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Fresh update on "hill." discussed on Morning Edition
"To make this a success I'm Michael hill It's morning edition from NPR and WNYC President Biden holds a rare formal news conference this afternoon You can hear it right here live New Jersey set aside $40 billion to help immigrants and others excluded from pandemic relief funds but now most of that money is going elsewhere And the federal judge has approved Puerto Rico's exit from bankruptcy It's Wednesday January 19th the news is next Live from NPR news I'm nor rom Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine today in a show of support in the face of Russia's military build up He is also preparing to meet his Russian counterpart in Geneva later this week NPR's Michelle Kellerman reports Secretary blinken is in Kyiv to show solidarity and reaffirm U.S. support for Ukraine's territorial integrity He calls Russia's military buildup unprovoked and says the U.S. believes that Russia has plans in place to increase that force on short notice giving Russian president Vladimir Putin the chance to take further aggressive.
The Hill: Democrats See Good Chance of Garland Prosecuting Trump
"In the hill Alexander Bolton Senate Democrats believe there's a good chance the Department of Justice will prosecute Former president Trump for trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election An inciting the January 6 2021 attack on the capital which would have major political reverberations ahead of the 2024 presidential election Now that is a loaded run on sentence As if written by Democrat operative Democratic lawmakers say they don't have any insight information on what might happen and describe Garland as someone who would make sure to run any investigation strictly by the book Oh okay We know that's joke But they also say the fact that Garland has provided little indication about whether the Department of Justice has its prosecutor to oral sites on Trump doesn't necessarily mean the former president isn't likely to be charged This would result in a revulsion a convulsion Of the body politic of the conservative Republican base like nothing you've ever seen
Fresh update on "hill." discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"By the end of the week and available to the public by the end of next week A White House official tells CBS News there are enough N95s in the national stockpile to do this CDC says N95s and KN 95s are the most effective at preventing COVID infections Peter king CBS News updated CDC guidance on masks more clearly states that properly fitted N95 and KN 95 masks offer the most protection against COVID-19 but the CDC has not formally recommended them over the close matte cloth masks Governor Glenn junkins executive order that gives parents the choice over whether their kids should wear masks in schools is scheduled to take effect on Monday The spottsylvania county school board voted last night to drop the mask mandate in their schools allowing parents to decide whether students wear their masks and allow visitors to enter school buildings unmasked Students will still be required to wear masks while on school buses The culpepper county of public school system also says that as of now masks are optional in school buildings except for people recovering from COVID or who came in close contact with an infected person Some parents in Chesapeake public schools have filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court They argue the governor's order violates state law Rudy Giuliani is among the latest group of people who have been issued subpoenas by the January 6th select committee investigating the attack on the capitol W TOP's Mitchell Miller has more now today on the hill Giuliani who served as former president Trump's attorney is the most well-known of four people issued the subpoenas The committee says he and the others were involved in efforts to overturn the 2020 election results Giuliani spoke at the rally on January 6th near The White House before the capitol was attacked We get to see the machines that are crooked the ballots that are fraudulent Attorney Sidney Powell who once charged that Venezuelan socialist rigged election machines has also received a subpoena along with another attorney Jenna Ellis The committee also wants a former Trump campaign aide Boris Epstein to testify He was reportedly involved in a command center at the Willard hotel related to overturning the election On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller wtop news The New York attorney general's office says its investigators have uncovered evidence that Donald Trump's company used fraudulent or misleading asset evaluations to get loans and tax benefits The court filing says state authorities had not yet decided whether to sue Trump's company in connection with those allegations but investigators say they do want to question Trump and two of his children Donald junior and Ivanka as part of the probe Trump and his lawyers say the investigation is politically motivated Coming up on the U.S. offers new assistance to Ukraine 6 34 At when the plumber we know when you have an issue you can't afford to wait No one understands this more than our plumbers I think most customers love us because when they call in someone answers the phone and it's a real person I've had multiple customers say I called you guys this morning and you were able to get out today and that's just awesome Our promise of same day service 7 days a week isn't just an option It's who we are Just come down the front.
LA Sheriff Asks Feds to Prosecute Gang Who Killed Cop
"My guess is LA county sheriff Alex V in a way with sheriff. How unusual is it for a case to be taken away from the LA county DA and turned over to the feds and situation like this? How unusual is that? Well, given that track record of gascon sadly, it won't be the first won't be the last time that this is going to happen. Remember, Beverly Hills had a robbery and it went also went to the fez and they bypass gas going, but most people really weren't paying attention to it. And we're going to see more of this and we don't want to overburden our federal counterparts obviously because our numbers might just overwhelm the federal agencies and federal court, but we need to have a deal that's going to actually do his job. And this gentleman just refuses to. And that's not acceptable for us.
Fresh update on "hill." discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Others are issued subpoenas by the January 6th select committee On Capitol Hill I'm Mitchell Miller A diplomat's warning about invading Ukraine Russia would be making great mistake I'm JJ green Vaccine passports they're still being debated in Montgomery county and Kate Ryan At 5 31 The January 6th select committee has issued subpoenas for Rudy Giuliani and several others linked to former president Trump WTO P Mitchell Miller has more from Capitol Hill The committee says Rudy Giuliani and several others made unsupported claims related to the 2020 presidential election Giuliani suggested there was fraud and spoke during the rally near The White House on January 6th Let's have trial by combat Among the others receiving a subpoena is attorney Sidney Powell who made various accusations related to the election they included a conspiracy theory that somehow people in Venezuela had rigged election machines to help Joe Biden get elected to others who the committee says were involved with efforts to challenge the election results in a war room at the Willard hotel have also been asked to testify On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO P news The New York attorney general's office says it's investigators have uncovered evidence that Donald Trump's company used fraudulent or misleading asset valuations to get loans and tax benefits accord filing says state authorities have not yet decided whether to sue Trump's company in connection with the allegations but investigators want to question Trump and his children Don Junior and Ivanka as part of the probe Trump and his lawyers say the investigation is politically motivated A war between Russia and Ukraine appears to be inevitable but Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Europe trying to talk Russia down Russia would be making great mistake if it were to follow through on what they seem to be preparing to do Derek chalet counselor to the State Department says officially what they're trying to do is to alter the border of a sovereign country by force Secretary blinken has talked often about the massive consequences Russia would face One of those consequences is casualties The Ukrainian military is a different military than it was when you and I last spoke in 2013 But to try to prevent any of that from happening Secretary of State Antony Blinken is trying again to talk to the Russians This is very difficult and that ultimately they may not succeed But we're going to really try hard JJ green WTO P news Airlines around the world are canceling or changing flights heading to the U.S. over the ongoing dispute about the rollout.
Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills
"Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi a a reporting reporting the the Biden Biden administration administration suffers suffers a a pair pair of of major major set set backs backs on on voting voting rights rights and and the the fight fight against against cove cove it it nineteen nineteen one one week week ahead ahead of of the the anniversary anniversary of of his his inauguration inauguration president president Joe Joe Biden Biden was was dealt dealt a a one one two two punch punch of of setbacks setbacks on on Capitol Capitol Hill Hill and and at at the the Supreme Supreme Court Court the the Democrats Democrats major major elections elections and and voting voting rights rights legislation legislation appears appears dead dead in in the the water water after after Arizona Arizona senator senator Kiersten Kiersten cinema cinema announced announced she she won't won't vote vote to to change change filibuster filibuster rules rules I I will will not not support support separate separate actions actions that that were were sent sent the the underlying underlying disease disease of of division division after after meeting meeting with with Senate Senate Democrats Democrats Biden Biden vowed vowed long long threatened threatened as as long long as as I'm I'm in in the the White White House House as as long long as as I'm I'm engaged engaged at at all all I'm I'm gonna gonna be be fighting fighting nearby nearby at at the the Supreme Supreme Court Court the the justices justices ruled ruled against against the the occupational occupational safety safety and and health health administration's administration's vaccine vaccine or or test test rule rule on on U. U. S. S. businesses businesses with with at at least least one one hundred hundred employees employees the the court court did did allow allow a a vaccine vaccine mandate mandate to to go go forward forward for for health health care care workers workers at at facilities facilities that that receive receive federal federal Medicare Medicare or or Medicaid Medicaid funding funding Mike Mike Rossio Rossio Washington Washington
Fresh update on "hill." discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Thursday morning commute and staying bitter cold all through the rest of Thursday afternoon and Friday I'm storm team four Meteorologist chuck bell for W TOP You're right up to 24° in our nation's capital where the time that one double DLP is four 50 good morning We'll never miss a moment 103.5 FM It would seem as if this morning to war between Russia and Ukraine appears to be inevitable But the Secretary of State Anthony blinken is in Europe right now trying to talk Russia down as we hear this morning from national security correspondent JJ green Russia would be making great mistake if it were to follow through on what they seem to be preparing to do Derek chalet counselor to the State Department says officially what they're trying to do is to alter the border of a sovereign country by force Secretary blinken has talked often about the massive consequences Russia would face One of those consequences is casualties The Ukrainian military is a different military than it was when you and I last spoke in 2013 But to try to prevent any of that from happening Secretary of State Antony Blinken is trying again to talk to the Russians This is very difficult and that ultimately they may not succeed But we're going to really try hard JJ green WTO news Metro right now in crisis during the COVID pandemic with a majority of its railcars out of service due to a wheel problem that led to a derailment last October and seriously low ridership right now with all of this as a backdrop we've learned this week that metro general manager Paul we defend is retiring in 6 months He was brought all in 6 years ago to fix metro which suffered from serious safety issues long delays in the death of a passenger from Alexandria stuck in a smoke filled car during an incident back in 2015 This morning NBC four transportation reporter Adam tusk is covering So why is we default leaving now Well Dimitri if we're to believe Paul weed have found he says that metro needs a leader that can guide it over the next several years That seems to imply that he really wasn't going to be in this for much longer that he had his eyes set on retirement Now that's what he says Of course throughout all of this and in the background is the 7000 series issues We still don't know the level that that reached to the cover up possibilities that could be there with the 7000 series railcars and don't forget metro leaders are still getting called to Capitol Hill for a congressional hearing in early February We may get some real answers then You don't add a metro is hardly running at a 100% right now Is this the right time for a change in leadership or are these serious problems the very reason that there's a change While the GM does say that he's still giving it 6 more months on the job So you would presume that this gets metro back to a point where the 7000 series are back on the tracks that the second phase of the silver line is open but the reality is we just don't know the answers to all those questions whether or not this 7000 series railcar issue is going to be something that they can ever recover from You really hope they do Metro spent billions on those railcars It's a tough time to be looking at metro and saying that they're actually on a good course So you have to wonder what kind of talks were happening behind closed doors if someone came up to Paul and said look now is the time you might have to make a change And this really did force his hand Is it a fair criticism that we have felt had several years on the job but maintained the attitude of hey I just got here give me time You know unfortunately for Paul we have found his legacy is going to be this 7000 series railcar issue Now before all of this some might argue that he was doing a very good job turning the transit agency around and improving the safety culture improving the rails through all the safe track operations fixing the platforms but at the end of the day all of that now just seems like kind of talk when you go back and look at this 7000 series issue which is going to linger over and over again just the fact that metro leaders knew about this problem and it was swept under the rug for better for lack of a better word.
Sydney Watson Not Surprised Joe Biden Wants More Social Media Censorship
"So Joe Biden earlier today you may not have heard it but it's the same thing you've heard a thousand times from a thousand times from leftist was calling for social media companies to censor content He didn't agree with on coronavirus Now Sydney I find that talking point from the left that I hear often just kind of fascinating because it's people like you and I who have been the things we've been discussing eventually came to fruition and came to be true that masks were largely ineffective that maybe we should ask questions about the vaccine despite you just taking it as face value is going to be 90% effective Things like hey these lockdowns don't really seem to effective They don't really seem to be doing things So we were actually the true tellers and the irony of that again you have the most powerful man in the world now calling for social media companies to squash content you and I put out that was largely predictive of where we are right now Yeah I mean I was watching a press conference that he gave this morning where he was saying social media platforms I implore you get rid of all the disinformation and misinformation Honestly again I'm not really surprised And when I was living in D.C. actually Biden's campaign manager was my landlord And so I remember the few conversations that the few conversations that my housemate who works on the hill she and I would have with these people I remember thinking God if you're the future of this country where I can't swear on your show but where asked basically so yeah hearing these talking points coming particularly from the president and some of these other big players in our political space It worries me in the sense that what you said is a 100% correct If we're making predictions or people are making predictions about the trajectory of the country or some of these policies and mandates and whatnot And there's a kernel of truth to them Why wouldn't we want to have access
Fresh update on "hill." discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is threatening to take action if Republicans block new voting rights legislation The Republicans block cloture on the legislation before us I will put forward a proposal to change the rules Debate picks up again this morning You can order free at home COVID tests now from the federal government online People can order up to four tests per household which will ship within 7 to 12 days The latest effort to try to bring down the number of cases and hospitalizations CBS Manuel boho The airline industry is relieved both Verizon and AT&T have pushed its rollout on 5G at some U.S. airports After warning the tech could interfere with the safety systems captain Dennis to hare is with the allied pilots association The FAA was 17 systems It could be effected And it says the pilot may not catch those errors in time to maintain safe flight and landing And it could affect thousands of flights CBS News brief I'm Monica rix At four 33 the J 6 committee issuing subpoenas and other rounds this week that include four Rudy Giuliani and several others linked to former president Donald Trump Mitchell Miller is on Capitol Hill The committee says Rudy Giuliani and several others made unsupported claims related to the 2020 presidential election Giuliani suggested there was fraud and spoke during the rally near The White House on January 6th Let's have trial by combat Among the others receiving a subpoena is attorney Sidney Powell who made various accusations related to the election they included a conspiracy theory that somehow people in Venezuela had rigged election machines to help Joe Biden get elected Two others who the committee says were involved with efforts to challenge the election results in a war room at the Willard hotel have also been asked to testify On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO P new People who live in and visit prince Georgia's county will now have to keep masks on inside Businesses and public buildings until at least more People in prince George's county will now have to wear a mask indoors until March 9th The county council unanimously voting to extend its emergency declaration related to COVID-19 This is the 16th time the county has voted to extend it County attorney rondo weaver says this version includes this new recommendation Don't encourage him for purses to wear properly fitting N95 K and 95 or the cloth mask over surgical mask because it offers the best protection against the on the crime variant County health officials told council members around 30% of residents are boosted and they're looking at ways to increase that number and do it equitably China stool WTP news Now have you heard.
The Cold, Hard Truth About COVID Vaccines With Dr. Peter McCullough
"What is it that you're saying that you know to be true that some people don't like to hear? I mean, let's start with the vaccine. I have read enough to make me think that for most people, the idea of getting the vaccine is a bad idea and that it was developed under emergency circumstances kind of like, okay, we've got the Black Death coming. We're going to lose a third of our population. Let's do anything we can to get something to help people. Where we are today, to me seems dramatically different. I've heard a lot of anecdotal information about deaths and debilitating results probably or at least potentially from the vaccine. So wisdom would seem to say, don't take it, but there's this big push for everyone to take it. What's your response? I published an op-ed in the hill last year in August of 2020 before the vaccines ever came out and I agree with the Eric. I said the vaccines were a bad idea because they were genetic transfer technology programs. Actually installed the gene into the body that makes the dangerous spike protein that actually we caused the body to make a dangerous foreign protein that damages the brain, the heart causes blood clotting. It's a very dangerous idea. It's an uncontrolled production of spike protein for an uncontrolled duration of time. It's very different than a tetanus shot. A tetanus shot is a set amount of tetanus toxoid, and that's it. And so the tetanus shot or the hepatitis B shot is a known defined entity. The COVID-19 vaccines are completely uncontrolled. And there must be some people who take up a lot of genetic material or strategically in critical organs and the spike protein causes damage and death and our FDA agrees. The FDA has official warnings for Pfizer Moderna, causing heart damage. Johnson & Johnson, causing blood clots, causing paralysis, and with any product, there's risks and benefits. So the vaccines always must be presented with risks and
How Do Congressional Representatives' Stocks Perform in Relation to the General Market?
"Let's say you're a congressman or a senator and you're part of a team that is negotiating with pharmaceutical companies about how many vaccines, the government is going to purchase or vaccine pricing and at the same time while you're doing this, you are also investing yourself and benefiting from shifts in the stock price of pharmaceutical companies. I mean, should this even be allowed? Now Nancy Pelosi says yes. She says, and in fact, she is, I can see why she says yes. She's known to be the most successful stock picker on the hill. Not because of her having gone to business school, not because of her wide experience and understanding how the stock market works none of that. It's because and this is true not just of Pelosi, I have to say, but it's true of a lot of people in Congress. They have access to information. Why? Because the government has its tentacles and everything in so many industries from gas to energy to manufacturing and high-tech. And of course, to pharmaceuticals is an interesting report in on a website called unusual whales dot com. Well researched, it goes into all the stock trades that these congressmen centers have been doing over the past year. In fact, throughout essentially the year 2021. And its Republicans and Democrats and we're talking about pretty large numbers. Representative Susan del Ben, the ELB EME, her family, sold $25 million of Microsoft in September and October in the Senate, Bill hagerty sold $5 million of the tech company data dog. Senator John hickenlooper sold millions in tech stocks, Amazon, Apple Google. Now remember the government deals with these entities. That's the point we're trying to get at. And the point is how will these congressmen and senators doing with their stock trades? Here is where things get really interesting. It turns out that in 2021, Congress, pretty cleanly, beat the market. Now it's really hard to meet the market. You've got even professional hedge funds. A lot of them don't beat the market. And so the only way to consistently beat the market is to know something that the ordinary investor in the market doesn't
Someone Must Be Held Accountable for America's Coronavirus Deaths
"Nothing is to be preferred before justice. Socrates famously said, which, in some ways, was ironic a man who was wrongly killed because he was trying to educate the youth about justice. A crime has been committed. A crime against humanity over 850,900 thousand people have died. Because of the Chinese Fauci coronavirus, not to mention the multi $1 trillion wealth transfer and the complete changing of our civilization as we know it. And someone or some group or some people must be held accountable for that. And that person who has been the architect the designer behind all of this is on Capitol Hill today. Now Anthony Fauci did a very poor job ending the virus, but he did a great job starting it because he was the one behind the gain of function research. And bob shell knew documents from project veritas run by my friend James O'Keefe show that there was a pitch that was done to darpa, which is an organization run by the Department of Defense to fund potential projects. It was called project defuse. Done by the eco health alliance by doctor Peter Daszak. We've talked about dasik before. This was all about trying to fund gain of function research in Mainland China. It mentions Yunnan China and it says that bat SARS CoV-2 viruses exist that can infect human cells, produce SARS like illness and humanized mice, and are not affected by monoclonal or vaccine treatment. Peter Daszak continued by saying this is back in 2018, new bombshell documents. Bat SARS CoV-2 host jump into the human populations is frequent. These viruses therefore are clear and present danger to U.S. defense forces in the region and global health security. So here was a little bit of a pitch. Basically, Peter Daszak was saying, hey, if you don't give my company $14.2 million to go to China or go somewhere to develop this gain of function research, then China might use this sort of virus against
Michael Anton Comments on Dr. Fauci Implying Sen. Paul Is Responsible for Death Threats
"Last question you just saw this phenomenon Rand Paul and I don't know what you saw didn't but Rand Paul and Doctor Fauci up on Capitol Hill where Doctor Fauci who Michael is a public figure paid by you my and everyone else in the audience's tax dollars He's not a private physician Using a government account engaged in some suspicious behavior with Francis Collins about the GBD authors Jay botta char and others So Rand Paul calls him out and Fauci starts implying that Rand Paul's responsible for the death threats he's getting Saying it to a guy Michael with no sense of self awareness at all who was literally attacked by his neighbor Rand Paul and put in the hospital I mean if that isn't a moment like one of the greatest self owns of all time I've never I really don't know what compares I don't know who came up with this line but it's a great line I wish I knew so that I could give him credit whoever it is It goes like this Our speech is violence their violence is speech So when the left takes to the streets in the middle of 2000 and burn cities and smashes and loots and I don't know how many people died but it was something around three dozen That's all called mostly peaceful protests and an expression of free speech When the right says something like hey you know funded gain of function research and lied about it and that gain of function research may have led to the COVID pandemic that's destroyed our economy and led to all of these ridiculous mandates talking about it and that becomes violence It's a complete inversion redefinition It's a way of using words as weapons and confounding people so that they can't see clearly what's going on and what's being taken away
Rep. Pramila Jayapal Overdramatizes Need for Gas Mask and Cane on Jan. 6
"But let's do cut 11 This is this pramila jayapal On Capitol Hill today go ahead I replay how I made plans to use my gas mask and my cane newly at my side from a 5 week old niece replacement surgery Give me a break Give me a break Give me a break She replays how to use her gas mask and her cane after 5 weeks of knee replacement surgery Are you kidding me Well now she might know how citizens fell in Minneapolis in Seattle and Philadelphia in New York In Portland in Kenosha in cities and towns throughout America people had knee replacements Where people weren't sure how to protect themselves and their families Isn't that remarkable
What Have We Learned 1 Year After January 6? Journalist Julie Kelly Tells Us
"What else do we know a year later really happened on Capitol Hill? Well, okay, so we do know that there are various FBI informants, and now we know because of this newsweek, bombshell that was published on Monday that there were hundreds of elite FBI special forces. They called them shadowy commandos that were stationed at Quantico starting on January 2nd and third. And then were on capitol grounds early that morning. So who were these FBI commandos? I mean, I've seen all the video in photos. I don't see anybody that says FBI is here. If they had hundreds of these forces, what were they doing? Why weren't they protecting the capitol? Why weren't they protecting lawmakers who felt that their lives were threatened? And so this looks like another set up by Christopher ray's FBI, just like the Whitmer kidnapping plot, which is falling apart for the government as well. And so but what they've done is taken this four hour disturbance. They've blamed Donald Trump for inciting this insurrection. They have now arrested more than 700 Americans most of them charged with low level misdemeanors, but in the process have destroyed their lives, some of them are being sent to prison for class B misdemeanors, basically parading in the capitol. And so to my point in my book, which I give a detailed timeline of exactly what happened at day, but also how this Justice Department, the entire Biden regime Joe Biden himself is weaponizing that four hour disturbance and targeting the political right millions of Americans and launching a domestic war on terror against Americans
NASA releases estimates on exploding meteor that shook city
"NASA NASA is is explaining explaining what what caused caused a a loud loud boom boom that that shook shook the the ground ground in in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh the the blast blast was was from from a a meteor meteor as as it it broke broke apart apart on on new new year's year's day day NASA NASA data data estimates estimates the the energy energy released released was was equivalent equivalent to to thirty thirty tons tons of of TNT TNT the the speed speed of of the the meteor meteor was was about about forty forty five five thousand thousand miles miles per per hour hour with with the the size size about about a a yard yard in in diameter diameter and and amassed amassed close close to to half half a a ton ton the the experts experts say say if if the the weather weather wasn't wasn't cloudy cloudy in in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh on on new new year's year's day day the the bill bill would would have have been been visible visible in in the the daytime daytime sky sky with with about about one one hundred hundred times times the the brightness brightness of of the the full full moon moon people people around around the the south south hills hills area area of of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh reported reported hearing hearing a a loud loud noise noise and and feeling feeling their their homes homes shaking shaking and and rattling rattling I'm I'm at at Donahue Donahue
Watch Betty White’s Funniest Moments, From ‘Golden Girls’ to Feuding With Ryan Reynolds
"TV TV legend legend in in golden golden girl girl Betty Betty white white has has died died at at ninety ninety nine nine the the Betty Betty white white was was America's America's not not a a sweetheart sweetheart her her wholesome wholesome smile smile and and saucy saucy delivery delivery made made her her a a television television mainstay mainstay who who charmed charmed viewers viewers for for more more than than sixty sixty years years she'll she'll be be remembered remembered as as the the loopy loopy widow widow rose rose Nylund Nylund in in the the golden golden girls girls who who drove drove her her roommates roommates crazy crazy with with her her tales tales of of her her childhood childhood in in fictional fictional St St Olaf Olaf Minnesota Minnesota the the judge judge two two nine nine very very dangerous dangerous anymore anymore born born in in nineteen nineteen twenty twenty two two in in Oak Oak Park Park Illinois Illinois she she moved moved to to Los Los Angeles Angeles as as a a toddler toddler graduated graduated from from Beverly Beverly hills hills high high school school got got her her start start in in local local
'The Adversaries' Author Ned Ryun on the Idea of a National Divorce
"Greatness, senior fellow Ned Ryan author of the adversaries a story of Boston and bunker hill. Ned, welcome to Mike Gallagher show. Yeah, no great to be with you slicked her. Oh, well, it is great to be with me. I'm amazing, said the modest Los Angeles trial lawyer. Hey, you've got a terrific book here. The adversaries. I've read it. I loved it. And frankly, I cribbed a little bit about bunker hill, the battle of bunker hill for my upcoming book, the fallen rise of the United States. We've been talking about a national divorce. This was kind of a divorce 250 years ago. Marjorie Taylor Greene's tweeting about it, what do you think of the concept? I got to tell you, kirkus, I think there's two options. One is the national divorce. I mean, we're looking at two very divergent world views on how you approach governments, inherent rights, which honestly occurred is not something new. I mean, this is when you look at the genesis of the progressive movement early 20th century, they were always attacking inherent rights, all of these things. And now it's coming to full fruition. So you've got the national divorce angle or an angle that I also like as well in which we beat them into submission enforcement unconditional surrender. So I think that I love when you talk like that. Makes me want to have a cigarette in a cuddle.
Marc Lamont Hill: Why Do Children Need to Be Vaccinated, Despite Low Severity Cases?
"Mark kelman hill had the NIH director on his show And this did not get picked up by the media That's why I'm bringing it to you now And he asked the NIH director about the stats Why are we vaccinated all these kids if it just doesn't make sense Now when he says that makes sense here's what he means listen The risk of children getting a severe case of COVID is .0 5% Why are COVID vaccines necessary for children Well I'm not sure when you give that percentage that that really conveys what most people are worried about is my kid at risk I mean go to any pediatric ICU in the country and you will see kids there with COVID Some of whom are on respirators as a result And we have seen a 145 children die these are kids between the age of 5 and 11 of COVID-19 Many of them without any predisposing medical condition that would have made you think they were vulnerable So it may be uncommon but it's certainly all right I have to ask a question about the 145 kids have died How many kids did you count that really didn't die from COVID but you counted as COVID I'll give you an example There are parents that were whistleblowers about a kid that died because of injuries from a car wreck Now they apparently tested and he had COVID and they put it down as a COVID death and the parents were like no this isn't a COVID death He got T boned by a drunk driver That's not a COVID death There was another child Who had an asthma attack And of course in a kid's life couldn't didn't have an inhaler far away from the hospital They test them for
California Is Falling Apart
"You're an angelino. I am curious, David. If you have gotten the reports that California is basically falling apart. And I say that not in an overstatement. But the smash and grabs the assaults, the surgeon crime, and of course the flight of people from the state. Our home states, pretty rotten right now. Yeah, look, I've heard the same thing and I think the way you said that of you is apt because for years, people will tell me, oh, that's LA. I mean, that must be awful or crazier. Great weather, but traffic or crime or this or that. And I would tell them for years, it's a beautiful place. I moved for various reasons. I don't regret it. I don't want to go back, but I always recommend you should go visit, live there. But it is undergoing from relatives in Friends that I still have in California that are not out to get California. They're not leaving. They like it. But they tell me it's got issues. And serious serious problems. And I often tell them whatever I live on capital hill and Washington, D.C. and I hear all the time that, oh, well, you must be dealing with all of these things. And Washington is since the pandemic and afflicted with many of the things that are reflecting cities at the moment, but not to the extent at all. That I see and hear happening in California and so yes it's a problem and I'm wondering if leadership is going to emerge if voters are going to emerge and want something different because nothing changes until voters demand something different.
Kim Potter guilty of manslaughter in Daunte Wright's death
"A a suburban suburban Minneapolis Minneapolis police police officer officer was was convicted convicted of of two two counts counts of of manslaughter manslaughter in in the the death death of of Dante Dante right right Kim Kim potter potter said said she she confused confused her her hand hand gun gun for for her her taser taser as as an an officer officer tried tried to to handcuff handcuff right right during during a a traffic traffic stop stop rights rights mother mother Katie Katie says says she she let let out out a a yelp yelp when when she she heard heard the the verdict verdict we we want want to to thank thank the the community community support support everybody everybody who's who's been been out out there there that that has has supported supported us us in in this this this this long long fight fight for for accountability accountability outside outside the the court court room room he he was was in in jubilant jubilant celebration celebration some some hill hill yellow yellow signs signs that that said said guilty guilty in in large large block block letters letters Minnesota Minnesota Attorney Attorney General General Keith Keith Ellison Ellison says says to to law law enforcement enforcement this this conviction conviction does does not not diminish diminish them them it it shows shows the the whole whole world world that that those those of of you you who who enforce enforce the the law law are are also also willing willing to to live live by by it it prosecutors prosecutors say say potter potter faces faces about about seven seven years years in in prison prison but but they they will will ask ask for for a a longer longer term term I'm I'm a a Donahue Donahue
Congressional panel investigates deadly Astroworld concert
"Lawmakers lawmakers on on Capitol Capitol Hill Hill will will be be taking taking a a close close look look at at the the astro astro world world music music festival festival disaster disaster I'm I'm conditional conditional committee committee is is now now investigating investigating the the Houston Houston concert concert that that ended ended with with ten ten people people killed killed during during a a massive massive crowds crowds surge surge the the house house oversight oversight and and reform reform committee committee has has sent sent a a letter letter to to live live nation nation entertainment's entertainment's president president asking asking for for information information about about the the company's company's role role in in the the November November fifth fifth festival festival headlined headlined by by rap rap star star Travis Travis Scott Scott among among the the information information being being sought sought details details about about security security crowd crowd control control and and plans plans to to deal deal with with mass mass casualties casualties at at large large events events lawmakers lawmakers also also want want to to know know if if there there were were any any pre pre show show briefings briefings by by live live nation nation or or anyone anyone linked linked to to what what about about safety safety concerns concerns and and the the panel panel also also is is asking asking live live nation nation if if it it is is taking taking steps steps to to prevent prevent such such incidents incidents at at future future events events I'm I'm Oscar Oscar wells wells Gabriel Gabriel
Does Joe Biden See the Writing on the Wall Regarding His Re-Election?
"Question What is fate different now than it was a year and a half ago Is the idea that his health might not be okay in 24 different now than it was a year and a half ago I mean when he answered David my question a little over a year ago the exact same question why at that time did he not say the same thing Hey I'm a big respecter of fate faith plays a role in my life If I'm in the same healthier now sure but you know you never know what might happen hey you know I could be walking down the street in a piano falls on my head or something Why didn't he say that then But he's saying it now Kind of weird isn't it And I wonder if you think it's because Well for the same reason I think it's because he got the memo You got a little text message You got a little visit The powers that be of sat down and said Joe this ain't it kid It ain't happening Just be prepared it's one terminal You're done And we've seen these stories about Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris vie Two weeks ago CNN came out with the story that showed the 11 candidates that could be the nominee for the Democrats in 24 And Joe Biden's gonna be such an excuse me I sit right here Why are you doing these stories And there seems to be a ball rolling down the hill here and it's gaining momentum Do you think that the die is cast Do you think that it's done And do you think this is basically a let's face it Joe Biden is hardly a disciplined politician Joe Biden knows and now he's sort of like hey things are squirting out of his pie hole there As he's sitting with David Muir and he can't control himself Because he can't even remember you know what he's supposed to say out loud and what he's not
"hill." Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"I think now we are at this point where we've never been before in terms of awareness of the behaviors that are literally killing folks. Because of their identity. From the Ted audio collective, this is design matters with Debbie millman. For 17 years, Debbie millman has been talking with designers and other creative people about what they do, how they got to be who they are and what they're thinking about and working on. On this episode, Anita hill talks about what it will take to finally address sexual violence in our society. Leadership at this point, if they are not making robust measures, are part of the problem. 30 years ago Anita hill became a household name and a hero for many women when she told the world about how Supreme Court Justice clarence Thomas sexually harassed her at work. In the years since she has had a fruitful career as a law professor and as an author. Her latest book is resonating with a lot of people just as her testimony in front of the Senate did in 1991. The book is titled believing our 30 year journey to end gender violence, and we are going to talk about that and her extraordinary life here today. Professor Anita hill welcome to design matters. Oh, it's.
"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
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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
"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 fortunate on hill listeners we We have had a great run with guests. As as you guys have known especially as everyone's been.
"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 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.
"hill." Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Guys. Today Danny and I. Are Going to talk about his new book patriotic descent. It's coming out on September. Eighth. Sarah Danny. That's right. Update. I'm coming out on the H.. It is. It's an amazing book. It's an The. The the history and the examination of patriotism that I read about so far has been really empowering and eye-opening in in a few different ways before we start talking about it real quick. I wanted to real quickly share with you guys are email and social media channel links they're usually in the show notes. So if you ever WanNa, find him there there but I don't say it on the podcast very often. So I WANNA take thirty seconds and do that real quick Our email is fortress on a hill. At G.. Dot. com. And you can email any questions and thoughts. You have ideas for episodes anything like that. On twitter you can find us at for Sunny Hill same deal with with twitter and facebook at a fortress on a hill. So real simple. It's all fortress on a hill so. So Danny start talking about this book I like I said I I've really enjoying reading it. You know I always learn so much from your writing period but this this fit into a different. A different vantage for me something that I think we should talk about it some time, but we don't need to discuss today. is I've noticed more and more as we've done the podcast that you and I were in very different wars if you will we'll say. You know that the stories that you told me that missions that you've been sent on the amount of death that you saw both among your troops in among Innocent civilians during your time has been really I opening for me But I've started to to look at your writing in that way asking myself about the things that I didn't experience because. you know so much that the military is tied up in combat support, which means that if you're not a traumatic, cavs scout a tanker there are things that you just don't see. You know other just events, admissions and possibilities of war that you don't consider and so. Moving forward I hope that you and I get the chance to talk about that. At some time. But I'M GONNA turn it over to you for a minute we you tell the tell the folks what the book is about and how you got around to writing it. First thing I'm really glad you brought up is. This idea of different wars. There's a couple of things that I think are important about that. So Even, within the same unit as I've written about a bunch even in the first book of people will experience the same events differently. So there's that right there's the psychological aspect of the confusion of war various viewpoints in. Then you know there's the different kinds of jobs mostly gonNA, realize. You know the tooth to tail ratio in other words how many comments for comments, sports, soldiers, who for you know combat arms, right. So basically, foot soldier like how it's you know it's what is seven, eight, nine one and it changes over the years. So you know back in the day like in the civil war was like one one and then four to it's like three to one and then Vietnam and now it like really pushes up to like closer to ten to one. That does not mean those people aren't in combat. At one point I mean it. Like in World War Two more. But now with an insurgency and attacks on the roads and ID's you know there was a point I remember that you may know some of this that Henry where early in the insurgency because I was still looking at it west point in the stat was presented to me by major in military science class and it showed that the top three MOS's military occupational specialties jobs. That were fatalities are wounded in action in the first two years. Lee Rock warned certainty were Of course you know infantry. But it was a military police and eight Mike truck drivers right and. This military science infantry officer was like, well, why would that be guys you know and then we know this discussion on like tactics and it was a pretty interesting day. But his point was was will look like if a classic tactic is ide-, than WHO's on the road a lot you know and of course, it's truck drivers and then people don't realize. The extent to which I love respect motoric lease in particular in Iraq because they were just you know and I know that I've wanted different things within the military police community the ones that I dealt with a lot. They literally drove around all day visiting police stations like Iraqi, police agents in China like mentor them and supply them all this, and then you know. They would just get in hammer because they were always on the road you know but but even so that's a different war than you know like the active raid or. Whatever you know, and then like quite frankly I wasn't like some bad ass I mean the the experience of the navy seal rating team is different from mine, and so I think that's valuable and interesting to keep in mind and I think that what we do need to avoid and I try really hard to a find out perfectly. But that the most is this idea that they're you know okay there's two wars three wars maybe there's more like ten wars but some veterans fall into this. Dismissing others kind of thing you know like someone will hear. Oh well, he was just a logging or something like you know an not mean like m. p. I mean like legit like supply sergeant or something like Oh like that person service doesn't matter and Actually really dangerous talk and I think it's usually bred by insecurity. and. Self Righteousness, which I've always called the cardinal or original senator soldier but. Yeah brought that up. So that's a long insure that just wanted to mention but the book was weird One thing that readers will notice is it's like very short for me or for anyone but especially for me and that was by design I had been in L. A. With Bob Sheer senior editor O'Brien truth dig. Rest in peace for some liquor out for at home the truth dig Now appear posts in course used kind of legendary journalist eighty, four years old like interviewed several presidents, saws out there visiting him. For some. Work at USC and some other crap and. Yeah we him Steve Wasserman from heyday books were. I don't know how it came. We were discussing like patriotism order discussing it forever wars or how to fight this. You know how we can make a difference in it was kind of one of those dark conversations in Henry. You know these very well, that's like out soldiers get by as like macabre humor and stuff but you know it was one of those really. Dark in a serious conversations of futility that feeling of the problems just too big like we can't change minds I fall for that a lot. You know especially with this stuff going on in the streets I think to myself like, Oh, my God. Like I can't persuade my father like how am I gonNA persuade anyone else and You know are are people just too far apart a A. Is. Some people unreachable. These are dangerous concepts although they're reasonable. So. There's a reason it feels that way. But we're having one of those conversations about ending the wars her. reframing American foreign policy, and then like I said on the zoo talk the other night you know either Bob or bowl said something to be effective you know. If..
"hill." Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"There's a bias in this town toward war. Those were his exact words. He led off with addressing general eaten enough. And then he went into a disquisition on how essentially he didn't know what to do about it. I mean we. We saw. He dispatched Samantha power to the United. Nations got rid of her. I'm sure that was partly because she'd been a real influence on his decision ago. Do Libya as it were? I think he put Susan Rice a little bit more at arm's length. The I'm damn, sure, but John Carey a little more at arm's length. I think he was lecturing John Carey that day. In that room with us because Kerry. At that time was, you might recall was advocating for US troops on the ground in Syria. So Obama was telling his secretary state with no uncertainty, whatsoever voice ain't GonNa do that Dude so quick advocating board I mean he was using that moment to do all of that, but the pain that he was expressing with regard to what he couldn't control, which was the warfare state was very illustrative, very illuminating I'd never thought era president, sitting president. United States actually admit that. And part of this whole warmth and moved of course is what you ask your question about specifically the over-classification intelligence is the warping of intelligence underneath that classification where nobody can see it and know that you're warping it to fit. Your policy needs is all this and more. That's distorting good decision making and thus distorting the way we go about our business in the world, and I think as I've said increasingly now we're looking at an empire in decline, and not only in decline, but at any moment might go precipitously into that dark night. The guys that I love doing the podcast. Being able to share our experiences in the military with allies and supporters means the world to us. We can't do all the work we need you this. The episode of ours with someone anyone who you might think could be affected by it. A young person looking to join the military or possibly parents advocating for kid, joining the military conscientious citizens who care about the violence. The US wages in their name. Advocates for women and people of Color who understand the harsh environment military creates for minorities and inflicts on Those Same Minorities Across the globe. At anyone else you think might be affected by it. Please take a moment. Share this with them. Now. Our podcast is supported in a few different ways I. There's Patriot where we're blessed to have an array of wonderful supporters, helping guys I pay for some of the podcast.
"hill." Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"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.
"hill." Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
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"hill." Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"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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"The guys that I love doing the podcast being able to share our experiences in the military with allies and supporters means the world to us. But we can't do it. All we need you to share an episode of ours with somebody anyone who you might think could be affected by it. Young people looking to join the military or parents advocating for one conscientious citizens who care about the violence, the US wages in their name advocates for women and people of color who understand the harsh environment, the military crates for minorities and the violence inflicted by some of those minorities around the globe. And anyone else you think it might affect please share this with them. But sharing our episodes. Just one of the many ways, you can support the podcast. In addition. There's patriotic where we're blessed to have an array of wonderful supporters, helping BT Danny and I pay for some of the podcasts expenses those who contribute. Ten dollars a month or more. We mentioned here as an honorary producer helping keep you our listeners stocked with new opposites, but you don't have to contribute. Ten dollars a month to help us for as little as a dollar a month. You can help keep us going paying for hosting and storage fees. Transcribing old new episodes promoting and expanding the podcast and more. I'm sure I can't think of right now. So let's bring out our honor producers, and they are Matthew ho will our ins gauge counts. Fahim Chirazi Henry's Emoto, James Higgins, James Ovar, Adam bellows, and Eric Phillips your. Contributions are so helpful to us. Thank you, all so much. However, if patriot is your style, you can contribute directly to us through pay pal at pay Pell dot me for slash fortress on a hill. Let's get back to the podcast. Absolutely. So we haven't had a chance yet to talk about Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, and I think it's really important that we touch on that a little bit especially about about Chelsea Manning. So for those just coming into the story, a Chelsea formerly known as as Bradley Manning is a former US army until analyst who provided classified information to WikiLeaks on a large number of State Department, cables and. The what are called now the Iraq and Afghanistan warlocks now these disclosures, which famously came through with WikiLeaks exposed the US military treatment of unarmed civilians, most famously in my mind that included a video from an Apache helicopter, which showed the pilot killing two on armed Reuters. Journalists whom the pilots were insurgents now certainly that wasn't the only revelation and not the biggest revelation, but it is one of the most visible ones since the fifth of March manning has been held without bail for refusing to testify in a grand jury proceeding involving a newly unsealed indictment against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, and it's not clear right now if he will indeed the extradited to the US face charges with being involved with a quote here, a non-state hostile intelligence service. There's another useless terrorism. Danny. The Justice department believes that Assange did not simply accept the Iraq war logs for manning. But instead assisted in breaking password for the secure system used by interests which allowed manning to access portions of the SuperNet. That's what will we would call the secure system that the military uses to catalog intelligence and before we started this morning. I texted my friend Kagan who's been on the podcast before he's a former until analyst. And I wanted to know get some thoughts from him on on on what he thought about this and.
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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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"Tragedy. So moving on to our next headline here. Republican Senator Martha mccully recently admitted to being rate while she was on active duty in the air force. She shared this. During a hill a hill hearing on sexual assault. Preyed upon and then raped by a superior officer. That was Senator Martha mcsally as NPR's quil Lawrence. Reports MC Sally is pushing military leaders to change a culture that has struggled with this problem for years. Arizona Republican Martha mcsally has been called an air force legend first woman to flying combat first woman to command combat squadron, and then voice in congress promoting women in uniform. She stunned panel of witnesses, including rape survivors, when she told her own story. So like you I am also a military sexual assault survivor. But unlike so many Braves Veivers, I didn't report being sexually assaulted. Like, so many women and men I didn't trust the system at the time. I blame myself. I was shamed. And confused. I thought I was strong but felt powerless mic. Sally referred to more than one assailant during her twenty six years in the military when she did approach command many years later, she was re traumatized. I was horrified at how my attempt to share. Generally, my experiences were handled. I almost separated from the air force at eighteen years over my despair. Like many victims. I felt the system was raping me all over again studies show the rate of sexual assault in the military. Especially for women hasn't significantly improved. Since MC Sally left the air force in two thousand ten some are pushing for a change in the military code of Justice to take rape cases away from commanding officers. But MC Sally says she wants commanders held responsible. We must allow we must demand that commanders stay at the center of the solution and live up to the moral and legal responsibilities that come with being commander that raises the question whether commanders will be any better now than when she was in the air force. Former army Colonel Ellen haring with the service women's action network had this exchange with MC Sally removing commanders from the making process since the signal that there are some some crimes that are so severe that commanders have no place in deciding if when or how they are prosecuted. So that's why. That it's important to move commanders who I don't have the same confidence in their skills or abilities as as you. Thanks again. I appreciate the perspective. Everybody on this panel. I respectfully disagree, but MC Sally's democratic colleague, New York Senator Kirsten gillibrand has pushed for years to remove rape cases from the chain of command. If you don't believe your commander is going to have your back because they're the assailant then you don't necessarily have his boss or his boss is gonna have your back because of that chain. So from a survivor perspective, we've heard over and over again that the reason you take it out of the chain of command is because you want someone who is actually trained to make the decision technical decision. Mcsally pointed to improvements that have been made the military now has a special victims counsel who represents sexual assault victims interests in court something that is lacking in many civilian courts. But she says the change has to be in American culture. How do we ensure that that Coulter is one of respect and honor and dignity to include everyone men and women not being assaulted knob being? Palliative against not being harassed and everything on the continuum of harm, something you discussing the podcast before the idea that sexual assault crimes in the military should be investigated by outside agency. You're board chicken a chance for retaliation by the chain of command on considerably. I do feel the system needs to punish commanders don't appro act appropriately continue to include them in a process where their actions can cause more harm. As is an go for me. Go ahead. I just wrote about this in my article that some of you may have previewed and then and then read this week on truth dig about my time in inpatient treatment for PTSD depression, anxiety. I'll call whole bunch of things. When I served in units, my whole career until the very end not gays weren't allowed in and of course, women weren't allowed. So I I actually served with very few women, the exception to that was when I I thought it was point which, you know, about twenty five percent of my students now female because of the academy started late let a lot, but the point is I didn't know a whole lot of women in the military. So before me the sexual assault epidemic was always an academic issue. It was something I studied and read about it wasn't something. I felt this early at West Point that changed to a certain extent when I had a couple of of victims of survivors in my classes, but one of whom was very open with me about it to a staggering great. But then I went zone of the thirty days.
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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.