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Daredevil Dies Attempting World-Record Motorcycle Jump
"Falls short of the target. Almost Corwin Hank has more afraid of resident and stunt driver Alex Harville chose the Moses Lake Air Show. To attempt a Guinness world record breaking dirt bike jump More than a football field in length spectator Debbie Williams tells K. R E M She was watching as the 28 year old daredevil tried for a 351 ft jump. The next thing I know he went off with the ramp and he didn't make it to the hills back tire. Looks like he got caught. And then he flew through the air in his helmet came off. Losing the helmet may have cost Harville his life as the Kawasaki motorcycle crashed into the dirt just short of the target ramp. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Harville leaves behind a wife and two young sons. Corwin Hike. KOMO NEWS The Tour de France creating a women's
Rep. Jim Jordan on the Implications of Big Tech Breakup Bills
"Break up hills, which aren't those at all Like you said. They're just using that to get us on board. My fear is they're going to take that from the private sector and now enshrined that with government regulators who are going to use these big tech break up bills to then use the power of government to make sure private companies out there. Doing things against the shareholder interest. And think about how many pension funds are invested in these companies that are now going to be pressured to basically lose money and screw your pension over under the guise of big tech breakup. Yeah, we've already seen this. This play in action with what we just referred to when you had a major big tech company, the CEO of the head of that company. Communicating via email with the guy who runs a big agency who is the highest paid official in the government with Dr Fauci and Mark Zuckerberg colluding to keep information from the American people last year information that frankly, looks like it turns out to be it was the truth, and they kept the truth from us. So now we're going to say Lina Khan, who just got appointed to to chair the FTC, You know where she just got to point this week. So that's my Federal Trade Commission where all this power is going to go. Guess who she worked for. Before she went there. She worked for Jerry Nadler. David Cicilline E on the House student Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee. Do you think she really wants to make sure that that these big tech platforms don't censor Dan Bongino? So that's what this is all all about. I mean, and you're exactly right. The one of the other empty stairs chairs is, um, Democrat is Becca Slaughter, and she has said, we should use anti trust laws to stop systemic racism. What? So you're that's where they want to go with this, And that's what I fear. Let's do this. Let's let's let's change checks in 2 30 so that you take away their liability protection and let's break them up. Let's break him up. Yeah, but you've got to make sure they don't get this liability protection. So not not make not make this union between big government and big tech so they can further harm us. Yeah, a couple of additional points in
Rep. Jim Jordan Emphasizes Democrats Lack of Cooperation to Study Coronavirus Origins
"These very dangerous bills being disguised to pander to conservatives. Big tech breakup items in a minute, But I'm quickly on this lab leak story, which seems to be gaining momentum. Was a bunch of breaking news out their potential Chinese defectors. Spies who left I've been covering the story for this hour, giving up really the destructive information about what might have happened. Is there an effort up there on the hill? Whether it is I asked Congressman Biggs about this yesterday to get the emails of the people on the inside of the government and to see what they knew when they knew it so we can finally get some answers. I mean, we paid them with our tax money. They're dead. Wouldn't you love to see what was underneath the redacted portion of the Zuckerberg email back and forth with the balcony? I mean, I would just love to see it. I mean, and you know this is this. This is you've been great on this. I listen to your podcast. I've listened all your stuff you talked about. You've been right on the money. We need to have not only have this stuff declassified so we can see it all but also have hearings. And there's a select they think about this day. There's a select committee in Congress was appointed over a year ago chaired by Mr Clyburn. Pelosi appointed this committee. I'm actually one of five Republicans on their seven Democrats. And we have pressured them. We've asked them. We've petitioned that we've done everything you can. Why does it? That's why I want to select committee on the coronavirus investigate how the virus started. It's amazing me that Democrats don't want to do that. But they have yet to focus on that. We're still trying to get him to do so. Yeah. I mean, Congressman,
As COVID-19 Crisis Ebbs, Some Seeking 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate Virus
"With lingering questions over the origin of the covert nineteen pandemic there's a push on Capitol Hill for a full blown investigation two senators one Democrat and one Republican have introduced a bill to establish a National Commission to investigate the corona virus outbreak that's killed more than six hundred thousand Americans senators Bob Menendez as in Susan Collins say the pandemic's death toll is more than two hundred times that of the nine eleven attacks but Congress has yet to establish that type of Blue Ribbon commission to investigate vulnerabilities in public health and issue guidance on how to better prepare for the future but the bill has an uncertain fate just like the failed attempt to create a commission to study the capital insurrection earlier this year Jackie Quinn Washington
Rep. Andy Biggs on the Fight to Stop Teaching Critical Race Theory
"Left with the critical race theory. I'm happy to see that this is generated kind of tea party part you know, part do this is I haven't seen such energy in the Republican Party to fight such an evil, pernicious doctor doctrine. I haven't seen it since the tea party congressman. It's because Americans aren't stupid. They don't want their kids being taught to be racist. They want their kids to judge people by who they are in their character, not the content of the skin. Are you seeing a similar effort? Up on the hill, a solidified Republican party saying Nope. We're not doing that. Yes, I am. I mean, there's probably a dozen or more pieces of legislation from Republicans. There's probably 20 letters to the administration and officials trying To make clear that they're walking off the plank. And I think what you're getting is some of the moderate Democrats are responding that and they see they feel the pressure. They feel the pressure from the base of America, which is center right? Who loved the country who think we are a great country and where we have flaws. We can correct them and become an even better country. That's what we see. And it's powerful and it is burst on the scene. Some of us have been watching that for 15 years or more. But it burst on the scene because Covid forced it out into the open with these school closures in the home school enemies, these teachers unions So so yes, then It's powerful, even in Washington, D C.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Group Swells to 20 Senators
"Hi Mike Crossey a reporting the bipartisan infrastructure group swells to twenty senators the bipartisan Senate group working on infrastructure compromise appeared to gain momentum Wednesday as the group doubled from ten senators to twenty as he was preparing to depart Geneva president Joe Biden told reporters I'm still hopeful we can put together cancer late Wednesday by did ministration officials were on Capitol Hill meeting with democratic senators in the bipartisan group drilling down on details of the compromise proposal earlier in the day Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pushed ahead on the alternative Democrat only track that would seek to skirt the need for at least ten Republican votes to reach the sixty required to pass the package in the Senate Schumer convened a private meeting of Democrats on the Senate budget committee to set the groundwork for a majority passage process Mike Rossi Washington
Media Wants to Celebrate Capitol Police but Not Those Who Protected During Antifa, BLM Violence
"A story all the headlines Congressional gold medal vote. The congressional gold medal to all the officers who defended the capital in January. 6th 21. Republicans voted no And the media very upset about this. The media very upset about this. Let's step back. The media have spent over a year trashing law enforcement in this country. Every reprobate. Imaginable. Miscreant malcontent. Whether professors or otherwise, members of black lives matter brought on T V. To tell us how bad the cops are. Except for apparently The Capitol Hill police. Because those police deserve a congressional gold medal. Not the police were trying to defend the Portland federal building. Not the police who tried to defend their own precincts in every city in this country, virtually Not the park Police and the Secret Service who defended the White House. From attacks on the White House. No, no, they don't deserve anything except To be trashed and I remember what took place in Portland. And I remember what Pelosi in Clybourne had to say the number one and number three Democrats in the House who not want to hand out gold medals. And I want to remind you Because it's only one year ago. June 2020. When Nancy Pelosi compared Federal law enforcement that was trying to protect a federal courthouse. From an insurrection, a violent armed insurrection. Stormtroopers cut 15 go.
Erika Jayne's Bankruptcy Lawyer Has Dropped Her as a Client
"Hills. She was dropped by her lawyers following the release of that Hello documentary, the housewife and the Hustler. Um they, her law firm filed paperwork to withdraw as her counsel in her husband's Chapter seven bankruptcy case. And um, notified her. Also on Monday, the same day that the documentary aired. The lawyers are saying that their relationship of trust and confidence that's essential to a you know a functioning properly functioning attorney client relationship has broken down and so The relationship is irreparable, and now she needs to retain new attorneys. Erika Jayne filed for divorce in November after 20 years of marriage to this Tom Girardi right, so the case is ongoing because he was forced into involuntary bankruptcy. These two, according to one lawyer who spoke in the documentary. They are in this together in these bankruptcy proceedings, um, a lot of the debts that they owe. They probably go together. It's going to be hard for her to say that she didn't know anything that's going on. If you remember she's listed. She's listed as a secretary of one of his Elsie's. Oh, and also Money was transferred from one of those LLCs to her company, E. J. Global, Alright. They are accused of really pretending to divorce also that they can just move these funds over to her and say that. Oh, that was a gift that doesn't count in the divorce proceedings so they could protect some of their assets. Yep. So now, although Erica Jean has not he's been a I believe
Lina Khan, Critic of Big Tech, to Lead Federal Trade Commission
"Yesterday the senate confirmed lena con to a seat on the federal trade commission. The thirty two year old columbia university professor has been a vocal critic of big tech companies and. She's advocated for sweeping changes to antitrust enforcement with her confirmation secured. President biden is designating her as ftc. Chair the post will allow her to pursue an aggressive antitrust and consumer protection agenda so for more on khan and how she could shape the ftc. Enjoy our legal affairs. Reporter brent kendall. Hey thanks for being here. Thanks for having me okay. So tell us about khan's background here. Where does she come from so she has been on the fast lane star track of the progressive movement in terms of antitrust which she was a reporter wrote pieces for different publications went to law school and wrote this law review article about amazon. The thesis which was that antitrust law just doesn't really work to restrain companies like amazon. And how they've built their business and so she kind of skyrocketed from there she's been a legal adviser for progressive group. That is advocated for a wholesale change in antitrust enforcement. She went and worked on the hill for this house antitrust subcommittee that did this big investigation of tech firms and was a big piece of that and this report the democratic staffer at the end of this investigation making all sorts of recommendations that that congress rain tech company and so this all comes at a time. You know we're sees risen up these ranks and then got this nomination for the ftc from president biden. Which will now put her in theory at least in a position to try to put some of her views into
Quirky Midwest Museum: Pencil Sharpener Museum in Ohio
"Now we're talking museums today and not all museums are huge places with priceless works of art. Or you know passive historical relevance. Some museums begin just with a passion and collection and the pencil sharpener. Museum is one of those places today. I'm joined by karen. Raigmore moore the executive director for explore hocking hills and she is going to tell us more about this fascinating but we tiny museum. Karen thank you so much for taking the time to join me today thank you. It's a pleasure. We love to tell the story of the museum and it's kind of a fascinating thing. So can you tell people what this museum is. And the history and kinda the why well. It is the world's only pencil sharpener museum and it is a we little museum. It's very small building but it houses over thirty five hundred different pencil sharpener. 's to sharpener museum are the say they may descend may look the same. There's some difference whether it's color or shape a little bit of difference There's also one of the very first pencil sharpener. 's ever invented and we have the patent papers on display inside the welcome center but this little pencil sharpener museum which is the Paul johnson pencil sharpie museum named after the founder was relocated from its original location to our welcome center property in two thousand eleven so it was Originally position right. Outside of reverend johnson and his wife's home and kind of off the beaten path and i stumbled across it. Just when i was first here in the hockey hills. I moved here driving around some of the back roads to get a feel for the area. And i happen to drive by this little pencil. Sharpie museum and there was a sign out front. That said call this number. If you want a tour. So i of course called the number and reverend johnson was kind enough to give me tour just a a wonderful man who Over the years. I got to know better. He and his wife just stomach the best people you would ever want to meet
Critical Race Theory: What Is It?
"Is critical Race theory? Yes. So critical Race theory began around the 19 seventies with the law professor Derrick Bell and a couple of other legal scholars trying to understand the ways. That race and American law intersected how history of slavery and segregation was sort of codified and continue to influence American law Today. Adam Harris is a staff writer at the Atlantic. His most recent article was titled The GOP S Critical Race Theory Obsession, Harris says. One of the first instances we started to see critical race theory being used as a political bludgeon was in the early 19 nineties, President Bill Clinton nominated Atlantic near to the Justice Department. She was a legal scholar who done a lot of work and voting rights and conservatives effectively used her previous work in voting rights to sort of tag her as someone who was arguing for racial quotas in voting for the amount of seats that people should hold on city councils. They also tagged her as championing a radical school of thought. Called Critical Race Theory. Amid mounting pressure from conservatives, President Clinton has withdrawn his nomination of Lani Guinier to head up the Justice Department's civil rights division, claiming veneers writings lent themselves to views that he could not embrace the president cut her loose rather than fight a divisive battle on Capitol Hill. From there you have A kind of dormant period. It's not really until after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin, the Jesse Jackson like race profiteer race grievance industry says everything's about race. America's a racist nation. You see a mention of critical race theory after a video surfaces of President Barack Obama hugging Derek Bell in 1990, you know When he was a law student at Harvard Law. The president is actually kind of aligning himself here with a well known campus radical. There is a conservative back last thing that he believes in this radical critical race theory. And then they're a kind of a couple of mentions up until 2020 shortly after George Floyd is murdered, You start to see a
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Look the fortress on a hill. I'm henry i'm danny. I'm kagan where we left us. Veterans that into the reality of the us military's multiple wars abroad and illuminate. The damage military service does america american presidents out. Us history you have used american military and diplomatic power to force regime change democratically elected governments around the world. Most veterans come from families vested in prior service and american generals choose their own ensuring diversity of thought never interferes with american warmongering. How can we stand by and do nothing. While our military kill and destroy lives the world over while telling americans that the death and destruction protect them from terrorists when nothing could be more. All fortress on a hill aims to change that can listeners. To on a hill we are back.
California to Lift Most of State's Virus Rules
"It signed an executive order lifting most of the state's covid restrictions Tuesday, ending the stay at home order and allowing vaccinated people not wear masks even indoors. This. As the Mask mandate has been lifted on the floor of the House Lawmakers, staff and another Capitol Hill employees have not been required to wear face coverings in most places around the complex of fully vaccinated. That did not apply to the House chamber were members of Congress still faced fines for violating the rules. Sources tell Fox News. The overall vaccination rate for the Capitol complex is now about 85%. The guidelines preserve requirements for mask wearing and social distancing for individuals who are not fully vaccinated boxes. Jared Halpern in Washington the Chicago police
Patrisse Cullors Sounds More Like a Capitalist Than Marxist on Marc Lamont Hill's Show
"And he says to Patrice Cullors. Hey, you know what's with the $3 Million portfolio, and I want you to stay very close attention to her answer because she gives an answer. That an ideologically aligned capitalist would give. Hey, you know, we make money and earn money so I can take care of my family. Got a sun? God, What did she say? Mother in law? Whatever. I got to take care of my okay, Great. That's a capitalist answer, not a socialist answer. You doubt me here, Check this out. So a critique, though, from the left, that would say, um, if you are a trained Marxist If we're talking about a certain kind of radical politics, that extravagant homes of any sort or multiple properties of any sort is itself contradictory to the ideology that you hold. And so it's not about having money per se, but that it's about Or about property per se, But it's about there being a potential contradiction between your express politics and your lived practice. Sure, And I think that is a critique. That is, um wanting. And I say that because, um, the the the way that I live my life is a direct support to black people, including my black family members, Uh, first and foremost and For so many black folks who are able to invest in themselves in their community. They choose to invest in their family, and that's what I've chosen to do. Um, I have a child. I have a brother that has severe mental illness that I take care of. I support my mother and I support many other family members of mine. And so I see. Um uh, my money as not my own. I see it as um, my family's money as well. That's really cute that you don't see the money you spent on yourself and your house and your family as your own. That's a cute talking point. Unfortunately, it's really dumb. Okay. Hey, what, folks Please don't do this. But if I was doing a pizza, everybody in America send me a dollar to MP $330 million every send me a buck today. You know what? Don't worry. I don't consider it my own. I'm
No More Noise: Turning Down the Volume on Cities
"During the pandemic open outdoor spaces like parks became even more essential on top of being the usual place for quiet. Walk to commune with nature. People were spending a lot more time outdoors and those who live near green spaces especially in urban areas appreciated them even more like the park surrounding the jamaica plain section of boston. We have probably more greenspace than any other neighborhood in boston. This is dr martha karsh share. She's a retired family medicine specialist. Who's lived in this jamaica. Plain neighborhood for more than three decades. We've got to make a pond. We've got the arboretum. We boarder franklin hark on. We have a wonderful forest hill cemetery which is beautiful It's a nice place to live. If you don't have a lot of disposable income you live in a three decker or one of those little tiny row houses the greenspace makes for an idyllic urban rest spent right car share says. Franklin park has become anything but sitting at boston. Leaders are looking for peace in franklin park new tonight. Take a look at this video near franklin park. It is a wild scenes like this that have people living in that area raising concerns about safety. There's been groups of up to a hundred dirt bikes motorbikes. Atv's motorized trikes. They care around inside the park and the noise is terrible.
Walter Devron Hill Charged With Murder in Deaths of Gwinnett Brothers
"A suspect and the Gwinnett County jail with no bond and connection to a Lawrenceville double homicide earlier this year. WD US TERROR. Brawley has details. Manta Journal Constitution reports 28 year old Walter Devran Hill was arrested and charged Wednesday in the deaths of 28 year old Darius Miles and 21 Year old Christopher Smith. The two were reportedly shot to death as they were sleeping on March 28th their mother, Tyrion. Brown told the A. J. C that investigators secured enough evidence for hills arrest about two weeks ago. Authorities later located and arrested Hill into Cap
Two Artists Want G-7 Leaders to End E-Waste
"As president biden and the other g seven leaders from some of the world's wealthiest economies prepare to meet for a weekend summit in the english. County of cornwall. One of the biggest attractions is a two story. Sculpture that has emerged from the hills nearby. it's a reproduction of the faces of all seven leaders in the style of mount rushmore but instead of stone the sculptors material is discarded electronics. And he has named his work mount recycle more. Npr lennon correspondent. Frank langfitt cornwall and joins us now. Hey frank ohio hi so are you like literally next to the sculpture right now. What does it look like. It's fascinating and it's also become this big tourist attraction there will be sixty seven people here staring at it and what the artist has done is. He's basically like if you think example. If you look at boris johnson. His face is made of old samsung phone backings. And he's got all these old phones that is supposed to be his hair including all these wires and then right in front of me is joe. Biden joe biden. Skin basically is all these green circuit boards from inside computers. And not you'll just across. The bay is where the g. seven is meeting starting tomorrow morning. I'm just amazed that these faces are recognizable. very recognizable. everybody can tell exactly who these people are. And what do you take is the sculptors political point here. Well i think it's very it's an environmental point and i was just talking to him on the phone before you and i started talking his name's joel rush and this is how he put the messages. We have to find a way of dating with this electrical. Waste that we're producing because it we haven't got ways of Taken a pause again. We haven't got waste repairing it. We haven't got ways of getting rid of it. It's not just one nation to to give all that waste or another nation. It's a world problem. And how about all the people taking this visual in right. Now how are they reacting. It's really interesting. i think people are fascinated by obviously. It's artistically it's very very interesting but in terms of the environmental message. That joe was just mentioning. I mean i think it really resonates with people. I was talking to him named jonni let she teaches politics and i asked her what struck the most for me. It's the it's joe biden's circuit boards because they are things that we don't even see is invisible and we don't give any thought when we using this stuff
Artists Create E-Waste 'Mount Recyclemore' for G7
"Prepared to meet in Cornwall in southwest England, a huge sculpture of their heads in the style of Mount Rushmore in the U. S has been built close to where they're staying. Named. Mount Recycle more. It hopes to highlight the environmental damage caused by throwing away electronic devices. Our reporter. Steffi Apprentice has more. It's one of America's most iconic monuments. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial features the heads of four U. S presidents carved into the rock face in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Now ahead of the G seven meeting and looming more than two stories high. The faces of Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden and Angela Merkel stare out across the Cornish landscape constructed entirely of bits of metal circuit boards, TV screens and smartphones. They're joined by you should Asuka Mario Draghi and Justin Trudeau to make the mountain structure close to the hotel where world leaders will be staying in the English countryside. These people who live near the G seven summit venue, watch the faces being built seen it develop over the last few days, and it's what they've done is schism. Amazing. I think it's a good way of Sort of highlighting just how much the waste there is in the oceans, and hopefully we'll send a good message over to G seven leaders just about we really need to clean the planet up artists Joe Russian Alex Wreckage say they created the sculpture to highlight the huge amount of tech and gadgets that go UN recycled globally each year, with Joe explaining the logic behind depicting the world leaders united They like more to talk to each other and work out a plan that isn't just shifting the problem from one country to another, but actually is a plan. We will work on together, which is how to deal with this waste and how to stop producing so much waste and how to recycle things in these. All these issues have got to be dealt with globally. They can't be dealt with nationally because that's where the problem is. According to the UN at the 53 Million tons of electronic waste generated globally each year, will more than double by 2050, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the world. The artists are hoping their mount recycling more will galvanize the world leaders to tackle the problem. The
Biking to hidden Mayan stones
"And you don't know livia but as we're biking along here. You're actually on an ancient mayan road. It's called sock bay nine mu they call the road as the suck way in our language. In you tickle and you can't tell because in most of it is completely overgrown but it is sixty five feet wide so is that that's like a free way. Wow why. When i learned my mind was blonde. Because it's not a freeway it it comes to a dead end. Wow and what we do know about that area from excavations is that it appears to be a sacred site. There's no living there. People visit they leave offerings in the again. Look we're approaching the dead end up there parker bicske and now we're going to climb this hill bit steep. We're already sweaty. Just go for it. And once we get up to the top and other worldly place as soon as you take one step into their. You're like whoa. What is
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Look the fortress on a hill. I'm henry. I'm danny i'm kagan. We're we left us. Veterans that into the reality of the us military's multiple wars abroad and illuminate. The damage military service does american american presidents out. Us history you have used american military and diplomatic power to force regime change democratically elected governments around the world. Most veterans come from families vested in prior service and american generals choose their own ensuring diversity of thought never interferes with american warmongering. How can we stand by and do nothing. While our military kill and destroy lives the world over while telling americans that the death and destruction protect them from terrorists when nothing could be more. All fortress on a hill aims to change that. Welcome everyone to fortress on a hill. We.
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"We're quite supposed to. You know this isn't a simple story of you're supposed to be on this side rather than that side. You're basically on her side side because she's somewhat confused and divided on it. Yeah that's where you end up so again. It's about building that compassionate bond between a protagonist in an audience so that they actually understand something that must have been like. It's very well done very well done. Yeah i appreciated that. They did you know. Make it confusing that it was. You know that the to understand to actually have to be physically stuck between two actual armies between two entirely different groups of actual soldiers who like you said. The only prominent thing that they bring is is death and destruction. you know. That's not what they say but that is definitely what they do And i really liked her There's a just a little bit later. She started having nightmares about her brother being thrown from helicopter and there was a comment that she made about the That the aunt the aunt in the hill never moves up. They only move further in in terms of the you know the that their chosen loyalty to the v. c. You know we. We may see it as you know this person. That clearly has sympathies with the vc. But could it also just simply because they live and work right there beside them that there is you know that the because there are members of it that are within the community that may not be Shot into the roof talks about their affiliation that You know informed on informant that they you know they really know what's going on but there's no chance for them to get into a position of authority or leadership that if they try to become a bigger part of it. They just bury themselves deeper. There's just a the quicksand becomes that much worse in those in those moments absolutely. Yeah yeah so then. She is arrested in tortured brutally brutally raped by Some of these soldiers there which to me came across as as just the most giant portrayals because of the things that she had done on behalf of the that she had tried really hard to attempt to be in their good graces. If for no other reason than to protect yourself and protect your family and.
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Look the fortress on a hill. I'm henry. I'm danny i'm kagan. We're we left us. Veterans that into the reality of the us military's multiple wars abroad and illuminate. The damage military service does america american presidents out. Us history you have used american military and diplomatic power to force regime change democratically elected governments around the world. Most veterans come from families vested in prior service and american generals choose their own ensuring diversity of thought never interferes with american warmongering. How can we stand by and do nothing. While our military kill and destroy lives the world over while telling americans that the death and destruction protect them from terrorists when nothing could be more. All fortress on a hill aims to change that all right listeners. First show.
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Look the fortress on a hill. I'm henry i'm danny. I'm kagan where we left us. Veterans that into the reality of the us military's multiple wars abroad and illuminate. The damage military service does malcolm american presidents out. Us history you have used american military and diplomatic power to force regime change democratically elected governments around the world. Most veterans come from families vested in prior service and american generals choose their own ensuring diversity of thought never interferes with american warmongering. How can we stand by and do nothing. While our military kill and destroy lives the world over while telling americans that the death and destruction protect them from terrorists when nothing could be more. All fortress on a hill aims to change that all right listeners. We are back with another episode.
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Look the fortress on a hill. I'm henry i'm danny. I'm kagan where we left us. Veterans that into the reality of the us military's multiple wars abroad and illuminate. The damage military service does malcolm american presidents out. Us history you have used american military and diplomatic power to force regime change democratically elected governments around the world. Most veterans come from families vested in prior service and american generals choose their own ensuring diversity of thought never interferes with american warmongering. How can we stand by and do nothing. While our military kill and destroy lives the world over while telling americans that the death and destruction protects them from terrorists when nothing could be more. All fortress on a hill aims to change that all right listeners. We are back.
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
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"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Look the fortress on a hill. I'm henry i'm danny. I'm kagan where we left us. Veterans that into the reality of the us military's multiple wars abroad and illuminate. The damage military service does malcolm american presidents out. Us history you have used american military and diplomatic power to force regime change democratically elected governments around the world. Most veterans come from families vested in prior service and american generals choose their own ensuring diversity of thought never interferes with american warmongering. How can we stand by and do nothing. While our military kill and destroy lives the world over while telling americans that the death and destruction protect them from terrorists when nothing could be more. All fortress on a hill aims to change that all right listeners. we are.
"hill" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Well thank you for definitely for being willing to go through that process of creating that firsthand account. I'm sure it wasn't easy to do that. And especially carrying through from its original publication to. It's now unredacted for him. I can be certain that that wasn't wasn't easy to go through Lighten up the discussion. Just for just for a second here. I wanna talk about the sometimes keystone cops aspect of al-qaeda another terrorists Reading in the book about the plane that Ready bought for an al qaeda For al qaeda to use the getting no maintenance forcing him to come back to fix it finding melted tires and engine filled with sand. No one was able to find the vision keys. And i asked myself are are these guys. Al qaeda's finest or they american soldiers. I served with unemployment. Who routinely caused that much damage if not more Military life is is replete with broken or missing equipment caused by combat or legitimate training but by inattention or just outright incompetence of the average soldier i saw humvee tanks that very clearly run on diesel get filled with regular unleaded gas. Weals falling off the trucks during a convoy. A fifty cal machine gun mount falling into the lap of gunnar because he didn't insert the retaining pins correctly. I just found it. I found it absolutely hilarious. And i wanted to share that small amount of satisfaction. Knowing that the other guys do it. Although i doubt al qaeda would dr to cover the costs but i was curious to ask you. Were there any other. Instances of terrorists fawley that kind of stuck with you and you just had to laugh about or or took solace and otherwise very serious investigations under absolutely. I mean story after story in almost every investigation detroit doing used to just look at each other and said he can make that shit. I mean look for example before they are sasco You know al-qaeda to they haven't operation called the ship operation so they have the ship operation and they have the planes operation the operational Hamad basically we know what happened on nine eleven of the ship operation. At the beginning they wanted to attack ship military ship in also fuelling in aden on the millennium and Wise a ship docked on january fourth a or v two thousand in the court of aiding yemen. It's us as the sullivans and the plan was to basically blow it up That was that was operation. That later became the us skull so they get the same boat that the us on the coal seam explosives and ended decided to basically take to the beach area and put the water for the boat in the water to suicide. Bombers can now can actually say that hit the ship and they did not know anything about died so basically the boat sunk when they put it in the water so the two suicide bombers decided that they could move the boat it. It's really Beach so they decided to go home and sleep at a nationally and the guys who were video taping operation are sitting on the observation deck a place that they rented an apartment that they rented overseeing the poor with the camera waiting for the operation to happen so they confronted another thing happened so not sure he goes to the safe house and he sees the two guests skip and so he woke up. He said what happened. Basically said the boat song..
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"Look the fortress on a hill. I'm Henry I'm Danny. I'm Kagan. Where we left US veterans that into the reality of the US military's multiple wars abroad and illuminate the damage military service does Malcolm American presidents out US history have used American military and diplomatic power to force regime change democratically elected governments around the world most veterans come from families vested in prior. Service. and American generals choose their own ensuring diversity of thought never interferes with American warmongering. How can we stand by and do nothing while our military kill and destroy lives the world over while telling Americans that the death and destruction protect them from terrorists when nothing could be more all Fortress, on a hill aims to change that. All. Right. For to Sunny Hill listeners we are back took a very short.
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"I think that what Nuremberg did achieve even if that achievement may not have held is the idea that international law is real law and that violating international law can have real consequences and as a person who believes that you. We're all sort of on this globe together. I think that the the hope of the species is in some ways. tied up with the possibility of having international structures organizations that are effective and even if laws are not always obeyed that to me doesn't mean that we shouldn't have laws but what it does mean is. That's not where you stop. That's where you start then it takes agitation and political effort and activism and the work of good lawyers and the work of people in the streets to actually see that the laws are enforced. I mean another example would be going back to nineteen fifty four. When the Supreme Court decided in Brown versus board of Education that segregation of the kindergarten through twelfth grade schools was was unconstitutional. That doesn't mean that segregation ended. You know the next day and in fact the first actual desegregation of schools in the south didn't start until nineteen fifty seven. When nine students enter black students entered a white school in Little Rock Arkansas and in the end the government had to actually call out the National Guard to protect them so the federal government had to intervene to make it possible to desegregate schools. And there's a long history that is not the subject of this interview of what happened after that in house segregation was able how how Communities were able to desegregate their schools but the point is that the law by itself isn't enough it also takes the action of citizens and other people living in a country to actually put that law into effect. Is that convincing? I think so I. It's it's it's hard for me to wrap my mind around because I asked myself about the morality of other people that have been in the military. You know here's here's a good example of Tulsi Gabbard Tulsi You know when all the stuff came out about whether she supports torture or not. And that's not really the point but that she clearly didn't understand that part of her oath made it clear that if she was protecting prisoners or detainees for any reason that their health and welfare is in her hands no different than a soldier under her command. Right we're told to ignore that And I think that's the problem is you know like you said is that we can. We can make as many laws as we want. Who's actually going to see that they're enforce and I do agree with you. The law should exist just because we having got together to find a way to stop. It doesn't mean we shouldn't continue. Sorry Yeah No. It was one yet know. Exactly what you're saying that just because we have doubts about whether the law would be enforced adequately doesn't mean we shouldn't have the law in the first place I think you know the point about about the oaths. That soldiers take is a very important one. Because I think you know you've heard the I'm sure there are no more about it than I do. The term moral injury but one of the things that is clear even from talking to the veterans who've been in my classes is how very difficult it is when one's worders conflict with the oath right when when soldiers are put in a position of either violating orders or violating oaths and. We know that they are not supposed to obey illegal orders. And that's a really easy thing for me to say sitting in my room in San Francisco. Two very different thing to say when the person who is giving you the orders and standing there with a gun and in a position to you know to cause any kinds of harm to you and so. I think I think that even and tell me what you think. It seems to me that there's also a real disconnect between the military leadership of the in the US government and the civilian leadership at the Pentagon who haven't taken those oats in haven't got the same commitment. Say to Geneva to the other you know the other laws of war that That that seems like a wedge point or a possible wedge point where you you might be able to get through traction. But I don't know post nine. Eleven always seen our generals rubber stamp everything you know. We sometimes on twitter other places. People will talk about you know Martin Dempsey. He's he's a real good General Hill. He'll stand up and there have been a couple points that I've seen where generals have come up in a in defense of trump but they're probably democratic leaning generals Going after trump. And they're not doing it for any kind of morality play and so it it. It's it's all about the orders are it. It's clearly that that's that's how it's always been anything else that we say are. The rules is lip service especially when no one who cares about as looking. Yeah Yeah I. I cannot imagine how difficult that is. I have friends who are bet to talk about it and yeah yeah. It's it's really hard. I was lucky that time I spent wandering around in somebody else's war. I did it as an unarmed civilian. And you know I learned the origin of the expression scared shitless and there were definitely times. I really thought that that was the that was gonna be the end of my life within the next few minutes but I was never put in a position of having to violate my own conscience and I feel very grateful for that. It's interesting you bring up the point about Working in with military and civilian leadership I I worked was in the navy but I worked at. Nsa so I was one of the NFC compounds in Georgia working with different agencies and different special forces groups doing activities in Yemen and Somalia in Libya and Syria so alliances that you are talking about. Yeah I I like I like what you said about all the legal thing and the thing that bothers me the most about along when it comes to what the government wants to have happened is that we talked about this little bit when we were kind of talking about the torture report movie we discussed. How like the lawyers were sitting down room talking about okay. We'll does light for mean. What does this mean? And it's like that's the shit that they do a breakdown and say well we're not breaking the law we're defining this has yup for me as someone who works in different operations when you say something was an imminent threat and you're working with you know an agency that doesn't really those two words don't actually the definition of what we're doing right. It's fucking mind boggling. Not really frustrating for me like being the analysts game of person. Who will I thought? My job was to sit there in L. The truth be objective. And here's the data. No but it's it's not about that. It's about like if your data doesn't doesn't coincide with the narrative or what the likes the operation than you know or just kind of pushing to the side and it's really. It's me so I love it I love talking about. My question is about us since we're discussing. The idea is like we want to be able to talk about this stuff. Because things are classified. We can't always talk about them. And it's really frustrating for me having worked in the community because there so much stuff that is over classified like crazy and it's it's listen to I read once By the guy who is the classifications are under the administration? And I just love. He has to say because he is so dead on about how people will overclassify things because they feel it. It'll make them look better. Personally they can say oh look. I'm I'm all originating so stuff like classified and some people won't even read stuff unless it's at a certain level classification which some people will will put things into a different level simply because they want people to reap. How wow that really messes up the ability to like ask any real questions in detail because you can't because you can't say anything. It was so frustrating to me. Just the stuff I would read every day and like I you know why is this? The way isn't high as a Stephen classified. I can find this out on the Internet right. Yeah exactly exactly. And and so much of classification is used to protect people's Butts. And but I had never heard before that that idea that you would use a higher classification to give an extra sheen to your own material that is that is just perverse but it makes sense and of course you know it makes it impossible for people who don't have security well. This is the thing though. It's not impossible like that. I wrote in mainstreaming torture and American Nuremberg. It was all in the public domain Dana Priest at the at the Washington Post wrote about stress and dress at Baghram Air Force base in early. Two thousand two. You know. It wasn't a secret and yet it's classified so it's it it really does a number on your head and it must have been really hard for you. Yeah I mean it's it's just frustrating. When you want to ask questions and something that Danny talks about a lot. A we kind of we talk about in the Pod is just the idea of the military cares like they're focusing more on tactics than strategy everything about short term gain and short term like resolution and then we pat ourselves on the back and say look at how many things we did and to say that. Like by the act of doing something. We are creating progress overnight not actually measuring progress. And this is this. Is this whole benchmarking and measuring is actually a way of evaluating work. That doesn't even come from the military. In the first place it comes out of this. The economic system we live in in which the horizon that that even large corporations care about has been shortened to like the quarterly report. Right anything. That is longer a longer time than what the what the stock price is going to be at the end of the quarter becomes irrelevant and the way that we measure work is exactly as you say by checking off activities done which have been identified in order to satisfy some goal that you've set for very short time in but nobody is asking for example as we are entering into a century in which the People's Republic of China is poised to become the most powerful nation in the world. What what is the strategy? If any of a United States of America in relationship to that. What's our strategy in relationship to Europe the European Union continent of Africa? We we don't have strategies.
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"My name is Henry at I'd like to welcome uniform on a Hill co-hosts and I are a group of leftist American veterans who scour the news headlines looking looking for stories related to the military veteran communities of the U._S.. But you're not going to hear most of the typical military troops here here we take those same stories and we clear out some of the COBWEBS and bullshit we ask hard questions of our leaders and demand end to the militarism has permeated our society. We have a military budget seven hundred and fifty billion dollars three times more than China and seven times more than Russia while here at home American Erkin Infrastructure and domestic policy languish especially in the era of Donald trump however big dawn is only the latest in a long line of presidential warmongers and bastards our country has lost enough to regime change and military terry operations the world over operations that by and large only take innocent lives were providing no real protection from threats to our country Afghanistan Iraq Syria Yemen Yemen Somalia Niz year and the list goes on. It's time for a change. Thank you for being with us. Fill rescue welcome to fortress on a hill. Thank you for coming to talk about your book with us today. Well thank you for hanging Henry. If the doctor you yeah so I'd like to start by you giving us a a quick overview of your book eleven nine and the terrorists who loved bonsai trees and maybe if you could read a little extra for us that'd be great all right <hes> will the story is <hes> talks about how a young woman goes to work on the first day. She walks into her office which is in Jersey City New Jersey across the street across the river from Manhattan. <hes> knows tutor she get through the door that she is attacked and the House converted to office. This place is full of paramilitary types. She manages to escape and twenty minutes later as some terrorists web just tried to put a bomb. I'm in the Empire State Building. pull up to the same building. They run inside. There's a hostage standoff and tell the book book starts from Eric Codes of sort of between two different stories. One is the the young woman trudy who is running from the <hes> that are trying to catch her and the other is the story of poll flippin. WHO's <hes> diplomat in the State Department and <hes> the hostage standoff in this in this building which takes place when the the terrorists arrive <hes> this end very badly for everybody and <hes> is again traumatized by a terrorist attack and it seems that many of the terrorists were Iranians so now America is is beating the four drums against Iran and of course the young woman knows that is false flag attack because it was the building must full of paramilitaries <hes> and not terrorists <hes> when she arrived and I and the whole clip it on the other hand is trying to <hes> stave off this slide into into a war with Iran and the funny thing is I wrote this book <hes> starting all actually seven years ago up? Put it down picked it up. Put it down picked it up and the same thing is happening. Today we have all slang attacks than the goal Oman and they're pushing American war with Iran so <hes> smog about having predicted <hes> what was going to happen and we'll you shouldn't be it's it's <hes> it's easy for anybody who wants to see the pieces fall together but it's also so a lot a lot easier to just dismiss them and take the take the established narrative for Iran yeah yeah that's that's quite true but anyways so I'll read a short short from end <hes> the <hes> <hes> you can <hes> here a little bit about the hostage standoff <hes> and how hell that came about sounds great so <hes> <hes> let's see here <hes> further events. I'm Charles Druce treat that morning. Literally be said older world knows the story about how the five men entered the Empire State Building Nine Hundred Seventy A._M.. On the security video impatiently went through security little halo of their sport the features they wrote an elevator the fourth floor the I asked one of the base of the building that directly borders the sidewalk this floor held office that had been vacated a month before by Norwegian Shipping Container Representative Security Alarms had been taken out there enforced opened a temporary doors at the space opened a wind on the thirty fourth street side drop the string time to away out the window and with the help of a confederate down below drew into rope each heavier than the last the second was a robe robust inch instinct cord that could have pledged a yacht to its doc the drew up a smallest block and tackle and attached to a student exposed ceiling beam with this they drew up to three wooden crates from the Ben Each big enough to full house will air conditioner well then they go to the they they're caught they flee to the house and this is the hostage standoff and from there as everyone remembers retz orange telephone demands anik evacuations of surrounding houses policemen crouching reporters purring dip those hurting for Taga offers squinting seemingly reportedly handedly apparently allegedly all the wet nurses of modern journalism rose to the task of covering alive prices so while teams on Act lockers specialty stretched muscles local police chief sipped coffee the White House expressed concern Jin stroking specialists from ever prefight in special them gathered at each end of the one hundred block of Charles Street where a little carnival of professionalism crackled in homes all at the servant and stuff look good and the extinction of public danger. That's great. Thank you for thank you for sharing that with us. Fill so as someone who has written about fiction about false flags and terrorism in general I would imagine that your view of September eleventh and what happened that day must be vital one. Can you give us an understanding to to what your opinion is and how it ultimately influences is writing well. I was immediately sort of suspicious of the nine eleven officials story for different reasons and with time began to look into the alternative theories of what had happened and the looked at the what the truth there's were saying what the bunkers were saying and actually came to rest on the side of the truth irs who say that the buildings were taken down with demolition closets and have different theories about who was responsible in salon and so forth. I suppose that in a lot of way I <hes> my view of these things is a lot influenced by the fact that I I majored in international relations in college and this was at the time in the late seventies early eighties when there was still a great deal of suspicion of the government and of of <hes> what how the real decisions were are being made <hes> there was still a great deal of questions of how we getting it why we got into be at now. Why did it go on so long so I suppose that I come from generations that is naturally rather suspicious of of foreign policy policy and <hes> the foreign policy machinery in general and I just that <hes> in writing is this novel in writing about a dramatic traumatic situation <hes> which is a terrorist attack but on the other hand <hes> sort of a comic situation in which <hes> <hes> a sort of cobble of deep state types are putting together other this plot and <hes> my initial my staff the schism of <hes> of the deep state and the people who make the big decisions is very much reflected in the book as the title says he lives in nine and the terrorists hula bonsai trees? It's sort of part drama and part comedy. What's <hes>? What kind of research do you do? And how long do you spend. Researching searching before beginning of book like this actually what I do Henry is I write the book and then I figure out what kind of research I have to do. You sometimes I do the research and I find out that I can't use an element or another in the book sure and <hes> so I guess that my research is sort of just Mr Germane to to book itself but in this case I enter take a very careful look at the Empire State Building <hes> I had look at some just basic facts about about different different titles different <hes> <hes> off officials in the State Department poll Clinton for example is the deputy assistant undersecretary for Political Affairs title really exists in the State Department Deputy Undersecretary of State and so anyways I gotta you gotTa event title for every level so that's what they do and different things I even had to look into Jersey City. <hes> I had to walk down the streets. I'm Google Earth look get what type of <unk> neighborhoods as what type of <hes> houses what kind of different <hes> electrical cabling it adds all kinds of things like that <hes> and so really the point when when I do the research it's not to get every detail correct but it would it. It allows me to present what is feasible story a lot of writers especially thriller writers. They want to impress you with all of the research that they've done and <hes> still they put in a lot of extra deep ills that they don't need and <hes> sound barrier authoritative but really it's just a a lot malarkey for me as long as my story is these bullet based on fact then that's good enough some on sounds good to me. No this is if I'm remembering correctly. This is your fourth book. Is that right Fifth Book Fifth Book my bad so I'm curious to know how did how did publishing your first. I Book Change Your Process. Most authors really have a big a big change over following their first book. I'm wondering what what your process was like well. I wouldn't wouldn't say it changed a lot. I published my first book and then immediately started to work on the second that <hes> very soon after and and <hes> I've always worked with a self publisher <hes> especially because it's very difficult for a for a new novelist to break into the business all of the the jury agents they're all looking or the next <hes> you know the next Harry Potter the next <hes> Hunger Games something like that and somebody who comes along with just a good novel really doesn't get very far because while he's unknown sure people don't know it's very much a chicken and egg thing you you have to sell a lot of books to become known and you have to be known to sell a lot of books and this is really the only book that I've been able to sort of publicize and <hes> you know talk about <hes> because it has some sort of residents with the current events <hes> my my third novel for example is a romance connected connected with a thriller and I think it's a romance that's on a par with the Madison County or <hes> Love Story but <hes> you know I'm not GonNa get on your show to talk about a romance snuff go and so you know it's been very hard to sell more than a few dozen copies of of any of my my books <hes> pity but that's that's the way it is so having studied false flags and terrorism were extensively. How do you think that we aside from from works like yours? How do you think we can best educate the public about false flag attacks and and what can we do to push back against that very strongly established narrative? I think it's a very <hes> very difficult thing to do. In fact one of the points that I make making my book is that <hes> the Truth Irs <hes> come along like the sand shoveled brigade pointing out <hes> inconsistencies pointed account mistakes that this isn't that but they get married that'll very little from the public and the same thing with nine eleven you have excellent research that has been done. You have <hes> scientists who who are lined up saying yes. The Twin Towers fell as a result of demos controlled demolition but in order to get a real push in the public is very hard <hes> one of the points that I bring up in my book again the.
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"What what comes down on the ethical behavior if not malpractice by medical personnel Guantanamo? No becomes is only accentuated at in the CIA black sites where back in two thousand two medical officials are drawn into a program would appears to be, you know, absolute type of experiments done on prisoners yet the CIA black sites and a memoir about this was published just last year. It was released published. I I did I'm the well not me, but it was published so to speak where it was released by the ACLU facilitated by reproducing that report online in writing an article analyzing this ninety page memoir by memorandum for the record. If you will by the director of the CIA as office of medical services who have been involved in the CIA torture program and and while. Hit the press because a portion of that memoir discussed made public the fact that the CIA had discussed the use of troops drugs in this interrogation program. Ultimately, they chose not to use the truce drives for various reasons, they said, and I do kind of even believe that. But but that was a very small part of the report. And so I said, let's look at the whole report most people go, okay. That's the press that must be the story. Right. The story must be honing about using drugs. They didn't use truth drug. Wow. What a story. But when I read the actual, doc. Nice at wow, that's not even the really the story here know, the stories I read it was he was revealed. He was quite open. It turned out that that there. There was that experiment program that they were using. But that was separate from the other that there was there were two sets of. Torture programs going on one was highly regulated was medically regulated had constant and medical personnel on site twenty four seven and everything was directly planned out. You know, if you wanted to use a torture technique it had to be sent back to the the RDI's roofing for the that the headquarters was organized by special component within the CIA called the special missions division. It was very very tightly run. And then there was this other program where a guy by the name of goal Rochman had been chained to the floor and freezing temperatures head die at a place called the salt pit. Or the dark prison in Afghanistan run by the CIA and their contractors and that there were other prisons, and and that they didn't have doctors there. They didn't have things weren't highly regulated they were using another whole set of interrogation techniques, which they labeled standard interrogation techniques. Whereas the other program used something called danced into our nation techniques. So I looked at this. I said Weser going on pardon me. You're telling me that there were two different ways in which the CIA ran their torture prisons. Why was that? And so for future reference, we will look at I'd be happy to talk to you about just wet in the world was going on because it's fascinating in. It's important. It opens up it has direct linkages back to illegal forms of warfare experiments that were done. Under M, K ultra and and and whose origins go back to the the types of research that was supposedly done in response to the discovery fake discovery. But the discovery brainwashing about of US preservative war about the use of biological warfare. It all links together. Well, yeah. That's it's it's incredible. To listen to Jeff I I'm sorry. You're out of time for today. But yes, please, please come back and chat with us more. We'll talk offline and figure out a good time to to do that. All right. Well, take you Dr. Jeffrey k really appreciate you coming on for sun hill. Sure. Thank you very much for the time. I respect your work. And and all the best going forward. We're on Twitter at fortress on a hill. And also facebooKcom at force us on a hill..
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"Southbound. Long. Shining said. I many this is fortress on a hill. Thank you for joining us for those who to the podcast BT, Danny? And I are three left is combat veterans who take the military veterans stories of the day and provide some much-needed historical context and examination Dr. Jeffrey k welcome to for Saana hill. Thank you for being with us today. Hi, thank you very much. Glad to be here. So. You and I discussed earlier that the main the main thrust wanting to have you on was to discuss the info you have about there being two portrait programs run during the Bush administration. But a couple of other things that I wanted to touch on briefly before that and one of the very fascinating things that you've written about is about the biowarfare report regarding US forces in the Korean war. And I was wondering if you live our listeners a bit of an overview on that starting with plague infested, fleas ripe. We'll plaguing pluses. Feeding fleas was a article I wrote talking about one particular well ruin the context the article I've mentioned others a series of attacks took place in spring of nineteen fifty two in which the United States Air Force dropped in various forms plague fleas that. Human fleas that had been. Meddled with to carry the plague virus, and they were dropped over various villages in areas of North Korea, and ultimately China as the work proceeded north and killed is unclear amount of people the various reasons why we don't know how many people actually died of plague, but in my article Izhak about some of the cases in some of the documented deaths in particular in trying to humanize what happened the looked at the of the death of one particular villager, I'm back in April. Just this time this year of nineteen fifty two young as the name of pack young ho just so people can put a name in a face to to what happened to people. Now, this was part of a larger series as investigators looked into this of. Experimental biological warfare attacks that were made by the US military, and of course, denied strenuously that they were made by the US military in in in nineteen fifty well arguably late nineteen fifty one through earlier nineteen fifty three mid nineteen fifty three when the the. Negotiations over armistice became much more serious, and and the war was winding down, but the primary year of the of the of experimental warfare was in nineteen fifty to say experimental, but a decision apparently was made according to one of the airmen list captured a Colonel in the Marine Corps. Very I up actually living chief of staff who had ended up being captured and controversy confessed about these germ warfare. And. Documented for or his captors the Chinese. You know, what what how this came about who the personnel where the generals cetera in how they proceeded e said that in may nineteen fifty two they felt ready to go to a larger skill form of the of the war further. Experimental period had ended or the purely experimental period. Had ended met was time for more large scale strategic biological warfare in and the thing about all. This is bizarre. Is it may sound to your listeners was that. This was not the first time that large scale biological warfare had taken place in modern times. And in fact, many of the same personnel apparently were involved, and I'm speaking here of something many, many if not most of your listeners forever heard of Japan's unit seven thirty. One led by man, doctor in a military man by name of Sureau itchy and the unit. Seven thirty one personnel in more and more comes out about this this Japanese units. History. We're part of the club Toon Army in Manchuria, although they had divisions. Elsewhere in. Huntly be searched units in Tokyo, but also operations that took place in other theatres of the war that Japan was involved in and they were experimenting with and using biological warfare..
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"Southbound. Long. Prodding. There we go. David Swanson, welcome to fortress on a hill. Thank you for coming to chat with me today. Hi, thanks for having me on. So I'm really new to world beyond war, and I find so much great stuff on your guys site. And I attended that militarism in the media webinar earlier in the year. I know you have a multi week one coming up. I can't remember what the name of it was. But could you give our listeners just to a quick break down? What world be on wars about? Yeah. Well, I could go on for hours and people can look at the website for hours at world beyond war dot org. But basically, it is an organization that's that has members in one hundred seventy five countries that is dedicated to advancing a stored the complete abolition of war and preparations for war, and militaries and weaponry, and to do so through both education and activism, so activists campaigns dedicated toward closing military, bases divesting monies from war profiteering educational campaigns, including online course that we're doing right now aimed at getting people to understand the possibility and the desire ability and the necessity of abolishing war, and how to take that message to others. I was listening to your five minute breakdown. Sees me five five year breakdown on we'll be on war. And you had mentioned that in a win. When you got it started that there were so many other antiwar peace pro-peace organizations that you weren't interested in reinventing the wheel. I think is what you mentioned that it was wanting to be a supplement to all those other organizations as opposed to something that is trying to compete with not the we compete in that way. But but in terms of the ideas, and the the people behind it. Yeah. And I think I've already mentioned what's we saw as the unique need, namely that we have an organization aimed at abolition of the whole institution of war that could talk about not just the mistakes or the misdeeds of particular war or battle or weapon system of. But the problems raided by the entire institution, which of course, kills more people through the diversion of racehorses away from human environmental needs in zoom militarism than it does through all the wars, which does extensive environmental damage as much through the preparations for war as through the wars and so forth, and that we create something global. So that, you know, in our in the online course that we're doing at the moments where we have students from around the world when someone someone refers to our military. Mary, and how can we can make our military a little better than it is I'm able to ask who's military? What does that mean our military, and it's a help in getting people to start thinking of themselves as not being identified with any military to to to get people thinking globally in a group. That's that's global Suren and to to to really talk past all of the excuses that most people have come up with with pushing away war. You know that it it is just but mistakes were made. And you know, the people we've been educated that the people are monsters when that's hardly if ever the case, my the main thing I wanted to talk to you about today about violence caused by veterans, and we talk a lot about veterans suicide. But there isn't nearly as much discussion on. On. The the potential for homicide that comes from people serving in the military, and your book were ally discusses this in in quite a bit of detail. Could you give us a little bit of on on your thoughts on violence caused by veterans? Yeah. Well, of course, every individual is unique can someone could go into the military predisposed to such violence and remained that way and many many veterans are not violent in any way. But statistically, if you look for example, at mass shootings in the United States betwee looking at males between the idol no Mateen's up to middle age. Veterans are over twice at least over twice possibly much more likely than non veterans to be those mass shooters and the outcome of of being willing to recognize that taboo fact, I think is not discrimination against veterans
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"Southbound. On. Guiding. I'm henry. This is fortunate sauna hill. Thank you for joining us for those who to the podcast BT, Danny and I are three leftists combat veterans. Take the military and veterans stories of the day and provide some much-needed historical context and examination. Good morning listeners. We've got a whole bunch of different stuff today for you guys starting off with a few headlines. A new veteran has settled a lawsuit with the VA for nine hundred fifty thousand dollars the veteran received surgery from Dr Allen Koslow for a blocked artery in his leg that left him with long-term severe pain and late weakness later, the veteran found negative information regarding Koslow practice records from demoain Iowa through a Google search which included the VA's decision to hire him in South Carolina. Where the veteran received surgery, quote the cases one of several nationally in which the VA hospitals have hired physicians who were disciplined in other states. For example, the Iowa City VA hospital acknowledges twenty seventeen that improperly hired neurosurgeon. John Henry Schneider, even though Schneider's Wyoming, medical license had been revoked over malpractice allegations. Now causal did not have South Carolina, medical license when the Columbia VA hired him. But he also didn't need one. Under federal rules. A doctor who has a valid license in any state can practice? VA hospitals across the nation. VA hospitals are not suppose to hire physicians who've licenses have been suspended revoked 'cause lows Iowa license was on probation. So I plan to keep an eye on this subject. It's something that has been a continual problem with the VA as to what standards the us for their doctors. And who it is that gets to decide what standards are followed. They definitely need to alter like this to prevent people. From administering care who shouldn't be giving veterans or really anyone care and add this to the pile of the many reasons veterans don't trust the care. They receive at the VA. How is that even possible that it's not required? You know what I mean? Like, I don't understand how it's not required to be fully licensed to be you know, I just seems so illogical to me that any organization let alone the one that's charged with our, you know, our veterans, which is one of the largest, non direct military, procreation and the budget. I mean, how that wouldn't be at a minimum requirement that these Bs most, you know, the top people in their field with all the qualifications. They need. I mean, it just seems absolutely ludicrous. It does it does. And and. Absolutely terrifying. To find out that the VA could have done something when it hired the asshole. And simply didn't there was an, and it's something that you hear not just view circles. But with Medicare Doxa and stuff like that that it's find out later on that this guy uprated on people for however, many years and people knew he was shit, but nobody got rid of him. And so the the questions about how doctors are disciplined, and whether or not doctors who have been suspended by their states medical association should even be hired. I mean, I don't think everything should be held against him. But there needs to be aligned to wear. Okay. This person has enough flags in their record. There's no way they should be a doctor. Let alone a government hired one. Yeah. I mean, totally agree. Keep an eye on this story. I have a feeling it's going to be the last and you're right that every time something like this comes to lie. All it does is further. You know, disturb veterans and turn them sour against the VA. And you know, it's cool. And it's funny to bash the VA, you know, it's it's just becomes a part of life as veteran. But really, it's it's not okay. I mean, we we we should be the veterans should be very pleased with the care they received, you know, and it shouldn't become a joke shouldn't become a common joke to to talk about VA care and consider it, you know, a contradiction in terms, so yeah, let's let's let's wash this and wait for the next one K, but we need to publicize it and raise our voices today haven't Zach feeling way. There's going to be changed. I'm hoping there will be I'm hoping there really will be.