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Hungary’s Ruling Party Breaks With Conservative E.U. Allies

Monocle 24: The Globalist

03:41 min | 3 d ago

Hungary’s Ruling Party Breaks With Conservative E.U. Allies

"Relationship with the european union is continuing to sour. The country's prime minister has drawn his party fitness from the eu's alliance of centre-right lawmakers the european people's party a change in the rules to allow the european parliament to expel members more easily and in addition to this hungry is forging ahead with its own coronavirus vaccination program using russia's sputnik v product yet to be given the green light by the e. Tell us more. I'm joined now by buyer. Who's a reporter at politico. Good morning lily. Morning thanks for having me a pleasure to tell us what has happened with fidesz viktor. Victorian suggestion is is that. they have jumped before they were pushed. That's right that's so or band. Sent a letter formally withdrawing his ruling fetus party from the european people's party which job as you said. Is this big the biggest group in the european parliament. It's it's a centre-right grouping but it's actually. I'm quite diverse internally. It has some members that lena bit more liberal at how members which are quite conservative and even though officials eat this move came after change to the groups Internal rules really. It's a culmination of years. And years of of debate and internal tension and ultimately i think some of the group's biggest members and in particular the german at christian democratic union That that's the party of chancellor. Angela merkel at perhaps have started feeling that does is more of a liability ford them and so or bond decided you to quit and look elsewhere and just explain to us how we have got to this point where fidesz is in such a dire situation with the european parliament and that it that oh viktor. Orban has decided to leave. I mean i'm writing thinking that That european parliament officials had already suspended fitness from The the center right group already and this is just a second step well. He's his aides a bit complicated. But basically has has party was suspended from the broader european people's party A few years back but they were allowed to stay in the european people's party group in the european parliament. And what happened this week. Is that the twelve members of the european parliament. Left this centre-right grouping within the parliament and are now sitting in parliament but simply as independent members without formal political affiliation and the big question now is what will come next so whoa joined one of the more conservative right-leaning groups one option is the european conservatives and reformists group where the polish a ruling lon justice party is a member Another option is the identity and democracy group where alternative for germany and marine le. Pen's a party are are our members. And then there's the third option of china to create something new which is tough but but possible So what what we saw. Yesterday is victoria on Wrote a small essay where he said that he wants to build What what he termed a In new democratic rights for citizens who don't want migrants don't fund multiculturalism and in his words have not descended into quotes. Lgbtq lunacy so he is putting out his his his platform he's making his views very very public and clear and saying that he's looking for some kind of New right-wing alliance. We just don't know exactly what form it will take

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Israel freezes plan to send vaccines to foreign allies

Unholy

03:42 min | Last week

Israel freezes plan to send vaccines to foreign allies

"The story coming out of israel this week. was That israeli journalists. Kelly cohen reported that israel's going to send one hundred thousand vaccines to nineteen nations around the world. Some of these nations announced that they were moving are had already moved embassies or missions to jerusalem honduras guatemala czech republic. There was no debate at all In the security cabinet no authorization by the justice. Minister of foreign minister and benny was the defense minister. And by the way interim justice minister said that thinks he's a running running kingdom and not a state by this decision obviously. Israel's already criticized for not making it a priority to vaccinate. The palestinians may talk a little bit more about that. But it isn't making us look better right this these one hundred thousand. Vaccinations being sent abroad. No i didn't think it is. Because i mean vaccine diplomacy which is a new thing now in our will. But he's a real thing you know with china india jostling with each other to distribute vaccines to win influence and goodwill in asia etc. You know united arab emirates is is giving vaccine to egypt. Obviously this is a thing to be doing. Russia trying to boost its profile. But the problem here is. It's very transparent. The israelis basically rewarding friends. You know that hungry set up. A trade mission in jerusalem or the republicans promised to do something similar and therefore because of that recognition Be wants to reward those countries Vaccine i mean it goes down well for the reason you know. Which is the story. A big story around the world is that israel is not accenting Its nearest neighbors and therefore misses something. I think about vaccine diplomacy well. Why don't we just talk about that. Because of course that has reached a new audience that notion of what israel's doing not doing vaccine right and it reached a new audience in you're referring to the snl clip that How shall you say this. Caused a bit of a ruckus this week. So let's listen in and talk a little bit more about reporting that the vaccinated half of their population. And i'm gonna guess it's the jewish half. I mean obviously you mentioned this. Jonathan about how if I think you said this one of the previous episodes if this was new zealand. We wouldn't be hearing at the end of the vaccination thing but because it's israel and it's politically charged. There's there's added complexity to the story. Yeah i mean you know you states say. The snl clip went viral jojo. Avars use that word to me. That was a big moment. Really because it's mainstream american comedy. If that is now it seems to me. There's a judgment there. Such a night live making the among its audience. There will be a perception as a more left wing. Frankly view of israel than i think would have been true a generation ago And you can make a joke like that sort of edgy but the the among kinda millennial snl audience who. Let's say you know. Revere alexandria ocasio cortez. The idea that israel is basically a little bit racist is a joke that lands without audience. That's what i think. Snl thinking there and just on the point about vaccine diplomacy. It seems to me that is the piece that's missing. Which is okay. You think you get a little bit of goodwill in hungary czech republic or whatever but actually what is noticed around the world and we can get into the arguments for and against is. The palestinians are not being vaccinated by israeli vaccine. And that's the big picture to the point where it took butter than snl joke.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Scientist, and Renowned Polymath Jared Diamond Discusses the Derisive Term 'Finlandization'

Kickass News

03:22 min | 2 weeks ago

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Scientist, and Renowned Polymath Jared Diamond Discusses the Derisive Term 'Finlandization'

"Is the first country that you discuss in the book. Outsiders uses derisive term called finlandisation to describe the nation's relationship with the soviet union. Now russia you confess to being a little bit guilty of this yourself during. I think it was one of your earlier first visits to that country. Why defense take offense at the term finlandisation. And what is it. That non-finn seem to misunderstand. Sure finlandisation is a a nasty word. It's a blaming word that non-finns particularly germans and other europeans and americans applied to finland after world war tooth in world war. Two finland got attacked by the soviet union whose population is about forty times that of finland. The finns fought fiercely. Lots of them got killed. But finland managed to retain its independence but finns learned a lesson from the war against russia. Which is. let's make sure we're not going to get into that mess again. And what we'll do is. We'll talk constantly with the russians at every level from the president downwards so that the russians are not suspicious of us. will they'll know what we're thinking The russians will know that the anoc can be surprised by making an alliance with some other country attacking finland by the back door. Finland's learned learned and they were very careful not to offend the soviet union when the soviet union vade hungry. The finns kept their mouth shot. Okay germans and american set that is that's a lack of courage should speak out against the soviet invasion of hungary and finish. His response was if we speak out. That's gonna have no effect on the soviet union but we learned that we cannot offend the soviet union. Because hundred thousand dollars got killed from making that mistake. That's finlandisation namely a small country being very careful about large country when i first went to finland. I'm embarrassed to say that that one my my best friend in finland who was a veteran of the winter war. I told him so. Why being so careful about russia because if you get into trouble the united states and britain france will protect you. Oh god there's nothing worse i could say. Because the finns had been deserted by all their allies and the finns learned that awesome viable is going to depend upon ourselves. That's finlandisation it worked finland. It's not gonna work for the united states and so there was a sense that they couldn't afford to be brave and speak out against the soviet union as much as others would have liked because they were realistic and they knew that no one else may come to our aid. If we do. Why do we want to get one. Hundred thousand people killed again. Eighty thousand about children driven into exile. No big and be. We're not gonna be stupid again. We can be careful. We will talk constantly with the russians will remain a liberal. Democracy will remain a rich country investing heavily in education. All the we're going to do differently is we're going to talk constantly with the russians. So that they will trust arson and interestingly the united states after the fall of the soviet union sadly in the nineteen nineties while the soviet union was there in a big threat. The united states was talking constantly with the soviet union but with the fall of the soviet union we began to take russia less

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Demi Lovato to Star in NBC Comedy About Support Group for Food Issues

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00:49 sec | Last month

Demi Lovato to Star in NBC Comedy About Support Group for Food Issues

"Lovato's coming to your television in a comedy like a sitcom she will sign on to be a actress and producer of a new show called Hungry, The show will be about it. A food issues Support group, A group of friends you belong to a food issues group and help each other as they look for love success and that one thing in the refrigerator that will make it all better. And this is kind of a little bit of a personal thing for Demi. She had an eating. She did. Yes. Oh, good that she's having some fun. Yeah, you know s Oh, she's a producer. And by the way, Scooter Braun is a producer on this, so I don't know if that's going to make a big thing with her and Taylor. Probably not. If it goes to Syriza's, they're gonna shoot a pilot. If it goes the serious Hungary will be the first regular TV show for Demi Lovato since she was on Disney Channel's Sonny with a chance almost 10 years ago

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Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

ESPN Daily

05:19 min | Last month

Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

"Meena. Hello pablo hello is an nfl analyst for espn and the host of the meantime show featuring lenny so i need to know where you are on the football excitement alerts scale right now because i for a true tape grinder like yourself conference championship. Sunday is in some ways. Maybe even better than the super bowl if the football excitement scale as you call. It was one through ten conference championships. Sunday's about fifteen for me. There's know maybe about whether or not it's more exciting than the super bowl. Pablo it absolutely is. This is my favorite sunday of the year and in part because by the time we get to the super bowl we've talked about same matchups over and over and it's usually like. How many times can we say what you guys rush brady with four. You know before and of course always been in the super bowl the last decade or so. That's a phrase. I've said a lot inventive. You say that. I was going to say you're the person i i would really make that a me. I mean it's true but it's also more fun when you get to talk about other things and this particular set of games. It's really the best possible combination of teams in my opinion. There's a reason why the lions in vegas are very close because it actually looks like a pretty well matched pair of games. I wanna start with buccaneers packers. Meena because this was not a close game when these two teams played back. In october roggio touchdown tampa bay fire the cannons the bucks and thirty seven rogers was abysmal. In that game through zero touchdowns he threw two. picks completed. Completed doesn't half passes in tampa bay when they played each other. The first time and tampa bay destroyed perhaps not coincidentally green bay. Thirty eight to ten. So how did that blowout happened. Well this is. It was such a strange game. Pablo because aaron rodgers has had this incredible season which. I'm sure we'll talk about this. Is the one real blemish on his staff third drops better pass picked off the other side. By two thousand fifteen touchdown touchdown booker. He stunk i. There's no really nice way to put it. Now he stunk in part because the offensive line in green bay which has been spectacular. One of the best football year got beat up. Front rodgers was sacked six times pressured twenty one times. I mean no most of the time this series look cool as a cucumber back there but this was not the case and as mentioned had these very surprising interceptions coming from him. I think he finished the game with a passer rating of like thirty five. Okay so really. It was all about the buccaneers. Pass rush beating green bay upfront and aaron rodgers being uncomfortable as a result and that was also reflected in the running game. aaron jones had just ten carries. He averaged like one point. Five yards per rush again. Very dissimilar from the rest of the season. But you saw what could or should i. If in the eyes of tampa bay be the formula for beating green bay which is if you can stop the running game and keep the packers from executing their play action passing attack which flows from that and get them into third down and get pressure on rogers and obvious passing situations. That's your best chance of beating now. All those things i just said barry. Few teams in the nfl been able to do that but tampa was able to do that the last time. These two teams that so many things obviously have changed since then as you alluded to. That was back in week. Six when that game happened. So in what you've seen since then who's been better this year. Aaron rodgers tom brady. Aaron rodgers is undeniably. Been the better quarterback this year and he is my pick by the way for. Mvp it's between him. And patrick mahomes. It's close but rodgers is that an unreal season. I mean just statistically he's been first and qbr brady was tenth. He ranks third in yards per temporary. He was eleventh forty eight touchdowns brady at forty. He only through five pigs brady threw twelve. You get the idea. So while tom brady is the most complex quarterback of all time i believe. Aaron rodgers is the most talented. Patrick mahomes is kind of them. A run for that. And when these two goats meat i don't know where goat's meat in a field a meadow anyway to meet makes me sort of hungary. Honestly that phrase oud took it there. I guess goats will be hurting in green bay this weekend but the goat whose homefield it is home meadow. It is has been the better one this weekend. That's metaphor really. Just got out of control.

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Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

ESPN Daily

05:19 min | Last month

Mina Kimes Explains Why SheIs More Excited for This Weekend Than the Super Bowl

"Meena. Hello pablo hello is an nfl analyst for espn and the host of the meantime show featuring lenny so i need to know where you are on the football excitement alerts scale right now because i for a true tape grinder like yourself conference championship. Sunday is in some ways. Maybe even better than the super bowl if the football excitement scale as you call. It was one through ten conference championships. Sunday's about fifteen for me. There's know maybe about whether or not it's more exciting than the super bowl. Pablo it absolutely is. This is my favorite sunday of the year and in part because by the time we get to the super bowl we've talked about same matchups over and over and it's usually like. How many times can we say what you guys rush brady with four. You know before and of course always been in the super bowl the last decade or so. That's a phrase. I've said a lot inventive. You say that. I was going to say you're the person i i would really make that a me. I mean it's true but it's also more fun when you get to talk about other things and this particular set of games. It's really the best possible combination of teams in my opinion. There's a reason why the lions in vegas are very close because it actually looks like a pretty well matched pair of games. I wanna start with buccaneers packers. Meena because this was not a close game when these two teams played back. In october roggio touchdown tampa bay fire the cannons the bucks and thirty seven rogers was abysmal. In that game through zero touchdowns he threw two. picks completed. Completed doesn't half passes in tampa bay when they played each other. The first time and tampa bay destroyed perhaps not coincidentally green bay. Thirty eight to ten. So how did that blowout happened. Well this is. It was such a strange game. Pablo because aaron rodgers has had this incredible season which. I'm sure we'll talk about this. Is the one real blemish on his staff third drops better pass picked off the other side. By two thousand fifteen touchdown touchdown booker. He stunk i. There's no really nice way to put it. Now he stunk in part because the offensive line in green bay which has been spectacular. One of the best football year got beat up. Front rodgers was sacked six times pressured twenty one times. I mean no most of the time this series look cool as a cucumber back there but this was not the case and as mentioned had these very surprising interceptions coming from him. I think he finished the game with a passer rating of like thirty five. Okay so really. It was all about the buccaneers. Pass rush beating green bay upfront and aaron rodgers being uncomfortable as a result and that was also reflected in the running game. aaron jones had just ten carries. He averaged like one point. Five yards per rush again. Very dissimilar from the rest of the season. But you saw what could or should i. If in the eyes of tampa bay be the formula for beating green bay which is if you can stop the running game and keep the packers from executing their play action passing attack which flows from that and get them into third down and get pressure on rogers and obvious passing situations. That's your best chance of beating now. All those things i just said barry. Few teams in the nfl been able to do that but tampa was able to do that the last time. These two teams that so many things obviously have changed since then as you alluded to. That was back in week. Six when that game happened. So in what you've seen since then who's been better this year. Aaron rodgers tom brady. Aaron rodgers is undeniably. Been the better quarterback this year and he is my pick by the way for. Mvp it's between him. And patrick mahomes. It's close but rodgers is that an unreal season. I mean just statistically he's been first and qbr brady was tenth. He ranks third in yards per temporary. He was eleventh forty eight touchdowns brady at forty. He only through five pigs brady threw twelve. You get the idea. So while tom brady is the most complex quarterback of all time i believe. Aaron rodgers is the most talented. Patrick mahomes is kind of them. A run for that. And when these two goats meat i don't know where goat's meat in a field a meadow anyway to meet makes me sort of hungary. Honestly that phrase oud took it there. I guess goats will be hurting in green bay this weekend but the goat whose homefield it is home meadow. It is has been the better one this weekend. That's metaphor really. Just got out of control.

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The Mystery Of Hudini

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

06:02 min | Last month

The Mystery Of Hudini

"Welcome to kids myths and mysteries from around the world strange and unexplained people places and events often forgotten by history or loss in the midst of time. I'm kit chrome today. Harry houdini to understand houdini magic. It's important to understand the man born eric. Weiss march twenty four th eighteen. Seventy four in budapest hungary. He moved with his family when he was four years. Old to new york. And eventually migrated appleton wisconsin in his youth. He was a natural athlete and had a fascination with magic and adopted the name. Houdini by adding an eye to the last name of his idol. French magician robert who din although there was a gimmick or special effect too many of his escapes. there were those at pressed him physically to the max one story a story mind. You is that of an underwater handcuff escape. Depending on who you talked to. He was in a box. A straightjacket or manacled hand and foot anyway. The story goes that he was in chicago in winter and had a hole cut in the frozen river that he stepped through not taking into factor that the river flowed under the ice easily escaped his manacles but was swept downriver. Above the shivering crowd eventually dispersed fearing that they had witnessed the drowning of the great magician under the ice. He moved from trapped air bubble bubble eventually finding his way out. There are dozens of versions of his story but whatever the case demonstrates his power of concentration. Above all harry. Houdini was a showman dangling from cranes. Skyscrapers upside down in a straitjacket. He would attrac- upwards of fifty thousand. Onlookers necks craned as they watched the dramatic escape. This would guarantee a pack theater that evening but he was always searching for a new effect. He's responsible for bringing the obscure thread the needle from india to the american stage. This is where he would placed dozens of needles in his mouth along with thread. Poss- drink a glass of water then amazingly extract needles threaded with enough threat to cross the stage later. He performed the same illusion with razor blades. Houdini was much more than a magician however he was a man with an insatiable curiosity and was fascinated with movies made several including one where he was to rescue the ever suffering female from iraq on the brink of niagara falls. She was harnessed to a safety line. Houdini would have none of the safety features offered and was nearly swept over the falls. He got out of the movie business because it didn't make money. He was also fascinated with airplanes and in nineteen ten. Was the first man to fly a plane in australia. Sailing for over three and a half miles. Houdini died at one twenty six. Pm tober thirty first. Nineteen twenty six. He was fifty two years old. He was a man who was driven. You might say by the slogan. The show must go on but also by his own physicality take a look at the old newspaper photos of him in various stages of escape remember. This is long before photoshop notice a developed biceps quadriceps and shoulders however by late forties he suffered from appendicitis attacks and on several occasions had to be helped off stage by age fifty despite more sophisticated special effects his performances required longer periods of recuperation is said that he was backstage reclining from a broken ankle from a previous show won a university student questioned. The magicians boasts of the stomach of oak remember. Houdini was fifty to the student. Delivered a series of blows stopped when. Houdini claimed he was not able to stand to prepare for the strikes. No one knows. If this cost the appendix to rupture hours of the event. Houdini went on to perform with a temperature of a hundred and four. Eventually he entered the hospital where he felt. Recovery was eminent but at the end he was heard to say. I'm tired of fighting. Harry had two loves in his. Life is wife bests and sell you steiner weiss. His mother when she died in nineteen thirteen. He visited select mediums in an attempt to make contact with her from the spirit. World appalled the frauds who claim to be able to make contact. He went on the warpath exposing psychics. Fortune tellers mediums and in the process and raging. The industry is most outspoken. Opponent was the blonde. Which of lime street strange seems her. Spirit guide walter in one thousand nine hundred thousand five said that. Houdini would be dead within a year but houdini had devised a code. That only best would know that if indeed there wasn't afterlife he would contact her using net code. The stories surround this aspect of his life and the code between he and his wife would take ten podcast to explain it to say that he did not connect with best using the code. Each halloween for at least four years after his death she would lie to candle. Hold a seance. She continued the sales which involved a candle said to have burned for ten years. It was a nineteen thirty six ten years after houdini. He's passing that. She handed off the candle. And say on tradition to walter. B gibson friend confidante ghostwriter for. Houdini gibson was also the original author of the shadow mysteries writing under the name maxwell grant late in his life. He passe on tradition to magician. Dorothy dietrich who now burns the candle. Every halloween while conducting a seance seems. Houdini is yet to

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3 ways to upgrade democracy for the 21st century

TED Talks Daily

05:26 min | Last month

3 ways to upgrade democracy for the 21st century

"I want to talk to you today about democracy about the struggles that it's experiencing and the fact that all of us together in this room might be the solution but before i get onto. That owns. Take a little detour into the past. Place called the penick's which is where about two and a half thousand years ago. The ancient greeks ancient athenians gathered to take all the major political decisions together. I say the ancient athenians that was only the men actually was only free resident property ending men but with all those failings it was still a revolutionary idea that ordinary people were capable of dealing with the biggest issues of the time and didn't need to rely on a single supposedly superior ruler. It was you know it was a way of doing things. It was a political system. Was you could say democratic technology appropriate to the time fast forward to the nineteen th century when democracy was having another flourishing moment and the democratic technology that though using then was representative democracy the idea that you have to elect a bunch of people to look after your best interests and if you think about the conditions of the time the fact that it was impossible together everybody together physically and of course it didn't have the means to gather everyone to give virtually it was again a kind of democratic technology appropriate to the time fast forward again to the twentieth century. And we're living through what's internationally known as the crisis of democracy what i would call the crisis of representative democracy. The sense that people falling out of love with this as a way of getting things done that. It's not fundamentally working and we see this crisis take many forms in many different countries so in the uk. You see a country that now at times looks almost ungovernable in places like hungary and turkey. You see very frighteningly authoritarian leaders being elected in places like new zealand. We see it in the. Nearly one million people could voted at the last general election but who chose not to now these kinds of struggles these sort of crises of democracy many roots of course but for me one of the biggest ones is that we haven't upgraded democratic technology. We still far too. Reliant on the systems that we inherited from the nineteenth and from the twentieth century and we know this because in survey after survey people tell us they say that we're getting fish year of decision making power decisions happen somewhere else. They say we don't think the current systems allow government to genuinely deliver on the common good the interests that we share as citizens they say. We're much less differential than ever before and we expect more than ever before and we want more than ever before to be engaged in the big political decisions that affect us and they know that awesome of democracy have just not kept pace with either the expectations all the potential of the twenty first century. And for me. What that suggests is that. We need a really significant upgrade of our systems of democracy. That doesn't mean we throw out everything this working out the current system because we always need representatives to carry out some of the complex work of running the modern world but it does mean a bit more athens and a list victorian england and it also means a big shift towards what's generally called everyday democracy and it gets us name because it's about finding ways of bringing democracy closer to people giving us more meaningful opportunities to be involved in it giving us a sense not just part of government on one day every few years when we vote. But we're proud of it every other day of the year now that everyday democracy has to key qualities that obscene seen proof. They with time and again in the research that i've done. The first is participation. Because it's only if we as citizens as much as possible get involved in the decisions that affect us. The will actually get the kind of politics that we need. The will actually get our common good served. The second important quality is deliberation. And that's just a fancy way of saying high quality public discussion because over well people participating but it's only when we come together and we listen to each other. We engage with the evidence and reflect on our own views that we genuinely bring to the surface. The wisdom and the idea is to what otherwise remain scattered an isolated amongst us as a group. It's only in the crowd really become smarter than the individual so if we ask what could this abstract idea this everyday democracy actually looked like in practice. The great thing is. We don't even have to use our imaginations because these things are already happening in pockets around the world.

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Senate holds confirmation hearing for Biden's picks

NPR News Now

01:11 min | Last month

Senate holds confirmation hearing for Biden's picks

"Biden is going to nominate. Dr rachel levine as assistant. Us health secretary she has led pennsylvania's response to the pandemic and is a professor of pediatrics. And psychiatry at penn state levin is also openly transgender several biden nominees will have confirmation hearings today including his choices to lead the department of treasury defense homeland security and the director of national intelligence. And npr's michele keleman reports the senate foreign relations committee meets to consider the nominee for secretary of state. Tony blinken a former. Deputy secretary of state blinken goes way back with biden. He was a staffer on the senate foreign relations committee. When biden was chairman. And he says he wants to help the new administration restore america's place in the world because america at its best still has a greater ability than any other country on earth to bring others together to meet the challenges of our time. And that's where the men and women of the state department foreign service officers civil servants. That's where they come in. Lincoln is a french speaker who went to high school in paris. His father was an ambassador to hungary and his stepfather was a holocaust survivor who was rescued by african american. Gi michele

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What Is Populism?

BrainStuff

06:31 min | Last month

What Is Populism?

"For years now. Populists have been popping up all over the globe from india and europe to the philippines in south america and of course into the united states politicians with populist leanings. And those who have gone full-fledged populist in their quest for power have been making a lot of noise and a good deal of trouble think marine le pen in france. Victor bon in hungary rodriguez do taste in the philippines. Former venezuelan president who chavez india's prime minister narendra modi end yes by many people's definition donald trump and the united states. But what is a populist. What is populism answering. That is notoriously difficult. A part of the difficulty arises from the fact that populists can come from all parts of the political spectrum. there are leftist populists around the world who combine various forms of socialism with their populist message. There are those on the right who push anti immigration and anti lgbtq plus platforms in their populism populism in general refers to a to ordinary people as a political ideology or approach it involves emphasizing. The wants needs voices and good qualities of the common people and it usually does so by contrasting this idea of the good common people with the bad elite working against them. Best case scenario a populist leader would be honestly looking at the issues that ordinary people face and helping create solutions for them bus making the will of the people law and that is what populist leaders tend to promise unfortunately what tends to happen and what political scientists have observed in the aforementioned places is these populist leaders bending the definitions of both the common people and the elite in order to gain power with an democratic system and then undermining the very fabric of that democracy in order to stay in power de emphasizing some of the crucial parts of the democratic process such as the articulation of varied interests and the thoughtful mediation of those interests it can be incredibly effective for the leader and incredibly damaging for the democracy that they're distorting and anyone who lives within that democracy who isn't in the group that the leader has defined as the common people so worst case scenario populism redefines the common people as a group with narrow interests and then insists only there will matters a we spoke with political scientists on a malla busa a professor at stanford university and the director of the school's global populisms project which published a white paper in march of twenty twenty called global populisms and their challenges addresses the threats of populism and identifies several possible solutions. According to the paper populism is growing across the globe because of the failure of major political parties to address the thorny issue that ordinary people face. today's world immigration economic inequality and globalism. Just to name a few. This gives populist leaders a sort of foot in the door to claim that not only. The elite members of those political parties are bad but that the whole system is bad. Populist leaders climb to prominence by dividing society splitting it into two not just separate but opposing factions the people and and the elite a university of georgia political scientist by of cast mood explained it this way in an article for vice quote. The key distinction between the people and the elite is not based on class. Our power but on morality is always the pure against the corrupt but again the people is often an exclusive group a to quote the stanford paper populists redefine the people often by excluding vulnerable ethnic or religious minorities immigrants and marginalized economic groups. The result is majority rule without minority rights. Once in power populist leaders attack not only the rights of individuals who don't fit into the defined majority but the very foundations on which the country lies that includes the paper's authors wrote quote the takeover and taming of courts and oversight institutions and new laws that limit the freedom of the media and civil society. We've seen this in the united states with trump calling the press the enemy of the people criticizing judges resisting congressional oversight claiming that elections are rigged flouting laws and claiming that a deep state of bureaucratic actors is out to get him to deny the will of the people he represents. It happens with other populist leaders all over the world schmila busa explained the mindset saying the position is the of the people. Why would you listen to them. The media is the swamp. Why would you listen to them. Everything is fake everything is suspect and no one is to be trusted except the populace end that populous remember does not include voices of the populations minorities or anyone who disagrees. With the labeled majority. Leader's malibu said this is not about making poor people wealthy. This is not about punishing me lead in redistributing wealth. There's almost nothing in the populist program that actually makes every day people's lives better populists don't do that. They simply don't. It's not the people who have suffered the most who support populist parties. It's really sort of the people who fear dropping further down inside of prestige and economic status. Populist leaders often don't spring from the working class roots of what's thought of as being the people though considered trump is a self professed billionaire real estate investor. Brazilian president shire dinar is a longtime congressman and military leader. Francis lapenne is the daughter of a career right wing politician. The philippines to therapy spent decades as mayor and lawyer and india's muddy came from humble beginnings. But he's been in politics more than forty years.

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France takes careful vaccine approach to counter skepticism

The Economist: The Intelligence

05:38 min | 2 months ago

France takes careful vaccine approach to counter skepticism

"Happening. I in britain in america that simply because of the regulatory approval prices european medicals agency hadn't quite finished its testing. It wanted a bit more data onto the study studies little bit longer. And so the vaccination has been approved by the block and will be rolled out by the block in a unified effort. Yes what happened. Is that the eu father. European commission has set up a central purchasing arm which has bought roughly two billion doses. Vaccines from many different manufacturers. Among advantage of this system is that because of the enormous purchasing contracts the prices sometimes been a bit lower than in other places and having bought them as they become delivered they will be handed out to the european member states strictly in accordance with that population. And how about that sort of national level roll out how. How is that progressing. Already how do you see it. Progressing future well. The interesting thing will be with the benefit of hindsight to see what the best way of doing this. Every country is doing it in a slightly different way so for example in bulgaria. Medical workers got it first in germany and learns the very old. I in the czech republic. The prime minister andrei bobby. Scott i now he is himself ferry olden and somewhat overweight and probably did need to have the vaccine but he clearly jumped the here on the other hand. You could argue in countries. there's liable to be a bit suspicious of vaccines. It makes sense to have a high profile vaccination of a public figure because there's a fair bit of vaccines skepticism around this a great deal of vaccine skepticism around france according to the polls is one of the worst offenders here and they routinely i. I've seen number sang as high as forty percent of french. People say that they want to have this vaccine. And so all of this discussion is predicated on the biotech vaccine. But others are in the pipeline. I mean how do you see that playing into the dynamic here. Yes of course. The one that people are most interested in is the oxford astrazeneca. one because it's far cheaper than others typically costs about two two dollars rather than twenty dollars a day. Spur but patsy for more important it can be stored at normal temperatures. The fis vaccine have to be kept very cold temperatures indeed so it means the vaccinations can really only take place in hospitals or well-equipped centers. And it's much harder to get out into communities. There's a french well made by sun. Ofi which i'm sure will be pushing very hard to to get rolled out sued the other ones too including some wants from china and russia which some countries in europe a key to take because they're cheap and because they may be available but i don't think they will be very widely taken up and on that matter of availability. How is that unified distribution effort playing out eu solidarity over the purchase and distribution of vaccines is a bit of an issue. The european commission wanted this to be a great european project with everybody following the rules and the commission doing all the buying and selling the prices and having it out to everyone. And i think they sorts. I'm afraid to say as a great sort of propaganda coup if could pull it off and they more or less have pulled it off. But we've seen impatience in a number of countries germany in particular who say hungary actually one or two others. They're worried that the eu hasn't bought enough of the first one available. That's defies the vaccine said. They have bought their own supplies. That is very bad. In a way the whole reason why the eu went down the suit in the first place. Was i difficult to keep prices life but also to make sure that you didn't get into a situation where every country was bidding against each other by much more than it needed so there has unfortunately been a bit of that but on the whole the system seems to have worked pretty well. I think the biggest problems actually would. These drugs are log to be availability so much as ability to actually get the stuff out that and with that in mind then do you think that. This approach has increased european unity or just given more opportunity for divisions to arise. I think on the whole it's been a plus for the e you sort of as a central organizing principle that that seems to be pretty much the way the singers in brussels they see this as a bit of a triumph that they got everyone more or less to the start line more or less the same time. There's been a bit of teaching but not too much. The interesting thing will now be. Do they use this as a way to build up further. You wide healthcare competences. So will it be more of this coordinated by will be be more of this planning for pandemic preparedness and for instance declaring health emergencies on an e. You roll the leaving it to the national governments spaces. So yes i mean. The bureaucrats in brussels never miss an opportunity to build their empire fair enough. That's the business that they're in. And i think that if this goes well that will have helped that person long a bit and as opposed in in any case getting these things out and to the people throughout europe couldn't have come soon enough we all really at a very very bleak point in the even lucien of the pandemic in the second or even third wave. I've had three hundred fifty thousand people in the eu. Already dad's up. The death rates in germany are close to a thousand today that set the whole phenomenon of creating and manufacturing and distributing vaccine in under a year is pretty remarkable. We lose sight of that. But it's still been an awful awful tragedy.

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Germany, Hungary give 1st vaccine shots ahead of EU rollout

NPR News Now

00:40 sec | 2 months ago

Germany, Hungary give 1st vaccine shots ahead of EU rollout

"Twenty-seven member european union had originally planned for national authorities to administer the first covid vaccine shots in a coordinated effort tomorrow but now germany has joined hungry in jumping the day of the e. u.'s planned release of the pfizer. Biontech shot starting today. Hungarian doctors and other workers in the health sector have begun getting vaccinated with the first shipment of doses and the operator of a nursing home in germany where the first shots were given to dozens of people said that quote every day. We wait is one day too. Many over three hundred thirty six hundred deaths have been linked to covid nineteen in europe.

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Austria To Allow Skiing Starting On Christmas Eve

Monocle 24: The Briefing

05:22 min | 2 months ago

Austria To Allow Skiing Starting On Christmas Eve

"Breaking ranks with other european nations. Austria will allow skiing mus eve but will limit the capacity of ski lifts and keep restaurants and hotels closed. This isn't ideal for business but it is something and afforest believe it is completely safe. Monaco's alexi corey. love explores. How australia is getting ready for. Its strange new ski season. Australians don't normally disobey orders but try and take away one of their favorite hobbies and see what happens. What are they doing are they. Bringing via the slopes are close but many of those people don't care and they're just just. That's me playing the mountain range with police show donnie general manager of strategic popular ski resort located around one hundred kilometers south of vienna. Because there's so many people like one forty calls per day just with people trying to get into mansion. Saw on the day i'm visiting. The sky is a dazzling blue with fluffy white clouds skidding overhead any other winter. That'd be hundreds thousands more people in the piece from the to trespassers. We've just seen but this year is different now. Austria will open. Its slopes christmas. Although even then it won't be business as usual the conditions on the which we are out to open them are kind of crazy because there's not going to be any hotels open. They're not going to be in a regular operation of restaurants. So i mean you have to imagine that people even if they just come here for day. They're going to spend the whole day on the mountain. They're not going to have the possibility to get indoors to to warm up like a. Maybe we'll find a solution how they are going to be able to to get some food takeaway style but they have to eat that food outside. We not in the city where in mountains area temperatures are going to be quite different whether you face in of for example. So it's kind of crazy because cover garment on the one hand says okay you. You're going to be able to open. But the conditions impose province for us concerning organization is focused just as neat and san viet. We infer young. Upper is sorted and crazy. Not but this man. Chancellor sebastian courts is determined to save christmas. Upton fianc hundred sixteen detail when the answer name fine with some bash chief on the mortgage the meat the asian befo cone in germany. France and italy have all forbidden skiing holidays fearing that would push up infections but australia has refused to toe the line however it will require people coming from abroad to go into quarantine and with hotels closed. This effectively leaves austrians as the only customers. But that's still welcome news for greece for the upcoming holidays. We're going to lose People coming from abroad so that's thirty percent of customers. also one day customers. They're coming from hungary from check. Republicans ocu- so we are going to lose them because it's not going to be easy to get into australian and other australia again so we're going to lose them but we expect to gain some customers from those types of skiers who usually would have gone to scares in the western part of austria which they cannot do knob would too far for for one second further on up. The slope brings explains heltzel to work on old the situation. We're going to face when it comes to take away operation of the restaurants on the mountain because people went out and found out. No that's not our restaurants but it's a it's a. It's one of the big ones in the mountain. Well you get the slopes you get the chair lift like with the bottom station in mountain station you get lots of people And not too much space to let. The people consume their their food the food they bought outside. So that's one of the challenges we're facing with the current government regulations because people are not going to be out to use the the space within fifty meters from the restaurant Which is quite a problem if you if you imagine having three to four hundred people standing around and they should not stand around At the slow because obviously there are skiers coming down so yeah. That's quite complicated. And that's why. I asked most of what the government thought creating those regulations for monaco. I'm alexi thank you alexi.

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Austria to allow Christmas skiing but many restrictions stay

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:12 min | 2 months ago

Austria to allow Christmas skiing but many restrictions stay

"Know breaking ranks with other european nations. Austria will allow skiing to start on december the twenty fourth but will limit the capacity of ski lifts and keep restaurants and hotels closed. This isn't ideal for business. But it is something and south authorities believe. It's completely safe. Because alexi cari olov explores how the is getting ready for the new ski season trends. Don't normally disobey orders but try and take away one of their favorite hobbies and see what happens. What are they doing. Slopes are a close. Yeah but Many of those people don't care just yup. Just that's me playing the mountain range with febreeze. Doni general manager of a popular ski resort located around one hundred kilometers south of china. Because there's so many people like one forty dollars per day just people trying to get into major. So that's the problem on the day. Visiting the sky is a dazzling blue with fluffy white clouds skidding overhead any other winter. That'd be hundreds maybe thousands more people in the piece the to trespassers. We've just seen but this year is different now. Trae will open. It slopes for christmas although even then it won't be business usual the conditions on the which we are about to open them are kind of craz- because there's not going to be any hotels open. They're not going to be in regular operation of restaurant. So i mean you have to imagine that people even if they just come here for a day. They're going to spend the whole day on the mountain. They're not going to have the possibility to get indoors to to warm up. They may be will find a solution how they're going to be able to to get some food that takeaway style but they have to eat that food outside. We're not in a city. Where in montana area temperatures are going to be quite different whether you you face in again for example. So that's kind of crazy because cover them on. The one hand says okay you. You're going to be able to open. But the conditions impose of province for us turning organization. Ms boost does need san viet. We infer young. Upper is sorted and crazy anoint. This man sebastian courts is determined to save christmas. Optum fianc six timber when the luibueno's answer named fine with some she fan. We the mookie. We add the middle east. Asian indian germany. France and italy have all forbidden skiing holidays fearing that would push up infections but australia has refused to toe the line. However it will require people coming from abroad to go into quarantine and with hotels closed. This effectively leaves austrians as the only eligible customers along. That's still welcome news for greece. It is for the upcoming holidays. We're going to lose People coming from abroad so that's thirty percent of accustom is also one day customers. They're coming from hungary from check republicans so we are going to lose them because it's not going to be easy to get in into australian other australia again so we're going to lose them but we expect to gain some customers from those types of skiers who usually would have gone to skiers in the western part of austria which they cannot do now because it would be too far for for one day trip up. The slope brings explains heltzel. Get to work on the situation. We're going to face when it comes to take away operation of of the restaurants on the mountain because people. No that's not our restaurants but it's a it's a it's one of the bigger ones the mountain. Well you get the slopes you get the chairlift like with the bottom station in mountain station you get lots of people Not too much. Space to people consumed are the food the food they bought outside. So that's one of the challenges we're facing with the current government regulations because people are not going to be allowed to use the space within fifty meters from the restaurant Which is quite a problem if you if you imagine having three to four hundred people standing around and they should not stand around at the slope because obviously there are skiers coming down so that's quite complicated and that's why i ask myself what the government thought creating those regulations

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Learn To Listen To Yourself by Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui

Optimal Living Daily

04:43 min | 2 months ago

Learn To Listen To Yourself by Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui

"Learn to listen to yourself by krista o'reilly davig magee of a life in progress dot ca one of the greatest gifts. Anyone can offer me is to make me feel truly heard like they care what i have to say and how i feel no judgment are trying to fix me the gift of a safe space to hash things out and express what is on my mind and heart so that i can heal and gain clarity and have the courage to move forward. I shared how this might have helped me when as a teen i wanted to die. I don't need you to tell me what to do. I usually already know. But when you hear me i feel loved. I released shame. And i gained courage to take yet another stab into who and how i choose to be in the world. But here's another truth. We turn a coaches and counselors sisters and girlfriends to be heard. Do we offer ourselves the same precious gift do we practice hearing and honoring ourselves first offering our own person. The grace and compassion that we seek from others. Do we have the courage to look inward and learn to listen to what our minds bodies and spirits are telling us. This needs to be the starting place. We need to learn to listen to ourselves. We read every new book. That comes out travel to conferences. Jump at the chance to hear that guest speaker. We constantly gathering information. Jump on board with the new fad eagerly. Try out a new pill or the new program hoping that we will find the answer. We seek outside of ourselves. Talking with our best friends offering are well thought out. Opinions on social media and monthly meet ups with a life coach also repurpose but becoming more clearly ourselves figuring out who we want to be what we need identified a real passion or gifts we wanna bring to the world putting our finger on the place of unrest the root of our disease these all come as we learned to listen to ourselves. We so desperately wanna be heard so let us practice hearing ourselves with practice. We become better attuned to what our minds bodies and spirits are speaking quicker to trust a still small voice. More confident that we already know what it is. We need or that. The answer will come and we have only two still ourselves and listen. We can practice listening in myriad ways but today i want to offer some questions we might use as we practice pause go inward and learn to listen number one. At the end of the day we can take a few calming breasts and simply asked. How did my day go today. We might take note of three things. We agreeable for two things. We did well today. One thing we would do differently next time this way we can be into live more mindfully number two when strong emotions bubble up. We can get a loan for a minute and ask. What am i feeling right now. Spilled milk is probably not. The real issue is more likely that there is a deeper root of fear or overwhelm lurking beneath the surface. We can create space for tears. If need be pleased create space. Tears remind ourselves that our feelings are not bad not rage nor fear. Anger sadness grief loneliness pleasure or delight and pay attention to where that emotion lives in our body and our tents shoulders are temples are clenched fists or jaw. That throbbing pain in our legs will begin to see more clearly. The connection between our feelings and our physical symptoms number three if a strong urge to binge arises. Whether on netflix sleep food or alcohol we can notice pause and listen in after asking. What do they truly need right now. We might notice that we are physically or emotionally. Hungary incredibly tired afraid or excited when we do go ahead and eat or take some downtime. We can check in and ask is truly nourishing me as a way of getting clear on what it is that actually makes us feel well fed rested so that we begin to live more intentionally rather than on autopilot number four before pressing by now or signing up for that course or saying yes to one more engagement we can breathe and pause perhaps. Take a twenty four hour pause and ask. Will this truly serve me right now. We consider if it aligns with our current financial or life goals marvin honors the season. We are in. We might ask if we even truly like need have room for this new item food or experience or if we are simply afraid of missing out acting on impulse numbing or following the crowd and little by little we will begin to live more authentically

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E.U. Reaches Deal on Major Budget and Stimulus Package

BTV Simulcast

01:14 min | 3 months ago

E.U. Reaches Deal on Major Budget and Stimulus Package

"Union leaders, then in terms of what they have been doing at the EU summit. They approved a $2.2 trillion budget. This is the Polish Prime minister. Matteo is more of a hockey We fight for our rights. We fight for clarity. We fight for certainty or flaw. And we fight. For the treaty so that they are not circumvented by the secondary loft. So there was that trillion dollar budget and stimulus package approved, ending the dispute with Hungary and Poland. So the British prime minister there Mater mottos model Dickie Scuse me losing my voice this fight and for a bit, But let's struggle on men. Shall we on bring you the latest in terms off the EC be stepping up its campaign to shield the single market. From a possible double dip recession at a new stimulus but saying that it may not deploy all its firepower. Christine Lagarde, speaking yesterday if favorable financing conditions can be maintained with acid purchase flows that Do not exhaust the envelope over the net purchase horizon of the Pep The envelope need not be used in full. So

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Johnny Depp is 'radioactive' says Hollywood bigwig

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

01:20 min | 3 months ago

Johnny Depp is 'radioactive' says Hollywood bigwig

"Johnny depp There were some great details in that story in the hollywood reporter about how radioactive he is. And we've talked about some of them before the five million dollars spent making sure the ashes of hunter s. thompson were exploding over a canyon somewhere. Thirty thousand dollars a month in wind bills. He has to regret the cannon thing i mean. He's at some point. He's gonna know if he doesn't yet he's but the thing that we were laughing about during the local hour is johnny depp. The details are amazing. In this story one of them is the bodyguards plural who would have to wipe the drugs off of his face in order to get him to a scene of some sort where they just have to brush drugs office but one of the things that was told in that story is that he was just merely needing an earpiece because he wasn't bothering to remember his lines. And that's where we're headed. Mike i'm sorry to tell mike and billy this now but still got if you haven't seen enough of the sort of lazy entitlement of stugatz who can't hear and the jokes are coming out slower because he needs to help through his ears on some of this stuff. It's going to only get worse. That's not going to get better. There is no better from there. Even with hungary less lazy seeing dollars in his eyes to god's perfect time to set on his own right.

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Big Brass Banned

Your Brain on Facts

06:08 min | 3 months ago

Big Brass Banned

"Goes way way back and was created in distant disparate places egypt rome india italy hungary. You name it. There are ancient roman coins that depict niro playing the bagpipes so while we can debate whether or not nero fiddled while rome burned hinging mostly on what the definition of fiddle is. It seems clear. He played the bagpipes. It's not clear when bagpipes made it to scotland. But we do know that at the time they had only a single drone. The pipe put makes the characteristic constant background note until the fifteen hundreds won a second drone was added and the last drone was added in the seventeen hundreds all of the chiefs of the highland clans employed pipers for both peacetime and war spurring their troops on victory until seventeen forty five bagpipes were linked to jacobite ism the movement that sought to remove james the second from the british throne and restore the catholic. Stuart kings the jacobites saw the bagpipes. As an icon of scottish national belonging and military pride while there are loyalist opponents saw it at best as a risible accessory for unflattering caricatures and at worse as an instrument of war carrying pipes was viewed the same as carrying a weapon. And a your command was tried for treason. The court declared quote no highland regiment data piper and therefore. His bagpipes in the eyes of the law was an instrument of author and sentenced him to death but john gibson author of traditional gaelic bag piping seventeen forty five to nineteen forty-five said it didn't happen that way the bagpipe man. Not the execution. That part happened. In fact the execution of the piper james reid might have to the muddling of the historical waters. Some of the confusion seems to stem from the disarming act of seventeen forty six which would get an amendment quote restraining. The use of highland dress this outlawed tartan plaid but didn't say anything about bagpipes. James reid may well have been piper. But that wasn't why he got the short drop and sudden stop he'd taken part in jacobite rebellion's and conviction had nothing to do with the disarming act so a case could be made that the seventeen forty five ban. Didn't actually happen. That makes that one line from braveheart. Goodbye plan outlawed. Choose twice as wrong. Since that set over four centuries earlier the bagpipes were verifiably band. In the nineteen forties in poland. Germans forbade the polls to play their pipes for a similar reason. Because of its ability to stir up nationalist spirit. Just think about that the next time you say it sounds like a bag of cats and a garbage disposal in fairness though you're not completely alone in your entirely wrong hatred of bagpipes in eighteen ninety seven. Belgium sent an expedition to antarctica with the intention of being the first party to over winter there even in modern antarctica with modern transportation. A lot of planning goes into keeping a crew alive. If you're in charge of the food you might have to plan out a years worth of meals and order your supplies eighteen months in advance. And that's today so imagine what it was like more than one hundred twenty years ago. Part of the plan of the rv gca that being the ship that they took was to hunt and eat penguins which would not only provide them with fat and protein but also vitamin c to ward off scurvy catching animals perfectly adapted to the harshest climate on earth turned out to be much easier than they thought. The supplies of the ship included a few musical instruments to maintain morale and whatnot. Apparently all you had to do was play the trumpet and the penguins would come right up to you when one man took out his banjo and played. It's a long way to tipperary a whole raft of penguins which is the collective noun gathered to listen. The reception was somewhat more critical for the bagpiper. The penguins fled in terror and plunged back into the sea tremendous tinkerer. Benjamin franklin had been so captivated by performances on musical glasses. Were you rub your fingers around the rim of glasses with different amounts of water in them to produce different notes. It was big in the eighteenth century and franklin wanted to see if he could make it even better. He saw that before each concert. The performer would tune the instrument by filling each glass with just the right amount of water. That sounds like a half. And if you watched miss congeniality by choice or because it was on in the waiting room you know that musical glasses are one of the few instruments that can be ruined by being mistaken for craft services in a letter written in seventeen sixty two to the italian scientist. Giambattista macharia franklin described a musical instrument. He had designed that made use of thirty-seven cups to help you. Visualize it rather than cups think bolts each one a little bit smaller than the last picture them in a neat stack. Now imagine a rod going down through the lot turning it on its side and having them spin on that rod as an axle thanks to a foot pedal and

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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

03:10 min | 3 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"Pi advising professor and co researchers for being so supportive and having me as part of their team it's such a surreal cool feeling to be published to be a published scientist tax. This is ali a bonus tax. Who's paco happily provided below. Ali is absolute. I'm becoming a cat person. This is really annoying and look at the ali with are there. he's like. Don't touch my beer. Basically look at the dog is a tiny little. Do with the millennium paco. Pakelle so that's wonderful. Thank you congratulations. On being published next up from lita pronouns. She and her after listening to the twelve to podcast. I have to thank anonymous for asking the pronoun question. I'm the typical middle aged upper middle class white suburban women with a degree identifying female a member of the democratic party and a strong supporter of the g community and civil rights. That being said. I don't know shit. I noticed the pronouns on twitter but don't follow all the trends therefore i was unsure of the specific or that of that but by doing that on my own profile. I didn't know i'd be showing support. I have included a few picks. Them fat cat squeezed into a little box in his princess. Caton idea staubach's really is tiny the second country box new and we will share these pictures with you on the newsletter for patrons to say no. I love the next one to you because this is also an addition. This one's from breanna pronoun her a beans crew a quick addition to your pronoun discussion sis gender people using their pronouns trans folk letting us know their pronouns so anyone can easily and comfortably use the right pronouns. In every conversation we are privileged to have which with each other very well said thank god put very i mean. It's so concise and it makes sense. Actually i post a lot from my trains. The trans community. And it's amazing. I've gotten some direct messages. That are like. I didn't know you were trans or asking. If i'm trans in it's just it's such a. It's such an unfortunate question because you should not be surprised if sis identify. People are posting support for our trans community in la. Is this if you are only fighting for people that look and sound like you do. You're doing it wrong. Yup that's it. Speak up and up for everyone else. That's anyway. She goes on to say things for having such a compassionate conversation about pronouns for all of your listeners to hear bonus photo including my happy pod chickens and yogurt beaks. They're eating yogurt. That's why at the beginning. I went is because i scroll down and i saw the picture of chickens. I love chicken. How how very dare. I love chickens are web designer. My very good friend. Twenty five years used to call me the chicken whisperer because we would go to the fair And go to the chicken tent there. They have chicken contests like beauty pageants chickens. Who fucking knew. And i go in there and be quiet and then i'd walk up to just i'd pick my chicken. I'd be like i'm gonna talk to that chicken. I'd go up to the chicken..

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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

03:50 min | 3 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"It's the best part. I don't know if we can top. I mean our listeners. Good news stories are incredible and hilarious. But i don't want to be top. The the hungarian orgy you said top carry an orange. I'm pretty sure that legislator was oh man. We needed seventeenth for squash. That's so good. All right i'm gonna kick this off. We have a. We have a story from lisa pronouns. She and her high ladies have been a big fan for about two years now. It's been cathartic to listen to you. Rage about the injustices in this administration and also break down the legal mumbo jumbo legal mumbo jumbo in a way that is interesting digestible. You've brought clarity to a murky time. I also love that. You love your animals and their sidekicks to your lives. You can tell their family and that is the only way it should be. Here's a picture of one that helps keep me sane. Her name is pepper and she is eighteen and still rock in it. She is love and the best cat. Thank you for doing what you do. And i think you would make a great lawyer. Also i have to include something. That's got me through this past year. For spontaneous field goods the hashtag tiny trump's i leave them on random things especially in places. I know people won't appreciate them. And even in some places that will bring a smile have a great day and thank you for all you do. Look at that beautiful gee nature oh eighteen. She's lovely she really is. She's got a sweet phase sickly surgeon like a like a silver foxy persian on. She's adorable and here's the tiny trump's hashtag tiny trump's and there's a cat hair on it look at that dc it. Oh my god i always. Whenever i see older cats i was thinking of a story. A couple of friends of mine. Lesbian couples shocking. I know But they when they got together one of them had a cat that was sh fourteen and it was an issue because the other one was allergic. And she's like. But i love you and you know she was like listen. The cat probably doesn't have much longer. Just stick with me through this. And she did and the cat lived to be twenty four years old so it turned like ten years this important. I'll have to be allergic to the cabinet that point. She was like look. I'm i agree to this. So yeah my best friend. who's dominatrix. Her cat peyote was twenty four when she died it just old af right. I'm so sorry. I was clearing my throat. Did you say your friend. Who's a dominatrix. Yes yes so nonchalantly not the name. Actually my friend who's dominate. I think he just wanted to tell the listeners. You have friends that are dominatrix dominate. Try dominatrix sees the listeners. Know about my best friend. It's like one of the things like throughout this like the last few years. I've been very supportive of sex work and very supportive of sex workers and antipasta And so they all know now you now. You know i love in check out hashtag tiny trump's and you can see what we're talking about these little cardboard trump's you just leave them places all right okay. We got more. We got good news this coming from rebecca pronouns. She and her. My first scientific study was published in a real academic journal. Congratulations rebecca i'm an ecologist and i spent my last year of undergrad on research team analyzing the social environmental risk of on site wastewater treatment systems in our country. Basically finding which septic systems are most likely to fail. And who is that likely to impact three guesses who hasn't worst. I don't think we've need three. My dear and our work was just a journal. Environmental science and technology. That's awesome shout out to my amazing..

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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

07:41 min | 3 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"And real life lawyer andrew torres hi andrew. Aj thanks for having me back. Yeah no problem. So i went over this crazy breaking news yesterday on the show for a bit and i promised i'd come back tomorrow and get in the weeds a little bit. And that's why. I have my favorite real life lawyer here to help me get in the weeds. Because you're very good at. We'd thanks. i think so. I think it is. I think it's important preliminarily to talk about sort of how little we know. And how strange this right. So what we have is a document that's been released because this case is It's twenty dash five but it's on the grand jury dock and grand jury proceedings are sealed. So i usually like as lawyer. Like the first thing i do is go log into pacer and get all the documents and share them with you. They're not otherwise made public. But you know that's how we got for example the text of Trump's pardon of michael. Flynn before anybody else had it right because having volume icus brief in that case i get a little notice that have popped up you know. As soon as sydney powell filed her motion to dismiss. So i can't access the stock. Nobody can access this docket other than the parties. That are the subject of the grand jury. Indictment that's come out and The did the doj lawyers who are pursuing this investigation. So that's kinda point. One point two is what we do not have. Here is an indictment what we have is a motion that was granted three months ago. Four that allows the government to review certain correspondents in connection with the grand jury proceedings and the correspondence that there. And so you know you might be thinking again Your listeners know this well from the excellent work. You did back when michael cohen's office was rain. April april two thousand eighteen. I remember because i was visiting the pentagon that day when the news came across my my inside the pentagon when i got the news That that cohen's office and hotel room. Because his house was being remodeled had been raided. Yeah and look like attorney client privilege super duper important to me as an attorney with clients right But there are two really important exceptions to climb privilege. There's the one that covered or failed to that applied in the instance of michael cohen Which is called the crime fraud exemption right. Which is you can seek legal advice from your lawyer but if the legal advice you're seeking is how to commit a crime that is no longer privileged great and there are good reasons for that And the other exception. The that comes into play in this case Is a third party exception. it's really really basic. So so here's the fence. Aj you engage me You know to a reputable for totally legitimate purposes. You wanna file a lawsuit against somebody. We need In my office or over the phone and and that's totally fine. That conversation So long as you were seeking legal advice and not committing by and not committing a crime is covered by attorney client. Also i can bring on My assistant i can bring on a paralegal can bring on an associate right. Doesn't even have to be a lawyer as long as they're an agent for me. That's the that's the key language acting as an agent for the attorney end similarly on on your side great lake if it's an agent for you if somebody acting on your behalf Then that maintains the privilege on your end but the minute if we're at a baseball game and there's somebody sitting next to us and i start talking to me. You know in in the good old days back when people went to sporting events in public Can tell how long. I've been using these examples but right like we're we're out in public And there's somebody air A third party if we start talking about your case that invalidates the privilege that breaks the privilege. 'cause the third party in the world right and and i think in this particular case what happened. Was these emails. These were forwarded to third party who is not an agent of the legal team of either party and is just considered a third party non lawyer and therefore waves. If from what i can tell through through all the red actions. They say this person's not an agent of the lawyer isn't on the defense team and therefore is a third party and therefore your client tourney privileges waived so you can put at the bottom of your email and they i think they retroactively from my understanding. Change the subject line of emails to say this is covered by attorney client privilege. You can say that all day but the minute you release that information to a third party you are Effectively waving your right to attorney client privilege to claim that as a reason for this stuff to not be entered into evidence right. Yes yes so. So so so so i ll be let me just say that is exactly right. Like that's footnote each where they renamed the documents to add in You know that these were attorney client privilege and you are a hundred percent correct. It's one of the first things you learn as a baby lawyer. Doing these kinds of privilege reviews is just because it says attorney client privilege doesn't mean that is yeah and and also consciousness of guilt here retroactively changing email subjects to include the tag the delta. The designation is is what determines of attorney client privilege. So the timeline of this. My understanding from the partial and ceiling order that barrel. How signed is it back on august. Twenty eighth the court said hey department of justice. You have ninety days. I'm going to release this. You send me your reductions and the ninety days was up. I believe November i think november twenty fifth or something like that and november twenty sixth on the day before the last day. I think that that was feasible. The the department of justice filed a motion submitted. A status report requesting can we. Can we please keep this under. Seal you guys. There's people in here who have not been charged by the grand jury and they did not suggest any redaction they just said we don't want to do it and judge how said sorry. Charlie now you have. Until november thirtieth by an order on november twenty fifth you have until november thirtieth. I'm doing this. You need to give me the reductions. We'll redact the people's names when you take people's names out of the mix. You are no longer revealing identities of individuals and conduct that has not been charged by the grand jury so redact all that shit sent back to me. And i'm releasing it because a lot of people were like ooh interesting. It was released the day after fluid you know the week..

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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

07:51 min | 3 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"For today. I love it. Listening for not get coachella. We better get pardoned palooza. That's all i'll say. Yeah though however this they're still corona virus news. This is actually more about the emergency funds. That are up. been a problem. Basically the story comes from the washington. Post some more than half of the money this is. We didn't know this before we thought the number was different more than half of the money from the treasury. Department's corona virus emergency fund for small businesses went to just five percent five percent of the recipients according to data on more than five million loans. That was released by the government. Tuesday evening in response to a freedom of information act request and lawsuit now according to this data the government's paycheck protection program. The ppp about six hundred of the largest companies including dozens of national chains. They received the maximum amount under the program. Ten million dollars six hundred mostly large companies got ten million dollars now officials from the treasury department and the small business administration. Sba have argued the program primarily benefited smaller businesses because of a vast majority of the loans in they're saying that was about eighty seven percent were for less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars. Well that was as of august however the new data shows more than half half of the five hundred twenty two billion same timeframe went to bigger businesses and only twenty eight percent of the money was actually distributed in amounts less than one hundred fifty thousand. You know it's funny because you've got pelosi talking about why it mitch mcconnell doing anything. We'll because his wife his millionaire wife already got her. Ep helps so really. What else does he have to do for. The american people infuriates me. Additionally in the story there's a blanket approval allowed allowed congress officials and their families. And this is where. I'm talking about mitch. There's a blanket approval allowing congress officials and their families to receive p funds without a required conflict of interest review. That's huge several members of congress. Mitch mcconnell including some who helped shape the programs. Rules benefited from funds according to news reports and financial report. So if you are a small business out there listening to this. And you somehow turned down for p. p. you have every right to be angry with is administration because we're seeing exactly where this money went to and we knew it. It was helping a lot of trump's buddies yep Yeah and there's even further reporting going into how many of the companies have benefited from the paycheck protection program are actually trump or kushner companies. Also in the news. President elect joe biden intends to keep fbi director christopher ray in place if he's still on board during the start of his administration that's according to new york times on wednesday but president trump has publicly and privately discussed firing reggae Before the election trump told advisers he planned on firing ray if he won a second term several news outlets reported in october. That you know that that's what was going to happen. It's unclear whether trump still wants to push ray out but it seems to view the fbi as insufficiently loyal baselessly implying. A suggesting the the agency may have helped rig. The reason against him an interview on sunday the doj and the fbi against trump trump administration is ousted at least a dozen other high level officials as we know since losing the election. We've gone over. All of the most notably secretary of defense mark esper- kind of talked about this too about how the fbi agents association actually wrote pen letters to biden and trump's and keep him on pleased. You just keep him on so biden has decided to keep him if he still there. It doesn't say if trump fired him if he'll rehire him or just put another person in charge of the fbi. That'll be interesting to see what they do. So i just want to thank you for this next story. And the reason it wasn't a teaser in the top of the show is because if we tell you there's a news article about twenty a thirty person orgy. You're not gonna listen to the rest of the news. Thank you a. g. for this all right to twenty nine year old doctoral student who hosted a brussels orgy made headlines around the world and this is why it led to the resignation of hungary's prominent anti lgbtq politician. Joseph i would say is here. You're going to help me with this name would would you say Has ager spell it for me s. z. a. j. e. r. the chair. Joseph suggests we're going to come. Joseph roger so this is an anti lgbtq politician in hungary now the reason this is so funny is that He tried to escape through a window onto the roof when the police busted through the door of course the host insisted that he followed all necessary safety precaution so the story goes on this guy named david. Kelly said that he only invited ten male guests to the party and he had nurses to administer rapid kobe nineteen tests at the door. So this was a safety precaution. Now this is. This is one of my favorite parts. Sadier was actually not even invited to this orgy. He went with a friend so this is an anti lgbt politician. In hungary that chose to just buddy up with someone to go to this party In the ho. Said i always invite my few friends to the party. Who turned who in turn brings some friends along and then we make it fun together. He continues to say we talk a little. We have a drink just like in a cafe. The only difference is that meantime we're also having sex with each other. I don't see what's wrong with the was not invited. He wasn't invited to the party about this year. Not allowed and eight. Oh god oh my god. He was not invited. Fuck watch was not invited not invited so the talk about where this room was set up. Apparently it's like covered in halloween decorations. But then it goes on to say that there's also pink hearts overstuffed. Sofas along the walls and mattresses thrown across the apartment this entire things like a black light nightmare to me like. I'm not going to the party. I'm not sitting on a couch it. Just i can't get over how much this is is. The reminds me of the patent. Oswald fox watch story where he was out looking for houses with his wife and actually okay keep going. He's politicians to cheer doesn't have identification on a g so at that point. That's when he tried to escape the party through an open window onto the roof but he was stopped by police who then took him to his apartment to confirm identity and diplomatic status as a member of the european parliament parliament. So this is. What's so infuriating to me just to have a serious note. I'm so tired of these. Fucking closeted politicians creating parties creating organizations passing legislation hurting that the one community that they refuse to acknowledge their part of look. I don't give a shit if lindsay graham is gay. I don't give a shit. If mike pence's gay i do give a shit if they're both gay and they have the power to create legislation that is hurting the communities they may or may not belong. That's my issue or falwell. Junior -actly i don't give a shit if you in the pool boy in your wife for doing some stuff. Fuck yeah i five. I also don't give a shit. If melania trump posed nude and was in porn hell. Yeah i support sex work. It's just you don't be such a good appropriate word..

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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

01:53 min | 3 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"It's a flurry if you've been listening to this show then this will come as no surprise because we've been talking about pardon palooza for a while now but nothing quite prepared for the corruption until it actually happens and this also comes after the new york times. Release a story. That trump is currently considering pardons for vodka. Jared rudy eric. And don jr. you know just in case While we understand that innocent people don't need pardons trump is spinning this as a response to the threat of a runaway deep state prosecutor. Who could come after them now. All of that already being said this has gone down in the last twenty four hours just coming across my desk right now breaking news about a vodka. Trump out of dc of uncle trump sat for a deposition tuesday with investigators from the washington. Dc attorney general's office as part of a lawsuit alleging misuse of inaugural funds gross misuse. And this is according to a new court filing in january the dc attorneys general office sued the trump organization and the presidential inaugural committee alleging. They abused more than a million dollars. Raised by the nonprofit by grossly overpaying for use of events space at the trump hotel in washington for free for the two thousand seventeen inauguration deposition of witnesses as part of the loss of underway over the past. Several weeks tom. Barrack chairman of the inaugural committee was also deposed. He was deposed november seventeenth. That's according to the court filing the attorney general's office also subpoenaed records from barack barrick. Iv ivanka and first lady. Melania trump and rick gates the former inaugural committee deputy chairman according to the lawsuit gates personally managed discussions with the trump hotel about the events base. And we kind of saw this coming. So that's the fucking crazy. Pardon palooza coup sedition treason. Ivanka inaugural committee. Tom barrack back on your fantasy indictment league news.

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"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

03:52 min | 3 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"Hello and welcome to the daily beans for thursday december. Third two thousand twenty today. Flynn calls for martial law days after receiving his pardon from the outgoing president. Sources tell c. n. n. to expect a series of pardons as we learned trump has discuss pardons for his three large children. Kushner and rudy giuliani. Most of the paycheck protection program money went to large businesses. We'll talk about that biden. Plans to keep christopher ray on as fbi director provided he's not fired between now and then and a deep dive into the bribery. Pardon scheme unseal yesterday by judge barrel. How i'm your host. Jean and i'm dana goldberg. Oh my we have a big show today. We have breaking news just coming across my desk like i said i know like like i have paper here. Just someone just handed me do dude but big news about of trump. And this is really. I'm like jordan. If you're out there listening this is year day. So here's what here's what's going on and and you know let's just because there's so much here in this lead story and you have some incredible reporting to let's just go into it. Let's just hit the notes. I'm in hot notes. Dana you are going to die okay. Oh i can't wait. This is podcast porn. Started so first of all mike flynn today. A wednesday shared a message encouraging. President trump to temporarily suspend the constitution imposed martial law and silence the destructive media. This is really just sort of suspended. The constitution for the last four years more than temporary suspension under this administration. Right so true now brad. Heath reuters has written quote. The statement cheers lincoln for trying to arrest as a prime court justice who disagreed with him which many historians say never happened and it says violence by antifa black lives matter including haranguing people as they eat means. We are literally under attack from within. Now i've been expecting this. You know he's taken the qn on oath and there's been this whole sort of ball to have this three percent or uprising after the election will here. He's announcing it. This comes on the heels of a recent pardon of flynn by trump. You know the department of justice filed that motion. We went over yesterday to dismiss flynn case which is still active and judge. Sullivan has not yet dismissed the case. Maybe wait to commit treason and sedition until after the case was dismissed. I had posited that sullivan would likely dismiss the case based on the sweeping pardon but might have something to say about the case on the way out like you know he might write a twenty thirty page things saying. Here's why this sucks. But he dismisses because your pardon power is total now. Sullivan has this sedition. And let's be honest that's what it is. He has to consider this as well before he dismisses. The case sullivan's response should be interesting. Considering he had asked during flynn's first sentencing hearing he had a couple he had asked whether the prosecution had considered treason charges. So he's not. He's not tight lipped about this stuff. He's not a quiet person and it's also of note that this call for a coup which could be a crime came after the pardon so that's a crime that wouldn't be covered by the part because you can't pardon future crime. So what a tool. I just imagined like every week like trump being like okay now pardoned. Flynn like we've for it we for it. It's like the quiet game with toddlers. Okay it starts now. Okay now keep happening over and over again. And additionally sources are telling cnn to expect a flurry of pardons answering the question what is the collective noun for a group of pardons called..

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"hungary" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

Armstrong & Getty

07:26 min | 3 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

"The armstrong and getty show the story of jenn pisarski. Who's gonna be biden's press secretary wearing the soviet union are you have you been following story. Missed that so there's a picture of her. Where in one of those furry russian hats down pink and it's got the hammer and sickle on it so it's a soviet union hat and so obviously people were put in that picture around because luckily picked his his press secretary somebody wearing the hammer and sickle soviet union. At but i guess the back story is it was a photo op and a joke or something like that. But then the question is but y- ban yet your band this from twitter because it's misleading you. Didn't you know it's one of those things that the lax context so you're not allowing it to happen. But there are all kinds of other things that with similar contexts that you allow flagged by various social absolutely. Yeah heavily flagged. I briefly at twitter twice during vacation and it was great the not that the the rest of the time that i didn't and all that controversy and stuff if you follow if you if you just glance at the right people it's one of the best ways to get information that's ever existed but if you don't just glance at those people and then if you start reading the comments you will immediately you know. Get sucked into the the dumpster. Fire so one text. I wanna menu because we We mentioned the hungarian politician that has now resigning. He's an anti-gay rights politician high level in parliament Who got caught at an orgy with twenty-five dudes twenty-five naked dudes. He snuck out the back and got arrested in st. Well if you're going to have an orgy hope they'd be naked dudes and we got this text. I'm a gay man living in northern california. My whole i've never been invited to a gay orgy. This isn't a normal thing that you do as break. Its way out there. And you're like trying to roll back. And he gave rights whatsoever politician and rolling around with two dozen naked guys. That's so out there in a change in the name of that country to well hungary michael kids dead crowd here tonight. Come on all i pictures. Just a big ball sweaty hair. Do we have the sitcom laugh and the anymore. I didn't think it deserved it clearly. Didn't i think i'd be no longer hungry as what i would be. Ease oh are you done with your gross sex story. So i can get material. Human beings can use our listeners. For instance very briefly fringes texted. I will keep him anonymous but his contracting firm applied for and received an sba loan for twenty nine thousand dollars. That's the way it's supposed to work. The problem is i didn't apply for it. he writes. Sba fraud person said that thousands of fraudulent loans have been funded through this program. It's probably hundreds of thousands onto my deep thought. And it's i realized it's gonna seem overly simple and even a tad obvious. But i think it's worth remembering and i can't remember exactly what the circumstances were when i was thinking about it but i was communicating with my daughter my youngest who lives and works in the washington dc area. She's just completing her course of study in government and data and voting all sorts of stuff and And i was reading a little bit of the very little news. I took in about the changing of the guard in washington. Dc and and all the lobbying. That's going on zillions of dollars pouring into the georgia center. Just remember this. My friends very simple thing. Washington dc if you've been there recently you know. This is a very energetic city. People are on the move there on the go. There's lots of traffic there. Lots of young good looking folks go go going. What is the energy. That animates washington dc. It's not patriotism. It's not your best interests. The energy that animates washington. Dc is greed. Where the money is pure and simple. Same reason people came to california. It's where the gold was greed. Well put the gold. Rush is washington. Dc the programs that the buildings the lobbyists all of it. It's it's a pipeline for unthinkable amounts of money to flow through and like some mexican gas pipeline. There are people lined up little valves draining as much as they can from it. The energy that animates washington. Dc is greed shriver. Forget it three and a half trillion tax dollars flow in every year. And it's going somewhere right. You go there and you try to get your little chunk of it or you're listening chunk of it. Since that's like most most expensive counties in america. Hey brother i. I'm i have authority over. One hundred million dollars worth of grants. I'm going to steer it toward you and your company. It will fashion the rules in such a way that you'll have the inside track and then i'd really appreciate a job on your board when i'm done in a couple of years about two hundred and fifty k year would do. I'm going to be serving on a couple of other boards. That's all i ask. That is the energy washington. Dc stop spent sending more money there some voting for policies that imagine they'll build you a utopia cut it out. God you're being played for such suckers the grand eloquent speeches about how they're going to bring you equity and fairness and the rest of that crap money man so the world's are america's worst serial killer were knowing we're learning more about him. Have you been following this story. Yeah sarah term samuel little. Yeah oh my god. Maybe we'll delve into that. I there's there is a bit of a fascination with serial killers that people tend to have. Usually i get a little ways into it and i think why am i giving this guy any of my time. But there's some interesting nuggets to the story and on a lighter note because everything is one of the funniest bits of sarcastic chronicling of the social justice warriors and their travails. I love this thing. i just came across. We'll share with also the anti constitutionality of chas chump. From seattle armstrong and getty. My name is jamie loftus. And i'm here to tell you about my new show. Lalita podcast lolita. Vladimir nabokov is one of the most controversial works of all time and our culture is done. Its protagonist a huge disservice over the years. I've spent the last few months getting to the bottom of how america turn. This abused young girl into sex simple. And what that says about us new drop weekly on mondays listened to lolita podcast on the heart. Radio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to podcasts..

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"hungary" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

Armstrong & Getty

03:38 min | 3 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

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"hungary" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

07:45 min | 3 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"This marketplace podcast is sponsored by merrill with merrill guided investing. You have the option to work with an adviser at a low cost and minimum get started at merrill edge dot com slash investing goals merrill lynch pierce fenner and smith incorporated both a registered broker dealer and investment advisor member. Sipc this marketplace. Podcast is supported by equity multiple equity multiple makes real estate investing simple acceptable and transparent credited. Individuals choose from curated set of exclusive commercial real estate assets professionally managed on your behalf go beyond stocks and bonds and mirror the asset allocation of the world's most successful institutional investors visit equity multiple dot com build a stronger portfolio today. Europe's eight hundred billion dollar. Corona virus stimulus may never see the light of day live from london. This is the marketplace morning report from the bbc world service. I'm victoria craig. Good morning hungary and poland have said they'll block approval of the budget over a clause that ties funding with adherence to the rule of law in the block. The eu is investigating both countries for undermining the independence of courts media and non-governmental organizations back in july though through a qualified majority e. You states agreed. The eight hundred eighty eight billion dollar budget and support package but final approval to enact it requires unanimous support. The bbc's gavin lee explains what happens now of thursday. This meant to be any use summits that supposed to be talking about. How on earth twenty seven member states get money by january the first because this is when the budget is supposed to kick in nothing will happen at the states. The entire fund is in jeopardy fans are really needed throughout europe where second lockdowns are already in place. Is there any way to get this funding over the line. We'll the you have to offer poland and hungary some kind of incentive to back this plan a couple of options one is they try to make it softer the conditionality to say that there are certain areas that we will look at. We will be able to give funding. Maybe that works already of had any piece saying it's too soft already. Do they take off the table. It doesn't look like either manual macron's been very strong on that. Do they try. And get the coronavirus funding outside of the budget. But it could take a long time. It's difficult seaway way out. But for some reason fudges the magic word within the eu they often find a way gavin lee for us in brussels. Thanks for your older best checking the numbers now. Global shares are taking a pause after the latest vaccine induced. Rally key benchmarks across your little changed. Asian shares ended. Slightly higher brent. Crude is up one percent while said today it selling off. Its budget phone. Brand called honor to a domestic consortium due to what it calls tremendous pressure from us sanctions. Bbc's krishna swannee on that the decision to sell the on a budget smartphone. Business will be a big blow to hallway. Which has gone from being a cheap copy of western phones to one of the biggest phone makers in the world this move comes off the us restrictions supplies to hawaii alleging. It's a national security threat allegations. The company denies no amount was announced for the sale which will now result in a new company called xinjin sheet in new information technology while we will not hold any shares in the new company. The bbc's krishna viswanath there okay. So if you're like me you spent most of your sunday devouring the fourth season of the crown. Yes there's drama but there's also fashion and this season features some of the most iconic modern day royal looks including who could forget. Princess diana's nineteen eighty-one wedding gown in the decades. Since the princess of wales. I used her clothing to communicate with the public. The business of royal fashion has boomed and the key players in the twenty first century. Our bloggers who within minutes can identify brands. royal wears and send those items flying off virtual shelves. Elizabeth holmes is a veteran fashion journalist and author of the new book. hr h so many thoughts on royal style. She told me how it all works. They're real sluice in the minute. Kate or megan step out they get to work and try and identify what they're wearing and try and offer up a link to it. Oftentimes that is an affiliate links. So they can get either percentage of the sale of that item. They offer up more affordable alternatives with kate. They're called replicates. I don't think you can mention the royal family and fashioned. Without thinking of princess diana. Her fashion had staying power to the to the princess was wearing a suitably dreamy creation of pale pink visit with a low back line and this year to iconic sweaters have gone on sale of hers and they carry hefty price tags there about three hundred dollars each. How are we twenty. Twenty five years later and these designs are still very relevant. Something people want own. I think it speaks to the power of diana's fashion and how much a part is of what she did was infused emotion into the equation. And you can see that in these sweaters. That have been remade. Now you know. One of them is the infamous black sheep sweater with white sheep and a single black one and she wore it twice to charles was polo matches and it just it immediately sent this very cheeky message and understood not just sort of the language of clothing the emotion behind it. There's so much. Focus on what these royal women wear. But what about the men do they dress for purpose and messaging to you. Know i think they do. I mean we can have a much bigger conversation. And i think it's time about why society as a whole focus so much on what women were that said. I think that the men. And you're seeing as i think increasingly with prince william. They recognize the conversation and they are dabbling in it as a rivals. Go for an evening reception. You'd have to say this. One was pretty neat a rickshaw for a couple of royals and when they got out yeah when he stepped out of their rickshaw in pakistan and he was wearing an emerald green traditional dress. People went nuts. A pakistani knee length shawanni for once it was what william war. Not kate that everyone talking and what's important to understand about fashion is it's a real opportunity for the royal family right because they give speeches but they don't divulge a bunch of personal information they don't tend to give big revealing interviews. What they do is they show up and photographs of those appearances. Go around the world in seconds and like it or not. The first thing that we all see is what they're wearing. And if we like it and maybe we'll read the caption that goes with the photograph and it opens the door to learn more about their charitable pursuits about the events attending about the causes. They're supporting and so when you have a fashion moment in there and it gets a lot of play that brings more attention to their work. And i think they want that. It's fascinating stuff. Elizabeth holmes author of the new book. Hr h so many thoughts on royal style. Thanks so much for your time. Thank you for having me. Well if you want more royal fashion director's cut of that chat with elizabeth is over on marketplace dot org in london. I'm victoria craig with the marketplace morning report from the bbc. World service. heo. I am mcrae's host of the marketplace podcast. This is uncomfortable. When jesse saran first enrolled in college. 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"hungary" Discussed on Hall of Shame

Hall of Shame

03:10 min | 4 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on Hall of Shame

"You'd probably do the turns maybe do like one turn just so that I can have that turn back to heal back to you'd retire he'll I'd retire he'll. Well. The Russians were eating it up hundreds of Hungarian ex patriots in the crowd were jeering them waving the flag of freedom adopted by the revolutionaries and urging their countrymen with cries, of Hajra Magai. Which means go Hungarians Oh. Wow. A Hungarian person is listening to this and being like, what are you saying? Like actually that means give me your cat quick question. And maybe you don't know the answer to this, and if somebody listening does I would honestly love to know with water polo. Isn't he physical contact sport because there are a lot of that. If there's a penalty box, I guess there must be there must be I feel like it's intense certainly this game was, but you could like Foley drown. Like. It's insane to me that this is. A contact sport. It's wild. Yeah. There's a lot like I said you and I could not hack it. Speak for that's for. Sure. So I am captivated by this water polo match from one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, six in a way I would not have guessed before my research had you told me team Hungary all the way baby I'm like so in I. o I am rooting for this team one, hundred percent. So much is on the line I wanna Hydra mcgeoch shirt literally anytime that Russia can lose. Sorry. For this. So you know, I'm here for it when Hungarian player. Gear Mahdi punches a Russian player on the chicken with a windmill motion while shooting to score the first goal. Wow. When did you one of those kind of things like Oh, you're in my way. Your face was in my follow through my dad. I love it minutes later, the USS are the. Sloth current away is, Hey, is sent to the penalty box for slugging then the Soviet. Union's Boris Marquardt off and Hungary's on boulevard also go at it. It's nuts but the Hungarian score three more goals it's four zero. Wow. Yes. Love it. You love to see it the Hungarian, taunting the Russians about the shutout the Russians according to their plan are becoming increasingly frustrated just like the Hungarians wanted to more, Russians are sent to the penalty box after his slugging Hungarian players. Wow. Things are getting nuts. Five players in total were ordered out of the pool by the free to Hungarians and three Russians. It was like open warfare out of the pool. Just seems like. Such a funny thing to yell but you're wondering what about the blood what of the name of this match? I can kind of put into together. Well, let me tell you though the. Event is wild. There's no. Irvine's the door who I've talked about a couple of times. The team's star player who was like I'm fucking never going home had scored two goals..

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"hungary" Discussed on Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

10:14 min | 11 months ago

"hungary" Discussed on Natural Disasters

"At dawn on October fifth. Two Thousand Ten Deva Chair mayor to all the Tomas was waiting through a caustic swamp of heavy metals. He fervently hoped his boots and protective coveralls would protect him from the cadmium cobalt and lead swirling in the mud around him. An acrid smell filled his nose as he looked out over his little town. Every building fence and tree left standing had an eerie waist. High Line of rust colored residue it appeared as though the town had been painted carefully by a brush overnight in a misguided prank. Tomas was exhausted. He had been up through the night and he'd been frantically working since. The flood rushed over the town at noon the day before now. Small mountains of red rebels stood everywhere. The leftovers of the crumbled buildings that had toppled in the wave of toxic sludge. Deva chair no longer resembled the sleepy town where Tomas had spent his whole life. That looked like it had been bombed most of Devon chair surviving residents had been evacuated to nearby villages where shelters had been set up in churches and auditoriums rows of beds and tables of packed sandwiches. Were put out for the displaced victims but the toxic flow soon reached those surrounding villages as well. The sludge seeped into small creeks that fed into the larger tributaries of the Danube River. The recent rain had softened the ground and increase the permeability of the soil which only helped to quicken the spread of pollutants. Toxic plume had travelled nearly fifteen miles by October fifth. Reaching at least six other towns the region was in dire. Need of immediate help. Tomasa cell phone rang incessantly. As he slowly tramped through the sludge he was discussing how to find shelters for displaced residents. And keep the evacuees safe. He spoke with a never ending line of different government. Officials policemen and workers to coordinate the incoming help but it was calls from the press. Were the most intrusive. They wanted quotes. They wanted to know how disaster happened. Reporters came to the village. Protective outfits and masks poised and ready with cameras and microphones in addition to the reporters over five. Hundred policemen and soldiers arrived to organize infrastructure among the madness and ruin they were directing traffic and continuing to clean roads and walkways and everyone wore head to toe protective gear. The rescuers looked like aliens or spacemen. New arrivals to an unknown toxic as the clean-up began in earnest. The Hungarian government directed the temporary shutdown of Mall Zero. The company responsible for the spill workers from the aluminum plant were dispatched to gather sludge from the streets of Deva Chair and ship it back to the headquarters in Ocu- about twelve miles away rusty alkaline water splashed as industrial vacuums sucked up. Sludge gathered in homes and offices workers from the company hosed down streets and alleyways to wash away the heavy metals to foot deep puddles of diluted toxic water or then suctioned from between trees and the dips of Roadways. Huge bulldozers gathered building wreckage and scooped up poisoned swaths of the surrounding forest floor. But no amount of cleaning could erase the red stains or fully removed. The powdery toxic dust that caked on wherever the waste dried the demolished homes. Were haunting site. Living Room couches were sopping wet with red mud. Never to be sat on again. Tv's were toppled over poison melted through plastic frames and burned away family pictures. Broken walls revealed inundated bathrooms with tubs sinks filled with sludge amidst piles of d'etre 'tis dolls and basketball's floated along in. What used to be children's toy rooms? Refrigerators with food still inside removed and put in massive garbage crate in the mid day on October. Fifth government workers arrived with giant dump trucks and drove down unchartered paths and back roads. They poured Klay into the tributaries of the Danube River. Officials claimed at the time that they would be able to neutralize toxins and minimize contamination with the clay. As Claes naturally absorbent. It could lower the Ph of the water by soaking in the poisons but the mud was wildly toxic yielding a Ph of thirteen that level of alkalinity could burn through skin and muscle tissue in a matter of minutes. A Ph of thirteen is similar to bleach oven cleaner. Neither of which is a substance. A person would want to touch jest war inhale throughout the afternoon of the fifth the sludge spread through rivers and woodlands around Deva Chair and Colon Tar just a day before these bodies of water had been lively clean and filled with wildlife water sources. That had been fresh enough to drink turned caustic overnight red sludge clogged the gills of fish. Their bodies floating to the surface birds who had eaten poison plants and dying aquatic. Animals lay bloated. At the river's edge. Small drowned rodents looked like clay figurines. The sheer number of dead creatures alarmed. The workers gathered the nauseous carcasses with gloved hands. They lifted the limp bodies of squirrels and raccoons that dripped with sludge into bins trash cans filled to the brim with these. Little corpses were incinerated by the dozen. The forest was strangely silent. Save for the sounds of the heavy machinery scooping and sectioning the toxic waste from the environment however the cleaning efforts to stop the flow of caustic sludge rivers and soil. Were coming up short. The emergency responders had underestimated the amount of toxic liquid. There was to clean up. This was due to a corporate lie in their own. Disaster plan malls accounted for only a fraction of the amount of toxic sludge. They had generated. They had been using the same waste pond to dump aluminum biproduct. Since the nineteen sixties in addition to the glut of toxic waste excess rainwater collected in the waste. Reservoir at the plant mixed with the aluminum. Byproduct years of rain created a much more fluid and powerful force than expected when the dam failed. The vast amount of rain water in the waste pond diluted the toxic sludge when the wall deteriorated burst the sludge spread in a more fluid form. It flowed markedly faster than a more solid substance the volume multiplied to over one hundred eighty five million gallons of destructive liquid that polluted roughly two thousand acres of land now the excess liquid pooling around the villages made the cleanup process much more harrowing as it dried and hardened the evacuated residents would not be able to return as soon as they had hoped. Once the sludge had absorbed the cleanup would take much longer than anticipated by October. Sixth and seventh. Some of these frightening facts trickled into the news and became public knowledge. The shock of what had happened was turning into anger. Deep Sadness and fear for the future residents listened to the news and read articles online has details about the true scope of the disaster. Were beginning to come to light. They heard the wide swath of land affected by the flood and realized the disaster was much greater than what they had seen Endeavour Chair. They saw pictures of fish floating belly up. In the midst of a- bling burping globs Greenpeace reported the danger of arsenic chromium and excessive mercury in the waters around Deva Chair. Arsenic levels in the wells of Colon Tar were twenty five times higher than the legal limit for drinking water and double the anticipated levels from the waste reservoir. It was difficult for residents to comprehend the level of poison now surrounding them many townspeople with only partially damaged. Homes remained endeavour chair refusing to leave these residents watched out their windows as blurry. Red Clouds filled the air. They tried to stay calm. The danger was only increasing. A new problem arose says the toxic mud began to dry. The sludge became a cancerous dust. It was not safe to breathe in but it was everywhere. Caught in the breeze and stirred up by the machines masks were required to be outside. In some cases people even wore them indoors as a dust made its way through air vents and under doors and on the morning of October Seventh. The wind started to pick up coming up. We'll see how the danger grew as the government and town officials rushed to save lives podcasters. I have some exciting news for you. I'm hosting a new show called daily quote. It's a quick two to three minute. Podcast that is sure to inspire you put you on the path to positively each quote will motivate uplift and renew your outlook on life plus. 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"hungary" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on Worldly

"It was frustrating for him to have to put up with even the veneer of a democratic system even though it was cleverly designed to keep him not a foul of EU rules about democracy. You're supposed to still be a democracy if you're going to be in European Union and it is a big deal for Hungary to be in the EU reason being the EU gives them a tremendous amount of subsidies which the government has used to funnel money to their preferred businesses and private sector leaders and also just generally keep their economy afloat site poor management by the organ regime. So it's strings overreach. Not just because it's unnecessary for dealing with the coronavirus problem but because it is in fact likely to produce a backlash you already have people in the European Union talking about what kinds of punishments or not exactly sanctions in the sense of like what. America does the country that doesn't like but other kinds of internal rules that might maybe restrict the flow of money to Hungary a have hearings of some sort about its continued membership in the EU right if it gets cut off from EU funding and resources. There isn't an obvious way for the government to make up the gap moreover it strikes me. This is from talking to Hungarians again that it's really really important for the regime's legitimacy to be able to tell people that they still live in democracy. If you'll get pulling inside Hungary people still believe that they should have democracy. I think ordinary citizens believed at least as of two thousand eighteen that they were still living in one. That was part of the point of having a state bought media right. You can convince people their living democracy even though they're not but if they do this and then they Now recently a new push to try to take power away from mayors at the local level. It just so happens that some of the mayors in the country's largest cities including Budapest. Our opposition party mayors that they actually managed to despite the playing field being so tilted against them manage to win some local elections which is an extraordinary feat and a testament to the fact that maybe Hungarians are starting to get tired of the way that Bonn had been running the country. Now it's GonNa be much much much much more difficult to say. We respect the will of the People. We respect what they decided to do. And that could in theory there have been street. Protests against government policies that successfully forced them to back off. That could Engender a serious popular backlash against the regime. So that's kind of why I actually think that the timing right now is really smart on Orban's part not that again. Not that I support this idea but I think the timing actually makes a lot of sense because one just talking about popular protests and backlash. Well if everyone's scared of getting corona virus and it doesn't gather in large groups that makes protesting a lot harder just physically you know logistically. So there's that there's also the kind of broader idea a lot of strong men dictators. We've seen this in authoritarian regimes across the world. And over time they like to present themselves. Often is this benevolent father. Figure who is watching over the country in protecting you and keeping you safe and I can understand at a time of great fear overcurrent virus. Alex like you said they. They may only have a comparatively low number of cases but their neighbors and other countries in the EU have a lot more cases and and I can understand that presenting himself as this look. I'm just doing this to protect you. It reminds me a lot of how you see. Hooton trying to set himself up as a wise elder Russia. You've seen that obviously in the Kim family regimes throughout time in North Korea is like we are the ones protecting you from this threat so I think in that sense it makes sense the question which I think you've both gotten at is okay. That lasts for only so long right once. This threat goes away and it will. It may be months or a year but it will and at that point if he doesn't then rescinded which everything points to the fact that he probably won't then do you start to see popular protests. Then do you start to see the backlash capitalizing on on fear? A lot of people just want to make sure that the government's in control and doing something in a way that people who don't normally like government control you know might not otherwise. Have those kind of stronger feelings. Like I wanNA feel like somebody's in charge and taking control and keeping me safe so I will let him have these powers for now. The question again is what happens when the crisis is over. We're going to take a quick break. Because Jen helpfully brought up the fact that this is not just a Hungary problem but actually global problem. We're talking about a few other places where the current of. Irs Crisis has served as an opportunity for authoritarian leaders to or authoritarian minded leaders in democracies to try to expand their own powers or scope of control of the state. Hey It's Swisher you may know me as the only person who looks cool wearing sunglasses indoors but in my spare time. I hosted podcast called Rico decode every week. We talk about power changed the people you need to know. Around tech and beyond some of my recent guests include Edward Snowden Megan and the cast of the ellwood which was a huge thrill for me. If any of these sound interesting to you. Listen them now on Rico. Decode subscribe to the show for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP to be the first to hear new interviews every week. Hey it is as a host of Ezra Klein show podcast. We've been covering a huge amount of corona virus related questions over on the show and this week we sat.

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"hungary" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

13:15 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on Worldly

"Maybe there's a few leaves in there and it keeps like riding over Jen's face sometimes we just see a mouth in some disembodied tattoos talking to us it's like enjoy interacting with somebody So yeah as you. Listeners are aware of at this point we are recording from our home studios which is to say just places in our actual houses. We apologize for any errors in the quality of sound so we are talking about a common feature of crises of any sort. Which is that leaders. Who have authoritarian tendencies often tend to use them to expand their own power? And this is true. Both in the thornberry in states where it's to be expected but also in countries that are nominally democratic but have elected leaders who have consolidated their own power and used it to undermine the process of elections themselves. No country is more known for this phenomenon. Hungary where just in this past week? The parliament which is controlled by Prime Minister Viktor. Orban's government passed a bill that would essentially give him the ability to rule by dictate for as long as he wants not just the duration of the crisis but literally as as long as he sees fit to be in charge of the country and ruling it by his own orders Jenner. Alex is there any other order like that? You're aware of in any democracy around the world democracy. No we see these kinds of orders all the time in authoritarian countries the sweeping power here in Hungary is so pervasive. I mean we'll go into the details momentarily but I think just generally speaking. It's important to note that is effectively. Cut off any form of dissent especially from journalists that has given the authorities a lot of power to kind of jail people for staying outside of quarantines wherever may be antidote suspended a lot of the political processes whether it be elections whether it be actual having a parliament etc and so like this is unheard of in the democratic world? I mean democratic nations. Do take a lot of steps that trample on civil freedoms and whatnot. And we'll get into those but this is way beyond this is very much a centralizing the power in the executive and in Orban's specifically in Hungary and so this this is why it's it's stepped outside of the norm and broken through Outside of all the other cases that will soon talk about this is so much further and so much more authoritarian than we've seen and it's even leading calls. I mean it's gotten so bad that even some in the European Union are saying maybe it's time to kick Hungary out. Yeah Zach longtime worldly listeners. Probably know that you did a really awesome reporting trip. In Hungary in the not too distant past time has no meaning anymore. We are in the ninety third day of March. I think that's correct. Yes even though. It's April first one one recording this and since you know a lot about Hungary and have done some really great on the ground reporting there. I wonder if you could just walk us through in detail. What specifically or bonded what these orders are and how he pushed it through. Because I'm still you know I know the kind of general outline but I wonder if you could just walk us through the details here so it's important to understand the background here. That is to say what the Orban's government has been doing for the past ten years. Roughly that it's been in power or was prime minister of the country is not his first time in power. He was shortly after the end of the Cold War and his party lost an election an early one and he decided afterwards that the problem was not with anything that he had done. But with the voters and the media and so on that yet his his feet as faction or fee dash depending on how accurate. You WanNa be in terms of the Hungarian pronunciation. I'm not going to be accurate this time because my Hungarian is very very bad or bond after after taking power this time around systematically worked to undermine the free functioning of democracy. Now this is not being until right now a overtly authoritarian takeover of the state. That's a relatively new thing What he has done instead is very very. Subtly corrupt the system to rig the playing field of elections specifically parliamentary elections. The important ones and to make it difficult for anyone to fund or start off any meaningful opposition bloc so this involves things like redistributing economic and regulatory favors towards his friends and his political allies buying up media broadcasters and newspapers to the point where something like ninety percents of all media outlets and Hungary by one estimate are owned either by the government or by its associates that is to say business leaders or rich people who've been empowered by the state to work with them and to make it so that elections are functionally noncompetitive and by functionally non competitive. I don't mean that opposition can't run and they can say what they wanna say can do all of those things until recently you didn't go to jail in Hungary for expressing to send what they did was make it such that it was already difficult to begin with because they gerrymandered. The map pretty profoundly so that feed us would have structural advantages in the electorate. They also would not give equal time to opposition members. They would do tricks like stand up faked parties with similar names. This one is less proven but so plausible or voted. Ballet's Lee. Yeah. They tried this before. That's crazy I heard on the underground for people in Hungary but the point was to make it so that it still looks like a democratic political system. It talked like a democratic political system. But you know when you're you're actually paying attention close and very very detailed attention to the way the electoral system functioned. You'd realize that this is not an electoral system at all. It's a way of legitimising. One man rule They also amended the constitution of variety of different ways with a two-thirds majority which they've won repeatedly in these rigged elections. So when I was there in two thousand eighteen there so live debate as to whether Hungary was authoritarian or democratic state and I made the case in my piece to link to in the notes that it was not a democratic state that it was essentially making a mockery of the idea of democracy and there are still some people in the West even who have defended this as merely an expression of the populist. Right-wing will in Hungarian society when in fact or on his real popular support. I don't want to understate this. But in fact or buying You know in the last election. He won under fifty percent of the vote but over two thirds of the seats in Parliament. And that's even despite systematic rigging with the media. This isn't a guy who's winning on a wave of popular support even though he does have some in reality the current order. You know part of me wonders why the decided to issue this at all because it it strips away the subtle and clever veneer that the government had used claim that they were still democratic state as Alex said it indefinitely suspended democratic procedure most notably by giving ORB on the ability to issue authoritative dictates. So he just sort of says so literal dust. Yes exactly right. What's more is that? This order doesn't have an expiration date. It doesn't say until X. amount of Kovic cases are under control It it just as long as or bond himself decides that he wants to rule this way he can now it's possible for parliament's to vote and remove the powers from them. And maybe they will but if they do. It won't be in a way that provides meaningful constraints on Orban's power because again it is controlled two thirds by feed as the court also has oversight but Orban has systematically worked to pack the courts with his cronies and neuter the courts jurisdiction to make it difficult for them to overturn the ruling. And if you want to report critically on this if you're in the ten percent of media outlets that are not owned by the government or one of its allies you can be put in jail for five years under this legislation for spreading false information. Now this is supposed to be in theory about Corona virus of course when you have one strong man in charge guy who's again and again demonstrated his authoritarian instincts. There's no doubt that what this means is. He wants to power and he wants to jail people who threaten them. Just to play devil's advocate here and you know I don't actually you agree with this. But there is the corona virus crisis in Europe right. There's one here in the United States. There's pandemic going on first of all KINDA WANNA know. What is the current situation in Hungary? Like are they in the same kind of situation that like in Italy or Spain or even parts of the? Us like New York to be part of this. Bill basically is allowing like you said him to Orban's had basically issued dictates from the top down but it would seem to maybe make some sense as we're seeing potentially in the US of needing a strong federal government to handle things at a federal level rather than letting local and state or regional leaders making kind of add. Hawk Patrick Decision so one. What's the situation like to? Is there any possibility that this is actually a good move? Even if it doesn't end that itself is pretty scary. Yeah those are fair questions. And they're both wrong so the last amount of cases I've seen and I'm sure the situation changes all the time but last estimate I saw was about four hundred or so positive cases at hungry. That's incredibly small compared to what we've seen in Italy Spain the United States. I've seen in in South Korea and elsewhere the notion that Hungary's hastings such a crisis that requires A dictator literally from the top to solve. The crisis is mute It's never good to have four hundred seven people sick this way but it is not necessarily worse. It's not even close to one of the worst cases in the world. Plus we've also seen democracies handle these crises without needing dictates We've see south. Korea is a good example Heck I know the United States situations out of control but we've ramped up testing and a whole bunch of other measures without needing dictatorial rule. So I guess it's been proven as you do not need authoritarianism or as Zach also wrote eloquently before and we'll show like this notion of authoritarian envy if only we had these strongman rulers in charge. We would somehow be able to curb the scourge early enough to maybe try to answer. Questions is why Hungary doing this now. Y so blatantly and I can't say to have any special knowledge here but if I were a betting man I would say that Hungary is in the EU and so it had to abide by even a thin veneer of democratic practice at a time when everyone is focused on only one thing and especially when a lot of EU countries are facing a lot of this problem. France Spain Italy. Their attention turned elsewhere. And now that thin veneer doesn't need to be there anymore and what's helpful. I guess for someone like or bond is when you make these kinds of laws. When make these kinds of moves? They tend to stick. It's really hard to remove them. And so yeah. We're all criticizing and they'll be podcast episodes about Orban's doing a bad thing but this too shall pass and these laws will remain. And that's what I worry that. He's taken advantage of the small window to probably do something he's wanted to do. But had some constraint against and none of that constraint has gone he's gone full-throttle. Yeah it strikes me Alex to that point as a serious case of authoritarian overreach in some ways like like counterproductive. Move on the Orban's governments part so for one thing as you've pointed out and I it is simply incorrect. That authoritarian powers are necessary to combat the current virus. In fact if you look across cases I spoke to a number of different experts about this. There's no evidence that authoritarian states are performing better and some of the worst countries for example Iran and early on China failed due to the nature of their authoritarian systems. And that's part of why we have a global outbreak to begin with but contrast some democracies like South Korea. Taiwan had performed relatively. Well right. It's just. There's no systematic comparison argument for why you need authoritarian rule by one person or one political party powers in order to do the the the measures necessary to contain corona virus. Which are compatible with you. Know Still Standard Democratic functioning. The second point is I think Oregon and this is a little bit of speculation. But it's based in part on talking to people who know him personally used to work with him including one legislator who's in his party until she realized he was and quit Is that he. He is a guy who really wants and likes to have power right. He wants to rule as a one person states. That is what he's been building towards..

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"hungary" Discussed on GroundTruth

GroundTruth

10:43 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on GroundTruth

"Let's recap the playbook of victims. Ben I is. Allies are banned newspapers. We Sean now. Under the umbrella of Kashmir second is government spends millions of dollars each year to keep those propaganda media afloat regardless was acquitted of journalism and third orban ban any supporters. ACOUSTICALLY trying to clamp down on independent media as ability to do that job birds all band government. Defense cash mass position. In supporting Hungary's entrepreneurs and enterprises the formulation and establishment of cash was a market like private initiative and we helped the private initiative and the resort and Kovic is victor all vans international spokesman and he explained paint to me that Kashmir also plays an important role in Hungary's development for the past nine years. We've been building up those areas. which have relevance this? From the perspective of Hungary's National Future and that is a matter of national strategy or national security including critical infrastructure picture and so on small has approached the government with an initiative which was bringing together a Hungarian owned media. And we believe that in today's world at the beginning of the Twentieth Century Emmanuel respect the national ownership of media is part of the critical infrastructure. We have to face Kovac was not concerned about the lack of transparency of Kashmir. You says the government does not intervene in this private initiative of detail title. What about a state advertising money directed to cash my media companies? Does it create a bias and distorted media market. Well I believe not I I mean. Depression is wrong. What is important for us is how to reach those Hungarians actually to whom we are talking to and that's why we have concentrated revenues that instead instead of spending it in an efficient way we spend the money efficiently according to call that because cash so fast it only makes sense for the government amen to spend money advertising food or cash match? That is we have dogs. We want to reach And it doesn't matter who is providing US those targets if if the advertisement reaches the goal for that it is fine for the government to advertise because over countries do it but the problem is unlike other governments like France Austria all bands. Advertising campaigns MIA minorities migrants or any opponents of the government. Speaking of Austria Victor Albans Media Strategy became a source of inspiration to inference twenty eighteen national election campaign. Hey this is old your former video clip codes the AP's affair which was released by two German newspapers. Newspapers Video. Looks like it was. We've called it with a hidden camera. It shows the leader of the Austrian Korean Far-right Party and Russian investors plotting to win a twenty eighteen Austrian. Parliamentary elections part of the scheme was to buy Australia's has men tabloid and to motivate after the media takeover in Hungary. Lena your birth from we are back in. Brussels does Belgium after several weeks longer. It was time to go back to my routine of covering Europe but I could not forget. How all bands methods could could become a template for the rest of the continent like scheme? We just heard out in Austria. I am not the only one. Julie Marches Zach is from reporters thirds. Vote Baldur's while it is already the case I mean if the e U does nothing he will allow other member states is to follow the road. I mean Poland does what Hungary did before. Yeah it opened the doors for other member said to say Oh Anyway Eddie. You doesn't care about value so we are free weekend whatever we want. So what can Europe do. UPN lawmakers worries at Oban tight restrictions offers a free media but also immigrants and human rights groups will only weekend Democratic Dick Freedoms what was really surprising over. The past months is how European officials in diplomats are aware of what all band is doing the free repress but some countries like Poland Romania and Croatia. I totally agree with some of all bands. Policies overs like like France and the Netherlands. Believes that Hungary's democracy is in danger. It is always difficult for European countries to jugs in neighbors. Positional GNOMES. Oh sensitive national issues. So besides what they called could monitoring Zishu said do not wish to sanction allman and. This is another novel. Line of Alban's particular playbook playing within the limits of what is acceptable to European Union and finding grey areas and when any DAS- he knows he won't face any scrutiny or consequences beyond the European Union's broader concerns about all bench controls the media there is also a local crisis. I'm reminded of what Attila by Bose. The local editor in page told me he said that there is no freedom of suppressing the pricing Ongeri Anymore Shaw Kubota shoveling atom is going to hold your most of your. I'm pessimistic because a few years ago. We never thought we could could of ended up in this situation Viktor. Orban wants to preserve a tiny version of a democracy. People can protest and some newspapers can still write bad things about the prime minister. So this allows victor hormone to say see in Hungary. There's no threat to democracy named Josh Right Act and that is a shadow. In which Hungary finds itself today where some of the trappings of democracy remain intact but the country's democracy democracy is under threat so government controls a large percentage of the media and seems to be writing history of the nation Hungary are`maybe stumbling towards a new very ties. A what all bank owes his illiberal democracy in Quinton aureus various is ground truth global reporting fellow with our democracy undone project you can read his accompanying written piece in the Atlantic magazine on our website. We've created a graphic illustration `lustration authoritarians playboy for all seven countries featured. In the project. There are also interviews with each of our democracy on reporting fellows. You tell us what you think of this episode and give us a rating. Tell your friends they can subscribe on. NPR One apple podcasts. spotify or wherever they listen. This episode was reported and produced by Quentin Arias with editorial support from Tracey Tong and Rob Rosenthal special thanks to Ludovic the Peltier Kutaisi. Our senior producer is Mitch. Hanley the Ground Truth Project editorial team includes Selena Gomez Josh Co so todd. Ching Wilson Bano and Maria Somali ground truths executive editor is Kevin Grant. The Atlantic Magazine's global editor is per shot row. This podcast is in partnership with the Atlantic magazine and is supported by W H major funding for this season of the podcast comes from the loose foundation and the Macarthur Foundation. I'm Charles Senate. Executive producer of the podcast and founder of the Ground Truth Project which which supports emerging journalists to do on the ground reporting in undercover corners of the world our democracy democracy undone series continues as we turn to the next chapter in the authoritarians playbook exploiting religion in India Prime Minister Narendra commodious redrawing India's religious fault lines to consolidate power in the world's largest democracy in Kashmir the Indian government has stripped the only muslim-majority already state of its autonomy in Assam. hindu-nationalist mobs are lynching innocent Muslims in northern India. The state is constructing a Hindu temple on. What's what's left of a mosque? Desecrated by Hindu. Nationalist Mobs Modi is also redefining. What it means to be Indian who is a citizen listen who will become stateless? Dehumanizing indigenous people is violated illegal Bangladeshis. Because they didn't they're grabbing land. 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"hungary" Discussed on GroundTruth

GroundTruth

07:01 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on GroundTruth

"Minister Viktor. Orion the Victor Orban has been involved in politics for over thirty years during the one thousand nine hundred eighty S. He was a long head activist calling Owen to Ongeri Communist. The communist regime collapsed. I and in one thousand nine hundred ninety s country held free elections Viktor. Orban was elected to parliament leading his Fidesz party which had received saved barely nine percents of the seats. Eight years. Later or band became Hungary's Prime Minister and Bill to coalition government. We've over conservative conservative parties but oh bands. Opponents criticized each placement of allies in key wars the station and is polarizing politics. Fix all bands party lost. Its majority to fasten into any became the leader of your position. He supported the blames blames. The media for the loss in two thousand ten oban came back in a landslide so that TV on the part five this time he's feeders. Polity held the two thirds majority in parliament. This majority allowed Adam to disregard any objections forms the opposition parties and gave them the power to rewrite the constitution. They did this more than ten times since two thousand ten is tacked. The Constitutional Court is caught as a country. More conservative judges Zan Victoria all ban. Dan began to redraw the media landscape. He pushed four new regulatory bodies and media. Console stacked it with his allies the console whereas power to impose penalties on media outlets for any coverage government considers unbalance. That is anything critical of the government. We've all bands government controls in place is wealthy backers went on a buying spree from Dotan. It was the year run. The government came to power overlooked of ownership changes in the Hungarian media market or by is economist economist and member of Mythic a media watchdog. Several international investments left the Hungarian market or they just I simply saw the major of their portfolio especially in the only two car market at the same time the domestic investors bought up this media assets and this domestic to invest rs and that financial mess stars. They are political invest best starts. It means that they serve political interest of course not surprisingly program meant odaguard close to the prime minister I Began to build a media empire brought up newspapers and independent websites. The also shut down newspapers overnight like the left leaning liberty of the people more of what had been independent media suddenly became loyal promoters of government typically to Viktor Orban is looking forward to a third successive term as prime minister after e one another four year term in twenty eighteen. All Band was now how about to officially sanctions his media. Empire Kashmira now a year later. Kashmir's almost five hundred outlets. It's include political newspapers local newspapers. TV stations tabloids and news websites then the government quickly issued a decree declaring that the creation of Kashmir was a matter of his election or interest. This is key. This decree exempted cashmere from any other side from the country's competition authority and it has managed to evade any antitrust laws that could be enforced buys as European Union of which Hungary has been a member. Since two thousand four Kashmir's national dominance is built on a network of local news outlets many are in small cities across the country. So I went to one of those communities. I drove free hours to patch a CD in southwest southwest Hungary in twenty seventeen Attila. Babu's air win. Good launches a regional news website. Free pitch the explains local communities. Today have a hard time finding news about the local areas typically the Kashmir local newspapers have around sixteen pages but only a fraction is written by the local reporters that means fewer stories stories about local officials stories. We've looked going back to the issue of conducting a lot of people stopped breeding those newspapers for political reasons but but also because they weren't interesting anymore or they were badly written. Most local media owned by Kashmira and receives a content from public relations agencies. NC's told me why thinks Kashmir investors are buying small market news outlets and it's not unlike sinclair media the America which is used its chain of local TV stations to spread nationalist right-wing point of view. He yet uh-huh yeah clearly. They look for opportunities in rural areas. Where people only get information through the television or the local newspapers? It's a bigger electoral weapon than we think. Think according to a news regimen dominated by Kashmir's nationalist narrative helps keep Albans Party in power abic before launching their own. Line new site at till an air win wrote for the paper that today is owned by Kitiona but because independent and not pro government they are now running into problems of access. Zan Not invited to press conferences and officials do not answer questions. This is the easiest way to reason for that is to call us fake news so they don't communicate at all so we don't get any information on cashman not only towards information that on gas receive it plays a significant foale inside the ties moments. They see Hungary as less than ten million people about the same number as Indiana yet Indiana as it just over two hundred fifty media outlets compare that to Hungary's nearly five hundred pro government media outlets controlled.

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"hungary" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"The world's first twenty four hour our stereo video music channel you became flashier and more aggressive and began to rely much heavier on disco influences and heavier electronic sentence so for years. Yep Roc was seen as cool. It was consigned to wedding parties and dusty record collections. I'm came in to be seen as hit me of one thousand nine hundred eighty. S Small Seed Fund fool music but what you're seeing seeing. Is that the wind in its way back in the sales of y'all rock now yeah definitely now on spotify there's playlist that have hundreds of thousands of followers and and also if you look at things like Google searches for yacht rock they've steadily climbed since the twenty tens and you see this nice little spike in summer months when people try and seek the guy that distinctive west coast sound not summery breezy be your house and when people are seeking out. Are they looking back to these classics or are we or the new yachtsman. They're definitely looking back for these classics but I think a testament to the influence of this genre of music is the fact got so many modern day artists looked back to it and include traits in their music today and some examples include fragments of time by Daft punk and if you listen to vampire weekend money of their tracks have distinctive yacht qualities to them if you're looking for more latent tribute than I think you need look no no further than undercuts show you the way which actually features Michael McDonald.

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"hungary" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:31 min | 1 year ago

"hungary" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"Any hopes they have of stopping the west destroying the woolworth soon dashed as dozens of young men pulled on a rope and chains. The chunk went up our don with the wall after the fall of communism in one thousand nine hundred nine. Hungary turned to democracy. It's new political system would be held up as an example for other central and eastern European states. That's not the case today. The current democratically elected leader is Viktor Orban's. He's held office once before for four years from nineteen ninety eight. He was re elected in two thousand ten ten and there's little sign. He's going to lose his job anytime soon I sing. Migration is stoppable in many countries especially invest your politicians tried to convince people that it's not possible to stop by not through Mr Orban's anti immigrant rhetoric and the accompanying policies of his party Videsh mean he remains popular in a country that has little ethnic diversity but he's also taken worrying steps to ensure his job security steps that have catalyzed Hungary slide into autocracy Chrissy. What victor done has achieved over the past nine years in Hungary is to hollow out a European democracy so so that it's effectively a one party state. MATT STAINED GLASS IS OUR EUROPE CORRESPONDENT. It feels like any other middle income European. Stay Day like a functional liberal democracy but it's not it's controlled by one man and his political party and his friends all of this is a far cry from the prime minister's routes when as a young long haired liberal urged the Hungarian people to reject communism communism and embrace free elections gone off in one thousand nine hundred nine as the Soviet. Via Block was coming apart. Victor Orban was a talented young law student who was identified as one of the most liberal anti-communist voices in the Hungarian student movement up politically but over the course of time he he has shifted from a liberal centre-right stance to an increasingly nationalistic stance so by today the it wants young liberal reformer is now a hardline nationalist ruler who dominates his country's political Michael System with an iron hand well. What do you mean by that in. In what way is he is a dominant. How is Hungary different under Victorian as of the late two thousands Hungary was seen as the most successful possibly the most entrenched formerly communist country in Eastern Europe in terms of its transition to democracy people saw it as a stable capitalist democratic liberal country member of the European Union and over the course of the last nine years he has changed the constitution altered all of the institutions of the democratic state so that they can be controlled old by his political party by businessmen politicians businessmen and oligarchs were linked to him. He is extended domination over the media sphere. He's hollowed out the court system but how has he managed that how has sort of gotten away with it starting from a stable happy democracy so completely undermined. How do you do that well hungry. It wasn't really a tremendously happy democracy. When Orbin took over people were quite satisfied with the previous Socialist government which was fairly corrupt erupt as well but that has faction led them in two thousand ten to vote for Mister Orban's Fidesz they about fifty three percent of the vote and because of the Hungarian electoral system that fifty three percent of the vote meant that they had two thirds of the seats in parliament and with two thirds of the seats in parliament they could changed the constitution which they quickly did they change the constitutional court they revise the electoral system and gerrymandered district in which people are being elected and make sure they wouldn't leave and what you found was that by two thousand fourteen by the time the next elections they had effectively guaranteed themselves victory victory and the two thousand eighteen election's again. They want exactly two thirds of the seats in parliament at this stage. It looks like there's no power you're in the Hungarian system of governments that can stand up to dash and Viktor Orban and the separation of powers which you need for a liberal democratic state effectively no longer exists in Hungary but insofar as they actually have. Why have the Hungarian people gone along with this is is all of this just simply below the radar clever gerrymandering and keeping quiet about procedural changes that don't look so nefarious victory robot infidels are still very popular. They're very popular because Serb. Nationalist politics of the kind of their practice are very appealing. The Jawbone was the first national leader in Europe to build a fence to block out to to block doc migrants in the migrant crisis two thousand fifteen that was extremely popular and the economy is doing well. Growth has been about three point five percents for the last five years and and unemployment is below four percent but that's also true for much of Central Europe and they've cut the budget deficit but what are the troubling things about what's happened in Hungary is that it appears that people don't really care all that much about constitutional issues and that is an issue that may have echoes well beyond Hungary. What's still surprises me about. This story is how complete Mr Orban's transformation from fist shaking liberal to shoot this kind of like absolute autocrat does that transformation kind of tell you anything about the current state of right wing leadership spreading throughout Europe well so true Viktor Orban's transformation from nine hundred eighty nine to do this in one thousand nine is an incredible encapsulation of what has happened to to the ideas that we had about liberal democracy in nineteen eighty nine and what's really worrisome is that it seems like he appears to have decided that the type of Liberalism uh-huh that he championed at the time of the fall of the Soviet Union was naive and not actually a lasting foundation on which to build a successful political party or successful State Heat Al explicitly says that he wants to govern illiberal liberal democracy he doesn't believe in Berlin he wants to govern a state in which the majority rules and takes no account minority interests and there are a lot of similar politicians to whom you could point around the world not just people like regurgitate in Philippines but people like Donald Trump United States who seem to value the will of the majority rather than individual rights who are eager to find enemies to vilify and to run campaigns based John Phobia and one just hopes that these people are not in fact the future of democracy. Uh thank you very much for joining us. My pleasure.

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