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"ben helm" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Three sixty okay. We're back chuck. We're gonna talk about the names of tricks different types of tricks. Yeah all right. So if you've ever watched the x. Games and you hear the Sort of annoying announcers. Yeah talk using these words. You've never heard we're going to explain what some of these words mean just to help follow along a little bit. That's right You might hear frontside air or whatever frontside is when you're facing the obstacle in performing a trick as opposed to backside when your back is to the obstacle yeah like you're basically going backwards on the skateboard. That's right one. Eighty is pretty basic trick. But it's Well it's where you ali and you and the board turn one hundred eighty degrees to face in the opposite direction go up the ramp and then you turn a mid air and you come right back down you can also do it on a flat surface or you could one eighty onto like a park bench or something. Whatever yeah But the one eighty also kind of forms a basis for a lot of other tricks especially vert tricks like three sixty and five forties all the way up to ten eighties. Yeah and you can like grab the side of your board and just do all sorts of cool stuff. Yeah tony hawk famously. Completed the first nine hundred degree turn and for many years. They thought that was it until a twelve year. Old named tom. Shaw in two thousand twelve pulled off. I eighty and they found that it wasn't in competition. The first one competition was getting. Mitch brusco He did it x. Games and that is three full rotations in the air And obviously you have to. Land exists successfully for to count into live and live and it's amazing man three full rotations in the air. These dudes are getting up super super high. Now yeah You ever heard fakey. I have a fake. He is basically where you remain in your regular stance but you're going backwards so you're doing like You're going into a A backside trick the right A pop shove. It is when you do an ali with the one eighty but your body is moving your Popping up in the air and flip the skateboard around underneath you right and then landing on it. Yeah and then. We talked about grinding There's a couple of ways you can grind true grind is when you're on the actual axles so you got to be going forward Or you can go sideways and grind on your board. And this called the board slide. Yep or rail slide and then the kick flip of courses the one that you see people busting but on which i've pulled off once that's right. The famous josh kick flip and then of course chuck. There's the manual which is another way to say a whealy. I was good at those frontside manual. Yeah backside manual. I could do like. I was not good. I think that's becoming clear. Like i thought it was cool if i could do a little huili and do a little one. Eighty turn on the ground. Yeah no i'm with you man. I understand. I wasn't very good either but chuck i had years of enjoyment twice third and fourth wife. Yeah loved skateboarding love it. I like i just love skateboard. I think everybody should go out and skateboard all the time. She never gonna be one of those old men. That's like quick grinding. My rail if i had a nice rail out it'd be like the hell off of my rail. But i i would still i. It's not like a hate skateboarding in general but you might chip in and help build a half pipe in your neighborhood away from my really nice railfreight. Good idea if you do want to try skateboarding. Obviously these days with the safety consciousness of people. You should get a helmet into kneepads elbow pads. And if you're smart maybe some risk guards Although that might not be cool well no actually like there's a. That's another reason. Skate parks often going uses. Because there's local ordinances that say you have to wear a helmet and pads and of course skaters like that sucks. Yeah but the wrist guards. That's common injury because you'll you'll often go to brace yourself with your arms when you fall and they say to try and follow your fleshy parts of your body but you really kind of at the whim of where gravity takes your thank you. Well you know that was another reason. I think i was never. That good is because back. When i was a kid they were all fleshy parts. Hard air we should have been safe was was You know man. That's it Skateboarding if you want to know more about it you should type skateboarding into the search bar at How stuff works dot com. That's the first thing you should do. You should follow that up by watching skate videos and going by a skateboard and go skating. Yeah you know. I want to get along board now. Oh yeah yeah. That's the old man style yeah just cruising and get on a flat surface and music carvin the concrete way a mode of transportation. Are you going to learn to do handstands. Let's see since they said handstands and then laughed and it's time for a listener mail. I call this Josh what are you hiding. And i'm glad to get this email. Because i knew i wasn't crazy. So let's get into this. You know what can i say. I don't even remember this. Most recent reference. All right well. Let's just explain here what's going on. This is from Ben been says. Hey guys. I've been living like a trod glow bic troglodyte for the past six years. Because i just discovered your mazing podcast. A few weeks ago as penance. I've been listening to Several per day and have since gone to over one hundred so he's binging i he said just noticed something and a During the ken cat scuba dive episode. Not one of our best On august twelve thousand eight. Josh goes into detail about he was a certified scuba diver and the one time he was an open water. He not only got seasick but also got a slight case the bins do to surfacing too quickly then In two thousand thirteen and the diving bell episode chuck says i thought i remembered many moons ago you mentioned something about getting the bins josh quickly and confidently retorted benz. So i know this is almost five years later but it begs the question. What he trying to hide josh. You have answered some of the greatest long-lasting questions in history But this is one of the few times where he simply added another mystery into the pile of The 'nigma and conspiracy that is our world so Have you ever had bins So in one thousand nine hundred ninety i was skating downhill and i fell in my head. Yeah i would call it a mild case of the bents. Okay so you just don't remember denying you had the buttons right okay all right well. There's your answer. Yeah well. I not only do. I not remember denying having the bins when i denied having the ends i had forgotten that. I'd had the ben's before this is a very mild case but it wasn't just seasickness it was directly related to having just spent half an hour under water. You know all right. So i would call that the case of the bent. I think that cleared up. Then that is from. Ben helms for mount shasta california and. I'm sure we'll be unsatisfied with your explanation.
"ben helm" Discussed on Tales of American History
"Without. All sorts of nursing care, and those days, it was nice to have someone agree to help you and it was worth a lot. And for Ben hell, that's what he did. And Bill took care of him. And at the end Bill got the house gave it to his daughter and been out there. Many many times with Bill daughter and her husband, so lovely place. It's beautiful a lovely place. A Greek revival mansion building out eighteen fifty two beautiful place. So that's built towns, and what are some of the artifacts he collected? And where could we see them today? We'll. Some of the Lincoln artifacts. Let me give you a story. I like story. My first introduction with Bill. Townsend was in November nineteen fifty nine. Now, I would have been ten going on eleven and I went to the Kentucky civil war roundtable when it was it was being held in the gold room of the Lafayette hotel. Which is now the government building down on mainstream. Then it was a beautiful hotel Laureus ballrooms, and and the round table met in this the gold room, which is absolutely gorgeous. Anyway, my host who was also my the family doctor William team accent asked me would you like to go up and meet Mr. Townsend, and I said I'd love to. 'cause I'd heard about him. And so I went up there and up they're going up there with us was Dr maxim son film action who was a young chum of mine growing up and has been a friend of mine ever since is to this day and like his father. He's a loyal member the Kentucky civil war around table. So I went up to see this fellow in here is this this fellow with the three piece suit seated in the chair behind the speaker stand, and he sees us come up, and he turns in the chair. And he Wight white hair as he says shock of white hair. And he's got this three piece suit with his watch fob. And and he turns into goes, how are you young fellow? And I said, I'm fine. He says I'm Bill Townsend, and I said, well, I'm can't Brown. And this is my friend, Phil Maxon. And towns and shook Phil's hand. And he goes to me do you like a Lincoln? And I said, oh, yes. Mr. towns than I really do like ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Now, get this, folks. He then reaches into his pocket and pulls out a pocket watch. And he says to you know, who's watch this is and I go, no. And he turns it over and it has on the back a Lincoln. And he said, it's Abraham Lincoln's. And he says you see this crease up by the stem. And I said, yes, he says Tina how that crease got there. I said, no. And he says when Lincoln was shot in Ford's better. He said he slumped in the chair and major Rathbone who is his bodyguard ran over and tried to pull him out of the chair and the watch got caught. Now, can you imagine the effect of this on a ten year old kid? My eyes were just popping out of my head. I know we probably would have left head off after this little little deal with me. But he was wearing Lincoln's pocket watch. And then he said, do you know, who's cufflinks these are on? I said they Lincoln's to he says, they are they were he said he wore them the night. He was assassinated see Ben helm gave him those and Ben got him. Because I mean, he he was a. He lived a long time and in that family. The only other living member was raw. It was Abraham Lincoln's oldest son, Robert Robert Todd Lincoln, and Robert Todd would have had them and probably given them Ben Ben helm because there was no one else to take them. So the proven ons of them was darn good those were like artifacts. And those items today as I understand are in the Kentucky. Historical sino. The I have seen the watch at the condition. Historical. Yeah. It's actually in Frankfurt. Yeah. Cufflinks? We don't know. I don't know. And are the famous Lincoln collector of whose name escapes me. It'll come to me but out west actually, I think bought. A lot of the Lincoln artifacts from Mary Genevieve well after Bill passed away she had no way of knowing what to do with all of that. And it was extensive not only Lincoln, but all kinds of things related to cash. Clay, Kentucky, Anna Kentucky history. Bill is a huge collector. Yeah. So so when you met Mr. Townsend as a young boy. Yeah, he was the president was the president the Kentucky civil roundtable. So let's talk about what are these roundtables that you're referencing? What what how did these get going? The the God going frankly with the Chicago civil war roundtable this Chicago, civil war roundtable, the organization that Bill gave that famous speech to fragment which you just heard. He gave out in nineteen fifty two October of nineteen fifty two Chicago civil around table began not too far before then, and it's whole mission was simply to have meetings than like, Chicago roundtable were meeting monthly, but having meetings where they could invite notable speakers and then discuss the American civil war and give people an opportunity to to do that. And that roundtable was put together much like this one by people who had an academic interest in the civil war were academics. But also people who simply had an avocation interest in the civil war some people who had a commercial interest in the civil war like the the owner of the ABRAHAM LINCOLN bookshop in Chicago in Chicago, which is still being operated. A Ralph Newman was his name. And these people had huge interest in not just to sell things, but an interest themselves. That's what got them into the business of of running a bookshop like that. So all those kind of people came together in Chicago, they referred to it as a table because that was kind of the the vision of this something like king Arthur's of famous crew that sat around round table in Britain. And these were the select, and that's kind of the thought behind it. And once the Chicago civil war roundtable began going in earnest you saw some other start to spring up. The second one though was the Kentucky civil war roundtable. And what happened was Bill went up there and gave that speech, and he was so well. Saved. I mean, it was a tremendous. And he went up there with his old friend j Winston Cullman who is another really close friend of mine for years. We were great buddies other two of them went up there. Townsend and Coleman were inseparable, and he gave that talk and came back so fired up about the idea of an organization had just had speakers on the civil war that he decided why don't we form one? And so in October nineteen sixty nineteen fifty three. Bill Townsend called an informal group to his law office on main street and to discuss forming forming around table and by the way by nineteen October nineteen fifty three. That speech. He gave had already been put on thirty three and a third RPM records, and we're sold all over the country. Civil around him. Benefit of ABRAHAM LINCOLN books you. Yes. Yes. No man was recording. This unbeknownst Bill towns. And here's a funny story about that Bill. I mean, people were asking if you got the record that you of your of your of your speech, Bill goes, hell, no, hell, no. Like this. No one ever told me he was being recorded. He really got mad about it. And he threatened to sue Ralph Newman for for doing that. But then one day he gets a letter in the mail that up on the upper left of the envelope. Breeds the White House. And and he opened this envelope up and unfolds the letter, and it says, dear Mr. Townsend Mamie, and I have listened to your recording on caches, Marcellus clay, and we found it. The most entertaining speech we ever heard signed to David Eisenhower and with that he gave up all thoughts of suing round.
"ben helm" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"The country this was the headline story everywhere you know we we were inspired to use our title of our buck blowing america's mind it comes from an la times editorial at that time in nineteen seventy seven when it was all hitting a fan of where their editorial was called the cia blowing america's mind and it said that you know that the nation confronts the question of how to prevent it secret intelligence agencies from destroying the very freedoms that they were intended to protect and this was the destruction of the freedoms that they were intended to protect why do you did in or did it well gottlieb said in interviews before he died that he felt that it all came to nothing that uh for all their efforts that uh you know they never created the perfect assassin um that they never found the perfect amnesia drug helms came into the agency hellbent on resurrecting mindcontrol projects that had already been um set aside he resurrected them he put them under gotlib and um ben helms got into a lot of trouble himself you know he had to testify before congress uh lying lying to congress he was charged with trying to remember that you know i mean he he was given that terrible punishment of something like uh 1500 dollar fine you know but really honestly when you look at the descriptions of uh the mk alter projects that we have this is nazi stuff this really is uh for example uh subproject number sixty eight doctor camera on up and mcgill university doing what he was called psychic driving on patients some patients that came in for not really serious psychological um problems you know maybe depression and the things that they were put through i just want to read this some of it um partial sensory isolation uh depriving or inducing continuous sleep with drugs uh for seven to ten days at the end of the program see sensory deprivation using cure re which is a poison on these people.