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Gettr CEO Jason Miller on Birthing A New Social App For Conservatives
"Actually spoke on the salem radio network about a month ago. Right after the launch of getter you're a month and now the news has been incredible yard over two million users. You got to a million in about a week. Which is absolutely record-breaking. How's it going give the listeners. And update on getter. it's going create whereas you said we're right about two million users who've already joined the platform where the fastest ever social media platform to a million users did that in three days took facebook about ten months comparison. And what we're seeing. It's it's really exciting. The growth that about fifty percent of the user bases here in the us fifty percent is international. But we're seeing all sorts of conservatives and mega warriors and some of the favorite folks quite like the phone social media in addition to yourself. Dennis desouza mike pompeo ben carson marjorie taylor green and of course one of the things. I still have twitter on my phone now to have it. I'll go and look at it. Every now and then i kind of dread when it opened up twitter. Whatever the left wing soros bart's going on the attack today and Yes orangemen bad. And they hate president trump and it's it's all negative on nasty and then opened up getter and direction. Real conversations is kind of exciting speakeasy of conversations. There's been some news in the last twenty four forty hours that the much vaunted much requested notifications feature is here forget on desktop and coming soon to the apps is that right. Yes absolutely and Trust me we. We've heard folks day we've got to have notifications that's what's gonna make the engagement Exploded in the way even more so before and by the way. We're seeing ton of engagement but you know we wanted. We made the decision that we wanted to launch. Until i four to get out there and because people were clamoring they wanna do social media platform something not controlled by the silicon valley tech oligarchs with people being d platform and shutdown. We wanna have some setup you know. We could have waited another month month and a half nature. everything was perfect or we had whole additional features. Wanna get launch In right now it's been sitting with Our good friends at apple for about two weeks now Just waiting is they control everything that goes onto the platform so as soon as they approve the next upgrade which can literally be any second which we've been waiting for about two weeks Then you will have notifications on On your iphone which will be great. It's on the desktop. Now people are already raving about it
Texas blackouts fuel false claims about renewable energy
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting blackouts in Texas fuel false claims about renewable energy with the vaunted Texas power grid failing under unprecedented demand prompted by record low temperatures false blame game narratives have begun circulating in conservative circles in a Facebook post Texas agriculture commissioner sid Miller said we should never build another wind turbine in Texas the experiment failed big time Republican U. S. senator Steve Daines of Montana tweeted this is a perfect example of the need for reliable energy sources like natural gas and coal but the electric reliability council of Texas which operates the state's power grid said at a news conference Tuesday failures in natural gas coal and nuclear energy systems are responsible for nearly twice as many outages as frozen wind turbines and solar panels hi Mike Rossio
Google Adds Pixel-Exclusive Photo Editing Features To Google Photos
"Google has added some of. It's vaunted pixel exclusive photo editing features to google photos for all android users but there is a catch these new features are pay walled behind an existing subscription to google. One quoting the verge. The paywall editing features have been rumored for some time but today marks the official announcement of the new program specifically google is offering some of its more recent machine learning powered editing tools like it's enhanced photo blur portrait light and color pop features that started offering alongside the pixel five last fall to a broader audience as google clarified to the verge when the pay well was first discovered. The company isn't taking away existing versions of features like portrait blur or color pop from free. Google photo users the current generation of those features which work with newer photos that offer depth data such as portrait mode. Shot will still work for everyone but the new pixel and subscription only version promises to take things a step further and allows users to apply those effects through the power of machine learning to older photos. That don't have that existing depth data pixel users will still get access to the features for free whether or not. They subscribed to google
Mahomes outduels Carr to all but wrap up AFC West
"Out in front of allegiance stadium. Where the raiders lost a heartbreaker thirty five to thirty one basically. It came down to who had the ball last. And that would be the defending champion super bowl chiefs in under a minute scoring. After the raiders. Had the go ahead. Touchdown there with jason win in the fourth quarter. The chiefs come back march down. The field home says a typical mahomes fashion Very flawless on the car does get the ball back. But there's an interception and that one sealed the game win for the chief so that she's advanced to nine and one atop the afc west. Adam when you start looking here at what the afc west looks like. There's a lot of teams vying for that. Wildcard spot that. The raiders will be standing in line for a meeting. Some more winds to keep in that contention for that spot so right now. What did the raiders do right in this game that they can take away from this one. Look at the offense. The offense was was not only efficient but just good. It was dynamic at that everything and had to do starting with derek carr who i thought had a really good overall game. You mentioned the interception. I mean that's just desperate situation trying to pick a chunk play downfield to nelson agholor when you're not miles and no real way. That's really worked. The ball downfield. And you need a touchdown. You needed yards quickly. And they tried to force something and didn't work out. But i think you throw that out just because of the situation and you look at everything else that he did in the game of was just great. And you know before the intersection with twenty. Three of thirty two seventy And a couple of those were drops solving really barely had any off target throws the entire day Went you know. Blow for blow with pat mahomes. And the vaunted kansas city chiefs offense. You take a lot out of that offense or performance and defensively. I think you know you you kind of know what. The raiders are Good spots for for the most part they're inconsistent They've had some games where they came up with a big play here and there but really nothing That you can necessarily hang your hat on and you're going to game against the best offense in the league when you didn't practice all week i mean there wasn't a whole lot of positive situations for the defense. But they found a spot here and there to make a stop and know they did enough to keep them in the game until that last drive in the last drive was just you know the best quarterback in the world operating You know in ideal situation of being in a hurry up offense just need to get down the field for a field goal or a touchdown and a defense that was just kind of grasping at straws or make a stop and they couldn't but i think what you take out of it positive is. The offense is really good and it's good enough to win a game pretty much every
Belgium announces second coronavirus lockdown
"A partial lock down and a new bid to gain control of the pandemic that hit the country worse than Any other in the European Union as covered 19 infections continued their record rise. Today, the government moved to restrict travel and shopping. Family contact will also be reduced to an absolute minimum of one outside the closest cluster for the next six weeks. Remote work will be mandatory. Hospitals and experts of long complained that Belgium's measures were too lax over the summer when the pandemic had eased and warned recently that unless there's a drastic locked down The nation's once vaunted healthcare system would soon face a breaking point.
Romney OKs voting on court nominee, all but assures approval
"It looks like president Donald Trump has the backing to get a vote in the Senate before election day on his nominee to replace the late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Utah's met Ronnie supports a vote saying the court may end up with the conservative bent my liberal friends have over many decades gotten very used to the idea of having a local court and that's not written in the stars Democrats object pointing out the Republican majority blocked president Barack Obama's nominee well before the twenty sixteen election Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's response you do not put a stop to irresponsible hostage taking by making hostage taking a winning strategy minority leader Chuck Schumer says Republicans are on a dangerous path this is how our vaunted traditions of bipartisanship and compromise on life support before now and president trump says he will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court Saturday at Donahue Washington
Bitcoin Flirting With $10k
"Four dollars sixty three so very close anyway. Have a go at that. Put the trying to call injury referral area and we both do out of that. Pretty psyched to get the con- actually. I'll be doing that after doing this. Podcast will have an actually go set up on the hill. Well what's happened yesterday? Will yesterday? I didn't talk to you at all. My apologies it was a very busy dying and I just forgot I have not done a podcast on the day that a mentor. Really and Yup just on I'm back now. Never Fade on around and Look we seen exactly what else hyping to say from bitcoin. And I'm talking to the daily now. Go is what did we see what we saw the daily print that littlest channel break the hall on the list lost today. We've had the break of the haunt which is SORTA run back up into ten thousand right now and really really really locking the look of this market. I WANNA say push you high highs which gets US above what what ten thousand one hundred on the F. T. X. perpetual contract so what it's not looking too bad things can change very quick look at it weekly currently at the mine route. Nine point four percent on the way that is the wake of the hardening will the having. At least. It's out of the way so I'm pretty pretty a wild and you WANNA get my rap on the wake. We'll go to my youtube page because on the Youtube page today later on on going to be doing the this week in Crypto. Show that I do every week in Oregon. You should get on a day squads tone of the cash instead of watching. Share it round facades. Funday bit different. We're alley right now. Answer well we just sorta. Spock down quite brutal. Actually we went Bam all within a ninety two forty two an hour at ninety five fifty so wave Three and a half percent move in the loss to the forty. Five minutes pretty brutal. But what I'm saying is more on a daily that I'm focusing on down. Tape Point five percents at nine thousand five hundred fifty five onto a theory of two hundred dollars and thirty cents hanging on to that two hundred mark wrought as I speak to you. It's up so is down. One point four percent rotten deal going on except pay twenty cents. Yup that levels made significant for quite some time. It is significant still and it's hanging and holding vaunting down one point four four percents to twenty cents. Bitcoin cash has been absolutely disgusting. Awake to Thirty Eight Ninety Cents Down Warren Hoffa simple who says because it is completely solved by with bitcoin cash. Our bitcoin as we actually have a downtrend. Aloha on dial into the future shots at a sign of represent potential opportunities to short. Maybe tomorrow on the close of that daily candle for the cryptic cradle trading strategy base phase. One of them. I think will take you through the rest of the in. It's down one point one percent at one ninety one dollars. Lot Coin forty-three and twenty nine. Another one in the down trend. Barry's channel on the daily within one point six percent at forty three twenty on this woman that I ought to shine a candle. Big Spot on that now It wasn't it'll small bearish channel in the cradles and now would that spark that we saw down on the market. Maybe that just a few out because from that low on a specially instant bounce back of two point eight. Five three percent now Very very brutal pool. Back there. On a very quick turnaround. Aol So we could say some momentum carried through today yet white and say to two dollars and sixty cents. It's down one percent as I speak new donat swept down one point. Two one percent just grinding away. Pretty SLOW PRETTY QUANTUM BONNET. Sixteen dollars and fifteen cents. An hasn't been a rule move for the month so speaking of not real movies we did say a rule. Bul Out of the gate Through the back end of April there on cow Donna. Ready strong run. Seifollah month of my man just full of Chop sorta working between five point three cents and four point six cents banging around and tonight we still sit within that range. Kodama to five cents and its down point. Seven seven of a percentage theorem classic. Six twenty one of our looking shot. They're
Feds uncover opioids, meth, cocaine in tunnel beneath US-Mexico border
"Wrote U. S. authorities say they seized a large haul of drugs including opioids methamphetamine and cocaine being smuggled from Mexico to California in a tunnel equipped with ventilation lighting and an underground rail system the tunnel extends from a warehouse in Tijuana to San Diego about two thousand feet long with an average depth of thirty one feet and width of three feet authorities think it's existed for at least several months it was built near a vaunted double layered border wall constructed under president trump's watch illustrating the limitations of such barriers against sophisticated drug smuggling
Tyson Fury dominates Deontay Wilder to become heavyweight champion again
"Tyson fury is the new WBC heavyweight champion of the world after beating Deontay Wilder in one of the most highly anticipated boxing matches in recent years the fight in Las Vegas was a rematch fifteen months ago the about ended in a controversial troll is Dan Rowland this was the biggest heavyweight title fights for generation and Phiri lived up to that billing with an unforgettable performance he dominated from the first round he knocked his much vaunted opponent John type all the down in the third then again in the fifth the American side by the bell on more than one occasion but in the seventh Furies supremacy's dominance finally paid dividends when Wallace corner threw in the towel he been stalled debates of the first time in his illustrious
‘Designed by Clowns and Supervised by Monkeys’: The Boeing 737 Max Story
"Now faces a choice to be loyal to the president or the constitution. detetion policy has been in a standoff with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that is consumed Capitol Hill and scrambled the political dynamics more within three weeks after the house. Impeached trump transmittal of the documents naming of house impeachment manages of the next steps needed to start the Senate trial while trump mocked Pelosi with his tweets yesterday and derided her and other Democrats late on Thursday in Toledo his first rally have two thousand thousand twenty Boeing employees raised doubts among themselves about the safety fifty of the seven three seven Max hid problems from federal regulators and ridiculed those responsible for designing and overseeing the jetliner according adding to a damning batch of emails and texts received nearly a year after the aircraft was grounded over to catastrophic crashes in one of the Communications Communications and employee said the plane was designed by clowns supervised by monkeys. The documents made public on Thursday by Boeing at the urging of Congress a likely to fuel allegations. The vaunted aircraft manufacturer put speed and cost savings ahead of safety enrolling rolling out the Max.
Jack Dorsey Wants to Decentralize Social Media
"So I guess my running joke about who put the be in Jack. Dorsey Bonnet is kind of running stale at this point this this morning Jack released a pretty ambitious twitter thread outlining how twitter intends to fund the development of project known as Blue Sky an independent in an effort to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. Let me just quote. Twitter is funding a small independent team of up to five open source source architects engineers and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. The goal is for twitter to ultimately be a client of the standard. Twitter was so open early on that many saw its potential to be a decentralized internet standard like SMTP the email protocol for a variety variety of reasons all reasonable at the time we took a different path and increasingly centralized twitter but a lot has changed over the years I were facing entirely new challenges centralized centralized solutions are struggling to meet for instance centralized enforcement of global policy to address abuse and misleading. Information is unlikely to scale over the long term without placing far far too much burden on people second. The value of social media is shifting away from content hosting and removal and towards recommendation Algorithms. Directing one's attention unfortunately these algorithms are typically proprietary and one can't choose or build alternatives yet third existing listing social media incentives frequently lead to attention being focused on content and conversation that sparks controversy and outrage rather than conversation which informs and promotes health. Finally new technologies. These have emerged to make a decentralized approach more viable blockchain points to a series of decentralized solutions for open endurable hosting governance and even monetization and much work to be done but the fundamentals are there and quote skipping down a bit quote. Why is this good for twitter? It it will allow us to access and contribute to a much larger corpus of public conversation. Focus our efforts on building open recommendation Algorithms which promote healthy conversation and and will force us to be far more innovative than in the past. There are many challenges to make this work that twitter would feel right becoming a client of the standard which is why the work must be done transparently in the open not owned by any single private corporation furthering the open and decentralized principles of the Internet. We'd expect this team not only to develop develop a decentralized standard for social media but to also build open community around it inclusive of companies and organizations researchers civil society leaders. All who. You're thinking deeply about the consequences positive and negative. This isn't going to happen overnight. It will take many years to develop a sound scalable and usable decentralized standard for social media that paves paves the path to solving the challenges listed above our commitment is to fund this work to that point and beyond and quote Jack went onto name Parag Agarwal as the lead of the project so a few ways to look at this number one. I've I've said for years that twitter is really just a protocol disguised as a company and frankly smarter minds than me have said for years that social media hadn't been invented a decade earlier would have been a protocol. Things would be a lot more efficient at this point if it had been and of course you can still built massively successful businesses off of protocols I mean just look at Amazon and Google and second you could look at this as twitter's version of Libra Gra but in a way a more ambitious and radical project. Also you could see this as Jack's version of Zack's vaunted pivot to privacy as Alex. Alex stamos pointed out on twitter. Both companies want to be out of the controlling what people say business. Lots of folks including the official mastodon twitter account pointed out that projects like this already exist but it is super interesting that it's one of the existing platform plays that is inspired to blow up the status quo of massive platforms parenthetically strangling the open Internet. Sort of reminds one of this scene from. HBO Silicon Valley. Kahad there's billions of phones all around the world but the same computing power
Kyle Allen will start against 49ers
"Time left in the game they consider that your suspension right if it was vaunt as perfect he would get a yes freeman such a good through his career yep probably won't but if you did Brian Hill B. Tiro Williams is questionable against the Texans and carry on Johnson is expected to miss some time with a knee injury there for now they're calling him week to
Trump envoy charged with Middle East peace plan is leaving post
"President trump special envoy for the Middle East Jason green Blatter said that he's to step down from the post along with Mr trump son in law Jared Kushner has been the architect of the much vaunted peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians that's long been delayed and is yet to be revealed our Arab has added sense of Aston aasha reports Jason green back to being a trusted trump associate for years before taking on the Middle East envoy post Mr trump is already tweeted his appreciation to him for his service saying that his dedication to Israel and to seeking peace between Israel and the Palestinians wouldn't be forgotten that the testament that Mr green that should be leaving behind him the peace plan described by president trump as the ultimate deal has yet to emerge the Palestinians have already will be dismissed at one it's delays have created widespread skepticism over its chances of success the news of Mr green that's resignation even though not with immediate effect inevitably raises new questions over its
NCAA's agent certification process draws concern, criticism
"The NC double a trying to clarify something my about what went on with their new rule where you have to have bachelor's degree to become an NBA yeah and the NCAA released a statement after drawing criticism and they'll continue to draw they said although some can and have been successful without a college degree as a higher education organization the NCAA values a college education and continues to emphasize the importance of earning a degree we are guided by recommendations from the commission on basketball which spoke with the agent and advisor community that the NCAA certification process should be more stringent than the current process cool story bro agent an adviser committee that sounds like a bunch of haters that sounds like Hey listen let's make it harder for rich Paul because that appears to be the only correct and the thing I don't understand is them saying in this one that you're going to let's get to that line and this doesn't make sense which benchmarks are new rules against the requirements for other organizations that certify agents like the NBA which also requires agents to have a bachelor's degree rich Paul is an MBA agent we're talking about this rule so much because it clearly is trying to exclude one ridge Paul and so I don't understand I'm on the N. B. A. P. A.'s website right now and it's kind of inconsistent to be honest new NBA NBPA agent application check was sent a copy of the highest diploma received or transcripts in PDF format and then in the frequently asked questions section hints more at the idea that if you don't have your diploma yet you need to provide the dates by which you might have been so that part is right click but might is the key word there my in my eye and I would like some answers from somebody who would know or maybe we can reach out Dominic fox four through how this was the CEO of the N. B. PA right for a for a little while there somebody who might know this because again all of it even if the rule is written in clearly fires in the place of what is in practice because rich Paul is an agent yeah he represents the vast majority of players in the NBA and solve all the sudden you're trying to tell me that he's not not and be be a certified I would ask what is that certification really mean read that line again about the highest yeah just as the lights were just as high as degrees haulage no it it does but I'm telling you there's something in the frequently asked questions on this website that hints at the idea of a bachelor's degree okay yeah so I'm saying I don't know when I can't say for sure yet so I'm not going to and I like that clearly but regardless like we see it in practice presents half the major power players in the league yeah and and here's here's more justifica are but just rational for why a bachelor's degrees not a benchmark for any level of success we just brought a few billionaires who dropped out of college for you Bill Gates Larry Ellison mark Zuckerberg Ralph Lauren Steve Jobs Michael dell dell computers so somehow despite that vaunted bachelor degree they manage to ridiculous rule it every capsule loosely in saying and we'll try and get a clarification on what that actually isn't isn't according to the website that junior
What envoy's downfall tells us about UK-US relations
"We're looking at the crisis. In Anglo American relations following the resignation of Britain's ambassador to Washington Kim Derek who'd been denounced by the the American President Donald Trump as a pompous fool amongst other things joining me on the line from Washington D._C.. Is Our U._S.. National Editor Edward Loose and here in the studio is Jeff Dyer who was Washington correspondent for many years ed first of all. I was just reading an article which would say this is a low point in U._S. U._k.. Relations one of the lowest ready in the postwar period. We're in the midst of the events but do you think that sounds like a feathered. Yeah I mean I wouldn't put it on this guy that suicide nineteen fifty six and of course one or as Johnson comes prime minister seeming he does become prime minister will at least band sort of temporary revival of warm legs between from Britain's prime minister because he's a backer of jokes has been openly scathing Theresa May yes. It's unprecedented to have a president chase a British ambassador out of town like this. It's caused the shots here and I think the fact that the rest of Washington other than the president and some of the henchman around and is shocked you know as everybody else shows there is probably still quite a deep underlying strength of a bias there and we'll to feeding towards Britain yeah just give us a sense of that that unto recap for those who haven't followed. The story what happened was that succumbs diplomatic cables private diplomatic cables were leaked. They said some fanny unflattering things about the trump administration but then the president went ballistic when you say there is <hes> shock in Washington. There is a census there the president trump has overstepped him up because he oversteps all day doesn't he he does I think most people in Washington have been entertained the British residence many times that a web because they see who else is there at the parties and receptions and so forth but the the trump administration senior officials including jared Ivanka John Bolton during the station's defending off at enforce as well and that the idea that for that can dr is some kind of each state anti-trump A._M.. He's not being a neutral diplomat is seen as complete nonsense and have been sort of multi by most people in Washington so I think there's a great deal of sympathy bath. They know that Matt Trump many times when trump tweets out but he's never have a matching that that's false. I think they feel it's a different scale when it's done to a close allies when trump is knifing domestic plan. There's there's a sort of level of embarrassed but in a way quite reassuring well just but of course it comes at a time mm-hmm of great uncertainty British politics and some might think that the Khuda grass for Kim Derek came when in a leadership debate Boris Johnson who's likely to be the next prime minister quite noticeably refused to back him exactly I think rather than a crisis anglo-american relationship this demonstrates that just had diminished politics in both of our countries are at the moment I mean the overwhelming impression of this is the crushing smallness of Donald Trump as president. Here's the man who's the most powerful politician in the world old and chargers powerful military in the world these unable to see his office except through the prism of personal slights and through his bruised ego the revelations in these leaked cables was Kim dire talking about the insecurity of the trump administration and there's no greater demonstration. Demonstration that insecurity in the way the president this week but also British poltics comes out of this episode look incredibly small and diminished and Boris Johnson's behavioral that debate was the biggest example of that where by not defending the British ambassador who did nothing other than what his job is supposed to do. He has let himself and let the country be pushed around be bullied and have its foreign policy shaped by another country striking example of just how or strengthen brexit ears think this is about standing up for Britain taking control how the force of events events is actually giving his ever less control over what is trying to do and in a sense. This is not an isolated incident. It's particularly shocking because it's the United States but in past year and a bit you've had the Russians murdering people on the streets of Britain. You've had the Chinese he's telling the British to get back in their box Hong Kong and over hallway. You have very poor relations with the E._U.. Because of Brexit it does feel as if somehow the rest of the world is sensing that now's the time you can push Britain around that is the impression that ah that's a a very bad situation for post brexit. The new governor Boris Johnson if he does manage to leave the Tober thirty-first as first thing he wants to do is to revive the anglo-american relationship provide the special relationship of the call it and push for a very strong free trade deal between the U._K.. And the U._S. but the dynamic we've seen here is that actually the use is quite happy. President trump is quite happy to slap burden around. He has no particular attachment to any of these old relationships these old alliances and Britain enters. There's into these negotiations and a very very weak position where it's desperate to have a free trade deal with America and we have a very protectionist America first president who's very keen to drive the hardest possible bargain they can and to squeeze and is that that's exactly what you expect will occur if when these much-vaunted trade talks start gather Liam Fox the Brits Trade Secretary was actually in Washington this week yes and came you know decided not to accompany already Ma'am this invited to a steak dinner for the America. Her and getting accompanied them folks to see if I could trump the president's daughter this new columnist or even I'm serious. I'm not that I know who thinks that a trade deal between the U._K.. And the U._S. is a practical aspect of the next couple of years the the MOMS that the trump administration would happen the these are being fairly well fleshed out already would just be politically unpalatable any British prime minister whoever that may be would be unsuitable to the British and that is even presupposing it could to get through Congress. If there's no deal brexit on October thirty first and Democrats kind of representatives would lock any trade deal that resulted from it on the grounds that it would wreck the Irish Good Friday Agreement and you've got a lot of prominent Irish Americans in Congress Shooting Ritchie Neil Chairman of the ways and Means Committee which is the key one for trade deal who said if Good Friday goes up there will be no trade deal so the prospects by medically and economically for U._S. U._K.. tracheal of very very snip and just reverting briefly to this question of the behavior of ambassadors. It's quite striking isn't that actually a lot of Mr. Trump's ambassadors have been much more openly in violation of normal diplomatic norms than Kim dark it was the ambassador in in Germany has more or less openly quartered far-right forces in Europe. Yeah I mean that's the great irony of this woody Johnson in London Rick Grenell Gordon Something Brussels. These people have been agitating against the host governments with the one great exception. If David Cone Beam in Hungary it was blatantly over the pro or back Kim different actually breach any rules these lose that were breached with to leak confidential classified cables to the Daily Mail what he said in those cables with pretty mild in comparison to what American ambassadors didn't cables whatever the well about their government when the wikileaks Chelsea Manning dump my cut several years ago so Kim down actually. Actually hasn't broken any rules or even at anything particularly strong in confidence as you say. There's a great irony and Jeff. I mean presumably we can take on trust the idea that it's going to be slow going on a U._S. U._K.. Trade deal but Boris Johnson and will seek to align himself much more closely with trump administration what areas might he do that in China's and obvious one the trump administration is trying to push much more aggressive posture against China particularly technology so that's one in particular area but I mean ultimately if bortles not become prime minister will all come down to the first few months and whether he can get some sort of breaks deal everything is going to be focused around these first few weeks or months and the brexit negotiations. I think a lot of stuff will be secondary and so the question Asian is can he somehow go to Brussels and come back with some sort of compromise not withdrawal agreement but maybe in the political declaration that attached to the Dole agreement that he can sell as a compromise from Brussels and push a deal through parliament so so while he will make some gestures and some areas I think towards the U._S.. Really everything will be dominated around the the brexit deal and how he tries to push through parliament and ED. I mean this pops to begin to wind up in striking isn't it however the trump administration in some senses has made itself player in the brexit talks trump's stream of abusive tweets included criticism of Theresa May for not delivering Brexit ignoring trump's advice on how to handle the negotiations and one gets the sense is that the trump administration would see quite relish kind of violent rupture between the U._k. and the E._U.. I think that's absolutely right. It's not just trump you see e you as a geopolitical rival as before is John Bolton John Bolton Overseas Germany is the e U and he's being very openly scathing about Germany so it's across the trump administration might compare sectors stay gave a really sort of markedly anti e._U.. Speech in Brussels late last year. There is an undisguised as to see the E._U.. break-up fail for many reasons both and has his own reasons to do with week international organizations and spend much on defense trump thinks that this sort of towel to rip the Pulse America in terms of trade and of course all kinds of people around him who are strong ideological supporters of the likes of Dick to Obam Montana Salvini and Nigel for <hes> so I think this is over time into the trump administration hates the E._U.. And last point than you mentioned Nigel Garage Alec Task Both of you were speculating but it will now as as matter a great deal who Britain appoints as the next ambassador to Washington will it be a standard issue diplomat or will Boris Johnson insist on putting in a political appointee who can suck up to the trump administration more effectively. Somebody like Nigel Ferraz de think it's possible that figure like for our Gopher Jeff I mean publicly Boris Johnson campaign have ruled out some unlike garage but you can can imagine them having conversations amongst themselves whereby the Conservative Party actually faces a very very strong threat from the brakes of Party ferocious party which is essentially a one man band all revolves around the personality and character of Nigel Farage as you can imagine some of his advisers may be tossing around the idea of what we sent him to Washington that actually just spikes the bricks at party that really leaves the way open for Boris Johnson government to dominate the right of British politics but having said that if you weren't actually that he would really because so much ill will among civil service amongst the bureaucracy amongst other people in the Conservative Party. He'll be seemed to be selling out in such a way to more far-right position that I don't think even he would go that far ED. What's your view and I think that's probably right Farraj of course for the same reason I would be to send for charities from my statistical getting rid of her rival point of view Farraj will be dumb to accept it but Farraj loves being in this town? He loves frequenting the trump international. He loves himself.
Who Is Viktor Orban? The Far-Right Leader Who Sat Down With Trump
"It's a great honor to have with us, the prime minister of Hungary, and Victor Bonn has done a tremendous job in so many different ways highly respected respected all over Europe. Probably like me a little bit controversial. But that's okay. That's okay. You've done a good job the little bit controversial Hungarian prime minister who was hosted and praised by the president today is in fact, a lot controversial the right wing. Ultra nationalist is overseen. What many see is a backsliding away from liberal democracy consulting, the free press, even kicking vaunted university out of the country. He is also according to critics and outright anti Semite. In fact, last year, he gave a campaign speech framing migration as an existential threat and blaming it on George Soros, the Hungarian-born financier and holocaust survivor who orbin alleges is trying to undermine his country. Sound familiar these speech reads in part like a textbook intruding intro into antisemitic? Insults I'm quoting here. The translation we are fighting an enemy that is different from us not open but hiding not straightforward. But crafty, not honest, but base, not national, but international does not believe in working, but speculates with money does not have its own homeless. Land. But feels it owns the whole world. Could God told me now talk more about orbit and what to make of his White House? Visit his Franken four staffer the Atlantic whose latest piece is titled Viktor Orban's war on intellect Franklin. How big a deal was it for the president to invite Victor Orban over it's a huge deal. We talk about normalizing things here with Donald Trump. Donald Trump in effect was normalizing Viktor Orban's or bond is somebody who should be roundly. Denounced by the western democracies of the world, the Europeans have had a mixed record in denouncing him as he's gone about decimating, the civil society of his country, and we're bond craves getting wrapped in the legitimacy of the president of the United States. And here he was basking in the reflected glory of this relationship. It was something that he was begging for he was angling for in fact, sucking up to Trump in order to get this meeting and it hadn't happened in here. Was one of the most disturbing things he's done, and you chronicle part of this and your story is just kind of using the power of the state to wage war on independent sources of thority. Whether that's the press NGOs and universities. What what what has he done with the power that he has in Hungary? So the state of the art autocrat doesn't need to resort to violence doesn't need to resort to surveillance or midnight knocks on the door or bond is trained as a lawyer, and he's used the legal system and rewritten codes of law and used Kronius stick connections corruption to remake the press hungry was was a success story coming out of the Soviet era. It developed robust media it had robust universities. And there were there was a there was an adversarial political system, but under Oregon, that's all disappeared. His cronies have bought up. Most of the media because the state controls advertising universities, which once were very very high quality, especially relative to the rest of the region. Now have a chancellor embedded in them. And the chancellor dictates is appointed by Orban's indictates spending decisions research which used to flow through an independent and very prestigious academy is now doled out by a crony up a hack in Orban's government. What I find really chilling are the parallels between his obsession with by Gration with immigrants and scapegoating them. And particularly this idea, which you you get on the American right that like this foreign Phoenix here Jewish financier. George Soros is funding immigration, the US to undermine the country that the belief of the synagogue shooter the tree of life in Pittsburgh avowedly before he committed his mass murderer how central is that story to Orban's. It's it's. Two thousand fifteen there was a migration crisis. You had lots of refugees fleeing the Syrian war flee North Africa going through Hungary to points, north in Germany, and in Scandinavia and Orban's saw that as a huge political opportunity to try to remake himself as the leader of the European national nationalist populist, dick movement and his his big
Apple appoints AI chief John Giannandrea to exec team
"To that company or left that company or whatever, but I did make an exception earlier this year when artificial intelligence guru, John John Andrea was poached from Google by apple back in April. Well, late yesterday apple announced that GNA Andrea has been promoted to Apple's vaunted executive team as a senior vice president reporting directly to Tim cook the joke at the time of Gina Andreas hiring. Apple was that. Maybe he would be the one to finally get Siri to be you know, useful and accurate. But by now, putting all of Apple's efforts in the machine learning and AI space under g Andrey his portfolio and elevating that fully to a lofty height in the apple org. Chart. I think we can read the tea leaves pretty confidently to see that apple thinks that efforts in these areas are likely to become a crucial aspect of Apple's product development going forward for the next several years. Speaking of Siri, gene, Munster and the gang at loop ventures
When it comes to fixing Facebook, were on Mark Zuckerbergs timetable
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. When it comes to fixing Facebook. We are on Mark zuckerberg's timetable by Owen Thomas from business. Welcome back to tech chronicle. If you don't really subscribe to the newsletter move fast and sign up move, slowly and fix things. Whatever happened to move fast and break things in Facebook's third quarter earnings call with analysts, Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg made one thing. Clear fixing Facebook is going to take time q. George Harrison singing, I've got my mind set on you and the chorus it's gonna take time to do it. Right. As the earnings revealed suckered has money a whole lot of spending money to fight fake news, spam and election interference. He has said Facebook will hire twenty thousand workers to review posts the goal though. He told analysts is to have Facebook artificial intelligence spot. Pablo medic posts before anyone has to flag or review them. He indicated that it. Might have this figured out by the end of next year for the citizens of Brazil that's a bit late vaunted war room set up to monitor elections. With a Brazilian flag posted on the wall, signaling the country's importance shutdown some fake accounts used to send spam. But the end result the election of far-right candidate jar Bolsonaro in campaign fueled by conspiracy theories sent on the Facebook owned what's app messaging service suggests that it has made less progress than it claims sucker. Berg has a polished talking point for this. It's an arms race and the company has to keep up with evolving behavior, if it's an arms race, what about this idea, why doesn't Facebook unilaterally disarm Facebook could shut down at service outside the US, Canada and Europe and save it self a lot of headaches. The worst social media fueled disaster seemed to happen in places like man, mar Sri Lanka, India, and Brazil that would slash base books. Vaunted user numbers. From two point two seven billion to six hundred seventeen million, but it would cost only twenty seven percent of its revenue if anything Facebook's profit margins who would probably increase contending with lies deception and state-sponsored manipulation and a smaller part of the globe. But presumably cost less and work better than trying to do it for the entire world sucker. Berg has suggested that if western governments were to reign in Facebook Chinese social media giants would move in to fill the void. And so what Facebook may twenty seven dollars sixty one cents per user in the US and Canada in the third quarter in its emerging markets, where advertisers are far scarcer it only made a dollar eighty two per user or about sixty cents a month as a business. Facebook would be better off figuring out how to squeeze more dollars out of the data. It's American users surrender with shrug it with baseless flack too, but suck Aberg has his mind set on connecting the world, even if that means leaking up all of its unruly. Contentious bad actors, good luck with that quote of the week. We have willingly now for more than a decade given up our most personal data that is the real guts the bloodstream for AI. You know, our personal data is the most valuable commodity in the world right now. I mean, it's far more valuable than any energy source or any other commodity, you can think about and we have given it over we've given it over to companies by and large. But that is just one little step away from governments Hillary Clinton to Recode CARA. Swisher in an interview at New York's ninety second street y coming up speaking of elections, we have one coming up Tuesday in San Francisco. The fight to watch is the one overpop- position see the ballot measure that taxes. The city's biggest businesses to fund homeless services Salesforce and Mark benef- have committed millions of dollars to the yes. On C campaign. Opponents include square CEO, Jack Dorsey and stripes, e oh, Patrick collison who have drawn fellow Bill. Air. Benef- tweeted scorn have been comparatively cheap in their backing of the no on C campaign L N. I guess we're voting on other stuff too will have all the latest results on SF conical dot com. What I'm reading Twitter is not doing much better dealing with fake news a page devoted to coverage of the midterms is littered with false, hyper partisan news, Charlie Warsaw reports Waymo has received a permit to test self-driving cars with no backup human behind the steering wheel Keller and said reports it's a big step on the path to true Thomas vehicles. Kevin Roose explains how gab the extremist social network got. So big.
"vaunting" Discussed on Championship Drive
"They looked pretty similar if you didn't know who they were. They both had beaten quality teams, but the reality was LSU surprise. Some people played above their heads, and then finally went into the swamp yesterday and they looked, I don't know. I, I don't know that I want to condemn LSU as much as as as much as I'd rather be impressed with Florida. What Florida's defense was incredible yesterday, Florida's defense had eleven five sacks, eleven tackles for loss. Joe borough was running for his life. Florida defense played lights out. And then Dan Mullen had some incredible scheme made that incredible vaunted LSU defense looked pretty pedestrian at times been hard Zach burns here on best week, everyone. ESPN radio, and you're right been as far as I think we do that all the time. Right. And I. I think that's our natural inclination just as human beings, especially in sports media because normally if it bleeds, it leads we look at the other side, right? We we don't look at who did something really well, we look at who choked and I'm glad you brought a Florida because it wasn't about LSU quote, unquote, choking are all now they're a fraud. This was Dan Mullen for the second week in a row. All right. Second week in a row, he has earned every bit of his paycheck. He went down to starkville starkville where he was at last week and called an absolute Jim and then called an absolute just per perfect game plan against LSU quick passes him and Todd Grantham new win to blitz and they had success. And now they throw a little fly into the moment for the SEC and the other team that did that as well. That was JIMBO Fisher in his first year at Texas AM. This feel-good story about can contain touchy with cats game goes into overtime, and now the Kentucky Wildcats are no longer an. Undefeated team in basically you're pretty much looking at two two contenders in the SEC. This was almost what we started doing this process of elimination in college football playoffs been. Now, you can argue that the SEC is down to two legitimate shots, and that is Alabama in Georgia. There's going to be through the through the rest of the season. We're going to keep picking them off. I've got Ryan list of unbeatens, you know, written down here and in the SEC you've got Alabama and you've got Georgia, but I don't. I don't see Georgia running the table. Georgia has a rough, a rough rough stretch going going through here down the season they go. They go to LSU next week and LSU in Baton Rouge. Death valley is going to be fired up right up. And then they've got to host Florida, which what is Florida's back on the rise, and then you k. is still a good team. Sure. They lost. They're in Lexington to right, and then they've got, they've got to go to Auburn. So I of all the unbeatens Georgia is the. One because even though they get another, they beat Vanderbilt soundly. Yesterday, Georgia is that old style. Georgia is competitive seven years ago, the way that they play ball control offense, ground and pound run game rely on your defense to stifle of curry Kirby smarts playing Nick Sabin football, and he learned for the best. Right. Remember that old commercial like, how did you learn? What are you doing drugs? You're like, yeah, I learned it from watching you like, that's that's how Georgia football is playing. And again, I want to get into this, but also we haven't even talked about a team that can book their their trip, right? They can save money on airfare and hotels because I think they'll be the four seed when it comes down to it, Notre Dame fighting Irish, what they did against Virginia Tech, heck, they may not even be a four seed. Maybe one of the best teams in the country. Forty five, twenty three. We'll talk about that and what it means for the Irish going forward. Let me ask. You this before we go to break, hit us up on Twitter at been heart sock myself at Peter burns ESPN on the one eight hundred flowers dot com. Twitter feed..
"vaunting" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"It's amazing that you sit here and it's take to say good on a team for hiring the right man for the job, but they did second down. Guess who's knocking on the door of the National Football League's. Vaunted quarterback mount Rushmore. Mount, Rushmore really drew Brees. Okay. All right. And I'm not just saying this because he called into the rich Eisen show on Tuesday, although that helps. Drew Brees in the remarkable saints road win in Atlanta at age, thirty, nine spinner Ahmed his way into the end zone of force overtime in which he ended the game on a drive that didn't put the ball hands of Matt Ryan and ended with him taking the ball in his hands and leaving cross the goal line for a score. That's not why I'm saying this except to say he's a thirty nine year old doing what Brady last year which is balling out. He currently is only behind Ryan Fitzpatrick for most yards thrown in the league so far this year figure, he is a two in one quarterback this year without him, the saints would easily be, oh and three. He is in my mind, even with Patrick Mahomes doing what he's done. If through three weeks of this league year, he is your clubhouse leader for MVP which believe it or not. He's never won and in the game in which breeze did all of that. He broke Brett farve record. For most completions in NFL history and to this. Add that to this list of statistics. Are you ready for me? I'm just I, I'm going to read this out. Super Bowl championship bowl, MVP got it. Eleven time pro bowler seven time NFL passing yards leader. That's the most seasons leading the NFL in passing yards ever. He's led the NFL in passing touchdowns four times. He's a comeback player of the year once as we all know coming back from injury in two thousand four, you could say it again with what he did signing with the saints. Don't forget the dolphins passed up, signing him for Dante Culpepper in the guy who's doing that is the college modern day, Lombardi, Nick Sabin. He's a Walter Payton man of the year ward winner. In addition, these are is NFL records most gains with three hundred passing yards. Three hundred passing yards. One hundred and ten of those most games with four hundred passing yards. Sixteen of those most touchdown passes in a single game. He did it once with seven. His career completion percentage is sixty seven point. One percent ecartee leads the NFL three weeks at age, thirty nine. You know his passer completion percentages right now, it's north of. Eighty percent. That's good. Consecutive games with a touchdown, pass fifty four seasons with five thousand passing yards all time best with five right there. If he wins the Super Bowl. And gets the MVP award this year. That puts him on the NFL mount Rushmore. With who. My mount Rushmore Montana, Brady Payton manning. Okay. And then there's that fourth that I think is active in subjective to everybody else. I think the top three or undisputed, Mike, current, fourth right now is far. Over Elway how come just the iron man streak, longevity MVP awards. I know many rings his Elway. But if breeze wins the Super Bowl to give him multiple ones and his first regular season MVP award, which by the way with deserve at thirty, nine of Brady did what he did last year at forty and what Brady's doing right now. So but doing right now, thirty nine. Got to put him in there with everything. I just said. Call us for four, two full rich with your mount Rushmore, or if you think I'm a little bit nutty. Take those calls third down down. Now, then Levy on bells got to speak. We got to hear from you Levy on. We got to hear from you because. You're not gonna get it. It's going to be very difficult to get you traded. And I'm saying this from your point of view, it's very difficult to get you traded when a team is out there. Wondering. What do we give up for a guy that we don't know if we can sign him. And part of the reason why we don't know if we can get you now is because you've already said you're saving yourself for your next long-term employer, and we can't talk learning long term contract with you based on the fact that you'd have to sign your franchise, tender even play this year..
"vaunting" Discussed on Money Box
"Employer but or vaunted at her name for for making trouble for themselves that's why we think it's really important but legislation bucks the mop the law says the intense must be paid at least the national minimum wage if they are treated as a worker and it's time to h must see tax office to force that once poppy discovered this she took the bold step of making a claim against her former employer through hm all see so how did you find the process polite but hostile they are overworked you can't get through on the phone calls you're getting people who don't know your case it's almost like everything is designed to get you to give up poppies not the only one several former interns have told us that they felt that cases were prematurely dismissed by the tax office but persistence can pay off one intern who is not back several times over two years eventually received than to thyssen pines hmo seat declined to speak to us but told us they take all complaints seriously and regularly carry out investigations into farms they also said that last year they sent type more than three hundred emails to employers offering unpaid internships reminding them to comply with the law meanwhile poppy is not giving up although is only a few hundred pounds in her case her motivation is purely financial for me it's mostly the principle i always promised to pay position i was treated quite badly throughout the process i was under immense giresse the way we treat people at the bottom of the wrong is reflective of the rest of society and so we should not tolerate it.
"vaunting" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Jews more patients and more ability to to secure reimbursements so you don't eat in terms of just sort of practicality is this is like one of the biggest deals that's that's out there in terms of you know implications for the midterms it's like really nowhere uh but it matters alive just in the substance of reality so if you live in one of these places you should go vote and then we'll get our white paper nice when you go vote you're probably not gonna be pelted by acid rain speaking of reality all it's okay away paper so i want it montana long when pollution exposure in adult mortality evidence from the acid rain program by alan beretta matthew nydahl and nicholas j sanders so this is steady of uh the the acid rain program which um came into effect a couple of decades ago and basically the idea was to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions from coal plants and as you can tell from the the name acid rain program the sort of main policy objective the congress had mined from this was that so for would get into the atmosphere it would causa acidic water to fall from clouds and this happened mostly in the midwest and and the northeast edwin sarah were enjoying west coast privilege where they had they had no acid um but he was really damaging to freshwater fish to wildlife ecosystems it was damage like all kinds of public statuary in buildings on the east coast at in midwest would exhibit all this kind of damage and of course people were concerned that you know it's like.
"vaunting" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"And she did a really sad story from pain a couple of months ago that will put into show notes so in maine the page has really uh pushed a theory very very regressive social programs agenda and he's put in a huge amount of means testing his put in a huge amount of just hoops you have to jump through to get anything and so main is a state where you have despite in economic expansion despite things getting better if i remember the number right i believe it's an eightfold increase in child poverty you've seen very very very rough outcomes there because this is just become a law crueler and the comes because been a key in extremely tea party oriented governor who really wants to make it almost impossible to use social services and he is more or less succeeded so if main all of a sudden expands medicaid that is a huge boone to people's lives in that state and and a lot of people really need that help so i think some of sometimes people can hear main and you know maybe they vaguely know that there's a kind of weird weird politics may give susan collins paul a pager sort of donald trump before donald trump was donald trump but i don't know that people really crock given that mean is thought of as a blue state how just cruel the policy has gotten there and how restrictive social services have become so it would be a very very very big difference in the in the main equilibrium although one of the things that you know that kind of makes me wonder about is like weather paul a page running medicaid expansion as similar to donald trump running obamacare because you can make it really easy to sign up for medicaid expansion or you can make it.
"vaunting" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Like ninety ninety five percent of the coverage that i've read has been virginia coverage and 95 percent of that coverage has been about electioneering tactics and it's definitely true right if ankle as be wins that is going to uh have incredible consequences for how republicans run races and for how democrats try to counter them on substance though i mean republicans had complete control of virginia government from twenty tend to 2013 so that was quite recently very much the moderate republican party they implemented that whole sort of you know obama era state conservative policy agenda that we are familiar with a term mcauliffe one in 2013 as had a republican legislature deal with and has not add wants he's been inconsequential run as governor but for example he didn't pusher medicaid expansion through right he try many tried but he cut it and what he he has tried very hard but he has not enacted sweeping progressive change that sb is going to undo if he wins and conversely if north them winds republicans will still have firm control of the house of delegates and he's like still not going to enact a sweeping progressive agenda all elections matter if you live in virginia you should absolutely vote um but the policy consequences of that race a relatively modest new jersey by contrast has had a republican governor for the past eight years the republican governor in a state like new jersey is necessarily like swimming against the tide of policy trends.
"vaunting" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"To sign up there were special your eldest are watching these great courses plus dot com slash weeds get your free month you will love it sign up today the great courses plus dot com slash weeds that's the great courses plus dot com slash tweets so it is election day today a very exciting 2017 election everyone's talking about the regina gubernatorial election but we're not going to we're gonna talk about something we're gonna talk about two things that are near and dear to my heart health care and the seattle suburbs hurts big podcast this podcast that i really just feels speaks to a lot of my interests so we'll start with the seattle suburbs where weirdly this tiny suburb i grew up in a grew up at and it's called samamranch washington um it was unincorporated county until about twenty years ago it is the site of a very expensive i'm very consequential state election there is a special election happening the vote is happening today for the state senate that would determine d who controls the state senate right now and the state senate is controlled by one vote in in washington by republicans if the democrat wins this race out in my hometown and it would flip the control and then you'd have the entire west coast run by the democratic party which is a bit of an oddity right now when you have republicans making huge gains obviously here in washington but also in state legislature as republicans have been really really good about winning state houses about winning governorships.
"vaunting" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"If you keep tax revenue low that will make it so the government can't spend the beagle basically chokeoff the government's ability to be so big by cutting taxes in enforcing a longterm reckoning with a the new tax levels and what bartlett says here he's a changed my mind when i realized that there was no longer any hope of controlling entitlement spending before the deluge hits and the baby boomers retire the us actually needs a money machine and i do think this is an important point not just about of that but about our tax conversation more broadly a lot of republican thinking on this both explicitly sometimes but implicitly a lot of the time seems to be to still have a an a star of the beast theory behind that this idea that if you just bring down taxation while you're venture going to get his lust government somehow getting get spending cuts what whatever it might be but actually the us government is feeding growing um it continues to to add things that it is doing we are not getting rid of medicare medicaid social security in fact donald trump and now the republican party behind trump has become more positive on at least medicare and social security he says he's pozo medicaid too but he does wanna cut that and we are going to have the boomers retiring already retiring and we're just not in a position were our need to collect taxes is going to go down and so i think the republican party's sort of longtime view that they want to fight for this lower tax utopia because with this than knocking out the spending in the fiscal subtle balance out.
"vaunting" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Um that's a feature of the plans them in a lot of people's minds i mean there's a big sentiment among technocrats that american society is sorted like too easy on middle class retired people but him in political terms like that's a that's a tough nut to crack like you don't see a lot of people running for office by saying like what i really need to do is make middleclass people who worked hard and saved all their lives pay higher taxes now that they're trying to enjoy their golden year in which was one reason brady's tax went down so quickly because republican coalition is a coalition of older americans who would have been pretty be i mean especially the more affluent are americans so i want to make one silly different point on this oh which has come up a bit an sir was referring to this question of whether or not republicans actually want to fund the government what it what are we doing all these taxes four there is in in this read book uh a very thoughtful quote i think for bruce bartlett who is he's identified as republican packs expert i think bruce at this point as heterodox enough that the produce of the different identification but he he oversaw tax policy for treasury under the first president bush was a pretty firebreathing supply sider in his time so really does understand republican tax uh ideas and something he says is it he used to oppose evaluate attacks on what's called the money machine argument which is that it's a really good machine for raising money and what you don't want to do is create a really good machine for raising money because in your raised more money he was more of a star of the beast guy a lot of republicans have disturbed the beast idea which is.
"vaunting" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"A higher order political problem right it's not like why can't we agree on the vat it's like why can't we agree on uh some baseline of of federal revenue needs it is worth saying it in this discussion that um kevin brady's original tax reform plan included the destination based cat foot tax at which the way that would work is basically it's a vat except instead of deducting uh the cost of sort of inputs from other suppliers you would also get to deduct the cost of the salaries that you paid to your your workers and that's a perfectly good idea i think i mean it that has all the same virtues of vat um it's a smaller base but it's smaller in a reasonable way it's like a like a pro labor sort of spin on value added tax the conversation around that idea became very odd one feature of any consumption tax is that you have to have an adjustment for imports and exports so vat suggested for imports and exports um so would brady's tax plan as so would most carbon taxes some how people got to calling this the border adjusted tasks which is just to say like it's a kind of tax and then it even that to be called like the border tax and we had a debate about it which was conducted almost entirely on the basis of like do we want to have a tax on imports that doesn't tax exports which again like every sales tax in america.
"vaunting" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Doing at and maybe one of the reasons were not doing at as we're not trying to do the same things that other countries are we don't have the same policy objectives and we're not using the same tools that they use i'm in a fascinating story to to that end is you know during world war two the united states government had very large revenue needs and there was very strong social consensus that it would be bad for nazi germany to conquer the world and enslave or exterminate the bulk of the human population and and milton friedman played a critical role in developing the concept of income tax withholding uh as a way to greatly facilitate the like actual collection of income taxes rather than having the government at the end of the year like poke around and try to take money from everyone they would sort of have you pay the taxes in advance and then most people get refund and decades later you know uh world war two was over milton friedman was a leading intellectual starved libertarian movement and he spoke about how you know he was proud of that work at the time but now like in retrospect he wishes he could get rid of it and that's another key issue with with the vat right that like one of the virtues of the vat is that it's easy to enforce in it's easy to work in its low salience to the people have to pay it but there's lots of things we could do to make the tax code easier to comply with a you know dillon matthews has written about in many countries the governments sort of does your income taxes for you and then if you're like a super rich person with a crazy complicated situation and an army of accountants who wants to disputed you could do that but normal person the government has all the records the reason we don't do than the united states is that as sarah was saying look republicans don't want to fund social services so they want taxes to be difficult and that's like a.
"vaunting" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Uh and in america so i think there are a couple of things worth noting one is that we are going to face an issue we are facing an issue i think it's actually fair to say that as government spending federal spending in particular in this case keeps going up that to keep piling more and more and more of that on the income tax code as currently composed it just makes for more distortionary tax code and it also increases by by quite a bit the incentives for people to try to get out of it for companies try to keep their taxes him in ireland or wherever they're doing it next uh for for rich people to lobby together their their taxes brought down i mean that will always happen to some degree but the more weight which on a pylon to to the income tax code over time the the more bad stuff we're gonna see come out of that the other thing is arriving this tax reform debate and if you just listen to what people say about it now what they mean what they say you would think we are trying to ask this question of how do we create a simpler tax code where people to spend people inc spend a lot less time worrying about compliance you would think we're trying to create something that has the least amount of economic distortion to it and in theory something that can fund our government without much revenue loss and and the reason i emphasize the beginning the high regard in which a vat is held everywhere else and the fact that america is the only developed country not to have one is i think it speaks to something about our political system in about the outcomes we get in it which is a vat would not create a land of milk and honey it would not be a transformative change to american life that would for ever a vastly improve the of most although i do think it would be good for the economy and and have some good knock on affects down the road but we are not considering it because our tax reform debate is in.
"vaunting" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"This question of like what should the base of the consumption tax be is distinct from the question of how should you do with the technical collection and uh i think there's off in a sleight of hand devolved right so like ted cruz wanted to say he was going to impose a very regressive tax with a low tax rate so he proposed an extremely broad value added tax but then in republican circles the idea of a value added tax is very castigated so he proposed a collection methods that they only use in japan arad's called a subtraction method value added tax but then he said he would call that a business tax so it was going to be okay and loses like furious debate in conservative circles and meanwhile leg lurking alongside y you quoted people it's like pestilence will come upon the country right if we have valueaddedtax up but new hampshire has a value added tax they call it a business enterprise tax rather than a value added tax but it's the same thing and it's good i mean new new hampshire's good place that is better than relying exclusively on a sales tax because the rate would have to get too high but at the same time it's not like i dunno vermont's not like a land of milk and honey like the tax wonks would have you say hampshire new hampshire sorry vermont my understanding is hilarious covina any young applying a modest vat has not turn new hampshire until like a land of milk and honey and it also hasn't turned it into a socialist dissed obea it's just like the it's not as big a deal as i say the tax junk i acted out i broadly agree with us but but here's the way in which i think it is useful way to think about what is going on here.
"vaunting" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"It is a more mechanically efficient way to collect it to structure it is a value added tax a third thing is the size of the tax base which would sarah fridge right which is that a retail sales tax in the united states is typically collected on stuff that you by in a store where they're like is a ringing up of the transaction but if you hire a plumber say they typically don't charge retail sales tax and states very there they're practice ram as the canonical theoretical vat is just collected on everything and that again in a model it's better to tax everything it's worth saying that that issue is distinct from the the motive collection topic right so washington dc recently did at tax reform which they broadened it and started collecting sales tax on services it was very contentious of the time all the yoga street hail his have these fires about ono the yoga tax but the council did it right any this is just like a basic politics conflict like any state in america could say we are going to start charging sales tax on yoga lessons and plumbing repairs and therefore we're going to be able to get a low rate or something like that or you might not want to do that in countries that have a vat their tends to be debates in the opposite direction so people are saying in many countries the uk had a big debate about this but but his comes up a lot while um you know menstrual products and other are like woman specific health products should be exempted from vat because it's unfair and people say oh we shouldn't have this tampon tax and you know maybe you should maybe you shouldn't but this is not.
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"You've seen some more narrow ones as well the try to exclude and i think are trying to do at for progressivity reasons trying to exclude housing food education things you need to get by um but i think there is a some frustration the economics community the the more you exclude at the more narrow it gets the more problems you have in the higher higher vat that you end up with a i'm a little bit more of a vat skept a guy i i think that i think that american economists and tax policy writers sometimes exaggerate the difference here in order to like play up there like guangqi awesomeness rate a e unsold house elias shaved to to to begin that answer matter no i i i just i i think is important to be clear like what it is that the people think is good about a vat verses existing taxes that that we have right so one big case for vat rate is that it's a consumption tax rate there is a belief in economic models and in the republican party that it is really really good to not tax investment income many people i think of normal people with sense actually think that's a really stupid idea and so like that's one tension around the vet ride is some people think well we should be taxing consumption rather than taxing income the united states of course has a lot of consumption taxes ride retail sales tax very prominent feature of american taxation as little another issue is enforcement and compliance and that's what as route put put a lot of focus on and i think that that's right i mean that's like the strongest case for vat is that if you were trying to accomplish whatever you're trying to accomplish with retail sales tax.
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"And getting a credit on the vat that are that they already paid rights they're getting credit for having have to pay it when they bought it and then they are paying it when they sell it and can you explain house is different from a sales tax like wasn't when it's under sales tags you only the tax is only charged at the final transaction reid was in a vet each step of the way each intermediary purchaser paes some tax but also deducts the tax it was paid earlier in the change that makes it incredibly easy for the tax collector to see where taxes warren who should have paid them because it's not just that somebody was supposed to give you the money but you can also see somebody else said wait no like i took a deduction because i paid them that money rights who becomes very very very e creates a lot of checks rates a lot of checks all throughout the process and gives everybody an incentive to report the taxation because of an out reporting be can deduct with they're paying in so it's an incredibly easy way to uh actually enforce a very very broad based tax code it goes without of compliance issues it deals with a lot of of diversion issues it it's become so ubiquitous that you'll get these just incredibly over the top comments about it so the economic store him liam embroil said the rise of value added tax was the most dramatic and probably most important development taxation and last half of the 20th century the professor bird whose first name i unfortunately did not take down uh but he said bit a vat or gst is absolutely essential in any pact structure today to set up a tax system that did not include a vat will be malpractice creating a health care system without hospitals area so this is how tax experts think about a vat as i mean it would just be inconceivable that you'd critic tax us now without about but in america despite all the enough ted cruz proposing of out in 2016 but denying firmly that's what he was proposing but he was in america it's something that you're not really loud to talk that it did get proposed by a representative l all men back in the day he lost next elections have became a viewed as pretty toxic in congress but also.
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"And the issue there is that it is incredibly hard to enforce whether that money ever got paid it and it's very hard on compliance it's you know you don't care all you have to do is turn over the dollar's the grocery store obviously would like to to keep the eight so you have a lot of compliance issues in traditional taxes and then also compared to income taxes and other kinds of taxes sales texas in general about two particular they can be very broadbased but makes a value added tax or gst or however you want to call it interesting indifferent is it the way it works it in each step in the chain the tax is applied on the increase in what they call value but really the increase in price on the product so the way this works is imagine going back to the grocery analogy imagine you're dealing with at an cookies uh the the cookie company and they buy delicious raw cookie materials from some producer and they buy those rock a cumulus rules for whatever it is five dollars and then they sell those raw coca materials for ten dollars the difference between what they bought it foreign what they sold it for that's the value added that's five dollars right the five to ten dollars and so they have to pay the tax whatever it is eight percent on that five dollars both interesting here is then sodas the grocery bigoted for ten dollars is held for fifteen they charge the vat on that fivedollar difference the people got it in the first place who sold it to the cookie company they charge at on the difference between what they bought it for what they got it foreign what they sold at four and the reason this is really important is that everybody at every chain in the system is both paying the vat.