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Fresh update on "government" discussed on Mandy Connell
"It's 2 31 Our top story, get out the fans and crank up the A C. We're just starting a heatwave. We're gonna be in the mid and upper nineties, pushing 100 by the 13th so this could be one of the hottest 7 to 10 day periods. In the 2020 summer Fox 30 One meteorologist Brooks Gardener says we may see a few storm clouds come off the mountains today, but after Wednesday is just going to be hot and dry. Dr Anthony Fauci says a Corona virus vaccine is getting closer to becoming a reality. They have different platforms. Yet there's some commonality among them. The protocols are harmonized. We're using consistent laboratory data that we're going to be measuring and the end points of the same Ouchi says there is one vaccine in line for an efficacy trial in late July and another to follow each month until October knew really released. Government data shows that California and Texas are among the big states receiving the lion's share of federal loans. For small businesses that have been hurt by the Corona virus Pandemic. California businesses getting $68 billion businesses in Texas getting 41 billion Chinese officials warning of a bubonic plague epidemic in the area known as Inner Mongolia. Experts say it is unlikely the bubonic plague will spread outside that region. And it looks like the Broncos. We'll be seeing a lot of Patrick Mahomes over the next decade. A report today says. Mahomes has signed a 10 year extension to stay in Kansas City. The deal, reportedly the richest in NFL history, sources say it's worth more than $400 million. Our next news update is at three o'clock. I'm Susan Witkin on KO News Radio, a 50 A m and 94 1 FM check on Traffic with Rick Morgan. Overall driving great shape Low, slow on was found to 70 once get across Commerce City in Quebec. And basket is also loaded up on that ramp from East found six to stop by 25. But the rest of the highway Dr looks pretty good on the Southeast side crash being clear to Quincy and Buckley and Road work delays, continuing the usual spots, including Sheridan at 10th backing up both directions there.
Texas, California top SBA's PPP approvals
"California and Texas, receiving a big chunk of government loans for small businesses hurt by the Corona virus pandemic, the Treasury Department said about $68 billion went Cos. In California under the Paycheck protection program and 41,000,000,002 businesses in Texas. Tourism dollars
Fresh update on "government" discussed on Ben Shapiro
"And liberty. And property and because government under James, the second wasn't upholding those right. It was okay to install William and Mary, who agreed to do so and what Jefferson and the other members of the Continental Congress are arguing that the British through a long train of repeated abuses and user patient they had been trampling upon those rights, and that's why it was necessary for us to declare our independence to do a better job. In other words of protecting those rights that the English government was This is something it's so interesting to me. Rob is always talking to you. It makes me feel better or not only about our past but about our future. And I just noticed when we inject some historical fact into the conversation, not the wild, emotional historical revision and speculation, But some actual just fact it comes a stand. It makes us feel a bit better, a better country. A little bit more humble ourselves and hopefully more secure in our future. But I suppose we'll have to wait and see. We've got to stop tearing down all of the monuments first, Rob, Thank you so much for being here. Professor Robert McDonald, author of Confounding Father, which I urge all of you to go out and get and read all the rest of Rob's work. He's just one of the best. We've got to take a quick.
Treasury to name 700K small businesses receiving COVID-19 government relief loans
"Releasing the names of more than 700,000 businesses that's got government help in the pandemic. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says more help may be coming soon. Whether that is making sure that the take home check for every American is greater with a Payroll tax deduction, whether it's making sure that we provide incentives for American manufacturing to be brought back from abroad. Those are our two critical components president has asked us to draft four months
Philadelphia’s Rental Assistance Program To Resume Taking Applications
"Applications open today for the second round of rental assistance for Philadelphians, who've lost their income because of covert 19 Our city Hall bureau chief. Hey, What'll youse Pat Lobe tells us it's important to get an application in early in the first round of rental assistance. In May, 13,000 people applied and there was money for just 4000 so applications were picked at random. This time. The money is coming from the federal government through the state, so there are new rules and one of them is. The assistance will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Greg Hillary's senior vice president of Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, which is overseeing the program, he says there's more money this time around, so it should be able to serve. 6300 renters, but he still expects demand to exceed what's available. Tenants fill out the application first, then their landlord has to agree to the terms, which include no attempted eviction for 60 days after the payments and no fees or charges above the payment, which top sounded $750 a month. I think many landlords would prefer to have the money now rather than to go through their other options, including eviction, So we're hopeful that many landlords will accept the funnies. In spite of some of the requirements. There's a link to the application on their website. W news radio dot com. The assistance is available statewide this time and there are also links to applications for each
Supreme Court reinforces ban on robocalls to mobile phones
"You'll like the Supreme Court also ruled today. In favor of a federal law prohibiting robo calls to cell phones and home phones. A B C's Aaron Carter Ski Americans passionately disagree about many things, the Supreme Court said. But they are largely united in their disdain for robo calls. Political and nonprofit organization still cannot make political robo calls to cell phones, and the court has now struck down a 2015 carve out for government debt collectors. A decision written by Justice, Cavanaugh said. Congress has impermissibly favour debt collection speech over political and other speech in violation of the First Amendment. Aaron Carter
Chicago, New York City gun violence spikes over July 4th weekend
"One yet is in custody for the shooting death of Granada of Jones, a 14 year old killed Saturday night in Inglewood. He was among eight people that was shot in 6100 block of South Carpenter. In that same shooting, an 11 year old boy suffered a graze wound. And a 15 year old boy had a gunshot wound to the abdomen in the city of New York. Pretty violent weekend there as well. They saw 49 people shot eight deaths and the president tweeting about the violence both here and there in Chicago, saying quote Chicago, New York City crime numbers are way up. Shootings up significantly in New York City, where people are demanding that Governor Cuomo act. Now federal government is ready, willing and able to help if asked, although in the past mayor like foot, then Governor Pritzker here in Illinois have turned down any federal help
Nearly 40 states see rise in coronavirus cases
"Virus infections overshadow Fourth of July celebrations during the holiday weekend. NBC NBC Sam Sam Bronx Bronx is is 39 39 states states confirmed confirmed increases increases Florida, Florida, South South Carolina Carolina and and Texas Texas among among the the state's state's notching notching new new daily daily records records Texas, Texas, adding adding 8000 8000 new new infections infections on Saturday in Florida, recording a stunning 11,458 cases. A single day, a number not seen since NEW York At its peak In the 1st 4 days of July 15 states reported record increases, Health experts and local government officials are worried the spike in cases will overwhelm hospitals.
Families Face Challenges Adopting During The Pandemic
"We focused a lot on the economic hardship of the pandemic, but the emotional stress is also significant and for families, hoping to adopt plans that may have been years in the making are now either on hold or moving very slowly the Wall Street. Journal's Christina rexroad has been speaking to families facing this and joins us now Christine Awoken. Christina looking at adoption as a whole, it is never clear cut to begin with. There are so many variables so many different things that can get in the way. Now, we're in the midst of a pandemic. Is anyone having luck right now when it comes to adoption? Well I was pretty surprised when I first started reporting the story. Domestic adoption, so people who are in the US and adopting US children. Those are basically moving forward. I think maybe if you had asked me that in March or early April I wouldn't have said that, but in general adoption agencies and adoptive families and birth families. And, even the court system, a lot of places have adjusted pretty quickly, so it doesn't mean that everything is normal, but it means that things can move forward. A lot of this varies state by state or even city by city. But in general adoption, agencies have figured out how to. Continue to make that work. So well, domestic adoptions are moving forward. We also have to look at international adoptions, which can also be very difficult right now. Getting abroad is very difficult, if not almost impossible. Yeah so badly in general families who are trying to adopt from outside the US are at a standstill and even probably worse for them. They don't have a lot of information about win. They're going to be able to meet their children. Bring their children home. Now. It's not like international adoptions have been banned. It's just that they're really difficult to right now. It's very hard to travel within the US even more so to travel internationally for example I talked to a family in North Carolina. That was all ready to go to China on January. Thirty first and pick up the three year old girl that they're adopting and a few days before they were to leave you know the the the State Department advised Americans not to go to China and they even advised Americans not to go to finalize an adoption. Now say that they went even if they could get China. It's not clear that the local government offices that would need to finalize the adoption would be open. It's not clear if the country with let them in. So was the family from North Carolina able to successfully adopt their the three year old. No, they and they really don't know a lot about wind. They'll be able to. They're not sure when they'll be allowed to go to China. You know I, talked to the the MOM A lot. And it's pretty emotionally wrenching. You know for any parent to. Not Know when they're going to see their child to not be involved in the decision making for them I. You know I spent a lot of time speaking to the mom and she said that day they have two older children who are six and eight, and they said that they talk about this little girl. They'll say what you think she'll be like they pray for her. They still keep her very much a part of their family as much as they can. They just have no idea when they'll see her and I was. Really struck when the mom told me that day. Wonder if this little girl who has been you know given pictures of them and told that she has a family waiting for her in the US. She worries that this little girl thinks that they might have forgotten her. Or that she's forgotten them. That's tough to hear. This is also a time when. Families are doing an inward outward look about what their priorities are, and they want their lives to be like. Do adoption agencies discourage people from considering adoption right now? Are they saying? Let's wait a few months. No not at all. My understanding from reporting the story is that adoption agencies generally are getting as interest as ever from families who are. Expressing interest in adoption, the Wall Street Journal's Christina. Rexroad Christina really appreciated our conversation.
Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surge
"Australian authorities a closing the border between the country's two largest states as Milborne records two deaths and its highest ever daily increase in infections the border between the states of New South Wales and Victoria is due to be shot late Tuesday with a senior official saying the situation well below is unprecedented with the pandemic in a new phase the overwhelming majority of new infections detected that in recent weeks come from a community transmission elsewhere in Australia the vast majority who tested positive when fifty overseas would be affected by a return to traveler the Victorian government has locked down thirty six of the most violence prone mobile in the suburbs last week into the weekend I did another full I'm Charles de Ledesma
Charity: Rescue ship gets OK to bring 180 migrants to Sicily
"Run ship to disembark. 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean after a standoff lasting more than a week. The news comes two days after the ocean Viking declared a state of emergency onboard. It's operator. The French charity, Eso es Mediterranee said the mental health of some of those picked up in the seas off Libya had deteriorated to such an extent that it feared for their safety and that of the crew. It's reported fights, hunger strikes and suicide attempts. The migrants who include North Africans, very trains, Nigerians and Pakistanis will be transferred to a vessel chartered by Italy's government, where they'll have to spend two weeks in quarantine. BBC's Danny Everhart reporting. Keep floodwaters and the risk of
Britain pays tribute to National Health Service on 72nd Birthday.
"People across the UK joined in a round of applause on Sunday to mark the seventy second anniversary of the free to use National Health Service one of the country's most cherished institutions, the reverence with which it is held has been bolstered this year during what is being Europe's deadliest corona virus outbreaks though the UK as a whole has a confirmed virus death toll of forty, four, thousand, two, hundred, twenty, the third highest in the world behind the United States and Brazil the chess and everyone who works within it in whatever capacity have been lauded for their work and care. Created by the Labor government after World War Two, in nineteen, forty, eight by bringing together the nation's disparate health institutions, the NHS's founding principles have never changed funded by everyone through the tax system. It provides free healthcare to any UK resident when needed. Prince Charles said the NHS that been through the most testing time in its history, and it was right for the whole country to come together to pay tribute to everyone who works within it after coming down with corona virus himself and spending three nights in intensive care Prime Minister Boris. Johnson credited NHS workers with saving his life, and his insisted it get whatever resources it needs. The main Labour Party opposition said the NHS has been starved of funding for the past decade during the government's austerity drive. Overnight many of the country's major sites, including the houses of parliament and the arch at Wembley, stadium England's National Soccer Stadium lit up in blue to remember all those who died during the pandemic. And before the weekend, soccer matches, players joined in with a round of applause.
Cynthia Choi, Co-Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action
"Cynthia Welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you for having me appreciate it, so the President and several conservatives repeatedly referred to the coronavirus as you know the Wuhan buyers Chinese virus, and they've been corrected several times by activists, and by journalists and I remember on one of those occasions. The president shot back and said you know he wasn't being racist, but his referring to the virus in that way has it resulted in increased reports of hate crimes against asian-americans has contributed to that. Do you think in any way well? What we do know is that because of our reporting center through stopping? Stopping pure. Hey, we have I. Ten accounts of really horrific experiences that Asian Americans have encountered and their descriptions of what people have said to them and how they were made to feel and you know we have significant numbers of descriptions that refer to this notion that the virus is from China, the reference around the Chinese virus and Ruhama virus and hating and invoking trump, when they are being verbally a physically attacked, and so we do know that words matter, and the ways in which trump and other elected officials are using their platform to exploit a really challenging time for I, so many of us. To, escape, go. Asians a scapegoat Chinese, and there's a conflation when you scape. Go are blame the Chinese government or China. With attacking Chinese and Asian Americans here I've actually seen reports for children. Children have even been attacked by other children. You know before all the schools were closed and that's just really kind of heartbreaking to hear that. Do we have any data yet or is it too early to data to quantify the increase in hate crimes in relation to this well one thing? I do WanNa make very clear. is We describe these incidents as as hate, incidents many of them don't rise to the level of hate crimes, but I don't want to minimize the hundreds of accounts that we've received today we have about over one thousand nine hundred incidents coming from all over the country, and the descriptions of what's happening to individuals is is really dehumanizing traumatizing in the sense that people feel like they have a target on their back that this is all happening while most of us have been sheltering in place. And that there is clear vitriol animus towards Asian Americans and being for being blamed for either bringing the coronavirus here, having the coronavirus at a time where we need to have empathy and you know we need to really fight this deadly infectious disease. This has been a really harrowing time for Asian Americans. Who feel like they're being targeted? Just because of the way they look and we are getting accounts. Of, vulnerable. Members of our communities so children. elderly women are twice as likely to report incidents that they've experienced and for children I think this is, this is particularly disconcerting, because of course schools closed. You know relatively early on, but even before that time we were getting reports of from parents who said that their children were. Targeted several reports being physically assaulted taunted and just the effects of it the. Psychological impact internalized racism the depression. This desire not to be Asian. And feeling very very hurt. During a very confusing time for children in general I was just curious if there were any reports, or you notice the increases before the coronavirus in given the culture and the climate of this administration. Yes, so organization had been monitoring the US China relations. You know for several years now and as it's been reported U S China. Relations has deteriorated markedly and. Had devastating impacts on Chinese here in the United States, and that's resulted in things lie the Department of Justice and other governmental agencies, targeting Chinese scientists in the private sector, an accusing all Chinese who are here as being potential national security threats. And, we see this through hundreds of cases we know about where Chinese scientists are being investigated are being wrongfully prosecuted in whose lives have been upended in. So this is something that we had been monitoring very closely with and working with individuals and their families who've been directly impacted by this,
July 4: National Mall Fireworks Show Draws Small Crowds
"Fourth, many coming out to watch the salute to America. A spectacular fireworks show for the salute to America to cap off this July 4th, many people showing up from out of town to see this way. Asked some if they were concerned about covert 19 and the crowds that we're showing up here. I don't think there's concern for me. I think we use basic hygiene and Don't you know Kiss people don't drink after them all. In all, a few 1000 people showed up on the mall around half were wearing their face government. We spoke to one man who said If you get it, get it on the national ball, conduct, E w T o P news and still ahead on
Zandi predicts job numbers will be "meaningfully worse" in July amid COVID spikes
"The US added 4.8 million jobs in June, but that data was compiled before the Corona virus spikes that started mid month. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, joins us now from Philadelphia this morning. Good morning to you, Mark. Good morning, Margaret. You had already predicted this would be the shortest but arguably most severe recession in history. What did we learn from the data We got this week. Well, it was good about as good as you could expect. Almost five million jobs were created during a month. That's on top of 2.7 million in the month of May. So we've gotten about 1/3 of the jobs back that we lost in. In March and April. Unemployment declined properly measured. It's about 12% hard to imagine that's a good number, but it is a good number of compared to 20% which we got in April. That was the peak Here's the thing, Margaret the unfortunate thing, you know, Thie. Unexpected, better. Economic news is the result of the very rapid increase in business. Reopening is too fast, because now The virus is re intensifying and the pandemic is raging in a lot of key states across the country. They're pulling back, and that's not in the data yet. That's coming down the road, so I fear That the best economic news was in June. And as we looked at July and going forward, the job statistics were goingto look meaningfully meaningful. E worse. The pandemic is a real issue now. And these are thes states that air seeing these spikes are important to the U. S. Economy. Very large economies. Taxes California, Florida. How much do you expect to see consumers pull back They aren't there big. I mean, if you had a California, Texas, Florida, let's throw in Arizona. You're You know, you're not talking about over fist of the economy, probably closer to 1/3 of the economy right there. Andi. I do expect we're going to see pull backs by businesses in those states. And here's here's a saying it's not just businesses there directly impact is not just restaurants and retailers. In all businesses are going to be nervous about the uncertainty that this all creates. And so they're going to come even more cautious and hiring back workers. And then of course, you've got consumers When I you know we were. We already had one hand on the bunker. I can't imagine that many of us are going to go right back into the bunker is a result of all this and wait this out so This is very disconcerting. And if Dr Fauci is right and we're headed towards 100,000 per day, I think the prospects of going back into recession are pretty high. What we know, certainly at the White House and on Capitol Hill, they're going to have to take a look at what kind of emergency aid will need to be provided. In light of some of this changing information that we're receiving, in your view. Do you think Congress needs to provide some kind of help to American families? 80 million Americans have Children under the age of 18. They can't necessarily send them back to school in the summer. Maybe not in the fall. Childcare is also in question. How important is it to address that specific challenge? Critical. It's absolutely critical. You know if Congress and administration don't get it together in the next few weeks before Congress goes away on its August recess, I fear we're going back into recession because Thie economy needs a lot of help. And you, you point out there's a lot of even though unemployment back down if you add up folks that are unemployed people who have gotten ours cut there so working, but they got their hours. Cut. Then consider those folks that are still working. Haven't gotten your hours cut got their pay cut. You're talking about 1/3 of all American workers. They're still struggling here. And if they don't get some additional help on atyou know the the unemployment insurance expansion that was part of the original help to the economy is going away in 2 to 3 weeks. So if Congress administration don't figure out how to provide more help to these folks, they're going absolutely no choice but to stop paying bills, cut spending and the economy is really gonna struggle. Here's the other thing. State. Local governments are hemorrhaging red ink, right, So every every state government across the country doesn't matter whether you're a Republican state of a democratic state. You're hemorrhaging reading and they're slashing payrolls and these are Middle income jobs, their teachers their fire. They're policed their emergency responders. These were the kinds of folks we need working at any time, but particularly in a pandemic, So it's just absolutely critical, critical that Congress doesn't take the wrong message from the June jobs number. And says, Okay, Mission accomplished. We're OK here for far from it. They need to provide a lot more help in very soon. But what about the specific child care issue? How does how does Congress Well, they're your right. They have to provide support through Tio support for child care on the other side of that during the pandemic once schools during the summer and once when school if schools don't reopen. So there has to be additional support their you know, there's different ways of providing this for direct aid to people who are unemployed, or, you know, through the through unemployment. Suren CE were through the tax code. There's a child tax credit that could be used to make it refundable two different household so that they can get cash back if you know if they have child care needs. But you know all those things need to be part of any additional support that Congress comes forward with. And hopefully again. They comport with that quickly
Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying?
"24 hours after Beijing had passed its controversial security legislation. Authorities the Hong Kong had already charged 10 people with violating the sweeping new law. A new measure put severe restrictions on free expression. Beijing says the law is crucial to safeguarding Hong Kong's economic development and political stability and allows China to investigate and punish those accused of dissent. Penalties include life sentences. Los effect was immediate Twitter accounts were deleted. Pro democracy activists resigned their posts and several left the country. Li Chun Cheon is a former legislator and prominent opposition leader. He joins me now from Hong Kong, Mr Lee, Thanks for speaking with us. Hello. So, as I mentioned, several activists have disappeared from social media have ceased their pro democracy activities, and they certainly aren't talking to the press with Beijing threatening life sentences. For those that so called collude with foreign powers. I feel like I should begin this interview asking why you're taking the time to speak with us. I think it's very important to tell you well, what is happening to Hong Kong and the wording off the law is so vague that don't really know what it means. One employs collusion with a foreign power. And causing hatred to the central government. I'm not going to preach hate. I'm going to preach love only for the people of Hong Kong. How have you seen this law go into effect in terms of the way authorities are cracking down or in terms of the way that people just conduct themselves differently. They are trying to cleanse all free speech, putting fear among the people and and after you put fear, then the people began to start self censorship. So there's lots of people who tried to Cleanse or their faithful off any mentioning off the stroking that we have. During the past protest movement were now not under the Hong Kong government will have directly confronting The Chinese Communist Party because one off the provisional law is that the police has sweeping power. That is not what they used to have a new power to be operation like the secret Police. Britain has offered some Hong Kong residents safe haven. Many people have gone to Taiwan. You recently urged Congress here in the U. S to Ah pass. A bill making it easier for people in Hong Kong to seek asylum in the United States. How many people do you think we'll be looking for avenues like that over the next few months? And is that something you're thinking about? No, of course I would continue to stay in Hong Kong and continue speaking out for two people. But with the refugee proposal from any country, off course is useful that you know, people who worry about the future can go toe off other country to seek a safe harbour. But I have to remind the woe that actually They're already 9000 people arrested and 1600 already prosecuted and this is very difficult for those who are prosecuted to find a safe harbor. I think the important thing is for people to stay on in Hong Kong to continue demon and one country, two systems that are promised. We are only 23 year we still should have 27 years off, no change and also democracy. So you think there's still some hope then that the protests Khun B successful and that they can push back this this tide that has really picked up steam in recent months from China, seizing more control of Hong Kong, cracking down on on expression in Hong Kong. Of course, the situation is very difficult, you know, But when you look at is the European experience they have suffered for many years. But finally there's the Berlin Wall fell down. And so the hope is that also people in China one also democracy and freedom and joy hand together to seek for that, But off course, this regime ists now. Very powerful in terms of surveillance in terms ofthe, you know, suppression, and they're using law against people, but with the world's standing to get a Hong Kong I think we will continue our fight. We do not know when we can be. Ah, Victoria's but still I think the spirit had to be there. And we want Hong Kong to make it through the difficult time in the in the future.
Reddit bans 'The Donald' and 'ChapoTrapHouse' as part of a major expansion of its rules
"So called so called free speech platforms are now banning All outlandish speech out. All outlines read. It is going to ban the Donald Red, which is one of the bigger threads on Reddit. It's It really is a huge threat on Reddit, and then just to make it fair. They're also banning Chapel Trap house, which is the socialist kind of mud grows over there. I mean, they really get in the mud that really gross and really ugly, but You know, they have a right to free speech to something they would never say about me. But Chapel Trap house has a right to basically say what they want, but apparently they're threat has been shut down. Two shut down 2000 communities after updating their content policy to more explicitly ban hate speech. Policy up taking three weeks after black lives matter. Protests led several popular rented forms go dark temporarily in protest of what they called the company's lacks policies around hosting and promoting racist content. So now Reddit has decided that they are going to continue to crack down on the ability of others to speak. I mean, read its CEO Steve Huffman said. Quote. I have to admit I've struggled about balancing my values as an American and around free speech and free expression with my values and the company's now he's around common human decency. So this is where the rubber meets the road. Here's the reality. There is an Overton window, right? These corporations are not the government and they are allowed to have certain limits as to what they will allow. But if your belief in common decency is basically you just agree with the policy preferences of left. Of common decency means you agree with the left. And that is what is coming into conflict with free speech and free expression and free speech and free expression are no longer existence
Singapore GE2020: Global concerns, national elections
"One of the things we're gonna be covering is the Singapore elections coming up July 10th and for a closer look at what's happening and why it's so important. For that we go to Bloomberg. Daybreak Asia host Brian Curtis in Hong Kong and his colleague Doug Prisoner. Thank you. Now, one of the exciting possibilities for the pole is no more. The estranged brother of Singapore's prime minister will not stand. Lisa and Young said he decided to step aside because quote Singapore. It does not need another league. Well, that said Brian Singapore will surely get another early Prime Minister Lee Shin loans People's Action Party has won every election since independence back in 1965 and that is not likely to change this year. It's going to be very interesting and one point Whether or not these results will reflect the P a piece handling of the covert 19 crisis to get some insight. Brian and I asked Bloomberg's the bureau chief in Singapore, Joyce Co. To join us. Thanks so much for being with us, Joyce. I guess. Let's pick up on that issue of the fact that there is unlikely to be any surprise outcome in the election. But the question is whether or not this is going to reflect in anyway. Voter sentiment on the prime minister's Handling of the crisis. What do you think? Hi. Hi, guys. Yeah, that's right. Reading something awful way election has kicked off into losing so long has Put the nation that this will be election like no other And that's because this is happening in the midst of the pandemic, and he's asked for the elections to be be called because he wants a fresh slate. He thinks that things have stabilized and it's a good time, too. To get to hold this post to get a good men date for the ruling party we've seen over the last few months and sing upon the government has really tried to get control of the crisis. I's been interesting journey is a lot of ups and downs to sing off over here. So we set it up. Well, we We held out the model of how to contain the virus, but against like many other countries who cut also by how contagious and asymptomatic the virus who are still Somewhere in April with various cases such in a foreign worker Dhamma trees with a lot of these farm workers stay and live in close quarters, and that has actually pushed the surgeon does that. Our workers has actually pushed all virus told the various cases in Singapore to more than 40,000 which is one of the highest in Asia, the government has said. Repeatedly that, um the cases have been so high because they're doing a lot of testing, and a lot of these people have been asymptomatic. If you look at the total cases, actually. About 0.5% of the people actually in hospitals, and we have one of the lowest fatality rate in the world. I think a lot of people really admire Singapore. It's it's AH, It's a place where Have a first rate health care system. It's one of the richest countries in the world, great schools and all that. And a pretty good social safety. That too, so other than the handling of the Corona virus outbreak. What are some of the key issues that really move the populace? I think the main thing for a lot of people would be the economic fallout and how the government would be dealing of it. We've heard a lot of about this being said during the during the run up to the election. Something about facing a contraction of as much as 7% this year, and this would be the list contractions since our independence in 1965. So it's AH It's a big blow to the economy for people for us, so I used to be a success and be thankful girl continuously every year. It is a quite scary dudes that the economy would be contracting so much. If the government off their shows have won that more businesses local Glenda that unemployment rate in Singapore could could hit a record this year. So the grim picture actually off the economics in Singapore, some of the economic analysis that has been done surrounding the economic fall out of the crisis. Comes away with a conclusion that is essentially created a greater wealth gap. And I'm wondering how that's playing out in Singapore. I was reading that over 80% of the population live. In public housing, and I'm wondering about how this may may figure into this election. Well, we've had for stimulus budget in about 100 days in Singapore this year and the Singapore Sending about Singapore dollars 100 billion almost 100 million to to try to prop up the economy and still for a lot of people who find themselves other jobs or businesses who are ah Facing lots of troubles. We're seeing the government giving up the direct cash handouts, which is pretty rare onto people. So blessing apartments like me. We get $600 count. India had 303 $100.
COVID-19 deaths dropping in Illinois long-term care facilities
"Advocacy group says although the number of covert 19 cases in long term facilities is down It's certainly still a threat, AARP Illinois says. For nearly four months elected officials have known that nursing home's home's air air a a hotbed hotbed for for the the new new Corona Corona virus. virus. Yet Yet they they say say basic basic precautions precautions are are still still not not in in place. place. AARP, AARP, Illinois Illinois State State director director Bob Bob Gallo Gallo tells tells w. w. BBM. BBM. They They did did get get bills passed last year in Springfield so that nursing homes would have the proper staffing available. But when the Legislature left, they didn't promulgate the rules that have to go to the nursing homes in orderto follow, so that has to be addressed immediately as well. And I think the government has an opportunity to make that a priority. AARP is asking state lawmakers and Congress to protect those in nursing homes by doing regular testing. And providing PP for residents and staff do daily reporting of covert 19 cases and deaths, offer virtual visitations for residents and families and hold bad actors accountable. Jennifer
A New Declaration of Dependence On God
"This, fourth of July we find our nation more divided than perhaps at any other time since the civil war. That's what happens when a nation abandoned God and Rejects Truth Colson Center I'm John Stonestreet. This break point. On July Fourth, two thousand and four Chuck Colson breakpoint commentary was entitled a New Declaration of dependence reading through it again recently I was struck by just how prophetic his words were as a student of history chuck not only understood the founding principles of our nation, as expressed in the declaration of independence, but he understood on what those principles were grounded. So what happens chuck ass when the foundations are rejected? What happens when religion? Truth and public virtue are all made non essential. What happens when citizens want the benefits of the American experiment without taking seriously what it requires of us will here's Jet Colson from July second, two thousand four. Fourth Celebrates our liberty and national independence. I get through every time I hear. The cannons blast that rousing finale of the eighteen twelve overture, and I got a lump in my throat whenever I join in singing America America. God shed His grace on the. Indeed God has blessed America this nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights has endured two hundred twenty eight years. America's the oldest constitutional republic on Earth. But all is not well in our land. When Thomas Jefferson Penn, the immortal words of the Declaration of Independence, he deliberately appealed the creator, or he acknowledged an overriding obligation to nature and nature's got, and he understood that ordered. Liberty is not just a subjective preference, but a divinely ordained condition for which human beings are designed. But. Over the last few decades, legions of skeptics have mounted a massive assault on these self evident Ruth's in prestigious schools in the halls of government, and especially in the Supreme Court. God is banished from public compensation. If a public schoolteacher introduce Jefferson's ideas and language into the classroom today, she likely be called on the carpet, possibly disciplined. This assault on God in public cultures severely damages our democracy. If God is thrown out of our history, we lose our basis for believing that individuals have rights and dignity in an empty universe. We have no meaning no value without God. There are no inalienable rights and no certain proof that liberty is better than tyranny or that life better than death. Everything's a matter of opinion and power. The references to God, the Declaration of Independence provide a foundation for moral argument within civil society and moral truths pervade our founding documents from beginning to end without God is the source of all these moral principles. The Public Square would quickly revert to the law of the jungle. Brutish power would prevail the week. The unborn, the elderly, the gravely ill could be quietly terminated. Much as I enjoy the anthems and fireworks more than that is called for on this July fourth. We need to confess our moral failures in our national sins, repenting of allies of. Killing innocent babies and the elderly. Renewal begins on our knees. It's there. We hear soul searching questions from God himself asking how long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked rescue the weekend needy deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Our nation's founding document declared independence from Britain. But with equal fervor declared dependence upon God expressing firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence. The signers committed the American experiment. Do their maker the spirit of seventeen seventy six was reverence and trust. So as we mark this solemn occasion, let us seek a rebirth of true liberty, which is possible, only when governed by divine law for without God, we could never have liberty and justice for
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"GWA. When you do that, you get all the bonus content for don't worry about the government. So that in foods, the what happened book club that I spent a lot of time working on editing. That also includes the entirety of the all in the family podcast. There's a lot of stuff that's in the evergreen files of don't worry about the government that if you're looking for additional content. Lot of really good stuff on the patriot that you can die through whenever you want. A bunker shows all we're asking on that front. The other way, you can support the show is by going to pay pal dot me slash pay DWA. Now, there is one small note that I wanna make about if you use pay pal dot me slash page. WHAT? If you could please don't give a bucket show. And here is why I don't want a one dollar some recently. I got a one dollar some into the person who did this. I want to thank you for doing this because I didn't realize that this was a thing. But what happened is this person gave me a dollar and of that dollar pay pal took thirty three cents. So that's a thirty three percent service fee. And I imagined the person who's trying to give me the doll tried to give me the dollar not pay pal? My understanding is that pay pal is doing quite alright as business so just something to keep in mind. And for everyone who is donated the show, many, many things and one other small note, I do have my hat out in hand this time, although I will say if you're already a patriot already sub please kind of tune this part out I won't make do. But for those of you who have not signed up yet. I'm about to have to put in my computer into the shop for about a week, the computer that I make all of don't worry about the government on is. Doing for some repairs, and I've been putting them off for a while. But I'm getting to a point where it's becoming a real impasse in the production chain. So if you this this has a real value to me, and so I would like to just make that one last encouraging push please consider supporting don't worry about the government today. Pay pal dot me slash paid WHAT or patriotic dot com slash DWA. G thanks. So I want to talk about some other kids would probably not gonna cover a shitload on the show to be completely honest. Seth molten, Tim Ryan and Eric swallow, and the reason I'm not pretty intrigued by these guys. I don't know how they get their platforms off the ground swallows running on guns, which I think is just a stinker of an issue to lead off with and he sort of I think is planning initially. It was run on the Russian investigation impeachment. And when the mole report didn't reveal the Trump Manchurian kid. It's while it was like, I don't know what I'm doing. But I already filed all this paperwork. So here I am. Yeah. I try and figure out with some of these candidates. I start with enough respect for them that like they're not totally delusional. They have the end game. I'm trying to figure out the endgame and with most of them. I think I see it. I mean with swale, well, you have a guy from California Kamala, Harris, if she moves on to bigger and better things, she's not going to be this big voice. And she's already a Senator we know Feinstein's is going to be retiring at some point fairly soon here. So I think this is a ploy to position him as the most well-known likable democrat that could run on the left and be a replacement for Feinstein. I think in the case of molten if Elizabeth Warren ends up winning then there'll be vacant Senate seat that he can access were potentially if not she's fairly old anyway..
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"And now you've established him a little bit in the political side because engagement Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia's going to be inhere. Gently political more from Seder? I think I can get Putin to say that at the Moscow press conference, if he says, it we own this election, America's most difficult adversary agreeing that Donald is a good God in a Goshi eight we can own this election. Michael, my next steps are very sensitive with Putin's very very close people. We can pull this off Markle. Let's go to Bush from Brooklyn getting a USA, president elected. This is really good. It was not really good. But it's very interesting that Seder keeps flushing his hand of Russian government context. Russian government context and Cohen is aware of those Russian government contacts Cohen recalled the conversation with Donald Trump in which the candidate suggested that his campaign would be a significant infomerrcial for Trump rented properties. So again, Trump is mixing peanut butter and is chocolate here. A little. Yeah. I'm running a political campaign, but I'm running political campaign. So that more people know, why am so that we have this big infomercial for doing business with don't Trump and maybe convincing in duping some of these despots around the world that the best way to get better relationships with America is to do business with Donald Trump, the non president of the United States in this time line post letter of intent contacts with individuals in Russia, given the size of the Trump Moscow project Felix Stater and Michael Cohen both believed that the project required approval whether express or implicit from the Russian national government, again, your source here is very clearly Michael Cohen, including from the presidential administration of Russia. Seder stated that he therefore began to contact the presidential administration through another Russian business contact. So here this point of collusion. Is Felix Seder someone who is part of Trump world, but it's kind of floating in between Trump world in Russia. World has a Russian business contact that Russian business contact is reaching back to Russia..
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"Yeah. Hello again in welcome to a special edition of don't worry about the government. My name is Chris November. Now over the next several episodes. We'll be looking at the mall report in its entirety. We begin on this episode by taking a look at Robert mower synopsis for section one which focuses on collusion collusion being broken into two parts the internet research agency, which we're going to look at today and the hack of the Democratic National Committee, which will look at on the next episode. So let's get right into it. Muller begins in a very laser focused fashion by saying the Russian government interfered in the twenty sixteen presidential election in sweeping in systematic fashion. From the report the special counsel's investigation established that Russia interfered in the twenty sixteen presidential election principally through to operations. I a Russian entity carried out his social media campaign that favored presidential candidate. Donald J Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Second a Russian intelligence service conducted a computer intrusion operation against entities, employee's in volunteers working on the Clinton campaign, and then released stolen documents. The investigation also identified numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from Trump presidency and worked secure that outcome, and that the Trump campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts. The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities that was from pages one into of the mole report and what Muller did establish although he did not establish criminal conspiracy..
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"And that that it was appropriate and all of that. But what he said is. Well, it's not a good thing for president to go attacking the press, or whatever to call press enemies or things like that he goes. But it's a far more dangerous thing for the press to be the government the press to be able to pick and choose winners into have enormous power in aim at at a president this way. Like, I mean, that's that's this fella's a point of view. But you see that point of you out there that well, he, you know, in comparison to a few rude statements or something on the other hand, there's this enormous empire that he's up against that just keeps at here's the proof the reporting bad things about him every day. And then if you if you check with any of those media, let's they're going to say will Ecorse report. Bad things. He's doing things that aren't good where reporting them, you know. So you see the this kind of circle. And there's no way out right? Yeah. Yeah. On a certain level. You know, the press is not supposed to be massaging reality to be in service of the government in power. There's a term for that. It's called propaganda. A but then to put back to the history side of it because we're my history can beat up your politics. There's a long history of Bush war contentious media atmospheres in America than even right now. Now is not exactly a great time for media. But if you go back to the start of the country, there were deeply deeply partisan presses. And you could certainly argue that those deeply partisan presses especially like when you get like, the eighteen eighties eighteen nineties machine politics is really a thing. And you have newspapers that literally identify themselves as the Wisconsin democrat as in. Put up by the Democratic Party, specifically TOA lighted hearing to the Democratic Party. Even then those newspapers only had X amount of influence on the government. So I think when Trump states this case as an emergency, not unlike other emergencies history in the data doesn't necessarily back him up. Yeah. We we got got it. Right. Essentially in that in the whole episode really of that it is dangerous for present to start talking about the press that way, and and I would actually reverse the gentleman's equation that and I probably did in in my response to him. If I remember that. No, I think the the the people who have the power of the people in government have greater responsibility oppressed can can be you know, it's not a good thing. Either. I don't like to see a newspaper just be biased one way or the other or television station. But. But the greater danger to the Republic will, you know, cause hopefully there's a there's a lot of sources the greater danger to the Republic would be someone who's seeking to sort of shut down sources right to shutdown voices. And also the person that possesses the levers of government. So they they have to be watched a, you know, the legal term might be a stricter standard must be applied to to that. So yeah. And that's what I way I see it. But you can you can see where and then also just one last thing to, you know, Donald Trump also took this into places that aren't even related traditional political press. Right. He went after Djamil hill who is a sports journalist. So we're talking about sedition. We're David doesn't really talking about it. It terms of the political president at hope that there wouldn't be much debate that it's probably improper for Eddie government official to be calling for the resignation of a sports journalist. But there is on that side of things there is criticism. They do. Go after people who are Trump supporters say Google after SPN for being a little bit too big for for adding politics into the coverage, and for generally, you know, putting putting on more more liberal political voices. Look, that's. Footballs under politics in a big way after Trump became president in with the flag salutes and things like that on. So it's it's become a light this contributed that to that as well. So I mean again, so if we're looking at this there's an interplay here to why are we talking so much Trumpy news on ESPN? Well, that's because Trump has inserted himself into the football conversation..
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"And moreover der passes company is actually a source of debate on congressional level and between the congress and the president over the last two years here, and it was certainly something that was on the mind of the Russian government as the American government was moving into their elections in two thousand sixteen they wanted to figure out who is going to be the best person to get a transaction on that. Would it be Hillary Clinton who has had an adversarial relationship with Russia? Or would it be this guy out Trump who keeps trying to build a Trump Tower over here and did the Miss America pageant over here and Russia, and before he came over here at twelve thirteen sweetie out things like well. I Wendy vet boot will become my best friend during this meeting into teen. And I don't know if they did or not. But if you're vitamin Putin. I mean, isn't in any contest. Yeah. Of course, you get Trump elected. And then maybe. After the fact, you go in and say, hey, you idiot. I helped get you elected. And over the way, I have compromising information on you from the campaign and also our years of business dealings. So you might wanna play ball with me as though the collusion happened after the campaign, which would make a lot more sense when you're seeing there and full mixed looking at that meeting in Helsinki, where Trump sir seems to have a subservient posture and disposition to flat. Amir Putin that seems to go above and beyond flattery in the service to get a thing. What thing is he trying to get has he ever actually articulated that or is the thing he's trying to get relief from the debts that he knows what Putin or relief from the compromising material whatever it is not the fucking pita. There is no p tape, but whatever this compromise materialist, and it could be something as simple as meeting and Trump Tower in twenty sixteen or his business dealings Trump. A lot more to my is like a guy who is worried about this other dude who's got something on him rather than a dude who is on a mission to do something Reaganesque with the Russians like de nuke the world when the epi sweet. And it would have been except that, you know, China already tested nuclear weapons, and they're a whole bunch of problems with that plan. But we'll leave that conversation for another day..
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"Suit's it's about revealing to the voters who has benefited from the settlement fund that the taxpayers have been paying for that to me is corruption. It's about actually holding government officials accountable to me corruption is about empowering inspectors general it's about empowering the government accountability office. It's about as talked about various times appointing an independent prosecutor who just has with investing stuff all sorts of stuff. Anything that gets recommended to them from bureaus any sort of corruption with their it's from Democrats. Republicans congressmen senators the president of the United States that person that figure needs to exist that to me is. Port of corruption. This is election reform stuff. So to switch over to the vox explainer. So I can speak a little bit more in plain English in less in titles and headings here. What does this anti corruption Bill aimed to do HR one will be formally introduced later today by Pelosi Sarbanes, and the chairs of the committees of jurisdiction for the Bill, which is Representative logic Cummings Zoe Lofgren and Jerry Nadler. So there's a distinctly. Dem establishment flavor to this Bill I think that is reflected in the very traditional way that they write the text and also the way that they very much protect the establishment throughout the text of this Bill, and this is something that has I I am very much in favor of but to call this anti corruption. I just think is is a big lie. So I we get campaign finance public financing. Of campaigns power by small donations under Sarbanes vision. The federal government would provide a voluntary six to one match for candidates for president and congress, which means for every dollar candidate raises from small donations. The federal government would match it six times over I like that provision. That's that's a good way to get us closer to getting money out of politics. But it's it's getting closer. But doesn't really get us there. If anything it sort of entrenches, the current system and says, yes is here for the long haul. But maybe we can make little piecemeal measures to make this better. Maybe at some point we can this to ten to one. And wouldn't that be better? Yeah. Probably, but it wouldn't really solve the problems that getting money out of politics and making campaigns publicly financed would which which is removing the Sheldon Adelson's in the other big money donors who are from outside of the country. No less who are able to put money into our system. There's only one way to do that really. Across the board in a way that is not discriminating. It's one person or another person or one political spectrum another political spectrum. It's just to make that not part of the game anymore. So the maximum small donation that could be matched would be capped at two hundred dollars. If he gave one hundred dollars to a candidate that's meeting these requirements than that can't it would get another six hundred coming in behind that Sarbanes told boxes summer the evidence. And the modeling is that most candidates can do as well or better in terms of the dollars. They raise if they step into this new system. So, hey, I'm all in favor of testing this approach in seeing if this approach has some meaningful ameliorative of facts that actually sort of relieve some of the pressures of money on our system, but I don't think it's going to get us close enough of Asli. There is quote support for a constitutional amendment to end citizens United. That would be a good thing. Obviously, there's not chance at all. That's going to happen. So you're going to have the. Probably do citizens United through state houses calling for constitutional convention to target since United. I think the constitutional amendment out of congressional level is just completely dead. Then we get passing this close act, which is pushed by representatives. David, Sicily, ni and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse who are both Democrats from Rhode Island, and this would require super PACS in dark money political organizations to make their donors public. We have the honest ads act. I think looted to that in the titles earlier that's from Senator Amy klobuchar. Don't throw a stapler at me Mark Warner and introduced by Derek Kilmer who's a democrat from Washington in the house, which would require.
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"Get one or two of them over here on the everybody side from time to time not saying never see those on the side. But if you want more of those if you want some more timely news that sort of thing people are getting that over at patriot dot com slash DWI. And that is how you help support the show doing things like going on the road eventually, but in the interim paying for server space in keeping the lights on don't worry about the government does. Incur expenses, all of these things cost money, unfortunately. But I wanna talk a little bit about the Michael Cohen hearing. I was very interesting hearing the first thing you got to remember going into it is that muck Cohen could not talk about any of the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump that he is involved with and I believe it less count there. Eighteen different investigations into Trump slush from be things. Whether it's the Trump organization, Donald Trump the man himself or Trump and his relationship with Russia. Anything Trump about eighteen different investigations. And cone was instructed specifically not to talk about SDN y stuff, although he did actually spill the beans on something whoopsie Dipsy that there's a lot to keep track of who could be that mad at Michael Cohen. But that was new information. Andy also couldn't talk about anything involving the Mola pro. So with. All of those copy of front to me. It's remarkable. How much new information we got the didn't touch any of the other ongoing inquiries. So we have some more light stuff. But I think things that are interesting. For example, this note about deutchebanks one Trump has had relationships Deutsche Bank. There has been seizing of Deutsche Bank records by the US government. And a lot of people suspect that has something to do with the Trump organization. Maybe Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Don, jR, someone in that orbit and he gave Georgia Bank his tax records from twenty eleven through twenty thirteen to inquire about a loan to buy the Buffalo Bills. And he also gave those same records to Forbes. I think what's really interesting about these exhibits that ended up Michael Coen's testimony. And this is something we didn't know on that day. But we now know from reporting. In Vanity Fair of all places is that Michael Cohen decided that he needed to get all this documentation, and all these exhibits and all of the evidence to back up everything he said before congress, and it was very effective because by the Washington Post math. I believe the Republicans only spent about eight percent of their time actually, attacking the narrative and the information and the exhibits that Michael Cohen presented. So I consider that a pretty effective use of evidence muggle Cohen decided to get this evidence by watching television news and seeing that they were going to attack him and say that he was a liar. And that the whole idea was going to be how can you believe him and Mike Cohen said upfront and his opening statement. You don't have to believe me just look at the documents for yourself that was very very clever of Michael Owens part. And I thought that Michael Cohen on balance. Extraordinarily effective witness one because he wants to be there any wants to give the information to all the Democrats doesn't matter. If Jackie speier, rollock Zandro Cossio Cortes Cohen is there to give you information. He was there to help. And the other thing was when the Republicans were trying to intimidate him. They finally met their magic Michael code at. There was this moment of recognition in Michael Cohen's..
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"Right. I mean, the was which government made catch up a vegetable which was the Clinton government, or is that Bush's government. I don't remember. But you know, what? I mean, the government can change what defines healthy. And then you're not actually doing anything with that. And ensuring universal access really just means that there's stores all over the place. So in most cases, there are stores over the. Place. But there are places where there are desert's. That's a real thing that should be a standalone Bill, especially to address food desert's a lot. We're there are food desert's those are very targeted and localized places. That's actually a really nice way to build together coalition of representatives, especially if you're talking about addressing the food desert in their district. You'll get a lot of Representative support behind that amd by partisan Representative support behind that. If it's about addressing food deserts, and it's not devicive. It's very targeted smaller is better, especially on that thing. And then we get into removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Good, maybe we can get those Harvard and Neo guys who said that they were going to pump other gases into the atmosphere to fix the other gases that are in the atmosphere that seems a good idea and removing greenhouse gases pollution from the air. Yes of we need to do something about that. But removing greenhouse gases from the. Global atmospheres pretty fucking ambitious from one nation. Let alone as item number ten in our green new deal, then we get into the mitigation in management of long term, health, economic and other effects of pollution and climate change. Whoa. Do we just open up a healthcare leg of this? I think we did an economic as well, then we get to cleaning up hazardous waste sites a fine candidate for a standalone Bill like that is one you pass that right after the clean water Bill. That's this Bill number to clean up hazardous waste sites. Developing all this with communities unions worker, co ops academia, and this is nice include businesses..
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"Of course, I'm favor of retraining and all these things, but but to go so far as to say, it is the duty. For the government to create good in high wage jobs. I don't know about that. I certainly all government jobs that you're getting government. They should be good. They should be high wage and have good benefits, but the government's duty to create a bunch of jobs for all of us to have another one is invest in the infrastructure for the twenty first century. I'm in favor of that. Actually, I think that's sort of much less. Controversial Kloss, right? Like the government in the twentieth century did the interstate roads project in and we have had a long discussion going all the way back to the nineteen hundreds. I was doing research for Bruce Carlson, and I was looking at the whig initiatives in the debates with the Jacksonians eighteen forty going all the way back to the nineteenth century. There is this believe that the US federal government should be investing in the infrastructure for the twenty first century well for century at that point the nineteenth century and then the twentieth century. But this is something that has been a long held belief. And then this last clause. It is the duty of the federal government to promote Justice and equality by stopping current preventing future and repairing historic oppressions of indigenous peoples communities of color, migrant communities deindustrialized communities deposited rural areas. The poor low income workers women the elderly the une housed people with disabilities and youth. Wow. That's a lot. And somewhere towards the end of that lists I stopped being able to figure out where the through line is to the green new deal, which is about climate change. And this is the problem. Right. So before we even get into the requirements of the falling projects that is just the articulation of what is the duty of the federal government to do in order to combat the polar ice caps melting. I am in favour of getting rid of greenhouse gases cleaning up the ocean cleaning up the river figuring out what we're doing about animal operations Howard, doing industrialized agriculture all of these things are very complicated things, but to tack on at the end of this promote Justice in quality for all this laundry list of people. I I'm not gonna read it all again, but we got one too. Two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven different groups in that lodger lists. That are supposed to be connected back to climate change people with disabilities. Should we be doing something for them? Absolutely. What do people with disabilities have to do with climate change? I could go on low income workers. Do I want low income workers to have a livable wage union jobs benefits, be able to support their family? Of course, what do low income workers have to do with climate change directly. So now, we get into the requirements of the Bill what it's looking to do. And that's that's a big goal for the federal government. So it's going to require a lot of projects, and this is part of the problem. Right law should be decoupled. So let's start with the first one. This is just the first bowl point building resiliency against changed related disasters like extreme weather. So here's. The funny thing about whether it comes in many different forms, and this the thing about whether it manifests in many different ways across the country. And so why I being such a jerk because what you need to do if you're going to do something like that. That is one Bill that is like ten bills inside of that one Bill. So that alone would be a standalone because you gotta deal with forest. Fires in California. How are you dealing with drought conditions out there, that's important? What about flooding conditions in the southeast of the country? That is also important. Okay..
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"All that is not popular not the way he's doing it. There's a real issue about how this is going to get done who's actually going to execute it whether or not he's gonna fall through on it. And of course, he doesn't wanna look weak on that front, and depending on depending on how this deal was structured up. There would be people internationally Saudi Arabia Turkey other players in the region the series potentially who have phone calls Trump about how this is going to play out. We know Saudi Arabia and Turkey specifically. And if he screws that up that could screw up other things for Donald Trump. So he needs to handle that. So you got the government shutdown. This allows also cue up the debate once again about the wall, so we could get back there and the Democrats have their back against the wall because they've conceded or not conceited. But like they've been left standing at the altar so many times on this wall. The thing to kind of give Trump and optical win. I think actually. Would hurt Nancy Pelosi's power base? And if you want to that would be a legitimate, existential threat to her because now the progressive and stuff could come at her and say, she's not taking care of x y and z, and this would be a very very top of the list of x y and z item. So I think you've got that going on. But I think Trump in in his kind of warped mind also believes that if he does this government shutdown this will distract the Democrats such that they won't be able to investigate him. And perhaps maybe it would even cut off the funding to the special counsel's office. It would also bare minimum the shutdown. Critics smokescreen. We're Matt Whitaker continue to do his Matt Whitaker things. And we don't have to worry about him becoming AG? But where I think there's a fatal flaw in this plan. It actually kind of ties back into pay too is with the economy front of this. So he. He can't stretch on Trump. He kids stretch on this government shutdown forever. Because the longer it goes on the more the economy is going to hurt over it, and that's going to affect markets, and at a certain point, and this could happen, regardless of the government shutdown whenever the government shutdown ends if it goes long enough. I think what we see later on this year is the credit rating agencies showing up and saying, hey, guess what? US? So let's talk about your credit..
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"I feel like that would that might be good for the government shutdown. But I I feel like that would be the workout pretty badly for the Democrats broadly. But like what I would sort of wish for in the stronger, Chuck and Nancy fantasy world is like, and this is you know, both. Sort of there's a lot of emotion that that goes into different kinds of emotions that go into this. But one of the few news things that did Pierce bubble on Christmas day was the reports of the children who are dying in detention over the holidays. But the reality that that is happening during this fight. I feel like is. It's gotta have some sort of. It's got to reflect somewhat on the lack of ability to win this wall debate. You know, what I mean like if kids are literally just dying as this like literally as this debate is going on. Not being able to find the moral high ground. I guess they they have the moral high. But like the rhetorical high ground that you need to be able to like just back defenders of keeping the government shutdown over this into a corner. It speaks to I think I don't know if it's like, it's a lack of imagination creativity or or whatever it is to like get get over that home. You know, what I mean like in terms of winning day with the reality sort of being on your side. And it's like, we don't need to be more harsh at the border, right? Like, you should be able to win that argument. We need a fix at the border. We need to have a good immigration system. But what our immigration system? It does not lack for harshness. It does not lack for like, you know, rigor. Yeah. I mean, this gets back to I I kind of always mentally go back to the remember the Democrats during the first sandy hook gun debate. When they did the congressional sin. Right. Yeah. Yeah. That is so much of like my picture of congressional Democrats where they sit in in congress hoping that the lawmakers who they are will do something and even weaker than. They were in that. There was something. Yeah. I mean, at least there was the optics of it. I mean, yes, you were getting these visits to these migrant detention centers. But frankly, I want I don't know fifty seventy of these legislators to be out at these detention centers and force the cameras on this place. They even though they don't have enough legislative power to messily affect the loss in and of themselves. They have enough political power to force this issue the way that Trump forces issues onto the docket and all the time. And it's what is weird to me is I I guess basically like a lack of imagination on a like the left-of-centre coalition, even especially among the democratic establishmentarian where it's like they can't even conceive of changing the debate. We just have to have the debate on what the debates over. No make the debate about the microbes centers. Make them have defend these the I think that that the you're sort of going into that really Chris. Allies something for me. Like, I think that there's too much in this is obviously set a lot. But there's too much deference to the idea of not sinking to Trump's level and not enough sort of realization that you need to be more relentless than Trump. You don't have to sink to his level to be more relentless than he is as much as he is hyping the caravan and all these things and MS thirteen and terrorists coming across could fight holidays. Word I.
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"Enjoy it. And I'll be back on the other side to talk about what I've been thinking about this week. All right once again, I'm joined by Chris Nova Breen. Oh, and he is joined by Bruce Carlson as we discussed. So where we are. I think we've had these discussions since early twenty sixteen just in terms of the state of play politics, and they've we it's amazing sometimes we've gotten things right other times a little off. But usually usually on course in in the box. And it's quite interesting now here we are post midterms getting ready for those the moment in January where Newhouse takes over and we have a new dynamic in in the Trump presidency. So far the first time that he'll face at least any branch of government that's not under kind of Republican control. So it'll be into an interesting. Test of his presidency. I mean where does one begin? So I think the interesting twist here is that the branch of government that's not under his control that actually poses a real challenge to him is not the house of representatives. Although that will be one in January, but it is presently the southern district of New York who is going full steam ahead on prosecutions because it looks like Donald Trump as a candidate for the president of the United States was directing illegal crimes to be committed on his behalf and SDN y I think is in a very tough position here of the evidence against Donald Trump is so strong that they're going to have to indict him. And I think that pose a real challenge to him. Because a lot of the powers of the president don't go so deep as to local control because of our federal assistance, right? But you're talking about the southern district of New York is a federal as a federal it's under the Justice. Department. I'm why can't he just start firing people until that until that prosecutors fired? I mean, he could I just think at a certain point that becomes politically untenable. And then then citizen solve your problem for the New York AG. Right, right. That's where there are some some issues. But I think New York AG would then get into the federalism in reverse where he would assert. I am the fee would actually assert. No, no, no. Where he in this case, I believe where he would assert. Oh, Trump would I am the federal officer in control of the executive branch of the federal government and state cannot lay claim on me just as of course, I don't think it would be Trump saying this would be a president's lawyer saying so. So. Well, the not the TV lawyer the real lawyer. It would be a Trump lawyer saying this that, you know, just as the federal government has limits when it enters into state perogatives, the state has limits when it enters into federal perogatives on the executive the leader of the executive branch of the federal government. We cannot have a state slowing down the executive branch of the federal government by engaging in, you know, God investigation of the of the chief officer the land and otherwise when the next democrat is elected y'all have Arkansas deciding and in Little Rock somewhere to start to find something about the democratic president and investigate and slow it down. And and what have you one campaign stop where the democrat candidate made? There's an allegation of a crime that has really very little basis in my hypothetical story here. But we'll investigate it for for two years. And and then we want to pursue it indictment because everybody's amped up against the president DC the scenario, I'm laying out there. Yeah. Yeah. It sounds reminiscent of a little thing. I like to call Benghazi, perhaps you've heard of it. So yeah, I think that that's realistic. I mean, all of this. I think goes back to Trump's ill-fated decision before the election to in this. I mean, he's made many kind of curious decisions this year. But, but this is what I think will haunt him to start fighting openly with John Roberts, and the judiciary and bash judiciary because it looks increasingly like what you're spilling out here is that Trump is going to be facing lots of scenarios where there are legal cases that are going to be escalated to the circuit courts and potentially to the.
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"Again. Welcome back to don't worry about the government. My name is Chris November. No, the midterms are now in the books had a few days to process the midterms. And it was good to have a few days to process, the midterm because the way the midterms fell to me the night of the election is in fact, a little bit different than the way the mid-terms feel few days out. And that's because the numbers of changed. And there are still some things in flux. It looks like it was a pretty good night for Democrats, and certainly a better night for Democrats than it felt at least to me on election night. So we'll begin with beta or Rourke because obviously I had some emotional investment in Bago aerobic. Look beta came just short in Texas. There are a lot of silver linings here, though, let me break down some other numbers from Texas. So for the governor's race we had Greg Abbott versus Lupe Valez. That was fifty five point eight percent of forty two point five percent for Greg Abbott. So spread of over ten percent for and Rourke. It was fifty point nine percent to forty eight point three percent. That's only two percent difference. Actually, I'm sorry. That's a little bit closer to three percent difference. But you see the difference between Abbott Valdo's versus crews. No rourke. And what that is showing us is that Aurore figured out how to reach Republican voters and more importantly here going to break down. Just a second. How to reach Texans. He won the race with Texans, quite handily. Now, what was really interesting, and where you saw a lot of this movement where the Republicans started to split their ticket because you had people voting for Abbott fifty five percent of them. But there was five percent breaking away from the Republican ticket to. Go and vote for a Rourke. I know my parents were among those people, obviously, you know, trying to nudge them all the way across but look baby steps the Aurore photo. I'm happy to get the Aurora vote. But was interesting as you saw this happening across the suburbs. So for example, in plano, and in calling county, Colin Allred defeated Pete sessions fifty two point two percent to forty five point nine percent. There are in fact, a lot of people who are going through the ballot and voting person by person. So you're seeing people at least around here in Texas beginning to shoot, the concept of straight party voting. And what's interesting to go back to a rock? Now is that breakdown on Texas so CNN as the question of how long have you lived in Texas to over twenty four hundred respondents and among those born in Texas, which was fifty eight percent of respondents fifty one percent of them. Voted for a Rourke and for those who moved to Texas, which was forty two percent of them. Fifty seven percent of them voted for Ted Cruz. So it's interesting because the people who immigrated into the state they in fact, ended up voting Republican now, obviously, they didn't immigrate necessarily for Mexico. I don't think that's the entire people who've Texas or those who would be responded this necessarily be saying. But here you have this indicator of Texans. They actually don't feel like cruise is a Texan. Whereas if you're not from Texas Ted Cruz, maybe sells himself as a Texan to you. Or you are willing to go with that or more likely you moved here for business, and that's why you're voting Republican. So who voted Texas and who didn't vote in Texas. This is my scold to all of my Texan friends. If you're listening to this guy's gotta vote, you gotta vote. So. For Ted Cruz. It's four point two million votes for beta or just over four million, however, seven point four million voters in Texas did not vote they chose to abstain from the election. And there were two point two million who are eligible, but we're not registered which is to say, Texas is very much about ground..
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"So in the process of putting together in the name of Confucius, you've become quite a scholar on this propaganda operation. Have you uncovered any other Chinese propaganda or influence operations that they're doing along the same lines as sort of soft power influence, of course, other than even inside education in systems. There's other ways for the China government to to practice their soft power other than Confucius institutes because you can imagine. The universities are doing a lot of exchange program with China. Right. And they will have foreign students go into China and Chinese students coming into American campuses. And remember many of the China? As people like myself are educated in China by the Chinese government. So in our brain, we carry those propaganda. So carry that with felt we have a responsibility to to to protect the image of our motherland. Right. So that's one way out even outside of campus. There are media, and like we know in the newspaper, the Chinese government can buy some inserts. So we know the China Daily, which is main mouthpiece of the Chinese government China. They could buy inserts to have their articles published in a very mainstream American media there one place in particular that came up in the film that I think would catch most people off guard is I alwa- Iowa. I did not know that ping had spent time in Iowa, and that this isn't important part of his mythology. This would be weird to most Americans because we think of Iowa as oh, yeah. That place that has the caucuses every four years, right? That's a very recent example of how. The China's coming can exert their soft power into American actually, there's some more articles criticizing or concerning about the Chinese government's meddling of the American election, which is coming just in a couple of weeks, a belief. Yeah. Okay. Let's talk about that a little bit. We hear that a lot. And for a lot of people, especially in my audience when Donald Trump gets on the microphone and says, oh, they're meddling in my affairs. It doesn't necessarily have the ring of truth because it's coming from a person who has a diplomatic and say a tenuous relationship with the truth. But I think it's a real thing. That's happening. So could you explain to people what that would look like I rate articles on just minutes before our conversation out? I was reading article. Titled how China interferes in U S elections. I haven't finished rating. They're just started, and I can writ. Just one of parallels to you China's powerful influence in CHAI, a US elections as President Donald Trump is alleged, but one will not necessarily find a Chinese intelligence agent agent stuffing ballot boxes in local city hall or tempering with volt in both. The Chinese are to the Chinese are not need those methods, but their immense wealth gives them more sophisticated and effective methods to influence the candidates themselves the business that funk candidate elections. The universities and think tanks are that outsor- the universities and think tanks that higher politicians after they leave office and the Niels media that voters will rely on to choose. Choose their congress members on a member six to eighteen that is a far more powerful network of influence than anything. The Russians may have tried to use in two thousand sixteen. I actually read articles. In Iowa, you mentioning Iowa, right?.
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"And I myself was university teacher as back in China before immigrant to Canada. So my main rose, basically indoctrinate. Universities students of the year Chinese governments or namely, the communist party's highly all g in propaganda on. So those are the materials you could find in the Confucius institutes, and they even find a. Catoon cartoon for kids for young kids on their website. The call it's internet Confucius institutes, whoever can learn Chinese from internet. So that cartoon song was was about the Korean war that it says in China way were taught it's not Korean war with we're not saying, it's Korean war. We say. Aggressive aggression of the US aggression to career, and the Chinese were helping the Koreans to defend from the invasion of of the US. So that's how we see Korean war. And that cartoon for kids was a song to educate kids about that part of history of cream war. But of course, it's not called Korean war. Of course. No, it's the Chinese defensive career. That makes sense. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So that's one problem. I found very troubling to us because now I'm Canadian I really cherish in value. Those, you know, freedom freedom of speech freedom of press freedom of believe an human rights and rule of law. All the, you know, found the mental values we cherish in west now becomes very. Threatened. I would say threatened by the Confucius institutes because they do it does export the Chinese communist party's propaganda into our schools now through through the Confucius institutes and the Confucius classroom. So that's one big problem. The propaganda and also there's some other big problems. Brought by the Confucius institutes, which are censorship and self-censorship. And because as you can imagine a certain topics are deemed by the Chinese government as sensitive or taboos like you just named Tibet independence or Taiwan independence or human rights or ten in the nineteen eighty nine Channon massacre in China, the they're not saying massacre. Of course, they would say Taman turmoil. It says rebellious or something. Yeah. Right. Like riots is I was young back then and I remembered on TV on China Central Television, which stayed on TV station outlets on the TV entre assisted TV with the imagery of people. Burning the military trucks, and the anchor would would tell us that those riots are burning the People's Liberation Army soldiers and the soldiers are so plied, and very, you know, very restricted the didn't hurt the students or the Beijing civilins. So all all the back things don't by the people or by the students towards the People's Liberation Army. And then it was surprised. So that's how they describe the nineteen thousand nine ten and massacre to us that of course, it's not the fact we win know. And also, the TV station would say, there's no not a single China's people died in that huge turmoil. But it's not fact. Who off try immigrant to Canada? I knew there's many people died. And so that's why that one sort of iconic video of the man standing in front of the tank, I think has certain salience for you. Because it's stained star contrast to what the Chinese government is saying, right? I didn't I didn't see that image that famous image until I left China onto arrived the Canada. So I didn't know the truth all the time all the us when I was in China, and of course, the persecution alot suppression of fallen going. I heard about that some people I have a head friends or even relatives practice fungal. I didn't know much because the media is controlled very tightly controlled by the Chinese communist party what to report what not to report. And how you report what? Language, you use to describe surgeon things or descript history or current affairs. So it's all about control and sometimes they lie as well. Of course, the distort history. So those are. What Chinese people are taking into our life on a daily basis? No matter you, paper magazine, you hear radio like yours, or what TV or movie or pop songs, or you know, entertainment, anything it's about the states. Yeah. You have to stay the party line. Yeah..
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"Did I hurt did are here any universities or schools? Trying to close Confucius institutes actually never before. I hurt any criticisms or concerns over the land Chinese language program? I didn't know much about the Confucius institutes other than it teaches Chinese language on culture in foreign countries. Which to me sounds great, right? I want people to learn my home country's language and culture. The in this article, it says the reason the McMaster University Canada was going to close Confucius institutes because. The Chinese government was is discriminating people who have believe in falon gome, that means when Chinese government when the China's government was recruiting instructors for the Confucius institutes, they allow Chinese people who believe in falon goal to be the instructors what is fallen gong. That's another story following on put it simply, according to my understanding falon gong far long is the three Chinese characters for literally means the law wheel of the universe and it rooted deeply in Chinese philosophy traditional Chinese philosophy and culture, the principles of falon goal, is truthfulness. Compassion forbearance. So following gome was first introduced by its founder, Mr Lee home, Jude publicly in China in nineteen ninety two and then in seven years following going has spread to all over China and not only China, but also many countries across.
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"And so they form packed even if they're kind of problematic or like one of them's week, and it's kind of dependent on the other one. And then they wind up having proxy wars and the things that the places where they really go. The thing that really sets them off our places that themselves are divided. This is one thing that I've been thinking about lately is in a lot of countries. What winds up happening is particularly if you have a sectarian or ethnic split in the country. What winds up happening is that the people in that country, the groups feel more of an allegiance to people outside their country, fellows of from a different country or regional power or wherever than they do to their own country. People of the other group. And so you see this in various travel places like Yemen or Syria or whatever, where you know the government is a minority soclean regime. It doesn't call itself that, but it effectively operates that way and it feels more affinity with Iran has and Russia than it does with most of the people who actually live in Syria and the Syrian people are so disgusted with the regime that they feel more Finnity with a lot of Gulf states in with Turkey with the United States, the case of the Kurds, then they do with their own government. And so these places become flashpoint. So even countries that don't want to fight each other kind of drawn in backing their respective side and and it fractures. And these, these are the fracture points. And we see these with select. With with this. It's like it's going to get smoothed over because Turkey and Saudi Arabia and the United States need to have at least decent diplomatic relations. I find it interesting that the Turks released this American pastor that they've been holding for a long time. Yeah, I'm worried about for Tula. Grew Len. Yeah, right. Yeah, that's the thing is like the almost never happens in the United States, like the Chilean this during the pitch regime, they kill the dissident like in the United States, and that was a huge issue. So Flynn was already going to try to extract Fatullah Google led to a Turkish Black site. We know this that was reported in the Wall Street Journal. So I mean, yeah, it's very scary what you see pastor Brunson released and you go, well, the way the trends been around the world's all been transactional ISM. So what are we giving back? Yeah, it was differences that that pastor Brunson wanted to go back to the United States as opposed to be being imprisoned. Whereas Glenn really. Not want to go to Turkey, but. But, but yes, but it's not about the person being extracted, it's about the political leader scoring a win and what worries me sort of like have this sort of alliance of convenience against Iran's, but then you know, it's what happens when somebody does something that goes too far or set somebody off like there's so many flashpoints you'd think about all the multiple layers that are going on in Syria with with. Sort of sick -tarian split within the country. These really interested not allowing Rhonda established a beachhead Iran's Ronnie and supporting the regime to support has blah's bore against Israel. The US Russia split the United States, protecting the Kurds, but not giving them statehood, like all these different things that could so easily go wrong. You've got so many different countries flying jets over the same country, and and they're all these incidents that, and it's just very easy to imagine this going. So like I was. In this past UN general assembly summit, the secretary general of the United Nations is usually this sort of voice for peace warned us all of the the the he mentioned the city's trap..