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"east indies" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Since it is in the title of the first movie, I want to ask about the black pearl as a ship. And according to the movie, there are two very fast ships, the navy ship is called the interceptor. And it said to be the fastest ship. But then there's the black pearl that gains on her and of course there seems to be some Supernatural boost that the pearl has in the movie. But for ships like we see in the movie, how fast are we talking? How fast would they go? Oh, they're pretty fast for age of sale. I mean, a frigate under, I mean, it depends on the conditions you're in, right? Whether you're sailing into the wind, the winds behind you, you know, the points of sale, how fast is the wind, is your ship in good shape, but a top speed of a warship like a frigate, a pretty flexible one, might be about 14 knots you're talking, what? 15 miles an hour sort of thing. And a huge ship, like a man of a ship of the line, with multiple decks of cannon that weren't exactly designed to be flexible. They were designed for those gentlemanly battles, right? Where you line up your ships and sail by and shoot at each other, sort of floating fortresses. They might make 12 knots and exactly the right conditions. Your typical merchant vessels you're talking 8 or 9 knots or ten miles an hour sort of thing. Sounds pretty slow, I know when you think about it in terms of vessels without Ford motors. But that's a pretty good clip for a large ship. In that era, but yeah, you're not moving at the speed of the 21st century for sure. Not a speedboat. In the second movie, dead man's chest. One of the major plot points around the East India trading company. Was that a real company? It was. I mean, East India trading company in the movies is cast like a vast, you know, like the company in the aliens movies. And it seems to control everything and everyone in it controls imperial trade and maybe the government. Yeah, yeah. That's pretty much what the East India Company was, both the English and later British East India Company and its Dutch rival, the Dutch East India Company, were these vast global trading companies that acted like empires into themselves at its height, the British East India Company had an army of like 200,000 people of its own. Which was like twice the size of Britain's actual army. And they, in effect, would rise to become, they controlled their own empire, including large swaths of India, were actually owned by the company rather than anybody else. And they were trading all over the world with fantastical profits. And of course, had enormous political power back in England. So in that sense, they're describing the East India Company correctly as being your sort of nemesis in the film, except for the fact that it's the East India Company and its charter granted it a monopoly of trade with the Indian Ocean theater, the East Indies and India. So they actually weren't allowed during the era of piracy to be trading in the Americas at all in the West Indies would be what the Caribbean would have been called then. They would be prohibited from it. So they had no involvement in no influence directly over American affairs until the 1770s like the period of the American Revolution when they were granted a dispensation to trade tea, one of the big things you were going to India for was to collect T, which was all the rage in England, and they were allowed finally to trade with the American colonies to trade T specifically, but they actually had to stop in England first, even to do that. So that's why we think of the East India Company when we think of the Boston Tea Party because in fact, those were East India Company vessels that they were tossing the tea off. But you go back 60 years earlier to the era of the pirates and East India Company vessels would have been there at all. Although I understand why Disney looking around for a giant corporate Borg nemesis might pick that name. There wasn't an equivalent Borg like that operating in the Americas. The biggest, you know, the royal Africa company, which was trading slaves in the triangle trade, taking enslaved people, taking trade goods and manufacturers in England, doing the first leg of their triangle trade to Africa to trade the slave forts to get their human cargoes and then in this horrible middle passage, the second leg go to the Caribbean and the West Indies to sell their cargo at slave markets. And then loaded with treasure and goodies from that, the proceeds of that would sail back to England. That was the triangle trade. But even then, the royal Africa company, while it was making incredible amounts of money, they weren't, it wasn't like they owned the West Indies colonies. They didn't have any direct political influence, although they were important. Economic factor in the slave societies of the English West Indies and what would become the American south Carolinas and Georgia and Virginia. But Jamaica, Barbados, the leeward islands colony and all those were very much tangled up in the trade with the royal Africa company. Okay. Well, it makes sense though. I mean, the impression that I get from the movie with the East India trading company. And of course, the representative is lord cutler Beckett, he's just kind of the evil villain, right? And I get the impression that there's a lot of corruption. And it sounds like if there's a company that was that huge and had that much political power and military power, it sounds like two that there must have been some corruption going on as well. You just assume that that's going to be a thing. Would that be correct? Oh, yes. I mean, the East India Company, the people involved were could be very corrupt and self serving. So were the governors at the time period throughout the Americas. It was when Henry Avery, this pirate from the 1690s, whose exploits would inspire the great Caribbean pirate outbreak of the early 1700s. He basically was wanted all over the world because he'd messed with the East India Company. He had gone into the Indian. He and his crew had mutinied for good reason on their English vessel seized control that and sailed into the Indian Ocean and decided to try to raid the most important figure in India, the grand mogul of India's treasure ship, as it was returning from Mecca from the pilgrimage. Loaded with treasure and family members of the mogul and his wives and they raped and pillaged and stole the ship and killed lots of people. And this was terrible. The grand mogul video was furious, the East India Company, a lot of their people were arrested. They were threats. They would put them to death or kick the East India Company out of India at the time. So it was a huge disaster. So there's an all points pulled in to catch this guy. It's like the first time that the East India Company and the Royal Navy and everybody were all trying to chase the same guy. So where does he go? He goes around the world, speaks away, you know, everyone's chasing for me in the end the ocean. He went all the way around to the Caribbean to NASA on The Bahamas and just shows up and says, oh yeah, my name is Henry bridgeman and I've got this giant vessel that looks like an Arab treasure ship, but no, it's not really. I'll give it to you. And I'll give you a whole mess of the treasure. And in exchange for a small issue. He basically fences his goods to the British governor in Nassau in The Bahamas and the English governor and then say his men break up and sail around and some of them go up to Philadelphia. And one of them marries the daughter of the governor of Pennsylvania, right? So that's how corrupted as the most wanted person in the whole world turns out to be kind of trading as goods wink wink nudge nudge with the governors themselves. So yes, I mean, East India Company, but true and true, a lot of people were self dealing in that era, the governor of Virginia, in the great piracy or Alexander spotswood. Set up a bunch of dummy companies to basically give himself a vast funeral preserve of land. Through sort of blind trusts and stuff, which was the name of spotsylvania county and still is after himself in Virginia. He just kind of corruption was very, very common and the East India Company would have been no exception. Wow. Wow. Changing gears a little bit. Still in dead man's chest, another big concept that we see in that movie is Davy Jones locker. Was
"east indies" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Control over resources that they needed to win the war in China and because of that they were, they were in the position of needing those resources because they had been cut off from those resources. Much of the there was a great irony to in 1937 when the Japanese dramatically escalated the war in China with an attack on Shanghai. There was an irony to the fact that there were American warships in port at Shanghai and American warships that were ultimately affected by the Japanese expansion of military activity. And that the Japanese were firing shills that came from steel that they had purchased from the United States, and they were flying aircraft that were powered by petroleum products that had been imported from the United States. And so the United States understood very well that when the Japanese began the major escalation of the war in China that a great way to restrict and limit that ongoing war was to cut the Japanese off from the resources that they needed. So we cut them off, they began looking toward a replacement. They realized that just to the south and the Dutch East Indies that there was a resource zone where these resources were abundant and the Japanese realized that if they launched an aggressive military campaign to take control of the resource zone that that would then provide them with the tools and the resources that they would need to win the war in China. The only problem was that snatching the resource zone was going to be complicated because it would require the Japanese to begin war with not just the Americans, but the British and the Dutch as well. So the Japanese understood that, well, when we begin when we make our move, when we attempt to capture the resource zone, the American Pacific fleet is going to interfere with us. The United States will probably declare war and the United States is an extremely powerful, modern navy, typically people like to imagine that the American military during The Great Depression was one that was starved of everything that it needed, one that was weak. When in reality, only parts of the American military were like that. The United States Navy was one of the best navies in the entire world. It had what I would consider to be in 1937, the most advanced fleet air arm of any navy in the world. Now the Japanese would quickly pass us. But we were nothing to sneeze at at the time. And the Japanese understood that the American navy would be in a position to interfere with their expansion to the south. And that when the Americans attempted to attack as the Japanese reached for the resources on, the attack would come from a series of island outposts that would lead ultimately to the Philippines and that the Philippines would be a major node for the American military to interfere with the Japanese military's campaign to capture the resources on in the Dutch East Indies. And that the island outposts linking it all together were places like the territory of Hawaii and Guam. And so as the Japanese imagined launching this offensive, which they would ultimately refer to as the centrifugal offensive, they realized that it was going to require them to conduct a series of pre emptive attacks that were designed to prevent the United States Navy from interfering with them as they pushed south to the Dutch East Indies. As time has gone by and we tend to vote, we tend to focus on what happened on the island of Oahu on Sunday December 7 1941, where the Japanese conducted an attack on not just navy facilities, but army Marine Corps facilities as well. They basically conducted attacks on all military installations on the island of Oahu.
"east indies" Discussed on Key Battles of American History
"As I was saying that this was one of the most brutal, it wasn't just one camp, it was a series of camps, obviously because it was a long, railroad they were working on. But this is one of the most brutal POW sets of camps, if you will. I should say these camps were among the most brutal in all of the Japanese empire. And I don't know if it was thousands of people died. And again, the toll fell more heavily on. There's a technical term that the Japanese gave to capture like Asians that they had captured and forced into prison. And I can't remember what it is. Doggone, and I read it in one of the books, but it was it was called the railway of death. Yeah. And in fact, one of the historical accuracy criticisms of the film is that the conditions of the POWs and the civilian laborers is actually not historically far worse than the film depicts. They believe that a 13,000 prisoners of war died during the construction of the railway, and most of them from starvation and overwork. And then it's believed that up to between 80 and a 100,000 civilians died. Conscripted labor from Malaysia, Dutch East Indies, Burmese and Thailand. And here's things. I am at the Thailand. It was called now, but I am at the time, was actually not a conquered territory. It was an ally of Japan. They were a they were kind of done allied to them at kind of the end of the bayonet. But they were not even enemies of the Japanese. They were theoretically allies to them. And that they were treated just as poorly as the Burmese who were conquered or liberated, depending on which Japanese perspective you want to look at. Yeah. And one last thing, the actual river was not really named kwai, right? It was something more complicated. Am I right? Yeah, I think the choir well, it's quite a quiet note. Why no, I apologize to anyone in Thailand or in Myanmar that here's this, but Aquinas is the technical name of the river. But it is called the river kwai. Okey doke. But it doesn't really go into Burma, which is interesting. Yeah. So, and the bridge still exists. The other thing that's interesting is that there is a departure in terms of the historical river kwai bridge. Nicholson is a fictional character, the real British Army senior officer, senior allied officer of the bridge of the river kwai was not did not work with the Japanese and they worked hard to delay the building of the bridge to including collecting termites from the jungle and placing them in the west. I love it. That's great. All right. Yeah, so what we're doing is we're setting a story. There's a historical background, but we're setting the stage for a really complex morality play. In this film, but also a thrilling adventure film. So we've got two things going on here. So let's get into it. All right, so we're coming to a showdown very early in the movie. On the second day, colonel Saito tells the man that they will finish the bridge. They will finish it by May 12th, and officers will work beside the men. Nicholson stands his ground. He again mentions the Geneva convention. Saito replies that the only code that is in effect is bushido. Nicholson continues to insist that officers will not work. And he orders the men to go to work, but he orders the officers to stay behind. Saito says, okay, fine, he has a truck drive up, which has a machine gun in the back. And it's pointed at the officers and it's threatening to fire on them on the count of three..
"east indies" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"Knows, right? Nobody knows how long this is going to take. But if you feel like your voice is not being heard, you need to speak up now. What's the term? You speak up now or forever hold your peace. Here you go. Here's your chance. Do it. So here's a bit of controversy here. And Mao Zedong, look, there's the skull and bones society, which I had mentioned the school and bone inside a seemingly controlled by the Jesuits. Developed by the Jesuits which mean they control the Yale University here's another thing that elihu Yale was a was an agent, a seller, if you will, of the British East Indies company. This is fact. The namesake of Yale came from came from one of the company shareholders developers of the British Cindy's company. The British Cindy's company is the one that brought in the tea. This is why the revolution happened in Boston. No taxation without representation is because the British cities company, bringing in their teeth for king George the third and the bostonians had not. We're not buying this node, no taxation without representation. Representation. Well, craftily, very crafted. This gets back to the hegelian dialectic controlling both sides. Craftily, the British Sunnis company, the City of London, through the British Indies company, controlled George Washington. And financed Washington's army, as they fought against king George army, yet they were financing king George's army, army. So both king George, the third, and George Washington, they were both financed by the same entity. That is the City of London. This is fact. This is what happened, folks. I'm telling you that. And I'm telling you that they got a strong heart and stronghold in the academia through elihu Yale and developing Yale University. It's a British East Indies institution of education. That's what Yale is. It's what it is. It's what it's been. It is what it is. And that society out of Yale, the skull and bones is the Pinnacle of its academic success, success, similar in essence two at the University of Oxford, Oxford and England, the school all saints school..
"east indies" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"I have been, but I'm not. The institutionally organizationally, if you will, freedom of religion. So here's a quote by John Adams. And this is why I just get you thinking about what that constant power that constant rule, how they may have infiltrated countries with their theology. Yes. There's something called the liberation theology, which is basically a mask, and I don't mean over your mouse, but a mask, a screen, to infiltrate your society, give you the objective that you can become more free, right? You can spread the wealth, yet that is simply a stealth tactic to control you. That is liberation theology. And that's playing out right now in the United States. It played out under Mao Zedong in China, but here's something that, for instance, one of the founding fathers saw coming. And according to the Gonzaga bulletin dot com and that is Gonzaga bulletin dot com, meaning Gonzaga university and the state of Washington in the northwest of the United States. Here's a quote from John Adams. This is printed on their website. He's the second president of the United States union. I do not like the reappearance of the Jesuits. If ever there was a body of men who merited eternal damnation on earth, it is this society. Now, do I know if John Adams said that quote, I don't know that for a fact, I'm going off of Gonzaga bulletin dot com as they have printed it. And I've seen it elsewhere as well, but that's what I'm going off of is the fact that they printed it and it seems that John Adams likely had said something about that. I can tell you that the British East Indies company controlled by the Jesuits. And of course, well, of course, and it's a Ross child convinced it is controlled by the restaurant. But then like I said to you, the Ross drama simply managing money for the Jesuits, which are controlling Vatican at the time and still do. This is 1775. The British East Indies company financed the American Revolution. You can see it in the first flag type in U.S. grand Union Flag. You'll see it right now. U.S. grand Union Flag was the first flag to fly in the Delaware aboard the John Paul Jones USS Alfred. That is the first flag of the union. In it has what looks like and is the union Jack. Because those are three crosses. This is the cross Saint Andrew cross of saint George in cross of Saint Patrick. That's the Vatican..
"east indies" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"Different topics that we talked about today. And so that really, again, it's really a privilege to be on your show. Very nice to be JP. And looking forward to looking forward to next time. Ladies and gentlemen, JP lindstrom. Thank you so much. So JP has, well, he's been he's been joining discusses of truth for well over three years. And he came my way via recommendation, I'd have to look back and see when the first time he joined may have been within the first year. Maybe over four years now. Folks going on 5 and a half years of doing this program. And. The dialog has an effect. It just simply does. This is where this is where I want to reinforce with JP was talking about in regards to trying to trying to burn books or cover up any history and I'll put that in. He didn't say that, but burning books, trying to do that. To any productive civilization is a counter productive. One must study and learn from history. Whether it's ugly and grueling and difficult to read and understand one must learn it, to avoid repeating it. And so be it that slavery was an aspect of one civilization's history. I write about this in my book and I quote JP in my book. I quote him and right now it's with publisher. So hopefully hopefully this is now after two and a half years. It is now going to press your quickly. We'll see. Let's get this circulating, but I talk about where the slave system come from, came from. This is not an American incepted form of economy. It's not. Okay, and you probably thinking, well, yeah, Ian, yeah, of course it's not. It's the Chinese practical gravity. Every grace civilization seems to have practiced slavery, the cheapest form of economic productivity, right? Sure, the Egyptians, right? But we can say that. Sure. We can say that. But let's identify exactly where the American system came from, because that's Europe. Right? It's not something that, for instance, Washington and Jefferson or even those aboard the Mayflower. It's not something that these colonies said, oh, you know what? We're going to, we're going to start enslaving these Africans. No folks. This came. In large part, from an adapted form of being forced into paying debt to grow as a country and that was through my risk research through the British East Indies company. In large part, in that direct part because there are different satellite companies Atlantic slave trading companies. Which I don't know if they threatened through the British cities company or not. I'm just throwing that out there. More really more as an example. 7 dug into it that much, but my point here is that is that the slavery that was practicing in these early heiress of this country that divided a north and a south, again, economically. It was based off of an economic model inherited from Europe. And I get into that and I cite those things in the book. And as I mentioned JP is quoted. And I've got a number of great quotes in there from people, including Anthony sabatini, who's a Florida congresswoman right now. And I think I've even quoted Ron DeSantis as a matter of fact. So the book is freedom reserves no more lies. It is available right now, it is available right now on pre order. I just had somebody order ten copies. I've got to get if you like a signed copy, you can do that, just reach out to me personally. Once I get them printed, I can simply, if you purchase a second sign and send it off to you. So I'll get that link going on my website, but I don't hold anything back here. So it's not for the faint of heart, especially, especially when you start breaking down the system for which the country was developed, which are judeo, Christian, organizational, elements of system, governance. So it is not my intention to offend anyone in this book. Because in God, we trust and that is, again, speaking of cornerstones of success of this constitution, freedom of speech freedom of press, freedom of religion, perhaps the most important and perhaps the Keystone. To the constitution. That means giving peaceful right to anyone. To practice peacefully, their own interpretation of God, whatever God means for that person. That's the success in my view of the constitution from that element. And certainly burning books are censoring people is not, I mean, that is an all out battle that's a war. That's a declaration that's a declaration of war on people's freedom. In my view. So some heavy things there in the book coming out, it's currently with publisher going through it right now as we speak and should be going to print here very soon. Pre ordered at books a million, it's listed on Amazon. I don't think it's available on Amazon at the moment, but there are a number of different outlets as you simply type in trachea no more lives that will come up, indigo books, chapters, it is available internationally. So please get a copy, please pre order it right now. It should be coming your way. Very soon. And I think JP for joining wherever you may be globally, certainly in the United States klingon to that constitution you've got and keep fighting for your freedoms because regardless of your political stance, whether it's left right, it's green, whatever it may be. Your freedom is under attack, folks. Until next time, the scene tried to offer a discussion of truth. Be awesome..
"east indies" Discussed on Between The Lines
"On our end, this is between the lines I'm Tom Switzer up next. Historian John E Woods, Texas back to World War II and one of our nation's darkest days. And then without any warning. Free. Came out of the cloud. The 27 Japanese bombers which raided Darwin were escorted by 15 fighters. The enemy plane went up towards the east, one of our planes right on its tail. They got a full beard. Saturday, the 19th of February, the marks the 80th anniversary of the day Japanese aircraft bombed Darwin. It was the largest attack ever mounted on Australian soil by a foreign power. Now the prime minister 80 years ago was John Curtin and to help us remember those uncertain times and to reflect on the legacy and meaning of it today, let's turn to the distinguished historian John Edwards, a former RBI board member, John is a senior fellow at the lowy institute in Sydney and a junk professor with the John curtain institute of public policy at Kurt university in Perth. Now John Edwards is author of John curtain's war. It's published by penguin, volume one, subtitled, the coming of war in the Pacific and reinventing Australia and volume two triumph and decline. John, welcome back to between the lines. Thanks, Tom, a pleasure. Now take us back to February 1942. So this is 80 years ago this week. What sort of situation did our country find itself in? Well, the situation was exceedingly grim in mid January Japanese troops had landed at rebel, which was an Australian mandated territory. And landed in New Guinea and February 15. They had a 6th Singapore had surrendered and Australia's 8th division had been marched into prison camps. So it was a very, very unfriendly environment for Australia and no possibility at that point of finding substantial support against a threatened Japanese move. Yeah, and you make the point that the Darwin bombing occurred as the war cabinet was deciding on Winston Churchill's request to send the leading elements of the 7th division to Burma, right? That's right. And it played a role in that decision in that following the surrender of Singapore and indeed before it Churchill had suggested that Burma be reinforced against Japanese invasion and seized upon the fact that the returning Australian 7th division from the Middle East was nearby and asked to permit that division to be sent to Burma, to Rangoon, and curtain refused. And there was a protracted cable thought. Which actually climaxed on the day of the Darwin bombing the 19th, where the advisory war council meeting in Sydney had before it Churchill's request supported by Menzies, spender, page and London, that the 7th division be sent to Burma and the view of the Australian war cabinet, the labor war cabinet that it should proceed to Australia. And the Darwin bombing gave greater urgency in the view of the labor members at that advisory war council meeting because it demonstrated that very forcibly that Japan could attack Australia. At any point, it chose without opposition. Well, indeed, now this attack on Darwin so is a force of what 260 Japanese bombers and fought is now the two attacks on that fateful day John killed at least 252 people, wounded up to what 400 military and civilian personnel with a 160 of the dead being ship's crew. Now is a comparison to Pearl Harbor accurate. I mean, was it completely unforeseen? Well, it was unforeseen. I mean, there was a warning. As they flew over Beth asylum, which was not paid attention to, so that respected resembles Pearl Harbor, but on the other hand, Australia was at war at this point. It was this project, but then many of those attacks were surprised at tax. But in a sense, it shouldn't have been a surprise attack that Australia should have been better prepared to defend against a carrier based attack given the salient of Darwin to the defense of the Netherlands East Indies, which was, it wasn't an isolated incident, in the city was attacked repeatedly as were other coastal towns in northern Australia correct. Well, subsequently, and more than a hundred raids in all, but this was the first big attack and it was unexpected and Darwin almost completely undefended about 20 aircraft anti aircraft guns. Some planes that many which couldn't fly, which could put up very little opposition. Japan hugely successful right. My guess is John Edwards, author of two volumes of John Curtin's war, John, let's take the views of the military historian Peter Stanley. He argues that the battle for Australia in World War II is a complete myth. What would John couldn't think? Well, you've got to think, what would the circumstances tell in the circumstances at the time was that it was within Japan's power to invite Australia if it wished. In fact, the chase of staff told curtain that a week later, but 9 days after the Darwin bombing, they said it's within Japan's power, if it chose to do so to invade Australia, it chose not to. But there was a discussion as Peter Stanley recognizes there was a discussion in Tokyo about inviting Australia where the naval planning staff thought it was a good idea, the army not and the army prevailed. But the decision was to cut Australia off, leaving it a possibility of invasion open subsequently. Not everyone gets behind the war effort it, the historian the light historian Hal GB Cole patch. He points the finger at organized labor and the wharf is saying that they can be, quote, held directly responsible for the scale of the resultant carnage when the Japanese struck, what do you make of the kobach revisionist argument? John Edwards. Well, the waterside workers may have may have been slow down landing ships. But the waterside workers were not responsible for the fact that there were only 20 80 aircraft guns there. They weren't responsible for the fact that there was no plan on how to respond to an aircraft to a Japanese ride. And indeed a given the importance of Darwin for the defense of the Netherlands, East Indies, which the Australians and the Americans recognized, and were utilizing down for that purpose. The waterside workers would not respond to the fact that there were important.
"east indies" Discussed on Scene On Radio
"Based on religion to society's built on race eventually a europe defined by whiteness as we saw in season to whiteness really emerged alongside something else an explicit full-throated anti blackness. It hasn't always been this. Reduction of blacken is to plunder and africa to the dark continent 'cause if you look at like the twelfth and thirteenth centuries they are. There are positive depictions of you know african saints. Their particular relations of exchange that are more or less egalitarian. You have places like The mali empire that are That actually attract europeans because of their vast wealth and there's a whole story about manson mussa there so mansa moussa the fourteenth century leader of the islamic mali empire he was renowned for handing out huge amounts of gold and building great libraries and universities in timbuktu. The big lie that slave traders start to tell a century after him about an inferior beastly african race than spreads across europe and sticks this narrative pushes. The people not considered white into a separate category people who european elites claim the right to control subjugate and exploited. Here's karl marx. In the eighteen fifties describing europe's transition to capitalism he in deccan de gold on zuber linda in america. The all skeletal fuss clavell the discovery of gold and silver in america. You're obliteration enslavement. The borough of the aboriginal population in minds of and looking for the beginning of the conquest. Looting of east indies the turning of africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of.
"east indies" Discussed on My Family Thinks I'm Crazy
"Because my wife and i are trying to maybe get out of this area you know. We're very close to suburban trafficky loud everything but from massachusetts. I mean i don't know how close you are to boston or braintree and not minutes. That so you're familiar enough with that whole center of like intelligencia type energy and like oh. Yeah you're in boston. I feel so out of place man. Even though it's been my home city my whole life. You know i'm like you. I prefer a mountain. Yeah and here in connecticut. I mean we have hartford new haven both interesting places. New haven obviously yale university. Hartford has some interesting schools as well. But there's you know a lot of energy. That's really been coming up more and more with this whole kobe. Thing the medical nonsense which we don't need to get into all that 'cause i'm definitely not an expert but i'll reserve to you know what the what the women say my body my choice at the end of the day. That's what i go with for that one. But i've been kind of like making the establishment on my podcast. That like i'll only talk about those things from a like an objective archetypal position. I no longer want to get into the nitty gritty of all the headlines. That keep coming out in the new parts of this. That are getting scarier or more threatening. I can deal with off the air. Because i don't want to give that out My audience. I don't wanna give that to my guest and you know it's yeah you mentioned that and that's exactly what i just heard from someone who signed up for the patriots today. They said i'll the positive vibe of your show. And i'm like well we don't talk about the news. We have guests on. We asked them how they got into this stuff. And then the ball rolls from there. You know that's like how. That's a good format. I think there's other formats but yeah that's like another thing i do with all night is like figure out how pod the art of podcasting and how you know someone starting can be successful or how someone who's already been doing it for a while can be more successful and you know that connecting back to the other point that i wanted to to make an and maybe turned into a question for you is like shirt you know being in connecticut. I've noticed like the connecticut river obviously is a big part of the state. But there's so many things that were invented in connecticut from the first helicopter flight to the first submarine The first newspaper the first portable typewriter the first cotton gin the first lollipop. You know like just all over the map like the hamburgers with apparently have the best pizza you know so like looking into your own local area you can find a lot of these little facts that will add up to something maybe not much at first. You might be like you know. What is this like a of roadside attraction. Type thing it out. What's the what's the point. It's nostalgic cool great but what. i'm starting to realize. Thanks my friend. Michael one is like once you learn about the mystery that there is behind the history of the place you were born so many things. Start to get piece together like we were just in old saybrook connecticut. Yesterday i noticed there's an old map and it said that the west indies warehouse was in old saybrook. Now you raise your eyebrows. 'cause you're like west indies. That sounds like dutch. east indies. Sure does and there was a dutch. West indies company. That was very similar to the dutch..
"east indies" Discussed on My Family Thinks I'm Crazy
"But yeah that's like another thing i do with all media night is like figure out how pied the art of podcasting and how you know someone starting can be successful or how someone who's already been doing it for a while can be more successful. And you know that connecting back to the other point that i wanted to to make and maybe turned into a question for you is like shirt you know being in connecticut. I've noticed like the connecticut river obviously is a big part of the state. But there's so many things that were invented in connecticut from the first helicopter flight took the first submarine the first newspaper the first portable typewriter the first cotton gin the first lollipop. You know like just all over the map like the hamburgers with apparently have the best pizza looking into your own local area. You can find a lot of these little facts that it'll add up to something maybe not much at first. You might be like what are you. What is this like a of roadside attraction type thing you know what's the point. It's nostalgic cool great but what i'm starting to realize. Thanks some my friend mike. Alana's is like once you learn about the mystery that there is behind the history of the place. You're born so many things start to get piece together like we were just in old saybrook connecticut yesterday that i noticed there's an old map and it said that the west indies warehouse was in old saybrook. Now you raise your eyebrows. Because you're like west indies that sounding dutch east indies. Sure does and there was a dutch. West indies company. That was very similar to the dutch. East indies company and that those companies were very much involved with the founding of yale university skull and bones as a part of yale university. George w bush. His father were both in his grandfather. All three members of skull and bones so the symbolism the significance. It's there now how that even connects right. There's a college in old in yale. Call saybrook college. I'm back in the day before. Yale university was created in new haven. It was started in branford. Which is in between new haven and old saybrook and a lot of these names of places. Were not the same as they were. You know today like people don't realize that sometimes a county becomes a town or a town becomes a county or a town gets renamed or borough becomes the whole town. You know. there's all these little things that happened in history that add up to a larger story. One piece of information which home again for listener could help me out with this. This would be mazing. But i thought there is an episode of the higher side chats which i lost track of. It talked about a connecticut governor. Who was once an alchemist. I'm like wow so there. A connecticut governor at some point in the eighteen. Hundreds was practicing alchemy. Or maybe even further back but you know these are the little pieces of information that we can all like understand and then that can create an experience like what happened to me yesterday so we talked about the snake right. Well we saw that snake as we adventuring around a place called maka moody's state part now mock mood is state. Park is historically Word moc moody's and indian word. A native american word that means place of angry god or or angry noise you know something to do with loud angry noise..
"east indies" Discussed on My Family Thinks I'm Crazy
"I do with all united like figure out how the art of podcasting and how you know. Someone's starting can be successful or how someone who's already been doing it for a while can be more successful. And you know that connecting back to the other point that i wanted to to make an and maybe turned into a question for you is like sure you know being in connecticut. I've noticed like the connecticut river obviously is a big part of the state. But there's so many things that were invented in connecticut from the first helicopter flight to the first submarine The first newspaper the first portable typewriter the first cotton gin first lollipop. You know just all over the map like hamburgers. Apparently have the best pizza you know so like looking into your own local area you can find a lot of these little facts that it'll add up to something maybe not much at first you might be like what what is like A roadside attraction. Type thing you know. What's the what's the point like. It's nostalgic great. But what i'm starting to realize. Thanks some my friend. Michael one is like once you learn about the mystery that there is behind the history of the place you were born so many things start to get piece together like we were just in old saybrook connecticut. Yesterday that i noticed there's an old map and it said that the west indies warehouse was in old saybrook. Now you raise your eyebrows because you're like west indies. That sounds dutch. East indies share does and there was a dutch west indies company. That was very similar to the dutch. East indies company and those companies were very much involved with the founding of yale. University skull and bones is a part of yale university. George w bush. His father were both and his grandfather will all three members of skull and bones so the symbolism the significance. It's there now how that connects right. There's a college in old in yale. Call saybrook college back. In the day. Before yale university was created in new haven it was started in branford which is in between new haven and old saybrook and a lot of these names of places. Were not the same as they were. You know today like people don't realize that sometimes a county becomes a town or a town becomes a county or a town gets renamed or borough becomes the whole town. You know so. There's all these little things that happened in history that add up to larger story one piece of information which homa guy for listener could help me out with this. This would be amazing. But i thought there was an episode of the higher side chats which i lost track of talked-about connecticut governor. Who was once an alchemist. I'm like wow so. There is a connecticut governor. At some point in the eighteen hundreds was practicing alchemy. Or maybe even further back. But you know these are the little pieces of information that we can all like understand and then that can create an experience like what happened to me yesterday so we talked about the snake right. Well we saw that snake as we adventuring around a place called maka moody's state part now mock mood is state..
"east indies" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Let's read and relax find a comfortable spot. A gesture volume take a nice depress in. Let it out slowly and off. We go I thought we could take a little trap. With a voyage to the south sea undertaken by command of his majesty for the purpose of conveying the breadfruit tree to the west indies in his majesty's ship the bounty commanded by lieutenant william bligh including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew in the ship's boat from two fo One of the friendly islands to t- more a dutch settlement in the east indies the whole illustrated with chart said satra published by permission of the lords commissioners up the admiralty and printed for george nicole bookseller to his majesty pall mall london. Seventeen ninety two. Let's begin advertisement at the time. I published the narrative of the mutiny on board the bounty. It was my intention that the preceding part of the voyage should be contained in a separate account this method. I have since been induced to alter the reason of the narrative appearing. I was for the purpose of communicating early information concerning an event which had attracted the public notice and being drawn up in a hasty manner it required many corrections some circumstances likewise omitted and the notation of time used in the narrative being according to see reckoning in which the days begin and end at noon must have produced a degree of obscurity and confusion to readers accustomed only to the civil mode and this would have increased as the remainder up to voyage on account of the numerous shore occurrences that ota haiti and elsewhere could not with clearness and propriety have been related in any other than the usual manner of reckoning besides remedying. These inconveniences. I have thought fuller. Account of our passage from t- more to europe than that contained in the narrative would not be unacceptable all these reasons with the manifest convenience of comprising the whole voyage in one continued narrative in preference to letting it appear in disjointed accounts will it is hoped be allowed sufficient excuse for having varied from the.
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"Not only for the age of reason and the enlightenment but for the rise of capitalism to the power of to keep us awake and alert to stem the natural tide of exhaustion freed us from the circadian rhythms of our biology and so along with the advent of artificial light open the frontier of night to the possibilities of work. What caffeine did for clarkson intellectuals t would soon do for the english working class indeed. It was t- from the east indies heavily sweetened with sugar from the west indies that fueled the industrial revolution. We think of england as a tea culture but coffee. Initially the cheaper beverage by far dominated at first soon after the british east india company began trading with china. Cheap t flooded england a beverage that only the well-to-do could afford to drink in seventeen hundred was by eighteen hundred consumed by virtually everyone from the society matron to the factory worker to supply. This demand required an imperialist enterprise of enormous scale brutality especially after the british decided it would be more profitable to turn india. Its colony into a t. producer than to buy tea from the chinese. This required first stealing the secrets of tea. Production from the chinese a mission accomplished by the renowned scott's botanist and plant explorer robert fortune disguised as a mandarin seizing land from the peasant farmers in assam where tieger grew wild and then forcing the farmers into servitude. Picking tea leaves from dawn-to-dusk. The introduction of t to the west was all about exploitation the extraction of surplus value from labor not only in its production in india in its consumption by the british as well. T- allowed the british working class to endure long shifts brutal working conditions and more or less constant hunger. The caffeine helped quiet the hunger pangs and the sugar in it became a crucial source of calories from a strictly nutritional standpoint workers would have been better off sticking with beer. The caffeine in tea helped create a new kind of worker. One better adapted to the rule of the machine. It is difficult to imagine an industrial revolution without it. So how exactly does coffee and caffeine. More generally make us more energetic efficient and faster. How could this little molecule possibly supply the human body energy without calories could caffeine be the.
"east indies" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"This is the indicator from planet money. I'm stacey vanik. Smith darren woods and so dearly and you know this but there's this thing i've been kind of obsessing about for the last few months just this idea of value we're value comes from why we value things the way we do like what gives something value. It's interesting. I mean you could an entire phd on this but you of something like bread or water or gas for car. That value is pretty obvious. But then things get fuzzier they get so much fuzzier and then especially recently. Things like cryptocurrency. Nf tease you know. They pose all these questions. Like you could get a video clip of a poodle jumping through a hoop. That could sell two hundred thousand dollars. But why i know right i mean in this case i think a lot of the value of the like the poodle jumping through the hoop and t the reason you would pay two hundred thousand dollars for it. Is the youth. Think other people think it's valuable that it's worth two hundred thousand dollars and that is where something called. The greeter fools theory comes in which sound very judgy. I will admit bernstein has studied the greater fool. Theory for years is the author of the delusions of crowds. He joins us after the break to talk right. A fool's bubbles. At how approached investments has evolved. This message comes from. Npr sponsor fundraise making investing in private real estate as easy as investing investing in stocks bonds or mutual funds build a more diversified portfolio today at fundraise f. u. n. d. r. i s. e. dot com slash indicator. This message comes from npr sponsor. Odu odu is a suite of user friendly business applications designed to automate streamline and simplify every aspect of your business from anywhere at any time for a free trial go to odio dot com slash indicator. Today we are talking about something called the greater fool theory. Mma joined by william bernstein author of the delusions of crowds. So william the greater fools theory is this like the idea. Like if you take some crypto currency like. Let's take an extreme case like scam coin. Like well i kind of know that this isn't really worth anything. But i think that bill might believe it's worth something so i'm gonna buy it. It is that how it works young. That's exactly how it works. I mean is this just something. Humans have always done well. That's an interesting question. And i think the big break point occurred roughly the middle of the beginning of the middle of the seventeenth century. You have these traders coming back from the east indies with halas amounts of gold and silver and jewels that they got from trading spices and other luxury goods. They would arrive in london and london. Of course didn't really have a banking system. You had all the valuable stuff and you didn't have a place to put it. So who are the people who were best at keeping all this valuable stuff safe while it was jewelers. And so what you do is you would bring. Let's say one hundred pounds of silver and you would give it to the jeweler and he would give you a certificate. Welby certificates very quickly became tradeable paper money. It was paper money. Well the jewelers who morphed into bankers very quickly discovered that they could print up excess certificates. They could lend them out at interest to people who needed loans. My god really that that happens like a little federal reserve exactly and of course you run into the problems. That are all dry familiar. Which is if you print up too many certificates and all of a sudden people show up at your jeweler shop and want their certificates redeemed for silver or gold margin kahal. Yeah you get you get you get a. It's a wonderful life and so bankers. Were basically able to print money okay. So we've got these jewelers who've basically become banks and they have a certain amount of silver but they're issuing lots and lots of certificates And then what happens. So credit can expand and contract. You don't see bubbles when this type. Vc bubbles at times like this when money is very easy and then of course the second thing that you need to have bubbles as you need some sort of technological advance like internet. Let's say or an fte's so you need a technological advance. You need something for people to get excited about. You need a narrative wrench. You can get the story that people going into and then they borrow money to take part in the narrative. Is there like a first case of greater fools. The tulip bottle. Of course. that's what most people. What was the first bubble. I think that's the one that would come up with. I mean i have read that like there was one. Tulip is sort of frilly. Red and white tulip. I think that was worth like a house separate augustus. An ordinary tool. It's not worth that much money. But when they became infected with this mosaic virus they were healthy during beautiful patterns until they were very rare. You had to fight a tool of that was infected with this virus and yes. There's an apocryphal story of a sailor. Visits that house of a rich merchant and emerging feed since inhering in sailor is rooting around the kitchen for some onion to have with his hurry and he flies his up. One of these bulbs thinking that it was an onion and it was a ball bills was worth you know as you say the price of a house. That's very famous and almost certainly apocryphal story but it's what that everyone remembers. Is there a difference between sort of the greater fools the way it played out with the tulips and the greater fools playing out in something like an nf tea or scam coin. Is it the same exact thing going on. Has it evolved no. It's you know if you if you read historical descriptions or you have to change a couple of the names and you might as well be reading. The wall street journal really. We haven't gotten more sophisticated. You're dealing with the to sort of means in the book. If you will is that yes we are the ape. The tells on listens to stories but even more importantly net where the apes it imitates so when you see people around you getting rich you want to become rich to in the world's most pleasing narrative is the one that you're going to become effortlessly rich. Do you have any investments in crypto currency or and if tease all no i would completely destroy my reputation as someone who likes to immerse himself in financial history. Know how the story. yeah. I mean you see four things with a bubble all right very first thing you say is when something becomes the topic of everyday conversation everyday so you can't get into our uber car these days without your drive talking to you about crypto currency. So that's that's number. One number two is when you see people quitting otherwise stable gainful employment to trade and as descriptions of that going back. The early eighteenth century of people quitting their jobs referred from. Dc is more subtle in took decades to recognize this. Which is that when you express skepticism. It's not just met with. Disagreements met with anger and i saw that back in the late nineties when i would talk to my bitcoin friends and say i've seen this movie. I know how it ends at does not end well and they get angry at always ended the fide words. Which is you just. Don't get in the fourth thing you see are extreme predictions although if you had purchased bitcoin back in the.
"east indies" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"Start by noting that i was very specific in my word usage in the introduction to this episode i spoke about the kingdom of the netherlands and not simply the netherlands. That's because the kingdom another lund's is a distinct entity from the country of the netherlands to be sure there's a great deal of overlap between the two but they are not technically the same thing. The kingdom of the netherlands is analogous to the united kingdom in so far as the kingdom is made up four different countries to explain how this came about. I i have to give a world wind history of the kingdom of the netherlands. The netherlands was actually a republic before was a kingdom. It gained its independence from spain in sixteen forty nine and declared itself a republic and this was the high period for the dutch trading empire. This was led by dutch east. India company which established small trading colonies all over the world this included trading posts in. What is today. india. Japan taiwan south africa malaysia and vietnam. There was also a dutch west. India company that operated in the americas. The netherlands was conquered by napoleon and he established the netherlands as kingdom with his brother. Louis bonaparte as king in eighteen fifteen after napoleon fell william. The prince of orange proclaimed himself king. Because you can do. That and the modern kingdom of the netherlands was born. The dutch certainly weren't the biggest colonial power in europe but they were colonial power in seventeen ninety nine. The dutch east india company was dissolved in the colony of the dutch. East indies was established by the time of world war two. The dutch empire consisted of the netherlands. The dutch east indies netherlands new guinea suriname and several assorted islands in the caribbean. The dutch east indies became independent in nineteen forty nine and is known today as indonesia. That's a story for another episode. But i will share this fun fact. The indonesian flag can be thought of as the flag of the netherlands with the blue stripe at the bottom ripped off. When the indonesia's were fighting for independence. They would often take down the dutch flag. Tear off the blue stripe and then raise the remaining red and white stripes. Which is their flake today. Indonesia also took control over dutch new guinea antedates..
"east indies" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"As six other counts, including two counts of assault of a police officer. He was arrested but released on Friday and allowed returned back to Washington State under curfew. So that's one of the first that I've been able to round up and charge their first guy, so he's 51 comes out of Seattle. Be interesting to see like what? What were you thinking? Right. Explain that he's insurrection. Well, you know if you heard you don't think I think I had the zip ties, and then the other guy had the horns on his head on Ben. What was the plan? Yeah, The plan was to stop the proceedings and that they succeeded in But did you hear the picture of the guy you know, was sitting. He was hanging from the wall the side wall inside. Then he was sitting in the speaker's chair. He's come out and apologize is Oh, my God. I am so embarrassed. I am so sorry. I don't know what I was thinking. It's like metal heads. He Been done. They're going to get coffee. Put it up on Twitter. They put it on Facebook. I didn't put it on parlor. They put it on the other ones At one guy said Yeah, he wrote some ninth. That left 25 cents for Nancy here. 25 for you. You'd be a big old was here, right? Lord Welcome. As in, it's it's. It's insurrection. That's the word everybody has to use media to get the word It's called in. Well, they did stop, John. I mean to be fair. I know you're trying to market but to be fair. They did stop the official recognition of the electoral college announcement, which was the official order of business and invaded the hallowed halls so that I got it. Okay. All right. Take a fast break. Come back here. Tracy Taylor. There. She's where do you get people home safely? 23rd Avenue, East Indies, Thomas straight a crash of their blocking also running into a crash in the right lane. And this is a process guys. I know you guys are texting us at 99 73 saying I'm stuck. I'm stuck. Yes, we're under. We totally are aware of what's happening right now. This is a semi truck that went completely off the roadway. It was stuck in a ditch tow trucks are trying to fish him out without having to kind of adjust the load on the truck. So this is what's causing these big delays. So again, this is ah, process it. It'll be there for quite a while. Longer south and four or five at the events and highway. We have a crash there that's on the ramp, carpool lanes blocked on north and a five out near 1/30 from an earlier Rex south and a five out near the West Seattle Bridge. A crash there. That's not the right lane blocked and I just saw a tweet from Tacoma PD about a car versus train crash that has McCarver Street blocked off between 30th and North arrested way. Cairo Radio Real time traffic. I'm Tracy Taylor. This hour of the Tom and Curly show is brought to you by advanced hair restoration. Enter to win a free pass for the Seattle boat show connected this completely online..
"east indies" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"I'm John Bachelor. This is John Baxter Show the United States Navy. 100. Years passed and 100 years into the future of vision in a new book to provide and maintain a Navy why naval primacy is America's first best strategy. By Henry Hendricks. Jerry Hendrix captain U S. Navy aviator retired. My colleague of many years and my guide in what went wrong and what goes right for the U. S Navy as we face adversaries China Certainly Russia, certainly, but the unknown adversaries of time. Cabin. Hendricks, Jerry. A very good evening to you. Congratulations. I begin with the puzzle about what the challenge is. What is the problem now with the fleet? We have a number that's less than 300. With the mission. The fleet is burdened with Given the adversarial nature of China and Russia. Good evening to you. Good evening, John. And thank you for having me on to talk about to provide maintain a navy on your right. The challenges air are many, and that's one of the reasons why Sat down to write this. Obviously, you and I have been talking and I've been writing for the better part of a decade about the importance of growing the United States Navy. But really, in many ways, those conversations were just not getting traction. We were not able to bring sufficient attention to the growing threat that China and Russia pose at sea, specifically, their aims to interrupt or interdict free trade. And and begin to close. The three C's. Both nations are actively moving through legal platforms as well as two acts of intimidation to extend a territorial claim over greater portions of the seas near their coast. And these claims are are become beginning to impinge on sort of the norms on laws that have grown up over the last 400 years. And so I thought that you know, I've been making arguments for a larger navy and sort of the types of ships we needed. But I began to realize that sort of the underlying assumption. Of why navies are important and what the role of navies in the world is perhaps wasn't getting through. Perhaps we've had so much peace at sea for so long that many of what I think are important. Understandings are just assumed or not even understood. So, you know, a few months ago, I decided to sit down and begin to sort of try to tell the whole story of why the United States. Needs a Navy, a larger Navy, a much larger Navy and why a naval strategy is the correct strategy to be at the center of the United States approach to the world. At this moment, and so that's sort of where where I started. What is the free see means for the U. S. Navy for the United States of America. Well, I mean, the concept of a free see goes back. You know some 400 years the beginning of the enlightenment. A Dutch jurist Hugo grow odious, was challenged to try and defend a Dutch claim against the Portuguese ship They have. The Dutch had captured a Portuguese Portuguese ship in the East Indies. And they were they were challenged in court and grow odious ends up losing the court case. Um, you know, they have to turn back over the value of the ship to the Portuguese, but what he does is he creates this. This concept of the free see recognizing that in natural law Nothing can interrupt the trade or commerce of one individual going from one country to another country across the sea. Uh and and so this this concept that the sea is a free space. Recognized under the laws of God has something that informed the way the West thought about free trade free trade extends from a free see and the very concept of individual freedom. Actually extends from those concepts. It's it's the free see in many ways that comes first, eh? So it's all about being able to take items from one nation travel across the ocean, which is a Commons unencumbered are un un interdicted and then arrive another country to be able to do trade the fleet as it now exists, Jerry with all of the excesses Is it adequate to the task of maintaining free seas of following through with the enlightenment vision of free trade? Not even close Today. We're around 297 ships we've identified in our own national security documents. And then through the pronouncements of our regional combatant commanders, you know the you calm the Pacific commander. The Central command in the Middle East. We've identified that there are these 19 maritime regions, the world where the United States has significant national interests, and so in order to correctly patrol those to provide naval presence to uphold rules and norms, the minimum number of ships is 355. That's something that was identified. At the very end of the Obama administration by by their officials in December of 2016, the real number that what you were required to actually be able to maintain a peaceful sea and free trade and free seas. Plus, be prepared to fight a major war against the rising global competitors is really around 450 ships. That's something that's actually was highlighted both and Congressional Act. There was an act of few years ago called the Five Oceans Navy Act that was placed put out There was also a chief of naval operations Admiral John Greener, who made that announcement to a direct question from the House Armed Services Committee in March of 2014 when he was asked how many ships do you really need? Admiral? And he said, Well, About 4 50. So we are way shy of what it would require to be able to uphold the free see today. The incidents of these last years. The collisions in In the Pacific by two Arleigh Burke class destroyers, those air battleships to translate them into the 20th century. Those collisions, those accidents and what you taught me about how Training has been short changed and maintenance is overwhelmed when they maintain a fleet out of Japan or out of Asia. Is that to be answered by a larger navy because that seemed To me to be a challenge that had to do was structure with capability with leadership. Jared Well, Actually, it has an awful lot to do with the size of the Navy as well. And it's It's a point that I make and to maintain and provide. Maintain a navy. It's we we bought in many ways about 150 ships. At sea worth of commitments, meaning if we were to actually fulfill all of our commitments worldwide, we would be maintaining about 150 ships at sea. We're not. We're actually maintaining About 110 100 to 110 ships at sea. We're doing that with 295 ships in normal conditions you would have about 25% of your fleet. In maintenance. Being, the ships would be in dry docks. They be getting overhauled. They'd be Pier side. Having new systems installed about another 25% of the ships would be doing training. Another 25% would be either coming to or are going to They're deployed sites. And then the final 25% would be actually deployed doing the roles and missions today when you have 297 ships, and you're trying to keep 110 forward deployed. Something's got to give. And this is a point that I'm making the book is that we have compromised both in training as well as in maintenance. This has been highlighted in the reports from MKV Accidents, 2017 and and it's also something that has come up in sort of some bar conversations about the To reverend boats that were captured by the Iranians a few years ago and what went wrong? There is well as though the fire in the loss of the amphibious carrier Bonham Rashard this past summer. All of these things come back the idea that the fleet is over tasked and isn't large enough to sort of fulfill all of the requirements that are levied against it. And because we need a build out of the Navy, and we're now now going to explore how we got here. Is that your measure, Jerry, that this is something manageable in Washington as it is now constructed. You live and work in Washington routinely Can they see what you're presenting? Or does this remain armchair? Well, so far, it's been armchair, and that's actually the reason I sat down to write the book in order to try to tell the entire story. And also to provide a compelling narrative, something that could be read and understood quickly. There's a reason that the book is the length it is the book comes in around 140 pages. It's something that can be read quickly. But I try to keep it lively enough to move through the historical matter and into sort of the challenge of today and then the prescription for the future so that someone can wrap your mind around. Whether that someone Is it someone back home in in the Midwest, where I'm from, or whether that someone is a policy maker or their staff on Capitol Hill, So I'm trying to get the message across. And in fact, I'm reaching out to try and talk with senior leaders on the sea power subcommittees of the House and the Senate a swell as administration officials for those coming in trying to make sure that they're aware of the story..
How do pirates retire?
"And all next week. I'm investigating the myths and mysteries of the pirates that sailed the seven seas during the golden age of piracy. Yesterday I debunked the idea that pirates never had treasure chests full of gold blooms and pieces of eight and cited the discovery of the pirate ship wide up by BERRY CLIFFORD CHESTER TREASURE. That he hold from the remains of that ship and yeah it was a treasure map that led into that site today. I'll detail how pirates were able to repair their ships despite being unable to pull in any protocol and where they ended up when they go to old from the coast of wealth leak Massachusetts where Clifford found that pirate ship. Wider will travel eight thousand miles across the Atlantic cross the continent of Africa to an island in the Indian Ocean in the seventeenth century. A thirty one mile stretch of land was called Ile Sainte Marie. Just a short sale as the seagull flies. For in the seventeen and eighteenth century was home to more than a thousand pirates but it was no mere coincidence that the colony was set up on seemingly remote island this particular stretch of land in the Indian Ocean was chosen specifically for location from here. The pirates could easily intercept and plunders ships. Traveling from the East indies laden with valuable cargo. So associated was island with piracy that gone to Madagascar for Limes. Was a message often left at pirate meeting places. It is believed that feared Brin Adam Baldrige realized that the bays and inlets of the island would provide safety for ships as well as affording about a full supply of fresh food water and women. It is also thought that the ample supplies of fruit were used for making that infamously favorite drink of these. See Ferry Marauders. Rum was the many inlets. The provided a defensible harbor for careening. This ship was pulled ashore and much of its whole. Planking was either scraped clean or replaced because this process placed ships and their crew in a vulnerable situation change were pulled across the entrance to the inland just below the surface. In the event of the pirate harbour was discovered in an English or Spanish ship attempted to enter the chain would rip out there Keel but more than a pirate harbour. I all Sainte. Marie became last stop for aging pirates. To this day you can go. To The island of find hundreds of stone markers at with names dates and the skull and crossbones on some many times entire crew would end up on the island and bury their treasure often in fear of having it taken by another pirate truth. Tunnels were dug containing all kinds of traps. Should an attempt be made to steal their booty? One of the most notorious Captain Kidd suffered at the hands of his crew burned his ship to the water that was the adventure galley and then sank after the remains of the ship were discovered so many tourists came to what was commonly called. Pirates island. This would be about nineteen eighties. They were injured when they descended into those ancient pirate tunnels so many were injured that the local government had the entrances cemented over. Well Monday. I'll describe what life on a pirate ship was like. And how many pirate cans couldn't fire a cannonball more than one hundred feet and what the battle between ships was really
Aceh's Wonder Woman: Cut Nyak Dhien
"Today's warrior fought to maintain the independence of her land holding her own against an enemy with seemingly endless resources her military leadership leadership and guerrilla tactics defied norms for an aristocratic woman at the time. Let's talk about cut knocked yet. You cut knocked. Yan was born in eighteen. Forty eight in ave a western province in modern day Indonesia. She was part of an aristocratic Islamic family at that time. Indonesia faced invasion and colonization from many countries including the Netherlands whose ships I arrived in the sixteenth at century in eighteen hundred the Dutch established a colony in the region called the Dutch. East indies the history of Dutch colonialism in the country is this complex in eighteen twenty four. The British turned over some of their colonized Indonesian territory to the Netherlands in exchange for the Dutch agreeing to respect act act as independence but with European colonialism. In full swing soon other powers began to surpass the Netherlands and threaten to take over the Dutch east indies at Shea was rich and resources like black pepper oil so in the early eighteen seventies. The Netherlands decided to try to expand their control control of Indonesia breaking the previous agreement with the British. The resulting war lasted decades. Uh cut knocked yen was living in a major city and was married to a well known ARISTOCRAT. She was widely liked and was well known for her beauty cut. Knack Dion wanted wanted to participate in the fight but her husband refused after his death. A leader in the guerrilla army asked cut yene to marry him. She agreed read but only on the condition that she could also lead armies against the Dutch cut knocked yen's acute military strategy culture. People hold their own. They fought with traps and ambushes while the Dutch struggled with more traditional tactics including naval attacks to try to gain the upper hand the achieved some some impressive victories including killing of one of the major Dutch generals. Cutting acting was dedicated to the fight. Even after her second husband died the conflict she continued to fight against the Dutch. The Achebe gained more sophisticated technology over the course of the war. But it didn't prove to be enough in nineteen o five. The Dutch caught the army by surprise captured. Act and senator into exile in West Java. They wanted to ensure sure that she couldn't reignite resistance in Indonesia cut knocked yen died three years later. Removing her as a leader proved to be a successful tactic though. Some forms of rebellion continued for a few years after knocked. Dan's death another Achebe Shea leader ultimately told his people to comply with the Dutch occupation though the campaign was unsuccessful. Cutting Act Yen story lives on and legend. There's even a nineteen eighty eight Indonesian movie based on her life