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"It's I think important to, to keep in mind from the Soviet perspective that the u two overflights a reminder that this, of course, the shootdown occurred just less than. Three years after the first Sputnik wind up. But we really weren't in the realm yet of spy satellites, which were up there. Couple of hundred miles, and beyond the range really of retaliation, and we hadn't reached that point yet. We were headed there, but we haven't reached it. And pretty much such surveillance was limited to overflights. And I think that maybe the United States has never fully understood the extent to which how galling it was for the Soviets with the pretensions of Cold War equality with the United States to watch these planes fly over out of range of their fighters, even out of range of their missiles, and be able to do nothing about it. I suppose, probably the very existence of those flights led to the improvements in the Soviet missiles, that finally did bring down a u to that exactly correct. Jim between nineteen fifty six and nineteen sixty U2.'s were flying over the Soviet Union and other hostile countries with impunity the S A one missile. Which was the Soviet missile of the time could only reach sixty thousand feet. And so for four years, the YouTube were invincible at flying at seventy to seventy five thousand feet on operational missions, but over four years of research and development, the Soviets were able to improve their weapon system. They developed the F A to missile, which was capable of reaching seventy thousand feet and above and on may first nineteen sixty when my father was shot down, he was shot down at altitude of seventy thousand five hundred feet by the near miss of a Soviet essay to missile one of eight that were fired at his plane on that day. I swear to Vietnam and this would again, I guess, been probably in early nineteen sixty eight I was driving near the Bidois airbase early on a Sunday morning at as I'm coming by the end of the runway in a Jeep, and I see a plane coming along, and it's there are a lot of planes an in and out of Benoit's very busy airbase. But I can tell this was a little different, and I stopped, and I watched this pencil thin plane with these incredibly long thin wings, not as fast as a fighter plane taking off. And I looked at and soon as it got up in the air enough that I can see a silhouette. I realized my Lord. That's that's YouTube right there. And it was obviously headed for China. So that was nineteen sixty eight there were still using them that late. I know for a fact I watched it take off. Yep. They not only used it in nineteen sixty eight and seventy eight eighty eight ninety eight that they are still using the YouTube today in two thousand nineteen the headquarters is over at Beale air force base in southern in northern California. Of the U2.. It used to also host SR seventy one out of that base for many, many years and the finish line now for over fifty years, I think the only other plane that's been flying longer than the U2. is the beef fifty two. Yeah. Mostly these days that used to for peaceful purposes. Like by NASA organizations like that are, are we to assume here? It is still a engage in reconnaissance missions, overflying the Middle East. I s overflying South America, and other countries where needed to gather intelligence information, whether it's drugs smuggling, the South America ozone layer testing on the polls or hot spots around the world, such as Syria, and, or the Middle East Vegas, one eight six six five O, JIMBO our number. One eight six six five oh, five four six two.

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11:30 min | 2 years ago

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"Jimbotalks. You'll back to may the first of nineteen sixty longtime ago that is fifty nine years ago coming up on may the first of this year. Some of you may not know exactly what happened on that day. But when I mentioned, one person's name, many of you are old enough to remember Francis, Gary powers. That's right. The YouTube pilot shot down over the Soviet Union. This blew apart a summit that had been scheduled. And in the process led to an American admission. The yeah, we really did engage in some of the down and dirty aspects of spying. And so we are tonight, speaking with Francis, Gary powers junior who with Keith done event has written spy pilot. It is quite a document. That is subtitled Francis. Gary powers the U2. incident and a controversial Cold War legacy published by premier Theus books and Mr. powers. Thank you for being with us tonight. Well, thank you very much, Jim for having me on were you born yet, when? Your father was shot down. No, I was not born yet in nineteen sixty I was born about two years after he came home from the Soviet prison. When was that, by the way, what you're did he come back? Finally he was released on February tenth nineteen sixty two. That was one of those exchanges, right? Soviet spy for a US spy. Yes, that is correct. It was the first Cold War spy exchange. And my father was exchanged for Colonel Rudolf Abel, a Soviet KGB master spy, who was in the country illegally operating, too thin secrets back home to mother Russia. Do you recall the first time growing up that you became aware of the fact that, that your daddy was a little different from other daddy's? Matter. Fact, I was always aware that my father was shot down over the former Soviet Union imprisoned by the KGB and ultimately exchange for Soviet spy, but as a kid growing up in this family. I'm talking five to ten years older. So I was aware of this. We talked about it. My perception, as a young kid was everybody's. Dad went through something like this. That perception changed on August. First nineteen seventy seven I'm twelve years old, my father dies in a helicopter crash while working for NBC television. And that's when I really become aware of the historical significance of what he went through prior to that. It was just normal after that. That's when I started to realize that people wanted to find out about my father, they would ask me questions, or they tell me something they knew about him. And that's my started to realize that not everybody's dad gets shot down, imprisoned or exchanged. Well, he's six five O, JIMBO our number one eight six six five five four six two six. I was after ask people this, when it's significant event has been popularized in the, the media, and of course, in this particular case, that would be the movie. The Tom Hanks movie bridge of spies. I'm sure you've seen it at least once. Yes. Yes. Not only have I seen it probably over twenty times I was a technical consultant on the. The film all you were technical so very good. So let me ask you the extent to which they, they listen to you. Of course entertainment movies are not documentaries by any stretch of the imagination. There are directors out there who are, are meticulous, tried to be exact certainly, Ron Howard, and the Apollo thirteen motion picture was almost obsessive in his desire, that every detail be just exactly as it was a give us your assessment of the bridge of spies. That's what a lot of people know about this case. It's not a documentary. But how accurate was it as right? It's not a documentary it was inspired by to events. And what that means is in my aspect. The big picture is historically accurate, it accurately portrays, the time period of the Cold War, the duck and cover drills, the civil defense, the fears of a nuclear surprise attack by the Soviets against America. The tensions between the Soviets and the Americans are very accurately portrayed in this movie. But you've got to remember it is Hollywood. They embellish they do dramatic effect. They take artistic liberties. So all the big picture is historically accurate. The details of each scene are not a hundred percent. Correct fair enough. We'll take that as what it's worth, I note, by the way, the forward that this book, which is, is rather remarkable. Just read the opening words for more than two decades. I have watched Francis, Gary powers junior work tirelessly to honor and preserve the memory of his father, an ordinary American who was caught up in extrordinary circumstances. I too have made great efforts to honor and preserve the legacy of my father, the Keita cruise job. Right. The forward is written by Sergei crews Java. How did you come to, to get him to write the forward to your book? Well, Sarah gay Khrushchev, and I, I met. In nineteen ninety six, we were both on a panel discussion conference in Boda Norway. This is where the U2. my father, flew on may, I would've landed had been a successful mission. And that's when we first met since that time, we have kept in touch, we have appeared on different panels at conferences, together, and he was kind enough to write the Ford for my book after I asked I do consider Sarah Gaya friend. He is now an American citizen. He taught at Brown University for many years, and it's been wonderful to be able to talk with him about Cold War history, his perspective, my perspective, and what it all means now that it's over. It's I think important to, to keep in mind from the Soviet perspective that the U2. overflights remind you this, of course, the shootdown occurred just less. Three years after the first Sputnik went up. But we really were in the realm, yet of spy satellites, which were up there. Couple of hundred miles, and beyond the range really of retaliation, and we hadn't reached that point yet. We were headed there, but we haven't reached it. And pretty much such surveillance was limited to overflights. And I think that maybe the United States has never fully understood the extent to which how galling it was for the Soviets with the pretensions of Cold War equality with the United States to watch these planes fly over out of range of their fighters, even out of range of their missiles, and be able to do nothing about it. I suppose, probably the very existence of those flights led to the improvements in the Soviet missiles, that finally did bring down a u to that exactly correct. Jim between nineteen fifty six and nineteen sixty YouTube reflecting over the Soviet Union and other hostile countries with impunity the S A one missile. Which was the Soviet missile of the time could only reach sixty thousand feet. And so, for four years, the U2.'s were invincible at flying at seventy to seventy five thousand feet on operational missions. But over four years of research and development, the Soviets were able to improve their weapon system. They developed the F A to missile, which was capable of reaching seventy thousand feet and above and on may first nineteen sixty when my father was shot down, he was shot down at altitude of seventy thousand five hundred feet by the near miss of a Soviet essay to missile one of eight that were fired at his plane on that day. I sort of the Vietnam, and this would again, I guess, been probably in early nineteen sixty eight I was driving near the Bidois airbase early on a Sunday morning at as I'm coming by the end of the runway in a Jeep, and I see a plane coming along, and it's there are a lot of planes went in and out of been was very busy airbase, but I could tell this was a little different, and I stopped, and I watched this pencil thin plane with these incredibly long thin wings, not as fast as a fighter plane taking off. And I looked at and soon as it got up the air enough that I can see a silhouette. I at my Lord, that's a, that's a YouTube right there. And it was obviously headed for China. So that was nineteen sixty there were still using them that late. I know for a fact. I watched the take off. Obey not only use it in nineteen sixty eight and seventy eighty eight ninety eight but they are still using the YouTube today in two thousand nineteen the headquarters is over at Beale air force base in southern in northern California. Home of the U2. program. It used to also host host to the SR seventy one out of that base for many, many years. And the YouTube has been flying now for over fifty years, I think the only other plane that's been flying longer than the YouTube is the beef fifty two. Yeah. I assumed that mostly these days, that used for peaceful purposes like by NASA organizations like that are, are we to assume that the YouTube is still engaged in this? It is still a engaged in reconnaissance missions. It is overflying the Middle East. It's overflying South America, and other countries where needed to gather intelligence information, whether it's drug smuggling and South America. Ozone layer testing on the polls or hot spots around the world, such as Syria, and, or the Middle East one eight six six five O, JIMBO our number one eight six six five five four six two six, and we're talking with Francis. Gary power juniors. The author of spy pilot is published by premier Theus books. And it is a story that is worth telling because not only if what happened, but, but what resulted as an erect result of what happened spy pilot one eight six six five zero JIMBO back in a moment. It guys can't hear from income store. Did you have the top ten reasons and employee stays at a company for more than two years? The seventh reason is the pain. Or the salary the first six reasons have nothing to do with money things like they feel part of a team. They know they belonged their voices heard. Their respected also employees go through five phases within a couple days to six months of any new position excitement education, reality doubt, than clarity. 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10:57 min | 3 years ago

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"You can follow me on Twitter at jimbotalks. You go back to may the first of nineteen sixty longtime ago that is fifty nine years ago coming up on may the first of this year. Some of you may not know exactly what happened on that day. But when I mentioned one person's name many of you are old enough to remember Francis. Gary powers? That's right. The U2. pilot shot down over the Soviet Union. This blew apart a summit that had been scheduled and in the process led to an American admission that yeah, we really did engage in some of the down and dirty aspects of spying. And so we are tonight speaking with Francis. Gary powers junior who with Keith done event has written spy pilot. It is. Quite a document. That is subtitled Francis. Gary powers, the U2. incident and a controversial Cold War legacy published by Prometheus books, and Mr. powers, thank you for being with us tonight. Well, thank you very much for having me on were you born yet when your father was shot down. No, I was not born yet in nineteen sixty. I was born about two years after he came home from the Soviet prison. At one was that by the way, what year did he come back vilely? He was released on February tenth nineteen sixty two. That was one of those exchanges. Right. Soviet spy for a US spy. Yes. That is correct. It was the first Cold War spy exchange, and my father was exchanged for Colonel Rudolf Abel Soviet KGB master spy who was in the country illegally operating to send secrets back home to mother Russia. Do you recall the first time growing up that you became aware of the fact that that your daddy was a little different from other daddy's? Matter. Fact, I was always aware that my father was shot down over the former Soviet Union imprisoned by the KGB and ultimately exchange for Soviet spy. But as a kid growing up in this family, I'm talking, you know, five to ten years older. So I was aware of this. We talked about it my perception as a young kid was that everybody's dad went through something like this. That perception changed on August. First nineteen seventy seven. I'm twelve years old. My father dies in a helicopter crash while working for NBC television. And that's when I really become aware of the historical significance of what he went through prior to that it was just normal after that. That's my started to realize that people wanted to find out about my father. They would ask me questions or they tell me something they knew about him. And that's when I started to realize everybody's dad gets shot down imprisoned or exchanged one eight six six five zero JIMBO our number one, eight six six five zero five four six two six I always have to ask people this when a significant event has been popularized in the media. And of course, in this particular case that would be the movie the Tom Hanks movie bridge of spies. I'm sure you've seen it. At least once. Yes. Yes. Not only have I seen it probably over twenty times. I was a technical consultant on the. Film. All you were technical assault. Very good. So let me ask you the extent to which they they listened to you, of course, entertainment movies are not documentaries by any stretch of the imagination. There are directors out. There who are are meticulous. Tried to certainly Ron Howard in the Apollo thirteen motion picture was almost obsessive in his desire that every detail. Be just exactly as it was a give us your assessment of bridge of spies at such a lot of people know about this case, it's not a documentary. But how accurate was it? That's right. It's not a documentary. It was inspired by two events. And what that means is in my aspect. The big picture is historically accurate it accurately portrays the time period of the Cold War, the duck and cover drills, the civil defense the fears of a nuclear surprise attack by the Soviets against America. The tensions between the Soviets and the Americans are very accurately portrayed in this movie. But you've got to remember it is Hollywood they embellish they do dramatic effect. They take artistic liberties. So all the big picture is historically accurate. The details of each scene are not a hundred percent. Correct. Fair enough. We'll take that. As what it's worth. I note, by the way, the the forward that this book, which is is rather remarkable. I'll just read the opening words for more than two decades. I have watched Francis. Gary powers junior worked tirelessly to honor and preserve the memory of his father, an ordinary American who was caught up. In extraordinary circumstances. I have made great efforts to honor and preserve the legacy of my father, the Kita KU. Stop the right. The forward is written by Sergei crews. Joppa, how did you come to to get him to write the forward to your book? Well, Sarah gay cruise chef. And I I met. In nineteen ninety six we were both on a panel discussion a conference in Boda, Norway. This is where the U2. my father flew on. May I wooded landed had it been a successful mission. And that's when we first met since that time, we have kept in touch, we have appeared on different panels and at conferences together, and he was kind enough to write the Ford for my book after I asked I do consider surrogate friend. He is now an American citizen he taught at Brown University for many years, and it's been wonderful to be able to talk with him about Cold War history. His perspective, my perspective. And what it all means? Now that it's over. It's I think important to to keep in mind from the Soviet perspective that the U2. overflights reminds you the this. Of course, this shootdown occurred just. Less than three years after the first Sputnik went up, but we really weren't in the row yet of spy satellites which were up there. A couple of hundred miles and beyond the range really of retaliation. And we had reached that point yet we were headed there. But we haven't reached it and pretty much such surveillance was limited to overflights. And I think that the maybe the United States has never fully understood the extent to which how galling it was for the Soviets with the pretensions of Cold War. Equality with the United States to watch these planes fly over out of range of their fighters even out of range of their missiles and be able to do nothing about it. I suppose probably the very existence of those flights led to the improvements in the Soviet missiles that finally did bring down a u to that. Exactly. Correct. Jim between nineteen fifty-six nineteen sixty YouTube were flying over the Soviet Union and other hostile countries with impunity, the S A one missile, which was the Soviet missile of the time could only reach sixty thousand feet and so for four years the YouTube were invincible at flying at seventy seventy five thousand feet on operational missions. But over four years of research and development the Soviets were able to improve their weapon system, they developed the F A to missile which was capable of reaching seventy thousand feet and above and on may first nineteen. Eighteen sixty when my father was shot down. He was shot down at altitude of seventy thousand five hundred feet by the near miss of a Soviet FA to missile one of eight that were fired at his plane on that day. I of the Vietnam. And this would again, I guess have been probably in early nineteen sixty eight I was driving near the Bidois airbase early on a Sunday morning. And as I'm coming by the end of the runway in a Jeep, and I see a plane coming along. And it's there are a lot of planes an in and out of Benoit's, very busy airbase, but I can tell this was a little different, and I stopped and I watched in this pencil thin plane with these incredibly long thin wings, not as fast as a fighter plane taking off. And I looked at as soon as it got up the air enough that I could see a silhouette I real at my Lord, that's a that's a YouTube right there. And it was obviously headed for China. So that was nineteen sixty eight there were still using that late. I know for a fact I watched it take off. Yep. They not only used it in nineteen sixty eight and seventy eight and eighty eight ninety eight but they are still using the YouTube today in two thousand nineteen the headquarters is over at Beale air force base in southern in northern California. Home of the U2. program. It used to also hosts a host to the seventy one out of that base for many many years and the YouTube has been flying now for over fifty years. I think the only other plane that's been flying longer than the U2. is the beef fifty two. Yeah. I assumed that mostly these days it used for peaceful purposes, like by NASA organizations, like that are are we to assume that the YouTube is still a gauge the espionage. It is still a engaged in reconnaissance missions. It is overflying the Middle East. It's overflying South America and other countries where needed to gather intelligence information, whether it's drug smuggling and South America ozone layer testing on the polls or hot spots around the world such as Syria and or the Middle East one eight six six five O, JIMBO our number one, eight six six five zero five four six two six and we're talking with Francis. Gary power juniors the author of spy pilot. It is published by Prometheus books, and it is a story that is worth telling because Donald if what happened, but but what resulted as a direct result of what happened spy pilot, one eight six six five zero JIMBO back in a moment with this job having two hands won't cut it, which is why I think the stars. I have a third Grainger when my hands are fall I fully rely on..

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11:02 min | 3 years ago

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"You back to may the first of nineteen sixty longtime ago that is fifty nine years ago coming up on may the first of this year. Some of you may not know exactly what happened on that day. But what I mentioned one person's name many of you are old enough to remember Francis. Gary powers? That's right. The YouTube pilot shot down over the Soviet Union. This blew apart a summit that had been scheduled and in the process lead to an American admission that yeah, we really did engage in some of the down and dirty aspects of spying. And so we are tonight speaking with Francis. Gary powers junior who with Keith event has written spy pilot. It is. Quite a document. That is subtitled Francis. Gary powers, the U2. incident and a controversial Cold War legacy published by Prometheus books, and Mr. powers, thank you for being with us tonight. Well, thank you very much for having me on were you born yet when your father was shot down. No, I was not born yet in nineteen sixty. I was born about two years after he came home from the Soviet prison. One was that by the way, what year did he come back vilely? He was released on February tenth nineteen sixty two. That was one of those exchanges. Right. Soviet spy for a US spy. Yes. That is correct. It was the first Cold War spy exchange, and my father was exchanged for Colonel Rudolf Abel Soviet KGB master spy who was in the country illegally operating to send secrets back home to mother Russia. Do you recall the first time growing up that you became aware of the fact that that your daddy was a little different from other daddy's? Matter. Fact, I was always aware that my father was shot down over the Soviet Union imprisoned by the KGB and ultimately exchange for Soviet spy. But as a kid growing up in this family, I'm talking, you know, five to ten years older. So I was aware of this talked about it my perception as young kid was everybody's dad went through something like this that perception changed on August. First nineteen seventy seven. I'm twelve years old. My father dies in a helicopter crash while working for NBC television. And that's when I really become aware of the historical significance of what he went through prior to that it was just normal after that that's started to realize that people wanted to find out about my father. They would ask me questions or they tell me something they knew about him. And that's my started to realize that not everybody's dad gets shot down imprisoned or. Changed one eight six six five zero JIMBO our number one eight six six five zero five four six two six I always have to ask people this when a significant event has been popularized in the the media. And of course, in this particular case that would be the movie the Tom Hanks movie bridge of spies. I'm sure you've seen it at least once. Yes. Yes. Not only have I seen it probably over twenty times. I was a technical consultant on the film, all you were technical assault. Very good. So let me ask you the extent to which they listened to you, of course, entertainment movies are not documentaries by any stretch of the imagination. There are directors out. There who are are meticulous had tried to be exact certainly Ron Howard in the Apollo thirteen motion picture was almost obsessive in his desire that every detail. Just exactly as it was a give us your assessment of the bridge of spies executive what a lot of people know about this case, it's not a documentary. But how accurate was it s? Right. It's not a documentary. It was inspired by events. And what that means is that in my aspect. The big picture is historically accurate it accurately portrays the time period of the Cold War, the duck and cover drills the civil. Defense the fears of a nuclear surprise attack by the Soviets against America the tensions between the Soviets and the Americans are very accurately portrayed in this movie. But you gotta remember it is Hollywood they embellish they do dramatic effect. They pick artistic liberties. So all the big picture is historically accurate. The details of each scene are not a hundred percent, correct. Fair enough. We'll take that. As what it's worth I note, by the way, the the forward that this book, which is is rather remarkable. I'll just read the opening words for more than two decades. I have watched Francis. Gary powers junior worked tirelessly to honor and preserve the memory of his father, an ordinary American who was caught up. In extraordinary circumstances. I have made great efforts to honor and preserve the legacy of my father the Keita cruise job the right to forward is written by Sergei crews. Joppa, how did you come to to get him to write the forward to your book? Well, Sarah, gay crew chef and I first met in nineteen ninety six we were both on a panel discussion a conference in Voda, Norway. This is where the YouTube my father flew on. May I would've landed had it been a successful mission. And that's when we first met since that time, we have kept in touch, we have appeared on different panels and at conferences. Together. And he was kind enough to write the Ford for my book after I asked I do consider Sarah, gay friend. He is now an American citizen. He taught at Brown University for many years, and it's been wonderful to be able to talk with him about Cold War history. His perspective, my perspective. And what it all means? Now that it's over. It's I think important to to keep in mind from the Soviet perspective that the U2. overflights reminds you, of course, the shootdown occurred just. Less than three years after the first Sputnik went up, but we really work in the realm yet of spy satellites which were up there. A couple of hundred miles and then beyond the range really of retaliation. And we had reached that point yet we were headed there. But we hadn't reached it and pretty much such surveillance was limited to overflights. And I think that the maybe the United States is never fully understood the extent to which how galling it was for the Soviets with the pretensions of Cold War. Equality with the United States to watch these planes fly over out of range of their fighters even out of range of their missiles and be able to do nothing about it. I suppose probably the very existence of those flights led to the improvements in the Soviet missiles that finally did bring down a u to that. Exactly. Correct. Jim. Between nineteen fifty six and nineteen sixty U2.'s were flying over the Soviet Union and other hostile countries with impunity, the S A one missile which was the Soviet missile of the time could only reach sixty thousand feet and so for four years the YouTube were invincible at flying at seventy to seventy five thousand feet on operational missions. But over four years of research and development the Soviets were able to improve their weapon system, they developed the F A to missile which was capable of reaching seventy thousand feet and above and on may first nineteen sixty when my father was shot down. He was shot down at altitude of seventy thousand five hundred feet by the near miss of a Soviet FA to missile one of eight that were fired at his plane on that day. I sort of the Vietnam. And this would again, I guess have been probably in early nineteen sixty eight I was driving near the Bidois airbase early on a Sunday morning. And as I'm coming by the end of the runway in a Jeep, and I see a plane coming along. And there are a lot of planes in and out of Benoit's, very busy airbase, but I can tell this was a little different, and I stopped and I watched this pencil thin plane with these incredibly long thin wings, not as fast as a fighter plane taking off. And I looked at as soon as it got the air enough that I can see a silhouette I real at my Lord, that's a that's a YouTube right there. And it was obviously headed for China. So that was nineteen sixty eight there were still using that late. I know for a fact I watched it take off. Obey not only used it in nineteen sixty eight and seventy eight eight ninety eight but they are still using the YouTube today in two thousand nineteen the headquarters is over at Beale air force base in southern in northern California. Home of the a program. It used to also hosts a host to the seventy one out of that base for many many years and the YouTube have been flying now for over fifty years. I think the only other plane that's been flying longer than the U2. is the beef fifty two. Yeah. I assumed that mostly these days that used for peaceful purposes, like by NASA organizations like that are are we to assume that the YouTube is still engaged in espionage. It is still a engaged in reconnaissance missions. It is overflying the Middle East. It's overflying South America and other countries where needed to gather intelligence information, whether it's drug smuggling and South America ozone layer testing on the polls or hot spots around the world such as Syria and or the Middle East one eight six six five O, JIMBO our number one, eight six six five zero five four six two six and we're talking with Francis. Gary power juniors the author of spy pilot published by Prometheus books, and it is a story that is worth telling because not only if what happened, but but what resulted as a direct result of what happened spike pilot, one eight six six five zero JIMBO back in a moment with this job having two hands won't cut it, which is why I think the stars. I have a third grader when my hands are full. I fully rely on. Grainger, they're America's number one source for industrial grade supplies, so whether I'm fixing a furnace or fastening faucet. Grainger, hands me what I need when I.

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