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Fresh update on "saudi" discussed on ESPN FC
"As Mexico's out of the World Cup at the group phase for the first time since 19 78. Confirming last night that his contract was indeed up at the end of the World Cup one of his last quotes as manager of Mexico, called I am responsible for this failure. He even used the word. His era in charge of L three coming to an end with Mexico eliminated from the World Cup data was not the only one talking after the disappointing win over Saudi Arabia, which in the end was not enough. No, Mexico's goalkeeper speaking as well. Who had this to say? For one bad result, you don't stop the good things you're doing. There are things to improve clearly, but for one mistake you don't end a cycle. And start from scratch. All right, herc. We've used get lost on a lot of people on this show. Are we about to tell San memo or send me more? As
Republicans Refuse to Criticize the Four Dissenting Railroad Unions
"The railroad And the workers for the railroads And there are 12 unions as I understand it for them have refused to join in the agreement that the other 8 support So you actually have to get 12 unions to agree in order to avert a strike Mister Amtrak Joe Biden failed In September he lied to the American people as he often does He lied to the American people and he said that basically it was averted But it wasn't averted And just the way he lied to the American people to try and put things off till after the election with the Saudis But those on a course are not impeachable offenses Totally impeachable offense wouldn't involve Trump and Ukraine and they spin and twist a phone call that he had Now here's what amazes me today If we had a business that had the capacity to literally shut down the American economy bring it to its knees People would want to break it up Republicans and Democrats independents all kinds of people No business should have that kind of power over the country And yet when it comes to unions apparently that's okay I haven't heard a single criticism of these four unions not the other 8 These four unions from any Republican I haven't heard a single criticism In fact they're all acting like they're Walter ruther now
Fresh update on "saudi" discussed on Crypto Banter
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The Big Lie About 'Great Replacement Theory'
"Let me get back to finishing up my thoughts on the replacement theory. Some people believe that it's because of the color of your skin, which I think is an absolute most stupid thing that I've ever heard in my life that somebody believes that because you're black, you're dumb. You know, and it's a concept that I think people generalize others with. Like, for instance, if you're Kanye West, and some Jewish people screwed you over. They don't mean that every Jew is like this. That just means the people you mess with. Screwed you over and you have a disdain for them. Same thing with I know some black people that have done me wrong that have said the most hurtful evil things to me. Does that mean that all black people are like that? No, it doesn't. That just means these people are like that. The same thing when it comes to crime. Yeah, black people commit disproportionate amounts of crime in this country. It's not because they're black. It's because of culture. Because black people who follow the law and who are not engulfed in that culture, they are not out here killing and stealing and drug dealing. That's just the way it is. People who come to this country that are from India that are from Africa that are from, I don't know, Saudi Arabia, whatever you want to say these people are from the Middle East. People come to this country. Some people that migrate here that are brown, they do well. Why do they do well? It's not because the color of their skin is because they have adopted the American Dream.
Fresh update on "saudi" discussed on ESPN FC
"That you do not want to draw against. And I mean that's in the greatest of respect, given everything I thought they have. But so far, I just felt that this is a school that possibly peaked four years ago. And I'm not sure that there go much further than valley round of 16. Again. Depending on how the bracket shapes up, which I did not check before we came out here full disclosure. One thing is for sure it will be interesting to see given that this World Cup is really giving us a really nice thin margin of difference between the top contenders and everybody else. Well, you can't have a World Cup match or a match, actually. Without controversial decisions, courtesy of our friend VAR, and obviously there were some. So we have to welcome in. Dale Johnson, the goat is in the house, Dale Johnson. Dale, how are you? Was your inbox filtered with questions about certain coal specifically that offside decision with Belgium Croatia? How did you see this game? Okay, let me just ask you straight away. That offside with the arm, et cetera. What would you make of it? Was it the correct decision? Was it insanity? Talk to me. Yeah, well, the bottom line is here is the 5th is new semi automated offside. Does everything down to the ultimate millimeters? So if the technology says the player is in advance of the last defender, then it's going to give it offside and that's what we're going to get used to this technology when we have it in the Premier League. There is a margin for error tolerance level, which means that this decision wouldn't have been given offside. It had been considered too close to be enough thought. It would automatically be onside. So this is what we've got with FIFA. It doesn't look good. I think that any fan looking at that image for off cycle defined a really difficult to work out which plays in front of which. But that's what it is. And in terms of the offside distance itself, what lover did challenge the defender so there's no doubt there. But yeah, technology says in advance. So the video has got no choice of it. Dale, I can't pass up this opportunity to make fun of me. So can you just clarify this? I don't want to be mean, the reason the Premier League says, well, it's so close, so we can't really be sure. So we won't overturn it one way or the other. The Premier League, like most European leagues, they don't have this technology. They don't have this 3D technology. They have dudes drawing line on a map. They have one VAR and one assistant. It's two people. And they literally draw a lines on the screen. Correct me if I'm wrong here. And that's why they have to say if it's so close, we can't do it, right? Because I just think it's funny, we wish gold line technology, right? We don't have a debate. Oh, look, what goes on light goes off. Oh, Hawkeye is God. Is the all seeing eye, right? This is exactly kalina's the head of the rest of me for that's exactly his point is that with Golan technology, we accept it. We believe in the technology, but I think there's a difference really in terms of the ball being over the line or not. A sort of romantic notion that if an attacker is level, then he should be allowed to have a form of benefit of the doubt and because of that I think people just view the girl line technology and offside being in a totally different way, even though the simple fact of accuracy is no different between the two technologies. Any questions for Dale? No, I'll be honest. I am totally comfortable with the technology, how it's used. I don't quite get this well, he's not offsite enough. I was not supposed to mean, you know, if he's offside by a minute meeting, I'm the technology allows. I'm sure that. He's offside and end of debate. I don't get I don't get all these swirling discussion around well, it's really close. The technology works, I trust it. People love to do it. We get this challenge. Yeah, sorry. I wanted to ask about I was at the Argentina game last night. And I only sort of got to see one or two replays. But that penalty Messi then missed. I was really surprised by that because the referee obviously is down in who's considered to be one of the best in the world. He didn't give it in real time. What are you saying? The VAR saw that made him go to the screen and then made mackley then change his mind because I was wondering how is that a penalty? Well, I agree completely. I don't think there's an effect for it to be a VR apparently. Now for referees given that on the field, the player thinks it took totally different factor, but yes, there is contact between the goalkeeper and Messi's face. So that exists, but that doesn't necessarily mean this has to be a penalty and be a VAR penalty because there is a totally different threshold from the VAR to get to intervene in a clear and obvious error. Now for me, that's not penalty. I don't think the penalty that was given against Saudi Arabia was a penalty either against Poland. And there have been some decisions in this World Cup. I just look at the stats actually before and there's already been as many VAR interventions in this World Cup than there was in the entirety of the last World Cup, which is a cop for the first time we generally solve a lot of links before that. So it just shows that that seems to be either a lower threshold or the referee's assault almost second guessing the protocol that cleaner wants to be. But it definitely feels as though the VR is not quite as certain in this tournament as they were in the last one. So let's move on here with chaos, rooting for chaos. All right? I know that you were a bit disappointed that Mexico Poland didn't end up in a sort of chaotic situation there. Obviously fair play was taking the main narrative through this game at some point and then obviously it evolved into a different scenario once Saudi Arabia school that later goal, but how much chaos do you want today? Because I'm reading here per your facts, right? If Spain lose and Germany
Tiger Woods doesn't 'have much left in this leg' to compete
"Woods withdrew from playing at the tournament he's hosting in Bermuda this weekend. I don't have much left in his leg. The injury is plantar fasciitis in his right foot. I can take golf balls. It's the walking that just hurts. The plantar fasciitis is related to injuries would suffered in a car crash in 2021, which ended any hope of him playing on a regular basis. Geralt for the biggest ones and hopefully lightning catches in a bottle and I'm up there in contention with a chance to win and I hope that I remember how to do that. Tiger Woods also doesn't have much hope for the PGA Tour and Greg Norman Saudi funded rival league live getting along. Not with Greg there and his animosity towards the tour itself. I don't see that happening. As Rory said, and I said it as well. I think Greg has got to leave. Lawsuits and counter lawsuits have been filed. I'm Ed Donahue
Fresh update on "saudi" discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"World Cup is a rare moment of solidarity for Arab nations, by yasmine sirhan. The 2022 World Cup has been something of a public relations nightmare for its host Qatar. Criticisms continue to abound over the country's exploitation of migrant workers. It's poor record on LGBTQ+ rights and those expressing solidarity with LGBTQ+ people. And the reportedly corrupt manner in which it won its hosting bid in the first place. To make matters worse, the Qatari national team failed to win a single match in the group stage, ensuring its early exit from the tournament. Yet for much of the Arab world, this World Cup, the first to be held in the region, has been something of a triumph. It has featured major sporting upsets, mended political rivalries, and showcased rare displays of pan Arab unity, amid an otherwise competitive atmosphere. The most obvious expressions of unity have centered around the games, some of which have resulted in stunning upsets for Arab teams against some of the world's highest ranked squads, the most notable of these came when Saudi Arabia ranked 51st in FIFA's world rankings, defeated Argentina, ranked third two to one in its opening match. The result left most observers, including Saudi fans, in shock before spurring celebrations across the region from displays of the Saudi flag on skyscrapers and Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to public celebrations in Egypt, Jordan and Gaza. The result even prompted some celebrations in Yemen, where a Saudi led military coalition has been waging a brutal war against Iranian backed Houthi rebels since 2015. Arab fans were given another reason to celebrate less than a week later. When Morocco ranked 22nd, bested Belgium ranked second in a match that ended two nil. Though in Belgium, things turned sour when dozens of moroccans took to rioting in Brussels and Antwerp, including torching cars and scooters. Some on Twitter have cheekily called the destruction the best example yet of integration, given Europe's reputation for soccer hooliganism.
The latest in sports
"AP sports, I'm Ben Thomas, on a big day in college football and the big game had Ohio State hosting Michigan. Then in cap on how it played out. CFP number three Michigan stuns number two Ohio State 45 23 JJ McCarthy threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns and ran in another to help Michigan outscore Ohio State 28 three in the second half and approved a 12 clinching a spot in the Big Ten championship game. Job's not finished. We got so much more to do. CJ Stroud sauce for 349 yards and two touchdowns, but it was too late interceptions that sealed the buckeyes fate, Ohio State drops to 11 and one. Number one, Georgia overcame a slow start to beat Georgia Tech 37 14 and finish another undefeated regular season one number four TCU crushed Iowa state 62 14. But Michigan's decisive victory over Ohio State does offer some hope for playoff aspirants. Correspondent Mark Myers reports in USC took a giant step closer with a 38 27 win over Notre-Dame. Quarterback Caleb Williams encountered for four touchdowns, one passing in three running for the now 11 in one Trojans. Williams is now considered the leading candidate to capture the Heisman Trophy. But LSU tripped up falling to Texas a and M 38 23 head coach Brian Kelly. We just, for some reason, we're off today. In Clemson lost by a point to South Carolina, Alabama took the iron bowl 49 27 over auburn, coach Nick Saban says, despite two losses, the crimson tide merit playoff consideration. This team didn't give up on themselves. They didn't give up on each other. They kept fighting and won some tough games. Tennessee thrashed Vanderbilt 56 to nothing while Oregon state stunned Oregon 38 34. In the NBA, the raptures Lakers rockets and sons all winners, the NHL, oilers, hurricanes, blues, Maple Leafs, Devils, islanders, avalanche and Canucks at the World Cup Argentina over Mexico, France towns, Denmark, Australia beat Tunisia and Poland topped Saudi Arabia. Ben Thomas AP sports.
Argentina's fan token drops 31% after losing against Saudi Arabia
"6 a.m. Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 Argentina's fan token drops 31% after losing against Saudi Arabia. Argentina's World Cup opener loss to Saudi Arabia hurt the FA fan token. ARG token was 7.21 before kick-off and 4.96 after. The Saudis, a non fungible token collection themed after Saudi Arabia, rose 52.6 to 0.3 ETH. Algorand is the first blockchain based FIFA World Cup sponsor. CHC has fallen 40 since FTX insolvency news. Read more
Jack Posobiec Describes the 'Saudi Shuffle'
"What's going on with Saudi Arabia? Outside of silly soccer stuff. Let's go on with the pump and dump. We call it the Saudi shuffle a massive pump and dump that took place yesterday. Single source reporting, similar to the international distribution James laporta, who was summarily fired from Associated Press. I don't know why they were dumpster diving into the bargain bin of The Daily Beast of higher reporters. I hope they never do that again. After they had to fire him for lying about the Poland missile strike that turns out actually was a cream missile, not a Russian missile. It was a stray missile, by the way zelensky still yet to apologize for that, or at least offer condolences. But in Saudi Arabia, there was a single sourced anonymous report to The Wall Street Journal yesterday that said that Saudi Arabia would be ramping up oil production. Now, remember, this has been a huge strategic goal for the Biden administration to ramp up OPEC's oil production because they've put the lock and chain on all American domestic production. And so for a second there, it looked as though the oil would be flooding the pumps would be going from Saudi Arabia and all because the Biden administration had given immunity to MBS himself The Crown prince essentially the ruler of Saudi Arabia in these lawsuits regarding the death of Khashoggi. This guy Khashoggi was in a very shady, very sinister character, wrote for The Washington Post, so already someone that we should definitely have an asterisk next to. But again, you tied to some very, very bad people in the Middle East. But here's what happened. The Saudis came out and completely denied the reports of the price of oil Charlie. For a couple hours there on the markets, the oil futures just spell. They were suddenly lying down. They said, oh, there's this huge deal because the Biden White House was taking incoming all day over this Khashoggi's widow comes out and is like, oh, how about you've killed him again? So she said, you've killed him again. Well, the dirty little secret is, it looks as though this entire thing was fake, and it was either cooked up by somebody on the street who had some nice puts maybe in the oil market and conducted a literal pump and dump with oil futures or or where they working potentially in conjunction with somebody in The White House. The Biden administration that was looking for a little bit of cover fire for the fact that they had given immunity to MBS and
Americans plan to bet $1.8 billion on the 2022 FIFA World Cup
"Fans are gathering for the World Cup opening match Gas is holding the Middle East first FIFA World Cup after having been battered by a regional boycott and international criticism for many of its policies The 2022 tournament is due to see its first match with gutter versus Ecuador fans were in high spirits outside the el bait stadium in Doha Crowds of international fans have been pouring into Hamad international airport for the matches Gutter like Saudi Arabia follows an ultra conservative version of Islam known as wahhabism Yet the country is
US moves to shield Saudi crown prince in journalist killing - Yahoo News
"The U.S. has moved to shield the Saudi crown prince and a journalist killing the Biden administration has declared that the high office held by Saudi Arabia's crown prince should shield him from lawsuits for his role in the killing of a U.S. based journalist That's a turnaround from Joe Biden's passionate campaign trail denunciations of prince Mohammed bin Salman over the brutal slang The administration says the prince's official standing should give him immunity in the lawsuit filed by the fiance of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal
6 countries spent $750K at Trump's D.C. hotel, records show
"Newly released documents show big foreign government spending at the Trump hotel in Washington I Norman hall The Trump hotel in Washington took in more than $750,000 from 6 foreign governments at sensitive bombs in their U.S. relations with gas spending as much as $10,000 per room a night That's according to documents from the Trump company's former accountants released Monday by a democratic led congressional committee The hotel got $259,724 on a visit by Malaysian prime minister while the U.S. was investigating his role in a money laundering scandal The Saudi spent at least $164,929 after its invasion of Qatar the Trump organization said it didn't benefit from the spending and didn't profit from the presidency
Iran protests rage on streets as officials renew threats
"Protests raged throughout Iran with some going on overnight as officials renew threats against local descents Explosions wrung out on the streets of cast Arizona in Isfahan province south of Tehran online mobile phone footage showed balls of fire erupt in the streets as protesters shouted in the background much further south in bandaras and online videos showed women twirling their headscarves above their heads in protesters cars honked their horns in solidarity in the Kurdish town of mahabad protesters carried the body of a local man who was shot a month ago by security forces but died recently the protesters chanted martyrs don't die and Kurdistan are enemies are afraid of you another online video showed protesters in the capital Tehran chanting freedom over a wave of supported car horns It has been over 50 days since protests erupted in Iran following the detention and killing of a Kurdish woman in morality police custody Iranian officials have kept up their threats against the demonstrators and the wider world including Saudi Arabia who alongside Britain the U.S. and Israel they blame for fermenting unrest I am Karen Chammas
Not the Red Wave You Imagined
"May I say that I made no prediction, no hint, no intimation. No suggestion that there would be a great red wave. I was, as I told you all the time, I'm not optimistic, and I'm not pessimistic. Why did people, why did so many Republicans pundits and regular folk? Why did they buy the idea that there would be this red wave in this election? And I'll tell you why. Most people think with their heart more than with their mind. That's just the way it is. It is a very sad part of the human condition. But it is the case. People, and I'll tell you why. It's an honest mistake. I'm not criticizing. Well, it's a criticism to think with your heart rather than your mind as a criticism. But it's not meant as such. This is what I think a lot of Republicans said to themselves, and to their friends. They said the country is being ruined by the Democrats. It is so obvious. In terms of energy, what Joe Biden and the Democrats have done to a country that was a net exporter of energy overnight into a country that is a net importer of energy. From places like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.
Thousands pack Bahrain national stadium for pope's main Mass
"Thousands of Christians arrived in Bahrain from around the gulf to attend a large mass with Pope Francis Crowds cheered as Pope Francis looped around back when sports stadium before taking part in a mass with an audience of about 30,000 people The pontus four day visit was mainly to attend an interfaith conference but he shifted gear to focus on the region's Catholic community The liturgy was in English as most of the worshippers were South Asian migrant workers he traveled from across the gulf to attend be joy Joseph and Indian living in Saudi Arabia was thrilled to be there The Pope urged his audience to strive for peace If anyone strikes you on the right cheek turned him to the other also that is what the lord asked for bus I am Karen Chammas
Ali Velshi's Worldwide Perspective on the Turn From True Democracy
"If anyone has a worldview because you report from all over the world all the time, it's that, right? Netanyahu is making a comeback. What's his name, Bolsonaro, thank God, just lost, but it is this ongoing worldwide battle, isn't it? About autocracy fascism. There are a couple of standouts though in that. So Netanyahu, mama had been Salman who doesn't have to run for elections ever. Vladimir Putin who doesn't have to run for elections ever. And Xi Jinping. We have a few people here who are in a much better position if Donald Trump were to win the election. And Donald Trump now looks like we'll declare that he's running for president on according to some sources on November the 14th. So there are people who are setting up for it, right? So Saudi Arabia and Iran got together to cut oil production to increase oil prices right before an election to hurt Democrats. And because they would like to hurt Democrats and they'd like Donald Trump in power. Netanyahu facing indictment and all sorts of things want to be prime minister of Israel looks like that's actually going to happen. And have never had a better friend than Donald Trump. So there's two themes going on in the world. There's a general lurch to the right, but not just the right toward fascism toward all these things. And I think a lot of people don't understand that having the vote does not guarantee you democracy, right? Iran has about Russia has a vote. All these people vote. But there's this lurch to the right, and then there's a bunch of people in the world setting up for Donald Trump to regain the top spot as the anti democratic guy in chief. And that's a big issue. You've now heard a lot of Republicans talking about, I don't know if we should spend this kind of money in Ukraine. Kevin McCarthy Senate Marjorie Taylor Greene said it. You know, so I am very worried that that is an abstraction to a lot of Americans, right? We're dealing with the price of gas. The price of food, and these are all very, very real issues with interest rates going up and inflation. But if democracy ends while we're worried about that, it's going to be a problem.
Officials: Saudis tell US that Iran may attack the kingdom - Yahoo News
"Saudi Arabia has told the U.S. that Iran is prepping for an attack on the kingdom I Norman hall U.S. officials have confirmed that Saudi Arabia has shared intelligence with American officials that suggest Iran could be preparing for an imminent attack on the kingdom The concern comes as the Biden administration is criticizing Tehran for its crackdown and widespread protests and condemning it for sending hundreds of drones to Russia for use in its war in Ukraine Meanwhile U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia have soured after the Saudis and other OPEC plus nations announced
Saudi, UAE back OPEC cuts as US envoy warns of 'uncertainty'
"Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed OPEC cuts as a U.S. envoy warns of uncertainty Comments at the Abu Dhabi international petroleum exhibition and conference show the stark divide between the U.S. and gulf Arab countries It supports in the wider Middle East the UAE's energy minister says while OPEC and its allies are only a phone call away if the requirements are there to raise production there's no suggestion such a boost would be on its way any time soon American politicians meanwhile have reacted angrily to a decision likely to keep gasoline prices elevated OPEC and a loose confederation of other countries led by Russia agreed in early October to cut its production to 2 million barrels of oil a day beginning in November I'm Charles De Ledesma
Rep. Chip Roy: We Are Empowering Our Enemies Like the Saudis
"Degree of lying from this White House is unprecedented The whipping incident inflation is transitory There are no Americans in Afghanistan The student loan program is free It goes on and on and on Now they got caught again with this illicit Saudi oil for votes thing they're trying to push before the election I mean you being from Texas That has to really piss you off considering your state is floating on a sea of petrochemicals that a Biden would get out of the darn way Texas could power the whole country probably It's got to be annoying Yeah I mean to say the least It's terrible because of what we could be doing Not just for our own country in lowering the price of gasoline and making sure that we've got reliable grids because we've got so much energy that we can produce in this country especially if we unleash nuclear as well But it's just ridiculous that we are empowering our enemies Like in what world do you the greatest country in the history of the world the strongest country in the history of the world Go and kiss the ring of the Saudis and beg them beg them to open up oil because you need it for elections We had a whole impeachment kerfuffle over a phone call Trump had with zelensky And this son of a gun literally is begging the Saudis to open up oil So we can try to save the country After by the way dumping our almost our entire strategic petroleum reserve from something like 700 million barrels were down to 300 million barrels and depleting and all so that they can try to save the election That's what they're doing to go gas prices are going down Yeah you're dumping the strategic trolling reserve while you kill our ability to produce oil and gas in this country It's absurd It's hurting our national security and it's hurting our economy And it's all for these unicorn theories of energy by the way It's just ridiculous
NY Times: Biden Tried For a Secret Oil Deal With the Saudis
"Was talking about this New York Times story Shocking New York Times story that's actual journalism no no not really kinda sort of But New York Times story exposing this secret deal Joe Biden sacrificing our national security posture for an election year mid right before the midterm deal to get the Saudis to pump more oil to help him lower the price of oil before the election and then the Saudis were free to do whatever they want even a cut production afterwards Now if that sounds to you like a sleazeball slime bag deal well yeah that's the kind of thing Joe Biden and hunter do I mean his kids on tape smoking crack knocking boots with hookers and stuff like that You think all of a sudden like oh no we can't do a deal with the Saudis for oil to alter an election result Come on Pretending this guy is any dignity Is your first mistake if you believe any of that Let me disabuse you with that notion immediately So the times exposed this secret deal with the Saudis it fell apart The Saudis were supposed to produce and start pumping more oil to help Biden get through the election even though he's attacking oil workers here and costing you your jobs Him and fetterman and others attacking the entire oil and gas industry which provides high quality good decent paying blue collar American jobs White collar jobs too They don't want that They hate that They believe in combating cow farting Green New Deal future alignment with AOC Bernie Sanders and Pocahontas So they got caught They got caught trying to cut a deal The New York Times caught them Now let me be clear about why this happened The New York Times isn't doing this because they're even remotely interested in doing actual journalism They're doing this because what's about to happen in 12 days I'm going to make a prediction here and I hate predictions But it's a big kind of high level one It's not granular I think what's going to happen in 12 days in these midterm elections is going to be absolutely brutal for the Democrats
One More Reason to Impeach Joe Biden
"A few days ago on the podcast I talked about reasons to impeach Joe Biden. And I gave four or 5 reasons, but I said one reason not to impeach Joe Biden is over his phone call to Saudi Arabia. But as it turns out, I didn't know enough about that phone call, and there is a new article in The New York Times. The New York Times of all places that convinces me that this is an additional reason to impeach Joe Biden. In other words, there is an impeachable offense here. And as we look at it, look at what the article reveals. We see that Biden is acting corruptly once again. Initially, I thought that Biden's phone call was nothing more than, hey, Saudis. We have this oil problem in the United States. And people in America are suffering with high gas prices. We also have this war in Ukraine that's preventing us from buying Russian oil, so we want you to help out the U.S. consumer and produce more oil so that the prices will go down and this will help all Americans. Now, you can impeach Biden over that. In fact, arguably Biden is doing his job in looking out for the welfare of the American people. But that is not in fact the full story. Here's the article in The New York Times. U.S. officials had a secret oil deal with the Saudis or so they thought. Now I gotta give credit to The New York Times here because this is the reporting that I haven't seen anywhere else and this is not helpful to Biden. In fact, it's extremely damaging. It turns out that U.S. officials were trying to save Biden's chances. The Democrats chances in the midterm election. And so they cut a deal with the Saudis, in which the Saudis would agree to lower oil prices between September and December of this year. So think about it. This is not a case where the Saudis are saying well lower oil prices across the board. It's give us a temporary boost so we can get our party to success in the midterm elections.
"saudi" Discussed on New Media Show
"It's diversity by default there because it's a diverse and intermixed community. There is. A Saudi Arabia have racial diversity really from the standpoint of how we look at it. I don't think they even consider that it's just diverse. I don't think they, of course, someone's going to someone's going to be on the show and call me out on this, but it looks to be pretty integrated. Okay. And someone that's, again, I ask, is there prejudice? There's certain communities that are looked down upon. Oh no, we're one big happy family. No, someone's probably going to tell me different, but and again, I can get a perspective from an event people registered to come to the event. I wasn't in the suburbs and sitting down and having bread with somebody. That I am sure there would be lots of other discussions. But laying the I wasn't there to figure out the politics. Right. Is there to figure out what was happening with the crater space? But it was very, very, very exciting. And I kind of had a little bit of a wow moment. You did. Yeah, I did. What was that? The overall experience? Yeah. It was the wow of, yeah, we talk about expansion, we're really isolated here. Yeah. You have to have boots on the ground to understand what's really going on. That's only way you're really going to understand what's going on in the space. We hear about it. Well, that's what's been great about what James has done with that pod news newsletter. But even then it doesn't open up at least some level of visibility into things going on outside of the U.S. because he does so much traveling to these markets. So it's been really helpful. I mean, I've been keeping my own the global stuff. I mean, some of the episodes that I did in my old podcast speed, which is still live. I was talking about the globalization of podcasting back in 2013. I was talking about this stuff. And I could see it happening and I figured it was just a matter of time. But cultural changes needed to happen, just like what we've seen now with Saudi Arabia, the ten years ago, we never would have thought. It was even possible. No. And actually, some people said that the next market that could potentially open up would be things change with all the chaos going on in Iraq. If there's regime regime change there in the public are allowed to say what they want to say, that could be another explosive market. Iraq, Jordan, all those countries, you know, have populations that could express themselves just like in Saudi Arabia. Iran instead of Iraq. But some of these just like, yeah, and where's turkey? I don't hear about it. Too much. Yeah, someone was saying something, but I didn't hear too much. And then there's Russia and then there's China, but those are those are separate conversations. Right. Yeah, I don't think you can talk now in Russia without getting constructed and sent to the front line. So I think you're well, my son lives there. Direct feedback from me. Oh, I'm sure. And I wish he would leave. And what's actually going on there is not what we're being told. Oh, of course. There's a big difference from what I'm hearing from him. So anyway, we just spent an hour on this Riyadh thing, but so I'm sure I saw some Facebook posts and I understand I went there with I'm a no bullshit kind of guy. So I just kind of wanted to know. You would do the underground investigation before you would take a risk like that. Well, you know, I watched a hundred YouTube videos before I went. And then I used some of the stuff I saw on YouTube as an example to ask people. I said, is this really happening? And people said, yes. And while it's still the minority, it was, yes, and you're not getting arrested and thrown in jail for it. So. But it's still the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. So that is one thing people will have to deal with and the politics aside. I hope the creators create and create stories that create change and the younger generations hungry to I'm excited for them. I'm really excited. I'm excited to hear the stories that come out that I'll be able to listen to in English. I'm all in. I'll be, I'll be hitting that content up hard. Because I want to hear this, you know, because I'm sure some of it's going to be on the edge. And I said internally to my team. And I think this is maybe what all podcast hosts are going to have to think about is the government wants companies and I don't know what this means politically, but the Saudi government has said they want companies that are going to do business in Saudi to establish presence there by 2024 and those that don't before that date are after that date are not going to get as much cooperation with the government. They've set a deadline for international companies to start doing business. Okay, so if I establish a business in KSA, then. What if I have a podcaster that wants to read private am I going to be able to allow that podcaster to be private? Those are questions yet to be answered. So I guess they're going to be content that's produced that will give you that insight Todd that's going to be produced in English. I hope so. I just, you know, I'm a big freedom of speech person. I'm big about privacy. So I want this to thrive. So. Again, I appreciate the trip out and the having, again, just full disclosure. I was the trip was fully paid for. By the event organizer, which was a government ministry. So full disclosure on that. But again, I saw none of their presence whatsoever. Only the agency that organized that. So yeah, it's a government did pay the bill to come out. So I was not constrained or instructed or it was given any type of guidelines on anything I could or could not say. So I just want to say that up front too. Yeah, that's good. I mean, did you get a sense of any kind of monitoring of your activities or anything? No. Okay. No. Well, I'm sure the Internet is monitored there. So they have a firewall. You're not someone asked me. Can you get to a porn site? And I'm like, I did not try to go to a porn site. Was it you or someone that posted that Verizon didn't provide Verizon socks? Verizon sucked. It was mobile was great. T mobile, they have a partner with Verizon does too. I thought it was going to work Ryzen. I could get text. That was
"saudi" Discussed on Why It Matters
"saudi" Discussed on Why It Matters
"Americans at odds with each other. So there are multiple reasons that each country needs each other. And that, motivates us both to maintain this partnership. Traditionally, it's been we have provided security. It's not written down anywhere. But we have ensured the sea lanes and provide security, the oil fields of the gulf, and the Saudis have work to maintain a stable oil market. So do we have leverage? Do they have leverage? Are we more important to them? Are they more important to us? Right. I was going to say, who has the upper hand here? There's this codependency here. This unwritten contract between the two countries is mutually beneficial. The U.S. offers a security umbrella of sorts and secure transport and Saudi Arabia in return, maintain stability in oil markets. It's a relationship based on two different needs that must be met. That's sort of a simple setup. But the problems come when you examine the relationship with a wider lens. And you look at some of the other actions Saudi Arabia has taken over the years and is still taking. The latest statement regarding what happened to Jamal Khashoggi from Istanbul's cheaper prosecutor's office, according to the statement as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate on October 2nd, was choked to death and his body was dismembered and disposed of today. Yet another air strike killing civilians was blamed on the Saudi led coalition fighting who the rebels backed by a rare. So what we're seeing in Saudi Arabia at the moment is a brutal crackdown on anyone who dares to criticize the government. Saudi Arabia has done a lot of things that violate international norms that the U.S. and other nations have signed on to uphold. Criminalization of dissent, execution for nonviolent offenses, restrictions on free expression, and air strikes in Yemen that have led to civilian casualties. It's no surprise then that over the years, critics of American foreign policy have often cited the Saudi relationship as problematic, and even a prime example of American hypocrisy. So in recent years, what have been the major points of disagreement or conflict between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia? And the U.S., there is a current that questions the integrity of this relationship between a country that claims to lead the democratic world and a dictatorship like Saudi Arabia. Well, obviously those people who know about foreign relations, the U.S. had maintained very close contact with nasty dictators in South America in Latin America in the Middle East. As madawi points out, our relationship with Saudi Arabia is not unique. We often have relationships with countries and rulers that are counter to our values in order to meet another need. Critics have also questioned our relationship with China for human rights violations and Pakistan because of their shifting loyalties. And there is this current that doesn't accept the fact that so called democracy like the U.S. could have this intimate relationship based on interests purely. And this current got very stronger after 9 11. That's not forget that 15 of the hijackers who hit the twin towers in New York were Saudi. And therefore, many people in the U.S. questioned this relationship. Newly declassified documents show links between the 9 11 hijackers and Saudi nationals with connections to the Saudi government. It was not possible for 19 men to kill nearly three thousand Americans that day without a support network and a support structure that helped them move seamlessly around the United States for a nearly two year period. Saudi Arabia was also the homeland of a very radical wahhabi Islamic tradition that inspired global Jihad. And therefore, people in the U.S. always had question mark about how close the U.S. could get to Saudi Arabia without jeopardizing its own national interests. What you're getting at is this question that has bedeviled American policymakers for a very, very long time, which is the United States is supposed to stand for something in the world that American values are important to Americans and the conduct of our politics at home, but also abroad. We don't always live up to those ideals and values, but we like to think that we strive for some. In the Middle East, we have never really done that because our friends in the region don't share our values and our ideals yet they are the people who sit atop lots and lots of oil, which is important to the functioning of the American economy and in fact the global economy. And so we've been willing and of course it makes people uncomfortable, but we've been willing to shunt aside this questions of human rights and decency and tolerance because the Saudis are this among oil producers the most important arguably. Okay, guess it's time to take a deeper dive into the inner workings of the country and what life looks like. Just what sort of partner are we partnering with? Let's look inside Saudi Arabia. So can you tell me some basics? Who is the current leader? The current leader is king Salman, who is one of the remaining sons of the founder of Saudi Arabia, king abdulaziz. He became the king, and now he's the guy. But he's quite old, and so The Crown prince, his son, Mohammed bin Salman, is the guy who's been kind of running day to day operations for Saudi Arabia. King Salman is the chairman and Mohammed bin Salman, The Crown prince is the president and CEO of the company. MBS was tapped to be basically the king's wingman right hand man and ultimately his successor. I think it's that intimate relationship between father and son and he appointed him to so many positions. So he is a minister of defense, he's The Crown prince, he's the head of the investment fund. He basically controls Saudi Arabia today. It's a one man show, and it's been settlements show. And Mohammed bin Salman, AKA MBS. Has made sure to secure his place as the head of the country. In 2017, a group of wealthy Saudis, royals, and senior government officials were detained by The Crown prince in a hotel in an effort to consolidate his power, an unprecedented move. Media reports suggest at least 20 princes officials and army officers have been arrested in the kingdom's latest purge. The royals have been accused of plotting to overthrow The Crown prince. But not all of MBS's actions have been this forceful. He has opened the country to more cultural activities. He's lessened the restrictive power of religious leaders. Women have been granted the ability to drive. MBS has also launched vision 2030. An ambitious plan intended to reduce the country's dependence on oil and encourage massive private sector investments and focus on recreation and tourism. Historic change in Saudi Arabia, women getting behind the wheel, driving on the open road in January of 2021 Saudi Arabia announced plans for its own futuristic city called the wine. All the players in the live golf invitational set to make huge money. The tournament has already lured some of golf's biggest stars. Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, and
"saudi" Discussed on The Business of Esports
"And it was my interview at next world forum with his royal highness, prince Faisal, who is the president of the Saudi eSports federation, and it was a really fun interview that I did with him on his view of Saudi Arabia and eSports and Saudi, and all those kinds of good things. But I figured, as a consequence, we should start with, let's start with something relevant or related in the news, which is this week, it was supposed to, in fact, it was supposed to be announced at next world forum. It got delayed, but Saudi basically announced their giant sort of countries, vision or plan for gaming and eSports in the region. And basically, this came directly from The Crown prince from MBS, announced a plan to develop the country's gaming and eSports industry. It says aiming to create 39,000 jobs and boost GDP by 13.3 billion by 2030. So they're calling this the national gaming and eSports strategy. I'm not going to open the PDF for there's like a PDF attached to it that sort of outlined the strategy. I will say in this may be totally coincidence, a lot of stuff borrowed by seemingly borrowed from my own work for them. Maybe a total coincidence. That's the highest form of flattery poll. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. I am flattered by the level of imitation. Both of this show and of many of the ideas I brought the kingdom. Anyway, so 20 government entities are going to be involved here, 86 new initiatives, which is a lot, and what they're saying is one of the targets they've set is they want studios in the kingdom to produce more than 30 games by 2030. And in fact, it says plans to develop 30 competitive games by 2030. This is an additional article that I brought up just because it supports the other one. So they want to have 30 competitive games essentially developed in the country by 2030, which is 8 years from now, not even 7 years, 7 and change. That's a lot. And they talk about how they'll be different areas of focus, including tech, hardware development, game production, eSports competition,
"saudi" Discussed on Today, Explained
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"saudi" Discussed on Today, Explained
"These relations between Saudi Arabia and the U.S., they go back to FDR. In cordial conversation with colonel Eddie as interpreter, the Saudi Arabian king and American president discuss mutual problems of trade and relations with Saudi Arabia. This is a really long-standing partnership and it's been a cornerstone of U.S. policy. The difference here, though, is MBS himself. I mean, he is a pariah, no Saudi leader, has ever been willing to target his own cousins, his own royal family and send them to jail, the former crown prince, we haven't heard from him since there was a coup several years ago in which MBS came to power, media reports suggest at least 20 princes officials and army officers have been arrested in the kingdom's latest purge. They include former crown prince Muhammad bin nayef. I mean, this is really unprecedented stuff. And what's so surprising to me is, look, the U.S., we sanction Russian oligarchs. We sanction all sorts of people that cross U.S. policy, but we have yet to directly sanction MBS, even though we know all this is happening. And quite the opposite, you know, President Biden is off to go meet with him. I really feel like the question is, what's best for U.S. interests? What's best for human rights? What's best for global security? And it's not clear that doubling down on a relationship with a leader like MBS is good for the short medium or long-term goals of this country. It may be good, for example, for Israel's security and there's a lot of prioritization on the U.S. side of bringing Israel and Saudi Arabia closer. I think countering Iran is a huge priority. And as I said, Russia is now this global boogeyman, China is the Cold War of the future or maybe the present. And all of this requires partnerships with countries that are somewhat unsavory like Saudi Arabia. But by bringing Biden closer to the personage of MBS, it's not the about face that's so bad, it's MBS himself that really poses a
"saudi" Discussed on Today, Explained
"It's today explained I'm Noelle king, President Biden might have scores of geopolitical and diplomatic reasons to visit Saudi Arabia, but there is one big reason that the American public cares deeply about. Gas prices. Jonathan geier is a senior foreign policy writer at vox covering Joe Biden and the world. Jonathan, what's going on with this trip? Biden and his administration are just doing everything they can to lower oil prices. The turmoil of Russia's war on Ukraine has obviously contributed to prices, Saudi Arabia is kind of caught between in this geopolitics and surprisingly hasn't really overtly sided with the U.S. kind of playing both sides. So it's not totally clear what Joe Biden can get out of this visit, but I think everyone watching is going to interpret it as him trying to go there to lower oil prices. The problem is, if oil prices don't get that much lower in response to this trip, it's not going to look like a very successful use of presidential power. Can you just lay out what Saudi Arabia can do with regard to oil prices? I mean, the United States produces a lot of oil itself. It produces a lot of natural gas. What exactly can Saudi Arabia do for the United States that the U.S. can't do for itself? The narrative that the U.S. has become energy independent has been a little bit overblown. I mean, prices are still determined by this international market. And what MBS and the Saudi government can't do is increase production a couple million barrels a day. It's not a whole lot, but it might be enough with other factors and other efforts to help lower prices a little bit. The bigger issue here, though, has to do with refineries. There's just not enough oil refineries right now due to a whole load of reasons. Building a refinery is a multi-billion dollar investment. It may take a decade. We haven't had a refiner built in the United States since the 1970s. That's why it just seems a little questionable. Why the president would want to go all in, backtracking on some promises on the campaign as president and go meet with MBS hat in hand as so many people have described it when the result may not be that fruitful when it comes to oil prices. Let's talk about how Joe Biden has talked about Saudi Arabia in the past. Looking at what Biden has said as vice president as presidential candidate, you get the sense he's very conflicted about Saudi Arabia. He's very critical then, called them a pariah on the campaign trail. And I would make it very clear. We were not going to in fact sell more weapons to them. We were going to, in fact, make them pay the price and make them, in fact, the pariah that they are. This was largely because Mohammed bin Salman, The Crown prince, had ordered the assassination of a U.S. resident, Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post columnist, really heinous brutal murder. He was strangled as soon as he entered the building by a team of Saudi assassins, who then dismembered his body. A lot of people consider MBS the reason why there's been a prolonged really devastating war in Yemen, where thousands of civilians have died. The fighting around who they support in the incessant Saudi led bombardment, aid agencies say, has created a perfect storm. One that leaves the parties to the conflict and their international backers with blood on their hands. And even as vice president, he says you know the Saudis weren't always that helpful. They're not helpful in dealing with other U.S. interests in the Middle East. We have not remained silent with Saudi Arabia. And I certainly have it remained silent with Saudi Arabia. Jonathan, how unusual, though, is it really for a U.S. president to campaign saying one thing and then become president and have to do something completely different? Well, Biden is unusual because he came in as the statesman president. I mean, no one since George H. W. Bush has had this much experience on the world stage Senate foreign relations committee as vice president. He was kind of Obama's Middle East fixer. So this isn't just any old presidential candidate making promises. When Joe Biden says he's going to make Saudi Arabia a pariah, you kind of imagine he's going to go for it. President Biden keeps insisting including in a kind of vaguely worded op-ed in The Washington Post that this visit is actually about security. So what's in play security wise? The Biden administration is trying to put forward a new security architecture, new security deals that put Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and other Arab countries together in a fight against Iran. And it looks like the Biden administration is really doubling down on that much to the anger of human rights activists who are very quick to point out that many of these Arab states are anything but democratic. As The White House released an itinerary of what the president will be doing, will he and Mohammed bin Salman be sitting down one on one. What will this visit look like exactly? So Biden has had this really kind of confusing policy up until now that he would not meet directly with MBS. Mister president, will you be open to meeting with The Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman if you do end up going to Saudi Arabia? We're getting way ahead of ourselves here. When I want to do the problem with that is he's going to meet with him in this visit and it really looks like about face and a walk down. Now there have been some incredible scenes reported. The Wall Street Journal showed this scene of Jake Sullivan, Biden's national security adviser, meeting with MBS and MBS showed up in gym shorts and was screaming at Jake Sullivan. I mean, I can't emphasize enough that MBS is erratic. He's paranoid, some intelligence experts. I've spoken to compare him to Saddam Hussein. The number two official in Saudi intelligence who fled the country is now fearing for his life, called him a psychopath in 60 minutes. I am here. To sound the alarm. About a psychopath, killer, in the Middle East, with infinite resources, who poses threat to his people, to the Americans, and to the planet. MBS is a really frightening character, and he's not somebody you want the U.S. president to be meeting with, but now, with this trip, it's all but inevitable. I wonder about Mohammed bin Salman and how it plays for him at home. If he makes agreements with Joe Biden on security on oil on increasing oil production, does he risk losing anything? Making agreements with the American president who called his country a pariah, who has gone after him personally? Well, I think it's worth keeping in mind just how popular MBS is in Saudi Arabia. Because in parallel to these heinous human rights violation, he's conducted in the world and in his own country arresting feminist activists, all sorts of members of his royal court, all sorts of prominent businessmen, MBS has also presided over a great reform culturally of Saudi Arabia, opening it up to concerts and movie theaters and women driving. Now, you could say a lot of this is superficial, but for a very young country in Saudi Arabia is a very young country population wise. He's very popular. And I think there is a huge respect and affinity for America. Not just its Hollywood pop culture and all that, but look, America had Saudi Arabia's back in the first Gulf War when Saddam Hussein very well could have invaded Saudi Arabia.
"saudi" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"To lead the pack away, for a Formula One Grand Prix, Red Bull's Sergio Pérez said it was an unbelievable lap that put him top of the time sheets and to be pole position. The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at one point it could have been the Ferrari taking poll, but the way that it shook out with Sergio Pérez will start first alongside Charles Leclerc and on the second row, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Max Verstappen. Behind them, Esteban ocon and George Russell in the loan. Mercedes in the top ten. Followed by Alonso and Bottas also having a great start to the year. Gasly in 9th and Kevin Magnussen took about another great start to 2022. He had a pretty torrid Friday, but recovering on Saturday to round out the top ten Matt Q and Jonathan noble are our eyes and ears in the paddock this weekend in Saudi Arabia, and I'm joined today by Jonathan noble to talk about not only qualifying, which was an amazing qualifying session. A real must watch if you haven't caught it yet and you're listening to the podcast first for a bit of analysis. There was a massive shunt the whole Formula One paddock massive relief that Mick Schumacher is okay we'll get on to that. But let's rewind when we left you last night on the podcast. We thought it was the driver's briefing, which turned into a GPD a meeting. The drivers eventually getting the reassurances they needed from the organizers from security, officials talking to team managers, team principals, and those from Formula One and FIA as well. Formula One at some points yesterday. Well, you know what, social media is like rumors were swirling that the drivers were erring on the side of not racing for safety and security reasons what with that oil facility being attacked that missile attack just a few short miles away from where the circuit is. But the driver's deciding to go ahead and race this weekend, but that went on late UK time, but plus three hours. Very light. Saudi Arabian time. Jonathan noble, it was a strange end to a Friday, but a very, very late one. Yeah, I think the thing on a lot of tired people in the paddock this morning, I think most people got to bed at three 30, 4 o'clock in the morning normally do that safe that on a Grand Prix weekend and it's normally been a pretty good party, but everyone was working here very, very late obviously the drivers made the decision to race on. It was formal communication this morning from F one and FIA that that was happening. And the GPA put a statement out as well about the human emotions they felt from the explosion of the missile and worrying about the teams, families,.
"saudi" Discussed on Fore Play
"I'm rolling and it's fucking great. I think a lot of guys come from that vantage point. I have something to ask, right? I've done this. If this wasn't coming from blood money and it was just another tour. Let's say it's the opposite of blood money tour. It's the Canadian tour, all these nice, how you doing, sorry, people making maple syrup and cutting down trees all the time. Playing hockey. Let's say they offered Bryson DeChambeau $250 million to a play in their term and he could never play in the genesis open again. And he can never play and fuck a bay hill. You don't think that he would take the guaranteed case over all this other bullshit that he has to do for the next course I do. He's already taking this okay. Okay, so now but do you think more guys would be appealed to that because of guaranteed money as opposed to where it's coming from? Do you think do you think the source of the money is the only issue? I don't think it's the only issue well, I think it's one of the issues for sure. Okay. I genuinely think that that's the only reason why you guys would think a player wouldn't take guaranteed money over the other stuff. They can still play in the prestigious tournaments they're playing in the majors. I don't understand why they wouldn't take the guarantee money. And the only reason I can understand it is because it's coming from people that are committing hate crimes against humanity. But I think you're giving a little too little credit. You're not giving enough credit to the rest of the PGA Tour, which while it's not as exciting to everyone in Tiger Woods didn't prioritize it necessarily. Those guys, that's their whole life. That's what they do. All year long. That's what they enjoy. Like when max homa wanted Riviera last year, he said, like, maybe outside of the masters, that is the biggest tournament for him that he could have won. He's from California that's his favorite golf course in the world. That was like, that was the thing for him. That was number fucking one, basically. And now he's gonna go off and play in Saudi Arabia. I don't think that has the same meaning to him. I think he is not even considering it. And whether that comes from the Canadian hey story, how are you league or the Saudi league? I don't know that that particularly matters to that person. I think, again, like chasing what Tiger Woods did, right? Like Morikawa, that's why he invoked Tiger Woods records. That shit fucking matters to those people, and that's why in there, guess what? There are also making tens of millions of dollars while doing it. I'll say this. I hope somebody does it. Just to see, like, it seems fucked up to say, because that's just like the arena that we're dealing with right now in terms of like potentially players going to play in the Saudi league. Like it'd be a hell of an experiment. If Bryson DeChambeau took the money and went. Like, I would love what would happen. What would happen to Bryson? What would the people's perception of Bryson be? Like, how often would we see? It's so preposterous and the idea of it is so insane and the people who are giving them money are horrible people, but what if you just see Bryson do it and like what the fuck happens? It's definitely drama. And I'm just playing devil's advocate. I'm trying to show the other side..
"saudi" Discussed on Fore Play
"On the Saudi Arabian golf league situation. It does feel like it's just rumor at this point. It's just hearsay. Report, I'm going to put doctor evil air quotes on it, reports, that 17 guys have committed to the Saudi league, including a handful of big names, a lot of whispers that Bryson DeChambeau is that big name that he has told other people that he will not be playing on the PGA Tour again that he is moving on to the Saudi golf league and it makes a lot of sense. He's obviously a big name. He drives a ton of engagement traffic. I don't know that he gives a shit if his reputation again, doctor evil air quotes is doctor air quotes, ruined by going to Saudi Arabia. I don't know that he really cares about that kind of stuff. They're probably going to offer him a hundred, a 150, $200 million. And I think that that's probably what matters to him or seems to be mattering enough that everyone is saying he's the guy that's going to go. We had column Morikawa came out very strongly supporting the PGA Tour. He said a quote that I loved. He said, my entire life I've thought about the PGA Tour. I've thought about playing against Tiger and beating his records. He went on to say the best player as far as I see are all sticking with the PGA Tour. We've all heard rumors of this date this date this date. What are they actually waiting for? They're still have been no names. We come back to evidence, concrete evidence of what's going on. Right now it's an unknown. It's a hidden thing. It's not enough, and then Rory McIlroy said, look, I've lived it for the top guys. All that money really isn't going to change their life. I'm going to way better financial position than I was a decade ago in my life is no different. I still use the same three, four bedrooms in my house. I just don't see the value in tarnishing a reputation for extra millions, which is a great point where a lot of folks have said, you're going to make 50 a hundred, $200 million over 15, 20 years on the PGA Tour for a lot of these big names. Why rush over to blood money and ruin your reputation, not be allowed to play and potentially certain tournaments..
"saudi" Discussed on Fore The People
"Right there. So those guys, those guys were insane, man. But I think in Philip Rivers had 9 kids between obviously, home games were important for him. To get in there. It's crazy because it's a violent sport, too. The rules have changed quite a bit from the 80s where guys played concussed every play. But still, you can get hurt in the NFL. I don't care what your position is. Usually a kicker could sneak in there in his 40s or a punter. Maybe have one hit a year and talk shit because there's a big deal he didn't freaking break his hip or something during the tackle, but you can just get absolutely roughed up and then practices are no joke. The whole entire process is freaking crazy. Without a doubt, people talk about golf, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods is still playing. So we won't say that his career is over, especially since you want to masters a couple of years ago, but him and him and Nicholas flip a coin if you want to. But Brady, Brady, you can't even argue. He's the guy, man. Yeah. Yeah, I think he's probably well, he's going to go down as the most decorated professional athlete of all time to this point, for sure. In any sport, 7 super bowls went to ten. 22 years. That's just incredible. There's some quotes from who is grunt that was talking about earlier this week. Just saying that he never got there after he was the first one there. Last one to leave every time. He handled his business at practice at even something as small as like nutrition. He just never took a day off in 22 years. And I wonder, I wonder what's going to happen now that people like that, people liked a Tom Brady that are Uber focused constantly all the time, thinking about better ways to better themselves on the field. Do everything in their power on a daily basis to do that. What is he going to do now that he doesn't have to do that anymore? Is it going to eat McDonald's and drink Coke all day? Next year is just 300 pounds. What's going to happen to you? I think people that are wired like that, especially like their whole life or a majority of it. There's no way that will happen. Dude, I just saw the brown or not the browns. The Broncos are for sale for their value to just under $4 billion. I wouldn't surprise if you ran a team Romo, Romo, I heard him in an interview and he was like, he goes, I think radio retire. I know him very, very well. He goes, and he goes, I would be almost more surprised if in two years braving didn't come back as like a 47 year old and literally try to play a game like MJ style, which would seem crazy to me, but I also wouldn't doubt it. The dude looks younger now than he did when he was 22. He did. So I think he might just say new chapter and maybe he's a Northern California guy, maybe it's for the forty-niners or something. Who knows what the hell it is. It's got to be this perfect scenario. But he comes back as like I miss it that much. I'm going to play. I know we can be competitive. They're going to build the pieces, whatever. But I can also see them, they were talking about him being maybe one of the best GMs day one if he decided to do that just because he knows how to run a teams personnel. The best that it could be for them to win a championship. Hey, build my team. Who do you want to build your team? Well, Tom Brady, he's literally been building his own team, probably the last 15 years or so after a few years in the NFL. He knows what kind of defensive guy special teams. He knows the whole deal. I think he'll be in the industry. I don't think he's going to get sad eating McDonald's. The answer you wanted to your question though. Well, that's another episode of for the people. And I get to sign us off. This is a great, great privilege. That was an episode. Basically about nothing. That was me and Petey. Talking about, I don't know, absolutely stuff people don't care about or I'd have a day see you later. Okay, Petey and I are really excited to announce a new FTP sponsor live forever golf. These guys are awesome. They're from Florida. They're a super chill lifestyle brand. Great hoodies, great t-shirts, great hats, but also nails gear for on the golf course. We got really cool polos. We have slacks. We have it all. They're going to give you a discount code for 20% off the discount code is nails 20. How good is that? Y'all never forget nails 20. So nails 20, 20% off, WWW dot live forever golf dot com ordered a bunch of gear, let us know how awesome it is and have yourselves a day. The one constant in life is change throughout our lives, we'll go down roads that we never imagined. And we need to be prepared for whatever comes our way. We want to own your future contact country financial representative Dakota street. Dakota can help put a solid plan in place with insurance solutions to help make sure you're protected for what lies ahead. Get started today, contact Dakota street in Waterloo at 618-939-8601 for country financial..
"saudi" Discussed on Fore The People
"It to Saturday. You have the same problem. Like the viewership for college football, big college football games. I don't have anything in front of me here that shows the actual numbers, but I can't imagine it's much different watching it, LSU, Alabama game. I can't imagine the difference on that CBS is different than, I don't know, eagles cowboys. I'm sure they're similar. They don't feel probably more obvious. But they're similar. They obviously both of them are much higher than golf. I think it's the timing though. Maybe like a mid week fit, maybe like a Friday finish would be pretty sweet, I think. Because we don't have anything to watch. We don't have anything to watch in the fall until Saturday. And then we have Saturday Sunday. There's just nothing on midweek, unless you want to watch. Harold varner hit a 6 iron on Thursday to 25 feet in Nick fell, it's just a safe show. It's just boring as shit, nobody wants to watch it. But if you have it finished on a Friday, where there's nothing else on, create a little bit of excitement. I don't know. I think that's a possibility, but Saturday, I don't like the setting. Well, a majority of the good game. Not all of them, but majority of the good games on Saturday. And they would never do this during the playoffs or rivalry or whatever, who knows. But they're at night. The golf would be over a lot of it. Who knows, who knows? I'd like to see what the ratings were compared to last year, though. And you can just see. But then there's logistical shit. The pro am is on a Wednesday. That doesn't matter. But there's potentially Monday qualifying. There's people coming in for corporate Saturday, Sunday, more people can take off work, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. So you end up running into a scenario like that and I get it. So it'll probably never happen. 100% these corn ferry tour events that ended like on Tuesday for Wednesday. Much better. Yeah, but we didn't even have coverage on a there was only coverage maybe on one of them on golf channel, but that's for a tour like that. That's huge exposure where they're not going to have they're not going to rely as much corporate on some corporate stuff anyway. Who has the ringer on their phone on? Probably me. I haven't heard a ringtone on a cell phone in years. Wow. Okay. That mixed with your mustache, 100% serial killer. I could have added that out. Now I'll make everybody see that pod. I was going to I was going to edit that out and everybody can hear that ringer. I have to ring, dude. Now that I'm like officially showing members around red feather all the time and answering questions all day long. I usually just keep my phone on silent like that's my jam. And I'll just look at it because half the calls these days are just spam season. I'm like, ah, it's important to leave a message that's over 6 seconds and it won't be a robot. Well, now it's like God dang it. That sucks. Now I got to keep it going all the time. All right, let's pivot to Saudi. We don't really give a damn about the pebble beach pro am. It's the pebble beach pro am. It's 7 hour rounds. It's a big corporate outing, basically the entire time. It's fun. I made a good connection there when I played a guy that I still keep in touch with at a Lafayette Louisiana. And they actually ended up flying me back on their Gulf Stream when I had about $5 to my name. That was the first event I played, actually. The guy that used to run at Steve worthy runs the four kids foundation in New Orleans now. He gave me a sponsor exemption when he was the tournament director at pebble beach in 2000, that would have been spring of 2012. This time, ten years ago, was my first event on the PGA Tour. And I wasn't a member of sponsor exemption. Ended up getting paired with an old guy out of Lafayette. Played with Harris English for the first three rounds. I MDF. I was the king of MDF. I loved India because you still got paid and you got to go home early. It was a hell of a deal. So I hopped on his play and we flew from this is the first time I had ever been on a private jet. Jet jet. I've been on a king air before in college, but never on a jet. We hopped on this Gulf Stream out of Monterey Peninsula. We got to Lafayette, Louisiana, two and a half hours. That is some shit. I don't know how fast we were going, but we were up 40 something thousand feet going a million miles an hour. They brought me home. It was a hell of a week. But anyway, we got that tournament, and we got the Saudi international run by big dick, Greg Norman himself. What do we think? What are we watching this week, Colleen? What you got your eye on for this first of it in Saudi Arabia? Well, I mean, I'll be watching I'll be watching probably the Saudi Arabia one a little more just because the field is insane. The pebble beach thing. With somebody, there's like a fantasy golf deal. They're like, do it. All right, whatever. I'll draft some guys. I'm doing this pebble beach, and I was looking out of a team of 8. There's only two guys even playing. The big, big, big names. They're over there playing the Saudi. It's going to be interesting, man. I don't really know. I know that I know you're fired up about it because the PGA Tour is trying to make all these moves to counteract what the Saudis Saudis are doing. And maybe they'll start taking really, really good care of their own their own players. I don't know that much about it other than tell me, tell me if I'm wrong. They're offered a shitload of money guaranteed, essentially. And they're playing under a contract. So it would be comparable to other sports. You're on a 5 year deal or 6 year deal or whatever. Your deal is 10 million a year, 20 million a year, 50 million a year depending on who you are. That's kind of how I'm remembering it or from reading about it. And they can play there and still play other events. It's not like the Saudis are holding them to never coming back and playing in the U.S.. But the PGA Tour is doing that to those guys that are signing up. It's going to be interesting, dude. An article came out today or an interview. Ian poulter, I don't know if it slipped through the cracks or whatever, but he was offered €22 million, I believe. So a little more than a dollar. And they asked their interview in Dustin Johnson, and they were like, DJ, whatever. What do you know about this? Were you offered something similar? He's like, no, no, no, no. And then the moral of DJ speech or the gist of it was I was offered something. I was offered something, but way more than 22 million to freaking play. I don't know, dude. It's going to be money talks at the end of the day. And if you start taking, we've talked about before in the pods. If you start taking away opportunities for guys to play in the masters or win or the majors, which is really, really what these top guys care about because that's how success over time will be measured more than cash. But at some point, the money is just going to talk and guys are going to choose to do it. Especially if they're poulter, golden years or whatever you want to call them. And a lot of the backlash for the Saudi tour big dick greggs tour is the political stance that they have over there. I think that is total chicken shit. Who cares? Who cares? Yeah, sure. They've killed some people. Their government has killed some people. The moral of the story is evil is everywhere evil is done all over the world by every government. It's not just the Saudis. Go over there, if they offer you the $20 million to play 5 or ten events, go take their damn money, at least you're bringing it back to the United States. And that's not staying over there. That's the way I look at it. Look, if Dustin Johnson has an opportunity to go make generational money for all of his kids, which he wouldn't have to anyway, because he's already made that. Go do it. Go do it. Who cares? Who cares what their political stance is? It doesn't matter. Governments are evil. They've all done evil things. All over the world, all the time, this isn't the first time, won't be the last time,.
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"saudi" Discussed on The Media Show
"Which involves western media companies entertainment companies, and they appear to have turned the page. I'm from chatham House. Good point to bring you in. Are you surprised there isn't more pushback over what happened with Cassidy? I think that there was this two year lull where MBS and the kingdom receded. They tried to take a back seat, not be so public. And work on domestic issues. So that's what we have been witnessing over this two year period. And with the sale of Newcastle, I think this is a sort of signal that people are willing to turn the page. And as Vivian described with so many companies, still looking for markets, western companies have not been very successful or able to push back on human rights issues. Which in the kingdom, of course, go beyond the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi. And also, you know, worthwhile, elevating and mentioning that activists and women and journalists are detained also in the kingdom. But the market is a hugely appealing. There's a very young population that is looking to benefit from the social liberalization that was granted by Mohammed bin Salman. And so there is a domestic dynamic here to the sports wash shape or media washing that is taking place. And the soft power projection is very much tied to domestic drivers of reform in the kingdom. And of course, it has broader regional and international implications as well. Larry, let me bring you in because Salam mentioned the football that is has been the big story this past week. The Saudi led consortium, buying into Newcastle for United football club. Everybody from the Middle East and I because in all the excitable coverage about these new owners in football, there's actually been much less about something we've obviously noticed on the media show, because with the media show, which is, you know, in the end, this is really a media story in a sense. Tell us what are being and how that will plays into this. So Sabine sports is the katari back sports broadcaster that's got the commercial rights to air Premier League games and sporting events from around the world. For the Middle East and also a lot of the global south, for example, Indonesia is a big market for being sports. And what happened was, in 2017, when there was an air sea and land blockade imposed on Qatar, which owns being sports. We're also and this was imposed by Saudi Arabia. We're also in sports was then banned inside Saudi Arabia. Within a few weeks later, what you'd also see emerging is a new website could be our Q and this was being promoted by senior royal advisers on Twitter like Turkey and Sheik who's in charge of the whole kind of entertainment revamping in saddle, and also saddle katani, who has been his accused of helping orchestrate the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, mentioned earlier. And this.
"saudi" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"This charity where do you get all your money from the saudi royal family and then they're dispersing it as they see fit where you're getting money off from the ambassador's wife who how are you in the united states student visa even though i don't go to class it's like a very like there's like a buffer there's always a buffer like plausible deniability but this is more and more becoming like as more documents release in these. This latest round of releases. Was the sixteen page document released. Just you know right before the twentieth anniversary by joe biden against heavily redacted. But they're letting things start to trickle out the. Yeah maybe saudi arabia was on some level behind it. Maybe the kingdom no but people in his family certainly did. And that's been speculated since the beginning obviously like majority of them were from there. Yeah but but it was always denied because now it's like being released from the heart you're in it's taking taking these families a long time to get here like i said. They initially tried to the they were going to sue the saudi royal government and take them to court where they would be subject to discovery. And there're some law on the books as hey like we. Actually there's some. I can't remember the name law but you're just basically not allowed to sue governments k. So then there are well fuck that so. They went through this long process decade of trying to get the laci so they had to lobby to go to congress and called their cars. Raise money to all these things. They finally get the law changed. They bring it to obama's desk. Obama vetoes saying. Hey we don't want to go down this path. Saudi arabia saudi arabia's out there saying like we have seven hundred fifty billion dollars in holdings in the united states in different investments and holdings and that. We're going to pull all that out so we don't have that sees which would be a significant Impact on our economy in these different businesses..
"saudi" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"So if like hey like saudi arabia's working with these terrorists funneling money to it's because they're solely interwoven with this more hardcore stream view and has really ramped up since nineteen seventy nine. So they go there linked going all the way back to the original House of saw the king of sod. Okay he he was from this part of saudi arabia where this other guy whose name wa lasting was a hob and he was from a from a prominent religious family and the house of sod was more like business and political and they. You know there's all these kind of warring tribes back then. I think we might have talked about this on another dock and those two guys foreign basically an alliance and it was like all right. The king of of sowed your family. You're going to be in charge of all military operations and all the political entities at the hobby family. They're going to be in charge of all the all the all the religion section so they have like the ministry of religion. That's run by these hobbies and they have created this network of kind of this growing extremism and they were loosely linked and then they kind of fell apart okay or had a bigger divide as the years went on. We're talking like one hundred or so years. Two hundred years hobby ism is still like the principal religion but they're not working closely with The the king of saudi arabia at the time two things happen in hundred seventy nine that makes saudi arabia flip on its policy towards the more hardcore religious factors of their country and other government. So nineteen seventy nine iranian revolution guy. Where you had this secular The the shah around who's a ruler of iran. They get thrown over by these student radicals. Who are like very extremist. Muslims and they become a theocracy where like the religious elements of iran are very much in charge and then also took over and took power in the the the biggest mosque in mecca. So it's like holy shit these guys. These radicals who were kind of just pushing over here. Okay like yeah. You guys do your thing do your thing. Whatever well now we just saw them. Topple iran that type of person not the same group at the same religious fervor people toppled iran and now. They have our mocks so they could really do that to us too. So why don't we bring them back in closer. And that's what saudi arabia start to do in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. Because like the king kingdom the royal family was scared shitless. Okay so that is how this started. And then it is estimated that the the saudi royal government or saudi royal family rather has spent upward and again. This is the number one oil rich country in the world has spent an estimated one hundred billion dollars exporting lobbyism throughout the world over the last forty years since that happened there i hate will will bring in closer and then they've built fifteen hundred mosques around the world so now that now that they're working more closely with autism it becomes a thing where like you can't really advance in your career and the saudi government if you're not a hobby so either have to actually be one or say you're one But that is how you end up having more power in the saudi royal family so why would saudi arabia want to support these groups walls..
"saudi" Discussed on Stand Up
"I was excited. You say it again. American and then i had the most surreal conversation i ever had with the person he looks at me and he says i want to thank you for everything i want to invite you and your friends to come to my palace so that i may entertain you look. Are you freaking kidding me. I am not getting invited to a palace by prince. Oh my god up until this point my only experience with royalty was a burger king drive through all of a sudden one of those. Suv's pulls up and a guy jumps out in a suit. And i guess. His favorite word was pleased. Because that's all he said. Please please please please please please. Are you kidding me. There's a man in a suit trying to give me in the back of a lincoln navigator and there's a prince invited was palace. I'm not gonna lie. I felt like a hot chick. God let her. We get to the front of his palace. You guys. i'm not gonna let it didn't look like a palace. The walls are really high. There's bob wire around the entire property. And there's two guys in the front with machine-guns. I'm looking at this and i'm like this doesn't look and i started thinking what up on some messed up. Episode of middle eastern punt bala as you put the prison and your fortune elite. The doors opened up and we drive in and then they closed and when we got outside you guys. What we saw was amazing outside. Desert inside palm trees. Bushes shrubs a pond and he had exotic pets. I know exotic pets over there. He's a frequent. Bala constrictor are you kidding me. Snakes monkeys zebras tiger. Oh my god that makes me kung fu panda started thinking what if he decides to keep me. It sounds messed up but let me explain as an american you cannot just purchase an airline tickets go to saudi arabia. You have to be invited by a person of power. When i left detroit to go over there. I had to fill out a form that says i understand that i'm going to saudi arabia and should something happen to me. One of those things on the list being kidnapping conveniently right above death. America is not responsible. The prince could have actually your mind two weeks later now. He's showing someone else around. It is my snake at ziba at this my mexican mcivor. You said some little boxes but it never happened. And we're walking around and actually pulled him aside for a second. I said listen. I gotta tell you something. Will you tell me. I need to apologize. What did you do. I didn't do anything. I just want to apologize for coming here with the wrong mentality. I says unfortunately. I bought the just you know because it is the middle east you guys. We're going to be rude and everybody's been nothing but nice. I know. I didn't think you guys we're going to speak english so well and understand you know so many references and you guys get everything i know. But you guys we're going to throw rocks but you're funny. Never mind what are three. So we're walking and he's showing me this and that and we're just kind of like looking around. I thought it was great. And then i saw something that freaked me out. We're walking in the direction of a giant cage. And when i saw the cage i stopped. What's the cage. Look great fly. Walk over towards the cage and look inside and i notice that there's birds in there okay. Cool it's a birdcage. And he got all birds. Those are falcons okay. Well you have a lot of falcons or use a falcons for hunting. You hunt falcons. No no no no. Each falcon is very expensive. One hundred thousand. us dollars. They are trained. We go out and shoot a little animal and we send a falcon three. Would you like to see on a little dogs. Before i know it here comes the other guy leaf and he goes inside the cage and he puts on this leather glove comes up to his elbow and he starts getting one of the falcons. I'm watching them. Do this and i noticed. All the falcons are on these purchase about this high. And there's about fifteen in a row and they all have hoods covering their eyes. And i asked them why do they have hoods of their is met. They look like little hostages shit. I'm sorry i meant no disrespect by that man seriously i. It was a slip and he was cool. I ended up middle east test. The so the other guy comes out. And he's got to go with him and he's got a glove and he hands me the glove and put it on any transfers his falcon arm and all of a sudden. He starts doing snapping things. And he's basically showing me. That the falcons trained and i thought that was great though. We're going to kill something. No but we're just playing with the falcon. And i started getting excited and the more excited i got the more. The prince started showing his age because then he got excited. Like this is great these great. This is so cool. So here's a look you to have somebody falcons. I am so lucky. Would you like falcon so matter-of-fact like would you like to cook eat. Would you like a falcon same way. Are you kidding me. Don't give me a falcon that can retrieve things shoe. You'd think i'm lazy. Hell no don't give me a. I wouldn't even leave the house. I'd be at the front door doughnuts. Who the hell is gonna watch my falcon. When i'm appear performing. I can't leave it with my buddy. Deane in the back you know he would abuse take to some nightclub trying to hook up every the red head stopped you. It was better because you can..