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"uncle sam" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"You don't get let's kid ourselves people would watch it. Cash eighties cartoon early nineties cartoons. Silver hawks member hawks. Yeah yeah is different era cartoons but we we have the exact quote describing what they mean when they foolishly chose airborne clutter over sky trash. Yes do that quickly. These objects include birds balloons. That checks out right balloons. We've seen that guy trash recreational unmanned aerial vehicles and. That's not really trash. That's somebody's investment and hobby. Airborne debris like plastic bags. So beautiful beautiful. Yes that muddle is seen and can affect an operator's ability to identify true targets such as an enemy aircraft just flying plastic bags over the pacific ocean so subheading for this people are filthy. Yeah we managed to put trash in the sky. Yeah i mean they're certainly trashing the see. Why shouldn't there be trash on the sky. Then we head into the slightly scienc- or sounding natural atmospheric phenomenon which would be you know whether yes yes it'd be whether it's it's a kind of miscellaneous category for a bunch of phenomenon that's already understood by science importantly in this is this is in defense of the witnesses importantly in some cases this kind of stuff can be pretty rare. You know like ball. Lightning for instance is somewhat rare. You know it's it's freaky if you actually see it so this ups the likelihood of some of these things not all but some of these things being misidentified yes and we have another quote For this one as well Quote natural atmospheric phenomena includes ice crystals moisture and thermal fluctuations. That may register. On some infrared and radar systems again aka weather. Yeah but as a thermal fluctuation going to be noticed by pilot depends on the machinery. He's fine with right or the The equipment i guess so it just. In many of these cases we know that a witness statement has a lot to do with what's reported in there's generally or in many cases. I guess that's not true. I was gonna say in many cases the the pilot is reporting seeing something but again there are other cases where a pilot is reporting noticing. Something like you said on a radar that a thermal pocket may actually see so that quick question. You can't see an infrared. No not yet. Then i'm gonna keep going to predator school dude you'll you'll you'll get eventually. They'll feel bad you know i'm colorblind. I'm just winging it at traffic lights. So i hear you. I mean ocular. Implants are definitely on my list. You know yeah so. We'll see what you think you have to think about that now. That lazic is freely available for people like is it the lake. What a kick in the pants. If you get lazic and in these new kick ass ocular implants coming well. Oh probably be ad-supported now certainly the more extreme version of buying the latest like video game system and then a newer better one comes out. Oh my god get flare sick. It's the latest surgery talked about that on the last listener mail episode flare the company that makes these cameras that are a lot smaller than you would think and potentially they've got a another line in the works. That can go right into your eyeballs What do we have next on the list though guys. Yeah this is. This is a pretty well. Done segue We're talking tacking. We're also going back to the point. You brought up earlier matt. Their third category is us g. us government Were industry developmental programs. Now it's getting a little more juicy. They say quote some uap..
"uncle sam" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Go yeah take me with you deal. Here's where it gets crazy. There are actually two reports. You can only read what in less you are. A member of congress. One of them is classified was only given to congress. so what. You're what you're hearing about when you're reading the news or listening to shows like this is in fact that second declassified report it's like we said it's only nine pages. Its brevity has been a source of contention in the ufo community and where we say the ufo community we're talking about a huge swath of opinions perspectives from hard proponents of specific narratives to hardcore skeptics of anything that bears a whiff of wu which is in the skeptic world. Woo is what you call nonsense. A whiff you say. Now with wu yes okay with this makes me think of like Sorry to go pop. Culture analogy but like frank ocean like had this record. He was supposed to release. It was going to be big record for the label that he was on so instead he released this kind of underwhelming sort of artsy record. And then that would like fulfilled his contract and then the next week he released the real one which was blonde And it kinda got him sued. But it's a it's it's pretty clever. It's like it's like here you guys. Here's some red meat for you. You know glomming onto this for a minute. And then we'll release the real one later but in this case i don't that holds up because i don't know if they'll ever release the one that only congress gets to see probably not for a long time. There may be a redacted version somewhere down the line but so this declassified version refers to a hundred and forty four total cases so far fewer cases than blue book but you know glue book was longer in eighty of these cases. There are there's corroboration from multiple sensors so the technology is agreeing at least in part with the account of an eyewitness. Yeah exactly. That's the most important part corroborated. That's mind-blowing and exciting and it's unfortunately somewhat deflated by the rest of the report. Just that fact alone. Just kind of shrinks like a balloon. This losing air but and then falls over new mexico anyway. I would say there's juicy stuff here too. There were at least eleven incidents or eleven site in this report. Where american jets like warplanes almost hit unknown objects while in the air mid air collisions. The things these these planes by the way are designed to be nimble and fast as fat literally as as agile as we can make them we be. Us government and equally is furious. Right right and these things mine in these things got the illness. I'm cursing a lot in this episode..
"uncle sam" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"The formation of this group plants a seed that seed later grows into the strange report that just came out a few days ago interesting note. You've probably seen interviews with people. Like luis alesando and so on and he was running. He was running this for quite a while and he is to his credit. He's pretty transparent about what he did. What the program did and Where he thinks things could be improved. Or what lessons were learned but his program. This program was not real. It wasn't classified classified because alesando can freely talk about it but it adds zero publicity and it operated in obscurity until two thousand and twelve officials on does such a fascinating. Can i take a second to apologize for my deuce bigalow reference. That was inappropriate. And i offer my humble mea culpa for that one. Are you apologizing. Deuce or apologizing to the listeners And to to both you and matt and sue producer. Paul mission control beckoned. I mean rob. Schneider's pretty approachable guy. I think you think so. But what if he's an animal mode. What if he's like you know thinks he's a cheetah or something you know. I wouldn't want to approach that. Just let him get it out of his system and then you know to get in then deescalate and have a conversation but you keep us. Keep us in the loop on this all. We got your back so in two thousand twelve. It information started to come to light. I remember how excited we were when. We're starting to hear whisperings about this but again it wasn't until five years later i think december twenty seventeen. That's when the dod the department of defense came forward and said yes. There is a thing a as part of a defense program that collects data on these ufo sightings by military personnel. And despite the fact that we got rid of this thing that harry reid started.
"uncle sam" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"With our super producer. Paul mission control decades. Most importantly you are you. You are here in. That makes this the stuff. They don't want you to know paul. We have some raucous applause. That's right philip conspiracy realist. The time has finally come. According to some on june twenty fifth twenty twenty one just a few days ago as we record this episode the us government released a document with the incredibly unappealing name preliminary assessment colon unidentified aerial phenomena. This is it look. Look look. I know it's a it's a annoying title in that. It's just so bit by right. Think about what that means you guys. What is actually saying. Yeah saying preliminary assessment. Ufo's it it's a nine page publicly available analysis that you can read right now if you lived in the us you paid for a small part of it. This looks at a lot of phenomenon that was previously considered rumor tall tales. Internet bs in short. It's the thing. Ufologists have dreamed of for decades and decades. Something called disclosure. We have earlier episodes on this aplenty We even have a limited series that we're releasing a to focus on this topic in today's episode as well as in this miniseries we ask. Just what exactly is in this report and weather when it comes to. Ufo's there's something the government still doesn't want you to know spoiler alert. The answers guests. Here are the facts first things first. This is new but it's not really new. Yeah i've read along. It's good light betrayed if you wish. But it's not the first time in the united states that we've investigated unidentified flying objects which are now referred to as a quite less sexy unidentified aerial phenomena. are you a p The united states has investigated reports like this in the past with things like project blue book for example matt anew. That's one of your favorites especially of the old video series. Oh for certain project. Blue book was a secret study. there was being done. There was no congressional report. Wasn't even twenty pages. It wasn't one page. He was just a. It was a thing that was created behind closed doors. It was studying these very things. These unidentified aerial phenomena the united states air force where the folks behind that one it went from march of nineteen fifty two december of nineteen sixty nine so it had quite a quite a.
"uncle sam" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"Enough you have a guest coming up on your podcast on prevail that has talked about what we're about to talk about which is the fact that overstock ceo former disgraced bullshit. Dick bag patrick byrne who. We covered a lot in the molar. She wrote podcast a couple years ago because of his. You know coming after the deep state but mostly because he got sucked into the maria boot honeypot. Well anyway. He's got a hand in this maricopa county crazy times carnival audit that is happening with the ballots. The ballots that is just absolutely. I'm waiting for so many lawsuits and criminal cases to come out about what's happening in arizona right now but everybody please welcome grigoli our. Thanks for having me. It's nice to be back. It's a super long introduction but there was just so much pertinent information. So there's a lot there's a lot there's a lot and now we can just dive right in. But apparently patrick byrne this overstock. Ceo guy. i was talking about is in charge of vetting and sort of organizing the nondisclosure agreements that are required to be signed by cyber ninjas employees who are you know doing the the merry-go-round audit looking for bamboo for south korean ballots. So that's his role in this. And i just found this out recently. And it dawned on me greg. You and i have talked about. Patrick byrne before especially in the context of maria bhuttan. Tell us what you know well. First of all on behalf of the overstock dot com shareholders. I it would be remiss not to point out that he is no longer the ceo of overstock. He was the ceo and he's the one that built it into the company that he is selling furniture. Might add overstock furniture. Which reboot was also involved in siberia and donald trump said. The thing about in his famous grab him by the statement. He also said i'm gonna go buy them furniture. There's a lot of furniture going around with these people. I don't know what what the significance of that is now. You mentioned the. It's the ottoman empire. Oh that's good that's good. Can you put in a little sound effect that we do or i think i might call the episode the ottoman empire know. I'm not gonna be able to top that the whole rest of the time so anyway. You mentioned my podcast prevail. Which we're now on episode. Fifteen coming up on friday but interview that i did recently which is coming out in. I think two weeks maybe three weeks with syria and a scope which she put together a podcast on wondering called spy affair. Which is all about rio. Tina she patina through all the time. I know it's supposed to be. I don't know how to pronounce it but anyway if you haven't listened to this podcast i sort of i heard about it. I thought okay. This is gonna be russian propaganda. It's be tina trying to pull the wool over her eyes. And it's astonishing that this thing exists because she managed to get maria talking a lot recording and telling her story and then. Patrick byrne plays a huge role in this podcast. He's in there a lots and he is almost the most fascinating part of it. Because you really get a good sense listening to this guy. Talk and talk and talk throughout. What he thinks happened. What really happens. He's not a straight up trump's dick like he didn't vote for trump the he likes trump he. I think genuinely believes that the election was rigged. I don't think he's insincere. Which is what makes it so crazy. Because he's clearly. I don't know if there's voices he's listening to or what but there's something when you hear him talk. You're like this guy is clearly really smart. He's clearly Very successful very very arrogant and he thinks things are happening. I don't think are actually happening. Like he thought he had some and this is all the podcast that that celia did he thought he had some contact in the us government that he refers to his uncle. Sam who is instructing him what to do with maria and that they should continue the relationship and this and that and he tells this whole story where he thinks that basically he's honey putting her round my god so son of uncles hand out of an empire But you're listening to this are you is full of shit here. I can't. I don't understand what's happening. And then he goes on and talking about all the the stop the steal stuff and he was as you mentioned in december. I think it was december twentieth. He was at a meeting in the white house. Where he city powell. And michael flynn you know the sanity avatars. Their show up in some limo unannounced to go meet with trump who of course meets with them because he'll listen to anybody who will tell him that the elections rig the one this and that you know what he wants to hear but this cyber ninja stuff has been going on for some time at la even before that he has. This website called deep capture. Which is his thing where he wants to go and assemble all of these like i guess cyber ninjas says quote unquote term for it and take down the man or whatever it is he wants to do and it's kind of like a mirror of what people on twitter in the last four years. Those of us who have found each other on twitter have which is do the research figure out the narratives call out people that are bad that this and that. But he's he's warped and twisted in this way that is He's just working for the wrong people. And i don't know if he's so in deep with pasta for powers or whoever that he's doing this on purpose or if he's actually just patchett insane and he's right about it a little bit but he's flipped it and he can't figure out where he's wrong. I don't know it's very strange. But in the podcast you'll walk away being. you know. Having a whole new view of did he actually expressly use the term cyber ninjas. I think he did. I was reading his website. I believe it's on his website from back in november. He's posted this thing about going on and he wants to assemble people who were recovered wall street people or gonzo journalists and academics an economist and assembling all these brainiac kind of people that are counter cultural. I guess he thinks very highly of himself and he thinks usa iconoclasts maverick. Hard to peg. You know i mean it makes me wonder if he had anything to do with setting up the cyber ninjas firm that eventually was hired contracted no bid by the way by maricopa county paid hundred and fifty thousand dollars do this and that he's vetting the cyber ninjas i'm you know maybe he's connected to that and some. I pegged it as roger stone because it's an unheard of thing from florida. I'm like odd scott. Roger stone's name on it somewhere but also something that's interesting to me is as you talk about that. I'm reminded of a non and they're pledged to be a digital army right and that to me has sort of a ghostly echo of cyber ninja or vice versa and so i'm just wondering how tied together all of these groups are you know and when you drag paul erikson and maria bhuttan and all these other folks into it. That infiltrated the nra. And we're you know Indicted for kicking people out of their both folks homes in in south dakota or wherever it was. I can't remember north dakota one of dakota's it just seems like there's no coincidences. It's definitely all of a piece. I mean patrick. Byrne is not like paul erickson by the way. that's you know. Well the way that he calls him a cook without calling him. A cook in the podcast is actually really funny. They both had is for boot. You know i mean. He couldn't have been happy when he saw boot eric's singing beauty and the beast together. I couldn't couldn't have made his heart saying they were. They knew each other for three years. And we're on and off during most of that time a little bit. And i know it had have overlapped and of course you know of what we know of maria. Boot who did time served. She was indicted. And i think patrick burns said of her. I hope she goes back to russia and becomes president of russia. One day that would be great for everyone and the united states. So it's just sort of a very again everything over the last so much and it just it may be just because they're all pulling from the same bullshit..
"uncle sam" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand
"After five year restoration process. england's big. Ben clock is expected to chime again next year. But i don't think people are gonna like the update. Hey speaking of great britain which is where a big bed. Big ben is look kids. Big ben parliament big ben parliament. Great vacation european vacation classic movie jimmy. Whatever happened to that. Where all the waiters gone headline in the daily mail about how there are so many open hospitality. Jobs are battling to fill three hundred and fifty five thousand jobs before they can reopen they wanna re-open but they can't hire any people and the lots of restaurant owners and that sort of thing you're saying i've got signs out. Nobody applying nobody so they could same problem in britain that we got here. People apparently are getting enough from the government to not need to go back to their job. Yeah that's wild that same story from several different cities in You know getting ready for the show. I don't know how that plays out over time. Well obviously either. The benefits end the temporary measures end. And we all get back to work in for living in. There are lots of restaurants to destroy them in the rest of it or those benefits become permanent. We just just don't have nearly as many restaurants. It's not a disaster exactly but it's also not the way it should work but if you had hundreds of thousands in the united states millions of people doing a particular job and they don't go back. That's that's something very weird is happening and going to happen. Oh i agree completely. Yeah we'll we'll have a smaller economy well beyond you know. There aren't as many restaurants to go to. It's it's the whole biden was talking about last night with the new york times said it remaking the relationship between the government and american. Yeah yeah goody oh speaking of economics my phone herod us. It was something. I was flipping through the wall street. Journal this morning and I just did some screen. Captures as i. Scroll down mcdonald's. Us sales rebound comcast's profits soar amazon earnings poised to surge further apple signals. Hot streak to continue facebook's ad business drive sales stocks off the best start to a presidential term since great depression Whoops screwed it up. Us economy appears to be lifting off. Jobless claims expected to reach fresh covid. Nineteen low stock futures rise on stimulus prospect. It's something at if i was going to turn the us from a market economy To a more socialist society. Now's the time there is so much cream at the top of the economy and and corporations are making record profits and the rest of it. Now's the time to cow was fat stem to slaughter you end up with dead cow unfortunately but switched delicious by the way. You know. it's funny. It's funny. I should come out against that as i eat quite a bit of it every chance i get all so sawn axios that airlines are returning more and more normal. They're gearing up for full schedules and everything. But it's not as simple as like reopening a restaurant putting aside the you can't get anybody to work their problem. Airlines are trying to add flights and rework their schedules but as they say cranking up a complex flight network is like putting a puzzle back together after it suddenly fell on the floor it can be messy and it takes time. Delta airlines for example is notifying customers of changes to existing. Flights sometimes adding layovers nonstop. Now has two stops or even modifying dates of travel. You're not flying on wednesday now. It's tuesday i've got hotels booked and tickets. You're going in the next week. Apologetic emails offered a re booker cancelled trips for a credit if the new itenerary are unsatisfactory but waiting through that process can take hours. They've gotta get laid off flight crews Retrained in recertified before they can fly again. They got put grounded aircraft back into service that can require many hours of maintenance and to which i say. Take your time. Do do it all maybe do it twice. they're thinking that it's going to air travel's gonna bounce back like crazy soon Cool so this tweet out from. I just saw this. Marco rubio said i found this on twitter marco. Rubio slams twitter's poxy. after uncle. Tim became a top trending topic. Last night after senator scott's rebuttal. Oh my god. The the left is so racist. Oh my god golic tim. Scott uncle tim. I would never utter that in a million years. No but i. I'm for twitter allowing that but then you have to allow the of stuff on the other side to all right. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah putting twitter side. I'm sorry i'm shocked i. I just can't believe how racist people can be while claiming to be the enlightened ones. That's awful he's got. I hope he's the president. I really do. I am going to volunteer. I am going to donate money. Wow i'm gonna go man the phone banks and knock on doors. I ain't gonna wear the ankle. Same out foots elephant. Wow i'm going activist folks. You know i was thinking during the commercial break out great. It would be become completely cynical about politics. Yes it would be and just embrace the fact that okay. Here's the game. We demonize opponents even though they're mostly like us and we lie about their policies completely and then we lie about our policies and it becomes like cards against humanity or one of those games that the youngsters like to play where you're willfully evil but everybody is evil. Everybody knows it and you just see who's better at being evil. I think if you could put morality entirely side politics could be fun. And i think a lot of politicians have. And that's you know that's the way they engage in it. Nbc out its own news feed. it's a rainbow version of nbc. News got a rainbow under the logo news. I guess you know what's going on in news. And and in his first joint address to congress president. Joe biden said an unequivocal message the transgender community. Your president has your back. I missed the part. We talked about that somehow. Yeah i was fighting space and out of the entirety of the time. I was trying to listen to him. we'll get some more of the polls that people are doing about the speech and how they like a yougov had ended about eighty five percent approval off that's that's pretty high stakes. Yikes politicians are if nothing if not Timid so they might follow the number and getty. If you're a small business owner growing your business is what it's all about. That is if you have the space to do it. Keep smart self. Storage has the solution with a variety of storage unit sizes helpful online resources and easy to access facilities. Keep smart self. Storage provides a self storage experience that puts a focus on you. 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"uncle sam" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand
"Wasted time Let's see what time is it now. It's on now and we'll see you know how much the republicans can and do chip away at this. I mean so far. There's been a lot of rolling over and letting things happen. So we'll see. And again the quickie polls that are out in the eighty percent plus approvals for the speech last night And in the programs he pitched the.
"uncle sam" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand
"And getty show constitution opus or the words as trained as it sounds we the people time. Remember that we. The people are the government. You and i not some force in the district capital. That's a powerful force. We have no control over. Its us it's we the people another ear. Wow we'll give you just a little bit of biden from last night in the that was so we'll never know what biden really wanted or what it would have been like if republicans had one even one of those Races in georgia. I mean there are a lot of pundits a lot of pundits who he wanted the republicans to have one of those so he could do what he has always done. The way government used to be say look. We can't get everything we want. We don't have control the senate. Here's what we're going to do and he would have had to be. You know that brings together president. I think that's what he was expecting. And then all of a sudden he's handed both houses in the presidency and he thinks okay. Guess i'll go for it. Here's the new york times on the speech from. I'm sorry i'm sorry. I wanna talk about that clip. A little bit. That was that was shocking. In the crazy thing to say the enormous just insatiable huge rich federal government the enormous bureaucracy. The on answerable to the people bureaucrats all the regulation. We are the people. The government is the people that might have been true in in eighteen. O two but it sure as hell not true now new york times as a candidate. Mr biden pitched himself as a transitional candidate who is uniquely positioned to unite the country and beat donald j trump who ultimately wanted to serve as a bridge to the next generation in his speech last night. Mr biden made it clear that he aimed to be more than a blip in the history books. Who's greatest achievements were unseating his predecessors predecessor outlined proposals to expand family. Leave child care. Health care preschool and college education. For millions of people. His plans of passed would make him a transformational figure in american history. There's no doubt about that. And i'd say even if he gets half to two thirds of what he's proposing he's going to go down as one of the most transformational presidents in us history and tell trump hangover and just all man. I don't know and before trump even there were. There were no. There's nobody cared about fiscal responsibility and sustainability that just that had been over for a long time it just took me a long time to realize it. You know it's interesting looking back on the whole tea party movement out quickly that lost its energy one in russia when trump came in office and really didn't have any interest in a fiscal responsibility. The late great rush limbaugh took a little heat when he said during the election. Look fiscal conservativism. Nobody cares about that. And so people like waiter circuit. No right he knew that he knew that. That's just a tiny group of allowed people really when it comes down to it. It's just what can i get from my side. How will we may in the future. I don't know doesn't matter. Let's we do now. Yeah jonah goldberg. And you and i agree. He said this was the most pro government most confident in the ability of government to do things most in favor of expanding government presidential address in recent memory He's he's trying to be. Fdr reshape american society reshape. The way we see everything from you know who's raising our children whose responsibility is feeding ourselves clothing ourselves housing ourselves. And it's it's the government's responsibility not ours. Which is a hell of a change You know so we could play a bunch of clips of biden droning on grand eloquent about you know taking care of everybody in the rest but i thought was tim. Scott who's the lone black republican in the senate from south carolina did the rebuttal. Which is usually a thankless task and has ruined the careers or at least adult the careers of quite a few who've tried it or it best. It's just boring notices anything it was pretty damn good is pretty strong not that that many people watch it. But let's play a handful of clips at tim scott. I'm sorry i put my sheet over here when it ought to be over there You know E- why don't we start with. I love this clip. Fifty five sean. Most of all and said that millions of kids have lost a year of learning when they could not afford to lose a single day locking vulnerable kids. The classroom is locking. Adults out of their future are public. Schools should have reopened months ago. Other countries did private and religious schools did science has shown for months. Schools are but too often powerful. Grownups set science aside and kids like me were left behind the clearest case. I've seen for school choice in our lifetimes because we know that education is the closest thing to magic. In america i try not to get emotionally involved with any politicians. I don't think it's healthy. But i i really think he could be a big deal. I would agree. I would agree to mike. President there's a lot to like for liberal america to not just the the color of his skin because i don't start there like most people do these days but he's big on police reform. He's had bad experiences What the cops. He grew up a poor black kid. He he went to some crappy schools then to some better schools to had some great mentors. There's just a lot to love. He's also successful businessman and understand that whole game. Let's do another one favourite. Tim scott clip or do it. Whatever you want fifty-six common sense makes common brown but today this conversation has collapsed. The state of georgia passed a law that expands early voting preserves no excuse mail in voting and despite what. The president claimed did not reduce election day hours. If you actually read this law it's mainstream. It will be easier to vote early in georgia ben and democrat run new york. But the left doesn't want you to know that they want people virtue signaling by yelling about a long they haven't even read and finally brings it home in fifty nine. Our best future will not come from washington schemes or socialist dreams. It will come from you. The american people black hispanic white and asian republican and democrat brave police officers and black neighborhoods. We are not adversaries. We are family. We're all in this together and we get to live in the greatest country on earth. That's good stuff. So donald trump told the washington examiner. Today he's one hundred percent considering a twenty twenty four run he trying to be part of the mix of the conversation today and maybe he is planning on run. I have no idea But the field will probably include senator. Tim scott who you've been listening to a. I'm gonna make sean excited about his candidacy. Tim scott offers. Something for everybody sean. He's fifty five years old. I liked him before that. Quarter century less than The other guys talking about rights so nice well he could run a fifty five year. Old can run physically too. We should have candidates that can physically run. You can't run unless you can run. Yeah unless you're the wheelchair or something like that of course of course. Certainly that's exciting What else should you know. Nothing need need to know. What's the point in knowing anything.
"uncle sam" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand
"Here's your freedom loving of the today from the late. Great abraham lincoln. We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies though. Passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature dow adversaries perhaps enemies no moving along. Hi guys have one thing to say. After last night's speeches breath from san diego president timothy. Eugene scott who yeah he was in what generally seen as the fank vol- unenviable position of delirium delivering. The rebuttal to the state of union and many people have been cruelly for doing that. Job for legitimate and legitimately so and that is not what happened this time. Yeah formidable folks. Who'd been getting a lot of attention. Bobby jindal marco rubio infamous right right Moving along marco rubio. That's when he did. The glass of water thing right never seen a man so thirsty. Poly in northern nevada sent this memo along its victory guy standing in a park with a seatbelt on cd now recommends wearing a seatbelt. Even when you're outside your car good me'mon speaking of cars. I like this email because it cites one of our mutual favorite movies of all time. Nineteen eighties used cars. Where a big jim says. I ain't never sold no damn cars before and rudy says. It's easy jim. All you have to do is get them in that car. Nothing sells a car better than the car itself. Now remember this you have to get their confidence get their friendship. Get their trust. Then get their money. And david's point and sending this president biden sold american family plan like you used car salesman sales a clunker. Nothing down easy payments we finance. All sales are final right. That's some pretty good analysis and again citing the excellent the classic kurt russell from one thousand nine hundred used cars so we are going to play clips from the presidential address last night which i normally against because i usually think it's a waste of time i don't think it is in this case. I think i think the speech had meat to it was important. The headline in new york times is biden makes case to vastly expand. The government's role at is something. That is i advance your moment. And that's a that's a fair assessment. Sure i found it dreadful and dull. I tuned i couldn't take it. I figured i'd do what i usually do. I'll read it in the morning. I didn't focus on the excitement. Or duller craft. I just was all only thinking about the you know remaking the relationship between the government and the in people of america. And that's yeah. I don't know Jesse rights so the government wants to get more involved in our education with free community college ten years ago. When i was going through college you could get your education paid for by the government. All you needed to do was sign a four year contract with any branch of the us military and bam college money beware the liberal indoctrination complex huge fan of the show listening daily from south carolina. Beautiful summerville south carolina according to sign author. Thank you jesse. Let's see guys. I audit for major manufacturers at walmart's around san antonio last week there was a guy walking around my store without a mask. I didn't say anything but no store. Employees did either. I asked the manager and he said they don't require masks but they don't really mention it so people will continue to wear them My company does but we went to dinner this weekend. Maskless hundred percent capacity top golf same thing and he signs off my pronouns are the vice the the high and thyself so it would be get over the i self like self what i just enjoy the mockery about mark. Another kelly refugee in austin texas. Oh the concept you guys were discussing on yesterday shows known as jell man amnesia. Why it's called that but it was a term coined. By writer michael. Michael crichton in a nutshell. So when you read a story in the newspaper or seeing media report on a subject you know a lot about you realize the reporter knows very little and gets many of the kief axe wrong but then when you later read or see another report on something you don't know well you trust that the information is correct hence the amnesia bottom line. Is you like to point out. It's almost always misinformation. I've never heard anybody talk about it than us. It's so clearly true right. Yeah yeah. And i remember as a young lad. I was interviewed by not a young glad. I was a young lad in the radio business. it was Like my second radio gig in the landfill now on the sting the early days of my career before it was clear to me that it was a dead end and would never go anywhere. I was being interviewed by the local newspapers. The new radio guy in town area asked me a handful of questions and newspapers dead quality content act but the guy he just had a notepad and the writing down my My answers and then when it came out he just he rephrased everything and put it in quote. Had that done many times. Yeah and you know as a wordsmith. That's a little annoying. Don't put quotes around something that you put in my mouth so you get a lot of that too. How about this. From jack. Joe when you said. A third of millennials say we should abolish the police. I was stunned. Has anyone really thought this through. The left is foolish if their goal is to defender abolish police. We all know this however there foolish to believe that it hurts us conservatives. Libertarians racist white people. What they need to understand is the police. Aren't there to protect us. The police are there to protect the woke mob. From seventy million second amendment advocates former military and pissed off business owners that lost everything do not allowing the police to do their job. I assure you if there's no police woke communist communist battle would be over in less than a day okay and a new government installed almost immediately i am scanning so many headlines and we talked about this yesterday. The number of pundits. Well he's not going to get a single republican vote if this is the way he's going to act. Who cares if i'm them. If i'm the democrats i don't care histories not gonna remember whether one or two republican senators voted for. I changed america. The way i wanted to change america right i came in and ask for two and a half loaves. I got one and a quarter. I'm happy that is not the that does not very much comfort out well. He was going to be bipartisan. 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"uncle sam" Discussed on Spy Affair?
"And the middle of squares. Then they went home to get ready for another special occasion. Maria slipped into a sparkling green long sleeved gown. And paul had on a black suit. With a red cummerbund. Maria says paul had a difficult time getting tickets to the freedom ball but he was determined. He said to her. You have to be there. Maria trump will change the world and correct with democrats in power done. He will improve relations with russia. I'm sure for sure when they arrived at the walter. E washington convention center hundreds of people and evening gowns and tuxedos crowded around the stage in the middle of the hall waiting for the president and first lady. It was beautiful. It was it wasn't and the magic knight in paul says. Do you like to take pictures. Of course i look at the two of them waited in line and then posed in front of a big blue banner that said the inauguration of donald j trump in the coming days. Maria would attend other important gatherings in washington. Dc a year earlier. Paul had introduced maria to someone. He called one of his oldest friends in politics. His name was george junior junior and he was a wealthy conservative columnist. He and maria had met to discuss ideas over burgers as they talked. Maria says george told her. Russia was not as key focus but he was antiwar she says he believes the sour relationship between russia and the us would lead to turmoil. He offered this ideal french. Dinners the became a part of my case non russians but he he said well i'm going to host dinners to talk about peace and relationships with russian. Why wouldn't you bring russia's to this dinners and that would bring some americans and we're going to see them tall not not about politics but about ideas. Maria talked to torsion about the idea. She said these friendship dinners could become the main channel of informal communication between influential russians and americans. I reached out to george through his attorney. But i didn't get a response. One of these dinners was planned for january soon. After the inauguration george offered the same time one of their nights just to take the group out on tour host a private dinner where we could talk about the relationship between the two countries and this is exactly what we were talking about. We would just you know sharing ideas and sharing vodka toasts. And it's just a peaceful conversation. Before the event paul email george o'neil with a list of at least twelve russian guests in addition to torsion presence. He wrote that. The list is populated by important political advisors to russian president putin mayors and substantial private businessman. He encouraged george to invite members of congress and to congressman did end up attending but an even bigger opportunity was about to present itself. Two days later was the national prayer breakfast. Thousands of politicians and leaders from the us and one hundred and forty other countries would gather to talk about their faith over eggs and muffins. Maria had gotten a message from someone from the national prayer. Breakfast committee with an invitation for her and torsion was attacks. Say like what do you guys like to trump They will be Like the greeting event when where you can take a picture and shake hand with the president before the national prayer breakfast. Would you like to go there. And they say well of course we would like to go there. The breakfast went ahead. Thank you very much. It's a great honor to be here this morning and so many faith leaders very very important people to me from across a magnificent the meeting between maria torsion and trump never happened the night before. Maria had gotten a call while everson this council. And i'm thinking for myself like well. It said it was later reported that white house national security aide identified torsion as someone with baggage possibly a crime boss still. The dinner was a success afterwards. Maria email george. O.'neil our delegation cannot stop chatting about your wonderful dinner. My dearest president has received the message about your group initiatives and your constructive and kind attention to the russians who was a wonderful event but it became a part of my case claiming that i was trying to influence american politicians through this for through this dinners and through george but in february what would become known as russia gate was blowing up just last week. Komi testifying about the fbi investigation into russia's meddling in the usa says last december kushner sought to establish a back channel to the crow security adviser. Michael flynn forced to resign. After what the administration is calling an erosion of trust few weeks later. Maria says the poll showed her something that.
"uncle sam" Discussed on Spy Affair?
"Do this episode three. Hello uncle sam. On october fourteenth. Maria arrived at the red-carpeted steps of the peace coliseum. The opening of the overstock headquarters was quite the event hundreds of people in attendance alive band and people in gladiator costumes when it was time for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Patrick stood tall at the top of the steps. In black buttoned-up jacket a big grin on his face. A see patrick. St and he is so happy. I was standing there in the crowd crying from the emotions that i so. His is later during the reception with maria by his side. Patrick moves through the crowd mixing and mingling with his guests. Introduced me to many people and I just look. I didn't care about the people. I just wanted to be next to human this important a happy moment of his life. I re engaged with maria. She was lows to do so. Because i'd been such an asshole. The way i'd broken off with her but i smooth. I had never seen him like this before. He is not extremely demonstrative he can be but typically in a social setting is not susie burgess was one of the guests at the overstock party that day. They were holding hands and he was kind of dragging her through. The crowd. weather is to meet. People are to go here. A song up close. Susie had worked as patrick's personal assistant for nearly a year when he needed a ride to the airport in the middle of the night he called susie when his three cats with special needs required help. Suzie took care of them. She was used to the unpredictability of working for a man. Like patrick. so this young russian redhead who seemingly came out of nowhere was no surprise but she did wonder everything. Patrick's life is a lot more complicated than it appears to be. So i had no idea what the intentions were of the meeting whether it was for political reasons whether it was for romantic reasons. Whatever the reason. But i definitely felt. They both had a mission. I felt like they were playing a cat and mouse game. Susie wasn't wrong. Patrick did have a mission. Patrick says he had broken things off with maria before at the request of uncle sam but he says something didn't feel right from the time i had i had conversations with him. I thought that their ration was bullshit. And i knew something else was going on. What exactly that something else was. Patrick says he didn't know but he was going to find out. My thinking was they were lying to me. They were playing me. Was this political paranoia. Or something legitimately suspect going to just hang back and do exactly what they say and see how this plays out and did these conversations even happen. Remember the fbi would neither confirm nor deny anything. About patrick byrne after the overstock opening. Maria returned to american university in washington. Dc and she went right back to studying. She'd met a few students on campus and once in a while she let them drag her out of the library to college parties quipped after eleven pm. Well i've never seen so much drinking and but things being done by teenagers. Her friends also taught her things about american culture that she would've never learned from political events or text books. Like when you heat up you know you squeeze them between the two or chocolate Pieces of cookies as delicious. They would show me how to do like american barbecues and whether medical students drink and how they talk how they play video games. What movies evolve what it's like differently universe then in november two thousand sixteen. She got a taste of another american tradition. Everybody it is tuesday november. The twenty six teen election day turns into election night. What's up america. Let's pick a president. Y'all a presidential election projects that donald trump will carry the state of wisconsin with its ten electoral votes. Donald trump will win the state of florida. A very tight race but he is pulling that off de needs thirteen. More two hundred seventy to the elected president of the united states results came in maria. Messaged with alexander torsion. The russian bank executive and former senator on twitter. They were excited about trump's victory. Maria said i'm going to sleep. It's three am here. I'm ready for further orders. This is very bad translation. Maria says that later the government would make this exchange sound more sinister than was. i'm like. Okay tell me what we do next. It's great that trump won his pro. Russian this is what they mean than a message. Nothing else and it's very very mean when american public is trying to pick up one word and make conclusions by one it can also be translated as ready for further instructions. Instructions orders what to do next. Whatever the interpretation torsion messaged back think about which areas of life we could go towards bringing us closer torsion then told maria. Ask our friends about the possibility to go to the inauguration. Maria suggested a phone call. The torsion was concerned. All our phones are being listened to well. Good evening and welcome to tucker carlson tonight. Were forty hours away from donald. Trump's inauguration the inauguration was coming and all these russians are descending on the capital. Some we knew a some. We didn't at the time struck and the fbi have their work cut out for them. Pete was working an arriving back at the office early. He was barely sleeping worried about what he wasn't seeing. You know trying to get our heads around understanding who's coming who's there who's important one of the russians. There was maria. She was one of the folks that again of all these folks who descended into the capital for all the in the run up to the inauguration january twentieth two thousand seventeen wasn't unseasonably warm day in washington. Dc was a huge crowd. Maria paul erickson and some friends stood outside the capitol to watch. Trump's swearing in there were people in the red caps Great again and they were cheering than they were. Happy and It was it was something in the air at today's ceremony however has very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another but we are transferring power from washington dc. And it back to you. The people it was it was now it was so much inspiration in the who so much hope. Maria held out her phone. Snap a selfie with paul near the capital if she is acting at torsion or the government's direction. That's what you're trying to demonstrate. It's like at some point. You know she. I think sent picture on the near the capital prior to the inauguration and he called her daredevil kirwin while i had good teachers which prove according to the fbi that there was a secret agent. Well secret agents on the south is on the inaugural ceremony.
"uncle sam" Discussed on Motley Fool Answers
"Remember you can use this exclusion during life and the fifteen thousand dozen cut into your eleven million exemption. The second one doesn't either these direct gifts you make for the benefit of people for tuition or or medical expenses you can give on unlimited amounts to unlimited categories of people. Anyone in any amount. The only catch is that checks. The gift must be paid directly to the providers of these services so to the hospitals colleges that doctors the medical practitioners. This is an unbelievable loophole. And again this one doesn't have to be reported anywhere it's invisible and it doesn't cut into your eleven million exemption so let's say you had the money and you gave away twenty million to schools hospitals. You still have your eleven million exemption and that's the third tier of tax exempt. Gifting you can use that eleven million during your life and i r s has already rolled a couple years ago that let's say you used that eleven million now and gifts you see you. Don't get it again in this state you can use it during life than it's gone but let's say you used the eleven million now and then it comes down to five. Irs said there will be no clawback so even irs is saying. Use it or lose it. There are so many ways you can make the tax code work for you rather than against you. And that's the theme of the book. I know you talk about investments. A lot and i'll make a bold statement. This book may be the single best financial investment. You will ever make in terms of the return on your investment. Imagine buying a relatively inexpensive book and saving tens if not hundreds of thousands and taxes. You know other than game stop. Where can you get that kind of return. Very good point very good point. Final question here. We've been talking about retirement accounts. You are of an age that some people would be considering retiring. So what is retirement. Look like for slot. You're looking at it. you're looking at it. I have more energy now than i ever did. Especially i love. Get all excited as you could tell when a new book comes out and i'm always working on new projects. We train financial advisors as you know all over the country all doing virtual now. I like to get back on the road. So you know this march tenth i. That's next week depending on when you're hearing that oh depending whenever you hear about now watch tent. We'll be march tenth. I guess we'll be one year since i've been on a plane and that's from somebody that's been on a plane almost every day for the past twenty years so i want to get back out there but this is what i love doing. I love seeing the reaction. We train a lot of financial advisers. And i get those kind of letters like you get they. Send me things that they've done for their clients so the reach is unbelievable. The amount of money where putting back into families hands just by doing great tax planning. See the different. This is where you make all the money in taxes in the market. Yeah you make money. It goes up. It goes down you lose money but if it comes back up you get it back if you lose money to taxes you never get that money back. That's a one way street. So i also Advise you or warn you about a lot of the landmines and tax traps in the code because this area of taxes is not only complex. I make it easy and fun as you know by looking through the book just like this..
Cramer calls on U.S. to build factories to address chip shortage, unemployment
"As the pandemic gradually draws to a close. We've still got to national emergencies that we had to talk about a man money. A horrendously high unemployment rate and the semiconductor shorts is causing major problems for us manufacturing and competitiveness. We need more chips and we need more jobs so why. Kill two birds with one stone. It's time for our government to invest in building the biggest and best complex of semiconductor foundries. That's the factories in the world. And we can do this now. This kind of initiative went out of style decades ago but we know it works because the government just did it with operation warp speed the co vaccine program that got us to trick vaccines in less than a year. Were on a roll. Let's keep it. I don't need to explain. Employments national emergency but what south with the massive government back semiconductor foundry pro. Okay we just heard from general motors. They have all these new indian vehicles but they simply can't make them because they're sending books shortage and modern cars require a lot of tech ford said the same thing could cost them one to two billion this year bleed. You're gonna start hearing about this shortage. Constantly dan we the us really havoc with all sorts of industries and making us less competitive and perhaps even hostage country hostage to a bigger chip customer. The pr see. We got to get ahead of this. Now some of this shortages natural thanks to cova. We've got millions of new homes. That require a lot. Har- we're eating these chips like doritos at halftime. But some of you thanks to globalization are sitting been able to outsource their manufacturing most couple of huge asian operators taiwan's semi which is now the biggest samsung. These are both incredible mazing. Well run companies but they also get so production capacity that they have they hit the entire world including demand from china that hits american companies extra hard because new of our businesses run on just in time ordering. They don't want to sit in a lot of extra components it just by the chips when they need them. That's a quick way to make money save money until it's a shortage. Now that's where we find ourselves. Our companies can't get enough chips because there's not enough. Production were wide and that lack of chips is hurting all sorts of manufacturing including the formation. Gm and ford now. There are two ways to approaches. We can throw up our hands and baked samsung taiwan semi to build more plants. That's been our strategy or anywhere for that matter or we can roll up our sleeves. Like operation warp speed. Remember today when everyone get tested raw. Got javert here can roll up our sleeves and get this job done ourselves. If we're supposed to be the most powerful country in we'd be able to manufacture semiconductors for heaven's sake it's our industry so let me tell you what needs to happen. You might not know it. But america's best tech industry the most intellectual property that is anywhere in tech is in the semiconductor capital equipment space. That's lam research. Kelly tinker applied materials. They had machines that we need to make chips meaning while building gigantic simtek foundries can put more people to work and just about any other research project much more than a much than highway than a bridge. Why stop at roads and bridges and we re establish yourself as a whole new kingpin in manufacturing industry that used to dominate. And hey biden's pick for commerce secretary gina raimondo. She was a venture. Capitals governor of rhode island. I got into politics. She'd be the perfect champion for this project. We can take advantage of low interest rates to issue fifty year semiconductor savings bonds to raise the money for this project partner up with the private sector then. These businesses can pay back. uncle sam. Production gets rolling or chips. Defense ships all sorts of internet of things. Chips should be able to make this stuff domestically in the best in the world. Honestly it's insane. We outsource our semiconductor manufacturing to taiwan south korea. When they're within spitting distance of our biggest wattle china. I love taiwan. I love south korea but we ever get into a shooting war with the chinese. For heaven's sake they'll be right in the middle of it. Hopefully it never comes to that but why would even taking that chance. How much would this cost. We know semi spending up to twenty billion to boost its output. And they're very good at what they do. Let's say let's let's borrow one hundred billion dollars in savings bonds to make the us more semiconductor independent over the next few years but we have to start immediately to alleviate the shortage people intensive national imperative blueprint ready customer for the suppliers. Ready to help so soon. To be secretary raimondo. You've been on the show. Let's get the loan just chip ongoing going and put an end to this chip. Shorter's saving tens of thousands of jobs giving me economy a huge boost. This is what we used to call industrial policy. It worked for vaccines. And i know from work for chips to
Giving to Create a Legacy
"When we talk about legacy planning. We're talking about you. Typically for our clients that are independent. they're financially independent. Maybe reach the financial transcendent stage. They're talking about giving the talking about making significant gifts to family or to charity. And that's what i mean by legacy doing something to provide for others. that goes well beyond beyond our lifetime. Okay so if i am making a gift some to someone My child or in my case You know i've got a couple of grandkids. Now and i wanna give a gift to grandchild. Is that taxable to the person receiving the gift in other words. Am i going to be setting my grandchild up to have to pay taxes and not necessarily know just like if you give them a birthday present their taxed on that that gift and if you're giving them significant let's they're not necessarily taxed on that on that gift so that's a simple answer. Okay all right. Well i i know that if uncle sam head his way he might wanna show up at birthday parties and start taxing gasoline difficulty. Just just saying the attitude. He's got right now anyway. What about the person making the gift. I is there any ramifications for me if i'm if i'm gonna give a large gift like that that that's where this guy gets a little complex so possibly if the gift is large enough and i and i just want to briefly give some some basic tax concepts and some rules around that not to more people but tax planning is part of financial so we need to talk about it. The basics earned income meaning wages taxable as regular income and so his income from investments like dividends and interest. I think most of our listeners know that. And if you sell an asset that you've owned for longer than twelve months for for a gain you you've realized a long term capital gain and that gain is taxed at capital gains rates which can be lower than tax rates on on regular income. That's just the basics for larger estates and here. I'm talking about very large estates currently in excess of a million. I'm sorry eleven million. Five hundred and eighty thousand dollars for an individual and twenty three million one hundred and sixty thousand for a married couple for states in gifts in excess of that amount of the federal government is going to taxed tax the giver at forty percent well for large estates. The tax could be very significant in here. I think this is really a transfer tax not necessarily tax only a death because you're making very very large gifts that exceeds those limits. Eleven eleven million five hundred and twenty three million one hundred sixty thousand. Those are also taxed to the to the person giving not to the receiver of those assets and then another. There's another level of tax at least in seventeen states plus the district of columbia. They're going to also levy a transfer tax estate tax for example in massachusetts we haven't attacked exemption of a million dollars per person and thereafter estates are taxed at point eight percent all the way up to point all the way up to sixteen percent. Taxes can be part of the conversation and and the and the planning so back to gifting. The federal tax law says an individual can gift fifteen thousand dollars to an individual per year. You can give to your grandchild. Fifteen thousand dollars in your wife can give to your grandchild thousand dollars oak. We call this. The annual exclusion anything in excess of fifteen thousand dollars is counted against your federal lifetime. Exemption which is it which we just described that eleven million five hundred and eight thousand dollars and that so it's counted against your lifetime exemption and attacks form that discloses that gift is required if it's if it's a gift of fifteen thousand dollars or less there's no tax form if there's a gift in excess of fifteen thousand dollars per person per year calendar year then there's a form that needs to be sent to the irs. That doesn't necessarily attacks do you. And your wife give gift your daughter. Thirty thousand dollars in a calendar year. No tax forms required. But if you give her forty thousand dollars you'll need to file a gift tax form disclosing a ten thousand dollar taxable gift. Now your lifetime. Exemption is reduced by ten thousand dollars. There's no tax do over. But now you've your lifetime transfer exemption amount is is a little bit less okay a little bit more detail than you might want but it's an important nation. Yeah that's perfect. Because i think that's a huge in planning for people that can afford it. Peter i'll be honest. I'm not in this category yet right. i'm not gonna. i'm not worried about going over that thirty thousand dollars a year gift. My children or my grandchildren but there are a lot of people out there that are right and they need to know this information. They need to know that can give them an annual basis. They just need to subtracted from the total mountain and play by the rules. Because you know you don't want to get yourself in trouble for sure. I think it's important. I also just from a tax law perspective. We don't we don't know what tax laws will be in the future cert. There's certainly not static in there definitely subject to change so under under the current law the lifetime exemption amount is scheduled to reduce back to the two thousand and seventeen exemption of five million dollars per person. And that's adjusted for inflation and that starts in twenty twenty six so under current law that that lifetime exemption amount goes is reduced from almost twelve million dollars down to almost six million dollars with y when you consider inflation. What happens to those people that have already. You don't reach that that mark. Maybe they've given away eleven million and then it goes back to five million per person are they are the grandfathered in i'm using air quotes there. The grandfather dinners. They're going to be any issue with that. Oh you ask a great question. And the the irs. They have determined that. There's not going to be a clawback. So yes they can make the gift now. It will always be exempt said. It's good so again. There's there's much needed information for those people that are in this situation. There's a time limit right. I mean there's there's kind of a ticking clock on on getting those gifts to somebody before it sunsets back to a much lesser amount. So the great information
"How has food. Tv changed over time. And how has it changed us. All not just us gastropod. That's right. you're listening to gastropod the podcast. That looks at food through the lens of science and history. I'm cynthia graber. And i'm nicola twilley and this episode. We're taking a spin around the dial which sounds medieval but believe us when we say. Tv's used to not have remotes. You had to literally spin odile. Even i barely remember those wild and wonderful days. This episode is supported in part by cabot. Creamery cabot is a co-op of new england and new york dairy farmers who make award winning cheeses with pure rich milk straight from family farms their specialty cheeses include unique flavors like roasted garlic cheddar and their team of cheese graders indirect with every batch to ensure award-winning quality. Go to cabinet. She's dot com to find out where to buy cabot near you there. You'll also find pairings how to videos and delicious comfort food recipes like the best mac and cheese and more the first thing to know about the very earliest food. Tv wasn't actually on tv. It was on the radio almost as soon as a radio came into being in the nineteen twenties in the us food radio came into being. It was a really easy way for programs to be created because they were easy and cheap. They were obvious outlets for advertising for sponsorship for food products and appliances. So that's where we saw food before. Tv was even a twinkle in the eye. Kathleen collins is a librarian and professor at john jay college of criminal justice and she's the author of the book watching what we eat. The evolution of television cooking shows the stars of these very first food shows. Were hardly stars in today's cents. These radio shows were unglamorous. It was all teaching housewives. How to economize and optimize and generally do all their chores. Better one of the not remotely. Glamorous stars was a woman named and sammy who we can only imagine was supposed to be the wife of uncle sam which is kind of disturbing. She wasn't actually a person. It was a program delivered by an arm of the. Usda and the she was not just one person but several different actors around the country. Adopting regional accents similarly a figure. That's much more well known was betty crocker. She actually started on the radio and like aunt. Sammy was played by many different actresses and she was one of the first we. Could i guess call her one of the first cooking teachers in broadcasting And we have some fun you one for. You are cooking lessons. This week is on some new christmas cookies. And besides that with sending seven ethically recipes to order numbers of schools who had indicated that they want the wednesday menu ambassador. I hope you'll be sure to watch for them on. Sammy's show was called housekeepers. Chat and betty crocker's was the slightly more enticing cooking school of the air. That sounds as though it was all about meringues and souffles and all things fluffy which it decidedly was not and then the very first television station came into being in the nineteen twenties though at the time the technology was still super experimental and people did not have. Tv's in their homes yet. Even as late as nineteen fifty only nine percent of american homes had a tv set. Foot made the jump to tv before. Tv even made the jump to people's living rooms so more megan was thirst. Tv shafran her snapple titled Tv show was called suggestions for dishes to be prepared and cooked in fifteen minutes and that demonstrated single ring. Cookery back in hundred thirty six. This is julie smith. She's a food writer. And podcast and the author of a new book called taste and the tv chef and she's british so i will translate for her single ring. Cookery means the kind of thing you can make on just one burner in your bed. Sit which is british for a studio apartment. Thanks for the cross pen translation of my uses as well as my bizarre accident. True also interesting. Megan was doing this. Fifteen minute meal about eighty years. Before jamie oliver's tv show and book of the same title. We have a picture of her filming her show dressed in. What looks like a raincoat on our website. Glamour personified where was i but by the nineteen forties food. Tv show started showing up for real in the us to the shows were cheap to produce and they were sponsored by kitchen and food companies and they were pretty boring. It was a very practical probably rather dry and yet a lot of the airtime was filled with these programs in different markets around the country. These shows obviously targeted at women most. Tv's at the time. Were actually in public places rather than homes especially bars where there weren't a lot of housewives. There was a show actually the first national televised. Tv show was james beard and it started in the mid nineteen forties and despite everything i just said about how most of the tv shows and the radio shows were led by home. Economists james beard was not a home economist. He was a gourmet and he was really all about the food and so it was a little strange to have this show on. Tv in a bar being watched by men james beard was kind of a one off for a long time but still here we go right off the bat you can see a gender divide in food tv women were the ones who were proper and teaching viewers had cook the man a ormond. Just appreciate food for food. Food was a chore for women and a pleasure for men until the only lucas came along. So diani lucas. Like james beard was a bit of an anachronism. She was a cordon bleu trained chef. Who was born in. Britain came from a very artistically oriented family. Do you only had a restaurant and cooking school in new york and she treated the kitchen as her art studio. it was her serious creative outlet. Her recipes were complex and mostly french. And they took a lot of time to make she was also kind of a taskmaster her british accent and her scraped back hair and she did not cut corners. But kathleen says the. Tony did occasionally have a little sparkle in her eye. Like when she told viewers to use as much rama's they liked or needed in their cribs. Suzanne that show was on the evening and prime time and it ran from nineteen forty seven until nineteen fifty-six but she was kind of ahead of her time. I would not be surprised if many of your listeners have never heard of the oni lucas. She just came along at the wrong time for the public. Viewing audience at diani did have a big influence on one particularly important person. Julia child the french chef. I'm doolittle she was a california girl. She was not a spy for the cia before being cooking show guru as many people think she was a research assistant at the oh s the precursor to the cia but she was really one of these happy accidents. She married paul child who had a foreign service assignment. in france. They moved to france and she fell in love with food. And she got herself trained. You know at the core blows school which was really challenging as a woman and she just became. You know a master in nineteen sixty one. Julia published a book with two other. Women called mastering the art of french. Cooking it is eight home and that seven hundred fifty. Two page book provided the kick. That landed julia in front of millions of viewers happen was. Julia was doing the rounds promoting her book and she'd been invited onto a book show hosted by a local professor on w. g. b. h. Which is the boston public. Tv station and she decided she didn't want to just talk with the professor. She wanted to cook. She wanted to teach him how to make a proper french omelette. The professor wasn't a particularly skilled cook in this live tv cooking class but people wrote into the show after it aired. They called julia a hoot and the producer thought. Julia was incredibly well-spoken so gbh gave her her own show. It would eventually become the french chef. The show was a huge hit. It was on national. Tv for three decades and it not only made julia household name but it also kind of launched the modern era of food
Massive Mega Millions jackpot grows after no winner
"Keep growing with no winner winner and and last last night's night's mega mega millions millions There There is is now now nearly nearly $1.5 $1.5 billion. billion. At At stake stake between between that that lottery lottery and and tonight's tonight's Powerball Powerball A A B B C's. C's. Today Today Norman Norman takes takes a a look look at at the the life life that kind of money could buy you. It's overnight that $750 million jackpot goes through another drawing without a winner, the massive mega millions prize now growing to $850 million that is the second largest jackpot in game history. And you've still got a chance to win when the next mega million drawing happens this Tuesday, But tonight you could win. Big Americans are lining up for the Powerball drawing. That's just hours away that jackpot now sitting at a whopping $640 million, and the multi million dollar question what will you do if you strike gold? So we spoke with the financial expert who says the best thing any Lotto winner can do is to make a game plan. And make one fast After Uncle Sam takes his cut. She suggest that winners team up
$600 stimulus payments have started going out, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says
"Of Americans are starting to get those $600 payments from Washington. Some Americans may already have that $600 Cove in 19 relief payment, lawmakers agreed on in their bank accounts direct deposited by their uncle Sam. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said the I am was to start direct depositing those payments last night paper checks will start going out today. I'm Rita Fall Way
"If you're willing to bleed, Uncle Sam will give you all the planes you want" Chuck Yeager dies at 97
"E didn't know Chuck Yeager was still around and didn't breaking the sound barrier was it was a big deal, not just a matter of You're going the fastest. A lot of pilots died trying. The problem is getting the plane to hold together. You got to that speed and another situation like to go back and look at it. But a number of pilots. The plane just broke apart. And you know you died. And he was the first one. If that's happened to your buddies three or four times and you're going to go try it, too. Um, you got some Kony's And Chuck Yeager offend this quote like it. Where to go where to go. So I've flown 341 types of military planes in every country in the world, but logged about 18,000 hours 341 types of planes. Hey, said it might sound funny, but I never under their plane in my life. If you're willing to bleed, Uncle Sam will give you all the planes you want. That's great if you're willing to bleed So, uh, yeah, because that I have to go to West Virginia that bridge between Ohio, West Virginia going to her. Charleston's been the Chuck Yeager Bridge for No 40 years. So you know, I assumed he wasn't around anymore. But, yeah, certainly in American hero and particularly back in his day. Shut down 13 German planes, five of them in a day, as was just mentioned. And then broke the sound barrier two years after the war 1947 So that's a big one right
Procter & Gamble beats estimates as sales jump 9%, raises forecast amid strong demand
"Another company that is benefiting from people working from home. Uncle Sam is suing Google. We will get to that. We're going to start with consumer staples. Procter and gamble sales in the first quarter rose nine percent. The company raised revenue guidance for the full fiscal year and shares a proctor and up around one and a half percent, which is not a lot but just enough. That that sock is hitting an all time high. Yeah Outstanding Quarter largely of margin story on the outstanding part. Know, they sold seven percent more in terms of volume about nine percent total. So that's not extraordinary but it's it's good in this. In this economy, people are cleaning both their their homes and their themselves more actually and who the thing that proctor and gamble has going for it is that it is I think the best margin quarter that I could find a over the last fifteen years. So it is not forced into discounting right now the. Promotional sales at it has to make people are still going to the stores painful price for a lot of a lot of their goods, and they are not in the position where they have to raise salaries the moment or. You know they've done very well at keeping costs down so Between those two being able to charge what they want to charge for their products. And doing it more efficiently. A great quarter. Greg, quarter and if they're not spending more money on salaries John Muller, the operating officer and the CFO. Admitted very clear. They are going to be spending more on marketing because they. Look at the current environment. Look proctor and gamble they sell stuff all around the world but North America is their biggest market and I think they're looking at the numbers of how many people are. Spending time on screens. And they're saying to themselves. Yeah it is a good investment for us to. Start ramping up our marketing. Yeah they are spending a lot of time on screens not necessarily. On the screens and where the ads traditionally been, which would be TV ads more people are. Watching watching Netflix, watching things on the video recordings and just skipping through the AD. So it's more and more online. Advertising and. More is coming a sense everybody. Will Be. locked inside for. Another couple of quarters.
Millions of Americans Voting Early in What Could be Record Election Turnout
"S elections projects is over 27 million of cast early voting ballots. That's about 20% already of the total vote count of the 2016 election. Another 55 fatalities reported yesterday to the States Coronavirus death toll awaiting the new report from the Health Department today yesterday more than 2500 new cases were reported. And for the first time in over six months, the Miami immigration Courthouse is open. It's back to business, but it's not business as usual. Is Uncle Sam resumes in person Deportation proceedings Today, masks are required. But Miami immigration attorney Tammy Fox is a cough says they've been given no information about other courthouse safety protocols. And she says other immigration courts that have tried to reopen have not been successful. These immigration courts that have reopened, have re opened for a day and then closed the next day, then reopened for a day, then closed for two days. There's no notice on their operation. There's a major backlog of cases due to the shutdown, leaving hundreds of thousands of immigrants in limbo, waiting their day in court. When did Grossman NewsRadio 6 10? Coyote showers, thunderstorms? It's all increasing with a large low pressure system located about 700 miles southeast of Bermuda. It is expected to develop into a hurricane. Leader this week. Tropical depression number 27, which will be named Absalon when it does take a look right now on Wall Street, negative trading across the board. Dowd just dropped 4.5 points in 28,602 NASDAQ off 6.5 points. Yes, and peace down by two more news at 11 30 more Brian Mud on the way I'm Natalie Rodriguez News radio. 6 10 w y o D fly from South Florida
A Conversation About The Postal Service
"Low. Welcome. To another edition of call us, Bruce unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asia America. I'm Phil You and Jeff Yang and this week on the podcast we have been thinking and talking about doing something for a while and our wishes are finally coming true as if delivered to us. Our. I'm sorry we've come. A Dad jokes attention but we we've been talking a lot about the postal service, not just amongst ourselves but in society right I mean the relevance of the US mail to our society internal democracy has been more prominent now more than the headlines now than ever before, and one of the things that we recognized is that the postal service actually plays a really critical role even. Specifically in our communities and there are. There are a lot of Asian Americans who work at the Post Office The post office connects us are far-flung relatives and friends, and in general we just thought it was time to give a little shine to this institution that. Is taking a few bumps, these days, and so we actually found. A postal. Service employees who was. Happy to talk to us about this profession and about the stories and. The world behind the scenes at the post. Office. As, well, as other things going on his life as well. So we love to welcome to they call us Bruce Kevin Again UN. He is a musician and multimedia. A graphic designer, a fan of A. Pretty Amazing Music. I can tell social platforms and also a employee of the PS Kevin Welcome to the show. Hi. Welcome guys. Ola. So Kevin you're in Oakland right. Yeah. I wouldn't opened. And did you reborn in scripture? I was actually born in southern California and. Always, knew that I would end up in the bay area. So sometime around two thousand and two, thousand five moved up here. And I found myself. Here. To sort of blend in. Oh Yeah Oh. Yeah. And and you say you're from southern California originally like a like Los Angeles or or. Montebello okay. And now A. End, up actually working for the postal service. Honestly. I was laid off in rather time the pandemic. was. Gaining momentum. and. I was desperately looking for work and I I had heard this echoing my head, my mom's voice. You know like you should go work work at the post office like your uncles grandfather. Finally listen to the voice. And Sure Enough I. went onto the USPS site. And, saw their openings locally and swint for and they ask for references. Internal references and. Plugged in some family members names, and I was pretty much and within twenty four hours. In the family. It's a family business. It really is. Yeah. How many of your other family members worked for the postal service that are alive to? But. But it's it's been like kind of multigenerational thing or it has absolutely. Is there. Is there something about the post office or the Postal Service that has been? particularly. Peeling I'm guessing in some ways it's because it's eighth always there be. It. You know like they're always jobs in the postal. I. I just Kinda remember Hollywood shuffle under if you've seen that movie Robert Townsend movie. where? Kind of what you're saying is one of the themes in the movie that. His family's like A. Get A job. The Postal Service it's it's you know it's it's a secure job. You know it's comfortable. It's something which you can rely on and Robert Townsend characters like I wanna be a star in Hollywood but you know as a black actor in Hollywood. You gotta deal with a whole lot of bullshit and movies about the bullshit and. Kind of like you know no spoilers or yes boilers. Movement. You haven't seen it. You should see it but. In the end in the end, actually the post service ends up being a where he lands and and you know he's it's sort of like a celebration affected like you can still do when you dream of but other things can also be part of that dream and anyway I'm kind of curious if if that's kind of the story of how how like your uncles and other folks in working for the post office to. For my grandfather. I believe he went in right after he was discharged from the military e- so he. He had served in the Cold War came back They relocated to Daly City from Dallas. and. I think he that's it hired pretty much on the spot. And it's still the case to this day So he he was there until I moved up here. And two, hundred five. I remember him getting village. One Am and coming home. And afternoon. He. Yeah it's interesting my Uncle Sam deal with him in Minneapolis. He got out of the Air Force and became a carrier pretty much immediately. And my uncle Kennedy in. Hawaii. I think he started in Minneapolis, but then transferred to Hawaii, which is apparently. The most requested transfer. Why And he's been a mechanic for. Sixty years. He's he's been there for a long time I. Think he's been here the longest. Everyone fixing like postal trucks, postal trucks, the machinery he's he's really handy guy i. mean he used to build birdhouses? Similar skills I guess.
Muscling up to China and 25 years since Srebrenica
"Tom Switzer, he and welcome to another episode off between the lines now today on the program will be commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since the Holocaust in ninety, ninety, five more than eight thousand people died in Shrimp Nitsa. The town was supposed to be a U N protected safe haven in the vicious civil war that tore Yugoslav apart instead the civilians ended up being massacred by Bosnian Serbs. Were lightning fast with their superior weapons. They easily overran the lightly. I'm Bosnian government troops and the token full civilian peacekeepers. The UN's Valley to protect the civilians inspired Washington to launch unilateral action against Serbia and end the civil war. Would things be the same today now? That's later in the program, but first defense. Last week the Morrison. Government launched a defence strategy and force structure review now the move signals a major shift away from the strategy outlined in the last defence white paper. Remember that just four years ago in two thousand sixteen. It plotted out Australia's strategic costs for the next decade. But that White Paper has as we know been rapidly overtaken by Vince covert China or that now the new review has promised two hundred and seventy billion dollars over the next decade to enhance Australia's defence capabilities with renewed focus on areas like Saba and spice capabilities and the possible development of hop sonic weapons will be fitting aircraft with long-range anti-ship missiles, increasing underwater surveillance and boosting fuel ammunitions reserves. Now, underscoring the seriousness of the shift, the Prime Minister even drew comparisons to the nineteen thirties and the lead up to world. War Two that period of the nineteen thirties. Is Been Something I've been revisiting on a very regular basis and when you connect by the economic challenges and the global uncertainty. It can be very haunting, but is the money too much or not enough is going to all the right places, and we'll do enough to safeguard Australia from China's increasing assertiveness and is rapidly growing military capabilities. What's the role of Australia's diplomacy? And all of this will joining me to discuss this at three distinguished guests. By skill is professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University Holiday Bites. Thank you good to be here Melissa Conley. Tar is a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. Hi There Melissa could to speak again Tom. And Pay. The Jennings is executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Tom No. Can you talk us through the top of scenarios and potential conflicts that the defense review is preparing us for the scenario that the review is focusing on is one involving a high end conventional conflict, so I've gone to the days of stabilization operations in t more Counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan This document is preparing foresight on onsite conflict. Involving countries that have sophisticated military forces. And, of course, the document doesn't say. I don't think it would be reasonable to expect it to say. That China is the problem. But let me tell you China is the problem that is the now neoplasia competitive that way of thinking about when we think about what's adequate in terms of the topic of military capability we need to have. and to does reflect to change. From past years Tom I recall when I started by defense career, we were thinking much more about the risks presented by Indonesia, and the so called low level in cushions in the northwest. Of course, that's no longer features in anyone's strategic thinking. Really it's about China and the risks that the People's Republic is presenting to all of its neighbors in abroad since in the Indo Pacific region and beyond I cabinet crudely putting it some sites laying the groundwork for fortress Australia US sign. This is preparing us to join a potential use LID. Containment slash war against China for example to protect Taiwan Peter Jennings. I think that is it covers a spectrum of possibilities. One possibility which I think is Epson you were in terms of language of the document is that we might conceivably end up having to face military conflict without being able to rely on the direct combat support of the United States, and that's what leads to discussions around extra stockpiling munitions and fuel insightful. But I think in general terms. Yes, the expectation is that Australia. Through its history has been a country that forms coalitions usually have like minded partners, the share the same types of objectives. And the the plan will design the Defense Force. Really gives us the capacity to do that with Rachel Ellis lecture, example, Japan but also with our traditional ally the United States okay bates skill. You've recently completed a review of China's defense capabilities and its recent military modernization, specifically looking at the implications for Australia Wind you expect the Peo- The People's Liberation Army and its navy. When do you expect them to have the capability to project power as far as Australia annual Pacific knives, well in many respects Tom, they already can I mean they have the long range missile capabilities to do that? Know as a from a standoff position launched from their own from their own homeland against hours. But what I think, the the new strategy is looking at is really the development of capability over the next ten fifteen twenty years, and that's by the Chinese own own acknowledged calendar that they would be able to by that time of mass, a large enough capability, both in terms of its long range strike, you know striking from their own homeland, but also bill to project. Project Power passed the so-called first and second island change and being a position to more directly threatened through those platforms Australian security. So you know we're talking ten or fifteen year window here and I think given the time it does take to try and respond to develop the the deterrent and defense capabilities for Australia. That's that's you know that's in some ways a short window. for Australia to be mobilizing in reaction Melissa Tali. What's the role of a strong diplomacy and all these well I think it needs to be growl. And one of the concerns when we look at the deteriorating strategic environment is we think all that's a defense problem? And so when the prime minister launches the strategic update with those comparisons with the nineteen thirties. It pushes US toward seeing in purely military terms but we don't just want to say things in that security lands, we want to think about all of the parts about national power projection, so that's diplomacy and development as well as defense I think if if people thought about it I think what we invest in all three strongly, but that's not where it is if you look at federal budget fifty. Fifty nine billion to defense and less than seven billion to diplomacy and development together the lowest point with ahead in our history and I think we missing that opportunity. If we don't take US seriously, the way that diplomacy and development can shape things in the world so I was struck. Today was a defendant looking at the latest poll on what are the major concerns that Australians have at the moment of the top threats in the world and the first five, a role nontraditional that drought, environment, disaster, climate change, pandemics, and downtown, global economy, and those places where you know military spending isn't going to help shape that environment. So we need to have an effect on those. We need to be thinking much more about what we can do in the diplomacy and development to mind Peter Jennings. What would you say in to Melissa's observations? Because they reflect a certain mindset that that perhaps we should be focused more on non state actors rather than say China for instance well, I think all of these you know threats that have to be taken seriously. I'm and simply because we're living in the middle of a pandemic for example, doesn't the climate change is gone away in this no longer going to present a problem to us. I guess what I'd say. Is that the you know the five things Melissa listed? That were in the featured in the low e Poland terms of popular concerns. Are also the things which could. In different ways late to the risks of conflict escalating in the Indo Pacific region generally so You know my my view, please while I would like to see spending on diplomacy increased. While I. Say Development Assistance is being something which is effectively the United soft in of Australian power, and the military is the hot end of Australian power. I think. The message against all of these areas is that we have just been underinvesting for decades underinvesting for decades, so we're we're all. High fiving ourselves at just reaching about two percent of gross national product, being spent on defense, but that is compared to what we spending in cold or years, which was sometimes between three and a half percent in four percent of rustic product. So what we have grown used to Tom I would say is. Free written on the United. States code tiles of security for for decades. We've dramatically under. Invested in the things that we need to do to strengthen Australia's position, not just militarily, but also diplomat. A now. We're rather surprised to hear the news that Gosh the bill is a lot more expensive than we really thought. It was only if you've got that confidence in the US. and. In fact, the whole trump stories, the story of the Americans really big being fed up with the rest of the world, thinking that the US can fund the bill for their security, so we're going to have to do more and I think we're going to have to do it against multiplicity of areas not. Justin sought the defense organization. We'll some scholars such as you want and James Current from the University of Sydney. They say that this document sounds a lot like an acknowledgement that the US might not always be there to help us out. By are we starting to plan for more independent Australian defense posture I think it would be a wise move to keep that option open when you think of the capabilities that the Chinese developing in which do have a direct pose a direct threat to Australia or could do so. In many respects, the I think the types of threats that you might not expect an immediate or even timely response on the part of the United States what I'm thinking here. Cyber capabilities is a huge priority for the Chinese. We already know what they see the sort of capability. They can wield against Australia and that's not the sort of thing you can expect a kind of cavalry to. Lead the charge from from Washington to come to Australia's defence slowly long range strike capability on the part of the Chinese capability. They already have in which are going to continue to develop. which could threaten Australia down the road now? These are capabilities that I think that Australia's going to have to develop their own defenses for. They can certainly do that with United States, but again it's not necessarily the sort of threat that we would expect some sort of traditional ally joint response not to make it well. Some of are in listeners will email me and they'll say that if Uncle Sam struggles to police. It's own CDs. Melissa. How on Earth Can Uncle Sam Police? The Asia Pacific region in the face of a rising China. What's your sense about us staying power in the next decade or two in look? It's difficult One of the things that strategic update looks at is more threats to the global rules order, and unfortunately the you know, the US is part of that. the US is not along with the strategies interest on things like global trading system, and a number of international issues like global health where we would say you need to be supporting. A Global Response that said I don't think the strategic update will be read negatively in. Washington, it's my guess. it very clearly couched in terms that I think the US will lock about Australia contributing more and having more self. that could be seen as a statement that we think that the US might not have outback, but can also be seen as something that the US has been for for a long time. I particularly liked a few elements of the update things like making sure that we have. You know material ammunition You know that aren't going to be disrupted. Buckle supply trying having more capability eight industrial cut suffering capability here antiques fuel reserves, which is not as long sane as an issue for us, so I mean those are things that are worth investing in. Regardless of US resolve because as we've seen from COVID, we know that supply chain can be disrupted very quickly and easily, and it's worth having eligibilities. Cepeda Jennings bite skill and Melissa Conley Toilet and Melissa. The Pacific step up last year. That realigned Australia's development budget to deal with some of the strategic challenges posed by China in the Pacific Do you think it goes far enough? The step up was followed recently by strategies new International Development Policy Partnerships for recovery, and that's made it very clear that strategies focus should be on the Pacific and also southeast. Asia including. Indonesia and team August. I think that has a very clear statement about what we want. In the region of being entrusted trusted development partner and influencing those societies that we think positive for four region. Again you're going to. You're going to say you. Hear this from me all the time, but again the problem is that we not really making much invasive lunch, so partnerships for recovery head no new money it talked about the massive challenges that covered as as creating for for the for the Pacific, and for for our region broadly, and the only funding announcement was that we're going to repurpose the money. We would have spent on sending Australian. Volunteers in scholarship holders. And we're GONNA use that so I I suppose I. Feel a little bit with all the areas, not actually include district update in that as well that what we've seen through the foreign policy, White Paper and International Development Policy through to to the defense. Strategic Updike is. We talk about how. how? What a time! These these frosty leaving a contested difficult awful environment that we've now got to leave in and the Dow L. Easy Times over, and then we say, and we're not gonNA. Give any new money so I mean the defense announcement is essentially just that we're going to continue to you know, extrapolate out the money that was planned to be spent in the twenty twenty six, and we're going to extrapolate that out to twenty thirty terabytes skill. Do we risk getting into a bidding war for influence in the Pacific? I don't know if it's a risk. If it is a risk worth worth taking. I mean obviously the Pacific region is so extremely important Australia's future. Both for for defense reasons for regional engagement for diplomatic reasons, developing reasons and the like. so It's quite possible that we're entering in a more competitive phase with China in this. SITES WRIST BYTES I'm talking about more the budgetary concerns he because in the wake of the Corona Virus Crosses. There'll be serious limits on how we can spend on these things scholley. Yes, there is and party left to be be developed for that, but you know when you're talking about your own backyard. I mean I I. I don't think it's the kind of country that can simply. Pretended it's by itself getting back pay to Jennings to the region, generally in the rise of what. Angus Campbell is of the Defence Force he's talked about the rise of political warfare, the idea of grey zone warfare things like cyber attacks, economic coercion influence operations that fall below the traditional threshold of war. He says we need a whole of government response to it. I, you seeing that whole of government approach happening in Campbell, or is this Manley focus on defense and the spy agency so far Peter Jennings. It probably is focused on the national security agency's Tom. That's not too surprising because you'd expect them to sort of pick up on the risks I. But General Campbell is right. It does need to be all government is. There's a whole lot of things happening there that simply cannot and should not be done by defense organizations. and. I think that realization is slowly dawning. Along as both of the speakers have said that actually ladyship comes with cost of infrastructure is going to play that role, but you know, give you a small example of this we. We have lost the ability to broadcast into the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. In a way that we used to very successfully over over decades to give us the capacity to do that. We're probably talking about you know that. He million a year forty million a year, which sounds a lot of defend. It's nothing if you're in the Defense Department. Let me tell you. But you need to be able to do things like that. To be the truth teller in the region to actually tell the region that there are alternatives to Chinese Communist Party authoritarianism I think that's what's needed with responding to this grey zone on threat. Is Actually to be the truth teller. In this part of the will and getting our system in Cambridge used to that reality to understanding what needs to be done. To starting at different type of conversation with our region. With our own people for that matter that that is a sort of a psychological change which I can see happening, but we're not quite yet. There's a bit of work still to be done to get to that point Melissa. Conley Tyler. Is, just responding on that. I agree entirely with what pitcher saying on on broadcasting. It's a small investment, such a an increasing influence. It should be Brian and I hope that did that's being seen. I think having defense voices. I will help a lot in a banks, seriously I'm but just went. When you ask Tom Balaton host government and what's happening there? There are some really good examples, so for example win. This Pacific step pop started an office of the Pacific was established in that apartment and tried and each job. He's to be that coordinating body, and it's bringing together the. The defense, the development and the diplomacy in a way that he's gone to maximize our influence. and I've noticed this a lot more discussion about that that three. How do you bring defense development diplomacy communities together? I'm involved in initiate the Pacific. Four Day and I think a lot of people not talking about what more we can do for that that joined up coordination to make the most about national instruments by skill. You're an expert on China. The elephant in the room of course is China doing need to be careful not to overestimate China's military strength. What about the weaknesses? Exactly right I mean you have to know your enemy's weakness as well as their strengths in the case of China, they are undertaking enormous reforming organization effort. They're pouring billions of dollars into new capabilities, but there's a lot of things we need to recognize I. Mean One is that the Chinese have not fought a shooting war and more than forty years. They are have no. They have zero experience in high end combat against a serious. Adversary, scenario, so that's not to downplay them, but to understand that they've got enormous obstacles to overcome that day. Themselves acknowledge that they themselves. No, they have to overcome, and that's why we had this window that we've been talking about. A fifteen to twenty years. to try and develop capabilities to get in front of the kinds of things that the Chinese want to bring to bear around. Around, twenty thirty or twenty, thirty, five, twenty, forty, paid-up Melissa to be continued. Thanks so much for being on our in. Thank you, tell my pleasure. Thank you, Tom. That was paid jennings. He's executive director of the Australian strategic pulsing suit by skill professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University and Melissa Commonly Tyler. She's a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. These between the lines with Tom Switzer. Coming next, we're going to replay a version of a segment from between the lines. I 'cause commemorating the massacre of Bosnian Muslims at shredded Nitsa on the eleventh of July nodding ninety. Five twenty five years ago this week. More than eight thousand people were killed by Serb forces. It was the worst massacre. Europe had seen since the Holocaust. Serve softening up Trevor Nature for the army's final push into the town. Town of course was supposed to be a safe haven protected by the United Nations, but the civilians ended up being sitting ducks as I woke Larry. Hollingsworth Remembers I. Myself Feel Devastated and ashamed I was there with them? When we told them that it was a safe haven I watched. Many of these people walk in with the minimal possessions into shreds, knowing that it was a safe haven, and now they're fleeing out because we've let them down, let them down to the extent that within dies. About Twenty three thousand women and children were deported, and about eight thousand Muslim men and boys left behind where executed and buried in mass graves. Now, reports from the time described, frightening scenes stiffen overawed from medicines on frontier. Speaking he. Loading some of the children and women into buses, but there's no indication as to where it was buses, going with seen some horrifying streaming, going on women and children going into the buses being taken away from their family This was going on with a lot of crying a lot of panicking. The slaughter had been planned carefully and executed with precision. All the wall Dutch. Pace is literally stood by, and did nothing indeed even when the Serb assault on Srebrenica was imminent. in-command is still rejected Kohl's racetracks. Positions. Pope John Paul. The second declared ribbon Nitsa a defeat for civilization as media reports begins to reveal the scale of the unfolding tragedy. The UN says nine hundred thousand people are still unaccounted for. About some became clear as government soldiers emerging from the forest in central Bosnia, told of horrific massacres at the hands of the Serbs one young. People executing them on spot, but this didn't come out of the blue. By the time this massacre took place the civil war that tore the former Yugoslavia. Repot was heading into its fourth year. More than a million people have been displaced, and the world became familiar with a new term ethnic cleansing. So? Who is to blame for these well? Let's start with the United. Nations from ninety two to ninety, five shrivel Nitsa was the world's first union declared civilian syphon. It was supposed to to her aggression. It was supposed to aggression and set the scene for political negotiations to end hostilities between the Bosnian Serbs, and Muslims, but the UN soldiers in the SIPHONS. They were bedeviled by problems. If you declare an area safe haven in the name of the United Nations. Nations if you tell the people if they are safe in the name of the United Nations you have got to put the troops on the ground, and it's no good for politicians say yes, we go for safe havens, but we're not gonNA put the troops meanwhile the Europeans vacillated and equivocated failing miserably to cope with across at its own back door. America was also reluctant to get involved as then President George Bush senior explained in Nani Nani to. I? Something because I learned something from Vietnam. I am not going to commit US forces until I know what the mission is to the military. Tell me that it can be completed until I know how they can come out. You have ancient rivalries that have cropped up as as Yugoslavia's dissolved or getting dissolved, and it isn't going to be solved by sending in the eighty second airborne, and although on the campaign trail that Ye Bill Clinton pledged to reverse the appeasement of that bushes of Belgrade as President Clinton allowed the Balkans to bleed for three more years. French President Jacques Chirac was moved to declare quote, the position of the leader of the free world vacant. Trinite Sur changed all that having done nothing the before during the mass killings in Rwanda Clinton was galvanized into action, and crucially he cut the United Nations out of the Decision Chine on August thirty Washington led a night bombing campaign against the Serbs the NATO action began early this morning. The harsh light of fires and explosions coloring the night sky. Some people watched the bombardment from their houses, but after more than ten thousand deaths here in the last three years, most Sarajevans had given up any hope of outside intervention. Last night it came on a scale which could yet change the course of this war by the end of not ninety five sixty thousand nine hundred troops, including twenty thousand Americans were on the ground in Bosnia. Pace was declared. The BOEKEN's wars ended only because the US finally acted. He's President Clinton in November ninety five my fellow Americans in this new era there are still times when America and America alone can and should make the difference for peace. The terrible war in Bosnia is such a case nowhere. Today is the need for American leadership. More stark are more immediate than in. In Bosnia in the years since the Mexica Europe inaction was heavily criticised, and the US was held up for its global leadership in particular for its unilateral humanitarian intervention. This is when the US secretary. Of State. Madeleine Albright said America was the indispensable nation, and that idea would fade into the justification of the Iraq invasion in two thousand and three as a war of liberation, but he's a question with the US intervene. If the shrivel Nitsa massacre happened today from the standpoint of twenty twenty, we might ask if the era of US unilateral humanitarian intervention is well and truly over. Well, that's it for this week. Show remember if you'd like to hear the episode again or download segments since two thousand fourteen. Just go to ABC. Dot Net dot US slash aren and follow the prompts to between the lines, or you can listen via the ABC. Listen APP, or wherever you get your podcast. You can even subscribe, so you never miss an episode. I'm Tom Switzer continue next week.
Is it Selfish to Pay Yourself First? by Joel of 5AM Joel
"Am Joel Dot Com. When you hear, pay yourself first. What do you think of? It sounds like something. A rich and greedy person would say. Let's break it down. Pay Equals something money related yourself. I equals something selfish, the complete opposite of what our parents taught us. Okay now let's see what happens. If we include the words in a full sentence. Pay Yourself First, so you can help more people later. Pay Yourself first a little bit, and then pay others allot. Your family will never starve if you pay yourself first. Giving becomes easier when you pay yourself first. doesn't sound so selfish anymore. Maybe the people preaching this are onto something. You may be familiar with to pay yourself first rule for saving money and growing wealth I. I read it in the old book. The richest man in Babylon the book tells a story that makes you rethink your priorities when distributing your hard earned money, most people out there are living on a tight budget. They have their income minus all their expenses and afterward they WANNA save every cent possible with what's left over the problem. Problem is what's leftover. What's left over might be a decent amount, or it might be a little amount, but most of the time it's not very much or nothing at all. Saving might be a priority for people, but for some reason it's usually the very last category to get paid. If saving money is a true priority, you need to treat it as such I drew a quick illustration in this post showing the difference. You may have noticed the pay yourself. First method involves both pre tax and post tax savings. We can chat another time about avoiding Uncle Sam. Paying yourself first insurance. You never skip out on your savings. No matter your income, no matter your age, no matter your debts or loans in life paying yourself first out of every paycheck means you are consistently growing wealth. Time. Pay Yourself first is not always a money related saying is, isn't time supposed to be our most precious asset just like money? Most people have good intentions of saving their time. We constantly learn to be more efficient and create shortcuts wherever possible to gain more free time, but again most people have the what's leftover mentality with their time. Although personal time might sit at priority number one in their brain, it's the lowest paid category each day just by shifting the clock and moving priorities around the person who follows the pay yourself first method. He's never missing out on personal time. The always have spare time. Do you know anyone like this? I know you're probably sick of hearing. My five am stories. You might even argue that you're most productive. Hours are between nine and eleven pm each night. If that's honestly true for you, I'm jealous of your gift. giving. So far, we've covered making sure that you're always paying enough time and money to yourself, and it may still sound a bit too selfish. What about giving to others? It's a common belief that rich people are greedy, and that people with too much time or lazy, but life is taught me the opposite, and so I've developed a theory. When you're in abundance, you usually share more when my wife and I I moved to Los Angeles. We lived on the outskirts of a very fancy
Which Companies Won't Survive the Pandemic
"Which companies are least likely to survive the financial fallout from the corona virus and Bro recounts yet another painful and baffling week in the global economy and stock market. All that and more on this week's episode of Molly Glances Bro. What's up the stock market? Of course make any well. Let's review what happened during the first week of May ending on May eighth so the S&P five hundred was up three point five percent for the week so at this point it's only down nine point. Three percent for the year. Nasdaq even better up. Six percent for the week that puts in positive territory for the year so during one of the worst economic downturns ever. The Nasdaq is up. Almost two percent small caps also had a good week. Five point seven percent but they're still down sixty percent of the year international stocks up three percent but down eighteen percent of the year and boring old bonds or down slowly stat. Were down slightly last week but up five percent for the year so if you're looking at your portfolio it's mostly all good news. The badge news from last week came from the monthly employment report. So we've been talking every week about job losses. Those are actually figures of the number of Americans filing for unemployment with the state's the last Friday the US Bureau of Labor statistics otherwise known as the B. L. S. announced the official employment numbers for April and these figures are based on surveys of tens of thousands of households and employers. Just to get an idea of how many people are working how people how many people are not working and let me tell you. It Ain't pretty for the month or twenty million. Americans lost their jobs. Driving the unemployment rate up to fourteen point seven percent now. At least that's the figure you probably saw if you pay attention to the financial media however the actually releases six unemployment rates every month the one that most of us here about in the media that fourteen point seven percent in April is technically known as the Youth Three. It measures the number of people out of work and the people looking for a job. But think about that second part and ask yourself how many unemployed people are looking for a job right now. The fact of the matter is millions of Americans have put their job searches on hold because know they probably wouldn't be able to find a job or they don't feel like it's safe to look for a job and then there the Americans who've had hours cut back so essentially there are millions of Americans who are working part time. They wish they could work fulltime but they can't actually. Uncle Sam has a number that captures all of these people as well it's known as the U. Six and it led to twenty two point eight percent. Wow last month. So it's the highest just about the highest ever when you look back at the great recession of two thousand to two thousand nine. The highest rate was just seventeen point six percent and it took more than a year to get there yet during this pandemic panic and only took two months to get there and it's really the worst we've seen since the Great Depression. Add to that. Another five percent of the workforce that was categorized as quote employed but absent from work and some people are furloughed but some of those people probably should have been considered unemployed. You add that and you can see why Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Fox News this weekend that the real unemployment rate is likely closer to twenty five percent. It's probably going to be even higher in May. Now if you dig a little bit more into the report every major sector lost jobs with the heaviest losses coming from leisure and hospitality where forty seven percent of the people were laid off that wipes out all the jobs created in that industry since nineteen eighty eight according to the Washington Post the sector of the fair. The best were utilities. Lost thousand so if you want job security contact the water company or the electric company or something like that. There was some good news that least seemingly good news on the surface in the report and that was average hourly earnings increased. Five percent believe it or not people making more money but the report pointed out. The reason that is true is because most of the people who are losing their jobs and not calculated in that are lower income employees so the reason it earnings went up is because it took out all the lower income folks at least the lower income folks who lost their jobs. How are American households reacting to all this gloomy employment news? While they're here is some genuine good news in March. The personal savings rate jumped thirteen point one percent that is the highest rate since the nineteen eighties. Americans are borrowing last. According to Federal Reserve Total. Consumer credit fell three point. Four percent on an annualized rate. That's the first decline since two thousand and eleven so good job America doing the smart thing and then finally despite the downturn in the economy Goldman Sachs predicts that disposable income will go up this year. Thanks in large part to the government stepping in to make up for what many people have lost sell from their research. Report quote combining forecasts of Labor income corporate dividends proprietors income interest rental income and tax cuts and government payments. We project that total disposable personal income will increase by zero point five percent in two thousand twenty which is pretty remarkable. You think about it.
Miami - Florida workers denied unemployment benefits need to resubmit if they applied before April 5
"Floridians who applied for unemployment benefits but were denied or now being told to reapply the department of economic opportunity says individuals who filed the claim in the first quarter of the year before April fifth will need to file a new state assistance application anyone deemed ineligible for state benefits may be eligible for the pandemic unemployment assistance program from the federal government governor Rhonda Santos had a sit down meeting in the oval office with president trump Tuesday to talk about Florida's response to the corona virus outbreak the governor told the president about infection rates testing rates even the number of ventilators but there was no direct talk publicly of Uncle Sam bailing out Florida's budget we had billions of dollars in reserve but even with that you are facing I had the Senate majority leader suggested states could declare bankruptcy but house leaders are open to the idea of a bailout and the president it's unfair to many of the state's most of the states that have done such a good job house members were supposed to return next week but canceled because of the high infection rates in DC
USAA reverses course on seizing federal stimulus checks
"Those stimulus checks from Uncle Sam will no longer be seized by a financial institution serving military families USAA came under criticism after reports surfaced it was taking stimulus checks to cover member debts and account balances at Birsa company defended the Caesars saying they were allowed under federal law after an outcry USADA announced it would suspend the practice in response time less money to affected members a
"Dissolve one packet of Lemon Jello in one can or one cubes worth of Beef Bouillon. Add lemon juice and allowed to cool. Add three hard boiled eggs diced. One Cup diced celery. Half an onion grated one cup miracle whip and one can of corn beef chopped chill until set slice and serve congratulations. You've just made corned beef luncheon salad. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. Use It up where it out make it do were do without my grandmother would say. I thought that was clever saying from her side of the family but it was actually a slogan from World War Two encouraging the public to use fewer resources so more could be diverted to the war effort. We're all getting a taste of that as we're hunker down unable to shop at the spur of the moment and much more limited in our choices when we do thankfully we do have precedent to fall back on after all people are still alive today it through the Great Depression children. The roaring twenties came to an abrupt stop with the Stock Market Crash of Nineteen Twenty nine which saw billions of dollars evaporated into thin air. The crash wasn't the sole cause of the Great Depression. There were things like the dust bowl wherein incorrect farming methods turned the fertile American planes into a desert but the crash did act to accelerate the global economic collapse by nineteen thirty three. Nearly half of America's banks failed and thirty percent of the workforce was unemployed. You had to make the most of what you had and you had to get good at that fast to women. Help struggling homemakers to be able to feed their families. Eleanor Roosevelt an aunt. Sammy beginning in nineteen twenty. Six and Sammy had a popular weekday. Radio show called housekeepers chat about cooking and other domestic concerns as well as chitchatting about whatever else was going on at the time and Sammy was very popular especially in rural areas. Thousands of people wrote into her for recipes by nineteen thirty to one hundred and ninety four stations broadcast aunt. Sammy show and she published aunt. Sammy's radio recipes. Parenthetically the Great Depression Cookbook. It would be the first cookbook published in Braille. Interestingly enough though I struggle to think of how difficult it would be to cook on wood or old timey gas stove without good eyesight on Sammy's recipes. Were meant to be simple healthy and easy to cook. She's even credited with helping Broccoli. Find widespread acceptance prior to which it was only found in insular Italian neighborhoods and Sammie helped many wives and mothers through the Great Depression but once that was over then country was back on its feet. People lost interest. The show was cancelled sometime in the nineteen forties. Though sources don't agree when exactly. There's one other fact about aunt Sammy. That's worth mentioning. She didn't exist in the latter half of the twentieth. The Department of Agriculture Bureau of Home Economics created a wife for uncle. Sam The on creatively named Aunt Sammy. The character was voiced by different women at each individual radio station that way the listener would hear an accent similar to their own and feel more connected to aunt Sammy. Three women worked behind the scenes at the USDA to prepare the script each week that all the regional aunt. Sammy's would use fanny Walker. Contested Recipes Josephine. Harmful wrote the chatty portions of the show and Ruth Fan demine coordinated all of the Menus and recipes. The other woman who guided homemakers through was the very real first lady. Eleanor Roosevelt. When Franklin Roosevelt entered the White House in Nineteen thirty three? A record number of people were hungry but being president is not without its perks and the first family eight well even extravagantly while people stood inbred lines. Eleanor Roosevelt. Who didn't know how to cook realized that the way she and the president ate in the White House had the potential to influence and even help the nation through the depression. She hired an acquaintance. Henrietta Nesbitt whose husband was out of work to be the new White House housekeeper housekeeper at that time more like how we use the term homemaker today and not as we use a euphemism for cleaning lady. Nesbitt and Roosevelt retooled the entire kitchen installing modern appliances and coaxing the skeptical White House staff to use them. This was the first kitchen in America and it wasn't even sanitary recalled. Nesbitt in her memoir. Meanwhile Eleanor turn to home economists for menus that would balance nutrition and economy the healthiest recipes in the world wouldn't help people if they couldn't afford the ingredients what's more she resolved to serve these humble dishes in the White House. Her efforts were covered by national newspapers and followed closely by housewives. There was a catch. These nutritious economic meals were awful. The first kitchen was turning out some of the most unpalatable meals in modern memory. The president himself was usually the test subject for these new dishes and he obligingly choked them down. Things like deviled eggs with tomato sauce and prune pudding in place of lavish dishes. The White House table was the stage for things like Spaghetti with boiled carrots. Cold jellied billion and bread and butter sandwiches served so much mutton that being grown sheep which is cheaper than lamb. Because it's much tougher that it became a joke throughout Washington. The first lady experimented with foods like milk corno a mix of dried milk powder and cornmeal developed by Cornell University milk. Porno could be eaten as a gruel like dish or worked into recipes. I was not brave enough to research. What those recipes might be. The bland meals became so notorious that visitors to the White House would eat before they went nutrition. Not Taste was paramount in the time of soup. Kitchens and bread lines and eleanor. Roosevelt was trying to use her table as a way of encouraging and inspiring other Americans to get through this uniquely challenging historical moment. It was just as well they got used to eating a limited range of food because FDR's presidency also included World War Two and the Roosevelt's eight rationed food just like everyone else Roosevelt's White House eight modestly in an act of culinary solidarity with the people who were suffering. Jane's Eagle men. The CO author of a square meal told The New York Times. Here's a sampling of menu items. The first family and the public general might have enjoyed in massive bunny ears spaghetti with carrots and white sauce. The sauce was basically just milk. Meatless loaf made with peace oatmeal peanuts. Rice and or cottage cheese. Whatever you could get your hands on Mulligan's stew any animal. You could kill or find dead with whatever veggies you could manage or anything. That would keep hungry. They for a few hours without killing you like sawdust. It was reportedly created by the massive homeless population during the depression. Where people in homeless or migrant worker camps would pool their resources so that everyone could eat none of my sources mentioned where the name Mulligan might have come from. We do know the name origin of another STU. Hoover Stu Herbert Hoover had been elected just in time for the crash. But Unlike the Roosevelt's he continued to live the good life in the White House. Shantytowns BECAME HOOVER. Villes and the soup from soup. Kitchens became hoover stu the weirdest one of all and this report is opinion was peanut butter in baked. Onions was a whole onion hollowed out stuffed with peanut butter and baked. Just because we have two things on hand doesn't mean we should eat them at the same time as Eagle men succinctly put it. Peanut butter has nothing to say to a baked onion. Some recipes sound like they shouldn't work but surprisingly do like mock Apple Pie. Apples weren't readily available. But Americans weren't willing to give up their conic Apple Pie. The apples in mock apple pie were actually Ritz crackers and it worked. If you're not already familiar with Youtuber Emmy made in Japan. I'll link her hard time series in the show notes and on the website. She all kinds of dishes from times of deprivation including hot water pie grapefruit. Peel steak toast soup. And even the Haitian dirt cookies which you can hear more about in episode number ninety four. My name is mud while we can be grateful that recipes like ketchup soup and peanut butter and mayonnaise. Sandwiches are behind us. Some food created during the depression is still with us. Meatloaf is a comfort food classic and shaping food into loaves go to during the Great Depression. The same goes for casseroles which were a good way to use up odds and ends or to mask less palatable ingredients the depression also gave us the mother of all comfort. Food Kraft Macaroni and cheese or kraft dinner for my friends up. North in Nineteen thirty seven craft heard about a salesman from the tender Roni. Macaroni Company of Saint Louis. A Scottish emigrant aimed grant Leslie going rogue and selling his noodles with packets of greeted kraft cheese attached. They hired him to promote the concept and started selling it for nineteen cents for four servings.
What happens if Uncle Sam goes home?
"Support for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders indicates more and more. Americans are questioning the nation's role as global leader. But what happens if Washington Jettison? Us alliances and ended the Ford Presence of U. S. forces according to Thomas wrought in the Lightest Foreign Affairs magazine. That's a distinguished New York based journal a strategy of Retrenchment. He argues would among other things. Destabilize the regional security orders about Europe and Asia increase the risks of nuclear proliferation and aggravate the threat of major power conflict. The foreign affairs article is cold. The folly retrenchment. Why America can't withdraw from the world? The author Thomas Rod is director of the Center for the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution and is affiliated as Nonresident Fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney. He's based in Washington. Hi there Tom Hi Tom. It's great to be Richard and join us in cine studio. Is Doug Bandow? He's a senior fellow at the Cato Institute also in Washington a former special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and this she's scholar in residence at the Center for Independent Studies. That's a Sydney based think tank that I had welcome back. I glad to be on Tom. Tom Why do you still support a foreign policy? Strategy that Yusei quote has served the US. Whoa for decades. Well I think that the you know the. Us has had a critical role to play in Europe and in Asia since the end of our two and then after the Cold War And I think it really has worked. You know it's it's created sort of stable open and prosperous regional orders. I think if the US was to withdraw from those regions those orders will be at jeopardize some. We'd see all sorts of negative effects and I think as we look at American farm policy. Be Up to distinguish between some of the conflicts in Afghanistan and elsewhere that might make sense to to to pull back from or to to to end and the more broad sort of American commitment to international security. And I'm sort of worry that we might throw the baby out with about water in this when we talk about you know how engaged the US should be in the world but your critics would say that the US has over extended itself Particularly in nations. That don't directly affect the American national interests. I think of Afghanistan Iraq Libya many people would say strategic disaster after strategic disaster. Doesn't that undermine the case for? Us Global leadership role. Well I think that we can. We can debate the merits of of each of those and certainly in Afghanistan. Icee in the piece that it's time to end the the Board Air. I think Iraq is a sort of a tricky case because there needs to be some sort of a small presence to prevent the resurgence of Isis. And but the main point of the piece actually is that the US has not overextended in Europe and Asia. So all those cases you mentioned are sort of the Greater Middle East right there nod And Not in Europe not in Asia and I think the strategy in those two regions is basically working has worked quite well and so I don't really see the evidence of an over extension in either of those two places over extension dot band. I think we're clearly overextended. The problem is it's going to get worse. You look financially at the United States. It has a trillion dollar annual deficit for the foreseeable future without a financial crisis. Those numbers will get worse of the entitlements. Is the elderly retire? The question is how one maintains globe spanning military capable of trying to contain nations along their borders essentially everywhere and also fund other commitments. I think is going to put enormous pressure on the US budget. And I think what we see today is basically an overhang of a policy. It's inertia for policy that worked well in terms of containing the Soviet Union but doesn't make much sense when it comes to Russia and a policy that in East Asia's very complicated China's strikes me as being the major problem that we face but it makes no sense to extend ourselves everywhere for primarily concerned about China. I kept isn't a US. Pullback from Asia and Europe want that be more likely to embolden regional powers like China and Russia. I don't view Russia's being particularly strong power the stage Russia doesn't dominate Europe the way the Soviet Union threatened do so Russia doesn't have anywhere close to the relative strength towards Europe that China does Europe strikes me as being a very good example of where history suggests we should change policy changing circumstances. Meena change the policy now argue frankly. Us policy's been destabilizing. American policy towards Russia in terms of NATO expansion involvement in Ukraine and Georgia has actually provoked the Russians and has created greater problems there and argue greater threats than an alternative policy. Would Have Tom Rock. Well I guess I would sort of ask Doug if you pull of NATO or reduce the US commitment to troops in the to to the countries in the Baltics Eastern Central Europe. I mean I see the presence there as having a deterrent effect. In that if we didn't have NATO Basically have Russian incursions into those countries in greater instability. I also think NATO helps to sort of try to slow the rise of authoritarian intimate some of those countries. We have big problems in Hungary and elsewhere. I think if NATO was to disband pullback those problems get worse than that. We need to be more focused. On Democracy. In those countries that are currently in the NATO Blah if as the retentions argue the US should basically withdraw from NATO or weedy ended started military. An present there that will have significant negative consequences in another part of Tom. Wright's thesis in his Foreign Affairs as I dug Bandau is that. Us retrenchment leads to nuclear proliferation that is US allies. No longer protected by uncle. Sam would be tempted to acquire nuclear weapons of their own. Why Co that danger Doug Bandow? Everything's relative here. Sometimes you live in a world with bad choices so if the question is to the United States forever defend lots of allies being willing to sacrifice American cities to defend them or should they have nuclear capabilities. Themselves it's not so clear to me. That proliferation is such a bad thing. It's not a good thing but the question is does. The United wanted to risk Los Angeles to protect Taipei and Sydney and Seoul and Tokyo should the US be prepared to risk. You know. The United States still cities and dealing with Russia when in fact already Britain and France have nuclear weapons. Perhaps the European Union are some European defense for should also have nuclear capabilities. I don't think that it's a good alternative. On the other hand the assumption undebated you know kind of unconsidered. I think that. Us should of course maintain this Really starts falling apart especially in Northeast Asia if North Korea possesses missiles capable of hitting the United States and targeting American cities doesn't make any sense for the United States to be prepared to go to war on the Korean Peninsula. What risks are at stake? What interests are at stake? I look at that and say this really is at point to argue that. Maybe we need to reconsider. Who has want Tom Rod on that note? How would you respond to Doug? Bangles question does the. Us wants to risk of Los Angeles to protect Taiwan. Yeah I just. I just think it's really. You know in the exaggerated concern. I mean this is a very real concern. At the height of the Cold War there was a problem. Extended deterrence you know. Obviously there was a number of Said's and brinksmanship but since the Cold War the US has been able to deter Russia in Europe and Saudi. Different way you know actors in Asia what I going to the brink of a global crisis and You know that would precipitate nuclear war. Hasn't we haven't seen that pattern of crises in the last three decades so The evidence would suggest that deterrence in Europe is fairly stable. I came guests. Doug band out from Kite. When Thomas Rod from Brookings? Both prominent washington-based think tanks. And we're dividing. Tom's lightest site in Foreign Affairs magazine. The folly of retrenchment. Why America can't withdraw from the world before we turn to Australia's neighborhood in is Doug. I just want to put it back to you on this question of pulling America out of certain regions. Say the Middle East if the US pulls out of Iraq and Syria a want you just invite those suny jihadist or even the Shia militias to fill the void while they're already there. I mean the reason. Shia militias are active in Iraq is because we blew it up. I mean the notion that America promotes stability in the Middle East. I think is a fantasy the? Us helped blow up Libya now. We created the precedent that if you're dumb enough to give up your nuclear weapons and missiles we take you out who what dictator wants to follow more Merck Offi. I think the the Iraq circumstance you cannot complain about Iranian involvement there when we took out the anti Iranian dictator. So I don't see us as being able to promote relative stability in Iraq in twenty eleven when Obama Administration withdrew. Us troops that created a vacuum for those Sunni. Jihadists non-islamic stunned. I mean th this. As soon as you hottest were active. The reason we have al-Qaeda's it was created al Qaeda in Iraq which transmuted into Isis Obama pulled out following the George W Bush plan Bush could not get a status of forces agreement through when he had all the troops. So the blame Obama for this. I think is silly. And if American troops had been there there's no reason to think they would have maintained stability they would have been a target not only of Shia militias it would have been targeted Sunnis. Both sides would viewed the United States as being a problem. I told me dot band now. He he's a former Reagan. Adviser Menu reflects with I express themselves in different ways Obama trump and sands would essentially agree with Doug Bandow. How would you respond? But I think Obama. The Obama Administration came to the conclusion that it had sort of made a mistake in pulling out of Iraq in the manner in which it did because it went back in. You know to fight. Isis applied played an isis merged So I think you know. I think there's a tendency when we look at these issues you know to say the US withdraw from all of these conflicts to say. It's a Bama toward the beginning. Iraq was the wrong war. Could start it on false. Premises and Afghanistan was the good war Because it was legitimate when it began and broader than looking at the strategic consequences of both which are sort of independent of the causes right. And you know if you have a country `significant you know as Iraq in the heart of the Middle East. What goes on there has consequences and consequences for the region at a time when there is still continuing terrorism threat. I think is happening now. Let's bring it to Asia a dog. You obviously five a retrenchment of US power from not just Europe in the Middle East. I completely get that but you also support a retrenchment from East Asia question. Why China just feel the strategic vacuum left by Uncle Sam and therefore threaten the integrity of many sovereign states in the region. Doug Bandow well. China's the great challenge and the question of how to deal with China. There's no easy answer. I think the question of what America's role should be. It's clearly much more of a backup role it's not America's job to protect scarborough reef for the Filipinos me last year. Rodriguez territory announced after the Chinese Sankar ship. The US should send the navy in and start bombing. And I'm here with them. I mean it shows the danger of essentially transferring these decisions to local powers. And there's no doubt I think providing security guarantees
1 Way to Completely Offset Taxes on Millions in Capital Gains
"Politically they came in the last week had highly appreciated stock he actually work for a company nonprofit company paid eighty thousand dollars for the stock it's worth over a million dollars to his huge capital gain you know what to do so we talk to him about ways to reduce this tax and there's a strategy if you used the right sections of the tax code that we can retitled his asset in in in in he credit tax deduction but sell it inside of this plan and pay no tax there's no tax to pay ending an income from it and then put together a plan where it's tax beneficial for him it didn't know when we talk to him about the plan he said oh my gosh how to how to go about doing this well this is something that has been approved for a long long time by the by the IRS to treat their section six sixty for the tax code and many people just don't know how to do it but we do that's one of the strategies we talk about so with you have highly appreciated stock or maybe a house that's highly appreciated or acid that's highly appreciated how do you go about reducing your taxes we can show you exactly so see if you qualify give us a call at eight three three Maggie tax but this is a proven iris approach that allows you to basically increase your current income while paying less tax on it which everybody wants you can develop real asset protection this is another big thing people concerned about creditors and being sued or whatever but this the you can develop real asset protection without moving your money offshore or using complicated and questionable tax schemes this is an approved Irish program you can build a personal tax deductible retirement account that does not interfere with your other retirement plans are one of the things Chris that we talk about the biggest thing that we sing and we see it every day okay is offering a four one K. accounts they are hundreds of thousands of dollars and what we talked about earlier when you start taking money out okay because we're gonna get into this in the next segment about Roth conversions the only thing that we could do if you can is take some money out of a a taxable account and put it into a non taxable cal but you've got to do it strategically with the supplemental income plan you can basically take it from ground zero like you said on the asset on the appreciation asset and pay no tax at all and no capital gain tax because you can create a tax deduction using the tax code there's ways to do it and then you can get money out of an infected area of taxable into a tax free who's showing you that I guarantee you that your advisors don't even talk about taxes but we can you know many P. advisor out there just want to sell product they want to cumulate your money that's fine but when you get the money out how you gonna get the money out exactly stop being a partner with Uncle Sam and the best way to avoid paying taxes by understanding how to make taxes work for you I'm gonna say it again the best way to avoid paying taxes my understanding how to make taxes work for you the power of leveraging your money that's what we show our clients we show them we understand how to do this we do it that's what we that's what makes us so successful in doing we do because we understand taxes we understand ways to be a have an Uncle Sam not be a partner on your money that's why it's so important put together a plan we can help you we called the Maggie plan for your retirement it's a plan that simple and easy for you to understand isn't complaining
Former Baltimore mayor charged with wire fraud over self-published book deal
"Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh resigned in disgrace charge now with all Levin counts of fraud and tax evasion because of that old healthy Holly scandal healthy healthy always been anything but healthy for Catherine fused career member that children's book series she wrote about healthy Holly and how to eat vegetables and all of those things it was self published top either so let's copies sold lots of copies because of apparently mayor pues corrupt arrangements region had local charities and organizations with business before the city and the city itself just buying all of her books then either keeping them in warehouses or making purchases that were never even full failed and she pocketed according to prosecutors hundreds of thousands of dollars some of which was applied to her campaign other parts of that money applied to sprucing up her home how nice she wrote a great book and she made money on it but she can spend it as she likes right The New York Times reports that the Catherine Pugh has been indicted on these corruption charges connected to money she received for a series of children's books she wrote from companies that had business ties to the city prosecutor's making this public today I missed you she resigned as mayor back in may amid all of these investigations member the F. B. I. rating her home and these warehouses it's all over that healthy Holly book series she's multiple charges she's facing wire fraud conspiracy to defraud the United States government and tax evasion the healthy Hollister is promoted healthy eating and exercise habits which is nice but it was never actually given to the children in many cases at one point the hospital says an implicit in Baltimore had paid her two hundred thousand dollars to donate these books to needy children she took the money never print the books if you get two hundred thousand dollars for it how was it a donation well the book itself would have been donated to the kids right but she got paid for the box yeah right so so they bought the books for the kids right there wasn't a donation on her part no but on their part on their part of the hospital yeah you see what what we're she went horribly awry here she never learned the lesson of alcohol they're going to get you a tax evasion Uncle Sam wants his money that's where you're going down every time that's really make a big mistake she sometimes do pull is sold the same exact books to two different buyers is all this arrangement was not very intelligent no France is they have titles like exercising is fun and vegetables are not just green fun facts there she sold them to two different buyers which enabled her to be paid twice and then she would promise a certain number of books at a given price and she was actually keep the money and not provide the books as promised it's like a Ponzi scheme we promise people if you invest you know you but you buy this in you're going to get this then they never get that niche gets other people to buy and then they don't they don't get it and it's you can't do that how it was bound to come crashing down now I'm more insult to the fact that this was a very smart now is poorly done is very poorly done and companies who had sit business for the city kept buying the books from her and then she would not recuse herself from voting or decision making on issues related to those companies so they were purchasing her favor by giving her cash you think the people Baltimore would wise up somewhere along the line the mayor before her was Stephanie Rawlings Blake track she was the one who gave gave the people room to destroy stuff after the death of Freddie gray yeah you know just given like a day or two to just burn down private businesses and you know destroy in stealing robin get it out of their system yeah yet she's out of politics now sure which is I think was probably a very smart choice it probably was not for her need to find a nother another venue I Sheila Dixon was the mayor before Stephanie Rawlings Blake she was investigated for theft fraud embezzlement and perjury right after she took office in eight the mode as she most famous for the theft of donated gift cards intended for needy families and she use to purchase offer codes and designer shoes she was indicted on twelve counts by a federal grand jury she did not serve jail time as part of a plea deal and she resigned in twenty ten with a promise to not seek political office for the term of her probation but Hey Baltimore if you're lucky she can come
"uncle sam" Discussed on The Dentalpreneur Podcast with Dr. Mark Costes
"Regain your passion now introducing your host. Dr Mark Kostas Office a low of WANNA welcome to another episode of the PODCAST. I'm your host Dr Marcus Justice. Today got an expert in a topic that not a lot of us like to talk about and that is taxes. We Have J. Malik on today. An expert right in that arena a little bit about J.. J. Malik is a different type of tax guy. He specializes in developing legal tax strategies for dentists to reduce their tax burden it into a bare minimum. Jay Manages A full-service high-tech Accounting and financial coaching practice focused on providing doctors a powerful platform to earn earn retain and grow their wealth. He is renowned speaker an Amazon bestselling author. He developed the rich dentists system which is used used by doctors all over the US to systematically manage their finances and grow. The system is designed with the sole purpose of making dentists affluent. It's key pillars. Colors are legally reducing the tax burden methods to track income and expenses easily and systematic debt reduction with holistic wealth building in a sustained and men are welcome to the podcast Jay. How're you doing today? My friend thank you very much I'm doing wonderful and thank you for asking great. I love your mission then. I love the fact that you're actually somebody that is focusing on how to help. Dentists decrease their tax liability because so many of us small business toners so many of us. Dentists are so hyper focused on the clinical aspects of dentistry hyper focused on overhead reduction and increasing our top up line revenue that a lot of us kind of disregard a lot of the strategies for decreasing our tax liability. Which is one of our biggest biggest expenses as a small business owner? Would you think yes. It is Actually taxes are the single largest expense ends for most dentists interesting although everybody talks about What had and when we let's talk about what they're thinking about is the top? Like I mean that is the staff costs Yep payroll fixed and variable expenses etc yes yes but the On the on the coastal if I did paid more in taxes than they pay in their staffing costs almost often look the single largest expense. Interesting interesting so you and I bumped into each other actually grabbing a cup of coffee in in Las Vegas at the dental whale business immersion summit I had just gotten off stage and and you and I just literally bumped into each other. You had a really cool t shirt on that said something about. You're the tax savings guy for dentists and we struck up a conversation and I are. Our conversation was really intriguing to me. And I I said right on the spot that I had to get you on the podcast to pick your brain a little bit more. So it's been a little bit since we've communicated but I'm really interested to hear a little bit more about your your back story. Sorry how you got into tax planning. And how specifically got to working with dentists. I am The I've been doing this for many many years I'm fifty five dollars so this will be by Thirty thirty four thirty five years. If I've been doing this I used to have general accounting. Restrain doesn't accountant general practice then In about two thousand was in six I talked you know among all the people I was serving Labor to sort of the doctors. The best reduce this their tax burden soy specialized in doctor's office of doctors and then the affordable.
"uncle sam" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Not art art have to have a propaganda message that very clear to the massive or else you can't considered art and imagine what the in a country where every piece of art has to have some political message and that political message is always the same i think i do live in that country eight to grow there do the people do the people there actually believes the stuff like you know he came down and was born in does delivered by a flock of birds and he remembers his the day he was born in the first line of the book i remember the day what does it have i remember the first day of my day was never really i remember that day that i was born perfectly and that it's not it's not a funny statement where you're g grandiose in overstating what kim jong il said he actually told people that and they were really forced to believe it and there and i've heard that the that the he does that he doesn't go to the bathroom that people believe that he has no bathroom needs no the allotted time the wet gets it wrong and explain how they view have and what that that bathroom line is what they manage he worked so hard he doesn't even take breaks to go to the bathroom so that's not a really a big a especially however does he wear a dull diapers the committee together and they look at him not like a person they look at him kind of the way we look at uncle sam right now okla fan we know what he's like what he does if i asked you well if it unglues san look who were his nieces or nephews you ever stop to think about that right it doesn't make but he's an uncle so you don't proceed him as a full human being however there's another story which was amazing to me how they view kim jongil there's a building there's an oval in north korea called the power of the juche idea got the blame at the very top and hang up hanging hang on we'll get the rest of the story and maybe they should learn knuckles sam where's strives meaning he should be in prison uh maybe they should learn that about their own goal as well we'll get the rest of the story and then moved to the.
"uncle sam" Discussed on Freakonomics
"And since you're not paying the big salaries and all the other cost to go along with those stock pickers the fund would be much cheaper to buy when you founded it it was treated as heresy even laughable by most people on wall street talk about what it was like to experienced that reception well i know i don't cave in variously mary sense that and then a certain way and the more descent i got the more confident i was that i was right on that kind of a contrarian person so people laughed and that was as great posted it said stamp out index fund there's uncle sam or the cancellation stamp all over it all over the poster and index funds are unamerican and they were considered unamerican that argument was what the the argument is in america we don't settle for average were all above average but of course were not all above average and but it was basically above the poster was put out by a brokerage firm with think about the index fund nosales loads no portfolio turnover you know you don't buy and sell every day like these active managers do it's wall street's nightmare and it's still is so it was a uh that kind of reception didn't bother me the fund was known as bogus folly at the original underwriting was supposed to be honored and fifty million this the are injured writing of the index fun and the underwriters and sheepishly on the day the underwriting was completed came in with.
"uncle sam" Discussed on KKAT
"To really start shopping audi thanks to get this debt down we're going to start having to play higher taxes i know as now popular but the best well you know there is a lot of dollars to be and that we haven't title men's we have we have we have things we can not touch there are there are no goes pleaded no goes but we can we bad for smart we can make i'm streamlined we can make them better and we have to get this week they get this under control one of the things that we can touch is the interest we have to play on the bet that we have that's a big interest eventually somebody make you know they just made it would all star pay him back better you get those phone calls right now buzz over sam there cause right we get the focal so you know recognize number the like is uncle sam there this is uncle sam i'll go sam i have to tell you that this call is monitored but but the money how do you and to take care of that today i don't get pedro friday if you could going back then but that's the that's the way it's going to break so we have to look at some of these entitle programs and how we can revamp them we can streamlined that and that includes things like salsa security thirty forty and i money medicaid medical just lots of waste there that weekend we can start shopping.
"uncle sam" Discussed on Dissect - A Serialized Music Podcast
"It would seem he wants the message to be understood by the world and doesn't feel the need to dilute the message with lyrical gymnastics which of course we know is more than capable of he's homily setting aside is technical ability to make is positive message were acceptable and understood by all and while i've been through a whole lot trial tribulation but i know god borders on cliche having just experience fifteen previous songs onto pippa butterfly we know exactly what kendrick is talking about we know intimately his trials and tribulations and we know that his relationship with god is the vessel is using to make a change this sentiment carries over to the next line satan wanna put me in a bow tie pray that the holy water doesn't go dry we've met at least two devilish figures on the album uncle sam and lucy so again this line is loaded with album specific content but it's also general enough to remain universal would listen to out of context we also know put me in a bow tie most likely refers to being pimped by any number of the devil seductive ploys we heard onto pepe butterfly money women liquor drugs fame influence or ego the verse continues as a look around me so many mother fokker's one a down me but enemy go never drowned me and amigos spanish for enemy and kendrick says in in such a way that it also sounds like enemy go which means a friend again uncle sam and lucy come to mind here as it both attempted to befriend kendrick before revealing their true malicious intentions.