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Importance of Integrity in a Leader

Veteran On the Move

16:01 min | 6 months ago

Importance of Integrity in a Leader

"Welcome to veteran on the move. If you're a veteran in transition and entrepreneur wannabe poor someone still stuck at the GOP trying to escape this. Podcast is dedicated to your success. And now your host job bring have you checked out. American forces travel yet. American forces travel is an exclusive website powered by priceline bill for veterans and active duty. Check them out at veteran the move dot com slash travel talking with retirement core general. Tom Drowsy call sign sage. So sage next topic would like to cover is the importance of integrity in a leader. Yeah I I guess This really hit me again going back to my days as a as a Midshipman one more instructors was a marine and always a Korean War veteran might have been World War Two veteran as well but in any event as one of those times when when the instructor can kind of get off subject to talk about what we were there for which was to go out as a second lieutenants are insincere and lead sailors marines and his words were still with me and he said some of those who choose to come in the Marine Corps may find yourself in a situation where you're giving orders that will cause the men that you're leading to die and it isn't asking too much of you that they perceive you to be a man of integrity and just hit me and I thought you know that's yeah they make and then later in combat. I thought John I'm on orders from from other people. Do I consider them to be men of integrity and is just? It can't be a thing of well. I don't think your personal tech you're not going to carry out your order but it certainly makes it eat that easier to say. I'm willing to put my life on the line because I believe that. This leader is a person of integrity and so that always stayed with me so in a talk given on leadership about Would lead should be. I say that they should be leaders of morality as well as integrity and the question comes up. What was the difference between Morality and integrity? And then I asked the question. What do you think get different answers? And I said well let me share with you. A book called Rushworth kidder. Called how good people make tough decisions and his position is that morality is a choice between right and wrong. Good and bad Con Easy to distinguish sometimes difficult to carry out. The you know the right thing but it's you know black white you know find you know. There's a line between the two. The challenges that ethics is a choice between right and right and all you get puzzled. Looks right and right. How can you have a choice between right? And he said well think about this Kidder said that It's life. We have a kind of a constant ethical dilemma in four different areas and those areas are justice versus mercy honesty versus loyalty short-term benefit versus long-term benefit the good of the individual versus the good of the group on each one of those were comparing or having to choose between not right and wrong but right and right and that's what makes it so difficult. It's the ethical dilemma. Because whatever right that you choose the back of your mind is the fact that you rejected another right. So did you choose the the correct writer and I assure fans on you know honesty versus loyalty. You know how many of us have ever been in that situation class classmate loyalty you know you. Don't rat on a friend and all those things but but ours were supposed to also be pupil. Honesty of honor Justice versus mercy. How many of your parents nominee have run up against that of of ensuring that your child goes up to be a person of integrity But understands that there's got to be justice but to do so without breaking the spirit or will that child says got to be the mercy part of that as well and then the long term versus short term. You know we understand that. And then of course the good of the vendor vigil versus the good of the Group. All of these are rights. They all begin our start with the you know the good of the benefit of So that's that's the challenge. How do you get that? You know that's not. Don't you through training? That's done through education. That's done through the way we were raised. You know what's Okay and what's not. Okay it's reinforced by the culture. In which relocated Marine Corps culture has motto Semper Fidelis. Semper always not when I get around to it or one is when is okay or when you know. It's it's convenient it's always. It's the basis for any relationship of of permanence and then fidelity faithful honest loyal. All of those things that are necessary that We want I said the dollar is a term. We don't use much these days but during the past it was a fairly common term. In fact we used to name our dogs. Fido rid of fidelity fight on the that the loving caring that the companion that that faithful Loyal the being that we have with US final and then remind people that know cat has ever been named. Fido which is kind of apology to cat. Lovers cut up. But that's the the idea that you have these challenges and to be a person integrity means that you you make the right call and the desk developed through education through the things that we read the culture in which the people that we stronger sauce with. Are you surrounded by people that that you see also people of Integrity? That that you're comfortable with that you know are going to make the right call on it you. You would not feel ashamed to say. Gee I made this call because You know I just thought that was not not that big a deal. I mean all. These things are necessary in the development of leaders and But especially that role of integrity. Who wants to follow a person without integrity? You know what are the value of his or her decisions that are going to cause us to put our lives on the line and so the leader just has to have integrity and in my mind absolutely. It's a good stopping. We're GONNA take a quick break Quebec. If you've got business travel coming up vacation time or going on leave. Now's the time to make your reservations for Spring and summer travel with American forces. Travel serving you in helping your military family. American forces travel is an exclusive website and a deity partnership with priceline powered by priceline and built for veterans and active duty. American forces. Travel can save you money on flights. Cars and hotels support your branch of military at the same time. Active Duty Reserve veterans and more can use this restricted website. You'll save money on flights cars hotels and on top of that travel company commissions. Go to your service branch to be reinvested into your military community so checkout American forces travel at veteran the move dot com slash travel. And see for yourself. That's veteran on the move dot com slash. Travel bag with sage subject. Matter is imports of tasty in a leader. So I have to say I never realized that the dog named Fido was a derivative of fidelity. Until you said that but I guess it makes total sense with the unwavering loyalty of Docs Ohio and and the dog lovers out there. We'll all that I mean you know that. Faithful companion that wakes up in the morning and he just can't wait to to make you happy. Oh God what a what a wonderful being you know. Dogs are and how grateful that God made them in that that the dog chose to be on on our side of the hugh the split between animals and humans absolutely so what other Do you have some examples of tough decisions that you may you've made in your life in regards to write versus rate? I'll I'll share with you. An example of of one that Things kind of emergency. I was at headquarters. Marine Corps Got A call from General Krulak my dearest friend and he had this situation he said this is a heck of a story. The story goes back to World War. Two and there's an Irish lad from Chicago was in the army when off to to England in preparation for the the big invasion and fall in love with the IRS girl and The Gut Murray conceived a child he went off and fought came back. The marriage Fell apart so they got divorced and he came back to Chicago in one thousand nine hundred sixty six the mother because of the troubles that are taking place in an Ireland context. Father and says listen on this kind of dangerous spotter. Would you mind if we sent our son To live with you at Chicago and the father said sure no problem so the sun shows up kicks around for a while gets bored and decides to join the Marine Corps nineteen sixty six. If you joined the Marine Corps. There was one place that you could be fairly certain you're going to go. And that was Vietnam Right. So he's about to ship out and he says Gee I probably ought to call my mother and told her about this Hide and listen. I I got kind of bored. Here's Soy Joined the Marine Corps. She said you what I didn't send you the United States. You could join the Marine Corps and go into into dangerous situation. You get your little Irish but backyard. Harlan immediately and so he does he. He deserts background so and is now she would assist about nineteen ninety one or so maybe a ninety two and There's a wedding in Chicago. They're going to fight. All the relatives. Include this individual. Who's no ma'am issues up in immigration and a pops up deserter. So they take him away and change to the dude adjudicator whose General Krulak in Quantico. So they bring him in and and is he's bad shaven so generally calls me and says what do you think about this? Is that the Guzman Bad Chevy said a couple of heart attacks. He's not survive prisoners of but my lawyer just saying I got hammered the sky. You've got a standard example for for the rest of the ring card is I'm Kinda Kinda wondering you know. What what do you think about this and joy swear to God? That immediately in my mind was a palm not a poem but a Soliloquy that sister Marilyn my freshman year in high school made us memorize in was from the merchant of Venice and it was with Porsche's saying the quality of mercy is not strained it dropped with as a gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath it is twice blessed to bless him. Give him receive it and so I just recited from memory is said to collect that. That's that's my said. Okay right all that down for me said to me so so now comes the day that In General Krulak was the communist system. Right no no. At this time he was so. Cg EVOLVE MC SIDDIQ. Down there so Voter education over I guess older deserters but So he has the guy come in here. It's got the guards performances. First of all take the shackles off. This and then he turns the Guy said this ends today. This will never admit got home. I was going to happen and he said. Let me read to you something then. My dearest friends sent me and he read the Soliloquy. The quality of mercy is not strained and so he finishes and he said it's over. I'm excusing you of everything you'll never face this again. But there's one requirement and the guy says. Oh God yeah whatever. I'll do whatever you want. General you said in the future you're going to have an opportunity to exercise either Justice or mercy and I can tell you to consider mercy in decision and I said well absolutely so you let him go off to goes to the wedding back to her. That Christmas general crew has done him and he said I gotTa show you this card and is trump this individual from back in Arlon. He said General. Thank you again for your kindness and so forth since our meeting. I have had a number of occasions to choose between justice and mercy. And thanks to you. I always chosen marquette down on the side of the mercy and have never regretted it. I hope that you have not regretted the fact that you showed mercy for me. So Joe you just never know when one of your teachers making you memorize them a portion of Shakespeare the May come in handy but in that case it came in handy for that individual as General Krulak Qetta choose between justice and mercy. Well that's incredible well. I don't think we could end in episode any better than that. Well to thank you. You know we have all of these opportunities in life to to do the right thing to reach back and say gee what what is what is right and proper here and hopefully that in reaching back. We're reaching back into a bag that has lots of integrity involved in it. The we we ended up making the the the right choice. Well that's awesome Russia. I appreciate you sharing those words of wisdom and phenomenal story with his. So that wraps up this episode and we'll be back Be Back with another one soon. So until then these two veterans or Oscar Mike vetted on the move your pathfinder to freedom if you like to show leave us a review. Kids reviews are always greatly appreciated so until next time. This veteran is Oscar Mike.

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Taking Care of Your Own

Veteran On the Move

19:01 min | 7 months ago

Taking Care of Your Own

"Welcome to veteran on the move. If you're a veteran in transition and entrepreneur wannabe for someone still stuck at the GOP trying to escape this. Podcast is dedicated to your success. And now your host job bring have you checked out. American forces travel yet. American forces travel is an exclusive website powered by priceline bill for veterans and active duty. Check them out at veteran the move dot com slash travel our back talking with retired Brigadier General. Tom Brady. Us Marine Corps. Call sign sage so sage. What if you could talk to us a little bit about taking care of your own and in the context of when you first learned as a when you're to Kademi and early is a young officer in the Marine Corps. What was your experience with taking care of your own. Yeah thanks Joe and down. I think this is a critical part of leadership. Never leadership talk that. I've given boil it down to two things -CCOMPLISH submission and take care of your troops. And sometimes they can be in conflict the other day in class this game up and all of that Maybe shortly but at the Academy of when I was there as a midshipman and then later as a company officer the disadvantage we had was We did not have enlisted senior enlisted integrated into the brigade that is assist the officers so a lot of that relationship officer to enlisted. We just had to kind of pick up on her own and then later at basic school as reinforced. But I guess at boil down to one of the things that I I learned some when a first sergeant said To me AH I. I don't care what you know as long as I know that you care and that may seem kind of a clever plan words but it's it's really the essence He knew that coming out. Basically School I knew a lot about the tactics instructor and so forth of the Marine Corps. That's the beauty of the basic school for. But that other part I guess has to either be inherent or it's learned and it's it's it's best. I guess if it's inherent but it can certainly be learned in that is to give a damn about your people and it's a kind of a balance because you're talking about people that has combat leader your schoon ascend into harm's way and those that Sun Tzu talked about the EU treaties zone beloved sons. You're putting them at risk. So how can you care about them if you're exposing them to death? But that's a set the challenge of of leadership of a combat leader of again getting the job done but taking care of the troops. I the first Part of it is simple. And that is Know who they are. I mean it's easy for them. They've only got one to ten or one. Captain is a case may be but it's important that that you know who they are and that maybe takes a little bit of work in some are better at that than others but I can no straight at best buy story of when we had a reunion on my rifle company This is years after he'd been Vietnam and ice showed up as an active duty colonel at the time. But to the minds of my troops I was still the captain still skipper. And of course. In my mind's eye they're still PFC's lance corporal although they're Kinda Gray and perhaps if editor coupons but you know we just went back in time together and anyway George Martin walked up and said Sir you know I. It's great to see against Jim. Remember when when when I showed up reported my company is not know Georgia really. Don't he said no? No don't you remember you're standing there talking. And then all of a sudden there's all kinds of noise and explosions and screaming and hollering and so forth in New Tournament. Said Martin. I'M GONNA be Kinda busy here. Good jumping that whole and when all of this is over we'll talk some more. I said. No Georgia I don't remember we. Why do remember what's the big deal? George now is really hurt. He said Sir the big deal a big deal was you knew my name. You knew my name. You're telling me that George Martin got blown away that day. Somebody would know that. He went out as a fighting marine. You knew my name I just. I've always lashanda that that. That's a critical point of knowing the name of of your troops. It's a great beginning but sometimes We overlooked at but so that's the first next year their welfare And you can't make it easy for them conditions but you can make them as good as you can and try to set the example of of being willing to share the hardships of your troops. You know as a leader in combat. You don't have a more refined fighting whole a in a with a with wallpaper enough fours and so forth but you gotta be there And again it's it's the business of of showing up. You know ninety percents of success. What he ellen said is showing up and that's That's what it's gotta be You can pretend to care but you can't pretend to be there and that's I think in another necessary aspect of demonstrating that you care about the troops. You can't from a distance say Jay. This is going on or that's going on You gotta be there where you can sit and do something about it. And every officer has the opportunity to use his authority in may be limited secular tenant. But he's still the officer and still he can get things done that can benefit our make life better for the troops as they prepare for for their mission so those would be just a first initial thoughts of knowing who your troops are and then showing up being there at the time in a when when they're digging fighting holes and the officer shows up suddenly that becomes important My dearest friend General Krulak he had Second Force Service Support Group Would show up in his coveralls. When troops are changing oil on the vehicles think how important changing oil became when the commanding general's showed up and was wanting to get down there and dirty with them as well Some people say well this kind of Hokey thing I can tell you. It just speaks volumes about caring enough to to show up and and to to see what would your troops are doing and to as best you can make What they're doing a bit easier or more productive and so I think those are the aspects of carrying the other. Things are getting fed getting promoted. I mean all those things are part of the officers responsibility into that can't be shirked and that can't be passed off to the edge and under arts of the personnel officer or somebody else is the leader who's got a care about as people demonstrate has carrying by What what he does or what he feels to do. Well a phenomenal eloquent way of explaining taking care unit for firsthand experience. So we're gonNA take a quick break and We come back. We're GONNA talk a little bit about how you've taken taking care of your own out of the Marine Corps in an it's incident sector as a college professor will be right back if business travel coming up vacation time or you're going on leave. Now's the time to make your reservations for spring summer. Travel with American forces. Travel serving you in helping your military family. American forces travel is an exclusive website and a deity partnership with priceline powered by priceline and bill for veterans and active duty. American forces. Travel can save you money on flights. Cars and hotels support your branch and military at the same time. Active Duty Reserve Veterans. And more can this restricted website. You'll save money on flights cars and hotels and on top of that travel company commissions. Go Service branch to be reinvested into your military community so checkout America forces travel at veteran on the move dot com slash travel. And see for yourself. That's veteran on the move dot com slash travel back. Talk of a sage. Ebb served before the break. You talk about your experiences in in the academy in Vietnam in in throughout your your your military Marine Corps career on taking care of your own. You've actually had some experience taking that concept out of the military and into the savane sector and a number of different ways and what you're doing currently is as a college professor. Can you talk a little bit about what you've done or how you've taken this concept taking care of your own into the into the world of? Teaching College Kids Shirley Joe Yeah it's a amazing. When I got out of the Marine Corps I was really concerned of what was I going to do as an infantry officer I knew how to use things and people and so but in think there's much need for the billion but as fortunate enough to To land a job with USAA which focuses on the military families and so forth so it does seem to be a good fit. But the other is that I was the first Corinne retired general officer to come to. Usaa Verma Konare Force Organization there in San Antonio and a great outfit My days with UCA. I absolutely loved the Great Leader's not great people But primarily air forsell bit army navy and now comes this marine. So what is this? GonNa be off so I guess the first thing I realized is that The things that I had learned As about leadership are translatable into the civilian world now obviously a different mission That goes without saying but but they're still listen mission. Our mission was to provide the best products and services we could to to our numbers not customers but members because they are member members of your organization of UCI and their families and to be there when they're having difficult time so you know A loss of some kind or pcs move which can be really. You're shattering are rubery stressful to families. But these things that that I had experienced and I thought gee this an opportunity to To translate this so I think long I had was As charges support services and one things told me after I had gone there. It was You're going to be in charge. The Fiesta and I said Gee that's that sounds was a fiesta. By well we bring in a bunch of people and is yesterday for percent tournus agree how many people you expect Run five thousand or so. Okay all right. Thanks so To prepare for this Various folks building your little stance and so forth again. You can pretend to care but you can't pretend to be there so I go on Saturday and I'm wandering around and talking to people and find out what's going on and one guy is looking at me really. Kinda strange and I. I walked over to him. And I said you're a marine right. And he popped to attention. Here's heels click and so yes sir. How do you know that Sir as well I kind of guessed it but You know how you doing. I said Listen I've got a bunch of stuff. That friend of mine recruiter sent me. Oh why don't you come by my office Monday and And will confess. Oh yes there will be some rules on. There's no sign of an so. I paged him. Which really they've used in trouble. Sushi shows up. You know kind of peak around the corner when enjoys come on man and so I passed on some of the stuff term it. And he's he's looking at all of this and with tears in his eyes he said. Sir Are we gonNA have a Marine Corps birthday here and I said of course. You'RE GONNA have Marine Corps birthday him. Who got some rains it? We got two marines. That's all we need for Burton. Of course I didn't clear that with anybody but but as one of those things Joe that when you have instincts that say this is the right thing to do. you just have to not give wrapped around the axle asking permission because sometimes for people to decide. They've got to go through all the ramp. This is the right thing to do so we did so. We had our first marine corps birthday and because of that then USA. Well Gee since the Marines Having their birthday all the services will have their birthday so they used a veteran's day the eleventh of November so the tenth to that. But the point was you know. Here's a marine that the Dow was working honestly wanted to have the marine birthday celebration proud of Viscera Jr. and so. That's that's what we did. The other is that Again following the lead that I had of of Getting you dirty I. I went out in Worked on the on the cars because the vehicles part of my responsibility. You'll appreciate this. I went out to the airplanes which are also part. Usa responsibility got a chance to to replace things a generator and realized how difficult it is to work on. An I'd worked on cars little bit before but there's not much room in her plane and it came out with busted knuckles and so and I'm sure that afterwards though the mechanics michener that I didn't screw it up but but but the point was there I am in coveralls seeing what they did again an idea of what the ask him. You know How how can we make things better? Do you have any ideas? Any thoughts and so forth then to get that direct feedback The same way I would in the Marine Corps to appeal of C What do you think of this idea? What do you have any thoughts hard? We can make this better to get that feedback and not that every idea is going to be a good one but but people appreciate being asked and tavern important so often I I realized that and with any kind of change we automatically get into the how. Here's what we're going to do and so forth and I read a great book not just pass on to heaven. Anyone called man's search for meaning by Viktor. Frankl this book. changed my life and. I wish that I'd read it Much much earlier but in it he makes the statement that if you can explain the why most people can live with the how. Yeah if you'RE GONNA explain the why was people can live without. But how often in the Marine Corps in USA all through my life you know the bosses The the the heavy say here. We're going to make a change in. Here's we're going to do without explaining the Y you know what? What is it that we're trying to accomplish? Show me the picture. It doesn't tell me the why of it. What is it GonNa look like you know? How are we going to do? And so forth. But D- automatically get into the how without your take nest of explaining. Why just never made sense to me so that I think it was one of the things that I kind of picked up from. The Marine Corps passed onto druther OFFICE. I've had an opportunity to lead so those are just some of the things that I did Again getting around to know the people and to establish you know the boss who sits in his office is is is making a terrible mistake because if he sits there waiting for people to come in and see him. Many people not do that. Right gotta go out to you. GotTa show that you're assessable that you're willing when I had the two offices and Sacramento and then it's in here in Tampa My wife and I go in on Saturday morning now when we started the extended hours and I walked ron and employs a state. What are you doing here Tom? There's another aspect. I wasn't general. Jody to them. I was Tom Because I didn't want my previous rank to somehow be a barrier in our relationship and our Communications so what? Are you doing Tom and I said well? I'm I'm here because you're here. What do you mean by that is all? You're giving up a Saturday morning. Are you working on Saturday morning because we need you? The least I can do is to show up and demonstrate by my presence that I appreciate what you're doing and it was like Holy Mackerel. You know what a strange notion that one of the people who are on charge of us This showing up to To show his appreciation. And you know that's an again people see what has kind of gimmicky thing and so forth. I don't think so again you can. You can send memos and e mails and so forth. I love you care about you and so forth. Nothing is a substitute for showing up a quick story High School Basketball Player. All American went to college is an all American. I mean just a phenomenal player. His mother attended every game that he played. His mother never saw a single game that he played why she was blind. Wow Gee what did you blind? What does that mean well? The important thing wasn't that she saw him who said he saw her every game up in the stands demonstrating by her presence that she cared. You know that that's not asking a lot of a leader that that you take time from your scheduled to to show up those things that are important to to employs a birthday anniversary. Whatever if you get an invitation to something as a as a leader go. I don't care what it is your the people you're privileged to lead. Thought enough of you to invite you then by. Golly you gotta go Is it just part of? I think demonstrating that that you give a damn bottom well We're getting close in the time for this episode We are going to continue this conversation about taking care of your own I wanted to get to your experience. as you've taken this concept into being a college teacher college professor but I think the interest just keeping them trying to keep these around fifteen minutes. We'll just do a continuation in in continued that this discussion onto the next episode. So thanks again. Sage in these two veterans are asking. Mike listen a veteran on the move. Your Pathfinder to free tube if you like to show review and I tunes reviews are always greatly appreciated so until next time. This veteran is Oscar Mike.

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AWTR Show #735: Advocating for your Life: Military Healthcare

Army Wife Talk Radio

19:02 min | 5 months ago

AWTR Show #735: Advocating for your Life: Military Healthcare

"Attention know spouses families and service members. It's now time for another empowering episode of Armond White Talk Radio the leading and longest running podcast of its kind. Awt are is doing gauge. Educate and encourage you by sharing dynamic interviews social media connections news and empowering military life information here are your Awt our hosts your Army Wife Network Command team. We go amicus itis. I'm with aws a new house here at Fort Bliss Texas end today. I'm being really honest with you. All to pay is the I. I actually looked like a human being since my last piece live and last time I did these. I was interrupted by two puppies. They're currently outside so they might need to come back inside all bit. We'll see we'll see Bill Cosby a commotion again. Will today. I want to talk to you. All about the importance of advocating for yourself in the medical world especially with military healthcare all-share kind of a scary thing happened and how I had to medically advocate literally for my life so try care for those who don't know is the health insurance given to military service members dependents and there are three choices of health of tricare and they serve either active duty reserve retired or Surviving families and the mainland tricare prime. Most people are on it about four point. Seven million beneficiaries are on that one and the other two are trickier select. Which about two million are on tricare for life which about two point five million? I am personally prime. And it's great because this Healthier Plan. It costs basically zero. Especially if you're active duty and if you do happen to pay out of pocket on the rare occasion the next catastrophic cat is a thousand dollars so that's Great Breiwich. Well the downside to that is I don't have complete say in my primary care manager because that person is assigned because it's the person that I would have to go through to get any referrals to other doctors such specialists and with that. You don't really have much of a say in those doctors unless you really really advocate for a different doctor A stick with a her you just got through with board members and the healthcare options and you might be thinking. Why does this matter who cares? You might be pretty healthy In might have barely talk to your primary care manager or Sam for short and that would be. If you're on track your prime you'd have to do and when I got my military dependent. Id which gives you the tricare information. I didn't think much about it at all. I had just turned twenty three. I was healthy. I barely got a cold much less than anything serious and I reached up to my adult like idle. And why would I? There wasn't anything wrong but let's last year within one week. My health change drastically. I was finishing my degree in college station. Texas found out halfway from Houston and my husband was training at Fort. Benning and I was swimming with my best friend at her apartment complex and my left calf started. Cramping really bad. It wasn't small-cap cramps. It was Charlie Horse. Ice cramping ten to fifteen minutes. I brush it off. It was not we're swimming crappy normal shirt but just a couple of days after that my left leg from my hip to my knee surgery feeling really height and it seems explained that I was mill. Boxing UP OUR APARTMENT FOR OUR FIRST DUTY station for list and not long after that the technical term too extreme shooting pain all the way from hip down to my feet sitting. I thought that this was because I didn't go to the chiropractor for awhile. And I've been boxing. Heavy items will the next day. I this was a few days. After I went swimming built cramps. I was looking down at my legs and I noticed that my left leg looked a little bit swollen and I measured. It was a little bit but it was a Sunday. I had no idea about. Tricare approved areas near me. I was nowhere near base Fine Oh wait till tomorrow. Shirley this is something a chiropractor convicts well. Even though I waited I did have a gut feeling to start. Researching tricare approved ers near me. Very thankful did because I found unapproved hostile. Just a couple minutes down streets and so I- slept on it just to see how reveal morning But it got much much much worse and in the middle of the night around three. In the morning I woke up in such unbearable. Pain High. Couldn't walk my leg without collapsing and crying. My leg was extremely swollen. I mean at this point. It was very discolored end. A picture will be posted in the comments. Viewer Discretion Advice. You'll see how swollen it was. That was a not very pretty and since my husband was still training at Fort Benning. Everyone was asleep. I mean it was three Am. I decided to literally hop in my call her up to Michael in my. Pj's and I drove myself to the hospital. And I hold my way. Super painfully today are and I immediately got put into a wheelchair so I got seen right away. Three and my blood was taken to unhelpful. Doses of morphine later in the ER decided. The staff decided to take an ultrasound on my leg. I'm sorry I need my season. And they decide. An ultrasound would be necessary. Yes thank you and so. They took the ultrasound and as the technician was doing it. I mean she immediately told me that had a blood clot very large clot in a major vein. All the way from my groins. Maybe what's a hot? How does that happen and with it being side? How did I not go into the hospital or or worse before that and second of all how does someone my age even get a blood clot? I mean it doesn't make sense. Twenty three years old not overweight. Don't smoke crazy but I was in the hospital for four days and the doctor told me that it was because of my birth control pills. Only thing that made sense Danny one and with this clot being so big. I mean the biggest concern was that it would break off and go to heart brain months so it was pretty scary to think about it. It really has a lot of stress for myself in especially for the people I think more so for the people I love and on top of this stress. I couldn't think about our. I couldn't help but think how expensive it all to be at that time. I had no idea that tricare would cover the expenses but you hear horror stories. Sorry Year horror stories felt thousands thousands of dollars just stacking up every day that you are in the hospital and my thought was crap. We cannot afford this so stocks came in the stress of this injuring thing. I just had to remind myself that things are going to get better. God's GonNa take care of it so right before went into a complete ganic of it was a little panic. I just decided to use my social work degree. I use the thinks that I was taught in that Ed. Start focusing on the positives. I decided to be thankful for the people in the blessings around me. I mean one of the biggest rockstars during that time with mom She came over from Houston is an hour drive in the middle of the night. I mean she answered her phone right away. She was at my side whole time until my husband got there. She helped me want to the restroom which felt like a marathon. She even wash my hair right So I'm very thankful for her. My husband he was able to leave Fort Benning to be with me and he took Greek Urfi by this friend. Aaron visited near a few times brought me a lot of goodies. Fun Things so I had these great things surrounding this. I realized just how love I was There were blessings in this crazy time so listeners. If you're in a crisis situation like this you're scared for your life someone else's life or your financial situation just super stressful time. Try to take a step back. Remember all of these lessons in your life easy for me. Say That because when you're in the middle of going through all this is so difficult to slow down and do that Especially during a giant crisis. So just know that you're going to get through it and there are people out there who can help you so for me focused on the loving people around me and continue to help me through the situation. I mean even when I got to Fort Bliss I had my battle buddy. Merrin helped me in Sharia Network at I mean. They went to doctors appointments that the meeting. So by focusing on the positives realizing I'm not in control of this crazy thing we call life. I'm not I just have to go through like coaster And laughter is truly the best medicine in these situations. One night it was a preacher was the last night I was in the hospital. My husband was there. My friend was there. My sister-in-law they visiting when evening. You're just having fun. Just cutting and the nurse came in and said it's like a party so spirits were high. I was able to take this roller coaster. Take it from the ups and downs. In life comes and to be honest it is okay to scream on downs of the roller coasters in life. I know I was during that time. Anyway so I got out of the hospital. I was on blood. Thinners finish up. My degree moved to Fort Bliss. I got here. I actually contacted my primary care. Manager of ever got a referral for a hematologist oncologist. You can feel like my blood clot and by the time. I had an appointment with that doctor. It was six months From the initial hostels ation. I felt better but when I did exercise I had shown symptoms that could possibly be there so ham I the doctor in his office was gonNA tell him. I'm going to get other ultrasounds. Well I got there and he said that I did not have a Clo- okay. But how how did he know that he didn't look at my ultrasounds? He didn't have any facts from what he was saying. Other than an ultrasound would be useless unless I was showing some does and I told him when when I exercise it's still slow. It hurts but he said it was due to a different reason. It wasn't because of my boycott so during that appointment I asked him three different times to get held sound really pushing for it and he kept brushing off brushing off brushing off. And so I asked for blood work to be done in I WanNa make sure that I didn't have a clotting disorder is just never now and I didn't want this to come back obviously so he brushed that off as well end just said if I got pregnant on the doctor now and that was it so I sent out the door and really confused. That was going okay. I've been taught. I thought it best to just listen to your doctor listened to him and I thought I don't have a blood clot okay. I'm just GONNA take this little glimmer of hope because of what he told me. I'M GONNA blessed my face that I am blood clot free all through my blood thinners away 'cause I was so done at that point But unfortunately a few days later I went on a short very short hike. It was two maybe three miles with my friend. Battle Buddy Mary and my legs swell up I mean it hurts so bad during the whole hike. I tracked the whole way but my leg was actually hurting for a few days. After something was wrong it was very wrong. It shouldn't have hurt like that so I called in. I left a message with the Hematology Oncology Center on base And I said on the call. I need ultrasound done. I want peace of mind that it's actually gone. I feel like something on the next day the very next day I got a call from the chief of the department and he was such a kind man. He scheduled an ultrasound that same day within two hours. I had an ultrasound and they immediately found that the blood clot was still there unfortunately so I am currently still onboard. The nurse and I have a follow up ultrasound in the next couple of weeks and if I had done nothing if I didn't all make instincts and knew that something was wrong. I mean something could have gone terribly wrong. It would have broken. I could have lost my life Had I not gone in to advocate for myself so I really wish that I would have stuck to my guns with the first doctor in demanded for those tests. I knew I needed those tests done. And he made me feel like it was silly to ask for it so listeners. Listen to your guts and if you know that you need a test on an appointment scheduled or referral made you sick to it. Don't let any person even a doctor like you're silly for asking for those things And if you aren't comfortable with your current primary care manager there is a way to change that all put a link in the comments So that you can change your primary care manager. It takes a week to complete announce if you're feeling very uncomfortable with her center. They're not listening to you if you don't WanNa to deal with the primary care. Managers all thinking about switching to strike. Select this plan really allows you to have more freedoms and who you see without a massive cost. It's GonNa cost a little something compared to track your prime but it might be worth it if you just want the certainty of picking your on doctors so this link will also be in the comments section in the easy thing for me when I was figuring out care manager. All this crazy tricare stuff works. It was just a call the regional phone number. So whether you're west or east and yes I did report that Dr Whether your West or east at just call and figure out how to connect with someone. If you don't know where you are on the net there is a nap in that enrolling Link and there's kind of good way to showed up in another great tool that I found was a couple of APPs that I downloaded one is called humanitarian. Trying to pull that up tricare West and Humana. Military are two really good apps for healthcare with tracker. And let's see so with the Humana. It shows all of my appointments. That showed if I had gone outside of my primary care manager. If I had to pay anything I can pay it on the APP It showed me how to get in contact with people. It's me where different facilities were in. This is mostly for tricare east. You're trying to find a place. The humanity military is mostly for tricare. But there is the trekker west APP and it's great for finding urgent care clinics help writers military treatment facilities so oldest to say the moral of this whole story is to share the importance of advocating for your body your rights in your life. Especially if you aren't familiar with tried here so make sure you're set up with your primary care manager which I wasn't Change your doctor if you she is not helping you and know that there are resources out there so if you have any other tips if you have resources that just make this weird tricare mill south world a little bit. Easier police comet in the And this facebook live will be converted into a podcast There will be a link in the show notes to this facebook posts free to watch the video relieve comment. Y'All know your body's best any to stand up for the candidate you need no doctor or health professionals should make you feel small and I heard educate encourage and empower. 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Home Town Hero

Veteran On the Move

27:11 min | 10 months ago

Home Town Hero

"Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition and entrepreneur wannabe for someone still stuck in trying to escape. This podcast is dedicated to your success. Now host job it. Have you heard about the new travel website for the military community check out American forces travel dot com to save money on flights cars and hotels and support your branch of the military at the same time that's American forces travel dot com right. Welcome back to to the sage in snooze show. My name's Joe Crane Call Signs News. I'm here with Brigadier General. Tom Brady were call signing him. Sage so sage a while back you had up to you to go back in speak at your high school. Did she graduated from. What was it like? It was just an amazing experience. The Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley. This is my don of Kankakee Illinois. it sounds like a disease but Indian river about sixty miles south of Chicago. And that is where I was born and raised and Left there in One thousand nine hundred eighteen to head off to the Naval Academy to become a Marine but the foundation as established This award board called the hometown hero and the the first honoree was going to be me and of course I felt deeply humbled by by that selection and so Since I was back there I contacted my high school principal and has to be possible to talk to the students wants to share a few thoughts with them and He in on me from before I had received an award from from the high schools a few years ago but when he said yes I then asked. What did the students need? What what are you like me to to talk to him about and without hesitation he said got some great young men and women? But there's a tendency for youngsters these days to give up too easily when things get tough on the run and obstacles Deseo say how is too difficult. You know. I'll just I'll just quit and move on to something else and I said well that'll be easy because what I'll do is come in and talk about about Not The success that I had but the failures when I learned from them. Yeah maybe it'll be something of value for the extra so he said okay. Gee that that'd be great so I came in and there's about five hundred students there in the gym and a nice introduction for the principal and I started it off by saying I. I know what's going through your mind. You're sitting there thinking. God what have I done to deserve this energy. Sit here and listen to some old Gregg come in and talk about and Yam Meron and on about the things that he didn't so forth and and You know how long you know why this punishment and so I said okay you so I can. I can just tell you that's not gonNA happen. What is going to happen is? I'm not going to tell you about my successes. I'm going to tell you about some failures and now you're saying Oh this is even worse now. All the things that this old guy did wrong. This is going to So so with that. I just talked about three failures of my life and and the fact that failure is so much a part of life and the trick is the challenges would we do with it. Winston wants in Church show once said that success is going from failure failure to failure without losing enthusiasm and I said you know. Think about You know an athlete. Athletics in Baseball A success is a guy at Bat who fails seven ten times. You know at three hundred hitter is a is a pretty solid Candidate for the hall of fame these days. Yeah so Y- failures just a part of life but only if you continue to try and so my first failure was at age eleven and I said you have to understand first of all my background I come from a long long line of fat. My parents were fat. All of my relatives were fat. We lived in a fat house out of Fat Street. We drove a fat car We had a dog jigs. Yeah she was fat fad was was is was part of my my heritage. So they're Emmett eleven year old fat kid and Little League baseball was just starting off how this will be fun to to play on sandlots. What's the release to do? Organize Ball and you get a uniform so forth. Soap tried out in Chernoff made the team and I got the a uniform and then disasters truck and the disaster was showing up was a new kid. Bobby Snyder got a heeded. The Kid who has a better catcher than I would because you know as a catcher you know if you're fat kid you don't have to move Ramla you just have to start the ball so but this it came into as a better ball so in those days there only a limited number of uniforms so I was told the bobby gets your uniform and I'll never forget that day of putting my fat uniform in the basket on my bike and and driving peddling to to Bobby's house to deliver the uniform all the wild wiping away tears because as so hurt so humiliated us over it so well with that came a decision Do you just say well. That's the way it goes in and You know your your little fat kid. Somebody who's better than you and I said it just said no I want to become a better ballplayer so spent the rest of that summer and then when her in the spring and the next time you know learning how to how to block balls in the dirt and how to throw in how to do the things that catches were supposed to do and alone behold of the next year I made the team got a uniform fat phone again but I also made the all stars and I said Gee there's something to this business of of not quitting and I've just Hanging in there and never giving up. And so. That's what I want to pass on to you. You know your efforts. Whatever they may be are not always going into success excess? But what do you do then. And it's up to you as to what what your choices and you can sit around and feel sorry for yourself or say what did I learn. And and and what am I going to do in order to make this better and You know you just have to accept that in life that you're not going to succeed. The second incident was at Vietnam when Commanding Rifle Company and we had Main Force Vietcong along a hamlet Turn up you well-fortified my head with everything that I had all the supporting arms that that could bring to Bear fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter Alec after gunships mortars artillery in just wasn't budging and so as the sun was going down because I didn't want to attack at night because that would give the enemy a further advantage so I ordered to fix bayonets and when I gave that order. This amazing feeling came over the the company of. Gee You know this is. This is not shooting somebody at three hundred yards or dropping a bomb or mortar Toronto We're going to go in and smash and slash sure and beat to death. Another human being at one under this rifle of the other where somebody's going to die and instead of Any kind of fear or panic is calm resolve. Also in whose especially among though is that you know came came from good families. Good solid Marines at every respect so we conducted the assault. It was successful. We took the hamlet in the process of setting in learned. One of my squad leaders Corporal Frederick Miller from Berlin Ohio Had Been Killed and so the company was exhausted at that point so I told my ex senator the rest of the company. I'M GONNA go get corporate Miller so went on with a couple of Marines Put his body on my shoulders and brought him back. Then the next morning battalion commanders showed up and in order to the blood on my flak jacket and asked. Did you get wounded. Didn't hear about this and I said and I told him what had happened and he was very unhappy with me. And as he's chewing me out to those dump thing to do don't ever do that again. And so forth. And you have those moments of life joe where. You've gotTa make a decision that you're going to live with for the the rest of your life and that that was one and so I said to myself you know this is a golden opportunity to keep your mouth shut. But but I really can't and us so I took a deep breath and I said Sir I understand how you feel but you've gotta understand how I feel if it happened again. I do the same thing because I'll never leave behind dead or wounded marine the battalion commander goes ballistic and he's in the process of relieving me of my command and so I tried to explain minded tunes. What relief of command and combat met which meant the end? You know you don't survive in the ring core if you've been relieved in combat and so As he's in the process relieving me. I'm thanking God. This is this is so unfair. All my boyhood dreams of Kankakee Illinois the little fat kid going to Annapolis and becoming an officer of rain's GonNa solve itself is all ended and Just on the helicopter arrived in auto giant. The Assistant Division commander the First Rain Division. Ironically the same job that I would hold a Desert Storm and as you walking over to me he and his asking. Where's the CEO of my company? who was me? People are pointing my direction backing up thinking it's going to be another big explosion tasteless and and I remember thinking God. This is getting a little unfair. You know who's you might command. I'm losing my my my my life essence the battalion commanders grabbing us. Everything can and I've got a bit Brigadier General. Come in and grab whatever's left on my fanny. The the the general comes in and grabs. My hand starts shaking and start beating me on the back say God that was great captain. That was fantastic now. A super turns the battalion. Commander had been relieving me and said Colonel With company commanders. Like this how can you go wrong. And with that turned Hopkins helicopter and flew away. And so instead of getting relieved I received my first Silver Star and it was It was that close. But but there's no. There's no way that I was going to do it to undo what I don are to to say the energy I didn't mean it. I'll take it all back and so forth In his mind is failure but I just had to to see through and fortunately I did so. That was the the second example that I gave so. Let let me stop at that point and see what you want to defer to discuss your job. Well it's incredible. Well say that is actually good stopping. Point momentarily a for for sponsorship break. So we'll be right back and we'll we'll we'll discuss this veteran entrepreneurs here's a new website for you. Toolkit okay can save you money on travel plus support your military community at the same time. AMERICAN FORCES TRAVEL DOT COM is a DOD partnership with Priceline. Active active duty reserve veterans and more can use this restricted website. You'll save money on flights cars and hotels on top of that travel company commissions. Go Service branch to be reinvested into your military community so check out American forces travel dot com and see for yourself that's American forces travel dot com. I say so before the break you were talking about as a company commander your the battalion commanders in the process of relieving. We're leaving you have command when the Assistant Division Commander Lands in helicopter nearby comes over and patch on the back says good job job well done basically saving saving your skin. So did the battalion commander ever changes opinion about you later on or did he just kind of have to go with it. Because that's what the assistant division commander Said No. It was a AH strange situation because he was a man very deep deep feelings and thoughts But had a tough time expressing pressing them and so later that day he came by and he had a can of of heated up Bone check in as I recall one of the C. Rations and he said Here Tom I have some of this leftover One at you take it and my initial reaction was essay on also that does okay and then I realized in in this way Mike Battalion Commander is is. He can't bring himself to say. I'm sorry I wish I had seen it. Otherwise this is his way of saying it's okay and so what that accepted it and and from that point on You know the relationship was was butter and and you know I didn't suffer from from a fringe this report standpoint sandpoint or anything of that nature but it was just And I feel sorry for those individuals who tough time I guess expressing their feelings and have to resort to to something like a can of Bon chicken to To kind of say Jesus is my way of making amends. Yeah this reminds me. I forget which book it's from. It might have been the book on command Where the author states that more? What's more important? What's more important than command? Relationships are are the relationships of the commanders. Meaning it's not how it's not the the command structure that's written down in the Te'o oh the table of organization. It's actually the individuals that are plugged into those leadership positions. And how they get along with each other. That's more important. Yeah no I think that's exactly case in and of course in any unit There's a culture that exists and the cultures. Jurors is not written down anywhere. That's kind of the beauty of it but also the The mystery of it. It's how we do things. It's what's okay. And what's not okay. And the person who establishes that cultures the leader and that leader By establishing that culture establishes things like. It's it's okay to tell me What your thoughts and feelings I mean not what I give an order and this is no time to take a vote or anything like that? But as we're discussing things the options and so forth to know that that I treasure I value your input. Because you're you're part of this team. I don't know everything just because I rank you but I always thought it was interesting that Lord Nelson when he would have a battle plan and laid it all out and then we'll have his various captains come in to review it They would one by one give their opinion of it but he always started off with the most junior captain and and then worked his way on up because Nelson realized that if you start off with the most senior guy and they all think is a great idea that there's going to be a tendency for the junior you guys to follow the mind even if they don't think that very don't if they don't fall in line then that senior his their their promotion port someday or whatever the case but he just start off at the bottom you know. Then there's a little easier to say gee I I see it a little different way and so forth therefore you get the input that that you really need as commander and a but that's a gun culture that that the senior person establishes can recall a time where you you're plopped into an organization in an had an extremely toxic culture where in you're able to change that He I I'm not sure are toxic. Could be the case It was a case of a commander who had Gotten so close a to his officers that that the relationship was WAS NOT Was Not healthy. And so and I was the EXO at that time brand-new excellent so I'm the guy. In fact. I go back to Leavenworth and one of the many things I learned. There was a a paper on the leadership at senior levels of command the garment this brigade in higher but it made the point that for relationships to work it. It helps to have one individual who is mission oriented and the other individual who is troop oriented oriented as so the ideas that there's not an over balance of being so mission oriented that you forget about the troops are so troop oriented and you forget about So it was necessary for the EXO. I mean the Exo you get a a choice in this matter. He he asked to accept the role that is necessary to make the outfit work so I became the mission oriented guy which was kind of different from the normal role that I would've liked but it was necessary in order to keep the command going Because of this almost toxic Unhealthy relationship of of You know all of the all of the officers were like sons to the battalion commander and and you know. You just can't have a situation like that. There are times when there's tasks to we'll be done and there's unpleasantness that that are associated with that and the EXO in this case was Megan was was the bad guy in a role that I I just had to accept but It is it's a matter of what's good for the unit is not what makes you feel comfortable. Or what makes you feel good How do you make the unit Operate because is our our mission. I don't have to tell you or anybody who's listening to this. The mission the military is deadly serious and we have to be focused. We have to know what the hell you were doing. And that oftentimes requires You know saying no are being the bad guy are are are critiquing are are are correcting never in public and private but nevertheless not letting things slide by and that that can be wearing the for sure. Yeah I'd say so what's number. Three number. Three was a deeply personal one as as a Roman Catholic and that was a battalion. EXO and one of my are my driver. Kimi one Dan said Sarai Like to have the day after moral title tomorrow have the day off and I said why what what is it going in and he replied truthfully well my. My girlfriend is pregnant and I have to drive her to to get an abortion and that should have been the easiest decision for me to make I mean mean practicing Catholic born and raised one twelve years of Catholic education on and I I to this day. I don't know what went through my mind. And if I said no that he'd go away and then he gets into trouble and was at Some misplaced a sense of Of A duty to him that but for whatever reason an and to my everlasting regret I said yes and then I started thinking of and as I told told the students you know some some failures have no happy endings. You know this. This one doesn't That that child that I was complicit in In the death of vote would be in his or her forties. These days. Add here she been allowed to be born as so. Sometimes you just have to to learn the hard way of decisions and you can't get too cocky too confident of Jammu good Catholic. I go to mass every Sunday and all the other things. Yeah but how I wonder really really counts and you've got to make one those moral decisions that when you had to make that one You failed and failed miserably. Well well in this was your driver so you probably had a fairly personal relationship daily basis good marina and and and just and again I've gone over that decision a million times joe and I keep trying to figure out. Why did I make the wrong one but I did? Did you ever bring it up again with your driver now. Nah Nah never again Yeah so those are the three remain things that you spoke to your to the high school that she graduated at certain. How many years later Let's see That was classic is a fifty eight. So what almost sixty years after Well Yeah so yeah I'm seventy seven that'd be right next year next year will have her six not at the reunion so and it was funny. If we get into the question answer period One of the things. That part of the introduction was was co captain of the first undefeated football team from my high school awesome at so the first question came from a football player. WHO LAST A? How much did you weigh much? Could you bench and I said well you know it's interesting. I weighed twenty pounds less than and I weigh right now. Now I just come off of a pretty serious diet but I went off to the Naval Academy at about one hundred sixty five pounds playing a pulling guard and Ended up in a linebacker because in those days you played offense and defense and as kind of discouraged when when the scat backs so weighed more than I did. And I'm the guy who has to go on takeout. These huge guns with a running play but anyway I played until shoulder got ripped out in that ended my my football playing days but then the other questions were were good like What do I think I would have done had The general not showed up in my days as the Marine Corps would've ended and that's a good question and I said Gee you know part of it. was you know the shame of coming back to Kankakee to my hometown. Saying Gee I failed but you know what do I do. Then I said you know probably have become a teacher because that is always a appeal to me and I think there's Every officer I think Good officers are no our our teachers at heart and You know the relationship with what they're juniors says. General Luzern says is You know teacher to scholar and in many ways like father to son so but And then all of the questions of other challenges that that I've I've had An holly face him in in Again Doctor Dodge none of them because Good good questions and this is their chance to take advantage of a of an old great beer. WHO had come back to share a few thoughts with them did you did you keep them? Captivated worried you have heads nodding and do they seem disinterested the principal said that You could have heard a pin drop at various points. No that could have been because they were sound asleep. I'll probably now but I think especially the the Vietnam stuff. They don't hear that very often and I don't mentioned it very often but it was. I thought a good example of what happens You know sometimes when you're literally under fire and the decisions that you make and they're not always the the ones that some people see as a as the correct ones that some people see us failures fascinating general if you had to sum up what it was like to go back to your hometown. High school that she graduated from after lifetime after several careers. Actually what comes to mind and what was it a overall what was the experience like. Uh what was it. Tremendous feeling of Of welcoming. I mean to go back to where I grew up My sister still lives there. I have a niece and nephews. Fused are still in the area friends. Some classmates showed up at the award event that evening so that was fun except I couldn't tell anything anything but the truth since they were fellow co conspirators. For a lot of things that we're involved in but I think the statute of limitations has run out on but it was great to come back but along with it Came this this tremendous feeling of a blessing of the opportunity that I had as a as a young man. My Dad was a German emigrant plumber. Steve Fitter with only an eighth grade education My mother was the daughter of Irish immigrants and to have this opportunity opportunity to To go the Naval Academy and then become an officer Marines. Serve My country for over thirty years into lead Marines and combat. You know to have a family family. That is wonderful as mine. got is Is I said. I'm just the luckiest guy in the world and I still really feel that way as standing I'd say each episode. Two's arap so join US next Wednesday for episode three with Brigadier General Andrew. John Giradi also known as sage right. We're out we listen a veteran on the move. Your Pathfinder to Frieda data if you like the show review and I tunes reviews are always greatly appreciated so until next time. This veteran is Oscar Mike.

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Retirement Can be Dangerous to Your Health

Veteran On the Move

21:49 min | 10 months ago

Retirement Can be Dangerous to Your Health

"Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition and entrepreneur wannabe for someone still stuck in trying to escape. This podcast is dedicated to your success. And now your host job it. Have you heard about the new travel website for the military community check out. AMERICAN FORCES TRAVEL DOT COM to save money on flights cars and hotels and support your branch of the military at the same time. That's American forces travel dot com. This Joe Crane host the veteran on the move podcast today. We're starting a new feature of the veteran on the move podcast. Normally we release an episode discussing veteran entrepreneurship every Monday Sunday. So what we're doing is we're going to add a separate version of the veteran podcast. We're GONNA release that every Wednesday and this is the first introductory autry episode of that new version of Enron. Move podcast once again. My Joe Crane. I'm retired lieutenant. Colonel Marine Corps type as as a co-pilot H.. One W in the Marine Corps and nominee airline pilot. I've always had a fascination for entrepreneurship and inventing products in running my own business and running my own show. That's all the intent of the veteran. The move podcast. Also I love motivation. Personal motivation nation inspiration leadership lessons and I wanted to add something to the veterans of new podcast. That was focused. More on that and not just entrepreneurship entrepreneurship. It all still kind of feeds up in enrolls up into the same mentality in the same mission of leadership and what we do in in the military and how we take what we've learned in the military and come out into society in the civilian sector in keep carrying on so with me today in in throughout at the duration of this version of on the move. PODCAST is another retired Marine Brigadier General. Tom Brady we're also going to refer to him as sage on this podcast and that may be a little difficult for me because twenty four years in the Marine Corps. I have never called a general anything else. But general or Sir so am I have a little trouble with that once in a while so sage. You're with us here today. Tell us a little bit about what what you did in the Marine Corps. Sure Joe Thank you very much delighted to be here with you. I served three and a half years. Marine Corps was commissioned in June of Nineteen nineteen sixty two from the naval academy and Stayed on the academy for about six months with the training of the incoming plebes et CETERA. Then finally got the basic school join. What was then called the transplant battalion? which was a necessary battalion at that time stationed in Camp Pendleton? Getting Ready to go overseas to Okinawa. Oh a for thirteen months and then would return and then finish. It's thirteen months back straight side for a total of thirty cycle when you include a movement back and forth north by ship in those days so I joined a battalion. We got to Okinawa. Lucky enough to take my platoon in Vietnam. Nineteen sixty four and The early days of Vietnam and then we are also part of the force off the coast in the Gulf Tonkin situation. Their leader in sixty four Came back to camp. Pendleton had become by that time company and then a battalion adjutant. We went back to Vietnam sixty five. I was Then became accompany excess again and took over my company when the company commanders wondered in January sixty six extended my tour to stay with the company. And this was Mike Company three seven from there to Fort Bragg North Carolina whereas instructor for two years at the Army Special Warfare School and then to Fitness Horford school at Quantico runner visors course and then back for third tour genome with the Vietnamese Marines. Sixty nine to seventy ending up in Cambodia and nineteen seventy with the incursion there from there back to the Naval Academy for three year tour then I commanded marine security guards in Europe for two years Spent a year at Leavenworth as a student not a prisoner owner and then joined a battalion again. One five then Overseas plans officer and Okinawa Headquarters Marine Corps Then commanded National War College Went off to Hawaii for three years. Came back to camp. Pendleton commanded the fifth Marines and then became secretary of the General Staff. When I was selected for Brigadier General I then head it was called Defense Management Report Implementation Effort for one one year and then volunteered for desert shield in those days and joined the First Marine Division as assistant division commander for Desert Shield Desert Storm and then ended up as a director of public affairs Also served on the Presidential Commission on the assignment women in the armed forces which gave me an insight into the role of women in the Armed Forces says especially in the Marine Corps and retired at midnight mass of the end of a thirty one December of nineteen ninety two or one January nineteen ninety-three it then went to work for. USAA for ten years. I was a senior vice president. And General Manager there in San Antonio and then in Sacramento on an ended up in Tampa Florida are retired from there and then took over the Medical University Foundation Quantico for a period of butter eleven years I Left there a couple years ago and came back to Tampa and I'm now an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University and also University of South Florida Married to a Marine Sandy. Whose Second Lieutenant? When I was a captain in worried and as I told you the last day that outranked her Three children our oldest Was a navy carrier polit and that was our as our daughter. Laurie who has two children which offer Google our older son? Patrick Navy intelligence eligible officer and now is intelligence analysts and our younger son Ryan With the hospitality rewards business has two two children so luckiest man in the world. All of my dreams came true with a serving in the Marine Corps having wonderful family and Able to talk about it in as a fairly Shirley fit form thank you. That's incredible. Thanks General in Seattle just did it. Thanks have a hard time calling you. Buy Your call sign. But Ah work on it. So sage thirty and a half years in the Marine Corps Marine Corps general ten years at Usaa then the Marine Corps University Foundation Foundation. You move down to Florida. You still don't retire now. You're teaching at two different colleges. Why is it? I think it's dangerous Chris Joe for somebody with our backgrounds are metabolism. Our focus to retire retire folks. I know who have done that. Have a tendency you see to die fairly soon after they retire retire. I think you've got to be stay engaged You know we have so much to offer and so many great youngsters who are out there. Who can who can really benefit from the things that we can share with them? So I think anyone who has things offers we do is almost an obligation allegation to share that with the with the youth of today. You've heard my comment Before society is in trouble when it's elders cross across the street to avoid talking to its youth so now that I'm a youth now that I'm older and older. I crossed the street in order to talk. Talk to the youth whether they want to hear me or not. So that's the reason i. I doubt that I will ever really retire. And how long have you been teaching college classes. Well I really started Eh back when I was working for. USAA back in the late nineties. But then when I Returned here in two thousand fifteen started picking up again so it's been a couple of years now. alwa teaching classes on the mid east modern war Vietnam then also a class I put together of why we fight and how we fight. US wars which which has been a lot lots of area interesting for me. And I hope for the students as well veteran entrepreneurs here's a new website for you to toolkit that can save you money on travel plus support your military community at the same time American forces travel dot com is a dod partnership with priceline. Active active duty reserve veterans of more can use this restricted website. You'll save money on flights cars and hotels on top of that travel company commissions. Go Service branch to be reinvested into your military community so check out American forces travel dot com and see for yourself that's American forces travel dot com. So it's interesting to me that somebody with your experience and your perspective has jumped back into the classroom college a college professor. What what's your opinion of of the use of today and what's that experience been like the last couple of years as far as your interaction with in with their young folks? The the kids are great. I've never had a problem with a student. That's interesting at the class at Saint Leo and all the classes that I've taught I've had Muslim students teaching of courses on the Middle East and the Gulf wars and the ad so much by providing a perspective to to our class that we would not have as as a native Americans but the downside I see is our youngsters. There's are historically illiterate. But that's not their fault that's our fault and so what we hope to be able to do is to try to put things in context so that they know why we are where we are how we got this way. The decisions that were made and most importantly the lessons that can be learned from those decisions and then how Oughta make it better in the president especially the future the youth. Somebody wants their twenty percent of our population but one hundred percent of our future. And I'm a firm believer the quality of our of our youth today. I've I've never been disappointed now. Can you cite any specific examples of interaction with some some of the college kids. The that you're in class with or at least generally speaking 'cause I'm real curious what you know with somebody with your perspective and experience you what what your opinions of them are in. Maybe you can even speak for them and and tell us what their opinions of you are. Yeah thank you. That's a good question Again because most of them do not have historical background the things that I had a tendency to automatically take for granted I just cannot anymore so I have to describe things like the Cold War in world war tune World War One and and things that we go do and yet NAM Might as well have been one hundred years go so those things that are very fresh in my mind and always will be. I are not fresh in the minds of the students. They have really no basis for that. But there's also a I found interesting So many young men are coming from families without a male role model and I I sensed At times an eagerness to learn not just what is out of the textbook but just some life lessons and so I found myself teaching. Young hangmen hottest shake hands out introduce themselves hot address. OUGHTA write a thank. You note how to do those things that that their fathers should have taught them but unfortunately originally Either one Iran are never got around to that and so these are going to be college graduates. young men who are going to be our leaders in whatever endeavor they choose and I just thought that should be part of their education and all of my classes. The students give oral presentations. Because I think somebody college graduate should be able Oh to to speak well on his her feet and all my quizzes and all my exams are written. There's no true false or multiple choice. Were beyond that because again I think they should should be able to write. And so I- correct all of those essays and and send them back and go over each one with the student of the spelling errors ars and grammar recommendations and so forth because these are things that are going to be in the future and and I see this as a golden opportunity to to try to help them in that regard. Yeah that's interesting here. You're teaching college classes. You for the most part your classes would fall into the category of history in in the classroom re actually going over how to properly shake a hand. Look somebody in the eye and in those other things or is this like office hours Asia in your office later on. Yeah no no no normally afterwards. Because these these I would never want to embarrass the student. And so when I'll I'll see something thing that needs a correction then just call them aside and after class Will will go over those things but Never has there been anything other than deep appreciation of the thank. Thank you no one does is what side of your chest. You wear your name tag and one thing that I learned. Is You on your right side because when when you shake hands with someone you're you're is normally go up to that side of the body so that that's the name tag ought to be and so the the songs like pretty petty stuff stuff but for youngsters who are just you know growing up becoming mature getting into the to the real world. These are little helpful hints that I think will benefit them so I'm happy to provide them. Yeah that's interesting in and none of them ever been. I'm sure you're very eloquent. How you go about it but never ever been offended that you even mentioned mentioned something like that to him? No no not at all I it just a job. We've got a lot of youngsters that in their development limit Some people have just cared very much about them and Saturday night madden and so I see a response when somebody even in an old guy like me gives a damn about them that there's a response or refreshment of wall this This is different. This is special and so I don't do it for the effect but the effect that I've se- I've that I've seen has been you know. One of a of of gratitude almost wonderman that that an old person person would Would take the time to to to help. Well that's incredible. What an opportunity that a typical college college kid today has to have to have you as one of their professors? Because you're not the typical college professor so I'm sure is a world of information and you probably have a lifetime impact on these kids. That's great to hear who one of the things is interesting. I never teach not wearing a coat and tie and That's not the routine for college. Professors yeah especially these days the casual environment minute. Yeah so one day one of the students general dotty you always address the coat and tie and pocket handkerchief and you know. The the Marine Corps Lapel Pin with American flag so forth. You know why do you do that and And my response is out of respect and kind of a quizzical. What can I said out of respect to you? You know I'm not going to appear before you as a teacher. You know not not looking like someone who is prepared in every way. This is the same way that you should go to a concert or to play out of respect to the performers who you you you dress appropriately and not look like you just came from a dogfight right so but it's just one of those those lessons kind of a startling. I'm sure they were surprised by that. Response out of respect for you as a student student that that I'd rather stress this way and do they actually address you. As general drought urges ages coach Tom Oil he the journal draw to your professor now is it does interesting because when I was with USAA. I asked the employees not to get hung up on the general business. And so do my employees. I was Tom and the reason I was so the way that we're going to succeed at. USAA was by communicating by working as a team. And I will never want my previous rank to get get in the way of that. And so it a quick story when I was out of Sacramento attended the the black history month the Denner and sandy and I were there and Lady sitting next to me is from an air force family and she kept calling me. General Insurance won't you call me Thomas or I never ever do that. I come from an Air Force family and you know I said okay. So they serve dinner and it was a fried chicken and I looked at these kind of looking at me and I said well I I don't know about you but there's no way that I eat this with a knife and fork so I picked up with my hands and with that she put her hand over on mine and said now. I can call you Tom. It's hilarious eaten fried chicken with your hands. I get a town. That's what you're supposed to eat it. Yeah that's great. Hey Tom or sage. I'm still getting used to that myself and I've never seen you eat fried chicken yet so I'm still going to be a little apprehensive about on sage. Go back to what we were talking about in the beginning where I asked you a hotel after all this. I'm not going to say how algae are you can. If you want after all this at this age you don't retire. You're teaching college classes at two different colleges and you said well you got to be careful because the people that have a tendency to retire retire they die and oftentimes on on the regular veteran on the move podcast. That subject comes up all the time and I personally think this is just drug. Joe Crane Talkin. I personally think the reason for the veteran suicide rate where it is today is because even a kid that was only in for four years and gets out when he gets out he loses his sense of purpose and without a sense cents a purpose. You can die on the vine and sometimes they ended up dying thrown hand. What's your opinion on that he I I think you've put put your finger on one of the symptoms of it in that is To go from being somebody if you will and that somebody is immaterial the rank but as somebody who's who served who said responsibility who's WHO's been Accountable for the lives of others All of the things things that make us I think really special and to then go to a situation where people don't take your word. There's not special trust and confidence where there's not the comradery if you will that Has Been Part of our our Growing up our services and combat or sometimes even audit combat and evokes miss that and When that happens I think there's a tendency to start to say well you know nobody cares? So why should I care and you start to indicate that you don't care when you don't start taking care of yourself you know when you don't get up in the morning and shave and brush your teeth and put on a first set of closer and then go out and do something for somebody else. When that stops and it's awfully easy I think for folks to become insular and insulated and To just kind of say well you know. I didn't get a call from so on and I didn't get a card from so on and all of these things of you know everybody hates me. Nobody loves me. Guess I'll go eat worms but even worse than that I guess I'll I'll just end it and And I wish I could say that I had the the key the suicide I've looked at this. You know those who serve in combat. Those who haven't happy marriages unhappy marriages alcohol alcohol. It just ruins the full spectrum spectrum Joe but I I think part of is very much. What do you think of yourself and and what what kind of legacy do you want to leave to to those? Who Love you to know the you went out taking your life is incredible? Well S- as we're getting close the end of our time. Here's our introductory episode dude. We're going to go ahead and wrap this up at this point and hope you like this new twist on the on the move podcasts. Were with Brigadier Your General. Tom Brady Aka sage talking about life in leadership and stay tuned for follow on episodes Coming up every Wednesday so sage I'll give you the last word by word is thanks for this golden opportunity to do exactly exactly what I said and that is A chance to share some thoughts experiences again when I said Leavenworth structures said experiences are boring. But that's all I got that's all I got as well so I'll be happy to share them with you. Hope it'll be a benefit to our listeners. As standing all right we're asking my for for now and we'll be back next Wednesday out deck listening to veteran on the move your pathfinder to freedom if you like to show review and I tunes reviews are always greatly appreciated so until next time. This veteran is Oscar Mike.

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Episode 7  Shark Watch (Part 1 ft. DCO Thornton)

Coffee with Coasties

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Episode 7 Shark Watch (Part 1 ft. DCO Thornton)

"Hello Ladies and gentlemen welcome to coffee with coasties. I'm your host, Joe Namath and my co host. Kelsey CIDER. Hey Hey, how you doing Kelsey dealing? We're very excited to have district five southern region. Commodore Michelle Thornton here with US evening door. I'm great. Good. So first things first, how do you take your coffee? Straight up black black coffee I like and I like it. Thank you so much for coming in You come in here sitting down with US really puts a lot of wind in our sails to continue this project to do a good job. So I want to thank you on behalf of the crew here and we do have proven the background makes all the stuff. Sound good. Thank you from all of us for coming and participating anytime. It's great to be here and thank you to the magic men that make this happen. Did I get all that right is quite the Spill v Southern Region district, Commodore. Didn't miss anything there. So tell us about how your time in the auxiliary obviously told everyone where you serve at but just tell us a little bit about. Where you're at currently what the jobs like in the auxiliary now that you do. Well I am like you said, currently the Commodore and here in the Fabulous v Southern region. So if you think about the fifth district, which is the Coast Guard district is split into two sections. So Commodore Devers in the North I'm in the south. Also in the south consisted of three sectors and what are those three sectors Maryland National Capital Region Virginia and North Carolina are those three sectors and recently Virginia changed its name from Sector Hampton roads to sector Virginia to encompass the entire state and not just the coastal areas. Even that yeah knew there was a name change too. That's cool. It definitely makes more sense for me to have Oliver Genu- in they're aligned with the others so so very cool. So Experience With Coast Guard active duty as well. Right till about that I do I think now I've hit just about every type of uniform and non uniform you can wear in the coastguard. So active duty reserve auxiliary and I also work as a civilian with the coastguard. So I've hit them all. Wow that's that's pretty cool. So how many years total service of everything Oh we're GonNa make me do math. Let's see. Eighteen. Wow eighteen total. Very cool. That's that's quite quite impressive. That's a big record there, and how long have you been with the in the auxiliary? I just looked it up the other day and I've been in twelve twelve. Yeah. Yeah. So I'm coming up on retirement. told me. When I hit fifteen so four more just Oh, you listening out there. You gotta deal with me four more years and then I'll sail the way off to. Never, never land now I don't think he'll do that but. Okay. So you're you live which sector do you live in I live in sector Virginia Sector Virginia, I live in Hampton Field Virginia Gotcha second best sector in the district him down not to be confused with Hampton. That's right. That's right. Yeah. That's very important. Distinction Very Important Ham town Yep Not Hampton. Time. Some days. It smells really really good in town like Bacon and other days not so much. Yeah. Yeah. So it kind of depends on where they're at in the process exactly and yeah, we'll just let that lie right there. Fun Stuff. So tell us you know this year twenty, twenty, what a basket case of a year right I mean every time you turn around something's changing We've got covert and just chaos and a lot of parts of the world right now. Tell us that you know what's the state of the auxiliary because there's no better every year you hear about the state of the Union or something tells about the state of the auxiliary in your district right now, the state of our district right now is sort of it's a little chaotic just like everybody else across the across the country and across the world but. Our members really have pulled together to stay together and they do things that they can do. You know minus going out and being in the public but they still this podcast gets the boating safety message out we have another gentleman that does a weekly radio broadcast. So that publications newspapers, there's the word is still going to keep the the boating public, safe and safe as we can. Agree with that and I really think this is a great opportunity. Obviously we barked training right and I'm as guilty as anybody I. Don't like the Webinars in the online training, but it's a perfect opportunity fog sellers to dive in and do that as well as flotillas monitor and participate in social media. Get that boating safety safety message out because it hasn't changed. It's not like there's a new boating safety message. Yeah. Maybe now you color coordinate your swimsuit with your mask but maybe But It's the same thing. Fire Safety on the water lifejacket safety on the water. So I'd like to encourage know the public this listening to get on social media and look for Coast Guard, auxiliary platforms to be to be fed some of that information as well as you know, flotillas need to get out there and take the lead and get some information out there on social media for. Their voters because it's a, it's a world of who you know and you and you listen to people that you that you know right and so your neighbor in your neighborhood may be more apt to come to you because they're friends with on facebook and you follow one of these boating safety platforms and and build that way I mean I know for me. I have four boats in my neighborhood and every year they want me to vessel safety checks and every year the same guy fails because he doesn't do any of the things tell him to do. And you know that our requirements, but he does it every year and maybe as pressure from his wife, maybe they feel like they want me to check their boats but it's it's the community relationship that the auxiliary Republican have and we can continue that through the social media platforms most athletic, and that's the most important piece I. think whether you're dealing with member to member interaction or member to public interaction, you've got to have that connection to make it real and to make an important. A lot of just putting an ad in a newspaper or. Sending a radio advertisement something like that. It just doesn't have the same grab Ya and make you wanNA listen that does when it's coming from your neighbor that says, Hey, you know this is important stuff and you're my neighbor and I like you and I want you to be safe. So I'm going to tell you some interesting things good point I wrote a quote a few months ago that really resonated said, don't go out and talk to the people but talk to the person. And that's off that can really relate to a lot of times on our life. Whether your experiences been with the auxiliary, not as dealers, but in your other roles in the Coast Guard. I was I sort of introduced to the auxiliary at my very first duty station on border cutter in Key West and we had. At that point as I was a young troop on board, we had an old man. He looked like the old man and the sea shuffled up the gangplank one day. And saluted and did everything just like he was supposed to do walked up to the bridge and started talking to the captain and I thought. Who is that guy in coast, guard uniform. And it was an auxiliary that came on board and he was the quarter master trainer. So he taught everybody on board how to navigate what what chart was, what how did you radar plots? That was his that was his thing he did that for all the seven cutters that were stationed there in key west. Wow and it was it was amazing. Well, that Yeah. The experience there was was something else. Yeah. So where did you start off in the coastguard and? Tell us a little bit about the track through every particular facet of the Coast Guard being active reserve auxiliary and civilian. Well I didn't I From I grew up in Ohio. And I thought. What am I going to do with myself and I knew that I love the ocean and I wanted to do something on the ocean and the only thing that I knew about in Ohio was the navy. So after talking to the navy recruiter, for Awhile I, took their test and this and I went into finally sign the papers because. That's what you do when you're going to join the service. And for about an hour, the recruiter kept pushing me toward a job. You could be a secretary, you could be a cook. He kept pushing me to anything other than what I wanted to do and so finally. I just said Okay Listen I. I told you before here's what I WANNA do. And you're trying to steer me away what's what's the deal? And he says, well, he says you can't do that. And I thought Oh. Okay. Did I not score high enough on an exam. Is there something he goes? No females can't do that job. And I thought. Oh Okay. Well, thank you very much and not the choicest word but. We have. So I stood up and walked out and I did not join the navy that day. But as I walked down at the recruiting. Office? On the stoop smoking a cigarette with his knee up was a coast guardsmen I didn't recognize or didn't know it was a coast guardsmen at the time and he made some smart Aleck comment pay squid when you going to boot camp. Well at that point, I kind of let him have it. And He groped me in. And I went to the same navy school. To do the same navy job that I wanted to do in the first place. But I was in the coastguard. So that's kind of how my my coastguard journey started that way. That's very cool. Very cool. Interesting Trying I have a comment I'm trying to phrase it. Phil. Phil. Shared with us that he was. Poached by the Coast Guard away from the Navy researchers again, right? Yeah. So I find I find your story I saw interesting second of all. I was GONNA say. We might get joked that word navy reject Sir something to that effect but. Honestly I mean it seems like he found a home in someone like in the coastguard was way more willing to. Accepting of somebody who wanted to do something? No matter what their. Gender was or you know, hey, you're capable you can do it. I think that speaks. Volumes to the organization itself. It does and that that's been my entire experience if there is something. That someone wants to do in the coastguard. It doesn't matter it doesn't matter if you can make the qualifications and do everything that's required. Hadn't have fun. So it's been. That's been a really good positive. coasties do multiple jobs because the coast guard is is a long standing history of doing more with less You know we have less budget we have less everything every other branch but yet we have more operational hours than we do more and more more in Moore's being tasked on us. You know is is one of our previous guests Louis sharing with us. You know we had. National, Boating Safety Act, and they threw that on us and then, and then it was all pollution response in the through that on us and every time they throw something on us. And I say they be in the country they they don't pull something back right? He say Oh okay to go do this to okay nine eleven. Okay. Yeah. We need you guys go do this too and so that's where the auxiliary is just overwhelmingly important and augmenting that but also the coast guard active duty and reserve personnel and training in multiple qualifications so that what's needed on that mission somebody's Eric and do. Yeah and I think that's one of the one of the great things about the coastguard and the auxiliary is there is such a wide variety of missions that there really is is something for everybody to do. No matter what your interests are, what your skill level is there really is something for everybody to do absolutely you. It's not just on the water patrols or it's not just you know. Public Education there's a lot that you can do in the Hillary and it's all equally as important. Well, I mean you know from the Marine Safety Stuff Radios watches. The education aspect of it. They're kind of tends to be a little bit of a versus them type idea with rb s versus operations and I think everybody sees that. It's not really. Tied to one particular area. But. You know the more that we get tasked with at the end of the day missions get done and I may not be what you WanNa do but there are other people who do take on that task. So I think it's really great that I know that you know diversities been like a very big. Push, you've you've done a lot to promote that down to the flotilla level Your time as Commodore that I've seen and. I think that's great because we're looking for people skill sets that are going to ultimately help us get those missions done. No matter what they are so. There's been an an interesting. Twist of recruiting. So it's not just let's get everybody we can. Let's look for specific talent and bring them into the organization. So it's more of a targeted recruiting than just a mass come on in kind of the same thing we've said for years in vessel safety checks quality over quantity. Yes. Hundred percent. So you mentioned key West that's a pretty exotic protocol. What's the most exotic place that you've served in the Coast Guard ended you've been with the coastguard. Probably Kodiak Alaska. Was the yeah. The farthest away from home and the farthest I guess from most anywhere. So we were betting on a Hawaii connection right. To. Run. Your Head I. Kick myself because I have never been to Hawaii. Never direct flights from Anchorage, right to Hawaii and I did not take advantage of it at all. So but fewer people have been Kodiak Alaska than dreary. Why? So that's true but it is the northernmost Hawaiian island. So. Yeah, that's one way to look at it lush and green, lush and green host of the air. Yes little chilly in the winter, but you know lightweight jackets. Ya. Lots of fish lots of bears really good people. and. Good place can bear in Alaska when he shared that bear story, he was he was. Some time up there as well. Oh. Yeah. Bears everyday occurrence it just you ever take a Selfie with one. We asked him. Yeah. It was before the. Had A picture what yeah. So it was before selfies but yes, I do have a picture with a bear that was not really disposable Fuji Film, or anything you just kind of tried to do it like you know I didn't get my friend. Did it okay. Have a guy that didn't make it out of the woods that day he took the jury. These guys scary movie man you don't have to be faster than the bare just faster than the. Switch down. Yeah. That's right. That's right. Yeah. So Commodore that's a two year term. It is two year term how how far along are you in that term now I am a year and a half little over a year and a half my term will end December thirty first this year coming up on it. So I went up on it. Yes. Good. Another transfer of power. It's always you know being in eleven years now it's it's really neat to me to see that transfer every year from flotilla level all the way up. To district level in are sometimes every year but two years in your case and and just how how good that process is and how everything works. It really shares the common core of you know we're all in this together and how things transfer and work and I know there's exceptions to that in some places, but my experience has always been extremely favorable. Yeah. Yeah and that's that's been mind as well. This is my second coastguard disturbed Coast Guard, Auxiliary district I started my auxiliary career. In Key West. For the second time that I went back, but that's a whole nother story. And it really starts with the common thread from the commandant. To the National Commodore and all the way through the organization that we can. We can all have that same commonality and that same vision. So in a way, it makes it Kinda easy. You not recreating the wheel every time and It bonds us a little better. I think. We, talked with. Captain Bear a little bit about team Coast Guard, and again with your experiences active reserve all of the boxes, what does it mean to you? Because of all your various roles was a really mean to you to be part of Team Coast Guard. It is such a small community. Compared I mean generally to say any other the armed services Will come across someone that you know again. And it happens more frequently than not and you all have that common. Basically the common values that we all have. It doesn't matter what your job is where you came from what you do in the Coast Guard but you still have that honor respect and devotion to duty at your core. And that's that's what makes it. You know that's what keeps me here. That's what keeps sucking me back into the coastguard. So yeah. Good Point I. do find it funny though and this is GonNa. Be My fun fact for today right now based upon what you shared with me. Okay. Isn't it funny in a branch of thirty thousand roughly I don't know what the exact number is twenty, five, thousand auxiliaries in. Thirty plus thousand civilians I. Don't know the numbers of the top of my head but isn't it funny that you say we're a small branch and we are comparatively to the other. But every time you meet somebody on the world they're like, Hey, do you know my friend Bob Smith? Oh, yeah. Bob's in California. He's in the coastguard I'm like. Every time I'm with the public. Funny. It's like if I said, I was in the NYPD would they say hey, do you know my friend? He's in in maybe I would knowing but still it's thirty thousand why PD bless and I always find that funny and so thanks for bringing that up because we are small, we are trained the same. We can augment one another in fill those gaps, but we are a little bit bigger than fifteen or twenty. So we don't know everybody in the coastguard. Not Quite. Not Quite. So. Voting, tip. What have you got for the public out there? That's that's a good boating tip like something you WanNa share your pet peeve on the water and you spend a lot of time on the water voting to personally qualified Cox, and aren't you I am I am a boat Coxswain. Okay. So I get to drive a lot of different boats which is great. So I used I'm warning the maintenance I mean is kind of the sweet spot. Isn't it? It it from being a former Boehner? It's totally awesome. I get to try a lot of different boats and someday when it's time to to buy that boat again, I'll know what I really like. So it stop around. Yeah. Yeah. He knew the happiest days of a vote on her story, right? Oh. Yes. Then you by the day you sell it Yep down. It is. Yes. Both very happy days I can attest to both of those. Yeah. I. Think the safest boating tip is to make sure that you have some situational awareness it whether you're in a power boat sailboat paddle craft canoe floaty. You're on the water make sure you're paying attention to what's going on around you. that. That not paying attention has caused more. Accidents, fatalities damage than. We can even imagine. As a teenager, my mom would always be like, Oh, Dr Save. Even now let's be honest even now I'll be safe drive say mom I'm GONNA drive safe it's not you that I worry about the other people I worry about and it's the same thing on the water you know you gotTa keep an eye on the guy coming up not paying attention to the wake he's throwing and you're just you know cruise along binding your business and you know Things can go south real fast. So you've got you gotTa have that situation awareness of everything going on around you and. Yeah I think that's a that's a really good. I'm a firm believer situational awareness this time of year. Especially, you know hurricane season maybe turn the weather channel on every once in a while in see what's going on out there in the tropic I know recently we had sis grace our presence in North Carolina. You said that very well. With watching a lot of weather channel. It's like my favorite but not favorite time of the year to watch the weather channel kind of like a love hate relationship. But SIS was less than forty eight hours away. I'm down at the neighborhood boat ramp and my neighbors out there going fishing I'm like, Hey, and I won't say his name to protect the innocent but I'm like this is the same neighbor that doesn't listen to you because I mean is the same neighborhood fails and This makes a little bit more sense. I'm like, Hey, where you going he's like well, we're going fishing today and then We'll. When are you going to call your boat out and he's like I don't know probably October. Though. There's coming. He's like. Is there really I was wondering why they were at a milk and bread today? So turn the weather channel on every once in a while. Maybe download the APP something in just pay attention to the tropics there. Well, if he doesn't listen to you, maybe he's not GonNa be listening to this podcast he probably won't be. Easy are. All right good. Without breaking any confidentiality or classified information do you have a funny story from your time in service? You'd like us. I do and it took me a little bit to think about it. But we were in an undisclosed location on the high. Seas. On, a three, hundred, seventy, eight, foot, Coast Guard cutter. And the pipe comes over the loudspeaker. That says now all hands to swim call. So I'm thinking. I'm the ship's navigator. So I know where we are in the middle of the middle of the middle of the ocean. And I know the depth of the water is. You can't touch the bottom. And yet they're gonNA let everybody on the ship that's not standing, watch, Swim. Jump off and swim. So I thought okay this'll be fun. This is my first experience with swim call. Off of a big cutter. Pretty soon, we all have our swimsuits got towels on the bridge wings of three, seventy eight. If you ever seen them, they're really high up but there's one on each side of the ship. And on those bridge wings. To people with machine guns. Standing Watch over the water where the people are swimming and I thought. Well I didn't think too much more of it and. Flung myself into the ocean. Off We went swimming around happily blissfully and pretty soon you hear the whistle like the lifeguard whistle. and. I'm like Oh swim calls over. nope. People were scrambling. I've never seen some people swim so fast in my entire life to get to the side of the ship and climbed up the rope ladder to get out of the water. So I thought well, I'm going right along with it. Well, the two guys with machine guns on the bridge wings are Sharp Watch. So when the whistle blows, they spotted a shark, we all get up on there and we look at the flight deck off the flight deck into the water, and there is a school of hammerhead sharks swimming around the boat and I thought Oh. Isn't that interesting that were just GonNa be swim around with a school, a hammerhead sharks in the middle of the ocean. But it was really cool. Serious, question. Now we have guard to point. Yes it is. Yes it is. Yeah well, that's okay. So maybe they're voting machine guns not like. I mean like. Tarpaulins or something don't know not harpoons sphere God it's no harpoons. No no, they were just. And I was inquisitive. So I talked to a bunch of them that stood the Shark Watch once I figured out what it was, and their job is just to shoot the water between the people and the sharks they're not trying to kill the sharks they're just shooting the water between them. So the people can get out of the water and the sharks can go way. Very good. So far listeners out there no sharks were harmed during in in the navarine. Now now now in the history of the coast guard since seventeen ninety not correct never have we harmed shark. Very good. Commodore. We're having such a good time if you wouldn't mind let's continue this into our next episode. Great Art to with Commodore So. 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Taking Care of Your Own Part 2

Veteran On the Move

19:49 min | 6 months ago

Taking Care of Your Own Part 2

"Welcome to veteran on the move. If you're a veteran in transition and entrepreneur wannabe poor someone still stuck at the GOP trying to escape this. Podcast is dedicated to your success. And now your host job bring have you checked out. American forces travel yet. American forces travel is an exclusive website powered by priceline bill for veterans and active duty. Check them out at veteran. The move dot com slash travel. Snooze and sage are back talking here with Retired Marine Corps general. Tom Brady Sir We were talking part one about taking care of your own. You covered your taking care of your own concept through your Marine Corps career and then how you took that into. Usaa Solicit continue the discussion in topic of taking care of your own in in what you've learned as you know military member pulling it out bring it out of the military and taking it with you in the civilian sector. Sure I just think back in the Marine Corps And I was really lucky. I enough commanding the same company that I started out in as a second lieutenant. So My troops. Kinda grew up as I grew up. I met them as a brand on his brand second lieutenant to Quantico as their brand new privates. Thc's right out of boot camp and then we had a tour nor our together. I took the tune in Vietnam. Nineteen sixty four but anyway So I really knew them and I used to have fun with the Adleman clerks They give me a name and I could recite the name of the bed marines hometown if he was married his wife's and if he had children has children's name Because I thought those are the things you really ought to know to demonstrate that you care about you people. And then it came to pass at I was transferred from San Antonio to Sacramento to take over the office there and on the trip out Sandy and I. I had a listing of the executive management team. So the vice president's system by presidents manages of the Office in Sacramento. Ansa on the way I memorized the names nominally of all of them but their spouses and their children. And so when I showed up I guess the first day one of the AVP's Mentioned something is going on in life. And and I said Gee I you know how that must be very impressive to hand this whole as Bryan and Susan and his wife and Brian. Susan were his children and he looked at me like like I had two heads and he said you know the name of my wife and my children I said. Of course he said your predecessor was cheer for years and never knew who they were. I said well that that's shame but you know if if I'm demonstrating that I care about shoe because you're one of mine that I care about the things that are most important to you or ought to be most important to you and that's your wife and your children and so again people say drought what a Gimmicky thing. That was but it really wasn't. It was a a way to demonstrate. That you care about people So anyway that was a kind of the the fall onto that Other opportunities as with the fondation Raker University Foundation in Quantico in the same situation knowing who the people were ahead of time so that when Senator Deuce to them I I knew the name sponsor children song about their background and so forth and then I guess going back to my days at USAA. I would have sessions with my direct reports Where I would go to them Rather than have them come to my office the reason I would go to them is because there would were more comfortable in their surroundings rather than sitting in my but as basically are things going. What are the things that they would like to share with me that they may be doing a shirt front of the other members of the Zeca Management Team? That might be Kinda seem like a strange idea. And you don't want to be but whatever this is our time together and the other advantages when you go to somebody else's office When it's when it's time to terminate You say thank you very much and you leave rather than if they're in your office in you're looking for a clever are are courteous way to say. Hey this is over at Brixton so but but it it gave them time with me that They could run things by me. They share if anything that's going on that I could help and it was just You know one of the things that they didn't have to come down and wasn't a thing of ood. Did you see where Juliana Tom's Tom's appointed? I wonder what's going on no Thomas off visiting Julie and her office to to see whatever Julie wants to talk about. Sometimes there's nothing I just say. Okay well I just wanted to give you the chance if you want it but it was at opportunity to to share with the boss those things that you'd think the boss. Hoddinott at at at perhaps your little reluctant to bring up in front of your peers or whatever so I guess you just kind of a follow on to that. I did the same thing with the Marine Corps University Foundation Yes so people say well. I've got an open door. Yeah an open. Door is fine but a boss. You've got to go through that open door you've got to go out to where people are and see what's going on and and make yourself accessible and available so I want to beat this death but that that just seemed to me intuitively obvious. Said if you care about your people then you're GonNa go where they are and give them a chance to to share with you. The things that that they think ought to be shared in a confidential environment. So absolutely you know. I've I've talked with the a few and executives over the years it had mentioned open-door policies. Usually offline sometime I think in one podcast interview. I actually asked one of the. Ceo's at Disney. He said he had big open door policy out of the ten years. You were there. How many people took you up on that open door policy? He said I can tell you. Exactly how many. It was one nice to remember his name because there was only one and at the time. I thought you know shame on the employees for not taking the boss up on the open door policy. But you know after listening to what you're saying you know. The fact is a lot of employees view that open policy as lip service. And you know that was real good way putting it you know you may have an open door policy of it. Sometimes you the boss. You have to walk through that door and go elsewhere Them enjoy maybe as more conscious of than than others Because I came in the First Marine General Pruitt and so the the perception on the part of many people was. Oh no this. This guy's GonNa come in dragging his knuckles You know speaking in grunts in one syllable You know were doomed and so To kind of overcome that I had to this. Much possible demonstrate. I'm really a human being. I really have thoughts feelings. You know blood runs through my veins. You know not a bad guy and and I and I really give a damn about you because I'm privileged to be your leader and I take that very very seriously and just You know not bring tears to your eyes you know. Gravity between the rivers and the shooting badges but but a leader has that I think solemn obligation to be you know a person angrily of character all the saints to to the people that he's privileged to lead but also demonstrate that he genuinely cares about them and Just a number ways that that can be done by just putting yourself in the position of of When you were at the other end and you had new boss the other day I sure. Quick story with you In my class on Vietnam I bring a number of people. Booed People The Media Representatives. The different services One does talk unjust just war. Not but him later served I hate to interrupt because a new young robot doing take a quick break. And we'll be right back up with this cockeyed up. You're ready back if you've got business travel coming up vacation time or you're going on leave. Now's the time to make your reservations for Spring and summer travel with American forces. Travel serving you in helping your military family. American forces travel is an exclusive website and a deity partnership with priceline powered by priceline and built for veterans and active duty. American forces. Travel can save you money on flights cars and hotels and support your branch military at the time. Active Duty Reserve veterans and more can use this restricted website. You'll save money on flights cars and hotels and on top of that travel company commissions. Go to your service branch to be reinvested into your military community. So check out. America forces travel at veteran move dot com slash travel. And see for yourself. That's veteran on the move dot com slash. Travel says you're talking about bringing some reporters in and you're you're taking this into the college scene okay. Yeah it's it's the issue here is the the effect of the boss and one of my speakers was a war protester because as part of the Vietnam War as well and you can't deny that that that was part of history and so but he had been an air force officer also which is kind of interesting and when he got out of officer training he was so enthused about the air force he was thinking about making it a career until he showed up at his first command and they're his boss was the only referred to him as Colonel K but just a not a very good example alcoholic he was referred to as the others as a Poof p. o. f. and I never heard that before trump's You know that term but it stands for a Passover old fort. I haven't heard that one. Yeah so anyway this guy. This boss made his job. You know just horrible again cloth. Wpr Alcoholic Rages and silver and at the end of the class I just mentioned the class. Keep this in mind. Here's a young officer who was so enthused US thinking about making the air force's career in instead gusts so turned off among other things became a war protester but the furthest thing from his mind was to stay in the air force because of his first boss. Many are you are going to be. Somebody's first boss and think about the awesome responsibility. You have of that relationship because they will remember you for good or for ill by the way that you treat them and I said the other aspect is we're not always going to have agreed I boss and sometimes you'll have poof are the equivalent of it and so. Here's here's the trick. Absorb all of those things that that new laws leadership the poor example. Although I mean just take it all in stride and Tuck it away and remember it and when the situation comes up again when you're the boss think of how it felt to be humiliated to be denigrated to be ignored to be treated the way you were and then just do the right thing. So now we have a chance as a result of that bad experience and and the bad experiences would we call them. The the human resources is technical term jerk. You have a jerk learn from that jerk and then make the choice you can become bitter or better and I just Implore you to become better as a result of that of that Example of that experience that's awesome. I've thought you know after twenty four years in the Marine Corps myself you can learn just as much if not more from bad leadership as you can see from leaderships so did want to ask you. Can you talk a little bit about the taking care of your own concept as you took it into the college classroom? Yes it's Again all of these things just seemed to make sense to me. I was trying to put myself back in position of being a college student and of course it really difficult for me because I went to a monastery called the Naval Academy so the different situation but but the the youngsters today have so many challenges so many things on their plate. I mean it's My diseases student piece of cake compared to them. So I thought you know. We're we're here to learn together but maybe we can make this a little bit and of course you know the first day. Everybody's kind of uptight with one and so. I said I always start off with introducing myself and then I'll say one of the bonuses of this class is you're gonNA leave here with the new. Bff What I want you to do is to pick out somebody in this classroom. Whom you do not know and you're going to interview that person and that person is going to interview you and then you're going to introduce that person to the rest of the class No no you're not gonNA hurt you. You're going to like this. So time do is so then. They introduced in there and the idea there is now they. They know somebody knew that they had not known but also the fact that they're going to have to speak in front of a group and I said no this going to carry on all of your going to give oral presentations. Oh this is a history class. Well it's a this Vietnam War class and then also one on Why we fight in how we fight. Us wars okay. So it's kind of his historical aspect to it definitely not what they were expecting. Well no no and then the others now. Why am I doing that? Because you're going to be a graduate of the University of South Florida. You're going to be expected to be able to give briefings to to give presentations and do so without stumbling over. Sydney is so here. You're going to have the friendliest audience you can ever imagine your peers and so your presentations are going to be in front of them. And then you get an idea of that. It's not that hard but sir you know. I have butterflies in my stomach and my responses soda. Why before every class? I have butterflies in my stomach. The trick is to get the butterflies to fly in formation. So that's what it is so anyway we we we go through that part and then all my quizzes are all essay. There's no true false multiple choice there beyond that. I WanNa know what they think they think. What are the critical thinking skills? What did they come up with? How do they express themselves? And then because I was raised by nuns Who taught me English very very well their paper when I had to back everything. That's wrong is corrected spelling punctuation and so forth because I don't want him to walk away with the paper that is not perfect at least from the standpoint of the technical aspects. Yeah but then. The other is look rolling this together. I made a promise that when we finish you will know more about the Vietnam War than most bed. Pm Veterans and far more than most US citizens. And so. We're going to do this by stirring together. Sir with together is this is not supposed to be a do or die situation for you. If you have something that comes up you know. The car breaks down. You GotTa take your mother to the hospital and so forth. Those things happen in an. I'm not going to Ding you. For the vagaries of life. That come our way. Just just let me know and you know make up the work CETERA. But you know let's just make this. Oh as much as possible A treat instead of a treatment and and Joe that the response has been amazing that people you know I've got this story about A couple of them missed the quiz so they said there could let me tell you right off. You're not going to be downgraded because you missed a quiz. You had things that are happening your license. We're just GONNA do the makeup quiz and you're on the same level as as a real sincere the day of the quiz. So you know you're not going to be automatically have a agreed reduction because you weren't an their response is kind of like. Wow and the other part is with all the guest speakers that are bringing a bomb. I Guess Speakers. I want them to understand theory of just war. Yeah so I found a man who was a navy officer in Vietnam down to the Delta same time is there although I did not know him he got out of the Navy and became a lawyer and then he became a judge and then he became a priest. He isn't Pastor Church. Father Corcoran his father's marine aviator as a but anyway so that's kind of guest speakers so then I have the lawyers to come in and talk about war crimes again. Both people and the media and After every class the guest speakers stay around to answer questions from the students a retired ambassadors to learn about the State Department all of these guest speakers who have been superb. Nobody has ever turned me down. I think consider an honor to talk to two students which it really is but then afterwards to answer questions of Haughty get into the State Department. How do you become an economist? How do you become a lawyer of those things that this is an opportunity for the face to face interview if you will and A again part of what I think is my responsibility to help them. You know get through college and learn and the be prepared for the for the next step. What whatever it may be well. It's a phenomenon stories. You Got There Sir. Appreciate it Were at a time for this episode. So look forward to continuing this conversation in other conversations on on the next several episode. So that's it it's gone and so the once again. These two veterans are asking like tech listening to veteran on the move. Your Pathfinder to freedom if you like to show leave us a review and I tunes reviews are always greatly appreciated so until next time. This veteran is Oscar Mike.

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Leadership on Top, Experts on Tap

Veteran On the Move

26:00 min | 10 months ago

Leadership on Top, Experts on Tap

"Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition and entrepreneur wannabe for someone still stuck in trying to escape. This podcast is dedicated to your success. And now your host job it. Have you heard about the new travel website for the military community check out. AMERICAN FORCES TRAVEL DOT COM to save money on flights cars and hotels and support your branch of the military at the same time. That's American forces travel dot com right. This is snooze. We're back talking with sage General Giradi. What comes to mind when I say? Leadership is leadership. You've had a lifetime of opportunity to experienced experienced leadership in many different facets of of life. What's your opinion on leadership? I see leadership. This ship is Something that isn't Just relegated to those who were the cloth are those who are in elected positions Enza etc but leadership is The the seating of Of success anywhere leadership is is simply the the ability to get the job done By taking care of people and That I think captures the essence soave leadership and of course there's volumes of books and videos and so forth on at all but I I think it really boils down to that that The leader in in order to be a leader has to accomplish the tasks the mission the the job that is assigned to him or her. But can't Do that through through a series series of a A really toxic leadership that we often hear about as well has got to be the the positive leadership there people are willing to do the right thing for the right reasons because of the role that that that you provide to them in these apple so those are the things that Really come to mind when I hear that leadership is leadership it is it's required is necessary in every walk of life And our government our businesses our church The military of of course A run across the board We need leaders and and We need youngsters who are willing to step up to leadership positions in wanting to give that a try. Tried that's I think what's really critical. Yeah so you mentioned. Leadership is all about taking care of people sometimes is from as an outsider looking in from the savane environment looking in on on military leadership. Most people that aren't familiar with military leadership Some would say that they would be surprised that true the true essence of leadership is taking care of your people. There's this opinion that of military leadership is. I'm the first one going up the hill. Follow me and they wouldn't view that as taking care of the people so I remember as a as a young second Lieutenant Yaya I don't. I don't think I really understood that. In the beginning at brinker definitely taught me that and I understand into now but in the beginning I don't I was. I didn't realize that you go back to your Naval Academy days in your first experiences variances with true military leadership and in touch on when did when did leadership become when you wear leadership is really about taking care of your people. Joy have to say that that is very much As I became more experienced with the good officers of course the initial stages at the Naval Academy there's lots of screaming and hollering with the business. And you know that's that's not so much leadership as is it is just screaming and hollering but but later on the The the thoughtful individuals the the leaders who who admired that I respected acted. Were were those who who knew what they were doing. And who seemed to give a damn about me as part of that team of those part of that that effort and So the the image that some people have the military leader of it's all about me and and And the hell with you I think it's been fostered. You're by Hollywood. Unfortunately and You know details at one time. I kind of another that But those are aberrations. I I've seen very few liters Peter's that except for that kind of toxic leadership that doubt you just described and would you say leadership in the military is different different from leadership in other capacities. You've been in. I think the tenants are the same again. I get back to simplistic statement of Get the job done and take care of your people. The the rewards and punishments are certainly different and the conditions under which leadership is exhibited are going to be much different The arduous conditions of combat certainly different from those of the board rooms And Business or the the churches are the offices of elected elected officials but nevertheless still gets down to Are you capable of getting done. What hasn't been an a good honorable way and Are you taking care of the people who are necessary to get that job done. The very few leaders accomplish it all to themselves. They accomplished their mission through people. And and that's I think the key in. How many do you find that? In my opinion the military is the best leadership training grounds. That you could ask for. I don't think any organization out there has the ability to put that much Emphasis on leadership as the military does and we have schools that are completely focused on training people to be good leaders. Everything's about leadership and being responsible for which you people do or fail to do. Is Vain sector if you fail to make money if you fail to make make your sales quotas those kinds of things those those are the the metrics of success whereas in the military. It's all about leadership. I mean so much emphasis on leadership you almost get tired of hearing it and having gone. I'm from the military into a couple of different civilian jobs. What would you say? The difference between military leadership and civilian leadership would be again the the principles I believe the same Just the conditions end the rewards punishments The risks the the conclusions consequences of make the big difference Syrup. But let let me share a story with you when I was in the process of interviewing for a USAA went down to San Antonio and and a just a marathon of interviews with all kinds of folks and underwood impressed me so much little plug for USAA was the quality of people that were there. The really The smiles in good morning to stranger. I mean it just just was so impressive. So the last interview the day was to the head of the property and casualty division of. USAA which is the flagship the organization you know Auto Insurance Home Insurance The claims all the rest of that and so He was a little custody. Retired Air Force brigadier the General Charlie Bishop and so I sat down and we did what I call the sniff test. The Nice United's things and so it then stops and he looks at me. Okay D- Rowdy. What do you know about insurance and I thought to myself you know God gives you some amazing opportunities to make a fool of yourself? But I think I'll pass on this one so Beca Charlie and I said well Charlie I know things about insurance and he looked at me and says okay what are they I said first of all and you pay your premiums and secondly you avoid accidents and there's a stunned silence silence and he looked at me like I had two heads in his eyes got like saucers and his fist came. Slamming down on the desk and I thought well I guess I don't and how much of a future say. But he then said what a great answer. What a great answer? You don't know a damn thing about insurance but that's okay. We have experts here who knew a great deal about insurance but but we put experts on tap not on top. We put leaders on top and the notion there was. was you have a leader. Who takes these experts guests step with one another in order again to get the job accomplished but also on that process to develop in those leadership? That's spirit that that a spree that that feeling of g were were really special. We do good things you so for the right reasons and and we have not just each other but a boss who cares about us you know we. We just simply can't be beat that so Again is that leadership And both lead the military as well as civilian I think so and and you know you could parse it out maybe differently but I just never got at that point to me. It was fairly again straightforward. Get the job done and take care of your troops absolutely love that. That was a great story. Hey It's good it's about renting take a quick break. We'll be right back. Hey veteran entrepreneurs here's a new website. Few toolkit that can save you money on travel plus support your military community at the same time time American forces travel dot com is a dod partnership with Priceline Active Duty Reserve veterans more can use this restricted website. You'll save money on flights cars and hotels on top of that travel company commissions. Go to your service branch to be reinvested into your military community so check out. AMERICAN AMERICAN FORCES TRAVEL DOT COM. And see for yourself. That's American forces travel dot com dosage. I love that story about your. USAA interview I even remember that from back. You talked about that back in twenty eleven when you came to speak to us to Command General Staff College for Leavenworth. So I'm glad we get that story out of you again interesting. We put experts on TAP. We put leaders leaders leaders on top and I want to touch on that a little bit because this is one of the problems I experienced with going into this entrepreneurship game was. There's a lot of things. I was not an expert at I knew I wanted to be involved in entrepreneurship. Wanted to run my own business but there's a lot of things they didn't know now there's some things that could learn quickly and add Ashir motivation but there are some things that not only couldn't could not really learn them very well even if I did those were things. I really shouldn't be spending my time doing it for me. It was things like bookkeeping accounting certain marketing marketing type stuff. The list goes on. That's one of the problems. I see when veterans get out of the military and they. They go into entrepreneurship trying to run their own business. They think they need to be an expert at any th at everything and the fact is not only do they not need to their business can be better off if they're not and they don't spend their your time doing those things and trying to convey that Yama some some folks take the advice or or Figured figured out on their own and sometimes it takes somebody else telling that telling him. Hey look he needs to quit doing your book. She needed to quit spending your time doing that crispin your time doing that. You're the owner of this. Is Your Business. You need the lead you need to be worried about. The Big Blue Arrow and where things are going not the intimate details in getting bogged down in the small stuff as far as leadership goes. Have you ever struggled with that either in the military you're new civilian job. We found yourself getting so consumed with the day to day Monday. N- operations that you forgot. You were supposed to be leading the charge. No I honestly can say I didn't probably because I never got that far into the details on so many things although while I was at UC. I took classes on insurance on marketing. The things that is responsible for because I wanted to know the things I was responsible for better better than before him. But also the bonus effect that The people I was privileged to lead also had that sensation that. Here's a guy you know. This old beat up general. Who's WHO's taking classes? Because he wants to to know better. You know the things that that he's leading is about so it had that that bonus effect that I cared enough about them uh-huh and what they were doing to have a better idea of what worked what didn't work and so forth so I I think that's such critical but you know there's such temptation for for those in the military when they get off to say. Gee what am I good at. I was fill in the blank. But there's not much call for that and as an infantryman I mean the the. There's so much call for for guy who's good at destroying things and and killing people other than you know. Some Very Issa positions. But what what did I have to offer and the and the answer was leadership. It wasn't the the the tools of that profession but was the ability to to direct to inspire to To motivate to to guide to correct those who were carrying out the orders that I was coming up with and and in the process to ensure that they felt that they were being taken care of that they had a leader a worthy of their of their lives. in in the In the most dramatic sense so what that experience that the military member brings that's a tremendous asset and should be a tremendous source of confidence offense and the entrepreneurship of of you know they've been some tough times you've been tough situations Literally life and death situations nations and have survived. Their instincts are good. They have good judgment and so they can bring that to bear with the understanding. That few things are going to work the first time out. There's going to be. They're going to be mistakes but but again as we taught in the earlier session. You just don't give up you. Just keep plugging away and hanging in there and never lose confidence in yourself and your own leadership abilities. I would say that the true essence of leadership the the the the Mac Daddy leadership experience is leadership In in the country who could argue maybe special forces that still leadership in the country so to speak. Because you're going to be faced with the most difficult conditions yes you are faced with life and death decisions life and death experiences cold wet tired hungry east to have to stay motivated. You still I'll have to get your people to follow you. So that's the the ultimate leadership experience ultimate leadership training ground would be whatever job you may have in the infantry. You now heard as many times from folks military you guys transitioning out of the military they might have been in the infantry. They might have been in some other combat arms that doesn't quite extrapolate to a specific civilian job in the they cut themselves short. They think well all I did was that. And there's nothing like that in the saint sector so and really have much with the tendency is a focus on hard skills like i. I need to get an accounting degree. So I can be an accountant or I need to go get my Mba. So I can be a manager at a company. I need to get get Microsoft. Certifications can go get a job in it and all that's valid and there's less civilian companies that only judge veterans based off their hard skills. And what they're missing the veterans themselves and these companies. They they fail to see the soft skills in leadership is one of the most important and soft skills that you can have and it's tough to put it on a resume. It's tough to put it to put your finger on it but without it most organizations it is Asians will fail. Yeah I I couldn't agree more that That again the scenic coin of success is that culture established by that leader and Part of it is to know What you don't know and then what's your next step and and for many people the next step is to then delve down into what they do know and to start to become a micromanager I'm reading a book right now. Called the generals by Tom. ricks and has bought the generalship in Vietnam and and so often the journalists there because they weren't thinking strategically but only tactically the reverted to what they knew tactically. So you'd have a platoon. Our Company in combat and overhead was literally the the chain of command the battalion commander and helicopter above him. The Brigade Commander in a helicopter and above him. The division commander and a helicopter All issuing orders to this poor company commander because that's that's what they knew how to do as instead of doing what they should have been doing. And that is running battalions and Brigades Geza Division. So I think there's there's usefulness and not seeing yourself as the absolute expert in so many these aspects the other just a quick story. I had a chance to to meet The widow of a General Schwartzkopf here in Tampa would a hero. General Schwarzkopf was to US Marines Winston Desert Storm because he exhibited one of the greatest leadership traits that I've ever seen and that was. He left us on. He gave the Marines emission. We change the plan a half a dozen times because of changing conditions visions. He never bought never falter. Never said what though you guys do and make up your mind. Be Decisive. Never ever stepped in as always if you need anything. Let me know the wise. I'm GonNa leave you alone and what. They came the success that we enjoyed because we had a boss who didn't model who didn't feel as necessary. The show his importance by getting down into our business but rather has special trust and confidence in us that we knew what we were doing and therefore lettuce do. Well what what we could do well. That's amazing I remember Desert Storm for me was I was was literally a brand new boot second lieutenant watching the war on TV watching it all from afar and actually read Schwarzkopf's book after we came out with it after Desert Storm. And I definitely picked up on the fact that he he was the head guy he was in charge and he empowered the the subordinates. Below him to do their job and he supported him when they did it and made them either on decisions. Yeah he was a little unless hands off with the army But but we could understand that and there's a service aspect that that is involved with all of that but but for us as marine so we couldn't have we could not have had a better sank. That's for sure. Yeah so what kind of things come to mind. When when you think of the Great Leader's you've had the experience to to work with or work for or or her to have working for you? What kind of characteristics and traits make up a great leader the first one is is integrity? that this is an individual that that I can trust because he or she is someone who knows right from wrong right from right and we'll talk about about that later but as a person of morals and ethics Who is a genuinely good person? And therefore Some of that I can trust is not going to lie is not going to take advantage of me is not going to misuse my troops any of those things that would sometimes come to mind Second is a course. Course they they know what they're doing That has to be the case that this is not an amateur endeavor and you have to have professionals professionals or those this who gone through the experience in the hard knocks and and have learned in many cases. The hard way about how to get things accomplished The third is Certainly a physical stamina because it's so easily easy to get worn down as leader so many things that are happening in the good leaders are those who who realize what their limitations were and then try to be a twenty four seven type leader where they're just Driving themselves In the end of the deck because of lack of sleep making bad decisions et Cetera. Et Talk that I once gave combat leadership address said of of a Qatif and how important it is to recognize that and combat leadership I guess another is the ability to communicate and the communication being You know the the the quiet steadiness I I never thought the leadership was Directly in related to two volume of the voice and and people are screaming and hollering as my my wife A great teacher once told if you start off screaming and hollering where do you go from there hitting and kicking the that's not leadership that's assault got at the salt. So I guess that one time I read a poem called the Song of the camp as about the Crimean war in the last stanza. I thought it was so telling and reads. The bravest are the tenderest. The loving are the daring an AH struck me as a young midshipman that I didn't have to be a screamer on Holler are somebody who had to smoke. Smallest cigars are Dr- drunk a lot to be a a successful marine officer. I could be myself and myself was at the different Kind of prototype that I rarely re raise my voice in used to drive arrive other lieutenants crazy. How can I get things done without screaming and hollering? Well because when you keep your voice low the truth strain to hear what you have to say because you maybe maybe seeing something that's important but that I guess that quiet confidence that comes from an individual who who acts ex With a quiet confidence Certainly made an impact on me out. Click Click C story General then Colonel Pedro. Co The seventh brain's operation starlight landed. He's head of the head of the whole task force. So he had battalions that. Were not part of the Seventh Marines but he was a task force commander and the things were not going. Well and one of the staff officers told me the story that you call it a quick meeting people jumping up and down like little kids on Christmas morning. General Colonel Colonel Ann and Colonel Patriots with this Beautiful Arkansas. Exoduses Hush Hush Hush Hush Hush just everybody just touchdown and let me figure out a way to get myself out of this mess that I got myself into I think about that. Yeah not the mess you got me into how I get myself out of this. I gue- myself into with that. It just calmed everybody buddy down to say okay. Here's what you need to know. Here's what recommendation made a good commander. But just that that they quiet confidence that is unnecessary. Especially when when there's a lack of it absolutely lay general sage advice once again all aspects Pixel leadership in in some great see stories. So thank you for sharing those with you and That'd be that'd be rap for this episode. So at his time these two veteran Jurassic vetted on the move. Your Pathfinder to freedom if you'd I'd like to show leave us a review tunes reviews are always greatly appreciated so until next time. This veteran is Oscar Mike.

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June 30, Hr 2  Weld County Clerk and Recorder Carly Koppes and Diggs Brown

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June 30, Hr 2 Weld County Clerk and Recorder Carly Koppes and Diggs Brown

"This is mornings with Kale fueled by great. Western petroleum only thirteen ten KFI. Well, let's do it. One more time had some technical difficulties yesterday during our conversation with Weld County clerk and recorder. Carly copies so thought we'd revisit. The topic says yes. Today is primary election day in Colorado. You need to rustle up that ballot and get. It turned in before seven PM. Hey, carly and morning Daniel. Let's do this one more time. There you go all right. I appreciate your taking the time because the time very precious. Now you and your colleagues in the clerk recorder's Office very very busy. So what are you seeing in terms of turnout? So far what we have received through yesterday, we've had a total of fifty three, thousand, three, hundred eighty five ballots coming in, so that surpasses the two thousand sixteen and the twenty eighteen primary elections, which is fantastic, you know I always wanted to have the next election. Be More more and more so voters needs to check their junk pile made sure. That ballot is still not there if it is get it filled out and get it to one of my Voters Service Employees Senators or sixteen twenty four hour boxes before seven PM tonight. It's the deadline. It's the end of the road for this election for voting so everybody that wants to participate. Get those out back into us today. Now of those fifty, three, thousand plus valid I believe he said fifty, three, thousand, three, hundred, eighty five. Is that correct yet man? How does that break down along party lines? So we have received a fourteen thousand and fifty, democratic balance two hundred and forty three libertarian ballots. Two or twenty, three, thousand, eight, hundred, sixteen Republican, and fifteen, thousand, two, hundred, Sixty, eight unaffiliated. Typically what you see in an election year. Is that a typical breakdown? That is a typical break that we are seeing over the last couple of elections. Obviously you know libertarian and the unaffiliated a libertarians haven't had a primary in a long time, or at least it contested one on the on the affiliated. This is their third primary election, and they've been able to participate with March and the twenty eighteen but that's us. That's what they in kind of what we saw us for the Marsh, and the two thousand eighteen primary for the NFL participating. All right, so let's say that Yeah, we need to go through our junk. Pile and dig through the mail bound. Balk basket and find that balance well. Let's just say that well. Perhaps our kids got a hold of that ballot, and they broke out the crowns, and drew lovely UNICORNS and rainbows on it, or perhaps as one year I asked you this question, because it indeed was my case, I dumped an entire cup of coffee on my ballot. Is it still valid? It is absolutely so valid. We've already seen some great drying five hundred dollars this election. And we've also seen you know coffee and water and some other. Things as well so that is completely fine. You know if you want, you can go into one of our service employment centers and get a replacement, however I long as we can still tell which over you filled in, and we will get that in and get accounted for you. It's it's completely okay, and it happens all the time. You are not alone with that like I said we've already seen some really cute. Are, ready, some questionable love, note, and some other things that you know I. Just never going to figure out what that is questionable love notes Me referred to all of the lovely messages. Voters right in their ballot is love. No College there you go, and it's important that we don't forget to sign that envelope, right? It is very important that we have. All the voters sign that return envelope. That is the biggest key insecurity to our election. If we receive your ballot and it's not sign, we will send you a letter. We want you to respond to our letter so that we can get that ballots cast. But if it comes in without a signature, it kind of stops at that point, it doesn't go on white yet. Mail in ballots under the microscope, many saying that it is a process rife for voter fraud, Colorado a pioneer in mail in balloting, but even President Donald Trump. Jumping on the bandwagon has been well. Let's say quite vocal about his concerns. Take US through The security procedures in place in Colorado that secures the veracity of the election with mail in ballots. And definitely always been a topic every four years, but with Colorado's election motto, we have multiple levels of security and ballot chain of custody for our elections, and we have been having mail in ballots a since nineteen, ninety-two in Colorado obviously in two thousand thirteen. We went all mail ballot and our security procedures have just continued to increase. You know the biggest thing is like I. Just mentioned that signature on your return envelope. We have a bipartisan team of judges that are looking at your signature. Compared to the ones we have on file and I think this. Don't agree that it's just not close enough for them. Then they'll reject that and you'll have I up until eight days after Election Day to cure that with us now. The type of training that we give our election judges not only do we give them the secretary of State's training, but we also a little bit of stuff of beyond. We actually work with a handwriting analysis expert and have them come in and assist and train and help us train our judges that are responsible for verifying your signatures, but then like I said we have tons of seals tons of logs all underneath video surveillance. We have chain of custody logs from the very moment. That ballot is printed all the way until it reaches the post office, and then all the way to you and back to us so again we have a huge amount of security on our elections and I would love to have anybody. Come in and take an in person to or an ask and talk with me. About any concerns or questions that they have I, always use this as an opportunity to educate you know. Some people are like well. Don't you get frustrated with that rhetoric. Honestly I don't just because that means, people are actually paying attention when they come and ask me the trusted election expert in the county, and I'm always willing to have that conversation as you can tell Gail I have a really hard time talking when. Elections I can just go on the none. We need to break you out of your cell carly for sure. I, All right unaffiliated voters said they have the. Well the distinct pleasure of getting not one but two ballots correct, but it's important that you do not vote often in terms of returning more than one ballot. That is correct, and for whatever reason this election there's been a higher rate of unaffiliated returning both ballots at Harvard to it, so if you aren't unaffiliated voter and you did through your junk, piler, your mail, pile or the backseat of your car and. Please, make sure in select. Just one of them only return. The voted one valid in your return envelope. With the one you don't use you know then there's the fourth of July weekends. You can use it as a fire starter. Come up with great of wins to. Large, Zach Renew Salad However, please only return that one. Because unfortunately we have seen quite a few more unaffiliated fortunately returned back so salad. All right all right so deadline to return those ballots course meal out of the question been out of the question for quite some time, so you WanNa drop that ballot off at one of several twenty four hour twenty four hour ballot dropbox, or you can also return it in person, but it needs to be done before seven pm today, so give us all the details what we need to know. Before seven. PM Tonight you can go to well those dot com and pull up our interactive map, and it will tell you exactly what twenty four bucks or voters service employees and center is closest to wherever you're at. Get them into. like I said before seven PM. We're GONNA have our bipartisan team of rubber judges, going out and collecting them throughout the entire day I. we will have people stationed. Stationed at each of our sixteen twenty four hour boxes at seven PM. So if you roll up seven zero one. You're a minute shy a minute late, and that doesn't work in the elections world so visible votes dot com, look at your is voter instructions and have your. I voted sticker and make sure and get your ballots in, so we can have a good strong showing here in will county. Car The compass, Weld, county clerk and recorder. Thank you for all you do all of your colleagues? All of the volunteers to make elections just run so smoothly and Weld County we certainly do appreciate it. Well, thank you for allowing me to come back on again today. Even though he had the technical difficulties, I do appreciate and I just had to always think my awesome election teams and are amazing election judges who have stepped up big time especially during these very unique Kovic situation, and we cannot think them enough for dedicating their time to help us in this huge huge responsibility for a living government. Living breathing, government and I just cannot express my thanks to them and my election team and and all the voters who are dating as well so thank you for allowing me to come on again. You Bet, well county clerk recorder Carly KOPPA's thanks again. Seven, eighteen, now thirteen, ten Kfi a thirteen ten KFI K. A. dot com this time check sponsored by caring hearts home healthcare, serving northern Colorado since two thousand one patient care always comes first nine, seven, zero, three, seven, eight, fourteen, nine or caring hearts, H, h, dot, com well another day, another scam. We've got the details coming up. Up in, just a few thirteen ten K. K. preps radio is northern Colorado's home for the past high school coverage the whole sports story northern Colorado. The state in the country tune into the whole show weekdays noon to two and thirteen ten KFI. Hey, if you miss any portion of mornings with Gail, go to thirteen ten KFI A. dot com download the podcast today back to jail. All right. We'll get to the scam. Does your in just a few seven twenty five thirteen ten Kfi? K., thirteen ten KFI, K. A. Dot, com, or gale fueled by great, Western, petroleum live and local via the auto collision, specialists, studios, but banking off our conversation fascinating conversation with Dr Wilfred Riley this morning. Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University in Frankfort Kentucky a historically black. College author of hate. Crime hoax how the left is selling a fake war and taboo his newest book ten facts. You can't talk about well. We haven't been able to talk about yet, but we will as he will certainly join us again. We're talking a little bit about symbolism and the uproar over the news. That wasn't. When it came to BUBBA WALLACE NASCAR driver bubble, Wallace There was a garage pool. It was a rope, and yes, it was fashioned in the shape of a news, but. Just a coincidence because I believe there were forty three garages there, and this was Italicus Talladega. And the drivers are assigned a garage. I mean it's done randomly. This was discovered and q the overreaction because as the F. B. I. in, and did the investigation. What they discovered is this rope has been hanging in that garage on that garage door since a two thousand nineteen, but we also a little bit about the confederate flag found this interesting Pat Ferrier writing in the Fort, Collins Colorado and a confederate flag, flying in fun of Thunder Mountain. Harley Davidson on Saturday was removed after the dealership received complaints now. The flag was put up by Lydia's patches. This is a vendor that occasionally cells by Paraphernalia Patches, and hence Lydia's Patches including, some of the confederate Amblin emblazoned on them at Thunder, Mountain. Ed Crosswords Boulevard and twenty five owner, Lydia Morgan stood by her right to display the controversial plag- under the auspices of the First Amendment. She said I don't see anything wrong with it. It's part of my freedom of speech. This is just getting blown out of proportion. And of course the confederate flag is. Is Largely viewed as a symbol of Eight, and has come under renewed criticism as cities work to remove confederate monuments. Remove remove. They're destroying them. Not some cities are and I think they're taking proactive steps to remove those statues and those images, and those symbols, so that they are not destroyed by the angry mob, but again this is amid protests and discussions of racial injustice. Now Mississippi this week became the last southern state to remove the confederate emblem. From its flag Lydia said the flag was up at our booth for less than an hour. Somebody from the dealership came out. She said and said there were complaints, so he said we won't fly it and she took it down. Apparently, Kyle, Hendricks Dylan notice the flag while driving on I twenty five toward Fort Collins visit his friend. It was quite large. He said it was hard not to notice it. I did a double. Double Take. That's not really a confederate flag. Is it but yes, indeed it was Hendrix told his friend about the flag, and they called Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson to complain. I told them it's sending a bad message and a being on the Harley. Davidson property I suggest that they take down because it would look bad for Harley, it's on their property and they were not saying no to it. What are your thoughts about that? Should. That flag have been taken down I'm glad to see that calmer. Heads indeed prevailed because. You, know Lydia. the owner of Lydia's patches owner Lydia Morgan she said you know what I don't want to turn this into a big free for all, so she did take the flag down, but your thoughts this morning, nine, seven, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, eight, seven, seven, three, five, three, thirteen, ten. Drop me a text on our thirteen ten KFI text line at three, one, nine, nine, six, all right after big gains yesterday the markets have been well kind of up and down this morning, but they're still on track to post the best. Quarter. In Twenty Years Keith wineman presidential wealth management ways in with all the details in just a few. Catch me. Dan Patrick and the DANETTES weekdays nine to noon on thirteen ten KFI K. Kevin Digging in Fort. Collins Colorado on some good news. The flags of five branches of the US military will once again fly at. The Plaza of Northern Colorado on the fourth of July, seven, forty, three, now thirteen ten Kfi K, a thirteen ten KFI K., A. Dot, com, or Kale fueled by Great Western petroleum live and local. The Auto Collision Specialists Studios joined this morning by diggs-brown diggs-brown, an author, a veteran himself, and also the founder of Veterans Plaza digs good to hear your voice again. Golly thank you so much for having me on, so tell me something good. Wow. I know. Well, I'm pretty sure lawyer. Your listeners heard that we had our service like stolen on on flag day. You know who would ever think Fort Collins, Colorado. This would happen but I don't think anything malicious. I mean we had fourteen American flags out there, too. So I think somebody just saw the service bikes it. HOW COOL I want! Those and they took him. The downside is you know we're nonprofit? And every time something like this happens, it sets us back a bit. Now want to turn the money, but now we have to look at installing permanent flagpoles for a service flag so trump rinus well anywhere between twenty five and thirty thousand dollars. There, so it's not expensive. Really don't need this time. We have many projects that we're trying to take care of at the plaza and. Fundraising this year is just incredibly slow with the crow. Virus going on sure. Now for those that sadly have not been to Veterans Plaza because it's. Just, it's so wonderful. It's just inspirational and uplifting as it honors You know our servicemembers. Where were these flags positioned? That's the first question the second question. Do you have security at veterans? Plaza in terms of I don't know security cameras. Out. The flags are located of well I. Guess I better start with this. That's been sponsor is located Spring Canyon. Community Park and that's a people WANNA get there. The go west on tooth road till it dead ends that inside colder sack, and then on your right Spring Canyon Community Park which is ninety acres, a beautiful park, and as you enter the park on your life, you'll see the veterans. Plaza in what we love we will do is I will affect our American flags along the sidewalk the plaza, so they're visible from the parking. Lot is in the service flags. We're at the entrance. And Golly I'd do. You just wouldn't expect people to walk up. Be That bold. Walk on, but something like that I. Guess The the upside to it is whether it's six branches of service. ow With space for it's coming on board. I will only have five flags up, so that's one less after place. So If people in Basel. We'll have the flags up over the fourth of July weekend in occasionally. We have cameras out there because we had some. young adults vandalizing our our monitor's avert the plaza, so we had a camera on that for a while, and we took it down because they. They just quit doing what they were doing and shenanigans were going on. Yeah. Sometimes it goes from skateboarders tearing up concrete, but that's pretty much stopped. The vandalism on the miners stop, but now we have flagstone so over this. Week and we will have security out there, and that's a real shame, because that's all manpower that could be doing other things. diggs-brown. Founder of Veterans Plaza Veterans. Plaza by the way opened in two thousand eleven to honor current and past members of the military. With ties to Northern Colorado, Veterans Plaza, North Colorado located at Spring, Canyon. Community Park but you know once again as we look for the upside the silver lining in any situation. The community really rallied to the cause, didn't they? All. They did we we received. Donations have three thousand dollars worth of donations we had. The flag was donated to us from Saint Louis Upholstery. We had an insurance agent here in Fort Collins John Souza did a she didn't Claes competition. Help US raise money so. We've covered the cost of the flags, but like I said now it's a matter of building permanent flag in placements in. That's just an expensive. We really didn't want to want to have at this point time. But now it's not a priority, but it's going to happen now. Yeah, those digital monitors that display the names are indeed a priority, right? Yes. They are, and they're. They're both worn out and he'd be replaced those things. About seventy five hundred dollars a piece which. Whom you look at when we first started the house in two thousand eleven, they were twenty four thousand dollars fee, so the costs are coming down. Thank goodness. It's always something. The the plaza itself was was built off of donations about a million dollars. Worth of donations build this thing and. And we keep improving. Keep adding to it. We have a board of Directors were nonprofit. Nobody takes a salary. Every penny goes back into the plaza to prove it and make the experience better for the visitor. In for the the people who want more information on it, they can go to our website, which is Veterans Plaza Noko Dot Org or on facebook to. Plaza Northern Colorado. Well, it's good to hear that this story because I was flabbergasted when I read the, it's like you said the audacity, the cheesiness particularly I mean to steal those military flags to begin with, but to steal them on flag, day just absolutely reprehensible but so good to hear that the community is once again rallying to the support of just such. Such, a wonderful wonderful tribute to current and past members of the military with ties to northern Colorado. diggs-brown is founder of Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado looking forward to the fourth of July there. You Know I. Remember the dedication in two thousand eleven because I had the pleasure and distinct honor of being there, and it's only grown and suddenly gotten better right. Parts. It's a thankless experiencing. We're both and we're and service in the nation, the veterans who provide that service, but we also have an educational component where we have speakers who can go to schools or corporations, rather nonprofits and speak on selfless service to the nation in the community and so we've got many different aspects of of what we provide to the community and it. It takes a community to sport this kind of upper also, it's just something that. My committee cannot just sit here and keep running swing by ourselves. We have all here's out that hell. And who donate, and it's all part of the experience it. It makes it so much better for everyone who comes out in the plaza. Is Beautiful. If I do, say so myself. And just have people come out? We have for instance a group of Vietnam. Veterans who come out on Wednesday have their lunch together out there before they all go off to their group therapy session, and we have other groups that come out and just enjoy the plaza and taking. The the appreciation of of everything that our action have done for this nation in this community. Numbering honoring with civility and respect. That's what it's all. Things were hung author and Servicemember himself with the ear Green Beret. Right with Colorado National Guard. Well Yeah I did thirty four years so I was active duty reserve in the guard when I moved to Colorado. And Thirty four years I do it all again. If I went so beat up. And they. Man. Come on now state of mind. diggs-brown, Brown founder of Veterans Plaza of Northern, Colorado and Spring Canyon Community Park so glad to hear that this story has a good positive ending and again if we want to get engaged and involved with Veterans Plaza that website. Veterans Plaza. No Co.. Dot Org. And also on face the facebook Veterans Plaza Northern Colorado and that we've put out a lot information on facebook, so people are interested in like. See what we're doing. 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RFT 430 Air Force B/G Chad Manske

Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career

47:36 min | 2 weeks ago

RFT 430 Air Force B/G Chad Manske

"This is the ready for take-off podcast episode four thirty. My name is Jordan and talking today to General Chad Manzke but first, let me tell you about our sponsor. The hanff is novel series if you like. Combat Action inspired by real events in Vietnam I. Know You're really going to like the Hanff this novel series and you can get you can get the first book in this series as an audiobook totally free if you sign up for an account with audible but right now fasten your seat belts and get ready for takeoff. I'm joined today by General Chad Manzke He's got a very interesting and inspiring story to tell so general, it's great to have you with us today. George great to be here and thanks again to our friend Tom who introduced me to you in got started absolutely. So how did you get your start in aviation? So out of high school. I didn't really know what I was going to do. I didn't have any money for college really and I was going to enlist. In the army to get money for college. My grandfather who was a World War Two vets retired master chief. told me that if I wanted to go to college, he would low me the money interest free with one condition that I, go into the ROTC program with that are e lie up with my plants because very interested in the air force in in flying. In so all of eighty five, I enter Michigan, State University for STAR OTC program. And At first. my dreams were short-circuited a bit because I did not qualify four pilot took the air force. Officer, provocation tests only qualified for nap nothing nothing on, but I wanted to be a pilot. So another six months with by a qualified. And then went through. Officer training the following summer, and then in the fall of eighty eight absurd in the summer of eighty eight flew the chief forty, one Mescalero which was. The Cessna One, seventy, two, four, seat airplane under Texas that many people flew back in those days are flight screening a very fast paced two week program kind of live or die Can you still in a few flights? Can you withstand the STANDUP and buyer edited grilling emergency procedures somehow I passed and. So it would be another year before I graduate and then go off to pilot training Columbus. Air Force. Base Mississippi. There I flew the t thirty, seven tweet in the t thirty, eight Talon. And it started off early rough. I never had any civil aviation experienced before. So learning how to fly instrument airplanes was a huge lift for me and. So I was on a number of what we call eighty eight, eighty, nine rides in the t thirty seven program actually was a writer to play in two flights or two phases of highly trained where I was GonNa Watch out. But. Manages to muster through and get through it. Animated it to the teacher phase and I really excelled for whatever reason in the t thirty eight things. And so when it came to assign at night. I. Had My dream sheet I knew I. wanted to fly. Back in those days, you could fill it out up to fifty airplanes in variants of airplanes. and. When I heard my drop, an ounce I almost cried. And it was. They drew a case he went thirty, five, eight mile with the very last thing. I will I really wanted to fly, and so I was a little bit better but I took it in stride at past pilot training and then went off to castle. Air Force Base. In the summer of ninety one to learn how to play the case you thirty, five, a, what was the first choice on your assignment selection sheet I think I wanted to fly. A ten I think. It. So that was far away outside of my skill set I did okay in formation flying but honestly was it. You know I wasn't I was good with my hands. But when it came time for check rides I, really choked So I just had a hard time you know with the with the flight evaluations. Wanted to fly bombers then airlifters really didn't want flight tankers, right? So you went to atwater were you married at the time? No I had met my wife in college about a month after I went through. Graduated and we dated on and off. And a we got engaged. In nineteen ninety. Two. And then when we showed up it monstrum. Air Force Base, which is where I flew the case he went thirty five of what happened when I was castle. They were phasing out the halls at various bases I was assigned to go to Work Smith Air Force Base in Michigan. We were looking forward to going into Michigan. State gains pipeline, closed choose another base. I chose announced from you soon as I finished a program and went through our difference training and then was assigned at choice of three bases and I chose mount stroke based almost solely on the fact that they had a t thirty eight as program. which was accelerated copilot arrangement. So I got to serve one tour alert duty before we stood down. And then I got to joy. Nearly, two years while a year and a half of flying t thirty eight as primarily all over Canada up to Alaska across the United States, the keys to a jet and another co-pilot learn a lot of airmanship along the way make a lot of dumb mistakes that enhance your airmanship. Hopefully, they're not fatal mistakes, right? Great Fun well, that's neat. That's better than owning airplane because you don't have to pay thing. Now now, and you get a lot of training. As a result. So. Close is that what happened or? What what what happened for me? Near the end of my two years. I was faced with an aircraft commander upgrade slot. At the same time they were looking for. copilot's like myself to seed the new co-pilot forest in this C. Seventeen which I was interested in but. Even, even though I diverted while in the case, you want thirty five K, it just didn't seem a good fit for me timing wise and then another program came up, they were looking for experienced case you thirty five copilot's to do a short stint as a pilot in the Casey ten in a quick upgrade to aircraft commander. So I said what the heck you know I would have been I was going to be behind my peers. If you look at time to aircraft commander upgrade I jumped at it. Got Assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base. Knowing that we were going to be moving with any year up to Maguire for space part of the Braque realizing enclosures in the Casey ten move so. Did ten months at Barksdale My white stacy was pregnant the entire time, and actually I was delayed of wire to give sufficient time. After our first daughter was born before will safe to travel up there. There early enjoyed the Casey ten did a lot of NEAT operations including. The operation down in Haiti uphold democracy actually launched and lead with my squadron commander in the left seat and be in the right seat the A. Ten Ship Casey tens that went down there before Then former President Carter talked rouse address off the ledge. So actually, we were about to set up in. Orbit. Over top the island and he stood down and we returned back to base. But that was very I'd never been in a formation that big let alone many large. Jumbo. Jet Airplanes it's as much of a maintenance. Achievement is wasn't operational achievement. Sure. As we are out the door, they gave us. Night. Vision. Goggle. Now, we had never been trained never used them before, but they just said here you go and it was a very overcast night. So we we had or illuminate in we add reflection. From from. the the night sky off to the cloud. So was a very bad situation anyway but that was really the help deconflict. They wanted us to keep a low lighting profiles against something we never trained for, but we were. In out to A traditional tanker stagger altitude and distance formation during that process. So I am Maguire I served another three years upgraded through the chairs. Aircraft Commander. Instructor pilot did very well and in nineteen ninety. Eight. came another turning point in my aviation career and I decided to put in for the official. Air. Mobility Command. Cross flow war, and this is where they were experiencing. Airlift, pilots to be irre- fueling tanker pilots and vice versa. So many in the hat is an experienced Casey ten instructor to go fly an airless transport aircraft in. So we could put our desires down I wanted to fly the C. Seventeen. Now, the airplane was about five years old in Utah Terrain, very exciting time. And I was fortunate enough to get the news I think it was around Christmas of ninety seven that I was Gonna go fly the C. Seventeen Charleston air force base. In so very excited about that, our second daughter was born while we were in New Jersey. So we headed off to Charleston I spent the summer. For my very first of many summers in engagements at down at altitude Air Force Base Oklahoma, learning how to fly the C. Seventeen, and so we would spend two years at Charleston Air Force Base. where I spent a very short amount of time as a co-pilot upgraded to. aircraft commander. And then another career change timing age I was a now major having left Maguire for space that was a major slack. So pin on major while we Charleston. became a flight commander. which was a very rewarding physician within the squadron because I was supervisor and mentoring. Deputy other pilots are squadron seventeen derelict squadron was the very first C. Seventeen Squadron and now been decommissioned over a few years ago. Of. Fun Did a lot of great things in the data time. You know this is pre nine eleven. The C. Seventeen still wasn't bean employees to its full operational capabilities. What it was designed to do was designed to go in austere airfields, get down and will be amongst round fire. landed. Rebels and foot strips we were training for all of these things. And it was a very exciting mission in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, nine as part of Operation Allied Force we deployed to Doron Albania. And we were still going in. Airspace corridors at ten thousand feet and only descending very close to the field. They wouldn't allow to fly any lower because of. All the unrest on the ground and the possibility shot by growl fire. So severely restricted and controlled House employed the airplane. And so I left to go to your command and Staff College, and then I, spent another year following at at the School of Advanced Airpower Studies for two years at Max lawyer for space. Alabama in while I was at SAS is when nine eleven occurred in. So the whole world changed for everybody that point right following that I did a strategy job up in the Front Office Joint Forces Command. And so I've been out of the airplane now for four years. But was excited to learn near the end of that that I was going to wreck into squadron. Command. At. The quarter for states to command the seventh airlift squadron, which in the history of airlift squadrons is the oldest constituted airlift squadron in US history. Wow that is. Debate in in our community about what's the oldest and it depends on what descriptors is applied to that turn. There's the. To the oldest continuous so we were the oldest constituted squadron. And I enter a very different weapons system it a very different time in our nation's history. So I left the airplane feel very comfortable and confident I came back. It mature as a brand new squatter commander did local C seventeen aircraft commander upgrade, and we were in the middle of you know full and long combat sorties we were staging out of Ryan May airbase in Germany. And we would we would do twenty six hour days to Afghanistan and back with their own crew. It was a it was an augmented crew with an extended waiver day. We're doing your refuelings there to fueling back. We were staging out of there to fly into Iraq and so during my time is ascribed commander, it was like a revolving door for myself. had all my water members. We hadn't quite established in the C. Seventeen community. Expeditionary Airlift Squadron deployed concept where a single squadron would be staged forward for period of time and handle all of the tasking. And then another squadron were coming rotated in at this time we were still. A small community. And we were on the book all the time everywhere. So there was no real good planning. For Families for vacation leave, time for. Military Education. At a very young crew for who many of which were not married and they really weren't out at wanted out of the airplane so that they could date sure and pilots who wanted to go fly. RPA's in unmanned aircraft I mean really that was unheard of but that's how busy that was the tempo of operations in I. Remember my first Combat Sortie. As a squadron commander witted my Jude Gut my young junior crew. and. How combat hardened in a customs they were to the procedures. And the Processes to me I was just unnerved by all the training. But here we were going into all of these fields in a semi permissive environment, open Afghanistan and Iraq would go in the middle of the night. Blacked out airplanes doing random arrivals, random departures. We'd be on the ground for a couple of hours offload uploading get out. Our. Missile warning systems would be on auto once we achieved a certain lower altitude. In case we were shot at is children fired missile We were often shot at would brown fire I was fortunate enough you know in my airplane to never received any of those hits, but it was just very nervous going into that airspace everybody's operating blacked out because here we are a jumbo airplane often times over four, hundred, fifty, thousand. Pounds you know up to five eighty five is the gross weight for a C. Seventeen very maneuverable fly by wire stick and Hud and all that. but still a very unnerving and but a very rewarding tour. I made the rank of colonel while we were there and is a holding atr. I was sent to command a well first of all I was sent to be a deputy ops group commander at with the second sixty seconds operations group. In this was more of a holding pattern because by. Making rank. Bobi out of a Squadron Commander Job Hurry Right. So they have a holding pattern for me until the following summer, which I would then go off to my war college experience whatever that was going to be. Well in the interim. I was was the deputy commander during my time. There are ops group commander experienced a this happened is home that left him partially paralyzed. and so. He has spinal injury. I won't go into details or anything but. my predecessor. Now, Lieutenant General, Thomas was deputy chief for a little bit laugh I came in and inherited the position in while I have the position we got tasked to help with the Russian some that was stranded on the bottom of the sea. Russia. and. So we deployed Saab on one of our C. Seventeen to help save the crew which we did help save save the day you'll get up there and time. And that was exciting but I was the this was my first time being in front of the public eye because I had to do immediate interview for the first. I've lost you getting the several or a rush to seven. Exciting. So I spent a short time is a deputy ops group commander, and then was deployed by our eighteen air force commander very short notice to go fulfill. The commander of the three eighty fifth expeditionary. Air Squadron in Turkey, and this was a combination. Casey one thirty five C.. Seventeen five geographically separated detachments. Under my command control out of Incirlik Air Base Turkey. And it was really fulfill some time for a swat commander who was less than successful in the position I was going to go there bill the rest of the time again, come back to the deputy ops group. And You know then go to war 'cause the following summer. So all this was taking place in the summer of. Two thousand five. So seven days into that stint in. Turkey. The Eighteenth Air Force Commander Calls me back in says, jared got some news forty. I'm sending you back home to pack your bags. In or to another base where we're going to frock you as A. Colonel. And you're going to be device wing commander, and so this was all shocking because this this took place September out if your audience or you are familiar with the way, the Air Force does the kernels assignment process. There is usually a command selection lists that is I created. In a number of percent over opening positions for command for the following summer. IN FROM NAT candidate lists. hiring authorities, I e wing commanders pick from that list to fill their vacant since you know in the process as a two step process for hires the following some. So, this is September. He calls to tell me the eighteenth air force commander not only have I. been screened for the command list. I had already been matched simultaneously in I need to go to Dover Air Force space. for which they're going to frock me, it make me a vice rink commanders I. Just gave up squadron commanded June. And was being rushed into the. Command in the fall. To to shop at Dover. So I was rocked on Halloween of two, thousand five. And during this entire process, the air force commander calls me back and the whole reason was. They wanted me in place to be the G. series orders, wing commander, of Joe, or so that they could deploy the wing commander in made me the acting while he went on a deployments to be the deputy director of ability forces, it Audi airbase. During this whole process, they realize that until my line number actually came to pass, I could not the commander of the way my actual line number despite being blocked had the pass which wasn't going to come to pass until March first. So they slips by BOSS A. Now retired Lieutenant General Sam taxes deployment one cycle so that my line number could pass it. I could legally take the way be responsible accountable. So fast board I. Learned how to fly the C five at this point senior officer upgrade. And he deploys. A month after he deploys and I'm in charge we have a C. Five crash at Dover Air Force. Base on. April third of two thousand six here on my grandson colonel. my bosses deployed. It was the. Split airplanes between the five twelfth in the four thirty, six airlift wing are reserve wingless flying their crew was flying the airplane. And there were no fatalities but as the responsible agent for the installation in wing. I was responsible for. The safety and welfare, and so this crash occurred in the morning and it would be what I had characterized retrospect longest day on the job in the air force. A whole presentation on this I, won't bore you with it but that morning, I had to do three separate congressional delegation at tours for our two senators and our congressmen one of which was a senator Joe Biden at the time. And Senator Tom Carper and Congressman Mike Castle. A IN-IN by noon had to get ready for an international press conference in the afternoon with CNN's Wolf Blitzer 's situation. So I spent two hours getting prepped for that. during the whole thing, I'm still working in command post with the crisis action team in working away through checklists keeping higher headquarters inform. we also had a couple commanders who are off station. So my maintenance group commander off station my mission support group commander was off station. Normally the mission support group commander is our on scene commander. The crash occurred outside of the fence of the base in an approach and departure Cuarto owned by the based. So we still needed onside commander. So ipad to military deputies In charge that day but neither of them have onsite command or training, and so I had to send my civil engineer swatter commander Mark Reuss of who had the training onside he became really the face of of the of the accident. Anyway. Got Through Situation Room and all that. Finished my tour over in the following summer. Winter, my work college experience up at Harvard. University You know a a cultural experience for my family. Came to the Pentagon for the first time. In a very short touching go on the air staff as the division chief running air, Airforce Strategy Division which I thoroughly enjoyed then in the summer of two, thousand nine. we found out earlier, but in the summer of two, thousand, nine went to RAF Mildenhall United Kingdom where I was going to be the bloody hundreds commander, which is why I'm wearing this shirt bombers on it. As if you know your history and your audience knows the history. the hundredth bomb group during world. War Two was one of sixty six bond groups organized under three air divisions during World War Two when the Army Air Corps was there and so. The KC one thirty fives bore the boxer, Square D., which was the. Identifier for the Hundred Mile Group each division first second and Third Air Division at a different geometric shape on the tail and. The Third Air Division, which was, which was ours was the square and then there was a difference Alpha character which denoted one of the thirty at twenty, two bomb groups in that division. So we were Delta and that's why the Square D. and then our airplanes. Or that same square on the tail of our case, you want thirty five, it was the only. Active duty was actually the only airforce unit authorized to have act kind of world war two they need edge on its airplanes that is really neat. Yes. I did a two year tour there. Came back to the states and number of times. But while I was there, we had a lot of the mission partners ten units of Archie. One thirty fives. NC. One. Thirty's partly three fifty second. Operations Group. And five miles away. We had our F- Lake and heath which have made sixties piano after team he's in fifteen season so I got invited to fly. With the F. Fifteens in the D. model the two seater was lots of fun. So we did all these basic fighter maneuver hacks over the he was channel we got to fuel off of one of my tankers. It was public affairs. Type events does a lot of fun. But. I wasn't a young man anymore at. So doing all that PFM to ship. When you're not really flying your hands around the stick is just just wears you dow sure off and then and then flying with the MC one, thirty h talent was a lot of fun when they asked me to come in fly I thought okay. Come and fly with us. I thought it meant the Jesse for sorting much like a C. Seventeen sorta you go out you do some airdrop you do some air refueling of which we did some air refueling off of what my tankers. We do about two assault landings back at building all. In some levels in between. flying. Coming, to fly in Ashok, Harlins Net, you're going to sit in the seat. So even though I wasn't qualified at full of safety brief. So we're going through the pre breach. I wasn't poached up any of this in advance. Going through the pre brief in the talking the refueling. They say, Oh, condensed we're GONNA get you in the seat for a couple of contacts I've never flown to seabrook thirty before. But I'd flown as a receiver pile in the Casey Tan, the C. Seventeen and is in in the C five as well. So it wasn't much different. It was just a slower version of that cloak rates the same one foot per second. So I did that I stayed in the seat for the whole story, we did one hundred foot low levels. One. Over the Scottish highlands over Scottish Blake. One open water lake over the Atlantic off the coast, and this was a little nervy house used to flying three hundred. Three hundred fee low levels in C seventeen. But here we were flying nearly two hundred knots one hundred foot low levels in the empty one thirty and I'm thinking that wingspan run it in my head hunt me sick sixty degree turns I just didn't want dip away I was I was really a little nervous about that. We have flight engineer calling on the radio altimeter our height above the ground during each phases of these low. So there's a lot of fun came back beat up the pattern with assault landings what they didn't coach me at however was that I would need a little bit of right rudder to do the touch ghost land because of the props I'd never flown prop that big but after that the right rudder. was in the grew there for for the lanes that it's that was a lot of fun. While we were there, uh, got to fly a lion pt twenty two at the shuttle's Shuttleworth collection in biggles worth with a very famous ab tricks named Tracy Curtis Taylor look her up. The Shuttleworth collection contains a lot of Edwardian Era World War One and world war? Two. By planes, planes of all kinds. So my wife and I got to fly there and so the PD twenty two up a pile train type low wing tail drag airplane, and that was a lot of time. I do need to back up Lebas at Dover Air Force Base. I, got to fly the a nineteen forty to steer men in the blue and yellow configuration the crop dust engine version of with my good friend Dot Sloan who was the five twelve obsolete commander. Of the reserve wing there that was great fun. We had a lot of. Was At your first time in an open cockpit aircraft. It was. Yeah. Flying a steer now back I think it was a two thousand seven. So Abbas enormously fine amended the P. T. twenty two again was was open air, right? So that was a lot of fun as well. and. So is our time closed out at mildenhall. We laugh there where we spent a year in New York. City rose fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. And Met The people at the Wings Club of New York gator presentation on my experiences it at Mildenhall would I would I did mention I got deployed short notice at another story. Where Mark Welsh General Mark Welsh was the safety commander calls me on my red switch at home and on a Friday night. In Two thousand eleven march eighteenth I believe or seven I think it was not my wife had just left on a girlfriend weekend to Prague. So switch rings in Joe Welsh says H I. Wonder if you've been watching the news but the president. Has Authorized Force in. Libya. And I, it was six PM at night. He said, I am the deployment tomorrow morning at said an AC- twenty one for you in the morning to go stand up Air Refueling Extra Shera fueling wing at marrone airbase. So at six PM, he's setting the see twenty one at ten am in the morning, my wife is gone for the weekend. Three young daughters hats, and so I- rallied the community take care. Bye Girls, hat my bag yet my head squared away of call a few people who I wanted to take with me. We showed up there marrone airbase we were the first four people There were three airplanes frozen on the ground there as part of the coronet mission, which is the air refueling mission that's done a back and forth from the middle. East with the fighters to drag them. So that's one of the staging bases. So they froze those tankers there in place is part of Libya operation. In General Welfare Sekli. Said but a wing commanders I operation there in do a request for forces in capabilities, you would need to sustain a term operation out of there. That's exactly what I did. The whole world was opened up to me in terms of people equipment whatever I needed because Maroon was a warm base, but it was fully stacked as alternate space shuttle landing area It was ready to do emission added kitchen it had building, but it didn't have the the main. So we folded a contract into it. We went from four people in a few airplanes within seventy two hours we were four, hundred, Twenty, eight people, twenty anchors. Wow. It turned out to be a rainbow weighing a with active duty, reserve and Gar. and. It was an open ended deployment. However, within a week I was the sent back home to run my own base in our operation out of bill. Handed the keys over Pittsburgh Air National, guard who apple leadership elements of of the unit until October when the mission was stood down honesty dime was the name of the NATO Bishen. Very. Gratified the day I arrived. That night. would be the first US Air Force strike in Libya, which was going to be a be two in two of our tankers were going to refuel that fee to coming from and going back Whiteman. Air. Force. Base in not laying one of these continuous. Global Power Missions Right. Very historic to go up into the cockpits and talk to the maintenance people are cruised as we are about to make history with his operation so very exciting and. I saw combat what back to Millan Haw by by last missions the case you went thirty five, really my last missions of my. Flying Air Force career will combat missions off the coast of Libya doing refuelings. So wanted to come back to that so fast for new. York. Did some things. Met Some people who want to club. Med some people at the Air Force Association when I gave a presentation by Libya combat experiences and then I got invited to participate at number of fees with this crew called the quiet birdman. QB's sure is so this was at a long island hangar and Before I left stay baby a QB It's so great friends to this day. uh-huh. Membership is still there. And I'm. Memorial. Weekend I got invited out to Bayport aerodrome with the my two daughters, which is a grass strip in the middle of Long Island to go fly. It's one of these operator owned drips. You know with hangars there in we got to fly number of airplanes that day. We got to fly a Piper Cub. A fleet sixteen e fish mk two in a row. Connection Airforce MK Six. So we got to barbecue out We got to fly these need open air airplanes. My daughter's got to experience flight for the first time a to yuck worth S in their Wiley. It was it was so much fun. And then a month later one of the gentleman I bet if the wings club. Hand likely to come flying with me. He owned wannabe serious airplanes. The kind that deploys a parachute should get trouble right? Great through kind of airplane name is Scott Johnson we're still in touch to this day. And so we took off Actually was New Jersey I net. And we flew fifteen hundred feet all over. The East, river. Cross Roosevelt Island, across Manhattan around the Statue of Liberty the. It was fantastic. I got some great pictures is going GonNa ask him to brighten your camera. Yeah. I'd I brought my camera made a friend for life. We stopped at place for lunch me in. This was really where I said I have to own an airplane Sunday to do this kind of stuff that it was phenomenal. Twelve. I spent really the last. Eight, nine, eight years of my career not flying is staff and joints. bowl ditch and. I was deployed for much of it but. I didn't really do much. Flying like that it's so. A. I've been a long-term or dalliance pepper. A became a member of nineteen, Ninety, seven million. So in the last year, I was asked to be part of their board of directors which I relished. It's an opportunity to give back in the order to dalliance exists. For a number of reasons, all the money that the order takes in as well as its corresponding. The Dallying Foundation, which is the fiber one, three C exist to. Give, flight scholarships to young men and women who aspired to military aviation careers one and two we have a robust. Flying Training Program for the same purpose, and so to sit on their board of directors is is an absolute joy to be a quiet Bergman is absolute joy dementia, young people which I have done throughout my career in the aviation community is is yesterday a great joy? inside tell young people all the time you know it takes a discipline. I do recommend to them not taking the path I took but getting a private pilot's license for. Finding their way into fixed base operation or something to get some experience because my career is an airman could have easily been as a non flyer had I. By the grace of God washed out of the flight screening program and pilot training. So I tell people get involved in flying. You know go to a fixed base operator. Just poke your head around word about the dalliance to death dalliance dot or look into our flight. Scholarship or and so that's that's what I tell. Young people. We'll have a link to the daily. Show note. So it's it's called buying risk gap you WANNA. Buy Much. If Aviation is your dream by risk now get some flying near belt. If you could get a private pilot's license great costs money and a lot of people don't have that kind of money but as much of that risk as you can buy down. that. Makes the stress level of the transition much easier to to achieve your drains. That is great advice so So generals or anything on your? Aviation. Bucket. List. Yeah you know it's it's not overly sexy or anything, but I had harbored a dream before I retire last October. I. Really wanted to deliver in fly a Casey forty six. Now, you may think it's Corny, it's a Boeing seven, sixty seven, but it was modified is our next generation tanker. It is I mentioned throughout this podcast. I had the privilege to fly the Casey one, thirty, five, a in its. Water injected thrust. Engines the B trying to think the B fifty, seven turbo-jets twelve, thousand, five, hundred pounds of thrust. Augmented with water, they could get to flap retract speed I got to fly into our model JC one, thirty five and I got to fly the keys ten. I thought it would be really. A Feather in the cap to to have flown that Casey forty six but the line was long of generals to deliver the airplane and I was just a lowly one star. In the production issues getting it, you know 'cause the deliveries to go down so that and I love to fly triple seven it. I thought that would have been a really neat thing to fly or having also flown the largest. Aircraft in the free world, the C five that is longer than the first flight by Wilbur at Oracle rights by one foot. Really. Highlight of my career trying to maneuver that airplane on the ground with. With all the meals and the CASTERAN system, it was an engineering marvel to fly that I think ahead of Eric less aviation career I feel I could go just about anything in asking a few questions, I could pick it up a having flow with the snowbirds I have a great video what I flew with the RCA S.. Nine airplanes that David flying through. It's the actually the longest type airplane for a demonstration team in the world. They can get away with it because it's you know it's a prop. Airplane and that's how they can get nine of that. It's such a tight formation in a beautiful shell but got to apply with them as well. So I by by died tomorrow. The Casey Forty six, I think would really be the only regret fortunately. You've had an amazing career general. It's been such a pleasure having you with us. And you're taking you've been very generous with your time I. Really appreciate it most important though, thank you for your service. Thank you. Thank you for this podcast and the generous sponsors that you have. Thank you for the opportunity to tell my story. As you can see get very intimated that probably like many of your guests could go on for hours. There's much. Wanted highlights of my. Time just to close. One of my responsibilities is the flight captain for our flight here in the national capital region, just bringing our guest speakers. In February before the world went quiet with Kobe We had the privilege. I had the privilege of bringing life member in member of national capital flights for. Newly. promoted. Brigadier. General retired Charles mcghee. Well. Layer club to be our guest speaker. Turned one hundred on December seven. A few months before and he was very busy. He flipped the coin, the Super Bowl East, his hundred birthday flying. So amazing, we were lucky to just book him in. So when I call them up and ask them if you wanted to someone to drive anymore free had guests he said not I'm going to drive myself. It was amazing. He answered questions in took photographs and signed up pictures. He. was there till the very last person he you know, he hit a Mayes is an airman, an American airman of the spirit of aviation of our country, and it was a privilege to have him to leave him. And in just to sponge off of his ARA so it has really been any it very privileged aviation career lighted I had George. Thanks again for listening subscribe now to the ready for takeoff podcast on itunes or stitcher radio, and please rate us in poster review on the item store for show no to resources and more head over to ready for take-off podcast dot. com.

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Freelance Vets with Jay Sheehan

Veteran On the Move

34:05 min | 3 months ago

Freelance Vets with Jay Sheehan

"Army veteran j! She has extensive experience in impersonal staffing recruiting recently started freelance vets, which is a platform that helps military veterans and military spouses find remote work coming up next of veteran the move. Welcome to veteran on the move. If you're a veteran in transition, an entrepreneur wanna be for someone still stuck at that J.. O. Trying to escape. This podcast is dedicated to your success. And now your host job rain. We've US Navy, federal many times over the years for automobile, so whether it's your first car or your dream car. Navy federal is there to help guide you into finding a comfortable monthly payment. You can afford plus the military discounts. Check him out NAVYFEDERAL DOT Org. Today we're talking with J. Sheehan Jay's worked on Jesus wanted one starting freelance vets before we get to talk about that, Jay, tickets back until us which did in the army. All right John Well. My my last MOS was ninety seven echo interrogator. I'm with Arabic linguists in the background Kinda got thrown into that. I had been driving out to the language school to learn Mandarin and our. MTO changed, so our theater changed. Everything changed as I'm driving out there. This is pre nine eleven and. That have way out. There was told that I'm going out there for Arabic now instead, which was kind of a kick, but We all know how that goes. Just you know. Carry on drive on at the job done but The language school. learned modern, standard Arabic with a bunch of group guys and girls from all branches and nine eleven happened. I had previously joined in now and ninety one ninety two for Desert Storm Desert Shield and. Was a combat engineer. Lend got talked into going 'EM I. It's a weird transition honestly, but You know I I look back, and it was some of the best and worst times in my life. I'm sure pretty much. Everyone will have that same experience, but That's That's it in a nutshell. Is, he probably get a little bit of peg a couple of chances to use that language in last few years following last September eleventh. Yes Sir Sir. Yeah. Probably, some good stories for another podcast, so talk to us about when you ended up getting out, or are you retired? what your transition out of the army was like and ultimately how you get into entrepreneurship. Well I mean I I was active duty reserve guard, active duty reserves. You know so I I like to joke that I spent more time on active duty as a reservist than I did in active duty so. Having that background I was able to work. You know in between a lot of times. I got into recruitment. Civilian recruitment and Working for. Staffing. And opened up several officers and. took to it. So when I came home. I kind of went out on my own I cooked up with a gentleman I used to work with a former agency. And he and I opened up our first startup, and within about three years we were building about twelve million dollars. with multiple offices are all over the state of Connecticut and. Just, you know, kick ass and take names in. It was good. It was hard for me not to to work for myself. you know? Had some karate schools in the past? Always Dabbled in entrepreneurship, and when I came out this last time I said this, is it start a family in a make? This works so I got into what I knew, well, which was that recruitment industry and never looked back. So! Can you tell us a little bit about the re? The recruiting industry is really more recruiting, not not staffing agency type stuff. Is that correct? Well actually I worked for what they would call a full service, so we did a temporary staffing long-term contingent staffing direct tire contract work. We had it all under one roof, so when I went out on my own. I kind of took that same model with me because it's what I knew. I had programmers and engineers working for companies as contractors. We would make a direct placements. I placed the vice president of a fortune five hundred company one ear A lot of what I did was in the manufacturing fills infection distribution. One point my company was the. national provider for macy's logistics and operations so anything that you or your wife bought online. basically was most likely packed by one of the people that worked for me. And sent to your house so So we were all over the place with that, yeah, so I got this I got a natural curiosity about. About that business what Can you talk through the methodology on? What what is it like usually our companies coming to us? We need help with our staffing or you going out and soliciting companies, saying hey, we can help you with their stabbing I'm sure there's a mix and then. Can you kind of walk the dog with us about? What it's like to land a contract with a company like that, and then where do you go to your fishing hole that you go to find labor or skilled labor or management type people and how you screen him? Match 'em up and ultimately. Closet on the other where you get, somebody hired or bring somebody in. Roger that yeah well. As you said it is a mix of going out and soliciting business getting the getting to hear that word, no a thousand times before year. Yes, once. So you build that Dick Skin, but I think we already had fixed skins being in the military, especially depending upon your Mos. We're yelled at a lot. So I think we kind of develop that understanding that at the end of the day just got to get the job done so. So yet. We would go out and sell a lot Because if you're not selling your dying in that industry, you know one one bad one bad job and you could lose twelve, you know. And that's that's one of the drawbacks of the industry is. Is that your commodity so to speak or actually putting the work? There are people it's not like buying a laptop putting on his desk and it works you know a person has. Their own process, you know they might not want to get up and go to work. So. They don't go to work and if they don't go to work, then you're not getting paid. You know so. There's all of that mixed into. It so with my companies. We always would try to place a veteran. I, in fact, I had an office in Jacksonville North Carolina right off the rear gate. So you know we would constantly try to recruit veterans and military spouses, because you get a different work ethic. No, we're used to get up early. We're used to going to work for doing. Our job is not always a lot of thanks in what we do you know, but you get up and you do it anyway. Because it's your job, you know so. From a standpoint of employer for us. We were employer. With a lot of employees so. We would always look for a veteran I. and that that really held tight for us. No matter how big or how busy got there was a veteran and they need a job. We would give them the opportunity to. Better themselves and get a position that might. Might otherwise change your life. You know I. Know a Lotta, guys and girls when they get out. They don't have the the past drawn out for that. That's one of the problems with transition. I think I don't know if I'm getting off track on yet. But no, not at all I would love to talk about. The transit led to hear your perspective on transition would've. Would have had one is. I I. Mean I think we've we've all been through. A lot of times. When you're transitioning. You just want to check the box. You know you're tired. You don't WanNa. Go through and sit that sitting in that class and be told how to write a resume you. Don't you just don't want to do it? And unfortunately it's It's something military provides us, and we don't always depending upon age I think. I think a lot of it has to do with age in. Where your head's at now when you're younger and you're getting out after like four four six years you're. You're thinking you're invincible. Will now see just? GonNa get out. Do whatever you WANNA do. I think that you get a career military person. And he or she has a different mindset as to what they would like to try to achieve. You know they've had a career. They're trying to move on. Kerryon, with hopefully family, or whatever their next step in their career passes so I think that. Age inexperienced play a lot of. Different roles during that transition And I think a lot of that transition programs. They work if you work on. Some who don't work that, well I mean as a recruiter for many years I would always try to go through the transition programs at local basis. But you know. Brag might not speak to June. You know or they don't at all. Or login might not speak to cherry point in a so you have all these different. Hands in the pot so to speak and not one of them on the same page law. I think that's one of the inherent issues with the transition program you know. XYZ Base or post translation might do a fantastic job of apparent, a soldier sailor marine to get out. but you know the one down the street or the next town over. Doesn't you know and and I think there's a big disconnect there on the transition excite, and that other disconnect like I said is. What do you WanNa? Do when you? Right or you know the old adage. What you WANNA be when you grow up. You know it's it's funny, and it is, but it isn't. You know it's truly you know we. We join the military. We do our job every day. And sometimes those jobs directly translate into Civilian Gore and sometimes they don't you know. Stove! Did you love your job in military, some of with may some of US may not have. It wasn't so bad, but do you see yourself doing it the next twenty years? Right, So those are all questions. You have to ask yourself during a transition period. I know the military's been getting a lot better with programs fellowships Apprenticeship programs that you can depending on command work at US as apprentice in that position for six nine months before you ats. That's huge. If that's available, I take advantage of it. It's kind of a try before you buy. You know, go out and and see an employer in the real world and have a civilian job while you're still in the male military quote, unquote. Even even if that's not the job you end up with. Knowing what you don't want sometimes is more valuable than than doing what you want, so without a dow and you know. I was in. The staffing business. So a lot of times. We'll have a temporary temp to hire job. And sometimes it might not be the great greatest thing but I. Tell the story one of the first placements I ever met. Gentleman had just got out of jail after five years and came in with his wife, his kids, his mom and his past. Begging for a job and I said you know listen, I'll take the chance. I've got job. It's just one day. Show up Monday eight am, do the job. If, I get a good report to the next one, and we'll just carry on a move forward that gentlemen now runs a crew of thirty people at the same position. He'd never left that job, and that's thirteen years ago. I think. So. It's an amazing story. All comes back to how you carry yourself and what? You WanNa do with yourself when you get out. Yeah, well, it's amazing I J. hold that we're GONNA be right back in. We're going to get to talking about What you guys you're doing with freelance vet, so we are back. Certainly. Your membership is a big deal. Navy Federal Credit Union will help you save money. Make money and enjoy peace of mind security through personalized. 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What's the state of the Union? As far as remote work these days because? Obviously. We've all been kind of forced into the remote work with Kobe nineteen everything going on, but before even before that happened, remote work is really been. Start has been gained a lot of momentum. There's a lot of legit work alive. legit jobs like real careers that are almost all remote and so with freelance vets. Tell us. What's going on in the area of remote? Working with those opportunities are for veterans. Certainly my pleasure while I, mean as you were just saying we've all been thrust into this now. but what we feel is going to happen. because as direct. Direct occurrence what's been going on in the nation and across the world is that we feel that clients and companies are going to be more dependent upon freelancers and remote workers than they were even before and to put into perspective trial last year or one of the reports said that. By the year twenty twenty seven, this is before co would happen by the year two thousand, twenty, seven, they they estimate that fifty three percent of the jobs in the United, states all be done remotely. That's a huge number of you want to actually look at it. Demographically right now. Already at the number probably or even higher other than you know the the standard jobs that you really have to be there for So I think it was kind of fortuitous that we open. When we did or launched the platform we did, but we're trying to launch the end of last year, but you know programming is expensive and. It's also a lot more than you ever think it is, you know. As I'm sure you can tell by doing what you do. For All these years, the technology changes rapidly end. You know, try to keep ahead of that curve is is daunting so we had setbacks and. Literally rolled out the platform above three and a half weeks ago, so we're excited that we're new. We're excited that we're going to be able to bring those remote jobs to the veteran. A military spouse community because that's what freelance at bets about it is literally a showcase spotlight. For veterans in their spouses to get remote jobs. There's other sites out there. That say they help veterans. Get you know remote work or freelance were, and it's literally a check box on the third page this one. were, not that we are literally only about active duty. Veterans in military spouses, so we'll be going after the same positions that a lot of those other platforms have but. Our bread and butter, or who were trying to promote the most is just sat one community, and we feel it'll be twofold. One. It'll open the community of the jobs that they might not have been exposed to you. Know and those jobs could be cybersecurity graphic design, I t h our accounting. as we were discussing offsite earlier would out virtual assistance. Any clutter jobs that are available that now. And more companies seem can be handled alway. Would that being said. The company's clients that will be bringing in now have a better taste for what works and what doesn't. So I, think it puts all of us in a better light because a lot of times when you're hiring a freelancer as a company, your ended up with a freelancer from overseas. Sometimes. There's a time difference which might be an issue. A lot of times, there's a communication difference which is always an issue so we feel that you know. With veterans in military spouses that. That should be taken off the table. they're going to a client or customer is going to get someone that. English speaking as a first language might speak. Multiple languages may still hold a top secret clearance or seeker clear. We come to the table with so many skills and soft skills that A. Normal employer! Can't usually translate. But now that they can see in front of them. I believe it will translate a lot better. I think it just puts all of us in a better light. So That's that's one of the things that were so excited about you know we're. We're just excited to build to shine a light on this community. You know the. The military spouse on planet rate is I. Think the last number I saw a little over twenty four percent. That's ridiculous. That shouldn't be a sick. It shouldn't be you know. spouses you know, get the crap into the stick a lot of times they're. They're following US around the country or the world, a lot of times in. The family together and end up working a job for minimum wage, just trying to make ends meet. In Latin overseas you know, it depends on what country you're in. You might be good job on on base or on post. Because it's US laws, but you can't even go work. The spouse can't even go workout in town. The rights illegal for a non citizen of that country to get a job. And jobs are there on Bass I bass hoods very limited so. Know. I was just speaking to another spouse day. Who? She said every time they get. PCS The I stopped the truck. Drivers are G and. Try to find out where the jobs are what they are and how they should go about getting. You know This is something that makes it almost completely portable. You know your. Employer and everything's done online and. They basically get to become their own boss I was involved in another. podcast recently in the whole premise behind it was designing your life as a veteran or a military spouse. What better way to design your life than to literally create a business around yourself. Yeah, he's phenomenal. What so? What do you think? Sometimes, from a military spouse perspective or even a veteran looking for remote work. I think that the typical mentality for something that might be new to this concept of remote work, is it? It's GonNa be really hard to find quality work equality job. But I suspect the opposite is true that the the real problem in what you're doing is probably finding the military spouses then her for this kind of work you. Would you have more of people looking for jobs or companies kicking screaming, trying to our military spouses and remote work veterans. We'll. That's interesting, because right now is just you know it's? It's the doomsday method right now I'm not. I'm not sure any of us can really quantify what's going on. You know companies that are quote, unquote, essential or still working but they're unable to find people to come to work. And then companies aren't essential. That aren't working. have. employees that there would like to continue to employ, but they're not able to for reasons that we all. Are Sitting working through ourselves. normally. If you follow like the jobs report every year. I know no one really follows that unless you're really in an industry that it makes sense to. The financial industry our door employment. So staffing. Usually it's it's one or the other. You have more jobs than people. You have more people in jobs, so it's either a buyers market or a seller's market in that sense kind of the housing market. So it's a buyer's market when you have. More jobs than people, you can or more people than jobs, you'd be very selective on who you take in on those jobs and then flip flops. And a customer may have twenty jobs open in only needs three people apply. Those three people are now hold that employer out for a little bit more money or more benefits, or whatever so the that a ministry on the remote side. You're competing against people worldwide because a lot of these jobs can be done from anywhere. You know so. I believe that a little bit more of a fair playing ground in the sense. The customer client will be able to pick and choose from a larger pool, but. Because we have made that pool, more finite and more detailed. I believe at the pool that we're bringing to. The table is much better product than most of the other ones out there so. In that sense. I believe that the people that register freelance vets in the jobs that we have coming in. Are? We GonNA experience a greater. Satisfaction on both sides. Satisfaction for the client because they'll have someone that. Speaks the language quote unquote and has a work ethic. That will you know? Walk through a wall to get the job done? I can't speak for you, but I I know that we were always push push push to get the job done whatever costs right. That translates as far as work. Ethic is concerned you now so. I still get up before five every day. You know people think I'm not like. What could you possibly do that I'm like I'm ready for work and working before you guys. Are you know? Dusting your eyes off and getting your First Cup of coffee you move for nillion. Most people do not. Want to date myself, but you just did it for us. It's Ok John. Do you, do you? Do you find? Do you find yourself having to keep potential clients on military spouse like military military spouse? What's what do you military Smith all the time? All. You know I I would be read as to say that I. Am the best proposal is? You know when I was married in the military I didn't put as much thought into it because we have children, it's time you know we just. We did our thing I didn't put as much. Thought into. What was the spouse have to go through as I do now? I've been more exposed to it now. Over the last year or two doing what we're doing. that. I see the holes in the model and I just want to help you know my partner. That's all we WANNA do is be able to help as many people as we possibly can every day. You know we have very good success in the business by direct placement, open veterans and spouses. And now we WANNA take that and multiply it over and over again so that we can help more every day and. I believe that the spouses suffer from a law of thinks you know there's some there's a mental toll you know what's my identity. If it's not my husband and wife. What's my identity as a military spouse? You know because they're following us like I said all over the world, a lot of times or they're staying in our home of record to take care of our families. While, we're all the world now. There's a lot that goes into being faust a lot of. Employers just can't understand so. You know I think it's our job. As a company? And as a community to help employers understand better. What they get in an employee or enact just as a person. My hiring military spouses and I believe that once we educate that. The! Cell is awfully. Bill see the value and that's all we're trying to do is bring the value in show them that. And so, if somebody's interested in freelance, vets applying for a job or Clinton may be looking to hire military spouse How did they find freelance fits? Real simple. I can just go to freelance vets. Dot Com. The the page. Open ready for for business. They can click on. If they want to be a freelancer, they WANNA work, or if their client looking for a freelancer I wanNA hire and the application process on either side is is very simple. In order to keep our database true, you know, and not diluted with people that are not not veterans or spouses. we have a verification process that we ask. Every applicants through uploading a copy of the VA, Navigation Card or For spouses, a copy of spousal orders won't marriage certificate or the dod eleven seventy to form or victims comfortable with their I, D, their ide- one of the things that we tried to work very hard on. Am I I. Take Security Pretty Pretty Seriously, so one of the things that we work pretty hard on was once. The verification process is done in. We click verified. It deletes that record off the server, so there's no copy of it anymore. I didn't want us to be responsible for people's personal information. Has Really all. We're doing is acting as a matchmaker. We're bringing the veteran or spouse to the table, and we're bringing the client customer to the table and letting them work it out. You know so. It's what's the process. They go through through the database and look around at jobs. What what's the hiring process or the? The selection process consist of. Well right now. We are like I said. We just launched, so we try to do phases because. We didn't want to ambig- and miss big. We wanted to aim small. Miss Small so our phase one, which is what we're over fifty percent through with was to try to thousand freelancers registered and verified on the system, or over five hundred, almost six now in a little over three weeks, so we're pretty happy with the organic growth of it right now. and then face to bring the clients and customers on board with the jobs. We have to companies that are actually working with stay. Start on Wednesday so tomorrow, actually with a few of the freelancers that we have in the system to try to make sure that the customer side in client side works the way we thought it would. You know you can do testing one hundred times, but until someone has never used it before us it. You don't know if it works properly, you know or you're missing something so. Phase, one is like I said was to bring in the freelancers were. Working diligently rapidly through that and phase two would be to bring the clients onboard so what they would be looking at once face to his over which is probably about the next three weeks, the system will be completely old, but in live at that point, or they'll be looking at it as you go on a freelancer in register. Once, you're approved to look jobs. You'll the over to go onto jobs, board and search for things in your field. Maybe you're a graphic designer or We have one of the. Best voiceover artists that was on one of our. Competitor, sites, who happens to be an army veteran, and now he's on our our platform as well looking for a job so. There's GonNa be. A. A supermarket of basically there, you know there could be jobs in graphic design cyber. It structure scrum. Hr You name it. We're going to be going in going after those companies that are out there looking for people just like that that might not have been exposed to the veteran or military spouse community, and then from a client side once they're approved because we do approve all the clients as well. We don't want those work at Hams home scans or MLM's or have any of that you know. bastardising our our our product are at our project here so. The client has to go through their own application. Process we, we've at the client. We get on a phone call with them directly to make sure that they are who they say they are. The positions are what they say they are, and then once we approve them then they can post job, but then again we approve the job to. We don't want anything that is quote unquote risque or you know that doesn't fit the model so. We try to take care of both sides because we feel that. The veterans and military spouses are worth a little extra effort. You know what I mean, right? You're not talking about a lot of extra for just doing the right thing for the right people for the right beasts, and that's what we're here to do. Absolutely well, that's awesome Jay thanks for sharing that so freelance vets dot com if you're interested in. Finding military spouses or veterans were or or if your spouse for veteran, job or Regardless of what your current Kirk conditions are overseas Within the US all fair game, so great place to to check out look for some for potential career. Choices in in the best part is, it is mobile. You know all these jobs if it's remote work. It shouldn't really change much with with between each each pcs, and even if you end up, pcs overseas or coming back from overseas others definitely, Seville continuity situation in continuity opportunity there, so it's pretty awesome, so a JD. WanNa give you the last word. We're about out of time. somebody that's. Something that's transitioning out of the military whether you're talking to the military member or the spouse. what can would you have for them if they're if they're looking at remote work, you're not really sure about his whole remote work. possibilities are. well I would say that. As we were saying earlier. Try before you buy. The freelance model for a lot of people, even though they're not familiar with it or comfortable with it yet can be an excellent judy before you're getting out to say okay well. Let me try this job it it kind of fits what my soft skills are in and where I want to see my career Goebel going forward so a lot of us don't want to get out and take that security job or that contracting job overseas or whatever and Su. There's no harm no foul. But this will allow you the opportunity to be your own boss is that's what in essence you are? You know your client. Is Your boss because when you're working for anybody? Everyone's your boss at that point. But you get the opportunity to try different positions, and you know see if working for yourself is actually a viable opportunity for you. Right awesome, we'll hit J.. A. Thanks for sharing your success story and sharing the up freelance vets has out there for. Military members in in the military spouse also look forward to hear about your future success, and are you fairly early on, but you get plenty of experiencing this in this niche in in this industry. That to look forward to hearing about what the was success. You have here near future. Rate I appreciate the time today Joe was pleasure to speak to you. You bet take care. These veterans are Oscar Mike. Listening to veteran on the move your pathfinder freedom. If you like the show, leave us a review and I tunes reviews always greatly appreciated. So until next time. This veteran is Oscar Mike.

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Building a Winning Program and Team

Veteran On the Move

36:15 min | 10 months ago

Building a Winning Program and Team

"Zach Thomas shares his experience as Chick-fil-a Franchisee owner and how it led him to farming leaders coming up next a veteran on the move. Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition and entrepreneur wannabe for someone still stuck at that. GOP trying trying to escape. This podcast is dedicated to your success. And now your host. Joe Crane as as a veteran notch mirror. You need a domain name that is easy to remember and accurately reflects your brand or business let dot. US serve you and choose dot US domain into stand out and get the domain name. You really want reserve your dot. US domain name and website builder today for just one dollar at launch with DOT DOT US here talking with army veteran. Zach Thomas from leader Farming Zach before we get to talk about business entrepreneurship. Take us back until us what you did the army. Yes so thanks Joe. It's great to be here and Great to be able to share a little bit of my journey with those fellow veterans out. There Yeah so my journey began really at United States. Military Academy West Point. Graduated in ninety. Nine was commissioned commissioned as a second lieutenant in the infantry and went through airborne ranger training all that stuff and then of course We got. I actually ended up Fort Campbell Kentucky. My first duty station as a second. Lieutenant was a rifle platoon leader company executive officer and a Scout Platoon leader. There I was there air when September eleventh happened and I thought I was going to get to to go to the sandbox. And then I got orders for the captain's course and couldn't it can get out of that. So had to go to the captain's course down at Fort. Benning got stuck there and during the captain's course I of volunteer to go to Afghanistan helped train Afghan national troops as part of a an assignment that they asked us to do and then a crazy situation but I ended up getting pulled. My orders had orders in hand. But I got I got pulled over to the ranger training brigade as a An adjutant and a Really got frustrated. Kinda got stuck in trade dock during and everything else was was going on And through that process I decided decided you know maybe this is not the plan for my life in terms of being an infantry officer so I started looking at other things and maybe something something else that guy was called to do so started looking into the chaplain candidate program got selected for that when the chaplain candidate program and DOC obviously came off active duty and endearing that time I was working at a church and of course churches don't pay a lot of money so I needed I needed to make some extra money. Any starting my own business started a coffee company I I literally was had this idea when I was in the army and And and so it is basically if you could get more caffeine one cup of coffee. You wouldn't have to pay as much. So so I created a hyper caffeinated coffee. He called Ranger Coffee and and we literally sold coffee all over the world while I was in chaplain candidate program to Kinda help support my My income while I was going to seminary and Yeah so that's my military background. I'll save the rest for later. Yes Sir yeah that's awesome so did the is the coffee business continued or did you give that up. Yeah so which we'll get into in just a minute but as when I became a Chick-fil-a Franchisee I had to give up my coffee business? They basically said that it was a competitive additive interest. Obviously because Fly sells coffee and You know having the coffee business was GONNA be you know work for them so I had had had to give it up. Sold the company but It was it was neat. I really enjoyed it a lot. I learned a lot about entrepreneurship. We ended up in Newsweek magazine and on Good Morning Morning America and I really just cut my teeth and entrepreneurship through to owning a coffee company. which was which is a lot of fun? Yeah we were. We were out there way before you know black rifle and Some of the big bigger brands now and it was it was it was an adventure. Yeah you know I. I think I've heard of ranger coffee. I've seen it or something. Is the name still out there somewhere. Fu said he sold it or they still running. Yeah yes it is the website still up up but A friend of mine actually owns it now. And he is an attorney and his his law practice really picked up and he had to just kind of suspend operations for a season so as of right now he pretty much shut down. The operation left the website up. You know just for visibility visibility and in the branding but But right now it's it's actually an unavailable products. Yeah it seems like coffee beer and And alcohol I mean. There's so many veteran brands out there. Now you know twenty years ago. There were no veteran. Brand coffees beers or or alcohol. Oh you know I mean there's so much of that stuff and so much of it's been really successful it's A. It's great to see in black rifle of courses like the biggest now thinks thinks huge phenomenal job with that. So can you talk a little bit about. What can you tell us about the CHICK-FIL-A experienced course we love chick-fil-a away and we moved from Atlanta back to Kansas City? was really disappointing. Because there was no chick-fil-a in Kansas City. But now there's a couple of them here so whenever I'd go through the Atlanta airport and make sure that run to chick-fil-a and they'd run over there and I'm like oh no it's Sunday. Yeah Yeah and so uh-huh but of course when we lived in Atlanta. I mean we even had like every Wednesday mornings when I drop off at school. It was chick-fil-a day they'd bring in coolers of Chick-fil-a a biscuit in the morning and had always run in when I drop the kids off and sit down and have a chick-fil-a biscuit with him in the cafeteria before it. Runoff Pass Squadron. And I know some guys that had looked into doing a chick-fil-a franchise which I'm not sure if it's technically a franchise in I've known some guys sir. Losing the past had actually operated chick-fil-a and and I always ask this when like generically speaking. If we that the subject comes up I said think of any fast food restaurant that you've ever been to. What Fast Food Restaurant always has the nicest friendliest staff members and people working there? Think about it and most of the time people say Oh yeah chick-fil-a Oh yeah I mean it's it's it's so far above your standard out so I don't know what Chick-fil-a flays doing I know look quite a bit about him. But the CHICK-FIL-A employees in how they treat their customers. It's always top notch. So they're doing a phenomenal job job with that. Now we appreciate that. Yeah I'll assure a funny story so there. I was in the chaplain candidate program and was was was planning on going back in the army as a chaplain or working for a nonprofit ministry as the operations officer as well and the economic boom or bust happened you know. The the housing market imploded and mob. Boss called me up and said Hey man I love you but Your checks in the mail. Don't cash it because there's no money in the bank and I was like man. Whoa what am I gonNa do and one of the first things that I did as a part of that. Nonprofit Ministry was to help host a kind of a a a a CEO roundtable and it was actually at the CHICK-FIL-A headquarters his AC a quick break. We're GONNA be right back okay. My goal is to connect veteran entrepreneurs like you with the programs and resources. You need to find success and whether your passion project is a business blog a podcast finding the right domain name is crucial in addition SEO value. 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Let us help you build your dream from special offer. Go to launch with DOT. US That's launch with dot us. Back back dogma. Zach Thomas from leader Farming Zach certa abruptly. Cut You off there. We we do need didn't need to do a sponsorship break anyways but one of the cards clinches having a home recording studios wants to get rent in answer the into the Fred doors at my buddy Paul. From Resona Prophet called Fish Francis the years he was down there unloading tables on the front doorstep and need to go down there and help them out but by the time I got down there has already gone so anyways. You were You were telling us about your first experiences with with Chick-fil-a and Kind of interesting start. You got yes sir. Well so yeah. I was was We were at the support center is what we call it now. The chick-fil-a support center and I was helping lead a CEO roundtable and and this was part of the ministry that was working with. And I'll never forget it. We got in the elevator. One day we're in at the end of the day and we're going up to true it's office this and there was this lady that that got on the elevator right after we did. She was Kinda last one at squeezed in and I looked at her she had she was smiling. I'm from year to year and I looked at her and I just said Hey Is Everybody here. Always this happy and and she. She's kind of laughed and everybody in the elevator. Kind of chuckled Oakland. She said Yeah pretty much. Kinda like Disneyworld and of course everybody laughs again and and so we go through. Its office in it now. I'm sitting here looking at my brand new boss us you know like I'd only been working at this ministry for a couple of weeks and look Amazon. Hey if this doesn't work out I'm going to work for CHICK-FIL-A and so you know everybody last it was with our group and and Sure enough you know fast forward to me getting a phone call like hey. Don't cash your check because there's no money in the bank and I'm sitting there thinking. Oh my gosh you know what I'm GonNa do. I'm in the chaplain candidate program. I've got tuition to pay for going to seminary you know. Of course I'm not not on active duty reserve officer in the chaplain candidate program. And so you know. I'm not getting my my normal military pay and I I. I need some income and I'm like what am I going to do. Of course my coffee company was doing pretty well but at the very same time people stop buying expensive coffee because because the stock market crashed and everybody was just freaking out this. Is You know October. November of two thousand seven And and so then I was just sitting there in my basement just thinking okay. Well what am I GONNA do and I. I remembered that moment elevator said if this doesn't work out I'm going I'm I'm going to work with chick-fil-a and so I literally pull up the application website chick-fil-a dot com fill it out to express my interest to become a chick-fil-a operator and in people. You know this is not normal so I got I put in my application in December of two two thousand seven and I got selected in April April Fourth of two thousand eight to take over an existing restaurant in the Atlanta the market and it just I mean it was like lightning speed to to go through that process and typical processes like eighteen to twenty four months worth of interviews. Now they still had twelve interviews in that you know three and a half month period but But yeah so. That's how I got on board with Chick-fil-a took over an existing assisting franchise in Marietta Georgia and And that business was The lowest volume freestanding Chick-fil-a in the state of Georgia at the time and it was it was very tough. We're exactly in Marietta. Probably been to it. Yes so macklin. Crossing is It's at the intersection of macklin powder springs and Windy Hill. Connector Oh yeah yeah I think let's see. Is there a bank of America. Like right across the street from it or that you're used to bury. Its yes matter of fact. That's the one I used to go to all the time on the way Dobbins A. Wow Yeah no kidding well. I owned it from August took over an August of two thousand eight and Dan. I left there to relocate here in Rock Mart which is my home In in September of twenty seventeen so I I left there in July of twenty seventeen and opened this one up in September of two thousand seventeen interesting. Yeah probably been to that one more than any other chick-fil-a but ironically enough. Yeah that's amazing. Small world feeding chicken sandwiches. So can you explain a little bit about for anybody that might be interested in getting into chick-fil-a the the difference between an operator in a Franchisee. Well they call us Franchisees My email address is you know. Zach Thomas at Sea Franchisee Dot Com. But yeah and I think you know really chick-fil-a wants that term to be used a lot. Because they they want us to to be considered franchisees. However you're oh you know you're right and a lot of ways it's it's not your traditional Franchisee model? We don't own the building or the equipment or the land and so we rent all that from chick-fil-a and we don't actually have any equity in the business and so it's just a pure cash flow ownership in terms of on the liability. If you walk in and slip and break your neck than I own that and be the first I to tell you that but You know I it's it's a profit sharing You know deal and so it. It works out great though because the income is is very good As you can probably imagine from a Chick-fil-a Volumes and stuff and of course. I'm in a lower volume below average chick-fil-a but these I volume restaurants surges. They're killing it and operators are really making great money now is it a lot From the business things is a lot cheaper. them to get into a chick-fil-a franchise because of how it's structured verses one where you've pretty much everything you gotta get on it right it. Is They You know the initial franchise fee up front is ten thousand dollars and yeah it's it's super cheap however And I say this in all humility. It's it's Last year there were seventy seven. Thousand Applications are seventy seven thousand expressions of interest of those seventy seven thousand. There were about fifty. That's five zero new Franchisees Franchisee selected and so fifty out of seventy seven thousand. Got The opportunity to write chick-fil-a ten thousand dollar check and so so you're telling me there's a chance. Yeah that's crazy it is. It's nuts. No I'll say that in all humility because you know people ask me all the time. Well how do you know how do I get into chick-fil-a and you know honestly I just my best response is like if if God wants to be a chick-fil-a operator you'll be a chick-fil-a operator. That's that's how I got here kidding. Wow that's fascinating so and so so. Oh hello how many years is that. That you've now been chick-fil-a operator so I've been a chick-fil-a operator for twelve years. This coming August so next year in August so Levin roughly eleven half years and out like I said I was at my previous location macken crossing took it over I will I was there for nine years to the day and that was really challenging location when I first took it over the lowest volume freestanding restaurant in state of Georgia and it was i. I did the math one time. Based on the number of hours I was working and And how much my paycheck was. I made a dollar sixty an hour for two years so it was. It was rough But we grew the the business and then Windy Hill road when he'll connector opened up and you know you talk about Getting hit up by the side ahead by two by four. You know most people talk about that. Figuratively will right after Windy Hill road opened. I I was walking across the street and got hit by a car. The front end the vehicle. Hit me through me. Up in the air in fact is a retired Vietnam helicopter pilot islet and he was. He was coming out of the restaurant and he saw me and when he saw me he said I was about twenty feet up in the air and he said I was heading straight ahead. I straight down amount. I hit the windshield and now projected about fifty feet four and hit the curb side three packs and you get hit by one car and tossed into another I. Ah I hit the curb. Oh yes I had three and I got hit by the front end. The car I came down and landed on the windshield of the same vehicle and I was projected about fifty feet forward and I'll tell you you know my my leadership journey That was a major turning point in and my my leadership journey. And it's really why I wrote. I wrote my book that you know that Talks about that and I talk about up. My transition in leadership from that moment on in the name of the book is yeah so leader farming and Yes so I couldn't I couldn't really go back to work I was. I was literally sitting on the couch watching cartoons most days. In fact the most that's about the most most productive saying that I did for a while in fact I didn't even know I was a chick-fil-a operator for a while I had a major concussion. What what was the? What was the details your injuries? Yeah so Amazingly I no broken bones soon Not a single broken bone. I had a lot of lacerations wins and a lot of glass in my back and my neck and my head But no no major injuries other than a concussion and I don't remember remember really anything To this day about the event I do. I do remember people telling me that I tried to get up and go back to work are on. The ambulance was trying to put me on a stranger. But yeah it just you know I. It's it's one of those things things that you and you look back on and it was a major turning point In my journey I I tell you this story that I tell them the book prior to Chick-fil-a as I mentioned a ranger instructor in the army and in my leadership style was was was really that of of figuratively putting putting the fear of God and people you know make them make them cry for their mother. That was a good day right. And if if you can imagine if you can imagine a pendulum swing so you know as I mentioned earlier. Well I left active duty army and went in the chaplain candidate program. I and I swung the pendulum all the way over to the other side. And you know being in the chaplain candidate program and going to seminary just developed this philosophy that if you just love everybody enough they'll do the right thing and of course you know I. I got taken advantage of it with that philosophy so when I came on board with Chick-fil-a I was. I was Kinda in in that mode. I was I was coming out of the ministry and and going into business and I just saw you know if if if I can just lead people in a way I just love him enough. They'll do the right thing saying but then I I realized that I was getting taken advantage of and then it was like this Dr Jekyll Mister Hyde experience for a lot of my team members. This and I'll never forget one day overheard one of my team members. Say I wonder which Zach we're GONNA get today and you know because I was I would need your and go from the the The passive leader. That was you know believed if you love her buy enough and do the right thing back to the ranger instructor. Dr Just put the fear of God and people and it was just this back and forth back and forth and and so you know like I said I tell that story and it's it's it really resonates with a lot of people because you know we don't necessarily want to be that jerk Of A leader. But you know we we WANNA WANNA be somebody that motivates and inspires people to do the right thing you know whether somebody's breathing down their neck or not and and then we just. We really don't know how to find that balance. What's in the middle? And so what. I what I discovered in in my writing and just reflecting I I spent a lot of time said sit on the couch and I started writing and thinking about life and what was really important and and And I just Kinda came to this conclusion. I said you know when I'm eighty five years old sitting on the Front Porch Moroccan chair you know. What am I going to be thinking about? It's not you know how big houses 'cause I'll probably live in a nursing home. It's not GonNa be you know how much money's my bank account because I've got seven and kids and so they'll probably been all that and Yeah it's not gonna be what kind of car I drive because I probably won't even have a license at that point. It's going to be you know what did I. What am I gonNA do with time? Money and resources. I'm given to make a difference in people's lives and so I really just changed my entire entire leadership philosophy to about helping other people become the best version of themselves and helping them get to where they want to be in life. And so that's really what leader farming's all about You know I mentioned the statistics earlier. Seventy seven thousand expressions of interest. Well I've actually produced four franchisees and a fifth one just got selected for leadership development program out of my my eleven years of being a Franchisee and those the statistics are are crazy when you when you really look at them and in in it's really just because I totally changed my focus from being about making I mean yeah we will make money but you know the focus is really on growing people to grow my business and as a result you know my restaurants producing top twenty percent metrics in really everything matters and And we got a lot of attention of a lot of people will and it's it's really when you just you focus on growing others to help And it and it helps it helps just it's like a byproduct of Your Business just grows. And when you're focuses on those other people as Zach something I want to ask you it. May they seem blatantly obvious to you but it might not be blatantly obvious to those that are listening. Is Your leader Farming Book and the concept of leader farming in the practical application of that Actually Union chick-fil-a franchise or is it grow outside of that. Yeah so it it is You know the the the practical application of it. It's it's happening in my business as we speak and But was that like you know. Is that the that were started. And that's the beginning. And you said you know what I'm GonNa turn my my chick-fil-a franchise my employees. I'm essentially going to become like their squad. Liter other platoon commander in. I'm going to pour all into him and I'M GONNA farm leaders out of these people in tournament of the best people I can that that's where it all started. Or that's what the in this were. The main focuses. Yeah absolutely I I would say that. We're we're we're leadership development company that just happens to sell chicken that's awesome and most of the view of a fast food restaurant. It's like as you got a bunch of minimum wage employees urges to collect a paycheck and they're there you kind of train them to keep them at enough to just do the job. Keep in trouble and you know that's about all you're going to get no no not not in my restaurant I've got some got some great folks and And that's you know I've actually got one that A hired in high high school that went off to west point graduated from West Point. I got another one that went to the Naval Academy graduate from NEIGHB- Academy so it's not just you know internal chick-fil-a that we're developing leaders and so that's that's really it you know just that changing that perspective. It's like how can I you know because I'm the the reality is most businesses and I talk about this in the book to one of the key components is is acknowledging the seasons and embracing turnover. Well all turnover. Is this this dirty word that we talk about in business and everybody's fighting turnover fighting turnover and for me. It's like I'm just going to embrace it and the irony of this whole thing. Is that if I embrace turnover. Actually people want to stay longer. They actually want to be a part of my organization because they don't Phil guilted or forced or manipulated into staying and that's really resonates with this generation when they when they know and feel and I understand that I have their best interest at heart. Then they're going to stick around longer and they know that I'm actually helping them become a better version of themselves. And so my turnover over in my restaurant is is fifteen twenty percent lower than the average chick-fil-a and chick-fil-a turnover. Is You know fifty to sixty percent lower than the average Than than the average fast food restaurant actually more like one hundred percent lower than than the average fast food restaurant yet. Oh kidding But yeah so it's counterintuitive. You know when you actually embraced turnover it right in the book. I actually interviewed a guy named Jeff Goodman and he was is the President CEO of Orange Frozen Yogurt the time and he actually he actually change the mission statement of his company to to be America's best first job and so just embracing. This idea of turnover is huge. And so oh I had this epiphany one day I was literally driving down the road and I happen to think about you know like College College football coach or you know a high school go baseball coach. Like if you think you're going to get to keep your players for more than four years you're disillusioned you know why why well because schools the only four years right. I schools for Years College for years. So like if you don't create a sustainable program for your for your you you know for your for your team. Then you're you're going to be You'RE NOT GONNA be able to create a sustainable a winning program and so as I started thinking about that you know all about the next level well what about what about like you know farm teams and so that terminologies used in in baseball and and so like the Atlanta Braves. They have the Gwinnett braves. They have the Rome braves. So what if your farm team coach like your whole job is to create talent for the major leagues but yet at the same time. You've got to win games right and so you got to win games but you also want to create talent for the major leagues weeks. Well those two metrics those two key things if you are actually producing talent for the major leagues you create a self perpetuating Talent magnet that people actually want to be a part of your programme. They want to be a part of your team. I mean think about you know. I mean I'M NOT A. I'm not Alabama Fan Dan but think about Alabama football you know and and and just Nick Sabin has has created an amazing program that people want to be a part of right and and so it kind of self perpetuates and that's the same thing with modernisation leader farming. I mean I get phone calls from people literally literally all over the country you know. Hey can I come work at years. Chick-fil-a restaurant and like you mean it. Tell me you want to move to rock. Mar Georgia to come work like like people in Georgia. Don't even know Iraq Mart is but you know I wanna come work for you because you you're producing talent for the major leagues five almost five about to be five. Operators Franchisees have been launched out of out of your leadership out of your restaurant and And so I don't have this this. You know we talk about the war on talent and and I mean honestly like I really don't have that problem Because we're you know we're we're always hiring we're always looking for great talent and and we do miss higher here and there but for the most part you know I don't I don't don't have that problem with a lot of people are are struggling with with talent because we've created a winning program that people want to be a part of and and I'm just embracing this idea of releasing and launching people and helping him grow and become the best version themselves and it just becomes this self perpetuating catch waiting winning team. Yeah you know. It's really like an analogy to the military eh. The military is you know like a pass through system. I mean even if you're even if you stay in for thirty years you're you're still pass through everybody in the military knows at some one point they're getting out with tyree. Energy is getting out and the military knows that in embraces it and that's why training is going on every day all the time in every every unit you've ever been in their training is you constantly churning and training the new guest churning and training the new guys Yep talk in and they've infused leadership into everything so because they realize leadership is the most important thing. Yeah when I when I speak I actually use talk about the whole farm team analogy because you know it goes well with my book. You know the word farm team but but also throws I have a slide sly that I throw in there. It talks about the military and I have a picture of a change of command. You know I don't know about you but I I never spent more than two years in one job and you know without those sustainable systems of embracing turnover and so the military has so many things allow us to embrace turn in over and constantly change of command and change of leadership. I mean that's that's constant and so you know it's just and we're win and frankly you know we're a winning team right. Yeah Yeah so well WELL HIS AC I we're getting close time If if somebody's interested in your book leader farming how would we find it. And I'll try to put something in the shown it's on Amazon trail linked to yeah so appreciate that. AH YEAH LEADER FARMING DOT COM and I'm going to create a special page for your listeners. we're working on that this week and it's going to be Leader Farming Dot com slash veteran owned the move and we'll have a couple offers on there and one of those being A free copy plus US shipping. So if you just pay shipping. I'll gladly send you a free paperback copy of Lear farming. That's awesome I appreciate it and Zach you if somebody Where where where do you live publicly? Somebody interested some again out of the military. We'll talk about chick-fil-a whatever it may be her how would they go about finding you. Yes so I I live Off Physically live in rock. Mark Georgia. But you know I've got all all my social media handles are at the leader farmer so And then you know at the leader farmer on facebook instagram twitter you're linked in and then One of the offers that I'm an offer your listeners. As well as in twenty twenty I'm GonNa launch a virtual virtual over using zoom gonNA launch a virtual aunt V- I call the vet premier incubator. So you know just just really in as many people want to join that as possible. It's it's it's GonNa be free I'm GONNA offer it just for veterans And and so that will be live on the site for veteran on the move as well and And it's just going to be a a probably bi weekly or bi monthly so so twice twice a month and for those that can't join it live They'll be recording. That'll be posted. And you can just listen in but I'm gonNA have people just email me. You know questions about whether Chick-fil-a or starting a business or anything like that like I just my heart is to help veterans and And I really WanNa do that and so yeah I'm GonNa WanNa Watch this Veteran near incubator in twenty twenty. That's Awesome Zach. I appreciate it Phenomenal all story. Great Success Story Dropped a lot of golden nuggets in value bombs throughout SOS. It was a great episode. I appreciate it. We'll look forward Lord to senior future success and maybe have you on the show back into the year or two now right. Sounds good. Thank you so much joe you bet. These veterans are asking listening a veteran on the move. Your Pathfinder freedom if you like to show leave us a review and I tunes reviews. Views are always greatly appreciated so until next time. This veteran is Oscar Mike.

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"It's beautiful military mind for seven of March two thousand one but we'll take a look in the past week view of the military mind unbiased and not you're reading. Let's move this week show. We'll be looking please topic from last week. We all draft since UNCONSTITUTIONAL CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS CASES ON. We'll take a look and see what they're saying. One got super wasn't so super after all take a look and see both sides of our thing and how they feel about what the outcome was. A doesn't mean Super Rona buyers or not evolve action nothing record. You want the actress thing in some of the myths misconceptions and I've actually burning interesting back off on that signal beach. Gratefully my opinion free to join in the mall. The witness love put up Land Rover out there and podcast live on their mind. Baseball will be interacting. Sleep live by. It's very mind on facebook. Writers STAB 'EM DOT COM. You're reading yawn. Started right after this fringe. 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All of goals hearings to once a year United States GonNa stop dropping them into the military nineteen seventy-three but every male must still register for grab when he turns eighteen. The Supreme Court upheld male only draft ninety eighty one at a time when women were not eligible for combat roles when it became eligible two thousand fifteen. Us Ray Miller. Saturday changed his ruling last year. Were those on constitutional. That's not clear. When the Appeals Court panel offering Blake's about three weeks before federal commission is scheduled to release a final report and recommendations on the ground and the women should be required to register at whether other changes are needed. The commission's chairman former Republican U S representative Joe Heck of Nevada as publicly supported requiring women. Dirigiste for the draft. Commission's been buying this case progresses Making their work all the more relevant in the sentence statement email Monday Pavitt Commission is scheduled to release its report on March twenty fifth near Buford military mind will be keeping track of that since the military personnel veterans Large gathering. We'll be keeping track. See how this comes out. There's a lot of things out. There among veterans military personnel about drafting women women being involved in combat operations. We'll get into those on this show one day. Mcewen for my listening group out. There would like to get into that and see all the bodies being like John Declares but as far as the appeal court Goes on to say that. The federal appeals court remains to one on whether or not an all male military draft is unconstitutional there citing a decades spring court ruling family. I've held a similar graphics. Gershon ruled it was constitution Three members of Circuit Court of Appeals. Sitting make me wonder previous spring quote ruling upheld the male only drafter extraction system. Mark Angeliki a an attorney for the National Coalition for brought forth lot Seton Kemp to raise awareness about the way. Sex discrimination affects men and boys wanted out the lawsuit. Pretty women being allowed to participate combat roles and Baluchi also added that lower courts are not bound out Beta precedents. Circumstances have seen the. Us Justice Department lawyer. Karen Murray disagreed arguing. Lower Courts cannot overrule. Supreme Court pointed out. The congressman overseas the military graph process has mandated. The women. Marie also pointed out of Congress has additional consideration. When deciding if they feel there should be mandated take into account the equipment facilities run grafted unique number two min two thousand fifteen. The Pentagon announced all combat roles of be open to women the US has had a military draft since nineteen seventy three during the Vietnam War under current law women and volunteer to serve in the military but aren't required to register. All adult men must bridge to within thirty days. Your eighteenth birthday or risk losing eligibility for student aid gap bringing government jobs blot federal judge in Texas rule that the all male military draft is unconstitutional. Two thousand might need this lives. Fear but a federal commission stated release if I'm report recommendations on the ground the commission's decision whether women should be required Richard the again talks about revenue. Joe Heck formerly of Nevada as of course probably the sport requiring registration women and see how it goes on Tuesday. The altering mind will pick up on it and gave me what their decision is now in my point of view if young ladies out there one of participating combat arms. They want to support their country. I think they should be required. Also ridden for the draft. Just like this is their country. Much they want equal time very equal access and equal by all means. That's what's one registering for draft bills along with we have registered. You should also. Several other countries have already got now. Mandatory Service requirements that w both men and women. Israel's a prime example both our men and women serve two year Com snow reason why the United States team. That's my point of view on that. The bouncer has the wall not love to have your views. Stevenson Anthony via a M M zero zero dot com address both Novum facebook page for very mind right. Now I'd like to welcome Paul Havlicek bolsters Larry Stipend Bread Max. Gillan thrash lied Euro Onboard. Watching longer said this once during World War First. Food recording podcast. So we're wasn't we'll get into the next segment. What are you seeing a parade? You see children with their families clapping and laughing. What do you see when he walks by? Do you see his struggle. His path his fight. You see him when he walks. He walks alone when he stands. He stands by himself but he stands knowing the force of the VFW. America's largest organization of combat veterans has his back we are the VFW and no one does more segment. I thought about Super Tuesday was it so super according to what is being said by one particular person part of the squad. Democrats are fine little Alexandria Cossio pens. She claims by overperform Super Tuesday because his campaign things low expectations. Okay will figure that one out here. She had said early morning team out in box news with Joe Biden and over performed in this week Super Tuesday primaries because in faced low expectations going into the contest he'd surrogate for Biden's chief rival for the Democratic president's nomination said sweet. Us Representative Ives Andrea Castle. Court CORTES THE NEW YORK. Back Semi Bernard Senator Bernie Sanders for president made the comments interview Wednesday with CNN's Visco Komo constant said the sanders campaign her to be good sports about Biden. Strong bear the polls. That see claim the former vice-presidents restoring representative moment not a movement. Sanders team left reeling this week. After Biden pulled off wins in states building Massachusetts Minnesota Texas for Sambo's expected to be well signed sanders. Meanwhile was home state of Vermont as well. As COLORADO UTAH delegate. Rich Prize of finds the installer landslide. South Carolina win on their work. Twenty nine and seventy dollars in the race. But Senator Senator Amy Klobuchar be Minnesota and former South Bend. Indiana mayor bitter hedge each woman doors fighting elections for the coach or making that decision in the seventy two hours before Super Tuesday. You have these dramatic developments that is compelling but that isn't a rent it was a moment is not necessarily a movement cancelled quickness Domo Contra. She claimed sanders than building a real movement of years arguing his strong support among Latinos Book Critical States and play in November general election of Sanders openly. When's the party's nomination SAR part of Super Tuesday Biden yet to win a state race station for the Iwa fitted anger insulting in that Bush? Back Against Oko cost court Rations our knowing voter didn't show up for sanders onto the young people. You are promising to the party that you can bring in. Didn't go anywhere he door. How do you explain that? Within the optimism after Super Tuesday polls showed Sanders continued to struggle with Abbott American sport. And that voter turnout among those under thirty with down in most states the senator admitted you disappointed with the data turnout among young voters. Gooden EXCEED ONE PERCENT IN ANY STATE. Investi closer get ten percent several NPR report. Cossio court this yesterday. With the percentage of young voters California that Sanders won via lot might have been higher but are reported the doted on the thirty metabolic. Eleven percent of the turnout though come with said that while Sanders campaign wanted to win around sixty percents of super delegates in any received it may receive. Boettcher forty four and five depending Californian by Friday. Evening Biden had six hundred sixty four delegates to Sanders. Five hundred seventy three voting some super geeky delegates still to be allocated according insist oppress. Well we can't get too greedy sometimes massive port that has left. It's greedy business. Law answered everything can get the butcher at a disadvantage into a convention. The Breath Biden's minister wing Tuesday that went from deep South New England Midwest and Texas stunned politicos especially given that he defeated standards and stage for Biden Marin no ads and visit single time during the game thing so by van der up the Bernie Sanders scheme which my viewpoint is a really interesting situation kind of torn on this whole situation near. I do not suppose socialism whatsoever mom but I also don't support medical parties undermining candidates from they're trying their hardest. I give Bernie. Sanders is Kudos. I deserve these run a hard campaign. He's been out there who's been everywhere. L. Man suffered a heart attack. It's still can in Roland or Biden. Remember what day it was. We've heard from president trump to we don't have much on him for superfood superbowl. That's pretty much he's his nomination is all I can say at this point your model instead of Alabama. Why Math? We had one person on their running against Brown. And I've never heard of the mandate solve the balance. So that's the kind of things we've got going on. Gop side but on the democratic side being the big story. It's GonNa be an interesting Ron so no. It was not a Super Tuesday. Barring Sanders can serve as a super duper though Biden. One of those were also we can. Do I watch and see what happens down? I wish the best for all of them. I'm not gonNA steer any of them. They do some crazy things out there. I think they'll biden needs to get his past the Bar League. Marcus fate in this. I call circuits actually is and Bernie Sanders who's tobacco on some of these socialists. Going on These not gonNA gain the support. The older Americans that are the primaries Google Holders of the keys right now we fall through years of socialization a lot of veterans out. There we have been in these countries for socialism. Ask As bannon devastation. That's so Bernie. You've got a big deal to find their by. Have my way I'm GONNA be around. I don't need no matter how you bring or how good you make. It look older vest with his. Maybe we're GONNA ask and all that sounds like a better way informed mid educate them don't signed Dr. We don't need that. That's not what we're built on not what we aren't enough on that one segment they're going to segment three. Bruna virus short breaking news. Dot Net is a short newsletter. Every weekday with everything you need to know about podcasting and on demand you can subscribe free at News Dot Net for new podcast launches company changes stats and no waffle in fact pods donated. So we'll free. It's really short just like this promo long at some of the BS. I saw from these actions. It doesn't I don't know how to describe. It really really just blew my mind what I read a lot of these. Antibiotics are against having vaccination. We've all heard the the main issues with it. I say that it causes autism that if destroys the immune system and various other stories ninety of their stuff has been been monk debunked by both the medical community. The scientific community and people in general have dealt with. I mean for years. We have gotten vaccinations. And yes there are should any medical procedures not or their vaccination surgical procedure in vaccines are one of the safest things and they have eliminated major diseases across the board in our countries especially in the United States This one case got and that's the only thing I can call him is a doctor out of Out of England that is a big push of the NFL? Vacs movement won't often bushing was pushing the autism pace the vaccines especially Emaar Monson. Is the election causes autism in the studies. That were out. He was just paper in the Lancet and they kind of went with it because he was at the time of respect the docking and then they got the local into it going investigations and discovered is able actually full of BS home tests and things like that were not weren't done properly now a lot As a worn out in some of these favors the World Health Organization the CDC various things like that they wanted out that yes there are issues with things like that happen not necessarily above disposed in their health but because their body just reacted help happen. But it's such a miniscule number across the board across the operation like one in one million have a reaction of axons and has a serious react now. Everybody has some kind of reaction. Did A little red spot there. On your arm Might have a little bit of beaver. Both we go through that with flu vaccine. It's actually trying to activate your Youn- system but those are minor. They are reactions that they're very very minor compared to the benefits of how vaccines are. How actually mortgage now these their pollution that Now is supposed to be a with Rona virus. The Vaccine Dumbbell river thing. It's another way for the government that control man who track them and to force them into A Zombie like state so they can be controlled by the by the governments of the different countries. This is how crazy whistles dot with his Anthrax Vaccine Movement You can look this up all over The Internet behind ball story on their Out ABOUT SEVENTEEN. Different facebook pages that are supported by an antibacterial movement. And they are so full of all kinds of of the ball Bleach treatments and Bobby. I extremely high notions of Vitamin C. Some of those are so they're actually did. This is the kind of thing used to be putting out so it's dangerous but they are pushing back real hard on the Vaccines Brown of our chief. Lebron Avar and they think it's going to be government old. They don't want to be told what to do. Great I understand that sometimes you gotta use commonsense and think about what's good for my kids there's Hashtag out there. Dr Speak Up on twitter. This has been hijacked by the Anti Vaccine Mood in there. The doctors are doing the best. Traffic combat misinformation is going out across this splitter. I don't use twitter that much. I'm really not a whole. This is I'll go into story here that has come out about it. It's rather than omitted. Come out of newsroom. Yesterday says the ASHTEC doctor speak of its trending on twitter because NF actors have hijacked. The HASHTAG started doctors. Doctors Zubin Damani rates online. Content of the name is Z. God MVP started the Hashtag. Doctor speak up moving to speak out against and I buy share misinformation online. The movement is inspired by the backlash and death threats that Dr Nicole Baldwin received after her doc video about vaccines went viral. And I watched this video. And she's actually pointing out all the vaccines through our live These is lives have done. Good it's really good. Really good video yields to younger generation. That these antics are didn't like it they they. She actually received threats over this the after demanding runoff facebook go baldwin a eighty dared the support vaccination tiptop through a coordinated attack from the Anti Vaccine Coal. Putting death threats. There is why we all should be fighting back. Were ASHTEC doctors. But the Anti Vaccine Movement hijack the Hash Day shared potion. Dulling follower disrupted bifurcating plus including. When will Hashtag Dr Streak up that Vaccines Armond Hill Children? And why don't ASHTEC DOCTOR SPEAK UP THE VACCINES HARM? Many of patients. These kind of attacks people are putting out the The poster also claims Hashtag was started by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although started by Dr Damania who feel that donated with the aid. Anti vaccine moving is using Hashtag at the AP Anna's local branches questions recommend motion vote Fake News Week. Dr Dominion Hijack and gets an act of desperation on their part because they're they've never seen physicians and healthcare professionals so united it works to our advantage because it makes it easier to identify and block anti vaccine cult members on twitter and other social media's fouls. Beh built on state that we combat misinformation spread by the Anti vaccine and I- science by speaking out educating and focusing our efforts on those questions but haven't been radicalized by misinformation online. We ignore lot. Don't engage with their and I've Ivax pulp effectively platforming Dr Baldwin shared the actually movements. Both here and said this photo of Allah antibiotics near the operates back. Dr Speak Up was started by Dr Zuma Dominion with PD version or member of the American. The aware and I've actors don't like Ashtec met twitter standing together speaking up. It is really crazy. I compare them through. Green beans and In Kifah things of this nature as me if you to go there just as deadly in a passive way Trying to convince be will not get vaccinated though. I expect people to go in there and just every vaccine under the Sun. No use nonsense. Your doctor won't see wants to go. Camping victory is it. They'll do the best akin to make sure your kids park me to this but don't buy into his anti factor While art. It's really not good on. It's been proven over. Decades backseat work. I did find out this. Anti vaccine has been going on almost two hundred years Earth Acsi wherever discovered have been doing the same thing only had has gotten so much worse in some more vile violent. Tom In the past decade or so because of social medium has got his good points on. Fortunately routes like this is a good points. Do bad things though. Look into this. Get yourself educated understand. What's going on with it if you don't like like vaccines that your choice but do it went educated standpoint. Don't just blindly follow some of these nutcases out there There's even one guy went as as the day just to see what it without Steph. No medical qualifications. He has no no advanced education of high school. And I think the alley and this goes with inflammation that finds wherever and what's not there to site vaccines so I encourage. People be informed the educated making decisions the right way. Don't follow the nut jobs in the colts movie essence going on and I WANNA come back. We'll get into segment for which is going to be primarily my opinion about the the Bernie Biden and trump's wall out there. Hang tight with me. Be Writing. Right back the battlefield. 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I do not charge anybody for If you have group out there whether it'd be veteran's suicide prevention or any non profit organization you would like to have them showcased on my show and haven't ad run by all means. Send that to me at the. F. Eight M two ZERO ZERO DO MEL DOT COM and. We'll get him on the show. We'll give them a spot on them for several times I love doing the free stuffer for the organizations and making sure they have a voice out there to These are big organizations not belong to American Legion. Do Support on the roads. So of course I'M GONNA put those out there Couple more folks Going here on on the show Fred maxine good brand wonderful brother. Gary Indiana went to school with him. Welcome Fred I'm glad you're with and thank you for the kudos brother Errol my wife has joined make wherever? She's running around in down chuckle author. David we welcome aboard gentlemen and a long time since. I've seen you to see up on here. My cousin creases joined us on board or eight. I love CNN But Yeah if you have a nonprofit one advertise on your send it to me Fred shoot me an email. Give me for the schools if if you have a business of course. I jar this. But that's if money if you have a business you'd like to have on many male we'll get some conversations going off offline and we'll get that so for you right now we'll get into the the Bernie Biden and trump economy of course as we know there's Erna past few days especially since superfood. There's been a lot of questions about deal Biden. Mohel then a lot of off the wall comments about it We see things going author on on with Joe. Vice-president Biden bopper during this segment is basically my opinion by the three bandits the lead residential election the self proclaimed Socialist Bernie Sanders from the Democrat. The Ansett mine career politician Joe Biden and Brash egocentric real estate mogul politician now president. Donald trump now we as Americans faced they. Restaurant rather unusual election cycle. The Joyce we have extremely diverse have already moved to be divisive. A lot of the divisiveness that I see and is promoted is either false or exaggerated the during our mainstream media outlets both left and right have specific dentist to promote and in this day and age did not own side with the will wishes average American American citizen. It is usually an agenda sought by the corporations that own the media. Let's all the handlers of the candidate. The ethnic agenda that aside the individual candidates have not lengthened solve the molding. The will of their constituents. Either they have. What you want doesn't really sink. You believe some moods. Are you so enamored with the celebrity fight? You are willing to let them make serious national decisions that are not in your best interest. Are you willing to let go? Are you willing to let them going in actually in blindside awesome? Let's look at each entity. Each leading candidate and what they stamper widely but educate ourselves purposes only about each candidate. Not just what they see on social media the most most current rally that is by the way broadcast by the mainstream media. Don't take just sound bites you ear on the TV and accept. That is the gospel that can be spun to whatever particular media outlet needs to be looked more and listen to the entire in context. Bernie Joe Donald continue the snipe and Deneen each other trying to rude. They are the better candidate. Our country don't get caught up all the childish antics. Those are distractions from the bigger picture. They will make outlandish accusations to each other and leave us wondering if it's even worse time it is worth the time especially if you ignore the antics educate yourself facts. Policies that we candidate in. You can make an educated decision on our facebook page. You make an accusation or disparaging remark about it candidate. And it doesn't matter who it is while they're it's by or sanders or trump or over shaw or worn or it doesn't who it is you make a disparaging remark about the mandate. You must be able to back it. Up with LAX group will evidence be able to bend your remarks physician? Maybe it's about time we did the same politicians on the show. This thing I tried to get into. I try to research everything I can. I try not to promote the BS. Going out there now. I've should show today that. I'm concerned about the social antics of socialistic. And it's of Bernie Sanders and I you know. And that is a fact that is find himself the a social at some of this things that he does is socialist based I. I'm concerned about the health of Joe. Biden has made some major gaps that everybody even his own party is seen now my best. My best recommendation is still it yourself. Checkout WE MAKE OUR VETERANS. Get ourselves checked out the mental abilities. Note the fastest ins things of that nature. Why don't we make our politicians do the same district president? Donald Trump. Somebody AAC witter account away from it. I love back in as long does what he wants to do a lot of times. He interacts the same way. Me and you do worse off the table. We're sitting at Boston beer somewhere. They all talk the same way but as president needs and that with bopper etiquette so openly one of his anglers lungs as reach up. There's national honor of his stop not necessarily being truthful. But a lot of things and spits out there over exaggerated and don'ts before he has all the facts. A prime example is the D. B. I. Everybody with behind about spewing out what the level of TB. I was the Morocco attacking Iraq Afghanistan bordering on my show just a few days later. Not all that information phones out. Certain jumped the gun before he had everything in his ends. Give a proper response so please. Mr President has thank before you leave. Make sure you have all the information you need and Godspeed. That's from my my little steeler. In my opinion closing. WanNa give a little Disdain history I'm Gonna I'M GONNA back by my lovely wife. Carol bring this to my attention on this day on March seventh nineteen forty five league thanks. Us third core part of the US army reached the Rhine River Opposite Ramadhan and they found lindores bridge. They're damage but still standing. Droops are immediately rushed across a bridge. It is firmly established during that day. We know that today is the Bridge Remagen the Brick Ramadhan other elements of the burst of us. Birth army complete the capture alone units of the US twelve or from the US. Army can dance rapidly. Now that gives little segue into our unit of the day and our unit of the day today is the US Army The first United States Army was activated in France in August nineteen eighteen under the command of General John. Pershing as America's first number Army First Army engaged to major operations. The reduction of the Saint and also salient east of Bergen. And the great news are gone offensive west of her done after world. War wanted an actor short period of occupation in Europe I army deactivated thank nineteen and in reactivated at Four Day New York in nineteen thirty three birch armies new mission of training and readiness match as mission on D Day. Johnson's nineteen forty four. With General Omar Bradley Commanding Burst Armstrong. Landed on UTAH. Beach is normally. I army establishing oppressive record I and war thirty on the beaches of Normandy and burst into Paris and of course as I mentioned In nineteen forty five securing the remote bridge though after World War. Two First Army records was on governors island in New York on January. One thousand nine hundred six first and second armies murdered army or four doors Jamie Marilyn in one thousand nine hundred. Seventy three urged army transition from an art active army organization to one dedicated bring the readiness of the reserve components once again in one thousand nine hundred eighty three rare patient place. Second Army was reactivated at Fort. Gillian Georgia and assume responsibility for their thought matters. And some states do territories formerly belonging to the farming in Nineteen ninety-one Fourth Army was the activated and it seven. Midwest mistakes became part of First Army in Nineteen Ninety five or family love. Bought me was reorganized at Fort Organ and on January sixteen thousand six first Army's mission expanded Training Readiness Oversight and mobilization all army reserve and Army National Guard units within the mentally matter states anthem. Us oradours birth assume that their army which was transformed the US army ignored assuming nationwide responsibility but homelands weary within its role armed adult keyboard and Malta Component Headquarters one division to support the eastern United States. Haven't support the western United States. First Army Vision Westwood at Park Colorado and today they quarters is located at hood. Texas or division East is activated on March. Seventy seven music were first division. East doesn't Sandwich army order like training and Readiness Oversight Mobilization Operations Bern areas responsibility spending one seven states and territories east of Mississippi. The division mission provide trained ready for this battle. Commanders worldwide military operations the multi component they to find nearly six thousand active duty reserve the on. Nash Dr Soldiers and civilians. It's the division organized eight Brigades located throughout the United States. The fellow battalions relations currently operates three Mobile Training Center. Look Theater Ampato bettering the end Shelby Mississippi on Joint Base Wire Dick's liquor Newton for those of us have deployed. You're both recently and asked. Let's say since nine eleven and enjoyed the wonderful organization of First Army And I will eat it all. So that's our unit of the day I army. They argue that they have a hard gathered. Do they got a lot of men to put their side? Do have to give him credit. My closing thoughts the day show. We really need to Incheon and educators out there on the things that are going on in the world in politics in medicine everything that we come in in contact with Obviously policies that may affect our lives are lively would whether we'll being drafted considering adding other acid have to be able to be informed. We don't WanNA fall along with. We have a lot of that going on. We've got we've got a edge off and when we educate ourselves to educate friends are family orchids or need to get back where where we were before we actually learn. Thanks to pass things down A lot of people call it tribal knowledge. That travel knowledge is on screw. That's how we make our country what eventually it's written down. Sometimes it gives the loss and found its disbanded but we need the sells a. We got to stop our country from being you lemons over the following things. We know unauthorized. So with that I virtually everybody on board angry with me for this this period off near for almost an hour. I really really appreciate it if you like what? I've done out there what I'm doing if the sears loan firm. Burma file Scindia a message on facebook in email at the F. A. M M zero zero zero dot com on my facebook page. I have a website. Go by their. You know remind dot COM Send your comments again. If you like what you're seeing your body tell your friends about it. This is what I enjoy doing. I try to make it as an omen as Bosnian. Not Try to be as I'm not necessarily trying to make it centers but I'm going to give everybody atomic ingredients that foldable sides unless they screwed up. It's like I told somebody last week. Emily board come to our politics. I used to say not my circuits. Not My mom's not so much anymore. This is our surface of those people. Were looking at the office our monkeys. Let's make sure we get the right. Monkey and outright will let ringleader in the run this bid surface so until next week. I'll be strictly on a podcast. Released on Saturn's somewhere around one o'clock in the afternoon simple standard. Donald released the podcast and once a month. We'll try to do this. Live or people. Join US Britney welcome aboard by going up and to all those of order talked to and Called out and thank I thank you again for being here. Y'All have a great thing and God. 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CAP Cast 26Jun20

The Coastal Athlete Program

34:19 min | 3 months ago

CAP Cast 26Jun20

"Welcome to the coastal athlete programs bent by Apex Predator Athletic Trainer Today Survive Tomorrow, now, life in Monterey, Bay. Here's your health. What would the captain asked? The date is the twenty sixth of June, two thousand and twenty. Here are all the way to stories from around the world. Joe. What do you got for us? From the lifeguarding in coastal news, absolutely nothing the Oceans Close Nam. Kidding actually got a lot of different things now that summer's actually opening up here. Wolf start over on the east coast, because this should be your neck of the woods, ship and I'm probably going to have to ask her some help for the name of this beach. But headline is mother. Son Rescued from San Collapse on set Beach Nas. It nonetheless it not set beach and Cape Cod. Like Noah set no set. Orleans fire chief g off, deering, said firefighters and seasonally emt station at the beach were called the help. The entire whole was about six feet deep, and a male was sitting in the bottom of it when the same collapsed and trapped him in also trapped in the woman, deering said. Articles The teen was buried up to his mid torso, and his mother was up to her waist. I was a very delicate process when it came to the sand. We have to do it very carefully, so it doesn't continue to caps, and on the people took about eleven crewmembers twenty minutes to dig them all out and appeared in the two people were not seriously injured. And was really about it. Super Lucky. Yes, Super Lucky! A lot of people don't realize it when you get buried in sand, you actually get crushed to death. Because every time you breathe out that sand, those little grains of sand. You're taking every like millimeter that you're giving so for example it construction workers and stuff like that. They're taught to fill their lungs up with as much as they can in puff their chest out for as long as they can. Because once their chest gets fully collapsed. It will never be able to expand again unless they get dug out. If makes sense to the. The listeners at home so this was a really scary situation. You know it's that time of year where a lot of people are getting out going to the beach, especially following their lockdowns, if you're going to play around and be bearing each other in the sand, here's a little. Here's a little safety piece of advice. Berry someone on top of the sand. Never dig into the sand and bury someone there, because if that hard seeing around them collapses, it could be a catastrophe pretty quick, Joe, you ever seen somebody, get buried or crushed to death at the beach. I don't think I've seen some crush to be dead on the beach, but I definitely seen people get buried by their own stupidity or Using military intelligence very themselves because they think that's a good idea to dig a ten foot pole and to the sand. And Yeah I. Don't think a lot of people take into account that you can just scoop sand up from the top layer and just put it on top of someone and still and get the same effect. Very people such a weird concept. Like why are we jumping I? Mean unless you can make fun. Mermaid body on them with like sandwiches warms. It's warm and gets out of the wind and like little kids. It's fun and stuff like yeah, from Cassini like. Go ahead. Go ahead, sorry. Why have a story about that? So we have family friends and one of their nephews was actually I think in Fort Bragg this like ten years ago, and he must have been like seven or eight, and he was digging in the sand. Nobody knew. That he should be in the hole was bigger than him in ended up collapsing in on him, and he ended up dying. So. As crazy. I. Feel like it's a no brainer because sand most I. don't want to victim blame anybody because it's awful to get trapped in San. That sounds terrifying, but. seem so loose. You know what you know. What I mean would attending the thing about Santa's. That is highly variable right like within a four foot column of sand, there could be loose sand on top, a different composition of sand lower down like if you cut into the beach. It's just like any other piece of the earth. There's layers to the game, but there's. There's there's two different ways of being buried in sand right? There's the way that little kids do it for fun. which is long ways, and then there's the way that's used for torture, which is to bury somebody vertically in the sand, and that's why it's also also see out in the desert or or in certain places. It was used as a method of torture. Yet or These of course of course, fire, ants, or the Scorpions or whatever else. But the big difference is that if it's actually more dangerous to be buried in soft sand than hard sand, because hard, sandy least has some level of shape and form, and usually has a lot of moisture trapped in it, whereas soft sand is like it's a Boa constrictor effect, it'll just slowly choke you out. I'm sorry to hear that a friend of yours passed away that way they're. Glad you mentioned that before I, six degrees of for Darwin Award but. Well. No, you're right though. It wasn't a friend who was six degrees of separation. Basically like I've never met the kid I just heard it happening like you know. A cautionary tale that appear it tells you like so and so's nephew died this way, so don't go digging around in the sand. 'cause my brother used to just take you know what I mean. What kids like today it's. It's a weird thing, but kids like Dixon. Got Us to stop taking up backyard. For the record, it's not weird to WANNA. Get Holes as a kid. It's weird when you're a grown man. Over eighteen years old beginning aid to dig holes into throw rocks. That's when it Kinda gets weird. Especially in the you machineguns. Where do Joe Stop? Talking, Shit about the infantry, I'm sick and tired. Of these veiled. Listeners that are offended by that type of comment. You know if you're like. I have a deep fear of going under the earth whether it'd be like in a subway tunnel. It triggers like a really deep level of anxiety, but that's primarily because I. Remember Learning at a very young age about to to construction workers who suffocated? In, like three and a half feet, sand, and it just it put a whole new level of terror, and in my world to stop man that's. It doesn't even to consider this. Are Sand cliffs here in San Diego Collapse a full out? It's been there for hundreds of years randomly. KLOPP's so even when it solid standstill moves, and you know what those laser like so yeah, it's you can thank your hard sand and all of a sudden you hit a soft spot and yet you're screwed especially in that soft sand. That's stuff warriner quake. Yep, that will definitely get you he wants to. I noticed that unfortunately. And we unfortunately had a marine veteran and a three-time Paralympian pass away Angela masten. mazed in Masdar icee horribly wrong so hopefully somebody can correct me properly. She was working to become the first peril, pelagic and oldest woman to row the Pacific Ocean. was declared dead last Monday by US coastguard. Basically she was about sixty days into her paddle. She was about halfway between Los. Angeles and Honolulu, it appears which were destination was. She was checking in every few days every few hours with either a wife filmmaker someone else via satellite communication of sorts, and it sounded like some time on Sunday morning she didn't check in when she was supposed to. Families her getting concerned productions crew got concern. They ended up getting all the coastguard coastguard got a hold of a ship that was nearby. They were able to see them. Ship or an aircraft were able to see for, and then they recover founder deceased in the no, the ocean hasn't really said. What was going on with her out there and such sound like the trip was going well. On to be of a note, she was marine. She ended up having a serious back injury when she was in the Marine Corps, and subsequently she had corrective surgery at the va that went completely wrong became a paraplegic. She really embraced in leaned into that and became A. Bronze medalist in both rowing and shop. So that's why she was rowing across the Pacific Ocean flatly loan, because she has a lot of experience, rowing sounds like that was her thing and. So Super Super Sad and she also I believe was the first paraplegic, and maybe even the first openly gay athlete. So Oh and the oldest Paralympian to do so. So! That's law, said news unity, obviously huge loss. My guess would be that they that she set out from my neck of the woods. Usually those those canoes that tried to paddle to Hawaii. They tend to leave for Monterey I believe because they try to ride the the trade current out there It's it's you know there's really not much to say about this of the net is. It's I'm sorry to see her go. I am very happy that she went. You know to the belly of Poseidon. You know what I mean like there are. Are Worse. Places to die than surrounded by nature and I've been out I've been out in that part of the woods more than a few times, usually on ships about ten times, the length height and width of hers, but you know it's humbling, even on something that big I can only imagine what her final days hours were like being surrounded by that kind of kind of water must've been chewy inspiring. It is she definitely is and I'm I'm grateful deal the share story about a marine which was better circumstance. So Danny have you heard about? These people rhone across the ocean before. I have it, but. She sounds like a real bad ass. Terrifying. Like like what kind of boat is it because what happens when you get to gnarly waves? Serve you. Joe You want you got it? I'll let you go this. I I did believe the article, said something about about a sixteen foot. Maybe I don't think it's sixteen probably about sixteen football. It's it's called. I believe it's called a canoe technically, but it's really not. It's more close to a about picture. An open flat deck in the middle with two raised cabins, putting huge air quotes there in other words like places that you can sleep away from the elements and store gear, essentially like access to the hull where like the communications equipment medical equipment food fresh water. Emergency escape vessel all that other stuff. That's all going to be contained there and that rack is. My understanding is that there's a rack in there that you essentially strap into If the waves get really bad, although depending on whether you can topside or not, it's generally easier to avoid seasickness by being topside, but you get out there and you're getting tossed around like you're basically in an unsinkable thing getting getting chucked and gutted. It Ain't easy I'll tell you that much, and and you're rowing the whole time there is no. There is no solar powered engine. There's nothing like that. It's it's is rudder in an that I. think unless I'm mistaken again. I haven't seen this particular device, but usually there's foot pedals that control the rudder, and then the person will either sit facing forward or backward, depending on what particular like they can row, facing either direction and still create forward motion. They have like a way. It's engineer, so they're really really interesting, interesting devices, and if I was not married not in. Amends tough thing to say. If I was in a different place in my life a place where I was. More eager to spend an extended period of time alone more to put myself up against like the ultimate challenge. I can totally understand the appeal of doing something like that where I am right now. That idea terrifies me. How long would that take? Months. Article said she was sixty days in only halfway between La Honolulu so. She's several months I. Don't I knew. A Guy paddled the Atlantic on a stand up paddle and I think that was five months in like almost six months long it was like five months and three weeks or something like that. Again, not just to stand up paddle board and a paddleboard STANDA. Air quotations with an internal cabin where you can sleep like it. Okay, we're really stretching the limits of the words canoe and stand up paddle still though it's a very very impressive, it refers to the method of locomotion. So in other words scanned up in the middle of the boat and paddle on the outside of it. Yet, Joan my rights don't take longer than doing this. Traditionally stand up. paddles are slower than prone paddlers and prone paddlers are slower than the actual rowers, so that's in the paddling world from what I understand. The ocean ship probably knows a little pattern I do. He's more of the paddler than I am I. Don't use paddles yet with paddling. You use everything you're. You're pushing through your feet. You're gauging hamstrings. You're engaging your core. You're engaging your hip flexor. Kinda like what we talked about before we got on the air. It's just possible to use more muscular units to generate force with PAT like a sitting and rope, than it is necessarily from any of the other positions for example when you do a stand up paddle, you're applying all that force, but just into one side. When you're growing, you're able to apply force on both sides of the boat so that you're kind of generating, you're transferring more of that force into generating locomotion. Does that make any sense at all or I just blurted out. What happened your? Commits up. would be one if it makes sense to him. Well I I've one last thing in your neck of the woods, and I believe I believe we might have talked to a please tell me this isn't about death. Actually it's not. Actually. This morning Joe. It has been super dark. It's Kinda. Left this one at the end. the Perron Ian Specifically Tony New noon years Nunez News Nunez I'll actually say this name right for one day of the week. WHO also is the managing editor of the Peruvian? A Hole Birdie told me also. They are reporting that. Santa, Cruz City and county are no longer enforcing beach restrictions from what I understand the middle of April or the end of April beach restrictions went into effect in Santa. Cruz county where you were not supposed to be on the beach in the water between eleven and eleven am and five PM. It sounds like that is completely gone out the window because in the article talked about. They have a hard time enforcing that. Yet the exact words of the county officer Gail Newell is quote. People are not willing to be governed anymore. End Quote. A right. I'm math. And because the enforcement of that rule was always super like all over the place, because you're allowed to use the beach for outdoor recreation, but they were issuing tickets to some people who were like sitting on the beach, even if they were resting between sats, like for example, if you like responding up water, just kind of laying there getting your breath, the cops were coming up in hassling. You depending on where you were Danny Woodhead, ABC anybody getting getting clipped up over this? Yeah so I went for a walk. By the capital village it by the way every time I go walk on Capitol Hill legitimize. What an come walk over here! So many tourists. No, it's so crowded in. It smells like farts anyway sign of support. Was Tony you eat outside on the beautiful St. The forty thrilling circuits. So I went down to the beach one time one day by myself just to jump in the water. And I saw the cops walking around. Telling people like Oh. You have to get up in my move around. In some people saw the calls from far away that I stood up. Insert throwing a Frisbee new. Poll you just have to keep an eye out for someone in all black. And, then just get up and start throwing a ball, which I, if it was such a dumb rule, because in my head on like it's easier to stay socially distancing yourself sitting down in a group that he came with rather than everyone spreading out. You know what I mean. In running around. Joe Are you laughing for the same reason I'm laughing. I'm just thinking in my head. That's the same thing we do in San Diego except we do. It was Solo Cups and not drinking on the beach. Oh. I thought you were talking about like. Last time I checked almost. Everyone's wearing all black at the surf spots. Actually technically in San, Diego, county. It's not just all black. You have to wear black wetsuits black helmet black booties. If you wear booties, if you're like that because we have weird rules in San Diego, not like Santa Cruz. Where you're man, guard gets taken if you booties. So you know I, what was going with that on the fuck that we get ice cream? Why would anyone where booties in San, Diego hot tub down there. wintertime it's cold. You know it gets. You know to the whole the upper fifty s. It's like. Fifty water temperature. It's colder. Summer test summer tents. He says. This is a funny little anecdote. I could pull out my. You know my favorite little Chris Farley out here. El Nino is exiting. Stage left and the La Nina is coming in, so it's going to be extra cold this year. Just lull something to think about for this next coming surf season this coming winter and don't expect the water to get warm this winter the summer. Other, not at your news for the day. Thanks Joe. All right well. I guess I'll catch everybody up on. What's been happening in sports? I have to eat my hat, which is not going to be fun. Major League Baseball. The Players Association and the owners have come to an agreement. Agreement in air quotes play a sixty game season beginning, July, twenty third MLB has also just recently given approval to all the teams to play up to three spring training games prior to the season getting underway. As people have heard me say on Kavkaz cast before I'm GonNa go on record and say it again. I think that this was a major mistake by Major League baseball to to force the season down. The players throats. The players made an agreement, but they do have a pretty large asterix in that they have some stringent health and safety guidelines that they expect to be met before they're going to be stepping into these facilities or continue to play. And, of course, all of these Games are subject to change now my understanding is MLB is not doing the bubble, which means some areas are going to have fans, and some won't so in Texas. The Texas Rangers may have ten thousand fans in the stands in the San, Francisco giants may not have any, so it'll be really interesting to see how this all works out. I anticipate this leading to a lot of labor problems down the road especially next year when the CBA expires. How you guys look at this? But if I was in a market that was struggling and we weren't allowed to have fans in the stands, and then I watched somebody else in my same division sell fifteen thousand tickets Yeah, that'd be that'd be pretty difficult to balance as far as cost. I wonder how the owners are going to settle that. Will like NASCAR. Were they just go to the areas where they can have some people at the venues? Because that's what NASCAR's doing right now like limited. Amount of fans at certain venues and they're going to certain tracks that they can actually bring fans into. Baseball. Different no because NASCAR is a special event that like everyone competes on the same field, whereas baseball has no intention of playing a bubble system. They're not doing what the NBA's doing were. Major league soccer's doing down at Disneyworld or not isolating the players. They're gonNA still be traveling town to town to town to town to play these games, which is kind of wild kind of Wile E, that's. I mean so far Bundesliga and Premier League have continued to make it work despite outbreaks the they're still travelling around, but it's really hard to compare a league in. Great Britain to a league that spread out across the continental us. I guess I just for C- Talking about this possible resurgence at the end of September October timeframe. And I just see the getting to the playoffs in the playoffs, getting Kabosh because of. Virus implications. That's why I say I don't know if it will go. If they start the season. Unless something really really bad happens. They will play the playoffs. The playoffs are the one thing that that's almost guaranteed to happen. Because that's where the owners make one hundred percent of the profits have no obligation to sharing it with the players. Whereas their contracts and things that they signed for the regular season. They have to share that money. So if the owners start a season and they're worried that the season might not have a full playoff run. My guess is that they would end the season early to start the playoffs early if that makes sense. Yes I. Guess I'm looking at governmental influence into that. we'll see I mean. The government had no influence over them shutting down the first time. So. Wait, so of course of if like Texas is a lot of people, the giants might appeal unhappy people. Is that an owner decision, or is that like a steak local ordinance? Not, even State It's local ordinance to like. The Rangers may be allowed to have fans and. The Astros may not be. Allowed, to have fans. So I'm here, the giants might not be allowed to have fans, but the as could have fans possibly in a weird universe. Theoretically I mean if Oakland change their their ordinances before San Francisco, did yes. Everybody listening at home. The Houston Astros cheated the Yankees cheated. Thank you. That's all I can. Get the because. covid nineteen, I don't want anybody to forget the fact that that all right gases cheated they stole from the game, and by the way Rob Manfred. My favorite, a man or my favorite league organizer in all of Sports, coming into the pandemic. Now my least favorite, he referred to the trophy, he referred to the world series trophy trophy as a piece of metal. Jackass. Anyway another baseball news. The Chinese president of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi told Andy Andrew Bet beggarly of the athletic that he anticipates a reduced volume of player transactions during the two thousand twenty season, both for his club as well as other clubs around the game. I don't know if you guys paid too much attention. In the last two years on has basically been wheeling and dealing trying to overhaul the giants. Minor League and Major League baseball operations programs. He's trying to get them more in line with the dodgers or Houston Astros style but that'll be interesting. It'd be nice. See the giants maybe not have I. Think it was like seventy. Four players played for them last year. Which is insane the major league level. Probably exaggerated that now how many people normally serve on a team in a year show? Like what are the average numbers run at like twenty? Forty man roster so like those forty players can cycle through the MLB team over the course of the year ad in three player is that maybe you acquire by transaction over the course of the make the big league level. And then at drops like maybe. Fifty fifty fifty five dudes, but the giants were like double that at least so they were probably up in the hundreds. Now that I think about it, they were they were acquiring guys for two and a half weeks giving them a chance to play seeing how they panned out, and then immediately moving them on from the system so. That's interesting. Yeah, it was it. Was You know you gotta? Baseball is a game where you gotTa Kinda call through a lot of different players. Try and find the guy. He's GonNa Perform when you need him to. In other base gone. Yeah in other baseball news. The razor set to add their Uber Prospect and number one prospect in baseball, Wander Franko there sixty player pool. According to Jesse Sanchez and one to of MLB, DOT com. He is to participate in a preseason ramp program and be eligible to continue training with the team during the season guys. I don't know. If you're aware of how owners manipulate service time in Major League Baseball to reduce the amount of money that they have to pay these super elite up and coming young players for every year they play in the big leagues. They're entitled to more annual salary. Right so you start at like the lowest possible salary, and then you work your way up. So it you'll see is like a player like wander Franco who probably could have been in the big leagues last year gets held in the minor leagues through the end of this season so that he'll have four additional arbitration years on the back end. It's just real dirty pool. It's the reason why you'll hear me. Often be super critical of the owners, but now that they've increased the number of players. You can have on your roster. I believe up to sixty people to accommodate this season so that it's easier to send players up and down. should be. Maybe we'll finally get to see some of the best young talent. In the soccer. An hold most of this the big news is that major league soccer's is starting up the back tournament officially on the twenty seventh I believe the first game is the week of the fourth of July, so the first professional sports have come back and play in the United States is going to be soccer i. hope that you guys are excited as I am. This podcast will be supporting the San Jose. Earthquakes. If you don't get bad, go quakes. Wait can we go to? Can we go to San Jose? Earthquake Games are is that they're playing in Orlando. Oh. So measuring. The bubble. Yet, no, you couldn't you could. Actually. That's the crazy thing so basically. Major league soccer had only gotten a couple of games into their season before all this stuff kicked up. So the plan is is they have different groups and they're basically doing it. Tournaments Dow, so it'll be like the World Cup I believe our group has vote up. I'm just going to say for the record. You could still good Orlando. It just sounds like you can't soccer game if you could Arlando. You could. You'll just have to go to a sports bar. Or late. That's where you get the not covid. OR YOU GET THE HEADLINE! Florida man. Were you become of it or you get hip for bed. So. Here's how it's GonNa work the quakes you're. GonNa play three games. Whoever has the best record of the three teams? They play advances to the next stage of the tournament where become single elimination, so the quakes open their slate on Friday? July tenth against the Seattle sounders at seven thirty PM Pacific Time that is going to be a big one. If People Watch MLS, but the sounders and basically all the west coast teams have really good fan bases, so sounds PORTLAND. Seattle San Jose etc. then they play the Vancouver whitecaps on the Fifteenth at seven thirty PM and they end up the group Stage Against FC Dallas July twentieth at five PM. The first game against sounders be on ESPN ESPN Deportivo's. The two games would be onto you D. N.. We'll have more information as we get closer to that, but that's the big soccer news domestically internationally Liverpool won the Premier League, little tie into baseball here. The owners of LLC Liverpool Football Club are the same people that own the Boston Red Sox the fenway ownership route so fsm families sports management so. They have taken over two major franchises in the last thirty years and help both teams win their highest honor. Liverpool hadn't won the premier league title ever since really was established in, it was their first club. Cup title in thirty years so family sports group make a big moves PS ripples now worth billions of dollars. It's insane the money that's in premier league soccer so that you've got what's up or do you think ownership groups go next I? Don't think they're going to go anywhere I. think that that they're going to probably straddle baseball and soccer, and they'll probably continued do horses and Shit like that like. I think they've I'm sure they sponsor votes. You know once you reach a certain level when you're talking about owning multiple franchises in the billions I'm sure that they already sponsor just about every luxury sport that you can imagine but. I don't know maybe Spain, maybe Spain or or Ooh here would be something cool, so Munich has won eight consecutive Bundesliga Championships. Their titles keep mixing my American European nomenclature here it'd be cool, Family Sports Group bought another team in the Bundesliga and basically made a team that could actually rival. Baron. Other than ESP so I don't know we're getting a little into the weeds here. If you guys want, hear more about baseball and soccer, you should check out my new podcast pitch by pitch now streaming your preferred podcasting at. Go Pluck. Those are. One all right I think that will just about do it for the day for everybody here. You guys got any burning desires before I. Let you go. Go get salty. Yes, they safe this weekend. Have Fun. Don't get covid. Be Smart, you know the world's opening back up doesn't mean you have to go back to be in what you were before. You can still take care of yourself. Give people space. Clean your hands. I got one thing. I feel sorry for the United States. Say That right now. My heart bleeds for them I'm praying for them. I hope they may get through this difficult time for what Danny doesn't know. As Navy wide came out pretty heavy, putting a lot of restrictions on all active duty, reserve naval personnel. Even if you're not an active status, I think even reservist, technically, if it's outside the work, they pretty much can't go anywhere except home like gyms, barber shops restaurants. I'm talking like for me. If I was active duty Navy I, couldn't come to your restaurant and pick up food or even have food delivered from Your Restaurant What about groceries. Base Os at the base, exchange. And there's tackling restaurants on base too, so they're basically saying go to the Chow Hall. Go to the base commissary or stores, or by all your everything on base. Go get your dry cleaning on base. I mean it's a lot of different things. That was something random. We didn't cover but yeah. So users are failing away. We'd make a hell of a lot more sense. If there was enough housing on days that everyone who work there live there, you could create a small isolated world, but like most of the people on that base don't live on any particular base. Live out in town. A Big Navy, doing big navy. Does what's really scary is how many people already telling these active duty reserves to just take court martial and call lawyer. Slack against. Mogi following that route. I WANNA do how that on that. Joe It's likely say you can, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you will, or as they say with the bridge you play these. Games win these prizes. Alex good place to wrap it up. On behalf of Joe Danny Posey talk everybody here at the Coast Lafley program. Thank you for listening to cap cast for today, June, Twenty second two thousand twenty. Stay safe out there. Get Wet, get salty. Give each other at least six feet. were out.

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USA CARES

"It has been said that we are one generation away from forgetting our history. Welcome to American heroes network where we serve our American tradition with Gary rate in our program. You will hear firsthand the personal accounts of heroes whose unselfish actions have contributed to the traditions and values that represent the soul of America. You'll also hear from our partners and affiliations presenting news, events and ways that our veterans and their families can rebuild their lives. Now here is dairy rate. Today is January twenty second two thousand nineteen good morning and welcome to the American heroes network radio. Joining me today as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Forbes US army retired former deputy secretary for the Maryland department of veterans affairs. Also, passed department commander for the DAV state of Maryland. Good morning, sir. Good morning, Gary. And as always it's great to be with you. All right. I pre- sheet that we also have joining us this morning as Jim clue Jim served with the fourth infantry division for nineteen months in Vietnam. He was awarded the purple heart for wounds, he received an action and actually got out of this service as a staff sergeant as discharge dim has served as department commander as well. As a national Americanism officer, the national public relations officer and the former national historian for the military or the purple. Heart. Good morning. Jim. Good morning. Gary and good morning Bill. So this is going to be a nice round table discussion and Bill you you always come up with some good news articles. What's going on with the VA? It looks like they're gonna be implemented a new appeal system for claims is that correct? Well, gary. Yes. And we certainly hope that this is going to have some impact on the situation. You know, the appeals process can be a long drawn out process were our men and women who serve the country in the waiting for long periods of time. And a lot of cases for a major let down as far as the claims concern. So right now, the US department of veterans affairs has announced its. Its regulations to support. What's known as the the appeals Motors modernisation act, and Gary what basically should happen here is to bring about some transparency in the claims review and decisions process. Now at the at the beginning of February of this year, the act will be low and all cases that's received in the system for appeals will be handle under this new process. So it amounts to Gary in gym, a transferring a complex process into a simple time, they processed that provides greater choice to veterans who disagree with the decision. So. So that's braying hope that it works in and moves us towards assisting our men and women. That's true. We we all of it works. I also also the was thinking about partnerships with states that help prevent veteran suicides. What's going on their Bill, Gary as you know, the recognizes veteran suicide prevention awareness in the month of September. We without the fact that awareness for suicide prevention is a day to day responsibility to always be out there to try to help the situation and a very positive way. So the now is asking that the state's governors and particularly to work to expand the ongoing prevention programs the audiences in the local community and statewide areas. To conduct conversations. The the suicides veteran suicides and also the other connecting problem with homelessness in the veterans community, and this is taking on in a very positive way. Because Gary is you know here in Maryland where I am our our state legislature is in session, like many of the states around the country and suicide prevention awareness is a main topic for Dopp Shen by the state in this, but they session. So let's hope that this is a nother thing that's coming up under the auspices of the US department of that arines affairs that will move towards helping and assisting on men and women who are risk for suicides. That's true. VSO's going to be taken into that. Now, aren't they? Absolutely. Absolutely. So why you don't like most new things that come up? And even if it's about something that's been around for a while. It's going to take some time, but you know, waiting these long periods of times in the appeals process from five to ten years and even long that's got the change. Now, he s definitely. Well, thank you. Thank you Bill. Now, Jim why don't you have the honor of introducing our guest today? Oh, it is an honor teeter. Hang Pat and Hank his presidency Yoko of USA cares Inc. And that goes from nineteen or twenty nine fifteen to present Anka's, the US army veteran army calorie officer in a passionate angler and hunter and proud dad and husband, boy, I betcha there's an underlying on the bottom of that. Besides is his honor to be of veteran. Hang has extensive fundraising experience at many cons of with many conservation on profit organizations, including the national wild Turkey federation, ducks limit limited and camp Brandt linear during his years at the national wild Turkey federation. He was responsible for chapter development fundraising membership corporate development in volunteer men management in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Kentucky, Kentucky, hang also. Served as deputy Commissioner and director of law enforcement with the Kentucky department of fish and wildlife resources for ten years. And I think we all got to say, welcome, Hank. Welcome to American heroes that work radio. Welcome. Thank you very much that that was the labor intensive bow apology. No problem. I just added a little bit. Now, hank. How did how did USA cares? Get start back in two thousand and three. Well, what was unique areas we had several folks around the Fort Knox. We're located. We originated in Fort Knox Kentucky. We're now in Louisville. But when we first started out the program they had developed between a local television station wave TV three Kroger, which is a local grocery store chain putting together the support the troop yard signs. They sold though San's for five dollars a piece and that was during the height of the deployments, the beginning initial push in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they sold these the science to help raise money, and I'll set some of the issues they were seeing around the Fort Knox deployments with families not being able to pay their bills and stay in current and not needing a out at the end up. They sold those yard signs and ended up raising about one hundred twenty two thousand dollars far more than intended. They approached some of our founders Roger strategy being one of them. And Roger Inc Kentucky. Anna cares because it was a Louisville television station, Kroger's Kentucky regional grocery chain and so forth. So as they put that together, the first they thought we'll will address the needs in Kentucky. Almost immediately the number of applications come in from across the United States where astronomical so they stopped RIA reincorporated as USA cares. And we started providing helping servicemembers bear the burden service. And help them in their time of need post nine eleven veterans only, you know, as well as I do that the breads, you can only spread the peanut butter in. But we try our best not to ever say. No to anyone if we possibly can if they have something directly related their military service. Dislike Bill was talking to a minute ago about. The time that it takes to process claims and get their benefits started than the mess that things we tried to. That's true. Bill. That's amazing. Jim. Yes. So Hank how many have you served? I mean, you know, that the that that that need cements how many of you served in what are some of the stats that you've had since twenty two thousand and three. Well, one of the unique things Jim is the fact that we see so many folks we're getting between two hundred two hundred fifty phone calls every week which is astronomical me some of those. We can't help some of those. We can't each of our case managers not to wipe in staff of nineteen of each of those case managers or maintain about eighty cases per week per person. But the mom line is we helped since two thousand three over one hundred twelve thousand folks over fifteen million dollars worth of systens, and those are all grants at no point. Do we ever expect for payment that don't want would we accept repayment through our generous corporate partners and through grants and so forth. The only way we can pay those. But we're. Out of the job. We do. It's immediate. We try to do our best to make sure that once they qualified and they've shown honorable or general under honorable conditions service than once they give the the document is need the actual debt, then we'll work directly with the creditor with the lender with the mortgage institution to make sure that we can work through the process and get the that that debt relieved or paid or or even negotiate to move it to the end of the note, what have you to provide that stress relief and provide that relief to the servicemen. Hanka sommese. That's just amazing bless your heart. So it's it's the great thing about it is the fact that every day I come to work knowing that someone of my team's gonna make a difference in someone's life. And that's what this is about the mission rights. Exactly exactly we're gonna take a quick break villa. Got a lot to talk about when we come back. You're listening to the American heroes network power by voice American variety channel, and we'll be right back. Find out what's happening on the voice America talk radio network by keeping up with us on Twitter. You can find us at voice America. She are an. For those corporations organizations who wish to support our veterans sponsoring in promotion on the American heroes network has never been easier or smarter as the only network focus, specifically reach the military and veteran population globally for more information, Email us at sponsor info at American heroes network dot com. By providing a unique blend of information and advocacy. We are helping our American heroes and their families to heal successfully transition into civilian life into thrive in their communities. This generation will not be forgotten. Today's military are our sons and daughters. Listen live to the American heroes network. The worldwide voice our military families and veterans every Tuesday at eleven AM eastern time. Eight AM Pacific time all shows are archived on American heroes network dot com in syndicated on items. Stimulating talk. If both after Knapman brains. All the time. The number one internet talk station, where your opinion counts voice, America dot down. You are two nd into American heroes network. If you wanna find out more about us or to contact us with questions or comments about the show, please send an Email to American heroes network at g mail dot com. That's American heroes network at g mail dot com. Now back to our program. Back here, where guest Hake pattern with USA cares. And bill. Looking at the mission of USA cares. You've got a worldwide mission here of ending poverty. Give our listening audience a bird side view of managing a global organization, especially with the issues around the world rains from natural disasters to military hostility hostile activities in in those countries. Absolutely the Bill, and I appreciate all your own. You've done in your service, one of the things that I listened very closely as we started up one generation away from forgetting history. And the thing that intrigues me as is as I talked about more than I listen to our to our. Board of directors, particularly my chairman Bill Roby who was also being nam better. One of the things. We don't wanna see is the issues with PTSD with with traumatic brain injury. Things turn out exactly as they did for the Vietnam era veteran. Our mission addresses all services it addresses immediate need because melter service as you alluded to if you minutes importance of those v claims, you would be honest at the number folks that tell us I'm not going to VA these are people who have served multiple combat tours people that have been injured in the line of duty people who have create have identified host Matic stress once they got home and separate from the service. But they refused to go to the VA. And to be honest. That's the first place we send them because we know that they have things in place that can help them get their situation under control. And oftentimes they don't do that. But at the same time, we try to figure out how do we prioritize the needs that they have because I will tell you that when we see someone come into USA care's. Typically what we hear is. You're my last hope. The sheriff has put the Vic notice on my home. I have not paid my literate Bill in four months. We don't have running water in the house of my PTSD keeps me from having a job all the triggers that happened etcetera etcetera. So when they contact us typically, it's a last resort. And it doesn't matter to us where they are doesn't matter where servicemembers saddle, you know, they may settle in foreign country. They may settle in the US territory, they may settle in one one of the fifty states, but we never know. That's why you make it sound a lot bigger than it is by saying global, but you're exactly right because we're going to help the servicemember wherever there. Well, you know, hey, unfortunately, our community. The veterans community is deprived. In many ways is far as information is concerned, and how to navigate the system of help as far as Healthcare's concern and veterans benefits. I again, give this audience. A bird's eye view is to how USA key is dealing with the provide that information from the example, you just gave of of being last hope, and they come in and those kinds of things about the happen to them. That's not very nice at all. Well, Bill one of the things we knew specifically when we will be I'm not an expert in all things our job is that hand up. Not a handout, I'm not an expert in VA benefits. But we certainly have relationships and are not the least bit hesitant to do a warm hand off. We don't give a phone number. We just don't give a website. We try to do a warm hand off with our connections with the Veterans Administration. So that we can get that person. Started in their enrollment process when we deal with creditor a lending institution, we deal with the electric company, then we work with our partners in that local municipality to help us offset that there may be other things and other people who do a better job at that. And it's fiduciary responsible for us to coordinate with United way with America's more your partnership with with all the different organizations out there that help because there may be things that I can't do. I will tell you up front that. I can't resolve a fifteen thousand dollar mortgage issue. He will that's an exorbitant amount of money. Well, it's not when you sit and look at the largest Bill all of us have had or have is our mortgage than that can become seven to ten thousand dollars pretty quick if you're not making your bills paid. So we leverage our partners. We leverage our services, we make sure that we pay attention to to what the creditor is looking for cuddly removed those fees. Can we do those things and we do that every single day to minimize the amount but provide that relief and Bill I'm not sure if I answered your question, but I'm gave it a great stab? Maybe I'm not hitting the nail Accu certainly did. And and the last part of this section is I'm deal with now is the portent of utilizing that very scared. Donation Dala that USA is receive in being able to make ninety percent of that dollar into the program to assist and a very small amount of administrative use of the money. Explain how that happens with USA. We'll just as we talked to a minute ago. Bill, we try to leverage our partners. I apologize. This sounds trite. But I'm not I am not about logos in egos. If I can utilize your help with the b if I can use the wounded warrior project, if I can use any other nonprofit out there to help provide that relief. I am not ashamed. Asper help all of us in our service when we needed help we had a mentor. We had a squad leader we had a platoons Ordina took care of us. I'm not afraid to say, I can't do this by myself, you need to partner with me and get it done that is critically important. Just as you said based on the on the dollars. We have some wonderful support. Wonderful donors wonderful sponsors that help USA cares. Last year. We provided almost one point one million dollars worth of relief to these service members. But does unique thing is. If I had more I could do more if we had more opportunity ahead more resources than I can certainly do more. So it's critical. We involve those partners. And we keep solid relationships with those folks to make a difference. Gary. Well, amazing. You know, Hank? I have to I have to say this. Your website is is is a pleasure to look at it's easily navigated, and I looked down and says, you know, you hold both a three star rating for charity navigator's and platinum rating for a guide star and in best in America seal of excellence, you know, you're doing everything you possibly can. And and what attribute to your service and your your your your desire to reach back and help those that are currently in such need. And boy, you're you're doing you're doing such a great job. I can't you know, your four pronged combat injury, housing assistance career transition, and emergency assistance, your ear each all all the areas that each one of us will face. It's it's guaranteed. We're gonna face those things. And you're reaching out to those post nine eleven veterans and saying I'm here to help you. And that's just that's such a great thing. Thank you so much. I'd like to share that we also work with reserve national guard, which is usually the guys and gals who faulted the cracks, you know, the active servicemember got a lot of opportunity to take advantage of programs and opportunities some of these reserve component and national art, folks. Go home to home. There is no network. There is no safety net. There is no opportunity to reach out except of their chain of command who do a tremendous job locally. But sometimes there's a huge lag in and getting those services they need to get by. So we're proud of what we do. It's not about anyone Verson here. It's about the team. And and I appreciate your thoughts. I wish I was forced are. And we're working those people to death to make that happen because we are keeping it as tight as we can make sure that we meet our mission everyday. Well, that's great. Now, you have four core programs. Also, can you tell us more about those Ed -solutely our combat injured program, we don't necessarily pay for treatment for PTSD melter sexual trauma traumatic brain injury. But what we do is. We take care as all of you would attest the cost of those programs could be astronomical. But what we do is take care of the families to there's no reason for the service member not to if we can offset the cost of the mortgage and the water Bill and the electric Bill and kids, and and taking care of those that family issues food clothing, those kind think then we'll do that. Because I wanna take away every barrier. Our career transition program when we first started dealt with folks on job interviews doing a they acquired a brand new job. We had always tell the story about gentleman who was from Fort Bragg North Carolina who got a job with a defense contractor in Washington state. He could take the job. He. Just couldn't get there. So we have corporate agreements with you hall and enterprise and some of these folks where they don't get United van lines to move them. But they get opportunity to get a U-Haul, or what have you get themselves move across tools, and so forth, and and this year alone, we've expanded in twenty eighteen I'm sorry. We expanded our career transition program to include building that opportunity for them to get the resilience through a good paying second career. I didn't say a job a said a career. Everyone of these service. Members are leaving the military a Sardi five with his benefits with his allowance for quarters allows for housing is bring home around fifty thousand dollars a year going to work at XYZ auto parts place at twelve dollars an hour is not gonna not gonna pay those bills. It's not going to offset the the. The paycheck that they were used to back when they were serving. So we've expanded that program to help them. Get career ready resumes. Soft skill training. How to interpret your job responsibilities on active duty reserve national guard to the civilian world. And trust me, even still talking acronyms and things people don't even understand because my mold not your service. But we try to help them do that. We've also incorporated a new program called the senior leader corporate fellowship program that program actually takes while they're still on active duty, it's army career skills program their last hundred ninety days, we put them with a corporation where they can take eight weeks to unpaid internship, belter, still paying their paycheck. They're still active duty and help them. Get a second career with a corporation like g appliance with beam son, Tori, and some of these different organizations that partner with us because they don't have that break in service and that break in the paycheck. They can do all the things they need to do and have a successful transition. So it's been. Been the greatest thing we picked up lately are housing assistance for keeps them under the same roof. You know, it may not be a mortgage it may be rent, but we keep the family together under one roof. I remember gency assistance programs. Exactly what it is food lights water. You'd be shocked the number of people that can meet every other thing that they have to meet, but they can't pay the water Bill. They can't pay for food. And we're not let that happen. So we do our best to make sure we move on those quickly weekend. All right. We're gonna take take a quick break. You're listening to the American heroes network. Our by voice American variety channel, and we'll be right back. Think you've seen everything there is to see an online television. Let us apprise. Visit voice America dot TV today for sports health business and more on demand. Twenty four seven providing a unique blend of information. And at the cassisi, we are helping our American heroes and their families to heal successfully transition into civilian life into thrive in their communities. This generation will not be forgotten. Today's military are our sons and daughters. Listen live to the American heroes network. The worldwide voice for our military families and veterans every Tuesday at eleven AM eastern time. Eight AM Pacific time all shows are done American heroes network dot com and syndicated on I tunes. With those corporations or organizations who wish to support our veterans sponsoring in promotion on the American heroes network has never been easier or smarter as the only network focused, specifically reach the military and veteran population globally for more information, Email us at sponsor info at American heroes network dot com. Streaming live the leader in internet. Talk radio voice, America dot com. You are tuned into American heroes network. If you wanna find out more about us or to contact us with questions or comments about the show, please send an Email to American heroes network at g mail dot com. That's American heroes network at g mail dot com. Now back to our program. Welcome back here where the guest Hank and with USA cares. And Jim you had a question. Well, Hank you said something that really it caught me. And and it's such a powerful statement. And I wanna make sure that we we all hear it. Again. You said you're not about labels and titles or or badges you're about veterans, and that's just such a good thing. I I'm proud that you say that. Well, I appreciate that. But that's the truth. And that's the way we do business. That's such a powerful thing. Hang the desire to help and reach out in the community because there is such a transitional problem when we come back. There's very little given to us about how to reintegrate back in like, you said you come back out with a fifty thousand dollar income. And then you go back into, you know, your civilian life, and there's no way to support that and there's a tough movement. And certainly when we're in the military. We don't think we're being overpaid. But we went in there not to be paid but to serve and then you're then you're taking a perspective of saying. How can I assimilate that transitional veteran back into the to life as a civilian again, and that is such a blessing that that potential? You're bringing is life changing lifesaving. Well, pre sheet that and that's exactly the way we try to do business. You know, one of the things that that I find so many times people are always have a plan. Now, I don't fault the military when we go when typically they go through the transition assistance program it's gotten much better in the last few years, but it sensually one of those things you go through the unit needs or I you go to your transitional systems program. You'll learn about all the things and how built resume and how to do the, and and it's it's simply something you do prior to clearing out. What we're finding a lot of that stuff. Didn't stick on some servant servicemembers that were that were working with. So by going back through the soft skills courses by helping them get career ready. They had a plan. They were going to go home wherever home was get a job get back into civilian world and do those things, and and we all know best laid plans of mice and men by the wayside you. I go home. There's not that opportunity for for employment. You have a physical disability that keeps you from going back and being employed. So helping them get themselves back on the right track to make a smooth as possible transition referring them the VA making sure that they get their bills paid. And we help them those are all part of this. And that's what it's about is leverage working with partners with friends with folks who can help them. Let them know. There's hope because a lot of times we hear people with no hope. That's true. Well, hank. I would imagine that you in many of the instances when you helping veterans you're not only helping the veteran, but you helping the family, you know, I great nation does and that's ending job and preparing us to be warriors to protect this country. But I don't think we can say that much about when we return to home and community and having to navigate all of the problems and returning the home and family unit. Best veteran is so important. And I show you seen this on many occasions because there's so many way areas that we can go here with that primarily with the kids in the family for hopefully, they will take upon this pride of being supportive our nation. So I know along the way. You must have helped sim veterans and their families to the point that without giving their names to give us a bird's eye view at how that made a difference in their lives. Well, Bill as you well know caregivers until in the last few years have have not been given the time of day that they need, you know, regardless of service when the when the veteran comes back in their disabled, they have a primary caregiver typically, that's a spouse could be their children. And what we see every day is typically when we get a phone call. It's from spouse, it's typically not from a service member. Of course, we do everything online. That's why we can be in Louisville and helping qualm, but we do everything online or by telephone if they don't have access to the internet and typically we hear from a spouse someone who has recognized that their issues to servicemembers to proud to ask for help and servicemembers care provider is who's reaching out to us. Of course, we have to still verify service and the whole on yards. But but the caregivers are so important if you look at our website, we we assist. Smelter families in crisis. Not just the veteran, but the family of sole provider for severely physically disabled servicemember. They're the only lifeline that those servicemembers have they have to get them to their points. They have to get him dressed. They have to do all the things that get them. Their people suffer with post traumatic stress disorder. Same situation. The family is the brunt of the triggers. The family is the brunt of the chaos in their lives. The families the one who sees that. Unbiased opinion, they see the whole the whole nine yards the whole situation as it unfolds helping the family make such a big difference because it gives them that relief helping the servicemember go to treatment and taken care that family give some of that relief to the family because with post traumatic stress military sexual trauma, even traumatic brain injury families want suffering the most from that situation. And at the. That's very important dealing with those families because some of the situations that I'm sure that you aware of that come back may keep that family in peril for a long time. If not, you know, I mean, it that destroy the family, so your website is so comprehensive in terms of how to navigate what you have to offer. I think you need to know that that is appreciate it in providing that information there if you if you can get to compute, and you've got a problem to get to your website and some help can be on the way. Well, like, the unlike the form us, most of these people are carrying a bigger computer in their pocket that we have at home. Bailable at at the library and so forth. Don't hesitate to reach out. You know, prides a great big thing. But if you need help get help because there are so the VA can't help you if you don't reach out to them and establish your case in your benefits. We can't help you if you don't establish that you have need, and you need that hand up. I can't just hope that you show up. Go online get on the phone if you can't act computer get a hold of us get a hold of folks that will help you get back on your feet. That's what this is all about. So they'll Hank do you have any special events that's going to be taking place with emphasis on the program, even locally and Kentucky or around the country. Well, uniquely enough got a we try to do whatever we can to find the opportunity to raise money create that awareness. We do. We partnered with several local Harley Davidson dealerships, you know, I never dreamed in a million years that the motorcycle community was so veteran heavy and so veterans supportive should've known better with patriot guard riders rolling thunder and all those folks have been such so generous us and help us in so many ways, but we have multiple motorcycle events coming up. We have young man, Bradley, ROY who's a touring bass professional donates his time to us for molding our organization on his boat rap and in jersey, and those kind of things Twenty-seven-year-old twenty eight year old young man who just wants to give back because he could never do something. Like, he's doing being a professional angler without having people who are out there fighting this fight point. We have an annual gala, which is if if you saw the picture on the way. Website. You can't make this pig. Look, very good. But they try with a tuxedo. We have an annual Ayla their mobile every year, we have multiple vents across the American proud dinners where we celebrate veterans ship. One of the things we wanted although we only support host nine eleven. I'm blessed to have to be a non veterans one in my chairman one in in another gentleman who comes in every day and sits in this office and finds resources for Vietnam veterans. So we don't have to tell them. No, he has put together an exhaustive list of things. And and he'll talk these guys. He's a bronze star recipient es three time per heart recipient. He understands that recovery process, and we bless our hearts, we're gonna chance to turn them over to Fred and Fred preaching dislike his family much. Like, my case managers do with every case. But trying to do our best to make sure that we reach out and help those folks again. Gary. That's unbelievable. You know? I was when I looked at the site the this morning, I notice that you have about nine or ten chapters out there, and all these chapters are focused on on helping and how can I get involved or someone one of our listeners get involved the coming into either sign up on an existing chapter or. Maybe even open one up. Correct. Absolutely. You good in one of the things that our membership is being updated. But our membership is is an attempt to associate those veterans with our local chapters course with the number of chapters. We have on our website, obviously, we're not hitting every area of the country, and that's one of our growth areas. We have techs chapters and Texas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, San Diego, Florida, Missouri. But we've got many more to go and the intent on the chapters is to create that awareness and provided opportunity for them to support a lot of folks question about our membership our chapters. What's in it? For me. The bottom line is you get an opportunity to help us make a difference in someone's life. Your assets you are statistic. Naps of of where we are and amount of systems. We provided Kentucky, Texas, California, Georgia our top four states. But a chapter creates that awareness and gives them the opportunity to become involved to put a face with a name become of part of something greater than themselves and help give back and and any way we can create that awareness welcomed than go to our website. I don't I hate to always beat up on donate, but donate now as a way our membership problems is away reaching out to those chapter leaders and figuring out a way to become poorly chapters all the way, they can be a part of what we're doing. That's fantastic. Bill. What about what about sharing excuse me? Gary, hank. What about sharing we? I think it's pretty obvious. But share with us your how veterans can find you on the internet. Absolutely. You know? Search engine optimization. That's a word. I never dreamed that. No dairy is very important us making sure that that when you Google or when you look for military assistance when you look for. Crisis. When you look for those things in the Milton then that comes up, but they can go to WWW dot USAA, cares dot ORG. They can go to our social media platforms. They can go to Twitter Instagram link then because any way they can find our website is important us. So that they can reach out us and get that help. It's as simple as clicking on the platform systems. Now within twenty four hours. We'll return that phone call will let them know. Hey, we've received your request have you fell out application the circumstances and so forth. And then we'll move forward with that process. Once they do qualify. They go to our to our case managers, they'll gather, the appropriate documentation copy of the deform to fourteen debts and so forth, and we can move through the process. One of the thing. That's pretty use. We use folks who have been great supporters bars we've used. As a virtual committee. Once our our case manager has worked the case determined what the amount is. Then we send that case out to this virtual committee for one less at is. I've got a very compassionate staff. Sometimes they get to deep involved sometimes they don't get deep enough. And this virtual committee helps us check the block and ask that that second question we made on thought about is this enough will this relieve the situation will it get them in get them whole for lack of a better term. And we've been very blessed with that Bala tear virtual committee who helps us take one more set of eyes on the on the case before we move forward on it. So the web is the best place if they don't have access than they can certainly call here at eight hundred eight seven two four four to two and we'll get them in the right direction. We'll help them fill out the application. All right. We're gonna go ahead and take our last break. You're listening to the American heroes network. Our by American variety. Channel. We'll be right back. Your favorite voice, America, talk radio network shows and hosts are in your car outdoors, and wherever you need them to be listen, anywhere. Get our mobile app for my phone blackberry or Android at the apple I tunes apps like Barry app world or Android market. Providing a unique blend of information and advocacy. We are helping our American heroes and their families to heal successfully transition into civilian life into thrive in their communities. This generation will not be forgotten. Today's military are our sons and daughters. Listen live to the American heroes network. The worldwide voice for our military families and veterans every Tuesday at eleven AM eastern time. Eight AM Pacific time all shows are archived on American heroes network dot com and syndicated on I tunes. Those corporations or organizations who wish to support our veterans sponsoring in promotion on the American heroes network has never been easier or smarter as the only network focused, specifically reach the military and veteran population globally for more information, Email us at sponsor info at American heroes network dot com. Stimulating talk. Brain's by all the time. The number one internet talk station, where your opinion counts voice, America dot com. You are tuned into American heroes network. If you wanna find out more about us or to contact us with questions or comments about the show, please send an Email to American heroes network at g mail dot com. That's American heroes network that gmaiLcom now back to our program. Welcome back where here where they're guest Hank Patton with USA cares. Heck, why don't you give us your website? You are out. Say cares dot ORG. All right. Thank you. And Jim get a question. Yes. Hey, tell us a give us another example of of your impact on the veterans community if he can't please well in and it seems tried sometimes to break it down to a case. But you know, we deal with folks everyday that are that that need some assistance, and we had an opportunity with the gentleman out of Florida that came to us the systems with mortgage insurance something I'm not exactly sure thought my head. But this gentleman as we do our fundraising throughout the year. We had a a raffle going on. He was one of the winners. And when we contacted me made the comment, he said, you know, always support USA cares because you guys helped me well that immediately makes me perked up ago. We'll how come the doubt he needed help with that with that mortgage insurance? And what have you Ed since we gave that hand up to him. He has gone back to college. He got his bachelor's degree in social. He got his master's degree in clinical, social work. And he is now working right now in the in the state of Florida as a clinical social worker at the VA, and every time we hear these stories. It's had not I had nowhere else to turn head. You not helped me. I don't know. What would have happened to me? You know, it's it's an atrocity and Bill you guys understand this gem both whether they're facing homelessness or they're looking at their servicemen's group. Life insurance is the only way to take care of their families bills. If it take their life, right? That's dear. That's and that's impact when we can stop them, and I'll just being crass from from putting a pistol in her mouth or or from seeking drugs alcohol, and what have you to get away from the pressure of this? It's a blessing to be able to. All right. Now, Hank you your whole organization is based on volunteers. Correct. Yes. Okay. Okay. I have a paid staff of nineteen people. That's six percent over him. It's in our financial. Well, it's still phenomenal. Believe me some of the organizations we've run across the past. You know, you're doing very hard. It's hard to do business on six percent. I'll be honest, you know, been be as close as we possibly can. And and it's about wise produce, you'll responsibility to every dollar we raise and being accountable back to our donors and the veterans. We are right. Well, Hank we only have a couple of minutes left. And it was a pleasure. Having you on the show this morning. Well, would you like to share with our listeners and closing Hank? Well, the bottom line is is reach out and help Abedin understand that they're not all broken understand that they're all contributed parts of our society. They have given so much. In honor their service, but at the same time remember that their family is important as well. And remember that organizations just like us are out there. Trying to make a difference. It doesn't make them special. It does make him special in my mind in the panels mine, but if they're not anything different than anybody else, we're providing them opportunity because of the service they provided this country, and I can't live in a better country than United States. That's right. That's right. They meant. Well, hey, thank you so much for your service to this great nation of ours. And thank you for your continued service men and women who serve this country. And and it appears at that. They will always be a need for USA cares. Because today for my latest check, we've got our men and women serving in more than a hundred forty seven countries around the world, and I'm sure as they continue to return to home and community that will be need for your services. So thank you. And we hope to have you again to come on and share some. Oh, good information. I thank you, very. Gen. Well, Hank I've got a just parrot almost everything that Bill just said and God bless you. And your efforts your staff of hard working dedicated and those that are partnering with you to be service to the veterans of our great nation. God bless the effort. And and those veterans out there. I've got I've got to encourage them if there's a post nine eleven boy, there's no better organization. I could I couldn't endorse any better than what you've done. Hang. Thank you for what you're doing. Much. Appreciate you and your service you and Bill both and thank you so much. If you missed any of our live shows all our shows are on demand twenty four seven on our website and syndicated on I tunes. You can also hear all the archive show is right from your phone. 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Show #700: The USO/Maxwell House Video Series on Military Spouse Unemployment

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Show #700: The USO/Maxwell House Video Series on Military Spouse Unemployment

"<music> attention army wives fall in you. Come to the right place. <music> talk radio is the leading and longest turning podcasts providing the latest reports stories interviews and more power you on your military spouse journey four <music> network <music> <music> welcome to the show. We're so glad you could join us tonight. I'm your host cherie. Then i block you're listening to army talk radio the leading and longest running podcast of this kind this is show number seven hundred and today is monday august twenty any six twenty eighteen and under co-hosted becoming him. We have a great show planned for you. Evening are featured guest tonight. Is the kisha coal whole lakisha. We'll talk with us about the u._s._o. Maxwell house video series regarding military spouse unemployment connect kisha on facebook at she swank marketplace and her website at she swank dot com and you can connect with the u._s._o. On social media on facebook and instagram at the u._s._o. 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We are a dedicated group of volunteers who are passionate about empowering you in this military life get to know us through our bios on army wives network dot com or you can follow each of us individually on twitter. Get behind the scenes look into our army life to. We're just like you well debbie. I'm i'm excited to host of you tonight and i'd love to get caught up in your army wife life so what's going on on the east coast for you so sharia. I know you and i've had this conversation before. 'cause they're kinda in the same boat so it's back to school for everyone all over but it's back to school for us grownups to <hes> so <hes> a week in already all right so we're starting on week two right yes. Aren't you doing the same about same time yeah. I think we started on the same day. 'cause you yeah 'cause i. I thought i thought i started the week before you. I thought i started the same day as my daughter on the twelfth and then like magical counter things happen and i realized i read the enrollment calendar wrong for like four months and i was like audience an extra week which was awesome so yeah i i. I'm starting on week to also so you're doing nursing school right and mrs kind of the pseudo homestretch yes yes yes so so <hes> two semesters left so this semester in january <hes> and <hes> getting ready to get into our the thick of it with clinicals longer longer hours there will be starting twelve hour days and yeah fun stuff. I'm excited. 'cause we're on the downslope. So you know you can't it can't get any you better right. Well and the good news is even though it gets more intense. You can kind of see that finish line so what clinical look like with your twelve hour day. I've <music> obviously not been in nursing school but i think it's very cool so tell me to return details about that. Well we have yet to do a twelve hour or day. We've done <hes> six hours. <hes> so clinical is going to get hands on work and experienced side by aside with a nurse assigned to patients with a <hes> a registered nurse beside you making sure you're doing what you're supposed to be doing so we go in and start the the day listening to how they change shifts and then we're you know going about the process of getting our patients assigned to us and taking care of our patients for the for twelve hours and then at the end of the day we kind of have a little post conference <hes> amongst the students and we pass off to the next shift shift coming in so essentially it's very much like nursing training like you're you know boots on the ground kind of getting to know the routine and what that looks looks like in real life which makes a lot of sense here. That's the only way to do this. Kid right we can only on the book yeah in in in the classroom or on on our <hes> our sim mannequin dolls or whatever you wanna call them. They do a lot. I i mean we had one. That actually gives birth <hes> but you you know you. Can you really need to have that life experience right. Are you gonna specializing specializing anything or is it to earlier you just going for general you know. Sometimes i feel like i know which way i'm going and then something will come up and open my who different field you know so we shall see i still have you know i say we're on the downslope but it's still a lot of learning opportunities and a lot of doors that can be opened so i'm i'm actually open to a lot of the i think i have a few things in mind but i'm i'm gonna see which way a <hes> lead and i'll go from there who owe and how much light oh yeah well. I can't really say on like like the downhill slide. I'm in the downhill slide before i transition into what would be the equivalent of clinical for me so i have. Let's let's see four more normal cognate classes left to take so the t the pretty traditional like i'm doing everything online <hes> right now so for my doctorate as far as like classes so it's just the normal like read the material take the quizzes right the really really really huge research papers that kind of thing absorbed the info <hes> what we've got four more classes and i'm taking them one at a time so i can really focus but there yeah compress you know so normal. Normal semester is sixteen weeks and so. I'm taking one class every eight weeks so it's like double <hes> <hes> but it works. I'm not trying to when i'm not trying to think like oh. What about this class and i'm like no this is exactly this is what i'm focusing on right now and it's really proven very effective for my learning south so far <hes> yeah doing that finish up that in the springs brings like probably may next year and then i start working on my dissertation and no i have no idea what i wanted to assure be about time like you're like. I had some ideas but i haven't known anything down yet because it's still a little bit early and i'm still doing some exploration. You know i feel like my gut for my dissertation. Chen really wants to do something about you. Know military marriage is and faith <hes> something like that but creating like a steady because around that it's very hard to measure things like faith because it's not painful. It's rather abstract so making that measurable. It's gonna be a challenge but i don't know we'll kind of see again. Just like where you land is kind of seeing how things lead and talking with my dissertation advisor what that looks like but i'm a huge nerd so i'm loving what i'm doing. I just love it. I guess work but gosh gosh just having such a good time with it so and all that weird fact my learn yeah it kinda cool. I'm excited to see where we'll both be. <hes> you know in may where we're going with our decisions and stuff with pass. We decided to pick. We'll have to talk about it again. Then at the show or something that everybody would cray like maybe you know. Maybe i should like you know start scheduling a._p._r. Out that far me like <hes> let me finish with schools and they have a big life conversation on on the air and figure all the things out but you know we'll we'll we'll cross originally come to it so for now let's change gears and think about what else is going on. The army wife network this week listeners hot on our blog. This week is opposed by our experience contributor and blog editor assistant on command team angie andrew andrew just in time for the beginning of school. Angie shares her personal experience with websites. Daddy dot com. There's a story that resurfaces from time to time and andy's as family and the kicker is when she was in grade school sometime around report cards were issued. She always actor parents what would happen if she gotta be. Which pretty pretty much tells you the kind of student she was so now even as an adult and you strive to do well and noticed that learning really motivates her when the opportunity to use dot com. I'm team up for practice test. She's just the chance she also navigated through the site teaser study materials that were related to the test she had chosen not only did she find talk to navigate. She found it extremely useful. You can read the rest of the story by heading over to our blog at army wife network dot com and look for her post study dot com a military spouses experience so debbie. We were just talking about school so very timely. I've nursing student. Have you studied dot dot com thing or if not what is your study strategy. You know i i have not used it but i will say that i did did look on it. <hes> on the website after i read the blogs 'cause of course curious and i wanted to check it out and i wish i had known about got it you know at the beginning of my journey because they have so much on their videos and i mean it was really cool so so <hes> no i did an unfortunately i didn't use it because now everything that i need to know i should've studied that before you know i shouldn't have had it in my head and ah for that but no as far as my study started staying ahead and trying procrastinating <hes> it. It's usually usually like multiple things that i have to try to use to study <hes>. I don't just follow one thing 'cause maybe that one thing doesn't work for this concept <hes> or yeah. I'm not grasping it so i need to go to study group but then maybe that study group is not gonna work for me so then i just have to go with just one person or watch videos or you know i. I'm open open to tweaking my study style instead of just saying i have. I have to study like this because it doesn't always work depending on what you're studying. If that makes sense well the and that's very that's so wise because i think a lot of this might kinda get stuck in a study rut and you know we're like well. This is how i've always done. It and i don't understand why am not comprehending. I think different seasons of our lives different topics different levels of rest that we have or have not gotten you know l. Impacts our ability to retain that information so i think that is very sage wisdom coming from you as are awesome first grader so i think you share on that. Thank you thank you but have you used anything like that and those websites or tutor or things like that none of my doctorate 'cause it's very on your own ish <hes> and i am the same way as my strategy for being successful as you you work ahead like not to the point where i get confused but judge you know i i really you know 'cause they give you the entire course schedule at the beginning and so i know like oh. We're going to be out of town again for labor day camping. I need to have my reading done. There's not going to be homework time this weekend. <hes> and that kind of thing thing and plus. I have two small children and of course a military has been so. I always got to pretend like you know the two kids. They're going to be throwing up tomorrow. Auto and my husband's not going to be able to be home so i don't wanna be back into a corner. I'm not the person that's like. Oh before the signs do i guess i'll stay up and submitted at eleven kitschy eight p._m. Eastern time no. I don't need high blood pressure. I have two kids and a husband and the army got it so we're not we're not. We're not doing that but <hes> yeah pass so daddy. What else is going on with eight of you in this week so this past week on our facebook page page we had a graphic with a lot of comments from our followers injury that you posted a picture of your daughter holding a sign for her first day of school and it was adorable hilarious laureus <hes>. Would you care to tell us what it said sure. <hes> and i need to set a little bit of context here. <hes> this was <hes> you know have status is definitely one of my final moments as mother so there goes the sign said it was big fluorescent neon on pink paper said first day of first grade and then in parentheses bomb cleaned the garage two months ago and put my fancy. First day of school signed somewhere. She wouldn't forget it. She forgot hashtag all aboard. The struggle bus hash realize army live hashtag on point. Yeah it was <hes> it was a good moment for me pretty excited <laughter>. It was pretty funny. I saw that would definitely had a pretty a few good laughs on that one to me because that morning i was really like i feel like i had a choice was really starting to stress out because i i knew i'd put it somewhere. I could find it 'cause i cleveland arrived before my husband came home from deployment and that morning trying to get ready for the first day school could not find it for the life of me and i was really tempted to get really upset and you really frustrated. I was like you know what i'm not. The only parent on the planet today the cannot find this thing sign nine so neon pink paper close aboard. It is what it is the sharpie let's do it and i was like solidarity folks then have to be perfect like mrs rely. That's awesome so listeners. 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The military times recently announced that three million more people will be granted access to shopping at military stores including commissaries series and exchanges starting january first twenty twenty fall service connected disabled veterans purple heart recipients former prisoner of war and primary veteran caregivers will be eligible to shop at commissaries and exchanges the newly eligible customers will also be able to to use certain morale welfare and recreation activities. That's big news so has any something like this happened before yeah. It's the largest patronage expansion in more than sixty years said virginia penrod principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for manpower homerun reserve affairs who spoke at a recent meeting of the american logistics association according to the defense commissary agency website prior to this expansion qualified commissary and exchange shoppers included only active duty servicemembers guard and reservists medical retirees goldstar widows veterans one hundred percent disabled due to service medal of honor recipients and all of their respective dependence were granted commissary access. So how much of an easily do they estimate that this will bring to the commissary and exchanges well. According to military times the expansion is about a fifty percent increase in customers currently about six million total households are eligible for the benefit this adds. It's three million said justin hall director of the dod office of m._w._r. And resale policy. That's a huge list across the entire system. He stated did well. There'd be any cost for the new shoppers. The new customers will pay a fee for using a credit card at commissaries. He's except for the military star card. The amount of the fee has not yet been determined by loss. This expansion cannot include extra costs associated did with using credit cards in commissaries. The cost must be passed on to the customer credit card companies charge transaction fees to retailers when customers use as their credit cards there will be a slag built into the system at commissaries so that when a card is swiped the fee will be charged the fee applies only only two new patrons using credit cards and commissaries not to medal of honor recipients or others who were previously authorized to shop new customers can avoid the fees by paying by cash check or using the military star card. It only applies at the commissary which is funded primarily by a tax payer dollars. Well they'll lean. This is what i really wanna know. How is this going to impact our shopping experience because i know we've all made the mistake of shopping. It's commissary payday well. The dod research community has been working together to estimate the number of likely we shoppers by location and the merchandise categories that will interest those shock i for example the army air force exchange service will be adjusting its inventory inventory by location said chris ward a spokesman for extending the brick and mortar military exchange benefit to all disabled veterans is is not expected to require material investments in facilities or technology. He said officials have been mapping out the areas using v._a. Statistics we're there may be more of an impact on the stores. The impact assessments generally show that there will be low to moderate impact on military stores overall said virginia penrod states with a higher population density of disabled veterans include florida texas and california said barry patrick and the dod office of resale policy high cost areas where identified as hawaii alaska california the washington metropolitan area new york new jersey and washington state. He said this seems like a really good opportunity to help bolster commissary and exchange ville. Perhaps the influx of new customers will help protective valuable benefits that we have access to. Let's hope so the commentary is often on the forefront of congressional cuts. I'm hoping that the additional customers will help bridge the gap and we'll see the commissary and exchange still sales strengthened. This is your eight of u. N. new six correspondent joe lean mcnutt signing out. 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Welcome back to army life. Talk radio on your host. Sri did block and your co host debbie cunningham. Tonight's show focuses on military spouse employment according to the u._s._o. Military oh terry spouses are one of the most overlooked groups with an unemployment rate at least four times higher than the national average. This is why metrohealth and the u._s._o. Decided to this shine a light on the stories of hardworking military spouses by underscoring the unique needs and challenges they face through the generosity of maxwell house military spouses south will be supported through programs like u._s._o. Pathfinder and coffee connections additionally they have created a video series addressing the military spouse employment issue and lakisha coal jacksonville businesswoman and military south was recently featured in the national maxwell house video. We are honored to have advocating cold joining us tonight. Latisha is the owner of she swank marketplace and artisan gift shop curated for women moms. She wakes up with a daily mission to pay it forward for living pay it forward four living by inspiring moms to use their passions and experience started retail business. She shows them exactly clea how she did it. In her self published book mommy retailing lakisha is also co founder of make her male spouse the official working retreat for mill south entrepreneurs owners and creators additionally lakisha business portfolio includes advocating for military spouse and veteran veteran employment. She's committed to offering creative solutions to help prove the military unemployment gap lakisha serve as a partnership liaison in introducing companies to military very talented and connecting military spouses and veterans to meaningful employment and entrepreneurship opportunities through hiring our heroes military spouse professional networks works and north carolina for military employment. Latisha has a bachelor or in print journalism from north carolina agricultural and technical state university and an associates of applied science in fashion marketing from parsons the new school welcome to the show lakisha guy. Thanks for having me. Thanks for coming on and thank you for joining us to share your story. Can you let us know where you're calling from this evening. I am action calling you guys from tampa florida this evening fun. What was he loves going to jump right in. What was your connection to the military prior to becoming a military spouse so my connection to the military <hes> both of my grandfather serving the army <hes> my bonus debt. <hes> is a marine in corvette. He retired back in twenty fourteen. <hes> and i grew up enforcement virginia which is a military town for several naval bases there. My mom was actually still in federal government worker so we have always in some capacity live near military installation <hes> and or have family members to serve in the military. I totally understand. I have the same background <hes> everybody around me military. Just you know just just kind of it's easy to be around. Once you grew up around it <hes> so yeah it is how has being a military spouse impacted both your family and career great question so when i met my husband <hes> seventeen eighteen well actually eighteen years ago <hes> i graduated from college two weeks later we got married and then two weeks after that he deployed a six month wants to pull me turn into eleven months <hes> so we were practically apart for our very first year being married <hes> but then i quickly realized that one back experience i i grew up really quick in that year you know <hes> and it's one of those days where you don't really know how strong you are until you have to be and that is when i learnt that lesson <hes> and that was also when i realized i'm going to survive his life i have to you <hes> get more creative in figuring out what it is but i wanted to do with my life. On with my career <hes> we p._c._s. Six times prior to him <hes> retiree and it wasn't until we got to california when i realized that it was extremely difficult for me to find a job and i couldn't understand why you know i had agree. I agree skill set. I always felt like my rock the interview you know when i left so it was you know just really i guess not being the great a great fit for that particular company but at the same time you know i want to be unemployed for six months eight months year and for some of us even longer you know so that was when i realized i wanted to tap into huma for the entrepreneur spirit and figure out how to make this thing work for myself and that's kind of when i started to make that that transition <hes> she's golden something that ultimately now gives me that complete complete freedom over my day my time my schedule <hes> where i work for myself yeah well hello. Hey teacher sorry i i was waiting for cerita. Oh i thought no you're good. <hes> what do you enjoy most about the military community and <hes> specifically the military spouse community. You know i think what i enjoy most is. We all have this this common bond of of not really struggle but really just knowing that the challenges that come along with his life style <hes> and we we we know how to help each other get through it. You know i think the thing that i enjoy most is that sense of combined <hes> <hes> and that that bond that thing that bond us together in hard times where we know that regardless of what we're going through that we we tend to collect like people along the way you know that build these <hes> tremendous support system <hes> we will forever have this this is tapping to at every phase of our life well sorry this is sharia and i was just talking about the storm and <hes> nobody could hear me so i apologize. I mean for covered down. I'm just like i believe it's fun. Oh my my bluetooth decided to stop working. That's that's cool. <hes> so anyways <hes> what i was actually rambling on about when no one to hear me you mentioned a couple of moments ago <hes> you were talking about having those gaps in employment and how that was very cool and i totally identify with that because right after my husband and i got married we moved moved to fort benning and i actually worked in human resources before that and worked as a career consultant so i like help people get jobs so when i moved to forbidding and i was totally like you said like i can rock an interview. I feel like you know. I got cool skills. I can bring to the table and just nothing happened for me and it was really really weird. <hes> very surprising <hes> you know because i think you're totally right. Military spouses face ace much very unique challenges when it comes to the employment yang and for me it really worked out but in honestly you know it worked out for you like you've gotten mm to climb the ranks and publishable and <hes> start your own business so <hes> on that note. What do you wish people knew understood good about the military stuff community <hes> i read this being the other day that said behind every successful woman stands whiteboard big vision and unapologetic ambition. I x out woman in in certain meals. Now you know we are smart. We are creative problem solvers <hes> we're fighting. You know you know how to take nothing and turn it into something something and anyone who has that mindset and skills that is an asset to any business company or corporation organization period. We appreciate sister get after it and i agree yeah. Oh that is so true and what a powerful quote 'cause. I like i wipe boards a lot too and dry smarter than <hes> and sticking it <hes> but tell us you know as you transitioned from struggling with those gaps and then rising into entrepreneurship than really encouraging other women what connection <hes> did you developer. Have you worked with been supported by now the u._s._o. So as a marketing consultant <hes> i work with you know great organization north carolina for military employment <hes> who also a co host events and different <hes> programs and services with um abuse o of north carolina team <hes> so mostly in the capacity to help transitioning service members and their military spouses find employment resources support <hes> the year whether it's hiring event or u._s._o. Pathfinder program <hes>. I also value them in their resources that <hes> <hes> the u._s._o. Offers you know they're kind of like a home away from home for you know we're seeing or whether you're traveling in and out of airport. You know it's just one a safe place. I play for comfort. You know that is associate <hes> the u._s._o. Ask <hes> so you know they offer tremendous amount of resources <hes> to help knows not families transition to new areas and faces <hes> when i use them as a point of reference for <hes> new and existing families typically tweets appoint <hes> them <hes> into direction to help them dentist ways to get involved with into form the next to the networks within <hes> their new communities because you know there's another quote where they say your network is your network and i always tell people feel your network before you need it. You're gonna meet people <music> every installation. <hes> you know start selecting people not transact shore way but you never know who you're meeting and you're never know how they're going. Thank you be able to help you down the road and vice versa how you would be able to help them as well so bill that network before you need that's really important that is such great advice and i just i can only imagine if we had hours to chat. I'm sure you have dozens you so you could share with how someone you met at when you're first duty stations that when you launch she's waiting marketplace you were able to connect or you know just it's it's crazy how you know. My husband always says it's a small army and it is for this earned. Melville is i think mill spouses 'cause we. We always have such connections actions and i think capturing that and and capitalizing on it is very important for that absolutely even when i started my online store when and i was in california and you know my <hes> when i finally found a job my coworkers were shopping for my store and my neighbors and you know they really have to do that and this is really when i didn't really know anything. I just knew i wanted online store. I did some research and bam up on the web. I spelling you know <hes> but to have them support you in that way if bills you're confident her to keep moving in pushing forward. Yeah definitely have those people from way back in the day. Hey that are <hes> probably would not be here. Had i not had that before and that confidence for push me for for the most gratifying part about it is that now i get to be that person for other spouses you know yeah and that is that is when it comes full circle and it's like everybody that gave me a chance or supported me anyway we get to back and it's such a good product though <hes> well i decided to talk more in a few moments we'll but we need to take a super quick break and when we come back let's talk about how you got involved even more so with u._s._o. 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Yes tell us why is it important and what does it mean to you to have this platform. You know so you know it's still incredible to have an organization such as the u._s._o. A big by connick corporation like maxwell house. I remember my grandfather drinking maxwell. That's what how growing up you know. <hes> that's what some of my most fondest childhood memories but to have these two <hes> join forces and i want to lift up my voice in the voices of other military families <hes> you know we we have really important stories to share and to be able to have his life platform to do so. It's incredible so what are some challenges the military spouses faceless <hes> gaining employment and how this collaboration between u._s._o. Maxwell house pressing into this dialogue in a positive way so i think oftentimes is the first hurdle meltzer south face is is even getting an opportunity to interview right <hes> so we mean companies and organizations to be you the open minded about the vast fields that inexperienced that we bring to the table that we're bringing into a job or community you know our stories deserve to be told. I'm just really excited to be a part of a project <hes> with the u._s._o. And maxwell house that support that goal we just really need more companies the organizations that kinda take note <hes> fall in line so to speak you know <hes> and and really come together and see what we can bring to the table table and give us the opportunity to shine absolutely so what additional support the u._s._o. Offer military spouses so the average north or south moves eight to twelve times in a fan of a twenty year career right so the u._s._o. <hes> we have what they called. The military spouse networking program that delivers <hes> emission of connection by providing ultra spouses opportunity to build sustain their networks <hes> whenever and wherever they are <hes> the u._s._o. Networking program if they've you back in may <hes> twenty sixteen to connect notre spouses to they're social professional and community network and spouses created their own personal and dan professional elevator pitch learn the art of networking because it really is a science you know <hes> and engage in feet networking with other spouses hiring lawyers. Maybe leaders organizations that yvette in spouses will walk away meeting fifteen to thirty people by the end of the today the goes back to you know seeing you know building your network before you need it. This program allows you to do that <hes> well. He just had a question. Come in from one of our listener so with the support the u._s._o. Offers military spouses is also so apply to retired military spouses or only active duty well. I want to south always so you know <hes> the u._s._o. People offers <hes> pathfinder program. <hes> those are spouses so an estimated two hundred thousand plus servicemember transitions out of the military each year <hes> and then more than six hundred fifty thousand ultrasounds are constantly. You know transitioning so this pass on a program extend that u._s._o. U._s._o. Experience to active duty reserve national guard and military spouses as they transition from the military and settle into their new community so i i will fall into that category either so my husband recently retired <hes> one year though actually congratulations on that both of us. That's the big deal. I was in place no foul up one point my husband yeah my husband retired and it was a huge he's retired just a big transition and it is difficult trying to find those <hes> careers and figure yourself out with that transition so it's kind of it's a really good thing that the u._s. has those programs in another one of my favorite is there <hes> possibly connection there gatherings connect with your friends or reconnect with old one <hes> so it's just sort of a broadway and also houses to meet people because when you when you move away from home for the first time i mean you're dropped into a city like jackie enough salon and you don't know a soul you know <hes> this connection type event kind of take that pressure off of you a a little bit to get out into me <hes> new people so it's sort of a gathering where they share vice and and learn about locally vents and they get to meet new friends absolutely networking and <hes> just getting out you know makes a big difference yeah so yeah so how how can other other companies and organizations and individuals support <hes> are a military spouse community <hes> i i think they can support by hiring more military spouses. You know i'm gonna go right to the solution. <hes> we have the skills that that you're looking for <hes> whether we're there for one year five years or ten years i'm we we know the value of our time and and the time of that company anthony organization <hes> and we know how to be impactful regardless of the amount of time that we have you know so we're we're very ah probably a national problem solvers and where they're result <hes> oriented results driven <hes> and you know we're one of the most highly educated educated demographic in the country you know so i think how they can do more is to hire more absolutely absolutely sir well. <hes> you know people there. I mean spouses with so much to give back <hes> it. It is truly amazing but it's what's available available <hes> now. I will say i always my. I like to look up our guests and if there's websites or anything like that i definitely check it out. How so i did check out she swing and <hes> i really cool website. I was like oh. I can go shopping. I find that and i know i was okay. So how does your shop help the military spouse community so she replace it. We're this modern day or the general store brimming with like homegoods an artisan gift for women moms little girls and how we support for the military spouse community is we allow those who make their product to bring their products to life and sell it and they professional retail environment meant. I eat in our store <hes> so i like to tell south. I said you know if you have ideas. You know come to us. We can guide you into the right direction on on how to get it manufactured or sourcing your supplies or your vendors. Whatever it is that you need to bring that idea to life <hes> and then we can teach you the ropes <hes> on the retail side and we can put your products on our show and let our customers decide how they feel about it so we kind of like a starting point four or testing grounds for a lot of houses. I say come here. Tries fails here. If you need to. <hes> lessons you need to learn and then you can grow if you choose took forward and and grow into a big store big box or department store wherever you path leaks you. We like to be that that starting point for spouses who have those ideas c._b._s. With don't quite know what to do with it but an awesome opportunity <hes> i'm floored. That's i didn't even know that that was part of what you do with that. <hes> just to give that back to so many people who it's so scary to take that leap out to on in entrepeneurship and try to do something like that on your own but to have a place where they can start like you said succeed fail or whatever but learn a lot of lessons to go forward so kudos those two you absolutely community yeah amazing and such you know so we we i the answer here where you know we have this brick and mortar shot. We have you know functioning website if we can be <hes> if we can figure out how the to be mutually beneficial for both parties you know consider whatever i have you have as well. You know. That's just kinda the space i like to operate and yeah because i know how hard it was when i started and you know they were zero. Handout giving there are a lot of things that i had to learn the hard way and i don't really think you should have to learn everything the hard way. You know been there done that got a t-shirt approve it us don't have to make the same mistakes so you're dropping so many awesome awesome pieces of advice but <hes> what is one like a couple of things or something specific that you would give other military spouses who are looking to become become entrepreneurs. <hes> you mean when my bike yeah. Just you know because you've been giving us so many just great great things ready stuff onto so. Is there anything <hes> you know like. Is there something specific you like to give them when you're talking to them absolutely absolutely so this is actually given to me by one of my dear friends and my business partner <hes> so i would tell someone news to launch it broken and six it lies meaning. There is never going to be that perfect moment for you to watch that. I that business to start that i._v. To make that product and she played out into the world. There's there's you're never going to get one hundred percent you now <hes> but you have to figure out that seventy percent solution to get hugh booth and forward and then you just improve on overtime for launching broken stick a lot just jump into it. I love it chump chump and do it that really rate stuff with each. I appreciate you giving us all this information. <hes> where can our our listeners go to learn more <hes> workforce you can visit the u._s._o. Dot dot org slash maxwell house to donate towards the the use of missions. You have service members families <hes> and the u._s._o. That or provides information about the services that they provide for military spouses and you can catch me at latisha whole dot com and it will wreck you to all of my virtual corners of the world. That is <hes> very helpful. Lakisha and i know like just the chatter that we've got going on with our command team right now on twitter. We are so grateful that you've been tonight and share this information and clearly u._s._o. In nashville house knew what they were doing when they chose to empower you and feature you in those videos because you were doing some great things and you are certainly paying it forward just as he said paying it forward and you make worthing so we thank you you for sharing your story tonight about how u._s._o. And maxwell house also helping military spouses. Thank you guys for having me listeners. Thank you so much for being with us tonight. 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ZBT #232: Suck It, Big Ol' Fatass ISIS Dude

Zero Blog Thirty

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ZBT #232: Suck It, Big Ol' Fatass ISIS Dude

"Welcome back to another edition of Zero Block thirty today. We have four rounds in the magazine round number one. We're GONNA FAT Shame folks. We normally don't but I do but I will make exception whenever the guy that we're gonNA fat. Shame is a fat fuck Isis Guy. Oh okay if you're a fat fuck Isis Guy. When you're getting these I guess we'll call him podcast hands right we'll give you the podcast podcast? Vogel She's vocals round number two. We're going to invite on Congressman Mike Gallagher from Wisconsin's eighth district. He's GonNa come in and talk about a bunch of different shit that in a politician way namely the packers lost the packers lost. He's we're GonNa talk about some of the threats that are going on in China. The cyber threats being married to a Broadway host like all kinds of so. We're GONNA talk about that with him him and then destroy. That's taking military veterans twitter by storm and round number three. We're going to get on with the war on drugs we invited Thomas Marriott. Who is the guy behind the change dot org petition their? He's GonNa come on the show and tell us why even though I made fun of them on the blog ourselves sports dot com. I wrote a blog pretty much just making fun of him thing. You Still Nice enough. He reached out how I actually didn't talk to him about this in the interview. Why I wrote the blog? He found my email address and was kind of like. Hey this is actually a worthwhile time. Yeah so we invited him on the show to make let him give his spiel on drugs metal and then finally round number four we are going to talk about how a cold it is right now. Because how cold is working party is called a Canadian. Military has been mobilized the farthest reaches of Newfoundland to dig people out from a historic doric snowstorm. And if you haven't seen those pictures it is unbelievable. We're going to do all that right now. 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I've been having myself all day so I think in my packet. I got deodorant. I got the awesome to roll on by the way revolutionary. Yeah I got that one I got at. What kind of pets do you got? Your concern. Aren't GonNa be smelling good dry semi dry and smell like you have all these different options but you gotta check it out. Hawthorne Co and you could check it out and you're going to get ten percent off if you use the code. Zero zero is the CO ten percents off go to Hawthorn Dot C. H. A. W. T. H. O. R. N. E. DOT Co.. All right. Well I am actually in New York for district. It's nice just to come up here and hang out with you guys every now and then but what this morning. When I was on a plane there are some issues that I had first of all online? Seems like you had a lot of issues when you travel. I usually don't usually. It's very seamless because I plan like cake. Cons Braille. You guys know I am planned out I don't do things Like haphazardly like I especially and when it comes to being on time I'm always on time. I'm punctual so when I set like Uber I wanted to pick me up just like it has hundreds of other times. She's scheduled an uber schedule. The Uber I've never done that. How does that work typically great so nor go into the APP? It's five fifteen is when I wanted to. Our four fifteen is when I wanted to leave my house because my flight supposed to board at five thirty. Take off at six so I was Gonna get to the airport at five fifteen and normally whenever I get there I have have clear me so I just go through. It takes me two minutes ago through security. Takes me no time. I'll give myself thirty minutes. 'cause I WANNA shit honestly shit before I go oh on a flight or else I'll be paranoid even if I have to go. I want to go. Thirty minutes is nowhere near enough time for myself. I like to get to an airport minimum hour before my flight. Maybe maybe hour and a half actually so uber since me the notification that my my flight is this morning it's going to be here are my right. It's GONNA be ready. This morning. Wasn't ready the time for them. To show up at my house happened. There was not even a notification that the Ri- was on the way so I'm sitting there freaking out and I can't call lift. The nearest lift is seventeen. Eighteen minutes away. 'cause I live like out of San Antonio so I have to wait at my house and so I'm sitting there fucking steaming mad in my office sitting on my Ottoman completely dressed. Ready to go have all my bags ready to go at the time. That Uber was going to do it. And I'm sitting there like fuck son of a bitch. I just WANNA leave so I have to hop into my truck and I drive myself to the airport. Think no you guys knowing me imagine how mad I am. Oh yeah at this moment. I'm I'm like gripping the steering wheel of my two fifty and everyone knows you kinda state mad to start your day off so shitty. Yeah Yeah just sets the tone for the week sometimes. All my medicine like my antidepressant medicine that I've been on. It's been working so great. I've been such a good mood and to be put in this hour sack of the mood by them. And then I get on the plane I find I make it there. I spy you leaving. Your car's analysts going to pick up your car. You leave it at the airport but I say all this because as you all know. I'm a man of integrity would you would you say that. Yes you pay up your bets. I pay my best to do my thing. I have broken a promise to the list Especially ask if you work at San Antonio Airport police pull the security footage as seen that. That joke is so fucked up when when I have my two bags I'm carrying my carry on 'em I back my Duffel bag in my hand. I'm running through the airport and I'm thinking the list the breaking a promise to listener. Yeah I'm like out of breath going through the clear me thing. The guys like what's going on I was like the fucking Uber Trope. Like he knows a store in the. Tsa You guys just like Like does it. It's never happened to me before. Oh my is very upset. So then I'm flying and I always pay for the Internet when I'm flying line because I just WanNa fuck around on twitter basically because I'm addicted to twitter Roy and I'm going through and I see pictures that cheer me up when I'm sitting in seventy sitting there at seventy and I go through some pictures and it is of the Virginia. Courthouse in Richmond. Right and it is just I boat after boot after boot. Now airing as much gear as they possibly can totally geared out. Just nowhere in any rag you would these people fall but how many of these people you think have any sort of prior service. Oh I bet a lot. Well I would bet a lot of them do for me. Old Old contexts techs Katie over here Thousands they say over twenty thousand people attended a gun rights rally that many yes so thousands of gun rights. It's activists and other groups have crowded the streets around Virginia's capital to protest plans by the State's democratic leadership to pass gun control legislation. So people came from. I was looking at the coverage today from all over the country to this. And Hey protest do your thing but right left to a not to a you half to absolutely roast the fuck out of these people that show up dress like it's like military 'cause play it ruins what it is is guys with like an they're doing out there and play like the Dorkiest fucking guy on the planes overweight people with like the wrong with that. There's people drinks hanging off their belt speed reload metal speed reload her for like plastic magazines. That actually doesn't really work together. Like the guy had had his Barrett fifty cow with five. Six magazine holds. Yeah it's like you can't even reload that it is like twenty thousand people and there's normal people there too. There was an endless amount of people who looked like they just raided the nearest army navy store. That's what I'm saying. This is what mother I I am military it. It was just like an amalgamation of a lot of different branches in things. They've seen in movies and pictures along the way because it just throwing altogether other. That's why I think not. All of them had to have been in the military prior. Because I think if you were at least in the military you would have some sounds of what right looks like that some of these the biggest absolutely military some of them. Yeah but I think a lot of these people are just gun. It's probably even combination of both you're going to have some That are in there but some of them hand. It's just why. Why are you doing this? And there's nothing wrong. There's plenty people who listen to this. Show that love guns ing love going out sued guns and there's nothing wrong with that in my opinion going out and doing exercising your rights and doing all that stuff but with anything when you take it to that level you look like a fucking fucking Weirdo. Yes and if you can't admit that these people standing in full combat battle rattle and Richmond outside not doing anything just hanging out with the biggest guns on the planet. You look like a Weirdo with the magazines with. They're they're wearing gloves that have the heart knuckles heart. And like whatever and it's like what the there's this guy would have Turkey peak around the corner with those kneepads. There's this total and all my God. The the patch industry right now is rolling. They all have what they think is bad as sayings on it like. It's just absolutely absolutely ridiculous. So many like they've Samper terrain. It's like that's why I think that these folks that are at like this kind of spot military people in general. There's this there's this idea that pinterest is just for women. Yeah Petruzzi screen. Every dude standing in that crowd would absolutely love the quote boards. That are on Pinterest. Oh Oh yeah. I'm just looking at these guys. They all have like off ill tacky. They're all wearing a million sheepdog patches. And then they all have like nineteen nineties flak jackets on like with like nineteen eighties attachments. Thousand you say the one guy he had like molly. We'll have molly straps on his Kevlar. Yes what the most it was just. I don't know where they're getting these ideas from so I think we can agree that it's probably right like half and half prior service no service whatsoever but I think nerds. That's going to say I agree that there's a hundred they all look like idiots. I mean absolute wildcards and so it's been peaceful protests which is great. But I if you're if you're not making fun of these guys come on and while they look rough. Nobody look look rougher than the picture that we're GonNa talk about and round number one so when I was a little kid one of my guilty pleasure and my parents were kind of strict with what I can watch on TV. But when I was left to my own devices Mauri was a nineties. I grew up in the nineties. Nineties Maury was was my show and one of the episodes. It's a famous episode and I saw it and it stuck in my head ever since there's this episode where there's a very large man in his home and Maury goes and this was way before all those like my six hundred pound life shows more. I was way ahead of the curve on this. And he he goes and he gets the man out of the house with like a crane has to come in and they like tear down the wall and they crane this guy and I was like holy. Holy Fuck balls my little third grade voice that I was like. Oh Oh oh my God so that picture that scene almost exactly except except In the Middle East and with an Isis guy and instead of Mori it is the Iraqi security forces that are getting this guy out of there. There is a photo of truck bed. The truck bed is open and there is what I thought. This is going to be mean for me. I thought oh I isis. This is all and potatoes around. A man. Looks like several sacks of potatoes because he's wearing burlap colored Galore leggings a very juicy very juicy juicy on the but But it actually even with from Jerry Keller at tasking purpose Iraqi security forces surly this week captured a larger than life isis officials so massive that authorities were forced to haul him off in the bed of a police pickup truck after his arrest. The Iraqi government on Thursday Thursday announced the capture of Isis Mufti Abu Abdul Bari widely known as the terror groups very own job of the Hutt Bari was captured and Mozell the former capital of the so-called Isis Caliphate and Iraq and according to the security forces there he was preaching in mosques all over the city and provocative speeches against the security forces inciting isis members to pledge allegiance to the extremist ideology. He is considered one of the leaders in the first row of the ISIS gangs. He's an old he's an og. Oh Gee isis fellow. He's responsible for issuing fatwas related to the execution of a number of scholars and clerics who were famed for pledging lease so very bad guy has not only Friday's on his hands but also blood pressure and the photos of him. I mean how does this guy rise to any sort of prominence within isis. And how did he hide right right. Well I don't even I don't even know about hiding because I don't think you hide when you're that large but how does anyone take this guy serious when he says anything. When you look like that I know laughing at him to one of the things that I know? This is an audio podcast. And you can't see the video but if you get a chance go look for a picture. Because there's one picture where he has laid down on the pillow couch kind of thing that they have in the Middle East and his Dick. I don't know where it's like. His legs are wide open like a starfish assche. And you can't see Dick anywhere anywhere. Honestly what did he eat to gain all that much weight so much full. I never been to Iraq. ACA Thrive Ghanistan. But I feel like guys on the heavier side of the people that live big fried food for oil but the worst part about this guy. I don't want to spend too much time. Because basically we're telling the story just so we could fat shaming the funniest parts of me is that they put him in the back of a truck. He's not handcuffed or anything because his legs are the handcuff belly bellyache. He's not going anywhere. Where are you going fucking nowhere to Nicole and anyway like where are you going guy? You're not going anywhere to be arrested to be part of like the ISIS leadership and be like we don't even need to coffee cups not needed. Where the fuck you go and guy? I don't know how they got him up into the back of the flatbed carefully. Yeah that's what I would think. I just love the thought of your Iraqi security force member. You're on this like you are F. You get the news that we have this big Jake target. We're going into night zero to Blah Blah Blah. You go through boom you kick down the door the dust clears and you're like. Oh Oh my God like you're just like don't don't expect that kind of thing and like great now who's got a hall whatever and then also I like that this guy. Bari is responsible for issuing the foul to the bomb. The Prophet Yunus Mosque. AK- eight the Jonas Tomb from Joan in the whale stories. No I mean polycom kettle black. You and you're gonNA wear very anti torture. What your podcast? But I feel like this guy. You'd be like hey wall knock off three years of your sentence if you let us give you the most vicious. This is pink belly of all time. Well off three years of your sentence if you let us document your weight loss journey for do the truffle show on gun. Each APPs is fucking workout program on BBC pilot. Actually pay money to watch Jillian MICHAELS. Just lean into this guy and just make them feel horrible about himself. I mean look at him. He feels rebounds that's torture. You know that you're going in the back of the truck without feeling that was that was more ruthless than anything. He's ever done anybody else and also enclosing. It was actually Jerry Springer not maury thinking more as basically interchangeable there was more episodes but was the Jerry Springer one that I that I'm thinking of before he cranes the guy out. I just want to correct myself on that. Thank you for that definitely would have made me accept. Yeah but We're GONNA go from Java. We're going to bring in Congressman Gallagher. The guy was very thin very healthy. He's the fastest man on Capitol Hill. If you listen to the last time one seventy four if you want to hear more of this guy afterward scenario I get star. We'll your your army. We got US captain. Yes you are sergeant and corporal friend producer. The right I got promoted to let Corp. that's the best rank by afford raptor after your first appointment I mean I just I i. I kind of played up as a bit like we did a segment last week about the most expensive thing you bought after boot camp and I went and bought like a two hundred and fifty dollar designer jacket good. It was very very nice last year. I my one purchase. A last year was going to be the year. I successfully rocked a leather jacket. -Ironically you and I spent a decent chunk of change one and it looked so effeminate and weird. I ward as part of a a Hansel Halloween costume but then I never. I'm trying resell it. Now that's getting into the game so the voice that you hear right now kind of a cold. Open the voice here. That's not one normal admitted that on a normal voices scare the non normal for you. Here is Congressman Gallagher. He's back from the eighth district in Wisconsin. which is right in Green Bay which had a rough night last night rough? I got a lot of hot takes on. I guess warning there. I tweeted out last night that you know as I'm Jacksonville. Jaguars Fan. So I don't know success in in the NFL. Or anything like that. But I'd almost rather be where I'm at than where packer fans are at because you guys have gone in the last really twenty. I five years with Super Bowl expectations totally. I have never felt that. So I'd never have the disappointment and we're one in three and championships over the last decade. So I think there's also also added pressure of Aaron. Rodgers is so good and so talented. Even though I think he's regressed a little bit this season that this sounds spoiled for fear. Jaguar's Fan a redskins. Fan pickier long-suffering franchise but if you end the rodgers era with only one super bowl I do think oh. That's a huge disciplined nineties. Braves so my so first of all. Aw there were Did you ever see that. I think you WanNa talk about cybersecurity. Some point that Aaron Jones's a twitter got hacked earlier. This you gotta look up his tweet. I forget what it was but it was totally really bizarre and it brought in Aaron Hernandez and it was like it was insane and then he followed it up with hey man. I just got hacked. So who knows who did that could have been the niners. Don't put it passing could have been the Chinese Communist Party trying to mess with me by psyching out Aaron Jones and destroying the packers but that was my favorite pregame storyline and then I Wendy when the there were doing the national anthem and boy cement was seeing the national anthem. I love boys demanded to my go-to Karaoke Song. Love Boys to men. I was so excited. And then they're all wearing niners jerseys and one of them said go niners after the national anthem. I knew Philly guys. Yeah yeah that's right Motown philly thing ask big niners guys in the end. Maybe Eagles fans should they need to get to the bottom of. That's very weird crushing and then I don't know if you guys saw sorry this. I'm still so recovered very cathartic for me. So I think it was at the niners packers they plan to to Rob Lowe in the stands. We're in the NFL HATTIESBURG NFL hat. And just like a black. Hasn't arrest outs. Tweet it out for like Roblo huge. NFL Guy or or something. Like that and then Rob Lowe re tweeted it and he was like I guess this is the big story of the game. Like concerns are friends with the pardon. My take guys really well like honey that rob lowe understood like yeah. Yeah Yeah Yeah Interesting Rob Lowe and you look like that. I wouldn't care about anything that anybody has asked to say because I'm just like I'm not blow to look like that. Gosh Jimmy Jimmy Garoppolo of Hollywood seriously and he just everything you hear about him is that that he's actually a genuinely nice guy. And every interaction that parcells had with him has been positive so which I could see him like preparing for the game. But you know what all we're an. NFL had just to support all the team right right Ernest. And I wish they would do a reboot with Ham Sam seaboard running for president. That was discussed at one point with Aaron Sorkin interesting. Take your staff reach out to us to kind of set the stage of why you're in here with us again hanging out your staff reach out and say that you're GONNA be in New York and you had time to come on the show so we obviously wanted to have you back but we were talking before we actually turn the MIC sign. We're talking about congressional reform and what the responsibilities for a congressman are whenever you're away from the capital Europe here doing a a lot of fundraising and it seems like what Congress does all the time. Well mostly I'm up your my wife She's worked here for the as I was talking about has worked thirteen years. He's from Wisconsin and so we've she's moved back there but she still has stuff here and so and we're also talking about how we since we're expecting our first sheldon junior we We had our initial visit to buy buy baby totally totally helpless to cry prices for baby stuff on my gosh. If you're out there just like I told the Congressman Unite WanNa go to podfather show. 'cause we just started a reset that on that show where we talk about just got pregnant and having a baby going through every single step of the process and we're doing that potter and you just like at such an information disadvantage Savannah's these people. You need the Yoyo travel stroller. And then you need the the bugaboo vista combined with the Maxi Cozy five grand in like So yeah so I think this is the fun so I've only been politics two years. I've been through to elections and never run for anything before this but the demands of fund raising are constant They get worse. I think with every election cycle. You're even if you control inflation. The average cost of a congressional race has gone up and up since the nineteen seventies. And as we're talking about before the real downside of that is not it. It doesn't corrupt assist him in the sense of people. Aren't you know bribing members of Congress so that they changed their vote. Vote for this particular special interest or or whatnot. Although a little bit of that does happen. It's more that it takes up so much of your time that it's impossible to devote the time you need to the actual art of legislating and doing oversight of the executive branch and indeed all the incentives are there pointing in you direction of just raising money and raising more money after that as opposed to focusing on legislation. I think that's why you see so. Many members of Congress spent so much which of their time trying to be Kinda see list media celebrities as opposed to actual legislators because the system has changed in such a way as to incentivize them to do that. Like they're actually acting acting rationally in that regard and so I I would admit to you that I think campaign. Finance reform is one of the most complex areas of law. If you've studied this issue every time we tried to do something about it. We've actually unleashed second and third order consequences. We didn't anticipate so for example the simple fact that we have limits on what you can give a congressional candidate strike capped at Twenty eight hundred dollars others primary general fifty six hundred dollars eleven. Yeah eleven to for Total Primary Jennifer couple So that makes some sense right. You don't want a billionaire to be able to it. Just give you know three million dollars to candy liking therefore seal the race but it just means candidate actually has to spend more time raising money. 'CAUSE you're raising it from a greater number number of people at a lower dollar so it's a huge huge problem and that that doesn't even get into the the so-called soft money side of the equation the super pacs and things that are artificial campaign so you basically have a situation now where candidates particularly statewide candidates for Senator Governor are able to. They don't technically coordinate with super PACs but super PACs back to do their dirty work for them they run all the attack ads for them and they can just kind of wash your hands and say well. It's not my money but really I mean it's all the same people right that it's it's it's it's a really problematic system. I spent a lot of time on congressional reform. I think there are some things upstream of the actual raising of money that we can change to change the incentives. But I mean you just I do feel like you're in quicksand all the time how you feel because in one thousand nine hundred ninety six over this young girl scout and I had cookies troop and it was as I still remember the stress of that so these when someone gave you money they got cookies in return for this. It's like they'll get you know. Part of running an ad in northeast this Wisconsin. I'm blue haired women and men that are they're like well Mike. I gave you twenty eight hundred dollars last year not seen anything. I think that sounds like the the creepy old guy from family person really. We oppose one. This one idea that I'm intrigued by so you can imagine a time limit on fundraising right. So you can't fundraise six months. It's you know. Take the election day six months out. That's all the time when you're allowed to raise money in the only problem with that is it would advantage incumbents even more than the already advantaged incumbents incumbents are insanely advantage they European monarchies turnover less than incumbents do But I think the timeline would make some sense. You could have a geographic limit in other words but you're only able to donate to candidates That actually represent your seeking to represent you although there may be First Amendment concerns with that and you run into all sorts of devils in the details on the soft money side. I would be in favor of full. I if you can't limit super PAC donations and I think there are a good argument that you can't at least have full transparency right so so if you're going to put a million dollars in a super PAC and run ads saying you know Mike Gallagher Hits puppies. Don't vote for Mike Gallagher. It it wouldn't be like Mike. Gallagher hates Aaron Rodgers. Love Mike Gallagher hates someone do that. It'd be like Americans for puppies and you'd have no wadia. The actual funder was Americans for pup. Yeah that's right I'd be curious and this is something I struggle with in my first campaign since you're all veterans You know in a in a campaign your identity gets reduced to one thing and for me. It's like I'm a marine right and that's you know it conveys something genuine which is like this is about service you know theoretically you're radically. I like the idea of of military veterans both Democrats and Republicans running for office. 'cause you know they can work together. Get difficult soft on etc etc and we got a lot of great candidates in both sides of the aisle running. But I wonder if we're like dangerously close going overboard with all this right it's like I don't know if you guys talked about. Unlike in call like vet twitter and mill twitter learned on military social media channels a lot of times. Now it's the ad for so and so in Iowa who's like in his uniform doing this and that everybody in the military communities like Rolling Their Eyes Editor get it br okay but at the same time it does strike a chord with the civilian population. Doesn't he was like that's fucking right but I also think it reduces down who each individual is and it just says. Oh well. They're veterans so they have all these qualities and I don't know anything about him but he's a veteran so he must have all these these qualities which I don't think is true all the time totally and we can't I mean I think the promise of electing veterans to office is not just that they're going to put the country first and work together and you know try and get Congress working again but theoretically they should be best positioned to stand up to the military itself. And as anyone who's served in the military knows it is a highly imperfect organisation right filled with a lot of status quo minded people that are either collecting a paycheck. Sometimes or don't have the best interest of everybody at heart and so we need to reform the military we'd seen gene high-profile scandals but the va right which seemed our politics. Where theoretically veterans and Office we best position to say? This is crap like this is not to fire people that aren't performing right. But I don't know how we go down the Stanzi just talking about soul-sucking asking people for money as Americans are for puppies though right we're shooting aim team and the Green Bay packers. Everyone loves to packers. I would say so. Just the last packer thing. I'd say the buddy mine was the wide receivers coach a few years years ago. And so I got a little bit of an insight into the organization not much though but it was funny like all right so I'm in politics. I get hammered all the time I mean I could tweet out. I love puppies appeased. All the comments would be you know. Puppies puppies go poop and that contribute to global warming evil globalist like but but that is just a fraction of what your like lowest level coach on the Green Bay packers organization gets in terms of scrutiny are so so many journalists covering every aspect of the packers organization and not paying attention to what I'm doing so I have enormous sympathy for everybody today. That's getting hammered. In the the Green Bay packers organization I think we actually outperform the season relative to what we were supposed to do. But we'll see I have a final question on that. Sorry it sounds like for me and like the life pilot myself. That sounds like a nightmare to me. Adding to one. You're under so much scrutiny. All the time in public office to like you said you can't make a move without people. Oh being all over you. I know this pain because a stranger said I have old man hands on instagram. The House still reeling from it but I know the fundraising raising and all this stuff. And you have so much pressure on you. What makes it worth it for you? You said you're going into your third term. What makes it worth it for you to keep doing this? If I do two things one you really do You get a window into your hometown area. You grew up in that you would never get otherwise right because because you know you don't know where you're from but let's say you you didn't live back there as opposed to Manhattan you work. For whatever on your daily Commute you would pass any number uh of nondescript gray buildings and never stopped to think like what's going on inside their right was that a manufacturing company is that a nonprofit and so in this job I get to go all around northeast Wisconsin. And I get to meet so many people that just just blow you away and like renew your faith in y America's the greatest country in the history of the world right and it's not because of what's going on in DC. It's what's happening at the local level so many awesome people that I never would've met otherwise and so to represent my hometown represent my home. Area is is awesome and I learned a ton from it. Secondly well related related. I think it puts you outside your comfort zone but for me I had tried to build a career both in uniform and uniform as a national security professional whenever that means but I wanted to work on national national security issues. You know had school for that. Had you know served military doing that now. I get to do that from a different perspective from a legislative perspective in whether it's on the Armed Services Committee which is one of the it's like the exception that proves the rule in Congress in terms of we work together. We have sometimes brutal debates but we get legislation passed every year that I think is good and has the country's best interest at heart. I'm charing outside commission on your cyber policy. which is fascinating and so? It's really getting the outside my comfort zone or allow me to sort of tackle issues that care about from a different perspective that I enjoy but I also come into it with. I'm not GonNa do this for twenty years like I. You know who knows if it'll be four years or ten years but it's not. It's not going to be more than that so I feel like you know. I'm playing with house money at this point. It's just a cool way to serve northeast -Sconsin and and it's been you know. It's not something. I didn't sit there when I was sixteen being like I want to be president. Wanted to say you're getting you're done with your ten years the ten years at uc you leave. What's the one legacy that you WANNA leave behind if you have one baby to work on? What's that baby so I your actual baby? I'M GONNA I'M GONNA I'M GONNA split the baby into and and and do two things in classic political fast I you I mean so are you. Are you a new father or you been a dad for fourteen years. Oh my gosh. How many kids you have to okay? I have two daughter's fourteen and seven so I assume this answer is going to change when I have. My wife has a kid at the end of June but for now that's already good because so many ladies it's out there now hate it whenever you say. We're having a baby. I hate having I hate it right there in the room. It's so it is the I the battalion commander taking credit for something a single fire team. Did you weren't even route. That's it's like every navy seal writing a book kill Bin Laden I think I made a cheap shot at the navy seals lasts so Cowan Crenshaw. I love you Scott Taylor I I love you guys Jaakko willing seems like a bad ass guy. He'll be on Friday. Is that right yeah. I love his stuff. He's great man every day so the guy that started instagram. Where you just pose all right? We're GONNA take a picture of a time that like ten forty five and surly prepare for tomorrow's interview so there are just too quickly. There are two issues which I consume most of my limited brainpower everyday one is I I do think there is a reorientation of US grand strategy and foreign policy going on Centered around. How do we confront the threat posed by China in general And the Chinese Communist Party sort of infiltration of the digital economy in particular. And yes right. It's crazy do we. The the military outlawed to talk because a a lot of nobody ever gives us so much. I'm not onto. Try to integrate it. We'll give you the best one. So it's like it's like Dumb Lance Corporal Guy Charles de Lance corporals. Like he just like here. You Go Nash Life Onto. Yeah Ah Life So there's a there's a lot of issues in that area but I actually think regardless of who wins the presidency in two thousand twenty. I think this is going to this is going to be the new consensus position. -sition and I think we're at a position similar where we were in the late forties early fifties vis-a-vis the Soviet Union with China. And that's an interesting problem that I work a lot on in Congress and it doesn't like give me a lot of press but it's cool stuff and it's important stuff and I love that the second thing domestically as we are spending most money on healthcare and we're not necessarily getting a better outcome for the money we're spending and so I think the key unlocking all this and it's not a left or right thing is radical transparency in healthcare pricing and. I have a lot of bipartisan bills. In that space The trump trump intercession actually has some good executive orders. And that's base and I think if we ever want to have enough money to fund all the things we like. Whether it's you know more I and if not complied right missiles for the army and the Marine Corps or it's meals on wheels or it's new roads and bridges. We have to find a way to control healthcare costs and until we do that everything else is rounding Aaron so those those are the two things that I hope to have some small impact on and then I can go back to Wisconsin and be an assistant coach for the packers waterboy awesome. So how do we get so there was a new story that came out kate. What was the new story about the cybersecurity threats? So it's going to be round number today. We'll bump it up to round number one So this story comes to us from Hailey Britzka at tasking purpose as if having a loved one deployed overseas isn't enough family. Members of soldiers deployed with eighty eighty. Second airborne are being warned of menacing messages. They might receive on social media and are being encouraged to report any. They see They these messages are being sent to troops. I and family members of troops deployed to the Middle East earlier this month in response to the increased tensions with Iran. One message calls for troops to leave the region. If you want to see your family again Go back to your country. You and your terrorists clown president brought nothing but terrorism. The message sent over an instagram account. Using the photo of now deceased Iranian commander Sulejmani. Said you fools underestimate the power of Iran the recent attack on your expletive. I'M GONNA say probably duty balls is the word he's basis was just a little taste of our power. By killing our general you dug your own grave before having more dead bodies just leave the region for good and never looked back. Now I can see how strong is at it but I can see like a wife or husband at home. WHO has a spouse overseas getting that message being like Right first of all very scary. That the Ghost of Solomon is on instagram now like now. We have ghosts with instagram. As the biggest issue at hand here but families are now getting reports of fake scenarios about kidnappings a bunch of phishing attempts. And it's because and this to me is a huge deal the MWR network there which stands for army's Morale Welfare and recreation program was hacked so all the contacts were obtained of like like all these family members of the deploy troops so now. They're getting all these messages. So it's via instagram. Beginning the messages or emails social media of family members is I guess the MWR's where these troops are going in there to talk to their families back home. Whatever computers and stuff? They're using their got hacked. So all the connections to like the people they're talking to back home and stuff are are now. Whoever these hackers are they have this information and they're sending scary messages and this and that So set foot in. MWR facility really seven years. Oh ooh possibly even deployed deployed right. That's where deployment of smoking cigars cigars wall you'll be both steaming hot. MWR with the Canal's Tinier Shit. Yeah it was was just The worst but a lot of stuff like that and more and more. We're seeing stories like that and I know like phishing and hacking and stuff isn't what you're focused on your focus more but I mean like you said more and more even though it doesn't get all the press I feel like the direction we are going in his are online capabilities. And all this. You know I'm an idiot. When it comes to those wires with the Internet's coming out of it that's a big deal okay? Fire Fire Sic where d the UCS going like in terms of. Because I know we're even creating new branches where it's like solely folk not branches but were solely focused. The army now has a cyber branch. Yeah like yeah. What's the biggest focus like you said you're talking about China and will that be the the real war like that will be? The Cold War would be online kind of thing like that. Sound like an idiot saying no So that's a few things one. Let me stipulate that I I don't know if he gets talked about on the podcast but I actually have been incredibly supportive of taking out Sulaymaniyah. I thought it was a masterstroke. And I think has has reestablished some level of deterrence with Iran although things are very unpredictable but Iran's increasingly weak position both not only within Iran itself where there's been protests for the last two years but across across the region I mean we've had anti-regime protests in Lebanon within Iraq itself in. That story is kind of been lost in the media. Sort of attempt. I think to posit that this is going to lead to world war three and I just don't think that's accurate so I that's my bias. I'm in favor of soil. Somebody who's on the House arms committee whenever this story comes down you as a member of Congress are you like I kind of wish. We had a little bit more know about what was going on. Where do you fall in line of that? Congress needs to take back some of the war powers. Yeah so I think the the the best way they do this would be to I think we should repeal simultaneously. Not only the two thousand and two others for the use of military force which this was the Obama administration's justification for going back into Iraq. After it had precipitously pull out of a rocket. Everybody's using it fucked up. Yeah that's right. Well that is that is true. Republican or Democratic presidents tend once they get in office to expand their interpretation of executive power. Right where you stand depends on on where you sit and that's system with Obama and and like I used to hate that whenever people would say well Obama. Did this Bush did this. If you took and just looked at bullet points of what Obama and Bush did foreign policy wise. You wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Yeah no it. Certainly Obama used executive authority combined with a couple of a to kill a lot of tears. So you could repeal that also you could do some basic basic hygiene of repealing the Nineteen ninety-one which still on the books as well as the nineteen fifty seven a UMF still on the books. My personal favorite fifty-seven subsidizing. Thanks six. What a man he was always he passed yet? He's he used to be the one thing for your time. I remember that. Yeah so that would actually would. Our troops would still be able to partner with Iraqi security forces under the Authority authority given to them by not only two thousand one a map. Which is the primary authority that we use to go after al Qaeda and its associated forces? Now there's some debate as to whether that covers a group like Isis which in two thousand fourteen. I believe officially excommunicated from al-Qaeda so I think simultaneously have to revise the two thousand one. A you a math. In order to explicitly say this gives gives us authority to go after Al Qaeda Al Shabaab Isis etc.. But also I would be willing to put a five-year sunset in the two thousand one a. m. f. with the goal of forcing forcing a future Congress to have to revisit that and also revisit by extension the entire war on terrorism said. Okay how we doing. Is Congress getting the necessary information it needs to understand that. Oh wait why our troops in Nigeria or wherever they are I mean. I think what's gotten less attention. Is that Al.. Shabaab militants killed three Americans and it almost the same week and they disabled by the way a ton of high priced aircraft and we are on the wrong side of that cost curve. Our bases are increasingly vulnerable. All over the Middle East and even more vulnerable in indo-pak com where you know China's missiles won't fail if they decide to strike us etc so I actually think there is room for a little give and take on both sides that involves repealing unnecessary mess. Revising is in the two thousand one M. F. but hardest part of it this is the war powers resolution was passed over Nixon's veto in seventy three seventy four. Check me on. That has completely failed to do you what it was intended to do. And it was a noble intention right. It was to get Congress back into the game when it comes to war powers. But there's only been one instance where a war powers notification has resulted in withdrawal draw troops and that was in the Mayaguez crisis and other than that every president has found a creative way to get around the war powers notification so I think we actually have to take a step back and look at the war powers resolution and why has failed Senator Kaine and senator young actually have a good sort of debate on this and so in an ideal world. That's what we would do. Three things. Repeal the unnecessary ems revised two thousand one and and then revised the entire war powers resolution construct and I think that would get congress back in the game. While also giving the executive branch the freedom of maneuver needs to take back is unbelievable with as the exact same thing houses thousands. I swear literally thinking the same thing. It's a really interesting issue. By the way the the guy the guy who was the lead house proponent for the war powers resolution was a Wisconsin Wisconsin congressman named clements a-block easy. And you can go back and he wrote an OP ED in the Washington Post. You know criticizing the Reagan administration for some of its lawless deployments. And it's legal reasoning that op. Ed could work today so this is not a new debate. And there's no easy answer. I'm not trying to suggest to you. There is but that would be I. I think that's kind of the goldilocks grand bargain in the middle. And I want to go back to why you're in New York as a sneaky real reason why because you just don't want to be in DC and the impeachment stuff. No well we're not. We're not in session and this week I think the Senate is the it is interesting. I got married in September My wife is amazing. She's she's been a successful Broadway actress. Actress in New York But you know she's she's a native word which Charlotte. She was in Chicago for two years. Yeah she's great I didn't see her when she he did on Broadway. I saw a regional production. But she's She's done a lot of different stuff. So it's been fun I mean it's it's funny for those who don't Republican Congressman I would say the center center of gravity in the Broadway community is not at all but her friends are also. It's been fine arts. Asked me what what makes us worthwhile. That gives me an opportunity to dance and express you guys dance together. Sometimes I try to. But she's she's he's actually has talent but D- dance for at our wedding was very intimidating bed. Now it was it was real pain to and and then my my my college buddies like they kinda. They rose up to the challenge a little bit. They didn't want to be totally upstaged so while they cannot dance. Well they they dance very hard aggressively more aggressively as the night wore on beers. Drank all right congressman from by. Oh is that wow. That was quick. My Gosh Josh. I feel like I just talked too much. 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Let's get in to the interview or we talk about the war on drugs number three I I trump as you may have seen a new online petition out this week asking president. Donald Trump signed an executive executive order creating a war on drugs service medal. The petition would create a total force award to recognize active duty reserve guard auxiliary and State Service members who fought in the war on drugs anytime from June eighteenth nineteen seventy-one to present as of last Thursday afternoon. Only two people had signed the we. Are The people petitioned we the people petition But it's gaining a little bit of steam and we have the Creator Thomas Marriott on the horn with us all right now Thomas. Thank you for joining. Hey Hey thanks for having me. I'm I'm that guy and I'm grateful opportunity to be here Not sure that The Right Messenger. And I'm definitely not an expert on the war on drugs but I'm more than happy to kind of share my journey in the story and some of the things that I've observed over the last few years. So what got you involved in in this messaging in this. 'cause what was your. What was the onus for you? The initial genesis was Kind of unwittingly. The war on drugs had a kind of a big impact on my life when I was a kid My father was in the eighty second airborne and when I was four years old Over Christmas is when they were deployed for operation just caused which is considered kind of the largest combat operation and were on drugs history when we invaded Panama and toppled toppled the regime there et cetera? And so Kind of some of my earliest memories were from that time I remember. There was a big snowstorm in Fort Bragg at the time and looking out the window. Oh you know wondering if my dad was gonNA come back and all that kind of stuff and so as I got older and got more interested in history and military history at Cetera. I started doing more research. It's just about Operation just cause itself odds. It's it's yeah was this super successful but very short combat operation that you know is this is relatively looked over in the annals of US military history and so As I started digging into it and two thousand fifteen It kind of just opened the door to the whole war on drugs history itself And I just as I continue to read more and more and more it was just it was surprising to me. Any how many combat operations there has been and how little coverage you know the received and that kind of continued to is just like build on itself And at some point I just thought hey you know it's really interesting that there's just not a lot of Recognition for the duty and the sacrifice. That has it's happened in the war and so I decided to kind of lead this lead this initiative because nobody else was doing it and taking that step and whenever you're doing it and you're are putting it out there that you want to have it whenever you see guys like me who write an article making fun of it. Essentially like this is bullshit. We shouldn't be doing this do you. Do I wanna give give you an opportunity. I told me to go fuck myself. And secondly did you expect that knowing and reading up about the military history. Did you expect those types of blogs blogs to come out that type of opinion of course of course. I'm I'm familiar with you. Guys Yama Fan. I fall all the memes online. Of course you know I I was just having this conversation with James over at task and purpose which is you know. It's like the ultimate Perfect storm right. You have the Internet culture. which is Kinda you know its own cynicism? And I don't give a thought about anything and then you've got military culture which is kind of similar and then you've got pop culture Taylor and for you know obviously especially the millennial generation we grew up with movies like half baked and Pineapple Express and and so when most people think about the war on drugs blogs and think about drugs. In General Ed's you know does a bunch of Bros.. Smoking Pot it's all harmless that kind of stuff and so I knew that I was going to basically trigger trigger. Everyone I I. I was hoping I would break the Internet. A little bit more For the Sega petition. But yeah I I get it that I'm that guy and And so I was. I was ready for the trolling I sell reading and I think it is interesting like you said I do like that. You're starting this conversation Asian about the warranty because reading the things here are more than two hundred and fifty thousand servicemembers have served in the like. I put in quotes the war on drugs since president. Nixon percents And then it's cost more than one trillion with a t and killed or wounded at least five thousand Americans and as you noted It has killed more American civilians civilians via overdose than civilian casualties of the war on terror. World War One World War Two all these things so I think it brings up a much larger and more important conversation. We're so worried about terrorists terrorists and this and that when really like drugs are killing far more Americans like looking at the math and and heroin epidemic right now and all that stuff like great conversation I I felt a little torn as somebody. 'cause I saw the metal and the design for the metal on the one side is going through the poppy fields in Helmand province right. It's Mike about where they make the hair and everything. I was one of those troops at the same time. Oh gals dabbled in a little bit of drugs myself. Nah Maybe team shrooms could gain. Maybe a couple of miles ecstasy Marijuana alcohol prescription Pill Abuse Anabolic Steroids. GMT emt all the good stuff. Yeah anyways the steroids were to get ready for a PF t by the way that was only to get ready for but no. I haven't done all this but I have dabbled in dry like so it is just like I was just saying I I just I feel like I could wear it but also I'd be a little bit of a traitor right and I house the hypocrisy I wrote this blog making fun of the metal itself itself and when Tim reached out to me and he he's a check out this video of Delta. You know whatever you're thinking the war on drugs you're thinking of Little Nancy. Reagan just say now sitting in a wooden chair wearing her hair shirt. You're not thinking of combat operations that are happening deep inside the the jungle and being very dangerous and that's kind of the point you WanNa make right. Yeah of course First before we move onto that my question is what did you score on the ABSDF view Aegis to eighty five. I don't like to Brag crashing demon. It was worth the hair on my chest and the lack of it really. Yeah I mean chapter near Defense. That was the thing I actually. I appreciate it You know you were considering during the the nature of all of Your Pos. You're actually pretty objective on it at the very bottom. You'd you'd put you know I you know. This is all qualified based on you know people that have done actual actual combat operations. You know obviously The the war itself has been going on for forty eight years it spanned six different administrations all types of different policy all over the the place And the late eighties and nineties is one. We really ramped up things down in South America which is kind of what you're you're indicate and of course we're we're still down there Do on dance but because we crush the medi cartel Most of it has moved up into the Golden Triangle and Mexico. And so there's not as many combat operations there but You know movies like that. I'm sure if more with like clear and present danger kind of you know at the time during the nineties reflected some of those. You know a a black ops kind of things off the radar but that that was the kind of the point in the narrative that I was I was really wanting to highlight as I cannot tell you guys unexpectedly okay. How many emails I received over the last few years of random? That's reaching out to me saying. Hey you know I. I was in the war on drugs. I can't tell you when aware you know but I really appreciate what you're doing highlighting bringing attention this side. One guy who bud Took a shot in the face All that kind of stuff so I totally get it. It's it's really easy to think about you. Know just some guys down on the border eating snickers and I expect you to me your age that you are. You're young guy. Yeah you're probably still. I expected you to look like you're fifty eight years old that you've been in from a cracker barrel. Not GonNa. I thought he was going to be like DAB come over here. I can't find the Internet Co and Thomas I mean so you think about the war on drugs and it's involved a lot more than just just the military and I'm sure you know you just mentioned these people that came and tell you what they did or who they are working with. What do you say to the people that say? This is way too abstract of a conflict to start handing out medals to everybody that touched it even in the smallest way. Yeah I I totally get that. And it is really hard I think you know and I purposely kind of cast a really wide net. If you look like on the home page describes the qualification for it I literally cast the whitest. It's not possible of anybody that's touch it and the real reason for that was was so that I could touch as many people as possible and get the conversation going bring attention to it. I mean ultimately the dod the in the Pentagon the US Army had herald reinstitute All of those guys will ultimately determine who qualifies under what conditions and whatnot and. I'm totally okay with that and I'm honestly totally okay. If they don't use the design I have to say to chat so like the patrolling. Didn't hurt me but I trust my heart. When you when you sit on a design buddy I mean you put white on a metal? You got to know that. I'm be drinking heavy full-body reds have to buy a new one. Every time I go I don't want that you just have a straight up. Blackwater may instead of having if you did it. Like two or three deployments instead of a gold Oakley ugly plus cluster. Maybe you put on like marijuana now. I would like that type of thing as well. Yeah I got thing was the design itself before the metal and I I'd like to take a quick saginaw kind of talk about what went into that so the the Kind of approach that we took if you look at all modern medals. They're really based on more of kind of a symbolic abstraction. You know it's like Oh we're fighting in the Middle East. Let's put a lien on there. It's like like it's almost like a heraldry in student armies using clip art to design things like Trusdale like they kind of you but some of the metals that I really like Growing up up You know my grandparents World War Two of course until I you know. When I was young I was always looking at the European and Pacific campaign at all? You know these kind of cool scenes that that depicted the deal there and so that was the kind of direction I wanted to tape was a scene that really you know kind of embodied what the war on drugs lungs was and then it became really really difficult because it's forty eight years in running and there is all kinds of different scenarios in the jungle. We got the Middle East. We've got Southeast Asia predominantly a lot of activity on the oceans with the coastguard. And of course the Coast Guard has probably had the highest level of service and impact on it and so it was. Do we optimize for the sacrifice or do we optimize for the duty. And ultimately I went for optimizing the sacrifice because of love the casualties that have been inflicted and and Hellman and can't hearts trod so that was the the approach Ivytech and I always thinking finally for one. Somebody gives some attention to the marines. They'd be happy shit all over. Well I mean. I'm glad that you came on. You knew that I made fun of it and you still had the courage to come on the show so Kudos to you for that. We appreciate you taking the time out and I think it's an important thing too now that I hear because I was definitely on the side of like okay but now like here. This is an important conversation to be having. This is a very you feel bad about drug yourself now. I still continue to use but I I still think it is a really important conversation station. Have something pretty interesting to think about so yeah pretty cool. Donald Sweet very time we shit sport thanks police club. Thanks again to Thomas for coming on the show. Good Sport Smart. He has a good sport. He is a good sport and who's is not a good sport. Kate those Canadians. Oh no they're fantastic. Sports my goodness what. What what world what are you talking to? The most must've been. I love my Canadians man to. I've never been to camp. I just WanNa if I had a baby bjorn on I just want to put them all in all of all every single one of them anyways so from. ABC News Newfoundland more than just a dog. I didn't know that so I've learned. Allender Eleanor Newfoundland Newfoundland. Pardon me pronunciation hot start. For Keita. Ruins foulland's Premier Finland loosen you know Finland Newfoundland is inland nufeme. Like we're just goofing. We're Newfoundland okay. We're newfound goofing. On new. Found Lens Block premier. Asked for the Canadian military's help Saturday. As residents of the province's insist capital struggled to tunnel out from homes buried by the heaviest snowfall ever recorded in Saint John's in that province. Premier Dwight Ball. What a name own white ball you start start off so high with premier but then you go all premiered? Dwight Ball said that he asked for the Federal Government assistance including mobilizing the armed forces after the blizzard battered eastern Stern Newfoundland. They experienced a one day snowfall of thirty inches. And that doesn't seem like too much so it's not if you consider wind drifts. It's a ton I watched sped up videos for entire cars and homes were swallowed out crazy hours. People were reporting up to eight or nine feet in their yards alone. There's there's some videos there were floating around if people that had CARAJAS 'cause you know like the garage get act like the barrier. They're opening up their automatic. Garages in the entire two car. Garage was all the way up to the roof. You know eight feet or so said what I don't know what do you do like I'm from the south. I've lived in places that has a little bit of snow. When you have that amount of snow what do you do and well winds were getting up to ninety eight miles an hour like SAZ crazy ninety nine dollars an hour with your with your car completely covered your yard covered? Where does it go? And he's just gotTa wait it out really about it at the peak of the storm which some described as more of a hurricane snowplows were pulled off the roads and then a neighborhood was hit by an avalanche at the height. Eight of the storm Friday night. You know there was so the Minister of natural resources. Shimano Reagan Dwight Ball and shape so Reagan man forget it off. Aw Fund whole kate hair he got her. Grab your wants because no the minister. Shame over here. Is that your federal government. We all just rolled off into this. We lost him in the snow anyways. The federal government was already working to deploy all available resources on the ground. He said that the federal government was still working out. Exactly how the military it'd be able to help which also the town has no power so like you said what do they do. They don't use a snow. They're bringing in like grab your shovels fire blow torches mop. The Snow Brasov Astle the snow. Do Push ups in the snow. What do you do yeah? I'll follow it. Thank you But I mean what do they do. You're like a PFC and you get called to snow duty. That's that's GonNa be a long. That's what you gotta expect Canada. The Canadian National Guard. At some point you gotta grab a shovel at some point. I need you all to p a path through the snow. Oh No joke wasn't gun. Thanks I WANNA give a shout out to those Canadians. 'cause you know getting off the bus. They're newfoundland whenever you're told this this is gonNA be the job. There are certain jobs that you get in the military that you're just like fuck man. You know what Nancy Reagan say. What just say snow? They'll get a medal for it all right. Let's to save rounds alibis. We'll start with rough day. I I duNno you're crushing it. Thrashing it that's it. That's my mother. Another new hairdo another new hairdo blonde. Again it's still orangish. Paid Way too much for it as usual. It's the Brazilian place. This is the place you already went. One time I'll I've been to this place a bunch now. So what is stopping you from. Maybe going to a new place where you don't get overcharged and you end up with something something that you like. I'm saying it looks good but you clearly are not thrilled with it. So why not go somewhere that you would be thrilled. Yeah but they give me like treats I. Yeah a lot of salons to stand with this steaming. Piping hot box of like Brazilian dumplings time like spicy chicken in the middle and they're like you gave me a styrofoam right from cup full of them and so I mean yeah thanks. That's my around me. I'm like legit for. I am having today. I'm just old frazzle. McGill best friend us on this week. Cons of old caveat had asked no. Well Wow wow jabs chaps diarrhea free. Well he ran and he doesn't have diarrhea basically a new man so I started five aunts and some antidepressants recently. Yeah and one of the drawbacks for most people is that it dries you up. Mike Can Cause Constipation For me just caused normal stuff to happen. That was the key. Yeah Ed is helping me out. Everything's coming up encourage people to go out and get their stuff taking care of Kate. You are soon apiary. Maybe I won't sound is frazzled. All starting February casts. Yeah other than that good show. Thanks everybody for listening. Southern Sheet Yeah.

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Episode 529: General Don Bolduc

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Episode 529: General Don Bolduc

"If, it doesn't work. You're just not using enough. You're listening to solve lady our special operations, military meals on straight talk with the guys in the community. Hello again, everyone welcome back to suffer Radio Safra Radio on time on target. You know we have a great podcast lined up for you folks here. Today we have General Donald bowled with us the general spent believable thirty three years in uniform of the United States army e actually rose from. A private he enlisted initially as a private worked his way up to become a general Served in Afghanistan served in a bunch of different places ended up. In Africa with Africa and later. Commanded Special Operations Command Africa. So He has a wealth of experience. We're going to talk to them about a bunch of this stuff going to talk to him about his military career and we're also gonNA talk to the general today because he's running for senator in the Great State of New Hampshire where I lived for a very, very short while but. We're we're wishing the best Fairmont, there is running against Jeanne Shaheen in the upcoming election, which is should be interesting one and we're going to talk to him about all this. But before we get any further, we want to welcome the General General. Thank you very much for taking the time with us this morning, we really appreciate it. Well Steve Thank you very much. It's great to be on I, really appreciate the opportunity and I just WanNa. Give a shout out to all your listeners. Thank them. As well. Yeah. We have a lot of listeners that readers for our site that you know very much interested in military affairs. So I'm sure most of them are in a well versed in who you are but you. Don't talk a little bit about you military because that's know shapes. For All of us who spent so many years in the military you spend a lot more time than I did in uniform but you know it shapes we are and so Let's talk a little bit about that. You initially enlisted out of the laconi in New Hampshire as as a private. I did you know. What an opportunity I had to grow up here in the in in Lakonia. New Hampshire and be raised in a family. That I. Was Born into. You know not you know that's one choice we don't get but I got lucky and got born into a family that believes in. Service believes in hard work and focus never quitting and. I got A. Whole Bunch of that working on our family farm and it. It's really driven me to want to be the best I possibly can be and to serve others and so. I joined. Right. Out of high school wasn't an option for Baltic males in my family. My grandfather made it a requirement for all Baltic males to serve in the military. Excuse me. so When I went into the recruiter he opened up desk-drawer took out all the Baltic names in in in the lakes region area instead which one of you I said I'm dawn and he. Scratched my name off in brought me over took my test and. Next thing I know. I was on my way also signed up on my way. For my first act of duty stint. and. You know. serving as a private a sergeant, and then having the opportunity to go through. ROTC and becoming A. Second Lieutenant in then working with all the great people that I had the opportunity to work with in my career. Something that I look back on and I cherish to this day My only regret is like probably you and many others I wish I was still serving a yeah that's it I mean you know there wasn't a day go by I. Don't think that all of us wish we could turn the clock back and started. Do it all over again you know but We do. You know life. It'd be nice to turn the clock back and still know what you know today. You know on and on another note that I was. I was checking out your website for and we'll get into the election shortly but I was checking out your website. Some your fireside chats that you do and I was like well, the general slow looks like he passed election. So. A lot of the rest of us. I yes I'm waiting. You know there's part of me in the back of my brain. It says you know what I'm I'm waiting for someone to call me up and say, Hey. We need you. We need you back. We need. We need we need. Your involvement so I wanna stay ready for that day. Of A quick. Funny. Story here. I was working as a journalist for a small town newspaper and my chief of police was a guy from the ranger battalion and they had a hostage situation and they had a the SWAT team come out and so I got a call. From the sergeant saying, Hey, the chief they have the SWAT team out they need you up the you know he gave me this address. Some. Like. Why do you need me? So I pulled up there and and you know the SWAT teams all day. So they to me and I said to the chief I don't have any my gear anymore. You know you need me to be the first guy in the stack here or what and he was laughing he was like, no but you know the you know the rules of engagement how it all works in this guy wanted to speak to a member of the press. So they got him to stand down, but it was funny 'cause it's like you know you you start seeing all the guys would all the gear on even police but You know they wear so much military stuff these days and and it's like man I kind of miss this stuff I'm getting too old vert. Yeah I mean I. Mean You do you know when you see? A servicemembers leaving. In particularly when they're leaving you like Geez I feel. I feel bad. Staying back. Right But I'm glad we have those young men and women out there will in that go. There's not many of them. In this country that are willing to make that sacrifice and we see that in the less than one percent serve. and. So it does my heart good to know that there's people out there. That are still going to move to the sound of the gun and serve our country in that way. But I I should you wish that I could Pick up a rifle instead of post with him you know what I mean yeah. Same here So what year did you go through accepting? So I went through special forces training from ninety two to ninety three and that included selection. The infantry officer advanced course and then the Q. Course in language school. So you know it was a Let's see. Started in. Basically February of Nineteen, ninety two and went all the way through in got to fifth group in September of ninety-three Yep Yep. Okay. Because I didn't know if I was working out selection when you had come through and. I was just curious about the dates there, but I was already gone. Yeah. I was already gone by then I was actually that was a year that that timeframe I was down in Colombia. So we probably past each other in the night somewhere but we probably did I really like you know I mean. I mean I thought selection was awesome. Right? It was. You know it was a good smoke show and though you know just the professionalism of the NCO's out there and. That hey. You. Know the balance between working with a team and then individual effort in and and so on. I don't know what selection is like today, but I do know that. I went through at ninety two I I thought it was equality smoke show did what it was supposed to do. And I've heard it's still pretty much the same I spoke with. A couple of guys who worked out there in not too distant past and They they were telling me that much of it is you know they've changed a little bit how they How grade the candidates out there but it's pretty much the same the same scenarios out there and it does it does exactly what you needed to do, and you learn a lot about people by watching them out there and as a cadre member I mean you see it all. So some of the stuff only imagine that you outside. Be hilarious in some in some sometimes it is I mean because the candidates I mean. They know they're always being assessed and sometimes. You know and and it happens I mean you carry in like some telephone pole on your back and Guile, trip and fall, and he'll cuss, and then it will look at the cadre member like Oh, my God I and I'm not supposed to. I'm like. You. Know you're not supposed to roll, but a couple of times I said, Hey, you know you fall in a telephone pole, hit you in the back of the head you're okay to cuss. Okay. Didn't yeah. It'd be good to see. You know. All of us from the northeast. We have a colorful way to put it that way of expressing. Up I would have done. We're different. I've had to explain that to a couple of people you know listen I'm from New Hampshire I'm from the northeast you know direct. you know we get to the point quickly. it can look like abruptness, but it's really not. It's just the way we are so. No disrespect intended right You know that's the wonderful thing about America is you know regionally were so different but. The beautiful thing about America and unfortunately I'm afraid. We're getting away from it. Now is the fact that at the end of the day were all American so we can bring. Young men and women from California. New Hampshire South Dakota Texas. Florida. You know all the place, bring them together, put them in a in a in a training environment and you know they become one unit they become Americans and it's a wonderful thing and You know it it's really Kinda the quintessential. Know idea of E. pluribus unum right and you see it in the military and it's it's it's it's really an amazing thing. Yeah and you know it's funny because like. You know which you know SF, we're always working with. Foreign Allies and whatnot, and you can always tell. which some of the our allies that's did speak some English who the guys were. That were before you got. When I was down in Colombia, was a Colombian captain that we will work. And the guy that was down there before us was, he grew up between Lawrence, Massachusetts and Salem New Hampshire. So he was right there on the Mass New Hampshire border and this Colombian captain you know come up to me one morning and we first got there and he started talking with this New England that just blew me away and I was like so who is this guy was here before and he told me and I started laughing and I was like, wow, this guy sounds like he's from Boston. It is that way too I. You know we saw it out in Afghanistan at the different fire basis. You know a you could guess who was there before you Some of the raises the Afghans learned. Yeah When speaking of Afghanistan I wanted to get into this? Because you spent quite a bit of time there and I thought I read somewhere between two thousand one. In two thousand, thirteen years spent sixty, six months in combat I get. Yeah. That is an incredible amount of time there and You know while you were there you were there in the initial. When the invasion of the initial SF guys went in, you were in southern Afghanistan yesterday the. Washington Post you were horse soldier I can't believe I read that somewhere but. You know just. What it is you know but. You also wounded when a two thousand pound bomb inadvertently dropped on your guys and can you talk? A little bit about that. Yeah that was. That was an interesting few days that we had. There was constant firefights over three days. Three or four days. We had the past. We were right at the pass where you know you show all he caught area about. Twenty miles. North of Kansas City and you had to go through a pass in order. To Open Up. In it was a straight shot right into Canada heart of course, can't heart was still being held by the Taliban at the time. Hamad Karzai was with us and you know he was talking constantly with the Taliban to dry and you know get a peaceful surrender. And we had made our more from Tarran down. And picking up people we went along the way. 'cause I was very good at dealing with the outside press dealing with the. Taliban excuse me dealing with the. Village elders and tribal elders getting people to switch sides and our force just built and built and built and built You know we had probably. Nine, nineteen, hundred, or so Afghans. Is waiting to move with us down Kanye heart is secure Kandhar and and you know we only started with a handful of up in. Up and tearing Coutts. So you know it's amazing thing I called a mud hut diplomacy and You know it worked because we. Let the Afghans, make it work, and we supported them the best way we could with. Airdrops equipment such. So it was five December. We had about three or four days tough fighting. And using close air support, you know to hit targets that were identified by Afghans that were switching sides and. You know explaining to Karzai or explaining. You know where these guys were on the map inside crashing everywhere and. So. we. Recognize. At some point that we needed additional help in some areas are CDC. You know air controller was you know I mean he was just working twenty four seven? So we asked if we could get a you know another. Air Controller intially sent US attack P. and. And a few other augment tease came in. The evening of the of the fifth we integrated them and directed everybody to do the proper handover understand how how we? Approve Golf for Fire and close air support and targeting in verifying the target and so on. So forth and. It was also we got a bunch of male in. So that was really good first time the guys that got mail so Passing out male we were doing air strikes and you know dependent what aircraft show up she'd have fifteen. You know you know one turn a B., fifty, two and other turn and so on on and and they would show up and we put them to work because there was plenty of work from the doing that pass and. wanted to punch you that pass that day. So we're putting a concerted effort than we were getting everything planned. I tell you what I'm nowhere. Two thousand pound bomb lands right on the forward edge of our position And I didn't know what happened at first didn't know if it was a lucky shot didn't know what the heck happened. And It was a mess right We had. Mass Count Situation we lost all our comes all of our weapons you know that. We had stockpiled. Got Hit, and so they were all cooking off and so you had. RPG's whistling around and going around and you had you had bullets cooking off. You had grenades cooking often it was just unbelievable. In the meantime we're trying to get people off hill trying to figure out our coms were were down we had to. Piecemeal comes together setup setup a casualty control point giant get. kind ability of everybody reported to higher headquarters. We had probably. Two, hundred Afghans that were killed or injured as a result of that blast radius of a two thousand pound bomb once we figured out what happened. and. It was an unfortunate era in. Attack P took over from our CDC Guy. changes batteries didn't verify. The grid location you know. Those soft lamp systems at time recent. Reset to your. Sorry about that, reset your position. When you change banners and so. You're supposed to Rivera fi the grid and he didn't any set the grit of our position up to the aircraft. and. Clear them hot to release in. From. There we had. You know quite. Quite. Interesting. Quite an interesting day because. we had to regroup we had to ask for replacements we had to get. In L Z. for Medevac squared. Away. All Twenty six Americans were wounded in some fashion. At. The end of the day me Dave Fox Battalion Commander. Dennis Bovi an Smith Combo guys stayed on the ground. We're the only ones from the original twenty six. It stayed on the ground everybody else's met backed out Medevac to medical. and we stayed there because it was it was no way we could leave even with our injuries because. There was no continuity we just couldn't abandon Hamad Karzai. And his agency partners, his handlers. Thank goodness he wasn't hurt But we had to continue the mission we got replacements in we got the wounded out. We've got the situation under control and And we move forward and. On the On the eighth of December. We took Kanye our city and we took it without having a fire shot. they gave up we occupied. Molo Majd headquarters. And began. Setting up operations to take over southern Afghanistan and. That's what we did and we use the Afghans to do that because. You, know there was only about at that point time poverty about thirty five of us on the ground. For All of southern Afghanistan. So we we did it the Afghan way. And was very successful and I was convinced. That by March of two, thousand two. We could have ended our military mission continued diplomatic and economic. Support. And I believe Afghanistan. Would be a whole hell of a lot better today. Than it is if we had just accepted. The fact that our military mission was pretty much over and let the Afghans you know. run the show, but the government back together hell mechanistically help them diplomatically and but we didn't. We just continued to escalate right continued to build up continued to put more four structure. Built stuff that they couldn't really Police in the military. that they couldn't You know sustain or maintain even to this day they can't. Put. In a government in in bringing the international community to the extent that it became overwhelming Then back off what we were doing because we started the Iraq war in that gave the Taliban and al-Qaeda and opportunity to resurge in. They did by two thousand, five we were we were back. Where we were two thousand, one except they were smarter better organized better. In more determined and. From their two, thousand, five to two, thousand, nine it was a poor policy push strategy poor operational approach a recognition that it wasn't an insurgency. That we weren't fighting an insurgency and we were and you know the the soft guys on the ground at least I know tank manner during that timeframe. And you know During that. During that timeframe and I You know up to two thousand ten and I was like This is just a bad strategy. McChrystal came in with some different ideas about a comprehensive plan between. In two, thousand ten, which I completely agreed with him. So did a lot of other people. So we worked hard to put village operations, Afghan local police program bottom-up programme in place. From two, thousand, ten, two, thousand, thirteen, two, thousand, thirteen, we completely reverse. The security situation were almost ninety percent of Afghanistan belong to the Afghans. Afghan local police were local. Arbitrary. Controlled by the Afghan government, which was something Karzai wanted to happen and. we had the lowest admiralty rates in Afghanistan at that time. And it was it we needed few more years to solidify. In all of a sudden I'm getting ready to leave on my last tour, their middle of thirteen and the Obama Administration Susan Rice and the rest of them want to change strategy. WanNa take a WANNA terminate the. Bottom up strategy and go to a top down thing and reduce forces in. Our generals weren't pushing back hard enough. So I pushed back and. for my. Of, told, not to push back but I just couldn't because I just couldn't not push back because it was a bad call in someone needed to say something and. instead of going back to Afghanistan for another tour after that a different level of responsibility I went to Africa and I spent four years in Africa, and you know we can get an Africa's issues later if you'd like but. Changing that strategy completely reverse the security situation in favor of the Taliban and al-Qaeda. al-Qaeda researched and then isis join the fight. In two thousand, nineteen, we had the highest level of US casualties that we've That we've had since the beginning of that war and we're in the mess that we're in right now. So Very unfortunate but that was my experience there I'll tell you what though are men and women did everything we asked them to do. And they did it with honor they did it with integrity. They did it with character and they did it very very well, no matter what it was even when they thought it wasn't working they made it work in spite of the policy in spite of the strategy in spite of us, generals who just couldn't figure out how to convince the politicians back in Washington DC to fight this war the right way. Now, and That's always seems to be a common problem with the American military. We have politicians that are trying to run a war from Washington DC. They have no concept of what you're looking at on the ground. But again, we could probably spend days talking about that. But I, gave you one answer but you know it was you know some time to cover their. And I like to explain it because a lot of people just don't understand it right don't understand those key points in time you know two, thousand, one, two, thousand, five to nine, and then ten to thirteen, and then now you know now. Thirteen to. Twenty and it was some decisions made that were just. Unfortunate and but. Our guys knew they were unfortunate our guys and gals on the ground new the right thing to do And? It was. You know generals we didn't push hard enough. We didn't stand our ground like we should have a against. You know not be disrespectful but just to say listen. This isn't the right thing to do, and it's not the right thing to do for the following reasons. And we you know in my opinion. We went along with it. In it was. It's unfortunate. Yeah and I wanted to talk to you about Africa because that seems to be a an area that a lot of people in the United States don't realize the amount of violence that's going on there right now, and we do have a a not as deep as the Middle East but we do have a deep involvement in Africa and I think a lot of people don't realize that American, troops have probably been in combat in probably a dozen countries in the continent of Africa in the last decade or so. Up. Absolutely true. Statement. They are doing the same things there that we do in Afghanistan Iraq Syria or any other place in the world are special operation. Forces are doing their combat missions they're and they're doing it through within by our Our partners there and we're fighting. Terrorist organizations that are destabilizing Africa. Destabilizing and and and doing negative things to you know Europe the Levant. Middle East. Into Afghanistan most of the foreign fighters. Come out of north. Africa and when you look at East Africa you got al-shabaab and Isis. You go up north and you got. Isis al Qaeda, their affiliates you go around to the West and now you got isis al Qaeda. More affiliates. As, you go across the Suhel it's the same. You hit the Lake Chad Basin area which consists of Inisia- air. Cameroon Chad. Nigeria. And you got Isis West, Africa, and then you've got Boko Haram Boko Haram. at least while I was there And I haven't seen it change much most deadliest violent extremist organizations in the world They kill more than all of them put together and they do it in Nigeria and they do it. No surrounding countries that I just name. And so Once again. our strategy is a piecemeal strategy. It's not based off of regional strategy. We don't have an outside in inside out very good strategy. Our diplomacy isn't good. We put inexperienced senior officers in US AFRICOM from the four star down don't never even served in Africa never even served in Africa I'm don't early even understand the African continent and you know they're expected to. Figure out. Africa while. While they're on the run and It just begs to how we prepare our general officers to serve in the different combatant commands that we have in the experiences that they have You know that lend themselves to be able to understand what's going on in their theater of operations, violent extremists organizations in Africa. Are the biggest destabilizing factor. and they control ungoverned areas in we do not have a good policy or a good strategy or operational approach to you know to do that our guys on the ground are soft guys on the ground have more experienced in no more than the senior officers above. In they're not listened to. And my policy was, why was a sock Africa Commander Twenty six months was? our guys on the ground. This is a bottom up strategy DISA- bottom up driven our guys on the ground know what we need to do, and we need to work for them to get them as many resources as they can. We can get them. To be able to do their job, they know what's going on and my job is to make sure I understand what the ambassadors wants to do in what are our partner nations want us to do integrate that into a system In which our guys can work through with him by our partners. In. Get the job done and we have never successfully. Coordinated that synchronized that orchestrated it. because of policies in DC poor strapped military strategy from the Pentagon in a lack of understanding of the Afrikaans staff the so calm staffs on what Africa is. Young and. That's again that's that seems to be an intimidate problem for the entire continent with everyone that's involved I know the French are heavily involved in the Sahel and they are trying to get the other European nations involved in there. They're working on that new to Kuba Task Force. But You know a lot of what we hear now the the US military is gearing up toward near competition and Africa seems to be a kind of a hot spot where are near peer potential adversaries as in China or in Russia both getting much more involved in the continent did did you see that there? Well Yeah of course The problem with our strategy is that we have two problems in this in this world to address diplomatically. And militarily. And economically in in you know and informational. and we're not doing it very well. We have a first world strategy that we need to combat I world and when we're not doing that bird while, and then we have Third World Strategy that each set the underbelly that creates the instability that negatively impacts on your ability to focus on the first world strategy. You've got China Russia north. Korea. Iran are four biggest. Enemies right right now And they are our enemies you know China's a huge existential threat to America. A rushes just looking at climb through the the back door they opened in the Crimea and Ukraine come on into the rest of Europe they're expanding in the Middle East along with China. Russian technology for Missile Electric Warfare, and air defense has surpassed hours Iran. Is. You know quietly moving forward with their nuclear plan in north. Korea is doing the same and then we have. All of them involved in. Large part in Afghanistan in Syria in Iraq in in Africa all over Africa what China is doing what Russia is doing Iran has setup mosques Everywhere as covers for. Human Trafficking and weapon trafficking and trafficking of people in collecting intelligence and you know. It's it's a mess and not doing what we need to do in order to be able to. Mitigate, that to neutralize it. and. We have the four structure we have. The experience to do it and we're not putting it together in a sound strategy and operational approach to get at it our navy our air force You know. They're not ready to take on a first world near competitor in a war and. Peace through strength. You know Reagan said it. You know we got to have a strong military to back up our diplomatic efforts in that has to be balanced inside an economy that's not gonNA make us go bankrupt and you know right now what we've done to ourselves look what we're doing our selves in this country with with. Poor leadership at all levels. Municipalities State Federal on the covet in this economic crisis, and this idea that we can continue to spend money at the rate we're spending money ourselves in. Huge deficits in huge debt. You know we got. We need change in Washington DC we need people down there with some which some experience That understand. How to put a strategy together that understand foreign relations that have seen how international that understand The you know the eye. Of a stronger economy fiscal responsibility, the safety and security of America. You know look look we're opening our borders. We have four immigration laws You know people want sanctuary cities we're not supporting our police. We want to de-fund them this unprecedented violence in in in our major cities. Now, people are destroying our history the destroying. Their neighbor's homes destroying. Small businesses. This is Darryl Right and we gotta get back to You know we gotta get back to. The idea that a decoration independence and our constitution is put together a government we need to we need to take that experiment and we need to maintain it now. It's endanger we got an American socialism is setting in. and. We got a choice in this election American socialism or freedom in if we elect American socialism. in we put it in the Senate. We put it in the House of Representatives we put it in the White House. We're going to have to fight back to freedom. We already know I mean that's an outcome, and this isn't hyperbole and exaggeration and Dirk. Dirk the sky's falling. This is one hundred percent true and you can see it happening with the deterioration of education system the interference with our religious beliefs the paralyzation of our political, process. It's a process driven by power and money and not character and integrity. We need some big changes and this is a big election more. So probably than any other election, because it's about maintaining our way of life in getting back to the basics of peace through strength and making our country strong from outside in in from the inside out. Yeah, and You know it's funny because you talk about that and I believe President Reagan. Said and I am probably misquoting him exactly here to paraphrase but I thought he wants said freedom is a fragile thing that's never more than one generation from extinction and That's kind of what we're looking at in this. The next couple of years I think you almost got that verbatim from Reagan I I. Mean I'm a big Reagan fan in that. You know I mean he was the first president I voted for right. And so Reagan was right. Reagan Reagan. Was Right about our country about what it stands for and. If we do not preserve it if we do not maintain it. WE'RE GONNA be in big trouble in each generation has a responsibility to move forward because. The mistakes of one generation don't have to be the mistakes of of the next generation in in. That's how we get better. We recognize mistakes we've made it. We all are sounds accountable responsible were transparent with the American people we move forward. This whole idea systematic racism is dangerous since when does owning a home since when does working your butt off your whole life? Buying a home raising your family. Taking care of your whole since when is that not the American dream? And now it's being. You know characterized as part of. you know white privilege or some other kind of privilege in and being lumped into systematic racism which doesn't exist in this country we need a different narrative to bring people together not divide people. and we need to talk to people like were all Americans not black not white, not Asian not Catholic not Protestant not Jewish not we are Americans and that's what's always made this country strong and that's why the Declaration of Independence says, what it says, and that's why our constitution is designed to empower the people in right now, more control is going up to the government top down solutions don't work. Our country is strong because our communities are strong. Our communities are strong because we believe in the strength of our families and we put people first, and if you're a public servant, you go last and we've gotten away from that. And we need to get back to. Glad to hear you say that because. You just said what I've been saying for a long time I'm not a politician but You know I admire you for saying that and getting to this I mean. Did you. Ever have thoughts of running for public office says younger person did this just come about because you saw things that you weren't happy with how they're going yet? Well, you know how this came about Steve was. My wife and I came my life was born in Massachusetts. And at six months old moved to New Hampshire and she was raised here in New Hampshire I was born and raised here Bene- resident for fifty eight years and I'm fifty eight years old ben a Republican since I was eighteen years old and I say that because when I decided to do something you know I do i. do stuff pretty much long term right a married to my wife at thirty one years. I'm very fortunate to have that to have her in my life in three boys and three grandchildren and so on and so on income from a state that I love and had the opportunity to return. In on our bucket list right to do here in New Hampshire was one first and foremost help our veterans and their families. Because identified in the military, we were not giving our soldiers our servicemembers. The right care for their mental and physical. Injuries. And as a result. They were becoming veterans and dumped in a system that. Is Very hard to work inside of and you can get frustrated and looking at the suicide rate on both. Active Duty Reserve National Guard. And then Thinking that was bad enough coming out here and seeing between two, thousand, eight and two, thousand eighteen according to a study. We've lost over sixty thousand veterans to suicide a big problem. So my wife and I wanted to take. the fact that we had done a lot of work in Sauk Africa. to help our servicemembers. Get diagnosed properly, get the right treatment and build resiliency in readiness, and still do our job because they're still very high functioning even with PTSD tbi our guys suffer with pain management? That a lot of himself Medicaid for that's not good and we were just seeing so many problems in south. Africa that I said can't be related indiscipline. We have the finest service members. In the world, it's gotta be something else and my own experiences would p. t.. S. and T. B. I in pain managment led me to believe that. You know we're not approaching this right We got all kinds of programs but when we have the wrong approach, so we worked to de stigmatize it same thing we wanted to do here and by de stigmatizing an understanding it. We were able to help a lot of people in a lot of families. Both in South Africa and here in New Hampshire New England across the country. So. We. To sit on seven different veteran boards in work this issue in work at national. And I use myself as an example because that's what leaders are supposed to do. They gotTA put skin in the game. and. If you don't people aren't GonNa follow you. They're gonNA listen to you words and say add but look at the you know actions were looking for and so. Start working with our congressional leadership here in the state just kept bumping into one. Roadblock after another not returning phone calls not helping and I said Jesus got changed right in if it doesn't you know we're GONNA continue to. To have a band-aid approach and so not this lack of constituent support and then traveling around and seeing it affecting other areas and looking at what our country is turning into. I said. You know what Cher? We need to take the advice of some of the people that are telling us that we need to get back into public service and run for office. So. So we did we put together exploratory committee and. Looked like we could win the primary looks like we can You know do the same thing in the general election against changing. she's been around New Hampshire politics, one capacity or another. Since nineteen, seventy five, she was the governor for three terms. She's been a senator for two terms. I applaud her for public for her years of public service but she hasn't done the things that New Hampshire needs to do to warrant a third term. So. I'M GONNA throw decided throwing my name in the hat and see. If I can go down there and serve the people of New Hampshire in change the dialogue from one of power and money special interest lobbyists to one of Of Character and integrity and selfless service what I learned in the military. I was always perfect as leader, but perfect is not. The Standard. It's acknowledging made mistakes growing from those mistakes being better not making the same state twice. In, keep holding yourself accountable and responsible to others in putting them. I. In I did learn that and I did do it. And I did it up to a you know my general officer rank. And as a result it worked against me in the general officer ranks. But that's okay because as general officer, you can't take care of yourself. You have no business taking care of others. and. General's can make things happen and even when people don't agree with you, you can make things happen a. And they it against you and you may not go any further but. I wasn't doing it for upward mobility I was doing it to help others, and you can still see we have problems on active duty. We have problems here in the bettern world and I want to go down there and I want to change. and. I'M GONNA give it my best shot. Well, and again, I believe for all of our listeners out there you need to be applauded for this because you're in as far as I know the only general officer that ever came forward to say you struggled with. PTSD. And you know and I think that's the most important thing especially for guys. We all know SF guys, Kiss. We we've been in the team rooms. We've been in the conference rooms with the guy. No one's GonNa admit there's a problem. So we have to remove that stigma. You know of of that and it's it's a long haul. It's really difficult than the fact that you were able. To put your own failings aside and come forward that in the hardest thing. For anyone especially SF guy because we're all that type, a personality. Is To admit that we have issue I mean that's You know we don't like admitting that we have issued that maybe we can't solve all on our own. And I think that's so important today and I think that you know again, our listeners need to know this because it's this is a real real problem and it's not getting better. It's there's hope on the horizon, but it's not getting better until you know. We have smart people that are working on it, but we still have a long long way to go so calm just. Published their study on the effects of. Traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress and you know four pain management. Approaches. And they found out that the reason why guys and Gals special ops aren't going for help is because they don't trust chain of command. they feel they'll be stigmatized. It don't believe them. They don't see that they're putting skin in the game in its everything that I was preaching as Africa commander in encouraging. General officers to do. but of course when you see You know when when if your? Or your. Subordinate. Of. Some sort and You see someone leading the way and it's going to have a negative effect on their career. You're like, okay. Wait a minute here. You know. Thank you for doing that. You are helping people but you know I got a family to worry about you know I. You. I'm still in the middle of my career you know. I just can't afford to do that and that's what has to change in even in light of that study. There a retired four-star from special operations. and. Gentle officers in special operations right now that don't believe the study. That aren't taking it seriously. It's not that we don't have enough programs. It's not that we don't have enough money. It's not that we don't have enough experts to build to deal with it. We, have a bad approach in all I did. was. Put. Together. Diagnosis Mechanism therapy mechanism that was flexible allowed them to still deploy stay on the team keep the clearance not be non deployable go out there. integrate families into therapy because that's huge. You know very important thing. and. And What we discovered was. that. We had very little effect on our. Our readiness, we had very little effect on There's only one person. that we had to take out of. their job because what we noticed in an MRI. was they had a tumor on their brain? And that they had to go to this was a they had to go to wall to read to get that out while they were at Walter Reed. He got his hip replace- that was ten years overdue right for replacement. and he left out of there they sent him to Swick and he's a new man. Imagine if we didn't start this program and didn't encourage them to go and he took his forty eight man company, right? To launch tool and put them all through our program, our three day program to get assessed. recommended for treatment. Therapy boat right off forty eight of them and he was the one that you know had to get the surgery for a brain tumor. Imagine if we didn't find that Ben, what it would be like now. Ghetto he might have died right worst. By don't things anything worse but I mean up to that, you can have some debilitating things happen to you If you don't, you know depending on where the tumorous. And he wouldn't be serving today he'd be. He had to left the service. You know the other thing we noticed. That we had to ask another question when someone got in trouble with drugs and alcohol. We had to ask is this indiscipline? Or is it? self-medication. Because of a larger problem that we as leaders haven't addressed in therefore. They're staying in the fight they gotta do somethin'. So they're self medicating somehow. And we found out that we needed to ask that question and then we needed. To take the appropriate action if it was in fact, indisciplined than you are held accountable. If it wasn't in, we owed you help for mental injury or a physical injury. We got you that help we got to that help for your your. self-medication issue plus we get to the medical help for whatever it is. You need it. And instead of ruining their career right because you know as well as I do alcohol incident, you're done right toast. That's it. no recovery from that. And so because my big question was, we got guys down on the continent for six month tours and we have problems with drugs. We have problems with alcohol. Why? You can't tell me that the average is guy can't go on a rotation for six months in in not do that. Well, it's because they had lying health issues. And we had to fix ropes and once we fixed those. The. self-medication issue self-correct it right and. You know it was a big. That was a huge learning point for me when I think back to guys that I had my previous commands in Afghanistan and I go you know what? It was a cry for help. And I treated it as if it was indiscipline. And you know I felt that because we're not doing the right thing as leaders for our mental women. And you know that's part of learning. I, mean we all make mistakes. I, remember my my best battalion commander always used to say. Show me someone who never makes a mistake and I'll show you somebody that doesn't do a damn thing all day long and. And he ended up being in a group Commander Seventh Group. So I always thought he was. Spot on he absolutely spot on and and you know we were inside a system now Steve that won't accept mistakes and so now people try to hide them. And senior leaders looked to deflect blame on their subordinates and you see that manifest itself in an investigations where the where the geos are protecting themselves from any wrongdoing or. In our. Careers affected at the expense of. Our service members, it happened it happened to our guys Inisia- on the ambush. It was handled poorly by so calm and it was handled poorly by Africa, it was handled poorly by Dod You know they blame the guys on the ground for the General Officers Bolton, preparing the team to go. And the in theater general officers in the at the Salk Africa level in the US africom level not doing the right thing to make sure that if you're going to tell these guys through that mission, they had the right resources and then not listening to the captain on the ground. When he said we shouldn't do this I don't want to do it. That was my number. One standing order was if the team said, no, the answer is no. we can do it another day when we have the right resources in the team is better prepared because. In, that area. In those remote areas, it's easy to get surrounded. It's easy for you know the enemy to react to you in a way that you don't even know what the hell is happening because they blend right into the populace. In the next thing you know you're in Damn Bush like that and so i. gave the team. On the ground ultimate veto power. If in their assessment, it was not you could mitigate the risk and it was not a good idea. You know will will do a mission and fight another day. And You know. That is the way to go in. That was the biggest error in the whole thing was they didn't. You know the chain of command above didn't listen to the team. It was all about getting that each bt you know it was all about doing the. the sensitive site expectation. In not about listening to that team on the ground and they put them in our partners in a very difficult situation and then they blamed it on. Wrong answer. Yeah, exactly. So listen. THREADS IN AFRICOM in. So calm over the in retirement and I was you know given NPR and everybody else in interview you know telling him what I thought. You know that the general officers you know the so-called commander time was gentle Thomas and the you know General Waldhauser? Both men I I respect but they didn't handle this right period. And the proof was in putting out the way it turned out unfortunately. And we lost some good people there. I lost people then we didn't recognize them properly in then we made then we then we treat their families properly and then we didn't go back and say listen we made some serious mistakes in preparing this team. For their mission in Africa, which is every bit a combat mission. In, then in theater, we didn't do the right things to make sure the transition went well to make sure everybody had what they. Did that left seat right seat ride properly in that we had the right. you know monitoring of mission changes you know on a Frag- oh, at the you know at the operation center level there in in Africa in South Africa and Africa. It was it was my biggest worry and I would tell. Thomas that before him general tell that General Rodriguez and then after General Rodriguez General Waldhauser that this is my biggest fear. My biggest fear is sending these teams out on a mission. Because we think. You know in Stuttgart or we think back in Washington DC that something it worth doing when the guys on the ground say, no right and we forced them do something. That's how we are going to get in trouble. Our guys are going to get in trouble and we'RE GONNA lose lives war the potential of that increases exponentially because they're already under resourceful were asking them to do. and. So it happened it happened on three October twenty seventeen. And You know four months after I gave command two days after I retired. So You know having spent four years in Africom in watching you know sock Africa and all the other components operate in Africa while I was the operations officer Africom a certainly wasn't an expert in Africa but I had two more years experience than. Most of the general officers in Africa In africom at the time and certainly. In in so calm and. Not to be listened to. Is You know. Not a good thing right? I mean it's the worst feeling for anybody. It is right right. And it's not that I'm disobeying You. It's not that I don't respect your your authority It's just that I, know my limitations. But I know I had guys. That worked for me on the ground in or that I worked for because I like to say that way because that that's a different. Mindset when when when you work for them. On. The ground as opposed to them working for you, it completely changes your mindset as a higher headquarters on what your responsibilities are and what you should be paying attention to so. anyways You know. I mean that was my biggest my biggest worry. Was Lack of resources The fact that we had these guys out in these remote areas and. What gave me comfort was Guys have been on multiple rotations. They had more experience than I did and I needed to listen to them. And I can learn from them pride. and. Hey as a leader recognizing that you're not the smartest guy in the room is a good thing recognizing that you don't have all the operational experiences even a better thing. but we have a lot of hubris right? We don't want to admit that we don't know as much as our subordinates or that we're not the smartest person in the room and and you know one of the biggest things as a general option that you have to do you have to realize two things one check your ego at the door in remember your appointed not anointed and you have to approach it that way in that gives you the humility that you need to recognize. I gotTA listen to others. Excellent, that's You know I know you're running short on time but you have a couple more minutes because I wanted to get your feelings on these upcoming elections and and what you vision is for the state of New Hampshire. Yes so I appreciate that. You know where I've been the longest running candidate here in the state of new. Hampshire running for federal office I started fourteen months ago. We're coming up on our primary in September and I've been running on the platform of. People family emission. People, our number one asset, and we need to change the narrative in Washington. DC. From one of self service to selfless service, and we need to go down the unrecognized that that the. Position of United States senator in that office belongs to the people of New Hampshire in not. Not, to me, I'm borrowing it for a period of time I believe in term limits I believe that career politicians are the bane of our existence and they've created a lot of problems for us. And that the political process is corrupted by power and money, and that needs to change to a narrative of character integrity and selfless service. If we don't do that, we're going to be in big trouble families. Families are the cornerstone of our community and we need to invest in everything that makes those family strong. From Education to health care to mental health to the drug crisis to law and order in the protection of our in the strength of our communities because our communities are the cornerstone of our of our country this bottom up approach getting the federal government out of the way. Creating an environment in which? Private industry can create jobs because the federal government doesn't create jobs. A lot of politicians don't know that when you hear one of them say I am going to create jobs. You got you better pull back because they can't create jobs. They can only create the opportunity for others to create jobs and you do that by getting out of the way of private industry getting the government out of the way limiting it significantly late. And then my mission is going to be to go down there and say, Hey, listen. You know. we got to limit this government. We gotta get fiscal responsibility squared away meaning we gotTA stop spending money the way we're spending in, you do that by by terminating. In, revising government programs that have become bureaucratic money cycles, holes and they're they're everywhere. You look whether it's a welfare program whether it's the current healthcare system whether it's throwing money at you know every other problem that we have whether it is not. Passing legislations it's it's targeted in temporary deal with Prom. Biggest problem we had with Cova was Janda bill in the pork that was in it and the fact that they couldn't come together in help the American people in created an economic crisis So what winds down? Interrupt, you but I just wanted to. I, just wanted to say that you know when you talk about fiscal responsibility in managing a budget. That's something you as a commanding officer as a general. In the military, you couldn't spend a dollar more than you budgeted or you're gonNA get called out. You know you you were going to be called onto the carpet and why is Congress so feel like they're so immune to this. They just keep throwing money that we don't have and I mean that's just something that. They're taking your money in their spending it. So you have left to say less to say less to invest in less and less to spend the way you want to in the doing on ridiculous programs that are programs there. They're programs that don't encourage self determination initiative. And the don't tread on me attitude that we want in Americans go out there. Do it figure it out make it happen and you know become successful instead it's Oh. We want to take care of you Oh do this we want you to be dependent. We want you to be faint apart we want you to come to us because we were your benevolent benefactors in in we're going to help you and that costs way too much money in. It's foolish to do that that's not the American way but we have. we have two generations. Now that are voting that you know look for free stuff. Everywhere you go. They look for the government take care of them. They haven't been taught our history. They haven't been taught civics They haven't been taught the truth in now you see that. Out in our streets now and you see it in this national mentality where American socialism now is is you know what? The Democratic Party is pushing in people like AFC are considered the you know the future face of the Democratic Party in that should scare the hell out everybody right the. Face of America is the people of America not any politician, right? You get put there by the people in you're accountable to the people and that's where we're missing the boat because they get up there and they do what they wanNA. Do they think is right in order to maintain their jobs and to help their buddies and the big corporations in their their pharmaceutical buddies and all the special interests and lobbyists in and so on. So forth, I am a real threat up here in New Hampshire to the status quo people are worried about me because they know they are not going to build to control me because my fundraising is very disciplined and I. Don't take money from every, but I will not be beholden to the establishment I will not be beholden a special interest lobbyists. I am not GonNa go down there day one in half the listen to somebody because they did me a favor to get elected and now I, owe them right a no way. I didn't do that as a general officer and you know if if it came to a decision, my general officer above me telling me what to do my subordinate commanders telling me what we need to do right I. Am GonNa fight for that subordinate telling me what we need to do not what my commanding officer above me wants me to do. and. you know I'm going to do the same thing as us. Senator I'm going to do with the people of New Hampshire want because it's just not been happening for so so long by the people. you know for the people by the by the people is is our government. That's what we want You know that's what our government setup for and we've gotten so far away from it. Now that you know America is in a crisis everywhere you turn around. Well Sir, we WANNA. Thank you. We really appreciate your time this morning I know we asked for just about forty five minutes to an hour and we've gone over that. So we're very thankful for you. Thank you for your service and you're definitely a straight shooter and I hope all voters in New Hampshire. That's out there and We wish you all the best and. You know I love Safra. You guys tell the truth. You get it out there. You listen to people and and so you know I've always been a huge fan and. You know when you contacted me and asked me to come on. One of the things I do is I give people the time that they need and Hopefully, this has been a productive I don't know everything I. Never Pretend to know everything I'm not the smartest person in the room elbit my mistakes but by by goodness, gracious will be in this together and and that's that's how we need to do this, and that's how we're going to keep America great. Wall thank you sir and. I certainly can get on board with that sentiment and thank you for your kind words for all of us here at Soft Rep we wanNA thank you all for listening. We WanNA. Thank our general Baltic for joining us today. We wish him all the best in the upcoming election and suffered radio on time onto. We'll be back with another. PODCAST real soon in general Let's. Let's put together maybe A. far-reaching planet. Will Talk to you sometime after January when maybe you're having done in Washington. I hope I hope that's the case. Ultimately, not my decision, but it is I look forward to To follow up in thank you for this opportunity in my best to you everyone at soft rep in all all your readers and listeners. Thank you. Sir will be back soon with another podcast. Listening to Ripley.

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Charles Hernandez & Michael Llanas Share How They Use Sub2, Wrap, & Private Money to Build Their Portfolio while Wholesaling & Flipping

Real Estate Disruptors

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Charles Hernandez & Michael Llanas Share How They Use Sub2, Wrap, & Private Money to Build Their Portfolio while Wholesaling & Flipping

"Hey everybody thank you for joining us for today's episode of Real Estate disruptors. Today we have Charles Hernandez and Michael Janas with home-buying homeselling solutions and they flew in from San Antonio Tonio this year. How they built their portfolio with sub to wrap private money all while wholesaling and flipping? It was actually really hard to get these guys on the show. I had the lock them down on in. Houston it wholesaling. wholesaling live to finally get them to commit so this was a treat for all of us If this your first time tuning it. I'm Steve Train. Broken owner stunning homes realty founder of offer fast homes the only mls were off market wholesale properties and am on a mission to create one hundred millionaires. If that's something you WanNa do. Let's connect on instagram. At Steve Dot Trang. If you excited for today's show please give me give me a thumbs up as a friendly reminder. I don't chart a dime for this show. I don't make any money doing this. Or here's all they asked what it cost for you guys to listen to this show. I've invited by consultant at in order to hit some my crazy goals. I need to get the five hundred five star reviews using items so please do me a favor going. I tune subscribe. Give a five star review. You can write what you like about the show. That'd be even better and this is a live show so you please ask your questions for Charles. I'm Michael Answer you ready. Let's go all right. So Yeah freesheet well-deserved Let's start with you because I think you're the senior member of the team. I'm guessing is so. What got you into real estate? Why would they cope with Brexit Cope? But why I recognize you as a party pressing. You've probably got into real estate was this. That was actually in the mortgage business. Yeah before got a crash and You know I did really well doing that. I ran a few offices and stuff and actually did really well but I didn't see the crash. Commun- and I had some investments for the films but I was more interested back then in in helping investors do what I do now so I saw it from that perspective and When the when the crash came where you don't shut down just because you get a couple of months now but then? All of a sudden the banks started shutting down. We had people at the closing table. No Bank and I took it really hard. I took it on the Chin ticket. Really hard Lost a lot of money you know winter suppression gain a lot of weight and then Roger doesn't twelve. I just told buddy mice got I kept telling him for a year. I'M GONNA make a change in Goma. Exchange man decided to open mind homeselling riot time and my daughter met Michael and he was still in the army and and I think it was right around last part. Two thousand twelve hundred. That's how that's how I decided not at all in on this. So yeah so just that question my half right so I was an army for twelve years and last four of the twelve which was intimate. I guess they say which four times in San Antonio Station walls from so it was good for me and when Chris just mature Stepdad. Which is Charles Hey let me show you some real estate. I'm ready army five to five. We had a way too early to go do PT. I got time for that. Let me show you real estate man. It's easy and this. And then when he said Hey let me pay for you become a realtor. Love GonNa pay for. Let me see what this is about. Yeah and that's where we spark and has twelve. Yeah back then and he was nicer to me back. No Sir so you know what happened was we just started and we started the company and we weren't partners just yet Because I used to get a lot of leaves and I was still kind of thinking about going back into the mortgage Asia and back then you know the analyst and molest came out and you can be a realtor working mortgages and stuff so I opened up home. Study hundred different brokerages on the company and so Michael Kim album all of these and a couple of times will tell you to tell me man. You can't get you lost man. I I understand. You're getting paid from the army but is the real deal with dealing with people's lives in a few times he got lost and I only had really detail him. It was once or twice right and he got it and after that like within six months. I'm serious I was turning around. I'll say you got. How many deals and so you has hits the ground running? Then we hit a girl we we really hit it argue. Okay so two thousand twelve. You guys are working together and you guys just pretty much fly out of the gate. So will we guys doing at that time to do. Twelve to be mostly just new. Traditional traditional roast laws Traditional estate being a realtor and then we got into flipping houses investment part so for a long time he just kept telling me I want to put the House on thirteen gene gun shy afraid to tell him and every single day almost his house and we actually were room but decide. We sat right next to each other for you know every single day seven days a week we work seven days a week and somewhere on the line we lost yes sir and so one day he says hey man we've got a contract in house great. You know what houses that know us. We you gotTa Contract House so he went ahead and he was putting contracts else so property forgiveness not permission. He didn't tell me at all and we don't know probably off the MLS but he was putting contracts you know just left and right and It was a it was a moment of truth. You know he's eight or doing this and I wanted to the property and Tillis dude row and ever since then what we did. We sat down and we said okay. We're GONNA do this together. I told straight out partnership bust up all the time and for these reasons. We have to agree to these readers. We have to agree that everything we do. Come and take us. There's No side deals ever. As the first of all the second in ruins we both have a yes and no so if he wants to do something I have opportunity to say no but I said the CISCO I can't ever come back and say say hey I told you so and whatever whatever happens happens we roll with it. That's the second thing and Thing is really important is all monies are fifty fifty so we got that those three things out of the way ever since then I mean. We've we've never had a problem. You know we just go. I like that that he set the ground rules. We're beginning never any issues. Any headaches and he bumps in the road it was from day one and I think so far so good here we are eight years later so I'll dead his dad's my dad. My Dad is dead. We consulted each other. We're GONNA white big ticket items Zane credit pretty much married together so everything we news. I love it together. So he started flipping into us thirteen thirteen now so yes artists traditional sorry flipping at thirteen. And what were you making offers on on at that time. So back then because he was progression. I'm post Grad. So I get it. He was hesitant. But I'm like we talked about the crash winter twelve. I'm ready to flip a house want to do this do that. So I was just put offers Malysz. Let's say low ball offers. Nope I drive offered wants it. Yes uh well let's go. Let's do this so we did I flip rattled our personal money Actually what happened was if you WANNA do flip probably for you need to come out and do the work so we went in there and we're like well. What about? This wall had been years that he wanted to take it out. I said well. Let's take it out. So we know Boeing like I did Two by fours to hold it up and I looked at each adjusted contractors as always started our first crew. You know so you guys do well on the flip for the first one. Yeah Yeah for me anyways. Okay so you guys looking properties and there was evolution. After that which is kept flipping a lot of people or wholesalers people wholesaler to start with host a little startled flipping houses. So we're flipping two three four five houses at a time a traditional and doing the traditionalist mine Yelstin Army so it was real busy so after work you know do this do that. Keep it into the The flipping and we're GONNA deal say man that's a good deal but we we're pretty much leverage with three or four flips. What's this hopefully about who we started? We started We never had mentors you know and so we started hearing about wholesaling sailing. And we're like WHOA. We didn't know how to write the contract. That series well you guys remind either so for so. We were researching researching and researching because people already have any of that. We would flip properties. But we didn't want anybody to know that we what wholesaler so we were researching researching eighteen and finally we just do it and we did it. I deal so we got the wholesales man I mean how much yeah versus this flip. Little four months yeah. Cool put aside can flip another deal. This is probably the way to go here so we went from here Let's let's let's focus more wholesaling and let's deal flipper here too. And that's where we're at now from Gotcha. Was this transition where we started. wholesaling started having been really started happening I fourteen? Yeah we started making a transition you know we started We started making its from traditional and we were still flipping flipping and started doing more wholesome but then we started talking about you. Know we need to start putting some properties aside so started trying to figure out. How can we put property decided so so I came when when the market credit financing for hard money lenders so kind of the middleman? I'll get paid to do that so I had an understanding heart put deals together and then we started hearing about subject to and we just go all in and so if fourteen fifteen we really all those things were kind of like just coming together And and we start putting properties aside and flipping properties wholesaling properties traditional. And it was just he and I while seven days a week and he staff at that time no till sixteen. And how many are you guys doing. Or How many deals you guys do. In total in two thousand sixteen we cracked we crags. Sixteen we finally cracked a million by the time. We had a staff so before that we're still somewhere you know like three eight hundred four hundred thousand five hundred dollars. Yeah he actually. Has I two years for three years. He was called up to rep which is like Because he had the he was he was in the army was clothing. Sixty seventy traditional deals year. That's big you know. Because that's big even if you're not in our and we're and we're flipping property and whole sitting on so you got called into narrow National Association of Hispanics antics what are the cases for for Texas because we do so many deals in a year they recognize those individuals but when I would tell people yeah I'm still active duty active duty reserve not on active duty still class action. So yeah the past. Three Years Kazakov Rope so yeah so we were so busy Newsday traditional and an early morning real estate one of the Army I was working on the flips and together in the middle of night. We're like figuring out he's wholesales. It was it was great hustle a lot of hustle for sure so then what were some of your struggles then in the very beginning of your process right like 'cause you guys hit the ground running on the traditional side then you got started flipping and he started wholesome at some of the challenges along the way some of the challenges that we found was that You know of course we would have had so when we turn to say. How do you do this? You know what is on a lot smoother and we didn't have that one in part because you know to be told a lot of people already knew us and we kind of felt a little weird about asking somebody. How do you do this? You know we we should have just passed and and so that was that believe it now. That was a struggle for us. We had the humble ourselves and so we just took more time and learning how to do it then. We should've so that was. That was a struggle. We're going to ask for help or ask for mentor. Ask for someone. Hey what are you doing and how we get there quicker no point to remain in the wheel so so you guys you guys have a mentor now no we don't. We started following me. Like I'm going to tell you this. You know I talked to you so even until last year we really didn't. We're just so busy. We knew the players had tony. But we didn't you know we didn't know about all these. It's those happening in Phoenix and Florida. And all we didn't know about Maxwell we don't know so and so one of our guys went to He went to think A seabourn Daniels. He came back. He started telling me all this stuff you know and I was like I had everybody. Does it different. You know that was my first reaction. Yeah but then changed within started researching and I started hearing names. We started looking at stuff and then your name came up and we started watching. You know podcast chasm stuff and we're like I told my boss Mandy what we're so. We're we're so far behind me and we thought we were actually doing damage that you know we we. We understood that were just you know we were doing as much as we could be doing so we started making a transition. I started telling everybody very last October. November we're going to start switching over to a new system and it actually took longer to get there and then when we saw we were to the wall that goes we live and you were there and and and we saw these different people just giving and sharing this system when that system in this system were like we actually were out of place. Yeah we actually had a private conversation about that. We did procurements. You felt like you were really far behind. Ah Year and a half behind you which is not true because you guys were doing damage you might not have been doing damage you wanted to be doing. Yeah maybe you're right fulfilling fulfilling your potential the systems and processes. Yeah that's probably would've meant. Yeah I mean we you know we were doing stuff if those scores and and you know we had A. We had a lot of people come through our office. We love those people's to this day. At one point we had up to sixty eight people in our office. And and and you know what happens Michael and I were like had bagged. Her is because when you have that many people you know in bless their hearts but everybody's you know just I'm not gonNA say that we're taking because they weren't they they just WanNa knowledge you know there's a lot of them they bring to the table but when you have that type of system you can sustain yourself so you can't so we would ask you for effort and character and all were welcome. Everybody saying this but when we started asking for commitment because we're going to change to the new system. You know that I discussed with you. You know a lot of people just started falling off you know. Yeah whatever reason you know because commend heart. You know so when you're talking about Oh school. Will we be example. What you're doing that you consider? Yeah we were. I was training people how to find properties target property. So you know we would. We would also get this right. But I would show people look at those lists and and figure out which properties properties we wanted to go after like for example you know not for example right nights everybody if you only make five thousand dollars a month with change your life because the people who making twenty five dollars an hour working at a professional office. Don't even make that by the time they take tax and insurance. And everything as it has an impetus you look look for subject to and you want you look for properties and you build you know quite whether whether this new community the builder's still building a thing about that now this military you'll say go after the military individuals they got about four years to be here before they pcs out. Normally they buy a house in two years. I mean that was about this so you start knocking on their doors. You start dropping flyers you start meeting with them and you let them know. Look at some point. You need to see your agent children. You can't sell your house and as you got to pull money out. Selig I have an option for you and that options are subject to why because what's going to happen is that agent is going to tell him that he can't. He can't S- US housing as it comes out of pocket or he increases as a sales price to compete with the builder. But a new homeowners GONNA WANNA go with the builder because they're giving Americans what happens to a lot of vets is either become long distance you know landlords and they lose the property foreclosure we step in and we take over that property it it does have no equity but it's it's a pristine condition in most cases you know we get the most cases. They're not behind payments. So we get to the down payment when we saw them and we make putting on the passive income and the equity position EST s are balanced. Goes Down Faster than theirs. When we we wrap it out but what happens is for the individuals? Those were fighting those deals. You know they're making five to seven thousand dollars each one which is beautiful. Because if you're doing well two of those a month that's that's some good six eighty eighty. That's it's so easy. It's so easy to make money if you just think about you know I'm showing you how to do it. The blueprint or some just one aspect of love real estate investing so these still feel as old school though I would say that Silla stop holidays. Excel spreadsheets. You're talking about. Get your phone number. I can write pages right truth blinder under John Smith Okay. Eight numbers number one. Yeah Oh that man now I like her older like fifteen thousand leads. I'll get them like in ten minutes. Yeah back then. We'll say we have people doing it was like a and I and I understand you know why it was so labor intensive in. Oh Yeah for sure so. Let me ask you couple of questions here. They're specific to this right so you're talking to a veteran. He's got no equity see do a sub to now he doesn't have the. Va eligibilities anymore. If I understand correctly they do they. They have a bonus entitlement. So how does that work. So what happens is whenever they whenever the PCs out for people that don't know PCs right. So when a veteran soldier military individual when they go to a duty station. That's the permanent duty station when they. PCs means they're going to do a permanent. The change of station. So when I p Fort Sam. That was my my station and if I was GONNA PCS or give orders to El Paso that's A. That's the transfer move so when you have a property I should say San Antonio I think the VA eligibility at four thirty four by four hundred thousand four ballparks. Yeah Ballpark is thirty four so about a hundred thousand dollar house and a PCs del Paso they still have what he said. The bonus title because still purchase another property. Actually they can you. Don't they're going to use the bonus entitlement. A lot of people don't know about that they can. They move even if they were to rent that property right and they moved to say to South Dakota they will just have to show the Leonard. They're ready property now. If they're going to sub to it to us they would show the lender you know our documents and they would put their Leonard. Contact was or ask specialists. Who handles all our notes so they could see that? He's not making those payments. Even though the note is in his name they'll still do for him entitlement lobby with no apologize. Say you're in the same city. You know veterans have what they call Bortles entitlements so bubba and forty four thousand so as long as upgrading they can still buy another property even in the same name city really. I didn't know that And then you're you're Buenos up to. How are you moving property after advice to? Is this something you keeping is. Is it like another rap. Like what are you guys doing on us up to nine times out of ten we're GONNA keep those properties now the property of equity. You know we've done this before we get those. We'll fix and flip them. Go into that if you want. But most of the time we're GONNA keep those we're gonNA portfolio and we're going to wrap properties so for us. It just depends pens if we're getting a property. That's you know on Noreen statement. There's no restatements that's the best deal. We always share that with people. Why because because we're not having to pay reinstatement and we're targeting properties that are four years or five years old? There's no rehab So for us we pay the most on the home we suddenly settlement the small premium were able to get down payment. So we're making down payment money 'cause you passive income if their payment is fifteen hundred and the payment that they're paying paying us is a nineteen fifty. Then you know we're making about four to five dollars for the on those deals plus equity position over time because we're in this for the long haul equity position over time loan our underlying leads to go down faster than there's so we don't mind carry these those for a long time. We're waiting for the for the long haul and you're selling as to agreement for sale. How are you guys doing that? So it's older finances restaurant every so often maybe one hundred fifty houses riddle and the only reason why asks Margaret Hillary on the show and they're talking about they're getting hit with taxes tax consequences when they sold the properties so they're paying taxes on unrealized gains and I was always always been back in my mind right like buy properties up to sell it sell right the near like a flip or something or well. Well no I think it was. It was like a I. Don't remember. Yeah it was something along those lines where you because you're you're getting value today even though you're not really getting so with our task is not correct me if I'm wrong because we met with them more than once right so we sent to a house and the balance is two hundred grand. We sell them for two forty. He's looking at that portion but he's also looking at the money we spent to get the deal right the marketing the wholesale fee so it really narrows down yeah to them much so furiously to go back to see what talk about this long. Yeah see the ten eight on both compound that with your tax. Yeah so there's something odd other you clarify because there's always been the back of my mind so You guys are in San Antonio so you know we just mentioned markle and Hillary Clinton's their Gr who's in the studio today is out there since. How's your comp? How how your guys business different than your peers and San Antonio well of course heck winded here we're Francis having more Hillary and there's a lot of the people that we work with but to be told we've never we've never actually had to compete with anybody? I mean because everybody kind of has their own spear and and the only thing I can say about the way we run our shop is team based oriented and I WANNA say these. Those two companies are that I know own personally everything for us about our team you know and it's not about this Mike Charles so shout out to HBO out there. If you don't mind supllies do I met I met the crew. Our team is I mean they're awesome so the competition vision I mean like I said Q.. He does his thing. He'll do their thing we all do. We done deals together. Where like Charlesetta before the podcast versus to together we got you? You Trust US done. high-dollar has like you know. Twenty thirty thousand dollar deals where there's nothing written on paper for. You know focused on those they pay us we those we pay them. You don't those whose kids we have. Nothing written on paper is all off sheet. He'll see. Yeah Yeah I actually had someone ask that question right like what kind of documentation. What are you doing I always say? Get everything in writing. But I've never done anything. Everything's always been a handshake out here as well. So you know everything should be always sort of buddy you get one shot that Burma trust level. I think you stand up but if you burn me one time you know shame on you so when it comes to the competition I think we're I don't know how it came to be but I think someone no force up to. Yeah I think QE He really pushes a lot of his wholesales. There's some way same with the markle. Hillary whether they get us up to you I would think they push them our way. We'll usually buy them and we do what we do. Normally don't buy wholesale deals from sellers. We have our own people. Were fighting our own deals but yeah kind of I I kind of we just known known for that. But that's mainly this entire but he knows for eight niche so then let's talk about that right so you guys are wholesaling flipping or utilizing traditional real estate. Doing not as much as I used to not back then two three years. We're looking at sixty seventy transaction year. I think this year ear as of January first two now route thirty three thirty four so let's still pretty busy. Yeah I mean that's still does three year three three a month yeah So how much your business. Traditional wholesaling flipping Sub to down. Yeah Watson Right now at one hundred percent I would say about ten to fifteen percent traditional eighty-five will be broken down to the wholesome and the subject is the flipping out of the eighty five. I would say fifty percent wholesale With the team at the office the ballroom with many cash on the we have in the office maverick. The remaining any dirty five is the flip symptoms. Yeah if that makes us fifty wholesale so thirty five flips US up to and team so we have teams based us you know but the the office noses to you know like me and Mike and I we also do our own deals you know like separate separate deals and we share this with them because they need to know that. Hey you guys need to outpaces we. You know there's a lot more of you guys don't ever let us. How pace you? We share that with with them because one is sent by the same time you know we know that the one thing about H is that we've turned it into is every single person that that's their understands that we're all moving towards something bigger so we don't run our company like this you know. Of course Mike and I can be up up there and say hey we run this company right. We want we want to run a company like this. You know every single individual there. How the shot to make a big they just got to learn put their time in and and and and bring it trump the hustle so they all have tasks and so? Hello Mike and I you know we do different things I do. Mark with issues might does more dispositions Mike and is job. Is You know making sure that whole all system is working that everyone that everyone you know showing people they believe in something. Take them somewhere else. Yeah you know. I've told everybody in my office if you want to be a millionaire okay. You're in the right place. We're going to go there together. I'm not taking you there. I'm not gonNA take you there but if you believe you can get there then. You're here if you don't believe that then you need to get your stuff and walk out the door. See because you can't be an area where the people are working towards something else. Yeah so every single. I want to sell every single person in my office. They believe they're all going to millionaires. And and I don't doubt that we all will because we've outpaced every single. Go that we that we that we sat the scary part. was I told you you know you know. July August September. You know we made a big change and we fully automated. We took it on the Chin a little bit but they've all embraced new systems. The we've not only the software's everything they were doing and so you know. I think I don't all right going back to your original question. I think that's maybe a difference in our office. You know. Yeah they were one believes why. So one thing here even Marco just ask this question like it seems like culture seeing some some comments here. The theme here is you guys have an amazing culture. Yes Fair assessment. Okay the old building that culture. What what things are you doing intentionally to develop a strong culture? I will golf with with that with that thing. He did earlier. The tip of the spear right. It's it's the we I like hanging out with Dan from Pella and he has that we not me mentality ability that can be really driven. Really hard for people at the office. Look doesn't mean these guys is not fair. It's US right when we're teaching someone. We shared everything that we do for the past eight years for my failures to our success are tips are tips and tricks. It isn't that we have. We'll give it to people all day every day so we want them to grow. Of course it it helps we have individuals like Fray Tovar who's the The Manager for the company he brings a different type of culture. You got many cash. WHO's young hustler? Entrepreneur are came from Venezuela hustle. That's that's his mindset. What he shares he's trying to the boardroom? The Culture Day he he puts a big difference offshore on the Philippines. I mean it's a big difference. I think everyone has unique set of bility's and when you put it all together it just makes it. You know they all have seen as I tell them and I bleed with human. If you we gotta find somebody buddy. We gotta do something that we were going to work on something. We've got to be here three o'clock in the morning. I'm here man. I'm here for you. Don't expect me to do it for you. Let's do it together and that's I think a big theme for us you know like for example like France and Manny. We're so blessed you know I wanna say we gotta out of the people in the office like Maverick You know got the young guns right here that we brought hundred reser SMS. He was really he wanted to meet teams though so we brought him. But you know these guys came into our lives. They have been watching you and and little by little. They just started changing things as we started losing the old people. These guys rose up and and you know frank toll warming guy. He stuff in our office I he's like I'm like how did this get done you know. And he's that guy when you'll have to ask you to do what he just gets gets done. It sounds like you guys are all empowered as well. They're all in our. You know we we were real strong about we. Haven't we have to means a week. Were really big on. Share your ideas. What are your strengths like? For example we have we have another small crew. Look it's not all Peterson. Cream is a lot of chaos. And there's a lot of struggling going on. I told my people isn't meetings every day may just survive find a way this company back. I told everybody in there watching I tells us the game him. HPH As well anybody else likes it or not is in the league. We're playing ball. You're in the game. You got a suit you got the chance to go out there. Show out just survive because we get to the playoffs or we get to the pennant. You're going to be there you're gonNA make you see you're gonNA make it with us so I tell them survive. If that's all you can do survive but we try to do at the same time I'm is. What is this good? They can bring something into the company they can help you get to know we have some guys that are really good at making music. Nick we have some guys who good you know. Assam boards in creative content. So we try to incorporate that stuff with them like Carlos and Martin and and Maverick and we try to incorporate that stuff so they can so they can be part of our system at the same time you know get deals. Dell's run deals with us and it survives. They can make it to the next. Everybody's GonNa be at different stages you know for example Matti Cash. He didn't and get a deal for eight months he will come in. And honestly I'd say stare buddy. With the exception of Mike. Many cash is the only person whoever trained who did everything exactly the way I told them to do it and he will come in. He will take notes and a lot of people. Tell me Charles. I don't know I don't know what to do. I said what you do is talk to Miami cash and you follow that example because if if you can do for example what he did you know it's just you you're in the wrong place right. You know the guy didn't get it do for eight months. And then he got one deal and then in the two months past and and he got another view and now seems like every week is contract contract. You know and and I love that Game I love all my people all all you guys watch. I love all of them but there are different stages you know. That's that's what bills the coach. 'cause then you got some other individuals like ally ally from when we're doing this. Let's say two years ago we're kind of all the wholesales all the contracts all the title and then we had the sixty individuals and we're still blue flips. Someone like ally he takes over the the flips right so the day to day operations the budgeting we just saw uncle was done without the day-to-day operations individuals. Camario who handles all data or the thing about Mark Martin was the longest but immediately back to you. Man He's a beautiful guy. I love that dude. He's not taking over our transactions department also and flips. You know he he'll just get in. There may just be so specific nick on every little thing and we're so blessed to have people like this Mario. He's an analyst for large company. He's a professional but he's been with us for a long time. He actually learned the old go eight and he's actually POPs into the biggest deals we've had like for example when I sent you over one hundred thousand. He was actually vomiting that deal but he he. He's he's able to find people were were you know others cat and he handles data and finally he's come on board and said Hey. It's time I'm and I told him Mario's time the I need you so now. He's come onboard. He's GonNa handle all data can have investor. SMU The house. Now I do uh-huh you send me the huts. Put it together so I just want to make this point here because I asked every for settlement statements so that was a development that started last year and I was Kinda AH enforcing it here and there but it wasn't really enforcing it hard and then for reasons and we'll discuss had enforce it a lot harder and so I asked you for settlement statements payments. And then you sent me an email in the file so big that he couldn't email it to me. He had the Senate on one of those big file. Things you're not it wasn't even dropped because it was like a program that goes to the different website. Download the file so and the reason why he sent me hundred pages ninety seven pages long. Yeah two hundred a nice own pages of so you know if there's any question at all about whether you have to do in the two hundred ninety seven or nine hundred pages worth of heights I I would. I did what. What if you're born there I try to break it down for you? Let me get a chance. I I was going through like okay. That's still keep going. Ah I was waiting for some fluff. Kept going no there. There's love they're all hoods. Yeah there was a lot of stuff in there show you like some twos and we. We had the time I think we had like a properties of the market. And I think we still have work to appropriately in the market and we had about twelve properties all the market L. Paso Antonio. We don't like to bolstering him. We just WANNA hustle. No you don't both everybody no big deal so the accomplish up so let's go back to the beginning right like creative financing. We're not being like one of the things we'll talk about For the show creative financing in in how you are using it to build your portfolio so I guess what is your vision like you have a number. As far as passive income or number of properties like. What did you you guys end goal? I tend to this question first because I was thinking. Everyone's a little different right so Charles has unfortunately until years on me say quite a few. Oh you're three. Three two and three decades so his goal is going to be different than Michael Sure. We have investors that come to our office that invest with us and and every time I talked to him because I usually the financier part was when I'm talking to a private investigator. Your goal is GonNa be different Michael So when it comes to portfolio the properties I have a portfolio Charles has a portfolio and together we have appointees portfolio for me. I don't know there's a number just keeps going now. How Charles M. S. so much a fan of rentals and I have a few reynolds and the reason I have a few rentals is is for my kids so when they turn age I can take that that Reynaud attended spin it down? There was a sub to to be honest with you and we'll just sell it cash. EGLAND could give it to that one kid and they get down the house where the case may be college to to set them to go and left that Charles. Does it have kids so he has kids but her older right so he's a different station. Life is portfolios finance on the finance for the retirement. uh-huh so I told my wife I said look you need to let me do this because we don't have 401k. Lost money or we need a bunch of houses this so that when we get old we'll have nice people helping us and I mean people snapping his you know what was Michael. Yeah it was like we come together and everything anything like for example if he wants to keep the house you gotTa pay me believe that you gotTa pay you gotTa let me yeah. Let me tell you the story so we talked about this right. Everything comes to age just every time we do something and he wants a Mike you. Aw I want to buy this two thousand eighteen Ford F. One fifty and I'm like everything comes because every time I get a house that Hey Charles we've got about five or six contracts today. I'M GONNA keep this one and this one and he goes I gotta pay them. One of the whole. There are two thirteen fourteen. We did this deal and We put both put seven thousand dollars to get the house and we're GONNA go shooting. And what do you think at any catch it. He K.. To be because what are you doing also is probably for like I don't know maybe twenty winning but it's just getting rid of it. That's just I don't know fifteen and he says what do we do tenderly. Yeah because I was thinking so he was quite dollars as I do fifteen. I ain't doing so my new we had already put. Oh seven thousand dollars a piece so he gave me back He gave me back ten thousand right. I think about it for a while and then I was thinking it was wrong. My Bank account you know and I was like I couldn't put my finger on it. He gave me back my seven thousand but he was supposed to pay me seven thousand. Oh The plus game I seven thousand dollars to somebody so but I we have the same thing the maximum partner and I like we have in our contract It's ten thousand but we also give We have guys work for us. That don't actually need money. And they just want. Ah I look on deals. And so we told them. It's the same thing if you book the appointment when you have the right to buy that property before even Max and and I get to buy it or the wholesale whatever the wholesale would've been the split version of. Yeah and they also get paid their twenty percent out of that total fee but we write For I look as well so it's not just Max meeting I look we get second. Look our guys are dialing it. I look so we have the center agreements that are people that example we ended up keeping a property that one of the you know people the office kind of right. We'll pay them the whole sophie. Yeah you know. We'll also give them the option. Look you WANNA run this deal with us. In for example Mario and allies on that was us. Well we we. If they're willing to run dollar for dollar with us we'll do the flip then at the end you know we split everybody get your money back. We'll split we give them the opportunity to do that. Also because awesome we want them to grow you know and and They they get to learn to do. This is the best way to learn is through experienced. Gosh I see you can read books all day long but but you gotta take action. I know a lot of guys in a lot of stuff but they never do. Deals is I think one of the mattress out there. You go ahead. Good luck learning how to swim reading a book. Yeah so so going back through creative financing though so what are some of the ways that we talked about sub to And then you guys what private money so raising private money raising capital. How are you guys raising private capital so right now actually were in the mid? It's like we've actually outgrown you. Know our capital investors. You know so we're actually you know we've been doing a Lotta lunch and learns at cost because of course contract people you have to let people know what you're doing and so we do a lot of these listeners in the midst of course. We're hoping that we will find those individuals that we need to find. Are you looking to make money with HP so we do this with flips you don't JV's and we've we're actually We're actually passive investors on one hundred fifteen department pumped lakes in Dallas for Overlooking Institutes Syndicate. Our own so we're always looking for apartments. We have those people boom place but more looking to computer properties way you know at a higher pace instead of you know three or four maybe six seven you know every forty forty five days you know a lot of money especially when they this past Monday we had to pay to a mortgage you know and so that comes right out of our pocket but when you get investors involved for example there's just say we pick up a property and there's a reinstatement of you know I don't know save fifteen and the whole set of wants five already thirty into twenty and then you got the closing juicy bought thousand dollars into twenty one we usually target your home's harding Rehab. Let's say all in we're twenty five now now the going rate and San Antonio's twenty thousand dollars down so now fraud and five but we bring in investor who will find the whole transaction as you say we who market kind of January so now so let's just say we ended up taking fifteen from down on down payment now we're flowing Tan but the investors wouldn't take ten percent inches on their money or six or sixty. You must thirty six months. That's great because the passive income on that deal is going to be anywhere from four to five. We take those funds and let our investors catch. You know just just cash ashland that we don't have to make money on those were in for the long haul all right so we enjoy we have invested command. Just WanNa make money on their money. Yeah it doesn't bothers lunch and learn. He says how you finding those guys. Well we decided to do lunch and learns because we wanted to share what we for one it gives us the opportunity also to Let our guys mean people. We cut all our people we want each and every one of you guys have your own identity. You know you have have your own identity. You can be strong. People were deals so we do that for them. We do so we we want of course the public to know what we do in the midst of that not only will we get deals because we do or also hoping that we can find you know you know some of these capital investors that we need to continue uh to continue to grow because we've actually kind of outgrown you know our research at this point investors. What do you mean capital wise? You know oh I mean You know we're looking to do a lot more you know that they're that they. Can't you know what I'm saying. We have some investors that are you know four hundred thousand two hundred thousand seven hundred fifty thousand five hundred thousand but you know we were at a pace. You know that we need to do more. And you're saying you you you got more opportunities than your investors can fund guys at this point you know just the year old buddy pretty much right or buddies of Charles for the most part. Our social media helps socially house. We'll get individuals. Come in and see you guys are doing is going to make money on my money. Get individuals like Maverick His wife works for Daughters Office. She just told us today. She wants to invest three hundred or so royal selective like for example the subject tooth. Unless we're actually contracting directly with the homeowner and meeting with the homeowner and making sure disclosures are getting done and disclaimers with the attorney. We won't onto the deal. We you know we have to feel good about that person. Sure and And the same thing was her buyers and sailing vessels. You know the last thing we want. It's you have someone not being able to sleep at night. If that's the worst he can and that's another reason for example all our deals that we do every single. We'll do that we do. We never collect cash on it. Not that Mike and I would do the wrong thing which see whenever you have your hand in the jar right make eighth becomes easy so we do. We take the element out every single property that we have this wrapped or or rentals. WE HAVE A THIRD PARTY COMPANY OUT OF UTAH. Aw collects those funds you so that way. The person WHO's By the property knows those are being allocated correctly and the people that we took the property from knows. That's actually happy and they all get receipts. We get the received together to maybe a service company company so in Utah. That's a good reason why they're good. Yeah they're good We start with them back then because they had all our files we just continue to use them. They've always always done a good job and a little endorsement Shit Shit. Could we have lots as they're really good and and They've they've never turn was wrong right. So they've been around since I think nineteen eighty-eight Gotcha So going back to the question earlier as far as endgame you so you don't have like a specific property. Count all personal income. I think this was just you know I told Michael because you don't want that. When Michael I decided to create company we knew there was a big hurdle coming? That was that he needed to make a decision. Whether he was GonNa go you you know and do his twenty in the army or not reenlist. We told him look at that right around that time they had changed the rules of you. Know How many years he had to be relisted before you can broker? That's what my blood D- right now. There's just pound and put would you time in so you can get your broker's license right And we know right around that time was going to be released list as I said when that day comes you make the decision whether you want to and that it came and it was a struggle for him because he captains and majors and generals and Michael. I don't know we know this. You don't mind me you're saying you know but Michael was a medic in the army. He saved a lot of lives. Yeah so he so. He has a lot of frantic travel from all over to come and just talk up to him sometimes. It was really hard for him so I told Michael around that time I said look now. I'm older but I feel like I got about fifteen fifteen years before people will just be pay attention to me. I said I will dedicate fifteen years to this was my last. This is my last is run Molasses who you know. I I ain't got no other. I'm doing something else and so I'm either I'm I'm all in right it and you make your decision. What do you want to do? And then he came to me when you say do this and so my my strategy is ah properties away so that my wife and I can live comfortably at least to my son listening to my grandchildren and and eventually not be able to walk away in just have residual income and and have him catch me. Ask something big. So there's ask. This question is going back. Tighter building up folio through creative financing. So I mean it doesn't personal question but like what does your portfolio look like. Today you know we tell people they get a little freaked out. I don't think there's people that are way bigger than but you know we're we're where sixty six hundred sixty six thousand. That'd be number but people interactive right. I hope I hope respectable house. You're saying like some people look like a sixth sixth man. That's a ridiculous number of people think that's it all right so it's all it's all types of where you are in your career. A lot of people say when we first started why are you putting these properties away. Eight thirty four hundred dollars and I started looking for hours because the majority of them are reps times by sixty thirty six are averages around four fifty to five thousand seven hundred six hundred seventy two but but that allows us. We put a lot of those funds into the company and so it allows us to do we want to also sign of the property. which is our our our our big scheme is to get into the multifamily? Take out some apartments. You know you know whether we feel that we we're feel we're in a position to lead US syndication with maybe one hundred hundred years so that's Dessel we're also working on right now So going through some questions here guys again apologize. We did a lot of talking so Josh wants to know what loan types can you do a subject to on so can you do to them. The mosque is What's the one the the people pass away? Forget reverse mortgages point we'll do reverse mortgages and we won't what do a sub to on finance tracks transactional radio but dimensional EPA. USDA doing FHA. We take him into into Electra's travel now. I mean the the nose performing should should it be no issues but some things that we talked about this on the luncheon in yesterday And people will only know this if they've done a lot of subject to they've been in the business world some things you've got to be careful about for example the modifications. You gotta read the the paperwork in the modifications. You know because you know we're resets. Yeah Luckily we get. We get property sometimes with modifications. You know we're looking at one of you not reading the documents on them. You know that modification going to be for ten years or for example. This is a big one like huge that we got caught with our pants down on this one you know. Let's just say somebody had an eighty twenty from the past and and the second note was charged off here. You are paying the modification you know Oh for disease ten years and you think everything's gravy all of a sudden that can cause back under comes back and says hey you need to pay thirty five thousand dollars on the second not not talking about it. Was chartered off is no no. It wasn't written a and now you got equity scenario you pay off this you need to refinance it or whatever we're foreclose and we didn't realize that because you know you gotTa do a lot of Thessaly people are talking about the other one is having a nonperforming mm-hmm Sodden Hud loan. Where they they'll take you know that twenty and they'll just put it dormant over here you don't have to pay to nineteen forty six picnic for six six? Pick up one of those. You think you're getting a good deal and all of a sudden you have forty six thousand dollar loan. You didn't account for that's the problem you don't people don't know that stuff. Yeah unless you're actually doing a deal payments in future definitely want to see the notes. I mean what we do. We do our due diligence. Look at the notes West Modification. We'll look at the records. Mixture was in a second data trust modification reported because sometimes sellers will tell us they will rely so what we pay. We saw your second date of trust. Oh I forgot about that so we look at it. That's an extra thirty thousand dollars each way on the song solar panels. You know you got you. Yeah Yeah Yeah so questioning here From alcock is if you were to start over today. What would you do differently? The auto show man to this podcast series now Maddie. I told you this before we had a private conversation phone and I I told you this I meant it and we started watching your show and all the awesome people you bring on here and it was like it was like a lightbulb. Big Big Lightbulb. Just turning our heads you know. We're like we were in ancient times when we had the hustle. When you we had we had everything moving forward but you watch your show and I'm not just saying this I've told you this before? Yeah Five Stars and the all the beautiful people you bring them here manage just really really helped yeah. Well I'm happy to hear that I think also though you have the right people in your organization are ready to help you make that that shift right like if you weren't leading them. They they weren't there. I can't say level by the people I love. I forgot anybody's name. Just know anybody is eight pitches my love you guys Take win says sellers are storytellers. I think that's a we we do some some deputies. And why don't we talked about running out. I'M GONNA go to drop but if you don't mind that people don't really realize they can get into that for example the largest hard that I sent you an LLC we'll L. C.. Capture a lot of people really don't know about this but we actually will hunt for. LLC's who are defunct with state people don't know there's an LLC who's not active with the state cannot contract But they hold property. Guess what you can buy that. LLC and and now you reinstate the LLC now you own the LLC and you can sell the property. That's a few more tricks that go into it. You know. Yeah but those are beautiful deals even into tricks. You can also sell it because it's always been on the same elsie here at the ninety one day rule of law. Yeah that's true short-term games because the property doesn't you know the property never changed title another one for example. This is real patient stuff. I have shown this to some people some will do it and some give up his role real patients stuff so for example we go we. Mike and I actually live on the on the library website which is textual closures. Now we don't have as much I have to do that. But everybody's always blown after the actual clothes but there's not enough so we don't concentrate on just those because there might be thirty properties. One is good so you you so you know look at the rest of the state. It's all online but I told her I said look you have at least in Texas. I don't know how it is here. You have at least three big companies in Texas at this Tickets propel propels one GMAC. There's another one and so they do. They let people money for taxes. Taxes is a huge business that he's in Texas so some reason their property step in twenty thirty thousand at a high interest rate. Plus you a-plus What happens is people don't realize now they got a big payment over here for next year taxes are coming again now? They got that payment and they don't pay we'll see how how refinance you and what happens. Is You know they got left. Fifteen thousand and in three years now thirty five you see. I'm GonNa tell you guys something. Stop looking at its actual closures and start looking online for the companies. Who are doing these deals and guess what target those those people Easter get those people the same thing mine attacks were quotas or anything now just paint off their note You know we target those Michael. You know male thirty thousand dollars to one of these companies and I'll go talk to my gonNa ask him if he wants to. I start now. Those usually have a lot of equity especially the historic whereas in San Antonio so properties worth two hundred fifty thousand heals thirty thousand. How about I offer him? You know forty thousand and I think the property operate all I wanNA do is pay them all would have been the same thing about what a cottam before before he got into that loan. Those are beautiful deals. And nobody's going to. Yeah now. There's not a lot of competition there. I love it Elizabeth never wants to know. What are you going to school for the future to Bake House only at you have ever seen one of our a player or people? Become image has very important to us everyone our team. We stressed that you know that we mentioned we saw you had a wholesale. Our people all is very important to us. Now we take them to a sled for you to Tenax wholesaling as you saw. We're thinking six of them to taking six two zero to our people's very close. I love it What are you guys is why for the past month or so Holiday Charles go I you know everyone has a wiring. We should have a way you know but I grew up man in the crappy. Is You know bad place this you know were I. Don't WANNA go into buildings back. I made a lot about as citizens my life. You know I grew up with a mentality of you. Know the fist holding onto stuff guarding someone else And it took me. It took me a long time. You know you know I went to school. You know after make ncua mistakes and graduated from the University of Texas and I got to me a whole other other people that different you know they. My son was second generation generation. You know graduated from ut memorial mindset. started changing I started believing in that mindset. I started thinking I actively had to reprogram. Grandma is hard going up one way and then acting a different way and is giving my why is not. We don't wanted to leave something to my family right. That's that's a given but this is what I want. I if when the day when I go this is this is what I want when the day when I go I I want I would love to have people say that Garrett there man that Guy Hope Mike will say that guy right there man he started me on a path in my whole life is different. You know that's my wineman. I believe in that in giving sharing you know I'm not I'm not GONNA if there's water here. I'm not going to bring you the water. I'm GonNa tell you where it's at. I'm not you know. Soft up guy. You know what I'm saying. Yeah but you know. That's that's my wife different Moore. Everybody else everybody might say. Hey you know I believe in God or or i WanNa you know money you know. Of course don't want money but that's me I WANNA go out. I want to go out and just so people say guided the right thing. Yeah I love it. What about you my way? Hold the whole different story. My wife was the same. Everyone wants in my opinion success. When I came from very humble beginnings my father came in from Mexico somewhat first generation first generation of course minimum wage my mom? Tom Is hard of hearing. She's almost deaf. So we silent what you talk going up so with someone who is hard of hearing. It's hard for them. To succeed in the in the workforce because of that so he to minimum wage poor beginnings and all. That good stuff. Does the almost story here so for me. It's always good to like the guy he made you know. He made himself Success the portfolios from high school buddies just outshining and how growing hustle how many women dimly terminology in the past couple of weeks or so as the Hustle Hustle Hustle and grind rank the legacy when we when we're over with is like mad at Saint Charles. So that dude he did you know. His family came from whole beginnings and he just did something different than staying in the the system right now he. He got the workforce which not army is where forces find a five hundred dollars a week or four dollars. You could get paid the state. Got Out the workforce workforce and did it as entrepreneur. Yeah so that that's my wife and doing that. And I'll tell you and Charleston Museum this success success money and a lifestyle all your lifestyle. Some people like you know. You shouldn't be that way. I'll tell you uh I wanna remember Guinea Lamborghini or the lifestyle. We'll talk about off. Line a terrible idea Easter. All right I'm all about getting exotic Carson neither Lamborghini that'd be anyway I'm am I gonNA get Tesla the Tesla second test anyway So what is your biggest right now. The biggest struggle is dealing with this guy because his rigging and Yang Right. He's fired on my right and I say that all the time everyone. The office knows this. I've seen on camera dues. Our podcast on stage Orange podcast. Sometimes there's a little bickering here and there and that's not a the script is a script when you're dealing with this do right for six days of the week twelve hour days sometimes when I got this. So how do you guys resolve that. So let me tell you his thing is I see him as the division. Hey where do this do that. And he comes into office office. Mike Murray and start doing this and we can start doing the ballroom makes right now. Seventy thousand phone calls were rampant. Thousand phone calls we mess with Ollie. Hunter out there. We're GONNA wrap that up right now. We have nine as well as something of my hand. Will I see the bigger picture and you got to do all this before. You get there. So he is the vision and he implements and I feel like I come in and organises army twelve years military leadership and being in charge of individuals the war. If you WANNA see I wanna see things online but teacher on and that's leaders and I think that's how we became for more at now. I mean back then to rent now because I I think we complement each other so well struggle. That's the question struthers dealing with awesome and I can definitely appreciate that because I'm a visionary I come in and make a mess. Yeah see his. His office is so neat. Yeah remind minorities at you. Yeah but the military planning right okay. Here's here's here's what operation looks like right INVESCO south. This is what we do exactly. Yeah you have to have that. I am that back here. Who Cares about this here? And let's Today we WANNA be. Let's go make it happen. Yeah like we started making these changes you know it could take a longer was to Michael Michael Cool we we have to go We can't we can't wait to three months. We gotta go now. You know what I'm saying and I like it was like for for example like Mario. You Know Markle in the office where they're almost nightly you know and I was like mile. The time is now. Hbo Time It's now you know we have the right people in the right place will make you Moos. I need you man right now. I don't need you two years. You know and has tomorrow. And he's jumped. I'm Dan you know but you know the topic. My struggle and my struggle is I'd say what my struggle has been honest truth and this is my office Look personal is two things I used to be really fit. You know when the crash came you know I just came out of wait and haven't able to lose it so I'm on a quest who to change that but that's been a struggle for I mean because you know back in the day you know I come from a family that are fat people so back in the day until I was like in my forties my early forties I I was always very limited with eight in always in the gym. And you know I know how much will struggle that was kind of hard hard to jump back into that because I know myself you know. I'm asked to be all the way in rather way out so that's one of my struggles that I deal with but I need to do that to my the office. Matter of fact I just told them a couple years ago. We look forward. I said you guys and telling you man you have my permission to put me in. Check off breath of water you know. Coke's no candy. I mean I need your help man. It was humbling the other palm that I have which is the struggle is because of the weight you know I got sleep apnea which that to See Call Lipsey necropsy so so so you know it's weird man and I could be and those offer anything but it's a struggle because I'm working on something and it's like just fractional second you know and and and and struggle with that and then I had to share that with office office and You know but I'm but it doesn't keep me from doing anything. It's just something that happens to and So objective is who's the weight see babbling goes away and the doctors treat me for the. What do you call them? You see but they can't do it without you know with you having trouble with uh with Apnea so that's my quest. You know the other the other I guess anything else while struggle is dealing with this do you know for for the first man You know right now what would have hold the office. What do you think this? It's like a share with everybody looking at everybody's success overnight. Not everybody not everybody is going to is going to make it. You know saying I tell them all the time I said. Look I'm not trying to. I'm not weighing down. I'm trying to impoverished empower you. You understand that everyone can make make it. If you're willing to go your distance you see your this is. This is different from mine. You know your distance may be that you gotTa work ten times harder with anyone knows. I had this old gentleman. The office that it's working with the same as Clinton low that guy contracts and contract Clinton and he gave it to my office two months ago. He's just Charlotte. I don't know I'm not getting it. I don't know what to do. You know I said look this is what you have to do. Focus on these things and understand one thing that if you don't view view are not as proficient someone else at work harder than everybody else and he gets the most deals now that anybody why because he implemented a system and now he's very very comfortable with he works everybody you know and I I sure that was everyone and I mean if you guys are watching not there. Everybody's everybody's whole different than anybody else but if you're not willing to dig it for yourself you know you'll never know how close you got. Yeah opportunities for everybody if is there. It's just different. You know everybody's you know. Some people have stuff going on at the house. Some people got you know personal problems. People got to survive. I said I get different. upbringings too I mean just different characters so yes like Martin. Manny like Clint yes. Somebody's Charles. Just oportunities there. We don't ask everybody for Mike and I like when my daughter was having her baby that we're in there to to our four babies. Both babies were in their clothing. Bills are talking to people and my wife and my daughter looking at me like really. I'm getting married. I'm more swear to get into the Limo and I'm closing the deal. Yeah my wife is like really you know. But that's that's awesome and tell them about the funeral so we're euro and I don't think I'd say because we don't get I don't WanNa get people upset. where the funeral and visit texts me and texting back and forth? Okay you go to the bathroom talk to him because I wanNA talk to you or go to the bathroom so we closed. The deal had had to be done. You know but that's that's us. Yes you know that's making me also so the hustle so last question is what is your superpower. I think For me and for me I really wanted you know thought about the ten year. We're going to ask you this question for me is finding you gotta bus something right and and and knowing that I can I can get that done rocket figured out and taking that and then bringing in people that I know. It's going to help with that. Okay let's get it done. You know what I'm saying and I've never been afraid of Not Tackling something you know and So of course I could do deals. I can talk about. Do we do different types of stuff that I know but breath I want to say he's not being afraid. You know of of taking awful jumping. You know I've lost everything in my life three times like everything. I'm not scared to lose. You can't be terribly. Don't be scared to lose. You know you may fall a few times but you can win because at one time that you fall you may hit baiter and I WanNa see that you know. There's probably my my strongest the strongest thing about me and my wife superpower. I kind of go back to what we talked about earlier. Charles's enforcer I think being an army for twelve years having military leadership. Lotta people don't know this lead six sigma and I try. Try to implement that into what we do here at home sewing is breaking down process into steps on. How can this be better next and we can cut a process or two S.? Still get the same traction. That's that's what I think I'd like to do when Charleston hated into this. We do that. Or Hey let's do this. I always think about the intrinsic of of break it down and fine tune it to make real efficiently efficiency. It drives you crazy. You know the people buying every time I leave destined to be clean. No papers yeah. I got to that paper in the morning and Charles desolate. We talked about this in a short time. I wanted to say before we you know and you know everybody everybody. You know whose business you know expressed heart. I love everybody that you know goodhearted people but you know this is not not all peaches and cream and chaos everyday is chaos chainsaw. This happening that happening fires people you know personal problems donald and I it's complete chaos every day but it's it's it's it's the chaos that you have to be able to manage not just the office but was people at home. You know Sometimes I get home and my wife's was wrong with you and I have to remember you know. Take that off. Put it to the side or sometimes I mean him like last year actually in January. who were talking about his moves? It was like we started having friction. You know between us but we have some I am down and I said Michael if we continue to go down this path with we've been that kind of attitude flex tweaks this whole thing's going to fall apart. We have to be able to talk to each other and we did that and it was over and that's how we can address so we have a disagreement or argument. We'll have the argument. I usually get a little angry that he does fire Nice tempered by more more cocom but you know we. We make sure that we ended up quick and so we don't stay very long so I'll let you guys think about one last thought. Did you guys. Each one of the listeners. With a few quick announcements guys is three weeks away. Skeleton Twenty Nineteen Kris van in New Orleans December. Six six degrees. If you guys want to check that out go to at least twenty. Nine thousand skill does B. I. T. L. Y. Slash two zero one nine skill. And then. I'm going to be at Antoine's in DC drip twenty twenty in April so check occupant after that and then maximum We did workshop was blown up. If you guys want us even make sense for you. Guys is to make twenty twenty year go to disruptors Dot Com d I S R up TRS dot com to see the workshop makes sense for you guys and coming next Wednesday. We got that Nick Perry. He's in talk about how to recruit on autopilot which I really implemented as worked amazingly well for me and then we got the Muslim meet up tomorrow night. A Social Hall at four thirty so in Phoenix Social Hall for thirty off McClintock and university for all out there and with that last awesome. Yeah I don't I don't know I mean I was acquitted yet earlier is what would we do differently as is it had a mentor and said you haven't mentioned now said no we don't so don't do as we do as we say get. A mental guests are just starting off. Maybe your I also have you been doing this for a year to get a mentor. follows the real estate receptors and actually Murph from other people are doing now to make things so much easier for you. I will say turn off the Hustle Hustle for me when I come in I always draws hustle and productivity. And I if I'm come to the office our too late for whatever reason I always say. I came in an hour too late but I'm the most productive one here that I said also coming here except for you on asleep. I'm just kidding. Two hours on the most productive when I hustle hustle missile always turn up the hustle up. The House followed mentors Keep the fire going. If you haven't done it yet. You got to do a deal. Trust the system trust the process. Yeah I would concur on that you know we have to do over again. We would have sought out you know real individuals. It's not hard right now to find real people like yourself you know You know there's a lot of people that are studying a lot of hogs you know at the St term for BS But you can find good people man maybe find good people invest in yourself Part of the part of the reason that we've been going out to us you know uh-huh seminars and stuff. Is we find the right one. We WanNa go to. Of course we've been lucky. You know real lucky that we find really good people I I. Would you have to invest in yourself to learn you know and of course you could do it the way Mike and I did but we you know we could probably be allowed for their head if we would've Embraced you know some individuals. So that's what I said on. Of course trump the hustle like. Mike says he didn't ask me about the book I was ready to tell you about the please feel free go ahead. My Book is how excited about this is Is the old book. I read it. It really changed. This is where where my thought process is how to win friends and influence people. But they'll your book. It's an amazing book was written back in the day. You know but what it taught me was how to be true to everyone. You mean to yourself how appreciation even for your enemies or people you dislike not to flatter people not to flatter yourself you can find you can find goodness anyone example you know about five years ago we had a guy who's you know he's Kinda well known you know and he has issues and and and and we go to him because he called us out out and we said okay man. We're actually losing on this deal. But are you said that breaking our word by not giving you this. Do you know without him. have it but you know that same guy this past year call me said. Hey I know you don't get along I don't like you. You don't like me but I got this zeal man in Dallas. It's a great deal and I know that I can trust you and I was like man. You know. That's beautiful even from someone that we really don't connect you fight appreciation fight appreciation and everything you do and everyone you deal with and what you're gonNA find. They're gonNA appreciate you. Greece ended so thank. You guys. Were watching thank you. Let's give us some shots that it was shot right. Everyone are the whole bottom. Says whose team Charles I think very highly realized from contract plan too many cash. Frank Elenora everyone who was out there. Maverick boy jars year Alejandro. Who runs the San Antonio Community self-centered I think is really involved the past year here too as an investment city that makes sense I know Phoenix is on the map? Tampa athletic senatorial. The rising August of course sounds my wife. Don't forget Jack even as everyone. HP has but You know I wanNA thank you. Not only for having US podcast. I know it's been a long time coming. Yeah we've had a lot of discussions. I WanNa thank you but also want to thank you. Know everyone that that You surround yourself from because like I told you A couple of times man. It really changed everything we do. Yeah and if you're looking for a change I'm not just saying this man. You need to pay attention. Pay attention to people. 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Happy Tax Day!! | 4/15/19

Pat Gray Unleashed

1:38:07 hr | 1 year ago

Happy Tax Day!! | 4/15/19

"Pat, gray is here on the blaze radio network. Good morning Americans. It's Monday better than that. Yeah. It's tax day. Yes. Happy real fifteenth. Happy tax day thought it would never get here. I know that feeling of Russia given to good causes. I've really really shared what I have with others today when it was forcibly ripped out of my Bank account by my government that feel so good you just and then they squander it on turtle tunnels in saving the cave. Dwelling pie trout. It's just such a great feeling. I mean, wow. Feels like you're being sarcastic options. Oh, you could rotten jail. Yes. You sure. So key tweeted out some Calvin Coolidge as he is want to do. Yes. All day today. I'm going to be loading up your Twitter feed with great quotes on taxation. From smart mines like silent. Cal thanks for the warning. The collection of taxes, which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to public welfare is only a species of legalized larceny. Under this Republic the rewards of industry belong to those who earn them. Wow. I miss Calvi. You don't get those days back. Nope. Those days are long gone legalized larceny spoken by we have. We have a president today. Talking about increasing. He's a Republican, and he's talking about increasing the gas tax. I make it stop the wish could we're trying. The government gives your hard earned tax dollars to leftist causes. So why not give to causes you believe in? If you have a mobile phone, and you have AT and T year, Verizon or sprint. They're given to leftist causes given to Planned Parenthood anti-gun lobbies and expend a lot of money doing it. Hundreds of millions of dollars in some cases from these companies. And they've absolutely crossed the line silencing. Conservatives shadow Ben's on Twitter Facebook blocked ads on YouTube restricted searches on Google and removing conservative apps from the app store as they did with Gregory, right stone. 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Does exactly what they did to unplanned the movie still did I mean, it's still kind of hanging in there fell out of the top two. It's a number eleven this last weekend and make an impact on society and very positive way. Already been been supplant parenthood workers who have left was at forty five ninety four the directors are aware of ninety four now five hundred or so since Abby started up her website. The end of the movie couple of weeks. Yeah. Yeah. So it's it was number. It went from eight to eleven this week one point eight million the number one movie at the box office was ship Zam again. I don't know. I I can't bring myself to really know so twenty five million for the weekend ninety four point nine. So almost ninety five millions came out into two weeks ago. Little never even heard heard of that movie. Fifteen point four million little hell boy was third. Twelve million pet cemetery only took in tan. But it on cuss twenty one to make. So it's up to forty one million since game out. Does not doing well eighty nine point nine so about ninety million in three weeks it cost one hundred seventy million to make. Captain marvel those a humongous hit three hundred ninety six point five million since it came out than that horror movie us something called after. Missing link that a cartoon or an animated animated thing. Yeah. Yeah. And the best of enemies rounded out the top ten. But yeah, if you haven't seen just I mean, it's doing well. I just think I would love it. If everybody went to see this movie this unplanned movies, so great. It is not an R rated movie. I don't see our aided movies, and I did the research on this. I mean, you see a little blood go through a tube. You see some blood on floors? That's it. That's it. There's I don't think there's a single swearword in the whole movie. Everybody's dressed modestly nobody has sex. Well, obviously, they do because they're showing up at Planned Parenthood. But you don't see it which is good fair point you make there. How that work? Yeah. That is how that works. Yeah. Yeah. You know, you're going to Planned Parenthood. And they help you plan for parenthood. Yeah. It's the worst named organization in the history of the planet. They help you plan not to be a parent. They absolutely do that. But as for helping plan families know, there's none of that going on a Planned Parenthood. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three also had a bunch of tweet scores. You got a bunch over there. Yeah. Over the weekend came pouring in. Let's see. Oh, yeah. We had the poll up there. No, forget that one. You know, you almost I did forget we did you could choose between because a masters was this weekend revved up on Sunday exciting. And which tickets would you choose tickets to go see Aerosmith in Vegas or the masters. Aerosmith all day. Okay. So what balcony Aerosmith or day four of yesterday's very historic masters now going to Aerosmith. But I will say it was close. Fifty two percent Aerosmith forty eight to see the masters of you had to choose. And then tiger came back and won the tournament. That's the first time. He's ever won a major tournament from behind in the final round. So that's kind of cool his first masters since two thousand five right, which I major in eleven years. My son wasn't even born the last time tiger won the master's today. He's thirteen and a half years old my son. Wow. So long it's been happening. Yeah. It is. Because everybody knew he was going to break Jack Nicklaus's record of eighteen I think it is a major. Eighteen majors. I don't know. How many overall hundreds several hundred fifteen now Tigers fifteen so he's three behind still kind of a long shot. But he could meet he do it if he's back. Oh, boy who knows and he looked back yesterday. I mean, that's phenomenal for a forty three year old guy who has had not won back surgery four back surgeries and me surgery, really either knee surgery or knee replacement. He's guys a mess. His body's just been torn to shreds. And they finally did this fusion thing in his back. And now he's able to play again, he was down to eleven hundred ninety ninth in the world. He was barely in the top twelve hundred in the rankings worldwide. He's now number six after this masters win. So very exciting to watch really cool. And I don't know why I keep rooting for this kind. But I do. Yeah. I mean, you know, the greatest of. I guess, you know, he only committed adultery what thousands of times. Sure. I mean, give them give them a break. Rounding up. I will say I do I continue to want him. It's the only time I'm interested in a golf tournament is when Tigers doing well. I don't know why. I think a lot of people are like that. Yeah. He sort of transcends Gulf the, you know, a lot like and then by the way, not a white guy. So how'd that happen? Yeah. You know? So since we're so racist Tammy go, we're such a rooting for him. Yeah. I don't know because I know. All right. Some also some tweets from the weekend. Donald J Trump tweeted out just out the USA has the absolute legal right to have apres ended legal immigrants illegal immigrants transferred to sanctuary cities. We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the state of California, which is well known for it's poor management and high taxes. That's great. My problem is and I love this. I love this policy. The problem is it might backfire because first of all they don't care like this. The mayors of these towns think it's great. All right. Bring them to us. Yeah. We have quotes, and they're gonna shelter them there. And they're going to have an easier time in those cities, you know, staying permanently. So that might be I don't know might be counterproductive. Response. From Melissa Nancy Pelosi says illegal immigrants are gifts of love Democrats say they want them to come. So why are they freaking out over the busloads of them being dropped off in their communities? Most of them should be dropped off in Hollywood and Nancy Pelosi gated community. Yeah. Very true. And then share even said something to this. Right. Share did. Yes. We got the share tweet or she was like there. It is on the board. There I understand helping struggling immigrants, but my city Los Angeles isn't taking care of its own. What about the fifty thousand plus citizens who live on the streets people who live below poverty line hungry. If might state can't take care of its own many, our vets. How could it take care of more? That's a great question. Sure. Is I think she just made the argument for a border wall. Yes, you we can't take care of our vets. We can't take care of our homeless here. Why are we letting other people in when we can't take care of our own situation? Good question. And it's hard to believe it came from share. She's a liberal nightmare. But it's a really good point. Why are we taking on everybody else's poor? When we've already we still have poor here had we fixed all of our problems. It'd be one thing, you know, then you could maybe work something out. Also in terms of overall tweets I wanna see at Pat unleashed doing entire show wearing that wig. Other must be from Friday Friday Radio show. Oh, yes. This wonderful way. Great here. I'll try it. Hold your headphones while I do the tweets. The whole show. That is awesome. I want you to wear that in public better parted or good straight them looking right there. Well. Thank you for fixing my hair, Keith. That's very romantic. Yeah. That's what I do. Okay. I just. Over that before. But it is our off don't act you never happened before brushing, your hair aside, so far, I don't know. It does look natural doesn't sure. Yeah. Can kind of make it out in the reflection. Don't look in the reflection. Why if they said look great trust, your producer already thought you said it looked great great in quote now. I'm a little hurt are all right from from sabes eighty four. He responded to this first major league baseball since this breaking news tweet over the weekend Saturday afternoon. What happened? Chris Davis hitting six hundred over his last five at bats. He went three for five. And that's pretty good for. Yeah. Had zero hits in fifty four at bats leading up to this for fifty four no hits. Nobody's ever started this badly in major league baseball why? 'cause they're in major league baseball. You know, maybe if you're in peewee league, and you're just learning you might strike out a few times, you might you might go for fifty four but not major when you're making millions of dollars Krista. The guy makes seventeen million dollars a year hit the ball seventeen million a year, and he was going over fifty. Well, he went through five. So now he's three for fifty nine which is a batting average of fifty five percent of the time is getting hit. That's great. But maybe you know, maybe getting out of a slump who knows anyway saves eighty four then tweeted, why isn't this bigger news is feels like something that Trump should've used as emergency text system for right winning MVP this year. Yes. It's good stuff. So. Yeah. Big sports weekend. Tiger Woods wins the masters. Chris Davis of the Orioles goes three for five keep in mind that he hit one sixty eight on the whole year last year. You might recognize that is actually sixteen almost seventeen percent of almost seventy percent of the time. Don't short cheese you're gonna initiate he's hitting point zero five zero. So you're like in that wig, aren't you? Yeah. Love the wig and leave it on the wall. Maybe we'll see K. 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But we didn't mention with three winters last week. Yeah. Am a brand new bingo board makes debut this morning. Starting with the upper left hand corner and going across where your grandma stay. Texas weather mentioned Keith mentions any Atlanta sports too. It's gonna be the Braves probably smidge rude. Little pig from our friend Alec Baldwin. Don't move to Texas suicidal, shrimp, but stupid in your local area. Bifurcated is by forget it makes. Card. The bingo card. We also have stay out of my uterus. Pat, shouts over liberal idiot without stopping the clip. Feeling charitable on tax day awhile. Wow. Can we retro already be there? Remarking that one. Pat, gray radio roundup, you probably won't hear that here. But if you're listening to Glenn show that we can't go kart. Eight like that Keith slams mouse down repeatedly. Sorry, he says what is happening? Hating hate hate-mongers who mugger in hate repeated attempts at pronouncing Buddha JR. Yeah. I keep it's going to be easy now. I keep hearing. But judge what's. But a, but judge judge doesn't make sense. It's not spilled that way. It's spelled. But the first part is, but right. It's just no question. So we agree on, but we agree on. But but then it's judge judge. Then there's an I a jig good that last g can't make those sound judge all on its own. There should be an e following poll numbers of drugs went to worry about it metric slash. Nobody knows that'll happen soon. Probably Jeffey first of all good. Golly may have already it too. Should consult a rob in the other room? I'm answering in a nuanced way. Where are the men? Keep in mind doesn't happen when while it doesn't count. Well, we read the bingo card, correct phrases. Then any of the any of the guys get a new speeding ticket by your tongue? And by the way, Chris crews got one out here in front of the studio on Friday. Did he really they're after us man, I guess fifteen minutes of content into ours. All right. So yeah. A good good bingo card for the week. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three Pat unleashed on Twitter. Leon can buy forget everything tweets out the Braves Rockies. Game was snowed out after record temperatures in Colorado did Cory Gardner caused that with his weather weirding. That's his home state, man. Auto might be his phone. Yeah. They're all out. Did you try the corner market? Of course, grocery store sold out. Drugstore. Come on stupid, everyone sold out of condoms. Yeah. How did this happen Cory Gardner ban, birth control? And now, it's all on us guys. And you can't find a condom anywhere. Nowhere, man. In the world was just the start the Pell grants. My little brother was counting on for college. Right. Cory cut them. Cut him climate change that everyone knows weirding our weather. Corey flat out the night. Is it sweet pea Corey denies science. Come on. This guy has no idea. What's going on in the real world? It's so great anyway to which. Jax data five responded he ban birth control, which increased CO two emissions because of more broccoli and Buicks being born which freaked out the climate causing climate weirding, sweetie. So good sweep e Cory flat out deny science. The Steve forty-two tweeted. I'm totally off the grid. Totally off the grid. I just have an ipad. So I can tweet at padded leashed while I listened to the show in my Alexa. Just started. Something's alexa. Sent from my iphone? People by the way, lots of listen to claim to be off the grid was is that somebody sent us a somebody yet, except or something they were not off the grid except for TV or something satellites, I don't know. And by the way, speaking of that device that starts with an A ends with a that. I don't wanna turn on your house right now the echo. They might have it set up like that. So we played the dog video last week when the ladies telling the unit to play Tennessee, whiskey, apparently, lots of you had that happen to you, including my own mother who had her started playing that as well. So it started playing the song from the video. Yeah. Great. Yeah. So are bad will be more careful next time daisies snarky MC snark face tweets well at Saturday afternoon. So we all know where Pat unleashed can be found hanging out at the fence during libations with his neighbor that what you did that a photo of home improvement. We never saw. And. Is that what you did you hung out girls? Doing that. What's the update it was offense completely repaired? Now. What's going on there? But I did find out the next door neighbor's daughter came to our house yesterday to that they're out of the country and have been they just found out. So the people fixed it really quick and clean up. The mess is where people that did the lawn. So oh getting Bill for that. So I it's not quite as exciting as I thought it was initially. So you don't own a Ferrari at either I don't darn I wasn't able to exchange that but the daughter just as Susic back. They're going to be on it. Yeah. And then when they get back you just say look for my trouble. Okay. For a couple months. Yeah. It won't cost. You thing except the, you know, the red Ferrari garage that I see from time to time. Go for fair trade. Absolutely. I mean, how dare they high tail it out of the country. Leave this mess unattended. What I say. I think you, well, we already cleaned up the mess. Yes. Isn't even that we clean it up on their side to. Wow, you are a good neighbor neighbor with your libations at defense. What neighbor Stu neighbor to day neighborhood? Sure. Trump still trying to ban or bus migrants to sanctuary cities do it as I mentioned supposedly. Now, the mayors are fine with it. So let's do it. Then good. Except there could be some, you know, there's some unintended consequences like they're able to stay here. Forever that way because nobody signing him down there, and these cities all resist efforts by the federal government to deport anybody and the scream and yell and kick and bite and scratch and cry and wine. So. These mayor say send him that's great city would be prepared to welcome these immigrants. This is Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney. No good. The city would be prepared to welcome these immigrants just as we have embraced our immigrant communities for decades. This White House plan. Demonstrates the utter contempt to the Trump administration has for basic human dignity, and the core values on which this nation was founded, no, I'm sorry. The nation was not founded on a core. Value of breaking our laws. It's just so ridiculous. As a welcoming city. It's talking about Philadelphia here, a welcoming you booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus fair point. Then they d- and oh the guy they just paid hundreds of millions of dollars for he strikes out twice. And they're already on his case. As a welcoming city. We would welcome these migrants with open arms. They're not migrants immigration is like if you're if you're coming here, you've migrated that kind of implies a legal process. This is not what we're talking about. Just as we welcome Syrian refugees. Just as we welcomed Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane Maria. And just as we welcome refugees fleeing genocide in me, and mar. That's all from Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. Now from Mark McGovern, the mayor of Cambridge Massachusetts. I'm proud that. Cambridge is a sanctuary city. Are you? So asinine. I'm proud that. Our city is breaking federal law. I'm pleased that we're not a nation of laws anymore. The we're a nation of man, I'm really pleased that I can ignore all of the things that the American people have demanded. Trump is a school yard bully who tries to intimidate and threaten people. I'm not intimidated. And if asylum seekers find their way to Cambridge. We'll welcome them. Yeah. You might for a while. But let's see what happens when your system is overwhelmed. Let's see what happens that'd be great. When when you're when you're implying -ment salaries. Go down win teenagers are displaced by illegal aliens. Let's see what happens in Cambridge. With your good intentions. Let's see your absolute asinine insanity. I do take a chance that you know, fide they're going to stay here. Anyway, I was gonna say that coming back. Yeah. They're not coming back. Anyway, they're not leaving. We're not deporting them so good here. Take him which should have a regular route from the border to Cambridge mass and Philadelphia and San Francisco. Democrat Hulan Castro says that Trump wanting to release these detained migrants democrat controlled sanctuary cities is not very nice. Let's let's see what hooligan had to say in this confirmed. A report in the Washington Post at the Trump administration pressure. The department of homeland security to release immigrants detained at the border into so called sanctuary cities in part to retaliate against Democrats who oppose Trump's plans for border while gimme your reaction to that secretary that the cruelty of this administration never seems to end. Well, the cruelty of this administration diverse seems to end agonizing egging. Also, Cory Booker on Trump releasing the eagles. Here's what he had to say about it on face an empty threat. The president though to talk about bussing people from the border into these sanctuary cities. He likes to create friction sometimes to jump start. He says a congress that's not acting friction. I so he's trying to pit Americans against each other and make us less safe. Potato. I say potato. You say tomato. I say tomato a skull. The whole thing off what do you think? How's that make us less safe? Corey so stupid. They're they're hard working individuals who want to have a great life here. How would we be good point being made unsafe by their arrival? Here you big it. Wow. Is he calling them all criminals? Yes. Yeah. Play that again, that's on man. Corey do you think this is an empty threat by the president though to talk about bussing people from the border into these sanctuary cities. He likes to create friction sometimes to jump start. He says a congress that's not acting friction. I so he's trying to pit Americans against each other and make us less safe. Make us less safe. That's interesting. What a hater. Yep. What do you think about people coming up from south of the border? Are they terrible people are the criminals. Very divisive words chosen by Cory Booker there. Kind of eight monger who mongers in hate is this hatemonger mongering. He's mongering right now in, hey. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three day three. 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I don't I don't have any idea. I don't think I've ever heard him say it which would be interesting, but he's officially in the race. Now, I thought that happened a while too. But no, he's officious. First official announcement was yesterday. He said I recognize the Dasan of doing this as a mid western millennial mayor. He said to cheers of Pete Pete, Pete, really creative. How they think of that? Well, it's easier. Got judge. Good Buddha g. From an audience assembled in a former Studebaker auto plant, former Studebaker plant. Is it done nothing since what that went? That was. Stop making Studebaker nineteen fifty six and see more than a little bold. He said at age thirty seven to seek the highest office in the land. Yeah. And within a few hours after his announcement he'd raised more than a million dollars in donations. He's up to over seven million now in just two months sort of acres were last manufactured in March of sixty six pretty close. So is it just empty sixty six and they rented out for special occasions like presidential announcement stalling. Yeah, that's fifty three years of history. And that building that's fun place to make an announcement like that Hayes Aaron old Studebaker plant anywhere around here where I can announce for president shoot. Let me see here. Oh, yeah. There is one down on main street. Forget about that. It's been dormant for sixty years. So he said there's a myth being sold to industrial and rural communities the myth that we can stop the clock and turn it back. This is a dressing. Trump's make America great again line. It comes from people who think the only way to reach communities like ours is through resentment and the stalla selling an impossible promise of returning to a bygone era. That was never as great as advertised to begin with. Oh, okay. Who are you weren't even there weren't even born? You don't have any idea would America was like, we're the problems. Yes. Have they're always been problems. Yes. And will there always be some problems? Yes. But there were there was so much greatness about America. Then so much that you could consider great. Yeah. It was probably greater than advertised. But yes, there were some problems. There was some discrimination. We're not gonna be nobody said, it was a perfect society. You're not gonna have that this side of heaven. So these Democrats drive me outta my mind with their America. Bashing. There America belittling from Cuomo's nonsense about this country was never that great to boot adjudge Sam basically, the same thing they think that they're winning formula to bad mouth is her that is that's how they're going to win by talking us down. Pathetic. I really is. You just don't you don't have to love America anymore to run for president in the democrat party. In fact, quite the opposite. It's better if you don't it's better, you know, from in this. This was the case with with Barack Obama to he was continually badmouthing, America's founding, America's founders, the constitution is a flaw document flood, I guess, but it was the most perfect document ever conceived by the mind of men who were inspired by God. And it was as close as you can get to a document. That's. Almost perfect. And did it have problems. Yeah. We couldn't get rid of slavery. Right. Then. And there and it allows for corrections. Yeah. I. But to all these Democrats it's been a crap hole from the beginning. And that's the kind of impression you get. And we used to hear from from Obama defenders are late loves this country. Listen to him just listed every once in a while. He would throw a bone out there. Like, this gave me the ability to get got or whatever. But that was those were few and far between those moments. It was mostly I'm gonna fundamentally transform this place. It was that kind of rhetoric. It was the kind of rhetoric that. Yeah. Where it was flawed because it was based in racism and slavery, the United States constitution. Then you got from his his wife. We're gonna change our tradition. We're gonna change our history. We're going to change everything about us. Well, I mean, they've come pretty close to doing that. They started the process, and it's now being completed by others. In fact, what was it Barack said last week that was like, wait? What did you just say make immigrants, speak English? Yes. We thought. Whoa. Where was this guy? And and but then we noodle. Oh. Well, he said it in Germany. So he's saying to Germans. Yeah. Not saying that immigrants here should speak English. She's saying immigrants there should speak German. That's what he's say. Yeah. But then we did find that clip though to be fair. We did. Yes. From twenty twenty kind of said the same thing here. Like, literally just a couple of days after his last election. Right. That's when he finally said something like that. But it's, you know, their distaste for this country is astounding to me, and it somehow I guess resonates with their base that keep doing it. Keep being elected people keep cheering them wherever they go. I mean things are so bad that in Laguna Beach, California police officers put American flags on their patrol cars. There was a decision to to place an American flag graphic to the side of freshly painted Laguna beach police cars, and it's dividing residents of the city who are panning it as too aggressive. What? After hearing the criticism and knowledge in the image. They approved didn't quite match the final results officials agreed to reconsider their decision to paint the Laguna beach police departments fleet of eleven squad. Cars people are screaming that the American flag on a police car somehow or another hurting people's feelings who might be immigrants or visitors. People are actually ridiculous enough to bring comments about our cop cars having American flags on them. Yeah. And the in in the city, you're ridiculous enough to consider removing it. If you if your feelings are hurt by seeing an American flag on a car yet out you might be in the wrong country in you might about you're in the wrong place. Go back to wherever it is. You're comfortable, and nobody hurt your feelings. Like that. What about okay, you came here for a reason either visiting you might you must have thought. Okay. It's going to be fun. Let's go visit America. And then you don't expect to see American flags. Stop it. How how is it possible? You can noodle this out. If people came here from other places, they're here for a reason. What is that reason? Just to suck the Merrill out of this -ociety and then leave because you're still. Your loyalty lies. Elsewhere will get back get back there, then go, and we see this all the time as the caravans come marching up. Northward? What are they usually carrying? In fact, almost in every case one time I saw them carrying an American flag and Guatemalan flag once. They're usually carrying Guatemala's flag. Mexico's flag El Salvador's Manella NIA allies flag I in. We're just supposed to say, oh, it's great. They're coming here demanding entry illegally into our country. And then they want jobs and places to stay. And they want us to take care of them. If things go badly for them. But they also want us to know that they're still loyal to the place. They're coming from. What what is that? I don't I don't even. If I'm March into Mexico, I'm not marching into Mexico with an American flag, unless it's an invasion unless I'm part of the army if I'm going down there to seek their help. I saw this global warming movie over the weekend. Was it? No it wasn't. It actually wasn't global warming movie. It was a it was a it was called Super Bowl kaneohe on Netflix. I think Oku and it's about Yellowstone exploding. Because people think that's going to happen. And it's it's a frightening possibility. They're calling it a true story. This is a true story that just hasn't happened yet. So it's done like a movie. Yeah. Oh, I see. Yeah. So at one point in the movie, they talk about Mexico closing the borders, and there are twenty million Americans mastered, the border waiting to get across into Mexico. Thought. Yeah. That's how it would be. How ironic if we ever needed them, and we're trying to get into their pour into their country and massive numbers. They're not gonna let us, and they're certainly not gonna wanna see American flags going before us. Wouldn't you wouldn't you carry the Mexican flag when you're looking for Mexican help I think so otherwise, you're an idiot. But let me highly recommend the I think it's a two part two thousand five. Does that what it was? I thought that looked a little super volcano disaster thriller now, airing Netflix, so super volcano two thousand five while no eighty nine percent of Google users like this movie. Eighty nine percent lighten. I am DV gives it a six point eight of ten I thought it was interesting. It was kind of fun. I mean, it was not an Academy Award winner by any stretch. But you're not necessarily looking for that. All the time on Netflix, are you if you are you probably shouldn't be. But yeah, it's not bad bad. I'll check it out. All right. I I recommend going to plant that should be your priority. Yeah. It is. Yep. You've been saying that for over a month. Now have been for over a month. I think so pretty close. And and you haven't seen it yet. Heavy I have not. All right. Sorry. Have you plan to have you gotten protected by home, title luck yet? I believe I haven't done that yet either. My somebody's going to steal your home. You start making a to do list or something? Yeah. 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If you weren't watching that last week practically off the grid 'em tweets can someone tweet out a picture of Pat with the whig at Keith Mellon actually, wearing one as well radio audiences missing out on the fun. Yeah. Can only subscribe go to the blaze dot com and do that or I just tweeted it out. Okay. If you want to check that out, but I I could actually use a wig honest with you. There's also shopped at the blaze dot com where you won't find the whig you find a lot of other cool stuff, and it's all incredibly inexpensive. I mean, a lot of that stuff has been reduced in price. Not because you know, we're hard up, but just because we want you to have some. That's sweet is not very nice of you used to be in the hundreds hundreds hundreds of dollars sometimes thousands for like a pet. Great mug. Yeah. And then we would. Think you know, they're done to ten bucks or twenty or whatever it is. Jane farmer has a great idea. I mean, we can get on this. I'll talk to the merge people later today. It'd be really cool. If you guys had a we are not a democracy t shirt, we need to get out would be very cool, Pat, gray. We don't have that yet. That's a good one. That's a good one can't believe we haven't thought of that John junior tweets who love money being stolen from me every day. I feel this day is a celebration of this theft tax day, of course, April fifteenth, you're not aware. Ark builders paw. I've always maintained that best the best way to eliminate abortion. From society is not by changing laws, but by changing hearts unplanned seems to be doing that. Yes. It's true. It's. Ed is true. You don't we're not gonna fix this by changing changing laws. We're not gonna fix any of it. Any of the problems? We have in society have to be chain have to be fixed by changing hearts. We gotta turn back to God. Just say the g word the on button ready in there because all my I don't even know I've actually subjected people to hearing that. Yeah. Oh, no Martin are you in there? Did you ever wake up today? So you're in there on the board when the dump button ready Martin ruled in here half hour late today. What was the deal so Martin what's the deal? Are you a shorttimer? What are you don't care anymore? What's going on? Why did Dylan have to be pressed into service there started the show Martin wants to deal come on man? What's up? What's your problem? Turn your mind. If slip through my alarm sorry. You don't know if you did. I know I I'm just going to go out on a limb and say, I think he did so. Yeah, you might look into that. Or you just don't care or you or there's that. Hurts man. I mean people who want to be here we were hearing. He this is for me for being so late this morning. Yes. That's true. Yes. Okay. Okay. Good. You deserve. Tyler Morgan tweets. I wonder when the cave dwelling trout will realize that protection from the government is like protection offered by the mafia. Eventually they're going to ask for a favor. We need a new little favor from you cave. Dwelling pilot drought over. They're gonna make you a Nafa get refuse over. Away from graphics TWR. What at Jeffey J J F R didn't mention his bio pic missing link. That's what it was. It's not a cartoon. It's about Jeffey. It's Jeffy flick. See what what graphics is saying there is that Jeffy is. Like less than human less than human kind of you know in between there. From the pickled, squirrel. Shares a liberal nightmare with a dubious grasp on English grammar. But I totally support her on this. Yeah. Me too. JJ Herman sanctuary cities. We love and welcome all illegal immigrants, President Trump. Hold my diet coke there, you go chance to put your money where mouth is. Yeah. Congressional leaders. So great. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three. But it's it's just strange when somebody is liberal is share starts making sense. You think? Okay. What's wrong? How how's it possible that she is sharing any opinion? I have maybe I should be. Rethinking this one of my missing here. One of my missing. There must be something really bad. Well. I just don't trust it. All right. We got a lot tremendous videos to share with you today. Eric swallow on gun control sky. David Brooks such a conservative in the New York for the New York Times. This is their conservative author in their conservative voice at the New York Times. He's gonna tell us about why he supports reparations. I'm so glad he's so conservative David Brooks. What a conservative more pet grand leaks coming up at grade on. Five percents of small. Thankful. Don't take. Sure. The tax. Fifteenth from the tax man, happy forced charity day, you know, the Beatles as liberalism were. They wrote some pretty conservative songs taxman, for instance, revolution. For instance, interesting. It's interesting there number of people can call right there front of you. Then when Lincoln they call anytime. That's interesting. So sorry. Yeah. It is. It's right here in front of me. I'm so sorry. It's the number right here in front of my face interesting. Yep. Okay. What do you call it to? Sure did. We'll be getting to just a month. Okay. Very well. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three as a number. You can call maybe like to tell us about how much attack man is taken from you today. Kind of conversation at all because I'm maybe maybe people would like to call us and tell us I'm not I'm not. Day because it's been it's been rough. To this Thomas Jefferson, quote to compel a man to furnish funds for the proper propagation of ideas. He disbelieves and horse is sinful and tyrannical. That's really good. Yeah. To compel AMAN to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas. He disbelieves pours is sinful and torrential. Yeah. That that had the feeling when I saw that this morning that had the feeling of kind of like seems like a internet rumor that Thomas Jefferson really didn't say, no he said it that's a direct quote. Yeah. 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Thank you. So I I wanted to talk about the illegal immigration problem. My first thing was I thought you guys talked about last week that we allow one million legal immigrants in every year about every guy said, so why the size of Dallas proper? It's not the size of DFW. But yes, yeah. Okay. So I believe the president has authority to cease all legal immigration for he can suspend those suspend that. And so maybe he should do that while we're allowing a million illegals to come into the sanctuary cities. And we can give all of those illegals than those little ankle, bracelets. You put on for home, home, home bound criminals that have to stay within a certain radius. And then we could fill it with those explosive die packs that banks use for Bank robber. So they have blue over their legs when they leave. That's right. That's right. If they try to take it off their leg would be died. And then you would know why you left your sanctuary city. You get to be deported. It's a good thought if you could find them, you know, because they've come here illegally. But if you could find him in integ- with the ankle bracelet that might be might be a good idea. Appreciate it. Thanks, jim. But the problem with illegal immigration is a lot of times, you don't even know they're here now if they are caught by border patrol, that's a different deal. Then you could do that. Yeah. Tang you drop them off in the cities want them so badly, right. We're gonna drive you. Yeah. The ones you drive to Cambridge Massachusetts and San Francisco, California. Yeah. You just put an ankle bracelet on him. That's an interesting idea, and then just stop all legal immigration, but there'd be some businesses be pissed off about that. Apparently a lot of jobs can't be filled without without immigration without having illegal immigrants to them. There's actually jobs that are filled by people who come here legally. Right. I don't know anybody understands that concept anymore. But it used to be that. Yes. We wanted you to come here. And and then you can add your skills to hours, and it just makes us better. Right. You you become part of the. Become part of the stew. Part of the melting pot there. It is part of the fun. Do if you will fund do kind all melt together a stew stays in its own individual pieces. You know, you got the the meat chunk, and then you gotta chunk of potato, and maybe some peas, it's like a balkanized, Stu, you don't want balkanize to now you wanna delicious fondue where everything melting together. And everybody. Everybody ads are unique flavor to it and kind of hungry now could we come up with another analogy something? Got an hour to go here. All right. How about this will ruin your appetite white fragility? We this is something I've never heard of the just they're adding it apparently to dictionaries now in two thousand eleven sociologist rob Dangelo coined the phrase white fragility in an academic paper five years later in tents political climate front by divisions over race. Oxford dictionaries put the term on its word of the year shortlist last week. It was added as a new entry on dictionary dot com. And it means what fragility does the tendency among members of the dominant white culture group to have a defensive wounded angry or dismissive response to evidence of racism. Well, yeah. Because everything is evidence of racism, and if there's no evidence of racism, it's a dog whistle race racism. Yep. Dictionaries catalog new words that reflect the national conversation says de ngelo author of the best seller white for Gilady why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism. I don't know maybe because everybody can everybody accuses of it of. You know, everybody accuses white people of racism all the time. Yes. Maybe that's why we're tired of it. We're a little sensitive, but it's not white fragility. It's white fatigue. Yeah. No sick of hearing about it stop. She says naming and defining white for Jilay helps increase the public's understanding of systemic racism and interrupts key way that racism is protected. How about if we start throwing this stuff out at other people? Maybe if we ask Hispanics or blacks about their organizations and whites can't be a part of them. Why there are black colleges? And there can't be white colleges. Maybe we maybe others would be sensitive to if we start throwing this out at them all the time. Possible used to take decades for new words and phrases to find their way into everyday language and into dictionaries but today. They can jump into mainstream use in months even weeks. Social media speeding all of this up. Of course, it is. Now, the reason to get rid of it except for you know, at Pat unleashed except for. Yeah. Except for that and on Twitter, and we'll have one point six billion followers because that's the only place. Anybody can go kinda like this my life that. So that's our goal. One point six billion kill. Yeah. We're we're getting pretty close Donald stop doing that on their sign. Projector changed people. It's so I thought that was really good fifty billion remember that? And I think I think they've kind of slowed down like, you know, what people are gonna start noticing. We've been on fifty one billion for several years now comes there anymore. Don't think that's their problem really still doing pretty well. They're still number one, right? By far. I think I don't think. So look it up don't test me. When are you gonna learn what am I going fast food? Attendance or customers percentages. I'll figure this out. In the meantime, let me tell you about conservative David Brooks. This is great. And I'm glad we actually have the audio of this because this buffoon is always claims to be a conservative. And anytime you challenge him on that he's so offended. Oh, just because with the New York Times, I'm not conservative enough for you know, it's because of your stupid theories thoughts and values that you don't have. That's that's what that's what causes us to believe. You're not a conservative. It's your liberalism. That's getting in the way of your conservatism. So on Friday, he was talking with PBS NewsHour. Oh, you catch. All those right. Oh, you kidding me? He ever missed a news hour as I thought PBS that was your bag, man. A love. I love news hour. I've only missed all of them. Probably. So I'm just a that's a ballpark figure. Did we lose macneil Lehrer because they're not on there anymore meal? Lair report. Yeah. Well, that was back in the day when I think they were a little bit less bias than they are now at least maybe I was just too young to notice. Hey, so he's still alive rubber McNeil is leir gone. I think we lost lost lost her. Hang on. I think we lost layer. Jim Lehrer gone. We lost him. No. He's he's alive. We didn't. We didn't listening in there. One day power ones eighty seven. Wow, they should think should still be on PBS wise PBS for sake in that why why they're probably say age discrimination that probably sit at the end of a hallway at a nursing home somewhere. Talking news every day and all the old folks got around and listen to their take remember, what her gate story dead blasted gut that tricky, dick. Fairly got him in the end. All right. Here's a David Brooks explaining why we need reparations on reparations, I support them. But not for the reasons show by says, it's not an act of guilt is not an active. We did something wrong. It's a show of respect. It's a show of respect for the Justice minorities. Members of African reckon have suffered in our society for hundreds of years, not just lay rebut redlining all the way up to the present. So that respect than we do it as a as an act of as is accurate. And I've just come on. In my mind about it. Here's the practicalities of doing a really hard changing my mind about it. Because I just feels like we're rate make or break moment on race the election of Trump. Rated created a movement where gestures have to be taken to show that we're all part of the same country buffoon an absolute puff phone aggressive gestures high taken to prove or part of the same country live change, my mind on it because I just feel like liberals, do I just feel like something I just feel this or I just feel that feelings shouldn't be into this still logic and reason. Law and order. How about the how about I feel like I didn't do this to anybody. How about that? There's no one on this planet right now. Well, that's not true. There's a lot of people on the planet that are subjected to slavery, but that's mostly sex slavery. It's it's a somewhat different situation. And nobody kidnapping African Americans and bringing them to America, and forcing them into plantation labor anymore that hasn't happened for a long time. So I'm sensing you're anti reparations. Yes. Yes. That means. You're a racist. Okay. Probably probably too conservative David Brooks. Yes. What he's so conservative right now that he's changed his mind on reparations. Oh my gosh. The sky has no credibility whatsoever. We'll tell you about jor Georgetown students in their endorsement of slave reparations as well in the second goody, first of all let me tell you how to get some some vitamins and minerals in nutrition into your life. And then it will also help your immune system. So you'd be more immune to this kind of nonsense. The fact, right? It is points. It is now just put it there. There's no excuse anymore. 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And he beat them all and it's the first time he's ever come back to win in the final round to win a major tournament. What was interesting to me was to find out. He has had four back surge. I knew we had at least one but four back surgeries. He said in two thousand seventeen he could barely walk. He couldn't sit down. He couldn't lay down like can relate to that. So much. Ruptured disked to and you got new injuries and a new one just popped up recently, really fun fun because the other ones have been confined my lower back. Now, I got it at my upper two. So you keep using that word fun doll. I know. I don't think it means what I think it means for sure it does not. But knowing what that kind of back problem is like to to see him come back and win a golf tournament went after it. After the. It's unbelievable. The guys on believable forty three years old. He finally had his fused. So. Good for him to be able to. 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Of course, you're gonna see Jordanian flags. They're proud of who they are. They like who they are. They're propagandists. And so if you don't like any of that stuff don't live in Jordan seems simple. It does. It's so black and white some of these issues are so easy, carrot thirty twenty two tweets, the concept of Mexico closing the border to Americans was also done in global warming fearmongering film the day after tomorrow, that's right over that. Never. Then also million. Oh, you haven't seen dafter tomorrow? I'm sure my list hysterical. It's where they race. The flash freeze the into the New York library, and they just barely to get into. Of course, you know, the the New York library is going to be immune to eighty six below zero with nobody has electric city. They're going to be fine. If you can just make it to the library. You're going to be you're going to be okay. Hate mongering small mass small mouth bass Kurt hashtag dang darn dang. From the old hit parade. Hey, Pat, Keith, maybe Martin just didn't wanna speeding ticket. Oh, that's why all plan better next time Martin. Yeah. Get up at one next. We're going to go that slow. Socialized Tonton breeder. Not socialize specialized. Okay, one sure. Fire way to get rid of abortions slap a tax on it. Maybe make it a progressive tax to make lips happy. Oh, I like this game. I like that the Steve forty two I prefer to call this given to Caesar day. Networks. Yep. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three. All right. We were telling you about. All these boneheads that are all of a sudden for slave reparations like David Brooks course, Cory Booker. Several of the democrat presidential candidates now Georgetown University students have voted in favor of a referendum seeking the establishment of a fund the benefits. The descendants of inflation people who were sold by the school in the eighteen hundreds to pay off its debt. The twenty seven dollar twenty cent per semester fee would create one of the first reparation funds at a major US institution. So they'd add twenty seven dollars and twenty cents to their to their fee. For their tuition to pay reparations. Yep. Okay. More than twenty five hundred undergraduate students at the DC camp has voted in favor of it for the reconciliation contribution fee. Georgetown, University student association elections commission said those favor twenty five hundred forty one represented about sixty six percent of the votes tells you where millennials are. Yep. The fee was opposed by thirteen hundred four students who probably thought they didn't have anything to do with slavery. University administrator titles and didn't commit to the funds establishment in a statement on Friday, but said the non-binding vote provided valuable insight into student perspectives. Or in other words was a total waste of stinking time. Yeah. So they're gonna start writing checks to black students then. Yeah. Well, oh, not quite not quite they're just going to give them to community projects white yet. No, Georgetown, University one point five billion in their endowment would raise four hundred six thousand in its first year, though. Based on the school's undergraduate enrollment. They have one point five billion dollars sitting around. Why don't they just take from there? Georgetown, Georgetown, University stone has one and a half billion. Yep. You don't need at Harvard. Something like thirty seven billion or what's it even more than that? It's like unbelievable. It's they could pay for every student. Full ride tuition for the next twenty five years two years ago. It was worth thirty seven point one billion dollars Harvard's. Yeah. That's what I thought. It was. She's they could pay for every student for twenty five years. Do it. Harvard wouldn't that be progress up to thirty nine point two? Had gray. 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At least I did sounds like conservative president were you not for it at the beginning detain. I was agents I will admit I was sucked in on the Patriot Act and now regret that 'cause they should've put a sunset on it. And they didn't. Yep. And so it continues, and they're not using it for terrorism something like ninety five or ninety eight percent of the usage of the Patriot Act goes in the in the war on drugs. Yeah. That's because we didn't define in the law. What constitutes a terrorist worst case scenario happened when Barack Obama rolled along? So that's that's what happens when you pass laws like that. You don't think who's gonna have the levers at the fingertips? Exactly, exactly. So then there was that. Let's not go down the road old hat. Water under the bridge, but I will say to drums credit. He has done many conservative things. Ronald Reagan did. And yes, and certainly George Bush never did. George Bush was we comprehensive immigration reform. We don't need. We don't need a wall. We don't need a fans at the border to got to. We got people down there who can. Us. There is now have Bush say we don't even need border patrol agents. Fact, we got so many we can just put some in jail. Why would I say that not bitter? You're talking about the border patrol agents like romo's romo's copy on while is they're criminals, and and they need to be in jail shot a bad guy. Yeah. In the but in the butt, and he had a but ectomy after that. Or something to remember that lost his he lost something. I forget what like the took out his I dunno rectum darn near killed him. And so we paid for all of his medical care. Remember that? Yep. We date for his medical medical care. And if I remember gave him some serious cash like one hundred thousand dollars, so that he could you know, enhance his his drug trade a little bit better. I mean, it was unbelievable. Bush handed him. Free weapons and hope to track them down later like the next president did true. Boy, we just we find always screw up at the border all the time. All the talk about something, you know, less serious like California's gonna ban little shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotel. There you go something less serious. Yeah. Good Lord, man. In California alone hotels, use hundreds of millions of single use plastic bottles every year. There's a little teeny things that you still. I mean, borrow long-term. If you take the ones that you've already used you haven't really stolen right because you could use that whole thing. What if you don't use them? Should you leave him? Yes. I think so. Okay. Look. Never mind. Anyway, cholera of San Jose is co authoring a Bill that would ban the tiny plastic bottles at almost ten thousand hotels state was getting ridiculous. We can get those bottles out of the waste stream. But also cut the production of them, which is also harmful to the environment. Last year. Santa Cruz county became the first jurisdiction to ban the small bottles already. Now, they're trying to do it state-wide. This is a significant step forward to make sure that these bottles do not get into the bay. Okay. So that's the problem in the bay, really. It's not the poop in the street. No, it's not the poop. Don't worry about the poop. That's great stuff 'cause you can use that for fertilizer. They don't, but you try to grow more asphalt. Sidewalk. Eight asphalt. Oh, yes. Good. Okay. So what do you try to grow more asphalt? Yes. Right. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three Keith in Maryland, you're on the blaze. Yeah. I can't follow them to serious conversation. Gosh, I'm laughing now. And I had a I had thing. I wanted to say, anyway, I just my wife, and I love your show the of notches nerve all DASS ity of the democrat, try to hang America's America in the crosshairs of this reparation is just I find it policy at the highest level. I mean, come on Trump needs to do what he's doing on the board or he needs to say, okay, you're registered democrat you pay because they're the ones responsible for this crap. I mean Republicans spoiled it we bought it from our families fall slavery at all since. Right. Why why are they hanging that have the nerve to point the finger at us and say, we should be paying. No, you should be paying your party should be paying Trump needs to say. Okay. If you're registered democrat. I'm all for it you pay you know? I mean, I'm just so. So he should listen to Candice Owens, and what she says she's on fire. She's great. She's on my man. She was like going off on, you know, we're tired of being fear monger into, you know, hanging on the white, man. It's not the white, man. It's it's you know, I I can't even go there about it. Bridget. Thanks, keith. You're right. I mean, it is it is hypocrisy at the highest level. And Trump is the kind of president who would do that. I haven't heard him do it. But you know, if you're the kind of guy who's going to say, all right? You wanna illegals we'll give you legals. We're going to send them all all these illegals. We catch are going directly to Cambridge Massachusetts, San Francisco and other sanctuary cities. You want him? You got him. Good luck. He's your take advantage of the bully pulpit and use this moment to educate Americans and blacks, you know, the party of ABRAHAM LINCOLN who the Republicans and then talk about the the history of the. Mccranie party and its clutches in racism, and slavery. And it's always it is always been a racist party. And I I mean tain it still is the way they treat minorities is f- horri- the way they try to keep them on the government dole. So they can increase their power base is reprehensible even got a congresswoman Tillie saying, look, we're just tokens to them. They don't wanna hear what we have to say party believer sheet it to leave at that about the she's down the Krant. What are you doing party, then pumpkin? What are you doing? It's crazy. It is really crazy. She lashed out at Democrats, not Republicans in the wake of criticism leveled at Ilan, Omar for minimizing Trump tweeted out this video, and we might have to get into some of this stuff tomorrow because we've got Chad Roba show coming up in a second here. But yeah, we'll we'll move this into tomorrow with the Rasheeda to leave stuff with we have Jake tapper taking on Eric swale well on gun control, which is priceless. Yes. So much show Nancy Pelosi addressing the radicals in her party, which he tries to minimize and fails because there's you know, we'll tell you tomorrow. She says there's five of them. Okay. Maybe more like five hundred of them. Wow. Jeff is better at counting. The Nancy Pelosi. No kidding. And then this brilliant article from the Babylon be which is a satirical website on. Cossio Cortez appearing on the prices, right? And she guesses. Everything is free. 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And then a also an MA as you said, I was one MMA we'll title and have on kind of background of the things I serve military warriors with now organization called mighty station, and who helps veterans with PTSD suicide and those types of things in really started with my own with my own journey of struggling with those things coming home, really following my face had known battle with a suicide and depression, anxiety and getting on the side of that and helping the warriors, and so you were in marine recon. Yes. Which is marines special forces guys about us. That's fun too. Yes. Sounds like. Yeah. Sounds like fun. So and deployed in Afghanistan Afghanistan. And by the way, by my son is now in Afghanistan as now, really? Yeah. It's kind of a different for me. I'd rather be there a nighttime myself my son, but yeah, he's they're eight tours did eight deployments. Yes. Wow. Bless you. Well, let's just say today is tax day. And it's tax payers. We don't mind our tax dollars going to fund stuff like the greatest military in the history of the world. But wow, our government story after story this weekend. I was seeing this the way that they fail our veterans and things like health care, and and even just getting them, the the protection the body aren't they need overseas. I mean, my my sons, you know, their unit has like this kind of account where people could donate get extra gear that you're not giving which is, you know, his Harvey house. I really haven't hard time with that. I'm like these guys their need. And then I'm sure you know, last week in a period of five days, we had three veterans. Take your life inside of facilities right here in Austin had a guy walk out of this. I the psychologist's office into facility walk in front of hundreds of people pulled a pistol out and shot himself right on site. I mean, we twenty last year twenty suicides inside of VA facilities about two two hundred sixty attempts. So, you know, the VA, you know, always try not to bash them because this good people in VA that really do care wanna help. But as an organization as very systemic problems. Well, it's one by the government. You can't help it. Screw that up. Sure. Right. Yeah. Is big right? This second biggest organization within the government is. Right. Twenty years of war. There's a lot of a lot of need. And I don't think they were quipped to deal with it. And they're definitely or struggling making strides to actually have an impact and give the help they need. So you said you were you were depressed when you came back was a PTSD did eight deployments, and it just overtime. It started off with just some symptoms of some physiological vexing Zaidi like kind of numbing him arms. My face my throat would feel like swelling shot, and of course, being a special operations community. You don't wanna say thing, you gotta try to push down, which I think a lot of guys try to do they want to do you think you can overcome it by yourself? That's right. And you don't say anything and over time. Those things got worse for me. Because it's the perception is that it's weakness. I mean, it's exactly what I felt. I felt sets up the guys think goes, and I went and built to do my job anymore. So I just try to. So I just tried to impress board and ended up almost cost him everything. How'd you finally get help? Well, I came home. I was diagnosed PTSD in a Witten to what I thought was the right thing to do was just keep myself busy folks something else, and that's when a really dove in kind of highest level my professional fighting career. And so I had a lot of success during that time if you looked at me outside, you know, winning title one title, I was kind of on a top top ranked and had very successful as a fighter that time. However, I was still struggling I was still haven't panic attacks. I was still not sleeping in my family start falling apart, and so really rock bottom for me was family, separating me and my wife selling our home moving to separate apartments and facing divorce, which was led me to the point to where I was found myself city mcleod's pistol in the hand trying to decide whether to live or die, and we know that twenty plus Veterans Day, you know, have that that hopeless thought you find a home in their hearts that they feel like not just wanted to kill themselves because they. Think they wanna skate their pain is the idea that somehow the people that hurt my family that may be sad without me. But they're going to be better off. And that's where I was. And it was my wife who corner being challenged me. And really asked me how could you all the things that did in my military career success that had their as athlete how can do all these things when it came to my family that I would quit? And that question for me is radically impacted me and led me to a decision that was turned things around. She goes get back together. We did we have been married. Twenty four years now. Congratulations. Thank you. You must have incredible mixed emotions about your son being an Afghanistan. Not only because of what he's facing on the battlefield. But what he faces afterwards like worried about PTSD like you had. Yeah. I was just talking about this, my friend, my friend last night. It's it's really hard. Extremely proud of him. He's a third generation marine. My father was marina, Vietnam. So now, he's the third generation marine. And you know, when I'm going to ask ghanistan, you know, back when I began two thousand three two thousand seven eight deployments. I would have never imagined. I mean, he landed on Baga airfield and a C one thirty just like the first time two thousand two thousand and three I would never thought my son wouldn't have been in the same. All these either still doing good, my experiences in experiences of working at mighty oaks. Serving all these warriors and seeing what they struggle with it as a father. It's you know, it's it's very difficult hard. Yeah. That's what I wanted to ask. You you didn't have a thing. Mighty oaks foundation. When when you came back what some of the services that they do for veterans that come back in a similar state as yourself. You mean, the military or what is mighty oaks the foundation? What do they do to help veterans? So mighty to one we go in resilience side. So too young young guys like my son that are gonna deploy like helping him be a resilient understand things. They're going to face the reality of the things they're going to face. Well, that's because they're gonna see things that you're not supposed to see or do. I mean, we snacks Seri, right? America needs strong warriors to stand up three people to can't defend themselves. But those nonetheless those things are natural. So they're going to experience things that aren't natural. And they're going to them. And if they're not prepared and not resilient to those things. They're going to send him sideways like it did for me. So we able to give them things we do spiritual ANC conference spoke to about one hundred and fifty thousand active-duty troops. The last few years. I go to Marine Corps boot camp in the Marine Corps allows me to go and speak to these. Recruits a bear beginning about resiliency spirituals ANC understanding what it means to be resilient warrior and other thing we do is in a back end. We have four ranches around the country that we bring warriors to an active duty and veteran community Milteer orders to us, and we have them for a week in peer to peer intensive program to deal with the things they're facing PTSD, suicide, depression, anxiety and divorce and how to move forward, and we're faith based program. However about half of our people that come to us would not sheriff eighth whoever they come to us for the help that it need and testing. It's been incredible. We've had we've had twenty five hundred graduates when the program, and it's been amazing. Thanks for doing. That's normal. Mental. It's mighty oaks program dot org. Mighty oaks, program dot org. Tell me about your emanate career a little bit. I I love that. They may I don't know why it's brutal and bloody. And I can't imagine getting in ring with somebody and having my face punched in like that, and you know, being left blooding this. But the the people in it seem to love it. Well, the point is not to get your face punched in other guys. Bound to happen from time to time. Right. Yeah. Yeah. I've been twenty professional fights that was eighteen into as a professional. A favorable side of macaroni didn't get beat up too bad. And and I walked away from it someone healthy. But I mean for me, I never had a desire to be a professional fighter. I wasn't ever something thought about it was something that did I started when I was five years old and damore show arts and wrestling judo and my whole life. I've gotten a Brazilian jujitsu. And so for me, it was a progression of competition. And so one day, I found myself competing at a higher level, and and as a professional fighter in in may. And I I love it. I never looked at it as a most people would like brutality of trying to beat each other up. It's more of a contest of skill and through life of training experience. And I've always been there so much guilt involved in 'em. It's not one sport. It's like multiple sport right together pluses just high level of lettuce and immense to clarity and toughness is very important composure and those fighters so important mill question was there ever because we just had this T J dillashaw scandal where he's doing the EP. Oh and just got suspended for two years. Was there ever a temptation to get involved in performance enhancing drugs? Yeah. Of course. I mean, it's it's such a competitive environment in higher you get up start justifying like those thoughts because you think well everyone's doing it everyone's cheating and so the pressures. Oh, yeah. Anyone to pressure is not their temptations out there. I think is disingenuous like it the pressures there. It comes down to just having a good character and being the right sportsmen and wanting to do it the right way and just put it in a whole work. I mean, TJ dillashaw, I believe, you know, I think a lot of people would would agree that he's he's he started doing it a long time ago and just never got caught. And I think those who those who have been around who have been performance enhancing drugs. What you start winning that way? It's hard ever not he'd again because they need it. You have to have it up salutes. I mean, he's incredible athlete, and he's brilliant fighter. And I think he just got caught up in it. And these guys are all ripped in unbelievable condition. TJ like slack. Like, everybody's like, oh my gosh. She's got to be something. Anyways. It's it's sad. Because, but you know, what he's he's taking it. I was pretty proud of how he took it. He's he's he is apologize. He's totally came plane. Most guys like it's bad test. It was something supplements totally came plano, actually, a facial cream. I put on. EPO in it. I thought it was just like my skin to be soft. I couldn't believe everyone else's. He owned it. He's like I'm gonna sit out and I'm gonna come back better. And by the way, just to be clear here. It's mighty oaks programs with an S programs dot org, and we are tweeting out a link to the website through at least on Twitter. It's real important anytime get on every every veteran spouse family member active duty reserve. Doesn't matter. What your situation is? Or if you got kicked out of the military, we do everything for free including travel. So if you need help, and you listen to this this there is hope people hit these points. If you're like, they're hopeless and has no tomorrow, no purpose moon board. There's a purpose moon for you just need to tap into that. And we have three programs that are we leave the solution as problem. Thanks for everything. You're doing thanks for everything. You've done. You bet. Happy to do it. Thanks, buddy. You can also find Chad on Twitter at Chad robo at Chad robo, all right? We'll see you tomorrow on Pat gray unleashed.

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