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Kash Patel: Trump Had Offered National Guard to Pelosi Before Jan. 6
"Did or did not President Trump and or his administration Or for national guardsmen To Nancy Pelosi and her people before January 6th Unequivocally yes January 4th in the Oval Office I was there with the commander in chief the Secretary of Defense the chairman of joint chiefs of staff and the chief of staff for the president of the United States where the president unequivocally authorized up to 20,000 national guardsmen and women on January 4th immediately thereafter as chief of staff for the Department of Defense We executed that authorization and went to Nancy Pelosi and the capitol police and mayor Bowser and they all said no and mayor Bowser put it in writing in the United States Capitol police timeline that was just released shows that they declined and put it in writing Do we know why The Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declined the president's offer For national guardsmen and how many did he offer The president offered up to 20,000 in the law works as you know mark is the president can authorize the National Guard or the second component of the laws there must be a request by a federal agency or a governor in this case mayor of D.C. And Nancy Pelosi controls the federal capital police and therefore they report it to her and why they did not want it I would leave it to the political experts I'm a national security guide but they seem to be worried about the optics just like they were worried about the optics of Lafayette square though there was the hypocrisy of their way And they also could have put up a no crime fence around the capitol They failed to do that And they failed that federal law enforcement there surrounding the capital such as the FBI and DHS They failed to do a great many things that would have been very simple to do
DOJ Announces Civil Settlement in Lafayette Square Cases
"When we say that the January 6th defendants are being mistreated, the question always arises compared to what? Because justice is a matter of law and law is a matter of treating people equally. That's really why you have laws. You wouldn't need laws if you treated everybody as an individual case. Well, hey, or a very good driver, so you can go faster. Hey, you're not a very good driver. You got to go a little slower. You don't need a speed limit. So a speed limit is a law, and in order to be meaningful as a law, it has to apply equally to everyone. Now, here is a settlement just announced by the Justice Department, the Biden DoJ. This was a settlement about the public protests by the left. The plaintiffs, by the way, in this case, were Black Lives Matter, a bunch of left wingers who attended these protests, these arose from the June 1 2020 protests in Lafayette square. You might remember those. They were aggressive, they were violent, and there were a lot of arrests made. In the aftermath of those protests. But very light prosecutions hardly any real accountability. And that itself is a stark contrast to January 6th. But now it turns out that the very people who mounted that protest are suing or have sued the government and demanded that there be changes in governmental policy and specifically in police policy. And guess what? The Justice Department has decided to sort of accept responsibility responsibility for what? Well, for ill treating the protesters for being a little too harsh, and so even though these protesters were treated with preposterous leniency, the government is essentially done a mayor culpa and agreed to do a whole bunch of things. Let's look at this. Changes to the agency's policies include quote. More specific requirements for visible identification of officers, officers, can just say, I'm an officer, you need to have visible identification. Number two, limits on the use of non lethal force. And procedures to facilitate safe crowd dispersal. Wow. Again, contrast to January 6th. Do they follow these methods? No, they were blasting all kinds of tear gas and all kinds of shock. Devices into the crowd and they used not only non lethal but lethal force on January 6th
DOJ, FBI Soft on 2020 Rioters
"This. So you have these hyper aggressive prosecutors that are going above and beyond, talk for a second about the equal protection implications here. Our BLM and antifa being treated with this sort of scrutiny? Well, of course, you know, the answer to that, which is no. This is the same DoJ that is actively dropping cases. Here's a shocking figure that was confirmed by the FBI Charlie. There are federal prosecutors have charged more than three times as many people for what happened for four hours on January 6th than face federal charges for what happened for months the summer of 2020. This includes people who attacked federal officers who defiled federal property, destroyed federal property. I'm sure you recall how the rioters in Lafayette square try to try to overtake the fact that The White House causing The White House to go into lockdown that first weekend of June, all of those charges basically have been
No. 3 Purdue blocks Maryland in final seconds for 62-61 win
"Purdue fought back for sixty to sixty one win over Maryland the third ranked Boilermakers went on a fourteen to nothing run midway into the second half after falling behind by twelve Jaden ivy who averages seventeen points was limited to eleven but his basket with thirteen seconds ago sealed the win with the Terrapins leading scorer Erica yell out Fatts Russell picked up the slack finishing with twenty four points Purdue is now twenty two and four Maryland falls to eleven and fourteen Tom McCabe west Lafayette Indiana
Ivey 3 in last second, No. 6 Purdue fends off No. 16 Ohio St
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Prosecutor: No charges in Black Kansas teen’s custody death
"No no charges charges will will be be filed filed in in the the case case of of a a black black teenager teenager who who died died following following an an altercation altercation with with staff staff at at Wichita Wichita juvenile juvenile center center district district attorney attorney Marc Marc Bennett Bennett says says he he struggled struggled with with whether whether a a charge charge of of involuntary involuntary manslaughter manslaughter over over the the death death of of seventeen seventeen year year old old Cedric Cedric Loftin Loftin was was justified justified the the prosecutor prosecutor cited cited Kansas's Kansas's stand stand your your ground ground law law in in declining declining to to pursue pursue charges charges saying saying a a judge judge would would be be duty duty bound bound to to dismiss dismiss the the case case authorities authorities say say the the Lafayette Lafayette was was aggressive aggressive towards towards his his foster foster parents parents and and assaulted assaulted Wichita Wichita police police officers officers before before he he was was taken taken to to the the Cedric Cedric county county juvenile juvenile intake intake and and assessment assessment center center in in September September when when he he was was led led out out of of a a cell cell to to use use the the bathroom bathroom he he punched punched a a staff staff member member in in the the head head leading leading to to a a struggle struggle with with multiple multiple staff staff members members a a December December autopsy autopsy ruled ruled the the death death a a homicide homicide finding finding it it locked locked its its heart heart and and breathing breathing stopped stopped after after he he was was handcuffed handcuffed while while lying lying on on his his stomach stomach but but it it said said there there are are legitimate legitimate questions questions but but the the evidence evidence supports supports workers workers explanations explanations that that he he continued continued to to resist resist the the whole whole time time the the case case sparked sparked outrage outrage among among community community activists activists I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer king king
Lessons forgotten: Election rallies feed Indian virus surge
"Listen listen forgotten forgotten election election rallies rallies could could be be feeding feeding an an Indian Indian virus virus surge surge coronavirus coronavirus cases cases fueled fueled by by the the highly highly transmissible transmissible Omicron Omicron Verint Verint a a rocketing rocketing through through India India prompting prompting the the federal federal government government and and states states to to swiftly swiftly re re introduced introduced a a string string of of restrictions restrictions including including limits limits on on gatherings gatherings but but India's India's political political leaders leaders a a busy busy on on the the campaign campaign trail trail ahead ahead of of state state polls polls addressing addressing packed packed rallies rallies of of tens tens of of thousands thousands of of people people many many without without mosques mosques the the scenes scenes are are strikingly strikingly similar similar to to last last year's year's election election season season with with the the delta delta Verint Verint ravaged ravaged the the country country and and made made India India one one of of the the world's world's worst worst hit hit places places some some political political parties parties have have begun begun to to curtail curtail the the campaigns campaigns but but health health experts experts worry worry the the lessons lessons learnt learnt Lafayette Lafayette have have already already been been forgotten forgotten I'm I'm Charles Charles Taylor Taylor that's that's my my
No. 2 Purdue holds off Iowa 77-70 in Big Ten opener
"The the number number to to produce produce survived survived a a late late Iowa Iowa rallied rallied for for a a seventy seventy seven seven seventy seventy win win the the victory victory over over the the previously previously unbeaten unbeaten Hawkeyes Hawkeyes will will likely likely propel propel the the Boilermakers Boilermakers into into the the top top spot spot in in the the rankings rankings Iowa Iowa cut cut a a nineteen nineteen point point produce produce second second half half lead lead to to two two with with just just over over two two minutes minutes left left but but was was shut shut down down over over the the remainder remainder of of the the game game Jaden Jaden Ivey Ivey led led the the boilers boilers with with nineteen nineteen points points and and brought brought down down on on the the phone phone like like you you know know there's there's you you know know we're we're on on the the run run and and you you know know we we just just we we just just kept kept battling battling on on we we got got some some rebounds rebounds and and you you know know the the led led to to you you know know them them filing filing striving striving on on Williams Williams pulled pulled down down eighteen eighteen rebounds rebounds were were produced produced Patrick Patrick McCaffrey McCaffrey had had fifteen fifteen points points to to lead lead Iowa Iowa Tom Tom McCabe McCabe west west Lafayette Lafayette Indiana Indiana
No. 2 Purdue uses scoring combination to KO Seminoles 93-65
"Purdue Purdue out out shot shot and and out out rebounded rebounded Florida Florida state state in in a a ninety ninety three three sixty sixty five five win win the the second second ranked ranked Boilermakers Boilermakers said said fifty fifty nine nine percent percent of of their their shots shots and and held held the the thirty thirty six six to to twenty twenty five five rebounding rebounding advantage advantage five five Purdue Purdue players players were were in in double double figures figures led led by by Jaden Jaden ivy ivy with with eighteen eighteen points points we we take take you you know know what what the the coaches coaches say say and and we we you you know know we we just just buy buy and and and and then then when when the the game game comes comes you you know know we're we're we're we're ready ready we're we're executing executing it it perfectly perfectly and and you you know know if if we we just just keep keep doing doing that that I I think think we we can can be be a a really really good good team team led led by by sixteen sixteen at at halftime halftime then then put put the the game game out out of of reach reach in in the the second second half half the the Boilermakers Boilermakers are are now now seven seven oh oh heading heading into into their their big big ten ten opener opener the the Seminoles Seminoles now now five five and and two two got got twenty twenty two two points points from from Caleb Caleb mills mills Tom Tom McCabe McCabe west west Lafayette Lafayette Indiana Indiana
O'Connell, Bell help Purdue take down No. 5 Spartans 40-29
"The last of the big ten unbeatens has gone down Purdue in becoming bowl eligible stage for forty to twenty nine win over Michigan state with boilermaker quarterback Aiden o'connell passing for five hundred thirty six yards goes back to our team our coaches the players on our team just wanted to win and believing that they can win so that's what it's all about you know week after week it's it's a battle in the big ten and every week's gonna be a dogfight Purdue receiver David bell hauled in eleven catches for two hundred seventeen yards eight in one Michigan state tied it at twenty one only to see the Boilermakers score sixteen unanswered points Spartan running back Kenneth Walker rushed for one hundred forty six yards Tom McCabe west Lafayette Indiana
Why Is There No Congressional Committee on Afghanistan?
"I wanted to Get into a number of big issues here with you. First of all. We still have American citizens. Behind enemy lines. In the country now controlled by terrorists and backed by China and Russia. Have you noticed our elites? Now I say elites, not because they're superior to us elites because They claim control and power and superiority over us. Have you noticed our elites? Don't give a damn Is there a reason why we have a commission or a committee on January six, but we don't have a committee about Americans right now behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. Is the reason why the Democrat Party leadership Says nothing. Or if they say anything, they don't seem all I worked up about it. Is it amazing to you that General Mattis and General Kelly who were very outspoken about Lafayette Park, which was nothing Have nothing to say about any of this. Isn't it amazing to you? It's amazing to me. The Sunday shows to the extent it was mention, hit and run. Hit and run. And, of course, as you know, in addition to American citizens behind enemy lines, There are Afghans behind enemy lines. Who helped us fight the enemy helps save American lives. And they've been left to these terrorist butchers,
Thousands Face Weeks Without Power in Ida's Aftermath
"Even before hurricane Isaac hit officials in Louisiana told residents they all needed to be first responders and take care of one another that's just what Vincent a cello and Evan Michel doing checking on neighbors by boat with roads flooded the pair been going house to house in Lafayette the shell driving is photo cello live on Facebook people sending them addresses the pair checking how those who stayed behind and did not evacuate or doing I've been loved going everybody's all the people give me address today I heard from people everybody's worried about job though coming Jekyll yellow carrying them that even making rescues and I'll officials say more than six hundred and seventy people in Louisiana have been rescued in boats helicopters and high water trucks meanwhile the governor's office described the damage to the power grid as catastrophic and power officials say it could be weeks before electricity is restored in some spots all of New Orleans and hundreds of thousands of other residents in parts of the state have been left in the dark I'm Julie Walker
Caller Who Previously Served Under General Milley Says He's Not the Same Leader Now
"Of all. The question was not asked is well, really. What was your recommendation to the president? As to whether we should hold on to Bagram or not? And then if your recommendation is to let go of it or to let it go? How do you justify that from the military standpoint, especially considering you know, I I don't even think where you can argue or using the retrospective scope now, But in fact I think that's a reasonable question to ask, Um Regardless. And then finally, let me just ask you that, you know, General Milley had no problem John in front of a microphone, attacking Trump after Trump. Walked through Lafayette Park, and that seems really kind of trite to be complaining about that when you consider what's going on here. Yes, sir. I completely agree. I didn't think there was anything wrong with what he did. Uh, um To be honest with you. I mean, that was a show of that was a show of unity and for like, a better term force. Let me ask you this before we run out of time. How did you find you? You We worked with him What you reported to him when he was a colonel. How did you find him to be as a colonel? Um, he bright bright, Well read and very, very demanding. Um and very, very, uh, You don't You don't have any question about what he thinks released back then you didn't. Now I think that has changed dramatically. He's not He's not the same. He's not the same leader. He was back
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"I think it's great. It's gonna do well. robbing. I'm thrilled that you were here today. I didn't expect us to talk about some of your ideas. But i'm glad that we went that way. It's kind of shine relied on who you are. And like you. Said what motivates you to to build these special properties into revitalize you know. I think jen. It is harder for people to see because there in that box. I can see it from outside the box. Because i'm coming from another country. Yeah and i know citizen has citizens has to do what they need to go back to community. And i think everyone lau to give back. It is our job to show them how to give it back. It's your job as a moderator to to tell them this is how you can give it back. So i love that we should oriented. I'll look forward to more people learning about you. And also the mouton plantation. The nickerson house is core and for my in laws for people that haven't seen that we'll have those in our show notes like to thank our sponsors for making this possible. First of all iberia bank now part of first horizon ochsner lafayette general and of course raider and in particular jason sikora jason. Thank you for mixing this and make an assessment professional into our listeners. Thank you for your support. Even go to either discover lafayette dot net and find all of our over two hundred interviews or even better. You can subscribe and get our new podcast every friday. We hope they'll do that and be having to several fiat. I'm jan swept thank you..
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"It took a fact without getting into alvin nitty gritty. Lafayette has continued to lose. We've lost population was involved in this committee and twenty nine thousand nine hundred. We were at fifty one fifty one point six percent of the parish the city laughing at and now we're at fifty point two five point two two years like well. Actually it was twenty twenty. And i mean to not have the mayor always. I mean i'm getting a little bit too on here. But consolidation to me is just not even the issue. It's lafayette needs to have. Its own mayor that can do these other. Mayors have and push if we need any duty if we need another tiff district if there's something that's going to transform lafayette the city of lafayette our hub. City your we need a cheer cheerleader. Just redo on. I think if we need to get something done for the city we don't need permission from the parish right which at the time we conclude that it's not about the current people. Just wake up. But i am. I am one hundred percent. Sure the motivation behind doing one parish and all of this was great in one thousand nine hundred. Six people thought it was going to do a great job but it didn't so now we have to see whether we need to continue doing that. All we had to go our separate ways. We have to see how much of this general fund that that they've been allocated to all this parish all this other neighborhoods. That's coming from lafayette. I don't know. I'm not a marine to that. I don't know. But i think that is something that needs to be studied and if we do deconsolidate than we have a study on how much resources need to be spending deconsolidation yes. We can share the resources. Yeah i don't if it difficult or easy. But i'm sure if consolidation was easier deconsolidation should be also easier in some kind of way they can do it. All titletown consulting. I'll tell you my thing. When i first came to laugh here in twenty two thousand one when i was going to lake charles to gory casino. Whatever lake charles was way for behind. Lafayette lafayette know. Liberals is catching up. Right away i thought before the catastrophes fly correct and his catching up on. I think that is because lake. Charles is not catching up. Lafayette deon grove of beard was where it was. I think good things will happen to laugh. Here there's a lot of good people that want to do a lot of good Administrator an administration has to listen to them. And i think they will have to listen to them. Take the take ideas of all the people who are in this war in working for this. I'm c. is right. What is not right for the city. Not not their ambition. Not their political ambitions are at the end of the day. You are born in lafayette. Whatever you had was given to the city of lafayette. What can you do to improve to put your stamp on that if you don't have a greater good there's no good not just about your family orientations right if laughing at provided you everything that you have today. What did you do for the lafayette. I came from india. And i wanna leave something that people remember for the rest of the life will get a go there mouton house twenty years from now and they would say well. Aerobics distorted the nickerson house or the Or other projects that we do. So if i am the one doing it that don't have anything to do with lafayette. Then they magin. How much responsibilities. Every citizen in lafayette has but sometimes we are all again golfed in our own life. You're not thinking berar renar with think about our own food our own things but there's also a greater good that everybody has to think and say. Hey warble i play. What role do i play now. There are fifty six fifty seven retire. Lafayette gave me everything. Had what do. I do now big trash. That's that's fine. If that is what you wanna do do that i. I think the greater good is something that we need to instill in these guys. That are retired sickener home. Give them something to do. Give them hope. We will remember you so anyway. I don't want to go deep reading my mind. I think we do need at the senior leadership program. Not mass people get them. What do you wanna do to be re-engaged. yes yes. Take all your time to volunteer. But just what do you enjoy in group. Swear would you like to plug in on a nitel people on I go to da. For instance. I might know a few other people in downtown. That has a lot more resources than me. I don't want to name the names but the rich people in downtown. But but it looks to me. Like i'm the only one doing products especially the real estate side. They're all waiting. And i'm like why are waiting guys. You have way more resources with more connections more everything. What are you waiting for. Good but i guess sometimes people are waiting to see how successful we are if we're not successful than they will not do it but if you're successful than they go on to understand that because you're cautious risk. Yeah in the wrist mar. Hopefully we are successful than they will say. Okay well these guys who successful lead story. I think there's a lot of talk among people to do projects in downtown. Lafayette the reason. I say down down here is that is the only place that raises more money in sales tax revenue per square mile per square mile. Why don't you go and put infrastructre somewhere else. Infrastructure there ryan nicholas. Go go up and do it right there. So i trust that point. I know rent in other areas. And and lately i feel like dodging traffic in ranges is is not. What my time Good day did a great job. I mean there are people from new york that comes from studies riverine. Sometimes you know. Let's see how the built everything where he can. Take your golf cart and go anywhere. It's just great. Great concept but i think golota traffic and i just don't like to go down down closer to i ten to forty nine close to everything that you knows. Cool all of that. There's no way dumbed down is not going to be developed. In the next ten years i see down the only way the down down will be developed eased by doing multifamily very happy living in downtown That is the key walking into the stores clubs drinks anything so we are. We are missing some quality Stores i think with time they'll come on look at the last one year. How many stores opened in downtown free. Every weekday dislike opening up and they're very unique. And i think is doing a great job there. Some of the concepts really great. If you go down down on jefferson street you have this look of lot of boutiques the science age. The neon signs. They dig this facade room in grand signed grants and they have done that or you cannot do everything in one year. They've been doing it consistently for the last three years. And now i have guests that came into moot on on the similarly. Your downtown is very unique very nice. Very simple in. Nice silage in nice boutique stores. I think.
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"Venues in over. Lafayette parish mean. They had holiday but everybody knows. That's that's that's not even places to really put on a fine wedding or a special occasion events and so that was your first prototype plus fun. Yeah i i believe that. Not only twenty percent of people in lafayette probably twenty known to exist existence all historic neighborhood sterling. Forget about my property. Just existence office historic sterling grow neighborhood. I think job to make people know that that way they can come on. See see what we have in lafayette. Enjoy the houses and maybe if someone organized event we can you the places open for them to tour. Yeah did the coverage shutdown affect mouton. He does it does. I think kobe had a big bar We were on our way of growing exponentially and kuwait kinda dampen those that growth but as an entrepreneur food is not co it. It would be something else one day. And i had figured out a way so we'll figure out a way ill-fated wait see the house will provide provide for it. What was your second purchase switch property. The second purchase was the nickerson house which used to be owned by a prominent family in the shop The judy Family in the mail gratitude correct correct and It was the sharply sore. The house to the sharp lines from a from naqqash sharply sworn to move to ob- looses on. I know chris bury well on. Chris offered the deal heavier movement. If you want to buy this chance to buy so it is meant to be an so. I did that. I i am about ninety. Five percent finished with renovation. So it's not opiate. Open chat end of september a month. Yeah yeah we are booked over november and december are congratulations. Yes so it was so roughly anyway. I imagine october november and december. We took extreme care in preserving every inch of that property extreme care. You're you're careful about trees plans on. Every little thing in the house is being preserved or worked on. The word was in good shape. Oh moves are sadness shape but we had to do some things because it's being event through some ups and downs. After after two thousand when the lady was older miss bella cylinder on the kids more doubt. I think your some things that happened but the house was built in one section. The hostess has been added on over the years. So when you that you know it's not on a stable ground uneven surfaces cracks in the walls these than that. I'm pretty sure less than the all the kids out. They have their own houses. And i don't think they put too much effort into their house. I'm curious after the hurricane last year. And then i guess you know the flood in two thousand sixteen at that adverse weather conditions affect these older homes. No no no see where the railroad track is going is the highest pointed in lafayette. So we are closed to rail tracks. We've we flirt. So flood knopfler. The winds haven't hurricane last hurricane. There was some damage. That's done We lost five trees fell in the house. Not not on the main house just nickerson house. We had some damage to the carriage. House outside bathrooms fences some extra but nothing to nothing to the house. See houses were designed so they don't obstruct the win. If you see the moot on it was built on the path of you know it's not directly abstracting. The win it's built on the path of the win so the win force is very less on the house. So don't i don't know how they knew they did. They did in that something. Yeah and you have known that if they were willing plantation home back then they would have built it on the by you. But but the reason is the cajun's never went for the by cajun's van for the oak trees because the lie will will not survive in a continuous flood. So you there are two hundred year old oak trees already there. That's a good dozen flirt continuously. It would flirt because there was no levees back. Then you'd word flyer occasionally by flood for one month at a time visit trees wouldn't have made make it so the also offer shade and other benefits and that's what they went for and the other plantation people weren't for the by us because of the transportation easy transportation. Yeah these guys went for the hawks. Yeah grandma online nickerson story and it was really interesting Like i didn't know simcoe. I had no idea that was named after a place and canada. Yeah goco so. A lot of those streets had personal. Meaning correct to mr nickerson separate developed in that area vet Evidently he made money in gold rush but then into canada and his kids started dying because of extreme weather so he wanna go as salt as possible and he meets this guy from lafayette in the train. He wasn't supposed to come to laugh here. You meet someone in the train and he sees a lot of good things about lafayette so nickerson came to lafayette john. Nickerson and then he bought all the land from the moton plantation. The heck three hundred acres at the time it wasn't under the fam- in the family was was given away to other people at one time. It was owned by dr moss. Sorry dr martin. Not dr martin is a village of the doctor mired. In abraham lincoln dead. The doctor martin that that that had that had treated john wells booth then he jumped off broke his leg. Oh my goodness wow. So.
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"The nickerson house and predate core. He's also developer of the newly built remain laws situated johnston and vermillion streets. Ravi is a native of india and moved to lafayette to attend l. Lafayette to study computer engineering. He has made lafayette his home his interest in restoring historic properties and his dedication to offering beautiful event venues for downtown north. Lafayette is inspirational. I've been curious. About what motivates you robbie. Welcome to discover lafayette. Thank you thank you jim. Thanks for having me today. I'm excited about your story. You know i had read about you in the paper. But i wasn't putting you together with the different projects you've been involved in and our friend katherine since two maker recommended that i call you and she said i think ravi would be a great gas. So i'm just. I had worked for years to improve a relief fiat. And you know the whole kier is it takes private money and private rask to make these things happen. Yes it does man i started to projects. I wouldn't call it not site in a lot of my friends. Asked me to take the money and invested in the south side of town. Then someone says no motivate you more so i decided to invest money on the outside because i liked the house that i was that i was looking at and monday. Douglas my calling. So i did it and from there i took it one. Step other products game to me. I wasn't looking for any projects after that. All the projects came to me so it is like the houses. It's meant to happen. How did you transition from computer science engineering to developing and renovating properties. See this is the saying alvin. Believe this is when you get to thirty five. You need to know what you want your good. I did several things softer graduating. I know i wasn't meant to work or job. In defy so i did several things i did everything that she can think of to make money in survive but a real estate was my calling. I felt like fit in well in real estate. I enjoy what i'm doing. I'm probably a small a real estate developer in town. But i enjoy what i was doing and then there was interesting stories i i i started to work in lafayette. I didn't have a car. So my cabdriver would bring me from yale all the way to the not syros working in a hotel and he would go around the mouton house to pick up more customers. While i was sleeping in the car so i saw it in two thousand three four than when i bought my first car. I used to go and visit because like the house on one day in twenty sixteen. My bank at the time thought that she knew i was an indian on. This was a breakfast on. Indians are in motels. so see. thought i would do a motel or a bed-and-breakfast so she asked me and i said well it's a coincidence that i liked this house looking at this house for so long without even thinking of buying this an all park could afford it but then it came to me on the bank. Said we'll do alone if you're interested. Wow that was the original those time. That's like yeah yeah wasn't or yeah but an about the property was just by the property as an investment because i was into flipping doing this other things the prize was ride aboard but then i realized that there is a bigger purpose Most people say you know you can't talk to the house or you need to talk to the house so we loud. The house on the house. May what i am today from their house. You felt that it was kind of divine that you're able to buy that correct. End lead weaker. Story to the story is The man i am today is There's a lot of factors. That helped me but i think lafayette help me To be very am as a man so this is my way of giving something back. So i didn't know that from the jump but daddy's how is transforming too so now i enjoy doing. I want to create space. Is his story. It is built in eighteen. Twenty one of the first five one of the five houses of that period existing operational led this time. How are they all in that area right there. note. I think a kafue Will yes mouton house downtown than our place. There's a few places like that that's built at during that time period and that sunday conviction. Yeah i think. Catholic remedial is bit older than our place because all the business was done in the rich and that is where we used to be a hotel back in the day so when i bought the place It was very tough to run. Abedin was business especially for someone like me with very limited resources but the house for wired you made enough to yeah. A few rooms was abedin. Rabi opened a few rooms in the house provided enough to do other work so and moreover see there's a there's a good energy in some of these houses on most of my meetings in. This house are very successful. That helped me other projects so say iran would come to meet me there and they would be an a a meeting would be so successful that we we are partners after that in business partners we do other projects together. So yeah. It's very nice. What on is a. He has a charm. This is the thing the historic properties. He how to look at it like The baton has been passed on to you. A you will have the baton. You are just a you're just a kid. Take a temporary caretaker of the house. You're a steward correct of the house. And in ten years fifteen years you would pass that bat known to someone else but you have to understand that as lafayette are. They cured in areas known for the food. The music the culture. I believe that the houses are part of the culture so in that time period. We all know what happened in those houses in in the plantation. I'm not going to go into that. But the way li li We work To term. The way we do this is to invite people into that home where they were not invited before and treat them with respect and dignity that they didn't have before. Ease the way that we can overcome. What the head went through. And that time. That is my feeling see. There were not invited to their home. They were not invited in in their own table. But now we. I invite everyone can come to my place and this is the place that they were not treated with. Respect with treated with dignity as humans. We all human so and there's such a need no matter what your background house. There's been very few event.
Was Lafayette Left out of the Cultural Spotlight? With Mike Duncan
"While i was preparing for our discussion today one thing that stood out to me is the sheer lack of movies or tv. Shows about or even including lafayette. If there's one thing we've pedia is good for its those lists where they show all the different cultural depictions from people and for lafayette. It has a whopping twenty four listings of movies. Tv shows or even songs that depict him. Why do you think he's been left out of the cultural spotlight. I went through the same thing that you did. Because i knew i was going to be coming on to do this. And talking about lafayette. You know in tv and movies and was like i don't actually remember him showing up that much I you know. I've i've seen him pop a few times. I think part of it is just like in the anglophone world like an english speaking world. there haven't been that many depictions even of just like the french revolution generally right and once lafayette leaves. The american revolution goes back to france. Most of his life and adventures are set in france and set against the backdrop of the french revolution. Which sure there have been some movies about that but it has never been like a recurring major source of movies and tv shows for the english. Speaking world i mean it's not like a western or even like pirate movies. And so if you're gonna if you're gonna get lafayette you're going to get him as a teenager in the american revolution and then even when you sort of like hone. In on the american revolution there are stories that are adjacent to events in the american revolutionary war of independence. But that even those are not exactly why a vibrant genre that keeps recurring. It's not like we keep going back and turning up but there's not like a movie every single year about the american revolution so he's already kind of confined to a spot that the historical imagination doesn't go back to actually give like if we were doing a show about Let's say the industrial revolution in britain. There's historical fiction set in industrial revolution britain. Every four months right there's always going to be a show about that. And so he's already kind of in a bit of a in a bit of a box and then he himself is just adjacent enough to kind of everything whether it's john adams or whether it's thomas jefferson or whether it's Ben franklin or george washington that he's always going to be just a very hillary character
Statue of Confederate general removed from a Louisiana city hall
"Washington, a statue of a Confederate general has been removed from a prominent spot outside of City Hall in South Louisiana. Spectators cheered Saturday is a crane lifted the figure of General Alfred Mountain of a pedestal, Lafayette. United Daughters of the Confederacy donated the statute of the city in 1922. This
Judge Tosses Most Claims Over Clearing Protesters in DC’s Lafayette Square
Mark Levin's First Introduction to Saul D. Alinsky 'Rules for Radicals'
"It was 23. I don't remember. And, uh, Began an agency called the Action Agency, which no longer exists. And it was run by a great Patriot by the name of Tom parking out of Dallas, Texas. Long story short I was his Don't know. Chief of Staff Executive assistant. Whatever you wanna call it. And I was the first one in the building. During the transition. And, ironically enough was a building right off Lafayette Square doesn't exist anymore. They knocked it down and build a new building. Just as well. There are a lot of cockroaches there. In all forms. So I'm going through various data and statistics and looking at computers such as they were back then, but anyway Then I come across these big boxes. I mean, they were big. And they had thousands of copies of this red and white paperback book. Called Rules for radicals. By Saul Alinsky. And I'm relatively intelligent. I'm in there and see what the hell is this? No. Linskey was a Communist. I didn't know much else about him. Excuse me. Community activist out of Chicago. And I found these boxes in the Vista office Volunteers in service to America. Remember that part of the great society? And I said, look more and more into it and spoke to various people. I found out that you the taxpayer, we're paying enormous sums of money. To purchase this paperback book. And circulated in mass. In our inner cities. I said, Well, this sure as hell explains things in Philadelphia, where I Mostly familiar. It was the street brothers that was their name. And very radical. And In some ways, very violent.
U.S. To Donate 500 Million Doses to Global COVID-19 Vaccine Supply
"Speaking at the g. Seven summit on thursday president biden said this quote the united states will purchase a half a billion doses of pfizer cove nineteen vaccine to donate to nearly one hundred nations. That are in dire need in the fight against this pandemic. that's a historic step the largest single purchase and donation of covid nineteen vaccines by any single country. Ever unquote He said these vaccines will start being shipped in august as quickly as they can be manufactured. Two hundred million doses To be delivered this year with another three hundred million in the first half of twenty twenty two bill what what do you make this As a foreign policy initiative exercise in soft power. I think it's it's great. I'm glad the biden administration is doing this. Look at the position. we're in now. Just as opposed to a few months now that we're now in the position to donate these extra vaccines. I think it also shows is our editorial points out that We can help the world with their vaccinations without having to suspend intellectual property rights. And so for some of the more dubious ways that they want to do it. So i think there are a few questions you could ask about the distribution and how you know how we're going to choose but it it's it's a it's a great move it you know. It speaks to the best of america and we can do it in. It's it's it's it's a great thing for the world
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"And so I look forward to working with each one of them and making sure that we are part of our our future now again, they understand there are going to be two components. I mean you're going to have to be when I say JUMP we're going to be willing and able to jump because that is what I'm going to be running on the platform that I run on. I really intend to Institute that in chart honor and it's going to be a change in the way we doing business, but it's it's it's for the betterment of the community. It's a better man for the office and I think it's going to decrease workloads with time. And so and again if my vision is wrong, we are just moving forward and but look off. Think I'm on point and you know people people trust me give me their vote in November and that's the direction we're going so I have a question you ran six years ago. I did and you're running nail. Why are you running? So Jana? I looked at the office and I really feel like it's what I am best prepared to do in the next cycle of life. I guess if that's a good way of describing it Susan and I are comfortable as a matter of fact speaking. I've had to adjust our comfortability level somewhat. We were living in a home outside of the city of Lafayette but to run for Marshall we had to move back into the City and so Susan I have done that. It's more expensive. Yeah. It's costing me more money cuz I still have the home. Yeah, my other home is still there north of Scott and now I haven't log In a second Home in LaFayette. So yeah, it's costing us money. And you know quite honestly for me we have acreage at the Scott property in Lafayette. I have zero grass. It's it's concrete. It's concrete all around me. Well, it's bad because I really enjoy the openness and I enjoy I'm a country boy at heart and not for me. It's it's a little challenging. But listen again for the people of Lafayette Jan, I really feel like and I I say this and I don't know how it really sounds to people but I keep my off the but all the time for having lost six years ago because I feel like we're would be so much more advanced today. I feel bad that the people had to go through this for six years if I worked a little bit harder gotten a few more votes. I lost my 2% I don't think that people would have had to live through this my profession has been embarrassed by this and that I take to heart because I really am very passionate about where I think most law enforcement officers are at I mean, they love the city. They love to serve they come to work to save lives everyday safe job it is but listen think about this they put the bullet proof vest off the gunbelt on hoping that they don't have to use any of that chat. They want to go home for supper..
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"It's not anything I can use against you for not not adhering to the text but certainly would allow for you to be reminded that I need to take care of this issue and begin Jan Swift, which is responsible person who would come and take care of that. Now there are some people I get it. Some people just will not come to court and we can deal with those on another level. I have I have a plan for as well but let's say Jan gets Just this text alert and and she still don't come to court. There's a warrant issued for your arrest and we'll go back to the root cause which was a seat belt violation Jan. So now we have to take you to Jani because that's what the judge has ordered and you're going to stay in jail. So today is Tuesday. We were not going to have another criminal court hearing until Monday. So Wednesday Thursday, Friday Saturday Sunday, you'll stay in jail for a seat belt ticket, but really because I didn't show up and honor it's a failure to appear to condemn pollination. But again the the root cause is a minor offence. Well, yeah. Now you stay in jail. Let's say J and develops a very very bad toothache. Well, it's cruel and unusual not to take Jan to the dentist to get treatment for that. But that treatment is in becomes the responsibility of the Parish of Lafayette because you're incarcerated person. So now in addition to having to feed and clothe you for five days, we've got to give you a treatment and who knows what that Dental issue is and with the cost of that will be or if you are a dialysis patient who requires daily dialysis. We have to make sure you get that coolant on Thursday if we wouldn't So we take this $200 seat belt ticket that you owe to the city. And we now invest about four or five thousand dollars and incarcerating you to recover the $200. That's ridiculous. Yeah, it's not common sensible. Here's my suggestion instead of an arrest warrant. Give me what's called an inst answer and instead threw it off on medic would allow for me is the Marshal to come to your home and say Misty and the judge would like to see you right now. You are now required to come and we would go straight to the court. You will escort me there. I will bring you there and I will present you right in front of the judge Joe judge is going to say name is Jan you didn't come to court we gave you a subpoena but here's what we're going to do. I want you to go do for hours of community service at the end of that for hours, Your service will be given another cord dead. So cuz all the little gets will be here again, then that your defense attorney the prosecutor that any witnesses will be here. You need to come to that Court. Okay, and I'll bet you after doing for hours of Community Job. Service that person appears at their next court date understanding the importance of it now having said all of that..
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"They don't finish all the hours. They have to report it the next court date, but they report how far they've come and how many hours have done and the judge says it's really heartwarming to see some of these young people walking in and saying you're on our got 22 of my horse done. Yeah, and so do you want to play they do and and and it, you know, they probably could have paid any mom or dad had to come up with the money or a friend to jail or go to jail. And so this has been kind of rewarding for us as well on the other side watching how this happens. And listen the worst thing I'm told one of the little guys of the day at worst thing is you can walk away from your knowing how to wash a car well or you know, so you you're getting something out of this and and they like that as well cuz they want some yes. It is. All good. Now the Marshal's office that you're running Force Lafayette city marshal is not in keeping with your experience and crime-fighting right the the city off. Shell is worth man. What they sure first to help the courts proceed. Sure. So the Marshal is very similar to the Marshal on a golf course keeping things moving keeping things progressing. So there's orderly so there's not a stack of people waiting for someone one problem. That's that's held up. So my job as the month would be to make sure that those people who are needed for court proceedings, whether they're defendant a witness a victim an attorney who at whomever law officer that they're all been given noticed that this court proceeding is scheduled at this date and time so that when they arrive all the the litigants are there the Witnesses are there and this court customer you can move on without delay and this is for Lafayette City for lack of citicorp. We handle all misdemeanors and traffic offenses that that are are done in the c e There's also a small claims court. We handle all evictions within the city of Lafayette and we had in that small claims court. We could have some garnishments, right? So the Marshal is responsible for making sure the down payments. All right here to based on the judge's ruling. Basically. The Marshal's job is to make sure again all litigants are there all the witnesses have been notified and officers. So that went off so you can move on it can it can do without delay and then any order issued by the judge thereafter? So if the judge says look I find this person guilty five days in the parish. So it's the Marshal's job pick the guy up all of the witness chair and bring him five days to the jail or to collect the fines or whatever the case may be. So that's the in a nutshell with the Marshall responsible for Now is really clear on who did what so I'm glad you're taking the time to explain this right as the as the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputy one of my duties. There was the commander Civil W civil department and that's exactly what the Sheriff's Office does for the big court system for the district court system. We issue subpoenas we go pick up people on warts, we follow through with civil judgments and and garnishments at cetera..
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"You still had most of Scott Most Ado Song. So it's all those little towns and they're. Anymore. Then all of. Lafayette Central and so it's hundred and fifteen thousand registered voters in that district. Gosh are you walking? I am I'm out there. You'll see me with my little wagon, my wagon with my ice chest and my signs and I'm doing my best to try to hit every neighborhood. I can between now and November you know just to. You know right now the crazy times we're living in it, it is hard. You can't really have functions like. Normally would during an election cycle. Having these big fundraisers or or meet and greets that that we would normally have. Not Safe, so we're not having and so the only way to really get out and meet people is to get on the street knock on the door and Ryan Sale. So I my experience has been very positive. People are grateful that you're coming to them and sharing your your information and and you know if they are afraid or don't want to answer. The door I've had people. They're still very nice. They usually all just wave or say, no, thank you leave your car and I just tell them and leaving it on the door and they say, okay, thank you very much. You know. So people are very, very nice and they're grateful for the opportunity to meet you and ask you questions if they want to ask you questions. It's been positive. Just A it's just a lot of walking. A big district. So the election is win. November third was the same as the presidential election. So there's a lot to vote for her whole lot a whole lot as. Depending on where you live, you're going to have different number of judges that you can vote for. Obviously, we have six seats in. District. Court. That are GONNA be open in the Fifteenth Judicial District. The Fifteenth Judicial District is made up of Lafayette for a million and Acadia, parish. So we have a one in Acadia once in vermilion and then the other four in Lafayette parish that are going to be vacant, and so a lot of turn that's a Lotta turnover in district court and then CITICORP you have so a. Retiring so you have that seat that that you have candidates running for and we have district attorney there that. Students is retiring. So we have to two people running for that seat and. So. Yeah. A, Marshall. Oh. Yes. I did forget about city Marshal Race Yeah. Yeah. That presidential race is really going to be pulling a lot of people to the poll I. Think. So I think certainly for the November third I, we should have a really big turn out and you know that's why I think it's important to get out there and tell you who I am right So what is the Is there one or two questions that you hear over and over like what are people curious about? My goodness you know usually. If I can kind of give my little. Spiel about what I want to accomplish in in in what I've done in my experience and my qualifications. Usually. My the response I get is. Well that sounds great because I. You know. So you kind of answered any questions oftentimes I have it now casually they'll me. A question about a particular issue. and. One lady I, in particular member very unhappy with the police. She was asking me about defunding the police. and. It's very hard because people do want. They want to know who you are where you stay on as a as a candidate, I want to be able to tell you that too. But. The rules of ethics basically say we are not allowed to publicly take a stance on one side or other of a particular issue like abortion or something yes. To not that you have any control over them right? Exactly. But you really can't speak on one side of the other of any issue because you never know if that issue would come before you know or you're really supposed to be. Impartial and always appear to be impartial and and it's and it's really not even about my stance because as a judge I have to. Listen to the fax and apply the law to those facts. Not What my personal feelings are they don't I don't get to put my personal feelings in the mix. You know law our our changed a lot because that's exactly right. That's not the job of a judge in the I don't make the law I. Would only apply the law that might have and so and I and I'm I'm a firm believer in that too is i. think there are roles that we haven't and I'm a rule follower I'm going to follow those rules so. Sometimes, somebody might ask you a question that you can't really answer of given them my answer, and sometimes they like it sometimes, they don't most of the time they understand that you know because we all I think, honestly, we all want to judge it's GonNa follow the rules. If you're not gonNA follow the rules while you're campaigning, what's going to happen when you're on the bench So. So most of the time you know I I really honestly all the different people I've talked to I can think of. One person who was not happy with the answer and then you know when I told them I said, well, don't you want to judge is going to follow the rules. He said Yeah Yeah I do you guys? I say he did when he thought about that you're right. You're right on understand you know said so so what I think doesn't matter anyway, I ran for office in the past and I really enjoyed meeting people and you just it's it can be humorous it can be poignant you know and But they do people WanNa, talk, yeah they WANNA talk about. Federal Government and what do you think about this only has found it to be fascinating because you really do get to know the community much better. Yeah. People is I'm amazed at how friendly people really are. You know that was always my concern about knocking on somebody's door the companion erupting them there. Saturday they weren't al or whatever yeah and for the most part people are even even if the answer the door and I like okay thank you and. If I after I've said a couple a couple of sentences now, they'll stop and listen to what you know and and so they're very, very nice. People are great. Yeah. Well, one last question you talked about people you know you, you tell them your qualifications, your experience in what you want to accomplish. Do you want to share that like that part of your message what you want to accomplish if you are elected judge is there like an overriding? Place in your heart you know that you want to share with us about why what you can accomplish if you're elected. When I talk to people but I tell them is you know I was like to tell them my qualifications that I started Mike. With the DA's office twenty years I've been there. As a felony prosecutor, I try cases ranging from felony theft of first degree murder everything in between. Just kind of know what I do You Know Health Start I said but I do believe in in rehabilitation over incarceration when that's. Appropriate and I helped start the drug court program, and so I really want people to understand that. Yes. I strongly believe in law and order when that's appropriate in a when when when it's appropriate to really enforce law and order like with violent offenders. If a violent offender has has hurt someone they need to be held appropriately accountable. If they're convicted in my opinion I'm but I want people I believe that that it is important to have rehabilitation over and Carson nation because it helps our whole community if we can help nonviolent offenders to get back on track with their lives and become contributing members of our community rather than just living off the community. A that helps all of us you know and so that's really what I want to try to accomplish. Once I'm on the bench is to keep the momentum of some of these.
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"All they need to do is go to Lafayette that last coded and they can access information on the Bart Grant and they can access inflammation although phase one of that is gone is done, but then they can access information and on the main street recovery programs ever places including our site and try to get help there. So we've gotTa get our folks over. Over the fifty yard line so that we can hold on down the stretch until we get to some version of normal, right You mentioned three one one point two. What is that? That's a phone. What what If you live in Lafayette in order to get to consolidate government for lots of different things you press three one on your phone I've never known and we're option to say okay option to takes you to a leader between Gotcha in to takes you to a leader staff or Talk to you route to the proper person. If if they need to do that like the drowns who knows all about the issues and unemployment is and will also end are also call you back and follow up with what you need and we've got you like I said we've handled. Over twenty, two, hundred such calls. So it's been, it's been a real real good thing. Yeah. So your staff has it hasn't been a walk in the park there not just relaxing at home or. Working remotely and you've been busy. Busy that bad. We're we're normally busy with this is the new busy because say they have? Sacrificed tremendously, they just like anybody else with kids and and and and worries about their parents, their grandparents, but they have put in literally hundreds and hundreds of extra hours. They went in a matter, three weeks from just hearing about over the handling these calls and vetting all the resources and watching hundreds of seminars to figure out where was the truth Ryan all this what would actually what forms of the latest in those early days was quite complex? We were a sort of a white of clarity. There and it made me feel good to understand how quickly. They were able to adapt to this and we talked for people. The other thing is this loan program on my board. Unanimously said, let's participate in this business. I can't think of a better thing to do for small businesses community right now than to just help them pay their rent. Won't something stay stay open and try to get through this one encourage anybody that's been listening to us this last resource greg was talking about even if you just look on facebook and the website I and call three, one, one option to. I know from experience what you offer people and many of us don't have access to the means to pay high end CPA's. Attorneys to guide us. So to have this resource, if you're a small business in particular, our individual, a self proprietor that doesn't know what to do I know just even applying for the..
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"Other entities. Is. The opportunity to network and to have mentors. And this nothing better as you pointed out earlier than someone saying. I'm not telling you how to do it, but this is how I do this. How do it? What do you think? and. I think that's really. Big and I think in a K. Diana. It's bigger than any place because here really friendly entrusting usually by nature so. What we've got is an entire ecosystem built around the engine of our economy, which is business. Business comes first in government pops up around businesses, not vice versa, and that business creating those jobs is what we are established to help mostly. The only. Government entity that you know that's dedicated directly to business support or. I didn't know much about leader until I met. Ryan Legrand and you know I'm a big Fan of his Ryan helps people in so many ways. But when I was practicing law full time I had to learn new skills and I had taken on this Upper Lafayette economic development. Job and I didn't know how to do excel didn't know how to do powerpoint presentations and I had a lot to learn about computers and. Just upgrading my skill set. And so I had heard about leader at that point and Ryan helped me tap into money that's available to people I. Think it was up to three thousand dollars a year per employee at small businesses to to help their workforce. If they are employed, you have to be on the payroll, not just a contract worker but I can take all kinds of classes that really helped me do my job better and that's the kind of thing that I looked to lead a four. It's like not only getting a business started bit helping employees kind of. Grow and thrive. So the business can thrive you know and it's just down down home health that you offer. Thanks John. It's it's If you're under fifty employees, you have very little time to look around and see where help is you're trying to keep your head above water and you're working hard to make it to the next level. Well, with that said there or grants out there in we're the leading area the day in terms of. Our businesses getting those grants and.
"lafayette" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"Are you familiar with the story of the Marquee? Lafayette the man. Lafayette is named after the Marquee Viet was a hero of the American Revolutionary War having served under General George Washington in several crucial battles. He was only nineteen years old when he came to the states and he had no previous combat experience. After the war he returned to France and entered the political realm championing the ideals of Liberty Than America embodied President James Monroe invited Lafayette tour the US to instill the spirit of seventeen seventy six in the next generation of Americans and to celebrate the nation's fiftieth anniversary. Lafayette visited all of the American States and was received with a hero's welcome traveling more than six thousand miles in accompanied by his son. George Washington D. Lafayette named after George Washington when the Louisiana legislature divided Saint Martin Parish in eighteen twenty four it created Lafayette parish the parish name. Lafayette was chosen due to the enthusiasm of the market Lafayette's visit to the US however our city's name remained vermillion. Ville do to the fact that the name. Lafayette had already been given to a suburb of New Orleans. Eventually in eighty four vermillion Ville became Lafayette and joined dozens of other cities counties schools and public squares named in honor of the Marquee to Lafayette. And now back to our interview..
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"Thanks Janice a pleasure pleasure to be here. I'm excited about our conversation. We kind of were introduced through our mutual friend. Chris Raider who's also from New Iberia. So I wanNA thank Chris for everything that Raider solutions does and and for making this connection for us so you WanNa start talking first about your background growing up and new Iberia and how you got into the computer world yes so. I'm actually Lafayette Native House. Actually born actually right down the road from here. Landry Lords Hospital did grow up in new Iberia. I play both sides of it to my advantage but I'm new. I grew up in new Iberia to Catholic High and my father worked for the university for several years. In fact retired from university is head of the business system of business administrator here and Was always interested in technology. My my father was a World War. Two veteran for that specific and had a technology role in what he did in the navy and that kind of followed him throughout his career and so he was a partner with doctor. James Oliver and some of the leadership Back then about bringing in computer science and computer into the university and so My brother was a graduate of computer science here and I kind of followed in those footsteps. I want to make a point before we move on in one thousand nine hundred sixty two. Usfl actually offered the first master of Science degree in computer science so us. Sal and now you L. V. Ad has always been far thinking and I think leading the way for this industry and I don't know that a lot of people understand that we're so we're so fortunate that you know the leadership of the university Back then saw the advantages saw where where where the things were going and making that investment. You know it's quite a feather in our hat you know. We grew out of the Mathematics Department. But in the early sixties to have a massive computer science really put put a focus on university. Yeah I've heard that it was really. Us L. and MIT. That were the leaders in the country so several universities and no doubt I think we followed a lot of the mit direction and investments. We made not just from the programmatic side but also the time of the infrastructure Bringing in the Baltic system back then was was a big deal. University major investment a major commitment. And that kind of followed with some of the larger computer science schools. Were doing at the time right once you graduated. Did you work in state or was that immediately when you joined some of these companies mentioned so? I finished my master's Program. Kinda just stated the university Didn't know what else to do in Enrolled in the PhD program in Was a laboratory research manager so I taught some computer science classes in work within the university. We did a project that involved Some infrastructure and networking systems sun microsystems So about six months work on that grand and working with them. They offered me a role at Sun in. This was in nineteen eighty seven. I made the jump to Sun Microsystems back. Then and then you also worked with Oracle. What did they do? What does Oracle Corporation do? So Oracle is one of the leading manufacturers producers of business software finishing a five hundred companies so their database they are your P. or management softwares would runs most of the fortune. Five hundred companies So Finance Industry In Insurance Manufacturing All of the major industries usually run on organ software. It's a very large company. One of the largest software and infrastructure companies in the United States are in the world. So what brought you back to Louisiana and in particular back to your your Alma Mater. Both my my wife and I are from from South Louisiana. Our families are both from here. You know we we. We both grew up with very large families very close families and we wanted our kids to be experienced that Unfortunately my dad was diagnosed with cancer in passed away a short time after we were living out of state and at that point my wife and I sat down and decided we want our kids to grow up with their grandparents. You want our kids to know their cousins aunts and uncles and we made the decision to come back. I I was fortunate at microsystems where I I was covering the United States and I had a role where not only when I inquired about relocating I was encouraged so in early two thousand they said you move wherever you want. We don't care you know you're getting on a plane anyway and in fact it was kind of interesting because not only did they encourage me. They said look. We'll pay for your phone. We'll pay for your office. We'll give you a check to buy your furniture. We'll pay your phone bills. So they really. They really encouraged it. And kinda used that that work from home as as an incentive to work for Sun Microsystems. And you ended up at at the university though. If you WANNA talk about that I know you were somewhat recruited. Yeah so I I was able to work from home Working out of out of Katyusha. Forget ten fifteen years wallet son in Wallet Oracle but on the road every week and so getting up on Mondays and right getting on an airplane to New York Chicago or Denver San Francisco. And you know I. I told my wife at fifty five that it was time to slow down and doctoral. Ramesh is vice president of research and economic development trying to recruit me back to the university for a long time. I think it was. Cgi opening or maybe the proficient opening he he basically said Matt. It's time and let's do it. That's Great Yeah I've been here ever since. Yeah See. You're here like we're really growing in our tech businesses here. I mean we're right across the street from CGI. I know you're close with willow bar and he's been a guest on the show Matt. There's so much going on here. Lafayette I'd like you to jump in if you can start talking about what is going on at U. L. in particular. I mentioned earlier about research. I know there's a lot of research going on and you're also this innovation managing director for the it's a mouthful for the center of Visual and Decision Informatics. But that's funded through the National Science Foundation. There's just so much going on. I don't know anything about this. I wanted to let us know what you're doing. Thanks Jen has some great questions. You know we're very fortunate. We we really have a hidden Jim in the university particularly on the research side you know the growth in in the research dollars over the past ten years have been phenomenal last year. I think we closed out with about one hundred and twenty five million dollars in orange expenditures which puts us in in the top twenty five percent of the six hundred and fifty research institutions in the US. And that's quite a feather in our cap. It is growing dramatically. Well established goal several years ago to become Corgi or one I think is now called the recent university with the highest research level in. We're just on the cusp of that. And I think in the next round of of overviews which happened in another year or so. We're pretty confident that we'll be in that in that tier and when you look at the one hundred twenty five million dollars of funding that we receive that puts US above university such as oh Ms University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It put us great company and in fact if you look at the cumulative research dollars of all the other universities in the system you know Louisiana Tech and in University of New Orleans and You know southeastern North Western's up Enac addition so one If you do their cumulative totals and doublet. It's still less than what we do here. It's amazing yeah and yeah and there's a tremendous impact in the community You know you has somewhere around a five hundred million dollar impact in our community and when you take the research side of it right. When there's research dollar sent spent that means we're supporting additional graduate. Students were supporting additional faculty members. We're partnering with Industry. We're buying products We're employing more people right. So we have a twenty thousand students in two thousand and staff and faculty members is quite an economic impact with the third largest employer in Lafayette. If I'm not mistaken and you'd also said that a lot of those research dollars come from industry. They're not just from government but these are from private concerns. That are supporting this research. In the tagline the universe uses called research for a reason and a lot of it is applied research in one of the things. We pride ourselves on. Is that the majority of our a large part of our funds actually comes from industry and I think we're probably in the top ten in the US and the percentage of funds from industry. You know historically universities are funded through Government entities such as NIH National Institute for Health the National Science Foundation or the Department of Defense and while we pursue funding through all of those agencies. We go the extra mile and really focus on on getting funding from industry. Because we feel that that's our best way of giving back. We feel that engages students more and better prepares them for for the industry right now. You've told me that. It's all about data analytics. And how to derive the data for the issues? You know to solve problems. So can you give an example or two of what you guys actually do like? What do you research so I as part of the the university? I'm inside of what they call the Informatics Research Institute in its say it's a grouping of about five different centers and while they may have different focuses on health and health innovation or cybersecurity. Public Safety are smart connected communities. The common theme across all of those is really around data. Data analytics is about a subodh gaining information of the data about getting insights from the data. And that's really our focus in over the past several years. You've heard a lot of a lot of you know saying Data is the new oil. It's which should be mind would be refined and naturally are which in the Center for Visual Indecision Informatics Consortium of six universities founded by U. L. I includes Drexel University in Philadelphia Stony Brook Long Island University of Virginia in Charlottesville UNC Charlotte and Charlotte North Carolina as well as temporary university in Finland in these universities have come together along with industry partners to do research and data analytics to help move the industry forward. And you're the director managing director so the Executive Director of the center is Dr Vj Ragavan. He's the founder of the center. He's a researcher professor in the School of Computing here at U. L. My role as as managing director is during the day to day operations particularly making sure that the twenty-something twenty-six industry partners that provide us funding that we're delivering on the projects where meeting the milestones and that the university researchers understand what are the key components. Kate the key metrics at these industry providers. Really right out of this I I've got some notes about I know there was just a grant And you're serving as technical lead for the city of Lafayette's participation in the SMART Gigabit cities initiative. Is that some of the things that come out of this or is that a separate has excuse. What is one thing? That's been fun at the university is that I do have the opportunity to wear different hats and I think most people at the university Do the same thing we do. Whatever we can to promote research to promote industry and promote Connectivity within our community and several years ago. Us ignite which was an NSF. Another National Science Foundation sponsored initiative that came out of the White House was around communities that have gigabit infrastructure would. Can they do different outcome right? So and that's us in Lafayette was one. We were one of the initial eight cities that were selected And I think has grown to twenty five university twenty five cities in really. Us ignited in this connected. The cities and allow us to share experiences. Allowed us to share expertise share connectivities on what works and doesn't with the goal of providing a better citizen engagement better citizen services one of the areas that we focus on in here in. Lafayette has around public safely particularly around resilience and recovery..
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"Years i knew it was like the coolest moment just seeing you so who in your element in your town and i was like this is amazing because like yeah but i love like top of your that's what i love about having such a flexible schedule as i come to lafayette like a fair bit you rely i do often because my parents live here my friends live here and there's always a good good reason to come to laugh yet there's never a bad reason that's so discover lafayette yeah i've never missed a festival international oh ever i've come back every single year i'll miss mardi gras but i i won't missed us learn astronauts the best thing ever i understand and yeah so i come back with a fairly often and i'm just like mysteries mood and i'm like dude ooh yeah it's it's scary sometimes because i'm like okay i have to eat here here here and here and i have to do it in two days but yeah so it's nice to have that balance like going from a big city that i love and then being able to come home and like go kayaking martin appreciate it so absolutely absolutely and i come home enough we're like i don't know it feels it feels like my friends are like i see you more than i do my other friends sometimes with here that's that's probably i also rallied people i'm like we're gonna do ladies night and last night didn't care where we went yeah i love it cassie we're here as we mentioned earlier in raider solutions were grateful for the help adjacent sikora guesses in taping this show and i know you've been in the industry and i know you probably have some questions well first of all cassie thank you for being here for taking time to do this this has been awesome so fun to listen to your story and then i got super excited when i lost lost certainly yes of course voice but no to hear the parallels between what you went through in in getting where you are to what i did in the music business right and rough it for a couple of years and then all of a sudden break and the floodgates open and you start meeting people that meet other people and and i never had a business card and i was never without work yeah right so it just happens but you have to put in the people business really yeah my my interview for britney spears this kid was the manager said come hang out with me at a bar and we hung out for three hours i said so you're going to interview me and he goes no i like you can live on a bus with you you never asked me about my skills can we get along mm-hmm so yeah so like i got super excited so many times new telling your story you mentioned jump around here what's your favorite day salah camera is a cannon but my cannon isn't sixty for like who wouldn't want a mark to i don't have a mark taylor i love karen rebel but we just got a new rebel i think t- seven i it's just a goof around with totally totally okay so you said that you wrote a script in four days which seems crazy but that was that was one of my questions was how how how long does it typically take and you say varies but on average i i would say to write a movie like five weeks if you push yourself you work every day pitcher fulltime job abraham dote if you have stuff to do in life and might take longer but that's like i think pretty reasonable time you you know timeframe to give yourself to write a movie i crash it still is a lot of work and you have to work at it every day but that's reasonable four days is a little silly that include rick i'd imagine this rewrites as well right that doesn't include the right so that's just like that's just my draft act of like whenever whenever i submit it to a network and they wanna make changes that's when the rewrite come into play but i sort of that's why like submitting scripts you don't i'll have to submit scripts technically you can submit ideas treatments this kind of thing interest when you're when you're an established writer so when they know that you can write a movie basically like i don't have to do it at this point they know me well enough but i like doing a script t i think you get to put your whole idea i and you get to say this is my vision where where they can make changes along the way if you just give them a treatment or a summary that's what that means then they can edit it in outlining process and change your vision even and i just really liked the idea of putting like okay this is what i have if you want to change stuff that's great like we can change things but this was this was what i have to offer you differently only if an idea versus full manuscript star only purchasing the idea from you yeah but if you're writing the movie no same i mean so you have to be smart and a little bit of a boss when negotiating i've learned that there's a little bit of ageism in this industry more more than sexism there's some sexism for shirt but i found there's a lot more ages of but people are pretty over about about ageism so i yeah i know movies to pay me like a normal writer so as part of your process do you have a favorite part of it is like giving ideas the the writing fleshing things out is what really drives drives who makes you excited when writing a script that's what the feeling of finishing scrapped honestly i think that's what propels you like it feels so good to finish the script especially when you get to the end and it sort of the fun part where i don't always write things in order so like you get an idea i am i know it's going to happen but i don't know you know i know what ANC are but i don't want to be is that kind of thing so when you're at the end and and it's like filled in the beginning i haven't end i have most of the middle and you just have to fill in the fun things and you have you get new ideas in for like you can put in a smaller story line at the very end or just little details about like originally this is good concept in the christmas contract i i did not figure out what the maze was and i was bugging me so if you remember at the end of the movie there's this christmas tree as as she goes through and he tells her love story through the ornaments ornaments i hadn't thought of that so i wrote most of the movie without that mind so basically and then oh wait i can make the mom and homemade or like ornament maker and so i changed her profession or her little craft to being an ornament shop and said i had a contract love it you know shout onto the bowers family classics mcdonagh's awesome and so yeah so it was like those kind of when those things come together especially at the end it just feels so satisfying to like put everything together and make make ideas like that so i i i've released a bunch of music and win writing music depending on what you're doing and what kind of style it is there's a certain things that you do like verse pre chorus chorus back to a verse breakdown another chorus is writing so kind of like that where there's three separate acts or is it not really that way anymore so that's yeah that's how they sometimes teach it they definitely did back in the day they taught three act structure for movies but there's so many theories these days i've heard of the seven extra i've heard i don't even care about access to think about that so okay on the TV movie world they're technically nine acts but those are just based on commercial breaks they're not actually beats really totally i don't i don't know about that i have i have my own way of thinking about things so so you have your inciting incident right that sort of what what propels your movie that's in any kind of english storytelling perspective i call it your all was lost moment and that sort of like right before you know the the and basically i have like a page number usually it's in the sixties maybe it's in the seventies and like that's when everything goes to it goes bad content heartstrings yeah things are going wrong you through on all the bad stuff out your characters especially at christmas film it would be like there's a snowstorm and we gather more and we should break up because we we live in two different cities like these are like you shove all the bad stuff and then you have your resolution and then along the way there's lots of little things but when i start writing a script i have to know the the inciting incident i have to know the last moment and a half to know how everything's going to resolve interesting okay i think that's kind of all you need and you get to know your characters and then you start it's fine so cute awesome i like that and that kind of hommos spreaders do it or is that just kind of your your thing i think everyone's very different because i also weird i right out of order so i might write the beginning usually right i but then after the beginning it's i who knows what i'm gonna all right next so i think some people are really obsessive outlines so some people like to be very particular about what their story is before they write it but i i don't i don't like that it doesn't it i'm just my creativity isn't like better for you yeah i kind of let the sound so cheesy and like hippie ethereal but like i kind of let the writer like the characters like tell me their story weirdly i know it sounds you sound on stupid but sometimes when i'm writing dialogue they'll just say something in it's like something that i wasn't planning on writing into the script well maybe there is this going to happen like or maybe already be happened or i don't know it sounds dumb but it's move i love it i know you're hoping that say that that's what i pictured it's coming to you yeah they're in a bottle of whiskey hark unlike tell me your story too i think that's a great response because again the same way yes sometimes it goes back and forth like you're pushing it and other times it's coming from you and you don't even know here in in and disturb playing something and then all of a sudden like there's a song yeah how did this happen here and i can relate to this like also as.
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"Years i knew it was like the coolest moment just seeing you so who in your element in your town and i was like this is amazing because like yeah but i love like top of your that's what i love about having such a flexible schedule as i come to lafayette like a fair bit you rely i do often because my parents live here my friends live here and there's always a good good reason to come to lafayette there's never a bad reason that's so discover lafayette yeah i've never missed a festival international oh ever i've come back every single year i'll miss mardi gras but i i won't missed us on our national it's the best thing ever i understand and yeah so i come back like a fairly often and i'm just like mysteries food and i'm like dude ooh yeah it's it's scary sometimes because i'm like okay i have to eat here here here and here and i have to do it in two days but yeah so it's nice to have that balance like going from a big city that i love and then being able to come home and like go kayaking martin appreciate it so absolutely absolutely and i come home enough we're like i don't know it feels it feels like my friends are like i see you more than i do my other friends sometimes with here that's that's probably i also rallied people i'm like we're gonna do ladies night and last night didn't care where we went yeah i love it cassie we're here as we mentioned earlier in raider solutions were grateful for the help adjacent sikora guesses in taping this show and i know you've been in the industry and i know you probably have some questions well first of all cassie thank you for being here for taking time to do this this has been awesome it was so fun to listen to your story and then i got super excited when i lost lost certainly yes of course voice but no to hear the parallels between what you went through in in getting where you are to what i did in the music business right and rough it for a couple of years and then all of a sudden break and the floodgates open on easter meeting people that meet other people and and i never had a business card and i was never without work yeah right so it just happens but you have to put in the people business really yeah my my interview for britney spears this kid was the manager said come hang out with me at a bar and we hung out for three hours i said so you're going to interview me and he goes no i like you can live on a bus with you you never asked me about my skills can we get along mm-hmm so yeah so like i got super excited so many times new telling your story you mentioned jump around here what's your favorite day salah camera is a cannon but my cannon isn't sixty for like who wouldn't want a mark to i don't have a mark taylor i love karen rebel but we just got a new rebel i think t- seven i it's just a goof around with totally totally okay so you said that you wrote a script in four days which seems crazy but that was that was one of my questions was how how how long does it typically take and you say varies but on average i i would say to write a movie like five weeks if you push yourself you work every day pitcher fulltime job abraham dote if you have stuff to do in life and might take longer but that's like i think pretty reasonable time you you know timeframe to give yourself to write a movie i crash it still is a lot of work and you have to work at it every day but that's reasonable four days is a little silly that include rick i'd imagine this rewrites as well right that doesn't include the right so that's just like that's just my draft act of like whenever whenever i submit it to a network and they wanna make changes that's when the rewrite come into play but i sort of that's why like submitting scripts you don't i'll have to submit scripts technically you can submit ideas treatments this kind of thing interest when you're when you're an established writer so when they know that you can write a movie basically like i don't have to do it at this point they know me well enough but i like doing a script t i think you get to put your whole idea i and you get to say this is my vision where where they can make changes along the way if you just give them a treatment or a summary that's what that means then they can edit it in outlining process and change your vision even and i just really liked the idea of putting like okay this is what i have if you want to change stuff that's great like we can change things but this was this was what i have to offer you differently only if an idea versus full manuscript star only purchasing the idea from you yeah but if you're writing the movie no same i mean so you have to be smart and a little bit of a boss when negotiating i've learned that there's a little bit of ageism in this industry more more than sexism there's some sexism for shirt but i found there's a lot more ages of but people are pretty over about about ageism so i yeah i know movies to pay me like a normal writer so as part of your process do you have a favorite part of it is like giving ideas the the writing fleshing things out is what really drives drives who makes you excited when writing a script that's what the feeling of finishing scrapped honestly i think that's what propels you like it feels so good to finish the script especially when you get to the end and it sort of the fun part where i don't always write things in order so like you get an idea i am i know it's going to happen but i don't know you know i know what ANC are but i don't want to be is that kind of thing so when you're at the end and and it's like filled in the beginning i haven't end i have most of the middle and you just have to fill in the fun things and you have you get new ideas in for like you can put in a smaller story line at the very end or just little details about like originally this is good concept in the christmas contract i it did not figure out what the maze was and i was bugging me so if you remember at the end of the movie there's this christmas tree as as she goes through and he tells her love story through the ornaments ornaments i hadn't thought of that so i wrote most of the movie without that mind so basically and then oh wait i can make the mom and homemade or like ornament maker and so i changed her profession or her little craft to being an ornament shop and said i had a contract love it you know shout onto the bowers family classics mcdonagh's awesome and so yeah so it was like those kind of when those things come together especially at the end it just feels so satisfying to like put everything together and make make ideas like that so i i i've released a bunch of music and win writing music depending on what you're doing and what kind of style it is there's a certain things that you do like verse pre chorus chorus back to a verse breakdown another chorus is writing so kind of like that where there's three separate acts or is it not really that way anymore so that's yeah that's how they sometimes teach it they definitely did back in the day they taught three act structure for movies but there's so many theories these days i've heard of the seven extra i've heard i don't even care about access to think about that so okay on the TV movie world they're technically nine acts but those are just based on commercial breaks they're not actually beats really totally i don't i don't know about that i have i have my own way of thinking about things so so you have your inciting incident right that sort of what what propels your movie that's in any kind of english storytelling perspective i call it your all was lost moment and that sort of like right before you know the the and basically i have like a page number usually it's in the sixties maybe it's in the seventies and like that's when everything goes to it goes bad content heartstrings yeah things are going wrong you through on all the bad stuff out your characters especially at christmas film it would be like there's a snowstorm and we gather more and we should break up because we we live in two different cities like these are like you shove all the bad stuff and then you have your resolution and then along the way there's lots of little things but when i start writing a script i have to know the the inciting incident i have to know the last moment and a half to know how everything's going to resolve interesting okay i think that's kind of all you need and you get to know your characters and then you start it's fine so cute awesome i like that and that kind of hommos spreaders do it or is that just kind of your your thing i think everyone's very different because i also weird i right out of order so i might write the beginning usually right i but then after the beginning it's i who knows what i'm gonna all right next so i think some people are really obsessive outlines so some people like to be very particular about what their story is before they write it but i i don't i don't like that it doesn't it i'm just my creativity isn't like better for you yeah i kind of let the sound so cheesy and like hippie ethereal but like i kind of let the writer like the characters like tell me their story weirdly i know it sounds you sound on stupid but sometimes when i'm writing dialogue they'll just say something in it's like something that i wasn't planning on writing into the script well maybe there is this going to happen like or maybe already be happened or i don't know it sounds dumb but it's move i love it i know you're hoping that say that that's what i pictured it's coming to you yeah they're in a bottle of whisky unlike tell me your story too i think that's a great response because again the same way yes sometimes it goes back and forth like you're pushing it and other times it's coming from you and you don't even know here in in and disturb playing something and then all of a sudden like there's a song yeah how did this happen here and i can relate to this like also as a musician listen there's some projects i've written in your like chugging through and it takes over there are some projects when i'm like whoa how did i do that all in one day and same thing with music sick i think those are creative processes are always different you can never pin down exactly so you just have to be okay with it when songs every written five times because i struggled in the best ones are the ones that i wrote in five minutes it's probably the script is probably fantastic because it just came to you so fast yeah yeah exactly that's awesome again thank you for being here just an awesome podcast so happy to be here jim jason sikora aura raiders solutions thank you again for making our show plausible and cassie doyle and taylor swift this has been fun gosh you know oh i love doing the podcast but it really came to live today just thinking back about your journey and where you are right now i just feel like the sky's the limit for you so congratulations on success continued success and i wanna thank our listeners for the 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"This is john swift and you're listening to discover lafayette a podcast dedicated to the people people and rich culture of lafayette the gateway to south louisiana we tape in the offices of writer solutions located in the light center in lafayette raider offers offers a complete fleet of IT solutions for businesses of all sizes if you're wondering if writer can help your business please visit reiter solutions dot com i'd also also like to thank iberia bank for it support founded in eighteen eighty seven iberia bank the largest bank based in louisiana and is headquartered in lafayette with three hundred twenty i five combined locations throughout the south they offer the resources of a national bank with the personal touch of a community bank please visit iberia bank dot com for more information asian and lastly thank you for the support of lafayette general health as a katy anna's largest nonprofit community on regional health system lafayette general l. health is committed to restoring maintaining and improving health in the communities it serves for more information visit lafayette general dot com our guest today is cassie doyle a- laughing at native who is becoming well known for writing feature length films that successfully made it to television screens for christmas twenty nineteen to upcoming movies will premiere on lifetime and they're entitled the road home for christmas and radio christmas in two thousand eighteen to other christmas films cassie road aired on lifetime christmas in tennessee and at christmas contract a christmas contract was filmed right here in lafayette cassie graduated from lafayette in moving image arts she moved to new york city in two thousand fifteen in initially served as an assistant for small jewelry design company then as an assistant at an networks where she made contacts in the industry and started writing movies she's a member of the writers guild and is currently working on some new projects that are not related to the christmas season cassie welcome to discover lafayette take you for and let's also welcome my daughter taylor taylor swift who's one.
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"I want to get in a plug. I got to know your dad brad n._u. Through upper lafayette economic development you were very kind and supportive supportive member and i remember if you remember this one of my first meetings. You came to iran you. Were an avid rotarian and i broke all the laws of rotary meeting. We went over time remember that he was only aside during this is not going to work so i learned earned after that we ran them like a you know a well oiled machine. How would get people in and out on time but i always appreciated your kindness. If you don't have an agenda agenda i know it's going to run over just had trouble getting people to stop and i just laugh about that brad because your dad was like well. There's one hundred other people there you gotta deal with the one that you know as scott the microphones so i i love seeing you guys and we thought it'd be nice. If we could talk today about your background both of you grown up here in lafayette making the decision to stay here and and being a successful in the real estate business so ron. If we can start with you you were born and raised here in lafayette. Would you talk about your upbringing sure of was born in lafayette. I was <hes> borhan university right across the street from lafayette junior high school well. I think it's a elementary now but <hes> lived here all my life and went to cathedral carmel was cathedra carmont the time now it's <hes> cathedral and <hes> i graduated in nineteen sixty four wave it or not yeah well for a couple of years and the draft vietnam was very busy at the time so i joined the service and <hes> it was in the u._s. Army for three years in germany wow leading experience for you. It really was and <hes> what i came back. <hes> i went to work for several companies but i went to work for atlantic richfield arco and that's where i got my own gas experience and always wanted to have my own business so after work arco i decided that <hes> i work for one of the smaller company had a went into business awesome on nine hundred seventy eight. Let's talk about that. I know that's when you started in real estate but you were you. Were juggling many balls. I mean you were really active in the oil and gas business assorted in february nineteen seventy-eight knowing what business would be the best i was i went into oil and gas. Yes and i went into real estate at the same time. It was booming. Oh yeah nineteen seventy eight. He's pretty good bought. My first home. Real estate was not really that good in nineteen seventy eight but he got better as time went on and then when i went into business i was fortunate to have a lot of clients because no one on was doing that kind of work. I was doing talk about that. <hes> major oil companies would diversifying and if they didn't have globalization of only gas wells in in one place they were selling the assets even though they had a good well to a geologist or an investor and they had no one. I'm to operate it. So that's where i came in right. So you brought your was the only person in town that was doing this kind of work. I would do the accounting take care of the regulatory and later we added engineering field operations land legal and everything and we operated everything. That's when a lot. The millionaires were being created during that time that was just heyday down so the clients that i had really didn't have anyone to do the work and go ahead no competition for about twenty years. It was nice so ron did you. <hes> were you still selling real estate. When you were busy with your oil and gas work and you talk about that yes i was except that only gas took priority after a while business was growing so quickly at that particular point in time there was no one one like our company that was providing all the services for the only gas industry for independence so independence would wanted to <hes> <hes> drill wells they wanted to reenter wells to restore production and so on but they had no one to take care of the accounting started off basically in the accounting business gas accounting and back in those days in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight only major oil companies are major companies had large computers. We didn't have f._p._d._c.'s back in those days so manual accounting for oil and gas in splitting it up into the investors was very complicated so i met with two who of the <hes> computer companies in lafayette and designed only gas package to pay all the royalty owners to build all the investors bruce and and do the work so i made a deal with them they they were right our design it they would write it and it they owned it. It must have been a godsend really it really was so and then after that then i was able to put all my clients on computer and computers was a big deal so we would install computers in their offices. They would put in their own accounts payables tie back into the computer systems that we were tied to in one thousand nine hundred seventy seventy eight. We were writing checks from lafayette louisiana to california online that that doesn't sound like a big deal now it was a big deal man right and then as time went on we bought our own computer systems and then we you know our company grew and so on we move from accounting to regulatory to someone lost their job and engineering they came to work for us and before you know it because of the demand we end up with an engineering company right the same thing happened with field management group so we end up with a field management group <hes> wind up with land people so anything that anyone needed a need this ron. Can you help me with this and i said yeah i said. Let me take a look at and i get back with you so i'd give them a price if it were good for them more good for us we were in. We we do the work for them and i'm thinking in the back of my head brad you might agree with us or your dad. Dad was meeting. Everybody and they probably need to buy real estate to our clients industrial type things back in those days but yeah i still had my real l. Satelites see your meat and everybody got some cash and company also maybe more than one <hes> stonehenge corporation stonehenge corporation started off as a consulting group and <hes> i designed that company and i ah just visualize stonehenge with all the stones in a circle and each one of those stones that was standing represented some type of <hes> <hes> work that we could provide for a client for example if a bank needed a com pewter system or a security system we would have a consultant would do that kind of work or if we had someone that needed an accounting service or something like that would have some money that would provide that engineering whatever so stonehenge was a circle oracle of all the disciplines of the consultants at work with me saying you never really were interested in working for someone else where you you wanted to around boss. I'll tell you what from the time. I was ten years old. I'm wondering on business so when the time came in nineteen seventy eight. I decided to go into business awesome all right. I'm glad you stayed here. Let's talk about your family and brad because i know y'all really could've you could've lived anywhere with dad brad. You've grown up here also absolutely do you wanna talk a little bit about that. Sure absolutely i was born and raised in lafayette louisiana not far off johnson johnson street and i was very altered or grown up and come really into my dad's area authority mown lawn business at the age <hes> so and really i was cutting actually my dad's properties the neighborhood and even work for local landscaping escaping company in lafayette. Did you make him by his own. Shoes will kidding about that off. They're making more money than me and probably didn't have to pay much in taxes. So you came up the same ways your dad's boss us and <hes> i was <hes> worked for a local gym in lafayette louisiana and i was in the wellness industry at the time and health and wellness so you you've got your license. <hes> your real estate license just five years ago. Absolutely you kind of hit the ground running though from what i understand i saw vision so so there's a need i'm holly involved in lafayette chamber of commerce and also is recognized two times year in a row from vassar that year for lafayette chamber. It's great and you meet people through that work so you went. You've got your license in two thousand fourteen for went to work for so what's it like doc working with your blessings grateful good follower good mentor in meeting people and having long term relationships with our clients hi. It's yeah now. No i wanna go back. I looked at the price of oil because in lafayette seems like even though we've diversified greatly away with information technology and medicine oil and gas is really the glue of our community and right when you got your license. Joining fourteen was probably probably the last little heyday but it went down from one thirty a barrel to under thirty dollars a barrel what was like entering during the market. I know you'll have a lot of contacts but our our economy was turned upside down. Well you got out vox. I went after it and i was working with lots of investors <hes> from land to medical to whatever in lafayette estate in if it wasn't here i would find <hes> and i'll work directly with the fire month. I would help them with the contractual parts in an economic downturn. We were still successful because we were serving our clients oy right so ron wanted to talk about that sam. I mean you know you've you've seen the ups and downs in our economy here over the years. You know we when i went into business. In one thousand nine hundred seventy eight. Our business grew so fast that i mean it was unbelievable. I mean if you took a chart and you just charted at i mean it was like an hour just straight up and then you know nineteen eighty-six came around and the wall industry took a fall and we managed to make it through that and then in nineteen ninety eight ninety seven ended up selling outta the only gas business pretty much and got into real estate full time and i was about i was thinking about maybe retired about that time time and that's when brad said hey dad. Don't get out of the business yet. You said i'd like to come to work with. You and i said i'd like that. I'm really would would. I really was not really interested in retiring. I thought i wanted to know so anyway. I've always been very act so brad came to work with me and the one thing i i like about brad's is he's so social and other words and he can find people and he finds deals and he talks to people and let them together and so on so we were good at team he puts people together and then i helped put the deal together. You've got business expertise his job but you need the connections with people. So what types of properties do you guys like. What's in the last year or two what khanna china properties are being sold because i know it's not oil and gas related will they might have been previously we were in the industrial market market also and <hes> developed garber industrial park develop some subdivisions <hes> retail centers. I mean i've been in the business forty thirty two years. I developed a lot of different things but now <hes> things that are selling or <hes> multifamily large complex is not necessar- in louisiana <hes> been in other parts of the nation and hospitals were so hospitals wishaw shopping centers yourself just about everything you can think total racist act about <hes>..
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