17 Burst results for "Charles Kirk"
"charles kirk" Discussed on Pardon My Sarcasm! with Ashley D & Fuze B
"All fucked up. Let's just beyond this dumb shit so okay limitations. I was a bad guy. We've we've all done something that we're like damn. I really regret that. And like most of us who. I'm always when these people that i hate to throw down a glass house because i always like to say i'm gonna give somebody that benefit of the doubt till it's repeated behavior right once. It's a repeated behavior. Then i think to myself okay. This person is either narcissistic psychopath. Or he's one hundred percent guilty are a sociopath. That's how i used the word sociopath charles kirk and so for me. It's like one of those things where if the teammates our own yard of the bus than yes. We are failing the women who he's assaulted by then than taking him away from it and if anything a protected him flying him out. While i'm self making them save your but now we're giving you privileged right things they make him wear chastity belts a locker woman right. But now we're also saying that what happened to some of the female fencing Usa team members that he assaulted and now they're having to be in the olympics while they're trying to compete at their peak and they have the stress of this guy being around so now not only. Are we already putting the weight of the olympics on your shoulders. We're telling you that you have to compartmentalize this guy. Who sexually assaulted you. And i don't know if that's the case with with what happened in you're saying let me more. It's there to to what you're saying. There's no crowd which means that the people jarad for her. Yeah he's one of those people charon as as an industry industry the girls so he's wanted to people charon forty america's before defensive team like you fucking. We're already having people like from our last episode. We're talking about mental health in the athlete. And now we're talking about this in the mental health of these athletes. But that's okay but the other things not okay. You're right. I mean and here's the other thing and you made a good point housing about this. You're saying like okay. If he didn't do it like you'd back down to nine go to the olympics and do it for his team to not be a if he care about the earth for the team but yet we just watched half half of america like get onto simone biles about trying to put her teammates. I right knowing that she had the twisties. Which by the way. I did want to say this half you people that want to sit here and call out simone biles and you don't know what the to a dr imagine you're driving a car and you don't know which is award in which way is backwards and the car is just spinning. And now you're asking somebody to go on a balance beam do flips and shit and then she's not knowing where she's at in the middle of the air so now that to you driving down the street and you don't know which way as ford which way it's backwards. That's what it's like to have the twisty so until court with athletes and gymnast and people that have gone through it. Which is why a lot of olympians who you've never even heard about or i'm sorry gymnast who have never made it to the olympics and they get this like you can't control when it goes away so please be quiet if you don't know anything about that. Toby twist asshole. There's a lot of people i know. But he's he's the facial. That's your favorite one. He's momma but there are a lot of people that don't get it 'cause when we knew. Hey well it to be fair. I didn't know what that meant. When she lost head is. But i say that all the time bernie you lose your hits. It's vertigo for a very brief second time. When we're talking about doing a flip in your head can write a balance and knock you out cold or possibly parallels. You doesn't leave last week. Yeah but to be fair. When i first heard it in the media. I didn't know what that was. So i just thought they were using it in the context of regular grammar as she lost her head. While i lose my head all the time i mean. Does that make sense. So so if you if you spin it no pun intended if you spin it that way and i hear twisty it that way. Then i don't. I don't really understand the context of what happened. They do that on purpose. Now i don't wanna get into this so i'm going to make big throws so we definitely care. We agree that allen has just as loser treat people as humans speak human rating and treat people as a fellow human being with the respect and have respect for their mental health whether you understand it or not and stop raping That sounds real easy right. Don't rape girls. I mean. I mean guys get ready to don't rape people on the issue of sexual allegations way over at that one. That's cool because the under simple with sexual allegations joe said go got go Joe biden andrew. Kumo kumo homo cuomo. He should resign and like his brother. Chris cuomo he has a really great show on cnn. It's like he's not a of just brother. Andrew cuomo should resign after an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment I think he should resign by He called from the resign because he believes the governor should be prosecuted after an independent investigation. Found in new york. Governor had harassed current and former state employees Being from new jersey. And tell you. This is not surprising. this is not new would quote motives. Been romans three years. That's why when he stood up as a really good guy for a quarantine he was deep the one that they were looking to to get shit done. Everybody i know from up new york would just like at the people that he should be president. I know you don't know that guy and he's doing pretty good now for kobe. Nineteen is taking care of his people. You post governor. But isn't this is not that great. Really great rep when it comes to that Cuomo has not said if he's going to step down yet But they might be looking to impeach him because he he denied i'm sorry. He denied the findings of the his behavior intended to convey warmth and it was being weaponized so behavior to convey warmth as being weaponize There's a video included with a slide. Show of photos of the governor touching and kissing people include men that so again you. I'm very objective. I can tell that win. Eight so slides. It's like if if the guy's italian believe and you know he kisses people wanna cheek when he greets numb A a lot of people. That do i grew up And i do it sometime. I don't actually a kiss sorry But i have some human. I'd let me and my bro- by mummy gun. He and gonna run on hugging kissing on the cheek. You'd be like to know but on that calls eight eight do that. When eight money puts slide shows that's the stats to me. So i don't like that aspect however just weirder smoke there's fire there's a lot of women who complained about him even before he was governor. Ominous always been shut down. You know he always puts. Just i love your. Is that the best how you are all the time. And you're making people uncomfortable all the time. Change yourself in talking about cuomo cuomo ryan or biden. Whoa not so much about global cuomo biden so that he should resign we know he's the highest ranking democrat and one was a democrat so they always ask them whenever comes like that. They thought on the president's plate regardless of the president because they want soundbite and they wanna box you win with politics so biden front them up and said he should resign. We want to do..
"charles kirk" Discussed on Couple Things with Shawn and Andrew
"What's up everybody. Welcome back to couple of shannon andrew podcasts all about couples and the things they go through okay so today might not be specifically about couples but hopefully by now we have returned home from the hospital. We have little man on our lap. We have drew by our side and we are sitting watching the olympics. That's right so we're going to tie it into the couple of things mantra by saying that you know what training for elite sports does put a strain not only on the individual but also on relationships around so we're gonna talk about what schantz training schedule is like what her olympic experiences like. And we're gonna be asking questions that you all submitted via instagram and comments to address some lesser known things about the olympic. You guys had a lot of burning questions. And because andrew and i were actually supposed to be at the olympics this year too sore subject it is but we got little man instead blessing We thought it would be a perfect opportunity to answer all of your burning questions and talk about the olympics for for a little bit. Okay and before we dive into it. If you haven't subscribed to the show or given a rating first of all welcome glad to have you here. We usually do talk about couples. We interviewed different couples. Everyone from phil donahue and marlo thomas to matthew hussy the dating coach but today we are talking olympics and Yeah we're glad to have you here. I hate to do this but if you're new here if you don't know who are the reason why we are talking about the olympics is sean is olympic gold medalists casual flex casual flex. I competed in two thousand eight olympic games in beijing. China as a gymnast where. I won four olympic medals one gold and three silver while. It's a rare day that you talk about that weird. I'm actually excited a lot of these questions. I don't know about great. I've never thought to ask so. Let's dive into it first. Question sean is. What was your training schedule. Like throughout your gymnastics career so throughout my career. My olympic journey was definitely different and unique. Because i was a kid. I was sixteen years old by the time i made it to the olympics and so my training career and my training schedule always had to revolve around elementary school. Middle school high school and all of those extra curricular activities. So i trained towards the end like the last probably five years trained six days a week for four hours and it was always after school and this rare in a lot of cases for elite gymnastics. That you actually did go to school. Correct is rare so very very long story. Tried to make m- tied to do you're trying to shorten a long story short go the average. Elite gymnasts trains nine to ten hours a day. And they're home schooled actually school at the gym but for me. I was very lucky to have a coach who was a world champion from china. Moved here with the american dream to open his own gym and raise olympians. That were also children. That had a life and had like this fine balance because he wasn't capable or able to do that in china. It's something that sean. And i have tried to maintain through our relationship and family. Life is a sense of balance. And i'm glad that you were raised. That way. Next question is john so the olympic trials took place in june That's where the announced and chose the olympic team. What happens between the olympic trials that were on prime time tv and the actual olympics coming in so this has changed a little bit but for me what happened was we would go to olympic trials. We would compete and they would name the team along with the team. They would name like ten alternates. Only four those would end up actually being alternates and all of us would then fly to a general training facility where we would all be like housed. It was back then. The karolyi ranch and we would train for two weeks. We go through more competitions like mock competitions just to make sure that the selection committee was confident with their selections. At the end of those two weeks they would say okay. Yeah do they ever change it. Yes whoa what yes. That's that's the sketchy part back. Then they don't do that anymore But they would do these trials and they would name a quote unquote team but they would change it up so you will go to this camp. You had trained for two more weeks. Do mock competitions. At the end of the two weeks. They would name the final team that travelled and we would fly to the olympics. By the time we land at the olympics. We still have a good two or three weeks before we compete in that amount of time is just spent getting used to kind of your environment and the new equipment and just kind of your surroundings before you have to compete like in the big settling into olympic village which the olympic village might deserve. It's own episode. there's a lot of love. Apparently that's found there One thing that was interesting. Different this trials than last charles kirk. I'm wrong is the Ceo of usa gymnastics did not participate in the team in the team selection. Yes in previous years. I think he he headed it. And now miss Was outside of that. The closed door. So i think that's probably good separate those two but curious to hear any thoughts you have to. I actually loved it. I i don't think the ceo should have a say it's kind of like the owner of nfl team having a say in all of the decisions. Which does that actually for. Somethings but for gymnastics. Such a subjective sport and there's so many different angles that go into it. I think for the ceo especially the former ceo and this one their job is to look at the gymnastics team business and they're operating a business to the To hopefully the benefit of the athletes. And i think if they stay out of that very political decision it gives them the best chance of actually making decisions for the better of the athletes and the history of gymnastics. It's also probably better to distribute power amongst other many possible. just keep as much visibility on things as possible why do they keep. Changing the number of girls on the olympic gymnastics team. I don't know and i absolutely hate it. I think it it is a decision that's made By the international olympic committee. I don't wanna be fact checked on this. Because i'm pretty sure i'm wrong But the last i was hurt untold. The olympics basically have a a general capacity of how many athletes they can house and with sports ever changing and evolving coming in and out of the olympics They have to kind of like cut numbers from certain sports. In order to distribute it amongst new ones one of us to do a title nine but this year they had four team members..
"charles kirk" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Mean, I mean, you know, like he loses any cries and whines and I mean and he's wearing the diapers to boot. So I guess it's I guess it's fitting but I mean, it's really been a nightmare. It's been something that it's sort of like when you go through a horrible experience if someone told you in advance how hard how bad that was going to be you weren't sure if you could withstand it like I don't know if I want to do that even like doing a project like I made a documentary and I thought we were done with it. I looked back like that was awful. I don't think I want to do that again. I don't think anyone explained how bad was going to be. I don't think you could have believed it like from from pitting people against each other to send off violence committed his name to like saying I'm going to protect white people from low-income people and Cory Booker come in your neighborhood like 1950s type of Jim Crow segregation bullshit. He dead Talking during this campaign and despite can hate crimes. I mostly like it's my community against black community Hispanic anti-static anti-semitic off the chart take confidence in the last few years. I don't think you would believe it. You know, like come on. He's going to just be a normal guy. He's been a horrible job. I mean really objective of horrific not horrible to everybody not only wage African Americans but the Muslims and two and two women and you know, I mean and and and to Hispanics, I mean it and to transgender be you know, it has been just like I say and this is the most bizarre thing Dean, you know, I have Evangelical Christian cousins who love Donald Trump and to me off Trump is the Antichrist. I mean he is he has everything opposite of what Jesus was. You know what I mean? I'm I'm a big fan of Jesus birth. From my mom's catholic and Jesus is actually part of Islam is an important. He's right up there. He's like a big profit. So he's his teachings are important. Jesus is about law was about compassion about you know, famously and not you know, I was hungry you fed me. I was first few things from a drink you were straight. I was a stranger inviting me in Trump is literally done the opposite of all of that. And if you're a Christian who says, well, he's off on pro-life judges. So I'll forgive all this cruelty. I don't think you're really embracing the teachings of Jesus Christ to be honest. I just don't believe you are no and that's why I just don't let you know. Let me ask you log in you'll be a smarter one here. Why then why don't why then does do these Christians support this idiot. I don't understand it. But some of it is some of it they walk around in the idea of like he's appointing pro-life judges. That's all we care about because we want our press limit at all costs and he's going to help us deliver the oppression of women cuz they're not pro-life. You can't call them pro-life they were dead. They've been fighting against the measures to save lives from covid-19. Some of the same right-wingers rallying against the idea of wearing masks. They're not pro-life their profession. So pressing women's a big thing to them being able to discriminate against LGBT community like Trump putting in there. If you're transgender American, you can't serve a non-military that makes them happy even that's their perverted version of Christianity mm. Be cruel to those who are in need while Jesus or the leopards. I mean, I'm not according to do but I'm saying the people in need of the time he was there for them. So that's part. I also think John off here are some deeper issues going on that people won't admit to why they really like Trump and I'm not saying their family are racist or I don't know them. I've no idea but for some it's conscious or subconscious. Here's a guy to keep the white power structure in place. Here's a guy who's going to keep women in place. Here's a guy that's going to make sure the uppity black people are kept quiet and Latinos don't overwhelm us and Muslims are kept out of them. That was really his Playbook one of his campaign last time and as president and there's people who won't admit that's the reason but to me John this kind of favor raise it on the left that they're voting against yourself interest is such a level of arrogance from the left know. We don't know their self interest better than they do they know their self-interest. They look at something to go. That's exactly what I want and whatever isn't that do that? He's delivering is it white supremacy is a Christian Sharia law. I got a Christian Sharia law and they want to make the Bible or whatever it is. They know what they want and not voting against their stuff. They just hundred percent for their self-interest. They just won't tell us sometimes What It Is Well, it's so, you know, it's not funny but it's so crazy that I don't know if you know Christian Kirk he took us waiting all this BS but but he wrote you can't be Christian and be pro-choice or charger just heard the district. Yeah. Yeah, cause I'm turning off. Which I think it was better in its original German name when it was Hitler Youth. But anyway, so go ahead. Yeah, so Charles Kirk. Yeah Christian Kirk is a wide receiver. I'm sorry, but I know off Charles Kirk says you can't be Christian and be pro-choice and I wrote back to you can't be Christian and be pro-death penalty, you know, because I'm a Christian and but Christians will disagree with me because they'll say they they voted for white and then jellicle still supported him more than anything. I think if I saw the exit polls Catholics, you didn't get a majority this time and obviously Jews and Muslims really against them because as minority faiths, we know what a danger of this guy is both groups understood that so but they can do whatever they want. It's he's gone. And what's remarkable is 126 members of Congress or republican signed a brief calling for overthrowing our election, even though there's no off. Are there because you know, I just wrote about this and I think this is so important cuz there are jumpers who say well trim never got his day in court to make his fraud case. I'm like, why did he not have more good lawyers out your son. That's a ride reality. They had over ninety judges heard the cases by trumpet his allies including half of them were appointed by Republican Governors eight of them were picked off Donald Trump himself eight three Supreme Court Justice in five others. And what are they all agree on that? There's not enough evidence. In fact, there's almost no evidence to show any fraud or irregularities overturn. The selection truck was every single case in try and his allies to overturn the election not because there's another day in court because they didn't have the evidence so that people are still advocating overturn the election. And you said that's a smokescreen for the political group that they are saying I don't believe in democracy. I don't believe in the Constitution we can't prove far, but I still want my guy in Power. I don't care what the voters job. Because I only care about what I want and that's really the basis of an or authoritarian autocratic and I would say fascist regime. That's what Trump Trump's of fascist. We don't fascist government, but he's a fascist wage. Yeah, and the thing that really boggles the Mind Dean is when you have people like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham and all these Kevin McCarthy and Tom Cotton all these people they see and they know that Donald Trump's a fascist, but they don't do anything. Like do they what do they want to just tear up the Constitution Johnny Winter? There was a choice I can give you I'll give you a free trial on SiriusXM. So give us into my show. Here's the thing the there's so much of his false median area. We've heard for four years and Republicans are there are so afraid of trump Donald Trump tweeted me you're missing it. They agree with Trump..
"charles kirk" Discussed on Velocity Racing Podcast
"Tell you if it wasn't for that freaking Red Flag? Oh and that ten that ten that that that penalty that look that Hamilton got for answering the pit lane when the pit lane was closed if it wasn't for that penalty from Hamilton I I don't know maybe we wouldn't one but I'm not gonna say that because the managed talented but yes. Pir Guiseley one and I can town grand. Prix if you watched it on, there was a red flag because of of. Cash catch. A crash into barrier he kind of tore up the whole barrier. but they had to basically replace the tire racks and the conveyor belt that you know stops the car from hitting the wall and had red flags session. So basically when they had the safety car Hamilton poured into the pit lane, but the pit was actually closed and they went back and showed a replay of it, and apparently if there's a flashing cross that means that the Ping was closed and they thought maybe Hamilton didn't see it but no Hamilton by once and then he actually went by twice instill went into the pit lane and So at that point F, I was like okay man. By twice, you gotta see so they had to hit him with the penalty. And it kind of ruined his race but you know. Hey. What are you GonNa do and that ended up, you know when Charles Kirk crashes car that ended up resulting in a red flag and a Hamilton I'd start basically from the back and and man pure Gaz League ever since from that Red Flag, I'd started Pierre Guiseley just was on his stuff. I, mean, he was given the drivers a really really good fight and I believe saints also got second with a along with I believe Lance Schrool took third and most deaf is wonderful race I. Really liked on those going on the Temple of speed And they said that that that that that Grand Prix is just always fast and it didn't and it really didn't disappoint but congratulations to mysterious. Guiseley, he deserves it. He's been working so hard to get there and he finally got there and Formula One post on instagram and they said that pair Guiseley unquote quote that you know ever ever since he got behind the wheel of formula car, he's been dreaming of that day where he got. To sit at the top step of that podium and drink that champagne and cheer on with his teammates and the fans. But unfortunately, those fans were not there. But we all were sharing for Mr Gaselee on our TV screens phones in our computer screens and we definitely would send out of eleven. Congrats to him because I was definitely a really wonderful Grand Prix But yeah. So that's what went on in the Italian Grand Prix Now let's go ahead and go onto the Tessie Grand Prix Ferrari. Just, came back from one of their worst Graham freeze I'd say ever and at their Home Grand Prix and they were hoping that you know let's let's hope for a better result But let's just say this much look Clare started off really good and let's actually not let's hold off on that for right now let's go over the beginning. and the first couple of laps of that race because I kid you not and I think every person can agree with me on this..
"charles kirk" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Show talking to Charlie Kirk Charlie have given call Charles Kirk I especially my legal name twenty three a soon you realize not Charlie what Scottish in nature Abdullahi Charles Kirk it's chattels cantik which means church all in now I know Charlie Charmaine your book is called the maggot doctrine but we're talking about how this is likely a movement not a moment it does seem to me that something and I will be bold to say that god has used this president and has his hand on this president I can probably agree in spite of residents previous failings or current sale item until lately another issue go ahead yeah well so I speak at churches quite often across the country in the project we're doing at liberty university Falkirk center yes we Kerry follow junior has an emphasis on this and I want to give a shout out to our great friends at liberty university up the only college I put my name behind they do phenomenal work the Falkirk center following Kirk you know once you got to go down it is Scottish Rite mazing that that somebody who didn't go to college has his name that's you Kirk on a center and a great college America and you're you're you're you're so young so be careful because you might peak too soon but trust me it's I know if you keep your eyes on Jesus you'll be fine god willing but the Falkirk center is very exciting Jen Ellis was telling me how wonderful and you know I'm a huge fan of of liberty is huge I just full indoor smoking all enough yes enough about blind so I when I speak at these churches sometimes I'll get questions from well meaning Christians and say Charlie I don't like Donald trump's tone I don't like his demeanor yeah it's okay let's take a step backwards to one of my favorite biblical stories story of Samson there's nothing that I can teach in Sunday school about the story Sampson the lord came to him in a prostitutes bad twice he lived a sin filled life returns back on god and god called me to do one thing to fight the fights that the Israelites were not willing to fight take the jawbone of a donkey and go fight a thousand Philistines and I look at you can't see downtown this program you have to say ask all I'm sorry okay we're just making sure it's a family exactly right I was trying to be politically correct right right in in Paul's letter in Hebrew season of the famous hall of faith and we look at the story of Samson known for his hair Donald Trump on fresh air maybe some similarities there I don't know maybe not maybe maybe not AB however what why is the story of Samson instructive maybe because he was willing to do the fight that other people were not willing to do and the Bible is filled with stories like that but I love that store the most because nothing in his journey nothing in the brutality of what he did against the enemies of god's chosen people is something that is nice to talk about necessarily measured by you know I actually find it you know this always happens may find something amazing and I'm further amazed by the fact that I've not heard of before I like the idea that no one until now until you has brought up Sampson because clearly as you're saying there's nothing laudable about Sampson I can't teach that I mean can you imagine a ten year old is teach kids he's a by the way he was in a prostitutes bad advice and we know that's bad what you're saying it's in scripture he was in a process but because god I mean this is the thing this is about you know when I learned this from Bonn offer the incarnational quality of god he comes into our field yes he comes into our dirty in our mass in our brokenness and are seen in because he loves us that's exactly right and it's an amazing I mean it's hard to properly understand Luther also I mean with the more than anybody explains this and for a lot of people especially people who are I would say theologically fussy or Ferris St call and kind of obsessed with personal holiness this is anathema to them just as Jesus was anathema to the Pharisees I mean to do some of the things he did was was deeply disturbing and I think that it really the I would say trump forces us to re examine our theology in the in the case of Sampson is just well it's brilliant thank you for bringing that up thank you and to kind of close the point though you know Paul would not have put Sampson in a letter to Hebrews in the hall of faith if there's not something heroic and something if that was something that Christians can learn from there Anya the end of the Sampson story self sacrifice the ending of the story of Samson is that god give me one more chance to defeat the enemies I know I'm going out with them you don't think trump is going to bring this L. ng court down head no I'm not I'm not saying that trump stories going to and in that capacity but I think they're they're Gilbert goes out there's going to be a crowd there he's going to be in the middle pushing against the pillars it's a happy I'll give me a baby will work but your point being is that that same Sampson sacrificed a lot for the kingdom of god for god's chosen people and so just as president trump yeah however god calls people to sometimes fight the fight said god's chosen people are not always going to fight but but let me hit pause why to Seamus that's what we got that I sekali rod does this over and over in history windows when god said I'm going to bring this gospel and my messiah to to the Jew first right he says but if you are slow to move on this I will bring it to the gentiles to shame you to make you jealous and that's what god does this over yes over he says I'm gonna I'm gonna pick up the worst of the worst the thrice married philandering billionaire and you get to show you what I can do through anyone yes and I'm not here to bash previous Republican presidents not what I do is my job but I will say why did the three time married previous pro choice Planned Parenthood donating New York billionaire reaches late front page playboy magazine the first presence because the March for life amen why would George have you I'm not here bush bash I think he's over there that's my I think as a general idea of the bushes but the viewpoint is so clearly true you ask yourself this question over and over why would it be that guy why yes to be that guy in and part of it spiritually speaking is that god says I'm gonna show you he does it over and over through history you mentioned Sampson but there are innumerable cases of him choosing the last the words correctly they David while David was chosen among all his brothers it's like what about him it's a show set for to be very similar over over again that's god's M. O. yeah and and I I challenge Christians I say so let me let me perfect what I asked people what do you want in a leader and they say well I want the leader to be role a role model she really is that what parents are for first and foremost never growing up that my father say you know that bush I want you to be like that guy and I'm not I'm not I'm not going to you know say every single you know peace is an excuse for that behavior role model start the proximity to the children this this this leftist narrative that somehow the people that we put in positions of power are dark we should we we've got we've got to get another break about I just want to say like there is no doubt that Obama is a good father a good husband but he allowed millions of babies to be butchered in the womb and the discussion he ended traditional marriages I mean it goes on and on do we not bring that up we'll be right back with Charlie Kirk let.
"charles kirk" Discussed on Come to the Table
"Always told people I'm like I swear. The person that I end up with is going to be a little piece of every single person that I've loved throughout my life like all the good parts. I think that's what we all hope for. Is We take all the good parts that people that we've loved along the way and magically? There's this person is all of those things that innocuous Josh two months end to US dating he got diagnosed with snow wheel. Sarcoma which is a very very aggressive form of cancer that takes money people's lives unfortunately and luckily has was contained and he gave me an out right away he was like. Hey listen if this isn't something that you want to sign up for. I wouldn't ever think anything less of you. You're one of the most incredible people I've ever met and I appreciate having you in my life up until this point but I would never expect to to stick by my side. I know we only been together for two months and I just told him. I've never gonNa meet another Josh Powell. I'm already in love with you. Levin Action IS LISTENING TO UNDERSTAND NOT TO REACT. All are welcome to come to the table and all are welcome to listen breast. Everyone welcome to another episode of the PODCAST. This your host Sean McCoy and so pardon me for this. Lose my voice. I went to speak and say something. I got a little something to my throat so I apologize to you guys and gals that are out there. It does not dampened by any stretch of the imagination This conversation and Yes for the time I Am excited about to sit down at the table with Bobby Pal and if you remember Charles Kirk episode of the gentleman who I met through Lincoln who put it out there for the world. Hey we need to talk about Mental Health. We talk about PTSD. I want the world to know that I've gone through this. There's a better way to do it. Get yourself some help. Had A great conversation with him. Hit it off just like a couple of military buddies do sometimes it just it really nice rapport with him. Well he tagged me in a post on unlinked in in something. You GotTa meet Josh. I I got the impression he was like. You need to meet Josh Powell. Or and then it was fob. Powell and I was like whoever you thank brother. I mean like it's fine with me. Let me know in he and then and so. He sent me a message that there was a there was a lady he wanted me to introduce introduce to and expect a phone call in was as hated as you talked to you yet and. I was sitting with my wife. And there's a number POPs up from some San San Luis Obispo in there in California. And I typically. When I don't get those numbers get those calls. You just never know who their from selling you insurance or less chance to get health care or whatnot but this. I remember going through town in wanted to wanted to answer and so so I did. And he's on the other line we spent about forty five minutes talking and it was like again. Was Charles Likable friends. Who just just kind of hit it off and just an experienced chewed some of the same dirt lot of different dirt but a lot of the same enough that listening to her I. It took me about a microseconds to think. No no we want to have her on because she has a perspective that she's going to bring we haven't quite heard from yet and I really want to bring this out here for people. Talk about a couple of different. There's all kinds of nuances that we can talk about. What kind of a couple of primary ones? The reason Josh Powell's name was put out there. Beginning is Josh Powell was her husband and he lost a battle. Almost a little over two nephews battled cancer if I remember correctly. Nobile Sarcoma and you know so she. She lost her husband to cancer or Army Ranger Point Grad. We'll talk about. I'm sure in what she's done with that. She started a foundation. Now those are may or may not know me out there in the world. That's that's one of those places. I know a few things about my wife and I in terms of our professional and personal time. And what we've done so we start talking about that Aaron. What she's doing and it really was a beautiful example of what I've seen so many times in the wake of these awful situations you know. We tend to do that. In this with our podcast. You know we've had Jennifer I can horse on. We've had a Chad. Miro on people that have really seen trauma and his most losing causing speed lose their lives. Have Your family losing lives. Now what do we do with this pain? And how do we react with it? And if you remember the Corrado episode and I think it's part of that journey what do you do when the harvest is not what you were hoping for is not what you want. What do you do with that energy? Because it's still there for you to deal with and how do you handle it and one of the things that I just? It just makes my heart sing when I see people like bobby who turn around and take this pain and the suffering and then instead of just an in look. There's no right or wrong here. I don't WanNa get the impression that there's some you have to do. When they take that and they go out and serve literally just serve. The hearts and minds of other people are going through this that that seems to me. It just seems to me and it makes me gives me hope you know it gives me hope. I've friends of mine who've lost children to cancer and so when you see them still laughing you still see them smiling. Still see them working through these things. It gives gives me a sense that we can go through the worst. And there's a chance there's hope that we're going to be okay Never the same. Never what we want with it. We're GONNA be alright and so after conversation. I made it real easy quick decision and so she's here today and thank you so much for taking time out of your day to come to the table. Yes no thank you so much for having me. I'm so glad that we were introduced through Charleston. Just that I get to be here today. Show a little bit about my story in perspective that I've gained through it awesome. So as you know here comes the fun part a little bit more about you so we have two thousand. Would you rather questions so you get to pick a number one through two thousand three times? We'll do our three normal questions and we'll get to know the bit more about you. All right. My first numbers thirteen thirteen have a special special place or is it just random number thirteen Josh's favorites number and just a number of that has been attached to me ever since we met so I gotta ask because thirteen is typically right typically that one there we avoid. You know someone that's supposed to be bad. What was it about thirteen? The made a special for him. I think it was one of his first sports numbers and he just stuck with it he just always if he had the opportunity to be thirteen anyways and my favorite number three so. I was totally fine with it. I'm like okay just out of one onto that or good sense. Go deal all right. So here's the question. Would you rather eat ice cream every day for a year or go without ice cream or two years? That's interesting you should say that. I actually normally don't buy ice cream. I have ice cream in my freezer right now that I've eaten the possibility that has been really good but I think I could go without ice cream bird two years ice cream. I love it but I just. It's not something that I would die without. So is there. Is there a dessert that you just have to have? I do have a sweet tooth so I do like to have something sweet after. Dinner doesn't have to be anything specific but it's typically not chocolate like maybe like a fruit tart or cheesecake. Or something. I don't have like one specific thing that I couldn't live without. I'll find some other sweet thing to love. This is a good place. Because there's some of those desserts that we we have to have so knicks number. And let's go with three since it's five off. Would you rather be an angel on your friends shoulder or a devil on your enemies shoulder? Oh an angel. My friend shoulder any friend. You thought any friend that you thought about this. Then I'll event of them. I feel like I try and be an angel on everyone shoulder. The people that I love I just want them to just enjoy life and see it through the best perspective and I just enjoy seeing my people happy and really finding things in life that make them feel like they have purpose. Live in all right. We'll get to our our standard three. Okay let's go with forty six six is would you rather have had their wet the bed or your significant other with the bid so you can laugh definitely my significant other? I am so embarrassed and I'm like a total perfectionist. So much rather laugh in Josh would definitely not mind being made fun of so much. Rather have that than me with that. I think it'd be. I think I would take that same man is and you feel like you should be able to like. It shouldn't be that big of a deal. The idea being that embarrassed but but if somebody else like if my wife did it said it'd be like Oh yeah in the in the world so for sure. I saw her standard three as we go into. This is the first one is in as as with all these questions. You can answer it however you want to whatever degree you feel comfortable. I wanted to be. What do you believe in? I've been told this many times throughout my life that I believe in love more than anybody that they've met before so I would say I believe in extraordinary love. I've I believe that exists. I know that I've had it and I believe that I could have it again. And I I believe in sharing that with the world So that more people believe that it can be possible for them as well. We just don't be the only thing that we were you. So you Aram Com fan. You like the sappy romantic movie type that more than that I just. I really love true stories. I love movies based off of true stories. Of course I love a happy ending when it comes to romantic comedies. That's always nice but Reality like true. Unconditional love through struggle and pain. I think is more important. You know I think movies that show in portray a loving relationship but also show the reality of life through that process. Is I get more attracted to movies like that than just your typical like happy-go-lucky. Everything's great we fall in love happily ever after. Yeah I'm trying hard not to jump ahead but will like this and so let's jump but before we do so let's get to this the second one. So what faith other than your own or what faith or any general faith? It's kind of outside your realm of what you believe. Would you say that you believe has had the greatest impact on you personally? Good or bad. I don't know if there's like one specific scenario. I think I'm very open minded person I. We've talked about this a little bit before but I'm not somebody who grew up with a family that went to church every Sunday but I was always really interested and intrigued with having a relationship with God and I would go with mostly every family or every friend that I had who had a family. That would go to church on Sundays. I would always.
"charles kirk" Discussed on Come to the Table
"David Outlook Dot Com and by all means feel free to connect with me I like both things beings on rope in about health and hitting and you know it doesn't matter if somebody comments you know whether they agree. I Love I love the reports and the re shares and it doesn't matter it you folks and our Chrysler Doll me or my parents is or anything like that. It is what it is and it's perfectly fine. Everybody everybody is allowed to have their opinion. So by all means an act with me a thin meaning by mail or whatever it is that you'd like beautiful beautiful and we'll take some stuff in this as well because interview. If your friends me on Lincoln he's a connection. You find them that way too so all right man well he look again. Thank you buddy. I really appreciate you doing this looking forward to continue the conversation. And we'll do this again. And just maybe the same subject or like you said about some different with what I definitely should have gone. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Thank you for giving me. Avoid Sweetheart takes away. Thank you for listening to the come to the table. Podcast subscribe by finding US wherever you listen to podcasts. And you can find links to all of them on our website at. Www DOT D. Come to the table. Podcast DOT COM. We'd also love to hear from you. Reach out to Sean. By sending an email to Shawn at the come to the table. Podcasts DOT COM. Follow us on facebook instagram and on twitter. Thanks for listening and God. Bless everyone.
"charles kirk" Discussed on Come to the Table
"Far as the anxiety and depression inger idiocy you know it really really got to me it really got up or thinking. Clearly you know I it. It like my therapist. Says it's about reaction instead of thinking about it and then reacting where we're tailored more towards. Here's the problem. Here's the reaction versus. Here's the problem. Here's a solution. Here's the reaction so I did to choke point in the road. And he can't go left to me he can't go right at me. I stopped the car and go to get out of the car. My wife been there with me through thick and thin at that point you know she she would always say like you need to go get help but I always blew it off and go to get out of the car and she's grabbing me. She's like chuck. We do this so it is going so we got our daughter with US reports. Like what you're right so I go to get back into the car and the Guy Closes Orange and that's where being the viral data control. Get Out of our back in his car. I pulled my pistol on him. I threaten to kill on told them wires along and you know just looking back now and seeing the look on his face when I did as he either be an maybe and thinking of what I may have ended his life at that point because of my issued with my anger and my anxiety and not properly angel English situation So nothing I know.
"charles kirk" Discussed on Come to the Table
"Or people. That are paraplegic. Now people that suffered from you know all those individuals that ultimate price and I felt that I owed then who continued that service Protecting my country. Whenever that time call and I've apart here on my form I it's not me then. Who so if everybody had that that relief and you know. I don't want to go into military because I don't want to go to war or I don't want to die or you know things of that nature and we wouldn't have any military. That's everybody believe so that that's one of the biggest things is if not me. Then who and you do. You join a broader. You really do you train together. You fight together. You live together. You Party together. D'you have Christmases and Thanksgiving all these holidays together. And you'd be wrong a brotherhood or a skirt. Or you know trying to make it all inclusive here and you know once when you fought together you create this bond that be broken I've a really good friend of mine that I do. Once in a blue moon. It might be once every two to three months but we always pick up like this. We still together twenty four seven because we created this brotherhood. And so having that era of I.
"charles kirk" Discussed on Come to the Table
"People are still dying still is still five happening bonds into whatever you know. It's still a war and I tell everybody like the U. It might be ridiculous. Is this other person. It might be ridiculous but if I think oh who Afghanistan or Iraq or wherever and I can fight them on their turf put. I'm going to do to keep my family safe instead of them. Having the opportunity over here in 'cause another nine eleven I would much rather than than their effort their time their money fighting me on their soil than saving their money and take all their effort into pointing another nine eleven. That's how I viewed it. That's how bought off on it and that's how we tried to get my sides of you when I'm going over there to protect our auditions. Were not going over there to you. Know fight for oil or whatever you will be. Maybe we are. Maybe I don't know I don't feel in the politics of it but if I can go over there and keep then they're fighting me then that's what I'm GonNa do to protect my family being attacked over here that he doesn't and I appreciate you saying that because I struggle with why. We're still there so that that that does help me on a personal level. We can circle back to that but I wanted to. Kinda back a little bit. You said a while back and I think this is critical. You as you said in the very beginning you knew when you came back you kind of know like you know you can say some things. I knew a guy who got out the navy years ago. He refused us up drinking until he did him with you. All the CAC level stuff and all the different alcohol rehabilitation and he just said as long as long as he was in an active duty was going to get us going to get drunk everyday and he did so. There's all kinds there's ways you can get out of this. I knew guys that got out. Who said that they were gay guys? That did that just that. Hey yeah they. They weren't but they said that just to get out and you can people can make that what they will but I say all that to say that you know there's an call gamesmanship but I wanna get to the crux and try to help understand a little bit of what you just ended with. Which is you know you can say that and it will take you down a certain path but there's word you didn't mention but I think I kind of hear it and that's duty and in doing your duty and playing your part in being being part of that group that is that is that you don't want to not do your job for lack of a better expression and especially don't want to not be there for your guys. Can you talk a little bit about the environment? The culture around that in that in that kind of how? That's it's almost unspoken or if it is how's it redressed and kind of help us understand. Why even once? Maybe you started as kind of realize it. I don't WanNA put words in your mouth but even if you even as you do understand those things you still don't want to say something because then it will take you away from being. It's not that you WanNa go there and you enjoy it. I think a lot of this as well. And this may be kind of multifaceted questions and you can take it wherever you want. But you also want to leave your guys. I don't WanNa leave those guys alone. You don't WanNa be the guy staying back while they're going out there especially if you know what's coming you don't WanNa do that right. I mean I never. I always felt that way. We weren't out you know we're not doing crazy stuff or intense stuff but there were. I remember there being a strong. I never wanted to do that. I never wanted to be the guy that didn't pull my weight. And they WANNA be the guy that was a I wanted to be an asset and I want to be asked for my for my other guys and be there for them guys and Gals who I served with. Who who were there? Maybe because a lot of people may see you hear what you single. Well if you're having if you can't even drive by pilot trash you know. What does everybody saying? We'll just go get help. Just go get help Charles so it may not be that easy maybe. Kinda talk a little bit to the culture as to why it wasn't as easy as just saying. Hey I need I need help. Wonder Well I'll take you further back and to why join the military you know that. That's one of the biggest question that people ask on times whenever they find out.
"charles kirk" Discussed on Come to the Table
"I FALL ASLEEP? The trash on the road with freaked me out drive around or anything like that but I would get the idea taxes on reasons not realizing like. Oh these words. Idee I might need to go eat money so I go back on my second deployment so we were. We were lucky. We went on my first appointment for eleven months in home for eight eighty one and went right back there my second appointment now that that was a fun one that would that would universal and that would on average we were losing one vehicle a week you Iud's We locked the died he added. We lost the guy for landmine of on my first appointment. We ran over a landmine luck. We didn't lose anybody so my appointment being on average a vehicle the week like never whenever you rolled out definitely suffered you know when when go much you know isn't going to happen. When is this going to happen? And I came back from that point and that where started noticing where my my sweet little boy growing up central Florida attitude with different now. I'm more numb to my environment where I should feel sadness. I Where I feel grief. I felt nothing where I should feel. Happy did nothing over very lived. You know nothing it really really bring me down but nothing really bring me up either and even still without point. I'd never recognized as PDF. It was just more so of you know they didn't meet I. Am You know I'm an infantryman so I'm not supposed to feel one way or the other? Because when you go on your deployments especially combat arms you. They're being in their situations that you have to do the Act. React to where you you have to take your feelings out of it or else. Maybe you wouldn't be able to we athletes your way so if you ever read a book by Dave Grossman like inside out there. Lieutenant Colonel They're very against he was He wrote a couple of different books but one of the biggest things that he's talked about fight or flight and he discusses.
"charles kirk" Discussed on Come to the Table
"But I never really thought of it until after my first appointment and even then though my first appointment was the Iraq invasion. I admit Afghanistan's because I was in Korea Made a commitment. I think that even though I tried but couldn't so I came back stateside for People Kentucky. I was there for four months and shipped off to Iraq unit and we invaded that. We came back eleven months later. And that's when we started talking about. Ptsd because you gotta come through. You GotTa go through reintegration aunts. They hand you these little cards and you gotta fill up these little cards about how you're feeling and what your feeling are and you have to talk to a Arab for about five minutes but over the car but yeah you're good to go by and everybody knows everybody knew at that point where you put on there like yeah. I'm having anxiety attack. Crafts like all the different kinds of You're you're probably not going to go on another deployment or maybe an you'll be able to serve in the military so everybody you know not everybody. I'm not trying to make a lot of people from what I feel what I've talked to. You know we discuss things and chaired being pretty much live from the card and says yeah no great. I'm and you know you don't take the friend do it? So being back on that deployment loud noises start on me. I wasn't having. I would consider nightmares. I would add dreams. Whatever ends about being void. You know the one. We'll stop it if I was bear. Not relenting a negative memory or anything like that. It's just about being in Iraq But out of nowhere and I didn't realize it out. I mean any idea attacked especially while I was driving and at that point implying where we were. We worked our way all the way from way up in Allah Baghdad. Remarkable.
"charles kirk" Discussed on Come to the Table
"Each individual. You know. It's out there and telling me like well in the Bible you know the music crash. And it's against God because in the Bible says to make a joyful noise until the Lord that it's not joyful and I was like well that's your opinion on that because to this person that baby joyful with you not toy full so there we have that manmade rule of Abeille that it's not toy so we should be listening to that but if that's the way to reach that individual then so be it just enjoying listening to reach. I'm GONNA keep going. No no I'm with you. I'm with you know it's Yeah Yeah Okay. Yeah Yeah no good that you could get. We just stopped there all right appreciate your time. We're good we're going to call it but no no. It's beautiful. I love it appreciate it. So slow intro inside a kind of Kind of start things off that you know the main crux of what you posted about and we talked about earlier in really kind of the action if you will or or the potential here is really one of the big. Potential areas obviously tons of areas. We go down but the mental health side we. I think we have done a really good job of throwing this out there that you know everybody knows. Ptsd we've heard this phrase PTSD PTSD over and over again. You were very gracious and I appreciate very much so that you said something about that. It's not just a war veteran disease disorder. I just had lunch with a friend of mine the other day who has been diagnosed a PTSD from the loss of his son in two thousand eight. I was eleven years ago and I watched this. He continues to suffer from and you can come up with the jesuits they want. I really don't care. I'm just telling you I've seen it in places that have nothing to do with combat. It's trauma and the ability to deal with. Its I really appreciate you kind of including making that inclusive aspect that it's not just a you don't have to go in the front lines in Iraq in order to have trauma it's all over. It happens all the time. Different ways So to that though can we? I'd love to get your take on kind of that. What that means to you in your journey limit around win it started when it started when he started here about it. Were you taught about it when you first started to deploy did it come later and then kind of your your experience around you know? Not only being aware of it was something that you saw other people doing when when you realized it may come and wherever that journey kind of takes us. I really start there and help people out there understand when we hear. Ptsd and then when you hear Ptsd what is your take on it from a general standpoint. Yeah Yeah and I I think I ever heard of PD. Esi will looking back at what I know. Now we've all heard if ucse we do any type of review or research on world works to for instance If we go back to war here we heard a lot about shell shot or shell. Shock is after route we day would be called PTSD. But we don't relate to and I think that we should but we we don't you don't hear of it as much like that like oh we're seeing PBS. The shell shock. You think of Iraq and Afghanistan you.
"charles kirk" Discussed on Come to the Table
"To anything with that one or is that just a random number. I just another unit. I was in warming. Gotcha which unions encasing ladies. Listen to him. I saw another one first. Italians read twenty three here on Fort Campbell as well and the crazy being being in Iraq on Fort Campbell. You either them or you. Absolutely hate him. And it's always a huge rivalry so when I left the Rocco bond and got stationed in or Jackson South Carolina. I reenlisted come back or Campbell and I guess branch had a funny anti fewer and they put me in Greece seven instead of one eight seven so very interesting so it's almost like taking you from Louis. One one gang one group of guys to the to the rivals in. Yeah I let let the crypt blood so so so was the initiation the initiation into that if they where you were coming from. I must have been brutal. Actually because my first sergeant there three to seven foot surgeon in one eight seven okay so beautiful yes i. It'll be lucky than good. That's for sure. Nice Nice I. So here's three to seven. Would you rather spend the night in a dumpster or a Porta? Potty was on either way it's pretty disgusting. I'd go with comfort. Definitely go with the dumpster. I feel like some of the places that I've lived in Iraq in a dumpster. So much rather go see nothing would be i. At least you could stretch out right may stink can you? Maybe but at least you could stretch out a little bit right. Organically that there's like no way. Yeah you're GonNa be you got in there in the Corner Party. I guess but both both would be terrible but you pay for show right so last one move onto our standard questions The last point in the book of four thousand two thousand. Would you rather buy an uncooked potato or Brussels sprouts uncooked potato? Without a doubt. I absolutely defied rebel crowd. I like they like mashed potatoes. I like potato like French fries. I like anything Saito Twenty three on that is is my ex-wife wife now. She was so excited. One day I called her and I was like. Hey what's for dinner and she's like oh. I made something that you're absolutely going to love like. She's like Brussel sprouts. Like oh I absolutely hate fossil crowds and she was fired. I thought you loved them and She made she made these broker crowds..
"charles kirk" Discussed on Come to the Table
"I think police use the code. One eight seven and it was a unit in the army that I deported Iraq. With a few fine We were always in first Italian one. Eight seven infantry Third Brigade Rocco Bond. Nice Nice that's why we asked us. Let's see right there. Where he learned is that. That's good would you rather never celebrate your birthday again or never drink alcohol again? I'm gonNA never drink alcohol again to be honest with you John One thing that I've learned is is myself and alcohol. Crazy being tend to happen Being probably that should not happen You know I was. I was at about point in between my deployment when you know even before we came up with appointment we already knew when we were going back. And so when we would come back it would just be a free for all and I can't take a weekend and half on a weeknight where we were sober. I say we because there were few of us I even got to the point where I had a jeep wrangler. If I'm and it almost got repossessed because instead of paying my payment I would spend money on alcohol and party so instead of going down that road again follower of Amen. I can tell you I mean not quite intense but definitely when we used to. Come back off of deployments and exercises and stuff and all my ship you you'd come back and like you said it was almost like. I mean you really kind of off you will never really off. You may be technically off duty or whatever but you know. There's just that you're still you're still on and you have to be ready to be on it at a moment's notice. I definitely and that's one of those things about being in the military law. It seems you can parlay job you show up in the morning and for a lot of times. It's that but like you said it's always there and I think knowing for sure if you're going back to something like that I could definitely see how that would. Yeah so keeping. Yeah Yeah Sorry. Pick.
"charles kirk" Discussed on Come to the Table
"Lovin action is listening to understand not to react all are welcome to come to the table and all are welcome to listen and God bless everyone. Welcome to another episode of the come to the table. Podcast is your host Sean McCoy and as many. Y'All know I served in the military. I think that mental health. I think I think all this stuff that we keep seeing and have been seeing now for a long time. There are some issues out there in the world that are exacerbated by certain situations like combat military experience. And then just life in general. I mean you don't have to go overseas to have trump out there and the real question that we have so often some of the some of the greatest challenges we have in our society is what do we do with the result of those challenges. How do we address mental health? It's it's an invisible wound. It's something we cannot see. It is so easy to mask one of the big criticisms of Church of course. And I've heard this all my life and I've seen it you walk in the door. How you doing man. I'm living the dream. I tell people all the time. It's one of my favorite things if you've known me for a long time if you will ask me how. I'm doing SAM living the dream in typically the response I get is bewildered like what what are you talking about. I think there's some things around that that I could talk about later. But that's not really the point to that so often times we mask. We don't talk about things. And there's a stigma. We had a Rachel Summers on here. While back you'll may remember who who is a stripper. And who's the whole point of the episode was give her a chance to talk around the stigmas associated with her industry. And what she does. There's so many stigmas that we have out there and one of them which is an industry specific which is human specific. Is this idea around. Mental health is idea around. Well if you can't hack it or you have a nervous breakdown or you're not toughing especially for in the back and say this and I'm not trying to be misogynistic or trying to say there's not stress on both sides relative to your gender but I would say especially in the United States in western culture and even across the world there is a predominance of expectation the for men to be so strong that we have no weaknesses not allow worthy be worthy pillar the foundation the rock to make things happen and and folks just isn't always the case it can it. Can you can take down the mightiest walls in terms of just these things and when it when they fall they fall hard. I think it's why the suicide rates are the way they are. I do believe it's why we just we just don't feel like we can talk about it. And so the essence of this show is to get out there and say nope no we are going to talk about it or can have people on. We're GONNA talk about the Tub- subjects or in a challenge these things and try to be another voice out there in the CEO voices because it's not just us trying to make these things happen and trying to make this for lack of a better word. Progress I don't know if that's the right word. I think is more of awareness understanding in this compassion. So what what do you do in the address with? What do you do when you're associated or confronted by this and so as as these things happen of this one comes from Lincoln so Charles Kirk is joining us today and he a post out there in a friend of mine? Mark Vos happened to like one of those little moments. I I say God moments that I got to see this post took a look in. This is what Charles wrote which is why he's here today. I'm going to read it in. His post on. Lincoln says being in the military in deploying multiple times. Back to back now. I'm a veteran with multiple deployments and sometimes the struggle is real looking back at my life before the military and looking at my life after the military. I would sit and wonder where me was. I felt lost in Numb. I didn't have the feelings I knew I should have. I blocked out everything. A loss family lost friends. I was self destructive. There was a point in time where I sat there on the side of the road and handcuffs surrounded by multiple cop cars while my wife Sob sitting in the car. I destroyed great jobs. I had my marriage I was alone and Felton. Nothing I say this to you if this is you. Fight the stigma and get help. I've been there. I still fight everything I said above but now I'm getting help. I'm not ashamed. Admit that reach out and talk. Don't wait until you destroyed everything you know in love. Get help as tag veteran Hashtag mental health. When I saw that you just pulled at my heart because it's so easy I'm going to say almost say this right. It's it's it's really easy to be on the victim side. It's really easy to go to those. That are suffering. We kind of know her at the end of this and say help them. But what about those that are going through their own trauma on the on the side of you want to call this perpetrator side or on the other side of the hip caused that cop car to be pulled over when we watch cops it becomes very easy? Are shows like that we know who the bad guys are. We know the good guys are we. Forget that that's a human being handcuffed on the ground in the backseat of that with those flashing lights and their life is changing at that moment and it becomes very easy to kind of say now. Justice is served. They're getting what they deserve. But we have no idea. Y'All we really really don't. We really really don't nine percent of time unless you know that you have no idea what brought them to that point and not what? They're feeling in that moment. And what do they need? At that moment I would argue. Take a page out of our friend. Bernard Brown's book. And what does she say isn't shame. Chamberlain help anybody all so when Charles put that out there. I just knew I had to talk to him. I knew I had to get him on here. And so with that so without further. Ado Charles Thank you so much man for him the courage to put that post out there and thank you so much for taking the time to come to the table on and and I like to say thank you so much for letting me come on in the story you know if I could if I could reach one. Individual guy is on the edge of getting. But it's not getting it then. I feel like you know we have completed something. We have helped one person and it doesn't necessarily have to be somebody statistically a veteran or better and that was in war on it can be anybody out there that from the people can get. Ptsd from from anything From being a rape victim to being robbed at gunpoint overnight point to being a better and more so you know like I said in my wink. Impose if you're there and you're out there and you need that help and you're on the fence. Go get help before you do. Destroy Everything that you know in love in your close to you amen. And that is our goal here so we just get one man. We're good brother. I agree totally so as I told you kind of go back and forth from a mood standpoint. The way we get things started here or some questions to get to know you Charles and getting a little bit about what you think and how you are so we have three you get to pick a number one through two thousand. I just got a new book. It's two thousand. Would you rather questions so give me a number one through two thousand and ask you a question and we'll do that three times? Nothing like being put on like. Oh where at one. Eight one eight seven. So are you a fan of hip hop fan by chance or actually.
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"Tremendous number of people help make this possible I also want to say hello to Linda and Larry starless we're right here these are the parents of the friends of ours in fort worth kirke person Charles Kirk is the pitching coach at TCU and we live right around the corner from TCU and from cooking Kristin you guys get the war for traveling the far this tonight they came to an after hours to be with us so thank you very much for being here I hope the book is worth it let me know I'll be asking you and thanks to all of you for being here as well gosh it's great to be back the first time I came to the Nixon library was in nineteen ninety five I was an intern at the Ronald Reagan presidential library and Richard on Smith who is the director of the Reagan library at the time brought me down his friend John Taylor was running things down here and John showed us around and I'll never forget it it was it was wonderful to be here and then I came again in nineteen or two thousand seven with the release of the Eisenhower book sandy Quinn was kind enough to have to have me come down and then of course in two thousand ten once the book was announced I began once the book was was missing and I had a deal and was able to research and I came here and began going through the files and spent a number of months here in two thousand ten eleven twelve and thirteen doing the research so it's been amazing you know when I first started this project I wonder is it really an audience for this is a really a market do people really care last week we were the number one new arrival on Amazon ahead of Bill rightly we've arrived is awesome I did an interview last week in the Dallas fort worth area with the number one morning show and the anchor is a football play by play guy and I thought well I better have my Nicks and sports stories ready for this interview and he spent fifteen minutes walking me through the post presidency and Reagan and Gorbachev and Yeltsin and Clinton at the end of it I sent an email I said I really appreciate you having on today and he wrote me back and said Nixon is one was fastening people I I've always been a fan of Nixon so it's amazing how they are Nixon people all over the world and and we we don't even realize that sometimes it is an amazing man an amazing career my stories historian has always been to try to tell the stories that have been on hold but but need to be told and to focus on stories that we know something about what we need to know a lot more about and so for me the road less traveled in historical scholarship first let me to the story of Eisenhower and civil rights in a book called Ike's final battle the road a little rock and challenge of a quality which came out in two thousand seven in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of the little rock Central High School crisis and of course the road less traveled has also led me to the Nixon post presidency this is a story that needs to be told and it's a story that needs to be understood in a way.