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A highlight from Shadows of a Silhouette - Fortune Favours The Fortunate
"Welcome to Let's Be Frank, the men's mental health podcast. Join us as we break the stigma, embrace vulnerability and prioritize mental health in men. Together, let's use your voice. Guys, welcome back to Let's Be Frank, the home of men's mental health. Today, we have got a brilliant rock and roll quarter in the house that go by the name of Shadows of a Silhouette. And the sound is a fusion of alternative, rebellious and personal vibes. Coming from the heart of England, this band has released over 25 original tracks on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon. We're joined by Nathan Tyler, who, along with friend Greece, have been creating music for four years, turning out more than 50 songs on SoundCloud and major platforms. Drawing inspiration from legends like Arctic Monkeys, Bowie and Nirvana, the music has even graced BBC introduces for the East Midlands. And they've rocked the Metrodome in Nottingham. They've also played the Quarry Stage during the Wyandotte Festival in front of 2000 fans, an experience that fueled their passion for music. This year, they have hit the main stage at Wyandotte Festival, producing an unforgettable show. So guys, girls, stay tuned as we dive into the guys world and discover what drives this band's unstoppable journey. But as always, let's check in with resident host Mr Ryan Smith. How are you doing, mate? What an introduction that was, eh? I'll tell you what the hell's going on. This is like the big time now, isn't it? This is just like, I'm going to say so rock and roll, but that's like, I think that's more like 60s rather than the 90s, I don't know. Anyway, I just know I'm older than most of this band put together. So, yeah, no, absolutely brilliant to get these guys on. I'm feeling good. Started watching the ice hockey today, you know, a little bit late jumping on with you just because of the ice hockey. But do you know what? I'm in a good place. So, yeah, guys, welcome to the show. How are you all doing? Well, thank you. Thank you for having us on. You say you're a lot older than us all put together, but we all know, mate, you're still 21 in that. Hard to show if it was, but we break through and still look like a one year old messing about. Bless you, bless you, bless you. Panthers or Steelers? Don't mention that second one. No, if you mention that second one, you mention that second one and we'll just stop this right now. All right. No, no, no. I didn't realise. That's all right then. That's all right then. Yeah, yeah, Panthers, Panthers through and through. No, but guys, honestly, welcome to the show. We've been throwing a couple of conversations back and forth for a bit now and it's finally here. So, you know what? Guys, introduce yourselves. Well, we're Shadows of a Silhouette and, of course, we're a four piece band from Derby. We just, Derbyshire, we try and focus on sounds that are a bit more like authentic, like through and through. Even all of us playing our own instruments on songs like you wouldn't think that to be something that you'd be lacking in the music industry. But actually, nowadays it's more dominated by electronic simulated sounds. I'm Nathan Brown, the lead singer. I've got Rhys Carter, lead guitarist. And Ferg's in Corfu at the minute, but we've also got Tyler Anderson, our drummer. Fantastic. So, yeah, guys, I managed to listen to your latest track that's going to be released, I think, later this month. You know, well, later in September. We're recording this at the beginning of September. But, you know, you're going to be releasing that one. I'll tell you what, I was listening to my car on the way back from Mansfield earlier and it's catchy and I get it. You know, it's I think it speaks. So, yeah, I'm looking forward to that being released. It's my personal favourite song that we've written for a long time. Yeah, it's fun to play in all life. Yeah, it's quite political. It's a banger. But, you know, it's really like a partial political. It doesn't really speak to supplement anybody else, any political party or belief system. It's more for the common man, isn't it? Yeah, it's just more for the common good side of politics. The politics doesn't actually get spoken about in politics. No, no. And, you know, I actually thought, you know, it actually reminded me of sort of Age of the Shadow puppets. Like Shadow puppets? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. So, yeah, it's that sort of... You're sorry? It's funnily enough the first band I ever saw live, actually. Yeah, that's why it's had that sort of beat to it, that sort of rhythm to it. And it just, yeah, you know, it was good, it was good. Well, I'll take that. Anyway, no, absolutely. What was the whole process behind writing that song? So, what was your thinking behind it and kind of how long has it taken you to... Well, I had a riff kicking about from the start of lockdown, really. Obviously, we couldn't practice, so... We were writing other songs. Got me loop pedal, yeah, and got the riff down. But we didn't really touch it until about, when was it? Like January? It started kicking it about, didn't we? We got some drums on it, and then Nathan wrote, as he does with most of our tracks, wrote all the lyrics for it. And, yeah, it's... It came quite quick, though, didn't it? It was just one of them, like, kick your fingers movement when you and us rehearsing. And then it just, we just all looked at each other and just thought, this is awesome, this. And then Nathan's writing side to it. It just... Put the structure together. Put the structure together, and then, like I say, it was just about... The words just came straight out. It's this one. Yeah, it's what we opened up the main stage with one or two as well. Yeah, it's brilliant. It's quite... Yeah, like, straight in your face, isn't it? Tempo, it's got tempo, it's got attitude. It's like hitting a knockout punch in the first round. It is a cracker, it is truly a cracker. It is really a cracker. Yeah, the lyrics, the lyrics. And it was, as you say, it... It's just the whole idea of that track. Straight in your face. Yeah, that's what we wanted. It's a song to get people's attention, really. And then it's... You know, who are these? And then it's... We've got you in the palm of his hand then. Crick up your ears. Also, it's an expression of that... Those little thoughts we all have about, you know, on a daily basis, when we're considering what's going on in the world around us. It's just a... No. With our ability to create media, to add into the great ocean of it, we think certain songs come out in principle, or because of principle, that something to have been spoken like that, or in a way, just for some... It can be heard from somewhere by someone. It's just about the rich going rich and the poor going poor early on, isn't it? Well, it's about the trap. We're all trapped. It seems like we're... The fucking mouse trap's already come down over us, and we're all stuck, you know. But life keeps going by for everyone as an individual. But there's a stranglehold on a lot of us, personally, as people trying to get through this world, but it's so slow for some people who don't have to suffer it. So, looking at kind of that... You know, looking at the song, are you speaking from your own sort of backgrounds and stuff as well, your own experiences? I think it's kind of impossible not to, of course. Like, when you are writing Straight From the Heart, not all of our songs are, right? Because sometimes it's nice to write a song about an idea that doesn't paint a memory. It's just... But then again, on the other hand of that, a lot of our tunes are personal anyway. Especially over the last couple of years, with what's gone off with Reece and Nathan and stuff like that. So, it's a way that I sort of... I'm sure Nathan's probably the same as to get these thoughts that are in your head. I have to get them out on paper and write them down about lyrics or poetry and then channel that into some of that music, which then becomes something tangible. The thoughts that you've got in your head, for me, it's the perfect way to sort of... Say what you want over it. Yeah, get it out and... To make room. Then it becomes relatable, because although it's personal to you, other people can then relate to that and hear what you're saying. Like, yeah, I know what you're on about here. Well, certainly we want to know what it feels like when they can hear the fact that we're getting something off our chest in these songs. Yeah, yeah. Because it's not whitewashed at all, really. We all work full -time, full -time jobs. We didn't go to uni or study music or anything. We came together because we all... Look like rockin' art. Look like rockin' art. We think it's one of the best things in the world. It's a freedom from life. That's good the thing about music, where it doesn't matter what race you are, doesn't matter what religion you are, everybody can come together and just be in the same field or at a venue and enjoy the same thing. Everything goes out the window. It's a universal language. And there's a lot of culture where we come from, a lot of working culture of people working really hard, raising families, but not really making enough time for themselves. We come from an area in the East Midlands where lot a of insufferable mental health is right there on the surface, but people don't even talk about it. They all know what's going on with each other. I know Jack's got a question for you, but obviously we've just jumped on beforehand and where I live, it's actually, what, five, ten minutes from... Not even ten minutes, is it, from where a couple of you guys live? So I get what you're saying. You're looking at the smaller sort of outlying villages that are ex -coal mining places. It's a similar sort of state in Wales. It's a similar sort of state in Lancashire, Yorkshire and things like this. And it's these forgotten roots. And listening to that track that you've shared with us, you can really hear what you guys are trying to achieve. So it's more of an observation rather than a question. But I know Jack's got a question for you. Before we come, because obviously we're going to look at your personal journeys and kind of delve into there and prod around a little bit, but while we're on the subject of why not, I want to ask you guys, how was that experience going main stage? It didn't even seem like that much of... There was a feeling of being out of place, but also at the same time being exactly where we're going. Yeah, it wasn't imposter syndrome, but you feel like... The best thing is if you feel like you've earned it, but then you also feel that if you're not getting nervous for a gig like that, I think you've got to get nervous to some degree, because at the end of the day, you're entertaining people and everyone's around on you to put a good show out. And then we just hope we deliver. And that's like, it doesn't matter how much of a buzz we've got to have to play. And the first thing I said to people closest to me was, did you like enjoy it? It's not about us, it's about the fans. Yeah. But the experience is just... What was that feedback like? Oh, brilliant, yeah. Absolutely awesome.
A highlight from Climate Change Reality Check
"Yeah, we're not going to support the police officers. We're going to have high taxes and high regulations and tell you exactly what to do, including making sure you've got a face diaper strapped to your chin. Oh, and you don't want to do business here? Oh, oh, and by the way, the only people that are thriving are the ones that are not listening to your regulations. The ones that are stealing stuff, those are the only ones that are doing well. That's a shocker. All right, welcome back to the Financial Guys podcast. Thanks for listening in. We do appreciate it. Thanks for the downloads. If you like what you hear, give us a thumbs up and share it with your friends. It's the only way we're going to get the conservative message out. Of course, Glenn Wiggle, Mike Lomas. We are the Financial Guys. We've been doing this now for 20, almost going on 26 years pretty soon here, so a lot to go through today. I've got some great clips as well. They're bringing it back, Mike. We'll start with that, I guess. Well, I've heard that rumor a few times, so to give credit. Sometimes the right can be a little bit crazy, too, because this has happened about three or four times. I will say, though, the funniest part about this, this is the funniest part, is the amount of internet warriors, social media warriors, that are like, I'll tell you what, I'm not complying this time. Bullshit. Bullshit. That's right. Exactly. When there's 500 people in Wegmans and I'm the only one without a face diaper, I'm not buying it until you actually show up. The fact that we have the amount of actual studies now, though, it got away with it the first time because it was all new. We didn't know it was a novel coronavirus. It's not so novel anymore. And you can't blame some people. No, it's not novel anymore, though. It's not new anymore. And so now we've had three years of research, and guess what that research has shown? They did a... How about the Vax, they're still pushing the booster shot. But on the Mask of Cologne... How many people need to die? They did a study of all the studies. It was like the end -all, be -all of studies. It was like the highest level of blind, whatever. Like the Poland's blizzard study? Not that one, but the actual study. No, like it, though. Like it. And they came out with a study, and what they showed of looking at all these different things is that no benefit at all. We knew that, right? We talked about no benefit at all. So now we have actual research for no benefit at all for the masks. It was crushing people's immune system. You were way more likely to get it with it. And we know that people that are getting vaccinated, especially young males, have a higher chance and risk of myocarditis than they have of actually getting sick from the infection. Why are we even talking about it? So now that we have the data, the fact that they're still... So here's why I know this. Yes, there's some right -wing folks out there that are like, oh my God, it's coming. But okay, so a central New York hospital has brought back masking requirements. Rutgers University is going back to masking and vaccination requirements. There's many colleges across the country that are going back to this. You're starting to see the news articles start to talk about this, right? They're starting to implant it in the psyche of what are we going to do this winter, right? Must be some elections coming up. And exactly. And we have an election coming up. They're going to do it again. They're going to try to do it again is exactly what they're going to do. To your point, and I don't want to switch into gears like this, but it doesn't matter with the Democrats any facts, okay? No. Listen to this. This is John Kerry. Oh, I got a clip for that. This is John Kerry five years ago. Okay, I'll play it real quick. Scientists predict we will have the first ice -free ice, which is melting sea ice, which is melting at a rate the Arctic Ocean now increasingly is exposed. In five years, scientists predict we will have the first ice -free Arctic summer. So by 2014, we were going to have the first ice -free Arctic summer. The opposite happened, by the way. There's a record amount of ice out there right now, a record amount of ice. So when you talk about, like, amnesia and how stupid these people are, and there's no other, I don't even like to use that word, but when it comes to dummy -crats, they really are dumb. Well, look at the housing crisis. Look at the housing crisis. You had Barney Frank out there going, we, homes are no problem at all. We're not talking about some dot -com company here. We're talking about homes. These are not bound to save ebb and flows at the stock market, right? This is home ownership. So he pushed it and they pushed it and they pushed it and they passed laws and they passed bills. And then they said, I never said that.
"arctic" Discussed on Why It Matters
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"arctic" Discussed on Why It Matters
"Amongst priorities. And anytime you talk about priorities amongst priorities and government, the issue that is most close at hand tends to get the most attention. The Arctic is a bit of a slow burn issue and it's going to be there, but if you don't act sooner rather than later, you may find yourself closer to crisis, especially with climate change and other impacts to the indigenous communities or the region in general. Because you didn't pay enough attention to it now. Right now a lot of our national attention is focused on China, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine. We're only one other terrorism event from refocusing on counter terrorism. And so then where does the Arctic fall? Right. So I think it requires attention. I think it requires some advocacy. I think it requires some investment. And that needs to be on a sustained basis instead of episodic injects. To make sure that we're ready, postured to achieve those goals that are in the national art strategy. It also should be remembered that the Arctic, in some ways, is also part of a national spirit. Living in the Arctic has had important cultural role for Canada, Russia, and the Nordic countries. And I would suggest that for the United States, one thing to think about is to broaden our understanding of how we think about the U.S. and the world. We think of transatlantic, trans Pacific, and the gulf, we think, important neighbors to the north in Canada, but even beyond that, the United States is also an Arctic nation. So the Arctic Ocean is America's fourth coast. We live in an era of great power competition, and part of that competition could play out in the melting North Pole. Caught in the whirlwind are indigenous people and local workers who depend on this changing region for their livelihoods. And a wealth of flora and fauna fighting to survive. Like space, the Arctic is a region that we all wish could forever remain peaceful. A shared territory for scientific inquiry. But the oil beneath the waves and the perilous but valuable sea routes that are opening up are attempting prize that could make that cooperation difficult to maintain.
"arctic" Discussed on Why It Matters
"And run businesses. These two groups often find themselves at the mercy of more powerful forces. A changing climate and a group of large nations vying to control the region's future. As we said earlier, there are about 4 million people living in the Arctic. About 2 million of them are in Russia and about 500,000 are indigenous people. Also from the U.S. perspective, we have to recognize that these environmental challenges are also highlighting already existing challenges faced by Alaska native communities. There are at least 31 Alaska native communities that do not have reliable running water in their homes. 60% of Alaska native communities have been described as environmentally threatened by climate change. And finally, working in Alaska is challenging. Only about 20% of the state of Alaska is a Cecil by roads. Therefore, boats and aircraft are crucial for transportation, so that this important climate change is happening in an area that is complex, very large, and already difficult to work in, making the effort more challenging and the need for cooperation, all that more important. But instead of cooperation, as the ice continues to melt, the race for precious resources is going to heat up competition even further in the open Arctic. And because the stakeholders are either NATO aligned countries or NATO rivals, the chances for that economic competition to spill over into military tension has many analysts concerned. Already, Norway and Russia are butting heads over control of the Norwegian Svalbard islands in the Arctic circle. Russia is asserting that a historical right to mine there is being blocked by Ukraine war related sanctions. And Moscow is threatening, quote, retaliatory measures. If Norway doesn't let them resume their operations in the region. Situations like this can get tense fast. And what about the military side of things? Is there a history of U.S. Military presence in the Arctic? If you think about post World War II, we entered into a period of the Cold War. Where you basically had Russia and U.S. at odds with each other, during that time, and because of World War II, where the Japanese had actually invaded the aleutians, you saw a buildup of military presence through early warning sites through basing through other infrastructure in the Arctic region. As the Cold War progressed and as we ended up coming out of the Cold War in the early 90s, we let a lot of that infrastructure atrophy. We yes, we still have some early detection. We still have some presence up there, but some of the basic and some of the infrastructure we kind of let atrophy over time. And then, as you saw, Russia began to militarize their Arctic, we've begun rethinking about our operations, our ability to sustain operations and our ability to project military power from the Arctic region. And so that's brought us back to an era where we're starting to think about infrastructure investments, thinking about our operations and thinking about what investments we need to make in the regions to ensure that we can protect our sovereignty and Project Power if needed. If there were to be conflict across the Bering strait or other areas in the region. As it stands, Russia is the dominant power in the Arctic, exceeding NATO's number of military bases by a third. And in the past two years, Russia has upgraded nearly a dozen Soviet era airstrips at its northernmost base. And spent millions on artillery improvements for its northern fleet, the largest icebreaker armada in the world. And these are just some of the moves that have made other Arctic nations wary when it comes to Russia's ambitions for the region. Let's talk about national security. What are we worried about when we look at the Arctic? The Arctic poses several challenges for national security. For one, half of the entire coastline of the United States is in Alaska. So first and foremost, you have just a normal defense of the United States borders. In addition, the United States is aware that, of course, that Russia has been upgrading its military installations in the region. It has been reinvesting in its infrastructure in the region. We saw after the end of the Cold War are reduction in intentions and a greater spirit of cooperation of which the Arctic council is a good example. The Arctic council is an international forum that includes representatives from all 8 Arctic nations, as well as from local communities. Formed in 1996, the Arctic council brought together Russia and its former Cold War adversaries in the hope that they could cooperate to manage a region that was important to all of them. For years, the Arctic council was a symbol of fruitful cooperation between rivals. But now the organization's fate is unclear. Russia is chairing the council for the next two years, and very little cooperation is expected in the near term. So where do you see us going as a nation in the Arctic? I think what you're going to see is an area where we're going to have to make some investment. I think you're going to have to make some investment not only in our ability to operate up there to ice breaking capability and ships. I think you're going to see some need for investment up there to make sure you have the ability to operate in a more continuous and sustained basis. And I think you're going to see probably some more military exercises up there and not necessarily as a counter to what we see in Russia, but to show that we can operate up there and make sure that we are making the right investments to ensure our ability to operate in the region as needed. There are several different ways of being present in the Arctic. One of them is physical presence. So for example, the Russian Federation because it has the longest coastline within the Arctic region, has an important physical presence in the Arctic by virtue of its own geography. The Nordic states, again, because they have long coastlines have important presence in the Arctic. But there are other ways of being present in the Arctic. And one of them is an area which is undergoing change in the moment. Both Finland and Sweden have applied to join NATO. This would mean if they are approved by all NATO states that all of the members of the Arctic region except for Russia would be NATO members. So being part of an alliance is also part of being present in the Arctic and a sense NATO becomes more present in the Arctic. How much energy should we be focusing on the Arctic at this point? Well, I would tell you, it's a priority
"arctic" Discussed on Why It Matters
"Imagine a place that is very white. And all you see around you is ice. All you see is vastness. All you see is great expanses of nothing. The ice never seems to end. It goes on forever. It's an area of immense beauty. Or immense loneliness. That is the region that is the Arctic. The Arctic, it sits at the top of the globe, is covered in snow and sea ice and has days without sunlight. We think of it in terms of extremes. Harsh, cold barren. But the Arctic is also home to 4 million people, endangered species, and a wealth of minerals and oil, buried in the earth. For centuries, it was inaccessible to anyone but the most daring explorers and scientists. But now, as climate change takes its toll, the ice is melting fast. New roots are opening, and the world could be facing new competition over Arctic riches. To complicate matters, no single country actually owns the place. The U.S. has a portion through Alaska. Russia has a large sector of Arctic territory in the far north, and 6 other countries have territories of their own. And in the middle is a vast section that belongs to everyone and no one. I'm Gabrielle Sierra, and this is why it matters. Today, the Arctic, where diplomatic relations are teetering
"arctic" Discussed on Key Battles of American History
"Were on the look of Bach. And he looked over and they weren't there. There was no ship anymore. Can you imagine this is like an 8 or 9000 ton ship with thousands of tons of explosives and guns and tanks and it's just not there. It doesn't exist any longer. It was quite shocking. Yeah, it's just unbelievable. So let's talk about what happened next after leaving archangel, your father's ship sailed to the Mediterranean, much warmer place to go. Yeah. But things got hot again, both literally and figuratively. So what happened when he was in the Mediterranean? How did he eventually get back to the U.S.? Yeah, okay, so yes, dad, the grain returned to by way of Iceland, returned to Scotland to near Glasgow and loaded took on war material and headed out. I think around the 1st of January of 1943, they sailed for the Mediterranean and that once they got past the straits of what you call past the rocket Gibraltar, they were told, go to the stock at him, which was a poor near Iran and Algeria. So they went off, I think, on their own, maybe one other ship made it to mistaking them unloaded their supplies. And after a week or so, departed on February 23rd, 1943, departed for another port to deliver a few more tons of supplies. At this time, the Americans had just launched it just invaded North Africa. And things are really heating up there, getting the supplies to the army groups fighting was very, very important. So they steamed out of the around noon on February 23rd. February 24th, pardon me. I make a point of that date because it's my mother's birthday. We used to kid my mother, so they steamed out. Everybody 24th and 15 minutes after leaving port all of a sudden, my dad had just laid down on the settee and his cabin to take a little nap because he was going to be on the four to 8 shift. He wanted a little nap. All of a sudden, bloom, explosion. He was thrown out of his bunk, seconds later, another explosion, and he was knocked out when he woke up, the ship was going down by the bow. The ship was sinking. He ran out and the ship had been hit by two torpedoes, apparently from a U boat, and then a Heineken one 11 came in and hit him with another torpedo. Fortunately, they were just a few miles from shore and they were able to tow the grain into the beach and beecher there. Which was important because the men survived Ben didn't have to go in the water, and they were able to salvage the guns, most of the guns on the ship, but the ship was a total loss, several men were killed. Everyone in the engine department was killed. So dad spent a few weeks helping to salvage guns and other supplies from the ship and he returned home to the U.S. on a hospital ship. And my mother used to say that when she picked him up at the station at south station, the train station in Boston. Here's this 22 year old fiance who left as a Hale and hardy young man and she was presented with this young man who looked like he'd been through hell. She said his hair turned gray. He was gaunt and just she could tell the tremendous strain had been under. So just to go on with the story, dad took a, and he was offered a position at fort trumbull maritime academy, and he taught anti submarine tactics there. Did that for about a year. And then just felt very uncomfortable being at home that he had some, you see experiences that officer, he joined the navy. He wanted to get back in the fight. Now, unfortunately, with the torpedo wing and the convoy action had almost completely destroyed his hearing, he was pretty deaf. He learned to read lips and he folded a lot of people, but he didn't fool the navy doctor. So they put him in the CPs. It sent him to Pearl Harbor, which was a delight. As you might imagine, to go for archangel, Russia, you know, the far northern waters, hell on earth to Pearl Harbor in 1944, was quite a delight. Dad spent, I think they're out there for a couple of years. They allowed my mother to join him there. He stayed in their officers housing officers quarters, and I'll tell you what a little story that my dad always got a kick out of. He was at the officer's speech at Pearl Harbor one day, and he swam out to the raft. There was anchored offshore few yards. And he was there just sunbathing and this older gentleman came swimming out, climbed up on the raft and this gentleman had a big anchor tattooed on his shoulder and dad had an acre tattooed on his left arm. So they compared tattoos and introduced one of that's one Paul gallman lieutenant JJ. So I'm Bill Halsey, glad to meet you. Which woman with bossy? This might have been after the war ended. I'm not sure because they were there until I think September August or September of 46. This might probably was after the war ended. Yeah, and Halsey would have been a 5 star admiral at that point. And so that was pretty exciting. Dad loved to tell that story comparing tattoos. With Halsey, that is incredible. One of the very top people in the day. Wow. James here, and now a brief word from our sponsors. So tell me your dad's life and career after the war ended you already touched on a little bit. He was in for a while after the war. But once he got out of the service, what did he do? Well, yeah, actually, while stationed at Pearl Harbor, you know, the war wound down and things were relaxed. And he got to know some men in the business community. We realized this is a bright young guy. He's in, he's had a lot of experience. He's here at this very young age. He went up the hawks pipe. It became a merchant marine and then navy officer and they liked that. That was a charmer. So he was offered jobs with I think a couple of real estate development companies and with Dole pineapple and they could have stayed in a way. But dad at this yearning to finish his education, this drive to get that college degree. So they returned to Boston, dead went to Suffolk university for three years, got a bachelor's degree, working in the post office at night to support the family, my mother, my oldest sister, me and then another child came along. And then went to Harvard Business school two years, got his MBA, and spent most of his next 30 years working in the defense industry, various defense contractors. Most of which was in the shipbuilding industry became involved with 15 years. He worked for ingle shipbuilding in basketball at Mississippi, building a series of navy subs, nuclear subs, destroyers, and other craft. I remember going to a ship launching, where admiral or the nuclear, the father of a nuclear navy, I'm having a memory lapse here. Well, Rick over Abel Rick over, he was quite the character. He was one hard case. But dad loved to have not been at these navy men. It was a lot of fun. He enjoyed that line of work. So he retired in 19 82, I believe it was. He was 62. He had always had the intention of writing his memoir, which he was going to call red waters, be based primarily on his diary. But as he started writing, he realized, well, I need to tell the story of my family and the CCC's and so he really got into this and wrote several chapters, but he developed some serious visual problems back in the degeneration and then cataracts. So it became very difficult to read. A huge magnifying glass greatly magnified the text of his computers and then he had other health issues that ventured him from finishing the book. So now at various points, I have some writing experience I've written books myself wrote for many magazines over a period of years and offer to help that, but it would not take my advice and he would not let me get involved until a week or so before he died. He said Paul, please finish my book behind a publisher, you know, pull it together and he showed me several boxes of manuscript and notes, receipts from union duties from the merchant brain and so on and so forth. And I let it sit for about 20 years because I just was, I couldn't get over the fact that this was not, this is a biography and I wasn't there for most. I was there only for the very end. But I finally realized this story, this is too good of a story not to be told. So I sat down a couple of years ago, pulled everything together, did some editing, a couple of the chapters consisted strictly about just outlines and notes. And they kind of flush things out, found a publisher and hellgate press out in Oregon, and here we are. The book it's there. It's a reality, very happy to say, I feel like I fulfilled my promise to my dad, virtually a deathbed promise. Yeah, I think it's absolutely wonderful what you've done and you've really honored your father and told his story, which needs to be told, you know, there's so many great stories and despite the fact that there's thousands and thousands of World War II books. There's always new stories to tell. There's always things being uncovered. I'll give you an example. My dad was born in 1919. So I guess he was about a year older than your dad and my dad was in the marines and he fought in most of the major, oh boy, campaigns and battles. Yeah, in the Pacific, he was the Guadalcanal. He was, he was one of the first platoon commanders in Carlson's raiders. At a movie made out of it. And he was at Tarawa. He was an Okinawa, and but he never really told me much about the war. He was much older than me. You know, he was almost 50 when I was born. But I've got a box, literally a full box of letters that he and my mom wrote back and forth to each other. And I have no idea. I've just so busy with all the things I do, but one of these days my plan is to open up the box. I'm kind of a World War II buff myself and some of the stories, it seems like some of the best writing has come out of the marine experience in the South Pacific in the Pacific, Eugene sledge. Yeah. Some of the other pillow and things. Oh, yeah. Fabulous, but really gut wrenching stories. Yes, you should look into that and see where you can do with it. Sure. I definitely will. I'm hoping to retire from my day job, one of these days soon. And that's going to be one of the first things I do. All right, this is a great story. Listeners the name of the book once again is Armageddon and the Arctic Ocean up the hawse pipe from galley boy to third mate on a legendary liberty ship in the biggest convoy battle of World War II. The author is Paul G Gil, edited by his son, my guest today, Paul gill junior, you can find this anywhere where 5 books are sold. And you've got to get this book and read it. It is so well written and such a fascinating so many different fascinating stories so many great adventures. And you'll really enjoy it listeners. So there you are. Paul, thanks so much for coming on it, telling the story that your dad's story. Well, thank you, Jim, it's a lot of fun. And again, thank you for inviting me. I love to get the word out about my dad's experience. I think it's one of those stories he was fortunate enough to have written the diary and he had a good memory and he kept records. He was obsessive record keeper. 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"Were anchored or bored in Boston harbor. So things were going pretty well for the gill family, the children enrolled in private schools and were taking music lessons and so on and so forth. And then the depression came along. As you might imagine, yacht captains were among the first to lose their jobs. So a lot of these yachts were owned by stockbrokers and investors and so grandpa, you know, ran out of work. He was really unable to provide for his family to the extent that he was accustomed because he had a physical disability. He was injured in a shipboard accident as a younger man and wasn't really able to do hard physical labor. He had skills that were no longer marketable. So starting around 1930, things got pretty grim for my dad's large family. He and his twin brother were required to go out after school and to the beaches near their home and dig or gather driftwood for fuel to burn in their mother's stove at home and on other days they would go over to the local landfill and collect coal embers or coal shards that had been deposited there as part of the landfill process. Things became so grim and so as that dad and his twin brother were forced to go over to the rail yards in south Boston and rummage stood the briefers, the refrigerated cars for fruit that may have been damaged slightly. It was just left there. Yeah, things got pretty tough. And consequently, dad, although he was a really excellent student and aspirations becoming an aeronautical engineer at the age of 15, he realized he could no longer stay in school. His family needed him to go out into the wide world and find work. And his opportunity came in the form of the civilian conservation court. Yeah, that was a fascinating section. Obviously, I've read about the civilian conservation corps. I know about it. I teach college history and so I talk about that, but I've never really read an insider's account of what it was like to be in it. So tell me about your dad's experience in the CCC and maybe what are some lessons that he drew from his time there. He was so young. Yeah, it was a great adventure for dad. He talked very lovingly at his years in the CCC picture of the scene, a boy who, you know, it's 15 year old was forced to leave home and go out into the world as a man. And yet he didn't, he went into sort of a protected setting in Vermont. He was in the northern Vermont. I can't Mansfield, and the CCC camps were run, they actually were managed by army officers and army night commissioned officers. And there was a certain amount of discipline and drill and so on, but dad felt that the 9 comms who were in charge of his camp were really great guys. They were very paternalistic and wanted to teach the young men some skills or personal skills. And then they had woodsmen foresters and carpenters who taught them skills such as road building, how to clear land, how to build dams, plant trees. I think that the lesson that learned that may have had the most profound effect on it was learning to defend himself, he said, you know, coming from south Boston and he was a very tough Irish American ghetto almost. He knew how to street fight, but he said, they had boxing matches and he got in the ring against a couple of older guys and got his clock cleaned. So he had learned to box. You weren't allowed to street fight in the ring. You know, you were expected to obey the mark was queensberry rules. So here's the 15 year old kid in the ring with men who are upwards of 18, 19, up to 25 years of age and most of whom were bigger than dad and were post pupil. Dad had actually not gone through puberty at this point or was just advancing through that hormonal transformation. His voice hadn't changed and he hadn't started shaving yet. In fact, he said some of the guys called him Doris, which really, really, you know, got him going. So some of the fights he got into were outside of but he learned to defend himself with his fist and with his brains, but as he went on to a career in the merchant marine, that became a very valuable tool. He learned to defend himself and to not be pushed around by a bigger, older men. Yeah, as Johnny Cash once wrote, his fist got hard and his wits got keen, huh? Yeah, right, yes, exactly. Well, that's interesting. So after he got out of the CCC, your dad signed on with the merchant marine, I think he was only about 16 and if I remember correctly and he made several trips from the U.S. to Europe and back, aboard several different ships, one of which was the halo. Maybe tell me some of the highlights of his time as this first time that he was in the merchant Marina such a young man. Yes, well, not being able to find a job on shore dad went down to the local shipping agency and got a job on an oil tanker making runs down to gulf ports, mostly poor to Ramsay's Texas, picking up well bringing it back to Boston. I think four trips on the halo and then got caught up in the strike activity in the New York City waterfront. This older brother Bill was leading figure in the emerging maritime union. So dad spent a few months in New York City on the picket lines and to earn money in a spirit he and his brother to earn money and their spare time would insulate or weather proved waterproof windows on skyscrapers, so I was laughed at myself when I think of here's the 16 year old boy with his older brother who was about 20, up 20, 25 stories high on this skyscraper. Windows, and I was wondering, what would grandma Gil have thought if she had known that brother big brother Bill was a grown man, had his little brother 16. But they made good money doing that. So they did that for a while, but then the strike I have to say, I got to break it and say, that sounds absolutely terrifying to me. And to me, too. To me too, I can't imagine being able to scaffolding. But just to go back to dad's upbringing in Boston, he and his brothers worked for their dad, grandpa on this rigging business and oftentimes somebody had to go up the mast up, sometimes a 150 feet high. And guess who was Joseph? Well, the youngest brothers Phil and dad, these 12, 13 year olds. So they learned to have no fear of heights as a young bet. So dad said, it never bothered him at all to work on these skyscrapers. It just meant nothing, it was kind of exciting. He said he had the best view of anybody in New York City. He could look over a certain side of the building. They could look at the waterfront and see the ocean liners moving in and out. And that led to his shipping out on a very prestigious ship. The SS Manhattan, which made regular runs from New York to le havre, France, abramov and Germany, Hamburg, and then on the return trip, they would pull in at Southampton, England, and Ireland, the port for cork, Ireland. The dad made two trips on the Manhattan and became sick on the second voyage home had a fever and a cough and the doctor was concerned that he might have pneumonia sent him to a marine hospital in Staten Island where it was discovered that dad had TB here he is 16 years old and he had tuberculosis. He was advised to go out to New Mexico to a sanitarium, but he said, I can't do that. My folks are dependent on my income. I have to contribute to their to their welfare. So back he went on the president Roosevelt, a smaller oceanliner, but a ship that made the same runs to this European ports. And those are actually some even though Dan was out on his own as a young teenager, he loved Germany, especially. He had so much fun, he found the German people dynamic energetic, fun loving, and he also found a girl of Heidi that he admitted to me that she was his first love and so he made that mid 8 trips to Germany and really got to real insight into what was happening in Nazi Germany because when he would go out at night and the Reaper Bond, which is the entertainment district, shall we say, or you could say the red light district in saint Paulie, the harbor, the seaport district of Hamburg, he would often see Brown church, or the stormtroopers, Peru, patrolling the streets, looking for, well, you know, the looking for anybody who was considered a Jew, homosexuals, dad witnessed some brutal beatings of one night he was in a nightclub with Heidi and there was a jazz combo and in the middle of their performance, a group of stormtroopers, Brad shirts, stormed in, grabbed musicians and smashed their instruments at haul them out to a patrol wagon in Hollywood to prison to jail. So he saw some horrible things over there. But he met a lot of German sailors and air force personnel and shipyard workers. He met some men who were working on a ship. They worked for the blossom bomb yard. They said, yes, we are working in Germany's biggest shipyard dance level would you building now? They say, they are building a battleship. It will be called the Bismarck. It will be the world's mightiest and dead of course, there's just law and blowing hot air. Later, he realized they really weren't working on the battleship Bismarck. So he had a lot of wonderful. Yeah, yeah. It really was. Now then, let's see, so after your dad finished up his service with the merchant marine, he decided to me, I got to tell you, this is the longest chapter of the book. It's 90 pages. I saw that and I thought, why in the world is there a 90 page chapter with all the other ones that are like 20, 30 pages? But then I realized it's like a mini novel within a novel. It's not a novel. Of course, it's a memoir, but your dad decided one of his brothers, they just decided they were going to go to Alaska and they didn't have the money to get there, obviously. They didn't have any money. So they decide to ride the rails across the U.S. as hobo as the term was at the time. So yeah, I got to say this is my favorite part of the book. I like it even better than the battle off the coast of Russia because this is just amazing. So tell me about what was he trying to do and how did it go? Well, James actually, this was a desperation move. Now this was 1938 in August of 1938. As you know, as a historian, the U.S. was starting to recover from The Great Depression and some of Franklin Roosevelt's advisers said, you know, mister president, maybe we should balance the budget now. Maybe we should cut back on some of the spending, so Roosevelt went along with this idea. They cut back and some programs, the economy went into a nosedive and injured what is now called the second great depression. And merchant marine jobs were few and far in between and really went to only men with vast experience and young sailors didn't have a whole lot of luck at the union of shipping out. So dad and his older brother Steve, who was about three years older than him, got wind of this program, the U.S., the government had launched in Alaska in the valley, which I think is northwest of anchorage some miles. The program involved relocating farm families from the upper Midwest, where things weren't going too well and saying that our new farms first soil get away from the tired soil that wasn't producing as well. And the word was that they heard on the street was that there was a demand for any kind of skilled or even unskilled work and construction workers, road builders, carpenters, and both dad and his brother Steve, who was a mechanic, figured, you know, dad had learned how to build roads and trim trees and all that sort of thing in the CCC. So they decided, look, there's nothing happening in New York City. We're just getting by a hand to mouth, you know, as bar boys or maybe occasional day in the shipyard, but things were desperate. So yes, they certainly weren't going to fly or take a Pullman coach to Alaska. But they figured, you know, there's a lot of men and young ladies at that time riding the rails. In other words, hoboing, and it was cheap and free and it was free, of course. So off they went, they hitched Ike to port jervis, New York to this nickel plate road station or not station, but rail yard. And came into contact accidentally with this veteran hobo, Native American named chief who saw that they were rookies, and he just took them under his wing, taught them how to board a train, how to get off a train, which is just as important as getting on. And just kind of protect the chief was a big guy. He was apparently a real big, powerful guy and so Steve and dad stayed with him to Chicago where they lost him, unfortunately. So they continue on their own down to Kansas City. The dust bowl saw some, by the way, saw some terrible deserted farms, sand swept up into the house, covered all the farm equipment, and on the roads they would see families with all their earthly belongings stashed in their truck or car, tied to the roof, kids sitting on the roof, I was just very, very sad, but they progressed along and became pretty destitute. There's so many hobos on the road that at times it was hard to even find a place in the boxcar or even on top of the boxcar. And finding a place to sleep at night was always a challenge, finding food was a challenge, occasionally it did stumble into a shelter, such as a Salvation army or a YMCA. But many nights they didn't have to sleep in a hobo jungle, which was quite an experience. Dad learned all about possum stew and other exotic dishes. In the hobo jungles, and he saw some rough justice there, too. When they got to Denver, Steve, well, they both started to hear stories from other hoboes about the valley and this big project. And what they started to hear was that it really wasn't working too well that some of the men had some of the other hobos that actually traveled up there and had not found jobs or found jobs that were in very remote places. So yeah, earning a few bucks, but there's nothing there. Saturday night came along, and there's nothing to do. So go to bed. So it was no longer the enticing El Dorado that they had envisioned. Steve became discouraged and said, I'm going back to New York. I'm going to find a ship. So Steve went back. Dad had more of a zest for adventure and he continued on. He said, I'm going to go into the West Coast. I want to see the west and there's several big shipping centers, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, will turn up out there. So dad went on and he added some of the greatest adventures of his life and some very frightening moments. As well, which I can talk about though, is if you'd like me to, James. Yeah, that would be great. So how did your dad get back into merchant marine work and discuss, okay, his rise to third mate. Let's not go quite to Russia yet. Let's see. Before that point. Okay, so dad continued on and ended up in San Francisco where he found a birth on the William look and Bach, which was a merchant ship that traveled from east coast to the West Coast. He spent about a year in the looking bark, and then spent the next three years in various ships going out to Hawaii going through the Panama Canal to spend a few months traveling to South America ports Rio much of the day. And so I love that. Love the tropics. I love these exotic cities. But then when he was about 21 years old, he by this time he had had extensive sea experts like 5 years almost of shipboard time and the American the government announced a change in its policy whereby a sailor who had accrued a certain amount of seat time I think was a minimum of two years could take an exam and if he passed the exam could enter the maritime training school at fort trumbull, Connecticut. So dad sat for the exam passed it and was offered a slot in the, I think it was the July 1941 class. It was a 6 month class and he did that and passed through the course and took sat first coast guard licensing examined at the age of 21, became a licensed merchant marine officer, which had always been his intention. He realized that as a younger man that this depression was probably going to go on indefinitely and the only secured work he would find with not even a high school diploma would be as a merchant Mariner. So he is pretty happy with that and that he intended to continue on up through the ranks and become captive of his own ship, but a funny thing happened on one of his weekend visits home is twin brother set him up on a blind date with this young lady named Mary Evans. And it was love at first sight that had this very Evans and dad just clicked. They looked at one another and that was it. Within weeks they were engaged to be married, but also dad was engaged to be the third mate on the SS, Nathaniel Greene, a liberty ship that was had just been launched was undergoing final final touches of its construction and was scheduled to take off for the war zone. James here, and now a brief word from our sponsors. All right. Well, you know, real quick for the benefit of our listeners that may not know what a liberty ship is. What do you mean when you say liberty ship? I think probably most of my listeners do know, but just in case. Yeah, I'm sure all of your listeners know that the battle of the Atlantic was well, Winston Churchill said it was the only thing that he really, really, that really frightened him during World War II because both the Americans and eventually the British were losing ships and an alarming rate. So once the U.S. got into the well actually before the U.S. entered the war FDR and Churchill got together, realized they needed a crash construction program. The Brits had this old design became the liberty ships. It was kind of an old fashioned, almost obsolete design, but it was a ship that was a very simple design. It can be built very quickly and fortunately, American entrepreneurship and engineering genius resulted in the establishment of shipyards all up and down both the east and West Coast and perhaps even in the Gulf Coast, there are many shipyards cranking out these so called liberty ships that could be built in two or three weeks. Many of them went down the ways within a month and then went on for final refinement in their construction, but they eventually over 2700 of these liberty ships were built. They were slow. They were ugly, FDR said they were the ugliest thing you'd ever seen on the water, but they could be produced very quickly and carry several thousand tons of supplies in time. They got the job done, didn't they? They did. The neck green as they dad affectionately called the Nathaniel grid the neck green was liberty ship number three. So it was built in 1940 was launched in 42, had her sea trials and was scheduled to depart New York City for the European theater operations for Scotland specifically on April 1st, 1942. That was dad's first ship as an officer. All right, well, so right during the thick of the Second World War, your dad took a harrowing journey to archangel Russia way up north. So tell me about that what happened along the way and how did it end up? Yes, and again, I'd like to put things in context a little bit. So it was a member of 1942 and the U.S. and Britain had committed to at least attempting to get supplies a significant flow of war material to Russia to aid their enemy who was really carrying the battle to the germs they were absorbing most of the German military effort. And so these convoys, even though they had horrendous records of sinkings, the convoy before dad's PQ 17 was almost totally annihilated and I think a path the ships were sucked, but they had to continue that they style and just demanded that they continue to supply material and there was an implicit threat that he would sign a separate peace with Hitler. So they pushed on through and convoyed PQ 18 P cubed, by the way, were the initials of the man who first came up with the convoy that particular convoy routing from Scotland, Locke, Scotland, to mermaids in archangel. So PQ 18 left lock you in northern Scotland on September 2nd, 1942, and wrote to archangel, it was the convoy consisted of 40 or 41 merchant ships, escorted by a large force of Royal Navy, destroyers, Corvettes, armed trawlers, and one aircraft carrier, which proved to be extremely key to this kind of voice success. And I say success about a quarter of the ships, the merchant ships were sunk, but that was considered pretty acceptable loss rate. So the ship was heavily escorted at various points, but when they rounded the north cape of Norway, they came into range of German Luftwaffe aircraft in the form of Heineken one 11 torpedo bombers and JU 88 younger 88 bombers. And occasionally stukas, as they got closer to land, even stuka dive bombers. And there was the ever president danger view boat attack. In fact, U boats sank several of the ships. So it was a very harrowing for about ten days. It was almost constant attack. The men, dad kept a diary, by the way, people say, how did your dad recall all this stuff? Because the chapter that he wrote on this 18 is very detailed. It's because he kept a diary. I don't know where he found the time, but he did, he kept a diary, which is in my possession, and it's just absolutely every I've read it many times. Once in a while, I'll pull it out and read the original writing and just in awe of my father, as a 20 just turned 22 year old man he's in a position of command on this ship, he said, officer, he's having to lead men in battle and he performed admirably. Let me tell you a story on the night before they knew that they were going to be attacked by waves of bombers on the following day. They had got reports British intelligence that told them you can expect to be attacked tomorrow morning. And the naval armed guard officer lieutenant Roy Billy told my dad was in charge of the stern gun post. There's a four inch gun and several 50 caliber machine guns at the stern of the ship. My dad was a responsible for that for supplying the ammunition to that gun position. Dad conferred with lieutenant billings the night before it had a billing said, we've got 20,000 rounds in our machine gun belts. We've got plenty of four inch shells and they're ready box. So don't worry, we'll be fine. Well, after a couple of hours of very intense action, they were running low in ammunition. So they had to go down into the magazine, which was three decks below decks. During the height of battle, you can imagine that it was not easy to convince any to go down into that hotspot, but dad did. He got several men to volunteer to go down to load ammunition into the belts. While they were down there, naturally they're in boom crash, they're having all these explosions and then all of a sudden there's a tremendous explosion the ship was swept over into one side and then right it so they thought they'd been hit. So they ran up topside and looked disturbed. There had been a ship a start of them several hundred yards in all they could see was a cloud of smoke and debris and the ship that had been back there been hit by a bomb or torpedo and just was obliterated by oh my goodness. I'm sorry I didn't mean to grow up. Go ahead. Yeah, so another story actually to me that the key and this is a story would tell me once in a while he didn't share much of this with anybody else my sister's new very little of this story until the book was published. Dad just was not comfortable talking about this very much, but it was very proud of one day I mentioned the ship that had been obliterated. Well, a couple days later, the ship next to them in column about 200 yards away, the myriad looking bark was a merchant ship loaded with thousands of tons of TNT. In other war material, but about 2000 tons of TNT, the cowboy was under intense attack by Unicode one 11s who were just streaming in screaming in a masthead level so low, in fact, the debt said he could see the faces of the pilots as he's firing at them with his 50 caliber machine gun and he could see the man he's pumping bullets into their plane. He could see their faces, they could see him. At any rate, all of a sudden the ship took a sharp sudden swerve to port to the left and the crew looked at them. What was that all about? They could see a couple of torpedoes streaming by that because the captain had ordered hard left town they avoided these torpedoes, but torpedoes went on to hit the very looked empire, which was, as I said, by 200 yards to starboard of them, the merry look disintegrated. It blew up with the fantastic explosion, which in the book, this photos of this mushroom cloud, it looked like a small nuclear weapon at detonated. And for a couple of minutes, little bits and pieces or some nuts a little bits and pieces of the merry looking brain down on the Netanyahu green, which by the way was caught up in the explosion, the shockwave and virtually everything on deck that was not riveted was blown away all the doors, lifeboats, or many of the lifeboats were just on the starboard side were just destroyed. The cook a couple of men were blown off the ship. It was absolute disaster. The captain thought that they had been hit by a torpedo in ordered men to the lifeboats, not to have been shipped, but he ordered them to report to the lakeport stations. And the ship's engines stopped, apparently the engineer also believed that the ship in torpedoed and stopped the engines, they fell behind the convoy, which was a very dangerous precarious position to be at because the convoy would not stop for you. They kept going. If you were injured, if you were damaged, it hit you were left to your own devices. They might send if you're lucky. It might send a troll or back to pick up any men in the water, but a ship disabled ship was absolutely on its own. So after a few minutes, the captain did a quick survey of the ship, the engineers said, actually, the ship was not taking out water, they got the engines going again, but at this point, dad said, the night before, he remembered the captain that had this conversation with him. He said, mister gill, I noticed that none of our ships were flying. The stars and stripes today during our battle to borrow, I want you to make sure the stars and stripes are flying. So dad remembered this just at this critical moment when they thought they were going to be picked off by the next high school to come winging by Iran to the flag walker got out the Ensign stars and stripes and ran it up the mast, seeing this the crew went crazy.
"arctic" Discussed on Key Battles of American History
"Yet. In fact, he said some of the guys called him Doris, which really, really, you know, got him going. So some of the fights he got into were outside of but he learned to defend himself with his fist and with his brains, but as he went on to a career in the merchant marine, that became a very valuable tool. He learned to defend himself and to not be pushed around by a bigger, older men. Yeah, as Johnny Cash once wrote, his fist got hard and his wits got keen, huh? Yeah, right, yes, exactly. Well, that's interesting. So after he got out of the CCC, your dad signed on with the merchant marine, I think he was only about 16 and if I remember correctly and he made several trips from the U.S. to Europe and back, aboard several different ships, one of which was the halo. Maybe tell me some of the highlights of his time as this first time that he was in the merchant Marina such a young man. Yes, well, not being able to find a job on shore dad went down to the local shipping agency and got a job on an oil tanker making runs down to gulf ports, mostly poor to Ramsay's Texas, picking up well bringing it back to Boston. I think four trips on the halo and then got caught up in the strike activity in the New York City waterfront. This older brother Bill was leading figure in the emerging maritime union. So dad spent a few months in New York City on the picket lines and to earn money in a spirit he and his brother to earn money and their spare time would insulate or weather proved waterproof windows on skyscrapers, so I was laughed at myself when I think of here's the 16 year old boy with his older brother who was about 20, up 20, 25 stories high on this skyscraper. Windows, and I was wondering, what would grandma Gil have thought if she had known that brother big brother Bill was a grown man, had his little brother 16. But they made good money doing that. So they did that for a while, but then the strike I have to say, I got to break it and say, that sounds absolutely terrifying to me. And to me, too. To me too, I can't imagine being able to scaffolding. But just to go back to dad's upbringing in Boston, he and his brothers worked for their dad, grandpa on this rigging business and oftentimes somebody had to go up the mast up, sometimes a 150 feet high. And guess who was Joseph? Well, the youngest brothers Phil and dad, these 12, 13 year olds. So they learned to have no fear of heights as a young bet. So dad said, it never bothered him at all to work on these skyscrapers. It just meant nothing, it was kind of exciting. He said he had the best view of anybody in New York City. He could look over a certain side of the building. They could look at the waterfront and see the ocean liners moving in and out. And that led to his shipping out on a very prestigious ship. The SS Manhattan, which made regular runs from New York to le havre, France, abramov and Germany, Hamburg, and then on the return trip, they would pull in at Southampton, England, and Ireland, the port for cork, Ireland. The dad made two trips on the Manhattan and became sick on the second voyage home had a fever and a cough and the doctor was concerned that he might have pneumonia sent him to a marine hospital in Staten Island where it was discovered that dad had TB here he is 16 years old and he had tuberculosis. He was advised to go out to New Mexico to a sanitarium, but he said, I can't do that. My folks are dependent on my income. I have to contribute to their to their welfare. So back he went on the president Roosevelt, a smaller oceanliner, but a ship that made the same runs to this European ports. And those are actually some even though Dan was out on his own as a young teenager, he loved Germany, especially. He had so much fun, he found the German people dynamic energetic, fun loving, and he also found a girl of Heidi that he admitted to me that she was his first love and so he made that mid 8 trips to Germany and really got to real insight into what was happening in Nazi Germany because when he would go out at night and the Reaper Bond, which is the entertainment district, shall we say, or you could say the red light district in saint Paulie, the harbor, the seaport district of Hamburg, he would often see Brown church, or the stormtroopers, Peru, patrolling the streets, looking for, well, you know, the looking for anybody who was considered a Jew, homosexuals, dad witnessed some brutal beatings of one night he was in a nightclub with Heidi and there was a jazz combo and in the middle of their performance, a group of stormtroopers, Brad shirts, stormed in, grabbed musicians and smashed their instruments at haul them out to a patrol wagon in Hollywood to prison to jail. So he saw some horrible things over there. But he met a lot of German sailors and air force personnel and shipyard workers. He met some men who were working on a ship. They worked for the blossom bomb yard. They said, yes, we are working in Germany's biggest shipyard dance level would you building now? They say, they are building a battleship. It will be called the Bismarck. It will be the world's mightiest and dead of course, there's just law and blowing hot air. Later, he realized they really weren't working on the battleship Bismarck. So he had a lot of wonderful. Yeah, yeah. It really was. Now then, let's see, so after your dad finished up his service with the merchant marine, he decided to me, I got to tell you, this is the longest chapter of the book. It's 90 pages. I saw that and I thought, why in the world is there a 90 page chapter with all the other ones that are like 20, 30 pages? But then I realized it's like a mini novel within a novel. It's not a novel. Of course, it's a memoir, but your dad decided one of his brothers, they just decided they were going to go to Alaska and they didn't have the money to get there, obviously. They didn't have any money. So they decide to ride the rails across the U.S. as hobo as the term was at the time. So yeah, I got to say this is my favorite part of the book. I like it even better than the battle off the coast of Russia because this is just amazing. So tell me about what was he trying to do and how did it go? Well, James actually, this was a desperation move. Now this was 1938 in August of 1938. As you know, as a historian, the U.S. was starting to recover from The Great Depression and some of Franklin Roosevelt's advisers said, you know, mister president, maybe we should balance the budget now. Maybe we should cut back on some of the spending, so Roosevelt went along with this idea. They cut back and some programs, the economy went into a nosedive and injured what is now called the second great depression. And merchant marine jobs were few and far in between and really went to only men with vast experience and young sailors didn't have a whole lot of luck at the union of shipping out. So dad and his older brother Steve, who was about three years older than him, got wind of this program, the U.S., the government had launched in Alaska in the valley, which I think is northwest of anchorage some miles. The program involved relocating farm families from the upper Midwest, where things weren't going too well and saying that our new farms first soil get away from the
"arctic" Discussed on Key Battles of American History
"And it sailed to archangel Russia with convoy PQ 18 in September 1942. Armageddon the Arctic Ocean is gills memoir chronicling his life from The Great Depression through his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II in his later graduation from Harvard Business school. Along the way, readers will learn of his enrollment in the civilian conservation corps at age 15, how he joined the merchant marine and made 8 passages to European ports as a 16 year old is riding the rails across the United States in search of work in 1938. His return to the merchant marine and Ascension up the hawse pipe to become a licensed merchant marine officer. His participation in the biggest convoy battle of World War II, the destruction of the Nathaniel green off the coast of North Africa by U 5 65 and more. Joining me today is someone who knows this author very, very well. His son, Paul gill junior. Paul gill junior, who is a medical doctor, is a 5th generation south bostonian. He grew up in stony brook, New York, and attended the university of Notre-Dame, and the university of Alabama, school of medicine. He practiced emergency medicine for 35 years and was a freelance medical writer for many of those years. His articles have appeared in many outdoor magazines and his books, the ragged mountain press guy to wilderness medicine and first aid, and the onboard medical handbook were published by McGraw hill. He retired from medical practice in 2013 and now spends his time building boats and furniture, sailing, and hiking in the United States and Europe with his wife Mary. Paul, thank you for joining us today. How are you? Yes, I'm fine, Jameson. I'm very happy to be here. And I thank you for inviting me to your program. Oh, it's my pleasure as I was talking to you earlier. I love this book. It's fascinating. You know, there are thousands of World War II books out there literally. And a lot of them just they talk about the generals and the presidents and the prime ministers and the admirals and all that. And there are some memoirs, but I've never read one like this. I've never read a memoir written by someone who was in the merchant marine. And the stories that your father tells in the pages of this book are just absolutely fascinating. So I'm looking forward to walking through your dad's life story. It has especially his career as a young man and I'm looking forward to you sharing with me and the listeners, the stories that he reveals in this work. So you ready? I'm Brady James. All right, let's do it. So I want to start by asking about your father's upbringing and his early life. He had kind of a tough childhood and adolescents, didn't he? Well, he did, although I like to point out that for the first 9 or ten years of dad's life, he grew up in a pretty normal middle class family and south Boston, which was the suburb of Boston. Well, not really suburb, but a neighborhood that was close to the water. There are docs all around it, at least on two sides. His father had gone to sea at a very young age, fishing up the grand banks, and the Georges banks, and before that, many generations of gills have been fishermen on the aran islands, off the West Coast of Ireland. So there was a very strong seafaring history where grandfather retired from the sea at around age 34 when he married my grandmother, and opened up a rigging shop, rigging itself, making shop in south Boston. And was a professional captain as well. Served many of the yachts that were anchored or bored in Boston harbor. So things were going pretty well for the gill family, the children enrolled in private schools and were taking music lessons and so on and so forth. And then the depression came along. As you might imagine, yacht captains were among the first to lose their jobs. So a lot of these yachts were owned by stockbrokers and investors and so grandpa, you know, ran out of work. He was really unable to provide for his family to the extent that he was accustomed because he had a physical disability. He was injured in a shipboard accident as a younger man and wasn't really able to do hard physical labor. He had skills that were no longer marketable. So starting around 1930, things got pretty grim for my dad's large family. He and his twin brother were required to go out after school and to the beaches near their home and dig or gather driftwood for fuel to burn in their mother's stove at home and on other days they would go over to the local landfill and collect coal embers or coal shards that had been deposited there as part of the landfill process. Things became so grim and so as that dad and his twin brother were forced to go over to the rail yards in south Boston and rummage stood the briefers, the refrigerated cars for fruit that may have been damaged slightly. It was just left there. Yeah, things got pretty tough. And consequently, dad, although he was a really excellent student and aspirations becoming an aeronautical engineer at the age of 15, he realized he could no longer stay in school. His family needed him to go out into the wide world and find work. And his opportunity came in the form of the civilian conservation court. Yeah, that was a fascinating section. Obviously, I've read about the civilian conservation corps. I know about it. I teach college history and so I talk about that, but I've never really read an insider's account of what it was like to be in it. So tell me about your dad's experience in the CCC and maybe what are some lessons that he drew from his time there. He was so young. Yeah, it was a great adventure for dad. He talked very lovingly at his years in the CCC picture of the scene, a boy who, you know, it's 15 year old was forced to leave home and go out into the world as a man. And yet he didn't, he went into sort of a protected setting in Vermont. He was in the northern Vermont. I can't Mansfield, and the CCC camps were run, they actually were managed by army officers and army night commissioned officers. And there was a certain amount of discipline and drill and so on, but dad felt that the 9 comms who were in charge of his camp were really great guys. They were very paternalistic and wanted to teach the young men some skills or personal skills. And then they had woodsmen foresters and carpenters who taught them skills such as road building, how to clear land, how to build dams, plant trees. I think that the lesson that learned that may have had the most profound effect on it was learning to defend himself, he said, you know, coming from south Boston and he was a very tough Irish American ghetto almost. He knew how to street fight, but he said, they had boxing matches and he got in the ring against a couple of older guys and got his clock cleaned. So he had learned to box. You weren't allowed to street fight in the ring. You know, you were expected to obey the mark was queensberry rules. So here's the 15 year old kid in the ring with men who are upwards of 18, 19, up to 25 years of age and most of whom were bigger than dad and were post pupil. Dad had actually not gone through puberty at this point or was just advancing through that hormonal transformation. His voice hadn't changed and he hadn't started shaving yet. In
Flights suspended as Arctic air, snow and sleet blast UK
"Dozens of flights are suspended in Britain and some schools have had to close as snow blanketed much of the country. Britain's national weather agency, the Met office, says temperatures in the Scottish highlands dropped to 4°F overnight, the coldest night recorded this year so far, freezing Arctic air is expected to blast the UK for the rest of the week with travel disruptions and power cuts in rural regions in the north highly likely. Bristol airport in Southwest England was temporarily closed for snow clearing and all flights were suspended during the morning, while London's Gatwick airport says some passengers experienced minor delays. Charles De Ledesma, London
There's a Wildness at the Heart of Truth
"A wildness at the heart of truth. And I think we have to be clear, I talk about this with regard to the Christian faith that if it is a state religious and the negative sense, faith, it's the kind of faith of aunt Polly in Tom Sawyer huckleberry Finn. It's pinched its feminized. It's moralistic. It is uncomfortable in the negative sense. It doesn't make a better man of you or a better woman of you. Or in the Narnia chronicles when they say is Aslan. Is he a tame lie? And no, he's not tame. He's wild. He's dangerous, but he's good. And I think that that's been part of the genius of America is that there's a wildness, but it's not an Arctic. It is a kind of wildness that is beautiful and that leads to great things. And I do think it's true that when you get when you get rid of freedom, you can become a socialist European country. And when you, you know, you talk about them having the rules in France, but all across Europe, they have these preposterous rules and strictures and regulations which crush freedom and creativity and actually crush the human spirit. Let's face it.
U.S. Shot Two Missiles at Flying Object After First Shot Missed
"I'm serious. The missile missed the chairman of the joint chiefs, Millie, told reporters the first shot missed the second shot hit. The missile that missed landed harmlessly in the water of Lake Huron. And was later tracked down. They tracked down the missile, they saw the track down the balloons. They're at the bottom of the Lake. They're at the bottom of the, and they're in some Arctic area that's too cold to get to. Biden's given the order now to shoot balloons out of the sky because he was so embarrassed over the first one that he waited until it got over the coast of South Carolina. Derek, can you find out how much it costs? Because I saw that on the news last night, I want to get this straight. $500,000 missile wasted on a missed shot at a balloon that now they're saying they don't think came from China. What the heck is going on? And they're not forthcoming. They're not giving answers on anything on this.
The Sudden Barrage of Unidentified Aircrafts Across North America
"Is the homeland under attack? Are we being invaded by the Chinese or somebody else or something else? Something is not right. In the last couple of days, we have seen UFOs unidentified flying object after unidentified flying object enter our spacer Canadian airspace that has required us to shoot it down. On Friday, Biden ordered the air force to shoot down a balloon with a car sized payload after it violated airspace in Alaska up in the Arctic circle. According to The Pentagon, that's The Pentagon, not the octagon. Remember, it's important. The UFO quote does not resemble in any way the Chinese surveillance balloon shot down off the coast of South Carolina. That plus the location might suggest that it's from Russia or it's a completely different country or other countries that have this technology, not very many countries do, that over the weekend, the U.S. tracked another balloon into Canadian airspace and shot that one down as well. According to Canadian defense minister, this balloon resembled the Chinese balloon. From last week, but it was a lot smaller than on Saturday norad, shot down some airspace, something down in airspace in Montana and sent fighter jets to investigate another radar anomaly. But this time they didn't find anything false alarm. Nope, instead we lost track of the object, which then flew over Wisconsin and Michigan before we finally found it and shot it down over Lake Huron. One of the 5 Great Lakes here in Ontario, Michigan Erie and superior. What is going on? Well, there are a few possible answers here are one of them. China and perhaps other foreign rivals are testing the Biden regimes ability to police and defend our own airspace. Is this an invasion of surveillance operation? Is this a trolling project on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party where they're just kind of getting a thrill with coming into our airspace to see how fast we can react? Another possible answer and maybe a more disturbing one is that these incursions happen a lot more than we realize.
John Zmirak and Eric Discuss Their Recent Event in Seattle
"Know, my guest for both hours today, I'm so excited, my dear friend, John. John, you and I were in Seattle together. We bonded. We shared an experience. We shared many experiences. I think we've talked about it on the air, so we don't need to talk about it. Now, did we talk about what we did? We have not done a show since. Remember you last week, you took off the audio of our event and played that. We have not been on the radio together since Seattle. What? And that changed our lives. It changed our relationship. We're so close now that we can complete each other's. Brains. You supposed to say thoughts. I know I was just doing what I mean. You're me. You're comfortable enough with doing that to me. Being mean. Okay, we should tell people before we talk about all the news and all the articles you've written at stream dot org. We should talk about some of the things we did while we were in Seattle together. And I'll start by saying that we stayed at the Arctic club hotel, which I think is the greatest place ever. And if we have a Socrates in the city there in Seattle, April 28th, and I hadn't been there in 11 years and you, John's had never been there, and you can back me up, that the place is like, it's insane. I just still can't believe that they preserved this gorgeous club. Oh, it's magnificent. I mean, it's like late Victorian architecture. It reminds you of the New York public library or it's nicer than the Yale club. Nicer than any yoga I've seen. It's really before architects were told you can make everything an ugly glass box,
John Zmirak and Eric Headline the Apologia Forum in Seattle
"Can we jump in? Sure. Are you going to try to get a word at a John? I don't see that happening. I don't think I really need I've never needed a microphone before in my life. As my girlfriend says in restaurants, they can hear your political opinions in the kitchen. Please stop. But she's not here. She's busy with the dogs. So I get to say whatever I want. Can you start? I mean, if you'd been in Seattle 35 years ago, you could be downtown with your children at night and be reasonably safe. And now, in fact, when you called and said, you wanted to go to that Arctic club. We tried to dissuade me. Yes, we did. And I think I understand that, but I mean it when I say that I've been all over downtown Seattle the last few days, and I think if you have any kind of wisdom, it's like going to New York to avoid it, I think, is silly. I went to pike's park pike's market yesterday. It was loaded with people. It was delightful. The life has come back. So I think we have a little wisdom. I think downtown Seattle needs more of you guys there. I think it will, it will ameliorate things. Also, I hear open carry is legal in this state. Probably. I think more people like you walking around with AR-15s. It's downtown Seattle would be a lot better. You see why we're not streaming on YouTube tonight.
Records lows set as Arctic air descends into Northeast
"Arctic air descended into the northeast over the weekend, bringing dangerously cold sub zero temperatures and a -108° wind chill at the top of one mountain. Atop New Hampshire's mount Washington it got down to -47° Friday night with a record breaking wind chill of minus one O 8, but the national weather service says, while temperatures across the northeast have been record breaking and in the single digits fortunately, the cold is pretty short lived meteorologist Jason Weiss. We will start to warm up again by Sunday across the east and really a lot of the country. Meanwhile, at mass general hospitals
All Politics Is Local
"You know I have a theory that remember how tip O'Neill used to say all politics is local I think this year more than ever politics has become more local than ever before All right now I used to think the tip O'Neill this whole thing all politics is local It was really just his way of saying you got to take as much money and pork from federal government coffers and bring it back to your district and hand it out And that's how people are going to keep collecting it right But it isn't that What all politics is local It is true that all politics is local What it means is that if you're running for office you better talk about what people care about What people care about in their hearts in their souls Other than when Ronald Reagan was running for president in the 80s people cared about fighting communism They cared about the economy They cared about inflation They cared about the big government regulation These are all very big ideas but he was able to communicate in such a way that it mattered personally to each and every voter They felt like Ronald Reagan was making those big issues Personal issues There's an art to that There's an Arctic communicating ideas to make sure that everybody is on board with something So that's a great way to make a major macro issue like national security and defeating the Soviet Union making it a personal issue about your personal freedom is about your personal safety about your family's safety and security Get it you see But this year this year all politics is local is so so hyper localized And I'm wondering if this is happening wherever you are Wherever you are in this great country as you're focusing on these midterm elections
Explorers hope to inspire new generations to protect the Arctic
"Women's spent most of the last two years living in a tiny cabin on a remote arctic island in norway. It's an old trapper station built for beluga hunting. It's no running water no electricity. It's even insulated. It was a couple of very cold winters staying there until the fallen strum she and cinema sorby are explores who are passionate about protecting the arctic. The fastest warming region on earth. While living there they collected data that will be used by climate scientists. They took ice core samples operated drowns to measure sea-surface temperatures and documented wildlife sightings sobe relish the opportunity to live so close to nature to go to a place like the arctic which looks so frozen and so forbidding and to feel so at home was a really powerful feeling and she wanted to share it with others from the cabin sorby and strom connected with students around the world using satellite video. And they're all on camera and they're lit up because they get to explore without leaving their seat. The women hope to inspire a new generation to fall in love with the arctic and worked to protect it.
Terry Tempest Williams on Her New Book "The Hour of Land"
"Terry tempest williams invites us to celebrate the land and the people. You'll meet at a variety of national parks across the united states in her book. The hour of land. She describes the park. She's visited as breathing spaces each with a unique personality that deserve our patronage our respect and our protection by the way our conversation was recorded before the global pandemic. Terry it's good to have you with us. Thank you read your book. The our land takes us not to the obvious parks but it takes us to some of the less famous parks. You chose about a dozen parks to introduce to us why these parks why not win at the grand and famous ones. Would you believe me if i told you that i saw this as a dinner party. You know my mother was a great hostess and she always said you know. Pick your dinner parties very carefully because who knows what will come out of them so you know here. We have fifty nine national parks in our country. How to choose a dozen. So i really did envision it as dinner party i knew who the heads of the table would be my mother park which would be grand teton national park. The other end of the table. I knew it would be canyon. Lands national park where we live closely to. I could count on them then. I thought all right who's gonna be on the other end of the table holding the space that are reliable and for me. It was a canadian national park in maine and teddy roosevelt national park. In north dakota. I had been to the many times and they were trustworthy. Then i thought okay. Who are the dream guests that i would want that. I don't know. But i know other people who do and we can bring them to the table and i thought of big bend national park. I thought of gates of the arctic national park and effigy mounds. And i thought those were my dream guests
Wet Notes 8-30-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shack radio for monday august thirtieth two thousand and twenty one. Well we have certainly had our fill of extreme weather lately just last week here. In connecticut we face the challenges of tropical storm on re just barely below hurricane strength and at the last minute it shifted east and we avoided the brunt of the wind rhode island wasn't as fortunate and now we have item a cat for hurricane hit louisiana. Extreme weather is now the norm. The news keeps getting worse. Recently there was a study published by nicholas bars from the potsdam institute for climate impact research and that was that the gulfstream could be varying towards irreversible collapse. Now the gulf stream is part of the atlantic meridional overturning circulation or a. m. Oc this circulation takes warm salty. Water from the tropics moves in north and then takes the cold water south. The study finds that the circulation is at its weakest in one thousand years. So what happens if the gulfstream collapses that will dictate extreme cold for parts of north america and europe. Is the collapse imminent well. That's not an easy question. Answer it could be decades away but as we have seen things are happening a lot faster when it comes to climate change not only will the disruption of the gulfstream resort in colder north american temperatures. It is predicted that there will be a rise in sea level disruption of the monsoon patterns and impacts on the amazon rainforest. An aunt arctic ice sheets. The study concluded that is that this is all a result of human endorse induced climate. Change in may of this year. I talked about a project out on lake. Tahoe called cleanup lake. That project had an ambitious goal of cleaning over seventy two miles of the mountain lake. So i thought i would give it a quick update on how the work is progressing. Now these numbers come from the cleanup delake website. Cleanup delete dot org as earlier this month. Team of divers has removed an amazing eight thousand. One hundred and twenty two pounds of trash were three hundred and three thousand six hundred eighty four kilograms and covered about twenty two miles or thirty four kilometers of coastline. There update indicated that they have completed seventy four dives over twenty seven days of diving. The diver's consumed two hundred and eighty six cylinders of air. Today there have been eighty one volunteers who have delivered two thousand six hundred and eleven volunteer hours. Now i'm not sure if they're on pace to meet their objectives but that's not always the measure success. The amount of continuing effort is what really counts. Keep up the good work guys. The annual boston sea rovers clinic for this year is just one month away. The two thousand twenty clinic happened just a couple of weeks. Before the corona corona virus lockdowns took effect. We really didn't know how serious things were then. Now as we continue to emerge from the pandemic the show may just have the distinction of being the last face to face. Scuba show in the world before the pandemic and the first face-to-face scuba show in the world post pandemic monty. And i were at the last meeting. And everything's proceeding for the october. First and second show the show will follow state and local mandates and as the days pass by. We are all hoping that the show will go off his plan. This year shows moved from the traditional march date to october as a result of the pandemic that you'd be a great time to enjoy some early fall weather in new england. It'd be great to get together and diving is certainly a social sport. Do you miss dive training magazine. I sure do. I think i've re reread all the back issues. We have a good shop at least three times. So what's happening with the publication. Well i reached out to catherine castle garcia the editor to find out the latest catherine informed me that they hope to be publishing again in the fourth quarter of two thousand and twenty one. Now that's some good news. The fourth quarter is not that far away. And i'm certainly looking forward to dive training magazine hitting the streets and finally here on wet notes. I wanted to give you an update on the situation with dutch springs. If you remember last time. I reported that the property owned by stu jill school had been sold to trammell crow texas developer. Who's planning to build a large warehouse facility on the property. The initial word was that dutch would shut down after the season while a lot has happened in the last couple of weeks i there was a petition that garnered over three thousand supporters to keep the place open and as we know petitions can only go so far then there was support from patty professional association of diving instructors patty due to white paper outlining the economic benefits dutch brings provides as a diving venue. Patty estimates that because dutch exists. It helps to generate three point. Four billion annual retail sales in the northeast they tag the economic benefit to bethlehem at thirty four point five million as for tax revenue. The paper indicates that about ninety. Eight point nine million is generated for state and local taxes and northeast and about two point one million for bethlehem in addition to patty support. The lehigh valley planning commission has called the proposal of disaster for the quality of life in the lehigh valley while it seems that there a great deal of opposition to maybe very little that can be done to stop the effort. One positive. I that i did see. Was that trammell. Crow was indiscretions with local officials to offload the fifty off lou to fifty acre quarry for community use. Just how would you get to acquire if they build the warehouses. I don't know while the saga is far from over. I would expect that we won't see. Dutch brings open for the twenty twenty two dive season but his al michaels once said. Do you believe in miracles. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes. Here on scuba shot radio for august thirtieth two thousand and twenty one
Greenland Island Is World's Northernmost Island
"In the architects say they've inadvertently discovered the world's most Northern Ireland. The Danish and Swiss team revealed that they thought was that they were in a different place until they checked their position and found they were on a previously undiscovered 30 square meter agglomeration of mud and rock. Mike Sanders has more details. The scientists flew by helicopter to what they thought was Kodak Island to collect samples, no great excitement there. That tiny outcrop has been known about since 1978 but when they checked their position with the Danish official in charge of registering Arctic islands There were 800 M further north. Team leader Martin Rush of the University of Copenhagen said they were standing on land closer to the North Pole than anyone had been on before. The team suggests calling it attack Havana like meaning the northernmost island in Greenlandic, an
Biden Administration Sound Alarm Over U.N. Climate Report and Urge Swift Action
"President, Biden says we need to keep an eye out on the climate and the environment. He issued a dire warning on Monday after a bombshell. United Nations report on climate change came out. It claims that global warming is already causing extreme weather. And the world will heat up by 2.7 degrees by the year 2040. That's actually a decade sooner than originally thought. This news comes amid record heatwaves and wildfires and flooding all around the world, including here in the United States. Scientists say the Arctic is likely to be ice free before the year. 2050 and experts say the only possible saving Greece would be cutting emissions of greenhouse gases. The president warned that doing nothing is only adding to the problem, which he calls a crisis.
Alok Sharma: Time Running out to Stop Climate Change Catastrophe
"World is dangerously close to running out of time to stop climate change catastrophe. That's the warning from Alec Sharma, the UK government's climate chief, who is leading the cop 26 summit to be held in the Scottish city of Glasgow later this year. In an interview with The Observer newspaper today, Mr Sharma said, the effects of radical climate change We're already clear with floods, fires, heat waves He said A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change due to be published tomorrow would be the starkest warning yet about what the future might hold. Well, let's You know, from Professor Andrew Shepherd, who's a glaciologist at the University of Leeds here in the UK, Um could you first professor please explain what the remit of this PC report is and what you think it might say. So I think everyone's familiar with these reports. Now we've had them for the past 30 years. Um, what this report is going to tell us is the latest changes in the Earth's climate We expect But it's also going to say that we've changed parts of our climate system for good actually, and that's surreal. Wake up call. We're going to have to live in a different environment in the future because we're not going to be able to reverse Some of the things that have happened. And we've seen so many stories recently, pointing to the possibility that some parts of the climate system are already passed. Tipping points. Oh what? What? Which are the ones that you're most concerned about? So there are quite a few. Actually, I think, um across climate science, maybe a dozen also have been identified. But there's some really obvious ones that people will have heard about retreat of the ice in the Arctic Ocean, for instance, and rapid melting and acceleration of glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland. And they might seem a long way away from people because they're at the polls. But as soon as I entered the ocean that affects sea levels,
Why Is Snow on the Alps Turning Red?
"Glacier blood. No it's not a new flavor from heavy metal water company liquid death glacier blood is what some call the phenomenon of snow on the alps turning red and the snow isn't read from some type of pollutant or something like when that chocolate factory accidently coated whole town in switzerland with reddish brown cocoa dust last year. It's a naturally occurring phenomenon as the result of snow. Algae quoting the bbc normally these micro algae have a green color as they contain chlorophyll. The family pigments produced by most plants to help them absorb energy from sunlight. However when the snow algae grew prolifically and are exposed to strong solar radiation they produce red colored pigment molecules known as carotenoids which act as sunshield to protect their chlorophyll and quotes now. This red snow is not a new phenomenon or even a new discovery. The bbc notes that it's mentioned as early as eighteen nineteen in a book about an arctic expedition the year prior and the new york times points to aristotle as having the first written observation of red snow. It also doesn't just happen in the alps. Researchers two years ago found samples of what they've dubbed sanguine. Ah in europe. North america south america the south pole and as clearly illustrated by that eighteen nineteen book the north pole new occurrences do seem to be increasing however and some recent findings are shedding more light on the bizarre spectacle while the data isn't fully there yet most researchers believe climate change is responsible for the increase in red snow leeann bending a professor of interface geochemistry at the german research centre for geosciences in potsdam told the bbc quote the rise in the atmosphere carbon dioxide levels increases the temperature which leads to more snow melting. The moment there is liquid water on the snow. The algae start growing and quotes
Growth Acceleration Secrets From The Private Equity POV
"Talk to me about private equity as it relates to marketing specifically marta companies. There's a lot of b2b sast companies that are out there that are thinking about the ipo. Were the big exit in reality. They don't have the scale you know. Become the next unicorn so they ended up scrambling. Where does private equity fit in. Who do you look for. So i would say this is the sweet spot. I really focused on sas based organizations. There's probably a plethora of organizations out there that really don't understand how to stabilize get on a accelerated growth track. I mean most of the founders of these organizations are more tech savvy individuals. Were they don't understand what it means to penetrate the market to build headcount to create conversion and remarketing and accelerate their growth and focus on. I like to call it. A focused on impact versus just revenue. Because most of these organizations are trying to make money versus generate impact which is a three prong approach towards scaling an organization that focuses on reach revenue en marche so when i meet by that as sast based organizations which brought up these czars software as a service based organizations and i like to focus on memberships. How many members can we get into the stock. And how quickly can we accelerate value Into these snacks and the goal is one which is reach. How do we start reaching the market and we take over. A percentage he had we penetrate penetrated market and that comes down to traditional arctic miles all the way through the advance more digital that we get into revenues. Not just reach. Now how do we convert the reach into some kind of a monetary value and in what we're converting we need to look at the organization not just from a sales sale sales because a lot of these atkins monsters out there. Only do they focus on. How do we make it sound. it's less about the sale. If you don't understand the march it's more about the operational side because sale is easy. If you have a great product sale is going to be recurring. If you have great product your organization will not stabilise thrive and grow and get to the next level of success is you don't understand the operational model so the third prompt to that impact generation is really on the margin. Saw that really encapsulates. Every functional aspect of an organization combined with the reach revenue which generates march.
"arctic" Discussed on ECO CHIC
"Happens to icebergs icebergs will. Warm air will melt the snow ice forms. These little pools that we call melt ponds and that trickles through the iceberg in any cracks. That are there because remember we're just working with pellets at this point of crystallized snow for lack of a better description than that warmer water will start to widen any cracks within the iceberg at the same time water is lapping on the sides of the iceberg. Because it's sitting in the arctic sea because it sitting in some freezing ocean and both of those courses melting. The ice will cause a sheet of that iceberg to break off. This typically happens in small ish chunks but the ones that you are seeing videos of online of big chunks of iceberg breaking off and falling into the ocean are really interesting to look at from a climate change perspective. Because if it's a big chunk of ice sheet that's falling off. That means that the glacier is not all that deeply packed. There are more cracks within the glacier for this water this glacial melt to seep into and form wider and wider cracks. And then a big chunk of ice will fall off of the iceberg. I've been using the term glacier pretty strategically here but we also just use the word iceberg. I wanna make sure we're super clear on the difference between glaciers and icebergs. Glaciers are large sheets of ice. They can extend for miles and miles. Icebergs are smaller pieces of ice. That have broken off or caved from glaciers and they are now drifting within the ocean. The titanic hit an iceberg. It did not hit. a glacier. Glacier is a big old landmass the iceberg is poking out of the water and it is a giant chunk of ice that has broken off from that glacier now. This is going to be helpful information. Because i'm going to revisit. Something i said at the top of the episode. The arctic is warming faster than antarctica. That's because the arctic is an ocean. It consists mostly just of sea ice big glaciers. This is actually considered a desert. It is not a land mass. And that's why. The arctic is not considered a continent antarctica on the other hand is land covered in ice. Antarctica is continent. Antarctica has lost a lot of sea ice but again there is land underneath and scientists have seen. That ice is growing in other places off antarctica..
"arctic" Discussed on ECO CHIC
"An in quick break to tell you about aspiration. The way that. I am currently managing my money. I think that we need to talk more about banking in the environmental space or just money management in general in the environmental space. Because a lot of us have this false belief that our money is sitting in a bank somewhere. I had to break it to you. But that's not what happens. Your money is not sitting in a shopping center. Your money is being invested and a lot of time. These big banks are investing in projects that you're not morally all four such as fossil fuel projects such as things that are contributing to the breaking up of arctic sea. Ice like we're talking about on today's episode. I think it's really important that you think more deeply about where your money is being invested. And for that reason. I highly recommend aspiration. Who will never ever invest your money in fossil fuel projects another reason. I really like aspiration is because they have great great partners with conscious brands online. I told y'all last week that they partner with the girlfriend collective. I really liked to shop from and it just feels like my conscious. Consumption is paying me back. Because i get a little bit of a kickback. I know it is scary to switch from your well-known big bang. Perhaps that you're not on morally for. You're comfortable with them to a new option. And i have to say you don't have to do it all at once. A couple of my girlfriends heard my ad rolls the last couple of weeks. They opened accounts and they were so shocked at how easy it was. I'm telling you guys even hearing talk about it. It's so so easy to open an account online with aspiration but more importantly my friends were saying that they were just moving their money slowly. They were keeping a little bit of money their for their day to day debit card expenses. Because it is an conscious debit card. Use it when you are going to get a coffee. Use it when you're going to the grocery store use it to get your gas. Whatever you're using data day smaller purchases something that you are comfortable trying out. Put a little bit of money on your aspiration account and make the transition slowly. You're gonna see how easy it is and you're gonna see.
"arctic" Discussed on Liftoff
"Telescope module for the chinese space station. It's being built. Which is great again more space telescopes better. There are very few and they're great and more is better but james webb space telescope. Like this is the one. This is big. This is going to make observations. That are going to teach us things that we don't know about the universe right. It's like the anticipation is enormous. So and it's been so long so here's hoping yeah fingers crossed for that last night. We're talking about your favorite topic. That's nez budget. I sent this to you. And he sent me a sleepy emoji back. So yeah you're to it It's it's super important Although we should say this is the Budget as requested by the administration. Yes and it doesn't matter who what party is in the white house. it doesn't matter what parties controlling congress The presidential recommendation for budget. Is you know interesting but tens not to be what actually right funding ends up being and it doesn't matter if it's the same parties are different parts it really seriously. Congress has its own ideas of what it wants to fund including and maybe especially when it comes to nasa. Yeah we've seen a lot of examples of that you know. We've seen during the trump years. Congress not being willing for the administration to stop funding steam and education and earth sciences. That a lot of that got cuts but congress was unwilling to go as far as the white house wanted as also how you get things like the europa clipper and if you have a congressman with a project very often they just stay around in the budget because someone in that committee wants it to happen so this. This request is for twenty twenty two It seeks twenty four point eight billion dollars for nasa which is a seven percent increase ever fiscal twenty twenty one. Obviously this is not a full breakdown. But i just wanted to highlight some things that i do. Think it's interesting to see what the administration wants to fund with the nasa and again we'll see how this goes in congress But at ten point eight billion you have human exploration and operations that's about a four percent increase This is the human landing system which remember from last episode is tied up because nasa just awarded spacex and congress wants to competitors to be in that game but nasa only had funding for one which comes from congress and now the geos involves so humiliated them big question mark in the future about what actually happens there. But there's also funds gateway orion and of course our friend the sos including a building the expiration upper stage for the block. One b so the is designed to be modular and get more powerful over time. That question upper stage was just put on. Hold earlier this year because budgetary reasons and Basically we can do what we need to do immediately without it and so we're in a focus on artists in two thousand and twenty four. The us put aside and now this request from the white house at least puts it back in action So we'll see what happens with that. The sos is not going away. Under joe biden's administration. Space technology is one point. Four billion a thirty percent increase is the biggest single increases as far as large categories This funds technology development for some projects. I was not familiar with some actually putting them in the show notes because there are fascinating one is deep space orbital communications this is using lasers to communicate between the spacecraft and ground It can be much faster as point to point. Got to work out signal to noise stuff of the atmosphere but a proof of concept of this is supposed to launch in twenty twenty two and so there's five hundred and two million dollars set aside for it and a couple of things to get across. Finish line lasers jason. Can you do a laser sound of it. You could probably do a pretty good later. Sound which a. Come on another podcast. Those those are like space lasers space laser strew. Yeah no there's also one that man. I thought about you and i read about this. The low earth orbit flight test of an inflatable decelerate. Her loft lost. Id loved. Id like face. I it is but you log in by pointing your phone at your fancy apartment. 'cause loft loft did because it's like a creature that lives in a loft the lofted like the lofton monster except it's a lofted lives in a loft so we just finished speaking about the james webb where it has to fold itself like a piece of origami to a top rocket and that causes it leads to either spacecraft there a set size or ones that have to unfold enfold think about going to other destinations like mars or maybe even venus and titan according to this article you have the issue of slowing down in the atmosphere being very difficult because the atmosphere in these places is very thin venus than at the top and then it gets crushingly heavy. But you would. Ideally have a way to break through the atmosphere with a larger surface. So it can be. It can be More arab breaking and less. Reliant on things like supersonic parachutes and This program looks at using an inflatable error. Shell to to basically be a heat shield so it can locks folded up and then it can inflate and expand way bigger than the spacecraft or the rover the land that is protecting and use more surface to slow down against the atmosphere. It's this is one of those things like saying. That's really simple. I'm sure i'm practice. It's not but boy. What a what a good idea. We see these people people come up with these wild ideas and eventually it's like well. Can i get some funding for this because we need to actually see if this if this works because there are all sorts of things that start out as outlandish ideas that end up being being good ideas like you know to try to describe how we land on mars to anybody. Yeah the sky crane. it's like. Are you kidding me. And it's like no that's what we do. We have this whole thing. That sort of has jets and it drops down on ropes and then leaves Or before that the one that was like an inflatable ball and bounced around like what what camping worked So you gotta you gotta keep testing. Also things like electric propulsion solar sails right. There's all sorts of things that are like theoretically possible but you do need to try them out and see if they actually will make sense. So yeah bring it on inflatable heat shields love it like inflatable things in space stephen. I know it's because it's a cramped in those rockets but once you're in space you literally have unlimited space. You just gotta get up there and then let it all hang out so therefore it. The dream of the expandable module never really dies. There's also in this section of the budget. Two hundred eighty seven million four small business innovation research and technology transfer that's a mouthful but it is to drive investment in small business and spur economic growth. So this is the part. One of the many parts of nasa that is intertwined with all sorts of different congressional districts businesses. Awhile back we came across a list of vendors for artists. And there's one in every state one probably in your town because they're just everywhere they are everywhere on purpose. It makes it really hard to kill when everyone's backyard is affected. A seven point nine billion for nasa science programs. This is up. Nine percent were twenty one This is funding the development.
"arctic" Discussed on Liftoff
"Thank you to technologies for spotting space junk and supporting liftoff and oliver latham. We're getting towards the end of the road for the development of the james webb space telescope. That is very famously way over budget and way over schedule by billions and billions of dollars and years and years but close to the finish line. So i thought it'd be a good time to check in because it's getting ready to kind of go quiet for a while before the launch later this year in may nasa's j. teams went through the beginnings of the final testing for the satellite so This infrared telescope has to fit in the top of a rocket but it needs to unfold like a flower once. It's out in space and that is a very complex and turns out expensive thing to do. They have tested a couple of times. The the unfolding process to make sure that that's all smooth that has this The the material for the solar shield and for the telescope itself. None of that can be torn or damaged during this so it's a very fragile option and That testing of the the big six point five meter mirror where it expands and locks up in a place that That all has gone well. So that's gotten its final check mark of approval before launch which is fantastic. Now engineers are moving onto the few final test so they have to radiator assemblies that help keep the observatory cool so that deal with. James webb is a hot side and a cold side right. And you have to keep the The cold side facing out because it's infrared telescope and the one reason it is it is at the grange point to is out past the moon at trails us in orbit around the sun With this giant sunshield is to keep that side of the spacecraft. Cool to keep the heat all on one side these radiator assemblies help with that. The multi layered Thermal protection also helps with that these big like solar blankets that unfold. So they're gonna test extending those extending the big tower on the telescope. And once all that's done it's gonna be put in a shipping container and sailed over to her down to south america. Were you mentioned just a second ago right. That europe doesn't have launched places in europe because you can't launch overpopulated areas and you've got to be in certain parts of the world to get certain parts of low earth orbit and beyond. They're not really saying when or where it will be shipped like the route because they don't want it to be bothered by pirates article. I read like looking out for nagged bugged. Yeah heckled maybe you ought to be hanging out of here. Pirates beat it pirates. Beat it get out of here. So that's all the details that are all private but at some point it will end up ready to go and that starts a a series of events to prepare it for launch and so there's a fifty five days of work between it arriving and it being Being launched and a lot of that has to do with getting it into the Into the faring. The rocket last minute tests that sort of thing things you would imagine. You can't just roll up and launch. The next day takes a little while to get there. Nasa expects to have the telescope rate shit by the end of july. So if you count ford in your calendar that really pushes this launch past the the initial initial date. That was like ten years ago but the most recent date of october thirty first. That was the date that was set last year for launch It's gonna be november. Maybe even possibly early december depending on how all of that goes also an issue With the the booster at so using the area on five and it has been grounded for sm almost nine months. There's an issue with the payload ferrings but that has been address. There's actually two launches of the new fairing designs scheduled before the james webb. So hopefully that won't be an issue here. But it's all very james webb that here at the last minute there are still things to be dealt with and possible Extensions on the schedule. It feels like we're really in the end game. Went like this is this is everything is happening as it would if this was really going to happen so this is pretty great. You know. I hope for no pirates and nobody bump nobody bump it very gentle sees easy now everybody be careful. Nobody sneeze around it. Just be careful. We just got to get this thing onto the rocket and off of the planet police. I won't talk a little bit about the time line. After launch within the first four weeks it will undergo the unfolding of it self again. The they've been testing the thing that makes this telescope so complex and expensive to build at the and that's at lagrange point to which images the second that goes beyond the moon trails us in orbit around the sun so stable position thanks to gravitational and orbital science and math and engineering. That people have done. You just put something in lagrange point and it basically just stays with you the whole time. It's great within two to three months instruments we powered on that will start a series of testing to make sure everything is is good and as long as it is. They expect to be making observations six months after launch and so if this launches november december of twenty one sometime about a year from now we'll be seeing initial image initial data from james webb. That that's pretty cool. It is very exciting to be here in the game. I said yeah i'm excited. Its this this is great. Like the i read this thing. We didn't put in preflight checklist about how there's going to be a a hubble style.
"arctic" Discussed on Liftoff
"You know just as doing polar orbits is a different thing than kind of regular or and there's a lot of good things about having satellite in a polar orbit because you can cover like every inch of ground of the earth over a short period of time because the earth rotates under your satellite. It's great Continental europe in general has just not been good at launching things into space from continental europe. I mean geographically speaking like its european space agency has a very busy launch site in french guiana but that is in south america people that is on the northern coast of south south america. It is not in europe. It is and you know every time they learn something. I'm reminded that. France still has a vestige of colonial france in south america. It's interesting a. I think the only one i think they're islands but like this is like literally french territory in in south america in any event leaving south america. Aside site that we're talking about is in karuna sweden. This is the northernmost city in sweden. It's got about seventeen thousand people who live there But in terms of around the launch site which is outside of town Basically if there is a fa- fallout from a failed launch. Just gonna hit you know trees and maybe you'll disturb some reindeer but that's about it. There is extreme. Northern sweden karinna is an old mining town in fact fund. Here's a fun fact. They're slowly going to move the entire town about three kilometers to the east because the mine all the tunnels under the earth have caused the the entire town to sink. Now what you want no. It's not great. It's not great Other european countries are also working on launch sites portugal. The uk noor way. Sweden seems to be the furthest along. Obviously one of the advantages of the site is that the further away from the equator. You are the easier. It is to launch to a polar orbit so you can save energy by launching from something like this site in sweden versus say from vandenberg in california. Where you're you're you know you know. Further south not like right by the equator but further south and northern sweden above the arctic circle for sure and. then. I just didn't know all the stuff. The seventeen thousand person town. Karuna northernmost city in sweden but not only that the swedish institute of space physics is there. There is a space school. That's like the magnet school for gifted Teenagers in in in northern sweden. I guess there's university there. They've got space engineering program. So basically karuna is space central for sweden. And if you like if you're living in warmer climate of of sweden you're down by like mamo or something like that where you're like right over by by Denmark and you really are into space. They're like off to the arctic circle with you that's right and also if you're there in the winter and why would you be my god. They have ice hotel so they one of those things where they build a hotel out of ice and you can stay on the ice rooms and stuff. We've got something with it and you can see the northern lights. And all of that stuff i would probably prefer to go there in the in the summer myself me. Too young like one of these pictures just as a reindeer walking through the space center. It's fantastic. they don't care so anyway. Maybe we'll get some interesting satellite launches from northern sweden. That would be fun. And that's that's what's going on in sweden. I had no idea. Yeah me neither. The international space station is going to be busy. We've been talking about this with commercial crew and everything else going on but space tourism and space. Entertainment are up and coming. We've talked about some of this happening in the us We talked about tom. Cruise supposedly working on a project with axiom. Space and spacex and nasa. Shoot a film on the station But this other stuff going on what else is going on. Yeah well so yeah space tourism. We talked about and there's gonna be a lot of that probably coming soon but a space entertainment. I think is a little different category. And there's like three things going on here to keep your your eye on on the first is that russia is apparently Sending on a soyuz to the iss an actress and a director where they're going to shoot footage for a film that they're making. I think it's about like an injured astronaut. And they send a doctor to care for the injured astronaut or something like that. I don't know but that's that's the premise. Here it's also like wouldn't it be cool to shoot a movie on the international space station and that's kinda. I think the real premise So but this actually has effects on on astronauts and cosmonauts because to i 's crew members mark van deny the american and pietra dubroff from the russian space agency. They came up to the iss on msn eighteen soyuz capsule. But what's going to happen is the actress and director are gonna launch on nineteen the next soyuz capsule. They're gonna dock stay a week shoot footage. And then they'll do. The ms eighteen return mission with msa team commander all levinsky and So doobov and venda high. We'll have to wait around the basically their mission is extended at the iss. I'm sure they don't mind but it will be a longer mission than it might have been otherwise because they will then ride back on m. s. nineteen so they get an extra soyuz cycle out of this. Because that's how you get people up to the station for a week right. Is they go up. And then they come back down and So if you're shuttling people on off the iss you can't use those seats because they'll need to take the seat immediately back down so Interesting thing that is just an effect of this Shooting of a movie at the iss also on the reality tv side. The discovery channel announced that they're doing a show called who wants to be an astronaut. Which culminates in a spacex x capsule that will be going to the iss. It's unclear. i think this is going to be an axiom flight. One of the commercial axiom flights and axiom space has has basically bought a crew dragon missions and they want to go to the iss obviously again for a short period of time like a week but there are only as detailed here before they're only a couple of places to dock with the international docking adapter. And you've got crew dragon cargo dragon and you also potentially got boeing going there and so you've gotta time it where there's room for a spacecraft to dock for a week and then leave But those are going to happen. Almost certainly axiom is planning a couple of missions. And i've got a little more about axiom. Second mission in a bit but discovery channel is definitely one of the one of the Plan participants here in the ideas. Yeah you win a game show and you get to go to the s for a week and then so that's two and then the third one is what you mentioned. Which is tom cruise. We don't actually know what's up with that time. There was a story about how tom cruise was planning a movie. That would include scenes shot in in a capsule and at the.
"arctic" Discussed on Occupied
"Like that's really important. And i think the benefit of not knowing what occupation therapy as early you other the amount of time had to kind of explain and people are really to hearing about it but like actually a non. Fizzy were actually. That's not what do this this is. scope on. Generally are the experts in our professions. Even as undergrad Ice metric students. Who have been on placement with me Excited lake a place where nobody really knows. What is unique is so have that confidence.
"arctic" Discussed on Occupied
"That. I could see some changes being made from the top down but ultimately you like seeing the attention of what could be done from. An ot perspective occurred led me to leave position salute. Be moving into supporting right now. It's looking like a lot of land based programming so for trauma treatment Healing camp southern are called and so working with adults who are potentially using substances or struggling with mental health and moving the treatment out on the land.
"arctic" Discussed on Occupied
"We didn't leave the territory. Restate put into awesome But know our each day was at the arctic ocean different than night each before. But it's pretty special place. I can't actually even picture a coming from australia. A beach day in the arctic. Those they like to do things that i caught being for together yay. If it's it's a sunny summer day than you better hope. It's wendy because the buzzer like nothing i've ever experienced before. But yes sir you know some people swim. I have not so silent. Arctic ocean some people do but it is still a feeling of being close ally. yeah. I still cannot comprehend. I don't know. Maybe i'm just gonna very concrete view of what a beach looks like an icon. I'm going to have to google and look enough synergy often. It's robbie like a rock. Yeah clause saying ou we have some beaches at like that some beaches that are made a like broken up coral and shells and rocks and that sort of soften all like. They're not all like you see on pires cosworth stuff. That's probably actually the the. Wow not the minority but not the not all of them anyway so just to like i guess cleared up in my head like where this is gonna sound like a really dumb question but where is the arctic..
"arctic" Discussed on Occupied
"Anybody could use occupational therapy services in everyone's deserving them especially folks i super marginalized like we have this ability to kind of assess the situation in a holistic way in the best means of support moving forward and could be delegation connecting persons with social repair connecting Connecting under healthcare. But i think yeah i think. Ot to see it moving in that direction a little better night. You know a child who was up a bit about it as well because it was a huge area of passion of mine before being here. It remains a huge passion. It fits whatever geographical area. You're in so yeah so you made mention of just then when you said moving up here and that was one of the reasons why we a your account On instagram originally quote my by and what we originally connected. I ever What i wanted to have a chat with you about so your instagram account is arctic. Ot and i was like that sense interesting. Because i feel like the majority of the weld outside of your area of the world when they think of the arctic there are they going to think of You i explain why you are all the arctic. Ot's yeah well. I guess. I was looking for like a symbol way to connect with other. Ot's and hoping really to connect with other not working in the circumpolar egion because we're d- in in this entire region where i'm in right now. There's three of us. And what is my partner myself and another silo. And i think we're pretty limited in terms of otc. Cordage are on the table work that were able to do And so. I was really looking to connect with other living and working in the circle polar region and senate a connecting with a bunch of people. That don't which is great. You really grateful for the connections duck. I'm not great at instagram. I don't know that it was a senior fatah handle or i don't think anyone little just like it's sad. Yes yes so. I think i wanted it easy to kind of explain where i am The work i'm doing. I want to make it clear that a sadler not person living here so My knowledge is limited but growing grateful to learning of it. Living up here but yeah so we've been here for about a year and a half now not live about on terrible with distances rybak two hundred and fifty kilometers north of the arctic circle. They think so certainly Miles cloners group..