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Biden tells world leaders that "America is back"
"The clip that we showed that president by there in michigan being real fiery about about his covert relief bill. That wasn't the only speech he gave. Today he spoke to the munich munich security conference which he went to a all the time when he was a member of the senate and chair of the senate foreign relations committee have a listen to what he had to say to our allies over in europe. I'm sending a clear message to the world. America is back. The transatlantic alliance is back and we are not looking backward. We are looking forward together. Democracy doesn't happen by accident. We have to defend him. Fight foreign strengthen renew it. We have to prove that our model is isn't a relic of history is the single best way to revitalize the promise of our future and me with that speech. President biden sending a clear message to the alliance that the last four years are done. The united states is back wanting to assume its role as the leader of the free world. A bullwork of the of the of the western alliance. Do you think though that that message is being well received in europe will. It's a welcome message but it's a message that is also coming as president biden is trying to really do away with some of the damage that was caused over the last four years. He's trying to essentially say to our allies. The last four years or anomaly. They were not reflective of american values. But let's be very clear for a very long time. The united states will be known around the world as a country that elected president trump and the president trump also former president trump also had seventy five million people vote for him the second time around so our allies are also looking at this guy at our country and saying what exactly is going on in america so while president biden of course is is signaling that america wants to again embrace our allies. There's really a lot of damage that needs to be had there in our allies including europe and in other places. They've figured out how to function within america. That was weaker. And i didn't wanna be part by a of multilateral deals multilateral agreement so you also are entering back into the world stage with that are saying we figured out how to talk about climate. Change how we talk about the pandemic without america being part of a partner of that analysis really president biden wanting to go back into the furlough based on my reporting a lot of people who welcome idea leaders. Welcome that idea. But i think that it's still very early. Because america has that that that stained really In that and that that that reputation now because president trump went to these to these conferences went to these. These these gatherings and really did damage. They are really did. Somebody's poke his finger in the eye of a lot of our allies
"western alliance" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Covert 19 relief package. Confirmation of Joe Biden's Cabinet and a possible impeachment trial are all on the docket. I'm Scott Shaffer KQED news. Winds are picking up around the Bay Area and gusts of up to 75 MPH are possible in the East and North Bay Hills later tonight, P Jeannie spokeswoman Dina Contreras says those high winds could bring down trees and branches and perhaps power lines. We are ramping up and beefing up our crews to handle these. Power outages should they occur because of the wind locally here in the Bay Area, we're expecting the most wind related power outages. Toe happens tonight through 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, but the utility is not issuing any public safety power shut offs for the Bay Area. Contreras says. That's because the recent rains mean there's low wildfire danger in Oakland. I'm Kate Wolf KQED news Support comes from Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance bank offering flexible financial solutions to entrepreneurs into the venture capital community. Support for NPR comes from c three dot ai c three dot ai software enables organizations to use artificial intelligence at enterprise scale solving previously unsolvable business problems. Learn more at sea three dot ai The listeners of KQED and support for KQED comes from mighty mite Termite might he might use his orange oil. Another targeted treatment solutions, which typically require no move outs, mighty mite termite, and here's to all social distancing and safety guidelines. Mighty mite dot com. From NPR news. This is all things considered my Mary Louise Kelly as we near 400,000 deaths from covert 19 400,000. The question.
"western alliance" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Here is your week ending moment of economic context. It comes to us from Bill Sprigs. He's a professor of economics at Howard University. Adam on the show a couple of months ago when he pointed out this morning, and I should say this is in compliance with the policy of this program that if we stop talking about this, we're going to stop talking about this professor Sprigs pointed out this morning. The unemployment rate for black men in this economy was 10.3% last month rumor nationally it is 6.7% the national unemployment rate for high school dropouts, by the way. 9% even b. J Liederman does the music Mr Bergalis, the executive producer of the program, Nancy Kass, it is the managing director of news. I'm kind result will see you Monday. Every weekend. Everybody all right. This'll is a PM coming up next on the California report Hosts Sasha Coca brings us the story of a transgender asylum seekers quest to come to California. California report magazine starts after Look at traffic, including some trouble in San Jose, Here's Julie de Fish. It's a four vehicle racks South and 2 80 Meridian Avenue. The sense of left lane taking away Now we've got a big back up to Saratoga Avenue. Staying in the South Bay South and 8 80 before broke our road. Ah, car in the center Divide in a pickup truck is still blocking the left lane That's up in the show The parish road off ramp from north and 6 80 vehicle fire. It's on the right shoulder. Julie de Fish working Q. E D Traffic support comes from European sleep works and support for KQED comes from Bridge Bank. Offering flexible financial solutions to entrepreneurs and to the technology and life sciences communities. Bridge Bank is a Division of Western Alliance make member F D I. C Bridge Bank be bold Venture Wisely and from maybe the French International School of Berkeley, now accepting applications for preschool kindergarten and the new middle school, International track, virtual information.
"western alliance" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Listening to NPR news live from Cape CD News on Brian what The strong and dry winds that have been gusting in the Bay Area for hours are expected to continue throughout the rest of the morning, and the National Weather Service has says the critical fire weather conditions in the North Bay Mountains, East Bay Hills and Diablo range. Will persist into tomorrow, PG and E has turned off electricity to more than 330,000 households and businesses. It marks one of the utilities largest power shut off ever. To prevent its equipment from igniting. Wildfires. PG Any meteorologist Scott Strength fell been talking with the National Weather Service and other federal forecast agencies and all agencies airline that this is going to be and this will be the strongest event of the season. Some of the customers who lost their power could get it back as early as tonight. A weather station at the top of Mount ST Helene UM, has recorded sustained winds of up to 76 miles an hour and some gusts as high as 89 miles an hour. There have been some small fires in the north and east base that firefighters have quickly contained. State fire officials say In preparing for the weather, they increased staffing. Thousands of K through 12 students in Napa are returning to campuses today, the Napa Valley Unified School District is launching its hybrid program. About half the district students will be in classrooms two days a week. The other half continues with distance learning from home. District officials say students will need to wear masks and practice social distancing. We plan to test their 2000 employees once every eight weeks for the state's recommendation. I'm Brian what Edie News Support today comes from Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance bank, offering flexible financial solutions to entrepreneurs in the venture capital community.
"western alliance" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The north and east bays that firefighters have quickly contained. San Jose began a phased re opening of over 290 playgrounds and sets of exercise equipment over the weekend. Los Altos has followed, city representative Sonya Lee says the move comes as Santa Clara County has entered the orange here in the States blueprint for reopening. We've actually been slower than other cities in reopening her part facilities. That is because we don't want the county to fall back into the states rather purple tear, you know, potentially causing an increase in cases. Lee says masks are required, and families will be asked to socially distance from others, not in their household. We have mohr on mask wearing and social distancing coming up in 15 minutes on the news on Brian what Support comes from Bridge Bank this morning, a division of Western Alliance bank offering flexible financial solutions to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community. Support for NPR comes from I drive providing cloud backup full system back up and on site I drive Appliance to protect Peces Maxim servers from data loss due to crashes and ransomware. And I dr dot com slash NPR and the listeners and members of the Joe is here with another look at Bay Area traffic as we start our 6 A.m. hour Now it's 606. Very gusty winds still affecting everyone's drive. But so far it's otherwise routine Slowdowns Altamont Pass and the Bay Bridge is backed up to the overpass is with the metering lights on went on early because of the wind advisory. Wind adviser for all the bridges and 80 for westbound Livermore into sin all extra slow because of a crash. It's an hour old, their little valley with the vehicle off into a ditch. Lot of rubbernecking the vehicle off into off the road. Jo McConnell for Beauty and Joe's Traffic support on Monday morning comes from European sleep works, sweetie Science on the Way is Brian mentioned at 6 20 to join US new data showing that mask wearing And avoiding indoor gatherings are key to show it slowing the spread of cove in 19 and Bay Area. Health officials have made it clear that social distancing and mask wearing are here to stay. At least for a while. More on the topic on Kiki.
"western alliance" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Rosa. He says he doesn't expect to be allowed back into his neighborhood for weeks, and by then there's like so much fuel. They're someone's dry vegetation there that like you don't know. I'm kind of expecting the worst. Late yesterday, Authorities ordered the evacuation of the entire city of Calistoga. The glass fire started early Sunday morning and is now burned close to 43,000 acres. It is still 0% contained. More than 140 Vineyards lie within Napa County evacuation zones. Some have already burned. Others are in limbo. Eren Jordan runs Failla winds near ST Kalina. He found out yesterday afternoon. The damage wasn't as bad as he expected. I can only The incredibly appreciative of the efforts that obviously went on to save my business. Jordan alerted firefighters to a sizable water tank on the property, which he says fire crews used in their battle. But with the fire still not contained, he says he isn't ready to relax quite yet. The fires in the North break, bring smoky air back to the Central Bay Area, a spare the air alert has been extended into Friday. Bay Area Air quality management District spokesman Ralph Foreman says the wind will play a major role in determining just how bad the air quality gets, depending on. You know which way the winds go over the next few days, we may see some of that smoke re enter in the Bay Area or not. We're going to get in fact someplace, so this depending on the wind condition in the level of containment that's going to be more or less. This spare the air alert comes less than two weeks after the Bay Area experienced a record 30 days of unhealthy air. I'm Brian what news and support comes from Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance bank, offering flexible financial solutions to the technology and life sciences communities. The New York Times is expose on President Trump's taxes has eyes popping. We'll get into what it means for the presidential race and how d C is responding. Plus, as baseball playoffs come closer, A group of black players are working.
"western alliance" Discussed on Pro Rata
"The Game Changers disrupters those committed to leveraging innovation to make the world a better place. That's why Bridge. Bank has been dedicated to providing financial solutions to sponsor backed emerging technology and growth companies for nearly two decades through its national network of banking teams and offices. Like bridge. Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank Bridge. Bank be bold venture wisely. We're joined now by Mike. Isaac New York Times Tech Reporter and author super pumped the battle for Uber there. Lots of companies out there from UBER TO AMAZON WITH FLEX ETC. Is Their Company your perspective that so far is kind of taking the lead when it comes to respond corona virus. Yeah Hoover was not the company to create the ten ninety nine the contract labor. But I think they've become sort of synonymous with the game economy and I think they realized that because immediately when folks started saying you know how is corona virus start affecting our labor force? They have actually been the ones to say. Okay we're GONNA think through some of the ways that folks can deal with this and so at least a on. Friday talked to a few people over there. And they said they were thinking through how they're gonNA deal with. How people are quarantined. Their drivers GonNa react and just that evening. They said they're actually going to start. Paying folks based on a few limitations that they're actually held for period of fourteen days and they're still working through the details. Correct me if I'm wrong here. So this is a very limited number of you have to either be diagnosed with corona virus. Or You need to be under quarantine but even that small number of people. If an uber driver qualifies they still don't get medical benefits remover right. They're still paying any potential medical costs out of pocket. Full beyond being you know very scary thing really lays clear the difference between what it means to have a fulltime job and what it means to be a contract worker and as soon something sort of devastating happens to the economy happens to out people get around and have happens to this sort of as. Koya put it recently. These Black Swan that we can account for does that affect your job and for hundreds of thousands of people it might mean not being able to drive anyone for a long period of time and so we were really has to grapple with not only the bad pr around that but how this is just work out for their business in housing to work out for the people that rely on Uber. As regularly we hear lift is following a similar policy. The quarantine part is that required quarantine in other words. Somebody basically needs either a doctor's note that have been told by local. That are being quarantined. And I asked that Mike in Comparison to for example. If you were I wake up with a fever and a cough. We've been told. Don't go outside. That's a self quarantine. I assume those people don't count right so those people are forced to either work and thus put themselves and others at risk or not working not get paid. Yeah that's right so a few things when I asked about it last week. It seems like to me. They don't quite fully have all the details works out you know. I asked how much these people paid. It's not quite sure. Is there going to be a sixth amount is going to vary by market so I think they really realize that the questions were coming hard and fast they had to put something out there and to be fair to them? There's just as much sort of confusion at the very top of the country coming around and what people should do depending on whether you listen to trump for the CDC at a given moment so think a lot of companies are trying to take cues from. How their official is supposed to ask but at the same time figuring out as they go along and so you know this is kind of a band aid in some ways but I imagine in the coming days though actually give us more details around who can help and it probably is not going to be an enormous number at least right off the bat any information yet. Any quantitative information yet on what the corona virus spread has done in terms of Gig economy usage and and particularly of Ryedale in other words are fewer people getting googlers and lifts. I haven't seen any raw numbers out there yet. And the companies are being very tight lipped with policies affecting them but I have been sort of doing some reporting and it's sort of very on the one hand last week I talked to someone who's connected to Jordache who said that door to ask. Orders are going through the roof. Well SOME PEOPLE. Don't WanNa go supermarket. Don't WanNa go to a restaurant or and self quarantine exactly and again this points out the the sort of despair you can afford one hundred dollars door to Asheville it or whatever. It cost you to get dinner that night you can do that. You know and won't WanNa go outside of your house but I can't afford it. It's going to be the Christian driving your house and sort of risking their necks to do that. So there's companies like that that apparently soon be affected. Positively initially were. I had heard you know there were a number of ride-sharing up just because again this is affecting public transit and how close people view each other but I think over time. I think they don't WanNa get too optimistic about that. Because if people are told to them stop going to work stop throwing out of the House or whatever that that members go down so. They're being very careful with how they're sharing. This is gonNA affect the but I will say on the next Earnings or whatever very curious they say the line that I've been hearing a lot of these For these companies you know the unknown impact. Ric rotavirus potentially affect future earnings. So I guess watching out and justice supposedly well let me ask about the future earnings and circle back to where we started to end this. Which from your perspective which is all sorts of things well beyond companies like UBER LIFTING DOOR DASH? But do you think is this ultimately going to prove the tipping point when it comes to the Labor fight because these companies are going to have to make a decision essentially on whether these people are legally employees or not or how they turn them they're gonNA either have to give them the benefits of being employees or not and they're going to have to make that decision soon of everything that we've seen over the past ten fifteen years in history and the companies that have proliferated since them? This seems like the most clear-cut explanation of how these people different from fulltime employees at the end of the day. You don't have medical benefits. You don't have some very clear. Protections that full time employees do you don't think they're going to get some of those that the companies and maybe they financially just can't neither uber lift makes any money from a profit perspective. You don't think they're going to alter that in order to essentially save their workforce potentially. I don't know if it to financially devastating for them to flip it entirely but I do think the thing that I've been thinking for a while is like they will get some sort of compromise or middle ground. Uber's kind of pushing behind the scenes like a sort of hybrid not quite employees but not completely protection was ten ninety nine worker and they're still kind of pushing that in this fight that they're doing in California with maybe five so perhaps we get at least closer to that. It's not the whole hog and I still pepper be able to treat laborers as employees just because of the nature of their business. I do think this will push at least in my closer. Thank you Mike. Isaac New York Times Tech Reporter and author of Super Pump. The battle for Uber which you can get on Amazon and if they still exist bookstores my final. Two right after this. The Equity Fund Resources Group at Bridge Bank is a central hub for the venture capital and private equity communities offering banking services for funds partners in their portfolio companies bridge banks. Financial solutions are designed for the entire innovation ecosystem and include creative credit solutions robust treasury and cash management capabilities and a suite of international banking products bridge. Bank division of Western Alliance Bank be bold venture wisely now ever my final two and first of his twitter which for the first time ever has applied a manipulated media tagged to tweet something recently pledged to do in an effort to fight. Miss Information and equal. No it was applied to tweet. I shared by White House social media. Guru Dansk Gavino which was then re tweeted by president. Trump at issue is selective editing of Saturday speech by Joe Biden in which he said we can only re elect Donald Trump and quote for. At least you'd think that's the end of the quote if you only follow president trump on twitter. Biden's full statement was actually quote we can only re elect Donald Trump. If in fact we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. It's got to be a positive campaign and quote so Kudos to twitter for trying to counter this blatant misinformation criticism to trump for deceiving people and a caveat since twitter only acted after the video had been viewed more than five million times and finally yet another item related to twitter CEO. Jack Dorsey is sticking around the company. This morning disclosed a ceasefire with activist investor Elliott Associates. Which have been arguing. Twitter requires a full-time. Co or more specifically a CEO. Who doesn't spend half of his time running payment company square and possibly half as year exploring new technologies in Africa. Now Elliott doesn't appear to have gotten any of what it wanted in terms of Dorsey focus in time but it did convince twitter to initiate a two billion dollars stock buyback take a one billion dollar investment from private equity firm. Silverlake and named three new board directors including one from Elliot. The bottom line here is that this is the second time in two thousand twenty where Elliott has pushed for a big name. Ceo to go. The I was. At and T.'s. Randal Stevenson. But we're Elliott ultimately got other concessions. That might have been what it really wanted all along. You know. Short term moves that improve the stock price and were done big. Thanks for listening to my producer. Tim Chauffeur's Naomi Shaven have a great national napping day. And we'll be back tomorrow with another pro rata podcast..
What Really Happened at the Munich Security Conference
"I today. We're going to learn a NE- word Westland snus. It is the idea that the West is somehow absent from the global stage less significant in part because of the rise of China in part because of the rise of DONALD TRUMP IT C- theme of this year's Munich security conference in which Germany's president said. The United States now rejects even the idea of an international community. That's walls intern rejected by the secretary of state. Does anyone believe Mike upon payers denials? David Hudson h-honestly chief Brussels correspondent at politico and was at the security conference joins me now on the line. Dave dimension the The theme being West Listeners. How did this manifest itself at the conference? There was a lot of discussion and there is every year at the Munich security conference about the decline of the West the fretting over where that Western alliance the transatlantic relationship is. But there is something quite different that everybody could feel this year. Which is that the gap between the Europeans and the Americans is so much greater than anyone has seen it in our lifetimes. And that's really what they're talking about is the idea of a unified west which you could include. Even some eastern partners like Japan into but the idea of rule of law and a the NATO alliance and the idea of collective action on the biggest issues facing people all over the world. And that just doesn't exist right when now you add up the three years of Donald Trump's presidency. Us obviously headed to an election. And you look at everything from climate policy to the Iran. Nuclear deal whether it's unsecurity whether it's on the environment anywhere you look there are just these gaps and so the secretary of state. Mike Pompeo you know folks were sitting with their hands in their laps tapping on their phones but not one drop of applause when he declared the West is winning normally. That should bring everybody to their feet. They're all there to represent different aspects of that western thinking and in fact crickets silence. The justice no faith that any of those words mean anything. I mentioned the president of Germany amendment to our frontal steinmeier was very outspoken. When my Pompeo is there is the? Us Senate acted as if an attitude of every man for himself could work a global policy. You Have Emmanuel macron that saying that there was a need to act at a European level to counter this perceived weakening of an alliance with the US but does Europe have the capacity yet to speak with one voice. Well you're obviously has its own disagreements and the chairman of the conference Ish Sugar warned against this. As did remarkably the secretary general of NATO Jens Stoltenberg who rarely rarely ever diverges from his talking points about unity where he warned in. This seemed to be directed at macron not to talk down the capabilities of NATO and talk up the differences among allies but there are clear differences among these allies and of course trump is responsible for a lot of them when you see the US pull out unilaterally in northeast Syria when you see the US in Turkey both NATO members forced to reach some kind of a peace agreement among themselves. You say what's going on here. Those are countries that are supposed to be on the same side. So you're Ab- certainly has differences that it needs to resolve but on big ticket items especially the priority that everyone agrees is facing the entire planet on Climate Change. Europe does in fact speak almost universally with one voice small exceptions about timing and how to get to certain goals but overall the goals are the same trump of course pulls out of that climate accord pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal. He's gone his own way. I sat down with a few callings and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Todd Walters and you hear him speak and you realize that there's an American mindset especially when it comes to the Middle East that no one else. Shares trump pushing for NATO to be more active in the Middle East which goes against the founding treaty of NATO The Washington Treaty which says these are countries at work together in the Euro Atlantic sphere. And I said to the general said this is in your title your Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Is that going to change? We become sec or me to add in the Middle East and there's no clear message. That Defense Secretary Asper was at NATO before coming to the Munich. Security Conference did not give those NATO allies. A sense of what it is that Donald Trump is looking for and again in Munich. The sort of conclusion was okay. Mike Pompeo and Marcus were there speaking to the boss back home telling him. The West is winning when nobody actually sees that David stay with us because also the line is Paul Rogers professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford while we were mentioning With David other the reaction to Mike Pompeo's speech the problem. I suppose is that the US Secretary of state goes to me and you can says no no trans. Atlantic alliance is as strong as it ever was but but he's bosses given every impression for four years now that he doesn't care at all about America's strategic partnerships. I think that's really a key issue. It's very much longer allies. David was just saying what has happened. I think is the Europeans for the first two years of the trump administration still tend to think this was an operation in the American political scene over the last year in particular the last couple of months they country is that trump may well get reelected emphatic present. He probably will do even if he isn't They feel as being a change in the American mood. That the change of the psalter political psychology even of the country and that is represented by trump and the many people who support him. So you have that the other thing as far as I can see within the United States so you basically have two things going on at the same time you had the contract trump vision but you have the more length assists vision and that apparently was very well represented a community at Munich. Many people from Congress many of the State Department people even those states is pretty weak present with much more on the traditional side but they basically differ from what is coming out trump. And frankly whether we like it or not. The American the Europeans dude actually listen to trump's tweets and take them very seriously so I think you you have this sort of basic difference and then looming all of that are the differences within Europe. Basically mechanised particularly weak at present. You have Britain opting out so to speak and then of course you have the China situation as well. Whether it's a difference I think between the European and the American views. The trump views that he let me put it that way. David Paul just mentioned China and Mike Pompeo talked again about the the the US's from a growing Increasingly increasingly assertive. China is Europe. Going to be on board with that top priority. I survey the citizens done ahead of this conference. The studio what size should your beyond worthy to be a full on conflict within the US and China on the majority of the citizens who questions that actually Europe should be neutral. You know a lot of this. Debate centered around technology and the Chinese firm alway which the US The trump administration has made clear that it seems as a real risk and trump was quite roundly rebutted on that by Germany by the UK even the UK which of course has to negotiate a trade deal coming up with the United States and one of the message. One message that the Americans were carrying back from the European side was qualify. Has Technology that the West if you WANNA call it? That doesn't have so in that sense. You're not winning. And the question is what alternative. Can you offer either? You let Europe and the United States be left behind on five G. or you work with wallet or you have some alternative now. The alternatives are not easy chatter about. Could there be a state investment. Something's very un-american into Nokia or Ericsson but the point is if there is a technology that China has and everybody else doesn't it's clear the West has fallen a stepper a half step behind in that sense but since you have Paul there who's who's talking about peace studies. There's another gap we saw in Munich. Which has some really big big issues that this conference used to focus on that because of what one former Senator Sam Nunn? I talked to called vivid all these sort of flashes and disagreements in In politics we're forgetting about the vital nuclear non-proliferation the fact that most of the non-proliferation architecture has been falling apart under trump the IMF treaty intermediate range. Nuclear forces. Treaty doesn't exist anymore. The new start treaty is going to expire in February. And what are these powers going to do to protect citizens from what is one of the greatest threats out there? Paul What do you? What do you make of that idea? That a lot of other issues as simply being forgotten at the moment I couldn't agree. More than Davis spot. On the nuclear thing I think is much more important than people generally realizes rather receded but there are two other issues gained one. He mentioned with climate change. This is the Big Issue Weld Wahid for the next two years it actually surpasses everything else and yes. The Europeans are more united on this which I think is very welcome as he said with a few exceptions but the United States takes a very different view as well. Brazil China to some extent endangered in Australia and set me. Russia isn't a weld unity. On this the most important issues. What in the world. The other thing I'd say is that while the kind of world economic model we have at present is delivering a great deal for relatively small number of people you got more and more people pretty well educated on the margins who do not fair sharing in in what they deserve and you're seeing this in the many political disturbances social disturbances seen in cities across the world last six to nine months in the recent past That again just doesn't fig you have these very big issues. Marginalization climate change on the nuclear issue which to not get the attention they deserve and that I think is one of the things where to some extent The whole Munich conference thing which is now being running. What nearly sixty years. Something like that Is Not really fully fit for purpose even though it may be better than the past let me just ask you both briefly before we before we end I read. I read one piece about the miniskirt weekend that said law international orders never last forever a maybe this is just the beginning of the end of the Post Second World War transatlantic order. I mean body. Think some some logic behind that there is some logic behind that and of course if it means the start of anew globalism a willingness to address Commonwealth problems. That would be good but the problem. Is that the men. We don't have that In fact the divisions at great sesame there things are changing and it will depend a Fab it I think on whether trump gets reelected in December but things are changing and one has to accept that we simply don't know whether go but there is a need for much more globalist attitude when David it does seem to all hinge. Doesn't it on what happens in America in November? Well there is a big question of if that old order is falling apart. What is the New Order? That take shape right. The world is smaller than ever people are more interconnected than ever so the great powers don't necessarily need to dictate things but we also saw at Munich. I said it was a lot of navel-gazing but not a lot of introspection. Yeah there was a report in The Washington Post Enter last year that twenty years of American failure in Afghanistan you would think at a security conference where the US is seen as the leader on security and defence issues. Folks would be asking. Hey what the heck happened there? How did you drag us all into this mess? And how do you avoid that going forward into the future and those kinds of tough questions again? The vivid trump was very much fretted about but the vital of how do you avoid getting sucked into twenty years of failed war where neither Afghanistan nor Iraq nor anybody else's better off? You have to wonder. Why weren't those tough questions being asked and who will start to shape that new order to replace the old order? That's falling away David Harrison on and Paul Rogers thank you both very much of your time
"western alliance" Discussed on Pro Rata
"Services bridge, Bank, a division of western alliance Bank. Be bold venture wisely. Now, it's time for my final two. And I up is the incredible burst of activity from well known tech startups. We've already gotten lifted Pinterest this year with Uber launching its roadshow yesterday slack coming to market soon. And now official word that both Airbnb, and we work our planning second-half offerings. So one of the big concerns here isn't about any of the particular issues. But where the overall money is gonna come from. We're talking here about tens of billions of dollars for newly public companies and some worries that that cash will get pulled out of legacy public companies, but from talking to investors here at the Milken conference. The feeling is the bull market has created so much uninvested capital or money on the sidelines that it can easily absorb what's coming to Wall Street from Silicon Valley and finally folks in Cambridge Massachusetts got a surprise over the weekend. When the great dome on MIT's campus was covered with a giant. And I mean giant piece of fabric that looked like captain, America's shield. It's the latest in a tradition of MIT students using the conic dome for pranks with one. Tide student telling the Boston Globe that he and his friends began planning this nearly a year ago when news of the new marvel of injures movie was first announced and for the record Chris Evans who plays captain America in the movie, and who is from Massachusetts tweeted out, very cool in response, the globe article and we're done. Thanks for listening to my producer Tim show. Vers have a great national Bugs Bunny day, and we'll be back on Thursday with another pro rata podcast.
"western alliance" Discussed on Pro Rata
"Western alliance Bank e bold venture wisely. Now, it's for my final two. And I is Wall Street where a pair of tech unicorns last night raised more money than expected in their initial public offerings. The better known company was Pinterest. The social book marking site that raised one point six billion dollars. The not quite so well known was video conferencing companies zoom which raised seven hundred and fifty million. Now, why it matters is that there have been big concerns that there could be soft investor interest in buzzy tech IPO's following lifts big stock slide, but it didn't play out that way, arguably because Uma profitable and Pinterest while still unprofitable does seem to have a visible path from red to black. In other words, each unicorn get the judge on merits not as heard and finally Chinese coffee chain a luck. In today. Raised one hundred fifty million dollars a new venture capital funding as a battle Starbucks for local supremacy. But most notable is that most of that money one hundred twenty five million came from BlackRock the US investor that is also Starbucks is second largest outside shareholder. After so for BlackRock, maybe it's a hedge. Or maybe a believes there'll be multiple winners, particularly Starbucks focuses more on in store coffee purchases, and look and focuses more on delivery. But either way it's got a tick off Starbucks as looking as eaten into its market share in part by offering deep discounts that black rocks investment will only perpetuate and we're done big. Thanks for listening to my producer Tim show. Vers have a great national animal crackers day. We'll be back on Monday with another pro rata podcast.
"western alliance" Discussed on Pro Rata
"Services bridge, Bank, a division of western alliance Bank. Be bold venture wisely. Now, it's time for my final two. And I his news that AT and T has agreed to sell its minority stake in Hulu back to the streaming video company for around one point four billion dollars. Now, this will help AT and T pay down debt from its massive Time Warner purchase. But that's not. Why media tongues are wagging this morning? Instead, it's because this deal helps Disney yet Disney increase it stake can lose sixty six percent. And there's growing suspicion. It's going to use Kulu basically kind of club to bash over the head of net flicks. So here's the thinking Disney soon plans to launch its own streaming service called Disney plus and it's going to be popular particularly seven dollars a month. But not popular enough alone to beat net. Flicks. Now, though, Disney could also offer a bundle of sorts a discounted bundle with Disney, plus Hulu and ESPN. Plus, maybe even throw in Hulu live, which is basically cable. That's the sort of thing that could cause some serious. Netflix migration and finally rising political star AL's. Andrea Cossio Cortez is quitting Facebook. Sort of she announcement on the latest episode of Yahoo news is skulduggery podcast saying that the platform is quote, a public health risk leaving things like increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction and escapism. So not yet clear, though is exactly what quitting means. She still has an official Facebook page and is running paid ads. So this might just be a combination of scaling back a bit. Unofficial use and stopping personal use either way. It is definitely notable that someone who used social media to gain national attention is now moving away from social media's largest platform who knows maybe someday. We'll see President Trump quit Twitter, and we're done. Thanks for listening to my producer Tim show. Vers have a great national wear your pajamas to work day. We'll be back tomorrow with another pro rata podcast.
"western alliance" Discussed on AM Joy
"Mr speaker. I think it should be. I'm not sure if profound regrets to every member of this house, the once again, we have been on able to support leaving the European. The indications of the house's decision all grave across the pond. There is complete chaos as Prime Minister Theresa may remain at a standoff with Britain's parliament over how to resolve the Brexit crisis May's plan for how to exactly Britain will leave the European Union was rejected for a third time on Friday Britain has until April twelfth to come up with some kind of plan any plan. That's not looking good. It's just one of the global crises facing a world that's already without US leadership weaker western alliance under Donald Trump, which could soon see a weakened Great Britain as well. Joining us now from London is NBC. News alley Rusi an alley. Good morning to you Britain, and Brexit, if they leave the European Union without a deal spell out for this. What that would mean? Well, joy, I don't think anybody quite knows. It's an auto mess here and living memory politics policy is never been so muddled in this country. Look, I've been speaking to many citizens and business owners, primarily who are very worried about the future they're baffled as to how supposedly mature democracy like Great Britain this play such a central role in global affairs, and is one of the world's strongest economists for now anyway has gotten itself into this kale tick, disorderly mess, and they're not showing any signs of getting themselves out. Now as you mentioned despite an embarrassing third defeat threats of resignation by our own cabinet and Kohl's for an immediate resignation from the opposition and members of our own politics. Theresa May is not ready to bid farewell to the deal. She broker or her time in office hard cabinet and on herself trying to find ways to bring that withdrawal agreement back to parliament for a fourth attempt. Throw gang seems to be a dad horse prompting many here to ask the question when does determination become delusion. We have to give some credit she shown stamina and stubbornness to press ahead with the deal that she believes is the least bad of old options for the country. But that determination just isn't enough without support that she needs from inside and outside policy. Now, the Brexit timetable is slipping away collaboration is in short supply. Members of our own politics said she's over. This is a disaster labor MP's just on backing the Irish democratic policy, which she relies on support isn't backing the deal. So everything remains in the dog for her poverty and the citizens of this country. Joy quickly alley is part of the problem that Britain is turned against it. That Britain have had second thoughts. They don't wanna do it anymore. There's a poll out showing that now fifty five percent of Britons would vote remained. Is that part of the problem? That is part of the problem. I think a lot of people that voted for this voted this with is closed that they said we were sort of duped by the opposition. They gave us full numbers and fulls figures. And yes, they are having a buyer's remorse so to speak, but there is confusion here. I mean, people say if there was another referendum vote and other way, say fifty to forty eight we'd being the same confusion. Yeah. It is quite a conundrum of Great Britain alley Rusi. Thank you very much for sorting out for us. Really? Appreciate it. And coming up Joe Biden's response to this morning allegations that he kissed a female politician without her consent that story. Thanks. Joe Biden was behind me. I'm preparing myself to give these remarks, it's the very last days before the election and very unexpectedly and out of nowhere. I feel Joe Biden put his hands on my shoulders, get up very close to me from behind lean in smell, my hair..
Russia's 'unprecedented' war games included a submarine hunt in the Pacific
"Turning now to news about Russian military drills, Soviet warships conducting maneuvers in the Bering Sea which separates Russia from Alaska. And what some believe serves as a message to the west USA radio's John Clemens with the story. It is Moscow's biggest military drills since the fall of the Soviet Union involving as many as three hundred thousand troops over one thousand military aircraft with two supporting naval fleets NATO's secretary. General Stoltenberg says the west has no intention of backing down in the face of a resurgent Russia insisting the western alliance will hold firm, America's NATO, allies, employed. Thousands of intelligence personnel giving the United States better is. I'm better
"western alliance" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Established for seven to seventy five years helping ensure peace and prosperity. In, Europe, and. Throughout the world actually and then topped off. By yesterday's performance standing alongside, Vladimir Putin and the president acting as if he were there for his quarterly review from his boss Mr Putin that's right it's, quarterly review from his boss Mr Putin that's said he was acting like is not getting along with world leaders that have thousands of nuclear weapons no no no. He's supposed to dance to the media's tune the media is the godfather and you are. On the end of the president of the United. States are on the on the end of the media strings and he's dismantling NATO that is just one of these giant mega, lies like the reporter in asked at. He's he's probably not a liar, is probably just stupid, he's probably just Ignorant. Of the facts The fake reporter was that every US intelligence agency. Says that Russia, tampered that's a lie and it's been discredited and debunked. Over and over again, but the fake media they keep. Saying the fake media they keep saying that Trump is dismantling NATO and western, alliances and the EU and it's all a lie is a NATO you obligated to pay two percent of your GDP to. Our common. Defense, pay that's it now, if that dismantles NATO then NATO is too weak to exist anywhere and it wouldn't, survive a strong wind but the media made up this lie and that's properly what it's called a lie that, he's breaking up NATO. His making NATO stronger the last thing Putin wants to see is NATO countries pudding twice the amount of money they're currently putting into the common defense of the. North Atlantic Treaty organization. That's the last thing Putin wants to see And that's what Trump is pushing. For now Putin loved it when Obama was giving away the store to Iran giving away the store to Cuba giving away the store when he pulled the missile defense that the Bush administration fought for. Years to. Get, installed and the Czech, Republican in Poland Obama undid all that now that is Putin's poodle that is Putin's, little mummy wrap boy right there let's go to number eight the question to Putin on the dirt Russian government, had any compromising material. On President Trump or his family any compromise see this come on and say yes say yes I mean honestly this is a question you think he's going to. Answer he answered the I did heard rumors Allegedly collected, compromising material Mr. Trump Rubers distinguished colleague This language come visit Moscow back then Remember the press distinguished colleague I Sean with utmost respect She was a private. Individual businessman nobody informed me. That she was in Moscow Let's. Take just Saint Petersburg economic forum for instance Five hundred. American businessmen the high rink and high level ones I don't even remember the name so each and every one of them do you remember the.
"western alliance" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Got started i know the democrats really funded a lot of it we we know that both republicans and democrats have used fusion gps for opposition research yodeler support strength the steele dossier accurate the seal absolutely it's not accurate we know that how do you how do you what's what's you can go through point by point okay so in the still dossier this is quoting from this deal dossier the russian regime has been cultivating supporting trump released five years aim endorsed by putin has been to encourage splits and divisions in the western alliance twenty of it can't be true but let's go by way what about the news this week with our alliances of the g seven and what's going on with trump and candida the split what's going not true about that well that's really with what trudeau and trump in our lights and what's going on but germany absolutely chooses all of our allies we're not getting along with them korea and putin and china and not our allies anymore or l that's exactly what's happening brother under the obama administration our allies paid for less for their involvement in nato yeah that what's really going on both barack obama and his predecessor encouraged the or allies in nato to actually pay their fair share so that's really would about truth okay that's that's good news you don't because so that is what's happening what but that is that didn't say the about the dossier about oh they're going to pay where buddy those words you just read or happy right now in real time well here here's a okay here's some pretty strange ones so as another line from steele dossier the alludes to the existence of a russian dossier or kompromat on hillary clinton is confirmed by source be sheer he confided in a trusted compatriot than it had been a collated by department k of the fsb for many years except the directorate k which is an an infamous part of russian intelligence doesn't do intelligence on foreign leaders it at that s vr does fancy does but not directorate k so it just doesn't add up okay.
"western alliance" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Craft and he's willing to do that and then we do our expulsions but he ups the ante i'm really struck by how what he wants us he wants to go higher and higher and so he's pretty good at using his powers a disruptor to really mess with the world although if his goal has been to undermine nato and the european union and these other western alliances his actions two brothers countries together in this case right i mean some of his actions the interference with the elections has actually weaken nato and you've had victories or strong votes for parties that putin seem to be helping that hurt the cause of nato solidarity and yet this poisoning has really brought people together and and the other striking thing about trump is he absolutely does not want to say or even do anything about russians disruption of our election whereas the europeans have actually done much more about this in their case see i'm struck by the fact that he's picked on theresa may and protrump particularly in how putin has responded and there could be an attempt just humiliate people and so in short term we have as west have united enacted in common but a longterm if we can't force putin stop doing this kind of behavior it'll be a humilating setback from one powerful adversary to their worrying scenario north korea really interesting situation where kim jong un in his first known international trip visited china and met with china's leader and was feted by the chinese all of this as a prelude to a potential trump kim meeting i think that the chinese and the north koreans have had a very close and strong alliance and on the one hand china did not want any talks going forward without there having a strong role and so this is clearly china asserting itself but it's also a real warning to the united states that china right now is in a mood to really start pushing american influence out of asia they don't want any deal that will weaken their position they certainly don't want a united korea and so i think this shows a what the united states is up against and how complicated and difficult these talks with president trump we're going to be david.
"western alliance" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Statecraft and he's willing to do that and then we do our expulsions but he ups the ante and really struck by how what he wants this he wants to go higher and higher and so he's pretty good at using his power as a disruptor to really mess with the world although his goal has been to undermine nato and the european union and these other western alliances actions two brothers countries together in this case right i mean some of his actions the interference with the elections has actually weaken nato and you've had victories or strong votes for parties that putin seem to be helping that hurt the cause of nato solidarity and yet this poisoning has really brought people together and and the other striking thing about trump is he absolutely does not want to say or even do anything about russian disruption of our election whereas the europeans have actually done much more about this in their case see i'm struck by the fact that he's picked on theresa may and protrump particularly in how putin has responded and there could be an attempt to humiliate people and so in short term we have as west have united enacted in common but a longterm if we can't force putin stopped doing this kind of behavior it'll be a humilating setback from one powerful adversary to their worrying scenario north korea really interesting situation where kim jong un in his first known international trip visited china and met with china's leader and was feted by the chinese all of this as a prelude to a potential trump kim meeting i think that the chinese and the north koreans have had a very close and strong alliance and on the one hand china did not want any talks going forward without there having a strong role in so this is clearly china asserting itself but it's also a real warning to the united states that china right now is in a mood to really start pushing american influence out of asia they don't want any deal that will weaken their position they certainly don't want a united korea and so i think this shows a what the united states is up against and how complicated in difficulties talks with president trump are going to be david.
"western alliance" Discussed on Kickass News
"A a distinguished soldier in iraq and afghanistan of the author of an excellent book on a civilianmilitary relations during the vietnam war truly an honorable honorable soldier in a very intelligent and forceful man right and yet by will meet virtue of working for donald trump he's been pushed and i detailed them to series of moments we asked allied of the press simply to cover up terrible things donald trump has done that would upset the western alliance of a good people do bad things often for very good reasons but you get compromised eight todd discussing the book the advice i give to friends of mine who had to consider should i worked for deng trump and the end the advice i give them is if you're in the national security realm yes i mean the country has to be protected we know the military has to be there we need people we need ambassadors um if you can work for trump without working with him that's a public service but understand that this is the president who ask you to do wrong things and if you are not confident that you can say no don't say yes and one more thing if the president were as confident as you that you would say no to a wrong thing would he ask you in the first place as a former white house staffer yourself do you empathise with those on trump's team who constantly seemed to be put in the position of having to either live forum or explain away as behavior walked back trump's crazy twitter statements different fit from friends with different people i have one set of feelings about an h r mcmaster and i have another steady feelings about a sarah huckabee sanders or um you know kellyanne conway for the about those ladder group i just think isn't there some nice tobacco company somewhere you could work out how to do this while the way described the officials in the administration they sound like the gang who couldn't shoot straight you talk about how incompetent they are they make the most basic mistakes that constantly put their foot in their mouths they lie on their disclosure forms and constantly seemed to make spelling errors in that sense is there at least some.
"western alliance" Discussed on The 45th
"More fodder right like they're gonna be lexi we told you you cannot trust united states it will always be our enemy in a unifying iran and dividing the western alliance which is in no way putting th th this new to bargain again we how how were improving our position here like iran will be unified and that you know what america breaks his promises and is being threatening to us we have to hold together here whereas were destroying the alliance that made the pack in the first place what we also i mean words our credibility i mean like who why is there any incentive and to enter into any kind of treaty or agreement with united states when it can be so easily undone when we're just not worth a you know our promises not worth the paper it's written on there is on again this way that's probably why i have felt so pessimistic lately i just don't see how in my lifetime we ever have credibility in world stage again this is ruined our ability to take sort of soft power approaches for generations why would trust america to do anything it's has going to do because you know what my had eight years ago president but they could like that flip on you and elect a psycho again well you know who's delights us even after the iran stuff even though much of the world community including russia and china are like you shouldn't have done this is arab emirates saudi arabia and israel did you see that tweet today about schumer i just saw briefly still confused by it he tweeted dimmed senator schumer hated the iran deal made with president obama but now that i am involved he is okay with it tell that to israel chuck i'm confused.
"western alliance" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Was a western alliance really first against nazism and then standing up to make sure that something like that doesn't happen again and so what is amazing is that we now have that same international body that is actually standing four of the very ideals that they claimed to have originally founded themselves against any for modern day nazi ism if they're going to sit here and put together a black list of israeli companies that are of sorry companies around the world that are doing business with israeli settlements and them you know they're building up and propping up in the socalled un who human rights council countries like iran which just like hitler hitler would be very proud of what iran is doing today of threatening to wipe the jewish state off the map and that is the very united nations that i thought was founded with the ideals of acting against that mentality a gifts that ideology and so that's why i think first of all the human rights council just needs to be dismantled uh i think we should just stop funding the united nations entirely and i think that they ought to be kicked out of new york yesterday unfortunately we have our mayor bill de blasio that it all just stop there because i don't wanna get into trouble and now now the off on live radio so you know build the block co not a favorite of mind uh we have a soldout choline and i'm going to get to your calls after the break i'm not even gonna give out the number because we don't have a single open line stay tuned.