40 Burst results for "Russian"

A highlight from Jen's Birthday

Mutually CoDopendent

04:41 min | 22 hrs ago

A highlight from Jen's Birthday

"Hey guys, welcome to Mutually Codependent with Adam and Jen. I'm Jen. And I'm Adam. I hope everybody is doing spectacular today. Today on Mutually Codependent we're gonna talk about what we thought the 40 would look like. We are not 40 yet but we're almost there. I turn 39 this coming Sunday which will be in the past once you've heard this episode. But yeah. We're close enough to realize that 40 was very different than what we thought it was gonna be. Yes. And we thought it would be worth a podcast to kind of talk about it and our expectations. Throughout the ages? Yeah, yeah. So if you don't know now you know that we have a strain of the show. I may end up with like a little rhyme, a little haiku or something. I hate haikus. I don't I still don't understand. I couldn't tell you the number. But anyway, Strain of the Show. 575, right? 535? 575. I think it's 575. Yeah. 5. Strain of the Show is something that we use. It's a flour that we are smoking that is available through Texas Canna Health. CentexCBD .net. This week it is a pre -roll from Happy Shaman, I think? No, this is from Hymn Living. This is a marshmallow OG. It's labeled as a hybrid. It is definitely something that we've learned that we can smoke anytime for any reason and it's kind of a marshmallow -y, oaky, sweet flavor. Yeah and some people are way better at pulling those notes out than I am but even Landon when he tried it he was like this yeah there's like a so like caramel and I'm like marshmallow he's like yeah and I'm kind of jealous. It's very sweet. I like it. This is one of my favorite strains. If you have a headache and you need it to go away but you don't want to fall asleep or take a nap or be too energized this is a pretty solid hybrid. You can smoke this anywhere and do anything like it's maybe not anywhere. Yeah and it's it's 18 .2 % THCA so it's enough to get you where you need to go but it's not like overwhelming like this is something you can just hang out and smoke for a bit and I think that's people forget that that's a thing. Yeah. The activity of smoking isn't just for the intoxication it's it's a time to sit back and just breathe literally that's what you do. Just breathe for a minute. Take a break. Just take a few minutes to breathe. Almost like smells like a cigar to me. Okay. Like when it's burning there's almost a cigar -y or maybe not a cigar but like I guess what's a Swiss or sweet? That's a cigar. I was gonna say like you're like a flavored cigar. Yeah. I was thinking like Swiss or sweet. Like a vanilla or or like. Yeah. Yeah that would make sense. Vanilla. Russian cream. Yeah see that's that's probably whatever it is that all those things have in common. The first thing I ever smoked was a clove strawberry clove cigarette when I was 14 with my cousins Amy and Brian. I the first time I smoked was a clove cigarette. Yeah. Yeah Kim. Yeah I can see that. Yeah we were we were laying down on the driveway cuz cuz both parents were gone there were no cars there and it was I think I don't know it was we were just hanging out she's like I'm gonna go smoke and I was like what? No I actually knew that she had smoked could but she would only do it like in her car like I don't remember her being. That makes sense. Or around I don't remember her doing it around the rinse if you will. That's something I I would I liked clove cigarettes I liked the way they tasted they were delicious I think that's ones that are flavored.

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Fresh "Russian" from Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller

00:07 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh "Russian" from Stephanie Miller

"The newspaper used to be owned by a Jew was who sent and murdered in the death camps along with his family. And her grandfather proceeded them to turn anti out -Semitic propaganda, inflaming anti -Jewish hatred as the Holocaust. This is Michael Mack. Yes. So and again, of course, she's not responsible for the sins of her grandfather and nobody saying that the problem is that she was actively presenting him as a victim, that she was presenting this narrative of these people were war victims and these people should be and when she was caught, she basically just blamed Russian propaganda and walked away. And again, not it's the fact that she's not responsible for her grandfather. She is responsible for twisting history and for revisionism and for presenting a perpetrator as a victim. And that just shows you that, you know, of course, Hunka didn't think anything would happen because you have the deputy prime minister who was caught whitewashing a Nazi collaborator and nothing happened. So I'm glad that Canada is looking at it. Can you talk about Poland and the education ministry saying that they want Hunka extradited to be tried? I mean, the man is 98 years old. it? There's a mix of politics and real pain happening there. The education minister is part of a far right section of Poland. OK, so it's hard to say that he's simply doing it because of his care for this. It's a political issue. And unfortunately, this has led to a lot of tension between Poland and Ukraine because Poland is one of But because these units like SS Galichina, they had committed horrible crimes against its Polish civilians. This unit, it wasn't good at actually fighting. It lost when it fought actual troops. The only thing he was pretty good at was suppressing resistance and committing war crimes against unarmed civilians. So Poland very much feels this pain when Ukraine, which is its ally, insists on honoring But Russia is also using it and pro -Russian factions in the Polish society, are using you to drive a wedge between Poland and So the Polish, he's doing it because there's genuine pain pain there because SS Galichina did commit war crimes. But there's also a political aspect There's a lot of unfortunately dirty politics involved in it on both sides. Well, Lev Galinkin, we want to thank to you for it. This is in Germany. Thank you. We'll link to your latest piece in The Forward. It's headlined Canada's House Speaker resigns of over celebration 98 year old who fought in Nazi unit. Lev Galinkin's memoir is titled Pack a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka, a memoir of Soviet Ukraine. Next up, speak we to the deputy foreign minister of Cuba about the recent attack on the Cuban embassy in Washington, D .C. and more stay with us. NBC News Radio. I'm Jim Forbes. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is offering little to no clear answer on the next step for government funding. He spoke to reporters Friday after House Republicans met for almost three hours to come up with a plan to avoid a shutdown. I think we had a interesting conversation there, continue but we work through trying to find the way out of this. I firmly believe there are no winners in a government shutdown, and I think that's the best way forward to make sure government does not shut down. McCarthy said he thinks Senate a bill without $6 billion in funding to Ukraine could pass in the House, adding Democrats will he thinks oppose it. Earlier Friday, the House failed to pass a GOP -led short -term funding bill that included deep cuts and border provisions. The government is set to shut down this weekend if to reach a deal. Severe rain and flooding continue to pummel the Northeast. Both New Jersey and New York have issued declarations, emergency with New York Governor Kathy Hochul

A highlight from 683:Binance Exits Russia & SECs High-Stakes Terraform Probe

The Crypto Overnighter

04:08 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from 683:Binance Exits Russia & SECs High-Stakes Terraform Probe

"Good evening, and welcome to The Crypto Overnight -er. I'm Nick Ademus, and I will be your host as we take a look at the latest cryptocurrency news and analysis. So sit back, relax, and let's get started. And remember, none of this is financial advice. And it's 10 p .m. Pacific on Thursday, September 28th, 2023. Welcome back to The Crypto Overnight -er, where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas, and no BS. But we do have the news, so let's talk about that. Tonight, we're diving deep into the intersections of law and crypto. Whether it's Binance cutting ties with Russia, the SEC's ongoing tussle with Terraform Labs, or the courtroom drama unfolding around Sam Bankman -Fried, legal battles are shaping the landscape. But that's not all. Central banks are toying with DeFi, while PayPal is making strategic crypto alliances. It's a jam -packed night tonight, folks. Let's get started. Binance sold its entire Russian business to ComEx. This move comes as Binance faces mounting legal risks in Russia. ComEx is a newly -launched crypto exchange. It offers a wide range of products, including Spot, Futures, and P2P services. Binance's chief compliance officer, Noah Perlman, stated that operating in Russia is not compatible with Binance's compliance strategy. He said they're focusing their energy on the 100 -plus other countries where they operate. Binance assured that all assets of existing Russian users are safe. The offboarding process may take up to a year. Binance will work with ComEx to migrate its assets. Unlike other international deals in Russia, Binance will have no ongoing revenue split from the sale, nor does it maintain any option to buy back shares in the business. Last month, Binance removed five sanctioned Russian lenders from its site. The Wall Street Journal reported that Binance was helping Russians move money abroad. This came after U .S. Justice Department investigations into whether Binance had been used by Russians to evade U .S. sanctions. Binance CEO, Chengpeng Zhao, took to Twitter to clarify some points. He said that ComEx does not service U .S. or EU users. They have IP address checks and KYC blocks in place, which was something that Binance asked for in the deal. CZ also clarified that he holds no shares in ComEx and didn't financially benefit from the deal. CZ also mentioned that some former Binance team members from the Commonwealth of the Independent States may transition to ComEx. He thinks that's a good thing. The sale of Binance's Russian unit to ComEx is a significant move. It speaks volumes about the regulatory landscape crypto businesses are navigating in. Binance's decision to exit Russia is a clear sign that the exchange is taking compliance seriously, especially in the face of U .S. sanctions and ongoing investigations. This could be seen as a strategic retreat to focus on markets where the regulatory environment is more favorable. CZ's denial of ownership in ComEx is noteworthy. It dispels rumors and adds a layer of transparency to the deal. The fact that ComEx will not service EU or U .S. users is also significant. It shows that the new exchange is taking a cautious approach to compliance, likely to avoid the pitfalls that Binance itself encountered. The offboarding process for existing Russian users will take up to a year, which raises questions about the logistics and security of such a transition. That's a long window that could be exploited if not managed carefully. The absence of an ongoing revenue split or a buyback option in the deal indicates that Binance is cutting ties with Russia in a very final manner. This isn't a temporary measure, but a calculated exit. It's clear that Binance is tightening its compliance strategy. They're exiting a market fraught with legal risks to focus on more compliant operations. Even giants like Binance have to play by some rules or at least know when to exit the game. All right, you've just heard about Binance's tactical exit from Russia, a development that cannot be ignored. Compliance is the new battlefield and it's reshaping the crypto world. But while Binance is navigating Russian law, let's pivot to U .S. shores where another legal battle is simmering. Make sure to hit that like button and subscribe to stay updated.

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Fresh update on "russian" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:08 min | 4 hrs ago

Fresh update on "russian" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Now police believe that Davis is the shot caller the person who organized the plan to kill the rapper. He's the uncle the of suspected shooter. He's long been linked to the case. Back in 2019 he wrote in a tell -all memoir that that he was in the Cadillac when the shooting started. Turning to Ukraine tonight Ukraine and Russia are both firing drones Ukraine appears to be winning that phase of the war but Russia may be on the brink of a huge victory in the information war. Listen but verify. Radovan Novorski is Slovakia's ambassador to U .S. the and he's warning Russian operatives including the Russian Embassy in Slovakia are aggressively using disinformation. Using big media companies tools to force their narrative in in Slovak public. That big media is Facebook and they've been so successful that Robert Ficho the former prime minister of Slovakia who says Ukraine should not get report any from Slovakia may win this election. That will be quite a significant breach in quite unified position of NATO allies. And it's absolutely critical because Slovakia shares a border with Ukraine. WTOP's national security correspondent JJ Green. What resources are for available federal workers facing the loss of a paycheck in this expected government shutdown? We've got that in a couple minutes on here WTOP. Hi I'm Patricia Ferrick president of FBC Bank. With me today is CEO Richard Zarek and CFO Nadine Shwery of Mission First and their new acquisition Ardent. Richard, Nadine, as a valued customer of FBC Bank, would you please tell us about your

A highlight from "Shanghai makes moves to boost blockchain adoption." Sep 27, 2023

Daily Crypto Report

04:18 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from "Shanghai makes moves to boost blockchain adoption." Sep 27, 2023

"It's 8 a .m. Eastern, September the 27th, and this is your Daily Crypto Report. Bitcoin is up slightly at $26 ,789, ETH is up slightly at $1 ,626, and Binance Coin is down slightly at $215. The second intermediate people's court in Shanghai recently has called Bitcoin a unique and non -replicable asset. This move represents a shift from China's typically strict anti -crypto policy, providing Bitcoin with a newfound layer of legitimacy. Despite a nationwide crypto ban in China, the court's ruling indirectly acknowledges the financial nature of digital currencies. It delves into the complexities of Bitcoin's legal status, emphasizing its monetary and property attributes. The ruling came just before the Shanghai municipal government unveiled an action plan to boost blockchain development in the city by 2025. The plan aims to achieve breakthroughs in blockchain system security, cryptographic algorithms, smart contracts, and more. These advancements will support the municipal blockchain basic service platform and various sectors like government affairs, cross -border trade, finance, metaverse, and data circulation. The plan emphasizes talent development in the blockchain industry, encouraging institutes and companies to hire blockchain professionals and nurture young talents. This initiative aligns with China's ongoing focus on blockchain technology despite banning crypto transactions in 2021. While Binance is selling its entire Russian business to ComX as part of its exit from the market due to compliance concerns, Binance's chief compliance officer stated that operating in Russia no longer aligns with the exchange's compliance strategy. ComX, a recently launched crypto exchange, will take over Binance's Russia operations. Binance's exit from Russia includes the discontinuation of all exchange services and business lines in the country. Unlike some international companies in Russia, Binance will not retain any ongoing revenue split or an option to repurchase shares in the business. More on Binance, the firm has reopened its crypto exchange platform for registration and access in Belgium three months after the country's financial regulator ordered it to cease operations. Now to continue using Binance, Belgian users must accept Binance Poland's terms of use and resubmit KYC verification per Polish regulatory requirements. The move follows Binance's regulatory challenges in various European countries, including France, where it's reportedly under investigation for money laundering. And finally, Sam Bankman -Fried won't be able to tell the jury about his pretrial detention in jail, among other factors. During his upcoming trial, a district court judge ruled on what can be discussed during the trial. SBF can't bring up his family background, health, age, or the fact that he's been in jail awaiting trial. The trial itself will focus narrowly on the specific allegations against him, avoiding hot -button topics related to FTX's bankruptcy and his prior good acts. However, evidence of his alleged illegal campaign finance scheme will be allowed as it's directly related to the charged offenses. He has, though, been granted the ability to ask Department of Justice witnesses about the recreational drug use, provided his lawyers notify the court in advance. Additionally, the prosecution can introduce evidence related to FTX's bankruptcy during the trial. The trial will also delve into the FTT token and whether it was manipulated by other FTX insiders. SBF's lawyers are still attempting to secure his release from jail, where he has been held since August. The trial is set to begin in early October. Well, that's all for us today. Visit us at dailycryptoreport .io for sources and links. And listen to us, everyone else you podcast under Daily Crypto Report. you We'll see then. It's pretty eerie, you know, you're in a place that no human's ever been before. This is Armchair Explorer, where the world's greatest adventurers tell their best stories from the road. And four of us were swept down the side of the mountain, and then I knew there was no way out of this thing. From the heart pounding to the inspiring and the downright insane. Find Armchair Explorer, a part of APT Podcast Studios, wherever you get your podcasts. Go and find what it is in the world that matches that wildness in yourself.

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Fresh update on "russian" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:05 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "russian" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Anesthesia. Virginia's premier implant and sedation center. Our experienced dream team and cutting edge dental tech ensure quality care and safety under one roof. Your life changing smile is within reach. Call today 571 -83 -relax. That's 571 571 -relax -83 or visit novadentalanesthesia .com. Nova dental anesthesia, where comfort meets dentistry. This is WTOP News 552. It's crunch time millions for of folks across the country with student loan debt. Even if the government shuts down over the you weekend, still got to pay when the payments restart soon. Some experts say some people already are having problems trying to pay back their loans. Executive director of the student borrower protection center Mike Pierce says right now people are already experiencing problems with student loan servicers. They are routinely providing information wrong to people. They're keeping people on hold for hours. The system itself is not working. And he says if the government shuts down, people are not going to have the benefit of the federal employees at the Department of Education that are there to fix problems and that are there to keep these student loan companies honest. says He people trying to pay back their loans can expect things to get worse. Acacia James, WTOP Well now to the war in Ukraine. Ukraine and Russia are both firing drones and missiles at each other. Ukraine appears to be winning that phase of the war, but Russia may be on the brink of a huge victory in the information war. but Listen, verify. Radovan Novorski is Slovakia's ambassador to the US and he's warning Russian operatives, including the Russian Embassy in Slovakia, are aggressively using disinformation. using big media companies tools to force their narrative in in Slovak public. That big media is Facebook and they've been so successful that Robert Ficho, the former Prime Minister of Slovakia, who says Ukraine should not get any support from Slovakia, may win this election. That will be quite a significant breach in quite a unified position of NATO allies. And it's absolutely critical because Slovakia shares a border with Ukraine. That's WTOP national security correspondent JJ Green. Now here's what's ahead on 7 News this evening. Good afternoon, I'm 7 News On Your Side's Alison Starling coming up at 6 with a government shutdown all but certain 7 News is examining the impact, not just on federal workers and the local economy, but thousands of preschoolers in the area will explain. Plus, we're monitoring the ride home on Metro after this morning's derailment near Reagan National Airport. Investigators have zeroed in on a cause which they say highlights the need for updated rail cars. That's tonight on 7 News on Your Side at 6. Sports at 25 and 55 powered by and Maximus moving people and innovation forward. Well, George Wallace, despite your prediction that my Ravens will lose, I am still

A highlight from Operation Atlantic Resolve

Dennis Prager Podcasts

08:20 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from Operation Atlantic Resolve

"Well then, welcome to the Dennis Prager Show. Bob France sitting in and yeah, you hear the music, you know where I'm coming to you from. Cleveland, Ohio, the home base, therelieffactor .com studios if you will. Our WHK radio, AM1420, the answer here in Cleveland, Ohio. An honor to be sitting in for Dennis once again. And of course today being Yom Kippur, which is why Dennis is off today. As he has of course been celebrating the holy days and starting back with Rosh Hashanah. The Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. And it's a wonderful thing. It really is. I kind of have to familiarize myself not being Jewish myself. I have to familiarize myself with some of the days and some of the reasons and the explanations for the calendar. And Yom Kippur is one of the ones that to me is the most solemn. A Day of Atonement, a day of reflection and looking inside and asking for forgiveness for the shortcomings that perhaps we have and so forth. And so to Dennis and to everyone who is commemorating and or celebrating and or taking part in participating in the Yom Kippur day today. This very important Day of Atonement. God's blessings to you all. Seriously, really appreciate that. In the meantime, we've got work to do. We have a lot of very important things to talk about and I want you to be a part of the show. 8 Prager776, that's 877 -243 -7776. I want to know, is it acceptable for me to be concerned with the plight of others but being unwilling to do any more than I have already done? And yes, if you're wondering, I'm talking about Ukraine. Yes, if you're wondering, I'm talking about the 113 billion dollars we have already sent to Ukraine to help them ward off the invasion of the Soviet, well, the Russians. Who are trying to rebuild the Soviet empire, I suppose, if you think that they are going to not stop in Ukraine and then advance to other European nations and so forth. I don't think so. I don't think they have the ability to do that any longer. I don't think they are the fearsome foe they were when the Soviet bloc was, of course, raining havoc on Eastern Europe and raining havoc on the world. But I want to talk about the Ukrainian situation. Here's two reasons. Two reasons why. The first of which is the fact that in Canada, over the weekend in front of the Canadian Parliament, the Lord Mayor Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, who came to the United States for the second time, hat in hand, saying please drop all you can into the hat here so that we can go back and continue our war with Russia. They came looking for more money, asking for another 25 billion dollars. And again, I'll get to the point about how I feel about spending that money and how I feel about it going forward in a moment, but he came to the United States and then he went up to Canada. And he went up to Canada before the Canadian Parliament and he sat there and he asked for support and financial remunerations from the Canadians as well. And the Canadians, of course, listened happily. And, you know, we're all all for supporting this. But what they did after that is something that is quite simply incomprehensible to me. Canadian organizations Jewish are among those now slamming the Canadian Parliament for giving voice to and a standing ovation to a man who fought for the Nazis during World War II. All because he is Ukrainian. All because he's Ukrainian. Video and photos show the Canadian Parliament erupting into cheers on Friday after President Zelensky's visit to the capital of Ottawa, when Canadian lawmakers also honored Yaroslav Hunka, a 98 -year -old Ukrainian immigrant who fought for the 1st Ukrainian Division, according to the Toronto Star, the division also known as the Waffen -SS Galicia Division, which fought for the Nazis and its paramilitary arm. The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement, the fact that a veteran who served in a Nazi military unit was invited to... And by the way, this story that I'm starting with, this day, this first hour, this story is not because of today being the Jewish Day of Atonement. This is outrageous. This is when it happened is when it happened. Understand that. The fact that it is occurring, though that we're talking about this and it just happened during these holy days, is another point entirely. The fact that a veteran who served in a Nazi military unit was invited to and given a standing ovation in Parliament is shocking. At a time of rising anti -Semitism and Holocaust distortion, it's incredibly disturbing to see Canada's Parliament rise to applaud an individual who was a member of a unit in the Waffen -SS, a Nazi military branch responsible for the murder of Jews and others, and that was declared a criminal organization during the Nuremberg Trials. Some are calling for full -throated apologies from Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and from Ukrainian President Zelensky. This honor was given to a Ukrainian because everything now has to go Ukraine's way, because Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. We have to come up with untold, unlimited amounts of treasure and time for anything having to do with Ukraine. So they brought a Nazi military fighter, 98 -year -old Nazi fighter in World War II before the Canadian Parliament, and because he's Ukrainian, he got a standing ovation. That's how, beside ourselves, I think we've become with this, we have to do anything and everything we can to help Ukraine. So that's number one. The second reason, by the way, is we continue to try to make some sense out of the, you know, now that we have the actual official figures confirmed by the White House of $113 billion already spent in support of Ukraine. In addition to that, they say that our commitment to helping Ukraine has no end and there is no cost limit. They will do this no matter what the cost for however long it takes. The problem is, of course, there is no end game in sight. There's no end to the commitment that has been identified. When does it end? What standard would it be to say no matter how long it takes to finish the thought? Chuck Schumer? Joe Biden? Mitch McConnell? I don't care if you're Democrat or Republican. If you are giving an unended blank check, an unending blank check to Ukraine, what does that mean? What does that look like? You say for as long as it takes to... fill in the blank. What? Does every Russian in Ukraine have to retreat back across the border or is that not enough? Does every Russian have to leave Crimea, the peninsula that Russia took in 2014 when Obama was president? Or do they just have to stop bombing and stop the fighting? What exactly does it mean to say we're going to give this money until... or I'm sorry, no matter how long it takes to do what? Define the end game. There isn't one.

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Fresh update on "russian" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:04 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "russian" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Is remembering California Senator Dianne Feinstein who at a look your forecast. Thanks for watching. And the bill crafted to avert a government shutdown has gone down to defeat was elected to the House. in Let's get the latest on all of this now from WTOP's Mitchell Miller live today on the Hill. On on this vote the yeas are 198 the nays are 232. The Republican short -term the Senate. It's a big Speaker Kevin setback McCarthy for House who Speaker wanted to send the legislation to the Senate. For its part the Senate is working on its own short -term spending measure but it's not expected to come up for a vote until after the Saturday night shutdown deadline. So now it appears a shutdown is inevitable. As the political drama takes place members of both parties are paying tribute to Senator Dianne Feinstein who served longer than any other woman in the U .S. Senate. For than more three decades she was a powerful force in the Senate serving on influential committees like judiciary and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says she leaves an incredible legacy. Senator Dianne Feinstein was one of the most amazing people who ever graced the Senate, whoever graced the country. The Senate's top Republican Mitch McConnell also has good memories of Senator Feinstein. ...was a trailblazer and her beloved home state of California and our entire nation are better for her dogged advocacy and diligent service. Feinstein cast her last vote yesterday. It was a vote to open up debate on the short -term spending bill that the federal government shut down. Reporting live on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller, WTOP News. Well, as you can imagine, those who work for the federal government have lots of questions. One of them might be what happens to their paychecks. When will they get paid? Well, when the shutdown ends, probably a week. No paycheck during a shutdown, correct. But they're guaranteed the pay after the shutdown at some point. Correct. Congress passed the law, I think it was in 2019 or 2020, that guarantee would pay after a shutdown. That's Federal News Network's Jason Miller and Jeffrey Walensky. If you or a government contractor what happens? This is really bad for contractors. They will not get paid. There is no back pay. And if the agency says we don't have any money on this contract anymore, everything stops. Miller says most workers federal have not yet received furlough notices. New this afternoon a Leesburg jury has found former Loudoun County Public Schools Chief Scott Ziegler guilty of one misdemeanor charge and not guilty of another lesser charge. WETOP's Scott Gelman joined us earlier this hour. Just after 2 .30 jury came in reading the verdict again finding former Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler guilty of using his public position to retaliate and not guilty of that lesser charge. That the was case. Now the penalty for that particular charge that he was found guilty of use public of position for retaliation could face up to 12 months in jail and or a $2 ,500 was a fine. Special Education teacher Erin Brooks was here in court today as the jury poor person read red the verdict. Her head was in her hands and then got up with some tissues and left the court. She did not offer any comment as as she was leaving. Again, that's WETOP Scott Gelman Ziegler sentencing is tentatively set for January of next year. 335 now to the war in Ukraine. Ukraine and Russia are both firing and the jury is on the brink of a huge of victory a in the information war. WETOP national security correspondent JJ Green joins us with details the JJ. Listen, but very fine. Radovan Novoselic is Slovakia's ambassador to the US warning Russian operatives including the Russian Embassy in Slovakia are aggressively using disinformation, using big media companies tools to force their narrative in in slovak public that big media is facebook and they've been so successful that Robert Fico, the former prime minister of Slovakia, who says Ukraine should not get any support from Slovakia may win this election. That will be quite a significant breach in quite unified position of NATO allies. And it's absolutely critical because Slovakia shares a border with Ukraine. Reporting live JJ Green, WTOP news. JJ, is it possible Russia could to use win this disinformation war? Absolutely, yes they can. Look at the US, a lot of people inside the US, some of them on Capitol Hill are repeating Moscow's talking points in their opposition to US Ukraine. Why is that? Mexico's president Manuel Lopez Obrador slamming the US for supporting Ukraine, African nations, some of the poorest on the planet openly supporting Ukraine, or rather Russia in its war with Ukraine. Slovakia's election is tomorrow. If Robert Fichow wins, that will be the first NATO country that will turn its back on Ukraine and support Moscow's narrative. A huge victory for Russia because they'll use that to say NATO is not unified in supporting Ukraine and claim that this war is a war the US and the West are coordinating to bring down Vladimir Putin. And if Ukraine loses its support, it loses the war. Thanks, JJ. You're welcome. WTO P national security correspondent JJ Green coming up funny news after traffic and weather. A new park opens in Crystal City next week. Bring your appetite. I'm Jeff Guibel. And we'll have the latest on the train derailment on its 337. This is the lunch rush at your local deli orders of flying in online on the phone and in person order for Nick. 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A highlight from All The Polls Spell Great News For Donald Trump

Mike Gallagher Podcast

03:45 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from All The Polls Spell Great News For Donald Trump

"What a wild weekend. You can't make this stuff up. The Washington Post produces a poll that shows that Trump crushes Biden head to head. And then the Washington Post itself says, now, don't believe the poll. It's probably an outlier. They trash their own poll. They're so worried about the momentum that this is giving to Donald Trump that they're trying to discredit their own work. You know, these aren't cheap. They spent considerable money on this poll, thousands of dollars, and their takeaway after the poll points towards Trump defeating Biden by 10 points nationally. The Washington Post says, oh, it's weighted in a polling. You should hear the never Trumpers. You ought to hear people trying to distance themselves. I mean, they're running around in Washington, D .C. with their hair on fire. Funny thing about polls. We should learn by now not to believe them or trust them. Polling showed that there was going to be a huge red wave in 2022. So we know by now that doesn't always work out. However, in this case, what it does do is provide a semblance of momentum for one Donald J. Trump. And in this case, the perception can become the reality. The momentum keeps going. He keeps building. He keeps growing in popularity. The numbers keep soaring. And again, it's more of a perception thing than it is reality. Here's a reality. can The Democrats scream about a rigged election all they want, and nobody bats an eye. If anybody on our side questions the outcome of an election, we're crazy election deniers who ought to be in jail. But when Hillary does it, it's A -OK. Check this out. Here's Hillary sitting down with circleback Psaki, who's got her own show now over on MSNBC. Listen to Hillary still squealing about election interference and Russian collusion. Vladimir Putin has obviously your friend, your friend and mine. He has intervened in our election in the past. It's not something, as you experienced firsthand, it's not something we talk about a lot. Do you fear that that is something that could be happening for 2024? And do you think we should be talking about it more? Well, I think we should be talking about it more because I don't think despite all of the, you know, deniers, there's any doubt that he interfered in our election or that he has interfered in many ways in the internal affairs of other countries, funding political parties, funding political candidates, buying off government officials in different places. So that is his opus, you know, his opus operandi in the sense that he hates democracy. He particularly hates the West and he especially hates us. Now, you know what I love about that? Her use of the word deniers. You talk about projection. So what she's trying to claim is if you say that Trump won legitimately in 2016, you're not a denier when the truth is they're the she's the election denier and she thinks it happened in 2016 and she thinks it's going to happen again.

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Fresh update on "russian" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:10 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "russian" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

"Happen because both sides see it's within their interest to go to a shutdown, say to we want to make our stand on this particular issue regardless of the obviously real economic and operational consequences to the country and to the government. Most of those conversations have been happening among Republicans. They've said that unless there are some severe cuts to domestic spending to try to control the debt and something to more funding and more policies to try to beef up border security between U .S. and Mexico, then they're willing to put their foot down. And on then the other side of the aisle, you've got people like Democrats and more moderate Republicans in both the House and the Senate are saying we need continue to funding the government. We need to continue funding Ukraine's effort to rebut the Russian invasion and that a shutdown has those really deleterious consequences. Republicans tend to get blamed for these shutdowns. We saw that in 2018, 2019, when there was a border -related shutdown, as well as the Obamacare shutdown in 2013. It's a politically difficult position. Yeah, certainly is. And even if government workers get off the job after Sunday, we know Bloomberg government's reporter Congress Zach Cohen will keep following this in the days to come. Thanks, Zach. whether you're an in do you need a voice video and messaging app with capabilities that grow with your business? Vonage does that. Get a single app for your all meetings and communications and the flexibility to add new users with their existing phone numbers. You can even add local phone numbers from different markets, integrate with leading CRMs, set up a virtual assistant and access up to 50 premium calling features globally. It's everything you need to handle your business communications and today tomorrow. what See else Vonage can do for you at Vonage .com. Together we have the opportunity to build a more sustainable and inclusive future. At the Bloomberg New Economy Forum we help possibility make this a reality by cultivating new

Monitor Show 19:00 09-24-2023 19:00

Bloomberg Radio New York - Recording Feed

01:29 min | 5 d ago

Monitor Show 19:00 09-24-2023 19:00

"Today, ophthalmologists can get countless hours to practice their surgical skills before operating on real patients, thanks to fundamental VR and Orbis's Metaverse training platform. Learn more at meta .com slash metaverse impact. I'm getting the data. There's lots of other data, sort of the non -government data that we look at, and I guess we'd have to rely on that more. Data that's different. Yeah. Thanks very much. The next hour of Bloomberg Daybreak Asia begins right now. The big three can emerge as winners. Hollywood studios and screenwriters are close to resolving a dispute over a contract renewal. Apple may be scaling up its India production by more than five -fold over the next five years. New Biden polling on the economy is dismal. China warning military personnel about being careful with whom they associate. Russian foreign minister to visit North Korea. I'm Ed Baxter with Global News. Arsenal and Tottenham played to a draw in the North London derby. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have that story and more coming up in Bloomberg Sports.

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Monitor Show 18:00 09-24-2023 18:00

Bloomberg Radio New York - Recording Feed

01:54 min | 5 d ago

Monitor Show 18:00 09-24-2023 18:00

"Today, ophthalmologists can get countless hours to practice their surgical skills before operating on real patients, thanks to fundamental VR and Orbis' Metaverse training platform. Learn more at meta .com slash metaverse impact. Good morning at 5 a .m. Wall Street time for the latest on markets overseas and the news you need to start your day. I'm Tom Busby. Stay with us. Top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. The big three can emerge as winners. Hollywood studios and screenwriters are close to resolving a dispute over a contract renewal. Apple may be scaling up its India production by more than five fold over the next five years. New Biden polling on the economy is dismal. China warning military personnel about being careful with whom they associate. Russian foreign minister to visit North Korea. I'm Ed Baxter with Global News. Arsenal and Tottenham played to a draw in the North London derby. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have that story and more coming up in Bloomberg Sports. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington D .C., Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119 and around the world on Bloombergradio .com and via the Bloomberg Business App. Hi everybody, good morning on this Monday morning.

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A highlight from Congressman Mike Lawler (R-NY) on the Crack-Up in the House GOP Caucus

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:35 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from Congressman Mike Lawler (R-NY) on the Crack-Up in the House GOP Caucus

"United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earn great pay, outstanding federal benefits, and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at CBP .gov slash career slash USBP. Welcome to today's podcast sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale, Hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at Q4Hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Hi Canada, Hugh Hewitt live inside of Studio North here and on the Salem News Channel. Good morning. A lot happened overnight. The Ukrainian armored columns pushing towards the Sea of Azov broke through the last line of Russian defenses. It's a narrow breakthrough, but it is a breakout. The Telegraph of Great Britain reporting that the Ukrainian military punched through a section of Russia's main defensive line on the southern front with an armored assault for the first time. Video footage from the front lines is seen. The Wall Street Journal followed with Ukraine sends first armored vehicles through breach in Russian defenses. That would be a significant milestone in the three and a half month counter offensive aimed at cutting Russia's occupying army in two. Too bad they don't have the attack. Joe Biden has refused to send. This would be over at this point. Senator J .D. Vance made a good point yesterday that Joe Biden wants blank check. Doesn't have a strategy. Well, he's incoherent. That's why I didn't have a strategy. And as a result, some Republicans, I think up to 30 of the 265 senators and Republicans who are up there are turning against Ukraine aid because Joe Biden can't lead. He can't articulate. Speaking of which, presidents in a world of hurt this morning. I mean, a world of hurt. Not only is he getting crushed on the migrant invasion, it's not a flow, it's not an influx, it's not a new wave. It is quite simply an invasion. Hundreds of thousands of people, 10 ,000 people a day are being met, greeted and turned loose. And those are the people that we see at the border. And President Biden got up at a fundraiser last night, repeated the same thing twice within two minutes. John Lemire of AP reporting, giving people pause. Then he went over to the Congressional Latino Caucus to address them. And he said this again. It's the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he's talking to, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Joe Biden says this cut number 12. I mean, this is certainly my dad. You say everyone, everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.

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A highlight from THOUGHTCRIME Ep. 14  Ukraine's Top Tranny Gets Fired. Russell Brand vs. The World. Thinking About Rome?

The Charlie Kirk Show

05:20 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from THOUGHTCRIME Ep. 14 Ukraine's Top Tranny Gets Fired. Russell Brand vs. The World. Thinking About Rome?

"Hey, feeling unsure about your finances these days? You're not alone. That's why Noble Gold Investments is here to help. Just hear it straight from the people who they've helped. The Noble crew walked me through everything with no stress. With their help, I could finally sleep easy at night. And now this month, Noble Gold Investments is handing out a free 5 -ounce silver America the Beautiful coin if you qualify for an IRA. Invest in gold and silver with Noble Gold Investments. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com right now. That is noblegoldinvestments .com right now. Hey everybody, happy Saturday. Thought Crimes, how often do you think about the Roman Empire? We ask that question more than you might believe. We also talk about the differences between men and women, micro versus macro. We cover Russell Brand, Ukraine, and more. Email us as always, freedom at charliekirk .com. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Become a member to listen to our show advertiser free at charliekirk .com and click on the members tab. And as always, you can email us freedom at charliekirk .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go. What you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie, he's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country, he's done an amazing job. Building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. The revolution continues, we can still commit thought crimes. For now, joining us tonight is fan favorite, 10 out of 10 rated, Blake Neff. Say hi, Blake. Hello. That's where he goes. Hi, Blake. Andrew. Andrew Colvitt. Yes. Hello, sir. Andrew and Jack Pessobic. I can't wait for the Halloween episode where Blake is like, Okay, let's dive right into it. Jack, true or false? We got a tranny fired. True. 100 % true. Although, if I might add, the tranny has not just been fired. This is in the quote unquote Sarah Ashton Cirillo, actually known as Mike Ashton Cirillo, the spokes tranny for the Ukrainian military. Not just fired, but actually placed under military investigation. So very excited. Not a good thing to be under military. So do we have the tape? We have the tape of her talking about the Russian devils. And then the question is, was there a Russian devil that was taken up by other means, which actually segues to our second topic? We'll see. That is a real thought, crime. But Jack, build this out. You're on some sort of Ukrainian hit list. Ukrainian government wants you dead. So Jack, tell us about it, and then we'll get to it. So yeah, the Ukrainian government, specifically their intelligence service, the SBU, has this roughly to peacemaker, but it's been referred to as a kill list or a hit list where they will place people that they consider to be quote enemies of Ukraine. And now Elon Musk appeared on this list at one point. The pope appeared on this list at one point. Tucker Carlson, Glenn Greenwald are on this list. And while we might think it's funny or silly, there's actually an American hostage right now that's being held by the Ukrainian government, a blogger and YouTuber by the name of Gonzalo Lira, who was living in Ukraine and was posting on his YouTube channel that he disagreed with Zelensky's government. He was then summarily arrested by the special services of Ukraine and has since disappeared. There have also been people that were placed on this list, including an Italian journalist, Andrea Rochelli, and numerous Russian bloggers, as well as one girl who's the daughter of a Russian political figure who were assassinated in Russia using car bombs and other improvised explosive devices after being placed on this list. After their killings, their entries on this dossier list wrote liquidated. So I was placed on this list and I was made aware of that earlier this week, right around the same time that you were really exposing everything, this American, I guess the word is American recruit for Ukrainian forces. Ashton Cirillo was saying in this completely unhinged rant, saying all Russian propagandists will be hunted down wherever you are and your teeth will Nash as we we we show you justice, only he's not the one who was dishing out the justice. It turns out he's actually the one who's facing justice now. And so let's play the tape here. And this is now play cut 22. Russia hates the truth that their obsessive focus on a Ukrainian volunteer is simply allowing the light of the Ukrainian nation's honesty to shine brightly.

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A highlight from Could Oil and a Gov't Shutdown Screw Up Powell's Plans?

The Breakdown

13:54 min | Last week

A highlight from Could Oil and a Gov't Shutdown Screw Up Powell's Plans?

"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Friday, September 22nd, and today we are talking oil, macro, everything that could throw the economy off. But before we get to that, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link at the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. All right, friends, well, we are sort of continuing the macro story today that we picked up around Powell and the FOMC this week. And one of the questions that Powell was asked was about risks that threatened to knock the economy off course. Two that he mentioned that we're going to spend a little time on today include oil prices and a potential government shutdown. Let's start with oil first. The price of crude oil has steadily increased over the past four months. From a low of around $70 in June, oil reached almost $90 a barrel for the US -based WTI benchmark contract and $95 per barrel and $95 per barrel for international Brent crude earlier this week. The price increase for crude has driven US gas prices back above $3 .80 per gallon, the highest level since last October. Overall, gas prices have ramped up by 20 % since the beginning of the year, according to AAA. Now, there are a number of factors all contributing to steadily increasing oil prices since the June lows. The first is OPEC+. The economic group of oil producing nations led by Saudi Arabia and Russia have recently curbed output. Production cuts, which were agreed to late last year, have been gradually implemented over the past six months. In July, Saudi Arabia voluntarily cut an additional 1 million barrels per day from its production quota, about 10 % of its previous output. Existing production cuts across OPEC have already been extended into next year and analysts expect Saudi Arabia to extend their voluntary cuts until March. On Thursday, Russia further constrained supply by banning the export of diesel and petrol. Russia is one of the world's largest suppliers of diesel alongside their status as producing around 12 % of the global supply of crude oil. The International Energy Agency said last year that Russian refineries produce, quote, roughly double the diesel needed to satisfy domestic demand and typically export half their annual production. Analyst opinions focused on the simplest explanation for the ban, retaliation for sanctions. Henning Gloestien of the Eurasia Group said, Russia wants to inflict pain on Europe and the U .S. and it looks like they're now repeating the playbook from gas and the oil market ahead of the winter months. They're showing that they're not finished using their power over energy markets. The Kremlin said the ban was temporary and aimed at addressing rising energy prices in domestic markets. However, they gave no timeline on when the ban might be lifted. U .S. and European policymakers have largely banned the importation of Russian refined fuel since February, which has required Russian supply to be routed through third party regions including Turkey, North Africa and Latin America. Now, OPEC cuts over the past year were predicated on a weakening demand profile heading into this year. At the time they were announced, recessions were expected across Europe and the U .S. China was an open question with the potential of reopening pushed back in the midst of additional pandemic waves. But since then, the European economy is sputtering along, albeit with dismal manufacturing data out of Germany. The sanctioning of Russian supply has caused European demand to be displaced to other regions with refining capacity, largely India and the Middle East. In the U .S., recession has been continuously pushed off into the future and oil demand is now back at all time highs with no signs of slowing. Although the Chinese economy has hit some turbulence recently, oil demand remains robust. Analysts expect China's oil demand to remain high as Beijing secures strategically important resources. What's more, analysts expect China's oil demand to remain high as Beijing secures strategically important resources in part to mitigate geopolitical risks as well as to shore up its manufacturing and transportation industries. So with oil prices spiking, many are wondering whether the White House will once again intervene in markets using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Between November 2021 and September of last year, the White House authorized a number of SPR releases. The final policy saw one million barrels per day provided into the market over six months. A small amount of oil was restocked earlier this year, but the SPR still sits at a little over half its pre -pandemic level. Earlier this week, a headline circulated proclaiming that quote, Biden says depleting SPR is on the table. This was later found to be a hoax with no legitimate source, but it demonstrates how difficult high oil prices could be for the U .S. economy heading into election season. To wit, many saw the SPR release as a political decision rather than an economic decision heading into the 2022 midterms. In the private sector, U .S. oil inventories have recently hit 40 -year lows of 46 -day supply, well below the longer -term average of 65 days. And while August's inflation reports already showed a small uptick due to oil -related prices, the effect is expected to be more profound across this month. Dario Perkins, an economist at T .S. Lombard said, That said, it is important to keep these recent inflationary developments in context. We are not yet in danger of undoing 12 months of solid disinflationary progress, not even close. Others suggested that high oil prices would have a greater impact on growth rather than inflation. Maya Bhandari, head of multi -asset at BNP Paribas Asset Management said, It really impacts the growth side of the Goldilocks equation rather than the inflation side of things over the long term. Theory is that sustained high oil prices begin to eat into disposable income for households alongside higher costs of production for manufacturing and logistics. These combine to reduce growth and potentially tip the economy into recession. Overall, this situation in the oil markets has, to some, many parallels to the liquid natural gas spike in the winter of 2022. Prices in some markets rose more than tenfold, European energy companies scrambled to secure supply at any cost, and multiple firms went bankrupt due to the volatility in markets. This week, Bloomberg reported that the trading arm of French supplier Total Energies has played a major role in bidding up the price of U .S.-based oil. Their source claimed that the firm is paying a premium for physical U .S. barrels, pushing the spread against futures to levels not seen since last November. With all of that said, there are some signs that the oil market is beginning to cool off. On Thursday, Brent crude futures fell to $92 per barrel, which represented the third straight day of price declines, which is the longest streak in almost a month. Warren Patterson, head of Commodity Strategy at ING, said the Fed's hawkish messaging has quote, put some pressure on risk assets, including oil. The dollar index has risen by 0 .8 % since Chair Powell left the podium, a large enough move to weigh on asset markets. Patterson said he still expects Brent crude to move above the $100 mark in the near term, but that he doesn't anticipate the move will be sustainable. So that is the view on oil overall. The thing that I am definitely going to be watching more than anything else is the political dimension of this. We are now entering the period where everything, even more than usual, is going to be completely wrapped up in what it means for the election season. If prices at the pump keep trending up, it seems very likely that the Biden administration will be willing to do what it takes, including SPR releases, to get those prices down. But that's just something we're going to have to keep an eye on. Now what about that other factor that Powell mentioned? Well yes, indeed, my friends, the US government is once again hurtling towards a shutdown after efforts to pass a short term spending bill were scuttled on the House floor on Thursday. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy attempted to marshal Republicans to vote through a package to keep the government funded past the end of September. Closed door negotiations continued late into Wednesday night, but were apparently unconvincing. The bill currently being considered is the $886 billion Defense Appropriations Act. The bill was stifled in the House after five GOP representatives refused to allow debate to begin by voting against a preliminary procedural rule. Democrats also voted against the measure and appeared to taunt Republicans apparently reveling in seeing the GOP's slim majority descend into chaos. Among the Republican dissenters was Marjorie Taylor Greene, who opposed the inclusion of $300 million in funding to the Ukrainian war effort. On Thursday, Politico reported that Pentagon sources have said Ukrainian operations have been exempted from any shutdown, making that part of the dispute rather moot. McCarthy sent House members home on Thursday night to return to Washington on Tuesday. He told reporters after the failed vote, quote, two people flipped, so I got to figure out how to fix that. That wasn't the impression they had given us. Now, this was McCarthy's third attempt at bringing the bill to the House floor. The current proposal on the table is a 31 -day stopgap funding mechanism to forestall a shutdown to begin next weekend. McCarthy remarked on the change in tone in Congress among that extreme element of the Republican Party, stating that, quote, this is a whole new concept of individuals that just want to burn the whole place down. Now, even if a 31 -day stopgap is passed in the House, it seems unlikely to make its way through the Democrat -controlled Senate. The bill includes a 30 percent temporary cut to domestic agencies and immigration law changes, neither of which are likely to get the seal of approval from Dems. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said instead of decreasing the chance of a shutdown, Speaker McCarthy is actually increasing it by wasting time on extremist proposals that cannot become law in the Senate. House Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries remarked that the situation was playing out as a, quote, Republican civil war. Now, if it comes to pass, this would be the 11th government shutdown since 1980. The logic is that hard -line positions that don't enjoy support in the Congress can be put directly to the American people by shutting down the government and drawing attention to the impasse. Republican Ralph Norman said last week that, quote, we're going to have a shutdown. We believe in what we're doing. The jury will be the country. Still, the record on government shutdowns doesn't really support that strategy. Not one of the 10 previous shutdowns resulted in the dissenting group extracting concessions. Typically, the American people quickly turn on the party they view as blocking access to government services over a petty squabble. Alex Conant, a Republican strategist, said, This is such a dumb fight because there's no principle that we're standing on here. It's just bad tactics. While the dispute is nominally over excessive government spending, with Republican dissenters pushing for funding to be reduced back to 2022 levels, the underlying problem is, of course, the level of discord within the Republican Party. McCarthy was voted in as House Speaker after a record 15 attempts. The process took four days and frequently descended into a farce. This was only the second time in the post -Civil War era that a House Speaker had failed to be elected on the first attempt. Conant noted the terrible optics of a government shutdown of the Republicans' own making heading into election season, stating that, quote, Biden didn't win because of his political skills and soaring oratory. He won because Republicans blew themselves up with Trump. I'm afraid we're seeing history repeat itself, with the GOP once again helping Biden by shooting themselves in the foot. Of course, never one to shy away from controversy, Trump fanned the flames on Wednesday, posting that, quote, Republicans in Congress can and must defund all aspects of Crooked Joe Biden's weaponized government that refuses to close the border and treats half the country as enemies of the state. He added that, quote, This is also the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other patriots. They failed on the debt limit they must not fail now. Use the power of the person to defend the country. Now, zooming out and trying to get away from the politics of the situation, which obviously is not the focus of this show. The reason that this was brought up at last week's FOMC press conference is that a government shutdown would halt the publication of government data. This would include employment, inflation and growth statistics, which are currently playing a key role in guiding Fed policy. Now, given how much the Fed has said over and over again, their policy is going to be driven by data, presumably not having access to that data would be a fairly big deal. Yet in spite of that, Powell tried to put on a brave face, saying, If there is a government shutdown and it lasts through the next meeting, then it's possible we wouldn't be getting some of the data that we would ordinarily get and we would just have to deal with that. Now, by way of some history, the longest ever government shutdown lasted 35 days. The dispute was around funding for the border wall and quickly turned public sentiment against the Trump administration. Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate, but the administration failed to convince their own party to fund the wall. At the time, Democrat Senator Jon Tester called it the most stupid shutdown I have ever seen in my life. However, if this week's display is anything to go by, that 2019 shutdown could soon have some competition for that title. Now, what does this all have to do with the crypto sphere? Well, I think in many ways these are just exemplary of the state of politics in general. And given that, perhaps it's not surprising that former Senator Pat Toomey is not optimistic about the chances of crypto legislation being passed during this Congress. Just prior to retiring from Congress at the beginning of the year, Toomey introduced his own crypto bill, which focused on stablecoin regulations. Now, the House currently has two major crypto bills eligible to be brought for a vote. One would establish a stablecoin framework while the other introduces more broad crypto regulations. While speaking at a Georgetown Law Seminar on Thursday, however, Toomey said, I don't see a path forward in the Senate regardless of how the vote goes in the House. He added that of the two, he sees the stablecoin legislation as having the best shot. The sticking point will likely be Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown. While Brown has been outspoken about the risks of crypto and the need to bring the industry to heel, he has so far remained extremely quiet on exactly what form of legislation would meet his approval. And of course, any crypto legislation would need the support of Democratic senators to pass a vote to become law. Still, during an interview on Thursday, Coinbase Chief Policy Officer Faryar Shirzad said that she thinks that Brown's lack of commitment to a legislative position might actually be a good thing. Shirzad said, Now, last week, Brown wrote a letter to head regulators at multiple agencies urging them to use their existing powers to crack down on non -compliant crypto firms. This of course seems to be the clear intention, at least at the SEC. On Tuesday, the head of that agency's crypto assets and cyber unit, David Hirsch, warned that more enforcement actions would be coming against crypto intermediaries, including DeFi protocols. Still, Toomey, who serves now as an advisor to Coinbase, views stablecoin legislation as the solvable problem. At the moment, Democrats are pushing for the Fed to serve a central role in regulating issuers rather than granting oversight power to state regulators. This preference is believed to be driven by the White House. Toomey said, He thinks that senior Democrats will get on board once the White House is satisfied with the stablecoin proposal. Although that proposal might have to wait until after the election, as Toomey said in the next Congress, I think it's quite possible to get something done.

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A highlight from MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update  | Ethereum Activity Lags Despite Network Upgrades, Altcoin Volatility Surprises

CoinDesk Podcast Network

06:53 min | Last week

A highlight from MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Ethereum Activity Lags Despite Network Upgrades, Altcoin Volatility Surprises

"This episode of Markets Daily is sponsored by Kraken. It's Friday, September 22nd, 2023, and this is Markets Daily from CoinDesk. My name is Noelle Acheson, CoinDesk collaborator and author of the Cryptos Macro Now newsletter on Substack. On today's show, we're talking about Ethereum activity, altcoin volatility, and more. So you don't miss an episode, be sure to follow the podcast on your platform of choice. Just a reminder, CoinDesk is a news source and does not provide investment advice. Now, a markets roundup. Markets this morning seemed to be recovering after a rough few days. Bitcoin has been fairly range -bound for the past 24 hours and at 10 am Eastern Time this morning was up 0 .6 percent, trading at $26 ,607 according to CoinDesk indices. Ether has been doing better so far today, up almost 1 .1 percent over the past 24 hours, trading at $1 ,595. On the week, Bitcoin is up 0 .4 percent, while Ether is down 1 .8 percent. In traditional markets, yesterday was the S &P 500's worst day since the aftermath of the S &P 500's steepest drop in over 100 days. This morning, however, stocks are recovering, with the S &P 500 up over two -tenths from yesterday's close, NASDAQ up almost half a percent, and the Dow Jones up one -tenth of a percent. In Europe, the FTSE is also recovering after yesterday's late trading slump and earlier today was up two -tenths of a percent. This comes in spite of economic releases this morning showing contracting activity from the service sector and a steeper -than -expected year -on -year slump in UK retail sales. Eurozone data out this morning showed a deeper -than -expected contraction in manufacturing activity with new orders declining the most in nearly three years. The German DAX index dropped sharply on the open today but has since largely recovered. The Euro Stoxx 600 index is down almost two -tenths of a percent. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei index fell just over half a percent as the country's year -on -year core inflation came in slightly higher than expected. This is fueling speculation that the Bank of Japan could end its negative rate policy early next year. However, economic growth is a concern. Data out today showed that business activity in Japan slowed to a seven -month low in September. In China, the Shanghai Composite closed up over one -and -a -half percent yesterday. Recent data suggests the growth slump has bottomed out. This is fueling optimism that recent stimulus measures will speed up economic growth. Hong Kong markets also had a good day with the Hang Seng up over half a percent. In commodities, the Brent crude benchmark continued its pullback trading at $93 .27 per barrel, down almost eight -tenths of a percent over the past 24 hours. Concerns about global economic activity are outweighing concerns about tightening oil supply. Yesterday, the Russian government announced gasoline and diesel export restrictions in order to stabilize fuel prices in the domestic market. Gold lost some ground yesterday as investors reacted to the prospect of a stronger US dollar, reaching a weekly low before climbing again. Earlier today, it was trading down almost eight -tenths of a percent at $1 ,927 per ounce. Stay tuned. After the break, we'll take a look at Ethereum activity and is the crypto market's largest meme coin becoming stable? Meet the all -new Kraken Pro, the powerful, customizable, beautiful way to trade crypto. It's Kraken's most powerful trading platform ever, packed with trading features like advanced order management and analytics tools, all in a redesigned, modular trading interface. So head to pro .kraken .com and trade like a pro. Not investment advice. Some crypto products and markets are unregulated. The unpredictable nature of the crypto assets market can lead to loss of funds and profits, maybe subject to capital gains tax. Welcome back. In this section, we're going to look at what's going on with Dogecoin volatility. But first, despite network upgrades, Ethereum's activity is not picking up. In a recent report, JP Morgan analysts noted that Ethereum's Shanghai upgrade, implemented in April to enable the withdrawal of staked tokens, has not delivered much of a boost to network activity. Ethereum's daily transaction count has fallen 12 % since the upgrade, according to the analysts, and the number of daily active addresses has dropped nearly 20%. To be fair, the purpose of the Shanghai upgrade was not to boost Ethereum transactions. It was to encourage staking by making it more flexible. Ethereum's security depends on the spread of its staking network. It has succeeded in that. Since the upgrade, the number of validators has increased by almost 50%. Also, the circulation of Ether has always been heavily influenced by DeFi activity, which is still grappling with regulatory uncertainty, recent exploits and last year's market shocks. But network activity is an important part of liquidity, which is significant for investors. And Bitcoin's activity has been recovering. The average number of daily transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain has more than doubled over the past few months, while the number of active addresses is more than 10 % higher on a seven -day moving average basis. Looking further out, Ethereum has some more upgrades in the pipeline, which will be focused on increasing throughput and therefore also, in theory, network activity. Given the community's success so far in implementing ambitious changes to improve the blockchain's functionality, Ethereum's declining activity now should not necessarily be taken as a sign that the network is less interesting. And finally, just in case you needed more evidence that these markets are, well, strange, this morning Omkar Ghoboli reported that Dogecoin, the largest meme token by market value and typically one of the riskier crypto investments, now has a lower 30 -day historical volatility than Bitcoin. Normally, a decline in volatility signals deep market liquidity and maturity. With Dogecoin, neither is the case at the moment. So, as with Bitcoin, below volatility is yet another sign that investors are staying away. That's it for today's show. I hope you all have a great weekend. You can reach us at podcasts at coindesk .com. Do also please send us questions you'd like us to address on the Spotify Q &A. Follow us and, if you like the show, please leave us a five -star rating on whatever platform you're listening to us on. Markets Daily is produced and edited by Michelle Musso with executive production by Jared Schwartz. I'm Noah Latcheson for Coindesk. We're back tomorrow with more market news and insights.

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A highlight from  Crypto Update  | Ethereum Activity Lags Despite Network Upgrades, Altcoin Volatility Surprises

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

06:53 min | Last week

A highlight from Crypto Update | Ethereum Activity Lags Despite Network Upgrades, Altcoin Volatility Surprises

"This episode of Markets Daily is sponsored by Kraken. It's Friday, September 22nd, 2023, and this is Markets Daily from CoinDesk. My name is Noelle Acheson, CoinDesk collaborator and author of the Cryptos Macro Now newsletter on Substack. On today's show, we're talking about Ethereum activity, altcoin volatility, and more. So you don't miss an episode, be sure to follow the podcast on your platform of choice. Just a reminder, CoinDesk is a news source and does not provide investment advice. Now, a markets roundup. Markets this morning seemed to be recovering after a rough few days. Bitcoin has been fairly range -bound for the past 24 hours and at 10 am Eastern Time this morning was up 0 .6 percent, trading at $26 ,607 according to CoinDesk indices. Ether has been doing better so far today, up almost 1 .1 percent over the past 24 hours, trading at $1 ,595. On the week, Bitcoin is up 0 .4 percent, while Ether is down 1 .8 percent. In traditional markets, yesterday was the S &P 500's worst day since the aftermath of the S &P 500's steepest drop in over 100 days. This morning, however, stocks are recovering, with the S &P 500 up over two -tenths from yesterday's close, NASDAQ up almost half a percent, and the Dow Jones up one -tenth of a percent. In Europe, the FTSE is also recovering after yesterday's late trading slump and earlier today was up two -tenths of a percent. This comes in spite of economic releases this morning showing contracting activity from the service sector and a steeper -than -expected year -on -year slump in UK retail sales. Eurozone data out this morning showed a deeper -than -expected contraction in manufacturing activity with new orders declining the most in nearly three years. The German DAX index dropped sharply on the open today but has since largely recovered. The Euro Stoxx 600 index is down almost two -tenths of a percent. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei index fell just over half a percent as the country's year -on -year core inflation came in slightly higher than expected. This is fueling speculation that the Bank of Japan could end its negative rate policy early next year. However, economic growth is a concern. Data out today showed that business activity in Japan slowed to a seven -month low in September. In China, the Shanghai Composite closed up over one -and -a -half percent yesterday. Recent data suggests the growth slump has bottomed out. This is fueling optimism that recent stimulus measures will speed up economic growth. Hong Kong markets also had a good day with the Hang Seng up over half a percent. In commodities, the Brent crude benchmark continued its pullback trading at $93 .27 per barrel, down almost eight -tenths of a percent over the past 24 hours. Concerns about global economic activity are outweighing concerns about tightening oil supply. Yesterday, the Russian government announced gasoline and diesel export restrictions in order to stabilize fuel prices in the domestic market. Gold lost some ground yesterday as investors reacted to the prospect of a stronger US dollar, reaching a weekly low before climbing again. Earlier today, it was trading down almost eight -tenths of a percent at $1 ,927 per ounce. Stay tuned. After the break, we'll take a look at Ethereum activity and is the crypto market's largest meme coin becoming stable? Meet the all -new Kraken Pro, the powerful, customizable, beautiful way to trade crypto. It's Kraken's most powerful trading platform ever, packed with trading features like advanced order management and analytics tools, all in a redesigned, modular trading interface. So head to pro .kraken .com and trade like a pro. Not investment advice. Some crypto products and markets are unregulated. The unpredictable nature of the crypto assets market can lead to loss of funds and profits, maybe subject to capital gains tax. Welcome back. In this section, we're going to look at what's going on with Dogecoin volatility. But first, despite network upgrades, Ethereum's activity is not picking up. In a recent report, JP Morgan analysts noted that Ethereum's Shanghai upgrade, implemented in April to enable the withdrawal of staked tokens, has not delivered much of a boost to network activity. Ethereum's daily transaction count has fallen 12 % since the upgrade, according to the analysts, and the number of daily active addresses has dropped nearly 20%. To be fair, the purpose of the Shanghai upgrade was not to boost Ethereum transactions. It was to encourage staking by making it more flexible. Ethereum's security depends on the spread of its staking network. It has succeeded in that. Since the upgrade, the number of validators has increased by almost 50%. Also, the circulation of Ether has always been heavily influenced by DeFi activity, which is still grappling with regulatory uncertainty, recent exploits and last year's market shocks. But network activity is an important part of liquidity, which is significant for investors. And Bitcoin's activity has been recovering. The average number of daily transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain has more than doubled over the past few months, while the number of active addresses is more than 10 % higher on a seven -day moving average basis. Looking further out, Ethereum has some more upgrades in the pipeline, which will be focused on increasing throughput and therefore also, in theory, network activity. Given the community's success so far in implementing ambitious changes to improve the blockchain's functionality, Ethereum's declining activity now should not necessarily be taken as a sign that the network is less interesting. And finally, just in case you needed more evidence that these markets are, well, strange, this morning Omkar Ghoboli reported that Dogecoin, the largest meme token by market value and typically one of the riskier crypto investments, now has a lower 30 -day historical volatility than Bitcoin. Normally, a decline in volatility signals deep market liquidity and maturity. With Dogecoin, neither is the case at the moment. So, as with Bitcoin, below volatility is yet another sign that investors are staying away. That's it for today's show. I hope you all have a great weekend. You can reach us at podcasts at coindesk .com. Do also please send us questions you'd like us to address on the Spotify Q &A. Follow us and, if you like the show, please leave us a five -star rating on whatever platform you're listening to us on. Markets Daily is produced and edited by Michelle Musso with executive production by Jared Schwartz. I'm Noah Latcheson for Coindesk. We're back tomorrow with more market news and insights.

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A highlight from MAJOR Mt. Gox Update! (Bitcoin Sell Date Delayed)

The Bitboy Crypto Podcast

06:09 min | Last week

A highlight from MAJOR Mt. Gox Update! (Bitcoin Sell Date Delayed)

"Let's discover some crypto news today. September 21st, it's 1130 AM because we always start on time here, and we got Drew and AJ on the ones and twos. How are you two doing? I'm doing great. Nice white tee, DZ. Nice white tee. Yeah, thank you. Well, I got the V. You got the regular, right? Yeah, you got the regular. Alright, so tomorrow, I'm going to have a deeper V, okay? We were just talking before the show. I want such a deep V that Salt Bae would be embarrassed. He would turn beet red from wearing the deep V, so maybe we have to get it that cut. Drew, your wife actually makes clothing. Will she make a custom deep V for you so we can match? This is absolutely going to happen. Top D with the deep V. Yours has to be in camo. Alright, guys, we're going to talk about Jerome Powell, some of the remarks after. They didn't change the rate hikes, what they mean. Also, we got Bitcoin at Mt. Gox has been moved. What's going on with that? When are these coins going to hit the market? When is this Mt. Gox Bitcoin going to hit the market? Is it going to dump Bitcoin's prices? Is it going down 10K, 1K? So we're going to talk about that as well. We got to talk about Maxine Waters and X potentially turn into a payments platform. Linda Yaccarino, the CEO, tweeted out something last night. We're going to look at that as well. And we got some XRP news. It's going to be a great episode, so please hit that like button, everybody. Are you all feeling good? Are we feeling red? You know, the market's down, but I still feel pretty good. You feeling good? I'm feeling good. Alright. Let's go to blue. Alright, alright. We're also going to have charts with Kelly at the end, too, so it's towards the beginning. Alright, well, let's talk about Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. He spoke at a critical press conference after the interest rates decision. Here are the details. We're just going to break down some of the key takeaways. As expected, they did not increase the interest rate, kept it constant between 5 .25 and 5 .5. And here are the important excerpts from Powell's statement, everybody. We cannot have strong employment market without price stability, so we got to get the price stability in line. Consumer spending is quite strong still. Rebalancing in the labor market is expected to continue. We keep scrolling here. There's a long road ahead for reducing inflation to 2%. And the fact that we decided to keep the policy rate constant does not mean that we reach the policy stance we wanted or not, so they're still leaving themselves open for an interest rate hike. A lot of people think there is going to be an interest rate hike, not the next one, maybe the one after that, maybe in the beginning of the year. And last but not least, we're pretty close to where we need to be. I wouldn't attach greater importance to an interest rate increase. So they're trying to minimize any market impact. I wouldn't attach greater importance to an interest rate increase. I wouldn't care that much if we increase rates. Does that signal that they are going to increase maybe one or two pauses from now? I think that's signaling a strong maybe with a capital M. Yeah, I think a big takeaway from this is where it says the full effects of the Fed's tightening have yet to be felt. And that is definitely the sentiment here. Like this isn't the first time we paused on the interest hikes and the markets have fallen. You know, the past two days on the live stream, everything's going up. Everyone's saying, oh, the price is going up. I'm sitting here saying, I think this is a bull trap. I think the price is coming down because I was looking at the stock market charts, looking at the DXY charts, DXY still going up because of the previous interest hikes coming into play, stock market coming down. But crypto is pumping. I'm thinking to myself, oh, this isn't this isn't going to hold up at all. We're going to come back down the reality. And that has started to happen today. So there you go. Right. All right. Well, let's talk about Japan's economy as well. Japan's economy on the brink as the end stumbles to 148 year low bond yields. So that's a decade or almost 15 decades right there. As Japan contends with depreciating in and rising 10 year bonds, its economy stands at a unique crossroads. The yen's fall to a nearly 150 year to date low against the U .S. dollar brings with it a mixed bag of economic implications. I'm surprised they had the yen that long, you know, throughout all the world wars and everything. Yeah, true. Yeah, yeah. I mean, that's I mean, but still 150 year low, 150. The Bank of Japan now faces the intricate task of maintaining currency stability and keeping yields low amidst a high public debt environment. Complicating the test further is the yen dollar carry trade, which could intensify the pressure on the yen as the interest rate difference between Japan and the U .S. widens. So we're going to be keeping an eye out on that. We did lose the Internet, but it looks like we got it back. All right, Russia. Let's talk about Russia here. Let's rush into this next area. Russian Central Bank replenishes gold reserves to 2023 highs amid economic sanctions, according to a report by Kitco. That's where I use all my silver pricing data. Data from the IMF's international financial statistics reveals that Russia's central bank increased its gold reserves in August, apparently returned to the initial levels at the start of the year. Twenty three hundred tons. It was later confirmed by the World Gold Council. That just sounds like a shadowy group right there. The World Gold Council sounds like a bunch of bond villains. Kitco also reports that Russia is bolstering its reserves to mitigate the impact of Western economic sanctions, particularly those related to its invasion of Ukraine in February. Often we see Ray Dalio made this big, bold prediction as we see an empire on the decline. Debt is relative. And so, yeah, America's debt's terrible, but Japan's is worse. China's is worse. You know, everyone else is worse. So a lot of people use that data point, say America's debt can just get as bad as it wants to be, as long as it's not that bad relative to the rest of the globe. We're in no worry whatsoever. The other side of that coin would be, well, people will eventually stop buying debt and what are they going to start buying? They're going to buy gold, maybe some digital gold as well. So I'm expecting gold to go up. But silver silver price still lags gold. Have you ever done a deep dive on gold versus silver? I wonder if people even want that. Just would you want gold, silver data or you just want only crypto? I remember like a year ago, we were talking about doing a video that was I think we did a video that was like Bitcoin compared to gold and then Bitcoin compared to silver and then silver compared to gold. And it was it wasn't the most interesting video, in my opinion.

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A highlight from Growing Unease: Current Administrations Approach to Security and Travel with David Bellavia

The Financial Guys

28:04 min | Last week

A highlight from Growing Unease: Current Administrations Approach to Security and Travel with David Bellavia

"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.

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A highlight from Mike Signorelli

The Eric Metaxas Show

11:23 min | Last week

A highlight from Mike Signorelli

"Trump calls Florida heartbeat bill a terrible mistake, and Mike Pence talks war with Russia. So I think if you will allow me to speak critically of Donald Trump for five minutes, I will speak critically. No, no, no, no. Look, you know, and I know, everybody listens who to this program knows that I don't think Trump is perfect. I think he ought to be the next president. And I think that, as you know about me and about many people listening to this program, that we are radically pro -life. We think it's a moral issue. And I think that Trump has made, I think he misspoke. I think it was, I don't know. Well, talk about it so people understand what we're talking about. Donald Trump went on face the nation and said that the heartbeat bill Ron DeSantis bravely signed in Florida was a terrible thing, a terrible mistake. And he said that he wouldn't commit to supporting any kind of federal restriction on the taking of unborn life. And he said with characteristic real estate bravado, well, I'm going to have policies that are going to make everybody happy. Everybody's going to walk away happy from the table. That is not how things work. When you're talking about life and death issues, Mr. President, that is how things might work. If you're negotiating over ownership of a golf course. All right. All right. Each of you is going to get nine holes. Okay. You'll each get nine holes. It's wonderful. You got, you've got half a golf course, half a loaf is better than none. But we remember from the story of Solomon, half a baby is not better than none. In this case, we're talking about cutting the baby in half. Literally we're talking about should abortion, should the pro -life position be, we want a bad abortion after maybe 15 weeks, which would only get rid of maybe 8 % of the abortions in America. If that's the pro -life position, it's not worth a damn thing. That's the law in Germany. That's the law in France. That's the law in Belgium. All these countries where euthanasia is now taking over. Having a 10 week, a 15 week abortion ban solves absolutely nothing. It just means the women who are so dopey, they don't even know they're pregnant until like 18 weeks won't be able to get abortions. That's all it means. He's really just punishing the stupid. It's not saving a significant number of babies. I don't know who Trump is getting his advice from on the abortion issue, but they're not on our side. They are like the Jared Kushner. They're not on our side. What Trump is saying is a complete loser position. It's like saying we're going to build the wall. We're going to build the wall with the Mexican border, except every 20 feet there's going to be a gap. We'll get most of the wall built. There'll guess who will come. I think a couple of things need to be said. First of all, I already said it. Trump is not perfect. So he often has done things that I think are harmful to himself. And saying that I think just politically is a mistake. But we also have to say without a doubt he has been the most pro -life president we ever had in this country. Because of him and standing up for Kavanaugh, Roe v. Wade was overturned. I want to remind people of that. I also want to remind people that he spoke at the March for Life. No other president had done that. And so right now, I guess I find everything with him, not everything, but a lot of stuff just funny. It's almost like he'll say anything Ron DeSantis says, he'll say the opposite. I know. You could be triggered and tripped into that. And it's his Achilles heel that whatever Trump, whatever DeSantis says, Trump will somehow try to spin it. Trump even said that Andrew Cuomo did a better job on COVID than Ron DeSantis. That is literally the most insane thing any American politician has said since Jefferson Davis said I want to secede from the union. It's up to that level of crazy. But Trump, I mean Trump does this stuff for effect. In other words, for political effect to drive people crazy. That's why I guess I find it at least partially entertaining that he'll go out on a limb and say something like that just to trigger DeSantis. The problem is this stuff isn't cute. There were thousands of people murdered in those nursing homes in New York. Abortion isn't cute. This is not something funny. This is not like letting Jared and Ivanka turn the White House into their own little party hut. This is really serious. And our only leverage over Trump is right now during the primaries. If he gets the nomination, he can do whatever he wants because he will be elected president unless they assassinate him, which I do not put past that. I do not put that past the deal. Oh, I know that there have been attempts that we haven't heard about, but obviously they would do anything to get rid of him. We have our leverage now, especially before the Iowa caucus. Trump needs to be told if you keep saying this weak, rhino, wimpy garbage about abortion, maybe we'll hold our noses and vote for you against Joe Biden because we don't want to be put in prison camps. But we're not going to go to the mattresses for you. We're not going to go to the wall for you. We're not going to be fanatical, devoted supporters. We will hold our nose and vote for you the way we held our noses and voted for George W. Bush. Do you want to be the next George W. Bush? Well, no, John, I think it's worse than that. I think what will happen, what will happen is many evangelicals, pro -life evangelicals simply won't vote, which I think is an unbelievable mistake because they feel it's principled not to vote for Trump because he said this about what DeSantis's view. On the other hand, let him think that and maybe it's true and let him act accordingly. It's like if we are so on the reservation, Eric, that they know they have our votes no matter what they do, the Republican Party will keep treating evangelicals and pro -lifers the way the Democratic Party treats blacks. That is, you have no choice where you're going to go, take whatever scraps we throw you. So no, I think it's good. Let him be a little afraid that we will go off the reservation. No, that's why I just said that. That's why I just said that. In other words, I actually believe that that's true because when you look at what happened in the last number of elections, there are many evangelicals who are so pious in the negative sense that they would say, I'm just going to sit home and I'm not going to vote because Trump had three wives and I'm going to let Hillary Clinton or Satan or Adolf Hitler take over America because I'm so pious that I won't pull the lever for somebody who doesn't agree with me on everything or who puts out mean tweets or says things I disagree with. That is effectively how we got Biden because we didn't have a serious situation that we're in. On the other hand, Mike Pence is saying that unless we give long range missiles to Ukraine so it can kill lots of Russians, we'll have to go to war with Russia because it will invade Poland. So in order to avoid war, we have to fight a war. It's exactly what George W. Bush said about Iraq, that we have to fight the terrorists over there so we don't have to fight them over here so they won't do 9 -11 again. Now we know now Iraq had nothing to do with 9 -11. It had no weapons of mass destruction. So he lied us into the Iraq war. In Vietnam, they told us we had to fight the Vietnam war so that the communists wouldn't take over Japan and then Hawaii. The whole domino theory is something that warmongers and the military contractors they work for, they whip it out every time they want to get us in a useless war. They say, well, remember Neville Chamberlain? Remember 1938? And I always say, remember August, 1914, when they blundered into World War I and destroyed all three of the main governments involved in it, all based on nothing, based on lies, based on garbage. Sometimes it's November, September, 1938. Sometimes it's August, 1914. And you're the idiot warmonger about to plunge the world into destruction because of your silly fantasies private about being a big man. Mike Pence is one of those warmongers and he's very dangerous right now. There's never enough time to talk to you, my friend. We'll get you back as soon as possible. Thank you, folks. We'll be right back. Thank you. For 10 years, Patriot Mobile has been America's only Christian conservative wireless provider. And when I say only, trust me, they're the only one. Glenn and the team have been great supporters of this show, which is why I'm proud to partner with them. 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01:55 min | Last week

Monitor Show 19:00 09-18-2023 19:00

"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. Yeah, it's art, I guess. They're not even arguing that. All right, well, we've got plenty for you. No blank spaces here on this program the next hour of Bloomberg Daybreak Asia begins right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act, this is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Daybreak Asia for this Tuesday, September 19th in Hong Kong, Monday, September 18th in New York. Coming up this hour, Instacart prices its IPO at $30 a share. Disney is exploring the sale of its Indian streaming and TV business, and China's central bank meets with JP Morgan, Tesla, and others in a vow to support foreign businesses. A stop -gap government funding bill agreement, Hague arguments on charges of Russian genocide, China flies the most fighter jets near Taiwan in at least three years. I'm Ed Baxter with Global News. Struggling Manchester United's injury woes deep in. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have that story and more coming up in Bloomberg Sports. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia, on Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington D .C., Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119, and around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business Act. In about an hour from now, we'll have trading in the Japanese equity market after a holiday on Monday.

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A highlight from New Cancel

Dennis Prager Podcasts

10:43 min | Last week

A highlight from New Cancel

"I explain everything that goes on. I basically stand for four hours. It's a long service, but I learned very early in my career that if you're interesting, it's never too long. And if you're boring, it's never too short. It's never short enough. Let's put it that way. That's what people want. They want to be interested. That is the key to all communication, by the way. I learned that when I was a kid. And I remember asking myself when I had a boring teacher, does he know he's boring? A very interesting question about people who are boring, do they know it? And I suspect that the answer is no. Well, welcome to the show. I will be having the Superintendent of Education of the State of Oklahoma on. He has been the recipient of a massive amount of hate because he has opened Oklahoma schools to PragerU videos. PragerU videos are just simply wholesome. That's what they are. That's why the left hates them. And they hate them. There is no left wing major medium, and there is no medium period that is mainstream, which means all left. That has not accused us, for example, of defending slavery and of me being a white nationalist. Can you imagine that? A white nationalist. I knew that the struggle to do good in life would entail difficulties, but I will admit I never realized what headwinds one sails into when one wants to do good in life. The forces of destruction are so powerful, apparently in the human being. But people who actually think you are a hater if you don't think teenage girls should have their breasts removed if they say they're boys, you are a hater. They are lovers of these girls. We are the haters. And that is believed at the New York Times and the Washington Post and CNN and NPR. Do you realize that? If you went to college and you took courses in the humanities and not just STEM, science, technology, engineering, math, the odds are you believe that, too. You believe that people who oppose girls having their breasts removed when they are a teenager, that these people are haters. Here I'll give you the latest proof. Let's see, what is this? Microsoft Office has identified a potential security concern. You have to be kidding. This is from Breitbart. BBC Radio scraps Irish singer, Sean, are you familiar with her? Roisin Murphy. After she called out puberty blocking drugs, the BBC has removed an Irish singer from a prepared feature radio broadcast following leftist backlash over her opposition to children being put on puberty blocking drugs. That's really something. Roisin Murphy, an Irish singer -songwriter formerly of the pop duo Moloko, has become the latest figure of hate for the woke transgender movement after a private post on Facebook criticizing the radical practice of presenting hormone -altering drugs to children was leaked onto social media by a friend last month. Puberty blockers are effing absolutely desolate, big pharma laughing all the way to the bank, Murphy wrote. Little mixed up kids are vulnerable and need to be protected. That is just true. Please don't call me a TERF. TERF is Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist. You know, they destroy everything that they touch the left. Everything. Did I say everything? Let me repeat it. Everything from medicine to art to sports, they destroy everything. That's all they do. But there is one thing that they build, vocabulary. I'm telling you they're geniuses at terminology. A TERF is a Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist. In other words, you're a feminist, but you have problems with the idea that sex is not binary or as they put it gender, a distinction that they made up incidentally. Please don't call me a TERF. Please keep using the word. Please don't keep using the word against women. She added in reference to that slur used by the woke left against women who oppose the trans movement. After her post was leaked, a wide backlash ensued with the Left Wing Guardian newspaper declaring that Murphy's latest release had been compromised, quote unquote, for many fans over her views, adding that, quote, for many fans, particularly queer fans, this album is DOA, Dead on Arrival. I don't understand. What does this have to do with being gay, which is the term I think queer is meant to mean gay here? By the way, I wish I had a recording. At least 10 years ago, I asked why there was a T added to LGB. It has nothing to do with it. Why are gay groups aligned with people who deny that sex is binary? What does that have to do with being gay? The answer is nothing. Nothing. That means that the gay groups, as opposed to every individual gay, are as interested in tearing down the norms of society as the trans activists. That's what it means. Since there are quite a number of gays in my life, including on the board of directors of PragerU, I know that this is not true for all gays, but it is true for the activists. Gay activism achieved its greatest single ends. The greatest single end was same -sex marriage. But it didn't stop them for a day of trying to undo civilizational norms like the idea that you are born into a sex and you cannot leave it. You can pretend to leave it. You can do staggering amounts of surgical work on your body. You can take a new name. You can act a certain way. But you are not it. A white cannot become a black by acting such, or a black a white. It is fixed. Ironically, it is less fixed than sex. The Guardian went on to defend the usage of the often life -altering drugs without acknowledging the growing amount of evidence of physical harm caused and that countries such as the UK have recently placed heavy restrictions on providing them to children. Then this week, BBC's Radio 6 scrapped the planned five -hour set of Murphy songs, concert recordings, and interviews, replacing her feature with rapper Little Simms. The BBC has claimed that the decision was not inspired by the controversy surrounding the Irish singer, but rather to promote upcoming spoken word and rap programming. Yeah, it is very hard to believe. Anyway, that was my living example here of what happens if you go against the grain on this subject. Cancel culture. There is no example of left being in power anywhere since the Russian revolution and not engaging in cancel culture. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They are everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it is imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. 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Sen. J. D. Vance: Understanding the Military Threat Posed by China

The Dan Bongino Show

02:00 min | Last week

Sen. J. D. Vance: Understanding the Military Threat Posed by China

"That's right and we're by and large not taking it seriously here's the way that I would put it is we can't disconnect the economic from the military power. I'm not saying you're trying to do that but a lot of people in Washington do. Why do we win World War II? Of because course of the brave troops but of course also because we had the most powerful military industrial capacity in the entire world. Let me throw a statistic out at you crazy crazy statistic and you and I agree on the Russia Ukraine war. I don't think we should be funding Ukrainians to the end of the world but set that aside. The Russians make in a day the number of artillery shells that the American military makes in a month. An economy one -tenth the size of our own is producing in a day what it takes us to produce them up. It's one of the reasons why so many Ukrainians have died and why the Russians still have a military edge to this day. If we cannot produce the modern weapons, the modern technology of war, and then the the Chinese are ultimately going to beat us and unfortunately what we've seen is we've lost the capacity to build our own weapons, to be self -sufficient, to have that powerful military industrial base that allowed us to win every war that the United States has ever fought. On top of that, the Chinese recognize this weakness advantage and of they're taking it. They're stealing more and more, they're spying more than more and I guess the message I'd give to you and your listeners Dan is we are probably 10 years ahead of this, more ahead of this than we think we that are. In other words, so much of Washington is looking 10 years in the past, we need to be looking 10 years in the future. The Chinese are thinking how can they get an edge? They already feel like they have a industrial military edge on us. One of the good things that we're really good at is producing next generation computer technology. They're trying to catch up as much as they possibly can because all the missiles and all the advanced weaponry requires those computer chips to function. So we're not taking this seriously. We're getting bogged down in Ukraine,

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"russian" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

06:07 min | 7 months ago

"russian" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Way to, in his words, absorb excess capital. There was a time when it was mostly oil money from Saudi Arabia and the gulf. And then there was this big surge of interest in the 90s after the collapse of the Soviet Union from Russian and Eastern European oligarchs because there was all of a sudden all of this money flooding through their economy and they began to compete for visible demonstrations of their own fortunes. And then of course we had the rise of Silicon Valley and that became one of the domains in which people in Silicon Valley partly because it was an intersection of luxury and engineering. There was this real obsession with building the fastest or the most luxurious yachts. At the moment, it's probably not a huge surprise, but Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, is in the position of building he's believed to have probably the world's biggest sailboat. So the boat being built for Bezos is a 127 meter or 416 foot sailing yacht, it was a controversy because he was building it in the Netherlands and it was going to have to be brought out through Rotterdam and in order to get it through they were going to have to dismantle a bridge that had survived Nazi bombing. Rotterdam council said it would never be dismantled again. But now they've told the people there's no other way for the multi billionaire super yacht to make it from this shipbuilder's yard and I'll blast or dumb to the open seas. And people in Rotterdam were sort of incensed by this. The more money you have, the more power you get, even though it goes against principles of the city. And eventually they found a way of getting his boat through with the masts down and so it sort of diffused the crisis. But for a moment it was this fairly acute demonstration of the collision of these different values. And is that how you have the most impressive boat? Is it just bigger and bigger? Or is it also what's on board? Well, part of it are the somewhat esoteric distinctions that, of course, mean very little to the general public, but mean a tremendous amount to the people who are spending their money on these things. So for instance, a Dutch boat is considered more prestigious than an Italian book. It'll hold its value over time. If you want to have a fully custom yacht that's considered better than a quote unquote series yacht, which I guess we would think of as a kind of off the shelf yacht. And if you really want to make fun of somebody or disparage their yacht, well then you just say it looks like a wedding cake. That's really dogging on somebody. You know, in the end, though, I think the truth is Sean that even though you can put on a lot of these other accessories, all of people come up with all kinds of ways of spending on helicopter pads or even a second boat to follow your main boat, which you carry all the accessories on. But actually, in the end, it comes down to what's known in the industry as LOA, which stands for length overall. That's the coin of the realm. So it's literally a bunch of rich guys measuring how long their boats are. That's one way to put it. Actually, one owner said to me, there is an element, let's be honest here of phallic sizing. I think though there's another element of this, which is that the length of the boat becomes this critical factor in the overall luxury of the thing. For a very specific reason, and it's a fact of history, which is that pleasure boats of this kind are allowed by law to carry no more than 12 passengers. This is a rule that was set by the international convention for the safety of life at sea. This was something that was imposed after the sinking of the Titanic, actually. And those limits on the number of passengers, the number of people who can stay overnight, doesn't apply to crew. And so you can have as one yacht broker put it to me. He said, you can have anywhere between 12 and 50 crew members looking after those 12 guests. And the result of that is this ratio of attention of luxury of service that is kind of beyond anything you would ever find beyond the 19th century, but it happens every day out on these yachts. Has the west's attempts to confiscate the super yachts of Russian oligarchs chilled the market at all? No, it hasn't, really. I mean, there is some concern among yacht makers and buyers that the visibility and the attention on them is going to be uncomfortable. I mean, as one of them said, not too long ago, to a film crew. He said, if the world knew what it's like actually on some of these super yachts, they would revive the guillotine. I think that there is now as a result of the war in Ukraine. And because of the greater public attention around these yachts, you're beginning to see more of these yachts spending more time at sea and less time in view. So it's actually getting a little harder to find them sometimes. But it sounds like even if we can't see that we should at least know that they're out there. They are out there. They're always out there. And they're kind of prowling around. One of the things that happened actually after the invasion of Ukraine was that some of the sanctioned Russian oligarchs in order to avoid having their yachts seized, they just flipped off the transponder system, the thing that makes these boats visible on the high seas, and just sent them out. Kind of wandering the oceans, these kind of strange ghost ships. Does that allow? Are you allowed to just flip off your transponder? No, the rules are that you're supposed to always have that thing on, but you know, I guess what happens on the high seas sort of stays on the high seas. It's a bit of a lawless

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"russian" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

07:45 min | 7 months ago

"russian" Discussed on Today, Explained

"There was an allocation as part of a spending review last year that gave them some funding for this. The U.S. government that Justice Department needs to go through a complicated legal process called forfeiture, which means going to a judge and proving that the assets are proceeds of a crime. And in this case, the crime would be sanctions of Asian. Now, we're not the Bolsheviks. We don't just use assets without due process. And the most comparable analogy is seizing the assets of a drug lord. They go through a process called forfeiture. To get the mansion of a drug lord. And sell that. And those funds go into an account. Now, Congress has just passed legislation, enabling the Justice Department to divert those funds to go to help Ukraine. Previously, those funds would just go into a Justice Department account that would be used for other types of maintaining other forfeited assets. And in the cases in the U.S. where they've gone after Russian linked superyachts, they've only gone after the yachts where they could prove that a crime had been committed and sanctions had been violated. And that means going after Russian oligarchs who were sanctioned four years ago because they were able to build up a body of evidence that showed that they were using the U.S. dollar system in violation of U.S. sanctions. So where does this end exactly? I mean, do we for sure know that these boats will be able to be sold to benefit Ukraine and do we for sure know that the United States government will continue to shell out tens of millions of dollars to maintain them until that point? I think in the case of the U.S., the super yachts that they've gone after and seized, they have a pretty solid case with a body of evidence that should be able to back up any forfeiture claim that they pursue. I think in the case of Western European governments, it's going to be much more difficult. Italy, for instance, has frozen a handful of super yachts, including one link to Putin, it is paying the cost of maintaining them. And they told me that the way this ends is that one day sanctions get lifted. And if the oligarchs want their boats back, they have to pay back those maintenance costs. Now that seems like a pretty unlikely scenario, so it looks in the current situation and the current environment that sanctions are going to be on in place for many, many years. So a lot of these boats are in legal limbo. Stephanie baker, Rita reporting on seizing Russian yachts and Bloomberg dot com, but it's not just the Russians. The rest of the boats are on the horizon at today explain. I'm Ellie honing, host of up against the mob, the Springfield crew. I was a federal prosecutor in Manhattan, where I took down over 100 mobsters, and out of all my cases, nothing was as wild as the murder of big Al Bruno. Big Al ran the mob in Springfield, Massachusetts. His murder would become our best shot at taking down the Springfield mob once and for all. But it wasn't going to be easy. Up against the mob, the Springfield crew. From cafe and the vox media podcast network. Following your listening app to hear the first episode on March 1st. But listen, make yourself feel at home, you need anything, champagne, Caviar. My yacht is yo ya. This is your yet? That's right. I'm the owner. The captain. El Capitan. Evan osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker. We've been talking about how Russian oligarchs love their super yachts, but according to reporting you did last year. It's not just the Russians, right? No, not at all. It's sort of everybody in a certain income bracket. They've become, in effect, the final frontier of wealth. I think they're the thing that if you get rich enough these days, eventually you begin to be tempted by a yacht. And they've sort of gone across all of these different communities. And as they have become more popular, they've also just become bigger. I mean, I think there's an inevitable arms race that sets in among neighbors of a certain kind, sociologically speaking, if not geographically, that once you're peer or your competitor gets a boat of a certain size, then you feel a sudden overwhelming urge to get a bigger boat. You're going to need a bigger boat. I think maybe for a lot of people who can still recall the early days of COVID, they might remember this tweet or Instagram, that David Geffen, the billionaire posted being like, you know, everyone stay safe. I'm out here on my boat. And he just got roasted. Is this sort of ultra rich competition that's going on? Something that happened because of COVID, people wanted to retreat to boats or does this predate COVID? There was a COVID effect in the sense that all of a sudden one of the places you could go if you had the means to do it was your boat. And then you could take your boat out into the Caribbean or the Mediterranean and you'd be safe. And I think there was this sudden surge in the market and you saw it actually reflected in the sales data that all of a sudden there were waiting lists. To get superyachts made. These are waiting lists for people who are not accustomed to being on waiting list. And so there was also this tendency to want to pay extra in order to get it sooner. I think there was a kind of merger of the consumer instinct and then also something that was slightly more abstract, a kind of sudden awareness of mortality. I mean, some yacht owners described to me this feeling that the COVID pandemic as it did for a lot of other folks too made people say, well, I guess my time is short. And if you're somebody who is waiting to buy a super yacht, that means you're willing to throw in an extra $15 million to get his boat sooner as he said, if that'll save me three years of waiting, I think a year of my life is worth about $5 million, so I'll pay it. At a certain point, you encounter what a Silicon Valley CEO described to me as more or less the limits of what you can spend. He said that if you're buying a house on land, he said you're not going to spend $250 million on a house because it looks weird. And it sends awful messages to the public and to your staff, your employees. And he said, but actually, a boat, you can more or less buy a boat for $250 million. And the public generally doesn't know anything about that. This is the azzam, the €500 million 180 meter long boat is probably the largest privately owned yacht and belongs to the emir of Abu Dhabi. Few play in the mega yacht only league. He described it actually as the best

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"russian" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

07:09 min | 7 months ago

"russian" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Finishings as well. Silk carpets incredibly rare fabrics for furnishings, they're massive vessels that require huge amount of steel to construct. They have very sophisticated engines and air con systems, so these are high-tech vessels that take years to build. And who was this vessel built for? The U.S. government alleges amadea is owned by a sanctioned Russian oligarch named Suleiman karimov, who the U.S. sanctioned in 2018, now he denies that he's the owner, another little known tycoon named edouard cude, came forward saying he was the actual real owner on paper. The U.S. government countered saying that's not correct. He's actually just a straw owner. He's just holding it on behalf of karimov, who was sanctioned and what he was severely restricted in his movements. And ability to move money around the world. So I guess irrespective of who owns this vessel, what happens to it when the war begins last year. Okay, so when the war began last year, amadea was in the Caribbean. And it began a very long voyage sailing through the Panama Canal to the Pacific island of Fiji, where it was supposed to refuel and swap out crew. Now the U.S. government was tracking it and had obtained evidence that karimov had engaged in sanctions violation. So the U.S. government decided that he had evaded sanctions and that gave them the grounds to seize the vessel. Even as far away as Fiji. So it sent FBI agents and the U.S. marshal service to Fiji to seize the vessel. At that point, the owner on paper, mister cuda NATO. Objected and tried to stop the seizure in the courts in Fiji. Now there was a several weeklong battle in Fiji quartz. The U.S. government won the U.S. marshal service hired a company which in turn hired a crew to sail it to U.S. waters and they took it to the port of San Diego, where it has been sitting ever since June, awaiting the process that the Justice Department is trying to go through to actually sell it. Today's action should make clear that there is no hiding place for the assets of individuals who violate U.S. laws. And there is no hiding place for the assets of criminals who enable the Russian regime. Why does the U.S. have jurisdiction here? Why do they get to sort of litigate this whole case? Right, that's a really interesting thing about U.S. sanctions. It really gets at the heart of what's happening now, which is the long arm of the U.S. Justice Department. When the US Treasury imposes sanctions on a Russian oligarch or anyone for that matter, that basically bars them from using the U.S. dollar. Oh. So anything that touches the U.S. financial system. Any U.S. dollar transactions tend to go through U.S. correspondent banks and that gives the U.S. government jurisdiction. Because the dollar is so dominant, it's used for sort of 60% of transactions savings, what have you around the world. That gives them this enormous reach to go after assets far and wide. If they have touched the U.S. dollar and it's really hard to own a super yacht and not transact in U.S. dollars. So the U.S. is basically policing use of U.S. dollars in order to support Ukraine in this war effort. Basically. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to investigate, arrest and prosecute. Those whose criminal acts enable the Russian government to continue this unjust war. So it seems kind of like a win win here. The U.S. gets to collect a bunch of fancy boats and help Ukraine, what's the drawback? Right, so the goal of doing this as one Biden administration official told me was to show to the Russian people that they'd been getting ripped off by the government for years. It was to disrupt the Russian elite. Whether or not that message is getting through to ordinary Russians given Putin's control of the media is another question. But it turns out that seizing and freezing a super yacht is a lot more complicated than you might think. Even that has surprised administration officials. But you know what the craziest thing is when we see the world? We have to pay for them. The national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, was caught on a live mic. Last year, expressing his own surprise. So like some people are basically being paid to maintain Russian super. That's awesome. And it's complicated because it's not like seizing or freezing a bank account or a mansion. And you can't just lock up a superyacht turn off the lights and wait until the war ends. These are vessels that sit in salt water and humidity. It's very hostile environment. They degrade very quickly without maintenance. The air conditioning needs to be on to prevent rust from appearing, they need staff on board for insurance reasons and to make sure that the yacht is safe in port. And the U.S. government has a duty to maintain the yacht so that it doesn't lose value. And they have an interest in doing that because their goal eventually is to sell the yacht for as much as they can get for it. So that means upkeep and that can cost an enormous amount of money. How much does that cost just for this one 300 something $1 million yacht, the amadea? Do we have any idea? So I spent a lot of time trying to come up with a figure that was accurate. And I talked to a lot of people, including people who were familiar with this very vessel. And the number I came up with was roughly 10 million a year. Oh, no way. I mean, of course it would be more expensive if you are sailing it around the world and you've got the cost of fuel, but you need to keep running the engine. You need to keep running the systems to make sure that it doesn't degrade in value. The insurance costs alone are enormous. So it's costly endeavor. It's just funny to think about the current fight over the debt ceiling in Congress. Where exactly is a financing operation for a Russian oligarch super yacht getting rubber stamped and how many of these things are getting rubber stamped? Do

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"russian" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

03:57 min | 1 year ago

"russian" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

"It's Russia being resilient is actually being strong and Russia is showing at the west can break it and still remains an indispensable power in the international order. When Russia, I have desperation, is now working much more closely with China and alternative Juan payment systems or rupee payment systems with India and expediting that kind of multi polarity. Russia shows it as itself as a great power within a multipolar order when it's committing acts of aggression as the show itself as a peacemaker and an arbiter. I mean, all these things, you know, which don't seem to make much sense in terms of what they're actually doing on the ground, they do make sense in terms of building different planks of a Russian great power narrative. It's a country that can be the sovereign. You can remain in town regardless of what the west resident is an important power and a multipolar world order and also as a constructive player to some extent on the world stage and it has its fear of influence. So Putin has internalized those four aspects of great power status throughout his time in charge and now we're just seeing him kind of continuing to replay that same narrative in that same movement. So I think that he's defining great power status. It is own contacts and linking it to relevant precedents in Russian imperialist or semi history. So the notion of the Soviet Union having a network of satellites or the notion of the great patriotic war and Russian resilience, Russia being able to survive. The notion of the Russian Empire being a great panel in the concert of Europe. There's a multi polarity. These were the Soviet multipolar discourses that we saw coming forward at the more at the elite level. These are things that he's trying to tie it to. He ties it to historical precedents, but actually he's definitely show a great power status. He's very much his own thinking. We're thinking of those close down..

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"russian" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

04:54 min | 1 year ago

"russian" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

"I'm wondering kind of what you think of those arguments to the extent that they're true. And to the extent that they are, how they play into the general story you're telling about continuities and Russian interventions. Yeah, I mean, I think that that's a very interesting question. Obviously, Ukraine does occupy a special place within the Russian guy, a political consciousness, a geological consciousness to the point in which issues in Ukraine are not even considered issues of real foreign policy. It considered domestic plus kind of like an extension of Russian domestic politics. So I would agree that Ukraine does have an exceptional role, which perhaps is only kind of matched by Belarus. But it's important to keep in mind the Russian aggression against Ukraine, even though it was widely called for and widely supported by conservative voices within the Russian foreign policy establishment, including, for example, Alexander lebed, who basically was said that Russia should unite Belarus and Ukraine by force in the 1990s. She's one of the leading progenitors of that. If you actually look at where Russians intervened in the 1990s to the so called peacekeeping missions are threatened intervened. It was interventions in Moldova veterans district. I was interventions in Georgia at peace, keeping mission as well as also in Tajikistan, where they were involved in kind of stabilizing that. So that was aimed to kind of destabilizing their near frontier and showcasing that they still had its German ones. That was important. The second area where the Russians were often seen Bradley about when they were actually took action in because they were moving closer to the west wasn't back the Baltic states because of the particularly Latvia and Estonia because they were concerned about discrimination against ethnic Russians and they kind of projected that back domestically. So Ukraine has been an exceptional character as an exceptional role with the Russian foreign policy. But it's also important to keep now and ask the question of why Ukraine was not like, let's say the initial target of this kind of revanchism. And whereas other areas that kind of suited this notion of the Serb influence more broadly kind of were. So is it really just all about capturing Ukraine into getting with that with Russia and such a fervent way? What was it really more in a generic sense of a kind of restoring great power status to having a spirit of influence in the near abroad? And I'm inclined to believe that it's the latter. And as time went on, Ukraine became more important in that broader search and that broader quest for mystery of influence. That's why we started seeing it featuring much more prominently in Russian foreign policy after the orange revolution. You're on my dad. And now on to the current invasion. So I would say that Ukraine is obviously important and is that this belief in Russia that Ukraine is almost like kind of like a small child, like you have to kind of almost save Ukraine from itself. And we're like kind of the protectors of it. And that's how they're for almost framing the invasion today. And frame of the invasion is rescuing the Ukrainian people from these gang of Nazis militants in the junta, which is seized control of the country. And maybe only represents 5 or 10% of the population. So ironically, the Russians are probably trying to replace zelensky with a regime that maybe has 5 or 10% popular support, but they're claiming the current regime is that, right?.

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"russian" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

04:49 min | 1 year ago

"russian" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

"So you can see there was a risk aversion in terms of incurring costs, as well as that clearly defined mission and scope for these interventions. What's so shocking what's so surprising about what we've seen in terms of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is that all this caution all this restraint seems to have gone to the wind. And in pursuing something that's much more difficult to accomplish, like a large scale regime change operation in ziya, yeah, that's what would be the implication of the phrases, demilitarization, densification that Putin and his cronies who seem to be repeating all the time. And also, it is appealing to a much smaller base of Russians than these other policies were. For example, if we look at public opinion surveys in Russia, there are majority 62%, for example, right before the war in the last survey, said that Russians and Ukrainians are one people. That brother narrative that fraternal narrative has got relevance. Only 36% of Russians actually supported the integration of Ukraine to Russia by force. Amongst people from the age of 1824, for example, only 19% of Russians supported the recognition of vignettes and the laws independent states and believed that if they asked Russia to intervene with force, they should protect them. So they're appealing to a much smaller base, a core base of loyalists, a core base of conservatives and debt. And people, and then that's what he's trying to design his policy around. Basically trying to define his legacy to his core supporters rather than trying to pursue a policy that's one in Russia's national interest geopolitically. And two is something that would kind of really redefine the identity in a way in more broadly accepted. And he's using force and using repression to kind of match that. That's what's interesting about this invasion. And why I didn't predict it. I predicted that you'd probably do a limited incursion and done basque and then dangle the prospect of something much bigger in the hopes of getting concessions from the west so we could declare victory and leave..

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"russian" Discussed on Historically Thinking

Historically Thinking

05:46 min | 2 years ago

"russian" Discussed on Historically Thinking

"History has some familiarity with russian culture based on the literature that you've read and so forth but could read a book like this with with profit and with enjoyment above all so. I think those were the principal motivations for me to try to do this. I really had a great time doing it. And so i would encourage people to write these kinds of books at least at a certain state if they have something to say that can have this kind of broader residents with readerships. That's a really nice summary. I wanted to press you about one thing you've obviously thought about a lot beforehand Your bio on the unlv website reveals that You given to conference presentations in verse and one. According to the meter of eugenol nagin pushkin. They'll get back to where we began. So you've been thinking about style long before he began this book. And i'm curious your thoughts on and i think you touched on something else in the course of this you you thought about style appropriate to the the way this book was constructed. Which is i was only person that worried about such things you had to have. A certain brisk style to go from railway to ministry of state properties to unique church to deduct deduct two camels and you achieve Because there's there is it's You're moving through a kaleidoscope rather than through a narrative or through down stream and that works with the nicely and i. I suspect you've been thinking about. How do things like this for a lot longer than lot before you. You wrote that book proposal when you were chair. Yeah i mean i. I don't know when i really started to think about it. I mean i guess i. I realized that there was a a potential lightness. And i don't want to detract from the seriousness of the topic. I think the book really does reveal something very important significant about russia. That people may be haven't really seen seen before certainly haven't seen it in this way..

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"russian" Discussed on Historically Thinking

Historically Thinking

05:18 min | 2 years ago

"russian" Discussed on Historically Thinking

"So in this case. I sort of trace this one unsuccessful case of empire building will if you will in the east and yet and then in the west though. I think we have actually really striking success. The issue has to do with a very curious Ecclesiastical formation known as the unit or greek catholic church we think of all catholics being roman catholic but there are actually some so called eastern catholics. And so they were. They retained elements of the eastern church practice in particularly the slavic or byzantine liturgy. But at the same time for example married married priests as opposed to celebrate once but at the same time they recognize the authority of the pope and they Spoke the scene creed in the western fashion as opposed to the eastern fashion and so the The union church had been created in the late sixteenth century in the lands of poland-lithuania of early modern formation. And then those lands had been incorporated. Much much of them had been corporated into the russian empire with the partitions of poland in the late late eighteenth century. And some of those units or grief. Catholics had been reincorporated into the orthodox church already in the seventeen ninety s But it was really. It was in the eighteen thirties in eighteen thirty nine when this process ended specifically that the existence of the greek catholic or union church within the russian empire itself was entirely was entirely terminated. And one point. Five million. A greek catholics. In a sense sort of overnight became orthodox so this chapter would it does describes the process by which that mass confessional engineering which really is quite striking success how this unfolds beginning in the late twenties up until really actually into the early eighteen forties. Eighteen thirty nine is when it formally occurs but eighteen. Thirty seven is actually a critical transitional point in some ways really the issue has been resolved. It's this is something that happens. It's the first legislative act of eighteen thirty seven and it's a purely bureaucratic thing. But it's the transfer of the jurisdiction of the religious affairs of this of this greek catholic church from one entity to the other and this for some of the key people involved in the process. This event right. There actually itself really represented already the unification or is the russians. Call it the reunification of the greek catholics with orthodoxy. In a sense it was it was the proposition was that these.

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"russian" Discussed on Cults

Cults

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"russian" Discussed on Cults

"Do the graphic nature of this cult's crimes listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of child neglect. That some people may find offensive. We'd extreme caution for children under thirteen from the outside. The compound didn't look like much. Just point seventeen acres of land on the edge of the russian city of kazan. The property was surrounded by a high wall a neat rectangle beige brick punctuated by a mint colored gate. The compound had maintained a quiet presence. In on for the last several years sometimes townspeople could hear the people moving around behind the walls or hushed voices talking but the mysterious group never engaged with the local community and rarely left their confines. The townspeople got used to their strange neighbors. Apparently the fortress was run by a self proclaimed profit. They called themselves the pfizer rock movement named after their leader pfizer. Rochman sitar off. The people of kazan certainly thought that was a bit strange but as long as they left everyone else alone. The surrounding community didn't seem to mind but one day. A new unusual noise punctuated the landscape. Curious neighbours trained to catch it but once they heard it. The sound was stable. Dozens of shovels digging the group doug for days seemingly nonstop but then just as quickly as it appeared the digging stopped and now the compound was completely silent. No hushed voices no quiet. Sounds of feet tramping over the dirt it was as if everyone inside the compound had vanished..

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"russian" Discussed on Can We Health You?

Can We Health You?

07:48 min | 2 years ago

"russian" Discussed on Can We Health You?

"Okay. So that really does go right into because i really covered at that time you know putin had been killed by the time world war one yes by the by tired of. Yeah that was kind of like the cast rate. Yeah well he. He brought it an end. Yeah like you said the catalyst for the revolution was the first world war accentuating tensions in russian society and unleashing forces that the rim regime could not control in addition to the war. There were there were several reasons. Russia fell into revolution. sar alexander. The second he made some good changes he was kind of the last one. He was one but this after him. Alexander the third and nicholas. The second became like more tyrannical during their reign. Political organizations lost their powers in the scientist group flame to the fire of unrest among the laborers peasants intellectuals and students russia public unrest continued in the hatred towards certain behind him. In addition to being tyrant sar alexander. The third also followed the policy of Systems he declared one sar one church. One russia yeah Introducing only so russification like russia. The ashen totally. Yeah so stay. He introduced only the catholic religion and the russian language was the only one allowed to be spoken even in poland. Lithuania and finland certainly non-russian regions under the russian domination. Were expected to speak the russian language. How yeah he could've taken a page from the yeah right because they just let their places. They're farther average leases. Kinda keep their cost. Yeah but now. Iron-fist invest this russification. Isn't that kind of a cool term. Yeah never heard of him Creative in the environment of unrest of course throughout russia before this kind of lent bubbling up of revolution. The russian society was divided into two classes the rich and the poor the nobles feudal lords in the rich belonged of course to the rich class the peasants laborers and serfs belong to the poor classes. There is no middle class. Now wonder it yet. And now she's so. The societies were imbalanced. There wasn't a middle class and they were. It was hard for everyone to be happy. The except for the richie bitchy. Yeah even though. They probably had their yet depression. Yeah doing like yeah. The feudal lords were annoyed as they had lost their lands and the serfs were depressed because they could not get moorland so it was just this like fighting over what they felt like they were do. I have asked the labor and workers when were unable to continue to live as they were used to as their salaries were lower so all over their salary. Bill lengthier asking for it. Now ray just overthrew already. I don't ask job anyway. And so the palace so everybody was becoming disenchanted with the sorace rule. Additionally the rise of violence on influence the russian revolution of nineteen seventeen as the preachers of nihilism. They were to destroy the prevailing role. Change society in ultra religious faith. They found nothing like they didn't approve of anything in the unstaffed list. Thank nothing is good. It was odd they. They're famous for like concluding that life is meaningless right. It's an idealistic. Yeah right yeah so. They aimed to bring the sarda of russia down so all the this was happening at the industrial revolution also helped to ignite the fire of the revolution. So as the construction of railroads began. Many russian workers became involved in the labor unions. Consciousness increases. They jumped together about a russia. Free from certain. So as all of these events culminated the bond between the sar and most of the russian people like was breaking. He was not beloved. He was not beloved so this is after few gas so they were already like piss. Yeah so governmental. Mental corruption and inefficiency ran rampant and many russian minorities grew increasingly verbal in their disdain for the domination so when world war one came to russia in nineteen fourteen nicholas lead his people into this conflict that would strain the nation's research resources and cost millions of lives. A lot of people starved as a result. Because all the real. That's what were. Yeah right all right now jumped the shark depressing and you said he was known he was. I mean he was basically. He was known to be incapable of taking care of his country. Yeah it it's almost sense if you really didn't care yeah. And yeah and yeah when he laughed so yes and my bet but when he left to go leave the troops and everybody was like well. What's rescue doing prince in alexandra leading the country and that was another thing that people were like. Why is this weirdo. Yeah dictate policy or whatever. I was yeah that was also problem for him. He left and maybe he thought although lead the troops i'll be like solidarity and the but he was doing a terrible job of the anything and he made bad see. Who's calling the bloody. Yeah you made. That decision is the leader. Yeah he's just untrained. Yeah so the war made revolution inevitable because it showed russia was no longer a military match for its surrounding nations. Everybody else was doing that are then russia. Yeah so this is land riots over the scarcity of food broke out in the capital petrograd which is saint peter's when most of the city joined in the revolt some nicholas the second was forced to abdicate the throne and then his brother refused the throne after halley. Thanks again you break it on dynasty. That was as you. So the rapid industrialisation i mentioned resulted in overcrowding and poor living conditions overcrowding in the cities. Yeah obvious coming cities because there was no longer any land yeah so they had to compensate deadline work. They came to the city's so like that that happened at the turn of the century okay. The city's were kind of still recovering from that Saint petersburg went from about one million to almost two million as did moscow. While so as the cities became more crowded more people started to protests. Go on strike. World were added to the chaos as unwilling citizens were sent off to war unwilling. They don't want to go to war factor that they just had that nina named japanese war and they'd done so badly were like not now they were starting badly again right so during this time you know. Factory demand increased for war supplies but workers were still angry. Workers began to be replaced by unskilled laborers and rally systems. Were constructed poorly as workers abandoned. The city's looking for food. So many people say the shortage in food during this time stemmed from the poor railway systems because the real the the train couldn't get the we know transportation for the food for the food. Yeah.

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"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

Gurus of Comedy

04:42 min | 2 years ago

"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

"So what's going on. So i like i like last time. I was talking to you to comedy. Scene was in lockton very hard to perform just like it was everywhere. No the comedy. The comedy Looked me talking about russian. Politics is already joke. 'cause i'm still alive but The right now. Everybody's everybody's performing everything is fine even though like if you're back performing and rooms performing a preferment Me personally no. I haven't Gotten back on stage. I'm in the I'm in a different spot right now. In life where I am even though. I really wants to to perform I have other stuff going on. And i'm i'm still writing jokes still collecting material and definitely like some maybe in a month. I'm gonna gonna do. I'm gonna start again performing regularly but Everybody has to go through their own shit. You know what i'm saying. That's just very very weird time. It's kind of Very used to be all these you know if university of You know totalitarian states you know and people kind of been stopped on the street and ask for where they're going and being detained and as oh wait a minute. That's what's happening right now. S but it's only just for this lockdown. Yeah look down. The will never end man and i was just always be and we've always been at war widow. Shanna don't you know this. Oh yeah yeah that's true so but okay Well i personally do watch on was very much interested in what happens with alexi noviny. I really hope and like i'm surprised he hasn't been disappeared. Yes i suppose. They gave them a red go twice now and surely it should be like one of those things you know if you try to be poisoned twice. You're kinda give him a pass. Like i mean that's just that's just sporting at least you know putin just kind of showed at least go. Okay you got there. They couldn't even poisoned him radio. They couldn't even one. I'd have to respect that. They were paid to do well. That's why i wonder if putin would be would actually go to stand up. He did say look if we tried to kill him..

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"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

Gurus of Comedy

03:24 min | 2 years ago

"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

"Without violence. Of course all. I can say as a potential positive. I don't know if this is helpful as like vladimir putin he is many things He's quite amazing. he can't he can't live forever. And i i think some moose in the past. He's not highlander. You know maybe putin. Now so i mean like i i have if you get young children now and sometimes it can be very hard and the only thing i can say to. My wife is all. I know for fact as will change. I don't know if it will be better or worse. I just know it will not be the same. It is right now and just got to get through to get through. What the next bit is you know. And sometimes when you're in the middle of it's kind of the only thing to help you get through both you know he. It's it's hard to know what when he does decide to depart from the world stage Wash it will be like a will come in general in thirty years. The things will definitely be something different however for now You see people. I personally frustrated and i share Charite with many many people across the country that there is we know there's no guarantee that Our alive Doesn't go doesn't go to shit tomorrow. You know because we'll always resources with all these You know With like every year of the we have to pay more and more and more and more for the for the water yes but at the same water Water protests changed changes country. Hasn't hasn't he had like the the amount of Like the amount of money we have to pay for for just for the services Is insane compared to what because of the to to what we sell the oil and gas and and for us and we don't even have a share in it even though it's kind our country so these people they're getting richer and richer every year. I mean our leaders sailing everything and we have to pay more and more you think. Our salaries are increasing Only moscow like the people outside of moscow. They are actually suffering even more. So it's twenty million against one hundred fifty million people you know what i'm saying and The guy the guy navalny he got the heels making these videos the investigations in basically calling out those people who stole the most like hugh he started asking questions. Why this this this. This person has such a huge show like amount of from Property and whatnot I think he's fair to ask. But these people being thieves as they are They don't want a this person to call them out. They don't want anybody else to know..

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"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

Gurus of Comedy

05:48 min | 2 years ago

"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

"Of course which leads to corruption that the everybody addresses other people and obviously the money is divided between so your snow is getting cleaned two days later by another company that you probably you probably clean this. It's easier to clean the snow yourself here. Basically but you can't do it because you have to You gotta be fined for that you can just go outside and start cleaning gleaning the snow but at sense like yeah like classic systemic corruption That everyone we had a talk by protests like we had the mother of all protests in ireland. A few years back we had a church was pretty severe in. This country. never protested We we had a property bubble destroyed. Economy didn't protest and then they tried to make us pay for water. And then when you make irish people pay for water that's it. You mean you mean to stop that falls from the sky like eighty percents of the time you want us to pay for that that was this protests never seen in ireland. Ever you know but it was amazing. This old stuff that has happened around. Ireland's like better or worse. I not only fine grand asher. No point and it was water. That's this and but you know what it's kind of Okay how started with strange but it starts something you. The there is a much more engaged populace now like subsequently discussions on topics and we've had referendums on abortion and Same sex marriages and in so much of the we weren't talking about them beforehand whereas now people feel enabled to talk to the public in the way they never would before so i'm kind of like the protests in russia recently. Yeah i kind of would saying they're good in the us at least they're happening will have started something. I hope you don't date themselves. Might not change anything but they might at least kind of i think your man noviny and his words again..

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"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

Gurus of Comedy

04:22 min | 2 years ago

"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

"Very hard for them to kind of get any purchase you know they should be allowed to speak to say stuff even if it was wrong absolutely. That's that's the bit so you're could be a mopus. It'd be i know but like you know he's got a chance to kinda show that you know. And and that's the that's the kind of i would like to. I would like to finish. I would like to finish the sought of the thought. I you said. I could control state. That's why everybody gets vaccinated. But here's the thing i'll get to Get to not only Later That we are not we have a choice. Excellent talking about healthcare for example you can take a free healthcare or you can go to a private clinic with still have that. We still have a choice at least in moscow and this other thing which is a bad thing that most of the resources economical and political are here in the capital of russia and the rest of the country I wouldn't say lies in ruins but gets to worsen were state no matter how they try and this is not a good thing i know. It's a trend around the world to like the the capital's getting bigger and bigger. but well. i think that's the world city like london is not really part of britain anymore. It's a world city for could kind of decoupling south when function quite well and so good new york and i think moscow was definitely one of those cities that is is not a this is not a cool thing because of russia's biggest country in the world and we have a population of about one hundred seventy million people most of leave in a terrible terrible conditions and this is something not even like we rarely see it on the seat in media covered. This is the problem. Should that should be addressed right. That's because of corruption. Because all the money a settles in moscow. No one can improve their situation Let can schlab and whatnot. You know what i'm saying. Okay moscow big but maybe you yourself to moscow but you don't just live in moscow. You live in us. You know a part of moscow sober. You know what's happening at your. Let's say you know at columbia rain where you live and clan was ran where you live before you even get to the city you know can build up that way of course it it all. It's all it's all different e you leave either if you leave the central moskowitz want climate if you leave On the outskirts of moscow. It's another one if you live in the moscow region. That's the third one. And everything is it flows while one from another so the the problems i mean he can. You can face a for. Because of. I'm a i'm a very good speaker today. depends depends on the politicians who run depends on the mayor. Depends on the governor. Depends on the whoever whoever runs district you know for example It's winter in russia right every year We have these newsflash a news headline which says The services were not prepared for Mount of snow. You kidding me. It's snowing every goddamn year You cannot do anything economic repair advance and the send those poor immigrants to a clean up the streets because most of the most of the streets have been before the snow starts melting started melting. It was covered in snow. It was like labyrinth of snow. You could just easily can get your kid outside and you can play labyrinth with david bowie in the in the central moscow. So here's here's that for example and you can't any can end the thing is that You can't Your address the company which runs your house and they'll do anything because obviously there's so many levels of a of power of Influence of corruption..

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"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

Gurus of Comedy

05:49 min | 2 years ago

"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

"Great man in general and everything else he he's doing is great Well depends on what the point affirm in which in which town in country. You're you're in. That means which opinion you gonna get to which i can say that also It all true like everything Everything is true like both of this. Both of these angles can Can exist in the ask. Let me ask you a ton. Gentle question has georgia oils. Work actually being disseminated back into russia. Does it does it to. does it look like human. Well well. Well if you've never heard of so that says a lot of my favorite books. Oh you have. What was your question. You asked me rush. I like the concept of to through truth can exist at the same time and utility to. Yes yes yes yes exactly. That's what we are leaving constantly Perpetually everybody especially especially the the leaders of our country people who actually make laws And the police and the kgb and everybody everybody leaves with this concept apparently because to certain extent Everybody's on the wage. Everybody's they'd like there is no national idea on what's not But at the same time People understand that nothing is great. Now everything is far from great like there's so much to so many things develop m Obtain but at the same time. We can't say anything because you know you'll get the you'll go to jail. Probably all get live destroyed starting with getting fired and then see what happens so i suppose like when orel was rising that he was he had come off the back of civil war in spain which was very fascist versus. Well i think it was The nationalist at the time or socialists. Yes and he was a diverse anti-fascist to which made him socialist. But you know it they were. That was that was because he was the other thing rather than he was a devout socialist. And i think when he was looking at writing. That book was very much pointing towards the fascist. E style of even socialism was rising in europe mainly in germany but was also rising in russia at the time and the soviet union as it was back then and everyone talks well let's just communism communism kind of went. Its own way. Well it was at six assists in some aspects bush particularly in the former soviet union at that doesn't exist anymore but these guys cut their teeth and now they're another was what is it that it's like whatever that was that was communism turns out it wasn't communism because i still exists in russia. Communism doesn't is that something russian and everything is russian. no What marks the the other guy was what they wrote about it. it couldn't It wasn't it wasn't the chief in. Ussr obviously it was. Associated was socialistic system to socialism We never achieved communism as lennon wanted. So now wearing this controlled capitalism. I believe basically well basically our Is in crisis. All economists in the in around the world during crisis which is not cool but we have been in crisis for for quite a while. Although i must say the security thing..

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"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

Gurus of Comedy

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

"How many rooms did you watch the video. No i should do actually. Hey this is my house. Dinky and comparison in just watch. The video is just funny Funny thing how many rooms this house. I mentioned a palace Have a has one of the rooms is called Chica is like a disco and it contains the large amount of water as he believes so people people who built it they or designed it or the who ordered to build definitely had some They know how to party. Yeah no i mean. I think building the the house is easy. I like apparently. There's a tunnel under the hague the beers to drink wine. Yeah okay wow oft- heaven for me but the video was posted just beforehand and he promptly got arrested and then as a result that quite a number of protests were kicked off around russia nachos muscles to which i think the last number i saw. Unconfirmed was a three thousand. People were arrested and their treatment wasn't wasn't very arrested around rush on to not in moscow. Russia that's right. That's what i tell reporters. So what's going on. tell me i. he's just he's just russia. You know people are unhappy with the current situation and Well what can you say. People are unhappy with the current situation with the best two hundred years in my country. So what. I want to start with stomping which I've noticed too many years ago. When i started traveling That westerners europeans and others. They're quite interested in the russian politics although you guys have varia very specific from your media on what's going on in my country and one thing which i've i've learned is that Either putin is really bad. And whatever's going on in my country's really bad or that putin is really great and he keeps the contrary together and his best on human rights bear and such a such a such a such.

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"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

Gurus of Comedy

04:28 min | 2 years ago

"russian" Discussed on Gurus of Comedy

"It was found that everybody loved rod. I said i wanted to be a comedian. You know what is known as john. You catch that. Tears of joy guilty phoenix people including stupid again to gurus of comedy dave to comedy. Well that was a bit of a break taken off. Christmas and new year. And we're back now. Couple of podcast landau now. Few according getting trudy at its. I'm hoping to kind of really gets back into the end. Is your opening enjoying all these podcasts. Looking for any you guess. Interest in talking comedy. Gimme a show. We're going to get back into it. An previous group went on from russia. Dennis been on before he and i kind of discussed comedy on and off but he this of worked off a little bit about what's going on russia's so we kind of end up getting into that a bit more so drifted off of comedy. But still it's interesting to see how other people are living during this time so he's a good communicator. And we have a good chance. So i hope you enjoy us. Welcome we have underlined again at guru who has been here before. Ns nickel from russia. We moscow is not yes. Hello there welcome back. Heard that the gasol successful that you just dying to come back of course and licensed licensed. Nobody wants to talk to me. Terrible dennis. I've been discussing past as kind of a series so sensitive key podcasts at comedy because comedy does kind of reach into a real world and a lot of the reward right now is the protests going on in hong kong been going on for over a year and then there's one in the us last week or two weeks ago and one going off in russia at the moment. And it's all kind of Would you say. I say that it's alexi now. Any has kicked off this recent one. So for context alexi is. He's like the opposition leader in russia. If even exists. And he's he can't even get to stand against your president vladimir putin because any time someone stands in opposition. They seem to have some touchy reputation. That kind of gets them arrested for something. Well you just said everything. The podcast cat could end here her. Nobody can stand against putin. Thank you very much. We'll see you next time. The guy but he he definitely seems to be of the next generation. I was actually surprised. I was looking at wikipedia profile. Only about like a month younger than me. So this is my generation. This is our generation..

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