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Fresh "Churchill" from ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show
"Ever. And he's And it like matter of fact, like Of course, he had too much cough syrup and urinated in the hay. That's what happens if you're one of the guys working on the back of the track at Churchill Downs, and Bob Baffert is throwing you under the bus. Like, man. Anything they drink your coffee syrup, like like I was just hanging out. Put them into those. This is more than one thought, But it's an interesting change it how much of those guys make it, Matt? I mean, it can't be much to work on the back of the track at Churchill Downs. Bailing the Hey, you're taking care of the horses like it. So I feel like if you have a Derby horse, you're not just urinating in its Hey, I feel like they get top level. Hey, I mean, I'm not there When they give the Hey, they're not at the bathrooms and the backstretch of Churchill Downs. America, not for the people down and cough syrup. So just Baffert is ridiculous. I've actually enjoyed watching this happen. There you go. That is one thought. I guess for the last one. We did more than one thought, but nevertheless, I hope it was a good thought. Now, as far as everything else, one of the thoughts I had with Air and West. We both represent in some ways to of the craziest fan bases in sports. The craziest the Cleveland Browns. In the Kentucky Wildcats. But what are the craziest fan bases in every sport? We will tell you Next on Freddie Fitzsimmons coming up on the Max Kellerman shoulders, Little compulsively compete Floyd Mayweather in a boxing ring. I'll ask him Check it out. The Max Kellerman show weekdays to Eastern on ESPN Radio and ESPN plus Do you hear my computer career ads and think I don't know anything about computers? Well, you don't have to before Starting many graduates could turn a computer on and off and that's it. Now their I T pros. You could do it to go to my computer career Daddy to you and take the free career evaluation. You could start your new life in his little is four months. Grants covering up to 53% of the cost are available to those who qualify. It's not rocket science. It's my computer career. It's time for some straight talk. Sure saving money feels good, but.
Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Fails Post-Race Drug Test
"Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is tested positive for a banned raced a drug and trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended from entering horses at Churchill Downs, and the track has suggested that it would invalidate the horses Derby victory If the results of a failed post race test are
Fresh update on "churchill" discussed on Mornings with Virginia Trioli
"James. I'm gonna leave. It needs to continue. Well, Victor golf today you you can fill in the online application form and take it from the Thank you. Thank you. I'm sorry about the situation. You find yourself in there. Adrian from Churchill has a lease question as well. Hi, Agent. What's going on? Um Hello, Junior and dive and I have a long time lease with my local city council for a small parcel of land. It's recently come to the agricultural land commercially. Now it's actually I hang a side on the local aerodrome. Um I built a hanger on it, and it's recently come to my attention that the rental on Pi ng is significantly above us all out for in the loose the loose Starts with annual rental in crisis were to be determined by reference to CP. I Yes.
2 Americans Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Italian Police Officer
"Life in prison for two Americans who were on trial in Italy for the killing of a police officer in 2019. The jury deliberated for more than 12 hours before handing down the country's stiffest sentence to 21 Year Old physical Lee Elder and 20 Year old Gabriel Natali. Yours in the death of Mario Churchill. Oh, Rega! Elder stabbed the officer who was unarmed and in plain clothes multiple times. Both Americans claim they did not know Churchill a Reagan was police. It all happened after the two. Then teams on vacation in Italy tried to buy cocaine one night and got ripped off by the dealer
Fresh update on "churchill" discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show
"News. Is he one of the sob toward try to get some sympathy. And he blames Kittle culture for the positive test surrounding Medina spirit. Okay, Well, I haven't heard anything officially, they haven't told me anything. Uh, I know with Churchill Downs came out with that statement. That was pretty harsh, and I think they had to just you know, it's you know, with all the noise going out, you know, we live in a different world. Now this this America is different. And this it was like a chancel culture. Kind of Ah thing, so they're reviewing it. Bob Baffert. Your opinion does not matter..
Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby
"And he did so from Churchill Downs where history was made at this year's Kentucky Derby trainer Bob Baffert winning his record 1/7. Run for the Roses effort, hadn't said much about Medina spirit and didn't expect to see many reporters around his bar and ahead of Derby. I'm sure I won't see you the rest of league, but I appreciate you guys coming by talking to me. Oh, you have to go back to the days when there's hardly anybody here. At the 15 to 1 colt changed the narrative with a half length win in the run for the Roses to give Baffert his seventh Kentucky Derby. The most in history came in under the radar, and I just know I want to come in here bragging or anything like that. You know, horsemen getting beat, you know, and so for him to win just happened, you know, so Heavily favored essential
Fresh update on "churchill" discussed on Ben Ferguson
"Mac The caption says the controversial gambling package will not be coming up for a vote. It stalled after negotiations in the Alabama house broke down Governor Ivy offering this reaction we're doing nothing changes, nothing way still have illegal gambling rampant in our state. Done. I'm in the shadows. We certainly need to have Clear, enforceable out so we can regulate gambling and let the people have the benefit of the be the beneficiaries of the proceeds. But opponents are celebrating the demise of the gambling package, saying it put the state in the position of picking winners and losers by reserving casinos for a chosen few. Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit could be stripped of the wind. Medina Spirit tested positive for a small level of an anti inflammatory drug after the race trainer Bob Baffert is under heavy scrutiny. Fox Newsbill Hemmer, But you've had five horses from the Baffert barn and last year to fail a drug test now what would explain, but they were all resolved. They were all they were contamination that that is the problem right there and People in the public don't understand people in my world, they understand it's this is all BS. Baffert's other horses air suspended from running at Churchill Downs till this is resolved. Another test being run. If it comes back positive, Medina spirit will be disqualified, and the second place finisher Man Balloon will be the new winner. Baffert denies that horse was ever given that drug. I cannot believe I never thought I'd have to be fighting for my reputation and and there's four horses reputation, his lawyer standing by to file a temporary restore Raining order of Medina Spirits denied entry to Saturday's Preakness. You know, racing has a problem above after. It's not the problem. I'm Leah Brandon, and I'm Jim Charity. You're next to use it. Seven more Michael Berry in one minute. On NewsRadio. 1055 w We are see Sean Hannity. Right go.
The Story of a Second World War British Spy: Vera Atkins
"In nineteen. Thirty three vera moved to london to attend a secretarial college. While there she changed her last name to atkins which was her mother's english maiden name. Furious father died that same year and vera returned to romania to be with her mother but in nineteen thirty seven as the safety of jews in central europe was under threat. Vera decided to move to london permanently in the early nineteen forties. Vera caught the eye of the british secret service. Aside from her fluency in german english. French and romanian she also had multiple family members who had passed confidential information across europe between world wars. One and two. She was the perfect candidate for covert operation responsibilities. Vera joined britain's special operations executive or the s we in nineteen forty one as secretary. The sol was set up by prime minister. Winston churchill with the intent of conducting espionage sabotage and reconnaissance throughout occupied europe. Fear worked diligently to rise through the ranks. She moved from secretary to intelligence officer to principal assistant to the director. Colonel maurice buck master. She was assigned the majority of the operational planning for the france section of the sob although never confirmed by author ian fleming. It's believed that colonel. Buck master is m in the james bond. Series and vera was an inspiration for the character of miss. Moneypenny dot said. Vera did not share miss. Moneypenny is romantic. Love struck nature furious. Primary job was to recruit and deploy british agents into occupied france. Vera interviewed the candidates in a stark dimly lit hotel room with just a desk two chairs and a light bulb
Fresh update on "churchill" discussed on Mark Levin
"Restaurants and bars, seating will be allowed again. The governor says. The state's not out of the woods yet Another nine Kentucky ins have died from Cove in 19. Governor. Bashir was also asked to comment on Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failing a drug test. This is just the way the rules are set up. There's nothing silly going on here. There's no cancel culture or anything else. He adds that the news is quote not helpful for signature industry and Kentucky trainer Bob Baffert has since been suspended by Churchill Downs following the positive test, he calls it a quote, knee jerk. Cancel culture kind of reaction. I'm Hailey Hanson Use radio Wait. 40.
Kurt Becker's Stroll Through Racing History: Grindstone
"Only made six career starts but one of them resulted in a victory in the kentucky derby and burst onto the racing. Cd twenty five years ago this month with a win in the louisiana derby. His name was grindstone. A foal from the first crop of nineteen ninety kentucky derby winner dreidel rhinestones was owned and bred by lexington kentucky. Native william tian in the name of his overbrook farm center d wayne lukas grindstone raced twice as juvenile before undergoing surgery for a bone chip in a knee. But after a seven month layoff. He returned to the races with a runner-up relation allowance company at santa anita in february of nineteen ninety-six to start his three-year-old campaign. Despite having made just three career starts grindstone went to new orleans on march seventeen for the great three louisiana derby at a mile and a sixteen despite having nothing more than a maiden special weight victory to his name. Rhinestone was dispatched the two to one second choice behind local favorites arbs magic and it was arbs. Maverick stood and rhinestones way in the final furlong. Tony bentley had. The call takes me puts up. Magic hangs on the inside but it will be grindstone with the lead and sar magic. Grindstone when bill. Louisiana derby by war with terry daily with these victory that day grindstone was now part of discussions for the upcoming kentucky derby but he was lightly raced and no winner of the louisiana derby had won the kentucky. Derby splash gold. In nineteen twenty four grindstone stone would have one more prep race before heading to churchill downs. It would be the arkansas derby on april thirteen. It would be step up to a great two and a stretch out to a mile. An eight rhinestone would enter the starting gate as the eight to five favorite at once again. He would have to deal with the magic in the stretch. Terry wallace brings them home. Describe magic magic comes back. Takes at the magic of turn upset. Rhinestone was only eaten the neck that day but he would be heading to the kentucky derby with a lot of questions surrounding for one thing. Rhinestone had only made five career starts. No horse had won the kentucky. Derby on five starts or less since brokers tip in nineteen thirty-three for another. He wasn't even necessarily the best in these trainers d wayne. Lukas would be sending record. Five horses to the derby and lucas himself was reluctant to rank one above another. As for the rest of the lineup there was unbridled som- who would be the post time favorite. There was avenir from the west coast being trapped by a young trainer. By the name of bob baffert. There were skip away. Who had just set a stakes record in the bluegrass at keeneland. On the first saturday in may nineteen ninety-six. Rhinestone would have to overcome history. He would have to overcome highly talented and more experienced bows and he would have to make a furious. Run in the final furlong. But jockey jerry. Bailey had him in high gear. Dave johnson of abc sports with the goal of cracked late cabinet on the side of town. And here's optima to guide wasn't cabin on the inside was it baby. Mcquaid noted in the top urban grindstone and hit the wire together and it took five minutes for the placing judges to confirm the result of that photo. Finish but the winner of the one hundred twenty second run for the roses was grindstone. As one sports writer. Put it the kentucky. Derby distance is seventy nine thousand inches and by getting his nose in front of the wire grindstone had led only the final four but it was all that he needed five days later. Lucas announced that grindstone had been retired from racing. Following the discovery of another bone chip in the colts need may grindstone the first horse and seventy years to be retired immediately following win in the kentucky derby but he also has become the first horse in seventy two years to win both the louisiana derby and the kentucky derby he had won the first million dollar kentucky derby in history he had given lucas consecutive win and a triple crown race and he had made. Wt young kentucky derby winning owner and brief. I was never proud to stand next to mr young said lucas. Adding this is absolutely the happiest. I've ever been in my life. As a stallion grindstone would become the sire of belmont winter bird stone and the grand sire of classic winners mine that bird and summer bird following his stallion career in kentucky he would relocate to oregon and twenty ten where he would sire more stakes winners in the pacific northwest but the legacy of brian stone began twenty five years ago. This month with a win in the louisiana derby.
Complaints pour in over UK presenter's comments on Meghan Markle
"To go down. Let's talk about Piers Morgan. This is another interesting one. I love it. He is interestingly standing firm in his controversial remarks about Meghan Markle following his departure from Good Morning Britain, and this is another such an interesting Element of the story, which is the royal family's relationship with the press, which, of course, Harry and Meghan talked about that It's a mutually beneficial relationship, and that it was to the families benefit to sort of have Meghan be the sacrificial lamb taking all the heat, and then everybody else was good in the good press, so for them At the time. It felt like kind of a good deal. Piers Morgan has long hated Meghan Markle Ass got all kinds of access to growing kinds of weird issues with her. He made a lot of disparaging comments about her following the interview with Oprah got quite the reaction 41,000 complaints made to his network about his comments in particular. That questioned Megan's authenticity when it came to her mental health struggles. Um and so megastar, bro. Oh, he's so gross also made a formal complaint to ITV following his comments. That's what people magazine is reporting and other people are reporting. So I don't have that for sure from Meghan Markle, but that's what's being reported. Page six reported that Yeah, Here's what Piers Morgan tweeted On Monday. I said I didn't believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I've had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don't if you did. Okay. Freedom of speech is a hill. I'm happy to die on. Thanks for all the love and hate. I'm off to spend more time with my opinions. And then he posted a photo of sir Winston Churchill in a quote from him. That said some people's idea of free speech is that they're free to say what they like. If anyone says anything back, that is an outrage to which I say Piers Morgan. That's what you did. You said your piece and then your colleague. The weather man called you out and said that he disagreed. And then you stomped off like a baby toddler. My three year old Han handle emotions better than that. And honestly and this is Oh, I can't this like fries me to the core. He's so gross. And, uh, there is. No you are not a hero. Piers Morgan, don't And don't do that thing where you find a quote. That sounds really good and be like this is what I'm doing. It doesn't apply to this situation because you were the one that when someone talked back to you,
What the monarchy means to the English
"Early this week a retired british army officer explained that he and his wife weren't getting onto with a few members of his immediate family. I had three conversations with my grandmother and two conversations with my father before. Still taking my calls of listeners will already have spotted what we're doing here which is to say that yes. This is going to be one of those things. Where a high falutin media route rises piously above commenting directly on the actual thing and instead loftily pontificates over stapled fingers about what it all means before we get to superciliously anthropological about be teeth demolishing and garment rending currently besetting britain. This does seem a good time to recognize a truth. Rarely acknowledged by the media. Which is that. most people. Don't really care about most things. Doubtless they are many millions of subjects of the septa dials. Who responded to for winfrey's interview with the duke and duchess of sussex in these sign and proper manner i e by muttering and proceeding with a day. Doing our job. But we're both just trying to hold on to that quite and we'll just now eat a nice big slice of cake which we are also having when a substantial lure at least voluble demographic of a given country freaks all the way out about a given thing it assuredly mean something if often nothing good. I'm angry to the point of bowling over today. I'm sickened alive. Just sat to watch out. Which and yes. I will be arriving shortly hanging there. We should also be clear regarding which specific given country. We're talking about because this isn't really about the united kingdom or even great britain there is pretty solidly entrenched resentment of the royal family in wales and scotland. Then they may take and obviously outright kathy in portions of northern ireland. What we are witnessing is a certain segment of england having a nervous breakdown about history identity and tradition which may remind you of a recent referendum and several ensuing years of ethically political melodrama. The couldn't reason a mess manet to about owned independence behind it fast. Staff inc post interview polling does indeed suggest a congruence between views on this latest royal related hullaballoo and views on brexit. Those who voted leave are overwhelmingly unsympathetic to the duke and duchess those who voted remain more understanding but also much likely still to be undecided or interested also as with brexit views sorted by age break. Absolutely as you'd expect where one strata of england is concerned it's hard not to see a certain displaced anxiety in play here at some point in the next few years. Different face will begin appearing on british stamps and banknotes. It is difficult to overstate how strange this will be queen. Elizabeth second has reigned for sixty nine years a stalled and reliable fixture during a period in which her country and its role in the world has otherwise changed beyond recognition as may be gauged by among many other metrics comparing her first prime minister winston churchill on the beaches with the rather less figure likely to be her lost. We'd have had the consolation of watching. The speaker being forced to kangaroo testicle or by noting that her father king george the sixth also answered to the title of emperor of india nevertheless while so much else about britain has been utterly transformed. There is outside those four referenced portions of northern ireland which have other ambitions negligible serious republican sentiment at lodge in uk politics whether they realize that own not those english people happier in the past than the present may already have begun to grieve. They may also have taken prince. Harry's recent decisions personally. Harry scholey was supposed to be the guy the jack. The laddish royster who later served his country's military with distinction fighting. The taliban in afghanistan now married to some foreign actress and talking about his feelings to americans
Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record
"A painting by Winston Churchill. The work of art. A Moroccan landscape was owned by Angelina Jolie and sold just the other day Tower of the CA to be a mosque sold at Christie's auction house Monday for $11,590,715. Previous record price for a Churchill painting was just under £1.8 million. The image of the 12th Century mosque and Merrick Cash is a piece of both political and Hollywood history. It was completed after the January 1943 Casablanca conference, or Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt planned the defeat of Nazi Germany. Churchill gave it to Roosevelt as a memento. The painting was sold by the Julie Family Collection. Keith Peters
Wall Street pulls back, weighed down by tech
"The NASDAQ fell into negative territory for the year. By the way, has got no yield. Right? Right. So Essentially no yield, anyway. NASDAQ 100 Falling substantially at the end of the week, and Ah, Tesla, Okay, Tesla's high was $900 hit a low this week near 600. Okay, that's that that signals a shift. Is it over Price to 306 times, trailing 12 months earnings um, that actually that number. It's about 110 times next year's earnings. Now, the whole electric vehicle complex is a point of discussion. Okay, so I've got the graph right here. That's interesting. So Steven Norris Super Chuck does the graph in percentage terms. Okay for the year for the year, Okay? Just year today. What percent Tesler? Is actually I guess. Steven ran the charred little sooner but Tesler right at the moment is a minus 6% for the year. There you go. Okay at 666. Right now. Nikola is actually a 25% gain. So these things had a big run. You know, Fisker, um, that's another electric vehicle company with many school revenues you can get. You can get vegan interior for their fiscal car, though. Just so you know. Vegan interior. What zit plastic? I guess that's big, hidden. That's not leather. Okay, But if you're gonna be totally green, you can't use plastic and you can't use leather. So what are we gonna use? I don't know. It's that's it. We could use burlap. We're gonna put that on her lap is renewable. We're gonna put that on the gym. Maybe it's hemp. Hamp. There you go. It's renewable. It's not made of animals. And it's not fossil fuels. Okay, just saying so. The the electric vehicle rally, which we had said My God, look at the revenue and multiples. Okay, Here's what test was worth. $660 billion today. Yep. And G. M and Ford Worth 60 or 70,000,000,001 tent. They have a lot more sales. All right. Thank you. So that you know that was part of this is a lot of these companies don't have sales. So Churchill Capital. Takes us back. Mm. And is merging with Lucid motors. That's right. Loose. It announced. Really what looks like a competitors to test life. Yeah, it's it's a It's a beautiful car. Well, they haven't done it yet. Right. Pre orders. I think now we gotta have Papa Dean weigh in on this one because He takes you He had a piece on the history of the automotive industry. And you know this is back when it was just the big three in the U. S right. GM Ford Ah! Right in Chrysler. Yeah. Thank you. Hey, Uh, but he pointed out at one time, there were literally over 1000 car companies. Yeah. You know, but making one in the garage. I got a car. You know, everybody's making one. I can tell you one. It was a big boom, and it's similar to this Now. Then, of course, that all consolidated Through bankruptcies, recessions and mergers, right? Some did well, some didn't but it is interesting that this kind of led the NASDAQ down, but I was surprised at the end of the week when we're looking at trading right? So the Dow has got a gain of about 1.7%. If you look at the energy sector, that's that's been the most amazing performer. The pipelines are up 12% for the year. Uh, the overall energy sectors about 30%, right? Financials up 12%. Communication services. I guess that's a TNT is not helping. They're down for the year.
Chicago Area Racecourse To Go Up For Sale, But 2021 Race Schedule To Go Forward
"And this could be the final season for racing and Arlington International race track. Attracts owner of Churchill Downs has put the property up for sale and the track has been home to horse races since 1927 Arlington's 2021 race season will go ahead as scheduled, and if the sale goes through, the company could transfer it's racing license. To another facility in the
Lucid Motors Set to Go Public in SPAC Deal
"And then there's the deal of the day A and you're seeing a move that might not be intuitive. Churchill Capital four Down 35%. Of white check company agreed to merge with electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors. The combined company was very $24 billion, and here's the thing. Churchill Capital Forehead sort as much as six full since really reported that the deal talks were in progress
Amanda Gorman's books jump to bestsellers after inaugural poem
"The dawn is hours before we knew it. Somehow we do it. Somehow we've weathered in witnessed a nation that isn't broken but simply unfinished we the successors of a country and the time were a skinny black girl. Descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president only to find herself reciting for one that was amanda gorman the inaugural youth poet lawyer it reading from her poem. At the hill we climb which she read at joe biden's inauguration alexandra alter profiled gorman and interviewed her joining us now to talk a little bit more about that hey alexandra hey pamela so this was a really exciting week in washington but i most loved about the news events. This week was that a poet was the breakout star of the inauguration ceremony on wednesday. Amanda gorman was the youngest inaugural poet and us history. She joins a very elite class of poets. Only been a handful of poets who have performed it including robert frost my ngelo elizabeth richard blanco. So she really brought a lot to this performance. And when i spoke to her what was really interesting to me was. She felt enormous pressure. Not just because of the size of the audience she was going to be addressing. Tens of millions of people potentially watching the events at home but because of the state of the country she felt real responsibility to present a poem that reflected joe biden's inaugural theme of america united and. She said they didn't give her any specific guidelines but they said that's the three million inauguration but she also really wanted to address. What has happened recently in the country. Particularly the partisan divisions that we've seen the political violence the effects of the pandemic. It's a really dark moment. And so she was kind of trying to counter johnston to forces the potential for unity. But also these deep divisions that we're seeing in the country now so interestingly. She was really struggling with the poem. The inaugural committee reached out to her late december. She had a few weeks to work on it and was kind of she said it's like it felt like climbing a mountain would do a few versus a day and then on january six. We all watched across the country as the unfolded at the capital. There was the insurrection. There and rioters stormed the capital. And amanda gorman at that point had written about half of her poem and she stayed up late into the night and finished it because she just felt this urgency. And so you're there are verses in the poem that reflect what we saw that day the other thing that she said that was interesting about how she prepared to write it was. She said she always starts with historical research so she studied speeches from leaders who really brought their countries together. In times of crisis she looked at speeches by winston. Churchill abraham lincoln martin luther king junior and she listened to music that inspired her including the musical hamilton. There are a couple of hamilton references within the poem. That some people caught including lin-manuel miranda who was very appreciative of her poetry. So it's been incredible to see their response to her work after she gave this really kind of inspiring performance her books. She has two books coming out this year. Actually three because they're releasing the poem she wrote as a standalone and she has now the number one and number two books on amazon and this is a poet who is twenty two years old and she's preparing to publish her debut collection. This fall so she's gone incredibly quickly from somebody who had following and was pretty well known in the poetry world to kind of national literary star and one other thing that i loved about her performance and her approach to it which she talked about how she felt like she was representing not just her own words but representing poetry itself representing american poetry and y you know it was important to have poetry part of the ceremony. She said when. I spoke to her now more than ever. The united states needs an inaugural poem. Poetry is typically the touchstone that we go back to when we have to remind ourselves of the history that we stand on the future that we stand for so i thought it was lovely that she felt that she was standing up in front of the capital. Two weeks after the insurrection took place kind of representing poetry as a form that can unite the country.
Tom Claus (Mohawk) New Years Special
"A mohawk indian from the six-nation reservation near brantford -tario canada. I belong to the turtle clan. When i was just the babe of one year old. My mother was getting ready for an indian celebration that we have every new year's morning. And that's when our indian people go from house to house and you can hear them coming lada. Young people would beast standing on the running board of the car and They would be coming along the road from one house to another and they would be yelling out new yaw and that meant new year in our indian language and so When they were coming you had to be prepared. You had to have a treat for them and so my mother made cookies and she would make pie and cake and they could have their choice of what they wanted. And so while she was cooking that new year's day she heard the radio that was on a little shelf in the kitchen where she was working and that radio carried a wonderful gospel program every sunday for seventeen hours on. That station would be christian programs but on this day they were making special announcements about this special broadcast and they were saying tonight from eleven to twelve there was going to be a watch night service and there going to be music by acquire an that there is going to be special groups. There was going to be Trumpeter from the marine ban and a lot of wonderful things and then there would be a message by dr churchill. Who pastored the church where this broadcast was coming from and so my mother asked. My dad will be alright to keep the family up for this new year's watch night service and my dad said yes and so my mother my dad my oldest sister and then my sister between dorothy and i was all sitting there in the living room and we heard the music and it was thrilling and there was exciting and then after the music dr churchill got up and he brought a message in that message. That was just a few minutes. He told about how he could be set free from sin. He told how we could be forgiven. From our sins and toll how our life could be made clean from all our sins and it was such a piercing convicting message. That when he gave the invitation at the end he said wherever you are. If you're at home you can get up from your chair. Kneel down or you can get out of bed and kneel beside your bed or if you're driving your car and you're listening to the radio you can drive alongside and park and there you can pray wherever you are. You can pray and you can ask the lord jesus to forgive you of your sins and to come into your heart by trusting. He's finished work on the cross and so that night in our little indian home my two sisters got up from where they were sitting and they knelt down beside their chair and they cried like babies. They were crying because
When in Doubt Prospect
"What to do go out and Prospect two of the greatest quotes from one of the greatest leaders, when you think about great quotes from great leaders, you might be thinking about FDR JFK MLK or maybe Gandhi and Churchill. I'm sure they all said some good things. But what the heck did they know about selling the farmer's livestock producers and agribusinesses and exactly not very much. That's why I like to reflect back on some of the great leaders and sales people. I had the privilege to be around. They provided some great inspiration this particular quote resonated stuck with me and has served me well for over twenty years and I want to share that with you. It just shows the power of what you might say as a leader and what you might take away from your next sales meeting. Well the 35 or so sales people. Eating for the first time as part of a newly merged business unit. Now this merger and acquisition brought three different business units together. The newly-appointed general manager was giving his an introductory speech on the first day of a three-day monthly sales meeting. Yes, there was a time when we had monthly sales meetings the teams were a Motley Crue some old-school some were cutting edge Tech package and there was a completely separate division that wasn't related to the group that all one of the main reasons for the merger was of course performance sales had stagnated for the old school team gross margin had slipped for the techie group in general. The three separate teams had fallen into a pattern of relying on current customers to provide their results. The struggle was that Kirk customer base was dwindling or the margins were dwindling and some cases both were joined billing. The sled of profitability was pointed down hill and picking up speed to get this units to merge. That's where we were dead. At that September morning as we gathered to hear the new manager give his rah-rah speech my thought at the time was let's get this over with as fast as we can so I can get back out there and sell something. I mean, isn't that what all of us and sales think when sitting in a meeting we don't want to be in well little did I know that this opening speech would bring a one liner to me that has helped me in many times over the years for the office new manager of this Motley Crue. This wasn't his first leadership challenge. He had been through some of the toughest business units in the company and turned them around the primary tool in all of these turnarounds was prospecting in agribusiness sales. We get busy very busy. We serve our customers well and during peak season. It's all we can do to keep our current customers in product which leaves a little time to go out Prospect for new customers the challenges that when we fail to pick back up after the busy season is over and get our prospecting back online. Well, this would all be fine if customers never quit or wage. He didn't retire or they didn't switch to competitors or they didn't die. But that's what all of them do. They do all these things and without a solid prospecting program our territory slowly kind of spiral down a little gradually just drifts away. Well after a short explanation of the most recent p&l the profit-and-loss statement the new manager began his one step process for getting us back on a track off of profitability and that included prospecting he ended his presentation with this one line when in doubt about what to do go out and Prospect now as a new sales person. I had a lot of doubt about my skills about what how I was going to be able to sell. Where do I go in my large territory? Who do I call and how do I plan my time? Well, this quote would often pop back into my mind as I tried to figure out how to spend my time as an egg sales professionals who office out of our homes. It can be a challenging task to figure out where to go each and every day when we fail to plan it out. We'd default by going to current customer. In particular we go to those closest to us or that we like the most so today as you start planning where you're going to go tomorrow next week or next month. Remember when in doubt Prospect month as Paul Harvey used to say and now the rest of the story will in little less than a year after this meeting. We went from being a moderately profitable business unit to being in the top running for business of the year. And am currently we grew sales and our margins and the impact of this growth was that it allowed for more financial resources in our business. This included new facilities upgraded equipment hiring more people in purchasing some other companies these successes required more than just new customers. It took sound financial management actively collecting on our accounts receivables and changing some of the business practices. I did. However, the one thing that was needed was a steady cash flow to finance at all prospecting and selling new accounts were the fuel for that engine of growth will join me
U.K. leader tightens up COVID restrictions as virus surges back
"Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a raft of new corona virus restrictions which could continue. Into next spring or even summer but many have criticized Westminster for sending out muddled messages at a time when communication and unity around the issue is desperately important. Terry's destiny. The political journalist and author joins me on the line now, Terry Good morning to you and thanks for coming on. Now, it's quite unusual for the prime minister to address the nation directly. But this is the third time Johnson's done it, and at least one newspapers dubbed him a pound shop Churchill. What was the tone of the speech? Was He trying to be Churchillian? I think he was trying to repeat. This was a scripted thing. He was trying to rein in his natural sort of flamboyant tendencies if you like if you watched it, you could almost see or since he had his fists in front of him and he kept moving his hands and and almost trying to stop himself again. So I, think he was trying to stick. To a script, but it was it sounded like the speech of somebody who was trying to persuade those who were still very skeptical that things like more mosque wearing when necessary at one point he said he was deeply spiritually reluctant to bring in more restrictions. Now, you might question how much how deep Boris Johnson's general spiritualism goes, but he certainly is somebody who doesn't normally like. To Stop People doing things that they want to do. So it was very much he was saying I know you probably don't want to have to do this. You don't want to have to have more restrictions but I'm afraid you're going to have to and I think one of the things that surprise me given how much build up there had been. Over the last couple of days to the announcement, the done I in the House of Commons. And then on television last night is how little he actually did having sent out the government's chief medical officer, the chief scientist to tell us how serious this wasn't a show us all sorts of ominous graphs, forecasting huge rises in number of cases and numbers of hospitalizations, and then to have Cobra meeting. Then to speak to all the other nations have a cabinet have a House of Commons statement. He didn't actually announce very much even the some of the papers of described this as both barrels and A. Strict, me things these are really measures at margin. What are they in fact? What are the new restrictions? So the news stations having been told at the beginning of September that we should all go back to the office where we could The suggestion is now that people should work from home where they can, which has after all been the advice over the last several months and many people were still quite reluctant to go back into offices He is bringing in a ten. PM. Curfew in pubs and restaurants. So you will have to leave a pub or bar or a restaurant often by ten o'clock at the latest. and. That's going to be apparently quite more strictly enforced. The fines will increase for not wearing a mask, not obeying rules when you're told to and they again to bring in also more mask-wearing more widely say for instance, if you are in public restaurant the rule until now you haven't had to wear a mask at all but now you will have to wear one when you're not actually sitting down table. Eating or drinking and other things will be postponed for instance, like the reopening of sports grounds, and there's been a big outcry about that because many people hoping to get sports, grounds and other big venues back to opening
An Excerpt from the book Flirting with Darkness by Ben Courson
"An excerpt from the book flirting with darkness. Ben. Carson. Weapon number three, the magic number of greatness. I got to a point in my struggle with depression where something needed needed to change must suffering. So badly, I finally decided to do something about it. The ten thousand hour rule saved my life. His Book Outliers Malcolm Glad well demonstrated that to be truly greeted anything. You have to put in ten thousand hours of practice. People such as world chess champion Bobby. Fischer businessman Bill Joy, and IBM founder Bill Gates are among the many examples. Glad. While gives of people who excelled because they accelerated they focused and worked hard and gave at least ten thousand hours to becoming the best at what they did. Glad will show that whether you want to be a fiction writer or master criminal. Hockey player or a pianist ten thousand hours was the magic number of greatness. Bent my mind to that goal is a writer Manspeaker. A resolved to stop wasting my energies, processing psychological trauma and to go on a diametrically opposed direction. Instead of disappearing over why dreams weren't coming to pass, I decided to commit myself to working my fingers to the bone to ensure they did. Psychologists, John Hayes quote looked at how long it took the best composers of all time to create their first grey work. He found that nobody including Mozarts was a child prodigy had produced a piece of work of any significance until about ten years after they had I, taken music no amount of innate talent even in a field of genius such as music could overcome the years of practice necessary to Korea work someone may be talented. They may be lucky but they still have to go through ten years of practice in order to become a master and quote. When Churchill came to power during World War Two he said this as he was being inaugurated into office as prime. Minister quote. I. Offer you nothing save blood, toil tears, and sweat and quo. Lecture Chill Ready to go to battle anew, the path will be difficult PROC- ready to claim own finest hour. Getting better stars, which is getting off your tuition in doing something. So I did. My goal was to become a writer and a speaker put in the needed hours. My nearly worked myself to death, but it was infinitely better than brooding found the effort. Cathartic in fulfilling my spirit's began to lift. I figured I had two options number one either get discouraged that my dreams were not coming pass or number to spend the effort of getting prepared for when they did. Legendary preacher Charles spurgeon advised students to stop worrying about when they would get their shot at speaking and concentrate instead on their ability, and they'll let God take the opportunity in other words quit fretting over the how and focus on the what I took these words to heart and focused on my skill set as I improved my craft, our English word amateur comes from a French Italian an line route which means to love an obvious works when he loves the process and it feels good a professional is someone who worked seven days a week whether he feels like it or not. Today. My TV show hope generation is on twenty different networks more than one hundred and eighty countries and radio shows heard on more than four hundred stations daily. I get to speak in stadiums and arenas. My quote unquote overnight success came through hours of hard work. How you'll spend your ten thousand hours may be different from how I spend mind but you'll find as I did a clear focus and a way of getting off the existential treadmill of despair, transform your life but the age of twenty one, the average American has put ten thousand hours of practice into computer and video games when I use those hours for something more productive. How hard you hustle in the darkness determines how brightly you shine in the spotlight. To prepare for speaking to people I got really good at lecturing my furniture. My chairs were my captive audience I remember that Billy Graham. One said he got his start by preaching to alligators before he preached in stadiums. You have to start with a small stuff and work your way up. So I took every opportunity that presented itself. I spoke to classes of little kids and homeless shelters at old folks, homes, and to student clubs I volunteered to take the opportunities. Others turned down, I got lots of practice. When other speakers turned an organization or church down my said, yes I did this I several years Only the small minded person will refuse the small task for me if I had an audience of four people those enough to get some more practice to put in some more hours toward my ten thousand our goal. Jesus said that if you're faithful and a few small things, you'll be given responsibility over bigger ones Matthew Twenty five that sound good to me. Yes sometimes I did feel like surface the tragic here of Greek mythology who had to roll a boulder of a hill only to see roll back down then roll it back up again only for it to roll back down again repeatedly, I'll stubborn in my pursuit it was a great weapon against despair to keep working in spite of how I felt, which puts me in the mind of a scene from Tolkien's the Lord of the Rings in the First Book of that trilogy the Fellowship of the Ring, a band of warriors is commission travel to the ends of the Earth to destroy the evil ring of power by casting it into mount doom. During their long journey. Gandalf who was their leader was thought to be killed in the minds of Maurya in response airborne stepped up to lead the band in his stead amid his grief and despair he cried out farewell Gandalf what hope have we with you then he turned to the fellowship and said, we must do without hope let us gird ourselves and weep no more come. We have a long road. Like that trek to mount doom healing is usually a long journey. We normally don't start feeling better overnight sometimes, we must go on when we feel absolutely no hope. Our quest leads down a winding path and his sometimes fraught with trolls and Goblins and all manner of Dr Treasures. But psychological heroism is possible in such journey is were taking like Eric Gordon Frodo my set my foot upon my own path out of depression I gave them my flirtation with darkness and began to tread the road toward a grand purpose and it worked after many many years. The Dreams I had begun to despair finally came true new ones came into sight, but it all began by putting one foot in front of the other. If you allow yourself to just sit around and partly catatonic state stuffing yourself with junk food is a form of therapy and watching callous hours of television. You'll probably never start feeling better. But I. Tell You that you get off the couch and venture into the world to do something toward your goals. Things will start to change in your heart and mind if you pull yourself out of bed and get going on your dreams, that's how you'll will begin the journey to healing your broken spirit.
Why Cancel Culture Is Solvable
"It some level canceled cultural is these are arguments about language, what you are and aren't allowed to say how things are are pronounced. How did you first fall in love with the quirks in hiccups of language what drew you to this this field? I'm a linguist not for the reasons that I think many people might expect. It's not that I was especially well traveled as a child. Both of my parents spoke only English if I hear somebody speaking something other than English. I had this visceral desire to WanNa do it too like I'd like to understand what they're saying, but also I wanna be able. To, do that the first time I heard anybody speaking something other than English was brew actually I found myself thinking I am so jealous of that girl that she can talk in that way that I can't understand for me originally, it was just that they're the seven thousand different codes and I don't WanNa know only one. So I also speak several languages. Tell me what you think about English what does it do well, and what does it do poorly do we debate a certain way in? English, we do actually but I'd love to know what you think. We're oddly unfussy language about all sorts of things that other languages make you mark and pay attention to because we're language of the long written history. We have a kind of artificially preserved enormous vocabulary and that's true of any language with a long written history. English is one of them and it means that you have unnecessarily large collections of synonyms that allow you to express yourself in various. Ways, I find. English to be in. It's funny people who are into the speeches of Winston Churchill et CETERA. Think I'm crazy but I find English crude. It's fascinating we streamlined but it's other languages where I find myself just drowning in subtleties in the things that they have to say that we have to leave the context. Yeah I. Actually wonder if that isn't run reasons why English is universal language because in fact, it's pretty easy to speak bad. English doesn't doesn't require a lot of grammatical knowledge. It's that simple speak it badly quite easily, which is not true of actually most one. Yes, exactly. As a linguistic professor do how do you navigate sensitive language debates is there are different way to do it. There are certain things that you're taught. You are not supposed to say in our society. I'm just somebody who won I like to keep things tidy. I like to make a case I think really I should have been a lawyer I. Don't know if I would have been good one but that's kind of mind that I think I have and also I wanna find stuff out and I watch other people being told that they're not allowed to. Happen to me two or three times in my own academic career I. Don't think it's right and I have a hard time keeping quiet when I don't think something's right. One person said about me once the when John Gets Mad, he writes a book and that's more or less true I. I. Just can't help I want things to be better than they are on cranky. What do you think of the term canceled culture? What do you think it now means well, we're already getting beyond it in a way or at least I i. hope we can because originally the idea was that if originally by that I mean say two years ago. The idea was that if we find out something unsavory and often genuinely unsavory about some celebrity that we're supposed to flush them from our consciousness as much as possible and so that has become more extreme lately is accepted by a larger number. Of people and I think it's I could say dangerous but it's also just really unfair it's immoral and yet I, think most of us are inclined to pretend to go along with it because we're really frightened of a certain weapon that that crowd have which is that they can call you a racist or sexist. That's something that we need to renegotiate and where is the desire to cancel people coming from and you said that crowd those people who who are they in where what's their motive do you think? This is what it is. Critical race theory, what it is is people who have. Drunken an idea that battling power differential that disadvantage people is the central goal of. Being any kind of moral actor in society and that it must center what we consider intellectual increase to be. It must center what we consider art be. It must send her what we consider humor to be that that one thing must be what it's all about. The even civility goes out the window, which is not crazy. Many people say what these people have to be so mean, but you wouldn't ask. That if it was about pedophilia, nobody thinks that we should be very gentle in ejecting a pedophile from general
Roll Over Beethoven
"Hello I'm. Naomi. lewin welcome to classics for kids. For some reason, maybe because he was such a genius, Beethoven seemed to be the butt of jokes than any other composer. Not all the jokes have to do with music but some. Your parents and grandparents probably know the song roll over Beethoven. Chuck, Berry originally made it popular back in the nineteen fifties this version by electric light orchestra even quotes Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. That's not the only popular song to use Beethoven's fifth. A disco hit from the seventies is even named for a fifth of Beethoven. It's no joke than in World War Two. Beethoven's fifth took on a whole new meaning back. Then important messages were still sent by Telegraph using Morse Code and dictate the DOT is Morse code for the letter. V. After British Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared a campaign called V for victory. Of The BBC British public radio started playing the first four notes of Beethoven's fifth before all news bulletins. A. Beethoven. Never married but after he died someone found a very passionate letter, he had addressed to my immortal beloved. No one knows who the immortal beloved might have been but turns up in. Beethoven joke that takes the fifth. The joke goes that the immortal beloved was threatening to leave Beethoven because he didn't pay enough attention to her Beethoven said, that's ridiculous. You are everything to me. You're my life you're my inspiration and she looked at him and said me. Everything your life your inspiration ha ha. and. Then there's the joke about a man who's wandering through a cemetery in Europe and stumbles on Beethoven's grave. He's very surprised to see Beethoven sitting up in his coffin furiously erasing his music. So he asks excuse me Mr Beethoven what on Earth Are you doing and Beethoven snaps back can't you see? I'm decomposing. Bits of Beethoven also turn up in amusing ways in movies, and that's not even counting the movie about the dog named Beethoven and the sequels Beethoven's second and Beethoven's third. The Beatles one of the most famous rock bands ever made a movie called help that uses Beethoven's music. When the Drummer Ringo gets trapped by a snarling tiger from a German zoo, his friends tell him. Off To do is famous Van Hoven famous. Got Up on talk. and Beethoven puts him appearances in musical theater to. All through the music man, the phony professor Harold Hill claims he could teach kids to play musical instruments using the think method. The PC wants them to think is Beethoven's MINUET IN G lie down. A. Live. My favorite use of Beethoven in musical theater comes from you're a good man Charlie Brown based on characters from the peanuts comicstrip. One of them is the piano playing Schroeder who idolizes Beethoven as Schroeder plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata Lucy tries desperately to get his attention, but you can tell it's not going to work. I'm sure Beethoven would be amazed at all the places he's popped up.
"churchill" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast
"Brexit. Is. He serious about this it gene. Is Obesity show is being canned an needs attention. Should should we expect to revival of the bixby? What what's makes you think that he's an opportunist who wants to? Of course, of course, he wants attention. And as if losing brexit something that we all hadn't predicted would happen anyway. I mean so I, think everyone listens to this podcast Bugai's can agree that. One of the most. Defining features of Brexit is the same predictability of what's in a Naso. We all know that losing. Brexit is going to happen later this year. When the talks don't go as planned and on top of that, you know we're going to have. Lots of other problems in this country, not leaks the end of furlough potential companies. A snake like the big first round collapsed. Companies will be October a potential resurgence of COVID, because we've been so while at dealing with the first wave that as we get closer to winter, we might not only losing control of Brexit, but we might be losing control the economy and we might be losing control of the public health system so I think what Alex just said about Johnson not necessarily. The Tory party. Sticking to him is I think he's a winner is absolutely on, so I think it might not just be. rabble-rousing come the full but I think it'll be interesting to see what happens within the Tory party itself as while. I think we should just pay Farraj. A handsome salary to God's the Churchill Statute Day and night. Like like a beefeater furrow medieval. Hydro books from inside the box, please. He could do is patriotic duty. It could be close to Churchill. Decent wage and would need to you know you know there's anymore I thought the terrific CD replan in dotting. Those boxes own around the countryside. Without anyone knowing, which ones are housing, actual statues note so. Own these basically far right-wingers just dispersed across the country, guarding boxes, which may be anti. Antony. Gormley is Nazi magnet for. It's the end of the show which means it's time for the brexit bridge every week we build that bridge, a little closer back to Europe or at least beside Europe. This..
"churchill" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast
"No I think the I. Think the Guy, the drunk guy. pissing next to a memorial to a murdered policeman. Didn't put them in. The best light didn't seem like the kind of out. The Stout Yeoman of England Julia. Hartley brewer will be delighted. That distinction was busy. That's true. That's true as I next to the senator not. Out of respect for the war. The judge still behind him up, it's. Germany. Nina has been infinitely better. Confronting its is ugly past than Britain. But it's also of course experiencing a far-right resurgence and I think they've taken a bit anoc. Really the David you know this, there's still kind of a force. Do you think that being honest about history makes? A real difference to the far right, or does it only make a difference on the kind of level of the of the mainstream discos? Well, if you look at Germany I, think thought. It has made a real difference on this being Germany where we have a word for everything. There's actually a word for it. It's cold Dannon hikes off by some. Literally translated means working also post and you're absolutely right to point out that German. Society is not free of racism. You have that in the rive the alright. AFC! You see this sometimes in. Acts. But Culture and politics is. Deeply deeply informed by the history all of the arts. If you look at TV and film, they reference Nazi history. We have these kind of. Public I think one academic research who is public rights of repentance? The whole country comes together to think of days like clown or the liberation of out switch, and then, of course you have like the iconography everywhere in Germany. For example the Holocaust memorial memorial to like the Romance Sinti, who were ethnically cleansed anywhere you go in German cities particularly in Berlin you can't. Take two steps without coming across another reminder of the kind of brutal history and the dark cost of the Third Reich, and it's really interesting to me. As a half German person how there isn't equivalent in the UK year when it comes to. Is Very interested to learn from my British friends who went to school here that there isn't much of a perspective in school in terms of colonial history, but of course when it comes to the second world, war a lot of emphasis. On the same in the US there's hardly there isn't very much public knowledge on why the American civil war happened. What the history of slavery let alone kind of the genocide of the native. American so I i. do think there there are some strong lessons that can be learned from how Germany has learned. We, he? You know so. There's a lot of interesting stuff. Say about the the history of Churchill. He was a divisive figure for most of his career. He so famously lost the nineteen forty five election despite his war record you know there is a whole conversation that that kind of serious curious people can have a mountain, but the people defending him for imaginary vandals Is Sort of just ridiculous to even talk about the real history in that context, because is it? What do you think is the symbol? The symbolism of Churchill what is Churchill to them quite apart from what the actual man was. You have to remember here that Churchill is personally very important Boris Johnson. He's written a book about him. He likes to model himself on him. The whole narrative of Britain alone is one that Johnson has cultivated so I think Johnson is trying to impose his vision and his idealization of Churchill. In, some ways, and you've seen this. You've seen this particular with the plans to impose a ten year. Maximum sentence for anyone defacing a war memorial. It's completely disproportionate. I mean ten years is what you normally get for. Possessing a former a firearm with intent to use it. It's really serious stuff, and you can argue this both ways. It's it's. Pointing at earlier that the statue is public property, and so perhaps it's less serious if it were private property because. You can also argue that the other way and say public property. Therefore, it's more important that we privilege to the statue and take care of it. We remember it. It's what look what autocrats tend to do. They changed the law in ways that shore up that support and their prejudices. They create essentially new crimes in order to stamp their authority on the country that living in and I think that is one Johnson Underdo here and label made supportive noises about this new law. We've so far generally synthetic. Dahmer's designed to avoid sort of obvious Tori traps. Neighbor it to be painted as. UNPATRIOTIC? Whatever but do you think this was a step too far that there was no need to rubberstamped idea? Yeah, it was. It was pointless. I can see. He doesn't want to give any ammunition to his enemies, but he's a lawyer. He ought to know. Frankly Hilton are better than that and he ought to know. How was kind of crime a tenure maximum sentence tracks? Yeah, it was a little bit of his a little bit of Immigration Mug moment for him there though. I'm Alex finally is this. A sign of things to come that whenever things get of sticky and they're actually really huge. Substantive issues on which the government is failing also be doesn't have any answers I'm just gonNA far up the Brexit pace with some some nonsense controversy. Maybe. I guess. I guess they will do that as as long as it keeps working as long as it keeps getting rewarded. The it's a for Jenkins. Heights ow by Deng did I. Say that right near. There were working. The past record basically says as as long as it keeps working for them. They'll keep going there. Which is why I think actually the US November. Elections are going to be a really important moment in that. Because that's what trump has tried to do. Throughout his tenure, he's basically completely ignored the floating voters and the Democrats and simply tried to fire up his base if that works for him in November then. Johnson's strategy of doing that will learn to get was if it doesn't work. We May. We may see a quite a big change. Next one of the many things that's more important than statutes Boris Johnson so named with the idea of recruiting twenty thousand. We'll police officers that he got his cabinet to a cool response about it after the.
"churchill" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast
"To be effigies of long dead white people in the. Matter has not made that a priority in the slightest. Is this being worked on by by the government and the media as a distraction from more serious issues, yeah, I, think it is It was quite strange. I noticed that Some activists were protecting aced out to off. George Eliot in eighteen the other day, which was quite surprising, but maybe they told she was Queen Victoria. It is a long. Tracked from serious issues are it's an attempt to focus on things that are easy to understand and away from things that are hard to understand and can be harder to M. episode mortifies with. And in that sense, unfortunately, it's been successful because the headlines we've seen often especially in the express on the male been about the attacks or threat to statues. There's no actually happened I I should I should say I mean Churchill still seems ready to be on box, but the has been on the statues, because it's an easy concept to understand a statue being attacked in a way that. Systemic discrimination is a really difficult. One to understand into, appreciate when you're not victim of where. I'll, it's conservatives. criticize the words thugs on both weekends saying that it doesn't matter what the causative used violence I certainly saw this sort of a bit of a sort of sensible centrist troy on twitter. Do they really think that ideas don't matter at all. And if the fascists and non violent than they are every bit as legitimate as. As the nonviolent anti-racists. This this had. This had a slight wave of. Very fine people on both sides, didn't it and maybe it will turn out to be moment. Of course it matters at. Far right ideologies bites nature violent. Its goal is violence so. How. It's advocates. Behave in public is neither here, nor there that's why far-right groups are. Prohibited by no. There is an important point here which I think has has not been raised enough any. It's about the nature of bringing down a public statue because it's easy to call it vandalism and equated to someone you know breaking your windows Zoa setting a car on fire, but this is actually an act against a bit of public property, so it's it's effectively a group of people who co owns something bringing down, and that that gives it for me a very different flavor to setting a car on fire, which is a crime against. Property because it makes it apprenticed against the state. The target is you know the state and what you were saying to rose just before. I think this I thought the same thing about the statute of Bayden Powell, the creator of the Scout Movement which was. In the news or of last week and was fiscally protected. and. I couldn't find anyone that was calling for it to actually be destroyed thrown in the. See I think what happened. Was the council got? A a sort of list of things that might be in danger, and they made the judgment that, because this particular statue was very delicate, because it has a sort of wide-rimmed at, and he's holding, think a staff of some sort, and it was right next to the that this particular statue was in danger, and then the resident sort of took it from there and started this twenty four hour vigil to protect the statue. That didn't seem to be under any sort of threat. was entirely confected. were, black lives matter wise not to hold a protest last week. Handle these large one and sort of the racists be seen to clash with the police rather than with counterprotest is. Very, it was a it was a PR mouse the strike to be honest. They they simply let them get on with it. And I think those were the words of one of the organizers actually Let's just let them get on with. It protests what they want to protest. Do what they WANNA do. And they certainly showed their their true face. I'm an Anata those are clashes jets. Philip said look out your window. Britain isn't like that. Too off from you so seeing those scenes. Do you think we sort of overstate the importance of these sort of gambling season sunglasses? All could they become a big threat? Do you feel the kind of you know? The the wind is behind these people or do they seem like a very small angry minority. I think both can be true. I think they can be just a very visible angry minority, but that doesn't mean that you know. Because just village looks out. Her window doesn't see any. Then part of Britain. I can look. I can look out my window and berms. -I most days and see nothing going on and I can look at my window. Maybe after a much in the nearby stadium. Down to the two shops past the pub and suddenly see a very different Britain. So you know there isn't just one Britain and it doesn't reside exclusively. Outside your window all the time. Nina? We were told many times that it breaks. It didn't happen. The far-right weeds would take to the streets and that was kind of an incentive. To get it done, but but here they are anyway This proved that actually that. When you're making political decisions, you shouldn't really worry about what the far-right once and might do because it will find an excuse anyway. Yeah? I mean absolutely in the sense that the far-right should not be an imperative to guide your political decision making on the other hand. We should worry about them in the sense that. How is it that there is what I think actually is a very vocal. Minority people you know. How have they been allowed to become so radicalized and? They ideological, because these really are in my view, who you can't negotiate with the. Ideological you know they're almost terrorist. Light in their view of the world on a brighter note, I would say that I don't think they're indicative of half of the country. This vocal minority which we saw where the very visceral warnin of the worst British stereotypes, hooligans thugs, I think Alex was fought on when you just said just now that you know the best thing we could have done was just to let them get on with it because I think that the vast majority of the British public would have seen not though scenes on the streets and not been. Not See those those kind of thugs soon as the backbone of person whether or not your laughter on, you're on the right I. think that they are white extreme and I don't think most countries behind.
"churchill" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast
"Is the thrillingly. Real Alexandra Hi. Hello! Marcus Rashford Daniel Rashford if you got. To shame the government into reversing its policy on free school meals. Can we get him so out the transition as well have we been neglecting the football a tactic now? Unfortunately, we can't. Because the the the value. The interventions like Gresh foods because of the surprise of the novelty of it. If Marcus Rashford was to say something else, that's political. In the next couple of days he would basically risk going into the Gary Lineker category where he begins to be dismissed US partisan so so he has to be judicious with when he uses that power, but that doesn't mean enough. The Young Footballer cannot. Shock, the establishment by by bridging different subjects will have to sign them each. Yes, exactly occasion. Yes have a formation and a rotation as we call it in football. And I was just writing something about the charity war child which works. and. The musicians that I was talking to said well. You know it's complicated. Conflicts can very complicated, but when somebody goes well children. Do. You want children to suffer in doing to help the children. It's really obvious. Even people who are kind of politically kind of quite ignorant will guy we'll. Of course you want to help. The Children I'm burnt John didn't seem to think. The feeding disadvantaged kids would be a popular idea. Let alone moral imperative. Is. What happened to the sorts of Kenny County populist? The He? He could be so sort of Ted on what was really quite cheap. Policy I think it's the difference between being in campaigning mode, and being in governing made because while you're compaigning, you're actually coming into contact with a lot of people, but when you're in government movement, you're effectively in the bubble is a cabinet, and because Bruce Johnson has chosen the cabinet. He has Rachel Sylvester described beaten on the today programme as a cabinet of noting dogs, and because that cabinet is so incredibly narrow in its demography I mean it's twenty seven percent women, fifteen percent known white zero black people zero openly lgbt people's zero people with disabilities that we know of yet. Almost ninety percent of eight are between the ages of forty and fifty five sixty five percent of them were privately educated and half of them are oxbridge graduates, so I was doing an audit of this cabinet for a peace was writing for politics dot code to K. and clicking on their on their biographies I got bored of Reading is married with two children, not that there's anything wrong with people. People who are married with two children, but when you, when twenty three out of twenty six people in the cabinet cabinets are married with two children. Then you're not going to get the challenge when you're trying. Say to devise lockdown rules. You're not GonNa get the challenge of single people saying how about socializing which is quite important for single people. How about people who are sheltering on the road? So they've created a situation where they weren't. Brooke descend. They won't accept any challenge to the earth. eighty in that I. Think has made the policies that's coming out of. Number ten Downing Street incredibly narrow in week in its appeal. I gotta say I'm an Oxford graduate WHO's married to children but it did occur to me that you cannot let children go hungry so I I. Assume, there's another factor that tag not all oxbridge grant. Of, I'm just saying if they if they want some help. Pointing out obvious knows. Things I can do that. The point is not any of those people don't have this institute, the empathy, an open mind to think in terms of how does this affect a different demographic? The the problem is that when you stuff a room full of them, there is no other views coming through, and you know I mean saggy Javid was marched out of street for having Dassanayake to want to appoint his. His own, not rather than accept. The team appointed by Dominic Cummings. This is not a government that welcomes alternate views. Now did not this week. Our arguments over statues and Winston Churchill, a distraction from the real concerns of bright lies mats that under the government is determined to exploit cultural bullshit now that brexit isn't such a galvanizing issue plus with police forces around the world on the intense scrutiny. Is there any? Any chance of reform under some of it's run by a Monkey Thatcher. Tribu tax and we'll round up the brexit news. That's after a few reminders from Roz. Our next zoom livestream takes place on. 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With of course the Nazi salutes the he famously loved, and Culture Secretary, Oliver Downton, actually calling Google on a Sunday or at least shouting Siri Call Google because of a twitter conspiracy theory that the search engine deliberately removed Churchill's picture from its search page. So as to give the upper hand to Hitler, this glitch was actually just a brief results of an edit. Warm Wikipedia, but it played into the culture war, the both the government and the far-right find almost as exciting as the law that they didn't fight it. Rose before ethical since that she was brought down, but matter was you know is way clearly about black lives now the main story appears.
"churchill" Discussed on Fresh Air
"You know just fire and sure enough? They did and this had an amazingly hardening effect on the populace. It just thrilled them in cheered in one thousand nine hundred forty. The idea of a bombing campaign to terrorize and demoralized citizens was relatively new thing. I mean they'd been one case of a during the Spanish civil war. But this was something kind of new and lower and Hermann Goering head of the German Air Force. The lift Wafa continued to be astounded that the British public was taking this in and Churchill wasn't giving in and then they expanded the attacks beyond London to some other industrial cities like Coventry and Bristol. Tell us about what that was like. For the for those towns. Yeah the raid against Coventry in November of nineteen forty was particularly significant rate because the Mass at immense force of aircraft with the idea of obliterate the city of Coventry at an actually succeeded in that act so much so that afterwards both on the German side and the British side coverage was kind of the gold standard. If you will the bridge referred to Coventry dictation. A measure of the effectiveness of a raid was was at one coventry to Coventry's three Coventry's So that is a real jarring and amazingly amazingly from the German point of view during one of the most interesting because what happened in in in Bristol England this is nineteen forty one. Churchill was on his way to Bristol to award honorary degrees At as Donald chance to Bristol University and his whole entourage with various officials in his special train and were on their way to on the way to Bristol Pause on a siding outside the city happily because that night a tremendous rate struck the city of Bristol and as they arrived in town the next morning the city the city is a flame at that point but Churchill goals goes on and goes ahead with his plans to to award these. These degrees arrives Bristol. University buildings literally next door to the to the space in which they're holding. The degree ceremony building. Next door are on fire. People who people arrive in the audience who have clearly been up all night fighting fires digging bodies out of out of destroyed buildings so forth there in the audience up on the dice within our men who have their clothing is wet and Saudi and so forth. But they're still wearing their. They're still wearing their robes. And this this degree ceremonies still goes on afterwards. Churchill gives this wonderful extemporaneous speech just just about the courage of Ryssdal residents and it's it was really a very amazing very moving moment especially from merit. Who just just got love for Maria's his daughter Mary who just filled her her love for her father just become so much more amplified even in in that bumped. It is interesting because you know. Churchill was inspirational speaker on before parliament and on the Radio. But you also say that these visits to bombed out neighborhoods in London and cities throughout the British isles were also had an inspirational effect. Which is you know. It can be tricky for an elected leader to go to an era where people have lost their livelihoods and their loved ones and our utterly shattered in shellshocked and they seize this politician coming in with a Nice Car. In an entourage. It can rub people the wrong way. How did he manage to make it inspirational? This is something After that first raid on September seventh nineteen forty the next day. Churchill went to the very heavily vom. Dach district these men with an entourage and one member of General Hastings phys May Dictum hug because he looked like a pug is made recounts how when they arrived in the east and he is made was very concerned that there would be a a negative reaction to Churchill arriving. After after this this this horrible event that there might be a lot of recrimination. Like why what? Why were you not able to save us from from this for one reason or another That was not the case as they quickly found the public was if people there who had on their homes and so forth loved it that Churchill had arrived loved at that he was there now whether that had a lot to do with Churchill himself on. You know it's hard to say. It was a moment when when maybe it could have gone either way. But the fact is they embrace churchill and embrace them And one thing that endeared him to the public was the fact that he was not afraid to cry. He was deeply moved by this by this event. So and again. That's the this idea recognizing the power of symbolic acts. There's one moment you describe. It might have been touring Bristol where such a large crowd gathered that not. Everyone could see him. He hoists his bowler hat on his cane and lifts it high so that people can see that. He's yeah lifted high and swirls it around in the air so that people can see that that the leaders I should say also by the way that you know this he was not. It wasn't sort of a desire. Just near rebel in in the of his audience was not at all he was. He was deeply deeply moved by everything they saw was the case that at Bristol as he was after he had lived the speech and after he had made his way back to the train but this huge crowd of people for the city who had clustered around were following his car. Back to the train at it could have been as Mary Points Mary. Churchill daughter who diarrhea she points out it could have been a festival day in Bristol. They arrive at the train. Churchill words these waving to the crowd with the crowd way. He's waiting until the train is out of sight of obviously out of sight of anybody back in Bristol. And then he picks up. A newspaper halted in front of this. Hadn't behind the newspaper begins to cry. He's he's that moved by the situation. I believe it's a definite that he says he says something to the effect is a great responsibility Erik. Larsen's book is the splendid and the vile. We'll talk more after a short break. This is fresh air. Let's all close our eyes. Take a deep breath. Let it out and listen to. Npr's all songs considered it's a music podcast but it's also a good friend and guide to find joy in troubled times here. All songs considered with new episodes every Tuesday and Friday. Wherever you listen to podcasts. This is fresh air. And we're speaking with author. Eric Larsen. He has a new book about the leadership and family life of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during his first year in office when Nazi Germany waged a bombing campaign that killed more than forty four thousand British civilians. The book is the splendid and the vile. I want to just turn to the subject of crisis leadership here since we're in a crisis right now and of course every national crisis is different and a viral pandemic is different from twentieth century warfare. Which is what you write about but as you reflect on the insights that this research may have given you. I'm wondering what has occurred to you. Observing President Trump's conduct in handling the challenges of the corona virus. Oh my well I I. I come back to these. The idea of how how to approach situation a situation like this or at least how. Churchill would've would've approached it. You know the the key thing is to embolden reassure and encourage. I feel Trump Odyssey has done none of this no particular no particular moment of actual erode of leadership have icing but Churchill again would have he would have been first of all very frank about what we're confronting it would have been very frank about what this pandemic really means and about the importance. Yes staying home. Churchill would have been very very sober in his appraisal of what was happening and again any would have come around with reasons for optimism. Things that that were actually happening. That could could maybe improve the situation. He meant he undoubtedly talked about how the vast medical research infrastructure of this country bending itself to solving this problem but he would have done something to really encourage the populace and make them feel like he was in control and things were eventually going to get better. You know I'm also struck. By how much time and effort Churchill spent studying policy really getting into the details of every aspect of not just the war but other national policy issues and how important it is for a for a leader to be empirically grounded consulting the experts that he knows and and obviously has to make his own calls but being immersed in in the actual issues. Well you know. I think the Churchill's would absolutely have a fine.
"churchill" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Evacuated from the town of dunkirk. It was a dark time for the British forces. The United States was not in the war. They were prepared to take on Germany alone. At this point Churchill knew that he would have to defend against a German attack. Either from the air or possibly from the An. What role did he see for the Royal Air Force in the defense of the country and what was the state of the Air Force? Well what's very important to recognize to to to understand is that the fall of France was a a huge thing in terms of strategy. The idea the transplant fall had never been conceived have never been thought of as a possibility by pretty strict radishes now. Suddenly France had fallen. And and look the look. Wafa was able to set up basis on French coast minutes minutes from Britain previous strategy held at this. This was going to be impossible because the Germans have to fly away from Germany. Not Have the fuel capacity for their fighters that they didn't have the fuel capacity for their fighters couldn't send their bombers because they would be sitting ducks of the year. Churchill recognized very early on at that the fighters were going to be all important because because the only way Hitler could launch an invasion across the challenges would be could be done was if the lift. Wada I achieve air superiority so the top goal. Churchill was to deny air security to both the only way to do that. Let's do the production answered the to the effective coordination of fire so the German air war begins with a lot of tax during the daytime. In which the Royal Air Force the British Air Force fighters were pretty effective in knocking down a lot of the aircraft of the German Air Force. The left Wafa this also present. That kind of a show for British citizens actually watched a lot of this happen right in the sky. Oh this one of the fasting things to me. I mean there are. There are accounts of people who try to try to picture this. In one case there is a Switching is is A writer is is lying in the grass on a on a on a cliff at at Dover on a Beautiful Sunny Day the challenge sparkling below. Just could be any lovely summer day at high up above there is this pitched life or death battle between between German fighters British fighters and end the novelty of the seeing these seeing the spiralling contrails. High up in the sky watching occasionally as one of these things would just appear in a blur of smoke and playing with crashed into the sea was just such an anomalous. Think there you are extensive picnicking on a clifftop as she says no watching this battle at could determine the fate civilizations when the Germans went to night bombing. How did that change the equation? How did it affect the approaches of the German bombers the German fighters and and the British air defences first of all your switched to to tonight bombing because when they attacked by day with their bomber is The the Rif Spitfires hurricanes dairy affected knocking down bombers were quite slow relative to the speed of the of the of the fires in particular. The Germans were were startled to find. One of their aircraft. Is the so-called Stupa dive bomber with had been this fearsome weapon and land campaigns had pet proven to be uniquely vulnerable to attack by these Biden Song and very well trained in dynamic British British British pilots. So they'd had to give up daytime bombing and went to nighttime bombing. The affected this was that was first of all at night. They no longer need fighter protection because the the Rif is essentially effectively might want The Spitfires and hurricanes the pilots had had no way of effectively locating these bombers in darkness they had a rough idea because of course have established this this wonderful pression radar system but this was only only effective to apply because by the time the message has got to the control centers about where these planes were. The place obviously had moved onto different locations so that so digital sighting of aircraft was very important part of of how they are a gift dealt with bombers and and also with fighters at night with visual aspect was was removed so the bombers were now essentially free to fly over the British isles at will. This was very poor out another aspect. Was that because now. They were free to fly over over the because they no longer needed a fighter escorts fighters had very very short operational stamina essentially ninety minutes. Now the bombers could could could stay up for for far far longer so this very much changed the dynamic right and made the British industries in public more vulnerable. You note that Hitler for several months declined to bomb London because he was still hoping to convince. Churchill to see reason and negotiate a peace treaty Churchill was insisting he would take the fight to Germany he had his bombers bombed Berlin and that kind of change things. Didn't it one key element before the before? It became the the before Germany began. Its first deliberate bombing attacks on. London was was a mistake will flop of made on August Fourth Nineteen thirty when a group of German bombers thought they were over their target. They were not. They were over. Central London League dropped their bombs and this was the first attack on central London and yet was terrified to to citizens one which felt that for whatever reason they will not. This was not going. They're not going to be the subject of attack. Know by by this gave a Churchill what he described as the moral the moral right than to turn around and bomb Germany the Rif Bombed Berlin rather The was a little bit reluctant to do that as well because the moral consequences consult for so now. Suddenly you have this. This rapid escalation that leads to September seventh nineteen forty but I liberal mass intense bombing of the city of London. Talk about these raids on London in some detail. How big were they? How many planes would be involved? What kind of bombs were dropped? Hundreds of planes were involved You know when I was singing. Yeah yeah absolutely single rate mean up to a thousand planes bombers dispatched from bases along the along. The French coast not all necessarily arriving at the same time. But these were these were tremendous tremendous rates. And when I was doing the research for this book at by would stay up for part of the time in London and I remember standing before Mike Hotel Window. Just looking out at dusk one night trying to imagine what this would have been lied so beautiful. Blue night at dusk you suddenly you see these hundreds of bombers coming over the horizon. How terrified that must've but so so the first rule begins. September seven forty the The bombers arrive at At as I as I pointed out at teatime This was a day when otherwise London is one about their business In a in a very moral waves it was hot day for London. Just rare hot and sunny Not Temperatures up About Ninety degrees The stores and piccadilly were packed. People were just living their lives and suddenly suddenly the IT Simon so now this by itself. Blu Not was not was not a particularly terrifying thing because air rates varied sirens. Were sounding the time my time but on a regular basis but now the allows began to south says in the afternoons ten seventeen forty and you know the first thing nation was to say okay. These must be just another false alarm this time. However incendiary bombs began to fall these. These are typically the first things that the left the drop these meant to set fire to structures so that once the once the structures began to earn and as night fell. These structures would serve as we for bombers to fall. Because you navigation at night was still a problem for for the for the German bombers they could they could fly at night readily but the getting to a target at least initial phases blitz required. Either either Moonlights Which is very important thing. Flown was referred to as the bomber's moon or What else are helpless to have these these these structures on fire because they they guided the bombers to to the target so suddenly isn't standards that are flying next come to high explosive bombs and the Germans deployed a variety of of of of weapons from from smallish high explosive bombs to to To two giant about four thousand pound bombs the Germans nickname Satan These bombs began to fall in the city of London. September seventh nineteen forty and now for limiter some life as they would write one of the little details. Is that you know. We hear the whistling sound that bombs would make as they fall. That's not a normal thing for the moms that was added to make them more terrifying right. Yeah what Germans and then eventually also British What's referred to as the sort of Jericho Trumpet Let device attached to attached to bombs to make them howl as they fell which was believed to amplify the terror effect. Similar thing was done by the way to the stick of mammary some to make them scream as they as they enter their dives which is believed to enhance the terror of on the ground right. And you mentioned this when people saw moon coming that was even more terrifying right. Yes I mean. The full moon was That nights when there was a full moon these were these were deemed to be the nights when air rates were most likely to occur because because moonlight was very effective in lighting targets. Along On nights when there was a full moon so-called bombers moved That's when people most feared what would happen. And we're pretty much assured that there would be a Ray Eric. Larssen's new book is the splendid and the vile after a break we'll hear more about Winston Churchill's leadership of Great Britain during the German bombing campaign in nineteen forty and some of the ways he inspired citizens and sustained their morale before the United States entered the war. Also Lloyd Schwartz recommend some music for our days of stress from Louis.
"churchill" Discussed on Casefile True Crime
"When the twenty one victim impact statements were reading court. Sokolac yawned and same done move by the stories. He was hearing grant Jacobs shed. He's turmoil leading the sole remaining member of his family stating I have been left without my mother mirrors left without my father. Rollin and my brother Luke who was my best friend it was done by someone's deliberate until intention actions. The world has become a very lonely place. I just want my family back which I know what can never have never grant. Rhonda's spoke of the absolute annoying relation of a family and described crawling through the Paul Bash. That was once a brother's home for two and a half days hoping to find anything that survived quiet. I wave in the deepest places. Marcel. Rudny late them recalled. He's attempts to save his wife and net who was consumed by the fire in front of saw he described feeling as though he was standing in the middle of a volcano and smelling his flesh burning quite by have. It doesn't. What if that or should have done this or should have done that and to my wife would still be alive. He couldn't go out in the sun anymore as a course. He's burn scars to each painfully. Lachlan Frendo was six years old when the fire took the lives of his father. Scott and the grandfather Alford. He said he missed them every day. And the suck lock took away his life and family non year old. Pokka shoots thought of. He's deceased father. Martin all the time and expressed his anger at Sokolof taking away. He's dead dog and has with all these things. A video tribute to the victims was played in court which Sokolac watched briefly before returning to his pens and payback that he had been using to scribble with throughout the trial off. Four days of deliberation. The jury Van Brenton Sokolac guilty of ten cans of arson causing death justice. Pull Call Glenn Talbot Soka Look. I am satisfied beyond reasonable doubt for the purposes of sentencing. That you intentionally lit the fire intending to set fire to eucalypt plantations. I am also satisfied that you lit the fire at two distinct places at or near the intersection of jealousy outlet and Glenn Donald Road. The event was terrifying parole. Involved in the fires with the directly or otherwise death from natural disaster would be bad enough but they're suffering is significantly increased from knowing that the fire which caused the death was deliberately lit but the victims. These were and Dr Life Changing Events and to know sentence imposed Kenny in any way compensate fidel loss. But it does bring to an end to one part of the process though Justice Call. Glenn accepted that. Sokolov had not set out to kill anyone. He referenced the defendant training with the country fire authority which provided him with the knowledge that he's actions came with certain risks including damage and death taking into account. He's impaired mental functioning. Which Judge Call. Glenn believed to reduce his moral culpability. Brendan salk was sentenced to seventeen years and nine months in jail with a non parole period of fourteen years the guilty verdict tomato Sokolac. The state's worst mass killer in March two dozen thirteen. The director of public prosecutions appealed the length of Sokolac sentence on the basis that it was manifestly inadequate and sword an increase to twenty four to twenty six years. They were concerned that offered little deterrence to would be US nests especially those in bad or challenging circumstances in their unanimous ruling rejecting the application the court of Appeal said that while the gravity of the offence was an important sentencing factor. Sokolov disability had debate considered quote at Lord does not trade an offender with an intellectual disability or other mental impairment in the same way as an offender who does not have such a disability the moral culpability of a person who intentionally lots of file on a die of extreme weather conditions and door in the face of a total fire ban appreciating. There is a strong possibility that the fire will spread is greater than the moral culpability of a person who does not understand the magnitude of that risk. Sentencing principles required the court to consider the effect which he's or her mental condition. Had on his or her moral culpability. In view the sentences imposed Dafa weighing these factors fell within the reasonable exercise of the judge's discretion to a royal commission was held into the Black Saturday fires which aimed to examine all aspects of the government's bushfire strategy. It began prior to Brendan Saux trial and therefore did not address his involvement in the Churchill fire instead focusing on the experiences and reactions of emergency services personnel and victims before during and after the blaze the commission acknowledged numerous examples of courage initiative and professionalism that increased community and firefighter safety protected houses and property and supported a local crews who would by fighting the fires and risking narran harms businesses however they determined that the incident management team for the Churchill Fire demonstrated shortcomings in management and planning that contributed to the lack of organization and affected the efficiency of those working on the grand. This included the planning offices inaccurate reporting of the Tom of Mississippi wind change which occurred an hour earlier than predicted. The commission acknowledged the efforts of individuals such as Santa Fe volunteer and captain of the Wolong South Fiber Guide. Craig would throughout Black said I would and his crew focused on suppression and asset protection in response to the church. Oh fire at times placing them so that great risk they held to deliver the fire away from Baragan south and protected the low Yang POW station while also safely evacuating a number of people from Collini. During the day woods own farm came under threat and was left. Unprotected in response to the choice effaced. Would you remarked? My boss was far greater than my in farm. This he said was something he kept in the back of East Maude so he could instead. Concentrate on what you need to do for the betterment of the larger and broader community. The Commission noted Mr Wood and he's crew provide just one example of the courage and generosity of and women who fought the FIS on February seven. Two thousand nine. Despite the tonle warning from Victorian Premier John Brumby the die. Prior to black Saturday many victorians would not prepared for the ferocity of the fires and the subsequent trauma was significant. According to a report by the Herald Sun in the vs following that catastrophic day. There was a rise in suicides. Family violence reports alcohol and drug abuse and addictive behavior such as gambling amongst the Bush via survivors. Many replacement houses were left in various stages of construction as residents had run out of money to say the job to completion and Dean. Christ fireproofing had added to the cost every year on February. Seven memorials held throughout Victoria to commemorate the lives lost. In the black Saturday fires in Churchill locals gathered to pay their respects to the families and friends of Alfred and Scott Frendo Colon and David Gibson. Alan Miro sent of Luke Jacobs Nathan Charles Net late them mountain shoots and Gertrude. Martin during one such ceremony twelve months after the blaze the chaplain of Monash University in Gibbs Land Father. Hugh Brown told the crowd of mourners. It couldn't destroy our memories con. Destroy out gratitude for the help we received from so many and couldn't destroy US spirits which are strangely batted and bruised. Better never quenched. Two thousand nine was a bloody awful year but we as the song says we'll survive. We want to ever forget the past but we went live their radar because we know that he out of ashes. New Life grows..
"churchill" Discussed on Casefile True Crime
"Located in the rural region of Gibbs land. In Victoria's aced is the Latrobe Valley and inland district withdrawing major urban areas. Maui more well enter Algan and six small townships including Churchill formally known as Hazelwood Churchill was purpose built to accommodate workers involved in the construction and maintenance of the Hazelwood power station in nineteen sixty five to ten was renamed in posthumous owner of Foam British. Promised us so Winston Churchill and grew into a commuter suburb for those working in neighbouring areas. Like Hey did one. Hundred and sixty kilometers southeast of Mobin. Churchill phages a commercial centre for its several thousand locals with Wad pock land separating residential areas industrial estates dense tree plantations and national park and dig- Ridges of farmland frame the township which is home to the Seaney Colli highland and two golden tail nine locally is the beat cigar after Winston Churchill's trademark smoking habit at one thirty two PM on Sunday February. Seven two thousand nine triple zero. Emergency services received a call regarding a wildfire just sawed Churchill. The blaze was full. Columbia south east of town near the intersection of Glenn Donald Road and Jealous Outlet to unsealed stretches of winding roadway that cut through the rural outskirts. It had emerged from the bottom of a natural basin the Bennetts creek catchment which consisted of blue gum. Eucalypt and upon plantations surrounded by hazardous surface fuels such as shrubs wag grass and blackberry bushes. Three minutes after the coal a pilot flying firefighting aircraft ten kilometers from Churchill. Saw Did a column of doc smoke hundreds of feet high rausing from the fires location within ten minutes the flames troubled roughly one Columba and were in the vicinity of forests managed by Timber Company. Hancock Victorian plantations the plantations surveillance planes. Which were Riva's seeing the entirety of the latrobe valley that day would deserted to Churchill to carry out reconnaissance work despite being in its early stages. The fires behavior was noted. As extreme by the Tom. First responders arrived the blaze had spread rapidly and was burning on both sides of jealousy outlet spot. Fires Begin igniting a rounded straining resources and impacting efforts to tackle the central inferno directly requests? Were made for more tankers and dare support however de intense hate was causing water to evaporate before it even hit the ground. The focus then shifted to warning surrounding communities of the urgent threat. Road blocks were established. Durant the file as emergency services personnel visited nearby residences to raise the alarm but two pm the fire had been raging for those often Allah and remained out of control despite the arrival of additional firefighting crews. It continued to move in southeasterly direction through the Broad Valley of benefits. Craig ECRU observed the fire cresting to reach along. Jira lying North Road and by the fifty minute mark. It had traveled about seven kilometers. More spot. Fires were reported and by three PM. The blaze had burned through a plan plantation and to damage the communications our efforts to protect assets continued as emergency relief centres were established in nearby townships at three twenty pm. The fire had destroyed. Its first time. Stead at the intersection of Thomson and to Jira Lying. North roads but five fifteen pm it was approaching the slopes of men tasr e ten kilometers juice out east of Churchill and spotting to the mountains east side as emergency crews tackled they surrounding spot fires. The apex of being funar raged on woods. Elliott that day a strategy is bureau of Meteorology had predicted a severe wind. Change that would hit land between six and eight. Pm shortly before. Four o'clock there. Prediction was amended to the window of five thirty and seven. Pm The planning officer responsible for the Churchill Fire Unaware of the amendment told the Incident Management Team to expect at the midpoint of seven when they change arrived and now earlier than anticipated at sent seventy kilometer and now a gusts through the region that suddenly shifted the fire in a northeasterly direction. The winds posed a significant threat to way across and forced them to land as fifteen kilometer. Long uncontrolled flank of. Phya developed that ran from the origin. Point Nature Chill through to the east side of Tozzi as it progressed fullwood burning debris rained down and ignited the surrounding vegetation almost instantly. It was accompanied by an east bleeding rush of what noise described by witnesses as the sand of immense pressure. Lucca that of a jet engine. Following this hurricane like wind change the file was at. Its most dangerous threatening multiple townships as well as the one wrong state forest residents working fervently to defend their himes when now blinded by an Ol- encompassing blackness composed of Smokin Dash. All of a sudden the in band firestorm had peed through the dock. Luckily Sunrise Churchill Resident Greg. We stated on you. The fire front was coming. You could hear it. You could smell it. You could feel the hate coming up out of the valley. The flames were right there. And where the heart of the trees and to that again. Three hundred Fateha plus there were big swirling vortexes is just a big swirling masses of flames that would burst and explode out of the treetops' shortly after six PM. Three water tankers belonging to volunteer. Fire Service the country fire authority were involved. In a series of Burn I've is wherein their crews were forced to take shelter where possible as the firing trapped them the boon either hit with quote great ferocity firefight at Graham Chesterton recall blackwood say MBA's thought the full was locked out coming from everywhere. The became very smokey and everything started to burn rapidly. That was spot FIS on the ground. All the rant me and the trees dotted burning at that stage aghast. I had about ten to fifteen seconds until I would have to make a move. Within those seconds the conditions deteriorated so rapidly. That are realized that wasn't safe too late truck. At that time a did not night where rule Marc crew members. Were on the decision to make a May Day call us said something along. The lines of we are completely surrounded by fire Tabun. I've lasted an estimated ten minutes firefighting crews elsewhere listened. Says their colleagues frantically broadcast may calls. I've Aradio but were unable to approach the scene due to the level of danger or they could do was respond. There is nothing we can do for you incredibly. None of the firefighter discord in the burn. Iva lost their lives the via finally slowed at eight PM. And by the following day of Sunday February I it was mostly brought to a whole l. Dive burning continued in heavily feud areas the Churchill fire named after its point of origin was not a visually listed under control until eleven days later on February nineteen more than six hundred firefighting personnel battled the blaze supported by one hundred and five vehicles and appliances in total. It had burned more than twenty five thousand eight hundred and sixty one heck Dez and destroyed one hundred forty five times elsewhere. Four hundred separate bushfires had devastated the Victorian landscape with the most destructive and deadly being the king like into Marysville FIS in the sites northeast collectively the fires had released eighty thousand kilowatts of. Hey the equivalent of five hundred atomic bombs. One hundred and seventy three. Papal had perished and four hundred and fourteen were left injured more than two thousand times and ten thousand kilometers of fence. Lon had been raised and an estimated one million animals were killed. Buerry seven two thousand nine became the deadliest bushfire. Catastrophe in Victoria's history and was henceforth referred to as black Saturday fifty eight-year-old Alford Frendo and his wife. Elaine lived on old collect knee road in colony with their youngest son. Mark who was disabled and in their care the couple had made no plans for what they would do if a bushfire ever threatened their livelihoods as the possibility never really crossed their minds on February seven. Two thousand non and neighbor reloaded the friend does to smoke rising. In the direction of Churchill defile was nearly fifteen kilometers away into the couple with certain a would not reach their property as a precaution they collected a pump polly popping into spray nozzle and connected them to the dame neither house.
"churchill" Discussed on Giants of History
"Mine and it was here that Churchill heard the words that would foreshadow all that was to come at the mouth of the coal mine was another man named Mr Do snap who was from Oldham. Which in an extremely wild coincidence happens to be the same exact town were Churchill had. I stood for election to parliament and lost which Mr do snap apparently remembered for as Mr do snap shook Churchill's hand at the mouth of the coal mine. He said to churchill quote. They'll all vote for you. Next time and quote prophetic words to say the least. But from there Mr Howard's plan for Churchill's escape was put into motion. Churchill was led into the cage of the coal mine and from there and Churchill's own words quote down we shot into the bowels of the earth and so the cage descended two hundred feet down into a pitch black labyrinth of mine. Shafts and two additional Scottish miners were at the bottom of the mine waiting for Churchill Churchill exited the cage and he followed the to minors and they wound their way through this maze guided only by the lanterns that they were carrying Churchill followed closely behind. Churchill's own words again quote. We walked for some time through the pitchy. Labyrinth with frequent turns twists and alterations of level and finally stopped in sort of chamber where the air was cool and fresh and quote the to minors then laid out a makeshift bed for Churchill and gave him candles first and then a box of cigars and a bottle of whisky how well they appear to know Churchill already they then left him there with the warning to not move from this space no matter what happens and then the two men disappeared back into the darkness and Churchill was then alone again. He wrote later of this moment. Quote in this comfortable mood and speeded by intense fatigue. I soon slept the sleep of the weary but of the triumphant and quote Churchill would spend three days down in the mine hiding from the bore search parties that were combing the area looking for him and these three days down in the mine. Were not altogether that pleasant as you might imagine. He was alone for pretty much all of that time. With the exception of a few visits from Howard and the other men who brought him down more food and provisions but the darkness of the mind started to wear on him and soon enough as we said earlier he would learn that while there were no other people down in the shaft with him there were in fact countless rats to keep him company. How he didn't go crazy during those three days. I'll never know but if I had to take a guess. It must've had something to do with that bottle of whisky that he was given finally after three days down in the mine. Mr Howard thought it was safe enough to bring Churchill back up to the surface and hide him in a small secret room that was behind some packing cases inside his own office and so church was once again instructed not to come out of the room unless he heard the secret knock that they both agreed. Upon for a few more days. Churchill sat locked away in this small room reading a copy. A Robert Louis. Stevenson's book kidnapped and it's worth mentioning here that one of those days. While he was hiding in the secret room he heard a series of gunshots outside the House and he immediately thought that the boers had in fact now found him and that it was all over and he was being recaptured. But John Howard being the great guy that he was anticipating the anxiety that church would have been feeling after hearing the gunshots. He soon came up to ease his fear telling him that. It wasn't fact a bore military officer that had come but that they weren't looking for. Churchill any longer and this was because they said that they had caught Churchill the day before in another town which obviously was untrue given the fact Churchill himself was hearing this news regardless though to get the man to leave the Property Howard challenged him to a rifle shooting contest which he lost to the man and he paid the guy two pounds and then the man took off and after hearing this of course Churchill felt much better but then Howard said something else that made Churchill anxious once again Howard said as he left the small room quote. It's all fixed up for tonight and quote meaning that the time for hiding out was now over and the time for escape had now come. Churchill responded with quote what do I do Howard replied quote? Nothing you simply follow me when I come for you. And so here was the next phase of the plan in a nutshell. John Howard knew a man named Charles Burnham who was a Dutch shopkeeper who live nearby and it's worth noting here that Churchill refers to burn them in his recollection of the events as Bergner. Now I'm not certain if he was simply disguising the man's name in his book or simply got it wrong. But this shopkeeper Burnham sympathized with the British and John Howard knew this so Howard approached Burnham about helping Churchill Escape and Burnham agreed to help Burnham then mentioned that he was scheduled to ship a large order of wool by train to delegate obey the exact point that church was trying to get to and this shipment was scheduled to leave on December nineteenth. So if they wanted to try it they hype. Churchill in the middle of this will shipment and smuggled Churchill into Portuguese East Africa that way. And here's how Churchill himself captures how he would be smuggled out in the bales of wool quote. The bales could be so packed as to leave a small place in the center of the truck in which I could be concealed and quote and truck here means train car and this would be easily accomplished as well given the fact that the mind itself was connected with the main railway by a small branch line and all of Burnham's bales of wool would be loaded onto the train right next to the mine and this was no small order of Wolf. Either as Churchill describes the amount of well being shipped would quote fill two or three large trucks and quote and so now that the plan was in place and everything was secured the reality of this next phase of his escape landed upon Churchill. Pretty heavily he wrote of the state of his mind at point and the idea of losing his freedom and it's a lengthy quote but an important one as it really does give us a sense of what Churchill was thinking. Here he wrote quote. I was more worried about this than almost anything that happened to me so far in my adventure when by extraordinary chance one has gained some great advantage or prize and actually had it in one's own possession and been enjoying it for several days. The idea of losing it becomes almost unsupportable. I had really come to count upon freedom as a certainty and the idea of having to put myself in a position which I should be perfectly helpless without a move of any kind absolutely at the caprice of Searching Party at the frontier was profoundly harassing rather than face this ordeal. I would've much preferred to start off on the velde with a pony and a guide and far from the haunts of man to make my way march by March beyond the wide territories of the Boer Republic. However in the end. I accepted this proposal of my generous rescuer and arrangements were made accordingly end quote and with the plan in place and with Churchill committed to it he now had to just sit and wait for the moment of truth then at two. Am in the darkness of the early morning. Hours of December nineteenth. The door to the secret room were. Churchill was still hiding opened and there in the doorway once again stood John Howard. The time had come Aw..
"churchill" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"Now back to the show. We'll talk about Lord beaverbrook. There's another character. What was his role during this first year? A beaver books role. During this this first year was really very important now beaverbrook and Churchill had been friends off and on throughout the years but mostly friends and now at this point we're friends again and as soon as Churchill becomes prime minister on the ten thousand forty fifth he makes beaverbrook is minister of aircraft production. Very important job you ever is is at this point. He's a he's a newspaper magazine. He publishes newspapers. He has really know much about manufacturing hard things but church recognizes him with kind of galvanizing energy. That's going to be necessary to to step up. Production of fighter aircraft which Churchill rightly recognized from the GECKO was going to be crucial ingredient in trying to hold off any effort to invade England by Hitler and that that threat of invasion at this time was a very concrete thing. There were concerns that Hitler the German Air Force and army could invade the next step. On any given day that one day you'd be sitting there and Hyde Park and one hundred paratroopers would descend around the Serpentine in the park. A very real possibility but churchill recognize that the way to stop that the way to deny the off air superiority which is what they would have needed if they were going to try to invade. If the jurors were to try to invade England he recognized that fighters were the only way to do that did not have enough fighters while points beaverbook minister of aircraft. Production beaverbrook works. What a mouse to sort of an act of magic overtime radically steps up. Production of Spitfires and hurricanes not as radically as he would like to thank but he radically stepped up production and really sort of. Save the day at the same time. He was an irascible Attackers cataclysmic Lee energetic guy demanding peevish toddler ish in the course of nineteen forty. Forty one he resigns. Fourteen Times may lead to get attention from Churchill Churchill. Churchill knew him he knew his his man he knew that that that MACs at maximus Israel Lord beaverbrook styled Lord beaverbrook Max. Aken was his real name. He knew that Max was GonNa be a problem. He knew he was going to be a problem. But that's what he wanted. He wanted him to be problem. He wanted him to so conflict because he wanted aircraft production juiced up as much as possible and he gossiped like a church. Lady He wa. He's a gossip like he loved the gossip about what was going on. He loves the dog loved. Is I s? I talked about in the book. He loved to Collect Secrets Secrets. He loved to collect. Other people see she liked knowing the things that were in people's closets and then manipulating those people if if he could he was a real a real talent in that respect and that that didn't hurt either in terms of hurt some people. But it didn't hurt in terms of getting things done well This happened like Pamela Randolph. Eventually went to beaverbrook for the debt problem that she was having well. Yeah Yeah and that was. When when Pamela realize that the debts that she thought had been paid off by by Churchill? But that there was actually like. We're we're actually not fully paid off because there were other deaths in the pipeline which is horrifying to her. She went to Beaver Book and told him the story and wanted to get help with with the debt and in the process of put herself into the the sway of his of his world at a very interesting way and in the end you know he he did help her. But you know sort of the devil's bargain Rave Randolph. You've been told her don't ever told before it dealt ever let yourself get under under under beer books control. Get some context to some of the things that that surprised me whenever I think whenever I imagined people from a long time ago. I always imagined that like in their thirties or forties. Pamela was only twenty one when this when this was going on so I couldn't imagine being twenty one years old new baby and you've got hundreds I mean what today would amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt right Ri- ranch. Yeah and and and she was she. She seemed much older than her years is twenty one but she was. She was very flirtatious. Very easy way with people and sexually knowing person very much sort of I would say coveted bye. Bye Bye man and knew what she had was very willing to to use that to help her helper get away just use a very dynamic character and when their marriage began to fail which it did quite spectacularly and once she recognized that she was on her own she she really took very conservative steps to just car carve her own way in one of the way she did that. One of the people that entered into the Churchill secret circle was an American heron. Yes averell Harriman was his story. What was his role there? So Apple Ham was was a businessman from America. He was actually the founder of Sun Valley Resort Idaho to found that to try to get increase rail travel for his his family railroad in the wintertime. Harriman was an immensely attractive man. Tall very handsome very athletic. He was sent by Roosevelt President. Roosevelt Franklin D Roosevelt to London to administer the so-called lend lease program after it had finally been passed which was slow long saga in itself nominally. His mission was to was to to determine who got what age and how it got what was done with it and so forth but really he was. He was sent by Roosevelt to kind of report on what was really happening with. Churchill with the war and to send back reports about what was really really happening but turns out that yes he had that mission but then Churchill recognize that he was Roosevelt's Emma. Sorry he said about really bringing him into his inner circle almost like the courtship of of a woman brought him into his who was innermost circle to try to. You know to try to to by Proxy Win Roosevelt's intervention ultimately in the war. I'm he helped that. Roosevelt would intervene and of course Pearl. Harbor comes along that he does but Herman also was a again. He was of a very very attractive guy. At one party. He meets Pamela Churchill who at this point is convinced that occurred as decide? Her marriage is done and they during during an era they could add to his his apartment which is deemed to be safer. It's in this hotel called the Dorchester and one thing leads to another and dot dot and did Churchill. Churchill's know about it. Yeah I believe the Churchill's did know about it not immediately. But they did know about it. I don't think anybody really seriously doubts that they did but they didn't make a big thing about the affair. When later later Randolph got really annoyed when he found out about the affair that that his parents had been wittingly supporting a called in the in the Cacao cuckolding him in the in the in the Churchill family so did he was DVD to Randolph accused. Churchill used Pamela as a as a political connection or I'm sure he did once he realized that I mean he was. He was very very good at this. Courtship of America is like a fly fisherman using every single technique. You could just sort of real rosewood. Closer closer closer when he found out I I have no doubt that he found out that. Pamela and Hermann. We're having an affair. I sure he was delighted. This is like all in the family you know especially now well I think Churchill was used to that sort of thing I mean his mother was. How would you say she got? I mean she was. She did that would take. She was unfaithful. She was known as a cortisone basically. Yeah well basically in this town. Everybody was faithful. And that's one of the things that comes to my in my work actually almost doesn't matter what era. I'm looking at As Lot more sexually on that you would ever imagine and so the sort of the happy ending with that. If you call it HAP- it's kind of happy with Pamela Harriman. They've eventually they. They go their separate ways. They stayed married to their respective spouses. But then while she eventually divorces divorce but decades later ended up getting married. Well that's true. That's very sort of kind of a romantic story. Also in the sense of heroin did stay with his wife despite the revelation of this affair and they actually grew closer and closer over the years and when his wife died decades after after the war Aharon was was absolute crushed at one point though he is invited to a party at Katharine Graham's House. The you know the the owner of the Washington Post reconnect with Pamela. And the next thing you know. They're they're married this. This long saga has come full circle in their their therapy husband and wife. So you mentioned a Mary Mary. Churchill was your favorite character. Why was she your favorite character? Mary was my favorite character because well first of all she's brand new in terms of Churchill. Scholarship I I went. I was granted thankfully permission to look at her diet by her daughter. I was one of two scholars who had been given that opportunity. I don't know who the other scholar was but Mary has not been heavily written about in any work on church until until now and what I really liked about her. Was that you know. She was again context. She was this very charming smart. Pretty very intelligence seventeen year old. Who WHOSE LIFE FOLLOW? Very interesting arc. In this time she was. She was a very compelling counterpoint. To what was going on in the world like she she loved her father and she commented on on the Action Day by day in her own daily in his daily diary and it was really a really a a wonderful insight. Not just into what was actually happening on the broader world stage but also what was happening in her life. The context snogging in the Hayloft. What the F. Pilots. You know that kind of thing and the pilots at a nearby base bomber pilots these young guys in their twenties. Nineteen twenty twenty one twenty two. They knew Mary was at Chequers. The prime minister less state in the country outside London they knew Mary was there. They knew her friends were there and they would engage in a process that she refers to repeatedly at her diary as beating up which is when the bombers would fly over at treetop level. And just buzz the girls. They were thrilled. They love this and as you read her. Diaries life went on for her to she was jeopar- posed to and she had. You'd see the agony of whether to accept or not and the tension between her and her mother about whether to accept or not so I mean she she she follows a very a very interesting arc through welcome in. I don't want to give away exactly what happened but suffice it to say that you know one reason. I this book This book takes place in that first year of his prime minister. Ministership Premiership may ten ninety four to make ten nineteen forty one but it was not that year per se drew. This is not a book about the first year of the prime minister. This is a book that I did because the action happens to match conveniently that first year on May tenth nineteen forty one three different narrative threads all converge and end on that day which almost never happens in the world historical writing and one. Those was her particular Saga Right. What I what? I find interesting about Mary when I read about her. Seems like out of all the Churchill Children? She was the most well adjusted. She didn't have like the personal drama like Randolph Raven. Her older older sister as well. Yes yes she had two sisters Diana and Sarah. What do you think went on there? Like why did other? Churchill's children kind of end up. Have all these personal problems in Mary? Didn't I don't know I didn't spend a Lotta time? Obviously thinking about looking into the the other the other sisters I wanted to focus on a few important characters but you know I mean three three four or five times a charm. I mean as she was the youngest and and was doted upon by her parents. Maybe that's part of it. A sea mentioned checkers. That was the the prime minister state out in the country outside of London and that seemed to play a pivotal role that's where Churchill would convene his inner circle. And not only I mean. They continue to work there but they also lost him. There were some of the stories that were one of your favorite stories from checkers that you really show that really conveyed that inner circle so check is really did become kind of a character in the book..
"churchill" Discussed on Trust the Prophets Podcast
"Podcast WE'RE GONNA cover churchill downs results from yesterday as well as aqueducts predictions and analysis for tomorrow. Saturday the Ninth. Got a special guest today Coming in from actually were both from Michigan Who opened the Hazel Park Area? Where there was World famous harness racing track. That is an absolute toilet. But he's kind of where we cut our teeth on handicapping and probably have been raider here with me today. Benza. Say what's up what's up. Everyone glad to be here. Yes so what we're going to cover I will be a recap of Churchill downs and by the way we're at CJ's pub you're in Queens and it's real loud so I apologize for the background noise but what are you gonNa do. We have the Churchill results from yesterday. We had ten races before we even start the coverage on this event a dumpster fire from the beginning. I tuned in for race one on TV and notice that it looked more like a swamp than a horse track and thus we add a dozen or so scratches. What owner trainer in the right mind would put a horse out in that mess to begin with but it is what it is we will. Persevere wasn't a Great Day Russ but let's let's start talking. Let's get right into the results. Churchill downs race number one Our predictions we gave. You were eight one. Six that was Nigon. Glory L. Venue and stay home our top three choices and how that worked out. Ben Yeah so what we finished up with what we saw there not raced one like you said in an absolute dumpster fire dumpster water fire whatever. Toilet the toilet bowl toilet bullimore's raising. We had the number three on the Lam coming in with that win followed by stay home and then third we had Willow Ridge. Yeah that was basically a big airball for the for the prophets team. We did it stay home. Our third toys ran second. Nagami was fourth on impressive L. Venue was nor to be vomiting his garbage. When the beginning watch the race couldn't even believe it was the horse. Handicapped is embarrassing About we have for race one knows success. No payback so bad from the get race to again. We're on swamp either so I don't know what we expected to happen once. I saw the swamp it kind of.
"churchill" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
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I have many accidents where he died and he believed in what he called invisible wings that were beating heaven and protecting him but he was also okay conventionally religious man in any way in fact he described his relationship to the Church of England being like the flying buttress in that he supported the judge but from the outside some of described Churchill as sort of spiritual but not religious in the sense says you said he didn't go to church but he still had a real capacity a pass for wonder and a sense of the transcendent he believed in absolute good and evil in the heroic clash between those forces had a firm moral code bedrock of principles like like honor loyalty and courage and he he would take time to contemplate supplies fireplace with chart will reflecting he also seemed to have a different kind of faith as well sort of faith in the British Empire. Yes he had a secular faith in the in the gym pop in a sense of also the sort of weakish progression in history. He believed that people were were moving. Would I'm not sure he felt that way. After outfits in the death camps revealed. I'm not sure that he he had this sense. That mankind was getting better very much off the off the bat but nonetheless is life. He tended to leave in a in the general sense of of human progress so churchill. After the Boer war he got elected to parliament had a political career and then he was put in place as the first Lord of the Ad Morality but he made some blunders there he talks about what those blunders weren't. How'd affected his political career. Yes well as food. I would be admiralty. He was in charge of the Royal Navy and he came up with this this idea in many ways a genius concept which was to get the royal all navy through the Straits between Europe and Asia and more it off concerns Naple Mondays Thembu and basically knock doc Turkey not be of them out of the central powers which would have been a brilliant scheme if it'll come off one of the great coups of the of rubber one but unfortunately as a result of some mine laying the night before the the attack we lost six ships in the allies all six ships on the day of the Nineteen fifteen and it was catastrophic and instead of cooling hoping off judgment fisted on on a land offensive on the European side on the Gallipoli an era which ultimately led to the killing a winding of nephew of the nine hundred forty seven seven thousand allied troops and what happened to his career after that after that happened when he was full resign was the was the first thing happened to it in November nineteen fifteen. They're often even when he was brought back into the government again nature in the first world war every time he gave a speech public meeting taking someone would shout out what about the doll house and this would carry on for another fifteen longer. years of this graph was this the time that was known as Churchill's chills wilderness years there. The woman is actually in nineteen thirty when he resigned from the shadow cabinet and they confessed if shadow cabinet and then spent can years warning against Hitler Nazis but prior to that he had a long period in government when he was home of the Exchequer uh-huh and Ministry of the colonies and various other important pastes like that up to a conservative defeat in the nineteen twenty nine general election. Ooh Well. How do those mistakes he made that happened in world war one the Dardanelles how did that set him up for success during World War to learn from that experience it learn in. Yes no exact he made terrible mistakes in his life. You know they want from moments. Think anybody to think that that's not a deeply flawed individual. He certainly roles and he made a series in state. He made a mistake as the exchequer in going onto the gold standard at the wrong time at the wrong price in nineteen twenty five. If he goes women suffrage grown he got the application wrong. He got the dog analysis. I mentioned earlier very happy Rome. You know this is not a man who got everything racing career by any means however he was a politician who learned from his mistakes and to pick up the one that you mentioned the daughter now he never once overruled overruled the British chiefs of Staff during the Second World War so even constitutionally he could as minister of defense he actually never once picked up and that was they great message that he he took great lesson that he learned from that catastrophe so we mentioned the Churchill was one of the few people who saw the dangers offers of Nazism when it started coming to rise in his his appreciation for history is knowledge of history allowed him to do that. But what did you have any personal experience where he became gymnast unshakable belief that Hitler had ambitions to conquer Europe. Yes Churchill as well as being historian and eating Nazism message as an historical a threat in terms of the past Churchill say was a fi night. He likes Jeez. He got on with these personally grown up with them. His father had like Jews he the represented Jewish constituency is up Zionist support of the Balfour Declaration and so of course he has an early warning system for the evils of Ah the Nazis and far earlier on the lot of the other people sitting on the benches within viz agent in class background background in Britain at that time many Morandi ethic and so that was another of the ways that is sort of personal beliefs and background allowed him to be the first major which exploded addition to warn against what was happening and he was also one of the few leaders who actually read Hitler's Mein Kampf and he tried to. Ah Tell people okay look. He says right here in the book what he plans on doing then another you mentioned too was when he was working in India like he saw jihadis like he saw extremists. Yes we're not just India also of course the Sudanese campaign where he was fighting against the forces of the Califa- owner of the library of the kind of came down to the Islamic fundamentalist fascism and so you had in the sense that he both in in India and Africa came up very impersonal to the fanaticism in this case religious richest. Max isn't of course but if Nazism but he was too spoke again thirty years later in the Nazis so one thing that that happened throughout rituals shows life is that he always got pushback. He was always getting criticized. He was described as a pusher. Something you didn't do right you. Didn't you weren't supposed to be publicly ambitious. Che's right and then but also he got criticized for all the things he did but it didn't seem to faze them all that much. What was it about Churchill's Joel's character or past experience in life that allowed them just to be so stoic in the face of so much criticism thrown at them. When I go to ethically correct UH response that really which is the announced tremendously bad the I have a sense of entitlement in public life today but he was tremendously mendaciously entitled he was the son well the grandson of Duke he been born in a palace at the very apex of Victorian Society and which he considered to be the greatest society up until that point to mystery of the world so he really didn't get much what other people thought that which of course is not a whiz very good in democratic politics but boy did he need that in the decade of the Wilderness Years Nineteen Thirties when he was shot shot down in the House of Commons decried nitty nitty how to see taken away from him by conservatives. He's attacked in the press constantly. He had a thick skin importantly down to his extremely in sort of grand backgrounds the amount him not to care what other people thought them. There's a picture in the book him when he was seven and he looks like like an Aristocrat even at seven years that he's he's he's got his hand on his hip and and his dad pointed up and he's he's seven years old and he will be a himself so yeah. He didn't have that middle class. Status Anxiety diety wasn't worried about his place he just he knew what his place was and he just just kept on that. Yes there wasn't a it wasn't a middle class audie body and he knew it but he's like he was an Aristocrat but he wasn't a SNOB. No He he didn't have any snow business that I was able to spot else in four years of of reading papers and his letters and and all that he actually with me look at his friends who away two of them initially would UK's excuse the next seven or eight of his place. His friends were never middle-class came from from very humble backgrounds some of them and he treated absolutely precisely the same as the people who were boom to the purple so in an important person in Churchill's life was his wife Clementine. What role did his his wife played in his career throughout his life. She was very important..
"churchill" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
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"churchill" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge
"He he practises living. Yes. Got it. Now, we come to that question of judgment again. I've mentioned this to you before I was told a story. But a man who's now died, but he lived deep into his night is and I was told the story when he was in his nineties man called George l z who is in the map room of the White House. He was a Lieutenant he was just there for cables to arrive and so forth to keep FDR informed. This is during Churchill's first or second visit to the White House. There's a an at eleven o'clock at night, the doors open and the president FDR wheeled in and Churchill comes in and George Marshall chief of the army chief of staff of the army and states army and a couple of British generals, and they start fighting back and forth. Referring to the maps on the table over the Churchill's insistence on a soft underbelly approach, you'll tell us in a moment what that meant. And as this man remembered, it all these years later, what was striking to him first of all FDR sat on the side smoking cigarettes and listening. It was Churchill and George Marshall the prime minister Britain and the top. Professional American soldier and Churchill kept emphasizing the aggressive opportunities if we do this. We can get them here. We can cut them off here. We can and Marshall kept emphasizing the logistical realities supply lines will be too long. No ports for resupply. Shipping lanes to exposed. And. Almost sure that Albert weta Meyer who was a pledge chief of the planning staff was in the room that evening as well. In any of it. What am I r- to his dying day insisted the church wasted hundreds of hours of time of the American general staff, forcing them to contend with his bad judgment with all this Whitman was an aggravated and he was in many ways, a great. Snow, but he just didn't like the British in. He always thought that we would trying to attack in the Mediterranean. It was to save our empire rather than rather than the Germans which is role. But nonetheless, this I think you're referring to June nineteen forty two that's the one that makes sense. Because most most of it was in the White House and George Marshall played an extremely important part of it. And yes, we'll what you have that in a microcosm in in. Mr Elles is recollections is precisely what you need it really the politician who was driving forward and had big ideas and big hopes and dreams and the chief of staff of the US army fully backed up in this case say by field marshal nude Allen, Brooke who was the chief of the imperial general stuff in Britain and the chamber of the British chiefs of staff, and they held him back and put the sensible questions about says he say logistics zone. But what you need it. Was the creative tension between these two political masters him and FDR and and military commanders to create from the creative tension a strategy, which was the war winning one where we captured a quarter of a million axes troops in North Africa. Then went over into Sicily and mainland Italy. And the day off to Rome fell we cross the channel and deliver that great punching blown d day and two eight to be able to come together to get that great strategy you needed a lot of arguments. And boy did they did they debate. It's you know, of course, they didn't. And what looks at least to some extent what looks like bad judgment on Churchill's part bad tactical? Judgment is pushing the general company pushing the generals, and sometimes he came up with ideas solely in order. Yes. It did take hours to knock them all down with him. I was rights as far as that was concerned. But if they weren't all being ten. Tested, constantly about the offensive. How important the offensive woes then church feared that they wouldn't take the offensive. And so did require this constant bellicosity from him to ensure that that everybody was on the same page when it came to hitting the Hondas disposable as he put one other question that his judgment. And this this case moral judgment. I feeling that. This is something that's questions that's been raised in the last decade or fifteen years. Maybe for the first time Dresden, February fifth nineteen Forty-five British attack on the George capital of Saxony Dresden..
"churchill" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge
"The prime minister the person's says, and yet people knew that that was an aspect of Churchill and so he was not about to make peace with Hitler. Instead, he outmaneuvered Lord Halifax all the way through those five one of the things so striking about Churchill is he's working constantly the memoranda. Visit one of the things that you, quote, he has detailed knowledge of the military situation at every single moment and one of the things that so the I enables them to bring the country with him is that he's reporting on the military situation in the house. All right. And yet for all that he's not calculating in the end. No, he's driven as I say by his emotions. But of course, he is when it comes to the defense committee of the war cabinets when he talks to them to the generals in particular and the stove he does get into the granular. Detail of where every battalion is. But when it comes to the politics when people want to make peace with Hitler. However by the situation gold, he managed to to retain wonderful sense of humor. He's constantly making jokes throughout may, and June nineteen forty I think that comes from his sense of destiny, which of course, I refer to in the subtitle his own personal sense of destiny, which is an incredibly powerful aspect to Churchill refuse to become by the almost complete unanimity of the British establishment and appeasing Hitler and the Nazis. So you make this point in detail Churchill is not just ending up to Hitler. But against his party, his friends his class for that matter standing up to the known sympathies of the king himself where did this come from? He's an aristocrat. Yes. But class was it was wanted to set. I think so Hitler. It comes from three things that you don't get very much with the rest of his class and age and background. The first was his final semitism. He liked Jews. He got on with them on holiday with his father, light Jews. He thought that they gave the ethics of Wilson relation. He was Filo semitic. Even Zionist, of course, time without the decoration. And so so he had an early warning system when it came to Hitler, and the Nazis that was not found safe to people many of them anti semitic who was sitting on the benches with him. That's the first thing. Second thing was he was in historian, and he was able to place the threats to geminis Europe made by hit LA into the long kind of play of British history. So you go from Philip the seconds in the armada two Louis the fourteenth, who of course, was stopped in the Spanish the Spanish succession by his own grace, ancest-, more Joel more precisely and then Napoleon. And then the Kaiser who he of course, it will say fought in the trenches off to the glibly disaster. He went he was battalion commander and he actually wind into no-man's-land field thirty times in that conflict. Also got so close, the German trenches. He could hit them speaking on these on these expeditions out and they're not Hitler. So he could see it in the broad continuum of of British politics. And in the third thing is that he had come up against fanaticism up close and personal finances and his life when he was fighting in the Sudan when he was fighting on the.
"churchill" Discussed on Giants of History
"Fight. When Churchill heard the news, he was ecstatic again, this war would give him the chance to one take part in the revenge against the boars for their victory over the British in the Transvaal war and to give him the chance for glory that would push his personal political ambitions forward. And then going back to Miller's line that we included at the beginning of this episode, quote as war had grown, increasingly more likely. The most powerful publishers in London had begun rounding up their best foreign correspondents and scouring the city for new ones again. And again among the country's most cutthroat newspaperman one name in particular had risen to the four. Winston churchill. And this is how it all started to happen. Now that war was upon them. The offers to Churchill to employ his services as a war. Correspondent started pouring in now Churchill realizing again that this was the opportunity that he had been waiting for. He finally accepted an offer from the Morning Post a well established newspaper in England at this time to be there war correspondent at the travel to South Africa for four months to cover the conflict. Churchill was offered a thousand pounds for his services approximately a hundred and fifty thousand dollars in today's money. And so with that Churchill began his personal preparations for the trip. And I love this part, as we know in detail what he bought in anticipation of his journey outside of his purchase of a compass and some new suits, etc. Chur? Churchill went to a store called Randolph. Pain and sons a purveyor of fine wine and spirits from what I could dig up and check this list of provision out. This is what Churchill ordered for the trip per Millard, quote, a dizzying array of fine wines spirits and Lakers, including Millard continues six bottles each of eighteen eighty nine VIN. Dissect a light port French vermouth, and the very old v landed eighteen sixty six eighteen bottles of Saint million. Another eighteen bottles of ten year old scotch whisky and two dozen of roses cordial lime juice, and quote, so to translate all that he basically ordered a bunch of booze. There's wine there's cognac. There's brandy their scotch whiskey. I mean bottles upon bottles upon bottles of booze the total Bill for Churchill at Randolph pain and sons came to what would be four thousand dollars in today. As money. An incredible display of priority for Churchill at a half to say that this makes me like him just a little bit more after reading all that. And we also need to mention here that in addition to all these essential provisions Churchill was also bringing his personal valet with him on the trip. A man named Thomas Walden who had also served his father. And so just a few days after war was officially declared against the Boers Churchill was on the southern coast of England at the port of Southampton with his cases of booze already on board and his personal valet at his side, he boarded his ship, and he readied himself for the long journey ahead. It would take two weeks for the ship to finally reach South Africa. This gave Churchill who hated sailing actually, plenty of time to contemplate all that was to come for him. And of course, he didn't know it then, but he was leaving England on that day relatively unknown to his countrymen. And although his return was months away the next time that he set foot on English soil. It would be the complete opposite. Everyone would know who Winston Churchill was. And nobody including history itself would ever again. Forget him.
"churchill" Discussed on Bigmouth
"In the imagine it's retitled churchill is there multiplying the greatest britain history them being fat smoke and you had often grounding like an embassy mic warthog i won't be one from a church you'll movie in an age when britain is losing its mind on bastille gic patriotism we're going to talk about it after this taster it is time we this grave wall fiveroom years view bus men due to believe since winston general montgomery mr churchill what are gallery if it'll were dropped a bomb on their circled patch viewer destroy the entire high come on allied forces lear here it's linked gray's decision of our lives france taking the german army of seems pwerful quarter of a million men were cut down deliberately spread the risk of ask for details have been in place for over a month i don't want to make the same was his on not carrying out your plants were taking care of need to let us through the job i you a part of this country from speaking my mind you can't just change everything over the heads of our allies to seal the only one capable of making decisions i need you ahead try acting anke huber beneath the to our god beyond phase on one of they chefs of serie a have never you have nothing he could be my duty as leader what you do nothing but the nazis massing twenty miles of our shores i want to us all we must be asked to address the nation tomorrow to renew who just kept thousands of people.