35 Burst results for "U.S. Government"
Joe Biden; The Most Corrupt President in American History
"Promo code prager. Thank you, Dennis, and it's always a privilege. It never gets old, and it's never unappreciated. Dennis is unique, and there's no one else I'd rather fill in for. Many years ago, actually this house started many years ago Dennis said to me, you know, those are pretty big shoes for you to fill in for. Me, meaning his size. What does that Sean a size 12 size 13? What is this where? I don't even know. But he didn't mean his shoes were so big, right, he meant just, well, maybe he did because he told me I thought 12 or 13, I may be totally wrong. We've got to find that out. But big shoes they are because no one in the media is quite like him, including offering the inside he does in so many issues. So I just try to give you my perspective on life and issues and maybe one of these days my own podcast. You know, with all the teaching and everything else I do, it's been hard to get it going, but we will at some point. In this first hour I talked about whether we need a new Declaration of Independence to take back our country from the left. In this hour I want to talk about the specific charges against the king, because I said, right, the founders revolted rebelled against the king of England. As they seek to control our lives and make us into their left wing utopia. That's what they're doing. But if this is important, if you understand their ultimate goal, they're specific policy disasters, make more sense. You think they failed because they don't work. But they think they succeeded because they've created chaos and disorder. Just as with the policies of the king of England, so many years ago. But of course, Joe Biden is no king. He doesn't have a set of principles and he never did. Actually has one set of principle. That's the grow his principle. If you don't mind the pun. He might be the most corrupt president we've ever had. In any case, he's actually more of a placeholder for the left than anything else. And Kamala Harris, my God. Is she over her head? She must have always want to power to make up for her insecurities, of which there must be many. That's my guess. I'm no psychologist. Sean, do you remember the Peter principal? He's looking at me funny. He's just doesn't look that way. Of course. A quizzical look. It was the Peter principal said that you're doing your job well and then they promote you to the higher job and that's where you fail because you were very good at what you did before, but you're not so good in a promoted role. In my other field as a teacher, you wouldn't believe how many bad a system principles and principles there are. They might have been very good teachers. That's kind of what the Peter principal was. But she was an awful senator if you remember that. And an awful attorney general before that. I think Dennis even debated her once. But yes, you know what she was? A good friend of former speaker of the California assembly, Willie Brown. Actually, I don't know if she was a good friend, Willie Brown. You'd have to ask Willie Brown, right? We don't even know if she was Sean, why are your eyes going like cross eyed? You're not saying anything. Neither am I. But we never checked lily Brown about that. It's hard to believe, though, that these are the highest office holders in our country. They're an embarrassment to our country. But again, they're clearly being controlled by the left. Whether it's Obama, that's my guess, is people or other leftists. Do you remember the event weeks ago where Obama came back? I guess for the first time to visit The White House. And he comes back and everybody's around him and he's up mister terrific. And Joe Biden wandered around looking for someone to say hello to hip, just to say, now that was pathetic to watch. I almost felt sorry for him as bad as he is as corrupt as he is. But of course you have to ask this question. Why does Biden's wife and I kind of hinted at it in the first hour, she must be so obsessed with power to have ever cared about protecting her husband's dignity. What about his dignity? You can say, well, if your mean, you say you'd never had any. But in fact, that defines all of them seeking power to make up for their shortcomings as people. That's what I guess. They seek power to define themselves, especially power over other people. That's my best guess. Let me know what you think. One 8 prager 7 7 6. And it includes people on our side, too. Like Mitt Romney, if I had a guess, if you remember his father didn't do well running for president, I forgot the incident that happened on not going to say he cried or something that would have been, that was Mike dukakis, I think, of Massachusetts, but there was something, and all of a sudden he failed miserably in his quest for the presidency. So my guess is Mitt Romney's avenging for his father's undignified loss of the presidency. But, you know, I've apologized. Many times for being a delegate for it. He fooled me too for a while. But Dennis said he met with him and he didn't care about principles. Yeah, that makes sense. And Liz Cheney. Oh my God. Trying to preserve, I guess her father's legacy, whatever that was. If anything, she's tarnished what, with many of her pronouncements, she's tarnished what people thought about her dad, Dick Cheney. I suspect that all these people have deep personal problems, and I never feel that they care what is best first for our country. That they care best first, what's best for them. But they are part of the leftist cabal, whether they know it or not. What did the Russians call them useful idiots? So back to the charges. We had charges against the king and I mentioned in the first hour that's what the Declaration of Independence was about. So what are our charges begin with against this would be president. The stealing of the presidency. They never accepted Trump's victory, and they were willing to stop at nothing to make sure he lost. Including, as you know, the Russian hoax, what, two years impeachments, and the banning from social media. And now they have lawsuits against him and other enemies. Anybody who had anything to do with them. These people have no moral guard rails, except to win at all costs. That's it. And I said in the first hour, they're likely 20 anomalies over 20 that had to happen for Trump to lose. But they did win and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are in office because of blatant fraud. As the movie 2000 mules demonstrates pretty well itself. So, mister king Biden, our first charge you never should have been declared king because you ascended to the throne illegally. How many of you, you can call me one of the prager 7 6 7 7 6? How many of you listeners like me still cringe when they call on President Biden? I still have trouble with that. It's like calling the person who stole your house, the homeowner. And to add insult to injury, the king had his Justice Department, as you know, throw innocent people into jail, summoned to solitary confinement, as I mentioned, because of January 6th, and they call it an insurrection. I love that. That was an insurrection. I don't think so. Riff raff and all kinds of people maybe, but insurrection, I don't think so. Of course, your edicts at the very beginning like ending our pipelines and drilling the ending of drilling for fossil fuels and discouraging just the scourge leases, just the other week I think it was. But it's part of your plan, see, that's what I said. You got to understand what they're up to. That's their plan to destroy capitalism and markets that we're working here. To this day, even in light of high gas prices, you continue this policy as part of the Green New Deal. And that's going to help destroy our country. So what do they do? They printed a lot of money to assuage the peasants doing my analogy with the king with your trillions of dollars in giveaways. It's a way to make them more dependent on your government. When you make people give them money then they start to depend on the government. It makes me think of a story when I first started teaching. I think it was a fourth grade kid. He's running around the school building wildly. It wasn't my student. And I finally caught up to him. I said, you know, what are you going to do with this? What are you going to do with your life? In fourth grade, he said to me, I'll go on welfare. His family must have been on welfare. He already knew that term. That was his dream, I guess, or that's what he had hoped. So that's what you do with the printing and money. And as you know, with inflation at a control, it won't be long before your Marie Antoinette, Kamala Harris, says let them eat cake. Sean, you do remember Marie Antoinette? In history, if nothing else, Dennis did not debate Marie Antoinette. You don't have to look that up. Debate between Dennis Murray. But of course, I'm confused in two different revolutions. But a revolution we have on the streets through your defunding of the police, you're just less department allowing the left to right and commit mayhem to scare, get this now, the masses into needing your protection. That's what's going on. And of course, we know that the DA's all across this country funded by George Soros of letting them out. I read a story the other day. They can't get police in many cities. Who would want to be a policeman these days? You lock sum it up. They're out in jail before you could even say boo. And just like Putin protesting his liberation of Nazis in the Ukraine, that was a justification. You come up with this phony white supremacy, as the number one problem in our country, and the reason for the crackdown of our civil liberties. I can see all these juxtapositions with what you're doing and with communism and dictatorship. A long, of course, with charges about America being a white supremacist country because you use race baiting at every chance because you have nothing else.
We Get Our Rights From God, Not the Government
"So our own. We're in trouble with a party. What does Dennis called the stupid party, right? We have that problem. So we may have to get rid of some of our own who are part of this swamp in Washington, like Mitch McConnell. Like, no love for that guy. Kevin McCarthy and not enough people say that. I know him. I've met that guy in the past. I don't trust him. Liz Cheney need I say more Mitt Romney. I still regret that I was a delegate for that guy. And countless other politicians who care more about their own power and wealth than the American people they were called upon to serve. And if all of our efforts fail, maybe we need a new United States of America. Not by an armed revolution, I'm not suggesting that. But perhaps a new Emancipation of those states that understand that this country was founded on limited government and a belief that we get, this is a big one. We get our rights from God and not from the government.
What Lead to the Stolen Election of 2020?
"I'm going to listen now just some of the usurpations that have occurred in our time. The stealing of the election from Donald J Trump. I read, I don't know how many months ago it had to be right after the election. Over 20 anomalies on Dennis's show I read this that had to occur for president Trump to lose. And I remember 3 a.m. like a lot of people wrote to me on election morning, I went to sleep thinking this is pretty good. President Trump is going to win. This has to happen. I remember thinking to Wisconsin and this has to happen in Michigan. And this has to happen in Pennsylvania. He's got this down unless I think I thought of this unless they do something. Lastly, play around. I thought of that that very night. The excellent documentary 2000 mules confirms what I was confident had happened. And to cement their pyrrhic victory, what do they do? These thieves use January 6th to arrest and even put, can you believe in this country? Put people in solitary confinement. Those who asked for a redress of grievances,
Are We Getting the Government We Deserve?
"It. And speaking of value and worth, I want to talk about government in this hour and what it is supposed to mean in this republic. And I want to quote the Declaration of Independence because I think this is the first time since before our independence. That we must seriously wonder if we are getting the government we deserve. You heard me, quote, president Reagan last time. And it's what our government is surely become. What was it? The 9 most terrifying words in the English language. Actually, even liberals left what I tell them that. I'm from the government and I'm here to help. Yeah, I got an IRS noticed this week. It made me, it wasn't me, Sean. It was someone in my family. That doesn't make it easier for me because I'm the one that will have to deal with it. We started our country with the Declaration of Independence and the constitution. And it is time to look at it for meaning again now. And all of our students, I'm a teacher to part time, as you know, should have it as required reading. And here's how it starts. One in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God notice nature's God, entitle
Conservatives Aren't Good at Holding Conservative Leaders Accountable
"What's fascinating to me is how those of us who would describe ourselves as conservatives typically don't hold our leaders accountable to conservative principles. In other words, George Bush, in many ways, was not much of a conservative. And we let him get away with that at the time. And so that's shame on us. Because honestly, the more time passes, the older you get, the more clear it is, that you can never let this go. You can never let this go. You have to, we have to make the case for these conservative principles. And you know, I don't even want the word conservative. These are foundational American principles. This is the founder's vision of small government of genuine liberty. I talk a lot about this about how we have ceased to really teach what that is. And as you see, to teach what that is, it's much easier to drift, which is why we've been
Prof. Nicholas Giordano on the Patriot Act and Your Loss of Freedom
"As promised, Nick jordano, professor Nicholas jordano is my guest. He's a Professor of political science at Suffolk community college, a native New Yorker. I love it. I'm also a native New Yorker. But I had a sojourn in Connecticut where I lost the accent. So I apologize. You're a Professor of political science who has been talking about a lot of the stuff that I talk about on this program, which is to say the growth of government bureaucracy and the growth of government at the expense of freedom. So how did you, how did you get to that place? Were you raised in such a way that this was on your radar? Did this come to you as you did your studies? Well, I'm a student of history and the founding fathers made it clear that we want to limited government. We want a small government because governments continually grow expand abuse their power. And so we have to hold government accountable. And then what I saw with the Patriot Act, beginning to unfold, that's what concerned me because I was in Homeland Security. When you say the Patriot Act, talk about what year was the Patriot Act. Shortly after 9 11. So normally it takes about two years to get pieces of legislation through most pieces of legislation never see the light of day. But the Patriot Act passed within two weeks. And it was an encompassing bill that really changed the dynamics of the national security framework of the United States. And people said, well, if you don't support it, then you must be doing something wrong. And many conservatives. You're with that. You're with the terrorists. Correct.
Democrats Can't Produce One Proposal to Grow Our Economy
"Name one proposal One proposal That the Democrats have made that would grow our economy One proposal That would grow our economy Now we already saw last month the economy is contracting But you know none of these statistics probably matter to you because you see it in your own lives that the economy is contracting That your salary your income whatever source Pension whatever it is Can not keep up with the cost of living Even though they have they have fixed quote unquote the cost of living figures to not properly reflect the impact the government's having And so what I'm saying is you see what's happening with gasoline prices You see what's happening with food prices You see what's happening with shortages And it's only going to get worse
Florida Was an Unbelievable Success Story During the Pandemic. Why?
"So Florida was an unbelievable success story. During the pandemic. By remaining open and defying federal government, pressure, Ron DeSantis, the courageous Ron DeSantis was able to keep Florida free, businesses from closing down. He was able to taper and hedge against mental health issues, depression, suicide, social isolation, alcoholism, Florida became kind of a Beacon of liberty and hope, and you see it with the real estate values around here. You see it with the new businesses that are moving here. It's almost synonymous with self government. Ron DeSantis deserves credit and Ron DeSantis has received some incredibly well earned praise for doing this. But the question is, why was he able to do it? The reason is in the structure of our government. We talk a lot about the United States Constitution here on this program. And James Madison, in the federalist papers, argued that the structure of the constitution was one of its defining elements. James Madison Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the three authors of the federalist papers and one of the three most involved in designing our constitution, James Madison being the most involved. Why is America able to be free not because of our Bill of rights every banana republic has a Bill of rights? No, the structure of checks and balances and consent of the governed. Allows a bottom up structure, a grassroots centric way of governing.
DHS Pauses Disinformation Governance Board
"Apparently this draconian orwellian absurd insane anti American communist dictatorship disinformation board is being put on pause, scary Poppins, the woman that likes to create videos with funny accents and bug eyes and whatever Nina jankowicz is up has been up to. She apparently said, no mash. I can't take the scrutiny. And as a result, they're putting a pause on a government entity that patrols speech. I can't believe after over 40 years in this business. I'm actually having a conversation with my audience about the government wanting to patrol and censor speech.
Is Biden Preparing to Give Sovereignty of America to the WHO?
"Show. Folks, welcome back. I'm talking to dean. Michelle bachman used to be congresswoman Michelle bachmann now. Michelle bachmann, you're the dean of the Robertson school of government at regent university. What we're talking about is obviously unconstitutional, unprecedented. And most people living their lives just can't believe that the people in leadership that they've elected theoretically could be so profoundly ignorant or just evil that they would turn the nation over to strangers to bad actors to people like the head of WHO, it seems impossible are senators like, you know, the good guys out there, Josh hawley and company, there's a number of senators and congressmen, Jim Jordan, who I would expect would be on this. Do you have any sense of any of them are talking about this? These are very good guys, but in their defense, I think a lot of them have no idea. We're all blindsided by this. It's not easy to get to them quite honestly. They've got a phalanx of staff in front of them. And the staff knows everything. The staff and these congressional Senate offices, most of them are 25 years old and know everything. And so it's tough to penetrate that wall that surrounds a member of Congress. But nonetheless, we have to try. We have to do everything that we can. I know senator Rick Scott, I spoke with his chief of staff, senator from Florida. And spoke to him, sent him information. Rick Scott tweeted over the weekend that he is in opposition to the who taking sovereignty over the U.S.. So it starting to penetrate. But that's not a big deal that Rick Scott, we would expect he would be opposed to somebody taking over sovereignty of the U.S.. We would expect anybody who's not an idiot or a communist to be opposed to this. So big deal, the question is, what does Rick Scott and his fellow senators going to do about it? I mean, that's a little bit. And again, what they have to do is they have to kick and scream and they need to throw a tantrum on the Senate floor in the house, floor and say, look, you're not getting another vote out of us. We're not even going to vote. Until you withdraw those amendments, you bring those amendments here in the House floor and the Senate floor. We're going to take a look at them. We're going to tell the American people what they say. And that's what people need to do. Read these amendments. A lot of what the amendments do is scratch out the right of the U.S. to have our unilateral authority. Instead, that authority is given over to the director
Michele Bachmann Explains the Extreme Dangers to America's Sovereignty
"Now. The dean of the Robertson school of government for regent university and she is my guest. Michelle bachmann, welcome. Thank you so much and also a longtime friend to Eric my taxes. Honored to think so. I have to say, you have been in public life for a long time. You get in the weeds on this stuff. I just, I can't bear sometimes to look at it. What I have been hearing from you and others regarding this issue, it seems like a kind of madness. Somebody must be making it up. It can't be true. Tell us what is going on. Well, that is the biggest problem right now because people can't believe that this could be possible. But then just say to yourself, what have we lived through for the last two and a half years where Congress didn't vote on mask mandate. Congress did vote on lockdowns. Conference Congress didn't vote on suspending rent for rent control issues. They didn't vote mandate vaccines. None of those votes were taken. It was all under the auspices of emergency powers that the Biden administration, whether it was Rachel walensky at the Centers for Disease Control or Doctor Fauci or doctor burps. Pronouncements were made. It was just a press release or a press conference, and we were all told, oh, this is law. We were told that we had to comply as though it was law. When it wasn't long, it was emergency action. So what's happening? I set that up because what's happening is that level of rising authoritarianism and a denial of our civil liberties, the last two years in America by American health officials, that level of authoritarianism, decision making, under the Biden amendments, if they pass a Geneva Switzerland May 22nd to 28th, would transfer American sovereignty and the sovereignty all nations over the world over our healthcare decisions from our nation over to the director general of the World Health Organization. That's
Senator Marsha Blackburn Discusses Biden's Failed Economic Policies
"Well, someone who has been all over the inflation story from the very beginning who warned of all this happens to be the Republican senator from Tennessee, Marcia Blackburn, a good to see you, senator, what do you make of what we're dealing with right now as a country? Well, what we're dealing with is record high inflation. We haven't seen this type inflation. And over 40 years and we know that a lot of the out of control government spending is a driver on this. And you mentioned the 1.9 trillion, and they've spent 6.8 trillion on COVID. And now they're coming back and they're wanting to do another COVID package and put more money into the system and all they're doing is running the printing presses. They're piling up debt. It is our children and grandchildren that are going to have to pay the
Is This the End of the Ministry of Truth?
"That is rare that we're able to say that some of the mockery and backlash that we are able to create is actually successful. And we're so used to kind of being outraged about things and nothing actually improving. Well, the Department of Homeland Security, as you well know, DHS came out a couple of weeks ago with their new ministry of truth the orwellian surveillance board that was going to be chaired by the very sad individual Nina jankovic with a really bizarre singing routine. And kind of the perpetually sarcastic and ironic tone that she takes to all things politics. So Nina jankowitz was supposed to run this thing, 33 years old, author of how to lose the information war and how to be a woman online, of course the question is, what does a woman exactly Nina jenko? She was relentlessly mocked by this program included, not because she just a random person, we don't make a habit of doing that, but because she was going to have a badge, going to be able to investigate people because she didn't like their tweets. That was one of her things. She said, I want to be able to edit people's tweets online. Well, Nina jankowitz went very viral for some of her videos. Do we have some of those videos still? And it's just so incredible. What happened? Effective today, Nina jankowicz has resigned. From the disinformation board, can't handle it, Nina, I guess. You're not up to online chatter, it seems when your own words are held against you. And the Biden regime has now paused the disinformation government's board and they are considering it shutting it down all the way together.
Blake Masters: The DOJ, FBI, & Others Want to Criminalize Dissent
"Here The DHS is talking about now A DHS domestic terrorism unit Now of course everybody's against domestic terrorism You know how they always use these labels to make sure you can't speak out against what they're really trying to do But this kind of stuff worries me I mean the government especially over the past 5 years as a history of abuse of power whether it was a spy gay case against Donald Trump the attack on school board parents by the FBI as domestic terrorists recently they're tarring of pro lifers indicating there could be a big danger from pro lifers which is nonsensical You know Blake this kind of stuff worries me We've really got to get a hold over these law enforcement agencies The FBI DoJ and DHS were the management in many cases there seems to have lost its way I think that's right I think the DoJ FBI DHS they've been completely weaponized basically It's no longer about the rule of law The Democrats are just using these agencies as their auxiliary arms They're enforcement arms And they literally think that Republicans are all terrorists Dan But they want to criminalize dissent from their agenda And you saw how it happened Look you had in Buffalo this last weekend You know you have this crazy deranged murderer Okay and I've been public Obviously condemn all murder that mass shooting That guy should be tried and convicted and executed pronto But you had the Rolling Stone you had media mainstream media saying oh that guy was a mainstream Republican No he wasn't He wasn't and they just want to lump us all in they want a criminalize us and they want to outlaw dissent This is straight out of George Orwell's 1984
Naomi Wolf on How Government Is Taking Its Eye off the Ball
"That forcing people to wear masks, getting them to surrender their information. There is something deeply creepy about this. What you just said about China wanting to be the repository of all medical information. I don't know what could be more staggering and we can have leaders completely out of touch. I mean, if you have any humanity, you'd say, wait a second. What do you make of our governmental leaders taking their eye off this ball? I can't comprehend it. I mean, it's pretty depressing to answer that. Klaus Schwab boasted to the Kennedy school at Harvard recently that he had placed World Economic Forum alumni in governments around the world and that half of Canada's government were World Economic Forum alumni and you saw what happened in Canada. They declared martial law, a puppet Trudeau declared martial law when the citizens were engaging in their constitution in their charter of rights protected freedom of speech, the truckers. So what I make of it is that there is like the nation state has always been a source of discomfort to oligarchs and kings, right? Because since 1848 in Europe and earlier than that in the United States, a nation state with clear boundaries and I've got a chapter on the nation state in my book, it's hard to suppress, right? Because the people can say we're citizens, we have rights, we have foundational documents that legally protect our rights and they can repel transnational suppression or tyranny. So what's happened in the last 5 or ten years? And I also go into detail about this. I come from that world. You come from that world. You may have been ejected earlier because you're a conservative and a person who speaks openly about faith, but I was ejected only when I began doing this reporting a couple of years ago. And in our milieu, there is a global elite who really don't bear any sense of responsibility to their fellow Americans or fellow French people or fellow British people. They really are responsive to other global
Former Trump Attorney Jenna Ellis on Pennsylvania's Doug Mastriano
"Guys, I'm really happy to welcome to the podcast. My friend, fellow, Salem, podcast host, constitutional law attorney, host of the Janet Ellis show, special counsel at the Thomas more society and former senior legal adviser and counsel to president Donald J Trump. Jenna Ellis, Jenna, great to have you. Thanks for joining me. Let's start by talking about mastery ano. This is Douglas mastery Anna, who kind of pulled off what is it fair to say an upset victory in Pennsylvania? Talk about your role and participation in this remarkable development. Yeah, thanks so much, my friend for having me and I was with the mushroom campaign the last night to celebrate this victory party and it's been an amazing grassroots movement that has spread like wildfire throughout Pennsylvania because Doug mashed around truly understands as a citizen first. What pennsylvanians and broader Americans care about, which is primarily to protect and preserve our rights and also to protect and preserve election integrity. And so yeah, it was a huge landslide victory. He won by almost 45% of the vote. And I told him 45 is a great number, because president Trump, of course, endorsed him. And so he won with a wider percentage of the vote than the second and third place candidates combined. So what this says to me is that people are waking up across America and we want to put into positions in federal office state and local leaders who actually understand what America is all about and are willing to ask questions about election integrity are willing to ask questions about government and won't shy away when they're called terms and derivative terms like insurrectionist and election denier. They don't care. A Doug mushroom doesn't care. I don't care. He will stand up and fight for liberty and so
Watchdog: US troop pullout was key factor in Afghan collapse
"Washington Washington Washington Washington I I I I might might might might cross cross cross cross your your your your reporting reporting reporting reporting a a a a watchdog watchdog watchdog watchdog report report report report says says says says the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. troop troop troop troop pullout pullout pullout pullout was was was was a a a a key key key key factor factor factor factor in in in in the the the the Afghan Afghan Afghan Afghan collapse collapse collapse collapse a a a a new new new new government government government government watchdog watchdog watchdog watchdog report report report report concludes concludes concludes concludes decisions decisions decisions decisions by by by by presidents presidents presidents presidents Donald Donald Donald Donald Trump Trump Trump Trump and and and and Joe Joe Joe Joe Biden Biden Biden Biden to to to to pull pull pull pull all all all all U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. troops troops troops troops out out out out of of of of Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan were were were were the the the the key key key key factors factors factors factors in in in in the the the the collapse collapse collapse collapse of of of of the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. trained trained trained trained Afghan Afghan Afghan Afghan military military military military the the the the report report report report comes comes comes comes from from from from the the the the special special special special inspector inspector inspector inspector general general general general for for for for Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan reconstruction reconstruction reconstruction reconstruction there there there there were were were were earlier earlier earlier earlier similar similar similar similar assessments assessments assessments assessments from from from from senior senior senior senior Pentagon Pentagon Pentagon Pentagon and and and and military military military military leaders leaders leaders leaders last last last last September September September September general general general general mark mark mark mark Milley Milley Milley Milley chairman chairman chairman chairman of of of of the the the the joint joint joint joint chiefs chiefs chiefs chiefs of of of of staff staff staff staff bluntly bluntly bluntly bluntly told told told told Congress Congress Congress Congress U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. missteps missteps missteps missteps in in in in Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan were were were were years years years years in in in in the the the the making making making making that that that that outcome outcome outcome outcome is is is is acumen acumen acumen acumen of of of of a a a a factor factor factor factor of of of of twenty twenty twenty twenty years years years years not not not not twenty twenty twenty twenty days days days days and and and and there there there there are are are are huge huge huge huge amount amount amount amount of of of of strategic strategic strategic strategic operational operational operational operational
LBJ and the Issue of Fatherless Birth Rates
"Talk about some issues. Just Larry is a font of stats. And he just spewed out these stats on the stage. And when he said, more than 70% of all black children are born to fatherless homes. You go, you know, how much money has government spent on the minority betterment since the great society. What's 19 says? So let's 50 years. Right. And the poverty rates, they're not lower. The poverty rates are the same or higher. But the fatherless birth rates have exploded. So how do we even begin to grasp that nettle if there's an incentive? Well, I think that one of the things you have to look at, the answer to that really for starters goes back to LBJ. I'm going to have these inwards voting Democrat for 200 years I'm going to lock them in. I'm going to, I'm going to buy the vote. Absolutely. And then you go and you look at how they fundamentally broke apart the nuclear family, which you still happening today. Which was in the BLM. Website until they scrubbed it. It's really scrubbed it. But that was, you know, there's nothing new under the sun. You know, these guys are doing the same thing over again. But back then, it was, hey, if you had a certain income level, which husbands or fathers were most of the times the breadwinner, if you had these income level, you didn't qualify for X, Y, and Z and so dad started walking away so that families could be supported on these government programs. That translated and devolved really into fatherless homes and man, you break apart the nuclear family, and we see the negative impacts of that in community still to this day. And so they knew what they were doing. It was systemic and LGBT LBJ told us. Right. He told us, he gave us the answer to the test and years and years and years later exactly his prophecy if you call that his coming true.
"u.s. government" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW
"Welcome back to the breakdown with me and LW. It's a daily podcast on macro Bitcoin and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. The breakdown is sponsored by nyg and produced and distributed by coin desk. What's going on guys? It is Sunday October 24th and that means it's time for long reads Sunday. And today we have a fun one for you guys. So our story starts in 2015. Well, really, it starts in the 7 years before 2015 as one of hip hop's most legendary ensembles secretly recorded an album that they called once upon a time in Shaolin. Yes, of course, I'm speaking of the whoo Tang clan. So they had secretly been recording this album for 7 years and in 2015 instead of releasing it as normal, they held an auction. There would be only one copy of this album. And it was going to be auctioned off. Now at the time there were two very strong takes on this. The first held that this was some bullshit elitist art stunt. The second was that it was a perfect skewering of the way that digital and streaming has eroded musical value. For my part, I believe that it could have simply been that cash ruled everything around them. And in either case, if one thing has ever been true, it's that Wu Tang clan ain't nothing to fuck with. Whatever the real story is, baby doctor evil pharma exec Martin Shire won the auction for $2 million and took this incredible piece of culture with him in his much hated hands. Now, for those who aren't familiar with this comic book villain, he was a hedge funder and pharmaceutical exec who acquired a drug called daraprim, which had an expired patent but no generic version. This drug was used as an anti malarial and an antiparasitic drug and was used treating both aids related and non aids related toxoplasmosis. After his firm bought this drug, they jacked the price from 1350 a pill to $750 a pill overnight. It's way beyond the scope to dig into all of the elements of this here. But the key thing again is that it was a bummer that this piece of culture was hanging out with Richie rotten. Anyway, in 2017, Martin was convicted of securities fraud and sentenced to 7 years in jail, where, as part of the conviction, he was ordered to forfeit $7.4 million in assets. When he didn't have the cash, he had to give up everything, including a Picasso and of course, once upon a time in Shaolin, the Wu Tang album. Fast forward to July of this year. News broke that the U.S. Marshals had sold the album, but we didn't know to whom until this past week. Turns out it was pleaser Dow who are pleaser doubt you ask, well, let's read there about page from their website. Please or Dow is a collective of defy leaders early NFT collectors and digital artists who have built a formidable yet benevolent reputation for acquiring culturally significant pieces with a charitable twist. Since the Dow purchased its genesis piece, people pleasers Eunice wat V three NFT, the Dow has evolved and elevated its mission to collect digital art that represents and funds important ideas. Movements and causes that have been memorialized on chain as NFTs. Pleaser Dow has set a precedent for bidding on unique pieces. Many of which have powerful messages that transcend crypto. Dubbed as an art collecting empire, the Dow is experimenting with novel concepts in digital and community art ownership. Its members are exploring ideas such as fractional iconic pieces to be distributed to and owned by the community. However, beyond just shared ownership of these pieces, the collective plans to apply creative innovations within defy to add and disseminate value. In a way, the Dow is a platform for collective experimentation at the nexus of community ownership, defy and digital art. In essence, the Dow's modus operandi is to buy and fund culturally significant pieces and then create something fundamentally additive to the soul of the piece before sharing it back with the community..
"u.s. government" Discussed on Axios Today
"Twenty nine am on july sixteenth. Nineteen forty-five the us army detonated an atomic bomb. The first test in american history in a desert valley in los alamos new mexico at the time the location was kept secret but the huge blast woke members of the hispanic and indigenous communities living next door. This was about a month before the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki. Henry harare was eleven years old then in a town till larussa just outside of los alamos. He spoke with our race injustice reporter russell control us about what it was like in the moments after the bomb went off at one thing i guess for flows on the slow lane radio. I'm the that dust henry talking about. Didn't just cling to close like. Henry's mom had hung up outside in also settled on people's homes. Not knowing the dust was radioactive. Henry says they wore those clothes for years and other residents took trips to the site and even brought radioactive greenglass back into their houses. Eventually people started getting sick with rare cancers. We've got a while back later. You know and people are sick in one knew while. Henry's now eighty seven. He's had his jaw reconstructed because of mouth cancer. He and other residents believe these illnesses were caused by the bomb. We had no idea no military. Didn't tell us a damn nine. I'm sorry not guan that bam word from the military and it wasn't just this bomb the. Us government has a history of endangering communities of color to produce nuclear weapons during the cold war. the government was mining uranium all across the navajo nation. These are just a few examples of what climate activists and academics call environmental racism like housing and employment discrimination. The terms away to explain that environmental laws aren't enforced equally across racial lines and that some communities especially black latino native american are left to bear the brunt of these hazardous and often deadly effects. Environmental racism can also be about access to clean air. Take the chevron refinery in richmond california for example the surrounding area is made up of primarily black and latino residents where the asthma rate is at twenty five percent. That's almost twice the state average or it can be about clean water like in jackson mississippi or storms and freezing temperatures left many black residents without water for weeks in march the movement to change all of this is known as environmental justice and inputs vulnerable communities at the center of climate policy in solutions. What rommel justice movement attempts to do is to make sure that no community is left behind when it comes to environmental protection environmental enforcement. And it's very clear that everybody is not getting the same level of protection that others who are living in the suburbs who are living in a foreign communities. We say it's not just it's not fair and it's illegal. Dr bullard is known to many as the father of environmental justice. He's a distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at texas southern university in houston and he's a member of president. Joe biden's environmental justice advisory council. Today we're gonna talk about how the federal government is tackling environmental justice under the first black man charged with leading the epa administrator. Michael reagan and what. It will take to make a real change. But i i went to dr bullard to explain how we've come to understand that the environment and racism are linked dr bullard. Thanks for taking the time to speak with us. Thanks for having me. Can we start at the beginning of your career. What was the first instance of you observing environmental racism that led you to dedicating your entire career to addressing this. While that's a one it was way back in nineteen seventy nine and houston texas. I was asked by my wife to collect data for losses that he had filed us. You need someone to put on a map. All the landfills located in houston's generators garbage dumps in that was the first lawsuit being versus southwest waste manager. Cooperation challenge environmental racism in so. I got drafted in. I did the study. And i've been doing studies in writing books over the last forty forty years as a matter of fact forty two years one of your earlier books dumping in dixie race class and environmental quality came out in nineteen ninety and it was one of if not the first taxed to address inequities in the environment and climate. Was there. push back at that time for this framing for you framing it. That way of course was back. You know what. I finished a book. Nineteen eighty nine and it took me a whole year to get it published. Because i got nasty notes from publishers saying oh there's no such thing as environmental racism. The environment is neutral subjective. Everybody's treated the same. And finally i was able to get a publisher out of boulder colorado. I don't know if it's mountain high air these brown. Tofu food marijuana. Whatever they publish mobile and so that was the first book on environmental justice. Dumping in dixie. It was the first full animated textbook. That's how i got into the academy and got in the hands of lots of soaps. You have been doing this as you said for decades. How important was last year. Twenty twenty in americans understanding of how systemic racism does affect people's access to water to their sanitation to environmental justice. The summer twenty twenty was a great awakening. It was a great awakening to the fact that there was so many cascading multiple converging threats on america and particularly black america. When we saw you know what was happening with. George florida and yana taylor and others. That was about black lives matter..
"u.s. government" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"So in retrospect that was the clear time to do it. They ended up just postponing for seven years the inevitable which was that the taliban were gonna come back into power. So what do you think could happen now that the taliban is in charge the you as is gone what. The taliban launched from the us in order to keep afghanistan quiet. Yeah that's a it's a really fascinating situation. So here's the enemy. We've been fighting for two decades yet. The taliban would like nothing more at this point then to have diplomatic recognition from the united states they had asked by administration to keep the embassy open because they want humanitarian aid and economic aid to keep flowing to the country. Afghanistan is highly the the economy is highly dependent on us aid and aid from other donor countries. And if the us turns off the taps to that the afghan Economy could collapse in the talibans. Very cognizant of this and they want support and help from the us government. There's also interesting cooperation going on counterterrorism. You may recall the cia director. William burns recently flew into kabul and met with the taliban leadership and clearly they were discussing among other things whether the taliban and us intelligence could work together against groups like islamic state in afghanistan You know islamic state's a terrorist group that is hostile toward the taliban. The taliban believe it or not is to moderate and not pure enough and the taliban is is fighting islamic state so this could be a situation where the us and the taliban actually worked together on security issues but if the us is going to recognize the taliban obviously then that's a bitter pill to swallow that saying that this this this movement that has very brutal attitudes toward women and their human rights record is abysmal. We're essentially accepting that at least tacitly if we're going to recognize him but you know this is a difficult decision. The biden administration's going to have to wrestle with. To what degree can we work with the taliban to what degree do we want to work with the taliban but the reality is there in charge and in some ways i think biden hopes to taliban can at least brings some stability to afghanistan. That's been missing for the better part of forty years there. The promised to allow women to go to school to have jobs to drive cars if they do not keep those promises and continued to terrorize. Win is the us going to continue to support them. Well this is. This is the situation right. You know and that's the question. I don't know but i'm not too hopeful that the taliban all of a sudden is is going to adopt progressive ideals and let women keep doing all that. I mean to give you one example. They already announced that their reimposing their ban on music right in afghanistan. So that doesn't give you much sense that they've evolved into the twenty first century. But this is this is the dilemma. The biden administration faces. This is not a movement or a government that shares any american values but from a security standpoint. Do we cooperate with them or not. Do we know how many americans have been left and the state department has said more than about one hundred americans somewhere between one hundred and two hundred now..
"u.s. government" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"There wasn't open warfare in kabul At the same time you have threats from terrorist groups like the islamic state which was responsible for that awful suicide bombing that killed thirteen service members and more than one hundred afghans outside airport. So look it was. It was a bad chaotic situation But to me is somebody who covered the military. For many years it could have been far worse. It was clear the biden administration hadn't planned well for it. But you know we're really fortunate that the loss of life wasn't greater there could have been a plane shot down. There could have been more bombings. We could have had shootouts with the taliban for days on end so i think in the end the by administration was fortunate but you're right binds going to historically he'll be the one president who said i ended the war unpopular war But he also has to take responsibility for how that how that unfolded so how could hit to have been a better way. Well this is. This is twenty twenty. Hindsight but obama clearly wanted. He promised to end. The war in promised to withdraw. Us troops but if he'd stuck with his original plan to pull out us troops by the end of his second term at that point. The afghan government was stronger in the taliban was weaker. Now maybe in the end the taliban still would have taken over but i think the evacuation could have unfolded in a more orderly fashion. The plan was to hand over responsibility for all security to the afghan army and police during obama's term. And if he truly done that and pulled out. Us troops things would have been a lot smoother. Who knows how long the afghan government would have remained in power but that would have been on them and the us wouldn't have had this direct involvement. So in retrospect that was the clear time to do it. They ended up just postponing for seven years the inevitable which was that the taliban were gonna come back into power. So what do you think could happen now that the taliban is in charge the you as it is gone what the taliban want from the us in order to keep afghanistan quiet. It's a fascinating situation. So here's the enemy. We have been fighting for the better part of two decades yet. The taliban would like nothing more at this point then have diplomatic recognition from the united states. They had asked by administration to keep the embassy open because they want humanitarian aid and economic aid to keep flowing to the country. Afghanistan is highly the the economy is highly dependent on us aid and aid from other donor countries. And if the us turns off the taps to that the afghan Economy could collapse in the taliban very cognizant this and they want support and help from the us government. There's also interesting cooperation on counterterrorism. You may recall this director. William burns recently flew into kabul and met with the taliban leadership and clearly they were discussing among other things whether the taliban and us intelligence could work together against groups like islamic state in afghanistan You know islamic state's terrorist group that is hostile toward the taliban taliban believe it or not is to moderate and not pure enough and the taliban is is fighting islamic state so this could be a situation where the us and the taliban actually worked together on security issues but if the.
"u.s. government" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"He said we've seen what happened with russia and the british going into afghanistan these foreign powers and they got bogged down and it looks like initial success militarily but then they found her around and they can't get out and he said we're not going to let that happen to us. We're not going to repeat that mistake. So he knew about the lesson but it happened anyway but that story has a coded to it on the very same day that bush was giving his speech saying we learned our lessons. Rumsfeld was dictating a memo to some of his top generals and civilian aids. Which was saying. I'm really worried if we don't come up with a plan to stabilize afghanistan were never going to get our troops out. We need to come up with a plan and the last word of the memo was a single word. It said help exclamation point so again in public presence expressing all this confidence and saying we're gonna let this happen to us what happened to the russians but in private on that very same day. His defense secretary is worried about that. Precise scenario you must have been utterly shocked reading the papers. I was sometimes just the bluntness of some the admissions. You know i think most americans. Obviously we knew had been going well for a long time. If award drags on for twenty years by definition. It's not going very well especially if it's a word that you're side started but when you always sort of assume there's a plan that may be it went off the rails but there was some kind of plan that people thought. They knew what they were doing. But in some of these interviews very senior people just admitted they didn't know what they were doing. There was one interview with the three star army. General name doug lute who has worked in the white house under bush and obama. He was known as the war. Czar so administratively overseeing strategy in the war in afghanistan and we were devoid of the fundamental understanding of afghanistan. We didn't know what we were doing. Then there is another interview with an ambassador named richard voucher who has the senior. Us diplomat overseeing south asia during the bush administration and he said the same thing. And i'm quoting says we didn't know what we were doing. So when you see these people in charge admitting frankly that literally they didn't know what they were doing. It was a shock. You'd never expect people to admit that. But that's how.
"u.s. government" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"So had we not gone into iraq. You think the outcome in afghanistan might have been different. Yes i do. And there's no guarantee. I've had enormous problems and challenges and needs but if there was ever time when we could have really made a difference in strengthening the afghan institutions giving humanitarian aid and trying to put the country on its feet that time was during bush's first term when instead we spend all our attention and focus on iraq. You know the best example of this of of losing our focus it can be found in a memo that donald rumsfeld wrote just a year into the war in two thousand and two he was recounting in this memo. He had gone to the oval office to meet president bush and he told bush to generals in town this week. General tommy. franks. Who is the commander of forces in the middle east. Who is overseeing. The word plans for iraq and general. Dan mcneill and he asked the president. Can i set up a meeting for you. With general franks in general mcneil and bush said yet tommy. Franks i want to meet with him because of course we want to talk about iraq. But who's general mcneil and rumsfeld said. Well sure he's the commander of the war in afghanistan and bush said. Oh well. I don't need to meet with him so there you have it right. The president is completely focused on iraq doesn't want to spend any time on. Afghanistan doesn't even know who his top general is there and to me that that sort of set it all and twenty years later. Remind us of the cost of this war in terms of money and well the cosby still going up and up about two thousand four hundred. Us military service members have lost their lives in the war Probably more than seventy or eighty thousand were wounded there. Another eleven hundred. Nato allies and troops were killed in afghanistan tens of thousands of afghans civilians tens of thousands of afghan soldiers and police and of course. The taliban has taken heavy losses. So we don't have a precise accounting or numbers of how many afghans have lost their lives. Unfortunately but the number of afghan civilians getting killed kept going up and up each year so even as the us started to withdraw. The number of civilians getting killed was getting worse and worse up until the end We've also spent over a trillion dollars so far but when you include the indirect costs like debt payments and healthcare for veterans. And things like that. The estimates are that the war will cost us about two trillion dollars and in the end. There's very very little do show for it with the taliban now back in charge the taliban stronger now than it was back in two thousand one in their concerns about whether al qaeda or other affiliates could come back to afghanistan. What's so fascinating to me. Is of course. The whereas had seen the history of russia in afghanistan finally giving up because afghanistan was such a complex situation. You think the us did not understand that right front the beginning no they did understand that. From the beginning and we know this they. Just how do i say the lesson was right in front of our faces but and we knew about it but we didn't pay heed for very long. There's a good example of this in april of two thousand and two again just six months into the war. President bush gave his speech at the virginia military institute and he addresses this very topic..
"u.s. government" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"So had we not gone iraq. You think the outcome in afghanistan might have been different. Yes i do. And there's no guarantee. I've had enormous problems and challenges and needs but if there was ever time when we could have really made a difference in strengthening the afghan institutions giving humanitarian aid and trying to put the country on its feet that time was during bush's first term when instead we we spend all our attention and focus on iraq. You know the best example of this of of losing our focus it can be found in a memo that donald rumsfeld wrote just a year into the war in two thousand and two he was recounting in this memo. He had gone to the oval office to meet president bush and he told bush to generals in town this week. There's general tommy franks. Who is the commander of forces in the middle east. Who is overseeing the word plan for iraq and general dan mcneill and he asked the president. Can i set up a meeting for you. With general franks in general mcneil. Bush said yet. Tommy franks i want to meet with him because of course we wanted to talk about iraq. But who's general mcneil and rumsfeld said. Well he's the commander of the war in afghanistan and bush said. Oh well. I don't need to meet with him so there you have it right. The president is completely focused on iraq doesn't want to spend any time on afghantistan doesn't even know who his top general is there and to me that that sort of set it all and twenty years later. Remind us of the cost of this war in terms of money and well the costs. Are you still going up and up. A about two thousand four hundred. Us military service members have lost their lives in the war You know probably more than seventy or eighty thousand were wounded there. Another eleven hundred. Nato allies and troops were killed in afghanistan. tens of thousands of afghan civilians tens of thousands of afghan soldiers and police. Of course the taliban has taken heavy losses. So we don't have a precise accounting or numbers of how many afghans have lost their lives. Unfortunately but the number of afghan civilians getting killed kept going up and up each year so even as the us started to withdraw the number of civilians getting killed was getting worse and worse up until the end we've also spent over a trillion dollars so far but when you include the indirect cost like debt payments and healthcare for veterans and things like that the estimates are that the world will cost us about two trillion dollars and in the end. There's of course very very little to show for it with the taliban now back in charge the taliban stronger now than it was back in two thousand one in their concerns about whether al qaeda or other affiliates could come back to afghanistan. What's so fascinating to me. Is of course the. Us had seen the history of russia in afghanistan. finally giving up because afghanistan was such a complex situation. Do you think the u did not understand that right front and the beginning. No they did understand that from the beginning and we know this they. Just how do i say the lesson was right in front of our faces but and we knew about it but we didn't pay heed for very long. There's a good example of this in april of two thousand and two so again just six months into the war. President bush gave a speech at the virginia military institute and he addresses this very topic..
"u.s. government" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"From the public. You know if they may be had this honest conversation a long time ago. I think the were would have been shortened. We wouldn't have had to be there for twenty years. I will surprise to see name. Michael flan emerge here. Tell me a role. He played sure so today. Most people know. Michael flynn for his politics. He's he's embraced cunanan. And a lot of these conspiracy theories but for most career. He was in the united states army and he became a three star general in charge of military intelligence. He was overseeing military intelligence in afghanistan for the united states and nato during the obama administration and at that time he was very highly respected within the armed forces that he was very. He's spoke very bluntly and he engaged in all this talk that a lot of the other. Us officials did so. I actually that's how this whole project got started in two thousand sixteen. I heard that flynn had given an interview. That was part of the afghanistan papers in which he was very critical about how the war has been fought and in particular how it had been presented to the american people here at that point was just becoming known for his support of donald trump. So he was in the news. I wanted to see what he said. This was part of the lawsuit post filed against the government. we finally obtained. Flynn transcript of what flynn said in contrast with today where he says a lot of crazy things back then. His assessments were really on the mark he kept saying. You know every measurement from the field from headquarters in kabul. Show that we're not winning this war that we're losing all our commanders. It feels like we're losing slowly. So how come we keep telling the american people that were winning so the irony here is. Here's michael flynn who's got a dubious reputation these days but back then he was wearing the few who is actually telling the truth about how things were going. What were the generals themselves saying to each other well again in these interviews. We obtained confidentially. They were telling the government that things were disaster. I was shocked when i read one interview in particular with the general dan mcneill. He was the war commander in afghanistan. Twice underbush two different occasions and he said we didn't have a strategy. We didn't have a campaign plan to go over told to go over there and kill terrorists but there was no there was no plan and i was shocked. I was like what general admits. He doesn't have a strategy right. I mean it's one thing to say. In retrospect the strategy was mistaken or are we made a lot of you know we made errors but he just said we were on autopilot. Fighting this war i thought maybe it was hyperbole on his point but then there was another interview. Transcript with a british general. David richards who oversaw. Us in nato troops in two thousand six in two thousand seven and he said the same thing..
"u.s. government" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Pulled out a bath aniston but it was not the orderly withdrawal president biden had to hope for that takeover by the taliban the chaos at the ola airport the isis k. Attack that killed both afghans and you as members americans in shock many asking. How could this happen craig. His hand investigated for the washington post and author of the new book. The afghanistan papers a secret history. The war he recounts.
"u.s. government" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"America's long as war comes to a close after twenty years. The united states has finally pulled out a bath kenniston but it was not the orderly withdrawal president biden had to hope for that takeover by the taliban the chaos at the airport the isis k. Attack that killed both the afghans and you as servicemembers letting americans in shock matinee asking. How could this happen. Craig quit his hand investigated for the washington post and author of the new book. The afghanistan papers a secret history. The war in he recounts how afghanistan became such a quagmire. And the hell. The american government misled the public about this situation on the ground. Craig join me. Thursday morning craig. The war in afghanistan is now officially over. Many americans were so shocked at what happened. It was in the orderly exit. Everyone expected why was there. Such a disconnect between what we thought was going to happen and what actually happened well. That's a really good question. It may take some time to sort out but in terms of the binding administration. You know the clearly thought that the afghan government would be able to remain in power in kabul for at least a few months and they were expecting that they'd be able to hang on and there'd be a longer transient transition period.
"u.s. government" Discussed on Reset
"Self-driving cars why is having a hard time. Well i think a lot of it has to do with the fact that over the last several administrations obama and then trump really kind of took a hands off approach when it came to the development of autonomous vehicles. They were very mindful of this competition. That was going on in china. I think there is a worry that cracking down too hard. On the development of autonomous vehicles making committee rules was going to lead the united states to fall behind. Its competitors mainly china. We're starting to see a shift in that behavior. Though with the new administration with joe biden's administration when it comes to these investigations looking into sort of you know how tesla is developing its technology and we saw a recently a new rule came out from nitsa requiring car companies to report crashes involving either advanced driver. Assistance systems like autopilot or fully autonomous vehicles. Were expecting to get a lot more detailed information a lot. More data involved in these types of crashes and that's really a departure from previous administrations have have approached this technology. You know which is not to say that they're still trying to figure out how to approach the whole thing. A lot of this happens at the state level and you can have sort of a patchwork effect but it's pretty clear that the by the administration is trying to have a more nuanced approach to this technology. Which is still very much under development and is not really ready for prime time so the government has opened this robe and it's huge. It involves hundreds of thousands of tesla's what could happen. What happens from here. A number of different things could happen. They could issue a recall We're talking over. Seven hundred thousand vehicles are involved in this investigation across tesla's entire lineup. So that's model three model s. model x. Men why we've got the cyber truck coming out pretty soon so it remains to be seen you know what sort of tax the regulars will take to that vehicle but right now you know the vast majority of the tesla's around the road today so a recall could really sort of hamper the company's ability to market this product in the future it could affect you know the vehicles that are on the road today could require them to update the software to trade out vehicles for for new vehicles that could really end up costing the company a lot of money or they could actually you know or tesla to overhaul this product completely. This is sort of virgin territory for tesla and for regulators. So it's really kind of uncharted in terms of what actually could end up happening here. But we know how the government responds to recalls in the past. And the onus is really on the automaker to make sure that customers know what type of products they have and whether or not there's been a recall issued for those products and what they're supposed to do after that andrew i have to ask. Have you ever been a tesla autopilot. Engaged i have and You know at the time that i was in the vehicle it was working pretty well. But that's also because i knew sort of the rules and how to keep my eye on the road into to stay attentive while i was driving if i actually owned one of these vehicles and i was using it every day you know i might become complacent just like other people have and start to think that the car is a lot more capable than it actually was so you know i don't i don't really blame the customers that much. I mean it's a product that they use every day. It's your car you know you sort of. There's muscle memory involved and there's a lot of psychological behavior. I play but yeah. I mean you know. Tesla's are are exciting really technologically innovative in sort of in the right setting. They could really work really really well but under the wrong settings such as at night with a fire truck in your path things could go really tragically wrong pretty quickly. If you're.
"u.s. government" Discussed on Can He Do That?
"By they want to build a more permanent presence on and the moon base on the surface of the moon space station in orbit around the moon. And what we know. Now that we didn't know during apollo is that there is water in the form of ice on the polls of the moon and that's important not just to sustain human life but water hydrogen oxygen can be used as a rocket fuel and propellant to allow us to go further. You think of the moon is like a gas station in space and that allows you to go further while at the same time helping to build the sort of commercial space industry and a lot of people think that a space if we can access it more efficiently and more cheaply than that could actually open up a new economic sphere. Not unlike what we saw with the advent of the internet at this point what are these advancements in space. What value do they have from a geopolitical perspective for our country. That's another great question so just think about the partnerships on the international space station. Where you've got things. Something like nineteen countries working together meant an enormous amount of work to keep astronauts alive in space and on the ground. There are all sorts of enormous geopolitical tensions between the united states and russia for example. But when it comes to space and partnering on the international space station they work in lockstep with each other at the same time. You're seen a growing space race. And there's some debate over this. Between the united states and china. China has shown that they have huge ambitions in space. They landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon which no one had ever done. It just landed a rover on mars joining the united states to be able to do that. They launched their own space station into low earth orbit and are talking about partnering not only with russia but with other countries as well at a time when the international space station which is an endeavor effort led by the united states is getting older and it's unclear how much longer that will stay up there. China has shown that it has huge space ambitions and nasa administrator bill nelson has talked about one of the reasons why we need to keep exploring is the you know to make sure there's democratic american values that extend into space all right. Kristen my last question for you. You have been closely following this modern space race. What do you think will be the next phase for space exploration and is the us position to be a leader. I think the next chapter. Is you go from mercury gemini. Apollo space shuttle space station to this commercial space era. I'm really interested in human spaceflight. And it's fascinating to me that you've got not just like a jeff bezos on richard branson going up. But that soon you could have a lot more people and if you think about in the history of the world only about five hundred seventy people have ever been to space and within a five year. Say they're able to do it safely. And reliably that number grows to five thousand ten thousand fifteen thousand over the years and you have a new generation of people who have seen the earth from a distance who have seen the thin line of the atmosphere land masses without borders. that could have a profound effect. I mean remember that image taken from the apollo era of the earth pale blue dot hanging in that inky darkness of space that helped touch off the environmental movement in earth day in it's one of the most reproduced photos in the history of photography. So i think that could have a profound societal effect. And we're starting to see this with spacex and a company called axiom space taking more and more people not just unstable orbital space tourism trips but all the way to orbit as well so i think that is something to look for for sure convinced. You have the coolest job at the washington post stint..
"u.s. government" Discussed on Can He Do That?
"You start an end in the same spot right exactly but so. Let's take that from virgin. Galactic wants to do is perfect that get better be able to fly more people higher faster more efficiently more robustly and bring the cost down and then instead of taking off like richard branson just did. It's baseboard america and landing back at spaceport. America you take off at spaceport america and in tokyo technologically. They're not there yet. There's going to be a lot of bureaucratic regulations in terms of managing the airspace. And that's gonna involve different. countries spacex. Wants to do that as well. I mean they say if you're going to go to space why do you have to come down on the same spot. Why not land else. And that's clearly destinations for earth. But if we have commercial space stations in low-earth-orbit to complement or replace the international space station. That's a destination or if now you're thinking out decades hundreds of years and you have destinations around the moon. That could be a place to go as well. Let's pivot to talk a little bit about the politics surrounding us and what the federal government has been doing in the past and is doing now to aid these space efforts so president trump actually appeared to show a big interest in space. When he was in office he put space force in place. Did that interest lead to any substantive advances in american space research so the trump administration standing up the space force and on the civilian side with nasa with they did was create the optimist program and the program is their program to go back to the moon. Originally nasa had been aiming to go back to the moon in about the twenty eight timeframe for the trump administration said no. That's too long time. We will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint we will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to mars and perhaps some day too many worlds beyond this directive. Will the problem with space. In politics one administration will come in and say we're going to the moon and then they'll get voted out in the new administration will come in and say no we've been to the moon we're going to mars. And then the next one comes as no going back to the moon and as a result we've got nowhere we haven't been back to the moon. So trump came in a very strongly said we're going to the moon under artists by twenty twenty four and what happened when the biden administration came in even though they laid waste to so many of president trump's programs they embraced artemis through the program. The united states government will work with industry and international partners to send astronauts to the surface of the moon. Another man and a woman to the moon which is very exciting. Because i said we're going to do this. We're gonna take a review. We're going to look at it. Make sure this is viable. But they're holding onto that program in the two thousand twenty four deadline so we have continuity like this for the first time in a long time. And that's giving a lot of people in the space community. A lot of hope i think. Twenty twenty four. Still an unlikely. I don't know that we're going to be able to meet that. There are a lot of challenges yet but at least everybody is aligned to meet that goal. Are there other goals from the biden administration around the space program with fascinating about it is that they are continuing a lot of what happened in previous administrations these public private partnerships to fly commercially. They're embracing that was once not that long ago really controversial and we went from flying cargo and humans to low earth orbit to the international space station and initially the resolve this talk of free nasa to go farther deeper and do things but now under the optimist program for example there are continuing to embrace these public private partnerships to go to the moon for example the lunar lander that would put astronauts on the surface of the moon. That would be a public private. Partnership right now spacex has the contract to develop that spacecraft. Even though at the moment it's touched off a protest and litigation from blue origin a which lost the bid also wants to be able to compete for it so not only do you have is public private partnerships going forward but you've even got immense competition in the industry for it. This podcast is supported by qualcomm greater collectively benefits to greater good and qualcomm invented. Five g breakthroughs that make possible. See us where five g is helping to make remote education more accessible. Join us in making the world more connected with five g so to head. Nasa biden tapped former florida. Senator bill nelson. Who was the second sitting member of congress to go to space. You had a chance to sit down with nelson. What did he tell you. Where his priorities. For biden's nasa wolf a lot of people look at the nasa administrator. And a oh should be an engineer or scientist or maybe an astronaut and not a politician politics should be left out of it but what they bring to the table as the ability to go back to their former members of congress to try to get money to fund these programs and that's what former senator nelson is trying to do right now. Going back to the moon is not cheap. Had requested three point. Three billion dollars for that lunar lander program only got eight hundred and fifty million dollars for this year and so now he's going back to the hill with these budget requests and try to get more money so they can meet that twenty two thousand four deadline to ask you the most basic question here. Which is there are so many problems in this world so many areas in this country alone. That need lots of congressional funding. Why is going back to the moon a priority. Why is this important. That's a great question. And i think that as journalists is something we need to keep asking ourselves and keep asking the leaders about what is the point of all this and is there a return. I mean we went to the moon in nineteen sixty nine and haven't really been back since nineteen seventy two. Why should we do this. And i think what. Nasa would tell you today. Is that particularly when it comes to the moon. They're not talking about an apollo light program. Where twelve men walked on the moon and.
"u.s. government" Discussed on Can He Do That?
"In two thousand and elon. Musk family spacex. In two thousand and two and richard branson with virgin galactic in two thousand and four so this has been in developed for a number of years. And a lot of these efforts are just now coming to fruition. But this is ben a dream for some time now. Is it coincidence that this all happening at the same time or as this been gradual evolution in the time. Look the same from the start. There has been a gradual abolition. And in a lot of ways it's been led by spacex which leads the as ation of space when you talk about commercial space. You'd think about spacex. They've been out in front. Ilan founded the company in two thousand and two within six years. They had a rocket that was able to go to orbit and they started quickly entering the launch market winning contracts from nasa and then eventually the pentagon and he showed that you could actually do this and have a viable company. This relationship between spacex and nasa has been sufficiently meaningful to where we are now looking at at how we do all of our business models and that includes how we're going to resupply gateway It includes how we're going to get to the surface of the moon this business. Now you're seeing not just these launch providers but a broader space industry beginning to blossom so you mentioned blue origin spacex and virgin galactic do all of these private companies have similar goals as it just space tourism. What are they in this for. In a lot of ways they have different approaches but what they all have in common is wanting to make space more accessible such high bar to be able to get the space. It's technically very challenging. It's risky when there's a reason why governments have had a monopoly on space travel for decades. It's just too difficult. And so what they all want to do is bring down the cost and commercialize it and open it up too far more people into space more accessible. How they do that. The approaches are taking very widely. They've got different vehicles different visions for their company and ultimately what they wanna to do in the long term but they all share that theme in common for sure do they all work in some capacity with the government. Is that sort of a prerequisite to being able to have a space program to some respect they do and i think wow all. The goal is to have a free standing commercial space industry. That self. sustaining. We're not there yet. And the government in a lot of ways is very much the big driving force and a big customer still for a lot of these companies so spacex for example has contracts from nasa to fly cargo and supplies to the space station to even five astronauts to the space station. So does boeing. Boeing has a contract to fly astronauts to the space station. That sort of subsidizes their programs. In that means a great deal of that blue origin trying to win some of those contracts and has had some recent success and even virgin galactic which is looking more toward the commercial market and flying paying customers the sub orbital space tourism flights also will fly science experiments and work with nasa to be able to do that so to some extent. The government is still involved in these public private partnerships. It seems like to me. The dynamics of these public private partnerships have sort changed over the past few years at least from an outsider's perspective. It seems like now private space travel as gained momentum and some of the more scientific or more experimental stuff things to help us learn more about outer space. And i have at least sort of fall into the wayside in terms of attention. Can you explain why that's happening or if that is even happening as i perceive it yeah. That's a great observation because there has been a shift in the paradigm we've seen some dramatic changes. Take nasa for example. Ten years ago. They were looking at this. Commercial industry and a lot of people within nasa and the leadership was very skeptical of it and it was really controversial when nasa contract it out the service to fly cargo and supplies to the international space station. A lot of people thought. No this is what the government should be doing. We shouldn't be seating this to the private sector and certainly not seeding human spaceflight. I mean flying nastase most precious resource. It's astronauts to the space station. It was inconceivable that they were going to allow that to be turned over to the private sector and then they did although. I strongly support the goals and ideals of commercials access to space to folks who propose such a limited architecture. Do not yet know what they don't know. There is a merit of technical challenges in future yet to be overcome safety considerations which cannot be overlooked compromised as well as a business plan in investors. They will have to satisfy all this will lead to unplanned delays. Which will cost the american taxpayer. Billions of unallocated dollars and lengthen the gap from shuttle retirement. Today we can to the day we can once again access. Low earth orbit leaving us hostage as a nation and the private sector spacex. This show that they can do it and do it. Successfully and so to your other point like that got a lot of attention because companies like sex in blue origin. Their led by the celebrity billionaires. And they do get a lot of attention elon. Musk in particular. His goal was to create more attention for space and space travel to give nasa and the other agencies more money so that we could do more things when we went to the moon in nineteen sixty nine and haven't been back since in a lot of people thought that nasa really lost its mojo and i can see that argument but i would also point out for example that it was nasa that sent a probe to an asteroid. Some two hundred million miles away. It was nasa that most recently landed the curiosity rover on the surface of mars. And oh by the way flew a helicopter ingenuity on mark. Cutout confirmed on mars. Ready to begin speaking of life. This is still doing some big daring good things but now they've got these commercial partners that can help them along the way and a lot of people think it's the marriage between those two entities is growing commercial space sector along with the big government bureaucracy. Which has the backing of the us government. And that's how you really go do big things like going to mars and back to the moon. Is there another american industry. That works that way. Well i think a lot of people look at what's happening in the early days of the commercial space flight and they look back to the early days of commercial aviation or this was a technology that was in large part fueled by the government by world war one for example and needing jet planes to fight in that war and then after the war the postal service using aviation and then going to a commercial paradigm. And then where i flying on. An airplane was very expensive and then the costs come down and people look at these space tourism flights and they're very expensive but the hope is that the cost will come down. It's an imperfect metaphor because in commercial aviation you had the wright brothers fly the first powered flight in nineteen hundred three and by about nineteen fifty five more people in the united states or flying by airplane and commercial aviation than taking the railroad for the first time. So you have this. Massive shift in commercial aviation. We haven't seen that in space in spaces harder. It's more difficult but a lot of people think and hope that we're headed that way. The difference i think is that you have a destination when you take an airplane. You have a destination and aviation but with the space tourism. At least what we've seen from virgin galactic so far for example.
"u.s. government" Discussed on Feed My Sheep Christian Podcast
"Welcome to defeat my sheep christian podcast in this episode. I would like to read to you. an article entitled the ten commandments of the us government. I found this article on the website of fem. Dot org so here. In the beginning it says source. Www dot huffman dash info dot com slash. Condit dot html. I i am the lord of the helmet. Bow shalt have no biblical god before me second commandment thou shalt not make unto the any but satanic images the which symbol of the city government and police department of salem massachusetts. The five pointed a colt pentagram of serious of the state religion of egypt emblem of the department of defense and our armed forces and the batch of us law enforcement at all levels the pyramid of pharaoh. Capped by the all seeing eye of horace emblazoned on the currency in the nomination in the denomination of one shekel third commandment thou shalt not take the name of god in vain. thou shalt not blasphemed the name of rabbi israeli zionism. Us government or any politician or agency first commitment remember the walmart sale on the sabbath day and keep it holy by spending seven days. Must thou labor that by thou shalt spend evermore fifth amendment honor thy son and my daughter. Neither spank nor say no to them. When they seek to consume the sex and violence that has dangled before them from every lawful venue by daughter shalt dress like cheap harlot from the age of eighteen onward and sunshine engage in bloody Video games likewise from his eighth year all of these are legal. And profitable seth lord sixth commandment thou shalt not kill the molester one hundred fifty children in his prison cell and thou shalt condemned the convict who executes molester lest such justice be encouraged and less to be known that the convict had greater common sense an honor than a legion of our judges seventh commandment thou shalt commit adultery televised and popularized throughout the land and broadcast into afghanistan and iraq that thereby the muslims shall be saved a share in our democracy and freedom eighth commandment thou shalt not steal from us for. We'd attest competition ninth commandment thou shalt indeed better false witness for by perjury. Our law is established tenth. Commandment covet thy neighbor's goods and the neighbor's wife for thereby the our order prosper..
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"u.s. government" Discussed on The Toasty Podcast
"I'm not saying they shouldn't have. have or whatever that's. That's not for me to say you mentioned surveillance kind of wanted to talk about you mentioning the Senate like extending the vote for different tools they used for TSA. Yes, and I can't speak I can't speak a whole lot to you that I'm not just really I tend to work on things that are more at like local or state levels that I. I have a lot of knowledge. Come on on that federal level, but what I can say is that as a matter of principle, you know a lot of the time what we will hear as sort of an excuse for the government to reach on, do something like Oh, this is for security. This is to keep you safe and I. Don't like Corona virus you know like. Like like rotavirus mandatory face coverings. Things like that and it's not that I. think that you shouldn't be able like I think. If you want to wear face fast, you should like you know. I have parents that are in the age range for that and so I tried to be cautious when I was staying with them. During quarantine, it left, the city went out to hang. Hang out with them for a while. I try to be careful about that but it's not something that the government should be in debt. You doing so sometimes I think a lot of the unnecessary regulations or ordinances and things that will see is done in the name of keeping US safe right, but it's not. I don't think that it's the government's primary responsibility to keep me safe. Safe I think it's their job to keep me and yes, provide for the common defense as in you know, keep a foreign army from invading, but you shouldn't be You shouldn't be you know like brands if they outlet. This is an extreme example. If they outlawed high heels that I might like roll, roll, my ankle or something like that would be a ridiculous amount of Iraqi. Nothing that ridiculous by we don't. Relative, okay, yeah I. Guess I along the same lines I. I wonder how. We would react as Americans then if it wasn't for a safety reason right because there's there's obviously it's gotta be some other things. We may not even know about that. Our laws being passed something like that now would infringe on our rights, quote, unquote and I. I just think we react differently in emergency situations. I think that's what the government can. Maybe take advantage of I. Don't know I L so. I think all this is good I I. I kinda just want to know what it might look like for us. like now because I haven't heard. I, mean we? We were talking about covid nineteen for a while and you know kind of got pushed aside of course in the mainstream media. What's happening? Do you know what's happening now? At a local level they are. They still worried about it or what? What's going on with that? So the city of Austin had there's Mary cities that have put out like shelter in place, orders and things like that city of Boston had extended..