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A highlight from 682:SECs Power Struggle: Congress, ETF Delays, and a Pivotal Hearing
"Good evening, and welcome to The Crypto Overnight -er. I'm Nick Ademus, and I will be your host as we take a look at the latest cryptocurrency news and analysis. So sit back, relax, and let's get started. And remember, none of this is financial advice. And it's 10 p .m. Pacific on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023. Welcome back to The Crypto Overnight -er, where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas, and no BS. But we do have the news, so let's talk about that. Tonight, we're diving into the SEC's ongoing tango with the crypto industry. From Gary Gensler's controversial stance ahead of a congressional hearing to the SEC's foot dragging on Bitcoin ETF approvals, the regulatory landscape is becoming a battleground. And don't think Congress is sitting idle. They're stepping into the ring, demanding answers and action from the SEC. Buckle up, it's going to be a rollercoaster of a night. US Securities Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler has been vocal, and his recent statements ahead of a congressional hearing are stirring the pot. Gensler testified in front of the House Financial Services Committee, and we're going to get to his testimony in a bit. He's holding fast to his stance that most cryptocurrencies and crypto firms fall under federal securities laws, laws that, mind you, have been on the books for decades, according to his testimony. Gensler's view is a direct challenge to the crypto industry's ethos of decentralization and financial freedom. He likens the current state of the crypto market to the 1920s, before federal securities laws were in place. A comparison that's not just a stretch, but a leap back in time, ignoring the innovative nature of blockchain technology. Again, during his testimony today, he reiterated his belief that Bitcoin is not a security. He stopped short of saying that Bitcoin is a commodity. When he was asked if he believes that Bitcoin is a security, Gensler responded that he, the SEC staff, and prior chairs have said that it does not meet the Howey Test. However, he was reluctant to say that Bitcoin was a commodity during a follow -up question. When talking about Bitcoin's categorization, he said, quote, the test is otherwise for other laws. Again, refusing to answer the question. Gensler is not without his critics. Patrick McHenry is the chair of the House Financial Services Committee. He was the one asking questions about Bitcoin and receiving non -answers in return. McHenry accused Gensler of lacking clarity, and McHenry's point is valid. How can you punish digital asset firms for not adhering to laws when it's unclear if those laws even apply? It's like being ticketed for speeding when there are no speed limit signs. On the other side of the aisle, some Democrats like Maxine Waters are siding with Gensler. They believe that existing securities laws can work for crypto firms, but let's be real. This isn't just about regulation. It's about control. The government wants a piece of the crypto pie and they're using outdated laws to stake their claim. The House Financial Services Committee has advanced two bills. One aims to transition a digital asset from being a security to a commodity. The other looks to regulate stable coins. Both are clear indicators that lawmakers are scrambling to catch up with an industry that's already miles ahead. While Gensler was testifying, crypto entrepreneurs were in Washington for Coinbase's Stand With Crypto Day. They met with lawmakers and discussed how crypto is creating jobs. It's a counter narrative that needs to be heard, especially when the SEC is painting the industry as the Wild West. The SEC, under Gensler's leadership, is pushing for crypto compliance based on antiquated laws. That not only stifles innovation, but also contradicts the very principles that make crypto a beacon of financial freedom. And as the government tries to rein in the crypto world, the industry is fighting back, making it clear that they will not be easily tamed. Gensler's testimony is a pivotal moment for the crypto industry. His unwavering stance that most cryptocurrencies should be regulated as securities is a red flag. It's a philosophical clash with the ethos of decentralization that many in the crypto community hold dear. Gensler's comparison of today's crypto landscape to the 1920s is a thinly veiled warning. He's essentially saying that the crypto industry is a Wild West that needs taming. Now let's not forget, the crypto industry isn't Wall Street. It's a new frontier with its own set of rules and innovations. But Henry's criticism of Gensler is noteworthy. It reflects the frustration that many feel about the SEC's unclear guidelines. How can crypto firms comply with laws that aren't explicitly defined for them? It's like being asked to read a book, but the pages are blank. The advanced bills are a mixed bag. While they offer some regulatory clarity, they also paved the way for more governmental oversight, which could stifle innovation. As we unpack the SEC's heavy handed approach, it's clear that the regulatory web around cryptocurrencies is tightening. Gensler's testimony is sure to fan the flames of the ongoing debate on governmental control versus financial freedom. But folks, this isn't the only arena where the SEC is flexing its muscles. The SEC's recent move to extend deadlines for Bitcoin ETF applications from ARK21 shares and GlobalX is emblematic of the same regulatory hesitance. It's a systemic issue. The SEC's rationale, market manipulation and weak investor protections. But as many of you know, the real crux of the matter is control. The same control that the government is keen on exerting over the broader crypto space. And let's not overlook the timing here. While Gensler prepares to defend his stance in Congress, the SEC is simultaneously delaying decisions on Bitcoin ETFs. And why? All under the shadow of a looming government shutdown, adding another layer of complexity to this regulatory maze. And it's not just individual critics or lawmakers putting the SEC under the microscope, it's the entire crypto industry who is watching and waiting. Which brings us to the SEC's recent move to extend deadlines for Bitcoin ETF applications from ARK21 shares and GlobalX. Another chapter in the ongoing saga of regulatory hesitance and it's happening as the US government teeters on the brink of a shutdown. ARK21 shares and GlobalX had their hopes dashed when the SEC pushed back its decision deadlines. ARK's new deadline is January 10th, while GlobalX has until November 21st. This isn't the SEC's first radio. They've got 240 days to make a call after starting a review. But this time they've acted well before their interim deadlines. Why the rush? That looming government shutdown might be the culprit. ARK Investment Management and 21 shares have been in the game since 2021. They faced SEC rejections before. GlobalX is a newer player. They aim to offer investors a safer way to get Bitcoin exposure, but the SEC isn't biting. True to form, they cite market manipulation and weak investor protections as the reasons for their reluctance. Now, a federal court recently called the SEC arbitrary and capricious in its ETF decisions. Despite this, the SEC is continuing to drag its feet. ARK's CEO, Cathie Wood, expected this delay. She believes the SEC will approve multiple Bitcoin ETFs at once, if at all. Meanwhile, the SEC is also reviewing applications from big names like BlackRock, Fidelity, VanEck, and Invesco. ARK21 shares was leading the pack, but now it's anyone's game. The SEC's hesitance is a sign of the regulatory uncertainty that's stifling innovation in the crypto space. And as the government faces a potential shutdown, this regulatory limbo could extend even further. So really, this shutdown could not have come at a worse time. But shutdown or no shutdown, the SEC has been dragging its feet on crypto for years. So let's be real. This is less about protecting the investor and more about maintaining control over a financial system that's rapidly evolving without them. The recent court ruling that called the SEC's past decisions arbitrary and capricious is a signal that their time of unchallenged authority is coming to an end. Cathie Wood expects more than one Bitcoin ETF to get approved eventually, and she's probably right. The SEC can't hold back this tide forever. And they need to be careful because first mover status brings a huge advantage in this kind of market. The delay might be frustrating, but it's also a sign that the SEC is feeling the heat. They're running out of excuses and with each delay, they're losing more credibility. So while we wait for the SEC to make up its mind, the crypto community gets stronger and the traditional financial system gets a little more nervous. The clock is ticking and it's not in the SEC's favor. While the SEC continues to drag its feet on Bitcoin ETF approvals, citing concerns that many in the industry see as smokescreens for control, it's not just the investors and financial firms that are losing patience. The political arena is starting to bubble with dissatisfaction and it's coming from both sides of the aisle. In fact, recent court rulings and bipartisan demands indicate that the SEC's longstanding resistance to crypto innovation is reaching a tipping point. Lawmakers have decided they've had enough of the SEC's hesitation and are now stepping into the ring guns blazing. And trust me, they're not missing words. A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged Gensler to approve the listing of spot Bitcoin ETFs immediately. This comes after that court ruling we were talking about involving Grayscale Investments. Grayscale secured a win when three judges in the US Court of Appeal ruled that the SEC had to re -review its bid for a spot Bitcoin ETF. This was after Grayscale sued the SEC for rejecting its proposal. This exposed the SEC's double standard. The court specifically addressed the SEC's differential treatment of spot Bitcoin ETFs in similar funds based on futures contracts. The lawmakers argued that a spot Bitcoin ETF is indistinguishable from a futures Bitcoin ETF. The lawmakers in question are representatives Mike Flood, Tom Emmer, Richie Torres, and Wiley Nickel. They argued that a regulated spot Bitcoin ETF would increase investor protection by making access to Bitcoin more transparent and safer. They sent a letter to Gensler, stating that Congress has a duty to ensure that the SEC approves investment products that meet requirements set out by Congress. During Gensler's testimony today, McHenry did not mince words. He called out Gensler's lack of responsiveness as unacceptable, which is funny because the SEC, the very agency tasked with enforcing transparency, is itself under fire for being opaque. The irony is palpable. McHenry's frustration isn't isolated. It's part of a broader sentiment that's been building up for months. The SEC has been aggressive in its enforcement actions against various crypto entities. Yet it's the same agency that oversaw one of the largest financial crimes in U .S. history, and within the crypto industry, no less. Congress wants answers, and they want them now. They specifically targeted Gensler's communications with FTX. McHenry said, quote, "'You refuse to be transparent with Congress regarding your interaction with FTX and San Bankman Free.'" Now, this is crucial. FTX was a major player in the crypto space, and any interactions between it and the SEC could have far -reaching implications. I remember back then that people were accusing SBF of setting things up with the SEC to be more favorable to FTX than the competition. McHenry revealed that the committee made multiple requests for documents from the SEC. Seven months pass, they've received zilch. Not one single non -public document. McHenry's patience is wearing thin, and he's made it clear that the SEC is not above the law. McHenry is calling for a path forward, one where the SEC is responsive to congressional requests. If not, they're looking at the first congressional subpoena issued to the SEC. This showdown is a reflection of the growing distrust between regulatory bodies and those who hold them accountable. And let's not forget, this is happening in the backdrop of a crypto industry that's already skeptical of centralized authority. McHenry's ultimatum to Gensler is a significant moment. It's a challenge to the SEC's authority and a call for greater transparency in an industry that values it above all else. The ball is in Gensler's court. Will he play or will he forfeit? Either way, the crypto community will be watching closely. The SEC has been all too eager to slap lawsuits on crypto companies. Yet when it comes to their own dealings with FTX, one of the industry's major players, they're as tight -lipped as a sealed vault. What are they hiding and why is it taking a congressional threat of a subpoena to get some answers? McHenry's frustration is palpable and frankly justified. The SEC is supposed to be accountable to Congress and by extension, the American people. Their lack of responsiveness is not just unacceptable, as McHenry puts it, it's a breach of public trust. And let's not forget the irony here. The SEC, which has been so keen on enforcing transparency in the crypto world, is itself becoming opaque. This isn't just hypocrisy, it's a red flag. If the SEC can't be transparent about its interactions with FTX, how can we trust them to regulate an industry that's all about decentralization and transparency? The bipartisan push for immediate approval of Spot Bitcoin ETFs is a significant development. It's not just a win for the crypto community, but it's also a slap in the face for the SEC. The agency's inconsistent stance on Bitcoin ETFs has long been a point of contention. The court ruling in favor of Grayscale adds legal weight to the argument that the SEC's current position is, in fact, untenable. What's even more intriguing is the bipartisan nature of this push. In an era where political divisions run deep, the united front from both sides of the aisle speaks volumes. It suggests that the benefits of a regulated Bitcoin ETF, increased transparency and investor protection, are universally acknowledged. As I have long said, if crypto becomes a left versus right issue, both sides will lose. So it's good to see the left and the right working together on something for once. The SEC's reluctance to greenlight Spot Bitcoin ETFs is a blockade on financial innovation. This is especially glaring when you consider that futures -based Bitcoin ETFs have already received a nod. This differential treatment is not only consistent, but also discriminatory. Gensler's oversight hearing was a pivotal moment. The lawmakers are not just asking for explanations, they're demanding action. And given the court's ruling and the mounting pressure from Congress, the SEC might finally have to yield. This is not just about one type of financial product. It's about the broader acceptance of cryptocurrency in the financial ecosystem. A Spot Bitcoin ETF could serve as a gateway for mainstream investors, making it easier for them to enter the crypto market. And let's not forget, easier access means more capital inflow, which could significantly impact Bitcoin's value, and by extension, the entire crypto market. So what happened? In the showdown between Gary Gensler and Patrick McHenry at the House Financial Services Committee, the SEC's stand on regulating most cryptocurrencies as securities collided head on with the crypto industry's ethos of decentralization. Gensler likened the crypto landscape to the 1920s, a comparison met with skepticism and criticism. The SEC extended deadlines for Bitcoin ETF applications from ARK21 shares and GlobalEx, citing market manipulation and investor protection. But let's call it what it is, another play for control. And this comes amid a looming government shutdown, adding another layer to an already complex regulatory landscape. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing back against the SEC's hesitance on approving Spot Bitcoin ETFs. This comes hot on the heels of a court ruling in favor of grayscale investments, adding legal weight to the frustrations with the SEC's inconsistent policies. Lastly, McHenry's calls for transparency in the SEC's dealings with FTX and other crypto entities culminate in a broader sentiment of distrust. He made it clear that the SEC's lack of responsiveness is unacceptable and even threatened the congressional subpoena. The overarching theme tonight is the intensing struggle for control and clarity between the SEC and the crypto world. On the one hand, the SEC is holding fast to ancient regulations that don't align with the ethos of the crypto industry. On the other, Congress and the courts are increasingly pushing back, demanding answers and more rational policies. This power struggle is affecting everything from how digital assets are classified to the approval of new financial products like Bitcoin ETFs. This regulatory tussle dictates the rules of the game, affecting your investments, your financial freedom and the future of the crypto industry itself. The struggle is far from over and each move has consequences that resonate throughout the crypto community. As we wrap tonight, it's clear that we're at a crossroads. The decisions being made by these institutions will either open new doors for the crypto industry or erect walls that stifle innovation and financial freedom. What's certain is that Congress is paying close attention to Gensler and exerting pressure on him to act soon, for better or worse. And that's going to do it for us tonight. I want to thank you, my listeners, because when you stop listening, I will stop talking. If you enjoyed tonight's show, then please like, follow, subscribe, leave a rating or maybe a review. And in the meantime, we'll see you tomorrow night. See you next time.
Mark Levin Criticizes Matt Gaetz Over His Threats on Kevin McCarthy
"If need you to shut the government down to stop the Senate and to stop the radicals, I've got it. But you've got to explain to the American people exactly what you're doing because a lot of people are standing, including these various conservative organizations that are created within who Republican caucus apparently are not in agreement on something. How do you fix that? How do you negotiate with that? That's part of the problem. You need a united front, but you have to have a united front that stands for something. I hope our friends at CPI are paying attention. My old buddy Jim DeMint. I'm sure he's got an invisible hand here. Jim, you've got your people to get organized here. With this guy, I've never met Roberts at the Heritage Foundation. I don't know a whole lot about him, but he likes to play Washington politics now. If these guys are going to play the game, they've really got to get good at it, because right now it's very difficult to see what exactly they're fighting. I know, cut the spending 100%. But what are the other priorities? You can't have 10 of them. Chip and Roy and I discussed this. They understand you can't have three, four, five, six priorities. You've got to have one or two and get behind them. All right, I'm done explaining to these guys how to do their jobs. Kevin McCarthy at a press conference today, another reporter, another CNNer. I think it's Raju Handu. What is it? Kevin. AP, excuse me. All the same to me. Associated Depressed. Cut eight, go. Congressman Issa came out and said that both Chairman Jordan and Comer not were able to present anything that was an impeachable offense at this point. Is that an assessment that you share? You know, we're impeachment inquiry is not impeachment. So what impeachment inquiry is to do is to get answers to questions.
A highlight from Chairman Mike Gallagher (House Select Committee on China) and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin
"Cable news, noisy, boring, out of touch. That's why Salem News Channel is different. We keep you in the know. Streaming 24 -7 for free. Home to the greatest collection of conservative voices like Dennis Prager, Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at snc .tv and local now channel 525. I talked with Ro Khanna yesterday, your colleague, about a lot of things, but I did not cover your Washington Post article because I wasn't aware of it at the time I talked to Ro Khanna. Do the Democrats agree with you in the Washington Post article that we ought not to be funding with American dollars Chinese aircraft carriers? Some do. I mean, I think everyone can agree upon at least that aspect of it, that American dollars should not be funding the Chinese Communist Party's military buildup. Make no mistake, they're embarked on the largest sustained peacetime military buildup since World War II, potentially ever, depending on how you defined it. We shouldn't be investing our money in Chinese aircraft carriers, fighter jets, artillery shells, advanced nuclear technology, but that's what's happening. We launched a bipartisan investigation into BlackRock and MSCI. My ranking member, Raja Krishnamoorthi, has expressed a ton of concern about American dollars funding Chinese military buildup. In many cases, this money is going to companies that have already been flagged on various government blacklists for posing national security risks. What's crazy, Hugh, is that it's not illegal, but it's suicidal. We're subsidizing our own destruction. We're allowing pension funds, university endowments to invest in Chinese companies that are building things designed to kill Americans in a future conflict. No matter where you draw the line for decoupling, let's say you just want transparency measures, as some Republicans do. You want a broader set of restrictions on American money going into China, as I do. I think what's inarguable is that money shouldn't be funding military companies and technology companies like AI companies in China that are perfecting their genocidal surveillance state. Now, the Financial Times also ran a story this morning that Goldman Sachs has been taking Chinese money, laundering it in effect. It's not criminal, but they're hiding the origin of the money, and they're buying U .S. companies. It's the opposite of what BlackRock is doing, which is sending American money to Chinese companies. They're taking Chinese money and putting it into American companies. Do you want to stop that flow as well? Well, particularly if these are national security -related companies, I saw that some of the investments were in the cyber space and in the supply chain space. It all depends on what type of control comes with the investment, but potentially, that could give them access to information or effective control over companies. That would be bad for American national security. I think it's definitely worth looking into. The bottom line is, Congress, we need to step up and legislate a fix to some of this stuff, whether it's on outbound capital flows, which the Biden administration just released an executive order that's filled with loopholes. It's a step in the right direction, but it doesn't go far enough. We need to legislate that when it comes to Chinese money being invested in American companies. We tried to fix CFIUS to get at some of that issue, but clearly, it's not up to the task. We need to legislate a fix to that. Here's the other thing, Hugh, that I find interesting when it comes to American investments in China. In addition to being morally reprehensible, the Chinese funds have been terrible investments. Over the last five years, the S &P 500 has soared to about 78%. Meanwhile, things like BlackRock's FXI ETF, which invests in these Chinese large -cap companies, it's down 30 % in that same period, even as Chinese GDP supposedly doubled. That doesn't make sense. A lot of the funds we looked at in our investigation similarly underperformed drastically. Where did the money go? Is it going into corrupt Communist Party coffers? I don't know. My only point is that beyond the national security concerns, just as an investment proposition, China looks bad. There are systemic risks to a continued investment in China that range from having your assets seized in the event they try and take over Taiwan, or just the inherent risk involved in things like variable interest entities, for which there are no shareholder protections. Part of what we're trying to do on the committee in a bipartisan fashion is to engage Wall Street in a dialogue about this. It just seems insane to me that we would continue to send our money to China, where it's being used for nefarious purposes. Well, you know, Chairman, the investment bankers make their bonuses based upon the amount of money they move through. So they have every Adam Smith -driven incentive to just blow you off. Does your panel have subpoena power, by the way? We do. I would grab Larry Fink. I would grab Jamie Dimon. Separate hearings. And I would put them down and say, let's talk about this because it's a national crisis. Let me ask you, by the way, I think if I had a bell, I would have rung it when you said Sisyphus. I believe that violates the acronym rule, does it not? Oh, you got me, Hugh. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. I apologize. $10 to Food for the Poor, because that's it. It's $10 tip jar for Food for the Poor. When you use an acronym. I want to talk to you about increased applying unilaterally. I did because you're a repeat offender. Like, you know, that on the sentencing guidelines, people who do the same thing over and over again, they get fined more. Princeton people are particularly prone to this. And then when you pick up a Ph .D. from Georgetown, you really become. And then you go to Marine. Did you ever go to the command general staff college or the war college or anything like that? No, I got out as a captain before I had to do all that before my brain was corrupted. Well, they have many acronyms there. I'm listening to a bio of Eisenhower and I can't keep up. Let me ask you something, Chairman. Ro Khanna was on and we were talking about artificial intelligence. And he said they're sitting down with the speaker about what to do. I have no preconceived opinions, but I do think they might want to just add the Select Committee on Engagement with the Chinese Communist Party, and artificial intelligence regulation, because you've got a smart group of people. It's working. Would you be opposed to that if the speaker and the minority leader wanted to expand the jurisdiction of the committee to look at what we do about A .I.? Not at all. And we've actually, in our early investigation, had numerous conversations about A .I. and I would expect those to be part of future policy reports. We release, I would note Ro Khanna is my ranking member on the innovation subcommittee on armed services. And we see eye on a lot of things related to military innovation going forward and have a very good working relationship. And he's willing and I think him going on your show is a testament to this. One thing I really respect about Ro is he's willing to mix it up. Obviously, he's very progressive. We disagree on a lot of issues. I'm right. He's wrong. But I respect his intellect and his willingness to mix it up. Three quick ideas here on A .I. for small steps we can take in this Congress as we consider sort of the broader long -term implications. Well, related to what we were just talking about, American venture capitalists, American money in general shouldn't be allowed to invest in Chinese A .I. companies like Baidu. It just makes absolutely no sense. Again, we're subsidizing our own destruction. Two, when it comes to autonomous vehicle technology, which is going to be one of the most widespread deployments of A .I. in a way that really affects the American people over the next 10 years, right now of the 10 -ish companies that are allowed to test in America, at least three I believe are Chinese, but our companies are not allowed to test in China or expand really at all in China. And as a matter of reciprocity, that's wrong. We shouldn't allow Chinese A .V. companies here in America. And then finally, the ethical guidelines that the Pentagon has for the use of A .I. are a decent start. They're pretty good. I actually think we could build off those, expand those across the federal government with the goal of not innovation suppressing on A .I. or slowing down our efforts in this area, but also ensuring there are guardrails so that we don't have uncontrolled A .I. that does things that Americans are concerned about. And then you start to build out the concentric circle so we're on the same page with our allies. Start with our closest allies, the Brits and the Aussies, and then expand from there, and particularly focus on countries that have a unique technological capability in A .I. If we do that, if we get sort of the overall ethical framework right, I actually think we can turbocharge innovation in this space and make sure that we win the A .I. race and the CCP does not win the A .I. race. Well, it is a national security issue, but I've got three suggestions for you and your colleagues. First of all, a stand down order to every regulatory agency out there, the FTC and everybody else. They have no idea what they're doing. They just don't. A .I. is new. It's not meant for old regulatory structures like the Interstate Commerce Commission trying to regulate airplanes. Doesn't work. Number two, you've got to change the pay scale for technologists. Now, they used to have a special pay scale out at China Lake for the rocket scientists that we needed at China Lake and other advanced weaponry systems. We need a technologist pay scale that is just way better than we've got. We're going to lose every technologist that DARPA has. And then number three, and this is what I want to ask you about, we need visibility. I mean, walk in rights to every room in Silicon Valley and every A .I. company in the United States. By walk in rights, I mean, if a guy from DARPA shows up and they knock on the door at Metta and he says, show me to your A .I. lab, they don't get to lock the door. These are like nuclear science. We can't let this stuff be developed in private. Do you agree with me? I agree with that. I guess the flip side of that, though, Hugh, is enough research security such that, you know, an MSS operative, a Ministry of State Security think KGB in China couldn't just walk in to the same facility or United Front operative. And honestly, your reference to China Lake, I think, is a great instructive example here, because when it comes to the things we put in our weapons systems, we have a very old suite of things called energetics, which make our weapons go and go boom. We develop more advanced energetics at China Lake. It's called CL20. It stands for China Lake 20. The Chinese stole that technology. That's what they put in their weapons systems. And that's why their their rockets go farther than us and have greater destructive impact. So that's a lesson in how not to do things. And we remain too risk averse to use things like CL20, even though it's now old technology. It was developed in the 80s. So a lot of examples that we can use from there in order to apply to the A .I. competition today. I'm going to geek out. The Office of Personnel Management, AKA OPM, so I don't get fined. OPM had a separate schedule for scientists at China Lake that was policed by the deputy director I replaced, the deputy director at OPM. He was a scientist who had worked there. And he said, you know, no one's going to work for us unless we pay them. It was like double the highest number. Rowe said yesterday we got to pay him like we pay our doctors. No, no, no. We're not going to. This is the most lucrative field in the world. You got to give him a piece of the intellectual property. I mean, you really have to come to grips with the fact that technologists make the dollars. And I don't know that the American people really understand the difference between what the private sector pays a level one technologist and what the government will. We're going to lose everybody.
A highlight from Chairman Gallagher on What Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum Should Ask the GOP Candidates About Xi and CCP
"We're proud to announce our brand new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you, our ACLJ members, have told us matter the most to you, life and religious liberty. Join the ACLJ in the fight to keep America free. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, Hillsdale dot edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, a listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at Q for Hillsdale dot com or just Google Apple, iTunes and Hillsdale. Morning Glory America Bonjour. Hi, Canada. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Tomorrow night, eight Republicans will meet on the stage in Milwaukee for a debate. I am certain that China will come up the Chinese Communist Party, but I'm not sure how. Brett Baer, of course, coming up later in the program. Martha McCollum, two superb professionals, the equal of anyone else in our business, will be asking the question. But I thought I would talk it through with the chairman of the House Select Committee on Engagement with the Chinese Communist Party. Mike Gallagher, congressman. Good morning. Great to have you. Thank you for joining me. It is great to be with you, Hugh. We're going to come back around to this kind of war, which I finished last night on the recommendation of you. It is a remarkable book. And I had no idea how awful the chai comms were to our American prisoners. I just I didn't know. Did you know that before? Did the Marines teach you that when you were in the Marines? No, there's there's two things that I think, well, a lot of actually our modern thinking about how to prepare people for when they get captured. Think survival of Asian resistance and escape school, which I attended when I was in the Marine Corps actually comes out of the experience of the Korean War, particularly some politically sensitive moments when a few American captives refused actually to go home. There was, of course, this controversy during that time period post Korean War in the 50s about this idea of brainwashing. This is prominently expressed in the fictional book The Manchurian Candidate, which became a major American movie. But a lot of our thinking about how to better prepare pilots in particular because they get shot down for resisting in captivity actually comes out of that period. Well, a couple of takeaways I'll never forget. There are no Turks died in the camps. The Turks are the toughest people in the world, and none of them died in the Chinese Communist Party camps. And the Americans didn't eat everything they could eat because they didn't like it and they died of starvation. But the fact that the Chinese communists treated our men that way is a tell because they've reverted to this mode. They were the hardcore Maoist, Leninist mode in 1950 through 1953, and they've reverted. And that's what I want to talk to you about. I want to ask you at length. We got a lot of time this morning and thank you for the time. If you were advising Brett and Martha based upon your six months, what would you tell them are the major takeaways that you've learned as the chairman of the Select Committee? And how would you suggest they be turned into a question? Take your time, because that's a big that's a big question. What have you learned thus far in six months? And how would you convert that into questions for our candidates? Well, I think the overall thing to realize for these candidates and this advice is worth what they're paying me for it is that there is, in my opinion, something called the commander in chief test. It's not you know, you're not graded A through F. I think it's a pass fail endeavor, but it is absolutely critical. Put differently, I'm not myopic enough to believe that foreign policy or a particular issue of foreign policy is going to win the candidate candidate the election, but it could very well lose them the election. The final thing to say about the assumptions going into this when it comes to foreign policy is that the conventional wisdom is that it doesn't really matter from a political electoral perspective. And there's a lot of social science to support that. I just would say it doesn't matter until it does. It doesn't matter until things go haywire on the world stage and suddenly voters are looking to a prospective commander in chief to communicate, if nothing else, a sense of safety that I have the temperament and the plan to keep America safe in a very dangerous world, which leads, I think, to the answer your question more than anything else. I think these candidates need to communicate that they have a clear understanding of the threat we face in the Chinese Communist Party, the scale and scope of this threat. Why this isn't just a matter of some obscure territorial disputes in the South China Sea. This is indeed a global competition. The CCP has global ambitions. What happens in Xinjiang, what happens in Beijing is not going to stay there. They are intent on exporting their model of total techno totalitarian control, which leads to the second point that you need to find a way to contrast that threat to enduring the and inherently superior American values. And I do believe that this is a contest between two fundamentally incompatible systems of government. And it's unlike anything we've seen since, of course, the old Cold War. So communicating the stakes, communicating who we're dealing with in the nature of a Marxist Leninist regime that will stop at nothing to ensure that they survive at the expense of their own people. And that is the enemy of freedom around the world is the most important thing. In fact, I would say even more important than any particular policy position is just communicating that understanding of the threat and the prioritization of the threat, a recognition that as president, the most important issue that you will be dealing with as commander in chief is how to deter a war with the CCP in the short term and win a new Cold War with the CCP over the long term. So let's put that in the form of a question for Brett and Martha, because I think you're right, I am looking at, of course, I've always looked at every one of these debates as an audition to be commander in chief. Eventually, there comes a choice with the Democrat. But right now, when I vote in the Virginia primary, I will vote based on who will be the best commander in chief. And because that's what matter. 9 -11 matters. What is the W do on 9 -11 that matters? What does W do? The Afghanistan and Iraq. What does anyone do on any moment of crisis? What do they do in the situation room? Figuring out how to elicit that about China is a difficult thing. So you've been doing nothing but this for six months. And by the way, recap for our audience and Pittsburgh Steeler fans what you have been doing for six months, because they may never have heard of the select committee. This might be the first day they're listening to the audience. No acronyms or five dollars in the tip jar for food for the poor. Well, the speaker of the House created the select committee on the CCP to do two things. One is to communicate why this matters, why anybody in northeast Wisconsin or Pittsburgh or Ohio should care about the threat posed by the CCP, to shine a light on all the things that they're doing, whether it's threatening to invade Taiwan, whether it's establishing illegal police stations on American soil, whether it's infiltrating American universities or attempting to build spy bases in our near abroad, to explain why it matters and why your average American should care about it. The second thing is to identify policies and pieces of legislation that can pass even in divided government. In the 118th Congress, what is the center of gravity in terms of steps that we can take in order to put ourselves on a better position to beat the CCP in this short and long term competition? So that's what we've been doing. We've broken it down, essentially, as though this isn't a perfect organization into three main lines of effort. And I do think this reflects our overall lines of effort, our grand strategy against China basically has three main components. One is military competition. What are the things we need to do to deter a war over Taiwan in the near term, as well as ensure that we maintain our dominant military position over the long term? The second is what I call economic statecraft. How do we selectively decouple from China so they don't have a coercive leverage over us so they can't threaten, for example, to cut off the export of advanced pharmaceutical ingredients in order to bring us to our knees? And then the third line of effort is what I call ideological warfare or ideological competition, which is not only how do we rediscover a language for talking about American values and incorporate values and human rights back into American grand strategy, but also how do we better defend our institutions from Chinese Communist Party subversion, from something called United Front Work, from traditional espionage, things like that. So we aren't corrupted and divided from within, which is what the Chinese Communist Party is trying to do. Wang Huning, who's Xi Jinping's top lieutenant in the 90s, wrote a book called America Against America, in which he talks about Americans as greedy, factional. And that that title, America against America, I think reflects their overall strategy, which is to divide Americans against Americans and thereby make it impossible for us to compete. So we've been developing policy recommendations along each of those lines. We've put out two reports, one on military competition, one related to human rights. And we're going to be putting out further reports. So, you know, I think those are useful starting points for for candidates who want to prepare for a debate in terms of where's Congress at on this issue? Where's the bipartisan center of gravity? Where can you potentially build on some of our work? But that's what we've been doing for six months. It's trying to understand and explain the threat and then identify policy solutions that help us to combat that threat. How would you put that in the form of a question by Brett or Martha? Well, there's the overall prioritization question, you know, what is the biggest threat to American national security, which is a bit boring, but no, it's not that's not boring. That that is that is the question, isn't it? Shouldn't that just be asked? What is the number one threat to American national security and why? Shouldn't that be it? Yeah, I think that that's table stakes, right? That's a good diagnostic question. And then it also allows the candidates, if they want to use their full time and I forget how much time they get to really articulate the key distinction between them and the Biden administration, because if you read the Biden administration's national security strategy that they talk about China as a pacing threat, although I'm hearing now that the Pentagon is saying don't say pacing threat, say pacing challenge or competitor, because we obviously don't want to provoke the CCP for whatever reason. I've described this as kind of like a Voldemort phenomenon. There's this belief that the more more we say things like New Cold War or say that the CCP is doing bad things, that it will somehow become more true, which I think is absurd. I'll be right back. Sherman Gallagher is going to stay with me through the break and then we're going to bring him back and then we're going to do that again. And we're going to talk to him for 15 minutes this morning about this. I can't believe I'm doing that. 15 minutes with Mike Gallagher coming right at you, America. Stay tuned. I'm back now with Chairman Mike Gallagher. This is the segment between the radio segments, so you don't get to hear this unless you're watching it on YouTube or on the on the television station. Chairman, in terms of what level should we expect of our candidates knowledge? I see your Green Bay Packers thing yet. Do you know the Browns cleared 38 million in cap yesterday by restructuring Joel Bentonio and Miles Garrett's contract? We have no we have the most cap space in the NFL. We are the team to beat. We will see you. I actually I don't think you're making it to the Super Bowl this year. We are going to be in the Super Bowl this year and you are not ready for this. I'm glad this isn't on the air because this is a serious conversation. But you had to do that little thing. And I'll I'll just go get my brown sweater and just put it on during this segment like that. I'm going to wear this all the time now on the air because we're going to the Super Bowl. Chairman, do you know that we cleared Miles Garrett contract yesterday? You know what we do? Do you follow sports at all or do you just do ChaiCom stuff? I don't follow Brown's contract minutia. I'll confess. I'll confess that, though. I was I was yesterday. Someone said that I had the potential to coach for the Browns after I helped them with a constituent case issue, to which I said I would never coach for the Browns on an Intel. All right. Let me get serious again. I'm going to try to go off the off the rail. We'll get back on the rails. How many times have you guys held public hearings? Oh, gosh, I think 10 at this point, approximately 10. You had at least one set of war games. You have more war games coming. We do. We have we have at least one more coming up that's going to be more focused on economic and supply chain issues. OK. Do you think the candidates know anything about that? I really do want to try and use today to focus their attention on China. Do you think they know anything about what the select committee has been doing? Have you been approached by any of them? I think some do. It's part of the reason I wrote an op ed on this that appeared today in The Wall Street Journal just came out was an effort, maybe shamelessly, to draw attention to some of the things we're doing, because I think it creates some unique opportunities. I mean, to me, you know, the most and this reflects my bias in thinking that hard power is the most important variable on the world stage. I think a candidate who can articulate what we need to do to rebuild the military in general, but really the Navy in particular, which is, as you know, Hugh is really struggling right now. It needs to be our priority force in our priority theater. It's not. We're going backwards. There's questions about focus, warfighting prowess. You know, I wrote a report with the help of Admiral Montgomery about the lack of warfighting focus in the surface Navy with Tom Cotton, Dan Crenshaw and others. I mean, I think that's a massive opportunity for a candidate really to take the ball on defense and go a few layers deep beyond just peace through strength, military good, China bad. You go a few layers deep on that and sort of communicate that you have a coherent plan. Doesn't need to be super detailed. Doesn't need to be a 50 page white paper about everything we need to do. But just as an overall strategy for fiction, I'm going to get your comms team in trouble again. I haven't seen this plan that you and Cotton worked on. How can I not have seen this plan? Well, this is a year ago. You got to blame Cotton's comms team for this because he was OK. And usually it's good to blame Tom Cotton. He's on next hour. I'll do that. Is that widely available? Yeah, it's Cotton did it with four of us in the house. It was over a year, a year and a half ago, kind of in response to all of these ship collisions. Some of the reports that we were getting from active duty sailors and just the changes over the years to training in the surface Navy. We did a deep dive drawing on the expertise of Admiral Montgomery and others. I will give him about that in the next hour and I'll get a link and I'll make sure it's posted out to the candidates. Don't go anywhere. I'm coming right back with Chairman Gallagher. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt, Chairman Mike Gallagher of the House Select Committee on Engagement, the Chinese Communist Party returns. We talked during the break and we got off course because we did a little football trash talk. But now we're back on course. Chairman Gallagher, have you read this book? You had Kabul, the untold story of Biden's fiasco and the warriors who fought to the end. It it made me furious. It absolutely made me furious. Have you had a chance to read it yet? No, but my friend Commander Salamander, who's great in his podcast, Midrats, I highly recommend, just did a podcast with with the authors. So I listened to it. It's not the same, but I am now looking forward to reading the actual hard copy. Well, the end of the book, which I don't know of Commander Salamander got to because I didn't get to it and I talked to him for a long time. It's about how the chai comms came in as soon as we left. They have designs on Bagram. They know what the air raids mean. They know what the strategic minerals mean. It's just a great example of what happens when we retreat in the world. In fact, in the in the this kind of war book you had me read, I wrote down some notes. A retreat once started as the most difficult of all human actions to reverse. And they were talking about the retreat of the Norcs at that point. And then we would retreat later when they counterattack with the chai comms. But we retreated from Afghanistan and they have come in. Have you focused yet on what they're doing there? It hasn't been, admittedly, a subject of a hearing. You know, we have experts, you know, regional experts and Afghanistan experts. I think the key thing to bring it back to the the presidential debate, obviously the obvious thing to do is to connect the surrender to terrorists in Afghanistan, our abandonment of our position, our abandonment of billions of dollars worth of military equipment to then the collapse of deterrence in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, because I do believe that our feckless position in Afghanistan sent a clear signal of weakness to Vladimir Putin. And no wonder Vladimir Putin ignored all of our warnings leading up to the invasion on February 24th because we look so weak on the world stage and we allowed terrorists to completely take over the country. And I think also that has had a negative impact on our deterrent posture in in the Indo -Pacific, across the Taiwan Strait. You mentioned critical minerals. I also think this is a huge opportunity for presidential candidates to articulate a plausible path towards reducing our dependency on China for critical mineral processing. They control 90 percent of the processing. Right now, I think our attempts to wean ourselves off of our to to establish some form of semiconductor manufacturing independence are not going to be successful, in part because the Biden administration has placed so many onerous regulations on grants for chips, fabrication facilities. But if a Republican candidate, particularly one with a business background or with a gubernatorial background, came in and said, here's our strategy when it comes to advanced pharmaceutical ingredients, critical minerals and rare earth processing, tie that to a robust domestic economic agenda. That's a massive opportunity for someone trying to pass the commander in chief test, because the reality is we are going to have to reclaim our economic independence from China in key areas. The progressives are experimenting with one way to do it. We need to identify a way that is fundamentally free market, but not but nonetheless achieves the actual goal of reducing our dependency on China. Chairman Gallagher, there's only one veteran on the stage, Ron DeSantis. Mike Pence has got a son and a son in law on active duty. Of course, Nikki Haley's husband is deployed. Those three know about this in terms of of why is China a threat? Is it a fair question to ask? Why is China a threat? What is it that worries you about China? Is that a fair question? If so, how would you answer that or suggest they answer that if you are one of the people on the stage? Well, first of all, I do think DeSantis has been really good on China and probably the best in the field. I was watching the forum that they did in Iowa. I forget what it's called, the Iowa Faith and Family Forum. And he proactively brought up China as an issue and talked about what he's done in Florida to combat the threat, talked about the threat in global terms. And so the most of the discussion focused on Ukraine. And I understand that that's more of a politically divisive issue on the stage. And so there is a you know, I think the moderators will want to identify the differences between the candidate thus far. Governor DeSantis has been talking in clear and unapologetic language about why the CCP is a threat and what he would do to combat it, which is greatly appreciated. More to your point, as a Navy veteran, I think he has a huge opportunity to be the Navy guy, be the guy who's going to rebuild the Navy and put it in a position where it can it can deter Xi Jinping from attempting to achieve his lifelong ambition was to take Taiwan by force. So to answer your question, Vivek just told me last week, we'll give them Taiwan after we achieve semiconductor independence. In other words, Vivek understands Taiwan is important for its semiconductor. Your colleague on the committee, Ro Khanna, tweeted at me last night when I was already offline that that doesn't do the trick. That's not why we're worried about Taiwan going down. Who's right? Well, obviously, our interests in Taiwan extend far beyond semiconductors. Our interests predate Taiwan's emergence as a semiconductor powerhouse. And if the concern from Vivek and I think it is that our dependence on TSMC for semiconductor manufacturing needs to be eliminated, I just would say two things. It's highly unlikely that we're going to achieve semiconductor independence by 2028. TSMC is investing far more money than the CHIPS Act is investing right now. Even under a Republican president, we would struggle to wean ourself off our dependency. But if the CCP had control of Taiwan, they would still be able to hold the rest of the world economically hostage. And that is the issue. Semiconductors or other or some sort of domain of economic competition. If they had Taiwan, they would be able to completely dominate the region through which trillions of dollars of international trade go. The other thing I would say, it's I mean, we got to go to break. I'll come back to go to break. We'll be right back with Chairman Gallagher during the break and then one more segment beyond. Don't go anywhere. America, I'm Hugh Hewitt. Portions of The Hugh Hewitt Show are brought to you by Food for the Poor. So I'm back with Chairman Gallagher, Chairman Vivek's answer to that is I'm going to get India to cooperate. And if Taiwan closes the Taiwan Straits, we're going to close the Malacca Straits. Ro Khanna says that's that's crazy. That doesn't work. I don't know what the answer is, but I know what Vivek has told me. I don't think he agrees with you, but I'll let him speak for himself. I don't want to put words in his mouth that we have to worry that much about the Taiwan Strait. Well, he's obviously very smart. I would say this with Marxist Leninist regimes, their appetites grow with the eating. So I think it would be a mistake to think that if we just surrender Taiwan on a date certain that we wouldn't have to worry about the problem. If they're the dominant regional power, they're one step closer to becoming the dominant global power. And that, I think, is the answer to your earlier question. Why? Why is the CCP a threat? Because they're trying to destroy our geopolitical position. Primarily by convincing us to destroy ourselves, they believe, as we mince words about whether they're a competitor or an adversary, they certainly believe that they're in an existential war with the free world led by America and that China will win, rendering America and our constitutional system of self -government subordinate, humiliated and wholly irrelevant on the world stage. So you can sort of think of it as as an assisted suicide. You know, they're trying to expedite our collapse. They provide the chemicals, fentanyl, the collapse in prosperity. Covid, IP theft, economic warfare and the self -loathing and depression via political interference and information warfare. So I think the the the threat would not stop after Xi Jinping had taken Taiwan. I think it would only expedite and become greater. So if you could read Xi Jinping's mind, what is he thinking about us? What does he want to see happen to us? I think he wants us to look inward and to abandon our position on the world stage and to be consumed with internal political battles. I also think he likes seeing us embrace this almost the CCP's narrative that America is an evil country. America is a neo colonial racist hellscape. I mean, this is CCP propaganda that a lot of Americans have embraced. I think ultimately he wants us to lose faith in ourselves as a force for good in the world. And ultimately, over time, he thinks the rest of the world is going to Finland dies more in the CCP's direction as an alternative model of government and world leadership, in part because America has lost faith in itself. That's why I think primarily the hard power is the most important variable. This is an ideological competition overall. And ignoring the role ideology plays in the competition is a fatal flaw. And so we need to find a way to press the candidates on that as well. You know, the we got two minutes before we come back. The ideological competition is quite simply not discussed. And I don't think our media is familiar with it. They're not stupid. They're ignorant of the ideological. They don't even believe it exists anymore. Chairman, have you run into that? Do your Democratic colleagues believe that there are such things like Leninist and that that the 20th century ideological competition is back with a vengeance? Well, I think for two and a half decades, we tried to take the communist out of Chinese Communist Party, and this belief persists that, well, they're not really communist. They're not really Marxist. They've embraced forms of capitalism and they're they're rational actors. And I think this is a dangerous way of thinking to go down, particularly under Xi Jinping. The party has embraced its Marxist Leninist roots. Xi's spirit animal is, in fact, Stalin. He looks to Stalin for guidance on how to operate. And so a candidate who understands that and can articulate that, I think, has a massive opportunity to distinguish themselves. The Democrats sort of come at the ideological competition through human rights. And there are a lot who genuinely believe in the cause of human rights. And though there are times when we have to prioritize between security concerns and human rights, this is when dealing with China, that's not an issue at all. We're coming right back. Stand by, chairman.
Speaker McCarthy: Biden Wants to Spend More Money Than During COVID
"In a mister speaker there are already trying to set up you and your fellow Republicans for a fall here Schumer is already saying you won't deal So in other words they lie through their teeth they're very good at it They are given voice by the corrupt media you know they're going to just try and turn the tables Anything you propose they'll say oh the little guy is going to get hurt and so forth and so on They have run this government for years now several Two or three anyway And the situation ran is thanks to them Do you think you're going to have a united front where people can go out and talk to the media talk to their constituents Because this is going to need to be done This has to be we need all the voices out there because if we do nothing in the next ten years we'll pay 10.5 trillion just in interest But put that in perspective since 1940 until today we've only paid 9 trillion in interest in 83 years The bill problem here is not the revenue We're at our highest point of GDP 20% of GDP we're bringing in a revenue to 50 year average only 17 The problem is the expenditures He's moved it up Normally spend 21% of GDP he's at 23.6 going to 25 He wants to spend more money next year than we did at the height of the pandemic He added 6 trillion and that's not counting what he did during COVID That's what brought his inflation We've got an unstable world where our allies are running to China If you want to become less dependent on China we've got to curb this spending We got to bring the jobs back to America grow If you want to curve inflation you got to spend less Remember what Milton Freeman said My favorite it's only Washington that can create inflation And that's what they've done
Is Xi Preparing for War?
"Chinese leader Xi Jinping says he is preparing for war at the annual meeting of China's parliament and its top political advisory in March. The theme of war readiness through four separate speeches in one instance telling his generals to dare to fight. Then we drop down to orville shell from the Hoover institution. I don't think he's been before your committee yet. I think she has a pure Leninist. He does that. He has certain aspirations to reduce the inequalities in Chinese society, but his real focus is on building the wealth and power of the state. And he views party organizations the key to the goal, Lenin two is a party builder, in essence, repudiating the Deng approach. Do you agree with both that, preparing for war and party over people? I do, first let me say that John pomfret wrote a phenomenal book about China and the United States called the beautiful country in the middle kingdom that I recommend to everybody who's interested in the subject. I guess that pottinger was our first part of our first hearing. And in his testimony, he gets at something that both he and pomfret double down on in this piece, which is that Xi Jinping and other members of the Politburo say one thing to a western audience. One thing that the denizens of Davos are desperate to believe, but they say an entirely different thing to other party members to their populace. And pottinger and his testimony talked it about it as one of the great magic tricks of the modern era. And that chairman Xi would actually agree on that point because he refers to the party's propaganda and its influence activities, its united front work as a magic weapon for advancing the regime's interests and partner went on to say you could call the CCP the Harry Houdini of Marxist Leninist regimes, the David Copperfield of communism or the Chris angel of autocracy. So I commend his testimony to everybody and for a while now Xi Jinping seems to be preparing his populace to endure an enormous economic pain and sacrifice that would ensue if they got into a confrontation with the west. This is why the cult of the Korean War has become so popular in communist China as an example of a moment when Mao risked everything to confront the west and the Chinese people had to endure a great pain and sacrifice. They emerged as a great power on the world stage. So all of this is very concerning. This is why we need to do everything possible to enhance deterrence and help Taiwan defend itself. And I'm looking forward to joining speaker McCarthy as we greet president Sonia and Wang of Taiwan next week.
"united front" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"If not TV would be the easiest solution to my problem, but would mean reneging on my moral stand against corporate greed and general frustration with MLB's recent decision making. If I resubscribe, am I giving in to the Manfred minification of baseball or am I allowed to find happiness at the cost of subsidizing questionable business practices? I feel like we've gotten questions like this before. And I'm trying to moral dilemma. Trying to I'm trying to remember what I said because, you know, often we get a team specific one. Like, I don't like my team's owner for some reason and therefore the grass is greener somewhere else and we have kind of cautioned like it might not actually be that much green. Like you might find that you make over there in the grass is kind of brown there too. It's hard to have a completely ethical consumption of visually baseball given the people who own Major League Baseball games and just the way that the whole sport works and has always worked, frankly, but some aspects of that are more visible now than they used to be. But this is more of a league wide, maybe partly just not like in the business practices, maybe just not liking rules, changes, like if you hate it, rules changes. The men fortification of baseball just, are you compromising your moral stance here if you go back because you miss baseball? I think a couple of things and I'm going to share all of them and none of them are going to offer a definitive answer. Are you ready for me to bob and weave? Sure. You ready for a little bobbing and weaving? I think a couple of things. I think that it's fine to change your mind on stuff, right? I think that it is good to have principles, but I think that it is also fine when the stakes are relatively low to kind of change your mind and be flexible. So I think that that's one thing. I think that you are right that it is quite difficult to ethically consume in our current system. But I also think that it's still worthwhile to try. So, you know, I worry sometimes that when we throw our hands up and say, hey, I just want to there's no right way to do this that what we're really seeking is like a permission structure to do the thing we wanted to do all along. And I think that how you negotiate that is, you know, it's tricky because I do think that there are limitations to what we can affect as change as consumers in a system, but I do think that there are ways to do that and that it is nice to behave ethically even if it isn't going to upend capitalism. So there's that. And I also think that if you put on a baseball game every now and again, the list of people ahead of you who are responsible for the moral turpitude of the sport is really quite long and that it would take a while to get to you. So I think all of those things and what you do with that set of stuff is kind of up to you. I don't think that you should under rate the impact that you have as one person in the world, but I also think that looking back on the decisions in 2020, you probably want to not be over rating the impact either. So, you know? Yeah, I'm just looking at the Hannah Kaiser piece that Joe was quoted in and one of the quotes is I got the distinct impression. Again, this is 2020 that the players were ready to go and more than that that capital B baseball had a unique opportunity to reestablish itself as a leading sport in the U.S. if it could get started before the NBA playoffs. They would be the only show in town and had a shot at potentially converting people who were home and board and needed a distraction. Instead, the owners delayed encountered and just generally did everything they could to ensure a short season with longer, more lucrative playoffs. I found it disappointing and a little disgusting. He was so struck by the missed opportunity that he sought out a feedback form on MLB dot com, sending a long missive into the ether about how the sport was facing a demographic crisis. I never heard back, of course, who knows who got that form. So that was frustrating. So I understand being frustrated about it. And if you want to vote with your wallet and say, this was beyond the pale and I can't support you anymore. Then, you know, yeah, are you going back on that vow now if you decide to actually I am going to subscribe to MOT and watch some baseball games? Yeah, I guess you are, but I think it is kind of okay to do that. I don't know. I mean, it's tough because yeah, if enough people presented a united front and said we will not stomach this and we will make the owners feel the economic hit because of the way that they're acting, then we will force them to change great. But that's probably not going to happen. You're probably not going to bring them to their niece by you making your solitary moral standard or maybe not totally solitary, but not enough to make a difference. So there could still be a moral rectitude and righteousness in taking that stand, even if it's not going to have any sort of tangible effect.
The New Enemy Is China
"Congressman Gallagher, I think general secretary Xi has flipped the script from 1972. He's going to go to Moscow in the next few months. That's been announced on The Wall Street Journal today, which is an echo of the flip script of Nixon going to Beijing. The stronger partner goes to the weaker partner in the three way superpower competition. I think that's going to happen. And I think the reality of the new access of evil, Beijing, Moscow, and Tehran is there, and Americans have to open their eyes. It's really one enemy. And I mean, they're an enemy. They're an adversary. A greater disagree. I agree. Whenever I'm asked is China our enemy, I say, well, the Chinese Communist Party is the enemy of freedom everywhere it exists. And it's the enemy the Chinese people. Chinese people need not be our enemy. In fact, they're the primary victims of the Chinese Communist Party's aggression and understanding that distinction, I think, is critical, critical to our effort. You know, basically, if you look back to the no limits partnership, that was signed between Putin and Xi before the invasion, you saw similar rhetoric about color revolutions. These are two leaders that share a sense of historical revisionism, grievance, desire to sort of reclaim the glories that were lost long ago for their countries. And though they are strange bedfellows, though they have diverging interest in some areas, they're very good at presenting united front against their main enemy, the United States. Say they don't hesitate to think about us to talk about us as an adversary, even as we sometimes clutch pearls in terms of the language we use to describe these evil evil regimes. As
"united front" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"20, the chiefs will now face the winner of the buffalo and Cincinnati game on Sunday. I'm Jim Forbes. A bipartisan group of senators is visiting war ravaged Ukraine, Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is in Kyiv along with Democrats Richard blumenthal of Connecticut and Sheldon whitehouse of Rhode Island. After a meeting with Ukrainian officials on Friday, the three presented a united front praising the fighting spirit of the Ukrainian army, they also tried to calm fears of some Ukrainians that the Republicans now in charge of the house would cut war funding. Military officials are confronting the death of a former U.S. Navy seal in Ukraine, Scott Carr has more. Navy officials say it's unclear why former navy seal Daniel swift was in the Eastern European country, which continues fighting off a Russian invasion. Swift was last stationed in coronado, California, a special warfare operator who had been listed as an active deserter since 2019. Swift becomes the 6th American known to have died while reportedly fighting in Ukraine. I'm Scott Carr. Ukrainian president zelensky is honoring the victims of this week's deadly helicopter crashing Kyiv during a memorial service held on Saturday zelensky personally spoke with relatives of 7 of the victims killed in the crash, he and his wife also laid flowers on the victim's coffins. The incident occurred Wednesday when a helicopter carrying Ukraine's interior minister and other officials slammed into a kindergarten building, killing 14 people, including one child on the ground. Zelensky has blamed the cause of the crash on Ukraine's ongoing war with Russia. And a long running spin off of NCIS is coming to an end. CBS announced Friday that NCIS Los Angeles will come to a close at the end of its 14th season, the crime drama starring LL Cool J, Chris O'Donnell and Linda Hunt, is scheduled to air its 322nd episode and series finale on May 14th. The CBS studio series premiered in 2009 and is the second longest running show in the franchise. I'm Jim Forbes. And now this Bloomberg sports update. It was tough sledding from the jump in Philadelphia for the Giants in the NFC divisional round. They say it's usually tough to beat a team three times in a season, tell that to the eagles though. 38 7 your final, it was 28 nothing early and the route was on. It was the third time these teams had hooked up in the last 41 days, eagles had averaged 35 per game in the previous two and we saw much of the same on Saturday. The quarterback Jalen hurts who came in with a hobbled shoulder he was perfect in the first quarter at 7 for 7. He finished with three scores two passing touchdowns. Giants quarterback Daniel Jones made his playoff debut and it was forgetful as he was sacked 5 times intercepted once no touchdowns. Giants finished the year, though, ten, 8, and one, and now they look ahead to the draft in late April. Eagles, they will gear up for the NFC title game they'll kick it off next Sunday, they'll host the winner of the forty-niners and cowboys. To the AFC Jacksonville, they lost in Kansas City having come in one 6 straight. Your final score 27 to 20 after they had knocked out cheese quarterback, the all pro Patrick Mahomes in the second quarter Chad henny filled in just fine, including leading them to a touchdown that proved to be your difference. Mahomes did come back and finish the game though he threw two touchdowns all importantly. They won the turnover battle. Kansas City's in their 5th straight AFC title game double header on Sunday. It'll be the forty-niners in cowboys. It's kicked off though with the bills hosting Cincinnati. In the NBA, nicks and nets have the night off for both on the road on Sunday, the Knicks in Toronto. Nets, they're at Golden State. College basketball 20th ranked marquette beats up seaton hall 74 53 behind 22 for cam Jones. And on the ice the islanders never really in this one, they lost at home 5 to two to the Carolina hurricanes. Devils, they host the penguins coming up on Sunday with your Bloomberg sports update. I'm rob buska. This is a Bloomberg money minute. The next generation of workers aren't feeling the positive vibes. A new survey from the workforce institute at ukg shows nearly half of employees worldwide, including one third in the U.S., wouldn't recommend their company nor their profession to their kids. What's worse, 45% in the U.S. wouldn't wish their job on their worst enemy. A lot of them don't want to work. And the reason once you dig deeper is because the lack of perfect and meeting and then there's a rebalance of the priorities in their life over the past few years during COVID, like family and friends, much more important now. Dan chapelle managing partner of workplace intelligence says that's a big problem for employers. It's going to be even harder for companies to attract and retain talent now because the expectations of what a job and career workplace culture should be are much different than they were before COVID. And to that, the pressures of inflation and they'll be asking for more money too. Lisa Matteo, Bloomberg radio. Welcome to the odd lots podcast on Bloomberg radio, I'm Joe Eisenhower. And I'm traci alloy. Joe, I feel like I'm going to
"united front" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Ladies and gentlemen, please remain in your seat. The president of the United States, the president of Ukraine live from The White House. I'm Joe Matthew in Washington. Thank you for joining us on the fastest hour in politics on a historic day in Washington as president zelensky arrives here in the capital to meet with President Biden and to deliver an historic address a short time later tonight to a joint session of Congress. It's on the eve of congressional votes on a massive budget that includes billions of dollars for Ukraine. As we just heard live on Bloomberg President Biden announcing the next round of aid ahead of that budget vote. $1.85 billion package of security assisted and includes both direct transfers of equipment to you that Ukraine needs as well as contracts to supply ammunition Ukraine will need in the months of head for its artillery. Its tanks and its rocket launchers. And that includes a patriot air defense missile battery, which has been long sought. We've talked about it here on sound on more than once. President zelensky was quick to note that. Something that will strengthen our air defense significantly. This is a very important step to create a secure airspace for Ukraine. And that's the only way we would be able to deprive the terrorist country and their terror attack to attack to strike our energy sector, our people and our infrastructure. President zelensky's trip was kept secret until the very last minute he arrived at the south portico of The White House around 2 o'clock
"united front" Discussed on TuneInPOC
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"united front" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money
"New Mexico, Arizona, ports of Utah and California are effectively more southern than they are northern. Well, and why, I mean, that's something that we don't think about. So can you talk a little bit more than about why that really matters? Like, what are the politics of California like, say, in the 1850s that would make us rethink the ways in which we consider California and the west and the lead up to the Civil War? Yeah, so California in the 1850s was, as we've established, it's a free state slavery is technically outlawed there in the California constitution. But slaveholders are able to smuggle enslaved people into the state for years and years after it passes the same antislavery constitution. And so maybe as many as 1500 enslaved African Americans were brought into California, some of them brought in or many of them brought in before it became a state. Some of them brought in after the stay after statehood. And the reason that slaveholders are able to do this is because the white southerners really hold the political rains in California through the 1850s. They're led by this guy named William Gwynn, who was California's ranking senator through most of the decade. Owned and operated by proxy, a massive slave plantation in Mississippi, while he was simultaneously representing California in the U.S. Senate. And when basically stuffed California, he stuffed all the federal patronage positions in California with all his white southern buddies. And we don't think of the federal patronage as this important or necessarily interesting institution, but really that's how politics ran in the 1850s. If you could get your Friends into these fairly lucrative positions, like in the San Francisco customs house, for instance, they would owe their political loyalty to you and in turn you could basically shape the political apparatus of the state in your own image. And that's what Gwen and his buddies did. They made California into basically a free state in name only. So I mean, I guess how are they able to do this, right? I mean, again, to kind of go back to my old false vision of this. I mean, you know, the most of the people who was the whites who come to California after the gold rush, I mean, many of them are from the north. You know, what's the kind of response within California to Gwen's domination of the politics and the continued arrival of slaves, whether they are, you know, technically supposed to be there or not. For a lot of Californians in the 1850s, the reaction was just sort of shrugged. This is how it is. So white southerners had their at their very height, probably amounted to no more than about 30% of the state's population, but like I said, they prevailed in election after election after election. And there's this one letter from an abolitionist from he's originally from Massachusetts he moves to San Francisco during this period and he's writing to his wife trying to figure out why these southerners are running the show because they're a minority. This is minority rule. And he said, well, maybe it's because all of us Yankees went into business and leaving basically the law and politics to these white southerners. I mean, maybe there's some truth to that. But like I said, I think it's really white southern Democrats formed a united front in California. And they ran this really well oiled political machine.
"united front" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Took some time for the key potential donors to come up with their domestic processes, there are parliamentary approvals there are budget free processes on the on their side. But it seems to be coming along and the numbers are looking to be substantially high in the coming weeks and months, which means that the Ukrainian budget should be in shape for those critical days in September that you've mentioned. You absolutely, this is on that $1.4 billion in terms of redemption. Yeah, so bearing that date in mind can Ukraine stay on good terms with its international creditors. That's an excellent question. I'd rather not comment. I think at least so far what we've heard from official sources is that nothing is being proposed or discussed. So the government is expected to own its obligations, but again, it's more intensity. It's major indicator. And I'd leave it for the officials to comment. Okay. A last thought then, Artem, as we look to this very important gathering in lugano that you'll be at. Do you think that there will be a kind of united front? I mean, Russia is pressuring Europe on the gas front and on other fronts, effectively to cave. Do you think that there's going to be a united front of fontaine and the 27 countries in continuing to support Ukraine? It's a very large sum of money that's being asked for. I sincerely hope so. Look, I mean, we've seen the decision on Ukrainian EU candidacy. That was not a walk in the park. And the fact that we've got there and that we have the support from all the 27 year member countries, that is a major indication. I do believe that the world has woken up to the Russian threat. The energy black male food security black male energy security blackmail. I mean, all these things, they are a major threat to the European continent and beyond. And frankly, for the world to stand together with Ukraine now is not only for Ukraine's benefits for the benefit of the world and global security going forward. Well, thank you to Artem Chevrolet. He sits on the board of directions of directors of the EBR D interesting to get his thoughts Caroline that Ukraine's defending more than its own territory in this war when we think about the cost of reconstruction. This is Bloomberg. Now the paper review on Bloomberg daybreak Europe. The news you need to know from today's papers. Now the times leads
"united front" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Biden is asking Congress for a three month break from the federal gas tax with prices now close to $5 a gallon nationwide, but some experts are warning the move could do more harm than good. We get more on that from Bloomberg's Nathan Hager. A recent study from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton school shows states that have suspended their fuel taxes have seen prices come back even higher than they would have if the tax had never gone away. That seems to be the case in Maryland that state saw price spike after its one month gas tax holiday in April. An analyst at gas buddy says cheaper pump prices drives up the man and a gas tax pause could constrain supply even further at a time prices are already sky high. In Washington, I'm Nathan Hager, Bloomberg radio. The Senate minority leader is cheering the bipartisan gun safety Bill that's on a fast track to passage by week's end. Speaking on the Senate floor today, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell called it a big step that will reduce gun violence. Yesterday, the Senate took a big step toward an important bipartisan bill to prevent mass murders, Mexico safer. And protect the Second Amendment rights of law about him, citizens. McConnell was one of 14 Republican senators who voted to advance the bill. German Chancellor Olaf Schultz says he wants to discuss the outlines of a Marshall plan for Ukraine, with the leaders of the group of 7 countries at their upcoming summit, Schultz hopes for a united front on long-term support for Ukraine when he hosts the annual G 7 summit in Bavaria next week. Global news 24 hours a day on
Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein: Trump Worse Than Nixon
"The two of a warm personal relationship of fundamentally disagree on what needs to be done to reform America's election laws So this is about reforming America's election laws not protecting the capitol building Liz is much more conservative as far as what kinds of changes she wants to have done one source told him wow really So they decided the ladies and gentlemen make a much too long story short not to air their differences in public and to wait until after their united front for the cameras Then they'll go back and work out their differences And of course yesterday Sunday they turned to the likes of Woodward and Bernstein To tell us what's really going on What's taking place and of course they tell us that Trump is actually worse than Nixon But Nicholson defined corruption but Trump is even worse Oh yes Use the only president who has been seditious the only one in American history has been seditious
Jan. 6 Hearings Start This Week: Let the Circus Begin
"It has to camouflage its unconstitutional criminal investigation An axios tells us again Because that's the go to They go to platform of at least one or two members of that committee or Stanford While others are resisting to overhaul the U.S. election system axios has learned the committee members are not Televised hearings begin Thursday night These members are lockstep about capturing America's attention I am filling a mountain of evidence Connecting former president Trump and those close to him with the attack on the capitol But the committee legacy depends on large part on what reforms it pursues after those hearings To prevent another January 6th from happening and that's where the united front breaks down So already rights let's see Jonathan Swan and Hans Nichols we don't really need evidence It's just time for a party Let the circus begin
Thomas 'Drago' Dzieran: The West Is Not United Against Putin
"I think he's trying to force west to submit to his demands and give him guarantees that Ukraine will not join NATO again if you see his progress is slow but steady and gives the west time to think about it and make the decision about these things So as for the tactics I think there's another thing we are the news are streaming how bad the world goes for putting well think about it the casualty rate so far as a 7 or 800 people in this major award that's every life is precious and especially these people should not be dying just for being Ukrainians but 700 people or 800 people in major award that is not very high casualties The problem is that if we do not unite if we still keep paying putting in Russia for the goods we really don't have united front We really
Thomas 'Drago' Dzieran: Media Is Not Telling the Full Truth on Russia
"Well it is an honor to have you sir Drago folks is a navy seal of former navy seal He is also unfortunately all too familiar with the horrors of communism having grown up in Poland when it was a far different place under communism it would say free country now thankfully So Drago there is no one who has more experience in things like this I know of than you I love you a perspective on what's happening in Ukraine and Russia I read some of the material you had sent over and you seem to indicate that the media reports may not be telling the entire truth about the Russians that they may be having a little bit more success Maybe I'm reading it wrong Give me your perspective on how this war is going for the Russian army at this point I just came back from Poland capitol days ago So I had the chance to speak to Ukrainian refugees ahead the chance to speak to Paul's involving the rescue and helping them And yes you are absolutely right This is the CNN the MSNBC are lying there but this is not what is going on right now And you are absolutely right that what is being portrayed as a putting failures where the heat tricks his soldiers to go and in Ukraine thinking that this is exercise I think going back to could believe in that This absolutely not true Seems to me like putting these progressing various federally into Ukraine and we are as a west do not have united front just like you know President Biden just refused to stop payments to Russia for nuclear fuel for uranium Germany are still sucking on the Russian gas pipe like President Biden's sudden on the crack pipe This is
"united front" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Latest world in national news with Nancy Lyons Heinz Thanks Tim Secretary of State Antony Blinken is continuing his efforts to unify our allies after an emergency appearance yesterday at the UN today he's in Germany where he spoke at a conference on European security Another day has gone by without Russia doing what it said blinken suggested reducing its presence along Ukraine's border We are deeply concerned that everything that we're seeing including the last 24 48 hours is part of a scenario that is already in play of creating false provocations And then ultimately committing new aggression against Ukraine They get said Vladimir Putin was likely taken by surprise by the united front of Western Allies adding that the path of diplomacy remains open In Washington nerve Chapman loomberg radio International Olympic Committee president Thomas Spock says he was disturbed watching Camilla Vallejo's stumbling performance in the women's figure skating finals yesterday the 15 year old has been at the center of a doping scandal after testing positive for a banned substance Bach says he found it sad to see the lack of support from her closest entourage when she left the ice Rather than giving her comfort Rather than to try to help her You could feel this chilling atmosphere This distance Fox says the valieva incident is raising concerns about whether there should be a minimum age limit for Olympic competition Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120.
"united front" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Bloomberg opinion informed perspectives and expert data driven commentary on breaking news Oh now it's 9 20 a.m. here in the City of London time to check in with Bloomberg opinion We're joined by our opinion Columbus learned bus Shinsuke this morning He says that the crisis precipitated by Russia's buildup of forces is far from over but it's not too early for a tally of who's seen the greatest strategic and tactical gains and losses thus far Learned rather grim but this seems to be part of the playbook here So who do you think has emerged as the biggest gainer and loser Well I think both of the main rivals in this situation namely Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden have both emerged as winners so far and the biggest loser is Ukraine itself Which is at the center of this crisis Both Putin and Biden have scored important tactical and diplomatic and publicity points Putin has proven that he can pretty much escalate that will in the region The Russian military can conduct exercises there all year They can move units in move units out and basically dial up and down this whole the pressure wants to And Biden on the other hand by his very intensive panicky messaging has shown that the basically he can fight off the escalation without using any military force and without making any concessions to put him and basically still staying in the eyes of his domestic audience and in the eyes of most western audiences one move ahead of Putin Yes I thought that was quite interesting that you made that comparison that you actually talked about Biden's kind of a long foreign policy experience allowing him to be quite a nimble boxer opponent in this sort of sad dance Europe it would seem that is also a big loser here Not particularly unified and moving some of their diplomats out of Kyiv Yeah well the U.S. also moved to diplomats out of Kyiv which I think the optics of that are not great Especially in the eyes of Ukrainians who have nowhere to evacuate But the European leaders even though technically they still present the united front and none of them have made any specific concessions to Putin their messaging is not really aligned and they've come with different gambits to Moscow and being subjected to pretty stimulating treatment by Putin and they swallowed it And basically they sort of came out of the tarnished unlike whose been able to imagine.
"united front" Discussed on Daily Pop
"And her 9 year old found out on social media. This Jennifer know who she is? Oh. I mean. How do you tell your kids about something like that? You don't have to, you don't want a reality show. Right, right. Well, the thing is, I feel bad. I do really feel bad that her kids had to find out on social media. But again, you're on a reality TV show. You're telling page set you're talking to page 6, which means there's a reason for you to be talking to page 6. So she should have had that discussion with their kids long before. No, you know what that discussion was. How did she tell her kids? But that's the thing. That's the thing. She shouldn't have to have the discussion. Her husband should have had the traction. Together, the united front. This happened that we got the teachable moment. I'm going to watch you tell child what you did. Exactly. That little voice. But I'm blaming you for the affair. It goes back. You have to show a united front. But I agree. No, no. I agree that he needs to have that conversation with his kids alone while she goes out and gets a pedicure and maybe a Cosmo, but then she comes back and says, together, then they say and you know what? We did a lot of work. And we are mommy daddy. And have another conversation with him. But I do agree that he did it. He should say, you know what? I did something wrong, and I hurt your mom really bad. And you might hear about it, but I want you to hear from me first. Whatever. I do. You don't think she should have been present with that after? There needs to be another conversation with both of them. I do think so. I think she should have been over that shoulder like. Are you gonna leave out this part too? Right, right. But that's the thing. Kevin Hart did it. He did. Kevin Hart said on his red table talk that he had to sit down with his daughter and really get real about what happened. And, you know, at times like these, I think back on my childhood and think about the things that I would miss and I was a part of that have shaped me in life. They were like it. You never think. 100%. I mean, see, that's why I can't do a reality show, 'cause I would have to sit down with Riley go, look, it's gonna come out. I eat Doritos in bed. Yeah. It's all coming out. Please check it. But let's redirect it. That's true. Let's get into a little pop of love after all the last honey. Yes. Rumor has it Adele and her boyfriend rich Paul on the rocks. There was even talk that their troubles were part of the reason she postponed her Vegas residency and maybe lose $1100. But Adele set fire to that all that speculation with this IG post. She talked about some upcoming appearances that ended the caption with, oh, and rich sins his love. Was this a good move? Did she need a duty? She has to spend her own span. You know what? Oh and by the way, we're still together. And he sent his love. Hello. I love that. That's the way to do it. That's the way to do it. Just because he senses love. I mean, we're still together. Even if they're not together, and he sends his love by the way. So let me clear everything up in case you were thinking, I'm gonna let you think this. So she still gets depending on how you say you can come back different ways. It works. We need to say something. You are ready to burst, let it out justice. Words. I hope that my friend Jonathan is watching this show today. Hey, Jonathan. 'cause when Adele did her sit down with Oprah and she started talking about her boyfriend, ridge Paul. I was like, don't do a girl, cut the cord. Do not give people the road map to your happiness. Wow. Because the minute they need to use it against you, they will don't say a girl. This is your first time dating back in the scene, pull the plug. Wow. And of course, this becomes a fodder. Oh, your relationship is on the rocks. Are your boyfriend is trying to get involved in X, Y and Z, you always gotta keep those things. You know, that's what I was saying even about J.Lo. It's like don't dish too much. Like don't tell him in. They'll put a microscope on top of that and it's like, oh. So then what does this mean? What does that mean? By the way, I love that statement, the road map to your happiness. Like don't give anybody like don't give them, don't give them the key. That's why when I meet my man, he gonna be like Charlie, from Charlie's Angels. You going here? You can see the back of his head. Hell, I'm not even included in my wedding photos. You just go see the show. I just want you to show us the Gucci slide. I'll see two hands right here. One old one and one young one. But.
"united front" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The treasury committee accusing the government of leaking market sensitive information to the media ahead of October's budget I made corian W J and destroyed I'm reporting General Motors is adding 8000 new tech jobs Those are some of the stories are 2700 Bloomberg journalists analysts are working on It's 5 39 on Wall Street The following is an editorial from Bloomberg opinion After weeks of mostly fruitless diplomacy NATO was bracing for war Russia has massed more than a 100,000 troops in Ukraine's borders and what many see as a prelude to an invasion NATO is ready in a force to deploy to Eastern Europe in response But European Union member states are divided about when and how forcefully to respond Some want to act in the event of a Russian attack while others don't Still others are seeking delays and carve outs to protect their domestic interests The stakes are too high for such quibbles Failing to confront Russia now will embolden other regimes seeking to redraw borders in the future Regardless of what the Kremlin does next the U.S. and Europe must maintain the united front both to prevent further aggression and to defend the stability of the international system This editorial was written by the Bloomberg opinion editorial board I'm David chipley For more Bloomberg opinion please go to Bloomberg dot com slash opinion or OPI and go on the Bloomberg terminal Baze has been Bloomberg opinion Listen for Bloomberg opinion editorials every weekday at this time terminal customers can read more at OPI and go S&P futures higher by four point style futures up 12 NASDAQ futures up 39 points this is Bloomberg Susan it's so great to finally be able to get together again Oh it's short is And I really appreciate you picking up the bill I'm happy.
"united front" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"You know what let's get out of Washington D.C. Let's go to Nathan Hager get some world and national news It's that kind of day Thank you guys The White House says U.S. forces are ready to go to Eastern Europe at a moment's notice as the standoff continues over the Russian troop buildup near Ukraine defense secretary Lloyd Austin put 8500 U.S. forces on heightened alert as U.S. allies try to present the united front More on that from Bloomberg's Maria tadeo in Berlin We know that for months the European Union said that they were fully aligned with the United States that we would see massive sanctions on Russia if it were to invade Ukraine but the reality is the detailed the content we haven't seen that yet The new spin is a Europe does not want to reveal those sanctions because they could potentially destabilize its position in the negotiations with Russia Bloomberg's Maria todayo reports German Chancellor Olaf Schultz is going to host French president Emmanuel Macron tonight Macron wants his own meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in the coming days Pfizer is now working on a vaccine that specifically targets home a crime Bloomberg Amy Morris reports from Washington Pfizer researchers want to see how this new shot works in people who are already vaccinated and whether it works and those who aren't They've launched a clinical trial with more than 1400 people to evaluate the shot in healthy adults up to age 55 and to explore any potential side effects They hope to have enough data to move forward by March This as the FDA halted the use of some monoclonal antibody treatments made by Eli Lilly and Regeneron after the science showed their likely ineffective against omicron In Washington I may be more as Bloomberg radio Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg.
"united front" Discussed on TNCnow
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CNN Suddenly Tears Into Joe Biden Over Afghanistan
"Here's tucker carlson. Let's listen to his expressed confusion over cnn. Going after joe biden over afghanistan. Something about it doesn't add up. Scene is not a news network. Cnn is a political organization. It's anchors and reporters don't decide for themselves what to say on camera. They are told what to say. They're told highly specific terms every weekday morning. On a call with their commander. Jeff sukkur there's no intellectual freelancing at cnn. Here's what i think now. It's united front a single hymnal for the entire congregation. When cnn takes a position or changes its position on something it changes as one everybody from the chirpy morning digging bats don lamont on the night shift they all say precisely what they are told to say ever watched the channel. And now they're sending something very very different. Consider this person. This is a former member of the morning zoo crew on a contemporary hit station yakima washington on a good day. She's probably operating with a functional iq of about eighty five. So it's fair to say she is not coming up with her own material and yet here. She is visibly outraged on the air. Telling you what an incompetent bad person joe biden this. The rapid fall of afghanistan stunning the biden administration and this nation quite frankly and many of the promises predictions and the words of the president and his white house are coming back to haunt them. What is going on here. These are literally. The people who got. Joe biden elected president. He would not be president without these people in now just seven months into his administration. They are telling you that he has failed personally. It does not make sense. He's right he's totally right. Because cnn was the biggest joe biden cheerleader in america and now the got him were stuck with him and they're turning on him over. Afghanistan doesn't make any sense.
Do You Need a United Front With Your My Partner When Parenting?
"You need a quote united front first of all. I hate the war imagery in parenting. It is not a war between the parents and the children. All right. I know i totally get that. Sometimes it can feel that way but if you and your partner are always on the same page and always have the same answer. that's great. That's wonderful that really actually helps enormously right. If you agree on the same parenting style rock on it does make things a lot easier because you help each other out. But it's actually false that you need to have a united front. It's simply not true. And why not because the truth is that we don't always agree with our partners and that's just part of life you know it's wonderful when you do agree and it works out really well when you both parent the same way. But you don't always have to agree. Plus if you are in this is the real clincher for me. If you're falsely united like if you're faking it then your child will see the lie behind that and they will learn not to trust you. You know if you pretend that that sewer belief because it's your partners belief than your child's gonna cosc- right through that they're gonna it's gonna start to undermine that trust which is really unfortunate because that trust is the reason why your child corporates of you. It's that connection that trust so you might think that you need to have your husband your partner on board to be able to make any changes your parenting style or method. But that's also really not true. Your partner may want to spank and punish and you may not feel that way and then to pretend that you do is simply ally that united front is ally. So we don't always feel the same way as our partner and we don't have to in mindful parenting. We acknowledged that you are more than just your role as your parent. You are a person and your child will see right through you if you pretend to be falsely united because kids have amazing. B s meters. They will see right through that and you'll undermine your relationship with your
Crypto Industry Unites to Lobby Washington
"What do elon. Musk ashton kutcher. And jack dorsey having common. Well they're all cryptocurrency. Investors who over the last few weeks have joined together in a new lobbying effort pushing the senate to drop a provision from the one trillion dollar infrastructure. Bill that would strengthen tax enforcement for crypto transactions now investors in digital currencies and the companies that work in the industry typically haven't formed a united front but as government officials in regulators. Turn more active. I on the market. The industry is coming together to push for changes. They feel will help their industry joining us to discuss how these efforts are unfolding and what the industry might be looking to accomplish. Is that reporter julie by koets. Hi julie hi you know. The crypto currency market has been around for about a decade now. What lobbying efforts have been made in the past so there was an effort to do some education around twenty fourteen and that was mostly focused on bitcoin in fact bitcoin enthusiast setup a bitcoin foundation that was sort of their leading public policy advocates The problem there was as they were trying to persuade lawmakers and regulators that there was more to bitcoin than just what they'd heard about silk road and illicit financing human trafficking all the bad stuff associated with crypto currency. The foundation itself was facing all sorts of internal turmoil with personnel changes. Different investigations going on so that first effort just never really made much traction in washington they never really got it off the ground despite their
"united front" Discussed on Daily Pop
"To apologize if you were going to stand by those words standby there are people that are going to support you. You're not getting my money anymore. You probably gonna make little baby changes name but little babies. Don't come into his name now. Tulips plus he antagonized making the stallion. It's not just it's the gay is the way he treats women. This is attitu- he doubled down. It was a lot of one on that he really needed to take a step back and go. You know what. I'm in the wrong. But he kept trying to double down on it and then half apologies and then finally his pr team came in with that lovely state. That is a pr statement right netflix. You know very lovely statement. But does he really believe it. That's that's what it is. He he tried to stand tall and proud on those words and be a big man. It'd be like i don't care. I don't care you real quick when shit started to pull away from you and i think if the baby is out there watching if you wanna come to talk this over. I'm glad to sit one on one with you and listen to what you have to say as well as tell you what i need to get off my chest but the baby if you look back in history and you go through elton. John's and eminem's history together. They had a hard time based on the same thing. You dr ian aids as well as gay community with eminem did was. He called elton on the month. Bow and got himself educated real quick and then came out eight months later and came out on the song they sang together under. Bma's showed a united front. So what i need to see from you is some time going by and you coming out and showing a united front do something with x. Go and see other. Lgbtq artists and support them. And throw your fans that betty now we have to stop playing down on people stop plunging down women. Stop pushing down on my lgbt. I love my games as long. Leave my girls alone entrepreneurs less stop punching down on each other unless be nice teeth. Let's learn yeah. I mean you could push.
Tarek El Moussa Allegedly Calls Ex Christina a Loser
"Between christina reportedly got real on the set are flung according to tmz tareq totally went off on christina. Allegedly calling her a loser and says he's winning amongst other things now. People think christina is responding on instagram writing. Some people are lucky enough to get forever the first time but no one should be shamed for things not working out and no one knows what goes on behind closed doors remember that before making judgments sumptious all facts but by the way neither of them got love it first cider forever like what divorce from each other so what is like what is he talking about. It's just crazy. But i feel like this post is confirming. It happened one second. When you heard this that this did not happen. I look turk has been on the show. He's been nothing but lovely. Sean not going to say that. I he seems like that type of guy but i could see tar getting in your face. He was pitchy this one hundred percent yet but he was supposedly upset yet. Hose of the smoking of the toad because of the kids and things like that look. Does she smoke the towed in front of the children now. they just spoke about it. This was like she was on a quest. She you know she. It was a different journey with her ex and they smoked amphibian venom. Here's the thing off. And i hate to say this because rich people do this all the time. They always say amicable by the way. No matter if you laugh your ex because you decided that you wanted to be a lesbian. And he decided he wanted to be a monk. No matter what happens there still some strife in that relationship is still upset so if you put on a united front like these two to save the age. Tv show to save their family and put their things aside. You have before you go into that. It's amicable thing. Get all your grievances out on the table. Because if you don't they end up coming i
"united front" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Agreed to direct talks with the U. S. But indirect negotiations are ongoing with other leaders with a united front Of the world powers, Sullivan says they're working to craft a new, more secure plant. Tanya J. Powers. Fox News It is 5 41. Police across the United States have been dealing with a disturbing rise in violent crime nationwide. And here's newsman Jeff Paul in Chicago Police are investigating the shooting death of 24 year old Giovanni Arduino ago. Investigators say he was killed while trying to show the mother of their two Children after they were ambushed. She survived but was critically wounded. This happened during the Puerto Second day parade. Police say there was a crash prior to the shooting and the crowd surrounded the couple's vehicle were video appears to show the couple being dragged from the car and shot in the street. No rest. So far. Oakland police are investigating a weekend shooting that left one person dead and at least six others wounded. This happened at Lake Merritt were investigators saying thousands were gathered for Juneteenth celebration. On the other side of the lake in Dallas. Eight people were shot, including a 10 and 15 year old. 11 year old boy was shot in the chest near Atlanta Monday. He is currently recovering from his injuries. Now we do have a new report this morning. We'll dive into straight ahead, the murders increased nearly 80% year over year, right here in Austin will explain the numbers coming up. It's 5 42 here at K. L. B. J. Todd and on show Hey, guys. Hello. I'm Mike Quindel. And when I invented my pillow,.
"united front" Discussed on The Current
"I pull back the curtain on the secret of self help group that experts call a cult and follow one woman's heroic journey to get out. The podcast was featured in rolling stone magazine and named one of the best podcasts of two thousand and eighteen in the atlantic. Listen to uncover escaping nexium on. Cbc listen or wherever you get your podcasts. This is a cbc podcast this week. Parliamentary committee was told that those opposed to the actions of the communist party of china are not safe in their own homes even an ocean away here in canada. The new report presented to the committee. Detailed beijing's long arms of influence which it says china uses to distort information intimidate harass and even influence politicians sherry. Wong is executive director of the alliance canada hong kong and one of the authors of this report sherry wall good morning. This report divides the foreign interference and influence of the chinese state into three categories covert coercion and corruption. Can you briefly. Give me examples of what those things would look like in practice. Yeah covert is pretty straightforward. It's the hiding of their identity and affiliations in time to misrepresent their associations corrupt. Could anywhere mean you know. Illegal activities through harassment fifty assaults death threats of but also to money laundering. And i kind of operation. That is What we would see. Corrupt activities in. Canada and coercion is Mainly about putting inappropriate pressure onto individuals and or organizations certain behavior and more importantly The the Consequences that they would bear if they refuse to conform to that pressure. Part of the report outlines the efforts of something called the united front work department and that is the department in many ways. That's an axe. Those three things covert coercion and corruption. What is united front work department. It is actually a former branch of The chinese party state apparatus doesn't only operate within prc occupied territories But actually operates overseas so if both in in summary we can call it a oversea surveillance and control organization but also engaging in foreign influence and interference activities and it is the.
US, Japan Leaders Present United Front Against China
"To criticism from both Japan and the US at Baxter covering it all from the Bloomberg 9 16 years from its San Francisco it Yeah, and so it goes, dug. These air policy statements made by Japan's prime minister go she hit Asuka and U. S. President. Joe Biden, mainly about human rights and expansion. China says the statements. Concerns over the Chinese activities are inconsistent with international rules based on law. Now, China's foreign minister says the U. S and Japan stands severely violates basic norms and our gang up to form cliques and fanning block confrontation. Meanwhile, U S
Seattle still reeling from year of violent protests
"Seattle In the last year, we watched us some peaceful demonstrations evolved into riots, Destruction and violence. Doubles Jonathan Show looking at where protests go from here. Day after day night after night weeks, turning into months of protests, and then we've seen various leaders come and go, including City Council member Shama so want directing hundreds of people into city Hall. This moment, rallying cries are constantly changing. Moment. It's black lives matter and calls for homeless reform. Then it's to fund the police and raise the minimum wage, public parks and city blocks occupied and overrun the homes of elected officials like the mayor and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. All targets. Various groups continue to peacefully march while a mob dressed in black now remains a constant threat. Representing a violent and volatile mix of activism nearly one year after George Floyd's death sparked social justice demonstrations and emboldened others to mobilize Seattle is exhausted and wounded. Many city leaders remain silent and on the sidelines from the business community to neighbors living in hot zones like Capitol Hill. We absolutely not taking it anymore. Victoria Beach says She's trying to create a united front in her neighborhood. But the chair of the Seattle Police Department's African American Community Advisory Council is struggling to find others. Willing to courageously stand by her side. We have the power to stop it. So why aren't we coming together? We need every public official in Seattle to draw a really clear bright line and condemn. Violent acts. John Schools, the CEO and president of the downtown Seattle Association, he says it's hard enough for business is recovering from covert 19 profit losses. But when violent protesters continue to target the downtown core, that is gonna hold back recovery. It's time to stop any. If not, you're gonna go to jail and we will prosecute you. During last month's press conference, in from Seattle police chief Adrian de has once again made a clear distinction between peaceful marches. The ones led by groups dressed in black. They've tied up. A lot of our resource is DEA says Officers will continue to monitor evolving demonstrations adapt and be prepared for all scenarios. So we do have sufficient amount of officers even personally, asked the attorney, Pete Holmes, to get tougher and more consistent. With protests related prosecutions. The police are doing what they can what they're told to do with the courts or are telling them to do, which means no more tear gas for crowd control. But law enforcement consultant Jim Feudal believes the city will remain in a vicious cycle. Until these people are prosecuted and held accountable. I don't see anything changing after all the social unrest and ongoing protests Address. Your success remains undefined in elusive. One thing is clear. It's difficult to predict the future of demonstrations in Seattle, but history has a tendency to repeat itself. Seattle, Jonathan Show. Comeau News update Now to breaking news. We first brought you last
The Protest Movement in Myanmar
"Penny just tell us a little bit more about the protest movement in men it is not going away is it but does it still have the joyous youthful tone that we saw last week i think it does i think that it what we're seeing is Really a deeper penetration of the protests. It's actually very exciting. I think that so much of the animal population is involved in these protests and demonstrations the broken down cars yesterday. We were very very innovative. Attempt to create gridlock and to block military vehicles. And i think it had a very palpable symbolic fate. If not material effect. But i think the demonstrations the mess strikes continuing. I think that what we're going to have to watch is The level of organization involved One sees with this kind of protests worldwide. Unless it's very very well organized and coordinated and there was a united front that eventually the protesters the purchase can die down so that something that. I'm sure that the protesters themselves very conscious of and certainly many of the protesters were involved in two thousand seven demonstrations against the military regime and in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. So i think the purchase not going anywhere fast at the moment. I think that they are the certainly being sustained. And i think we have to look and and respond to what civil disobedience movement wants from the rest of us in the rest of the world in terms of a boycott campaign sanctions against the military. And so on. So i think i think we will have to look at how well organized this is. I think we need to look at countries like egypt which didn't have the kind of leadership which sustained the revolutions in two thousand seven to two thousand and eleven. i'm sorry and so i think It's very exciting. But there's an awful lot to play
"united front" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Ringmaster himself, James T. Harris, Right here. 5 50. Cam. Why rustling hunter Appreciate you being here? Look, I am and I really haven't had a deep conversation with rob about this, but I am I I really do feel that the election was there was cheating going on the election. Those four states changed their rules spun the whole election. Middle of the night ballots? Yes, I'm upset. I'm very upset, and I upset about big tech taken over and really basically stacking the deck towards the Democrats. Absolutely. I am as evidence Donald Trump's account has been frozen. Yeah, There we go. On Twitter, his Twitter account. As a matter of fact, they video that he released Just hours ago in response to what was going on in Washington, D C has been removed, so this tweet is no longer available because of violated the Twitter rules. Click here to learn. Look is on. It's game on. I mean, it is. This is exactly what we thought was going to happen and it is happening. We all knew this was gonna happen. This is now being used as the reason why so the point is to stand the basically hold the line stand our ground as a united Front. We start to splitter as splinter as conservatives. We start to splinter as I don't care if it's in, it could be any enough progressive, any conservative Title. You want to give We're done. Then it does topple, But it has not toppled yet. All the cable news screaming and hollering about this is this is our democracy being blown up in front of us. This is terrible. This is democracy under attack. No! No, Our democracy is just fine. If we stand united, that's all. I will say that that's nonsense. Democracy wasn't attacked today. The United States Capitol had so windows broken and people ran in, and it's ridiculous that that had happened. But the hallmarks of democracy or fine. How it works, at least in this country is not even a democracy. It's a representative Republic. We elect people who go do our bidding in Washington, D C. Supposedly to represent the people. They're fine. They're all protected. They're fine. They're gonna get back to work tonight to vote on this. So I don't understand that nonsense, either. That's that's the lefties that the Democrats trying toe make this way more dramatic than it is. This is not a good look. Whoever caused it, whoever did it. Whoever was in the capital. This is not how you handle grievances. Because it works the opposite way. So now if you handle the grievances, the rep recut shins are going to be worse. And that's why you always have to be thinking about the consequences. The bigger picture And obviously the people that walked into the Capitol today. We're not thinking about that. What was that? What a beautiful snapshot of America where that was the crowd at the Trump rally. Trump rally Before all this happened was fantastic. It gave it sent a very clear message to the other side. It sent a very clear message to the Democrats that they know We know what happened. We were well aware of what what happened and we don't know what's going to happen next. I think a lot of people that were Hoping that the cracking would be released. Well, well. They were watch staring at the stage, but it wasn't That doesn't mean that our democracy is over. It doesn't mean that we can't do anything. Let me start with this. E think there's now a time to really look at where we are. Congress. It was stormed today. Congress. Has a 9 11% approval rating. Has over a 90% incumbent reelection rate. This is what we get, like Rob so aptly says You get what you vote for. It's time to bring our party back Sam to bring conservatism backing it with whatever brand of conservatism you subscribe to whether it's a whether it's a Family values type of Reagan conservatism. Whether it is it just a flag waving constitutional Rand Paul kind of conservatism. They need to stand together, not splinter. Whether it's a trump kind of conservatism. Everyone needs to stand together like we do here, and we're going to continue to do so and do everything we can to hold the line and keep this thing together. And that's we all here is that we have a better chance of doing it. If we all condemn this Right, Well, say, Look, we condemn this. We'll say this is a small group of people. And even if you look at all the number of people that walked into the Capitol today, what's the number of 200 people? Maybe that's just a guess. I don't know. But let's say, let's confine it to those 200 people. And let's say that they did vote for Trump. If they're white Nationalist. Let's calm white nationalists. Let's make sure we identify them for what they are. Let's just say either way. If there was one Trump supporter who walked in that building, there was one Trump supporter walked in. Nancy Pelosi's office put his feet on the desk took his little photo, and now he's Internet famous. Let's condemn him. That's all. It's very simple. In the more we distance ourselves from the 203 100, even if it's 500 people, the grand scheme of things 500 people is not a lot. And if we condemn all of that, and say yes, we are fed up as Americans. They've taken too much of our money. They are talking about taking away our guns. We're gonna have Democrat control of the house, the Senate and the presidency. And if we distance ourselves from those 500 people that walked in the capital today, we're in a much better position rather than fighting about who caused it. Who did? Who did? Let's not go to the Internet four hours five hours after the event, so you look here's proof. Let's build the case. Let's build the case present the case because here's what happens again. Emotions getting the thing getting away and you want You want something to be true so badly that you will find anything to prove that it is true. Like I don't know. Does he goes bias of some kind? I forget with the psychologist call it But, you know, it's like when you're looking for a new car or like I really want to buy an Audi always with that place. Yes, I always forget it. That's called, But I knew I see it all. It's implicit bias or some 2 50 every two seconds. Exactly exactly right. So what I'm saying is, we're getting distracted by what's on the Internet. What's on the Internet isn't always true. I've grow up in the age of the Internet. You see what I'm saying? Right? Just because there's a tweet from something you don't know, and you can't attribute it and source it to does not mean it is actual proof. You gotta dig and dig and dig and dig and it's very difficult to do instead of spreading. That's all your people in saying, Look at what I found. Spread it to your people and say, Hey, guys, let's look into this oversee. Let's see if this is true because this is like This is crazy instead of spreading it as truth and being part of the problem. Spread it to your people and say, Can someone investigate this? What we get? Let's look into this. I don't know. Dig a little deeper. I'll tell you what. When you said when, When Rob said, build a case. Here's another tactic do with the left it The left it with anti fun with lifted with the writers and the BLM protests and the jazz and the like. Ignored him. Almost acted like they weren't there. No, not to see their..