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The Todd Herman Show
None dare call him satanic. Gavin Newsome's chilling 2 minutes of cold, chilling, smiling lies Ep_571_Hr-2

The Todd Herman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 52:34


The is not what I intended to record when I outlined the show. But, it's what came out. In this two-minutes and fifteen seconds of video, I watched a man---no, an empty vessel!--pour out twisting of truths that would make the serpent's scale blush, all with a grinning veneer and a tinny, faux-human laugh. Everything this vessel is caused to speak here is an oily, slimy, smelly lie, but it's far worse than that . . . https://twitter.com/GavinNewsom/status/1611486461077131264. . . in this Episode, I am actually responding live-time to the vessel and I cannot tell you how weird it was for me to have a show go entirely where I didn't intend (unlike the shows I feel suddenly called to record). But, here's an inside view of why that may have occurred. I have been in prayer about hiring a producer and a writer and building a proper studio in town. The morning I recorded this, I had asked God to step in and run the business. Silly me, I forgot that making content IS the business. What does God say?The Lord teaches us that none are smart or wise in His eyes--not even the scheming vessel named Gavin Newsome. 1 Corinthians 17-21For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.Christ Crucified Is God's Power and Wisdom18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.The Lord told us through the Prophet Isaiah that He does prepare for fallen nations cups of wrath and, eventually, those cups pour out on us. As you read this, consider the streets of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Isaiah 51:17-23 Wake yourself, wake yourself, stand up, O Jerusalem, you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord the cup of his wrath, who have drunk to the dregs the bowl, the cup of staggering. There is none to guide her among all the sons she has borne; there is none to take her by the hand among all the sons she has brought up. These two things have happened to you— who will console you?— devastation and destruction, famine and sword; who will comfort you? Your sons have fainted; they lie at the head of every street like an antelope in a net; they are full of the wrath of the Lord, the rebuke of your God.Watch Live | Bolsonaro supporters storm National Congress in Brazil…Gavin Newsome intends to run for President as the freedom Candidate:[AUDIO] - “Long-dormant authoritarian impulses have been awakened. These politicians prey upon fear. They silence speech, fire teachers, kidnap migrants, subjugate women, attack the Special Olympics & even demonize Mickey Mouse. They cry freedom while dictating the choices people can make.” - Gavin “Lockdown, forced-masker, bookbanner, placer of male rapists in female prisons, killer od down syndrome babies, defiler of Disney” Newsome. [AUDIO] - Here's Paul Ehrlich in 1970 saying that the government needs to become increasingly tyrannical to stop child birth. Says the gov't should use the FCC to force negative depictions of large families and eventually “throw you in jail if you have too many” children.These Doctors Pushed Masking, Covid Lockdowns on Twitter. Turns Out, They Don't ExistColorado Won't Name 31,000 Foreign Citizens It Sent Voter Registration Info, So Counties Have No Idea If They VotedHow Many Taxpayer Dollars Do Florida's State Universities Drop On Bogus Racial Indoctrination? DeSantis Demands Receipts

Fight Laugh Feast USA
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 [Daily News Brief]

Fight Laugh Feast USA

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 15:01


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Tuesday, January 10th, 2023. Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope your week is going well for you and yours in this new year… and speaking of this new year! Club Membership Plug: (1/9) Ladies and gentleman, now is the time to sign up for a club membership at fightlaughfeast.com! You’ve heard it all before, new year, new you! Well that’s true for our club portal… This year, CrossPolitic will be dropping EXCLUSIVE content into our club portal, that you won’t be able to find ANYWHERE else. Some of this content will include a Bible study series with Pastor Toby, a new special with New Saint Andrew’s President, Ben Merkle, our backstage content, and probably stuff that Gabe hasn’t told Toby or Knox about! So again, head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get signed up today! That’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/irs-chopping-block-first-day-legislative-work-speaker-mccarthy IRS on the chopping block on first day of legislative work under Speaker McCarthy The House of Representatives is slated to vote on a bill Monday night that would cut more than $70 billion in Internal Revenue Service funding in an effort to prevent the agency from conducting new audits on Americans — fulfilling newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s promise ahead of taking the gavel. The Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act from Reps. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., and Michelle Steel, R-Calif., would roll back the billions of dollars of funding for the IRS that was approved in the Inflation Reduction Act last year. Smith’s bill leaves in place funding for customer service and improvements to IT services at the IRS but rescinds several categories of unobligated funding, including money that could be used to conduct any new audits on Americans. In total, it would claw back $72 billion of the funding Congress approved for the IRS last year. The Inflation Reduction Act granted an $80 billion boost to the IRS over a 10-year period, and more than half of those funds were aimed at helping the agency crack down on tax evasion. In 2021, the Treasury Department estimated that $80 billion would be used to hire 87,000 auditors and other new staff. Republicans have said they would fight this aggressive expansion that would more than double the agency’s current size. "The last thing the American people need right now are more audits from an out-of-control, bloated IRS," Smith told Fox News Digital on Monday. "The Inflation Act funding for IRS would lead to the hiring of 87,000 new IRS employees tasked with raising enough revenue to pay for Democrats’ Green New Deal priorities." In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital just days before the midterm elections, McCarthy vowed that if he became speaker of the House, protecting Americans from the IRS would be his first order of business. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/whats-house-rules-package-tough-limits-federal-spending What's in it: House GOP rules package aims to curb trillions in yearly heaps of new debt A 55-page set of rules for the House that Speaker Kevin McCarthy hopes to pass on Monday will set ambitious new curbs on federal spending, part of the GOP's effort to stop piling on trillions of dollars in new debt each year. One of the biggest changes is a return to a "Cut-As-You-Go" policy that says legislation cannot be considered if it increases mandatory spending over a 5- or 10-year period. This "CUTGO" policy requires bills that call for new spending to find offsetting spending cuts elsewhere in the federal budget. That is a more aggressive stance compared to the "Pay-As-You-Go" policy under Democratic control. "PAYGO" also requires offsets to new spending, but those offsets can either be spending cuts or tax increases – and in either case, PAYGO rules were often waived entirely by Democrats. The decision to go with CUTGO shows the new GOP’s aversion to possible tax hikes, which can be seen elsewhere in the new rules package. For example, the rules require a supermajority in the House to approve new tax increases. "A bill or joint resolution, amendment, or conference report carrying a federal income tax rate increase may not be considered as passed or agreed to unless so determined by a vote of not less than three-fifths of the Members voting, a quorum being present," the rules state. In another push to stop piling on new debt, the rules will end the practice of allowing the House to automatically increase the debt ceiling through passage of a budget resolution that would require borrowing above the current ceiling. Instead, the GOP will require separate votes to raise the debt ceiling in a bid to restore accountability to Congress. The current debt ceiling is $31.38 trillion, and the government is on the verge of hitting that cap. The rules package also instructs House committees to prepare plans for strict oversight of the Biden administration, including an assessment of which programs continue to receive funding from Congress even though their authorization lapsed. It calls on committees to make recommendations on how to either consolidate or terminate those programs. The package brings back the so-called Holman Rule, which allows members to chop specific agencies or even the salaries of specific federal employees when appropriations bills are being considered. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-twitter-was-pressured-by-pfizer-to-suppress-posts-questioning-covid-vax-efficacy-twitter-files?utm_campaign=64487 Twitter was pressured by Pfizer to suppress posts questioning Covid vax efficacy: Twitter Files Alex Berenson dropped records from the Twitter Files on Monday, stating that a board member for Pfizer pressured Twitter to suppress and censor any posts questioning the efficacy of the company's mRNA vaccine. On August 27, 2021, Pfizer Board Member Dr. Scott Gottlieb emailed Todd O’Boyle, a Senior Manager of Public Policy at Twitter’s Washington, DC location, according to LinkedIn, and also Twitter’s point of contact with the White House, Berenson reported. The email subject line contained a tweet from Dr. Brett Giroir, who had briefly served under Gottlieb in the Food and Drug Administration. That tweet read: "It’s now clear that [Covid-19] natural immunity is superior to [vaccine] immunity, by ALOT. There’s no scientific justification for [vax proof] if a person had prior infection." https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-declares-state-of-emergency-in-california-after-deadly-storms_4971604.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Biden Declares State of Emergency in California After Deadly Storms President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in California on Jan. 9 after a series of storms hit the Golden State, leaving about a dozen people dead. Several storms, as part of an “atmospheric river,” have hit California over the past two weeks and caused hundreds of thousands of customers to lose power, according to Poweroutage.us. As of the morning of Jan. 9, the website shows that more than 100,000 people are without power. Since Dec. 26, 2022, San Francisco has received more than 10 inches of rain, while Mammoth Mountain, a popular ski area in the Eastern Sierra, got nearly 10 feet of snow, the National Weather Service said. The emergency declaration allows the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate disaster relief efforts and use emergency resources, the White House said in a Jan. 9 statement. Biden, who’s currently in Mexico, declared that an “emergency exists” in California following “successive and severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides.” FEMA is authorized to provide “equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency,” according to the statement. Over the weekend, in anticipation of more storms, the National Weather Service warned of a “relentless parade of atmospheric rivers” that will likely hit California. The second storm system will hit on Jan. 10 with lower rainfall totals but will affect locations in Southern California, according to the federal agency. Heavy snow of as much as six feet will fall across higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountains, located in the eastern portion of California, before tapering off on Jan. 11. There will likely be “additional instances of flooding” across California this week, according to the agency. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-brazilian-anti-lula-protestors-storm-presidential-palace-and-national-congress?utm_campaign=64487 Brazilian anti-Lula protestors storm presidential palace and National Congress The headquarters of Brazil's executive and legislative branches were stormed by demonstrators protesting against the election of socialist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Sunday, breaking into the presidential palace as well as the National Congress building. Palácio do Planalto, or Planalto Palace in English, is the workplace of Brazilian presidents, and is located in the same plaza as the National Congress of Brazil, as well as the Supreme Federal Court. The Praça dos Três Poderes, or Three Towers Plaza, is in the capital city of Brasília. Brazilian outlet Metropoles reports that a hundreds of "Bolsonarists," or supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, "broke through blocks that prevent the entry of non-accredited people and entered the Planalto parking lot," before eventually making their way into the Planalto Palace and National Congress buildings. Footage shared by American conservative activist ALX shows the moment protestors broke through the barrier as police attempted to subdue them. Eventually the police had to retreat while the crowd stormed through. Video from inside the Planalto Palace shows the protestors, decked out in patriotic outfits, walking through the gas around the offices. Around 2:40 pm, the protestors also entered the National Congress building under a "shower of tear gas bombs." More footage shows masses of protestors climbing up the ramps on the outside of the congressional building to get inside. Meanwhile, Bolsonaro is suspected to have been in Orlando, Florida, since December, reported The Hill. Diario 98 columnist George Marques reported that while the buildings were being invaded, a portion of the Bolsonaro supporters stayed behind to pray. Lula, who was inaugurated just one week ago, won 50.83 percent of the vote compared to conservative incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, who won 49.17, in the country's October 2 vote. There was a runoff election afterwards on October 30 which Lula won, and that win was immediately ratified by the Superior Electoral Court. Gravity Jack: Gravity Jack is a full service digital agency specializing in the development of Virtual & Augmented Reality experiences, mobile apps, blockchain and Web3 projects. Founded in 2009 as the first American agency to offer augmented reality, they even patented it; Gravity Jack's digital experiences have been a source of innovation for small business, Fortune 500 Companies, and the US Military. Get your vision in motion at gravityjack.com ‘God’s Real’: Bills Quarterback Josh Allen Fights Back Tears While Recounting ‘Spiritual’ Moment on Field as Damar Hamlin Recovers It has been a harrowing, terrifying, and yet oddly optimistic time for the Buffalo Bills. On Sunday, just shy of a week after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed and went into cardiac arrest during a football showdown between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bills returned to the field and won against the New England Patriots. But that was only a bonus to the amazing news Hamlin is recovering and was able to watch the game from his hospital bed, sharing in the joy the 35-23 victory brought. Hamlin’s healing has been an answer to prayer for a nation on the edge of its seat, wondering if the 24-year-old player — whose initial medical state was dire — would pull through. That emotional toll was palpable, particularly after the Bills’ win Sunday. Quarterback Josh Allen delivered an emotional statement and gave God all the glory. “It was just spiritual … I was going around my team and saying, ‘God’s real,'” Allen said. “You can’t draw that one, write that one up any better.” He continued, as he got emotional, “It’s been three years and three months since the last kickoff return.” Allen was addressing the first play of the game, a 96-yard kickoff return — a resulting touchdown that left the Bills in celebration. The significance here, of course, is Hamlin’s number, which is 3. Here’s the great Jim Nantz and Tony Romo on the call: https://twitter.com/i/status/1612148627904032768 - Play Video With the players coming out donning Hamlin’s number, Allen clearly saw significance in the fact it had also been three years and three months since that last kickoff return. Allen also said during the post-game news conference he can’t remember another play that impacted him in such a profound way. “You want the truth? It was spiritual. It really was,” he said. “Bone-chilling. It was special. I can’t remember a play that touched me like that in my life.” https://twitter.com/i/status/1612215028085817345 - Play Video And that today… is why I love sports.

Catholic News
January 10, 2023

Catholic News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 3:46


A daily news briefing from Catholic News Agency, powered by artificial intelligence. Ask your smart speaker to play “Catholic News,” or listen every morning wherever you get podcasts. www.catholicnewsagency.com - The top two spots on Apple Podcasts are currently held by Catholic podcasts — “The Catechism in a Year” and “The Bible in a Year,” both produced by Catholic publisher Ascension. Father Mike Schmitz, a priest of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, and host of both podcasts, told CNA last week that in the course of recording hundreds of episodes of the podcast, he has been struck by the “beautiful” composition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a hefty volume that serves as the definitive summary of the Church's teaching. Although the Catechism is specific to the Catholic Church, Schmitz said he believes anyone can listen to his podcast and learn from it. Schmitz said reading through the Catechism has served as a helpful reminder to him, personally, about many aspects of Church teaching. “The Catechism in a Year” is a sequel of sorts to the wildly popular “Bible in a Year” podcast, which began on January 1, 2021. “The Bible in a Year” has gone on to be downloaded some 430 million times. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253292/catechism-in-a-year-podcast The US Catholic bishops are challenging the Biden administration after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced for the first time that pharmacies can distribute abortion drugs. Abortion pills account for half of all abortions in the US. “The Catholic Church is consistent in its teaching on upholding the dignity of all life, and that must include care for both women and their children,” the bishops continued. “We decry the continuing push for the destruction of innocent human lives and the loosening of vital safety standards for vulnerable women.” https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253299/catholic-bishops-condemn-biden-administrations-new-policy-on-abortion-pills The Catholic bishops of Brazil condemned the violent seizure on January 8 of Congress, the president's office, and the Supreme Court in Brasilia, the country's capital. “The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), disconcerted by the serious and violent events in Brazil, calls for tranquility and peace, as well as the immediate cessation of criminal attacks on the democratic rule of law,” the Catholic leaders said in a social media post. A large crowd, presumably supporters of now former President Jair Bolsonaro, seized on Sunday various areas of the National Congress, the Federal Supreme Court, and Planalto Palace (the president's workplace), which together comprise the seat of the Brazilian government. The violent protesters are demanding the resignation of Da Silva as well as intervention by the military. Several videos show broken windows and protesters walking in the Congress building. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253297/brazil-bishops-condemn-violent-seizure-of-congress-president-s-office-and-supreme-court Today, the Church celebrates Saint Gregory of Nyssa, a fourth-century bishop who participated in several significant councils of the Catholic Church, including the Council of Nicea. It is very probable that Gregory was present at another council, the Council of Constantinople in 383. Between 385 and 386 he disappears from history, but not without leaving a significant number of theological writings. He made significant contributions to the doctrine of the Trinity and the Nicene Creed, which Catholics pray at every Mass to this day. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-gregory-of-nyssa-112

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 15:01


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Tuesday, January 10th, 2023. Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope your week is going well for you and yours in this new year… and speaking of this new year! Club Membership Plug: (1/9) Ladies and gentleman, now is the time to sign up for a club membership at fightlaughfeast.com! You’ve heard it all before, new year, new you! Well that’s true for our club portal… This year, CrossPolitic will be dropping EXCLUSIVE content into our club portal, that you won’t be able to find ANYWHERE else. Some of this content will include a Bible study series with Pastor Toby, a new special with New Saint Andrew’s President, Ben Merkle, our backstage content, and probably stuff that Gabe hasn’t told Toby or Knox about! So again, head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get signed up today! That’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/irs-chopping-block-first-day-legislative-work-speaker-mccarthy IRS on the chopping block on first day of legislative work under Speaker McCarthy The House of Representatives is slated to vote on a bill Monday night that would cut more than $70 billion in Internal Revenue Service funding in an effort to prevent the agency from conducting new audits on Americans — fulfilling newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s promise ahead of taking the gavel. The Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act from Reps. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., and Michelle Steel, R-Calif., would roll back the billions of dollars of funding for the IRS that was approved in the Inflation Reduction Act last year. Smith’s bill leaves in place funding for customer service and improvements to IT services at the IRS but rescinds several categories of unobligated funding, including money that could be used to conduct any new audits on Americans. In total, it would claw back $72 billion of the funding Congress approved for the IRS last year. The Inflation Reduction Act granted an $80 billion boost to the IRS over a 10-year period, and more than half of those funds were aimed at helping the agency crack down on tax evasion. In 2021, the Treasury Department estimated that $80 billion would be used to hire 87,000 auditors and other new staff. Republicans have said they would fight this aggressive expansion that would more than double the agency’s current size. "The last thing the American people need right now are more audits from an out-of-control, bloated IRS," Smith told Fox News Digital on Monday. "The Inflation Act funding for IRS would lead to the hiring of 87,000 new IRS employees tasked with raising enough revenue to pay for Democrats’ Green New Deal priorities." In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital just days before the midterm elections, McCarthy vowed that if he became speaker of the House, protecting Americans from the IRS would be his first order of business. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/whats-house-rules-package-tough-limits-federal-spending What's in it: House GOP rules package aims to curb trillions in yearly heaps of new debt A 55-page set of rules for the House that Speaker Kevin McCarthy hopes to pass on Monday will set ambitious new curbs on federal spending, part of the GOP's effort to stop piling on trillions of dollars in new debt each year. One of the biggest changes is a return to a "Cut-As-You-Go" policy that says legislation cannot be considered if it increases mandatory spending over a 5- or 10-year period. This "CUTGO" policy requires bills that call for new spending to find offsetting spending cuts elsewhere in the federal budget. That is a more aggressive stance compared to the "Pay-As-You-Go" policy under Democratic control. "PAYGO" also requires offsets to new spending, but those offsets can either be spending cuts or tax increases – and in either case, PAYGO rules were often waived entirely by Democrats. The decision to go with CUTGO shows the new GOP’s aversion to possible tax hikes, which can be seen elsewhere in the new rules package. For example, the rules require a supermajority in the House to approve new tax increases. "A bill or joint resolution, amendment, or conference report carrying a federal income tax rate increase may not be considered as passed or agreed to unless so determined by a vote of not less than three-fifths of the Members voting, a quorum being present," the rules state. In another push to stop piling on new debt, the rules will end the practice of allowing the House to automatically increase the debt ceiling through passage of a budget resolution that would require borrowing above the current ceiling. Instead, the GOP will require separate votes to raise the debt ceiling in a bid to restore accountability to Congress. The current debt ceiling is $31.38 trillion, and the government is on the verge of hitting that cap. The rules package also instructs House committees to prepare plans for strict oversight of the Biden administration, including an assessment of which programs continue to receive funding from Congress even though their authorization lapsed. It calls on committees to make recommendations on how to either consolidate or terminate those programs. The package brings back the so-called Holman Rule, which allows members to chop specific agencies or even the salaries of specific federal employees when appropriations bills are being considered. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-twitter-was-pressured-by-pfizer-to-suppress-posts-questioning-covid-vax-efficacy-twitter-files?utm_campaign=64487 Twitter was pressured by Pfizer to suppress posts questioning Covid vax efficacy: Twitter Files Alex Berenson dropped records from the Twitter Files on Monday, stating that a board member for Pfizer pressured Twitter to suppress and censor any posts questioning the efficacy of the company's mRNA vaccine. On August 27, 2021, Pfizer Board Member Dr. Scott Gottlieb emailed Todd O’Boyle, a Senior Manager of Public Policy at Twitter’s Washington, DC location, according to LinkedIn, and also Twitter’s point of contact with the White House, Berenson reported. The email subject line contained a tweet from Dr. Brett Giroir, who had briefly served under Gottlieb in the Food and Drug Administration. That tweet read: "It’s now clear that [Covid-19] natural immunity is superior to [vaccine] immunity, by ALOT. There’s no scientific justification for [vax proof] if a person had prior infection." https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-declares-state-of-emergency-in-california-after-deadly-storms_4971604.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Biden Declares State of Emergency in California After Deadly Storms President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in California on Jan. 9 after a series of storms hit the Golden State, leaving about a dozen people dead. Several storms, as part of an “atmospheric river,” have hit California over the past two weeks and caused hundreds of thousands of customers to lose power, according to Poweroutage.us. As of the morning of Jan. 9, the website shows that more than 100,000 people are without power. Since Dec. 26, 2022, San Francisco has received more than 10 inches of rain, while Mammoth Mountain, a popular ski area in the Eastern Sierra, got nearly 10 feet of snow, the National Weather Service said. The emergency declaration allows the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate disaster relief efforts and use emergency resources, the White House said in a Jan. 9 statement. Biden, who’s currently in Mexico, declared that an “emergency exists” in California following “successive and severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides.” FEMA is authorized to provide “equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency,” according to the statement. Over the weekend, in anticipation of more storms, the National Weather Service warned of a “relentless parade of atmospheric rivers” that will likely hit California. The second storm system will hit on Jan. 10 with lower rainfall totals but will affect locations in Southern California, according to the federal agency. Heavy snow of as much as six feet will fall across higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountains, located in the eastern portion of California, before tapering off on Jan. 11. There will likely be “additional instances of flooding” across California this week, according to the agency. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-brazilian-anti-lula-protestors-storm-presidential-palace-and-national-congress?utm_campaign=64487 Brazilian anti-Lula protestors storm presidential palace and National Congress The headquarters of Brazil's executive and legislative branches were stormed by demonstrators protesting against the election of socialist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Sunday, breaking into the presidential palace as well as the National Congress building. Palácio do Planalto, or Planalto Palace in English, is the workplace of Brazilian presidents, and is located in the same plaza as the National Congress of Brazil, as well as the Supreme Federal Court. The Praça dos Três Poderes, or Three Towers Plaza, is in the capital city of Brasília. Brazilian outlet Metropoles reports that a hundreds of "Bolsonarists," or supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, "broke through blocks that prevent the entry of non-accredited people and entered the Planalto parking lot," before eventually making their way into the Planalto Palace and National Congress buildings. Footage shared by American conservative activist ALX shows the moment protestors broke through the barrier as police attempted to subdue them. Eventually the police had to retreat while the crowd stormed through. Video from inside the Planalto Palace shows the protestors, decked out in patriotic outfits, walking through the gas around the offices. Around 2:40 pm, the protestors also entered the National Congress building under a "shower of tear gas bombs." More footage shows masses of protestors climbing up the ramps on the outside of the congressional building to get inside. Meanwhile, Bolsonaro is suspected to have been in Orlando, Florida, since December, reported The Hill. Diario 98 columnist George Marques reported that while the buildings were being invaded, a portion of the Bolsonaro supporters stayed behind to pray. Lula, who was inaugurated just one week ago, won 50.83 percent of the vote compared to conservative incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, who won 49.17, in the country's October 2 vote. There was a runoff election afterwards on October 30 which Lula won, and that win was immediately ratified by the Superior Electoral Court. Gravity Jack: Gravity Jack is a full service digital agency specializing in the development of Virtual & Augmented Reality experiences, mobile apps, blockchain and Web3 projects. Founded in 2009 as the first American agency to offer augmented reality, they even patented it; Gravity Jack's digital experiences have been a source of innovation for small business, Fortune 500 Companies, and the US Military. Get your vision in motion at gravityjack.com ‘God’s Real’: Bills Quarterback Josh Allen Fights Back Tears While Recounting ‘Spiritual’ Moment on Field as Damar Hamlin Recovers It has been a harrowing, terrifying, and yet oddly optimistic time for the Buffalo Bills. On Sunday, just shy of a week after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed and went into cardiac arrest during a football showdown between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bills returned to the field and won against the New England Patriots. But that was only a bonus to the amazing news Hamlin is recovering and was able to watch the game from his hospital bed, sharing in the joy the 35-23 victory brought. Hamlin’s healing has been an answer to prayer for a nation on the edge of its seat, wondering if the 24-year-old player — whose initial medical state was dire — would pull through. That emotional toll was palpable, particularly after the Bills’ win Sunday. Quarterback Josh Allen delivered an emotional statement and gave God all the glory. “It was just spiritual … I was going around my team and saying, ‘God’s real,'” Allen said. “You can’t draw that one, write that one up any better.” He continued, as he got emotional, “It’s been three years and three months since the last kickoff return.” Allen was addressing the first play of the game, a 96-yard kickoff return — a resulting touchdown that left the Bills in celebration. The significance here, of course, is Hamlin’s number, which is 3. Here’s the great Jim Nantz and Tony Romo on the call: https://twitter.com/i/status/1612148627904032768 - Play Video With the players coming out donning Hamlin’s number, Allen clearly saw significance in the fact it had also been three years and three months since that last kickoff return. Allen also said during the post-game news conference he can’t remember another play that impacted him in such a profound way. “You want the truth? It was spiritual. It really was,” he said. “Bone-chilling. It was special. I can’t remember a play that touched me like that in my life.” https://twitter.com/i/status/1612215028085817345 - Play Video And that today… is why I love sports.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 15:01


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Tuesday, January 10th, 2023. Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope your week is going well for you and yours in this new year… and speaking of this new year! Club Membership Plug: (1/9) Ladies and gentleman, now is the time to sign up for a club membership at fightlaughfeast.com! You’ve heard it all before, new year, new you! Well that’s true for our club portal… This year, CrossPolitic will be dropping EXCLUSIVE content into our club portal, that you won’t be able to find ANYWHERE else. Some of this content will include a Bible study series with Pastor Toby, a new special with New Saint Andrew’s President, Ben Merkle, our backstage content, and probably stuff that Gabe hasn’t told Toby or Knox about! So again, head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get signed up today! That’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/irs-chopping-block-first-day-legislative-work-speaker-mccarthy IRS on the chopping block on first day of legislative work under Speaker McCarthy The House of Representatives is slated to vote on a bill Monday night that would cut more than $70 billion in Internal Revenue Service funding in an effort to prevent the agency from conducting new audits on Americans — fulfilling newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s promise ahead of taking the gavel. The Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act from Reps. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., and Michelle Steel, R-Calif., would roll back the billions of dollars of funding for the IRS that was approved in the Inflation Reduction Act last year. Smith’s bill leaves in place funding for customer service and improvements to IT services at the IRS but rescinds several categories of unobligated funding, including money that could be used to conduct any new audits on Americans. In total, it would claw back $72 billion of the funding Congress approved for the IRS last year. The Inflation Reduction Act granted an $80 billion boost to the IRS over a 10-year period, and more than half of those funds were aimed at helping the agency crack down on tax evasion. In 2021, the Treasury Department estimated that $80 billion would be used to hire 87,000 auditors and other new staff. Republicans have said they would fight this aggressive expansion that would more than double the agency’s current size. "The last thing the American people need right now are more audits from an out-of-control, bloated IRS," Smith told Fox News Digital on Monday. "The Inflation Act funding for IRS would lead to the hiring of 87,000 new IRS employees tasked with raising enough revenue to pay for Democrats’ Green New Deal priorities." In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital just days before the midterm elections, McCarthy vowed that if he became speaker of the House, protecting Americans from the IRS would be his first order of business. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/whats-house-rules-package-tough-limits-federal-spending What's in it: House GOP rules package aims to curb trillions in yearly heaps of new debt A 55-page set of rules for the House that Speaker Kevin McCarthy hopes to pass on Monday will set ambitious new curbs on federal spending, part of the GOP's effort to stop piling on trillions of dollars in new debt each year. One of the biggest changes is a return to a "Cut-As-You-Go" policy that says legislation cannot be considered if it increases mandatory spending over a 5- or 10-year period. This "CUTGO" policy requires bills that call for new spending to find offsetting spending cuts elsewhere in the federal budget. That is a more aggressive stance compared to the "Pay-As-You-Go" policy under Democratic control. "PAYGO" also requires offsets to new spending, but those offsets can either be spending cuts or tax increases – and in either case, PAYGO rules were often waived entirely by Democrats. The decision to go with CUTGO shows the new GOP’s aversion to possible tax hikes, which can be seen elsewhere in the new rules package. For example, the rules require a supermajority in the House to approve new tax increases. "A bill or joint resolution, amendment, or conference report carrying a federal income tax rate increase may not be considered as passed or agreed to unless so determined by a vote of not less than three-fifths of the Members voting, a quorum being present," the rules state. In another push to stop piling on new debt, the rules will end the practice of allowing the House to automatically increase the debt ceiling through passage of a budget resolution that would require borrowing above the current ceiling. Instead, the GOP will require separate votes to raise the debt ceiling in a bid to restore accountability to Congress. The current debt ceiling is $31.38 trillion, and the government is on the verge of hitting that cap. The rules package also instructs House committees to prepare plans for strict oversight of the Biden administration, including an assessment of which programs continue to receive funding from Congress even though their authorization lapsed. It calls on committees to make recommendations on how to either consolidate or terminate those programs. The package brings back the so-called Holman Rule, which allows members to chop specific agencies or even the salaries of specific federal employees when appropriations bills are being considered. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-twitter-was-pressured-by-pfizer-to-suppress-posts-questioning-covid-vax-efficacy-twitter-files?utm_campaign=64487 Twitter was pressured by Pfizer to suppress posts questioning Covid vax efficacy: Twitter Files Alex Berenson dropped records from the Twitter Files on Monday, stating that a board member for Pfizer pressured Twitter to suppress and censor any posts questioning the efficacy of the company's mRNA vaccine. On August 27, 2021, Pfizer Board Member Dr. Scott Gottlieb emailed Todd O’Boyle, a Senior Manager of Public Policy at Twitter’s Washington, DC location, according to LinkedIn, and also Twitter’s point of contact with the White House, Berenson reported. The email subject line contained a tweet from Dr. Brett Giroir, who had briefly served under Gottlieb in the Food and Drug Administration. That tweet read: "It’s now clear that [Covid-19] natural immunity is superior to [vaccine] immunity, by ALOT. There’s no scientific justification for [vax proof] if a person had prior infection." https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-declares-state-of-emergency-in-california-after-deadly-storms_4971604.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport Biden Declares State of Emergency in California After Deadly Storms President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in California on Jan. 9 after a series of storms hit the Golden State, leaving about a dozen people dead. Several storms, as part of an “atmospheric river,” have hit California over the past two weeks and caused hundreds of thousands of customers to lose power, according to Poweroutage.us. As of the morning of Jan. 9, the website shows that more than 100,000 people are without power. Since Dec. 26, 2022, San Francisco has received more than 10 inches of rain, while Mammoth Mountain, a popular ski area in the Eastern Sierra, got nearly 10 feet of snow, the National Weather Service said. The emergency declaration allows the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate disaster relief efforts and use emergency resources, the White House said in a Jan. 9 statement. Biden, who’s currently in Mexico, declared that an “emergency exists” in California following “successive and severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides.” FEMA is authorized to provide “equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency,” according to the statement. Over the weekend, in anticipation of more storms, the National Weather Service warned of a “relentless parade of atmospheric rivers” that will likely hit California. The second storm system will hit on Jan. 10 with lower rainfall totals but will affect locations in Southern California, according to the federal agency. Heavy snow of as much as six feet will fall across higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountains, located in the eastern portion of California, before tapering off on Jan. 11. There will likely be “additional instances of flooding” across California this week, according to the agency. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-brazilian-anti-lula-protestors-storm-presidential-palace-and-national-congress?utm_campaign=64487 Brazilian anti-Lula protestors storm presidential palace and National Congress The headquarters of Brazil's executive and legislative branches were stormed by demonstrators protesting against the election of socialist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Sunday, breaking into the presidential palace as well as the National Congress building. Palácio do Planalto, or Planalto Palace in English, is the workplace of Brazilian presidents, and is located in the same plaza as the National Congress of Brazil, as well as the Supreme Federal Court. The Praça dos Três Poderes, or Three Towers Plaza, is in the capital city of Brasília. Brazilian outlet Metropoles reports that a hundreds of "Bolsonarists," or supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, "broke through blocks that prevent the entry of non-accredited people and entered the Planalto parking lot," before eventually making their way into the Planalto Palace and National Congress buildings. Footage shared by American conservative activist ALX shows the moment protestors broke through the barrier as police attempted to subdue them. Eventually the police had to retreat while the crowd stormed through. Video from inside the Planalto Palace shows the protestors, decked out in patriotic outfits, walking through the gas around the offices. Around 2:40 pm, the protestors also entered the National Congress building under a "shower of tear gas bombs." More footage shows masses of protestors climbing up the ramps on the outside of the congressional building to get inside. Meanwhile, Bolsonaro is suspected to have been in Orlando, Florida, since December, reported The Hill. Diario 98 columnist George Marques reported that while the buildings were being invaded, a portion of the Bolsonaro supporters stayed behind to pray. Lula, who was inaugurated just one week ago, won 50.83 percent of the vote compared to conservative incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, who won 49.17, in the country's October 2 vote. There was a runoff election afterwards on October 30 which Lula won, and that win was immediately ratified by the Superior Electoral Court. Gravity Jack: Gravity Jack is a full service digital agency specializing in the development of Virtual & Augmented Reality experiences, mobile apps, blockchain and Web3 projects. Founded in 2009 as the first American agency to offer augmented reality, they even patented it; Gravity Jack's digital experiences have been a source of innovation for small business, Fortune 500 Companies, and the US Military. Get your vision in motion at gravityjack.com ‘God’s Real’: Bills Quarterback Josh Allen Fights Back Tears While Recounting ‘Spiritual’ Moment on Field as Damar Hamlin Recovers It has been a harrowing, terrifying, and yet oddly optimistic time for the Buffalo Bills. On Sunday, just shy of a week after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed and went into cardiac arrest during a football showdown between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bills returned to the field and won against the New England Patriots. But that was only a bonus to the amazing news Hamlin is recovering and was able to watch the game from his hospital bed, sharing in the joy the 35-23 victory brought. Hamlin’s healing has been an answer to prayer for a nation on the edge of its seat, wondering if the 24-year-old player — whose initial medical state was dire — would pull through. That emotional toll was palpable, particularly after the Bills’ win Sunday. Quarterback Josh Allen delivered an emotional statement and gave God all the glory. “It was just spiritual … I was going around my team and saying, ‘God’s real,'” Allen said. “You can’t draw that one, write that one up any better.” He continued, as he got emotional, “It’s been three years and three months since the last kickoff return.” Allen was addressing the first play of the game, a 96-yard kickoff return — a resulting touchdown that left the Bills in celebration. The significance here, of course, is Hamlin’s number, which is 3. Here’s the great Jim Nantz and Tony Romo on the call: https://twitter.com/i/status/1612148627904032768 - Play Video With the players coming out donning Hamlin’s number, Allen clearly saw significance in the fact it had also been three years and three months since that last kickoff return. Allen also said during the post-game news conference he can’t remember another play that impacted him in such a profound way. “You want the truth? It was spiritual. It really was,” he said. “Bone-chilling. It was special. I can’t remember a play that touched me like that in my life.” https://twitter.com/i/status/1612215028085817345 - Play Video And that today… is why I love sports.

The Charlie Kirk Show
January 6, Brazil Edition? with Paulo Figueiredo and Matthew Tyrmand

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 34:13


Supporters of Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, believing the country's most recent elected was stolen by fraud, just paraded through the country's National Congress building.  Sound familiar? Charlie talks to one of Brazil's most popular journalists, Paulo Figueiredo, to find out what just happened, and why so many people think President Lula's recent "victory" was illegitimate. Plus, Charlie talks to Matthew Tyrmand about whether this incident will be used for an authoritarian crackdown, and whether Brazil is on the brink of becoming another left-wing Latin dictatorship.Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Unsung History
Shirley Chisholm

Unsung History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 49:24


Throughout her life, Shirley Chisholm fought for coalitional change. She was the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress in 1968, the first Black woman to run for President of the United States in 1972, co-founder of both the Congressional Black Caucus and the National Women's Political Caucus, both in 1971, and co-founder of the National Congress of Black Women in 1984. Toward the end of her life, Chisholm told an interviewer: “I want history to remember me … as a Black woman who lived in the 20th century and who dared to be herself. I want to be remembered as a catalyst for change in America.”  Joining me in this episode is Dr. Anastasia Curwood, Professor of History and Director of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies at the University of Kentucky, and author of Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics.  Our theme song is Frogs Legs Rag, composed by James Scott and performed by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. The episode image is Shirley Chisholm speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida, on July 12, 1972. The photographer was Warren K. Leffler, and the photograph is in the public domain and available via the Library of Congress.  The audio clip of Shirley Chisholm speaking is from her presidential campaign announcement on January 25, 1972, in Brooklyn; the audio is courtesy of the New York City Municipal Archive, via C-SPAN. The audio clip of Rep. Barbara Lee is from Two Broads Talking Politics, Episode 433: Barbara Lee, which originally aired on October 9, 2020; the episode was recorded, edited, and produced by Kelly Therese Pollock and is used with express permission. Additional Sources: “‘Unbought and Unbossed': When a Black Woman Ran for the White House,” by Jackson Landers, Smithsonian Magazine, April 25, 2016. “‘Unbought and Unbossed': How Shirley Chisholm Helped Paved the Path for Kamala Harris Nearly Five Decades Ago,” by Stuart Emmrich, Vogue, August 20, 2020. “Politicians reflect on Shirley Chisholm's legacy 50 years after her historic presidential run,” by Anna Lucente Sterling, NY1, February 17, 2022. “CHISHOLM, Shirley Anita,” House.gov. “What You May Not Know About TC Alum Shirley Chisholm,” Teacher's College, Columbia University, Published Wednesday, November 30, 2022. “Shirley Chisholm, 'Unbossed' Pioneer in Congress, Is Dead at 80,” by James Barron, The New York Times, January 3, 2005. “Congressional Black Caucus swears in its largest group in history,” by Cheyanne M. Daniels, The Hill, January 3, 2023. “Democratic women lawmakers who broke through in 2018 now step into leadership roles,” by Grace Panetta and Mel Leonor Barclay, The 19th, January 3, 2023. “Rep. Lauren Underwood elected to House Democratic leadership position,” by Lynn Sweet, Chicago SunTimes, December 1, 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Pardon My American
6 Year Old Shoots Teacher And Prince Harry's Bold ”60 Minutes”

Pardon My American

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 58:53


* CORRECTION, WE REFERENCED ABBY ZWERNER'S DEATH FROM THE SHOOTING BUT WE WERE MISTAKEN. SHE IS CURRENTLY IN CRITICAL BUT STABLE CONDITION * The first-grade teacher in Virginia who was shot by her 6-year-old student was about to confiscate the gun when the child pulled the trigger.  She was listed in serious but stable condition at Riverside Regional Medical Center,  Massive crowd of Brazilians have descended on the capital of Brasilia to protest the elections and are currently storming the National Congress. Police are using tear gas, Gunfire has been reported. Prince Harry wrote many shocking anecdotes about his life as the “Spare” heir to the British throne — but none more bizarre than describing his family as a “death cult.” Harry noted in his book that their lives “were built on death” and their experiences were overshadowed by grief. Harry also says how Windsor Castle,  one of the Firm's royal residences in England,  is a “tomb, the walls filled with ancestors.” The Tower of London, Harry explained, is “held together with the blood of animals.”   Pardon My American podcast (PMA) is an opinion-based podcast that explores politics, entertainment, paranormal, and culture all while having a good laugh. They keep things lighthearted as they dive into subjects that inspire you to think and ask questions.   Support Our Sponsors ► Aura ► Ghostbed ► Fum   Support Our Show ► Website ► Buy Merch ► Patreon   Watch & Follow Our Show ► YouTube ► Rumble ► Rokfin ► Instagram ► Telegram  

CrossroadsET
What Stalling McCarthy Really Showed Us; Brazilian Protesters Raid Their National Congress

CrossroadsET

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 92:20


The Freedom Caucus delayed the nomination of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy 14 times before conceding to allow him through on the 15th vote. While doing this, they forced various agreements including a new ability for representatives to attempt to remove a House speaker from their position. The votes were more than just a political spectacle. What they demonstrated was the end of the “uniparty.” Meanwhile, in a developing story, protesters in Brazil have raided their National Congress, and have allegedly broken windows and doors to enter the Supreme Court building. This follows the election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and the slow build-up of mass protests against his incoming presidency. In this live Q&A with Crossroads host Joshua Philipp, we'll speak about these issues and others, and answer questions from the audience. ⭕️ Stay up-to-date with Josh with the Crossroads NEWSLETTER

Newshour
Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazilian government offices

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 48:20


Thousands of supporters of Brazil's recently defeated president, Jair Bolsonaro, have invaded the National Congress, Supreme Court and Presidential palace. Also in the programme: Rev Frank Chikane remembers the former South African apartheid minister, Adriaan Vlok, who tried to kill him but later repented; and tens of thousands of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia celebrate Christmas in the historic town of Lalibela, the first time they've been able to do so in three years, because of the country's civil war. (Photo: A man waves Brazil's flag as supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, outside Brazil's National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, 8 January 2023. Credit: Reuters/Adriano Machado)

Oxford Policy Pod
How China Exercises Soft Power

Oxford Policy Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 80:08


The recent 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party revealed Xi Jinping's intention to present to the world an image of a “credible, loveable, and respectable China.” The pursuit of soft power is inseparable from other government initiatives – China spends an estimated $10 billion on initiatives aimed at enhancing its soft power around the globe. Yet, public opinion polling from Pew Research shows that China is viewed unfavorably in many advanced economies. This data raises the question of whether China's investments in soft power tools are fruitful. Does China's image fare any better in developing countries? Beijing has the world's largest diplomatic network and has made relationship building with developing countries a cornerstone of its foreign policy. Cultural exchange programs for foreign students from developing economies is an example of its effort to bolster its image as an educational powerhouse and “champion of the developing world.” Economic power is typically not considered soft power, but China also blurred the lines between these categories of influence. The sheer size of its market and its influence as a potential trading partner and benefactor augment its attractiveness across the globe. Our host Elsa Katz is joined in this episode by three distinguished experts who provide insights on China's soft power through the lens of business, media, and creative industries. o Mr. Andrew Cainey – Founding Director, the UK National Committee on China and Senior Fellow, Royal United Services Institute; former Greater China Director at Booz & Company.o Ms. Zili Wang – Editor and Reporter at International desk of Caixin Media, Caixin Media Fellow at Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government.o Dr. Huiman Chan – Founder, UK-China Film Collab and Lecturer in Creative & Cultural Industries, De Montfort University. While their perspectives converge on some of the ways China defines its soft power as a two-way street and exercises it via cultural products, they however diverge regarding the suggested methods to advance its global influence. Some propose a bottom-up approach, others a top-down one. Whether the success of soft power is hindered by censorship or by information asymmetry is another thorny issue our experts will cover. From a holistic and nuanced perspective, listeners can grasp the highly complex nature of “soft power with Chinese characteristics” and the global changes of the past three decades since Joseph Nye first coined the term “soft power.” This episode is hosted by Elsa Katz and produced and supported by Read Leask. To keep up with our latest episodes, follow us on Twitter @oxfordpolicypod and on Instagram @oxfordpolicypod_.

Inside The War Room
Life after the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

Inside The War Room

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 55:20


Links from the show:* Politics and Society in Contemporary China* In the Same Breath* E Larus Consulting* Josh Chin on the Chinese Surveillance State* Connect with Ryan on Twitter* Subscribe to the newsletterAbout my guest:Elizabeth Freund Larus Ph.D., is Founder and President of E Larus Consulting LLC, and Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington. A Fulbright Scholar and Taiwan Fellow, she specializes in East Asian political, economic, and security dynamics.Dr. Larus draws on more than 30 years of experience with the Asia-Pacific. She is author of the books Politics and Society in Contemporary China and Economic Reform in China, as well as dozens of book chapters, articles and online commentary on Chinese politics, Taiwan politics, China-Taiwan relations, US in Asia, and security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific. She regularly contributes her insight to international media outlets, such as the Financial Times, Fortune magazine, CNBC, BBC, CGTN America, Channel NewsAsia, and Indus News. Get full access to Dispatches from the War Room at dispatchesfromthewarroom.substack.com/subscribe

Democracy Decoded
What If I Want to Vote in Person?

Democracy Decoded

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 27:25


Voting in person is still the most popular way to vote for many people. Whether it's a personal preference, a cultural experience in one's community, or an opportunity to get help from poll workers, millions of Americans head to the polls in person on the first Tuesday in November. In this episode we learn about the history of Election Day (seriously, why a weekday in late fall?) and the challenges that many Americans face when they try to vote in person.Host and Guests:Simone Leeper litigates a wide range of redistricting-related cases at CLC, challenging gerrymanders and advocating for election systems that guarantee all voters an equal opportunity to influence our democracy. Prior to arriving at CLC, Simone was a law clerk in the office of Senator Ed Markey and at the Library of Congress, Office of General Counsel. She received her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2019 and a bachelor's degree in political science from Columbia University in 2016.Valencia Richardson is Legal Counsel for Voting Rights at Campaign Legal Center. Her work focuses on addressing local-level election compliance under the Voting Rights Act in the Deep South. Prior to joining CLC, Valencia was a voting rights organizer and activist. Before law school, Valencia was a Fulbright grantee to Mexico and a student voting rights organizer for the Andrew Goodman Foundation, for which she served as a board member. She is the author of a nonfiction book, “Young and Disaffected,” and published “Voting While Poor: Reviving the Twenty-Fourth Amendment and Eliminating the Modern-Day Poll Tax” in the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. Valencia has litigated various voting rights cases in state and federal court, including Pascua Yaqui v. Rodriguez, Pettaway v. Galveston County, as well as Aguilar v. Yakima County, the first case litigated under the Washington Voting Rights Act.Samantha Kelty is a Staff Attorney with the Native American Rights Fund in its Washington, DC, office.  Samantha litigates to eliminate obstacles to voting faced by Native Americans. At NARF, she has successfully litigated or settled major victories for Native American voting rights, including securing compliance with the National Voter Registration Act in South Dakota, ballot assistance in Montana and Nevada, ballot receipt extension deadlines in Nevada, and on-reservation polling places in Montana and Nevada.  She also represented amicus curiae National Congress of American Indians before the United States Supreme Court in advocating for the use of ballot collection and equal access by Native American voters under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.  In addition to litigation, she is a member of the Native American Voting Rights Coalition, a nationwide alliance of advocates, lawyers, academics, and tribal representatives that addresses Native American voting issues nationwide.Terry Ao Minnis is the senior director of the census and voting programs for Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. Terry is a widely respected authority on voting rights. She was one of the key leaders in the campaigns to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act in 2006 as well as to address the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder. Appointed to the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Elections in 2020, Terry was named one of the four living 2020 National Women's History Alliance Honorees: Valiant Women of the Vote. She is one of NOW's 100 Sisters of Suffrage as part of their celebration of the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment.Links:Voting Must Be Accessible (Campaign Legal Center)Why the U.S. Needs Equitable Access to In-Person Voting (Campaign Legal Center)Giving Voters Time Off To Vote Would Help Promote Fair Representation (Campaign Legal Center)Fair Fight Action v. Raffensperger (Campaign Legal Center)Native Voters Still Face Obstacles, White House Outlines a Path Forward (Campaign Legal Center)Securing Safe Voting Options on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation (AZ) (Campaign Legal Center)About CLC:Democracy Decoded is a production of Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization which advances democracy through law at the federal, state and local levels, fighting for every American's right to responsive government and a fair opportunity to participate in and affect the democratic process. You can visit us on the web at campaignlegalcenter.org.

Indianz.Com
Climate and Clean Energy at 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 39:15


Tribal leaders and Cabinet secretaries host a discussion on climate and energy policy at the White House Tribal Nations Summit on November 30, 2022. Armchair Conversation with Tribal Leaders: Climate and Clean Energy President Fawn Sharp, National Congress of American Indians Chairwoman Janet Alkire, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Department of Transportation National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, White House Climate Policy Office Director Brian Deese, White House National Economic Council Moderator: Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland, Department of the Interior The event took place at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C.

CNA Talks
THE 20TH NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY: FOREIGN POLICY, TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY DIMENSIONS

CNA Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 89:16


Video Link to this Podcast: https://youtu.be/Aly90z-1-eI https://www.cna.org THE 20TH NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY: FOREIGN POLICY, TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY DIMENSIONS A SITUATION SPOTLIGHT Part of CNA's National Security Seminars series November 17, 2022 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST Featuring: Dr. David Finkelstein, Vice President, CNA and Director, China and Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Division, CNA (https://www.cna.org/about-us/leadership/center-for-naval-analyses/david-finkelstein.xml) Dr. Elizabeth Wishnick (https://www.cna.org/experts/Wishnick_E.xml), Senior Research Scientist, China Studies Program (https://www.cna.org/centers-and-divisions/cna/cip/china-studies), CNA, and Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University Dr. April Herlevi (https://www.cna.org/experts/Herlevi_A.xml) Senior Research Scientist, Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Program (https://www.cna.org/centers-and-divisions/cna/cip/indo-pacific-security-affairs), CNA For a recent analysis of the CCP Congress report see our InDepth blog posts by David Finkelstein and Brian Waidelich.

Native Minnesota with Rebecca Crooks-Stratton
The issues facing Indian Country

Native Minnesota with Rebecca Crooks-Stratton

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 60:22


In this special edition of the podcast, Rebecca interviews Native leaders from across the country at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) annual convention. This episode features conversations with eight different tribal elected officials and staff members sharing the issues facing their tribe – from environmentalism to tribal sovereignty to invisibility. Guests also share their hopes for the future, what they wish non-Native Americans knew about tribes and the importance of coming together at events like NCAI. EPISODE RESOURCES National Congress of American Indians: https://www.ncai.org/ Understand Native Minnesota: https://www.understandnativemn.org/

The Slippery Slope
US President Joe Biden has denied China is planning an “imminent” invasion of Taiwan.

The Slippery Slope

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 7:27


US President Joe Biden has denied China is planning an “imminent” invasion of Taiwan despite rising fears a new Cold War is brewing. China is preparing for war, not saving the planet Xi Jinping Suggests China Could Invade Taiwan—Prompting Applause In a major speech, President Xi Jinping has said China would "never promise to renounce the use of force" against Taiwan—prompting applause from delegates. "We will continue to strive for peaceful reunification," Xi said as the Chinese Communist Party's 20th National Congress kicked off in Beijing. "But we will never promise to renounce the use of force. And we reserve the option of taking all measures necessary." What does Smokey Joe think about all of this? Biden, who has consistently been wrong on major foreign policy matters since becoming senator from Delaware in 1973, said "I absolutely believe there's need not be a new Cold War... And I do not think there's any imminent attempt on the part of China to invade Taiwan." This is just my opinion. PS: If you enjoy my content, I will think of you while drinking my coffee. – Buy Me a Coffee The Slippery Slope Spotify J Fallon Apple Music J Fallon Spotify J Fallon YouTube The Slippery Slope Apple Podcasts The Slippery Slope YouTube The Slippery Slope Stitcher --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jason-fallon/message

1050 Bascom
China in the World and the Communist's Party's National Congress w/ Prof. Lei

1050 Bascom

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 37:29


In this episode of 1050 Bascom, we were privileged to talk with Prof Reed Lei about China's National Party Congress that occurred in October during what is now an extraordinary time for China in the world. The Chinese economy is facing a series of challenges. The country's Covid-zero policy means ongoing lockdowns. Chip access is being curtailed by actions from the Biden administration, and the spillover from Russia's invasion of Ukraine is affecting China and its international relationships more generally. We learned so much from our discussion with Prof. Lei and hope you will too.

All Things Policy
Where's China headed after the 20th Party Congress?

All Things Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 34:09


Xi Jinping won an unprecedented third term as General Secretary at the Communist Party's 20th National Congress in late October. This cemented his hold on power for the foreseeable future. What does this mean for the future of Chinese politics and the direction of China's economic and foreign policies? Manoj Kewalramani and Shrikrishna Upadhyaya discuss.You can follow Manoj Kewalramani on twitter: https://twitter.com/theChinaDudeYou can follow Shrikrishna Upadhyaya on twitter: https://twitter.com/shrikrishna5Check out Takshashila's courses: https://school.takshashila.org.in/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featuredDo follow IVM Podcasts on social media.We are @IVMPodcasts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.https://twitter.com/IVMPodcastshttps://www.instagram.com/ivmpodcasts/?hl=enhttps://www.facebook.com/ivmpodcasts/Follow the show across platforms:Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, JioSaavn, Gaana, Amazon Music Do share the word with your folks!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs
The Party of General Secretary Xi

Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022


The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party was held from October 16 to October 22, 2022. Xi Jinping officially secured his third term in office and cemented his power over the communist party state. Neil Thomas, senior analyst at the Eurasia Group, joins us today to discuss the party of General Secretary Xi. … Continue reading The Party of General Secretary Xi

CounterSpin
US Media Searched for Crisis at China Party Congress

CounterSpin

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022


  For the Western press, the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party offered a number of signals which—if read in good faith—could have been perceived as reassuring. Instead, establishment outlets reverted to familiar narratives regarding China's Covid mitigation strategy and tied these into renewed predictions of a long-prophesied economic disaster—one that would inevitably […] The post US Media Searched for Crisis at China Party Congress appeared first on FAIR.

Sounds Strategic
Xi Jinping and China's 20th Party Congress

Sounds Strategic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 34:09


In this episode, Sounds Strategic podcast host Meia Nouwens is joined by IISS expert Nigel Inkster, Senior Adviser for Cyber Security and China, to discuss the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which took place mid-October in Beijing. The event was widely anticipated to cement Xi Jinping's third term in power. Meia and Nigel discuss their reflections, including the following topics: Xi Jinping's leadership and the impact on the domestic political trajectory of the party The social contract between the party and the Chinese population The vitality of the Chinese economy and the possible leveraging of the military CCP and China on the world stage The impact on potential flashpoints such as Taiwan in the short term Speakers: Meia Nouwens, IISS Senior Fellow for Chinese Defence Policy and Military Modernisation | Twitter: @MeiaNouwens | Meia Nouwens (iiss.org) Nigel Inkster, Senior Adviser for Cyber Security and China | Nigel Inkster (iiss.org) We hope you enjoy the episode and please follow, rate, and subscribe to Sounds Strategic on the podcast platform of your choice. Date of Recording: 2 November 2022 Sounds Strategic is recorded and produced at the IISS in London. For more information visit The International Institute for Strategic Studies Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The East is a Podcast
The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

The East is a Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 60:47


DSA International Commitee (@dsa_intl_comm) member Mirah Wood (@snackvampire) guests hosts an interview with friend of the podcast Sun Feiyang (@moghilemear13) about the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Support www.patreon.com/east_podcast  

Saturday Free School for Philosophy and Black Liberation
The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (Saturday Free School 10/22/22)

Saturday Free School for Philosophy and Black Liberation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 214:34


This Saturday we discuss the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party and Xi Jinping's speech.

Control Risks
Asia in Focus - Key takeaways from China's historic CPC National Congress

Control Risks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 24:20


Few National Congresses of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in history seem to have generated as much global media attention and market response as this year's, underscoring how business is increasingly driven by politics. Companies are concerned about how China's political trajectory and business environment will evolve over the next five years or more. Have the fundamentals of China's long-term growth changed? Join the discussion between Angela Mancini, Partner, and Andrew Gilholm, Director of Analysis for China and North Asia. They discuss the outcomes of the CPC National Congress, the short-term market reaction, the outlook for China, and key takeaways for businesses. Read our article on the CPC National Congress for more insights about this significant political event, or subscribe to our Asia In Focus podcast series to keep track of dynamics in the Asia market. If you are looking for more analysis on other issues from our experts all over the world, please visit the Our Thinking section on Control Risks' website.

Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English
The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 23:10


Dez Morgan reports to Skip Montreux on the NCCCP that took place in Beijing, China in October. How often does this meeting take place? What happens during this congress? What did President Xi Jinping say, and NOT say, in his opening speech? Listen in to learn the answers to these questions and more. Visit Apple Podcasts to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Contact Skip, Dez, and Samantha at downtobusinessenglish@gmail.com Follow Skip & Dez Skip Montreux on Linkedin Skip Montreux on Instagram Skip Montreux on Twitter Skip Montreux on Facebook Dez Morgan on Twitter RSS Feed

Stephanomics
Why Brazil's Lula May Tack Toward the Center

Stephanomics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 34:07


Voters in Brazil just took a leftward turn in electing former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, ousting the far-right populist incumbent. Next week, polls show US voters may move in the opposite direction, dealing a blow to Democratic President Joe Biden and his party. This week's Stephanomics episode explores the economic and political winds in two of the world's largest nations. First, Flanders talks US midterms with Anna Wong, Bloomberg's chief US economist, and reporter Nancy Cook. Overall, the US economy is functioning better than it appears to those focusing on inflation, with a strong job market and high balances in bank accounts, Wong says. Yet, high prices have a way of making consumers feel things are gloomier than they are, and that's not good for Democrats. And if Republicans seize control of one or both houses of Congress, Cook notes that will spell the end of meaningful economic legislation from the Biden administration until the end of the term. Next, reporter Maria Eloisa Capurro explains the challenges facing Lula after his defeat of Jair Bolsonaro. Brazil has seen progress this year on inflation, with rates falling from 12% to an expected 5.6% next month. However, economists note the improvement is less impressive than it seems, generated in large part by tax cuts instead of real changes in the economy. Meantime, the new president will be under pressure to deliver on campaign promises to cut taxes for the poor, increase them for the rich and provide a minimum income level for the most needy. In a follow-up discussion, analyst Richard Back of XP Investimentos in Brazil shares with host Stephanie Flanders why he thinks Lula is likely to propose moderate economic policies, despite his progressive reputation. With many acolytes of Bolsonaro still in Brazil's National Congress, Lula knows he cannot be "radical or revengeful," Back says. International investors see the new president as someone who "will make distortions, but he's not the guy that will blow everything."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Readout
China's New Era

The Readout

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 28:37


CSIS's Scott Kennedy joins the podcast to discuss the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, its outcomes, and the new strategic direction that Chinese President Xi Jinping has set for the country.

The Canadian Investor
Panic Alarm on Big Tech?

The Canadian Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 54:22


This earnings season is turning out to be tough for many publicly listed companies. During this special episode, we go over earnings from Visa, Microsoft and Google. We then talk about Chinese stocks and if they have become uninvestable following the 20th National Congress of the CCP.  Tickers of stocks discussed: V, MSFT, GOOG, KWEB, BABA, TCEHY, JD, PDD Check out our portfolio by going to Jointci.com Our Website Canadian Investor Podcast Network Twitter: @cdn_investing Simon's twitter: @Fiat_Iceberg Braden's twitter: @BradoCapital Want to learn more about Real Estate Investing? Check out the Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast! Apple Podcast - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Spotify - The Canadian Real Estate Investor  Sign up to Stratosphere for free

The Lawfare Podcast
Rational Security 2.0: The “Ku Ku Kachoo” Edition

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 65:26


This week, Alan, Quinta, and Scott were joined by China expert and law professor Julian Ku to talk through some of the week's big national security news, including:“Xi Loves Me, Xi Loves Me Not.” At the Chinese Communist Party's 20th National Congress this past weekend, Chinese President Xi Jinping was able to not only secure his leadership over the party and country for a third consecutive five-year term but successfully staff the party apparatus with his hand-picked loyalists. What does the Congress tell us about where China is headed under Xi's rule?“Huawei or the Highway.” Less than 24 hours after the close of the CCP Congress in Beijing, Attorney General Merrick Garland and his most senior deputies unveiled a series of indictments against Chinese nationals alleged to have engaged in covert campaigns to interfere with the investigation into Huawei, penetrate U.S. research institutions, and curb protests by Chinese nationals in the United States. Is the timing a message or just a coincidence? How should the Biden administration be responding?“4th and Elon(g).” Despite his best efforts, Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter is set to go through this Friday. But in the last few days, there have been mutterings that the purchase might be subjected to a national security review by the federal government. Are these rumors just Elon's Hail Mary attempt at killing the deal? Or might they have some merit? And what will either outcome mean for Twitter?For object lessons, Alan recommended the new film "Argentina, 1985." Quinta endorsed the novel "Grey Bees" by Andrey Kurkov for those wanting to sample some modern Ukrainian literature. Scott urged listeners who share his space obsessions to check out "For All Mankind," one of the best shows he's seen on television. And Julian recommended the BBC documentary series "Rome: Empire Without Limit" by Mary Beard for those wanting to reflect a bit on the rise and decline of great powers.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Guerrilla History
The 20th Communist Party of China National Congress - Dispatch w/ Sun Feiyang and Mirah

Guerrilla History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 69:29


In this Dispatch episode on a very recent topic, we bring in both a great guest and a fabulous guest host - both of whom are our friends from the DSA International Committee.  Mirah and Sun Feiyang.  We discuss the recently wrapped up Communist Party of China National Congress, its implications for Chinese domestic and foreign policy, and what to expect in the next 5 years. Mirah and Feiyang are both members of the DSA International Committee.  Mirah can be followed on twitter @snackvampire, Feiyang can be followed @moghilemear13. Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory  We also have a new (free!) newsletter you can sign up for!

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Swiss evolutionists steal God’s glory, NY Court: Give people jobs back after COVID firings, Coach Joe Kennedy gets job back after prayer-related firing

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022


It's Thursday, October 27th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Chinese suffer with world's worst internet freedom Freedom House reports China has the worst internet freedom in the world for the eighth year in a row. China implemented new guidelines back in September to restrict religious content online. The Chinese Communist Party also held their 20th National Congress last week. President Xi Jinping secured a third term at the congress as Christians expect more persecution under the regime.  Officials detained a Christian evangelist and his wife for sharing the Gospel on the streets leading up to the congress. Chen Wensheng is part of the Xiaoqun Church in Hunan and has refused, like many others, to join the state-regulated Three-Self Church. Despite the government's oppression, there are now an estimated 100 million Christians in China.  French Senate rejected pro-abortion law Last week, the Senate of France rejected a draft law to make abortion a constitutional right. The draft law made abortion and contraception a right and accessible for free. Despite the rejection, more draft laws on the same issue are headed to the National Assembly next month. The French Protestant Evangelical Committee for Human Dignity warned, “including abortion in the Constitution would authorize a death penalty for unborn children.” France already voted earlier this year to legalize the murder of unborn babies up to 14 weeks, an increase from 12 weeks. Coach Joe Kennedy gets job back after prayer-related firing A Washington State football coach will be reinstated by next March after losing his job for praying after games. The Bremerton School District originally put Coach Joe Kennedy on leave in 2015. Kennedy's case went all the way to the Supreme Court. In June, the high court ruled the Constitution protected Kennedy's freedom to pray on the field with students. On Tuesday, a stipulation filed in a U.S. District Court said Kennedy would get his job back in the next six months.    Kennedy told Newsmax he wants to get back on the team and continue giving thanks to God. KENNEDY: “I just want my constitutional right and be back up there on the football field with my team and just having the right to be able to think God in America these days. That's all I want.” Psalm 107:1-2 says, “Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say who, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy.” NY Supreme Court: Give people jobs back after COVID firings Meanwhile in New York, the state's Supreme Court ruled Monday that city employees in the Big Apple who lost their jobs for refusing to get a COVID-19 shot must be reinstated. The ruling applies to 1,400 employees and orders the city to give them back-pay. The ruling stated: “The Health commissioner cannot create a new condition of employment for City employees. The Mayor cannot exempt certain employees from these orders… Being vaccinated does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting COVID-19.” Americans look to government for change A new survey from Barna found most U.S. adults look to national, state, or local government for creating meaningful change. Even practicing Christians were more likely to expect meaningful change through the federal government than through religious organizations or churches. However, Christians were much more likely to expect meaningful change from churches than the general adult population. U.S. homes prices down by 2.4% American home prices are down 2.4% in recent months. However, they're still up over 40% since the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mortgage payments on median-priced homes continue to rise as mortgage rates climb. Rates on a 30-year-mortgage reached 7.16% last week, a 20-year record.   Swiss evolutionists steal God's glory And finally, scientists recently discovered over 50 sea creatures, once thought to be silent, that can actually communicate. Gabriel Jorgewich-Cohen at the University of Zurich, Switzerland used microphones and cameras to study 53 species around the world. He told BBC News about the wonders of sea turtle communication: “[They] will sing from within their egg to synchronize hatching. If they call from inside, they all come out together and hopefully avoid being eaten.” While the scientists were quick to jump to false evolutionary conclusions, Genesis 1:21 says, “God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”  Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, October 27th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Rational Security
The “Ku Ku Kachoo” Edition

Rational Security

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 64:29


This week, Alan, Quinta, and Scott were joined by China expert and law professor Julian Ku to talk through some of the week's big national security news, including:“Xi Loves Me, Xi Loves Me Not.” At the Chinese Communist Party's 20th National Congress this past weekend, Chinese President Xi Jinping was able to not only secure his leadership over the party and country for a third consecutive five-year term but successfully staff the party apparatus with his hand-picked loyalists. What does the Congress tell us about where China is headed under Xi's rule?“Huawei or the Highway.” Less than 24 hours after the close of the CCP Congress in Beijing, Attorney General Merrick Garland and his most senior deputies unveiled a series of indictments against Chinese nationals alleged to have engaged in covert campaigns to interfere with the investigation into Huawei, penetrate U.S. research institutions, and curb protests by Chinese nationals in the United States. Is the timing a message or just a coincidence? How should the Biden administration be responding?“4th and Elon(g).” Despite his best efforts, Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter is set to go through this Friday. But in the last few days, there have been mutterings that the purchase might be subjected to a national security review by the federal government. Are these rumors just Elon's Hail Mary attempt at killing the deal? Or might they have some merit? And what will either outcome mean for Twitter?For object lessons, Alan recommended the new film "Argentina, 1985." Quinta endorsed the novel "Grey Bees" by Andrey Kurkov for those wanting to sample some modern Ukrainian literature. Scott urged listeners who share his space obsessions to check out "For All Mankind," one of the best shows he's seen on television. And Julian recommended the BBC documentary series "Rome: Empire Without Limit" by Mary Beard for those wanting to reflect a bit on the rise and decline of great powers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Lawfare Podcast
Catching Up on the Chinese Communist Party's 20th National Congress

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 53:09


This past weekend, the Chinese Communist Party held its 20th National Congress, an event held every five years at which it appoints its senior leadership who in turn holds the reins of China's government. This year, the event focused on one man, Xi Jinping, the current president of China, who secured an unprecedented, third consecutive five-year term as the party's senior-most official and was able to staff the party apparatus with hand-chosen loyalists, even at the expense of his predecessors and other factions in the party.To discuss these events, Lawfare senior editor Scott R. Anderson sat down with Sophia Yan, China correspondent for The Telegraph, and Julian Ku, Professor of Law at Hofstra University. They discussed what went down at the National Congress, where it says China is headed in the next five years, and what it might mean for its relationship with the United States.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Innovation with Mark Peter Davis
Partner Meeting: What founders should do when deals aren't getting done, China's 20th National Congress results and what it means for the global economy, Q3 earnings start to roll in, OFAC sanctions in crypto, and should you have a co-founder

Innovation with Mark Peter Davis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 43:03


On this week's Partner Meeting episode we cover the following topics: What founders should do when deals aren't getting done Q3 earnings start to roll in China's 20th National Congress and what it means for the global economy OFAC sanctions in crypto Business Lesson: should you have a co-founder? *DISCLAIMER* Interplay Family Office LLC (“Interplay”) is registered as an investment adviser with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Registration of an investment adviser does not imply any level of skill or training. Information about the qualifications and business practices of Interplay is available on the SEC's website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov._ Interplay only transacts business in states where it is properly registered or is excluded or exempted from registration requirements. Offering of asset management services through Interplay is pursuant to an investment advisory agreement.The views expressed in this podcast/vodcast are subject to change based on market and other conditions. The podcast/vodcast may contain certain statements that may be deemed forward looking statements. Please note that any such statements are not guarantees of any future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. Any projections, market outlooks, or estimates are based upon certain assumptions and should not be construed as indicative of actual events that will occur.Information communicated during the podcast/vodcast does not involve the rendering of personalized investment advice but is limited to the dissemination of general market information. A professional adviser should be consulted before implementing any of the strategies or options presented. The podcast/vodcast is not an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy or sell the securities mentioned herein. Neither Interplay nor its advisory persons render tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax and legal advisors for advice concerning your circumstances.

Monocle 24: The Globalist
Monday 24 October

Monocle 24: The Globalist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 60:00


The major takeaways from the Chinese Communist Party's 20th National Congress. Plus: Israel's balancing act over the conflict in Ukraine, UK politics in turmoil and the latest business headlines.

Real Vision Presents...
It's All About the Numbers

Real Vision Presents...

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 32:51


President Xi Jinping strengthened his hold on power and took definitive steps to reverse a half-century of open relations with the West at last weekend's National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, triggering a steep sell-off of U.S.-listed Chinese stocks. The major equity indexes were all well in the green through midday – “Powder dry kind of day… yields up, VIX up, dollar steady – action sloppy,” is how Michele “Mish” Schneider, the Director of Trading Research and Education at MarketGauge.com, described it on Twitter. Maggie Lake welcomes Mish for today's Daily Briefing to talk about what she's looking at as earnings season kicks into high gear, inflation, commodities, and the dollar. We also hear from Victor Shih on President Xi Jinping's motivation for closing China. Watch the complete conversation between Victor Shih and Maggie Lake here:https://rvtv.io/3gFAdOR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Multipolarista
China plans 'new era' of revolution in 20th CPC national congress

Multipolarista

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 87:13


The Communist Party of China (CPC) is holding its 20th national congress to plan the next five years of policies. It says its goal is to "write an even more magnificent chapter for socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era." Carlos Martinez, Danny Haiphong, and Ben Norton discuss the importance of the party congress in this joint production co-sponsored by Friends of Socialist China, The Left Lens, and Multipolarista. VIDEO: https://youtube.com/watch?v=4IztA3jlUKs Read more in our report here: https://multipolarista.com/2022/10/21/china-20th-cpc-national-congress

Deep Dish on Global Affairs
Should the US Embrace or Reject Engagement with China? (Rebroadcast)

Deep Dish on Global Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 38:36


This week, the Chinese Communist Party hosts its twice-a-decade National Congress and President Xi Jinping is set to secure power for a third term. Nonresident Senior Fellow Paul Heer joins Deep Dish to argue the importance of engagement with China as a necessary component of US foreign policy. If we do not pursue it, he says, we are missing opportunities for a more peaceful coexistence between both countries and the world.  This episode originally aired on August 4, 2022. 

CBS This Morning - News on the Go
10/20: Prime Minister of Britain announces that she will step down. Pres. Xi Jinping is tightening his grip on power in China.

CBS This Morning - News on the Go

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 14:45


The new Prime Minister of Britain announced that she will step down after an uproar in parliament and her own party. Liz Truss, who took over from Boris Johnson in early September, will be replaced in a new leadership election. Ukraine's army is moving to cut off Russian forces in the key city of Kherson, hoping to build on other successes on the battlefield. Russian President Vladimir Putin has now declared martial law in four provinces that were illegally annexed earlier this month. President Biden campaigns for Democrats today in Pennsylvania, one of the few places where candidates want his support. A federal judge says Trump signed a legal document under oath, claiming voter fraud in the 2020 election, even though he knew those claims were false. District Judge David Carter pointed to 4 emails that appear to show Attorney John Eastman knew Trump and other Trump lawyers were submitting inaccurate numbers of allegedly fraudulent votes, to federal courts. President Xi Jinping is tightening his grip on power at the Communist Party's National Congress in China. President Xi has introduced more assertive policies at home and abroad, leading to chilly relations with neighboring Taiwan and tighter controls over Hong Kong.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.