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Government Drops Drunken Driving Charge Against Bruce Springsteen Stemming From An Incident In New Jersey

KCBS Radio Afternoon News

00:24 sec | 2 hrs ago

Government Drops Drunken Driving Charge Against Bruce Springsteen Stemming From An Incident In New Jersey

"Aboard. The government dropped drunken driving and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen today stemming from an incident in November, admitting that the rockers blood alcohol level was so low that it didn't warrant the charges. Springsteen pleaded guilty to a third charge consuming alcohol in a closed area that references the Gateway National Recreation Area. The judge fined him $500 plus $40 in

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6 board members resign from Texas power grid operator after millions lose power after winter storm

Pacifica Evening News

02:33 min | 2 hrs ago

6 board members resign from Texas power grid operator after millions lose power after winter storm

"All six board members of the Texas power grid operator called ERCOT. Have resigned. The announcement follows outrage over more than four million customers losing their power during a deadly winter freeze last week and estimated three dozen people died in Texas. All of the board directors stepping down live outside of the state. The resignations are effective today. Tomorrow committees and both the Texas House and Senate will begin investigations into what caused millions of people to lose power during the crippling winter storm last week. And a state religious group is urging residents to participate in the proceedings, Roz Brown reports. Be more head with Texas Impact says those affected by the storm need to stop asking whose fault the crisis was and start asking how to prevent such failures in the future, she says, much like Hurricane Harvey State lawmakers had plenty of warning about extreme weather events but have repeatedly rejected opportunities to prepare. We've had seven major disaster declarations and Texas just since Harvey and sooner or later faith community and other responders have to say failure to plan on your power. Does not constitute an emergency on our part, Mayors in 16, Texas cities have sent a letter to the president and CEO of the Energy Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT. The state's electric grid operator, demanding he cooperate with investigations into what left millions without power. Moorehead says it's easy to point the finger at her cot. But she wants voters to contact lawmakers with concerns since they're the ones who approved the policies that left homes and businesses vulnerable to the catastrophe. She says. Texans of Faith have been extremely generous and providing funds to their congregations during the pandemic, But many are still helping with the cleanup from Hurricane Harvey in the same communities hit again by the Winter storm. What happened in Texas last week is a systems problem, and it needs a system solution. Faith communities can be depended on for charity, but it takes government to reform major systems. Communities and family members of people who died in the outages have already filed lawsuits against her cot on Lee invited testimony will be allowed at Thursday's hearings, which began at 9 A.m.. But Texans will be allowed to submit written statements to the House Elektronik Lee through a portal during the meeting. As of Tuesday, the Senate had not provided information on how to

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Amid surge, US tries to expedite release of migrant children

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 6 hrs ago

Amid surge, US tries to expedite release of migrant children

"The Biden administration's working to speed up the release of immigrant children from holding facilities and send them to relatives or sponsors the department of health and Human Services has authorized operators of long term facilities to pay for flights and transportation for some children to get them to the homes of their sponsors under current guidelines the sponsors have to foot the bill which can be over a thousand dollars a child now government money can be spent at the family can't afford it according to a memo obtained by the Associated Press the government's reduced capacity at holding facilities because of coal bed but border patrol picks up about two hundred youngsters a day the national center for youth law a plug the idea of paying for transportation but calls on the bite in administration to find more ways to release children even faster Jackie Quinn Washington

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Biden administration withdraws from transgender athlete case

Sean Hannity

00:36 sec | 6 hrs ago

Biden administration withdraws from transgender athlete case

"Biden administration withdrawing support for a federal lawsuit in Connecticut seeking to ban transgender athletes from competing and girls high school sports. The move is a reversal of former Attorney General William Barr support of a lawsuit filed by female runners who claim they've been robbed of state titles by transgender athletes. In court documents, the Justice Department said the government has reconsidered the matter. And hereby notifies the court that it withdraws his statement of interest. Backers of lawsuits argue trance female athletes have a natural and unfair advantage over competitors who were born female. The White House has referred the matter to university, saying trance rights are

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Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped

Colleen and Bradley

00:36 sec | 9 hrs ago

Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped

"Guilty to charges that he drank alcohol at New Jersey Sandy Hook National Recreation area, despite knowing that it was prohibited. Bruce admitted to having two small shots of tequila and a virtual appearance before the New Jersey Federal Court. The plea came after federal prosecutors agreed to drop charges that Springsteen was operating his motorcycle under the influence. And driving recklessly. Charges at the assistant US attorney said the government would not be able to prove especially considering that Bruce admitted to a breath test at the Ranger station and his blood alcohol level was only 0.2. It's well under the legal limit such a weird

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Elizabeth Holmes denies destroying evidence in Theranos case

Squawk Pod

01:10 min | 10 hrs ago

Elizabeth Holmes denies destroying evidence in Theranos case

"There is a new development in the theranos elizabeth holmes case it came late last night and attorneys for homes accused the government of losing a database that contained three years worth of accuracy and failure rates. If there are knows tests prosecutors alleged that theranos executives destroyed that database because it proved that the blood testing private product was inaccurate. This argument over testing evidence will be argued out before a judge next month and that will set the stage for homes as much awaited trial which is set to begin in july. This is really kinda complicated but the government the prosecutors say that they asked for this information they were given a backup drive that their executives gave them the drive. They forgot the password that they had sat on it They say that they are knows. People forgot the password that was set on it. They asked for this back in two thousand and eighteen. And i think three months later the main the main computer system the the database was destroyed after that they say it was done intentionally the prosecutors say that they have email evidence that shows that this was done intentionally but this is going to be just another step and incredibly compelling argument that we've watched back and forth.

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Conviction in landmark case over Syrian government torture

Not Too Shabby

00:51 sec | 10 hrs ago

Conviction in landmark case over Syrian government torture

"The German foreign minister. Hi comas has welcomed the conviction of a former Syrian secret policemen on charges of complicity in crimes against humanity. The court jailed I'll eyeball Ghareeb for 4.5 years. Jeremy Bowen reports. The convicted man he had al Carib was a relatively low level operative among thousands of others in the Syrian regime's highly developed network of coercion and repression. He rounded up suspects who were later tortured and killed at a time in 2011. When the uprising against President Bashar al Assad was gaining strength on the regime was hitting back hard. The verdict is a legal landmark. The prosecution was intended as a test case to build up a body of evidence about the actions of the regime of President Assad that could be used in other trials, not

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Genocide, why won't world leaders call it what it is?

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:29 min | 10 hrs ago

Genocide, why won't world leaders call it what it is?

"Sounds like term from antiquity. The kind of thing that there might have been an eleventh commandment forbidding it is not the word dates from as recently as nineteen forty four when it was coined by the polish lawyer raphael lampkin to define the holocaust he survived and which dozens of his family did not genocide is also a relatively modern crime though. Humans have fought clan clan tribe on faith on faith and nation or nation for as long as they have been humans. The ambition of completely wiping out an entire bunch of people was substantially thwarted for most of history by the limits of technology. They are arguably cases to be made for rome's destruction of coffee in one hundred and forty six bc and athens conquest of mills to hundred and seventy years before that but the industrialization of extermination is in general and as raffaelle lincoln recognized name modern blights pilot. And i think that's the spirit. The unanimous bill family the biscuit behind by all allstate ratified mile parliaments at the earliest date inaudible advised acumen rights. Forgive given the protection of international law for the sake of progress and international. Lincoln's legacy is the un's nineteen forty eight convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide and the row continuing unto the present day over what genocide means who is entitled to accuse him of committing it. And what should be done about it if someone has this week. Canada became the second country to officially describe china's repressions of it's largely muslim week minority as genocide. Well after a fashion though the motion passed parliament. Two hundred and sixty six votes to zip canada's prime minister justin trudeau and most of his cabinet sat out. The motion was put forward by the conservatives. Who called on the liberals to send a united message about human rights. The vote was non-binding although it was backed by all opposition parties and some members of trudeau's own liberal party with the pragmatism or cowardice or a bit from column a and a bit from column be this abstention highlights the reason that governments are often pretty reticent about accusing anybody else of genocide. The convention on genocide does not merely oblige signatories to not commit genocide. It obliges them to act if someone else does. It's right there in article one. The contracting parties confirmed that genocide where the committed in time of peace or in time of war is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish the trouble with invoking. The g word is that it implicitly summons an assumption of accompanying action which puts into context the motivations of the first country to accused china genocide against the week as the united states in the very lost hours of president. Donald trump's term so possibly laissez noble statement of principle and more the diplomatic equivalent of sewing prunes into the curtains vixen incoming tenant although intriguingly president joe biden's administration has thus far stood by the declaration. We're going to stop the chinese from their actions. We should be gone to the un immediately and so at sanctions against them in the united nations. For what they did. We have to be firm. We don't have to go to war but we have to make it clear. This is as far as you go. China the difficulty is that stopping the genocide very often necessitates confronting the people committing it and this can be risky expensive and difficult to sell to voters whose interest in the travails of people in place. They couldn't point to on globe cannot be taken for granted. This is the conundrum that to site. One inglorious example lead to the us administration of president bill clinton wintering squeamishly about act of genocide in rwanda in nineteen ninety-four had the us formally called the acts of genocide. An actual genocide questions might have been asked about why words were not being accompanied by the eighty second airborne

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A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed up

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 11 hrs ago

A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed up

"It's been two months since the European union's vaccination program began but the twenty seven nation bloc is still struggling to get up to speed ET design meeting to jump start the process fearing that new virus variants might spread faster than Europe's response in the video conference the leaders will look at ways to improve the rainouts they will as the vaccine makers to respect the terms of the contracts as well as trying to fall straight faxing authorizations as the bloke scrambles to boost its vaccine program France's government spokesman Gabriel lifestyle says something needs to be done soon the number of new Kevin nineteen cases decreased by ten percent last week and increased by nearly ten percent this week the situation is worsening and it is actually worrying I'm Karen Thomas

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CIA Nominee William Burns Talks Tough On China

Glenn Beck

00:41 sec | 12 hrs ago

CIA Nominee William Burns Talks Tough On China

"Calling predatory leadership the biggest geopolitical test for the U. S. Crosses. Sharon help earn is live on Capitol Hill. William Burns just Abide administration sees out competing China as a national security priority describing she's government is a formidable authoritarians adversary methodically strengthening its capabilities to steal intellectual property. Repressed its own people bully its neighbors, expand its global reach and build influence in American society. Burns told the Senate Intelligence Committee. He would recommend US colleges close Chinese government linked programs on their campuses. Burns has been a career diplomat serving as U. S ambassador and Jordan and Russia. Lisa Thanks. Jared America is

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What happens if you get the wrong dose?

Coronacast

02:38 min | 12 hrs ago

What happens if you get the wrong dose?

"And so norman vaccine relative happening the government indicated earlier this week. That in the role that they were going to be mistakes made and we saw one of your day. We saw an idea year old man and a ninety four year old woman in brisbane though given the incorrect dose of the five vaccine and they're not sure it's all under investigation at the moment. They may have been given up to four times the amount of vaccine. So can you guys on a vaccine is it. Is it a safety problem. And what have health authorities done right and wrong in this situation. Well the first thing i want to do is give a huge shy type on this to both the commonwealth and queensland health because this is the textbook way so if you are feeling a corpus are unsettled about this in terms of the rollout of the vaccine i on the other hand find this reassuring hugely reassuring because what happened here was. Let's just go through it. There was a mistake. Made the nurse notice it and called it out and the authorities have not hidden it. They've been transparent about it and there's going to be an investigation and we'll learn from it. That's exactly the way safety and quality should work in healthcare. Mistakes will occur all the time. This just not happen more than once. It's unfortunate for the people who experienced them but human error is inevitable but the way to deal with it. Is that anybody who sees a mistake. Be able to call it out so for example if you're a daughter scrub nursing theater and you see a senior surgeon to making a mistake you call them out on and you are transparent about it. You don't hide it and so nothing has been hidden here since gives me huge confidence that the system is going to be safe and protect against human error. So i'm i'm reassured. By second thing is what about the man and the woman who were immunized. Is this a risk for them. The have been trials of the pfizer vaccine where they have tried out higher doses and my understanding is that those higher doses where safe did not produce side effects. And i think what's happened probably over. The course of the trial is to preserve the vaccine. They've tried to fight the lowest does. That's most effective and that'll be the does that's being administered. Not in theory. You could possibly get out of over reaction in the immune system. That's possible particularly with these mini vaccines but the fact that these people are elderly. They've got reduced immunity in the first place. And it's unlikely you're going to get that problem so you can have problems with too much vaccine. But hopefully they will be fine

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House to vote on $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill this week

Morning Edition

03:29 min | 12 hrs ago

House to vote on $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill this week

"Trillion coronavirus Relief bill will go to a vote this week. Republicans in Congress say it is too much money. Here's Congressman James Comber from Kentucky. Congress already appropriated $150 billion in the cares act for state and local governments. And not all this money's been spent. So the Biden administration is looking outside of Washington, D. C to build their case. Here's NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith. When Mesa Arizona Mayor John Giles looks out his window at City Hall, he can see the convention center. It's become a hub for those seeking help in the pandemic. And on alternating days it is people that are there too. Up there drunk and get £50 of food, putting their trump or its people. They're waiting in line to get the vaccine. So it's a pretty sobering view from the mayor's office. His city got $90 million in relief funds last spring spent it all and Giles says they easily could have filed receipts for double that. Sobering view from his office window explains why this Republican mayor is pushing hard for the $350 billion in funding for state and local governments in the bill. You know this is it's just too important to engage in silly partisan debates. Most cities and towns didn't get direct help, like Mesa did. They had to wait for it to trickle down through their states and counties. The deadline to spend it isn't until the end of this year, so some are trying to make it last as they manage strapped budgets. For months now, a bipartisan group of mayors has been pushing for more. In July. We called ourselves July or bust. That's Dayton, Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat. Her city's budget has been slammed by the pandemic so much so that she isn't sure they'll be able to train a new class of police officers or firefighters. This year. We're not like the federal government, we have to have a balanced budget. So if we don't get a federal money, no fire class Dayton is recruiting new firefighters and police officers but may not be able to bring them on board without more money. When it comes to the schools. It's a similar story. Congress has approved about $68 billion so far for K 12 schools. Well, not all of the funds have been spent. Education officials say the money is spoken for, and they need more. In Pennsylvania Palisades School District Superintendent Bridget O'Connell says they were able to reopen in the fall. And that meant hiring more teachers to reduce class sizes and to teach online So it is a staff intensive endeavor to educate kids during a pandemic Staff aren't paid up front, which is one reason why it may look like funds or unspent. And the bulk of the money Congress approved for schools last year is just now going out. Superintendent Sean Record from Pema, Arizona on Lee found out last week how much his district can expect to get. I have a list of all you know of things that we need in order to be able to You know, provide better social distancing more safety for teachers, more safety for students. They've been open nearly full time since the fall making do with the money. They have his message to critics who point to unspent funds and say schools don't need more. It isn't a light switch. The money doesn't get approved one day and spent the next And that's why President Biden and Democrats are pushing ahead with new funding and say they can't wait for Republicans in Congress to come around tomorrow. Keith NPR news

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Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine is effective, FDA says

KCBS Radio Morning News

00:53 sec | 15 hrs ago

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine is effective, FDA says

"Is in from the government on a third Corona virus vaccine for the U. S. CBS is Candy. McCormack has late breaking details. The FDA says the Johnson and Johnson one shot vaccine appears safe and effective, and that paves the way for its emergency use authorization. The FDA panel of independent experts meets Friday. Vaccine has been shown to be 66% effective in preventing covert 19 against multiple variants with greater or lesser degrees, depending on the country. A global trial last month involved more than 40,000 people, FDA documents show Just three trial recipients had severe adverse reactions. Vaccine has proven 85% effective against severe cases of Cove it. Medical experts expect the initial supply of the Johnson and Johnson shot will help ease demand for vaccines. Yesterday, the White House announced states would begin receiving one million more shots a week.

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Why Beef Isn’t The Enemy

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

04:00 min | 17 hrs ago

Why Beef Isn’t The Enemy

"I want to sort of elephant room. Which is the conversation about meat. Itself is a good for you. Is it bad for. You is bad for the planet is a good for the planet is bad for the animals. Is it okay to eat animals. Because the conversation it's really emerging in many many circles is that we should become vegan or to save our health and save the planet. And you put up a very different conversation about this How how do we become to understand. That beef is the enemy and and why why is why is it not absolutely i mean. There's a series of cultural conversations. That happened after the industrialization of beef production that shifted the arctic millennials reviewed beef. You know the narrative. Well i'll repeat it. The broad brushstrokes. That story after the second world war we had a major consolidation agriculture many of the ammunition factories converted to fertilizer factories. Which made we had basically a vast infrastructure loot fertilizer factories. That were ready to go. We started to make fertilizer much much cheaper. We had a bigger industrialisation of agriculture. At the same time we had a different approach towards food security is what we call them today but the government after the second world war and around that time was very concerned about america autonomy understandably and invested in systems that ensure that we had enough corn wheat rice soy those key crops and a few others cotton sorghum tobacco that we had those introduced in volume sufficient to feed the american public in the us. The conflans those two things is an overabundance of food crops starting in the fifties that we began to understandably redivert to be feed developed. The world service's in too much food so we feed. It does something else right and the thing is to mark. It's a bunch of rational things that we did right. We are like okay. I don't wanna have another. You know victory gardens and terrifying end of the world scenario. Understand right we have all these huge factories that we need to do something else with understand. These are all rational economic. It was good. It was good intentions with bad consequences and longer term consequences. You know these are sort of short term pivots responses. I think sometimes. And i do agree with some of the broader kind of conspiracies time around big ag but the way that it's been built up i think was a normal reaction to a bunch of social and economic forces and so we ended up with though is by the fifties we were realizing we could get fatter. Beef faster feeding it. Human food right and then about ten years later diet for small planet planet was one of the first book said that hit around those but then by ten years later people started to say but wait a second. This is devastating for the environment. Right because we're basically producing resource intensive crops that are maladaptive for beef diet right And are also bad for the planet being produced at the scale for this usage and effectively we created a very unsustainable beef supply system so the way that it happened is that we pivoted how we produce beef from a natural regenerate traditional system to the modern industrial farm. Yeah and then we started to understand. I'd say they the the response to that was for many people will. We're going to be vegan now the response but just like oh my god. Look what's happening. These factory farms and then of course literature came out. That meat is bad for you as got saturated fat. We shouldn't be eating. It causes heart disease right. Yes yes. And i think a lot of they you know they the conversation around beef and how bad it is a lot of it. I agree with directionally in that confinement. Beef is really bad.

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Trump to attend GOP's spring donor retreat

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

04:34 min | 23 hrs ago

Trump to attend GOP's spring donor retreat

"Trump is scheduled to speak at the cpac conference on sunday while americans go about living their lives. Political reports trump is expected to attend the rnc upcoming spring donor. Retreat in april quote. The rnc's donor. Retreats are a prime stop for future presidential candidates who use the events to establish relationships with wait for it. Major contributors Back with us tonight. Abc veteran washington journalists and associate editor and columnist over a real clear politics and matthew. Dowd he is the founder of country over party. We should point out. He is a texan. Who has a new appreciation for a hot shower. Since the cold dark outage of late and in the past matthew was chief strategist for the bush. Cheney presidential effort Back in oh four Welcome to you both. Ab you right with your usual candor and clarity quote just six weeks. After a deadly insurrection against the us government republicans are past their horror and hopping eagerly back on the trump train. The new twenty twenty one ticket price. They must buy into his big lie. That brings us to the question a. b. if trump is the banner under which they all must run under which they all must try to raise money he lost. How can that be a winning strategy. Whatever he says goes so you saw that. Nothing made it more clear than the house. Gop whip steve scalise going on tv. The sunday after his visit mar-a-lago where apparently they just talked about their families and how chill and relaxed. The president has been in his post presidency period at his resort and he just could not bring himself to say that this was a free and fair election. He said yes. Legitimately biden one when he was pressed by jonathan karl of abc news because elector said that on december fourteenth basically. He said a lot of sing. Swing states just didn't follow their own state laws and a lot of people are very concerned so what you do is instead of spreading the big lie. You never defy trump. You never disavow it and you never spell it you sit and you never discuss. How pernicious and dangerous. It is liz cheney and adam her and others have you just sort of try to circle around it because quote your constituents buy into it. And that's what's gonna keep you in trump's orbit if you want to keep your job in twenty twenty two. Matt voters have a funny way of kind of market testing ideas on their own and figuring out what. And what's gonna fly. How is this gonna fly especially in republican tightly contested suburban races two years from now. Well i think it does well in republican primaries. So i think that's the issue and that's the real problem for the republicans right now. They know that. Donald trump tests eighty eighty five percent popularity among the voters at will participate in republican primaries even in republican primaries in purple states or in suburban districts. That are swing districts. The problem is every time they venture into capturing that republican primary voth it more and more offense the people in the general election so it gets okay in a red state or deep red district to do that but when you start to try to win in suburban areas around houston suburban areas around dallas suburban areas in michigan suburban areas in california. It becomes exceedingly problematic. An i think that's the problem there in though it doesn't seem like they're in any way trying to confront that general election problem that they just keep pushing that often it's somehow they think is going to solve itself. It's almost as if they're going through this primary. They did in two thousand fifteen in twenty sixteen where they thought that donald trump problem would salve itself or he would peter out or nobody would deal within or somebody else would handle it and they didn't have to and then what they ended up having donald trump the republican nominee and then donald trump the republican president and now donald trump the republican president. So i do think it's his party. I don't think there's any question anymore that it's donald. The drill pay party is now the trump party and everything that donald trump does from town to what he cares about to. The conspiracy pushes is the republican party.

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interview with Jessica Lessin

Skimm'd from The Couch

03:57 min | 1 d ago

interview with Jessica Lessin

"Jessica thank you for joining me and welcome to skin from the couch. Thanks for having me carly. I love listening to this podcast. So i'm thrilled to be here. I was saying just as you got kinda miked up. Its feels very weird to be on the other side of interviewing journalists like you but we're going to jump into it which is first question. I'm a standard question. Skim your resume. I wanted to be a reporter For as long as i can remember and had a series of internships starting in high school at my local newspaper where i wrote about why there were so many nail salons and how they could all stay in business so didn't really have a sense of supply and demand back then but was interested in in poking my nose around i then interned at the associated press the boston globe and the wall street journal and clung to that internship so that they would not let me leave the building and convince them to hire me so i worked as a tech reporter at the journal for eight years covering everything from the rise of online video to apple to google yahoo the rise of the internet. If you will that be took me out to san francisco and then after eight years at the journal i loved covering the tech industry and it seemed to me. That tac was disrupting news in very very fundamental ways most significantly. It was getting publishers obsessed with online advertising and traffic in a way that i felt was really lowering. The quality of news content and so i launched the information as a subscription business to swing back to quality over quantity and i guess seven years in We have one of the largest newsrooms of tech reporters around the world in her breaking major stories every day. We're going to dig into so much of that. But i'm curious. What would people be surprised to learn about you. I think probably many many things. But probably that i never ever ever thought i was going to start a company i actually remember grousing to my husband. You know maybe a decade ago. Why is everyone leaving. Big company jobs to start a company in the world be better if they were adding their talents and energies sort of into the traditional system. So i i. I think even wrote a story at the journal about like you know. There are too many entrepreneurs or something to that vein but you know lo and behold eventually you catch the edge and i think the world is just made starting a company so i was gonna say appealing but as you know carly times is quite tough Be anything appealing but it just felt like there was a huge opportunity and i went for it but it was quite a swing from sort of being very down on entrepreneurship to becoming one. You mentioned in your skin of your bio that you began your journalism career at a young age and went onto the crimson while. You're harvard We're able to turn internship into a job at the journal. I think that the one of the most popular questions that we get asked. How do i turn my internship into the full-time. What is your advice on how to do that. Don't leave the buildings that was really my advice and so i kind of lucked out. Because i was working on this big project. It was on the salary data that the government was putting out it a once in every year report about what was having to wages across a huge number of jobs and i had planned a really big feature with my editor on this and they push back the release date and so i said i i got it right this story you know you don't wanna miss this big feature in the journal you had an approval process for big features in the had been approved and all of that and so you know my internship was supposed to be up august whatever. The data was coming out first week in september and i just sort of made the case to literally extend my security badge access

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Facebook to lift Australia news ban, pay media companies for content

Daily Tech News Show

02:09 min | 1 d ago

Facebook to lift Australia news ban, pay media companies for content

"A little bit about peace in australia. The australian government has agreed to amendments to its proposed media code and facebook says that within the coming days it will no longer block australia new sources on its platform. The amendments are going to change four things about the news media and digital platforms mandatory bargaining code. That's the one that says you have to pay news publishers in australia. If your facebook or google well. It might not apply to facebook and google anymore. The first is about how a platform qualifies for the law. One of the reasons only facebook and google qualified to be subject to the code under its original. Drafting was because of the way. They measured significant bargaining power imbalance. Now with these new amendments to designate. a platform is subject to the code. The government must also consider not only the bargaining power imbalance but whether there are commercial agreements being made with news companies. Already which as we know. Google has done and now it looks like facebook is about to start doing so conceivably the deals google has made could exempt them from being subject to the code at all and facebook makes the right deals. Sounds like maybe they could be exempt from the code. The government now has to give one month notice if a platform is going to be subject to the new code that probably is to give companies time to strike deals and avoid being subject to the law. Companies will not be penalized for striking different deals with different companies. Giving them some latitude negotiate ahead of time and if a platform was subject to the code they now have two months to negotiate a deal before being forced into arbitration so kicking. That can down the road a little even at the very end facebook got to work and reached a deal with seven west media already to provide news. Facebook has a special news section to showcase news partnerships in other markets. Besides australia and it's expected to launch similar features in australia. So seven west. The i expect expect nine entertainment and news corp follow along if this is all gonna go smoothly. The legislation is expected to pass as early as wednesday after which treasurer frieden berg would begin determining which platforms if any it applies

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Illinois lawmaker seeks ban of Grand Theft Auto game following rise in carjackings

Dana Loesch

01:29 min | 1 d ago

Illinois lawmaker seeks ban of Grand Theft Auto game following rise in carjackings

"Comes from Fox five and Washington, D. C. Illinois lawmakers want to ban Grand Theft Auto amid spike in Carjackings Uh, I don't know it pour all the bourbon you want. That is as ridiculous that's government. End of less. Thank you. Cleveland Good nights. This is a real this is true. State represented Marcus Evans. Creating legislation. To amend the 2012 law preventing some great games including Grant death, Otto From being sold to Children in Illinois. Former police officer was car jacked in his own driveway in the south suburbs. Wow, that Z pretty rough. These guys feel like they're going to get right back out, especially since they are juveniles. Get, according to a DePaul university, a psychology professor. The game could be the cause of the violence. But it's not the only factor. Well, thank goodness. It's the video game. We're still doing this. We're still blaming the video game, okay? What? How many things are are we now going to get into Where is the personal responsibilities factor in all of these things? All the problems Illinois has.

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"us government" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

The Brookings Cafeteria

08:12 min | 5 d ago

"us government" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

"Knowledge but we have a federal state local government and we have an enormous federal government. That doesn't necessarily talk to each other. You find these things out by running through scenarios now the military has been doing scenario. Planning they call it war gaming for many many decades in the domestic side. It's just not as commonly used and for one very simple reason. It's very expensive okay. In terms of personality cetera. The second thing. I advocate is surge capacity. Now in the military we have surged capacity via the national guard and via the reserve troops and this enables us to keep a standing military of about one point four million active duty but enables us to ramp up very quickly with other people and other personnel and other skills very quickly from the reserves. Obviously we could use surge capacity in the healthcare system. That's one of the things that corona virus has shown us very clearly we need to have surge capacity for treating people during pandemics for delivering vaccines. Do we want to create a permanent standing entity around the pandemic. No because they don't very often but when they do you need to be able to ramp up quickly. The third one is dual use technology. The military understood a few decades ago basically in the clinton administration that there were a lot of commercial technologies that could in fact be simply converted to military use and this was much cheaper in terms of development. It was just much more efficient way to do business so they started identifying and talking and changing procurement to look at dual. Use technologies. again. If you take that concept to a pandemic drugs that are used for one thing that could easily treat something else becomes a dual use technology and there are many many aspects of this that really fit well in the medical field and finally it is just simply leadership to make all this happen. You need competent leadership and you need leaders who know something about government to we've government together one of the reasons. Donald trump is no longer president. Is that it was very clear. He had no idea what the defense production act was until somebody mentioned it to him nor could he use that concept to do what needed to be done. In the spring it was all about testing and then as time went on they did use more of it in terms of vaccine creation manufacturing. But the fact is that to respond quickly. You need leaders. Who are familiar with all the parts all the moving parts and who can put these parts together and that means frankly we can't keep electing people don't know anything about government that's not a liberal or a conservative statement but i want to make that very clear. Okay you can look at the people who ran against donald trump in the twenty sixteen primaries and there are a whole bunch of them. Lindsey graham marco rubio chris christie. Who would have done a much better. Job ted cruz. Who clearly would have done a much better job in this pandemic than donald trump did mostly because they were familiar with the government and with the sources of power in the government. So i think those are the most important things that we have to move into the next era with. Think what you're saying right. There also is very interesting in terms of the argument that some people have made that government should be run like a business. And i think in all of these areas scenario planning capacity dual use technology and competent leadership. I mean there's some aspects of running a business but it's still not the same. Can you talk about why these recommendations these things that should be incorporated into better government. Really aren't the same as running government like a business. The biggest difference is that business has a clear metric right. It has a profit law statement. And that's basically how businesses organize themselves. Government has very different metrics right. It's saving lives. It's protecting property. It's doing things like that. That are not easily reducible and secondly government as it stands is created to do certain things when you have a disaster. Happening business doesn't do disasters right at. That's not their job. they don't do disasters. You find the most conservative person out there. And if there's a blow up of something in their town chemical factory blows up and burns down a bunch of houses. What's the first thing they say. Where's the government. What was the government doing so the going just does different things than business now at a much lower scale. I participated this myself. When i re reinventing government you can have the army's motor pool. Look to avis to figure out how to efficiently clean cars and turn them around and make them ready to go the next day. So there are definitely operational aspects of government that frankly can learn from business but at the leadership level when you have to respond to life or death crises. There really isn't an analogy and business and somebody skilled in business may or may not know probably may not know how to make a system work before turned to molly and her paper. I'm going to ask you just one more question to follow up on the competent leadership recommendation. It's something you and. I have talked about before previous podcasts. In it's something you've written extensively about in papers on the brookings website. Also you talk about it. The history of it at least in your book primaries political primaries. and that's how can political parties conduct some kind of appear view to make sure that people who have some competency in government. Are there candidates for office well. This is unpopular certainly. It's unpopular statement but political parties have really dropped the ball here. They have got to get back into the business of determining at least impart who their candidate is and whether or not that person is in fact able to be president of the united states. It's a big job. it does not go. it should not go to first timers who've never done anything in government. How you do that in. An era of primaries is pretty difficult pretty controversial but there are some possibilities other political leaders could do something like a vote of confidence or no-confidence in people running for office. That may not count. The mount there may be people in the primaries who still want to vote for that person but frankly just a mark of confidence that yeah this person. I don't agree with their philosophy. They come from this wing of the party not that wing of the party but they would be competent to do. The job is maybe a beginning. Step i don't think we can go back to the era of smoke filled rooms. I mean there's a lot of reasons not to do that but we've also gone too far in the other direction. Wear a demagogue with no governmental. Experience can manage to win the nomination of a major party and nobody can stop him. And i think that's very dangerous. I will refer you all to the book by dan's lad at harvard. How democracies die and one of the things they point out in. There is that in european countries that have withstood takeovers demagogue authoritarian types. It has been the political parties screening candidates that have done that. And i think that's a useful real.

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"us government" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

02:30 min | 2 months ago

"us government" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

"And now for some related links. This story is of course still. Developing the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agencies issued an emergency directive sunday night calling on civilian agencies to immediately stop using solar wind software and chris crabs the fired former head of tweeted his support for what remains of his team crabs his deputy and the head of securing elections at lisa have all left or been fired from the agency. Kim zetter told us and reiterated on twitter but the remaining staffers are professional and more than up to the task. it is still concerning. Of course that there's turnover in the agency right now and turnover in the federal government and the that handoff is still being impeded by the trump administration. Which could make it harder to assess and report the damage from this hacking campaign. And as that are mentioned plenty of right wing and conspiracy sites across the web are working hard to tie this back to the dominion voting machines that they've already lobbed. All kinds of fake claims about the breach was first reported by the cyber security firm. Fire i which itself was hacked as part of this campaign. The company said the attack represented quote top tier tradecraft. More to come on this story. I'm sure and more reading on our website. Marketplace dot org. I'm ali would and that's marketplace tech. This is apn at marketplace. Its generosity from listeners. Like you that keeps our nonprofit newsroom. Going strong and right now facts matter more than ever to say. Thanks for your support. We made a marketplace face mask as a bonus gift it even has adjustable and space to add a filter. Show you care about people around you and about credible news. That has you covered. Give any amount today at marketplace dot org slash give tech to get your marketplace mask that's marketplace dot org slash give tech and thanks this marketplace. Podcast is supported by transfer wise. The smart new way to send and receive money internationally. Transfer wise gives you the real exchange rate. Every time you send money abroad you can even get an account that holds up to fifty four currencies at once and convert between them anytime. Join over eight million customers. In more than eighty countries who are already saving. Try them out for free at transfer. Wise dot com slash marketplace or download the app..

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"us government" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

07:03 min | 2 months ago

"us government" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

"I'm anthony davis the us government in forty eight states and districts sued facebook on wednesday accusing it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller. Competitors and seeking remedies that could include a full spin off of the social networks instagram and whatsapp messaging services. The landmark antitrust lawsuits announced by the federal trade commission. New york attorney general. Letitia james mark the second major government offensive this year against seemingly untouchable tech companies. The justice department sued google in october for abusing. Its dominance in online search and advertising. The government's most significant attempts to betray competition since its historic case against microsoft two decades ago. James noted at a press conference that it's really critically important that we block this predatory acquisition of companies and that we restore confidence to the market. The ftc said facebook had engaged in a systematic strategy to eliminate its competition including by purchasing smaller up and coming rivals like instagram. In two thousand twelve and whatsapp. In twenty fourteen. James echoed that in her press conference saying facebook used its monopoly power to crush smaller rivals and snuff out competition. All at the expense of everyday uses the ftc. Find facebook five billion dollars in two thousand nineteen for privacy violations and instituted new oversight and restrictions on its business. the fine was the largest. The agency has ever levied on tech company or the had no visible impact on facebook's business facebook cold government's actions revisionist history that punishes successful businesses and noted that. The ftc cleared the instagram and whatsapp acquisitions years ago. The government now wants a do over sending a chilling warning to american business that no sale is ever final. Facebook general counsel jennifer newstead said in a statement that echoed the company's response to a recent congressional antitrust probe. Facebook is the world's biggest social network with two point. Seven billion uses an accompany with a market value of nearly eight hundred billion dollars who. Ceo mark zuckerberg is the world's fifth richest individual and the most public face of big tech swagger. Donald trump's high tech weapons deals with the united arab emirates fell short on wednesday in the us senate as trump's fellow republicans opposed resolutions of disapproval seeking to block the sale of drones and advanced f. Thirty five fighter jets. The senate voted fifty forty six and forty nine forty seven mostly along party lines to stop consideration of the resolutions killing them. At least until president-elect. Joe biden takes office on january. Twentieth biden is expected to review the sales early on wednesday. The trump administration had issued a formal notice of its intention to veto the measures if they passed the senate and house of representatives. The white house said the sales support. Us foreign policy and national security objectives by enabling the uae to deter increasing iranian aggressive behavior and threats in the wake of its recent peace deal with israel. Backers of the sale also described the uae as an important us partner in the middle east. The two weapons packages are a major component of planned. Twenty three billion dollars sale of hi tech armaments to the uae opponents said the transactions will being rushed through without sufficient assurances that the equipment would not fall into the wrong hands all fuel instability in the middle east some us lawmakers also criticized the uae for its involvement in the war in yemen conflict considered one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters. The administration told congress in november. It approved the massive sale to the of products from general atomics lockheed martin and raytheon technologies some lawmakers warned that the weapons transfers might violate. Us guarantees that israel will retain a military advantage in the region but israel which enjoys strong supporting. Congress has said it does not object to the sales accusing trump of cutting short or sidestepping. Congress is typical review of major weapons sales. Lawmakers have tried repeatedly during trump's four year presidency to block. He's plans for arms sales. None of the efforts succeeded. Either dying in the republican led senate all if passed failing to win the two-thirds majorities in the senate and house to override trump's vetoes. Us drugmaker fines and its german partner bio and tech said yesterday the documents related to development of their covid nineteen vaccine had been unlawfully accessed in a cyber attack on europe's medicines regulator the european medicines agency which assesses medicines and vaccines for the european union said hours earlier it had been targeted in a cyber attack it gave no further details pfizer and bio and tech said they did not believe any personal data of trial participants had been compromised and had assured us the cyber attack will have no impact on the timeline for its review. It was not immediately clear when or how the attack took place who was responsible. All what other information may have been compromised. Such documents could be extremely valuable to other countries and companies rushing to develop vaccines expert said. The fiso bio intech vaccine is a top contender in the global race. To beat back covid. Nineteen hacking attempts against healthcare and medical organizations have intensified during the covid nineteen pandemic as attackers ranging from state-backed spies to cyber cybercriminals hunt for information. Meanwhile britain's medical regulator warned yesterday that people with a history of serious allergic reaction shouldn't get covid nineteen vaccine from pfizer and bio and tech and investigators looked into whether to reactions on the first day of the vaccination program will linked to the shot. You can subscribe to five minute news on youtube with your preferred podcast app. Ask your smart speaker or enable five minute news as your amazon alexa. Flash briefing scale subscribe rate and review online at five minutes. Dot news five. Minute news is an evergreen podcast covering politics initiative health and climate delivering independent unbiased and essential world news daily..

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"us government" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence in Industry

Artificial Intelligence in Industry

15:59 min | 10 months ago

"us government" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence in Industry

"So Ryan way back in the fall of last year when we first started digging into these documents and to be honest it was you and I that did the analysis but it was you. That really did the digging. There's a lot to get into here and I'm excited about this interview. I wanted to kick us off on. The theme of the Space Race Analogy. There was a lot that came out about kind of US leadership in the race with China. Flesh out that analogy in terms of what you saw in across looking at so many dozens of US strategy. Ai Docs yesterday and we started talking about a number of different topics. And I'm glad we settled on this one. It's been a lot of fun to research and I think the space race is a really good analogy for what's happening in the world right now so the current. Us Administration is even using the terms ai. Race and the reason I like the space race has analogy for the dynamic of technology change and investment between the United States and China is because we do have we have some real elements of of competition. We had a little bit of fear. We have some excitement. We have new technologies that are very powerful which means they can be very good and very bad and to give some more specific context. We've seen the proliferation of Ai Strategies. Formal strategy starting back in two thousand seventeen actually. Canada was first and immediately following that was China and since then many nations have joined with formerly strategies the United States published its formal strategy in two thousand eighteen and in February two thousand nineteen and executive orders signed founding the American artificial intelligence and initiative. And it's been interesting to watch this unfold because we weren't really sure if this was going to be sabre-rattling or if this is going to have much force behind it a similar provisions in that order were fairly vague and what we have seen is that there's been a ravenous appetite for basically throwing at the money at the problem of maintaining. Us leadership in this area. I see a lot of parallels with my understanding of the history of the space race in the actual full report. Obviously you go into so many of the different departments within the US government and look at how many of them are how far along in developing their strategy. So there's a lot of granularity here across different parts of the government when you think about where this China analogy this race with. The great competitor serve. Analogy COMES UP. Is this primarily on the purely dod side of things or does this seem to be for the entirety of sort of Ai Dot Gov for the the US government writ large? Where where does this shine forth through all these different documents departments he and that's a great question so the US Department of Defense in America has for many years been one of the largest forces in the world funding fundamental research and they have absolutely been a global leader for years in the moving forward artificial intelligence this artificial intelligence initiative. As as it's named is it is about getting the entire. Us government onboard and catching up with the US military in some ways so the twenty twenty budget is the first budget with an a section. And there's almost a billion dollars in new nondefense spending and very recently. We also saw a commitment in fact sheet. That's that's not yet formalized but A commitment from the current administration to fund double evatt another billion dollars over the following two years and the leaders of this initiative are among the top scientific and a public leaders know in the US administration at the highest level of a council. We have the director of Darpa and the Director of the National Science Foundation. Doesn't get any higher than that. So there's leadership at the highest levels and what we're seeing a lot of focus in other areas right now but. I think it should be of special interest to people that there are many areas of the economy that are going to be challenged and that are going to be shrinking. There's a lot of concern about in a should should businesses and leaders directing their attention and this is an area where we're not likely to see a decrease of spending we're seeing an historic increase in spending. It's to continue. Yeah I think that's part of the kind of increasing relevance of this document again in the fall when we had set out to say where are the opportunities where where where the opportunities for partnership where the current investments were the critical priorities of the government? Not only four government leaders but for people that want to sell into the government partner with the government. Whatever we didn't have the prescience of the virus but I think now as retail and supply chain finance to some degree or another are really going to be taking a wallop. I think that it's all the more interesting for the folks tuned in here to get a sense of well you know. The government has funds. The government has priorities. That are not fading You know where where are these energies shifting? And so maybe we can get into. I know you talked about kind of rapid budget expansion. We have the twenty twenty budgets. We have what's happening in twenty twenty one obviously the full report we have the pie charts new break things down pretty well as exactly where these funds are headed any kind of preview of what stuck out at you you look at where the funds are going outside of just the military. Where are things headed here? So do you want to focus on where the money's going or really wear at the highest level this we're seeing focus from the US government. Yeah okay well. That's another portion of the report here so one of the things that I liked which is really your idea about halfway into our research was essentially breaking down the critical priorities across all of the US strategy documents that had come out so a lot of formal strategy documents. A lot of stated priorities. How do we congealed them? Find commonalities find the ones that show up the most and that was pretty laborious work going through dozens of articles and press releases. And you know I I was there for that and so there were some themes there that jumped out time and time again and are ubiquitously important. I think for people they're trying to sell the US government to know the underlying motives behind. So many of their initiatives I think is is exceedingly valuable. What are a few of those that are important to know? And and maybe we can preview here. Yeah sure I. I've been happy to do the work. There are a lot of words in these government docks in a lot of government docks to read and one thing that I noticed is yet. There certainly is in evolution of the stated priorities across these published strategies and documents. And you know summaries of the various conferences but I think we came to a really good and very true. Yes summary of of the priorities and it amounts to three sections. There's a ravenous appetite for innovation and support. That has real teeth in muscle bone to it. There is a desire for alignment inside the United States and between the United States and internationally. And there's a desire to enable additional capabilities and an adoption could break down even even furthermore specifically so inside of innovation lots of funding for new fundamental research. The United States has very explicit goal of maintaining leadership. And I think you know depending on who you speak with leadership can you know there are many leaders and part of the dynamic that we see is USA number one. And I hope we can get to this at some point but I think I have a personal view that you know. The space race is a really good analogy. You know so. The space race had created some incredible opportunities and inspired a generation and there is also some fear wrapped up there and and so I really hope that what we can get is the best things that we saw from the Space Race. And also maybe we can maintain some good sportsmanship. Competition can be good but if if we don't we don't make sure that we have good sportsmanship and the US as relationship with its competitors in this area specifically China. Some people may get injured on the field development a US public private partnerships is a huge theme. And it's a great sign. This is not happening. In a vacuum there are increasing opportunities to get engaged with the public their requests for for commentary. And frankly you know. There are really big budgets. They WANNA be spending money with the. Us government doesn't to do this all on. Its own if knows it is going to need help from the smartest people in the world to move this innovation forward and it's asking for proposals So that's the area of innovation in the area of alignment. It is actively moving forward plans for coordination internationally. It wants to form standards and I think a good analogy for the importance of standards is the current state of of the Internet. What http and how is it that? The United States has been so fundamental to the structure of the domain name system and the central routing of domains. It's because the US got involved very early on in the formation of standards and those standards are forming now and so we all have an opportunity to be part of this as important to be aware in sport to know that the people can get engaged and as far as enablement goes. I think there's a there's a lot going on. Obviously right. There's like what is is is that. Is that Terminator so people know. How can they be really effective? What what specific tools can I use? That are out of the box and and it really does depend you know. This is still pretty broad this summary here. Some PEOPLE WANNA get engaged as researchers in fundamental research. Some you know some organizations just have. Cto's who just hey man. I'm overwhelmed with my current stuff like do I need to be worried is is a question a lot of people have you know. Am I GONNA lose ground? If I don't pay attention and you know what can I use? That's going to help you hit the ground running while the. Us is basically willing to pay to get answers to those questions. Because they have a mandate they have to do. This is uncommon knows. It's uncommon in large corporations. To just say hey you need to go definitely spend this money to innovate across every agency and this is essential effort. That's one thing that we're seeing so they are specifically aiming to break down barriers that we prevent innovation a free up the data that all these agencies have get things into the cloud get data so that it can be used in across and between agencies and I think that's the conclusion of the highest level summary that we have for these priorities. Yeah Yeah I mean so. There's there's a lot here. I mean clearly. The China tension is constant. At least from what I've seen of the analysis to China relations are not getting better with this virus. But I certainly hope it doesn't go. You know more south than in any rougher sense at something I might jump in. We are account regarding this race. We're seeing that you know the. Us and China are leading in different ways. The US's is leading in funding Of Fundamental Research but China is leading at adoption for example you know and and when it comes to Cova nineteen China's facial recognition is unsurpassed in the world over they they have been using it preceding the events of in nineteen and they have used it very effectively very quickly four. Tracing they have been using it in the context of biometric a pattern detection. They have police officers in public transit stations who are monitoring people to measure their breathing patterns and detecting fevers in near real time and that's partly using artificial intelligence technology. We're not seeing those things happening.

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"us government" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

10:55 min | 1 year ago

"us government" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

"Join. WMU's Diane ream during the spring of Twenty twenty for a cruise across the coast of Australia and New Zealand. You'll set sail aboard the cruise ship. Silver Muse use from Auckland and crossed the Tasman Sea making stops in Melbourne and Sydney delve into the diverse history of New Zealand and Australia and share the experience danced with WM US Diane Rehm more information is at Diane Ream Dot Org now. Here's in my conversation with outlawed sends Dangar. Her new book is titled Whistle Blowers Honesty and America from Washington to trump. Here's what I don't understand professor. Staying the president has said Ed he deserves to confront not only the whistle blower who because he did not have firsthand knowledge ah the telephone call with ministers landscape but also the person who illegally gate this information information which the President Kohl's largely in correct so that makes me wonder whether the president really understands the law behind the whistle blower yeah. It's very clear he doesn't understand what was blowing going isn't in the American context. You're absolutely right Diane. He has an understanding of whistle boring that is more appropriate in an authoritarian context. It's really interesting but if they start out telling you that was an America's. DNA and we we celebrate with supporting the United States although sometimes as attention wanders they they wind up suffering greatly but he has a understanding of whistleblowing. That's more appropriate for an authoritarian leader American and celebrate whistleblowing but if you look at other countries and the word for whistleblower in foreign languages take for example post communist Europe the word has negative connotations. It means a snitch. It means an informer so whistleblowing as a concept really only make sense in a thriving and flourishing democracy and it's fascinating hey to me that the president is instead insisting on this quite authoritarian un-american understanding of whistleblowing and the rule of law. He's actually actually turn the whistle blower as a traitor or a SPA and he says remember what we used to do with traders ends spies implying. This person should actually be put to death. He seems seems to be throwing stuff up against the wall and seeing what sticks none of it really makes coherent sense but I think it's important to realize that we all just need to stay laser user focused on the substance of the complaint which indicates a cover up of both a national security threat which is shadow foreign policy that he and Juliane Juliane looks like attorney general bar and perhaps even secretary of State Mike Pompeo. We're executing in direct contradiction to the dated policy of the United it states has implemented and pursued by State Department and also for which Congress appropriated funds for military aid to Ukraine so there's the shadow foreign policy the issue that's a national security threat but there's also a threat to democracy from within when you see the president actively encouraging foreigners orders to intervene in our electoral process. This is truly unprecedented because I think it's pretty obvious that Americans should elect public. Officials not foreigners so the content of the complaint is what people should stay focused on you mentioned Secretary State Pompeo we now learned learned he was actually on the coal with Mr Zalewski and he denied that he lives on the coal all so we as Americans do not quite know what they're our officials elected did or appointed are telling their own truth or the real truth. We don't have the the fact and we really need to insist on the distinction between truth and falsehood because you can't have a democracy if you don't insist upon that distinction the leader of the President does not define what truth is the American people get to decide to deliberation what the truth is in the thing to stay focused on again because because there's so much noise surrounding this is why are officials lying in whistleblowers. I show throughout American history. That was exposed secrets that elites. It's wont just keep hidden and for good reason with Lawrence often expose corruption which is a pursuit of private interest when you're a public official so when elites lie that's often a red flag that your aunt some kind of wrongdoing and we're going to see more in the days ahead you described uh-huh. Stephen Miller the senior adviser to President Trump said on Fox News last Sunday as Orwellian we've been on. What basis do you say that this was a partisan hit job first of all. If you read the seven page Little Nancy drew novel that the whistle sewer put together it drips with condescension righteous indignation and contempt for the president is also ludicrous on its face. It is rather Orwellian Leeann because the thing I'm struck by is that the president and his various associates don't seem to have an understanding of how the rule of law is supposed to operate operate how impartial justice supposed to operate even what public service is the president seems to think that his associates the Attorney General National Security Adviser and everyone have sworn allegiance to the president but they've actually sworn an oath to preserve protect and defend the the constitution of the United States and what's interesting to me as a student of politics in other countries is that this is very similar to the sort of of understanding you saw in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy where the intelligence community there swore an oath of allegiance to supreme leader not to the constitution so this is very un-american. The president has also said he believes there was political bias involved involved. Have you read the so blower complaint. It's entirety. Yes absolutely I have and what's striking about. It is how lucid lucid it is and how well written it is and that's why it's really struck a chord but what's up blowing is not a partisan issue. It's really an American an issue and people who argue that the whistleblowers partisan aren't understanding. What's lower is as defined by American law. They have an obligation to report wrongdoing when they see it now one of the lawyers. Andrew because representing the whistle blower sent a letter to the Congress expressing fears for his clients safety and siding remarks that the president himself has made which we've already referred to what is to prevent someone in civilian hi from taking action against this person. It's very worrisome because they're diehard. Trump supporters who when given the kind of dog whistles can follow through and ruined the lives of people who disagree with the president. We don't do that in American politics. That sounds more like a Mafia operation. You know it's hardly unusual for American residents to punish leakers. We can recall. Edward Stone Tone was the seventh person the Obama Administration charged with violating the espionage act and previously only nine individuals profit over the entire acts existence but donald well trump is really the first president to celebrate for an electoral interference will actively seek to intimidate and shutdown institutions designed to keep government accountable accountable to the people. I think he's also the first concurs supporters to retaliate against a whistle blower one last question. Can you define for us the the difference between civil disobedience and whistle blowers. That's a great question because in my book I it's a cousin of civil disobedience but really slightly different whistleblowers are insiders who suppose misconduct civil disobedience on the other a hand breaks the law you notice to show that the law is unjust so Rosa parks moves to the front of the bus breaks the law and in so doing enclosed laws ridiculous. That's not the case with whistle blowers in the intelligence community. They're breaking the law to be sure because they're releasing classified information but at the same time they're not indicating laws. Just they're doing it for the higher cause of pulling the rule of law in American Democracy Allison's awesome strength or I want to thank you so much for joining us and helping us understand both the risks a head as well as the importance of learning everything that this was so blower has to say how important all of that is who our democratic way of light. It's an honor and privilege speed. I N thanks for having me. That's all for today find us on facebook and twitter or sent his email l. d. r. podcast dead deputy away and you dot. Org Our theme music is composed by Jim Bromberg and then Atlantans for nearly this show is produced by Rebecca Kaufman and Alison Brody our engineers this week our Clip Gallagher Natalie your liquor as always thanks for listening. I'm Diane Ream.

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"us government" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

The Diane Rehm Show

10:36 min | 1 year ago

"us government" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

"Join. WMU's Diane ream for a voyage across New Zealand and the southeastern coast of Australia in the spring of twenty twenty more about the eighteen day cruise aboard the ship Silver Muse is at Diane Ream Dot Org now here the registered my conversation with outlawed sends Dangar. Her new book is titled Whistle Blowers Honesty in America from Washington to trump. Here's what I don't understand professor staying the president has said he deserves to confront front not only the whistle blower who because he did not have firsthand now the telephone call with Ms Lewinsky but also the person who it legally gave this information which the president calls goals largely in correct so that makes me wonder whether the president really understands the law behind the lower law yeah it's very clear he doesn't understand what was blowing it and in the American context you're absolutely right Dan. He has an understanding of whistling that is more appropriate in an authoritarian context. It's really interesting because I started out telling you that was blowing long as an America's. DNA and we celebrate with supporting the United States although sometimes as her attention wanders they wind up suffering greatly but he has a understanding of whistleblowing. That's more appropriate for an fourteen leader American celebrate whistleblowing but if you look at other countries word for whistleblower in foreign languages take for example post communist Europe. The word has negative connotations means a snitch. It means an informer so wissel blowing as a concept really only make sense in a thriving and flourishing democracy and it's fascinating to me that the president is instead insisting sitting on this quite authoritarian un-american understanding of whistleblowing and the rule of law. He's actually term the whistle blower our as a traitor or a SPA and he says remember what we used to do with traders ends pies implying that this person should actually be put to death. He seems to be throwing stuff up against the wall and seeing what sticks xe none of it really makes coherent sense but I think it's important to realize that we all just need to stay laser focused on the substance of the complaint which which indicates a cover up of both in national security threat which is the shadow foreign policy that he and Giuliani it looks like attorney general bar and perhaps Stephen Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. We're executing in direct contradiction to the data policy of the United States has implemented and pursued by State Department Emmett and also for which Congress appropriated funds for military aid to Ukraine so there's the shadow foreign policy issue. That's a national security threat but there's there's also a threat to democracy from within when you see the president actively encouraging foreigners to intervene in our electoral process this this is truly unprecedented because I think it's pretty obvious that Americans should elect public. Officials not foreigners so the content of the complaint plane is what people should stay focused on you mentioned secretary of State pump. Ao We now learn he was actually on the coal aw with Mr Zilenski and he denied that he lives on the coal so we as Americans Americans do not quite know what they're our officials elected or appointed are telling their own truth or the real truth. We don't have the fact and we really need to insist senator distinction between truth and falsehood because you can't have a democracy if you don't insist upon that distinction the leader the president does not get to define what truth hit the American people get to decide to deliberation what the truth is in the thing to stay focused on again because there's so much noise surrounding. This is why why are officials lying in Whistler's. I show throughout American history that whistleblowers exposed secrets that elites want to keep hidden and for good reason season was hilarious often expose corruption which isn't pursuit of private interest when you're a public official so when elites lie that's often in a red flag that you're onto some kind of wrongdoing and we're going to see more in the days ahead you describe what Stephen Miller the senior adviser Sir to President Trump said on Fox News last Sunday as or Liens spin on what basis acis. Do you say that this was a partisan hit job first of all. If you read the seven page Little Nancy drew novel that the Whistle Blower put together it drips with condescension. Ryan righteous indignation and contempt for the president is also ludicrous on its face. It is rather Orwellian because the thing I'm struck by is that the president and his various associates don't seem to have an understanding of how the rule of law is supposed to operate how impartial justice is supposed to operate operate even what public services the president seems to think that his associates the torney general national security adviser and everyone has sworn allegiance to the president but they've actually sworn an oath to preserve protect and defend the constitution of the United States and what's interesting to me as a student of politics in other countries is that this is very similar to the sort of understanding you saw in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy where the intelligence community they're sworn oath of allegiance to the supreme leader not to the constitution so this is very un-american. The president distant has also said he blades there was political bias involved. Have you read the whistle so blower complaint in its entirety. Yes absolutely I have and what's striking about. It is how loose it isn't how well written it is and that's why it's really struck a chord but whistle blowing is not a partisan issue. It's really an American issue and people who argue that the whistleblowers Laura's partisan our understanding what was lower is as defined by American law. They have an obligation to report wrongdoing when they see it now one uh of the lawyer. Andrew because representing the whistle blower sent a letter to the Congress expressing fears for his client safety and citing remarks that the Protestant himself has made which we've authority referred to what is to prevent psalm one in civilian life from taking action action against this person. It's very worrisome because they're diehard. Trump supporters who when given the kind of dog whistles can follow through and ruined the lives of people who disagree with the president. We don't do that in American politics. That sounds more like a Mafia operation. You know it's hardly unusual. American doesn't want to punish leakers. We can recall. Edward Stone was the seventh person the Obama Administration charged with violating the espionage act and previously only nine individuals or property over the entire acts existence but donald trump is really the first president to celebrate for an electoral interference. Her parents will actively seek to intimidate and shut down. The women solutions designed to keep government accountable to the people. I think he's also the first one courage supporters to retaliate against a whistle blower one last question. Can you define for us the difference between civil disobedience disobedience and whistle blowers. That's a great question because in my book I got a cousin of civil disobedience but they're really slightly different different. Whistleblowers are insiders who spos- misconduct simple dance on the other hand breaks the law you notice to show the law is unjust. Sir Roseau parts moves to the front of the bus breaks law and in so doing those laws ridiculous. That's not the case as with whistleblowers in the intelligence community. They're breaking the law to be sure because they're releasing classified information but at the same time they're not indicating getting a lot. Just they're doing it for the higher cause of upholding the rule of law in American Democracy Allison's Jank her. I want to thank you so so much for joining us and helping US understand both the risks a head as as well as the importance of learning everything net this whistle blower has to say how important all of that is to our democratic way of life. It's an honor and privilege Diane. Thanks for having me. That's all for today. Find us on facebook and twitter or send us in Email D. R. podcasts dead. WMU Amu Dot org theme music is composed by Jim Bromberg and then Landsberg wonder late the show is produced by Rebecca Kaufman and Alison Brody our engineers this week are clipped gallagher and Natalie Atalay your liquor as always thanks for listening. I'm Diane ream.

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"us government" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

The Diane Rehm Show

05:56 min | 1 year ago

"us government" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

"Since Tanger. Your new book couldn't be more relevant to today's news news. When did you actually begin writing is and why I began renting it about seven years ago. I I had written a previous book book called One Nation under contract the outsourcing of American power and the future foreign policy and that book looked at the privatization of American foreign policy and the the use of contractors and almost every aspect of national security and I realized that business and government were collaborating quite closely and it struck me that we were putting an awful awful lot of faith in our leads to do right by the country rather than just to do right by their own economic interests and so I thought how do we keep our leap leap honest. It seems like a really important question and that's what led me to whistleblowers explained to us when the how the US developed its hits whistleblower protections whistle blowing is really as American as Apple Pie. It's present from seventeen seventy eight before the ratification of the US Constitution. We passed our first whistleblower protection law in that year and we did so in response a to a man named essay coppins who abused his public office for private gain he was the first Commodore Commander in Chief of the US Navy and he defied George Washington on multiple occasions he wouldn't take the US ships to engage the British were general Washington wanted him to engage them he instead took the US Navy to other destinations that served economic interests which were as a Rhode Islander intimately tied up with the slave if trade so this is something that goes way back in our history and it's the reason why you need both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate unanimously agreeing the whistleblower complaint should go forward and it's so interesting because you say in your book that is a miracle the report that finally spurred House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi to launch an impeachment inquiry reached the light of day. Explain why the reason my book shows this amply is because intelligence community whistleblowers are rare occurrences. It doesn't happen very often. The intelligence community has a real culture of secrecy so the very idea of with a blowing seems to be at pods with the institutions agenda where they want to keep secrets in order to keep us safe so one man's national security whistleblower is another man's insider threat in the intelligence community so this is a very fragile system to harvest these complaints and what's more more typical is for them to die on the vine or to be suppressed if you look at Edward Snowden for example he was strongly encouraged to report through the Inspector General Assistant he chose to leave the country to reveal his secrets and he was probably wise to do so because the inspector general of the NSA at at the time of stone leaks a man by the name of Georgia Lard was actually removed from his post in twenty sixteen for retaliating eating against a whistleblower so this is not something that the intelligence community does routinely it goes against their standard operating procedures but I think we're seeing being it because of the grave threat that the current situation poses to national security and this particular complaint apparently just stuck right to the rules all the way through is that correct yes and you have acting director of National Intelligence. James Guar are saying that if followed the rules and was was justified. That's extraordinary because both the acting director of National Intelligence James Maguire and the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson are trump appointees and we all know where the president stands on this whistle blower and his his or her intentions so it. It's a miracle that this complaint has come to light and we should be grateful to this whistleblower for taking great risks for American Democracy Chrissy and the rule of law and yet now the Congress wants to speak with this whistle blower. The question becomes. How do you protect his or her identity. I recall Valerie plane coming forward and she was outed. This is a real concern. Hopefully the whistle blower can testify behind closed doors. There will probably be a great clamoring on the part of the American public to see the whistleblower. Maybe not because this whistleblower is at great risk. We've all seen what the president has said about this. What's the board. He's called him a partisan and and somebody advancing partisan interests within the intelligence community he's called on people to retaliate against lower so this whistle blower isn't isn't danger and we have to take steps to be sure that they're protected. How do we do that. Well Congress can provide right some measure of security and the way they handle it but I think it's incumbent on the American people to insist that whistleblowing American and whistleblower retaliation in Mrs Instance would be completely at odds with our ideals and if there's that public pressure I think you'll see politicians respond to it and make sure there was kept safe. We'll be back with more from Professor Alison Spangler after a short break.

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"us government" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

05:56 min | 1 year ago

"us government" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

"L. Since Dang or your new book couldn't be more relevant to today's news win. Indeed you actually begin writing is and why I began renting it about seven years ago. I I had written a previous book called One Nation under contract the outsourcing American power and the future foreign policy and that book looked at the privatization of American foreign policy and the use of contractors contractors and almost every aspect of national security and I realized that business and government were collaborating quite closely and it struck me that we were putting an awful lot of faith faith in our leads to do right by the country rather than just to do right by their own economic interests and so I thought how do we keep our leap honest. The it seems like a really important question and that's what led me to whistle blowers explain to win the how the US developed its whistle blower blower protections whistle blowing is really as America's Apple Pie. It's present from seventeen seventy eight before the ratification application of the US Constitution. We passed our first whistleblower protection law in that year and we did so in response to a mandate a an essay coppins who abused his public office for private gain he was the first Commodore Commander in Chief of the US Navy and he he he finds George Washington on multiple occasions he wouldn't take the US ships to engage the British were general Washington wanted him to engage them he instead took the US Navy to other destinations that served economic interests which were as a Rhode Islander intimately tied up with the slave trade so so this is something that goes way back in our history and it's the reason why you see Democrats and Republicans in the Senate unanimously agreeing that there was complete should go forward and it's so interesting because you say in your book that is a miracle that the report art that find a spurred House majority leader Dante Pelosi to launch an impeachment inquiry ever reached the light of day explain why the reason and my book shows this amply is because intelligence community whistleblowers are rare occurrences. Iran says it doesn't happen very often. The intelligence community has a real culture of secrecy so the very idea of with a blowing seems to be at odds with the institutions with gender where they wanNA keep secrets in order to keep us safe so one man's national security whistleblowers another man's insider threat threat in the intelligence community so this is a very fragile system to harvest these complaints and what's more typical for them to die on the vine or to be suppressed if you look at Edward Snowden for example he was strongly encouraged to report through the Inspector General System he chose to leave the country to reveal his secrets and he was probably wise to do so because the inspector general of the NSA at the time of of stone leaks a man by the name of Georgia Lard was actually removed from his post in two thousand sixteen for retaliating against a whistleblower so this is not something that the intelligence community does routinely it goes against their standard operating procedures but I think we're seeing it because of the grave threat that the current situation poses a national security and this particular complaint apparently just stuck right to the rules all the way through is that correct yes and you have acting director of National Intelligence James from choir sang that followed the rules and was was justified. That's extraordinary too because both the acting director National Intelligence James Maguire and the Intelligence Elgin Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson are trump appointees and we all know where the president stands on this whistle blower and his or her intentions so it's a miracle that this complaint has come to light and we should be grateful to this whistle blower for taking great risks for American democracy and the rule rule of law now. The Congress wants to speak with this whistleblower. The question becomes how do you protect hacked his or her identity. I recall Valerie plane coming forward and she was outed. This is a real real concern. Hopefully the whistleblower can testify behind closed doors but I there will probably be a great clamoring on the part of the American public to see the whistle or maybe not because this whistleblowers at great risk we've all seen with the president has said about this Lord. He's called him a partisan and somebody convincing partisan interests within the intelligence community. He's called on people to retaliate against the whistle blowers so this whistle blower is in is in danger ranger and we have to take steps to be sure that they're protected. How do we do that. Well Congress can provide some measure sure of security and the way they handle it but I think it's incumbent on the American people to insist that whistleblowing is American and whistleblower retaliation in this instance would it'd be completely at odds with ideals and if there's that public pressure I think you'll see politicians respond to it and make sure there was a blur is kept safe. They will be back with more from Professor Alison Banger after a short break.

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"us government" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

04:37 min | 2 years ago

"us government" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"A unique search engine that finds any words spoken at any video pinup Joe is video platform for people with information to share. An angry repulsed from hallway as it filed suit against the US. This is the marketplace morning report from the BBC World Service. I'm anew on good morning. The Chinese telecom company while away says it suing the US government over a ban on its products the US claims hallways. Equipment could be used by Beijing for spying John sudworth reports from the company's headquarters in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in a conference room located inside hallway sprawling headquarters for global battle over the future of the internet took a new turn the Chinese tech giant announced that it's launching a legal challenge in the US over a law passed last year that bans government agencies from buying it to quit. The US argues that the political realities in China mean all companies all beholden to the will of the Chinese communist party which could use while way to spy on ought to disrupt critical next generation mobile networks, a similar debate. It is now taking place in Europe hallways, chairman Guoping said Washington had not produced any evidence to support the allegation. They US government has alarm branded our as threat, it has hacked off service and the story on our emails and the sauce code these this the US government has never provided any evidence supporting the accusation that highway poses a Sabah securities threat steer the US government is very no effort to smell a company and misled the public about why in Shenzhen China on the BBC's John sudworth for marketplace. Let's do the numbers global stocks are mixed Asian and European markets. Mostly stuttered with no fresh news on the US China trade front, though, Chinese shares edged up. Up. Now, you're central Bank is expected to signal fresh stimulus measures as the single currency block bottles. A slowdown in growth. The BBC's soup ping Chan has more economists like to call him Super Mario Draghi by the president of the European Central Bank was less super and more sober at his last press conference in January the research around the euro area growth outlook, have moved to the downside. In other words growth is slowing and that's making some policymakers nervous class vistas in pantheon macroeconomic says the e c b will be forced to lower its growth forecast for this year from one point seven percent to something closer to one percent. What we're going to see today from these e b is the last major institution accepting the fact that growth rates in the euro zone of close to two percent is now over but what can policy makers do to combat? The slowdown Jack Allen at capital economics says the options are, narrowing typically, the central Bank, would I? Turn two interest rate cuts, but interest rates are already at record lows. The next tool in its arsenal would probably be quantitative easing. But it only ended its quantitative easing program in December. So then it's probably going to turn to what so-called tell tros now, essentially, these are cheap long-term loans to banks with incentives for the banks to loan that money on to households and businesses the might not take action today, but it's likely to come sooner rather than later in London on the BBC soup. Ing Chan for marketplace now globally access to broadband is concentrated in cities. But here in England a tiny cooperative is trying to change that as I found out when I visited a group of locals digging fiber optic cable across fields to farmhouses rural homes and businesses. We're all volunteers, and we're going to get into every property in the parishes. How old are year sixty four sixty five sixty three I'm almost sixty. Shouldn't you be? I dunno playing golf sitting by the fire. Reading a book. This is hard work. This is more phone. Broadband for the rural north or barn is funded and owned by those volunteers and villagers its profits are reinvested locally and customers pay what you and I pay, but they get constant speeds of one gigabyte that's hundreds of times faster than average UK speeds. And now the company wants to crowd fund nearly four million dollars to expand CEO berry..

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"us government" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

04:44 min | 2 years ago

"us government" Discussed on The Young Turks

"And you tell them how great ball sonoma's Dave's. Like did the check clear shed cleared Boston arose wonderful. And he goes on Brazilian TV and pretend to be a liberal doing it. So it is trick after trick. Anna's? Absolutely, right. We're gonna get into details of how similar their propaganda campaigns are in those countries to what you see here in America. Yes. Yes. So let's talk a little bit about what? Freedom of information requests told us about what's going on in Venezuela. So the intercept rights records of tain through the fr- freedom of information act by author and activist Eva goal injure as well as State Department cables disclosed by whistle blower, Chelsea Manning reveal US policy makers sophisticated effort to use atlas think tanks in a long running campaign to destabilize the reign of Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, again, I give you a get the same caveat that Hugo Chavez is not a good person. What he's doing in? Venezuela is wrong. He is a thorn -tarian now, though Doro who I I'm sorry. Yes. Madeira who follow charges? So you know in in covering the Venezuela aspect of this. We're not trying to defend the current leader of Venezuelan. What's going on? However that is being exploited by business interests here in the United States in order to essentially increase their profits through regime change now through recent investigation, though, recent investigations have shed light on the role of powerful conservative billionaires such as the coke brothers in developing a business friendly version of libertarian thought the atlas network which receives funding from coke foundations has recreated methods honed in the western world for developing countries. Now, this is where you should pay attention. Because what we're seeing here in the United States is definitely happening in these countries. They are infiltrating academic academies. They are working with millennial activists and essentially spreading their propaganda to them and convincing them to rise up against the current regimes. In these Latin American countries as early as nineteen Ninety-Eight said decided Libertad atlas flagship. Think-tank in Caracas Venezuela's capital received regular financial support from the center for international private enterprise who centre for national private enterprise is the US government, and they are funding the think tank, which then supported the opposition to Madero. And now all of a sudden that opposition is leading your cool, Madero and. After the announcement of basically the coup when the lead of the legislature stood up and said, I'm randomly the president. Okay. Guess what happened right afterwards? Donald Trump's government said we are now giving him twenty million dollars to support his efforts to overthrow Madero. So they get money ahead of time. They sneak it in through the so-called think-tanks funded by the US government and wing billionaires in America. And why are they working together? I'll get back to that in a second. And then the afterwards like, well, I guess he's official real leader Venezuela. So we're going to twenty million dollars to help us coup. So that is incredibly important part, though, is is it the US government representing the US people know, it's the US government representing giant corporations. So the coke brothers run. Coke industries. It's one of the largest private corporations in the world, and they have interest in oil as well as many other parts of industry. So they have financial interests in Latin America, and they go fun. Politicians in America. See they already did a coup in America. That was easy. What they did was. They said all right. We'll make bribery legal. We'll call it campaign contributions and independent expenditures. And we'll get the supreme court to say that giving millions in fact, billions of dollars politicians is not bribery. So they criticize Madero now rightfully so for getting control over the supreme court in Venezuela. And then pushing his cronies into setting up a whole new legislature. But I right wing billionaires captured our supreme court took it over and then declared that bribery was legal, and so they capture the US government. Now, they have the largest government in the world, which then takes US taxpayer money your money as spends it in favor of coups and right wing propaganda and so-called think tanks to influence people. And that's another layer of the story that is so intensely. Interesting. They know they have to win the people over. So that is why they go to the media to influence. But you can't let them know that it's Exxon Mobil and coke industries. Because then the people will not be convinced that is why these think tanks or so pernicious and how they flew the media's also amazing..

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"us government" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

04:44 min | 2 years ago

"us government" Discussed on The Young Turks

"And you tell them how great ball sonoma's Dave's. Like did the check clear shed cleared Boston arose wonderful. And he goes on Brazilian TV and pretend to be a liberal doing it. So it is trick after trick. Anna's? Absolutely, right. We're gonna get into details of how similar their propaganda campaigns are in those countries to what you see here in America. Yes. Yes. So let's talk a little bit about what? Freedom of information requests told us about what's going on in Venezuela. So the intercept rights records of tain through the fr- freedom of information act by author and activist Eva goal injure as well as State Department cables disclosed by whistle blower, Chelsea Manning reveal US policy makers sophisticated effort to use atlas think tanks in a long running campaign to destabilize the reign of Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, again, I give you a get the same caveat that Hugo Chavez is not a good person. What he's doing in? Venezuela is wrong. He is a thorn -tarian now, though Doro who I I'm sorry. Yes. Madeira who follow charges? So you know in in covering the Venezuela aspect of this. We're not trying to defend the current leader of Venezuelan. What's going on? However that is being exploited by business interests here in the United States in order to essentially increase their profits through regime change now through recent investigation, though, recent investigations have shed light on the role of powerful conservative billionaires such as the coke brothers in developing a business friendly version of libertarian thought the atlas network which receives funding from coke foundations has recreated methods honed in the western world for developing countries. Now, this is where you should pay attention. Because what we're seeing here in the United States is definitely happening in these countries. They are infiltrating academic academies. They are working with millennial activists and essentially spreading their propaganda to them and convincing them to rise up against the current regimes. In these Latin American countries as early as nineteen Ninety-Eight said decided Libertad atlas flagship. Think-tank in Caracas Venezuela's capital received regular financial support from the center for international private enterprise who centre for national private enterprise is the US government, and they are funding the think tank, which then supported the opposition to Madero. And now all of a sudden that opposition is leading your cool, Madero and. After the announcement of basically the coup when the lead of the legislature stood up and said, I'm randomly the president. Okay. Guess what happened right afterwards? Donald Trump's government said we are now giving him twenty million dollars to support his efforts to overthrow Madero. So they get money ahead of time. They sneak it in through the so-called think-tanks funded by the US government and wing billionaires in America. And why are they working together? I'll get back to that in a second. And then the afterwards like, well, I guess he's official real leader Venezuela. So we're going to twenty million dollars to help us coup. So that is incredibly important part, though, is is it the US government representing the US people know, it's the US government representing giant corporations. So the coke brothers run. Coke industries. It's one of the largest private corporations in the world, and they have interest in oil as well as many other parts of industry. So they have financial interests in Latin America, and they go fun. Politicians in America. See they already did a coup in America. That was easy. What they did was. They said all right. We'll make bribery legal. We'll call it campaign contributions and independent expenditures. And we'll get the supreme court to say that giving millions in fact, billions of dollars politicians is not bribery. So they criticize Madero now rightfully so for getting control over the supreme court in Venezuela. And then pushing his cronies into setting up a whole new legislature. But I right wing billionaires captured our supreme court took it over and then declared that bribery was legal, and so they capture the US government. Now, they have the largest government in the world, which then takes US taxpayer money your money as spends it in favor of coups and right wing propaganda and so-called think tanks to influence people. And that's another layer of the story that is so intensely. Interesting. They know they have to win the people over. So that is why they go to the media to influence. But you can't let them know that it's Exxon Mobil and coke industries. Because then the people will not be convinced that is why these think tanks or so pernicious and how they flew the media's also amazing..

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"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Aside radio we should have responded faster but sometimes and he's borderline cases it takes a little bit longer that fest as we were cold this podcast the disgraced former usa gymnastics team doctor larry nassar is due to be sentenced by courts in the state of michigan at the trial dozens of women gave witness testimony that they had been molested by dr nasa who has pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct last month he was sentenced to sixty years in prison for possession of child pornography rate showed dan hollander was the first of his alleged victims to go public she spoke to the bbc's for jeannie vijen off them malaria these little every as it never first one a really almost up into the last honours the year's worth of treatments clinica treatments and what he would do is limited entertainment us were hips are he needed to do an laugh aysheh release sports with us at how but the back pain and he way positional mother said she was at the head of the table says she could see what he was doing he would have me lie on my stomach face down and then he would either a towel or use my lease clothing odd to cover one of his hands and with one hand he would do legitimate sports was lashed the hand my mother could see am with the other hand he would penetrate me vaginal in italy you at formal my genitals i'm an on the last visit he on how to my bra and went up my shirt and gave me of rest massage how 'bout he'd physician me away from my mom said that she couldn't see what was happening i did not realize my mother could not see what was happening i didn't know forever really the the duration of the entire time i saw him that she was unaware of what was happening is that was another dynamic that kept me quiet because it appeared that the person i trust and most had consented when in fact she had no idea what was taking place and the oath the other two things that were running through my mind at that point was this was clearly something he does regularly i could tell that by his movements he was.

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"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Iman fought the mont was playing outside with her fiveyearold cousin a deal last february when she was kidnapped wrong iran iran denied the rahgozar sitting next to his father a deal tells me a man him stand against the wall then took him on fought them away again for tuna sat his memories of vague in confused as one might expect but his relatives say despite his age he showed police the house where iman fought the mom was taken to and then identified the suspect that suspect was a 21yearold could magusta who had moved fairly recently to the area with his wife and family what happened next is disputed at the time police said medecin was killed resisting arrest but a senior officer told me he was arrested confessed then shot trying to escape police in pakistan are often accused by human rights groups of carrying out staged encounters at times because they're worried courts will drop the charges i shall you said the shoddy but that's his family left just days after the incident they believe police killed medeva to cover up the fact they couldn't catch the real culprit residents had taken to the streets after the child's body was found another young go had been killed the month before young meant on key that come only done political oddball with us as mother gemeda bb has always maintained has son's innocence the funeral management guinard the lobby liability lafayette learning i have eight children do not the seven of them are alive all but but now i have lost my son and i feel as i have nothing left nebot they destroyed my son ali one in the neighborhood even to us afterwards.

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"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Pull back the russians who have helped the white pg the assad regime which says it would shoot down turkish jets and the risk of civilian casualties but turkey is determined to stop the kurds enlarging their territory and seems ready to throw itself into what could be a long and deadly enterprise mark lohan officials in pakistan have said they will investigate allegations uncovered by the bbc the police carried out the extrajudicial killing of a man apparently wrongly accused of murdering a child last year in the city of kosir dna evidence that is currently being reexamined suggests the fiveeuro victim was actually killed by the same man who killed zeinab and sorry in the city earlier this month police officers have claimed the man was shot trying to escape from kosovo sikanda kamani has this report the discovery of the body of sixyear old zenon sorry loss tuesday caused outrage in pakistan and across the world that police now believe she was the eighth young girl to be attacked by the same man the fifth to be murdered they found traces the same dna on each victim john maturity for the employment amongst those killed was fiveyearold iman fatima her father a factory worker shows me one of the few photographs he has of his daughter she's smiling pressing her face against that of her mother hollander nominees are going to indonesian i have so much anger and sadness incite any on i can't even express it.

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"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Pete deploy f thirty five jets of britain's new aircraft carriers that doing similar things with smaller aircraft carriers for other allied countries the whole idea is both to rebuild and reshape america's all forces but also to look at new ways in which they can leverage the fact that america a load of these countries russia and china don't have this have a vast network of allies around the globe with which they could mount joint military operations jonathan marcus the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov has denied reports that russian forces have withdrawn from an area of northern syria is controlled by kurdish militia turkish forces have been massing on the border today's ankara regards these syrian kurds as terrorists with links to kurdish guerrillas who operate in turkey mark lohan reports from istanbul seven years into syria's war with an estimated half a million killed another front seems about to open up turkish troops backed by syrian rebels amassed on the border shelling the kurdish militia all white pg and a preparing a ground offensive turkey sees the white pg as terrorists linked to the outlawed kurdish militant group here the pkk which has waged an insurgency since the 1980's and ankara has been incensed by american support for the kurds fighting the islamic state group amidst reports that russian forces in the area have now withdrawn turkey's defence minister nurettin genetically said a ground offensive was imminent bull of us on gaza kfor strategic this operation will be conducted he said but the timing is part of the plan to maximize effectiveness and he vowed to eliminate what he called all tara corridors and their presence in northern syria ortolan called elizabeth but it's a perilous plan by turkey facing five impediments why pg firepower itself the group warning they would bury the turks one by one us support for the militia with washington urging turkey to.

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"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"People and vote to continue government funding and extend children's health care while we continue our bipartisan talks and they will see which senators vote to shove assad veterans military families and vulnerable children to hold the entire country hostage this was the response of the senate's democratic whip dick debevoise he he glories and saying that this is all about illegal immigrants illegal emigrants let's be honest what we're talking about here we are talking about those who were protected and allowed to live in the united states legally under an executive order of president obama until september fifth of last year when president donald trump announced he was eliminating this program and as that protection is eliminated as their to your protection expires yes they move into illegal categories i'll washington correspondent gary o'donoghue is covering the story he spoke to the bbc's julian marshall well the method quite simple there are fifty one republican votes in the senate vessels voting on democrats one of those republicans is ill the moments and i won't be voting judge john mccain so the republicans essentially needs to get around ten democrats to flip over and over them now it's a it's a pretty tall order for republicans but negotiations are continuing the democratic leader of the senate chuck schumer's been to the white house he said some progress was made when he spoke to the president but there are still some outstanding issues and so but why would any senator object to a bill would enable the funding of federal agents this bill does it have anything.

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"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"us government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"This is the bbc sales of our complete range of programmes to bbcworldservicecom forward slash podcast welcome to the latest global news compiled in the early hours of saturday the 20th of january i'm alex ritz in with the selection of highlights from across bbc world service news coming up a political standoff is poised to shut down the american government within hours leaving publicsector workers without pay if you're gonna shut down government three hundred million paid you better hamid damn good reason no longer the war on terror the united states identifies china and russia is the main strategic focus for its militry russia denies withdrawing troops from kurdishcontrolled parts of northern syria after speculation the movement turkey was about to attack we investigate a reported extrajudicial killing by pakistani police of a man apparently wrongly accused of murdering a child a former boss of nasa on the ultimate question it's the height of arrogance for us as a species to think that we are both the only intelligent life were that this planet has the only life anywhere in the universe and does he dancing in russia satisfaction his facts to delete anchored at scattered dressing down for a viral video showing them gyrating injust peaked caps and skimpy underwear but first as we recall this podcast president trump has postponed plans to leave washington for the weekend as the deadline nears to avoid a government shutdown the house of representatives has already voted to extend the funding of federal agencies for another month existing funding ends at midnight local time now the salaries of public sector workers depend on the senate passing a bill which has become mired in a dispute between republicans and democrats over immigration issues speaking in the senate the republican majority leader mitch mcconnell said the democrats were willing to sacrifice america's best interests the american people the citizens through acts ler elected off worry watching there will flee which senators make the patriotic decision stand up for their america.

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