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The John Batchelor Show
1792: #Eurasianism: No need for a Khrushchev "Secret Speech" after the personality cult of Putin. Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. HFN

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 14:29


Photo: Personality cults: here, the Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić pets a dog with Vladimir Putin, president of Russia. Pro-government media in Serbia most often presents Vučić as a powerful person under constant attack who receives messages of support from Putin @Batchelorshow #Eurasianism:  No need for a Khrushchev "Secret Speech" after the personality cult of Putin.  Professor H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. HFN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Cult_of_Personality_and_Its_Consequences .. Permissions: The President of the Republic of Serbia, Alexander Vucic, presented Vladimir Putin with a Sharplanin puppy.  Президент Республики Сербии Александр Вучич подарил Владимиру Путину щенка шарпланинской овчарки. Date | 17 January 2019 Source | http://www.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/59689 Author | Presidential Press and Information Office This file comes from the website of the President of the Russian Federation and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. In short: you are free to distribute and modify the file as long as you attribute www.kremlin.ru. Note: Works published on site before April 8, 2014 are also licensed under Creative CommonsAttribution 3.0 License. The permission letter from the Press Secretary for the President of the Russian Federation is available here. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. | Attribution: Kremlin.ru  /  You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work; to remix – to adapt the workUnder the following conditions: attribution – You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Congressional Dish
CD 241: 20th Anniversary of the Patriot Act

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 89:55


The Patriot Act: A law that is still governing us after 20 years despite being almost universally hated. In this episode, we take a close look at the lesser known parts of the Patriot Act that became permanent immediately, examine the status of the few provisions that had to be reauthorized over the years, find out how the law was crafted in the first place, and see what happened to the members of Congress who voted for this rights-destroying legislation. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD236: January 6: The Capitol Riot CD235: The Safe Haven of Sanctions Evaders CD160: Equifax Breach CD105: Anthrax CD098: USA Freedom Act: Privatization of the Patriot Act CD048: The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Patriot Act Overviews Charles Doyle. April 18, 2002. The USA PATRIOT Act: A Sketch, RS21203.” Congressional Research Service. Charles Doyle. December 10, 2001. Terrorism: Section by Section Analysis of the USA PATRIOT Act, RL31200. Congressional Research Service. Indefinite Detention Anna Mulrine Grobe. October 7, 2021. “Guantanamo: A former prosecutor's solution to an ‘unsolvable problem.'” The Christian Science Monitor. Jessica Corbett. July 22, 2020. “ACLU Says Release of Adham Hassoun Confirms US Government Lacks Power to 'Lock Someone Up Without Due Process.'” Common Dreams. Carol Rosenberg. June 29, 2020. “Judge Rejects U.S. Effort to Hold Palestinian Man After Prison Term.” The New York Times. Nino Guruli. February 24, 2020. “The Unreasonableness of the Citizenship Distinction: Section 412 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Lessons from Abroad.” The University of Chicago Law Review Online. Jennifer K. Elsea and Michael John Garcia. March 14, 2016. Wartime Detention Provisions in Recent Defense Authorization Legislation, R42143 Congressional Research Service. ACLU. December 31, 2011. “President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law.” ACLU. October 23, 2001. “How the Anti-Terrorism Bill Permits Indefinite Detention of Immigrants.” Credit Reporting Agencies Ken Sweet. October 6, 2017. “Equifax Collects Your Data, and Then Sells It.” Inc. “Experian Revenue.” Craft. “Equifax Revenue 2006-2021| EFX.” Macrotrends. “TransUnion Revenue 2011-2021 | TRU” Macrotrends. 15 U.S. Code § 1681v - Disclosures to governmental agencies for counterterrorism purposes. Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute. Reauthorizations and Expirations Charlie Savage. August 14, 2020. “McConnell Appears Set to Quietly Suffocate Long-Debated F.B.I. Surveillance Bill.” The New York Times. India McKinney and Andrew Crocker. April 16, 2020. “Yes, Section 215 Expired. Now What?” EFF. Charlie Savage. March 27, 2020. “House Departs Without Vote to Extend Expired F.B.I. Spy Tools” The New York Times. Office of the Press Secretary. March 9, 2006. “President Signs USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act.” The White House. Steven M. Martinez. April 21, 2005. “Testimony Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.” archives.fbi.gov Brain Duignan. “USA PATRIOT Act: Reauthorizations.” Britannica. ACLU. “The Sun Also Sets: Understanding the Patriot Act ‘Sunsets.'” Surveillance Charlie Savage. January 22, 2021. “Intelligence Analysts Use U.S. Smartphone Location Data Without Warrants, Memo Says” The New York Times. Charlie Savage. December 3, 2020. “U.S. Used Patriot Act to Gather Logs of Website Visitors” The New Times. Charlie Savage. March 31, 2020. “Problems in F.B.I. Wiretap Applications Go Beyond Trump Aide Surveillance, Review Finds.” The New York Times. Byron Tau and Michelle Hackman. February 7, 2020. “Federal Agencies Use Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement.” The Wall Street Journal. Charlie Savage. December 11, 2019. “We Just Got a Rare Look at National Security Surveillance. It Was Ugly.” The New York Times. Sharon Bradford Franklin. July 25, 2018. “Carpenter and the End of Bulk Surveillance of Americans.” Lawfare. Adam Liptak. June 22, 2018. “In Ruling on Cellphone Location Data, Supreme Court Makes Statement on Digital Privacy.” The New York Times. International Impact Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Bill Weinberg. June 15, 2018. “USA PATRIOT Act Threatens Uruguay Banks Over Legal Cannabis System.” Cannabis Now. Bills and Laws The Patriot Act United and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA Patriot Act) of 2001 House Vote Senate Vote Law Outline TITLE I: ENHANCING DOMESTIC SECURITY AGAINST TERRORISM Sec. 106: Presidential Authority Expanded the authority of the President to "investigate, regulate, or prohibit" financial transactions to include "any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States." Expanded the authority of the President to block transactions and property of "any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States" "during the pendency of an investigation". Expands the authority of the President to confiscate property "of any foreign person, foreign organization, or foreign country" when the US has been "attacked by a foreign country or foreign nationals" and the President can then decide what to do with that property "for the benefit of the United States." These provisions remain in current law as of 10/18/21 TITLE II: ENHANCED SURVEILLANCE PROCEDURES Sec. 201: Authority to Intercept Wire, Oral, and Electronic Communications Relating to Terrorism Expands the list of suspected actions that can justify the Attorney General and some subordinates obtaining judicial permission for wiretaps (a list that has since been expanded further) to include terrorism related crimes. Sec. 203: Authority to Share Criminal Investigate Information Allows grand jury information to be shared with "any Federal law enforcement, intelligence, protective, immigration, national defense, or national security official" if the matter involves "foreign intelligence or counterintelligence" The government official who receives the information has to notify the court that it got the information, but that notification can be in secret and they have to submit it "within a reasonable time after such disclosure", which is not defined. The government official who receives the information is authorized to share it with "any other Federal law enforcement, intelligence, protective, immigration, national defense, or national security official" if it includes "foreign intelligence or counterintelligence" The procedures for sharing the information was left up to the Attorney General to decide. Sec. 205: Employment of Translators by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Authorizes the FBI to speed up the hiring of translators Sec. 206: Roving Surveillance Authority Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 If a person is a "foreign power or an agent of a foreign power", the government can authorize wiretapping a "common carrier, landlord, custodian, or other specified person" if the court finds that the target is using communications that "may have the effect of thwarting the identification" of the target. Sec. 207: Duration of FISA Surveillance of Non-United States Persons Who Are Agents of a Foreign Power The warrants can be issued for up to 120 days fi they are for targeting individuals and can be for up to a year if targeting a "foreign power" Sec. 209: Seizure of Voicemail Messages Pursuant to Warrants Allows the government to seize the contents of voicemails using a warrant instead of a surveillance order, which is a faster method for authorization. Sec. 210: Scope of Subpoenas For Records of Electronic Communications Expands the information that can be subpoenaed from telecom companies to include connection records, records of call times and duration, types of services used, telephone numbers, IP addresses, and method of payments included credit card or bank account numbers. This provision had no sunset. Sec. 212: Emergency Disclosure of Electronic Communications to Protect Life and Limb Allows the telecom companies to provide customer data to the government if it "reasonably believes that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serous physical injury to any person requires disclosure of the information with delay" Allows the telecom companies to provide customer data "to any person other than a governmental entity" Allows the government to require a telecom company to disclose customer records, which was previously an option decided by the telecoms. Sec. 213: Authority for Delaying Notice of the Execution of a Warrant Allows the government to delay notifying their target about a warrant if they court finds that the notification "may have an adverse result" such as an individual fleeing prosecution, endangerment of someone's life, tampering with evidence, witness intimidation, or jeopardizing the investigation. This provision allowed "sneak and peek" warrants, which allowed the government to secretly enter - physically or electronically - a target's property to search, take pictures, copy documents, download files, etc. as long as they didn't take any property with them. This provision had no sunset. Sec. 214: Pen Register and Trap and Trace Authority Under FISA Eliminates the requirements that trace devices only be applied to devices and facilities used by foreign persons, so that now they can be used on devices belonging to US citizens so long as the devices are likely to provide information related to a foreign intelligence investigation. Sec. 215: Access to Records and Other items under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Authorizes the FBI to order "the production of any tangible items" for their investigations into international terrorism, as long as the investigation of a US citizen or company is "not conducted solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution." The entity turning over the property can not tell anyone that they gave the FBI whatever they requested or tell anyone about the investigation's existence, and in return, the entity that produced the items "shall not be liable to any other person for such production." Sec. 216: Modification of Authorities Relating to Use of Pen Registers and Trap and Trace Devices Requires that the court "shall" authorize the installation of trace devices "anywhere within the United States" if the court finds that the government has shown that the information likely obtained from the devices "is relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation." The order "shall apply to any personal or entity providing wire or electronic communication services in the United states" A record must be kept of which officers installed the device, the date and time it was installed and uninstalled, the date, times, and durations that the device is accessed for information, and the information collected from the device. The record must be provided to the court "under seal" within 30 days "after termination of the order". There was no sunset for this provision. Sec. 217: Interception of Computer Trespasser Communications Allows companies to voluntarily request law enforcement monitoring of intruders on their networks and authorizes the government to intercept information transmitted by a "computer trespasser" Sec. 219: Single-Jurisdiction Search Warrants for Terrorism Allows judges to issue search warrants outside of the districts where the property to be searched is located. There was no sunset for this provision. Sec. 222: Assistance to Law Enforcement Agencies Requires that companies that help the government install tracing devices authorized by Section 216 on their network be "reasonably compensated for such reasonable expenditures incurred in providing such facilities or assistance." Sec. 223: Civil Liability for Certain Unauthorized Disclosures If a court finds that an employee of the United States has disclosed information collected improperly, the government has to conduct a proceeding to determine if discipline is warranted. Damages can be awarded of at least $10,000 plus litigation costs. Sec. 224: Sunset Sets an expiration date of December 31, 2005 for Sections 203(a), 203(c), 205, 208, 210, 211, 213, 216, 219, 221, and 222. Sec. 225: Immunity for Compliance with FISA Wiretap Provides immunity to anyone who complies with a FISA wiretap, including private and government persons. TITLE III: INTERNATIONAL MONEY LAUNDERING ABATEMENT AND ANTITERRORIST FINANCING ACT OF 2001 Subtitle A - International Counter Money Laundering and Related Measures Sec. 311: Special Measures for Jurisdictions, Financial Institutions, or International Transactions of Primary Money Laundering Concern Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to require domestic financial institutions to maintain records and file reports, including personally identifiable information, about transactions in a location outside the United States or between foreign financial institutions. Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to prohibit or impose conditions upon accounts being opened in domestic financial institutions by people from foreign jurisdictions. Sec. 312: Special Due Diligence for Correspondent Accounts and Private Banking Accounts Requires banks that open accounts for non-US citizens to investigate the background of the account opener or owner for money laundering red flags. Sec. 313: Prohibition on United States Correspondent Accounts With Foreign Shell Banks Prohibits domestic financial institutions from opening or maintaining accounts for a foreign bank that doesn't have a physical presence in any country. Sec. 314: Cooperative Efforts to Deter Money Laundering Orders the Secretary of the Treasury to write regulations that encourage law enforcement and financial institutions to share information about individuals, entities, and organizations, with a specific focus on charitable organizations, non-profit organizations, and nongovernmental organizations. A financial institution that shares information that "may involve terrorist acts or money laundering activities" can not be held liable "under any law or regulation of the United States" or of any state or contract and they can not be held liable for failing to inform their customer that their information was shared. Sec. 315: Inclusion of Foreign Corruption Offenses as Money Laundering Crimes Expands what qualifies as "money laundering" to include "bribery of a public official, or the misappropriation, theft, or embezzlement of public funds by or for the benefit of public official" and some smuggling and firearm offenses. Sec. 316: Anti-Terrorist Forfeiture Protection An owner of property that is confiscated under US laws that allow the seizure of assets of suspected international terrorists can contest that confiscation, but the government can use evidence against them to justify the confiscation that is "otherwise inadmissible under the Federal Rules of Evidence" if it finds that "compliance with the Federal Rules of Evidence may jeopardize the national security interests of the United States." Sec. 319: Forfeiture of Funds in United States Interbank Accounts If funds are deposited by suspect into an account at a foreign bank that has an account in the United States, the money in that bank's account -up to the amount deposited in the target's account - can be held or seized from the bank's account. If a foreign bank doesn't terminate their relationship with the suspect, that foreign bank can be fined up to $10,000 per day until that relationship is terminated. If a convicted criminal hides their property, the court "shall" order other property up to the value of the missing property to be seized. Sec. 320: Proceeds of Foreign Crimes Expands the government's power to seize property held inside the United States if the property was obtained via felony drug offenses if the offense would be punishable by death or more than one year in prison under the foreign nation's or the US's laws. Sec. 323: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments The government can apply for and the courts can grant restraining orders to hold property that is the subject of investigations being conducted by foreign governments as long as the offense would have been illegal if committed in the United States. No one can object to the restraining order. The defendant is no longer required to have received notice of the proceedings in time to act but instead the foreign court has to "take steps" to notify the defendant. Sec. 326: Verification of Identification The Secretary of the Treasury has to write regulations that require banks to verify the identity of their customers and check a list of suspected terrorists to make sure that those people are not trying to open accounts at their bank. Sec. 328: Criminal Penalties Any official or employee of the US Federal Government, or any one who helps them, commit fraud on the United States "shall be fined in an amount not more than 3 times the monetary equivalent of the thing of value, or imprisoned for not more than 15 years, or both. Subtitle B - Bank Secrecy Act Amendments and Related Improvements Sec. 351: Amendments Relating to Reporting of Suspicious Activities Provides immunity to "any financial institution" that makes a voluntary disclosure of a possible violation of law to a government agency Prohibits the financial institution or anyone in it and the officers and employees of the Federal Government from notifying the customer that their suspicious transaction has been reported to the government. Sec. 355: Authorization to Include Suspicions of Illegal Activity in Written Employment References Authorizes employees of "any insured depository institution" (which includes "any uninsured branch or agency of a foreign bank") to "disclose in any written employment reference" of a current or former employee information about "the possible involvement" of that person in "potentially unlawful activity." If the information is shared "with malicious intent", the institution sharing the information can be sued. Sec. 358: Bank Secrecy Provisions and Activities of United States Intelligence Agencies to Fight International Terrorism Consumer reporting agencies "shall furnish a consumer report of a consumer and all other information in a consumer's file to a government agency authorized to conduct investigations of, or intelligence or counterintelligence activities or analysis related to, international terrorism when presented with a written certification by such government agency that such information is necessary" for the agency's investigation. The consumer reporting agency is not allowed to tell the consumer that the government requested the information or that the government received it. Provides immunity for a consumer reporting agency that complies with the government request. Sec. 361: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Transforms the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) into a bureau in the Department of the Treasury. Sec. 363: Increase in Civil and Criminal Penalties for Money Laundering The Secretary of the Treasury may impose civil money penalties equal to or more than 2 times the amount of the transaction but not more than $1 million on any financial institution that violates the money laundering laws and special measures. Sec. 365: Reports Relating to Coins and Currency Received in Non-Financial Trade or Business Requires that any coin or currency transaction that is over $10,000 be reported to FinCEN. The reports must include the name and address of the recipient, the amount, the date and nature of the transaction, and the name of the person filing the report. This does not apply to any transaction if the entire transaction occurs outside of the United States. Subtitle C - Currency Crimes and Protection Sec. 371: Bulk Cash Smuggling Into or Out of the United States Creates the crime of "currency smuggling", which is when someone knowingly conceals more than $10,000 in currency or other monetary instruments on themselves or in their luggage or containers and transports it, or attempts to transport it, into or out of the United States. Punishment: Up to 5 years in prison and forfeiture of the money involved in the smuggling, or an equal amount from the suspect's personal belongings. Sec. 373: Illegal Money Transmitting Businesses Anyone who "knowingly conducts, controls, manages, supervises, directs, or owns all or part of an unlicensed money transmitting business" can be imprisoned for 5 years, fined, or both. Sec. 374: Counterfeiting Domestic Currency and Obligations Expands the definition and punishments for counterfeiting to include analog, digital, and electronic images. Lengthens prison sentences for a range of counterfeiting offenses. Sec. 375: Counterfeiting Foreign Currency and Obligations Dramatically expands prison sentences for counterfeiting foreign currencies from single digit year sentences to 20-25 years. Sec. 376: Laundering the Proceeds of Terrorism Expands the applicability of computer fraud offenses committed outside the United States if they involve devices issued by a company inside the United States, like a credit card, or if the defendant used any property within the United States to commit the crime. TITLE IV: PROTECTING THE BORDER Subtitle A - Protecting the Northern Border Sec. 402: Northern Border Personnel Authorizes unlimited funds to triple the number of border patrol agents, customs agents, and INS inspectors on our northern border along with an additional $50 million to update technology. Sec. 403: Access by the Department of State and the INS to Certain Identifying Information in the Criminal History Records of Visa Applicants and Applicants For Admission to the United States The Attorney General and the FBI will provide criminal history records to the State Department Subtitle B - Enhanced Immigration Provisions Sec. 411: Definitions Relating to Terrorism Adds being a representative of a foreign terrorist organization as designated by the Secretary of State or being a representative of an organization that publicly endorses terrorist activity to the grounds to denial of entry into the United States. If the endorsement of terrorist activity has occurred in the last five years, that person's spouse and children are also barred from entering the United States (this can be waived by the Attorney General if it can be proved that the spouse/children didn't know or has renounced the behavior). Defines "terrorist activity" "To commit or to incite to commit under circumstances indicating an intention to cause death or serious bodily injury To gather information on potential targets for terrorist activity To solicit funds or other things of value for a terrorist activity, a terrorist organization (unless the solicitor can demonstrate that he did not know, and should not reasonably have known, that the solicitation would further the organization's terrorist activity). To solicit any individual to engage in terrorist activity or membership in a terrorist organization (unless the solicitor can demonstrate that he did not know, and should not reasonably have known, that the solicitation would further the organization's terrorist activity). To commit an act that the actor knows, or reasonably should know, affords material support, including a safe house, transportation, communications, funds, transfer of funds or other material financial benefit, false documentation or identification, weapons (including chemical, biological, or radiological weapons), explosives, or training for the commission of a terrorist activity, to any individual who the actor knows, or reasonably should know, has committed or plans to commit a terrorist activity, or to a terrorist organization (unless the actor can demonstrate that he did not know, and should not reasonably have known, that the act would further the organization's terrorist activity.) Defines a "terrorist organization" A group designated, upon publication in the Federal Register, by the Secretary of State in consultation with or upon the request of the Attorney General, as a terrorist organization, after finding that the organization engages in "terrorist activity" or that the organization provides material support to further terrorist activity A group of two or more individuals, whether organized or not, which engages in "terrorist activity" Sec. 412: Mandatory Detention of Suspected Terrorists; Habeas Corpus; Judicial Review The Attorney General "may" certify that an "alien" is "engaged in any other activity that endangers the national security of the United States" An alien who is certified "shall" be taken into custody by the Attorney General "The Attorney General shall maintain custody of such an alien until the alien is removed from the United States... such custody shall be maintained irrespective of any relief from removal granted the alien, until the Attorney General determines that the alien is no longer an alien who may be certified" If the alien is finally determined to not be removable, detention "shall terminate" but an alien who has not been removed "and whose removal is unlikely in the reasonably foreseeable future, may be detained for additional periods of up to six months only if the release of the alien will threaten the national security of the United States or the safety of the community or any person." Judicial review of "any action or decision" relating to this section ("including judicial review of the merits of a determination") is available exclusively in habeas corpus proceedings. Outside of that, "no court shall have jurisdiction to review, by habeas corpus petition or otherwise, any such action or decision." The habeas corpus proceedings that are allowed may be initiated only by an application filed with the Supreme Court, any circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, or "any district court otherwise having jurisdiction to entertain it." The final order "shall be subject to review, on appeal, by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. There shall be no right of appeal in such proceedings to any other circuit court of appeals." Section 413: Multilateral Cooperation Against Terrorists Allows the Secretary of State to share information with other countries about "individual aliens" for the "purpose of preventing, investigating, or punishing acts that would constitute a crime in the United States" Subtitle C - Preservation of Immigration Benefits for Victims of Terrorism Sections 421-428: Provide leniency to immigrants who were either direct victims of 9/11 or whose US citizen spouse or parent died on 9/11. TITLE V: REMOVING OBSTACLES TO INVESTIGATING TERRORISM Sec. 501: Attorney General's Authority to Pay Rewards to Combat Terrorism Allows the Attorney General to offer rewards via public advertisements for assisting the Justice Department to "defend the Nation against terrorist acts" The money can come from "any executive agency or military department" "Neither the failure to of the Attorney General to authorize a payment nor the amount authorized shall be subject to judicial review" Sec. 502: Secretary of State's Authority to Pay Rewards Allows the Secretary of State to pay rewards - including rewards over $5 million - for "the identification or location of an individual who holds a key leadership position in a terrorist organization" The reward limit has since been increased to $25 million, but higher amounts can be personally authorized by the Secretary of State Rewards up to $100,000 do not need to be approved by the Secretary of State Current law: "A determination made by the Secretary under this section shall be final and conclusive and shall not be subject to judicial review" Sec. 504: Coordination With Law Enforcement Allows Federal officers who conduct electronic surveillance or physical searches to coordinate with Federal law enforcement officers to "investigate or protect against" actual or potential attacks, sabotage, or clandestine intelligence activities by agents of a foreign power. Sec. 505: Miscellaneous National Security Authorities Authorizes FBI investigators to collect the name, address, length of service, and toll billing records of telephone, financial records, and consumer reports of US citizens as long as the investigation is "not conducted solely on the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States." Allows the FBI to obtain records faster using National Security Letters instead of the previous process where they had to document specific and facts showing that the person is an agent of a foreign power Sec. 507: Disclosure of Educational Records Allows the Attorney General (or high ranking designee) to request a court order for educational records that are relevant to investigations into "an act of domestic or international terrorism" The application to the court "shall certify that there are specific and articulable facts giving reason to believe" that the records will likely contain information related to their terrorism investigation. Provides immunity to educational agencies and institutions that comply with the court orders TITLE VI: PROVIDING FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORISM, PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS, AND THEIR FAMILIES Subtitle A - Aid to Families of Public Safety Officers Sec. 613: Public Safety Officers Benefit Program Payment Increase Increases the death or severe disability payment amount from $100,000 to $250,000 Subtitle B - Amendments to the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 Sec. 621: Crime Victims Fund Allocates money specifically to 9/11 victims and ensures that the payments do not count as income in order to reduce any government assistance that victim receives. TITLE VII: INCREASED INFORMATION SHARING FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION Sec. 701: Expansion of Regional Information Sharing System to Facilitate Federal-State-Local Law Enforcement Response Related to Terrorist Attacks Funds new information sharing networks TITLE VIII: STRENGTHENING THE CRIMINAL LAWS AGAINST TERRORISM Sec. 801: Terrorist Attacks and Other Acts of Violence Against Mass Transportation Systems Sets penalties for attacking mass transportation systems For attacks or plots that don't kill anyone or have passengers on board: Fines and up to 20 years in prison For attacks on vessels carrying at least one passenger or that result in "the death of any person", fines and up to life in prison. Sec. 802: Definition of Domestic Terrorism "The term 'domestic terrorism' means activities that involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States." Current law maintains this definition Sec. 803: Prohibition Against Harboring Terrorists Establishes punishments for anyone who "harbors or conceals any person who he knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe, has committed, or is about to commit" a list of terrorism related crimes. They can be fined, sent to prison for up to 10 years, or both. Any Federal judicial district court can prosecuted these offenses. Sec. 804: Jurisdiction Over Crimes Committed at U.S. Facilities Abroad Gives the Federal Government jurisdiction over crimes committed by or against Americans that take place on property used - not necessarily owned - by the United States in foreign countries and in the residences used by United States personnel assigned to foreign missions. Sec. 806: Assets of Terrorist Organizations Subjects to civil forfeiture "all assets, foreign and domestic of any individual, entity, or organization engaged in planning or perpetrating any act of domestic or international terrorism against the United States, citizens or residents of the United States, or their property, and all assets, foreign or domestic, affording any person a source of influence over any such entity or organization; acquired or maintained by any person with the intent and for the purpose of supporting, planning, conducting, or concealing an act of domestic or international terrorism... or derived from, involved in, or used or intended to be used to commit any act of domestic or international terrorism..." The language 'any act of domestic or international terrorism' has since be changed to 'any Federal crime of terrorism' Sec. 809: No Statute of Limitation for Certain Terrorism Offenses Exempts terrorism crimes that result in or created a forseeable risk of death or serious bodily injury from an 8 year statute of limitations. Sec. 810: Alternate Maximum Penalties for Terrorism Offenses Increases penalties for crimes Arson prison sentences increase from a maximum of 20 years to a maximum of life Destruction of energy facilities increase from a maximum of 10 years to a maximum of 20 years Arson or energy facility destruction crimes that result in a death can be given life sentences Material support to terrorists and terrorist organization prison sentences increased from a maximum of 10 years to 15 years Material support to terrorists or terrorist organizations that result in a death can be given life sentences Destruction of national defense material crimes and sabotage of nuclear facilities or fuel prison sentences increased from a maximum of 10 years to 20 years Destruction of national defense material crimes and sabotage of nuclear facilities or fuel that result in a death can be given life sentences Damaging or destroying an interstate gas or hazardous liquid pipeline facility crimes prison sentences increased from a maximum 15 years to 20 years Damaging or destroying an interstate gas or hazardous liquid pipeline facility crimes that result in a death can be given life sentences Sec. 811: Penalties for Terrorist Conspiracies Adds people who conspire to commit crimes including arson, killings in Federal facilities, destruction of communications lines, stations, or systems, wrecking trains, material support to terrorists, torture, conspiracy, sabotage of nuclear facilities or fuel, interference with flight crew members and attendants, damaging or destroying an interstate gas or hazardous liquid pipeline facility, and a few others to the list of those who can be punished with fines and prison sentences. Sec. 814: Deterrence and Prevention of Cyberterrorism Increases the penalty for intentionally damaging a federal computer from up to 5 years in prison to up to 10 years in prison (up to 20 years for a repeat offender). Sec. 817: Expansion of the Biological Weapons Statute Establishes a maximum 10 year prison sentence and a fine for anyone who "knowingly possesses any biological agent, toxin, or delivery system of a type or in a quantity... that is not reasonably justified by a prophylactic, protective, bona fide research, or other peaceful purpose." TITLE IX: IMPROVED INTELLIGENCE Sec. 901: Responsibilities of Director of Central Intelligence Regarding Foreign Intelligence Collected Under Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Because only the President and Attorney General are able to initiate a FISA surveillance order, this provision facilitates information sharing from the Attorney General to the CIA in a way that ensures that the CIA "Director shall have no authority to direct, manage, or undertake electronic surveillance or physical search operations." Sec. 905: Disclosure to Director of Central Intelligence of Foreign Intelligence-Related Information With Respect to Criminal Investigations The Attorney General or the head of "any other department or agency of the Federal Government" with law enforcement responsibilities "shall expeditiously disclose" to the Director of Central Intelligence foreign intelligence gotten in the course of a criminal investigation. TITLE X: MISCELLANEOUS Sec. 1005: First Responders Assistance Act Creates a grant program where the Attorney General will fund States and local governments for hiring additional law enforcement personal dedicated to "intelligence gathering", purchasing spying equipment such as wire-tap, pen links, cameras, and computer hardware/software, protective equipment for patrol officers, and communications operations for improved interoperability among surrounding jurisdictions. Sec. 1007: Authorization of Funds for DEA Police Training in South and Central Asia Authorizes $5 million for fiscal year 2002 for "regional antidrug training in the Republic of Turkey" by the DEA for police and "increased precursor chemical control efforts in the South and Central Asia region." Sec. 1010: Temporary Authority to Contract with Local and State Governments for Performance of Security Functions at United States Military Installations "During the period of time that United States armed forces are engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom and for the period of 180 days thereafter", the Department of Defense is allowed to use their money to contract out security at their military bases in the United States to local and State governments. Sec. 1012: Limitation on Issuance of Hazmat Licenses The Attorney General will complete background checks at the request of the States on people applying for a license to transport hazardous material Sec. 1016: Critical Infrastructure Protection Creates the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC) Hearings House Session - October 23, 2001 Sound Clip Transcripts 1:26:29 Rep. Bobby Scott: First of all, I think it's appropriate to comment on the process by which the bill is coming to us. This is not the bill that was reported and deliberated on in the Judiciary Committee. It came to us late on the floor. No one has really had an opportunity to look at the bill to see what's in it since we've been out of our offices. The report has just come to us. And it would be helpful if we'd wait for some period of time so that we can at least review what we're voting on. But I guess that's not gonna stop us. So here we go. 1:27:26 Rep. Bobby Scott: This bill makes three significant changes. One, it reduces s+tandards for getting a foreign intelligence wiretap from one where it is the reason you're getting it, to it is a significant reason for getting the wiretap, much less. Then you wonder, well, if it's not the primary reason, why are you getting the wiretap? Second, it allows the roving wiretap so once you find a target, if he's using cell phones, for example, you can go and find them wherever he is. And third, you can use the information in a criminal investigation and the combination gives you the situation where there's very little standard, and you can essentially conduct a criminal investigation without probable cause. If you have, for example, a target, who is using cell phones, you get the the wiretap, he uses a payphone, you can listen to anybody using the payphone. If he's in a club or organization, in a business, you can go on you tap the phones there, if he's visiting the democratic national headquarters, maybe you can tap all the phones there. 1:29:47 Rep. Bobby Scott: There are provisions that allow attention under certain circumstances that may be indefinite, we expand the ability of the government to conduct secret searches and so called sneak and peek where you don't tell people they're even being investigated. And you can start targeting domestic organizations, designated domestic groups, as terrorist groups and you can start getting the CIA into designating these groups as targets for criminal investigations. There's a lot in this bill that we have not appropriately considered. And that's why we need more time to think of it because it goes way past terrorism. This is the way you're going to be conducting criminal investigations and therefore the bill ought to be defeated. 1:39:09 Rep. Spencer Bachus: You know, we may not have understood and appreciated the word “terrorism” and what terrorists were before September 11. We certainly do today. We know who they are. We know what they're capable of. We may not have appreciated the need for this legislation before September 11, but surely today, we appreciate the need for this legislation and the urgency of such legislation. 1:44:04 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: I'm concerned that the legislation still permits the Attorney General indefinitely to incarcerate or detain non-citizens based on mere suspicion and to deny readmission to the United States of such non-citizens. I'm also concerned that the AG and the Secretary of State have the power to designate domestic terrorists. You might simply be paying dues and be declared part of a terrorist organization. It has widespread investigation of Americans just on the basis of intelligence purposes. It allows searches of highly personal financial records, and allows student records to be searched. I would say this, Mr. Speaker, let us show America's character and bring forth a bill that all of us will find a good balance. We'll review this bill but I hope that we'll vote on a good bill and provide the leadership that we need to lead. 1:46:41 Rep. Marge Roukema: I would like to say to some of the naysayers that complain about the provisions, the question as to whether or not they deny due process or whatever. The question has been asked, Are we endangering the rights and privacy of innocent Americans? The answer is no. But it does give our law enforcement officials the requirements that they need for their careful investigation. It gives our regulators and law enforcement officials what they need to get the job done. 1:52:25 Rep. Zoe Lofgren: I would also like to note, however, that there's been a lot of loose language among people who oppose this bill, and people are perfectly free to disagree with it, but it's important that we not be incorrect about what's actually in the bill. I actually heard someone say that the bill would provide for indefinite incarceration on a mere suspicion by the Attorney General, that's simply not the case. The Attorney General may detain persons but he has to certify and he has to have reasonable reasonable grounds to believe that the individuals have involved in terrorism and that decision is reviewable by a court. So that is really the to say it's a mere suspicion and indefinite is certainly not the case. 2:07:48 Rep. Mel Watt: Some groups in our country have had their rights violated, trampled on, by the law enforcement authorities in this country and so we don't have the luxury of being able to just sit back and give authority, more authority, than is warranted, the authority possibly to abuse due process, to law enforcement, even in the context of what we're going through now. This is a very difficult time. I acknowledge that it is. But I think we are giving the government and law enforcement too much authority in this bill. 2:18:15 Rep. Barney Frank: Mr. Speaker, I don't know how I'm gonna vote on this bill yet, because I have this notion that in a bill of this weight, I ought to read it. So what I want to talk about now is my deep disappointment at the procedure. The gentleman from Wisconsin, the chair of the committee, has fought hard for a fair chance for the members to look at things. But on the whole, his efforts have not been honored. We now, for the second time, are debating on the floor a bill of very profound significance for the constitutional structure and security of our country and in neither case has any member been allowed to offer a single amendment. At no point in the debate in this very profound set of issues, have we had a procedure whereby the most democratic institution in our government, the House of Representatives, engages in democracy. Who decided that to defend democracy we had to degrade it? Who decided that the very openness and participation and debate and weighing of issues, who decided that was a defect at a time of crisis? This is a chance for us to show the world that democracy is a source of strength, that with our military strength and our determination and our unity of purpose goes to continued respect for the profound way in which our democracy functions. And this bill ironically, this bill which has been given all these high flying acronyms, it's the Patriot bill, it's the USA bill, it's that stand up and sing the Star Spangled Banner bill, has been debated in the most undemocratic way possible. And that's not worthy of this institution. 2:21:13 Rep. John Conyers: The members of the judiciary committee, who had a free and open debate, and then we came to a bill that even though imperfect, was unanimously agreed on. That was removed from us and we're now debating at this hour of the night, with only two copies of the bill that we're being asked to vote on available to the members on this side of the aisle. 2:22:18 Rep. John Conyers: Although I like the the money laundering provisions in the bill, I detest the work product that bears the name of my committee on it that has now been joined with this bill. And for this reason, as we close this debate, my inclination is not to support the bill. 2:23:12 Rep. James Sensenbrenner: Mr. Speaker, this is the latest step in a long process to attempt to pass a bill and send to the president that is vitally needed. It is vitally needed by our law enforcement officials, who are fighting the battle at home. We don't know how this battle will be fought. We don't know what tactics the enemy will take. We don't know what agents the enemy will use. And what we need is we need to get the intelligence necessary to protect the people of the United States of America from whatever the enemy has planned up its sleeve. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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Episode 1 - Interference in the Dem primaries
LET FREEDOM RING - Episode 1 - Trump tried to overthrow our government - What are we gonna do about it? John P. Flannery

Episode 1 - Interference in the Dem primaries

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 15:02


We have to resist the inclination to give up. We have to have the resolve to go forward. We made a big advance last year when we cast the orange menace ouf of the West Wing. Now we have to restore the Republic, that has proven to be quite challenging. One of the things we have to get right is punishing those traitors who sought to overturn our government. John P. Flannery, jonflan@aol.com, @jonflan

Grind & Pivot
LIA SHARTAVA- Your Fault 4 Watching

Grind & Pivot

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 39:43


Here at Grind and Pivot we've had many people sign on to be on our show. Which was absolutely instrumental in helping us build confidence and build an audience. Today we are going to return the favor with our next guest. She is originally from the Republic of Georgia but has spent most of her life in the United States. She is a professional translator, cultural community organizer, a stand up comic and an artist. Please welcome one of the creators a very funny facebook page called "YOUR FAULT 4 WATCHING". Welcome the delightful and talented and very funny Lia Shartava.. LIA SHARTAVA : FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yf4watching/ARTWORK : https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lia-shartavaIG:  @liashartavaLOUIE MAX TWITTER: @grindandpivotINSTAGRAM: @louiemaxx, @grindandpivotEmail: grindandpivot@gmail.comWebsite : www.grindandpivot.com Facebook: Louie Max   

Patriot Lessons: American History and Civics
The Crisis - The Unraveling of America and Rights Threatened Post-Revolution

Patriot Lessons: American History and Civics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 35:18


Learn how American liberty was threatened following the American Revolution. Explore how the Articles of Confederation were too flawed to maintain our freedoms. Discover how the unalienable right to property was violated, economic chaos prevailed, foreign policy was in disarray, the weaknesses of the Congress, and the germ of tyranny in within the Articles of Confederation. All of this was setting the stage for the Constitutional Convention. Also check out PatriotWeek.org, Judge Warren's book at www.AmericasSurvivalGuide.com, and the Save our Republic! video series on Patriot Week's YouTube Channel. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-warren9/support

The John Batchelor Show
1790: Elbridge Colby, Jerry Hendrix, Edward "Sonny" Masso. #UNBOUND. China, Taiwan. The complete, forty-minute interview. October 13, 2021.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 41:00


Photo: 臺灣民主國國旗 / Replica of the National Flag of the Republic of Formosa in the National Taiwan Museum. The Republic of Formosa was a short-lived republic that existed on the island of Taiwan in 1895 between the formal cession of Taiwan by the Qing dynasty of China to the Empire of Japan by the Treaty of Shimonoseki and its being taken over by Japanese troops. The Republic was proclaimed on 23 May 1895 and extinguished on 21 October, when the Republican capital Tainan was taken over by the Japanese.  ..  ..  ..   Elbridge Colby, Jerry Hendrix, Edward "Sonny" Masso. #UNBOUND. China, Taiwan.  The complete, forty-minute interview. October 13, 2021. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow https://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-taiwan-biden-united-states-defense/ Hong Kong — President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States would defend Taiwan if China ever attacked the democratically governed island. The White House quickly walked back his remark as analysts tried to discern whether Mr. Biden might have been signalling a change in Washington's long-held policy of "strategic ambiguity" over the role the U.S. would play in the event of a military conflict between China and Taiwan.  .

Pan-African Journal
Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

Pan-African Journal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 193:00


Listen to the Sat. Oct. 23, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features a PANW report with dispatches on the escalating conflict in the Horn of Africa state of Ethiopia where the military has carried out airstrikes in the northern Tigray region; Sudan is undergoing another series of mass demonstrations over the political future of the country and the role of the defense forces; Zimbabwe is preparing for another day of action against western sanctions; and South African political parties are campaigning for the upcoming local governmental elections. In the second hour we look at the political and security situations in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) and the Republic of Sudan. Finally, we review important issues impacting Africa and the international community.

American Conservative University
To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 by Bret Baier. Fox News Documentary.

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 37:12


To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 by Bret Baier. Fox News Documentary.   To Rescue The Republic with Bret Baier - Fox News Documentary https://youtu.be/qqAoejKg0Nw Padma Enter 10 To Rescue The Republic with Bret Baier - Fox News Documentary #FoxNews #Documentary https://t.me/foxnewstrump https://t.me/trumpsaveamerica1   About the book- To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 by Bret Baier The #1 bestselling author and Fox News Channel's Chief Political Anchor illuminates the heroic life of Ulysses S. Grant "To Rescue the Republic is narrative history at its absolute finest. A fast-paced, thrilling and enormously important book." —Douglas Brinkley An epic history spanning the battlegrounds of the Civil War and the violent turmoil of Reconstruction to the forgotten electoral crisis that nearly fractured a reunited nation, Bret Baier's To Rescue the Republic dramatically reveals Ulysses S. Grant's essential yet underappreciated role in preserving the United States during an unprecedented period of division. Born a tanner's son in rugged Ohio in 1822 and battle-tested by the Mexican American War, Grant met his destiny on the bloody fields of the Civil War. His daring and resolve as a general gained the attention of President Lincoln, then desperate for bold leadership. Lincoln appointed Grant as Lieutenant General of the Union Army in March 1864. Within a year, Grant's forces had seized Richmond and forced Robert E. Lee to surrender. Four years later, the reunified nation faced another leadership void after Lincoln's assassination and an unworthy successor completed his term. Again, Grant answered the call. At stake once more was the future of the Union, for though the Southern states had been defeated, it remained to be seen if the former Confederacy could be reintegrated into the country—and if the Union could ensure the rights and welfare of African Americans in the South. Grant met the challenge by boldly advancing an agenda of Reconstruction and aggressively countering the Ku Klux Klan.  In his final weeks in the White House, however, Grant faced a crisis that threatened to undo his life's work. The contested presidential election of 1876 produced no clear victory for either Republican Rutherford B. Hayes or Democrat Samuel Tilden, who carried most of the former Confederacy. Soon Southern states vowed to revolt if Tilden was not declared the victor. Grant was determined to use his influence to preserve the Union, establishing an electoral commission to peaceably settle the issue. Grant brokered a grand bargain: the installation of Republican Hayes to the presidency, with concessions to the Democrats that effectively ended Reconstruction. This painful compromise saved the nation, but tragically condemned the South to another century of civil-rights oppression. Deep with contemporary resonance and brimming with fresh detail that takes readers from the battlefields of the Civil War to the corridors of power where men decided the fate of the nation in back rooms, To Rescue the Republic reveals Grant, for all his complexity, to be among the first rank of American heroes.

American Conservative University
To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 by Bret Baier. Fox News Documentary.

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 37:12


To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 by Bret Baier. Fox News Documentary.   To Rescue The Republic with Bret Baier - Fox News Documentary https://youtu.be/qqAoejKg0Nw Padma Enter 10 To Rescue The Republic with Bret Baier - Fox News Documentary #FoxNews #Documentary https://t.me/foxnewstrump https://t.me/trumpsaveamerica1   About the book- To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 by Bret Baier The #1 bestselling author and Fox News Channel's Chief Political Anchor illuminates the heroic life of Ulysses S. Grant "To Rescue the Republic is narrative history at its absolute finest. A fast-paced, thrilling and enormously important book." —Douglas Brinkley An epic history spanning the battlegrounds of the Civil War and the violent turmoil of Reconstruction to the forgotten electoral crisis that nearly fractured a reunited nation, Bret Baier's To Rescue the Republic dramatically reveals Ulysses S. Grant's essential yet underappreciated role in preserving the United States during an unprecedented period of division. Born a tanner's son in rugged Ohio in 1822 and battle-tested by the Mexican American War, Grant met his destiny on the bloody fields of the Civil War. His daring and resolve as a general gained the attention of President Lincoln, then desperate for bold leadership. Lincoln appointed Grant as Lieutenant General of the Union Army in March 1864. Within a year, Grant's forces had seized Richmond and forced Robert E. Lee to surrender. Four years later, the reunified nation faced another leadership void after Lincoln's assassination and an unworthy successor completed his term. Again, Grant answered the call. At stake once more was the future of the Union, for though the Southern states had been defeated, it remained to be seen if the former Confederacy could be reintegrated into the country—and if the Union could ensure the rights and welfare of African Americans in the South. Grant met the challenge by boldly advancing an agenda of Reconstruction and aggressively countering the Ku Klux Klan.  In his final weeks in the White House, however, Grant faced a crisis that threatened to undo his life's work. The contested presidential election of 1876 produced no clear victory for either Republican Rutherford B. Hayes or Democrat Samuel Tilden, who carried most of the former Confederacy. Soon Southern states vowed to revolt if Tilden was not declared the victor. Grant was determined to use his influence to preserve the Union, establishing an electoral commission to peaceably settle the issue. Grant brokered a grand bargain: the installation of Republican Hayes to the presidency, with concessions to the Democrats that effectively ended Reconstruction. This painful compromise saved the nation, but tragically condemned the South to another century of civil-rights oppression. Deep with contemporary resonance and brimming with fresh detail that takes readers from the battlefields of the Civil War to the corridors of power where men decided the fate of the nation in back rooms, To Rescue the Republic reveals Grant, for all his complexity, to be among the first rank of American heroes.

Star Wars Legends Lounge
Ep 21 - The Clone Wars: Wild Space

Star Wars Legends Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 27:59


When Senator Bail Organa receives a message about the existence of the Sith, he and Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi head to a hidden world outside The Republic. Will they find the secret to ending The Clone War, or are they walking into a trap?

The World Next Week
Secretary Colin Powell's Funeral, Bennett and Putin Meet, and More

The World Next Week

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 31:05


Americans remember former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Israeli and Russian leaders hold a summit in Sochi, and China undergoes a World Trade Organization policy review.   Articles Mentioned in the Podcast   “Colin Powell: An American Life,” Richard Haass, CFR.org, October 18, 2021.   “The Price of Nostalgia,” Adam Posen, Foreign Affairs 100, no. 3 (May/June 2021).   “The Bomb Will Backfire on Iran,” Ray Takeyh, Foreign Affairs, October 18, 2021.   Podcasts Mentioned   “Trade Protectionism,” Adam Posen, The President's Inbox, September 21, 2021.   “Beijing's Grand Strategy,” Matt Pottinger, The President's Inbox, October 19, 2021.   Memos, Reports, and Speeches Mentioned   “Trade Policy Review of the People's Republic of China,” David Brisbee, U.S. Mission to Geneva, October 20, 2021.   “EU Statement at the 8th Trade Policy Review of China,” João Aguiar Machado, Permanent Mission of the European Union to the WTO, October 20, 2021.   “Australia's Statement on China's Trade Policy Review,” George Mina, Twitter, October 20, 2021.   Address to the United Nations on Iraq, Colin Powell, Washington Post, February 5, 2003.   “Remarks As Prepared for Delivery of Ambassador Katherine Tai Outlining the Biden-Harris Administration's ‘New Approach to the U.S.-China Trade Relationship,” Katherine Tsai, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, October 4, 2021.   Resignation letter of Harold Hongju Koh [PDF], Politico, October 2, 2021.   WTO Secretariat's report for China's Trade Policy Review, September 15, 2021.

The Slavic Connexion
Mountains without Borders: Discovering the Carpathians with Patrice Dabrowski

The Slavic Connexion

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 39:10


In this episode, Patrice Dabrowski takes us on a historical journey through the highly understudied Carpathian Mountains of Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Her brand new book details the many forces at play in the mountainous region over the years from 1860 to 1980 and shows how this area gradually went from terra incongita to tourist attraction. We hope you enjoy! ABOUT THE BOOK https://cornellpress-us.imgix.net/covers/9781501759673.jpg?auto=format&w=298&q=20&dpr=2 In The Carpathians, Patrice M. Dabrowski narrates how three highland ranges of the mountain system found in present-day Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine were discovered for a broader regional public. This is a story of how the Tatras, Eastern Carpathians, and Bieszczady Mountains went from being terra incognita to becoming the popular tourist destinations they are today. It is a story of the encounter of Polish and Ukrainian lowlanders with the wild, sublime highlands and with the indigenous highlanders--Górale, Hutsuls, Boikos, and Lemkos--and how these peoples were incorporated into a national narrative as the territories were transformed into a native/national landscape. The set of microhistories in this book occur from about 1860 to 1980, a time in which nations and states concerned themselves with the "frontier at the edge." Discoverers not only became enthralled with what were perceived as their own highlands but also availed themselves of the mountains as places to work out answers to the burning questions of the day. Each discovery led to a surge in mountain tourism and interest in the mountains and their indigenous highlanders. Although these mountains, essentially a continuation of the Alps, are Central and Eastern Europe's most prominent physical feature, politically they are peripheral. The Carpathians is the first book to deal with the northern slopes in such a way, showing how these discoveries had a direct impact on the various nation-building, state-building, and modernization projects. Dabrowski's history incorporates a unique blend of environmental history, borderlands studies, and the history of tourism and leisure. (Publisher) ABOUT THE GUEST https://www.umass.edu/archivenewsoffice/sites/default/files/styles/article_small/public/Patrice%20Dabrowski%20copy.jpg Patrice M. Dabrowski has taught and worked at Harvard, Brown, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the University of Vienna. She is currently an associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA), and editor of H-Poland. Dabrowski is the author of three books: Poland: The First Thousand Years (2014), Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland (2004), and The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine (2021). In 2014 she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on August 27th, 2021 via Zoom. To reach us via email, send a message to slavxradio@utexas.edu if you have questions, suggestions, or would like to be a guest on the show! CREDITS Co-Producer/Host: Lera Toropin (@earlportion) Co-Producer/Host: Cullan Bendig (@cullanwithana) Associate Producer: Zach Johnson Assistant Producer: Sergio Glajar Assistant Producer: Misha Simanovskyy Associate Producer/Administrator: Kathryn Yegorov-Crate Executive Assistant: Katherine Birch Recording, Editing, and Sound Design: Michelle Daniel Music Producer: Charlie Harper (Connect: facebook.com/charlie.harper.1485 Instagram: @charlieharpermusic) www.charlieharpermusic.com (Main Theme by Charlie Harper and additional background music by Charlie Harper, Ketsa, Scott Holmes, Kevin MacLeod, Quantum Jazz, Kai Engel, Anthem of Rain ) Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (Connect: facebook.com/mdanielgeraci Instagram: @michelledaniel86) www.msdaniel.com DISCLAIMER: Texas Podcast Network is brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin. https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/9/9a59b135-7876-4254-b600-3839b3aa3ab1/P1EKcswq.png Special Guest: Patrice M. Dabrowski.

Inside The Force: A Star Wars Podcast
Beyond the Saga - Star Wars: The High Republic - There is No Fear

Inside The Force: A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 36:56


A new era of Star Wars storytelling has come this year with Star Wars: The High Republic. The Jedi are at their height, protecting the galaxy as the Republic explores new territories. As the dedication of the Starlight Beacon approaches, Padawan Keeve Trennis faces the ultimate choice. David and Hannah begin to explore this new era of Star Wars with The High Republic: There is No Fear, the first volume of the Marvel comic series. For more Star Wars content visit insidetheforce.com. Join our Facebook Group, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. If you like the show, please leave us a review and share us with your friends and family. May the Force be with You!

Africa Straight Talk
Episode 77: Do Africans care about Pandora Papers?

Africa Straight Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 35:47


The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists recently released a list of 35 current and former world leaders who have been using offshore accounts to evade taxes. Representing Africa are Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, and Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Republic of Congo. Do Africans care?

Burnt Orange Nation: for Texas Longhorns fans
Longhorn Republic: October 21, 2021 - Men's Basketball Preview

Burnt Orange Nation: for Texas Longhorns fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 84:35


With football on a bye week, it is a good time to look ahead to a program kicking off in a few weeks with new faces and lofty expectations. New Head Coach Chris Beard and his staff hit the transfer portal hard to fill out the Longhorns Basketball roster. We have Bitterwhiteguy (formerly of Barking Carnival, now part of the Pretend We're Football Podcast and the Bitterwhiteguy Substack site) on to break down the new additions, the familiar faces, the optimal rotation, and the coaching philosophy to tie it all together. We discuss the ceiling and floor of the AP Preseason #5 team, and how much effect a coaching staff has on that. We discuss the out-of-conference schedule (tipping off on November 9th against Houston Baptist). We also take a look at a loaded Big-12 conference and attempt to stratify it into tiers and identify the teams that may jump between them before the season is over. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Wine 101
Georgia

Wine 101

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 22:28


The Republic of Georgia is one of the most fascinating and wine-rich cultures on the planet. So why are we just recently seeing these wines on our shelves and lists? In this episode we break down the unique position the land has in history and how it's wine culture has endured. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

A More Civilized Age: A Clone Wars Podcast
22: Supply Lines & Sphere of Influence (Clone Wars 47- 48)

A More Civilized Age: A Clone Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 121:55


Sometimes on this show, we (Natalie especially) will talk about the "morsels" of world building that are delivered to us. Deep inside an episode about an evil Hutt lord or a lost lightsaber, maybe there's a brief mention of some aspect of the socio-political reality of the Star Wars world. And, things being what they are, we have found ourselves content with these morsels. But today? Today we feast. Neither of these episodes is a stone cold classic, don't get us wrong. But both shine lights into the realities of the Trade Federation, the Separatist movement, and the entropic nature of the Republic's internal situation. So, do you like blockades? Are you hungry for embargoes? You wanna hear a bureaucrat spin a tale of broken neutrality so outlandish that it'll make your head spin? Then buckle up, baby, because it's time for a war in the shipping lanes. Show Notes Fallen Clones: Keeli Fallen Jedi: Ima-Gun Di (*groan*) Dinner in the Sky Greedo Attacks First - Episode 1 Deleted Scene

POP
Investing in Moonshots with Banafsheh Fathieh, Head of Americas, Prosus Ventures

POP

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 41:55


What are the advantages and risks of investing in moonshot companies?Banafsheh “B” Fathieh is Head of Americas Investments at Prosus Ventures, focused on innovative consumer technology investments. B discusses investing in moonshots - companies with ambitious long-term visions to completely upend their industries. She shares her most successful moonshot investments and her views on the latest global trends.Before Prosus, B was Vice President of OCV Partners, a Los Angeles-based venture growth fund. B has also served in various operating, investment management, investment banking, and advisory roles. Tune in to learn more about B's journey and her advice on becoming a smarter investor. Key points discussed - Episode intro (00:00)- What is a moonshot company? (01:50)- B's background and entrepreneurial journey (02:59)- What defines a moonshot company? (05:50)- What do you look for in the companies you invest in? (13:02)- What are some mistakes you made early on? (24:30)- The most interesting global trends (36:35)- Where do you see the next moonshot coming from? (39:00) Additional resourcesLearn more about Prosus and their work:https://www.prosus.com/venturesTo keep in the loop for the latest developments in crowdfund investing, make sure to follow this podcast and listen in every week. Leave a rating and a review, and let's bring profit back to the people together.Ready to start investing in your future? Then head over to www.republic.co and find a startup you're passionate about.Legal Disclaimer: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has qualified the offering statement that we have filed with the SEC. The information in that offering statement is more complete than the information we are providing now and could differ in important ways. You must read the documents filed with the SEC before investing. The offering is being made only by means of its offering statement. This document shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. An indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. Any person interested in investing in any offering of Props Tokens should review our disclosures and the publicly filed offering statement and the final offering circular that is part of that offering statement at http://offeringcircular.propsproject.com. YouNow is not registered, licensed or supervised as a broker-dealer or investment adviser by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), or any other financial regulatory authority or licensed to provide any financial advice or services.

Radio TCX | An X-Wing Miniatures Podcast
Republic Point Changes and Cheeky Bomb Slots - Radio TCX Episode 276

Radio TCX | An X-Wing Miniatures Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 25:05


In this week's episode John and Tim discuss the biggest point changes in the Republic faction.   If you like the podcast, please consider supporting us directly by going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/radiotcx   Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/RadioTCX

O The Anthem Podcast
Word from up high - OTA Podcast Episode 393

O The Anthem Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 84:42


This week on the podcast, we discuss the death of Colin Powell and the complicated legacy he had left behind. We also talk about the far-left swing from Pope Francis that is a refreshing change of pace from the Catholic Church of old. We also discuss the latest with IATSE and other related labor strikes from around the country. In Covid news, J&J expected to get a booster it probably needed from the beginning. Finally in politics we talk about the Supreme Court, Trump suing the National Archive like someone with nothing to hide would do, and the theater of sourcing in the age of cable news.   OTA Podcast Episode 393: Word from up high   Find more O The Anthem     OTheAnthem.com   facebook.com/OTheAnthem  twitter.com/OTheAnthem   instagram.com/OTheAnthem   Cover image includes work originally attributed to the Republic of Korea on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/koreanet/14758513027/in/photostream/

CrabDiving Radio Podcast
CrabDiving – Tue 101921 – Trump’s Statement On Colin Powell’s Death Is One For The Ages

CrabDiving Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 117:29


Trump's statement on Colin Powell's death is one for the ages. Southwest caved to anti-vaxx workers. The dirtbag lawyer of George Zimmerman was charged with lying about crap in court. The evidence against Matt Gaetz proved even more ominous as we learned the investigation is moving in unexpected directions that could be more widespread than child sex trafficking. SCOTUS opted to not block a Maine vaccine mandate. A federal grand jury indicted a Nebraska GOP lawmaker. A Trumpkin loon recommended self inoculation instead of vaccines without realizing they're the same thing. "Dr." Stella Immanuel, one of the right's leading anti-vaccine "experts," caterwauled crazy "demon semen" disinformation about the pandemic. A load from The Republic of Texas threatened a doc from Maryland for her COVID-19 activism. Conserv-a-wanker Madison Cawthorn urged young moms to raise their young boys to be monsters. Sadly, SCOTUS again empowered qualified immunity.  

The Ross Kaminsky Show
10-19-21 *INTERVIEW* Bret Baier Book To Rescue the Republic

The Ross Kaminsky Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 17:10


Washington Post Live
Bret Baier discusses his new book on president Ulysses S. Grant, "To Rescue The Republic"

Washington Post Live

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 29:20


Washington Post columnist David Ignatius speaks with Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier about his latest book “To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876.”

OTB Football
Magnificent McCabe | Ireland v Sweden preview | Kathleen McNamee

OTB Football

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 11:00


Ahead of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Finland, Ger and Eoin spoke to ESPN's Kathleen McNamee. #OTBAM with Gillette | #BestFaceForward

New Books in Law
Sonja Tiernan, "The History of Marriage Equality in Ireland: A Social Revolution Begins" (Manchester UP, 2020)

New Books in Law

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 55:06


In 2015, the world witnessed an Irish social revolution. In a historic referendum vote, the Republic of Ireland voted to extend the constitutional right to marriage to same-sex couples. Thirty years before, sex between men was illegal. From the 1970s, LGBT rights activists advocated tirelessly for decriminalization, fair treatment laws, protection from discrimination, and, most recently, marriage equality. In one of the most Catholic countries in the world, it was never easy. In her book The History of Marriage Equality in Ireland: A Social Revolution Begins (Manchester UP, 2020), Sonja Tiernan charts the long road to the 2015 referendum in one of Ireland's most recent civil rights movements. Join us as we chat about Constitutional Conventions, the power of social media, the so-called “Pantigate,” and that overwhelming moment on May 22, 2015 when the people of Ireland said “Yes” to marriage equality. Avrill Earls is the Executive Producer of Dig: A History Podcast (a narrative history podcast, rather than interview-based), and an Assistant Professor of History at Mercyhurst University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/law

New Books in Gender Studies
Sonja Tiernan, "The History of Marriage Equality in Ireland: A Social Revolution Begins" (Manchester UP, 2020)

New Books in Gender Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 55:06


In 2015, the world witnessed an Irish social revolution. In a historic referendum vote, the Republic of Ireland voted to extend the constitutional right to marriage to same-sex couples. Thirty years before, sex between men was illegal. From the 1970s, LGBT rights activists advocated tirelessly for decriminalization, fair treatment laws, protection from discrimination, and, most recently, marriage equality. In one of the most Catholic countries in the world, it was never easy. In her book The History of Marriage Equality in Ireland: A Social Revolution Begins (Manchester UP, 2020), Sonja Tiernan charts the long road to the 2015 referendum in one of Ireland's most recent civil rights movements. Join us as we chat about Constitutional Conventions, the power of social media, the so-called “Pantigate,” and that overwhelming moment on May 22, 2015 when the people of Ireland said “Yes” to marriage equality. Avrill Earls is the Executive Producer of Dig: A History Podcast (a narrative history podcast, rather than interview-based), and an Assistant Professor of History at Mercyhurst University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies

New Books Network
Sonja Tiernan, "The History of Marriage Equality in Ireland: A Social Revolution Begins" (Manchester UP, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 55:06


In 2015, the world witnessed an Irish social revolution. In a historic referendum vote, the Republic of Ireland voted to extend the constitutional right to marriage to same-sex couples. Thirty years before, sex between men was illegal. From the 1970s, LGBT rights activists advocated tirelessly for decriminalization, fair treatment laws, protection from discrimination, and, most recently, marriage equality. In one of the most Catholic countries in the world, it was never easy. In her book The History of Marriage Equality in Ireland: A Social Revolution Begins (Manchester UP, 2020), Sonja Tiernan charts the long road to the 2015 referendum in one of Ireland's most recent civil rights movements. Join us as we chat about Constitutional Conventions, the power of social media, the so-called “Pantigate,” and that overwhelming moment on May 22, 2015 when the people of Ireland said “Yes” to marriage equality. Avrill Earls is the Executive Producer of Dig: A History Podcast (a narrative history podcast, rather than interview-based), and an Assistant Professor of History at Mercyhurst University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Aggressive Negotiations: A Star Wars Podcast
Issue 269: Currency and Trade

Aggressive Negotiations: A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 31:14


Currency and Trade.John and Matt explore a unique question about the Galaxy Far Far Away...how exactly did the Republic and the Empire set monetary policy, and how did they maintain a valuation system when so many sectors had their own coin of the realm?HostJohn Mills and Matthew RushingSend us your feedback!Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contactSubscribe in Apple Podcasts

The Nerd Party - Master Feed
Issue 269: Currency and Trade

The Nerd Party - Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 31:14


Currency and Trade. John and Matt explore a unique question about the Galaxy Far Far Away...how exactly did the Republic and the Empire set monetary policy, and how did they maintain a valuation system when so many sectors had their own coin of the realm? Host John Mills and Matthew Rushing Send us your feedback! Twitter: @TheJediMasters Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNerdParty/ Email: http://www.thenerdparty.com/contact Subscribe in Apple Podcasts

Burnt Orange Nation: for Texas Longhorns fans
Longhorn Republic: October 19, 2021 - Oklahoma State Recap

Burnt Orange Nation: for Texas Longhorns fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 60:38


The Texas Longhorns head into the bye week coming off of yet another collapse - this time at the hands of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. However, instead of the defense collapsing under the offensive pressure, the Oklahoma State defense shut down the Texas offense - allowing the defense to slowly bleed until one big play sealed the deal. What happened to the Longhorns' offense on Saturday and what can Steve Sarkisian do about it with two weeks off? How does the defense limit gash plays and keep opponents from ending up in short-yardage situations? Quarterback Casey Thompson had his worst outing of his five starts as he nurses an injury to his throwing hand. So Texas has to take advantage of the week off to get healthy and get ready for a tough Baylor Bears squad. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The John Batchelor Show
1774: Target Taiwan. Gerrit van der Wees @GerritWees, and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 12:50


Photo:  Tsai Ing-wen, President of the Republic of China Target Taiwan.  Gerrit van der Wees @GerritWees, and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek https://thediplomat.com/2021/10/what-do-taiwanese-think-of-chinas-record-setting-incursions-into-taiwans-adiz/ Gerrit van der Wees, adjunct professor at George Washington University's Elliott School of Foreign Affairs and George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government 

UnAborted
We Are Living In A Kairos Moment | 412 Church Murrieta

UnAborted

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 67:02


Seth preaches a timely message at a propitious moment at 412 Church in Murrieta, CA. There is a stirring happening in the country. The enemy has overplayed his hand. And the people are waking up to the condition of the Republic. A country that denies the right to life can not long secure or protect the right to liberty, pursuit of happiness, or property. Reagan once wrote that "we can not survive as a free land as long as some men can decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion and infanticide." The condition of the country is a result of our failure to protect the preborn child. In Kairos moments, our actions hold infinitely more value than previous moments in history. In this Kairos moment, we must know WHAT we believe, WHAT we're facing, and WHAT we must do! Don't ask who! The answer is YOU! Date: 10/18/21 To help UnAborted create more pro-life content and take our content to the streets, become a Patron of the show at https://www.patreon.com/unaborted To help Seth reach more high school and college students through pro-life presentations around the country, become a monthly supporter at https://prolifetraining.com/donate/

I Am Refocused Podcast Show
BRET BAIER Talks new Book - TO RESCUE THE REPUBLIC: ULYSSES S. GRANT, THE FRAGILE UNION AND THE CRISIS OF 1876

I Am Refocused Podcast Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 7:14


BRET BAIER is the chief political anchor for Fox News Channel and the anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier. He previously served as Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News Channel and as the network's National Security Correspondent based at the Pentagon, reporting on military and national security affairs. A recipient of the National Press Foundation's Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, Baier is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Three Days at the Brink: FDR's Daring Gamble to Win WWII; Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire; Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission; and Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.Learn more at https://bretbaier.com/ or follow Bret on social media:Twitter: @BretBaier Instagram: BretBaier Facebook: @BretBaier YouTube: Bret BaierABOUT BRETT BAIER'S BOOK TO RESCUE THE REPUBLIC: ULYSSES S. GRANT, THE FRAGILE UNION AND THE CRISIS OF 1876From Bret Baier, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning chief political anchor for Fox News Channel, and the anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier, comes TO RESCUE THE REPUBLIC: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 (Custom House; Hardcover; $28.99; on sale October 12, 2021), a riveting and timely reassessment of Ulysses S. Grant. This first installment in Baier's new book series illuminates the life and legacy of one of America's most consequential yet misunderstood leaders, Ulysses S. Grant, whose actions both as general and as president played an unparalleled role in preserving the United States.Published against the backdrop of our own time's extreme political division and recent contested election, Baier's meticulously researched narrative could not be more relevant. While Grant's military genius during the Civil War is rightly celebrated, it has overshadowed our appreciation of his remarkable political leadership as president during the Reconstruction Era. Baier argues that Grant's two terms in the White House were equally consequential, notably his commitment to protecting the rights of African Americans and suppressing the Ku Klux Klan. All the while, Grant sought to all hold together the fragile Union-a mission that would be tested by a crisis that consumed his last days in office, one that threated to plunge the nation back into civil war.Born a tanner's son in rugged Ohio in 1822 and battle-tested by the Mexican American War, Grant met his destiny on the bloody fields of the Civil War. His daring and resolve as a general gained the attention of President Lincoln who appointed Grant as Lieutenant General of the Union Army in March 1864. Within a year, Grant's forces had seized Richmond and forced Robert E. Lee to surrender. Four years later, the reunified nation faced another leadership void when, following Lincoln's assassination, an unworthy successor completed his term. Again Grant answered the call. At stake once more was the future of the Union, for though the Southern states had been defeated, it remained to be seen if the former Confederacy could be reintegrated into the country-and if the Union could ensure the rights and welfare of African Americans in the South. Grant met the challenge by boldly advancing an agenda of Reconstruction.In his final weeks in the White House, however, Grant faced a crisis that threatened to undo his life's work. The contested presidential election of 1876 produced no clear victory for either Republican Rutherford B. Hayes or Democrat Samuel Tilden, who carried most of the former Confederacy. Soon Southern states vowed to revolt if Tilden was not declared the victor. Grant was determined to use his influence to conserve the Union, establishing an electoral commission to peaceably settle the issue. Grant brokered a grand bargain: the installation of Republican Hayes to the presidency, with concessions to the Democrats that effectively ended Reconstruction. This painful, though perhaps necessary compromise saved the Union, but the consequences of Reconstruction's roll-back stills haunt the country.Deep with contemporary resonance and brimming with fresh detail, TO RESCUE THE REPUBLIC reveals Grant, for all his complexity, to be among the first rank of American heroes.PRISE FOR TO RESCUE THE REPUBLIC"With To Rescue The Republic, Bret Baier, the nation's leading reporter of history, has written a veritable tour de force. This remarkable book is history as it should be: magnificently composed, meticulously researched, and brimming with lessons for today's divided political arena. Baier has brought to life the riveting but too often forgotten story of how US Grant preserved the Republic at one of its moments of greatest peril. This is not just a tale for our age, but an absorbing tale for the ages. It belongs on the bookshelf of every lover of history."- Jay Winik, New York Times bestselling author of April 1865 and 1944"Bret Baier's To Rescue the Republic is narrative history at its absolute finest. With great verve and a fair-and-balanced ethic, Baier brilliantly recounts the heroic life of Ulysses S. Grant - as Civil War general, U.S. President, Reconstruction Era leader and beloved national icon. His dramatic retelling of the election of 1876 which pitted Samuel J Tilden against Rutherford B. Hayes is stupendous. A fast-paced, thrilling and enormously important book. Highly recommended!"- Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University and author of American Moonshot 

The Interview with Hugh Hewitt
116. Bret Baier, author, "To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876"

The Interview with Hugh Hewitt

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 22:01


In this episode of The Interview, Hugh speaks with Bret Baier, host of Special Report on Fox News and author of the new book, "To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876."  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

More Equity
More Equity: Cheryl Campos of Republic

More Equity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 29:15


In the final episode of our Gamechangers series, we're talking to Cheryl Campos, the Head of Venture Growth and Partnerships at Republic. Cheryl discusses the role of education in her life and journey to become an investor. Throughout our conversation, Cheryl offers listeners advice on asking for what you want and making the big risks pay off. Listen in to hear how Cheryl's confidence and drive to support communities led to her role at Republic, democratizing access to investing for all.

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber, NPV is a terminal illness for our Republic

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 8:30


Steve Gruber discusses news and headlines. 

Great Lakes Lore
E4 The Paranormal is Personal

Great Lakes Lore

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 60:23


Episode Notes In this episode, Samantha and Aaron step back from examining actual pieces of lore in order to share their own personal paranormal experiences. They examine the reasons why eye-witness testimonies of supernatural phenomena need to be handled with care, the ways their own experiences influence the way they interpret those from others, and how their training as historians has prepared them to analyze sources. Time Stamps History of Paranormal Research- 2:20 Analyzing Sources- 13:46 Personal Stories- 15:55 Legend or Lie- 39:47 Interpreting the Paranormal- 44:06 The Desire to Have an Encounter- 54:07 Sources For this episode we relied on a lot of articles to help us explain some of the thoughts we had about why people believe in the paranormal, what can influence that belief, and the power of biases. In case you'd like to look at these, we've divided them into helpful categories. On the Public's Belief in Ghosts Why do People Believe in Ghosts? (The Atlantic) [The Truth about the Paranormal] (BBC)(https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20141030-the-truth-about-the-paranormal) Why do We Like a Scary Story? (Oxford Open Learning) On Dark vs. Supernatural Tourism Dark Tourism, Explained (Washington Post) Dark Tourism: The Most Haunted Destinations in the World (Culture Trip) On Why We Like to Feel Scared Why People will Pay to Feel Scared (The Atlantic) On Cryptids So Why do People Believe in Bigfoot Anyway? (California Magazine) Have Scientists Finally Killed off the Loch Ness Monster? (The Conversation) Why Won't Scientific Evidence Change the Minds of Loch Ness Monster True Believers? (The Conversation) For a complete look at the Fox sisters and some pieces of nineteenth-century spiritualism, this Smithsonian article provides a good overview. Samantha also relied on previous research regarding the idea of a “Good Death” and the Civil War from Drew Gilpin Faust's This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. Aaron and Samantha visited the Michigan Bigfoot Conference in this episode of The Saucer Life The quotation that begins the second part of the episode is from Aaron's book The Chaos Conundrum. (Amazon affiliate link purchases help support Great Lakes Lore!) Visit our website and follow us on... Instagram Facebook Twitter Great Lakes Lore is produced by Cheeso Media.

Ancient Greece Declassified
R5 Philosopher Queens | Plato's Republic, book 5 w/ Mary Townsend

Ancient Greece Declassified

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 53:48


The most controversial part of Plato's Republic is its fifth book, wherein Socrates argues for the political equality of men and women, the abolition of the nuclear family, a strange eugenics program, and the idea that philosophers kings and philosopher queens should be put in charge of political affairs.  With us to discuss book 5 is Mary Townsend, assistant professor of philosophy at Saint John's University in Queens and author of the book The Woman Question in Plato's Republic. ------------------ Support Ancient Greece Declassified on Patreon: patreon.com/greecepodcast Or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/greecepodcast

Pan-African Journal
Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

Pan-African Journal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 194:00


Listen to the Sun. Oct. 17, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features a PANW report with dispatches on the heightening unrest in the Republic of Sudan over the future of the country; Tunisia has warned other nations not to interfere in its internal affairs; there has been a discovery of mass graves in the embattled neo-colonial North African state of Libya; and the Republic of Namibia is relaxing some of its restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the second and third hours we again focus on the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party on the 55th anniversary of its founding. We review two important speeches delivered in the state of California during 1966 and 1968. Stokely Carmichael, the then Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was the co-founder of the original Black Panther Party in Lowndnes County, Alabama during 1965-66. He delivered an address on Oct. 29, 1966 at the University of California at Berkely campus explaining the concept of Black Power while outlining the ideas behind the creation of the Black Panther Party. Finally, we hear Eldridge Cleaver, then Minister of Information of the Black Panther Party and the 1968 presidential candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party. The speech was delivered at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) on Oct. 4, 1968.

Conversations
Finding Stalin's wine cellar

Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 49:07


John Baker on hunting down a cache of rare and impossibly valuable French wine hidden away by Josef Stalin, deep in the Republic of Georgia (R)

Léargas: A Podcast by Gerry Adams
Michael Davitt GAC | The Future of Moore Street | Tony McMahon

Léargas: A Podcast by Gerry Adams

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 15:07


Michael Davitt GACIn October 2006 and again in August 2021 I was asked to give a talk on Michael Davitt to the members of Davitts GAC on the Falls Road as part of the Davitts Culture, Sport and History Weekend. I enjoyed the craic. My thanks to Chairperson Tommy Shaw, Terry Park and others for a good evening.  The Future of Moore StreetLast Thursday the relatives of the Signatories of the 1916  Proclamation of the Republic and the Moore Street Preservation Trust launched their detailed plan for the protection of the 1916 Moore Street Battlefield site and for its development as a historic cultural quarter. They were joined at the launched by many of those, including … and Mary Lou McDonald TD and others who have campaigned against the developer led proposal for the area that has been produced by British company Hammerson.Tony McMahonThe great Tony McMahon has died. A musician and broadcaster Tony was one of the giants of traditional music. His music on the button accordion was passionate, deeply Irish, poignant, uplifting and spiritual.

Burnt Orange Nation: for Texas Longhorns fans
Longhorn Republic: October 16, 2021 - Oklahoma State Instant Reaction

Burnt Orange Nation: for Texas Longhorns fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 14:35


The Texas Longhorns went into halftime leading by four but managed just 92 yards and seven points in the second half to fall to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, losing back-to-back games heading into the bye. The Texas offense had just one sustained drive in the second half, its first of the third quarter. After that, the offense went three-and-out four straight times, was stopped on fourth down, and threw a game-clinching interception. The Longhorns managed just one yard in the fourth quarter, which is obviously illustrative of how poor Texas played. How did Texas get here and what could they have done differently to avoid yet another embarrassing result as they try to rebuild. Now, Texas has to watch the rest of the conference shake itself out and see where the chips fall. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The FOX News Rundown
Fox News Rundown Extra: Bret Baier On His New Book, "To Rescue The Republic"

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 16:51


President Biden's Build Back Better agenda remains in jeopardy as his own party continues to squabble over its cost and details. The stalemate comes at a time when the White House is in need of a big political win and the Democrats chances of holding on to power after the 2022 midterms are shrinking. Earlier this week, Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report on the Fox News Channel, Bret Baier joined host Jessica Rosenthal to discuss the Democrats' infighting, President Biden's low poll numbers and how all of this is only benefiting the Republicans Bret also talked about his new book, "To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876," and the challenges we faced in the years after the Civil War. The interview was too long and a lot Bret Baier's analysis of both problems of today and America's history did not make it in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra you will hear our entire conversation.

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Disillusion in Iraq

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 28:43


When western troops overthrew Saddam Hussein, the argument was that this would turn Iraq from a dictatorship into a democracy. And they have indeed held elections there; the latest vote for a new Iraqi parliament took place last Sunday. Yet when it comes to actually voting, tribal and religious affiliation appear to have trumped any ideological leanings, and with a heavy dose of apathy and disillusionment thrown in, says Lizzie Porter. As with Iraq, Japan also faces much disillusionment with democratic politics. The last election saw only a little over half the voting population turn out, and it's not hard to see why: in almost every single contest, the same party has won. Now, the Liberal Democrat Party has chosen a new leader, and he automatically became interim prime minister, pending a general election later this month. It is an election nobody expects him to lose, but was the country's new leader welcomed with great excitement and fanfare? Hardly, says Rupert Wingfield-Hayes: According to mythology, Rome was founded by a pair of twins who had been raised by wolves. But Romulus and Remus might have been surprised to know that in the early Twenty First Century, the “eternal city” would have wild wolves spotted near its airport. Meanwhile wild boars and other animals have been stalking the streets, feasting on the rubbish that sits uncollected. It's all just one sign of the extent to which Rome has not been particularly well run in recent years, maladministration and the mafia making easy bedfellows. Tomorrow, Romans will have the chance to choose a new mayor, hoping they save the city from this plight. Italian politics is, of course, often rather colourful, and the two remaining candidates in this contest are a radio star with links to the far right, and a former Economics Minister, who has attempted to seduce voters by serenading them with a bit of bosa nova guitar. Watching this spectacle is long-term Rome resident, Joanna Robertson. Someone once said that when it came to British politics, there had only been three issues in recent elections: Brexit, Brexit and Brexit. This was not a subject that other countries necessarily wanted to focus on, most governments having enough challenges of their own to think about. Yet, for the Republic of Ireland, the UK's rows over Europe were always going to make their mark; the country has so much trade with Britain, as well as an open border with Northern Ireland. Emma Vardy says that the latest developments in the Brexit saga, have left Irish people exasperated, and also rather sad. It was the writer William Faulkner who famously said “The past is never dead. It's not even past.” That's something which another writer, Colin Freeman, discovered, when he visited Ukraine this month. He was there to hear about a new memorial and museum for the “Babi Yar” massacre, an atrocity which took place in 1941. German Nazi occupiers shot dead more than thirty thousand Jews there, and later, would use the same site to kill gay people, prisoners of war, and the mentally ill - some of the worst mass shootings in human history. Plans for a new museum about the massacres have been underway for some time, but it's a development, which Colin Freeman say,s tells us much about present day Ukraine, as well as about the moment in history being commemorated.

The John Batchelor Show
1767: 4/4 The Fall of Taiwan; & What is to be done? @ElbridgeColby The Marathon Initiative. Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII Telemus Group. RADM Edward "Sonny" Masso USN (ret), Naval Historical Foundation

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 10:25


Photo:  Woodcut of the mass killings which took place during the February 28 Incident:   an anti-government uprising in Taiwan that was violently suppressed by governor Chen Yi of the Kuomintang-led Republic of China government, which killed thousands of civilians beginning on February 28, 1947. The number of Taiwanese deaths from the incident and massacre was estimated to be between 18,000 and 28,000. The massacre marked the beginning of the White Terror, in which tens of thousands of other Taiwanese went missing, died, or were imprisoned. The incident is one of the most important events in Taiwan's modern history and was a critical impetus for the Taiwan independence movement. 4/4 The Fall of Taiwan; & What is to be done?  @ElbridgeColby  The Marathon Initiative.  Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII  Telemus Group.  RADM Edward "Sonny" Masso USN (ret), Naval Historical Foundation https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/15/politics/china-taiwan-tension-debate-biden-response/index.html - Elbridge Colby @ElbridgeColby  The Marathon Initiative - Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII  Telemus Group, director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security, & USN [ret].   - RADM Edward "Sonny" Masso USN (ret), Naval Historical Foundation

The Patriotically Correct Radio Show with Stew Peters | #PCRadio
RECEIPTS! Patents Prove Vaxx Contains ”Injectable Computing System” - FAKE JAB EXPOSED! Leaders Won‘t Roll Dice With Shots - Persecution Continues, but GOD WINS!

The Patriotically Correct Radio Show with Stew Peters | #PCRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 55:40


LIVE From Israel: David Schomburg exposes tyrannical "leader" for FAKE injection CAUGHT ON TAPE! Meanwhile, an entire military base was awakened at 2 AM and FORCE "vaccinated". The weaponized system is specifically designed to target generally law-abiding citizens, intimidate everyday people into compliance, and chill any resistance to the overtaking of a once-free Republic, without a shot being fired. Nobody knows this better than Karyn Turk, who went from Mrs. Florida winner to maximum security lock-up. Karen Kingston continues to blow HUGE HOLES in the "safe and effective" narrative surrounding the failed "vaccines", which are looking more and more like an intentional global depopulation plan. This seems really scary. A polish scientist looking into the secret "vaccine" recipe made horrific discoveries! Maybe we know why Ivermectin is working! Get your early treatment protocol NOW, and get right with God! Go Ad-Free, Get Exclusive Content, Become a Premium user: https://redvoicemedia.com/premium Follow Stew on social media: http://evrl.ink/StewPeters See all of Stew's content at https://StewPeters.TV Watch full episodes here: https://redvoicemedia.net/stew-full-shows Check out Stew's store: http://StewPeters.shop Support our efforts to keep truth alive: https://www.redvoicemedia.com/support-red-voice-media/ Advertise with Red Voice Media: https://redvoicemedia.net/ads

Confessions of a Bikini Pro

Today, I speak with IFBB Pro Allex Granger, a family nurse practitioner who lives in North Carolina. She began competing in 2019 and won her Pro Card at NPC Universe in 2021. Allex shares her early struggles about gaining weight and then how her classmates treated her when she actually did gain weight. When she learned about tracking macros, it helped her understand that one day or one meal of overeating wouldn't derail her progress. When she realized it wan't all-or-nothing, she was able to find balance and comfort in her body. As a nurse practitioner, it's also helped her realize many of her patients don't understand the nutritional benefits of food. She's learned to honor her hunger cues and cravings while still staying on track through counting macros.   Allex shares how she has gained perspective of what she wants and doesn't want for her body in every season. She speaks of the importance of shifting perspective to goals outside of her physique during improvement season. In working with her coaches, she tells the importance about giving detailed check-ins to be able to analyze the data to get the best results.   Currently, Allex is dealing with fractures in her feet after two 65lb dumbbells fell on her feet! She has had to modify her training because of this but is keeping a good attitude. After winning her Pro card, Allex experienced serious post-show blues. She almost felt like she didn't even deserve her Pro card because she was so stressed. She had to shift her focus to relieve some of her stress and was able to still make her Pro debut. Allex has such a great story. I can't wait for your to hear it! Topics covered include: -Early struggles with weight gain -Counting macros as a tool to understand nutritional value of food -Shifting mindset to growing in an improvement season -Setting performance goals -Eating enough to build muscle -Online versus in-person coaching -Training with broken feet -The importance of mindset in reaching your goals -Finding the right level of conditioning -Struggling with Post-show blues -Knowing when to push through and when to pull back -Having a mom who was a bodybuilding Pro -Losing with grace CONNECT WITH CELESTE: Website: http://www.celestial.fit Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/celestial_fit/ All Links: http://www.celestial.fit/links.html CONNECT WITH ALLEX: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allexnicole_ifbbpro/ All links: TIME STAMPS [1:00] introductions [2:45] early struggles with weight gain [7:17] counting macros as a competitor [11:10] prep versus improvement season [16:45] changing stage weight from season to season [18:25] gains in the improvement season [21:30] working with coaches [24:00] online versus in-person training [26:20] training with stress fractures [31:20] working towards her Pro card [35:45] finding the right level of conditioning [37:19] Pro debut at Republic of Texas [42:21] Post-show blues [46:20] Shifting focus away from competing [51:00] having support [53:15] having a mom who is a bodybuilding pro [60:33] your relationship with your body [64:00] advice for competitors   CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FREE FOOD RELATIONSHIP COACHING SERIES   CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FREE POST SHOW BLUES COACHING SERIES   LEARN MORE AND APPLY FOR MY 5 WEEK FOOD RELATIONSHIP HEALING & DISCOVERY COACHING PROGRAM   FOR OTHER FREE RESOURCES, LIVE EVENTS, AND WAYS TO WORK WITH CELESTE CLICK HERE

The John Batchelor Show
1765: Why is Iran trying to intimidate the South Caucasus? Khazar Ibrahim, @hazar_khazar @azembassyus Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 12:00


Photo:  Petroglyphs in Gobustan, Azerbaijan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dating back to 10,000 BC Why is Iran trying to intimidate the South Caucasus?  Khazar Ibrahim, @hazar_khazar  @azembassyus  Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-13/azerbaijan-frees-iranian-prisoners-as-tensions-thaw-over-border?sref=5g4GmFHo Khazar Ibrahim, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States of America , @azembassyus  @hazar_khazar 

The John Batchelor Show
1760: 8/8 Josh Rogin: Chaos under Heaven. #Unbound: the complete, eighty-minute interview, October 2021

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 12:48


Photo: 天下大亂 — Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Commander-in-Chief of the National Revolutionary Army, emerged from the Northern Expedition as the leader of the Republic of China. CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 8/8  Chaos under Heaven,  by Josh Rogin https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B364SKG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump's high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China relationship There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump's surprise electoral victory shattered the fragile understanding between Washington and Beijing, putting the most important relationship of the twenty-first century in the hands of a novice who had bitterly attacked China from the campaign trail. Almost as soon as he entered office, Trump brought to a boil the long-simmering rivalry between the two countries, while also striking up a “friendship” with Chinese president Xi Jinping — whose manipulations of his American counterpart would undermine the White House's already disjointed response to the historic challenge of a rising China. All the while, Trump's own officials fought to steer U.S. policy from within. By the time the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in Wuhan, Trump's love-hate relationship with Xi had sparked a trade war, while Xi's aggression had pushed the world to the brink of a new Cold War. But their quarrel had also forced a long-overdue reckoning within the United States over China's audacious foreign-influence operations, horrific human rights abuses, and creeping digital despotism. Ironically, this awakening was one of the biggest foreign-policy victories of Trump's fractious term in office. Filled with shocking revelations drawn from Josh Rogin's unparalleled access to top U.S. officials from the White House and deep within the country's foreign policy machine, Chaos Under Heaven reveals an administration at war with itself during perhaps our most urgent hour.

99% Invisible
461- Changing Stripes

99% Invisible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 31:30


Rioters carried many familiar flags during the January 6th insurrection at the United States Capitol -- Confederate, MAGA, as well as some custom-made ones like a flag of Trump looking like Rambo. Except for onlookers who were already familiar with the design, it would have been easy to overlook one particular bright yellow flag with three red horizontal stripes across the center. This was the flag of South Vietnam.There were actually several confounding international flags present at the Capitol riot that day: the Canadian, Indian, South Korean flags, all were spotted somewhere in the mayhem. But what was peculiar about the Vietnamese flag being there was that it's not technically the flag of Vietnam but the Republic of Vietnam, a country that no longer exists. And what this flag stands for (or should stand for) remains a really contentious issue for the Vietnamese American community.Changing Stripes