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"sheldon adelson" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
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"sheldon adelson" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Know that transition. I didn't realize also like it. Sounds the way you presented in the article was like this remarkable sudden transformation from a democrat to republican. Yeah i think it was. I mean the he talked. I think around nineteen eighty eight. He had some sort of conversation. I think he was. He was single focused. Before internal las vegas politics that do with xenos and and promoting his brand. I think so. He was very laser focused on that And then i think he had some sort of conversation with william bush. George h wishes brother around nineteen eighty eight. That quickly convinced him that. As a as a billionaire you need a you want lower taxes and then the republican Brand of politics and the agenda is much more suitable for someone who wants to want to has the amount of money that he has he understood. It quickly joined the republican party at that point became a member and and then but the allegiance to israel. I think he talks about it. Afterwards as had been like blips of of real connection at he there's one Interesting quote that he had said at the us army veteran and he lamented after the fact like more recently that the uniform i wore in the military unfortunate with not in israel uniform all all we care about is being good zionist being good citizens of israel. Because i even though. I'm not israeli born. Israel's in my heart i think he did have this connection israel. But it didn't really come into fruition until he visited for the first time in nineteen eighty-eight And then of course marriage Miriam adelson Knocker offshore and i think is her maiden name in nineteen ninety one That that was actually at the cassette and she's israeli and she's israeli and international helped. Organize that that the idea of being able to hold a wedding in the said. That's something that's usually acceptable. I'm looking into that too so it doesn't that doesn't really work but next but we'll find tuna but see i mean i'm marrying mandelson has rarely been not just in israel but very ardently right wing israeli. I think helps really format form his politics Even more so so like almost like a new believer sounds like kind of describing. You know yeah again. Yeah maybe aboard against item and maybe the. I think you're right. It came out in the article that ways that he really had this like a revelation and that is kinda put it at some points in terms of describing he. He came like the ground and came wearing his father's shoes saying that he wasn't he hadn't been able to. His father had been too poor to come visit israel but he wanted wanted some part of his father to be with him at when he visited very clearly emotional connection that felt that he felt very strongly about but i mean the the comments that he made about the. Us army That he also had a few comments that were kind of contradictory but some of his stories..
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"I think trump in general took the the conservative jewish right In the us. And even more. So the evangelical Christian right very very serious. And he saw them as a base of supporters in. This is something that they desperately wanted. I think sheldon adelson bite of been saw a figure that helped convince him And he clearly played a role in in. I mean he paid. He paid for the ceremony And was sitting front row. I mean he was involved in the process. But i think to say that he was the reason why i think it might be a little bit of a stretch. I want to go back to the property right. Who's right by. yeah yeah. So he bought the the the am so that the ambassador had used to have a residents in herzliya. that costs. it's a. I don't know if you've ever been there but it's they have. They used to host like fourth of july parties. It's a gorgeous Residents along the water and he purchased it after the embassy was transferred to jerusalem to to prevent the possibility that the ambassador with kind of return the top the embassy Return the tel aviv. Or the ambassador with return to earth steinhardt hertzel on the he purchased this home in in along the water at a cost of sixty seven million We don't even know how much it should have been caught what it should have cost kind of with a little bit done under the table And didn't come. Until after. I mean i was to be fair. I was looking at buying that. Also it's a nice place. If you end up getting points those fourth of july august but yeah so then. There was a a very large involvement in the whole embassy transfer. Yeah so i do want to get back to the democracy. Show i just. I actually think his position is i mean he. He had a right to his opinion. Obviously but i. I don't think i would argue that. If there's a plurality of israelis say that the jewish identity of the state has more central to them to its democratic nature and went in points of conflict might even be willing to compromise on its democratic nature. That isn't exactly the same as saying so. Israel won't be a democracy and i would argue that that's really more of the extreme israeli. Right in a plurality that plurality that kind of talks about the jewish nature being very important to them would not say they're still rally. Maybe at this point i think it's below fifty percent. That still do support a few state solution. But that is the overwhelming or the prominent feeling among israelis that they still do wanna have some separation from the palestinians and create a state. Adelson went way farther than that and saying. Yes the jewish nature is important. And it's also because. I don't want to give the palestinians escape. I mean he was fringe it. His political opinion would be fringed politics. But but you also point out on the article that he moved away from apec that he was outside of apex stream. Can you clarify what right. In what ways he was. Yeah i think it was in two thousand seven that wasn't even over specifically palestinian state issue but there had been in the middle of the midst of the roadmap in peace effort the bush the george w bush would have been promoting with candy rice They're also been efforts to kind of provide increased aid to the palestinian authority and adelson and apec. Actually back this because they see it as the strength. Strengthening of the palestinian..
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"So he said he was posted a couple of times as saying playing down the importance of As democratic state kind of hinting at the whole issue with the palestinians and whether or not israel is obliged to give the palestinians a state of their own onto to relief. Relief the demographic Problem of a jewish minority between the river the see so he was quoted a couple times as saying so i won't be democratic so what At a at a conference of the icy which is israel. America conference council which is another one of those organizations in the us that he was bankrolling at another time. He kind of He talked about how the purpose of the existence of the palestinians is to destroy israel. It was very much against a palestinian state of kind of. I think what he meant by very much. Not as much having concern too for the democratic nature of israel he was more very much more concerned with With his remaining jewish state he said i think god i think god didn't say anything about democracy. He he said that. Twenty fourteen speech to iraq He didn't talk about israel remaining as democratic state so that was his worldview. The priority was a jewish state or a democratic one and honestly today polls in israel show that that's also their view of a growing number. If that a plurality of israel jewish israelis that that place the jewish state above the democratic nature of the state. We're gonna veer. Because what you're talking a little bit about the way he's he's raised with an to the who's kind of reminded me a little bit of wrote about his relationship with the president trump in the fact that they were close right. You mentioned that they weren't so close but yet the agenda was a similar agenda right. I think it's also what separates adelson himself. Active Was that he was very honed in on what was important to him. I think there are a lot of other people with more money than him. That haven't had the same kind of influence because he zeroed in on the issues that were important to him..
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Do and leveraging distribution of ucla. Yom too you know. I'll i'll reduce that distribution if you it's more complicated than apple use a distribution. It was also. It was also require them to charge money so they could be Balanced playing field a little bit. So everyone If everyone's has to charge maybe that will allow other the audio which is also very a Has its own each does well. That's kind of another issue with israeli on media and a lot of ways that there's not very rarely can you find that thank Newspaper which doesn't have a very clear genda that even at even there's a difference between During right versus being. I think oftentimes a lot of places sensationalized for just dramatic effected for also in an attempt to get yours. So that's a problem. Aditorial pages or and correct so every issue when they become more than just the fact that the prime minister of the state has communication with that particular oregon it lacks independence as a journalist up standout for all the other issues you know that journalists and faces there was even a strange. You mentioned in your piece. The strange interaction. That sarah netanyahu had with miriam adelson could count that and yeah I think sarah netanyahu was known She doesn't have the best image. A lot of israeli media she seen as someone is is paranoid and Very concerned with her image and I think there was a a moment around early. Twenty tens period Our they had regular contact with the adelson's Sarah another point accused claims that at that. Uh miriam adelson headed an affair with the editor of israel. Mark regev Which kind of ruined their relationship with them to be at that point but in this specific incident mentioned that sorry our toll according to the statements given to police by the adelson's there during the during the police investigation of corruption affairs tonio in his role in media. Sarah tells a. Mary middleton if iran gets nuclear weapons in israel's wiped out. I'll i'll be to blame she. She's recalling smear mandelson saris recalling. How sorry. Netanyahu told her that she would be to blame because Because i'm not defending. Bb in the paper. She was also going on her. The immigrant sorry details and being portrayed while in the paper so that but it also kind of shows a little bit about the adelson's that it wasn't just about stay continue bankroll they still to this day. Bankroll the easter all. Very mendelssohn as the publisher. They yes they have. This religion is very complicated. obviously But they they continue supporting this because they believe in the agenda that was was Was putting forward And they believed in general of of these rarely rights and right now the prime minister these really right and they did sound like relations with other lawmakers and these are the rights and even with these. The iron pitas had a context with them shimon peres relied on them for a big major conference. Come there's president's conference event that he had organized the money to turn to the adelson's bankrolled it with millions of dollars so everyone relies on them But they see it as very much. I'll give to israel on..
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Welcome to the mccomb. Israel teachers lounge podcast where we connect students and listeners. To what's happening in israel and give you instructions behind the headline. I'm your host michael burke here as always with co hosts allen goldman. How're you doing okay mic. Well that's good today. Our top yes it is. It's covert okay Today's topic we're going to discuss. The passing of sheldon adelson major financial benefactor political activists and somewhat controversial figure in american and israeli politics allen. Would you please introduce our guest for today. Yeah it'd be happy to or very honored and privileged to welcome jacob mcgee who is. Us correspondent for the times of israel to share with us his wisdom and a little bit of his understanding of Sheldon dawson's place in jewish community and in israel and and his influence so Welcome jacob michael. Thanks for having me. Yeah well you i for me. It was a great piece of somebody. I've been paying attention. He's a famous figure. And i found your piece. Actually informative enlightening. So can you just for our listeners. Who aren't as familiar with the name. Would you be able to just give us a quick overview of who sheldon adelson is sure social nails. His was The owner of the las vegas sands hotel casino system billionaire but also brooklyn native or boston native. That grew the son of a taxi driver in kind of a little bit of a rags-to-riches story To become the the casino. Mogul that kind of we know today mainly we know about him from his contributions to the republican party on most recently to donald trump in the tens of billions and even gotten told to hundreds of millions of dollars on and then of course as well to to israel beit through threw his support for prime minister. Now but also just general causes throughout the country. Or the reo medical school in in the west bank various causes all throughout the country That he's given hundreds of millions of dollars to over the years now. Do you think that you can separate his philanthropy from his political activism or are they always sort of joined at the hip I think it's hard for most people to do that. I think that what can what can be separated is that he did give to causes again. Like you advocate sham. And it wasn't just like the to have a hall named after him or his wife miriam It was also giving funds to the to the maintenance staff at things that weren't always getting like the the the most sexiest titles or or or on parts of the yad vashem brand He was giving lots of money to for example. He paid for his hotel in las vegas. He paid for all the staff to continue getting healthcare and and and their their salaries during the during the pandemic Was publicized but again this not the typical things you might have made from when you hear about sheldon adelson on the other hand. Though most of his money was very much the vast vast vast majority of it was very very political causes And very much influencing both us in israel politics so for people especially on the center or left. It's very he's he's a very controversial figure. I mean I mean in. Israel i mean. Clearly he he. he bankrolls. israel's most Popular daily which is a free paper. The israeli yo- research paper which is Pretty controversial right It's got the nickname of beaten which is a combination of bb telling the newspaper. Because it's kind of seen by most even people on the right Neftali bennett criticized. It is kind of just being like pravda..
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Neighborhood, Albert Parnell. How How's it looking is looking pretty good. This is coming out of Sacramento. So the Sacramento Zoo will be re opening on Friday down to the Statehouse. Stay at home orders have been lifted to officials say they will be reopening with regular hours. Okay. Good stuff. Thank you, sir. Appreciate that very much Want to expand on Thomas Keller? Learned to use the world famous chef who started French laundry and you don't feel he's conservative. He supports President Trump and has for a long time He's left Twitter he's headed. Liberals are lashing out under my Twitter he left Tuesday afternoon. Hey, had thank Sheldon Adelson, of course, who was a very conservative and owned a number of years. A casino owner in Las Vegas. And essentially, Keller went on Twitter. It's and and wanted to thank Sheldon Adelson for helping him open up his restaurant in Las Vegas, and they lashed out at him. To the extent that color just said, I'm out. And it's been going back till April In In April, Keller was tapped to join the White House coronavirus counsel. At that time, and he started getting grief. Right? And so he's just said I'm out. I'm out. Forget it. Well, you know, Thomas, Color doesn't need Twitter. No, I think he does quite well. And and so and what's wrong with him being conservative? So what? He's a great, He's a great chef. He has a wonderful restaurant. There's there's a lot of that. Targeting back and forth politically on that platform on goes on all day every day, So don't be conservative. Well, come on, if you if you put statements out there, you know people on the other side are going to jump on him. That's just that's the way it works on that land. Twitter land. Okay, so but he doesn't need it, so he's off. Yep, he's gone. Still has an instagram economy T. Well, you gotta have an instagram account, including pictures, Right pictures. That's that's why I'm on Instagram. For the first time in history, a president has been impeached twice. Wasn't fair. Was it justified? What's next? A live report from bills in for in just three minutes, coronavirus, you're gonna need to know as much as you can stay connected..
Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP donor, dies at 87
"Casino power broker and top Republican donor is dead. Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega donor and Influencer died Tuesday from complications related to treatment for non Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 87 at Olson's death was announced by the Las Vegas Sands, the son of Jewish immigrants raised in Boston, Adelson became one of the world's richest men. Forbes ranked him the 19th wealthiest American, with an estimated $29.8 billion. Adelson, a staunch supporter of Israel. Well was closely aligned with the conservative Likud Party. I Mike
Sheldon Adelson, Casino Mogul and Big Republican Party Donor, Dies at 87
"Casino power broker and top Republican donor is dead. Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega donor and Influencer died Tuesday from complications related to treatment for non Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 87 at Olson's death was announced by the Las Vegas Sands, the son of Jewish immigrants raised in Boston, Adelson became one of the world's richest men. Forbes ranked him the 19th wealthiest American, with an estimated $29.8 billion. Adelson, a staunch supporter of Israel. Well was closely aligned with the conservative Likud
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on AP News
"Says they've opened more than 160 cases so far, and adds, it's just the tip of the iceberg. Even if you've left D C Agents from our local field offices. We knocking on your door. Guantanamo, says the FBI issued warnings this could happen. Acting U. S Attorney Michael Sherwin has put together a strike force there on Lee marching orders from the ER to build. Seditious and conspiracy charges relate to the most heinous acts that occurred in the capital, Sherwin says. This is being treated like a significant international counterterrorism or counterintelligence operation. People are gonna be shocked with some of the egregious contact that happened within the capital. This is AP News. Casino power broker and top Republican donor is dead. Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega donor and Influencer died Tuesday from complications related to treatment for non Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 87 at Olson's death was announced by the Las Vegas Sands, the son of Jewish immigrants raised in Boston, Adelson became one of the world's richest men. Forbes ranked him the 19th wealthiest American, with an estimated $29.8 billion. Adelson, a staunch supporter of Israel. Well was closely aligned with the conservative Likud Party. I Mike Rossia, Florida attorney Fred Levin, who want a multibillion dollar legal settlement with the tobacco industry in the 19 nineties, died today. Several days after contracting the coronavirus. He was 83. 11 used his success for filling traffic work. Don't ending more than $35 Million University of Florida named his law school after him in 1999. I'm Tim McGuire Pay P news. Enjoy. Thanks. He order breakfast at the McDonald's drive through. Tell yourself you'll wait to eat it at work, but it's most way.
Boston casino mogul and GOP power broker Sheldon Adelson dies
"Donor is dead. Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega donor and Influencer died Tuesday from complications related to treatment for non Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 87 at Olson's death was announced by the Las Vegas Sands, the son of Jewish immigrants raised in Boston, Adelson became one of the world's richest men. Forbes ranked him the 19th wealthiest American, with an estimated $29.8 billion. Adelson, a staunch supporter of Israel. Well was closely aligned with the conservative Likud Party. I Mike Rossia, Florida attorney
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on AP News
"Sheldon Adelson, who died at 87 was the leading GOP donor. He contributed more than $100 million in the 2018 off year elections. Recently, Adelson reportedly bought the US ambassador's official residents near Tel Aviv, apparently to block the possibility of return of the U. S Embassy from Jerusalem to where it was relocated by the Trump administration in 2018 Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega donor and influencer. Died Tuesday from complications related to treatment for non Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 87 Adelson is death was announced by the Las Vegas Sands, the son of Jewish immigrants raised in Boston, Adelson became one of the world's richest men, Forbes ranked him the 19th wealthiest American with an estimated $29.8 billion. Adelson, a staunch supporter of Israel, was closely aligned with the conservative Likud Party. I Mike Rossia I Mike Rossi, a reporting casino mogul and GOP power brokers, Sheldon Adelson Dies Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega donor and Influencer died Tuesday from complications related to treatment for non Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 87 Adelson is death was announced by the Las Vegas Sands, the son of Jewish immigrants raised in Boston, Adelson became one of the world's richest men, Forbes ranked him the 19th wealthiest American, with an estimated $29.8 billion. Adelson, a staunch supporter of Israel, was closely aligned with the conservative. Likud Party I Mike Rossia, the capital Assault investigation. I'm Tim McGuire within a P news minute. The FBI and federal prosecutors in Washington say a significant number of those who stormed the capital face serious charges, felony murder related to the possession and use of destructive devices to seditious conspiracy. You know, under the federal Code Acting U. S Attorney for Washington, D. C. Michael Sherwood Ah week ago today, the FBI field office in Norfolk, Virginia reported in detail. The chances for war in Washington on the sixth existence of such a stark warning appears to contradict the FBI's earlier assertions. Illinois Democrat Brad Snyder says he has tested positive for covert 19th after being confined with other members of Congress who he says refused to wear masks during the violent pro trump insurrection. Schneider is at least the third member of the House to test positive since the mob attack. I'm Tim McGuire, the FBI Stephen Guantanamo says. They've opened more than 160 cases so far, and adds, it's just the tip of the iceberg. Even if you've left D C Agents from our local field offices. We knocking on your door. Guantanamo, says the FBI issued warnings this could happen. Acting U. S Attorney Michael Sherwin has put together a strike force there on Lee marching orders from the ER to build. Seditious and conspiracy charges relate to the most heinous acts that occurred in the capital, Sherwin says. This is being treated like a significant international counterterrorism or counterintelligence operation. People are gonna be shocked with some of the egregious contact that happened within the capital, Ed Donahue. Washington prosecutors are weighing sedition charges in the investigation of the capital Riot. The FBI Stephen Guantanamo, says they've opened more than 160 cases so far, and adds, it's just the tip of the iceberg. Even Few left D C. Agents from our local field offices will be knocking on your door. Guantanamo, says the FBI issued warnings this could happen. Acting U. S Attorney Michael Sherwin has put together a strike force there on Lee marching orders from the ER to build. Seditious and conspiracy charges relate to the most heinous acts that occurred in the capital, Sherwin says. This is being treated like a significant international counterterrorism or counterintelligence operation. People are gonna be shocked with some of the egregious contact that happened within the capital and Donahue Washington AP News I'm to McGuire the house is readying for a second impeachment of President Trump will calls continue for others in the administration. To take action. Maryland's Jamie Raskin says the president is unfit to serve and the vice president and cabinet must use constitutional powers to oust him. The time of 25th amendment emergency has arrived. The president, though, says there's zero risk of that happening and, without explaining says it'll come back to haunt the Biden administration. As the expression goes, be careful. What you wish for. In his first public appearances since his backers attack the capital. The president took no responsibility for the violence, though he'd urged them moments earlier to March. They're saying his remarks were totally appropriate. 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Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP donor, dies at 87
"Adelson are pouring in from prominent Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the casino mogul and GOP donor a remarkable American, former President George W. Bush called Adelson in American Patriot. Sheldon Adelson, the founder of casino company, Las Vegas. Sands has died. He was 87. Adelson recently took a leave of absence from his company to be treated for cancer. The company released a statement saying the cause of death was complications related to treatment for non Hodgkin's lymphoma. Adelson was raised in a poor section of Boston and rose from selling newspapers to be one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. He was a well known supporter of the Republican Party and President Trump. Boxes.
FBI Warns Of Groups Calling For ‘Storming’ Of Courthouses Nationwide And In Washington, DC If Trump Is Removed
"And FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News said an unnamed armed group called for storming State capitals, government buildings, courthouses and the U. S Capitol. If President Trump has removed from Office before Inauguration Day, The Homeland Security Department said it would implement the inaugural security plans six days earlier starting Wednesday, when the House could take an impeachment vote. The FBI said the group is planning attacks in D. C and there have been specific threats against President elect Biden, Vice President elect Harris and members of Congress. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS New YORK In Boston, the FBI here says it does not currently don't have any plans. Armed protests at the Massachusetts statehouse over New Hampshire. Rhode Island, Maine Governor Charlie Baker says there's nothing law enforcement. Is aware of here. There are currently no known threats with respect to the state House or any other public building. At this time in Massachusetts, and on we will continue to monitor and track the information that's out there on we will be appropriately prepared for anything that might happen. President Trump meantime, today, taking aim at the prospect of being impeached again, The president calls it ridiculous. This impeachment is causing tremendous anger. Speaking to reporters for First time since the Capitol attack, which Democrats blame on him, the president said the impeachment push is dangerous, but we want no violence, never violence. The House will begin debating impeachment tomorrow, charging the president with incitement of insurrection in urging supporters to March on the capital, but the president's taking no responsibility for the riot. Saying his remarks to backers were totally appropriate. Soccer Megane Washington's president Trump visits section of the US Mexico border wall today on way to celebrate the completion afforded 50 miles of fencing this year. Hidalgo County Democratic Judge Richard Cortez wants the president to stay away in order to prevent large crowds that might bring more positive covert cases. We just modified order to ask all our hospitals not to do elective surgeries because we're 18.8% of our hospital capacity in Texas, the Legislature opening up today and Austin ABC is Jim Ryan says. Talk of Unarmed demonstration and lingering threats of covert 19 of rattles Some lawmakers nerves. Even images of the riot at the U. S. Capitol might not be enough to keep Texas 181 legislators from attending the opening ceremony at the state Capitol. With the specter of a novel coronavirus infection is a different matter to Democratic state representatives from the Dallas area plan to skip the event for fear that it might be a covert 19 super spreader hand there's a B C's Jim Ryan. The first U. S execution of a female inmate and 67 years was supposed to happen today. Right now, though, a court has put that on hold. The judge granted the stay late Monday, citing the need to determine Lisa Montgomery's mental competency. The Kansas woman got the death sentence for killing Bobby Joe, stand it and cutting out her baby. She was planning to raise the child as her own. That girl is now 16. Montgomery had a history of faking pregnancies and tricks dented into believing the two were meeting up so Montgomery could adopt a puppy. Montgomery's lawyers have argued that sexual abuse during her childhood lead to mental illness I'm Julie Walker, Boston native Casino mogul and GOP mega donor, Sheldon Adelson has died of the disease. Jim McKay has more on his life. Adelson was born in Boston and grew up in Dorchester. He rose to become the chief executive officer. The Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns casinos all over the world. Adelson was one of the early casino executives that look to spearhead American based casinos and Asian markets. In his later years, he became known for his major political donations him and his wife were known as the biggest backers of President Trump's re election campaign and 2020. He had been suffering from a cancer related illness recently in the past week. He had taken time off for surgery, his wife confirming this morning that he died of a long illness. Sheldon Adelson DEAD at 87 Jim McKay WBZ Boston's news radio in Massachusetts. Raised filmmaker has died. Director Anna Rose King died January 3rd after losing her battle with lung cancer, family says King died in New York City hospital She directed a total of seven films. One of which was inspired by the passing of her broadcast executive Father Roger King, the movie titled Good Enough Centers on the New York City based flight attendant who seeks to find a lost relative after her father's death. Popular television hover Syria's soon we'll be making its way to the tip of the Cape for filming of their 10th season. WBC's Kim Tunnicliffe takes a look selectman in Provincetown have approved 20th Century Fox is request to film the American horror story anthology in town from February 1st through March 6th selectwoman Lease, King says This could be a big boon for businesses in the area struggling because of the pandemic. It's off season. You're talking about bringing a lot of economic activity town at a time when businesses Could really use those dollars. King is a bit concerned about large crowds gathering due to the popularity of the show. She's seeking assurances that crowd control measures will be in place which enforce existing covert 19 rules and regulations. The cast of 100 will include Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson and Macaulay Culkin. Kevin Tonic, Left WBZ Boston's news radio. Listening
Sheldon Adelson, Billionaire Donor to G.O.P. and Israel, Is Dead at 87
"Donor news eighty-seven-year-old multi billionaire casino mogul and republican party megadonor sheldon adelson has passed died from complications related to treatment for not consume. Tag clinton body count. What but he gives lots of money. He's also heavily influenced policy toward israel and all sorts of stuff and and anybody who wanted to run for president had to go and kiss his ring one of the
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Best days are yet ahead because what we what we know for sure is that what happens here in our city? Influences so much of the rest of the country and, of course, the country. World. And so it's a real responsibility here in New York City, and I'll tell you one thing. I know we're about ready to close Brian. But when I'm there, I'll be on this show everything. Gle Week. We won't miss a single session that After after this term is out, and I would look forward to continuing to talk about things that matter and what we together will be doing. About them? Well, we certainly hope that we can continue our ask the mayor serious with whoever is elected next, and, uh, for being interested in that for yourself. If it's you Really that they're with General Loree Sutton. She's a retired brigadier general who served as the army's highest ranking psychiatrist. She's also also the former commissioner of New York City's Department of veteran services. Now vying for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York. Thanks so much for coming on with us, And as I say to all the candidates good luck on the trail. Thank you so much. Brian. Take care. Stay strong. Rain later on W and my see where it's time for the latest news with David First, David, what's happening? Thanks. Brian. The House of Representatives is expected to begin debate this evening on a resolution calling on the vice president to take action on under the 25th amendment to declare President Trump unable to perform the duties of his office. We will provide Live special coverage from NPR. Starting at 6 P.m.. Here on W N. Y. C. And tomorrow the House takes up debate on a single article of impeachment against President Trump. We will have special coverage from NPR. Starting at 9 A.m. tomorrow. Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China, has died after a long illness. He was considered the nation's most influential GOP donor over the final years of his life. Times setting records for individual contributions during an election cycle. His wife and the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Both released statements confirming Adelson is death. He was 87 years old. Five officers with New York City's probation department who are women of color are suing their employer for discrimination. They say they were paid less and promoted less than their white and male counterparts. Lawsuit, filed in federal court in Manhattan alleges they were underpaid for years while taking on more responsibility. The president of the United Probation Officers Association. The union representing the women, said in a statement that there were quote has been undervalued because our members are predominantly women and people of color. The city's law department says they are reviewing the suit. Covert 19 vaccine rollout took a big jump in New York after Governor Cuomo expanded the list of eligible people from health care workers and nursing home residents to teachers, first responders and everyone over age 75. Double D on Y Sees Fred Mogul reports There have been widespread reports of computer glitches and long phone wait times to reserve a vaccination slot. Christmas Aurora High School teacher proven our from Great Neck, Long Island to a hospital Manhattan because she couldn't find anything closer. I think once you could get an appointment, it's wonderful, but to get disappointment, it was a nightmare. Homo estimates it will take about three months for everyone in the newly expanded group to be inoculated. Since the vaccines released hospitals and other institutions have administered only about half the dose is they've received because their employees are either refusing to be vaccinated or taking a wait and see approach. Even though New Jersey voters approved a referendum to legalize marijuana in the new year, the delis languishing in the statehouse, and people continue to be arrested for marijuana possession. Reporter Amanda Hoover of the Star Ledger and NJ dot com says the stalemate has created a murky legal space. Some defense attorneys argue that the amendment decided by the voters is already in effect. And others saying Not until there is signed legislation. It's really something that Maura Court would have to make the broad decision on so it's not something that will note anytime soon. Unless there's some type of Action brought that would lead this to come before a court. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to speak about the stalled legalization effort during his state of the state address today. 36 degrees now in New York City, Expecting sunshine Blue skies all day today with a high of 42 degrees. This is W N. Y. C. I'm tired of circling around the block to find parking is being stuck in traffic getting old. If you're thinking about saying good bye to your.
Sheldon Adelson Dies at 87; a Giant in the Casino-Resort Industry
"A giant in the casino industry and a major Republican party donor has died. Sheldon Adelson, the son of a cab driver was the founder of the Sands in Vegas and a friend of President Trump's Sheldon Adelson built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China, the billionaire became a huge force in domestic and international politics. In donated massive amounts of money to Republicans. Adelson was the son of Jewish immigrants who became one of the world's richest men. He has died at the age of 87 after a long
Sheldon Adelson, casino magnate who influenced policy from D.C. to Jerusalem, dies at 87
"Philanthropist and a big time Republican donor. Sheldon Adelson has died that word this morning from his wife, who says her husband died after a lengthy illness. Calling Adelson and American Patriots and a strong supporter of Israel Former President George W. Bush says he will be missed by many Adelson, chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Was 87 years old on Wall Street right now.
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Well, earlier this hour, we got world that Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire in Las Vegas. Has died. Mariam Edelson, his wife released a statement confirming that it Wilson's death at the age of 87. He was the biggest donor to the Republican Party. He was son of Jewish immigrants raised with two siblings in Boston. It's eight o'clock. Real news and information 5 70 K L I f A M. Dallas que es es FM HD to Fort Worth. Trying to get more shots into more American arms son, Dave Anthony Fox News. We're in a race against this virus. And quite frankly, we're behind surgeon General Dr Jerome Adams before getting his second covert vaccine dose live on Fox a short time ago, he says the U. S. He's ready to accelerate. Fox is, Tanya J. Powers explains Live. But if the federal government is asking states to no longer hold back the second dose of the two dose covert 19 vaccination For those older than 65. Others at high risk of the original plan had been the whole back half of the U. S stock a vaccine to ensure that those second doses were available states determine who should get the vaccine based on guidance from the CDC. The reversal of the Trump Administration's policy follows last week's announcement by President elect Joe Biden that he plans to release nearly every available dose of the vaccine when he takes office safe. Sonia House Democrats vote tonight on resolution urging vice president Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Trump as unfit. He's not expected to do that. So that will tee up impeachment tomorrow. The president has accepted some blame for what happened last week. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the president expressed the sentiment in a conversation that he had McCarthy relaying that message to his fellow House Republicans on a call yesterday, according to two sources familiar with that call. Now this as the House is said to move Word on a single article of impeachment, incitement of insurrection, the article reads. In part, quote everyone involved in this assault must be held accountable. Beginning with the man most responsible for its president Donald Trump. Fox's Griff Jenkins. Many Republicans imposed impeachment is further dividing the country. Sheldon Adelson has died or the world's richest men and casino operators. His company built the Venetian in the Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip. Adelson was 87 was battling cancer. He's a prominent Republican supporter and big cash toner. Former President George.
Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies
"Well, earlier this hour, we got world that Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire in Las Vegas. Has died. Mariam Edelson, his wife released a statement confirming that it Wilson's death at the age of 87. He was the biggest donor to the Republican Party. He was son of Jewish immigrants raised with two siblings in
Sheldon Adelson, GOP power broker, has died at 87
"Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from lost Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics. His died after a long battle with non Hodgkin's lymphoma. The owner of the Venetian and Palazzo resort on the Vegas Strip was one of the GOP's largest donors. Sheldon Adelson was
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
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"sheldon adelson" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Says. I'll take care of that. I'm sitting in the gallery one day it might be asking my cellphone rings. Did Sheldon Adelson. I guess when you have 43 point, whatever billion dollars, you could get somebody so phone number because I never gave it out. And he said, I want you to call Craig Moon. He's the publisher. He's waiting for your phone call I called Craig Moon at the R J. And he came over to gallery wants around for five minutes and Yeah, we can use you. So I was at the newspaper working here at the gallery, not at the paper. But being a full time employee. And what I did was, I illustrated 197 of my images and a 16 month period. With my Trump Pence drawing Inauguration day being on the front page of the paper and now in the News team and Washington, D. C. And you know, uh, about two years ago, they decided to go in a different direction and eliminated my position, which had you know a lot of people here in the city in an uproar, because, um, they think it's probably the worst decision you RJ ever made. Letting me go. But you know what? One door closes many more open, and I continue to grow here in Vegas. The orange A, which is known to the locals here in Vegas is the U. S. Vegas Review Journal. It is the largest newspaper in all of Nevada. The only paper here in Las Vegas. It's the daily seven days a week. Many sections from sports to entertainment is the primary media. Paper media here in last neighbors. Well, I came to Las Vegas with the goal of being the illustrated to the starts. All.
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"My calls, he said. I'll take care of that. I'm sitting in the gallery One day, it might be asking my cell phone rings and it's Sheldon Adelson. I guess when you have 43 point, whatever billion dollars, you could get somebody so phone number because I never gave it out. He said. I want you to call Craig Moon. He's the publisher. He's waiting for your phone call. I called Craig Moon at the R. J. And he came over today to where you once around for five minutes and Yeah, we can use you. So I was at the newspaper working here at the gallery, not at the paper, but being a full time employees. And what I did was, I illustrated 197 of my images and a 16 month period. With my Trump Pence drawing Inauguration day being on the front page of the paper and now in the news team and Washington, D. C. And you know about two years ago, they decided to go in a different direction and eliminated my position. Which had a lot of people here in the city and it up for because, um, they think it's probably the worst decision you RJ ever made by letting me go. But you know what? One door closes many more open, and I continue to grow here in Vegas, the orange A, which is known to the locals. Here in Vegas is the Las Vegas Review Journal. It is the largest newspaper in all of Nevada, the only paper here in Las Vegas. It's the daily Seven days a week. Many sections from sports to entertainment is the primary media paper media here in last names. Well, I came to Las Vegas with the goal of being the illustrated to the stars. All the entertainment community.
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Selling. His casinos. Ace and talks to sell his properties. On the strip. So Sheldon Adelson, who's a big Donald Trump supporter, and big Republican is getting out of the business and I think he wants $6 billion. For his casinos. The Palazzo and their sister. Whatever the sister casino to that is Why that's while too Big, huge properties. Being sold while this other guy's putting up circa. Crazy, huh? The other selling the Let's see what's being sold here. The plasm And a Venetian. It could be worth $6 billion the Venetian and Palazzo resorts. And someone would pay that like some rich guy who has a ton of dough, and you always want to be a Vegas casino owner. It's like a fantasy for some of those guys, right? So Las Vegas Sands Corporation that's named the company reported a third quarter loss of $565 million. After reporting a prophet same quarter last year. So That's why and they're off to the races. They want $6 billion for him. The disappearance in the wake of covert contributed the second quarter loss of almost a billion dollars for the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Man. Oh, man. No, those guys. They're high rollers. Do you have a company that loses $575 million in one quarter? I mean, that's more money. Then, you know. You know 45 50 60 70 generations. Of most families ever, ever seen. One more money. They lose in a quarter. Right? Imagine that. It's kind of crazy if you lost. That's $575 million in the quarter. They lost if you went to Vegas and you lost $575 not set 5 75 million. If you just lost 575 you bombed out of your mind. That company lost $575 million in one in three months. That's crazy. We're going to check it with George and Orry. Next. It's Conway Show on K if I am for President Trump has nearly a dozen rallies planned in key states during the final 48 hours of his campaign for reelection, Amazon.
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on KCRW
"Frightening warning from the FBI on hackers using malicious software to launch a cyber attack against us. It's based on the best selling book by New York Times National Security correspondent David He, Sanger. About a new form of conflict that is global, inexpensive, invisible and supremely available to small groups. Not just large powers. Jon Mateos, the director of the perfect weapon, and he joins us now from Brooklyn. Thank you so much for being with us. Thanks for having me, Scott. You know, I'm going to ask you plenty of questions about the dangers that cyber warfare poses to the US, But I have to ask you first. Did we fire the first shots across the bow? It appears as if we did Scott because when we attacked the Iranian nuclear program In 2007. The code that we put into the plant was released and everyone knew about it Now there were plenty of covert kind of operations that go on. Probably things will never know about. But that one was let out of the box. And because of that. It appears as if we fired the first shot, and we've been paying for it ever since. Let me ask you about a few attacks. We know about 2013 cyber attack. On Las Vegas that was done in response to something of casino owners. That's right. Well, he wasn't just any casino owner was Sheldon Adelson, a well connected casino that's correct on he had gone online. He was part of Ah symposium where he Talked about actually setting off a nuclear weapon against Iran as a way to stop their nuclear program, and that video went onto YouTube. It went viral and the Iranians found out about it, and they planned a very powerful destructive cyber attack on his sands casino operation. To demonstrate something to him or to the United States. Oh, that's the thing about these sorts of attacks. You know, they're short of war attacks. They're not necessarily attacking our our critical infrastructure all the time, but it sends a message that destructive attack. Is easy for a country like Iran. It's It's an asymmetrical attack, and it made a very strong point. Once it was let out. I mean, the Sands Corporation did everything I could to hide the fact that they had lost $40 million in their technology. But it was let out an incentive, frightening message. And, as David Sanger says in the film, What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas. 2014 cyberattack essentially brought down a Seth Rogan James Franco film, the interview. Which, in fact does race areas questions about freedom of expression On also of you know, a major film corporation, Sony Yeah, that was that was the one that really got so much notice because it became suddenly an international incident. And I have to say it's one of the big issues in the film that I think people will recognizes that that the US is uniquely vulnerable to these kinds of attacks because of our openness because of our First Amendment because of the public square, our weapons against authoritarians regimes don't necessarily have the same effect Hack and dump attacks like what happened at Sony. Are not as effective to countries like Iran and Russia. As your documentary makes playing the Internet research agency in ST Petersburg. They're not just hackers, but in a way novelists and actors, too, aren't they? That's right. You know, it's It's very interesting. They studied All the sort of weak points in the divisions in our society, and they learned to exploit them, and that's right. That's the way they were able to sort of adopt our language and our habits over social media. It was just extraordinary to discover and you know, we're still discovering these sorts of things, and we're watching now, as the Russians change the playbook, and they're not just using their own bus, but they're using what they call useful idiots. They're finding people in the social media networks who they convinced to forward their disinformation. We just saw it on. We're starting to learn a lot more about what was going on with the New York Post story. With Rudy Giuliani in his work in Ukraine. Anytime anyone goes into Ukraine, they have to know that Ukraine, as we say in the film is Vladimir Putin's Petri dish. Is this war? As John McCain termed it a few years ago, it is war. David Singer likes to call short of war because have there been any kind of human casualties. Not yet. It's costs a lot of corporations, tremendous amount of money we saw that go from tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars in 2017 with the not Petra had wannacry attacks. But that may change Scott, which is the concern. When we look at the proliferation of five G networks, and we start thinking about things like driverless cars are air traffic control systems that we run on five G networks. There could be devastating attacks and I do wonder if the future of warfare is, it seems, is going to go from boots on the ground two fingers on the keyboard. Your documentary, I think does raise the question for anybody watching. Should we be so interconnected? You know, should we? Should we be on the road to having our refrigerators tell us when we're out of milk when we're you know, on the other side of the planet and can order it from a service, so it'll be delivered when we get back home. I mean, is Do we really want to live this way? Well, I think the cat's out of the bag. I mean, I think that we That's a foregone conclusion. But what I do think we have to think about a lot is conventions around the use of this kind of weaponry. We have it for nuclear weapons. There are Geneva Conventions about traditional conventional warfare. But there's nothing to constrain the use of cyber weapons. And I think as a a world we need to sort of maybe address that, Mr Mageau, should we be worried about voting in 2020? I think we should always be worried. We should have our guard up. As we see in the film. We have a lot of Officials warning a lot about ransomware attacks. You know what would happen if what has happened in the past two cities like Baltimore? Where you know they're held hostage, you know, should that happen in this election? We don't get an accurate count. It's only going to add to the chaos. John Maggio has directed the documentary The Perfect Weapon. It's based on David Sanger's book now on HBO. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you, Scott..
HBO's New Documentary Warns Of The Dangers Of Cyberwarfare
"The perfect weapon now on HBO is a documentary about a danger. We've all heard a lot about, but don't really know new and frightening warning from the FBI on hackers using malicious software to launch a cyber attack against us. It's based on the best selling book by New York Times National Security correspondent David He, Sanger. About a new form of conflict that is global, inexpensive, invisible and supremely available to small groups, not just large powers. Jon Mateos, the director of the perfect weapon, and he joins us now from Brooklyn. Thank you so much for being with us. Thanks for having me, Scott. You know, I'm going to ask you plenty of questions about the dangers that cyber warfare poses to the US, But I have to ask you first. Did we fire the first shots across the bow? It appears as if we did Scott because when we attacked the Iranian nuclear program in 2007, the code that we put into the plant was released and everyone knew about it. Now there were plenty of covert kind of operations that go on, probably things we'll never know about. But that one was let out of the box. And because of that, it appears as if we fire the first shot, and we've been paying for it ever since. Let me ask you about a few attacks. We know about 2013 cyber attack. On Las Vegas that was done in response to something of casino owners. That's right. Well, he wasn't just any casino owner was Sheldon Adelson, a well connected casino that's correct on he had gone online. He was part of the symposium where he talked about actually setting off a nuclear weapon. Against Iran as a way to stop their nuclear program, and that video went onto YouTube. It went viral and the Iranians found out about it, and they planned, very powerful, destructive cyber attack of his sands casino operation to demonstrate something to him or to the United States. Oh, that's the thing about these sorts of attacks. You know, they're short of war attacks. They're not necessarily attacking our Our critical infrastructure all the time. But it sends a message. That destructive attack is easy for a country like Iran. It's it's an asymmetrical attack, and it made a very strong point. Once it was let out. I mean, the Sands Corporation did everything I could to hide the fact that they've lost $40 million in their technology, But it was let out and incentive, frightening message And, as David Sanger says in the film What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas 2014 cyberattack essentially brought down a Seth Rogan James Franco film the interview, which in fact does raise serious questions about freedom of expression. On also of you know, a major film corporation Sony. Yeah, that was that was the one that really got so much notice because it became suddenly an international incident. And I have to say it's one of the big issues in the film that I think people will recognizes that that the US is uniquely vulnerable to these kinds of attacks because of our open this because of our First Amendment because of the public square. Our weapons against authoritarians regimes don't necessarily have the same effect happened. Dump attacks, like what happened at Sony are not as effective to countries like Iran and Russia.
"sheldon adelson" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Doesn't return my calls. I'll take care of everyone Day, my cellphone and Sheldon Adelson. I guess when you have 43 point, whatever billion dollars, you could get somebody so phone number because I never gave it out. And he said, I want you to call Craig Moon. He's the publisher. He's waiting for your phone call I called Craig Moon at the R J. And he came over to gallery once around for five minutes. And Yeah, we can use you. So I was at the newspaper working here at the gallery, not faithful for being a full time employee. And what I did was, I illustrated 197 of my images and a 16 month period with my trump fence drawing Inauguration day being on the front page of the paper and now in the museum in Washington, D C. And you know about two years ago, they decided to go in a different direction and eliminated my position which had a lot of people here in the city and enough or because They think it's probably the worst decision E R J ever made by letting me go. But you know what one door closes many more open, and I continue to grow here in Vegas, The R J, which is known to the locals here in Vegas is The review journal. It is the largest newspaper in all of Nevada. Theo only paid for here in Las Vegas. It's a daily seven days a week. Many sections from sports entertainment is the primary. Meteor paper media hearing last night. Well, I came to Las Vegas with the goal of being the illustrated starts all.
Iran Conflict Could Shift To Cyberspace, Experts Warn
"After the US killed Iran's top general in a drone strike government officials and Security Act for experts have been warning that Iran could retaliate with cyber attacks. Iran is already suspected in some previous hacks. A Las Vegas Casino some big banks and even some US cities NPR's technology correspondent Shannon. Bond looks exit. What could come next? Top American banks knocked off line. ransomware crippling the city of Atlanta and bombarding servers for financial institutions sounds like Bank of America. PNC and capital. One police officers are writing their reports up by hand. City workers are punching in and out with time clocks Iranian Romanian. Hackers were blamed in both of those attacks in one of the most high profile cases. Hackers destroyed data on computers at the Sands Casino after its billionaire owner Sheldon Adelson Adelson called for a nuclear strike on Iran. Iran's investment in its cyber army dates back to two thousand ten the year the US and Israel are suspected of infecting Iranian Romanian nuclear facility with a powerful computer worm called stuxnet that destroyed critical equipment and set back around nuclear ambitions as a result of the impact impact. That stuxnet had and there renew Richmond program they formed funded trained And an attached to their work and keep it believes very strong cyber capability ability Jordan. More yellow is vice president at cybersecurity firm critical start Iran has created teams of Cyber Warriors inside the Revolutionary Guard Corps. It's elite military right wing. It also relies on proxy groups and hackers aligned with its goals in the weeks since a US. Air Strike Killed The Iranian general. Qassams lemani nationalist nationalist activists are suspected of facing a US government website with pro Iran messages. Kara Frederick Fellow at the Center for a new American security says Cyber Br tools enable a symmetric attacks against American military might by inflicting economic or reputational damage cyber allows them to compete at a level level of parody that they don't have in the physical world. Iran is also used these tactics against other those. US officials blamed Iran for wiping out the data on three quarters of Computers at Aramco Saudi Arabia's giant Whale Company in twenty twelve the threat of military escalation between the US and Iran appears to have eased recently still government officials and security researchers warn that hackers linked to Iran are probing. US companies for vulnerabilities Jordan. More yellow of critical start right now. What what? We're seeing a huge increase in reconnaissance activity so specifically looking for potentially vulnerable servers data-gathering. They're kind the preparing to Battle Plan in cyberspace. Iran's activities have shown its ability to caused financial harm and embarrassment experts. I spoke with say a more serious. Cyber Intrusion Inter critical US infrastructure like electrical. Grids would take more time and effort Orrin Falco. It's a former national security agency analyst and CEO of area one security says he doubts on could carry out a major attack immediately. You know cyber is not a magic meaning that it takes many months of planning planning to achieve specific outcomes. Iran is not alone amping up its cyber capabilities. Researchers say Russia and China present the biggest threats to the American targets. And of course the U._S.. Has Its own digital weapons to use against
Republican casino magnate Adelson cautioned Trump on trade war with China
"Welcome back to fast money. President Trump is rolling the dice on China well that's the big warning from Casino Titan Sheldon Adelson The Wall Street Journal reporting that the Las Vegas San. CEO called President Trump to discuss how escalating trade tensions could hit the US economy and hurt the president in his reelection race course casino stocks among the hardest hit in this trade war. He didn't didn't call President Trump specifically about the casino industry but still coming from casino magnate think. Michelle says one of his biggest backers so you have to. I wonder if there's a subtle pressure being put on so now you look at the casinos. Do they make sense here well. LVS has been as significant downtrend lower lows lower highs for quite some time win on the other hand. You know this one. Oh five to one zero eight level has been support a couple of times so a few of the belief which I am not by the way if you believe there's a deal. Jill round the corner. I think win is extraordinarily cheap. At current levels. I think first of all speaking to the broader element of what Mr Wilson could be talking about in terms of hey look from your political constituency perspective. You fought this battle and you've gained enough points more importantly. You're going to lose the election if the market is not on the sides of the investor so the wealth effect effect is clearly going to be where people are voting back to casinos. I still think Macau's a major part that is also somewhat of a regional dynamic big brother in China. It's Macau but it certainly Hong Kong and I do think as guy points out win has been a poster child here. I'll tell you what at one point eight. The valuation is very very supported as the chart you buy. I mean Hong Kong. Protests have been going on for four months now. Even leading into the seventieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China. It's ridiculous how you expect there to to be less less violet or the story to to gather less newsworthiness and it seems like it's just prevalent constantly but Las Vegas you get Singapore as well as Macau and Vegas I go there. If you want invest yeah I I mean. I think you have to prove to prove themselves to. You're right. There's just too many risks out there and then if there is is lifting of the trade war you're gonNA have all kinds of time to buy these things so for me. It's a no touch at this point. It's interesting that Sheldon Adelson actually called him to to warn about this since it seems like every both both sides of the political aisle are moving more towards being China hawks. If you take a look at all these debates that are going on. We're sorry he has a vested interest interest in making him back off it so you don't necessarily in agreement as much as just lack of aggressiveness on the trade. I just think that ultimately those sheldon probably thinks if he does not do enough in the economy falls pressure on the market pulse pressure that's going to be more important than getting on a limb on China
policy Trump says US will recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights
"Is the tweet about the United States, recognizing the annexation the annexation of the Golan Heights, which is occupied territory, but the but Israel nineteen Eighty-one effectively said, no, no, no. This is ours were never giving this up strategically makes all the sense in the world because Golan Heights is this plateau overlooking the valley right next to the gal Li I think I have it correctly and the missiles rockets used to rain down and Israel. So they took it. And now they have a decent military position. But the entire world looks at Israel as. As an illegal occupier. And for the president to do this. Let's talk about the political ramifications because there's really relates to the Democrats and the candidates who have said we want. No part of this Sanders. Elizabeth warren. Booker Booker, Kamala, Harris who are as far as the Israeli lobbyists. Concerned are pro Palestinian what does that mean in terms of the Jewish lobby money because APEC the largest Jewish organization which has been hundreds of millions of dollars. What does all that mean? So this is what I think prompted the tweet I think it was actually some real strategic Riyan on part of the president first of all the president likes to be seen as just the most pro Israel ever to walk the earth. He and he's encouraged by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who's that's what he's focusing on a lot. Close the President Trump's close allies with people like Sheldon Adelson who are. Sanely lives to that besides making money, they are pro Israel. So that's all of a win. But I think more importantly Trump and his team recognized an opportunity with this congresswoman Omar's perceived antisemitic remarks and Trump realized that if he is able to drive a wedge further out and four democratic primary contenders to be even more anti Israel, Than's already floating out that not only is it a win for Trump and his base because being in the Republican party. It's interesting. It's almost the opposite. Being pro Israel is almost a litmus test these days to be a good Republican. But for Trump if he can choke off another significant support of pocket of money for the democrat eventual democratic nominee that he's a massive win. And it's not as if these dollars now, we'll sit on the sidelines. They will go. Trump Trump will enjoy the benefit of those it was and I thought this to a smart smart move by the presbytery small. So this was not shooting from the hip. This was well fide he knew with one tweet that he could not only choke off the Democrats money. Hap- schizo votes in the process. I don't really that's what it's about it gets choking their money off an unlocking. Not Justice Sheldon Adelson the world. Remember, a pack is technically nonpartisan they do raise money for both sides of the aisle. They don't care if you're pro Israel, they're going to support you, but now boycotting and not attending a pack event. Which? You just never seen. Nobody does especially if it doesn't matter democrat Republican because it's a question of this powerful powerful organization that supports Israel. Well, it's it's the American Jewish organization is what it is. I mean, I think if I had to put a concrete dollar figure what Trump cost the Democrats and probably made himself. I would estimate just in this upcoming cycle anywhere from thirty to one hundred and fifty million dollars believable. What good does it do the book the bookers? And the Kamala Harris is and Elizabeth Warren Sanders to take a stand, which is perceived anti Israel. I think that they just felt that they had no choice because the they're running on the idea of everyone is good. They're the underdog collusion. Exactly. They don't want to alienate anybody don't remember much like Barack Obama didn't really want to take a position you want upset anybody. That's what. The Democrats are doing and what you see in these primaries. It's look it happens on both sides. The Democrats have a primary this go round is when one candidate leading candidates say Sanders anchors out on that position. The wrestling just go to because they don't want to be thought as the lesser of the progressives. Just one quick last one the move towards inclusion by alienating the Jewish lobby and by the way for those people say, oh, there's no Jewish lobby. It's a huge lobby the Cy kid ourselves there just strategically. Yes there. I would if they do here's the deal, they're lobby, but they're not a big enough voting block got difference and the block that these Democrats are chasing are largely minorities. And they don't want to be on the wrong side of that issue. They don't wanna give any other candidate in this race. The ability say I'm more progressive than he or she is and progressive. Means it's not pro Palestinian, certainly a more even-handed say less alienating of anyone. Right. They don't want to say that any there. Then what say that anybody's better than anybody else? They don't wanna do
Michael Cohen testifies before Congress
"Michael Cohen when everyone in this room to think about this the first announced witness for the hundred and sixteenth. Congress is a guy who is going to prison in two months for lying to congress. Mr Chairman, your chairmanship will always be identified with this hearing. What this is hearing for heavy-handedness. Straight up there about the business of the day. I think. Choreograph the whole. Cummings rose out all sorts of historic. These people are crazy than I am. No. He told her staff he told the committee staff, he said, the hearing was his idea he selected this committee. He had to talk Michael Cohen into comment, and most importantly, he had to persuade the chairman to actually have it. He told us took two months to get that job done. But here we this is what Americans like about politics. Yeah. I find the posturing someone convicted of lying to congress has appeared again so quickly in front of congress. Certainly it's the first time a convicted perjurer has Cota or no, he's shirtsleeved, sir. And there's a reason why subject really burning mechanical. Bernie sanders. Canadian we got lots of lawyers on this. No, it's actually sorta slick. I'm a witness to violate attorney client privilege. Mr Chairman, we legitimize dishonesty, we de-legitimize this institution. We're supposed to pursue the truth. But you have stacked the deck against the truth. We're only allowed to ask certain questions even with that amendment. You just told us about Russia's now on the table. You initially told us we can't ask questions about the special counsel can't ask questions about the southern district of New York. Can't ask questions about Russia realized that if he gets stuck in. I'm going to be harmful to the president of the United States and the answers to those questions. I'm gonna come from a guy who can't be trusted. Here's what the US attorney said about Mr. Cohen, Mr. Cohen enjoyed a privileged life, his desire, forever, greater wealth and influence precipitated. An extensive course of criminal conduct. Mr. Colin committed four four distinct federal crimes over a period of several years. He was motivated to do. So by personal greed and repeatedly repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive in could hire a piece of shit like that. They don't care. They just wanna use you Mr. Cohen. You're their Patsy today. They gotta find somebody somewhere to say something. So they can try to remove the president from office. Tom Steiner told him to Tom. Seek organized a town hall guess where cut replaced. George Soros or Charles coke townhall, guess where Sheldon Adelson district in Baltimore. The best. They can find the best. They can find to start this process. Michael Cohen well in this complete waste of time in the circus. Federal inmates. Seems like there's real works. If the congress could be doing. I'll say one thing about the Democrats. Oh, wait, they stick to the playbook. Remember, I'd like myself. Rex the Clinton campaign hired Perkins. QE law firm who hired Glenn Simpson who foreigner Christopher Steele who put together the fake dossier air, we go that the FBI used to go get a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, but when that whole scheme failed and the American people said we're gonna make Donald Trump president. They said we got to do something else. So now Clinton loyalists Clinton operative. Lanny Davis has persuaded the chairman of the oversight committee to give a convicted felon a forum just tell stories and lie about the president of the United States, whatever we can start their impeachment process. Mr Chairman, we are better than this. We are better than this. Are you back? Nicely done. He said everything he knows the chairman actually I want. I jesus. I don't give these back. So. Yeah. Motion motion under rule two K six of rule Baxter chairman. You took seven minutes. I took four. That's how you could operate. I don't follow the rules. That's how you're gonna say. You'll be back. Backward. From the rules. I just have a simple motion. Mr chairman.