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NRA says it is "committed to making schools secure" and Texas convention will still go on

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 9 hrs ago

NRA says it is "committed to making schools secure" and Texas convention will still go on

"Three days after the horrific school shooting and you've all been Texas former president Donald Trump will headline at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston It's a memorial weekend event build as a Texas sized celebration of freedom firearms in the NRA with 14 acres of guns and gear Leaders say attendees will reflect on the school shooting and pledged to redouble their commitment to making schools secure Texas senator Ted Cruz and South Dakota governor Kristi Noem are expected to speak Texas governor Greg Abbott who was slated to attend will instead address the convention by pre recorded video Democrat beto o'rourke who's running for governor says he'll be attending protests outside the convention center Some speakers and performers have dropped out Texas senator John cornyn and congressman Dan Crenshaw are no longer attending and country singer Larry gatlin said he's come to believe background checks would be a step in the right direction NRA member Gary Francis traveled from Wisconsin to attend the meeting He said he opposes any gun control regulations in response to the shooting what happened there is obviously tragic

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What to Expect From the Sussman Trial With Kash Patel

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:50 min | 11 hrs ago

What to Expect From the Sussman Trial With Kash Patel

"What are the next steps then? So this trial is going to wrap up. There is a period of time between the conviction and then the sentencing, right? Kind of decision of the jury, and then the sentencing, what can we expect next out of John Durham? What are the targets you think he's going to indict next? And has there been anything in this trial that has really surprised you? Yeah, so next, will the sentencing will be a couple of months away if and when I believe sussman's convicted in the next day or two. After that, we have to remind the audience. He already has another indictment in place in the trial set for this fall of the source to steal, and he also has a multiple count indictment for lying to the FBI at ton of times. And for making up all that Christopher Steele information. So he's got that in the pipeline public already. What I think is next is the joint joint venture conspiracy as John Durham has called it in the federal pleadings in the sussman indenting case that he has multiple other targets. And he has said Rodney joffe, the tech executive that was paid millions of dollars to drum up this false alphabet narrative while they were also drumming up their steel stuff. He has said publicly. He John Durham like Rodney joffe is a target of my ongoing investigation. He has also said in his pleading, these other people in the joint venture conspiracy, all that is, is legalese for a bunch of people have to get together to do this. The FBI, the Clinton campaign, fusion GPS, and these guys like Rodney joffe. And the Jake sullivans of the world. They're all mentioned by title in these pleadings. And they're all under his investigation. So that's why I think he's going to get a couple of FBI agents, and he should get Andy mccabe, who orchestrated this entire thing. And Peter strzok, hopefully, as well, along with fusion GPS and this tech guy Rodney joffe. And if he does all that, that's pretty good work.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Beto O'Rourke's Stunt Was Embarassing & Disgusting

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:52 sec | 1 d ago

Sen. Ted Cruz: Beto O'Rourke's Stunt Was Embarassing & Disgusting

"Here's what senator Cruz told Jesse watters last night on Fox News. Look, I was shocked. We were going through a briefing, listening to law enforcement about precisely what had happened about what the next steps were. And it was disgusting. He strode to the front of the room and tried to turn it into a political rally. And I guess his campaign is flailing. He's going to lose, but you know, just after you ended that clip, the mayor of uvalde. He turned to beto. He said you're a 6th son of a bitch. Yeah. Because to take something, you've got grieving families. You've got to community that it's broken to pieces and to try to politicize it and turn it into a rally, the way beto did, it was really, I've seen a lot of crass behavior. That was embarrassing and it was, it was

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US making COVID antiviral drug more available at test sites

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 1 d ago

US making COVID antiviral drug more available at test sites

"The federal government is trying to make Pfizer's COVID antiviral treatment more accessible The White House announced steps to make the antiviral treatment packs low bid more readily available across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season The nation's first federally backed test to treat site is opening today in Rhode Island providing patients with immediate access to the drug once they test positive More sites are set to open in Massachusetts Minnesota and New York City The drug which has been found to reduce severe disease among 90% of patients is now available at almost 40,000 pharmacies White House coordinator doctor Ashish jha says getting a vaccine and booster shots is still the best way to protect against the virus confirmed infections in the U.S. have quadrupled since late March to more than a 105,000 a day That's a likely undercount because so many rapid tests go unreported but deaths have declined steadily to fewer than 300 per day just as this is the first time those two metrics have not trended together I'm Jennifer King

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 Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 1 d ago

Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine

"Russia's taking steps to strengthen the army and is tightening its grip on Ukraine Lawmakers in Moscow have passed a bill to bolster Russia's army which is fighting an intense battle for Ukraine's east three months into the war Russian rockets are pounding towns in the industrial Donbass region Ukraine's foreign minister said on Wednesday the situation there is extremely bad Meanwhile president Vladimir Putin is trying to strengthen his control of southern Ukraine by giving residence of two regions a fast path to Russian citizenship I'm Charles De

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Trish Regan Joins Dinesh to Talk About the Federal Reserve

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:39 min | 2 d ago

Trish Regan Joins Dinesh to Talk About the Federal Reserve

"Guys, I'm really happy to welcome back to the podcast Trish Regan. She's an award winning multi Emmy nominated financial journalist and author. She hosted Trish Regan prime time on Fox business for 5 years, 2015, 2020, and she's the founder of Trish Regan Intel, a multimedia news publishing company and host of the Trish Regan show. Chris always a pleasure, great to have you on the podcast. All right, economy. Good to see you. Our economy appears to be getting a little bit off the rails here. And I know the fed has a meeting coming up today with an update. Where do you think that's going? What's the fed trying to do? The fed wants to communicate that they're all over this. They're promising that they're going to rein in inflation, here's the thing, dinesh. The fed has a very, very bad track record of not doing enough, and then doing too much. So let's go back to, you know, I actually would compliment them back in March 2020. They did what they needed to do. They made sure, given that our economy shut down overnight, that we had enough liquidity in the system. So they took the right policy steps, and I would argue that the Trump administration also was see steps the problem is everybody kept this whole money printing extravaganza going and going and going. And when you keep it going, you're going to dilute the value of those dollars, you're going to cause and I'm Joe Biden came into office while he did what a third round of COVID stimulus checks at a time when we really didn't

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Watch Live: Johnny Depp returns to stand trial against Amber Heard

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 d ago

Watch Live: Johnny Depp returns to stand trial against Amber Heard

"Supermodel Kate moss says actor Johnny Depp never purposely hurt her when they dated in the 1990s as she testified in Depp's libel trial against his ex-wife actor Amber Heard I'm Archie's are a letter with the latest Kate moss testified for less than 5 minutes by videolink to a courtroom outside Washington Amber Heard had referred to a rumor that Depp had pushed moss downstairs during their relationship Moss testified she had slipped on the stairs after a rainstorm in Jamaica and Depp carried her back to her room and got her medical attention Moss denies Depp ever hurt her He never pushed me kicked me or threw me down any stairs Step is suing her saying she defamed him with a 2018 op-ed piece in which she described

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A Full Defense of '2000 Mules' With Dinesh D'Souza

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:09 min | 2 d ago

A Full Defense of '2000 Mules' With Dinesh D'Souza

"Is taking the world by storm. The number 2000 mules dot com into the dinesh d'souza film research done by true the vote. We just had an unbelievable event. With dinesh here in Phoenix, Arizona. It was like 2000 people for 2000 mules, and with us right now to kind of give an update on how the film is doing. And also kind of go through some of these ridiculous fact checks that have emerged is the great dinesh d'souza dinesh welcome back to the program. Charlie always a pleasure and was really fun to be in Arizona and I mean the level of energy. People were really fired up and they want to they want to see some real change come out of this. They want the movie to be the propeller, but only the first step of a lot of things that have to happen next. Well, you've been doing a great job and we're starting to see, I think, a change in how the media is covering this. You're starting to see kind of a validation almost, where they are covering it now in The Washington Post and The Daily Beast. Albeit they're doing it sloppily dishonestly and in a way to try to delegitimize the film. But I think it does the opposite. I think it actually further platforms the movie. Let's just talk more broadly than we can get into specifics. What's your reaction on how this movie is being covered by the mainstream media? Well, it seems to me that they went and do phases. And the first phase, they unleashed some fact checkers, PolitiFact Ali swensen, AP, a couple of other articles, and they tried to be dismissive. Like geo tracking doesn't really work and those kinds of things, which were kind of manifestly absurd. And I think even the left realized that's really not going to do the job. So now they've unleashed their bigger guns, Philip bump of The Washington Post. That's a big New York Times article that seemingly underway hasn't come out yet. And NPR tried to sort of get us on the issue of an ancillary murder that's discussed in the movie as if to say, you know, we lied about it. So there's sort of the second wave of liberal attack, much more detailed, tries to be more sophisticated. But I think it's not, it's really not landing a real glove on the movie either.

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Biden to sign policing executive order 2 years after George Floyd died

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 3 d ago

Biden to sign policing executive order 2 years after George Floyd died

"AP sources say President Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing tomorrow Wednesday is the second anniversary of George Floyd's killing by Minneapolis police Three people familiar with the matter say the president will sign the order alongside Floyd's relatives It would require federal law enforcement to review and revise use of force policies restrict the flow of surplus military gear to local police and encourage limits on choke holds and no knock warrants The order does not go as far as the president originally wanted bipartisan police reform talks stalled in Congress last year The new steps are the results of months of talks between The White House and civil rights groups and police organizations

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 Kremlin critic Browder urges squeeze on oligarchs' enablers

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 3 d ago

Kremlin critic Browder urges squeeze on oligarchs' enablers

"Kremlin critic Bill browner wants governments to step up efforts to get to the riches squirreled away by Russian oligarchs and linked to president Vladimir Putin at the World Economic Forum in Davos browder told the AP the oligarchs have lots of money right in front of our eyes Since Vladimir Putin took power he and the thousand people around him have stolen a $1 trillion from the Russian state The early investor in post Soviet Russia says oligarchs aren't naive They've set up structures to protect themselves browder's idea to force the people who set up these structures The enablers the lawyers the accountants the trustees under law to become whistleblowers to the government There are sanctions against oligarchs but browder says it's only scratching the surface There's only 35 oligarchs out of a 118 who are on the Forbes list who have been sanctioned by the either the U.S. EU UK

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Does Hard Work for a Given Community Pay Off in the End?

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:09 min | 3 d ago

Does Hard Work for a Given Community Pay Off in the End?

"How much does reality matter? Because you look at the four years of my old boss in The White House, president Trump, after if you look at lowest unemployment for blacks and Hispanics since record keeping began, you look at the first step act, the first serious prison Reform Act in years, if not decades, which should give him some credit with this population, but it seems nugatory. Yes, he got more votes, but does hard work for a given community actually pay off the dividends of popularity two or four years later. I would say absolutely, yes. Because failing to do that means you're guaranteed to not ever get any of those votes. You can't get votes from people if you don't show up and talk to them. I'll say this, even what you mentioned with president Trump, all right? If you all were consulting me three or four years ago. It's fine, you didn't. But if you were. Here's what I would say. As somebody who's lived in and around cities, my entire life, I would be more interested in hearing the Trump campaign tout the efforts of operation legend than the first step act. Okay, explain that. So I'm sure as you know in many of your listeners know, operation legend was a joint federal initiative, FBI, DoJ, ATF, that I believe it was a 9 cities, including Chicago, and I believe St. Louis and a number of other cities where, I mean, they were having issues with crime within the cities. It was named after legend, who I think was shot, not intentionally, but was the victim of a drive by shooting. And the purpose of it was to get guns off the street to get violent criminal suspects off the street. And I think over the course of 5, 6 months, there were over 450 homicide arrests. A number of arrests for illegal guns and those types of things that really impact communities on a granular level.

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An appeals court finds Florida's social media law unconstitutional

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 3 d ago

An appeals court finds Florida's social media law unconstitutional

"Federal appeals court ruled a Florida law on social media is unconstitutional a three judge panel concluded it was overreach for governor Ron DeSantis and the Republican led Florida legislature to tell social media companies how to conduct their work under the constitution's guarantee of free speech The ruling upholds a similar decision by a Florida federal district judge on the law It was part of an overall conservative effort to portray social media companies as generally liberal in outlook and hostile to ideas outside of that viewpoint especially from the political right a similar law is in effect in Texas tech companies want the Supreme Court to step in there I'm Ed

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Harris, surgeon general, warn of health care worker burnout

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 3 d ago

Harris, surgeon general, warn of health care worker burnout

"After more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic the Biden administration is warning many of the nation's healthcare workers are simply burned out We all have it We all remember that We all know what it looks like As they spoke with doctors and others at Washington's children's national hospital vice president Harris and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy saw and heard the signs They use words like burned out Traumatized Murthy's released a report warning that the situation is not addressed many could quit a projected 3 million essential low wage health workers in the next 5 years nearly 140,000 doctors in 11 years We need to do a better job of taking care of you Harris told workers the administration's calling for new investments and steps to protect their mental well-being including more counseling and worker safety Sagar Meghani Washington

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Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 4 d ago

Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

"Drawing comparisons to Ukraine President Biden says the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan President Biden was in a news conference in Tokyo this morning and when a reporter asked him this question are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that Yes It's the strongest statement about Taiwan from a U.S. president in decades The idea that it can be taken by force has taken by force is just not appropriate Dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in Ukraine China claims the island is a rogue province therefore a ministry expressed strong dissatisfaction in opposition to Biden's statement saying China will take firm action to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests The 1979 Taiwan relations act made it policy for the U.S. to ensure Taiwan has the resources to defend itself but does not require the U.S. to step in I'm Jennifer King

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Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 4 d ago

Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

"Pfizer says three small doses of its COVID vaccine protect kids under 5 and it plans to give that data to U.S. regulators this week It's the latest step towards letting the littlest kids get the shots The 18 million tops under 5 are the only group in the U.S. not yet eligible for the COVID vaccine The FDA has already begun evaluating data from rival Moderna That company hopes to offer two kids a shot by the summer the FDA has set tentative dates next month for its scientific advisers to publicly debate data from Pfizer and Moderna while COVID generally is not as dangerous to youngsters as to adults some children to become severely ill or even die I'm Julie Walker

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Zelenskyy: Ukraine will not counterattack into Russian territory

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 5 d ago

Zelenskyy: Ukraine will not counterattack into Russian territory

"Ukraine's president has said that the Donbass region remained sovereign to Ukraine speaking at a joint news conference with Portuguese president Antonio Costa Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky said however that Ukraine would not launch a counterattack into Russian territory Everyone is afraid that Ukraine will somehow attack the Russian Federation I want to remind everyone that we are waiting more on our own territory Zelensky also said his forces were fighting to defend their lands This is our territory and we're going step by step and we'll go further to liberate our territory He pressed Western countries for multiple launch rocket systems which he said just stand still in all the countries yet are key to Ukraine's success I'm Karen Chammas

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Ginni Thomas' emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 6 d ago

Ginni Thomas' emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election

"Newly revealed email shows Supreme Court Justice clarence Thomas wife was more involved than previously known in efforts to keep Donald Trump in The White House The emails first published by The Washington Post show in the days after the AP and others called the presidential race for Joe Biden Ginny Thomas urged two Republican lawmakers in Arizona to pick their own slate of electors Arguing Biden state win was marred by fraud Thomas had also written text messages to then White House chief of staff Mark Meadows encouraging him to work to overturn Biden's win Her husband meanwhile has taken part in the high court's consideration of suits challenging the election results Democrats have called for justice Thomas to step aside from election related cases but there's no indication he intends to do so Washington

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Dinesh D’Souza Explains Partnership With Salem Media Over '2000 Mules'

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:21 min | Last week

Dinesh D’Souza Explains Partnership With Salem Media Over '2000 Mules'

"And we've never really partnered like this. Talk a little bit about the importance of your team partnering with our team for 2000 mules. Well, first of all, I think it's to the great credit of Salem as a company. I mean, it's a public company to take on a topic like this that has so many minefields and so many risks, I think is a testament to the great courage of ALM in stepping behind this. The second thing that's kind of funny, Mike that I think you'll appreciate, as you know, Salem hosts are not of one mind on this issue. There was a lot of variety of points of view. Perhaps Eric metaxas and gorka leaning more to the idea of, yeah, that was stolen election, but certainly Dennis prager and Charlie Kirk and Larry elder were not on that same page. And when Salem first suggested to me the idea of putting the hosts in the movie, I wasn't quite sure how that would work. And then I got the idea of kind of bringing them together, telling them nothing about the movie, just talking about what they thought originally, then showing them the evidence and recording their spontaneous reaction. I knew they'd have a lot of intelligent questions, and I thought, well, those are going to be the questions on the mind of the audience. And then we'll sum up by asking them their conclusions. So it worked beautifully essentially what we did is we took this Salem host and made them part of the plot of the movie.

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"second step" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

07:47 min | 5 months ago

"second step" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

"Johnson Johnson is one of just a couple of companies in the country that has that highest credit rating. Yeah, except maybe not for long. Johnson & Johnson is facing a huge legal issue. Tens of thousands of lawsuits relating to its talcum powder, which has been linked to health problems including ovarian cancer. These lawsuits are going to cost J&J billions of dollars, and victims will likely continue coming forward for years and maybe even decades to come. Economists in Columbia law fellow Kate waldock says big cases like these can destabilize even huge companies, like J&J it might be that this talc litigation completely swallows up all of Johnson & Johnson. You never know where it's going to end up. So J&J is trying something kind of bold and kind of new. It's called the Texas two step. It's honestly not something that was really like a major tactic prior to Johnson & Johnson. There were maybe a couple cases, but it's not like a trodden tactic. But that could change. This is the indicator from planet money. I'm Stacey vanek Smith. And I'm Adriene ma, if J&J pulls off the Texas two step, the implications could be enormous. And not just for folks who are filing lawsuits against big corporations, but for the whole U.S. financial system. This message comes from NPR sponsor, odo, odo is a suite of user friendly business applications designed to automate streamline and simplify every aspect of your business from anywhere at any time. For a free trial, go to O, DOO dot com slash indicator. This message comes from USA facts, a 2022 lead sponsor of the indicator from planet money. To find solutions to issues, Americans need to understand how the government serves the people. USA facts analyzes government metrics, so everyone can see our nation in numbers. Visit USA facts, dot org. Johnson & Johnson, multinational company based in New Jersey, flying high in public opinion right now and a credit market superstar. Also plagued by tens of thousands of lawsuits relating to the talcum powder it used to make. So it is trying this very bold move called the Texas two step. It is a legal maneuver, pretty complicated, touches on bankruptcy, mass tort litigation, and this little company that I'm pretty sure you've never heard of. So settle in young Adrian, I've got a tail to tell a bankruptcy lawsuits and a thing called LTL. What is about to happen? Well, you know, Adrian corporate law, it can be kind of a dry complicated topic at times, but of course the name two step got me very excited, got me thinking about country music. So I actually thought I would try to write a little bit of a two step explanation of what Johnson & Johnson is attempting here. Okay. G and J went down to Texas debt was on its mind. It owed billions of dollars of the mass towards litigation kind. Now J&J at Sterling credit, it's rated triple-A, but thousands suing could make that go away. Now J&J's enormous makes band aids and vaccines, they've got word those lawsuits could lick its profits clean. So J&J went down to Texas to try to shed those pesky claims using a special Texas dance, the two step is its name. This may be the song of summer. Maybe the song of the year. I love it. But maybe should we explain like what J&J is doing in Texas and why it's going there and what the two step is? Yes, that is true. And for this part, it's probably helpful to explain this sans music. So here is the Texas two step. So step one is that Johnson Johnson goes down to Texas from its headquarters in New Jersey. And it basically breaks the company into kind of into a big part and a little part. The big part is Johnson & Johnson. It's the company. And the little part is this little breakup and they rename it LTL management. And basically all of those talc lawsuits, they get put into LTL. We should clarify that this is completely different from J&J's recent announcement that it's consumer products division is spinning off from its pharmaceutical operations. That's a big deal that will create two huge publicly traded companies. And LTL has nothing to do with any of that. LTL is just this tiny vessel created especially to hold J&J's talc lawsuits. Claire Boston covers bankruptcy for Bloomberg. Texas has laws that allow for this split to create the box to put the liabilities in. The idea is by putting the lawsuits in a box, they basically just make all the lawsuits come together, and they would create a really big pool of money. They've offered at least two and a half billion in this case. And that would just settle all the wasps. So Adrian, step one is just split the company up, create a little mini company that houses the lawsuits. That's LTL. And put a bunch of money into LTL. And that money will be used to pay out victims. And then step two is that LTL declares bankruptcy. And clear says that this does a couple of really important things. Bankruptcy puts an immediate stay on any lawsuit. So it basically pauses everything that's happening in court right now. Which is huge because there were some pretty big cases that were pretty close to verdict. And so that's a huge amount of uncertainty for Johnson & Johnson. And secondly, then they don't have to worry about future claims. Everything in court kind of gets paused and then everything kind of gets settled a lot of it at once. Instead of the company dealing with a bunch of lawsuits that keep coming up for decades. Okay, so I think I understand, but is this even legal? So in Texas when a company splits off some of its assets, the law explicitly says that creditors can not go after the other assets. So whatever amount J&J funnels into LTL will go to the victims bringing the suits, but those victims will not have access to any of J&J's other assets. Okay, so this seems like a pretty good strategy for J&J, but does that mean other companies could do it too? Well, that is TBD actually. So Kate wild duck says this might be a little tricky to pull off actually because the implications of Johnson & Johnson doing this two step are so enormous. If you legitimize the Texas two step procedure, I mean that would just undermine our entire financial system. And Kate says, that is because if Johnson & Johnson can do this to people who are suing it, it could potentially do the same thing to a company or a bank that it owes money to. The whole point of being a creditor, you lend someone money and then they pay you back. If the deal were you lend them money and if they feel like it, they do a Texas two step and get rid of your claim. Then no one's ever going to lend money again. Oh, it breaks down the trust in the system. On the other side, there is this idea that the Texas two step is a way for companies to survive big company threatening style lawsuits, you know? Be able to do some damage control from big class actions. But a lot of legal experts say this approach also seems like kind of a way to shirk responsibility for hurting consumers. Everybody does agree that Johnson & Johnson is kind of shooting the moon here, trying this really bold move, and we'll have to see how it shakes out. And.

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"second step" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

Business Wars Daily

02:51 min | 7 months ago

"second step" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

"5th, happy Friday one and all. Today, a major company a massive lawsuit and a Texas two step. And no we're not talking about the dance here. Johnson & Johnson makes healthcare products and perhaps his best known as of late for its COVID-19 vaccine. But for decades prior, the name has been synonymous with a certain white and blue bottle. Johnson's baby powder feel soft is the day you were born. Yep, baby powder, but you may have heard Johnson & Johnson isn't loving its association with baby powder of late because the lawsuits are piling up more than 35,000 of them. The claim is that the talc used in Johnson's baby powder causes cancer. Back in 2018, an investigation by The New York Times found that Johnson & Johnson had been aware of possible asbestos contamination in its tout products for at least 50 years, but they hadn't disclosed this fact to customers. Then in May of 2019, Johnson & Johnson stopped selling talc based baby powder in North America altogether, but continued to insist that its ingredients were safe. Later that year, the company recalled over 30,000 bottles of the powder after trace amounts of asbestos were found. So yeah, things weren't looking great for the health products giant. In a court of law, it was David versus Goliath. Individuals who claim to have been harmed by the company's product versus a gigantic multinational corporation which pulls in just under a $100 billion a year. In this case, Goliath knew that he would probably lose. So Johnson & Johnson did something technically legal, but questionable. The company used a law on the books in Texas to create a new company called LTL, then through all pending baby powder litigation into that new firm. Then the new firm declared bankruptcy, which means that it will be tough for any plaintiff to be paid the damages judges may say they are owed. The rest of Johnson & Johnson's $1 billion assets remain protected. It's called the Texas two step and a handful of firms have taken advantage of it in the past. But for folks seeking justice from the company, this move had to sting. Especially because while Johnson & Johnson continued to claim that their products were safe, most other companies that had historically used talc quietly removed it, which made a medicated powder based deodorant in 2017 that product was made with tout. Now it's made with corn starch, and advertised as 100% talc free. The lesson? Products can change. If companies change, but if companies choose to dance around the issues, some consumers may be out of luck. From wondering, this is business wars daily. I'm your host David Brown, written and produced by Jessica your mosque, our executive producers.

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"second step" Discussed on The Daily Article

The Daily Article

07:34 min | 9 months ago

"second step" Discussed on The Daily Article

"The church in dallas held a community service in response to the nine eleven attacks. We invited ministers from across the denominational spectrum to lead in prayer worship and proclamation our sanctuary which seats twenty two hundred people was filled to overflowing. There was something in us that knew we needed each other. Many of the retrospectives. I saw on the twentieth anniversary of nine eleven. Made this point one person wrote. i missed nine twelve. I would never want another nine eleven. But i missed the america of nine twelve stores ran out of flags to sell because they were being flown everywhere. People were americans before they were upper. Lower class jewish christian republican democrat a nine twelve. What mattered more to us. Was what united us. Not divided us. In times of crisis we discover that we cannot do life on our own. We were made for community. A cold taken out of the fire goes out what was true. Twenty years ago is just as true today. We find unity when we admit that we are facing challenges greater than our individual capacities and respond by turning to a transforming power. We trust and served together. Are we facing challenges greater than our capacities today. People in new york city exposed to toxic pollutants from nine. Eleven are still getting sick. More than one hundred eleven thousand people are enrolled in the world trade center health program which gives free medical care to people whose health problems are potentially linked to the dust from the attacks. More people will die of covert nineteen in the next two days than died on nine. Eleven officials in india are racing to contain an outbreak of nipah. Virus that is deadlier than cove nineteen president. Biden's plan requiring vaccinations for up to one hundred million. Americans is being embraced by many and opposed by many u. s. defense secretary. Lloyd austin said. Recently that al-qaeda macy could come back from within afghanistan. Some experts are predicting that the next major international terrorist assault on the. Us is likely to take the form of a cyber attack. New research warns that a solar storm could cause an internet apocalypse. That would keep much of society offline for weeks or months at a time unsurprisingly anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the us affecting forty million adults in our country in making all things. New henry no one spoke for many of us beneath worrying lives. Something else is going on while our minds and hearts are filled with many things. We wonder how we can live up to expectations imposed upon us by ourselves and others. We have a deep sense of unfulfillment while busy with and worried about many things. We seldom feel truly satisfied at peace or at home annoying sense of being unfulfilled underlies. Our filled lives does a transforming power exists. We can trust and serve together. The first century roman world was as divided and divisive as our culture is today relational walls between jews and gentiles men and women and slaves and masters dominated their society. The only source of true unity for early christians was found in their shared commitment. to christ. This is why we find paul urging his fellow believers in corinth. I appeal to you brothers by the name of our lord. Jesus christ that all of you agree and that there be no divisions among you but that you be united in the same mind in the same judgment. He made the same appeal in philip. By complete my joy by being of the same mind having the same love being in full accord and of one mind and in colossi put on love which binds everything together in perfect harmony and in ephesus maintain the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace and in rome live in harmony with one another. Peter made a similar appeal. All of you have unity of mind. Sympathy brotherly love a tender heart and a humble mind we find unity when we admit we cannot do life on our own and we turn to the author of life together. Put a chair in the center of the room and its inhabitants. Along the walls the closer they come to the chair the closer they come to each other. I wish this nine thirteen were more like the nine thirteen. I experienced twenty years ago. But wishing isn't enough we must admit that we are not sufficient to meet the challenges we face and seek the help of our father and our faith family when we do. We will be catalysts for the spiritual renewal. Our culture needs so desperately. Twenty years ago. Jim jenkins was a navy chaplain serving with the coastguard. As part of the chaplains. Emergency response team. He traveled to ground zero days after nine. Eleven over the next two weeks. He ministered to rescue and recovery workers as they searched for bodies comforted those at a makeshift morgue and accompanied families as they watched remains of loved ones removed from the rubble jenkins learned that he needed help beyond himself. As a result of the two weeks he spent at ground zero. He developed a precancerous condition in his sinuses and esophagus due to breathing in toxic chemicals. He was diagnosed with ptsd and has recurring nightmares to this day. But he is also learned that the one he serves is sufficient for us all even in his darkest moments he feels. God's hand comforting him. Something happens when you pray when you cry out to god with groening's too deep for words wherever we are the lord will meet us right in the midst of our broken nece and jenkins learned that when we share our hope with others. God uses us to draw them to himself. I talked a lot about the promises of god and the holy spirit the comforter he reflected. i really felt that when. I was ministering to people. They weren't seeing my face. I believe they were seeing the face of god and experiencing his favor. Will you ask god to meet you in the midst of your broken nece. With whom will you share his favor. Did you now that the daily article podcast is available on most major podcast platforms. It's also an alexa flash briefing perfect for your morning routine consider subscribing to the daily article. Podcast on your preferred podcasting platform and thank you for listening today..

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"second step" Discussed on You Beauty

You Beauty

05:59 min | 10 months ago

"second step" Discussed on You Beauty

"You're listening to a podcast. Hello to you beat. Abc's mommy's kospi. If as and i. Emily campbell and i am i'm lee. Campbell is silly billy yo. Kelly mccarron today. We're going to be talking about my favorite ingredient. So if you've listened to the podcast in the past that i think oil is fantastic because antibacterial and has many other benefits. I stay tuned. But first we have a question from the lovely anna who has said hi. Love the putt cost. And the advice you give. My question is how long do you need to wait between your skin care routine and putting on sun cream and foundation. I have a baby and often in a rush. So once my moisturizer and i- creamer on i tend to put on. Spf information very quickly off but feel like they will just get blended together. Should i wait a little bit longer. Thank you you know what our friend animates. What does she need. One of my little hand fans you hand and honestly can you come out with a hand fan like the kelly fan. It'll be pink. Obviously and i will purchase several so wait a little bit if he can. You don't have to wait a huge amount of time but you do want to let the layer underneath ideally absorb or at least get tacky so you don't want it to be wet because like you say they feel like they all blend in together if they're still wet then yes they are blending together. So great rule of thumb is to wait about a minute between h liquid. Step and what i do is i buy it if timing between each set by doing something else so i generally do liquid. So maybe it's my serum dental crane my face while that's absorbing then i'll do a liquid that might be my day cream. Been all in my dry emperor. My next liquid might be my sunscreen. And then i'll brush out the dry shampoo and fix my hair off arena. Parni next liquid is foundation and so on so by having another another task to do inbetween. Because i know a lot of people do all they face and then all the hair or whatever it may be but just try talking another little task and even just running into the laundry and checking in a lotta forshing just gives that laya a minute to absorb or at least kind of sit a little bit and then you pop the next one on top so i hope that helps this whole thing about waiting. Fifteen to twenty minutes via sunscreen to absorb. that's essentially just let it settle and absorbed. But that's this on crane brands being supercautious. You don't really have too many minutes so hopefully that helps this on cream thing but yeah just try a little step in between and that'll buy you enough time. I think that's such good advice. Lay like to look at your whole morning routine as a whole rather than like in little increments of skin care hair running around doing errands. And then that makes everything a lot more manageable. Exactly you just break it out with something. In between our next question was sent through ye beauty by hannah high massive fan of all things beauty. Quick question i'm yet to try jojoba shocking honor and given all of your trustee recommendations. I am so curious. So can you use the classic you hope oil with an active wanting to try it for all of the antibacterial properties and other tried and tested. Goodness but i also wanna keep using my behave jay. Is this something you would alternate between days or is layering a okay. Great question hannah sorry. Kelly and i both lava harbor. For many reasons oil is great at nourishing the skin looking in moisture underneath and highbury. particularly good. because it's antibacterial so it helps with acne. It mimics the skins on sort of oil language. If that makes sense so it tells us skin. Okay we need more oil. We need less oil and it's just fantastic around. Yes you can absolutely use it with your bitch. That's absolutely fine so while it's doing great things to the skin. It's not technically an active like a b. h. I. or vitamin k or retinol is so i would pop on ebay and then wait a few minutes depending on the top of the product. It's probably a liquid white. Maybe five ten minutes and then you can pop on other serums if you wanted or a moisturizer. And then you worry about or just your harbour if you'd like but yes it's great it mixing in particular if you do use active lack vitamin a. That you then need some hydration. Oil is fantastic to then pop on top. It's also just an excellent product if your skin is having a bit of a meltdown. So because it's antibacterial it's obviously great for echinacea skin. Which is one of the reasons why i started using it a long time ago. But also say i've overdone it a little bit with some other products. I might then just use my cell awada i and this like a yoho boil to just really reset my skin because otherwise by layering a lot of other things on talbot can just have even more of a mowed down. So it's just like such a good all-round amazing product. I could not agree more with you. Kill when my skin's having a freak out and actually i'm recovering from a breakout. At the moment so i send thoughts and prayers. I just got back to my sela and hurry about and i let her do its thing in terms of kind of regulating my oil flow and helping with my breakout. So you and i both do the same thing and i think a lovely list not should incorporate into their retain a great. Well that is all the time that we have today but if you have a question you want answered on the show please send us an email or a voice memo. We can call the put fun on. Oh two eight triple nine nine. Three eight six. Thank you so much for listening to us as always we love having you. This episode was produced by jim. Whalen and don't forget you can join us back on friday. Do spend savvy empties. See then by mama. Mia acknowledges the traditional owners of the land we have recorded this podcast. 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"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:42 min | 11 months ago

"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"And it's going to say If you request an absentee ballot the friday before the election. That doesn't leave very much time for us to process it and and to get mailed out to you for the voted to fill it out for the voter. Possibly mail it back depending on where they are what their circumstances are And then on top of that kim. I mean that's a neutral rule so the it seems a gap The justice department is trying to divine bad intent from a neutral rule. Change like that correct and you know just to further make your point even the us postal service which is a federal agency. has urged states to leave two weeks To managed to way delivery of absentee ballots. I think it'd be very hard to argue that this new deadline in some way is Specifically targeting Particular races voters to make it harder for them to vote. You know there's an another example one of the provisions a lawsuit also notes is georgia's new law That changes the system instead of voting signatures When you apply for a mail ballot you have to supply a state. Id number or a copy of some other. Identifying document even like a utility bill and the lawsuit is saying that this somehow particularly burdens black voters. But if that's the case why have democrats like joe manchin Proposed and supported a similar kind of nationwide ide- rural And again if you're really looking at the impact of this on different types of voters this could actually help black voters in the. If you look at georgia's twenty eighteen election about black voters account for fifty. Four percent of the ballots were rejected for signature. Oath issues so this could actually facilitate a greater acceptance rate ballots but the entire lawsuit is like this. It's basically making the argument that anything that was thrown out there during kobe. Nineteen now must be the standard for voting and that anything else somehow doesn't the cut and it should put all new attention on some of these voting laws that democrats are now trying to pass at the federal level which would one of which hr for would essentially give the department of justice the ability to impose these varying standards all over the country. Again through something called pre clearance. And you can see with this lawsuit Just how much partisan exercise that might end up being young and the other strange thing. I thought about the doj's lawsuit is that the supreme court is currently hearing. It heard. it's it's going to release its opinion. Shortly a similar case from arizona and it's called barnevik the democratic national committee and it involves a couple of very similar legal issues on arizona's voting law changes and the justice department. Did it didn't wait for that ruling to file a lawsuit and so if it waited. If it had waited a week it might have had a better sense of what the what. The supreme court's view of some of these issues are might have written. It's complain to its legal complaint. A little bit differently and jason. It's interesting so the supreme court in twenty thirteen struck down The application of this pre clearance regime on states like georgia and that was an opinion that was decided on june twenty fifth twenty thirteen and the justice department filed its lawsuit on june twenty fifth twenty twenty one and so there are some people that are that are saying essentially that the reason the justice department didn't wait is that The general was trying to make a statement. So i do..

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"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:52 min | 11 months ago

"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Jason what what did you make of that news. Well it's not entirely surprising or not at all. Surprising it would be embarrassing for the president if he said that This georgia legislation was like jim crow. His justice department couldn't do anything about it. by that. Said i think the lawsuit is weak on the merits. Because you know. Basically the bill keeps Voting more easily accessible than it was before the pandemic it repeals some of the measures that were supposed to be emergency measures that took effect during the pandemic. So i think it's a. It's a stretch to argue. That has been basically violating the voting rights act for many years before the pandemic And that many other states are have been doing so with their own restrictions on mail in voting That said i would say that the one you know what the lawsuit lens on is it leans on sort of political remarks by george politicians by other politicians It leans on president trump's false statements about the election to sort of say that this bill was based on You know misinformation and falsehood and and sort of You know the president's political efforts to overturn the election so just once again if it is struck down or if at least a federal court gives it some trouble in joins it before you know in an appellate court. Overturns them you know. Part of the blame will go to these These republicans who who latched onto false claims about the election. Because that just gives ammunition to people trying to overturn the law. They can stack the lawsuit with with those kinds of statements to argue that there's animists and malcontent That sort of in fact the whole legislative effort so That's another mistake by the republican side. But that said. I think that the i think the the lawsuits should fail and probably will mostly Fail when it goes through the courts but what struck me To your point jason. Is that the lawsuit. Alleges bad motives on the part of the state legislature saying that lawmakers quote intended to deny or abridge the right of black georgians to vote on quote But then what follows after that mostly reads like a disparate impact argument and just to take one example so The the the old deadline to request a mail ballot was friday before the election. And they've moved that now to as before the election and the lawsuit says essentially that that period. That is eliminated a black voters. Were more likely to file. Absentee requests in that period But kim i guess my thought is that georgia is going to come back with its reply..

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"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:00 min | 11 months ago

"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Right and what that arrangement might look like is yet to be determined. And i'll just underline the point kim made. I'll read the quote from joe mansion. He said. I wanna make sure we pay for it. I do not want to add more dead on. So if that's one trillion or one point five trillion or two trillion. Whatever that comes to be out over a ten year period. That's what i would be voting on unquote and Jason so at this is one of the unknowns. Also i mean bernie's proposed five trillion dollars. There you have. Joe manchin saying maybe i could go to two trillion. Well i mean. There's a pretty enormous gap between five trillion and two trillion and we're talking about writing piece of legislation right and then there's the third factor for the infrastructure bill which is if burnt if Joe manchin you know gives an agreement light. Kim said torrid bernie's bernie sanders is reconciliation. Bill is that then too big Such a big number and it appears so linked to infrastructure that then you have republicans balking at the infrastructure. Bill and i guess my intuition. Is that joe. Manchin wants to pull it off so that the initial infrastructure bill does pass as kind of a proof of concept for his his idea. We can work together. We can work with republicans. We don't need to eliminate the filibuster but there's there's two sides as he's he's having to negotiate with bernie on one side you know somewhere between one and five trillion and then what's the number at which the republicans will get off the train if he goes too high. So it's a quite a complicated quite a complicated game theory situation the other thing to keep in mind And the journal has an editorial on this today is when we're talking about a two trillion dollar bill and or five trillion dollar bill I mean the the one time cost of that is obviously something that needs to be taken into account and those are huge numbers But it's also important kim not to forget the expansions of entitlement programs that would be part of that and Biden has proposed a federal program for childcare paid family leave free community college increased channeled tax credits universal pre-k and so kim the the another of the unknowns here is if the the bill that is a ten year budget window sale is five trillion dollars. What are those programs cost. Because they're not gonna be repealed after that ten year window. Oh yeah here's what we do know. It's not going to be the number that is in that bill And you can bet that as democrats go forward with this reconciliation that this is going to be an enormous part of it Playing with the rules in a way that allows them to make the cost of these things. Look a lot less than they actually will be You know when you look at the biden. Families plan for instance. It pretends that the child tax credit ends in twenty twenty-five So it's cost is about four hundred and fifty billion over the ten year budget window but it's not gonna end in Four years from now. Obviously so start doing that. Math and extrapolate out how much it will really cost and then do that. For all of the entitlement programs that have been included in their government. Paid family leave free community college. The new hire tax credit per child The expansion of obamacare premium subsidies universal pre-k It the list goes on federal childcare. So go ahead and and look at those numbers but understand that they are utterly dishonest and whatever they say this is going to cost. It's gonna cost several times more than that. Finally on friday. The justice department announced that it was filing a lawsuit against georgia alleging that it's recently passed new new voting law discriminates against non white voters..

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"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

03:35 min | 11 months ago

"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"In depth from the optimal to the beirut explosion to the storming of the us capital we take you to the heart of the stories that matter with exclusive access reporting to this. There's another story it's published for the start of your day and you can listen for free on the times radio app or wherever you get your podcasts. Just search the stories of our times from the opinion pages of the wall street journal. This is potomac watch. Welcome back Kim i mean i guess the argument that i'm trying to make your more. Broadly is that even if everybody agrees to quote unquote de-link these two bills The whole underlying Political structure here just insist that they are not linked so first of all. You've had these democrats insisting for a long time that Joe biden can go forward with us. Bipartisan negotiation and whatever doesn't get in the smaller bill going to add to the bigger bill. So that's a clear linkage there and then at least as i understand the republican argument to do this bipartisan negotiation. Is that If you can pass a smaller bill. That's roads and bridges and things that You know senate senate. Democratic moderates like want Than maybe you can make it harder or prevent the bill from passing or at least can make it harder for that to get through the senate so in both of the political incentives here on on the democrats and the republicans seem to insist that the it's impossible to link these things. While i agree that i find it very hard to believe that a bernie sanders or and he's not alone. There's a number of other progressives in the senate who have made the same insistence that there's going to have to be two bills. But i find it very hard to believe that any of them would agree to vote on an infrastructure bill in the senate absent. Some sort of at least broad agreement From joe mansion and others on a a reconciliation bill contours and the main provisions in it. that to me is the question of linkage And so we'll have to see now. They got a little bit of a good news on sunday when joe manchin went on tv and said okay. I'm actually up for a reconciliation bill and said that he would be willing to support raising the corporate tax rate to twenty five percent and increasing capital gains taxes to twenty eight percent to help pay for the bill but here was also his limitation. He said quote if they think in reconciliation. I'm going to throw caution to the wind and go to five trillion or six trillion. We can only afford one trillion or one point five trillion or maybe trillion. And what we can pay for then. I can't be there. That was mentioned This weekend so do they end up coming up with some broad top. Line number Away to pay for it abroad. Agreement on what provisions would go in. There is two trillion dollars enough for bernie sanders. That's what we're going to be looking at here but just in terms of the infrastructure will i find it hard to believe that the senate would end up having a vote. that would get sixty votes Absent some sort of prior arrangement on reconciliation..

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"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

05:58 min | 11 months ago

"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"He's he's been pretty tightly tightly focused on his message and it was interesting to see. This is a place where the white house was was planned cleanup. Yeah this is one of the first times. He's really stepped on his own message. In such an overt way. I think it has to do with the political dynamics. Which is everyone assumed or the sort of media conventional wisdom and democratic conventional wisdom. Is you know if only we could work together. You know by republicans will just block everything. That's why we need to nuked the filibuster. Mcconnell is obstructionist Okay well let's see if we can negotiate with them. Let's try this infrastructure. Negotiation and lo and behold republicans are ten of them or twelve of them however many are on this group come to a preliminary agreement so that sort of undermines this whole talking point That republicans are going to obstruct Anything that democrats wanna do it turns out they just you know want Don't want to go along with the more extreme measures but anyway that sort of i think threw a wrench in a lot of people's mental construction of how washington is supposed to work and how the republicans are supposed to operate and so it got the white house and the democrats confused but at least some of these republicans seem to have accepted. Biden's walk back and they're essentially saying No harm no foul. Here's ohio senator rob portman on. Abc over the weekend. Here's what he said. We were all blindsided by the comments the previous day. Which were that somehow. These two bills were connected. The reconciliation Which is trillions of dollars of social spending that is going to be entirely partisan the largest tax increase in american history and on the other hand the infrastructure. Bill which has bipartisan has. No taxes focuses on core infrastructure in has been bipartisan. From the start so it was a surprise to say the least that these two got length. And i'm glad they've been de linked unquote and what what is notable about that to me is a the pretense that these two bills have gotten dealings now because It seems to me that there. They're still obviously linked in. Everyone's mind right now. Portman was a lead on this You also have met romney coming out on. Cnn state of the union. Also on sunday saying that the waters have been calmed. Biden statement But that is not the case for most republicans that's not their view And so it was very notable that mitch mcconnell then came out And pointed out the obvious problem here. Which is that the white house can say. They have been delinked But the white house does not control the legislative process And what's going to be more important. And what the white house. He expected the white house to do was to pressure Nancy pelosi and chuck schumer to explicitly. Say they were dealing and it's going to be very obvious whether or not that goes to be the case Do you have the senate move when it gets back from recess to draft and pass this bill On its own. Do you see the house do the same thing or is there a a very obvious strategy to not move one without reconciliation moving in tandem and so this is going to be a pretty obvious thing now. The white house is certainly Posing as if they've now them and that they've embarked on a a a sort of flogging tour. They're out trying to build up pressure. President biden is in wisconsin today pushing for the legislation The transportation secretary..

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"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

03:25 min | 11 months ago

"second step" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal. This is potomac watch president biden reverses course on signing a bipartisan infrastructure. Bill and the justice department filed a lawsuit against georgia's new voting law. Welcome kyle peterson with the wall. Street journal were joined today by my colleagues w columnists kim strassel an editorial writer. Jason willik The white house spent the weekend cleaning up. Joe biden statement on thursday that he might not sign his own. Bipartisan infrastructure. deal on thursday. He announced a one point two trillion dollar agreement with a handful of republican senators. And then later that day. He said he'd only sign it. If the senate also passed a bigger bill on what he keeps calling human infrastructure and it was interesting on saturday. The white house released a written statement from the president explaining that a whoops. That's not really what he meant at all He said his comment understandably upset. Some republicans and quote created the impression. That i was issuing a veto threat on the very plan. I had just agreed to which was certainly not my intent unquote cam. What do you make of this This instance of damage control well. It was president. Joe biden speaking truth the first time and then getting caught Because it certainly does seem to be his intent. Remember the history here. A group of bipartisan. Senators the white house come out announce this deal lots of backslapping and and handshaking and just several hours later. Mr biden says he won't sign that bill unless he also gets a everything else that he had wanted via a reconciliation bill These are lots of things. That republicans outright oppose Including a number of new entitlement programs and he said this because it's what the progressive left expects of him They're very worried that the white house will simply go away. Along with a bipartisan infrastructure. Bill and that all of their priorities Will be left to see if they can get through a bigger provisions that you may or may not have a centrist democrats supporting so this was somewhat of a threat by connecting them together Both nancy pelosi and chuck schumer had said the same thing that day so he was echoing. Those comments Now the attempted clean up And we'll have to see how many republicans actually by that Whether or not The white house is operating in good faith or whether or not The bipartisan building negotiated is going to be held hostage to a larger spending blowout. And just as a matter of of watching president biden though. I mean one of the questions on friday when right after this happened was whether biden was intentionally doing this strategically double crossing those republicans that he was negotiating with Or whether he just simply was talking off the cuff and got a little bit ahead of his skis. Didn't quite have the strategy nail down in his own mind and his defense is that he's just saying that it's the ladder and Joe biden it's true has never been the most focused guy with rhetorical discipline But jason i don't know if you agree as president so far i thought he's..

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"second step" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

TalkRadio 630 KHOW

06:17 min | 1 year ago

"second step" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW

"Fire your agents to we're talking about tips today. We've covered four of them so far. We're going to cover 1/5 tip now, Travis is going to give now this tip number five. For you as a seller to get top dollar. Be prepared to move. Oh, Larry, you hear this was intentional. Travis and I will. Travis really came up with that. We talked about it last evening. As I said earlier in the show, But, Larry, you haven't heard that. What does that mean to you? You You are an active seller when you hear those words. What does that mean to you? What? Four words you said, be prepared to move. What it means to me is the two steps to getting prepared for move. In my opinion. One is get rid of all the junk. You don't want to pay the move. And then don't try to do it all by yourself in most cases because it's physically difficult to do to move, and I know in my case, I'm hiring a mover to do 98% of it because I can't do it anymore. Right. Okay, Travis, your thoughts because you came up with this I was. I was gonna say that when you buy and sell who with us here with me that we will pay for your move. And that will take so much stress off of the home seller. You can I just, I see. Uh so The transaction can go so much smoother when you have that box checked, and, um yeah, we will pay for your move. When you buy and sell with us, and we have a great moving company. Let's talk a little bit about that, because again The biggest complaint I I received from our listeners is Barry and Larry. You all don't tell us about these good services. You have so talk to us about why you let's talk about the we I know it's you and me here on the show, but we're a part of ReMax Masters Millennium and and the moving company is Yeah. Remax Masters millennium. Yeah, I mean, and so we're part of that, And then we can offer that service to our listeners, You know, as sellers, etcetera, So so anything else you want to say about that? Because you're right on If that that's a big box checked if you have the movers lined up Anything else? Well, yeah, I mean, like, like I said, uh, that is. I mean, that's one of the big one is the biggest, the biggest stress that you have. So when we can provide that, for you were more than more than happy to, uh, pay that when you buy himself with us to cover it for you. Of course, that's always within reason. You can't be moving to To Hong Kong. Okay, It's not an international move across the Pacific, but it's you know, within the metro areas. Now I'm going to share one then Travis to go along with that. I'm going to say another thing, and this is more of a timely one for the 2021 time period. Be prepared mentally and have your agent prepare buyers for a possible post occupancy agreement. Post occupancy agreement in the form has been around a few years. It's a state government form in Colorado. Ladies and gentlemen, you regular listeners know this. But you knew listeners hear this out in Colorado. Our real estate forms are quite standardized by our government in the state. The state of Colorado has a real estate commission. It has a pretty funky 23 or 2800 Person committee that does there. Private, little selfish thing and create forms and then occasionally there's a public hearing. If your sound some criticism there, it's well deserved for that committee that doesn't open its doors to let us know when they're going to meet. They don't invite consumers. They don't invite consumer advocate real tourists to attend their somewhat closed meetings. But that's neither here nor there. There's some good people on that committee nonetheless, so the forms are developed. Statewide for the entire state, not a form for Colorado Springs, a form for pro bono. The forms are statewide, and there's a form that's called post occupancy agreement. It's good for 60 days after the closing the seller it's designed for the seller to occupy that home for up to 60 days. I'll say it, Larry, This is news to you, but just this morning, you know that. I told you I had that important call one of the questions that I was dealing with a buyer agent on your home was well, how much time did they like? What they like for the post occupancy agreement? Yeah, so I said, Well, we would prefer all 60 days told them the situation and say Well may only need 30 or 40, but we'd prefer all 60. So okay, That's something that's great. Yeah, so that that stuff that's happening right in the live world right now. So another tip. Is Travis. Be prepared to move Barry's be prepared. With a post occupancy agreement announced it early. Don't put that as a surprise on the buyer, Larry Well, Barry. It's interesting because I've never had to you supposed occupancy before, but I think it's likely I will. This time. It's likely and it's happening all the time in Colorado. No, you see a day in and day out, Travis. Yeah, the last. Uh there are I mean, it's like every single deal this year. Yes. Another one. I got a call I received this morning and had to handle it before the show was. Well, if you're if you're a buyer, Barry will close a three days early. We will not need get this. We will not need a three week Post occupancy, the sellers will only needs seven days. It's a part of our life anymore, not just because of 2021, but primarily because of the frenzied sellers want to sell, and yet, they say, But we have to find a house give us some protection so.

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"second step" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"second step" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"So you know how you feel about where you stand. So when you have a mindset, you get into that emotional feeling of what you really want. First step. Second step is really then what is the inventory of assets? What do you have right cause that somewhere down the line, One of the steps has to include looking at the assets and what you want to achieve in time. Those together But we can't get to the end before we get to the beginning, Which is really understanding what you have. And with that in mind, you know, and I've seen it all You know, I had several years ago I had a woman come into my office and she said winter I put everything together for you, but I just don't want to look at it. And I just I didn't know what to say. And she literally dropped this. In my drop. She poured out a bag of statements unopened statement on my desk. Credit card statements and bank statements and TSP statements, however, kind of statement that she had She just didn't even want to look Like she was so worried about doing the right thing, doing the wrong thing being right or wrong and not even really understanding her assets that she just Don't know my desk. Next thing she did what she said. Do you mind if I go in the love you while you open them? It was right, and she just had this anxiety and and that's rare In my last 15 years. I've only had one person ever do that. But I think in some small way At least in the back of our minds. We question what we have. I don't think we'd be human if we didn't do that. And so maybe you're at that point. We were just getting into that retirement mindset. Maybe you want to have that inventory of assets, that organization of assets taken care of. For you, or with someone to help just to make sure that You feel secure and that the timing of retirements right and that you can tie the retirement mindset in the inventory of assets together, So if that's you give us a call. I'll give you a copy of my book. Seven Steps. Retirement Success. We can sit down. Maybe work out of retirement income plan.

"second step" Discussed on Let's Talk Game with Tiffani Lewis

Let's Talk Game with Tiffani Lewis

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"second step" Discussed on Let's Talk Game with Tiffani Lewis

"A couple of weeks ago our eleven month old started walking. This process of an infant going from crawling cruising to walking never gets old to me. To see a baby, decide to one day, stand and take that first step has to be a little intimidating right but something within them compels them that they can't. In leaps and bounds of growth and progression seems to happen in a blink of an eye. Saying. With. Our daughter. The first day she took steps to us as we sit on the floor. Getting down to her level gave her competence in a destination in point. To be celebrated after a few steps was encouragement enough to take more and she did. She stood up. Gathered herself one. To step fall up again the next day. One to step, want to upstart steps fall. And then by day five, she had her footing onto her and now more assertive about navigating our home going from room to room. She went from stumbling to stepping over things in around them and even now more assertive enough to look over her shoulder as she continues walking forward. Her confidence is way up. There yesterday on the Porch of my grandmother's House I, put her down expecting her to walk. Instead she simply stood there. I encouraged her me because I knew she was capable. But. Instead she stood her ground and didn't budge. Tiana wanted to assess and assert her self. He wanted to see the he was s confident walking in this new environment as she is in our home. And after several minutes, she decided to put one foot in front of the other. She knew her steps were the saying. And she walked. You may be walking into Unfamiliar Territory Yourself. But let this be encouragement that your steps are guided and you are capable. Your steps are the same. The environment may be different. Assess it. That's fine. Look around make mental notes. Get your game plan planning your mind of what you gotta do. and. Then just like Tiana in all babies even as we went through the same progression one step in front of the other in notes, you can do it. You're capable. This has been another daily Hutto. Thank you for subscribing and listening to let's talk gain with tiffany. Lewis Week over week and thank you for your support not just commenting sharing liking but being true supporters encouraging me from near and far I appreciate that. and. If you will love to support this podcast financially as I looked grow it. You can do that now anchor allows. For people to support as little as ninety nine cents a month to as high as you like. Thank you for backing me. Thank you for sowing into me. I appreciate it. I'll see you all tomorrow..

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"second step" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"second step" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Second step the fed meets Connelly at Francis as Democrats have unveiled the resolution that outlines the next phase of their impeachment inquiry into canyon has the story the eight page resolution is a road map of sorts the spells out how the case against president trump will be brought before the public after weeks of closed door depositions Republicans have been complaining about the process up to this point calling it unfair in calling the impeachment inquiry illegitimate house democratic caucus chair Hakeem Jeffries says this resolution brings everything out into the open every thing about the process is transparent is legitimate and is constitutional the impeachment resolution will be marked up by the house rules committee later today and the house will vote on it on Thursday Linda can young Washington and Denver public schools will be closed today due to severe weather and difficult travel conditions there the decision announced overnight with several other school districts after the state was hit by a second snowstorm in as many days the fed is meeting today and Wall Street is expecting another interest rate cut Steve Kassebaum tells more the last time the federal reserve met Sherman Jerome Powell announced an interest rate cut today we decided to lower interest rates after reducing the benchmark rate a quarter of a percent he said the fed would take a wait and see approach moving forward we expect the economy to continue to expand at a moderate rate but folks on Wall Street and the president are expecting another rate cut at the conclusion of this meeting I think that is gone crazy the lowest unemployment rate in fifty years would give the fed some cover for not instituting another cut while earnings have slowed the reports coming in for the third quarter have been largely positive Steve casted bounty or John weathers will in the over the top actor comedian who for decades made audiences laugh in television shows and films has died is best known for his role as ice cubes grumpy dad in Friday with this food died suddenly at his home in California.

"second step" Discussed on Migratory Patterns

Migratory Patterns

05:49 min | 2 years ago

"second step" Discussed on Migratory Patterns

"Have people still living in Beijing friends who can attest to this and that night I won the wing eating contest or the first vegetarian to ever win I hunger like a shark that got a whiff of blood like my eyes started rolling and stuff but and yeah I guess he was impressed and that we just ended up like talking for hours and hours and hours and at that point I was set to leave Beijing for for good in three weeks but I I knew what I wanted. I know you want it to be with him. And that night I went back home and had the longest most awkward hardest noticed coversation stents. Oh no yeah but that's like. The plot of one of those like teen movies net flicks. It's been tastic. You got to live one of those movies. You know I feel the same way I got my wife. We met six weeks before for I moved to Beijing and I had known I was moving to China for like two and a half years and I knew I was leaving and I'd quit my I think I I'm sure actually quit my job at that point. I hadn't quit my job at that point but I met her. She was traveling cross country and she Komo was passing through Boston on her way and I was giving these free towards downtown because I'm a nerd and I like to show off how much Sheila thank you to show how how much useless knowledge is in my brain and I would give these tours and she came on one of the tours and I noticed her and you know we got talking and we hung out a a little bit with some friends. It was the fourth of July and then she left town and I said I really like that girl. I WANNA I wonder if you know so. I went back to work after the fourth of July holiday and Buddy of mine. I just happen to have two extra tickets to a concert. north of Boston was these two bands the money money. Boston's dropkick Murphys Super Boston and they were a playing in a Baseball Park Minor League Baseball Park. How about a little less than half way in between Boston and the next city she had gone to Portland Maine and I just shot her a text message. Hey I got this extra ticket. I'm going to want to come down and meet me halfway and we'll hang out for a day or two and she said yes and I felt for her that weekend and it was kind of like a summer camp romance because I was leaving in a month and she she relief. I know we got very lucky. We stayed in touch and you know we both had our own relationships and jobs and whatever and just so happened that I broke up with with my previous girlfriend about the same time she broke up with the guy she was seeing and she was leaving her job and she was looking to move somewhere else and I said well you try it out and see how it goes. You can come to Beijing. Yes you guys. I know I don't know what it is. It's like Venice here or Paris or something but yeah so I've kind of been on the flip side of what your talking about. I've been the guy in that scenario and from it puts a lot of pressure on you like a in addition to all the identity stuff. You're going through. You're not thinking about that consciously then. There's this added thing of this. Other person is making a massive life. If toys really because of you I mean there's really no way around it. You know it could be stripped. The camel's back like Oh. I'm thinking about moving moving overseas and there's a guy I like I'll just go do it. I know this is like this guy. I'm interested in lives over here. We want to do something together. I've got to go yeah and that's you know that's an interesting dynamic to have relationship in because you're both dealing with issues of identity not always on the surface but you are who you are but you're in this environment. It's different from who you are. When you were back home and are you conscious of that and it brings things in the stark relief like we're not you know my my wife and I we will have conversations and we will notice in each other like oh. I'm not like that anymore. I used to do things that way. Does that something about me. It's change doors at the environment changing together yeah. It's it's really interesting. I think you do notice in your urine this foreigner relationship in China. Do you notice things about you. That have changed just because you've been here in your relationship Asian trip yeah absolutely some some things are like some things are really minor which you know don't really pay attention to but there are other things things where honestly at first when I did decide to come back to China for him. I I didn't see myself being back here for more than a year and and it's been it's been almost two years now and I'm like yeah. We'll probably stay here for another three or four years like I got that Beijing. Why why why why leave. He's he's been here for. I mean you. You've known him a law more long a lot longer than I have my friend I thanks Mike. He's been here for. I think twenty one years twenty or twenty one years and when I first met him there was no way I could even imagine living here for that long and now I'm like yeah. Why not you know five years turns into ten ten years turns into fifty eight. I mean Beijing is it's funny. Sometimes I feel like it's a really inconvenient city but sometimes I feel like it's very very convenient like I dunno like you can do anything. Click doc it's. I don't know it just feels like sometimes it's more free. I WANNA say well yeah. When you're far knows a lot of privilege.

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"second step" Discussed on Migratory Patterns

Migratory Patterns

12:30 min | 2 years ago

"second step" Discussed on Migratory Patterns

"Bubba welcome to migratory patterns. Thank you so much for having me whereas who are going to try to give this my best go. You didn't prepare her did not do my homework. It's it's especially hard for me to answer because for me. It's it's usually a constant basically basically not struggle but a question of if it's Sudan where I'm originally from and spent most of my life or the US where are I lived my kind of formative years and it's funny because I'm in neither now being in Beijing. It's like let's not worry about that for now. Just let's be here for now so do you have a place to you right now. Think is home. I do in Khartoum. Sudan laughs. That's right now especially with you know some stuff. That's happening there right now. That feels like home to me but my parents are in the Washington Washington. DC Area so when I think of going home I'm thinking of going to the Washington. DC Area but home home in my heart is in Ceuta crack. How did you get from Sudan Damn to Washington. DC so it goes it goes back a long time before I was even born in the seventies my parents emigrated from Sudan to the US and ever since then they've been going back and forth every few years and when I was born I was born in Sudan and and fears later went back to the US and then we went back to Sudan basically since I since I was born all I've ever known was moving between the two countries trees and how long whereas was it pretty evenly split your time between Sudan and the US yeah it was especially growing up spent I guess from from kindergarten while I did kindergarten and Sudan and then first grade to fourth grade of elementary school in the US us and fifth grade maybe not so slow so fifth grade all the way until university in Sudan wow and yeah and then I even started university and Sedan but then I transferred. I moved back to the US for university. Wow that's that's quite a lot of boomerang back in now did you was it a situation where you you felt out of place in both environments or did you feel you feel at home in both places after like basically. I WanNa know did you feel bad and forced you to fit in or did you just naturally feel like you fit in but in a weird way and that's a really good actually so not GonNa lie at times especially when I was younger when I was a child it felt like I didn't fit in either one because first grade of elementary tree school when we went to the US I didn't know English and I had to learn English and it was hard being first and second grade and not knowing any English so it felt like okay I didn't fit in there and then two years later after I learned English and I forgot all the Arabic we moved back to Sudan so there I was not knowing the language really but it just it was easier than being in the US and not knowing the language because my family's there like my grandma's. They're like all my cousins uh-huh and it was easier but I guess when I was a child up until university just felt like I didn't really fit in anywhere neither neither Sudan or the US and after university is where I kind of accepted both identities and started aw sitting in here and there we'll get into that a little bit but I'm interested in this idea of what you're describing to me sounds like a TC K. experience eh but you weren't actually living in third culture you were actually living in the culture of your your your adopted homeland in the US and then you're also living in your parents culture you were having this. TC K. experience in both of your quote Home Cultures Fascinating. I still it still. It's still like you know still not struggle with it but it still comes across my mind almost day-to-day like do. I feel more American Endo. I feel more Sudanese. Sometimes I feel this way and sometimes I feel the other way. I will say that you present as American. I haven't a lot every it's either like Oh. Where are you from and then I would say sedan they're like. Where are you really from him like well? I lived in the US for a long time. It's I guess assists the accident because you know and I moved back to Sudan in fifth grade. We were in English schools which I'm really thankful for because they maintain both languages we were in in English schools and you never really dropped the accent once you learn it in a language. So how big is your family your family all right so there are six six of us would Irish Catholic family. I want you to fit in well in New England. I have two nieces two nieces so did you grow up going back and forth or were there any kind of separation type thing where like Oh. You're you went back and forth a lot but one of your siblings was always in the US that type. I think that's that's fine. I mentioned it's just just rock brought back a memory that I haven't thought of in a long time because there's an age difference the difference between me and the oldest my sister is sixteen years so when we were kids the younger three when we were kids and moving back to Sudan in two thousand one with my family they we're already adults so they were established in the US doing their thing so yeah the three of the three oldest one's stayed in the US while the three younger ones onto sedan and I remember early two thousand eleven so they were like in the gate with us to say goodbye whether you could still go inside and I remember my sister saying to me and I had this teddy bear that I stuffed in my face and I started crying. That was like well. Why are we separated. Were so yeah. There were some separations and I mean now. We're separated more than ever to set. Do Do you notice any different dynamics among your siblings like some of them. Are Maybe not quite as Sudanese as you don't have any kind of identity issues issues that are different between yourself and your siblings. Sheen yeah for sure I mean none of them have ever left to live in China for example so yeah I mean sometimes I do feel definitely more Western than the rest most of my siblings especially the one well. I guess right now. There's only one who actually lives in Sudan. He's you know he's the most Sudanese those. Oh you know traditional one kind of whereas my other brother the one that's directly older than I am lived in America most of his life free spirited like totally westernized alright so we there's a there's a very broad spectrum must be for some interesting holiday gathering yeah. I'd love to be able to record that. Every two months ago was the first time in eleven years that we were all together in like in one place was super interesting. Is that unusual unusual for a I I I. I guess I you know I know from when I was growing up. My my family was pretty darn. Big My mother's one of Eight. Her mother was one of a huge family right but everyone lived pretty close together. So all the holidays people would get together pretty regularly is so if you have a big family family in Sudan. I would imagine people stay relatively close together. I mean that's going to be true premature anywhere so how does that. I guess I'm saying your family dynamic. Anemic sounds actually different from what it would be like if you were all in Sudan and and do you find that you notice the diff. The noticed that difference in your family like when you're back Jack. Do you feel like does that feel like another one of those cultural differences that you just have kind of fortunate upon you yeah for sure like even even in Sudan like the the family holidays and stuff the religious holidays. Everyone is there how my grandma's house like dozens and dozens of so oh you know for them to it. It must be weird. Well actually right now. More my generation they're more. They emigrated to like the Middle East and stop so it's becoming more normal now but I bet a long time ago. It was pretty weird to you. Know Not all be together for ten years at a time and stuff like that yeah so how did you end up how did a nice girl from Khartoum in DC and up in a place like Beijing. What's what's a girl like Accu- doing all the GIN joints in all the world so in two thousand sixteen a few months on safter. I Graduated University of the US. I didn't know what I wanted to do. I had no idea I was you know fresh out of college. I'm like all right starting the American dream and then get a stable job and I just I just wasn't feeling it. I I'm out of college almost twenty years and I'm just thinking ah I didn't know what I wanted to do so I went back to Sudan actually for a few months some weddings just hanging out in general and then when I got back to the US A A I had this new perspective you know and I think a lot of my cousins because like you know they would do a lot to go to the US and live there that gave me a new perspective and a new appreciation for what I have and so I was ready. I was ready to settle down nine to five job in the DC area and Nope nope did not did not have in and out of the blue one day a friend of mine an old friend of mine from Sudan who lived in England. She messaged me. She's like hey by by the way do you want to go to China for this job and before then my Ju- I'd never been outside of Sudan in the US so it was such a foreign idea. It's me like I laugh. The first one it's my parents about they. Literally laughed out loud and my culture you don't really have like unmarried women just traveling on their own so that was really big for them but eventually they did come around and you know she was like as just an opportunity to teach English make some money you know see a new a new place and literally a week later at that point. I still hadn't even gone past per yet because we are moving back and forth so much and within a week I got my passport. Escort got my visa. I was on a plane to Beijing and I was like what is going on and here here. I am still here came back. What area you you're still here. How did that happen in your so funny story. Actually I was I was vegetarian area for seven years. Seven years hard vegetarian not a single day and you're here and my friends are going to you know this place is called the local and they're like we're going for a chicken wing eating contest and me being a strict vegetarian. I was like oh just go with you. I guess for fine by nine ought of course I'm not gonNA eat any so we come here and my friends order unholy amount of chicken wings like I've never seen since many chicken wings at one conflicts and I don't know I saw I saw this guy that works there and a friend of mine who was sitting right next to me. Jonah happened to thank you general happened to know the guy who works there and you know just talking and stuff and I don't know if I did next had anything to do with like the sky that I'm kind kind of crushing her play and I take a chicken wing and I eat it wo- swear to God after seven years and then I just like you know sorry because you're you're. You're in the big chicken. I was quite the famous up chicken. It doesn't offend me. Yeah okay okay so I ordered some chicken and I had a lot of chicken and I have.

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"second step" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

10:30 min | 3 years ago

"second step" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"That is the name of our special that is happening tonight, airing everywhere. It is socialism a warning from the dead. When you see what we have uncovered in the case that we make it is one that we have spent two months working on hen tonight. You'll be able to see it live at eight PM eastern time. Please join us one of the one of the groups that has really been helping us on this to help find experts and people who witness this and people who have seen it to make sure that we get this story right is Marian. Smith is the executive director of victims of communism any joins us now. Hello, Marion, how are you? Hi, Glen, great to be with you. I am. I'm I'm so grateful for the help that you have given us on this. And for what you do if people don't know what your your organization is. Or does could you please? Explain. Are you there Aaron? Question. He was not prepared to answer. Wow. And only gets harder from here. They had a problem with the phone line there, obviously they actually been there. Great organization they've been talking we've them for quite a long time working back to even the FOX days going through when we did our communism special FOX, which was it was not relieving this. I think that was a really good special. This is much more geared right to today on what's happening. But we wanted to make sure that we had this historically, accurate and Marion's back with us. Marion tell tell us what your organization does. Well, the victims of communism memorial foundation was authorized by a unanimous act of congress in nineteen ninety three and the mandate was to educate Americans about the history of communist resumes around the world and to memorialize the victims of those regimes, and that's one hundred million people. Who've been killed by some forty communist socialist regimes since nineteen seventy. Marion tell us the difference between communism and socialism are just define social what is socialism because people think it's Denmark or Sweden. Right. Well, I mean, if you go back to Mark's in Ingles, they didn't really define the difference between socialism and communism. Both of course, include the rejection of individual liberty in favor of collective Justice and the of private property that that central to both communism and socialism, Mark said that communism would be sort of global kind of phase where government would no longer needed and the state would wither away. So you could say in a certain sense socialist or headed towards communism in in the way that Christians might be headed to heaven people. Go ahead. Good. Well, linen realized immediately after sabotaging power in Russia. That communism was was so far away from the reality of human existence. That he established the union of Soviet socialist republics and put communism in often to a distant future, but he did maintain the Marxist theory. And in his words, the end goal of socialism is communism. So I have a new look at this because of the special that we've done that that Marx Engels talked about socialism and communism as really a two step process. Socialism is what gets you to communism and communism, we believe that communism is this horrible -tarian, you know, slaughterhouse. But that's not communism communism. Really? When people say well, communism was never done. Right. Or was never done. Right. No. No, no, no, communism has never been never been achieved true communism because that's the angle that's the higher law. If you will where everything is given to the people and everything's this socialist utopia. That's communism. Not the one with Jack booted thugs. Socialism is the one that cleanses society does all the hardwork heavy lifting gets people on board. And then it gives birth to communism. Would you agree with that explanation? Absolutely, historically. That's exactly how it's played out. It's been socialists in power, you know, working for the communist party who have committed the atrocities implemented the failed policies all in the name of of idiological getting people to warrants communism. You know, and many of them are cynical. I don't think Stalin was a true believer in in Mara them. But he did understand that it was a very useful ideology. It took it took philosophy morality back to you know, of almost prepaid in era where might is right again. And there's absolutely no transcendent our were truth by which the standards of the can't be judged Stu last night. I watched what was the movie? For under downfall the downfall. And it's this you've seen it. It's the one Jay Leno can't be replaced me. Whatever it is moving the Hitler movie titles that everyone kind of ruined online. Correct. That is a powerful movie. I've not watched it yesterday. We were talking about national socialism. I've got to play a couple of clips that we can find an English translation, or at least just read the text from it at one point. If you remember, right. They go in and gurgles is his wife, and he are going to kill the children, and she's talking and she said I've got to kill the children. There is nothing left without national socialism and Hitler is talking about national socialism. And how it is the answer to everything and people Marian say that that the Nazis were not socialists, they were clearly socialists. Absolutely. You know, national socialism than we still international socialism. And now, we're seeing democratic socialism. But the most important word in the description is socialism, and that is of philosophy ideology that is anti to human flourishing because it denies fundamental aspects of of human nature, and so it it hasn't worked anywhere. And I think a lot of people weren't quite sure. What democratic socialism was going to be? But we've seen it play out in his way now Nicaragua. And it's very clear that it's the same form of of terror and tyranny and eventually to tell a -tarian them, both national socialism, and international socialism, you know, left us in the twentieth century as you document, the the victims of communism. That's your victims of communism memorial foundation as you. As you talk to these people, and I've talked to several of them myself. They cannot understand what Americans are thinking right now. Your job must be in some ways really fulfilling because you talk to these these people who survived craziness, but it also must be extremely frustrating because I've met some of the victims. And they just look at us like we're insane. You're right. I mean, anybody who's lived through socialist system lived under the rule of communist party, they they know Marxist rhetoric class in the the that that the language of hatred when they hear it, and you know, they are they're astounded when they see that a majority of millennials in the United States say they would prefer to live in either a socialist or communist country as opposed to a capitalist one and one of the one of the great privileges of my job is able to meet with ordinary heroes who survived the atrocities, THEO Pieta, Cuba, Laos and Poland at Phnom tend to millions of them made their way to the United States. And it is a it is a meaningful tasks to try to connect those. Survivors those witnesses of communism. With teachers and students in the lineal engines ears in the United States. So that they can realize they can hear the stories, right? Because you know, we're really not talking about, you know, mathematics and logic and historical the historical record when we're debating socialism, this rage for socialism, really is a very emotional argument, you know, devoid of facts, and and based on ignorance, I think the majority of people on there are some some die hard Marxist who are becoming very active these days and taking advantage of it. But I think when when younger people realize that if you start with it as IRA to make the world better, and and and provide opportunity and freedom quality for human beings. There's no way you can end up thinking, socialism, the passport is the Dan to progress. The anti Justice, the anti equality ideology. That has that has brought more suffering, and poverty and destructions the world than any other set of ideas in human history only behind disease and infection for the number of people killed in the twentieth century Marian Smith, the executive director victims of communism. Thank you for. What you do? Thank you for your your hard work. And thank you so much for always being there to receive our phone call when we are calling and saying we we have to understand this. And we appreciate all that you have done for us. Thank you so much..

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