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    Never Shut Up: The Daily Tori Amos Show
    07012022 Fuckaround Friday

    Never Shut Up: The Daily Tori Amos Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 126:55


    Existential Questions from the internet ~ 1. God (7 September 1999 - Toronto, CAN) 2. You Can Bring Your Dog (4 June 2007 - Hamburg, GER) 3. Siren (17 July 2009 - Los Angeles, CA) 4. Concertina (27 August 1999 - Camden, NJ) 5. Ocean to Ocean (7 June 2022 - Portland, OR) 6. Mary's of the Sea (13 August 2009 - New York City, NY) 7. Martha's Foolish Ginger (8 August 2009 - Detroit, MI) 8. Garlands (2 September 2005 - Austin, TX) 9. Marianne (1 December 2001 - Brussels, BEL) 10. Real Men (3 August 2014 - St Paul, MN) 11. Mother Revolution (8 June 2022 - Vancouver, BC) 12. Father's Son (17 March 2022 - Cork, IRE) 13. Putting the Damage On (7 June 2007 - Munich, GER) 14. Spring Haze (11 October 1999 - Denver, CO) 15. Precious Things (28 January 2003 - Milan, ITA) 16. Posse Bonus (28 November 2017 - San Diego, CA) 17. Daisy Dead Petals (31 October 2017 - Ann Arbor, MI) 18. Fearlessness (18 November 2011 - Belfast, IRE)

    RNZ: Checkpoint
    NZ strike $1.8b free trade deal with EU

    RNZ: Checkpoint

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 4:32


    It's the $1.8 billion deal the PM says unlocks access to one of the world's biggest and lucrative markets. But the free trade agreement signed with the EU has left the meat and dairy sectors with a sour taste in their mouths. The deal wipes tariffs for exports including kiwifruit, onions, apples, wine, mānuka honey, seafood and fish - among others. The government says it delivers tangible gains for exporters into a restrictive agricultural market. But the Opposition says the Prime Minister will need to explain to farmers why there were not more gains for meat and dairy. Here's political reporter Katie Scotcher, in Brussels.

    Gary and Shannon
    (06/30) GAS Hour 1 - SCOTUS Says Biden Can End Trump-era ‘Remain In Mexico' Policy & Latest On War In Ukraine

    Gary and Shannon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 30:07


    The Supreme Court says Biden can end the Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' immigration policy. A 20-year-old woman pushing a baby in a stroller in Manhattan's Upper East Side, was shot in the head at close range. Editorial Page Writer for the Wall Street Journal, Adam O'Neal, joins us live from Brussels to talk about the latest on the war in Ukraine.

    RNZ: Morning Report
    Analysis on long awaited free trade agreement

    RNZ: Morning Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 7:30


    New Zealand has secured a long-awaited free trade deal with the European Union. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen made the announcement in Brussels overnight. It's estimated the trade deal will boost Kiwi exporter's revenue by almost $2-billion a year when it's fully implemented. But some New Zealand exporters have already expressed their deep disappointment with the deal. RNZ political editor Jane Patterson spoke to Morning Report.

    RNZ: Morning Report
    NZ secures free trade agreement with EU

    RNZ: Morning Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 4:12


    New Zealand has secured a long-awaited free trade deal with the European Union. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen made the announcement in Brussels on Thursday night. It's estimated the trade deal will boost Kiwi exporter's revenue by almost $2-billion a year when it's fully implemented. But some New Zealand exporters have already expressed their deep disappointment with the deal. RNZ political reporter, Katie Scotcher is in Brussels.

    RNZ: Morning Report
    Trade Minister on long awaited FTA

    RNZ: Morning Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 6:59


    After Four years of negotiations New Zealand's trade delegation to Europe is walking away from Brussels with smiles today, after securing a long-awaited free-trade agreement with the EU. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen made the announcement in Brussels overnight. It's estimated the trade deal will boost Kiwi exporter's revenue by almost $2-billion every year by the time it's fully implemented. Trade Minister, Damien O'Connor, spoke to Corin Dann.

    RNZ: Morning Report
    Dairy sector reaction to EU Free Trade Agreement

    RNZ: Morning Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 7:26


    It's a deal four years in the making. New Zealand has secured a long-awaited free trade deal with the European Union. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen made the announcement in Brussels overnight. I t's estimated the trade deal will boost Kiwi exporter's revenue by almost $2-billion every year by the time it's fully implemented. But some New Zealand exporters have already expressed their disappointment with the deal. The chief executive of the Meat Industry Association Sirma Karapeeva said it failed to give exporters commercially meaningful access to the European market. The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand's chairman Malcolm Bailey spoke to Corin Dann.

    Radio Prague - English
    Czechia in 30 minutes (June 30, 2022)

    Radio Prague - English

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 27:08


    News; Brussels to host Zátopek themed charity run marking start of Czech EU presidency; Prague's underground tunnels being mapped by robot dogs; New project aims to get Czechs with differing views talking – offline

    The Daily
    How Long Will Europe Support Ukraine?

    The Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 27:20


    At the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, European leaders painted the battle in stark moral terms, imposing harsh sanctions against Russia and talking about President Volodymyr Zelensky as a hero.But as the war drags on, different conversations have taken place behind the scenes to consider what Ukraine might need to give up to achieve peace.Guest: Matina Stevis-Gridneff, the Brussels bureau chief for The New York Times.Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, subscribe to our newsletter. Background reading: Countries in the Group of 7 face dueling pressures: Penalizing Russia while easing the economic pain at home.Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France are expected to visit Ukraine on Thursday — but they may face a tense reception.For more information on today's episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.

    RNZ: Checkpoint
    Ardern in Brussels, NZ-EU trade deal talks at critical stage

    RNZ: Checkpoint

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 2:23


    New Zealand will learn overnight if negotiators have managed to secure a trade deal with the European Union. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived in Brussels early this morning, where talks have reached a critical stage. Our political reporter Katie Scotcher is in Brussels. She joins Lisa Owen with the details.  

    Polarised
    Dissecting the modern 'strongman'

    Polarised

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 31:46


    In this lively interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of practitioners on the spot - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. Have the last 15 years seen the most sustained decline in political freedom around the world since the 1930s? Chief Foreign Affairs columnist for the Financial Times, Gideon Rachman, believes so. And he points the finger of blame squarely at the rise of the modern 'strongman'. From Putin to Jinping, Orban to Bolsonaro,  liberal democracy, Rachman argues, is at risk of being eroded by the ego-driven antics of this new crop of leaders. But could Putin's war in Ukraine bring about the end of the era of the strongman?Gideon Rachman is the Chief Foreign Affairs columnist for the Financial Times. In 2016 he won the Orwell Prize for Journalism and was named Commentator of the Year at the European Press Prize awards. Previously he worked for The Economist for fifteen years, and has served as a foreign correspondent in Washington, Bangkok and Brussels. His latest book is, 'The Age of The Strongman: How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy around the World'. A Tempo & Talker production for the RSA. In this time of global change, strong communities and initiatives that bring people together are more invaluable than ever before. The RSA Fellowship is a global network of problem solvers. We invite you to join our community today to stay connected, inspired and motivated in the months ahead. You can learn more about the Fellowship or start an application by clicking here.

    Investable Universe
    Polar Futures (2021) Episode 1 - Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson

    Investable Universe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 53:57


    This is a special series produced by Investable Universe in 2021 as Polar Futures. For perspectives on the strategic challenges and opportunities in the new Arctic economy, our guest for Episode 1 was Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, who served as one of the top Senior Arctic Officials during Iceland's chairmanship of the Arctic Council from 2019-2021. He previously served as Iceland's Permanent Representative to the United Nations where he chaired the Third Committee of the General Assembly during its 72nd session. Mr. Gunnarsson was the Permanent Secretary of State of the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2009 until 2014, dealing with the aftermath of the economic crisis of 2008. He has also served as Iceland's Director of International Trade Negotiations, Director of Personnel, Deputy Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Geneva, Counsellor at the Mission of Iceland to the EU in Brussels, Counsellor in the External Trade Department and Legal Advisor to the Foreign Ministry's Defense Department.

    Mearns FM
    Charles Fletcher - The week in Holyrood

    Mearns FM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 60:00


    International award-winning broadcaster and journalist Charles Fletcher presents The Week in Holyrood from Caledonia Media. The programme covers Scotland's three parliaments in Brussels, Edinburgh and London and brings an insight into the issues that affect us all. Formerly with the BBC World Service, Charles creates and delivers bespoke broadcast training worldwide.

    Herbert Smith Freehills Podcasts
    CRTea EP3: EU and UK merger control: the evolving landscape and shifting sands

    Herbert Smith Freehills Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 24:36


    Focusing on merger control in the EU and UK, Marcel Nuys (Partner, Dusseldorf), Francesca Morra (Partner, Milan), Peter Rowland (Of Counsel, Brussels) and Natalia Rodriguez (Of Counsel, London) explore key developments of interest to businesses engaged in M&A activity. They discuss updates to the European Commission's substantive and procedural guidance in respect of mergers, including the controversial ability to accept referrals from individual Member States of transactions that do not meet jurisdictional thresholds for review, and parallel national developments; the extent to which UK merger control practice has diverged from that of the European Commission post-Brexit; and developments on merger control in the digital sector.

    KCRW Berlin: Common Ground
    Mobility Blues in 2022: How war and politics affect the way we get around

    KCRW Berlin: Common Ground

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 34:28


    In this “Transatlantic Takeaway” episode, hosts Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and Rachel Tausendfreund debate the growing problems with plane, train, car and bike travel in Germany and beyond and government attempts to fix them. Their guests: Dirk von Schneidemesser of Changing Cities, an initiative specializing in democratic sustainability transformation.Katja Diehl,  host of the podcast: “She Drives Mobility” and author of “Autokorrektur – Mobilität für eine lebenswerte Welt.”  (Autocorrect: Mobility for a World Worth Living In).Peter Chase, GMF Senior Fellow in Brussels. This show was produced by Dina Elsayed. 

    RNZ: Morning Report
    PM in Europe to push free trade deal with the EU

    RNZ: Morning Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 4:29


    The Prime Minister is en route to Europe, where she will push to get a long-awaited free trade deal with the European Union over the line. But Jacinda Ardern has left the door open to leaving Brussels without reaching an agreement if the EU fails to put forward an offer that's of real benefit to farmers here. Ms Ardern will also attend the NATO leaders' summit in Madrid, during her whirlwind trip - the first New Zealand leader to do so.  RNZ political reporter Katie Scotcher is travelling with the Prime Minister.

    Stripped by SIA
    #126 - A Historic Win: Decriminalization of SW in Belgium w/ Quentin Detour of Espace P

    Stripped by SIA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 93:32


    I've got to say, I was a little nervous yet super excited to record this week's episode. I had a riveting conversation with Brussels-based, Espace P, a non-profit organization which helps and protects sex workers in Belgium. I got the opportunity to speak with their public relations representative, Quentin Deltour, to learn more about the organization, the history and who Espace P helps, and how much of a resource they are for sex workers based in Belgium. Although it is a small country, Belgium became the first European country to decriminalize sex work back in March of this year. We speak about the struggles that sex workers have experienced in Belgium, what this decision may mean and what will happen moving forward for sex workers and clients. English is not Quentin's first language so please practice patience with him as he navigates throughout our conversation. Watch the video exclusive on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/strippedbysia http://espacep.be/ Don't forget to LIKE, RATE, SHARE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE! twitter.com/strippedbysia instagram.com/strippedbysia Patreon.com/strippedbysia www.stephsia.com

    The John Batchelor Show
    #Ukraine: Brussels POV: US must rally. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

    The John Batchelor Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 12:57


    Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow #Ukraine:  Brussels POV:  US must rally. Professor H.J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/06/25/nato-must-strengthen-presence-eastern-europe-response-russias2/

    The Greek Current
    EU leaders focus on Ukraine, the Western Balkans, and more during summit

    The Greek Current

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 10:43


    This week the EU's 27 leaders took a historic step during a two day summit in Brussels to grant EU candidate status to Ukraine. While the move marks a significant step for EU enlargement efforts, Western Balkan leaders, who traveled to Brussels for high level meetings with their EU counterparts, were left frustrated at the lack of movement on their bids to join the bloc. Ukraine and the Western Balkans weren't the only issues on the table, as EU leaders tackled questions related to Turkish aggression against Greece and Cyprus and the economic fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Yannis Palaiologos, Kathimerini's Brussels correspondent, joins Thanos Davelis with the latest analysis.Read the latest coverage from Yannis Palaiologos here: Strict message from Brussels to AnkaraVon der Leyen: Turkey ‘further away' from EUGreece confident about NATO summit You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:EU awards Ukraine and Moldova candidate statusBulgarian lawmakers vote to unblock N Macedonia's EU bidBulgaria Opens Door to Unblocking Balkan EU Accession TalksCyprus signs deal for Airbus attack helicoptersElections first, investment grade to followGovernment seeks to shut down election speculation 

    Talking Europe
    'EU candidate status is a kind of anti-depressant pill': Albanian PM Edi Rama

    Talking Europe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 12:18


    This week on Talking Europe we take a look at some of the other countries, aside from Ukraine, that are knocking on the EU's door to join the bloc. EU leaders held a summit on Thursday with the Western Balkan states to discuss their accession process. For Albania, that started back in 2008 and still hasn't advanced to the negotiations stage. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke to FRANCE 24's Luke Brown on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans leaders' meeting in Brussels.

    Ukraine: The Latest
    Furious fighting in the east, the story from Lithuania's border & Anna from Kyiv tells us her war story

    Ukraine: The Latest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 58:02


    Day 121.Today, we discuss the latest news from the front as Ukrainian troops pull back from Severodonetsk, after weeks of pounding by Russian artillery. Plus, we hear from our Brussels correspondent Joe Barnes who's returned back from the Kaliningrad-Lithuania border. He talks about his reporting there and gives an insight into the EU's thinking on Ukraine's candidacy status.And finally, we speak to Anna Virstan. Anna's from Kyiv where she lives with her husband and her dog. She spent the opening days of the war watching missiles fly over her apartment while battling COVID-19 - she tells us her story. Contributors: David Knowles (Host)Dom Nicholls (Defence and Security Editor)Venetia Rainey (Assistant Foreign Editor)Joe Barnes (Brussels Correspodent)With thanks to Anna VirstanSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Marketplace All-in-One
    Europe “must try harder” on natural gas, says German chancellor

    Marketplace All-in-One

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 6:26


    From the BBC World Service: EU leaders gather for a summit in Brussels, as concerns grow over the bloc’s reserves of natural gas. Toyota is recalling 2,700 of its new all-electric cars because there’s a risk the wheels might fall off. And one hospital in South Africa is a hotbed of innovation, where surgical robots and AI diagnosis helps improve outcomes and lower costs. Your donation powers the journalism you rely on. Give today to support Marketplace Morning Report.

    Marketplace Morning Report
    Europe “must try harder” on natural gas, says German chancellor

    Marketplace Morning Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 6:26


    From the BBC World Service: EU leaders gather for a summit in Brussels, as concerns grow over the bloc’s reserves of natural gas. Toyota is recalling 2,700 of its new all-electric cars because there’s a risk the wheels might fall off. And one hospital in South Africa is a hotbed of innovation, where surgical robots and AI diagnosis helps improve outcomes and lower costs. Your donation powers the journalism you rely on. Give today to support Marketplace Morning Report.

    World Review
    BONUS EPISODE: Will the world end its addiction to growth? With the Club of Rome

    World Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 31:32


    In 1972 the Club of Rome published the Limits to Growth report: a pioneering document on the extent to which the Earth's natural resources can support rates of industrialisation and population growth. Now, 50 years on, we consider the impact of that report and what is happening to create a new social and economic paradigm that will help the global population live in tune with the environment. The New Statesman's environment editor, Philippa Nuttall, is joined in Brussels by Kate Raworth, the economist who created the concept of "Doughnut Economics"; Tim Jackson, a British economist from the University of Surrey; and Sandrine Dixson-Declève, co-president of the Club of Rome. This special edition of World Review is produced with support from the Club of Rome and the BMW Foundation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    SBS Ukrainian - SBS УКРАЇНСЬКОЮ МОВОЮ
    Ukraine Today - 24/06/2022 - Україна сьогодні - 24/06/2022

    SBS Ukrainian - SBS УКРАЇНСЬКОЮ МОВОЮ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 18:50


    24/06/2022.  The latest news from Ukraine and about Ukraine.  The historic decision by all 27 European Union (EU) member countries at their summit in Brussels to grant Ukraine European Union candidate status. The war - Ukraine is under attack. More: SBS Ukrainian - 24/06/2022. Добірка новин із героїчної України. Історичне рішення всіх 27 країн-членів Європейського Союзу (ЄС) під час саміту в Брюсселі надати Україні статус кандидата на членство в Європейському Союзі. Звернення Президента України. На жаль, війна не стихає... Складна ситуація на Донбасі, розповідають експерти і представники збройних сил. Чи вступить у війну Білорусь? Про це і більше на веб-сторінці SBS Ukrainian...

    Across Africa
    Belgium returns tooth taken in 1961 from slain Congolese icon

    Across Africa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 12:24


    Relatives of murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba attend a sombre ceremony in Brussels as Belgium returns his tooth. It's all that remains of him after his assassination in 1961. Also, Kenya has no reproductive health legislation but the public is going to have its say on a regional bill that could make a big difference to national sexual health services. And the refugee status of hundreds of thousands of Ivorians who fled post-electoral violence in the country in 2011 is coming to an end.  

    Defense & Aerospace Report
    Cyber Report [Jun 23, 22] Public-Private Partnerships & EU-US Cooperation and Disinformation

    Defense & Aerospace Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 31:46


    On this week's Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Andrea Schaumann, the director of federal programs and partnerships at Fortress, discusses public-private cyber security partnership language in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act, what successful government-industry cooperation looks like, challenges, and improving defenses in the face of sustained cyber operations by Russia and other nations; and Emma Schroeder, the assistant director of the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative, on improving EU-US cyber cooperation, Microsoft's new report that 30 percent of Moscow's recent cyber operations targeting America and Europe have been successful, and efforts by Brussels and Washington to curb online dis- and misinformation with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    World Business Report
    Aid to Afghanistan

    World Business Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 26:25


    Organisations are facing financial challenges getting aid to Afghanistan after Wednesday's devastating earthquake. Vivienne Nunis is joined by Dr Erica Moret, a senior researcher at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and the author of a recent report on financial access for NGOs in Afghanistan. European Union leaders are today set to formally designate Ukraine a candidate for future membership. Ukraine applied to join the bloc after Russia invaded in February, and leaders are meeting in Brussels. Marc Pierini, a former career EU diplomat for nearly 40 years, explains the process of joining the EU. Online dating is big business, but some businesses are going one step further when it comes to love in the metaverse. Hannah Mullane has been investigating if putting on a virtual reality headset can help with dating. Nike's Air Force 1 went on sale today. It's a collaboration with Off White, the luxury brand formerly owned by the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh. They sold for $185 but the resale value for such sneakers can be up to 400% higher. Radio and podcast host, Kish Kash explains how he got involved in the sneaker collecting phenomenon. (Picture: Villagers along with rescue workers examine the extent of damage at a village following an earthquake in Bernal district, Paktika province, on June 23, 2022. - Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain on June 23 to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless. Picture Credit: AHMAD SAHEL ARMAN/AFP via Getty Images).

    Global News Podcast
    Afghan earthquake: Poor weather and infrastructure hamper rescue efforts

    Global News Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 28:37


    Unknown numbers were buried in the rubble of ruined, often mud-built homes. Also: EU leaders to back Ukraine as candidate at Brussels summit, and Myanmar authorities move Aung San Suu Kyi to solitary confinement.

    RTÉ - News at One Podcast
    EU leaders formally grant Ukraine candidate status

    RTÉ - News at One Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 3:39


    Tony Connelly, our Europe Editor, on how EU leaders have granted Ukraine candidate status for membership of the bloc, at a two day conference in Brussels

    RTÉ - Morning Ireland
    Taoiseach in Brussels for Euro Summit

    RTÉ - Morning Ireland

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 2:48


    Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, reports that European Union leaders will formally grant Ukraine candidate status to become a member of the bloc when they meet for a two-day summit in Brussels.

    News Headlines in Morse Code at 25 WPM

    Morse code transcription: vvv vvv Fears for US womans life as abortion denied in Malta Andrew Gillum, Former Florida Gubernatorial Candidate, Is Indicted on Fraud Charges Lawmakers on Jan. 6 committee ramp up their security as threats increase Uvalde school district places police Chief Pete Arredondo on administrative leave, superintendent announces President Biden urges petrol tax holiday as fuel prices bite Bipartisan Gun Bill Clears Initial Vote in Senate South Dakota AG convicted in impeachment trial over fatal crash response, removed from office Kate Bush says the world has gone mad after going back to number one Half Russian separatist force dead or wounded UK EU leaders to back Ukraine as candidate at Brussels summit Maine insurance agency faces online backlash after racist Juneteenth sign Second pandemic Biden alarms Twitter with his cryptic comments Here we go again Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall reportedly to divorce Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russias European exclave Kaliningrad Capitol riot hearing Vote workers detail death threats The tiny mites that have sex on our faces have a problem Afghanistan quake Taliban appeal for international aid Biden calls for 3 month suspension of gas and diesel taxes Live updates Afghanistan earthquake is deadliest in decades Ukraine Russia war Sanctions have brought my factory to a standstill

    News Headlines in Morse Code at 20 WPM

    Morse code transcription: vvv vvv Half Russian separatist force dead or wounded UK Maine insurance agency faces online backlash after racist Juneteenth sign Biden calls for 3 month suspension of gas and diesel taxes Ukraine Russia war Sanctions have brought my factory to a standstill Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall reportedly to divorce Capitol riot hearing Vote workers detail death threats Andrew Gillum, Former Florida Gubernatorial Candidate, Is Indicted on Fraud Charges Uvalde school district places police Chief Pete Arredondo on administrative leave, superintendent announces Live updates Afghanistan earthquake is deadliest in decades President Biden urges petrol tax holiday as fuel prices bite South Dakota AG convicted in impeachment trial over fatal crash response, removed from office Bipartisan Gun Bill Clears Initial Vote in Senate The tiny mites that have sex on our faces have a problem Second pandemic Biden alarms Twitter with his cryptic comments Here we go again EU leaders to back Ukraine as candidate at Brussels summit Lawmakers on Jan. 6 committee ramp up their security as threats increase Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russias European exclave Kaliningrad Afghanistan quake Taliban appeal for international aid Fears for US womans life as abortion denied in Malta Kate Bush says the world has gone mad after going back to number one

    News Headlines in Morse Code at 15 WPM

    Morse code transcription: vvv vvv Half Russian separatist force dead or wounded UK The tiny mites that have sex on our faces have a problem Uvalde school district places police Chief Pete Arredondo on administrative leave, superintendent announces President Biden urges petrol tax holiday as fuel prices bite Bipartisan Gun Bill Clears Initial Vote in Senate Maine insurance agency faces online backlash after racist Juneteenth sign Second pandemic Biden alarms Twitter with his cryptic comments Here we go again EU leaders to back Ukraine as candidate at Brussels summit Capitol riot hearing Vote workers detail death threats Andrew Gillum, Former Florida Gubernatorial Candidate, Is Indicted on Fraud Charges Lawmakers on Jan. 6 committee ramp up their security as threats increase Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall reportedly to divorce Kate Bush says the world has gone mad after going back to number one Ukraine Russia war Sanctions have brought my factory to a standstill Afghanistan quake Taliban appeal for international aid Fears for US womans life as abortion denied in Malta Moscow threatens NATO member Lithuania over transit ban on goods to Russias European exclave Kaliningrad Biden calls for 3 month suspension of gas and diesel taxes South Dakota AG convicted in impeachment trial over fatal crash response, removed from office Live updates Afghanistan earthquake is deadliest in decades

    State of Ukraine
    Ukraine could become a candidate to join the EU. Here's what it takes to get in

    State of Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 3:38


    European Union leaders will meet Thursday in Brussels where they are expected to approve Ukraine as a candidate to join the EU — a process that is neither quick nor easy.

    RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast
    Ukraine poised for E.U. status

    RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 7:38


    It's widely expected that Ukraine is about to be embraced by the European Union. In a major summit in Brussels, the 27 member nations will decide on whether to give the war-torn country 'candidate status' - the seal of approval to start the long process of joining the bloc.

    Open Minds … from Creative Commons
    *Special Episode* CC Roundtable on EU DATA ACT

    Open Minds … from Creative Commons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 61:29


    In this episode, we switch things up from our typical interview style and play back the recording of Creative Commons' hybrid roundtable on the EU Data Act, which took place in Brussels on 14th June 2022. CC CEO Catherine Stihler kicks things off with welcome remarks, and then Brigitte Vézina, CC's Director of Open Culture and Policy, moderates a conversation between our distinguished panel of experts on how this new piece of legislation could reshape the rules governing value creation around data and unlock the potential for better sharing of knowledge and culture in the digital space across the EU and globally. Our speakers in this episode include: Catherine Stihler | CEO, Creative Commons (Welcome & Closing Remarks) Brigitte Vézina | Director of Policy, Open Culture and GLAM, Creative Commons (Moderator) Christel Schaldemose | Member, European Parliament (Panelist) Anna Ludin | Policy Officer DG CNECT G.1, Data Policy and Innovation, European Commission (Panelist) Amandine Le Pape | COO/co-founder, Element, Guardian/co-founder, Matrix.org Foundation (Panelist) Paul Keller | President/founding member, COMMUNIA (Panelist) Follow Creative Commons on Twitter: https://twitter.com/creativecommons Donate to support the work of Creative Commons: https://www.classy.org/give/313412/#!/donation/checkout Theme music: "Day Bird" by Broke for Free (brokeforfree.com). Available for use under the CC BY 3.0 license, at the Free Music Archive. Open Minds … from Creative Commons is licensed to the public under CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    HARDtalk
    João Vale de Almeida: Have UK-EU relations become toxic?

    HARDtalk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 22:58


    Stephen Sackur speaks to João Vale de Almeida, the EU's Ambassador to the UK, who is at the sharp end of the bitter fight between Boris Johnson's government and Brussels over Northern Ireland. If Britain backs out of the Brexit deal and the EU retaliates, how toxic could things get?

    The Greek Current
    The debate about European enlargement and the Western Balkans

    The Greek Current

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 13:00


    This week Western Balkan leaders will travel to Brussels for a high-level meeting with EU leaders where they will discuss progress on their integration with the EU and the challenges posed by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The meeting comes as the debate over EU enlargement picks up again, which has seen calls from key European leaders for the EU to live up to its promises to the Western Balkans and take meaningful steps to integrate the region into the European family. Florian Bieber joins Thanos Davelis to look at how the war in Ukraine is impacting the debate over EU enlargement, putting the Western Balkans' hopes of integration into the EU back in the spotlight.Florian Bieber is a Professor of Southeast European History and Politics and Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, Austria. He is also a coordinator at The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:It's time to get European enlargement back on trackWhat Has Stopped EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans?EU Rapporteur Adds To Pressure For Brussels To Give Balkans 'Something' Amid Ukraine Push‘Extended' heat wave to be ‘a challenge,' says expertGreek power system to be put to the testTurkey says summit is not deadline for talks on Finland and Sweden's NATO bids 

    The Greek Current
    Efforts to de-escalate tensions between Greece and Turkey

    The Greek Current

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 10:55


    Last week Greece's Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar held a brief one-on-one meeting in Brussels. The meeting came amid escalating aggressive rhetoric from Ankara that has taken tensions between Greece and Turkey to dangerous levels. Vassilis Nedos, Kathimerini's diplomatic and defense editor, joins Thanos Davelis with the latest analysis on last week's meeting between the two defense ministers. We also look at the role played by Greece's allies - primarily the US - in setting up this diplomatic opening to ensure tensions don't boil over, and break down what to expect next. Read Vassilis Nedos' latest analysis in Kathimerini: Efforts afoot to de-escalate tensionsYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:US-Greek relationship makes EU ‘more secure'Israeli foreign minister to visit Turkey amid security jittersLapid to visit Turkey amid cooperation against Iranian terror threat

    Language Hacking
    #104 Corentin on How to Reinvent Yourself as a Language Learner

    Language Hacking

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 36:09


    Fluent in 3 Months Challenge participant and Dutch learner, Corentin, chats with Benny and Shannon about “redefining” yourself as a language learner and finding success in your new identity.We guarantee that anyone who completes the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge will have a 15-minute conversation in their new language after 90 days of learning. You can find out more here.Featured ResourcesFluent in 3 Months ChallengePatreon Extended EpisodeEnjoy the podcast? Subscribe to our Patreon to get access to bonus content and monthly exclusives.Mentioned in this Episode Fluent in 3 Months Challenge Paul Nation Microsoft To Do Episode OverviewSome of the topics brought up during the interview are: Living in Brussels and needing to learn Dutch How to help your production in a language catch up to your comprehension When to focus on one language learning skill and when to focus on the four core skills “Redefining” yourself as a language learner Why the Challenge helped Corentin more than traditional language classes Taking control of your own language learning for success Using a to-do app to coordinate with a team while language learning Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

    Nuus
    Europese Kommissie steun Oekraïne se aansoek vir EU-lidmaatskap

    Nuus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 0:32


    Die Europese Kommissie steun Oekraïne se aansoek vir lidmaatskap van die Europese Unie. Maar leiers van die EU-lande sal die finale seggenskap hê by 'n spitsberaad in Brussels op 23 Junie. Die Oekraïnse President Volodymyr Zelensky, het die aankondiging verwelkom. Die Russiese inval in Oekraïne is gedeeltelik gemotiveer deur die Weste se oenskynlike inbreuk op wat hy sê sy invloedsfeer is. Die president van die Europese Kommissie, Ursula von der Leyen, het die media toegespreek ...

    History Ago Go
    Geography Is Destiny: Britain and the World: A 10,000-Year History (Ian Morris)

    History Ago Go

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 66:05


    When Britain voted to leave the European Union in 2016, the 48 percent who wanted to stay and the 52 percent who wanted to go each accused the other of stupidity, fraud, and treason. In reality, the Brexit debate merely reran a script written ten thousand years earlier, when the rising seas physically separated the British Isles from the European continent. Ever since, geography has been destiny―yet it is humans who get to decide what that destiny means.Ian Morris, the critically acclaimed author of Why the West Rules―for Now, describes how technology and organization have steadily enlarged Britain's arena, and how its people have tried to turn this to their advantage. For the first seventy-five hundred years, the British were never more than bit players at the western edge of a European stage, struggling to find a role among bigger, richer, and more sophisticated continental rivals. By 1500 CE, however, new kinds of ships and governments had turned the European stage into an Atlantic one; with the English Channel now functioning as a barrier, England transformed the British Isles into a United Kingdom that created a worldwide empire. Since 1900, thanks to rapid globalization, Britain has been overshadowed by American, European, and―increasingly―Chinese actors.In trying to find its place in a global economy, Britain has been looking in all the wrong places. The ten-thousand-year story bracingly chronicled by Geography Is Destiny shows that the great question for the current century is not what to do about Brussels; it's what to do about Beijing.HOST:  Rob MellonFEATURED BREW:  Laughing Monk Holy Ghost Pilsner, Rose and Crown Pub, Palo Alto, CaliforniaBOOK:  Geography Is Destiny: Britain and the World: A 10,000-Year Historyhttps://www.amazon.com/Geography-Destiny-Britains-000-Year-History/dp/0374157278/ref=sr_1_1?crid=R24C7TCGUGOM&keywords=ian+morris+geography+is+destiny&qid=1655264272&sprefix=ian+morris+geo%2Caps%2C433&sr=8-1MUSIC:  BoneS Forkhttps://bonesfork.com/

    Heritage Radio Network On Tour
    2022 Slow Seed Summit: Challenges Related to Genetic Engineering of Seeds

    Heritage Radio Network On Tour

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 39:25


    HRN was proud to work with Slow Food USA as a media partner for the Slow Food Summit, which took place on May 13 - May 15, 2022.  For three days, hundreds of people from around the world gathered virtually to discuss the regeneration of our world's foodways to advance good, clean and fair food for all. Each day focused on a new lens through which attendees listened, shared and planned the future of our climate, health and food justice. In this talk, we hear from Astrid Österreicher about genetic engineering, ethical technologies surrounding genetic modification and why focus on this technology is different from region to region.  Astrid Österreicher works for Test Biotech – Institute for Independent Impact Assessment of biotechnology as a policy advisor on EU legislative processes. She has a background in international development with a focus on agriculture and food policies. She has both practical experience of working on mostly organic farms as well as several years of working in the political environment of the EU's capital Brussels.HRN On Tour is powered by Simplecast.

    CrossPolitic Studios
    Daily News Brief for Friday, June 17th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

    CrossPolitic Studios

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 15:41


    https://youtu.be/MYA-KAs9uZ0 -Play 0:00-0:27 Will there be war between China & Taiwan? That was Taiwan’s minister of foreign affairs, Joseph Wu responding, you’ll hear more from him in a moment. Happy Friday ladies and gentleman, this is Garrison Hardie, pinch hitting for Pastor Toby, for this Friday, June 17th, 2022. Today, we’ll be talking about the potential of war between Taiwan, and China, the U.S. is still supplying Ukraine with weapons, and urging its allies to not lose steam with regards to supporting Ukraine militarily, a big win for Republicans in a historically blue south Texas, and a university changes it’s mascot, because it wasn’t inclusive enough… Before we get to our news for the day, a word, from New St. Andrews! New Saint Andrews: Today’s culture shifts like sand. But New Saint Andrews College is established on Christ, the immovable rock. It is a premier institution that forges evangelical leaders who don’t fear or hate the world. Guided by God’s Word, they take the world back because they’re equipped with the genius of classical liberal arts and God-honoring wisdom, thanks to a faculty dedicated to academic rigor and to God’s kingdom.Find out more, at nsa.edu/ https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/world/asia/china-taiwan-ukraine-military.html So, back to Taiwan and China… ever since Russia began an assault against Ukraine, many have speculated that China may do the same to its neighbor Taiwan. Taiwan’s minister of foreign affairs, Joseph Wu, sees a lot of similarities between what’s happening in Ukraine, with Taiwan’s situation with China: https://youtu.be/MYA-KAs9uZ0 -Play 0:27-0:136 Did you catch that? He said, “China has said Taiwan is just another part of China.” That sounds pretty familiar to what Putin had said leading up to his invasion of Ukraine, where he was quoted as saying, “Ukraine is not just a neighboring country, it’s an integral part of our history, culture… modern Ukraine was created entirely by Russia. By Bolshevik Communist Russia to be exact.” Interesting. So what’s going on in Taiwan in preparation for a potential war? According to the New York Times, Taiwan’s defenses are, by many accounts, ill-equipped and understaffed. Its president, has vowed to defend the island, but she has struggled to impose a new strategic vision on the uniformed leadership. Taiwan spends billions on fighter jets and submarines, yet its conscripts barely get enough ammunition for training. The mandatory military service is seen by many as too short, and the reservist program, insufficiently rigorous. The military is building a professional force, but has struggled to recruit and retain highly skilled soldiers. On top of that… Taiwanese citizens are not allowed to be training with weapons of war… there are videos of them training with airsoft guns! Go look it up on Youtube right now. Not exactly the kind of preparation for all out war you want right? Thank God for the second amendment. I always hate the argument made by gun control supporters that say, “oh what do you think the average gun owner would have a chance against the federal troops?” Answer, yes, they would. We have 300 + million people in this country, about 42% of American households have guns in the home, and there are more guns than people here in the U.S… yes, they’d be a problem to those federal troops. Oh by the way, visit our friends at Armored Republic if you want to get armor that could stop bullets from the imperial troops… anyways. Underlying Taiwan’s defense dilemma is a question left unanswerable by design: Will the United States send military forces to Taiwan’s aid? In May, President Biden suggested he would, but the United States offers no explicit security guarantees, a strategy it hopes will avoid either provoking Beijing or emboldening Taiwan to declare formal independence. Mr. Xi has said he seeks a peaceful unification with Taiwan, and he may be deterred by the huge economic and diplomatic blowback China would suffer for an invasion. But China has also been pointed in its warnings. Its defense minister, Gen. Wei Fenghe, said over the weekend that Beijing would “fight to the very end” for Taiwan. It is sending fighter jets toward the island almost daily — including 30 aircraft in one day last month alone. The concern is that such maneuvers could, intentionally or otherwise, be a prelude to conflict. Now I mentioned Ukraine earlier, let’s see what’s going on over there. https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-zelenskyy-sweden-finland-jens-stoltenberg-1feb3640d59b05aceca62766d7d4f74d According to the Associated Press, US sending $1 billion more military aid to outgunned Ukraine Oh well good, at least this won’t add to our inflation. The U.S. announced it will send an additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine, as America and its allies provide longer-range weapons they say can make a difference in a fight where Ukrainian forces are outnumbered and outgunned by their Russian invaders. President Joe Biden and his top national security leaders said Wednesday the U.S. is moving as fast as possible to get critical weapons to the fight, even as Ukrainian officials protest that they need more, faster, in order to survive. The latest package, the U.S. said, includes anti-ship missile launchers, howitzers and more rounds for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) that U.S. forces are training Ukrainian troops on now. All are key weapons systems that Ukrainian leaders have urgently requested as they battle to stall Russia’s slow but steady march to conquer the eastern Donbas region. The aid is the largest single tranche of weapons and equipment since the war began. Biden, who spoke by phone with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for about 40 minutes Wednesday, also said the U.S. will send $225 million more in humanitarian assistance to provide safe drinking water, medical supplies, food, health care, shelter and money for families to buy essential items. The U.S. remains committed, Biden said in a statement, “to supporting the Ukrainian people whose lives have been ripped apart by this war.” The aid comes as Austin convened a meeting in Brussels of more than 45 nations to discuss support for Ukraine. At the start of the meeting, he warned that the West must step up weapons deliveries to Ukraine and prove its commitment to helping the country’s military fight along a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) front line in a grinding war of attrition with Russia. He told the participating nations, “We can’t afford to let up and we can’t lose steam. The stakes are too high.” Overall, since the war began in late February, the U.S. has committed about $5.6 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, including this latest package. Officials said that about one-third of the latest $1 billion will be from presidential drawdown authority, which means the Pentagon will take weapons and equipment from it’s own stock and ship them to Ukraine. The remaining two-thirds would be equipment and weapons purchased from industry by the U.S. and then transferred to Ukraine. Lies, Propaganda, Story Telling, and the Serrated Edge: This year our national conference is in Knoxville, TN October 6th-8th. The theme of this year’s conference is Lies, Propaganda, Storytelling and the Serrated Edge. Satan is the father of lies, and the mother of those lies is a government who has rejected God. We have especially been lied to these last two years, and the COVIDpanic has been one of the central mechanisms that our government has used to lie to us and to grab more power. Because Christians have not been reading their bibles, we are susceptible to lies and weak in our ability to fight these lies. God has given us His word to fight Satan and his lies, and we need to recover all of God’s word, its serrated edge and all. Mark your calendars for October 6th-8th, as we fight, laugh and feast with fellowship, beer and Psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers, hanging with our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and more. Early bird tickets are available now, but will be gone before you know it! Sign up now at flfnetwork.com/knoxville2022 https://www.dailywire.com/news/republican-mayra-flores-wins-u-s-house-seat-in-south-texas-first-gop-win-there-in-150-years Republican Mayra Flores Wins U.S. House Seat In South Texas, First GOP Win There In 150+ Years According to The Daily Wire, Republican Mayra Flores has flipped a U.S. House seat in deep blue south Texas in what is a likely indicator of the coming red tsunami that could hit the Democrat Party this fall during the midterm elections. Flores beat Democrat Dan Sanchez in the special election for Texas’ 34th Congressional District. The seat was previously held by Rep. Filemon Vela (D) who stepped down earlier this year to become a lobbyist as all signs pointed to a brutal upcoming midterm election season for Democrats. Flores is now “the first GOP candidate to represent that area of the Rio Grande Valley since 1870,” the Houston Chronicle reported, adding that she is now “the first congresswoman born in Mexico.” To put this win into perspective for you guys, Hillary Clinton won Mayra’s county, Cameron County, by 33 points back in 2016. Biden won it by 13. The region has been devastated by Democrat President Joe Biden’s border crisis, something that has turned off many Hispanic voters that typically have voted for Democrats in the past. “Republicans have been eager to flip the seat as part of their new offensive in South Texas after Biden’s underperformance throughout the predominantly Hispanic region in the 2020 election. Flores and her allies spent over $1 million on TV ads in the special election,” the Texas Tribune reported. “The dynamic put Democrats into an unusual underdog position in a region of the state they have long dominated. Vastly outspent by Flores, Sanchez repeatedly compared the special election to a David vs. Goliath fight, with himself playing David.” MSNBC columnist Eric Michael Garcia panicked over the results of the election, saying that Democrats needed to be sounding the alarm immediately. Now for the topic that I love… sports! https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2022/06/15/george-washington-u-dumps-colonial-mascot-for-not-being-inclusive/ George Washington U. Dumps Colonial Mascot for Not Being ‘Inclusive’ George Washington University (GW) officials have decided to remove the school’s “Colonial” mascot following years of woke activists demanding the university ban it for not being “inclusive.” Students then suggested the university change its mascot to a “hippo” or a “riverhorse” instead. “After a thoughtful and deliberate process that engaged the university community for feedback, the George Washington University’s Board of Trustees has accepted the recommendation of a Special Committee to discontinue the use of the Colonials moniker,” GW announced in a statement. “The decision to change the Colonials moniker was not taken lightly,” the university added, before stressing that “a new moniker will help unify the university community and serve as a source of pride.” In a purported email shared to Twitter by Young Americas Foundation, the university went on stress that it is important for the new GW mascot to reflect “the values, strengths and diversity of our worldwide population.” The university added that choosing a new moniker “will require a deliberate and thoughtful process” that “will engage the entire GW community of alumni, students, friends, faculty and staff to ensure that everyone has the chance to be heard.” GW announcing that it has decided to scrap the Colonials comes after years of woke activists demanding the school change its mascot. The initial call to ban the university’s mascot began in 2018. In urging GW to end the Colonials, students argued the nickname may “discourage” the campus community due to it not being “inclusive.” Students then suggested the university change its mascot to a “hippo” or a “riverhorse” instead. Hippo? That is so not inclusive of fat people! I am sickened by these suggestions! The university said it will continue to use the Colonials mascot until a new nickname is chosen. The school’s new moniker is expected to be introduced by the 2023-2024 academic year. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, share it, and if you really like us, you should sign up for a club membership at flfnetwork.com/membership/. And as always, if you want to become a corporate sponsor of CrossPolitic, let’s talk. Email me at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

    Daily News Brief
    Daily News Brief for Friday, June 17th, 2022

    Daily News Brief

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 15:41


    https://youtu.be/MYA-KAs9uZ0 -Play 0:00-0:27 Will there be war between China & Taiwan? That was Taiwan’s minister of foreign affairs, Joseph Wu responding, you’ll hear more from him in a moment. Happy Friday ladies and gentleman, this is Garrison Hardie, pinch hitting for Pastor Toby, for this Friday, June 17th, 2022. Today, we’ll be talking about the potential of war between Taiwan, and China, the U.S. is still supplying Ukraine with weapons, and urging its allies to not lose steam with regards to supporting Ukraine militarily, a big win for Republicans in a historically blue south Texas, and a university changes it’s mascot, because it wasn’t inclusive enough… Before we get to our news for the day, a word, from New St. Andrews! New Saint Andrews: Today’s culture shifts like sand. But New Saint Andrews College is established on Christ, the immovable rock. It is a premier institution that forges evangelical leaders who don’t fear or hate the world. Guided by God’s Word, they take the world back because they’re equipped with the genius of classical liberal arts and God-honoring wisdom, thanks to a faculty dedicated to academic rigor and to God’s kingdom.Find out more, at nsa.edu/ https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/world/asia/china-taiwan-ukraine-military.html So, back to Taiwan and China… ever since Russia began an assault against Ukraine, many have speculated that China may do the same to its neighbor Taiwan. Taiwan’s minister of foreign affairs, Joseph Wu, sees a lot of similarities between what’s happening in Ukraine, with Taiwan’s situation with China: https://youtu.be/MYA-KAs9uZ0 -Play 0:27-0:136 Did you catch that? He said, “China has said Taiwan is just another part of China.” That sounds pretty familiar to what Putin had said leading up to his invasion of Ukraine, where he was quoted as saying, “Ukraine is not just a neighboring country, it’s an integral part of our history, culture… modern Ukraine was created entirely by Russia. By Bolshevik Communist Russia to be exact.” Interesting. So what’s going on in Taiwan in preparation for a potential war? According to the New York Times, Taiwan’s defenses are, by many accounts, ill-equipped and understaffed. Its president, has vowed to defend the island, but she has struggled to impose a new strategic vision on the uniformed leadership. Taiwan spends billions on fighter jets and submarines, yet its conscripts barely get enough ammunition for training. The mandatory military service is seen by many as too short, and the reservist program, insufficiently rigorous. The military is building a professional force, but has struggled to recruit and retain highly skilled soldiers. On top of that… Taiwanese citizens are not allowed to be training with weapons of war… there are videos of them training with airsoft guns! Go look it up on Youtube right now. Not exactly the kind of preparation for all out war you want right? Thank God for the second amendment. I always hate the argument made by gun control supporters that say, “oh what do you think the average gun owner would have a chance against the federal troops?” Answer, yes, they would. We have 300 + million people in this country, about 42% of American households have guns in the home, and there are more guns than people here in the U.S… yes, they’d be a problem to those federal troops. Oh by the way, visit our friends at Armored Republic if you want to get armor that could stop bullets from the imperial troops… anyways. Underlying Taiwan’s defense dilemma is a question left unanswerable by design: Will the United States send military forces to Taiwan’s aid? In May, President Biden suggested he would, but the United States offers no explicit security guarantees, a strategy it hopes will avoid either provoking Beijing or emboldening Taiwan to declare formal independence. Mr. Xi has said he seeks a peaceful unification with Taiwan, and he may be deterred by the huge economic and diplomatic blowback China would suffer for an invasion. But China has also been pointed in its warnings. Its defense minister, Gen. Wei Fenghe, said over the weekend that Beijing would “fight to the very end” for Taiwan. It is sending fighter jets toward the island almost daily — including 30 aircraft in one day last month alone. The concern is that such maneuvers could, intentionally or otherwise, be a prelude to conflict. Now I mentioned Ukraine earlier, let’s see what’s going on over there. https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-zelenskyy-sweden-finland-jens-stoltenberg-1feb3640d59b05aceca62766d7d4f74d According to the Associated Press, US sending $1 billion more military aid to outgunned Ukraine Oh well good, at least this won’t add to our inflation. The U.S. announced it will send an additional $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine, as America and its allies provide longer-range weapons they say can make a difference in a fight where Ukrainian forces are outnumbered and outgunned by their Russian invaders. President Joe Biden and his top national security leaders said Wednesday the U.S. is moving as fast as possible to get critical weapons to the fight, even as Ukrainian officials protest that they need more, faster, in order to survive. The latest package, the U.S. said, includes anti-ship missile launchers, howitzers and more rounds for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) that U.S. forces are training Ukrainian troops on now. All are key weapons systems that Ukrainian leaders have urgently requested as they battle to stall Russia’s slow but steady march to conquer the eastern Donbas region. The aid is the largest single tranche of weapons and equipment since the war began. Biden, who spoke by phone with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for about 40 minutes Wednesday, also said the U.S. will send $225 million more in humanitarian assistance to provide safe drinking water, medical supplies, food, health care, shelter and money for families to buy essential items. The U.S. remains committed, Biden said in a statement, “to supporting the Ukrainian people whose lives have been ripped apart by this war.” The aid comes as Austin convened a meeting in Brussels of more than 45 nations to discuss support for Ukraine. At the start of the meeting, he warned that the West must step up weapons deliveries to Ukraine and prove its commitment to helping the country’s military fight along a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) front line in a grinding war of attrition with Russia. He told the participating nations, “We can’t afford to let up and we can’t lose steam. The stakes are too high.” Overall, since the war began in late February, the U.S. has committed about $5.6 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, including this latest package. Officials said that about one-third of the latest $1 billion will be from presidential drawdown authority, which means the Pentagon will take weapons and equipment from it’s own stock and ship them to Ukraine. The remaining two-thirds would be equipment and weapons purchased from industry by the U.S. and then transferred to Ukraine. Lies, Propaganda, Story Telling, and the Serrated Edge: This year our national conference is in Knoxville, TN October 6th-8th. The theme of this year’s conference is Lies, Propaganda, Storytelling and the Serrated Edge. Satan is the father of lies, and the mother of those lies is a government who has rejected God. We have especially been lied to these last two years, and the COVIDpanic has been one of the central mechanisms that our government has used to lie to us and to grab more power. Because Christians have not been reading their bibles, we are susceptible to lies and weak in our ability to fight these lies. God has given us His word to fight Satan and his lies, and we need to recover all of God’s word, its serrated edge and all. Mark your calendars for October 6th-8th, as we fight, laugh and feast with fellowship, beer and Psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers, hanging with our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and more. Early bird tickets are available now, but will be gone before you know it! Sign up now at flfnetwork.com/knoxville2022 https://www.dailywire.com/news/republican-mayra-flores-wins-u-s-house-seat-in-south-texas-first-gop-win-there-in-150-years Republican Mayra Flores Wins U.S. House Seat In South Texas, First GOP Win There In 150+ Years According to The Daily Wire, Republican Mayra Flores has flipped a U.S. House seat in deep blue south Texas in what is a likely indicator of the coming red tsunami that could hit the Democrat Party this fall during the midterm elections. Flores beat Democrat Dan Sanchez in the special election for Texas’ 34th Congressional District. The seat was previously held by Rep. Filemon Vela (D) who stepped down earlier this year to become a lobbyist as all signs pointed to a brutal upcoming midterm election season for Democrats. Flores is now “the first GOP candidate to represent that area of the Rio Grande Valley since 1870,” the Houston Chronicle reported, adding that she is now “the first congresswoman born in Mexico.” To put this win into perspective for you guys, Hillary Clinton won Mayra’s county, Cameron County, by 33 points back in 2016. Biden won it by 13. The region has been devastated by Democrat President Joe Biden’s border crisis, something that has turned off many Hispanic voters that typically have voted for Democrats in the past. “Republicans have been eager to flip the seat as part of their new offensive in South Texas after Biden’s underperformance throughout the predominantly Hispanic region in the 2020 election. Flores and her allies spent over $1 million on TV ads in the special election,” the Texas Tribune reported. “The dynamic put Democrats into an unusual underdog position in a region of the state they have long dominated. Vastly outspent by Flores, Sanchez repeatedly compared the special election to a David vs. Goliath fight, with himself playing David.” MSNBC columnist Eric Michael Garcia panicked over the results of the election, saying that Democrats needed to be sounding the alarm immediately. Now for the topic that I love… sports! https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2022/06/15/george-washington-u-dumps-colonial-mascot-for-not-being-inclusive/ George Washington U. Dumps Colonial Mascot for Not Being ‘Inclusive’ George Washington University (GW) officials have decided to remove the school’s “Colonial” mascot following years of woke activists demanding the university ban it for not being “inclusive.” Students then suggested the university change its mascot to a “hippo” or a “riverhorse” instead. “After a thoughtful and deliberate process that engaged the university community for feedback, the George Washington University’s Board of Trustees has accepted the recommendation of a Special Committee to discontinue the use of the Colonials moniker,” GW announced in a statement. “The decision to change the Colonials moniker was not taken lightly,” the university added, before stressing that “a new moniker will help unify the university community and serve as a source of pride.” In a purported email shared to Twitter by Young Americas Foundation, the university went on stress that it is important for the new GW mascot to reflect “the values, strengths and diversity of our worldwide population.” The university added that choosing a new moniker “will require a deliberate and thoughtful process” that “will engage the entire GW community of alumni, students, friends, faculty and staff to ensure that everyone has the chance to be heard.” GW announcing that it has decided to scrap the Colonials comes after years of woke activists demanding the school change its mascot. The initial call to ban the university’s mascot began in 2018. In urging GW to end the Colonials, students argued the nickname may “discourage” the campus community due to it not being “inclusive.” Students then suggested the university change its mascot to a “hippo” or a “riverhorse” instead. Hippo? That is so not inclusive of fat people! I am sickened by these suggestions! The university said it will continue to use the Colonials mascot until a new nickname is chosen. The school’s new moniker is expected to be introduced by the 2023-2024 academic year. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, share it, and if you really like us, you should sign up for a club membership at flfnetwork.com/membership/. And as always, if you want to become a corporate sponsor of CrossPolitic, let’s talk. Email me at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.