, a fund based out of Dubai. If I think about, you know, the number of investments we've made over the last three or four years or so, I can say that the teams are one of the most important data points to actually look at in terms of like the quality of the team, the background of the team, the hunger of the team was something that I've been fascinated by since the very beginning that I met Benjamin, the CEO of Multiverse X. So to this day, we can see the drive and the resilience that the team has and really building out that ecosystem. And also, it's definitely, from an investment point of view, more attractive to build on an underdog than someone who's already successful. So we do think there's a lot of opportunity for Multiverse X to grow. I also think it's one of the most successful European projects ever. Of course, we've had Ethereum, which you can, you know, consider as, you know, European or at least somewhat the early days were heavily tied to Switzerland.
Fresh update on "romania" discussed on Mark Levin
"For had Palestinian Rights declared their intention to hold a protest on Tuesday during the tree lighting. The group has been calling for a ceasefire, aka the complete obliteration of the Jews in Israel, which had been in effect for a few days until Hamas refused to abide the by terms of the ceasefire. That is, to release the girls and the women who they butchered. So they raped and butchered. And so let's be clear, this Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights obviously agrees with that and supports it. I don't believe they put out a statement against it. Where's CAIR, by the way? Where's all these The groups? group also said they wanted to quote out Governor Gavin Newsom for hiding from the public because he doesn't want to face their anger at his shameful stance in regard to the genocide in Gaza. Okay, these are pro -Hamas, terrorist -supporting individuals, all Palestinian. The tree lighting will continue remotely and the public will only be permitted to watch via live stream. How dare Governor, this such a coward, So now Christmas tree lighting's out, folks. Next thing you know, Christmas won't be publicly celebrated. I it's mean, not a long walk from the Jews to the Christians, you know? They're all enemies of God, according to the Islamists. The protests across the country impacting safety the of events of all scales. And for the safety and security of all participating members and guests, including children and families, the ceremony this year will be virtual. A spokesperson from the Governor's office said, Is this guy a presidential medal? Of course not. He buckles. The program is unchanged and viewers ask, Shut up, you idiot. KCRA also reports the Newsom will be joined by his first partner. Do they mean his wife, Mr. producer? His first partner, which I think is his second or third partner, if they want to put it that way. Otherwise known as Newsom's wife, Jennifer Cybell Newsom. First partner Newsom will host a five year old Native American girl who's titled as the first Native American child to assist with the ceremony. Priests and other Christian leaders were not part of the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth, despite it being a major holiday for that religion. I'm telling you that the culture is being destroyed. You have to accommodate. You have to accommodate the extremists and the radicals on us, even if many of them are here newly, new immigrants, because their cultures are more important than ours. We're not supposed to require them to assimilate into our culture. We are required to assimilate into their culture. Don't you see how this works? The Democrat, all right, I want to get onto another subject here. And I've been meaning to get on with this. Some of you may disagree with me, although I'm really wrong. Tens of thousands of Ukrainians have died at the hands of the Russians. You wouldn't know that if you watch Jake Tapper in CNN, or if you watch Joe Scarborough on Ukraine YouTube. did invade Russia, Russia invaded Ukraine. You know the story. Now, despite all the money Joe Biden spent, has he's been very frivolous with it. The Ukrainians needed heavy equipment early on in that war. Not all these restrictions that were placed on Ukraine as Biden's trying to place restrictions on Israel. And by the way, they're trying to place restrictions on Taiwan too. So we had to surrender in Afghanistan. Biden is now really undermining Ukrainians. the Do they need more weapons? Of course they do. They don't have an industrial center that produces weapons. They used to be part of the old Soviet Union. Russia. So they can't make the weapons. And again, when we give them money, much of the money, not all of it, much of the money doesn't even leave it's used to build the weapons or to replace the weapons that they've used. But all that aside, Ukraine is going to fall. Russia and Ukraine. And it's not going to stop there. It's going to see this and it's to going hit Poland and Romania. And how do we know this? How many times do I have to say it? Because Putin told us so. There's your World War 3 when you know, I disagree with so -called conservatives who are isolationists who say we shouldn't support Ukraine. We shouldn't support the Biden policy toward Ukraine, but we should support Ukraine. And I don't want to be proven right over and over and over again. I really don't. The aftermath will be a disaster for any of our NATO countries. Well, NATO should put them under water. Say what you will! The rubber hits the road right now. We have an explosion of enemies on the move in this world right now. Iran Hamas, the hoodies that most people never even heard of before. Soon Hezbollah. Korea. And we're sending belly dancers into the Pentagon or whatever the hell we're doing over We can't meet our numbers. Because nobody wants to join an army that has hell -bent on not winning. We haven't won a major war since World War II. And nobody wants to be Commander -in -Chief. that I understand there are demagogues and propagandists out there. I really do. Who've been praising Putin and then when you call them on it they pretend they're not praising Putin. I got it. I understand all this. We're not sending troops Ukraine. into You know what? That would be stupid actually. We're not sending troops into Taiwan. Countries that want to defend themselves. Against our enemies. Against our enemies. Putin's not enemy. an He keeps threatening to shoot nuclear weapons. And so the answer is appease him. Now that doesn't work. Now what are we going to do if Ukraine falls? What are we going to do if Ukraine falls? Because you know what? We warned you. Poland. What are we going to do? We have an obligation That's the problem. We also had an obligation to help Ukraine under the 1994 memorandum where they sent weapons nuclear to Russia in exchange for our support, Britain's support, and yes support what? Their sovereignty against anyone else. That's been violated. The British turned over Hong Kong under the ridiculous idea that it would be slowly after 99 years. So what did the Chinese do? They took Hong Kong. For
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"Every night I dream of freedom and then I open my eyes and I'm in the same familiar jail cell. I take a few minutes to swallow my disappointment and begin my morning push -ups. Maybe tomorrow I'll wake up somewhere else. I've not lost hope. This is important, especially if you are at home and you're not yet as successful as you want to be. If you don't have your life in exactly the place you want it, if you still feel trapped, whether it's financially or some other way, you wake up and you must be dreaming of freedom. But when your eyes open after the disappointment, swallow the disappointment, take a minute and look around you and say, I deserve more than this. But then what's the important point? You must begin to work instantly. I did not miss a single day of training in that jail cell. I didn't sit and say, I'm too depressed. I'm too sad. It's too cold in this freezing cell. I didn't eat enough because it's Ramadan. No excuses. Every single day we train, we woke up disappointed. We swallowed the disappointment and we got to training every single day. If we could train in a freezing cold jail cell in Romania, the cockroaches all around us, with no idea when we're going to be allowed freedom once again, you can train in a nice gym, air conditioned gym in California. What is your excuse? If you imagine something truly and fully, if you truly completely imagine it to a degree, your body will react to it. Let me give you an example. If you truly imagined yourself at war day after day, you imagined yourself under attack, defeating the matrix agents, your top G, you're walking through life, the agents are coming, you're doing Aikido and you're destroying them. And you're the most powerful man in the world. If you truly imagine that and felt that in your mind to the point where you thought you were there and you felt it in your body, I would guarantee you after X amount of time, you would have a higher testosterone level and your muscles will be stronger than if you didn't. I will guarantee you that.
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"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.
A highlight from BE CONFIDENT - Andrew Tate Motivational Speech
"I use this analogy a lot, maybe I overuse it, but you need to find a way, to some degree, to escape the Matrix. And I say the Matrix because the Matrix, the way it is designed... And you're not just talking shit because you've actually done that. I've escaped the Matrix. I've literally escaped the Matrix in nearly every form. So any form of oppression no longer applies to me. I can't be cancelled, I can say what I want, my finances are secure, I've escaped the Matrix. And when I talk about the Matrix, it primarily applies to men because men are the backbone of the slave force. We always have been and always will be. And unfortunately now, if you're a law -abiding man inside the Matrix, your future and the life that is laid out for you is nothing but depressing. You're gonna go to school, you're gonna get in debt, you're gonna get a job, you're gonna get a wife, divorce is coming, you're gonna lose the house eventually, your job's shit, inflation's outpacing your wages, you're gonna work, work, work, no one's gonna appreciate it, now you're old and your life's over. That is the Matrix for 99 % of men. And you need to find a way to escape it. And I guess I was kind of fortunate from a young age that I always knew that the Matrix was coming and that the system is designed to oppress. The people who make the rules do not make the rules for the benefit of us, they make the rules for the benefit of the people who make the rules. And I knew that. And I think every person intrinsically knows that. Like if it's 4 in the morning and you're sitting in a gas station and a Lambo pulls up, you're probably thinking drug dealer or criminal. You're not thinking, oh he definitely went to school. So everyone knows this, right? That's true. So you have to find a way to escape the Matrix to some degree. Wait, let me stop you. When you say you intrinsically knew this, I feel like a lot of people would assume that somebody is giving you some guidance too. Like, did you have somebody that was, you know what I mean, kind of laying some of this out to you like a male figure that was informing you a bit? Yeah, I was lucky enough to have the most fantastic father on the planet. So my dad did make a lot of things very clear to me from a young age. My father was a chess grandmaster and he was a nomadic individual. So he lived in a car or in random hotels and floated around the world playing chess. And these chess grandmasters are all like so smart that that becomes like a common thing. They're so smart that they're socially weird. Yeah. So like my father was socially strange, but he was a genius. And on top of that, he's like a 6 foot 4 black dude. So it's very unusual like a chess grandmaster, but he's also physically intimidating. Yeah. But he's also socially weird. So he's a kind of weird guy to be around. Yeah. But he was nomadic and he was just hustling. Sometimes you have to go down to the local chess park and just hustle for dollars to eat. And other times he's beaten grandmasters for 20, 30 grand paycheck. So it's kind of it was an interesting life. And he taught me a lot about the fact that the system is absolutely broken, is designed to oppress, and that the majority of people who stick to the rules are going to lose. I don't want to sit here on a podcast that goes out to this many people and encourage anyone to break the law in any form. Of course. But the idea of the law abiding citizen has been decimated in real time. In the last two, three years ago, you could stand there and proudly say, I'm a law abiding citizen. The last two years, if they have not taught you that being a law abiding citizen is going to turn you nothing into a fucking experiment for big pharma, then you're an idiot. You can no longer obey the law. And I'm not saying you have to break the law, but you need to find a way to do what the elites do, which is bend the law. You can no longer sit there and go, I'm just going to follow the rules and it's going to be OK. No, it isn't. And if you're a man and if you're a man, it's your job to find a way to not be sticking to those rules enough to escape the matrix and become free. Because what's actually most crazy about this period of history is that it's actually the easiest time in human history to become rich. And the reason for that is because there's so many people inside the matrix being destroyed. Money has to go somewhere. I've made so much money during covid is absolutely incredible. Right. And a whole bunch of people got lucky. You buy a crypto coin and fucking goes off 100 X and this kind of crap. There's money just flowing around the world. May I ask, because the audience, you know, we've been following you and how how do you generate your income? Are you fighting? We know you're a fighter. I was a fighter. So there's there's my two primary source. I have three primary sources. I'm thinking of which ones I'll tell you about. I have four primary sources of income that I'm prepared to disclose to the world. OK, sure. Go ahead. The first thing is I own some casinos in Romania. Fantastic. The story of how I opened them is long, but I'll make it very, very short. There was a guy who owns 400 casinos, three brothers, mafia guys that owned 400 casinos throughout Europe. I came up to him and said, look, I want to do a franchise with you. They said, we're not interested in franchises. We have enough money. We just open them ourselves. We turn over 10 million euros a day. Why do I need your franchise? Eventually, I came up with a plan. I said, look, how about this? I'll open up your locations directly next to your biggest competitor. So I'll go to war for you next to the competitor. Worst case, the location doesn't pay any money, but at least it takes money from your competitor. I'll give you a percentage of turnover. So even if it doesn't make profit, you make money. I'll take all the financial risk. They agreed. I start opening up next to the biggest competitor. I actually did something that's kind of funny. What I tried to do was find ones in between their competitor and a Starbucks. I'd open in the middle and then offer loads and loads of free coffee with a barista and a sexy chick. So instead of going to Starbucks, you could just take your money, go get free coffee and gamble. And I ended up making a bunch of money. I took his competitor down. So I opened them up. That's the first thing. That's the first one. That's good business. Yeah.
A highlight from Chasing Dreams: The Inspiring Journey of Singer, Actor, and Entrepreneur Afina Madoian!
"I think the only thing that made me so excited about that is my passion to music. Y en ese hombre, hold another bottle, look a little closer, cigar and Moscato. An actor in improv coming from Chicago, alto, make way for Paul Vato. Yay! Bravo! Welcome, welcome, welcome everyone. Welcome to Paul Vato Presents. Today, my guest is Afina Medoyin. I hope I'm saying that correctly. Afina, welcome and thank you so much for taking some time to be with us today. Right here, live on Fireside. Absolutely, thank you so much Paul for inviting me. Oh, it is my absolute pleasure. I fell in love with your voice when I heard you and saw you on Instagram. So it was wonderful. I was so stoked when you were like, yes, of course, I'd like to come on your show. But you have such an interesting story, such an amazing background. Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself? Where you're from, a little bit about your background? Because I find it fascinating and thank you for sharing. Absolutely, thank you so much for all the kind words also. Yeah, so I've been singing all my childhood, probably all my teenage years. And let's start from the fact that I'm from Republic of Moldova. It's a very tiny country between Ukraine and Romania. Not everybody knows about it, but I think now there's kind of like a sad reason why many people know about it right now, because it's right on the border with Ukraine. But yeah, so I was raised aboard and raised in Moldova. And I've been singing probably all my teenage years. And competed I all my life. I performed on X Factor Romania, traveled in Sweden, Ukraine, Russia, and all other countries to compete and to perform. And then when I graduated school, I decided that, you know, it's time for me to move to the United States. And yeah, so I graduated school. I moved here by myself. I moved right away to L .A. And because I was studying in a Jewish school, I obviously was performing a lot. And director the of the school and the head of the school. And we kind of were in the community that is called ORT, which is an organization, a Jewish organization that has universities all around the world. So they saw my video singing, I think, or and then they came to visit us to kind of, you know, with a tour to see what we were doing. And they invited me to sing at the gala dinner of their board of directors in Washington. And it was 14 years old, I think, back then. And it was such a huge dream come true because for a little girl to come to the United States and sing there, that was a big, big, big deal. So that's how I got Mom a tourist visa. And pretty much when I graduated school, I said, Mom, Dad, I love you. It's time for me to, you know, go. So, yeah, I moved to L .A. right away. And the first years, unfortunately, I wasn't able to really do much when it comes to music because I had to kind of settle a little bit. So it took me a while. I worked at the company. I worked, I think, for four years. I've worked at least 14, 15 hours a day. Then I was trying also to open my own online business so I can finally, you know, have like an independent income. And then I could just quit everything, all the nine to fives and all that. I mean, my nine to fives were nine to nine or nine to two am. But anyway, yeah. And then at a certain point, I was like, okay, I've tried many things and I realized that nothing makes me happy as music. And that was another, you know, big deciding point in my life. And that decision was probably one of the most important and the most amazing decisions I've ever made. And then eventually, in four or five years, I quit everything. And I started doing music full time. And now I'm a full time singer trying to build myself, build my company and build my brand and write a lot of music and, you know, just go with the flow.
A highlight from Gad Saad (Encore)
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Back again, eh? Glutton for punishment, eh? When will you ever learn? Now, here's the host that you hate to love, the man who was the reason your friend sponsored your last intervention, Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the program. It's always a joy to have someone on for the first time. I have heard such good things about today's guest. His name is Gad Saad. At least, I think that's how it's pronounced, or God Saad. G -A -D, first name, second name, S -A -A -D, Ph .D. He's one of the best -known public intellectuals fighting the tyranny of political correctness, so it sounds to me like he's interested in truth. He's professor of marketing at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, where he held the research chair in evolutionary behavioral sciences and Darwinian consumption. It goes on and on. It is just a joy to have Gad Saad as my guest. Welcome to the program, and congratulations on the new book. Thank you so much, sir. Such a pleasure to meet you. I've seen you on television before, so I feel as though I know you, but it's a pleasure to finally meet you. Well, that's very generous of you. So for my audience who isn't familiar with you, what is your background? I mean, you've been a voice for truth, which is a very rare thing, especially in a university setting. Where were you raised, and what is your background? How did you get to be who you are today? Sure. So I grew up in Lebanon. I was born in Lebanon. We were part of the last steadfastly refusing to leave Jews in Lebanon. Most of my extended family had left by the late 60s. They had left some to France, some to Canada, many to Israel, but my family had remained in Lebanon. We were well entrenched within Lebanese society. And then when the civil war broke out in 1975, when I was 10 years old, it became very, very difficult to be Jewish in Lebanon. So we experienced the first year of the civil war, and then luckily were able to leave. So that's my background in terms of where I was born. Grew up in Montreal, Canada, and then went to the United States to finish my studies, and then was a visiting professor at several universities in the US. But much of my career has been spent at a Canadian university, Montreal University. My general research area, just again for the folks who don't necessarily know who I am, evolutionary I marry psychology and evolutionary biology to human behavior in general, and consumer behavior in particular. What are the biological underpinnings that make us do the things that we do? So that's been my scientific work. But in the process of establishing my academic career, I started noticing that there was a second war that I was facing. The first war was the Lebanese civil war. The second war was the war on reality, the war on common sense, on reason, on evidence -based thinking. Which then led me to write my previous book, not the book that we'll be talking about today, but my previous book was called The Parasitic Mind, How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense. And so I've been one of the few voices in academia that holds no sacred cow to be untouchable. I critique any ideology that I feel like critiquing. Of course, it has made my academic career at times difficult, but you have to defend the truth. Well, you say you have to defend the truth, and I say you have to defend the truth. But many in the academy are not willing to defend the truth, nor even to defend the concept of truth. They don't seem to believe in the idea of truth the way Socrates did. They don't even seem to believe in defending reality, that there is a world, a real world, that there are things that are possible that are things that are impossible. I mean, that is kind of where we are today. So to believe in reality or truth in the academy is a rare thing indeed. And what do you suppose it is about you that made you willing to fight the battle for truth to not be silenced? Thank you. That's a great question. So I think it's just my personhood, the combination random of genes that make me who I am. Okay, now hold on. You're making it sound fatalistic. You're making it sound like it's not noble. It's just a fatalistic thing. It's just your genes are making you behave this way, just as Hitler's genes made him do what he did. That's clearly not what you're saying, is it? No, no. I mean, of course, I also have personal agency because I could say, hey, I'm going to succumb to cowardice and not rise up to the call to defend the truth. So you're right. So thank you for that. Maybe I was being falsely modest in my deterministic explanation, but in any case, I'm just, I mean, I'm a very, I think anybody who knows me knows that I'm a very warm, fun, affable guy, but I'm also very combative. Not because I want to be combative just to annoy people, but in a sense, I have this code of personal conduct, Eric, that makes it that when I go to bed at night and put my head on the pillow, for me to be able to not suffer from insomnia, I need to feel that I never modulated my words for pragmatic reasons, for careerist reasons. Then I would feel that I'm a fraud, that I'm a charlatan. And because of that exacting, punishing code of personal conduct, whenever I see nonsense, I attack it. Well, I'm just guessing, but having lived through what you and your family lived through in Lebanon, I mean, my father came to this country from Greece in the 50s. My mother came from East Germany in the 50s. And having stories, whether your own or those of your forebears, of people who saw that there were consequences to how one lived and that the world can be a very evil place, and that if you go along with it, you're complicit in the evil. I think many Americans and many Canadians haven't been forced to face that. They don't understand that there is a real battle for truth and that I have to be careful not to go along with things because then I am complicit. I'm just guessing that growing up in a home, as you did having left Lebanon under those circumstances, that that might be a part of why you're a brave voice in this culture. I think you're spot on. And if you look just anecdotally at some of the most vociferous defenders of Western traditions, they're exactly the type that you've mentioned. It's Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who is of Somali background. It's precisely because we have sampled from the large buffet of possible societies, right? We realize that the Western experience is an anomalous one. It's not the standard default society. That's not how humans have organized themselves. And so because we've sampled from that buffet, we come to the West and say, guys, be careful, you're not going down the right track. So I think you're exactly right, Eric. Yeah, I think, you know, anytime I meet somebody who has Cuban background or whatever, they typically, they get it. Somebody who's come from Romania or some Eastern Bloc country, they all get it. They all seem to understand, you know, we have to fight for what is right and true. We have to fight for freedom. These aren't normal. This is not the default situation. But many Americans and many people who've had the privilege of growing up in the West, they don't have a clue that what we have is a glorious, fragile thing. It's worth fighting for. Because you're new to the program, I do want you to talk about your book, The Parasitic Mind, before we talk about the brand new book. Tell us a little bit about that so my audience can understand where you're coming from. Sure. Thanks for that question. So in The Parasitic Mind, what I try to do is find some metaphor for why it is that living agents can engage in such maladaptive behaviors. And so I found it in what's called the neuroparasitological framework. The idea is that if you look at the animal kingdom, there are all sorts of parasitic infestations that happen. A tapeworm can infest your intestinal tract, but a neuroparasite is one that looks to, if you like, alter the neuronal circuitry of its host to suit its own reproductive interest. And so I had my epiphany, so I thought, well, okay, well, human beings can certainly be parasitized by actual physical brainworms, but there's another class of brainworms that they can be parasitized by. And I call those idea pathogens or parasitic ideas. So to your earlier point about, you know, in the academy, we no longer talk about some objective truth. Well, that's the granddaddy of all idea pathogens, postmodernism, social constructivism is another one. Radical feminism is another one. Identity politics is another one. Cultural relativism, biophobia, the fear of using biology to explain human behavior is another one. So what I do in the book is I trace the origin of many of these parasitic ideas and their downstream negative consequences. And then if I've done a good job, I offer a mind vaccine against these parasitic ideas. That's the general idea of the book. Okay, I wanna pick up on that. We are talking to GAD, G -A -D, SAD, S -A -A -D. And we'll be right back. I wear the black for those who've never read. Or listen.
A highlight from VALUE YOURSELF - Andrew Tate Motivational Speech
"He is supposed to do regardless of how he feels. You must train when you don't feel like training. You must protect when you don't feel like protecting. You must be a good man. And when you're actually a truly good man and a high value man, this is something I absolutely realized in jail. What did I say to you? I think we were in jail about two months. It was one of the harder days. It was during Ramadan and I lost 30 % of my food to cockroaches. The hard days. The hard days. And unfortunately, I had one meal a day, but the meal came during the sunshine. So I had to try and protect my food from infestation until the sun went down. And I remember losing most of the food for the day. And I was particularly upset because I had trained so hard, my muscles were aching and I couldn't get any food. And only once a day, once a day. And I said to you, I said, Tristan, I have no problem suffering if the people I love are not suffering. My children are taken care of. The women I love are taken care of. My mother is taken care of. Everybody around me is fine. Even if they've been taken care of, is taken care of and is protected and is living good. I must suffer because I am a man. I am the head of my empire. I'm the head of the clan. Of course I will suffer, but the people I love are not suffering. This is what God has bestowed upon important men since the beginning of time. When you're a man, absolutely you're right. It is our job to suffer so the people around us do not suffer. And that's why if you're a man and you're waking up every day and you're not trying your very best to be important or upgrade yourself or upgrade your character, you're lacking motivation and you have a serious problem because it is your job to be capable of dealing with the insurmountable pressure which God is going to put upon you so that when you suffer everyone around you does well. Our lives are set up that even if they throw us in a dungeon today, everybody we love will be okay forever. And that is what's most important. That's the most important thing. That's success. And that was absolute comforting. That was absolutely comforting in jail when we discussed that and we said, everyone we love is okay. You and I just have to look through this and that's absolutely and utterly comforting. And if you're a man sitting at home right now, you need to sit and say, okay, if they plucked me from my life, if they picked me up and threw me in a room and locked me in a jail cell, which can happen, which can happen to anybody, especially as they continue these matrix attacks on masculinity as a whole. Would your wife have a roof over her head? Would your children eat? Would your family be okay? Think about these things. These is what you're working for. You're not working to make money so you can buy a Lamborghini. You're working to make money and you're thinking outside of the box and you're becoming your best version of yourself. So all the people around you will always be okay no matter what happens. It is your job as a man to suffer. And we did our job fantastically, absolutely and utterly as we should. We always will. And we always will. And everybody around us was okay. And that is extremely comforting in times of hardship because we're built for suffering. We were absolutely and utterly built for suffering. No matter how close I came to crying inside of that jail cell, I knew all the people around me were safe and all the people around me could eat. And that's all I cared about. I used my phone calls when I would call other people and they were asking me how I was. I'd say, we don't want to talk about me. How are you? Are you okay? Are you okay with the media pressure? Are you okay? Are your bills paid? Do you have money? Can you eat? I'm in a jail cell in Romania. I'm making sure that everyone I love is okay. I don't need their support. I don't need them to sit and worry about me. I worry about them. I sat in a jail cell making sure I could fix the problems for the people I love outside in the free world from a dungeon. That is what a man does. And you must prepare and set up your life for that. You must be prepared to be plucked from life and understand that everybody around you who once relied on you will still be relying on you. Even when you sit in that jail cell, it's still up to you. You are still the man of the household. You are still the top G of your life. Only you. And if you don't pay the bills, who's going to do it? Your wife's just going to what? Go get a job, get like five jobs and raise your kids. How's she going to do that? You must be prepared for these things. That is what you're working for. So if you wake up every day as a man and you say, I don't have motivation to become strong. I don't want to work hard and get rich. I don't want to try and become financially free. What you're saying is that the second you disappear, the second you disappear from your matrix controlled job, everyone who loves you and respect you and relied on you is going to starve. How can you live that way as a man? Absolutely not really unacceptable. Outstanding in the rain.
A highlight from Season Finale #12
"And really America's the bad guy. But who knows? I personally believe that a lot of the Nazis, they got into very, very powerful places in government right? And slowly over time instilled people, certain people with their ideologies all around the world. So Britain, Russia, America, Germany. And that is how certain things, that's how certain types of groups formed. You there? Do you think America will split? Yo, what's up? Not much. I didn't think you would get in. Oh, yeah, no. Yeah, I had to do a couple things too. You know, today, I'm not going to lie. Today was pretty much not my day. But you know, it is what it is. When's our day? Let's talk about how we can be compressed and how we can take over the White House. All right. I'm going to show for once. I'm going to be specifically careful what I say. Because I'm not going to lie, there's still things I want to do before we make this happen. I know. In life. I know. Be careful what you say. We all have plans. Yeah. I have plans to build a bloody monopoly. I'll just say that. I'm kidding, of course. But anyway, so you said something about taking over the White House? I mean, by running in 2040. I mean, taking over by running. Yeah, no. I think we need to run for government. I think we can do a lot more better things. We can basically help the country to an extent more than what Biden can do. But I'm not going into it that I've asked. I have no power. I don't have no power. The President has more power than you when he makes on. But yeah, let's dive in. Anything you want to say, Eric? All right. What happened? Anything you want to say? Nah. Nah. Not at this moment. Not at, like, right now. I can't really think of anything right now. Just one more time. Who do you think will win 24? At this point, I'm thinking Trump will win. Do you hope? Yeah. Yeah, no. Yeah, I wasn't saying that in like a negative. Oh, Trump's going to win. Like, yeah. I would hope. But... The ideological crazy left seeing how bent on fucking getting this guy arrested. Even if he's done fucking nothing wrong. If you're going after him, you need to go after Biden. There's evidence... They're not going to go after him. Eric, there's a partly document saying that he apparently had a secret email. Really? Called Peter something. Peter, right? Why is he called Peter? Why is he called himself Peter? I think it was Howson or something like that. Do you remember the photo where it said, you know, Peter? Yeah, yeah. Peter. Wow. I wonder what he had on that email. My suspicion was he probably was doing certain type of deals with people. So that was probably the email that he probably used to talk to his son about certain deals with China, Romania, Ukraine, Russia. He did deals with a lot of people. Was this when he wasn't... This is when he was vice VP. Oh, VP. Okay. And for God knows, this could be when he was president as well. For all we know. Apparently Obama has a brother. Does he? I mean, I saw it on Illuminati, but he said his brother said he sold his soul. He sold his soul pretty much, which he did. But, you know, it is what it is. I'm pretty sure everybody that is in Hollywood... I'm pretty sure we would have to sell our souls. We really want to get off their power. Yeah, we would. But I'm not sure I really want to do that. Yeah. Yeah. We would definitely have to do that. I'm going to shoot the Pope sold his soul. Clearly he was almost trying to suck the dick of the Rothschilds. And the Rockefellers. It's unfortunate. But now we know who he battles down to. He was kissing the ass of world leaders and they were just getting very fancy with those guys. Okay. Do you think at one point his intentions were genuine and they got something on him and now he's doing that? Yep. They probably got dirt on everyone. The ones that watch him. I've realized long and long ago that every agency, every thing, they don't work for the people. They work for the deep state. They work for the people that actually control the world. They keep us in line. We've got to watch what we say because let's be real here. Some bastard will take out contacts and probably we could get raided. We'd put past them. I think we could do some very good things in the White House and I think we'd make a very good team. I think we could make some positive changes alike. So let's run through some bills we want to do. Number one, we want to investigate. We don't want to invest that way. We want to prosecute big pharma for COVID. We want to prosecute them for literally doing zero trials on COVID, tests on COVID. We want to prosecute them on literally drugging the entire population of America. We want to basically, we want to go after these companies to make healthier foods and have less carbohydrates, certain things in it. In the food that basically puts so much chemicals in food and makes people fat in America. Yeah, and it makes men grow and it makes men get titties and lose testosterone too. It wouldn't surprise me. Number three, we would like to reaffirm the constitution and make it and basically undo any of the bullshit that is going to get pushed through by the Joker administration. Number three, Walter, how are we going to lower the debt of this country? I don't, I'll be honest, it would take... Yeah, it's impossible. We would objectively have to restart the whole thing. It is what it is. I mean, we could try and pay it back, but it would take... So what would happen in that aspect? Would everybody lose their money and would everybody lose their shares? We would probably try and put it in a way where people don't lose their money. We would just say like, you know, look, you know, you can't use your money. You can't use your money for a couple of days or a week. We'll try and make it a week. What if we backed it by a... Actually, no. We would tell them to take out a good amount of money that you can live off of. Take out most of your money. Basically take out all of your money. We're going to back it. What if we backed it by something else? What if we backed it by Bitcoin? Yeah, that's a great idea actually. Back the currency by Bitcoin and basically for everyone... Basically one dollar is backed by one Bitcoin. So for every one Bitcoin and basically the money would stay on the ledger, right? So basically it could be backed by Bitcoin or we basically make a hash or we basically make another version of it or we basically make a separate version. That basically follows Bitcoin, right? But it's not 100 % backed by it but it's 80 % to 90 % backed by it and it's also backed by movie reserves of maybe like silver or gold.
A highlight from Dr. Gad Saad
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Back again, eh? Glutton for punishment, eh? When will you ever learn? Now here's the host that you hate to love, the man who was the reason your friend sponsored your last intervention, Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the program. It's always a joy to have someone on for the first time. I have heard such good things about today's guest. His name is Gad Saad, at least I think that's how it's pronounced, or God Saad, G -A -D, first name, second name, S -A -A -D, Ph .D. He's one of the best -known public intellectuals fighting the tyranny of political correctness, so it sounds to me like he's interested in truth. He's a professor of marketing at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, where he held the research chair in evolutionary behavioral sciences and Darwinian consumption. It goes on and on. It is just a joy to have Gad Saad as my guest. Welcome to the program, and congratulations on the new book. Thank you so much, sir. It's such a pleasure to meet you. I've seen you on television before, so I feel as though I know you, but it's a pleasure to finally meet you. Well, that's very generous of you. For my audience, who isn't familiar with you, what is your background? You've been a voice for truth, which is a very rare thing, especially in a university setting. Where were you raised, and what is your background? How did you get to be who you are today? Sure. I grew up in Lebanon. I was born in Lebanon. We were part of the last steadfastly refusing to leave Jews in Lebanon. Most of my extended family had left. By the late 60s, they had left some to France, some to Canada, many to Israel. But my family had remained in Lebanon. We were well entrenched within Lebanese society. And then when the civil war broke out in 1975, when I was 10 years old, it became very, very difficult to be Jewish in Lebanon. So we experienced the first year of the civil war, and then luckily were able to leave. So that's my background in terms of where I was born. I grew up in Montreal, Canada, and then went to the United States to finish my studies, and then was a visiting professor at several universities in the U .S. But much of my career has been spent at a Canadian university, Montreal University. My general research area, just again for the folks who don't necessarily know who I am, I marry evolutionary psychology and evolutionary biology to human behavior in general and consumer behavior in particular. What are the biological underpinnings that make us do the things that we do? So that's been my scientific work. But in the process of establishing my academic career, I started noticing that there was a second war that I was facing. The first war was the Lebanese civil war. The second war was the war on reality, the war on common sense, on reason, on evidence -based thinking, which then led me to write my previous book, not the book that we'll be talking about today. But my previous book was called The Parasitic Mind, How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense. And so I've been one of the few voices in academia that holds no sacred cow to be untouchable. I critique any ideology that I feel like critiquing. Of course, it has made my academic career at times difficult, but you have to defend the truth. Well, you say you have to defend the truth, and I say you have to defend the truth. But many in the academy are not willing to defend the truth, nor even to defend the concept of truth. They don't seem to believe in the idea of truth the way Socrates did. They don't even seem to believe in defending reality, that there is a world, a real world, that there are things that are possible that are things that are impossible. I mean, that is kind of where we are today. So to believe in reality or truth in the academy is a rare thing indeed. And what do you suppose it is about you that made you willing to fight the battle for truth, to not be silenced? Thank you. That's a great question. So I think it's just my personhood, the random combination of genes that make me who I am. Okay, now hold on. You're making it sound fatalistic. You're making it sound like it's not noble. It's just a fatalistic thing. It's just your genes are making you behave this way. Just as Hitler's genes made him do what he did. That's clearly not what you're saying, is it? No, no. I mean, of course, I also have personal agency because I could say, hey, I'm going to succumb to cowardice and not rise up to the call to defend the truth. So you're right. So thank you for that. Maybe I was being falsely modest in my deterministic explanation. But in any case, I'm just I mean, I'm a very I think anybody who knows me knows that I'm a very warm, fun, affable guy. But I'm also very combative, not not because I want to be combative just to annoy people. But it's it's in a sense, I have this code of personal conduct, Eric, that makes it that when I go to bed at night and put my head on the pillow for me to be able to not suffer from insomnia, I need to feel that I never modulated my words for pragmatic reasons, for careerist reasons. Then I would feel that I'm a fraud, that I'm a charlatan. And because of that exacting, punishing code of personal conduct, whenever I see nonsense, I attack it. Well, I'm just guessing. But you know, having lived through what you and your family lived through in Lebanon, I mean, my father came to this country from Greece in the 50s. My mother came from East Germany in the 50s. having And then stories, whether your own or those of your forebears, of people who saw that there were consequences to how one lived and that the world can be a very evil place and that if you go along with it, you're complicit in the evil. I think many Americans and many Canadians haven't been forced to face that. They don't understand that there is a real battle for truth and that I have to be careful not to go along with things because then I am complicit. I'm just guessing that growing up in a in a home, as you did, having left Lebanon under those circumstances, that that might be a part of why you're a brave voice in this culture. I think you're spot on. And if you look just anecdotally at some of the most vociferous defenders of Western traditions, they're exactly the type that you've mentioned. It's Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who is of Somali background. It's precisely because we have sampled from the large buffet of possible societies, right? We realize that the Western experience is an anomalous one. It's it's it's not the standard default society. That's not how humans have organized themselves. And so because we've sampled from that buffet, we come to the West and say, guys, be careful. You're not going down the right track. So I think you're exactly right there. Yeah, I think, you know, anytime I meet somebody who has Cuban background or whatever, they typically they get it. Somebody who's come from Romania or some Eastern Bloc country, they all get it. They all seem to understand, you know, we have to fight for what is right and true. We have to fight for freedom. These aren't normal. This is not the default situation. But many Americans and many people who've had the privilege of growing up in the West, they don't have a clue that what we have is a glorious, fragile thing. It's worth fighting for because you're new to the program. I do want you to talk about your book, The Parasitic Mind, before we talk about the brand new book. Tell us a little bit about that so my audience can understand where you're coming from. Sure. Thanks for that question. So in The Parasitic Mind, what I try to do is find some metaphor for why it is that living agents can engage in such maladaptive behaviors. And so I found it in what's called the neuro parasitological framework. The idea is that if you look at the animal kingdom, there are all sorts of parasitic infestations that happen. A tapeworm can infest your intestinal tract. But a neuro parasite is one that looks to, if you like, alter the neuronal circuitry of its host to suit its own reproductive interests. And so I had my epiphany. So I thought, well, OK, well, human beings can certainly be parasitized by actual physical brainworms. But there's another class of brainworms that they can be parasitized by. And I call those idea pathogens or parasitic ideas. So to your earlier point about, you know, in the academy, we no longer talk about some objective truth. Well, that's the granddaddy of all idea pathogens, postmodernism, social constructivism is another one. Radical feminism is another one. Identity politics is another one. Cultural relativism, biophobia, the fear of using biology to explain human behavior is another one. So what I do in the book is I trace the origin of many of these parasitic ideas and their downstream negative consequences. And then if I've done a good job, I offer a mind vaccine against these parasitic ideas. That's the general idea of the book. OK, I want to pick up on that. We are talking to GAD, G -A -D, SAD, S -A -A -D. And we'll be right back.
Mitch McConnell Urges GOP to Halt Biden Impeachment Chatter
"I wish Republican leaders would start doing a little bit of God's work. I mean, honest to goodness, I see this interview with Mitch McConnell. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gently nudged his Republican counterparts in the House of Representatives to pump the brakes on chatter of impeaching President Biden. So says the New York Post. Listen to this. Mitch McConnell told the New York Times in an interview published yesterday, I said two years ago when we had not one but two impeachments that once we go down this path, it incentivizes the other side to do the same thing. Impeachment ought to be rare. This is not good for the country. You know what's not good for the country? Letting Democrats steamroll you. And of course Mitch was right. When you go down the path, it incentivizes the other side, but not if you're not going to do it. So in other words, the Democrats got away with it. So you let them impeach Trump twice, but let's not put America through that with Joe Biden. Let's let him get away with it. Let's let him and his family line their pockets with millions and millions of dollars from Romania and Ukraine and China. Yeah, we don't want to put the country through
A highlight from Guest Host Carl Jackson Asks Whether Trump Should Participate In The GOP Debates
"The Mike Gallagher Show. The claims made in the document are consistent with what we found and disclosed to you all in Romania. It suggests a pattern of bribery where payments would be made through shell accounts and multiple banks. There's a term for that, it's called money laundering. In the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike. Welcome back to the Mike Gallagher Show, I'm your guest host Carl Jackson sitting in for Mike Gallagher. You can find me online on my podcast, The Carl Jackson Show. Please subscribe, rate and review. If you go to YouTube and Rumble, give us a five, I would certainly appreciate that. But you can subscribe wherever you go to get your podcasts. Find me on social media, all things social media at The Carl Jackson Show. Hat tip Breitbart, Comer Biden business received over 20 million from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, while Joe Biden was VP. The Biden family business received over 20 million bucks from Russia, Ukraine. I wonder if he's confused as to who he wants to really win the war. And Kazakhstan, while Joe Biden was VP in the Obama administration, the House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer has revealed the committee previously unveiled two tranches of Biden business bank records. Those showed the Biden business received at least 10 million from business schemes in Romania and China. In total, nine Biden family members received payments from the family foreign business ventures, including two of Joe Biden's grandchildren. Comer predicted in June that the committee's work would ultimately show the Biden family accepted up to 30 million from its foreign business dealings. I think it is going to go beyond 30 million dollars. So remember what the left is doing. The last time I was on here was drip, drip, drip against the Trump campaign. All right, we're going to do drip, drip, drip against Biden. However, I will say this and looking through the rules for radicals, I do believe that we have to make sure that we are talking about other things rather than just Biden and even on our side, rather than just Trump. You have to talk about issues as well. You should talk about Trump and the persecution from the deep state, including the Biden administration or the third term of Barack Obama's administration. As we learned from the tablet piece over the weekend or over last weekend, listen, we all knew what was happening. We all knew the deal. Biden is allowed to get his payoffs right. He can be this corrupt, I believe, president as well. He can get paid off. His family can live lavishly. Just let Barack Obama finish the transition or the fundamental transmission of America and Biden will be your useful idiot to do so. We have one caller drop off. Al, if you will call back in, I'll get right to you. I wanted to go to you, actually. All right. I do want to play a video clip for you. This is video clip number one. If you will cue that up for me, Adam Trump represented the represents the regular citizen, Laura Ingram says, who can't get a break from the government. So let's play that. Let's roll that video number one. Well, I think it kind of represents to people at this point, after all these years of their coming after him, he kind of represents this the regular citizen who seems like they can't get a break from the federal government. The government's always on your back. It's always taking your money. It's always regulating you. It's always hassling you. And that's kind of what they're doing to Trump, obviously, in a much worse way. All right. So this is this is why I told you, you have to understand it's citizen versus the state. It is citizen versus the state. This is why I get so frustrated with some conservatives. Well, it's not that big deal. Oh, oh, my God. We need to back away from that. No, we need to back away from you because obviously you don't know what time it is. I've literally read some conservatives writing. They don't. Someone doesn't know what time it is when I read their article. I'm like, oh, maybe you don't know what time it is. It's insane. It's insane because what's happening is the left is using Saul Alinsky tactics against us and we're reciprocating, but not against the left. We're reciprocating against each other. One of the dumbest things I've ever seen in my life. But that's the way we Republicans roll, unfortunately. But after this show, Lord willing, we're going to roll a little differently, I hope, if you want to win, because we've got to use those tactics against the left. All right. We got to use them against the left. But Laura Ingraham is absolutely right. I think Trump represents the forgotten man. I think DeSantis has done the same thing. Whether or not you want DeSantis to be president, listen, that's a whole other issue. But I can tell you, as a governor, he's been phenomenal. He's been the every man's governor. So the debate between Trump and obviously Trump is way out ahead right now. He is going to be the light or he is, at least at this point, the likely nominee for the Republican Party. But you see DeSantis trying to do some things, making some changes within his camp, getting a new manager. We'll have to see we'll have to see how all of that stuff plays out. I'll let you know right off the bat. There's people that I love in the race. I love Trump. I love DeSantis. I love Larry Elder. I wish Larry Elder would get on the stage if for no other reason to address some of the systemic racism issues that are not to prove that America isn't systemically racist. I think he would do a much better job of doing that than Tim Scott personally. That is just my personal view of things. But we are dealing with a corrupt administration. All right, let me let me let me get to this before I end up forgetting and I just talk my way, talk my way out of it. Actually, let me do this. Let me take a call first. John has been waiting patiently in Orlando and then I want to get to this issue. I want to get to this issue of making sure that the next pandemic does not ever, ever, ever happen again. Everyone, even on the Republican side, and I include Trump with this, I think Trump needs to come out and say, I had Fauci, I had Deborah Birx in my ear. They straight up lied to me. I think that's important. I think that's important. I think that humility would actually gain more independence and so on moderate, so to speak. I think that needs to happen because what happened with Covid was an absolute damn shame. And we have to make sure that the left never gets that opportunity again. We've got to empower the citizen, never, ever, ever, ever empower the state. If you're in a political position and you're looking at some form of legislation and you look at that legislation and it says and you think through it, OK, will power go to the people or will power go to government? Always choose the people, always choose the people in the United States of America. All right, John in Orlando. John, welcome to the Mike Gallagher Show. We're live from the ReliefFactor .com studio and you've got the mic.
A highlight from BEAST MENTALITY - Andrew Tate Motivational Speech
"What would each of you tell your 17 -year -old self? What would I do? Stop wasting your time. So I was 17. I was working at a fast food restaurant making sandwiches. Now the internet didn't really exist as such. But looking back on it, it was part of my journey. And I regret nothing because I ended up where I am. So would I even go back and tell myself anything is the question. If I had to, it would be to not burn so much of my time. Let's talk to the 17 -year -olds who are listening. If you finish your job, come home, play video games, et cetera. That's what I used to do when I was 17 a little bit. What I didn't do is come home and think, OK, fuck, let's work on something new. Let's try and build something. Let's start a YouTube channel. Let's start creating content instead of consuming content. Yeah, I'd tell myself to be a little bit more proactive with my free time and not fuck around so much. If you had a teenage son, what would be the one piece of advice you'd give him to break through the matrix and achieve success in life? I think if you're a young man, even if you're not my child, just any man who's out there in the world today, you need to look at some problems that need solving either for yourself or for society and find a way to fix them. And I think that you should just adopt some problems and try and fix them. It doesn't matter what it is. You can just try and fix the litter in your area, or you can try and get a six pack or whatever you want. Men are builders. The modern world, call me misogynistic, the modern world was built by men. Every building you're in was built by men. Every road you drive on was built by men. We're builders, we build things, and that's what you should be focused on. I think that a lot of people don't understand that it's all of the challenges and struggles that's going to make them, it's either going to make or break them. It's how you look at the problems and how you use them to fuel you. What you have to do is frame it inside of your mind and understand that all of those problems are going to allow you, give you the fuel, the unlimited motivation that you need to become a successful and beautiful individual if you frame it in the right way. If you take a man and give him a life shielded from problems that he never has any to face, I guarantee you he's terrible at being a man. The best men in the world have gone through shape. That's just, that's why women love scars because they didn't kill you. That's the whole point of it, right? So the best thing you can do as a man is look and go, okay, this is hard, this is hard, this is hard, this is hard. I feel negative because these are also difficult. I'm struggling with X, Y, Z. Let me internalize all of that and turn it into a superpower. Let me become genuinely uncomfortable with my situation in life and go and fix things because, like I said, the universe is absolutely and utterly very giving. And if you truly hated being in the position you were in, you wouldn't be there very long. So I think that the number one problem with the world today and the biggest problem that men face isn't the problems themselves. It's just the way that they've been taught to mentally frame issues. People think when bad things happen to them that somehow they're a victim to the universe and bad things only happen to me and this is so terrible. They don't understand that bad things happen to everybody and the most successful person you know had all those problems, maybe even worse, at least the same bad things happen to them. They just framed it differently and used it. That's the difference. So I don't pray for an easy life. I pray for a life of difficulty that allows me to become a better and better person. I pray to become more competent to handle problems. I pray to put myself in a position where if the mass weedy machine attempts its very best to destroy my life, I can laugh and smile from my fill in the mind. This is who I pray to become. I don't pray that nobody hurts me. I pray to be able to fight. So it's a different mentality. I think a lot of people build their mindsets around trying to feel good. So that's why we were talking earlier about people who want to ignore the idea of personal responsibility or self -accountability because they feel better if they pretend it's not a real thing. They feel better if they pretend everything someone else's fault. A lot of people's mental model and how they view the world is based around them feeling as good as possible. So when you sit there and talk to somebody who has the mask on and they refuse to believe the elites are laughing at them, it's not because they can't comprehend the ideas. It's because they feel better if they don't believe that they are a clown to the elites. I feel better if this is really all innocent and it's really all about a disease. So people are trying to base their mindsets around trying to feel good. I have always tried to base my mindset around absolute competence regardless of how I feel. And there are certainly disadvantages to that. There are times you're going to be a lot more pessimistic or you're going to be a lot more stressed or a lot more pissed off about certain things than others. Yeah, that can be seen as a downside. But like I said, I use all of those things for unlimited motivation to propel my endless upward trajectory. But if you construct a mindset that allows you to be as competent as possible as opposed to feel any different or feel better, then you're going to naturally come to the conclusions I've come to. You're as competent as possible if you believe you can affect absolutely everything about your life. You're as competent as possible if you believe absolutely everything that's happened to you, whether good or bad, is completely your fault. You're as competent as possible if you believe the bad things that happen to you are going to allow you to work harder and become even better. When bad things happen to me, the first thing on my mouth is good. Good, good. That's just my response. Good, good, good. Now, now I'm really pissed. I think that's what the average man really needs to struggle. And I've been saying this has been my message for a very long time in all realms. I've said for a very long time that life for the average man is going to get harder and harder. It's becoming more and more competitive. You need to find more and more ways to stand out and be unique. And the only way to really do those things, unfortunately, as a man is to suffer. And that's one of the reasons I'm kind of glad that God put me in jail, because if you look at anything that builds a man into a man, there's a degree of suffering. It's very hard to become a man and have a man who's respected and has stories and is capable when he only had a nice life and nice experiences. It's usually the things that made you the best version of you are usually the worst things that happen to you. So the demons I carry from jail, the fact I can't sleep. The fact I can't sleep, I've had girls say to me, you can't sleep, you need to see a psychiatrist. And I said, absolutely not. I would be furious if a psychiatrist walked in here and took my demons from me. I don't care if they could fix me with a click, they're mine. And they're bestowed to me by God and they're mine to deal with and they're mine to fix because that's how I become a better version of me. I would be furious if someone took them away from me. I'm glad I can't sleep. Good, I can train endlessly. That's why I'm bigger than I've ever been. I'll train every, I'm not going to waste a minute, but all the demons that have been given to me by God and all the problems that have been given to me by God are mine to fix. I would never ever allow anybody else to take them from me. I'd be furious. If a psychologist came in and said, I could cure you, I'd say, no, thank you, I will cure myself. I don't care if it takes 10 years. I'll cure myself, that's my job. And I know that when that's done, I will be more mentally resilient than I ever would have been without jail. That's the whole point of it, right? So many men say, I want to be the man, but they don't want to suffer. They don't want to fight. And I don't understand why, because even if you look at a superhero movie, they tell you, even in superhero movies, they make it very clear. Batman's parents died. That's why he's Batman. All the bad things have to happen. There's no way to get there without the bad things. I get so many emails from people complaining about their bad things. I don't have time to reply to any of them, but if I could, I'd say, good. Good luck. Congratulations. Off you go. Of course, you broke your heart. Of course, you're sad. Of course, you miss her. She's with me now. That's life. That's part of it. That's the only way you're going to get to that level of resilience. You can't become the man any other way. So, yeah, I thank God for everything bad that's ever happened to me and all the demons. And you decipher it and you work out the best way to deal with it and you internalize the good parts and you become a better and stronger and more resilient person for it. And that's why if you're a man and you're waking up every day and you're not trying your very best to be important or upgrade yourself or upgrade your character or you're lacking motivation, then you have a serious problem because it is your job to be capable of dealing with the insurmountable pressure which God is going to put upon you so that when you suffer, everyone around you does well. Our lives are set up that even if they throw us in a dungeon today, everybody we love will be okay. Forever. And that is what's most important. That's the most important thing. That's success. And that was absolutely comforting in jail when we discussed that and we said everyone we love is okay. You and I just have to make it through this. And that's absolutely and utterly comforting. If you're a man staying at home right now, you need to sit and say, okay, if they plucked me from my life, if they picked me up and threw me in a room and locked me in a jail cell. Which can happen. Which can happen to anybody, especially as they continue these matrix attacks on masculinity as a whole. Would your wife have a roof over her head? Would your children eat? Would your family be okay? Think about these things. These is what you're working for. You're not working to make money so you can buy a Lamborghini. You're working to make money and you're thinking outside of the box and you're becoming your best version of yourself so all the people around you will always be okay no matter what happens. It is your job as a man to suffer. And we did our job fantastically, absolutely and utterly as we should. We always will. And we always will. And everybody around us was okay. And that is extremely comforting in times of hardship because we're built for suffering. We were absolutely and utterly built for suffering. No matter how close I came to crying inside of that jail cell, I knew all the people around me were safe and all the people around me could eat. And that's all I cared about. I used my phone calls when I would call other people and they were asking me how I was. I'd say, we don't want to talk about me. How are you? Are you okay? Are you okay with the media pressure? Are you okay? Are your bills paid? Do you have money? Can you eat? I'm in a jail cell in Romania. I'm making sure that everyone I love is okay. I don't need them to sit and worry about me. I worry about them. I sat in a jail cell making sure I could fix the problems for the people I love outside in the free world from a dungeon. That is what a man does. And you must prepare and set up your life for that. You must be prepared to be plucked from life. And understand that everybody around you who once relied on you will still be relying on you. Even when you sit in that jail cell, it's still up to you. You are still the man of the household. You are still the top G of your life. Only you. And if you don't pay the bills, who's going to do it? Your wife's just going to what? Go get a job? Get like five jobs and raise your kids? How's she going to do that? You must be prepared for these things. That is what you're working for. So if you wake up every day as a man and you say, I don't have motivation to become strong. I don't want to work hard and get rich. I don't want to try and become financially free. What you're saying is that the second you disappear, the second you disappear from your matrix control job, everyone who loves you and respect you and relied on you is going to starve. How can you live that way as a man? Absolutely not really unacceptable.
Trump Faces 3 New Charges As White House Mulls Pardon for Hunter
"Want to start with the breaking news. Jack Smith threw a couple more darts at Donald Trump on the documents case yesterday, and I turned on CNN last night. Weary old Hugh turns on and here's a panel that does not understand anything about this case. I'm not going to bore you with the details. Three more counts. They're expecting another indictment of the president next week. Meanwhile, Corrine Jean -Pierre at the White House yesterday got a question about will Hunter Biden get pardoned? Cut number one. Let me go back to the first question of the briefing. I know you said not a lot's changed since yesterday and that's a personal matter, but from a presidential perspective, is there any possibility that the president would end up pardoning his son? No. I just said no. I just answered. Go ahead. There are a thousand other questions like, have you talked to him about it? Will he come out here and swear to us on a stack of Bibles? He won't, but he's going to pardon Hunter. He's going to pardon Hunter. Hunter's going to get, you know, what we learned from that blowout, which I got to follow from Newark Airport blow by blow and what I wrote about in the Washington Post and covered endlessly two days ago, is that they had buried a secret immunity deal in the immunity deal, having to immunize him against Foreign Agent Registration Act for his work on behalf of China, Romania and Ukraine. They're in big trouble. They're not going to be able to hide that anymore. So he's in big trouble. The only way out is with a pardon. He'll get a pardon eventually. I'm pretty cynical about
Rep. Jim Comer: Biden Associate Received $3M Wire From China
"The cut that isn't for the next whatever the next cut itself for here's jim comer on ted who's his podcast and a follow -up to this explaining how foreign governments paid a business robinson associate walker off the biden's a whole lot of money and he was doing some business with the biden crime family take a listen i'll use the robinson walker account because we subpoena that first was the my account we subpoenaed now who's robinson walker rob walker was one of the associates that they used uh... funnel money from china and then in romania and then down and laundry down to the bike so he's a guy that's doing business with hunter and joe but yeah okay we don't know what that is it is yet they got a three million dollar wire from from china so this so so one wire three million dollars three million dollars now remember this account never had much activity in it over the course of ten years maintained around a forty or fifty thousand dollar balance one day out of the blue they get a three million dollar wire from china oh that's so so the banks holding a balance for this guy of like thirty forty fifty thousand dollars and bam he gets a three million dollar shot in the arm what was it selling what was he what was he said what jim what was he said do you know oh oh oh influence is that a thing is that a sir oh okay products and services hmm this gets better members bank records for all this and i will continue to insist as i say often tattoo this on your brain if any what of jim comer is saying is false and these bank records don't exist why has no one been family yet because it's the truth
A highlight from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Teases Impeachment Inquiry Into Biden
"Hey Mike, won't you ask Corinne, if Joe Biden was never in business with his son, what was the $5 million payoff for? As much as I don't like Joe Biden, as much as I think he is not a legitimate president, Lord knows I don't want my president to become the president. Just let me know I will not vote for one Republican if they do not impeach Joe Biden. He should have been impeached after Afghanistan almost two years ago. I am just, you know what I'm blown away at right now that my phones are not blowing up. I really have a hard time understanding why people just, oh, shrug their shoulders. Here's Kevin. I mean, you tell me, and I don't have to, I don't want to have to keep repeating this. Don't you expect the Republicans to impeach Joe Biden? Here was Kevin McCarthy last night to Sean Hannity on Fox news. Well, it's interesting that the Biden family runs, if they say a company, but never had an office and shell companies to be able to pay through, but if they really ran it for foreign countries, why didn't you get money from France, from Germany, from UK? Why does it have to be from China, Romania, into these countries that have real challenges and had problems going through? I believe we will follow this all the way to the end. And this is going to rise to an impeachment inquiry the way the constitution tells us to do this. And we have to get the answers to these questions. I mean, is it possible that finally the Republican leadership in America is paying attention to the American people? Or am I all wet here? I won't know until you tell me. So tell me, 1 -800 -655 Mike, do you expect the Republicans to impeach Joe Biden or not? Tony's in Tampa. Hi, Tony. Welcome. Mike, what it is, is this, the Democrats own the propaganda machine, the media, the only they own Hollywood, the universities and the American people are easily propagandized. And that's why they get no traction. Yeah, but that shouldn't prevent Republicans from impeaching Joe Biden, should it? Mike, I understand that. If the situation was that if Biden was a Republican, he would have been impeached two years ago. So why not? So why don't Republicans step up? That's what I'm looking for today. Give me some answers and your position as I open up these phone lines, do you expect the Republicans to impeach him? Do you think they will? And if not, why not? 800 -655 Mike, Rob's in Pittsburgh. Hey, Rob. Hello, Mike. Hi. You know, I don't think the Republicans have the cohesion to impeach. And even if they do, you know that Chuck Schumer is never going to allow it to come to a vote because all the evidence will have to come out during a trial. And I don't think there are enough Republicans who have the stones to vote to convict. And what are Republicans afraid of? Rob, what do you think Republicans are worried about? I don't know, but they're so used to always being in second place and just sitting back and making a little noise and getting reelected in their nice, safe little districts. They're afraid to fight. They don't know how to fight. But Chuck Schumer is never going to allow this to come to a vote. I mean, I think it's beyond being afraid to fight. I really do think that the Uniparty thing is real. The Uniparty, and I want to focus on that coming up in a couple of moments. What is the Uniparty? What do we mean by that when we talk about the Uniparty? What do we mean by Rhino Republicans? What do we mean about gutless, spineless worms? It just frustrates the heck out of me. Portions of our show are brought to you by MyPillow. Boy, these kitchen bath towels are unbelievable, or these kitchen dish towels, rather, are out of this world. Mike Lindell was tired of bath towels that didn't really absorb the water. And same with kitchen dish towels, dish towels that really absorb well. You're going to love these towels. Go to MyPillow .com, look for the Mike Gallagher Radio Special Square, click on that box, and with anything you order, enter the promo code MikeG. The prices right now are out of this world. They're celebrating their 20 -year anniversary. You're going to get a queen -size MyPillow for $19 .98. The price is regularly $69 .98, lowest price ever. MyPillow .com, look for that Mike Gallagher Radio Special Square, click on that box, and then with anything you order, don't forget to enter the promo code MikeG, so you'll save big. MyPillow .com, promo code MikeG, MyPillow .com, promo code MikeG, or call them, 800 -928 -6034.
James Comey: 'More Wires, More Countries' Tied to Biden Family Schemes
"Job for here's what I mean Jim queue up for me if you would cut a here's Jim Coleman this weekend apparently there's even more money out there astonishingly even more millions flowing into the Biden crime family covers it's up to you to spread the word around take a listen if it is over for them the DOJ is it over for you the uh... chairman comer actually not let me assure the american people we have bank records came in this week that we're going through that we think are going to show more wires from more countries remember we've just disclosed two countries thus far we just grow disclosed china and Romania there are still some more wires chinese that we had yet to present the american people and there are a lot of wires mysterious wire from ukraine and russia that we're about to expose so that this is just beginning for the biden's all the department justice is doing is stated our way but even with all the obstacles that merit garland has thrown in for the house oversight committee all the obstacles that that the treasury cabinet is found in that the i've thrown with all the negative media coverage from the mainstream media we're still producing results every day that shows this family the president's family
Biden DOJ Ran Interference for Hunter Biden Tax Fraud Probe
"Any individual any chairman or any political entity the testimony we released today shows the IRS recommended charges against hunter Biden that included attempt to evade or defeat tax a felony fraud or false statements a felony and willful failure to file returns supply information or pay tax these tax crimes cover an estimated 2 .2 million in unreported tax on global income streams to Mr. Biden and his associates from Ukraine Romania and China totaling seventeen point three from 2014 to 2019 Mr. Biden personally received eight point three million dollars whistleblowers detail foreign payments to Mr. Biden including six hundred and sixty four thousand from the Chinese company State Energy HK a large diamond worth $80 ,000 dollars and a Porsche worth a hundred and forty two thousand dollars these payments are just a fraction of the total but they provide insight into a world of wealth and influence that no ordinary American would recognize the chairman of the house ways and means committee today now what you think about this on top of what their chairman of the house oversight committee told us ten or twelve days ago comer about these shell rations that were set up to receive millions and millions of dollars from the communist chinese use
"romania" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"All year is the name column you must be a warmonger. No, I'm not actually. A neocon. Not actually I'm not a oregano. While you must be chicken hawk. Not that either. Most of the people who say that are. I just know what Putin says he's going to do That he would cut through Ukraine. And then Poland Romania, the Balkan states, he said it, he wrote it. 18 months ago. Why don't we believe these people? Communist China said they're going to devour Hong Kong they have. Now they say they're going to devour Taiwan. Why don't we believe what they say? And prepare for it. Does it sound like we're preparing for it? Used to be at least we conservatives had to stand up and say we need to build up our military. Nobody's demanding. Nobody's demanding that we. We have forever wars. This isn't a forever war. Slightly over a year. And I talked to you about the Revolutionary War. Thank God the French didn't say we're not doing it forever war with those American colonists. 8 years, 8 and a half years, I Revolutionary War. Then they send their navy over here and without them we couldn't have won. The Revolutionary War, the battle of Yorktown. There were 29,000 French soldiers and sailors, 9000 American soldiers. We couldn't have won without the French. And of course the great Americans were fighting, too. At all costs. But thank God they didn't say that's a forever war. Then they would have said, those Americans, they can't fight. They never win battles. Because we didn't win many battles. It was a war of attrition. The Washington was leading. You weren't a few battles. Especially the last one. But we lost most of them. And we lost a lot of men. So I just think this whole Ukraine thing is bizarrely become ideological. There are certain people really outliers who support Putin, who support Russia, even though they pretend they don't. They do. They also oppose Trump when he took out salani over an Iran. Be careful, be careful about what you hear left or right. Public end Democrat, whatever it is. Stick to your principles. Folks, the reconsidered about American K through 12 education, are you worried about what your children or grandchildren are
"romania" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Someone calls hey there folks, I'm talking to George ignaz from Romania, we're hearing his amazing story. So George, you're very young and you're sucked into this life of, you know, we've heard about Russian oligarchs. We forget about the Romanian oligarchs. These are people with a lot of money, criminals, and they pull in, especially someone like you. And so you have all the trappings of wealth and luxury, and I know that you got married around this time and you move to London. I moved to London after spending a few years in Bucharest with these people. In the same time, I was practicing wrestling. For because of a personal stupid decision, I'm not going into details becoming is coming in my new book right now is a testimony of my life called he called me son and hopefully I will have the chance to publish it with a TBN again because I published already a book with TBN last year. What is not my testimony is just part of my testimony. The second volume is this story is coming in. But because of a stupid decision, I missed going to the 2004 Olympics. And that was something that really destabilized me mentally. I could not forget myself for taking this decision and losing my place in the Olympic team. And from there, I just carry on with the life of crime. I just wanted to make more money overnight, more and more money have more and when you sucked into something like this, it never ends and is never enough into a more and more and more. So I moved to London literally after spending three years in Bucharest with these people because I wanted to start at all over again. My promise was, I go to London and I start working the keep doing my sport. And starting all of that was the design of my heart at the time. I was just 20, maybe 21, 22, when I moved to London. And I wanted so much so much to start to start it all over again. And I promised myself I will not get in trouble, I will not get in a crime life again. I'm just going to work because I had friends there who were running security in few clubs in central London, like very exclusive clubs. And the offer for me was George, you were so big and your background in wrestling, you threw a suit, a nice suit and a tie when you already got any rich arable like to have you next to him and who paid big money. So, you know, why staying in just come over. So I moved to London. Yeah, in the meantime, I got married with Adriana with, with my beautiful wife, which we now have a great family, four kids. And so on. In London, working as a bodyguard in this night's club of London with a team, a strong team of Romanians, all wrestlers, boxers, rugby players, all tough young guys, all athletes living in the same place doing the same work running like three or four night clubs, security wise, and in central making again really big money, money that when we were practicing sport in Romania, we were just dreaming about..
"romania" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Look to embark on a rate hiking cycle They look at their mandate and that was a distinction with Lagarde in the confusion with Lagarde yesterday John where hawkish John at the end of the press conference where they hawkish Can you make sense of that news conference Yesterday And by the way are you in bramo doing a radio show together with that Let me know It was a new product That's been happening all week It's not happening today but it's been happening It's not happening today Why weren't you listening It's not happening I was on TV No one told me Why don't we just join together We could have done that for a special for a week That would have worked out a little bit Like 5 levels above You know when you're a kid and all the other 8 year olds go to a party and you didn't even know what's happening and you find that Monday morning after a weekend Tough times That didn't happen Maybe it did Two times Futures At 1% on the assumption And the NASDAQ Tom At 1.2 In this grimness Sure We miss the humor I've gotten some emails on this job We're not doing humor much No we're not talking If it could reason for good reason and the hope that we talk about when the equity market is up I go back to a day earlier this week and this week on I forget which day it was now When we were talking about the prospect of a breakthrough in diplomacy Wednesday And markets were up And then on the same evening the pitches that dominated the news wasn't a picture of the S&P 500 It was the tragedy Lisa in Mario polo And that's the contrast now right The words versus the reality the actions It's the carnage on the ground and it's the two and a half plus million refugees who now find themselves without a home trying to figure out how they move forward From New York City on TV and radio this is Bloomberg Now the latest news from New York City and around the world here's Michael Barr Russian strikes have hit near airports in western Ukraine as the military offensive widened and invading troops kept up pressure on the capital Kyiv and the besieged port city of merit Meanwhile the Senate has given final congressional approval to a $13.6 billion emergency package of military and humanitarian aid for besieged Ukraine and its European allies Vice president Kamala Harris arrived in Bucharest for meetings with Romania's president The vice president traveled Romania this morning from Poland after she met with U.S. troops stationed there ahead of their meeting with the Romanian president Harris says that it was living proof of the strong partnerships between the two nations To reaffirm our commitment to this partnership to the friendship and also to the NATO alliance as a whole And everything that the United States has been and is prepared to be going forward In terms of the strength of that relationship and its endurance So thank you mister president for the warm welcome Yesterday vice president Harris also met with refugees who fled Ukraine when Russia invaded President Biden rallied support for the Democratic Party and last night's DNC winter meeting President Biden spoke about democracy abroad saying Ukraine's resilience has sent a message to the Kremlin Putin was counting on a divided NATO a divided west and quite frankly a divided American but he got none of that In fact he's now facing a more united energized resolute NATO in the west than he ever ever imagined Meanwhile a new poll shows President Biden and Democrats have lost ground on key issues including the economy according to a Wall Street Journal poll.
"romania" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"United transatlantic response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine We agreed it's not only attack on Ukraine It's attack on the security of Europe And the global peace and stability During a White House meeting with the president of Finland Biden called it quote an unjustified aggression He said Russia is also attacking the stability of Europe In addition to tough sweeping economic sanctions against Russia Biden said the U.S. and its allies are also addressing the humanitarian needs of Ukrainians And vice president Kamala Harris is going to Poland and Romania to show U.S. support for the NATO alliance A statement from her deputy press secretary said vice president Harris will demonstrate the strength and unity of the NATO alliance and U.S. support for NATO's eastern Flank allies as Russia invades Ukraine I'm Jim Forbes This is Bloomberg daybreak weekend Our global look ahead of the top stories for investors in the coming week I'm John Tucker in New York A lot of second guessing about what happens next in and around Russia A situation being very closely watched at Washington obviously and for more let's head to our Bloomberg 99 one newsroom in Washington and Amy Morris Amy Thank you John We are looking ahead today by looking back a little bit joining us now Bloomberg radio Washington correspondent irv Chapman Irvin is such a pleasure to have you with us today Thank you for joining us Let's start with your historical perspective just for context You were the bureau chief for ABC News in Moscow You were there in 1969 The year after the Prague spring democracy movement and what was then Czechoslovakia And Soviet tanks rolling into Prague you remember all of this I wonder if any of this and the invasion of Ukraine did that come as a surprise at all Well in 1968 the conventional wisdom was yes the people of Czechoslovakia had gone into the streets to demand a lighter hand in their governance freedom of speech liberty and they were obliged with a leader named duke who did what they wanted except that that's not what the Soviet Union wanted But the conventional wisdom was that the Soviet regime wouldn't risk the opprobrium of the world by actually invading Czechoslovakia and crushing the spring but that's exactly what they did The one person who did not accept the conventional wisdom and was not surprised with the U.S. ambassador to Prague His name was Jacob beam He was promoted by being named ambassador to Moscow he started that job the same week that I started mine Are you able at all to sort of look and compare and contrast what Soviet Russia was like with what you're witnessing now Well the atmosphere in Moscow at the time that I worked there Russia was an impoverished country There was a ruling class that was well off But live behind walls and couldn't be seen pretty much in public except when their cars went by They were the only ones who owned cars Two to the public was they pretend to pay us We pretend to work Nothing worked properly in the country that you would expect except the military parade that took place at that time twice a year on May Day which is Europe's Labor Day and on revolution day the national holiday of a communist revolution So it was a very different place The regime held power first by absolute control of all sources of information from children's books to adult literature to what could be painted and hung in museums and then to the newspapers is we have seen proud of the major papers It's best to use probably the least truth The Russian joke was there's no news and prof denote truth in his but they said that in private because otherwise there's absolute censorship they control all of the media The second means of control was the secret police with an all pervasive network of informants if you and I and our ten colleagues got together for drinks Some one of them would have to assume or maybe even your own uncle would reveal everything to the secret police And there was an iron curtain You could not leave the Soviet bloc It was illegal to leave you needed a special permit to live within 25 miles Russian border And of course the Berlin Wall was the obvious example of that because people who tried to leave were shot But now Putin one of the things that he did that was actually a master stroke was to give everybody who wanted a passport If you don't like the way I rule this country go if they'll live wherever they'll have you of America Canada Australia Israel You go by And so there are many who did that And many Russians who have traveled not just to a resort on Black Sea They go to the Mediterranean and so it's a very different atmosphere from that point of view but Putin again sees the control of all of the mass media He and his buddies own them and control the sources of information He's trying to crack down on the Internet now and of course the secret police is not so secret anymore In fact they've been accused of running a projection racket and the secret police and the prosecutor's office and the veterans of the Secret Service who surround Putin who was a colonel in the intelligence service they run the place actually You know you sparked another question from me about that Because you had mentioned that really iron fist control But the impression that I've gotten is that that control was loosened up a bit As you mentioned but it seems like now Vladimir Putin's attitude is sort of okay I've let you have your fun with your journalism and your Internet and your political opposition candidates and your protests And you've had your fun but that's done now Well it is absolutely done It was sort of started to be done when they were demonstrations for testing his reelection as being a fixed and the western world led by the United States Cheered on those demonstrators And Putin of course was in East Germany running the intelligence service in East Berlin when the wall came down He made desperate calls to Moscow to send the troops in as you did in Czechoslovakia as you did in Hungary as you've done before and Gorbachev refused Since then has said publicly he thinks that structure of the Soviet Union was the greatest geo political disaster of our time His goal personal goal has been to reverse it.
"romania" Discussed on Pittsburgh's Paranormal Chasing Prophecy Radio Show
"Just jumps out at me romania where all cat right here. Go mcraven home to when i've mentioned early Would you go. I worked there under the present owners. I worked there under the form of. This is a house that expect seventy seven and was built read different sections. Whenever i worked there order both owners they pretty much just me. The teamsters can't investigate and we documented on lot of evidence out of their audio photos video personal experiences Scary things happened in there. I don't know it's just one of those is sports places and the whole thing about the grave of is it is an actual time gaps Everything is in that tom. Here you know in g. Ninety seven section doesn't have electricity. Eighteen thirty six section has old lights that were rigs of us electricity and they have religious. You wanted through those areas. It was a private residence up until the nineteen sixties was turned into a tour so everything.
"romania" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"You know, Visa vis the Tucker Carlson, the latest scandal that the news media won't touch because they're the biggest scandal we have. It's like they're the biggest gang in town. Who is Azra? Turk? I ask you who is Azra Turk Right now, however, let's go to let's go to the telephones. Michael, let's go to let's go to Paul calling from Jefferson, Indiana. In the Heartland of America Loved Indiana. Paul, you're on the Chris Plante show. Yeah, It's like to say that I just reading an article like Bloomberg, and it's talking about North Korea facing a great crisis, and it seems that the covid thing has gotten out of hand there. And in reading this article, it says that Kim Jong un is losing weight. He looks emaciated, and the other thing was that article. It really got my attention or the paragraph. Was it? Uh, this outbreak, The Covid 19 outbreak in North Korea could potentially be devastating to the country because of the antiquated healthcare system and I have an experience with this traveling to Romania. Several times immediately after the revolution there in 1989. And what I saw was really heartbreaking in that, uh people have no hope. Uh, there there were no one was working. The building had windows that you couldn't see out of because there was no one to wash the windows. No one wanted to work. No one had to work. Uh, we went there because of the outbreak of age. At that particular time. Romania had the worst cases of AIDS in the world. And the reason was they had an outdated healthcare system. They didn't know how to handle blood. The doctors The doctors were doing work of nurses, and, uh we were with the healthcare company. We were appreciate. We brought the nurses to this country trained them that they learned that in Waco, Texas, we sent doctors over there to to teach doctors and stuff.
"romania" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera
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"romania" Discussed on The Mindless Morning Show
"Fucking dog because fucked adequately about sit down and stare at the book of gear. So so have you. Had anybody come on come on on your show just like bass their own country the whole time and i've had i've had ones because like you know you guys have here. I'll bash mile bash america from time to time because we're flaw mistakes and i'll do that and then if in class because i always if i say anything rice any questions you're not comfortable with let me know will cut that out and move on. Yeah thankfully that's never happened like during the recording. But i have had people say you know. Don't talk political back right. I've had that and that's understandable so but yeah like we have. I have had be like my most recent. My most recent romania was. Simon was really really cool. Fellow metal head over there and you know he was talking about. You know the things. He doesn't appreciate with romania in this main like no the corruption in certain towns and shit and that's everywhere if you are man fucking hate corruption right. Unless you're that guy getting rich in which you're nice yeah light in my pockets and fan. Yeah fuck those people. Yeah but you know you know so he you know he was able to shit on that and everything and you know at the it like. We'll fuck you. Should damn run for president man like you know. Because they have their presidents in romania. Another low low fat there. Because i was thinking like everywhere else has by prime ministers and shit and might really had like i want to say i if i ran for president i would change all our shit like ministry like fuck departments of ever. That's just fucking cool. It doesn't sound school sharing ministry of this. That fuck yeah. I think that we having any kind of government or military branch now is when they create a space force and named him guardians. I was like that's pretty now jumping back in. Like.
"romania" Discussed on Reds Ramblings
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"romania" Discussed on Reds Ramblings
"Halio electric wizard right in english. Doom metal band from dorset formed in ninety three recorded. Non pseudo albums our rights. I got some homework to do after all this. Okay sir all right simon. All righty that is. That's some cold shit. Man i will. I'll check into these guys and let you know What about what about. Let's say one of one of my favorite ones. That i've gotten into recently is i've mentioned him a few times on the show so if you're listening in cadiz talk me again. It's my fucking show can do want is a japanese band. Japanese metal band called ninja east. Soon it is. They are from the eighties. Originally i'll pull them up here for you. They sound clueless. Shit in my ms three old japanese guys and they sound coolest hell. I absolutely love them. Cool shit i mean. Three japanese guys playing heavy metal. Mike in itself is just cool. In my opinion you know. Grey-haired dudes playing metal is cool. I don't care where you're from. You know what. I'm saying right a cool little you know. Dues guy's face all painted up and other ones dresses in. You know camo nose and all that kind of and back is more like the elvis e type tourists. Look whatever you wanna call the. And i'll mean suspect if you're watching and you're japanese. I'm sorry oh. I'm i'm a dumb american bad but them and there's a really really cool ban at austrailia right now. Twelve foot ninja. That is pretty damn bad ass. In my opinion they sound crazy. They have a way all over the place type sound. I think they won like a australian equivalent of a grammy. The musical award that we have here in america they won like the show. You quivalent for for metal or rock or something so you've given me like three maybe four artists to look into. There's two for you. Ninja twelve foot ninja. Let me know what your bank.
"romania" Discussed on Reds Ramblings
"Oh right formed in nineteen ninety five and you would say. That's your top romanian metal band. Yeah it's not really my style. Weapons reading okay. So is there a romanian artists at all. Like from romania that you like or is it really just all other countries long walk to say he's more into our god stuff road your own rope. Was that rodeo own. You or old. G i o okay see what we can find their. Okay lost musical superstar. Frigging add seal. We got yeah. This from is looks. Like he's is he dead. That looked like had old picture. Oh i think. I'm sure exactly. But dude hysteria in the seventies right. Rhody and gpa was heard by millions of color were air romania and unknown elsewhere else. Everywhere else he explains. How are created a creator. Nothing in house coming out may be coming to an early in. I saw i'm guessing. That's rhodesian collector. Blah blah blah recorded several albums. Were the extraordinary music in late. Nineteen seventies eighties giving it up and eighty nine after death death of his mother but he's produce or managed to other bands. Okay so i have to look into trooper and rhody and let me ask you. Then because you're from europe and in my opinion europe as a whole has some of the best metal bands like here in america. We have some good ones. But i i love orchestral metal stuff with symphonies. And i'm sure you heard if you you know. The ban. children abode them from finland sons. Well they're pretty. I like them. Beverly good their lead. Singer just passed away less than a week ago. that sucks but finland and norway definitely huge in terms of mental seen over there in europe so i would imagine especially with the type of cultural history. Romania has with you know vampires and all kind of transplant. They would have some good stuff. But how how does how'd you get into metal. I guess is really my question as a kid.
"romania" Discussed on Reds Ramblings
"Maybe ask where they came from and why they're so popular. I it's cornmeal boyd. We wait assad do. It's usually used as a substitute for bread or intern. Jeez and sour cream. So yeah it's pretty popular marceau mitch under another him to normal barbecue. Okay okay. The last time i checked. They are turkish. These cases sausages spicer. Who hot spicy. yeah good. what kind of Meets is that. Is that just like be for that. Marker what we usually have be importance They would be something like a modern order while the douglas due to the right exactly. Yep you'd see often. Each jonathan attributed to romanians what i think serbians in the other balkan nations have. Yeah i've one of my earlier. Episodes is with the lady originally from serbia. And we did. I'll think it was called this but it looked very similar. It definitely looked very similar to this but we did speak of it much. She was a vegan vegan or vegetarian. So couldn't really talk about that much. But so i'll i was looking at one of the things i was looking into as well is bred in general is apparently pretty big romania. Like i remember there was. There was a wash some youtube video of her. So i was like ten facts. Romania or something like that and bread was mentioned and then the comments. I'll look sifting through the comments and it was like if it was like if you're in romania and your grandmother sees you eating bread. She's going to be upset that you don't have bread to eat with your bread or something. like that. like in romania bread issue. So is it just because it's easy to make or buy. Is it relatively cheap. I i would assume as well. It's really brightest bread.
"romania" Discussed on Reds Ramblings
"You'd learn why the that's right. That's some weird shit dude. S some weird shit. Man sunken plenty fields. Yeah yeah there. There was in the quick snippet of the story that i read about it is. There's one part in there where like if you have compass. Your magnet won't work. It will just spin around and around and around and something about moss doesn't grow and i don't go in particular Part of the forest. My didn't look much into that. That was like towards where we were getting ready to to recording. But one of the things. I did do is. I asked some friends of mine who i know. Watch my show from time to time. Like hey i'm about to talk with gotham romania zinni by have any questions. They want me to ask him well. One of them. Apparently no someone a friend of mine. Ish has a roommate. That's from romania. Originally i'll i don't he didn't say where but he's originally from romania. I'm about to pull up his questions and see what you could tell me what he says to ask them about the difference between western europe and eastern europe. That's the first question exactly what he's getting at from there but on the main the western europe deason three fall behind the iron curtain and they will do a loud historically the pool. Much more Arena was back by fire or one six hundred years after that behind that on curtain inherit only problems that brings real so. Don't follow under the american reconstructions. There was millions of dollars injected into europe via mary nor the revealed adopted the second. Or what were we got to see. So that spirit of western europe has out to develop more deferment. Lou quotas right move western. We've our new being able to deliver food colonial ballers and when they were in new colonists of an is comfortable with white white gift or something like that is he..
"romania" Discussed on Reds Ramblings
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"romania" Discussed on Reds Ramblings
"I'm also roma gypsies so I really like to share my perspective on things because a lot of people speak in the name. Wiig lisa de we will. Do we understanding. You're right. I mean that's and i'm actually intrigued by that. A fair amount because wa stay in the states here in south carolina there is. I mean we call it a gypsy camp right. I don't know if it's like any type of connection towards roma gypsies. I don't know. But as far as i've been growing up it's been considered gypsy camp so explain a little bit or as much you like about roma gypsies. Because i've heard the term before. I don't know much about them a romar. It's done even the aroma for men and the gypsies the exxon the name given to us by by europeans hosting also say that the story is gives you region to the but not much else is known to debate or example some do scientific consensus that they will december untouchables but other parts of the people to damon have been border guards traditional patient from there. They moved to to the fire. In lieu load empowered. Reach europe where they settled in the balkans or forced to settle in the balkans. Ooh further on specific peop- specifically they will given plus they're given to by documents though land fired who gifted different the great and lead as other elise as compensation about ten thousand families from their day to the where put on the button right below the surface.
"romania" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Find valuable, really. Eventually we had to make notes visible directly or tweets for the global Twitter audience. When there is a consensus from abroad and diverse set of contributors, this is double speak. This is using language by Twitter to essentially twist the meaning of language and this is very dangerous. Now. This might get me banned from Twitter. But I'm not on Twitter. At this moment. I think this is very dangerous. This is akin to watch groups in Havana, Cuba, who monitor whether or not people loyal to the regime. This is similar to what went on in Romania when she Ceausescu had his secret police in Romania. This ghost this is what goes on in Iran today. And this is frightening. This is frightening because what will do what this will do is this will squelch thought as squelch the idea of exchange of information. Um, I'm gonna take Eric here in Mathura in who I think wants to talk about the Joe Lieberman interview. And then I'm gonna open up the phone lines to your comments on bird Watch. Always dangerous for me to talk about social media here on nights. I particularly something As controversial as bird Watch. But if you have a thought I'd love to hear from you. Let's go to Eric. In meth. You and Eric. Thank you very much for joining us tonight and calling in. We are gonna be changing topics. But I want to give you a chance to comment. If you'd like, on the last time you go right ahead. Yeah, actually Dan as far as bird watch, it's always dangerous. And we've the media has tackled this many times. As far as like. I don't know, Movie Terminator or Robocop, or we're private entities get to monitor and edit our free speech, which is always dangerous because private entities always have agendas, a sparking worldwide and global economy. They have their own interests. So yeah, I agree. I mean, having a private entity like Twitter or Facebook, Because they are private. They're actually not. You know part of the U. S government on day Don't exactly always agree with our rights of forestry speech, of course, but they presented themselves as platforms They have an exception is called section 2 30. So that if you put something up on Twitter or on Facebook, which is libelous or slanderous when we libelous, actually cause it's printed libels or defamatory. No, no, no, no, no, they That they have immunity from a secondary lawsuit. So if let's assume you said, knowingly about your next door neighbor, the guy is a terrorist and and and a child molester or whatever horrible things you might want to say about a private individual. That individual has the right to take you to court and sue you. For slander if it's verbal libel if it's written on defamation of character or some combination of all of those, um, Twitter and Facebook, they have this immunity. It's called section 4 30. So they can't be sued. Even though it was through their websites that this this libel uh, this defamation Was generated and that and they went when they started. They said. We're not gonna be at involved in the editorial process. Therefore, you gotta hold this harmless. They are now involved in the editorial process. They should lose this section 2 30 protections. They wanna be immune from the rest of society in America. They want it both ways. They want me. They want to be able to editorialize. Uh, and yet have immunity. The Boston Globe, The New York Times The Washington Post. They are subject to lawsuits. But But but and so if Twitter and all of these these these sites these conversations, sites whatever you wanna call them. That's that's the issue. Here they are, and those sites are controlling our conversation at this point in America, which is the problem. They're the equipment, the modern day equivalent of the big oil companies in the 18 exactly. 90 control three train companies. On as much as I don't like government control of private enterprise. This is this has to be asserted. And there are people both on the left, including the senior senator from Massachusetts and people on the right, including, you know Ted Cruz from Texas who want to do something so Yeah, I agree. And but on the other on the last subject I liked. I don't agree with Joe Lieberman on a lot of things, but I do respect him a lot. A Zapata, Titian as old fashioned as Tip O'Neill and Ronald Reagan. Those politicians, he's from that generation and worked like that generation. Um so you know, I'm more right than him, but A Zara's leaning, right, Um China. We We saw that coming a long time ago. Go back to April. 1st 2001. I had shipmates on the aircraft. It got taken down on Hainan Island, and I talked to those shipmates after they had been in my squadron before they were in VQ one, which is squadron that was It had custody of the aircraft that went down on Hainan Island. They came back from that 10 days of captivity told me China, a master chief told me face to face. China wants war with us, and they felt very threatened. After 10 days in captivity on Hainan Island, you can look up the incident Remember the age? Yes, And it got squashed because September 11th happened months later and it got for gone. But then that incident kind of got squashed because are the most favored nation status vote was coming up in June of 2001 right after April, so the China wanted to go away Really quick. Find an island is also the island where Lieutenant Commander Choe Dunn's playing disappeared. Vectoring ah, during the Vietnam War in 1968, But I mean between the Spratly Islands being taken, which are Filipino Filipino islands, and yet China occupies him now, Um we've seen China's aggression and where they stand towards us. I mean our aircraft were being in her side iPhone iPhone in Westpac missions as a member of the Navy as an air crewmen on Navy aircraft have flown Westpac missions. Many times and the Chinese are intercepting our aircraft Every day in the news doesn't cover that. You know the news doesn't we don't educate our kids now you and I remember the Soviet dictatorship as a dictatorship We knew was dictatorship. We knew what freedoms People in the Soviet Union did not have we were educated on it. No one is telling. I tell people now that Facebook is not allowed in China. China is the dictatorship. People are not do not are not allowed to vote for who they want in China. MP and the kids nowadays look at me and go, really telling the only was not telling this generation what China is all about who they are. Just let let our kids know what China is all about and let them decide. I know they'll decide like we did like, not a good place. Well, unfortunately, there's a lot of kids who have been brainwashed. And they have learned from the Howards in school of American history, which is, um Which is, which is a fraud, fraud and a snare and a delusion. Look, Eric, thanks so much. Thank you for your military service, by the way, and thanks for calling and being on the rings going. I got another year and a half, and it's probably coming to an end. At that point, right? The ride's over 65 countries, and I don't know how many years in the Mideast, but several years in the Mideast and Years in Japan and elsewhere. It's been a great ride you see in the world. You said your air Force Air Force Navy may be well again. Thank you very much. Thank you very, very much. Eric, and we'll talk again. Call the show anytime, Okay? All right. Thanks. Thanks. Appreciate it. That's a great call 617 to 5 14 30 Triple 89 to 1931 to come back to Bird Watch Twitter's new program to monitor and have others monitor what you say and what you express. And if that's not going to suppress free speech, I don't know what will coming back on nights I'd join the conversation. Didn't nightside.