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The Shaun Thompson Show
November 30, 2021

The Shaun Thompson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 106:02


Shaun discusses Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell's talks over the infrastructure bill. Then, Wisconsin Senator, Ron Johnson joins Shaun to give his thoughts on the vaccine mandates in the fact of the new COVID variant. Plus, Chicago crime is out of control! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Craig Peterson's Tech Talk
Do You Think There's Nothing You Can Do to Keep the Bad Guys Out?

Craig Peterson's Tech Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 53:45


Do You Think There's Nothing You Can Do to Keep the Bad Guys Out? What a week. The FBI got hacked. Homeland security supposedly is sending out emails about hackers in your network. This is what we're going to talk about to start with today. What are these new emails, and how are they trying to con you? [Automated Transcript Follows] This is a little bit concerning. We know that the FBI's email system got hacked. And for everyone sitting there saying, well, gee, if the FBI gets hacked, there's no way my business can survive an attack. Remember that the FBI is a huge, huge target. They have so many systems, so many people, and the bad guys really, really would love to send an email out as though they are the FBI. [00:00:49] And, they did, they used, they used the FBI's email servers to send out some of these fake emails. I thought that was kind of funny, but be that as it may, the FBI closed. But there are things you can do to protect yourself, to protect your email. And my wife and I have been working diligently on a guide. [00:01:13] Now, you know that I protect businesses. I work closely with the FBI, been doing cyber security for more than 30 years. I kind of hate to admit it. But, uh, you know, you know, I've been on the internet for more than 40 years. So I've been at this for a very, very long time and there are things you can do. So we're making available a guide. [00:01:38] So she's taken a lot of my teachings and is boiled it down. It looks like it's going to be 25 ish pages. And it's just the essential things, the primary things that you can do. To stop your email from getting hacked, your bank accounts, et cetera. There are some pretty simple things you can do. So we're putting that together, and we're also putting together a Bootcamp and both of these are free. [00:02:07] Okay. Absolutely free. And in the bootcamp, again, this book isn't about selling you all of the, my services and stuff. It's giving you. Actionable things you can do. Yes, you can do. You don't need to be the FBI or a cybersecurity expert to do them, but five things you can do that will, I don't know, 10 X, your cybersecurity, really? [00:02:35] It it's, it's that big a deal. And it's going to take you less than an hour to do all of this stuff. So for those people who like the boot camp, so we're going to have. And, uh, you know, one of these zoom things and we're going to do it live and I'm going to explain it to you, spleen it. And you're going to have some homework before the bootcamp, because I want you to have some skin in the game too. [00:03:02] Right. You're not paying me or anything. So I want to make sure that you've done your homework so we can quickly. Go through all of the stuff that we need to cover in the boot camp and people who are interested in kind of being the example, which means they are going to get more information than anybody else. [00:03:21] You can also say, Hey, listen, uh, yeah, please use mine as an example. So we'll look at all of these different things. We're going to focus in on that first bootcamp primarily on. The stuff with passwords, you know, what should you do? How should you do it? How can you tell if your password has been stolen? If your email accounts been compromised, all of that sort of thing. [00:03:44] And you need to be on my email list in order to find out about this stuff. Right. And in fact, when you sign. I've got three special reports that Karen and I wrote that are really going to be helpful for you. These are three that we've been using with our clients for years, but again, actionable. To do right, is not some marketing sales guy trying to sell you the latest, greatest piece of antivirus software that doesn't work. [00:04:18] So you can get that. If you go to Craig peterson.com right now slash subscribe. If you want the deep link, Craig peterson.com/subscribe. We'll go ahead and sign you up. I have a little automated sequence. It's going to send you the emails with all of the attachments. We got one, that's kind of an introduction to Karen and I, you get to see both of us. [00:04:44] And, uh, it's a really cool picture of when we're on vacation one time and you can get all of that again. It's free. This is the free newsletter. This isn't the paid newsletter. Craig peterson.com. Slash subscribe. All right. So I can help you out with all of that free content. And I have lots of it. I'm on the radio every week talking about free, right. [00:05:08] And you can avoid these things. So like, I kind of hate to bring up this FBI hack because as I discussed again with Karen this week, I, I don't want people to feel like there's nothing that they can do. I have a friend, her name's Laura and she's in one of my mastermind groups. And Laura is, was listening to me because another mastermind member got hacked and it had like, what was it? [00:05:36] $45,000 ultimately stolen from him. And we helped them out. And so I was explaining, okay, so here's the things you can do. And. Basically all she heard was, uh, I'm never going to be able to do this. And, and she's a technical person. She teaches people how to become business analysts, which is pretty technical, right. [00:06:00] There's a lot of steps involved in doing business and analyst work. And so I was really surprised to hear from her that she had. The securing herself was just too hard. You know, the FBI gets hacked, et cetera. And so that's why when I came to this realization, the bottom line is, yeah. Okay. It can be hard if you're like me and you've been in doing this for 30 years, you've got the curse of knowledge, right? [00:06:30] So you, you know, all of this stuff, this isn't for you. If, if you know everything, okay, this is for people who. Quite understand what's going on. Definitely don't understand what they should do. Don't know what they should buy. They don't know how to use the free stuff that Microsoft and apple give you and how to pull it all together. [00:06:52] That's what I want you to be able to understand, and we spend time every. Going through this and every newsletter. I have a, an opening now that is a lot about three to five minute read. If that it can be very, very quick read and is helping you to understand some of the things that you can and should do. [00:07:16] So you'll get that as part of the newsletter. Again, Craig peterson.com. That's in my free newsletter. You should see the paid newsletter. Uh, it's a big deal because it's your life. It's a big deal because it's your business. It's a big deal because it's your job on the line. And most of the time, and when I pick up a new client, it's somebody who's kind of the office manager. [00:07:42] Well, frankly, more than your office manager, sometimes the business owner, you know, owner operator says to the office manager, Hey, we got to do something about cybersecurity and then I get. Saying, Hey, can you do a cyber health assessment for us and that cyber health assessment, which we'll do for almost anybody out there will tell you the basic self. [00:08:05] Okay. Here's what you got to do. You've got to update this. You should turn off this software or you should do this and that with your firewall so that they have. I a little checklist, right. That they can run through. That's the whole idea behind one of these cyber health assessment. And then what happens is they say, okay, well, let's, let's talk some more and we go in and talk with them, talk with the owner. [00:08:32] Do they want to do, help them put together a more detailed plan and then they are off and running so they can do it themselves. They can hire someone, they can have us do it for them, whatever seems to make the most sense, but it's very important. To do it, to do something because sitting there trusting the Google's going to take care of you or apple or whomever, it is, uh, you know, trusting Norton antivirus is going to take care of. [00:09:04] I was reading a quote from John McAfee. He's the guy that started the whole antivirus industry. Now, of course, he passed away not too long ago, under suspicious circumstances, but he came out and said, Hey, listen, antivirus is. Because right now this year, these weren't his stats. These are stats published. [00:09:24] You can find them online. Just duck, duck, go them. Yeah. I don't use Google for most things. Uh, and you'll find that the antivirus is ineffective 77, 0% of the time. So, what do you need to do? Well, you need to listen to me here because I am going to help keep you up to date here. Some people are auditory listeners. [00:09:46] You need to make sure that you get the newsletter so that you get the weekly updates and you find out about these free trainings and special reports that we put together. Makes sense to you and you can attend the boot camps where we cover the basically one hour meetings on zoom, just like you're used to, and we cover one or more specific topics and we do it live and we use your information. [00:10:17] The information you want us to have a, do you want us to share? So how could that be better? And it's the same sort of stuff, but deeper dives and more interactive obviously than radio. And you can listen to me here every week. I think it's important that you do, and you understand this stuff. So anyways, ramble, ramble. [00:10:37] It all starts with email. How do you keep your emails safe? You might remember years ago, you, people were getting broken into and emails were sent out using their accounts. Well, that happened decades ago and it's still happening today. So. Right now, Craig peterson.com. I promise you. I am not a heavy marketer. [00:11:01] Okay. You're going to get good, actionable information that you can put to use in a matter of minutes, Craig peterson.com/subscribe. [00:11:13] Our intelligence monitoring indicates exfiltration of several of your virtualized clusters in a fist sophisticated chain attack. Your, I am trying to put on this like official voice. Right. And it didn't do so well anyways, that's what we're going to talk about, right now. [00:11:29] This is an email that came from the department of Homeland security warning about hackers in our network. [00:11:37] Okay. The subject line here, the one I'm looking at, and this is a, the justice week urgent threat. In systems read the email goes on. We tried to black hole, the transit nodes used by this advanced persistent threat actor. However, there is a huge chance you will modify as attack with fast flux technologies. [00:12:01] I don't know if that ties into a flux capacitor or not, which he proxies through. Uh, multiple global accelerators. So this is somebody who doesn't really know what they're talking about. They're just throwing up big words. We identified the threat actor to be. Somebody whom is believed to be in of course, whom wrong usage of the word here, uh, is believed to be affiliated with the extortion gang, the dark overlord, comma, uppercase. [00:12:33] We highly recommend you to check your systems and IDs monitoring. Be where this threat actor is currently working under the inspection of the MCC. I see, as we are dependent on some of his intelligence research, we cannot interfere physically within four hours, which could be enough time to cause severe damage to your infrastructure. [00:12:59] Stay safe. USDA department of Homeland security, cyber threat detection and analysis network analysis. Total control panel. So this is classic when it comes to scammers. And the classic part is that you could do. Is the grammars bad. The wording is confusing, his punctuation is wrong and he's throwing out all whole bunch of words that are used when it comes to hackers. [00:13:35] You know, there are things like advanced, persistent threats. That's one of the biggest problems in fact, businesses have today. But in reality, the way he used it, Incorrect now that's something I would notice cause I've been doing this stuff for more than 30 years, but the average person is never going to notice something like this. [00:13:59] So it's been pretty, in fact, pretty successful now, a little different than usual here. These fake messages don't have attachments. They don't have phone numbers. They don't have web links. Therefore what? Well, your email filter is not going to look at them and say, oh, these look risky. These URL links are going to risky sites. [00:14:26] I'm going to block it. Right. That's what we do. We have the advanced email filtering from Cisco that we use for our client, or that includes their amazing artificial intelligence for phishing and stuff. So an email like this is not go. To trigger those types of alarms. So they're saying don't panic, avoid contacting the FBI for further details and ignore the accusations that are made in the email. [00:14:55] This is so focused though. So is a cybersecurity company. They have, they have a lot of stuff. They have some pretty good stuff. It's not, um, there's not. But spam house is tracking it. Now, if you've ever been blacklisted, it's called black Coleen really by people who might've used your domain to send spam, or maybe you're a spammer, you've heard of spam house and I've been blacklisted before inappropriately. [00:15:25] The good news is my. That I use for emailing is about 30 years old as well. So it's got a pretty good reputation over the years, but spam house is saying now that this is a scam they've been tracking it. It's a well-known scam and it's been widely circulated. To those office managers that I said are often the people who call us when there's a cybersecurity problem, or we get calls from office managers when something doesn't look right with the emails. [00:16:01] And we have a client that had been getting these weird emails and. We were called saying, what's going on, have a look. We looked and we found all kinds of problems. Right? So that again, an office manager approaching us and thinking everything's fine because they had Norton and they had the more advanced Symantec stuff and it didn't catch. [00:16:27] Any of this really nasty stuff, but that's part of what Spamhaus does. And they're looking at it and saying, oh, okay, wait a minute. Now we're seeing these emails come out. They are definitely not coming from, uh, fbi.gov, which is what the return address is. And so spam house tags, it spam. Assassin's going to tag it and, and it's not even going to make it. [00:16:56] Anything, but a log on are our email filter. So a number of people have received it. If you've received this email, I'd love to know it because they really are trying to go after the people who are a little bit more into this now, how do they find them? Apparently? They have stolen the email addresses by scraping them from public sources. [00:17:22] So databases, uh, published by Aaron, for instance, the American registry for internet numbers. And I'm assigned my own number is CP 2 0 5 because I was so early on by Aaron they're the guys that have been managing. The basic internet domain stuff here in the U S for very long time. And it also doesn't mean by the way that Aaron had any sort of a breach. [00:17:47] And really just showing that the crooks behind this disinformation campaign have really been focusing on people who appear to be in network administration, because those are the email addresses and names that Aaron is going to have. So why are they doing this? Why are they sending it out into it's frankly, it's kinda hard to tell some of the emails have a QR code in them. [00:18:18] Now that is intriguing because here's how, again, how a lot of these basic email filters work, they look at it, they say, well, what links are in there? How many links, how much of the email is a graphic? And they understand while it's going to internet bad guys.com. There's the link right there. Forget about it. [00:18:42] I'm not going to forward this email to the intended recipient, but if there's a QR code in that email to almost every email filter out through. It only looks like a graphic. So might've been a picture of your mother as far as it knows. Most of them are not very smart. So w you getting an email, having a QR code in it and saying, oh, that's kind of interesting. [00:19:07] Let's check out that QR code. That's where the hazard com. All right. So be very, very careful fake news like this. It's not only unfair to the people who are accused in it, which is what happened here. There can be accusing your own it department. They can be accusing. People within your department, which is typically what's happening and then what they may try and do now that you don't trust your, it people, your security people, because they're mentioned by name in the email, but remember their names are probably scraped off of. [00:19:47] That you don't trust them. And now they attack you and you don't trust that you've been attacked. Right? So fake news, a term coined by Hillary Clinton during her campaign, but that's exactly what it is entirely fake. So this email, if you get one from Homeland security about threat actors in your systems, almost certain. [00:20:12] Fake fake, fake, fake stick around. We've got a lot more coming up. Don't forget to subscribe. Get my weekly newsletter. I'm going to be published and even more, I think probably starting next month. I'm going to be sending a couple emails out a week because I got to get you guys up to speed so that you're ready for the upcoming bootcamp. [00:20:35] Everybody knows about the chip shortage, right? Uh, computer chips. They're just hard to find. I'm hearing all kinds of ads from Dell lately on the radio. And they're saying just buy now. Well, they're not selling new high-end machines anymore. The white house. This is a story from the verge has allegedly kinda stepped in about Intel's plans to increase chip production. [00:21:04] And you'd think that the white house would be encouraging chip production. Considering the shortages, the justice week, it came out Tesla hasn't been delivering their electric cars. Without USB ports. Other manufacturers are no longer providing you with an electric window for your car. It's a crank window. [00:21:28] Car manufacturers did it to themselves, frankly, by stopping orders for chips during the lockdown, thinking that somehow people wouldn't need cars anymore. And yet their sales of cars went up and when they go. Yeah. Guess what happens to the price? The price goes up, right? Inflation. You have more money chasing fewer goods. [00:21:52] So they really nailed themselves. Don't feel so sorry for some of these car manufacturers. We need more chips. I mentioned one of the manufacturers of PCs, the many of us use in our offices and, and Jews in our homes. Dell is a good company. They have been for a long time. However, you gotta be careful when you're buying computers because Dell makes very low end computers all the way up through good solid servers. [00:22:22] Same. Thing's true with. P Hewlett, Packard, excuse me, Hewlett Packard. Remember those guys back in the day? Yeah. They also make everything from cheap computers that you never would buy should not buy all the way up through really good ones. It's kind of like going to Walmart, you go to the Walmart and you don't want to buy any of the computer sitting there with one exception. [00:22:48] And that is the Chromebook. If you buy a mid tier Chromebook at Walmart, you're going to get a good little computer. Doesn't run windows, doesn't run Microsoft office word, et cetera, but it can still edit those documents. And it's a very good machine that is kept up to date. Just watch the price $110 Chromebook, probably isn't going to last. [00:23:12] It doesn't have much storage on it, et cetera. A $2,000 Chromebook is probably major overhead. So go somewhere in the $400 $500 range for a Chromebook, which is by the way where they're selling some of the laptops, windows, laptops, same price point. I, again, that's why I just wouldn't buy any of that. So we need more chips. [00:23:37] We need higher end chips. They are very hard to get our hands on right now. We're talking about electrification of everything. And if you've heard me on the radio during morning drive time, you know, I've been just bemoaning how the government's putting the horse before the. They're out there saying electric, electric, electric, and shutting down pipelines and coal mining and coal power plants. [00:24:04] Although coal is one of the cleanest energy sources nowadays because of all of the scrubbing that's going on with the output of the coal plant. And also of course, they're, they've been stomping. Most of the nuclear plants from coming online, even though the new. Technology in nuclear is impossible to fail. [00:24:26] They use basic physics to make sure that these things aren't going to do a Jane Fonda, a China's syndrome thing. Okay. So it's just crazy. We don't have the electrical. Even if we put up, it would take literally millions of wind farm, our turbines, and obviously millions of rooms and fields covered with solar cells. [00:24:54] We would still need nuclear. We would still need other sources of power because the sun doesn't shine all the time and the wind doesn't blow all of the time. This is just completely backwards. People aren't thinking it through. It's again, it's the knee jerk. And of course they're investing heavily. They being the Congress, people of themselves, particularly those Congress people like the Al Gore's of the world and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, because they are forcing a move to this technology that isn't ready for prime time. [00:25:31] And at the same time, we are trying to buy electric cars. How are we going to charge them? How are we going to run our homes? It's like Europe, people froze to death last winter in Europe. It's going to happen again this year. And the thing about what happened in Texas last year. Yes. Some of that was because they weren't prepared, but guess what else happens? [00:25:55] Sometimes the wind isn't blowing in Texas. So there's, there's just all kinds of problems. So Intel is saying, well, we got to increase our chip production. Intel's main business right now, by the way, seems to be moving towards making chips on behalf of other people, other companies, rather than making their own chips. [00:26:20] Isn't that kind of interesting. And the industry, the chip fab industry, the ones that fabricate the chips, make the chips are spending about $2 billion a week. According to the latest numbers I saw to try and expand the manufactured. Well, apparently Intel went to the white house because they want some of our tax dollars. [00:26:44] You know, the money they'd take at the point of a gun. They want some of that so that they can build their business, build it back better. And apparently some sources close to the situation told Bloomberg that Intel. Posed making silicone wafers in a Chinese factory, which could start production towards the end of next year. [00:27:12] But in a move that I agree with had the Biden white house, apparently Intel was strongly discouraged due to potential security issues. Yeah, no kidding. Some major security issues here. We don't want to give away our technology to make this leading edge stuff. Think about the U S. We were always the country that people came to for technology. [00:27:43] I mentioned this week on the radio, the cotton gin way back when look at how much labor. That, uh, that cut look at the internal combustion engine. And again, the Teamsters, the horses, the cleanup crews in New York city. Right. All of that went goodbye pretty much because of technology and people got higher technology. [00:28:10] Jobs and everyone became more efficient and that's, what's supposed to happen right now when right now based basically we have stagflation in other words, prices are going up, but we're not getting any more productivity out of it. That's a real problem. And that's why they keep talking about the problems we were having in the late seventies. [00:28:31] And I remember those well, I remember gas lines sitting there in California waiting to buy gas. It was incredible what was happening out there. So Intel thinks it needs to secure funding from the federal government in order to ramp up the production. Bloomberg announced, Orwell said that Intel currently has no plans to produce silicone wafers in China after discussing it with governor. [00:29:01] Officials and it will instead consider other solutions. Now I hope those other solutions are to make those plants, those chip fab plant here in the United States. Let's put ourselves back on a leading edge footing here. Google moved its artificial intelligence lab to China talking about. Anti American thing to do moved it to China, artificial intelligence. [00:29:31] That's something we need. The us needs to be the world leader in some of these technologies. And frankly, we're not the leader anymore. It's it frankly, a shame. So you can check this out. It's on the verge. You'll also find it up on my website. Craig peterson.com. Make sure you sign up for the newsletter so you can get all of these little trainings, you know, five minutes a weekend can make a big difference. [00:30:03] Craig peterson.com. [00:30:05] Hey, I don't want to depress anyone, but Bitcoin is now a 13 year old teenager. And back in January, 2009, Bitcoin was priced at well. Wow. [00:30:19] January 3rd, 2009 is when it was launched. And E Bitcoin was priced at you ready for this point? [00:30:30] Zero 8 cents each. Okay. So, uh, the, uh, uh, and because of that, a lot of people. I have been seen, well, you know, we, we've got to get into this and that in fact, Elon Musk has been kind of pushing up the price of another digital currency. All of the initial price increases in Bitcoin were due to fraud. [00:30:57] According to a lot of reports and we can get into those if you'd like fraud. Yeah. That's a great way to launch a whole new product. And they also played some other games. For instance, the biggest driver of Bitcoin price for a long time was crux. For ransomware. Yeah. People had to buy ransom and pay ransoms. [00:31:25] How do you pay a ransom while usually it was with Bitcoin and that meant you had to turn us dollars or other foreign currencies into Bitcoin. And as economists in the white house, don't seem to understand when there is more money tracing, a limited commodity, the price of the commodity goes up, whether it's gasoline, food, or Bitcoin, and that's exactly what happened. [00:31:58] Percentage wise, how much of an increase has there been in the value of Bitcoin? Um, uh, let me see here. You see if I can figure this out 7 billion, 750000000% increase. Isn't that something now of course we don't all have these magical glasses that let us look forward to kind of figure it out. Out, but it's based on this peer to peer electronic cash system that was written about by, uh, someone or a group of people that went by the pseudonym of Natasha Nakamoto. [00:32:42] And there've been a few people over the years who have claimed that they are the person that started it and maybe one of them is, and may be, none of them are who knows, but this was first published, October 31st, 2008. So about a month later is when it started to trade and it is just incredible here. [00:33:04] Bitcoin was really perceived initially. Threat by government and financial institutions. I think it's still perceived as a threat. My government, they are able to track Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in many cases and the way they track it as well. If you have Bitcoin, what good is it? Unless you can use the Bitcoin to either buy something or to traded for us dollars or another hard currency, that's how they're tracking. [00:33:38] Without getting into a lot of detail here, but it's interesting to look at because the Bitcoin white papers proposing a solution to prevent what they were calling double spending. And when you don't trust a third party necessarily, and that's where we got these logs, if you will, the. Uh, balance sheets that were being used to track everything. [00:34:06] And then you had the voting, you had to have 50% of these systems that were tracking all of the transactions, agree on a transaction, et cetera. And that's actually been a problem for Bitcoin because of the. Intermediaries, you have to go through or get to approve your transaction. It's a, frankly, a problem that's really slowed down transaction. [00:34:34] So you can't just go like with a credit card and pay for something that's done. It can take your day or more. Now it's interesting that we're getting close to the ultimate limit of Bitcoin offerings. The blockchains mind blocked number 707,000. Which by the way, offered a mining reward of six and a quarter Bitcoins. [00:35:01] So think about that. Well, it costs you more to mine, Bitcoins than they're worth. If you're trying to do it in the Northeast. Pretty much anywhere in the United States. So don't just run out and start doing it. My son and I, I don't know, five, eight years ago, something like that, we decided we'd start trying to do some mining and we did, and we didn't find any Bitcoins and it was just cooking some machines. [00:35:28] And so we said, forget about it. And we gave out on it. It does have a hard cap. Then it's got a ways to go. I said, it's approaching. It is, but there's 21 million Bitcoin is the hard cap and the community that maintains the software and maintains Bitcoin because it is a committed. Has it been modifying the rules as time went around at about how many Bitcoin you get when you're mining something, into solving these problems and, and how the blockchain works and how many honest and dishonest mentions were in the original Bitcoin white paper and how can they reject invalid blocks? [00:36:18] So there's a lot of technical stuff going on and it's changing. All of the time. And ultimately it's the consensus mechanism that has been slowing it. So when it costs you more to mine, a Bitcoin than you get for it. So let's do a little bit of math here. If we say that how much is a Bitcoin worth right now? [00:36:42] So we say current value of Bitcoin. I'm typing it in right now. So it's about $57,000. Per Bitcoin. If we say 57,000, uh, here we go. 57,000 times, what did I say? Six and a quarter, right? So $362,000 equivalent is what they, the person who mined this block was paying. That sounds pretty good. Doesn't it? Yeah, it really does. [00:37:17] It adds up quite, quite quickly. But when you consider that it costs more to mine, a Bitcoin than it costs, then you, then you get to paid for it. 350, $6,000. That's a lot of electricity on a lot of hardware. And because of that, China has. Down Bitcoin mining operations, because it uses so much electricity and in the United States and in some other countries, but here in the U S and in the UK, some of these Bitcoin mining operations have been buying. [00:37:54] Coal powered power plants, coal fired power plants so that they can produce their own electricity so they can make it worthwhile to mine. So things are going to change. They're going to be changing the rules. As I said, we've got a total of 21 million Bitcoin ultimately. And so far we've only just mined numbers, 707,540. [00:38:21] So the interchange, the rules, I'm going to keep an eye on this because that's kind of an interesting one. Elon Musk, his quote is Crip. Cryptocurrency is fundamentally aimed at reducing the power of a centralized government. And that by the way, can be one of the main reasons that Bitcoin hasn't been really adopted in the mainstream yet. [00:38:42] And Ilan has all kinds of tweets. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, he says, Bitcoin is my safe word. Isn't that? Something he's been primarily the guy behind Dodge coin, which is yet another crypto currency, D O G. Coyne D O G E coin doge, I guess, coin. And you can find that online. I think it has new doge even publicly traded while it's certainly traded as a crypto. [00:39:12] Okay. So doge coin right now is worth 22 cents. It's down from its month, week, and day highs. I'm looking. Here. Yeah. Yeah. So it's gone up and down. It's been worth more. Yeah. A couple of weeks ago. So that's part of the problem with it. If you don't have money that you can absolutely waste, don't buy this stuff and I'm not an investment advisor, but I've never bought any Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency. [00:39:46] And the problem is, and from my perspective that it is not real at all. Yeah, you can say, look at this, I could have made 7000000% on that. Well, you could do the same thing almost if you had, instead of buying a brand new Tesla model as, uh, you know, eight years ago, seven years ago, and paying $77,000 for that. [00:40:11] If you had bought $77,000 worth of Tesla stock, you'd be in the millions of dollars in value. Right? And so we've got the Raven company out there. I don't know if you know these guys or not. I watched a motorcycle show. They're going from the tip of south America all the way on up to San Diego. And they had this reveal and electric truck, which is really quite cool. [00:40:39] Well, they are public right now. They just won. And they have a market capitalization. In other words, a value of ribbon, which has only made a couple of dozen vehicles. That's it? Total. And they're owned by people who work for the company. Their market capitalization is 50% more. Then most of the major manufacturers out there, it's just crazy how much it is worth and why it's because people are looking at it saying, well, Tesla appreciated 7000000%. [00:41:19] Ravion's going to do the same. And by the way, they are cool cars. I love the idea behind. Uh, you know, electric vehicles. It's just that we got the cart before the horse who don't have the electricity. We're not making the hard decisions. We're just ripping stuff out. It's absolutely crazy. By the way, they had a 15% drop in the value of their shares on Wednesday. [00:41:45] Uh, it'll go up. It'll go down. But it's, uh, w it's something we got to test remember? Okay. Cryptocurrency is not it yet of Tesla. Stock is worth something will probably always be worse. Something cryptocurrency is worth something, but tomorrow may be worth zero, and don't go crazy. These market caps of startup companies that have never done anything being worth 50% more than major us auto manufacturer. [00:42:18] What that's crazy. [00:42:19] Clothing prices have been going up. In fact, apparel prices were up 4.2% in the last 12 months. That's as of August, we've got cotton going up. There's a whole bunch of things that are going up and a company out there called dress X thinks it has a solution for all of these prices. [00:42:40] Everything's been going up, I put some gas in my car the other day. I have a, you might know, of course, a 1980 Mercedes and my wife drives a nice little Ford edge, not a particularly big SUV, kind of a guess a mid-size SUV. And I put, I think it was about 15 gallon Zan and it costs me more. 55, $0. I can't believe it. [00:43:12] We used to have a little diesel little Volkswagen Passat diesel. We would drive around and we were getting pretty close to 60 miles per gallon, around town. And diesel was about a buck, a gallon, and it cost 20 bucks to fill the silly thing up. And we could drive all the way down to New York city and back on. [00:43:31] $20 worth of diesel one fill up. Okay. Uh, none of that's true anymore, is it? And we're looking at some increases. It's not like the kind of increase we've seen in certain foodstuffs or gasoline or eating oil. Apparel prices are up and there there's a company out there that thinks that maybe they have a bit of a solution for you. [00:43:56] It's called dress ex I found a video online of a young lady. Who's got a lot of followers, interesting lady. And she was trying them out. She'd tried a different dress or different clothes every day for a month. No, I did not watch all of the video, but I got the basic idea. And the idea is that people are buying digital clothes. [00:44:25] Now I think of that for a minute. Would you pay for a designer? And maybe you would, maybe you wouldn't pay for designer dress, but you know, already like, and AOC is dress that she wore, you know, the lady of the people, uh, only cost. What, w what is it? $30,000. Per seat for her to go to that banquet. And I think her dress was like five or $6,000. [00:44:53] Well, you can get a dress just like AOC. That's designed by a high-end fashion designer for somewhere between 40 and $60. Okay, but it's a virtual dress. It's not a real dress, not in the real world. It's interesting what they're doing and trying to do. If you have used some of these online sites like Instagram, they have various types of what they call filters. [00:45:21] So you can put a filter on you and there's like a makeup filter, for instance, that makes you look like you're all made up, right. That gets rid of all of the blemishes on. In, and there's other filters that do backgrounds and do different things and make you look like you're a kitty cat or whatever. [00:45:41] They'd all kinds of crazy things. Well, this company called dress ex has now come out with filters that you can use in their app. And they don't work too well right now, but people have been buying these digital close to. Now you don't wear them out. Okay. This is really like the King's new clothes. You might remember that story. [00:46:06] Right. And if all you have on are your digital clothes, you don't have anything on. However, what it does is if you're using their app and you're moving around, uh, and with their app, Paste these clothes on you. And it's a little funky right now. It's not the best, but you can bet that's exactly where it's going. [00:46:32] And it reminds me of a blues, Bruce Willis movie. Can't remember the name of it. And, uh, it's I think really bringing up a whole, a whole type of. Dysphoria that I think people are going to have more and more where you're living in this artificial life and that artificial life that you're in now that's called SIRA gets, I was just looking up as we were talking, uh, that artificial life that you're in is so nice. [00:47:05] You don't want to live. In the real world. And I'm starting to see this now with things like dress X, which you'll find online, address x.com. You can now wear anything you want. You can use the filters that are available generally to change. Parents to change your ethnicity, to change anything you want. [00:47:28] And if you ever saw Sarah gets, it was a very interesting movie. I liked it. I watched it because I generally like Bruce Willis and Rosa Mon pike, who were the two primary actors in this movie. But in the movie, everybody was just sitting there. And they were in these 3d chairs. And while you're in that chair, you could be anybody anywhere doing anything and literally anyone. [00:47:57] And so you're sitting in the chair, you can see around you, it looks real, it feels real everything about it is real, at least for the most part, but in reality, And none of it's real. And these people, they, some of them got out of those chairs and while they were out a nasty things happen to them. In fact, it was, he was a cop and they were, uh, investigating some murders of these people who were again, using what they were calling. [00:48:30] Sarah gets nowadays with what our friends over at face. Or doing, you are going to see it called something else. Uh, Facebook, in case you didn't know Facebook changed its name. Now Facebook, Facebook is still Facebook, but the parent company kind of like Google split kind of off and change the company name, uh, Facebook did the same thing. [00:48:56] They're calling it. And the idea is to have this meta universe where again, just like in surrogates, nothing is real, just like on dress ex you can wear any fashions you want to, and instead of paying thousands of dollars, you pay tens of dollars, basically. Now I mentioned that their video isn't very good. [00:49:21] At least not yet over address X, but you can go to dress X. You can take photos of yourself and send them to dress X. They will go ahead and put whatever clothes you want to be. On you it's basically. Yeah, it's Photoshopping, but they do a pretty good job in general. I looked at a whole bunch of them, but it, uh, you know, it, it looked pretty real. [00:49:48] You don't have to consider the fit. You don't have to worry about how big you are because all of these clothes adjust, infinitely a store. Doesn't have to stock a bunch of them. So we're moving. This whole metaverse idea and these digital clothes, which are really a thing nowadays is vice said, vice.com. [00:50:12] We're moving more and more to this unreal world and some real unreal fashions too. I'm looking at some of them and it's, it's hard to even describe them. It looks like there's all of these. Things growing all over the clothes that are coming out and just doing all kinds of weird things. So there you go. [00:50:36] I'm note on fashion. I'm looking right now at a picture that's right in front of the metropolitan museum of art in New York, and a lady is wearing one of the. Digital dresses. Now they tell you what you should be doing. And when you take that picture is aware of skin tight clothes so that they can match the digital close to you a little bit better. [00:51:01] But, uh, w w we'll see, she's saying that in this project, Tweet at the, in front of the mat, she's saying I just can't wait for the met gala. What it'll look like in 21, 21, because you know what, she's not wrong about this. It's really coined to change. There's some real cool stuff. Go to my website. If you want to see this, you can find it on vice, but I have a link to it. [00:51:24] Just look for this. Show notes and you'll find it right there. In fact, you're getting even search for on my website because I have everything transcribed. Just look for digital clothes because there are thing now. Hey, I also want to talk a little bit here about. The, uh, the next little article, which is what's happening right now with apple. [00:51:48] And you've probably heard about these ID cards in Austria right now, they are stopping people randomly and asking for their papers. They want your papers. If you are, have not been, they call it vaccinated. It's not a vaccine. Really. It's still funny to see the CDC change to the definition of vaccine, just so it meets their jab standards. [00:52:16] But, uh, if you're not vaccinated, there's an immediate, it's about of $3,500 fine that the police officer will issue to you. And of course, there's police everywhere. Just stopping people randomly and asking for their papers. Well, apple is making various us states that have decided they want to use a digital ID card. [00:52:43] For customer support and also for some of the technology. Now, the initial idea behind this, and Apple's been working on it for a while, is that you can have your driver's license in the iPhone wallet, app, more secure. It's certainly more convenient for most people. Sometimes you might forget your wallet, but most people don't forget their iPhones. [00:53:10] Yeah. The feature when combined with Apple's biometric security measures really could also cut down on fraud. So we've got about a half a dozen states right now that have signed up with apple and our pain part of the freight for these things. And when they pull you over and ask for your papers, you'll have them right there in your iPhone. [00:53:32] Isn't that handy stick around. We got more to talk about. Thanks for joining. Today and visit me online. Craig peterson.com. Stick around.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - November 17, 2021

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 116:07


Listen to our archived episodes: RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash * David Waldman is just as baffled and perplexed as you are. We'll work this all out together. Greg Dworkin presented an exceptionally persuasive case on how confusing it is to follow and trust scientific and medical advice, by telling an exceptionally bewildering story, which might have analogized vaccine mandates with fighting space aliens in Australia... I don't know. Look, the other side has it much easier. They just trust their cousin, who did his own research, until they simply succumb and die. Listen, kids —  Don't take Ivermectin, unless by some fluke you get worms. And, take your booster! I know there “was debate” about it lately… Just do it! Actual tyrants are really having a rough time also, thanks to the pandemic. Russia blowing its satellite all over everyone's space is just rude, and makes no friends. Jacob Chansley, aka “QAnon Shaman,” won't get his horns, car keys, or wallet back for a few years. Jonathan Karl just can't even with Donald Trump's sociopathic lunacy. Too bad Jonathan never reads the news. Trump almost looks sane compared to Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell, who called up Trump's own Ezra Cohen in the Department of Defense and requested a secret mission into Germany to rescue CIA chief Gina Haspel (Who was in her office at the time, as if that mattered.) Crazy people elected Marjorie Traitor Greene and Paul Gosar, who won't let their lack of committee work keep them from representing their constituents. Huge job growth the past few months, and fully stocked shelves greeting eager shoppers leading into the Christmas season can only mean one thing: Joe Biden and the Democrats are screwed going into 2024. Chuck Schumer figures “Build Back Better” might sell better if renamed “Whip Inflation Now”... So, is it possible to convince voters of color to save everyone, one more time?

The Annie Frey Show Podcast
AFS: Blinken swung and missed at a softball question about China

The Annie Frey Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 39:37


Hour 1: Senator Roy Blunt discusses pushing back at President Biden against OSHA vaccine mandates. Ryan Wiggins talks about Blinken and China and Chuck Schumer's crazy comment about COVID and climate change. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn
Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - November 14, 2021 - HR 2

Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 38:53


Racist Joe Biden talks about "the great negro at the time" Satchel Paige. Media immediately attempts to unsay it. Pencilneck Adam Schiff accuses Trump of "inciting an erection" last January, echoing similar claims from Chuck Schumer. Meanwhile, our analysis of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. The case for the prosecution has collapsed. Rittenhouse clearly acted in self-defense. Predictably, however, corrupt media sticking with its original baseless propaganda. Verdict expected soon. With Listener Calls. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cannabinoid Connect
#241: Todd Harrison, CB1 Capital

Cannabinoid Connect

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 33:16


Todd Harrison is the Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer at CB1 Capital.

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts
Global Citizen Live - New York City | Full Show | Full Concert | 2021 Full Festival

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 390:30


"Global Citizen Live in New York City kicks off from Central Park's Great Lawn with live performances from Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, and the Stay Human band. Lauper performs ""True Colors"" and dedicates ""Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"" to the women and girls of Afghanistan. Padma Lakshmi and Tan France discuss poverty and hunger. Alessia Cara performs ""Scars To Your Beautiful,"" ""Best Days,"" and ""Stay."" Jon Batiste and the We Are Experience band perform ""I Need You,"" ""Tell The Truth,"" and ""Freedom."" Amber Ruffin encourages equity for women and children in the fight against global hunger. Camila Cabello gets the crowd moving with ""Havana,"" ""Never Be The Same,"" a duet of ""Señorita"" with Shawn Mendes, and ""Don't Go Yet."" Burna Boy performs ""Anybody,"" ""Kilometre,"" and more. Pianist Lang Lang performs a moving cover of ""Bohemian Rhapsody"" and Billy Porter takes the mic for a tribute to John Lennon, singing ""Imagine."" Lang Lang closes his set with ""We Are the World,"" accompanied by the Young People's Chorus of New York City. Pianist Lang Lang performs a moving cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Billy Porter takes the mic for a tribute to John Lennon, singing "Imagine." Lang Lang closes his set with "We Are the World", accompanied by The Young People's Chorus of New York City. Lizzo delivers energetic, dance-filled, flute-laced performances of "Good As Hell," "Truth Hurts," and "Juice." Ice-T announces major contributions to global tree planting from P&G, Charmin, and Tide. Shawn Mendes energizes the crowd with live performances of "Wonder," "There's Nothing Holding Me Back," "Treat You Better," "In My Blood," and more. US Sen. Chuck Schumer announces commitments to address climate change and hunger. Meek Mill performs "Dreams and Nightmares" and "Ima Boss." Jennifer Lopez delivers a set full of hits from "All I Have" (featuring a special appearance from LL Cool J) to "Jenny From The Block" with Jadakiss. Global Citizen Live calls for action to halt climate change and for wealthy countries to deliver on the $100B climate pledge, $6B for famine relief, and COVID-19 vaccine justice for all. On Sept. 25, 2021, over 60M COVID-19 vaccines, 157M trees, and more than US$1.1B in commitments to climate, famine, and COVID-19 response efforts were announced as part of the partner-led campaign. The Global Citizen Live campaign continues in the lead-up to the G20 Summit and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) later this year." _____________________________________________________________________ Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that aims to solve the world's biggest challenges. On our platform, you can learn about issues, take action on what matters most, and join a community committed to social change. We believe we can end extreme poverty because of the collective actions of Global Citizens across the world. Team UNPLUGGED.

Mark Simone
Hour 1 Chuck Schumer.

Mark Simone

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 33:59


Racist Roads. Bernadette Castro interview

Don't Eat All The Meatballs!
Tammy Pescatelli Interview. Comedy Interview

Don't Eat All The Meatballs!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 71:07


Michael Wheels Parise Interviews Tammy Pescatelli and it was a great conversation. Tammy talks about her journey in comedy and some really cool Hollywood Stories, like her brush with Harvey Weinstein, her time with Rodney Dangerfield the night she got between Carlos Mencia and Joe Rogan and what happen to her with Amy Schumer. This is a must listen to episode.

The History of Computing
Getting Fit With Fitbit

The History of Computing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 16:18


Fitbit was founded in 2007, originally as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc, by James Park and Eric Friedman. They had a goal to bring fitness trackers to market. They didn't invent the pedometer and in fact wanted to go far further. That prize goes to Abraham-Louis Perrelet of Switzerland in 1780 or possibly back to da Vinci. And there are stories of calculating the distance armies moved using various mechanisms that used automations based on steps or the spinning of wagon wheels. The era of wearables arguably began in 1953 when the transistor radio showed up and Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka started Sony. People started to get accustomed to carrying around technology. 1961 and Claude Shannon and Edward Thorp build a small computer to time when balls would land in roulette. Which they put in a shoe. Meanwhile sensors that could detect motion and the other chips to essentially create a small computer in a watch-sized package were coming down in price. Apple had already released the Nike+iPod Sports Kit the year before, with a little sensor that went in my running shoes. And Fitbit capitalized on an exploding market for tracking fitness. Apple effectively proved the concept was ready for higher end customers. But remember that while the iPod was incredibly popular at the time, what about everyone else? Park and Friedman raised $400,000 on the idea in a pre-seed round and built a prototype. No, it wasn't actually a wearable, it was a bunch of sensors in a wooden box. That enabled them to shop around for more investors to actually finish a marketable device. By 2008 they were ready to take the idea to TechCrunch 50 and Tim O'Reilly and other panelists from TechCrunch loved it. And they picked up a whopping 2,000 pre-release orders. Only problem is they weren't exactly ready to take that kind of volume. So they toured suppliers around Asia for months and worked overtime in hotel rooms fixing design and architecture issues. And in 2009 they were finally ready and took 25,000 orders, shipping about one fifth of them. That device was called the Fitbit Tracker and took on a goal of 10,000 steps that became a popular goal in Japan in the 1960s. It's a little money-clip sized device with just one button that shows the status towards that 10,000 step goal. And once synchronized we could not only see tons of information about how many calories we burned and other statistics but we could also see Those first orders were sold directly through the web site. The next batch would be much different, going through Best Buy. The margins selling directly were much better and so they needed to tune those production lines. They went to four stores, then ten times that, then 15 times that. They announced the Fitbit Ultra in 2011. Here we got a screen that showed a clock but also came with a stopwatch. That would evolve into the Fitbit One in 2012. Bluetooth now allowed us to sync with our phones. That original device would over time evolve to the Zip and then the Inspire Clip. They grew fast in those first few years and enjoyed a large swathe of the market initially, but any time one vendor proves a market others are quick to fast-follow. The Nike Fuelband came along in 2012. There were also dozens of cheap $15 knock-offs in stores like Fry's. But those didn't have nearly as awesome an experience. A simple experience was the Fitbit Flex, released in 2013. The Fitbit could now be worn on the wrist. It looked more like the original tracker but a little smaller so it could slide in and out of a wristband. It could vibrate so could wake us up and remind us to get up and move. And the Fitbit Force came out that year, which could scroll through information on the screen, like our current step count. But that got some bad press for the nickel used on the device so the Charge came out the next year, doing much of the same stuff. And here we see the price slowly going up from below a hundred dollars to $130 as new models with better accelerometers came along. In 2014 they released a mobile app for all the major mobile platforms that allowed us to track devices through Bluetooth and opened up a ton of options to show other people our information. Chuck Schumer was concerned about privacy but the options for fitness tracking were about to explode in the other direction, becoming even less private. That's the same year the LG G Watch came out, sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. The ocean was getting redder and devices were becoming more like miniature computers that happened to do tracking as well. After Android Wear was released in 2014, now called Wear OS, the ocean was bound to get much, much redder. And yet, they continued to grow and thrive. They did an IPO, or Initial Public Offering, in 2015 on the back of selling over 21 million devices. They were ready to reach a larger market. Devices were now in stores like Walmart and Target, and they had badges. It was an era of gamification and they were one of the best in the market at that. Walk enough steps to have circumnavigated the sun? There's a badge for that. Walk the distance of the Nile? There's a badge for that. Do a round trip to the moon and back? Yup, there's a badge for that as well. And we could add friends in the app. Now we could compete to see who got more steps on the day. And of course some people cheated. Once I was wearing a Fitbit on my wrist I got 60,000 steps one day as I painted the kitchen. So we sometimes didn't even mean to cheat. And an ecosystem had sprung up around Fitbit. Like Fitstar, a personal training coach, which got acquired by Fitbit and rebranded as Fitbit Coach. 2015 was also when the Apple Watch was released. The Apple Watch added many of the same features like badges and similar statistics. By then there were models of the Fitbit that could show who was calling our phone or display a text message we got. And that was certainly part of the Wear OS for of Android. But those other devices were more expensive and Fitbit was still able to own the less expensive part of the market and spend on R&D to still compete at the higher end. They were flush with cash by 2016 so while selling 22 million more devices, they bought Coin and Pebble that year, taking in technology developed through crowdfunding sources and helping mass market it. That's the same year we got the Fitbit Alta, effectively merging the Charge and Alta and we got HR models of some devices, which stands for Heart Rate. Yup, they could now track that too. They bought Vector Watch SRL in 2017, the same year they released the Ionic smartwatch, based somewhat on the technology acquired from Pebble. But the stock took a nosedive, and the market capitalization was cut in half. They added weather to the Ionic and merged that tech with that from the Blaze, released the year before. Here, we see technology changing quickly - Pebble was merged with Blaze but Wear OS from Google and Watch OS from Apple were forcing changes all the faster. The apps on other platforms were a clear gap as were the sensors baked into so many different integrated circuit packages. But Fitbit could still compete. In 2018 they released a cheaper version of the smartwatch called the Versa. They also released an API that allowed for a considerable amount of third party development, as well as Fitbit OS 3. They also bought Twine Health in 2018 Partnered with Adidas in 2018 for the ionic. Partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield to reduce insurance rates 2018 released the Charge 3 with oxygen saturation sensors and a 40% larger screen than the Charge 2. From there the products got even more difficult to keep track of, as they poked at every different corner of the market. The Inspire, Inspire HR, Versa 2, Versa Lite, Charge 4, Versa 3, Sense, Inspire 2, Luxe. I wasn't sure if they were going to figure out the killer device or not when Fitbit was acquired by Google in 2021. And that's where their story ends and the story of the ubiquitous ecosystem of Google begins. Maybe they continue with their own kernels or maybe they're moving all of their devices to WearOS. Maybe Google figures out how to pull together all of their home automation and personal tracking devices into one compelling offer. Now they get to compete with Amazon who now has the Halo to help attack the bottom of the market. Or maybe Google leaves the Fitbit team alone to do what they do. Fitbit has sold over 100 million devices and sports well over 25 million active users. The Apple Watch surpassed that number and blew right past it. WearOS lives in a much more distributed environment where companies like Asus, Samsung, and LG sell products but it appears to have a similar installation base. And it's a market still growing and likely looking for a leader, as it's easy to imagine a day when most people have a smart watch. But the world has certainly changed since Mark Weiser was the Chief Technologist at the famed Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, or Xerox Parc in 1988 when he coined the term "ubiquitous computing.” Technology hadn't entered every aspect of our lives at the time like it has now. The team at Fitbit didn't invent wearables. George Atwood invented them in 1783. That was mostly pulleys and mechanics. Per V. Brüel first commercialized the piezoelectric accelerometer in 1943. It certainly took a long time to get packaged into an integrated circuit and from there it took plenty of time to end up on my belt loop. But from there it took less than a few years to go on my wrist and then once there were apps for all the things true innovation came way faster. Because it turns out that once we open up a bunch of APIs, we have no idea the amazing things people use with what then go from devices to platforms. But none of that would have happened had Fitbit not helped prove the market was ready for Weiser's ubiquitous computing. And now we get to wrestle with the fallout while innovation is moving even faster. Because telemetry is the opposite of privacy. And if we forget to protect just one of those API endpoints, like not implementing rate throttling or messing up the permissions, or leaving a micro-service open to all the things, we can certainly end up telling the world all about things. Because the world is watching, whether we think we're important enough to watch or not.

The Situation with Michael Brown
Elections Have Consequences

The Situation with Michael Brown

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 35:26


Hour 4: Biden administration needs a victory. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer sweat trying to pass the spending bill. Michael is disappointed in republicans not fighting against the left. Michael waits for Biden's big announcement on his agenda.

Battleground with David Plouffe & Steve Schmidt
Secret Contracts and Slow-Moving Coups with Luppe Luppen

Battleground with David Plouffe & Steve Schmidt

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 38:48


Amanda's Twitter fav, Luppe B. Luppen — also known as @nycsouthpaw — joins Battleground this week to contemplate the meaning of a bizarre agreement unearthed recently between Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin about reconciliation spending. They pick apart the sad efforts put forth by Biden's SCOTUS Commission to-date, and discuss legal options the January 6th Commission has (and does not have) when enforcing subpoenas served to Trumpists for their roles in attacking the seat of the legislative branch earlier this year. Luppen, a lawyer and political writer, laments the 2020 Iowa caucus debacle, and how the window for reforming their time-consuming and inaccessible primary process is quickly closing. Plus: it's Striketober! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Kind thoughts for Meghan Markle
Podcast 110 – Meghan Markle urges Federal Politicians to enact a Right to Paid Leave Policy

Kind thoughts for Meghan Markle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 5:38


In an open letter to the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, Meghan asks for all politicians, be they Republicans or Democrats,  to unite to enact a Paid Leave Policy as part of what is being considered under the latest U.S.  budget bill negotiations.Meghan wrote, she said,  not as an elected official nor as a politician,  but as a mother - advocating alongside groups such as  https://paidleaveforall.org/ for rights for parents and caregivers to be able to be able to spend the first few months at home with their babies,  rather than having to rush back to work, due to the fact that they need their wages to financially survive.In her letter Meghan writes of her own humble upbringing and how her family appreciated the value of money. Meghan says how lucky she and Harry now are in their own lives such that after the birth of Archie and Lili, when they were both overjoyed and overwhelmed, they did not to have to face the dilemma of having to choose between staying at home with their baby without pay, versus going back to work - this being the harsh reality for many parents in America. Per the Paid Leave for All website, the U.S. is one of the only countries in the world without a national paid leave policy , which meant that when the pandemic hit, the U.S. were unprepared.  They add that nearly one in four employed mothers return to work within two weeks of giving birth,  and one in five retirees leave the workforce earlier than planned to care for an ill family member. Meghan adds her voice to this campaign writing that  "paid leave should be a national right, rather than a patchwork option limited to those whose employers have policies in place, or those who live in one the few States in the U.S.  where a leave program exists".Meghan's letter was written as the same time that a group of Democrats in the Senate and House sent their own letter to President Biden, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, urging them to include a more robust family and medical paid leave program in the legislation.This group of Democrats argue that a national paid leave program must cover “all workers” because “at one point or another, nearly everyone will need to take leave from work to give or receive care, whether it's to welcome a new child, be there for an aging parent or loved one, or to recover from their own major surgery, serious illness like cancer or substance use disorder." Something that Meghan did not point out in her own letter but which was mentioned in other reports on this issue,  is that workers who do currently have access to paid leave in the U.S. are disproportionately the higher-paid employees at large companies and that Black and Latino workers are likely not to have access to the benefit. Please keep listening for future podcasts on all things Meghan, Harry, Archie and Lili. You can reach out to me though my blog at https://www.kindthoughtsformeghanmarkle.com/ and on twitter https://twitter.com/JeanetteSongolo

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2699 - Artificial Intelligence: The Technology of Extraction w/ Kate Crawford

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 76:10


Sam and Emma host Kate Crawford, Research Professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg, to discuss her recent book Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence, on our relationship with big tech, and the concept of the AI industry as a continuation of the extractive practices and power dynamics in the workplace that we have been building for centuries. They start off with a discussion on how Professor Crawford got into AI, and how her perspective on it has changed, from the view of the industry as one defined by algorithmic capacity and data infrastructure to an industry of extraction and exploitation, jump-started by diving into the stages of production from lithium mines to Amazon fulfillment warehouses to labs. Getting into the abstraction and depoliticization of artificial intelligence, Professor Crawford explores how Big Tech has become perhaps the most concentrated industry since the railroads, hiding behind an ideology of technocratic utopianism that has built a fear of regulation, a consolidation of power, and a growing perspective that it is essential to our way of life. Next, she, Emma, and Sam dive into the relationship between AI and labor practices, looking at the hyper “efficiency” created by workplace algorithms (e.g. at Amazon warehouses) as a revolutionary progression of Frederick Taylor's factory ideology, and exploring how this disembodied management serves to hamper organizing, particularly with the effect of the bias to believe technology. They then move onto the importance of highlighting the overlap of the surveillance state and corporate surveillance, this creation of a multi-headed hydra, and why the American public only sees the state as a threat, before expanding on the surveillance apparatus are already working to reinforce power structures that have exceeded regulation, looking particularly at the Police state and counter-terrorism measures. They wrap up the interview by discussing the future of regulation in the industry and the impact anti-trust measures could have (and why that won't be enough). Sam and Emma read some Majority Reporter updates on the mass unionization efforts going on in the US, and discuss Manchin's posturing with Bernie (physically). And in the Fun Half: Nomiki Konst joins Sam and Emma as they cover the New York democratic machine getting blindsided by a democratic socialist woman of color taking on an established incumbent, inspiring Chuck Schumer to take a break from politics, Chris Leal for TX House District #114 gives some updates on his campaign, and the MR crew discusses the judgments of Meghan McCain in the workplace for simply acting the part she's paid for. They also cover the silencing of Bari Weiss with her free airtime on CNN, Dan Bongino's poor connection in the Glenn Greenwald telephone game, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. 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RealClearPolitics Takeaway
How Trustworthy Are American Elections? Elliot Ackerman Joins the Discussion on Restoring Faith in The Electoral Process

RealClearPolitics Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 37:14


Next week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to send a new voting rights bill to the Senate Floor. It is the latest attempt to “fix” the American electoral process, and it raises questions about what is exactly wrong, what can be done to improve faith in election results, and who wins and who loses from changing the way we vote. One thing we do know is that a lot of Americans don't trust election results. A Gallup poll from 2020 shows that only forty percent of Americans say they are confident in the honesty of US elections. Only one-third of Republican voters believe that the 2020 presidential election was “free and fair,” and after the 2016 contest, 28 percent of Democrats expressed skepticism that the votes had been counted accurately. So how bad is it? Are elections truly untrustworthy or is this a perception problem borne of political opportunism – where if you don't like the results, you attack the referee? RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan, senior elections analyst Sean Trende, and Elliot Ackerman, author of “2034: A Novel of the Next Word War,” co-written with Admiral James Stavridis, join Andrew Walworth on today's RealClearPolitics Takeaway podcast.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - October 14, 2021

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 116:23


Listen to our archived episodes: RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash * David Waldman and Greg Dworkin have a million things to share with you today, and about a thousand links with me... Bill Shatner's still trending, forcing David to reveal that he is not a “Star Trek nerd” (Like we didn't guess that when he claimed that “Star Trek ships went everywhere at ‘maximum warp'...” SMH) That doesn't mean David's not willing to put in some effort though, especially when there's charts and statistics involved. Meanwhile, the January 6 Committee announced that they are subpoenaing Jeffrey Clark, a Trump plotter if there ever was one, and promised to hang tough on contempt charges, and maybe send some marshals to tase Steve KG Bannon. Who says Christmas is canceled? Of course, there are people saying that. Those people are kind of dumb, or at least forgetful. Joe Biden will run ports 24/7 to fix supply chain problems, and there will be more complexities to address, notably by those paying shit. The pandemic is also slowing things up, here and around the world, but more importantly it is still killing people. Quite a few will be killed in the name of freedom, which is just the way the GQP likes it, especially lately. It wouldn't surprise Republicans to know that mandates work, what matters is they just don't work for them. The FDA is meeting on booster shots. Joe says smarten up and get vaccinated. Marjorie TP Greene and Joe Rogan support the Republican vaccine, Ivermectin. It's not just COVID-19. Republicans have a big tent for morons of all stripes. A man killed 5 people in Norway with a bow and arrow, but Lauren Boebert is certain he would've done better in the US. Michelle Steele wants to get rid of those ships ruining her view of the Pacific. Scott Pio wants all boats out of the ocean… just a thought… Islands are even bigger, so let's move those onshore also. Trump ralliers pledge allegiance to the insurrection. Donald Trump doesn't actually need people that dumb to succeed. People have been plenty dumb enough for him all along. The NRCC noted a a 74% increase in dumbasses just this quarter however. (A&TT will be sad to see them leave.) Texas finally smoked out their last intelligent Republican. In Tennessee, if you show enough bigotry and hypocrisy, you might just slide. Still, not enough people want Donald Trump to run again in 2024 for him to actually get elected, but there's plenty enough if voting doesn't matter anymore. In Virginia, Glenn Trumpkin wants his Trump love on the DL, but Donald keeps sending flowers. Chuck Schumer will file cloture on a bill to overhaul voting laws, cutting loose pesky Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, who seem pretty awful until you look across the aisle. 

American Ground Radio
American Ground Radio 10.08.21 Full Show

American Ground Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 39:03


This is the full show for October 8, 2021. Off the Top, Louis and Stephen talk about Chuck Schumer's call for keeping people from rising above the middle class in America. We Ask the Mamas what they would do if a bus driver constantly yelled at their kids. In Digging Deep, we look at why Americans' trust in Big Media continues to fall. Plus, it's Fake News Friday and we finish off with story about a search for a father's missing ashes that will have you saying, "Whoa!"

Brad and Britt Cast
Can't Read My...Can't Read My...Pizza Face

Brad and Britt Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 48:20


Support us by shopping at our Amazon store: Shop.BradandBritt.com Allen West and the art of being an asshole, Mitch McConnell gets his feelings hurt by Chuck Schumer, Donald Trump rocks on with The Big Lie and Chuck Grassley is right there with him, both Republicans and Democrats warm to the idea of secession Donate via PayPal: @bradandbritt Venmo: @BBCast Cash App: $bdub336

Heartland POD
19th Century Roller Coasters, Education, & Turtles

Heartland POD

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 92:04


Heartland POD for October 11, 2021 Opening Statement - 1 min 49 secLet's Have a Chat - 5 min 40 secTalkin' Politics - 41 min 30 sec

Power Line
E282. The Three Whisky Happy Hour: What's In the News Today, Oh Boy!

Power Line

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 67:03


This week’s episode is sans-guests and sans-metaphysics, as Lucretia and Steve kick around the news of the week, which is a mix of the usual ominous portents from Washington, along with some evidence that Democrats are in free-fall with the public. First up is a look at the egregious Department of Justice letter identifying parents protesting at local school board meetings as a threat to the regime (in an ironic way, the DoJ is right!), wondering just what the federal question under the law is, and noting how this step certifies the open contempt Washington has for local self-government (thank you for your candor Terry McAuliffe!). Then we look at the Ezra Klein NY Times article about Democratic data-maven David Shor, who is trying to warn Democrats that the public is swifty turning against them. Steve offers some historical perspective to show how insane Democrats are in thinking they can govern the country as though they had the same kind of huge and durable majorities that FDR and LBJ had once upon a time. And this leads into another of our friendly arguments about how to judge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who Steve thinks has performed brilliantly in dividing House Democrats and showing that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are actually terrible political strategists, while Lucretia is naturally less enamored of this thesis. And finally, a Lucretia shout out to Andrew Klavan’s new article in City Journal on what lies at the heart of our political divisions of the moment, and what is necessary to fix it. Exit music this week is “What’s In the News” by MacMillan, Bell, and Alexander.

Politics Done Right
Schumer slams GOP on debt ceiling as Manchin continues his DINO. BIPOC art & culture grants.

Politics Done Right

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 57:17


Sen. Schumer blasted Republicans on the Senate floor to Manchin's chagrin. Sixto Wagan discusses BIPOC grants in Art and Culture. Sixto Wagan is the Project Director for the BIPOC Arts Network and Fund. He leads BANF along with a seven-member Steering Committee and a nine-member Accountability and Advisory Council made up of a diverse group of artists, curators, scholars, organizational leaders, and foundation partners, who guide goals and priorities. Bernie Sanders goes ballistic on Joe Manchin. Stop holding Prez, 48 Senators, & Americans hostage. Senator Chuck Schumer would have none of it. He called out Republicans on the Senate floor. Of course, our favorite DINO was upset that Schumer went to the floor with the truth. I never heard Manchin call out McConnell as he lied on the floor. --- If you like what we do please do the following! Most Independent Media outlets continue to struggle to raise the funds they need to operate much like the smaller outlets like Politics Done Right SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel here. LIKE our Facebook Page here. Share our blogs, podcasts, and videos. Get our books here. Become a YouTube PDR Posse Member here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Patreon here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Facebook here. Consider providing a contribution here. Please consider supporting our GoFundMe equipment fund here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support

TARABUSTER with Tara Devlin
TARABUSTER Weekday: Joe Manchin is the Patron Saint of the Entitled

TARABUSTER with Tara Devlin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 118:52


Another day in the United States of Serfs and Lords. Joe Manchin is very upset that Chuck Schumer wasn't sufficiently effusive to Republocons destroying America. Beverly Hills Anti-Vaxxer Scream at School Kids Vaccines Are ‘Rape' AT&T funds rightwing channel One America News We discuss the madness. _________ Frustrated enough about government policy to want to do something about it? Join "Shaping Progress," the organization founded by Tarabuster's millennial corresponded Mark Middlestaedt. Check out Shaping Progress here: https://linktr.ee/shapingprogress Subscribe to Mark's Shaping Progress show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfP4yRO4CNM _________ JOIN ROKFIN to ACCESS EXCLUSIVE TARABUSTER CONTENT AS WELL AS SOME MORE GREAT LIBERAL TALKERS - INCLUDING RON PLACONE, JIMMY DORE, LEE CAMP, GRAHAM ELWOOD AND MORE! https://rokfin.com/tarabuster BECOME A "TARABUSTER" PATRON: www.patreon.com/taradevlin Join the Tarabuster community on Discord too!! https://discord.gg/PRYDBx8 Buy some Resistance Merch and help support our progressive work! http://tarabustermerch.com/ Donate to Tarabuster: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/taradacktyl We discuss the madness. __________ Help our friend Robyn Kincaid get oral surgery before it gets worse. F this country, I know. http://gofundbob.com/ _________

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
Democrats are Fighting over the Debt Ceiling Messaging

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 8:58


It's the end of a long week on Capitol Hill. And while lawmakers managed to pass a short term debt limit suspension, it is not a long term solution. We are now 56 days away from the next deadline. Meanwhile, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) are publicly at odds over the messaging behind the debt ceiling.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2692 - What Chuck Schumer Won't Get About McConnell's GOP: Shamelessness Is Their Superpower w/ Heather Digby Parton & Judy Gold

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 100:09


It's Casual Friday! Sam hosts Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon and proprietor of the Hullaballoo blog, to wrap up the week in news. Sam and Digby jump right into the completely meaningless victory of the debt ceiling raise that Schumer and Dem leaders are pushing in the hopes to overshadow the complete stall out of Biden's Build Back Better agenda, with the only real political result being another one of countless Republican hissy fits over how Democrats treat them. However, they also cover what we learned from the debt ceiling “fight,” including Biden finally admitting the filibuster is dead weight while Manchin is willing to completely bullshit to protect it, and take a step back to discuss the complete ineptitude of Schumer and Democratic leadership in failing to find a single way to sway Manchin or Sinema to the point that “fringe” politician Bernie Sanders has had to step in. They also touch on the generally undemocratic nature of the Senate and how that emphasizes the dire and impending need for Democrats to do literally anything for Americans in need with an impending midterm. Next, they jump to the unabashed good that is bullying Senators who put their feelings ahead of their constituents, before they take on the recent leak regarding Donald Trump's attempted coup through the DOJ, as well as the Republican Party's unsurprising brush off of the reveal of this murder-suicide pact. Sam also dives in with the MR team on the Democratic Leaderships' self-congratulations for this punt of a vote, as well as touching on vaccination and vaccine approval updates. In the second half: Sam is joined by Judy Gold, host of the Kill Me Now podcast! Sam and Judy touch on all of Today's most central political issues, such as the quality of a Peloton membership, and Judy talks about the return of the comedy world under COVID (both in-person and via zoom). And in the Fun Half: The MR Team also discusses the continued judicial corruption in Steven Donziger's case against Chevron, Sam gives a lesson on the debt ceiling, and they chat about the Right's response to the DOJ probe into threats against school board members enforcing mask use, including Fox & Friends' call for the ever easy financial decision to switch to private schooling. They also admire Vernon Jones, whoever that is, defending himself against Stew Peters, whoever THAT is, regarding past anti-white discrimination, plus, your IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. And now Sunset Lake CBD has donated $2500 to the Nurses strike fund, and we encourage MR listeners to help if they can. Here's a link to where folks can donate: https://forms.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Tushy: Hello Tushy cleans your butt with a precise stream of fresh water for just $79. It attaches to your existing toilet – requires NO electricity or additional plumbing – and cuts toilet paper use by 80% – so the Hello Tushy bidet pays for itself in a few months. Go to hellotushy.com/majority to get 10% off today! Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Judy's LinkTree here.

Larry Conners USA
Progressives Want More, More, More / 1PM LC-USA 10–8-21

Larry Conners USA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 46:08


Friday, October 7th, 2021, Larry Conners addresses Chuck Schumer on the floor yesterday, praising himself for raising the debt ceiling, also blaming conservatives for trying to block the “inevitable.” With America becoming more progressive with more taxes, inflation has is hitting an all-time high. Gas prices are at a seven year high and President Biden [...] The post Progressives Want More, More, More / 1PM LC-USA 10–8-21 appeared first on Larry Conners USA.

The Charlie Kirk Show
McConnell Caves, Schumer Wins, America Loses

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 39:23


With yet another disappointing, yet unsurprising betrayal from our "Republican" "Leaders" in Washington DC, Chuck Schumer delivers a massive win to Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and the entire regime with a two month lifeline on debt ceiling negotiations. Charlie walks through the battle of political will being waged every day in Washington and begs the question: why does our side continue to lose every single time? He goes through and names names and calls for all 11 GOP Senators who sided with Schumer to be held accountable by We The People. And as all of that unfolds stateside, Charlie turns his attention to the unfolding situation in Taiwan and offers an update on the Regime-Sponsored crisis in Afghanistan before tying it all together with Joe Biden's incredible weakness in enacting effective, America-First policy at home and abroad. Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/support See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Dale Jackson Show
Dale, LT, Prince William, and callers discuss Sen. Shelby's vote with Chuck Schumer to raise the debt ceiling limit - 10-8-21

The Dale Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 19:15


The Vince Coakley Radio Program
The Vince Coakley Radio Program 10-8 Hour 1

The Vince Coakley Radio Program

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 32:44


In hour 1, Vince talks about Chuck Schumer's comments on Republicans See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

POLITICO's Nerdcast
Push it to the (debt) limit

POLITICO's Nerdcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 25:21


What actually happens if the nation defaults on its debt? Planes fall out of the sky, the streets run red with blood — OK, not literally. But the reality could be economic catastrophe: "Market chaos, economic chaos, all for absolutely no good reason," explains POLITICO's Ben White. After a week of debt-ceiling drama in D.C., Ben joins Playbook co-author Eugene Daniels to unpack the partisan fights, doomsday hypotheticals and one of the most absurd twists so far: a trillion-dollar coin. Eugene Daniels is a co-author of POLITICO Playbook. Ben White is chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Carlos Mucha is an attorney who popularized the idea of minting a trillion-dollar coin. Adrienne Hurst is a producer for POLITICO audio. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is senior producer for POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
A Debt Agreement is a Debt Deferred

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 9:23


We have an agreement to raise the debt ceiling...Yay? Boyd looks at the deal struck in Washington, the political theatre around it, and sounds the alarm again about kicking the can down the road. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Hartmann Report
WHAT ABOUT THE TREASURY COIN $1 TRILLION SCHEME?

The Hartmann Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 58:24


National Progressive Town-Hall Meeting with WI Representative Mark Pocan and listener calls. Also Economics Professor Richard Wolff explores strategies of the Federal Reserve and US Treasury to keep the country from defaulting.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing
Oct. 6, 2021: What's Chuck's Plan B?

POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 4:45


Republicans are set to filibuster Democrats' latest bid to raise the debt ceiling today, just as Mitch McConnell has been saying they'd do since this summer. What is Chuck Schumer's Plan B? The majority leader, a political animal to his core, never passes up an opportunity to put the GOP on record on issues he thinks make Republicans look hypocritical. But privately, many Democrats acknowledge this isn't going to get them out of the pickle they're in because McConnell is seemingly impervious to shame — and Dems are running out of time. Take the POLITICO Podcast Listener Survey Raghu Manavalan is the host of POLITICO's Playbook. Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio.

Watching the Watchers with Robert Gruler Esq.
Garland's FBI in Schools, Feds Prepare Trillion Dollar Coin, Kyle Rittenhouse October Motions

Watching the Watchers with Robert Gruler Esq.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 115:14


President Biden's Attorney General Merrick Garland drafts memo authorizing the FBI and other federal agencies to more closely monitor parents at school board meetings. Officials warn of a forthcoming debt default as President Biden and Congressional Democrats scramble to raise the debt limit while considering printing a trillion-dollar coin. Kyle Rittenhouse appeared in Court today for a final motions hearing prior to the November trial, and we review what happened. And more! Including:​

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Facebook Suffers Outage As Company Comes Under Fire

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 38:56


President Joe Biden says that a debt default "would take our economy over a cliff." The United States is barreling towards a debt default as congress deadlocks and experts warn of an economic catastrophe. Biden says that he can't guarantee that a debt limit disaster will be averted and "that's up to Mitch McConnell." Biden also slams "hypocritical, dangerous and disgraceful" congressional Republicans amid the debt limit standoff. Biden has met with the progressives as Democrats scramble to rescue his agenda from the brink.  Sen. Chuck Schumer says that the Senate "must get a bill to the president's desk" extending the debt ceiling by the end of the week. Manchin says that "they shouldn't rule out anything, we just can't let the debt ceiling lapse" and "the filibuster has nothing to do with the debt ceiling." Facebook, along with Instagram and Whatsapp, suffer an outage as the company comes under fire. As Facebook reels amid a major platform outage, a bombshell whistleblower report is alleging a possible cover up. The whistleblower is alleging that Facebook has buried evidence of platforms spreading hatred, violence and misinformation. The whistleblower also alleges that Facebook prioritized profit over public good.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

TRICHOMES Morning Buzz
Sen. Schumer Says Senators Will Block Cannabis Banking Reform Until Federal Prohibition Ends

TRICHOMES Morning Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 4:01


Today in cannabis news: A major U.S. House panel passes a proposal for the second time to eliminate the federal prohibition on cannabis; Sen. Chuck Schumer claims that prominent senators have reached an “agreement” not to push for cannabis banking reform until federal prohibition ends; and as more states legalize the plant, excessive cannabis consumption incidents amongst canines are on the rise, according to the ASPCA. It's Monday, October 4 and TRICHOMES.com is bringing you the top cannabis news from around the web. You can also listen on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify–search TRICHOMES and subscribe!

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - September 30, 2021

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 116:00


Listen to our archived episodes: RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash * Greg Dworkin has another big raft o' stories ™ for today's KITM, and as always, accompanied by David Waldman's expert and insightful nattering. With hours to spare, Chuck Schumer says he's ready to move forward if everyone else is, avoiding today's crash by moving it a few weeks away. The smoke-filled room for this negotiation was of course, the annual Congressional Baseball Game. (Which ended with a FAKE score.) Ah, it's a tale as old as time, or at least a hundred years. Check out your Congressional Research Service for more details. Democrats are split on everything, because that's how they roll. Republicans are as usual, split on rationales for obstruction. Unfortunately, good policies and popular choices don't win elections. Kyrsten Sinema laughs at her constituents, while voters and supporters abandon her, but what does she care?  This sort of thing would never happen in Canada! It's not too late, let's be Canada! They're great! Unless you're indigenous, then they're about the same. You know what else we've been doing for a long time? Vaccine mandates. We've had mandates for as long as we've had scofflaws, and visa-versa. A kick in the pants is all a lot of them really need. Vaccine mandates work, because people just want to live a normal life again and not worry about getting sick and dying. They'll thank Joe later. Republicans are feeling a lot more forgiving about January 6th lately. The news can barely remember that far back. The law will remember longer. Corey Lewandowski is every bit the skeeze you'd picture him to be, unless you're Kristi Noem or something. King skeeze, Donald Trump, asked Stephanie Grisham's boyfriend if she was "good in bed”, about the time he was assuring her that his penis was totally normal.

Welcome To The Party
Chuck Schumer & A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Senate

Welcome To The Party

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 34:42


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joins DNC Chair Jaime Harrison to share his perspective on how Democrats in the Senate are working to deliver on the Biden agenda. Then, Jaime talks with Michigan Lieutenant Governor and Chair of the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association, Garlin Gilchrist II, about the role Lieutenant Governors play in our elections and more. Please rate and subscribe to "Welcome to the Party"!

Let's Get After it with Chris Cuomo
Dems hold their fate in their own hands....

Let's Get After it with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 32:09


On todays episode, a beat on the GOP opposition to raising the debt ceiling and the Dems C.R. solution on the budget, after which Chris and Vick go through the Socratic exercise of what the infrastructure negotiations are about. Do these machinations matter to you?  Is Biden going to get bruised here? What is the problem? And who is the problem?Progressives  or moderates? Manchin and/or Sinema? Schumer or McConnell? Pelosi or McCarthy?Also,  A Closer Look: at the genius of The White Stripes and on an unfair headline decrying that Joe Manchin is rejecting Nancy Pelosi's call for a deal. 

Deadline: White House
"Looking for a fight to pick"

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 92:22


Nicolle Wallace discusses Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley testifying on Capitol Hill. Plus, Mitch McConnell blocks Chuck Schumer's attempt to raise the debt ceiling, the chairman of the January 6th select committee says to expect more subpoenas, New York healthcare workers get vaccinated before the mandate goes into effect, new accounts of how Trump wanted to get along with Putin, President Obama breaks ground on his presidential center in Chicago, and the scramble in Texas after Trump called for an audit of their ballots. Joined by: Robert Costa, Courtney Kube, Rick Stengel, Rep. Jim Himes, Jackie Alemany, Nick Confessore, Helene Cooper, Jeremy Bash, Mark Jacobson, Charlie Sykes, Shaquille Brewster, and Eddie Glaude

Bernie and Sid
Bye Bye Broadway | 09-28-21

Bernie and Sid

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 159:00


Bernie & Sid in the Morning kicks off your Tuesday by bashing the Tony Awards for pedaling a woke leftist agenda and imploring that people get vaccinated, or else. You know the world has completely been flipped upside down when Chuck Schumer is being praised as someone who is good at their job. The boys denounce Schumer and his pumping of money into the return of Broadway when the industry didn't really need the money at all. They also claim that if there is risk involved in anything, especially a vaccine, then the people should have a choice when it comes to the matter of taking it or not taking it. It's safe to say that unless someone will be paying for their tickets, Bernie & Sid will not be attending a Broadway production any time soon. Also in the news, Australia has completely been turned into a police state with citizens getting apprehended just steps outside of their homes for not wearing a mask. Even some of the officers involved in these incidents know that what they are doing is wrong, but alas this is what the world has come to. Also, apparently its "trans-phobic" for not wanting your 9-year old daughter to spend her summer nights in a camp bunk with a boy who claims to identify as a girl. "Real Housewives" star Bethenny Frankel takes to her podcast to explain how her little girl experienced such a scenario, with the boy using his transgender excuse to spend his nights in the girls bunk so he can make-out with them after dark. Bo Dietl joins the program like he does every Tuesday to explain how nearly no one showed up to the Mass service dedicated to the 13 Marine lives that were lost in Afghanistan, and model Stefania Brunettiis joins the gentlemen in the 9 o'clock hour to discuss her American dream story and the fashion event that she'll be hosting this evening. As is the case every day, make sure you don't miss today's installments of Lidia Reports and The Peerless Boilers Beat Bernie Contest.

POLITICO Dispatch
Two senators on their fight against military sexual assault

POLITICO Dispatch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 13:33


Playbook's Rachael Bade talks with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Joni Ernst about their bipartisan effort to overhaul the way the military handles sexual assault. Plus, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defends his state's audit of the 2020 election. And Pfizer's CEO argues that first shots and boosters can be distributed simultaneously. Rachael Bade is a co-author of POLITICO Playbook. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Women Rule: Ending Sexual Assault in the Military Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - Septemer 23, 2021

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 115:57


Listen to our archived episodes: RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash * David Waldman is still a little under the weather, but also now a little under the influence, OTC-wise, balancing out the entertainment levels in today's KITM-NFT. Greg Dworkin calls in, allowing David valuable tea-sipping time. Winter is coming, which will increase the chances of transmitting, and being transmitted COVID. On the other hand, some projections show the pandemic declining. Unfortunately, the risk of being assaulted by an a pro-pandemic maniac keep increasing. The solution to that, and many related issues, won't be coming from science. Trump-fueled violence of all kinds isn't over yet. The good news is that Donald Trump might be over soon. Longtime Gop operatives have finally been charged with funneling rubles to Donald. Federal prosecutors have waited until the last moment to charge Trump, which ends up being the best moment. Speaking of Russia, John Durham was sent out to avenge Donald Trump's honor, and as expected, didn't come back with much. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi announced that they have a framework for their infrastructure package, surprising Democrats. Some plan is better than none at all, which is usually the plan. Moderates always want the status quo, which no one is offering anymore. Republican or Democrat, if you want democracy, there's only one ticket. Zut alors! Is this lover's spat between France and us, our fault or theirs? You really can't fault Australia for wandering, after how they've been treated.

Drew Berquist Live
Kamala Harris Calls For Investigation Into...Herself? | Joe Biden Embarrasses At The UN | Ep 256

Drew Berquist Live

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 32:10


As the situation at the border - that the Biden Harris administration created - spirals out of control, Kamala Harris is now calling for an investigation. But isn't she in charge of the border? Plus, Chuck Schumer blames Trump for border and calls on Americans to let all the Haitians in. Finally, enjoy a montage of Joe Biden embarrassing himself and America at the U.N. Help Drew's Translator Shafi Get Assimilated in America! https://givesendgo.com/shafi LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. **Donate directly to Drew and the show and be mentioned as a producer**: https://www.drewberquist.com/support/ Partner Links: Visit our friends at https://www.thinbluelinetv.com/ to get great news commentary and content on our nation's law enforcement community. Show Sponsors and Fan Discounts: My Pillow - Get the best night's sleep of your life and save! Use Promo Code DREW to save up to 66% off your purchase at https://MyPillow.com Mammoth Nation Become a member and save at https://mammothnation.com/ UFM Underwear Visit https://ufmunderwear.com/ and Use Promo Code DREW to receive $6 off! Red Beach Nation Whether you live at the beach, are traveling to one or just want to imagine yourself there…Red Beach's comfy patriotic apparel is sure to lift your spirits. Use promo code DREW and save 10% at https://RedBeachNation.com

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2679 - The Standoff Congressional Dems Face w/ Reconciliation, Infrastructure

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 70:22


Sam and Emma tackle a huge last week in news, as well as what's coming down the pike in Congress, the courts, and more. They also speak with Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA), to discuss NYTWA's new debt forgiveness campaign for Medallion cab drivers. Bhairavi, Sam, and Emma dive into the recent conflict around the NYC taxi company Medallion, and how after decades of the city inflating the price, making hundreds of millions, while capitalizing particularly on immigrants taking out loans, the city helped bolster Uber and Lyft's unregulated takeover of the market, with some officials even going to work for them following their job in government. Next, they take on how COVID, in particular, created a massive impending problem for Medallion taxi cab drivers, who average $550,000 in debt, which is compounded by the floundering of city policy in effectively handling this, and what the NYTWA's recent protests have entailed, as well as what they're fighting for. Emma and Sam also cover developments in a few longstanding strikes, including the St. Vincent nurses, the United Mine Workers of America strike in Alabama, and the IATSE strike among some production unions, before touching on how Biden's administration has capitalized on pre-existing Trump immigration policy with the use of Title 42. They also look forward to what progression we can see over the next couple of weeks when it comes to the bipartisan infrastructure bill and reconciliation, touching on how Democrats could ensure the raising of the debt ceiling, what Pelosi's September 27th commitment means for reconciliation, and how the recent double backing by corporate Dems could affect what policy survives the next six days. Lastly, they touch on another democratic cop-out as Chuck Schumer hides behind the parliamentarian and the Democrats' relationship to immigration policy. And in the Fun Half: Jacob from Alabama talks unions and Hurricane Ida recovery, Gregory from Oklahoma gives some updates on both his candidacy and his main opponent in his upcoming election, and the MR crew walks through the step by step one-man show that was the blueprint for Pence's election overturn attempt. They also talk COVID updates, dive into the absurdities of Sam Harris, Joseph from Massachusetts grants Sam the unfortunate knowledge of who Logan Paul is, and Tulsi Gabbard joins Tucker to potentially nobody's pleasure, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: MySolarNerd.com: There are a lot of homeowners that aren't aware of the solar options currently available. It is now possible to retrofit a home with solar panels for no money down. Most homeowners that switch over to solar see significant savings starting in their first year. This is possible thanks to the Solar Investor Tax Credit (going away soon). 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The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

In this episode, Dinesh makes the case for special counsel John Durham going beyond Democratic lawyer Michael Sussman and focusing on the head of the snake, Hillary Clinton.  Why the Senate parliamentarian frustrated Chuck Schumer's sneaky attempt to put a million illegals on a shortcut to citizenship.  Dinesh reveals his plan to personally sue a Texas abortion doctor who admits performing illegal abortions in the state. Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, joins Dinesh to talk about his role in the movie "Nothing But the Truth."   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Betches Sup Podcast
#556 Afternoon Tea With Emily Amick

The Betches Sup Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 49:28


On this episode of Afternoon Tea, Sami is joined by Emily Amick, who you may know as the face behind the viral political instagram account @EmilyinYourPhone and the co-host of the We've Got Issues podcast. To start, Emily shares her background, including being a former Counsel to Senator Chuck Schumer, working as a lawyer representing victims of terrorism, and now being an internet personality. Next, they chat about the state of the Democratic Party, how she would grade them so far, and what we could possibly do about Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. Then, Emily shares her thoughts on the filibuster, before closing with some her frustrations about the way politics is covered these days. You can subscribe to Emily's podcast, We've Got Issues on Apple and Spotify.

The Gerry Callahan Podcast
Fauci Connected To Covid Creation, Chuck Schumer Uses Drowned New Yorkers To Fight Climate Change, Todd McShay Steps Away

The Gerry Callahan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 65:17


Fauci Connected To Covid Creation, Chuck Schumer Uses Drowned New Yorkers To Fight Climate Change, Todd McShay Steps Away

The Debrief with Major Garrett
20 Years Later: Major's Experience Covering the 9/11 Attacks

The Debrief with Major Garrett

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 6:18


In this mini-Debrief episode, Major reflects on his experience covering the September 11th, 2001 attacks as a member of President George W. Bush's travelling press pool, and the impact of 9/11 on American society and politics. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Ben Shapiro Show
Ep. 1324 - Joe Biden Is Not Competent In Any Sense

The Ben Shapiro Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 47:41


Chuck Schumer dances as Americans are stuck in Kabul; the Biden administration has no good answers to just why Biden is disconnected from reality; and ISIS is on the rise again. Check out Debunked. Where Ben Shapiro exposes leftist fallacies in 15 minutes or less. Watch the full season available only on The Daily Wire: utm.io/uc9er  My new book, 'The Authoritarian Moment: How the Left Weaponized America's Institutions Against Dissent,' is now available! Secure your copy here: https://utm.io/udsnA Or get a signed copy for only $30: https://utm.io/udAtM Subscribe to Morning Wire, Daily Wire's new morning news podcast, and get the facts first on the news you need to know: https://utm.io/udyIF