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Interview With Cory Doctorow
"Doctor. Wrote welcome to monica. Reads so tell us tell us more about the primus of tax service well attack surfaces the third novel in the little brother sequence at the first two little brother and homeland were young. Adult books about a character. Marcus yellow starts off. His very young teen who is caught in what amounts to a police state when his hometown of san francisco is bombed by terrorists and the department of homeland security swoop in and effectively suspend the constitution and all civil liberties and he and his mates form guerrilla army. Using things like hacked. Xboxes that use cryptographic secured wireless networking to outmaneuver the joss and eventually expelled them from the city and and restore human rights and civil liberties to the population and the third book attack. Surface is a standalone novel for adults and one of the first two are about people who are terrified. By the possibility of technology being used for oppression and excited about the possibility of technology being used for liberation. This third books protagonist is the young woman. Masha maximo who appears in the first two books as a kind of antagonised in the first book we meet her as a vhs contractor. Helping to spy on marcus and his friends even though she's of the same age and from the same background as them in the second book. She's a way bandit working to spy on jihadis and disrupt insurgent networks in iraq for the us government an enormous markup and when we meet her in the third book. she's just gone full cyber mercenary and her job is helping a thinly-veiled version of a company like the ns. Oh group to spy on pro democracy movements on behalf of post-soviet dictator so they can figure out who to round up and torture and murder and she has a reckoning with her conscience. She on the one hand has been spending her whole career finding ways to justify what she does Sneaking secrets out to marcus and his friends so they could blow the whistle wrongdoing or helping marcus escape from the da chest in the first book but by the third book she's really had to Devolve into some pretty self destructive conduct like helping the people that she spies on Defeat the tools that she herself as installing. And that's obviously not sustainable. And eventually she gets fired and worse has to run away from this post soviet republic and finds herself back in san francisco where she discovers to her horror that her childhood best friend who's now on a successor movement to black lives matter is being targeted by the very same cyber weapons that she herself spent her whole life building and while the first two books inspired a really large cohort of technologists and civil rights lawyers and writers and activists and security researchers and cryptographer offers who wanted to use their technical and legal powers for good and to stave off technological apocalypse. And dystopia this. Their book is aimed more at the people who rationalize their way. One decision a time in tech and other industries into participating in a vast confiscation of human liberty and human thriving in service to large corporations and oppressive governments and to talk about what it means to pull back from the brink. When you recognize one day that that you can no longer justify what you've been doing of course corey. That is exactly the situation. We find ourselves in absolutely i mean in two thousand eighteen. We saw twenty thousand google's walk off the job tech won't build it and tech solidarity and no tech for ice and other movements within the giant tech companies are not only organizing around technological issues but also around labor and environmental issues and and you see technologists now reaching outside of their bubble so for example at amazon the movement for justice there within the company spans warehouse workers who are laboring under absolutely ghastly and what should be unlawful conditions and tech workers. Whose initial concern was surveillance and climate. But who discovered that they could not make progress nor could they feel good about their movement unless incorporated the labor concerns of these people at the bottom of the ladder at the company.
Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating ceasefire
"Fragile ceasefire has gone into effect in Nagorno Karabakh region disputed by the former Soviet Republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia. NPR's Lucy and Kim reports from Moscow that both sides already accusing each other of violating the cease fire. Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated talks in Moscow between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan. After more than 10 hours of negotiations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov appeared before reporters questions over the opponent. He announced a cease fire to allow the warring parties to collect the bodies of soldiers and exchange prisoners. Lavrov said more substantive talks under the auspices of Russia, the U. S and France would follow. Fierce fighting broke out in the garden car back, which saw bloody war in the early 19 nineties that left ethnic Armenians in charge of the region. Azerbaijan is now vowing to take it back. Lucien Kim. NPR News. Moscow Sir by Johns for a minister said today that the cease fire would only last for as long as it takes the Red Cross to arrange for the exchange of the debt.
Avoiding war in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
"It wherever you listen to podcasts. The Armenia Azerbaijan fighting could spiral into a larger regional conflict by Ian Bremmer. Intense fighting has erupted nagorno-karabakh a small enclave in the southern Caucasus mountains setting the entire region on edge. This is a fight primarily between Armenia and Azerbaijan two former Soviet republics with long-held grievances over land. The volve of Russia Turkey and others raises the stakes for where a war might be headed. An essence, this is a story of a powerful. Changing history by drawing arbitrary lines on a map that would later spark conflict. The states of Armenia and Azerbaijan were pulled into Moscow or and became part of the Soviet Union in the nineteen twenties though nagorno-karabakh, a mountain region about the size of Delaware was dominated by Armenians. Matt makers made it part of the Jani Soviet republic for decades are Mian complaints about the region's status were ignored and in the final days of the USSR war erupted tens of thousands were killed and more than one million were forced from their homes. A Russian brokered system in nineteen, ninety, four left nagorno-karabakh as part of Azerbaijan but ethnic Armenians with backing from the Armenian government drove most Azerbaijanis from the territory and declared it an independent republic. Low level fighting has continued over the years and an eruption of violence in two thousand, sixteen killed at least two hundred people. There is no peace treaty and nothing has been resolved. In recent years, the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan have sent positive signals. Her budget president and Armenia's prime minister opened the first ever military hotline between the two countries and twenty eighteen and talks brokered by Russia France and the United States. Produced a joint statement and Twenty nineteen that appeared to set the stage for a treaty. But momentum was lost and an eruption of fighting this summer led to popular demand in both countries for a military reckoning. The likely never know who fired the shot that ignited these latest clashes, but dozens of soldiers and some civilians have been killed Armenia and Azerbaijan have each declared martial law outsiders are scrambling to put out the fire UN secretary general, Antonio Terrace as called for a ceasefire. The web of foreign ties in this story is complicated Turkey's president wretched type air to on eager for an opportunity to boost his popularity and shift. The subject from his country's struggling economy fully backs is fellow Turkic Muslims in Azerbaijan while others call for talks air to one insists that Azerbaijan must take matters into its own hands to Armenia occupation of the disputed region. Vladimir Putin's Russia has maintained relations with Azerbaijan and sold weapons to both countries but Russia has a military base in Armenia and is bound by treaty to defend Armenia in war. This means that as in Syria and in Libya is ongoing civil war Russia and NATO member Turkey have A. Interests here Iran which borders both Armenia and as her Badgen has offered to mediate politically active ethnic Armenian populations in both. France and the United States bring those governments into the push for negotiations. Adding to the sense of urgency to halt the fighting nagorno-karabakh is a corridor for pipelines that transport oil and gas from the Caspian. Sea to the international marketplace. If the current clashes explode into full blown war, the damage could be much greater than in the nineteen nineties. This war would be waged with twenty first century, heavy weapons provided by Russia and Turkey. Air To
Enclave on edge: Armenia and Azerbaijan
"Armenia and either by Jan, rejected international calls for a ceasefire yesterday after deadly clashes broke out on Sunday pushing the two countries to the brink of war. Both have declared martial law and total military mobilization. At least one hundred people have been killed in the fighting which is involved artillery strikes and air power. The two former Soviet republics are locked in a decades-old conflict over the disputed province of Nagorno Carla. This marks the second time in less than three months that the countries have come to blows. This time edging closer to all out war one, which could ensnare of Turkey and Russia. We haven't seen detail death tolls from the by Johnny side, but the overall death toll now seems to be well north of one hundred peaches. Ski Is our Turkey correspondent that would make the fighting in nagorno-karabakh the heaviest since two, thousand, sixteen, when at least two hundred people were killed and on pace to be the worst since one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, four, the end of the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and what is that fight about it is about a region known as nagorno-karabakh disputed province legally recognized as part of by John. But controlled by Armenian forces to go back in history. Now, going to cut about had been a part of the Kingdom of a bar via over two thousand years ago and has been real sins by a succession of Empires. But under the Soviets nagorno-karabakh was a part of by John and as the USSR crumbled clashes erupted between the Armenian majority of the region which sought union with Armenia or independence, and the by Johnny minority and these devolved into the brutal war in which about thirty thousand people were killed and about a million displaced. Included episodes of ethnic cleansing and several atrocities. The war ended with a ceasefire in nineteen, ninety four, and as I mentioned or mean forces have held onto nagorno-karabakh itself, end to seven districts surrounding the region. So it's been despite the ceasefire still disputed since then correct not only has been disputed. There have been regular skirmishes the one in two, thousand sixteen, and as recently as this year in July, the sixteen people were killed in. Areas north of GonNa cut above thousands of Azerbaijanis responded to this also to the death of renowned as her by Johnny General by taking to the streets demanding that their government retake all of nagorno-karabakh. So why is it the conflict? This time seems to be escalating. So quickly, analysts see the signs of a much broader military offensive by as by John and a return to a much broader conflict than what we saw in previous years. Some of them told me the saw this as a much better prepared campaign with more troops and fighting on all parts of the line of contact or the frontline, and we're seeing is in addition to heavy weaponry, infantry helicopters and masses of drones on both sides. There's a threat that fighting could spill over into civilian areas and also into areas where pipelines. Deliver gas and oil from by John to Turkey through. Georgia. So it's clear on the ground then that this is a much more serious conflict but I mean, what set it off? There's a belief on both sides that there is no political solution, the new Armenian Prime Minister Nicol. Chagnon in his speech last year called for the reunification of the crowd about Armenia. Azerbaijan side feels that the only way it can recover at least parts of going to cut about or the outlying provinces is through force. Perhaps because of covid nineteen, there has been next to no international mediation of the conflict since this spring and that is said to have led to the clashes in July and the failure to mediate in the aftermath of July may have precipitated. What we're seeing today people in the region say that to some extent they saw this. Coming for miles and international community failed to prevent it and what is the international community's response. Now that it's escalated, the U. N. Security Council has called on the two sides to put an end to the fighting the European Union, the United States and Russia have also called for a ceasefire unlike other international actors Turkey has urged by John to push forward and edge of type air to one Turkish president said on September twenty eighth that peace would only come to. The region wants Armenia withdrew from Nagorno cut about his spokesperson added the next day that Turkey was quote unquote fully ready to help Azerbaijan, recover the enclave reports indicate that Mr Government has sent Syrian mercenaries who help Azerbaijan. It is also providing drones to the other by Johnny Army and our media accused Turkey of shooting down one of its warplanes, which is a charge that Turkish officials have denied and you mentioned Russia calling for a ceasefire how is Russia involved escalation? On the part of other by John or further, Turkish involvement could also drag in Russia which sells arms to Azerbaijan, but also has a mutual defense pact with Armenia. So in theory because not going cut about is not legally part of Armenia Russia is not under any commitment to defend Armenia in case of an attack on they're going to cut about and so far. In fact, Russia has only gone so far as to ask Turkey, to back its calls for a ceasefire. If Armenia dust come under attack by Azerbaijan or by Turkey, it seems Russia will have no choice but to defend Armenia and do you think that's the way things are heading I mean is there a way to calm the tensions here so far calls for a ceasefire have fallen on deaf ears it may be that Azerbaijan will succumb to Russian pressure and that both sides will. Lay Down Arms. It may be that other by John will simply settle for partial gains especially in the seven district near not going to talk about and declare victory, which would placate public opinion at home but this may yet get out of control.
Russian opposition leader was poisoned with military-grade nerve agent, Germany says
"Doctors are treating the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. They say tests confirm he was poisoned Nova Chuck, a synthetic nerve agent, developed as an assassination tool by the former Soviet republic not found in nature or anywhere else, it seems but top secret Russian military labs. I think the finger points pretty conclusively, the Russian state analyst in bond, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, says she's consulting with you and NATO allies about an appropriate response. Wild guess whatever that response is, it will not end the ongoing poisonings, disappearances and apparent suicides of President Putin's critics. Vicki
Former Green Beret charged spying for Russia
"Virginia man charged with spying for Russia when he was an army Green Beret will be in court Monday in Alexandria. Peter Devon's of Gainesville, was arrested yesterday. Prosecutors say he met with Russian intelligence agents for more than a decade, divulging military secrets about his unit's activities in the former Soviet Republics.
Former Army Green Beret charged with spying for Russia
"Former army Green beret living in northern Virginia's arrested for allegedly divulging military secrets about his unit's activities in the former Soviet Republics. The indictment says Peter Devon's told authorities that he considered himself a son of Russia. This is AP News
Belarus' leader rejects calls to rerun presidential vote
"The embattled president of Belarus tried to put on a show of strength on Sunday holding a rally with tens of thousands of supporters and rejecting any possibility of repeating the vote that gave him a sixth Tom But opponents countered with a fall launch a demonstration that attracted as many as two hundred, thousand people. Alexander Lukashenko who has ruled the former Soviet republic of nine point five, million people since nineteen ninety-four lashed out at the west and declared to his crowd that the country would perish as a state if the election will rerun. About fifty thousand people listened to Lukashenko. In a square near the main government building in the capital of Minsk. But as he spoke throngs of supporters streamed to their own rally about one and a half miles away, it was the eighth straight day of anti-government rations during his twenty six years in office. Lukashenko has repressed opposition figures and independent news media. But this year protest is fed up with the country's declining living standards and Lukashenko's dismissal of the coronavirus pandemic of pose the biggest challenge to his rule the sixty five year old president claimed on Sunday that Western powers were gathering military units in countries along Belarus's western borders and denounced suggestions by some. Western nations that Belarus should repeat the August ninth presidential vote echoing similar language from US President Donald Trump Lukashenko clad. If we follow their lead and rerun the election, we will perish as a state a day off to saying he and Russian President Vladimir. Putin would send unspecified security assistance to the former Soviet republic. If Lukashenko asked for it, NATO dismissed the president's claim about troops gathering tweeting there is no NATO buildup in the region. European Union foreign ministers have rejected the election results and on Friday began drawing up a list of officials in Belarus could face sanctions if Lukashenko would to resume a harsh crackdown, the response from the West could be even stronger.
Belarus Opposition, In Exile, Appeals To U.S. Not To Recognize Contested Election
"Of Belarus is Democratic Opposition to President Alexander Lukashenko has been Svetlana Tohno scare a political novice running in the place of her imprisoned husband. She drew huge, enthusiastic crowds as she campaigned around the country. After Lukashenko claimed have 1 80% of the vote Sunday, She accused him of massive vote rigging and suddenly went missing. She reappeared in neighboring Lithuania, leaving a cryptic emotional video message was nature. Yeah, to say the companion, you know, she said, I thought this campaign and make me tough enough to withstand anything. But I've had to make a very difficult decision. Svetlana can not speak at this particular moment. Sins. Her husband is kept in prison, and probably they told before that he would not to survive the prison in case Svetlana would start to speak. Openly against this regimen would start to call people to the streets. That's hilarious Step cholera when, if taken Oscar's political allies, he too, is an exile. NPR reached him by Skype while he was in a taxi in neighboring Ukraine. Szukala on T entrepreneur and former Bella, Russian ambassador to the U. S. Was one of the main presidential contenders against Lukashenko. But like Tino Oscar's husband, Sergei, Color was denied registration is a candidate. He fled Belarus was his two Children amid pressure from authorities. His wife, Veronica, stayed behind to work on his campaign but has now also left Belarus. We expect that we will be united. They're very soon in one or two days, this political campaign brought duster different country sent to different places, and finally, we will be able to be together Psychologist now trying to get support from the European Union and the US The leaders of China and many former Soviet Republics were quick to recognise Lukashenko's reelection, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. We are very upset. We are very disappointed on the fact that Putin congratulated. You know Lukashenko with the results off the presidential campaign, we should be to be completely false. Candidates of collar was seen as a favorite with his diplomatic and business experience. Video on our website chasing Carla and his wife meeting voters during an opposition protest in downtown Minsk. The summer, Lukashenko figured that by barring Tikal and others from the election, you could afford to let one Oscar run and humiliate the opposition. Yeah. General soon. Practice can show you the one. I swear, I hardly think about, Schenkel said in a TV interview before the election calluses after his violent crackdown on the opposition this week. Lukashenko has blood on his hands. We would like the U. S. Government support Belarus people. And recognize Svetlana as the only legitimate leader in the Republic of Miller's planet taken Oscar's from's toehold, New free and Fair elections if she takes office. Valerie. It's of color has not given up his ambition to become the president of a Democratic Belarus. Lucien
U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Republic of Georgia
"The US and the UK joining the country of Georgia in blaming Russia for a cyber attack of the former Soviet Republic last full strike knocks thousands of websites offline I did trip to TV broadcasts sector state Mike Pompeii OPEC using Russia's military intelligence agency that is the G. R. U. eight speed accused by western governments of all castrating a series of cyber attacks in
Pompeo: Belarus Doesn't Need To Pick Between U.S. And Russia
"Strengthening ties between the US and Belarus your nation should not be forced to be dependent on anyone partner for your prosperity or for your security secretary of state Mike Pompeii in Minsk on the heels of Russia's move to cut off oil and gas supplies to the former Soviet Republic the secretary offering Belarus American oil at competitive
"soviet republic" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Shop ari immigrated here from Russia from communists were social and let's let's put it this way USSR is United socialist Soviet Republic so it's socialist let's just knock that out which religion is was not allowed your religion was communist and without god people when we immigrated here actually we came here under Jewish these are even though I'm Catholic I'm a practicing Catholic and believe it or not I actually practice Jewish Jewish practices as well because it's the Old Testament without religion you create this new you create soul was not that's why people do not have respect for one another that's why people cannot support one another that's why they can't love one another because when you have a god god equals love you and just nailed on something Andy it's instructive point in many respects it is an inherently human condition to desire something greater we all at our best and sometimes at our worst want to be part of something greater an understanding of something that's bigger and when you remove an element of faith of god when there is nothing that is a part of that moral compass it's natural to replace it with other things to replace it with politics to replace.
"soviet republic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Turn now to the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan where a commercial passenger jet crash this morning with ninety eight passengers and crew on board at least twelve people were killed including the pilot and many more were injured the plane was taking off from a Monty International Airport when it went down and has leucine Kim is with us he's been following this story from Moscow had listen good morning so what we know at this point well the airline involved is called back air which is billing itself as Kazakhstan's first low cost carrier the airline's website shows as scheduled service to ten cities in Kazakhstan which is a huge country in Central Asia it's about four times the size of Texas flight twenty one hundred was flying from all my T. the country's largest city and commercial capital to newer soul Tom the political capital six hundred miles away there were nine ninety three passengers aboard and five crew members one passenger told a local website that the plane took off completely normally and then about a minute or two into the flight there was a strong shaking the plane continued to gain altitude and then fell it hit the ground struck a two story building and the and the fuselage broke apart according to the airport there was no fire which may account for the low death toll the airport has posted a list of sixty survivors on Facebook and officials say there forty nine passengers in the hospital eighteen in critical condition I mean and a terrible crash but sounds like it it could have been much worse if they're if they're gonna fire breaking out on what what kind of plane was this the plane is a Dutch built Fokker one hundred it's a commuter jet which is no longer being manufactured the company actually went bankrupt in nineteen ninety six because it could not compete with Boeing's seven three seven back air the airline owns seven of these planes which are still flown by airlines around the world though no longer in the United States this particular plane was configured for one hundred passengers so it was almost a full flight I know it's early but in any talk from officials of of the actual cause here well the countries deputy prime minister said the cause could be pilot error or technical issues the country's president has said that there's already a government commission investigating and he said that it you know all those who were at fault for this accident will be punished to the full extent of the law hello of course at this point we don't know the cause and whether any laws were were violate I I guess I gotta ask you in in this part of the world I mean when these type of disasters happen their investigations did do we ever really see real change to infrastructure or or anything well the short answer is no authorities always pledge to get to the bottom of things but unfortunately there's a Soviet tradition of in transparency and a lack of accountability so we may for even find out the reason why the plane crashed but it's not clear at all that will that will lead to any changes and centers Moscow correspondent losing Kim reporting on this plane crash at this morning the planet just taken off the largest city in Kazakhstan listen thanks.
Pressure builds on Pompeo as impeachment inquiry charges ahead
"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii is in Germany to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall Germany of course being far away from the impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill which is probably just fine with the secretary who has tried to avoid the spotlight in the impeachment drama nevertheless career diplomats have been testifying and Pompeii does not come across very well in those depositions as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports Mike Pompeii says he walk down memory lane today visiting a Germantown where he served in the U. S. army during the Cold War following him though are many questions about US policy toward the former Soviet Republic of Ukraine at issue is whether the administration delayed security assistance this summer in order to get the Ukrainians to open investigations that are of personal interest to trump what happened in Washington this year was that we provided two hundred and fifty million dollars worth of security systems defense assistance than a hundred and forty million dollars or so of additional security systems just like happened in fiscal year eighteen and fiscal year seventeen he didn't comment on the delay in that aid or the reasons behind it nor did he answer a question about the ambassador he recalled from Ukraine earlier this year Maria von of it too is facing a series of false allegations spread in part by trump's lawyer Rudy guiliani she's testified that she was told she did nothing wrong but that the secretary could no longer protect her from home Pompey was asked at that press conference with Germany's foreign minister you can see the media in Washington suffix and a lot of things that you and I didn't spend any time talking about today house committees have released hundreds of pages of closed door testimony ahead of next week's public hearings one longtime diplomat Mike McKinley said in his deposition that he tried several times to get Pompeii to put out a statement of support for your bondage in late two September and after reading that trump colder bad news and a phone call with Ukraine's president Pompeii would only say that McKinley didn't raise concerns when you've on of its was first withdrawn from Ukraine in may when that took place he didn't say anything to me McKinley quit before testifying about his contacts with Pompey on this in another deposition the current acting ambassador bill Taylor described the cable he sent upon pale raising concerns about what he called the folly of withholding security assistance to Ukraine at a time when Russia was watching he didn't get a response though he heard that the secretary brought those concerns to the White House the White House is called those who have testified radical unelected bureaucrats a former ambassador to Ukraine Stephen Piper's says many are frustrated that Pompey has not stood up for diplomats who are carrying out US policy nor has he distanced himself from trump's private lawyer who is pushing the president's personal agenda I think he's done a lot of damage in the last five or six months by his silence on for example what happened to investor Ivanovic and then the recent criticism leveled at his officers and it creates the impression that you know his audience is really one person is sitting at sixteen hundred Pennsylvania Avenue that sentiment is echoed by Alexander Vershbow a three time U. S. ambassador and former deputy secretary general of NATO secretary Pompeii this clearly made a calculated decision to stand with president trump and possibly support the White House smear campaign against state department officials who have chosen to uphold their oath of office those who have testified do so under subpoena without public support from palm pale but he didn't today that help might be on the way at least to cover part of their mounting legal fees Michele Kelemen NPR news the state
Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal
"Self it turns out that Republicans don't trust Democrats very much to hold one on a standard why well because of Republicans do a thing it is considered very bad if Democrats in the exact same thing it is considered unquestionably decent let me give you a perfect example big headline from NBC news today trump blames energy secretary Rick Perry for Ukraine call at center of impeachment inquiry it's a present from his dad Rick Perry why because Rick Perry was pushing for the call why was Rick Perry pushing for the call because you wanted to open up natural gas and oil development in Ukraine to the west why does this matter because then the eight P. has a piece called profit not politics what's some from the allies did in Ukraine quote as Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald trump's main political rivals a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet Republic they're in for profit not politics this circle of businessmen in Republican donors how did connections Giuliani and trump I'm trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine's massive state gas company the plan was then secure lucrative contracts to companies controlled by from allies according to two people with knowledge of their plans the effort to install a friendly a management team at the helm of the gas company called now still dies would we taken up by Ukraine's new president with Ukraine's new president by US energy secretary Rick Perry slate of candidates included a fellow Texan who's one of Perry's past political donors now you may be saying yourself hold up a second am I supposed to be suspicious of Rick Perry because Rick Perry has friends who are in the Ukrainian natural oil and gas sector in maybe are using dropping names in order to get ahead what if I switch in Emporia instead of Rick Perry just said Joe Biden I will I be suspicious anymore or does this vision disappear proof we're supposed to pretend it's not suspicious at all one hundred Biden ends up with no oil or natural gas experience pulling down fifty grand a month because Daddy's vice president of the United States I like that is that really is it like that this is why people are going nuts a okay you're gonna tell me it's super corrupt when friends of from are doing business in Ukraine with oil and natural gas but what is Joe Biden's son they were supposed to pretend that none of this matters at all like at all in all we're supposed to pretend that Joe Biden is pure as the driven snow and so is hunter Biden and any questions you ask about them are fully illegitimate yet again for the one thousand time if Donald Trump has no evidence and no serious questions to be asked about your by your hundred mine he's going after them for political purposes by leveraging military aid to a country under the front of the Russians in order to go after his political opponents solely and completely because of not corruption and nothing is one sixteen any election interferes with any of that but simply because he doesn't like Joe Biden not only that wrong it's impeachable but are we there yet I think we have a ways to go there first we'll get back to that
Profit, not politics: What some Trump allies did in Ukraine
"As Rudy guiliani pushed Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald trump's main political rivals a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet Republic their aims were profit not politics for sources interviewed by the Associated Press say a circle of Republican businessmen touted connections to guiliani and trump the while trying to install new management and Ukraine state gas company their plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by trump allies the effort to install a new management would soon be taken up by energy secretary Rick Perry who pressed Ukraine's president to fire the company's supervisory board and print replace them from a list he
How The Danske Bank Money Laundering Scheme Involving 230 Billion Unraveled
"Money laundering is the way clever crooks hide individually spend all the money they've stolen in this tale about what's believed to be the biggest money laundering scheme in history. It involves nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars a very suspicious money from Russia and the former Soviet Union that was funneled into the western banking system, right, under the noses of major banks and regulators in the United States in Europe, who either facilitated it or turned a blind eye at the heart of it is a whistle blower, who found one loose thread in decided to pull on it. Howard Wilkinson is an Oxford man, cautious prudent and a bit of a stickler after his cover was blown last fall in a newspaper article is the person who uncovered the scandal he has spent much of his time wandering the British countryside. Trying not to be found. A whistle blower in a case involving two Russian money. It's not a good place to be you're still concerned, you've got to the very nature of the people who want to learn the money, probably means that not the so you want to go down the pub and have a pint with, but he did sit down with us and told his tale about a financial crime. So big it's hard to fathom and number that's reported for the whole thing over the six or seven years is two hundred and thirty million dollars of suspicious, money one Bank one Bank, two hundred and fifty branch branch Wilkinson had worked. There is a mid level executive for dansko back the biggest financial institution in Denmark, and one of the most respectable banks in Europe is head of markets for the Baltics. He worked out of a branch into Lynn Estonia, the former Soviet Republic now a NATO member right next door to the Russian bear. There were Cancian's, but also business. -tunities in Wilkinson, eventually discovered his branches. Biggest business was converting Russian rubles of highly questionable origin in the Chris clean on traceable American dollars customers will be calling every morning fleas. I want to sell twenty million rubles by Dulles. We would quote them the price that they would get the Dulles Doulos. basically, that was that was the last part of what we did. And there was nothing legal about that. Frank supposed to check the money coming in. Is it clean on the Bank supposed to check what does the money go in the end and you're saying it wasn't being done? Evidently, it wasn't being done. That's an example liberty understatement. International money, laundering laws require that banks know their customers and report suspicious transactions to thorns yet suspicious. Transactions would turn out to be the vast majority of the business in the banks non-resident portfolio, which was made up of clients from Russia as her by John and other. Former Soviet states, a lot of this money came into the Bank was out the door the next day, right? The next day or you think it was that slow. The customers would every everyday they would sell rubles dollas in that would be what we'd say we didn't, we didn't see where the money went, so your businesses really execute the traits, basically. The clients absolutely, not, not the clients job Wilkinson was assured was being done by a special committee that carefully screened, all international customers before they were allowed to open an account. He discovered otherwise almost by accident when a colleague asked him to help with some paperwork on one of the banks. Big customers, a British company called Lantana trade L, L P to me being British the face place to look for financial information about companies, the public register public apparently this was rocket science. This is rookie science and I wanted to have to pass it. Wilkinson consulted a British government website known as companies have paid while pound one dollars thirty. The company's financial statements and it was a bit strange because it said that the company was Dolman not Dolman means the company hasn't done a single transaction. He knew that couldn't have been right. Having looked Atlanta's banks tape how much Lantana money was passing through the back up to twenty million day, twenty million a day sometimes not exactly dormant is not to the public documents raised other suspicions, when panacea to be a British company in name, only with the postal address it an unremarkable office building in north London that it shared with at least sixty four other show companies with accounted dansko Bank, Estonia and connections to remote exotic places known for banking secrecy in money laundering. So we've got a UK company with a registered office in north London with an accountant, Estonian, Bank, actually, on by Russians and the, the onus of. From the Seychelles, and the mosh alliance to Wilkinson it screamed money, laundering, he explained what he found the people at the Bank, who handled the Russian accounts and was told that it was a simple paperwork. Screw up that would be fixed. Thirteen months later, he heard that Lantana had been told the take its banking business. Elsewhere, among the concerns was money laundering by a member of the Putin family sanctity, Mr. eagle Putin. Who's I think the cousin of the Russian president that are links to the FSP? The FSBA is, I think the success of KGB's some sort of secret police the people running the company have been associated with several banks going bust in Russia and absecon Tim stance. stances eager Putin, the president's first cousin is been associated with other Russian money laundering schemes, but as always professed his innocence, the Howard, Wilkinson hearing, the Putin name was further confirmation that something was wrong to do that. This needs to go to copay in this need to go to that head office. So I made a whistle blowing reports to full, very senior executives including one of the executive board whistle blogger, Paul about what's happened. What seems to be real concerned that others at the Bank might be involved in a cover-up Wilkinson decided to look into three more of the thanks customers that were registered in Britain up three pounds on, I took they counts for these next three and they will false your four for four full. Is it possible that people just could have missed this? Well, then went sixteen sixteen by looking at twelve so of which fifteen with the same address. So, yeah. Some point is stocks being possible to coincidence, not just with the account. So folks, they counsel basically look the same just change a couple of numbers where they will basically look the same when you started doing all this, what did people say to you at the back, nothing nothing? Exactly nothing. People stop calling around to say, is it true that a high ranking executive at the Bank told you, quote. The spank is not the police, the Bank has no obligation to report false clients accounts to the authorities. So frustrated with the lack of action Wilkinson resigned and took his family back to Britain. It would take nearly five years for dansko Bank to come up with answers after printing from the Scandinavian in European press after reviewing more than six thousand non-resident accounts, it, acknowledged that news conference last fall, that it's tiny Estonian branch was the gateway for what may be the largest money laundering case in history. I'd only scratched the surface, however, huge numbers saying to me back in twenty thirteen back in twenty fourteen unbelievably, I just scratched the surface of actually going on in the pike. Do you have any idea what percentage of that money was dirty? They said the almost all the customers was suspicious so far at least eighteen former dansko Bank employees are facing charges in the case including. Former CEO Thomas Borgen in his chief financial officer, the Bank itself faces four counts of violating the Danish anti money laundering, at Danske Bank itself, admits to a complete breakdown of every single internal control. This isn't one or two mistakes. This is a mistake of their entire system over years of which they profited, immensely, attorney Stephen Cohn, who has been representing whistle blowers for more than thirty years. And is Howard Wilkinson's lawyer says dansko Bank is not the only one that's profited from the scheme. Most of the two hundred thirty billion dollars pass through big, New York banks undetected for years. What does that sheer number two hundred thirty billion dollars? Tell you, we'll first off, it's almost impossible, but your hands around you dealing with major financial institutions, worldwide, who are complicit. When you sit complicit what do you mean? The. Moment. You're doing money laundering, and large amounts of money, billions, hundreds of
What Does the Word 'Caucasian' Really Mean?
"Today's episode was brought to you by the new Capital One saver card with which you can earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment. That means four percent on checking out that new restaurant everyone's talking about and four percent on watching your team win at home. You'll also earn two percent cashback at grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases. Now when you go out you cash in what's in your wallet? Welcome to brainstorm a production of iheartradio. Hey, brain stuff, Lauren Vogel bomb here. If you've ever watched a police procedural, you've probably heard a description of a suspect that goes, something like this. The suspect is a six foot one hundred and eighty pound Caucasian male wearing a white t shirt jeans, and so on, but what does Caucasian really mean, it's easy, of course, to acquaint Caucasian with white, but that one word Caucasian touches on issues much deeper than skin color it kindles questions of race and the very origin of humans it even exposes the topic of whether race exists outside of our own weird minds. Spoiler in humans. No genetic basis exists to separate our species into races. We spoke with Joseph graves, a professor of nano engineering and the intern dean at the joint school of NATO science and engineering in Greensboro, North Carolina. He said there's no scientific justification for use of the term Caucasian. It's actually a nineteenth century INTERPOL logical idea that was based around a false conception of the origin of the human species. I was in the caucus mountains the caucus mountains run from the Black Sea to the west to the Caspian Sea on the east in an area, that's considered by many as the crossroads between eastern, Europe and western Asia. These mountain ranges two of them, the greater and lesser are due east of Italy due north of Iraq and do west of India. The southern tip of Russia. Lies to the north of the Caucasus mountains to the immediate South Georgia, a former Soviet Republic. This is where Caucasians true Caucasians. Call home people from Georgia rusher Azerbaijan and Armenia hail from that area. But Caucasians as I identified by German Interpal, just union Frederick bloom Bach, and as some still think of the group today lay claim to a lot more real estate than that in seventeen ninety five in the third edition of his book, titled on the natural varieties of mankind. Blooming book building on work by sweeter, scientists careless Lineas and others used the word Caucasian to describe one of his five races of man, he determined each through scientific. Methods like the measuring of skulls and tied each distinct. Geographic regions Caucasians were as Bloomberg presented them the white race and included people not only from the caucus region. But also those from Europe northern India and parts of northern Africa. The other groups Bloomberg identified tied loosely skin color were Malaysian native American and Mongolian though, Bloomberg found that the quote, many varieties of men are as present known to be one and the same species his work. Nonetheless was seen as giving scientific credence to the concept of biological race. Over the years that notion has been abused in order to separate groups of people often by skin color and to declare through some bastardisation of science the superiority of one race over others. Also years after Bloomberg scientists found that the earliest humans didn't come from the caucus, but from Africa in modern day, the opium. Copa classifying humans into races. Whatever boombox intentions continues today. The term Caucasian is still rolled out occasionally and not only on TV police dramas grave said I was just at a conference here in Minnesota where researcher from South Africa kept referring to herself and others in her country as Caucasians, I think it is very very much a white supremacist racist ideology, I think it has to do with your Centric, racial ideology. People wish to hold onto the special designation exemplified by this term Caucasian beyond Caucasian. The US census bureau has its own definition of race, quote, a person self-identification with one or more social groups and asks respondents to choose from its own categories, white black or African American Asian American Indian and Alaska native native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander. The census allows those survey to choose some other race as well the census bureau's definition of race, but it self identified and based on social groups. Is different than blooming box in that. It's notably social not scientific and supports the now widely accepted finding that race is not something that supported by science genetically speaking someone can't be of the white race or the Caucasian race or the Mongolian race. We are of one species, according to the national human genome research institute, humans are ninety nine point nine percent identical in genetic makeup. Gordon hudson. A professor of psychology at Canada's Brock university explained in psychology today. Scientists generally do not recognize races biologically meaningful yet scientists including me discuss race and described the racial composition of our samples to be clear. I'm not advocating that we ignore race. In fact, there are many dangers ignoring raises a social topic race's real but race is socially real not biologically real. Yet, the term Caucasian despite its problems has proven stubbornly resilient, some people perceive it as being more scientific or dispassionate than saying white. Even though the exact opposite is true based on the words origins from a proven Lee incorrect hypothesis and later used to perpetuate prejudice in two thousand four graves wrote a book called the Ray Smith. Why would pretend race exists in America from the introduction? Quote. We must recognize that the underlying biological diversity of the human species cannot be artificially portioned into races because races are simply not biologically justified. If we can understand that all allegiance to racism is ideological not scientific then we may be able to silence. The biggest once and for all. As episode was written by John Donovan and produced by Tyler clang, brain stuff is a production of iheartradio's how stuff works for more on this and lots of other social topics. Visit our home planet has stuff works dot com. And for more podcasts, I heart radio. Visit the iheartradio app apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. Today's episode of brain stuff is brought to you by AT and T and it can wait eighty two percent of people admit to using their smartphone while they're driving. We're all used to seeing it. But ninety three percent of people don't approve of distracted driving. We feel awkward speaking up about it. And it's time that changed because it's not worth the risk a text alike, a selfie whatever it is when you're driving. It can wait. So the next time you see a friend family member or other human using their phone while they're driving. No that it's okay to say something distracted driving's, reckless speak up. It can wait. 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"soviet republic" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"That took place with him. The Obama administration was threatening to pull a one billion dollars in US loan guarantees sending the Soviet Republic toward insolvency, we former Soviet Republic toward insolvency. Were they looking to do they wanted the immediate firing of prosecutor General Viktor Shokhin? Here's what he said. You're not getting the billion dollars. I'm going to be leaving here in about six hours. I'm leaving six hours. The prosecutors not fired. You're not getting the money. Goes on well as so be he got fired. And they put in place someone who is solid at the time. This is vice-president boasting. But there's apparently more than meets the eye. On former vice president Joe Biden who is expected to announce he's running for president this week. A lot of baggage here that could could sink his effort to become president of the United States. One person who has followed the spectacle of the vice presidents financial dealings and that of his family. Is an investigative journalist novelist author. Also, the president of the government accountability institute referring to argued friend Peter Schweitzer's back with us. Good morning and welcome back to the broadcast, sir. Thanks for having me. Well, I want to jump right in and talk about Joe Biden because I think the perception for a long time is this guy's been pretty clean. You know? He's pretty solid. He is portrayed as being kind of the leader of the pack in the most likely person to do well in the polls in running for president. What's the problem with this guy? He's not Mr Clean. Well, here's here's the problem. Joe Biden has engaged in what I call offshore and corruption during his public service career, what do I mean by off-shoring corruption? Well, if you're a politician, you know in you take money that's a crime. And even if you get it legitimately, you have to disclose it. Same thing for your spouse. But if you hear money and deals to your adult kid that doesn't have to be disclosed. And when Joe Biden was vice president of the United States. He was the Obama administration's point person for US policy towards Ukraine and China, President Obama said that explicitly the problem isn't during that time, Joe Biden's, son hunter, Biden a series of lucrative deals involving corrupt oligarchs before in government involving both China and Ukraine and eastward deals that he had no reason to get yet. No background in the areas that he got those deals and the numbers are eye-popping in the case of China. He'd secured a one billion dollar that's with a b private equity deal with the Chinese government this for a guy who's very small firm. He had no background in China, and he had no background in private equity. So it's off-shoring corruption and Joe Biden has made his family wealthy through the series of of deals. This is pretty amazing. That's a l-. A lot of money. How was this explained? When this happened. Well, it hasn't been explained. I mean, here's the curious thing, you know. So I I wrote about this in my book secret empires, which reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list. And with the exception of the Wall Street Journal for asking Joe Biden about it. Nobody else has and when the Wall Street Journal asked him all Biden did was attacked me. You know, the old saying if you can't deal with the fact attack the messenger that was basically as approach, but you know, here's what we know that none of this is in dispute December twenty thirteen Joe Biden is vice president of the United States flying on air force two for a series of meetings in Asia, including Beijing on the plane within is his son hunter, Biden and hundred Biden hit created when his advocate. Vice president is small financial boutique firm called Rosemont Seneca partners. They go to Beijing China, and Joe Biden is criticized on that trip for going very soft on the Chinese. He doesn't. Raise any real serious questions about the South China Sea about human rights about trade about a whole host of issues. Ten days after they return in Rosemont, Seneca partners gets a one billion dollar private equity deal from the Chinese government, not from a Chinese company not from an American company in China, but from the Chinese government itself, and that gets expanded one point five billion dollars a few months later. So here we have a situation where the vice president's son is doing deals with foreign governments that Joe Biden is supposed to be standing me for and representing American interests. I mean, it's a huge problem. And that's the first of a series of three deals that hunter Biden does while his father's vice president with Chinese government entity. And then you go, you know, halfway around the world Ukraine, Joe Biden is negotiating with the Ukrainian governments and doling out US dollars in that country well hundred. Guidon gets a thought on the board of a Ukrainian energy company called Burris Vaa, which everybody acknowledges in the business press is a highly corrupt company entre Biden, we have financial records there's more than three million dollars that flows into an account. So that he is drawing money from over just a fourteen month period and keep in mind that as it is with China hundred Biden has no background in Ukraine, and he has no background energy policy. So there's really no legitimate straightforward explanation. As to why he got these deals other than these foreign governments saw that, you know, businesses open and they wanted to business with the Biden's because they are expecting to get favorable treatment from Joe Biden in return. Now, you mentioned the fact that you've published this book and brought a lot of these details out is this the source of any focus of any inves. At all by thorns. I don't know about that. I do know that other reporters are starting to look into this. The Sunday Times of London did a piece I think it was last Sunday on this issue of quoted me and the book, and I think that is Joe Biden enters the race. I mean, the reports are it's going to be some time this week on Wednesday or maybe Thursday. I think it's going to have to be a central issue comes up, and I'd be surprised if others running in the democratic primary don't bring it up because it is a huge issue of on ability. Everyone's very contrary to his image as sort of Joe six pack, the guy that's been forty years in public service. It's never really made any money. The fact of the matter is is he a steer business to his son and his son has cashed in in done. So big time with in the case of China a country and a government that I would say is America's biggest rival or threat in the United in a very serious problem. Are you able to? Hold on with this. Peter schweitzer. Sure have a couple more questions that we want to pose as we continue our discussion about Joe Biden..
"soviet republic" Discussed on AP News
"The European Union has reached a tentative agreement on reducing CO two pollution from trucks. The agreement between the European parliament and Member States says emissions from new trucks will have to be thirty percent lower by twenty thirty compared with today's levels. The rules will still need to be formally endorsed. But not expected to pose any political problems after Tuesday's deal. The EU also has such standards for cars and light vans. The move is part of the us plan to cut emissions of greenhouse gases to Nick zero by twenty fifty in an attempt to avoid catastrophic global warming, the French president Emmanuel Macron has expressed France's support for Georgia's territorial integrity as the fullness Soviet republics close ties with the European Union on Tuesday in Paris macro met, Georgia's newly elected I female, President Saleh meser obese really who was born in Crohn's and once served as a French. Diplomat. He condemned. The creation of internal borders between the two Georgian provinces and the rest of the country. Georgia lost control of both province is after the war with Russia ten years ago. Mackerel said Crohn's continuously called on Russia to respect the conditions of the two thousand eight Peacedale. Really thank France for the support and called for closer economic military and cultural cooperation between both countries suing Trump, I'm Tim Maguire. The AP news at attorneys general in sixteen states, including California and the ACL your sui, President Trump to overturn his emergency declaration along the border with Mexico, California, attorney general Javier bizarre says Trump's declaration is unconstitutional. The president now is proposing to take billions of dollars of funding from our states to use it to construct a border wall, which congress would not willing to fund the way he liked. Meanwhile, the Trump administration cancels nine hundred twenty nine million dollars in transport. Funding for California. Now that governor Gavin Newsom rejected plans to build a high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco department of transportation says the state should also repay the two point five billion dollars. It spent on the project which has been plagued by cost overruns and years of delays Newsom calls repayment, demand political retribution by Trump for his state filing suit against him. I'm Tim Maguire. AP digital news back in a moment with Amazon music of voices. All you need. Alexa,.
The Bush legacy in the Gulf
"So US troops went to Saudi Arabia that pissed off a lot of people in Saudi Arabia, especially some of the more hardline Muslim player clerics because it was like, oh, these infidel troops are in Saudi Arabia. We should have had like Muslim troops and also like Saudi had been spending all this money their military. And then all of a sudden, they're like, wait even spending all this money, and you still have to call America. Like, what the hell have you been spending this money on then? So it it made a lot of people mad, including a person you also may remember Osama bin Laden who is very mad as a result at the Saudis for doing this and at the Americans. So you have that kind of kicked off that legacy. Right. That we know where that kind of ended or hasn't ended as the case may be you also have the fact that afterwards the US forces convinced Saddam to draw from Kuwait and go back to Baghdad so George H W Bush meat decision on purpose. Not to continue to send American. All the way to Baghdad to try to overthrow Saddam. He continues to do things like threaten the region and threaten America and just in general behave very badly, and because of that decision some people in the George H W Bush administration thought shit, maybe we should have overthrown him. A lot of those people also happen to show back up when his son George W Bush is then president, and they're they're they're like looks at I'm still there. He's hasn't gone away. He still behaving badly he still threatening the region and that in a large part helped lay the groundwork for okay now for real in two thousand three we're going to overthrow Saddam. And so that kicked off this whole world that we live in now with the Middle East in pay off. I don't know about that take on it. Right. Like, it is true that the George W Bush people decided, partly because George H W Bush had gotten them entangled Niro. To launch the Iraq war as we know it today, but they didn't have to do, you know? Absolutely. And I don't wanna lose sight of the fact that when George H W Bush was president some Hussein literally invaded and tried to annex neighbor rate. Like, what are you going to do? Are you just going to let him do that? This is an Russia. That's a nuclear armed power. Right. This was a country testing the limits of what it could get away with the US Marshall international coalition to stop the forcible annexation of another country's territory. Right. That to me seems like an accomplishment defending Yemi where people criticized Bush for Bruening sovereignty in Panama, people praise him for defending it in the Kuwaits. Yeah. I think it's really interesting to note that when he passed when George Hw past towers in Kuwait were lit up with his portrait and with Kuwait and US flags he is still revered and people name their children Bush. Like in Kuwait, it he is still seeing as this savior in a non religious sense, right? That that helped Kuwait get its country back. So there's a real lasting legacy there to probably the biggest and hottest to wrap your mind around accomplishment of George Hw, at least in my mind. This is my peck is the way that he shepherd at the end of the Cold War. It's easy for us to lose track of what was happening at the time when Bush came into office, right? The Soviet Union was disintegrating. The Berlin Wall fell in nineteen eighty nine right in Bush won the nineteen eighty eight elections came into office in January nineteen eighty nine. He was dealing with this massive transition in global politics where the state of Russia's we know today was emerging in lots of different Soviet republics. Like Georgia were leaving the country that they were part of the Soviets had nuclear weapons stationed in a bunch of other countries like Ukraine, for instance, which wanted to keep the nuclear weapons when it became independent which would. Been entirely different world. If you can imagine nukes being all around Europe, where the Soviets station them or central Asians in cases. This was a massive massive problem. Another facet of it was what to do about Germany to allow Germany to reunified we oppose German reunification or the terms that we sat for east and west to come together. Again, what do we do about NATO this alliance that was structured as an anti-soviet organization, but now the Warsaw Pact essentially, just disintegrate, right?.
"soviet republic" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Promises? Follow us on Twitter. Find us on Facebook at on point radio. And joining me here in the studio is presidential historian. Douglas Brinkley a professor of history at Rice University in Bush, forty one's adopted hometown of Houston, Texas, Douglas Brinkley. It's great to have you. And thanks so much for coming in person. It's great to meet you face to face will wonderful to be here. Thank you. Also joining us from Austin, Texas is Mark up to grove president and CEO of the. Lyndon Baines Johnson foundation. Presidential historian and author of the two thousand seventeen book the last Republican inside the extraordinary relationship between George H W Bush, and George W Bush Mark up to grow great to have you. Welcome to on point great to be here. Thanks for having me. Anthony, Douglas, let me start with you just a really basic question. How are you? Remembering Bush, forty one. Oh, I'm remembering what an incredible job he did on US foreign policy. The fact of the matter is, you know, it was a dangerous time we talk now about the Berlin Wall coming down being torn down, but things could have mayhem could have occurred. A Bush very calmly dealt with the wall coming down he dealt with German reunification by nineteen Ninety-one. We had the break-up of the Soviet Union. Everything was being unspoiled and unraveling in the Balkans. And and in the former Soviet republics, and he very calmly made. Sure that there was stability that there was such a thing as a transatlantic alliance between the United States and the NATO countries, and he reassured Russia that they were going to be welcomed in the family of countries. And he did an amazing job of crawling loose nuclear weapons keeping nuclear weapons out of rogue hands which could have been very easy to of happened during those kind of. Hurly burly years when the communism came to an end. Mark what I'd like to come to you with the same question. Douglas brinkley. They're talking about Bush are a really sort of able steward of the post Cold War era. There's no question. I think that's the dominant part of his legacy. We had in place from nineteen eighty nine to nineteen Ninety-three the right man, particularly given his diplomatic facility. He was the right person to to be the leader of the free world during the the break-up of the of the Soviet Union had those skills. It also is worth remembering though to other things. I think before he died. There was no American perhaps no citizen of the world who had seen more history firsthand than George H W Bush was on the front lines of World War Two in congress. During the latter part of the LBJ years and building a great society. He was a special envoy to China before its opening when China began its its rise in the world. World. He was the the head of the GOP during the Watergate years, and and would go on to become the vice president during the Reagan years, of course, the president and would alternately become the the president of the forty third president of the United s- or excuse me, the father of the forty third president United States. So I think that that that is a a an important part of his legacy to the the the amount of history he took part in and finally just being the patriarch of the Bush political dynasty being again, the father of the forty third president, and perhaps the patriarch of a family that does so much more in the area of politics. And I want to talk about what happened to that Bush family dynasty. But I want to ask you both and I'll come back to you. Douglas brinkley. You know, much has been made of how he called for a kinder gentler nation, but he was also capable capable of being a pretty tough partisan warrior, and we'll we'll talk about that in a moment. But to what extent did he make good on that commitment to create? A kinder gentler nation. It's certainly stands in stark contrast to the tone of the contemporary political discourse, I guess we'll Merck just gave us a great run through his resume. And and then also as character he really did want it to be kind gentler nation. However, he was politician, and he was operating out of Harris County, Texas, he ran an with Republican party when the Southwind was very democratic eventually got traction in order to be a leader in the Republican party. You've got to do some things that aren't kind in our gentle, we see that most famously with the hiring of water and a campaign in nineteen eighty eight against Michael Dukakis..
"soviet republic" Discussed on The CyberWire
"Keeping score at home is also known as a T twenty nine the dukes or power, Duke. Ukraine cert- working with the country's foreign intelligence service says it stopped battlespace preparation for a campaign that would have installed a new version of the tarot espionage and attacks staging malware. There's no attribution. But they note that the campaign appeared interested in former Soviet republics it's designed to run only on systems localized to the languages prevalent in the near abroad among them Ukrainian Belarussian Russian Armenian, as her designee who's Beck and Tatar cert you a recommends the usual hygienic measures against infection. Be wary of opening attachments, disable auto run for removable media be skeptical when an operating system displays a message that a file requires that certain software be installed before it can be opened. And of course, regularly insecurity, backup, your files. Researchers report a g mail flaw that enables a user to add an arbitrary Email address to the from field. The social engineering possibilities are obvious. But the approach is an unusual one researcher and software developer Tom cotton, told bleeping computer that a colleague of his found in her g mail accounts sent folder some messages. She hadn't in fact, sent what seems to have happened is that an anomaly in the from field permits it to be structured to contain a recipient's address or indeed any address this, of course, could facilitate business Email compromise or other forms of fraud. Trend Micro is tracking the outlaw criminal group, which is engaged in a renewed bought net campaign for crypto jacking scanning and brute forcing of credentials. It uses an internet relay chat that is I R C bought to attack outlaws initial goal appears to have been creation of infrastructure that could be used to mount distributed denial of service attacks from there. They moved onto brute forcing SSH to increase the button at size and most recently, they moved onto crypto jacking fears of infrastructure attacks continue to surface, notably in the UK's parliament. According to the guardian CNBC offers a rundown of cyber nine eleven possibilities knocking out essential services, attacking financial systems in such a fashion.
Google offers more secure email for journalists, politicians, activists ... and you?
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I'm Ali would. Email can be very vulnerable way to communicate especially if you're sending around valuable information because you're a politician or a journalist or an activist high profile Email users are targets for hackers trying to get them to click the wrong link and give up their passwords. Google actually offers a version of g mail with extra security, you need a physical USB key to log in and anyone can use it. But Google markets it to these high profile users Mark Risher is head of Google's account security team in creator of what's called the advanced protection program. What we realized was that while we do our utmost to protect everyone. There's some people that need really to turn it up to the max that whether they are activists or journalists or political figures the risk or the likelihood of an attack is particularly high. And so we built advanced protection. Yes. As the Fort Knox to give them Google strongest security offerings all in one place. I mean, I suppose that even. If you were let's say candidate who was enrolled in advanced protection. But you were emailing somebody who wasn't isn't the weakest link in any of your communication like the dumb person on the other end. I wouldn't say the dumb person because. Yeah. The the attackers are going after everyone, and they will look for wherever they can get through. And they have the advantage that they get to keep trying until they succeed. But you're right in your Prentice that communication is multi party. It's two way. And so if either side is compromised, and yes, there is vulnerability. Right. And I mean, I guess that raises the question should anybody. Use Email should sensitive information in this day and age be in Email at all it feels like a real question. But the challenge is we need to communicate to do our jobs. You know, if we were to go live in a cave and only pass handwritten notes back and forth. It would be unlikely. Someone would steal those handwritten notes, but we also would be going at such low bandwidth. We couldn't get our jobs done information sharing. And all of these communication tools are. Mendis-led valuable, for example, when we talk to political campaigns. They say, you know, think of a campaign as a startup that comes together just for a few months with just one objective. Every second counts they're going as fast as possible, and they need to be able to use the wide panoply of communication tools at their disposal. Mark pressure is head of Google account security team. So, but you know, people are still skeptical of Google, so we checked with an independent cybersecurity expert on whether even a higher security version of g mail is a good idea. Bruce Schneier said he personally doesn't use Google at all he said here in the US government can just subpoena your g mail and Google has to hand it over. But he said in countries with autocrat regimes that can't just ask Google for Email records, the program could be good protection from surveillance, Nigeria and Khazakstan Syria and east Neo Pia bunch of countries in the Arab states bunch of countries in Latin America, former Soviet republics all these cuts. Stories are using toviolence tools to spy on people for political purposes and people who are at risk of there. This is a great system. Schneider said even US citizens working in other countries with routine surveillance, should definitely secure their Email and now for some related links. Even though the FCC officially repealed net neutrality that wasn't enough for the Trump administration and the telecom industry, several broadband lobbying groups and AT and T had actually petitioned the supreme court to overturn 2016 ruling that up held net neutrality rules, that's constitutional and within the purview of the FCC telecoms and the administration wanted the supreme court to throw out that ruling altogether. So it could not be used as legal precedent down the road. But the high court said, no, although Justice, Brad Kavanagh and chief Justice John Roberts recused themselves. Both of them said they totally would have overruled the lower court if they had been there, though, another story you might have missed on a lighter note electric, scooter company bird launched its service in London sort of a law from eighteen thirty five has blocked the use of the scooters on Britain's streets, but the company can operate on private land with the. Owner's permission. 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"soviet republic" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Men's seven. Thirteen. Here in London Belarus doesn't have much experience with democracy. It's frequently and somewhat mockingly described as Europe's last dictatorship, but is that now changing? It appears that President Alexander Lukashenko is beginning to shun his countries historically cozy relationship with the Kremlin in favor of closer ties with the west while I'm joined now from Albro in Zurich by been a dog, a researcher at the center for security studies at eighty Zurich, he's just written a report on Bella vers and its relationship with its neighbors and also joined here in the studio by Stephen de l. a. Russia analyst who covered the collapse of the Soviet Union for the same, welcome both to the program then. Oh, all stop with you. You couldn't take us back just a little bit in history to tell us how politically speaking Belarus got to where it is now. Most certainly hyphen Zurich. So bellarusse could independent nine hundred ninety one from the Soviet Union without much history of stated before that, and it actually became independent reluctantly. It had always been one of the most Soviet of all the Soviet republics and with a very little sense of an independent and distinct Belarus in nation. So until this day Belarus's maintain much of this Soviet system. For example, today the economy's supposed to be controlled by the state to up to seventy percent, which is staggering. Pretty much a few years after the independence President Lukashenko came to power in the country's last fair elections, and he was a very much campaigning on a pro Russia and anti-corruption ticket. And since then there's been, as you mentioned quite an alignment with Russia. So the two countries are connected through a very dubious union state as they call it, which includes military alliance as well as the free movement of people and of labor. And one has to say economically Belarus system quite well since the end of the Soviet Union as opposed to many other post-soviet countries. And it has remained fairly stable among the six eastern European Eastern Partnership countries of the European Union in the Caucasus and in eastern Europe, Belarus is the only one without a territorial secessionist conflict. So this stability and somewhat economic success. Maintenance of this welfare system that they inherited from the Soviet Union is certainly distinct for the better we're seeing case and explained to us a little bit at the moment. What are some of the signs that we're seeing that that Belarus might be maybe breaking away a little bit from its close ties with Russia. Well, this this quite a few of those and particularly emphasized in twenty fourteen which is the year where Russia started meddling in Ukraine and Belarus, certainly had to re reconsider its strategic alignments of these signs are a few most rhetorical many instances bellarusse has openly criticized Russia for some of its policies. For example, it has not endorsed the annexation of Crimea. It has also introduced a limited visa free regime for for western tourists and visitors, which is quite controversial because of this free movement of people with Russia, Russia as a as a response reinstalled border control at the border with Belarus, which is quite a strong sign by Lewis has also expressed that it is ready to foster economic ties with the west of it more, but I think we should be very careful and people in Europe roles very skeptical towards these moves because much of it has been rhetorics. And there's very little in terms of actual concessions in terms of human rights and democracy. The has been no real improvement in Belarus of any sorts. Stephen deal here in London. Listening to that as Benaud says, a lot of this has been talked, not so much in the actions department, nevertheless has Moscow being critical of some of these hints that might be less at ties with the Kremlin stronger ties with the European Union. Definitely Moscow is is certainly irritated at least and actually quite angry in some parts with actions of Belarus. I think pants one of the most significant signs, outward signs of that early this year was when they had the Zappa eighteen military exercise of. That's that's not the big one that just had in the in the east, which is a stock eighteen, but Zappala eighteen looking towards the west because that's what was up at means which was supposed to what it was a joint excise between the Russian army and elements of the Russian army and..
"soviet republic" Discussed on WGTK
"Your colleague adam davidson i don't know how you've been at new yorker week so i don't even know if you've met people yet but today's my first official debt your first official day so you probably haven't sat down with adam davidson but he's fairly convinced that we are in the end stage of the trump administration i argued a little bit with them on tweet on twitter yesterday that's that's tower of babel high set of a sumptiousness there okay so i thought it was very interesting and provocative piece that conclusion seems a little over the top it in way right but the argument as i understand it is essentially the beginning of the beginning of the beginning of the end what he's trying to flag in the piece is that scrutiny on donald trump's business dealings which trump himself as always held out as the red line for prosecutors saying don't do this well his point is now they're doing this and that regardless of what is or isn't uncovered about the narrower christian of russia inclusion in two thousand sixteen he's investigated trump's business dealings over the years in places like azerbaijan former soviet republic of georgia and you know lots and lots of questionable business partners engaged in potentially corrupt dealings there and so his his piece very provocatively frame piece i think is meant to spotlight that it might be this in the end that trips up trump and not make explain why trump has flipped out about the expansion of the investigation into michael cohen in a way that keeps different than how he's been handling even the muller pro choicers and glass.
"soviet republic" Discussed on The Daily
"Frankly starved hundreds of thousands more of fleeing from the ethnic unrest in various former soviet republics many arrive at the train stations and never leave people who had connections they were able to thrive in this system and so from this you had to socalled oligarchs a these tremendous fortunes by taking over state enterprises especially oil and minerals and things like that but many others suffered to this transition a very difficult time in the nineties it was very violent kind and boris yeltsin who's in his heart a democrat and wanted to make this transition was also a weak leader in many ways and he was overwhelmed by the the influence of these oligarchs himself was known for heavy drinking and was ill as well and it made him very ineffectual leader especially towards the end of the nineties so where is putin in all of this so when putin comes back from east germany he eventually leaves the kgb he joins the democratic government and rises through the ranks there and in ninety six he moves to moscow and begins to make his way into an up the yeltsin presidential administration eventually he gets the job because of his background in the kgb leading the new successor agency of kgb which is called the federal security service the fsp and putin takes over this job at a time when yeltsin's facing great political peril there's an investigation into corruption that's inching closer and closer to him and his family and then one night late at night on tv video appears and it shows the investigator who is leading the charge against yeltsin having sex with a woman who's not his wife.
"soviet republic" Discussed on KQED Radio
"You quick now what is the capital of kirghizstan mm yeah that'd be a tough on even as a thousand dollar clue in jeopardy bishkek is the capital curious down the former soviet republic and they are used at cold winters in that city but a recent cold snap was too much temperatures went way into double digits below stopped caesar fahrenheit you ask when the mercury jobs that much it doesn't matter my colleague i'll mas chara with the bbc's character service can only compare this cold snap to what he's known in past years while winter in bishkek normally it's minus fifteen degrees are so maximum minus twenty but we haven't had this kind of cold since two thousand eleven so during the day went down to minus twenty seven twenty eight and at night he went down to about thirty one so it was quite chile the cold reaches down to your bone when it goes higher than mine is 25 and what's very much annoying is that after about mines 25 your car stops working so getting toward becomes the hustle i guess you could just stay home and say your carter sick but something else stopped working during this recent deepfreeze bishkek's central heating station and every apartment block in the capital was affected bishkek and thank the old soviet union for that one says chara f explain what happened to david aminu are of the bbc's the floor podcast during the soviet times seek were built in a way that apartments i.
"soviet republic" Discussed on PRI's The World
"You quick now what is the capital of curious dan mm yeah that'd be a tough on even as a thousand dollar clue in jeopardy bishkek is the capital curious down the former soviet republic and they are used at cold winters in that city but a recent cold snap was too much temperatures went way into double digits below zero celsius are fahrenheit you ask when the mercury jobs that much it doesn't matter my colleague elmaz chara with the bbc's karga service can only compare this cold snap to what is known in past years well winter in bishkek normally it's minus fifteen degrees are so maximum minus twenty but we haven't had this kind of cold since two thousand eleven so during the day went down to minus twenty seven twenty eight and at night he went down to about thirty one so it was quite chile the called reaches down to your bowlin when it goes higher than mine is 25 and what's very much annoying is that after about minds 25 your car stops working so getting toward becomes the huh russell i guess you could just stay home and say your car is sick but something else stopped working during this reason deepfreeze bishkek's central heating station and every apartment block in the capital was affected bishkek and thank the old soviet union for that one says chara f explain what happened to david minore of the bbc's fifthfloor podcast during the soviet times cities were built in a way that apartments i heated up centrally it's mainly apartments because houses they use their own systems to heat up so there's a central heating station the hot water the heater up to about eighty ninety degrees and then they send it out to the city and it goes straight into radiators that way teach each apartment up but last week him when he was about minus twenty seven degrees the pumps that pump the water up stopped working and the whole station hut to shut down for three days while a was the call this time of the season how did you cope fun.
"soviet republic" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM
"Something soviet republic of portland or something like that when he calls helo from the as a republican get the people's republic of what people have apopka that's what it is but to the the this uh this whole thing um is interesting because there's a couple of guys that controlled could we had a a lot of influence on it bird as we mentioned and he's been deceased for seven years stupid byrd rule and then um trump i i i think we i think we have to go to buoy more this thing was you know uh the i don't like that i don't like that way more lives okay let's get it done i mean it was that that's it if you think about it it's it's almost like you're listening to like corker you know i know no i can't supported i can't supported what were more remote lost he lost well we all have to make sacrifices less are you or it can i say something personal about the ted since i will be paying more idiots like i'll be pay four point eight per centers right where the fourth part flew him me get a patch it is because we'd actually mentioned this not knowing what the situation would have been a couple of weeks ago 'cause we didn't know with the final thing was going to be right uh but uh have i not paid enough in income taxes i do i have why do i have to pay more why why does anybody have to pay more why are arrogant i the only ones i'm outraged that that have to pay more in order to lessen the burden for future generations and everybody else gets a break why those rotten i demand thous i want justice this is no gift for the american people forget about you independent bob my situation has nothing to do with being single let's get a bull horn invited actions let's let's get a bull and shout veto all night veto veto veto way hate the tax bill were paying more a don't sign it mr president i just to thoroughly not sign fast rail i'm sure that's gonna have some influence ha how dare how dare while you're in a left when i say this how dare the conservative congress exactly tax conservative talk show hosts more exotic undo this bill while it looks like.
"soviet republic" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"Mr gorbachev tear down this wall hosted to dresden east germany he watched first hand hand the the crumbling core of the soviet empire communism peter baker the quote the he's said wants that really was so revealing that the collapse of the soviet union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century that's how he saw team village email at each oh it's you first as prime minister and then as president came to see america as a growing threat and announcements the new york latimer putin concluded that the united states when possible would use its power and leverage to to deposed leaders that it did not agreement the the fog former dictator for ray houghton had warded americans regime change change overthrow saddam hussein beacon of learned he believed they had engineered revolutions in former soviet republics all stand with highs in the arab spring he watched as online libyan dictator more margo duffy dragged through the streets preach clinton watches that tab over and over and over again it all he can talk about for quite some time wang a role in offers don't fall the american secretary of state hillary clinton it athey must go and the libyan people deserve to determine their own future and in russia as massive protests broke out just outside the kremlin walls putin believed america had crossed the line and he blamed hillary clinton now the russian people deserve the right to have their voices heard in their votes counted if kenya all butts putin sad it was secretary of state hillary clinton who provided.
"soviet republic" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Got out of the truck following the crash whose beca stan is a central asian nation most people are familiar with the stands afghanistan's former surrey is and soviet republic turkmenistan it is correct it is a former soviet republic but whose beca stand is known for its mosques mausoleums in in other sites linked to something called silk road the ancient trade routes between china in the mediterranean yeah it's it's so it is a lot of islamic people in that country people may think is a former soviet republic can they wouldn't expected has a large muslim population but it does it will host countries were conquered a ah and then there are not necessarily all were russian true by the report of the soviet republic but ryan russia by background brushing was taken a russia captured a lot of countries whose inhabitants had nothing nothing to do with the mainland russia right exactly uh so we don't know yet i don't see any claim of isis don taking credit for this i have not seen that he had eight amendments put out a call to all their followers to ruin halloween now if they can twitter as usual helpfully distributed that message uh there's a twitter account that distributes caliphate news no i don't know if you're following that no i know you can get caliphate news images in videos in french isn't that nice lou and they circulated an image yesterday of a knife dripping blood over the eiffel tower and they are asking all local jihadists celebrate halloween by killing people new terrorized october 31st is what they wrote and did said a hashtag in french translates into no choice and then get out before it's too late a little more information is coming out about this truck drivers saipa off he did come to the us in 2010 apparently he also as a previous address in ohio and as john mention minor criminal record for traffic offenses missouri pennsylvania online record so he worked as a commercial truck driver he's got a big beard he does i just saw big very odd yeah oh he's got the terrace it might be a.
"soviet republic" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton
"And what i've found in oh as in my book is if you're a former soviet republic where everybody makes about the same lowwage and there's no investment capital then the flat tax rate works it did bring in investors from scandinavia and germany and beefed up investment in those countries it works for five or six years and then what happens is when they hit the economic downturn in two thousand eight the flat rate tax just didn't bring in enough money you just can't set the rate high enough to bring in the revenue you need but low enough for average families to pay and so most of them have given up on it uh a couple of them have kept the flat rate and therefore they have to raise other taxes to make up for the lost revenue like hungary hasn't fly rate income tax of fifteen percent and to make up for what they lost they have the world's highest sales tax twenty seven percent tax on everything by so i concluded if you're a former soviet republic where everybody makes the save money and you have no investment capital a flat rate tax is a good idea for five or eight years it would not work in the united states you also mention about the same as some mortgage interest deduction uh and the fact that a lot of countries don't have that uh compared to here in the us and the fact that in i guess in the data collected there are higher home ownership rates in other locations compared to the us impart because of this.
"soviet republic" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"Be imposed in the first place and not before okay so this he said this by the way in the former soviet republic of georgia which had a war with russia so he's there on foreign soil telling the georgians the end they're cheering their they love this that now you have these huge sanctions on russia and they will not be lifted until the reasons for the sanctions are dealt with what were those reasons this is very important because this is why were now in and you called war one they claim they want russian meddling in the elections to end moreover they want russia took pole out of crimea completely the area and next from ukraine by putin several years ago they want russia to give back a province in georgia that they also the next called south or setia and abkhazia but southossetia as the big one now i am telling you you there is no way vladimir putin is going to do any of those things and it's not just poten no nationalist government in russia will give back crimea or give back southossetia they will not do it because if they do they will fall their government will collapse because agree or disagree i'm just explaining to you the situation in russia crimea strikes at the heart of russian nationalist mythology it was there since the time of catherine the great it is their access to the black sea which they see almost like our gulf of mexico or our atlantic ocean it is part of their vital strategic interests now the question is this is putin a threat to europe or to america very quickly look at the scoreboard they say that he meddled in the elections i don't believe it but let's say you agree with the charge do we not route meddle in russia's elections have we not meddled in how many colour a color coded revolutions whether it be in serbia whether it be in ukraine whether it be in georgia or in israel we tried to knock off bibi netanyahu all we do is undermine other governments abroad so what is so uniquely bad about putin.
"soviet republic" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"Gro the newest nato member earlier today he pledged support for the former soviet republic of georgia ocean tags on georgian landed south today russia continues to occupy one fifth of georgian territory president trump poised assigned to sanctions bill the vice president has been talking tough on russia and that continuing today while addressing hundreds of georgia than us proof currently taking part in a military exercise boxes christon fisher traveling with the vice president a guilty plea to murder from a california man charged with killing his five year old son after a trip to disneyland and prosecutors filing felony vehicular manslaughter charges against dcalif california bus driver in connection with a wreck last year that killed four and nearly sliced the bus in half bye there's a few crashes being cleared off the drive in the metro area still about trailer fire on the west side on eastbound i 70 at c 470 the trailer fires wong out but the shoulders walk the right lane blocked as well to watch out backups on that stretch also look out for crash being cleared on the westbound side of i 270 at vasquez another wreck westbound i 70 near you and the cleanup stages and just getting word of preval's due to a crash westbound six th avenue to northbound i 25 weather forecast sunny and nice today with a high near eighty seven tonight mostly clear and an overnight low of fifty nine right now few clouds and seventy eight in denver with your traffic and weather i'm pete wagner 630 k how this saturday of.