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Fresh update on "russians" discussed on Sterling on Sunday
"They put a giant neon arrow on corruption in the Bidens family. And not just with Hunter. But with Joe and beyond as well. The sister Joe Biden, Sister Joe Biden's brother, with the big contracts in Iraq. Right now, that's all perfectly legit on our news media's pretending that this is all Russian, The Democrats, clapper and shift confirmed liars. Claiming all this is Russian disinformation. Everything has been Russian disinformation. You know they were trying to help Trump Will they help the Democrat Party for four years and hurt Trump for four years? I don't know how you know. Maybe Putin is not very good at this stuff, but I don't think that's it also on Twitter. If Twitter were a foreign company, let's say operating out of Venezuela or North Korea. And they were crushing news stories in the states. How do you think we'd respond? How do you think we respond? Then? If it were in Iran building.
Google faces antitrust charges
"Something something happened with Google, I believe something did happen with Google. So a on Wednesday, the Justice Department brought a very, very long awaited antitrust lawsuit against Google. Saying that it's search product had basically cornered the market on this very important area of search and was locking out potentially better competition, and it's asking for among other things potential structural changes to the company. We don't really know a whole lot more than that before we get. Into the Nitty Gritty which I'm very excited for. Can you just on the scope of things at the Department of Justice does this feels like it's on the level of them going after Microsoft, in the nineties this isn't like. A little thing that will go away after a weeks because the news cycle has moved on or whatever that like this is going to be some kind of big even if the Department of Justice completely loses because their argument is questionable or whatever that this is a big ambitious meaningful thing that's happening not just a government agency complaining about Big Tech Yeah. This is a really big deal this has been in the works for a very long time. There are antitrust investigations against all the big tech companies and this is the first of. Them and also the first, really big action against Google for a long time. There was an F. T. C. I believe case against Google almost a decade ago, and this is going after Google search, which is the heart of their business and it's going after just the general idea of their size and so yeah, we don't totally know what the rest of the case is going to look like one of the weird things that a fairly small number of attorneys general has signed onto this, but they're definitely going for something that is Microsoft scale. I think the comparisons the Microsoft case they're kinda cutting in both Russian. Tim Wu is friend of the show and some we generally trust to have smart stuff. He's like this is just they just modeled after the Microsoft case. It's the same argument in as some other folks out there who are like this is totally different like a different argument, different case different time. So I think we have to see how that plays out. At a you were talking about what they asked for at the end. So they do mention at the end we want structural relief that is legal code for break-up, Google and then it's like and also anything else the court things would be good and that's the part that is the missed to me right like this thing doesn't tell a story it describes a problem, which is that Google is very big. We should get into the pluses and minuses of just describing that problem, but it describes a problem, but it doesn't really it doesn't feel like the. Doj is like asking for something they're just like look at how bad this problem is. It also seems like there's structural remedies. I mean it does sound like Code break-up. Google. But that's not really implied by the suit like the things they're actually complaining about concretely are a Google has these deals where android phone makers have to install certain APPS. If they want to have any google APPs preinstalled that google chrome default search engine is Google search on that. Google has this revenue sharing deal with apple that they're alleging provides this huge chunk of apple's profits that. That it's the default search engine for apple products, and all of those it kind of just seems like the solution there insinuating is that Google needs to stop having these deals or that it needs to add something like preference menu like you can select your browser. When you first sorry I, keep saying browser I mean searching. That you can select your search engine whenever you opened his brother browser like stuff like that. It's not really clear unless they I don't know spun off search how breaking up Google would help this particular case that they're making
U.S. Officials Say Russian Hackers Targeted State And Local Governments
"And homeland security are reporting Russian hackers targeted networks of dozens of state and local governments in recent days are my grass here, reports the alert says. Some networks were compromised. US. Officials point the finger to a Russian state sponsored hacking group. The advisory was released less than 24. Hours after US officials warned Russia and Iran have obtained some voting registration information.
Trump Vs. Biden: How Russia Sees The U.S. Election
"To move on to our next section, which is national security, and I do want to start with the security of our elections and some breaking news from overnight Just last night, Top intelligence officials confirmed again that both Russia and Iran are working to influence this election. Most countries have obtained us voter registration information, these officials say. And Iran sent intimidating messages to Florida voters. This question goes to you, Mr Vice President, What would you do to put an end to this threat? You have two minutes uninterrupted. I made it clear. I asked everyone else to take the pledge. I made it clear that any country no matter who it is that interferes in American elections will pay a price. They will pay a price. Has been overwhelmingly clear this election game get into the last one. This election that Russia has been involved. China has been involved in some degree, and now we learned that that that Iran is involved. They will pay a price. If I am elected. They're interfering with American sovereignty. That's what's going on. Right now. They're interfering with American sovereignty and the best of my knowledge. I don't think the president said anything to Putin about it. I don't think he's stalking them a lot. I don't think he said a word. I don't know why he hadn't said a word to Putin about it, and I don't know what he has recently said. If anything to the Iranians, my guess is he'd probably be more out spoken with regard to the Iranians. But the point is this folks were in a situation where we have foreign Company countries trying to interfere in the outcome of our election. His old Oh, National security advisor told him that what is happening with his buddy? Well, I will his buddy Rudy Giuliani. He's being used as a Russian pawn. He's being fed information that is Russian. That is not true. And then what happens? Nothing happens. And then you find out that everything is going on here about Russia is wanting to make sure that I do not get elected the next president states because they know I know them and they know me. I don't understand why this president is unwilling to take on Putin. When he's actually paying bounties to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan when he's engaged in activities that are trying to destabilize all of NATO. I don't know why he doesn't do it, but it's worth asking the question. Why is it that being done any country interferes with us will in fact, a price because they're affecting our sovereignty? President Trump. Same question to you. Let me let me ask the question. You have two minutes to respond for two elections in a row. Now there has been substantial interference from foreign adversaries. What would you do in your next term? To put an end to this two minutes? Let me respond to the first part as Joe answer, Joe got $3.5 million from Russia. And it came through Putin because he was very friendly with the former mayor of Moscow, and it was the mayor of Moscow's wife. And you got $3.5 million. Your family got $3.5 million in You know, someday you're gonna have to explain. Why did you get through to him? I never got any money from Russia. I don't get money from Russia. Now, about your thing last night. I knew all about that and threw John who is John Radcliffe was fantastic DNA, he said. The one thing that's common to both of them. They both want you to lose because there has been nobody tougher to Russia with between the sanctions, nobody tougher than me on Russia. Between the sanctions between all of what I've done with nature. You know, I've got the NATO countries to put up an extra 130 billion going to $420 billion a year. That's to guard against Russia. I sold while he was selling pillows and sheets. I sold tank busters to Ukraine. There has been nobody tougher. On Russia than Donald Trump. And I'll tell you they were so bad they took over the the submarine port. You remember that very well during your term during you and Barack Obama. They took over a big part of what should have been Ukraine. You handed it to him. But you were getting a lot of money from Russia. They were paying you a lot of money, and they probably still are. But now with what came out today, it's even worse. All of the e mails, the emails, the horrible e mails of the kind of money that you were raking in you and your family. And Joe you a vice president, when some of this was happening, and it should have never happened, And I think you owe an explanation to the American people. Why is it somebody just had a news conference a little while. Ago who was essentially supposed to work with you and your family. But what he said was damning. And regardless of me, I think you have to clean it up and talk to the American people. Maybe you could do it right now. Ice President Biden. You may respond visions and I don't want to follow up on the election security. I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life. We learn with this president. Paid 50 times The tax in China as a secret bank account with China does business in China and in fact is talking about me taking money? I have not taken a single penny from any country. What so ever ever number one number two This is a president. I have released all of my tax returns. 22 years go look at them. 22 years of my tax returns. You have not released a single solitary year of your tax returns. What are you hiding? Why are you on Willie? The foreign countries are paying you a lot. Russia is paying you a lot Chinese paying a lot on your hotels and all your businesses all around the country all around the world and China is building a new road to a new guy. Ah, a golf course you have overseas. So what's going on here? Why don't release your tax return to stop talking about corruption. President Trump you're
Lawyer: Snowden granted permanent residency in Russia
"His lawyer says. Former U. S security contractor Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia. Snowden, former contractor with the NSA has been living there since 2013 to escape prosecution here in the U. S. The leaks classified documents detailing government surveillance programs. Lawyer says no, not considering applying for Russian citizenship At this
US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting U. S. officials say Russian hackers have targeted dozens of state and local networks in recent days with less than two weeks to go to election day U. S. officials say Russian hackers have been targeting dozens of state and local networks in the United States and data was stolen from at least two servers the advisory comes from the FBI and the department of homeland security cyber security agency the advisory did not specify any victims were targeted but added there is no information that any election or government operations have been affected a Russian state sponsored group alternately known as dragonfly or energetic bear is believed to be responsible for the attacks might cross the Washington
Lawyer: Snowden granted permanent residency in Russia
"In Russia. Snowden, former contractor with the NSA has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution here in the U. S. A leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, Lawyer says noting is not considering applying for Russian citizenship At the moment, a painting called Show Me the Monet by a famous street artists.
Space station crew returns to Earth after 196-day mission
"Space station team ever to launch during a pandemic is back safely on Earth. They are experiencing gravity again for the first time in 196 days. Astronaut Chris Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts touchdown outside Kazakhstan. Their mission to the international space Station began on April 9th. Not long after the Corona virus was labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization, Joe
Social Media Influenced or Influencers?
"The highest paid earner on Youtube is not old enough to get a driver's license. In fact, he's nine his name is Ryan. His channel May twenty, six, million dollars last year and fact two of the top three global earners on Youtube are under ten years old. The third highest earner is a six year old Russian girl who brought in eighteen million dollars recently, lawmakers in France passed a bill that contained similar labor protections for child social, media stars as for child actors models while protecting kids is a laudable thing to do. It feels A. Bit Strange calling this new law a win several months ago in a breakpoint commentary, we discussed teenage pop music, Star Name Billy Irish who swept the two thousand twenty grammy awards are concerns about how island had been exploited to make money apply here too when childhoods are directed toward building media, empires, Young Youtube Stars in elementary age social media influencers earn money by broadcasting their lives online and then charging money for ad placements. All of this enabled, of course, by their parents and our society and especially weird but largely unquestioned societal norm is revealed in. All of this, our culture idolizes the concept of agency justifying almost anything by the capacity to act according to One's granted wishes all of our postmodern moral claims about sexuality hinge on agency. If an encounter was consensual, it was okay. If a baby is wanted, then it's really baby if a couple wants to stay married, they should if they don't, they shouldn't no other questions to be asked however does anyone actually believed that a six year old girl who thinks she's just playing at the park with her dad but his actually being broadcast and millions. Of Subscribers Online has agency isn't even possible for her to understand realize that she's the star of kindergarten version of the Truman show of course, not kids have no concept of the dangers that kind of publicity not to mention that kind of money can pose for her personal and relational wellbeing. In fact, we only need check in on Corey Feldman or Britney Spears to see just what should be obvious that people meant to protect. THEM AREN'T French lawmakers concerned about how hard they work as noble was at intention may be the people meant to protect. Children are their parents. Still the problem created here is two pronged on the other side of the camera. That's pointed directly in the faces of celebrity kids are other kids who are obsessively consuming their content and are sold on a wrong idea of what life is ultimately all about even more new netflix documentary reveals just how much the success of social media companies hinges on our loss of agency and the social dilemma. A handful of Silicon Valley engineers and former social media executives describe how successfully algorithms keep users on their sites for as long as. Possible the five videos that pop up in the up next column on Youtube are generated by an algorithm built by people who are trained in human psychology and determine what will interest you. The next video then plays automatically after intending to watch just one, we end up watching dozens and algorithms custom sell videos. Artificial intelligence can even create them writing in medium. John. Bridled scribes the infiltration of bought created videos for children on Youtube botts determine what videos kids are watching, and then create mashups of images, songs, and Buzzword Hashtags in order to keep them. Watching and no amount of gatekeepers or regulators can keep out those with nefarious intent including those who create videos of lovable cartoon characters doing horrifying things the new. York Times covered this dangerous phenomenon a few years ago in a peace with this headline on Youtube kids startling video slipped past filters. One tampered with video featured kids, cartoon character, pepe pig being literally tortured by her dentist. It showed up on Youtube S- front page when users type in just a few basic search terms thankfully youtube caught it and eventually removed it look at the very least. Parents must diligently monitor what their kids are watching online. However, we must diligently push back on those parts of our digital culture that are now going largely unquestioned cultures most powerful, not where it is the loudest. But in what it normalizes screen time worldview messages, the inept concept of consent and yes child celebrity isn't children bear the image of God they exist because he loves them not so that they could fulfill the
U.S. and Russia Appear to Edge Toward Extension of Nuclear Treaty
"Appear to be on board with a nuclear arms treaty extension. A State Department spokeswoman has welcomed the Russian offer. Saying the U. S. Is prepared to meet to finalize a verifiable agreement and expects Russia to empower its diplomats to do the same. The green light statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry marks a shift in Moscow's position after Russia and the U. S rejected each other's offers regarding the new start treaty that expires in February. The ministry has noted. It's ready for a deal if the US doesn't put forward any additional demands. I'm Charles
U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska
"NORAD scrambled two fighter jets overnight to intercept a Russian bombers off off the coast of Alaska. The two Russian bomber is being escorted by Russian fighter jets were only about 30 miles off the coast of Alaska. It's become somewhat routine in recent months. Russia making its presence known off Alaska They never entered U S airspace instead, staying right outside in the air Defense identification zone, the US scrambling F 20 twos to intercept the bombers and fighter jets. The Russian jets were there for about an hour and a half before heading back to Russia and, like Stone, ABC
U.S. and Russia Appear to Edge Toward Extension of Nuclear Treaty
"And Washington appear to be on board with a nuclear arms treaty extension. The State Department spokeswoman has welcomed the Russian offer, saying the U. S. Is prepared to meet to finalize a verifiable agreement. And expects Russia to empower its diplomats to do the same. The green light statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry marks a shift in Moscow's position after Russia and the U. S rejected each other's offers regarding the new start treaty that expires in February. The ministry has noted. It's ready for a deal if the US doesn't put forward any additional demands.
U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska
"Fighter jets Monday night to intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska. These hills from maybe sees Alex Stone. The two Russian bombers being escorted by Russian fighter jets were only about 30 miles off the coast of Alaska. It's become somewhat routine in recent months, Russia making its presence known off Alaska, they never entered U. S airspace, instead, staying right outside in the air Defense identification zone, the US scrambling at 20 twos to intercept the bombers and fighter jets. The Russian jets were there for about an hour and a half before heading back to Russia. And, like
Trump urges Barr to 'act fast,' 'appoint somebody' to probe Hunter Biden business dealings
"For further investigation into presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunters overseas business dealings. Some House Republicans agree with President Trump on the need for a broader investigation. A group of House Republicans, led by Congressman Andy Biggs of Arizona, calling on Attorney General Bill Bar to immediately appoint a special counsel to lead a thorough investigation. Quote. We request that the Department of Justice immediately appoint an independent on by a special counsel to investigate the issues that we have raised as well as any corresponding legal or ethical issues. That might be uncovered from the former vice president's 47 years in public office. House intelligence chairman Democrat Adam Schiff of California has blamed the Russians for dropping this Hunter email story at a critical stage of the campaign. The director of National Intelligence, said yesterday. That's not true. That's Fox's Mike Emanuel on Capitol Hill. Biden has repeatedly denied the allegations. Arson is
Russia, US appear ready for deal to extend nuclear pact
"Moscow says it's ready to accept the US proposal to freeze the number of nuclear warheads and extend the two nations lost arms control pact for one year a state department spokeswoman was welcomed the Russian offer saying the U. S. is prepared to meet to finalize a verifiable agreement and expects Russia to empower its diplomats to do the same the green light statement from the Russian foreign ministry marks a shift in Moscow's position of the Russia and the U. S. rejected each other's office regarding the new start treaty that expires in February the ministry has noted it's ready for a deal if the US doesn't put forward any additional to moms I'm Charles de Ledesma
New Yorker suspends Jeffrey Toobin after he reportedly exposed himself on Zoom call
"A sex act during a zoom call with colleagues. While the magazine took action. CNN instead issued a statement claiming he just wanted some time off to bin later issued a statement apologizing, adding he thought his zoom video was off and no one could see him. Six Russian military intelligence officials are facing federal charges for cyber attacks against American companies and a variety
U.S. charges Russian military hackers
"A story for you. May Two thousand seventeen voters in France went to the polls to elect a new French president just like in our election the before then Russian intelligence agencies in the Russian government played hard in the French election that year russian-owned websites pushing outlandish rumours about the centrist candidate Emmanuel macron. Those rumors were then processed into pieces Russian state media outlets. macron's rival was a far right candidate named Marine Le Pen she had inherited from her Holocaust denying Father Control of Francis Post. World War Two Fascist Party. So it was the neo-fascist party running against macron. Lapenne far-right neo-fascist campaign was explicitly bankrolled by a Russian state controlled bank. Marine Le Pen went to Moscow and met with Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin during the campaign. This was not subtle. But it was. Too much for Russia to pass up a divisive racist far right fascist candidate injecting chaos into the elections in a major. European. Democracy in twenty seventeen that's like catnip to Russia. Right? They want to undermine democracy everywhere. They will undermine Western countries in general however they can. But Russia's saved its boldest move for the eve of that French. Just two days before the vote. Russian. Hackers part of the same Russian military unit that had disseminated hacked democratic emails during the twenty, sixteen American election the before. They dumped tens of thousands of files, online, nine gigabytes of stolen emails and other information all hacked from Emmanuel Macron's campaign, and that might have become the dominant news story of the final weekend of that campaign. Before French voters went to the polls. It might have actually ended up upending that election if it were not for a quirk of French law, which imposes a media blackout on anything relating to the campaign for full day before voting starts all the way through until polls close on election day. That blackout period in French law precedes this whole scandal with Russia messing with the French election. But it ended up saving the day. The material that was hacked by Russian intelligence got posted online and France just hours before media blackout period began just minutes before the blackout began at midnight that night the macron campaign issued a statement warning that the hackers had inserted forged fake documents into the hack stolen material they pleaded with the media to not report on that junk. And the media didn't. They stuck to the rules. And in the end, Emmanuel macron beat the far-right neo-fascist Marine Le Pen by more than thirty points. And there's a couple of reasons for us be thinking about sort of relearning the story of that. Two thousand seventeen French election right now one is that the intelligence community is raising the alarm that Russian intelligence is executing an operation just like the one they did in France on us right now the supposedly Biden scandal that Rudy Giuliani has been shopping the scandal he. Managed to get printed in the New York Post which president trump has been gleefully promoting ever since including posing with a copy of that paper in the Oval Office that junk that Giuliani has been promoting is being actively investigated by federal investigators as potentially part of a hostile foreign influence operation illegally targeting our election and the intelligence community is investigating this Johnny on the spot. In part because they saw this coming in advance, this is in the New York Times last week quote, The Times reported last January the Ukrainian company were Hunter Biden was once on the Board respond had been hacked by the same Russian Intelligence Unit that hacked the Democratic National Committee in two thousand, sixteen last month US intelligence analysts contracted several people with knowledge of that hack. Asking them for further information because they picked up chatter that stolen burris, my emails would be leaked in the form of an October surprise among their chief concerns was that the burris material would be leaked alongside forged materials and it it's to hurt Biden's candidacy as Russian. Hackers did when they dumped real e mails alongside forgeries ahead of the French elections in two thousand seventeen. So that's what they did to Macron in two, thousand, seventeen they hacked all install all of this stuff from his campaign than they mixed it up with Ford stuffing dumped it right before the election. That's what the US intelligence community said. They believed was going to happen with Barista and sort of October surprise firm Rudy Giuliani. Thank right on time Rudy Giuliani shows up some emails from a mysterious source that are totally unverified and unverified able and only one Rupert Murdoch owned right wing tabloid will air that junk. Put it in their paper. So. That's one reason. The Russian operation in the two thousand, seventeen French election newly relevant to our lives right now, the Russians may be trying that exact same trick all over again except we don't have media blackout rules. The other reason that that two thousand seventeen Russian operation in France is newly relevant. Is that the guys who did it just got indicted by the US Justice Department today? Here they are the Russian military intelligence hackers who carried out that operation to interfere in the French election in two thousand seventeen the Justice Department says in the indictment today that these guys also launched major malware and hacking operations that shut down the power grid in Ukraine that hit the parliament in the nation of Georgia that chemical weapons investigators in the UK and Europe who were looking into the Russian poisoning of former Russian spy, Sergei scruple who was poisoned with a Russian nerve agent on British territory they say, they also orchestrated hacks that hit hospitals in companies. In the United States. They also organize tax that hit the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics quite a list. And? Although. One of the Russian hacker that was indicted today was previously indicted by Robert Muller in two thousand eighteen for his role in the hacking operation against the twenty sixteen election here in the US, today's indictment of these Russian hackers doesn't include any charges related to American election interference this year. That said the election. The American election is two weeks from tomorrow. It's hard to look today's indictment without trying to understand how it relates to our own election and what the Justice Department is trying to signal here. Is that the right way to look at this. Joining us now is Jeremy Bash. He served as chief of staff at the CIA and at the Defense Department under President Obama Jeremy Nice to see. Thanks for making time. It, Rachel. So, this is a lot. Going on the surprise announcement today from the Justice Department about the indictment of these Russian hackers when you look at this with your background in intelligence and your understanding of what Russia has done to target our democracy and others. What do you think is most important here for people to understand. Well I think was most important is that the GRU this Russian military organization that was responsible for the two thousand Sixteen Hacking Dump Operation Against the Democrats that was responsible for the two thousand seventeen election appearance in France as you noted, and is responsible for these militias cyber attacks globally including, against us, hospitals and. They are very active. They're very capable and they are in fact probably behind this this Russian. Intelligence operation at least a looks and appears to be Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign. Last. Week Andrew Weisman, who is part of the Miller investigation wrote in Law Fair about the decision that was made by bill bar earlier this year this spring to drop criminal charges against Russian companies that had participated in the attack on our election in two thousand sixteen and that didn't actually get a lot of attention when it happened in March I think in part because the country was overwhelmed by what was starting to happen to us in terms of covid why spent makes the case that before may have acted essentially improperly in dismissing those charges essentially signaling to Russia that the. US Criminal Law wouldn't be used against them as a tool if they wanted to interfere in the election this year I'm wondering if this might be a signal in the other direction, if this might be some sort of signal to brushback rush intelligence ahead of what appears to be their ongoing efforts to boost trump in his reelection effort. Hartono, racial. But what we do know is that there are mixed signals being sent by the US government here. Today we have the Justice Department indicting Russian hackers, but you've got the president of the United States welcoming condoning what looks apparently like a Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign remember Rachel that Rudy Giuliani. In Kiev, with Andrei Dirk Catch Ukrainian lawmaker who has been assessed by US intelligence and announced by our Treasury Department to be a Russian asset for the last decade. Giuliani goes to Kiev meets with Dir cash and he comes back and low these many months later, Giuliani surfaces up with these a very mysterious emails. So every Intelligence Professional Rachel that I've talked to the last twenty four hours says that this walks like a Russian intelligence disinformation campaign this talks like a Russian intelligence to information campaign. This is most likely Russian intelligence is permission campaign against the Biden team.
6 Russian Intelligence Officers Charged In High-Profile Cyberattacks
"Officers are facing federal charges in connection with a series of high profile and destructive cyberattacks. The charges, detail hacks targeting the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympics, among others. NPR Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas is here to tell us more. Hi, Ryan first. What do we know about the defendants and what they've been charged with? The Justice Department says that these six defendants are all current or former officers with Russia's military intelligence agency. That's the GR EW. It's the same agency that was behind the hacks in the 2016 U. S election. Now there's no allegation in this indictment of any hacking tied to the 2020 vote, the one in the inn Ah, a couple of weeks. The defendants in this instance face seven counts in all those include hacking, conspiracy, wire fraud, computer fraud and identity theft. And this is for a really stunning string of cyber attacks over the past five years, U. S officials say this is the single most destructive and destructive Siri's of cyber attacks that have ever been attributed to just one group. What were those attacks Tell us about them? Well, it's a long list. It includes hacks in 2015 and 2016 that targeted Ah, Ukraine's power grid. Those knocked more than 200,000 customers offline at one point or as one U. S official said Today, it turned out the lights and turned off the heat in the middle of an eastern European winter. There's also a devastating attack known is not Pecchia that began in Ukraine and spread across the globe that crippled companies and industries and hospitals. It cause billions of dollars in damages, including here in the U. S. There are hacks targeting the investigations by British and international authorities into the use of a Russian nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in the UK. That was the episode involving the Spice Sergei Scribble and a few others write. Each of these incidents has been widely reported on their own. It's interesting to see all of these people tied together with all of them exactly right, And there's actually even Maurine the indictment their cyber attacks that targeted the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. And then there's the hack and leak operation against the 2017 French elections that targeted the political party of France is now president Emmanuel Macron. So it is really quite a list any insight into why the
Skincare Journey with Michelle Lee
"Today we have a guest that iconic doesn't even begin to describe it I feel like we have to get into this. Yeah. I. Mean as per usual who wants to hear from you and I were disgusting trolls we have to. Fight. The woman who is here today? It's potentially going to change all that today. No promises, but baby. Today we have on the editor in chief that's e I see. Okay. That's industry slain of Allure magazine. Honey it's Michelle. Lee. You guys this is Michelle welcome to the show I am so starstruck grew up reading magazines on Friday nights. So the fact that I'm speaking to an actual editor in chief I just I'm like Holy Shit like she's she knows it all she has I'm so cluttered what an introduction and I don't want against her up too much. But please if I may gas a little more. This woman the. Incomparable Michelle Lee. Has worked at some of your favorite magazines not only are you the editor in chief of a law, which is like unbelievable I'm salivating I have. I'm Fan girling your editor in chief of nylon correct I was I was that was my job right before Lor and for that you've worked for Britain for like a million zillion different publications glamour you are on the founding team of I want to say COSMO Girl Yep. Yeah. Do you remember Cosmo girl? Do I S- I was the third higher at Cosmo girl. We created the sticker is we did the whole thing. So no innovative remember what magazines used to have stickers. I just thought about member lucky I mean, of course, Michelle, you remember Lucky magazine of course, the stickers I love serious by it. It was like they had like three options. It was like I think about it don't buy. Could you imagine like going through your magazine and being like I'm not going to buy that can put a sticker next to it. That sounds so fun. Anyway Michelle. You've seen it all you've written for it all and you know so much about beauty and we're so honored to have you on our show. Well, I am so honored also because I am a gloomy I'm a huge fan I seriously has done a whole marathon literally almost every single episode and I could listened I talk about you guys all the time I do like in the office attack about you to other people I'm obsessed I'm also. So embarrassed of all the things united me right now so Let. On, sorry yeah. Learn a lot about La 'cause I don't know that much about L. A. Things. So like Erawan, I feel like I've learned so much about oat milk from you guys. You would think there's not that much to learn when it comes to oats and water mixed together but. Lord knows Esther and I. Found the crevices and like some. A lot of stuff to talk about when it comes to. You wouldn't gosh I'm fan growing and I'm embarrassed I mean Michelle you know too much about ministers bodies. That my worst. About. Yeah. I I'm speechless. We had to make good use of this time her okay. So Let's just start by talking about. Your instagram which I really recommend everyone go follow I. Believe it's Hey. Michelle Li Yep. Your instagram is a treasure trove of so much stuff your interests when it comes to beauty or far-ranging particularly I, feel like what? I think of Michelle, Lee think of nail art and ask for. Today was staring at your nail since meeting. Oh good podcastone. SURPRI-? I'm so genuinely minor Kinda. Jenky like don't look through closer little crumbly idea your on. Let me say I who I do my own nails. You'll notice. They, look cute Think-i esters. Got Some. Cutie I do I started doing at sea press on meals? And I'm a I'm enjoying myself I'll say, Oh, you know I did press on nails for the first time recently Chill House No Chill House released on. It's very cool salon in New York. City, and they have I think they used to have two locations there now down to one and they just made these very cool press but they're very like a lot of the nail art that I have my instagram. They have as well because I get my nails there quite a bit but they're cute cute like really minimalist. Designs. Oh. I. Love that one you posted of the Purple Marble yes. That video is so cool. Yeah. I. It's like I do a lot of reposting of other nail artists to and I went down this rabbit hole of Russian. Nail artists are next level like the way that they do marble nails and other things. It's just like stuff you've never seen before.
"russians" Discussed on Parklandia
"Because it was colder. There's a smaller area. But I mean at least one hundred people were there and people from out of town in town and the cool thing is. They said they even invite like traveling musicians out to it so you just have to be there at the right time right place. I guess but yeah and they do it every single week and it's a really beautiful place because I just I felt so much soul there. Yeah me too. I loved it so much more than I thought I would. I guess yeah it takes place in the summer months at this resort Called Dornan's yeah. I remember like when I was first hearing about this new. Told me about this like resort. I thought Dornan's was a restaurant in Jackson or something. I literally had no idea. It was in Grand Teton or like what it was. I definitely did not expect but it turned out to be but it was awesome and this resort looks like a rustic lodge or something. It looks like more like Glam and a hotel I guess and I love it so so cool. This whole event takes place there with these musical performers under a tent and food and drink served on night long. I mean it was just an absolute blast. Yeah and speaking of food and drinks I think we need to carve out some time to talk more about how Jackson and also Teton village. And how incredible the foods he says in both of these places. It's wonderful I love it. Yeah like the million dollar boy bar. That's places great you and I have both been a couple of times now and this is like an iconic stop in Jackson. It's right on the central square of the town and one of the older venues in Jackson and has a really big like light up. Sign kind of like a Las Vegas. Ask with a big huge cowboy. It's yawning does he. Let us right. Helix spins around. Well Yeah and inside. Is this big sprawling? Saloon like Bar and the best part is the the little bar itself is lined with not just bar stools but the key their stools with what are the. What are they called? They're like you said I like saddle are you are a little hard to climb up onto. But it's really like on a horse you're getting very little experience with horseback riding spine. My desperate confusion right now without. Yeah I love it though. No it was really beautiful just to get on the saddles and just like sit there and drink and there's some great cocktails in their food. Y'All it's like a pick up window Option there's that one where you go order it from the window go up to the bar put your number down in the bring it to you. But then there's also that steakhouse down below and you haven't I have I myself to him really beautiful dinner there one night and I just loved it. I was expensive for one person. I mean I'm not done yet. It was probably like ninety bucks by the time I was done. I had I had staked potatoes. I had cocktails and it was the perfect. That's like the most classic Meiomi Meal Makoto Wyoming and I say he can't get a cauliflower steak right off the Tofu like I'd probably get like literally thrown out of the front of the doors right. Yeah absolutely so. This place is essential. My I think my favorite place for food is. This cafe called softening bakery and there are actually two locations. Do Mary Yeah. So there's one like right around the corner from this bar in the heart of Jackson and then there's a newer one near Teton village. And which is right by where we were staying hostage. This place is so good. It's like sunny and sleek and modern and the food is just really wholesome and delicious and seasonal and they're known especially for their bait goods like cakes and cookies in quick breads and stuff like that. I wouldn't be surprised. Just like serve a like a cauliflower steak dinner. But they don't but yeah because it was more like modern like green balls. Wholesome stuff like that and when we were last there when you and I went together I had like a carrot coconut bread or something so not like a cake. It was more like banana bread but with coconut and carrot and so just wonderful they do everything perfectly and turmeric. Yeah where was that place that you had the White Russians? So that was the lodge. Were saying Teton village. This place called the spur. Yes and just. It's just like beautiful looking homey cozy restaurant slash saloon in on the bottom level of the hotel and it seems like the right place of Russia. And like it's that vibe you just WanNa like do all the cozy things and drink the boozy espressos stuff and it was great and then you told me about this bar where you're like roll the dice. Determine your job in your chaser. Whatever you know. Yeah we need to talk about so. That place is called the handlebar. It's also with in Teton village. It's just a short walk away from were staying and that was my favorite thing ever and that was the one I really wanted to take you to. But they were closed in addition to most everything else on Tito village but so the deal is like I mean. The restaurant itself has just great. It's this beautiful mountain lodge restaurant with like polished wood and soaring ceilings. And just you know with great whiskey and beer fried chicken sandwiches and stuff like that. Looks like kraft go back? Yeah this place alone is worth a revisit but the best thing about it is. There's this option on the drink menu where you roll dice to determine your mic shot chaser in beer so three different three different roles I believe. Yeah and it's it's a gamble because at my alley I mean the beers are all good and the I think the risk is part was like the shots because some of them are like traditional and then some of them are kind of wild like there. There was a pickle green pickle juice or something and then hot dog. Water is one of them. No so you don't WanNa let on that. The best part was like I did it. I roll the dice. I got something relatively tame. Same thing for my brother and my sister was really nervous to do it because she was deathly afraid of getting Hot Water. Which is understandable. Who thought but she finally did. It sure looked fine overall and then she landed on the hot water and we burst out laughing so she immediately grabbed. The DIS enrolled again. As if we didn't notice that she leaned but then again landed on hot tidewater she was just. I'm sorry I can't do that. She's like I and II forfeit. Yeah like she danced around that she cheated to get out of hot water because she if she is being honorable should've done the hot water but probably opted for one. I got a beautiful beers in Jackson. I mean it's turning out to be this little beer with craft breweries popping up all over the area seniors so I wouldn't blame emily for doing that. No I don't for the local sensory now I I remember. We went to this one It's Roadhouse Branko. Which has a small taproom at its original brewery. And then there's another prob located Whereas a full restaurant yeah. It's just the perfect like all of it. Everything we do. I love the decor. The decor is very rustic. Chic the beer brands amazing. The beer names are amazing and the food just also good really ought to place. Tell overseen by Brewer Colby Cox and Jeff Gavin fine. Who definitely are one of the best known chefs in the area And they have several restaurants throughout Jackson so food. At the Roadhouse is definitely better than what most people think when they're going to like get brewery for. Yeah I I think. The many here is full of surprises. Definitely raising the bar unlike Barfield so to speak. Because he's got things. Like Sierra Idaho Trout and Fried ARTICHOKES IN BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER. So not a cough our stake but in the same vicinity and then there are like Kimchi. Hotdogs Kimchi hot water shots for Emily. Would you do that then? No no those flat breads. Oh yeah duck routine and then there's even a Zucchini needle lasagna. Which if you like I mean. I'm really into Zucchini Noodles. Wonderful idea and we also had something similar in West Yellowstone at Some SELENA WE WENT OUT. We can slow and coast. Yes and I had that there. I had not LASAGNA but I have like Zucchini.
"russians" Discussed on The Asset
"But strangely there was no sign of struggled the chairs chairs hadn't even been knocked over a coroner ruled that he had been stabbed to death in the arms neck chest abdomen with two different knives but that punch her himself had done it. Puncher had stabbed himself to death with two knives not one but two. I'm expert experiment. Director of the Moscow project in this is a special bonus episode of the asset between twenty seventeen in two thousand. Eighteen buzzfeed news posted a series of investigative pieces into suspicious Russian deaths in the United United Kingdom identifying at least fourteen people who us intelligence officials think were assassinated on British soil by Russian operatives. In fact buzzfeed has just released a book on these pieces by investigations editor. Heidi Blake titled Quote from Russia With Blood. The Kremlin's ruthless assassination program and Vladimir Putin secret war on the West with the buzzfeed stories. Highlight is that you. K- has become a focal point for Russian intelligence Agence Russian oligarch money has poured into London. They cool it the laundromats it was eastern Europe's biggest ever money laundering scheme involving fake fake British companies Russian banks and the courts in Moldova. Russian criminals used it to launder at least twenty billion dollars. The property pretty market of West London has been gobbled up by Russian money. The world's elite poor. It's money into London property the safe place to store money. British landlords realtors tax authorities are all happy to take their cash without questioning where it comes from for the very reason that the UN tough to one person. Do you have to go after everybody. No government would want responsible for such a negative impact on on the London. Bricks and mortar have become the currency of international crime one of UK's most prominent primarily teams Chelsea Football Club was purchased by Roman Abramovich and Russian money and influence has been linked to senior UK political figures ears in as Russian influence grew in the United Kingdom. So did the suspicious deaths in so did the brazenness of Russian intelligence operators. We'll start in two thousand sixteen with the death of Matthew. Puncher puncher was a British scientists and he had been the first to measure the dose of Radioactive Polonium. Used to kill Litvinenko around the time of his death. PUNCHER had been visiting the Mayak nuclear facility. Where the polonium had I been produced in Russia? The the Mayak facility's deep in the Russian Ural Mountains and surrounded by a huge exclusion zone. Because it's a nuclear lab that produces highly radioactive material that can kill people both fee described it as quote one of the most contaminated places on the planet. Puncher was there to study the effects of working with polonium neom on the workers at my ac but while there he was being followed in surveilled by Russian intelligence when he got back from his final trip his wife said he was depressed in soon after he was found stabbed to death when the police got the punters home there was blood everywhere but strangely there was no sign of struggle. The chairs hadn't even been knocked over a coroner ruled that he had been stabbed to death in the arms neck chest and abdomen with two different knives but that punch her himself had done it. Puncher had stabbed himself to death with two knives lives not one but two British. Investigators closed the case but US intelligence sources. Perhaps not quite buying that story. He told buzzfeed they think he was assassinated and that his death was linked to his work in Russia. So we have Alexander Litvinenko poisoned by Radioactive Cup of tea. We have a scientist to examine that poisoning stabbing himself to death a decade later. And now we'll go back a bit further to Alexander pair Piccinini. This is the affluent gated community in southern England which may be the latest Kremlin crime-scene to come to light. It was here that wealthy healthy Russian exile and whistle blower Alexander. Purplish knee dropped dead while jogging. Back in two thousand twelve. He was just forty four at the time. British police ruled thank foul play but now traces of an extremely toxic plant to the stomach appear to have been way back in episode five. We talked about the case of Sergei Magnitsky Back Nikki was a Russian lawyer who uncovered a two hundred thirty million dollar tax fraud. Scheme that benefited Kremlin officials. He he was arrested beaten in tortured and he ultimately died in jail. His death was not suspicious just horribly tragic for his work. Uncovering a huge quarter billion dollar. Russian government embezzlement scheme. Sergei magnitsky was thrown in prison without charges after being beaten and tortured denied medical medical treatment. He died in prison in two thousand nine. It was thirty seven years old but that tax fraud that he discovered was a big deal. Russian government officials and people close most of them were stealing vast sums of money in wandering that money overseas. How were they doing it? Where was it going and as it turns out purple each Ni knew the answers to these questions per pollini got his start writing software code and at one point had considered becoming a scientist but by the time the nineties rolled around and he had instead become a businessman in a financier in he fell in with well to put it lightly the wrong crowd? He began working with people who were allegedly laundering. Money on behalf of the Russian mob in a lot of that money. That magnitsky discovered was being fraudulently stolen in laundered it was being wandered in moved moved eventually to a company that was tied to para-police knee so just to be clear. Russian government officials and Russian organized crime syndicates. Were wandering two hundred and thirty million clean dollars out of the country in para-police knee was quite literally holding all the receipts. We understand Mister Pechiney fled Russia fearing for his life after allegedly falling out with a criminal gang which included corrupt officials. He brought with him here to Britain a stash of highly sensitive tiff documents. These allegedly show how Russian officials transferred millions of euros to Swiss bank accounts the money just part of the proceeds of a huge tax fraud sometime passed in one or both of the following things happened para police. And he had a falling out with those he was working with breath and para-police knee had a change of heart about the deep level of corruption in Russia. Whatever his motives were he fled to Britain and he wanted to handover over all those receipts to the proper authorities and he did? He began talking with Swiss authorities handing over documents and allowing them to freeze accounts with with at least ten million dollars in laundered funds but then no surprise. He began receiving death threats. His name was on a Russian mob. Hitlist he knew oh he was in danger and he began behaving strangely in November. Twenty twelve. He took a mysterious trip to Paris leaving his wife and child at home. Hang out for a few you days with the Ukrainian fashion designer writes in Paris just two days before he collapse. Stay in this five star hotel around lunchtime. That day he was joined joined by twenty two year olds. Ukrainian design a book to hotel rooms but only stayed in one of them. According to the woman he was with. There wasn't anything super suspicious. The the trip. He took her shopping and she said he seemed stressed. She said during his time in Paris he will with it. He was worried he was. He seemed off. She later said they spent their last evening together at this Sushi restaurant. He told her the food tasted strange and sent the dish back when they return to that hotel. He was sick three times in the bathroom. He got back to London on the morning of November tenth. Twenty twelve. He went for a jog earlier that year. As part of a life insurance policy he had been checked out by a doctor in received a clean bill of health so this healthy forty four year old man. Dan went for a run and then all of a sudden he collapsed on the side of the road. He was throwing up in passed out and bystanders tried to give him CPR but he died and police said he died of natural causes. They said it was. I'm sure you guessed it by now. A heart heart attack but because they didn't know Alexander purplish knees background. The British police didn't immediately treat this case as suspicious that meant key. He evidence including his entire stomach contents were flushed away before they could be fully tested. Whatever the cause of death critics point to other mistakes stikes made in this case phone messages? Were not checked. CCTV was deleted before it could be. Viewed police lost all the data. They copied from a family laptop over two years later though his life. Insurance Company dropped a bombshell. They had hired an outside expert. who had found evidence of traces of a deadly toxin emperor? Police knees stomach what they found. Traces of Gel semion plant which produces a poison which is extremely really rare and very hard to trace. The toxin was apparently from a rare. Chinese plant nicknamed heartbreak grass. Because if if you eat it you go into cardiac arrest a lawyer for the life. Insurance Company said that it is quote unknown weapon of assassination by Chinese in Russian contract killers. Now everyone involved in this case is at odds with each other the British authorities say there was no foul play the French authorities who are involved.
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"Hello and welcome doping arguments arguments this episode three hundred and thirty four. I'm Donald Smith that's Andrew Torres. How're you doing Andrew? I am doing fantastic Thomas. We just Recorded episode thirty five of law. Awful movies we want the pilot of bluff city law. And and and you know they're all great right. All of our law awful movies I. I don't know I felt like there's a pretty good episode is great. It was fantastic. That show is every bit as bad as I wanted and morale. Aw God so much bad law so much. Andrew the lot of cursing actually also so much Andrew Bang his head on a wall. It was fantastic. Don't miss it go to Patriot dot com slash La hop on that it seriously. Those a lot of movies are a ton of fun. It's funny but it's also you learn a lot in the process about how bad had people are at writing law shows and movies and stuff and you and you are so good at like screenwriting right like you know take screenwriting so we come up with like between the two of us. We're like well we could have written a better. Oh Yeah we're really. Should we really got to get hey. NBC Call Us. We're here okay You know actually before we get going on to say one thing. Quickly we do shout out for vulgarity for charity and it was pointed out that we think we gave cognitive dissonance. A little bit of short shift on that Shrift I never know that sort of thing. Short Shrift Shrimp Shrimp. Sure if it's not as I said I was like what is when you get released early from Jack in the box short shrift. What is shrift do you ever every? Here's shrift used in any other context anyway. The shirt the shrift of what I'm trying to say is that we get far we Cognitive distance podcast is also You know they are not you know under the umbrella of puzzle thunderstorms I just want to give them a special shout Too because they are part of the vulgarity for charity and they do it along with the puzzle guys and see so call you and tell you I got. I got yelled at for a long time. Now I'm just just get no it's important. You know they. They are every bit as much a part of raising money for charity. And this is a great show. Great Show great sorry. Sorry that I said it's me this. I said puzzled thunderstorm. And that's that's on me. That's all right. Just WanNa give those guys tune into an upcoming cardis not true. It's coming but I'll be on and it was a lot of fun it'll be really funny. So Yeah Charlotte to those guys. We love him. Okay okay You have a quick Andrew was wrong I do have an injury was wrong. Only about eighty seven thousand people pointed out On the basis of last last Thursday and Fridays episodes that I called Gordon. Sandline the ambassador to Ukraine and he was of course the ambassador to the EU. Which makes it and I knew that? And Look. You know there's a lot of stuff going on But mea culpa on that and as you eighty seven thousand people have helpfully pointed out all right like Ukraine is not in the e U so it you know it just adds to the the the overall you know why. Why is Rick Perry here? Why is Rudy Giuliani here? And you could add that. You know why Gordon Somboon there so I was like the EU wants them right. I mean I think there. That's part of the like pro. Political process has been are they going is. UK Crane going to be cozier to Russia or kind of go along the EU route. So I mean yeah kind of makes sense as in the mix but yeah it is. It is weird. Yeah but he shouldn't be directing policy. Absolutely yeah we we can have some important things going on in the EU right now. So you know you'd think that would yeah. He doesn't have enough to do. You're saying with Brexit. Yeah so anyway I was definitely wrong on that. Sorry Breaking News. I literally as we recording this thirty seconds ago. I will not out the person but I got a A really really important text message that said while not confirmed it has been reported that Motley crue will be teaming up with DEF LEPPARD and poison for a monster concert toward next year. All right I thank you dog about my sharks then like I talk about your shirt off the worst team in hockey for no reason in and now they're on a nice five game win streak almost back to five hundred so there you go there. We've updated everybody on the important things. So let's say let's talk law here. We go what are we. What are we talking about today? We've got Some some more info and stuff to talk about regarding embryos and freezing stuff all that good stuff we got some actual scientists who wrote US in other people wrote us in who've gone through the process we got some stuff there and then our main segment we're going to be talking about something called lie heap. Keep that I've never heard of that Andrew's going to explain to us was In overton window shift of extraordinary proportions because this I I here was a was a Reagan initiative but now all of a sudden is probably being labeled as comedy liberal territory. I'm guessing that Yup okay cool so so that'll be fun nice uplifting and then the c segment is a wildcard. We'll see if we get to it. I don't know Andrew depends on how many Bullet Points Indra has and if he gets through the types. I'll be a wildcard segment. We'll see so that's our agenda for today. Why don't we get going? Yeah let's do it okay. Okay so where do you WANNA start on the human embryo stuff. Yeah a couple so this was really really happy about our discussion in an episode three thirty on the Connecticut decision regarding embryos I do want to bracket we occasionally Fell into some gendered language in that that episode and And I we both apologized for that. And we'll try and do better going forward. But as as part of the legal discussion we had a bunch of people right in in including a couple of scientists who work with early human embryonic development and a really great Letter that we got from a among that that underwent. IVF sent us a copy of her blank contract so she has some insight into the whole you know was this. Was this real consideration. When was it something that you bargained for? With respect to the check boxes and everything so I thought we would We take a look at some listener feedback for the a segment. I right yeah well when you have the smartest listeners in the world like we do that's good feedback all right and we're going to start with listener. Jonathan Golob who says yes good morning. IVF and pre embryos came up in three thirty. I may publish scientific authors specifically on early human embryonic development and I figured I could point you to some resources the define some of the basic biology Gilbert's developmental biology is the dominant text on early Mammalian development. IVF The F. generally saves fertilized embryos at the blastocyst stage. Although with advancing ivy tech is now possible to freeze back unfertilised eggs and sometimes sometimes freezing can occur. It's at a slightly earlier stage. A blast assist is like a beach ball with a teeny beanbag or inner cell mass inside at the bottom autom. The outer encasement of cells can become all of the supporting structure of a pregnancy the amniotic sac placenta etc.. The inner cell mass can go on to to make all of the tissues of a human being the blastocyst stage is where the pre embryo waits until implantation occurs at sometimes does not before proceeding hence a good time to try to freeze now and then thought later just before implant. The blasts stage has a few interesting attributes. A last assist is not an individual so if the blast assist is a whole splits or the inner cell mass splits into two two beanbags instead of one identical twins result this is more likely likely to happen in. IVF compared to natural pregnancies in quotes many perhaps most blasted failed to develop into a live birth in both IVF or natural natural pregnancy and the inner cell mass cells from discarded embryos can be turned into embryonic stem cells. These cells can be expanded and retain change the ability to become any cell type in the body this allows for experimental therapy such as repairing hearts after heart attacks thus this is a possible disposition of leftover frozen embryos no longer needed for reproduction. Hope this is useful Jonathan. Yeah well that's a nice biology lesson there for sure. A lot OUGHTA stuff. I didn't know there actually just being bags didn't know well ended and it Answers starts starts to answer the the pre-embryo question right that I asked as to as to why the court seized on that. And again if you're thinking about this in the context of off the abortion discussion learning that the IVF blastocyst contain both sort of the material. That could make one or more human beings as well as the material. That makes the amniotic sac the placenta. Everything else all early in one mass right like I. I thought that the you know the mean bag with the beach ball around it. I thought that was that was super helpful in understanding the science as that sort of plays in with the The law and the politics of this and and it totally makes sense as to why the court used that phrase pre embryo at at At this point even though and and let her. I'm GonNa read from Valerie. Smith I think speaks to why it it sort of stuck out at me and that is that in. Ivf and I told you. I had some firsthand experience with this. The terminology that's generally used is embryo. Right Pre embryo and and Valerie speaks to that so so let me So let me go to to to Valerie's email So she like I said she attached a blank version of for contract which we're going to attach in the show notes and this really speaks to the question that the Connecticut Supreme Court you know overruled overruled the trial court on and said No. This is the fact that they're check boxes does not mean that. It's not a valid contract not valid consideration and and And that's that's really where we're Valerie comes out in her discussion of this. So she says regarding the contract for IVF patients attached to blank. I my contract that my husband and I had to fill out and have notarized before we could start the process Our clinic offered more options than the four listed in today's episode such as donate to scientific research and donate donate towards clinical quality control and training. I personally appreciated the simplicity of the check box system and found that in no way did it made make the contract less official official so that was interesting and say I'm an IVF regarding the process of IVF and how we get from the initial fertilized IVF to a frozen embryo. There are several things that extreme pro-lifers might take issue with I a little bit of nomenclature. What's frozen isn't an embryo blastocyst and we just heard the science on and A blastocyst only becomes an embryo wants the amniotic sac develops at approximately week five of pregnancy. I don't know why in the I've contract world blast assists called embryos the procedure to transfer a blast assists into a woman's uterus is even called an embryo transfer which makes no sense. Aw also a frozen blastocyst definitely contains more than one cell. I do understand the point. Andrew was making this so that's another injury was wrong makeup on that one Secondly not all fertilized eggs. Make it to freeze the day following my egg retrieval procedure. I got a call from a fertility clinic telling me that I it was one of the lucky ones and that all eighteen of.
"russians" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"The us back and forth back and forth Michael will hold the puck for two minutes at a time sometimes like his goal isn't always distorts the discourse keep you away from the puck and who was playing like that back then the Russians the Russians were right that the I mean my my view on this is kind of simplistic I mean I I don't know if I really know this like I could but that's what that's a miracle look at the Soviet circle back with they take the puck backward who does that they just keep it cycles and backwards in possession and that's where we once now right in the NHL that's what everybody wants they want to just keep the puck I don't wanna hate you I hate you you have the puck and I'm I can't score how many should hit somebody should and dump and chase about interested in four track I'm interested in having the pock so you can't score even to me the only questions like that like that doubles Oilers hypothetical hockey to me it's harder than any other sport to even begin to talk about a question like that then even the other sports like if if you bring up the bulls verse the warriors I can at least have a conversation about that if you bring up I'd Mike Tyson versus Muhammad Ali or you bring up that this baseball team that was legendary versus the Yankees now or something like you can at least have that conversation I don't even feel you can begin to have it in hockey because the goalies are different the equipment is definitely got him you've got to include all of these factors to even start down that path maybe yeah I understand that and by the way to watching old games the best is NBA for me I think I agree with that yeah eighties NBA is so great now it is so so is still so great to me amazing staying power for those Lakers Celtics series Celtic Sixers even the bulls amazing staying power the broadcasts are fun and interesting and dramatic and just the players it's all it's all legends all star games actually all star games baseball like that because this or other sports might have this too but they're really cool to watch and they hold up and I don't know football games from the seventies and eighties usually what I end up watching it's interesting to me for the broadcast but the games are kind of boring like there's just a lot of runs in a line you know it's not that much speed in I don't like it became sick to disappoint me in that way but I like I like them for the broadcast of the NBA is the one I think the last time I watched an old game it's been awhile but it was a pistons bulls playoff game from like ninety or ninety one it was just chaotic yeah S. M. like seriously intense which is you know that's always great thank you Joe cells coming on fifteen minutes so my like this this conversation too hi Mike Shope will cover the bills was sell very soon here on WGR listen that WG our sports radio five fifty at home or at the office ask your smart speaker.
"russians" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"The president United States sees it as a real possibility that he could be peach after Democrats take control of the house of the word tonight from a source close to him. The source also saying the president isn't certain it will happen. But he's expressed concern that Jeff Toobin carry Cordeiro, Steve Cortez and Robby Robby at the same time. We're hearing the president thinks there's a possibility could be impeached. It's also reporting that the White House's adopting a kind of shrug shoulder strategy for the molar findings. They believed that that most of the GOP base voters will believe whatever the president tells them to believe there. Right. I worry that the right to be honest with you because I just want to pick up on a point that Kerry made just before the break that if we focus on all these details, sometimes we lose the bigger picture. I think that the scope of what's going on here. Both the degree to which the Trump campaign was committing crimes the degree to which the president himself was part of those crimes, but also the degree to which the Russians were infiltrating the Trump campaign, the NRA other Republican. Groups I think that's going to continue to expand. And if we if we get bogged down in all the individual constituent pieces, we're gonna lose sight here that we had a major national security incident. These these these influence are these these influences may still be embedded in our in our our political fabric here in our country, and that should be really disturbing to anybody. So I think everybody needs to wake up pullback look at the big picture. And then obviously, we need to wait and see what sort of details are in Muller's report, and we need to track. These other indictments and investigations that are going on through the US attorneys office. Steve to that point. Does it make? I mean, does it raise any concerns with you that I think by C N N's cow now sixteen people in Trump world had contacts with Russians by there during the decision, right? My my answer is yes. And no. So you go to we need more. Light shine upon that. Yes, I believe we do. And so yes, there's some worry there. Some of it. Did it did not work at all? Because for instance, it was during the transition when it's incredibly normal to have those kind of conversations with foreign powers once you already elected. But look, I think we need to we need to learn more. And I would say to those of us who support the president. We can't be complacent. Clearly, it's not time to have an exoneration party. But then I would also caution. Those who can't stand the president, including a lot of people on the congress people like congressman Schiff who are ready right now to to put him in jail suit and put him in a cell. I would caution that we haven't seen anything even close to criminality. But look, I do think to your opening point. I think at this point impeachment is a given. I really I believe that before the election if the Democrats took control now, they've taken control, I think that's a fate accompli. It is happening..
"russians" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Second rate burglary this is an ongoing attack by america's number one adversary on our democracy dan coats he referenced earlier has been saying this attack is continuing right now so this is a major national security issue and i think in fact one of the reasons that this indictment came out today was that rosenstein and muller wanted to send the message to the russian the russians that coates was talking about because they knew trump wooden send it in other words they are saying look this is serious we know it is serious we are treating it like the national security threat that it is and even if the president doesn't mention it rest assured we are going to follow up on it and we're going to press forward i think a lot of the republicans that you talked about are afraid of how that story plays out because unlike robert muller they have lost the plot here they think it's political it's not political this is about america's national security and an ongoing threat that has not being addressed by this administration david from one of the great overlooked questions for which we don't actually have an answer is a two to president trump why are you meeting with latimer there has never been a white house rationale for the meeting there's never been an agenda identified for this meeting of it we understand we are accustomed to heads of state meeting with heads of state but we don't actually know why this meeting is taking place and we especially do not know why donald trump doesn't want anyone else in the room we don't know and we do know align i've been using for two years now is this the trump russia stories the story of many secrets but no mysteries there are a lot of details we don't know but the central core of the story we've known that since the summer of two thousand sixteen we're going to have to take a break here david rothkopf thank you for joining our discussion really appreciate it up next john podesta the former chairman of the hillary clinton presidential campaign will join us we will ask him what it felt like today when he read the indictments precise description of how the russians stole his email defendants access to email accounts of volunteers and employees ease of a us presidential campaign including the campaign chairman starting in march of two thousand sixteen that campaign chairman was john podesta the chairman of hillary clinton's campaign for president and john podesta joins our discussion now from california and a jump at us the first of all thank you very much for joining us on this really important night and i just want to read for the audience to do the portion of the indictment that describes how the russians attack you and how they got to you the indictment says that on march nineteenth two thousand sixteen a russian military officer in his co conspirators created and sent a spear phishing email to the chairman of the clinton campaign they used the account john three five six g h at an online service that abbreviated lengthy website addresses referred to as a shortening service they used the aqap to mask a link contained in the spear phishing email which directed the recipients to a gru created website the military officer altered the appearance of the sender email address in order to make it look like the email was a security notification from google a technique known as spoofing instructing the user to change his password by clicking the embedded link those instructions were followed on or about march twenty first twenty sixteen the officers and their coconspirators stole the contents of the chairman's email account which consisted of over fifty thousand emails and john podesta i can't help but wondering a wonder what it felt like today when you read that portion of the email with that line that says the those instructions were followed do you remember that moment where you clicked on john three five six g h well lawrence there's a little bit more of a backstory to that but i think the the general observations of this have been well known that there was a spear phishing attempt it evolved my assistant in in my office but at any rate what's important is at the heart of this was a conspiracy which is laid out in this edite ment crimes were committed by officers of russian intelligence that was done at the direction of ladder putin as our intelligence community has discerned there were allegations of money laundering of.
"russians" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Is it enough enough is a twenty million is it fifty million is at one hundred million or right now it's at seventeen million and the clock is running to thirty six jeff wagner wtmj we have reached that point in the week where we can put away the heavy lifting and we stop arguing about the trump administration we stopped talking about crime in the mean streets of the city of milwaukee we try to have a little bit of fun i call the segment pop culture corner we do at this time every week sometimes we talk movies sometimes sports sometimes food sometimes cars whatever tickles my fancy and a particular week that i hope will you will find of interest today we want to focus on the world of television bring this up because on wednesday night there was the series finale of a show called the americans which was on fx got a lot of critical review raves critics loved it the basic plotline was that it was two russian spies who were planted in the united states it was a couple and they're living in washington dc against spying for the russians series ran for six years i critics loved it i was kind of a lukewarm watcher of it i i had trouble with two protagonists who are essentially posing as american citizens trying to undermine the united states i mean i didn't see them is particularly likeable and maybe you don't have to do that anymore but anyways i didn't i didn't love the show but lots of critics did it didn't particularly get high ratings but it was one of these that if you were part of the in crowd you liked the americans anyhow it ended i did watch i i went back and i watched a couple of the episodes leading up to the final just so i could watch the finale in case i wanted to talk about it i is nothing about that show which would make me say you know i want to go back and watch all six seasons i i did not find it to be been worthy but yet one of the great things it's available now for so many of us who whether it's we have the the net flicks or you have the amazon prime or you have access to hbo showtime or whatever you can you can go back.
"russians" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"The russians this was we don't believe anything that comes from the russians unless it's the trump dossier and then that's true all of this negative propaganda campaign coming from the russians about buying ads on facebook for trump against trump for hillary against hillary four bernie against him bernie all of this is looked at as the russians trying to influence the election but feeding information that went into a dossier that hillary clinton paid millions of dollars for is not seen as meddling in the election this is the this is the elephant in the room folks we're looking for the russians trying to influence the election look no further than the steele dossier that's what they were trying to do they floated this out there through the steel guy this steel guide fusion gps involved in all of this stuff hillary clinton pays millions of dollars through her lawyer and the democrat campaign and then they tried to disseminate this bovines scatology with the press and it doesn't really take because what happens was the press knew all about it it had been around for several months and they thought it was so ridiculous that they were afraid to report it because they'd look like idiots so what happened well this is the way the scenario in some people's minds went down brenner gets komi to briefed trump on it now here to four this whole thing had been looked at as a bunch of poppycock but once brenner was able to convince call me to tell trump about this dossier then they leak that little fact and now that in and of itself becomes a new story and so when that's a new story that komi briefed trump on a dossier then you've got to talk about the dossier then you're once removed from the dossier as far as it being unbelievable or not credible but you can throw it out there so they throw it out there cnn of course they get tipped off that the trump has been briefed on the dossier and jake tapper goes to air with it and says the president's been been briefed on some dossier that says there was a there were misdealings with the russians and blah blah blah blah blah blah blah and then buzzfeed prints the whole thing they were looking for some way to legitimize making this.
"russians" Discussed on WTMA
"Is that the russians will build some component this loft g facility would be orbiting the moon it's basically a space station orbiting the moon and the russians bill some components and the europeans bill some components and we would build some components and the s l s rocket and orion we'll bring the components and astronauts to and from and basically american taxpayer will pay the europeans in roscosmos to build their components trust me that's really the issue they want us to pay for their components much like we pay paid for the russian components on i s s and so if the russians announced in a news article is that they're in negotiations with nasa saying that if they're going to bring their components on sa l s all they want one of the astronauts on board or ryan to be there to help assemble and install those those components in this case the first one that came up with the airlock for the lock chief facility it's gonna be a russian airlock module and so they want a russian to go along and it's the only craft that's being designed right now to go to lop tea is alliance so that this is a discussion about putting or a russian astronauts on orion whenever the last is taking russian components to lop g it's all very nice it sounds wonderful but you know congress has yet to put any money into lop g none at all the basically sos o rien is only funded through its first manned mission which is supposed to happen in twenty twenty three but you know maybe twenty four maybe twenty five was supposed to happen in like twenty five i'm hearing no russian bob that's what i'm hearing here.
"russians" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Um you know whether it's george papadopoulos bragging to an australian diplomat in london about the russians have dirt on hillary clinton to don jr meeting in trump tower about it i mean this a whole separate story that this indictment just isn't about this is about sort of the bigger picture in this disinformation campaign so i totally agree with david this is on while this might seem like small scale or just one side of it you know that they're the 2016 election is a is a much bigger story in a one thing of curious about is how much of an effect in all social media uh and fake news have on the way that people vote in the end uh minutes unknowable in the sense that you never can tell you never know for sure what is on people's minds when they go into a voting booth uh but i'm curious david saba if you have any thoughts about how important you know a social media based information campaign would be in affecting the outcome of an election the way people vote was he said tom it really is unknowable but it almost doesn't matter from the russians perspective their main objective is to raise doubts in americans mind about the confidence that they can have an election results so if they've been able to reach millions of americans through online media ads whether or not those ads ultimately changed someone's vote it doesn't matter because here we all are having this conversation about whether we can trust the results of an election or whether will be able to trust the results of the midterm elections in 2018 or the presidential elections and 2020 because these types of imf was campaigns are going to continue and probably broadened scope so it almost doesn't matter whether or not they changed the minds because we we don't know were here trying to wrestle with this question in that psychologically that's already a victory for the russians well one thing we should point out is that according to.
"russians" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"If the indictment is correct the russians did start this operation before he was technically running looked at from another angle though you could also say they started their operation right after he returned from his trip to moscow in november 2013 for the miss universe pageant i i don't i don't i don't know if that's relevant i don't know if this was pegged to you know when he was going to start running or anything else about his relationships with russia if if that's at all relevant honestly in this indictment if that's what you're looking for you're not going to find it there's nothing in this indictment either way when it comes to the question of whether any americans knowingly colluded with this russian operation the indictment doesn't make any allegations about that at all what this indictment is is a ton more information and serious criminal charges concerning what the russians did and and you can tell from the guilty plea of the one american guy they charge today and you can tell from a lot of the specificity in the indictment that parts of how there were able to trace all of this was clearly money the russian operation paid out a lot of money to do what they did they paid out for online ads that were protrump been anticlinton the russian operation paid for real live americans who apparently didn't know they were participating in a russian opt they paid americans to set up protrump an anti clinton rallies they paid to buy supplies for protests and marches they paid for well on more than one occasion this unusual thing quote on or about august 18th 2016 defendants and their coconspirators sent money via interstate wire to a real us person recruited by the organisation using one of their false us personas they sent this money to a real us person to quote build a cage large enough to hold an actress.
"russians" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Tonight on all lynn the president thirteen russians indicted for election interference robert muller lays out a grand conspiracy of russian election sabotage field the tonight what is in the indictment russians also recruited and paid real americans to engage in political activities and why what's not in the indictment could mean big trouble for the president of the day nope ipad it's pretty clear up it's all lynn's starch right now good evening from new york i'm chris special counsel robert muller just revealed yet again that we've only scratch the surface of what he and his team have discovered about the 2016 election today moeller charged thirteen russian nationals with illegally interfering in the american political process through what the russians called information warfare and various aspects of the russian social media operation of already been reported by the press in dribs and drabs the thirty seven page indictment lays out the full picture in extraordinary detail traces the different phases of the operation beginning way back in 2014 and continuing through election day what it reveals is a highly sophisticated wellfunded and vertically integrated enterprise intended to influence american voters effectively a third campaign a third campaign controlled by a kremlin ally that worked against one of the candidates hillary clinton and ultimately backed her opponent the man who is now president of the united states according to the indictment the operation began four years ago long before the election with intensive studies of different political groups active on social media in june 2014 two of the defendants traveled to the us under false pretences stopping in nevada california new mexico colorado illinois michigan louisiana texas and new york to gather intelligence later the alleged conspirators commonly referred to targeting purple states directing their efforts defendants working at a russian control foreign the internet research agency went on to create social media accounts grew pages meant to look like they will run by americans some of those efforts had been previously exposed like facebook groups like secure borders twitter handles like 10 gop which i myself had tweeted a one point what we didn't know is just how professionalize those efforts were with socalled specialists divided into daesh night shift and nightshift hours instructed to make post in accordance with the appropriate us time zone.
"russians" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"This is the bbc sales all complete range of programmes durtoux bbcworldservicecom forward slash podcast welcome to the latest global news compiled in the early hours of the morning on saturday the 17th the february i'm ginette jalil with selection of highlights from across bbc world service news today coming up the us special counsel investigating possible interference in the presidential election has brought charges against thirteen russian suspects indictment alleges that the russian conspirators want to promote discord in the united states and undermined public confidence in democracy south africa's new president vows to restore economic growth and fight corruption we will use this year to reinforce our commitments to ethic code behavior as well as ethic leadership of course in belgium oldest facebook to stop tracking people online without their consent and the priest car with ford reveal fifty minutes assuming that they're going to be pulled over and fine for a rare light not working and then to be told actually we think your splendid driver in his fifty euros why being pulled over by the police in france could turn out to be a pleasant surprise the first we begin with that major development in the united states 13 russians have been charged with interfering in the 2016 presidential election the fbi investigation also named three russian companies in the indictment at a news briefing that deputy attorney general rod rosenstein said there was no allegation that any american had been knowingly involved this indictment serves as a reminder that people were not always who they appear to be on the air.
"russians" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"What i've been telling you the entire time is that the russians engaged in what we call there in the nuclear era cold war with the russians with the soviets at the time excuse me mutually assured destruction this is mutually assured intelligence destruction the russians messed with everybody they screwed realestate should pay for it i said at the other day on the show we should pay them back but can we finally finally put to bed this idea that the russians colluded with the trump team to alter this electoral result and by the way i mean it goes on a bit here let me read you some more this is from rod rosenstein folks in case you're saying well who were these coconspirators were americans involved with the trump team who were helping them this is from rod rosenstein himself during the press conference there is no allegation in this indictment there is no allegation in this indictment that any american was a knowing participant in this illegal activity meaning there was no tide of the trump campaign or any other campaigned for these activities as my buddy says here folks the russians were pushing proclinton ads protrump heads anti clinton ants anti trump ends because this is what the russians do they engage in chaos theory that they want to cause chaos so they can come back and fill in a whole what part of this you missing and yet so now joe january of 2016 no collusion evidence february of 2016 no collusion let skip to august no collusion september no collusion october november december no collusion january of 2017 no collusion there's still no collusion january twenty.
"russians" Discussed on KOMO
"The russians head they have played in our election republican senator lindsey graham calling this a sad day as former national security adviser michael flynn faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to lying to the fbi about conversations with the russian ambassador talks that included us sanctions joining us on the komo news line is retired fourstar general barry mccaffrey and sir robert muller's team says a senior member of the trump transition team told flynn to make contact with russian officials lotta media outlets including abc are saying that person is president trump's soninlaw and adviser jared kushner explained the significance of this cup of paint wanted to exterminate fat day or a great soldier mike plan we all ought to m and though retired general stand mcchrystal's you know we haven't had a dozen more nine eleven because of their incredible ferocity uh focusing on alqaeda and other terrorist group naming said that you know it seems clear to me that were general flynn started getting target fixed asian on terrorism chasing the white wale uh i think he decided that anyone who is an enemy of al qaeda or isis was a friend of his and so we started dealing with people like the russians and the turks them and others and thank you doing the right thing i actually think he drifted into a dark place and then of course lying to the fbi is just you know completely foolish and and other things he hadn't been charged with the old notion of accepting giant amounts of money from the turkish government under questionable circumstances and acting in public office to further private interests so it's a sad day now look i think the most important thing is gonna come out of this endured cook kushner because at the time i was saying to the media when this first came off that there was no way possible in my mind i don't have any inside information that he would have been dealing with the russian ambassador or others and not in forming president trump every day in detail about the nature of that conversation why wouldn't have been i mean for god's sake the trump on the campaign trail was talking about.
"russians" Discussed on KOIL
"Was unaware but you also heard you also heard him say several times the president is not under investigation is that true i can't comment on who above muller may be looking at but clearly we want to in the in a congressional committees determine just what the russians did who is knowing of it who was participating in it and of course the president of very publicly encouraged russia to do exactly what don jr was encouraging russia to do privately that is give us the door and hillary clinton and every time there was dirt released in the former stolen emails a president applauded and very publicly so the question that we've had among others is was the campaign doing privately with the president was urging publicly and here you have now evidence and black and white that yes the campaign was encouraging the russians to give them dirt and the fact that this was done through intermediaries is just how the russians operate but but if we look at this trump tower meeting the bottom line is there any evidence whatsoever tying this meeting or that russian lawyer to the centerpiece of this russian influence campaign which was the hack of the dnc the hack of the clinton campaign emails is there anything whatsoever tying this meeting to that activity by the russian well you know it's strictly tied in the sense that this is about is clear evidence you could find of intent by the campaign to collude with the russians to get a useful information from the russians a willingness to accept we see from from the president sun but we don't see any thing more than that though a willingness to accept but to indicate to russia what the best timing was of course don jr says and emails late summer and what do we know about late summer that's when the russians start dumping this information to accept the attorneys representation that no crime was committed here you have to accept don jr a presentation if they went into the that meeting and here's they want something they want information from the russians the.