For MLK Day, scholar host Benny Klein '24 interviews Wendell McCain '92, the son of activist Franklin McCain of the Greensboro Four. Wendell shares about what it was like to grow up around one of the leaders of the civil rights movement and the lessons he learned from his father about pursuing justice. He also talks about his journey through the financial world and how he's found ways to support and uplift those around him. Wendell is the chair and CEO of Onset Capital Partners, a global asset management firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The alumnus received his bachelor's degree in economics from UNC–Chapel Hill, followed by an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. This is the first episode hosted by Benny Klein '24 and produced by Lia Salvatierra '24 of the Morehead-Cain Scholar Media Team. In his new series, Benny speaks with Morehead-Cain Alumni about how they've been able to balance their career aspirations while creating a positive impact on the world. Music creditsThis episode features songs by Nicholas Byrne '19 of Arts + Crafts and Scott Hallyburton '22, guitarist of the band South of the Soul. How to listenOn your mobile device, you can listen and subscribe to Catalyze on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. For any other podcast app, you can find the show using our RSS feed.Catalyze is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll for the Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States and located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can let us know what you thought of the episode by finding us on Twitter or Instagram at @moreheadcain or you can email us at email@example.com.
Since the beginning of December, news outlets around the world have been covering a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this episode, get the full back story on the civil war that has been raging in Ukraine since 2014, learn what role our government has played in the conflict, and hear Victoria Nuland - one of the highest ranking officials in the Biden administration's State Department - testify to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee about the Biden administration's plans if Russia decides to use its military to invade Ukraine. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD231: Lights Out: What Happened in Texas? CD229: Target Belarus CD206: Impeachment: The Evidence CD186: National Endowment for Democracy CD167: Combating Russia (NDAA 2018) LIVE CD156: Sanctions – Russia, North Korea & Iran CD068: Ukraine Aid Bill CD067: What Do We Want In Ukraine? CD024: Let's Gut the STOCK Act Articles, Documents, and Websites Conflicted Congress. Insider. TurkStream. “Project: The Turkstream Pipeline.” Western Balkans Investment Framework. “Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline (IAP) Project Financing.” Amber Infrastructure Group. “About Us: Our People.” Three Seas. “Three Seas Story.” Three Seas. “Priority Projects.” State Property Fund of Ukraine. “Large Privatization.” State Property Fund of Ukraine. “How to buy.” State Property Fund of Ukraine. “Ukrainian Government Assets for Sale.” Stephanie. 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Updated May 9, 2014. “How William Hague Deceived the House of Commons on Ukraine.” HuffPost. US Energy Information Administration. March 15, 2014. “16% of Natural Gas Consumed in Europe Flows Through Ukraine.” Energy Central. Robert Parry. February 27, 2014. “Cheering a ‘Democratic' Coup in Ukraine.” Common Dreams. “Ukraine crisis: Transcript of leaked Nuland-Pyatt call.” February 7, 2014. BBC News. Adam Taylor. December 16, 2013. “John McCain Went To Ukraine And Stood On Stage With A Man Accused Of Being An Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi.” Insider. Brian Whelan. December 16, 2013. “Far-right group at heart of Ukraine protests meet US senator.” Channel 4 News. Guardian staff and agencies. December 15, 2013. “John McCain tells Ukraine protesters: 'We are here to support your just cause.'” The Guardian. International Monetary Fund (IMF). October 31, 2013. “Statement by IMF Mission to Ukraine, Press Release No. 13/419.” Carl Gershman. September 26, 2013. “Former Soviet States Stand Up to Russia. Will the U.S.?” The Washington Post. Amanda Winkler. November 14, 2011. “'60 Minutes' Exposes Congressional Insider Trading.” The Christian Post. Images USAID and Ukraine Privatization Fund Bills S.1605 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] Audio Sources President Biden White House Departure December 8, 2021 President Biden briefly stopped and spoke with reporters as he departed the White House for an event in Kansas City, Missouri. He began by addressing the Omicron variant, saying that the Pfizer vaccine is showing encouraging results against the COVID-19 variant. When asked about Russian President Putin and Ukraine, President Biden said if Putin were to invade Ukraine, there “will be severe consequences.” He went on to say that putting U.S. troops on the ground in Ukraine is currently “not in the cards.” close Report Video Issue Clips Biden: We hope by Friday, we're going to be able to say and announce to you that we're having meetings at a higher level, not just with us, but with at least four of our major NATO allies and Russia to discuss the future of Russia's concerns relative to NATO writ large. And whether or not we can work out any accommodations as it relates to bringing down the temperature along the eastern front. Biden: We have a moral obligation and a legal obligation to our NATO allies if they were to attack under Article Five, it's a sacred obligation. That obligation does not extend to NATO, I mean to Ukraine, but it would depend upon what the rest of the NATO countries were willing to do as well. But the idea of the United States is going to unilaterally use force to confront Russia invading Ukraine is not in the cards right now. Biden: Meeting with Putin. I was very straightforward. There were no minced words. It was polite, but I made it very clear, if in fact, he invades Ukraine, there will be severe consequences, severe consequences. Economic consequences, like none he's ever seen or ever had been seen in terms of ease and flows. He knows his immediate response was he understood that and I indicated I knew he would respond. But beyond that, if in fact, we would probably also be required to reinforce our presence in NATO countries to reassure particularly those on the Eastern Front. In addition to that, I made it clear that we would provide the defensive capability to the Ukrainians as well. Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward Russia Senate Committee on Foreign Relations December 7, 2021 Victoria Nuland, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S. policy toward Russia. She addressed President Biden's earlier call with Russian President Vladimir Putin and said that Russia would suffer severe consequences if it attacked Ukraine. Other topics included the use of sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine, the cooperation of NATO and U.S. allies, Russia's use of energy during conflict, and the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline 00:20 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): As we meet here today Russia is engaged in one of the most significant troop buildups that we have seen along Ukraine's border. To nyone paying attention, this looks like more than posturing, more than attention seeking. The Kremlin's actions clearly pose a real threat of war. 00:40 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I want to be crystal clear to those listening to this hearing in Moscow, Kiev and other capitals around the world. A Russian invasion will trigger devastating economic sanctions the likes of which we have never seen before. 00:59 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I proposed a suite of options last month in an amendment to the NDA. The Russian banking sector would be wiped out, sovereign debt would be blocked, Russia would be removed from the Swift payment system, sectoral sanctions would cripple the Russian economy. Putin himself as well as his inner circle would lose access to bank accounts in the West. Russia would effectively be cut off and isolated from the international economic system. Let me be clear, these are not run of the mill sanctions. What is being discussed is at the maximum end of the spectrum, or as I have called it the mother of all sanctions, and I hope that we can come together in a bipartisan way to find a legislative path forward soon, so that we can achieve that. 1:51 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): If Putin invades Ukraine the implications will be devastating for the Russian economy but also for the Russian people. 2:24 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): But is the Kremlin really ready to face a bloody, persistent and drawn out insurgency? How many body bags is Putin willing to accept? 6:03 Sen James Risch (R-ID): This is a clearly clearly bipartisan matter. 7:40 Victoria Nuland: First, let me review what we are seeing. Over the past six weeks, Russia has stepped up planning for potential further military action in Ukraine, positioning close to 100,000 troops around Ukraine's eastern and northern borders and from the south via the Crimean peninsula. Russian plans and positioning of assets also include the means to destabilize Ukraine from within, and an aggressive information operation and an attempt to undermine Ukrainian stability and social cohesion and to pin the blame for any potential escalation on Kiev, and on NATO nations including the United States. Russia's military and intelligence services are continuing to develop the capability to act decisively in Ukraine when ordered to do so, potentially in early 2022. The intended force, if fully mobilized, would be twice the size of what we saw last spring, including approximately 100 battalion tactical groups, or nearly all of Russia's ready ground forces based west of the Urals. We don't know whether President Putin has made a decision to attack Ukraine or to overthrow its government. But we do know he's building the capacity to do so. 10:42 Victoria Nuland: Since 2014 The United States has provided Ukraine with $2.4 billion in security assistance including $450 million this year alone 12:00 Victoria Nuland: Diplomacy remains the best route to settle the conflict in Donbas and address any other problems or grievances. The Minsk agreements offer the best basis for negotiations and the US is prepared to support a revived effort if the parties welcome that. 15:16 Victoria Nuland: You might have seen a press conference today that commission Chairwoman van der Laan gave in Brussels in which she made absolutely clear that the EU would also join in very consequential economic measures of the kind that they have not employed before. 23:26 Victoria Nuland: It's also important, I think, for President Putin to understand as the President conveyed to him today, that this will be different than it was in 2014. If he goes in you will recall then that our sanctions escalated somewhat gradually as he didn't stop moving. This time the intent is to make clear that the initial sanctions in response to any further aggressive moves in Ukraine will be extremely significant and isolating for Russia and for Russian business and for the Russian people. 24:51 Victoria Nuland: As you know, energy is the cash cow that enables these kinds of military deployments. So Putin needs the energy to flow as as much as the consumers need it. But more broadly, we have been counseling Europe for almost a decade now to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, including our opposition to Nord Stream 2 and our opposition to Nord Stream 1 and our opposition to to TurkStream and TurkStream 2 and to have come to find alternative sources of hydrocarbons but also to continue their efforts to go green and end their dependencies. 30:55 Sen. Todd Young (R-IN): President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov have repeatedly indicated that they seek to deny any potential path to NATO membership for Ukraine and other Eastern European countries. Does the administration view this demand is a valid issue for negotiation? Victoria Nuland: No we do not and President Biden made that point crystal clear to President Putin today that the issue of who joins NATO is an issue for NATO to decide it's an issue for applicant countries to decide that no other outside power will or may have a veto or a vote in those decisions. 32:22 Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Senator Portman and I offered an amendment to this year's NDAA in that vein to increase military assistance and raise the amount of assistance that could go to lethal weapons. 33:21 Victoria Nuland: But we will not be shy about coming to you as we as we need support and the bipartisan spirit here is really gratifying. 34:08 Victoria Nuland: At the NATO ministerial last week, there was a commitment among allies that we needed more advice and more options from our NATO military authorities with regard to the consequences of any move by Russia deeper into Ukraine and what that would mean for the eastern edge of the alliance and what it would mean about our need to be more forward deployed in the east. 34:44 Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Belarus now that it is seems to be totally within Russia's control also presents another front for the potential for Russia to invade Ukraine. Can you speak to whether we view what's happening in Belarus in that way? I know that Ukrainians view it that way because we heard that when we were in Halifax for the international security forum and met with some Ukrainian officials. Victoria Nuland: Well, as as you know, Senator, the situation in Belarus is just tragic and really concerning in many, many ways, which is why the administration along with the European Union in a multilateral way increased sanctions just last week, including blocking the sale to us or to Europe of one of the great sources of Lukashenko has money potash, etc, and sanction some dozens more Belarusians responsible for the violence and intimidation there and particularly now for the weaponization of migrants pushing you know, accepting them from third countries and then pushing them against the EU's border in a very cynical and dangerous way. But I think you're talking about the potential as Lukashenko becomes more and more dependent on the Kremlin and gives up more and more of Belarus is sovereignty, something that he told his people he would never do that Russia could actually use Belarusian territory to march on Ukraine and or mask, its forces as Belarusian forces. All of those -- Those are both things that that we are watching, and it was particularly concerning to see President Lukashenko would make a change in his own posture with regard to Crimea. He had long declined to recognize Russia Russia's claim on Crimea, but he changed tack a week ago which is concerning. 39:08 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): If there's one thing that Vladimir Putin aught to understand is how unified we are. I mean, there are many things that divide us politically in this country. But when it comes to pushing back on Russian aggression, supporting countries like Ukraine that are trying to develop their freedom, free themselves from their legacy of corruption from their former involvement with the Soviet Union, we are very strongly united. 39:56 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): What we impose on them and how and how harmful it would be to Russia, you know, unfortunately to Russian people. 40:36 Victoria Nuland: What we're talking about would amount to essentially isolating Russia completely from the global financial system with all of the fallout that that would entail for Russian business, for the Russian people, for their ability to, to work and travel and trade. 41:41 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): I can't think of a more powerful way to punish Russian aggression than by rolling back what progress has been made, and if at all possible, prevent the Nord Stream 2 from ever being completed. Is that something that is being discussed with allies is that something's being contemplated? Victoria Nuland: Absolutely. And as if, as you recall from the July U.S.-German statement that was very much in that statement that if that any moves, Russian aggression against Ukraine would have a direct impact on the pipeline, and that is our expectation and the conversation that we're having. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): So again, direct impact is one thing, but I'm literally talking about rolling back the pipeline. Loosely define that but I mean, taking action that will prevent it from ever becoming operational. Victoria Nuland: I think if President Putin moves on Ukraine, our expectation is that the pipeline will be suspended. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): Well, I certainly hope that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would take up legislation to go beyond just suspending it but from ending it permanently. 44:28 Victoria Nuland: I think we can, and I know this is close to your heart as well, need to do better in our Global Engagement Center and in the way we speak to audiences around the world and particularly on these kinds of subjects. 55:04 Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT): But something different has happened in that country since what has been referred to as the Revolution of Dignity. I got the chance to be there on the Maidan during the midst of that revolution with you and Senator McCain. 58:56 Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT): The Three Seas Initiative is a really important initiative linking essentially the ring of countries that are either former republics or satellite states of the Soviet Union together. They're begging for US participation in their projects necessary to make them more energy independent of Russia. Isn't this an opportunity for the United States to step up and take some of these customers away from Russia's gas station? Victoria Nuland: Absolutely, as we have been doing with our support for more LNG terminals around Europe for many years, as we are doing now in our support for, you know, green alternatives, not just in the United States, but in Europe as well. And many, many US companies are involved with that. But that particular belt of three C's countries is absolutely crucial, as you've said. 1:11:19 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): I visited to Maidan in 2014. The tires were still smoldering and the Revolution of Dignity changed everything. You know, Ukraine decided to turn to us and to the West, and to freedom and democracy. And it was a momentous decision. They chose to stand with us. And now it's our turn to stand with them. And we've done that over the years. I mean, if you look at what happened with regard to the Ukraine security assistance initiative, which I co authored. Over the past six years, the United States has transferred defense articles, conducted training with Ukrainian military. We have been very engaged. 1:12:05 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): This week we have the NDAA likely to be voted on and likely it will include an increase in that lethal defensive funding. 1:12:14 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): What defensive weapons has Ukraine ask for and what is the State Department willing to provide them under an expedited process? 1:18:44 Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): My concern is this: if the United States and the West's response to a military invasion is sanctions, but no military response, obviously, we're providing military aid to Ukraine. And we've been generous in that way. But if we are not willing to help a Ukrainian military, that's 50,000 people matched up against Russia, I would think that China would conclude, boy, the West sure, I'm going to come to the aid of Taiwan, if we were to do something on Taiwan. Because China would conclude, we're much more militarily powerful than Russia is. And the status questions about Taiwan and sovereignty are a little bit murkier than those about Ukraine. And there's no NATO in the Indo Pacific, we have allies in the Indo Pacific but we don't have a NATO with a charter, with a self defense article. I think China would determine, if the West responds to a military invasion went as far as sanctions but no further, that the United States and other nations would be extremely unlikely to use military force to counter a military invasion of Taiwan. And I think Taiwan would likely conclude the same thing. So I'm very concerned about that. And I wonder, is that a fair concern that I have about how the Chinese and the Taiwanese would view the West's unwillingness to provide more significant military support to stop an invasion by Russia? Is my concern a fair one? Or is my concern overwrought? Victoria Nuland: Senator, in this setting, I would simply say that this is a moment of testing. And I believe that both autocrats around the world and our friends around the world will watch extremely carefully what we do, and it will have implications for generations. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): And those and those implications could go far beyond Ukraine. Victoria Nuland: They could go well beyond Europe. Yes. 1:22:00 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL): Then I would imagine that he's already been publicly messaging what his asks are. The first is that we would pull back NATO forces from anywhere near their western border. The second is to completely rule out the admission probably not just of Ukraine, but Georgia as a member of NATO. And the third is to stop arming Ukraine. Of those three conditions that he's publicly messaged already, would the United States agreed to any of those three? Victoria Nuland: All of those would be unacceptable. 1:41:11 Victoria Nuland: And in fact you could argue that in the Donbas he did take control of some 40% of Ukraine's coal reserves which were a major energy input 1:42:04 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I hope the one thing that anyone in the world who is watching this hearing today takes away is that even on some of the most contentious issues of the day, on this one, there is overwhelming, broad, bipartisan support for Ukraine there is overwhelming bipartisan support for its territorial integrity, there is overwhelming bipartisan support for swift and robust action. And after conversations with some of the members of the committee, I look to galvanize that in some tangible way legislatively as we wait for the days ahead as to what may or may not happen. Ukrainian President Zelensky Meeting with Secretary Austin at the Pentagon August 31, 2021 Secretary Lloyd Austin: As you know sir, President Biden has approved a new $60 million security assistance package including Javelin anti-armor systems and more to enable Ukraine to better defend itself against Russian aggression. Secretary Lloyd Austin: Now this department is committed to strengthening our Strategic Defense Partnership. The US Ukraine strategic defense framework that Minister Tehran and I will sign today enhances our cooperation and advances our shared priorities, such as ensuring that our bilateral security cooperation continues to help Ukraine countering Russian aggression and implementing defense and defense industry reforms in support of Ukraine's NATO membership aspirations, and deepening our cooperation in such areas as Black Sea security, cyber defense and intel sharing. Russian President Putin Annual Call-In Program June 30, 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual call-in question and answer session with citizens from around the country. During this 70-minute portion, he answered questions on relations with Ukraine, the European Union, and the United States, reiterating that whatever sanctions are imposed against Russia, his country's economy will prevail. Clips Putin: I have already said that it is impossible and it makes no sense to try to restore the Soviet Union by a number of reasons and looking at the demographic processes in a number of former Soviet republic, so it's unreasonable effort to do because we can face a lot of social problems that will be possible to resolve and some issues like the ethnic groups, in various regions, but what should we do about Russia itself without the geopolitical realities and about our internal development? Putin: Why is Ukraine not on the list of countries who are Russia's adversaries? Another question: are you going to meet with Zelensky? Well, why Ukriane is not on the list of adversaries? That's because I do not think that the Ukrainian people are our adversaries. I said it many times and I will say it again. The Ukrainians and Russians, that's one people, one nation. Putin: What I'm worried about is a fundamental thing. They are trying to open up military bases near or inside Ukraine. Making the territory of Ukraine, the territory that's close on the border with Russia a military platform for other countries is a threat to the security of Russia. And this is what worries us. This is what we have to think about. Discussion: Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden Council on Foreign Affairs January 23, 2018 Clips 00:06:15 Joe Biden: They cannot compete against a unified West. I think that is Putin's judgment. And so everything he can do to dismantle the post-World War II liberal world order, including NATO and the EU, I think, is viewed as in their immediate self-interest. 00:24:15 Haass: In the piece, the two of you say that there's no truth that the United States—unlike what Putin seems to believe or say, that the U.S. is seeking regime change in Russia. So the question I have is, should we be? And if not, if we shouldn't be seeking regime change, what should we be seeking in the way of political change inside Russia? What's an appropriate agenda for the United States vis-à-vis Russia, internally? 00:24:30 Biden: I'll give you one concrete example. I was—not I, but it just happened to be that was the assignment I got. I got all the good ones. And so I got Ukraine. And I remember going over, convincing our team, our leaders to—convincing that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn't. So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I'm not going to—or, we're not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You're not the president. The president said—I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I'm telling you, you're not getting the billion dollars. I said, you're not getting the billion. I'm going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time. Confirmation Hearing: Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing Senate Armed Services Committee January 12, 2017 00:20:15 Sen. McCain: For seven decades, the United States has played a unique role in the world. We've not only put America first, but we've done so by maintaining and advancing a world order that has expanded security, prosperity, and freedom. This has required our alliances, our trade, our diplomacy, our values, but most of all, our military for when would-be aggressors aspire to threaten world order. It's the global striking power of America's armed forces that must deter or thwart their ambitions. Too many Americans, too many Americans seem to have forgotten this in recent years. Too many have forgotten that our world order is not self-sustaining. Too many have forgotten that while the threats we face may not have purely military solutions, they all have military dimensions. In short, too many have forgotten that hard power matters—having it, threatening it, leveraging it for diplomacy, and, at times, using it. Fairly or not, there is a perception around the world that America is weak and distracted, and that has only emboldened our adversaries to challenge the current world order. Daily Briefing: Nuland Tape Press Conference February 6, 2014. Jen Psaki, State Department Spokesperson 0:19 Reporter: Can you say whether you—if this call is a recording of an authentic conversation between Assistant Secretary Nuland and Ambassador Pyatt? Jen Psaki: Well, I'm not going to confirm or outline details. I understand there are a lot of reports out there, and there's a recording out there, but I'm not going to confirm a private diplomatic conversation. Reporter: So you are not saying that you believe this is a—you think this is not authentic? You think this is a— Psaki: It's not an accusation I'm making. I'm just not going to confirm the specifics of it. Reporter: Well, you can't even say whether there was a—that this call—you believe that this call, you believe that this recording is a recording of a real telephone call? Psaki: I didn't say it was inauthentic. I think we can leave it at that. Reporter: Okay, so, you're allowing the fact that it is authentic. Psaki: Yes. Reporter: “Yes,” okay. Psaki: Do you have a question about it? Phone Conversation: Nuland-Pyatt Leaked Phone Conversation February 4, 2014 Nuland: Good. So I don't think Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] should go into the government. I don't think it's necessary, I don't think it's a good idea. Pyatt: Yeah, I mean I guess, in terms of him not going into the government, just sort of letting him stay out and do his political homework and stuff. I'm just thinking in terms of, sort of, the process moving ahead, we want to keep the moderate Democrats together. The problem is going to be Tyahnybok and his guys and I'm sure that's part of what Yanukovych is calculating on all this. Nuland: I think Yatz [Arseniy Yatsenyuk] is the guy with the economic experience, the governing experience. He's the guy. What he needs is Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] And Tyahnybok On the outside, he needs to be talking to them four times a week. You know, I just think Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] Going in he's going to be at that level working for Yatsenyuk it's just not gonna work. Pyatt: We want to get someone out here with and international personality to come out here and help to midwife this thing. And then the other issue is some kind of outreach to Yanukovych. We'll probably regroup on that tomorrow as we see how things fall into place. Nuland: So on that piece, Jeff, I wrote the note, Sullivan's come back to me saying “you need Biden,” and I said probably tomorrow for an attaboy and get the deeds to stick, Biden's willing. Pyatt Great. Press Conference: Senator John McCain on Ukraine at the Atlantic Council C-SPAN December 19, 2013. 00:16:45 McCain: If Ukraine's political crisis persists or deepens, which is a real possibility, we must support creative Ukrainian efforts to resolve it. Senator Murphy and I heard a few such ideas last weekend—from holding early elections, as the opposition is now demanding, to the institution of a technocratic government with a mandate to make the difficult reforms required for Ukraine's long-term economic health and sustainable development. Decisions such as these are for Ukrainians to make—no one else—and if they request our assistance, we should provide it where possible. Finally, we must encourage the European Union and the IMF to keep their doors open to Ukraine. Ultimately, the support of both institutions is indispensable for Ukraine's future. And eventually, a Ukrainian President, either this one or a future one, will be prepared to accept the fundamental choice facing the country, which is this: While there are real short-term costs to the political and economic reforms required for IMF assistance and EU integration, and while President Putin will likely add to these costs by retaliating against Ukraine's economy, the long-term benefits for Ukraine in taking these tough steps are far greater and almost limitless. This decision cannot be borne by one person alone in Ukraine. Nor should it be. It must be shared—both the risks and the rewards—by all Ukrainians, especially the opposition and business elite. It must also be shared by the EU, the IMF and the United States. All of us in the West should be prepared to help Ukraine, financially and otherwise, to overcome the short-term pain that reforms will require and Russia may inflict. Discussion: Beyond NAFTA and GATT C-SPAN April 20, 1994 Arthur Dunkel, Director General of the UN 26:00:00 Dunkel: If I look back at the last 25 years, what did we have? We had two worlds: The so-called Market Economy world and the centrally planned world; the centrally planned world disappeared. One of the main challenges of the Uruguay round has been to create a world wide system. I think we have to think of that. Secondly, why a world wide system? Because, basically, I consider that if governments cooperate in trade policy field, you reduce the risks of tension – political tension and even worse than that.” Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)
What to do when ‘Great' Isn't Good Enough to Grow Your Business? How can organizations and professionals create distinction to attract and retain customers? Scott McCain, Hall of Fame Speaker, author of "Iconic" and other best-selling books, answers these questions and more through engaging stories. You'll learn actionable solutions to common problems that result in better experiences for employees, customers, and your business overall. Learn more about Stacy Sherman and Scott McCain at DoingCXRight.com/podcasts
Más del 30% de los alimentos que se producen cada año no son consumidos. Esto representa una cifra de aproximadamente unos 100 millones de toneladas. Semejante cifra, no solo parece inmoral en un mundo que demanda comida, sino que además provoca un severo daño al ambiente. Darle una segunda oportunidad a los desperdicios es el leitmotiv de la economía circular. Cuando aplicamos este enfoque en desperdicios de productos orgánicos, como los alimentos, decimos que estamos en presencia de la 'bioeconomía circular'. Pero si el desperdicio es un alimento y de alguna manera, se vuelve a convertir en alimento, podemos asegurar que estamos haciendo algo realmente bueno para la sostenibilidad ambiental y social del planeta. Esto es justamente lo que se han propuesto Julien Laurencon y Francois Nolet, dos jóvenes emprendedores que han encontrado la forma sostenible de convertir los desperdicios del procesamiento de la papa para producir un alimento rico en nutrientes para la nutrición ganadera. ¿Cómo lo hacen? Con la ayuda de unos insectos llamados 'Moscas Soldado Negra'. Su empresa, Procens, está levantando una planta industrial en la localidad de Balcarce y ha despertado el interés de un gigante como McCain. Para conocer los detalles de este curioso emprendimiento, invitamos a BioEconomía TV a Julien, quien resultó ser un simpático personaje que derrocha entusiasmo y simpatía. Pero eso no quita que tenga los pies sobre la tierra. Deja en claro que su objetivo es crecer con su negocio bajo la premisa de lograr el triple impacto: social, ambiental y económico. Escuchalo, ¡Vale la pena!
FoodBev Media's Rafaela Sousa rounds up this week's food and beverage news, including Constellation Brands to build $1.3bn brewery in Mexico – Wall Street Journal; Kraft Heinz agrees to acquire majority stake in Just Spices; McCain Foods invests $55m in plant-based business Strong Roots; and more.
Regenerative Farming is gaining traction around the world as a means of increasing biodiversity, improving soil quality, sequestering carbon, restoring watersheds and enhancing the ecosystems of farms. The shepherd James Rebanks, author of English Pastoral, is on a quest to find out if it is possible to adopt these methods on his farm in the Lake District. He meets leading proponents of these methods in the UK, US and Europe and discovers how mimicking natural herd movements, stopping ploughing and adding costly chemicals could make his farm economically sustainable. This is becoming an urgent question as not only is the global population projected to rise to nearly 10 billion by 2050 but according to the UN's Food and Agriculture organisation within 60 years we may literally no longer have enough arable topsoil to feed ourselves. Meanwhile our reliance on meat products is being blamed for increasing CO2 and climate change. But can James,and indeed other farmers, make the switch to these techniques when industrial farming has been the paradigm for so long? When so many people believe turning vegan and shifting to plant-based ecological farming is the way forward, should he continue breeding sheep and cows? And as companies like Nestle, Walmart, Unilever, McCain and Pepsi all pledge to invest in regenerative farming to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, do the claims about carbon sequestration stand up? How can he use his farm to save the planet?
New research questions whether the rules assessing the toxicity of pesticides are doing enough to prevent harm to pollinators. Regulation of pesticides usually focuses on the impact of the active ingredients of a product, but this study found a additional chemical used in commercial fungicides in the UK can damage the health of bumblebees. We visit a seed breeding organisation where they're developing winter wheat that can resist diseases like yellow rust and septoria. And ‘regenerative farming' has been gaining attention around the world as a means of improving soils, increasing biodiversity and mitigating climate change. Big companies like Nestle, Unilever, McCain and Pepsi have announced they'll be investing in the idea, but so far there's little data-driven proof of its impact. We find out about a project run by the dairy co-operative Arla which will gather data from 24 farms across Europe. Presented by Anna Hill Produced for BBC Audio in Bristol by Heather Simons
Three decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has reestablished itself as a force to be reckoned with on the global stage, intervening forcefully not only in former Soviet republics on its periphery, but also in global hotspots like Syria and Libya. Despite Russia's resurgence, some Western leaders have a noticeable tendency to dismiss it as an overrated, overhyped power. John McCain, the late U.S. senator, famously quipped that Russia is a “gas station masquerading as a country.” U.S. President Joe Biden may have been channeling McCain when he said in July that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “sitting on top of an economy that has nuclear weapons and oil wells and nothing else.” In a recently published book entitled “Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order,” Kathryn Stoner, a specialist on Russia at Stanford University, challenges the conventional view of Moscow as a weak and declining power, arguing that assessing Russian capabilities requires looking beyond traditional metrics of power. She joins WPR's Elliot on the Trend Lines podcast this week. If you would like to request a full transcript of the episode, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Relevant Articles on WPR: Putin's Big Plans for Russia's Far East Aren't Panning Out Afghanistan Will Put Russia's Regional Ambitions to the Test Like It or Not, Biden Will Have to Live With Russia's Energy Exports For the U.S. and Russia, ‘Stable and Predictable' Would Be a Good Start Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie. To send feedback or questions, email us at email@example.com.
Episode 20 is jam-packed with all things Challenge. Jessica McCain is the guest star this week and she keeps it real as she talks about her tumultuous season on the Real World Portland, her true thoughts on her cast members, how her Challenge seasons went, and opens up about her journey to motherhood. Guest host Rachel comes back and joins Paige as they talk about All Stars, Season 2, Episode 1 and The Challenge Season 37, Episode 14. The ladies have a lot of opinions and a lot to say so buckle up for the ride!SHOP MERCH NOW USE CODE GAMER FOR 10% OFFhttps://mostlikelytwopod.myshopify.com/Follow us on IG @mostlikelytwopodhttps://www.instagram.com/mostlikelytwopodFollow Jessica on IGhttps://www.instagram.com/thejessmccainResources Mentioned:https://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/miscarriage.aspxhttps://www.compassionatefriends.org/https://ttmf.org/PB & Gen Designpbandgendesign.etsy.comTIKTOK:Shaun: americainperduPaige: pretty_petty xSpecial thanks to BenSound.com for show music and HexBeautyLab.com
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Paul and Zain connect with Centennial High School and Team Why Not star guard Jared McCain. Jared is the #29 ranked prospect in the ESPN Top 60 Class of 2023 Rankings and holds offers from Stanford, Duke, and Gonzaga, and more. Jared talks about: The experience playing for the CIF championship in front of LeBron and Drake The experience of being in the Peach Jam Bubble and playing 14 games over 14 days Where his head is at with the recruiting process His vision boards - some of the goals he has achieved and some of the goals he would like to achieve How his Corona Centennial team is going to have to approach the season differently now that they have more of a bulls-eye on its back His huge social media followings and how he thinks about producing high quality content New skills and hobbies he has picked up during quarantine You can follow Jared on Instagram @jmccain24, TikTok @Jaredmccain24 and on Twitter @J_mccain_24
With a deep love for people, Deb has dedicated her adult life to helping others achieve their personal and/or professional goals. Ms. McCain grew up in the Akron, Ohio area and got her degree in Business, Marketing from the University of Akron. Upon graduation, she began a career in advertising where she worked as an Associate Media Director for two different ad agencies in the Akron area buying and planning media for Goodyear and others. From there, Deb was recruited into a sales management career in radio working for blockbuster radio stations WGAR and WNCX in Cleveland. There she worked with sales teams to achieve their revenue goals. In ‘99, Deb's great desire was to be an entrepreneur and launch her own business and so she left radio to start Sierra Marketing, a boutique recruiting firm for media companies. Sierra's clients included top national media companies like Cox Media, Cox Media Group, Valpak, Curtis Media Group, Raycom and others. These client's tapped Sierra to cast a wide net for top sales and sales management talent across the U.S. After 21 years in recruiting, Ms. McCain decided it was time to make a career shift so in 2019, she began a career as a realtor helping people in middle TN accomplish their home ownership goals. In '20, she won the esteemed title of Rookie of the Year for her firm, United Real Estate Middle TN. In additional to a robust career of over 35 years in advertising, sales and recruiting, Deb has a passion for introducing or reintroducing people to Jesus Christ. In April of 2020, in the midst of Covid, the Lord gave Deb the download of an idea for a virtual tea party with a topical discussion that would be a means to help women stay connected and encouraged during seasons of isolation. This was the seed of an idea that birthed Communi-Tea, a virtual tea party for women. Visit the website at www.communi-teaparties.com for more information Deb and her husband Tyler have 6 kids and at current count, 8 grandchildren and reside in middle TN with their miniature Aussie, Shelby. Deb loves to travel and has been to more than 10 countries. Her greatest desire is to draw closer in her relationship with the Lord and to help other women do the same. To follow What's Your Story on Instagram visit http://www.instagram.com/whatsyourstory.podcastTo connect with Hannah visit http://www.hannahrconway.comTo connect with Stephani visit http://www.stephanicook.orgCover photo by Alison Weakley PhotographySupport the show (HTTPS://www.buymeacoffee.com/wyspodcast)
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Today's show rundown: Chuck was watching his television this morning and he realized that everyone is commanded and or is bowing to China. After spreading COVID through out the world, these olympics coming up, China is laying down all these rules about what you can and cant do in government, and industry, at such a rapid pace. No one wants to get on the wrong side of china. How is it that so many people feel like China should pay for what they have done, but no one in D.C. seems to feel this way. Are the people in Washington on the Chinese Payroll. Biden's stance on China launching hypersonic missiles was "We welcome the competition"? I mean really, this is our President, saying that he welcomes the fact that another country could blow up the world? What is this guy thinking? Joe Biden is "The Big Guy" getting 10% of 1.5 Billion investment in China, of course he welcomes whatever China does. Saule Omarova - Biden's pick for Banking Watchdog, hates banks, is a Marxist, went to school in Moscow, was born in the USSR - and is notorious for hating banks, and this is who we are appointing to the Controller of Currency for this Country. What we have in Washington is just tons of "smiling cobras". The majority of Americans do NOT believe democrats are doing it right. You need to do more...besides voting, you need to sign up to be a poll watcher. Republicans tend to trust democrats, and democrats cheat elections. What we saw last year was just a bigger version of what they have been doing on a smaller scale for years. We need to STOP trusting them, and make sure the elections are held HONESTLY. States that are historically Democrat are about to flip, and so many of them are going to flip based on school boards and parents issues, not the economy. Soros and China have been funding these far left candidates for years. He will pick a race where 100K is a money bomb, something like a district attorney or a school board member. He comes in and gives them 50K or 100K, and that person can advertise, and boom...they win - are on the school board. There are 2 days in early November on school calendars called "teacher work days" all this is is the teachers unions giving teachers free 4 day holidays where they can go door to door causing harm in elections. More about Bart Marcois: Bart Marcois is a retired career Foreign Service Officer and former senior official at the Energy Dept under Bush 43. He's worked in the world of commercial trading and business intelligence, and speaks fluent Arabic and Dutch, and pretty lousy French and Spanish. He has been a volunteer or advisor on every GOP presidential campaign except McCain since he left the foreign service, but takes the most pride in working on the Trump campaign. He started working life as a laborer in the oil fields of Kern County, California, and can still sling a pipe wrench or grind out a weld as well as anyone out there. Connect with Bert Marcois: Website: www.OpsLens.com Twitter: @bmarcois https://worldmission.cc/donate-humanitarianoutreach/
We've reached the finale of Cycle 7, and once again, Alex and Danielle are joined by superfan Jesse Mccain to recap! Your hosts discuss whether CariDee's personality was really too much and whether Eugena didn't want it as the judges said. Plus, your hosts reveal who we think deserved to win the episode, and CariDee's unpolished runway performance is discussed. Follow us on Instagram @topmodelrewind
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley chats with singer Edwin McCain, who performs tonight at the Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg, Virginia. They spoke in 2019 when McCain played City Winery in Washington D.C. to break down his biggest hits from "I'll Be" to "I Could Not Ask for More."
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There is a report that Sen Joe Manchin will change parties, is it true? Annie and the crew discuss. Then Meghan McCain details her experience as a conservative on the view. Annie and the crew react. Finally, Wiggins shares some Signs of the Apocalypse like a naked Grand Theft Auto player fights an actual thief. Listen in. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
RUSH: Steve in Orlando, you're first. It's great to have you with us, and welcome. CALLER: Letter carrier dittos from Florida, Rush. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: I just want to say I admire you, and although I'm a little upset with you right now, I do love you. I'm one of those people who I'm going to protest, I'm not going to be voting, and let me give you some reasons why I'm not going to be voting. They've been in power for 12 years. We have a border situation, we have 30 million illegal aliens in this country, and they are not doing a thing about it. The Dems take it to us on everything, education, the judges, look what they've done to Katherine Harris. They basically have thrown her under the bus over here in Florida. I'm of the opinion that when you go to a restaurant and you get really, really bad service, I mean just abysmal service, you don't tip them. And the Republicans basically right now have not — RUSH: Let me ask you something. If you go to Cracker Barrel and have something to eat and you don't like it, do you say, “Screw you! I'm never coming back here,” and you go to a place that will serve you poison? CALLER: (Laughing.) I'm trying to see what your point is there. If I got really bad service, that's one thing. You get a bad meal every now and then no matter where you go. RUSH: You started with immigration. Let's talk about that here for just a second. CALLER: Sure. https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2006/10/20/the_house_gop_you_want_to_punish_is_all_that_stands_between_you_and_mccain_s_amnesty_bill2/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Settle back for a wild ride through a Southern lesbian's life of soul-searching, rule-breaking, and truth-telling. This belle's kind of coming out was not what her traditional Mississippi family expected. How does she recover from family estrangement in the midst of her career as a psychotherapist? How does she find lasting love and a family-of-choice? From her last boyfriend suggesting she become a lesbian, to coming out to the church ladies at her mama's funeral, these true stories will touch your heart, give you hope, and make you laugh out loud. Based on Elizabeth McCain's award-winning one-woman play, A Lesbian Belle Tells..., A Lesbian Belle Tells: OUTrageous Southern Stories of Family, Loss, and Love (Crystal Heart Imprints, 2020) provides story medicine for your soul. It is filled with Southern charm and drama, as well as triumph over tragedy, as only a lesbian belle can tell. Originally from Mississippi, Elizabeth McCain is a transformational storyteller, spiritual counselor, story coach, and shamanic interfaith minister. She supports women and LGBTQ+ people in expressing and reframing their stories of loss and transition. Elizabeth has written and performed an award-winning one-woman play, A Lesbian Belle Tells..., which has entertained and inspired people from all walks of life. Whether counseling, coaching, performing, or ministering, she believes that sharing stories in community touches hearts, provides story medicine for the soul, and changes the world. Elizabeth lives in the Washington DC area with her spouse and their two dogs. John Marszalek III is a host of the podcast Queer Voices of the South on the LGBTQ+ Channel of the New Books Network. Follow our podcast on Twitter: @voices_south Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Settle back for a wild ride through a Southern lesbian's life of soul-searching, rule-breaking, and truth-telling. This belle's kind of coming out was not what her traditional Mississippi family expected. How does she recover from family estrangement in the midst of her career as a psychotherapist? How does she find lasting love and a family-of-choice? From her last boyfriend suggesting she become a lesbian, to coming out to the church ladies at her mama's funeral, these true stories will touch your heart, give you hope, and make you laugh out loud. Based on Elizabeth McCain's award-winning one-woman play, A Lesbian Belle Tells..., A Lesbian Belle Tells: OUTrageous Southern Stories of Family, Loss, and Love (Crystal Heart Imprints, 2020) provides story medicine for your soul. It is filled with Southern charm and drama, as well as triumph over tragedy, as only a lesbian belle can tell. Originally from Mississippi, Elizabeth McCain is a transformational storyteller, spiritual counselor, story coach, and shamanic interfaith minister. She supports women and LGBTQ+ people in expressing and reframing their stories of loss and transition. Elizabeth has written and performed an award-winning one-woman play, A Lesbian Belle Tells..., which has entertained and inspired people from all walks of life. Whether counseling, coaching, performing, or ministering, she believes that sharing stories in community touches hearts, provides story medicine for the soul, and changes the world. Elizabeth lives in the Washington DC area with her spouse and their two dogs. John Marszalek III is a host of the podcast Queer Voices of the South on the LGBTQ+ Channel of the New Books Network. Follow our podcast on Twitter: @voices_south Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies
Settle back for a wild ride through a Southern lesbian's life of soul-searching, rule-breaking, and truth-telling. This belle's kind of coming out was not what her traditional Mississippi family expected. How does she recover from family estrangement in the midst of her career as a psychotherapist? How does she find lasting love and a family-of-choice? From her last boyfriend suggesting she become a lesbian, to coming out to the church ladies at her mama's funeral, these true stories will touch your heart, give you hope, and make you laugh out loud. Based on Elizabeth McCain's award-winning one-woman play, A Lesbian Belle Tells..., A Lesbian Belle Tells: OUTrageous Southern Stories of Family, Loss, and Love (Crystal Heart Imprints, 2020) provides story medicine for your soul. It is filled with Southern charm and drama, as well as triumph over tragedy, as only a lesbian belle can tell. Originally from Mississippi, Elizabeth McCain is a transformational storyteller, spiritual counselor, story coach, and shamanic interfaith minister. She supports women and LGBTQ+ people in expressing and reframing their stories of loss and transition. Elizabeth has written and performed an award-winning one-woman play, A Lesbian Belle Tells..., which has entertained and inspired people from all walks of life. Whether counseling, coaching, performing, or ministering, she believes that sharing stories in community touches hearts, provides story medicine for the soul, and changes the world. Elizabeth lives in the Washington DC area with her spouse and their two dogs. John Marszalek III is a host of the podcast Queer Voices of the South on the LGBTQ+ Channel of the New Books Network. Follow our podcast on Twitter: @voices_south Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/biography
Cool McCain from The Play Callers podcast on YouTube is back to talk about the Milwaukee Bucks and their chances of repeating this season. Plus how well does he think their big three matches up against the Lakers' big three? Find out his thoughts on another great Lakers Fast Break podcast! For the best in daily fantasy sports betting, check out ThriveFantasy, the leader for Daily Fantasy Sports for the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA, and E-Sports Players and Props! - Use promo code LFB when you sign up today and you will receive an instant deposit match up to $50 on your first deposit of $20 or more! - Download ThriveFantasy on the App Store or Play Store or by visiting their website www.thrivefantasy.com. Sign up and #PropUp today! (Check your state for availability) Don't forget to Subscribe to our shows and leave us that 5-Star Review with your questions on Apple Podcasts or e-mail us at email@example.com! Presented by our friends at the Hoop Heads Podcast Network, ThriveFantasy, NBA Draft Junkies, lakerholics.com, lakersball.com, Basketball University, Pop Culture Cosmos, Inside Sports Fantasy Football, the novel Congratulations, You Suck (available for purchase HERE), and Retro City Games! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lakers-fast-break/support
We talk about a lot of immigrants in this podcast. There's the Hungarian mathemeticians and scientists that helped usher in the nuclear age and were pivotal in the early days of computing. There are the Germans who found a safe haven in the US following World War II. There are a number of Jewish immigrants who fled persecution, like Jack Tramiel - a Holocaust survivor who founded Commodore and later took the helm at Atari. An Wang immigrated from China to attend Harvard and stayed. And the list goes on and on. Georges Doriot, the father of venture capital came to the US from France in 1899, also to go to Harvard. We could even go back further and look at great thinkers like Nikolai Tesla who emigrated from the former Austrian empire. And then there's the fact that many Americans, and most of the greats in computer science, are immigrants if we go a generation or four back. Pierre Omidyar's parents were Iranian. They moved to Paris so his mom could get a doctorate in linguistics at the famous Sorbonne. While in Paris, his dad became a surgeon, and they had a son. They didn't move to the US to flee oppression but found opportunity in the new land, with his dad becoming a urologist at Johns Hopkins. He learned to program in high school and got paid to do it at a whopping 6 bucks an hour. Omidyar would go on to Tufts, where he wrote shareware to manage memory on a Mac. And then the University of California, Berkeley before going to work on the MacDraw team at Apple. He started a pen-computing company, then a little e-commerce company called eShop, which Microsoft bought. And then he ended up at General Magic in 1994. We did a dedicated episode on them - but supporting developers at a day job let him have a little side hustle building these newish web page things. In 1995, his girlfriend, who would become his wife, wanted to auction off (and buy) Pez dispensers online. So Omidyar, who'd been experimenting with e-commerce since eShop, built a little auction site. He called it auction web. But that was a little boring. They lived in the Bay Area around San Francisco and so he changed it to electronic Bay, or eBay for short. The first sale was a broken laser printer he had laying around that he originally posted for a dollar and after a week, went for $14.83. The site was hosted out of his house and when people started using the site, he needed to upgrade the plan. It was gonna' cost 8 times the original $30. So he started to charge a nominal fee to those running auctions. More people continued to sell things and he had to hire his first employee, Chris Agarpao. Within just a year they were doing millions of dollars of business. And this is when they hired Jeffrey Skoll to be the president of the company. By the end of 1997 they'd already done 2 million auctions and took $6.7 million in venture capital from Benchmark Capital. More people, more weird stuff. But no guns, drugs, booze, Nazi paraphernalia, or legal documents. And nothing that was against the law. They were growing fast and by 1998 brought in veteran executive Meg Whitman to be the CEO. She had been a VP of strategy at Disney, then the CEO of FTD, then a GM for Playskool before that. By then, eBay was making $4.7 million a year with 30 employees. Then came Beanie Babies. And excellent management. They perfected the online auction model, with new vendors coming into their space all the time, but never managing to unseat the giant. Over the years they made onboarding fast and secure. It took minutes to be able to sell and the sellers are the ones where the money is made with a transaction fee being charged per sale, in addition to a nominal percentage of the transaction. Executives flowed in from Disney, Pepsi, GM, and anywhere they were looking to expand. Under Whitman's tenure they weathered the storm of the dot com bubble bursting, grew from 30 to 15,000 employees, took the company to an IPO, bought PayPal, bought StubHub, and scaled the company up to handle over $8 billion in revenue. The IPO made Omidyar a billionaire. John Donahoe replaced Whitman in 2008 when she decided to make a run at politics, working on Romney and then McCain's campaigns. She then ran for the governor of California and lost. She came back to the corporate world taking on the CEO position at Hewlett-Packard. Under Donahoe they bought Skype, then sold it off. They bought part of Craigslist, then tried to develop a competing product. And finally sold off PayPal, which is now a public entity of its own right. Over the years since, revenues have gone up and down. Sometimes due to selling off companies like they did with PayPal and later with StubHub in 2019. They now sit at nearly $11 billion in revenues, over 13,000 employees, and are a mature business. There are still over 300,000 listings for Beanie Babies. And to the original inspiration over 50,000 listings for the word Pez. Omidyar has done well, growing his fortune to what Forbes estimated to be just over $13 billion dollars. Much of which he's pledged to give away during his lifetime, having joined the Bill Gates and Warren Buffet giving pledge. So far, he's given away well over a billion with a focus in education, governance, and citizen engagement. Oh and this will come as no surprise, helping fund consumer and mobile access to the Internet. Much of this giving is funneled through the Omidyar Network. The US just evacuated over 65,000 Afghans following the collapse of that government. Many an oppressive government runs off the educated, those who are sometimes capable of the most impactful dissent. Some of the best and most highly skilled of an entire society leaves a vacuum in regions that further causes a collapse. And yet finding a home in societies known for inclusion and opportunity, and being surrounded by inspiring stories of other immigrants who made a home and took advantage of opportunity. Or whose children could. Those melting pots in the history of science are when diversity of human and discipline combine to make society for everyone better. Even in the places they left behind. Anyone who's been to Hungary or Poland or Germany - places where people once fled - can see it in the street every time people touch a mobile device and are allowed to be whomever they want to be. Thank you to the immigrants, past and future, for joining us to create a better world. I look forward to welcoming the next wave with open arms.
Episode 2170 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Marine Vietnam Vet Pat McCain of Helena. The story appeared in the Independent Record of Helena, Montana and is titled: Helena veteran Pat McCain served as Marine … Continue reading → The post Episode 2170 – Marine Vietnam Vet Pat McCain is one tough dude appeared first on .
Ron McCain from The Range St Louis West joins Marc for 2A Tuesday. He says gun background checks are still high. Todd Piro celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Fox News with Marc. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Last week, Meghan McCain went after Nicki Minaj on Twitter for spreading "unimaginable vaccine hesitancy". She publicly called out "conservative charlatans" and claimed there were way more "anti vaxxers" in this country than she realized. Candace defends Nicki & fires back on McCain in this segment of Counterpoint.
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On today's episode of the LLVLC Show, Michael McCain stops by to chat with Jimmy about overcoming addiction with keto. “I didn't want to kill myself, but I was okay with dying.” - Michael McCain “If you're a food addict setting hard and fast rules is crucial but difficult.” - Michael McCain GET STARTED WITH THE KETO CHOW STARTER BUNDLE at JimmyLovesKetoChow.com In this episode, Jimmy speaks with a roofer and grandfather of 4 from Nebraska named Michael McCain who lost 110 pounds eating a keto/carnivore diet. But Mike would be the first person to tell you that the biggest change that has happened for him by choosing better nutrition isn't the weight loss–it was his addiction first to painkillers and then to sugar. Tune in to hear this remarkable story about the death grip these addictions had on Mike's life until he fortuitously found solace and healing from consuming a meat-based diet.
RUSH: I'm really happy to introduce to you Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who joins us from Washington. The last time I spoke to you, Madam Secretary, was during the 2000 presidential campaign, so it's long overdue, but welcome to the program here. SECRETARY OF STATE RICE: Well, it's great to be with you, Rush. I can't believe it's been that long. RUSH: Time flies when you're having a good, good time. SECRETARY OF STATE RICE: (Laughs.) It does. It does. RUSH: Look, I want to get straight to this because I know your time is limited. The press conference today the president had about the congressional legislation he wants, 45 Democrats opposed — I'm not trying to draw you into political questions here, rest assured — you've got the three Republicans here, McCain and Warner and Lindsey Graham joining the Democrats opposing this. Secretary Powell wrote Senator McCain a letter that McCain has publicized. You have responded in a letter to Senator Warner. What did you say? SECRETARY OF STATE RICE: Well, in fact I sent the letter before I had seen Secretary Powell's letter. My letter simply stated the Department of State's position, which is that the interpretation of a US treaty obligation through US law is something that we do frequently and all the time. We're not trying to change what's called Common Article 3. We're not trying to weaken it. We just want our professionals to have clarity so that they know what is legal and what is not, and I have absolutely no problem defending what the president has asked the Congress to do when I go internationally. I think it only makes sense that you would not leave a very unclear standard like that of Common Article 3, which talks about “outrages on human dignity,” for instance, Rush. You don't want to leave that to unaccountable prosecutors, for instance, internationally. You want US law to define that. https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2006/09/15/rush_interviews_secretary_of_state_condoleezza_rice/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Artina McCain discusses the overlap of being a concert pianist and a piano teacher. Topics discussed include demonstrating for students, selecting repertoire as a means of self-expression, Artina's African American Folk Songs Collection, physical wellness and muscle activation techniques, working with college students, and how to build a performance career while working as a teacher.
This is an encore episode of “The View.” The co-hosts will return Tuesday, Sept. 7 LIVE for our season 25 premiere and celebration! Sen. Kyrsten Sinema defends her support of filibuster and shares about her special friendship with Meghan McCain. Then, Pres. Biden's pick for ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture Cindy McCain discusses pushback she got from crossing party lines to endorse and reflects on her daughter's time on “The View.” The co-hosts look back on McCain's four years as co-host and she shares a farewell message to viewers.
Meghan McCain regrets voting for President Biden, but in her defense he was a great grief counselor for her! Meanwhile, military leaders are acting more like politicians, and the Texas abortion ban is an an act of Islamophobia. Where is the common sense people?? My Pillow https://mypillow.com/chicks My Pillow Giza Dream Sheets and MySlippers are […]
The Pandemic has either caused a crack-up in our politics or accelerated the crack-up that was well under way. And just when it looked like things were stabilizing, the politics of Covid have evolved along with the Delta variant. Ground zero for how this is playing out right now is California. California is home to approximately 40 million people and the 5th largest economy in the world. It's about to have an election on whether to re-call its incumbent governor, Gavin Newsom. How California voters have experienced government regulations — from lockdowns, mask mandates, school closings, and not to mention double-standards — shapes the political environment there. Is this a harbinger of what's to come to our national politics? To help us understand what's going on in California is the strategist who masterminded the last successful recall election. Mike Murphy was the chief strategist for Arnold Schwarzenegger's election in 2003, which was a re-call of then-Governor Gray Davis. Mike's campaign resumé goes well beyond California. His past clients include the successful gubernatorial campaigns of Mitt Romney in MA, Jeb Bush in FL, John Engler in Michigan and Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin. And that doesn't include all the Senate races he's worked on. Mike has also worked on campaigns in Europe and Canada. And he was the chief strategist on John McCain's maverick presidential primary campaign in 2000 and remained a close advisor to the late-Senator McCain for years. Today, you can catch Mike on the top-rated podcast, “Hacks on Tap” with David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs. He's a political analyst on MSNBC and NBC, and he co-authors a weekly newsletter with his latest political analysis: hacksontap.bulletin.com. At the University of Southern California, he is the Co-Director of the USC Center for the Political Future. This episode covers a lot of pandemic-related political trend analysis. But first, given the tragic news out of Afghanistan this past week, the episode begins with Mike's thoughts on President Biden and this crisis. Regardless of what one thinks of President Biden's policy in Afghanistan, a lot will depend on how our president performs in reassuring the American public and our allies abroad. This episode begins with a discussion on President Biden and Afghanistan and then the second half looks at political trends during the Delta phase of covid.
RUSH: Well, Senator McCain, who some are calling Senator McCrazy, Senator McCain is back. He's sucking up to the Drive-By Media and taking cheap shots at President Bush. He was in Ohio yesterday campaigning for and with Senator Mike DeWine, said this at a news conference. MCCAIN: I think one of the biggest mistakes we've made was underestimating the size of the task and the sacrifice that would be required. “Stuff happens. Mission accomplished. Last throes. Few dead-enders.” I'm more familiar with those statements than anyone else because it grieves me so much that we had not told the American people how tough and difficult this task would be. RUSH: I'm going to go back. I have a quote here from President Bush on April 28th of 2003. May I read that quote to you? “Iraq can be an example of peace and prosperity and freedom to the entire Middle East. It will be a hard journey. But at every step of the way, Iraq will have a steady friend in the American people.” I am not aware of the president — well, I'm not aware of myself ever thinking this was going to be a cakewalk, and I'm not aware of the administration making the case. I think that mission accomplished banner on board the aircraft carrier, some could say that was misleading, but the mission at that time was accomplished. That was getting rid of Saddam. The war in Iraq actually was quite successful and didn't take very long. It is the aftermath, the quest for peace, so to speak, that is taking a long time. I don't think the president misled anybody about it. Anyway, here is what McCain wanted. He wanted coverage on all the evening news, the cable channels, Drive-By Media adulation. McCain, McCain, McCain, McCain, and he got it. Here's a montage. https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2006/08/23/mccain_sucks_up_to_drive_by_media_bashes_bush/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sam and Emma host Rosa Brooks, law professor at Georgetown University, to discuss her recent book Tangled Up In Blue: Policing in the American City, and her experiences as a part-time volunteer reserve police officer in Washington, D.C. Professor Brooks discusses how she came to the topic; following her work on “How Everything Became War and The Military Became Everything,” she picks up on the trail of the normalized violence of American policing and looks into the behind-the-scenes elements of how officers grapple with and make sense of their role. Beginning with the academy, Brooks walks through how the culture of policing emphasizes danger, defense, and discipline – exploring how police overstate the threat to their livelihood in the line of duty, encouraging the use of force whenever deemed necessary. Next, she, Sam, and Emma talk about the changes in the academy over the last half-decade, both as reforms slowly trickle in and younger generations begin to take hold of departments, how we can assess the success of reforms and consent decrees during a period in which crime has continued to drop (wow maybe crime CAN be a product of policing), and why even police acting within legal and constitutional guidelines engage in incredibly harmful behavior. They round out the interview with a conversation on why Rosa feels reform must be embraced, and why the conversation on policing should be focused on imagining new systems of safety, rather than on budgetary punishments of police departments. Emma and Sam conclude the show by admiring Republicans dealing with the whiplash of trying to backpedal on their own lies, and Sam addresses rumors regarding his concealed arms and the lack of his guns being out, despite the sun being out. And in the Fun Half: Nomiki Konst joins Sam and Emma as they discuss conservative commentators succumbing to francophilia amidst their hatred for woke athletes, Meghan McCain's horror over someone holding Tucker Carlson accountable (she might be next!), and Nomiki catches some flack for her invite to the McCain dinner party. They also cover the conservatives' double backing on their double backing on their vaccine hesitancy, the destructive capacity of Democrats clinging to power, and the influence of the money behind right-wing commentary. The fun half gets wrapped up with discussions on dropping crime alongside rising conservative discussion about crime, and some reflecting on today's interview on policing and defunding the police, plus your calls and IMs! 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PODCAST SUMMARY HOUR 2: Buck Sexton: Anyone who believes Jan. 6 was an ‘insurrection' is an idiot. McCain's campaign manager: Capitol riot worse than 9/11 attacks, 'likely to kill a lot more Americans'. Selfie-taking grandmothers are not how you lead an ‘insurrection.' United States is leaving Afghanistan after 20 years. What did we gain, was it worth our blood and treasure? Biden's public speaking should worry all Americans. Amtrak Joe has been wrong on every foreign policy decision for the last 40 years. Buck shares his firsthand CIA analyst experience from his time in Afghanistan. Afghanistan veterans call in with thoughts on US withdrawal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com